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K4«j THE DAILY COMMONWEALTH. fri Associated~press news service UNION ASSOCIATED PRESS SERVICE, PUBLISHED EVERY À^EEÜOON EXCEPT SUNDAY ^GILLESPIE, Editor and Publisher J.L SUBSCRIPTION: msjffl? ÎS ?2ff GREENWOOD, LEFLORE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, THURSDAY AFTERNOON. MAY 10, 1917. 1-NUMBER 216. • VOLUME MKEMEHTIEMHED 0* MMV BILL-AGE LIMIT K 21 TO 3D TEAK fiREAT BATTLE OF FRESNOY RAGES WITH INCREASING FURY to Rank With Vimy Ridge Fight in ■Threatens Price Paid forlts Possession—Eastern Troops Sent to Western Front (By Associated Press) battle of Fresnoy continues to ir.ee with a fury which recalls the Woody struggle at Forts Douaumont •nd Vaux in the days of the battle of Verdun. Thousands of lives are being poured but for the mastery of the lit tle heap of ruins that was once a vil hge and the blackened blasted stumps th»t was once a wood. Fresnoy threatens Vimy in the price paid for its posses The to rank with lion. concentration of the British front The enormous German divisions on and the marked increase in gun power has given added significence to reports that Field Marshal Von Hindenburg is withdrawing men and artillery from the eastern area. News from Russia is far from re assuring in every respecct and the provisional government is still in a precarious condition. TAKE FORTIFIED POSITION. (By Associated Press) Paris, May 10—A fortified position ft mtolälmtatatatatatatatatatatatatata ft ft GREENWOOD AND LEFLORE CO. BOTH AT WAR WITH GERMANY lalfttatatata Just as Much So As Is National Capital—Conser vation of Resources, Eliminaton of Waste and Economy Necessary. MiMttatata.ta ,. (By J- Blanding Haman) Do you realize that Mississippi and Leflore County are just as much at war with Germany as is Washington, D. C.? That is something for us all to learn and the quicker we learn it the quicker will we whip ourselves into j shape to meet war conditions. | ize While we don't think of it that way r an analysis of the feeling that exists in many parts of the United States to would show that we feel like Wash all ington is fighting the war. Washing ton is only the central point of power and intelligence and you and 1 are fighting the war. Everyone has their part to do. The man of military age must shoulder his musket or straddle his horse in him country's defense. The man who is too old to serve in that way must devote his energies toward anything that his government needs him to do. If he is a farmer he must exert Kim self to farm the best he know how. If he is a merchant he must exert himself to economize and to help teach economy. If he is a minister he must exert himself to preach his best and point more to the Great Way, in these t.mes of peril. The idea is to do all things the very best that they can be done and to do them best for the sake of the govem ment and not from a selfish motive. The government is voting many bil lions of bonds. You can help the gov ernment by buying even one of the •mallest of these bonds. The banks of the country are patriotic and are trying to carry all the bonds possible but they need the aid of their patrons in the work. Another great idea that must enter the mind of every citizen of this coun try whether man, woman or child, is economy, We must save where ever it i* possible. (Must make saving a watch word and practice it upon all occasions. We can save in our dress ing, we can save by denying our selves little luxuries which we have been used to. Where you have been spending fifty cents a day foolishly cut it down to » quarter although you probably are financially able to spend a dollar an hour and not miss it. It is not how much you have to spend that «aunts but how much you don't spend. Where you have been burning ten gallons of gasoline do part of your , traveling on foot and cut your gas . «H in half. Joy rides are pleasant and everyone likes te take them but you can economize in that respect to i! a fifroot extent and you will appreciate the rides you do take more. Over a hundred Greenwood boys "* ve joined Battery C., and will see •ervice. A score or more will become officers in the regular army. Those - ,re to be commended for the steps Vftak** ll * Ve t * ken * >ut even I* on * °* ' them is your son his going doss not If it it If to on Vauclere Plateau was captured last night by the French, the war office announces. Heavy artillery lighting continues in this region where the Germans made a counter attack with a division of fresh troops. German counter-attacks at Chemin-des-Dames were repulsed. PROGRESS BY BRITISH. (By Associated Press) London, May 10—Progress was made by the British last night in the neighborhood of Bullecourt, east of Gricourt and south of the SouScez River, the war office announced today. CHASE GERMAN CRUISERS. (By Associated Press) London, May 10—British light cruis ers and destroyers chased eleven Ger man destroyers today and engaged them at long range. They were un able to overlake the hostile crafts says an official statement this after noon. mtolälmtatatatatatatatatatatatatata gâtions to your government These young men are only doing their part —the government expects you to do your part. Do you know what your part is? If your don't you had better soon find out and get busy, First thing. Let us all come to real ize that the United States it at war war with Germany and that the big headlines in the papers with reference to the situation in this Country apply directly to us equally with the Presi dent or a member of Congress or a soldier in the army. Let no one think that they can sit back, hands off, read in his daily paper all about it and yet be no part of it. ■ . If you don't find what your part is and get at it the government will find it for you and put you at it and it won't be an easy taske when it does. If you are patriotic you will seek your part and get busy. Don't think that you belong at the top. Find out your part and start at the bottom, if you belong at the head of the proces sion you will soon be there. The next thing. Let everybody learn to save. Whetner it is a nickle or a crust of bread save it. In lots of homes expensive salads are concocted which are delicious and very enjoy able but if by making a simpler salad half of the coat of the more expensive kind it is our duty to quit serving the former kind. With j wheat selling at three dollars a bushel why should we continue the practice of having hot cakes for breakfast and biscuit at noon and night. Flour, bread once a day is sufficient for any one—true it may be nicer tohave it three times a day but there are those living in Greenwood and Leflore coun ty who ciflk remember when Sunday moming was the only time it was served. We must be very careful that our we can save economy isn't of the false variety. It is possible to save a nickle here in such a way as to cost a dollar over there. That is not true economy. We starve ourselves to death to keep irom paying out living expenaes and then have to pay for a funeral. The idea is to economize in a way that will It is not necessary to save can count. some fabulous amount, th# least bit saved is that much and if all saved just a little it would amount to a great deal. Take for instance: suppose that tomorrow at noon every housekeeper in Greenwood managed to aave a tea cup of flour (half a pint). The total saved would very nearly flU a barrel, .Conserve resources, eliminate waste, cul all corners possible, save on every hand and flnd your part and do it willingly is what every citisen of the United States must do and those of us who read this must realise that Leflore County is just as much at war with Germany as is Washington, D C., and that we owe the government a debt of loyalty which we most either willingly or have collected from pay ft? pamtatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatataltolPitatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatata f L J CITY BACKYARD FARMERS 5S»? ■h, i "•■•'ueX' 'jl I n ft-' ffj. fST 1 i Mm \ri i t; XÉÜÊk tm I * -1 » W « m V" J :A; / y* m mm m (I *1* Jt ft: fc-.-ÿü ft 1 r & 'Him Ms m Stow w* «Copyright.) » ft * m mm law *■ * m « mm » P. 4 a 'tâ; ff A ■x m h ft « ML mm ■ft m m. A ./• ft* 1 m ifciiva ft When the Baecball Landed In the Danger Zone Established by Mr. C. Backyard Farmer« FLOUR GOES TO SIXTEEN SIXTY Family Brands Quoted at That Price in Chicago Today—Advance Dol lar a Barrel. (By Associa led Press) Chicago, May 10—Flour was'quoted ere today at $16.50 for family brands ^ fw ukerg brandg| an in . r a barre , in the tegt two days. SPECIAL CARE OF THE BABIES ■ Of Tuberculous Persons is Urged Be fore Association Meeting in Cin cinnati. (By Associater Press) Cincinnati, O., May 10—Protective care for the infants of the tuberculous persons wag urged by Dr. Alfred F. HegSi 0 f New York, in an address he delivered here today before the clin-: ical section of the anmlal meet i n g of thg National Association for the Study and p reve ntion of Tuberculosis, now Jn gegg j on here. "A tuberculous mother," Le said, gives birth to a normal, healthy baby and promp tly, within the next few mont h Si infects it with tuberculosis that its chances of reaching the of childhood are slight. If we to progress in our fight against tuberculosis, these infants must be looked after The most practical way W ould seem to be to remove them dur j ng y, e fl rg t few days of life f Tom the source of infection—from con ta C t with their tuberculous moth p or the past two years, he said, p rov i s ion hag been made at Farm j n g da le, N. J., for infants of this de gestion. The work has been found be eminently practicable. The sug g ei ted that similar institutions be es tablished for the babies of other mun so age are ers. icipolities. Seek New Cur«. Salts of gold are being tested as a ^„(ble curative for tuberculosis, ac cord jtig to Dr. Lydia M. De Witt, of the University of Chicago. In an ad dregg before the Pathological Section 0 f t h e meeting of the Association. Dr. De Witt said today that she did not fl nd the reaults conclusive. j n B aerie* of experiments tried by her on guinea pigs infected with tuberculosis she reported, she found t hat not only were the pigs not cured but that those given the treatment died earlier than those not so treated, she said that it is Inadvisable, there f ore , to try this treatment on human patients until some modification of the treatment is discovered that will do away with its dangerous features, Little Rock, Ark., May 9—James K. Vardaman Jr., son of Senator Varda man of Mississippi passed the physi cal examination at the training, camp at Fort Logan H. Root» today. A number of MiHiieipplaM failed to pita VARDAMAN'S SON PASSES. - COTTON, GRAIN AND PROVISIONS New York Closed Fifteen to Twenty Up and New Orleans Twenty to Twenty Three Points Higher. The New York jgtjpn iparket^osed this afternoon fifteen to twelfty points higher and New Orleans was up twen ty to twenty three points. Spots were twenty up at New York and thirteen off at New Orleans. Sales 74 bales. NEW YORK MARKET. Prev. Open High Low Close Close May 19.51 19.62 19.47 19.55 19.40 July 19.44 19.54 19.35 19.42 19 24. Oct. 18.63 18.73 18.68 18.64 18.441 Dec 18.65 18.80 18.65 18.71 18.61 Closed 15 to 20 up. New York Spots 19.80—20 up. NEW ORLEANS MARKET. Open High Low Close Close May 19 07 19.11 19.03 19.06 18.83 July 18 51 18.81 18.61 18.70 18,50 Oct 17.86 18.16 • 17.85 18.05 17.83 Dec 18.04 18.24 18.04 18.16 17 92 Closed 20 to 23 up. New Orleans Spots 19.37.13 off Sales 74. Prev. LIVERPOOL MARKET. Close. Prev. Close 12 29 .12.18 May-June. July-Aug. Oct-.Nov. Spot« 12.66 12.14 12.03 11.65 .11.56 Sales 8000. CHICAGO GRAIN MARKET. Close Prev. Close 2,46 1-4 1.48 1-4 1.47 7-8 .. 66 3-8 2.48 WHEAT-July CORN-July. OATS-July. ,65 CHICAGO PROVISIONS. Cloae Prev. Close 88.22 PORK-July. LARD-July. RIBS-July. NEW YORK COTTON OIL MARKET Prev. Close. 22.30 22,85 20.60 20.65 Close. . 16.42 . 16.23 ' 16.30 July 16.11 Aug. THE WEATHER Forecast. - Miasissippi—Cloudy, probably show tonight and Friday. era UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE WEATHER BUREAU. May 10,1917. Local Data, Greenwood, Mise. For the 24 Hours Ending nt 7 A. M. Temperature: Highest * 75 degrees Lowest • 46 degrees At 7 a. m. *■ 68 degrees • 0.00 inches - Precipitation - - River Stage,7 a.m - - - - 26.7 feet Change in 24 hours down - 0.7 feet J. H. STEPHEN, v Local Observer. It pay* to advertisa in thia piper. KILLS FOUR AND HANGS HIMSELF Frank Millen, Near Elkton, Ky., Killed Father, Mother, Brother and Sis ter-in-law. - (By. Associated.Pressl Elkton Ky., May 10—Frank Millen, thirty, a farmer killed his father, mother, brother the latter's wife here today and then hanged himself. He is believed to have become insane over his ill health. MANY BABIES ARE EXAMINED Scores Given Careful Physical Exam ination in Connection With Baby Week. Scores of babies have been examined at the Confederate Memorial Hall in the better babies contest which is be ing conducted here in connection with Baby Week. Yesterday morning and this morning was devoted to the work and judging from the number who are getting high scores it will be hard matter for the winners to *be selected. It is very gratifying to the parents whose children are entered in the con test to know that their child is a per fect baby or very nearly so and every child within reach should be entered in the contests. It enables the par ents to know and correct any little de fect which if uncorrected might prove serious. Regardless of the contest ev eryone should be willing for their child to be examined. SWIFT FOR ECONOMY. All employees of Swift and Com pany have received a card from the president of the company urging them to help "increase production, eliminate waste, and conserve the available food supply." Employees are. assured that should they enlist for farm service they will receive their positions when the harvest season is over. BEAUTIFUL FAMILY MAUSOLEUM We wish to say that we have recent i y erected for one of your esteemed citizens, the Hon. S. F. Jones, a beauti ful family Mausoleum, said work erect ed in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Green wood. We should like to have the public examine this piece of work. You will find it beautiful in design symetrical in proportions with the best 1 in material, being constructed of Granite, Marble and Branze, the work will last for all time and is a fitting tribute to the loved onea gone before. We have a beautiful line of designs ranging in price from.|l,500 up. We refer to any Mercantile Agency or to any Bank ill the City of New Orleana. Designs and prices on application. The Weibling Marble and Granite Co. New Orléans, La. W. A- Sthwon. Local R«pr*M0tativ*. TCONFEREES REACH AGREEMENT ON AGE LIMIT IN ARMY BILL ! Will Take Men from Twenty One to Thirty—Bill Back to Both Houses—Day of Registration to Be Made One of Celebrating. I (By Associated Press) Washington, May 10—The conferees on the Army Bill reached an agree ment today. The Roosevelt amend ment permitting the Colonel to raise four divisions for service in France : was eliminated and he was authorized : toraise three regiments for border pa trol. The age limit of those subject to selective draft is twenty one to thirty years inclusive. The bill will be reported to both Houses as soon as possible. The Senate amendment prohibiting the sale of liquor at army camps and otherwise safeguarding the morals of the troops was retained. , AMERICANS HELD PRISONERS, Washington, May 10—It was reveal ed today by the State Department that a hundred and twenty seVtn Americans are being held prisoners in Germany. They are probably the crews of captured armed merchant men. It is assumed the men were brought te Germany by raiders oper ating in the South Atlantic. (By Associated Press) DAY OF CELEBRATING. (By Associated Press) Washington, May 10—Many states plan to make registration day for the| new army conscription an occasion of j fetes and patriotic demonstrations, | according to reports reaching the War Department today. Several states have relieved the gov -H Mr -»-iriR -Mr' taf M ta ROYAL WELCOME FOR FRENCHMEN New York Renews Prog Am Today and Even Surpasses Big Doings of Yesterday in Their Honor. (By Associated Press) New York, May 10—New York to day renewed the welcome extended to Marshal Joffre and Vivinani in warmth which even surpassed that of yester day. Never was such a welcome ever accorded any one man or group of men by this metropolis. The program started at nine thirty and lasted until midnight. The points to be visited will be Prospect Part, Grant's Tomb, the unveiling of the Statue of Lafay ette, a luncheon at the Merchants As sociation and the conferring of degrees by the Columbia University. TRIED TO GET MONOCAL. Nine Arrests Follow Effort to Kill Cuban President. (By Associated Press) Havana, May 10—An attempt wa3 made last night to assassinate Pres ident Monocal with a bomb. Nine ar rests have been made. Mr. W. S. Hemingway, of this city, INFANTRY UNIT AT CARROLLTON Mr. W. S. Hemingway and Others Or ganizing Company of Carroll County Boys. and others at Carrollton, are actively engaged in the work of organizing a company of infantry in Carroll Coun ty. The work has only been under headway a few days and already thir ty six men have been enlisted. Sixty eight are necessary for recognition by the state authorities and Mr. Heming way is confident that within the next fevt days the remainder of the number will be recruited. During the Spanish-American war a company of infantry was organized in Carroll County and after several months in camp in Tennessee were sent to Jacksonville, Fla., the last step before going to Cuba. The com-, there when the war ended. pany was The organisation was perfected headed by Hon. Louis Southworth. Carroll County has never been beck ward when the Country needed men as in the present situation. In addition to the company being organized now others Worn that country have many joined elsewhere. A large part of the personnel of Battery C, of this city is composed of men born in Caproll Coun ty and some of them living there now. eminent entirely of all expense con nected with the work of securing a complete registration, in fqçt help fullness seems to be common to the entire Country. PROTEST TAX BILL. (By Associated Press) Washington, May 10 — Proteats against many provisions of the billion eight hundred million war tax bill poured into Congress by telegraph and mail today. The bill will raise the per captia tax of the American people to thirty three dollars. MANY STUDENTS GO. (By Associated Press) Chicago, May 10—Approximately five hundred undergraduates and mem bers of the faculty of the Northweat em University entered war service last month, it was announced today, At the University of Chicago three hundred and fifty students have en tered. BREAKS WITH GERMANY. (By Associated Press) Washington, May 10—Liberia's de cision to break relations with Germany was officially reported today by the American Minister. NO ATTEMPT ON BILL'S LIFE, from Zurich that an attempt had been ^made to assassinate Emperor William (By Associated Press) Berlin, May 10—A report eminating wa> denied officially today. M M M M M M Ml M ta U-BOAT SINKS AN . ARGENTINE SHIP Newspapers Declare Government Has Positive Proof That Act Com mitted by Submarine. (By Associated Press) Beunos Aires, May 10—Newspapers hpre declare that the government has positive information that the Argen tina sailing ship Oriana was sunk by German submarine. The papers say the incident is graver than the sink ing of the Monte Protegido and de mand prompt action. NEW YORK CITY HALL BURNS. Cupola and Clock Destroyed Before Gotten Under Control. (By Associated Press) New York, May 10—Fire today de stroyed the cupola of the City Hall before it could be gotten under con trol. The famous old clock was burn ed. EXPERTS STANDARDIZE AIR PLANE PARTS. Washington, May 10—(By Union Associated Press)—The government has secured the co-operation of the Society of Automotive Engineers in its attempts to standarize motor trucks for war purposes and a meet ing has been called for the last week in June at Ottawa Beach, which ia on Lake Michigan about 100 miles from Chicago. The place has been selected because it offers an excellent place for demonstrating hydroplanes. What the society has accomplished in the auto mobile industry by way of standard ization, it intends to do in the aviation field« been called to Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., just across the line from Chattanooga, SAM BURKHALTER TO 0GETH0RPE Another Greenwood Boy to Become Officer in Uncle Sam's Army— Was Student at Swanee. Mr. Sam M. Burkhalter, the son of Dr. and Mrs. W. A. Burkhalter, has andjTenn., to enter training as an officer in Uncle Sam's new army. He wee until recently s student at Sewanee, returning home a few day* ago for a short visit. Mr. Burkhalter is a very capable young man of fine character and physique and will make his "Unde Sam" a «ret elm officer, «ge to ho depended Upon and level headed in times of etc*».