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Reliable Local Newpaper. DAILY \V E EK LY I :i)IT I OX VVKKKLY I. L. & S. Gillespie, Kditors and Publishers VOL. 25-NO. 28 GREENWOOD, LEFLORE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 1921 SI'Bsckiition, $1.50 YKAR amatlan oil FIELDS BURNING IN MEXICO CITY A re J Drilling - Towers Falling Like Chaff Says Dispatch cause of fire is NOT KNOWN |j the Creates Catastrophe In The History Of The Oil Fields Associated Press MEXICO, CITY, July 20.—The Amatlan oil fialds are on fire and drilling towers are falling like the chaff and workmen are fleeing, ac cording to reports received here. It is said to be the "greatest catastro phe in the history of the oil fields. The cause of the fire is unknown. Columns of fire hundreds of feet high are covering the entire field, it B declared. Efforts to suppress the blaze are said to be hopeless. an am REQUEST FOR REINFORCEMENTS our tem the Allies Declare That Same Is Badly Needed In Upper Silesia. Associated Press Paris, July 20.—British, Italian and French Commissioners in Upper Silesia have asked reinforcements be sent to the Allied troops of occupa tion, it was announceed here. Re inforcements are declared to be ur gently needed to insuve the respect ■ for the decision of the Allies under I the treaty of Versailles. The Brit B ish reiterated the demand for early ■ convening of the Allied Supreme ■ Council. B U. S. Intervention For Upper Silesia [ LONDON, July 20.—It was stated ■ in authorilative quarters today that B informal suggestions had been made ■ for the American intervention in the i Upper Silesian trouble. the in it why PLAYERS COULD NOT GET BRIBES said I | Bill Burnn Testifies In Throwing Ball Games Players Could Not Collect. for J. or Associated Press CHICAGO, July 20—It is indicated that the Chicago White Sox players, B after agreeing with the clique gamb fers to throw the 1919 world series to Cincinnati for $100,000, became sick ■ of the deal, when they were not paid ■ the bribes promised and declined be B fore the third game was played to I play their best and win, Bill Burns, ■ an accomplise in the deal, testified at ■ the baseball trial today. Attempts of tile State to have Burns tell of the conversation with Eddie Cicotte, where the State claims the conspiracy was formed, failed when Judge Frtend Was sustained. have town vide of a of new it at MAN IS BEATEN BY MASKED MEN j fail. tion of Tar Placed On His Clothing But Not On His Body—Deserted Family. said Associated Press j Nacbedoche*, Texas, July 20.—J W I McKnight was beaten by masked men I ne * r Timpson ahd tar was placed on S his clothing, but not on his body. He was brought to his home here today, j He was not forced to submit to a sur gical operation as oile report said. McKnight is alleged to have deser («d his wife and three children some time ago. McKnight was given a beating by masked men last Saturday night and later filed charges against members taken from the sheriffs deputies today and given a feather party. its in helm make light and said ner." °f the mob. He was A woman can't understand why a man stays single. But she can readi ly see why another woman docs. I more citizens DISCUSS COMING J twenty one voters are in TER VIEWED. THIRTEEN OF WHOM WERE AGAINST PROPOSITION. i Twenty-one Greenwood voters were approached yesterday, quiry as to how they stood on the voting; of $151,000 in bonds for tile providing of an adequate system for the city. Of this number thirteen were against the bond issue, three for it and four non-commital,; stating they had not yet determined j how they would vote. Of the thir-1 teen who deolared they were against J the proposition, seven of the number j refused to give their reasons for publication. The Commonwealth will take pleas ure in printing an interview from any person in the city, regarding this important issue which is being greatly discussed by the citizens of Greenwood. ith the in drainage "I don't think the people have given this matter sufficient oonsld eration,'' said Mr. E. R. McShane,. "I think a survey should be made by an A-No 1 first class engineer, be fore we expend a lot of money, I am against the proposition." "Our sewerage system when con structed years ago, was insufficient'' said Hon. A. F. Gardner, "and it is continuing to be more inadaquate as our city progresses. An insufficient sewerage system is as bad as no sys tem at all. I think that the healtli conditions and the insufficiency of the present system, demands that the bonds be issued and the improvements made. I am in favos of the propo sition for the reasons stated above." "I think it is a poor time to spend money on anything that We can do without," said Mr. J. H. Freeman, I have been told it will only raise the taxes $1.00 per thousand. That won't much to the small property mean owner but to the fellow who owns con siderable, it will be a heavy burden. Those people who bought property in the district which is always flooded in this city, when heavy rains come, purchased said property knowing that it was of low elevation. I don't see why all of the people of the city should be forced to help bear the ex pense of a drainage district f° r the benefit of a few." "I am opposed to the bond issue/* said General Monroe McClurg, "but I had rather not make my reasons public." "I'm in favor of all improvements for the benefit of the city," said Mr. "I haven't any money J. T. Spivey, or any property but I'm in favor of issuing the bonds and letting our grandchildren finish them." paying for this "I am vitally interested in matter," said Mr. Joe Blanchard, "I expect to vote for the bond issue, I have been told that two-thirds of the town will overflow, if we don't pro vide against heavy rains. A portion overflowed this in to of the towi spring and a recurrence." was ve should guard against "I am very much against the issue of the proposed bonds,'' said Dr. L B Bright. "If it is necessary to fix the new pumping station, (I do not think it is), I would be willing to have this I am against the expenditure After we voted the done. at this time. $151,000 in bonds, W,e have no : the situation will bp relieved ■ have II five nr six inch fain is surance when fail. I am in favor of a pumping sta tion in charge of a competent man. This, in my opinion, is the solution of the flood problem in tbe city." "I am against the bond issue,' said Mr. T. Shuler, "f think it is an expenditure of money W haven't got" "I am going to vote for the propo » S aid Mr. S. E. Burns. "I think good thing. I have been li-dngl overflowed sition, its a in the district that was familiar with the conditions heavy rain comes." Me wonder the former Kaiser is unwilling for his son, August Wil helm to go into the movies. Dispos cssed royalty ought to be able to j make an honest living without a lime- i a light capitalization of its low estate. of and I'm there, when "I am against the proposition," said Mrs. W. A. Stinson. "We are taxed to death. What we P«ed is operated in the proper man pumps, ner." To get a-head: use it. To atui Fro - Th'OC SWfMMIN' HOL& LOORb ABOUT THE SAME , AS IT PIP MrtTV ytm\ ''V O Cr C r ,0 _ I AtoO ! HP? i ..Hi A \\ M J. i I I l n j Vs 111 x ,y 1 ,/V i I * ' a V. Y'/ d\C mat PC.' '■A y -T r Ai*. ^ • /•'i r n m . 'A A 4 fr —lift———I ;§ ■:.V' i ;,n err. L NY i— by I *************; * * THE WEATHER * * * cloudy; | is as of MISSISSIPPI — Partly local thundershowers tonight or Thursday. LOCAL OBSERVATIONS TEMPERATURE, Maximu s; minimum 74 degrees; ; river gauge 5.8 feet, rise 0.2. Frank Abbott, Local Observor 94 de rainfall i rive 0.3 SIGNS OF CUBA S BUSINESS AND do I j i ! HAVANA, July 20—Signs of Cu Irn's business and financial depress ion are evident to the most casual ob- 1 server. Three big banks, with seres j , , ! of branches, are closed. The parks c* ,, are full of idlers. ,Stores are blaz , . ,, ,, i ,, omng what they call bargain sales , with goods marked down sometimes | as much as five percent fj-om mid war prices, which is the Spanish mrr- ; chant's idea of sacrificing profits. The papers are full of the govern mental plans for buying 1,000,000 tons of surplus sugar at a price that will save producers and dealers from ruin, for reestablishing banking faril ities that will relieve the pressing scarcity of currency, for cutting the cost of running the government from $104,000,000 to about $00,000,000 a and for reducing the cost of Financial Depression Are Evident To The Most Casual Ob server, It Is Said. in Associated Press ar I living. Politicians within reaching distance of the political plum basket are dog- i ged day and night by swarms of f stocky Hundreds jot) hunters. Gallegos, the transient laborers from across tli in from the sugar plantations and are walking the streets, waiting for ship? to take them back to Spain. Tenants, with Latin enthusiasm, are Rent" cam art: struggling , the 1914 scale and the government forces the cost of primary necessities , down a couple of hundred percent. Out of the nooks and corners where they*have lived on the bounty of rel atives since the war sent sugar sky hjgb and started a flood of gold into Cuba, they arc coming—tapping canes propelling ivhpeleij chairs, dogs, being led by children or hop crutches—the beggars organizing "Don't Pay aigns until landlords come down to following arc ping on coming to town. —o The Flamingo Is A Most Beautiful Bird ! 1 Kla., July 2Q.—The flam ingo, one of the most beautiful of birds, wii! become extinct Bahamas unless given greater pro tection, according to Harold H. Bai ley, who with three companions bo? returned here from a tour of An dros Island. The Island is a breed ing place where the visitors went in fquest of young flamingos for the Miami Beach Zoological ar . Mr. Bailey said he found the na tives eating the young birds and al- ; j though the colonial government haS| i a standing reward for information , (leading to the arrest and conviction i of persons harming them, the alaugh- j fer continues. in the IN ORDER TO GET SUPPLY OIL TO * * | TREAT LEPROSY i THE CIIAULMOOGRA TREE WILL BE INTRODUCED IN THE UNITED STATES Associated Press | -Intro-; WASHINGTON, July 20. luction in the Unitikl BUtea of the ; j chautmoogra tree to assure a perma jnent supply of the oi| for the treat i meat of leprosy la planned as a re "I| f *7 t n hro "^ ® ia ™> and Assam by Prof. J. I'. Rock, for ! me t rly , 0, t 7 iVB ™ ,ty 0f Uu T fU Prof. Rock has Just returned to '''' ll< ! r a " L* i I' " r "t on . 9 l 0 ' h * 1 (lf Agrirul ore's branch j " f ^ ! lion. He brougilt back with him sev- , , . „ , . „ oral specimens of tile taraktogenos , , . , , ' tree, the seeds of which have been . , , „ „ . | , ' ,en 0 ° '.2:" ul \ y 0 px P crinicl1 * a ' nns , " ora.i, ; -Maiy and am t-a i oima «t gernn ( natl " n i .the Wilhin eight years, |t is imlievcd, enough fruit will he borne from these P lan,s to ,nltmte a domestic source of supply of ehaijlmoogra oil. j With the possible exception of a man named Kerr, an amateur botan ist, Prof. Rock is said to be the first white man to evade the region uf Siam where he. obtained ins spec imens. Natives of that country for many years had visited the tarakto • . . ... ... genos forests to obtain enough oil " i to meet their domestic needs, but they made these trips only every 3 years for fear of the beast* phat in habit tho wild country. While chauimoogra oil has been used scientifically for only a few years, Prof. Rock says the natives of that part of Asia whjch he visited have been using the curative proper ties of the taraktogenos tree for , hundreds of years, but ip such a ^ ;|< ur ,. lbk , d „ rive , jtg comr , lete „j n tbe Buddist histories that data ! back 1000 years there are mentions j of this tree,'' Prof. Rock pointed out, adding that "the crude oil of the tree was taken interna by by Hie na tives am! (Jib legends say it was ef fective." j | In I . .. | ■•as not until 1899 that the ac- ' .. , fa. , r tive principles o fthe oil from the ....... , , seeds of the traktoganos tree were , isolated wilh success. This was done by Dr. Frederick B. Powers, now, It ! connected with the Departme-nt of j 1 Agriculture here, after extensive scientific experiments made in Eng land In 1856 had resulted in the dis covery that the wrong tree was be-' ing used for extracting chauimoogra | " of Application of results obtained in Or. Powers' researches by Dr. A. L.! ;man. president of the University of Hawaii, and others has led to a i widespread use of the oil in leprosy caS€3 . „ _ ; j n v | t , w 0 f tbe |( e( , n competition of tbe na ,j ona f or the South American , mark( , t) United States would he o i w j gt , to place a first-ciass exhibit at as j Brazil's international exposition this 'year. oil. I ♦ A*#********,,.# * * * COTTON MARKET* 3 * * ■ * ♦ Ac************ NEW YORK COTTON MARKET Open High Low Close Close Prev. 112.76:12J»2j 12/15 j I'J.Tfif 1289! 13.19jLT.30jKUfijl8.17jia.28 Jan. - - 1 13.20 13.31 13.1613.10 I!i.30 : Closed 11 to 14 down. New York Spots 12.70—IB down. NEW ORLEANS COTTON MARKS! Open High Low Close Clout. Prev. Oct. Dec. | Oct. - Dec. - - ,13.30 13.42jl2.2BH2.27jl2.43; - 12.00, li 3; 12 ; Jan. NEW ORLEANS COTTON LETTER fProm Jno . p rlwrk , v ^ by Abe Silver.) NKW ORLEANS, July 20—Uv i er P 0<>1 »»•<■•» 10,00 bales today, Spot * prices 7 points down, The spot end t( , . teni , wrary pau3(! in the buying rush but cables yes , „, ,, , , terday said that this would only be , ' or a short while us there was much . . ... . business in waiting. I he conference of the Federal Rpaerve Banks at Washington decided that furthi ( jj k y or harvesting and markettua of .the coming crop wil) he «x tended in w j, atever an) oupt is legitimately re quirt ,,j Tll(1 loans will be made on noteg> draf|g bj |] g H f exchange j HHUe d or drawn in aCooix|anc« with |))e p t ,dera| Reserve, Atlanta The imporlanp(J uf , h( . conference is con tained jn , b „ c-oncdvidiiiK- paragraph wW( , h gayg . e That in order , fu]| from the t it wil , b(j necegs „ r t( , memb(;r banks . . , ...... , 4 their loaning facilities frMly at the , , , ' disposal of jifiglueers and with (h Reserve Bank (recognizes the urg ency of rendering all prope.r assis tance during these abnormal times," Weather map shows fair in Florida and east gulf coast ijiatrlcts, cloudy rest of thy. bolt, rather general rains over northwest Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, showers over most of the territory oast of the river. Weather lines in dicate partly cloudy to fair for tho western half, but cloudy for eastern half, with outlook for rein in north j 12.59112,74! - * 12.7(1 12.88 12.(18 12.W! !2.8i : Closed IB to 18 down. New Orleans Spots 11.75. •r cre ■ place dealers assurance that the Federal j ! Oklahoma, and general j eastern section, j Mgtieb reacted about IB point? easier | In the early trading on the I Liverpool but recover^ the loss promptly wheq the weather facts be | carrie known. However, aa Liverpool ' , . * showed easiness in the near positions ...... . / . ,.r , which closed a few rn-mts down, and 01 , weaU)er prowec|# aeemed betu , r for talf of lhe beIt , th(; dlt . „ fae rea]ized , )U j f i T\„ vc \ nf l | " 1Cttllcss * ixiiu Bread And Macaroni f bulges and consider the possibility of scalping on reaction*. tthe as i rqmE, July 20.-~Meatless days, bread and macaroni restrictions and sugar embargoes, which until now have been in force since the begin ring of the war, have finally been a bolished. Food cards are no longer needed to procure the bare necessities o f life and gradually such luxuries as pastry, cakes, ice cream and other delicacies are being sold in their pre war quality. Associated Press I f JPVflP 1/1 irii ui: L if WHEN INDIANA !oK FRIENDS ( KVEItli A I KS " Mlth AV\I\KKS\K| III ITS FOl Nil j INC. NitTKII.SUN W II I Pin SIDE RHTIMO.NH, Ind., July ;>i>. \\ him Indiana Vearly Mooli the largest body of quakers i world, ■h-brnles the one hundredth j ! annivei | August 15, Ti noth} Nicholson, in as I lio d ! old man'' of the Quaki church, Ninety-two years old, Mr. Nichol m is still as vigorously advoeatiiq. social reforms as he did Kan Ilia careci 70 yc*i rs ago. For thirty four years lie was pro siding clerk of (lie Meeting, anil .1 Indian Yearly ling his regime il grew in numbers and influci til today it ranks in importance with the London, England, Yearly Meet ing. He was co uu SO the orgi the Five Years Meeting Willi Which i meeting in An Mr .Nieholsi oat •y yearly OVOI erica is affiliated. firmly believes he will sec tho day if iniversal tlianr inanicnt and international pci fore he is laid to rest in tho Friends cemclery here. be the peace wil greatest us Christ lived and ceomplishment since Jen lli : disciples preached His word," he declared to liny. "But never shall until the professing «'PI the basis of Christian faith and stay there." Mr. Nicholson lias lie of the Indiana Anti-Sa since its organization, leaders say ho til death, opponent of the liquor traffic sinci his early youth, efforts culminated in the closing of grog shops in North Caro When Indiana was dry by statutory legislation, Nicholson said he had hardly hoped to live to see that day. 11< sure that international will come soon. we have it Christians ac •en president doon League and league 'ill hold the post un lie lias been an avowed Ci IIis first reform several lectured Mr. feels prohibition Early becoming interested in pris on reform, Mr. Nicholson succeeded in having Ihe Indiana Goneral As sembly pass laws putting the roollonul institutions of the state a high level, riul Commission It on Last year the Impc f India which wan in America studying prison methods complimented hi) for his long work in connection with tills problem. He brought about tlm establish! ity in him cut of the Indiana Prison for Women the Reform School for Girls, was president of the National Con ference of Charities and Corrections at the meeting in Detroit 19 years ago. The National Conference of Social Work at its meeting in Mil waukee in June sent him an affec tionate greeting. He served Indiana Board of Charities from 1887 to 1908 when he withdrew voiuntar n ml Ik: ■ ■ the '4' Patience, says Mr. Nicholson, is one of the prime requisites for the attainment of a reform. "if you ke,ep your mind on the ideal, there's very little chance of your losing it," he said. "The trou ble with the long prohibition cam paign in ttiis country was that too much was wanted at once. It is im possible to take a moral question out of the jaws of politics in one effort, in the more than seventy years of my career, I would take j half u loaf if I could not get u whole loaf.'' Although he does not wear the old regulation attire of the Quaker— broad trimmed beaver hat and shad bellied coat- Mr. Nicholson has not oss ,.r iu (t «„.,k,.rQ inti «till 01 inc ' |n( * 811,1 and "thou", and prefers to be called Timothy Nicholson rather than Mr. Nicholson. departed from the manner of speech uses "tllee" f Cotton Prices Varied Much Past 25 Years •- | The price of cotton, received by rs, has varied enormously since tthe end of the long period of very; e Crop Estimates, United States De- i partmerrt of Agriculture, is 4.fi cents per pound of lint in 1894, and it was as low as 5.7 cents in 1898. The low prices about 25 years ago. The lowest price of December 1 in the records of the Bureau of Markets and e year 1903 was notable in cotton price . history, because the price rose to 10.5 cents, and remained substantially at this higher level, or above. In the first year of the World War, 1914,, notwithstanding the 'buy-a-balc" cry, f CREDIT FOR THE HARVESTING AND or Cotton Will He j teiUloCl T Ex The Farm (l (M's of South OFFICI VLS Cl\ E Oi l' STATEMENT N'"t Create Supplenien tary Cotton Loan Fund j d dated Press As WASHINGTON', July 20. ery of the ill he used for the presont making cotton loans, treasury of vit limit the crou loan The ex isting ereilit mchii em of supplementary funds by private Federal Reserve System announced Iasi night credit would bo d mar in notion irganizalions. Tile ifficials ox to n< led for hiirvoating koling tho crop, in was logiti vhatevor iloly required. HEAR THREE DAY ORAL ARGUMENT i Before Interstate Commerce Com mission On Freight Kates South Of Ohio. dated Press WASHINGTON, July 20.—Three ral argument Interstate Commerce® mmissioii on a case involving the readjustment of the freight smith of the Ohio river, including the Mississippi Valley, was culled today with representatives of all the rail roads in that section arid of more than a thousand protestants in all putts of the country waiting to be heard. A i days hearing of before the Ci rates FORECASTA MEET ING SOON It Is Believed That Eamonn DeVaiera And .Sir James Craig Will Meet Soon. Aasouiatcd Press LONDON, July 20. — The probabil ity of a meeting in Belfast between Eamonn DeVaiera and Sir James >aig, Ulster Premier, is foreshad owed in some of the political circles today. DeVaiera is now reported willing to go to Belfast to meet Sir lames, after he discussed with Dub in followers certain proposals, which -Joyd George expected to submit to him Thursday. ■ ■ MILLION POUNDS OF SUGAR BURNS' Fire Of Undetermined Origin De ntroys Factory In Beaumont, Texas. Associated Press BEAUMONT, Texas, July 20.— Vpproximately one million pounds of ugar burned in a fire of undeter mined origin, which destroyed the Jorishan .Sugar Factory, near New Iberia, La., yesterday, according to dvices today which estimated the oss at $300,000. )dd Fellows Hold Interesting Meeting Greenwood Lodge No. 118 I, O. O. | held an enthusiastic and well at nded meeting last night. Messrs, H. Montgomery and Sumter Gilles e were given the initiatory degree an impressive manner. The Lodge in a prosperous condition and its •rubers are becoming more intcres i in the work all tile time, e cotton price of December 1 was cents, but it rose to 11.3 cent* ■ next year, to 19.6 cents in 1916, 27.7 cents in 1917, and to 35.6 cents 1919. The drop to 14 cents a pound 1920, or a fall of 61 per cent in one ir, cut the producers to the quick, Yazoo City News.