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STATE NEWS D^rma.— Mrs. Cordle Poteete, wife ■RLuther Poteete, who died at her after a lingering illness, was w ysd at Oak Springs, Meridian,—O. L. Mcjfay of this city, president of the board of trade and cotton exchange and executive agent of the Southern and Mabile & Ohio railroads in Mississippi, is seriously ill at bis home here. Little hope is en tertained for his recovery. West Point.—Clay county is fast be coming the premium county of tho south in the matter of producing high class Jersey oows. One of the first sales of register of merit Jerseys rais ed in this county will be made by C. <3. Lundy & Son, Oct. B. Monticello. —Hon, G. Wood Magee oi the local bar has just been commis sioned by Gov. Lee M. Russell to hold theh September term of the circuit court at Marion county, which began on the second Monday. Judge Weatii ersby, the regular judge, is still ill and now in Memphis, at the home of his brother, Dr. Lee Weathersby. Meridian,—State Inspector Lyon of the Mississippi board of health depart ment, has just concluded an inspection in this city, in company with Dr. R. J. Wilson, county health officer, don demning a number of places which it was alleged were conducted in viola tion of the state health regulations. Hazlehurst.—Prof. W. B. Hughes has accepted the position as principal of the Marion and Walthall county agri cultural high school, and has gone there to assume his duties. He has been a teacher of this county for sev eral years, and his promotion caused a vacancy in the county, which had to be filled by anew man. Hazlehurst.—The Baptist churches at Sardis, Spring Hill and Damascus are planning to employ their coming year's preacher on the partnership plan, and now have Rev. J. A. Landers here preaching his initial sermons at the different churches, after which he will probably be called to serve tho three churches for the coming year. Carrollton.—While pretty 18-year-old Nora Bert Scruggs, daughter of Char ley Scruggs, lies ill abed In the Carroll -county jail, persisting that she alone fired the shot that ended the life of her father, the belief is growing that this girl, one of the most lovable and rijflnest characters this county ever Pjjiew, la shouldering the blame to abV'-dd some loved one. Wyatte.—Thieves entered the garage of Magistrate Richard D. Patrick, who is also a prominent member of the Tate county board of supervisors, and removed all of tho tires, which were practically new, from his Ford, and made good their escape. This is the second time within the past four or five months that the squire’s Ford has been stripped of its tires. He is of fering a nice reward for the apprehen sion of the thieves. * Biloxi.—One of the largest shrimp catches to be made this season in a single haul was made by Hudson John son, who has charge of a large shrimp boat for the G. B. Foster canning com pany of this city. The catch, which •wag made outside, was so heavy that part of it had to be released before the seine could be pulled out of the water. The haul totaled 90 barrels of shrimp, for which the local factory paid the fisherman the sum of $450. Wyatte.—Cotton picking is well un der way, but the crop is much below the estimation of producer. The drouth, boll weevil and arm yworm are respon sible dor shotage. Raymond Avens, a prominent young farmer, while out in his cotton field found to his surprise 13 well developed boll weevil in a sin gle bloom. It Is thought that the wee vil cannot do further damage to the already short crop yield. Gulfport.—With 356 students enroll ed from throughout the United States, as well as several foreign countries, the Gulf Coast military academy has begun Its ninth annual session. Col. R. B. McGehee, superintendent of the academy, was in charge of the exer cises, where were held in the academic building. Out of the number enrolled 275 will attend the senior school, while the others will attend Junior academy. Blue Mountain. —To maintain the wholesome democratic spirit which has always characterized this institu tion, Blue Mountain college, which was started as a school for the training of girls of limited financial means, al though no longer appealing primarily to this patronage, has abolished all Greek-letter and similar exclusive clubs with the opening of the current ■ipeion. * StarkvlUe—Prof. W. E. South, a prominent educator' residing in this city, has. left for Castleberry. Ala., where he has accepted a lucrative po sitron in the high school of that town. Prof. South taught In the schools of Mississippi for many years, having come here from Tippah county. Brookhaven, —A stretch of stables 800 feet In length will house exhibi tion slock at the county fair, October October 13-15. So great is the enthu siasm that plans are being laid for a five-county fair lor next year. Brookhaven, —Miss Bene Kearney, candidate for the United Stales Sen ate, will speak at the Lincoln County Fair October IS, and Hugh D. Ste phens, candidate for the same office, cn October 14. Greenville —A most interesting meet ing was held at the delta experiment station at Stoneville. when the home economics agents of the delta district convened, with state director. Miss Su sie U. Powell, and district director, Mrs. Della B. Alley, both from the A. & M. college, in attendance. Charleston.—An interesting and en thusiastic meeting of the Delta Staple Cotton Co-operative association was held here. Daniel F. Fredrlc, a pflomi nent local planter, presided, and he in troduced G. C. Council of Greenville, Miss., field director of the organiza tion, who addressed the meeting. Elev en new members Joined. Meridian.—The management of the | Meridian office of the Western Union telegraph company has changed hands, L. R. Dubin of Jackson, Tenn., suc ceeding C. S. Bradford, who has been transferred to Jackson. Tenn. The Meridian office has recently undergone improvements to the extent of about $20,000. Houston. —Avery Interesting revival meeting is now in progress in the First Christian church of this city. The pas tor. Rev. Frank K. Dunn, is being as sisted by Dr. George W. Kemper, pas tor of the McLemore Avenue Chrisian church, Memphis. Two services are being held daily, with large attendance and good interest manifested. Meridian. —By order of Chief of Po lice M. H. Yarbrough, 100 pounds of sugar seized by the police in the search of a negro house recently, was sold at auction at police headquarters. The sugar was bought by Police Offi cer Ed Culpepper at six cents a pound. West Point. —Baptists of the south ern states are out to enroll 500,000 Others by May 1, 1922. Mississippi Baptists are asked to secure 30,000 of this number. Organization is now be ing perfected in every conuty and church for putting the campaign over. November 27 to December 4 has been designated as ''half-million" week, when the churches will register the re sults or their efforts. Derma —Sheriff C. R. Young of Pitts boro has Just announced the jurors fox the fall term of circuit court, which will convene at PUtsboro the fourth Monday, Judge C. Leo Crum of New Albany presiding. The spring term was pretermltted and owing to the fact that a number of stills have been cap tured and Illicit whisky dug up there will be a heavy docket. Dumas.—Farmers in this section are literally making hay while the sun shines, and are laying up much feed stuff for tho coming winter. Breeders in this territory have large numbers of live stock on hand, and many are pre paring to carry much of their shock over the winter in anticipation of a bet ter market. Derma. —The pension board of Cal houn county, composed of J. C. Ml tele ell, J. L. Cobb, R. N. Province, A. Hol lis and-M. D. Lantrlp, met the first of the week at Plttsboro and revised in general the old soldiers’ and their wid ows' pension lists. As these good peo ple get older they get more disabled and as a result several were classed higher to draw more funds. . Blue Mountain.—Only about one ap plicant out of each four obtained a first-grade teacher’s license in the re cent Tippah county examinations for whites, according V> Wof. John E. Pearce, county superintendent of edu cation In Tippah, who declares that the teats are being made more and more difficult to ellmlxfate the unpre pared teachers. Nashville. —Senator Jbhn Sharp Wil liams, who cancelled a speaking date here on account of illness, has recov ered from bis indisposition, accord ing to advice from Monteagle. Senator and Mrs. Williams will remain at MonP eagle, where they have been since the recess of congress for a week’s vaca tion In the mountains. Later they will go to the old family home, Benton. Tunica.—At a meeting of the board of supervisors it was ordered by the board that It shall be unlawful for any nonresident of the state of Mississippi to fish within Tunica county unless he has in his possession, ready to ex hibit to the game warden or any other officer or person, upon request, a li cense issued to him by the sheriff of said county, such license to be issued to such nonresidents pay ment of a fee of $25. ••• • • Hazlehurst.—T. T. Slay, C. A. Shoe maker and J. M. Taylor, road commis sioners of Beat 5, Copiah county, are asking for bids from road builders to construct four and one-half miles of gravel pike In Beat B. The roads to be built are in remote parts of the district and will greatly aid the dwell ers in extreme western Copiah to get to their trading points at Crystal Springs and Hazlehurst, Meridian.—C. E. Irving, general su perintendent of the Mobile & Ohio railroad, with headquarters in St. Louis, hag just concluded an inspec tion of his company's property In this city. Durant —One of the most prominent citizens of Durant and Holmes county, Hon. V. Bolt Johnson, died at his home just west of town. He was 60 years old and the father of Hon. H. H. John son, of Lexington, who was a former member of the state legislature from this county. IAST MISSISSIPPI TIMES, STARKSVILLE, MISSISSIPPI BOARD PROTECTS RAIL WORKERS JOBS ROADS MUST HAVE JUST CAUSE FOR DISCHARGING MEN—PUB LIC INTEREST AT STAKE. ORDERED TWO REINSTATED Missouri Railroad's Employes, Let Out Without Cause, Must Be Given Jobs and Full Pay for Time Lost. Chicago.—The United Slates railroad labor board estabi'shed a precedent that railroads do not have the right to discharge employes without Just muse. In a decision ruling that the Butler County railroad, a 41-mlle line In Southern Missouri, must reinstate two men released because they belong to the same union as the men work ing under them. The decision said that the board was fully aware Us ruling was contrary to numerous Unit ed States supreme court decisions on the matter, but that it construed Its duty to be to decide every question Justly ami reasonably regardless of the legal rights of either side. "The board is fully aware of the su preme court decisions (that a corpora tion has the right to discharge its men as it sees fit) and has no disposition In any way to question the soundness or Justness of these decisions," said the board's ruling. The ruling then pointed out that the transportation act. creating the board, gave It no power to enforce Its decree and that one might lake the view that the board was to decide Us cases ac cording to the legal angles and that a court would uphold and enforce them, or that it was to decide “in a Just and reasonable manner" which would be as fair as possible for all concerned. “The public interests demand con tinuous and uninterrupted operation of the transportation lines," said the decision. “It Is plausible to assume that the purpose of congress (In passing the transportation act) was to provide as effective means as possible to prevent an Interruption of traffic growing out of disputes. Bun without regard to which the view of the purpose of this legislation Is correct . . . the board nevertheless feels that It should de cide all disputes In a manner Just and reasonable to the parties concerned, and . . . that congress did not inland or expect to limit the labor board . . . according to the strict legal rights of the parties, because If It did . . . the disputes never could be solved.” The railroad, which runs from Pop lar Bluff, to Mo., to Tipperary. Mo„ discharged Jesse Hicks and Frank Mos ley. two subordinate officials, when they joined the United Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes and Railway Shop Laborers. The board orders them reinstated and ppld In full for the time since their discharge, less what they may have earned In that time through other work. The decision held that while a rail road could pick Its officials as It saw fit, Joining a union was not Juat cause for discharge. Cleaned and Cursed. London.—Workmen cleaning the beautiful east window of St. Catherine Cree church, which was damaged In an air raid in 1917, discovered an Inscrip tion which read: “Thomas Jordan cleaned this window and damn the Job, 1815. Albert Truement ditto, 1818.” The present workers admitted also that cleaning the windows was a troublesome task. MOLD STATE LEGISLATION. Farmer* and Laborers’ Reconstruction League Formed in Oklahoma. Shawnee. Okla. —The Farmers and Laborers’ Reconstruction League was formed here at a meeting of farmer and labor representatives, the an nounced purpose of the new organiza tion being to foster a program of stale legislation which was to be outlined during the session. John Simpson, president of the Oklahoma’s Farmers’ Union, was made chairman of the meeting, and T. T. Harvey of Okla homa City, secretary. Col. W. H. Har vey of Nonte Ne, Ark., was the princi pal speaker. SHIP IN HURRICANE. Makes Only 103 Miles In Forty-Eight Hours. San Juan. P. R. —The steamer Porto Rico, with 125 passengers, arrived here from New York, 24 hours lake, having been delayed passing through a hurrl canoe. The wind blew at a rate of from 90 to 100 miles an hour. In 48 hours the steamer made progress of only 103 tr.lles. WED SEVENTH WIFE AT 90. Atlantic, lowa.—Fred Harris, 90 years old. has just married his sev enth wife. All hl wives were daugh ter* of Peter Yost, who lived la Mil waukee and sailed a freighter on the Great Lakes la the sixties. Harris beg-,c by marrying the oldest daughter of Yost and has gone rignt down the line. The last five were widows. Mrs. G.tslave Eldelmann Is the last bride, and she Is now 78 years old. GHICAGD BANS KU U PAH NO MASKED MEN CAN MARCH, SAYS FITZMORRIS—WILL NOT ISSUE PERMIT. KLAN MAY FIGHT RULING Ex-Gov. Dunne Issues Statement At tacking Secret Organization. Rep. Dyer of Missouri Draws Up Resolution. Washington.—Representative Dyer (republican), Missouri, has begun prep aration of a resolution of inquiry into the Ku Klux Klau, based upon the charges pieferred by a number of newspapers, and hopes to have it ready when congress moots. Experts on the constitution and fed eral statutes will bo consulted before the next is finally divided upon. Mr. Dyer wauls the measure to be flaw less. Ho believes ample authority ex ists for an investigation. Chicago.—First official action by lo cal authorities against the activities of the Ku Klux Klan was taken in Chi cago. It came in the form of a defi nite declaration from Chief of Police Charles Fitzmorrls that parados of members of the Klan or other organi zations whose members appear masked will not be permitted in Chicago streets. "Reports have reached me that a loop parade of Klansmen is being planned." the chief said. "No permit will be Issued for such a parade. "If the Klansmen or other masked persons attempt to inarch the police will break up the parade roughly if necessary. Masks are all right in ball rooms, lodges or in other private places, but they will not be permitted on the streets." While the chief was stating his altl tude, the Illinois- committee of the Na tional Unity Council, recently formed to fight the Ku Klux Klan, was draw* ing up lines of battle at a meeting In the Morrison hotel. .Kx-Oov. Edward K. Dunne, chairman of the organization, stated thai it was growing with the same astonishing ra pidity with which the klan had swept the naitlon. He Issued a statement In which ho denounced the klan, and at the same time made known the principal objects of the council. "The National Unity Council." he said, “contemplates by peaceable moans and open methods an appeal to the conscience and sense of fair play which exists in the great body of American citizenship, to discourage and suppress lynch law and violence, to uphold the American courts as the only tribunal for settlement of all pub lic and private controversies, and to Inculcate friendship and good will among all of American citizens ■n this great cosmopolitan country. "It will be open do every citizen." TO WORK EIGHT HOURS Order Includes First, Second and Third Class Officials. Washington.—Postmasters of the first, second and ‘third class from no’" mt >-st put In an eight hour day un de.* an onbr announced by Postmaster General Hayes. Postmasters "shall devote a mini mum of eight hours daily during the business part of the day, to their du ties as postmasters, the order reads, * Ah-I shall give thstr personal atten tion to rite business of their offices and shall cot absent tremselves (hare frrm fir u longer period than tv days without written authority from the postoffice department." .o explanation accompanied the order. HARVARD CUSTOM UPSET. Woman Mlrister Conduits Chapel Ser viics at Venerable University. Cambridge, Mass. Dr. Rowena Morse Mann, minister of the Third Unitarian Church in Chicago, the first woman to receive a degra from the University of Jena in Germany, has attained anew distinction. When she- appeared recently in the pu pit of Appleton chapel at Harvard University to preach to the students o; the summer school she broke Har vard tradition. Never before in the nearly 35i- years of the Institution's history has a woman conducted chapel services. Virginia League Head Sustains Arbi ter’s Decision. Portsmouth, Va.—Acting under the recent decision of K. M. Igtndls, su preme arbiter of baseball, W, R. lirad ley, president of the Virginia league, announced that he had thrown out all games won by the Wilson (N. C.) club up to July 23 In the second half pen nant race. This decision pulls the Wilson team to fourth place and puts Norfolk on top. WILL SEEK AMITY. Tokyo.—The Kokuminco, or nation alist party, has decided to send one of its leaders, RepresenlaiJve K/taujiro Pehara, to the United Slates during the Washington conference on the limi tation of armaments and Pacific prob lems, with the purpose of advocating friendly relations between America and Jaj.nn. The Seiyu-Kai.. or govern ment party, will dispatch so* eral of its members privately 10 aot as advisors to !the official delegation. ONLYA COLD I ' /\i ® / BUT DON’T NEGLECT IT V cS? A cold Is an acute ca \ / \ larrh which can easily be \ come chronic. A great A Ol£->. V/ ] many dlsonara may be trac / / I* \V •) *d to a catarrhal condition Vl At /„ f / liVIVVv °l *he mucous membrane* | lyjj lining the organa ot parts. I IJffil PE-RU-NA i AN IDEAL EMERGENCY REMEDY ir| T * doses taken In time have saved thousands from serious II sickness. For (Illy years Peru na hat been the popular family I B medicine (or cough*, colda, catarrh, (tomach and bowel disorders H and all diseases ol catarrhal origin. KEEP IT IN THE HOUSE | Tablet* or Liquid Sold Everywhere ! No Matter^L W What Ails You ® 1 iiiiiil lllilli r There's a “V.V.” rom ■ l|||j I' I ody at your drug storo ife I | ,|| orgont'i-iil storo-u mn- Sw y. i lilllk |||i 1 edy that’s time-tested A I llliL illlli , ni"l merit-proved by iiS I 'l||P the Van Vloot-Mans ®: i • field Drug Cos., of Mom- S?';' IS I [I jihia—the South’s lead- H mg wholesale drug B HI 1 pippin house. ® HI c , . Look for the “V. Y. ,f 'll 9 lno onield label ou all medicines |B| That Prelects and accessories you Van Vleet-Manafield Drug Cos, Samth'a Lmroaat Whotfmmt* OrugglalM, Memphis, T.nn. NOT A CASE FOR SURGEON Ambition* Medical Student Wn Slight ly Too Precipitate in Jumping to Hie Conclualone. “After the first crash," Imparted the first hospital surgeon to the sec ond, "I run over to where it lay on Hie pavement: and when I raised It up, I saw at once flint Its ribs were smashed, while a gaping hole was torn in its—" "Pardon me, doctor," broke In Hie medical student, who lind on tight these words as lie was about to pass by Into Hie consumptive ward, “hut If you have no objections, I'd like to take u few notes on Hint accident case." He pulled his notebook from his pocket. “Was the case a child?" “No,” the surgeon Informed him to Ids embarrassment. "I was speaking of my umbrella." —Science and Inven tion. Hit Job. "I thought you said your father was In the railroad business." “I did not. 1 said he was a depot master." "Y’es, hut Isn’t that a railroad Job?" "Not at all. He’s depot muster ut w gust line station.” Do you discriminate at the dining table —or are you thoughtless? Inthousandsofhonvs, an older person, but In a line” is drawn at the many cases the nervous breakfast table. Tea or system and allied bodily coffee is served for functions will become “grown-ups” and Postum weakened. The surest for children. But some way to avoid such pos parents do not discrimin- sibilities is to quit coffee ate. Caffeine and tannin, entirely and drink Postum the injurious contents of instead. The change per. coffee and tea, seriously mits you to get sound, retard the development of restful sleep. nerVeti “ Ue9 Postum is the well c en * known, meal-time bever- Consequently, instead a ß e- Like thousands of of rich, satisfying Postum, others you will like it be children are over stimu- cause, in flavor, it is lated by the drugs in tea much like a high-grade and coffee; and so may coffee. grow up irritable and Do away with the dis nervous. Any doctorcan tinction at the table . tell you that this is a Serve delicious Postum, great evd and should be piping hot> to M the fan £ corrected. ily. One week's trial and AUU , it is likely that you'll never Although some par- „ a , , return to tea and coffee. ents feel a certain justin cation for the personal ’ postum cornea In two • . rr . forma: Instant Poctum (;n tina) indulgence in coffee, yet md instantly tn tha cup by the harm to them may the addition of boiling water, be equally serious. It Postum Cereal (in package* of may take a little while J* r * er bulk, for those r-ho pre , ' r . fer to make the dnnk while the longer for the drugs in meal j g prepared) made coffee and tea to affect by boiling for 20 nunutea. HAD THE COLORS OF BOTH Young Lady, It Might Ba Imaglnsrl, Would Be Noticeable In Al most Any Company. Sonin alumni folks In Philadelphia were gelling up a aoolnl function, when the secretary happened to men tion to one of (he members the fact that a young woman from Boston named Higgins would attend. "Higgins Isn't a very attractive name," he said, “but the girl herself Is a beauty.” "How shall I know her?" asked tha other Interested at once. “Well," said the secretary, "she’s the only girl I know with Yale eyes and a Harvard complexion." Useful Statistics. "I suppose Senator Snorlsworthy has had a great deal of experience In telling disappointed constituents he couldn't get them a government Job." "Oh, yes. But the senator sends most of them away In a more cheer ful frame of mind than you'd expect." “How does he do that?" “He keeps a chart on his desk to show them they couldn’t live on a government salary, anyhow."—Bir mingham Age Herald.