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fHE DAILY COMMONWEALTH.
fM r / -4L ASSOCIATED PRESS NEWS SERVICE UNION ASSOCIATED PBB8S SEE VICK. PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOON EXCEPT SUNDAY Editor and Publisher I GILLESPIE _i__ > SUBSCRIPTION: HtML* KHfcB GREENWOOD, LEFLORE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI,' MONDAY AFTERNOON. AUGUST 6, 1917. lüM e i" NUMBER m ' mit (. TIKES FIRST DIRECT STEP TOWARD THE RATTLE FNNT H» [p* m robberies create reign of excitement here MtaMMMta Daylight Robberies Within Twenty Net Thieves Nearly Two Hundred Dollars—Dogs Do No Good. WPRMPR Three Daring pour Hours ■ „f brazen robberies have A Wr,eS ■ od into a state of ex thrown Grecn ''° week en d. Between «it» eBt ov . er 0 . fclock Saturday aft Wp".* * o'clock Sunday after moo" and ma d e which •""iT thief approximately a hun ,sited tue in. ^ and checkg The Greenwood Kitchen and My fire at the Stod and he the were the Kandy places Theatre, lieft Garage At the time of the tod home yesterday rifle the Kandy Kitchen was l • » the church hour some one en "I , ace from the rear and at . ? in netting away with ap wdv twenty dollars! The theft ! Covered as' soon as the Kandy opened up after noon and r notified Bay got in communication rLrintendent O'Keefe at Parch ■uand secured his blood hounds Si arrived here late yesterday af ■"L n an() W cre put on the trail, to I Mkresults secured through the dogs 7L, they followed a trail for two tali or more about the city. Tthe meantime, while waiting for the police learned of the loss The hour of the theft and the money which i hundred dollars in morning closed pH 1 the dogs it Myrick's. ii not known nîî anTchecks, was last seen to be wnembored about ten o'clock yester day morning. Mr. Myrick in leaving his place of business for a few min ntes yesterday afternoon about one t'clock forgot and left his keys in the as door. He was gone probably half an hoar and it was upon his return that the money was missed. It was in a jack and about half of the amount ts» in checks. The robbery of the Greenwood Thea tre occurred Saturday aftemqon be thirty and seven o'clock, -be tween the afternoon performance and twean six III ATTACKS ARE REPULSED Efforts of the Germans to Retake Ground from British Prove Fu tile Today. (Associated Press) After yesterday's tremendous can nonading in Flanders the British last night repulsed two German attempts to ihake the British hold on newly »on ground. The first in Hollebeke region and the other at West Holke »here the Germans tried to push the infantry in under cover of barrage fire, On the French front German attacks near Boville at Avecourt Wood and Alsace were fruitless Paris announc ed. The strong hand of Kerensky is •gain at the helm in Russia where the personnel of the cabinet has been agreed upon under his premiership. CABINET CHANGES. (Associated Press) Berlin, August 6—It was officially announced today that five minisiers af state including Foreign Secretary Zimmerman, Finance Minister Lenbe, Interior Minister Von Loeb, have eigned their port folios. The German ambassador to Turkey, Von Kuehlman, succeeds Zimmerman, re BAD EXPLOSION. (Associated Press) _ London, August 6— Reports from ™ Germal ' frontier received in Am sterdam state that the explosion at Henningsstorff was one of the worst disasters 0 f jt s k j n( j 8 j nce begin nil »g of the war. The munition fac tory was destroyed. There were three hundred persons killed or injured. SOCIALIST PEACE MEET. (Associated Press) Stockholm, August 6—Th date of he International Socialist Conference he held definitely has been fixed ,or September the seventh. U 'BOAT REPORTED NEAR. (Associated Press) New York, August 6-Th report "** » U-boat was sighted near the •"»"»•Atlantic lanes off this port ** .v he authoritie8 to close the net w this morning to be reopened at 0 clock. » CABINET is completed. (Associated Press) *August 0 —m Ksrsn* •ty ' 1 wbinet I« practically complet#, Mr. Schilling the first night show. sffid his office force left for supper and left the negro helper mopping out the lobby. The office was locked. ! Entrance was gained through a small window on the east side opening upon the outsider stairway used by the 1 negroes. The window was pried up and after gaining entrance .the cash drawer wah pried entirely off of the window ledge under v'hich it was fas tened and twenty one dollars and some cents'in nick'es and dimes was'taken Manager Schilling Joday found that he was not as heavy a loser as he at first thought. In the excitement of;the moment he forgot that he rad put away thé matinee receipts of Sat urday afternoon and discovered the money this morning. His-loss is thus cut down to ten dollars, change he had left in the cash drawer. Petty thefts have been numerous in Greenwood during the past two or three months and while not amounting to mych have been a source of much annoyment both to the store keepers and to the police department. The latter has exerted every effort ' to break up the depredations. Extra night watchmen were put on the force and other precautions taken but ap parently to no avail. The robbery yes terday was the second time that the Kandy Kitchen has been entered in that time, Until the Greenwood Theatre was entered Saturday night the „ thieves have been rather unsuccessful so far as to getting money but <n some places secured shoes and clothing, • Box Car Robbed, It is learped that Saturday nighc thieves broke into a car of merchan dise in the Illinois Central, yards here and secured a rich haul of merchan dise. The car was from Memphis and was in transit. The total amount of the robbery is not known. ■iisiaBifijtatatatatatatatataMtatatata k THOUSANDS WILL CONSERVE FOOD Eight Hundred Thousand Workers Have Been Assembled in Various Garden Clubs. (Associated Press) Washington, August 6—Eight hun dred thousand workers have been as sembled in food and garden clubs as of the steps of th'e nation wide one home economic campaign the Depart ment of Agriculture announced today, In addition two hundred thousand more production and conservation works clubs engaged principally in home gar dening or canning campaigns, _o have enlisted for emergency food PRESIDENT BACK HOME. Spent Week End on Trip to Hampton Roads Aboard Mayfiower. (Associated Press) Washington, August 6—President Wilson returned to Washington to day from a week end trip to Hamp Roads aboard the naval yacht Mayflower. ton The constitutional democrats have agreed to particate and the list of members who are. to form the new ministry has been agreed on. ORDER MACOVISKY SHOT. (Associated Press) London, August 6—General Macov sky, commander of the guard corps which headed the Russian retreat on the southwest ifront has been ordered shot according to a Petrograd dis patch. t THREE SUBS A MONTH. (Associated Press) Berlin, August 6—It is officially de clared, contrary to rumors of over whelming losses of submarines, that is little more CHINA DECLARES WAR. ?A..oïïd Pres.) Peking (Delayed)—Acting Près! dent Fen* Tawo Chang today approv edfhe unanimous decision reached at . special meeting of the Chinese cab i„et to declare war on Germany and Auitria-Hungary. The decl.rat.on of be issued next the monthly average than three lost for the period from the first of February to August. The monthly increase in submarines 6on structed is many times larger. at __ v ^ Taka Tha Daily 'kmimyiwaa'.tb. is /expected to war week. tmtf'nnt.r -a. .ri [ SKYLINE OF 1917 I mss ipL, citi ts h/wé/ 1 r, ANYTHlNtfON U5 f?* , , 4L 9 ; A V ■ k mi 10 « A a n m i m, t m fgp mm y.\ P i y SB 1 i "llfel a mm Ft a mm?,! THE DAILY COMMONWEALTH'S FUND FOR BATTERY C BOYS ta ta ta ta ta ta Contributions to Meet the Needs of Camp Sam Keesler Made Splendid Headway—Visitors Yesterday Impressed With Needs. / • at Mi ta There "were numerous visitors, to Camp Sam Keesler all day yesterday J. to see the numbers of Battery C, who V. assumed their duties at 8 o'clock a. . in the service of Uncle Sam's army. ^ T. Some of these visitors were so focc : blv impressed by their observations of the many needs of our soldier boys that they came to The Daily Com- 1 monwealth office today and made sub stantial cash subscriptions to the fund which the editor of this paper is rais ing with which to supply the wants of ; that splendid band of young patriots who have so cheerfully volunteered their services in behalf of the cause for which we are now at war with I. m Germany. Camp Sam Keesler has over two 1 hundred young men within her con fines, and they have not as yet been supplied with any thing by the U. S. I Government, except 41 cents per cap- ' ita rations each day. This delay in ! getting uniforms, cots, blankets, tents, ; cooking utensils, etc., etc., here in time to meet the present urgent needs of j the boys, who were ordered into camp \ yesterday morning, is probably not| the fault of the Government, but per-, haps is due to the inability of the fac- j tories fo complete their orders for'Y. these supplies in time to reach all of the camps throughout the country by I August 5th. I Regardless of the whys and the, wherefores, it is our duty as patriotic citizens to come to the rescue with money and different useful arti our cles for the comfort of these boys until the Government supplies arrive here—and we are going to dp it free ly and cheerfully. No committe will call to ''talk you into" contributing to this fund. It is purely a voluntary proposition on your part. The editor of The Daily Com monwealth was requested to let the public know the real situation as it actually exist* with our soldier boys, and to receive such voluntary contri butions as anyone might see fit to make to the cause and receipt for same. Those who may have canned fruits cloths suitable for dish-rags are requested to send them to the Camp, is these articles are very much need or ed. A right snug sum of money has been received already, but the fund Should by all means be swelled to $1000,00. Even if that amount is not neded while the boys are in camp here, the fund can be carried with them to their training camp to be expended for lit tie thing« they may need which are not furnished by the Government Below is a liât of the generous sub scrlption. to this fund to date. The Daily Commonwealth.. . HetidersonABaird Hdwe. Co... Preenwood Groeery Co.. Leftore Grocer C^ . Wade Hardwarp Co... lC. E. Wright Ice A Coal Co. Gwin & Mounger ... $20.00 26.00 I 26.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 26.00 26.00 I Humphray A Cw, ' > *i ta ta ... 10.00 .... 5.00 .... 5.00 ....*5.00 .... 5.00 E. K. Myrfck . J. Kantor . V. IT. Thomas. T. H. Baird. Mrs. J. H. Sutton T. H. Craig & Co. Alexander Eccjes & Co. Stanley Henshaw . C. W. Telfair . M. E. Wainwright. The Style Shop . A. O. Peterson . Stern Brothers . G. L. Ray . T. J. Phillips . Rev. Wm. C. Tyree. Barnwell Bros. I. M. Klein . J. H. Pettey . 6.00 5.00 I ' . 5.00 I 5.00; 5.00 I ' 5.00 2.00 6.00 £.00 5.00 1.00 3.00 2.50 5.00 1 Miss Leona, Wheeler, 3 dozen spoons and lot of bath rags. Mrs. W. A. Mothershead, large hotel I cooking range. ' Auto Renewing Co. labor for repair | ! work on tents. | ; Woman's Club, loaned use of dishes. I J. Z. George Chapter U. D. C. use of j quantity of knives and forks, \ The Crumont, use of dishes, knives, forks, spoony, etc. Hopakah Hunting Club, use of entire j camping outfit. ! M. C. A., use of Scout tents. j City Water and. Light Commission— ■ I free use and installation of elec -1 I trie lights and water. Leflore County Red Cross Chapter will f «™ sh tw0 h C0 . u " e8 of fresh veß ' _f a £. es each y / , ■ . nninn , v - W. t Thomas, one bushel of onions each week. Delta Lumber Co., use of a quantity of lumber for camp purposes. " King's Daughters, free use of Hospi tal for all members of Battery who may get sick while in camp here. EVERY BUSINESS MAN IN COUN TY SHOULD DONATE. Greenwood, Miss., Aug. 5, 19917. Editor Daily Commonwealth, Green wood, Miss. Dear Sir: Enclosed you will please find $5.00 to be added to Battery C Fund! This is a good cause and en titled to the support of every busi-' ness man in our county. Thanking you for the privilege, we beg to re main, a Cordially yours, THE STYLE SHOP, By W. S. KENNEY. PROTECT THE HARVEST. Men Needed In H.rveat Will Not Be Taken in the Army Now. ( Associated Press)| • Washington, August 6—To protect; the harvest from a shortage of | hands due to the mobilization of the army regulations are being sent the exempting boards providing where men are needed in the fteld that theyi be .permitted to remain at work until the need for them pan«« and then to , joitf the colors. I I iCOTTON GRAIN AND PROVISIONS New York Closed a Hundred and Six Up and New Orleans a Hundred. and Seven. * TheNbw York cotton market ad vanced sharply today and closed a hundred anil six poi its higher. New Orleans was elsa very active and c'osed a hundred and seven points up. Spots at New York v/ere a hundred and thirty up and were sixty up at New Orleans. ,Sales 982 bales. ' NEW YORK- M YRKET Prev Open High Low Close C'losi 26 C6 15 04 25 69 24 61 15 67 24 60 ' Oct. 27.10 26 10 Oec 21.75 25 72 25 10 24 73 24 70 Jan 24 73 25 70 Closed 106 up. New York Spots 27.80—130 up. NEW ORLEANS MARKET. Prev Open High Low Close Clngi 23.80 24 93 23 83 23 98 24 9Ü 23 8:. 24 14 25 0J 23.89 Oct 23 80 24 98 Dec 23.08 24 93 Jan 24 15 25 04 Closed 107 Up. New Organs Spots 2Ew63-63 up. Sales 982. CORN-Dec. 1- b> 5-8 1.17 3 4 OATS Dec. 58 5 8 60 3-8 new yoRK C0XT0N 0 i fl MARKET dose. 1'rev. Close . R 47 1495 " p . j B CHICAGO GRAIN MARKET. Close Prev.Close 2.27 1-2 WHEAT-Sept .2 25 CHICAGO PROVISIONS. Close PORK Sept . 42.10 LARD-Sept . ?2 57 RIBS—Sept .22 65 Prey.Ch'St 40.50 21 95 22.50 14 82 BIG PURCHASE LIBERTY BONDS Mississippi Light House Tender Made Highest Donation of Any Gov ernment Employe. (Associated Press) Washington, August 6—The largest subscription to the Liberty Loan by a government employe was made by F. M. Norfleet who receives ten dollars month for tending lighthouse on the Mississippi. He owns a large plan tation on which the lighthouse is lo cated. a WHO HE IS. (Associated Press) Memphis, Tenn., August 6-F. M. Norfleet of Memphis who owns Flow er Lake Plantation on the Mississippi River opposite Helena ,Ark., and a | member of one of the largest cotton firips here and well known throughout the South subscribed a hundred thous and dollars for bonds. „„j ow. Con FOR SALE-P.ent and Share Con tract Blanks; apply Daily Common wealth offic *' 1BATTERY C TAKES ITS FIRST STEP ! TOWARD BATTLE FRONT IN FRANCE Greenwood's Military Unit Encamped at Gamp Sam Keesler on High School Grounds—Non Coms Are Announced. hhMHihM 0F » Battery C., of the First Mississippi Regiment of Field Artillery, United .States Army, went into camp here yesterday morning at eight o'clock at Camp Sam Keesler at the High School grounds, thus carrying out without a nitch the first step toward France. Beyond drilling some yesterday the men of the Battery were free to do as they pleased on the grounds. The real hard work of the camp began today. Most of the men of the Battery were given town permits last night; and while all of them were not in uniform the.e were enough in uniforms about the tciy to give Greenwood an air ol being more or less a military post. At ten o'clock yesterday morning two hundred of the two hundred and twen ty odd men enrolled had reported The remainder reported later during the day. > Judging from appearances the boyt enjoyed their first day in camp ana anticipate with pleasure the conclu sion of the brief period here and theii start for actual camp life at Jackson. Because of the lack of cots, which have not been received from Jackson, the town boys are being allowed to return to their homes for the night Dut must report at five thirty or six the next morning at camp. The out of town men are being taken care oi at the school house. Yesterday's work in the hot sun proved a little too much for several of th« boys who 'were forced to drop out, but the majority stood the first day fine. Mail for boys m camp will he receiv ed at the canteen. Three general orders have been is sued as follows: . 1. This Camp will, be known Camp Sam Keesler. 2. The following men will act as non-commissioned officers .until furth er notice and will be obeyed accord ingly: First Serg., Joseph A, Gill. Supply Serg., Ben K. Pearce. Mess Ser., W. C. Connell. Stable Serg., C. L. Eades. Sergeants— J. R. Creighton, Chas. Franklin, Robt V. Barber, G. M. Mc intyre, Hannis Stoddard, Hanks Flan agan, Martin Andersen, Jr., Eli Ab oott, Jr., J. Lyon Gardiner. ( Corporals— J. B. Roverhors't, Jr., Steve Barnwell, Jr., Mathew M. Beck, J. V. Corbin, W. B. Dobbs, Willard I Harding, Chas. A. Ludlow, Estes R. ! Mathews, J. W. Smith, Robt. G. Topp, Ernest M. Herr, Joe M. Turner, Wal- 1 lace C. Burns, Harry B. Graves, Whit-1 E. Smith, R. H. Wilson, William 1 er B .Hoover, Bernard Jones, Hampton \ Coleman, Lewis Childs, Tel. Corp. j of Any man who does not conform to the regulations and conduct himself with the dignity due his office will be 1 I as ney .educed at once. The following men are detailed to the duties set opposite their names: Battery Clerk, Jo J. Green. ! Battery Clerk, E. B. Todd. | Chief Mechanic, Tally M. Dendy. Saddler, Frank J. Harper. Horseshoer, J. B. Dendy. Horshoer ,1. W. Mahery. Horshoer, C. O. Chatoney. as j ta ta NEARLY ALL EXAMINED HERE ' ARE CLAIMING EXEMPTIONS n n ta n n ta Prospects Are That More Than Fifty Per Cent, Of the Claims, Will Hold Good—Action at the Court House. tatatatatata Scenes of action are in order today at the Court House and will continue tomorrow and Wednesday. The Coun ty Exemption Board began examining the men of the first call under the draft act this morning upstairs and the County Board of Supervisors are in meeting in their room downstain. The examinations will continue through Wednesday and it is probable that the Supervisors will continue in, session that long also. The Board of Exemptions are find ing that examination work is quite a job and it continues without a let lip | from the time the first man appears in I the morning until the last man on the | day's list has been examined. j So fa» virtually every man exam ined has claimed exemption or grounds for discharge. How many of these claims will be sustained is not known. The Board will act upon them later. Without a doubt there will be • good many who have claimed Mechanic, E. E. Tilman. Mechanic, Earl E. Turner, Mechanic, J. R. C. Chatham. Bugler, 0. O. Dacus. Bugler, D. C. Glazier. Bugler, John Ferguson. Cook, G. D. Mathews. Cook, C. A. Grant. Cook, Charles Hamilton. tery C are as follows: Captain, Harry Hulen. First Lieut., A. R. Reeves, First Lieut., J. L. Minor. Second Lieut., J. T. Loyd. Second Lieut., H. D. Williams. General S. R. Keesler, after whom the camp is named was Major Gen eral of the state under the admin istration of Governors Vardaman and Noel. He was appointed by the form er and resigned in the last year of the latter's administration. He is one of the best known men in Mississippi and is recognized as an authority on things military, He was the first Captain of the Greenwood company after the span Camp Sam Keesler. Greenwood, Miss. ,Aug. 5, 1917. Order No. 3. All Enlisted Men Will Adhere Strictly to the Following Instructions: Discipline will be as strictly main tained in this Battery as in the regu lar army. Salute according to regulations all ifficers and colors or standards not cased. Do not speak to the Captain without first obtaining permission of the 1st Sergt. , Be extremely careful about throw ing paper or even matches about on the cleared spaces of the Drill Gomuds. i No smoking will be allowed in quar ters for the present. Anyone spitting or throwing trash on the floor will be reported by the non-com. officers, and die' latter are charged with respon sibility of the cleanliness of quarters. The natural tendency of a man in :anip is toward slovenliness and all .nen are ordered to bath at least once daily and to shave daily where beards are heavy or of quick growth. Teeth nust be well brushed ;nails clean and lair neatly trimmed. Clothing must be clean and neat at ill times, and more especially when eaving camp. Torn places must be piickly mended and no, buttons sl owed to fall off. Shoes must be neatly brushed at all All men are ordered not to ■firnes. .oil up their sleeves. Any lack of disrespect toward a on-commissionèd officer or refusal to obey legitimate commands will be luickly punished. The commissioned officers of Bat ish-American war, the famous Com pany G, of the First Mississippi Regi ment and his efforts exerted for the welfare of the state guard while in that position lead to his appointment as Major General. Battery C could have found no bet ter man after whom to name their camp. exemptions to be judged subject for military duty. Several were called this morning who did not answer to the roll, lowed to plead exemptions but by their neglegence in not being present —_ _ WAD 1 AY Dill IV These men will not be al (Continued on Page Four) Tax Bill, revised to meet the latest estimates, was favorably reported to day to the Senate by Finance Com mitte. It is proposed to, raise w 006,790,000. Measure to Raise Over Two Billion Dollere FaVorable Reported to •Senate Today. (Associated Press) Washington, August 6-r-The War