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V. 00oobi00ill00 WOODVILLE. M1SS. SATURDAY DECEMBER 1 1923 NO. 20 N EG ROEB Chi I- Farmers. off te influx into Peahens Conn- er the negroes to ) be seen in two reports Superintendent of Williams. He stated now 21 families of the Burk" Landing and that 10 wagon farmers were ew route from Yalobusha Coun- all from Roseboom. families of white farm- Bramlett plantation, a of Clarkedale, these l within the past few generally known, the plans are made in owing to the fact that before that time would be on the no school facilities for the children. Williams has made State Superintendent of Bond for a special a school in that neigh- the evidence of the Supt. Williams ur- four of the negro of the county had r@gisters and had de- were no negro chil- school districts to be being Wild- ; Ward Iake. near Dublin and the Hopson place of Entries. are heing eom- annual meeting of the Federation poultry in Columbus, No- and continues for one preparations are be tl event, wich prom- all previou state Mississippi. Entries iom all sections of the as from other states. entries is Novem- Call Opens. junior class of College is conducting roll call and ex- 100 per cent member- the teachers and stu- Blue MOuntain College per cent in these an- every year for sessions. M Agents Fall. prohibition agent in big hauls at Orleans failed in this vfcinity. Twen- armed returned to With not one pint of to their credit. Per- N. station wondered had  been mustere in the agents. The pur- was to look for three be operating in Out of Mobile. They Dower boat Margaret el from Mobile and the mouth of the Mis- Tw days were spent As Setlen. the AlabamaMis: Association. by the Gulf, Mobile a colony of Ca- setled at Richton In Thee lands are about and were listed by Lumber Corn- behind the a development of the The forerunners ot already arrived on the construction building in which homes can be hullt. Shil Cattle. sales o beef by Wallace Bodbold who shipped a Orleans within Turnbough, who to St. Louis market there on the being shipped and Perry Brttt. carload to New Or- and sons of Lhe record for ever received for Mississippi, are for the nortnern :Regurs shipped 40 fed for 90 days, last $2600 for them In ? Tipton, Jr., shot and while ot hunt- was aceom- md two brothers fatal shot Is laid fired by one r head. He 6 , Jailed, , arrested with relemYed on trill held in JaiL ,the'next grand A It is less than two months before the legislature convenes, and the new governor goes into office, naturally the people are dooking forward to the relief promised them by the success- ful candidates. The appalling finan- cial condition of the state's affairs becomes increasingly manifesL Near- ly a near ago Senator McCalum, member of the Finance Committee of the state senate and a member of the Mississippi State Bond Commission, gave out a statement widely pub- lished, in which he said that the in- coming legislature would be confront- ed with t deficit of around $6,000,000. Time has verified Senator McCa- lure's reluctant prophecy. Recently Senator McCallum was in Jackson and gave out the following statement which will proe of In- ense interest to rue taxpayers in every county in Mississippi at this juncture: "The last legislature, fore- seeing a deficit in the state's current expenses authorized the state bond commission to sell short term notes from time to time in order to take care of this situation. In 9ursuance of this authority the bond commis- sion has already sold $5,000,000 of short term paper maturing in April, 1924. At a meeting of the state bond commission on November 8, Ben S. Lowrey, the chief clerk o the state treasury who is now the state-treas- urer-edect, was called before the corn- sissies and requested to give a de- tailed statement of the state's current finances up to January 1, 1924. Mr. I_wrey staed he ws now without funds of any kind  pay the ordi- nary expenses of t1 government; that as near as he could estimate there would probably be about $900: 000 collected from all sources by Jan. 1 1924, which would tleave a net deficit in the current expense ac- counts o[ the state of over $1,000,000. The state bond commission delined to isue the $1,000,000 of short term.l paper to cover this deficit at its last meeting, hoping that the suit of the state revenue-agent against the irurance companies would he set- d within the next 30 days and thus the general fund of the state trea ury would receive about $640,000 as its part of this judgment of $800,0000. Should this judgment be settled as above indicated there wod still be a deficit of $400,000 facing the next leg- islature in addition to the $5,000,000 of short term paper maturing in April, 1924. This judgment of course 00IHOAL00I TO FORD ALABAMANS TOLD REPORT FROM CAPITAL SAYS THE DEAL 18 CERTAIN. TWO COURSES ARE OPEN Gorgas Steam Plant May Be Condemn- ed or Another One Built and Included in the Contract With Henry Ford Florence, Ala.--Muscle Shoals will be sold to Henry Ford under the terms of his reLated offer of purchase made a year ago, shortly after Con- gress convenes again, it is disclosed in advices received here from author- ltative Washington sources. Congress will offer the great water power project on acount of his threat- ening political aspect as much as the attractiveness of his proposition. Those who pilot the fortunes of both great parties realize the increasing necessity of eliminating Ford as a presidential possibility in 1924. Plac- ing him under contractual obligations to the government by leasing him Muscle Shoals would affect him nicely. President Coolidge and his political advisers are said to realize that Sec- retary Veeks attitude on Ford's bid had displeased the farm and western states. In particular, the sale of the Got'gas steam plant to the Alabama Power Co. did not find the favor of agricultural sections already dissatis- fied with the lack of solution of dif- ficult marketing and credit problems and hoping that the Shoals might be- come the seat of the manufacture of cheap fertilizer on a vast scale. Ford's revised proposition for lease of the shoals on a 99-year basis has been buffeted about for a year, but those close to the Detroit manufac- turer find him as desirous as ever of consummating the transaction. He wants the shoals, believing that he can render great service in the in- dustrial development of the south. After *he sale of the Gorgas plant to the Alabama Power Co. Ford was faced with a difficult srratgical problem. If he modified his offer the impression might b,e created that his original terms, including the Gergas plat, had not been so Iv#Jtageous to the country" as at first supposed. On the other hand. if Ford allowed a deduction of $3.500.000 for the Gor- I gas plant--its price to the power cmn- pany--and suhnMtted a bid" with this deduction he ould be offering the government only $1,500,000 cash pay- merit for a 99-year lease on a great project into which the government already had put approximately $100: 000,000. Such an offer might not me't was not taken into .consideration by public approval, despite the fact that me in estimating the revenue of the the Rerd proposal include 4 per cent state on January 1, 1923, as it had -interest on the government's invest- been about 30 years since the .state had realized on a judgment anything like this. We are now near enough to the time for there to be no longer any controversy about the amount of the deficit, confronting the next leg- islature. It cannot possibly be ess than $5,000,000 and may be more than $6,000,000. There is but one safe course for the legislature to pursue in the face of conditions like these. That is to pass all revenue bills at the beginning of the session and before anY appropriation btgs are considered. After these revenue bills have been passed the amount of revenue to ha derived therefrom can be approxlmate: ly determined. And after the amount of funds available to pay the 0perat- ing expenses for the ensuing to years have been determined, it will be a very simple and easy proposi- tion to apportion the revenue among tile different interests pf the state. It will simply result in a round table dis- cusainn in which it will be to the in- terest of each party entitled toth e dvision of these funds to see that no other interest receives more than its actual and necessary requirement, because by so doing It may result in others having to be put on short ra- tions. And in this way the benefici- aries of the state's bounty will be- come guardians of its conservation, in order that they might not themselves be lea empty handed, whereas now it isthe natural impulse for each in- terest to get what it can fvr itself and to help others to do likewise, in order that they may feel kindly u ward his institution or department as the case may be." The supreme court of the United States having finally disposed of the anti-trust fire insur- ance cases brought by  State Revenue "Agent Stokes V. Robertsov, in favor of the state the money mentioned by Senator McCallum for which those mpanies were penalized by the chancellor and the supreme court of MississiPpi, it le nnderStood will im- mediately be paid into the state treasurY. It is being erroneously published bY some ppers that I0 chancellors and 17 circuit judges are to be elected next year. ThOse flcials were truest creation of a sinking fund and [.return of the property at the end of 99 years in its original condition. I Congress could handle the situa. tion under either of the two plants. The government could build another steam plant, valued at $3,500,000. The !plant would be construtced near fuel supply and possessing all the advant- ages of the Gorgas plant. Secondly, it would pass an act condemning for public use the Gorgas plant, which would be allowed by its subsequent lease to Ford. COOLIDGE HEARS RELIEF PLAN Summers Suggests Increase In Tzrfff on Wheat Washington.Suggestions for the relief of rmers in the northwest were laid before President Coolidge by Representative Summers, Republican, Washington. They included: Increase of the tariff on wheat to double the present duties. Creation of a government agency to handle export wheat. Reduction  Of freigbt rates on farm products and "elimination of unfair discrimination." Encouragement of co-operation of banking and Imsines interest with wheat growers for the 'holding and orderly marketing of wheaL". . During his talk with the presidenL Mr. Summers declared it was imper- ative that the reclamation-of arid lands, l the west be placed on an economically ound basis. He also announced his intention of reintroduc- ing a bill which would authorize the dministratinn to use the navy in en- forcement of prohibition. Thompson Wants to Succeed Coolidge QulncY,,Ill.--Judge Floyd E. Therein son, of the Illinois Supreme Court, willbe a candidate for nomination for ]the Demorcratic ticket according to word received from him here. BandRS Seize Payroll New York.Flve armed men held up three men carrying the payroll of the Hilton Clothing Company, relier. tl them of bags containing $7,000 and made their escape in a high-powered elected two years ago for a term of automobile, four yea. There is a supreme Judge to b elected in the first district, a!- Parents Die on Grave oter in the southern and two in the BexTy-u-bac, France. -- Baro1 and middle district, negt year. There is Baroness Emmanuel De Montigny shot also a Stat Senator, eight "COTTON BLOCK" PLANS.,LAUNGHED SOUTHERN REPRESENTATIVE8 TO CONFER NOV. 30- I00OLATiON SELFISH CI]EEO, CARAWAY SAYS AMERICA SHOULD DO HER PART IN PEACE WORK. FARM NECESSIlIES HIGHER PRAISES WOODROW WILSON Congressman Lowery Says Farmert Must Have' Sound Economic Basis and Freedom From Manipulat:on of Prices Washington. -- Organization of a "cotton bloc" in the House which was formally launched two weeks ago when Representative Lowery of Miss- issippi sent out a call for cotton state representatives to confer Nov. 30, it was stated recently, is assuming def- inite form. An informal committee on organization composed of Repre- sentatives Parks of Arkansas, Collier of Misslslppi, Vinson of Georgia and Wiloa of Louisiana, in addition to Lowery of Missisippi, is at work lay- ing plans anl mapping out agenda. This committee is not official and will give way after the meeting on the thirtieth. Between 30 and 40 southern mem- bers, practically all of whom have been seen, have expressed their inten- tion to co-operate with the movement. These members declare that they do not plan to rely on their independent efforts. They believe that the crisis which is on cotton growers is not dif- ficult from that which is facing the farmer generally and they hope to co- operate with members of both parties from all over the country who are in- teres2ed in agricultural problems. Mr. Lowery expressed himself as not being in sympathy with any aL tempt to "manipulate prices, either up or down" through government agencies or any other agencies. "The farmer does not need manipulation," he declared, "like everybody else, he needs relief from manipulating. Hc needs to be,placed an a sound eco nomic basis, which means that he needs to be relieved from the artifi- cial conditions that tinkering ha already created. "Tariffs have forced up the price of both farm necessities and life ne- cessities, and freight rates have made marketing ruinous. To talk about pi-otectiug the farmer with a tariff on his own products is nonsense. As far as cotton goes, we import less than three per cent of our domestic production, and, but for the boll weevil ravages, we would import less than thaL "From one end of the country tO the other farmers produce on one cost plane and buy on an- other, decidedly higher and deter- mined by different forces. HAMBONE NOT INVITED Misses Swell Wedding and Bailed Din. net in Walker Menage. New York.--All, if not more of the pomp and splendor of a wedding in New York's "four hundred" was dis- played at the ceremony at which Ma. $ Walker Robinson, daughter of the Policy of Governnent Since War Will Bring Wrath of God on the People of America, Says Arkansas GovernOr Memphis."Isulation is a ghostly tax gatherer that is causing America to lose the purpose of her partici- pation in the war. We cannot hope to maintain our position as one ot the world's greatest powers if the selfish policy of our gcvernment Is allowed to continue. Germany must be allowed to produce in order to pay her debts and open the channels of rade before any solution of the in- ternational problem can be made." S@nator T. H. Caraway of Arkam sas, who was introduced by Senator McKellar of Tennessee, as "a terror to Republicans" made a sweeping at- tack on the present government's pol- icy in an address on "Has America any interest beyond the three mile limit?" WMC. The Commercial Ap- 9eal's radio station, broacasted his address from the platform of Good- wyn Institute at 8 o'clock Saturday night. "I voted for war in 1917," said the senator, ",but had I known of what was to follow the supreme sacrifices of our heroes On the battlefields of France, I might have done otherwise." "Hatred and fear is racking Europe to, lay. Ve can hardly realize the ex. tent of the feeling between lranee and Germany. It is so bitter thai the average American can hardly con CelLS of it. I am not blaming Prance. but merely calling attention to the situation as it exists today. "Nothing has been settled since the Armistice was signed, as far as America is concerned. Our govern- ment has adopted a policy that wili surely bring the wrath of God upon our shoulders. Selfishness never pays either rom a spiritual or ma- terial standpoint. "Great Britan wants to pay us, but trade in Europe must be reopened be- fore that is possible. If France can. not even pay the interest on our loan how can Germany be expected to pay us tle principal of theirs? "When the United States Senate, under the leadership of Mr. Lodge o Massachusetts refused to raify the Treaty of Versailles, America lost her greatest opportunity to further the p'ogress of the world and to the square thing by tim American boys who sacrificed their lives that the probability of future wars might be averted." Senator Caraway's address was punctuated by brilliant flashes of homely wit and philosophy. He paid tribute to Woodrow Wilson as "the greatest man in the world since Jesus Christ" and called upon Amer- ica to awaken from her slumber of richest negress in the world, became t selfishness and take her place In the the bride of Henry Gordon Jackson of Chicago, at St. Philip s Episcopal Church in Harlem. Nine thousand in. vitations had been sent for the wed- ding, some of them going to virtually every country In the world. The little church was crowded with guests, while on the sidewalk neg residents of the neighborhood stood in awe struck silence. Never in New York, and probably not in America. has there been such magnificence at a negro wedding. The fhurch ceremony, with acces- sories, was said to have cost $20,000 The bride is the daughter of "Mme" Walker, who earned her first money as a laundress and then made a million dollars by inventing a prepara Zion intended to take the kinks out a negro's hair. After the wedding a boiled dinner was served. GOES T'O CLAIM $7,000.000 Gregario Carmichael, Filipino Boy, Off world. His trips to Europe were referre0 to frequently in his summing up o events of the war and the subsequent events since the Armistice. He cautioned America to beware of the trend of events in the north. west, wich he termed nothing" short of  "revolution by certain people in Wisconsin and Minnesota, under -he leadership of Lafollette and his cohorts." FORD AS AN INDEPENDENT Friend Says Henry Would Make Race Without Platform. Detroit.--Henry Ford will run for president of the United States if nora lnated on an independent tieket,'with. out a platform, Robert R. Pointer of Dearborn, life long friend of the auto mobile manufacturer, said following a meeting of a committee arranging de- tails" of the Ford-for-President Club' conference here next month. Way to Oklahoma Mr. Pointer said he talked wkh Manfla.--Gregario Carmlchacl, 14- Ford recently on the subject, but de. year-old Filipino boy, said to be 1otnt clined to outline he nature of the heir with his sister and an aunt to a conversation. "Mr. Ford did not tell $7,000,000 oil land estate in Ok!e, hona, me to desist in my efforts to make sailed for Seattle on the Pres!dent him president, however,' Mr. Pointer Madison on Nov. 14 en route o Okla- said. homa. The bofs mother and grand, Three hundred "volunteer" dele- mother, who live in Pampanga prey gates are expected to attend the con- lnc accompanied him. ference here December 12, William T. Abcording to attorneys in the case Kronberg, active Ford supporter, said the b9Y is the son of the late tagal following a recent committee meeting. Carmichael who was a United States Invitations have been mailed under soklier and of a Filipino woman. The the name of the Allied Ford.For-Presi, elder Carmichael died in the lsland$ dent Clubs, of Detroit, Dearborn. and unaware of his inheritance, Highland Park, Mexico After Smugglers FALLING FOR ABOUT A MLLION Juarez, M*x.--Reports from 31exlco City are to the effect that garrisons Channer and Sawyer Owe Ons Client AEII]UITH.GEORGE SPEAK TOGETHER BURY THE HATCHET IN AN EN THUStASTIC MEETING, SEEKING BALDWIN'S SCALP "it Ha Been a Deep and &Inere Grief to Me That We Ever Sepa* rated," Says L.Ioyd George to Former Premier. London.--What from the English- man's viewpoint was the most arrest- ing feature thus far of the present election campaign occurred when a public, formal reconciliation between Herbert Asquith and David Lloyd George after about seven years" es- trangement, was staged at Paisley, where the two former premfers, to every accompaniment of Liberal en- thusiasm, appeared to speak of the same platform in Mr. Asquith's con- stituency. Premier Baldwin, it was remarked by those present, could scarecly have foreseen what but a few montl ago seemed such an improbable event when he decided to dissolve Parlla. ment ad appeal to the country. The tc, wn hall, scene of the meeting, was uncomfortably crowded. In lntroduc. lng the speakers the chairman sail the marriage of the Liberal party had been celebrated In London. Out the honeymoon wa to be spent in Scot. land. "In the presence of my right hon- orable friend and colleague," he add ed, "I may say that his presence here is conclusive and sincere evidence that we are all ne." Mr. Lloyd George, replying after a storm of cheers and the sln#ng of "For HP's a Jolly Good Fellow." said: "it has been a deep and sincere grief to me that e ever separated. It is a real and sincere Joy to me te find ourselves on the same platform and side by stdo in the same battle." The remainder of his sech consti- *sled an attack noon the protectionist. policy of the government Mr. l,l'd George had spoken ear. lier in the day at Glaszow. making his th-m a severe tack on Premier Baldwin's foreign policy and a repe- tition of his strictures against the premier for his share in funding the debt to America. This he,character- ized as a "foolish settlement,'" Insin- uating that Mr. Ba.dwtn had beea bluffed by the Americans. This question of the" funding of the debt is becoming rther a favorite subject for Mr. Baldwin's appomnts, who ,elaborate on he hemo that through it the British taxpayers are paying the Americans' tnce tax, this betnga reference to the report of the probable reduction /In the amount of that tax in the United States: The end of the first week of elee- ttoneertn finds the Li,bxeral and Labor parties, if anything, less confident, while the conservaties are much-more optimstic over their chances han they were on entering the campaign This charge of feeling IS due' to the now acknowledged fact that.there IS not the slightest chance of any, agree- ment hetween the free tra lrties, Liberal and Labor, for the allocation cf seats to avoid eplit votes dd 'a three-eoruered contest. The Liberal organizers made a num. ber of tentative overtures for a con- cordal, which have all bees rejected by the Lborites, and the most frank among theLtberal newspapers are be- ginning sorrowfully to envisage the possbtilty, o a repetition of e last general election and a victory for the conservatives on a minority vote ot the electorate. HAS MANIA FOR MARRIAGE Dements of 7-Husband Woman Con. tended By Her Brother Chicago.There are various types of mania, including burglary, murder, (. 1933,@b McClure Newspaper Syndicate.) T T WAS always so quiet and restful - in her little studio, that five o'clock often found him there chatting with her over the teacups or dreaming idly before the open grate. Tonight there lay among the debris on the little rabid a ring, engraved with his name and hers, and the date of six noati before. "It Is so strange you cannot see  I do," she was saying, looking into his eyes. "Our friendship w- ideal, our engagement--s dismal fail- ure. You are an artisL with the hopes, ambitions, aspirations. "Wimn you receives $500 for your 'Pals,' I think I was the happier, an{] when my 'Sunset' was hung, real te of Joy stood In your eyes. And when I worked and worked to get a perfee 'Christ' "sbe glanced toward the beck of the room where the picture lay, unfinished, and her lip trembled-- "oh, how good you were, and how you helped me bear my hitter disappoint- mere, Wel% in some indescribable way, things grew different. At la-- the conviction. Believe e, I fougllt and fought, but I could not drive-it awaythe conviction that our natures should never bear a closer relation- ship than that of friends. '%)h, can you not see that Into our lives, as husband and wife, must come the reign of the stronger personality, the greater talent? I could not exist to pose as the wife. of so and so,' the artist; yet the only alternative WOUl be worse--to be myself the greates the stronger of the two, would be un- bearable. In a month the new would be gone, in six we should weary of each other, in a year we should de, splse--" He raised his hand "Forgive me ! Not mean it so ; but I an to make you see it ring on my finger, I but when I put It back, are not blind, that you see it JuSt aJ I do." Her voice, her face, her nevou fingers were full of entreaty. She slid " down among the pillows by the grate and leaned to,ard the warm glow, He moved near, very neur to her, ;t did not even toueh the white gown thut trailed about her as she sat. He hehl out his hand, "Then let us be good friends.'" " She laid her hand In hi#; not trust herself to look into hls "For three months;" he went while her free hand warm grasp, "I have I have been selfish, I know, but been heaven to me. I came I did not realize what you hve t me Just now, and I love--you. Listen  You can win so rnuehuccess will not come .to my eyes never fail so sadly that I shall still lo0k up to you." He at its dainty furnishings and qulblte work. "I can't half what you have tol] me, but have the opportunity to make Rose Palermo is held up as a prize example of the matrimonial mania. tt developed that he bl seven h- bands in as many states and was bent upon increasing her collection. Mrs. Palermo, who had been incar- cerated in the asylum for the insane at Kankakee, was being taken to California by " officials, when her brother intervened with a writ of habeas corus "Tere is nothing wrng with this woman" said the attorney for her brother, "except .that she is afflicted wih natrimonial mana. If left to her own devices she will acquire a number of additional husbands." 'Til give her into the custody of her brother for six months," decided 3udg, KavanauglLo Gtves Lawyer Kisa as His Fee Los Angeles.A kiss for a fee. That -a-as what pretty, impulsive Alice Big. studio. Hesitatingly she drew the hangings ; a smothered her as she looked on the plctl She saw' a long, low windows wooded hills and more hills, aglow In the set. , The door was Just ajar, gotten by the flrepla( stood a like a gray homespun. In one hbroad-brlmmed hat." thrown caressingly bout the near nlm, In whoe faee and hair she recognized herself they lent above a light from their around the sleeping Beneath, this word: And In her litth struggling to the hangings Just title of the pictrs YOU." suicide and umbrella heft, but Mrs. alone before a covered and' yours shall show the achievements of your life sible because I hae gone Let them both be He took from his notebook. "Look I See, this first. ,One month from hour, my painting Will my stud J0. And If I will be here?" She He let later she heard htss on the pavement. head against the all A month, later she along the border are to be doubled in an-effort to reduce smuggling, f.avl- vary will be ordered to the cotmtry, Airplanes will patrol the border. France Feels Quakes Esrls. -- Renewe seismic shocks were registered throughout the depart themselves dead on the grave of their ment of Hautez-Garonne. The Strass avitator wbo was killed burg seismic bureau reports that dur. Half Million clew, vaudeville actress, gave her at- Cincinnatti.--George A Sawyer, a torney, Isadore Morris, Just member of the brokerage firm of had obtained a divorce for her tn Channer& Sawyer of this city for Yudge Summerfited s court. which a receiver was asked when asked concerning the application for a receiver he said that "'we are fail, lng for amout a mtillon dolars." The stilt was filed by August Stein- furniture dealer of this that the firm progressivee Favor Cooper Washlngton.LThe progressive bloc among Republicans in the House re- het Intention of supporting Of Wisconsin to There was a s0und not dumb Then he away the The so plainly that I month, somehow,- I don't how, yet I shall--hall not 4 see y(m. We must put the table away behind the work-Just work. .will paint two picte, yet