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VOL. XXIV. NO. 31.
Semi-Weekly, $3.00 Per Year.
HON. p: w. maer offi
ciates as TOAST.
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.
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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.
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. '
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Senator Percy Spoke to a Large Crowd at the Court Mouse
Here Last Night in Behalf of the Y. M. C. A.
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
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-
J Mr. W. C. Flournoy, of Crawford,
' was among the visitors to the city
' Monday
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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-'
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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."
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.
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
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,
Mr. and Mrs. R. M
Read our advertisements.
Dr. W. W. Woollard and Rev.
W. L Duren Will Both Leave
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.
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
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-
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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.
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.
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

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