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Happenings Brief News Notes Gathered from All Sections of the State Meridian.—It is currently rumored in railroad shop circles that the de partments will be greatly increased in the near future. The report says that not only the men cut o:f recently when the railroads went back to pri vate owneship will he re-employed, but that many other men are needed to take care of the heavy work pi.ing tap in the shops. * * * • * Columbus.—The imperious H. C- L. has been dealt almost a death blow this year by Secretary H. E. King of the Mississippi State College for t\ om en. By close and rigid economy and Judicious buying in all of the markets of the country Mr. King has kept the cost of living at the big institution at a remarkably low figure. « * * * * Tupelo.—L. A. Higgins, veteran ex tension dairyman for Mississippi, was in Lee county the past week and had much to'way of the progress of dairy work. He says that, the five coope rative bull associations have as finely bred bulls as there are in the state and congratulates the workers on the organization of two moru. Sardis—The opening of the new Sardis creamery was an event in the history of this community, and a most gratifying one to the promoters of the Industry, to the people of the town and to the farmers of the surrounding section, who will undoubtedly be the greatest beneficiaries. ***** Jack.-on.—Under the auspices of Henry Graves Post Xo. 1 ef the Amer ican Legion in Mississippi appropriate memorial services were held in Smith Park. Jackson. Sunday afternoon, in honor of their noble "buddies” who sleep beneath the poppies and lilies across the AtLantic. ***** Blue Mountain.—Tippah has just or ganized a special health unit follow ing a stirring address on sanitation delivered by Mrs. Lizzie George Hen derson of Greenwood, Miss., who is malting such speeches over the state under the direction of the Mississippi State board of Health. ***** Summit.—The three days’ short comsv for e.ltib' girls at -the v*ike Coun ty Agricultural High School came to n close. Fifty girls registered in the dormitory and the number of visitors ■who came daily brought the total at tendance up to eighty. ***** Blue Mountain.—Tip?ah county farm ers have made good use of the week of fair weather which has prevailed throughout the county, and has seed ed much of their upland with corn, and cotton. Scooba—The land slide on the plan tation of M. W. Langham in West Kemper continues to cause no little excitement, as the land with the trees etill on it can be seen moving steadily. ***** Yazoo City.—Prof. Louis White, of Beaumont. Texas, has been chosen by the board of directors of the Anding Consolidated School to head that school during the coming term. Blue Mountain.—The Tippah County Binging Convention, presided over by prof. B M. Gullett, was held Saturday end Sunday at Clemmer schoolhouse, in the upper end of the county. • • * * • Starkville.—The people of Starkville end the county have been contributing liberally toward the fund being raised for the erection of a new consolidated school building at Self Creek. Hattiesburg.—The Mississippi Nor mal College closed for the term with e magnificent baccalaureate address by Gov. C. H. Brough. Kosciusko.—Attala co'tnty has en joyed a spell of pretty weather and the crops are showing great improve ment. . Clarksdale.—Clarksdale is soon to fcave golf links, it was stated by O. G. Johnston, president of the Country Club. Charleston. — The church-to-church campaign, Tallahatchie county, in the Charleston district, will begin June 2S. • * * * * Jackson.—The Hinds County Agri cultural High School has closed the most successful year in its history. Tutwiler.—The Crawley Ice Com pany has completed its building and has begun the manufacture of ice. Fernwood.—The faculty was elected for the Fernwood High School for the ensuing session. Jackson.—One hundred and twenty moonshine stills were raided and de stroyed in 14 of the S2 counties in Mis sissippi from Feb. 1 to May 26, accord ing to a report issued at the office of Maj. W. Calvin Wells, federal prohibi tion director. • • • • • Jackson.—Plans are being formed hy Jackson business people whereby they hope to acquire permanently the Mississippi' Chautauqua property at Crystal Springs, which has been aban doned as a summer outing and recre ation resort. tl MIJLI11 IIII ■ 1,1-- - . Ya-OO L..L-.— Id (il:Ci..mg Widen cd the great drainage and lioed preven tion plans, one of winch sci’.i.s sure to become a reality within 'he r.e-.t few years, is the belt-for the lower delta section, residents of this anl neighboring counties are to hear me new Coldwater-Horn Lake project dis cussed in this city cm Tuesday. June S, by residents of the upper delta who are most interested in the project and by their engineers. Columbus.—At the annual meeting of the Alumnae Association of the Mississippi State College for Women held here officers for the ensuing y< ar were elected and plans were formu lated to launch a campaign against the proposed referendum movement, in op position to the bond issue for vital repairs and improvements at the vari our state educational institutions. Biloxi.—In an effort to either have the shipyard employes special train restored between Biloxi and Pasca goula or to have the schedule of an other train changed so that they can travel to and from the two citk s daily. Mayor Kennedy and Secretary Breaux of the Biloxi Chamber of Commerce have taken the matter up with ofii cials of the L. & N. railroad. Blue Mountain.—The mid-summer term of Tippah Circuit Court will have as its presiding officer at its forth coming sitting J. W. T. Falkner, Jr., of Oxford, recently appointed to fill out the tenure of Judge Charles Lee Crum, who tendered his resignation to Governor Russell to become a candi date for congress to succeed H. D. Stevens of this district. Byhalia.—In the special election held in the Byhalia and Watson pre cincts to determine whether bonds should be issued in the sum of $35,000 for the purpose of building a nei.v school house for the Byhalia Consoli dated School District, the vote of the district was 03 to 23, the issue carry ing. Yazoo City—Sheep owners iu this section of the state, including the boys and girls of Yazoo County Lamb clubs, are expected to place on cooperative sale in Yazoo City Friday and Satur day, June 11 and 12, approximately 10. 000 pounds of good wool, according to County Agent J. S. McKewen. ***** Yazoo City,—Yazoo City celebrated the anniversary of its big tire which, in 1904, wiped out two-thirds of the assessed valuation of real and per sonal property in the city, destroying 324 buildings, which, with their con tents, were conservatively estimated to be worth $2,250,000. ***** Meridian.—Quite a numer of refrig erator f'J.rs ftrsJtei.nj^ifcfijl, here^aaSL sent out on the Alabama ’& Vicksburg to Newton and other nearby points, to be loaded with cabbage and beaus, the cars moving back through this city, being consigned to eastern points. ***** Byhalia.—After having been cut off from Memphis and other points west from this place for over two months by the absence of a bridge across the Coldwater river, the people here have raised the money and are preparing to bridge the stream. ***** Jackson.—After six days of fair, warm and semi-damp weather, the fields in the Jackson territory are showing up wonderfully improved. The laggard cotton is taking on a de cided spurt. Agricultural Col’ege.—The 13-year old locust or periodical cicada now ap pearing in many parts of Mississippi cannot poison blackberries or other fruit, says State Entomologist R. W. Harned. Blue Mountain.—Samples of soft coal, said to exist in large quantities just west of Falkner, this county, in the eastern edge of Benton, have been brought to Blue Mountain. University. — Commencement exer cises began Sunday morning with tho delivery of the annual commencement sermon by Dr. James I. Vance oi Nashville. Tenn. Jackson.—A new departure of ven ture in educational work in Jackson, is the establishment of a special vaca tion course of evening classes in home economics. Hernando.—Owing to the improved weather conditions of the pas: 10 days crop conditions throughout this part of the country have been greatly im proved. Crystal Springs.—At a recent meet ing of the stockholders of the Crystal Springs Canning Company it was voted to increase the capital stock to $4,000. • <»*** Waynesboro.—Owing to several days of continued fjir weather over this district, the farmers have made con siderable progress with their crops. * * * • * Crystal Springs.—There will be plenty of iced cars to take care of fu ture shipments of vegetables, ship : pers are informed. • • • * * Jackson.—As officially stated, those who have been selected to teach phys ical education in the summer schools are required by the State Department of Education to attend the short in tensive course in this work which is being given at the Jackson Y. M. C. A. under experts. Meridian.—The teachers of the Me ridian city schools presented Dr. C. D. Hull, who has tendered his resigna tion as superintendent of the schools after many years of service, with a 1 chp.st of silver. The End of a Perfect Day RUG OF CDUR FAVORSJUFFRf FEDERAL AMENDMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO REFERENDU IN STATES. _ I OHIO PLAN iS DEFE/ Decision of the Court Unanimous More State Needed to Ratify Suf frage—Victory Also For Prohibition. • I Washington.—The supreme co in an unanimous opinion, held t federal constitutional amendments not be submitted to popular vote ratification by states having refei dum provisions in their constitute The method of ratifying am< ments, the court held, is a natic power specifically granted by the eral constitution, and the states ha'e no authority to provide otherwise^ in so holding, the court declared indur ative provisions of the Ohio state con stitution authorizing submission of federal amendments to a referent on for ratification, and overturned stte decrees dismissing injunction ins brought by Qeorge S. suit to enjoin submission of the pro hibition and woman’s suffrage anend m^nts to a referendum vote. *Xext to the cases involving tie va lidity of the prohibition amenlment and the enforcement act, the Olio ref erendum cases were considered the most important before the stpreme court. Had the court ruled otherwise, the decision would have most likely resulted, according to court officials, in the reopening of the suffrage ques tion in approximately a dozen states and the filing of petitions for a refer endum vote. With 35 states, one less than the constitutional three-fourths, having already ratified the suffrage amendment, an opposite decision would undoubtedly have banished all hopes of ratification prior to the No vember elections. The decision, however, does not af fect the pending prohibition cases, as rone involved that question, except in directly. in view of the fact that 45 of tli" 4S states have already ratiiied ! the liquor amendment, attorneys in re i cer.tly arguing those cases before he | supreme court conceded that ever if 1 ;lie court held that the prohibition amendment could be submitted to he 1 voters, enough states without re’er i end urn provisions in their const tu I tions would remain to provide the re quired three-fourths. The court's opinion, however, puts an end to any controversy as to whether Ohio has ratified both amend , ments, and puts both definitely in the list of approving each of the amend i meat i'ower to ratify a federal amend ment, according to the court's opinion. : which was rendered bv Associate Jus tice Day. is derived from the federal ! constitution, and a sta.te h.p no au ! thority to designate the rivejms of rat, ' ification. The language of the, v-mfeti tution, the opinion said, is plain rela tive to ratification and "admits of no doubt in its interpretation.'’ - , I Bryan For Labor Committee. J Washington.—W. J. Bryan, appear ing before the Senate labor committee, urged creation of a permanent tribu nal of investigation for the adjustment of labor controversies, without autiior ; ity of enforcement. Asks Armenian Mandatory. Washington.—Authority to accept .'or the United State; a mandate ctjver Armenia was asked of congress j by President Wilson. Bold Raid in Dublin. Dublin.—Twelve soldiers, compris ing the guard of a public building here, were surprised by a party! of armed men, wdto took away their arms and ammunition and two machine guns. 20-Day Armistice. Dondon.—Turkish nationalist forces and the superior command of French troops occupying Cilicia, Asia Miaor, have concluded a twenty-day armis tice. i i AN INCREASE FOR I POSTAL lilt! J Chi NT CONGRESSIONAL COMMIS SION FAVORS INCREASE FOR ALL EMPLOYES WILL AFFECT POSTMASTERS Clerks Divided Into Classes—Rural Carriers Would Receive Added Compensation for Covering Longer Routes. Washington.—A joint congressional commission recommended salary in creases for postal employes for July 1 The advances would amount to ap proximately $33,000,000 the first year T;ie report provides increases front $150 to $250 annually for postal clerk* and letter carriers, with S4o0 for su pervisory officers. Postmasters of the first class receiving above $o,00l would not be granted increases. For rural delivery carriers the com mission recommended $1,S00 for a 24 mile, route and an additional $30 for each milejin excess of that distance. Motor route carriers covering 50 miles or more not receive in excess ^d$2J>0th^^^^^ayo£vi 1 lage deliv '$1,200. Should the recommendations of 'he commission, based on hearings held in various parts of the country, be adopted, clerks at first and second class postoffices as well as city car riers would be divided into five classes, with those in the first class receiving $1,400 annually and $100 added for each class. Substitutes and temporary clerks would receive 60 cents an hour, while special clerks would he paid from $1,900 to $2.00 annually. Watchmen, messengers and laborers would be divided into twc grades, the first to receive $1,350 and the second $1,450. Clerks in the postal mail service would be divided into six classes with those in the first class receiving $1,600, those in the sxth class $2,300 and the others graduated between. Service for all clerks, the commis sion’s report recommended, would be on an average of eight hours per day, 306 days per year. Division superin tendents would receive $4,2l0 an nually, assistant superintendents $3, 200, chief clerks $3,000, and assistant chief clerks $2,500. Pay of post office inspectors would range from $2,300 to $4,200, with an allowance of not more than $5 a day for expense while traveling. Clerks at division headquarters of the post office inspection service would receive from $1,600 to $2,600. A graduated increase was proposed by the commission for first class post masters receiving less than $5,000 an nually. ranging from $200 to $400 fcr postmasters now receiving $3,000, to $3,700 annually, $400 to $500 for those now getting between $3,7'>0 and $3,800 and $500 to $600 for those whose pay now is between $3,900 and $4,000. Second class postmasters whose presferit salary ranges from $2,300 to $5,000 would receive an. totVfease from $100 to $300. HUERTA ISSUES PLATFORM Mexico City.—Guarantees to all po litical candidates, efforts to improve conditions of the workers and to aid capitalists in developing the national resources and an intention to strength en Mexico's relations ‘with all the free peoples of earth.” were pledged by Adolfo de la Huerta, the provis ional president, in a statement given the Associated Press. Senor de la Huerta made his statement lying on a sick bed. Buys Hamilton Home. I Irvington, N. Y.—The famous Alex ander Hamilton estate. Nevis, on the Ijjank of the Hudson River, has been Purchased by James W. Gerard, the farmer ambassador to Germany, for a Client Freeze Hunting Pole. Copenhagen—Two members of Capt RAald Amundsen’s North Pole expedi tic >n, Knusden and Tessen, are re po :ted to have frozen to death duirug th< i winter of 1919-20. 1 RESERVE BOARD GHESITS VIEWS THE PUBLIC IS WARNED AGAINST EXPECTING CONTINUED LOW PRICES. WAGES DO NOT KEEP PACE Business Has Suffered From Failure of the Railroads to Meet Traffic Demands—There Is Still Much Unrest. Washington.—Despite recent reduc tions in prices, little relief from the general reign of high prices is seen by the federal reserve board, in its analysis of May business conditions. The board expressed the view that there has been no change in the un derlying conditions responsible for the high cost of living. Asserting that while “store sales" and a tendency to lower prices bears witness to the presence of “disturbing factors," which suggest the advent of wide alternation in price levels, the hoard declares it cannot accept the situation as a whole for its face value. The explanation is added that there has been only a slight increase in production, and that there is no greater disposition on the part of the general public to economize and in vest than had ruled heretofore. “The changes that have taken place, therefore," the board’s analysis says, "cannot be looked upon as indicating a modification of underlying condi tions. They may, however, afford a basis for changes in business rela tionships that may broaden into more far-reaching alteration of the essen tial price structure.” Business in every section of the country has suffered considerably from the freight jam, which has pre vented normal movement of products to markets. Effects of the tleup are noticed in the agricultural districts as much as the industrial areas, and that farmers are not the smallest class which has sought more hank help in the way of credit as a result. Results of the board's action in the direction of restricted loans already has- begun to be evident, according to | reports of the various reserve banks. 1 In addition to a general reduction in ; the value as well as volume of securi i ties traded in the financial centers, I there has been a general revision of i interest rates affecting both eommer ^ialjrager and call money, it is stated. '‘‘PheTabbr's'rtuatl.cn ctAdnglhe month has been one of the outstanding ele ments of ‘‘doubt and difficulty,” and is one of the larger problems with which the country is expected to have to deal the rest of the summer. In addi tion to intense shortage of labor on farms and at other points of primary production, sporadic strikes have oc curred in many lines of manufactur ing. notably the textile industry, indi cating in the board's view continued unrest. "Wages apparently have fallen be hind in prices and the cost, of living," the statement continues. “The move ment of labor from farm to city is continuing. Various demands for higher wages have been taken under advisement for the purpose of bring ing about compromise adjustments. General complaint of low efficiency or small output per unit of labor is prev alent, and the difficulty of getting skilled labor in some of the more highly developed lines of manufacture is now very considerable.” SENATE REFUSES MANDATE Only Twenty-Three Democrats Stand By President in His Plea For Armenia. Washington. — President Wilson’s plea for an American mandate over Armenia was rejected in the Senate by a vote of more than two to one. Thirteen Democrats cast their votes with the united Republican member ship on the final roll call, and the resduticn “respectfully declining" to grant congressional authority for the mandate was adopted, 52 to 23, In the form dratted by the Republican lead ers. Diaz to Private Life. Mexico City.—Gen. Felix Diaz, who has been carrying on a revolutionary movement in the state of Vera Cruz for some time, is willing to return to private life, now that the overthrow of the C arranza regime has been ac complished. Loan to BolQians. New York.—A new loan to Belgium, the proceeds of which will be used to liquidate $50,000 accepted credit ma turing in June, was announced here by J. P. Morgan <fc Company and the Guaranty Trust Company of New Y crk. Still Held in Siberia. . Stockholm.—Two hundred thousand prisoners of war still remain in Si beria, it is estimated by the Swiss Red Cross, according to Dr. Fridtjob Nansen, in an interview which is pub lished here. French Whip Turks. Don don.—A French column fought its way into Aintab, Syria, and after heavy fighting succeeded in relieving the town, it was officially announced t The Turks suffered heavy casualties. LIFT OFF CORNS! Doesn’t hurt a bit! Sore corn* lift right off with fingers. Magic! Costs few cents! Prop a little Freezone on that touchy corn, Instant ly that corn stops hurting, then you lift It right out with the fingers. Why wait? Your druggist sells a tiny bottle of Freezone for a few cents, sufficient to rid your feet of every hard corn, soft corn, or corn between the toes, and calluses, without soreness or irritation. Freezone is the much talked of discovery of the Cincinnati genius.—Adv.__ Phone Not an Improvement. Oscar—Why did you have the tele phone taken out of your cilice? Jim—Po you consider anything a modern improvement which gives your wife a chance to ask for money dur ing business hours, after going through your pockets the night before?—Hous ton Post. feelinTblue ALL THE TIME — Before Taking Cardui, This Geor gia Lady Suffered Until She Would Have to Sit Down to Do Housework.—Was Dizzy and Weak. Dalton, Ga.—Mrs. V. A. Burnett, of Route G, says: '“I got dowfi-ffun my back and sides, not able to do my work. I suffered a great deal. I had a depressed, blue feeling all the time. “I couldn't rest at night. I was nervous. I would be dizzy and just no-account at all. “I would have to sit down while trying to do the housework. It seemed I couldn’t get my breath. I was afraid I would get past going altogether. “I heard of Cardui and began using It. I could see after a half bottle It was helping me, so I kept it up . . . and soon I was like a new person. “I knew Cardui did the work, for no other medicine I took ever helped me as it did. I certainly can recommend . . . Cardui.” This well-known medicine, which Mrs. Burnett says helped her, is a mild, medicinal, purely vegetable tonic, for over 40 years used by thousands of women, with similar results to those which this Georgia lady obtained. Cardui should help you, too. Try It. —Adv. Impossible. “The doctor advised me to take something every day to whet my ap petite." “How did lie expect you to do that without a prescription?" 99 OUT OF 100 Of the little ills and hurts, such as Toothache, nervous Headache, or sore i ness anywhere may be quickly relieved by applying Vaeher-Balm, which is harmless. Keep it handy, and avoid imitations. If you cannot buy vncher-Bnlm lo cally, send 30c in stamps for a tube, to E. W. Vacher. Inc.. New Orleans, I La.—Agents wanted.—Adv. I - Musical Criticism. “How do you like the new singer, Jones?” “Oil. very well, except when she’s singing.”—Boston Transcript. Freshen a Heavy Skin With the antiseptic, fascinating Cntl curu 'Calcutn Powder, an exquisitely scented convenient, economical face, skin, oaby and dusting powder and perfume. Renders other perfumes su perfluous. One of the Cuticura Toilet Trio (Soap. Ointment, Talcum).—Adv. t ’ Got His Measure. Ferdie — Don't you think travel broadens one? Miss Bright—Yes, you should take a trip around the world. Sore Eyes, Blood-Shot Eyos, Watery Eyes, Sticky Eyes, all healed promptly with night ly applications of Homan Eye Balsam—Adv. I Some men are too lazy to kick when I they get the short end of it.