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THE DAILY COMMONWEALTH. û ASSOCIATED PRESS NEWS SERVICE UNION ASSOCIATED PRB88 SERVICE. ^ GILLESPIE, Editor and Publisher PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOON EXCEPT SUNDAY GREENWOOD, LEFLORE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY AFTERNOON. JULY 13, 1917. SUBSCRIPTION: ffiÄ" IS VtfTME 1-NUMBER 272. VUK u. YEABtt.ce lissims TIKE PfitSBNERS—DRAFT PIOIULT MONDAY. JULI 23M « RUSSIANS CAPTURE MEN AND GUNS IN EASTERN GALICIA Fighting Wednesday Resulted in Ten Officers and Eight Hundred and Fifty Rank and File, Mostly Germans, Being Taken. (By Associated Press) Petrograd, July 13— In battles in Eastern Galcia Wednesday says the * office today, the Russians cap officers, eight hundred and war tured ten fifty of the rank and file, chiefly Ger mans, five heavy guns and ten ma chine guns. TWO U. S. VESSELS SUNK. (By Associated Press) Washington, July 13— Official dis patches today announced the sinking by a submarine of the American bar kentine Hildegard and the American schooner Bowen. The crews were res cued. artillery fighting. (By Associated Press) Paris, July 13—During the night ar-1 tillery fighting was active in the re , FINNISH .1 CAUSES CRISIS. Has Passed to the Second Reading Bill Virtually Establishing In dependence. (By Associated Press) Petrograd, July 13— The Finnish Diet Thursday passed to the second reading the bill virtually establishing Finnish independence. The introduc tion of the bill has created a serious crisis here and President Tcheidse, of the Council of Workmens and Soldiers Delegates has gone to Helsingfers in in effort to settle the differences. DIRECTORS OF Y.M.B.C. MEET Regular Meeting to Be Held Tonight at the Chancery Clerk's Office at Court House. The regular meeting of the directors of the Young Men's Business Club will be held tonight in the office of the 0 Chincery Clerk at the Court House, The regular meeting of the Club will be held Tuesday night, which is the third Tuesday in the month. The constitution of the young organ ization designated meetings of the ular meeting of the board of direc- j tors on the Friday preceding the mèet ing of the Club. Some questions of much importance arc to come before the directors to PLANTING OF FALL IRISH POTA- ' Club for every first and third Tues day nights in the month and the reg night and before the Club Tuesday night. All members of the board are urged to be present tonight. —o TOES NOW UNDER WAY. The present prices of Irish potatoes is creating a great deal of interest in the production of a fall crop. The early varieties, Early Triumph *nd Irish Cobbler may be used for this late crop but a late variety such J* the Lookout Mountain, as a rule, is considerably better. The scarcity of seed of the Lookout Mountain and the extremely high price asked for it, however, makes it impracticable to use it except in a very limited way this season. Probably the best solu tion of the problem is to use the small potatoes from the early crop. In a good many places these are being sold «s "thirds ! at about seventy-five cents a bushel. From ten to fifteen bushels will be required to plant an aero. Sort the small potatoes out as soon as they are dry and spread them rath « thin in a cool, dry place. About two weeks before they are to be planted these should be started through a sprouting process. This consists first of spreading them out, one or two deep on the ground in the •bade of a tree or under a shed and just covering them with sand or sandy *ofi, which must be kept d°"i p but not "aoaked" until planting time. Sqme •traw or old sacks may be spread on top to help retain the moisture. ce planting season for lata pota toes in north Mississippi begins about 20, and ends about August first. From Jackson south the planting can gfon of St. Quentin and Dupatheon in and on both sides of the Meuse River, the war office announced today. - ' BENEVOLENT NEUTRALITY. (By Associated Press) Mexico City, July 13—El Universal, which has been conducting a campaign in favor of the Allies, will request, editorially today, that the government declare a policy of "benevolent neu trality" toward the Allies as soon as possible, ' CELEBRATE FALL BASTILE. (By Associated Press) Paria, July 13—A hundred and fifty battle planes in flotillas will partici pate in the celebration of the fall of the Bastile tomorrow in Paris. They will fly over the marching route of the troops during the ceremonies. , RAILROADS PUT ON AN EMBARGO »I Commodities Named in President Wil son's Export Proclamation Barr ed from Shipment. (By Associated Press) Washington, July 13—An embargo to become effective immediately against shipments intended for export of commodities named in President Wilson's export proclamation, except when bill of lading is presented jvith the Federal license number, was or dered today by the American Rail way Association's committee on car [.service. ITODAY IS FRIDAY THE THIRTEENTH If You Are Superstitions Hold Your Breath—Wetch for Ladders and Don't Fall Down. Are you superstitious? Do you be lieve in bants and Jonahs and things 0 f that calibre? If so you probably have walked very carefully today, kept your eye on the pavement for banana peels and avoided ladders and w ith a deliberate care not natural.burg to you, because today in Friday, the j Tom Lawson, who has made millions | out of literary efforts and playing the markets together, made "Friday, the | Thirteenth" famous when he wrote human interest love story full of hard luck and occasionally a smile which So far as many people in Greenwood j concemed they will not even real ize that today is Friday the thirteenth unt " the Y read this , artlcle and , few others who have known it have thought about it. done everything else you have done thirteenth, he gave that title, are — • ' be started August first and continued until August 15. It is important that the soil for the late crop be plowed five to »even inch deep just as soon as possible! then harrow down until all clods have been mashed. After it should be stirred by a spike tooth or disk harrow about in ten days so as to keep it in ground that produced the early es once condition to hold all moisture. The game crop may be used for the late crop but this should not be done if it can be avoided. * piant at least six inches deep. A Georgia Stock opens a good furrow in which to plant. The potatoes may be treated much as for the spring crop. It is not desirable to cut those under three-quarters of an inch in be diameter. In any case cut the tubers to get at least one eye from the so as bud end on each piece. Place the | piece» about eight inches apart in the furrow and cover. I Press the soil down firmly over the I seed either by stepping on the tv w or by the use of a roller: then drpg the spike tooth harrow over the patch so aa to leeve the top loose. I The cultivation should be frequent the main object of it being to keep the surface mellow and loose.—L. G. Herron, Extension Horticulturist, Ag* ricultural Cblletf), Mississippi. ! of -* — i ; o — — Take Ths Dsfly Commogwealth. k FRIDAY, THE THIRTEENTH J. LET'S ROC* fH/wwrj 3 ILL H I K.AMÊPW EVERY nilHtf W\mumy aKITopay _ ■ i C _ HAW TW loapep Yi & Ï tt' Ä a \1 sir ■5TJ AOMOUf «»•mV 'ER ♦ I up pm mm t Æa Hi; 1 wgi % - 1 M e (Copyright.) OLD MISS" GETS TRAINING CAMP « Hard Fight Finally Won by Williams and Harrison in Favor of Hat tiesburg. How Hattiesburg won one of the training camps for the National Guard through the efforts of Senator John SHarp Wliliams and Representative Pat Harrison and a little pulling at home is a story of much interest and lots of life and action. Finally gotten down to the stage of two camps to be located and three places recommended by General Wood, the fight grew bitter and it wad the efforts of the two above Mississip pians which succeeded in bringing the camp to Mississippi. The other two places were Alexandria, La., and Jacksonville, Fla. The last named place is the one that lost out. It is intimated that Representative Pat Henry in his efforts to land the camp in his district spent a few good words for'the state's neighbor to the westward as well, aiding in the sec ond camp being located at Alexan dria instead of Jacksonville. When General Wood visited Hatties the Honorable Pat was on hand j to serve as a steering committee of one and he did | from reports, thoroughly inspected and the General | had met and shaken hands with as a,many people as could be crowded into his life during the short period he was the city the decision was made. It was not known however until his j recommendations reached the War De peartment. ime steering judging Wien the site had been Two camps and training sites are now located in Mississippi and both of them happen to be in the district rep resented by Mr. Harrison. The naval training station at the Exposition grounds at Gulfport and the camp just located at Hattiesburg. U. S. Commissioner W. G. Landers of this city is in receipt of instruc tions from Federal Judge Henry C. Niles, advising him that it has been [decided to pretermit the regular July FEDERAL COURT TERM HAS BEEN PERTERMITTED. [term of Federal court, and that all business scheduled for the July term [would be carried over until the Jan uary 1918 term. This is being done chiefly through a desire to avoid the extremely hot weather just at this time and because it would mean a big loss to men from various sections to be compelled to stop their work and attend the July term.—Clarksdale .Daily Register, 11th inst. | -o WANT PRO-GERMAN MAYOR TO I RESIGN. I Elizabeth, N. J., July 13—(By Un ion Associated Press)—It is an un lucky day for Mayor Mravlag, the Prussian-born head of this city, who it efused to accept a U. S. flag last week because he did not like the re marks made about the Kaiser. A no committee of citizens is meeting today | end it ia reported that the purpose of ths mbeting is to frame resolutions the asking the resignation of Mr. No Mravjag. ;be COTTON, GRAIN AND PROVISIONS New York Cotton Twenty Four Up and New Orleans Fourteen Up —Spots Advance. Thc New York spot market was up twenty four joints at the close this afternoon rnd New Orleans was up fourteen points. Spots at New York were twenty up and unchanged at New Orleans. gal« 680 bales. NEW YORK MARKET. Prev. Open High Low Close Close Oct. 25.25 25 75 25.26 26.66 25.38 Dec 26.40 26 80 25.36 25.67 25.43 Jan 25.52 25 86 25.^6 26.76 25 63 Closed 24 up. New York Spots 26.75-20 off. NEW ORLEANS MARKET'. Prev. Open High Low Close Close Oct 24 70 25.02 24.55 24.78 24.60 Dec 24 80 25.16 24.70 24.94 25.80 Jan 25.07 25.22 24.90 25.04 24.92 Closed 14 up. New Orleans Spots 25.88— Sales 1795. CHICAGO GRAIN MARKET. Close Prev.Close .1.94 1-2 1.92 1-2 1.58 1-2 1.56 1-4 65 3-4 WHEAT-Sept CORN—Sept ... OATS-Sept. . 58 CHICAGO PROVISIONS. Close Prev. Close 40.25 20.07 PORK—Sept LARD—Sept RIBS—Sept . 40.25 21.20 .21.60 21.72 THE WEATHER ! Forecast Mlississippi—Probably local thun dershowers in the southern part to night and Saturday. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE WEATHER BUREAU. July 13, 1917. Local Data, Greenwood« Mias. For the 24 Hours Ending at 7 A. M. Temperature: Highest - 93 degrees ! Lowest - 61 degrees At 7 a*, m. • 67 deq rees - - - - 0.00 inches 7.4 feet Change in 24 hours—fall - 1.0 feet J. H. STEPHE N, Local Observer. Precipitation River Stage,7 a.m - - Washington, July 13—(By Union Associated Press)—Since the govem ment explained its attitude regarding the class of men desired to e the ond series of officers' training camps, it is stated that there has b een a grat ifying increase in the number of plications. The War Department has no intention of barring ruen under 81, as reported. In fact, examing offi cers have been instructed to regarded the ages 25 to 35 as the most suitable. No more applicants fog tbs caioips will ;be received after toMonpw. GOVERNMENT WANTS YOUNG MEN. sec ap WILL ATTACK THE FORBIDDEN CITY, Chang Hsun's Refusal to Mediate Causes Republicans to Make De cision That Way. ' Tientsin, July 13— Republican head quarters here states that because of ■ General Chang Hsun's refusal to med iate they intend to attack that Forbid (By Associated Press) den City at the first opportunity. The delay has been caused by the belief that Chang Hsun would fire on the foreign legations. FIGHTING AGAIN IN CHINA. (By Associated Press) London, July 13—A Tientsien dis patch to the Exchange Telegraph Co., says that fighting again began out side Peking yesterday. ROYALISTS SURRENDER. (By Associated Press) Tsientsin, July 13— The Republican headquarters report that three thous and troops under General Chang Hsun have surrendered in the temple of Haven after a fight of two hours. Chang Hsun took refuge in the Dutch legation. The fighting continues in the Forbidden City and a large fire is raging there. Five or six foreigners watching the battle are reported to have been wounded. TEXTILE DAY FOR ELKS. Boston, July 13—(By Union Asso ciated Press)—This is Textile Day on the program of the Elks, who are at tending their annual convention in this city. Trips to Lowell and Lawrence will give the delegates an opportunity to visit the great cotton and woolen industries of the country. The con ivention closes tomorrow. LILY ROOTS IN PLACE OF POTA TOES. Pittsburg, July 13—(By Union As sociated Press)—The Florists' and Gardeners' Club of this city is ex hibiting some beautiful specimens of tiger lily roots which are suggested as a possible substitute for potatoes in the attempt to reduce the price of [the vegetables. It is pointed out that in Japan the natives use the roofs very largely as food. JULY 13 IN HISTORY. 1815—Napoleon surrendered to the captain of the English warship Bell erophon. 1854—San Juan bombarded and burned by the U. S. warship Cyane. 1863—Draft riota in New York City. 1878—Treaty of Berlin signed, by which Servia .Montenegro and Rum ania were made independent states. 1894—Prendergast hanged in Chi cago for the murder of Mayor Carter Harrison. 1916—Spain suspended constitution al guarantee and' proclaimed martial law through out the country because of the railroad strike. The "Hank and Pete" cartoons be gin with this issue of The Daily Com monwealth. They are rich, and worth while keeping up with every day. FIRST DRAWING PROBABLY WILL BE MADE MONDAY, MY TWENTY THIRD Formal Announcement Relative to Draft for War Army Made Today—687,000 Men Will Be Used—10,801 from Mississippi (By Associated Press) Washington, July 13—Formal an nouncement was made by the War Department today that six hundred and eighty seven thousand men will be selected from those who registered June the fifth for the first National Army and to fill up the vacancies in the National Guard and Regular Army. Arkansas' quota will be ten thous and two hundred and sixty seven and ARIZONA IS ORGANIZING AGAINST , INDUSTRIAL WORKERS OF WORLD Loyalty Leagye Organized at Bisbee and Globe Developing Into State^ Affair—Many Strik ers Are Under Arrest. (By Associated Press) Globe, July 13—Fifteen strike lead ers are under arrest today including Roger Culver, a speaker for thé Indus trial Workers of the World and George Smith secretary of the local miners union. A statement has been issued j by a committee of citizens saying* that the Loyalty League movement would be made state wide and organizations are forming at Phoenix, Tucson, Yuma, Miami and other places also. An alleged conspiracy to destroy the crops in Salt River and Maricopa val leys has been discovered. I GERMANS IN NUMBER. (By Associated Press) Miami, Arizona, July 13—Ten Ger man subjects, at least two of them are believed by the authorities to be qrmy officers, are located here and in nearby mining camps, it became BRAZIL WILL PATROL COAST 1 Agreement Has Been Reached Under Which Brazilian Fleet Will Be Utilized. (By Associated Press) Rio Janeiro, July 13 —An agreement has been reached under which the Brazilian fleet will assume the respon sibility of patroling the entire Brazil ian coast line from the Guinea Border to the southern boundary of Brazil. is O'DOWD'S EYE KEEPS HIM OUT OF FIGHT. New York, July 13—(By Union As sociated Press)—Mike O'Dowd, the prize fighter has received his hoodoo for today. He has been compelled to call off his fistic argument with Ted Kid Lewis, scheduled for tonight at the St. Nicholas A. C. because of his right eye, which he had badly cut in his recent contest with Soldier Bartfield. ed as is WOMAN TO HAVE HARD FIGHT FOR CONGRESS. Chicago, July 13—(By Union Asso ciated Press)—Mrs. Kelloff Fairbank, one of the best known club women in the State of Illinois is being urged to run for Congress in the ninth dis trict against Congressman Britten, whose Americanism has been ques tioned in some quarters. It is stat ed that Mr. Britten is so strongly intrenched in his district that it is doubtful if any one could successfully oppose him except Mrs. Fairbank. the It aha war "TODAY'S BIRTHDAY HONORS. Congratulations go today to: Hon. Franklin Lane, secretary of the interior, 63 years old today. Dr. Benjamin Idle Wheeler, presi dent of the University of California, 63 years old today. Judge William W. Morrow of the U. S. District Court, San Franciaco, 74 today. # If you have any thing to sell or want to buy qny thing just simply advertise your wants in The Daily Commonwealth. Mississippi's ten thousand eight hun dred and one men. Plans for the selection of names provide that those called first will be given their examinations and as ex emptions are made their places in the line will be filled by other registrants in order. Each number drawn will call for the selection of more than four thousand men, or one from each reg istration district. Indications are that the first drawing will be deferred un til Monday, July twenty third. j Heavy guards of United States sol diers have been placed about powder magazines in this district, known today. A Loyalty League sim ilar to the ones at Globe and Bisboe has been formed and the organizers have expressed the intention to stop street meetings of tl)e Industrial Workers of the World here. SEND DEPORTED BACK. (By Associated Press) Douglas, Arizona, July 13—Citizens of Douglas today are prepared to re turn those deported yesterday from Bisbee. STILL AT HERMANAS. (By Associated Press) * . El Paso, July 13—Advices at noon today from Hermanas stated that most of the deported Industrial Work ers of the World are still there. WHEAT TRADING AT STANDSTILL For the First Time Since Establish ment of the Chicago Board of Trade. (By Associated Press) Chicago, July 13—For the first time since the establishment of the Chica go Board of Trade business in wheat came to a standstill today. BEER SHORTAGE IN LIVERPOOL. (By Associated Press) Liverpool, July 13—Owing to the shortage of beer certain saloon keep ers in the Liverpool district are re fusing to serve strangers, declaring that they are reserving supplies for their regular customers. The Courts will be asked to decide whether this is permissible, under the terms of their licenses, which require them to provide refreshment on request.'' CROPS WILL BE SEIZED. (By Associated Press) Paris, July 13—Announcement that the new Hungarian crops will be seiz ed by the government of that country as soon, as harvesting and threshing is completed has been made by the President of the Hungarian Food Ad ministration Bureau, according to a dispatch from Budepest. Farmers will be permitted to retain only suffi cient of the crops, for the private use and for seed. The monthly flour allot ment for the rural population is ex pected to amount to 37 pounds for each person. SHIPPING QUESTION CONCERNS JAPAN. Washington, July 13—(By Union Associated Press)—Advance informa tion proceding the Japanese commis sion which is en foute to this city states that the shipping question is rapidly assuming grave proportions in the empire-and suggestions from the United States would be appreciated. It is hinted in some quarters that the information has been allowed to filter through Washington in advance« be cause Japan desires it understood that aha will require full compensation at war rates for the use of any ships that she might furnish for the ac commodation of ths needs of tha En« tent* Allies.