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events Gathered from All Cor ners of the State and Told in Briefest Form Flora.—An election will be held in this district of Madikon county for the purpose of seeing if the taxpayers are. willing to gravel a public road a short distance west of Flora. And It will be the first time in the history of the voters from this precinct that the Blection will be held with women as officers. The chairman, Sid Powell, has named the following women to hold this election, with the men as sisting: Mrs. R. B. Crisler, Mrs. C. B. Graves, Mrs. E. B. Childress, and Messrs. W. L Ross, HgJ J. Jones and E. Colluin. The vote polled at this election will not be heavy, as the farmers are very busy gathering and marketing their crops, and as usual the high prices now prevailing will keep them very busy until they have finished. Jackson—Articles of association of the new Magnolia Life Insurance com pany have been filed with the secre tary of state. The capital stock is fixed at $400,000, divided into 40,000 shares of $10 par value each. These shares are not to be sold at less than $25 per share, for the purpose of ob taining a sufficient working surplus to the capital stock. The corporation is permitted to begin business when $50,000 of the capital and $75,000 of the surplus shall be fully paid in. The domicile is to be at or near the city of | Jackson. Jackson.—A. D. Campbell, a promi nent real estate man of this city, has received from W. F. M. Smith, member of the federal loan board at Washing ton, notice of his appointment, at the request of T. F. Davis, head of the farm loan bank at New Orleans, to the post of appraiser for this district. Mr. Campbell has accepted the 'appoint ment with the understanding that his work be limited to this territory. Hav ing formerly served as appraiser for the state, he is thoroughly conversant with the work. • * • • • Meridian —Armistice Day, Nov. 11, Is to be celebrated in this city by Hamasa Temple with a Shrine cere monial. The plans are well under way. One of the number of distinguished guests who will be here for the occa sion will be Past Imperial Potentate Elias J. Jacoby, of Indianapolis, who was Hamasa’s guest the day the arm atice was signed. While the class that look the Shrine here was a large one, numbering about lufl, it is stated the ane to be put over the hot sands on armistice day will be much larger, probably reaching as high as 260 »r 300. West Point.—Cotton buyers in this and adjacent cities have gone wild over the purchase of cotton and cotton teed. A neighboring town was report ad as paying two cents per pound for cotton over the Memphis market. On account of the wide publication given many bales of the fleecy staple were •carried from this county there. Now come the West Point buyers, wide awake and hustling, paying top prices and sending buyers into other coun ties, buying all the cotton they can f«t. Indianola. — Circuit court opened here with Judge S. F. Davis presiding, who delivered a long charge to the ijrand Jury, making special mention of :he Sunday law statute and that bear ing on whisky peddling and making. He asked the jury to make diligent in luiry as to the disbursement of public funds. Twenty composed the grand |ury, with J. C. Daily as foreman. The pourt will continue four weeks, begin ning with 350 civil cases on docket. Hazlehurst.—Copiah county is fur nishing dozens of expert truck grow ers to other counties who are to enter the vegetable business another year. Emmett Marchetti and J. C. Miller have been employed in eastern Mis sissippi to manage truckers’ associa tions there and to sell vegetables after they are grown. Now comes along Claiborne county and takes five farm ers in a bunch to help the beginners there to grow and market truck crops. Marks.—All Quitman county gins are running and cotton picking is in full swing. P. M. B. Self of Marks, who is a large plantation owner in this county, fyas shipped one carload from his Posey Mound plantation at Essex, and another from Marks, while A. N. Love shaped a carload from his plan tation at Darling. One hundred and fifty bales were contained in the three consignments, which went to Clarks iale and Memphis. Meridian.—Richard Johnson, negro, tO, arrested in connection with the robbery of the Alabama railway com pany’ supply store here several days ago, and who the officers state has made a full confession, appears to be the only one connected with the affair. • * • • * Yazoo City.—The Yazoo City busi ness men are getting busy for the big get-together tour oj the country. Twenty-eight cars have been pledged tor the five days’ tour, gnd each will be filled with representstves from the different business firms. .... Jackscn.—Bura HUbrm, state super risor of negro school a states that $7,* 100 will be spent tb is fall in equip ping sevsn of the ne'wly erected traili ng schools at New Albany, Stark rille, Tu >elo, Wigg/.ns, Monticello, Itta Bena an 1 DoddsvU.le. The equipment includes school room furnishings, such as desk » and blackboards, and ap paratus for home economics depart ments a id manual training, including blacksmi thing. Sardis—Spencer ft Dobyns, solici tors for Mississippi’s 9300,000 quota of the J2.000.000 fund to be used in astablishing the greater Southwestern Presbyterian University in Memphis Jeparted from Sardis highly pleased with the enthusiastic reception tender id by the Sardis Presbyterians. The ;ontribu:*ons in cash and pledges ap proached 92,500 and assurances of ad litional :iums were given. Crystal Springs—D. B. Buie, who has in charge the campaign to exterminate the ant, announces that all of the cans md syrup have arrvied and are in the iepot, a id that as soon as the men !rom th* agricultural department, in charge of the ant extermination for ,he government, can reach here, that the cans will be distributed over tbe :own. Last year splendid results were aoticeable. Hazlel urst.—The Copiah county pen sion bond has finished its work for ;his year. Twenty-eight new pension srs were added to the list for the coun yt and six taken off by reason of leath or removal. Copiah draws the heaviest pension fund, from the state jf all c .unties, and each year sees a net gain. More than 10 applications were denied at the recent sitting of the pension board. Walthall.—There have been daily fains h< re for 10 days, but now the weather has cleared up and farmers ire driving their mowers. The hay :rop ha. improved some and will turn jut bettar than was expected. Some farmers have gone back to first prin ciples aid are pulling fodder from late corn. The corn crop is overwnelming. and the cotton crop almost nothing, but this county will see her way through. Jaeksi n—"The divorce rate in Mis sissippi is three times greater than the average for the United States and ou: record 1 ir annulling marriages is ex reeded 1 y that of only two other states in the l nion,” declared Chancellor V. A. Grifl th in convening the Hinds ;ounty chancery court. "May God speed ti e day when we will pass a law pro Ibitiug divorce, regardless ol the cam e," he said. Jacksc n.—Dr. Hudson Chadwick, ex scutive inspector of the state live stock s; nitary board, has received a new shipment of tags for his anti-cat tie tube rculosis work, which will b« sent out to veterinarians of the state at cost. The testing and tagging ol cattle in the state greatly simplifies the mat er of interstate •hipments, as cattle bearing this official ear tag are not held up in transportation. Gulf pc rt. — The Harrison countj board of supervisors have adopted i new fish and game law, which will gc | into force at once. A license of $1 | will be charged for hunting and Wil be good for the season, Nov. 1 tc March 1. A license of $1 will be charged for fresh water fishing foi the year. No license is required foi salt watar fishing. Charles Evans ha< been appointed game warden and foui deputies will be appointed later. Hazlefiufst—Hon. Percy E. Quinn congressman from this district, ant who has represented the, district foi 10 year ., has been In town shaking hands wun 111s cuuauiucuvo, ouu vw ing the people what congress proposec to do at the coming session. He thinki the work of the present congress > hard one, but says the process of work ing «it the revenue laws will gradual ly work out. Hattiesburg.—Resolutions cover in; all important phases of the labor sit uation in Mississippi were adopted a the convention of the state federatioi of labor More than 100 delegates wer present from all over the state. Na tional disarmament was advocated n one of the resolutions. Another con demned the use of injunctions ii strikes. Sardir..—The Mississippi creamer; association, of which the Sardis cream ery company is a member, received i telegram from their New York agen for an immediate shipment of twi carloads of butter. At least one-thiri of this amount will be furnished b; the Sardis creamery, which is doin; good work toward putting Mississipp dairy products into the hands of th' eastern consumers. Jackson.—All of the nine injunctioi suits filed against the Mississippi rai road commission which were to b tried in New Orleans, have been dit missed by the various railroad con plaining. West Point.—In order that th i <•' might survive, Mr. Stovall, rev ve for the Columbus and Greenville rail road, had to give heroic treatment t Its expense accohnt, necessitating th curtailment of a great many convei knees which the public had been et Joying. One of these was an every da; local train running from this city west The announcement of the putting bad Into service of a dally local frelgb from this city west is indeed pleasin to the public, and an assurance tha there is a general increase in buslnea of the road. _ I BEES LOOPHOLE IN LETTER OF PRIME MINISTER—PRESS HA8 ■ RECOVERED ITS VOICE. BORAH GETS NO HONORS Arthur Griffith Is Expected to Hfead1 Delegation to Inverness Instead < of Oe Valera—Ulster Some- J what Worried. - ^ I London.—Reports from Dublin 'to both the government and the Irish rep-' resentatives here indicate that there is; s strong demand among the rank and' file of the Sinn Feiners for aecept snce of the government’s invitation to, i conference at Inverness by Dail Elre inn at its next meeting. It iB pointed; aut by Irish represematives here that it is quite within the possibility for1 the Irish to ignore the first parapraphs af Prime Minister Lloyd George’s let-, ter and to accept an invitation to “as-' certain how the association of Ireland' with the community of nations known, se the British empire can best be rec-' snciled with the Irish national aspira-, tions.” This is regarded as admitting difr sussion of every possible relationship even that of a dual monarchy which is said to be the solution gaining favor among the moderates. A most significant sign is that the Irish press has recovered its voice and le talking for the first time with some, show of Independence. Every news paper is urging acceptance. *It is stated in Dublin that Mr. de Valera will not accompany the delega tion to Inverness, but it will be led by | Arthur Griffith. It is reported here lutii mr. juiuju in wuaiwuue postponing the date of the conference for a week- This is due to the fact that that the “highland gathering,” which is the fashionable highland function of the year, takes place in Inverness dur ing the week of Sept. 20 and the hotels are all booked to the doorB. The thrifty hilghland hotel keepers want .to have i both the “gathering” and the confer 1 ence, but they refuse to turn out the "gathering" guests, who have more money to spend, for government offi cials. AUTHORIZE GRAVEL CUTS. Eastern Carriers Will Make Heavy; Reductions. Washington.—Eastern carriers were authorized by the Interstate Commerce Commission to make heavy reductions, on five days’ notice In rates on sand, gravel and crushed stone, applicable, between practically all points in east-; ern trunk territory, including Pennsyl-i vania, New Jersey, Delaware, Mary land and portions of West Virginia I and Virginia. The new rates are to become effect five October 1, and will substitute a 15 per eem increase over the 1920 rate for the 40 per cent raise put into effect last August. * FIFTY ESCAPED BY TUNNEL. « Interned Sinn Feiners Worked Weeks Underground. Dublin*—A tunnel requiring many | weeks to construct was employed in effecting the escape of fifty interned - Sinn Feiners from Curragh intern ment camp in County Kildare, where ' about 1,500 prisoners were under guard. The camp is surrounded by several rows of barbed wire entan ' glements and is heavily guarded by soldiers. The prisoners built the 1 t*nnel under the barbed wire, using 1 seme of the flooring of itheir.huts for 1 props. The most difficult part was ' | to elude the guard. ROCK ISLAND VALUATIOlJf. r ! Washington.—In the first tentative t valuation report covering the property x of the larger railroad systems of the t United States the Interstate Commerce Commission announced that the final , value of the property owned and leas ed of the Chicag', Rock Island & Pa cific railway system as of June 30, 1915, was $322,277,596. This valuation covers 'the total property of the sys r tern devoted to common carrier purJ . poses. x * On total property owned by the Rock t Island a final value of $252,062,920 was , fixed by the commission and a value l of $251,809,983 was placed on the prop r erty wholly owned and used. r -*— > i Johnson Turned Down. 5 Atlanta, Ga.—The nomination of Henry Lincoln Johnson, negro repub lican national committeeman from 1 Georgia, has been unfavorably acted upon by the senate committee, which i beard appeals for and against the ' Georgia negro, according to advices re " ceived here from Thomso'n, Ga., quot ing United States Senator Watson. ! CHOKED BY PAPER. * 0 T - — Louisiana Child Dies Frofn Getting 5 Wad In Its Mouth. * Monroe, La.—A little baby Of Cbas. ‘ Snail, living south of Luna, is dead ' as a result, it is believed, of being r ohoked by paper. - Snail said that the child a few days t ago got a wad of paper in its mouth t and became choked, and in getting 5 the paper out the baby was badly t bruised by the rinsers of the parents, i The child became seriously ill and died, after lingering for a few days. THE RANK AND FILE FAVORCONFERENCE UNDERWOOD MOST PROGRESSIVE ON THE LIST—OTHERS LISTED AS “STAND-PATTERS.” TALK Of DUAL MONARCHY Idaho Senator, Who Originated Idea of the Conference, Is Entirely Snub bed—Labor Plans Big Dem onstration. Washington.—Democratic criticism was leveled at President Harding be cause he did not appoint Senator Bor ah of Idaho a member of the American delegation to the disarmament confer ence. Senator Hitchcock of Nebraska, ranking democratic member of the senate foreign relations committee, said Borah’s appointment “livould have been a guarantee of a very earnest and determined effort to produce im mediate results.” At the same time Hitchcock called on all democrats to give “moral sup port to the effort being made by this conference to promote armament re duction.’’ He said he realized that the Amer ican delegation must, in the end. rep resent Harding's views and policies. In this respect the selection of Hughes, Root, Lodge and# Underwood “should cause general satisfaction. ’ Hitchcock said, as "they constitute a strong committee," and one in thor ough accord with Harding s moderate nrncrrfl T» i “Some of us would have been glad to see men on the committee who hold more advanced views on disarmament than President Harding is supposed to hold.” Hitchcock added. Comment here on the personnel of the American delegation centered around the fact tiiat Harding selected four m< n whose public careers have I been marked by the same characterise tic—coi; serVatism. A “safe and sane" delegation is the way political opinion characterized Harding's selections. In ultra-progres sive circles the delegation is regarded as* "stand-pat” and reactionary," with the exception of Underwood. GEORGIA WOMEN MAKE APPEAL. Protest in Eloquent Words Against Re sort to Mob Law. Atlanta, Ga.—An appeal against mob ; law was issued by a committee of very 1 prominent women who are members of the Georgia state committee of inter racial co-operation. The special com mittee, headed by Mrs. A. W. Lawton i of Savannah, adopted resolutions stat | ing that while they apreciate the chiv alry of men who will give their lives for the purity and safety of women,” yet we feel constrained to declare our convictions concerning the methods sometimes employed in this supposed plan.” YEAR FOR REV. BROCKMAN. Chicago.—Rev. Henry Brockman, German Lutheran minister, who preach es in Stomboi, Mich., Crystal Falla* Mich., and several near-by villages, was ; sentenced to one year in the house of i correction and fined $200 and costs by Judge Schulman of the morals court. He was charged with contributing to the delinquency of Caroline G. Biele, 18 years old, of Crystal Falls, at the home of whose parents the minister stopped while preaching in the village. The girl came to Chictigo August 30 to study music. The minister came to Chicago about the same time. ARGENTINA READY TO BUY. American Exporters May Compete Suc cessfully, Commissioner Says. New York.—Argentina is on the verge of a purchasing boom for all classes of merchandise and Conditions there are such that American export ers may successfully compete with any other foreign country, Robert S. Bar rett, a former United States trade com missioner to South America, said here. Mr. Barrett has Just returned home after making a survey of the commer cial situation in Argentina. American prices are higher, due to the exchange situation, with a 35 per cent premium on Mie American dollar, he said. The exchange i# offset, how ever, by the fact that deliveries from Europe are slow. IOWA CORN SUFFERED. Heavy Rain, Wiied *>nd Electrical Dis turbance Caused Loss. Dee Moines, Iowa. — Considerable damage Is believed to have been done to corn and property over Iowa duridg a severe electric storm, which was ao oompanied by a heavy rain. At Creator! 3.38 inches of rain fell. CA8KET FAILED TO ARRIVE. Military Funeral Services for Lieat. Hoffman Held, However. Detroit.—Full military funeral serv ices were heW here for Lieut. Edward Hoffman, who lost his life overseas, despite the fact the casket containing his body failed to arrive as scheduled, with the bodies of twenty-four of hie oomrades. Hundreds of friends of the dead officer gathered for the services. No explanation of the failure of the body to reach here was receive*. j REDS PREPARE TO FIGHT ROUMANIANS - ■ ,j| STATE OF WAR IN BESSARABIA ON THE ROUMANIAN FRON TIER ZONE IS DECLARED. i! — i TROTZKY PREFERS PEACE • Hinting at Aggression by Roumin ^ ians, Red Leader Declares That Penetration of Russia Will Be Stoutly Resisted Riga.—The Russian soviet govern ment has declared a state of war in Bessarabia, the Roumanian frontier zong. * According to the Rosta News Agen cy, Leon Trotzky, the Bolshevik minis-, ter of war, has gone to the Ukrajpe, apparently In connection with the re ported mobilization of Roumanian or anti-Bolshevik troops recruited in Rou-, mania. At Zhitomir, according to -the Rosta, Trotzky said: “We want peace, but those who want to penetrate Russia forcibly will col lide with the armed Red fighters.’’ SEEK “POT OF GOLD-’* Government Will Demand All Berg doll’s Property of Mother. Washington—The government Is go ing after the famous Bergdoll “pot of gold.’’ Thomas W. Miller, alien prop erty custodian, has announced that a complaint had been prepared demand ing of Mrs. Emma C. Bergdoll, mother of Grover C. Bergdoll, as attorney in fact fcr her son. all property in which ne nem any interest, incoming gum coin taken from the treasury before the draft evader escaped from federal authorities, and fled to Germany. It is expected 'the cqmplaint will be held In the federal district court at Philadel phia. - Demand was made on Mrs. Bergdoll last May for delivery of all property belonging to her son or in which l»e had any interest, Mr. Miller said, but despite repeated extensions of time al lowed Mrs. Bergdoll. the property has not been turned over to the govern ment- This, he added, made it neces sary to taKe the aotion planned. GATHER AT NEW ORLEANS. Scientists and Charwomen Attend Fed eral Employes’ Convention. New Orleans.—Government employ es with occupations ranging from sci entist to charwoman were represented at the opening here of the fifth annual convention of the National Federation of Federal Employes. Rfylassification of the civil servlc® on a merit basis, elimination of pol itics in appointments and promotions and a standardized pay scale fixed ac cording to skill and training, three measures which the federation is cam paigning for, will’be again discussed at this meeting. Several hundred del egates are present. They come from every government service. BIMINIS ALONE GAIN. _ Other Sections of Bahama Islands Ls» ing Population. Nassau, Bahamas.—The Bahama Isl ands, the British colony lying off the Atlantic coast, show a decrease in pop 1 ulation during the last ten years, prin cipally on account of emigration to Florida. This is the first decline in i numbers in the recorded history of tho i rnlonv. I The census just announced places ! the*population at 55,944, which marks a decrease of 2,913, or 5.2 per cent since 1911. Demand for labor in the United States is regarded as the cause. The Bimini Islands, where much liq uor was sent to the United States when it went dry. has a population of 510 people, an Increase of 134 in the 19 years. WHITE RUSSIA REVOLTS. Daily Mail Report* Insurrection FeL lowing Food Levies. London.—White Russia is the scene of an insurrection against the soviet authorities, says a Warsaw dispatch to the Daily Mail. The trouble began, It is said, as a result of forcible food levies by the BolBheviki. The Inhabi tants of this section of Russia fought to protect the supplies and the insur rection is declared to be spreading. Mine la Washed Ashore. Portsmouth, OMo.—Discovery of a mine, three feet in diameter, coated with barnacles and oysters and pro vided with an electrical firing device, washed ashore at Oceanview, near here, has given rise to the theory that perhaps a number of ships lost off this coast recently may have met their end by striking one of these explosive der elicts. HAS MASKED BANDITS. Mexico City’s Automobile Marauder* Similar to Those In U. 8. Mexico City.—Mexico City, like New York and many other cities, has it* gangs of masked bandits who use au tomobiles and at times engage in re*j Tolver duels with the police. A Mveljr exchange of shots took place the other night when e p»>liee car caught np with one of the ijangs on one of the main downtown streets. Pedestrians took to cover as bullets flew freely, hnt the gang got away. * BAPTISTS ORGANIZE • TITHING CAMPAIGN Baptists of the Southern States are out to enroll five hundred thousand tithers by May 1, 1922. Mississippi Baptists are asked to secure thirty thousand of this number. Organi zation is now being perfected in ev ery county and every church for put ting the Campaign over. November 27 to Decemher 4 has been designated as “Half Million Week”, when the churches will iegtsfer the results or their efforts. The following workers have been chosen to represent Lafayette Coun ty: Rev. R. Q. Leavell, Oxford, as Di rector for the County. Dr. C. C. Longest, Oxford, as lay man representative. Mrs. R. H. McElroy- as represen tative of the W. M. U. Dr. P. S. Berry, Water Valley, rep resentative of the Sunday Schools and Mr. Murry Taylor, Oxford, as 1 representative of the B. Y. P. U. ^ Two years ago this denomination t successfully put over their great 75 Million Dollar Campaign, and their efforts in this ney program will be watched with interest. * i -4 i TO THE BAPTIST CHURCHES OF LAFAYETE COUNTY. - ] m As clerk of the Lafayette Coun ty Asociation, I am addressing this letter to through the Eagle, to ■ let you know that at least $20.00 more I is needed for the printing of the minu- £ t tes of the association. Until this J amount is in hand I cannot close a con- M tract for the printing of the minu tes. The manuscript is ready for the printer, 'nut must be held until enough money is in hand to have the printing done. Some churches have sent no minute money and some have sent so small an amount that it does not help much toward the printing of the minutes. Let the pastors and the of ficials of the churches who sent noth ing and of the churches who sent only a small sum see to it at onca that enough is sent in to have the minutes printed. The minute will be larger than usual on account of having the Constitution and Rules of Decorum printed. Do not neglect this matter, but attend to jt at once. I can do no thing until the money is in hand. I am not asking for any thing for my services. W. I. HARGIS, Clerk. University, Miss. • PROFESSIONAL CARDS JAS. STONE, OLDHAM, STONE & STONE, Attomeys-at-Law, Oxford and Charleston, Miss. F. M. HEARD, 7 NOTARY PUBLIC OXFORD, MISS HARRY M. BRYAN ATTORNEY AT LAW Southeast Corner nf Square TAYLOR H. McELROY ATTORNEY AT LAW Office Over Beanland’s Tailor Shop OXFORD, MISSISSIPPI H. T. SMITH FULTON BELL * SMITHS BELL LAWYERS Offices over Rowland^ Drug Store. S OXFORD, MISS.