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W,i.W,.Wr, U GO Per Yer.
W. C. T. U. TO
Liberty Loan Bonds What
They Are and How Obtained
Final Session of the Convention
Will t Held Her Thia
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
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)
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
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.
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
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
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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.
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
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 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.
I , I C .1 . . . ... . .
nmt i.ciiKHiionai insiuuliori
ila Outgrown 7fi I'rrirnl
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.
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.
ttH with iiisrr.uow
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
EarU Williama in "Tha Soul Maitrw
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.
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.

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