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v. . 1 nnnnnnr wv ir rxtf -f Semi-Weekly, $3.00 Per .Year. VOL XX1VNO. 81. COLUMBUS, MISS., SUNDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 21, 1917. LONG SESSION OF W. C. T. U. COMES TO END LOCAL GOOD ROADS BOOSTERS ACHIEVE Allli BIG VICTORY FINE PROGRESS BEING MADE IN BOND CAMPAIGN The Liberty Bell s Message to You! CITY ELECTION WILL BE HELD HERE TUESDAY COUNCILMAN FROM THE FOURTH WARD WILL SUCCEED IN SECURING THE GREAT BURLINGTON HIGHWAY. WILL TR.i.TEHSE COLUMBUS Several Prominent Columbiana Attend Meeting Held at Corinth. T. J. LOCKE, JR., IS VICE-PRESIDENT Speeches are Delivered by Messrs. John F. Frierson and W. H. Carter. Enthujed over their success in se curing the Jackson Highway and over . benefits that have re sulted thereform, local good roads boosters last week went out after another great automobile thorough fare, the Burlington Highway, which is to extend from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexkto, and "brought home the bacon," having been instru mental in securing, at a meeting held in Corinth Friday, the official adop tion of the route on which Columbus is located. The tentative routes through Missis sippi were proposed, one going by Aberdeen, Columbus and Meridian and the other by .Louisville, Koscius ko and Ackerman, and after a lengthy discussion which was participated in y Srjwt?8 of both routes, the i Jwry .hich : traversee Columbus ieriia;jhi:Uonroe and Lauderdale counties was adopted. ,: The committee which represented Columbus at the meeting held in Co rinth Friday was headed by lfon. D. B. McClanahan," mayor of the tfty, and included Hon. T. J. Locke, Jr., a member of the Lowndes County High way Commission; I. L. Gaston, presi dent of the local Chamber of Com merce; Messrs. Battle Bell, W. B. Harrington, J. F. Frierson, J. H. Brickell and W. H. Carter. Addresses in support of the claims of the local route were delivered by Mr. Carter and Mr. Frierson, while arguments in the same behalf were presented by Vepresentatives of Aberdeen and Me ridian. " Hon. T. J. Locke, Jr., was honored by being named as vice-president for Lowndes county. Thehonor was most worthily bestowed as Mr. Locke has for many years past been an enthu siastic booster for good roads and was instrumental not only in securing the Jackson Highway but in bringing about a material improvement in the condition of public roads throughout the county. High Masonic Degree Given Mr. Carson. At the annual meeting of the Thirty-third Degree Masonic Council re cently held in Washington the thirty third degree was conferred upon Mr. R. A. Carson, of this city, he having been one of five Mississinpians thus honored. " Mr. f ar.:?n has long been promi nent in Masonic circles in this section and is a former Grand Master of the the Mississippi Grand Lodge. He has now reached the Ultima Thule of Masonary, as thirty-third is the highest degree which the order con fers upon any of its members. Marriage Last Evening. . Mr. Earl Lollar and Miss Johnnie Lee Tanksley, a young couple of this city, were quietly married at 7 o'clock last night at the Central Methodist parsonage, the ceremony having" been performed by Rev. W. V. Shearer. - . Rev. Beeiey to Preach. Bev. J. H. Boosey, of Meridian, will hold servi .fes in St. Paul's Epis copal church, this evening at 7:30 O'clock, to which the public is cor dially invited. Mrs. H. C. Terrell, Mrs. Evans and Mrs. Johnson, of West Point, spent Thursday with Mrs. R. C. "etts. Mrs. Betts accompanied them home and will visit in West Point The numerous friends of Col. W. D. Kumptiries regret U learn tf fcis illness the past ten days, but hope to soon see him on the streets again. AMERICAN SHIP IS SUNK BY GERMANS MISSISSIPPI BOY AMONG 70 WHO LOST LIVES ON THE TRANSPORT ANTILLES. . Washington, Oct. 20. The Ameri can army transport Antillehomeward bound under convoy, was torpedoed in the war zone on Wednesday. About 70 men are missing and probably lost. All the army and navy offices aboard and the ship's master were among tho 167 survivors? The miss ing are members of the rrew. three civilian engineers, some enlisted men of tfie navy and 1116 or 33 soldiers returning home for various reason. Neither the submarine nor the tor pedo was seen, and the transport, hit squarely amidship, sank in five min utes. , . This tragedy of the sea, the first 'n which an American ship engaged in war duty has been lost, is the first of its magnitude to bring home to the people of the United States the rigors of the war in which they have engaged against Germany. It carries the larg est casualty list of the war so far of American lives and marks the first success of German submarine attacks on American transports. That the loss of life was not greater is due to the safeguards with which the navy has surrounded the trans port service, and the quick rescue work of the oonvoying warships. The following enlisted naval per sonnel were lost: , "E. L. KIMZEY, seaman, second Class; next of kin, Thomas M. Kimzey, father, Water Valley, Miss. "J. W. HUNT, "seaman, second class; next of kin, Isaac Hunt, father, Mountain Grove, Mo., Route No. 2, Bob 44. "C. L. AUSBURN, radio electri cian, first class; next of kin, R. Aus burn, brother, 2800 Louisiana Ave nue,. New Orleans, La. 'H. F. WATSON1, radio electrician, third class; next of kin, Mrs. W. L. Seger, mother, Rutland, Mass. "There were about 33 of tlu? army enlisted personnel on board, of whom 17 were saved. The names of the miss ing of the army enlisted personnel and of the merchant crew of the ship can not be given until the muster roll in France of those on board has been consulted. As soon as the department is in receipt of further details con cerning the 'iflsunlties they will be made public immediately." County Has Full Quota. "Unless the district board reverses us in more instances than I think they will," said J. R. Randle, secretafy of the local exemption board, the past week, "Lowndes county has secured her full quota of recruits for the national army, and I don't believe we will be forced to call any more reg istrants before us for examination." Lowndes county's quota is 151 men, with an additional 10 per cent as an allowance for rejections after the registrants have been sent to camp, and the local board has already certi fied 175 dtizens as being qualified for service. In order to secure the county's full quota it was necessary for the board to issue four separate calls for registrants. The total num ber of men embraced in these calls was 605, but something like 100 fail ed to appear, and only about 500 were actually examined. "The local hoard," said Mr. Ran dle, "is very well satisfied with its record. The district board has re versed us only twice, in both in stances granting claims for exemp tion which we refused to allow, and not a single man sent to Camp Pike, which is the destination of local reg istrants, has been turned down by the examining physicians of Une Sam's army."' v - s Mr.. J. M. Lowe Dies. After suffering for a long time with general paralysis, Mr. John M. Lowe, who was 68 years of age, died at his home west of the city Tues day night at 11;25 o'clock. His re mains were taken to Egger cemetery for interment, which took place Thursday aftrnoon at 1 o'clock. Mr. Lowe had for some time past been bridge-keeper of the county ItlJfcte over the Tombigtcs river, He is survived by his wife and several granddhildren. ANNUAL CONVENTION UN USUALLY PLEASANT AND PROFITABLE. DELEGATES NAMED Ladies Who Are to Represent Organization at National Convention Selected. After one of the longest, most pro fitable and most pleasant sessions m its history, the Mississippi Woman's Christian Temperance Union, which began its thirty-fourth annual con vention here Monday, adjourned Thursday. The most important busi ness taken up at the final session, whichas held at the First Baptist church Thursday morning, was the selection of delegates to the national convention, which meets at Washing ton, D. C, in December. Miss Lena Wallace, of Port Gibson and Miss Lucy White, of Starkville, were named as delegates', while Mrs. A. F. Young, of Corinth, Mrs. Maggie Jones, of Corinth, and Mrs. Frank Dille, of Starkville, were selected as alternates. Another important matter to come before the meeting for consideration j-was the selection of a city in which to nold the 1918 convention, b,ut after discussing the matter at some length it was decided to leave this question to the executive committee to decide. This plan was adopted last year and proved to be eminently satisfactory, as it gave officers of the organization ampletime in which to consider invi tations from the various cities and to decide which was the best place to hold the eonveiitioni ;Tne -two most prominent towns being considered aro West Point and Blue Mountain, and the next meeting will probably be in one or the other of these places. A pleasing feature of the Thurs day morning session was the intro duction to the ladies of tho conven tion of Master Macy Windham, a !2 yearoM lad of this city, who recent ly drew an anti-cigarette poster typi fying "The Seven Ages of the Cigarette Fiend." The drawing was exhibited to the members of the con vention and was highly complimented by them. . The convention here was heartily enjoyed, and nothing brought more pleasure to the delegates than their visit to the Industrial Institute and College. They were favorably im pressed with the great work which is being carried on at this splendid in stitution and at once realized the need for additional facilities. A campaign to secure new buildings for the insti tution is now in progress, and it is believed that every member of the visiting delegation will prove an en thusiastic booster in behalf of this. most laudable undertaking. Just before leaving here Friday morning, the newly ek'ted officers of the union sent a telegram to Gov ernor Bilbo alleging that the prohi bition laws of the state are being violated by the express companies and urging him to take steps to stop these violations. The telegram was dictated by Miss Madge Montgomery, the newly elected president, just be fore she left for her home in Stark ville Friday and was officially sign ed not only by her but by Miss Juliet Featherston, of Port Gibson, the newly elected recording secretary. The telegram follows: "Gov. T. G. Bilbo, Jackson, Miss., The Woman's Christian Temper ance Union of Mississippi, in session at Columbus, respectfully desires to call you attention to the fact that express companies are delivering li quors within the state, and plead that you will make Investigation of same looking to the enforcement of the bone-dry law. (Signed.) Madge Montgomery. Pres. Juliet Featherston, Recording Secretary." Before leaving Columbus Friday, Miss Montgomery, the newly elected president, announced the appointment of the following committees for the ensuing year: . Anti-nacortic Miss May Russell, Port Gibson. - Christian citizenship Mrs. J. R. Laws, Columbus. Evangelistic Mrs! Mary Ervin, Columbus, Mrs. W. L. Fant, Boone ville. Flower mission Mrs. Maude Bun- 6 HELP SOUND THE TOCSIN OF LIBERTY AROUND THE WORLD! HULL NOW HEADS COUNTY TEACHERS ELECTED PRESIDENT OF ASSO- CIATION AT MEETING HELD YESTERDAY. Prof. B. G.'HttiTruvSple of Rural1 Hill school, was elected president of the Lowndes County Teachers' Asso ciation, at a meeting of the members held at the court house yesterday morning at 11 o'clock. Hon. P. W. Maer appeared before the association in the interest of the Liberty Loan. Mr. Warren M. Cox Was also present' and spoke on "Food Conservation.", The teachers present all pledged themselves to do all in their power to aid in the sale of Liberty Bonds and in the saving of food. Other routine business was transacted. Th next meeting of the association will be held on November 21 at 1 :30 o'clock at the court house. Small Fir Yesterday. The firemen were called to a house oceupied by a negress on South Ninth street about 12:45 o'clock yesterday afternoon. The blaze, which was n small roof fire, was quickly extin guished. Tho loss was Covered by in surance. tin, Starkville. Literature Mrs. J. I.. Feathor ston, Port Gibson. Mercy Mrs. M. E. Patterson, Co lumbus. Medal Contest Mrs. Sidney Rod gers. Prisons and Reformatories Mrs. L. P. Brown, Meridian. Press and Union Signal reporter Mrs. E. P. Wilkinson, Columbus. Purity Mrs. J. E. Brown, Blue Mountain. Mothers' meetings Mrs. Emma Branstate. Sabbath observance Mrs. .1. E. Tinsley, Newton. Scientific temperance instruction Mrs. George Gillespie. Starkville. Social meetings and red letter days Mrs. Minnie Watkins, Hatties burg. - Soldiers and sailors Mrs. Jennie Standifer, Culfport. State and national papers- -Mrs. Clyde Hall, New Albany. Sunday schools.Mrs. Helen Wood- jward, Starkville. Work among colored people Mrs. Adelaide Johrfson, West Point. Legislation Miss Madge L. Mont gomery, Starkville. Chairman; asso ciate member, Mrs, Dunbar Rowland, Ja'lcson. , The following resolutions were adopted: "The Woman's Christian Temper ance Union of Mississippi, assembled in this the thirty-fourth convention, with grateful - hearts hereby acknowledege our dependence upon God and to Him render thanks for His great bt!" hrnnpb'MTt thin trying year, for divine guidance and for the wonderful advance in the HIGHER POSTAGE RATES COMING UNCLE SAM WILL SOON BEGIN TO CHARGE 3 CENTS ON EACH LETTER. Some sagacious t.tat Jhfltan i Mt id to have once made a remark to the ef- fact that "While many people talk too much, it is often better to spout hot air than to write letters; for the fact that "While many people talk documentary evidence rMti) not be refuted." It is probable that many citizens throughout the country have recently decided to accept the advice of the above quoted savant, and will in future do less writing; for on and after November 2 Uncle Sam will increase the pontage rates on letters from two to three cents each. The increase was provided for in the war revenue bill rtvfcntly passed by Congress, and the money accruing therefrom will go to the fund which it is necessary to expend in order to subdue tho German Kaiser and his beligerent forces." The government i now having a large quantity of three-cent .stamps made, and ns soon as they are finish ed every postoffice throughout the country will be furnished a full sup p'y. In the meantime, commencing November 2, patrons of the postal service will be forced to attach a "two" and a "one" to each letter mailed. temperance 'tiuse everywhere. "Principles We ' stand for total abstinence for the individual and prohibition for state and nation. We call upon all patriotic citizens to use their best endeavors to promote therie causes, especially during the war, in order to conserve food and morals. "Purity We adopt the Bible standard of purity, the same code of morals for man and woman for its ef forts to establish a white zone around cantonments and camps. We pledge our best efforts to secure lo cal co-operation towards the better ment of .'jnditions surrounding our boys. "We protest against the segrega tion of vice, since it provides for its perpetuation and experience, has shown that it does not. lessen the evil. "Education That we continue to emphasize the enforcement of the 'scientific . temperance instruction' law and to increase effort in medal contests and essay work in the pub lie schools and colleges. "We recommend to our lo-ul unions that they endeavor to secure curfew laws in each town. "We urge a campaign of educa tion against tobacco and cigarettes among the children, and respectfully appeal to Secretary of War Baker not to allow rations of tobacco to be issued to the soldiers. "We rejoice in the progress of the colored branch of our urnunuuUuu (Continued on Page 4) BE NAMED. THREE ASPIRANTS Messrs. W. A. Stepp, E. E. Chappell and J. T. Clardy Seek Office. A special election will be held here Tuesday to name a councilman from the fourth ward to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Hon. D. S. McClanahan, who was recently elected mayor to fill out the unex pired term of the late Hon. W. C. Gunter. There are three candidates in the field, Messrs. W. A. Stepp, E. E. Chappell nnd J. T. Clardy. All these are well known, and the race promises tr. be close. The campaign, however, bus been rather quiet, as the aspirants for office have made no speeches but have confined their activities to individual appeals to voters for sup port. The election wi'I be held at the city hall and will hi' conducted by the following officials R. E Mahon, J. D. Lawrence nnd loniff Kilpatrick, judges; Myrick CoVand L. K. Hutch ett, clerks, Junior-Frenhman Wedding Lit Night The first big social event of the autumn at the Mississippi Industrial Institute and College was the wed ding of the Junior and Freshman classes last night, and tho chapel was crowded with students and Columbus people, who were present to see the marriage of Mji'i Lurah Jlolmau, ()f Corinth, who was this year's bride, to Miss Ethel Loham, of Vicksburg, who represented the Junior class in the person of the groom. The other attendants were: Fresh men, Misses Alice Pate! Starkville; Rebecca McDowell, Meridian; Inez George, Meridian; Quay Cunning hum, Itooneville; Adelide Ilicks, Wi'st Point; Lucy Carter, Columbus; I. ilia Shannon, Grenada; Martha Waugh, Sallis Bernice; Sarpdee, Hattiesburg; Juniors, Misses Iva Ilall Columbia; Fredericks Blanken hip, Durnnt; I.eila May Jones, Bir mingham, Ala.; May Shackleford, Columbus; Bertha Harralson, For rest; Pauline Ham rich, Hickory; Anita Crumpton, Starkville; Wilma Simmons, Pontotoc; Madge Spiva, Louisvile. Miss Curry, of laurel, acted as matron of honor, and Mioses Mary Street, of Ripley, and Carrie F. Morris, of Hattiesburg, were flow er if iris. The wedding march was played by M's) Doris Dickey, of McComb City, and Dr. O. B. Sears, of the College faculty performed the cefemony, which united the classes for the rest of their lives. The maids were beautiful in tarle ton in pajtol shades and carried pink and white Ammos. The groomsmen were in military dress and wor sabres Want Linen, Etc. The housekeepers ofthis' section when making their house cleanings are asked to look oves cloth that thy care to donate to the Red Cross, and send same to the quarters at the City Hall. Any soft musiln can be used for surgical dressing or for "handker chief substitutes." Old table linen or sheets will make good hospital cloth. Old bath towels and linen spreads can be used in pads for surgical dress ings made according to Red Cross specifications. Red Croit Meeting. The annual meeting of the mem bers of the Columbus Red Cross Asso ciation will be held at the City Hall next Wednesday morning at 10:30 Vciock. All members of the chapter and auxiliaries are requested to be present. Mr. W. N. l'uckett has recently been named as chairman of the Red Cross Association for Lowndes coun ty. Mr. T. W. Lewis,- Jr., has returned from a visit to Oxford and Memphis. Mr. D. S. Cox, Sr., has been ill the pant several days. LOCAL SALE OF SECURITIES IS ENTHUIASTICALLY BOOSTED. SPEECHES MADE Chairman Reeves and Hon. P. W. Maer Deliver Addresses at Franklin Academy. The local rhmpaign for the sale of Liberty Loan bonds continues to be waged in a most aggressive manner, and members of the Lowndes County Liberty Loan Committee are deter mined to raise the full amount re quested by the state committee. Up to last night thetotal of Liberty Loan subscriptions in Lowndes county had reached $60,500; but a large ad ditional sum must be secured before the final goal of $415,000 is attained. Crawford has subscribed its full allot ment of $8,500, and loyal citizens there expect to materially increase this amount before the campaign closes. A big open air meeting will he held in the business district Wednesday af ternoon to promote the sale of the bonds. The program for this meeting has not yet been Completed, but will be announced soon. Parker Reeves, cashier of the Mer chants' and Farmers' Bank, who is rrtatfm u n r t (ha 1-ksal onmmiftaa t a a V HUH Irian J l bllV I VS UlllllllVCi liClvT proven himself to be an indefatigable worker and hasbeen tirelessin his ef forts to promote the sale it the se curities. While sub-committees have been appointed for different rural communities, Mr. Reeves has not de pended entirely upon them for re sults, but has visited, ii. B person the most important ouuying towns. Me went to Crawford Saturday, and has also made direct appeals to citizens in other towns throughout his juris diction. The campaign has been carried into the public schools. Mr. Reeves and Hon. P. W. Maer, editor of, the Co lumbus Dispatch having delivered ad dresses at Franklin Academy, while at other schools members of the faculties having been laboring assiduously to interest their pupils in the sale of the bonds. Rtporti Sl of Liberty Bonds. Mrs. H. F. Simrall, county -.hair-man of the Women's Liberty Loan Organization, at the end of the week reported to Mrs. R. L. McLaurin, State Chairman, of Vicksburg, that she had secured subscriptions for ? Liberty Loan Bonds of $50.00 each, and thnt she had mailed out 50 ap plication blanks to ladies in the city and county. Tuesday, Mrs. Simrall will go to Artesia to see the ladies personally; Wednesday, she will spend in Craw ford; on Thursday, go to Caledonia and meet the ladies of that vicinity. She is in receipt of a letter of sug gestions of how "we women can do much to influence public opinion, and during this week when we are putting forth every effort Uo in crease the total subscription of our own communities. We must leave a stronger feeling of Americanism." Mr. Jo. Donoghue Return. People of Columbus are giving Mr. Joseph Donoghue a cordial welcome back to Columbus. Mr. Donoghue, with his family left Columbus a num ber of years ago for New York, and for some time past has resided on Long Island. He expects to have his family return to Columbus within the next few weeks and his daugh ters will attend I. I. and C. Canvas For Bond. The S. A. C. W., of the Industrial Institute and College, under the lead ership of Misses Emeth JuKle and Ellen Crawford, members of the faculty, are ''anvassing the institu tion in an effort to place as many Liberty Bonds as possible. Both the faculty and students are buying gen erously. Messrs. II. H. Gunter, M. V. Fri day and S. B. Johnston have returned from McCoy's Lake, in the delta, where they enjoyed fishing for ten days. Mr. W. Ryland Prowell, who is now living at Hollywood,' is spending several days in Culuuiutii OH bur.-, ness.