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THE DAILY COMMONWEALTH.
ASSOCIATED PRESS NEWS SERVICE UNION ASSOCIATED PRESS SERVICE. PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOON EXCEPT SUNDAY Editor and Publisher ^GILLESPIE OtfJME f STTRPCRTPTTON* SINGLIP COPY Sc PER WEEK 16 c O uD^vAli PER MONTH 60c PER YEAR $0.00 GREENWOOD, LEFLORE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, THURSDAY AFTERNOON. JULY 12, 1917. 1—NUMBER 271. WEDEN RESENTFUL TOWARD U. S.— RUSSIANS TAKE KALUSZ. GALICIA fie to to to to to to -KHINGTON dispatch arouses RESENTMENT OF SWEDISH PRESS! ifepatch Gave What Purported to Be "Official Re port to Government'' on Sweden's Exports and Imports—Indignation. (By Associated Press) kholm July 12— General resent t and indignation has been aroused 101 , Washington dispatch ,. what j s termed an "official re 1,1 g the government" on Sweden's rts and imports. The report, fol ïï the authority is not named, de that Sweden has exported to great quantities of materials tort to tares iermany H M I* to to to to ito to OLLWEG OFFERS TO GIVE UP JOB; I Imperial Chancellor of Germany Ten dtrs Resignation to William Says Report. I (By Associated Press) I Berne, July 12—The Vessische Zie hung, of Berlin, says that Dr. Von Bethmsnn-Hollweg, German imperial I chancellor, has resigned. Emperor I William, the newspaper adds, has postponed his decision whether he Lould accept the chancellor's resigna Amsterdam, July 12—Emperor Wil- j Itam held an interview lasting several hours with Chancellor von Bethman Holiweg yesterday and received a re port of the political situation accord ing to a semi-official dispatch from Berlin. tion. LONG CONFERENCE. (By Associated Press) POUCE CHIEF AT G'VILLE SHOT Patrolman Accused Him of Attempt ing to Mistreat Thirteen Year Old Daughter. (By Associated Press) Greenville, Miss., July 12—Chief of Police Chipman was shot and killed today by Wallace Mullens, a patrol man. Mullens charged Chipman with attempting to mistreat his thirteen year old daughter. Mullens surren dered. EDITORIAL ASSOCIATION TO LITTLE ROCK. ' (By Associated Press) Minneapolis .July 12—Little Rock was selected as the next meeting place of the National Editorial Association in annual meeting here today. THOUSANDS OF RESTAURANTS JOIN FOOD SAVING CAMPAIGN New York, July 12—(By Union Associated Press)—A national cam paign was begun today under the direction of an organization composed of the 6,500 or more restaurants in , New York city, conserve food in the hotels and restaurants of the country. Following suggestions made by Her bert C. Hoover, national' food admin istration. No effort will be made to limit the number of courses served at a meal, but patrons will be urged to cat fish, oysters, lobsters and other sea foods in place of beef and pork. Com bread will be given a prominent place in the menu, in order that the wheat supply may be conserved, but potatoes may be eaten freely. WANTS WORLD'S FAIR FOR PER MANENT PEACE Philadelphia, July 12—(By Union Associated Press)—George E. Nitz schc, recorder of the University of Pcnsylvania, supported by a number of friends, is advocating a permanent World's fair to be erected in this city. He proposes that it be opened at tho *nd of the war on the 200 acres of unoccupied ground near the Uni versity. TODAY'S BIRTHDAY HONORS Congratulation. «, today to: Prince John, youngost son of King George V. and Queen Mary of England twelve years old today ' Sir William O.ler,f.mou.phy.ician „..i .j, . « ' j surgical aid' for the* British war hospitals sixtv-eiffht years old today, Prince'Louis heir to the throne of Monaco, thirty-»«ven year* old today. 1 for making munitions and has import ed from America iron ore to replace the surplus exported to Germany. Evening papers friendly to America join in a chorus of indignant condom nation of the charges. The papers de clare that America previously protast ed to England against precisely the to same policy that America now threat ens to bring about against Sweden. Ito totototototototo STEEL OUTPUT TO GOVERNMENT I ' Entire Product of Steel Industry Placed at Disposal of Government for War Purposes. . (By Associated Press) Washington, July 12—Formal an nouncement was made by Secretary Baker today that representatives of the American steel industry had agreed to place the entire product of the industry at the disposal of the government for war purposes. The price will be determined on a basis of cost of production. This inquiry is being conducted by j the Federal Trade Commission. The government has informed the steel men that no »ingle producer or group of producer» will be asked to carry an unfair share of the war's burden and that reasonable profits will be per mitted. SHARP BREAK STOCK VALUES / E. Warning Against Excess Profits Msde by President Wilson Affects Market. to be (By Associated Press) New York, July 12—Stocks broke sharply at the opening of the market today as a result of President Wil son's warning to business interests against excess profits. Shippings the most seriously affected, were dropping three to six points. BIG DEMONSTRATION FOR ELKS Boston, Julyl2—(By Union Asso ciated Press)—Today is the biggest ' day of the national convention of the B. P. O. E., in session here. "New England'' day is being celebrated. The principal event on the program is a patriotic demonstration on Boston Common, preceded by a military and naval parade. be of NEW YORK CITY BORROWING TEST FOR MARKET New York, July, 12—(By Union Associated Press—The Controller of the city of New York places on sale today »55,000,000 of New York City securities, consisting of »47,000,000 of 4 1-2 per cent gold coperate stock payable Julyl, 1967, and »7,500,000 4 1-2 per cent stock, maturing serially from July 1,1918, to July 1,1932. In Wall Street much interest centers in the sale because of the high rates of and the large amount of fund* the . NTVB9 vna RUSHING MINE PLANTERS FOB ^ » ,0 / 1 ,. iTninn the Baltimore, . y f F Associated Press)-With,n the next ^ thirty days, un ess a r o c tbe a delay. Une e Sam wi g j class min. planter to add to Mm naval ^ strength. 0 and Shipbuilding ompany * gtructing three sue era o g ment contract. &jch of the mine planters will be 180 feet long, with 50 feet bMm and with • speed of fourteen miles an hour. money which have been faveited in the Lib erty Loan bond». TO REDUCE GRAIN SHORTAGE hy TO REDUCE CKAi Abelino, Kan,. July 12-(By Union Associated Press-Plans tare under (*"• way in this stote to sew ten million acret of wheat next fall—the largest by nearly two million acres in the and United State', history. A survey of a.m. i. being made systematically for by experts from the Stote Agricultu- is ral college. They are driving through as ithe country, inspecting fields, noting ed 1 quality, and aitimattag product. fie to to to to to to 1 J THE ROOKIE ! rr. dee www®*? gÄ Si -.X8 w ■M %ft W fît fl u I a « wm % m m •}: m % ffi « MV «• I ■ m t W, [M i\3 ui w & m /. ié H. A) WM m m r/~ JA w 1 m ■c« r, y » (Copyright.) (Copyright.) NEW HOSPITAL TO BE PERFECT Will Be Fire Proof in Every Respect and Fitted With Every Modern Convenience. The King's Daughters Hospital, be ing built at a cost of forty thousand dollars on River Front, is rapidly showing signs of what it will look like i when it is completed. Contractor W. E. Rubush of Meridian, who is erect-11,795 ing the handsome building, this morn ing showed a representative of The Daily Commonwealth over the struc ture. The second story is almost ready to be put on. The first is completed and the concrete floor has been laid. Just as soon as the concrete floor is run on the second floor the walls will be built and ail put in readiness for the third floor which will be occupied exclusively by the operating room. When completed the building will have a two story front on the River and a basement and three stories at the rear. It will be fire proof through out. The partitions will be erected of hollow tile, the floors of concrete and the walls of stone and brick. The hospital will have its own laun dry in the basement adjoining the en gine room. It will be steam heated throughout. An electric elevator and dumb waiter are among the conven iences that feature the new structure. In the operating room on the third j flood every modern convenience will be used. The room is on the west side of the building and a large steel bay window will extend over the rest of the house. A separate room is close at hand for the administration of the anesthetic and a recovery room adjoins on the east side of the build ing. It is without doubt one of the best arranged operating rooms in the South. A wide porch will ornament the front of the building. The porch up stairs will be screened and will be a great benefit to the patients. On the first and second floors on the south Mit corner will be sun porches. The sides of the corner rooms on these floors will be solid glass windows which will admit all of the morning »on. Patients needing the sun can thus ^ ^ M benefit of ^ rayg when the windows are opened. * The hospital will have three entmn ^ The ' majn Pntrancc at tho front> tbe dr j ve way entrance on the east g j de 0 f the building and a smaller door ^ ^ ^ ^ The lot on which the hospital is lo cated is one of the prettiest in Grccn wood and w hen the building is com ^ gnd ^ grounds are fixed up outflt will be one of the features of the city. The hospital is being built jointly hy the County of Leflore ,the City of Greenwood and the King's Daugh (*"• - ' These facto will be tabulated, elevators and mills will be informed and the grain suitable for seed will be saved for sewing. The seed wheat problem is one of the most serious just now.:from as the granaries were so closely clean-1 ed of good wheat last spring as to, laava a acaat auppJy. I COTTON, GRAIN AND PROVISIONS New York Cotton Was Unchanged and New O leans Closed Twenty Points Off Today. The New York cotton market closed I unchanged today and New Orleans Jwas twenty r oints off at the close, i Spots were twenty off at New York and unchanged at New Orleans. Sales Prev. Open High Low Close Close erect-11,795 bales, NEW VORR MARKET. is Oct. 25.50 25 76 25 25 26 88 26 40 Dec 25.70 25 83 25.35 Jan 25.75 25 88 26.43 26.53 25.55 Closed unchanged. New York Spots 26.75—20 off. - 66 1-2 ! 25.43 26.45 NEW ORLEANS MARKET. Prev. Open High Low Close Close Oct 24 76 25.00 24.53 24 60 24.83 Dec 26 01 25.] 8 24 70 24 80 26.02 Jan 25.22 25 29 25.16 24.95 25.19 Closed 20 off. New Orleans Spots 25.88 Sales 1795. CHICAGO GRAIN MARKET. Close Prev.Close; 1.92 1-2 1.91 1.16 1-4 1.59 65 3-4 WHEAT-Sopt CORN-Sept j OATS - Sept CHICAGO PROVISIONS. Close Prev.Close 40 25 21.20 rORK-Bept LARD-Sept RIBS-Sept.21.72 40.25 21.32 21.82 NEW YORK COTTON OIL MARKET Close. .15.09 .14.80 Prev. Close : 15.; 3 Sept. Nov. 14.78 THE WEATHER Forecast. Mississippi—Probably local thun dershowers tonight and Friday. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE WEATHER BUREAU. July 12, 1917. I^cal Data, Greenwood, Miss. For the 24 Hours Ending at 7 A. M. Temperature: Highest - 91 degrees 66 degrees At 7 a. m. - 71 degrees 0.00 inches : 8 4 feet ; Lowest i Precipitation - - - - River Stoge.7 a.m - - Change in 24 hours—fall 1.2 feet ; J. H. STEPHEN, Local Observer. JULY 12 IN HISTORY 1776 _ Capt . Cook sailed on his; third and last vovaee of diacoverv tmrd and last voyage of discovery. /SCo-A convention of the friends 0f »'«very was held at Lexington, Mo. 1894—England offered her services to Japan and China to end the Corean. d.spute^ 1916—Sir Earnest Shackleton sailed now.:from Punta Arenas, Chile, to rescue; of twenty-two companions left on Ele-jder phant Island on his return from the a I South pole zone. ( < _ ■ < DRAFT LIST IS GIVEN PUBLIC and Numbers and Names Posted at Court House and in the Various Pre cincts in County. I The Leflore County Exemption Board has posted on the bulletin board in-the Court House Lobby the list of names with their new num bers of all of those who registered in this county on June the fifth. This was required by the draft regulations. The number on your rogistrptiop, card, or receipt, will have nothing to do with the numbers drawn in the draft. The numbers affected will be 40 - the new numbers which have been put on the cards in red ink by the Exemp tion Board. This renumbering of the cards has been done in every exemption district in the United States. The cards when numbered were sent to the state capi tals where they were filled, and sworn lists, with numbers, names and detail ed address of each registrant were sent to Washington. All of this was done in order that there would be no chance for the cards to be switched after the draft is made. If you want to know your number you can find out by seeking the list posted at the Court House. The names appear thereon alphabetically accord jing to the precincts, beginning in tre northern end of the county and going 1-2 ! on through the county to the southern edge. Get your number and post it up before your desk so that when the draft is made and the numbers are called out you can tell immediately whether you are among the chosen. Following the draft those drawn will be given so many days in which to report to the Exemption Board and stand their physical examinations and claim their exemptions, if any. It is up to the registrant to find out his number and report to the Board. it : Will Post Lists. The Board is today completing a list of the names and numbers in each precinct and this list will be mailed this afternoon to each precinct and posted in a public place where all de siring to learn their numbers can do so. The complete list is posted at the Court House and by tomorrow the precinct lists will be posted in each precinct. There will be no chance for a man to say that he did not know his number. : ; TRIES) .TO RUN i GOT CAPTURED ; (By Associated Press) Tien t se in, July 12 - Cheng-Chen and Lei . chen _ ch minigtew ' . . of finance and war, respectively, un Ele-jder the monnrchy, were arrested on a train at Fond-Tai while trying to jeacape from Peking. ■ Chinese Ministers Under Monarchy At tempted to Escape from Peking —Are Under Arrest. RUSSIANS CAPTURE KALUSZ AND TAKE MANY PRISONERS to to toto ton German Headquarters in Galicia Taken—Is Town of Eight Thousand Inhabitants—Little Ac tion on Western Front. mnmnMito i (By Associated Press) Petrograd, July 12—The Russians have captured Kalusz, headquarters of the enemy in Galicia, according to an announcement today. The war of fice has information which states that the Russian troops are continu ing the successful advance and have captured a large number of prison ers. Kalusz is a city of eight thous and inhabitants twenty eight miles southeast of Stry. The official announcement says that Kalusz was occupied after a sanguin ary battle. OF NO GREAT IMPORTANCE. (By Associated Press) London, July 12—Official statements ' furnish the only available details of the German blow against the British front in Belgium. Expert critics frent the incident as disagreeable but without any great importance intrin-1 sically. BRITISH LOSS HEAVY. (By Associated Press) London, July 12—General Maurice announced today that total of Brit ish casualties resulting from the German success near Nieuport, Bel < gium, Tuesday was eighteen hundred, •including prisoners. GERMAN ATTACKS REPULSED. (By Associated Press) Paris, July 12—After a violent bom bardment the Germans tried several. surprise attacks during the night on j both banks of the Meuse but were in to be WILL APPEAL TO PRESIDENT Democratic Members of Senate-Find It Impossible to Agree in Views on Food Bill. (By Associated Press) Washington, July 12—Democratic leaders in the Senate, finding that it is almost impossible to reconcile con- at dieting views on food control decided of today to appeal to President Wilson agreed upon to hasten on the meas ure. to outline what compromises can be TO SEE FAMOUS MOVIE ACTORS! Mr. and Mrs. Schilling to Attend Ex hibitors Convention in Chicago Next Week. If you desire to see Charlie Chap-; lin himself, or Beverly Bayne or most in any of the other big "movie" stars in real life, talk to them and hear them in talk, walk with them and see them walk, and very probably see them acting, just pack up your suit case and join Manager and Mrs. P. E. men Schilling tomorrow in their trip to and Chicago where they go to attend the that National Convention of Moving Pict ure Exhibitors of the United States Mr. which convenes in that city Saturday, Ten thousand theatre and picture show owners and managers will prob- the ably be present at the gathering. 1 Mississippi will be represented by not three delegates from the state organi zation, they are: Messrs. Schilling of men this city, Will Isenberg of Greenville and Eugene Clark of Natchez. In addition to attending the conven- the tion Manager Schilling expects to vis it ail of the producing and booking | companies in Chicago and will arrange his next winter's program of attrac tions in the musical opera. With the exception of rush busi I ness trips of a day to Memphis or New Orleans Mr. Schilling has not bpen heen away from Greenwood in five of years and he proposed to make this trip a real vacation. He expects to of visit Milwaukee while away and at promises to tell "Old Man Schlitz" been how-do-you-do for all of us who are Field left behind. _ „ _ ! If it happen* you will see it in The to Daily Commonwealth. . 1 repulsed the war office announced to day. of CAPT. ROBERTSON DROWNED. (By Associated Press) London, July 12—Captain Robert son, a brother of General William Robertson, chief of the Imperial Staff, has been drowned in Howth harber at Dublin. The death was unexplained, MINE SWEEPER SUNK. 0 (By Associated Press) Paris, July 12—The French mine sweeper Jupiter struck a mine in the English Channel .Tuesday and sank.' Eleven lives were lost. GERMAN RAID REPULSED. ' London, July 12—A raid attempted last night by the Germans south of Lombaerdzy was repulsed the war of See announced today, (By Associated Press) REPORTS ARE DENIED. (By Associated Press) Rio Jancrio, July 12—The report that a submarine base had been dia covered near Santos is denied by nav al officials, SINN FEINER ELECTED. (By Associated Press) London, July 12—The election of Edward Devalera, as a member of Parliament, the third Sinn Feiner to be returned to Parliament recently, is treated as an event of great political importance by the morning papers, j The Unionist press can see nothing in the Sinn Fein movement but rebellion. m L W. W. MEMBERS ARE DEPORTING A Thousand Members-Being Rounded Up and Sent Out of Bisbee Arizona in Box Cars. (By Associated Press) Phoenix, Arizona, July 12—A thous and members of the Industrial Work ers of the World are being rounded up at Bisbee today by armed members of the Citizens Protective League and deported. According to word from Bisbee the work is being done thoroughly and systematically they are bejng loaded in c#ttle and box cars. (YAZOO COUNTY MEN IN BATTERY Eighteen Already on Roll of Local Organization and Others Prob ably Will Join. Yazoo County is well represented in Battery C notwithstanding that Yazoo has a company of infantry in the field also. Eighteen men from that county now belong to'the local organization. Captain Metts has ex tended an invitation to other young men of the county to join the Battery and help make up the thirty odd men that can still be taken in this unit. Mr. Martin Andersen, Jr., the city editor of the Yazoo Sentinel, a Green wood boy who is himself a member of the Battery. The Yazoo company of infantry 1» not up to war strength and Captain Metts is making no effort to secure men from that county other than to extend the above invitation, for that the artillery in preference to the in* fantry. -o AERO TRAINING FIELDS READY The invitation was extended through . reason. There are some who prefer ON TIME Washington, July 12—(By Union Associated Press)—So rapid has bpen the progress on the construction I of nvintion fields for fliers that tho I aircraft production board iB ahead of itg ache dule. The Chanute Field at fentoul, 111., where 2,000 men have I ' been at work, the Wilbur Wright Field at Dayton, Ohio, on which 3,000 workmen are employed and the Thomas Selfridge Field at Mt Clemens Mich., are expected to be turned over to the government fully completed by tomorrow night 1 J I II. ' : : 'X