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i i!il : EV. TOODVILLE. MISS. SATURDAY NOVEMBER 17 1923 NO. 18 i IESl 'S RETURN HEI,R CROSSEB GERMANY. ED A PERMIT Declares It Could Valid Reason for Re- Crown Prince Wil- to Roturn. escape of the former from Holland in French official cir- and most regretable is liky further relations between Ger- allies. by the powers, how- the incident from alarming proportions suggested by the coinci. escape with General Lu- at restoration of in Bavaria. for the powers, larotested to Germany. has information widespread agitation the substitution of autc for the present govern- in the shape of res- monarch. in the action by the the former crown by Great Britain, to intervene at approved by ,Premier that action proved allies, through the am- will decide on an- -activn, which is expect- to Germany FYederiek William of the ales as one oT see that he is safe spot where his be so controlled as escape. grave affair," was official circles on the of the Netherlands the escape of Frederick Willia into Germany. GAVE PERMIT. Reported BpeediS Germany. Wi,lliam, German" having received per- to his castle at left the island of he spent five years the fatherland* r is observing strict in. While it has been an- his return was mbde his traveling across motor, avoiding Berlin one among his esPe- in Berlin pretends' ,:to he is taking or the he crossed the frontier. by way of empha- attitude on pretend to be uncon. what took place after to return was granted with the reply William is a plain cit. such; therefore, the .has no occasion to shad- to keep in touch 1 MAY BE FRIGID. "ro Be Affected by Ja- Thnk ScientistL on the Riviera this shiver instead of pers- and summer bureau the presence for years of vast dust prestTmaly set Japanese earthquake activity of Italian that the atmosphere for least a Year and is accom- from 10 to 15 normal and also by it seldom rains. CARNEGIE MEDAL DFing Father Fifty To Aid. arms deeply tow rope, the ten-year- Bignell, an Ilndian, towing his dying flowing river 50 attention. was taken ill while with the young- him into the cs- and finally, after days, reaeh- d|ed soon f- Explosim. men were killed of fifty-pound It& Granitevflle, five Several buildings BLAME POLITlgS, INSTEAD POINI3ARE COOLIDGE SAID TO BE SATISFIED OVER PARTY FAILURE. !HUG/HES REMAINS HAND OFF Real Reason for Failure of Unled States to Secure World Conference 8aid To Be !Politics, Mingled With Debts Discussion. Washington.--There are strong in- dications that administration politics will block any further efforts of Mr. Hughes to rescue his world confer- ence scheme from its present plight. President Coc2idge has been reliably reported as lukewarm ttward the con- ference manouevers, and as gratified, {rein the political standpoint that de- velopments have placed his adminis- tration in the place where it can pro- fess to have "'done its utmost in of. fering aid and presenting a foreign policy's, shifting all blame for the collapse of the enterprise on Poin- care. Much of the difficLlty in reconcil- ing the French and American view i points on the conference p*.an is trace- able to Mr. Hughes" original refusal t to permit the debts to be considered 1 along with reparations. Aad this, in t turn, goes back to America's failure 1 to share in the Versailles treaty and the reparations commission, irrespec. tire of the mdrits or demerits of the treaty. Poincare has- taken the poshion from the beginning that France's abil- ity to pay her debt to the United StaIes hined on France's ability to collect from Germany. It seems to be fainy well established that had the United States consented to con- sider reduction of the French debt. Poineare might not have been s9 ad amant in his refusal to the projected conference consider reduction of the German payments to F'race. At least that conclusion has been often re- pcrted, though Amej'ican officials have flatly deciined to mentio tle subject, either to confirm or deny it. By classifying the debts as in,;eper- able from reparsticms, Poincare has hitherto sought to draw the United States into the reparations issue with. out getting further than having an American representatives sit as an "unofficial observer" at the repara- tions commission sessions. Mr. Hughes was as emphatic as possible, in connection with the re- cent conference lurparleers, against having the debt matter interjected. And, in consequence, he has deprived himsf of the debt weapon even if he were disposed to brandish it over Poincare's heal, now that all else has failed to sway the French premier, England. in funding her war debt to us without quibbling over whether she was going to get the wherewithal out of Germany; did not necessarily concede the Hughes preposition that debts add reparations are unrelated. England, therefore, could wield the debt ub without the same embar- rassment. This, in any event, is the situation applying,at present, as it is outlined by responsible persons. They feel that the moment is more inauspicious than ever to revive the subject of the debt. Undoubtedly there is some sentiment for trying this. or any th- er reasonable means at hand, towards accompishment. It is certain that the countrybar- ring the Hiram Johnsonites--was strongly behind the movement to re submit the reparation controversy to a discussion that held out some prom- ise, even en(mgh remote, of removing the chief cause of economic chaos and disruption aroad. It is equay cer- tain the country will be highly curi- ous about the attitude of the adminis- tration now in folding its hands. DOPE CAPBULEB IN KISSES. Farewell Osculation Will Not Hereaf- tel' Be Permitted. Chicago.Farewell kisses bestowed upon criminals about to be taken to local or federal prisons will not be permitted hereafter. Guards have no- ticed that prisoners, especially drug peddlers and addicts, seemed unduly exhilarated after these osculatory de monstrations and they have now dis. covered the cause. Clarence StonffYsntenced to Imav- enworth for drn peddling, war brought in from Geneva Jai L to trana, fer for Leavenwmth. An unknown woman rushed up and kissed him ef- fusively. Close watch was kept on Stone and in a few minutes he was discovered removing several capsules filled with morphine from his mouth. The woman ned conveyed them to him from her own month In the kiss- ing operation. Books Going to Guam. ChiCago-The island of Guam is to have a public library established by the JuuWr Red Cross, co-operating with the American library association here. BoOks are nbw being received for the librarY. Woman, 6, Has Nev'e Been Movies. Newton: Kan.Although she has lived for ars within a dozen blocks * cture of at leat two 1fl shows, Mrs. Rosa of Newton never lure show/areal she A number o newsl)apers of Missis- sippi are highly commending the dec- laration of Governor-Elect Whitfiel at a Kiwanis luncheon at Columbus. CORINTH WILL TRY I MUNICIPAL OWNER&H)P PLAN I Light and Water Systems Are Bughtl By City. i Corinth.---On, Nov. 1 the city of Cor- inth assumed ownership of the mu - nicipal light and power Idant and the power, lights and water for the city are being supplied by the plant. At a meeting of the mayor anal the city at- torney with the officials of the AI- corn County Electric Light & Power Co., a deal was foreclosed turning all of the street property, lights, poles, etc., over to the city and a warrant The incoming governor is reported to issued for $20,000 for ' the same. The have said, "I believe in giving capital city has heretofore been supplied a square deal, and I .believe in capital lights ad po'#er by the Alcorn Elec- giving the people a square deal. It tric Light & Power Co., and an aree- is only a matter of honesty after a,ll. ment was entered into before the city Because a few corporations have ex- ploited Mississippi is no reason why we hould close the door against all industrial development. More indus- try would bring a measure of relief from the burden unde r which the pep- began the work on the new plant that the old one would be taken over at the other's completion. The city has installed one of the best plants that could be found in a city of this size and under proper ple are staggering. It is our only management it Is expected that it can hope of rief." There seems to be a be made not cly self-supporting, but commendable purpose on the part of one that will in time become dividend- all newspapers of Mississippi, those bearing. The total expenditures repre- who opposed the nomination of Mr. santed for the new machinery, poles, Whitfield, as well as those who fay- wiring and fixtures exceeds $100,000. ored it, to gve him an absolutely square deal, putting the state and its New Charters Approved. welfare above and beyond factional Jackaon.--The governor has al bickering or bitterness. The taxpay- proved the fololwlng new charters: era throughout Mississippi appear to Wombie Tire Company, domiciled at be looking Ith absolute confidence Charleston, Miss., capital stock $10c to the incoming ,legislature and the 000. Incorporators: H. H. "Womble, new governor for relief of tax burdens R. A. Wynn, W. O. McMullen of which are bearing so heavily upon Charleston: To deal in automobiles them. and accessories. Smith-Stewart lotor Co., domociled Many spectators wltnessed the out- at grenada, Miss. capital stock $8,, pouring of scores of gallons and hun- 000. IncoTporators: J.U. Smith, B. dreds of bottles of bootleg liquor cap- L. Stewart, C. K. Bailey, 3. S. Sharp, lured by Prohibition Inspector M. H. Jr., of Grenada. To deal in automo- Daily, which took place on the cur- biles and accessories. ner of Capitcal and President streets, Meridian Council Boy Scouts of within (me block of Ihe old state America; domiciled at Meridian. No house. Some, of it was reported to capital, lrorporators: J.M. Wilson, have been Canadian Club whisky, but R. D. Crow, W. R. Phlpps and others, if it was, its blending with the vile Meridian. To encourage and promote bootleg :stuff, seemed to predom, interests of Boy Scouts. inate in quantity, according to those Kewanee Fishing Club, Kewanee, in who were present at the oltpouring, Lauderda!e County. No capital. In- caused an odor which was almost still- l ing in the vicinity. There is no sort I covporators: W. R. Wright, S. C. of doubt that much of bootleg diquor [ MoseleY,establishS. L.a huntingJaCbSn andand fishingthers" is deletericras to health and it is re-t T ported that there are two causes in] club and grounds. addition to the rigid enforcement ell Better Homes Campaign. the prohbition ,law, state and federal, for the decrease of the sale o'f the Tupo.--Much interest is being taken in the plans for the co-operation vicious stuff. One is that buyers are being faked, and that the (her is of women's clubs ir this city, the fed- that they are afraid they are buying erated clubs of the city having in- vited other organizations of the city poison. to join in the problems in which each One of tho largest flre that has idividual is interested. The federated curred ill the eapttl city for many clubs are instituting campaign for years, took laee when the Enochs better homes this year. Lumber & Mfg. Co-, and the  Morris Ice Co., were destroyed. The loss of -Y" Starts $35,000 Drive. the Enochs property was around a Hattiesburg.Local .Y. M. C. A. half million dollars, with insurance of drive for funds to operate the lnsti- 8 to 90 per cent, and the Morris loss tuton for the next two years make was around $200,000, with insurance improvements and" to provide full proximating $100,000. These two time compensation for an industrial plants were located just east of secretary have been formally launch- South State Street on the banks of ed. The amount to  raised is $36 Pearl River and were wel known 090. landmarks. It is announced by the owners of the plants destroyed that Women Want Cattle Law. the same will be rebuilt and in opel'- Oolumbia.--A petition has been cir. ation at the earliest practicable me- cu,iated among the qmllfied electors meier, of this city by Mmes. S. S. Starnes Members elect to the legislature and A. S. Turner seeking signatures who come and go to the capitl city, to a request that the mayor and board are reported as saying that they ex- of aldermen call a special election to pect a rather short session of that determine whether or not an ovdi. body, the idea seems to be crystailiz- nanee should be enacted to forbid ing not only among members of the live stock running at large within the legislature but among taxpayers lien- city limits. erally, that wha4 is needed is a busi- ness session and that ai frivolous or Fathers and Sons to Dine. unnecissary legislation or agitation, Greenville.The Y. M.C. A. of be severey ignored in both houses of GreenviUe, Milton Smith, president, the legislature. Gevern0rE:ect Whit- and B. I Burford, secretary, Will give field stated that he would approve a fathers' and ZDnS' banquet on the n appropriation bUl until shown evening of Nov. 16 at the Masonic where the revenue was coming from, Temple. The purpose, of course, is which means that revenue biMs should to inspire in the hearts of the older 1)e given the right-of-way, men the sprit of sympathy and help- fulness for the hbys and in the OyS As the time approaches "for the the higher and nobler ideals of life, meeting of the legislature it is re- that they may become the ideal citl- ported that candidates for speaker of zena of the future. the house, and president pro tern of the senate, are becoming more active Printing Plant Damaged. in their own canvass among the men- Sardis.--Fire caused a loss of p- bers of the two bodies. It is also re. proximately $1,000 in the Simmons ported that there is more animation in Printing & Publishing Co., bthllding. the race for state librarian between here. The workmen were leaving the the four women candidates, and it is building when the blaze was discover- said that at least one of the women ed between the ceiling of the first candidates is making a personal cam- floor and the flooring of the second paign by calling at the homes of the floor. The damage was confined members of the state senate and mainly ta paper stock. The loss L house of representatives in the ca- covered 4)y insurance. rious counties. . Throughout the state it is reported ; Cotton Seed Brings $58.. that the taxpayers are insistent that Macon.--The farm bureau sold a roads be better constructed in the fu- co-operative pool of cotton seed lair ture than they have in the past, the week for a number of farmers, result largely from inexprience than amuntirl to aDproximately 155 tons. from any other cause, and that they The net price received by the growers be maintained and kept in order for was $58.80 per .ton. 365 days in the year. The people seem to apprecate the fact that good Alley Paving tlearly Done. roads are a public lgessing and while Meridian.Work of paving aM the they are wt,,ling to pay for them they aUeys IR the business district of the not only want the worth of their city, at a cost to the municipality of money in the building, but they re many thousand dollars, is ab)out corn- demanding that their money be not pleted* The work is considered to be thrown away try allowing the roads to one of the beat Meridian has made ha go to pieces from neglect, many years. The eatsuma orange 'belt along the Bhsridan Builds Bchool. 9heridan.--hernm has Just had coast .of Mississippi is said to completed one of the best school one of the prettiest sights to be tildings in Pontoc County. It is ,seen anywhere. That sectiou of the a modern brick veneer bnildtng, well state is peculiarly adapted to the equipped and beautifully located near of stsunm oranges. It is the old schoOl budinlL A fine fac- that they thrive for about 75 nity is employed by the consolidated miles nort h the gulf.coast in the te- school, which is now i session. rttory between the Alabama and Louislana lines. They seem to be lm- Reach Krupp Agreement. i pervl0us to the cold which II rather Duesseldorf--A definite accord wml in the state, reached between the Krupp intereaJ axe" in great demand and the ouatio ImttmrlUes for the of deliveries of TO 00rART EQUAL RIGHTG I00AMPAI6N PROPOSED AMENDMENT REPRE 8ENTS YEARS OF RESEARCH. DRIVE STAR'IS NOVEMBER 17 Prgramme Opens With Deputation to President Coolidge and Closes With Memorial Ceremony n Capitol Crypt. Washington.--Beginning with a dep- uttion to President Coolidge at noon on Saturday, November 17, and end. ing with a memorial ceremony in the crypt of the eapit before the statues of Lucretia Mott, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton on Sun- day afternoon, the national woman's party will at once bring to a close its third celebration this year of the sev- enty-fifth anniversary ef the first equal rights meeting held in 1848 and launch its campaign in behalf of the proposed equal rights amendment to the federad constitution. The amendment, draftei by the corps of women lawyers who com piled for the woman's party after twv years of research the laws of each of the states containing discrimina- tions against worsen, is brief and pointed. It" states: "Men and women shall have equal rights in the United States and every place subject to its Jurlsdictl)n." The resolution, to be known as the ,ucretia Mott amendment, will e presented to President Coolidge and the programme of the party in its be- ham explained by Miss Alice Paul vice president of the womna's party. Other speakers will present briefly the legal disabilities suffered bY wo- men under existing laws in the carl. ous states, and will explain the rea. sons for their belief that the best way to remove these disabi, lities is through amendments of the national constitu- tion. More than 200 women, representing every state in the union, will take part in the 4eputation, the business conference which will follow at the party headquarters on Capitol Hill and in the memori, services in the cantol the following day. reJlolution providing for the  adoption of the equal rights amend- men will be introduced in the senate by Senator Curtis of Kansas and in the house by Representatives from various states, several of whom had offered last year to present iL Fur- y,as invRations to introduce the neasure sent by the national council of the woman's party last week to Senator Curtis, who offered to submit it a year ago, and to Representative Daniel Anthony, also of Kansas, who is a nephew of Susan B. Anthony, the rganization feeling that it would be peculiarly appropriate to have the resolution sponsored by these two friends of suffrage. The invitation was presented to Senator Curtis, who arrived last week, by Miss Maud Younger, congressional chairman of the wonmns party, and to Representative Anthony at his home by Miss Anita Pollitzer, secre- tary and organizer of the party, who Is in Topeka. f famous card index of congress, used in the suffrage campaign, is now being revived by the woman's party to be used in connection with the equsl rights amendment. Miss Young- er states that she plans to have this card index completed before the dep uttlon by the Woman's party o Pres- ident Clldge on November 17, so th it may be used as a basis for presenting to the president the pres. ent situation in congress on the equal rights amendment. DOUBTFUL OF COLLEGES. "Make American Girls Hard-Boiled," Says AuthOreu MacCIoskey, New Yorl"I reckon collegeb are right good, but they make,American girls hard-boiled." Nineteen-year-end Edna Walker Mac- Coskey, social belle, whose novel, "The Debutante," had Washington rektng from ear to ear, took this crack at educational America before she sailed for Eurrpe on the Levia- than. She is going to study European ANTHRACITE TAX PROPOED COAL COMMISSION CLAIMS IT WOULD HELP CONSUMER. ALLEGE PROFITS TOO HIGH Also Advise the Consumers to "Use SubstRute Fuels" Instead of Paying Highsr Prices the Hard Coal. Washington.---Graduated taxes ap- plying most heavily on anthracite coal operators making the largest pofits are recommended by the United States coal commissPon to the consumer at a minimum. Other recommendations in a special reprt oR investments and profits iu anthracite mining, made public last week, are complete publicity of ac- counts through a federal agency with power to compel records and to pre- scribe the form of accounts, current publicity as to costs, margins and profits of operators, and a greater use of substitute fuels by consamers. The report declares that profits of anthracite operators have steadily in- creased since the pre-war period. Av- erage gross margins, or the railroad coal compauies in 1921, it is stated, reached a level re'ore than twice as agreat as the pre-war average, and in the first quarter of 1923 the average was more than three times thst pre- vailing before the war. The a, erage margin for the railroad coal compa- nies In the tour years before the United States entered the war was 37 cents, which amounted to 6][c in 1919, 56c in 1920, 85c in 1921, $L15 in *.he last quarter of 1922, and $L.18 in the first quarter of 1923. Specific recommendations prese:ted by the commssicl for the attent.on I of the authracite industry, the stttes / and the federal government are made i by the commission, as follows: i "First--In order to permit the pub- i lic as a whole to share in the good l fortune of the low cost, high profit operator, we recommend that differ- enti,l taxation shall be applied to dif ferentlal advantage. Sweeping hori- zntal cuts cannot be made in present mine prices and margins without se- :ious injury to maY high cost opera- tors whose output is needed, Taxes falling lightly on the low profit oP- erators and more heavily on the high profit operator, in proportion to his a)ility to pay, will benefit the con- sumer indirectly through ,lightening the tax burden elsewhere and will ac- complish this without raising prices. "Second--To protect the public  against unjustified increases in price, we recommend complete publicity of accounts through a federal agency with power to compel repoTta and to prescribe the form cf accounts. "Because of the large increase in operators' margins per ton since the strike of 1922, and the possibility of further increases in price as a reset l of the recent settlement, we believe that such currnt publicity as to costs, margins and profits should :begin at once. Unless the public is protected by publicity of accounts we are ap 'prehenisve that the concentrated con- trol 5f the industry my take inde, fenstble profits. "Third--The consumer has in his own bads a measure of protection against unreasonable profits. We commend to consumers the use of substitute fuels:' The commission emphasizes the dif flcplty of ascertaining the exact prof- it per ton of the per cent of return on the investment in the ahthracite in, dustry, because of the great varia- tions existing btween high cost and ow cost companies. LAFOLLETTE TO CALL "BLOC.  Caucus Will Embrace Men of Three Political Faiths. Washington.A generwl conference of the LaFollette "progressive bloc" in congress to map out a definite legislative programme will be held some time between Nov. 20 and Dec. 1, it was authoritatively learned here. Accordin to Senator Frazier of North Dakota, one of this group o the republican side, the formal call will be issued .by Senator LaFollette. who called the "peogressive" confer- politics from the ringside. Her part- ence here last N,oenber. The date ing arraignment of her native land will not be determined until more of would make any visiting lecturer en-| the senators and representatives ex, . . i pected to participate have arrived. At vlous. .. ....... I th e ,,resent tiru very few of tbem Ml Macmszey wants me co-i v leges to make girls Just like grandma J are- in Washington. used t(y be, she said, before she gives J The caucus win embrace repubdi. them her approval. She didn't tell us j cans, -democrats and farmerdabor how to make grandma like grandma members with leanings toward re used to be, and that's whaCs worry- principles advocated by Ifollette tug grandpa, since Voronoff and Stei- and his adherents. It" will include nach have been pinch-hitting for Bl- several who did nt participate in the mint's waters, conference last year, razler declared. AdvePtisera Look to LOndon. London.__Arrangements for the In- ternational Advertisers' convention, to be held in London next July, and at which 2,000 delegates from Amer- ica will be present, are already well advanced. Cnqienge Stricken, Returns Bible, New York.A guest at the Waldorf. stoaa took a Bible from t]e hotel when she checked out 1 years ggo. The same guest returned it anent, mously to the manager of the hotel, with an explanation and apology. World Oourt Entry Urged by C. of C. 8tlnnes Vlaltl "lPexa , Washington. American participa- Houston, Tex.--Hngo Stinnes Jr., tion in the world court on the basis of the great German industrial. reservations proposed by Bee ist, is in South Texs getting Hughes ts first view of an oil fled, It is ' Mr. Stlnnes CARDS LEAD TU SLAYER'S Neoro Voodoo Doctor Co to Murder of Nurse Souoht Love Cure. HIT HER WITH } ; Pittsburgh, Pa.Miss Elsie twenty-eight-year-old nurse, .... by Alonzo Savage, negro tor, when she refused to give him for curing her love ills, a confession city detectives said negro made. The confession, ing to Louis Ifff, captain of tires, was made after Savage taken to the scene of the crime 17 after midnight. Under the glare of motor lights, Captaln Left said, enacted in detail his he met the nurse beneath the of a deserted East end mansion. ' Slain After She Yielded Cash. The negro confessed, Captain said, that he struck the nurse in ce when she seized the his hand; feld her with a and then dropped a 70-pound block  marble on her head. As she fell, Mi Barthel cried, 'TII give it to Savage is said to have told th tctives, but the negro stepped to outside of the portico and PU loose marble block from crushing the victim's head. Details of the confession made lic by Captdn Left recited Barthel met Savage while employed by an East end Felled HIr With m BHclL the woman as nurse and the egro a butler. The nurse learned age's ability aa a "fortune approached him when she cnities with her sweetheart. gave her six cards, held a black pin, and told her would work if she to him and paid him $3&% Card" Lead to Ils Arrelrt, They met night and  Barthel age the ear and an envelope taining the money. When nounced that "the cure" hd the nurse grabbed had. Then followed the killing. age picked up the money, bu hast he dropped the cards. It was these card, that.led police to arest the home, they said they cards wdth six found near the body deck. Captain Left declared.. Walter Haul, a taxicab drlver,  friend of MiSs BartheL central police station While talking with deteetl spied Savage, who Haul then identified Savage negro he had taken In his cab East end distrlct on murder. Woman Held With Man As St. Louis. Love of ture and a married Elizabeth Luttre!le, on a motorcar stealing spree mn, Samuel C, King he told police. The couple, under confessed to stealing a half toroars in Brookfleld Me., and Decatur, Champaign, Ill. They eral autlmrities on atate transportation Miss Luttrelle Brookfleld, so got a Job In a reStur, me! and |ltarted her campaign for Bhe regarded  "the better in lif" Holds Fore.Jd Marriage Port Worth, Tex.--The mob forced Mark Livesa and Ins wHght t@ marry at night O a dd no The Jury