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I ,Dunbr Ratlin ummn VOL. XXIV. NO. 49. COLUMBUS, MISS., SUNDAY MORNING, OCTOBOBER 14, 1917. Semi-Weekly, $3.00 Per Yer. W..C.T.U. TO BEGIN MEETING HERE MONDAY EXTRA SESSION OF LAWMAKERS WOMEN WILL MAKE EFFORT TO SAVE FOOD "BUY A.BOND" EMBLAZONED IN COUNCIL BUYS FURNITURE FOR HIGH SCHOOL COMES TO END FIREY LETTERS mm ARRANGEMENTS FOR 34TH ANNUAL SESSION IS COMPLETE. SPLENDID PROGRAM International Problems Will Be Discussed by Several Famous Speakers. Problems which face the United States and nations now engaged in belligerent activities will come up for discussion at the coming meeting of the Miwissipi Woman's Christian Temperance Union, which will assem ble here in annual amalgamation next Monday, October 15, and the session will be known as the "War Convention." it is expected that something like one hundred delegates, representing practically every auxiliary in the state, will be in attendance, and for several weeks past members of the local organization have been busily engaged in making preparations to entertain the visitors. These prepa rations have been completed, and all visitors during their stay here will be domiciled in private homes, the citizens of Columbus being only too glad to extend every possible courte sy and hospitality to these noble wo men who are working so dilligently and so effectively to banish the demon rum from the American con tinent. Tha convention, which will hold its sessions at the First Baptist diurch, will be presided over by the president, Mrs. S. E. Stanley, of Brooiuvllle, and other officers ex pected to be present are: Miss M. L MotstEwnery, of ; StrkvilleL. iacfr president; "Mrs. W. W. Scales, of Starkville, recording secretary, and Miss Minnie Walker, of Starkville, treasurer. , The principal object of the union is to rid the state and nation of whis key and other intoxicating beverages and the program has naturally been arranged with the view of emphazing the importance of this work. The deleterious effect that alcohol has upon both mind and body will be es pecially stressed, and the organiza tion jvill doubtless adopt resolutions indorsing the action of Congress in banishing liquor from the American army. The meeting is considered an un usually important one, and the dele gates will devote mosrt of their time to the transaction of business. They will, however, find time for a few pleasant diversions, among them be ing an automobile ride over the city and a rc-.tption at the Industrial In stitute and College. The election of officers will take place on Wednesday afternoon, after which the convention will adjourn. Meeting Postponed. The congregational meeting, which was to have been held at the First Presbyterian church this morning, has been indefinitely postponed. There will' be no preaching rervice at this church today. COLLEGE GIRLS KNIT FOR HEROES STUDENTS OF I. I. & C. MAKING GARMENTS FOR AMERICAN SOLDIERS IN FRANCE. Students of the Mississippi Indus trial Institute and College have ac quired the knitting habit, and are busily engaged in making socks, sweaters and other wearing apparel for the American soldiers in France. Every afternoon scores of young ladies can be seen on the campus and on the streets near the college walking slowly along, with yarn and knitting needles in hand, deftly fash ioning various articles which are to go to the fighters across the ocean. They even take" their knitting along with them when they visit sodawater and ice n-eam parlors, and work in dustriously while waiting to be serv ed. A Red Cross chapter has recently been organizedat the college, and this has given a new impetus to the wprk ,as the youiig ladies are very much interested in, war activities of every character. WORK WAS FINISHED FRI DAY, AND SESSION ADJOURNED. VARDAMAN SPEAKS Members Decide to Listen to Address, but Bar Politics Therefrom. Jackson, Miss., Oct. 13. Official ly and according to the journals the two houses of the Mississippi Legis lature adjourned at noon Friday, as provided by resolution, having com pleted the work for which they were cajled into extraordinary session ly Gov. Bilbo. Actually and as a mat ter of fact, it was some three hours after noon when messengers, appear ed befor Gov. Bilbo to inquire if he had any further communications to make to the respective bodies. "Say to the speaker of the House and to the president of the Senate that there is not another thing that I desire to submit for consideration at this time, but wait until the regu lar session Convenes in 1918, and then see what I may have to tell you," was the response of the executive. "I do want to express my appreciation of the way in which the Legislature has responded to the call to enact the pressing and important remedial leg islation which it became my duty to recommend, and to assure you that what has been done will without doubt bring nothing but material good to aU the people of the state. "It has been said that every gover nor who has had to call an extra ses sion of the Legislature during his term has had caus?e to regret it. I caji say as o.Vbsf. tbat I tiya so far seen no cause for regret in anything that has been done, and ilo not expect any such outcome," was Gov. Bilbo's closing rbmment. The session just closed has been quite remarkable for the amount of constructive work which has; been done in so comparatively short a timf as 15 working legislative days. Out of more than 100 bills introduced in the two branches, 75 per cent were of a general nature, and more than 80 per cent were enacted. Of those enacted, only one was returned with out approval, and that was in order to keep the record straight, and was ex pected. Into a session unique in the history of Mississippi for its lack of political wrangling, politics full-panoplied en tered Thursday when the house of representatives spent a forenoon quarreling over whether or not to in vite Senator James K. Vardaman to address it, and after squabbling over passing the state council of de fense measure, opposition to which centered in a pro-Vardaman group. The Vardaman debate opened with an invitation but the invitation had strings,' to it. The junior senator was invited to speak, and requested to" keep away from political, issues. Senator Vardaman spoke about thirty minutes. He took a fling at what he called "the serpentine pre3s" and made a plea for unity of purpose, calling frequently upon God to pro tect Mississippi. Senior to Give Play. The Senior Class, of the I. I. and C, will have the first affair of the season when they present their play early in November. It will be stag ed by Miss Emma Ody Pohl, and judging from her past plays, it is go ing to be a tremendous success. Mrs. Rice Gaither, who is famous as the author of the Pageant of 1914, will have charge of the stage scenery and properties?. The Seniors are very fortunate in having secured Mrs. Gaither's services, as she possesses a most wonderful appreciation of the aesthetic. The entrance fee will be very reasonable reserved seats, CO cents; faculty 25 ents and college girls 15 cents. Tickets will be on sale at an early date. Officers Make Official Vi.it. The members of the Order of Eastern Star n held a special meeting last night at the Masonic Hall, the occasion being an official visit of Mrs. Minnie Grayson, of Biloxi, State Grand Matron, and Mrs. Barr, of West Point, district Grand Matron Mr. F. D. McCullough, the State Grand Patron, of this city, was? also present After a business session, a banquet was enjoyed. TO CO-OPERATE WITH HOOVER ON CONSER VATION CAMPAIGN. TO START SUNDAY Miss Caulfield, Secretary of Woman's Defense Council, Sends Out Letters. Miss Annie Caulfield, of this city, secretary of the Woman's Auxiliary of the Mississippi Division of the National Defense Council', has at the request of Mrs. Edward McGehee, of Como, the president, sent letters to the officers' of all local organiza tions throughout the state urging them to observe the "clean-up" food campaign during the week beginning Sunday, October 28. The Woman's Council in Mississip pi is working in connection with State Food Administrator Harding and hopes, through this campaign, to impress upon hou.-ewives throughout the commonweath the necessity for conserving ami economizing in the use of food. Herbert C. Hoover, the national food administrator, thinks that the defeat of Germany depends largely upon the ability of the United States to furnish her foreign allies all the provisions they need, and for this reason it is important that American housewives.' praHice the most rigid ecnomy in their kitchens. He is urging them to do this, and asks that the "clean-up" food campaign be carried out as a part of the official campaign for economy in the use of provisions of every character, Many Attend Revival. Hundreds of people are attending each of the revival services which are being conducted at the first Metho dist church by Rev. W. B. Hogg. A meeting for men will be held this' af ternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev. Hogg will preach this morning at 11 oWock and again this evening at 7:30 o'clock. Mr. E. O. Kennedy has accepted a position in the shoe department ut Simon Loeb and Bro. Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Egger have named their daughter Willodine. GERMAN OFFICIAL QUITS HIS POST MINISTER OF MARINE TENDERS RESIGNATION AS RESULT OF MUTINY. Amsterdam, Oct. 13. Vice Ad miral von Cupelle, the German min ister of marine, has resigned, accord ing to the Frankfurter Zeitung. Vice Admiral Edward von Capelle was one of the administrative direc tors in the ministery of marine be fore the war and had served as a Cap tain at sea. In March, 1916, he suc ceeded Admiral von Tirpitz as im perial minister of the navy. Several times since then von Ca pelle has appeared before the Reich stg with opi :tniKt !-' slMlvmenU' regard ing the progress of the unrestricted submarine campaign as lute as Aug. 26, 1917, defending the U-boat policy of his predecessor and himself at a meeting of the Reichstag main com mittee. Vice Admiral von Capelle an nounced in the Reichstag last Wed nesday that a plot had been discover ed in the navy to paralyze the effi ciency of the fleet and force the gov ernment to make peace. He raid that the guilty parties had received their just deserts, and attempted to link Socialists with the plot. The imperial German chancellor, Dr. Michaelis, also spoke of the existence of a con spiracy in the navy and asserted that certain deputies were involved in the revolt. . . The Socialists; and their newspapers have attacked both the chancellor and the vice admiral for their statements. Candy Kitchen Open. Mr. Louis Christ, of Fulton, Ky., on yesterday opened a candy kitchen aud cobfetUuneiy in the Ezell build ing on Main street He will sell all kinds of candies and soft drinks. ' ! 1 W J REV. W. B. Rev. Hogg, who is chaplain inducting a most successful revival mis my. services are being held afternoon a service will be held at Rev. Hogg has been Ordered t here the coming week. ITEMS OF INTEREST OVER THE COUNTRY GIST OF THE NEWS GATHERED HERE AND THERE AND PRE SENTED IN BRIEF FORM. Frosts in the north central area did considerable damage to rotton, according to the weekly crop bulletin. Some cotton was killed in northern Arkansas and killing frostv vccurred in Oklahoma. Damage wai done lo yally in Tennessee. Light to heavy frosts fell in Texas, Mississippi nor thern Alabama and Georgia, but lit tle damage was reputed. " Liberty Loan, managers are plan- j ning to take their campaign to the skies. On October 20, forty-live aviators and eight balloonists will bombard towns, cities and training camps, from coast to coast, with red, white and blue paper bombs whose contents will be, not powerful ex plosives, but powerful apper.'s to pur chase Liberty Bonds. A general order was promulgated at Camp Sheridan In Montgomery last week forbidding soldiers to pa tronize the restaurants and lunch stands near the camp wh'ch employ women as waitresses. Subscriptions to the second Liber ty Loan nmong the soldiers at Fort Oglethorpe so far have reached rc.ire than $350,000. Six regiments at the camp have subscribed the following amounts: Sixth Infantry, $lVi(M)0; Fifty-Third Infantry, $59,000; Fifty- Fourth Infantry, $65,000; Eleventh. Fifty-Second and Fifty-Sixth Infan try, $175,000. New methods and equipment to save the $50,000,000 wortn of eggs' wasted every year in the United States and means of eliminating waste in handling of poultry are being discusswd at a conference of represen tative poultry and egg shippers with the Food Administration. The Philadelphia navy yard has been designated by Secretary Danie's as the clearing station for comfort gifts for enlisted men of the navy. "Cheating Cheaters." Max Marcin's sensational comedy, "Cheating Cheaters," was presented at the Columbus Theater last night, and proved to be in every way worthy of the praise bestowed upon it by the critics both in New York and in other cities throughout the country. , Both the play and the presenting company are excellent, and it is to be sincerely regretted that there was such a small audience present, as Co lumbus can not expert to get meri torious theatrical attractions unless theater-goers patronize them more liberally. E. & W. Dashwood collars for men and boys at the Ezell Clothing Com pany, tf. oooaooooooaooooao O Forecast for the Week. O G The weather bureau, in O O Washington yesterday issued the O W following forecast for the com- O O ing week: O The weather will be general- O B ly fair the greater part of the B B week, beginning today over the O O East Gulf states," with tempera-O O tures above the normal. Rains O A are probuLie ier tL fcnJ of Um O O week. O 00000000000000000 iVYMiitltlill Si -Photo by Hoffmeisfter. HOGG. in the National Army, is at the First Methodist church hi daily at 10 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Thiv 3 oclock for men only. Camp Pike, but expects to remain ANNUAL REUNION STARTS TOMORROW VETERANS AND. SONS OF VETERANS OF STATE TO MEET AT VICKSBURG. The Confederate Veterans and Sons of Veterans of Mississippi are to meet in annual reunion at Vicks burg thi week, and many Columbians will attend the meeting. Prominent among those in attendance will be Maj. B. A. Lincoln, commander of the Sons of Veterans, and among others who contemplate making the trip are uen, E. T. Sykes, Dr. H. Osborne, Mr. J. 0. Canfield and others. . The local party will eave for Vicks- burg today, and will be accompanied by Miss Katherine McKiniey, who is one of the charming members of Maj. Linf.bln's sponsorial stafT. The reunion will be followed by a great "Feace Jubilee," which will be participated in by veterans of both the Union and Confederate armies. The Federal government has appro priated $50,000 to defray the ex penses' of this meeting, and it is ex pected to be one of the largest gatherings that ever assembled in the state. WHITE SOX WIN FIFTH OF SERIES GAME PLAYED YESTERDAY RE SULTED 8 TO 5 IN FAVOR OF CHICAGO. With the score 5 to 5 in the seventh inning, three runs in the eighth won the fifth game of the series for the White Sox in the world's champion ship conterest played in Chicago yes terday afternoon. This makes the third game won by the White Sox. and the Giants have taken two. The sixth game of the series will be play ed in New York Monday. Batteries yesterday were: Sallee and Rariden for New York, and Rus sell and Schalk for Chicago. A Quiet Marriage. A quiet marriage was solemnized about 5:30 o'clock Friday afternoon, when Miss Florence Hunter and Mr. P. G. Hogan were married by Justice of the Peace T. M. Cummings. The couple left Friday night for Meridian, where they will spend several days, before returning to the city. The bride is the pretty and aUrar tive daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Hunter. The groom, who is well known here, holds a responsible posi tion at the commissary of the Colum bus Lumber Company. Chicken Thief Caught. Hardy DeLoach, a negro, was ar rested the past week by local officers on a charge of stealing chickens and turkeys. He was given a hearing be fore the conservator of the peace. Mayor D. S. McClanahan and upon being found guilty was sentenced to pay a fine of $25 and costs and 1)0 days. DeLoach recently visited the pi. of lilt. G. F. CroMo, two itiiles east of Columbus, and stole two tur keys and several chickens. r UKCEFUL APPEAL IS MADE TO LOCAL CAPITALISTS. 9 $28,350 SUBSCRIBED Committee is Determined to Raise Lowndes County's Full Quta of Loan. Columbians who during noctural hours visit the businen district to at tend picture shows or for other pur poses are greeted by the s'ogan: "Buy A Bond," which blazes forth in letters of fire from the top of a high pole at the intersection of Main and Market streets, and this is not the only way in which the local com mittee is pushing the sale of bonds for the second Liberty Loan fund as every legitimate effort will be made to sell Lowndes county's quota of the securities. Mr. Parker Reeves, cashier of the Merchants' and Farmers' Bank, who is the chairman of the 1c !al commit tee, is a hustler, and as a part of the campaign which he and his associates are conducting delivered a speech at a local moving picture theater Fri day night in which he made a strong appeal to those in the audience to invest their money with Uncle Sam. The total amount of the bond issue is $ 3,000,000,000. and of this sum Lowndes county' quota would oe $250,000,; but government officials hope that the issue will be oversub scribed, and are figuring on a total of $5,000,000. If their hopes in this direction are realized Lowndes coun ty's share will be $215,000, and the aim of the local .Committee will be to secure this amount. . i The following general county m mittees have been named by Chair man Reeves: Publicity P. W. Maer, chairman; Geo. O. Senter and E. L. Kuyken dall. Fraternal T. H. Sharp, chairman; E. R. Sherman, B. P. 0. E., D. F. McCullough, Masons, W. H. Duncan, Woodmen, W. A. Deale.K.of P., J. M. Jemison, Odd Fellows, J. N. Stuckey, Maccabees. Tublic Speakers, "4 Minute Men" I. L. Gaston, chairman; J. W. Lipscomb, T. J. Locke, Jr., J. I. Sturdivant Churches and Schools E. C. Chap, man, chairman; Dr. W. L. Duren, Dr. 0. B. Sears, Prof. E. A. Stanley, Prof. J C. Meadows, Pre?. H. L. Whit field Ladies Advisory S. B. Street, Jr., chairman; Mrs. J. T. Sandford, Mrs. W. W. Durden, Mrs. Z. P. Lamlrum, Mrs. L. H. Shapira, Mrs. H. P. King, Miss Emma Ody Pohl and Mrs. S. B. Street, Jr. Detailed Information C H. Ayres, chairman; John W. Slaughter, Willis Pope, C. II. Reeves. Boy Scouts W. M. Cox, chairman; I. I. Kaufman. Personal Solicitiation F. P. Phillips, chairman; J. T. Sanlford. Geo. Y. Ranks and others? to he se- ected. Rural Districts.. Caledonia Dr. E. M. Jemison chairman; A. M. Lawrence, C. W. West and Chas. Ussery. Crawford D. P. Brooks, chair man. Artesia O. G. Mcllwain, chair man. The "Buy a Bond" hght on Main and Market street was donated by the Columbus Railway, Light and Power Company. The Boy Scouts are giving their services by placing posters in places.' of business and .stkkers on automobiles. The use of the bill boards of the city has been donated by Mr. T. F. Lamb. Up to last night $28,350 had been subscribed to the Liberty Loan in this city. Sent Sample of Mexican June Corn. Mr Simon Loi'b, a prominent local merchant, recently sent to H. G. Hasting', president of the Hastings Seed Company in Atlanta, a sample of Mexican June Corn grown on a plantation near Columbus, and asked his opinion of the product. Mr. Hastings was very much pleas ed with the corn, and in his letter took occasion to compliment the farmers of Lowndes county not only on the rapid progress which they are making not only in diversified pro ducts of the soil but in stock raising. Mrs, Hunter Walker has returned from a visit to Tibbee. SEVERAL FIRMS ARE AWARDED SUBSTAN TIAL CONTRACTS. REMODEL DWELLING H. C Terry Selected to Over haul the Stephen D. Lee Homestead. The municipal council has reftently awarded contracts for quite a lot of furniture and other supplies for the new Stephen D. Lee High School, which is now in course of construc tion. The letting of these contract was extensively advertised, and a number of manufacturers and jobbers in various cities throughout the coun try submitted bids. The most important '.bntract was secured by the American Seating Company.of Chicago, which concern is to furnish 950 opera chairs for the auditorium and COO desk chairs for the study hall. E. R. Sheldon & Com pany, also of Chicago, captured the contract for tables to be used in the department of physics and chemistry. The contract for tea .tiers' chairs and various other miscellaneous supplies was awarded to L. B. Divelbliss, a local merchant. E. W. Roles & Com pany, of Chicago, are to furnish three desks and a number of microscopes, while lockers will be furnfhed by th American Steel Company, of Chicago. The contract for remodeling th Stephen D. ' Lee homestead, wart awarded to H. C. Terry, a local con tra. tor, who also has the contract for the erection of the High School. This building is to be used as an annex to the High School, and Mr. Terry is to remodel it on a commission basis, te ceiving ten per cent of the cost of the work. Mary Pickford in "The Little Ameri can at Princen Monday. Jn offering Mary Pickford, in "The Little American" Manager Kuyken dall feels that he is offering his pa trons the biggest film of the year without exception, as it has the un usual distinction of combining a big massive spectacular production, with one of the foremost stars of the film world, a combination seldom offerel. In all the larger cities where this pro duction has been shown, the public have acclaimed it the very best thing that Mary Pickford ever did, in all her career. More money was spent on this production than on any pre vious Pickford film, which is saying much. It is a story of love and war, cf the present time, and offers many thrills, as well as? powerful dramatk incidents, and it wi,'l stir the blood of every true American. Matinee at 3:30 and 5:00. Night at 7:30 and 9:00. Admission, Children 10 cents; Adults 20 cents. Mr. T. W. Lewis is spending sev eral days in Oxford and Memphis on business. OFFICERS NAMED BY CIVIC LEAGUE MRS. JAKE KAUFMAN ELECTED PRESIDENT OF ORGANIZA TION FOR COMING YEAR. At a meeting of the Ladies Civic League held Friday afternoon the fol lowing officers were elected for the ensuing year: President, Mrs. Jake Kaufman; Vice-President, Mrs. J, W. Lipscomb; Secretary, Mrs. G. R. Neu mann; Treasurer, Mrs. Louis Shapira. Mrs. B. A. Lincoln was elected dele gate to represent the lo"l organiza tion at the state convention of Fed erated Clubs which meets in Meridian soon. Dues for members were fixed at fifty cents each, and a canvass of the city will be made with the view of increasing the membership. Mrs. L. H. Shapira will be in charge of this canvass. Mrs. B. A. Lincoln was named as committee of one to draw up resolu tions thanking Mrs. William Baldwin the retiring president, for the splen did work which she has accomplished during the several years rhirti she has been at the head of the organization.