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Says Government by Injun< ticn
Should Be Prohibited—La
bor and Capital Must Be Put
On an Equal Footing.
Washington, Nov. 30.—Organised
labor’s attitude toward many ques
tions pending and likely to come be
fore congress was outlined today by
Mathew Woll, vice president of the
American Federation of Labor, rep’y
ing to a series of questions submitted
to lalmr leaders by Chairman Hays,
of R< viblican national committee.
I To make the fruits of labor more
I effectively usable for the welfare of
the country, capital and labor, Woll
declared, must be placed on an equal
footing by making all corporation
t charters provide that under their
powers th" holding might not deny
employes the right to organize, bar
gain co’leetively through “representa
tives of their own choosing,” or to de
termine for themselves the conditions
and relations of thoir service. With
out this check on corporate powers,
he |aid, “the domestic conflict now
raging-—cannot and will not be per
manently ended.”
Dir ussing plans to settle or mini
mize industrial unrest, Mr. Woll de
clared “arbitrary exercise of unwar
ranted and unconstitutional authority
by our courts,” could not alay it, ad
ding that “to avoid building up a
judicial aristocracy” the word of the
supreme court, state or federal,
should not be final on the -constitu
tionality of an act. He proposed re
enactment of the measure after it had
been held unconstitutional should
take place it on the statute books
despite the court.
9ateguard freedom.
“Government by injunction,” he
said, “should be prohibited, the rights
and liberties and freedom should be
fully safeguarded and the upbuilding
of a judicial autocracy made impossi
ble for all time to come.”
Congress he said should “speedily
approve the covenant of the league of
nations including the labor provisions
contained in this remarkable docu
I ment which ho’ds the hope for future
f peace of the world in keeping, in
stead of filibustering and fiddling
away like Nero1 while Rome was
Measures to prohibit child labor,
total immigration exclusions for two
years, a government employes and re
tirement minimum wage act, a fed
eral employment service, elimination
of convict labot competition, soldiers
land legislation, state loans to home
i builders and repeal of all taxes on
necessities, were advocated.
Denounce Railroad Bill.
Mr. Woll denounced the pending
; bill for railroad control offered by
! Senator Cummins, Republican, Iowa,
j as “the most un-American piece of
' legislation ever proposed by anyone,”
and suggested that the railroads be
not returned to private operation for
two years to permit the people mean
while to suy what would be done
with them.
Under no circumstances, he con
tended, should any commission or
other agency be authorized to fix
wages or hours, and while the federal
compensation law has done good, it
- should be amended as to' its rates
to keep pace with the cost of living.
Women should receive equal treat
ment and pay with men, but should
: be given tasks only proportionate to
their strength and potential mother
j hood, the letter stated.
Discussing accident and unemploy
ment insurance, Mr. Woll declared
i the true solution was to strike at
j unemployment itself by “a system
atic elimination of many of the sea
sonable industrial undertakings.”
The United Mine Workers, he said
in asking for a five-day week were
| “in reality asking for a greater pe
riod of work rather than a greater
period of idleness.” Universal ob
I servance of the eight-hour day would
tend, he said, to adjust conditions of
, unemployment in many industries. If
| these matters were adequately dealt
with, he added, workers could lay by
Savings to care for their families in
times of stress or idleness.
Answering if labor desired to “par
ticipate in the control and manage
ment of industry and share in prof
its and losses,” Mr. Woll said profit
sharing as thus far proposed was “a
sham and a fraud,” and a “cloak for
excess profits.” The suggestions as
to sharing profits and losses “bor
I ders on the absurd,” he said.
“If workers are to share in the
losses, then let us establish shop sov
iets and let the worker also manage
and operate the entire industries,” he
said. He added:
“American labor demands only a
voice and control in such industrial
matters and managements a3 affects
their interests as workers and which
are determined largely by their con
tracts of employment.”
Mr. Andrew G. Wagner, brother of
the late Mr. Q. R. Wagner, died at his
home in New Castle, Pa., on Thurs
day, Nov. 27.
During Mr. Wagner's several visits
here, he made many warm friends,
who will deeply regret to know of his
death. ,
His quiet, gentle manner endeared
. him to all who knew him.
To Poultry Breeders of Yalobusha
The Alabama Poultry Club Agent
has asked if Mississippi can supply
Alabama Club Girls with a number of
ptus of poultry sometime soon. I
know we have several pens of poultry
over the county of ail breeds and I
want to know just how many. If
you have any pen of four pullets or
four hens and cockerel, whether you
are a club member or not, let me
know so I may get a sale for them.
Wiite me price, breed, number for
sale, also price per pen. These birds
mu?t be sent on approval and we
must ship good stock for breeders.
Tuesday was Potato shipping day
in Water Valley. From morning un
ti well toward the middle of the
afternoon the Main street of Water
Valley was literacy lined with wagon
loads'of sweet potatoes, awaiting
their turn to be unloaded in a car for
shipment to market.
Two cars were loaded by farmers
and shipped co-operatively under the
direction and managements of County
Agent A. G. Hamilton while one car
was shipped by Messrs. L. B. Mur
phree and W. B. Crews individually.
The farmers shipping the two cars
under direction of County Agent
Hamilton received $1.00 per bushel
for the potatoes f. o. b. cars and were
shipped to parties at Grenada.
Messrs. Murphree and Crews ship
ped their carload to Greenwood where
they expect to sell them at a good
The Water Valley Develop
ment Club Should Investi
gate This Idea.
The town of Vardaman is in the
swim this year on kiln drying Sweet
Potatoes. A company there that
owns and operates a storage house
for potatoes now have in storage
5,000 bushels, prncipally the Nancy
Hall variety. It is said to be the
nicest and biggest lot of sweet pota
toes ever seen in one collection in
Calhoun county. Some fifty farmers
have potatoes in the lot, and they
are being kiln dryed for future mar
keting. This is all a mighty good
idea. We think the people of the
country around Vardaman are going
to profit by their experiment, because
it will enable them to keep their
potatoes safe and sound until after
Christmas, when potatoes are usually
scarcest ana more in uemtuiu, uien
they can be marketed in any quantity
to suit the buyer, which is another
advantage and it is very likely that
those people will realize right around
$2.00 per bushel within sixty days
from this date. There was a big crop
of potatoes raised this year, and they
are now selling at a dollar per bushel,
weather conditions of digging this
fall, they are not going to remain so
pentiful after the first few hard
freezes. We look for a big waste
from rotting. The storage house at
Vardaman prevents waste. It is a
means of saving that you have made
and also holds it until the market gets
right. So it is a mighty good move
and the farmers of that section are
fortunate in having the opportunity
to store their big potato crop with the
men who have taken the necessary
steps to prepare for the proper care
of the produce. It will make Varda
man a great sweet potato market, as
well as other farm products that she
already has a considerable record for
in the marketing line. The outside
world will soon learn to get in com
munication with Vardaman, Miss.,
for something good to eat.—Dixie
Douglas, Wyo., Dec. 2.—Wm. Car
lisle, the artful train robber, who for
three weeks had laughingly defied civ
il, railroad and private detectives,
was captured today near Glend, Wyo
ming after he had been seriously
The bandit, who had secluded him
self in the cabin of Frank Williams,
about 18 miles from Douglas, fought
desperately the posse which had been
in pursuit until he fell from his
wounds. He Was shot through one
lung and doctors said this might cav\s$
his death.
Tuesday the Water Valley Motor
Co., received a car load of Ford Auto
mobile trucks, most of which have
been sold for some time past.
First Woman Ever Elected, and
an American at That. Would j
Not Execute the Kaiser But1
Banish Him On Obscure1
London, Nov. 30.—The worst pun
ishment the world can give the kaiser
is to leave him alone—exile him to
an obscure island.
Lady Astor, M. P., Britain’s first
woman commoner, thus disposed of
the most interesting international j
problem in the first announcement of
her policy given out today at Clive- |
den, near Windsor, where she is rest
ing in preparation for her installation
as a member of the House of
Commons tomorrow.
“If we execute the kaiser,” she
added, “he will be a martyr, and we
do not want that kind of man as a
This recalls the scene on the Astor
estate at Cliveden just before the war,
when the king and a distinguished
party of German diplomats, including
Prince Lichnowsky, the German am
bassador to London, and Count von
Bernstorff, the German ambassador to
Washington were Lady Astor’s
Bested Von Bernctorff.
Von Bernstorff, after viewing the
magnificient estates from the terrace
in front of the hall, praised it pro
fusely to the hostess, who retorted:
“But I’ll bet you’ve got plans right
now in your pocket for the invasion
of this beautiful country.”
Von Bernstorff reddened visibly
and quickly turned the conversation
into another channel.
“But I was right,” her ladyship said
Of her new responsibilities before
the world Lady Aster said:
“I am fully conscious of the respon
sibility resting upon me. I did not
seek the nomination, but I did not
shrink from it. I will do my duty,
you may rest assured.”
Her programme of service in the
Commons was summed up thus:
*“For five years England has been
concentrated on destruction and lin
ing on her capital. We must reconsti
tute our industrial organization and
increase our exports.
“I stand for temperance with a cap
ital T. We must solve the British
drink question with local option. Eng
land is not ready for prohibition.
“And I’ll be no silent member. If
I should fail at Westminister the con
sequence would be lamentable, not
for the men, but for the women of
England—-in fact, of the world. I am
going to stand for British men and
women and hope to make demands on
the government which will be really
Christmas shopping is perplexing,
no matter if your heart is filled with
the joy of Christmas giving, still you
are perplexed and bothered.
Times and conditions change not
only the taste of individuals but cus
tom, style and fashion are regulated
and controlled by “the times.”
Fashion has “decreed” that ap
propriate and correct Christmas
Gifts this year shall be useful and
sensible presents. Wagner & Co.
have made a Special Christmas Sale
beginning now and extending through
the Holidays for the convenience and
profit of shoppers of this section.
This sale is full of special Christmas
articles, appropriate and correct for
gifts. Call at their store and let them
help you in yoUr selection of gifts
for your loved ones. See their big
ad in this issue, it is full of Christmas
suggestions and rare bargains
Crusade Against Shc^t Skirts,
Eye-Brow Paint.and ‘'Flour
Faces’* Is Launched By Girl
New York.—A crusade against
short skirts, high heels, rouge, lip
sticks, eyebrow pencils and “flour
face” has been started by the Girl
Scouts in the public schools and high
“The ‘bahy vamp* has no place in
the ranks of the^Scouts,” said Miss
Marlon Bishop, local director of the
3,500 Girl Scouts in the city, the
other day. “We have written regula
tion governing the matter of dress or
the excessive use of powder or cos
metics, but, by what might be termed
a 'gentleman's agreement,’ girls will
refrain from short skirts, high heels,
face powder or rouge.
“To each Scout in the city is to be
given the task of converting at least
three others from the use of facial
camouflage and showing them that
it is to their advantage to give the
skin and complexion a chance to de
velop naturally.
United States Again Put On
Fuel Rationing Basis. Coal
To Be Issued To First Five
Classes on Priority List. No
Relief in Sight.
Washington, Dec. 1.—War-time
restrictions on the nation’9 use of
coal, more stringent even than those
applied during the war, were ordered
into effect today to stave off a fuel
Moved by reports of dimishing
coal stock and growing danger of dis
tress in numerous sections, the gov
ernment sought no compromise with
striking mine workers, whose walkout
forced the emergency, but asked for
national determination to endure pri
vation and discomfort until coal min
ing was resumed on its terms.
Fuel Administrator Garfield, acting
in conjunction with the railroad ad
ministration, gave notice that hereaf
ter only the essential consumers in
cluded in the first five classes of the
war priorities list would be supplied
with coal, and asked the help of all
state and municipal authorities to
make rationing effective.
The order, which made national
those restrictions already put into lo
cal effect by regional committees
where the pinch of fuel shortage has
Been reit, cuts oir supplies trom all
with the exception of transpoi tation
agencies, which includes international
and coastwide shipping as well as mail
roads, federal and local government
institutions, and establishments, in
cluding concerns working on govern
ment contracts; public utilities, in
cluding newspapers and retail dealers.
Railroad administration officials con
ceded that it meant widespread ces
sation of industrial operations, only
justified by the gravity of the situa
Mr. Ben Barrett the popular I. C.
fireman living in North Water Valley,
is one of the best fellows that ever
lived. Ben has a heart in him as big
as a wash tub and he is generous to a
fault. There is no murder in Ben’s
heart and he is as harmless as a
However Ben was the principal in
a near tragedy that occurred Monday
night at his home and since the
terrible event happy-go-lucky Ben has
been as solemn and sober as a
preacher officiating at a funeral.
Monday night Ben came very near
killing a man, and this is the way the
terrible tragedy happened:
Monday Ben butchered two fine
large fat hogs and after cutting .them
up, put the meat in his wood shed to
cool that night. During the night
something awakened Ben from nis
peaceful slumber, and the first thing
that popped into his head was the
thought of all that fine meat in his
wood shed. Ben hastened to the back
window and took a look at the wood
shed. And to his consternation Ben
thought he saw two big strapping men
at the wood shed, one inside passing
out as fast as he could, the fine pork
to his companion on the outside. Ben
didn’t stop to pray or ask advice of
his wife, he flamed up like an enrag
ed bull at the smell of fresh blood,
grabbed his trustworthy double
barrelled snot gun, opened wiae tne
rear door, then Bing! Bang! went
both barrels at the pork purloiners.
Following the second shot Ben saw
something fall, then he dropped his
gun and wilted as limp as an old
greasy dish-rag. Ben knew he had
killed a man, maybe two of them and
he was overcome with such deep emo
tion that he wouldn’t go to the wood
shed to see the dead. Instead he had
his wife go, who after making a close
inspection of the woodshed reported
back to the remorseful Ben that the
woodshed was locked tight, the meat
all hanging as left on the previous
night—that there were nq dead bodies
in sight, hut that her nice new ironing
board which was leaning against the
side of the woodshed was completely
ruined as it had been riddled by his
two shots.
At the conclusion of his wife’s re
port, Ben gulped and gasped a few
times, then whispered to his wife,
“For the Good Lord’s sake, don’t
whisper a word of this to anybody,”
and she didn’t.
Local Lodge No. 33 meets in K. of
P. Hall every Second and Fourth
Friday night of the month. Meeting
at 7 p. m. All visiting members
Will be held in Hamner’s Furniture
store, opposite the I. C. R. R. station,
on Friday and Saturday, December
5th and 6th., opens at 10 a. m.
Many fine articles offered for sale.
Lunches served, hot coffee, cake,
everything good to eat Remember
the date.
Jesse Porter, colored, wanted by
the Atlanta Federal Prison authori
ties, was captured Monday by City
Marshal, Chas. Doyle, and the man
is now se.curely held awaiting the
arrival of the prison authorities from
Atlanta to return him to prison.
It seems that Porter violated his
prison parole and escaped. The At
lanta officials being unable to find
him, offered a reward of $60 for his
capture. Marshal Doyle knew Por
ter and kept on the lookout for him.
His vigilance was rewarded Monday
when he found Porter on a freight
train bound for Oxford. It was a
neat trick turned by our efficient
Marshal and the $60 reward will make
a joyful rattle in Charles’ pocket
when he gets ready to buy Christ
mas presents.
Will ship cattle and hogs from
Tillatoba Tuesday, Dec. 9th. List
vour cattle with Mr. George Lyon.
Will ship from Water Valley, Tues
day, Dec. 16th. Shippers in Water
Valley district list your cattle with
Secretary Water Valley Development
Next stock shipment from Coffee
vi’le will be Jan. 13th. List your
stock with me before bringing them
in. At this writing cattle are up
some but hogs are down.
We have an offer of $1 per gallon
for sorghum molasses in barrels. This
price is for 12 pounds gross F. 0. B.
shipping point. If you have molasses
to sell in barrels list same with me
and if we can get a car I will ship
sometime in this month. I believe
that this is about all that you can ex
pect for your molasses.
Corn is worth about $1.65. From
all indications corn will be $2.00 per
bushel before spring. I don’t be
lieve that Yalobusha County will
make more than enough corn for
home consumption, but if you can’t
get what your corn is worth here we
will ship it for you. We have in
quiries for corn every few days.
The cow pea crop is extremely
short. It Is not only short here, it is
short all over the south. Peas will
sell for $4 or $5 before spring.
There will be quite a bit of les
pedeza for sale. Lespedeza seed will
move freely until next April. We
are going to sell your seed if you
don’t get in too big a hurry. I be
lieve that we will be able to move all
the seed in county for $7 per bu. f.
o. b. shipping points. You get your
seed clean and bring me a sample and
I will sell them for you.
The hay market is advancing very
rapidly. I have had some orders for
lespedeza hay for over three weeks at
$30 per ton f. o. b. shipping point,
but have not found the hay to fill
order. If you have good lespedeza
hay rufining 85 per cent, or better
you will be able to get $32.50 per
ton or better.
Any time that I can be of service
to you call on me. I am,
Very sincerely,
County Agent.
Holly Springs, Miss., Nov. 23.—
Jewelry and bonds, principally Liber
ty bonds, of unknown value, were se
cured by robbers who blew open the
vault of the Bank of Holly Springs
last night. They made their escape
without leaving a known clue. Funds
of the bank were in a new “burglar
proof” safe only recently installed,
and were not reached by the robbers.
Valuable private papers were stolen,
although the men were careful not to
take registered bonds or registered
war savings stamps.
Coffeeville, Miss., Nov. 29.—J.
G. Smith, rural letter carrier was run
over and killed by a train this after
noon while returning to the office
from his route. He was formerly tel
egrap operator for the Illinois Cen
tral Railroad, but had been on the
mail route ten years.
O. J. Ross & Co., the hustling pro
duce commission firm of the city
have purchased the S. D. Addington
store and produce business located
on Cemetery street. Messrs. O. J.
Ross & Co. have taken possession of
the new business and moved their
produce business to the Addington
store on Cemetery street where they
are now located.
O. J. Ross & Co. will re-stock the
store and in addition to the poultry
and produce business the firm intends
to conduct one of the best grocery
stores to be found in the city.
Senator Newberry and 134
Other Parties Indicted By
Federal Grand Jury in
Michigan—two Plead Guilty
Balance Under Heavy Bond.
Grand Rapid, Mich., Dec. 1.—Un
expected progress was made today by
federal officials in preparing the way
for an early trial of the 135 men, in
cluding United States Senator New
berry, who were indcted by a federal
grand jury Saturday on charges of
corruption, fraud and conspiracy in
connection with the Newberry elec
tion campaign in 1918. Service was
secured on a number of those indicted
and first arrangements were held
before federal judge sessions, half a
dozen of the defendants appearing
in court.
Two Plead Guilty.
Something of a sensation was caus
ed today when two of those cited in
the true bills, but whose names did
not appear in the list announced
Saturday, came before Judge Sessions
and pleaded guilty to counts con
tained in the indictments. These
were Wm. E. Rice, a Grand Rapids,
printer, who this morning pleaded
guilty to conspiracy and was released
under bond of $1,000, and Allie K.
Moore, formerly a Grand Rapids
newspaper man, later a publisher at
Marquette, Mich., who pleaded guilty
late today to four of six counts.
Several others of the 121 whose
names had been withheld pending ser
vice of the warrants, correctly sus
pected they had been named m the
indictment and appeared voluntarily
in court today. They included Geo.
G. Rogers, former Grand Rapids
alderman; Geer. K. Welsh, Kent coun
ty manager of the Newberry cam
paign; Charles Carpenter, former
member of the Grand Rapids health
board and Roman named Golcheski,
said to have been employed at a
salary of $150 a month to work dur
ing the Newberry campaign among
the Polish residents of Grand Rapids.
All pleaded not guilty, Glocheski
being held in $2,500 bail and the
t*h«r& at $1,000 each.
Newberry to Appear.
That a bench warrant had been is
sued for Senator Newberry was indi
cated today when it was announced
that Clerk Charles Potter, of the
federal court had furnished United
States Marshal O’Conner with one for
each of the 135 persons indicted.
Mr. Ike Dickey who recently pur
chased the A. A. Barnett store located
at north-east corner of City Park,
has put on a big cleanup sale which
is now in progress and will continue
for 16 days.
At this big Bale Mr. Dickey is sell
ing out at big discount all Ladies’
Suits, Waists, Dresses, Children’s and
Girls’ Dresses and Middie Blouses,
also 100 pairs of Boys’ Shoes. These
goods were all bought before the ad
vances in prices and are sold during
this sale at 25 per cent, less than the
wholesale price today.
Mr. Dickey needs more room in his
store and is closing this elegant line
out at prices that will move them at
once. Now farmers and workmen
here is your chance to buy your
family needed wearing apparel at
wonderfully low prices. Don’t wait
as the goods are going fast.
Says Oxford and Water Valley
Are in A Class to Themselves
When it Comes to Filth.
The Oxford Eagle says that Dr. C.
M. Shipp, state health officer, has
been in the city a few days this week,
and we gather from remarks that he
is not pleased with the sanitary condi
tions in Oxford. He says that there
has been some improvement in the
sanitary condition of the grocery
stores, but that they are yet far from
being up to the standard. He says
that Oxford and Water Valley
are in a class by themselves, or
words to that effect, when it cornea to
filth. He praised Winona, Grenada,
Tupelo and some of the other north
Mississippi towns, as being kept clean
and said that the grocery stores, res
taurants, hotels and cold drink stands
in those places were up to the stand
ard sanitarily.
It is to be regretted that the square
in our city is used for a hitching lot.
Oxford will never be kept in a sani
tary condition so long as our officers
will permit the public square to be
used as a hitching lot.
Special Agent Charles Early re
ports 4,899 bales of cotton ginned in
Yalobusha county up to Nov. 14,
1919 as compared with 5,318 bales
up to corresponding date in 1918.

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