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XXIII NO. to. MEETItiG IS ID AODKr.rj Dri ivf uw nv CM AND OrriCfRl H. A. CODY AND CM. HARM UROK 1NTKUKST IN TIIK OHDKK Mlifif IVaaJaVd Ofr nf w. N. I lutthlnaoti, Local Dtpu Ijr Grand Matter. A moling of Odd Fellows of the Columbus dlstrrt u held Monday nijrht, and tht jirlnrlpiil speaker wert Lvputy Grand Master R. A. Cody and Grand Warden C. II. Barr, loth of whom ara residents of Merid ian. Tha meeting was callad by Mr. W. N. Hutchinson, deputy grand master of tha Columbus district, and was held at tha hall of Union Lodge, No. 35, I. 0. 0. P., having been pre aided over by Noble Grand W. J. Mattox. Mr. Barr was the first speaker, and delivered a fine address, having spoken eloquently of the order and the numerous advantages which it offers to members. He emphasized the efforts which are being made by officers of the grand lodge to keep up interest and urged all members to co-operate in this effort. The address of Mr. Cody, who fol- lowed Mr. Barr, was also a forceful appeal to Odd Fellows to evince more interest in the work and welfare of the order. He spoke in a most im pressive manner, and his address made a fine impression upon all who heard it. The attendance was large, prac tically every Odd Fellows' lodge in the country having been represented: and during the meeting the first de gree was conferred upon Will Wood, ' of Caledonia.'" ,..--..-,(. I DIRECTS! OF Mississippi state mm FORMER COLUMBIAN IS HIGHLY HONORED BY JACKSON COMMISSIONERS. Jackson, Miss., Feb. 21. The Jackson city commission, at its semi monthly sitting yesterday, among other matters transacted, elected Dr. R. S. Curry, superintendent of the State Blind Institute and vice presi dent of the Jackson Board of Trade, to be a director of the Mississippi State Fair, to fill out the vacancy created by the resignation of Dr. E. H. Galloway, who found that it would be impossible for him to un dertake the duties. Dr. Curry is one of the live wires of the community, and it is felt that he will add much strength to the personnel of the man atfing board of this great civic en terprise. He has taken a great in terest in the exposition since coming to Jackson, and as a practical man of affairs is expected to measure ful ly up to the requirements of the po sition which he has accepted. American Firm. Get Shell Contract, Washington, Feb. 21. Contracts for navy projectiles which had been let to Hadfields, Ltd., an English concern, were Monday given to the Midvale Steel Company, the Wash ington Steel & Ordnance Company and the Crucible Steel Company. Hadfields was prevented by the British government from accepting I the contract for 4,400 projectiles, I awarded by the navy department, at a much smaller price per shell and with quicker delivery than Americans offered. Award of the contracts Monday to the three American firms termi nates a controversy between the ' navy and American munitions mak ers. Representatives of the com panics and department, official reached an agreement on a flat price of $500 per shell. That is an in crease over the price on similar or ders in previous years, but aggre gates $447,500 less than the original total hid. i Contracts were awarded the three American firms aggregating 14,200 14-inch armor-pieiCing shells. The companies guaranteed delivery in re- UCC3 TIC 0 FELLOWS COUNTRY'S FATIIE1 IS 10 OE 111 0 niMIHDAY ION 70 or nr. WASHING AmtorHi. Airxv tf lt HHAirO, FINK I'NOOKAM 13 A IMA NO HI) Will H llll at fr.nkU AcanVmy Urttlrf Ataptt of Daughters of He volution. Not only throughout the United Stat, but in th Dutrirt of Co. lumbia, Porto Jtirn and Alaska, t day will be oherved in honor of the first president, Georpe Washington. The banks of Columhu will he closed throughout the day, ami holi day hours will be observed at the postoffice. Under tha auspices of the Daugh ter of the American Revolution the following program has been arranged and will be rendered at the Frank lin Academy this morning at 9:15 o'clock: Invocation Rev. W. S. Slack. Song Washing in our Washing ton Schools. Reading From Declaration of In dependence High School Boy. Stereoptican Views Youth of George Washington Miss Hooper and Mrs. Sydenstricker. Song Star Spangled Banner High School Chorus. Reading The Efforts of a South ern Woman Miss Ann P. Cunning ham, to restore Mt. Vernon to the nation Miss Mary G. Billups, vice- regent from Mississippi of the Mt. Vernon Association. Song America School. Grammar and primary school ex ercises will be held in their rooms at 9 a. m. Benefit nerformance at Princess' Theatre IP tkjn., hIsq afternoon andJjbea.iinff.Gen. F'unstOn'i ibody Gen. evening. A special program has been ar ranged by the Princess Theatre for today. The public schools will give half holiday, and many parties will be enjoyed. Relief Still Being Distributed. New York, Feb. 21. The provis onal Zionist committee announced ere Monday that the diplomatic sit iation between the United States ind Germany had not interfered with ts distribution of the relief funds in 'alestine, Poland and Lithuania. With the approval of the Danish government and the support of Min ister Egan of Copenhagen, it was stated, Danish Jyews have taken over the committee's work in three dis tricts, to which more than $1,000, 000 already has been sent. Will Deliver Lecture. Dr. J. L. Vipperman, who after having served for three years as pas tor of the First Baptist church in this city has tendered his resignation to take effect next May, has accept ed an invitation to deliver a series of fifteen lectures before the Gen eral Baptist Assembly, which will meet at Georgetown, Ky., early in June. Baptists from all sections of Ken tucky will attend the meeting, and leading divines from different por tions of the country will participate in the program. Dr. Vipperman is not only a gifted orator but possesses a most thorough knowledge of thf Scriptures, and his selection as one of the speakers at the coming meet ing is a high tribute to his ability -nd accomplishments Little Baby Die. The numerous friends of Superin tendent of Education E. A. Stanley nd w'fe deeilv sympathize with thorn in th? death of their baby, which occurred at their home in South Columbus Monday night. The remains were taken to ,Beersheba cemetery, where they were tenderly laid to rest Tuesday afternoon. Mr. J. B. Moore Pie. Mr. James B. Moore, 73 years of age, a well known citizen of Pickens county, Ala., passed away last Sat urday night. The funeral was held Pundav afternoon at Murrah'i chap el, havinc been conducted bv Rev, A. T. Ezell, and the remains were laid to rest in the church graveyard, A. tt M. Band Com'nf. The A. & M. College band, of thir tv pieces, will give a concert in the chanel of the I. I. & C. Saturday evennir. and will no doubt be heard by an irrmn crowd. COI.UMItUV Mill, MM LEADER ' CALLED Of OEATil C.I.N, I Mill NICK MJNfttON: LXMHtS MJUOr.NLY AT SAN AN ION 10 HOtM- DMATI I SHOCKS KNTIIIK NATION Hotly Will P. Taktn lo Ilia Formr lloma? In San Fran e'sto for Intermnl. San Antonio, Texan, Feb. 21. A funeral service of miliary sim plicity in which tht regular at Fort Sam Houston, national gunnNmen from San Antonio joined, was held this afternoon for the late Maj. (ien. Frederick Funston, commander of the Southern Department, whose sudden death occurred Monday night from heart affection. The honor paid the dead general was the plac ing of his body within the Alamo, the first time the Alamo has ever been used for such a purpose. There while men from the Nineteenth In fantry formed a V-shaped guard to the old stucco doorway, a file of mourners passed in and out of the building from 5 o'clock until night fall. The only religiousservices held were at Gen. Funston's official resi dence at Fort Sam Houston. There Chaplain Barton W. Perry of the Third Field Artillery read the reg ular army burial service. The only music was "Lead Kindly Light," played by the Nineteenth Infantry Band. A procession formed at the residence after the brief service as follows: Police, mounted orderlies, Nine teenth infantry Band, the Thirty seventh Infantry, battery E of the Seventh Field Artillery, a squadron of the Alabama cavalry, a caisson Funston's horse, pall-bearers ana or- icers of Gen. Funston'a staff and of the Southern Department. According to present plans the funeral will be held Saturday. Burial will be in the National Cemetery at the Presido. Good Carnival Here. The Brown and McGeary Shows, whk'h are in the city all of this week. are each afternoon and evening en joyed by immense crowds. The hows are all high class attractions, and make up one of the best carni vals that has ever been here. The Commercial appreciated a concert by the Brown and McGeary ight-piece band the past week. Capt. Davit Arrive. Capt. J. Davis and wife, of Deca tur, Ala., arrived in the city the first of the week to take charge of the local post of the Salvation Army, and they will be located at 207 North Third street. The plan of the Army is to secure egular monthly donations to support the organization in preference to the tambourine collections. Mr. W. B. Richey, 79, died Monday at the home of Mr. J. M. Salter in the prairie section west of Colum bus, where he had resided several years. He is survived by a son, Mr. H. Richey, and two sisters, Mrs. Tol Weaver and Mrs. Dabney Acker. The funeral took place at Murrah Chapel, in the Dunbar neighborhood, Tues day afternoon. Mr. J. Ater, a former Columbian, who for several years was in the jew elry business in this city, and who for some time past has been residing in Jackson, spent the first of the week in Columbus. Rev. James McCaskill, who has been spending the past several days here with homefolk, will leave Fri day for Belmont farm, in the delta section, where he goes to conduct services Suiiday. Mr. Virgil Epps left the past week for Jackson, where he goes to accept a most responsible position in the office of the Armour Packing Com pany. Mr. W. C. Beard returned the first of the week from New York, where he has been spending some time purchas ing spring and summer stock for the firm of W. C. Beard, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. B. G. Hazzard, of Huntsville, Ala., are visiting Capt. and Mrs. D. D. Stephenson. f Mi;HIlA Y MOMNINfi, 1 1 j t t ..V , , 'Je6rutnyZ'Z. v Jfim bl?)JtmQricu CQfefoutes XS r : .. , "M -.ty V . f :' f f n ' it t. '-Vf J.' " ! f -j 1 ' ; r j ij CQzrfhdQu uppeiiics if mm . GATHEREO HERE AND THERE GIST OF NEWS FROM OVER THE COUNTRY GIVEN IN A BRIEF FORM. George T. Brodnax, wealthy club man and president ol ueorge i. Brodnax, Inc., one of the south's leading jewelry houses, died in Mem phis Monday night. Casulaties in the German army, exclusive of colonial troops reported in German casualty lists in the month of January, 1017, totalled 77 131 of ficers and men killed, wounded, pris oners or missing. Fire in the mill of the Internatlon al Paper Company at Watertown, N. Y., caused upward of $100,000 dam age to the plant. The sinking of the British steam ship Romsdalen, of 2,548 tons gross, is announced. Lloyd's announces that the British steamship Worcestershire, of 7,175 tons gross, was reported sunk. They also announced that the British steamer Vales, of 2,285 tons gross, had been torpedoed and sunk with out warning. Two of the vessel's crew were killed and nine are miss ing. Judge W. H. Hardy, promoter, lawyer, and known as "the father of Gulfport," died at his home in Gulf port Sunday, aged 80. Judge Hardy was credited with having conceived and promoted the New Orleans and Northeastern railroad from Meridian. Miss., to New Orleans, the causeway across Lake Ponchartrain and the Gulf and Ship Island railroad from Hattiesburg to Gulfport. He served during the war between the states n the Sixteenth Mississippi regiment and after the war was for many years a circuit judge. He also as sisted In a revision of the Mississippi laws. Master Joe Prowell. the twelve year-old son of Mrs. Virginia Prowell was carried to Birmingham Monday for an operation for appendicitis. The young fellow was injured Mon day a week ago while playing with some boys at Franklin Academy, and on the following Wednesday appen dicitis developed. He continued to grow worse and it was thought best to have the operation performed. On yesterday he was reported as doing nicely. Hon. W. E. Stokes, of Macon, was a Visitor to the city Tuesday. MMl'AM Y 2J, 117 V Dm L1CAL TEUFI1IE WW li'tM BIG inUNTS LARGE SUM BEING EXPENDED IN OVERHAULING BUILD ING ON MAIN STREET. The local exchange of the Cum berland Telephone and Telegraph Company is being overhauled and modernized and the improvements now yi progress will necessitate an expenditure of $5,000. The contract was awarded to the Allen J. Kreb Company, of Birming ham, and J. J, Chafin, a representa k.ve of the firm, is here superintend ing the work. The plans call for a ,..o.o o.erhauling of the build ing, and among the improvements wai be a system of hot air heating and hardwood floors. The front of the building will have its appearance materially modernized by terra cotta and stone trimming, while new and modern furniture and fixtures will be placed in the business office on the first floor. Little Girl Die. The angel of death visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Moody, on North Third avenue, at 10:30 o'clock Tuesday morning, and car ried .away their darling two-year-old daughter, Mary Isabel. The little girl had been ill for about nine weeks, and gradually eA- v.o.se untU the end came. The Commercial joins the many friend" irt .vtenjinir to Mr. and Mrs. Moody deepest sympathy in their bereave ment. l'ur.eral services were held from the family residence yesterday morn ing at 'J Ao o'clock, conducted by Rev. R. B. Eggleston, pastor of the First Presbyterian church. The re mains were taken to tarkville, where they were tenderly laid to fit b -neath a flower covered mound. The following young ladies acted as pall bearers here: Misses Lucy Mc Clanahan, Lena Lewis, Patty Moore ind Angelique Higgins. Some handsome new scenery is be ing painted for the Princess Theatre, the work being done by representa tives of the United Scenery Company, of New York, who are spending sev eral days in the city. The stock of the Yarbrough Elec tric Company has been purchased by the Columbus Electric Supply House, of which Mr. J. J. Smith is proprietor. A M A. I EIP5 Of IIS REMAIN SEALED NO ONI. I XC I V I HIM M AS ANY IDI.A WHAT IIF. WILL ASK ( ONf.MI 31 SITUATION STILL HLMAINSSKIUOUS Violation! of Neutral Might Continue lo B Krportfd lo Washington. Washington, Feb. 21. Another cabinet meeting 1'it-i-M'd yotlrrdny without an announcement concern t iiu the cnsH with Germany. Ilitrh officials ni'l after the meet ing that there had been no develop ment of importance, anil indicated that President WiNon had not made known his decision as to when his next step would be tajen. Members of the senate who talked with administration officials during the day gained the impre.-sion that arrangements for the president's ap pearance before congress probably would be made early next week. Ap parently only the president know just what he will ask of congrex.-, but it is generally assumed that with the session about to end he will seek uuthority to deal with any situation which may arise as a result of the unrestricted submarine campaign. At the state department it was said that the situation continued to be as serious us it could be short of war. ihe department received af ter the cabinet meeting a dispatch from Consul Frost at Queenstown announcing the sinking by shell fire of the Norwegian steamer Dalbeatie, with two native Americans in the crew, ine consul said the Palneatie stopped at the first shot, but that the submarine continued shelling while the ship was being abandoned and offered no assistance to the crew. After iielng on the- sea in their boats for about 18 hours, the men were rescued. Washington, Feb. 21. There is strong indications that unless some sensational developments precipi tates immediate action, President Wilson's next step in the crisis with Germany will be postponed until a few days before congress adjourns a weeK irom next Sunday. The belief still is prevalent in of ficial quarters and at the capitol that the president intends to ask congress for authority to protect Americans and their ships from illegal subma rine attacks and as he is known to want no extra session if it can be avoided, it is regarded as certain that he will address a joint meeting of he senate and house before March 4 it was stated authoritatively, how ever that nothing toward that end had been done since the president visited the capitol and discussed the subject with senators Saturday even ing. Although recognizing the existence of minority opposition in both houses to a resolution which would give the president authority to deal with any emergency that might arise after ad journment administration leaders are satisfied that if such power is sought it will be given. The minority con tention is that the executive now has power, to use the nation's armed forces short of war and that if nec essary the new congress could be called into session quickly. Demands that some way be found for relieving the congestion at At lantic ports resulting from the hold ing of American and other neutral ships in port are pouring in at th White House and the executive de partments. The disposition of the admi!f:stiatiion, howevery seems to be to await further development of Germany's policy. It is freely ad mitted that American rights are be ing violated and the government de fied and that at what the president deems the proper time the United States must assert itself. Word came from the Spanish min ister at Berlin Monday that the American prisoners of the prize ship Yorrowdale would be released "short ly." The United States will i'nisit that, having been carried into Ger many against their will, the men must be given their freedom in some neutral country from which they may make their way home. After two weeks of intensive pre paration by the army and navy an order has been issued under which an immediate appraisement will be made and the exact condition of the regular fighting forces reported to Ell PATRIOTS MEET IT T ANNUAL 5I.VUON MAIL L A. M. 15 NOW IN 51.5 5ION 7IILKL. mi:i;tinohi:ld atcomustiilatiu- Lin Program I tiring Carried OutMany Speakers Par ticipating. Tupelo, Mi-m, Fi-i. jo. The Co mu Theatre here pr'en!e, a kU appearance this everiii;; hen Mr. John Rawls Juries, recent of the Mary fftuart Chapter of the Daugh ters of the American Revolution, called to order the first meeting of ihe state convention which assembled here today. Tupelo's hospitality and interest in the work and study of this body of women was evidenced in many ways, among them the cor dial way in which the delegates have been received, and the large crowd that turned out to view the beauti fully decorated stage, and to hear the instructive programme rendered. The session was devoted entirely to entertainment, ' no business being scheduled for the first meeting. The business session will begin at the First Methodist church tomorrow morning at U o'clock. Tomorrow evening a I). A. R. reception will be given at the home of Dr. and Mrs. K. D. Hood on West Main street. The business meeting will be continued Thursday, followed by an automo bile ride to the Natchez Trace bould er, just west of here. Good Show Friday Night. The following is what the Mays ville, Ky., Daily Independent of Jan. 3 1st, says of the big fun show of tunes and tangoes September Morn. This is good news to local theatre goers, for this popular musical com- -edy is booked at the Columbus Theatre Friday night: "September Morn" is all that is claimed for it and more. Dancing, all the time and of all varieties, sandwiched in between the song hits making one of the most pleasing per formances that has ever graced the Htage of the Washington Theatre. The company was stronger than on ta previous visit to our city; and that s saying a great deal. Miss Ruth Wilkins, as "Argentina, the world's greatest dancer," divided honors with Willium Moore as "Prof. I'lastric." Miss Wilkins danced her self into popular favor at the rise of the curtain and she made quite a hit, not only as a dancer but as a singer as well. William Moore is a comedian, not a stage comedian, but natural-born . His antics kept the house in roars of laughter and when he sang "A Spare Rib from the Butcher Shop of Life," the house could not get enough of it. The supporting company was ex cellent and all handled their parts as if written especially for them. Those deserving special mention are Valere True, Leslie Jones, J. R. Argus, Maud K. Williams and James Barber. The songs were all of the whistly variety and those that made the big gest hit were "Oh, You September Morn," "What's the Use of Wine and oong if the Woman is not There,' "Beautiful Dreams I'm Dreaming," "A Bit of Harmony," "In raree," "Whe n a Iitt ! Hoy Loves & Litt! Girl." The costumes were classy and the electric effects novel. The chorus contained some of the classiest looking girls that ever faced a Maysville audience and they were up on their toes at all times, working hard for the show. Seats are now on sale at Street's. Young Men Entertain. On last Saturday night Messrs. T. J. F.vans, L. C. Flynn, Harris Hardy and Robert Hardy entertained with a dance in compliment to the visitor? in the city and the members of the Choctaw Club. Pretty music was furnished by the Jordan and Young orchestra. - , Mr. G. W. Anderson was among the Caledonia citizens who spent Tuesday in Columbus on business. the, president. In some quarters it was suggested that the appraisement was to be made now so that addi tional recommendations to congress for emergency legislation might be made during the remaining two weeks of the session.