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By F. R. BirdaaU
The case on appeal to the supreme
court from the decision of Circuit
Judge Potter holding that Governor
I Russell had a right to remove Thomas
M. Henry, Insurance commissioner, for
alleged embezzlement, has been ar
gued before the supieme court and
the decision of that court is expected,
as this is a preference case, at an
early date. It will be recalled that In
checking over the records of the In
surance commissioner for data in the
cases brought by State Revenue Agent
Stokes V. Robertson against the fire
insurance companies for an alleged
truBt and combine, in which Chancel
lor Strieker penalized the fire insur
ance companies $8,000,000, which de
cree was affirmed by the supreme
court, the revenue agent discovered
irregularities in the office of State
Insurance Commissioner Henry. Af
ter checking up State Insurance Com
missioner Henry paid into the state
treasury through State Revenue Agent
Robertson some $30,000, and the rev
enue agent is now suing the insurance
commissioner for Some $$10,000 addi
The Jackson Klwanls Club, of which
Chief Justice Smith Is president, was
the honor guest of the Hinds County
» AgricultU. '’"'•rh School at Raymond,
and the (members of this progressive
and constructive organization were de
lighted with that magnificent institu
tion, which has become famous not
only throughout Mississippi, but all
ov« the country under the superin
tendency of R. E. I* Sullivan. Mem
jg£a| organization pledged their
' cooperation m making this no
de institution, which was made a
JDki by an act of the last
legislature, more useful, if possible,
than heretofore.
The alld winter Is emphasizing the
advantages of Mississippi as a great
stock raising state. Native grasses.
Including Japan clover or lespedeza,
are still In luxuriant pastoral growth,
the frost not having been,sufficient to
kill them. This is also true of Ber
muda grass, one of the most succulent
and best hay producers known. This
grass was brought to Mississippi by
Cowles Mead when secretary of the
territory before Mississippi became a
state. It is reported that the levee
board of the Yazoo Mississippi levee
district has sold thousands of tons of
FAjrmuda hay, cut and baled from the
levees this year.
Many Inquiries are being made at
the office of secretary of state for the
journals of the house and sehate of
1922. Under the law successful bid
ders for the laws and journals have
eight months to fulfill their contracts.
. The laws were furnished the secre
, tary of state some months ago. The
time limit on the journals was up
December 8,. the legislature having
adjourned on April 8. It is understood
taat tne secretary or state wm re
ceive the journals at an early date.
There is talk that the legislature will
repeal such long time limit allowed
for the printing of the law 'sand jour
nals at the next session.
Tens of thousands of Mississippi
men and women who failed tc pay
their pol ltax in 1921 will ’ e startled
when they read that in order to be
come qualified electors and to partici
pate in the primary election for state,
legislative and county offices next
year, they must pay $5.20. That means
$2.00 Dor the year 1922, $2.00 for the
year 1921 which they failed to pay.
and $1.20 damages for failure to so
pay. The $5.20 must be paid on or
(before midnight of the first day of
February, 1923, in order that they may
register, which ~later must be done
four months before the November
elections of 1923.
Judge George A. McLean, president
of the Mississippi Tax League, has
- called a meeting In this city for next
spring, and expecU; a large attend
ance. It is understood the league will
pass resolutions memorializing the
legislature for tax reduction, and that
Us recommendations will become an
Issue In the campaign for governor
and members of the legislature.
-- ' .
The Mississippi Railroad Commis
sion has just had poblahed one of the
handsomest and most accurate maps
1 ever gotten put It contains valuable
data and Information. It Is vndsrfitood
that the map is for Ires distribution as
long as It lasts, only a limited number
having been contrasted for. j
Phone Office* Will Move .
Jackson.—Following the settlement
o/ the telephone rate, officials of the
company announced that all arrange
ments had been completed for re
moval of the official headquarter offi
cers to Jackson and the creation of
j Mississippi as a separate and inde
pendent division of the Cumberland
system. The present telephone build
ing, though recently enlarged, will not
accommodate the new division head
quarters, and negotiations have been
opened with a view to securing the
entire third floor of the new Barker
bakery building, now under construc
tion and In the same block with the
telephone building.
Work Starts in January.
Jackson.—I. C. Garber, successful
bidder for the construction of the
Auditorium building, will have every
thing In readiness to begin work the
flrrit week in January and efforts
will be made to make a record and
complete the job by May in time for
the meeting of the state teachers’ as
sociation. This it is believed can be
done unless the weather conditions
Legion Modal* Awarded.
Jackson.—JW. F. Bond, stat* super
intendent of education, has just receiv
ed from Garland W. Powell, national
director of the American Legion, med
als for those students who won prizes
in the legion’s national essay contest
which closed December 1. The win
ner of the first prize is Miss Leny
Owen Mitchell of Natchez, Miss., to
wbcm will be awarded a silver medal.
Interesting Antiques 8Hown.
Starkvllle.—A pretty feature of the
meeting of the Hlc-a-sha-ba-ha chap
ter, U. 8. D. A. R., of Starkvllle, and
the A. ft M. College, held at the home
of the regent, A. W. Reynolds, was
the silver tea and antique display.
This enterte'.nment was unique In
the &nnals of Btarkville, and pro
nounced by Many to be the most In
teresting of any ever held here.
High School Approved.
Lexington.—IProf. H. M. Ivy has no
tified Prof. W. B. Kenna, superintend
ent of the Lexington high school, that
the southern commission in session at
New Orleans, has approved the Lex
ington high school for all southern af
filiation, which is a great crmpliment
to the school. A graduate of this
school can enter any southern college
without examination.
Cotton Case Is Settled.
Greenwood.—-In chancery court the
case of Peoples Bank vs. Tallahatchie
Compress and Strage company was
settled. The case originated from con
flicting claims as to a large number
of bales of cotton of McMullen ft An
derson, planters of Tallahatchie coun
ty, and several claimants had inter
vened in the suit.
Will Dine Employes.
Kosciusko.—The Aponaug Manufac
turing Company, owners of the local
cotton mill, are advertising for 90
turkeys with which to furnish the
Christmas dinner for their employes.
They will also give their employes a
basket of nice fruit and will enter
tain them all at a big Christmas
• Jack Weems Killed.
Belzonl.—Returning from an auto
mobile ride, Jack Weems was killed
Instantly and Miss Lennie Lloyd, ac
companying him, suffered a broken
leg and other injuries, when the car
In which they were riding leaped
through an open span In the bridge
across the Yazoo river here. The
young lady will recover.
Case la Pasted Over.
Jackson.—The motion for a reopen
ing of the Brantley case was passed
over by the court and no date has
been set for a hearing. This is the
case in which former Game Warden
Brantley seeks to have overruled and
set aside the former case in which
he was ousted from office under an
Initiative vote.
Mississippi College Aided.
Clinton.—Dr. J. W. Provine, presi
dent of Mississippi college, has reurn
ed from New Orleans, where- be was
in attendance on the meeting of the
association of southern colleges aqd
high schools,and announces that Mis
sissippi college was admitted to mem
bership in this association.

Will Address Beys.
Greenville.—Wm. Ray Toombe, dep
| oty <Jf the grand council of the or
der of DeMolay for boys, for the state
of Mississippi, has gone to Jackson
vllle, Fla., to deliver an addroee be- -
fore the Florida DeMolay boys, and
whose guest he will be for the
The Administration Has Been Forced
ftto .the Arena Over European
Troubles—Public Has Seen
Observing Trend.
(Washington. — Europe’s troubles,
now holding the foreground of the
administration’s attention as well as
the nations, have conspired to bring
Woodrow Wilson prominently into
view, regardless of his present plan
or condition, and his closest friends
are convinced that he is to head, by
his direction, if not actual participa
tion, a renewed fight for the League
of Nations.
The subject of the league and the
growing conviction among its advo
cates in congress and through the
country that its acceptance by the
United States would have averted the
disasters now hovering over Europe
were widely discussed here. At the
same time authorities have been in
formed of Mr. Wilson’s purpose to
throw himself back into the fight for
It as soon as the auspices are ripe
ana as iuny as his strength will per
Furthermore, the Harding adminis
tration has been forced into the inter
national arena within the last week.
European troubles are overshadowing
all other immediate concerns, and as
it was pointed out by senators and
representatives, the public has not
lost sight of the fact thaf; these very
concerns were provided for in the
league and might wefl have been es
caped had America not embarked on
the administration policy of Isolation.
Wave of Revulsion Against Radicals
Blamed for the Outrage.
Warsaw.—-Troops enforcing martial
law patrolled Warsaw following the
assassination of Gabriel Narutowicz,
president of Poland for five days.
The city, at first stunned by the
shooting down t»f the executive with
out warning by a maniac radical at
an art exhibition, reacted with excite
ment and a wave of angry geeling is
sweeping through the nation.
Investigator* Report 1,000 Received
Liquor In "Nursing Bottle Stunt.”
Boston.—Two investigations of a
banquet of New England Road Build
ers’ association, at which Scotch whis
key is alleged to have been served in
nursing bottles to the 1,000 diners
were under way—one by prohibition
officers and the other by local police.
Teacher Meets Sad Fate While Bath
ing In Surf.
New York.—Miss Katheflne W.
Bourne, of Taboro, N. C>. tf mission
ary teacher at St. John's school, San
Juan, Porto Rico, was killed by a
shark while bathing on the beach
near San Juan, according \o a cable
message received at the Episcopal
Church Mission House.
Wilt $3,000 For German Indemnity.
Philadelphia, Pa.—Miss Gertrude C.
Schmidt, the former private -school
teacher whose death two weeks ago
was for a time shrouded in mystery,
provided In her will for a part of hei
$6,000 estate to go toward the pay
ment of Germany’s repartions to the
Masons May Fight Klan.
New Brunswick, N. J.—Governor
elect George H. Stflier of New Jersey
declared that he would urge the grand
Lodge of Masons to take action look
ing to suppression of the Ku Klux
Hundreds Seek Job Under Governor.
Nashville, Tenn.—Almost a thous
and men and women have signified
their willingness to Governor-elect
Peay to aerve.the state in some ca-.
pacity during the next two years,
Plan Coal Development
Knoxville, Tenn.—Several thousand
acres of rich coal and timber are to
be developed by a corporation head
ed by former Secretary of Labor WU
eon la Kentucky ^nd Tennessee.
.‘ —
Nation Left Without a Single -Strong
Statesman, Since Venizelos Re
fuses to Return—Revolu
tionists at t.ie Helm.
Athena.—'Partition of Greece looms
today as the ultimate possible out
come of the Near East chaos. Behind
the veil of press censorship, which
prevents foreign correspondents from
cabling a full, impartial analysis of
the situation, and leaves long columns
of censored whit£ paper in the local
press, the Greek revolutionary gov
ernment is struggling to guide the na
tion's destiny through a morass of ec
onomic chaos, Internal unrest and for
eign hostilities, which, as the after
math of the disastrous Asia Minor
war now threatens the very existence
of the Greek people as a national en
They may succeed in the hoped-for
yet now apparently improbable finan
cial aid is forthcoming from the pow
—lit. * u „ t____i_
ence fruitless and the powers dead
locked In a political impasse, Greece
Is today an unstable factor, which
still threatens to project the near east
into war.
(Without both financial aid and
skillful leadership Greece cannot hope
to stave off ultimate collapse. Many
observers believe such a collapse
would turn loose all the seething na
tional aspirations of the Balkans and
the near east. ‘for a partition ol
Greece that would Involve the entire
southeast Europe, possibly dragging
In the western powers In spite of
their economical and political inter
When tha Greek revolutionists oust
ed King Constantine they obtained
control of a country which had al
ready been thoroughly ruined by the
failure of a former monarch’s dreams.
Greece’s coffers were empty. It was
friendless. Itself barren of resources,
it was burdened with 1,000,000 refu
Greece today Is left without a sin
gle strong statesman outside of M.
Venizelos and M, Ziamis. MM. Venl
zelos and Ziamis have announced that
they don’t intend to take an active
leadership of the cojmtry,
Greece’s destiny is now In the
hands of the revolutionary group. The
Greek leadership today Izys in the
hands of Col. Plastiras, who remains
behind the scenes and pulls the
strings of the revolutionary party.
• This, tottering nation—friendless in
Western Europe—is surrounded by a
horde of enemy neighbors, who have
covetous eyes on various strips of
Greek soil. Turkey is the most po
tential. force.
Added to the hopeless confusion of
(his situation Is the problem of 1,000,
000 refugees, which have been thrust
on t^e nation, which Itself totals only
4,000.000 people; and under these cir
cumstances world money markets are
hands off, so far as financial require
ments are concerned.
Ministers Appeal tc Governor to Stop
* Palm Beach Gambling.
West Palm Beach, Fla.—America’s
Monte Carlo, the celebratod Beach
Club, Is the subject of an attack in
a hot letter sent to Gov. Cary A. Har
dee, signed by thek Ministerial Asso
ciation of Pa.ln Beach and Indorsed
by 2,000 or more citizens.
Tax Law Favors Business.
J?_t. Louis.—The present federal tai
law Is dictlnctly more favorable to
business than any since the war, ac
cording to Arthur A. Balleutlne of
New York In an address here.
Cl Is Editor.
D’Annunzio has
tormed a company for the publication
of a daily newspaper, it has been an
nounced. No details given.
Runners Seize Liquor.
Lawrenceburg, Ky.—Wriskey run
ners raided Bond Bros, distillery, 1
miles from this city, and carried away
a large quantity of whiskey.
Japs Send New Ambassador.
Tokyo.—Appointment of Vice For
eign Minister Masanao Hanlhara as
ambassador to Washington was co»
Harvey la Called Home, However, and
Washington Government Takes
Up Negotiations With
Washington.—The United States Is
endeavoring to bring about a pacific
settlement of the German reparations
dispute which has produced the pres
ent threatening situation in Europe.
A discussion of plans pf procedure
already is in progress between Wash
ington, London and Paris, and the
outcome may be the re-entry of the
United States into European affairs
for the purpose of exercising a sta
bilizing influence, avoiding threaten
ed clash between France and Ger
many and saving Germany from eco
nomic collapse.
Although American troops are to
be retained on the Rhine* a while
longer, the Harding administration
does not intend to back up its pres
ent program or committing itself to
the employment of armed force Jn
IUO tuiui VJ .
President Harding believes that the
Influence of the United States, the
greatest creditor nation in the world,
will be sufficiently potent to accom
plish the purposes in view.
If the plans under consideration
which were discussed at the cabinet
meeting work out successfully, it is
expected that the amount of repara
tions Germany is obligated to pay
the allies will be materially reduced
apd that a huge loan to. Germany
will be made by American, British
and French financiers to stabilise the
German republic financially and en
able it to make immediate payments.
The delicate tension of affairs in
Europe is recognized, particularly
with Clemenceau and other foreign
statesmen predicting another Euro
pean war. The president and the
cabinet have discussed with concern
the dangers inherent in the presence
of American troops on the Rhine and
the policy being pursued has beea
adopted with full recognition of those
If war should break out again in
Europe and the American troops on
the Rhine should be attacked, the
United States would be compelled to
reinforce them or swallow the affront
and In that manner would be likely
to be drawn into the conflict.
Just how far the administration will
be able to go in the direction of in
tercession to avert a European catas
trophe even the administration does
not know. Ambassador Harvey has
been summoned from Loudon to
Washington to bring his knowledge
A « if Mrl Ail AM 4 a WaA M A*t 4k A AmaWI AMA
It is hoped, however, that a plan can
he perfected before the allied pre
minis are due to meet in Paris, Jan.
2, to resume discussion of tha repara
tions issue.
Gets Resolution Passed Demanding
Report on Railroad Earnings.
Washington.—The Interstate Com
merce Commission was asked by the
Senate in a resolution adopted what
railroads, if any, had reported earn
ings in excess of 6 per cent in com
pliance with the Esch-Cummlns act.
The resolution was offered by Sena
tor Capper, Republican, of Kansas,
and also asked the commission to re
port on the valuation so tar as fixed
on s\y:h railroads as have noted the
excess earnings.
Col. A. E. Bradley, on General's Med
ical Staff, in Hospital.
Montgomery, Ala.—Col. A. E. Brad
ley, prominent medical officer on the
staff of Gen. Pershing during the
world war, is reported as being in a
Montgomery hospital critically ill.
Hospital officials while admitting that
Pol. Bradley is under treatment, de
cline to make public the nature of
his illness or his condition.
Washington.—Joe Thompson, tho
fighting'irishman who captained the
University of Pittsburg football team
In 1804-6 and now hi a litutenant-col
onel in the reserve corps, wqs deco
rated by MaJ. Gen. Charles H. Muir,
with the congressional medal of
honor for valor and fighting quail
Ueu displayed la France with the
Twenty-eighth Division.
Railroad Auditors Still Checking A|
leged Defalcation—Police Called
Into Case Seek Arrest of Offi
cial—Left for Alabama.
Memphis.—Alleged shortages In the
accounts of the Grand Central ticket
office have mounted approximately to
$30,000 following the disappearance of
Ronda E. Dowdy, 35, assistant agent,
1163 Tutwiler Avenue.
The arrest of Dowdy has been or
dered by Joseph B. Burney, chief of
police, who wired a description of the
missing ticket official to the author
ities at Attala, Ala., to which point
the man said he had been called by
the Illness of an aunt, a Mrs. Staples.
When the big safe at the Grand
Central Station was opened It was
found bare of cash. Mr. Dowciy was
In possession of the combination of
tne sale.
"tfe announced that he had been
called to Attala, his former hon », by
the illness of his aunt, who, it was
said, had reared and educated uim.
He purchased a ticket and a Pullman j
berth for Birmingham.
His wife, who is the mother of two
children, a boy and a girl, one three
and the other five years old, has net
been notified of the circumstances,
although tfegniptive has quizzed her
as to the whereabouts of her husband.
Mr. Dowdy was bonded to the ex
tent of >20,000. inroad officials de
cline to discuss the matter.
The alleged deflation affects four
traffic lines directly—the Yazoo A
Mississippi Valley, Illinois Central,
the Frisco and the Rock Island, all
running Into the Grand Central Sta
Government Officials Assure Support.
Hailed ae Farmers’ Salvation.
Washington.—Cooperative market
ing of farm crops received assur
ances of support from members of
the government. Secretary of Com
merce Hoover, Eugene Meyer, Jr.,
managing director of the war finance
corporation, and Adolph C. Miller,
member of the federal reserve board,
told delegates to the first national
council of Farmers’ Cooperative Mar
keting Associations that commodity
associations had done iu-we toward
restoring financial stability In the
United States than any other factor,
and Senator Capper, Kansas, leader
of the senate farm bloc, declared the
prospects were growing better daily
for action on run.1 credits legislation.
Secretary Hoover said the farmerrs
had every right to demand relief
from the depression into which his
Industry had fallen, because it had
suffered more than any other. He
expressed the opinion that the farm
ers’ greatest hope for relief lays In
cooperative marketing, and he pre
dicted that the sentiment of the
country would guarantee them the
constructive measures they needed.
Lack of transportation facilities, Mr.
Hoover said, has caused the fanner
greater loss than high rates.
Claims Everything Possible Done for
Disabled Veterans.
Washington.—The care and rehabil
itation of disabled world war veterans
was discussed at some length by
President Harding and his cabinet,
it was said at the White House.
The president was said to have
told the cabinet of a visit from a
man who demanded "why the gov
ernment isn't serving more effective
ly in the care of disabled veterans,”
and charged that 70,000 men were
clamoring for admission to hospitals.
The case was dUcussed by the presi
dent, who characters ted the charges,
it is understood, as “an abominable
libel—nothing else.
, At the present tirr.», the chief ex
ecutive was said to have asserted
there are 8,Ci>3 ampty beds in gov
ernment hospitals awaiting those who
will seek them, and when the pres
ent hospital program is completed,
the government will have twice aa
many beds us are needed.
Receiver Named for Magaxlne.
New York.—Feftcral Judge Mack
baa appointed Franklin Coe receiver
in equity for the Metropolitan P«)kJ
llcations Corporation, publishers of]
the Metropolitan Magazine. ,
T LessonT
Teacher of English Bible in the Moody
Bible Institute of Chicago.)
Copyright. 1922. Western Newspaper Union.
LESSON TEXT-Luke 12:13-20.
GOLDEN TEXT-The life in more than
meat, and the body Is more than raiment.
-Luke 12:23.
PRIMARY TOPIC-The Story of a
Foolish Rich Man.
JUNIOR TOPIC-A Foolish Rich Man.
—Rich Toward God.
—True Riches.
Since on October 8 we had a lesson
on the birth and childhood of Jesus,
many will doubtless prefer to have
this new lesson Instead of the Christ
mas lesson.
I. A Warning Against Covetousness
(vv. 13-21).
1. The Occasion (vv. 13-15). One of
the company requested Jesus to be
tenpin* in a disputed estate. Two
idvuher* were in trouble over an ln
leritanee.. Christ refused to enter the
pern* of the civil law and warned
1 iKaInst the spirit of avarice. Christ's
mission was preeminently spiritual.
— Kuiorcement of the Warning (vy.
16-..T). The parable of the rich man
ifli ws clearly that to be concerned
"'1th earthly riches while neglecting
God Is the height of folly. The Lord's
warning is of great Importance today;
^for many are seeking gold and forget*
(ting God. Note (1) his Increase la
•goods (v. 16). HU riches were rightly
obtained, for the ground brought forth
‘plentifully. This shows that a man
•n«y be rich because of the Lord’s
blessing upon him. (2) His perplexity
,<v. 17). His land was producing mors
■than lets bar .s'would hold. He did not
want It to go to waste. If he had pos* V
sessed the right views of life and a
sense of stewardship before God, hs
would have seen that his barns at least
had enough for his personal needs and
that hd could have distributed his sur
’plus to the needy and for benevolent
purposes. (3) The fatal choice (vv.
18, 19). He chose to enlarge his
barns and give up his life to ease and
luxury. It ought to be a delightful
task for men whom God has mads
rich to devote their time and energy
to the distribution of their possessions
to benevolent purposes. (4) The aw
ful indictment (vv. 20, 21). God calls
him a fool.
II. The Certain Cure for Anxiety
(vv. 32-34).
Having shown the folly of the rich
pan who gained gold but lost God, He
now urged the disciples to trust God
and dismiss ail anxious care. He a&
sured them that they need not be anx
ious even for the necessities of life,
1. The Argument (vv. 22, 23). This
is summed up In one brief sentence:
**The life is morb ban food, and the
body is more than raiment.” The God
ti>ho »L a 1 I Sa J __.J „ iU.. 1. . .1_
be trusted to provide food and

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