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'#w 1 ' ass ASSOCIATED PRESS UNION ASSOCIATED. ' PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOON EXCEPT SUNDAY GREENWOOD, LEFLORE COUNTY,'MISSISSIPPI, SATURDAY AFTERNOON. MAY 12, 1917. Editor and Publisher GILLESPIE, 1-NUMBER 218. WET1CE. , J.E SUBSCRIPTION: 5KHSW8 VOLUME / r Jhmg" BLOWS on hindenburg line STRUCK BY THE BRITISH MMhllMM Operation Near Bullecourt Last Night and Early Today Result in Objectives Being Reached— • French Using Heavy Artillery. ftftftftftft ftftftftftft (By Associated Press) struck by British Telling blows were Hindenburg line last night early today. Near Bullecourt rliere the Hindenburg line was pierc , fnr ther successful thrust# were !L e by General Haig's troops. The 1 "bSectives were gained despite Reaper été efforts on the part of the Ger- j Farther north more ground was of the attacks the on and mans. gained. The purpose completely attained London de were , Cl * 0 n the Aisne and in the Champagne the French are keeping up a destructive artillery fire and are car- j rying German outposts by attacks. * i ! BRITISH DESTROYER SUNK. (By Associated Press) Berlin, May 12—The admiralty an- ! nounces that a British destroyer was GIVES TWO BOYS TO HIS COUNTRY William and Sam Keesler Ordered to Report at Fort Oglethorpe To- . morrow—Leave Today. lore this year at Davidson College and both graduated prior to commence- j •ment in order to allow them to attend the officers training camp at Fort Og-1 • i .. T , „ • . : lethorpe. They received orders this » morning to report at Fort, Oglethorpe , ' tomorrow, (Sunday) and left today for j 5- Chattanooga. The boys have been ■ it home for several days awaiting or ders ' General S. R. Keesler of this city, is giving two boys to his government. They are William and Sam, both sen Kg Both have undergone two strenuous physical examinations and successful ly passed both. They are perfect specimens of young menhood. These young men were very popu lar at college and while at Davidson received numerous honors. Sam was ' president of the student body, presi- j dent of his class and his fraternity j in addition to other honors bestowed by the college. He was a member of , the football team and of the baseball j General Keesler this morning re- ! ceived a letter from Aepresentative Ben. G. Humphreys enclosing a letter from Adjutant General of the Army McCain, relative to the pay of men while attending these training camps, team. General McCain in his letter stated that no appropriation had yet been made for pay "for the men but that it had been recommended to Con gress. I Railroad transportation paid out by the boys going to the training camps will be refunded them and also the money paid out'for uniforms and equipment. Just how this is to be ! done is not known but the War De- j . partaient instructed recruiting officers ; for the camps to inform applicants that such would be done. JOHN DULANEY PASSES EXAMS Hon. John Dulaney, Jr., has success fuily passed the eramtoing phy.fti.ns at Fort Logan H. Root, and has been n. Jsiitrisrsï h?hh f.thw' dT'j'w "taw™"* voune maif will Urn with nleasure mtuuST ÎTT Vf * ***■— effort . "tit t t hia Conn ra rinra Ü «Ttï ïïkïï à nr since war was deciarad, ma gj» n vtaw 8 *° n Notifies His Father That He has Been Accepted to Reserve Camp at Fort Logan H. Roots. ANNOUNCE TEACHERS LATER. The teachers for next year in the Greenwood City Schools will be an nounced in this paper liext week. It was expected to announce them today but the Board hat not definitely de* " ' ctrtala matters. ftftftftftft sunk' in an engagement on May tenth between German light forces and Brit ish cruisers and destroyers. (By Associated Press) Paris, May 12—Unusually heaw 1 artillery fighting \ook place last night on the Verdun front, in the region of j Avocourt, the war office announced tp day. - ARTILLERY FIGHTING. BRITISH MAKE GAINS. (By Associated. Press) London, May 12—An official state a ment says today that Brinish troops j are attacking the Hindenburg line and have gained objectives, and have tak en several hundred prisoners. The Brit i ish attacked near Bullecourt on both. ! sides of Arras-Cambrai road and north ! of the Scarpe River last night and early today. HBHhhMNhNMMNIIIlNnNh THIRD OF MEN TURNED DOWN Thirty Three Per Cent, of Men at Fort Logan H. Roots Fail to Pass Examinations. . From reports from Little Rock it appears that many of the men sent there to be examined for the officers training camp at Fort Logan H. Roots w jj| be , g ent home as physically unfit j f or service as a soldier. Just what .percentage of the Greenwood boys will P ass > 8 a matter of conjecture, so far : as is known only 3 having been ex »- am j ned each 0 f t h em successfully pass- j , jng j col. r. l. Bullard, commenting on' the large number of rejections, said that it was not due to carelessness on ' the part of examining physicians but, because they had little conception of the great strain put on the bodies of soldiers in the field. Descriptive of the examinations a Little Rock paper has the following , j and a staff of assistants, and the wpy j the men are being put through shows the present day efficiency of the Unit , ed States army. The men are lined up j in companies. They are strip down, and are shot from officer to officer, ! who examines them with the regular ity of a clock, and who shoots them on to the next. Eyes, nose, throat, heart and lungs are thoroughly examined, The candidate is passed on to another officer, who tests the sight and hear to say: The examinations of the students are, being conducted by Major Cole ing. Another examines the feet, the muscular and nervous systems. They are weighed fn. Detailed reports are kept. The gandidates having been ex I amined are passed on to another offi cer^ who vaccinates them. Another gives the first injection of typhoid pro phylatic. The applicants have been through the mill, the actual time giv be ! en each being lees than two minutes, j While the examinations are given ; in one-two order, there is little chance for any sort of a defect, no matter how amell, to Toe overlooked. PRIZE WINNERS COME NEXT WEEK -- ■ The ribbon winners in the Better Bttby contest held this week in this dty wiH be annoU nced early next -* 7*•"£T"* ■"»" Card, showing their percentage will be mailed to each mother and the list "S? W«k .« with hwrty port on every hand, the mothers turn à tag out wito their little ones, those gj» , t he work devoting much CTnd energy toward making it a succees and the physicians who did the examining giving hours of hard work to the examinations. Why tot let The Daily Common wealth vielt your home «very after- > Averages of Babies Examined This Week Being Figured Out—Six ty Five Exemined. the an It de* fcoesf r TO THE MAN WITH THE HOE UPON THE FARMERS' OF THIS 1 COUNTRY RESTS 1 THE FATE OF WAR AND THE FATE OF NATIONS'" * HI Ü » PMf.wiuoN-\ « I 1 i y [l n * A «K rrnpyrl(ht) DEDICATE NEW RED CROSS HOME j Headquarters big marble structure with Président Wilson, Secretary Bak er and Former President Taft on the program. Representatives of Red ' Cross chapters from all over the Country, many high government ofli cials, diplomats and others attended. Senator John Sharp Williams of Mississippi, is on the program to speak for the women of the South. The edifice costs eight hundred thous and dollars. Senator John Sharp Williams to Speak in Behalf of Women of the South Today. (By Associated Press) Washington ,May 12 dedication ceremonies were held here , today for the new American Red Cross Elaborate I panies are taking in preparation for peace appears in the Vossische Zei tung. The Hamburg-American has at present under construction at Ham burg one ship of 66,000 tons, the Bis marck; a turbin steamer of 20,000 tons, the Tirpitz; and three other ves sels of an aggregate of 22000 tons. is building at ACTIVITY IN SHIP BUILDING. (By Associated Press) Berlin May 12—A summary of the steps which German shipping com The same company Bremen nine ships of an aggregate of ^ 47,000 tons for the Panama trade. The North German Lloyd is building two ships of 36,000 tons each, two of 16,000 tons and twelve of 12,000 tons each, ~ way a sister ship to the Cap Trafal gar. The African line is building six ships the Hansa line, and the Cosmos line ten, all of 9,000 to 13,000 tons each, 0 . The South American line%as under PRESIDENT ATTENDS RED CROSS DEDICATION. -r Washington May 12—(By Union Associated press)—First mobilization of Uniformed women war workers ever held in the United States took place today at the dedication of the new $800,000 Red Cross building in this city, which was formally turned over to President Wilson as the head of the organization. Secretary of w » r £'^°™ en pre , e „ted the buj , ding to * he p re , ide „t, who then 1 • W Th.'w„l.r. won for the'ltot tim. the new uniform adopted for w h 0 engage in home service for the îfo», which ... pkmrf to d» th. work of the Red Cross in war. Another notable feature of the pro gramme is the dedication of three a memorial windows. One was given b y the United Daughters of the Con federacy, another by the Women's Relief Corpe of the North, while the central window was provided by -their joint gift^ This is the spirit of the Red Cross building, which is dedicat > ed to women nuriM of the Civil War on both $M$r > _ P women COTTON, GRAIN AND PROVISIONS New York and New Orleans Cotton Markets Closed Fifteen Points Highre Today. of to Both the. New York and New Or leans cotton markets closed fifteen points higher today. Spots at New I York were fifteen upland nineteen up ! ~ ' at New Orleans. NEW YORK MARKET. Prev. Open High Low Close Close 19.85 §19.72 19 61 19.70 19 65 18.93 1 9 09 18.94 Dec 19 04 19 28 19.03 19.18 19 03 J Closed 15 up. New York Spots 20.15—15 up. May 19.80 July 19.66 1 9 87 Oct. 18.93 1 9 21 at at NEW ORLEANS jKARKET. Prev. Open High Low Close Close May 19 47 19.50 19 45 19.43 19.29 July 18 90 19.22 18.99 19.03 18.92 Oct 18.36418.64 18 30 1 8 60 18.34 Dec 18.39 18 73 18.39 18.60 18.44 Closed 15 up. New Orleans Spots 19.69—19 up Sales 5533. « CHICAGO GRAIN MARKET. Close Prev. Close 2.76 2,60 1-4 1.47 3 4 661-2 WHEAT-July of ^ CORN— July. OATS—July. ,67 1-2 of i : CHICAGO PROVISIONS. Close Prev. Clos 39 00 PORK-July.39.00 LARD-July RIBS-July 22,45 22.60 29.70 20.82 NEW YORK COTTON OIL MARKET Prev. Close. Close. ...,16 46 .. 16.38 16.46 July .. Aug..... • 16.35 THE WEATHER > Forecast. Mississippi—Fair, continued cool to night and Sunday. I I UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE WEATHER BUREAU. psu! Greenwood, Miss. For the 24 Hours Ending at 7 A. M. | _ . 7 ß ,wrees Temperature: Highest 76 deg ee At 7 a m 57 degroe! ° P I iltation - 0 43 inch" Rta Ltaee7 am- - - - £.8 fee River Stage,7 a m M T.'ü","« mZ™ school »„vs TOES. ». YnrU , MflV 12 The first big New Yorki May 12-The first big Amy of schoolboys out ; on the farms °f L "." g Totatoeé It planting 30,000 acres in po^toes^It ", Âïif $,000,000 tush . The Daily Commonwealth gives yoAell tbe Istest war newe et the 4ey.jnon#t Lowest * WILL NOT TALK ABOUT PEACE German Reichstag Not to Hear Von Bethmann-Hollweg Upon that • Subject Soon. (By Associated Press) Copenhagen, May 12—The German organ of the clerical party indicates ! that Chancellor Von Bethmann-Holl weg does' riät Intend to make a state ment in regard to peace terms before the Richstag. The chancellor evident ly has Von over Sonscrist and the part of the national liberal delegation to his views that a discussion of peace terms at the present time is inadvis J able. WAR HASTENS MISS PATTER SON'S WEDDING. Dayton, Ohio, May 12—(By Union Associated Press)—Miss Dorothy For ester Patterson, daughter of John H. Patterson, president of the National Cash Register Company, to Noble Brandon Judah, Jr., son of Noble Brandon Judah, of Chicago, was cele brated today at Mr. Patterson's coun try place, F»r Hills. The young peo ple did not intend to wed before later in the season, but the marriage was hastened on account of the war, the bridegroom having enlisted for ser vices for his country. 4 WAR WONT INTERFERE WITH EDUCATIONAL PLANS. Portland, Ore., May 12—(By Union Associated Press)—Having been as sured that the National Educational Association will not change its plans regarding the annual convention to be held here next month, the local com mittee has started preparations for the entertainment of the thousands of delegates who will visit the city. The executive committee of the asso i elation states that a careful survey of the situation has been made and it has been decided that one element in national preparedness should be an at tempt to retain a normal condition in the country. The programme for the : educators' around ideas of preparedness, nation alism and patroitism. convention will center I I COUNTRY'S BIG STORES FEAR LABOR TROUBLES. - | w hi t _ Mav i2_(By Unidh Washington, may \ y Pre ss The proprietors ° f the larKe l" < ? the U " ite dStat ?* w tS* ïfd I ask th * Fovernmen what theyw.lldo now that conscription has become a wwfrf ""fr b r "T? st ing'the colors. The delivery service win>offer th * real problem. It is pro bab)e that the government will recom mend the co . operat ive delivery system It wWch C0U,d tried , ""'A *a *' Me I when the public cou j d be d ephnded up on to overlook th. first mistakes. -- why not let DaHy Common . wealth visit your home every *fter 4ey.jnon#t HOUSE ORDERS CONFEREES TO RESTORE ROOSEVELT EXPEDITION fthftftftft After Stormy Session Today the Instructions We^e Voted By Two Hundred and Fifteen to One Hundred and Seventy Eight. (By Associated Press) BULLETIN. May 12—The House by a vote of 215 to 178 after a stormy debate instructed the conferees to restore the amendment to the army bill permitting Colonel Roosevelt to lead a divis ion to France. * .. Ik ft ft ft ft ft SENATE ACTS ALSO. Memphis, Tenn., May 12—Mr. Gillespie, Greenwood, Miss. The Senate has just passed the bill to allow Teddy to go to France. HICKS YANCEY. - to selective conscription on July the first within the ages agreed upon in the conference report on the war army | bill. Director Rogers of the Census Bureau announced today. This rep-' resents nearly ten per cent, of the to tal estimated population which is be- J tween a hundred and three million ; and a hundred and four million. Of those eligible for conscription the Bureau estimates Arkansas will have 156,600, Mississippi 176,100, Tex as 420,200, Tennessee 195,060 and • TEN MILLION "LlXtiLE. .. (By Associated Preas) *■ Washington, May 12—Ten million men in the United States are subject ' I Louisiana 171,000 men. WILL PERSHING «O? (By Associated Press) Washington, May 12 Secretary Baker and War Department officials today declined to comment on reports that General Pershing might com mand the expedition to France. PRESS ALLOWED FREEDOM. Washington, May 12—The press (By Associated Press) NO CHANGE IN THEIR POLICY Sweden, Norway and Denmark Will Remain Neutral in War—Confer ference of Ministers. (By Associated Press) Stockholm, May 12—Official an nouncement with regard to the result of the three days conference of the Swedish .Danish and Norwegian min isters says that the conférée deter mined unanimously' that the three countries will maintain the policy of impartial neutrality. EMPLOYES URGED TO HELP. Y. A M. V. Wants Them All to Join Red Cross Society. Mr. J. J. Pelley, Superintendent of the Y. & M. V. railroad, with head quarters at Memphis has sent out a circular letter to all employes of the line urging them to join the Red Cross. Mr. Markham, president of the Illinois Central and Y. 4 M. V. railroads, has been appointed chairman of the rail road committee for obtaining sub scriptions and is very anxious that his lines make rtums equal or greater than any other road in the Country with the same approximate of em ployes. y . -a MAY 12 IN HISTORY. 1690—Charlemont, in Ireland, taken by the B f itish - . _ , • 1807—Action in the Dardanelles be the Rugsjan and Turkish fleetg; three Turkish vessels stranded. I 1*8-Cable at Cienfuggos cut by ^ ^ wag kJlhd . u nll .„ »f Renresentatives Äh? ST5Ä of the Onlfod St.«, ta Arg«, s- -—- — Bi» which provided (neans for the ^ election 0 f United States Sen-VTurf ^ , n Stateg wbere laws were not . ded ^ adopted in the 0 . 8. g enate I J 1916-World Court Contes, con Cleveland, Ohio. commande ,. in-chief of the Irish revolutionists, ex . souted in Berlin. Sweden and Denmark set the clocks Iotw*rt t«r ^ Sam»er.»onthe. ftftftftftft , ; , I censorship provision was stricken from the administration espionage bill ' today in the Senate by a vote of thirty nine to thirty eight. I An amendment ify Senator Kirby the of Arkansas providing definite and in specific press censorship under the | provision of tile Secretaries of War and Navy was defeated sixty tp five. rep-' to- * be- J ; four only two events were arranged for entertainment'of the British Com mission. These were a luncheon at the and Chamber of Commerce and an enter tainment at Carnegie Hall by the Red | i NO TIME FOR PLAY. (By Associated Press) New York, May 12—Upon ,the ur ' gent request of Foreign Secretary Bal I Cross. the members of the French mission accompanying him arrived today and French to boston. (By Associated Press) Boston, May 12—Marshal Joffre and were met by the official reception com mittee and were escorted by the Nat ional Lancers from the station to their hotel. They were the center of a con tinued ovation. A SENSATIONAL WHEAT ADVANCE May Trading Eliminated— July i September Advance 27 to 32 * Cents a Bushel Today. (By Associated Press) Chicago, May 12—In the settlement of the price, May wheat was wiped from the board' yesterday. Specula tive options were fixed at $3.18 a bush el today. Late today July and September op tions made the most sensational ad vance in the history of the crop, rang ing from 27 to 32 cents. of REJECT A PART IN GOVERNMENT of a Executive Committee Council Workera and Soldiers Delegatee Vote Against Coalition. (By Associated Press) Petrograd, May . 12—The executive committee of the council of workmens and soldiers delegates decided 23 to 22 not to participate in the formation of a coalition government. The question will be forwarded to the plenary meet ink of the council. It is understood that ministries of munitions, mbor and relief are to-be created in the coalition government • . UNITED HUNTS MEET. New York, May 12—.(By Union As sociated Press)—The entry list for the United Hunts Club meet at Belmont Park today is unusually large, includ ing many of the most famous high jumpers in the country. The meet, which will be continued next Satur day, has for the leading eventa, the Sen-VTurf end Field one mile on the flat, the Greénhedge Steeplechase at two 8. an da half miles, the hopeful steeple chage at about two miles, the South Shore at a mile and a. quarter on the flat, the Hamptons Steeplechase at ,. about two ni , M , th. Timber Toppe» champion chase of four mile, over « timber course, the Groat United Hunt* |Steeple chase »n d ** vw * 1 ^ thw *••• ;1 liemuo# feetures.