Greenville Weekly Democrat Times, December 13, 1917

Greenville Weekly Democrat Times

December 13, 1917

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Weekly Democrat-Times, The (Newspaper) - December 13, 1917, Greenville, Mississippi M1SSISHIWL INTO THE WAR ACTIVITIES PEACE ritOPORAUS TO RUSSIA ASK MUCH DNUUKEN Bolsherild HuTlng TroBbto in Artillery Awlal Fighting By Associated Press Heavy German reinforcements kave arrived in it i brlieied the allied but where the Mow will fall has nut yet baea dis For the mouicnt the infant ry is inactive on thw western but the artillery is vary The Gormans are bombarding heavily southwest of Cambrni nd near the The French British cun non are After unsuccessful efforts of the Teutons to break thfr Italian on the Asiago to the the imfaatry activity in northern Italy stopped for the The official entry the allied troops into Jerusalem H planned lor Meagre reports from Russia indi cate that the Belshaviki ia meeting with difficulty in maintaining control The situation there is reported to bo The Bolsuo vikl garrison Is refusing lo obey or ders of the who lias or dered machine in in anticipation of an is reported that Iorca of the heuki troops have been sont Knst Kaledines and other in tlie couutBr MAYOR HAM WAS REELECTED Very Quiet Election With the Small est Vote Polled at Any Kkction in The city election held yesterday was a Tery quiet affair with tho smallest rots cast at any election in Greenville for many Then was uo contest on the councilmanic for the city a Hoffman tor ward 3 ant Cannon for ward all being elected without Hoffman and Cannon being reelect ed and Fordham succeeding councilman who wa not a candidate for The only for Cock opposing the present Eugene G who has only one term Mayor Hanis administration vrns approved by the following vote For 22 For 153 Majority for Ham 74 For Councllmen 301 303 Cannon 309 The city is assured of a capable ad ministration for tho two iii iiv Artitlffiy vfi iiriillRry Iijjlitint aerial s ofiietaly The un tho Arms slid re3 n DftiiiJius on Parnsrad fnt of Ilij locution Times a rsspomible Honrcs the that Russian OertnSrr armistice the Germans indicated thnt il MIS likely 0 Include in any demands for Ggjimin control of lie Russian when market Cor 15 years and the admission of German coods into Russia utily and thai He territory occupied by the tier mans would be IEBATE IN ON POSTOFFICE Bill en tks pwtoffice wkick begun Heuis to Tkt to jet this A GENERAL STRIKE i AT FORT SMITH ort ses strike went into effect here today strike for tke tele operators which been In in for more than two COUNTY RED CROSS COMMITTEE Lieutenant Will Percy Resigns as President and Klected in His At a meeting of tho Executive Committee of the Washington County j Red Cross held at the Elysian Chili rooms this tho resignation i of Will as county presi dent of the was accepted and Farisli elected ill his Because of the splendid work done by since he ha been connected with the organiza his resignation was reluctant ly LeRoy Percy made a member of the In addition to the appointment of Farish as county was elected as chair man of tho Washington county mem bership An effort will be inailo to increase the membership of this county by new names Washington county has been asked for this number and Hebron an especial appeal to tlie white and colored people of this sec tion for The Philip Davidson and Humphreys were appoint ed a R committee of speakers to ad dioss the colored population In an effort to secure a large membership from that The drlre for neir will be Inaugurated at once and the mem bers of the eiecntiTe committee hops to secure every man and bota black and as members of this uplondid Note Theabove is reproduced because by inadvertence it was head ed yesterday instead of Red Cross and part of the Daily is sue ivaq nrinted before the error was of Wic Hiikw md Others Will Askiid to Explain Various Features of War By Associated Pries general Inquiry into the operations of tho ivar department in arming and American forces was decided upon by the Senate committee on military Secretary of War Baker and other departments of the govern tho committee will be called to explain various features of the war CIRCUIT COURT The Two Juries For tho Wefk Em panelled With Twentysix Oases Docket for The second veek of the Washing ton county Circuit Court for tho De term of opened yesterday morning with Judge El on the bencli and the county officials A new Jury way iMpaaneled for this weeks work with 86 canes for the first being Haxton which TTHS heard Jury 1 is composed of John Wray LeRoy Sam Best and Jury 2 is composed of Coop Bernie A Rani Cloorpe Ben Griffin and AN run CASE n THE SUPREME COURT In the Meantime Tntt a in ttm Penitentiary and Is in Citizens County Prosecuting Attorney Wil liam Ray TJoombs has rotnrned from Jackson where ho was called by At torney General Ross to assist in arguing tho states side of the case of Oscar who was sentenced lo imprisonment by Judge Frank HTerott at tho last January term of nircuit on charge of hnv his Roschello at Jamea Crossing near this 1 irgumentfi before the Supreme foiirt were postponed again because IuflRo Ethridge recused himself on of Being gomewlmt familiar tho case and it transferred iilvisfon A and tho dale se for lannary nil in the meantime Yutt is walkliifv nroiMid in clothes in of he govrvnnietif btt hat told Toombs lio was in of the convicts exhibit at the i Fair and hail been a trinity for Toombii will return dnriiiy Janunry to assist tiiiK tho atalos Hide of thn f Toomlis waa tho outssUind in Tutts conviction in Die CARRM PIGEON WITH A GERMAN MESSAGE of carrier pigeon under whose wing a message in German ia reported by the The pigeon was probably wounded in the explosion of Thurs The work of restoration of Halifax to normal conditions is nro RESOLUTION Adopted by County Ronrd if Coniiuitsioners of WaIing ton Even at this time when human life ssems cheap and hourly good and men are struck down by hun dreds in mad the death ot Julian Harrison Fort is felt as a tragic and irreparable Hta usefulness was his fine common aonao and Justice undi We worked him wo had come to appreciate his his devotion to his aloofness from personal bias had to rely on the correctness of jndi lln was one of Wndiinctnn countys finest public eillaens Micro is noiio to take his An1 with It all he wai a lovable gentleman bin charm and buoyancy light ened tho d tlrini hourn of o tho end his ninmory will n RlvoiisctH to help CUVE Comnilstiion M INQUIRY INTO SUGAR SHORTAGE WHOLESALE AHBBSTS OF GEKMAN OBOE IS BEIK6 STORED The Losses Estimated Are Horrible to Ship Canght on But Sunk to 1re vcnt By Associated Press arrests of German residents in has begun under instructions fiom the military The authorities refused to dis close anything in regard to whether or not they had obtained oviilener associating Germans with Thursdays with such a heavy toll death and The revised fig ures of tho casualties show known to be unaccounted with With the return of sunshine after a succession of snuw and Halifax is today emerging frou be chaos ot the past several lle llet agencies have cooperated will great There is a sufficient number of doctors and in the city to care for the Quan tities of supplies have arrived ample clothing for Work of repairing the damage is now under The dock cargo of the British steamer Icden with caught fire last night but quick work OL a company of ri flemen tho flames and pro Tented an The steamer was taken to sea ami iDM WJLSON SHOWS APPRECIATION Letter Showing Appreciation c Oil Still Mon For KcupuuttliiK Promptly to JloquKKt of Food Ad Tho oil mill managers of the Bout met In New Orleans not fur the purpose of considering of personal but to consent by cooperating with the Unitec States governments Food Aclmlnis To this end the price of cut ton seed moal wan reduced several a ton and stabilized at from to per according to the protein contained in I he imiai Louisiana nml n the cotton have so far uclen In this the palrlotiaui of tho oil mill managers of those The voluntary reduction In about teu per or about per according to stata Food Administrator lot the coiton seed oil vni at i he meeting in New Orleans so promptly met the of he Food Administration at John the Ad ministrator of to Wilson the inn which lirought forth re ply from President as fol lows n lion Origans fRy free Senate on motion of Lodge ordered an iiiiiuiry into the causes for the Eaoi of rufiar and coal with a of recommending for the lei KIIL of r 1 nio direr aim 1 wan to thank you tor yon lie kind ii you aii HI aii Jny warm and I WOODHOW Hiaspage war rciMjated by Parker to Misand prc of the Oil Co of attended lie niiot hiK in New OIK antl and parl in the ilelilioralfnns lesulliiiir in lie re iiHLion of tlli ii SECRETARY BAKER MAKES FORECAST THREE FIRE ALARMS THIS MORNING Assistant Fire Chief act ing chief durlni illness in the family of Chief had three fire alarms this morning within a couple of The first was turned in at from box A tenement home by ATiss Bessie Bell and occu pied by a colored woman named was ablaze on the The prompt and efficient work of the fire boys confined the flames to the roof of the Building in which the fire While yet at this fire an alarm from box M carried ompany 3 to Clay street where a roof fire was soon At 11 an alarm from box 43 carried the fire boys to a roof fire at 501 Theobald and the fire was soon out with small NATIONAL SUFFRAGE tional amendment for mil innvide womans suffrage was reported fut recommendations by the House Judiciary committee WHY LIBERTY BONDS SOLD BELOW PAR McAdoo in an address today charged that the forced Kales by Gornutu in terests is responsible for the nrpnt selling oC Liberty Bonds beluw s in WinKilvifw Thit I ieiiimny Massing Uir i t YVir mi AVrIcin I j Sorrel try jot i i rfrvipv iM 1 iui hat Icrntmiy I IHlUd UlC fMlllV if u ni 1roni tin lr n tho Iniiii hasten its ITon arations with all possible Secretary adds this a tlio enemy is preparing to jiul execution plans maturing defeat of the Russian armies at nenberg In the earlier part of Tho ihaf inlo f COLD SPELL WILL LAST SEVERAL DAYS weath er bureau today predicted that the eold weather in the South will at least until the middle of the war his broken out in Rus The Petrograd government an nounces that Generals tvornlloff and Dutoff have bogun a revolt in Southeastern The announcement says tho Constitution al Democrats are assisting The Bolshevikl troops have been or dered to the field against the rev whoso it is will be the cutting off of of seizing tho powers from the Black Sea to the Ura1 mountains as well as In the The uprising in Portugal is con fined to Lisbon and the immediate neighborhood and resulted in tho for rintionjjf a new cabinet and the sur render of the government troops in The AustroGermans have not re newed the attacks on the Asiago pla the strong defense of the Ital ians apparently forcing tho cessation of the Infantry The artil lery is acfivo between Brenta and tho marked infantry activity on the French The artillery acton is confined to tho Oambral and Ypres Siberia Vnnd Shipments Kuropoiin provi sional government of Siberia ban or dered tho stoppage of food supplies in Iliirdpoan Ktusla on the cronnd Hint Ihey mayroach Six UiMllis of American Soldiers in Peraliing reports six death from nat ural including Private Jackson of from No Punitive Action Renter dis patch Petrograd says that the British ambassador has denied the reports that Great Britain lias con templated punitive action in the event makes a separate UNLUCKY THIRTEEN WERE HANGED TODAY Soldiers Convicteci by Cmr Martial of Implication in Houston Iliots August Wcro Jerusalem CJupturod by Hoiiar Lnw announced in the House of Commons that after be ing surrounded by the British has The capture of Jerusalem marks the end of iho MohannucdiM posset Hlon of the sent of thn re which II held for more f tlMitisand tho collatise of the efforts of the TuriB lo ami invade Armistice on Itounianinn war office announces thnt rntnistico wilh liiitsinn nml Roumanian nrmios on the front between tho rind tbo month of thn Dati hinl been By Associated Press Han teen negro convicicii 1 court martial for complicity in the Houston riots in were bann ed at Kort Sam Houston this morning In addition to the thirteen fortyone members of the same regi ment were sentenced to life impris one sentenced to two and onelialf years in three to two while fire were The execution was witnessed only by army and the sheriff of Bexar The time and place of execution was kept No announcement of the findings of tho court martial was made until after the execution of the men charted with murder in the mutiny rioting in connection with the riots in Hous ton on August when tho ne gro soldiers shot up tho city and sev enteen persons were killed and oth ers wounded before tho disorder in Houston was The men hanged were Sergeant William Corporals James Josse Moore Charles Baltimore Privates Thomas 1 Carlos Ira PraUr RicUley The men mounted he without i marched tread singing a hymn Prayers aaid by a nefxro minis ter and two army All htiiE8d from one bill from wonarate FOUR FROZEN TO DEATH IN OHIO Thousands From the Tor rlfli Proviilliiijt in the AiahnntiiK Fonr are dpul and i fatnlly while thousanils an isiifterlni in tho Mahoniiig as the of the nrriflc blliznrd pre FOR HAIjE OF WAR SAVINGS CERTIFICATES AN1J STAMTS Committee for Washington County CovcMS Line of ItUslllCSS Kil dpuvor in tho Acting under instructions from State Director for Mississippi of the National War Snv Robcrl County Dimeter hus made following appointments to represent the respective interests on the Wisli ington County War Savings Commit namely vice Kobertsha ex Steve exof iounty superintendent public rcinesMutif colleges ilul representing colored Paul represent ing bankers from eivh Franris representing Hoy Nathan representing represent ing Wil reprosontinn Red Ticlcet Woodmen or Ram other 11 sternal IT Wil fseii piii lire Pink i new Ml Prili and iarn attend a con Uireiici of tile Mississijnii Lonisi Couutv liireclors to lit held in Orleans on to confer Frank chairman of I lie National War Sav ings at which meeting the County Directors will acquaint themselves with details of the cam paign to sell of War Savings Certificate Stamps ami Thrift Washington County War Sav ings Committee as named above lian neon called to meet at the Blyelan Club on December 21st at 3 to receive instructions as to their dution and to learn how they can best coop erate with the National Washington County must respond to this movement and acquit herself of her part in the campaign to sell certificates and thrift stamps as she has met all past demands of the na tions A CAltn FROM To my friends who supported me in the election for Mayor Allow me to thank you for your confidence and The admin istrationelect will have my hearty support In law enforcement for the higher life and upholding of the mor als of Greenville will you all say the same Very truly PROHIBITION FOR NATION IN CONGRESS Nation Wide Prohibition Amendment Will Ho Tnlwn Up in House Next By Associated Press House of Congress gave unanimous consent to the agreement to consider on lion day the constitutional amend ment lor nationA which 1ms already been passed by the Tiii judiciary committee favorably reported the prohibition amendment COLDEST IN OHIO VALLEY FOR YEARS Thirteen Pnaivis llclmv at Cin cinnati and Coldest in Forty Years in Press coldest December wither In 10 years was recorded in HIP Ohio valley niiiiipni with ii minimum of 13 de grees below at nml all cliinlry cost of tho Rocky Hliowini tnmporaturos to lnirnes below thn Do cciuber ;