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VOL. XXIV. NO. 31. COLUMBUS, MISS., THURSDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER, 15, 1917. Semi-Weekly, $3.00 Per Year. IBIS IN BEHftLF OF DELIVERS ADDRESS BE- FOR LARGE AUDIENCE AT COURT HOUSE. BANQUET II IKE BELL . CAFE HON. p: w. maer offi ciates as TOAST. MASTER. TALK AT COURT HOUSE FOLLOWS Distinguished Speaker is Intro duced to Audience by Hon. J. I. Sturdivant. United States Senator Leroy Percy, of Greenville, who as chair man of the state committee is en deavoring to raise $150,000 in Missis sippi for Y. M. C. A. war work, de livered an address at the court house here last night, and was greeted by a large and brilliant audience, the members of which listened with ?Aose attention as he described in forceful language the needs of the boys in the camps and in the trenches and urged them to make liberal contributions to the fund now being sought to pro vide home comforts and salutary surroundings for the gallant lighters. Senator Percy was booked to de liver an address at the Mississippi Industrial Institute and College at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon, but was delayed in reaching the city, and this engagement was necessarily cancell ed. The students at this institution have evinced a keen interest in Y. VM. , C, A. war work,, and are very anxious to have the Senator address them ; so it may be arranged to have him make a talk at the College this morning, though no definite an , nouncement to this effect has yet been made. ' ' Senator Percy finally reached the city over the Mobile and Ohio at 6 o'clock p. m., and was met at the depot by a delegation headed by Mr. Warren M. Cox, chairman of the local committee on arrangements. The dis tinguished visitor was escorted from the depot to the Bell Cafe, where he was the guest of honor at a ban quet given by prominent Columbians who are interested in the work in which he is engaged. Hon. Percy W. Maer, editor of the Columbus Dis patch, officiated as toastmaster at the banquet, and introduced Senator Percy, who in a brief speefih express ed appreciation of the hospitality. He was followed by several local citizens. Their talks were necessar! ly brief, however, as the address at the court house was announced to commence at 8 p. m., and there was no time to be lost. Mississippians generally recognize Senator Percy as one of the state's most gifted orators, and the address which he delivered at the court house waswell up to the high standard which has characterized his utter ances both in political campaigns and while representing his constituents in the Federal Senate. The speaker was introduced by Hon. J. I. Sturdivant, a prominent member of the local bar, and his address was a ringing appeal which went straight to the hearts of his hearers and which caused tihem to fully realize the importance of the work in which he is engaged. . The sum of $5,000 has been desig nated as the quota for Lowndes coun ty, and it is believed that this sum can easily be raised here. Bazaar Saturday. The Christian church will have a bazaar, at the home of Mrs. Sears, 617 College street, all day Saturday, November 17th. Fancy articles, can dies, cakes and country produce. Nothing over $1. All Invited. Fir Dt treyt Gin. Fire of undertermined origin last Saturday night destroyed a gin and grist mill on the C. R. Smith plan tation a few mile east of Artesia. The loss is estimated at about $1,500 and there was no insurance. W. C..T. U. AWinr The Woman's Christian Temper ance Union will meet this afternoon at 3 o'clock at the home of Mrs. J. W. Jones, on South Fourth street. Af! wether r wrjd to b present, . Mr. G. W. Myers, Caledonia, spent Tuesday in the city on business. PEAKS I Y. IW. C. A. 0 0 0 OUR SOLDIERS MUST O , 0 BE EFFICIENT 0 0 0 000000 0000000000 It is up to the American soldiers to win the war against Germany. That is becoming more evident with each passing day. . If the kaiser's dream of world do minion is crushed, it will be done by the soldiers from the United States. The nations of Europe are war weary. In some instances their fight ing strength has been almost ex hausted. .'; America must fight the war, and if America is going to bear the brunt of the fighting, we must have an ef ficient soldiery. To have an efficient soldiery, there must be no waste of man power through dissipation. There must be no tragic toll paid to the forces of evil ho losses in our ranks through social sin or un necessary disease. To provide safeguards that will prevent this loss of efficiency is the purpose of the Y. M. C. A. work. That noble organization, headed by the greatest men of the nation, has undertaken the work of providing healthy recreations, physk'al com forts and proper social conditions for our soldier boys. To do this work properly a fund of $350,000,000 has been asked, and Mississippi is expected to give only $150,000 of the amount. Thus far Mississippi has furnished more than 10,000 men for the army and navy. Our pro rata is therefore only $1.50 per man. Won't you help the cause? Won't you be willing to give something to help protect these boys who are fighting your battles? The opportunity is at hand. A' com mittee will call to see you. Be ready to Huhcrible. D. A. R. Bazaar. The Scholarship Fund of the Ber nard Romans Chapter D. A. R., is to be the beneficiary of a bazaar which is to be given on Friday evening in the parlors of the Presbyterian manse on North Seventh street. The bazaar is in the hands of a capable committee and a most enjoyable evening is assured all who will at tend. Will Send Offerings. The members of the local Chapter of the Old Ladies' Home Association are arranging to send a Thanksgiving offering to those who are in the home in Jackson, and all who care to con tribute, and especially the members are urged to send their boxes to Mrs. Annie Gunter this week. RESTRICTIONS ON BOOZE TIGHTENED CONSIGNEE MUST PRESENT A PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE TO SECURE DELIVERY. FUKDf i That the action of officials of the Prohibition in Ohio has been defeat Women's Christian Temperance j ed by a majority of 1,723 on the face Union of Mississippi, who, twhen the j of these returns. The total vote organization held its thirty-fourth i stands: For prohibition, 522,430; annual convention here a few weeks ago, sent a telegram to Governor Bil- bo areing that liquor was being il- Wnllv delivered bv exwess com-iC. panies, had its effect is indicated by the fact that restrictions surrounding these deliveries have tightened. Un der the old regime all that was neces sary to obtain a package of liquor from a Mississippi express office was for the consignee to sign a statement setting forth that it was to be used forlers Company, E. I. Dupont-de Ne- morlimnnl nnrnoses. Since complaint! mours Company and $500,000 from was made by officials of the W. Clthe United States Steel Corporation, T. U.. however, Attorney-General Ross Collins has instructed the com panies to make no deliveries of li quor unjess the -Consignee presents a certificate from a physician stating that it ia to be used as medicine. Local prohibition restrictions are becoming tighter and tighter each day, and the police have notified pro prietors of cafes and soft drink stands not to allow customers to mix on their premises, ingredients with the view of obtaining beverages that' will produce intoxication. It is said; that some of the so-called soft drinks: Mr. L. G. Bridgeforth, 6f Craw can be made intoxicating by the ad- ford, was in Columbus on business j dition of one or two ingredients, and; f th police insist that if this practice j lig to be indulged in it must be con - fined to the private homes of the nyx - ers. ' 4 , ' ' J V . --v.. f ' X V ' ' - I - s i . v - - ' x " " ') - - ft.' ,;... M.. .V.V ,'. i ' t J (i HON. LEROY PERCY Senator Percy Spoke to a Large Crowd at the Court Mouse Here Last Night in Behalf of the Y. M. C. A. ITEMS OF INTEREST OVER THE COUNTRY GIST OF THE NEWS GATHERED HERE AND THERE AND PRE- I SENTED IN BRIEF FORM. The British casualties reported for the week ending Tuesday were: Of- ficers killed or died of wounds, 297; Korniloff is announced In a Russian men, 4,376. Officers wounded or communication jeived here by mining, 789; men, 19,394.. Th:a wiWa. " ' gives a total of 25,056 casualties as The announcement follows: compared with 21,891 casualties the MondaVi aftcr biUer -fl hti npar Pre;ZnWoefl310,000,000 to France' clntt Iv Tt T' ... . ... . ! army completely defeated the count to ?taver expenditures in this country ,-,f! ' t , T. . . XT v , , T . 'er-revolutionary forces under Keren during November and December , Rky amJ KqM Jn ma e Tuesday by the treasury This revolutionary eovernment( , op. makes the total credits extended to . nnnnu n , ,nnnnnnnn j ,1. t 1 (lir opposition to all enemies of the France ?1, 130,000,000, and the total ,.. , i . , t i 11 ix. ii oo-7inAo rcvolutionnry dcmoerHcy and the tak loans to all the allies $3,876,400,0 . ,. iA XT . , . mg of all measures necessary to ef- Scott Nearing, former professor of f(?(,t the f of Kercnskv; , , political economy at the Un.ver ty forb,d gimiIar a(venture .,h arp of PdnnysyHania, arrested while , endanrerinR the piICf ess of ,he . making an alleged ant,-war speech ,n ,ution the tf. h q Duluth, Minn., was arrainged in po-!tjonary army lice court, pleaded guilty to disorder ; Signe1) "MOUTtAVIEFF. ly conduct and was fined $50. Four! ,.,.. others arrested with him, were hpiJ 'Commander-in-Chief of. the Forces u ' Acting against Kerenskv. on a charge of vagrancy. , . . will h n Mh.,Hnu- f tovs! The communication goes on to say to fill the stockings of Amerton chil-i dren this Christmas despite the . most complete absence of the fami-J liar "made in Germany.' .An an- nouncement by department of com merce said American manufacturers had developed an industry which not merely ould supply home demands but export a surplus something never before known in the American toy trade. With every county in Ohio havingPower of tne democracy, renorted offMllv. 86 to the Secretary ! "The bourgeoise has endeavored to of State and the remaining by county j seat officials .which have not yet been reported to the Secretary of State, against prohibition, 524,153 Gifts of $600,000 from two contri butors towards the $35,000,000 Y. M A. war welfare fund were an nounced at a luncheon in New YorkiPhrse, but is ai unchangeable fact Monday. J. P. Morgan and Company! denoting the supremacy of the gave $350,000 and the Standard Oil J workmen soldiers and peasant. Company of New Jersey, for itself j "The opposition to Kerensky is the and subsidiaries gave $250,000. This: opposition to the landlords, the hour- is in addition to gifts of $250,000 1 each from the International Harvest-; ; which already have been announced. Marshall Kennedy, son of Mr. J. D. Kennedy, of this city, who has been visiting his parents for the past few days, has returned to his home at Memphis. Lieut. J. W. Cox, of Fort Ogle thorpe, Ga., spent the first of the week here with relatives and friends. having returned to his camp yester- day. Tuesday. J Mr. W. C. Flournoy, of Crawford, ' was among the visitors to the city ' Monday V '1 :4 r j -'I 4 V KERENSKY FORCES BADLY DEFEATED NEWS RECEIVED FROM RUSSIA IS ANYTHING BUT ENCOURAGING. London, Nov. 14. The complete defeat of Premier Kerensky and Gen. ?nt wil1 rword the nit of November i. "The attempt of Kerensky to movp counter-revolutionary lorces against the capital of the revolution has re ceived a decisive reply," it adds. "Ke rensky is retiring, and we are taking the offensive. The soldiers, sailors and workmen in Perograd know how to impose and will impose with arms in their hands their wil! and their tion. Kerensky has attempted to break it by the violence of Cossark dom. Both efforts have failed. The workmen's and peasants' great con ception of the supremacy of the de mocracy has united the ranks of the j army and has steeled its will. .The whole country will see . that the authority of the soldiers' and work men's delegates is not a passing geoise and Korniloff. The opposition ; to Kerensky is also in the affirmation; of the peoples right to peace, free life, the land, bread and power. j "The Pulkoc detachment, by its wiHnt Wow i affirminif the course ' of the revolution of the workmen and peasants. There is no return to; the past, we have still to fight, to con-' nnor nWnrW nrul to ?a rifire our-' i H selves, but the way is now opened, i cnutiufly approach each other Jab and victory is certain. ; f'nE wa.v witn bayonet, but they "Revolutionary Russia and the! "ever clash. The men are simply oc authority of the soldiers' and work-, quiring skill in the handling of the men's delegates have the right, to be bayonet so that they may stick a Hun proud of the Pulkoff detachment, when opportunity affords. 1 acting under the command of Co!.! Still other soldiers play leap frog, Walden. Let us ever remember the while others not so far advanced do fallen and glorify the fighters, the' the irksome work of drilling, revolutionary soldiers and . officers' who have remained loyal to the peo-i Mr. Hunter Nlckle .1 Minter City, pie. Lone live the revolutionary,' spent the first of the week here with democratic and socialistic Russia. (Signed) "TROTZKt", "In the Name of te People's Commissaries." TAPS SOUNDED FOR HOUSE AT CAMP WHEELER LOCAL MILITIAMAN DIES AT CANTONMENT NEAR MACON, GA. LIVED AT STEENS Originally Went to Camp Pike, But Was Transferred to Camp Wheeler. The second death among Lowndei county citisemt who have responded to the all of Undo Sam took place at Camp Wheeler, near Mncon, (ia., Sunday when Joseph J. House, a young man from the Steens neigh borhood, answered the linal roll call. The first local soldier to answer the death call was dipt. W. S. Mul lins, who left here in command of the Columbus Riflemen when troops were first called to the Mexican bor der more than a year ago and who Med while the company was in camp tit Jackson, Miss., his death having resulted from appendicitis. Young House was about 13 years old, and was the son of Mrs. Mary Chnmbley, who resides near Steens, He was accepted for military duty by the Lowndes county exemption board and left here several weeks ago for camp Pike, near Little IUkI;. Ark., but was later transferred to ('amp Wheeler. The body was taken To Steens for interment. TRAINING AN ARMY. Little Rock, Ark., Nov. 14. What does it take to train an army? To answer in detail would require volume after volume, so varied is the way of training men to be fighU ir. today, - Drilling is really the smallest part of the soldiers' training. He actual ly drills about three hours a day. It does not take long to produ' effi ciency in this, but drilling alone will not keep the men in perfect trim. In fact, an observer can drive down avenue after avenue in the enormous cantonment known as Camp Pike, and see a majority of soldiers engag ed in work other than drilling. Camp Pike has none of the enor mous parade grounds of other camps. The rolling land caused the camp buildings to be arranged in the form of a mighty forearm, and there are few 'urge plazas. Drilling and other exerc ises are thus confined to small er pints, with the streets and boule vards providing a passageway from one to the other. There are several places where a dozen or so companies may be drilled at once, or rather put through their paces. Three fourths of the men here are engaged in the grand old game of crack the whip. It looks like play to see that line of 150 or 200 men, all with namu joining, go running across the field, twisting very much like a crawling snake, until the tail end roes stiff legged down the hill. It i play, but still it is a part of the 'lay's work. The men do not do it once, but do it time and time again. They enjoy it, and sometimes would iust ns soon quit, but the captain i il.'-ie to keep it up. The object in j ; !:- to ho train a man that he can ! r in over any kind of ground, and do 1 1 tit hhd his equilibrium. Tho men j 'ho are at tho tail cf the whip do i rot be sprawling like children who '; '.lie rne, thouuh they are snine 'times hr.rd put to retain their foot- i ing. Across tie- Held stretches a double line. It is probably a. quarter of a mile in 1 mile in length. Every man has his bands on his hips, his arms akimbo, and at the command of an officer he hops forward. Sometimes the men hon two or three times, and then they hop back again. This atso ha its effect in training men. Further over there are two lines each other. . The men have guns with bayonets bared. The lines ; h-is parents, Nickles. Mr. and Mrs. R. M Read our advertisements. MANY CHANGES OCCUR AMONG LOCAL CLERGY PASTORS OF SEVERAL OF! CHURCHES HAVE RE CENTLY LEFT HERE. MORE TO FOLLOW Dr. W. W. Woollard and Rev. W. L Duren Will Both Leave Soon. The North Mississippi Conferen-"e of the Methodist Episcopal Church. South, will meet in annual session at Oxford Wednesday, November 21, and the meeting means that at least two prominent local ministers, will leave Columbus, while a third may be trans ferred to another point. The two clergymen who are certain to leave are Dr. W. W. Woollard, presiding elder of the Columbus district, and Rev. W. L. Duren, pastor of the First Methodist church, both having served the allotted four years to which the tenets of Methodism limit a single assignment. Dr. Woollard, has in fact, been a resident of the city five years, having served one year as pas tor of the First Methodist church be fore being named as presiding eldei of the district. The third Methodist divine in Columbus is Rev. M. V. Shearer, pastor of the Central Metho dist urch. He has served the con gregation only one year, but as the assignment of ministers is entirely in the hands of the presiding bishop he may or may not be sent back here. The coming session of the con ference will v be presided over by Bishop W. B. Murrah, of Memphis, and as the selection of ministers, as stated above, rests solely with him, there U no information at hand upon which an accurate prediction can be made regarding the probable suc cessor of either Dr. Woollard or Mr. Duren. , This has been a year of changes among Columbus clergymen, the pas tors of five out of the ten local pro- testant churcheshaving tendered their resignations since January 1. The coming departure of Dr. Woollard and Mr. Duren will bring the total number of changes up to seven, and should Mr. Shearer fail to return the comintr of the New Year will find in Columbus only two protestant min isters who were here when the year 1917 was ushered in by Father Time. congregational meeting is called for Sunday at 1 1 o'clock, at the Pres. byterian church, for the purpose of calling n pastor, if the way. be clear. ELIGIBLES MUST REPORT AT JACKSON A NUMBER OF LOWNDES COUN TY MEN RECEIVE ORDERS FROM GEN. SCALES. Quite a number of local citizens who registered last June under the provisions of President Wilson's se lective draft order but who failed to appear before the Lowndes coun ty exemption board for examination have during the past few days receiv ed instructions from Adjutant-Gen eral Erie Scales of the Mississippi National Guard, to report at Camp Jackson. Several reasons are responsible for the fact that these men failed to re port for examination when summoned by the local board, some of them hav ing failed to receive the notices, while other were either sick or ab sent from the county, and, through negligence, failed to so notify the board. Some of them are "s icers," j however, and all are preparing to re port at Camp Jackson as per the in i structions of Gen. Scales. Affiliation Requested. j rror. k,. iuuws, Bupvrinieii- . r I 1 . i dent of the lol public schools, an nounces that the Stephen D. Lee High School, which is now in course of construction, will probably be affiliated with southern colleges and universities. The old high school has not enjoyed such affiliation, but Prof. Meadows has taken the matter up with the Commission of Affiliat ed nifch SvhwwLi a&tl Cwllcfcs, a&i hopes to secure favorable action on the matter at the handi of that body. FINAL SUMMONS HAS COME TO CAPT. WINSTON WELL KNOWN CITIZEN DIES AFTER LONG AND USEFUL LIFE. FUNERAL TUESDAY Wat Native of Kentucky, and J Fought Gallantly Through out Civil War. After an illness of lengthy dura tion, Capt William Winston, one of the oldeft and most hi? 1 r-spected citizens of Columbus, died at his hjme on South Tlird street about S o'clock last Mort'ay night Capt Winston, who waa 80 years old was a native of Kentucky and lerved throughout the civil war as a member of a regiment from that state. Soon after the close of hostilities, how ever, he came to Columbus,aad, with the exception of a few years spent in Texas, had lived here up to the time of his death. He was for many years engaged in the hardware business, but sold out a Bhort time ago and devoted the evening of his long and useful life to rest and recreation. Deceased Sa survived by his widow, a son, Dr. Wm. Winston, Jr., of Brans wick, Ga., and a daughter Mrs. Co rinne Patton, of Waco, Texas. The death of Capt Winston is a source of keen regret not only to members of his family, but to Co lumbians at large. He had been a citizens of this city for many years and had conducted himself in a manner which gained for him the respect, es teem and confidence of the entire community. He was a man who held the highest ideals of life, and who steadfastly lived up to these ideals. He was an earnest Christian, having for many years been a faithful and consistent member of St. Paul's Epir copal church, and kept its rules and regulations fathfully. He was chari tably inclined, and no worthy person i in real need never appealed to him in vain for assistance. ' Funeral ervices were held at St St. Poul's Episcopal church at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. The church is without a rector, and the services were conducted by a lay reader, Mr. E. R. Hopkins, who was assisted by Rev. W. L, Duren, pastor of the First Methodist church. The following gentlemen officiated as pall bearers: Mr. S. B. Street, Sr., Mr. J. M. Street, Capt. W. E. Pope, Mr Jones L. Williams, Judge C. L. Moore, Dr. W. W. Westmoreland, Sr., Col. W. D. Humphreys, honorary; Messrs. G. D. Harris, Ira L. Gaston, George Banks W. C. Beard) C. C. Buder, and Dr. John Oliver, active. Dr. Loty to Lecture at Collage. Dr. Losey, who will be with us to day and tomorrow at I. L and C, will gi-i a series of lecture1! thrcuirti out M;is''8ipt Dr. Losey couei ta Cidumbm Vst; Se next ler'e iV bo rivn nl A. ;r,d M. College. l ff there, he will go to the Normal Col lege at Hattiesburg, Blue Mountain' College at Blue Mountain, and Holly Springs. From the fact that he ia in demand at these prominent col leges, we can get an idea of Dr. Losey's popularity. Dr. Losey has lectured at some of the biggest col leges and universities in the United States and is considered a very fine speaker wherever he is heard. The Charlotte, (N. C.) Observer says of Dr. Losey "He succeeds in losing his personality in the being he Creates." The Atlanta Constitution speaks of Dr. Losey thus "Mr. Losey is a genius in his work, and his recital last, even ing (A Christmas Carol) was one of the most delightful that has ever been given at the Y. M. C. A. His appear ance in this city will be remembered as one of the happiest incidents of the fall season." After hearing Dr. Losey on Thursday and Friday, we are sure that you will agree with these criticisms. RED CROSS SEAL. The 1917 Red Cro&3 Christmas Seal Sale will be conducted as in previous years under the auspices of the National Association for the Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis. The American Red Crosa Co-operates by furnishing the seal and lending the prestige of its name. 10 per cent of the gross sale within a state is returned to American Red Croii vrhi'.e thi rerahUrz W pr et is retained for local tuberculosis work.