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! i XCVIV. VVOODVILLE. MISS] 8ATURDAY.SEPTEMBEI 15.,1923 J0.ckson--Misslssip00i voters will | i | have only a very 'ief respite from l i '&N i -- the recent strenuous campaign for II I ,=C: 00tate ofi00ers hefore anotl, er a00sorh-00 I I GORGAS PLANT, four judges of the supreme court ...... " --" corn t ue pmmary election is over and and eight congressmen. 'rnis - ............ ing campaign will probably be "in; tne excitement InciDent tnereto nas vv,aglVIV.ngelulQIll%CD(2 P L A N BOTH FACTIONS ACCEPT abated The run off race between I T A L Y A L S 0 ACCEPTS With Coolidge and Develops Inclination of to Defend Ala- Power Co. Claim, MiclLA Washington spa- News says: Ford, in conference with and Secretary. of virtually was assured of approval of his of- Muscle Shoals power he would exempt from Gorgas steam plant. plant, which is not a Muscle Shoals develop- and is located on the 70 miles away, has been point of a legal tangle complicated the Ford from the beginning. This on land owned by Power Company and is an option of that com- Miners Get Wage increase, Operl tore Adding Toll to Cost of Anthracite to the Public. Harrisburg, Pa.--With miners and operators in complete accord on the wage, check-off, eight-hour day and collective bargaining points in their dispute over a new working contract. the anthracite coal strike of 1923 is virtually at an end. The miners accepted Gov. Gifford Ptncot's program of settlement on three important features. The operators had already accept- ed. Under the agreement terms made the 155,000 miners will be granted a -10 per cent increase in pay, a figure ranging from 42 cents a day for the lowest paid men, to 778 cents a day for the skilled laborers. in the event the In turn the operators will add be- discontinues the use of tween 80 cents and $1.50 a ton to to sell it. was informed by Mr. the failure of the goD- use the Gorgas power option of the Alabama on Sept. 15. who received this Infer- the first time on Thurs- the interveng nine np his mind whether the seeming inept- let the Gorges plant go. claim of the Alabama the courts or withdraw the Muscle Shoals prop- Past the attitude of the 1De has been that must be included. the.cost of coal delivered to the con- sumer. This will add $32,500.000 to the public's annual coal bill. 'ith the agreement reached the governor dismissed both factions. A Joint meeting of the union represen- tatives and the employers will be held. At this meeting the agreement up- on which negotiations will be re- opened will be signed..John L. Lewis, international president of the United Mine Workers, will be asked by both the governor and the oper- ators to issue an immediate order nding the men back into the pits. Lewis, it is known, opposes such a move, but, it was believed, the governor would bring sufficient pres- full swing when the Legislature con-,, penes next JanuarT. As that body I is composed of 187 representative [ mn. coming from ever)" county of 1 tim state, it is alwayS" a good place] to start a campaign. ] The four supreme judges whose] terms will be expiring and whose successors are to be elected in No- vember, 1924, are: Chief Justice Sydney M. Smith and Justice Gee. H. Ethridge of the first or middle district, Juslice J. B. Holden of the second or southern district, and Jus- tice E. O. Sykes of the third or northern district. The terms of Justices Ethridge, Holden and Sykes expire on January 1. 1925. Judge Smith's term does not expire until January 1, 1926, but the election must be held during the same year in which congressmen are elected. Each one of these incumbents will- be a candidate to suceed himself. Whether they will have opposition remains to be seen but if Oplosition Is going to develop it is most prob- able that the opposing candidates will declare themselves before the year is out or very early in the com- ing year. Hen. Pat Harrison's present term as United States senator will expire on March 4 1925. and under the law a nominee for his succession must be made net year. Mr. Harrison will be a candidate to succeed him- self. The recent primary elections have eliminated any opposition to him from the old faction, and if he is opposed at all it will be by a can- didate from his own political side of the fence. A new delegation to Congress must also be nominated in next year's primaries, terms of all incum- bents expiring on March 4, 1925. The present congressmen are: was at a time when el acceptance There Is an in- the administration may have modified Mr. Ford consented new proposal under ad- -his attitude indicates accept it. of legal counsel been that the option of Power Campany is the army officer the contract exceeded on the advice of the General of the army. Weeks has supported claim. involved, it is said, Ford Is to be given of competing tmmedi- supply of electric., power of Alabama and adjoin- Which the Alabama com- monopllises. plant Is connected Shoals by a power line built by the govern- cost of $900.000. Posses- line would give Mr. Ford and the franchise deliver the power he may Mascle Shoals into the Company's territory. tl elements against the in congress is known the fear of the existing centering in Mr. Ford would them. Loss of the : wgnid not necessarily competition of the pew- at Muscle Shoals, but it more difficult and rumored that an agree- ceaehed among the leaders to proposition through The change in by Mr. Weeks and of the president tn Mr. Ford to ac- proposals ser ed reports. KILLS FARMER. Burned Off Before Be Re, cued, Ark.Frank Bemies. eight miles south- was killed when of Hghtning, accord- received. Mr. is well known in this his oarn when struck barn was set on destroyed. The of the farmer were Off before h body Unimproved. " N. Y.TIo con, B[ylan" of New York less favorable by Genrge F. Com. that he did not be- Pilot Des. H. Thompson, of sure to bear, changing his attitude First District--J. E. Rankin; see- An order sending the men back in- ! end district, B. G. Lowrey; third to the mines would take from three!district, B. G. Humphreys; fourth to six days to deliver and put into ldistrict, Jeff Busby; fifth district, full force. The miners have been on [ Ross A. Collins; sixth district. T. strike since Sept. 1. - [ Webber Wilson; seventh district, P. The agreement of the miners wa E Quin; eigirth district, J. W. Col- preceded by rumors, comin from Her. room where Lewis conferred with his scale committee, 40 miners direct from the fields that the work- era were opposed to a continuation of the strike in the face of the oper. ators*:, agreement to pay higher wages. The "check-off' and closed shop demands of the miners have been abandoned under the agreement. All miners will be placed on an eight-hour day. Collective bargaining, replacing the present arrangements ,by which the operators often deal with individual miners has been established. An immediate investigation into wage scales paid miners will be made. Under these scales some min- ers receive a figure as low as $4.20 a day for the same class of WOrK for which other men receive $5.60 a day. Eight other points remain to be settled. These are highly tech- nical and involve working conditions. It was expected agreements could be reached on these points withou! further deadlock. HELD A8 COUNTERFELTER. H. E. TorrI Arrested in Illinois, 8aid Said to Be Wanted Here. Collinsville, HI.--H. E. Torri, twen. ty-three yearn old. said to be wanted at Memphis, Tennessee, on a charge of counterfeiting, was arrested here when he attempted to obtain a draft of $450. Torri was said to have been a mem- ber of a quintette ot counterfeiters at Memphis, who had floated a num- bet of spurious bills In Memphis. LOSSES OVERESTIMATED. I-oover Says Report of Five Billion Dollar Quake Loss Absurd. Washington.--Materlal losses In Japan have been greatly overesti. mated, Secretary Hoover of the de- 1)artment of commerce said, charac terizlng estimates of a five billion dollar loss as absurd. He pointed out that the industrial Japan was largely outside the devastated area and had been affected but little at far as actual damage was concerned. Money Dictator in Germany. Berlin.---Councillor Fellinger was named .money dictator of Germany. The confiscation of hidden foreign money will begin tomorrow night. Private Radio Phone. Copenhagen.  Arnold Christensen, a Danish engineer, has produced an invention by which ha'claims it will be possible to carry on wirelese tele phone conversations without being overheard, Has Mode4t Ideas. Muskogee.  A candidate in! pilot, was killed "Graudmother's day" has been found. forced landing Mrs. Henry Sellers, of Muskogee was county, protests the statement that at here are no more girls like om ] All of these are candidaes" to .uc- reed tlemselve$ and most of then will have opposition, acc0rding. to present indications. There are al.- ready definite signs of "opposition de- velopin$ i=] the third, fifth,, sL..th and eighth districts. Three Sup'ervisors Named. Waynesboro.Thers will ,be three changes on the beard of supervisor of Wayne County as a result of the election. Mr. Dogulas has defeated W. A. Mason In Beat 1, Mr. Staalep in Beat 4 was not a candidate for re-election, and Mr. Parker has won the place over Mr. Johnson. In Beat 5 Mr. Walley won in the first pri- mary, Aug. 7. Rebuilding Road. Hazlehurst.--The state highway commission is tearing the main grav- el pike, running north and south from the Hinds County line to the .Lincoln county line south of Wesson. The stretch of road is 25 miles long, and the commission Is cutting out the curves to a great extent and widening the road four to six feet all along. Rhodes Students Visit. Blue Mountain.  Two Rhodes echolare, Louis J. Jiggetts of Canton, Miss., and Drane Lester of Bates- vllle, Miss., and T. N. Graves, news- paper man from .Birmingham. Ale., have been passing this week in Blue -Mountain, guests of a house party given in their htnor by Miss Lucy Hutchins of this place." Gifts for Hospital. Clarkedale.Work at the Clark- dale Hospital is progressing rapidly since the arrival of the head nurse Miss Ellse Smith, from MemIis, and detailed furnishings are being sup- plied in all parts of t!m building, lt c furniture has beeu pl,L linens and other supplies are being gotten togeth- er and surgical equipmen,, arranged so satisfactorily that tliere seems no doubt that the hospital will be open and receiving patients by Sept, 15. Ilearly Clean Sweep. . Blue "MountatnTippah County has retained only three county officials for the next four years, according to the reanite in "Tuesday's primary. :1hose are: James McElwtn, cicuit c'erk, who had no opposition; ,L O. Mann, cotton weigher, and Monroe Street, Sr., county survey.or. Manasr Resigns. Columbus.Jolm R. SZJller, for the past two yara has retary of the Columbem and County Chamber Of Zmeree, fll his resignation with the bos of directors. Vicksburg Firm Bankrupt. VlCksburg.--The Mlssiesippi "PUns. portdon Comlmny, composed mobtly Of local stockholders, 4as filed a voL Bilbo and ,Vhitfiid grew more In- t,nse as the primary date.approached and the imerest here at the capitol, whi!e the primary returns were com- ing in. was at a hig;a pitchl not only among citizens of Jackson. but among friends of each candidate from dif ferent ],arts of the state, - had Coe o receive the electm  urns When the final returns v b- fated it was shown that Wh  id had 133.466 and Bilbo 116,415 votes, a ma- jority for Whttfield of 17,000. VChit- field will take the oath of office on Tuesday, Jan..22, 1924. a week after the legislature sitting as an electoral college counts the vote for governor and other state offices, cast in tee November election of this year. It is published that former Governor Bilbo will become the editor of a pa- per here at the capital, which will he a state-wide publication, but it has not been stated whether it will be a Expected to Prove to Italy That Geneva Body Is not Incompetent to Handle:Such Incqdents.aa That of Corfu. Rome.--Ital accepts the terms ,of the council of ambassadors ann agrees to evacuate Corfu and adja. cent islands when Greece has satis- fied all o[ Italy's demands lot reparw tions. A semi-official statement ays the government will consider its de, hands satisfied as soon as Greece earres out the demands .of the aouncil oi ambassadors, which are substantially the same as those Italy forwarded to Greece, " Premier Mussolini has ent to the italian 'ambassador in Pts, Baron weeklyer a daily. The report is cur- Avezno, the following message: rent that Bilbo's followers have at-. "Please notify the "council of am'- ready started a movement to estab- bas sadors that" the royal govern- lish a paper here at Jackson to be edited by him with the object of keep- ing up his fight, and holding his friends in line for next year's elec tion, and the state election four years hence. Four supreme Judges are to be nominated and elected next year as well as eight congressmen and one United StAtes senator. I.t is reported that the taxpayers of the state are keeping tab on the prprimary election l.,,mises of can- didates for governor and for the leg- lelature, in mny InstanCes tcqap booking their declarations {or ready reference and comparison witl their performance when they take the oath of office. Without "exception, so far as is known, every nominee for the legislature and hhe nominee for gov- ernor, is irrevocably committed to the non-issuance of bon for curreut ex- penses, and is unalterably edged to bring relief to the people along, leg- islative and executive lines. The common expression ameg taxpayers seems to be that the way to retrench is to retrench, and the sentiment pears to be growing thrOughout the statethat all revenue bills must .be ?passed the first thing by the legts" lature, and/ that the appropriation cloth must be cut to fit the state's income. It Is being pointed out that if ment has .laken cognizance of tee, note which the Couhcil has addresS- ed to Greece and that It adopts it, reaffirming Italy's 9roposal to eva@ uate Corfu and adjacent, islands as soon as Greece has made full and .definite execution of all reparations demanded .by Italy." Athens.--Greece unreservedly ac, eepted the council of ambassadors' stipulations regarding the Green- Italian controversy, Geneva.--Both -Oreece and Italy have accepted the allied ambassa- dors' proposals as a basis of sdltle- ment. League of Nations leaders are con- flden that the conflict is at an end. But the turmoil tha threatened for a time to cause war has left the league with a sdrtous problem on its hands--the problem of. saving its 4ace before "he world. Leading "statesmen at Geneva unt- vermtllY recognize that, as a result of Italy's clal!enge or the league's com- petenee to adjudicate the dispute. that th-eluestion cannot remain un- settled. ,. If, decisive action to reaf- firm the league's power is not taken. its future will be irretrievably corn- prom feed. "it now remains for ,the league to banks pursued te policy of borrow. re-establlsh itself as the gres rbi;, ing money tq-.pay t expenses, ter,0f'tgternatnalu'tss, el if or paid their enlp[ye m6.re than the "{bls",one-hat b" 'tl othere. bank's income, the banks would soon be in the hands of receiverst ;An,  If the le'ue does not do this, it is there seems to b nut one OlIulon Ci.i" t Jev nlns: Who :have among the people aa expressed I)y bded'bY ita'h%ecisin will "taRe ad- newspapers, and that is that a halt vantage of its weakness. must be called on untmsiness like It is uncertain what steps ,the methods on the part of the state to league council will take for esta'blish- prevent bankruptcy, hich in the end ing its competence bht there were three possibilities' under considera- would mean repudiat,a, tton: Judging from the charges of circuit First. That members of [he council themselves on behalf of their govern- judges to grand Juries, touching pri- ments formally announce the league's mary election irregularities, and the competency, criticism of newspapers and the com- Second. That the question, be sub- plaint of some candidates, legislation mitted to the assembly of the" league, is necessary for a better protection where, With the exception of Italy of the primary franchise. It is re ported far and wide that the absent and-possibly France, it is believed a ballot law was flagrantly prostituted unanimous vote could be secured: Third. That the question'be sub- in the late primaries. This taw was first passed to allow the absent soh diers to vote, and later broadened in order that men and women who were unavoidably out of their counties on primary election day, might not be de. nied participation In the nomination of the men nd women of'the monwealth who were to" mak e and execute the laws, Its provisions may not have been as dmstlc as neces- sary but they wer such if honestly and honor4tbly @xecuted by'all con. eerned, to ld illegal/'voting. So much in and out of the pesi  the manner of the' executn of this " law, that it seems not unlikely hat the next sea. slon of the legislature will severely review it an either strengthen it. so as o absolutely forbid fraudulent practices, or repeal it outright. The federal statistics show that Mississippi is the healthiest state in mitred to The Hague, where a formal decision based on the four treaties in which the league covenant is incor- porated would h'e promulgated. : T HUNDREDS "OF ARRESTS. Philadelphia Raid O----e=igne: i Wipe ,Out "Poison Liquor. Phlladelphla.---O'n e hundret,- and three cider saloons, cigar stores, restaurants and cabarets, formerly operated as saloons, .were rded here in a drive by federal, state and city authorities to. Wipe out polaow liquor that has taken a toll of more than 00 lives here so far this' year. Between three and four 'undred arrests were made, tbe "auflorifle taking lto cuody, all frequent'e raided ae Well as the proprietors. -4EDUCTION .OF TAXES. the Ualo, the death rdte among Washtngton4--Chalrman Madden of whites and black alike, being lower the.ouse appropriatiqns committee than In any other state. This  presented to 4res4dent Coolidge at a something of whioh to be proud, and conference at the White House the Commercial Dtspeh of Columbus, details Of his plan for anna auto- =suggeste that the slogan, "Missis- matlc reduction in taxes, /sed on Pl the Healthiest State," be adopte the surplus of government rvenues and heralded/far and wide by he over expenditures, He iso dis- pres of the commonwealth. That cussed with the president the gener- paper makes anothe, timely sugges, al fiscal policy of the government tiot to t effect that the Mississippi as it may be reflected in legislation press qfl talking ahont boll weevil to be enacted by the-next ongress. and otl pests Human Nature. e anits and habits are one's obeecves a writer. Jesse1 like  real parents we are pon$ believe that our "children" are not so bad as our neghbors'.--Bestom cratss' Philosophy. Olve me b.suty In the Inward tone d may the oatward nd Inward man bean o on. May I reckon the Wiee be worthy and my I have mz penhagen.--Dlsptches from Rus- sia report that the rebellion in Turk- estan is becoming more serious and that Den, Ka{nbneff has left for the scene to take command of govern- merit troops against the rebels, 5,000 In W. C. T. U. Parade. Co'-mbus, Ohlo.--Flve thousand women weari4g the white and yellow of the W. C. T. U., took part In a IRISI;i LEADER H A P P Y Scenes of Good Fellowship Among Nations Dissipate, for a Moment, the Defiance From Italy. Geneva.--An impressive demon- stration of welcome and friendship for the Irish free state featured the meeting of the L4igue of Nations when by the unanimous vote of th9 membersilip commission, Ireland was recommended or admission. There Was a warm feeling-in the hearts of the Irishsdelegation. Pres- ident VCm. T. Cdsgrove and Des- mend Fitzgerald foreign minister, and all the others, for many nations Joined in a spontaneous manifesta- ,*.ion of good will and best wshes for Ireland and her future prosperity and happiness. England. France. China, Persia and the spokesmen for other lands, participated in the dem- onstration of friendliness. Thus, the most palpitating week in the history of the League of Na- tions closes with general rejoicing that the Greco-ltalian crisis offers good prospects of settlement because of the co-operative activities of the council of the league, but with the conviction among the delegates gen- eralIy that the question of the league's competency to act directly in such a crisis must be settled once and for all. The issue at stake is regarded as being entirely clear, Italy, a member state, has declined to recognize that the league covenant obliges her to submit her dispute to the league for settlement Delegates of many coun- triese pointed out that If what they define as this defiance of the coy. enant is allowed to stand unchal. lenged the prestige of the organiza. tion is imps/riled if ot lost alto- gether. ' They emphasize that if the Italian rejection of the league's interven- tion is allowed to go unquestioned a destructive precedent will have been established to which any member state in the fture can refer as Justi- fication roy Ignoring the statutes of the league. There is no disposition to brntl- ize Italy or to summon her brusque- ! before the bar of world opinion :as represented'b, tle league, bt there is a .cearl defined and grow, ing opinion that the questtou of com- petency must be pass.d upon either by-the council or by the assembly. PROMCTE NATIONAL AMITY. / Women Uld to Take Part In Amer. ican Republic Meetings, Oct. 12. Washington.The importance of the meetings to be held by woma on Oct. 12, in the capitals of all the American republics was empha- sized in statements by Mrs. Charles E. Hughes and Mrs. Robert Lansing made public through the Pan-Amero ican International Womn's commit- tee. The meetings are to take place simultaneously under the usplces Of the committee for the discussion o[ woman's part in promoting na- tional natty. The statement of Mrs. Hughes, who is chairman of the committee, was as follows: * " "There was never  tittle when In- ternational friendliness was of great- er Importance than now and I feel deeply that these sectional collfer- ences will further more friendly re- lations and harmonious cooperation among the wbnen of the Americas. They cannot fail to create s better understanding and a larger sym. pathyr thus placin6 their interr. tional interests upon a more endur- Ing basis." "UMBRELLA MIKE" LOSES. Contempt Judgment of Fine and Ion. pr|sonmen Upheld. Chicago.---Ctrcait Judge Lynch de o nied MtChael J. (Umbrella Mike") Boyle, labor leader, his freedom from a six months' Jail sentenc imposed in Lake County for contempt of court for refusal to testify before the grand Jury which JJvesttgated charges of tampering with the jury which, ac- quitted GoD. ma!l last year. Counsel for Boyle argued that con` ,erupt was n0ttt statutory offense and that the court should have imposed elther a sentence or fine instead of both. Prosecution argued that the imposition of both was permissible. SPeed Over California, Lsk_tde, Cal.--The pony express mail rifler reached here, the boundary SUES BOY FOR Wichita, Kan."Once upon as the story-tellers say, a boy girl loved each other and were They lived on scrawny, farms that adjoined each other. this poor soil the boy's the girl's parents eked out a existence. Ofttimes as the moon bathed t countryside in silver the boy girl talked of the future. He how some day they would modest, but comfortable, "In town" with maybe a car Then one day great to the girl. The restless 1 oil driller found streams. gold on the glrl'sfarm. Over nl she was wialthy. Fortune Ends in DlvoreL tame tO woo the girl, promoters unfolded But 'th grl hear(l" married the boy and tame true.. But--- . rh'other for a divorce. ;'Too much money,', hose knowu them for years Her Romance la The romance of Exie Indian girl of Oklahoma Across the district court Intosh county is written the in the love story of girlhood suitor, Berlin In a divorce her husband has rel)etedly  her of infidelity with another man, lege that Saclon, Such accusations, and that not failed to support, her.. " While Exie's suit. or Kfaula "the "lhe other cue" tlon filed, by aglmlt elite Cam', The sortly before Ete's with crnelty 'd farm in  There are now a dozen ing wells on her ehe receives a royalty of all the oil office at Musk month for  " Instead of which they drea bungalow is that section one car, they of years the found discord golden Stepmother El Paso. for ten years malice of a year, old girl was pen, located near detectives, The child. of California. and five mniutes later three-ye old. Will S. Tents, Jr,. and Lieut. Ches- ter L. Conlon of the llth Cavalry be. tn the final California lap of race. Trsln Kills Two Boy=, Alma, Ga.A dog carrying a hu- man hand in ItS mouth her led to bod hie