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VOL. XXIV, NO. 33.
CQLUMIJUS, MIS5., SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 2fl, mi. f.ri-Weekly, 11W Per Year, BOARD BEGINS EXAMINATION NEW INCREMENT SECOND FIFTY MEN AP FEARED YESTERDAY MORNING. CARDS SENT OUT War Department Issues Cardt Telling Men When to Report For Duty. The local exemption board spent Saturday quizing the first fifty of the second increment of 151 men, included in the second increment. These men were examined for physi cal disabilities, and it is understood that quite a number of them, if ac cepted, will file exemption claims. The board, however, has made no of ficial announcement regarding the work accomplished Saturday,' and it is not known how many men success fully passed the requisite examina tion. Examination of the next fifty men embraced in the call will be taken up Monday morning, and after these men have been examined the next fifty will be called lefore the board. The War Department is already beginning to send to bonrds through out the country cirds instructing drafted men when ti report. There are two classes of these cards, one green and the other pink. The green cards will be sent to men whose ser vice will be required within twenty four hours, while pink eards will be mailed to those who will not be need ed until later date. Those who stood the examination yesterday were: Marshall Hairston, Jr., Crawford; E. Earl Richards, Columbus; Smith Godfrey, Columbus; Ossie Troupe, Columbus; John Gan nisoft, t'olumbus; Olin Andrews; Cal edoniajJeeefih Slaughter, Columbus; Louis Whitfield, Columbus; Armstead Lee, Crawford; Irby Taylor, Caledo nia; Ed Young, Columbus; Ves Hoop er, Columbus; Geo. Harris, Columbus; Cleveland Hollinshead, Crawford; John Stewart, Togo; James Odneal, Mayhew; Alfred Judson Fuqua, Columbus; James Nebraska Shirley, Steens; Otho L. Taylor, Columbus; James C.-Honnoll, Columbus; Geo. Brown, Columbus; Horatio Bailey, Jr., Columbus; William Terrell Pilk ington, Mayhew; Mason Ethel Win field, Mayhew; Jesse Hughes, Colum bus; Clinton W. Adams, Columbus; Frank Curtis, Columbus; Meigs Ten nille, Columbus; Green McKinley Bailey, Columbus; Ruben Johnston, Columbus; Joe N. White, Columbus; William Gilmore, Columbus; Orion L. Egger, Caledonia ; J. Walton Stan ley, Caledonia; Chas. Holliness, Columbus; Buck Martin, Caledonia; Henry Cox Pilkington, Artesia; Wal ter Long, Columbus; Jim Lovely, Columbus; Rob Hairston, Crawford; Robert Erwin Cheatham, Jr., Colum bus; Mason Harris, Crawford; Augus tus B. Myrick, Columbus; Warren Goldsmith transferred from Division 3, Birmingham, Ala. Those who failed to appear for ex amination were: John L. Butts, Artesia; Arthur Jones, Artesia; Will Mullins, Columbus; James Earl Wat ers, Columbus; Connie W. Hawkins, Columbus; Dan Hamilton, Columbus; Jack Montgomery Jemison waived exemption and physical examination. HIRSHMAN'S STORE TO BE REMODELED BUILDING IN MAIN BUSINESS SECTION WILL BE GREATLY IMPROVED SOON. Among the many changes and im- . provements in the business section of the city will be the remodeling of the store of H. Hirshman, which firm is owned and managed by Messrs. Louis and Albert Hirshman. The contract was awarded the past week to Mr. E. B. Morris, a local contrac tor, and work will begin at once. Among the changes to be made in the building will be a complete new front, with large display windows v and entrance. On thejside of the store will be placed a big show ' win dow. Hirshman's store is located on the corner of Main and Market streets, in the principal business sec tion of the city, and the improve ment will add greatly to the looks of the building. A REGISTRATION FEE TO BE PAID BY THE WOMEN I FLAN TO DEFRAY EXPENSE OF WORK IS ADOPTED. NO APPROPRIATION Mississippi Council flat No Money to Carry on Work to Be Accomplished. No appropriation having been giv en the Mississippi Woman's Commit tee for its work, it becomes neres sary to raise a fund to cover the ex pense of the registration, which is to be held throughout Mississippi. Miss Kmma Ody. I'ohl, of the Industriul Institute and College, state registra- t;on chairman, has arranged the fol lowing financial plan which has been npproved by Mrs. M. C. MeGehee, tate chairman, and she feels confi dent that it will receive the hearty (support of all: "Every woman and girl who regis ters for service or training through out the entire period of registration must pay a registration fee in the amount from one cent to one dollar. "On the initial day of registration "Woman's Service Fund" will be raised. Money in any amount will be received from everybody, men, women and childern. In the secur ing of subscriptions, girls and women will be stationed on the corners of prominent streets of the towns and cities, in the postof fices, railway stations, in front of hotels, etc. "Everything possible will be done to swell this "Service Fund." On the day of the drive, the initial day of registration, each town and com munity will try to secure as many registrations from its women, and as many contributions form its citizens, as possibr. TketObn.ies of lh. state will vie with each other in the securing of registrations and the arousing of general interest in the registration and the contributions to the fund." In a separate and later campaign the negro women qf the state will be riven an opportunity to register. Following the suggestion of Mr3. William Baldwin, county registration hairman for Lowndes county, Miss Pohl makes the following announce ment: "In as much as the rural communi ties are not clearly defined geogra- ihical areas, and in order that there shall be no confusion over or over- apping boundries, the registration chairmen of neighboring communities should confer and map out their re spective territory. Those' whose :ommunities are in a radius of a few miles might work together, thereby oncentrating a fewer registration stations. "The following is a list containing names of county registration chair men not already published: Pontotoc county Mrs. E. V. Ab- ernetny, of Pontotoc, serving instead of Miss Bessinger. Holmes county Mrs. Kate T. De- Loach, of Durant. Claibourne county Miss Ottilie Redus, of Port Gibson. Jefferson county Mrs. Jeff Truly of Fayette. Lawrence county Mrs. Watts, of Monticello. Jones county Mrs. C. R. Ramsay, of Laurel. Franklin County Mrs. E. E. Stew ard, of Monroe. Tishomingo county Mrs. Baylis Williams, of Iuka. Issaquena county Mrs. J. N. Far rish, of Mayersville. Dairy Train Hre Thursday. Only a few people took advantage of the rare opportunity offered the citizens of this section last Thursday, when the Dairy train of the Mobile and Ohio and Southern Railway in Mississippi spent the day at the local M. and 0. depot. On the train were Mr. G. W. Humphrey, dairy expert of the Southern R. R., Mr. R. M. Maer, farm products agent, and L. D. Ful ler, industrial agent Most interest ing talks were made on dairying, marketing and shipping of produce, stock raising, tick eradication, etc. Garaga Cloed. The City Garage, which for. some time past has been owned and manag ed by Mr. R. M. Waters, was closed Thursday, having gone into volun tary bankruptcy. The liabilities amount to about $5,f)00, while the assets are near $4,000. PRESIDENT'S ORDER HITS THE DEALERS PI MM I M WHO IIAVr MADf ADVANCE CO f PACTS WILL MAVt: MAKU SI i DOING. Vif in Ciliimt.j tr mui h ton 1 1 ffii. tivrf the of. Iff rrrrn'ty t-tid by 'rilftt ViiUnn f ttht the ptke for hi h "( is fa he o, in vnrioin .part of the rminfry, Columbia ueU practically her fitT upply h A'sbama mifin, and mtr in thi district ar trtnsidf mbly lower th.in those now in effect. Accordng to th President's order price at the mine rang from ll.l'O to $2.40 per ton, and thes rate should make the price to local consumer average from $3.50 to ft. SO per ton, while for some time past they have been paying about $5.00 per ton for all coal used. While operator in the mining dis trict are complaining iiliout the low rate fixed by the President, retail dealers contend that the executive order will work a grcr.ter hardship upon them than upon the mine own ers. A local dealer states that most of those engaged in the business have made contracts extending over the coming winter based on the pres ent valuation of coal, and the miners will hold them to these contracts. He therefore contends that if coal is sold the consumers at prices fixed by the President that all those who sell at retail and who have contract ed for future supplies will be com pelled to stand heavy losses. Mr. John Oliver, who is a member of the state cavalry at Macon, is spending the week-end here with his parents. SLACK TO PREACH FAREWELL SERMON RECTOR OF ST. PAUL'S CHURCH BIDS ADIEU TO CONGRE- GATION TONIGHT. Rev. W. S. Slack, who recently tendered his resignation as rector of St. Paul's Episcopal church, will of ficially bid adieu to his congregation and to the people of Columbus gener ally tonight. He has been asked by the local pastors' Union to conduct union services, and if the weather is fair these services will be held at the Princess Airdome, while in the event of rain or an unusual chilliness in the atmosphere they will take place at the First Methodist church. Mr. Slack, who has tendered his resignation as rector of St. Paul's church to accept a call to the pulpit of the Episcopal church in Alexan dria, La., has been in Columbus sever al years, and has not only made the church an efficient rector but has evinced a keen interest in civic, char itable and eleemosynary work and has done a great deal of good here. He is universally popular and his contemplated departure is sincerely regretted. Caledonia Lady Diet. After a week's illness, Miss Sarah E. Feemster, an aged resident of Lowndes county, died Friday at 1:30 o'clock at the home of her nephew, Dr. E, M. Jamison, at Caledonia. Funeral services were held at 10:30 o'clock Friday morning conducted by Rev. W. L. Duren, pastor of the First Methodist church, of this city, and interment too' place immed iately afterwards, the remains having been tenderly laid to rest at Feemster cemetery, four miles East of Cal edonia. Miss Feemster, who was 83 years of age, was well known at Caledonia, and was loved and admired by a large number of friends. Mayor Gunter Vary 111. Mayor W. C. Gunter, who has been in bad health for many months past, has recently grown steadily worse and is now in a precarious condition. Mayor Gunter went to Stafford Springs recently, hoping that the waters there would prove beneficial. The desired result was not accom plished, however, as, instead of im proving, he became weaker, and was compelled to return. Dr. Leon Gunter, a brother who lives in De catur, Ala., and Other relatives have been summoned to his bedside. Mr W. H. Carter returned toHhe city Friday evening after spending several days in the Delta on business Mr. E. G. Finley, of Richmond, Va., spent yesterday in Columbus on business. HARRISONFLAYS VARDAMAN ,N OPENINGSPEECHI SEVERELY CHITICMES JUN IOU SENATOR IN LAUNCH. I NG CAMPAIGN. WILSON IS UPHELD Gulfcoait Statesman Enthus iastically Praises Policy of the Administration. Philadelphia, Mi., Auk. 2.1. "I love my purty, I love my country jnd I love my state better than my own life, and because I want my state represented by a man tru to hi party, loyal to our president and faithful to his country, I here and now announce my candidacy for the United States Senate," dramatically declared Congressman Pat Harrison Thursday at the Neshoba County Fair, amidst the applause of 2,000 people. His announcement came af ter he had been speaking for about 30 minutes and after he had shown the votes of Senator James K. Var daman on all the important adminis tration measures since the ship pur chase bill. Mr. Harrison was introduced by Hon. John R. Tally of Hattiesburg, whom he defeated for Congress seven years ago. Mr. Tally's ability as an orator was never displayed to better advantage than when he presented Congressman Harrison to the audi ence, and as the young representative udvnnced to the center of the stage he faced the audience that packed the seating capacity of the open air pavillion, while hundreds stood around the side. The crowd was in no temper to listen to any justification of the backer, and if the demonstration to-J day and yesterday are any indication, this section of Mississippi is intense ly patriotic. Speaker Conner, Senators Castile and Murray and Representative Os car Johnston made interesting speech es. One of the most brilliant ad dresses of the whole fair was that of Fred Sullens, editor of the Jackson Daily News, who gave a graphic ac count of the war. During his speech Mr. Harrison declared that practically every move (Continued on page 4.) NEGRO TROOPS IN RIOT FACE COURT CHARGE COMMANDER CHARACTER IZES ACTION AS "PRAC TICAL MUTINY." MAY BE HANGED War Department Will Investi gate Before Taking Final Action. Houston, Texas, Aug. 25 Uncle Sam delved deep today into the in vestigation of the wild riot of nego troopers which resulted in 17 deaths and 21 serious injuries. About 600 negro soldiers of the Twenty-fourth United States infan try were en route today to Columbus, N. M. spirited away by authorities for fear that the wrath of the white citizens of Texas would result in a wholesale massacre. They left with two of their num ber dead, and 34 in the county jail, awaiting trial, either by the district attorney who had lodged charges of murder against them or by a general court martial before 13 military of fi cers, or by both. . The army officers predicted that the military instead of the civil au thorit'es would win the eight of trial and that the verdict would be death before the firing squads. Mr. Sanders Hairston, of Silver City, and Mr. S. S. Hairston, of De- mopolis, Ala., are spending the week end here with relatives. Mr, E. Earl Richards,. of Mobile, was a visitor to the city yesterday. MRS. KATIE L. cox CALLED BY DEATH fIL KNOWN (ADT rAHft AWAY AT Ml H MOMf ON JOUtM 4iW untt I Mf Kat I. ('. h t ..-. I pf f Mr l . '.. r , .1-1 i her hofna, St fti' N fourth I 'tteei, about ,7i. k t Tb if day rcfbt. hry iff!h having r.i!'l from a complication tt ai!mM j Mr (' wii rn-rmU-r i,( a wr!l ' known family, and wa unira ly J brlovrd and lrnd, hrf kind and , ifentle nature hating mdearrd h.-r , to all hom h ram in rontart. i Sh a a fonwirntiou ('hritmn, having for many yar been a mem her of th Ftrt Mrthodit churrh and having conformed to it regu lation in a thoroughly fonitent manner. Mrs. Vox, who wa fi.l year old, is survived by her huhnd, two daughter, Mr. Joe Wofford, if Birmingham, and Mis Julia Cox, of thi city, and two ons, Messr. My rick Cox and D. S. Cox. Jr., both nf whom are residents of Columbus. Her death has bromtht the mt profound grief to member of the family, and the Commercial join their numerous friends in extending sympathy and condolence in their j hour of distress. Funeral services were held at the family home Bt 4 o'clock Friday af ternoon, having been conducted by Rev. W. L. Duren, pastor of the First Methordist church. Interment in Friendship cemetery followed, Messrs. D. R. McClary, S. L. Caine, G. D. Harris, R. J. Gunter, Battle Bell and C. F. Sherrod having of ficiated as pall bearers. FIRST NEW COTTON REACHES COLUMBUS TWO BALES OF THE 1917 CROP ARE BROUGHT IN AND SOLD AT HIGH PRICES. Two bales of cotton of the crop of 1917 reached Columbus late Wed nesday afternoon, one having come from the plantation of Mr. J. B. Cun ningham, a prominent planter resid ing in the Bigbee Valley neighbor hood, while the other was brought in by John Wilson, an energetic negro farmer who lives a few miles south west of the city on the Pickensville road. The bale brought in by Mr. Cun- lingham was an unusually heavy one, having weighed 703 pounds. The otton was sold to Mr. T. O. Burris, president of the Tombigbee Mills, at 24 cents a pound, bringing a total of 5168.72, while the seed were sold to the Refuge Cotton Oil Company for $45.30. The bale brought in by Wilson was lot as heavy as that which came from Mr. Cunningham's plantation, and consequently he did not get quite as much money as the Bigbee Valley bale. The cotton and seed, however, letted him a total of $155.50, which in these hard times, is a considerable :um of money. MERIDIAN MOTORMEN ON STRIKE SATURDAY (Special to Commercial.) Meridian. Miss.. Aug. 25. A gen eral strike was called at 2 :30 o'clock Saturday afternoon by motormen. and the street railway of the Meri- lian Liirht and Power Co., was com pletely tied up. Following consul tation between committee motormen ind company officials demand of men met with flat refusal. The de mands were for 4 cents per hour in crease, and cars were lined up and driven to barn. Men now receive 22 cents here, but their claim is they can't support themselves and families on less than 26 cents an hour. Not a car in the city running. The com pany had ;'t a late hour made no at tempt to resume service. Prof. T. F. McBeath will occupy the pulpit at the Christian church this morning at 11 o'clock. There will be no evening services at that church. Mr. Clyde Branch, of Jackson, who is a member of the Mississippi Na tional guard, is spending several days here with relatives. Mrs. Frank Drake and daghter, Esther Louise, returned to Columbus Friday night after a visit of several weeks to relatives in Guudman. . COLUMBUS RED CRQSS CHAPTER WORKING HARD MANY GAMMI N IS HAVE llfEN RECENTLY COMPLETED. SHIPMENT READY Unr Boa Will H Sent to New Orleans 5om Tim During This Week. Tbt following li.-t frstifim !i tb plrndid and efficient work of lb Cidiimbii Chapter' and th" l"titinv Auxiliaries of the American H "I Crow AmoeiHtluil. It ipenkn of un liriinr effort since the chapter wa organized the bitter pnft of June, and h a fine tribute fo lb pntriot eivice of the women of ('nhinil.ni and of the county. Garment made for fir it shipment : CO operHtilig gowns, 1 U bed 'hirls. 10'J pairs of p-iiima, 15 con valescent robes, 24 Nightengale, 71 pair bed sicks, 41 pairs operating leg. gins, 270 tray cloths, 4H hot water Imitt, 1 (i operut.ng helnii ;s, 11 operat ing caps;' total number if garments n:.ie, 7(.. Kn.tted Articles:--??" h -pital wip's, 36 sponw irup, 3 ivVtor's helriiet... 5 pr s sock, i I . in thumlUv milt -n, fi pair wristlets, 5 scarfs,; 2H1 total num ber knitted articles. 427 hundker-) chiefs; 710 total number articles. 790 garments made; 1500 total num ber garments and articles. Visitors to the Armory on Thurs day, many of whom had not realized the extent of the work outlined and accomplished, viewed with great pleasure and interest, and with in creasing surprise the beautiful ex hibit on display before its shipment to New Orleans tomorrow. In num ber, perfect finish of garment, care ful selection of material rd in all the details that contribute to a com plete whole, it measured up to a high standard. A sample of each garment included in the shipment was sub mitted for inspection. On one table, there were surgeon's operating robe? and bed shirts for invalids, on another pajamas of plaid and stripped out ing cloth ; still another held the bright b'ue and pink nightengales for the convalescents. Further on were thai comfortable convalescent robes, hot water bags, bed socks, tray cloths, operating leggina, surgeons' helmets nd caps, and countless other thing!" designed to give comfort to the sol diers, protection to the surgeon. It was, in its entirety, an exhibit that called forth and merited the warm est praises and congratulations. With the first shipment off, the chapter will not rest on its laurels, but will go immediately to work sain. Enlarged efforts will mark the coming months, and abundant results will be their reward. Ap proaching winter will bring greater needs, the chapter and its auxiliaries will do their ptirt toward meeting these needs. The knitted woolen articles al ready on hand will not be shipped lutil later. Additional wool will be distributed Monday. All those who have promised to assist in the knit ting are requested to cull at the Armory Monday morning and receive the desired amount of material. Several pieces taken as models in .he pajuma work have not been re turned to headquarters. These vhether loaned to individuals or auxiliaries, should be brought buck this week so that the suits will be complete. The recently adopted plan oi church circles for each day of th week, has worked so successfully that it will be continued indefinitely. Will Install Machinery The biir wholesale grocery firm of J. L. Walker and Company expect-s to soon complete their installation of machinery Tor the purpose of mak ing velvet bean meal and other mix ed feeds. In this issue of the Commercial this firm is advertising for velvet hnns. corn, sonrhum and other products, which they will either buy or find a market for. Mr. Oweni To Preach. Rev. C. A. Owens of Humbolt, Tenn., will deliver two sermons here today, preaching at the First Baptist church at 11 o'clock this morning and at the Second Baptist church at 8 o'clock this evening. He is said to h an eloauent speaker, and the peo ple of Columbus are extended a cord!! invitation to hear him. POLITICAL POT BEGINS A MOST VIGOROUS BOIL CONGKEMIONAt. AND OTH ER RACE5 fiEGIN TO WARM UP. MANY CANDIDATES Hon. W. V. Slribl.n Will IU One of Mr. Candler's Strong et Opponen Uh i- i' ' r- thr. iiirho it the fnfe rrtn ,f ,r largely rvnfr'l lit the riimliiK "fi?'irnil rir, po V in this tcrfion are not losing ' ' of the f.ict thut rnfiKremen Hie ulio to be elected next yer, and it U absolutely certain that Hon. F.. S. C.-ndler, who for many year h (presented thi, the Firt, district n ("oih'i e, Mill have strong opposi ng. An mil' Mr. Candler's strongest .poinnt aiII be Hon. W. P. Strib in:r. a prominent member of the lo 'al bur. Mr. Stribling at present represents Lowndes county in the tute senate, and made a brilliant .ecord nt the last session of that body. He was urged to run for Congress last year, but declined to yield to the pressure brought upon him by his friends. He has defi nitely decided to enter the coming contest, however.and will undoubted ly make a strong race. It is also rumored that Hon. J. F. Frierson, another member of the local bar, will be an aspirant for congressional honors, but he has not as yet offi cially announced his candidacy. In addition to the gentlemen men tioned above, Mr. Candler will have other opposition in various portions of the district. Hon. W. W. Ma- gruder, of Starkville, has already shied his castor into the ring, while among other tentative candidates are Hon. John E. Rankin and ' Hon. Guy Mitchell, both of whom reside in Tupelo. It is also probable that Hon. Thos. B. Carroll, judge of the Sixteenth circuit court district, which includes Lowndes county, will have strong op position, the most prominent oppo nent mentioned to date being Hon. T. C. Kimbrough, of West Point. Judge Kimbrough was appointed by Governor Brewer as judge of the Sixteenth circuit court district in 1913, but after the elective judiciary bill passed was defeated by Judge Carroll when the two contested their strength before the people. Not withstanding his defeat, however, he has a fine record, and many friends are insistently urging him to enter the impending race. Spann Going to Maryland Prof. J. T. Spann. who last session was an instructor of mathematics at the University of Mississippi, has been honored bv beintr eiven the po sition of instructor of mathematics in the A. and M. College or Mary I at CoHece Park. Md. Prof. Spann was reared in this county and has many friends here who con- irt bf-itlntsa Kim 11 lift ft the success he i uvviimi. r " - has made. He expects to leave for College Park within tne next lew weeks. TUSCALOOSA ROAD TO BE IMPROVED ROUSING MEETING HELD AT RURAL HILL FRIDAY EVENING. The citizens of the eastern section of the county will celebrate Good Roards Week beginning tomorrow morning, and the Tuscaloosa road and its branches will be put in first class condition. To arouse interest in the work a big meeting was held at Rural Hill school house Friday evening and was attended by nearly two hundred citizens. Fine speech es were made by Messrs. B. G. Hull, H. H. McClanahan, John F. Frier son and others, and later refresh ments were enjoyed. The citizens in district two started a campaign some time ago for teams, hands and money.and the work to be done this week will be voluntary on the part of the different men resid ing on the Tuscaloosa road. Special committees are in charge of the work, which promises to be a great success.