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CM. O. fl.MKft 4 Miar n t lUBtCf iriioi PATH JLrt-Wlir. " - ....... .!'' ! " ' I' (hi " ' Ml Amount mnt i W r authorial t announce tl.s following rsndi dat for founri!mfi of ward 4, at the i-'i efrrflnfts w. a. srrpp. J. T. CLARDY E. E. CHAPPELI. THE W .C. T. U. CONVENTION. The Woman's Christian Temperance Union of Missis sippi closed it thirty-fourth annual session here yesterday, and Columbiana felt honored to have in their midst the band of noble noble women who constitute the membership of the organization. The Mississippi union, like similar organization. In other states are working to free the country from the mon rum, and recent efforU in this direction have met with the most gratifying au-'-ess. A large number of states are absolutely dry, while Congress, besides' banish ing intoxicants of every .fwracter from the American army, has recently enacted a law stopping the manufuc ture of distilled liquors as long as the great world-w!d t war is in progress. This legislation is directly attributable to the efforts of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union. For many years part the national organization, with the hearty co operation of state and local auxiliaries, has been working to banish intoxicants of every kind from America, and each succeeding day finds the workers nearer an J nearer the coveted goal. The noble women who have banded themselves together in the laudable movement will not, however, be satisfied until the entire nation, so far as ob taining whiskey or any other agency of inebriation is con cerned, is as dry as the Sahara desert, and they are work .ing tirelesssly, earnestly and prayerfully with that end in view. f. n. , Every true man, no matter what his sentiments to ward prohibition may be, has in his heart the deepest re spet and the most sincere admiration for the members of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, ashe knowjnot only that they are working for the good of humanity but that they are actuated In this work by the purest and loftiest motives. These ladies are entitled to homage wherever they may go, and local citizens felt honored at having been granted the privilege of entertaining them at their recent annual convention. . N "i ra THE NEEDS OF THE COLLEGE. A short time ago the Commercial published an edi toiial directing attention to the need for additional build ings at the Industrial Institute and College, and we are glad to note that the Spectator, the official publication of the student body of that splendid institution.has decided t:. a undertake a campaign to secure the improvements for which there is such urgent demand.and without which the magnificent work which the college is now doing will be seriously handicapped. As Dr. Tainter, the head of the English department, remarked the other day: "The college has completely out grown its present equipment, and is in practically the same condition as the buxom young miss who is rbmpelled to wear the cast-off clothing of a less well developed elder sister." The present equipment of the college is no more adequate to the needs of the institution than is the old time horse car to the demands of a modern city where rapid transportation facilitites form a paramount require ment ;and it would be doing the young women of Missis sippi the gravest injustice not to supply the improvements which are so necessary to do effective work. The college is, indeed, in more ways than one, like a ing. MrWu4 djrMr In a Isif f,)jr f gr;t,g fciUr; tut ffc Utf.tatwrt, M rair( m n.f .rii SH'"'" "' ! oiit uttt.ti M.4 A thrMr"t m;tif f lf r. ,. Af f r' ( r f.nt tut v . I 'r fh 1t'm iif t I !, ffl4 . j.rt V K ? ; l.,t,rtt H ft f m wutn A t Ut . h tkn .,. t.f )H pUnt M ('''.' Ui' it hm-l f f !! 'f,mh-t f t"' .f ") :t, ! ;:'t ft 4 f"i ftn'ra rw rU-tm, turf (.-if ' f I ), f ,, I hpl r 1-4 tn-.tt tK-;B it r' t nf ., tin i i h, t"t ' I; if, i i t r-, , M.' I .f th ,f, .,' !!... J f, .,..,, t Vtn,ff,. ,g !, n. I.hf ty '.! . f' ri r'..r Ad'-n fur ' ffml th ifi' ttiiK.n r f ,n u, x J (. 0,m frh r 0hr impr fvmfif4 ar ufa-nilf hde., an.f tt, .f.jc nf h pr-n th ,t i f .t (f, t-if f t r-i.Kfti ih l.m f ii f r , n hi, t mutt r' f,t'rinutw ( r U f 'I'l rrw-rit l li ii t) N Mor. r actor ir i Htttmi 7ir f;)far l-hr n h a r ommufiifa. t!on ilif'-ttiK afffii',r ( t)ii fxft that ( oliifnbu ndi( mom f '...rnx, and lh f'omnwiHl amrr'Jjr hoji thnt It will awkn lor ,oot-r to a rHihntmn of th truth of th Kttemnt and Impfl thm ti r't hn-y In an ffort to r mly lh rtefu ieney. ( olumlius h oevernl l.irg iriduttri-s, and our ii,A fire proud of them and of th iuitmi which they have made under lh direction of th nblp men In whom thrr mnnnment Is vested; but nothing add more to the wel fare of a city than a number of irnall fartorien, and we would like to see at least half a dozen enterprise of this character established here within the next twelve months A little energy on the part of the right kind of men is a'l that is rieresiary to aecure new enterprises; so let's get busy and do some boosting along this line. M M m TOO MUCH PROFITEERING. During the pat few months the Commercial has pub lished several editorials in which it was contended that the present prices of foodstuffs were not warranted by exist ing conditions; but resulted from manipulations upon the part of speculators, and we are glad to note that no less distinguished a writer than Savoyard, the well known Washington newspaper correspondent, agrees with us in our contention. In a recent article Savoyard relates the following story in support of assertion that the exorbitant prices which we are now compelled to pay for edibles of every '.liaracter result from profiteering: Here is a story told me by a leading business man of this town about a year ago: A retired banker of Washington bought a farm on the Totomac and amused himself as a farmer and market gardener. He fetched to Washington a load of cantaloupes, 24 in a crate. "Commission merchants," as they call them selves, examined his wares, and offered him 20 cents a crate, less than a cent each for the fruit, and he was forced to take the price, as he could get no more. That afternoon he had business in town that kept him late and he accepted the invitation of a friend to en joy his hospitality for the night. As the two walked along the street in the mild September, the host, saw some cantaloupes in front of a grocery, and re marked to his guest, that he would make a purchase, take them home, put them on ice, and have them for breakfast. The prkte was fifteen cents, two for a quarter. They were the same cantaloupes the guest had that morning sold to a commission merchant at the price of ten cents a dozen. That man went home and turned the pigs? on sev eral of his truck-patches, swearing never again would he have dealings with a commission merchant of Louisiana Avenue in this town. The story which Savoyard relates reminds us of a somewhat similar experience which local farmers had with foreign commission merchants not very long since. A few years? ago farmers and truck growers were induced to raise large quantities of Irish potatoes, which, when ready for market, were .consigned to a firm in St. Louis to be sold on commission. In making returns on the sale the com mission house claimed that the market was glutted when the s'bipment reached St. Louis, and the local truck grow. ers received only about ten cents per bushel for their tu bers. The matter was never investigated; but we have al ways believed that the producers of the potatoes were de frauded, and the story related by Savoyard serves to strengthen this opinion. To our mind, it is clearly apparent that speculators are making illegitimate profits on foodstuffs of every char- acter, and we sincerely hope that the Federal government will soon find some means to put an end to this profiteer 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 Felloes Building Phone 531 Columbus, Miss. goooooooooooooooog WE HltD INDUSTRIES O1 0 o; ooooooooooeoooooOj A !. r,ja, (. far MUfa.4 witfc fi.U YmM, aa ft i,f ptu, aUan t,' In r ,t !, Iat a4 irrit4 U taam ifcat at una fM l.ig m,l r aa ttaixf.Af . M iJU r Ma'fc ftf pln- 1 tul faWf 9ppT, n thm MiM' tvthtrf wa i'MiftM t -tpptft thm fUmM far UHiIm Ha a't it 1ht wra any kM ifstf lA'fiMfrta to ( iaiUi, ami, hn tr,U that thf 't, wa ! tnttta t(f j,t.(( wfca twUii4 fa f,r,t,f1t,n V,th lh fat thai Ihia I f"h timmn,tf j That l.ririra t at w tha . lioft, what ! (V.!firN' aftiJuda mt th InUnaa wave ftf Indna. trialmm that ftpptt tha tftnh'ffl Vkhita all th wof'd k fi'lnf UiH t lt' tmHt r, 'f t ippf lh0 immn demand for manufsetorod rtin t,t nil Itlndi, I ( olumhu In lair at tha raar nd of th proraion and h content mrly with lh lumbar Iml'iUry that will ha fona a toon tha log art fut from tht remaining timber area? flhaJI fhi fommunity not take It'a plara In tha tremendou march of the world to nn rea of glorified indus try? I thl a slacker community In Industrial affair? Will we do mir bit to bark up the armies on the hat tie front? And when these hoys come home from the war, and the great work of rehabilitating a devastated world shall have begun, and they, having felt the throb of the universal awak ening, and wishing to take their places and do a man's part in the work, shall we say to them, "Boys it's either the farm, the logging camp or the saw-mill for your's if vou stay In this community; vo be on your way to St. Louis or Pittsburg, if you are not satisfied with these i I hear some brothers say, "Thnt's alright, but we Invested in mills, etc., years ago and lost it all." That is true, but shall we rest on that for the balance of time and make no further effort? Suppose when we have had a ser ies' of bad years farming every one of us should apply that same prin ciple to agrWilture and forever quit trying, where would we be? This town did make a noble re sponse to the call of industry some years ago and the results were d's astrous. Some mistakes were mace then in the enthusiasm of the ino- r.ent that could have been avoidoJ but, at anyX rate, if appearances are worth anything? Qie time has '"ome to make anothe effort if we are not to become forever a s'ow, self satis fied, unprogressive community. Shall we be known as quitters" just because we have taken a chance onco and lost? The materials and talent and ener gy and brains that are raised in this section should be fabricated here to thp permanent prosperity and ed- r - . . vancement of the town ana county and state, and should form a nu'leu for the gathering in of other mater ials and talents and brains, instead of our young men and young women who have something worth while in fViem beine allowed to wander oft in search of the stimulus which they need to make full-rounded, usetui It is time for Columbus men to r,Kor,r1nn whatever they have accumu f enmnlacency, selfishness and prosperous ease and to stir up this oldtown to do what Bhe can do, what she should do, and what all the world expects of her and of all other soutn em towns. It is time aH Southern towns, all Southern communities were making good their long-used boast that "The Southern people are the best people on earth." TTow does that boast "stack up Against the fact that towns and states in other se-'tions where half or more than half the population are either foreign born or the children of for eign born parents, are growing richer and greater year by year supplying the world with the goods that it needs, while, by comparison, we get poorert rying to pay for our share of those goods?? Let us make good our boast and do what our ancestry and traditions force upon us r.s obligations. Men of Columbus, men of Missis sippi; yes and women of Columbus and of Mississippi: These are times? for constructive thinking and wilful determined doing on our part For get the failures of the past and face the future with a will to take our share of the world's industry and the rewards of that industry. Shall some writer, seventy-five years from now, visit Columbus and proclaim to the world that this i a peaceful, fleepy old community of moss-backs who refused the opportu nity when it was presented to them during the Great World War, to take their places in the busy activi ties of the day, and preferred to rest quietly in the shade while the great world moved on? CSiroonq) TToeutr LEair (Dorou mid to mo. I will pay you the Highust Market Price T. J. LOCKE, Jr. Wholesale) Qrocor 0000000 000000 0 0 0 SHORT TALKS ON THRIFT 0 0 0 0 C. T. Howertn, A. A M. Col. 0 0 Ufa, Miit. 0 0 0 0000000 000000 THRIFT and tha School Children. Here we are all in school again. The future bankers, farmers, house wives, merchant., financiers, doctors, editors, lawyers, et cetera, are all here in the public spools, college, the high schools, and other institu tions of learning. This is going to be our best year, our most helpful year, really our RIGHT YEAR. All we have learned some good lessons of THRIFT this year. They tell us that kings and presidents and governors, as well as we common folks have been learning to earn and to save. Here is an opportunity for every school child in Mississippi to earn at some good, easy money, ii ne has done anything to teach him thrift this year, or will do it from now on. He is simply to write his story "How I Learned Thrift in 1917," and sub mit it in competition with others of his school, and let it win a CASH PRIZE there. Then send it to Busi ness Division of A. and M. College, and it may win another cash prize here. The bankers in" every town where they have been asked to do so have agreed to duplicate the cash prizes which the College is offering, so that the girl who writes the Best STORY will get $5 at home, and have another chance at $5.00 here. The girl who has the second best will get $3.00 at home. Some cash pries are open to boys. Sixteen dollars in all at your home school. So. our Campaign for "A THRIF TY MISSISSIPPI" is on along this line. We want every child in the state to tompete for these prizes. Ask your teacher how you can get in the game. Jewish Armlae Conscripted On the approach of an enemy the Jewish army was recruited by a cou scrlption made from the tribes under tne direction of a mnstermaster, by whom also the officers were appointed. The army was divided Into thousands and hundreds under their respective captains (Numbers 81 : 20 :14 ; NuuibeBS 2:34; II CuroDlcles 25:5; 2802J. 00000000000000000 0 0 0 LUKE M'LUKE SAYS 0 0 000000000000000000 Birmingham Age-Herald. The difference between an aborigi nal Red Man and a modern white man is that when the modern white man attempts to smoke the pipe of peace his wife declares war because he spills ashes on the rugs. Ever notice that the man who can't get rid of his cold can always give you about a dozen sure cures for a cold? Nearly every first born in a family has ocfcsion to feel ashamed of his full name. This is? because the young mother is romantic and . names the first boy like a string of Pullman cars. The boys who come later on are not so much of a novelty and are plain Bills and Jims and Jacks. A single woman believes what she wants to. A married woman believes what she has? to. Lloyd's will insure you against anything else in the world, but it won't insure you against an unhappy marriage. Lloyd's in business to make money, riot to lose it. Why is it that the good and pure man who is always singing about his happy home in Heaven and denounc ing this sinful world is anxious to live on this old earth as long as he possi bly can? What has become of the old-fashioned 1916 model automobile. When you get in bad don't hunt for sympathy. You will be about as popular as the smallpox, and the fel lows who pretend to sympathize with you are inwardly saying: "Serves you right." You may have noticed that the lad who has plenty of cheek also has plenty of chin to go with it. There never was a married woman who didn't believe that if her hus band had to be some other woman s husband for a few weeks he would appreciate "her more. It doesnt hurt to l honest and tell the truth once in a while. , The reason why it makes you mad to be dunned is because you know you owe the money. Catarrh of Stomach Made WcH By Perunau My Sitter Also Cured By PE-RU-NA Mrs. Mary Fonnell, R. f. D. , Po mona, Missouri, writes: "I wish to say a few words In tha praiss of Peruna. I hare used It with good resulta for cramps In tbo stomach. Also found It the vary thlnj for catarrh of the head. My latter was cured of catarrh of stom ach by the use of Peruna.'' Mrs. E. T. Chomer, 69 East 42nd St., Chicago, III., says: "Manalin best laxative on the market for liver and bowels, very good for Indigestion and heart burn. Those who object to liquid medi cines can secure Peruna tablets. MPS- 0000000 000000 0 0 ABOUT M1SS1SSIPPIANS. 0 0 0000000 000 000 The following stories regarding two prominent Mississippians are ex cepted from a column of gos3ip con cerning prominent men recently sent out from Washington : Former Senator Martine, of New Jersey, speaks with a deep-down voice like an echo from a hollow. Senator John Sharp WilKams, on the other hand, has a strange drawl that borders almost upon a whine. One afternoon these two senators began to twit each other about their voices. Said Martine to Williams: "John, when, you speak, it seems like a child crying in the ' wilderness a good deal. I imagine, like Moses when he was found by Pharaoh's daughter." Whereupon Williams retorted: "Anyhow, I haven't got one of those sepulchral voices like a well digger. When you talk it always makes me think of a voice from the grave. Congressman "Zeke" Candler, of Mississippi, always carries two watches. Nobody knows why he does it, and he does not like to talk about it. Whether one watch is sun time and the other standard time, or whether they both start together and are supposed to check up each other nobody fan find - out Candler al ways looks af whichever , watch he consults in a furitive manner, as if he did not care to have anybody else see what he sees. Reduced Round Trip Fares Meridian, Miss. Via Mobile & Ohio R. it. '-Account Mississippi-Alabama Fair Tickels on sale October 14th to 20th, inclusiver with final return limit o? October 22nd, 1917. Ask.your Ticket Agent. C. RUDOLPH, Gen. Passenger Agent. S fell IP rmsx 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. 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