Laurel Leader, August 29, 1918

Laurel Leader

August 29, 1918

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Laurel Leader (Newspaper) - August 29, 1918, Laurel, Mississippi This Is Dividend Week at The Daily Leader Office-A Year's Subscription to Any Address for $5,00 fa am THE LAUREL LEADER Weather- Fail tonieht and Thursday ox �c-pt probably sowers in P. ] Z. portion. VOL. XVIII-NO. 298. LAUREL, MISS., THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 1918. ASSOCIATED PRESS FRENCH AT OF HAM VILLAGE AFTER VILLAGE TAKEN BY ENTENTE TROOPS OF Secretary Pate Says They Are Counting Jones County Or' ganizatipn One of Best. MORE TROUBLE FEARED FROM THE MEXICANS Gen. Cabell Notifies Mexicans That He Will Cross the Border If They Fire Another Volley. NOVEMBER IS SET FOR UNITED WAR FUND DRIVE SPEAKERS ARE , KEEPING BUSY Meetings Being Held at Various School Houses, Are Said to Be Successes, and the People Are ^aljing- in Line for Effective r Work. W2 *S.~Welch, chairman of the * JjQliefr County Council of Denfense; "'Has - received letter from H. O. Pate, tthe executive secretary of the State Council of Defense, which ,is, very complimentary of the work being done by the organizers in Jones . county. In the letter Mr. Pate says: "We are counting Jones County Council of Defense as one of the best now and are using the good work you are doing to stimulate other counties to get ready, for the drives and campaigns we will be ca|Ied on to put on a little later in the year. I am specially interested in ..'your program for Community Council work and if you have these in abundance, I should like to have sufficient copies to send to �chair  men of other County Councils of Defense to call to their attention the fact that you have these printed for distribution. _ If our funds were not so limited we would be glad to have the program reproduced in the form ; tyhich you have worked them out, fop., distribution over the state, and we'; may do so a little later on. We " have sent out the eighty-one copies of the circular announcing; your ; i plan of organizing community councils with the itinerary of Rev. M. L. Burton and C. L; Neill." The letter states that it is very probable that they will call on some of the Jones county speakers and organizers to help in other parts of the state .The work accomplished yesterJay by the organizers of the Community Councils of Defense was most sue cessful, Gopd crowds greeted the . ftpeakers and much enthusiasm was manifested on the part of the speakers, Following are the dates of meetings for Saturday and Monday: Prospect School, Saturday 10 a. m,, August 31st, Rev. M, L. Burton. r ti Suinmerland, Saturday, 3 p. m., r';xAwgWlt 91st, Rev. M, l. Burton, Htftm, (colored) 8 p m, Satur-Wtftfofii^WgUSt 81st, Rev, M. l, Burton. W^i^MwWt (colored) Saturday 10 a " ^ugust a 1st; Prof, Neill. whose, (colored) Saturday 3 p Vugust 81st, Prof. Neill. JM^rtwk Creek, (colored) Saturday RfIT�i August aist, Prof, Neill. |Mfe|5fJend8Wp, (colored) Monday 10 ffiwWt, September 2nd, Rev, M. l, rV 'Mfc QHve, (colored) Monday 8 p %.sJn, September 2nd, Rev M. h. Bur- -  * � MttXMmw* (wiored) Monday 8 p m. i%pt�pb#r 2nd, Rev. M, U Burton W>1P>����nt Grove, (colored) Mon. * ft \� � W, September 2nd, Prof. (PBfjftiiiMh A?Qlm$) Monday � p jfelt*p�rt� w Nogales, Ariz., Augfl 29.-Notification that he would cross the line if another shot was fired by the Mexicans was sent last night by Gen. De Rosey Cabell, commander of the American forces to Gen.' Elian I'. Calles, governor of Sotiara. The . notification was sent Gen. Calles by Gen. Cabell through the Mexican consul and the American consul at Nogales, Sonara, when firing was resumed on the Mexican side of the border after regrets had been offered by the Mexican officials vender an armistice effected. In the firing from the Mexican side of the border tonight one enlisted man, whose name was not immediately obtainable, was wounded. . In concluding hjs statement, Gen.. Cabell said: "If another volley is fired by your people, I will take every man I have and come over and get you and everything you have. 1 We are through with this nonsense." A general alarm was sounded when the first shots were fired.and mobilization of soldiers and civilians followed. The American forces wei-e increased this afternoon. One Mississippian In Casualty List Section 1. Washington, Aug. 29.-The following casualties are reported by the Commanding General of the American Expeditionary Forces: Killed in action..........7.---- 28 Missing jn action ............ 23 Wounded severely ............ 88 Died of wounds .............. 14 Died from accident and other ' causes............. ...... 4 Wounded, degree 'undetermined. 70 Died of disease .............. 2 Prisoners j.................. � $135,500,000 to Be Raised for the Y. M. C. A. and Y. W. C. A. Work. Total..................,.231 Section 2. Killed in action . . . .......... 24 Missing in action ............ 23 Wounded severely ............ 84 Died of disease............... 7 Wounded, degree undetermined. 77 Died of wounds.............. 19 ' Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 29.-The week of November 11 has been officially designated for the grei't union war drive.tto be known a:-, the United War Fund Campaign." The objective of this gra�t drive will be to raise $135,500,00^ for the war work of the Young Men's Christian Association, the Your:.;;' Women's Christian Association, the War Camp Community Service and the American Library Association, aconling to an announcement just received here from representatives ol; four organi zations. The Young Men's Christian Assoc iation will receive $100,000,000 from the fund and the Young Women's Christian Association, $15,000,000. the War Camp Community Service, $15,000,000, and ^the Library Association,- $3,500,000^* John J. Eagen, of Atlanta, is chairman of the executive committee of the "Y" fund-raising forces for the southeast, and R. H... King is the campaign director. L. Porter Moore is in charge of publicity for the "Y" in the southeast for the campaign. TO TAKE UP BILL AT FOUR O'CLOCK Good Crops Have Beeri Made on Several Jones County Fawns This Year. MOSES AND GIBBS DIRECT PLANTING JOHNSON IS OFFICIALLY IN THE LEAD PINE MEN WILL GO TO HELL FOR UNITED STATE BRITISH AND Second Primary Will Be Held on September 10th to Decide the Contest for Congress. About 3,000 Acres Were Planted in Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas This Year for Use in Making Oil for Airplane Engines. Washington,- Aug. 29.--The house agreed to take up at 4 o'clock the conferees report on the- man power bill with the senate work or fight amendment eliminated. Prompt adoption is expected to follow there by the approval of the senate. B. E. Moses, representing Moses and Gibbs, government contractors for the growing of castor beans for the supplying of oil for ailplane engines,'is in the city today looking after the crop that has been raised in this county. Only small crops. were planted in the county this year, about four acres having been planted on the experiment farm of Eastman, Gardiner & Company and small crops on two other farms. Mr. Moses reports that the crops are in very^good shape and that'good yields will be secured. Reports that the crop would not grow in this section have proven to be false; The (Continued on page two.) Hattiesburg, Aug. 29.-The Democratic Executive Committee of the Sixth Congressional District met in the Court House yesterday afternoon to canvass the returns from the different counties of the district and declare the result. The result was that a second primary was ordered, to be held September 10, between Paul B. Johnson and Theodore G. Bilbo, the two highest candidates, no candidate having received a majority of all the votes cast. The canvass of the returns showed that the candidates received the following totals: Paul B. Johnson ............8,814 Theodore G. Bilbo ..........G,541 Bowers ........'........____3,526 Dawsey ................... 400 Anderson .................. 323 The total/vote cast was 19,604; necessary to a choice, 9,803. Of the seventeen counties in the district, fifteen were represented by committeemen or by proxies. J. M. Shivers of Poplarville, chairman, presided over the meeting, with Secretary F. C. Hathorn of Forrest county present. HIGHER WAGES FOR TRACK LABORERS Washington, Aug. 29.-Higher wages for railroad track laborers and certain classes of clerks was recommended to Director General McAdoo by the railroad board. The advance suggested ranges between ten "and twenty-five per cent. These Are the Words of Jno. H. Kilby, President of the National Lumbermen Association. Total....................234 Among those wounded, degree undetermined, is the name of Robert T. Dickerson, of Heathman, Miss. Nicarague and Honduras Agree Washington, Aug. 29,-Nicaragua and Honduras have averted their standing boundary disputes by agreeing at the request of the United States to withdraw troops from ti.eiv borders and submit their controversy to the United States through their ministers in Washington. Local Boards to Get More Pay Washington, Aug. 29.-Increased pay for local draft boards has been autohrized by General Crowder. Members of the boards will receive from $50 to $200 a month, the anjjount varying with the number of registrants on their roll. Fifty dollars will be the minimum for members of the boards with a thousand registrants or less. � - seoic region, but the Germans have recaptured Fismette, according to the latest reports. The lines on both sectors are wny* ering from time to time. The Amcr� icans are determined not to give ground in the Baseoiches region an4 the Germans are stubbornly clinging to Fismette. : i OBJECTIVES QAINEP W HQUJR, With the American. Aipjlt'^jf Fiance, Au|?; 2,-r'W#^nf^ji tack of tfce 4|nfW.v' 57 ;

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