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HE COLUMBUS COMMERCIAL
JO. 0. S ENTER Editor n(l Manager itered at Postoffice in Columbus, Miss., as second-class mail SUBSCRIPTION RATES emi-Weekly, one year hursday or Sunday, one year .f 3.00 . 1.60 Delivered either by carrier or sent through mail. . i full annreciation of the untiring encr as a Ktandurd ' . , ... , . . Announcement!. We are authorized to announce the following candi dates for councilman of ward 4, at the special election: W. A. STEPP. J. T. CLARDY E. E. CHAPPELL THE SECOND LIBERTY LOAN. Good Work Aceewpli.bed. Uncle Sam is preparing to iue his second Liberty To the Citizens of " Columbus and Loan, and loyal citizens throughout the country aie co- Lownd" County: , ,, , . ... i . , . The official year of the Chamber operating in an, effort to make the undertaking even more , n .I., . ii ' of Commerce of Columbus und Lown. successful than wa the first loan, which was largely over- j County having flocd, reports of subscribed. ' , the work of the ofllcers and Board of Citizeos of Lowndes county, with commendub'c loyal- Directors having been presented and ty, have taken up the work here in a mint earnest man- PP'vd, th Chamber desires in this , i i, ... ....ii WBV t0 c"" attention to the splendid nor, and the lo-'.i committee, which consist! of Mr. I arker i t ' ' work accom plumed by the public Reeves, chairman, Capt. T. H. Sharp, Messrs. C. II. Ayro. prite( citin, who have had charge E. C. Chapman, Ira L. Gaston and S. B. Street, Jr., is al- of its affairs for the past year, ready busy soliciting subscriptions. Epecially does it wish to give Its The amount of the loan has been officially fixed at heftrty ndorsemant to and express its $3,000,000,000, and with this amount Lowndes county's quota would be $250,000. It is certain, however, that the loan will be overscubs'tibed and offica's of the Federal govcrnmenthaveset$5,000,000,000 as their actual goal. In the event that their ambitions in tins; di rection are realized Lowndes county's quota will be $415,. 000, and the local committee expects to make every ef fort to secure the larger sum. Half a million dollars, or practically that amount,, ooks 1 ke a whole lot of money for citizens of Lowndes county to put in government bonds, but they ore able to Make the Investment, anditis their duty to see that the full amount of the allotment is reached. Crops are excellent, col'ections arc good, practically all local industries aro running on time, and these conditions naturally conspire 'o make cash unusually plentifu'. Our people are bet ter prepared than ever before to invest money, and ai Uncle Sam's credit is as good as gold they should respond to his cal! in a most liberal manner. NEW OFFICERS NAMED. Members of the Chamber of Commerce of Co!umbus and Lowndes county held their annual meeting last Tues day night, and, besides enjoying a smoker, elected officers for the ensuing year. Mr. Ira L. Gaston was named to suceeed Mr. S. B. Stree, Jr., as president, and will undoubedly make the or ganization a most efficient leader. Mr. Gaston, who is cashier of the First State Bank, has been a member of the board of directors of the Chamber of Commerce for some time past, and In serving in that 'Upacity has diplayed commend;U,le Ieal- He 8 Pulic spirited and progressive, and in his new position will unquestionably make an earn est and conscientious effort to advance the interests of Columbus and the surrounding counry. While the Civic Chamber has been materially handi capped during the past year on account rf the fact that it was without a secretary during a great part of the time, a great deal of constructive work was accomplished, and Mr. Street, the retiring president, deserves to be compliment ed on the Commendable effort which he made to keep un the activities of the organization under the most adverse conditions. A great deal of enthousiasm was exhibited at the meeting Tuesday night, and present prospects indicate a busy and successful year for the organization. It is exceedingly important that the loan be oversub" vribed, for failure in this direction would give the coun try a blak eye. Kaiser Wilhelm is watching the progres; of the undertaking with intense interest, and nothing would p'ense him more than to see it fail. Germans havo already set up the cry that Americans are nothing but a lot of bluffers, and we must show them by giving liberally of both men and money that we mean business. Thou sand:.1 of gallant so'diers have already gone to foreign bat tle fields to risk their lives for the country which they love o dearly, and certainly we who remain at home can af ford to give up our money in a simi'ar cr.use. Subscribing to the Liberty Loan, however does not mean that we are giving money away. There is no better security in existence than a government bond, and this is a case where the 'oyal citizen can aid his county without endangering his life or permanently depleting his purse Lowndes county citizens have always been noted not only for their loyalty but for their genorsity towards any worthy cause, and the Commercial feels 'onfident that they wi'l now do their full duty by subscribing liberally to the Liberty Loan fund. ton ft H. h h A USEFUL WORD. The gerat worldwide war has added many words and phrases to our vocabulry, and none promises to be more useful than the word camouflage. The word is of French origin, and does not appear in Webster's unabridged dic tionary, but it is so we.,1 adapted to American usage that it has rapid'y become popular among members of the ex peditionary forces now in France and is gradually finding its way into the columns of newspapers and magazines in this' country. It is understood that in French dictionaries camou flage iy defined as meaning "to conceal, to cover with paint;' but, according to the accepted usage, it has a much broader meaning, and is used, especinl'y by Americans, to characterize deception, bluff or blarney. Americans are swh great bluffers and four-floushers that we need some new word to serve ay a synonim for this characteristic; vo the next time a fellow starts to bore you BANKERS AS BOOSTERS. ' Bankers generally form the cream of the citizenship of every town and city, and, when inclined to be pro gressive, they can do much to promote the civic, commer cial, industrial and agricultural interests of tha commu nities in which they reside. Columbus is fortunate in having progressive men at the head of her finanal institutions, and directors of two of these institutions, the First State Bank and the Nation id Bank of Commerce, have recently given concrete evi dence of their public spiritednesa. The First State Bank has provided a fund which makes it possible for the local High School to offer substantial'cash prizes for the best essays on "Thrift," while the National Bank of ConimeKe has set aside space in its lobby for an agricultural ex hibit, and has invited farmers throughout Lowndes and adjoining counties to send specimens of their products to be included therein. Many lo Ul farmers have pursued a policy of diversi fication this year, and immense quantities of wheat, sor ghum, sweet potatoes and other miscellaneous products have been grown, Lowndes county holds no annual fair where thc:.y products can be shown, and directors of the National Bank of Commerce, in providing space for their display, have performed a most commendable act, a the exhibit will show the wide range of products that can be successfully grown in territory contiguous to Columbus' and will induce agriculturalists who have been confining the;r efforts to one or two producs to follow the lead of the'r more enterprising brethern, and pursue a policy of diversificatitn. In providing a fund which enables the High School to offer prizes for essays, the First State Bank has boosted local educatitonal activities, and no act could bo move commendab'e; for the boys and girls of today will, in ; few short years, be men and women, and the best way to retiring president, Hon. S. B. Street, Jr. But few of our citizens know anything of the difficulties under which he has labored in the interestw of city and county, the unusual de mands made upon his, time and atten tion, and the handicaps he has had to oveitme in every effort made. Be cause the Chamber has had no Secre tary in charge, except for a short time, the duties of that office as well as the executive management fell upon his shoulders. Notwithstanding all these difficul ties, enough to discourage most men and make them "quitters," Mr. Street has gone right ahead and accomplish ed results during the year which in themselves are more than enough to justify the existence and cost of such a civic section. While he has at all times been ably assisted by his asso ciates, the burden of the work has fallen upon him. It was' he that had to take the initiative and attend to the details. That he has met every diffi culty successfully, carried through to eomnetion every, effort attempted. and managed it all with skill and har mony, is what his friends expected of him. They realize, however, that there-ore but few, if any, citizens of city or county who would have stood the test, stuck faithfully to the job, or accomplished anything like what has been done. In the history of this city and sec tion. the twe've months between October 1st, 1916 and October 1st 1917, will stand out strongly as the vear in whi'Si progressive steps for ward were taken in civic growth and betterment. That fact is due to the onlendid work, untirinir zeal, civic loyalty and enthusiasm, and the faith ful devotion to duty of our fellow citizen, S. B. Street, Jr. than whom this? city and county has no more pub lie spirited and efficient citizen. The Chamber of Commerce, speak ing for the city and county, congratu lates Mr. Street on his signal success exnresses their appreciation of his work, asks for a rtontinuation of his interest and service, and wishes him success and happiness in all his do ings. , - -tv 1 We bespeak for the incoming presi dent. Mr. Ira L. Gaston, the loyal co operation and interested service of all public spirited citizens of city and county in his work of building up our town and county. We have the be city and the best county in the State. ' Let's he,!p Pres Gaston make the world know it. W. II. CARTER, V. B. 1MES, J. C. MEADOWS. COMMITTE. Siroinig Vouir Ear and S0OOTOOJMI (Conm to me. I will pay you the Highest Market Price T. J. LOCKE, Wholesale Grocer Jr. 08800080000000000 0 O LUKE M'LUKE SAYS O 0 000000000000000000 with an unbelievable yarn, just say: "Oh, camoufage!" ( nrepare them for useful lives is to offer them every in and if he doesn t know what the word means advise him centive to a-'iuire the wide knowledge whicl to brush up on his French. the equipment of every successful citizen. The Autumn Leaves are Falling and it would be very much to your interest to keep them off of your buildings, as a spark in dry leaves has caused many a dis astrous fire. See me about protection against loss by fire on your property. The fire alarm sounds frequently these days. JESSE P. WOODWARD General Agent Odd F How Buildinsr Phone 531 Columbus, Miss. Vardaman Congratulate LaFollette It may interest al loyal and patri otic Mississippiana to read the follow' ing extract taken from the New York Times of last Sunday in its account of the traitorous speech delivered in the Senate last Saturday by Senator LaFollette in defense of his disloya1 conduct in opposing the Government while at war. No paper in Amema is more reliable than The Times and its reputation for accuracy is known to all. It says: "With tha close of the eion th Senator quickly dispersed. At Sen ator LaFollette wa leaving, Senator Vardaman of Miieitsippi hurried to hii tide and Brained hi hand. Thit was the only sign of ympathy he re ceived." "Nuf sed." - (Birmingham Age-Herald.) It is easy to tell classical music from the other kind. If it is hard to play and was written by someone whose name is hard to pronounce, it is classical all right. Isn't it wonderful how a thin girl fan love a fat man, and how a thin man can love a fat girl? If a man is a success, he knows it. And if he isn't, the world knows it. There are thousands of jweddings in this country every day. But there are mighty few marriages. It might help some if the Bible and the dictionary were as well thumbed in the average household as is the copy of the latest slush fiction sensa tion, "The Passionate Pups." Our literature has been on the hog for sometime. It has) Just about got ten to a point where the worst seller is the best seller. It is hard to understand a girl. She can have a good job, good clothes and a little money in the bank. But she isn't happy until she gives them up for the privilege of taking a man's name and be'orug his 6iave and kitchen mechanic. We may leave undone those things which we ought have done but wf seldom leave unsaid those things which we should not have said. A man may believe that hanging horseshoe over the door W'll bring him good luck. But he doesn't have to be so bright to cast reflections. And, one trc-pht naturally lead ing up to another, a man isn't so Care ful of the language he uses when he knows that he can lick the fellow he is talking to. It doesn't help any to apologize for taking up a busy man's time. It mere ly takes up a litle more of his time, What has become of the old-fash ioned boy who used to say: "Did you ever get left?" A woman may never realize the worth of her husband. But it doesn't lake her Ion? io realize his worthless ness. The man who marries a corn fed may have his troubles. But he isn't going to feel cheap by discovering that he fell in love with a lot of pad ding and excelsior. Some men complain that their wives drive them to drink. And oth er men would like to have such wives. Five Filthy Finger. Did you every make a diary of your fingers? Did you ever set down in cold black and white the things your fingers touch every day and did you ever consider the number of times daily that your unwashed fing ers seek your mouth. When surgeons discovered that it was their own infected fingers which carried germs into wounds they set about trying to discover a means whereby their hands could be render ed surgically dean, i. e., free from germs. The whole realm of chemis try was ransacked for agents which would disinfect hands, and the scrub- bings in immersions to which they subjected their hands are even yet a tender memory to the surgeons of that period. But all of these efforts proved useless and at last in despair surgeons took to wearing rubber doves which could be boiled, thus bringing to each patient, as it were, a fresh pair of sterile hands. In other words, try as you will you can't by any known method make your hands absolutely clean. The great agent in the spread of those diseases whose causative organ ism is present in the secretions of the mouth and nose, is the human hand; and if saiva was bright green we would be amazed at the color of our fingers. As a matter of fact most of us carry our fingers to our mouther nose many times daily, there to im plant the germs of disease whkh oth. er careless people have spread about there to collect a fresh cargo of in fectious material to scatter for some body else. tl is true that most germs of dis ease die quickly once they leave the human body but what does the death of a few billion germs matter so long as the supply is copious and never ending. What an enormous number of in fected thiners we touch rinrinp tha. day and how infrequent and cursory are the hand washings we perform. The answer is to keep your fingers out of your mouth and nose. Thus we limit the spread of disease from the orifices at least, thus we elimi nate the danger of contracting dis ease from someone else who was not quite so careful. Dr. Goodwin to Attend Meeting. Dr. C. D. Goodwin leaves Monday lor jacKson, Miss., where he goes to attend the annual meeting of the Mississippi Association of Optome trists, of which organization he is president. Dr. Goodwin has stores in both Memphis and Columbus, and is distinguished as an optometrist not only in Mississippi but throughout m - ii Tennessee as wen. Don't forget "Mistress Mary's Garden Party," at the college on Tuesday night, October 16, 7:30 o'clock, for .the benefit of the Red Cross.- "'Admission, adults . 3!c; children, jOc.-- V : Mr. J. N. Stucky has returned from a business trip to South Mississippi. Reduced Round Trip Fares to of Your Time i Valuable. When you realize the value time you won't walk to save a nickel you will spend it to save time, that is most valuable. Consider it value it stick to it 8 hours a day, and sue cess will come. You must study your work, plan It, then execute it. This can be done by having your hour Arise early, devote a few minutes to plans for the day, lay it out, like a builder lays his plans. In this way, making a list of your prospects to call on that day. Make a list that will take up your 8 hours. It is worth while to make good. You alone are responsible for your opportunities. Analyze yourself and cure your ne glects. Believe in yourself, organize yourself, assist yourself along; don't be a "tad," quit kidding yourself, reflect would you hire yourself, and what would you pay yourself? Don't make believe, do it when you are not you are only fooling yourself, take care of your responsibilities, through thought which produces motive. Mo tive produces results. Retire the re sponsibility and bring about life's luxuries, peace. Exchange. Have Narrow Ecape. Mr. Jeff Andrews and five other men had a narrow escape Friday af ternoon when a Dodge car, in which they were riding went over a bluff about two miles went of the city on the Jackson Highway. The machine was badly damaged, but the occu pants of the car escaped serious in-Jury, CALIBER OF A GUN. . Confusion as to the meaning of the term caliber arises chiefly from its use as an adjective to indicate length, as when we say "a 50-caliber six-inch gun." The world caliber, as applied to the artillery, signifies the diameter of the bore of a gun measured dime trically from the face to face of the bare, of course somewhat larger. A gun, then of six-inch caliber is a gun whose bore is just six inches. For envenience and because the pow er of a gun when once its bore has been decided depends so greatly upon its length artillerists are in the habit of defining the length of the gun in terms of caliber. Thus the 12-inch United States naval gun, which is forty feet in length, is spoken of as a .40-caliber 12-inch, the length being just forty times the bore. The six-inch rapid fire gun is a trifle under twenty-five feet in length and is therefore known as a 50-caliber gun. In the case of small 'arms" the cali ber is expressed in hundredth of an inch, as when we say a 22-calib?r revolver we mean one with a bore that has i diameter of .22 of an inch. Philadelphia Ledger. Road Tax Notice. Commutation Road Tax for the year 1917 is now due. Come for ward. Pay up and save cost. John B. Williams, Sheriff. Meridian, Miss. Via Mobile & Ohio R. R. Account Mississippi -Alabama Fair Tickels on sale October 14th to 20th, inclusive, with final return limit of October 22nd, 117. Ask your Ticket Agent. - . C. RUDOLPH, Gen. Passenger Agent. Don't forget "Mistress Mary's Garden Party," at the college on Tuesday night, October 16, 7:30 o'clock, for the benefit of the Red Cross. Admission, adults 35c; children, 20c. Commercial ads are winners. Ism Sir mm I LS2L RUUD Tank Heater Here is a guaranteed water heater, inexpensive to install, that will supply your home with plenty of hot water at a . rea sonable monthly outlay for gas. The simple lighting of a match and a turn of the valve starts the heater in operation. The high power burner and the long copper coils heats the water quickly and in ample quantity. Just drop a postal or call at our showroom for complete information. Columbus Railway, Light & Power Co.