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Semi-Weekly, $3.00 Per .Year.
OF W. C. T. U.
The Liberty Bell s
Message to You!
Several Prominent Columbiana
Attend Meeting Held at
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.
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.
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
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
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-
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
Mothers' meetings Mrs. Emma
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-
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
"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
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
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
"We protest against the segrega
tion of vice, since it provides for its
perpetuation and experience, has
shown that it does not. lessen the
"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)
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Mr. W. Ryland Prowell, who is
now living at Hollywood,' is spending
several days in Culuuiutii OH bur.-,

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