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THE VOL. XXI 54. COLUMBUS. MIM., THURSDAY MOKNING. OCTOBER 2i. 1916. 3n.i.Wrl,lr, $2.00, Wwlily, ll fM) Pr Yr. COMMERCIAL CLUB iFUIHS 111 TIME Q m GENERAL ELECTION Tl KM IIIESI CITIZENS OF STATE TO VOTE FOR DEMOCRATIC COL I ' - .. 1 IIISTI-EM1 ADVANCE IS SLOW BULGARS GET SETBACK AT Vr.l f1 BUT WIN IN THE NORTH. VON HINDI-sNHUHG IIAMMKKS SLAVS EUffilfFKE Ill NORTH ALABAMA Lir.lCOMB TO AGAIN HEAD MAKE NO INDICATION OF THE CHAMBER OF COMMEPCE. MKMBKUS RKFUSK THE NATURE OF THEIR FINAL REPORT. SCOUTS KKACII NEW DECATUR HIS DESIGNATION T. J. Locke, Jr., Elected Vice presidentNine Directors Named. , At a meeting of the citizen of (V lumbus held t the city hall on Tue:- day night, a complete re-organization '.ion of the civic chamber was effect ed by the adoption of a new charter and new by-laws, and by electing of ficers for the ensuing year, 'i'he or ganization in the future will be known as the Chamber of Commerce of Columbus and Lowndes County. The meeting was presided over by Dr. J. W. Lipscomb, president, and Mr. W. II. Carter, secretary, was at the desk. in the election of officers the ref erendum method was adopted. Nom ination blanks were sent out to all of the members and for each office men were placed in nomination and voted upon by the entire member ship. Dr. J. W. Lipscomb, who has served so efficiently for the past year, tendered his resignation, but the members refused to accept same and re-elected him for another year. Other officers elected Tuesday night were: T. J. Locke, Jr., vice-president; S. B. Street, Jr., director of organi zation affairs; I. I. Kaufman, direc-' tor of retail affairs; V. B. Imes, di rector of public affairs; Dr. John Oliver, director of agricultural af fairs; R. E. Johnston, director of business affairs; E. E. Richards, W. E. Kennedy, R. R. Banks, H. H. Gunter and 1. L. Gaston, directors at large. .A meeting of the ; newly elected board of directors was held yester day morning and plans for the enstr- ing year were discussed. In the re-creation of the Chamber of Commerce there is to be an im portant body composed of represen tatives chosen by the following groupes of various and kindred lines of activity: Groupe 1, grocers, meats, etc.; group 2, dry goods, shoes, etc.; groupe 3, hardware, plumbers, auto supplies, etc.; group 4, drugs, con fectioners and sundries; groupe 5, furniture, etc.; groupe 6, manufac turers, wholesalers and cotton buy ers; groupe 7, physicians, dentists, etc.; groupe 8, lawyers, city and county officers; groupe 9, insurance ana real estate, etc.; groupe 10, ag ricultural; groupe 11, miscellaneous. The body will be known as the Members' Council and will be t!ie "melting pot;" the initiatory body; the originating body of the organi zation. ii me co-operauon wnicn every body says is needed so badly in Co. lumbus is to be realized, the mem bers council will be the most impor tant agency to bring it about. LARGE "ARE - DESTROYED Bf FLAMES FOUR MULES BURNED TO DEATH LOSS AMOUNTS TO ABOUT $2,000 A large barn owned by Mr. G. C. Franks, and located about seven miles east of Columbus, was destroy ed by fire at 12 o'clock Monday night It is not known in what way the fire started, but it is thought to be of incendiary origin. The loss is esti mated at about $2,000. . In the barn were four mules be longing to Mr. P. A. Dell and they were all burned to death. Two hundred bushels of seed oats, a thrashing machine, a binder and a seeder were stored in the building and were all destroyed. Negro Brought Back. Thomas King, a negro, who ""in February 1914 stabbed and seriously wounded his wife in this city, and who later made his escape, was ar rested the first of the week in St. Louis by Constable J. T. Robertson and brought back to Columbus to await the action of the grand jury.1 It is said that King married i another woman after leaving Colum bus and has since that time made St Louis hia home. It seems that he re cently got into trouble with his sec ond wife, who knowing the trouble he had here in 1914, reported to the local officers that he was in St .Louis, and his arrest soon followed. Citizen of Neighboring State , Accord Hearty Welcome to Visitors. New Decatur, Oct. 28. With ban ners flying, the Pathfinders commit tee of the Jackson Highway Asso ciation, and the accompanying Bir mingham and Montgomery people, were met at Cullmnn today by a doz en cars from the Decaturs and es corted into the city. The visitors were given lunch at Cullman as the guests of the business men of that city. They left Cullman shortly after noo, arriving in the Decaturs just be fore dark. Nearly 100 automobiles were parked from the Gordon school in New Decatur to Bank street in Decatur, when the Pathfinders reached the Decaturs.. The visitors were cheered as they passed. As the Pathfinders reached the foot of Second avenue, the principal business streets in New Decatur, the cars to the rear of them began to fall in line and a parade of automobiles went over the main thoroughfares of the two Decaturs. Birmingham, Oct. 27. Official locators for the Jackson Highway left Birmingham Tuesday for Deca tur, after having been given a truly Southern welcome here, the courte sies accorded them being an auto mobile procession to Pelham to meet them, a sight-seeing trip over the city and a large banquet at the Tut wiler Monday night. No indication of the nature of their report to the Jackson Highway Association, when it meuts Novem bet 10th in "Nashville, was given by the locators, though they expressed satisfaction at the splendid roads around Birmingham. The pathfind ers were: Walter H. Crim, of Salem, Ind.; Col. E. G. Dent, Bowling Green, Ky. ; W. L. Brown, Frankfort, Ind.; and R. G. Toms, government engineer, at Washington. Tuesday morning the locators were up almost by daylight and were motoring about' town seeing the sights. Although Highland avenue and Chestnut Hill were shown them Monday, there were other portions of the town, including the industrial centers, which they were anxious to see. Secretary W. D. Radcliffe went with them on their sight-seeing trip, and explained the points of interest. At 9:30 o'clock the visitors left for Decatur by way of Cullman. Several members of the Board of Revenue, including Dr. R. F. Love lady, Hugh McGreever, Lawrence Pennington and Rufe Bivins, accom panied them to the Jefferson county line. Negro Attempt Holdup. John Guyton, a well known negro in police circles, drew a pistol on Mr. W. D. Davis and a party of ladies as they were crossing the county bridge at the foot of Main street, shortly after dark Sunday evening in an automobile. Mr. Davis paid little attention to the negro and hur riedly drove his car down the road. Upon reaching the home of Mr. A. D. Spiers, who lives a short dis tance west of the river, Mr. Davis telephoned local police, and Officers Morton, Cook and Cummings at once went to the scene. After a few mo ments time the police overtook Guy ton about one-half mile west of the river. He was arrested and later identified by Mr. .Davis as the man who attempted the hold-up. Guyton was brought before Mayor Gunter Monday and was fined $100 and sixty days for exhibiting a dead ly weapon, and $25 and thirty days for carrying concealed weapons. He was later released on bond to await the action of the grand jury. Parent' Teachers to Meet. The Parent-Teachers Association of Barrow Memorial school has Is sued invitations to a social tea Thursday afternoon from 3 Co 4 o'clock, in honor of the six boy of Ccunty Corn Club. A prize of $5.00 will be awarded the one of ' theso six young men who have made the best record. A feature of the pro gram will be a stroy by Miss McLe more, of Eutaw, Ala., who will make an interesting talk on corn club work. The Barrow SoWl tn town school that has taken up corn ! ciuo worn, wnicn promises to arouse much interest in the future. mywm Mi J 4 MEET DEATH FACTO RY BIG PITTSBURGH FIRE REAPS GHASTLY HARVEST IDEN TIFICATION DIFFICULT. rinsourgn, - vci. so. inuteen persons were killed and eight injured Dy a ure in a iour-story DuiKlnifj, tlie Simon Hairston and Mose Sturdi two upper floors of which were oc- vant, received very painful injuries i-upieu uy me union raper rsox t;om- pany, on the north side here today, Of the dead, all but one were young women employed by the company. Many bodies were so badly burned identification was difficult. Mayor AimhiTuiiK ionium oruereu mat tne police, city council and police jury ! make a thorough investigation of the fire. , I he dead are Colletta Sellman, ilenel Warner, Sophia O. Zobeck, Carolina rarara, Dorothea Link, Florence Baker, Cecilia Joss, Bertha Dunapple, O'Tillie Brinning, Laura Brinning, Myrtle Miller, Marcella Rauch and Peter Vallon. The flames started in a pile of straw in the rear of a feed store on the first floor. William C. Kimbal, manager of the box factory, .immed iately went to the third and fourth floors, and warned the girls to leave quietly. The flames gained such headway, however, that escape by stairway and fire escapes were soon cut off. Some of the girls attempted to go to the dressing room for their hats, and there huddled on the floor, firemen found most of the bodies. Joseph L. Bash and A. J. Seagle employed on the second, floor, were about to jump when they heard the screams of the girls in the windows above. The men told. the girls to jump, One by one the girls jumped, Bash and Seagle caught them, lower ed them as far as they could and let them drop to the sidewalk. Mitt Nickle Diei. The untimely death of Miss Jala Nickles, the young daughter of Mr. W. R. Nickles, which occurred la.it Sunday morning, brought profound sadness to her relatives and a wide circles of friends. She was a member of the Metho dist church, and before she passed away told her loved ones she was ready to meet her mother, who pro ceeded her to the grave only a few years. (The deceased was ill for several months with a complication of diseases and she bore her sufferings with patience and Christian forti tude. The funeral services were held at the Nickles home at four o'clock Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. J. M. Carpenter, pastor of the Central Methodist church. The re remains were taken to Covin, Ala., and interred in the family lot. J Messrs. Ames Saunders and Wil jliam Ward, Jr., of Starkville, were visitors to the city the first of the week. Mrs. L. D. Barrentine and' Mi,s spent Lucile West, of Caledonia Tuesday in Columbus shopping sJv'm Mil 1 THREE IN INJURED WHEN . SCAFFOLD TALIS TO GROUND MR. C. C. HAYSLETT AND TWO NEGROES RECEIVE PAIN- FUL WOUNDS. air. Charles C Havslett. a well amines iiay&ieit, known contractor, and two negroes, about lour o'clock Monday after- noon, when a scaffold on which they were standing fell twenty feet to the ; ground. The accident occurred on 'the plantation of Mr. J. N. Bailey, j a prominent planter who resides 12 miles west of Columbus, where Mr. Hayslett and the negroes were erect- ing a large barn. Mr. Hayslett received painful wounds over his body, and sustained some internal injury by having a plank fall on him. Dr. P. L. Berry and Dr. M. S. uiancuer hurried to the scene of the accident and gave surgical attention to the three injured men. Elsie Jam's at Princess Today. The "Paramount" attraction at the Princess for today, Thursday, October 28, is the tomboy of the American stage, Elsie Janis, in a de lightfully pleasing comedy, "Betty, in Search of a Thrill," ene of thoae rollicking care free productions that will make you feel better. Elsie Janis romps through the five reels in a way that will make for many hearty laughs. . If you like comedy, as enacted by the foremost comedienne of the stage, then attend the Princess today. Children 5c; adults 15c. Two Small Fires, The firemen were called to the corner of South Fourth street and Eighth avenue about 10 o'clock Mon day morning to a smallYottage which is owned by Mrs. Henry Davis, and which is unoccupied. The blaze, which is supposed to have been ignit ed by'a passing locomotive was quick ly extinguished. The firemen were also called out at 6:80 o'clock Monday evening to the home of Mr. Tom Keith, 914 N. Third avenue. The blaze which was caused by the explosion of a lamp, was soon extinguished. ' Much Interest In Revival. Large crowds each afternoon at 3 o'clock and each evening! at 7:30 o'clock attending the revivaj services which are being conducted J by Rev. George F. Barton, of Winonja, at the Second Baptist church. The music is being directed by Prof.t Robert Cooper, of Aberdeen. ; r The public is given a cordial in vitation to attend the meetings. Weekly Weather Forecast! A Forec kslL ... .Li Issued by the U. S. Weaiher Bu reau. Washington, D. , C, for ; the week beginning Oct. 27, 1015. V For South Atlantic and Gulf States: With the exception f local showers Wednesday. eenerJly fair temperature will prevail thresh the week with seasonable tempeNturia. Lmdsjy in Albany Knickerbocker Pre HAPPENINGS DF INTEREST GATHERED HERE AND THERE GIST OF NEWS FROM OVER THE COUNTRY CIVEN IN A BRIEF FORM. Foreign countries bought $74, 000,000 worth of American automo biles and parts during the past fis cal year, the bureau of domestic and foreign commerce announced Mon day, an increase over the previous year of $36,000,000. Prospects are that the exports for the calendar year will be $120,000,000. Figures made public by the bureau of foreign and domestic commerce reveal the high record in American export trade and export balance. September, 1915, exports totaled $297,766,650, and exceeded by $79, 520,749 the total for September 1913, and by $141,714,417, that for September 1914. September imports this year aggregated $151,422,831, being less by $19,662,012 than those of September 1913, and more by $11,712,220 than those of September last year. A large majority of the 13,000 employes of the General Electric Company, who have been on a strike three weeks for an eight hour day, returned to work Monday at Schen ectady, N. Y. The machinists, be tween 2,500 and 3,000 in number, re mained out, the union having voted not to accept an agreement at a nine and half hour day, at a waj;e increase of 5 per cent. The machin ists made no demonstration as the men of other crafts returned to the shops. Abraham Lincoln's book of ex-' amples in arithmetic, which he used as a school boy about 1824, when he was 15 years of age, brought $210 at a sale of Lincolniana from the library of John C. Burton, of Mil waukee, which is being conducted in New York. Dowdle. Phillips. A quiet and pretty wedding was solemnized on Wednesday evening, October 20th, at 8 o'clock, when Miss Teresa Phillips became the bride of Dr. George Dowdle, of this city. The ceremony was performed at the home of the bride in the Mt Vernon neighborhood, and was impressively said by Rev. W. H. Newton, of the Baptist church. Little Miss Erline Griffin, the at tractive little neice of the groom, came in and lighted the candles at the altar, while Little Miss Evelyn Heard, and Master Leighton Phillips, j relatives of the bride, daintily attired! in white frocks, distributed flowers' in the path, of the bride and groom. I The bride is a charming and cul tured young lady, being the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Phil lips, and has countless friends who congratulate the groom upon his good fortune. Dr. Dowdle, who is , j recent graduate of the dental de partment of the Vanderbilt Univer sity, is now practicing in this city, and his genial and courteous manners are making him many friends. NOMINEES. LITTLE INTEREST IS MANIFESTED Electors of Mismsippi To Vote for State, District and Coun ty Officials. On next Tuesday the general elec tion for state, district and county of. ficers will be held, and although the socialists have placed candidal. in the field, but will have but little ef- ..... -i ... .nv wu inr nuirome oi me election. The candidates who have been nominated by the Socialists for var ious offices, and whose names appear on the official ballot which is to be voted next Tuesday, are as fol lows: For governor, J. T. Lester; for lieutenant-governor, F. T. Maxwell; for secretary of state, V. L. Eggar, for auditor public accounts, M. P. Williams; for state treasurer, E. F. Miller; for insurance commissioner, W. C. Kennedy; for clerk of the su preme cimrt, Enos Farmer; for land commissioner, H. A. Harbaugh; for ailroad commissioners. R. V. Smith and T. J. Lyon. Democratic nominess for county and beat offices have no opposition, and qualified electors .should vote for all of them. The following officers have been appointed by the election commis sioners of Lowndes county to con duct the election at the different polling places throughout th e coun ty: District 1 Caledonia: W. N, Hutchinson, D. M. Wood, J. E. Mor ris, judges, J. R. Vaughn, W. 11. Ot ley, clerks. District 2 North Columbus: S ni. wash, Joe Harris, V. C. Meek, judges. B. K. Serums, John More head, clerks. District 2 South Columbus: Jul ius Marx, J. D. Lawrence, W. M. Clark, judges. Homer Kilpatrick, J. i. Marx, clerks. District ssteens: J. M. Brown- lee, J. E. Harris, J. A. Dowdle, judges. J. W. Eubank, J. O. Dowdle clerks. District 3 Mt. Vernon: J. G. Go ings, h. L. Phillips, G. H. Hartsell. judges. C. J. Christopher, A. L. Dav is, clerks. District 3 Old Zion: E. Randle. S. T. Soarks. S. I.. ni J.i.. C. Golding, J. p. Halbert, clerks. District 4 Crawford: W. A. Hart man, G. W. Hairston, Chas. Kier judges. N, B. Scales, F. T. Carr, clerks. District 4 Dearing Store: Peto Cox. J. N. Bailey, J. T. Hairsto . judges. Dr. T. L, Ervin, Hugh Towi send, clerks. District 5 Artesia: W. S. Wads worth, W. W. Duvis, John Mcllwain, judges. J. T. Mitchell, Jr., John L. Butts, clerks. District 5 Mayhew: W. ties, J. D. Burgin, F. C judges. F. R. Parker, F. H. clerks. H. Ca Smith, Bailey, District 5 Thomas Store: C. H, Cocke, J. M. Salter, W. G. Evans, judges. Walter Swoope, R. B. Ervin clerks. Dies in Cleveland, Miss. The sudden death of Mr. Ceorc Adams, which occurred on the 21st. came as a great shock to loved ones and friends here. lie was a traveling salesman, but for several months hid been in poor healtn. Last week he went to Cleveland to appear as plain tiff in a suit against the Y. and M. v. Kailroad. His death occurred t the Garden Hotel, where he was st jp ping. He was not well when he re tired about nine o'clock in the eve ning and became unconscious during the nitrht. Medical aid was jriven but he grew rapidly worse and passed away. His wife and daughter,, Miss Ethel Adams, left immei'ittely for Cleve 'and, and accompanied the retr.ain3 to DeSoto, where the interment was made. The devoted wife and lovin daughter, as well as other relatives, have the sympathy of countless friends in their great sorrow. Mutt and Jeff Coming. The next attraction that will ap pear at the Columbus theatre will he "Mutt and Jeff in College," an en joyable musical comedy. The play, "Mutt and Jeff," has been seen here for several seasons past, but the pro- fLrainL this 1 is, entirely new and the show promises to be a good ono. Mrs. Alice Boyd, of Kosciusko, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. W. N. Puckett, on College street. Big British Transport Meet Disaster, While Turk. Lom One in Mamora. London, Oct. 26. Serbian troops are holding the northeastern corner of their countrv. There the Austro-German and Bul garian forces, about to merge, arc slowly forcing the Serbs back to strong positions in the mountains with heavy loss to the invaders. In the south, where the French troops have joined the Serbs, the Bulgarians are being held. Athens official dispatches announce that the .Serbians have recaptured Veles, southeast of Uskup after desperate fighting. With Anglo-French rein forcements they hope to drive the Bulgarians out of Macedonia, al though the English statesmen are not optimistic over the Serbian sit- . nation. Sir Edward Grey today told the House of Commons that Britain' offer to Greece of the Island of Cy press had lapsed. On the eastern and western fronts heavy fighting continues. Von Hin denburg, undaunted by repented fail ures to reach Dvinsk, has renewed attacks in the Dvinsk and Riga regions, claiming progress, especially in the vicinity of Illoutkst. Battles are under way in the province of Vil na, also Grodno and Galacia. Fighting over the Lacourtine works in Champagne continues. The French claim gains north of Mas sieges. The Italian offensive is still vig orous. It is officially announced that the British transport Marquette has been torpedoed in the Aegan sea, and only ninety-nine of the personnel of the vessel have been accounted for. Sh was of more than seven thousand tons. The Turkish transport, Carmen. laden with munitions was sunk ty a British submarine in the Mamora sea. Famous Actor in Birmingham. Forbes Robertson, the greatest actor of this age, will be in Bir mingham this week playing at the Jetrerson theatre this evening and tomorrow evening. "Hamlet," and "The Light That Failed," will be presented. Several Columbians ex pect to leave today to be present and enjoy this famous actor. Among those who will ko are Miss Weenonah Poindexter. Mrs. Mary Pope, Mrs. Kittie Kennedy. Mrs. J. P. Woodward and Miss Cor rinne Richards. I. EUGENE era n MISS LOHS ME AURBIEO WEDDING OCCURRED YESTER. DAY MORNING AT BRIDE'S HOME IN ITTA BENA. Much interest centered in the wed dim? of Mr. Eugene Trueman Beard, of this city, and Miss Frances Mar jorie Long, the attractive daughter of Mr. John J. Long, of Itta Bena, which occurred yesterday morning at 7 :30 o'clock at the bride's home, "Longview," Miss Long was attended by her sister. Miss Annie I.on.r. whil Af,- Beard bad as his best man, his broth er, Mr. Walter Beard, of this city. Among those who went from here to be present at the njptials were Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Beard, parents of the groom, Immediately after the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Beard left for New Or leans and other southern cities. Up on their return, to Columbus, they will be at home to their friend at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Beard, on College street. The bride is an unusually attrac tive and popular young woman, whose many personal charms endear her tqt a wide circle of friends. Mr. Beard is a prominent druggist of this city, and is a splendid young mir n'f r.nw.V, p .v. future. Heartiest congratulations are ex tended to this happy couple for a long and prosperous wedded life.