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J VOL XXIV. NO. 30. CO! tJMIMA MMV. SUNDAY MOMNIN(i, NOVEMflEK II, 'JI7. 3m.Wklr, $J 00 ftt Ye JUDGE CARROLL'dickinson aids TO PRETERMIT MONUMENT FUND I AT A I PAIIDT oMri iiciutav or wad PETITION MAKING THAT REQUEST HAS BEEN CHANTED. DOCKET IS LIGHT No Necessity for Term, Which '"v f"r Columbus, which is the "tfy of hi nativity, by subscribing $2.' to Would Work Harship Upon the fund which in bring rariit to pay P 'off the existing debt on the Confed harmert. j ( fntp ni()ntimpnt ( The monument was erected in Contending that the general in- 1912 hy the Stephen I. Lee Chapter, terest of the community can be con- United Daughters of the Confed served by granting their request,' erncy, the contract price having been members of the Columbus Ear Asso-j $5,000, Of this sum, $700 stl re nation and WW officials have sent! ri.aina due, and whin the second Li to Hon. T. E. Carroll, presiding judge! berty Loan campaign began T. A. of the Sixteenth circuit court dis-i McGahey, president of the Colum trict, a petition requesting him to j bus Marble Works, which concern pretermit the fall term of the circuit' erected the monument, told the conrt for Lowndes county, whkh, ac-j daughters ti nt i( th' would raise cording to the .provisions of the code, $050 he would not only donate the in scheduled to convene in thin city on ' remaining $50 to the organization Monday, November 26. 'but would invest every dollar of the The petition reached Judge Carroll cney paid him in Liberty Loan Friday, and on yesterday a telephone j bonds. They immediately inaugu message statins that he had decided rated a movement to raise the to grant the request was received : money, and Judge Dickinson was here. among those to whom appeals for as- The principal" reason for request- istare were made. His response ing Judge Carroll to pretermit the: vas immediate, a check for $25 hav fhnvt term lies in the fact that local ' ing been sent to Mrs.- B. I.. Owen, farmers are busily engaged in har-j president of the chapter, as soon as vesting the unusually large crops that , the letter reached him. have been made here this season and Although it has been many years that to take them from their work; since Judge Dickinson left Columbus at this time would entail an unneces-' tbe fact that he still retains a great sary hardship. The weather is at' love for the city has been evinced in present ideal for the work of the har! many ways. It was he who induced vesers, and as labor is very scarce President Taft to include Columbus in this section it is important that in the memorable trip which he made the crops be gathered as quickly as n 1909, and he still retains his mem possible, so that when the fall rains srship in the local camp of Con finally set in the abundant products federate veterans, . of the soil will all have been either ( ' marketed or carefully stored away. ' . Under the nroviswns of the code. RED CROSS NOTES. the November court term is primari-1 It is highly gratifying for sup ly for the transaction of civil bus!-, porters of the Red Cross to learn ness. The law., provides that no ; not only how the funds of the organ grand jury shall be impanneled andji.ation ere being expended at home, that only such criminal cases as are already on docket shall be tried. The pretermition of the term will not, therefore, work a hardship upon any defendant in a criminal case, and as there is little civil business docketed no one will be discommoded by the granting of the petition. Mr. Herbert Stanley, of Birming ham spent Friday and Saturday in the city on business. NO TAX LEVY HAS YET BEEN MADE SUPERVISORS WAITNG FOR AS SESSMENT ROLLS TO BE RE TURNED FROM JACKSON. Although state, and county taxes for the current year are now due, the local board of supervisors have not yet been able to fix the levy for Lowndes -county. The board, by or der of the Mississippi State Tax Com mission, some time ago materially in creased assessments on both real and personal property throughout the county, and after this had been done the tax sommission ordered the re vised rolls sent to Jackson for inspec. tion. They have not yet been re turned, and until they rea :8i Columbus it will be impossible for the supervi sors to fix the tax levy. Wanted- Volunteer! For Service in The Red Croi Due to the increasing activities of The American Red Cross in this country, and, particularly in for eign countries, it will be nerfcssary to secure the services of a consider able number of competent non-professional people. ; So far as possible non-professional personnel should "be secured on a volunteer basis. . The secretary of the local chapter i will be glad to file applications for1 service, and furnish blanks to be filled by applicants. Names of vol unteers for work in their own local ity will be recorded at the :)apter office. Applicants for work .in the, United States are to be filed with I the division office at New Orleans.! Applicants for foreign service will be forwarded to the National Head-' qututfia at WfcahiiiKlon. i . 1 Read our advertisements. (ONIKIUUTI 2t 1(1 Tilt. IOCAI. UM)I MAKING, Jmitt Jntt M Pi kittson, h M secretary of war uml-r lrel dent Taft, and who recant! rm prominently before th it -count of the derided stand which h lok (tirinc( Mayor Thump Kin, f ( hlcfijy, h" 1 1 n.tism rsm Mo rpiestion, ha m in evinced hi but uho abroad. In a report recently issued from Red Cross headquarters the work of helping the destitute civilian popu lation if Belgium and Northern France, sent bak to their homes from Germany, is graphically de scribed. "There arrived last week," sayB the report, " a train with Belgian children, 680 of them thin, sickly, alone, all between the ages of four and 12, children of men who refused to work for the Germans and of mothers who let their children go rather than let them starve. They poured off the train, littlo ones cling ing to the oldest ones, girls all cry ing, boys trying to cheer. "They had come all the long way alone. On the platform were the Red Cross workers to meet them, doctors and nurses with ambulances for the little ones waiting outside the station. The children poured out the station, marched along the street shouting, 'Meat, meat, we are going to have meat, to the casino, where they were given a square meal, the first in many months. "Again and again, while they ate, they broke out spontaneously into songs in French against the Germans, songs which they had evidently learn ed in secret. Their little claw-like hands were significant of their un dernourished bodTSs, but the doctor said: 'We have them in hand. A few weeks of feeding will build them up.' " O The Local Chapter announces that beginning with next week, the Work Room will be opened on Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 a. m. until 12:30 p. m. LEROY PERCY WILL BE HERE THIS WEEK Hon. LeRoy Percy, of Greenville,) who is chairman for the state of Missis-j sippi of the committee named to raise J $35,000 for Y. M. C A. war work, vember 15, in behalf of this mosti laudable movement. Mr. Percy is well known through out Mississippi, having been elected ! by the legislature to fill out the un-j expired term of the late Senator A. I J. McLaurin, who died in December,! 1909. He i3 a fluent speaker, and on his appearance here will doubtless be' greeted by a large audience. An oyster supper will be given at the Bell Cafe next Wednesday even-' Uig kt C oVIuci, in Luaor r Sir. ! t.w .,!. . I - t 1 j citizens will be invited. MOLASSES IS TO BE MADE FROM; WATERMELONS' I'LANTS TO lit ESTAIll mi I D AT VAKIOUS SOUTH ERN POINTS. CITY IS AFTER ONE " Effort ii Now C-in Md lo 5rrur Factory tor Co- I inn but. IIn. T. J. Locke, Jr., a member of the l.nwmlcH County Highway Com mission, who has been active not only! in good road work but in promoting the industrial welfare of the com-. munity, is endeavoring to secure for Columbni a factory which will make' ' high grade molasyes from water melons (i. 11. Hollander, general manager of the Ileaslip -Molasses and Sugar . , . . , . . fc.p. .... . ...,; a factory at Pass Christian, Miss., but whose headquarters and general . offices ate in New Orleans, has de-1 veloped a process whereby an excel-J lent quality of molusses can be made from watermelons, and, ac lording to a press dispatch recently sent out from Pass Chhristian, the company in tends to establish plants at several places in different sections of the watermelon belt for the manufacture of syrup. Watermelons are extreme ly grown in the territory con tiguous to Columbus, and Mr. Locke will present the claims of this city to officials of the company with the' view of inducing them to locate onej Dr. Lotoy to be in Columbus, of their proposed plants here. j Dr. Losey, the noted lecturer, will Mr. Hollander, it is claimed, has( be in Columbus on November 15 and thoroughly demonstrated the fact 1C and will lecture in Collefe Chapel, that high grade molasses can be madej Dr. Losey comes not merely to lec from watermelons. He first tested j ture, but he comeB bearing to us a out tne value oi tne melons as syrup , producers and" finally avolved a pro cess Tor manufacturing two grades of molasses, one a dark variety and the other bleached. Experts deelar-l ed both varieties to be exceptionally j high in quality. j Tests were then made with the by-( products of the watermelons, and, processes worked out for the mnnu focture of vinegar from ihe crushed meat of the melons an for m.l;ing cattle feed from the seed and tin rind. The whole melon will, there fore, be consumed and nothing will be allowed to go to waste. Some of the finest watermelons that the South produces are grown in this immediate section, and Mr. Locke thinks that Columbus stand a fine chance to secure one of th proposed plants. GOV. BILBO SUFFERS GASOLINE BURN MATCH WAS THROWN INTO AUTOMOBILE TANK AND EXPLOSION FOLLOWS. Biloxi, Nov. 10. Governor Bilbo was seriously burned at his home at ropularville, Thursday night, ac cording to information received here. The actdent was the result of drop ping a lighted match in the gasoline tank of his automobije, the gasoline exploding and burning his face, arms and che3t. The governor is confined to his bed asa result of .his burjis and it is feared he may not be able to be out for several weeks. OHIO PROHIBITION VOTE STILL VERY CLOSE Columbus, Ohio., Nov. 10. Wets and drys sped down the home stretch today in one of the greatest state wide elections ever staged. At 9 a. m. Secretary of State Ful ton's tabulation, including official re turns from 70 of the 88 counties and allowing for errors favoring the weta in Hamilton county, gave the wet forces a narrow lead of 189 votes. The count at that hour, using the un-official returns from 18 counties was: Wets, 521,446; drys, 521,257. THIS WEEK'S WEATHER. The weather bureau yesterday is sued the following forecast for this week: For South Atlantic and East Gulf States: Fair weather with moderate temperatures. Mr. Geoifce Ilciriott, of iIiouiet. Ill, spent several days the past week in Columbus on business. electric signs MUST BE DIMMED OVfftNMINf Hur liPUtH rnovu.nr, row coNr VAll.tH (il ( I'Mf Nt, V kahingtoii, N'r.v (i ...7h f t,v rfimnt'ii mo townr I iimi rm'irtf nftn t.fxif indtutri lo h ril w n-miK fridny nifht in an! irorr nv ir.f mm mlm.nxtration. bmitmtf the ihp df funl fur plv ,r,c 7:4ft nh tl r,'i(,ck p, m, v,,t f,f nlh'r Industrie w. til be f f"red by j-riiihir mdert (hut will be ;,.,) aM Hum ((.fni.ltie , --,. f'cat!n Is M.ide. Faced by' the renliziitmn that mnl production annt kei p pace with the prcpent rate of contnunplon, the fuel a In inisration h ready, if necessary, to guarantee nupphe only for do- niestir users and industries either canary in 'induct of the war or ; vital to the public. It Is estim.nled that the limiting of ,., , . electric advertising to three and quarter hours each nipht will save T0 per cent of the fuel now used in maintaining the fn tint light ,,, . V t v . .. ,, i Hroauwny in .New i ork city end hun- ,e?s fHmou8 thorouRhfnr0s towns throi'i'hout the country. In a statement accompanying Friday's or- ,1, ::..,,' , i . , der the intention is carried that it may become necessary to e immate; i electric signs altogether. I Exception was made In the order! , for signs maintained by small mer- ; '"hants for -die purpose of directing I the public t'i the'r places of bu'nc--. ; If these art! not of an unreasonable Dl'ln ,1 a.. ...HI I. u .. I ri.c i-iic.y , i uc purimueu lo con-! i tinue lighted while the establishments! : are open Tor business," but must be ! dark with the closing of the shops special roe- a message rerard- inir the warJ- As Dr. Losey has been lending his aid in the patriotic cam paign being waged in New York, he comes to us full of enthusiasm and "pep," We feel that his message will be one of personal assistance for all. In accordance with the civil upheavel of the times. Dr. Losov has selected a very appropriate program. He will read Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" and several war poems. He will also read Dicken's "Christmas Carol," thereby sh owing that the true spirit of Christinas the spirit of sac rifice and giving should be" in ovi dervte at such a time as this. Many have heard Dr. Losey before, and to them a mere announcement of his coming is sufficient. Others have not had the pleasure of hearing Dr. Losey, and to them we want to say that they will miss a real treat if they do not attend his lectures. REQUESTS NOT GRANTED. Following the action of local police in asking the city council to raise tin salaries, members of the fire depart ment have taken similar action a re quest for a raise having been pre sented at a meeting of the council Tuesday night. The council, how ever, did not give the petitions favo. able consideration, both having been tabled. The council named Mr. Ray Waters as assistant engineer at the citj waterworks to fill the vacancy caus ed by the resignation of Mr. J. C. Arnold, who has recently joined Unci? Sam's fighting forces, Anita Stewart in "Tbe Combat' Tha Prinra Mnndav The attraction at the Princess for!.hhve mu the record 8tanJs' as t oU Monday, 12th, Is "The Combat," a' society drama, produ'-Vd by the Vita graph Company, and starringthe well known photoplay favorite Anita Stewart. It is a clever story, and affords every opportunity for the display of fashiorfable gowns and beautiful set tings. The admission is 10 and 15 cents. CANNOT GET WHISKEY ON PAkrF Qirif PI FA Wnu, L ! ' i Jackson, Miss., Nov. 10. Missis- j sippi's present bone-dry condition is going to be dryer. The Southern Ex press company has notified Attorney General Ross Ccilllins that no more liquor will ba delivered in Mississippi marked "for medicinal purposes" un less the shipment bears an affidavit from a reputable physician. This will bring to an end a prac tice that has become common in re cent months of ordering whiskey from iiUge auppi hout Mlid bavin it la- beled "for medicinal purposes" as' camouflage. ' COMMITTEE TO RAISE FUNDS FOR WAR WORK CHAMUEK Of COMMERCE AND CIVIC LEAGUE WILL COOPERATE. tf l OA A It' TUP Mkt $l,VV ID I fin liUAL Mr. V. H. Imf Chttirmtn Co;Viniit,r Nnrinl to U Thii Sum. Mr. George I Money, represent ing tbe War nnd Navy Department' Commissions on Training Camp Ac tivities wan here Friday, and deliv ered an address at the Chamber .-f Commerce, and Lowndes county in the interest of the work in which lie i enraged. Mr, Money asked I.ownde-: county to contribute $1,-00 to th Mud whiih i being raise. I tn carrv ! "ut the w.rk of the organiitation with , . , . , , . , " . . J-"l niittees from the Chamber of Com- j merce and the Ladies' Civic I.eni tie i were appointed 10 unueriaKP mo insk, , . i . i . ., . , ii. . inn--', uusiiicss manager cu .,, n. , ..-..u . I uic i u-iiuiuus i!Mp;iu'ii, iiHvnig oeen named as clurrmnn of this commit tee. Tbe object of the commission which Mr. Money represents is to es tablish a closer relationship between Foldiers and civilians. A soldier cm be made or unmade by the character i or tne Training camp environment. ! and to regulate eonditons in -"amp j communities so as to conserve the vigor and spirit of the young man hood of the country, which is to repre sent America on the battle front of Europe, is one of the principal aims being sought. Broadly speaking, the work to be accomplished will be such a program as the following: a. creating ant maintains strong committee in each of the camp communities, with many auxiliaries, to protect the soldier from exploita tion and to make him feel at home in the community. B. Kre'ting and maintaining club and recreational buildings, lodging houses, comfort stations and swim ming pools. C. Employing one or more train ed community organizers in each community adjacent to a camp. D. Securing accomodations for visiting relatives, thus making their comfort and safety possible. Mr. Money, who is a nephew of the late Senator II. I). Money, Is a most ip-bane gentleman,, and during his ,-itay in CuUimhu.s was extended numerous courtesies AGGIES WINGAME FROM KENTUCKIANS CONTEST PLAYED ON A. AND M. CAMPUS YESTERDAY RE SULTED 140. i game started immediately upon their j arrival there. Quite a number of Columbus peo-; . pie enjoyed an exciting game of foot- Dr. B. Moss, of Montgomery, who ball on the ampus of the A. and M.j j well known in Columbus, and who Colege yesterday afternoon, between! i:; an expert optician, will spend the the Aggies and the University of Ken-j coming week at L. E. Mayfiald' Drug tvuky, the contest resulting 14 to 0j Store. He will test your eyes and fit in favor of the former team. The jesses at prices within reach of al'.. game was mo.st exciting and was en- joyed by a large crowd. j Mr. J. Everett Jacob, of Panama In the past three years the teams, ,a- , v t ,,.... . Iffl IveillUCKY 11. 1U18S1SSIDDI A and M. 14 at Lexington. Ky. 1915 Kentucky 0, Mississippi A. and M. 13 at A. and M. 191 G Kentucky 10, Mississippi A. Mid M. 3 at Lexington, Ky. Patron-Teacher to Meet. The Patron-Teachers' Association,' of the Barrow school, will meet nextj vunuuy nt o tiocK. ine IOI- lo'!" it the program : "Co-operation Between Teaser and Patron. 1. Tardines, MiM j Uome nnt- . . , .'U.. . . - i. It ,L 1,1 l,U Lllil III. ...I 'ss lngginljotham, 3- "Home Study," Mrs. Sale. Al! mem bers are urged to bo present, as this is the meeting to decide on the Christmas bazaar. Mr. Miles H. Yerby, Jr., is spend ing the week-end with friends at the A. and M. College. The n.ady friend of Mr. T. " Hardy regret to learn that his condi tion last evening was unchanged. ITEMS OF INTEREST OVER THE COUNTRY U1T ftf TMf Nf W. f.AIHf RfO MIRI AMI !Hfr AD rt rsi n fu iturr r oim Th department ( nrulM l,t fk ft n-td th r'.ifitrjr' tm cp ' 1.ni,''l.fii.i ,mhl n army me lml l.'.nc l it consid- ! r,nc nimmi ander hv hrtU nlonir lhf Atb,nf,e it as h'lMpif,!!, fi,r I !.!,) t.fflrer and ddir of the American army Neirftar fiaker has reduced from .'I yearn to 20 years and ninn months thrt minimum age for ntudents in the th'rd officers' training camp which is to be opend in January for rniste I men. The ltal ns are still holding back th Austri.ins and Germans by rear guard actions, while the main body of th troops is establishing iUelf on the positions chosen for the resis tence, says an official statement. Senator Juhn Sharp Williams has been invited to be the chief speaker at the unveiling of Mississippi's mon ument to the women of the Confed eracy, which will be held in Ja- Vson December 10, on the one hundredth nnniversury of the admission of the state Into the union. Fairfax Harrison, chairman of the Railroads' War Board, authorizes the following: "The railroads are now moving whnt promises to be the big gest potato crop in the history of the country. Tim crop, which is esti mated will total approximately 453 billion bushels or half again as much an last year, has been on the way since the middle of September. The movement of it wi'l 'bntinue until about April 1st next year. Reports received by the Commission on Car Service indicate that even with in tensive loading more than 750,000 cars will be needed to handle the po tato crop." Hat H.nd Cut Off. Mr. Will Ussery, one of the best known citizens of the county, who west of Columbus, had the misfor tune Friday afternoon to lose his left hand. Mr. Ussery was busily engaged in grinding sorghum when the accident occurred. He turned his head for n moment, leaving his left arm on the roller and the machine cut off all of his hand except his thumb. Dr. T. H. Henry was summoned and gave medical attention to the in jured man. Special Suit Sale. Beginning1 tomorrow, The Wo man's Store will Inaugurate one of the biggest suit sales that they have ever held, nnd many wonderful bar gains will be offered. In this issue of the CommerJal will be found an advertisement of this store giving a few of the prices that will be mark ed on the suits. Aniory Win Game. The Franklin Academy football team was defeated by the High School of Amory by a score of 20 to 0, in a game played at Amory F'riday afternoon. The Columbus boys made the trip in automobiles and although tired when they reached Amory, the is spending several days here with his ! Wnt. Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Jacob. He is being cordially received by his many friends in Columbus Mr. Robert Jacob, of the Univer sity of Mississippi, is spending the week-end with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Jacobs. ORPHANS TO RECEIVE THANKSGIVING OFFERING ' BP't n1 Methodittt are to Send " - I the ioint ausPires ot the 1 Methodists and Baptists of this sec- tion a big Thanksgiving offering will the sent to the orphanages of these - two churches in Jackson the coming i week. ! Special committees have beenj named for each 'tiureh and anyone j desiring to make an offering willj please notify them. The Baptists' have named committees for each j ward in the city, and Miss Hattiej Stokes is the superintendent of sup-( plies for the Methodist church. The i MetLodiaU are urged to nd tholr! donation to the church Tuesday af-J temoon, or telephone 683. ! LENINE SAY HE WILL 0FFE AN ARMISTIC MAXAMILIST MAKES SPEECH TO SOLDIEHJ AND WORKMEN. PEOPLE ARE J0Y0 Laugh and Joke in Front of Bulltt-Spattered P.Uc Pttrograd. Pefrogra l, Nov. 10 "W plarj fffer an immediate armistice of t iionths' during whi'h ele:tJ red "tative f (m alt nation and the diplomats are to set th i tion of Peace," said Mikolai Len the Maxamilist leader, in a speech fore the workmen's and soldiers' c gress Friday. "We offer these terms," M nine added, "but we are willing consider any proposals for peace, matter from which side. We ofl a just peace, but will not accept just terms." Petrograd, Nov. 10. -The bull spattered winter pulace, the only cular sign of the remarkable trsJ ferrence of power that has taS place in Petrograd, drew tens thousands of the curious among populace to the vicinity of the strl ture rnday, where the new rove ment has established its heaquart and which was the scene of unus activity for this reason and beca the soldiers' und workmen's cond had assembled there, had the t revolution left its mark. Even the winter pa'ace carried marks of Thursday night's ba wWh a coat of paint and new J (low panes would not hide f casual observation. On the land Bide, however, fa the circle from which rises the girf tic pillar of Victory and whicl flanked by the arc on which fsj the foreign office staff buildi there is plentiful evidence of work done by machine guns and rifi during the struggle. The red waf are specked with white discs, ma insr the hits. Scarcely a wind pane is without its clean-cut bu! holes. Throughout all Thursday the p are circle and the 'surrounding strei were thronged with joking, laughi crowds. FIND RELATIVES OF HARDWIC SON AND TWO DAUGHTERS C DEAD MAN RESIDE AT IUKA BODY SHIPPED. The body of Mr. G. D. Hardwi who died last Monday in a hospi here and whose history was unkno' was shipped last Thursday to Rivi ton, Ala., for interment, shipm of the orpse having followed structions given by Mr. Mack Ha wick, a son of the deceased who sides at Iuka, Miss., which is ot about twenty miles distant fr Riverton. Young Hardwick was located investigators here, who received vi uable assistance from Hon. Suttl Beard, mayor of Iuka. It was certained through Mayor Beard tlj Hardwick had a son and two daur f am t il tmv in Ttilra an1 f w f Harrell, manager of Gun Brothers' undertaking establish me at which the body was being held, g in telephonic communication with tl son, who gave instructions to sil the corpse to Riverton, where, seems, the family formerly residi Hardwick had been at the hospi about ten days previous to his dea which is said to have resulted frd erysipelas, having come to Columbf from Ethelville, Ala., where he hi for a short time been employed Howell Brothers' saw mill. College Books Well Kept. Hon. O. F. Lawrence, editor of t G renada Sentinel, who is secretary the board of trustees having eont over the three leading educational stitutions of the state, was here S urday for the purpose of check) over the books of Mr. D. T. Gaat secretary and treasurer of the Mis slppi Industrla,'. Institute and. Co" which were found to be correct ar well kept.