VOLUME 2 NUMBER 120.
THE GREENEVILLE DAILY SUN, SATURDAY, AUGUST 16, 1919.
ARREST OF OFFICES OF LARGEST
CHICAGO SUGAR COMPANY TO BE
MADE BY THE U. S. GOVERNMENT
No Cause for
High Coal Price
: CHICAGO, Aug. 16. (By United Press.) Arrest of of
fiicials of one of the largest sugar shipping companies in Chi
cago will be made by Federal authorities today, according to
an announcement by the District Attorney's office, on charges
of profiteering by selling sugar at thirteen dollars a barrel
which cost five dollars and thirty-five cents per barrel.
Two Officials of Large Chicago
l- Packing House Arrested Today
f Large Quantities of Hoarded Food
I Found in Detroit and Other Cities
Developments in the nation-wide campaign against hoard
ing and profiteering today were two officials of the John F.
Campbell & Co., of Chicago, arrested charged with violation
of the food control act, under a warrant for alleged sugar profi
teering. The District Attorney at Kansas City will issue a libel to
permit and secure seventy thousand pounds of beans stored
there. :l :
Half a million dollars' worth of butter and eggs, hoarded
since April 1, was seized by Federal agents at Detroit today.
Federal agents are searching for hoarded food in New
York, Atlanta and 'Other cities.
$223 000 in Bonds
Negro Charged With Killing White
Farmer Capture din West Virginia
DUBLIN, Ga., Aug. 16. (By United Press.) Hubert
Cummins, a negro for whom a reward of $1,000 was offered
early in July, after it is alleged he shot and killed Raymond
Cannon Young, a white farmer living near here, has been cap
tured in Welch, West Virginia, according to. a telegram,received
A deputy sheriff ...armed -with -requisition papers, left for
Welch this afternoon.
NEW YORK, Aug. 16. Liberty
bonds valued at $223,000 were stolen
yesterday from two brokerage firms
in the financial district here, it was
learned at police headquarters late to
day. The stolen bonds in each in
stance had been intrusted to mes
sengers, who have disappeared.
Richard Whitney & Co. were the
victims of the larger theft. This firm
dispatched a messenger with $178,000
worth of bonds to the offices of Kid
der, Peabody & Co., brokers, across
the street from the Whitney office.
The bonds consisted mostly of Victory
notes, although among them were
of the earlier issues. The messenger
a boy, did not deliver the bonds, and
the police are searching for him.
The other theft was from Simmons
& Slade, whose loss totaled &45.000
in Liberty bonds of the second issue.
They were stolen under circumstances
similar to those under which the bonds
of Whitney & Co. were taken.
At the police commissioner's office
it was stated that the messenger who
was intrusted with the $45,000 Liberty
bonds by Simmons & Slade had a rec
ord of a similar theft here of $32,000
in Liberty bonds for which he was
brought back from Los Angeles last!
April and given a suspended sentence.
"It doesn't look as if his record had
been looked into very carefully," it
Both messengers were under bonds
of a surety company.
Man Admits He
. Has 7 Living Viyes
NEW YORK, Aug. 16. Convjcted
of bigamy on his confession that he
has seven living wives, one of whom
he married twice, Charles Hugh Wil
son, 48 years old, former Young
Men'B Christian Association secretary,
evangelist and traveling salesman, was
sentenced today to three years and six
months in Sing Sing prison where, he
announced, he will take up prison re
form work. Judge Madhams told the
prisoner that he would have given
him five years, the maximum sentence,
but deducted eighteen months, the pe
riod spent by Wilson in a Wisconsin
penitentiary for larceny, which an
other man afterwards confessed to
having committed. . .
Wilson commenced his matrimonial
career on January 22, 1900, when he
married Elizabeth May Stanton, of
Davenport, la. After three children
were borrt he left her and in July,
190?, married May Bailey, at Wythe
villey Va. In less than a year he em
barked on his third venture at Deca
tur, Ala., where he married Ethel C.
Moore, in March 1909. Four years
later he was united to Louise Davis
at' Detroit, and a year afterward he
went through a second ceremony with
Miss Davis at Pittsburgh. The foljj
lowing year he sought a New York
bride and was married to Caroline K.
Morris. He tried Philadelphia next
and took" Wilhelmina C. Jaggard, of
that city, for his sixth bride in Au
gust, 1915. His final venture was in
New York, where he married Fay
Jeanette Ziff, in November, 1916.
According to a report by the Park
hurst Society, to which his last wife
appealed after he deserted her, Wil
son was born at Barnesville, Mo., and
is the son of a Scotch Methodist min
ister, served as a Young Men's Chris
tian Association physical instructor or
secretary at Sedalia, Mo., Davenport,
la., Kansas City, Mo., Knoxville, Tenn.
and Burlington, Vt.
Believes Army Is
No one seems yet enough assured
of the permanency of bone dry to set
up a stand where good water can be
had for a penny a glass. The gener
al conviction is that everybody wants
something sweet at 1 Ocents.
VANS, Aug. . The peace con
ference, it became known today, is
changing entirely its attitude toward
the Roumanian army in Budapest.
The conference, it is learned, is not
disposed to ask the Roumanians to
leave the Hungarian capital imme
diately, despite the fact that the su
preme interallied council asked the
Roumanians not to enter Budapest.
While the supreme council is indig
nant over Roumanian seizures of sup
plies in Hungary preparatory to ship
ping them to Roumania many dele
gates to the conference are of the
opinion that it will be necessary for
the Roumanian troops to remain in
Budapest to steady the situation, at
The council today was still without
a direct reply from the Roumanian
government to the ultimatum which
it sent Roumania last week.
Will Leave Today
BRISTOL, Aug. 16. Owing to the
late arrival of advertising matter to
be thrown from the machine en route,
Lieutenant Lynn D. Hepinstall was
delayed in leaving here for his flight
to Knoxville, Tenn., but announced
last night that he expected to leave
the city between nine and ten o'clock
this morning, weather permitting. Ser
geant H. S. Robinson wil! leave Bris
tol early this morning and will not
accompanying the Lieutenant on his
The trip to Knoxville has been
routed over the following cities, ac
cording to an announcement made by
an officer of the Bristol Aero Club
last night: Blountsville, Kingsport,
Church Hill, Surgoinsville, Rogersville
and Tate Springs, where he will make
a stop for oil and fuel. The return
trip will probably be started Tues
day morning. The plane will follow
the line of the Southern Railway en
route to Bristol, it is announced. They
will fly over Jefferson City, Morris
town, Bulls Gap, Grecneville, Johnson
'Jity, dropping advertising literature
WASHINGTON, Aug. J 6. Reply
ing to a senate resolution, Director
General of Hailroads Hinea informed
the senate today that while there hiid
been some car shortage in the bitumi
nous coal districts, he did not "an
ticipate any shortages in transporta
tion which will be in any sense ex
ceptional or abnormal or which will
justify oppressive prices for coal."
"Thgreat danger that confronts
the public in this matter,' the direc
tor general asserted, "is that my
shortage either in production by the
mines or in transportation may be
exaggerated so as to serve as a pre
text for heavy increases in the coal
prices which in my opinion are already
hiirh, gene-ally speaking. It is worthy
of serious consideration whether con
gressional action can be taken to pro
tect the public under these circum-
aQ - qq -fsim AvioDaiirA OAn 1 ri . m
LONDON, Aug. 16-Gen. Deni
kene's advance is continuing along
the greater part of the Southern Rus
sian front against considerable Bol
sheviki resistance, the war office an
nounced tonight. Kamishin, which
was taken on July 28, yielded 11,000
prisoners, sixty, guns, ,150 machine
guns and an immense amount of war
materials, it was added.
Department of Justice
Two Are Killed
CHARLESTON, W. Va., Aug. 16.
The three moonshiners who shot and
killed Deputy Will Farley in his bed
Monday night have joined a band of
outlaws known as the McCloud Gang,
and the mountaineers are barricaded
in, a, rendezvous in the mountains of
Logan county where they are expected
to give battle to a posse of 20 armed
deputies which is hunting them, ac
cording to a report her this after
noon by W. S. Hallahan, state pro
Umpire Bill Klem
Heads Own League
YONKERS, N. Y., Aug. 14. (By
United Press.) "Bill" Klem, the Na
tional League arbiter, has realized a
life-long ambition. He is the head
of a baseball league, and, while it is
an amateur circuit, It is by no means
a "bush league."
The City Baseball League of Yonk
ers, N. Y., with William Klem as pres
ident, is a live combination, with the
best balltossers of Westchester coun
ty playing Sunday afternoon games.
The eight managers representing the
teams in the circuit unanimously elect
ed William J. Klem as their president.
President Kiem has eight umpires un
der him, who are responsible solely
to him in the same fashion as he is
to the head of the National League.
He has taken a particular interest in
the umpire question and is rapidly
developing his arbiters into big-league
When it comes to deciding protest
President Bill is also right on the job.
H- has been called upon to decide n J
less thru eight protests this season
the disputes being entirely up to him
for settlement and in no case hr.s he
failed to rule in an impartial and just
PADUCAH, Ky., Aug. 16. Lieut.
James D. Stewart, of Park Field,
Memphis, and S. Reed Campbell, re
porter, employed by the Commercial
Vppeal, were killed wnen the army
airplane in which they were giving
exhibition flights, fell near the Coun
try Club here tonight at 7:30 o'clock.
The pilot was attempting to' make a
third loop when he lost control of
the machine. Both bodies were hor
Refused By Huns
BERLIN, Aug. 16. The German
government has rejected the demand
of the allies for the recall of General
'on Der Goltz, commander-in-chief of
German forces in the Baltic provinces.
8 Per 1,000
What luck is it to throw an old
basteboard shoe after the bridal pair?
Fate is going to prevent cities from
building all over every vacant piece
of land simply because it is vacant.
Air navigation will require open spac
es downtown for landing stations.
Let in the light and air.
Patrons of the bar would never be
lieve that there was any emaning in
the old song, "Every day'll be Sunday
I bye and bye."
WASHINGTON, Aug. 16. Analy
sis of the "final" casualty. report re
ceived from the central records office
n France shows that the European
var was the most sanguinary in hi--tory.
Battle deaths among American en
listed men averaged eight per thou
sand, among emergency officers 11
per thousand and among regular army
'fficers 14. Of every 1,000 officers
anded in France 330 were killed o
mounded. Battle deaths were 37 per
ihousand for graduates of West Point
igainst 18 for non-graduates.
ABBEVILLE, Ga., Aug. 16. Jim
Irant, returned negro soldier, wis
'ynched near Pope City, Wilcox coun
ty, early yesterday. He is alleged to
'iave shot Lee Gammagc and his son.
Lee, Tuesday morning. Grant' father
ilso was severely whipped by a crowd
if citizens. Grant was captured at
Rirhwood last night while trying to
hoard a train and brought back to the
scene of the shooting. His father was
sent for, whipped and advised to leave
immediately. Grant then was inform
?d he would be taken to the county
fail, but near Pope City he was hang
ed to a telephone pole, the body be
ing left there.
Grant is said to have fired at the
white men while they were taking into
custody another negro accused jpf
The white men were not seriously
False Rumors of
Character of Men
July 27th, 1919.
Editor Greeneville Sun,
Dear Mr. Editor:
Learning that my other letter
found space in the Sun, I a mgoing
to write again.
I am still in Germany and enjoy
ing good health, friends, if that's any
news to you. About the only signs
I've seen or heard of this outfit,com
ing home are rumors. Probably you
have heard them yourself. Speaking
of rumors reminds me of a certain
rumor we have heard concerning the
class of men that are left here in
Germany, and I wish to make a little
comment on that rumor.
We have learned through rumors
that it is the general opinion of the
Aemrican people that all of the sol
diers are back now except a class of
men that have i ifected some disease
or that were put in the mill for some
offense or other, and are left here
in a labor battalion. It is my desire
to let the readers of the Sun know
that the rumor is false, or our people
have been misled by tales told by
soldiers that have been discharged
Most all of the soldiers that are now
serving in Germany are old men that
have been in the most and roughest
hardships of the war. They were the
first in the lines and were in all of
the offensive drives made by Uie
American forces, except those that
made the supreme sacrifice. The
hardships of these men can only be
realized by men that have had similar
experiences and I'm not speaking
of myself, as I've only witnessed a
part of the hardships most of these
men have; and I want the readers of
the Sun to know that there's not a
better class of Americans anywhere
on an average than those now serving
I also want to speak a few words
in behalf of the regular soldier. You
know it used to be the opinion of
most people that the regular soldier
was only a bum, that he either had
no home or else he had committed
some crime and joined the army to
dodge the law,: or something of this
kind. We were content tq. think of
them in this way until Old Glory was
furled in battle. When war was de
clared our opinions quickly changed;
and we praised the soldiejr above
everybody, because we felt that he
was protecting what we valued most
sacred. I have been serving with a
regular outfit most of the men being
emergency men, as most of the regu
lars were killed or wounded. So let
us not drift back to the former opin
ion as we are again at peace. Let us
look at it this way: Some one must
patrol our barders and serve under
the colors to keep America great and
strong. Let us look at the soldier's
life as a profession and continue to
We have heard here that it was an
awful hard job for a returned soldier
to find work. And while I'll admit
that this doesn't apply to the boys of
Greene county, yet I wish to express
my opinion on the subject. I cer
tainly believe that there is work for
every American boy if they really
want to work. Now don't you agree
with me? And furthermore, I'll ven
ture to say that the majority of re
turned soldiers that have not found
work in a short time after their re
turn home, are men that never had
any work or didn't want to work be
fore they entered the service. I
don't blame any man for taking a lit
tle vacation when he first gets home,
for he deserves it. Yet there is ab
solutely no use of any one sitting
down and saying that he has done his
service for America, for if he thinks
soberly he will realize that his ser
vice has only begun.
Well, friends I had better close as
it is about "chow" time and you know
no soldier ever wants to miss being up
for his mess.
I have no idea when I'll get back
home, but certainly hope it won't be
Yours for service,
CORPL. ROSS OTTINGER,
Co. E. 18th Inft.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 16. (By Unite
ment of Justice officials today "planned e
storage houses in which 'holdings of butt
products and poultry have increased from twt
dred per cent since last year, "Prices for ttu
mounted high during the same year. '' ,, - i
National Grange Calle for A
of War-Time Food Control;
of Control of Exports; Ei
of Legislation to Protc
WASHINGTON, Aug. 16. (By United
gram calling for the repeal of the war-time
ure, the abolition of the control of expox
of legislation to protect the farmers,
National Grange, representing seven hu
era. This was laid before a joint session
ate Agricultural Committee today by V
who stated it was supported by other ft
Officials of farm organizations h;f
farmers were opposed to any measure
reduce the cost of living by-the lowering!
ucts. The farmers announced to a rof
representatives that they have no
quackery." ' :.v : 4
They called on city dealers to sacri .
pected farmers to accept lower prices, 'r
All Efforts by Democrat.
Senators to Agi
WASHINGTON, Aug; 16. f
forts by democratic senators to agiy
the program of the reservations tol
today, as a result of word from IV
In a talk with Senator Jlitchc
Wilson strongly discouraged even
by the democrats. He made itT.
the reservations is a long wajj a
In the President's 6pinion, ,'df
their efforts on defeat ofall propor '
At the President's uggesjjojj ,
next week in a speech to the Bemt
amendments. i f
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French Troops Make CL
Parliament Building I
LUXEMBURG, Aug. 16. (By 4
of local burgomaster, French trpor'
building with bayonets and scatter
released imprisoned deputies.
The workmen are demanding
fifty dollar bonus as a protection
living. ' ;
The workmen had previously
prisoned deputies. , ' . j
Prohibition Bill, Some!
Placed Before" Full
Watchful waiting is now Villa's
WASHINGTON, ' AugV 16.
House prohibition enforcement biU.
somewhat relaxed by the Senat
placed before the full committee1
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