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VOL. XXIV. NO. 32.
Semi-Weekly, $3.00 Per Year.
$1,200 IS THE GOAL
Effort Will be Made to Secure
- ,
That Sum in Lowndes
The joint committee appointed by
the Chamber of Commerce and the
r i t -v t . 1 onn
.ao.es ;fZ :Z: Z
in i-ownu nTlwell known in northeast Mississippi
earned on by the War and Navy De-, .g ar o among
partments' commissions o training of
camp actmt.es w.ll, with the view ot , the ... ,
raising tne money, Degin on iuw
day, November 27, an active cam
paign which will continue throughout
the remainder of the week.
Announcement to the effe.t has
been made by Mr. V. B. Imes chair
man of the joint committee, who de
clares that the campaign will be
vigorously waged and that every
possible effort will be made to se
cure the county's full quota.
v Citizens of Columbus and Lowndes
county, like those of other communi
ties throughout the country, have
had numerous calls made upon themi
for money since the United States
entered the war against Germany;
but they have responded liberally to
all of them,, and it is believed that
the call for funds for training camp
activities will meet an equally gen
erous response. The work is just as
important "as any other for which
contributions have been sought, and
local citizens, who have so forcefully
demonstrated their loyalty and love
" for the soldiers on previous occa
' sions, can not afford 4 lagjiehind
v -The committee was appointed at
)the request of Mr. George P. Money,
representative of the War and Navy
Departments' commissions on train
ing camp activities, who visited Co
lumbus about ten days ago and who
prevailed' upon the Chamber of Com
merce 'and the Ladies' Civic League
to take up the work here.
Amusements at Camp Pik.
Little Rock. Arki, Nov. 17. Wbea
Johnnie comes marching home, and
among the things he has to tell is
how he saw Maude Adams for two
bits, and hud an orchestra seat, just
ad.d it to the wonderful things at
Camp Pike, and before Johnie has
. told half of the story you will con-
, ':ler this a most wonderful camp,
and not class Miss Adams with the
movie queens or form the impression
that she has joined sto'k.
Within the next two weeks for
they erect buildings very, very rapid
ly at Camp -Pike when they start
them there will be in operation an
enormous theatre under the direct
management of Klaw & Erlanger.
The seating capacity will equal that,
of any city auditorium, and when the
- building is completed the great stars
of the theatrical firmament will
visit Camp Pike, presenting the plays
which have made them world famous.
And the price of admission to these
attractions, no matter how great the
star, will be 25 cents, better known
in Southern camps as "two bits."
Should these stars appear at the city
theatres the prices will range from
$2.00 downward .with wares added.
- These theatres are provided by the
War Service Board and the stars will
, joujney from one cantonment to
another. There are picture shows
also under the supervision of this
board and the Y. M. C. A.
Dance halls are also provided, but
all are off the cantonment grounds,
and under city supervision. The
' soldier patronizes these places liber
ally, and the management has been
restricted to such classes as insure
the patronage of only the respect
able .soldier, with his ever readiness to
give a nickname to' the new things
as they appear, has dubbed the dance
halls an "jitney wrestles." He re
fers to the dance as a wrestling
match, arid the halls all "harge five
cents per dance, hence the balance
f the phrase.
Mr. II. F. Simrall received a letter
: tveral days ago from the Bureau of
var risk insurance of the treasury
department, thanking him for the
lending of his services to sell gov
ernment insurance to the Boldiers.
The letter stated that in the near fu
tures his services would be called
The seventh oandidate to make
formal announcement in the race for
congressman from this, the first
J Mississippi district, is Prof; T. J.
Brooks, of the department of Market
and Rural Economics of the Missis-
I onni A Ilul M Pnllocu of Stark. L
ville. Prof. Brooks, made known his
candidacy Friday having spent a few
hours in Columbus on business. He
na8 tendered his resignation as a
member of the A. and M. faculty to
take effect on January 1, at which
time heiwill begin his campaign.
Prof, Brooks was a member of
the American commission sent to
Europe sometime ago to study Rural
Marketing in that country. He
I Among the seven candidates for
congress from this district are Mr
W. P. Stribling and Mr. John F.
Frierson, two prominent Columbus
lawyers. Mr. E. S. Candler, of
Corinth, the present congressman
will also be in the race.
Two Basket Ball Gme.
Twn pvritincr basket hall eames
were played on the campus of the In- deeply interested in the . M. C A.j
dustrial Institute and College yester-.war fun1 movement, and, under the,
day afternoon and were witnessed by leadership of Miss Hattie Belle Jack-.
a large crowd. The contest between of Hattiesburg, president of the
the Senior and Freshmen resulted 2' organization the college . M. C. A.
to 23 in favor of the former team, h;,s ,aised 1;,0 fl,r thc work. &en
and the Sophomores won over the' tor Percy, who was introduced by
Juniors by a score of 41 to 2. !
Sale on at Beard.
A special sale of silk dresses will
be started at the store of W. C.
Beard, Inc., Monday, and many won
derful bargains can be seen in an at
tractive advertisement for this firm
on the last page of this issue of the
Commercial. A special sale of milli
nery wilt also be at this store during
the coming week.
Mrs. J. E Mays Diet.
After a long illness from a compli
cation of troubles, Mrs. J. E. Mays,
84 years of age, died about 1 o'clock j
vactarAnv nftomnnn at her home '
eleven miles northwest of the fity.
She is survived by two daughters.
Funeral services will be held from
the family home this afternoon at 3
Rev. W.- H. Perkins and son, Mr.
Paul Perkins, who live near Craw
ford, were among the visitors to the
city yesterday. ' .
Mr. J. A. Dale, Mr. L. E. Swanzy,
Mr. J. B. Egger and Mr. R. E. L.
Smith, were among- the many Cale
donia citizens in the city yesterday.
Rome, Nov. 17. Today's indica
tions based on news received from
the Trento front were that the full
force of the French and British con
tingent's would soon be hurled in the
battle to check the enemy.
Only the allies' artillery have so
far engaged in the Piave line battle.
The allied forces are arriving hourly,
both by train and on foot .
Large units of French troops, too
impatient to await steam trasporta
tion. marched across the Alpine pass
es which are deep in snow.
The British and French troops, ar-
riving in the best of spirits, brought chairman, J. T. W. Hairston, R. B.
large numbers of field and siegel Hi-rdy, C. II. Cocke, Talmaldge Pilk
guns with them. I ington.
The Italian navy was active again Committee No. 3: J. F. Frierson,
today against the enemy positions
along the lower Piave. The booming
could be heard distinctly in Rome,
Along the lower Piave the floods
have reached several feet in depth
below where the flood gates have been
opened. The hope of the Italians to
save Venice lies in a barrier of water
twelve miles in width which is keep
ing the invaders from the Venetian
Latest reports show that enemy
efforts to bring over large forces
across the Pisve on pontoons have
met with failure.
It was reported today that British
monitors had joined the Italian navy, an, chairman, I. L. Gaston, W. N.
and were shelling the rear of the Teu-j Puckett, E. C. Chapman, S. B. John
ton lines along the lower Piave near ston. -
Venice. j Committee No. 9 : J. I. Sturdivant,
Y. M. C. A. FUND.
County Committee Also Raise
Large Contribution to This
Splendid Cause.
Students of the Industrial Insti
tute and College here on Thursdiiy
morning had the-pleasure of listen
ing to a talk by Hon. Leroy Percy,
former United States Senator, who if
endeavoring to raise $150,000 in
Mississippi for Y. M. C. A. war work '
and who is touring the state with th-.t
end in view. The former .Senator ad
dressed tne people oi wjiumuous ai
the court house Wednesday night, and .
was booked to speak at the college
Wednesday afternoon, but a delayed
train prevented him from reaching
the city in time to fill the engage
ment. The students ofthe 1. 1, and C. are
L'pscomb, vice-pres.-
(lent oi me "uuere, - vumpiiuieuieu
the young ladies upon the splendid
outcome of their efforts and express
ed the wish that every town and city
i in Mississippi had within its 'tonfines
a band of equally enthusiastic work
ers. The local "Flying Squadron," con
sisting of Messrs. Warren M. Cox,
P. W. Maer, " Jesse P. Woodward,
George Y. Banks and S. B. Street,
Jr., got out Thursday and raised
$3000 for the Y. M. C. A. fund.
Lowndes county's allotment is $5,000
and while this is independent of the
money raised by the students of the
Industrial Institute and College, it is
thought that the goal will be easily at
tained. In additions to the general com
mitte known as the "Flying Squad
ron," eight sub-committees have been
at work during the past week and
have met with gratifying success.
They have secured subscriptions
amounting to about $1,000, which,
added to the $3,000 obtained Thurs
day", makes a total of something like
$4,000. The various committees met
at a luncheon at the Bell Cafe at
noon Friday, and had the pleasure of
listening to a fine impromptu talk
by Dr. Frederick D. Losey, a gifted
platform entertainer from New York
who on Friday night closed a success
ful engagement at the Industrial In
stitute and College. Dr. Losey, who
is making patriotic speeches through
out the country, is very enthusiastic
regarding the Y. M. C. A. war work,
and his talk Friday, which lasted only
a few minutes, was a Concrete classic,
having impressed his hearers so
forcefully that it was accorded ap
proval and appreciation by enthu
siastic applause.
The committees did not go out
rli?vday. as Saturday is an imop
portune time to solicit subscriptions,
but the work will be resumed at 9
o'clock Monday morning and an ef-'t
fort made to reach the county goal,
which is $5,000, during the course
of the day.
The various sub-committees are
composed of the followtng gentle
men: Committee No. 1 : J. P. Woodward,
Chairman, H. M. Hilzum, D. T. Gas
ton, R. E. Johnston, J. R. Richards.
Committee No. 2: W. G. Evans,
(.nairniBii, v. u. uuuici, u. 1.
biss, J. L. Cox, H. M. Moody. j
Committee No. 4: F. P. Phillips,'
' T T n. T n nun .
chairman, J. W. Steen, S. J. Loeb,
Parker Reeves, L. G. Painter.
Committee No. 5 i P. W. Maer,
chairman, C. C. Richardson, J. T.
Searcy, V. B. Imes, J. H. Brickell.
Committee No. G: G. Y. Banks,
cPairman, Chairley Hays, Mike Ker
by, . Joseph Donoghue, Dr. O. B.
Sears.' . '
Committee No. 7: S,
Jr., chairman, T. W. Lewis,
Committee No. 8:
Brooks McGow
Albert Humbert, a white man
whom the lortel authorities believe is
evading military servicers being held
here pending an investigation. Ham'
bert was taken into custody Friday
when he preseted at the department
store of W. C. Beard. Incorporated,
a check for $10 signed by James
Smith, which id claimed to be a for
gery. Smith, who operates a fleet
of taxicabs, states that iii did not
write. the check, but Hambevt on the
other hand, asserts positively that
he did.
Hambert, when arrested, had in
his pocket a card .which showed that
lie registered as an eligible for mill
tary service in Birmingham on June
5. He claims, however, that Chatta
nooga is his home.,
Hambert has not been tried on the
trgery but ,a beinK hcld as
a vagrant. The fact that he has in.
; his possession a registration card in-
dicateg thftt he ,g ioinK mHite.ry
. McClanahan decid-
td not to try him for forgery, as a ;
conviction on that charge wou'd give i
the state a flaim upon him, and be
could not be forced to enlist. j
Mae Marsh in "Polly of tha Circus" j
At Princes Monday November 19. ,
"Polly of the Circus," an elaborate
. -. . . '
screen presentation ot aiargarei its, ui ,owho ., icnmm sua
Mayo's great drama of circus life, is x' v, Miss Blanche Rogers, of New
the first of the beautiful productions Albany; director-general of federa
to be released by the new Goldwyn' Hon, Mrs. Edward .McGehee, of
Pictures Corporation. Mae Marsh is' Como.
the star of this immense photo-spec- The resolution which the federa
tacle. ; t;on adopted indorsing the movemei t
"Polly of the Circus," as a drama, to secure increased compensation for
was one of tho greatest successes of j members of the faculty of the 'li
the American stage, and made a for- dustrial Institute and College fol-
tune for its authors and owners. In
films it takes its place as one of the
most remarkable productions ever
made. , ." ;
. "Polly of th .'Cus," tells the
story ofa litle circus orphan (Mae
Marsh), who has been raised by
Toby, the clown (Charles Eldridge).
Polly is hurt in an accident" and has
to remain behind while the show goeS
on. She is taken to the home of the;
minister, where her presence in the I "Be it resolved. That the Missis
house is turned into scandal by the! sippi Federation endorse this move
narrow minded village gossips. , ment being made by the president,
This leads to her going back to ; faculty and student body alumni and
the circus, but the following Spring! friends of our state college for wo
the cir-Ms comes back to the little J men, to increase the salaries of the
town, and through the intervention I faculty of this institution,
of a fight and a fire in tne "Big Top," j "Second That we endorse the ef
Polly and the minister find each oth-! fort being made to enlarge the plant
or and haDnmess.
. This is a -picture of laughter and
Wts a picture of a score of circus
thrills and, in fact, you see a com -
CirCUS penormance on in
. The most amazing of all the;
piete virtus ycu.viuiuin-c un nv j
scenes is the burning of the main
tent during the evening performance
and the wild stampede of the audi -
ence. Everett Shinn the famous ar -
tist designed the settings and Mar -
garet Mayo the author, personally,
aided Charles Horan, the director of
the picture, in his work.
Matinee 2:30 and 4:30.
Night 7:30 and 9:80.
Admission 15 and 25 cents.
Has Collar Bone Broken.
Mr. Lee Fant. a well known citizen
of .Lamar county, Ala., who spent'
yesterday in Columbus, had the mis -
fortune to have his collar bone brok -
en while walking in the business sec -
tu n of the city. Mr. Fant was
crnsing the street near the pubt-
office yesterday morning and was ac;;
cidently struck on the shoulder by,
a oasslnir motorcycle the rider of ,
which is unknown. The injured man
went to the office of Dr. R. C. Mol -
loy and upon examination found that
he had received a broken ..ollar bone,
riaving a mum iitraviex 10.1111 aim j
with a number of College players on
their line-up, the Vernon High School
won the football game from Franklin
. . n..j
Acaaemy rnuay incrnuun.
score was 37 to 0.
1 will nnd a second or even a tnira
Junior Senator Comi.f. 1 h(!,',in awaiting him at the kitchen.
The Junior Senator, "your former , v,,t'n he is through . the soldier
friend friend and my former friend,"; w:,'ks a,tank of ,RMin
as Hon. Pat. Harrison says, will be ."' " ' tm- u thtn
heard in Columbus on the night of ,in runni" hot water. th ht from
November 28. , t which rPl(,ly dnes thc tin. aftc"r
! wlrch it is folded, with knife, fork
l.-M.rHkm tpft for Jk-!anJ on insi,le' and laitl Bway t0
,,IV .ml will from there!
T.jprisnn Congress of the American
- itbat citv November 19 to 23.
chairman, J. C. Hn.kicUiai, Jr., D.
S. M"Clanahan, F. C. Owen, Louis
Shull. ,
Mrs. William Baldwin and
Miss Frances Hooper Among
Officers Named.
The Annual meeting of the Missis
sippi Federation of Women's Clubs
which was held in Meridian last week
was one of unusual interest to this
city, as the organization not only
honored two Columbus ladies by
electing them to important offices
!ut adopted a resolution favoring n
general increase in salaries for mem
bers of the faculty of the Industrial
Institute and College,
The two Columbians elected to of
fice were Mrs. William Baldwin and
Miss Frances Hooper, Mrs. Baldwin
having been elected auditor, while
Miss Hooper was named as custo
dian. Starkville was selected as the
place for holding the meeting
and other officers were elected' rs
follows: President,-Mrs. P.. F. Sand-
i o T 1 , 1:
"Wheieas, the Mississippi Feder
ation of Women's Clubs realizes the
important and unusual lwponsibili
t;ps placiM- upon wom"v during this
v.. 'if pi-rioil, and believes in th best
turning for all women in ;V wilks
( f life.
"Whereas, the federation npproves
of a living wnge for women and equnl
pny for equal work.
of tne college in order to runner its
! cfliciery in all lines.
"Third That the federat'on urges
(the establishment and full equip
i i ... .1... t.i i i ,
ai tne mniisu-uu umuuip ami
College of such departments of col-
i lcgiate ;"id industrial anil profes
: sional training as of special need to
' Mississippi womrn dump, and aftei
1 this war period,
i (Signed.)
"City Without a Tablecloth."
Little Rock. Ark., Nov. 17. Some
; observant person has dubbed Camp
, Pike as the "City without a Table-
j cloth," and such it is, for army
camps are not given to the finer
points of home life. The men must
! encounter rugged conditions at the
: front, and at Camp Pike they are
, uained to be physically able to stand
anything that may come.
In the first place there is the latin-
dry work, hor a city of 30,000 thie
would he a serious item, ana it is
doubtful that thc men would appre-
c ate
it if they were supplied with
j the fanciest of table linen. The man
i In an army enmp eats his meal from
j mess tin, an alluminum affair which
is a part of his equipment. When
,!lt mes 's soundeel he lines up
; and passes before the range, getting
his food in tho mess tin. He then
proceeds at leisure to a seat under
a tree, or a bench in the barrarks,
:ind pi'.rtakes of the wholesome food
that ha been prepared for him. If
ther: ir; not enough the first time he
aw,lit the "ext meal
Thus the men
.i.are instructed
waiting on them-
a tne, vernmeni saveu
f are capable in
i out for No. 1.
all ways of looking
D. S. Cox, Jr., has returned
j from a trip to Meridian,
Fifteen regiments haveben enlist
in the United States by the British
and Canadian recruiting mission.
Conversion of more than a million
tons of American sailing vessels into
steamships has been propoed to the
Shipping Board by Thomas A. Edison.
The inventor's suggestion will be
made the subject of a thorough inves
tigation. A pronounced earthquake, estimat
ed to have been centered about 5,000
miles from Washington, occurred
during Thursday night, beginning at
10:39 and continuing until about 12:"
52 a. m. The maximum movement
was between 11:17 p. m. and 11:40
p. m.
Speculation in butter and eggs has
been eliminated, the food administra
tion announces, by a voluntary ar
rangement just made with represen
tatives of all the country's butter and
egg exchanges. A set of rules drawn
up governing transactions in these
commodities prevents speculation
and guards against fictitious prices.
All previous record prices for long
staple cotton in Clarksville, Tex., were
broken Thursday when a bale wasaold
for 65 cents a pound. The bale
brought $338, exclusive of the seed,
which is valued at $3 per bushel.
An American steamer has arrived
at a British port having on board a
man who was picked up at sea. It
is believed that he was thc only sur
vivor of the Cork steamer Ardmore.
which either was torpedoed or mined.
Will Issue New Stamp.
A thirteen cent stamp wil be is
sued soon to meet the requirements
of thc increased postage rates.
This stamp will be used for regis
tered and special deliverey letters
instead of the twelve cent stamp.
The color of the Ftamp has not been
selected yet, but it will bear the head
of Frnnnbn and will he th sawe sis
as the other stamps that are now be
ing issued.
Farewell Sermon Tonight.
Rev. W. L. Duren, who for four
years past has been pastor of the
First Methodist church, and who will
attend inference the coming week,
will preach his farewell sermon this
Mr. John Humphries returned yes
terday evening from Memphis and
Little Rock, where he spent the past
week on business.
The ladies of the Christian church
had a bazaar at the home of Dr. and
Mrs. O. B. Sears, on College street,
yesterday, and a nice sum was real
Columbians will have the plntwre
next Wednesday evening of hearing
Mme. Augusta Lenska, prima donna
contralto, of the Chicago-Philadelphia
Opera Company, who will appear in
the liapel of the Industrial Institute
and College under the auspices of
the S. A. C. W.
This noted singer was heard at the
annual meeting of the Mississippi
Federation of Women's Clubs held'11" a" l,U1 ""
last week in Meridian, and on account!" funJf P,Ut ,ntf "on'
of having an open date decided to about s.xty members
come to Columbus. j blading parents and teachers. They
Among the features of Mme. P have mor as se33lon ad
I.enskas' program will be several pa- j s "'
triotic songs. 1
With American Forces in France,
Nov. 17. Between eight and ten
thousand shells were dropped on theic ndies for saie amj articles that
small section of American trencher
raided bv the German soldiers a cou-
pie of weeks ago. This fact was made
known in the official orders issued Emission 10 'tents. Refreshments
citing the American survivors forjgervetl Proceeds to go to Pauline
bravery. Orr scholarship fund.
"This raid had been planned for! .
practically three months." the offi
cial statement said. Sixteen batter-
ia of all ealihra -wera used and in
the preparations and during the at-jD. S. JPate Lumber Company, has re
tack between 8.000 and 10.000 shell - reed, and on December 1 will go
were dropped on our lines. The at- on the road for Phillip Cruner
tack had been prepared in evry de-
Gifted Man Strengthen Th
Favorable Impression Al
ready Created.
Dr. Frederick D. Losey a noted
platform entertainer from New York
who Friday night closed a successful
engagement at the Mississippi In
dustrial Institute and College in this
city, Friday morning delivered to the
students and members of the faculty
of that institution an address which
was an urgent appeal to women for
war work and which stirred to its
inmost depths the patriotism of all
who heard him. Dr. Losey wears a
"tour-minute man" button, which
makes him one of Uncle Sam's ac
credited speakers. He took a con
spicious part in the recent equal suf
frage campaign in New York, and
therefore spoke as one thoroughly
conversant with the situation when .
be told the women of Mississippi that
their Country needed them more
right now than at any previous time
in its history. He said that the prin
cipal factor which makes women
fundamentally opposed to war, their
correct valuation of human life, is
the quality most needed in public
service in the present crisis; that the
'issors of women must cut through
the govermental which ties up the
life-giving supplies of the nation.
Woman, according to Dr. Losey, as
the meld and conserver of life, is
needed by the government at a tima
when life is being poured out
Dr. Losey, in addition to "the ad
dress alluded to above which, was
delivered Friday morning, made four
other appearances at the college. On
Friday afternoon he lectured on "Ju
lius Caesar" and in- the evening fravc
a dramatic recital of the piay. while
on Friday afternoon he talked on
I "War Poetry," and the same even
ing closed his engagement by read
ing Dickens' "Christmas Carol."
Columbians, who have heard Dr.
Losey before and who sincerely
admire him both as an artut and ai a
man, ore indebted to Dr. L. G. Paint
er, head of the English department
at the college, for this delightful
privilege of again hearing him talk.
Dr. Painter, who quickly recognizes
true worth in men as well as in litera
ture, realizes the fact that Dr. Losey
is one of the most forceful characters
op the lyceum platform, and knows
full well that in hearing htm students
of the college and Columbians gen
erally are not only entertained but
The Parent-Teachers' Association
of the Franklin Academy met Thurs
!ay afternoon and enjoyed an in
structive program. They hope to ac
complish much for the betterment
of the school. A new constitution
was adopted, new officers were elect
eel, and the work for the ensuing year
will begin at once. Prof. Meadows
gave a talk on Playground Equip
ment, urging that the schools be
"ade as attractive as possible for
the chibl, so he will look upon it as
a place of pleasure as well as pro
lit. Parents are asked to consider
this feature of the school work, for
j D. A. R. BAZAAR.
Meet your friends for a cup of tea
I Romans Chapter. D. A. R. Friday,
I November 23rd at the Presbyteriaa
Mamie The place to do your Xroas
! 8h0nping. Dainty and delicious
are patriotic in price, practical and
pretty. See yourselves as other see
h having your silhouette drawn.
Mr. Seth A. Meet, wno ror rne pss
five years has held a position with the
I Brothers, t at. Lotus, ne wiu
j make Columous nis neauquanere.

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