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ii /: r / VOODVILLE. MISS. SATURDAY OCTOBER 27 1923 NO. 18 UOWBOY1GQERNORS SHUN HEAD1 KU KLUX ISSUE BONUS FIGHT Up Frisco Conven- Turns Over Strenuous Year tired ,band yield. management of the to a newly-elected when Alvin Owe. turned over of California. the of guilding the destl- for 1923-24. at the annual convention here. from his year's miles of traveling on behali , and showing a loss ot a wan smile as he Quinn by the hand tm--n you ever to the newspaper men, the the public." type of man took Quinn. cowboy, L westerner of the open announced he administration to campaign to ltssge of the ex, compensatron and human contact veterans and the in charge of r hospitalization. national vice corn- Fed du Lac, Wis.; High Point. N. C.; YEXAS OFFICIAL HECKLED Says Administration Largely to Blame for Wet Era in East. State Leaders l 1 GO to Washington Where Cool- idge WIH Address Them. West Baden, Ind.--The governors of the commonwealths which form Obe United States went on record for the first time as demanding strict law, which, they declare, "is now the law o the land and must be upheld." They pledged their full co-opera- tion to the government. Fierydebate, however, wich pre- ceded the vote came near disrupt- ing the governors' conference, and brought charges from Gee. Silzer of New Jersey, that the government xs to blame for the "deluge" in the east. elm states because of its failure to check liquor smuggling in the ports of entry. Gee. Parker, of Louisiana, famed for his championship of the Bull Moose movement in 1912 and more re cently for ,his fight on the Ktt Klttx Klan, was the only state eXtive from all of Dixie to support Silzer, Unbeknown to the other governors who were hurrying away to the train for Washington, Parker handed tn his resignation as a member of the con- ferenee` This came after a tilt with Gee. Pat Neff of Texas. wbo had been mak- ing a vehement address extolling the constitution and calling upon every governor to enforce the law. Parker turned to Neff and aske him if he was in favor of enforcing PLEDGE AID 10 I GERMANY TO ASK LAW ENFORCEMENT DEFINITE TERMS COOLIDGE WINS SUPPORT CAN'T DEAL WITH JUNKERS Wilkesbarre, Pa.; Arizona, and Iester elective officer in of rtlonal oh.plain. C. Clemns. of was elected by ac. statement after his commander of the I shah endeavor el. the ideals and of my comrades in r on the fight the waged for he dis- who gave so I shah seek and human contact the governmental with their weffare an active and vigor- the immediate asted compensation fifth national con legion. of the thousands or dedicated their lives to forth in the pream- Legion constito- uto the mem- Igion, ! ex- aecomplishme ol tO the benefit of our CHARGE MADE. in Suit Regarding Note. by GOv. by "A, Mess- is charged in a court liere by the Loan an Trust the Meyer-Kizer of tvernor McCray Bank last June. the validity of to Warren T-Mc- the signature 0 O Joliet, IlL of the nit Sol Meyer-Kiser dng from the stating that Gov- was a partner in 40 sign the "any and all trans- LINERS. g- IMernat/onal Met- has made an Board for the and Prew the United States at the offices was not one of te bid  that other treightors operat- board be re- witit per- the constitution all the way through prticuiarly as to punishment of crim- inals. Neff replied he was. Parker then asked him if he was a in favor of fighting the lawlessness In his own state that had been brought about by the same conditions that prevailed in Louisiana, namely, the ctivities of the '2nvisible em- pire." Neff hesiitated a moment and then replied that the klan matter was not a subject for discussion before the conference. Parker insisted that, according to .v.spper accounts, klan activities in Neffs state of Texas had been o1 probiotm, and he lhought it was as necessary to uphold the constitutional I;uarantees in this particular as in others. Neff then insisted that he had been active in suppressing alleged unlaw- ful acts of the klansmen, but refused to be drawn into a discussion of that phase of constitutional majesty at lMs time. This was the only time the Man matte was thrown into the confer. ence an@ it was quickly sidetracked- After squelching Gee. Parker. who had insisted in a formal soltton that federal enforcement of the sigh. teenth amendment had failed because the national admmistration a lay- ed politics with it and had named corrupt enforcement officers for the Republican politicians, the conference adopted the Plnchot-Sweet memorial, which will be presented t President Coolidge later at the White House. Here agaln the ReptbHcan lines wavered a bit, Gov. Blaine, of Wis. consin, refusing to vote on the me. moriaL PRtNCE BEGS TO GO HOME. prom|s He Will Abide by Republl. can Government. BerLtn.---Afer five long weary yearn of exile on the fog-bound, wind-swept island Of Wlertngen, in the Zuydor Fee, .the former crown prince of Ger- many is pre'lrlng to return to his native BoiL " " Pri.e Wilhelm has asked that he may as & private citizen share the fate of the German people whatever /t may be. Many reports bare been elrculated that the former-e'prlnce had re- tin-ned to Germany secretly, or that he had ked if e might come back. . It is learned on the highest author- Ity, however, that .Wilhelm ham only now made formal application to the German government for ImrmMou to return to his own country ms an or- Governors of Wet Eastern States Re- luctantly Subscribe to Enforce- ment Programme--Some Not |n Accord. Washington.Requestd by Presi- i dent Coolidge to assume their share of responsibility for enforcement or the prohibition laws, governors or representatives of governors of gov- ernors of 37 states and territories, meeting with the president at the White House, adopted a programme of coeration. The programme was approved af- ter President Ooolidge had addressee the gat3ermg and after an extended discussion of the prohibition enforce sent problem during which Governors Smith of New York and Rltchie of Maryland dec!ared with some feeling that they were not in thorough ac- cord with the policy of the Federal government The New York and Maryland governors, however, joined rn the unanimous vote for adoption of the programme, which provides: Co-ord!nation of all federal, state, county and municipal enforcement forces Issuance by the governors of calls upon he press to support prohibition ia enforcement, stress law observ- ance, and treat the enforcement pro- gramme commensurate with the grav- ity of lawlessness. Summoning by governors of conven- tions of municipal, county and state enforcement officials at a convenient date to discuss and adopt a pro- gramme for the states, the federal government pledging every possible support to these conventions. Calls by the governors upon the prosecuting, attorneys in the various districts of the states to confer on the enforcement problem, with the federal government pledging every facility to aid in suoh, discussions. Adoption by the governors and by the federal government of whatever majesty and sanctity of the taw and tO rmpt the various agencim en- forcing'it;  .... Promotion bl the states of educa- tional endeavors in favor of the cause of temperance. SCARCITY OF MINISTERS. Cnnoregationalim Report Nearly -- II| IouPd of Pulpits Vacant. Springfield, Mass.--The fact that nearly one-fourth of the denomina- tion', pulpits are vacant and others are supplied by poorly trained men creates a situation in the Congrega- Uo3 church that demands vigorous treatment, the commission on recruit- ing for the ministry asserted in a Joint re,tort submitted to the national eouncfl of Congregational churches. be commission reported that th denomination wms not in a position to supply its own need of leaders aria consequently must seek them else- where. The declaration that 75 per ceut of the children in this country of schOOl age have no religious instruction, while low stewards of thought and conduct are being spread tion pictures, novels and newspapers, was made by t commission on mor- al and religious education. GOMPERS HITB HARD. IlsferHnll to I; W. W. Finances, Says "CrookI Dt't Keep Book" os Angeles.  Samuel Gomer, president of  tmeriean Federation of Labor, when shown the Associated Press disPatch from Chicago conta/n- ing te Lvttation of Harry G. Clark, general secraxy and treasurer of the L W. W., to investigate I. W, W. finace, said he had only one com- ment to make. and that was "crooks don't keep 1ooke`'" Clark's telegram to Gomper was received a few, momenta later, bt the A. F. of L. president rebuked to lay whether he intended to reply to it. G. Oo P. NewIppr Men to Meet. Federal Dictator Warns Communist There---4Vlinister Brun's Expedi- tion to Munich Fails to Ap- pease Rebel Element. Berlin.--Warlike rumblings em hated from the south of Germany as the cabinet, struggling with the enor- mous difficulties of foreign policy, decided to upply direct to the repara. tions commission for a settlement of the Rulrr dispute. Fh'st Bavaria unequivocally warn- ed Berlin against withdrawing the federal dictator for that state, Von Lossow. Next the iron-listed Gen. Von Muel. ler, federal dictator in Saxony, sent a fresh letter to President Zeigner, of Saxony, declaring he had received more troops and intended forthwith to restore "constitutional conditions" in Saxony. He coupled this with a warning that Zeigner bad better not allow h4mself to be led by his com- munist colleagues in the Saxony cab- inet. Simultaneously he placarded walls and public buildings with the warning that persons attempting to plunder stores or bakeries were gambling with their lives. The federal government'e efforts to solve the Bavarian tangle peacefully appeared to have failed. Minister oq Labor Brauns was se. cretly dis;tched to Munich and re- turned to tell the cabinet Ms attempt to propitiate Bavaria had failed. France's answer -to the many tresemann note has been that the German govermnent must deal with the reparations commission. The above dispatch indicates that Ger- many has finally decided to adop this pglicy, whtch may lead to speedy Iac- SAMPLE PRIVATE STOCK. dinary citizen if the permlon  Indianapolis, Imlmittees have be granted without embarrsmgne government at home or making diff- been appointed to arrange for the culUes for Germany abroad- midwinter sea|lea  the republican Wilhelm, It 4s intholqtatlvely leaxa, editorial association, Which is to d, acknowledges the republican Get- held in Indianapolis Jan. 24 and 25. many, and the present government as a legal government, and offers to pledge himself to staln from all politics or l)AUcal ntivitY of wh ever nature. Condemn Birkenhead For Sharin0 Liquor With Bioux City Men. Sioux lty, Is.---Condemnation oz Lord Birkenhead, English statesman, and his daughter, Ledy Eleanor Smith. who visited Sioux City on a lecture tour last week. was voiced in resolutions adopted bY the W. C. T. U. of Sioux City. Lord Birkenhead is accused, in the resolutions adopted, of having "per- mitted a number of distinguished Sioux City men to sample some of h private stock of liquor in the base- ment of Gracce Methodist church, where he lectured." Lady Eleanor, in the resolutions was accused of having "pttblicl smoked a ciffarette on the camlm of Morningsid.Colleg e-'' WALES RETURNS HOME. Crowda Cheer Prince on Arrival at Southamption and London, ])ndon.The prince of Wales re- COAHOMA TAX PYER AGAIN RAISE HOWL. Again Making Delta the "Goat," At titude on Increased Aslmament. Clarksdale.Taxpayers of Coahoma Oounty are "raising a howl" with re- gaxd to the Increase in assessments 18 reported on /Oct 4, which stated that the tate Tax Commission ned nounced final figures of Increases ordered in the assessments in real tad personal property for the currem year on which the taxes of 1923 wt be collected in December. Judging from the assessment increases the tax payers say, the tax commission in- tends again to make the Delta coun- ties the goat. Out of a total increase for the 82 counties of the state of ap- proximately $18,000,000, six of the leading delta counties ere hard hit to the tune of $6,000,000. the approx- imate raises being as follows: Coa.homa County, $1,200,000; Hamphreys, $1,0h5,000; Qultman, $1,- 160,000; Tallahatchie, $1,075,000; Shark,y, $1,000,000, and Lefiore, $450,- 00, real and personal Tunica Coun- ty was raised only about $100,000 and Smith County, in the southern rt of the state, 'was rsed about $2,000,{)00. these eight counties can account for approximately $8,000,000 of the In- crease and this leaves 75 other coup- ties to account for the rexinding $10.000,000. Cohoma County lands were'raised to $66 per acre, while adjoining coun- ties" lands were assessed at between $36 and $50 per acre. This will neces- sitate the land owners in this section giving up most of their rentals to pay for taxes, drainage, etc. One Coahoma County planter here remarked that "it may be fair, hut it looks mighty hard." Man;s Body Not Found. Vlckstmrg.Thlle strenuous ef- forts have been made to recover the body of John Robert Speed, WhO is believed to have committed suicide hy Jumping into the river at Delta Point Tueedaf, the body has not yet been found. Dynamite has been used freely but n traces of the body have resulted from the blasts. Selling Off Surplus Stock. Hazlehurs. -- R. Frank Hargraves," wealthy farmer living 15 miles west of here, made the largest single ship- ment of cattle ever made by one man in Copiah County. He sold 235 head of cattle in St. Louis to a cattle buy- er, the price ranging from four cents to four and one-hail cents per pound on the hoof. Women Hsve DeleRateI. Vlekbexs.---Mrs. W. S. Mentgomery Mi Nettle Hlrh have been ap ltlited delegms to attend the ste coavention of the League of Women Voters to e held n Meridian in the early part of Novemker. The Vicks- burg League is planning a reception to be held some time next month a which a amber of interesting tea- ture wIH be given. Lsmar Life Building. Jackson.Work on the big Lamar Life Insurance Building has commenc- ed bY. an excavation crew to prepare the ground fr." the foundation work. this crew progresses it will be fol- |owed by the piling crew, which" has the contract for sinking 368 OOncrete piles for the foundation. Bean Shippers Disappointed. Durant-Out' of a carload of Ieans turned home last week from his shipped by the tcl: growers of this ranching '.holiday in Canada. community last week to the ChiCIO He landed at Soampton amid nmrket the returns did not bring ,.beers of crowds packed on the huge more than enough to pay freight. The wharves. He was looking tanned and quality, according to officers of the appeared to be In his usual fine plr. Truck Growers' Aeltlon, was de= its. He said he had a fine time, but clared to be first cia. was delighted to be back home Crowds lined the small stations along the way from Soutbampm to Leaden and still more waited to see him alight at the big Wateerlo0 sta- tion. A he traveled as Lord Re]p frew only official welcomes were ten- dered. McADO0 BOOM ON. National Hesdquarterl Will Bs Oper ed at ChiCago. ' Chicago.--Annotmcement that a n tional headquarters for a campaign to boom William G. McAdoo for ]re idet will be opened here some tme before November 1, was made by for- mer Judge David Ladd Rockwell oi Ravenna, Ohio, who stated he would asume the. duties of national cam- paign manager. Mr. Rockwell, ho served on" the national committee in the Oox cam palgn, stated efforts would be made to perfect tn organization with a vlew of enlisting as many delegates as possible for McAdoo: He said tional organization would be ollowea by state organization. 8on's Blood Foe Mother. Lunatics Camps In Hedl;l SL Louis.--Mrs. Thomas lark, Soroudsbng,, Pa.--W. E. MowOe, au wo had out herself seriously, wts escaped insane patient, was rcaP laved from death bY the transfusion tured in a ckaml ,h had built in a of her son's lood. / Bank Embezzlsr Sentenced, tall ,h "McAOOO VS. HUGH'8," nator King "Pioka" the Nomineel % for- 1924. :Washingon.---Senator King, In oral Utah. haI predicted  WI. O. "M,.Adoo would head the Demoetic national ticket next November and Charl E. Hughes the Repnblimn. '  | Thr Me ni Tub. Ds I--wee me tried to paddle tbush. " 'Eldorsdo Cuts Gal, (15. E1 Dorso, ArFollowing aa, i uemcements of cLs in Soline rlces Dayton, Oldo.--Plea4tK  ltY t The throbont the eoWj=west, filling st embelg $104,547.18 from the Mf- ths est of u tiom in El Dorado t nces three isboxS EknMng Com]waay. of Whieh rldta The cents, making the prioe In this ctt he was resl41mt, John J. cbwartz bma teted by SO cents a gallon, was sentenced to 0 years In the , Ohio penttmttar bY Judge Robert C. Razor Cuts Wldlll CIk. ]Pattm-mm. GsV, ln&t an ptu wed*  : the elope- Bandits Hold Up Paw,s,op. Helen  and Henry PhlladelghFour armed mot fom to ut bandits held up Kanedy Brother mwuhop in the bml uet1 o Bank for Tishomingo. Tupelo.Mr. Robert B. Clark, pre ideflt of the Bank of Tupelo, wih four stookholders of this bank, havre Just retued from Tishomingo, where they we for the pttrgose of organizing a banit This bod[ of men met with the business men of Tlsimmtngo, when every plmse of the branch of the Buk of Tupelo, which probably will be estslished, was discussed by both sides. Milk Teterl Awarded. Brookhaven.---qe four Btoet milk testers offered to the Smith- Hughes schools in Lincoln County were awarded ms follows: New Sight and Ileuck's, a 12-bottle tester each; East IAncoin, an eight-1ttle tester and Bogus Chitte, a two-bottle tester. Patrons of these schools will now be ale to eliminate the 'bedrders" among their cows. Will Obierve APbor Day. Vkksburg.The Vicksburg Civic Leaguemet and plains were 1mr- leered for the observance of Arbor Day. Com.mtees will be appointed to secure the cooperatlon of property owners In the planting of trees and shrubbery on that day to beauttfy the City, PenIions 8eat Out, . Senatobia.The chancery e'Cq I, now sending et the fourth quarter pension wg. to t. ez,onfed- crate ldim and widows. The mgn- eat that any aoldk draws from t rotate as t mlon is 0 per quarter. Ps Prize. % Vatde ComW " oaee the field of lndus and The almbst unprecedented dry spell has been the cause in some localities of destructive fires as th reumt of carelessness. The law against lm. dling fire in such a way as to get upon the lands of individuals is very severe, thee guilty of such negli- gence or practice being subject not only to civil damages but crmlnai rosecution. They are liable not only for the injury or detrnctlon of build- ings, fences and the like, but for the burning and injury of trees, timber and grass and to amge to the range as well. In addition to this they are liable to a penalty of $150 in favor of the owner of the lands. It is understood that the eleven candidates for the speakership of the Mississippi house of representatives are carrying on a systematic corre- spondence campaign with the mem- bers, each hoping to be chosen to wield the gavel over that body, The candidates for speaker are A. C. An- of Iuderdale, J.B. Fatherree of Clarke, J. W. George of tellers, D. I-L Glass of Attaia. S, S. Gore of Web- derson of Til)a, Thomas L. Bailey ser, W. S. Henley of Coplai-, W. B. Mlxon of Pike. M. "Luke Riley of Un- ion. Walter, Jr., of Bolivar an4 W. E. Wllroy of De Soto. All of 'the candidates have seen service in one or the other branch of the legis- lature, it is stated, except Mr. Henley. It Is also sated that all of them are lawyers except Anderson and Gore. Anderson is a journalist and the ed- itor of the Southern Sentinel at Ri1 'icy, and Gore ia a school teacher and a farmer. The Mississippi Tax Commission  partially completed the eqtralist- tion of the land assessments of the 82 counties of Mississippi. Increase was made in the assessments of some counties so as to contorm to the rates in counties of like class, Only a romp.ratine few of the counties el the state protested against these In- creases when it .was shown that the oly purpose of the commission is to comply with the law and see that all classes of property are put on the same basis. Hearings have q3een had from delegations from even countte which ve protested and in mot cases the proposed increase has been found to be just, and based upon the information upon which the tax com- mission acted. The commission spet a week or more considering the as- sessments of the "public service cor- poratious. Rqports have been re- ceived from all public service corpot ations @xcept the Cumberland Tele- phone Company and the Gull and Shi Island Railroad, which are expected to be filed soon. It i9 estimated that the total assessments this year will be about $15,000,000 less than last year, due largely to te fact, It is lcexned, that so much timber 1 been cut. The United States Supreme Oour at Wahington refused to constrict the appeal of the fire insurance com parties from the decision of the Mi stssippl Supreme Court, adJudgtn them guilty of the violation of the an- ti.trnst iavs of this state, and de or.sing penaltle aggregtting $890;00 This is understood to end the littg tion brought by State Revene Agent StOkes V. Rob.risen in the chancery court of Hinds County, which was g pee to the spreme court bY the insurance companies, which affirmed the chaneellor's decision in February 1953. Attorneys for the fire insurance companies are quoted st sying th the fight ts finished Its fax as they am concerned and tht Judgment of the com' is now enforceable. State Revenue Agent Roberteon discussing the matter said that,,, the action of the supreme court is of course gratify. llml ii iIiim m I mm II II II Is  a III II m II m, | j PENN00 CHOOSES II s , ._-_ . | I By DOROTHY DONAHUE t  m i# m ml iii iii i m IBm iI im m ii im m IBm ,m im t. .-3, Western Newspap@r Union) T H ca, with ItS three youth occupants, drew up quietly at the side of the country road. Penny gave a little gasp peration and a slight shrug of shoulders. She squirmed ably In the cramped space her between Bobby and Bill crt Galr's crimson chummy It was chummy. Too squirmed again. ,, " le Lemme out, Bob, she p sde4, turning to the brown-eyed young on her right. "As soon as we have your bliss Penelope fore," the dark-eyed gentleman an- swered, without looking at her. "B411y-boy, you will let me out-- i please?" She winked one eye delight- - fully. But Billy-boy was evidently lmme to coquetry. He spoke "Not on your platinum niversary--not till you low-down on your preference. Whleh is it, darling?" Billy-boy extraete all the sugar from the last word. t came out with a growl. Penelope shivered. "Of course," she choked angrily, you planned this--this abominable trick {" "What's that throat-aching adJee. tire mean?" Billy-boy asked 19zo- lently, "Oh i" said Penelope, speechlmm, with rage. Silence. More silence, thick, heavy and impenetrable. "Oh, Egypt's queen !" sighed Pen her voice husky wlflt weariness,'4te eyes a misty and lovely blue. Robert Gair condescended tO her with a giaace. "Take your time, MI fully realize that it is ! question. But as it nears our hour, an expeditious meet with our your memory, let me tion," he said, with lt. "Do you, in the future, prefer the company of William Law or mine humble own?" Penny was too "heart-qutckenlngly" lovely to have brains. There probably was some error, but, soft, yellow, corn-silk hair a brain, and Penny was a thinker. "I'll tel Suddenly. Althodgh each of the olds was positive that he vlctorthe winner of fickle affectious---four bi clenched and two hearts lost a "Ahyes," slghed Bob. '*Shoot I" groaned Billy-boy. "Boy sr-you're right." Penny them each s hand to hold.. It was of iher, but It proved that were idiots. They refused the tlege. Penny ignored the refuel "I am a heartless went ov. "I don't want either of ---to be perfectly frunkreallyl "To be frall-" gasped Bob, his Wide. "So," Penny smiled, Youql let me out now?" "We-If," Bob said'weakly, " as soon ,take you way ands" "Oh. all home---" Billy obeyed.  Penhy got out--gracefully, Bob stared. Penny walked small, adorable figure. "Conceited cllidre', ingle. A stood to ins. as it fully vindicated his pesiticn 'ou llked it in the litigation." As a re4mlt of these Sit down. Be a suits $625,000 in aett cash Will be "Who's a ! ' peid through the state revenue agent's office into the state treasury at an early date. This is sgid 0  the largest amount ever paid into the state treasury by a state revenue aent. The amount recovered is nov as large as theft Id in by tO Rev, enue Agent Wlrt Adams, which was a" million dollars, but after deductin $200,000 which was divided een ' the r,,venue a@ent and Adams la yers, he remaialng $800,00 was split over 400,000 of tha remaining $800,. 00 going into the nmnlcip1, county and levee" dltr!ct treames through which the Illinois Central Rattlvoad ran. This leg less than $40@,000 ,to go into the mte treasury. Sui-tntendent of lueatfon Bond announces tMtt tl Better School Campal that Will be ill progrsss in the various ounties of the tte for the new two weski, the followin attenAon: Compul, ths changing of to mix and nineteen, fire A. work. cod- "You ar dumbbell, but mir. You only Bllt " "Stand StoOd up. , Billy sprawl BObby W|pl him hands, sa into the leatEer Seat engine. He tore down Penny. He stopped yon4 and smHed at her, "Get There was the canoe that had been theri pied over." Penny got in. "Well?" "I decidet own mind. can talk to ,i "Oh, no, I did the