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Many Divorces Granted and Other
Matters* Transacted—Court
Holds Four Days.
Chancery Court of Lafayette Coun
ty met at the court house in Oxford
on May 23, 1921, Hon. J. G. McGowan,
Chancellor 3rd district, presiding, dur
ing which term the following cases
pending in said court was disposed of
as follows:
First Day
The court proceeded to examine the
minutes of this court kept by the
clerk in vacation, add found all bonds
taken and approved by the clerk, and
all orders taken and entered,'to have
been properly taken nail entered on
the minutes of this court, except in
cause 5199, in which case the adminis
trator, D. R. Linder is required to give
bond to be approved by the clerk of
this court.
No. 5238. Ivey E. Peebles, exparte.
Granted license to practice law.
No. 5239. Taylor II. McElroy, ex
parte. Granted license to practice
No. 5240. Edwin T. Nielson, ex
parte. Granted license to practice law.
No. 5241. Peter M. Stockett, ex
parte. Granted license to practice
No. 5242. Chester Willis Austin,
exparte. Granted license to practice
No. 5243. Ben F. Wasson, Jr., ex
parte. Granted license to pratcice
No. 5244. Robert F. Williams, ex
parte. Granted license to practice
No. 5245. Andrew S. Scott, ex
parte. Granted license to practice
law. *
No. 5246. Colin O. Gilbert, exparte.
Granted license to practice law.
No. 5247. Percy D. Greaves, ex
parte. License to practice law.
No. 5248. Dewey F. Brown, ex
parte. Granted license to practice
No. 5249. Pat Henry, Jr., exparte.
Granted license to practice law.
No. 5250. Henry Ware Hobbs, ex
parte. Granted license to practice
No. 5251. Robert R. Dinsmore, ex
parte. Granted license to practice law.
No. 5252. A. Y. Harper, exparte.
Granted license to practice law.
No. 5253. Hiniman Doxey, ex
parte. Granted license to practice
No. £254. Havilah Price Curd, ex
parte. Granted license to practice
No. 5255. Charles D. Williams, ex
parte. Granted license to practice law
No. 5256. Lewis A Myers, exparte.
Granted license to practice law*.
No. 5257. E. C. Henry, exparte.
Granted license to practice law.
No. ;?58. Clifton A. West, ex
mrfc llnon co fn nvQftida
No. 5259. James M. Wells, ex
parte. Granted license - to practice
No 5260. Henry M. Hood, exparte.
Granted license to piaetice law.
No. 5261. Adam L. Mars, exparte.
Granted license to practice law.
No. 5262. Abbede Sessions Peebles,
exparte (lady): granted license to
practice law.
No. 5263. Isaac Fulton Bell, ex
parte. Granted license to practice
No. 5264. Casper C. Phillips, ex
parte. Granted license to practice
No. 5265. Pervy Wilks Morton, ex
parte. Granted license to practice
No. 5266. James C. Jourdan, ex
parte. Granted license to practice
y No. 5267. William Haralson, ex
parte. Granted licnese to practice
Second Day
No. 4641. Mrs. Fannie Moody,
guardian, vs. Herbert Moody et al. Or
dered that $16.67 per month or $200 O'1
per vear be allowed for support and
education for Moody heirs.
No. 4930. Jasper McEwen vs. Mag
gie McEwen—Divorce granted.
No. 5025. Lula P. Bickerstaff vs.
She Fires on Salesman When His
Face Appears At Her Bed
Room Window.
Texarkana, Ark., May 31.—Claude
A. Dunagan, 35, well-known clothing
salesman, was shot and killed early
today by a 14-year-old girl when, ac
cording to the girl’s story, the man
appeared at her bedroom window as
she was about to undress for bed.
Seizing an automatic pistol the girl
ran out of the house, and after warn
ing the man to flee or she would shbot,
( shot in the darkness, the bullet taking
effect in the left side below the heart.
Five other shots fired by the light of
an arc light missing the man.
Dunagan ran out into the street, in
to a neighbor’s yard and then back to
the car line, when lie fell. He was
dead when an ambulance arrived.
Police officials made an investiga
tion of the shooting, but on learning
the circumstances, decided no arrest
was necessary.
Andrew M. Bicker-staff—Divorce
No. 5224. Will Reno vs. Lillie Reno
—Divorce granted.
No. 5233. Gertrude McGhee vs.
Will McGhee—Divorce granted,
i KOIR R n Pnto in T .iiIn Mnr
-gan et al—J. C. Hartfield appointed
guardian for Morgan heirs.
No. 5210. Mrs. Sallie Shipp, et al
i vs. Robert J. Goodwin et al—Ordered
that lands bo* sold and proceeds divid
j ed.
No. 5214. Curnell'o Morrison vs.
Frank Morn son—Divorce granted.
No. 5215. R. R. Pate vs. Lena Mor
jgnn et al—W. M. Woodward appoint
Jde commissioner to sell lands to sat
! isfy lien.
No. 5222. Earl D. Hadaway vs,
Gladys Hadaway—Divorce granted.
No. 4104. John Falkner, Jr., guard
ian, vs. Fannie Fox, minor—Second
accounting allowed.
No. 5221. Estate of Chas. Ghist by
I Jerry Upshaw', Administrator—Inven
tory of claims showing §2060.00 was
< approved.
No. 5221. Estate of Chas. Ghist by
Jerry Upshaw, Adm.—Ordered that
Administrator be allowed to continue
to operate the pressing shop, but not
have the use of insurance funds.
No. 5221. Esatte of Chas. Ghist by
Jerry Upshaw, Adm.—Appraisement
of goods and chattels at $1,375.00 ap
No. 4870. Carrie Buford Pope,
Adm. vs. the estate of R. D. Buford,
deceased—Final decree.
No. 5076. Samuel M. Lewis, de
ceased, vs. E. G. H. Taukersley, ex
ecutor—Ordered that executor pay
$35 to Jesse Quarles and $50 for mon
Third Day
F) P T.inHpr A rim vc
estate of F. Bi Linder, deceased—Or
dered that bond in sum of $500.00 giv
en by D. R. Linder, Administrator, be
No. 5206. W. P. Phillips, Comp.,
vs. heirs of D. C? Whitmore et al., de
fedants—Final decree.
No. 4946. Gibb Starnes, executor,
vs. estate of J. W. Starnes deceased—
To be considered at Water Valley dur
ing vacation June 25, 1921.
No 4954. First National Bank of
Oxford vs. Neirs of A. W. Metts, de
ceased—Final accounting approved.
No. 5090. A. F. Callaway, Guardian
vs. Susan Buie, non compus mentis,
war/? Ordered that not exceeding the
sum of $300.00 be allowed for sup
uo>? maintenance per year.
>T 5194. Amy Isom vs. Tom Isom
- rv"'v?e granted.
r - rt>02. Gertrude Elrod vs. John
F*’—d Divorce granted.
T* ’(576. Gilbert Starnes, Guard
-v. Fannie Starnes et al, minors—
1"'w' ? accounting approved and al
low- l
5193. Albert Vaughn vs. Eula
” hn—Divorce granted.
5184. W. I. Hargis, executor,
Calina J. Moore, vs. Mrs. Allie
et al—Ordered that exfecutor
n.y all debts due by said tetatrix
\ ! funeral expenses, and the cost
•‘table monument to be erected
•rrave and iron fence around
(Continued on page six.)
Five Officers, Two Civilians Killed,
No Survivor Left to Tell Story of
Plane Disaster.
\ !
Washington, May 30.-Army officers
were preparing today for an of
i ficial investigation of the crash dur
ing a storm late Saturday near Indian
' Head, Md., of the ambulance airplane
in which seven men, five army officers
and two civilians, met death.
The fact that every occupant of the
machine was killed, making it necess
ary for a board of inquiry to depend
lately on the observations of distant
eyewitnesses in forming their conclu
sions, made it appear doubtful that
the exact cause of the disaster could
ever be developed. The officers killed
Lieut.-Col. Archie Miller, who serv
ed in the Spanish-American war,
Philippine insurrection, where he won
the congressional medal of honor and
in the world war.
Lieut. Stanley M. Ames, who had
been married only about three weeks.
He seiwed in both the Canadian and
Anierican forces overseas and suffer
ed a severe bayonet wound while with
the Canadians. He was regarded as
an expert pilot as well as an authority
in aero engineering.
Credited With Two Planes.
Lieut. Cleveland W. McDermott,
whose home was in Svracuse, N. Y.,'
was stationed at Langley field. Ho
sei-ved in both the Canadian and Am
erican fiying forces and was decorat
ed by both governments *for valor in
the world war. He was officially
credited with bringing down two Ger
man planes.
Lieut. John M. Pennewill was sta
tioned at Langley, field, having re
cently been sent there from Kelly
field, Texas, for the aerial bombing
operations to be held next month.
Little was known here of his record.
Sergt. Richard Blumengranz, an
expert mechanic, who was stationed at
Bolling field here.
Maurice Connolly, one of the civ
ilians a native of Dubuque, la., was
sales manager of the Curtiss Airplane
company. He was a former congress
man and served in the air service dur
ing the war with the rank of major.
A. G. Batchelder, the other civilian
killed, was a former newspaper man
and one of the organizers of the Am
erican Automobile association and
chairman of its board of directors.
He was a native of Attica, N. Y.
I The plane, a Curtis Eagle, which
had been divested of its ambulance
equipment, was making a return flight
from Langley field, Virginia, to Wash
ington, when it encountered a severe
electrical storm, accompanied by
I winds estimated to be blowing at 100
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S Those who reached the wreck first
found all seven men dead. All the
bodies were closely grouped together,
; some badly mutilated by the engine
; which had been tom from its bed and
thrown backward, cutting the men
j down like a scythe as it ploughed
through the narrow passenger com
partment of the plane.
Father Gives Warning as He Goes,
Over Precipice. !
Newcastle, Ky., May 30.—Shouting
to his 12-year-old daughter, Mary
Lawrence, to jump, Burt L. Douthit,
wealthy merchant, plunged 50 feet to
instant death when the steering gear
of his automobile became disconnected
while driving along a narrow strip of
road flanked on one side by a preci
pice. As the girl leaped to safety on
the verge of the cliff the auto plunged
out of sight.
Peering over the edge of the bluff j
the child saw the body of her father
lying motionless in the wreckage of
the car which lodged against a tree on
the river brink.
She then ran a mile to where her
mother, younger sister and a great
uncle awaited the return of the auto
mobile and gave the alarm.
I wil1 be able to furnish my regular
customers Ice, all the spring, summer,
fall and winter. C. J. Lawhom
Race Riot at Tulsa, Okla., Results in the
Death of More Than 100 Persons—
Property Loss Over $1,500,000.
Mr. and Mrs. P. T. Gamble of this city left Wednesday after ,otm for
Tulsa, Okla., in response to a telegram received about 10 o’clock Wednesday
morning announcing that their son, Vernon, had been shot du ing the race
not that morning.
Later telegrams state that Vernon Gamble, who was wounded during the
riot, is doing nicely. He was shot in the left shoulder, inflicting a very pain
ful but not serious wound. The bullet was located by xray and removed from
the shoulder, ami he is able to sit up.
The race not which started early in the night of May 31, and continued
up and throughout the day, June 1, is decidedly the worst race riot in histoiy,
being many times worse than the East St. Louis riot of July 2, 191/. This
morning papers carried the following story:
Tulsa, Okla., June 1.—Possibly 100 persons dead, hundreds wounded and
property damage estimated at $1,500,000 were outstanding results tonight of
race disorders which broke out here last night following the arrest of a negro
accused of attacking a white girl and which continued sporadially throughout
This evening Tulsa was quiet with the city under martial law and its
streets patrolled by troops of the Oklahoma National Guards. Officials were
hopeful that the worst of the trouble had passed and that the coming of
dawn would find conditions restored to normal.
*! if * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * :'
* ' *
* White dead, 10.
Negro dead, 90.
* ' Whites injured, 75.
Negroes injured, 200.
* Property loss, $1,500,000.
Destroyed by fire, 12 blocks
f- of residences in negro district.
Homeless, 8,000 negroes; *
* 5,000 whites.
* Cause—Alleged attempted
* rape of white girl hv negro.
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However, they did not relax their
vigilance and it was stated that every
thing was in readiness to handle a
grave situation should one arise ag&in.
No accurate check- of the dead had
been made at a late hour and unoffi
cial estimates ran from the known list
of ten whites and 70 negroes dead,
according to an opinion of Polire In
spector Charles Daley, second in com
mand of the police force, that the list
would reach 175 dead.
The exact total, officers said would
probably never be known as a number
of negroes perished in the flames
which consumed the entire negro dis
trict which formerly housed about
13,000 negroes, including women and
Situation Under Control
A few feebles flames light sections
of the burned waste tonight while a
few lone walls rise against a back
ground of smoldering debris.
“We have the situation well under
control,” Adjutant General Barrett
said tonight. “We do not anticipate
any further rioting,” he added, “al
though nothing has been overlooked
as a precaution against its recurrence.
With Tulsa under martial law we ex
pect to see a rapid readjustment of
Hottest Engagement of the Day
One hf the hottest engagements of
the day took place in a negro church
where about fifty negroes had bar
ricaded themselves prepared to resist
the onslaught of the white crowd.
Several massed attacks were
launched against the church but each
time the attackers had to fall back
under the fire of the negro defenders.
Finally a torch was applied to* the
building and the occupants began to
pour out firing as they ran. Several
negroes were killed.
Mrs. Marie Howard entertained
Friday night with a Buffet supper in
honor of Miss Sidle, of Delmar, Iowa.
We, the bereaved family, wish to
thank our friends and laved ones for
the loving kindness /shown us when
our son and brother, Harold, departed
this life, May 21, 1921.
and Children
Although Free Springs is a live and
progressive community it has not
been heard from in some time. How
ever, we hope to do better by it in
the future.
The last week of warm weather has
enabled the farmers to make a good
•start toward working out their crops,
and crushing some of the ciods caused
by the cold and wet weather.
Work is being pushed on the new
conftete church at Free Springs,
which will be one of the most beauti
ful country churches in this section
of the State, when completed.
: This year Free Springs has one of
the best base ball clubs in its history,
and so far, has not been beaten. They
have just completed a series of four
I games with the fast and snappy Lux
ahoma club and winning all four
games by a good margin. The last
two games were played as a double
header Saturday, May 21. The fea
ture of the lrst game was the pitch
ing of Elmore, a Southpaw who grad
uated from College Hill this year,
!and the catching of Howell. Elmore
pitched air tight ball, striking out
eight of Luxahoma’s heavy batters.
Battery for Luxahoma was Brodie,
Billingsley, formerly of the Delta
league, and Corbett. The second
game was a batting contest in which
the heavy hitting team of Free
: Springs came out in the lead, 12 to
I will be able to furnish my regular
customers Ice, all the spring, summer,
'fall and winter. C. J. Lawhom.
j —
McGuire—Hays Announcement
Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Hayes, of Yazoo
| City, announce the engagement and
! approaching marriage of their daugh
ter, Nina, to Mr. Eugene H. McGuire,
formerly of Yazoo City, but now of
Jackson, the rites to be solemnized on
‘June 6.
The above announcement is one of
state-wide interest owing to the prom
inence of the contracting parties. The
lovely bride-elect is one of Mississip
pi’s most talented musicians, and by
her personal charm and i»any attrac
tions has endeared herself to all who
know her. The .prospective grooiri, fol
lowing his service in defence of his
country, came to Jackson to reside,
and is a valued mmeber of the Clarion
Ledger staff, and is a young man of
that sterling worth that makes him
well worthy of the fair girl who is to
entrust her life into his keeping.—
Mr. McGuire is well known in Ox
ford, having spent a good portion of
his time here and has many friends in
this city who join in extending best
wishes for the future happiness of this
most worthy young man.
See the Golden Rule Store for best
Bargains in Dry Goods, Shoes, Hats
and Groceries.
Number of Oxford Citizens Appoint
ed on Official Staff for Reunion
at Tupelo.
Holly Springs, Miss., May 26.—
Brig. General Wm. Garland Ford,
Commander 3rd. Brig. Mississippi
Division U. C. V. announces the fol
lowing Official and Sponsorial Staff
for State Reunion at Tupelo, Miss.,
June 8th, 9th and 10th, 1921.
Official Staff
Col. John L. Collins, Adjt. General,
Coffeeville; Maj. J. W. Brown, Asst.
Adjt. General, Coffeeville; Alaj. Baron
Leland, Commissary General, Water
Valley; Capt. S. W. Worsham, Asst.
Commissary General, Corinth; Maj.
WT A rin AT n_1 rr>_1 _ .
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Capt. J. B. Mitchell, Asst. Q. M. Gen
eral, Sardis; Maj. T. M. Moseley, Chf.
Eng. West Point; Capt. E. L. Barber,
Asst. Chf. Eng. Ripley; Maj. A. P.
Waddell, Judge Adv., Cedar Bluff;
Capt. S. R. Coleman, Asst. Judge Adv.
Greenwood; Maj. John Robbins, Chf.
Ordnance, New Albany; Capt. H. E.
Reynolds, Asst. Chf. Ordnance, Stark
ville; Maj. A. A. Young, Chf. Surgeon,
Oxford; Capt* D. Wessinger, Asst.
Surgeon, Hernando; Maj. W. A. Bur
ner, Chaplain, Pine Valley; Capt. W.
A. Anderson, Asst. Chaplain, Holly
Springs; Maj. S. G. Morgan, Chf.
Ensign, Smithville; Capt. Z. C. Fer
rell, Asst. Chf. Ensign, Colbert.
Aides De Camp.
Capt. 1. L. Mitchell, Hudsonville;
Capt. A. J. Kennedy, Tupelo; Capt. J.
C. Gates, Oxford; Capt. B. L. Smith,
West Point; Capt. G. M. Buchanan,
Holly Springs^ Capt. Volney Peel,
Chulahoma; Capt. M. G. Deaton,
Bate svi lie.
Honorary Aides.
Gen’rl. Thos. Spight, Ripley; Gen’rl.
J. L. Shinault, Oxford; Gen’rl. W. G.
White, West Point; Col. E. Q.
Withers, Hudsonville; Col. Robt. Gam
brel, Tupelo; Col. A. D. Chesterman,
Holly Springs.
Sponsorial Staff
Miss Nell Kincannon, Sponsor,
Maids of Honor.
Miss Annie Garland Ford, Holly
Springs; Miss Fanny May Porter,
Tupelo; Miss Olivia Long, Tupelo;
Miss Minnie White, Holly Springs;
Miss Julia Haughton, Aberdeen; Miss
Fannie Wright, Big Creek; Miss Mary
Walker Rowzee, Pontotoc; Miss Ward
Bynum, Corinth; Miss Lillian bpight,
Ripley; Miss Mary Roane, Grenada;
Mrs. Carrie Yates, Matron of Honor,
Tupelo; Mrs. G. M. Crook, Matron of
Honor, Tupelo; Mrs. Wall Doxey,
Matron of Honor, Holly Springs; Mrs.
C. C. Stephenson, Matron of Hondfc,
Holly Springs; Mrs. P. H. Wright,
Matron of Honor, Oxford; Mrs. l%ia
T. Baird, Matron of Honor, Columbus;
Mrs. E. D. Hood, Chaperon, Tupelo;
Mrs. L. P. Quinn, Chaperon, Green
wood; Mrs. Pinkie J. Shinault, Chap
eron, Oxford; Mrs. C. H. Wright,
Chaperon, Holly Springs; Mrs. C. L.
Bates, Chaperon, Holly Springs.
Oxford delegation will leave on the
evening of June 7.
Photographs of farms, live stock
and stretches o* en good roads and
homes are beir~ de for the great
illustrated mag ' ? which, will be
issued about S' i, by G. W. Price
and L. G. Wh5' Many beautiful
views have be' de and the work
will be pushed - rpidly as possible
until the entir ty is thoroughly
The photogr'* - Mr. White, is an
expert at this ' and will call at
your home sr . o during this
month. If yo’ some fine cattle
or hogs you 1 ' photographed for
this edition, d ps a card and we
will come and V- them. Watch
the Eagle next for our advertise- '
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