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VOL XXIVNO. SO. COI.UMHUS, MISS., 1HUKMMY MORNING, OCT Olif R, Id, IH7. W,i.W,.Wr, U GO Per Yer. W. C. T. U. TO BE LED BY MISS MONTGOMERY COLLEGIANS TOjWILLIAMS GETS PLAY FOOTBALL'AN OVATION AT HERE SATURDAY MERIDIAN FAIR LOCAL SALE OF LIBERTY BONDS BEING PUSHED Liberty Loan Bonds What They Are and How Obtained THE SPECTATOR BEGINS FIGHT FOR BUILDINGS COM ti.l. I'VVA ICATION I.AUNCHMUUDAnU CAMPAIGN. STARKVILLE LADY SUC. CEED3 MRS. STANLEY AS PRESIDENT OF UNION. MEET ENDS TODAY Final Session of the Convention Will t Held Her Thia Morning. Althouh the Mississippi Woman'; Christian Temperanca Union, which J holding its thirty-fourth annual convention here, expected to adjourn yesterday, the business of the meet ing has not been concluded and short lesion will be held thia morn ing, from 8 until 10 o'clock. Th most important business tranacted was the holding of the election of officers for the ensuing year, which . resulted as follows: President, Misi Madge Montgomery, Starkville ; Vice President, Mrs. Clara C. Cox, Cor inth; Corresponding Secretary, Mrs Walter W. Scales, Jr., Starkville Recording Secretary, Miss J.uliett Featherston, Port Gibson; Treasurer, Miss Minnie Walker, Starkville Young People's Branch Secretary Miss Louise Preston," Silver City. No meeting place for next year has as yet been selected, and this question will either be decided today or delegated to a committee to be taken up at some future time. At the meeting yesterday, the ?bn vention adopted resolutions thanking the people of Columbus and especial ly the officers, teachers and stu . dents of the Mississippi Industrial Institute and College for the many courtesies that have been extended them since reaching1 "the, city. " These resolutions were prepared by a com mittee consisting of Mrs. George Gillespie and Mrs. J. H. Bell. The resolutions follow: We the women of the W. C. T. U. in the Thirty-four annual conven tion, resolve that we offer to the peo ple of Columbus our most sincere thanks for their truly Southern hos pitality so bounteously and heartily given, to the pastors for assistance, to the newspapers for report of pro ceedings, to the Baptist congregation for use of their beautiful church, to the organist, choir, and other must cal talent "of Columbus who have cheered and rested us during these days of toil, with their delightful music, to Mrs. Boole and Miss Ting ling, our national officers1, for help in invention and for uplift, en couragement and inspiration of their addresses, for the "delightful auto ride, and to the hostess union and young ladies of the I. I. and C, for the much enjoyed entertainment, and refreshments. MRS. GEORGE GILLESPIE, MRS. J. H. BELL, Committee. The convention also adopted strong resolutions endorsing prohibi tion for state and nation, and calling upon all patriotic citizens' to use their best endeavors to promote these causes, especially during the war for the purpose of conserving both food and morals. The convention pledged itself to Continue to efjphasize enforcement of "the scientific temperance instruc tion" law and to increase efforts in medal contests and essay work in the public schools and colleges. The delegates enjoyed an automo bile ride over the city yesterday. and in the evening were guests at an en tertainment, which was given at the Mississippi Industrial and College in their honor. The initial session was held at the First Baptist church at 7:30 Monday night and was devoted largely to the delivery of welcome addresses and to responses thereto. The program was inaugurated with the Binging of "All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name," after which Mrs. Clara Cox read a passage from the scripture. This was follow ed by prayer by Dr. 0. B. Sears, pas tor of the First Church of Christ, af ter which a vocal solo, "This County Going Dry," was rendered by Miss Juliett Featherstone, of Starkville. After the applause following the ren dition of this song had died away the address of welcome on behalf of the City of Columbus and local churches was delivered by W. H. Carter. Mrs. Jessie Barksdale, president of the lo cal Ujiitm, then welcomed lue vlaiUr. (Continued on Page 4) "AGGIES" AND CLINTON - IANS TO MEET ON THE LOCAL GRIDIRON. AN EXCITING GAME'LARGE AUDIENCE Team Are Bailing for Cham pionahip, and Outcome of Game is Important. Columbian) will have their firl op portunity of the current season to see a big football game next Saturday, when teams representing the State A. and M. College at Starkville and Mis sissippi College at Clinton will face each other on the local gridiron. The game promises to be one of un usual importance, as for several years; past the.se teams have been struggling for supremacy as state champions, and the outcome of every contest is eagerly awaited not only among the students of the two institutions most Vitally concerned but among ol!pge athletes throughout this section. The victorious team in Saturday's game will have a big advantage in the contest for the state championship, and realizing this fact, members of both teams are engaging in some very strenous practice work. It is also probable that the "Ag gies ana tne university oi Missis sippi team will face each other here on November 3. The two teams have that date open, and I. L. Gaston, pres ident of the Chamber of Commerce, and G. M. Flynn, a local manufactur er who takes a keen interest in sports of every character, are endeavoring to indu"te them to fill it in at Colum bus. Mr. Wade McRoy Dies. After suffering for some time from a complication of troubles, Mr, Wade M. McRoy. who came to Columbus about a month ago to accept a posi tion as linotype operator for the Co lumbus Commercial, died at 9:25 o'clock Sunday evening. His remains were taken to Meridian Monday morning for interment. Mr. McRoy, who was 39 years of age, was well known in oiumous, and in newspaper circles throughout Mississippi. He lived here about fif teen years ago, and during that time made many warm friends who were pained to hear of his death. Mr. McRoy began to grow worse Satur day, and late Sunday evening was? taken to the McKinley Sanitarium, and although everything was done to relieve his suffering, he passed away short time later. He is survived by three brothers, one of whom is Mr. Paul McRoy of Meridian, who was at his bedside hen death came. VETERANS' SONS RETAIN LINCOLN POPULAR COMMANDER OF MIS SISSIPPI DIVISION IS RE ELECTED AT VICKSBURG. At the annual meeting of the Mis sissippi Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, which was held at Vicks- burg Monday, Maj. B. A. Lincoln of this city was reelected commander. Maj. Lincoln has been unremitting in his attention devolving upon him as commander, and members of the or ganization have shown their appre ciation of his splendid work by re electing him. Maj. Lincoln will doubtless reap point his entire present staff, which includes two Columbians, Mr. V. B. mes, who is adjutant and chief of staff, and Mr. C. L. Garnett, who is judge advocate general. Lieut. Leo C. Flynn, of the artillery service of the Citizen's Army, has been spending the past several days here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Flynn. Lieut. Flynn will in, the future be stationed at Camp Leauregard, at Alexandria, La. Mr. T. W. Hardy, who suffered. another stroke of paralysis Sunday J evening, was reported improving last evening. ! MISSISSIPPI'S DISTINGUISH' W SON ENTHUSIAS TICALLY GREETED. Triouaanda of People Hear Him Diicim Problem Now Fac ing Thia County, Mehtiiari, Mim., Oft. 17. 'Tauten nf the War Abroad and Why Are In It," was the subject of an utlilre here Tuesday by United Stale defl ator John Sharp William. The ml drrs was delivered at the Mississippi Alabuma l air Ground in the fore noon and whs attentively listened to by fully fi.OOU people. Senator Will iams was repeatedly interrupted by deafening applause, which at time lasted several minutes. He was intro-' duced by Dr. I). C. Hull, superintend dent of the city schools and when he arose to speak was given the greatest, ovation ever accorded a speuker in1 Meridian. His speech in part fol lows: "The case that is being tried in America today is the case of the pres ident of the United States against small disloyal element, a little group, led by a little group of wilful menj in the Congress of the United States,' The thing to determine is whether you are going to respect the opinion ' of your eected representatives and! of your elected chief magistrate, orj whether you are going to pay a sort of sacred attention to the so-called sacred convictions of a little group of egotistical and wilful men who set themselves upon a high pedestal and prate about the Bacrednessr of their convictions. One of these senators has gone so far, or is reported to have gone so far, in his speech at St. Paul as to have repeated the old lie which Bernstorff told that the Lusi- tania was loaded to the guards with munitions of war and that the pres ident kew this. When Bernstorff, driven into a corner, gave his author ity for that, the man who told him that was indicted for perjury, plead ed guilty, and is now in the peniten tiary. Yet a senator of . the United States goes to St. Paul and repeats this lie, slandor and calumny against his own country. You hear much about the freedom of speech. No man is more attained to that than I am, but my friends, freedom of speech consists in the freedom to tell the truth. Even as between me and you, my freedom of speech does not extend to the point of lying to you, and if the issue were between me and you I could be indicted for criminal libel or sued for slander or libel. But it is a strange thing that a man cannot be indicted for slander ing and libelling his own land and that a man "cannot be ndicted or sued for lying about his own president, his own Congress and his own people While they are engaged in fighting the war of democracy against absolut ism and 'Civilization against organized atrocity, it has been said and I hope that it is not true that one of those senators has slandered the American people by saying that while France and Great Britain had Germany down, we were stabbing her in the back, thereby imputing to the Ameri can people not on'y atrordy and falsehood, but cowardice as well. I hope and believe that that utterance never came from any senator of the United States, because nothing else less called for, less provoked or less true could come from the mouth of any human being." Ladies' Meeting Today. " Mrs. S. B. Street, Jr., who is di recting the work of the Woman's Advisory Committee of the Liberty Loan movement has called a meeting of the women of the city for this af ternoon at 3:30 o'clock at the City Hall for the purpose of discussing and outlining plans for the sale of Liberty Bonds. Every lady in the city is extended a most cordial and urgent invitation to attend this meeting and do her bit in the patriotic movement looking to the sale of the Liberty bonds with which to prosecute the war in defense of American rights and the liberty and freedom of the world. The meeting this afternoon is of extreme importance and every lady in the city should plan to be present. Ike aw4 t i ft4f the af f 14, MIT ( t ln ' e Tfce moirs i eiil ft f i t,tt i.i t i. .,, tiVmmtsMr ttl fee f,i. tni t r'iftt t ?(! i a!M tr ! la f't bi thai uvifi! ,i fha 'M ,( 6fik!f .f the t,i, u r,pUm Tt.el l if r, rs,fl'.n ft(i u ite'fit.ef tie r!M I for?,J la i l,fMi4,'"-i u:f fh H,Wi 6iQ ft', 1M ternd t'i t- .Sfl tot M e i th t'.Uf I. ttlT. tni Mtt out N r'tfet until (he !.. f fhe lritnM dr ,f ittir 37. The If.n.le tf tU'e Neieft.b.r II, HIT, M will o.etr N(nit.f II, 1141 hit h )flrnnn! frt Ihe ftM t- teit In n per ihe 4 in f ill, wt'h icr)d ln, nr time a'tf U fr efter Ihe.f Ui - It In Mleiifd ifct the oi.l I.ttMfr Loert, (lie the Bftl Utie i.f i.tnr lxen li.vt, ) k rlljr rfttb,rthe.l, litr no inetter ham lref ieuu. rihed. the piUr of ditrhUtM t-mde M ltllr poMlfcU mjh the peotl of the yn'rf l i followed, and tmr tubecribxr t n amount not teetr thin l,0CKi It eure to receive the borvl nr bomle ubrribed tor. Subecrlbere to hrr imoiinte will r'elt n allotment teted n the urnount of the bond Untie and It proportion to the amount of nubwrlpllon. What proportion of their tubiertptlon they will obtain will not be known until all ub rlpttone are In Th niiln dlfirrrnrrt between the bonde of the flnt Imue and the bond of the letorul Uue of the Liberty Loan are (ll they run fip only 25 yearn lntftd of 10, and may be redeemed by the Government In 10 yenr aftr U'e Intend of II; (1) tby bear 4 per tent Interest lonted of 3(4 lf cnt; (I) they are liable to eur taiee and exceaerotliii and war profile taiei (except ae to the In terent on IS.Ooo In the hand of any bolder); (4) allotment may be made to the extent of hn'f of the overaubacrlptloo; and (I) the In Ktallnipnt plan of payment I sllcbtly different. The bonds are convertible gold bund and bear 4 per cent annual Interest, the Interest being parable semiannually on May IS and No vember 15 of eacb year. The bonds are eiempt, both as to prtnolpal and Interest, from all taxation now or hereafter Imposed by the United Btates, any state, or any other poaHesslona f ibe United Stataa or by any local taxing authority, except (a) estate or Inheritance taxei, and (b) grad uated additional income taxes, commonly known a anrtaxes, and excees-proflta and war profits taxs now or hereafter Imposed. They are not liable to the ordinary Federal Income tat. The Interest on an amount of bonds tbe prlnolpal of which doea not axceed 15,000, owned by Individual, partnership, association or corporation, are exempted the taxea provided tor in clause (b) above. The light la given to holders of the bonds to exchange them tor bonds bearing a higher rate of Interest If any such ahull later be Issued by the United States before the termination of the war. This conversion privilege must be exercised, if at all, within alx months after tbe Issuance ot such higher-rate bonds. Tbe second Issue of Liberty Loan Bonds will be of two kinds, registered and ooupoa. The registered bonds will be registered at the Treasury In the names of their owners and will be of the denominations of 150, f 100 1500, $1,000, 16,000, $10,000 and 1 100,000. Checks for the Interest on thee bonds will be mailed from the Treasury to the owners each semUyinual-lnteregt date. The coupon bonds will be payable to bearer and will have coupons attached for the interest. They will be In denominations of 50, $100, 500, 11,000, 1,000 and $10,000. The coupona oan be cashed Ilka a Government check at any bank. s The oouptiu bads ot thla loan will hare o&'r our coupona at tached, representing the semiannual Interest for tyo yean. Between November 15, 1919, and May 15, 1920, the holders of coupon bonds must exchange their bonds for raw bonds having full lets of coupons These temporary bonds are lssi d because the work ( engraving so many bonds with so large a number of coupons attached cannot be completed within, a reasonable nio for delivery. Honda of the second Liberty Loan can be purchased by filling out an application blank made on the form prescribed by the Secre tary of the TraMtu-y. which can be obtained from any hank or Liberty Loan committed, an sending It or having It sent to the Treasury of the United States or any federal lleserve bank or branab, accom panied by tha payment of I rnr cent of the amount of bonds ap plied for. These appHoatlona must reach tbe Treasury Department, a Fed eral Heaerre bank or branch thereof, or some incorporated or trust comnany in the United States, on or before the tlose of business October JfyillT. .PraoUcally every bank In the U ilted States will willingly receive theae applications and handle tne whole transaction ot the purchase of bohda ior any eubuen'oer. A purchaser may pay in iuu tor his bonds at the time of mubina Ms application or, (I he o pretert, he can take advantage or tne installment p m ana pay z per JNovemDer w, jn, u per cent on uecemoer la, HIT, and the re nutninf'fO Pr PP oa January 15, lilj. Although fco far as the Oo eminent la eoneeroed the purchase price for toe bond must be paid si aoove. nearly every bank In the countryJw'flT make arrangsmenia by which Liberty Loan Bonds can be paid on ti Installment plan providing for weekly or monthly pay ments, and 41 tfreat mny employers will make the eaae arrangements for their employes. peymenLcan be made to the Treasury Department or to any one o.f the Federal Reserve banks, but purchaaera are urged to make their payments to the banks or other agpncles with whom they plated their subscriptions. ITEMS OF INTEREST OVER THE COUNTRY GIST OF THE NEWS GATHERED HERE AND THERE AND PRE SENTED IN BRIEF FORM. British casualties reported in the last week amounted to 14,096 men, divided as follows: Killed, or died or wounded, offi cers, 277; men, 2.50S. Wounded or missing, officers, 837; men, 10,473. Detroit's Liberty Loan drive re ceived powerful impetus Tuesday when it was announced that Henry Ford had contributed $5,000,000 and that the Ford Motor company had made a similar contribution. Ford's subscription was a':ompanied by a statement declaring that the United States in making war on Germany did the "best thing that ever happen ed for the world." Approximately 500 American coastwise and ocean ships of 2,500 tons or over were commandeered by the government. Ships on the Great Lakes are not affected. The 'fcampionpHp in the world's series of baseball games was won Monday by Chicago, the final game having resulted 4 to 2 in favor of the White Sox. j Sheffield, Ala., as the site for one of the nitrate plants for which con-! press appropriated $20,000,000, was announced Tuesday by the war de partment. i t tie !.l trlf ,At f tt lit I If I'M Wnt Hj,'i.,f cent on application, 18 per cent on COLUMBUS MAY GET ANOTHER HIGHWAY THOROUGHFARE FROM CHICAGO TO GULF OF MEXICO MAY TRAVERSE CITY. Columbus has a chance to secure another great automobile thorough fare, as the Burlington Highway, which is to extend from Chicago to the Gulf of Mexico, is to traverse Mississippi, and this city will be in cluded in its route if the proper en couragement is forthcoming. A telegram was received yesterday bMr. Ira L. Gaston, secretary of the Chamber of Commerce, from the Meridian Board of Trade, stating that it would be necessary for a large delegation to go to a meeting to be held in Corinth Friday for the pur po.'j of boosting this route. Among those who expect to go are Messrs. Ira L. Watson, T. J. Locke, Jr., L. II. Hatchett, John F. Frierson, P. W. Maer and W. II. Carter. It is hoped that at least a delegation of one hundred will represent Columbus at this meeting. Mrs. Robert Kirksey and children, Al:-..:!i it. . t vi niiieviiie, jia.f spent me past sev eral days in the city, the guests of Mrs. E. B. Kirksey. Mr. R. E. Cheatham, Jr., left the past week for Clarksdale. where he goes to acA'pt a position with a large lumber concern. NEED IS URGENT I , I C .1 . . . ... . . nmt i.ciiKHiionai insiuuliori ila Outgrown 7fi I'rrirnl Structure. The tywtMtor, the i-lTiCinl pubbra ratum of the student body i.f th MiMiaxippi Industrial lnMute and Uolli'ife, w inaugurated a rampaign to secure vt-ral building and oth-r improvements whith are mot ur gently needed, and not only student of the institution but it officer, teacher and friend generally will co-operate in an etirriPNt effort to make the plan successful. One of the primal needs in an ad ditional dormitory, as the attendance this year in so large that the present buildings have proven totally inade quate to the demands ma.ie unon j them, and both the hospital and rest rooms in the gynusium are being used as sleeping quarters by students and members of the faculty. Another most urgent need is a new chapel. Tbe 'Impel now in .use was erected thirty years ago, and in no way meets the presvnt demands of the institution. The auditorium seats only about 1,000 people, and when great musicians and lecturers appear therein there arc barely enough seats to accomodate the students and mem bers of the faculty, leaving no room for residents of the city who are al ways glad of an opportunity to hear these entertainers, and who patron ize them liberally whenever they can secure seats. Prt-ident Whitfield is also anxious to secure a farm, so that the college can raise its own vegetables, and it is the intention of those at the head of the movement to impress the needs of the college forcefully upon the people of the state, and especially upon members of the legislature; so that the lawmakers, at their next ses sion, will provide an appropriation to supply them. MAYOR TO PLAY IN FIDDLERS' CONTEST HON.D. S. McCLANAHAN HAS PROMISED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CREAT EVENT. Ho. D. S. McClanahan, mayor of Columbuw, has promised to appear at a fiddlers' contest which is to be giv en at the Mississippi Industrial Insti tute and College Friday, October 26, for the benefit of the fund which is being raised to erect new buildings at that institution, and the interest being manifested in the contest prom ises to make it one of the greatest events of trimilar character ever wit nessed in the state. More than a score of old-time fid dlers from various towns throughout Mississippi and Alabama are booked to take part in the contest, and the first prize will be a purse of $25, while other valuable trophies will also be awarded. Among the expert fiddlers who have promised to enter the contest are the following: Hon. D. S. McClanahan, mayor of the city of Columbua; Tom Ware, of Starkville; Tow Lyle, of Meridian; Austin Bogan, of Starkville; G. W. Hughes, of Tylertown; Hal Pearson, of the Blind Institute at Jackson; Tom Gillespie, of Meridian; John Andrews, of Steens; Joe Perry, of Edinburg; Polk MIMiss, of Reform; Jese Lynch, of Star Route; Noah Sanders, of McCrary; J. G. Wood, of R. F. D., City; Tom Beard, R. F. D., City; T. II. Dillard, Gordo, Ala.; T. A. Morris, of Caledonia; J. R. Smith, of Caledonia; Tom Smith, of Kilmi chael; Dr. Hollis, of Sulligent, Ala.; O. G. Carver, of Reform, Ala.; Wal ter Jones, of Kennedy, Ala.; Andy Duncan, of Caledonia; W. S. Adams, of Fernbank, Ala.; M. C. Andrews, of Caledonia; T. L. Trapp, City, have been invited and will enter the con test. Mr. Fielder, of Indianapolis, has ac cepted a position in the shoe depart ment of W. C. Beard, Inc. CHAIRMAN Hff.VtS CON. ttH with iiisrr.uow WOR KI RS AT MEMPHIS. LADIES ARE BUSY Campaigns Reach Zenith Suit Day, OctoUr 21, Which ia Liberty Bond Day. Mr. I'arker Iteevi-, chairman at the l.ownd cou-ity Liberty Uan com m.ttee, hn returned from Memphis, whither he wtnt t. attend a meeting of mni whf are etigiiiftd in airri'ar work in the territory contiguous to thut i'ty, and is punning with renewed vigor the lo' sale of the se-jur'tic. At the Merophi meeting the vari ous methods that were found to b Huccesnfuul in selling the bonds dur ing the first campaign were discussed and new features which are to b tried out in the campaign now in pro gress were agreed upon. Those par ticipating in the discussion decided to concentrate their energies in an ef fort to awaken more widespread in terest among the common people and e specially among the laboring Masses. The war is being fought not only for the freedom of the seas, but for the freedom of mankind, and no class of people are more vitally interested in the outcome than those who labor at the work-bench, at the lathe or in the mine for their daily bread. President Wilson has designated Sunday, October 21, as Liberty Bond day, and the school committee, of which E. C. Chapman is chairman, will, with the co-operation of the pas tors, arrange for appropriate pro- . grama in all the local churches. The ladies' auxiliary committee, tin der the leadership of Mrs. S. B. 1 Stree, Jr., charman, is also doing good work in boosting the sale of the bonds. Rev. Holcomb to Preach Sunday. Rev. T. L. Holcomb, of Pontotoc, who was recently elected pastor of the First Baptist church in this city, will occupy the pulpit Sunday morn ing at the 11 o'clock services and again at the evening service. Rev. HoV'omb will not assume his minis terial work here until the first of November. EarU Williama in "Tha Soul Maitrw Today. A Vitagraph Blue Ribbon feature is on the program at the Princess Theatre today with Earle Williams in "The Soul Master," a drama of a man's soul, reborn in the afterglow of a shattered faith. Admission 5 and 15 cents. Mr. W. H. Goodson has accepted n position with Loeb's? Variety Store. REVIVAL CLOSED LAST EVENING CHAPLAIN W.B.HOGG RECEIVES COMMISSION TO REPORT AT CAMP PIKE. One of the most succesful revivat meetings ever conducted in Columbus, which has been in progress at the First Methodist church the past ten days was brought to a close lasrt night. Rev. W. B. Hogg, who has been in .harge of the services, and who is a chaplain in the national army, re ceived orders the first of the week to feport at Camp Pike, and for this reason the meeting closed sooner than was? expected. Much good has been accomplished by Rev. Hogg and others who assist ed him in the work. One feature of the meeting was a service for men only on Sunday after noon. Ellu to Buy Bond. At a meeting of the members of Lodge No. 555, B. P. O. E held on Tuesday night, they decided to pur chase $300 worth of Liberty Bonds. Other lodges of the city expect to also buy bonds. Mr. D. D. Richards returned to his home in Friars Point yesterday after a short visit to relatives here.