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THE DAILY COMMONWEALTH.
W8L :.h ASSOCIATED PRESS NEWS SERVICE UNION ASSOCIATED PBBS8 SERVICE. PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOON EXCEPT SUNDAY Editor and Publisher GILLESPIE iInUMBEE 280 . .. f 1.1 Ti GREENWOOD, LEFLORE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, MONDAY AFTERNOON. JULY 23,1917. SUBSCRIPTION: SÜSfeSIX,» ®HBUS VOLUME Mill IK in IS STILL FU FMM PLEASING TO THE ALLIES * » «HL MAIL THE MASTER DRAFT SHEETS TO LOCAL BOARD TODAY Ü hltlkRO Will Guide Local Exemption Boards in oning Men for First Increment—Only These Summ Grounds for Exemption Claims. mm I Associated Press) | Washington, July 23— Checking the ^ Tgjjji tally sheets for the dra is ** complete and it is probable that sheets which will guide the Boards in summoning the increment will (By the master tad Exemption for the first the mw be mailed late today. ABE NOT ELIGIBLE, (By Associated Press) ffxihington, July 23 ~ General j Gowder ruled today that registrants „ill not be eligible for voluntary en liatments in the Regular Army or ths National Guard after their names have been posted by the local exemption boards as to when they will be sum moned for examinations. ' or The following grounds for exemp ts end discharge are the only ones hut will be honored by local exemp tx» boards according to the bulletin of information for registered men Bent „at by the War Department several j ip *B o: ... ! Ihat you are an officer, legislative, genitive or judical of the United I jutes, s state or territory, or the district of Columbia. | That you are a regular or duly or- ' timed minister of religion. That you were on May 18,1917, a student preparing for the ministry in my recognized theological or divinity „hail. That you are in the military; or na nt service of the United States. | That you are a subject of Germany, a »PING BOARD LOSES A MEMBER 1 j v ' John B. White of Kansas City Resign ed ind His Resignation Accepted Today. the to (By Associated Press) Washington, July 23 White of Kansas City has resigned as ■ member of the Shipping Board and the President is said to have accepted his resignation. Officials at the White House declared that his resignation wsi not connected with the difficulties between Chairman Denman and Gen eral Goethals over the ship building program. White is said to have found his work exceedingly heavy and de rided to resign on this account. A report that John A. McDonald, anoth er member, had resigned was denied. John B. ly INCREASE IN INCOME. Ntt Revenue of Railroad« in May Three Million Up. (By Associated Press) Washington, July 23—Returns to file Interstate Commerce Commission for May show an increase in net rev *nnes of approximately three million low hundred and fifty five thousand dollars. WILL FIGHT AMENDMENTS. House Prohibitionists Promise to De lay Action on Food Bill. (By Associated Press) Wsehington, July 23—House Pro hibHionistB declare that they will fight •»«« of the Senate liquor Mendments to the Food Bill Promisingly regardless of appeals for * opeedy agreement. uncom JULY 23 IN HISTORY. 1785—Saxony Brandenburg »cover formed the Germanic Alli »*kÜÜ~^ Rebellion ' n I*»l«nd under "«wt Emmett. 1868-Jews made eligible for lS7* ' 8h Parliament - y ~ Railway opened between *2? C ' ty 8nd Vera Cruz. 885—G en y g Grant, military m!w, President ' died. Ninth centennary of the in ■ ll |., t ' on of Christianity into Russia Sts , at Petr °«« d - ^--Dingley tariff law lJia-Govemment N«w Hoven village ■raune «jilted and »nee. seats went into suit to dissolve railroad begun in New gained foothold in of Posiere«, in the whether you have taken out papers Th#t yQu are # re gid e nt 8 jj en w ho ^ no t taken out papers. claims for discharge may be made on the following grounds, which are the »"ty grounds for discharge by a local board: In addition to-claims for exemption That you are a county or municipal That you are a custom house clerk. That you are employed by the Un j te( j gt a tes in the transmission of mails. ' That you are an artificer of work man employed in an armory, arsenal or navy yard of the United States. That you are employed by the Un ited States under certain conditions. That you are a licensed pilot reg ularly employed in pursuit of your vocation. Tbaf you are a mariner, actually service of a employed in the citizen or merchant of the United States. support. dependent on your labor for support, That you have aged or infirm par ents dependent upon your labor foi erless child under sixteen years old dependent on your labor for support, That you are a member of any wel. organized religious sect or organisa tion existing May 18,1917, opposed to war. sea That you are a married man with a wife or child dependent on you for That you have a widowed mother support. That you are the father of a moth OCEAN FREIGHT RATES REVISED 1 Regulation of Rates Between U. S. Allied Countries Agreed Upon —Other Negotiations. (By Associated Press) Washington, July 23—The regula tion of ocean steamship rates between the United States and the Allied na tions has been agreed upon in prin ciple by the American and British gov ernments. Negotiations are now pro ceeding to make the regulations ef fective to bring down the present pro hibitive rates to France and Italy. They have signified their willingness to accept the principles. RIVERS AND HARBORS BILL. Senate Consider* Twenty Seven Mil lion Dollar Measure. (By Associated Press) Washington, July 23—The Senate today began consideration of the Riv and Harbors Bill carrying about twenty seven million to provide chief ly for the continuance of existing pro jects. The bill passed the House a month ago. ers BIG DEMAND FOR DRAFT EXTRAS Daily Commonwealth Force Put In Two Solid Days Getting Up Com plete County List. Friday and Saturday, the days whan eagerly searching for everyone waa information regarding the numbers that had been drawn In the war draft at Washington, were two days of ner vous strain on the entire population of the United States . The Daily did other Commonwealth force, as daily papers throughout the Country, came In for a big share of the ner vous tension. The drawing began at Washington Friday morning at nine thirty. That waa eight thirty local time. At that hour thing! began to pick up here. The official Hat waa at the Court House and as the number* came In they had to be listed and carried to the Court House and the name* secur ed there. That lasted all day Friday. Late In the afternoon the Hat was brought to The Dally Commonwealth office and. was constantly in use until Saturday night at eight o'clock. Two extras war* printed and the two regular edition* and all went like hot sake*. Nwrly tw thou*w4 « ] 1 EMPTY "SüŒ wo» XgBQgjp !! rOMÊ OH TÖM ybuitlWflHD/W-, fHIrtO IN \ too« dût in The. vviripç?^ u \\ w WAS m « 5» c x (Copyright.) ALLEGED SPY IS LOCKED UP HERE German Subject with German Name Was Posing as Detective and County Game Warden. Carl Otto Von Seigel, of German birth and a German subject, who car ries a registration card and claims to have registered for the war draft at Ridgeland, Hinds county, Mississippi, is in-jail here on suspicion. He was arrested at Money by representatives of the Sheriff's office. He was ming ling with the negroes in the northern end of the county, showing them a Southern Detective Agency's badge and claiming to be a game warden. Planters learning of his tactics and being suspicious of his intentions made complaint to Sheriff Garrott, who had him arrested. Von Seigel seemed to have been operating chiefly along the railroad lines and especially close around unguarded bridges. On the ap proach of a train he would hide in the bushes and would advise any negroes with whom he was talking to do the same. Running across some negroes sein ing for fish he is said to have taken the fish and declared himself to be the county game warden. He told Sheriff Garrott at the jail that he had made application for his first papers and proposed to become a citizen of this country. His actions have been very suspi cious and his excuse one that natur ally would throw suspicion on anyone much less a man bearing a name such as his and a professed German sub ject. It is probably well for him that he fell into the hands of the Sheriff instead of over zealous citizens. 75,000 IN CLOTHING TRADE MAY STRIKE. New York, July 23—(By Union As sociated Press)—About 76,000 work concerned in the proposed era are strike of the clothing trade which a committee will try to avert at a meet ing today. They belong to the Amal gamated Clothing Workers of Amer ica and are seeking an increase of $1 per week in wages. PLUNKETT CONFERS WITH IRISHMEN. Dublin, July 23—(By Union Asso ciated Press)—Sir Horace Plunkett, the prominent Irish agriculturist, who will act at the Irish convention as delegate of the Irish government, to day held an important conference with leaders of all parties in connection with the convention. In to tra copies of the Daily Commonwealth sold and there is still a great de were mand for the last edition which car ried the complete list with the names of those holding numbers. An addi tional number of the latter were print ed this morning. When the final draft edition was off and all were more or less satis fled with the position of their number U11 the list the force of The Daily Commonwealth office sought out their favorite barbers, got shaved and cleaned up and wontthsir weary ways to thair several homes to «leap h*lf through Sunday. COTTON, GRAIN AND PROVISIONS New York Cotton Closed Sixty Points Off and New Orleans Down Sixty Seven. The New York cotton market was off sixty points at the close this after noon and New Orleans was off sixty 1 points. Spots at New York | seventy off and at New Orleans seven were unchanged. Sales 452 bales. NEW YORK MARKET. Prev. Open High Low Close Close Oct. 24.50 24.59 23.79 23.85 24.53 Dec 24.45 24.49 23.77 23.83 24.43 Jan 24.43 24.48 23.78 23.80 24.40 Closed 60 off. New York Spots 25.70—70 off. NEW ORLEANS MARKET. Prev. Open High Low Close Close Oct 23.72 23.72 22.99 23.U3 23.751 Dec 23.71 23.72 23.01 23.06 23.75; Jan 23.65 24.65 23.11 23.15 23.83 Closed 67 off. New Orleans Spots 25.75— Sales 452. CHICAGO GRAIN MARKET. Close Prev. Close 2.31 1-2 2.27 3-4 1.63 3-4 1.63 1-8 68 7-8 WHEAT-Sept. CORN-Sept... OATS—Sept. . 68 3-4 CHICAGO PROVISIONS. Close Prev. Close 40.65 20.77 40.10 PORK—Sept LARD-Sept RIBS-Sept.. 20.62 21.72 .21.85 NEW YORK COTTON OIL MARKET Close. . 13.95 Prev. Close 13 99 Sept... Nov .... 13.68 .13.65 THE WEATHER Forecast. Mississippi—Thunderstorms tonight Tuesday generally fair. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE WEATHER BUREAU. July 23, 1217. Local Data, Greenwood, Miss. For the 24 Hours Ending at 7 A. M. Temperature: Highest - 92 degrees 69 degrees Lowest At 7 a. m. - 72 degrees 0.26 inches 4.9 feet 0.2 feet Precipitation - - - - River Stage,7 a.m - - 1 Change in 24 hours-rise New York, July 23—(By Union As sociated Press)-The Hebrew Bakers Association, the largest organization, [of its kind in the country, today put ! into effect a new rule stopping the | return by retailers of stale bre.d.1 In future they will bake only six days I » week, the off d*y being Setwdiy. J. H. STEPHEN, Local Observer. N. Y. HEBREW BAKERS STOP STALE BREAD RETURNS. GREENWOOD IN THE BLUE BOOK Pictures and Descriptions of Various Points of Interest in Motoring Guide. The Greenwood Business League is in receipt of a letter from the Auto mobile Blue Book v (which is published 1 | in the interest of Auto-tourists) ask ing that photographs of prominent points of interest in the city and a short description of historical points, scenic attractions, schools, industrial and commercial features be sent them, for use in their 1918 edition to be published early in September of this year. Secretary Hays has sent them the photographs and a very concise, and well written article upon the subjects requested. In addition Mr. Hays has furnished them with a complete map of the Yazoo Delta Highway from Memphis to the Southern line of the [State at Osyka. The Automobile Blue Book is an authority on automobile routes and into the hands of a high class goes clientele, its statements are taken as authetic and their favorable comments concerning Greenwood and Leflore County will be desirable publicity for the city, where it should prove to be of great benefit. PLAY GOLF FOR WAR FUND. New York, July 23—(By Union As sociated Press)—Some of the most im portant tournaments ever planned in the history of golf take place in and around New York this week. The pro fessional Golfers' Association has planned a tournament beginning today at Englewood with mixed four-somes, each "pro" teaming up with the best golfer in the club. Later in woman the week come the international matches among Scotch English and homebreds, together with a team se lected by Jerome D. Travers. TOM CAREY BLOCKS RACE MEET. Chicago, July 23—(By Union As sociated Press)—The proposed race meeting of thirty days at Hawthorne, which was to have started next Sat urday, has been called off, at least temporarily. Tom Carey, owner of the track, prefers to let the govern ment have the use of the track for the quartering of horses needed for the war. It may be that a race meet ing will be started the latter part of August. PITTSBURG CONGRATULATES RUSSIANS. . . . . shown the "J™™"* ** * ^ nent citizens connected with the atee land iron industries , I ® Why not lot Ite imuy J»™™-; wealth visit your bom# r/HJ afl* Jgpoit „ . .. .. . - - Pittsburg, July 23— (By Union As sociated Press)—A rousing welcome tendered the representatives of was the Russian government here today. In addition to the entertainment giv under the auspices of the Chamber of Commerce, many courtesies were en HARD FIGHTING ON AISNE FRONT GERMANS TAKE FRENCH TRENCHES MoMMMMM Yielding Russian Line in Galicia and Desperate Struggle in Northern France Demand First Consideration in War News. RMRMRM (By Associated Press) The war situation demands consid eration for the moment chiefly along the yielding portion of the Russian front in Eastern Galicia and the Craonne section of the French front. In the former there is little sign of a change of temper in the disoffected Russian troops sufficient to bring about any effective resistance to the Teutonic progress which threatens dis aster to the Russians arms. On the western front it ia different The German onslought has met with desperate resistance and the Ger mans are paying dearly for the small bits of territory they have gained. The Germans have renewed assaults on the California and Case Mates plateaus and have made some headway but the French are clinging bravely to both elevationa although driven out of their first line trenches. Meanwhile the Russian Provisional Government has been given unlimited powers with which to grapple with the sinnster forces threatening to wreck the new Ruaaia. STORM FRENCH TRENCHES. (By Associated Press) Paris, July 23—Continuing violent attacks on the Aisne front last night the Germans stormed French trenches on Case Mates Plateau the war office announces. On California Plateau French maintained supporting trench es. GAVE AWAY SECRETS. ((By Associated Press) Petrograd, July 23—Newspapers announce that Rear Admiral Verder vski commander of the Baltic fleet, has been arrested for communicating a secret government telegram to the sailors committee. FEAR COUNTER ATTACK. (By Associated Press) Petrograd, July 23—There are in dications that the Workmens and Sol diers Council are apprehensive of a counter revolution. COMING TO AMERICA. (By Associated Press) Amsterdam, July 23—The minister LOCAL COTTON MARKET BEST Lot of Over Three Hundred and Fifty Bales Brought More Here Than Elsewhere. Asproof conclusive that Greenwood has the leading cotton market in the state and one of the best in the South three hundred and a lot of over fifty bales of low grade cotton, which was offered for sale in both Memphis and New Orleans by J. T. McCain and Soa of this city, for Mr. S. M. Jones, of Black Bayou, was sold to Humph-! rey and Co., of Greenwood, at a high er price than was offered in either of the above markets. The cotton brought 26 cents a pound. Greenwood has and always will have the best cotton market in the state of j Mississippi and ranks with the other big markets of the South. TOO MUCH TALK HURT SLACKER , Bragging that he had not registered and that he had not and would not be molested by the authorities resulted in the arrest yesterday of Henry Har rington, a yellow negro, as a ''slack ." He had several times made his boasts to other negroes at the Big Bend Cooperage Co, where he was employed, that he had not registered. The matter finally reached the ear* of Mr. Charlie Walker who reported the matter to tho police. I When locked up at the City Hall Harrington declared that he was not of age on registration day und that, he did not "turn twenty one' 'until the fourth day of July. He hsa a young but Mr. Yfclte »UU4 Boastful Spirit Got Henry Harring ton, a Yellow Negro, in Jail for Not Registering. Too Much Talk .... f:(f—xdaB er IfPWWH RMRMRM of agriculture has appointed a com mission of three to proceed to Amer ica to represent Dutch interests in connection with American exports. FIGHTING IN AFRICA. (By Associated Press) London, July 23—German troops in German E. Africa attempted to make a stand last week against the Allied forces which are gradually closing in on them. An official statement says heavy fighting took place and that the Germans suffered heavy losses. GIVEN UNLIMITED POWER, (By Associated Press) Petrograd, July 23—The Council of Soldiers and Workmens Delegates and peasants from all of Russia voted today to grant the government and Premier Kerensky unlimited powers under the title of government, national safety for the reestablishment of pub lic order both at the front and at home. RUSSIANS DRIVE FORWARD. (By Associated Press) Petrograd, July 23—The Russian* yesterday attacked the Germans near Krevo and Valna, penetrating the Teuton linea for a distance of two miles, according to an official an nouncement but the development of the success was jeapodized by the in stability of certain detachments be tween the rivers Sereth and Strips and the Zlota line. The statement lays that the Austro-Hungarians are con tinuing their offensive and are occu pying villages. The chief of the Ru% sian division staff was killed while** reestablishing order on this front. WANTS BIG CREDIT. (By Associated Press) London, July 23—In the House of Commons tomorrow the government will ask for a voted credit of six hun dred and fifty million pounds. DEFINITELY SUPRESSED. (By Associated Press) Russian Embassy here here state that London, July 23—Dispatches to the the rising at Petrograd is considered as definitely suppressed. GREENWOOD BOY A LIEUTENANT t A. M. Hobbs Appointed Saturday Second Lieutenant in the United State* Army. Messrs. Gwin & Mounger, of thia city, received a telegram Saturday from Mr. A. M. Hobbs, formally a stenographer in their employee, who , has been attending the Officers Train ing Camp at Fort Logan H. Roots, to the effect that he was that morning appointed a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army. Lieutenant Hobbs was a general favorite here and his many friends will be glad to learn of his having [secured his commission. He is a young man of good habits and much j promise. He recently stood and suc cessfully passed his examination for admittance to the bar of this state. The Daily Commonwealth joins with his many friends in extending heart iest congratulations. GIFT OF BOOZE TO SCHOOL SHOCK DRY STATE. Atlanta, Ga„ July 23—(By Union Associated Press)—A problem almost as serious as any growing out of the faces the Georgie State legisla ture. It is what to do with 20,000 , gallons of wine bequeathed to the Un iversity of Georgia by the will of j U( jg on L. Hand. Executors of the e8tate have withheld the bequest be wou j d ^ j n violation of the state pro hi bjti 0 n law. The only thing the leg (gi a t ure sees to do is pass a law auth oriz j ng the sale of the wine outside the gtat e, the proceeds to ba used in egta blishing a scholarship fund. --■■ ■ - ---— that he had looked that age ever since I be began working for him aevaral years ago. H* will ho held and will be given an opportunity to prove hi* assertions before the proper author ities. Tuke The Dully Commonweal*. war its transfer to the university cause —o