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GEO. O. SFNTER Editor and Mannecr Entered at Postoffiee in Columbus, Miss., ns second-class ., mail . SUBSCRIPTION RATES Semi-Weekly, one year --- Thursday or Sunday, one year , .j.roo . 1..B0 than ,11 any other section of theountry, this doubtless OOOOOWOOO iCf 0 tt 0 B O beinjr largely attributable to the fact.that the I. W. W., ,3 .'.'" has a large following there, and it may be that members ' LlUE M LU'CE: SAVS O of thi organization are mponaible for. the vile Manner j ' . ,J,r,!,inghaW A""- J perpetrated on the President's private soerrtstr.-. . ' ; O O O O O C O 0 0 O 0 O Secretary Tumulty, as his. name implies, is of1 Irish descent, and probably no. man in America Juts k.i love for the Germans or less sympathy with the dpspicabl : OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO f 0 RED CROSS NOTES. . ! 0 0 O 0 O O v O 0 enures which they are employing in the'r effort to win j I.usband. i.nd a i princess seeking a desirable THE LOYALTY OF LOWNDES. ; Citizens of Columbus and Lowndes county, who Winced their lovalty both to the United States and to the " pliant men who are defending the flap on foreign soil P b subscribing liberally to the Red Cross fund and by r purchasing their full quota of Liberty Loan bonds in each. of. the two .;ampairns which have been wued in behalf of these securities, have responded with equal liberality to the call for funds with which to prosecute Y, M. C. A. war work. " Former United States Senator' Leroy Percy, who as chairman of the state committee is endeavoring to raise the sum of $150,000 within her borders for trie work, de livered two addresses here last week, having spoken at the court house Wednesday night and at the Industrial Instituteand College Thursday moijning,, and the response to the appeal which he made for funds was not only liber al but immediate. ' Students of the college had, in fa-.t, already taken up the, work and had raised $1,500 before Senator Percy reached the city. This was naturally gratifying to the distinguished Mississippian, and he praised the young la dies most highly for the zeal which they have displayed in behalf of this most laudable Movement, having told them in his address Thursday morning that he wished every town and city in the state had within its corporate limits a band of equally valiant workers. Citizens of "Columbus have vied with the students ol the college in displaying: interest in behalf of the Y. M. C A. war fund. On Thursday, the day following Senator Percy's address at the court house, the local "Flying Squadron," consisting of Messrs. Warren M. Cox, P. W. Maer, Jesse P. Woodard, George Y. Banks and S. R. Street. Jr.. made a canvass of the business district and succeeded in raising $3,000 within a few hours. Lowndes county s allotment is $&,uuu, and wniie this does not in clude the money. subscribed by the students of the In dustrial Institute and College, it is thought that no diffi culty will be encountered in raising the desired sum. . Kg a i ' . , TOUGH ON TUMULTY. ' Of all the sensational rumors that have been circu lated since the United States seveivd diplomatic relations with' Germany none have been more far-fetched or more ridiculous than " one to the effect that Joseph Tu multy, priae t vietary to PrewJciu Wilson, had been found to be serving the Teutonic government as a spy and had been sent to the Federal prisin at Leavenworth, Kansas; ' " 1 'A rumor tothat'effecthas been eurrentforsome time, and, strange though it may seem, gained such extended circulation and such general credance that Secretary Tumulty has felt called Upon to issue an official state ment denying its verity. The report was so utterly absurd that he at first declined to gh-p-ir dignity by official recognition; but when inquiries from friends began pouring in not only by mail but over telephone and tele graph wires he felt that in justice both to himself and to President Wilson he could remain silent no longer, and a. statement stamping the tale as a malicious and un warranted fabrication was sent out from the White House. ' The rumor seems to have started in the Middle West, and though Federal agents are at work on the case they have its yet been unable to (race the canard to its source. There seems to be more seditionists in the Middle West the war than he. In addition to this, Pren'd.'nt W'u is too sagacious to have in his employ any man who ;v not as far above suspicion as as Caesar's wife, and the rumor is, in fact, so absurd that it is difficult to unuVr tand how any sane man could accept it as being true. That it was a-kepted, however, is evinced in. the, larj'e number of letters, telegrams and telephone messages re ceived by Secretary Tumulty, and it shows also that it is unwise to place credance in any statement that may be made reflecting upon a man's patriotism without 'v quiring into it verity. 1 f ?. h PV TRAIN SERVICE IS BAD. It seems that the night train service on the Mobile Ohio railroad is insufferably poor, and during the past few weeks there have been numerous complaints not only from commercial tourists but from the traveling public generally. The Commer (al is reliably informed that the train lue to arrive here early in the morning is frequently held for an indefinite period at Artesia while the locomotive is being used to switch cars, and this delay forces patrons of the road to lose several hours' sleep, which always works a hardship upon traveling men, ns it unfits them to hustle for orders on the following day. Complaints have by no means been limited to the ir regular schedules' which have been maintained for some iime past; but have extended to the coaches, which, it is mid, are not only antediluvian and dilapiated but which ire ill-kept and unclean. Columbus is perhaps the most important station on the Mobile and Ohio between Jackson, Tenn., and Meri- lian, Miss., and as the company enjoys a lucrative local patronage the welfare and comfort not only of its citi zens but of commercial tourists who travel this territory re certainly entitled to more consideration than they re now receiving from officials of the road. p.. r. t m p'" GERMAN ATROCITIES. Since hostilities which later developed into a world wide war broke out in Eurone in 1914 hundreds of ..tories concerning Teutonic atrocities have appeared in public print; but the most convincing statements we have yet seen on the subject are those contained in a letter recently written by Hon. James W. Gerard, former am bassador to Germany, to Hon. E. Barrett, editor of tho Hirmingham Age-Herald. Mr. Barrett wrote a letter to Mr. Gerard in which :;e submitted this question: "What incident in your ca reer in Germany was most indicative of German hostility io the United States?" In reply to this question, Mr. Gerard fr.ys: I think that, perhaps, the most striking incident v.is when on October 25, 1915, the German Emperor tood close to me, and, putting his face about four inches 'Yom mine, shaking his fist in a threatening manner and peaking in a loud tone, said: 'America had better look nit after this war, 1 shall stand no nonesense from America after this war.' " Mr. Gerard relates several other instaiv.'s showing .he hostile feeling whirh Germany and her citizens have ong held toward America and Americans. Recounting me experience in this connection, the former ambassador ays: 'in the summer of 1916 our consul at Hamburg witnessed the following incident: The Alster, a body of water in the city of Hamburg, was alive on a fine summer's day with boats and canoes. An American girl in a canoe paddled up to the landing, flying from the bow of her canoe a small Amerkiin flag. Several Ger mans immediately went forward and broke the flag. The girl, with great spirit, immediately seized and broke the wo German flage on nearby canoes, hit on the head with a paddle one of the Germans who had taken possession of her flag and recovered it. She was then seized by German ofllcers, who took the flag away from her." Both the above described incidents took place prior to the time that diplomatic relations between Germany and the United States were severed, and serve to furnish (indisputable evidence of the fact that' the Kaiser and his subjects had in their hearts the most profound hatred for A m ill' ti n n r A A ...:., 1 ... . I I . l . m.u .-iiuriuuns long neiore tnis country ever en" tered the war. It can not be truthfully said, therefore, that the United States is fighing a nation wftfcih made every effort to show a friendly spirit towards her, aiu: those who contend that such is the fact have no tenable ground upon which to base the assertion. When a citizen approaches an edi tor and tells bjm that he has been i subscriber and a reader for 30 rears, the editor knows that the citi zen wants something put in or wants something kept out. When a man discovers that he has made a mistake he doesn't stop peo ple on the street to tell them about 1. But it is different when he dis c overs that some other man has made r. mistake. Once in a while an old fashioned man takes a few moments off to won-j tier what the Heck did become of Charley Ross. A seVet marriage often ends in a divorce and gets too much publicity. Th word "no" is one of the small eat and simplest in our language. And vet a whole lot of folks do not. know bow to use ,it. A pessimist isn't always that way because he was disappointed in love. Maybe he was disappointed in mar riage. My, 'but this country has grown! There was a time when If nntv r. MUired two political narties to suve t, but nowadays it requires about a lozen. Some men make friends of every body except themselves. And others make enemies of everybody except themselves. Women are no more cowardly than men. Maybe the reason why they show the white feather is because it is more becoming than the black one. A conscience is a good deal like an alarm clock. We get so used to bearing the blame thing ring that we nay no attention to it. The man who is in love with him self never has a rival in love. It is usually pretty safe to bet that a business man seldom makes as -Much or as little money as he say3 he does. The reason why a wife can brag that she keeps within the allowance her husband gives her is because he has to pay the charge accounts she uns at the store. The hardest people to please are Uast week was an unusually busy a graduate seeking his first position! one in the Columbus Red Cross Chap ter. The regular work in the sewing rooma and the Surgical Dressings Departments has gone on as usual. Seven big boxes have been shipped to New Orleans Three of Xmas Packets and four of Garments and Supplies. This is the largest ship ment the Chapter has made at one time. It was valued at about $1.- 450.00 , Hopsital Supplies as follows: 162 Bed Shirts 114 Operating Helmets 147 Pairs of Pajamas 182 Pillow cases 104 Knitted Mufflers. 78 Operating Caps 20 Tray Cloths 12 Handkerchiefs 22 Hot Water Covers , 48 Draw Sheets 30 Nightingales 47 Pairs of Knitted Wristlets 74 Pairs of Knitted Socks 12 Knitted Helmets 20 Sweaters 42 Surgeons Operating Gowns 40 Pairs Bed Shoes The three boxes of Xmas gifts con tained 154 Packets packed with the kind of things most men like and filled and tied with individual ''are. The college girls sent 68 of these. The others were sent by the Auxil iaries of Crawford, Mt. Vernon, the Prairie and many people of Colum bus. Tuesday was called Xmas Day and so it looked like. If any one had peeped into the Chapter Room they would have thought it a truly work room for Santa Claus. Due to an active committee of the younger wo men and the generous gifts of the merchants to whom they nppealed the big khaki handkerchiefs were stuffed with good things. PRINCESS THEATRE Monday Nov. 19th THE SCREEN REMARKABLE S MOST PRODUCTION MAE MARSH Late Star of "Birth of a Nation" . IN - 1- "Polly of the Circus" From The World Famed Play By Margaret Mayo. One of the most complete Photoplays Ever Produced. IT WILL DELIGHT OLD AND YOUNG ALIKE. . ; : i v.- 8 Reels and Not a Dull Moment MATINEE 2:30 &4:30. NIGHT 7:30 & 9:30. Appropriate Music by Princess Orchestra ADMISSION 15 AND 25 CENTS. 1 The Rate Increases as your age increases, so buy life insurance in big amounts while young. Dividends Left to Accumulate when you don't need the money make a larger fund for An Old Age Fund You will surely need it in the years to come. Let me show you. JESSE P. WOODWARD General Agent Odd Fellows Building Phone 531 Columbus, Miss. Cunningham For Democracy. Hon. C. E. Cunningham, editor of he Newton Record, who before the United States entered into war was a supporter of the Junior Senator, has the following to say: t henator- Vardaman -'antinues to -tick to it that the war was brought on by Wall SfTfot and the moneyed interests, if the report from his 'peceh at Walnut. Grove is true. Sen- ".ton Vardaman may believe that he is rin'ht and telling the truth, but the Record for one would rather take he word of the President, the entire abinet and nearly the whole of the 'enate and house that such was not 'he case, as well as many facts from other sources that such is not the case, than to believe that he is cor rect in his assertion. Rut, even if he was correct in his statement, is he doinir the best thins for his coun try by spreading such Information? If it does not have a tendency to dis courage men, who are inclined that way, in doinjr their part in the war that must be fought to a finish, then it would be hard to conceive otherwise." It will be most gratifying to all who were interested in this work ot read the following telegram from New Orleans received on Thursday: "Due to the generous response from the Chapters in the Gulf Di vision in forwarding the allotment of fifty-two thousand Xmas Packets to out warehouse before November 15, our fon-ce has been taxed to the ut most and it has been utterly imposs ible for us to acknowledge receipt of all shipments by letter. In view of this fact, we take this opportunity of thanking you for the noble work that you are accomplishing and as sure you that acknowledgement of your shipment will be sent by letter an soon as possible. (Signed) S. J SCHWARTZ, Director of Bureau of Supplies." 1 RRST WITH HEM to I tor of the Newton Record, In Intro - duclny Pat Harrison, Tells Why He Parted Company With Senator Vardaman. GOOD-BYE OLD STAMP. Good-bye, obi stamp, 'tis human luck That changes friendships so; When others failed you always stuck, But now you have to go; So here's a flow of honest tears And here's a parting sigh. Good-bye, old friend of many years, Good-bye old stamp, good-bye. Good-bye, old stamp, good-bye. Good-bye old stamp, the tried and true, Your worth we'd not decry; The three-cent stamp we welcome you Good-bye, old stamp, good-bye. You've oft been stood upon your head, And had a blackened eye, Into waste baskets thrown pellmell When the Xmas Packets were first talked of at the CoJIege it was sug gested 4hat the girls transfer their usual gifts to each other to those ask ed for by the Red Cross for the men in the service. Since then a contest has been held for the host verse to use at Xmas time in place of the gift. We are glad to report that the prize was won by the blind student, Miss Annie Denman. The I. I. and C. Auxiliary is considering using the poem on a fancy card winch may be offered for sale to help th? fund for supplies. Washington. D. C. Nov. 17. The hosnital known in Paris as "Dr. P.lake's Hospital" is to have the fi naneial support of the American Red Cross through an agreement entered into by Dr. Joseph A. Blake, the Committee of the Hospital, the Ser vice de " Sante, the United States Army and the War Council of the Red' Cross. Since the outbreak of the Euro pean war Dr. Blake, one of America's most distinguished surgeons, has been engaged in hospital work. He has worked unceasingly since the first wounded were brought into Paris, and in a short time after he and his staff began operating, the hospital became famous for the surgical results achieved. Under the new arrangement the institution is to be used primarily for the care of Americans, although 100 beds are to be retained for the use of French soldiers as long as they are not needed by Americans. It will be open also to the B.k Without a tear or sigh; Although we miss -Great George, in and wounded Red Cross personnel green, Who .'ou!d not tell a lie, In rosy hue asiain he's seem , Good-bye, old stamp, good-bye. Chicago Ti ibune. Wanted- Volunteert For Service in The Red Crox Due to the increasing activities of The American Red country, mid, particularly in for eign countries, it will be necessary 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 will be glad to file applications for service, and furnish, blanks to be filled by applicants. Name of "ol unteers for work in their own local ity will be recorded at the chapter The hospital is to be known hereafter as the American Red Cross Military Hospital No. 2 SUPERVISOR'S NOTICE. The State of Mississippi, Board of Supervisors, Lowndes County. This is to give you notice that in Cross in this' accordance with chapter 98 of the laws of Mississippi 1916, a special meet ing of the Board of Supervisor's of Lowndes County is hereby called, to be heard at the court house in said county, in the city of Columbus, on Tuesday morning the 20th day of November, 1917, at 9 o'dock. to make the changes in assessments of real and personal property of said county for the year 1917 in accord ance with the order of the Board of State Tax Commission of the State of Mississippi Done in the city of Columbus, office. Applicants for work in the Miss., this the 15th day of Novem UiiU'tl Slates in to L filed vKhber 131". the division office at Now Orleans.) L. H. HATCHETT, Applicants for foreign service will j President of the Board of Super be forwarded to the National Head- visors of Lowndes County Mississip- C. Ei. Cunningham, editor of the Newton Hecord, who has given Sena tor Varcikiuau able and iut'iueuiial sup port in the -past, is one of the thou sands of tho junior senator's former liolitich) friends who cannot endorse his record of opposition to the Demo cratio administration. When Con gressman Pat Harrison, candidate for the Senate to'succevd Senator Varda man, spoke at Newton the other day. he was introduced by Mr. Cunninj ham, who said: . ; We have wssHmbled hare this afternoon to hear tho address, of a distlntfUlHhei gentleman, of whom most of us have heard a great (leal of late, but few of us have had an oitrtunlty to listen to a itieBKHKe frum hi own lips. - It wan my privilege during the lust meeting of the State Democratic Convention in Jackson to hear his address before that body, an J his magnificent speech at that time, filled with .-logic,' eloquence, patriotism and common sense, ellolted rounds of applaliHS and cheers from that gathering of the leading Democrats from all parts of the stuUv and showed the esteem in which he isi held and the hearty approval of what he had to say. At that time our nation had not been drawn into that great and terrible con flict now raging on the European conti nent, but we were having trouble with our neighbor on the south, Mexico. In his Inspiring address beforo that conven tion tho speaker of this occasion was up holding the hands of that great, good and patient man the world's greatest, man, oithsen and official -Hon. Woodrow Wil son. QrsHt. not because lie Is president alone, but because of his master mind, his scholarly attainments, Ills matchless Judgment, his upright Christian charac ter, Htid his Intense Interest In the wel fare of humanity. Our speaker today Is still giving him his support in the try ing times ;hat have fallen to his lot as president. When ths president, In his great fore sight, saw that something must be done, hs assembled .'orisress in special session, put facts "and Information 3 he had on r harm th country. Has It not been somewhat humll'ati. g to you to see our popular senator giving utterance to words that have subjected him to orit! clsm and censure from one end of the nation to the other?. And that, too, with nothing to gain by It? As most of you are aware, I have been a personal and political friend of Senator Vardaman for a numbur of years-1 have supported him when It meant u loss of friends and patronafje to me on the one hand md I have no apologies to make for it. Our speaki-r of today bag given him hearty support in the past, also. We both dtl it no doubt because we thought he believed In the principles that we did, and I am not here to say that this was not the c&sa at that time. But 1 do say that as much us I Kgielted to disagree with Senator Varilnmsm, I am for my country before any man, and I could not endorse the senator In some uf his utter ances and acts on the war question. Nelthsr could I stand by anyone who would pursue such a course. We all re gret to disagree wjth our friends, and as Lincoln onco said, we must stand by our friends when they are right, rtand by them as long as they are right, but we must part from them when they go wrong. I know that. Senator .Vardaman was wrong in some of his utterances, as no good could come from them to any one, uhlesa it was the enemy. But I am not here to criticise Henatnr Vardaman, for I hnte to think that he would be guilty of anything that would subject him to censure; neither am 1 here to eulogize the presidenl. If either is necessary, the speaker who la to ad dress you is more capable of doing so than I am. I wish to refer briefly to the distin guished statesman who is to speak to you. While still a young man, his in fluence has broadened until he has al ready become a national figure, due large ly to his brilliant mind, splendid attain ments, devotion to duty and magnificent record as an official. While a small boy, like myself, be was beret t of his father, and at the age of 4 years, with a wid owed mothar, had to begin the struggles of this life. With determination and grit, he diligently pursued hie studies until he had finished the course In college, after which he taught school for a lime. A citizen of Newton, who lived In Green county at that time, asked Prof. Trawlck, u well-known educator, to send them a capable teacher for their school. Mr. Harrison was recommended for the place, was elected arid gave such good service that he won the esteem of the people of that locality. He later studied law, and at the age of 24 made the race against several strong opponents for district' at toruey, was elected and served with abil ity for five and a half years. He then made the race for congress, was elected, mid has been filling that position with distinction for the past seven years. He could have been re-elected without oppo sition to that office, had he Been fit, but so great was the demand for him to enter the race for t'nited States senator that he- folt it was his duty to accede to these appeals, and he made the sacrifice -of a certainty for an uncertainty, with the hopes that he might be promoted to a position in which he couul better serve the war situation hcfor. that body, and j his country and state. He Is to speak to . ,,(,, tliuu. f .it wlll lust a ou louuy 111 inn lllicicm wi "in .".- af er getting these fat ts, win just . . should be elected next few exceptions, congress almost unanl- yeari he wlll 8en,e you wit, ability, and I mously paased a resolution declaring that ! do not believe he will ever be guilty of : ,, ... jnriKti.il Now none of lis ' my words or deeds that will be the source t state of war existed Now, none ot us of 'numlaim to h constituency.: went war though, with the In ormation Many things detrimental to the char that I navo gained from various sources, octer of a number of . our public men I don't see how it w,s pilots to avoid h been Jf It, A few members uf .the house and rue nnJ ome perhaps were true. But sensve npi ' ' th!;' (h'clarntlon, which want to say that I have i:rer yet seen ws.Vhelr ,,-iv..,ge. without IHng sub- ' anything Jnf print . Ueardwy. Jj-eted ve cei'surc, and Senator arda- pat ,IarrltMn. This peaks very higitly man w.ts 9ie of them. Hut ,ai :er war of . his untarnished character and I.-'sg-!" .ie.-:e.r-,v..n- loyai j-.tiwu. .of 'the rlty r , , InU.ot,HC. VnlUd Ptnf" sIhiuIM 'tsnd b the coun- , to yml Umu llt Harrison, repivscnt try and the ni'.v.'.icnt. mul ie no vole , atjve of the largest ongiY.isionaJ district lo' aniiluna Ciu Vouu! hel.) the emmyln Mississippi. Patronize Our Advertisers SHIN GLES Get them While You Can We have the following grades NOW Louisiana Red Cypress Shingles: 3- in. Star A Star $3.00 per M 5-in. Heart Economy $4.50 per M 4- in. Best Heart $5.50 per M Terms Cash less 4 per cent. Bell Lumber & Mfg. Co. quarters at Washington. pi.