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r. t VOODVILLE. MISS. SATURDAY JUNE 30 1923 NO. 1 IN E!! EXPORT" Down On Loading United regu- to ports in COmplying prohib- persons in exportation to Mnce the in- the United illegal, be dis- Papers to des- States Imports- goverll- ambas- carefully and ascer- of the law Observed. It the export of ot prohib- no provisions or regulations clearance pa- liquor des- slmply be- special per- laJect of the in control and St. that Erie and Louis and Cincinnati d the Chi- was the Inter- end Cdroker, by an el- an gave HARDING PROPOSE5 .A. FIRM PFIOMIED "" Y- LRI00E-A DIVIDENDS Houston. County DemonstratioR [Agent T. E. Douglass has announc,.d ---- i the preparati:m or a cou:ty lair to , i be held in Okoleaa, iss., and one in - ] saw county deems it necessary to beid DISFAVORS U. S. OWNERSHIP aarrtage of artist, COver paint- minihg She left 19, the husband but President Says Unless Consolidation Works, It Will Enforce Govern. ment Ope'ration, a Colos- sal Blunder. Kansas City, Me. Consolidation of gee- the railroads of the country into a state de-small number of systems is a ration- from the . = al, justifiable step, full of promise to- of Its tna'lwards: solution of the transportation put !problem, President Harding declared last Mareh here in the second prepared address refused to liquor des- t of his western trip. "If the system consolidations will States ]not afford the solution," he said, its im'i"then our failure will enforc a cos- Her experiment and the one great i rez I commitment which 1 hope the United that it British  States wilt forever escape." to the 1 The executive expressed the belief their I that this one great commitment--gov- t experl- fernment operttion would Le "a colossal blunder, which would destroy tion i initiative, infect us with political cor- along the ruption, create regional Jealousies and pointed out impose incalculable cost on the public per- treasury," take on Discussing relations between the carriers and their employes as a vital factor in the transportation situation, the president announced that he fav- ored continuance of the modifications as seem most likely to make the plan successful." tie said he was not con- vinced that the test of this plan had been "a complete and entirely fair one." but added that "there is liltle to hope for until all concerned are ready to comply promptly with the board's decisions." "I am frank to say," he continued, "I do not hope for compliance on the part of employes so long as decisions are ignored by the managers." The sort of consolidation of the carriers which Mr. Harding advocated contemplates a constitution of the larger systems so that the weaker and unprofitable lines would be able to lean upon the financial strength of the stronger and profitable ones un- til the growth of the country makes them all wn a Just return upon the capital invested. The whole would be under ":igorous government supervi- sion." Such a consoLMation, the president asserted, would "effect a dimunition in rates without making a net return impossible" and at the same time would "make sound finance possible for expansion." "There now appears to be no dif- ficulty about any constitutional in- hibition to the voluntary consolida- tion as authorized by Congress," the executive continued. "But the prob- lem of reconciling the interests of the hundreds of different ownerships and managements of lines to be merged into systems has proven a task for which no solution has been found. "It is, therefore, seriously proposed that the next step be to further am- in Pttts- plify the provisions for consolidation author so as to stimulate the consummation_ Will be It is my eectation that legislation dedication to this end will be brought before Bardstown. Congress at the next session. famous WILL FIGHT EEVIL. Conference Called on Senator Ran daws Suggestio New Orleans.--Acting on the sug- gestion of United States Senator Jos- eph E. RansdelL of Louisiana. the Louisiana Bankers" Association has I issued a call for a conference to be I held in New Orleans on Sept. 19 and i 20 to consider ways and means of combating the boll weevil. Cover- t nora. commissioners of agriculture, ! United States senators and congress-! men from the various states inter- I ested were lnvfted to participate in the meeting. Youth, 18, Is Hanged. San Quentin, Cal.--Lawrence O. Campbell, 15, of Marquette, Mich., was hanged in San Quentin peniten. tiary for the murder of Leslie Nichols, San Francisco and Los Angeles in- surance adjuster, in Imperial County January 20 last. He was the youngest prisoner ever to pay the death penalty In-California. it was said. The Ne ! army of bee- to this the nil. Admits Stock Fraud. alive, New Yock.--=Jules G. Rabiner, a yroker, pleaded guilty to hypotheca- tion of customers' stocks, but Will be allowed four months' liberty before sentence ia imposed, in order that he nil- may help in the brokerage investiga. will tion being conducted by the district at an attorney. Rablner said he was anxi. a day for ou's to make refunds to customers who lost money dealing with him. Adlree- Democrat is Promoted. conner- Washington.  Announcement has nego- been made at the White House that on July 3, President Harding would designate Robert }L Cooper, former governor of South Carolina, now vice- commlioner of the Federal Farm law was of- oan Board, as comnssioner and exe of Saran- cuttveoflcr .of the board, succeeding of th Clles'.Loilell, reidgne. "RUral Rotlsasrfe. hundred and fifty The bonded indebtedness of Mis- sissippi of $13,440,50) with a deficit approximating $6,000,000 ha aroused the axpayers of Mississippi, to a tre- mendous pitch of anxiety and it is re- ported tha candidates for governor and members of the legislature ar- solemnly promising that no more bonds shall be issued for current ex- penses. Senator McCallum a member of the senate finance committee, who seems to be an authority on. the financial condition of Missssippivsays that out of a bonded deb of $5,283.000 con- tracted between 1904 and J918, only $300.000 was for permanent improve- ments. This was during the guberna- torial terms of Vardaman. Noel. irewer and Bilbo. In 1920 $4,711,000 worth of bonds were issued for per- manent improvements at the various state institutions This was during the Russell administration, and the bond bill was introduced in the house of representatives presided over by Speaker Conner. and favorably report- ed by the V'ays and Means Commit- te of which Representative All Stone of Washington was the chair- man, and it is understood Represen- tative Stone was the author of the bill. Candidates for the state senate and house of representatives are ask- ing for information touching the amounts of bonds issued, -when. for what, the amount of interest, and when they mature as this matter Is one of vital importance in the legis- lative campaign. The official record with reference to bond. issues shows: In 1904, $500,000, 3, per cent bonds, maturing in 1934 ere issued for current expgnses in state govern- ment. In 1907, $137,000 31./2 per cent bonds maturing in 1927 were issued to .pay bonds maturing at that time. In 1910, $264.000 4 per cent bonds. maturing tu 1930, were issued for cur- rent expenses, In 914 $1.250.000. 4 Per cent bonds were issued to pay" bonds ma- turing at that time and to make im- provements at the state institutions. These bonds mature in 1934. In 1916, 8755,250 4 "1/4 per cent bonds were issued to pay bonds ma- turing on that date and improvements at state institutions. These bonds mature annually to 1936. In 1915. $3,000,000 5 1/4 per cent bonds were issued to defray expenses of the state government. These bonds mature annually to 1934. In 1920. $4,711,000 in 4 per cent, 4 33 per cent and 5 per cent bonds were issued for permanent improve- ments at the various state institu- tions. These bonds mature manually until 1946. In 1922 $3,500,000 4 per cent short term notes were issued to pay out- standing warrants and current expen- ses of the state government for 1922. These short term notes mature May 1, 1924. Mississippi is liquidating the above bond's, including annual interest there- as follows: In 1923, $L011,880; in 1924, $4,524,692.50; in 1925, $923,- 655: in 1926, $899,942.50; in 192"/, $1,012,230: tn 1928, $845.722.50; in 1929, $821,010; in 1930. $1,061,297.50; in 1931, $761,025; in 1932, $736,312.- 50; in 1933,-$711,630; in 1934. $1. 826,387.50; in 1935, 355,175; in 1936, $487,775; in 1937, $284,995, and gen eraliy reducing until 1947. The approximate $5,000,000 of bonds authorized by the legislature of 1920, and approved by Governor Russell, fcr permanent improvements of the state's property, was handled ,by the state bonding commiaslem There is a revival of the talk of selling the square on which the gov- ernor's mansion in Jackon was buPt in 1842. This square is 320 by 820 feet, and is in two blocks of both *he Old and the New Capitol. It frocts Capitol street, now the chief business block of the capital city. "Ios familiar with its value think that tb. lot for business purposes is worth be- tween $300.000 and $4fi0,000. The aug gestion has been made at intervals tot a nmber of years that he pre- ent m}n$ton and its grounds be dis- rosed of, and a modern home erected fr the governor, in the residen;e part of the city, or that'the governor be required by law, as is done in some other states, to furnish hi own residence. Will Open Lime Plant, V'aynesboro.Aceording to the an- nouncement of F. L. Thames, peni- tentiary trustee from the Second Dis. trier, the lime plant whick is located in this county about two miles above here will be repaired and put in oper- ation at an early date. Work will be. gin on the plant Just as soon as the necessary material can be secured. Pastor Marries Many. Magnolia.Dr. Ft. H. Purser, a min- ister of the Baptist church here has been the busiest man tyin the knots of lives for weal or woe for the past few days. Here are a few of the ouples united: Miss Steila Jones and Mr. Vernon Smith, at the courthouse; Miss Annabel Gammll and Mr. Mor- gan Atwood at the parsonage; Miss Grace Turner and Mr. T. J. asley at his home. Mi Avanelia Sinclair tle pgron. J two fairs a year. The dates have not !as 3"st been made known, but it ;s i supposed that the time will be set for %FAILED TO PAY 500 PER CENT some LlIne in, flip ear', part of Octv- !t)er. Mr. Douglass states that he wlil also hold community fairs at x,','oou- i land, Miss., and ttoulka, about Sep- tember. This county has not had a fair for nearly ten years and the peo- i ple are anxious for a county fair, and I it is thought that every effort on the yart of the business people and farm- era will be made to co-operate with Mr. Douglass in making tb-occasion a success, tlis county feels that she has not had her share of these grvat Institutions in the past, but with the plans that Mr. Douglass and his sJaff have tentatively outlined for this i.vear, and the #prize list that is being ] made up by them. Houston and :Cbiekasasw county feel that the county and community fairs will be a great success and help to bot farm- ers and town folks. There will be no admission to these fairs, every- thing will be free and fair days will be days of real enjoyment to the peo- ple of Chickasaw county. REPORT ON TRUCKING. Warren County Men Will Urge More Vegetable Growing. Vicksburg.--P. L. Hennessey, presi- Letters 5igneo by Head of Firm Prom. ies o Pay and Urges Investors to Return First Payment With More Money. Washington.--The most glittering promses of w,alth and ease made by any o, the oil promoters who have c(*me ahwar the federal governruen is l(.und i, tI)e literature of the Shall- cross 500 per cent syndicate and the Smackover 500 per cent syndicate at Fort Worth, Texas, and El Dorado, Ark.. against whom fraud orders were sued by Postmaster General New. 2he order also covers the names of S. Shailcross. tustee, and S. 'Shallcross, Jond ed" t us;ee. The evid.nce shows that D. M. Whittiken. 9socite of hallcross In th, venture, tad charge of the pro- motion and sale of stock through the nail, and that he sought to capffalize the kuo$-dge and experience of the latter, a praclical oil driller of many years' experb.nce. The advertising and (ircular matter was written in the first person and sgned by Shall- cross. dent of the Exchange Club, under I Among the l:romises carried in part- whose auspices the party of 60 from ous oil journals was a guarantee of Vicksburg and Warren county motor- 500 per cent dividcnd at 100 per cent ed to Utica and Crystal Springs to per month, payment of which was as- study every phase of the truck grow- ured by an 1.)egcd surety bond "bf ing business, said that ',this is a high- I $125,000. ly intensified business and people ! On April 16. 1.23 , orm letter was had better not tlk about going into  mailed from El Dorado, Ark., to stock- it unles they intend to work hard."holder3 in the mackover 500 per He further stated they should also become interested in dairying and side lines. The club will continue its campaign to increase the truck growmg acreage in Warren county. W. R. Lominick, county agent, ex- pressed the opinion that the Warren county lands are richer than those in Copiah county, but some fertilizer will be necessary for very early crops. Girls' Rally July 7. (larksdale.--Deflnite pla WeTS made for a girls' rally here Saturday, July 7, at the Chamber of Commerce ooms, under the direction of Miss Florence Jones, county home dem:m, stratlon agent. At that time there will be an exhibit of girls' sewing, and the girl to whom the Judges of the contest award first prize will be sent to the state short course at A. & M. college the latter part of July with all expenses paid. Dedicate New School. Aberdeen.--The new $20.000 EgYpt consolidated school building was dedicated at Egypt, Monroe and Chickasaw counties. When the citi- zens of the Egypt consolidated school district voted to issue the bonds the election carried without a dissenting vote. The new building has 14 large rooms, with electric lights and water- works. A teachers' home was erected at the same time the school building was going up. Will Validate Bonds. Coffeeville.--The board of super- visors have just entered validation proceedings in an attempt to validate the bonds sold recently for the pur- pose of putting down a hard surface road in the Scums Torrance separate road district. Bonds to the amount of. $37,500 were sold at the April meet- lag for tbia purpose but owing to the fact that some Of the land owners ap: pealed from the order of the board, validation proceedings were nece sry to establish their alidlty. Capture Jail Breaker. Hattiesburg. -- Henry Jones and Phillips Quinn, both 18 years of age," cnt, syndicate containing alleged divi- dend checks of 1"00 per cent. The letter pronised another divi- dend check on May 25 and eollcited the stockholders to return their first dividends with additional money, which would participate in the next dividend payment. "Ride with Shall- cross to life of independence," the let- ter urged. The letter caEried such rosy promises of a future of ease and independence that many stockholders returned their dividends with addi-. tlonal money f)r more stock. The syndicate failed to pay the promised dividend on May 25 and has, taken no further steps to fulfill its 500 per cent guarantee, it is alleged. Instead of being a great success, In. specters learned that no revenue whatever had been derived from the eale of oil. Neither could inspectors find the alleged surety bond of $12,- 000, nor another for $150,000, which the Shallcross literature declared was posted for the protection of stock- holders. SOVIET NAVY WORTHLE88. Rusisans Must Buy 8hips Abroad, Bays Warsaw Report. Warsaw.--The Soviet navy is com. pletely worthless and new vessels will have to be bought abroad at once, ac- cording to the report made to Me, cow by a special commission appointed to investigate the matter. The commie- sion also reports that the Russian merchant fleet is completely disor. ganized and obsolete, As facilities for modern construe. lion are iackidg in Russia..the com, mittee advises that orders be placed abroad lmmedla-[ely. The condition of the boilers and mchinery on navy "vessels, and, above all, the armment, is considered to be desperate. BULL FIGHT BARRED. Gee. Parker Declares Force of State Will Halt Burlesque. Baton Rouge, La.---Gov, John M. Parker notified New Orleans authori. ties that the state of Louisiana under no circumstances would tolerate a broke Jail in Laurel, only to be caught bull fight wlthln its borders and that In Hattiesburg by local officers soon the force of the state would be used afterwards. The two boys had been! - to stop such an event If an attempt convicted0f having liquor in their: was made to stag# one in New Or- i leans. A of toreadors from troupe ] ,lexico City had been billed for a se- ries of burlelue bull fights in New possession and were placed'In a Law rel Jail. It ia reported that prohibition offl. vials suspect that liquor is betug brought to bootleggers in Jackson in aeroplanes. Frequently iL is stated aeroplanes circle the city for half an hour or so, and then disappear sad the presumption Is that those for whom they have brought the liquor, meet them at some landing outside of Jackson, and receive the liquor thay have ordered. It is suspected that the aeroplanes get the liquor from somewhere on the coast, where it is Lrought by foreign ships tc the three mile limit, and smuggled in. It is es- timated that an aeroplane brings about 15 cases or 180 quart of liquor. Announce 3. @. Convention. Starkville.--All the Sunday school of the county are requested to send representatives to the Beat Four Sunday school convention, which will be held at Morgans Chapel @n July 3, near Sturgis. 8. S. Rally Held. Haslehuret.A Sunday school rally was hold at the Georgetown Baptist church, east of Hazlehurt,.witb hun- dreds tn attendance.. . An eJbday srv- Ordeans the last of this month. j is a law abiding Louisiana state, and no matter how worthy the char. lty, there will be no bull fight in Lou. lian/' the governor telegraphed. 'The force of the state wll be used to stop IL" To Hold Election ifl November. Raleigh, N. C.--overnor Cameron Morrison has issued a formal !roclao nation calling a general election in the second district on Tuesday, Nov. 6, for the purpose of electtng a suc- cessor to the late Claude Kitch/n, democratic representative in congress, .Convict Former Dry Officer. Newark. N. j.Samtlle H. Cone, ormer chief o the field prohibition enforcement stf of New Jersey, was convicted bY a Jury of bribing enforcment agents to give protec- tion to salconkeepers and bootleggers. Tennessean Gets Office. St. Paul, Minn.J. Y. Williams, of Alexandria, Va., war elected presi- dent, and Grand Rapids, Mich,, voted the 1954 mt/nS place at the closing session of the DEFIES ORDERS r OF PRESIOENT "BOSSES HIS OWN OFFICE" Comptholler General McCarl Says Neither White H'ouae Nor After. hey General Can OverrideL Answers Only CongresL Washington,--The sweeping author ity asserted by Comptroller GeneraJ. McCarl over disbursements by the federal government was again chal. l lenged when the employes' compen- sation commission decided with the l apparent backing President Har(1. of ling to order resumption of a certain I class of payments which the comp- i troller general had reused to allow. Attorney-General Daugherty recent- ly upheld the validity of the pay. ments, but Mr. McCarl has Indicated that he does not recognize the author. ity of either the justice departmen I or the White House to overrule him, The comptroller general's office con. trots actual payment of the claims in. volved and apparently it is the inten. tion to continue to refuse to aprove the payment vouchers in spite of the position takeu by th prestaent. Comptroller General McCarl has in- formed President Harding that he r. gards his deeions as final, and ap, pea]able only to congress. H is will. ing to "consider" the views of inter- ester officials at all times, but ths opinion of none of them is controlUng on his office. The comptroller general's declara- tion of "Jurisdiction" came to light in a publication of monthly rulings by the general accounting office. The statement bore directly on aft opinion handed down in May by th0 attorney general's office, construing portions of the federal employes' compensa, tion act contrary to a decision of the comptroller general. Mr. McCarl in. dicated he would decline to approve disbursement vouchers from the com- pensatlon commission despite the rul- ing of the justice department unless the payments were In accordance with the comptroller general's view of the law. Earlier in the day Mrs. Bessie P. Brueggeman, chairman of the corn. mission, had announced that it "would pay cases dealing with occupational diseases as formerly." Mr. McCarl had held that such payments were to be made only in cases where injuries were determlnable in point of time, while the department of Justice had agreed with the Commission that such a restriction was unnecessary. The opinion of the attorney genero al's office was transmitted to Mr, Me- Carl late in May, and he wrote the president that to follow sueh a ruling would result in the unauthorized ex- penidtue of public funds on 'finlawful awards." "The opinion of the attorney gem eral as to matter regarding which he may with propriety express an opin- ion," the letter'said, "is enttled to most respectful consideration and great wetght, but even such an opin- ion is advisory and lacks the force of a judicial determination. MOst infre- quently have attorneys general ex- pressed opinion on a matter deter- minable by another official." McCarl continued Xhat he could lot regard the opinion as sanctionin  py- ment by the commission, since that meant for the commission to disre- gard decisions of the comptroller gem eraL "The soundness of the decision need not be discussed," the letter contin- ued, "but it seems proper to suggest the absence of any mention therein ot the basic laws which control all branches of the government of the use of public funds and places the duty upon this office to see that the laws with respect thereto are duly observed. "Boad discretion is vested in the employes' compensation" commission by n act creating it, and as to the exercise of thts discretion this offieo is not concerned, but there is no pow- er giw'n tbc commission to disregard the proviions of the law in grant in awu;ds or makiny, payments of lublR" funds." - SIX-YEAR CHAE ENDS. Man Accused of-Getting Thousands of Dollars Through Forgeries Caught, Clncinnat/.--Coucluding a 6-months' search, Baltimore & Ohio railroad l lice arrested George Owens, 30 years old, Chicago, at ,HuntIng[on, W. Va., who it is lleged has obtained thoua. ands of dollars from various ril. rds through forgery and raising o! payroll vouchers. Snow' in California. Redding, Cal.Fresh snowfalls are eight inches deep on the leven at B nanza King Mine, near Carryvifle, Cal., and 12 inches deep at Shasta Forest Lookout between Cnrrvllle ami Castello in trls state. Dies for 31 Murder Moscow.--I- an Komrov, Moscow's cabman murd.rer, and his wife, were executed by a firing squad for the murder of 31 ROBSEBY HErO PROVESTHI . Boy Who Shot at Bandits Now Admits Stearng Large Sum From Bank. MONEY IS RECOVERED ( Cleve]and.William Petre, boy hero of the sensatioual $53,000 Bedford robbery in October, 1920, has adm|tted taking $41,727 from the Cleveland- Trust company. After a threed]uy grilling I)y bank officials and police, young Peers admitted he pocketed the cash Just before lea'ing one of the company's branch banks. Will Not Prosecute. Col. Leonard P. Ayres, vies presi- dent of the trust company and u party of banR officials, at the direction at Petre. d,zg the money from under a garage wlere Petre told them he bad buried It in fin cans. At the request of Colonel Ayres, Petre was not arrested, Tle money taken by Petre, bank offi- cials sa3d. was In hills of large de- nomination and small change.  Petre. a few years ago, was halie all over the country as the "boy bauk robbery hero." He was then" nlneteea years old and employed in a branch at =a Opened Fire. the Cleveland Trust company, afternoon of October 21, 1920 bandits entered the bank and the clerks Into a back room. Petrs Opened Fire. Petre was first to get his hands o a gun, stepped out from behind a door and opened .fire. He wounded one o the bandits and was himself woun His firing gave the alarm, and h battle lu the streets which followed ode bandit was kllled, one wounded, mid five citizens were wounded. In recognition of his bravery trust company promoted Petre and al gave him a reward of $2,500. GANDER ROUTS LAW OFFICER 8teals Patch From fihsrifPa Trous@ll as He Flee From the Man o- He 8ought. % m Oolumbus. O.--A hissing, rul gander " aacked Norman Gll deputy sheriff:" when the official weig to the home of John Talbert, In Su mit county, Ohio, to serve lega par per. "Get hinT' rang out a voice Talbert knocked on the kltchen do of the home. Then he felt a bloW e the back. Turning, he saw a gander "the biggest one In the. world," b said. The bird chased the officer ha II mile to his motorcar, snapped from his trouser= ell rou hllsed In defiance away wlth the papers Weds Adopted Dughter. Phlladelphla.  Twenty-foui,  ! after he divorced his wife two years. Charles M, Weasels rtd his adopted daughter, Marie, ty-two years old. Marie was 13 years ago by the Weasels. Home Burns as Fami|y Goshen, Ind,---ChaHes Juday family were attenlng a tre show.when their | home burned to the ground, .Village. Passing motorists the flames and saved most nlture, uea Mal#,.fr Vamps[rig Hired ,:Oelwe, Ia.Frod "Jaeobs Is for $80 from a. ployed by him, vamped the acd much of hlz'flme.'Theq l suinggbl,o .: due her. Beer R( Holland, paid $40 a "t oldtlme stung. and