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THE COLUMBUS COMMERCIAL fordto Pe,11Ie thcir products from house to hour ; l.ut if
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Entere.1 at rostoffire in Columbui, Mis., ns seeond-class
itiar.ay or Sdituay, one .,e.;i
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We are authorized to announce the following candi
date, for councilman of ward 4, at the special election:
A liberal respone is being made in Columbus and th?
contiguous territory to Uncle Sam's All for cash, and iai
sale of Liberty Loan bonds is progressing in a most .satis
factory manner.
Not only are individuals and corporations coming to
.:.i r u .rAVBrnmpnt in its time of need but local
fraternal organizations are also responding to the call
Columbus Lodge No. 555, Benevolent Protective Order of
Elks, having bought bonds in the amount of $500, whi
Tombigbee Lodge No. 12, Knights of Pythias, Masonic
Lodge and other orders have made purchases.
The gratifying demand for the bonds here is large'
due to the splendid work on the part of Mr. 1-arker
Reeves, Chairman of the Lowndes County Libert-Uan
Committee. Mr. Reeves has worked faithfululy, intelli
gently and ceasely to promote the local snle of the se
curities, and his efforts in this direction are being
crowned with the most magnificient results.
' bj fAt M m M
Almost everywhere one goes groups of both men a.t.l
women may be found engaged in discussing the present
high cost of 'living, and, after having devoted a great ileal
of thought to the matter, the .Commercial has reached the
conclusion that'the establishment of a public market here
would result in a considerable saving to local citizens.
The plan has been introduced in many cities through
out the country since prices of foodstuffs begun to soar a
few year's ago, and everywhere thi.t it has been tried has
been most successful. The chief object in establishing
public markets is to bring producer and consumer in di
rect tou-h with each other, thus cutting out the middle
man and eliminating his profits; so the saving result
from an arrangement of this character is apparant at a
No great outlay of cash would be required to estab
lish a public market here, as the city already has a muni
cipal camp lot which is maintained for the benefit o
farmers who come in from contiguous rural districts, and
a portion of this lot could easily be used lor the purpose
in view. The 'amp lot has sheds cn four sides, with an
open terrain in the center, and th s space could readily
be utilized as a market place. Of course it would be
necessary to clean it up a bit, as we would not want local
housewives to buy vegetables and other produce in a
place where there was even a suggestion of filth; but this
could be easily done, and the city authorities, by placing a
-eliable man in charge of the establishment, would be auV
to assure the people that they could always find it in a
wholesome and thoroughly sanitary condition.
The establishment of a public market in Columbus
would not only result in a saving to lo4tl housewives but
would also prove beneficial to farmers living in the terri
tory contiguous to the city. Many of these farmers have
followed a policy of diversification this year, and hive
on hand vegetables and other products which they fre
quently find it difficult to dispose of. When they visit
Columbus they are generally pretty busy, and can not it-
j ily disposed of, and the resultant saving of time
money would iieerue beneficially to both reller and buy.'r,
Hegarrling the marketing problem whk'h fad's the
people oi th.) South, the Alabama ?Iarkels Journal recent-
fly pub'iahed an interesting article, from which the follow
ing pnnraphs are excerpted;
Vlie fr.rmers occupy a peculiarly strategic posi
t on in the commercial world just now. The demand
for farm products has increased enormously since
the war begun, and this means that prices ought to
incrcpso propottionately. Farmers are entitled to the
increase in profit involved in the great in Yease in
demand for their products at the present time; but
it is not going to be graciously handed to him. No,
this is not the way of the business world. They must
demand their rightful profit and this can only be
done by careful storage and marketing.
Marketing is a great business within itself and
in all of ita avenues the farmers meet with organized
opposition. Since they are not organized, theirs i
the s:td fate that weakness always experiences when
it encounters strength. It is by a careful and scien
tific management of the problem of marketing that
our great corporations, thy Standard Oil Company, .
The Steel Trust, the Tobr.eeo, the Sugar Trust, and
the rest, hae made their millions. It is Kn'y'by a
thoughtful solution of the problem that farmers can
avail themselves of the real demands of the market
from time to time. It is folly to produce for the
market unless you are prepared to play the game of
f f '" i f
Collier's Weekly, whMi recently showed its disposi
tion to entirely disregard all accepted standards of jour
nalism by sending Julian Street through the South to
write up stories which seriously reflected upon the intelli
gence of its people, has again demonstrated that it holds
peculiar ideas regarding the ethics of the profession b
nenuing King l.ardner, well known writer ot naseo.iii
j urn.; of a slangy nature, to France for the purpose e.f
writing up life in the trenches from a humorus viewpoint.
Warfare is one of the most serious undertakings ever
indulged in by mankind, and how a journal, especially one
Vhich claims so much dignity as is claimed by Collier's
Weekly, can see its way '.ear to make sport of such a
3olemn and such a dangerous proceedure is beyond our
The action of the editors of Collier's Weekly in
sending Lp.rdner abroad to write a series of funny stories
about the war is just about as consistent as it would be
fur church ortrnnist. to rdiiv "A Hot Time ir. the Old
Town Tonight" while a funeral service was in progress
Tie paper has been freely criticised for its shortsighted
ness, several leading journals having severely condemned
The United States must how con
tribute her part in treasure and men.
Already our national Congress has
appropriated nearly $20,000,000,000.
for war purposes during the first
year. The estimated expenditure for
the second year will approximate
$50,000,000,000.00. Where is all
this money to Vme from? Who is to
pay it? Gc-nerations yet unborn will!
be paying this debt. But that i not
all. We must send our boys to the
front. Northern boys and Southern
boys your' relatives and mine to
meet their sad fate. What mixed
feelings of joy and sorrow must fill
their breasts as they go forth, llouy
ed by the excitement of war, by the
love of their country, by the ho.ie of
winning distinction and promotion on
the battlefield, in defending the hon
or of their native soil, they are lead
onward into battle; then, when called
upon to make the supreme sacrifice
of life itself thoughts of home and
boyhood days, of loved ones, of, fath
er, mother, sister and brother come
back to their minds. And soon, too
soon it is all over.
How must that father feel, who for
more than twenty years has labored
and worked for that boy, has Sacri
ficed himself , for his sons welfare;!
has planned his son's education, that
the boy may be a useful citizen of
service and honor to his state; how
his whole ambitions for the future lie
centered in that boy and are wrapped
up in that boy's career and that boy
is the best monument that the father1
can leave to his state; but now he
has to give him up, see him go, and
leave it all, just as he enters his life's
career. .
How must that mother feel who has
rtireful'.y watched over her boy all
the days of his life, in sickness and
in health, from the time when he was
an infant lying on her lap, his baby
eyes, reflecting the essence of inno
cence, looking up to her, and listen
ing to kind words spoken gently, as
only a mother can speak, and, in
tonus so tender that a baby can un
derstand; how every incident of his
life comes back to memory even the
times, in the early spring, when he
would pick little wild flowers on the
lawn and bring them to mother. At
its action. night she would sit by his table and
Co liei's Weekly, like other publications of vsrio-'.n read little fairy stories to him and
' heln him with his little lessons for the
l'IJHiUV;ier lIllUUKIIVUfa HIC nvini, lt, ' mj -.' .v.. .....v .
. , ' . , , ... ' . ii j . t ' next day at school and how she has
pie to be taken in good faith, continually endeavoring to " ' . ,.
, 1 watched, with increasing interest, his
hv-reiwe its subscription list; but unless there w a ra.ueal ,n ,nd whcn he goe8
charge in its policies at no very distant date we ne'ievr- off (o coj!effe em.h month would get
The following is excerpted from a'
vplcndid address recently delivered by
Vr 11. M. Walker, at the A. and J.I.'
College, on the subject: "A Disturb-!
ing Element in the Parliament of'
Nations:" I
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This advertisement was generously donated by Mr. Jesse P. Wood
ward, a wide-awake local insurance man. ,
that its patronage,
instead of increasing, will begin to t)lc, co11ege reports to see that her boy
was measuring up to the expe tations
. n it n, land ambitions of his father; and
, after all, when it is finished, and her
In n recent jssue of the Birmingham News Miss Jud.v
Brown, who is a daily contributor to the columns: of that
boy has come home with honors won
and is ready for his Tfe's work all
bright and prosperous lying out be
C.i.,-. I,;. ii Iknn in Vinvo him I'D to a
most excellent journal, has an article in which she direct. fOTe. .n & countryj
attention to the flimsy character of the stories now aD- am, ther(1 t0 b(? man!?ied w
n.nfimr Imi h i"n vHrinus mneaziiics and in book form, nnd nn(i 1U11 and while lying there all
K " . .....
,ianl.;n tl..t ib.v are not onlv illogical but poorly eon- wounded to death, h:s life blood too
structed and in no way worth the time thst h required to in awuy;-blood of your blood flesh
, of your flesh, life of your lite
read them. burning with fever and delirious with
We heartily concur with Mis Kiown in this-opinion; h(l cril.g out ln h-l8 delirium for
for although we have during the past summer read two rH)(i,er. Oh! Mother; but no moth
Lnmvn weeklies and at least half a dozen inonth'y er's ears are near to hear his plain
publications with sedulous regularity, we could count all t;ve cry. O God, if it be possib'e, if
1 ... , . . , it be Thy will, let that cup pass from
the real y meritorious stories win nave mti ui .-.-
. . .. . , .... .i i ii.. l,s-
the linger on one hami. in lact, ai.oui me mn Rut lhe wa, fl()U(, wi, p.m way
worth-while fiction that one sees these days are the yarns rj.)(( worj )1US reCovered from, ser
which Irvin Cobb writes about his old friend, Judge jou8 shocks before and it will recover
.u..f ..-i Mh rnl.l, hornm'e so wealthy that it is again from this terrible calamity
' L, u n, WK.. hi, mn insn!r,s When peace has been declared, order
necessa.y .i ' ' . stored, and Christian-ty ha spread
him, and that doesn t seem to be very ouen. ht.r white wimT8 0 i0Ve, and liberty
For a long time we admired rather extravagantly tin? , sUi.t.. anj brotherly kindness
writinirs of Charles E. Van Loan, but his recent stories over the world once more, then wi
hnv somehow failed to interest us. We don't mean to the world be brought closer together
... ..... L: v.... ,i.,..;.,0,i. i,f fnr manv ver.4 he and in "loser touch, we will all un
say mat in wuiiv una ucirnn.i - , , , ,, ... i ,.,,h
- . . i . , ...... derstand each other better, and work
wrote about the spea.ang urama, n.c. we ... c restoration of a re
most of his recent yarns have related to moving picture v united civilization.
which we abhor. We have read many theatri "al stories Tlun jet us rejoice with heroic
hut it has always seemed to us that Mr. Van Loan's nnr- France, our friend, as she says to
ratives regarding the Globe Theater and its people were her cities:
truer to life than any others which ever came into our- ."And thou Roehelle! our own
ken, and we would like very much to have the pleasuiv' ehelle!
of ncrusimr more of them. We would be glad to again Proud city of the waters,
i h. nf im nnnular magazine our old Again let us rapture adore the names
inrtv in mi- j'"(svp . r - t- 'ill
f.ia.i Frl.lv Holt. Georire Stonefit.hugh. Willie Lord, of all thy mourning daughters
.111.. IV..-, - F f--- ,
.. .... . . .... i u i i Is iVinu wtre eonstnnt in our , oe
Kizzie, Hazel ami the rest ot tne ouiun, ami uuin i"v -
..:, f these uniaue characters will feel i0?""8 ' our J0
impelled to bring them ont from the hiding places i, which For cold and stiff and .till are they,
Wno wrougnt tny wans
fhev are now concea'ed.
The war has brought about many.
changes among nations. Old institu
tions have gone into the discard.;
Customs have changed. Men and!
women have changed even the little
children have changed.
"New ideas of government, econo
mics economy and efficiency have
been born. '
Thousands have given their li,ves
to the war gods homes have been!
devastated, industries ruined sor
row and famine have stalked through
many lands.
All the belligerents have suffered.
Many of them are now on the verge
of exhaustion.
Perhaps Germany and Austria suf
fered most from the pinch of war.
The former we are repeated told has
come to the point of Collapse.
Taking the prisoners of war as ex
amples and a criterion it is said that
Germany's man power i about used
up, so many of the captured Germans
are either very young or very old.
Germany's boasted financial
strength is" diminishing. That its
food supply is woefully inadequate is
well known.
Her industries are inoperative.
Business is ruined. No wonder peace,
proposals are reported to be the out-j
come of Germany's necessity if she
is to save anything from the wreck.
But Germany has a far greater
loss than any of the things we have
She has lost her reputation. She
is a moral bankrupt, having squan
dered her moral assets.
It is now that Germany senses
what she has wasted and when she
has the most need for sympathy and
the "condonation" the pope speak3
of, nobody believes her to bo sincere.
It is this indisputab'e truth whi h
prevents peace,, proposals being met
vith truthfu'ness instead of univer
sal skepticism and suspicion.
Germany is the pariah of the na
tions. Buffalo News.
Copper Reflector
Gas Heaters r.
These heaters are suitable
for any room, "easy and sim
pie to operate. ; We , have aA ; ;
shipment coming! Engage
yours today.
Commercial Dept. Phone 197
modern conveniences.
With men drawn from all classes
and producing a whole that averages
only the fourth grade in education,
one finds hundreds of talented in
dividuals, and all have that ready
ability to learn that is common of the
American people, yet thh does not
ies3en the fa'.'t that Camp Pike is far
above the average home in its ar
rangement, and that the men will
enjoy more real comforts here.
In what home does the man arise
each morning and wash his teeth be
cauhte it is orders? There are still
many men who have not considered
the care of the teeth of special im
portance. They are no longer any
such at Camp Pike; They all do this
each morning and like 't. s
In what home does a man have
cientnl work done the minuts, it is
necessary? They are few and far be
Camp Pike Like Horn.
Little Rock,Ark., Oct 20. "All
.v.- f..i f II II
" Vl t . , J tween, yet at Camp Pike the very in.
i..,8 sounua wcu, uut ..v...c dication of decay puts the man in the
again be what it was to nine out of I chair ,Denta, exan,ination
evi-ry len mtumm vi u,e . frequent( and dentists at the camp
Army undergoing training at oamp . chosen from th begt civilian den
I-- WT Ml 1 i 1
r.Ke. nome wiu nave to per up a tt;j who have entered the wa). ger.
bit to be as attractive as is tne camp
Home will haVe to take on a few
frills, for without slandering the
home, seldom can one be found as
vice. The nose, ear and throat are
watched as fcrefully as the teeth,
and regular eye examinations are
nlcA hoM fcVur rnvilinnu run Afford
orderly or as convenient and modern t be treated bv the 8Deciaii8t8 who
as is Camp Pike. ; are in Unde Sam.8 service at Camp
There are thousands of homes, mil- pikC( but the army boy gets it along
lions of them in the South, that are with hig three gquare meal3 a day,
more luxuriantly furnished than Whftt home Bupplieg Sy blankels
Camp Pike, but none can equal it for . IT. Hom f wi. arAai it
scientific arrangement, or for more.. . over that there thrifty wife laid up her savings in an
I . , , , . , , .;,, old sock. Now she lays away the
? 1 is no blanket so comfortable as that , '
... I same in tne savings nccouni oi ine
useu oy nie nnny.
0 " . n o
a . . : : a
O G. T. How.rton, A. A M. Cel. $
& leg, Mitt. . 3.
8 8 8 . ' . 0. 0. '
"Get acquainted with your neigh
bor, you might like him." That is
certainly good advice. "Get acquaint
ed with your banker, he might like
you" is also mighty good advice. Yes,
get well acquainted with him, for you
might need him. First time you get
any money any real cash, go to the "
bank and deposit it. Get your pass
book and your blank check book,
and learn how to use them. A few
days ago I saw a twelve year old boy
present these books to the cashier
after the bank had closed for the
day, and interestedly inquired "Am I
too late?" The polite ca&fcied said,
"I think we can take care of you,"
and he made the nctessary records
and handed the boy his copy'. There
was happiness all over that boy's
face. Why not? He had a bank ac
count He had at home his blank
check bookt His name was good at
that bank. ,!'A good name is rather
to be chosen than great riches."
Also let me urge that the girls get 1
the bank habit. No man can succeed
financially unless his wife has the
THRIFT HABIT, the bank habit, if
you please, for they are just about
synonymus. Long time are the
A "2 in 1 Shoe Polish" Si mm&e for every
u.c For Black Shoee. "2 in 1 Black"
(paste) and "2 in 1 Black Gmbination
(paste and liquid); for White Shoea,
"2 in 1 White Cake" (cake) and
"2 in 1 White Liquid" (liquid); for
Tan Shoea, "2 in 1 Tan" (paate) and
"2 in 1 Tan Combination (paste and
F. F. D ALLEY CO. of New York, Inc.
Baby Diet.
and M-s J. W. McClain have
heartfe't sympathy "of many
trends in the death of the tar-days'-old
babv, which died at 1
o ccfk Thursday moruin.-f. The re
mains were taken to Bradley. Jl!ss.,
for interment.
WHY NOT Send that friend or
relative at the training . camp The
Saturday Evening Post? By arrange
ment Of the Government, the domes
tic subscription price ($1.50), will
carry it to our soldiers abroad as well
as at hr"" See Jack Senter at orr e.
Phone, 184 or 222. -
WANTED First class bookkeeper
and office men. L. B. Divelbliss.
local bank and the latter is far
more safe than the o'd sock. - Try it,
and if the bank "busts" in Mississippi
I bel'eve the state w'll pay you your
money back. Any how you will lose
far more by NOT having a bank ari
count than you may Jose by having
one. '
M. and O. ScUdubj.
North Bound
106 due .10:20. a. m.
J04 1 due . 4:D7 p. m.
120 ' due "J 11:20 p." m.
122 due 2:05 a. m.
South Bound i
103 due t. .. , 12:15 p.
105 due 5:44 p. .n.
121 due 1:26 a. .
123 due 4:00 a. In.
For further particulars call J. R.
Watson, Passenger and Ticket Agent. ,

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