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VOL. XXIV. LEAKESVILLE. MISS.. FRIDAY NOVEMBER 17, 1922 NO. IS ^- - ■ ■ - - -. ■-■ ■ NEWS AND VIEWS From The [ STATE CAPITAL IBy F. R. BirdsaU It may be stated with confidence tat the supreme court on Monday ext will hand down its opinion In le case of State Revenue Agent tokes V. Robertson against the fire lsurance companies of Mississippi, hese are the cases on appeal from ie decree of Chancellor V. J. Strick r in which said fire Insurance com aniee were penalized over $8,000, 10.00. It is understood that an effort was made to get the decisions ready for Monday, but on Saturday afternoon, he clerk of the court, W. J. Buck, ras authorized to announce that no lecislon was to be handed down last donday. Official circles in Jackson do not eem to attach any importance to talk of an exi.-a session of the legis lature and visitors from all parts of: the state say that the people look i, v,Wlth apprehension upon the calling of JMn extra session of the legislature ^■kot only from the angle of expense, ^^^pierhaps running into a hundred ^^Khousand dollars or more, with no ■compensating results from a sitting1 Hof that body. It has been pointed out that very: Blew extra sessions have been held: ■since the carpetbaggers were routed ; Bln 1875. The records show that there j HMias no extra session called from the IB f of Governor Ames In 1876 until ■ me entrance of Governor McLauriae , I la 1896. I I Churchmen, educators, members of benevolent organizations, and others Interested In the change in the| mortmain section, to the constitution j under the Initiative and refensr.au m i amendm(«it to the constitution de-! dared null and void by the supreme! court, are reported as expressing! mueh pleasure at the action of the j court. They state that there was no; doubt but what the initiative amend-1 ment for a change of these sections j allowing persons to will money and; land and other property to churcheB j schools and benevolent institution' would have been ratified at the Nov- i ember election, but they also confess ■ that the unconstitutional^ of the | referendum amendment perse was Inevitable sooner or later and that i lands, money and other valuable things willed to churches, schools andj benevolent institutions would have been lost to such Institutions they! say the wills In such donotions would, have been successfully contested, sooner or hrter,—as a result of the holding of the Initiative and referen dum amendment to the constitution null and void and that untold confu sion would have reaulted, coupled with hundredes of thousands and per haps millions of dollars loss to col leges, schools, churches and benevo lent orders. The supreme court has advanced the case wherein Circuit Judge Wiley H. Potter decided that Governor Russell had a right to remove State Insurance Commissioner Thomas M. Henry for alleged embezzlement. The argument in this case which Is on ap peal from the circuit court by Henry, will be beard December 13 and as It Is a preference case, as are all cases In which the state is Interested, a decision In the matter by the supreme court may be expected at an early date after argument is heard. In the meantime. Commissioner Henry holds his office. Should the supreme court confirm the decision of Circuit Judge Potter, It la under stood that automatcially he goea out of office and Hxcel Coody appointed by the governor who brought quo warranto proceedings against Com missioner Henry will take charge. These cases were brought by State Revenue Agent Robertson nearly two years ago. The decision of the su preme court Is eagerly awaited, since It Is stated by those who have figured the matter out that if the supreme court sfflrms Chancellor Strieker's de cree penalizing the fire Insurance companies as - trust and combine and the revenue agent Is able to col lect the full amount It will more than pay off the bonded indebtedness of Mississippi and greatly reduce the burden of the taxpayers, and length en the public school terms, with bet ter pay for teachers. It will be re called that Chancellor Strieker In finding the Insurance companies guilty of the violation of the anti trust and eotnblne laws of Mississippi gave (hem the mlplmum penalty. BOY* CHARGED WITH BURNING TWO HOME8 Arrested Near Ponotoc after being trallad by bloodhounds. •ontotoc.—'Prank Blaylock’s resi dence, five miles east of Pontotoc, was burned while the family was away. There was but little lnsuanrce and the blow fell heavly on him as he had-recently bought the home. He was v y «ure that the burning was Incedlt-ry but no clew could be found. The following night Andrew Weath erly, a .'lose neighbor lost his new barn with all of his corn and food for his next year's supply. He was so sure that it was incen diary that he instructed Sheriff Blay loc.t to secure blood hounds at any cost and t r to trace the parties who set the house afire. The neighbors bellsved that both burnings were in cendiary and were anxious to know for sure as others feared that other homes would be burned. The dogs were taken to the scene of the burning and soon took up the trail. They followed where a place was found where chickens evidently stolen from the barn before It was fired were picked, cleaned an washed. Prom there the trail lead direct to the house of one of the neighbors. When the dogs reached this home, they went direct to the portico In front of th$ house where some boys were standing and reared up and placed their front feet on the boys shoulders and afterwards lay down, implying that their work was done. The two boys, Watts Brothers, were arrested by the sheriff and brought to Pontotoc where they were placed under a thousand dollars each. Them In miw-.h AYpItament In the neighborhood. The houses burned be longed to two very prominent iarm ers, men who have been very popular and public spirited. The burnings occurred near Bank head consolidated high school, about five miles east of this place. QET8 $20,000 IN LOSS OF WIFE AND INFANT Bereaved Husband Receives Verdict at Gulfport. Gulfport.—The jury In the case of Peter Skrmetta vs. the Guirpott & Mississippi Coast Traction Company, in which the plaintiff sued for $50,000 damages for the death of his wife and Infant, returned a verdict award ing Skrmetta $20,000. The suit was the outcome of a tragic accident which occured in Bi loxi recently, when Skrmetta’s wife, carrying her baby, was caught in a live wire and electrocuted. Sells 1SS Bales of Cotton. Cold water.—What is thought to be the biggest cotton deal in the history of Coldwater, took place when E. P. Coleman, Jr., at Sardis, bought 165 bales belonging to the J. A. Moore estate, and 20 bales from near rela tives of Mr. Moore, making a total of 165 bales in one deal, the price Demg 25c a pound for the whole lot. More than $20,000 was involved in the deaL Women’s Clubs To Meet. Kosciusko.—The Fourth District Federation of Women’s Clubs will meet in Kosciusko on November 20 and 21. The district comprises ten north central counties of the state and the delegates to the convention will include leading women from all of the towns and counties from Pick ens to the northern boundary of the ■tat.a. Try Golden Rule 8alea. Koslcusko.—The merchants of Kos ciusko some time ago employed G. R. Lowe, of Neoho, Mo., to come to Kos ciusko and explain to them the work ings of the so-called golden rule sales. They were so well lmpressel with the Idea that they have decided to give the plan a thorough trial. The first sale will be held Tuesday, Nor. 7. The merchants of the town co-op erate with one another In giving their customers bargains, each store offer ing two bargains. The bargains offer ed by the stores are different, so the customer will hare a large list of merchandise offered to him at bar gain prices. Mothers Are Entertained. Marigold.—The Girls' Hlgh-Y dub entertained their mothers at a moth ers’ and daughters’ banquet held to acquaint the mothers with the fine work of the organization. Meridian, Miss.—Lauderdale coun ty’s midwinter poultry show, which will be staged at the courthouse, Gee. 8 and 8, Is expected to outclass the poultry show held at the Mississlppl Alabama fair, according to Miss Kath erine Staley, home demonatratfnr agent SOVIETS LOOK TO 6ERMANYF0R LIFE DECLARE THE CENTRAL POWERS GOOD GROUNDS FOR GAINS. “PROGRESS IN AMERICA” Results of Bolshevik Propaganda Sub ject of Boasting in Communist Convention at Moscow—Eng land "Disappointing." Moscow.—For three days the Rus sian Soviet showed tae communist del egates representing communism thro out the world how strong Jt was. After overwhelming them with pa rades of hundreds of thousands of troops—Infantry, cavalry, tanks, artil lery newly motorized with Ohio tract ors, marines, sailors and armed and unarmed marines, sailors and armed and unarmed workingmen’s organiza tions, altogether about 1,000,000—the leaders at the first plenary session of the third Internationale at the Krem lin painted a picture of communism ev erywhere. It was the annual review of Bol shevism throughout the world. After the delegates from a score of coun tries had spoken M. Zlnovieff, secre tary of the third internatlonale, said: "I predict, owing to certain circum stances, that big uprisings will come In Germany within a few months. Winter will see Germany undergo a development In which communism will deeDlv effect the nation.’ In America, according to the speak er, reports from American delegates showed dissension in the ranks of the radical*, with factional battles which gave oommunlsm a "hurt! row to boe, but nevertheless, despite the hard ships, communism has mode good progress." England was disappointing. For rea sons which he did not explain M. Zin eovieff asserted that communism waa judged to be stagnant there. “The development there is very, very slow, in fact it is the slowest of any country in the world,” he said. Only once during M. Zinevieff’s re port was there applause. Deploring the Italian situation, lie suddenly pro duced several sheets which he declar ed were the “first illegal newspapers secretly gotten out since the fascist coup. ’ Thereupon the audience cheered. Significant also were the reports on the British colonies and dominions. It was alleged that communism had found great success in India during the last year, that it was making head way In South Africa and Australia and that a new party had been formed in Egypt. The report on Japan stated: “The revolutionary workmen are united and strong and the movement is growing.” On the other hand, the situation in Hungary was “very sad” while in France, Norway and Jugo Slavia there was weakness on account of dissension in the communist ranks. Communism’s hopes, therefore, said M. Zinovieff, are in Germany. BRUTE FATALLY SHOT. Chicago Policeman Disposes of Dan gerous Moron. Chicago.—Andrew Simon, aged 41. a carpenter, was probably fatally shot in a battle with a policeman who went to the assistance of a woman Simon was attacking. She was carrying a young baby, but the moron tore it from her arms and threw It to the pave ment while he dragged her into a va cant lot Policeman Overhue, respond ing to uer sci earns, attempted to arrest Simon, but the latter attacked him savagely with a dagger made from an lid Lie. After the policeman's revolv er had been knocked from his hand he recovered It and shot Simon through the abdomen. Children Attask Will. Chicago.—A petition to annul th« marriage of their father to Mary Ella Antwerp of Paducah, Ky.. has been tiled by tbs children of Henry W. Churchill, who died lav. 'July at the age of 7S, is; an etfort to break the will which bequeathed $50,000 to the bride. Army Flier Killed. Hartford, Conn—Lieut. John Blaney, army filer from Mitchell F.eW. Long •fland. nas instantly killed at llrain ard Municipal Field here, while tak ing part in aa airplane relay In the Hartford aviation meet. His plane struck a tree. NOV. 20, LAUSANNE CONFERENCE DATE BRITISH WANT MORE TIME, BUT FRENCH STAND FIRM. MUSSOLINI IS NOT READY Uncertainty Cloud* Parley a* Eng. land and France Jockey for Posi tion of Advantage—Curzon and Poincare Talk. Lausanne.—Ismet Pasha and the entire Turkish delegation to the peace conference numbering 18, have ar rived here. They came aboard the Orient express and drove to a hotel which was bedecked with flags. A large crowd gathered at the station to watch the arrival. The American minister, Joseph 0. Grew, was in Lausanne and engaged room for Rear Admiral Mark Bristol and tne American embassador to Italy, Richard Washburn Child, Mrs. Child and himself, but he did not know when the American unofficial observers would reach here because of the uncertainty of the conference plans. Paris.—The French foreign office has announced that the date of the Greco-Turkish peace conference at Lausanne had been tentatively set for "not later than November 20.” Originally the date set was Novem ber 13, but the British government desired a postponement. It was said that the British were arguing for a still later date, but the French gov ernment considers a week's postpone ment ample. The same uncertalntly also clouds the proposed preliminary meeting be tween the representatives of Great Britain, France and Ital'. The Brit ish desire a sort of Inter-allied con ference to piecede the Lausanne gath ering, while M. Poincare, the French premier, thinks simple “conversa tions” will be adequate. He has sug gested that he can see Lord Curzon, the British foreign secretary, while Lord Curzon Is passing through Paris on bis way to Lausanne. Italy’s position Is rather vague. Rome dispatches have said that Pre mier Mussolini was not ready for the conference. They did not indicate, however, when he would be prepared to be represented at Lausanne, or what would be his attitude to con versations between the principal al lies. Most of the French delegation, headed by M. Bompard, Intended to leave for Lausanne at once, but their trip was cancelled when M. Poincare decided that he would await the ar rival here of Lord Curzon. Meantime the French have not completed the organization of their corps of experts and it is likely that General Weygand and Admiral Lacaze will be respec tively the delegation's military ar-.d naval advisers. The Turkish delegation, headed by Ismet Pasha, which left Constantino ple only recently, may not remain at Lausanne, where it has just arrived, but continue on to Paris. The French government has asked the Angora representative here, Ferid Bey, to notify Ismet of the postponement and to invite the delegation to come to the capitol. Premier Poincare will be busy with a sneech In the chamhpr nf Henntiea so that It Is expected whatever in ter-allied conference of conversation is finally agreed on it will take place at once. M. Poincare, it is said, Is even willing to go to Lausanne for a talk with Lord Curzon and Dr. Mus solini, particularly if this would serve the convenience of Mussolini. Every thing, in consequence, is as much in the air as the plans for the Lausanne conference have been. Find Picture Valuable. Ogdensburg, N. Y.—Officers of the Ogdensburg council, Knights of Co lumbus, were forced to remove the painting of the picture of “Port of Mes sina” from the lodge room walls and put it into a safe place. Theft of the picture was feared, and the steady ad vance of curiosity seekers was to be avoided. four Die In Explosion. Coming, N. Y.—Four men were kill ed and three injured as the result of the explosion of a locomotive boiler at Moreland, 18 miles from here. Her Hat Causes Murder. Berlin.—Beaten by her husband be cause she bought a new hat, Frau B ir tna Lengholz waited until he slept an I then stabb 'd him to death. TO UWCH NEW BONBSJMSORE PLANS TO RENEW FIGHT AT EX TRA SESSION. TRY TO GET AROUND VETO Believing Next Congress Certain to Pass Bill, Republicans May “Get the Jump” by Arranging Bo nus This Winter. Washington.—Officials of the Amer ican Legion Insist opposition to the sol dier bonus caused the defeat of many senators and representatives who sought re-election. Those mentioned as examples are Senators Calder, Free llnghuysen, DuPont and France. Although the vote in the present senate stood, 44 to 28 on the questlou of overriding President Harding’s bo nus veto, Immediate steps will be taken to obtain a reversal of that ver dict at *he approaching short session this winter. It has now become known that Chairman Fordney of the house ways and means committee will introduce a soldiers’ compensation •bill when the extraordinary session convenes, Nov. 20, and request a con ference with the senate finance com mittee. This Joint meeting will dis cuss new methods of taxation to raise funds for paying the bonus, thus obvi ating the objections which were raised by President Harding. Fordney and those eo-ODeratine with him 'believe that if a new bonus bill meets these objections the president will have to approve it. In this way bonus legislation could be accomplish ed this winter and without overriding • veto. A sales tax was the only source oi revenue that was not objected to by the president. It is assumed that Fordney and his associates will bring forward some new plan with the ex pectation that it may solve the prob lem. A careful analysis of the senate as it will stand after March 4, next, indl dicates more than 64 members who will vote to enact compensation legis lation regardless of the president's disapproval. If failure should follow the efforts of Fordney and his associ ates during the coming extraordinary and regular short sessions it seems as sured that the bill will succeed when the work of the Sixty-eighth Congress 1* taken up. CRIPPLED 8HIP MISSINa. Coast Guard Cutter Reports Can’t Locate 8ender of Wireless Call. Norfolk, Va.—The coast guard cut ter Manning reported by radio that it had been unable to find a trace of a steamship reported afire 76 miles off Cape Hatteras. The Manning was or dered to the ship’s assistance after a distress call purporting to cftme from the Munsooma had been picked up at T.angley Field. The marine register listed no such vessel and the Munsooma, which at first was thought to be the shii in distress, was later reported at bal timore. BIGGEST TIMBER SALE 80,000,000 Feet Are Purchased on the Northwest Coast. Roseburg, Ore.—The biggest timber ■ale In the history of the land office here has been received. Eighty mil lion feet of timber tributary to Coos bay and Coqullle were sold to Ben B. Chandler of Marshfield, Ore., and the Coosbay Lumber company. Should Spank Parents. Chicago.—Parents of boys and girls who participate in "puppy love” esca pades should be publicly spanked, along with their erring offspring, ac cording to Qudge Lawrence Jacobs of the Chicago boy's coutr. WIN Meet At Chicago. Chicago.—The question of union and coordination of the nation’s transpor tation facilities—railways, waterways and highways—wili be an important part of the programme of the fifteenth annual oonvention of the Southern Commercial Congress to be held here November 20 to 22. Boyd Elected Senator. Wilmington, Del.—The official can vasses of the vote jiast in Delaware ■hows that Thomas F. Bayard was elected over Senator T. Coleman Du pont. republican, for both the ahort and long terms In the senate. FEAR HUNDREDS DEAJIJJUKKE TIDAL WAVE FOLLOWS DEVA& TATING EARTH TREMORS. MANY TOWNS LAID WASTE Combined Force of Surging Seat and Earthquake Bring Disaster Of Great Magnitude, Which Rocka Entira Nation. Santiago, Chile.—Exact loss of life in the earthquake district throughout northern Chile will never be known. It is officially estimated that several hundred persons were killed by the quake or drowned in the tidal wave that followed. Property damage will be several million dollars. Coquimbo.—One hundred persons ware drowned here when a tidal wave coming after the earthquake swept in with a great roar. The inhabitants were panic-stricken and ran to the hills. The advance of the sea was ao companied by electrical discharges. Santiago, Chile.—An earthquake of great magnitude and far spread effect rocked Chile from end to end. It was accompanied by a tidal wave, and the combined force of the earth tremors and the sweep of the water did vast damage the extent of which it is im possible to estimate because telegraph ic lines were carried down at various places. The provinces of Antofogasta, Atacama and Coquimbo suffered most. the central points of the quake lying In the latter two provinces and, so far as advices show, Copiapo, in Atacama, has the largest casualty list with about 100 killed and many seriously lrtjured. It was for a time feared that the city of Antofofc&sta had suffered a great disaster, but most of the damage done at that point was due to a tidal wave. No report of loss of life has yet come from Antofogasta. Chanaral, In Atacama, has virtually been abandoned, as many buildings were wrecked by the immense seas sweeping in when the earth shocks had ceased. The greater part of this town was destroyed. Throughout the pjrovlnceof Coquim bo hundreds of houses were leveled, while the residents fled to the hills. At the port of Coquimbo a tidal wav* beat over the entire sea front, flooding a large section and many buildings. From the southern part of Chile come reports of severe shocks, but lit tle damage. COAL LACK RELIEVED. 4,000 Cars Ordered Supplied L. A M. to Aid South. Atlanta, Ga.—Immediate relief of coal shortage conditions in southeast, era states was forecast by the At lanta Chamber of Commerce officials following the receipt of a telegram from the national fuel administra tor stating that 11 different railways in the east have been ordered to sup ply the Louisville & Nashville Rail road with 4,000 cars to handle coal shipments to this section within the next ten days. tor followed a meeting of the Cham ber of Commerce and city officials here Friday at which the coal short age was attributed to the lack of railroad facilities in transporting coal from the mines in Tennessee, Virginia and Kentucky. WILL CONTEST ELECTION. Clark Files Notice In First Congres sional District of Georgia. Atlanta, Oa.—Notice of contest of the general election in the first Geor gia congressional district by Don Clark. Republican candidate for the Houss of Representatives against R. Lee Moore, democratic nominee, has been filed with the state executive department. Clark asks a recount of votes in Chatham County, alleging irregulari t'es on the part of election managers. Clark received only a few votes, ac cording to returns from the district. Peaches Legal Tender. Riverside, Cal.—Citizens of Hemet, a small city of Riverside county, are letting peaches pay their taxes. The city owns a 40-acre peach or chard. Profits from it were 16,000 this year, which was not a particularly died at his home here. He had been year is expected to net the city |U, 000, It is said. IMPROVED UNBORM INTERNATIONAL Sunday Scho ol T LessonT (By REV. P. B. FITZWATER. D. D-, Teacher of English Bible in the Mood? Bible Institute of Chicago.) Copyright, 1922, Western Newspaper Union. LESSON FOR NOVEMBER 19 JESUS THE FRIEND OF 8INNERS LESSON TEXT-Luke 7:S7-«. GOLDEN TEXT-Thl* Is a faithful Bay ing, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came Into the world to sav« sinners.—I Tim. 1:18. REFERENCE MATERIAL—Luke 16:1 82. PRIMARY TOPIC—Jesus Doves Every body. JUNIOR TOPIC—Jesua the Friend ot Sinners. INTERMEDIATE AND SENIOR TOPIC —The Sympathy of Jesus. YOUNG PEOPLE AND ADULT TOPIC —Jesus Helps the Sinful and Sorrowful. I. A Penitent Woman’* Act of Lev* (vv. 87, 48). 1. Place of (v. 37). It waa In til* home of Simon the Pharisee whll* Jesua was sitting at meat. The feast muat have been pnbllc, else sh« could not have so readily gained ac cess. 2. The Act of (v. 38). She washed Jesus’ feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. Through tom. means she had heard of Jesus’ pardon ing grace, and God had opened her heart to receive Him as her Saviour. Out of a heart of gratitude she kissed His feet and anointed them with pr» clous ointment « * H Who ShA War (x 37V Rap nnmA Is not mentioned. She was of a notoriously bad character. Though known to the public as a had woman, something had happened which trans formed her. She was now a saved sinner, because she believed on Jesus Christ. II. The Pharisee's Displeasure (▼. 36). Simon felt scandalized by such a happening at hla table. He was a re spectable man. For Jesus to tolerate such familiarity on the part of a woman of such evil repute greatly perplexed him. He reasoned that If Jesus were a prophet He would havs known the character of this woman and would have either withdrawn His feet from her or thrust her back with them, or if He knew her charac ter His tolerance of such familiarity proved that He was not a good man. Simon’s righteousness was of that sort which gathers up its skirts and gives the sinner a backward push into his filth. III. Jesus Teaches the Pharisee (w. 40-4' . He taught him by means of a par able of a creditor and two debtor* Observe that Jesus made it very clear that He not only knew the woman, but knew Simon also. 1. The Common Debt (v. 41). Tha woman was a sinner, so was Simon, 'hough he was not the same kind of a aim.:- that she was. There were two debtors, though the one owed ten times as much as the other. This la representative of ail sinners still. Tha Bible declares all to be sinners, yet recognizes degrees of guilt. Full cred it ought to be given to the man who is honest, virtuous, generous and kind. Tet such a life will not seeura entrance into heaven. The SavioFa words are a severe rebuke to the re spectable Pharisees who are sitting in judgment agulnst the sinners of a coarser tvne. 2. The Common Insolvency (v. 42). "And when they had nothing to pay” Jesus freely granted the difference In the degree of the woman's sins and those of the Pharisee, but drove home to him the fact that they were both debtors and had nothing with which to pay (Rom. 3:28). Therefore ail have need of a Saviour. As sinners we may quit our sinning and hate our deeds, but that does not make satis faction for the sins of the past. What we have done la Irrevocable—It has passed from our reach. Every trans gression shall receive a just recom pense of reward (Heb. 2:2). We moat come to our Creditor, Ood Almighty, and acknowledge our Insolvency and accept the klndneaa of Jesus Chrtat who bore our sins In His own body on the tree (I Pet. 2:24). We are an paupers, and Instead of judging each other aa to relative guilt, we should com* to Ood and sue for pardon. 3. The Relation of Forgiveness and Love (vv. 44-48. Simon's reluctant answer to Jesus’ question shows that he got the point of Jesus’ teaching. In order to make His teaching con crete He turned to the woman, call ing Simon’s attention to what she had done In contrast to what he had done. Simon had neglected to extend tn Jesus the common courtesies of a re spectable guest, but this forgiven woman had lavished upon Him her affection and gifts. The measure of one's love Is determined by the mean' ure of the apprehension of sine for given. The one who la forgiven meat will love most. •■'$4*81