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THE OKOLONA MESSENGER, OKOLONA, MISSISSIPPI
STATE EVENTS
TOLD III BRIEF
tHE HAPPENINGS OF A WEEK
BRIEFLY TOLD FOR OUR
BUSY READERS.
ENGINE SMASH UP KILLS TWO
Third Dangerously Hurt At Car Turns
Over After Running Into a Flock
of Parked Autos.
Jackson. Wrecking of a fire truck
fcere caused the death of two firemen
and serious Injury of another. " The
men killed were Capt Cameron P.
Phillips and Louis M. Gatlln. The In
jured man Is T. J. Smith, and he is
dangerously hurt.
The wreck occurred at Capitol and
Adams street while the truck was hur
rying to answer an alarm. Gatlin, the
driver, lost control of his car on cross
Ing the Illinois Central railroad tracks.
About two blocks further up he swerv
ed into bunch of parked automobiles,
wrecking three of them. The truck
turned completely over on the men.
The truck- was a high-powered au
tomobile engine of the most modern
make. It was badly torn up and will
be out of business for some time.
Smith is at the Jackson sanitarium,
The accident occurred in front of
Gatlin's home, his wife witnessing his
death.
Biloxl School Grows.
Biloxl. Rev. J. M. Morss, secretary
of the Methodist conference of Missis
sippi, and Rev. H. W. Van Hook, presi
dent of the Seashore Campgrounds
school of Biloxl, have made encourag
ing reports relative to the financial
end of the improvements to be made
to the school shortly.
Much Building Rushed.
Jonestown. A. Solomon is putting
Bp a brick store In the last space made
vacant by the fire. Besides the store,
which is being built there are three
residences nearlng completion and the
handsome new consolidated school
building will soon be ready for use.
Highway Work Pushed.
Laurel. Work on the construction
f the Jackson highway is progressing
rapidly, and it is expected that teams
will begin hauling gravel for the road
bed before the first of September. Sev
eral bridges are under construction,
and the road has been graded for a
considerable distance.
Heavy Melons Raised.
Blue Mountain. The largest water
melons seen in Blue Mountain this
season have Just been brought in from
the farm of Squire A S- Johnston, su
pervisor of the district of Tippah. One
of these melons weighed 67 pounds,
while another was only a trifle below
this weight.
Sells First Bale.
Houston. J. H. Couch, of the Mo
Condy community, sold the first bale
of the cotton of the season to A. D.
Harrington, representative of the
Dortch cotton company of Memphis,
for 28c.
Early Service To Save Fuel.
Blue Mountain. For the remainder
of the vacation period here, Dr. E. B.
Hatcher, pastor of Lowrey Memorial
Baptist church, will hold his evening
services on Sunday afternoons, preach
ing at 5 o'clock in place of at night,
thus saving fuel.
Lumber Business Good.
Pheba. The lumber industry in this
section of the country is showing signs
of increased production and sales. AH
the mills in this section are running
full time and are finding a ready mar
ket for the outptu as soon as it is ready
for market.
Pheba Has Heavy Rain.
Pheba. The recent heavy rain left
the roads and bridges in an almost lm
passable condition. Many bridges were
washed completely away and carried
many yards down the swollen streams.
The streets of this town and the main
highways leading out of town show
the effects of this unusual downpour
of rain.
U. D. C. Chapter Formed.
Brookhaven Mrs. Mamie D. Good-
Win of Gulfport, state president of the
United Daughters of the Confederacy,
and Mrs D. B. Holmes of Hattlesburg,
held a meeting at the city hall for the
.purpose of reorganizes the1 Brook
feaven Chapter of the U. D. C.
Boll Weevils Numerous.
Blue Mountain. The cotton fields of
Benton county are badly infested with
weevils, according to B. E. Grant, coun
ty farm agent, who has been making
7a tour of some of the sections of the
i6unty. v
Legion Te Install Officers.
LaureL The Laurel "40 and I," a
tranch of the American Legion, will
IsnUll the officers of h Grand Voi
ture ci Mississippi, when the Amert
.can Legion hu Its convention at Mo
I Comb Cl?y September 11 and 12.
NEWS AND VIEWS rROM"
THE STATE CAPITAL
By F. R. Birdsall
There perhaps never was such an
array of speakers on the stump for
senatorial candidates. Among the
Stephens speakers are B. G. Humph
reys, J. L. Smith, J. R. Tally, James
D. Thames, W. W4. Venable, and oth
erg are to get In the campaign later.
It Is said. Among the Vardaman cam
paign speakers are Ney Williams, A.
A Cohn, S. W. Mullens, Nate .William
son. T; G. Bilbo, Ross Collins, W. D.
Houston, U M. Burch, J. D. Carr, Jim
Boggan, B. King, N: C. Hathorn, Ed
Franklin, D. C Holmes, J. H. Currle,
H. H. Rogers, Oscar Stewart, J. P,
Cohn, J. C. Walker, W. J. Pack, C. D.
Reed, J. P. Guion, T. Brady, P. E. Tur
ner, T. K. Boggan, Clayton Potter,
Sam S. Wltherspoon, F. W. Elmer, L.
C Franklin, Walter Siller, Jr., W. J.
Vollor and Pat Henry of Warren.
The campaign committee of both
Vardaman and Stephens are 'said to
be working like beavers and perfecting
organizations in the cities and coun
try in order to get out every possible
vote on primary election day.
There is agitation reported through
out the state of the selection of two
eminent Mississlppians by the next
Legislature as the choice of tnis state
in the Hall of Fame at Washington.
Every state in the Union is entitled to
two sons or daughters under the dome
of the capitol of the nation, in bronze
or marble, a fitting compliment to
their achievements in civil, political
or religious life. Mississippi has never
availed herself of this distinction,
though there has been much discus
sion of the matter in and out of the
Legislature for many years. The
names most mentioned are those of
Davis, Lamar and George.
Under chapter 225 of the laws of
1922 all counties, towns and munici
palities are required to publish In the
county paper a budget of income and
proposed outgo of their finances. It is
stated that boards of supervisors and
mayors and aldermen of the towns
and munlcipaities are preparing to
comply with this law. A failure to
do so subjects supervisors, mayors and
aldermen as well as their bondsmen
to suit on every item voted out of the
treasury in the absence of such pub
lication.
It is growing more manifest dally
from what people who come and go
to the capital say that there will be
a large number of women candidates
for county and legislative office next
year, when, nominations are to he had
in a state primary from constable to
governor. In a number of towns in
Mississippi already there are women
candidates for mayor and other posi
tions, and it is reported that the wom
en are beginning to take more inter
est in politics, especially as the num
ber of women candidates increase.
t
The United Daughters of the W. D.
JJolder Chapter of the Confederacy in
a meeting at Jackson unanimously
agreed to disapprove the actions of
any chapter or individual using the'
name of the Daughters of the Confed
eracy to further the efforts of any po
litical aspirant. It was pointed out
that such abuse of the organization
was foreign to its purpose, and they
severely criticized any effort of any
individual "to trail through the po
litical. mire the banner which bears
the glorious Insignia which would
cause the illustrious Confederate
chieftain who bore it aloft to turn in
his grave," meaning, of course, Jef
ferson Davis.
Visitors t-.- the capital from all parts
of the state report that there appear!
to be renewed activity by the friends
and supporters of both Stephens and
Vardaman in the runoff primary to
take place Sept. 5. Vardaman lead
Stephens according to the returns to
the secretary of state by 9,622 votes.
His vote appears to be some 30,000
more than he received in 1918.
State Superintendent of Education
Bond reports gratifying success at all
the educational meetings and rallies
for whatever purpose held throughout
the state. Superintendent Bond
strongly suggests that teachers and
other school people subscribe for and
read their county papers.
The entire congregation of a negro
church at Senatobia has been arrest
ed in an effort to learn the identity
of parties who murdered Andrew
Johnson, church trasurer, whose body
was found uear his home. Three hun
dred dollars of church funds turned
over to the treasurer yesterday had
been deposited In the bank.
Poisoning boll weevils from airplane
is being tried out at Greenville on the
lands of the Delta & Pine Land com
pany.
Large quantities of fire wood are
being cut and sold at Blue Mountain
to meet the fuel shortage due to the
shopmen's strike and the falling off in
the production of coal occasioned by
the strike of the miners. The decision
to burn wood tor coal this winter is
serving the double purpose of keeping
more money In the community.
In the second primary election held
at Durant to select a mayor and two
aldermen, Fd B. Guess defeated his
opponent, receiving 186 votes against
17 tor D. V. Pound.
BRIEF NEWS NOTES
WHAT HAS OCCURRED DURING
WEEK THROUGHOUT COUN
TRY AND ABROAD
JVEMTS ONMPORTANCE
Gathered From Ail Parts Of Tht
Globs And Told In 8hort
Paragraphs
Foreign
The Chilean Steamship, Itata, 2,206
tons, sank off the Chilean -coast near
Coqulmbo. All the passengers, num
bering 150, and the crew of 72 were
lost. First reports reaching Santiago
Chile, were to the effect that the ves
sel was sinking rapidly, alhough no de
tails were given.
The menace of war In the old world
has suddenly appeared in two places.
The Kemalists have launched a big
offensive against the Greeks in Asia
Minor, in which ten divisions' are par
ticipating. An equally menacing situ
ation has developed with the mobiliza
tion on the Austrian frontier of Jugo
slav forces, which are reported to be
preparing to march into Austrian terri
tory. The "drys" seem to liave lost the
day in the Swedish prohibition plebis
cite, according to the latest returns
available.
An American woman named Katha
rine Gray, 37, has been arrested in
Munich,' charged withswindling opera
tions by the police of Brussels.
Many deputies in the Mexican con
gress hope that at the coming session
of congress a dry, law modeled after
the Vplstead law in the United States
will be enacted into law for Mexico.
Tlys reparations commission met
again in Paris in an effort to reach
a unanimous agreement regarding the
German request for, a moratorium on
her indemnity payments. At the end
of several hours of discussion, the Brit
ish' and French, viewpoints were wide
ly at variance, with the Italians and
Belgians merely trying to find some
one of a number of proposals suggested
which would meet the Ideas of France
and Great Britain. 1
With the gulf between France and
Great Britain as wide as ever, the rep
arations commission is working des
perately to find a compromise plan
which will give Germany the economic
relief she seeks and, at the same time,
prevent a spit In the entente. France
wants Germany to pay In cold cash,
and England favors a moratorium for
Germany, , , ,
Statements made by proponents of
the Hawaiian labor relief bill now be
fore congress, at a bearing in Wash
ington before the senate Immigration
committee, that Japanese are attempt
ing to obtain economic and political
"control of these islands, "are grossly
exaggerated if not wholly unfounded
according to an official stpement is
sued by the Japanese Society of Ha
waii.
Attention is called by the press of
Tokyo, Japan, to the remarkable in
crease of dishonored bills in Japan,
The total amount of the bills dishon
ored by the end of June aggregated
830,000 yen.
Washington-
More than fifty army officers on ac
rive duty at colleges, universities and
high schools throughout the country
will be relieved soon of their assign
ments and "from further active duty"
in the army.
The American Legion, through its
commander, Hanf -d MacNider looks
"with confidence" to President Hard-
L ing not to veto the bonus, now that
"the senate has fulfilled splendidly
their pledge to the returned service
men and women."
Additional allotments from funds
appropriated by congress for river
and harbor improvement work during
the fiscal year 1923, announced by
Brigadier General Taylor, assistant
chief of army engineers, included $35,-
000 for Wlnyah bay, South Carolina.
Loadings of coal total 21,866 cars on
August 25, which was the largest num
ber loaded in any one day since the
strike of coal miners began on April
first.
Tobacco users paid almost nine per
cent of the $3,197,000,000 in internal
revenue received by the government in
the fiscal year of 1922. Income and
profit taxes accounted for 65, per cent
of the total.
Immediate consideration of the
Pomerene corrupt practices bill, , limit
ing congressional campaign expendi
tures in the general elections,, was
blocked by the objection of Senator
Shields of Tennessee.
The Virginian Railway company has
been granted authority by the inter
state commerce commision to Increase
Its dividend rate on $27,955,000 of Its
outstanding prefered stock from 6 to
6 per cent. '
The birth rate is declining and the
.death rate Increasing, according to sta
tistics made public by the census bu
reau, covering the first quarter of the
year.
An offer to transfer to the United
States government all her alleged
rights to property which were declar
ed to embrace "practically the whole
of Texas," as well as extensive tracts
in Mexico, Lower California and along
the Pacific coast "from California to
Oregon," was made by Mary L.Webb,
It) ' a memorial sent to Vice President
Coolidge for submittal to the senate, j
All pending amendments to the sol
dlers' bonus bill were disposed of by
the senate, but whether a final Tola
would be reached depended upon the
number and length of speeches.
The big question in the minds of
the fflends of the bonus was whether
the senate provision of paying It out
of. the interest of the foreign lebt
would put It bepond the risk of presi
dential veto. Most of them appeared
more hopeful but. foes of the measure
seemed undisturbed.
The death of Llentenant Commander
Frederick J. Haake, of the Coast
guard, commander of the Pamlico base
at Newborn, N. C, was reported to
the treasury.
Railroads weri of the Mississippi
river were authorized by the inter
state commerce commission to give
preference and- priority to the move
ment of foodstuffs, live stock, persh
able products and fuel whnever their
operating conditions become such as
to cause freight congestion or block-
Secretary Hoover sees no very great
possibilities in the suggestion of James
M. Cox, former democratic candidate
for president, that the commerce sec-
detary represent the United States on
the reparations commission.
Domestic
C. C. Hudson, Jr., 19, Jacksonville,
Fla., Is facing trial on a forgery
charge.
Aerial attack against the cotton boll
weevil was recently made at Scotts,
Miss., in a test undertaken by the gov
ernment supervision to demonstrate the
practiability of the airplane as a poison
distributor to rid Infected fields of the
pest.
me Canadian dollar touched par
in New York City the other day for
the first time since August, 1915.
Governor Hardwick, of Georgia, who
has been considering the appeal of
Frank B. DuPre, under sentence of
death, whether or not to commute his
sentence to - life Imprisonment, after
a thorough investigation, has declined
to commute the sentence.
Twenty per cent Increase in tie pay
of more than 4,000 employes was an
nounced by Sloss Sheffield Steel and
Iron company of Birmingham, Ala,
Wfll M. Jenks, 45, of Lottie, Baldwin
county, Alabama, was arrested at the
bedside of his wife, Lemma Jenks, at
a Mobile hospital, and charged with
inniciing wnai pnysicians say la a
fatal wound.
Directors of the Coco-Cola company
yesterday declared, regular quarterly
dividend of $10 a share on the capital
stock, payable October 1, to stock of
record September 14.
Advancing the drfte of the national
f'ForgeMtfe-Notf day" from Armistice
day to Saturday November 4, Nation
al Commander C. Hamilton Cook, of
the Disabled American Veterans of
the World War, made public recently.
The spectacle of a race across the
country between an army dirigible
and a reconstructed De Havlland air
plane will be witness on September 5
and 6, according to dispatches from
San Deigo, Calif.
Michigan police are stationed at the
state reformatory at Iona, Mich., as
the result of an outbreak among the
inmates.
Seventy-five men, comprising the en
tire night force of the Argonaut mine,
Jftckson, Amador county, California,
are entombed in the mine as the re
sult of a fire which recently broke out
in the mine. ,
Two of the thirty-five men jailed
in the wholesale round-up of alleged
confidence men at Denver, Colo., have
been identified by investigatrs from
the district attorney's office. They
aiJ Eddie Schultz of Knoxville, Tenn.,
and C. V. Wilson of Toledo, Ohio.
One man was killed outright and 34
persons injured, some believed seri
ously, when an auto truck carrying a
strawride party was ditched over a
steep embankment near Baltimore, Ma
ryland. ,
Nine men are In custody and four of
them have been implicated in an al
leged plot declared to have been in
spired by radicals in connection with
a wreck of a Michigan Central ex
press train at Gary, Ind., several days
ago. Further arrests are expected. '
A tornado which swirled through
Henry county, Kentucky, did property
damage estimated at $600,000, not in
cluding the destruction of the tobac
co crop valued at $500,000.
A daring plot to escape from the
federal penitentiary at Leavenworth,
Kans., by dynamiting gates and shoot
ing down the guards was frustrated
by the confession of a trusty.
County police questioned Mrs. George
Cline in an effort to obtain more in
formation concerning the killing of
John Bergen, a motion "picture actor,
by George Cline, the woman's husband,
just as a duel, was to have taken place
in their home at Edgewater, N. J.
Twenty - three additional warrants
calling for a total of forty arrests, In
cluding five women, were issued In con
nection with the Communist conven
tion by federal officers at Bridgman,
Mich.
Dr. E. J. .Maguire, weighing 170,
recently proved at Warren, Ohio, that
man can maintain normal on fifty
cents cf, food a day.
A big crowd marcbd through the
city of Chicago the other day demand
ing a referendum on the manufacture
of light wines and beer.
Lila and Madeline Wells, 6 and 8,
set out to meet their father, on his
way home' from a quarry. Halt a
mile away they taw their father, who
saw them.- He saw a fast approaching
train and Tan to save them. He lost
the race, and all three were kilHd.
Cow and Calf Go on '
Wild Spree Together
Danville, Va. How a cow and
a calf which had drunk a mlxf
ture of water and moonshine
liquor Invaded the dining-room
of Herbert Dlllard, son of Judge
Peter Dlllard of Rocky Mount,
is contained in advices reaching
here from that point
Law enforcement officers
poured out Into the street gut
ter 500 gallons of liquor seized
in a raid. - Liquor and water to
gether ran down the street past
a lawn where the cow and calf
were grazing. Both animals
drank and, according to onlook
ers, quickly showed the effects
by unusual antics, especially the
calf, which became playful.
The cow charged a tree with
lowered horns, then, followed by
tie calf, entered the porch of
the Dillard home, plunging'
through a screen door into the
dining-room. Seeing itself re
flected in a mirror the cow
charged it, destroying a piece of
furniture which contained crock
ery, nearly all of which was
broken.
The cow and calf were driven
out of the room and were later
seen lying down under the shade
of some trees not far away.
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FAINTS AT MEETING
"DEAD" HUSBAND
Dramatic Scene When Woman,
Remarried, Meets Man up
posed Killed in War.
Staunton, Mass.-Mrs. Mary Etta
Cleary Leonard-Chartier, thirty-six
and pretty, supposed war widow, bride
of two months, was strolling along
the street on the arm of Victor
Chartler of Jewett, Conn., her new
husband, when she suddenly stood
rigid In her tracks. Then with a glad
cry of "my hiisband," she broke from
Chartier's arm, rushed up on Edgar
Nelson Leonard, discharged soldier,
showered him with kisses, then fell
in a faint at his feet.
This dramatic denouement of a war
time marital mixup will have its se
quel here when, Mrs. Leonard-Chartier
will appear In First District court on
the arm of husband No. 1 to answer
to a charge of bigamy brought by hus
band No. 2.
Mrs. Leonard-Chartier, deliriously
happy at being reunited with the hus
band she supposed resting beneath a
Sf-.swered Him With Kisses.
white rross in the American cemetery
a! Roiaagne, France, readily admits
that she has two husbands, but hopes
the court can find some way out of
her dli.'iculty.
Since the moment she came upon
her first husband, with whom she
lived happily for 12 years before she
tearfully saw hlw off for France, she
has refused to see Victor Chartler and
has taken up her residence in the
home of Leonard's mother. Chartler
says his supposed wife told him frank
ly that she loved Leonard best and
would live with him. He visited the
District court clerk and Swore to a
warrant, which was served on Mrs.
Leonard-Chartier.
FOUND LOST RING IN ASHES
Old Prospectvr Used Knowledge He
Gained While Seeking Gold
in South Dakota.
Wenatcbee,' Wash. For fifteen
years Jack Dow panned gold In South
Dakota. He prospered. Last Febru
ary Mrs. Dow loet her $500 diamond
ring and all search for it was of no
avail. Then Jack decided the ring had
been, lost while Mrs. Jack was empty
ing the ashes. He got his old panning
outfit and sifted the ashes as he wftuld
fr gold. Sur enough, the ring was
thre.
AWTV GRAHAM. BONNER
i - COFVItCWI M VltTttW MWaffj UNION a f
' SNAKES' PLAYTIME
"Of course there are only the two
poisonous snakes the Rattlesnake
and the CoDDer
head and we do
wish," the Ring
Necked Snake
s a 1 (f, "people
wouldn't think all
snakes are poi
sonous. "We aren't
poisonous. They
say that nine hun
dred and ninety
out of every thou
sand snakes are
not poisonous.
Let people look
up pictures of the
Rattler and the
Copperhead and)
beware of them
and then they
shall also feel
the rest of us.
"On,
Their
gere."
Fin-
very kindly about
"That's the right Idea,"
said the
other Ring-Necked Snakes.
"Well," said the first Ring-Necked
Snake, "we are so named because
we have yellowish rings about our
necks.
"Some creatures wear lings on
their, fingers. We wear them about
our necks which is more beautiful.
we think I
"Our bodies are small and narrow
and graceful. We are wearers of
pretty bluish, grayish suits i nd we
wear handsome gay orange stomach
ers or perhaps I should say our
stomachs are of orange color.
"We like the 'nighttime for a nice
frolic. We're shy little creatures and
we've no more desire to see people
than perhaps they have to see us."
"I should think," said another Ring
Necked Snake, "they would like to
see us for we're really very pretty."
"I should think so too," said the
first Ring-Necked Snake, "but we
won't mind it if they don't think that
Way about us."
"Some of our relatives wear wider
rings than others," said the second
Ring-Necked Snake.
"Well, that Is the way people do,
too," said the first Ring-Necked Snake.
"Some wear larger jewels than others.
We always find such comfortable
homes back of stones or old logs, and
some of our relatives like to have
homes a little way under the ground.
We enjoy the best of food, such a 8
Insects and earthworms and other
such snake delicacies. And our little
ones are so anxious to see the world
that they hatch out almbBt before we
lay the eggs !"
"Oh," said the other Ring-Necked
Snakes, "we must have a good pi a"
ume now, ana tnis evening is me un
for It."
"Yes," said the first Ring-Necked
Snake, "for the autumn Is hurrying
along and the warm weather will soon
be gone."
"Then,"- said the second Ring
Necked Snake, "we must go to sleep
for the winter."
"You don't have to. go to sleep for
the winter If you don't want to," said
the first Ring-Necked Snake.
"Hiss, hiss, s-q-u-l-r-m, wiggle," said
the second Ring-Necked Snake. "That
Is a good Jqke. Of course I want to-
go to sleep for the winter, and yoa
know I want to go to sleep for the
winter."
"But you spoke as though you were
forced to go to sleep for the winter."
"Oh, no," said the second Ring-
Necked . Snake, "I merely meant that
we shouldtfrolic and play while the
weather is warm and while still we
feel like playing, for soon we will feel
too sleepy to play.
"I love the winter for sleeping. I
would not stay awake for" anything.
It would be too
hard to keep J foJT
warm ana to get
food. In the zoo
the snakes stay.
awake because
they're kept warm
and are fed, but
not for" me."
Not for any of
us," said the rest
of the R 1 n g
Neeked Snakes.
Not for any of
ue," they all said
together, hissing
and wriggling and.
looking very
pleased as they
thought that tbey
could go to sleep
Such Comfort
able Homes,"
whenever they, wanted to do so," "' '
"So now we must frolic," aajd th
first Ring-Necked Snake, ;
"Now we mus,t frolic,' said the tec-'
ond Ring-Necked Snake. '
"Now we most frolic." said air the
other Ring-Necked Snakes. .
And now we will do so," the first
Ring-Necked Snake added.
And the other all played n that
late summer evening and had happy
snake playtime.
; Atlas Was a Holdup.
"Now, Edwo.-iJ. said the teacher.
'Van yon te'l m who Atlas, was?"
"Yea, ma'am," answered Edward;
"he was a footpad.
"A what?" queried the teacher.
"A footpad, repeated Edward, "lit
held up the eanh." ,

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