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THE DAILY COMMONWEALTH.
; Ü ASSOCIATED PRESS UNION A880CIATBD PUBLISHED EVERY APTÉRNOON EXCEPT SUNDAY GILLESPIE, Editor and Publisher J.T tnca. GREENWOOD, LEFLORE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY? AFTERNOON. MAY 4, 1917. 1—NUMBER 211. SUBSCRIPTION: SaSs&gfy VOLUME =?==, I, I, C. ELECT NEW OFFICEIS MEM Tffil IEMUIU i oncers and the next meeting PLACE u. d. C. CONVENTION CHOSEN j MMMIKIIM - 4 final Session of Twenty First Annual Convention i fjeid This Afternoon—Selection of Next ! Meeting Place to be Made Today. M Ml MM MM I It four o'clock this afternoon the. ... ! g till in gesaion and U Csarention tb, selection of the next meeting ^ace was been reached... The session V U taken up with committee reports. With the selection of the next meet ing place for the Convention and trans lation of some this afternoon the twenty first tnnual convention of the Mississippi routine business mat • ' ten Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy which has been in ltl , i nn in this city for the past four close. The elec days will come to tion of officers took place this mom ing. Those elected and the offices they will hold for the coming term were: J , Honorary President, Mrs. Sarah j Jabney Eggleston, of Raymond. Honorary Vice-President, Mrs. Mary i R. Wallace. President, Mrs. H. S. Quinn, of West Point. First Vice-President, Mrs. J. C. Johnston, of Friars Point. Second Vive-President, Mrs. H. F. Simrall, of Columbus. Recording Secretary, Miss Alice Lamkin, of McComb. Treasurer, Mrs. Dubose, of Charles ton. Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. T. J. Dukemimie, of West Point. Registrar, Mrs. Lloyd Magruder, of Starkville. Recorder of Crosses, Mrs. P. L. Patrick, of Laurel. Director of the Children of Con federacy, Mrs. Emma McGregor, of Hattiesburg. Historian, Mrs. N. D. Goodwin, of Gulfport. Organizer, Mrs. J. T. Burney, of Waynesboro. Editor of Official Organ, Mrs. Net tie Storey Miller, of Forest. y Associate Editor, Mrs. T. B. Hollo man of Itta Bena. A delightful luncheon was served in honor of the members of the con vention, Division officers ( and visiting Daughters at one o'clock ths after I . .. , ... . , . . noon at the beautiful home of Mrs. T , R. Henderson. A detailed account of the lovely affair will appear in the so cial columns of this paper tomorrow. Last Night's Session. A large audience gathered at Mem orial Hall last evening, every seat be ing taken and each occupant delight- ! ed with the exercises which was of a The invocation was lead by Rev. Josept Rennie, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, followed by a lovely vocal solo, "A Birthday" by Mrs. A. C. Metts. Other beautiful vocal selections were rendered by Mrs. A. M. Holley and Misses Jane historical nature and of an interesting variety. OVER SCORE OF BOYS TO CAMP Captain Foley Met With Best of Suc cess While Here—Has Gone to Grenada and Oxford. Captain Oacar Foley of the Six teenth U. S. Cavalry, who has been here for three days in the interest of of the Officers Training Camp which Dp ens at Fort Logan H. Roots, near Lit tie Rock, Ark., May 8th, met with tauch encouragement while here and between thirty and forty young men from this city an dadjoining terri tory will leave in a few days to stand i their extrance examinations. | A list of the names of those who are going cannot be published af this time •• no one knows the exact personnel except Captain Foley. The Captain promised to advise Mr. Hays, aecre t«ry of the Business League, and the press representatives this morning be-1 a fore leaving but because of a rush to make a train waa prevented from do ing So. Captain Foley goes; to Gren •da from here and will go from there t® the University. A great interest waa manifested in of the training camp plan from the very first and when Captain Foley reached here Ke was immediately beaeiged by • large number of young tuen desirous j •f knowing requirements, The.Cap-j — tain was here firit one day last weak i for one day only and announced that 1 he would spent three days here thli ' *Hk. H* w»i iTHtljr pfte»«d, iritb Cagey and Dollie Kimbrough, a quar ! tette of Greenwood's own talented daughters. One of the features of the program was an interpretative dance, "The Butterfly," by Miss Louise Saunders, of Starkville, whose 'artistic dancing brought rounds of appreciative ap plause from the large audience. Miss Saunders is recognized as one of the best interpretative dancers in the state and it was a great pleasure to all as sembled to witness her dancing last evening. * Mrs. Virginia Redditt Price, the Di vision President, in a pleasing manner introduced Mrs. Mary I. Goodwin, of Biloxi, Historian of the Mississippi Division, JLT. D. C. whose address pertaining to her years work was heard with interest. At jtg c)ose Mrg Carrie WilHng Ramsey, with graceful speech pre J sented the medal for the prize essay j to Beauvoir Chapter, which was gra i ciously accepted by a member of that fortunate Chapter. Mrs. A. McC. Kimbrough, an en thusiastic member of the Varina Jef ferson Davis Chapter, made a beauti ful address in presenting the loving cup for best reminiscences to Beauvoir Chapter. Her talk abounding in ten der sentiment was counched in the fol lowing exquisite language: Madam President, Madam Historian, Daughters of the Confederacy, I Ladies and Gentlemen: It is with pleasure and pride that ; I present to the Mildred Maury Chap* j ter this elegant loving cup as a testi-1 monial of appreciation for the splend-1 id work, keeping alive the spirit of tty; "Old South. The "Old South" has not forgotten and the "Young South" will ever re member the great lessons of heroic foithfulness which , is its finest inher itance. There are signs already many | and fast gaining in number and signi ficance that the "Lost Cause" was nev er lost, that the principle for which the men in grey more than fifty years ago fought to hold high before the world is working now, to the redeem- f ing of the nation. Ignorance and pre judice and the sad mistakes are pass- 1 ing like a cloud and the South is winn-1and , at , 8st 8 fair recognition, and her Cause as it is clearly understood will c The leaven is spreading but a few short weeks ago a prominent son of j the North unhesitatingly said that the success of our country in the war with Germany would depend largely upoq Che South. Well did he know that be vindicated. I descendants of the men who composed f c the grandest army the world has ever known. Napoleon's dramatic words:, "Soldiers from those piramids forty to centuries look down upon you" may cast in a better mold, be applied to the thinning grey line. Soldiers the cen - 1 (Continued on Page Four) here in our beautiful Southland are of HEAVY RAIN AND,' HAIL YESTERDAY Three Fourths of an Inch of Water Fell in Few Minutes—Hail Did Little Damage. Three quarters of an inch and over, fell yesterday afternoon in the space of 4 few minutes, accompanied by heavy hail. The exact rainfall, ac cording to Mr. J. H. Stephen, local observer, being .77 inches. Reports from the outlying districts are to the effect that little damage was done by the hail. one It was feared that the growing crops would be damaged to a consid erable extent by the fall but judging 1 from the reports only the foliage ifrasj damaged. The leaves on plants in city gardens suffered some also, The River has been steadily falling since the high mark of thirty four and a half feet was reached several weeks ago an dia now four feet lower than that mark, showing a »tage this morn ing of 80.3 feet. The fall during the twenty four hours ending at seven o'clock this morning being three tenths of a foot, ing 63 degrees. . — — -;—*""" . '■ r "^* the result of hia work here, A* sten as they can he secured a liet of those who are to try the ex* e»in»tion* will be publish*«! ry, er at the in The temperatures for ths same per iod showed highest, 80 degrees, few est 59 degrees and at seven this morn •rip SLACKERS ■"ÄI.W 4iâ*i ? Ti V V Ik % «a w s» a V m \/a f, * W/M 1**1 iX 9 2 "7/X/i ii If! 77 j*' % % •.S; p « ftooilËÿ HI 1 Ml Ho HU* litt p V V :;.W V 1| /j or 1 u m $0 9 mmi Æ I m -tfte POP# fe ll $ 4 i*(Uc. MAN WHO IVftAifl" OrttV ÉH 0 U 6 H Por ms own wArir^ . ; m iFlt yoUNGMAN WHO FWWRieS ' 1 Ü AVOID SERVICE^ Sii m » ;*■■:■ >>>:. liii äi T RUSSIA HAYING MORE TROUBLE i I Workmen- and Soldiers Dissatisfied With Foreign Minister Milukoff and Demand His Resignation. ; j soldiers have gathered in front of the (By Associated Press) Petrograd, May 4—Detachments of palace which is used as the headquart erg 0 f the provisional government, gar ry i n g red . flags with inscriptions de manding the resignation of Foreign Minister Milukoff. | The resignation of Milukoff is de ma r.ded by thousands of soliders and workmen who marched in the streets yesterday and last night bearing ban ners inscribed "Down with Milukoff" The discontent has been smoldering f or some time on account of the belief that the minister was not in full sym 1 pathy with the views of the workmen soldiers, The executive committee later de c ided that it must take some action but that there was no reason to de mand the resignation of the provis j ona i government, SEVERELY CRITICISED. (By Associated Press) London, May 4— A Petrograd dis I patch says that Novaia Zhizn, the So f c j a ] Democrats organ and other ex treme ]eft newgpaper s severely criti cjge Foreign Secretary Milukoff'* note to tbe Allies asserting Russia's deter mination to vigorously push the war aga ; nst Germany. The note will be 1 digcusged this evening at an extraor dinary general meeting at the council of workmen and soldiers delegates. WHEAT PRICES GO MUCH LOWER Agreement Between Canada and America Causes May Contracte ' to Lose Twenty One Cents. . (By Associated Press) Chicago, May 4—As a result of the Canadian-Amepcan agreement to reg ulate grain prices May wheat at the opening today declined twen ty cents a bushel, July ten and three quarters cents and September .six and one quarter centl1 - 1 one COMPLETE ITALIAN LOAN. Wasington, May 4—(By Union As sociated Press)—Unless plans miscar ry, the arrangement for the Italian loan will be completed today. But one loan, that of $25,000,000 has been ob tained by Italy in the United States since the outbreak of the war. Furth er assistance which she needed has been obtained from Great Britain. Re cently exchange between the United States and Italy has been agains(Éhe latter country, dollars in Italy having at one time reached a premium of 50 per cent., although the rate has aomfi what improved since. Italy has been heavy purchasers of war supplie* in . the American market It is probable : that the money will be aveilable.with in a week or ten days. to Take the tyily Crauponwetlth. COTTON, GRAIN AND PROVISIONS. i New York Closed Ten Points Down and New Orleans Five to Nine Down—Spots Off. , The New York cotton market closed ten points down today and the New Orleans market was off five to nine points. Spots at New York were off 10 points and 25 off at New Orleans. Bales S,2lS bales. NEW YORK MARKET. _ _ Open High Low Close Close May 19.70 19 91 19.66 19.79 19.86 Oc? 18 72 18 96 18 70 18.86 18 961 Oct. 18.72 18.96 18.70 18.85 18.96 Dec 18.82 19.00 18.76 18.90 19.01 Closed*«) down. New York Spots 20.05-10 off. NEW ORLEANS MARKET. Prev. Open High Low Close Close May 19.09 19.20 18.98 19.13 19.18 July 18.88 18.93 18.64 18.85 18.94 Oct 18.25 *18.32 18.11 18.26 18.35 Dec 18.31 18.41 18.23 18.84 18.43 Closed 5 to 9 down. New Orleans Spots 19.50.—25 off Sales 3215. LIVERPOOL MARKET. Close. Prev. Close 12.42, . 12.86 May-June. July-Aug. Oct-Nov ........ Spot« 12.89 Sales 6000. 12 25 12 21 11.89 11.78 CHICAGO GRAIN MARKET. Close Prev. Close 2.25 3-4 2,20 1-4 WHEAT-July CORN-July. L43 1.4 1.44 7-8 OATS-July. 64 7-8 ... ,68 1-2 CHICAGO PROVISIONS. Cloio Prev.Cloa 39.15 .....88.56 PORK-July.... LARD—July .... RIBS-July. 22.62 ...22.85 21,06 .20.75 NEW YORK COTTON OIL MARKET Prev. Close. Close. .... 16.16 16.86 July.. 16.09 16.99 Aug. GREENWOOD COTTON RECEIPTS. .113,859 .103,492 Since Sept. 1, 1916. Same date last year. Wéek ending May 8, 1917. Same week last year. Stock on hand now. Same date last year. Increase of receipts over same date last year. 1,158 964 .... 20,108' .... 12,685 Amsterdam, May 4—(By Union As aociated Pres^*— Advices received from Vienna state that several thou*'-, and workmen who quit work on May Day have p/omised to return to their duties today as the result ef an ap-i peal made to them to resume work "in order to manifest inshakable sol- j idarity with the working classes the whole world ovor end e determination, to rebuild the 'International' which h«i been disrupted by the war, 10,367 AUSTRIAN WORKMEN EXPECTED TO GO BACK TODAY. USED MACHINE GUNS ON CROWD Reports Tell of Serious Revolt in Ber lin on May Day—Other Reports Say No Strike. / (By Associated Press) Amsterdam, May 4—Maasbode, of Maestricht, says that se,rious revolts occurred in Berlin last week. Accord ing to the paper the mob became so menacing that-machine guns were used. The story is not confirmed. REPORTS ARE CORRECT. (By Associated Press) Copenha y geni May 4_As far as can be from German newspapers 961 P ermitted to reach here the re P orts of thg faj]ure of the May Day gtrike movemen t are correct in the main. The paperg indicate strikes in some p , aceg WANTS BANK CONDITIONS. Call Sent Out to National Banks by Comptroller. (By Associated Press) Washington, May 4—Comptroller of the Currency today issued a call for the conditions of National Banks at the close of business on May first. COLLEGE BASEBALL GAMES. Tennessee and A. & M. Play This Af ternoon at Starkville. Clemson vs. Auburn at Auburn. Vanderbilt vs. Georgia at Atlanta. Virginia vs. Yale at New Haven. South Carolina vs. Erskine College at Columbia. Tennessee vs. Mississippi A. & M. Starkville, Miss. (By Associated Press) Londonderry, May 4—Captain Char- a les Edwards of the American steamer Rockingham, was barefooted when he arrived here late Wednesday night and thirty two members of the crew were scantily clad. They were cared fpr by the American Consul. SURVIVORS HAD NO CLOTHING Captain Charles Edwards of Amer ican Steamer Reached Shore Bare footed—Almost Naked. be THE WEATHER For the 24 Hours Ending at 7 A. fl. Temperature: Highest ■ 80 degrees Lowest - 59 degrees At 7 a. m. - 63 degrees j Precipitation.0.77 inches River Stage.7 a m - - - - 30 i feet Change in 24 hours down - 0.8 feet it Forecast. Mssissippi—Fair tonight and cooler. Saturday fair. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE WEATHER BUREAU. May 4. 1917. Local Pate, Greenwood, Mise. J. H. STEPHEN, Lccal Observer. BRITISH SHATTER OPPY UNE IN BLOODY STRUGGLE TODAY NNIMlailM Making Desperate Effort to Reach Wotan Line Before Germans Complete Organizaton of that Position—French Advance. ItalteltalteltaM ItalteltalteltaM (By Agaocifted Pregg) The British have burst through the Oppy line and are fighting the blood iest and sternest battle of the present offensive in an effort to smash the Wotan line before the organization by the Germans is completed. The Hindenburg line was outflanked and pierced in several places. The Germans failed to stop the forward surge of the British armies toward the Wotan positions, the last great bar rier barring them from the road to Douii and Gambrai and the coal and iron fields of Lens. Reports from behind the lines in Germany indicate that war junkers are clamoring for the annexation of Belgium. a AMERICANS PICKED UP. (By Associated Prem) London, May 4— Thé missing boat from the Rockingham with fourteen men has been picked up by a British steamer, the admiralty reports. » FRENCH MAKE PROGRESS. (By Associated Press) Paris, May 4—Further progress was made by the French last night in the Champagne region, the war oifice an nounces. I - , j to DESPERATE COUNTER ATTACKS, I British Headquarters in France" May 4—The Germans made desperate | pi counter attacks throughout the entire (By Associated Press) bhNMNMhbllilMiNllbKMIhkAll BRITISH TWO WEEKS AHEAD Balfour Rfceivea Cable Stating Ad vance on Western Front Greater Than Expected. (By Associated Press) Washington, May 4—The British forces on the Western front are two weeks ahead of the attacking sched ule according to a, cablegram received today by Secretary Balfour from the foreign office. The advance, is said, has been faster than expected and th4 losses smaller. The small loss is at tributed to artillery preparation and to the fact that the men are not allow ed out of the ring of the guns. a one the or BATTERY C IS IN NEED OF MEN city blit To Puace Organization on War Foot ing Over Fifty More Are Need ed-Will You Join. Battery C, Field Artillery, has al ready enlisted between one hundred and forty and one hundred and fifty men. The peace footing of the Bat tery is one hundred and thirty three men. The war footing is one hundred and ninety men. The Battery has been accepted by the state and probably will be accepted by the Federal gov ernment. When it is called out it will be called at war strength and will need fully two hundred and twenty five men to make the total of one hun dred and ninety. Quite a number of the members of th« Battery are planning to try to get into the Officers Training Camp a t Fort Logan H. Roots, which, If they succeed, means that many less for the Battery. Some one must fill their places and some one must fill the ranks to war strength, if you can pass the examinations for entrance to the Officers Training been are has den the ery have Camps it is to your interest to go there and take the work. If you can not it is to your interest to join the Battery because you will have to go anyway and it will be far better to go with a home organization than to be placed with some company of con scripted men in any branch of the service. the other The artillery is one of the beat and branches of the eervice an dmen who love go into that pert of the work apper- tery ently enjoy the military life more than those in the infantry. , get Battery C, he* been organized here, it is essentially a Greenwood organi zation though it is not going into the field with the feeling that it is fight ing for Greenwood anymore then tot the other sections of the United dred States. The fellows in the Battery that a*« patriotic ud in tddition ape one could in night against postions won by tho British yesterday but were repulsed. BRITISH MAKE PROGRESS. (By Associated Press) London, May 4—The British last night made progress northwest of St. Quentin and northeast of Hargicourt, capturing Malukoff Farm, the war of fice announce«. The British maintain ed the hold on Freanoi and the posi tions captured in yesterday's drive. The British were compelled to fall back from advanced positions captur ed in the neighborhood of Cheerily' and the Astrade-Arras-Gambrai road. CAPTURE HUNDRED THOUS AND. (By Associated Press) Berlin, May 4—The British yester day succeeded in taking Fresnoy and a "small portion of the foremost trenshes near Bullecourt," the war of fice announced today. The battle is continuing today. The German! have captured morte than a hundred thous and prisoners. » I V0N TARNOW LEAVES. (By Associated Press) New York, May 4—Count Von Tar- now, unreceived Austrian Ambassador j to the United States before sailing to day issued a farewell greeting to hia I countrymen here and gave them the advice to "honor the land whoa* boe | pi tali ty they enjoy and in which they earn their livelihood. bhNMNMhbllilMiNllbKMIhkAll HOUSE STRIKES OUT CENSORSHIP Espionage Bill Probably WHI P t P i— — ed—Today's Vote a Toot of Strength. ' l (By Associated Press) Washington, May 4—The House by a vote of tw6 hundred and twenty to one hundred and sixty seven today struck out the censorship section of the espionage bill. ENVOYS AT CHICAGO. (By Associated Press) Chicago, May 4—The French envoys arrived at noon. Marshall Joffte and Premier Viviani were greeted with cheers when they stepped from the train. Major General Barry and May or Thompson received them. NEW YORK HOPES TO LEAD RE CRUITING LIST. New York, May 4—(By Union As sociated Press)—As a result of the celebration of "Navy Week," by New York, which concludes tomorrow, this city hopes to jump to the lead in re cruiting. Officers of the navy declare themselves pleased with results so far, blit say that there is room for great improvement. It is hoped that to morrow will bring the biggest rush in recruits. WATCH ALIEN HOMES FOR MU NITIONS. Claysburg, Pa., May 4—(By Union Associated Press)—A rigid watch has been established over the homes of aliens in Blair County becausa of the suspicion that quantities of munitions are being secretedly stored. The step has been taken aa the result of a sud den search by the authorities. At nearly every house, out of 300 visited, revolvers, rifles and cartridges were confiscated. But few of the owners of the houses were naturalized. Drastic action has been taken because at ev ery week-end jollification shootings have been the most important on the program. broadminded. They are patriotic to the Stars and Stripes which they are fighting for and are patriotic to Greenwood, their home. They are broadminded enough to realize that other towns are as good aa Greewood and that the fellows from other place* love their home town aa much as Bat; tery C, lovaa Greenwood, Mow 1* a splendid opportunity to get into the Battery and you wiU he welcomed. There has been some idea Battery can take at mahy at two bun dred and twenty-five—it will require that many to get one hundred and ninety physically fit. abroad that because the Battery had one hundred and thirty men no more could get in but thet is « mistake. Thu m ; %