Greenville Weekly Democrat Times, December 6, 1917

Greenville Weekly Democrat Times

December 06, 1917

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Issue date: Thursday, December 6, 1917

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Weekly Democrat-Times, The (Newspaper) - December 6, 1917, Greenville, Mississippi DUCRMIIKU jlsffilji WITH i iOiuoMA WE Brilish withstanding successful tie thveo days to brc The Germans suffered heavy and tile British have taken many Ten heavy attacks in the region oL Masniers were driven The American engineers in the nst sought shelter iu tiw shell and were rescued hy the Northeast of on the Flan osily and justice to the exclusion of selfish After four and with but a small gain nnd terribly heavy the Germanhave not re newed efforts at The artillery lo prelude another attempt uiuiiuu in iiccuj il I 0 UKviews of the Iresideiu the Ojiora at state declaring tlui state of war existed since noon to between the UnitjJ Siaies and were well the admitting tin the AustriaHungary services was introduced by Chairman and impre of the House committee onforeign The Elks to vdie out the British it The Germans also suffered beavv ters losses in their futile efforts to break fortified building and the German strongholds On the main ridge north Of Elsewhere on tho western front the artillery continues On most of the Italian front the in fantry is as has been reported from the mission of tho Bolsheyiki government representative who plan ned to enter the German lines to be gin negotiations Tb demobilization of jirffly by the Bolsheviki is reported to through1 the Somnie Isolated enemy attacks on the northern Italian front have been Geat Forces of AiistroTIimgariaii on Italian Italian Great forces of men and guns are he Regain Ijost Brilish Headquarters in night re tho sections of the trenches high ground southwest of which were lost which the was shelled last uy the The Germans foc beaten off in their attack on the BflflKli positions at Lavaccrucrie this Total Friday the Germans have captured Brit ish prinosers in the Cambrai the general One hundred guns are reported fiCrlin Says Arrive in Ba varia to Arrange official Ger man statement says that the Russian deputation has arrived at the com mand of Prince of with the object a gen eral Trotsky Issues Warning to Knssiai the Bolshoviki Commissioner of For eign according to Daily Mai from has issued in reference to the French communications to Central who refused to resign as commander in regarding the armistice peace said the government cannot permit the allied agents to interfere with the internal affairs of his conn He declared that further steps in this would bring the fjviolent fighting ihas occurred on of less than ten miles between in the i The German attacks delivered with strength were generally re pulsed with heavy loss to the Ger Gen Haig reports that the tiiinZ Monday was exceptionally fcjie Germans using large re ing the AnstroGermans in the Asiago according to re ports received The re sumption of the offensive hy the AustroGermans is The reports indicate that the enemy is employing ten divisions Berlin Says Negotiations Reach Rou manian The war office an nounces that negotiations between Germany and the Russians for an ar mistice is extending to the Rouman ian JScrlin 61 e advanced The into but wore immediately thrown out of 1 most of their East of Mar coing the British were forced to ire tire South of Marcoing tho enemy broke through tho British but determined counter attacks 1 In the British restored their Elsewhere on the Cambrai front there was 1 Southeast of Ypros in Flanders the ilritish advanced their line orth of Flirey in tho sec n tho French checked tho German s with heavy loss to the Ger Tonlons are busy behind tiheir with big on tho ilian but infantry attacks iVo not been Gorman Africa has boon cared of all enemy die An armistice between tho Austro is and the Russians on tlia front Is inform in to tho i in No announcement ot lias so Is f rvHtaff Olijetiflrs Kry jjlio UnlRlKJvIki commander in that tho gcnoral 1 provlotiply rcttineS to authprlty of ihe Ilol Claims To Have Captured Hills in war office announces that the AusJroGarmans yesterday captured some hill posi tions in the Sette Communi in north ern Attjicb Ttiliifln AustroGer man forces began an attack on the Italian lines on the Asiago the war office The only gains achieved were the attacks ort some of the the loss ol which were not connected with the Italian British and Russians Meet Success in is announced at the war office that the British acting in conjunction with efficient force of have car ried out successful operations in BOMB THROWN INTO UNIVERSITY HOUSE A IJiihted Dynamite Bomb Thrown Into tho House of Uni versity of in of By Associated Press lighted dynamite bomb was thrown tarouiji a window 01 a fraternity bouse at the University of Wisconsin early The noise ot breaking glass awoke the students quartered there who the package in a pail of The police say bomb contained enouirh explosive wreck the RECOVERING FROM AUTO WRECK INJURIES The Senate had no but the committee on foreign rela tions held a Sentiment for including Turkey and Bulgaria in the list of recogriizeu enemies is per There is promise of some attempt to amend the resolution to include these Chairman Flood said that he hoped to get the resolution before the House of Representatives tomor hut a postponement until Fri day appeared In such an event it is not believed the Senate will act before next the leaders are expediting action having identical resolutions consid erert in the House reported to the Senate Friday and to seek immediate Locigo or n wortiy The list or those who have called since its to the Grand is a Inns with Ohipmaii anil passed lo their re ward during the year The stage settings for the services yesterday wer0 beautiful and appro priateand while the American flai representing patriotism has always part of the decorations the 1 Km i i i ury 1 10 Hiilph 1 1 1 n Mils ili Tiio grand jury has to hu NAVY ENLISTMENT aHau May In anticipa tion of a declaration of war against jlepartment of jus tice agents are laying plans to arrest scores of AustroHnngarian subjects suspected of heing enemy With the adoption of the war resoln nearly one million Anstrians will automatically become enemy Elks this more elaborate than usual e as expressing th8 spirit of this war period in the worlds The of the Lodgewere a ease and conducted the service very Tho regular program included the LABOR NEEDED ON GREENVILLE FRONT The revetment work on the city front is making slow progress on ac count of labor shortage and if ad ditional labor is not secured shortly til situation may easily become seri Thomas in charge of the work has arranged to pay local labor off at any time Sat urday evening or each Sunday morn or oftener if the individual la borer wishes payment is made in cash on the The rate is ten hour day and sub istenc or without subsist Anyone in touch with la bor will be acting immediately for the best interests or Greenville to put such labor in touch with Thom as so that our river front may be made secure befort a freshet Frederick Metcalfo is now able to lw out after being kept away business and suffering keenly from injuries received in an automobile accident some time He suffered from threebroken and other His hosts of friends arc glad to see him recovering LEADER KITCHEN SAYS WAR MEASURES House Will Confine Action ns ns Posfllhlo tf Appropriations and War ic Lender tho said thnt tho latlcin In tho House would bo confined as far as to appropriations and war hut ho oxpocted woman and Aou constiliilloufll hi amond CITY COUNCIL MET LAST EVENING The regular December meeting of the city council was held last night with Mayor and Counciimen Cannon anS Lep The regular monthly as approved by the finance com were allowed and other rou tine business attended There was nothing of great importance to conic before the at this The of Fire Chief Dono which was presented to the council on behalf of his request ing a ten per cent increase in was deferred until the Jan uary Tho fire fighters ask ed the city council to increase their wages ten per owing to tho in creased cost of living which have advanced more than 30 per cent during the past two AMERICAN ACTION IN RUSSIAN CAPITAL lieutenant ColoVl Jutlson Placed nt Hcad of American Military Mission in By Associated stntn de partment has officially declared a stho hoar ot tho American military mission In Major the temporary military attache of tho act ed InstrucUonn in presenting communications to tho Bolshevik in regard to tho attitude of the United Korths com munication was a protest to the Rus sian commandcrlnchlof nn Judsfins cntnmnnlcallon IB conchci in more lonlont by the Phil ip a few appropriate re marks by the Exalted the regular lodge ceremonies with Exalted Ruler the Esteemed Leading Lepprrt 15steemed Loyal Leo Thomp son the Esteemed Lecturing Knigli Finlay the Georgu Ur quhart and the Chaplain conducting tho The musical program brilliant with soprano solos by Coieman and Sam a violin duet by Miss Holterrnan and Jot a quartette by OXeiil and and and a clarinet solo by John lacopcn Miss Mary Walter was the The memorial address by Con gressman Ben Humphreys was a forcible presentation of the cardinal of the great order of Elks Justice and Brotherly The brotherly said the goes out on the view of love for the brotherhood of man and of Humphreys showed that Klkdom stands for the broadest for for Humphreys speech was a pro found discussion of tho higher Ideals of life as taught and practiced hy the order of Elks and the part order plays in the present great war The eulogy to the departed broth ers as pronounced by Rabbi Harry Merfeld was an eloquent presentation of the great of life and death from the viewpoint of the min ister and his tribute to the departed brothers of the Greenville Lodge Elks was beautiful and Rabbi Merfelds Eulogy was one of the most thoughtful and impressive heard at an Elks Memorial After the closing ode and benedic tion the entire audiencearote and with the Lodge the National CONSPIRACY TO DEFRAUD THE GOVERNMENT llio Avoiiiic Dcframl tho of Hundreds of Thousands Now conspiracy to defraud the government of hun dreds of thousands of dollars in con tracts of more than a million service hats is charged in an indictment re turned against William John Joseph Ives and Kd ward in connection with hat manufacturing concerns Ar thur Gilson and Iotor inspectors oftho quartermasters corps arc named as alleged cocon SMALL INCREASE IN DISCOUNT RATES Federal Ifscryg Honrd Mils Approved n General Incrcnso of OneHalf of One rcr Cent In Discount To dtaconr go inflation and promote nouud business tho feikrul re serve heard has approved n gcmernl Increnpe In jltlcs of nhoiil onehalf nf otw per cent for most the Reserve i cruiie current iu vkirmy navy will imnis if 1cr December This ivn is in An extract from theSelerlivc Sin ice which jvoes into M1 ioct at noon on December that bears on enlistments in the navy reads as follows Section al 1pon prpsvn tation to a recruiting officer of a cer tificate by his local board io the ef fect that his class and order iimnhrr are so low that is within tlu curreiu quota of bis local aTV registrant may enlist voluntarily i navy or in the marine upon presontatitm by ibj to his local of a certificate by an officer of the navy or marine Ihat he has so such certificate shall be filed with the questionnaire and tin registrant shall be placed in class on the ground that he is in the naval service of the United From this it will be seen that men within the draft age can still continue to volunteer for the nava provided they can produce the re quired FLETCHER ANB HARRIS NOW SOLE OWNERS Leon Fklcher and ns the firm of Fletcher have purchased interests of Batherly and Will Isenberg in the Hotel Cowan and are now tho sole owners of this jpinu did hotel one of the and most successful hotels in the Maxwell is tho manager of the hotel which is sustaining its reputation for first class Leon as one of the has been for several and continue to much of timo To the business affairs of tip j without a i Tliu sranil jury officially drawn j composed of splendid citizens as fa llows Of T iVnry K A Al K Judge El moroa charge to the grand jury was clear and forcible and made an im pression on all who heard Th0 two petit juries were not completed before tho noon Tho first three weeks of the term will bo devoted to civil the grand jury being organized and tak ing action at the civil session in or der to liavo tho when deemed in time for trial at the criminal session of tho court to follow civil Tho docket shows SO criminal casrs for all of ado divided as follows Mur cer 11 assault and lialtory with in tent to 11 assault with intent to B 3 1 soil 1 grand 2 false 1 perjury I 1 1 highway 2 and nianslnnirh Tho docket boiug this afternoon ami case so for The June term of court liavini j been pretermitlod tho both civil and are BOARD OF SUPERVISORS BAKERS TO GO UNDER LICENSE SYSTEM war emergency council of the baking in dustry has recommended the immedi ate reduction of bread prices over The bakers will go inder the government license sys tem on December COUNTY AGENTS There are now about comity agents in the and wove i c ing appointed as as trainer can be If farmers have lems in harvest selection of care of live or any other farm they should tho counlv Make diligent inquiry Lud find nut about this and its ity to help you durins the AND MEXICAN BANDITS V Kifiiwi Buttle With to the Mexican Aincriwm Ameri cavalryman and 35 Mexican ban Ills wore killed and a number wound sd in fight between a detachment f United States soldiers and a num ber of at Huena a Mexican border Tho troops wore Bont to diaporso tho ivlio raided n ranch Mexican llamllts Capture Anna bandits arc reported to have captured town of Ajiia a ilde border fiO mllos south of A small garrison of CHrninsa soldiers have HiiKincss Transactd by JJoarrl ojSupervisors the Itcsular Monthly The board of supervisors mot at 11 oInck today with President 1arneil presiding and Din Dean and all at the council and County Attorney Sheriff Alexander and Clancery Clerk Miller in at A number of important matters considered out of the or dinary routine The bonds of the Arcola Consoli dated School District to the amount of issued at 5 per wore sold to Bunnnis of De for free printing and IvO The for the Riverside Consolidated School 5 Vi per cent bonds brought printing of bonds and la The bond buyers complimented County Attorney Toombs upon the neat and clear manner in which records were made up for the sale of the THE GOVERNMENT OPERATION OF ROADS Tho niterstJtte Oommis sion Makes KocoinniendnUoris As to Operating By Press opera tion of the railroads of the country by the during tho if the unification of the transporta tion systems of the country Is not permitted by is re commended by the Interstate Com mcrce An increase in the government loan of hioncy to the railroads and tho suspension of tho antitrust and nntlpoolinu so far as tho railroads arc con cerned during tho duration of the is recommended as an alterna THE CITY COURT Jim charged with EUron rtnd 90 Horn In tho city conrFfillfigSBlorn limit of the mayors power to fix Two colored Mary Brown find a oiio against the other rind worn as sessed nnd ;