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BIG EFFORT TO ENCIRCLE BRIT ISH TROOPS NEAR CAMBRIA IS DEFEATED. FRENCH REPULSE GERMANS * * French Stop Violent Attack In Region of Verdun—Bitter Fighting Caus es Intense Suffering By All the Belligerents. With the British Armies in France. k—G ermany made a surprise attack over practically the entire arc which her troops lost in Gen. Byng's surprise drive. Taking her cue from the Brit ish victory, the Germans wasted no ar tillery preparations. The first tremen dous blows pressed the British back In ei few places, all of which has been re claimed. At Gouzeacourt the German assault ■was like a bolt out of the blue. A min ute before the town was as quiet as a churchyard. British officers were eat ing breakfast, lounging around, bath ing, shaving. Suddenly there was a burst of rifle fire in the streets. Those who looked out saw the Prussians pouring into the city. One officer was in a tub, taking his bath, covered with lather. He grabbed a bath towel and escaped, stark naked. A British dressing station for wounded at Gouzeacourt was suddenly Headquarters reports surrounded, that five British surgeons captured by the rush of the enemy later made their escape when British troops drove the Germans out again. In that interval of German occupation the enemy hur riedly carried off all surgical materi als of the station. It was reported at headquarters that the Germans had taken a considerable number of guns. The British, however, recaptured many of them. One British battery of six-inch howitzers spied the Germans suddenly coming over the top of a hill a few score yards distant. The gunners yanked down the muz zles of their guns, fired point blank at the advancing wave and then bolted. There were many other instances where British gunners, after firing point blank on the enemy up to 300 yard 9 range, escaped, then joined the infantry, and, by counter-attacking, re captured their own guns. Two great attacks have been deliv ered. One extended from Moeuvres to Bourlon wood; the other was along approximately a 12,000-yard froint be tween Vendhulle on the south and Cre veecouer on the north. Both a&saults were made in very strong force and the infantry was supported by fire from newly concentrated German guns. In the northern attack the Germans succeeded in pushing down between Moeuvres and Bourlon wood fo» a con siderable distance, but were hurled back by a counter-attack after particu larly sanguinary fighting. The line in this section is now virtually as it stood before the Germans attacked. In the southern battle the Germans broke through the British front south of VillereGuisiain and, by executing a turning movement to the north, suc ceeded in enveloping Gauche wood, Gouzeaucourt, Genneliu and La Vac querie temporarily. KAISER REALIZES DEFEAT Vice President Marshall Interprets Germany's Latest Moves As Foretelling Defeat. Washington.—Vice President Mar shall interprets Germany's efforts t> make a separate peace with Russia as added evidence that the kaiser real izes he faces ultimate defeat. "I think it shows," said the vice president, "that the kaiser is getting it through his thick head that we are going to win this war." The vice president declared his be lief that the war will he worth what it costs if only in uniting American citi zens. "The situation is clearing up rap idly and nicely," he said. "The war ■will be worth every cent It costs. When it is over we will have real American citizenship and will hear po snore talk of the fatherland or step fatherland. We will be real Ameri cans. The vice president would express ne opinion regarding declaration of war against Germany's allies, but declared that naturalized aliens who do not ^ive their support to the war should have their papers cancelled. "The pacifist doctrine," he said, "would lead to scenes in America that we see in Russia today. ' REDUCTION OF OLEO TAX. . Is Recommended As War Measure b> Revenue Bureau. WaHiingtan.—Reduction of the 10 cents a pound tax on colored oleomar garine, both' as a war measure to in crease the production of food fats and means of actually yielding more as a aggregate revenue, was recommended in the annual report of the internal bureau over tbe name of W. revenue H. Osborn, who has recently been suc ceeded as commissioner by Daniel C. Roper. Washington.—Mobilization of tugs and towboats of the Great Lakes along the Atlantic coast for the winter months to aid in relieving freight con gestion by greater use of the inland waterways and barges has been pro posed by Secretary Baker. Sergt. Rinehart Stricken. Toledo, O.—Sergeant Rinehart, son of Mary Roberts RIneheart, noted nov elist and writer on war conditions, suddenly stricken ill with 1 blood was H ■ pa poisoning while attending army foot ball festivities her TEUTON ADVANCE SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN EFFECTIVELY STOPPED. TEUTONS SUFFER BIG LOSS British and French Armies On Italian * Front and Will Operate As Sepa rate Units—Teutons Attack Italian Positions in Albania. London.—The long rumored turn ot the Italian armies in the offensive is indicated in late official communica tions from both Berlin and Rome. From the report of observers who have been allowed to visit the battle front much may be taken to assume that such is the plan of Diaz and his generals. Great masses of infantry re serves have been brought up, together with a marked concentration of big guns. It is very doubtful if any major op eration on the part of the Italians would be directed along the Piav» - : front, but along the line between the Bretna and the Piave the Italians have carried out several feinting ope rations in an endeavor to determine the strength of the enemy. It is prob able that any offensive would be di rected at this point. With the arrival of the Anglo French reinforcements the whole sit uation has taken a turn for the bet ter. The announcement by Gen. Mau rice, British director of the bureau of military operations, that the crisis in Italy had passed, was taken by many experts- to indicate that the situation had taken a most encouraging and hopeful aspect. Both the British army under Gen Blumer and the French under Gen. Mayerole are real armies in every sense of the word. They are fresh, and were not merely sent for the sake of a reinforcement in the general sense of the word. They are there foi the definite purpose of operating as separate units. Berlin in its official report admits that the Italians have successfully conducted heavy at^cks against their positions on the west bank of the Brepta and on Monte Tomba (on the northern front). These attacks failed, according to the German communica tion, but they bear out the theory now advanced that the Italians are putting out feelers in the hope of locating a weak spot in the enemy line. According to Rome there has been heavy artillery fire along the entire front, but no infantry engagement if any importance is recorded, pecially heavy fire was directed against the Germans in the lower. Pi ave by Italian batteries when the en emy attempted to move into the river in boats. An es* U. S. SOLDIERS EAT TURKEY Troops In France Have Big Celebra tion With Plenty of Real Turkey and All That Goes With it. With the American Army in France. —Every American soldier in France had a real American Thanksgiving feast He dined on turkey and all that with it until he could eat no The feature of the day was a goes more. football game, in which a team from the engineers defeated a team from the infantry. The game was watched by thousands of American troops and a thousand French soldiers. The shouts from respective rooters was heard far afield and toward the end of the game the French soldiers, getting the hang of it, became just as enthusiastic as the Americans. Virtually all instruc tion work and drilling was suspended for the day. AVIATOR EVADES CAPTORS Lieut. O'Brien Leaps From Train and Succeeds In Making Way Out of Germany. London.-—Lieutenant Patrick O'Bri of Momence, Illinois, the first American member of the British fly ing corps to escape from Germany has arrived in London. O'Brien eluded his captors by jumping from the window ef a speeding train. He then became a fugitive seventy-two days and when his goal was within sight, narrowly escaped electrocution from the charg ed wires along the Holland frontier. O'Brien was dined by a group of ad miring flyers, who had believed that he had been killed when he was re ported missing on August 17th last. O'Brien went to Victoria, B. C., and obtained a commission in the Cana dian army. Going to France next year he distinguished himself by his daring work over the German lines. en Tobacconist Leaves Vast Estate. New York.—Oliver H. Payne, mil lionaire tobacconist, who died June 27, left an estate exceeding $32,000,000, according to the report of the deputy state controller filed in the surrogate's court here. Aviation Camp For Montgomery. Washington—The sélection of Mont« gomery, Ala., as the site of an army aviation camp is announced by Chair man Dent, of the house military com mittee.' v Admits Mixing With U-Boat. An Atlantic Port.—The American steamship J. L. Luckenbach arrived here and confirmed the report that it the vessel which had a running was fight with a submarine when ap preaching the French coast on Dec. 19. First Wooden Ship Launched. A Pacific Port.—The first wooden ship to be launched under war rush plans for the federal merchant fleet took the water here. The vessel was constructed in 200 days, said to be a world's record for ships of this size. 10 0 Back to Work •V, ITT § II 5 § £ P À § 5S a* fltHs it® £■? 4?%i v i m m kSSBSSL TEUTONIC FORCES SUFFER BIG LOSS AUSTRO-GERMAN LINES WIPED OUT MAKING UNAVAILING AT TACKS AGAINST ITALIANS. UNABLE TO DEFEAT ITALIANS News Gives Details of Heroic Strug gle Against Overwhelming Num bers of Enemy and Deeds Of Valor. it Washington.—Heavily massed forces of Austro-German troops, vainly trying to break the Italian defensive line, have suffered great losses, according to official dispatches from Rome, and between the (Piave and Brenta rivers alone have worn out six divisions. The dispatch says: "The forces of Krobatiri and Von Bu low, united in the mountainous zone between the Piave and the Brenta riv ers, have made a desperate effort to break through the line, availing them selves of enormous reserves, estimat ed at 20 divisions, easily shifted. With large forces hidden in the thickness of the forests, at one point a small patrol, composed of Prussian soldiers with machine guns, was sent forward to gatheT information and prepare the attack. "In fact, after a short while the Aus troGermans appeared in thick waves and delivered a furious assault against our positions. At the outset of the at tack one of our officers was wounded by an explosive bullet. The soldiers, seeing their officer bleeding from a large wound in his forehead and wish ing to avenge him, launched them selves forward with the bayonet with such violence that all the Austro-Ger mans who had reached our lines were completely wiped out with the excep tion of one, who, taking off his coat, fled, shouting, 1 am an Alsatian.' The enemy renewed his offorts and deliv ered attack after attack with unabated fury and our wounded officer remain ed 48 hours at his place, directing counter-attacks. i , "The Regina brigade, for eight con secutive days and nights, sustained the brunt of a score of actions, bearing the temperature of 10 degrees below freezing point. Some enemy outposts during the confusion of the struggle fought among themselves, so the 31st landstrum during an action near Mon te Fiork fought from the evening un til dawn against other Austro-German troops, which were totally decimated. "From the Asiago plateau to the Piave the enemy has suffered appall ing losses without gaining any advan tage. Between the Piave and the Bren ta the enemy has already worn out six divisions. CAPPS OFF SHIPPING BOARD III Health Causes Admiral Capps To Retire From Ship Building Corporation. Washington.—Rear Admiral Wash ington L. Capps, general manager of the shipping board's emergency fleet corporation, was relieved from duty in that position by President Wilson at his own request because of ill health and with expression of deepest regret by the chief executive. While Admiral Capps' physician has advised him that to continue at work, either on the fleet corporation or in other capacity would imperil his any life, there were reports that friction between the admiral and Chairman Hurley of the shipping board hastened the former's decision to retire. He would hate been forced to resign in case within a few weeks, accord any ing to those who know his physical condition. Naval Reserves To Man Ships. Washington.—Naval reserves will man all American ships transporting troops and supplies, under a plan be ing worked out by Secretary Daniels and the shipping board, to avoid hav ing civilians aboard vessels engaged in war work. Thieves Steal From Kaiser. ' Berlin.—Thieves entered the impe rial house Wilhelmshoehe, at Cassell, md carried off numerous valuablejob jects of art. Two Soldiers Killed. Spartanburg, S. C.—(Private Martin and Private Curti, Forty-seventh regi ment, U. S. A., were instantly killed and four other soldiers were injured when an automobile truck in which they were riding .was struck by a pas senger train near Woodruff. it a No Mercy On Slacker». Washington.—Under the new draft rules and regulations, effective Dec. 16, men convicted of failing to register on last June 5 will be dealt with more harshly under the old system. TENNESSEE GUARD LANDS IN FRANCE WAR DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES SAFE ARRIVAL OF "RAINBOW DIVISION" IN FRANCE. MILITIA FROM EVERY STATE Large Force of Soldiers, Embracing Men From Every State In War Zone and Lake Up Final Training. I ■ i With the American Army in France. —National guardsmen from every state in the union have arrived in France. They are among the troops now training or lately arrived. While it is not permitted to disclose the identity of units, it may be said that all those which sailed from the United States have arrived safely and that already are in training within some sound of the guns on the battle front. They are showing a spirit in keep ing with the purpose of all concerned to make the American expeditionary force a homogeneous American army in which each division, whether regu lar, national guard or national army, not be distinguished in efficiency from the others. The former state troops are billeted over a wide area and are pronounced excellent soldiers. The guardsmen have been arriving in the American zone for many weeks. They are scattered somewhat, but as far as possible the units from the same state have been kept close to gether, except in one case. They found the regular army had made good prep arations for them, and while many are billeted in houses in French towns, others have been quartered in low wooden barracks, especially erected. The troops from the various states have been recognized by the French population and have been welcomed enthusiastically. Many of the units on arriving in billet towns wore French red, white and blue cockade pinned to their campaign hats. These given to the soldiers when they landed at base ports, cient time to rest from the journey, which in some cases has been ex tremely tiresome, the troops have been set to work training for actual service at the front. In all quarters they are declared to be most enthu siastic, and their soldiery qualities have drawn high praise from French can the were After a suffi Instructors. ARIZONASHORT OF COW FEED % Starving Cattle and Sheep Can Not Bs Taken To Arizona Because Of Drought. Phoenix, Ariz.—Arizona has no feed for the starving cattle and sheep from the drought-stricken regions of Texas and New Mexico, according to Edward W. Stephens, secretary of the Arizona live stock sanitary board, who has just returned from an inspection trip through Pima and Pinal counties. "This state really has not enpugli feed at present for the cattle and sheep now here," he added, "and there certain to be heavy losses in the spring if the crowding of the range continues. "Too many cattle already have been shipped into this state from Western Texas and New Mexico and more are coming in all the time. Only a few fa vored areas in the whole state have any feed tp spare at present. are v All Tin Commandeered. Washington.—Protests by canners against government commandeering of tin revealed that the navy department has commandeered all tin in New York warehouses. * GERMAN DIPLOMAT HELD. Karl Wiedmann Arrested on a Presi dential Warrant Los Angeles.— Karl Frederich Wied mann, arrested by federal authorities, said to have been taken into eus was tody on a presidential warrant Wiedmann, federal agents say, form erly was a German consular agent in China, later a cartoonist on newspa in the Orient and enlisted in the pers United States cavalry in Manila, final ly coming here. Jail and Prison For Slackers. Muskogee, Okla.—Federal Judge R. E. Campbell passed sentence on 95 draft resisters and other violators of the selective draft law, who pleaded guilty in United States court at Ard more recently. Candidates Get Commissions. Washington.—The military graduat. ing exercises of the successful candi dates for commissions at the Fort Myer reserve officers' training camp released 900 trained men for army ser vice. S U, 5. BOYS DESTROY AMERICAN TROOP8 RETURN AND REPORT HAVING GREAT TIME . IN TRENCHES. STRIKE CENTER OF TARGET Artillery Operator Directs Fire From Balloon and Witnesses Destruc tion of German Position— Soldiers Shopping. American Field Headquarters in France.—A jubilant American battery returned from the front, -following their relief by another American unit, convinved that their shoot ing had knocked out a German bat tery. A young IPenflaccla, Fla., artil lery operator, swaying in a basket from a sausage balloon, directed the battery's fire against the German po sitions. He reported soon after giv ing the range that he saw American shells strike apparently exactly in the center of their target A few moments later, he said, he saw the enemy bat tery position smoking. A portion of the enemy's guns in that section were later observed leav ing the position. The American bat teries were not troubled by shells from this German position thereafter. The American jubilation was en hanced by the fact that their battery is probably the first American artil lery unit to Knock out an enemy bat tery. Christmas is the next red letter day on the calendar of the American sol diers in France. There then will be another dinner, which will surpass even Thanksgiving, judging by the plane that hav? been made for the greater'holiday. All sorts of celebra tions will take place and many Christ mas boxes and presents are expected by the men. The question whether mother, wife or sweetheart "back there" is going to send a favorite brand of cigarettes, good cigars, heavy socks or a sweater is in the mind of nearly every sc Idler here. For the last week the sma-ll shops in the villages have been be sieged by American customers. They have bought everything from unique ornaments to elaborate embroideries, and the goods have gone so fast tha' in some places the stores look as if the proprietors have moved out. The American soldiers are doing their Christmas shopping early here be cause they know how long it takes to get things through the mails. Many of the men have determined not to be deprived of Christmas trees with the familiar sight of small chil dren playing about them. They have made their plans to set up and decor ate trees for the little ones of French households in which they are billeted or have been made welcome as guests. They said that the comparatively small quantity of magazines and news papers which has been arriving is eag erly read by the men. Some of the publications passed through dozens of readers' hands until the pages actually were in fragments, and were thus read by others. EXPECT ATTACK ON U.S.C0AST Rear Admiral Peary Say« It is No Secret That Officials Expect Ger mans to Attack Coast. New York.—German attacks in the near future on American coast cities were predicted by Rear Admiral Rob ert E. Peary, in an address on aerial defense here before a gathering of newly * enfranchised women. "I speak no secret, I am giving no information that has not already been known or discused when I say that â blow will be struck some one or more of our Atlantic coast cities by Germany within a probably near future, and when it comes it will come with the same startling effect as when the U-53 put into Newport—out of a blue sky. he said, "and on 1 GERMANS PRAY FOR WILSON 'or President Wilson and the men who | save fallen so far in the war. The , prayers were in particular for Nicho- j cas Wagner, who went down with the iestroyer Chauncey several weeks Americans of German Descent Join in Offering Prayers For President Wilson and Victory. Baltimore—Several thousand native porn Germans and their descendants çathered here on Thanksgiving day in 3t. James' Catholic church and prayed He was a member of the congre Practically all the congrega of jgo. çation. lion is of German extraction, and 120 members are in the United States service. CHANGING SOLDIER UNIFORMS. Overcoats Are Too Long and Shorter Ones Are Being Furnished. With the American Army in France. —The uniform of the American sol dier is undergoing a further change. A larg6 number of troops have turned in their long overcoats for coats of the same material, but much shorte in length. Because of the mud it was found that the long coats soon became caked and heavy. They flopped about the legs of the soldiers, Ijindering the free movement of the wearers. in R. 95 of Army Supplies Stolen. Boston.—Following reports of nu merous thefts of foodstuffs and other supplies intended for shipment to the soldiers abroad, the police raided a house in the East Boston district and recovered 5,000 army shoe soles. Get Revenge On Villa. Juarez, Mexico—Defeated Mexican federal troops from Ojinaga vindicated themselves when they repulsed and drove off the valley attacking force near Laguna, 170 miles south of her» IS RUMORS OF EXCESSIVE SICKNESS AT CAMP DISAPPROVED BY CAREFUL INVE8TIGATOR8. BOYS GET BEST OF NURSING Highest Class Hospitals Could Not Give Soldiers Better Treatment Than They Are Receiving— Conditions Improving. Greenville, S. C.—Decided improve ment in health conditions in Camp Se vier, the national guard training camp for the s oldie rm en of Tennessee, North and South Carolina, is shown in the weekly health report. But # what is the exact condition as It actually ex ists, what was fundamentally the cause of the epidemic of measles that afterwards developed into quite a num ber of cases of bronchial pneumonia and in deaths, and how the sick are being cared for, are the doctors in charge young mem or old men, are they strictly surgeons or general prac titioners, what sort of nurses have they, are they regular trained nurses or graduates after a few weeks' train ing? These are some of the questions which, perhaps, weighed in the minds of not a flew fathers and mothers of boys in brown that the old Volunteer State has given up to fight for dem ocracy and civilization. If these same fathers and moth ers could but visit the base hospital at Camp Sevier and be impressed with the truth and conditions as they truly exist, there would be need for no fur ther fears or doubts. They would re alize then that rumors had been twist ed either unintentionally or otherwise. For they would have seen that those of the khakied boys forced to abandon their every day routine because of ill ness are being given the best of med ical treatment by skilled surgeons and practitioners eminently fitted for the work. Assuredly they would feel that the soldier patients were being nursed tenderly and safely by graduates of an average of seven years' experience. And they would feel that the sick could have no better chance in the best hospitals in our larger cities. BAKER BARS DRAFT AGE MEN Commissions Will Be Refused Young Men Within Draft Age Except For Special Duty. Washington. — So-called "slacker 1 commissions, by which men of draft age seek to escape service in the ranks and get officers' places in noncombat ants branches of the army, have struck a snag in two general policies laid down by Secretary Baker. These are, first, that no men of draft age can be commissioned unless it is shown clearly that they are bet ter fitted for the special work to which they are called than any civilian be yond the draft age whose services can be secured; and, second, that no func tion of the army that can be carried on efficiently with civilians shall be placed on a military footing by com missioning the men needed to super vise the work. The problem of commissions in vari ous staff departments of the army that have to do with the supply lines, trans portations, construction and a hundred other noncombatant functions of the service is difficult. There have been numerous cases of young men of draft age who have obtained commissions in those services and therefore are ex empt from the operations of the se lective service law under which the fighting troops are being mobilized. AGREES TO REMAIN NEUTRAL Norway, Denmark and Sweden Agree To Remain Neutral To Pro tect Interests. Christiania.—The kings of Norway, Denmark and Sweden at their coher ence here, says an official statement, reached an agreement on the follow ing points: First—By reason of the harmony existing between the three countries, however long the war may last and whatever form it may take, the cordial relations and mutual confidence of the three kingdoms shall be maintained. Second—In conformity with the pre vious declarations and policies of the | three countries it is the full intention , 0 j their governments each for itself to j observe the utmost degree of neutral lty toward all belligerent powers, Third—The desire is expressed re ciprocally to aid one another with mer chandise during the present difficul ties and special representatives are to meet immediately to facilitate tbe_ex change cf merchandise. Acquits Slayer of Hubby. Mineola, L. I.—Mrs.. Blanca de Saul* lee was found not guilty by the jury that was trying her for the murder of her divorced husband, John Longer de Saulles, the noted Yale athlete, whom she shot at his hpme, "The Box," in Hempstead Meadows, L. I., on the night of August 3 last. Prof. Matthews Dies. New York.—'Prof. Franklin Mat thews, of the Columbia university school of journalism, died suddenly on a train, aged 67. Order Piersol Freed. Jefferson City, M«. —The state su preme court ordered the release of Claude Piersol, convicted of kidnap ing Lloyd Keet, on $20,000 bond, pending an appeal to the supremo court. Rumors of Villa Victory. Juarez.—T 11 ® sudden changing ef plans for troop movements from Juarez tended to support reports that Gen. Edurado Hernandez had met with a reverse in his cavalry drive against Villa, northeast of Chihuahua City. QUARTER MILLION TO BE RAISED FOR SUPERANNUATED EN DOWMENT FUND. M.E. CONFERENCE ADJOURNS Rev«. T. H. Lipscomb, W. L. Durer», T. H. Dorsey, J. H. Felts, W. W. Mitchell and V. C. Curtis Are Chosen Presiding Elders. Oxford.—Appointments for the ensu* ing year in the North Mississippi con ference,' Methodist Episcopal .church. South, brought to a close one of the most Interesting conferences ever held in the state. Jack Wilson, Grenada, assumes the work of entering the field to raise $260,000 for the superannuated endow meht fund and indorsed and recom mended this to the conference. He will work without salary. W. L. Duren resigned from the board of missions and B. P. Jaco was elected to succeed him. The report from the committee on books and pe riodicals precipitated a warm debate for more than an hour, and by motion was finally recommitted and passed by amendment presented by W. H. Mounger. The list of appointments follow : Aberdeen District— T. H. Lipscomb, pre old ing elder;'Aberdeen, J. T. Lîwis; Al goma, W. M. Commander; Ambry and Nettleton, J. E. Thomas; Buena Vista, W. R. Williams; Colhoun City, D. R. Mc Dougal; Fulton circuit. A. F. Moore; Greenwood Springs, E. C. Driskill; Houl ka circuit, O. P. Armour; Houston, E. M. Shaw; Houston circuit, A. Joe Beasley; Monpelier circuit, W. L. Graves; Nettle ton circuit, A. S. Brisco; Okolona, J. B. Randolph; Okolona circuit, L. H. Floyd; Pontotoc, W. M. Young; Prairie and Strongs, C. W. Baley; Shannon circuit, W. L* White; Smithville circuit, D. C. Foust; Tremont circuit, J. F. Owens; Tu pelo, O. W. Bradley; Vardaman circuit, C. R. A. Brantley; Verona circuit. W. N. Dodd; conference evangelist, J. A. Bow en; Tupelo, quarterly conference; confer ence secretary of education, T. H. Lips comb; Sunday school editor, J. W. Bos well. Columbus District— W. L. Duren, pre siding elder; Artesia and Sessums, T. I. Halfacre; Brooksville, J. M. Guinn; Cedar Bluff, to be supplied; Cochrane circuit, A H. Williams; Columbus, First Church, A. L. Pope; Central Church. T. E. Greg ory; Caledonia, W. W. Hartsfield; Craw ford and Shafers, D. W. Babb; Longview, R. G. A. Carlile; Macon. E. N. Brovies; Macon circuit, J. A. Good; Mashulavihe circuit, Guy Ray; Mayhew and Sessum, R. L. Ellis; Shuqulak circuit. A. A. Mar tin; Starkville, J. C. Park; Sturgis, J. C. McElroy; West Point, L. P. Wasson; chaplain United States army, J. A. Ran dolph; conference evangelist, J. ti. Bell; quarterly conference, First church, Co lumbus. Corinth District— T. H. Dorsey, presid ing elder; Booneville, J. W. Ward; Boone ville circuit, J. D. Boggs; Burnsville cir cuit. W. T. Bazzell; Chalybeate circuit. B P Fullilove; Corinth, Southside, E. D. Simpson; Corinth, First church, J. L. Cunningham; Corinth circuit, A. L. Dav enport; Dumas circuit. W. G. Burks; Gol den circuit. J. W. York; Guntown and Baldwyn, J. D. Simpson; Hickory Flat, E. Blizzard; Iuka, L. A. McKeon; Iuka cir cuit, J. R. Murff; Kossuth circuit J. L. Nabers; Mantachio circuit, M. L. Wart; Marietta circuit. G. B. Love; Mooresville. & G. Whitehurst; Myrtle circuit, J. G. Johnson; New Albany, J. M. Bradley; New Albany circuit, C. A. Northington, Ripley and Blue Mountain, J. J. Baird, Ripley circuit, A. J. Henry; Rienzi circuit, J. A. George: Sherman circuit, W. B. Ba ker; Silver Springs circuit, to be supplied; Tishomingo circuit. W. C. Beasley; Wheeler circuit, J. R. James; student Millsaps college. M. E. Scott; Boyle and Areola. J. A. Coleman; u-arksdale, R. O. Brown; Cleveland. T. M. Bradley; Coa homa and Lyon, J. E. Stephens; Duncan, J W. Raper; Evansville; J. H. Ingram; Friar Point, A. S. Raper; Glen Allen, J. H. Smith; Greenville, E. S. Lewis; Gunnison, L F. Holland; Hollondale, J. N. Robertson; Jonestown, W. C. Oalce ran; Leland, S. W. Brown; Lula and Rich, W. W. Jones; Merigold and Alliga tor W. R. Loft; Rosedale and Hillhouss, J. R. Bright; Shaw, C. P. Moss; Shelby, J M Wyatt; Tunica and Robinsonville. __ - QUn Ray; editor New Orleans Christian A. Meek, BkD.; chaplain Advocate, R- , United States army, J. M. Moose. Sardis District—J. H. Holder, presiding elder; Arkabutla, J. B. Conner; Bates ville. E. G. Mohler; Charleston, W. H. Mounger; Cockrum, W. A. Bowlin; Cold water, filled by transfer; Como. R. P Neblett; Courtland, R. I. Collins; Cren shaw F. H. McGee; Eureka, J. A. Biffle; Hernando, M. Johnson; Horn Lake, to be supplied; Longtown, G. A. Baker; (Oak land, W. F. Rogers; Olive Branch, W. S. Selman; Pleasant Hill, XV. W. Bruner; Sardis, W. D. Wendal; J. T. Simmons, Jr., preacher; Sardis circuit, "W. D. Bennett; Senatobia, A. T. Mcllwain; Tyro, A. M. Bennett; E. H. Rook, supernumerary; Wall Hill. H. H. Wallace; Y. M. C. A_. U S army J. H. Brooks, conference sec retary of missions, A. T. Mcllwain; con ference secretary, R. H. B. Gladney. Winona District— L. M. Lipscomb, pre siding elder; Belzoni, J. T. Lockhart; Carrollton circuit, R. W. Evans; Drew, W S Lagrone; Dublin circuit, J. J. Brooks; Duck Hill circuit, B. F. M. Bul lard; Greenwood, J. A. Hall; Indianola, Charles D. McGhee; Ison circuit, R. M. Evans; Itta Bena, W. M. Campbell; Lam bert circuit, H. G. Roberts; Minter City and Phillips, L. W. Cain; Moorhead. R. G Moore; Ruleville. W. S. Shipman; Schlater, E. B. Sharp; Sunflower circuit, W. O. Wagoner; Swifton mission, J. Richey; Tutwiler circuit, W. C. Lester; Webb circuit, O. L. Savage; Winona. M. N. Duncan; Winona circuit, W. J. Wood, student Emery university, R. T Henry. Y. M. C. A. U. S. army, R. H. Ruff. Greenville District—V. C. Curtis pre siding elder; Benoit and Beulah, J. D. Wroten; Lamar circuit, T. H. Porte., Mount Pleasant circuit, M. A. Burns; Ox ford W. W. Woo lard; Oxford circuit, J. s! Duncan; Paris circuit. G. W. Rus sell; Potts Camp circuit, T. J. Hopper, Randolph circuit, R. N. Papasan; Red Banks circuit, S. H. Caffey. Tocçopola circuit R. S. Lawson; Waterford circuit. N N. Maxey; Water Valley. First church, J ' w' Dorman; Water Valley, North Main and Taylor, R. G. Lord; president Gren ada college, J. R. Countless; Grenada col lege commissioner, T. M. Brownlee. Durant District— W. W, Mitchell, pre siding elder; Ackerman circuit, C. A. Parks; Acona, W. R. Goudelock; Belle fontaine cirouit. Jesse F. Watson; Black hawk circuit, J. Henrtx Mitchell; Ches circuit T. L. Houston; Colla circuit, J A. Poè; Durant. J. T. McCafferty; Ebenezer circuit, C. L. Oakes; Eupora and Mabel, H. M. Young; Hesteryille cir cuit, S. F. Harkey; High Point circuit. J. C Long; Kilmichael circuit, -W. C. Shear er - Kosciusko station, E. H. Cunningham; Kosciusko circuit, J. W. Esley White; Dexington, B. P. Paco; Louisvule, W. C. Carlile; Mathistown circuit, Jas. Porter; McCool circuit. A. R. Beasley; Noxapater circuit, G. W Gordon; Pickens. T. IT. Mills; Poplar Creek, «ircuit, S. W. Bry ant; Sallis circuit. T. L. Oakes; Sidon J. J. Garner; Tchula. P. F. Luter; Vaideu and West, J. A. Patterson; Hollandale, J. W. Robertson. ter Holly Springs District—J. H. Felts, pre siding elder; Abbeville circuit, D. H. Crouson; Ashland circuit, G. C. Gregory: Byhalia, A. C. McCorkle; Coffeeville and Rpthlehem, W. L, Storment; Grenada, R 1 Tucker-: Holcomb circuit, C. F. Floyd; Holly Springs, E. R. Smoot. Judge Ellis Forme Heme Guard. Judge I. B. Ellis is organizing ft of Mississippi home guards company ■ ■ at Biloxi, which was authorized by the state legislature to replace the state militia called into the service. The company will be composed of men younger and older than the draft aga.