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THE DAILY COMMONWEALTH.
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ASSOCIATED PRESS NEWS SERVICE
UNION ASSOCIATED PBBS8 SERVICE.
PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOON EXCEPT SUNDAY
Editor and Publisher
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GREENWOOD, LEFLORE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, MONDAY AFTERNOON. JULY 23,1917.
SUBSCRIPTION: SÜSfeSIX,» ®HBUS
VOLUME
Mill IK in IS STILL FU FMM PLEASING TO THE ALLIES
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«HL MAIL THE MASTER DRAFT
SHEETS TO LOCAL BOARD TODAY
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Will Guide Local Exemption Boards in
oning Men for First Increment—Only
These
Summ
Grounds for Exemption Claims.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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 «
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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*
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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
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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
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