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Yol. 45 Oxford, Lafayette County, Miss., Thursday, Juiy 28,1921. ' No. 38. HARDING TO Si DS ERMINE THE REPORTS OF “PLAGUE” ALSO ALARM PRESIDENT—ASKS FOR INVESTIGATION. ASKS RED CROSS INQUIRY Public Health Service's Forecast of Pellagra Increase Causes Chief Executive to Paint a Sombrs Picture. Washington.—Alarmed at reports of a threatened “semi-famine,'' coupled with an epidemic of pellagra, in a large section of the southern cotton belt. President Harding has requested both the public health service and the American Red Cross to make immedi ate investigation and report what oould be done by the federal govern ment to relieve the situation. The fullest co-operation of all fed eral agencies in the relief measures was promised by the president, who declared that if found necessary. Con gress would be asked to pass special legislation. He urged that no time ba lost in ascertaining the actual condi tions and applying to the man effect ive remedy. The threat of “famine and plague,” the president wrote the health ser 1C*' illlU lue fit?U UU3&, auow from the fact that depressed markets had made it impossible for the people of a large section of the south to sell the stocks of cotton. The resulting shortage of money, he said, apparently had deprived many thousands of the variety of food necessary to ward off pellagra. HEARING ON IRON RATES. Petition by Great Many Companies Against Railroads Argued. Chicago.—The interstate commerce commission has opened a hearing here on the petition for lower freight rates on *ror ore, filed by the Adriatic min ing company and eighty other con* panics and mine operators agajnst the Chicago & Northwestern railroad and eight other lines. The companies are seeking lower rates between the iron ranges in Mich igan and Minnesota and dock points where shipments are transferred to Great Lakes boats. NEGRO STOLE HOUSE. Given Chain Gang Sentence for Dis mantling and Selling Material. Atlanta, Ga.—Ben Chapman, negro, was sentenced by Judge Humphries in Fulton superior court to serve twelve months on the chain gang for stealing a two-story brick house. Testimony at the trial showed that Chapman had employed a gang of laborers, who wrecked the building. The material was hauled away and sold, one witness testifying that a very good building had been built from material taken from the stolen house. WILL ESTABLISH KU KLUX. Plan No Interference With New Chap ter at Topeka. Topeka, Kan.—An organizer for ths Shrine of the Mystic White Cloak will be in Topeka soon to establish a chap ter of the Ku Klux Klan, according to Information received by Gov. Allen. It is said a number of branches already have been established in the state. The governor said state officials will Interfere only if acts of violence are committed. WHIPPED, BUT REMAINS. Mr*. Kate Alexander Defies Birming ham Masked Men. Birmingham, Ala.—Mrs. Kate Alex ander, grocer, who was beaten by masked men, was too ill to leave her bed, she said, as a result of the flog ging. She told newspapermen that she expected to remain in Birmingham de spite warning that she must leave "even if they kill me.” To Grow Curative Tree. New Orleans.—Confirmation of the report that the federal government would attempt to culture the Chaul moogra tree at the leper station at Carville, La., has been made by Mai. Denny, in charge of the station. The oil from the tree is to be used in treating leprosy. It is the first at tempt to grow the tree in this country. Jobless, Turns Bandit. Danville, 111.—After a long search for a job a man who said he was Jack See, Champaign, 111., held up the girl cashier of a downtown restaurant with a toy pistol and escaped with $80, but was captured by the crowd which pur sued him. TRADE—Good big horse, will work anywhere, will trade for good milk cow, if fresh. Apply at Eagle office. * l. **m FORD MUST 10DIFY MUSGLESHOALS BID UNACCEPTABLE TO U. S. IN ITS PRESENT FORM, SAYS SEC RETARY WEEKS. WANTS POWER GUARANTEE Auto Maker Suggests $28,000,000 B< Expended in Addition to $87,000, 000 Already Invested—Other Offers Expected. Washington.—While Henry Ford’i proposal to take over the Muscl< Shoals project is still being studied bj the government and no decisions havt been reached, Secretary of War Weeki indicated that considerable modifica tion would be necessitated in its terrni before the government could accept it Mr. Ford is asking a practical guar antee for the delivery of 600,000 horse power from the plant, Mr. Weeks point ed out, and this the government cat not undertake. Mr. Ford's proposals the text of which are being studied bj veriotis agencies and officers, Mr Weeks said, and in addition he hac been informed that a proposal for ac quirernent of the plant was comini to the government from a corporatioi which he would not name. The government has spent altogeth er at Muscle Shoals approximate^ $.87,000,000, and Mr. Ford suggests ad ditional expenditures of about $2S,000, 000. Details of Ford’s offer to purchas< the nitrate plant at Muscle Shoals Ala., for $5,000,000 and for lease foi 100 years on completion of the Wilsoi and No. 3 dams, providing power foi the project, at an annual aggregatt navniant nf I1.gg0.000. were mad< public. No action has yet been taken by th< government on the proposal, althougl It was announced that no other bidi had been received. LF-FT.WiFf'8 BODY, _ Man Went to Get Money to Pay Ui» dertaker—Fails to Return. Lake Charles, La.—The body of * werman, said to be Mrs. J. E. Potter who died at the Rapides boarding house in Deridder, is being held at a local undertaking establishment pend ing word from her husband, who left town for parts unknown after hei death, it is said. According to a special dispatch tc the Lake Charles American Press following the woman's death the hu.s hand had the body removed to an ua dertaking establishment, selected th« burial robes, etc., and requsted thal the body be embalmed. The man being a stranger in De ridder, was asked to make an ad e&nce payment on the funeral ex penses. The undertaker was told bj Potter that he had no money, bul dad some coming by mail, and pend ing its arrival he would go to Bor Ami, three miles from Deridder, and borrow the necessary money from « friend there. BROKERS BANKRUPT. Philadelphia Firm Notifies Exchang< of Inability to Meet Obligations. New York.—Failure of the firm ol Chandler Brothers & Co., was announc ed from the rostrum of the stock ex change. The firm is a member 01 both the New York and Philadelphh avolia no-oc nffipoc in PhilflHpl phia. Its notice to the New York ex change merely stated that it regrettec Its inability to meet its obligations. N< bint was given of the liabilities. Fire Loss a Million. Beaumont, Texas.—Fire caused bj lightning near here was extinguished by the use of chemical foam. Foiu large tanks of oil were destroyed, and caused a loss in excess of $1,000,000 BRITI8H OBJECT TO LAW. Negotiations on With United States ti Settle Difficulties. London.—Negotiations are in prog ress between the governments of Grea Britain and the United States for til' settlement of difficulties incidental b the first application of the new Ameri can immigration law, Cecil B. Harm* worth, under-secretary for foreign al fairs, announced in the House of Com mons. The announcement was in respond to a question as to “what steps an being taken by the British authorise to protect British subjects arriving li New York in first and second class a well as steerage passengers, in viei of the confusing interpretations c the new immigration law and th hardship arising from it.” We term them the weaker sex, bu many a poor devil wishes they wer not half so strong. TOWN PESTS qSWhooe I I The Town Dog, he barks at Callers and makes Friends with Tramps, chases Cats, scares Ll’l Girls, digs Holes In the Flower Bed, starts rowdy Street Fights, Tracks up the Kitchen i Floor, fills the Yard with Junk and Bones, and wakes Folks up at Night ■ howling at the Moon. TACKY PARTY. ’ A most enjoyable tacky party was 1 given by the C. E’s. at the Presby terain church parlor Thursday evening t all joined in the games and entertain , rnent of the evening with great inter . est. Delightful refreshments were served during the evening. > Miss Celia Elmore and Mr. Hubert ■ Lipscomb were winners of the prizes, for the tackiest costume worn, two ‘ huge sticks of peperment candy were ( first prizes. Swelling caused by insect bites can be reduced by using Ballard’s Snow 1 Liniment. It counteracts the poison 1 and relieves the irritation. Three 1 sizes, 30c, 60c and $1.20 per bottle. Sold by A. H. KendeL—Advertisement nim/irnn iiatpp DlmuCAj l\u 1 to A big crowd attended the picnic here i and every body went away in the afternoon feeling fine. A number of l visitors from neighboring towns were here. After Mr. Turner’s speech in behalf of the Farm Bureau, the farm ers began to awaken to the fact that they were sleeping away their time by not being a Farm Bureau member. Several farmers joined the Bureau. Now, Mr. Farmer be a progressive farmer and join the Farm Bureau. | The crops and gardens are looking ifine since the rain | Hattie Mae Burk and brother, ■ [Harold of College Hill, are the guests of Miss Dorthy Shipp, i Mr. and Mrs. Claude Moore of Ethel are visiting relatives here. Mrs. Lou Mitchell of Duck Hill is the guest of her sister, Mrs. Jeff Jones. ’ [ Miss Newtie Cathey of Memphis, who has been the guest of her sister, iMrs. Pearl Isom, has returned to her home. i Mrs. J. A. Sneed and little daughter, Dahra Lucile, who have been the guests oi their sister ana aaugnter, Mrs. Ema Jones have returned to their home in Ecru. Miss Emma Gean Mitchell has been the recent guest of Miss Lorene Jones. Mrs. Mollie Bohen is the guest of her mother, Mrs. Joe Holloman. , Quite a number from here went to Miss Christeen Waller is visiting her aunt, Mrs. Fisher, in Batesville. Miss Vera Grace Jones is visiting ' Mrs. Taylor Dunn in Abbeville. I A numebr of yung people attended the ice cream supper at Mrs. Annie [ Mills, Saturday evening. ’ the Barbecue picnic at Camp Ground Friday. Miss Pearl Castleberry of White > Haven is visiting relatives here. Prof. E. S. Samuels and family, and ■ Prof. Sneed were recent guests of t friends in Burgess. » Misses Loyce and May Belle Land ^ reth of Water Valley are the guests ‘ of their aunt, Mrs. Cleveland McElroy. A READER. M. Avenal Coming to u. 8. 5 Paris.—M. Avenal, the French menfr 3 bar of the commission that elaborated 3 the plan for the economic restoration 1 of Austria, will sail for the United 3 States soon. He probably will go to T Washington to Inform the Amercian * government of the present situation i__ Ship Company Bankrupt. New York.—The Pusey & Jones Co., which operates large shipbuilding , plants at Wilmington, Deia., and Clou 5 cester, N. J., has filed a voluntary pe tltion In bankruptcy. If STUFF USED IH pfiSs “V* ;' ' ' - - | REP. JOHNSON' TRIES TO WALLOP i SLACKER’S BROTHER.—IS STOPPED BY PETERS. I rWv? ’ ' v v •' - % RESENTS THE UGLY WORD Congressman From Kentucky Is Ro-‘ strained While Braun, Formerly a Bergdoll, Is Spirited Away “For Safekeeping.’’ , _____ |p i I Washington July 28.—A violent | encounter between Representative i Ben Johnson of Kentucky and Charles A. Braun, brother of Grover Bergdoll, slacker, broke up the investigation in riotous excitement. Spectators, fearful of gun play, wore thrown into a panic and the excite ment which followed would have furn ished a thrilling scenario for an uncen ! sored movie. I Hostilities burst from a tranquil sky while Representative Johnosn was | questioning Braun, who occupied the witness stand. Johnson did not like the way Braun answered questions. “You aren't telling the truth,’’ re marked Johnson. * Braun rose from his chair, leaned across the table, looked Johnson in the eye, and in even, measured tones said: “You are a liar.” Johnson leaped to his feet, reached into his pocket in a menacing way and started around the table after Braun. Representative Peters, Maine, chair man of the committee, became a par ticipant in the fracas. & tackled Mr. Johnson in a vice-like grip. Two more of his colleagues, Representative Flood of Virginia and Representative Luhr liig of Indiana, rushed to his assist ance. Johnson, struggling with fury, was on the verge of shaking off his captors when a husky captain of ma rines went to their aid. MANY IDLE AT DETROIT. Factories Have 11,000 Fewer Em ployes Than Year Ago. Detroit, Mich. — Detroit factories have 111,000 fewer employes now than a year ago, according to George W. Grant, secretary of the employes’ as sociation of Detroit, whose compilation is based on the figures of 79 factories and shops, about two-thirds of the plants in the city. Compared with a maximum employment of 320,000 men at the time of the industrial peak here in March, 1920, the number of em ployed had fallen to 270,000 in July last year. RAISE CAPITAL STOCK. Would Distribute Prooeeds New Issue As Dividends. Louisville, Ky.—Stockholers at a special meeting here on recommenda tion of the board of directors author ized an increase of $53,000,000 in the capital stock of the Louisville & Nash ville Railway company and authorised the board to apply to the interstate commerce commission for permission to distribute proceeds of the new is sue as a stock dividend. CHARGE LIQUOR TRUST. Big Combine With Headquarters at Pittsburg Is Charged. Kansas City.—Charge that a $1,000, 000 liquor trust with headquarters at Pittsburg, Pa., is shipping liquor by the carload to all large cities of the United States were made by Charles Edwards, chief of police. YANKEES VISIT PERU. Mission to Centenary Celebration Ar rives In Lima. Lima.—The American mission to the centenary celebration of Peru’s uiuuyuuuviiue aruvou iu vaimu wu board a special naval squadron con sisting of the battleships Arizona, Ok lahoma and Nevada. After an ex change of formalities between the Americans and the Peruvian port au thorities aboard the flagship Arizona the Americans were welcomed ashore by Foreign Minister Alberto Salomon. BIG OIL FIRE. Tank Ignited by Lightning and Four Tanks Burning. Beaumont, Texas—More than one million dollars in oil is reported al ready to have been lost in a fire, and four huge tanks are burning at Lucas, Seven miles from Beaumont. The fire started when lightning struck one of the huge wooden tanks containing 300,000 barrels of crude oil, and when the tank boiled over burning fuel spread, to others. YOUTHFUL U086EU GLAD OF ARREST I ; MESSENGER BOY HELD FOR THE PHILADEDPHIA POLICE.—HE WRITES CONFESSION. WRITES OUT CONFESSION Charles Hoffman, 16, Admits Stealing $433 Cash and About $4,300 in Checks From Quaker City Firm.—Spent Money. Memphis, Tenn., July 28.—Heffman, 16, who styled himself Marshall Hayes was arrested by Detective Sergt. Wil jliam D. Miller at the Second and Mon roe offices of the Western Union at the request of Philadelphia, Pa., police. Hoffman, a boy just at the “betwint and between” age. wrote a long con fession in Inspector of Detectives Will T. Griffin’s office detailing how he had stolen $4,580.09 in cash and checks from the F. H. White company, a leather goods bouse of the Quaker City, and also about $20 from the Western Union offices in Chicago The boy, who impressed Serjt- Mil ler as anything but a bad boy, wrote with a stubby pencil, telling the story j of his downfall and how he had stolen the money while being sent to a Phila delphia bank with it. The lad wad In the employ of the White company as an office boy. Only $433 of the amount stolen was in cash. Figuring that he had a fortune, the lad engaged a high-powered iinJousine to take him to Lancaster, Pa. Then he took a berth on a Pennsylvania flyer for Chicago, lived for a short while in the finest hotels in the loop, went flat broke and finally drifted with the current to Cairo, 111., and then to Memphis in a rowboat with a tramp. He says he is glad that he has been arrested. INTRODUCE LAND BILL. I _ j Would Prohibit Foreigner* Owning Property in Jamaica. Kingston, Jamaica—The government has introduced a bill in the legislative ! council which would prevent aliens holding land in Jamaica. Passage of the measure would seriously affect American companies operating here, principally the United Fruit company. _•_ MILLS IN BANKRUPTCY. Operators of Grain Elevators Are Un der Receivership. Topeka.—The Associated Mill and Elevator company of KanB&s City, Mo., which operates the Liberty Mill* of Kansas City and more than 20 Kansas elevators, has gone Into receivership under an order of the United States district court here. ANNOUNCE TROLLEY CUT. Brooklyn Rapid Tranait Co. Will Cut Wages Ten Per Cent. New York.—The Brooklyn Rapid Transit company, which operates most of the trolleys, elevated and subway lines in Brooklyn and Manhattan, an nounce that wages would be reduced 10 per cent August 5. ROB BANK AND CUSTOMERS. Four Bandits Get $6,000 in Minnesota Holdup at Almelund. | Center City, Minn.—Four holdup men entered the Farmers’ State bank at Almelund, eight miles north of here, held up the cashier and two custom i ers and escaped with $8,000 In cash and $6,000 in Liberty bonds. BALL PLAYER 8UICIDE. Former-Catchcr-Manager Maoon blub Drank Poison, Coroner Say*. Macon, Ga.—A coroner’s jury inves tigating the death of John W. Robin son, formerly catcher and manager of the Macon baseball club in the South Atlantic league, graduate of Harvard | University and Boston Tech, where he ; played football, decided that Robin son committed cuicide by drinking a poison. Wins, But la Disqualified. Riverton, N. J—Eugene T. Bolden of the Illinois Athletic Club, twice winner of the National A. A. U. Id mile swimming championship in the Delaware river, finished first in that event again, but was disqualified for not wearing a regulation suit, as called for by the rules. Mexico Mae Air Patrol. Nogales, Aris—Eight American mads airplanes have been delivered at Nusvo Laredo, Mezleq, for the border patrol ' df the Mexican government, and are to ; be pot into that service as soon ss | they can be assembled. DRILL FORCED 25 FEET IN ROCK Cones of Bit Dulled and New Ones, Telegraphed for, Have Now Arrived. The drillers down at the oil test well, near Paynes (Newton 1) this week encountered a strata of solid white rock, so hard that it resembles vitrified china ware. Up to this writ ing they have penetrated it to a depth of 25 feet. After the Hughes rock-bit, told about in the last issue of The Sun, was put into commission, good prog ress was made for twenty feet. Then the cones of the bit became so dull that it was decided new ones must be telegraphed for, and this was done. While waiting for the nefv cones to reach Charleston more efforts were made with both the Hughes bit and a freshly sharpened fishtail, and five feet additional was obtained, making the total depth reached to date, 3,600 feet. D. O’llourk, the superintendent in charge, came into twn Tuesday morn ing and again on Wednesday to in quire if the new cones had arrived. He got them Wednesday. On Tues day afternoon the sill broke under the rotary. While the new cones were being inserted and adjusted this sill was being replaced and other re pairs were made at the same time. It was expected late yesterday that everything would be in readiness for the resumption of drilling operations this morning.—Mississippi, Sun 22nd, inst. MISSISSIPPI OIL WELLS A report made by Dr. E. N. Lowe, state geologisjt, shows that during the years 1920-1921 eighteen efforts to discover oil have been made in this state. So far none has been success ful. Here is the summary: Chickasaw County—Drilling at 1, 299 feet on June 23, 1921. Hinds County—Elton No 1 shut down at about 1,400 feet June 11, 1921. Elton No. 2 shut down at 1, 475 feet July 16, 1921. Jackson County—Shut down at 1, 387. Waterman No. 1. Abandoned at 2,000 feet. Sea Coast abandoned at 4,000 feet. Jefferson County—Abandoned. Lauderdale County—Baird-Hughes Drilling Co., abandoned at 3,000 feet. Citizens Oil Trust Company, drilling at about 2,615 feet July 15, 1921. Lowndes County—Anderson Drill ing Company—Shut down at 750 feet July 15, 1921. Anderson Drilling Company, drilling at about 1,850 feet July 15, 1921. Madison County—Madison County Oil & Development Co., abandoned at 3,020 feet March 19, 1921. Montgomery County—Preston Oil Company, abandoned at 4,260 feet June 21, 1921. Pike County—Gulf Drilling Com pany, shut down at 1,162 feet May 10, 1921. Tallahatchie County— Charleston Oil & Gas Company, Newton No. 1, drilling at 3,575 feet July 15, 1921. Warren County—Edmonds Oil & Refining Corporation, drilling at about 2,840 feet July 15, 1921. Washington County—Alhambra Oil & Gas Company, drilling at 1,329 feet June 16, 1921.—Mississippi Sun, 22nd inst. FOR GOVERNOR. The official announcement of Judge Percy Bell of Greenville, Washington county seems to put three guberna torial aspirants of the delta within three whoops and a holler of each no if i o un rlorof Anri fVi Q f P.nn, gressman Humphreys, also of Green ville, and Senator Franklin of Clarks dale, Coahoma county, may run. Pressure is being brought, it is said by the press of that section to get Hon. W. D. Houston of Aberdeen, Monroe county to become a candidate. Speaker Conner of Covington, and Lieutenant Governor Castell of Hol mes are also spoken of. The primary does not take place f/ rover two years—August 1923 Hinds County Gazette. /. If hot weather saps your energy and you can’t work well, it is a sign that your system is full of bilious impuri ties. You will be sick if you do not do something. Take Prickly Ash Bit ters, the remedy for men; it cleanses the blood, liver and bowels, restores strength, vim and cheerful spirits Price $1.25 per bottle. Sold by R. R. Chilton A Co.—Advertisement.