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333 " "'i '- Si ' 7 ) THE COLUMBUS COMMERCIAL f.EO. O. SF.XTER Editor end Manager Entered t Potoffk in Columbus Mi.. u.i wconJ-clii . mail MISS RANKIN'S FEMINITY. iOO'OOOOO OOOOOOOO O0O0PO0COO O .0 9 9 0 0 W . .. .. l I Miss Jeannette Rankin, Americas oruy i-onri-. a- - nv ( v , ,,;. f ffcU c;,.m na XU,AI THiU3 iiAY. 0,0 SUFFRAGE NEWS C SUBSCRIPTION RATES Semi-Weekly, one year Thursday or Sunday, one year $3.00 i.r.o Delivired either by carrier or sent through mail. : WHAT OTHiiii SAY. 0,0 SUFFRAGE NEWS. 0 when ih' appeared in BirminpMm week was inter-; 0 0 0 0 0 0 w 0 0 0 0 0 0( o 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 3 9 0 O 0 0 0 O vIovv.mI bv Mrs. Orline Arnold Sliirirn.-tii a v: vv CVuiu, ; I j , ' i -nil ni,..,i. OIF T,,E REitRVATIOfi. bian who under the pudonym, "Dolly U:ilrymil, writes uch eharminir feature stories fof the Aur-Hc- j Col, s.m Cook, DUcim th. c, aid. Of Scnatro Vardaman. nollv " ns Mrs. Khinman is fiimilarilv known in the) Col. Sam Cooku attorney-aulaw: newspaper world was. completely charmod with M:r Mitaii'ippi Club Woman in Lin for Suffrage. TOUGH ON TAX PAYERS. The action of the Mississippi tax commission in or dering sweeping ndvanees in the assessed valuations ot agricultural lands in Lowndes county is troing to work a material hardship upon owners of property of this character, as it is unwarranted by existinir conditions and comes at a most inopportune t;me. As is generally known, agricultural activities here have been in an unsettled condition for tin- past sever. year, and during that time local farmers, or tne ma jority of them at least, have made very litle money, many of them, in fact, having eiu-i:Uerel iieavy looses The depression first manifested its self aiong itnout 1910, when the boll weevils bean to invade this section, and sin- that time there have been many militating forces for the men engaged in agricultural pursuits in combat. Before thrv'had learned to wage even a mooV.- ately successful fight against the invading pests th European war broke out, and in the fall of 101 i the bottom dropped out of the cotton market. During thru entire season the price of the staple hovered around five cents per pound, and as a result no profits were earned cither in Lowndes county or in any other fic tion where the fleecy staple formed the principal agri cultural product. It is true that the price of cotton has steadily ad vanced during the past few years, the market havinp begun to recover rapidly when it developed that th- ataple must be extensively used in the manufacture if war munitions; but in the meantime local farmers had turned their attention to other products, the boll wee vile having made the planting of cotton an exceedingly hazardous venture. That they will reap no material benefits from high prices now prevailing is evinced in the government ginners' report. This report shows that up to November 1 the county , had ginned only 3,002 bales. It is estimated that fully 75 per cent of the "cot ton has been ginned; so the report indicates a total yield of something like 5,001) bales. This is less than one-fifth of a normal crop, as before the boll wcov!! 'nvaded this section the lounty made from 3 ', to 35,000 bales every season. We are glad to say that the fanners have adopted a policy of diversification and hi" b."ii fairly success ful growing wheat, cora, sorghum, potatoes and other products. None of these, however, compare with cot ton as a money crop. Cotton is the one product of this immediate section for which there is at all times a steady demand and for whic'i th marker value in veal cash can be obtained. Another thing that has militated against farmin.n operations in this section has been the scarcity of la bor. Thousands of negroeshave left here during the past year, and last season hundreds of acres of the mor.t fertile land in the county lay fallow because it was im possible to se-Aire the labor necessary to cultivate it. It will be seen, therefore that local farmers are in no position to stand the heavy increase in land values recently ordered by the Mississippi tax commission. Under the provisions of this order values have been boosted an average valuation of .s'JO an acre, and while some of the land is worth more than this sum there is a great deal that could not be sold today for $15 an acre. Rankin, and the thing that impressed her most forcibly was the distinct feminity of the Montana congresswom m and her inate love for pretty clothe, styli h imb:ii.-iv and other thangs that usually appeal with compelling force to members of the fair sex. "I think it was rather natural for me," says "Dolly,' I "to have formed an unique impression of her type: she's I a Westerner, from the wild and wooly hills of Montana, and I'd never seen a congresswoman or do you sa congressman?) before, and I was surprised, most agree ably so. "Miss Rankin dresses charmingly; is beautifully groomed; pays no little attention to the essentials of In coming tliing. and, for the benefit of cartoonists who feature the millinery of petti'. oat politicians, I want :o -ay that Miss Rankin's bonnet was a 'perfect dream.' Continuing her argument that Miss Rankin is a "regular person," "Dolly" says: The strongest impression that 1 gained of Mis Rankin is that she is a "regular person;" there's no reason, of course, why she shouldn't be, excct the ones I've related; but it isn't just exactly expected of her, you know, because ever sin'te the day when Thomas Jefferson hitched his horse to the capitol fence and strolled nonchalantly into the structure to take the oath ns the nation's chief executive, our knickerbockercd citizenry have fixed their youthful eyes upon the glittering dome at Washington nnn.li as the )ious Mohammedan turns tow.ird the mina rets of Mecca at the hour when his soul seeks peace, and have left the feminine part of the population at home not ')veting the hotior of repreumCng thvr " country at the national capitol, hut rather to rear a family from which would come some day a scion v.ho would be called President! Hence a woman congressman a chapter of politics in petticoats does set one to thinking." SOME CONSERVATIVE SCHEMES. The policy of '.tonservation has become veiy popu'.ai sin'j the United States entered the wur aga'nst iltf many, and vhile the field has been pretty well covered there arc still sevral things not yet mentioned to whicl we would very much like to see the policy extended. One commodity that, according to our op-n'oa could be conserved without working a hardship upon an; one would be cigar bands. Nearly all the popular brands of cigars are encircled by paper bands, and while in. cost of a single band is infiniteaimally small a fon-'-M able outlay is required to supply these circlet for the millions of cigars th.it are sold annually. T iiai the bands, would b a blessing rather than a blow to smokers, as they constitute a positive nuisance.. Men who smoke while at work, as many do. are w wealth was bouht with the b,00iof la proud and noble ancestry. rou ..II.. - . I . W . . . . 1 . .. L. . . . . L. ... liny mure ur teas iiuiiicu, anu wuuii naming ire-n v i . i A'althall, Miss., has mnved out of Vnrdamun's -Airral. The colonel's reasons for so Joint?; are set forth in the following letter which he sends to the senator: "Walthall,' Miss., Nov. 19. lit 17. "Hon. .las. K. Vardaman, Jai kson, Miss.-: '"My 'Dear Sir No man thould say or do anything without a good and sufficient reason for his words and acts. I have been your zealous supporter and I voted for you every time you have been before the peo ple asking their suffrage. Your ad ministration showed you to be a most efficient governor of a ereat tate, and one of the most brilliant hi the gubernatorial anna's of Mississippi. Personally I recognize you as n most magnificient and bene volent character, courageous, honest withal, with easy grace of perfect manner and free Vrom hvpoerk y, all of whkh make you a most charming man. lou nave been called vain. Here, in your behalf, I enter n plea of confession and avoidance. Most great men are vain in some degree, and you have many qualities and abilities of sufficient magnitude to make any mortal man vain. A high minded man, according to my con ception, I cannot believe you ever stoop to anything low, groveling or vicious. Inherently great in oratory, that sweeps vast multitudes off their feet unawares, with the force of a terrific tornado, it would be strange if you did not always have a follow ing. But this day of perilous crisis with ominous, war clouds nr.ngmg over the American republic, the greatest republic of the world, su'ih a combination of qualities is futile and ineffably nugatory. They stand out like a lone Zero without any as signable value. : 1 am still your per. sotial friend, becnuse you are com panionable nnd lovable man. But we have come to the parting of the ways, and this is the view of man'y of your admiring friends and erst while supporters. To you, ns the Savior of a wicked world said to the very rich young man, 'One thing iackest thou' judgment. These are strenous times, ' approaching terror and great danger to the perpeturay of republican institutions nnd the lihertv of the world that call loud and long to every man, woman am child on the American continent to lend a helping hand. Don't forget I pray you, -tfaji the splendor and -'lory of theAinerican common- time is necessarily consumed in removing the bands. It might be said that the smokers could light their weed? without removing the bands; but if this is done the pa per of whieh they are composed ignites and the flavor i f the cigar is materially injured. Another policy of retrenchment which suggests itself to us is that much money could be saved if haber dashers and laundrymen would reduce the number ot pins which they stick in our shirts. A new shirt geni ally contains at least a dozen pins, when one or twe would serve to keep the folds of the garment intact; and the same argument that applies to cigars applies here. A dozen pins don't cost much; but when we mu! tiply the number by the millions of shirts that are sold annually the outlay amounts to quite a targe sum. If laundrymen, haberdashers and cigar niaiuifaj tmers would adopt the policy suggested smokers and shirt wearers would undoubtedly benefit thereby; for ii is a well known fact that the purchasers are the ones who really pay for the fancy frills which form concomi tants of their purchases, and this applies both to the man who buys outright and the one who pays for ser vice. KkR fca fc? Hi k Miss Jeannette Rankin, America's on!y Cngress wonian, is now delivering lectures in this Immediate sec tion, having rc- 'ntly appeared in both Memphis and Birmingham, and we are sincely sorry that she did not include Columbus in her itinerary, as we wou'd very much like to see and hear her. The Rate Increases a your age increases, so buy life insurance in big amounts while young. , Dividends Left to Accumulate wlmn you don't need (he money make a larer 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 Fellow Buildlutf Phone 531 Columbus, Miss. ould lend a very potential hand, and you should, because much is required of him to whom miKh is given. A little more than a hundred vears ago, on the morning of the great battle of Trafalgar, Lord Nel son called the officers of his fleet to his flagship and made tlrs l:conic speech: 'Today England expects every man to do his duty.' So every man did as the destruction of the destruction of '.he splendid Spanish Armada showed. Today America expe.ts every man to do his duty. Let him who is unwilling go to the rear nnd timidly lay his mouth in the dust, there to remain in silence till the battle of liberty is fought and won. You refuse to give your alle giance to the President of the Unit ed States, which you should not withhold, because he is mmander- in-chief of the army and navy. The chief duty of a soldier ia to obey order, and just now we are all sol diei's. in a sense, or should be. We can give our allegiance to the Presi dent, a sa-fe, sane and farseeing man, without obeisance, which Mr. Wil son in the magnanimity and great ness of his patriotism exacts of no man. When you were governor of Mississippi I was loyal to my state and gave my allegiance thereto and to you, as the head of a great state, without any impulse of truckling. Otherwise you would have been ashamed of me. Before I politically bid you farewell, as a parting ad monition, I beg to remind you that reformation is never hopeless. Wish ing you well, I urn sincerely your friend, "SAM COOKE." REASONS FOR QHANG. ING FROM VARDAMAN Under the above caption the Win ston County Journal, a former con sistent and able supporter of Sena tor Vardaman, gives the reason for its opposition now to the Senator and the reasons appeal with force to thinking Mississippi Patriots. The Journal says: Some people seem to be rui'ed over the fact that many of Suitor Vardaman's old and most staunch friends differ with him in his policy since war was declared against Ger many. The mystery to these peo ple is due to the fact that they are former friends of the Senator have kept posted on the situation and he nn preach his excuse to thetai until doomsday and ho will never sat isfactorily explain to them why he has a-'ted in a war to encourage the At its annual convention in Meri dian last week, the Mississippi Fed-j eration of Women' Clubs passed overwhelmingly a suffrage resolu-' tion, thereby placing itself in line' with the 37 other states whose club' women have taken similar action. ' President Wilton Receives Suffrage Leaders at White House. President Wilson received on No vember 9, for almost an hour's pri vate conference, Mrs. Carrie Chap man Catt and Dr. Anna Howard Shaw, president and honorary pres ident respectively, of the National American Woman Suffrage Associa tion. Mrs. Harriet Taylor, Upton, prsident of the Ohio suffragists and Mrs. Horace C. Stillwell and Mrs. A. H. Beardsley, representing the suffragists of Indiana. The pur. pose of the visit on the part of the suffrage leaders was to thank the President for his assistance in the New York campaign just ended, and to lay before him the national suf frage situation, particularly the in equality and injustice in legislation which permits New York women to vote but denies the right to women of other states. Statement of Mrs. Catt: "The President listened to all that we had to say with apparent interest, and asked us many questions. We stated to him the political situation as viewed by suffragists since the victory in New York, and since the reversal by the courts and by a very fraudulent referendum of the suf frage laws of Indiana and Ohio. We made clear to him that we believe it is the duty of the nation to grant the Federal Amendment now, in or der that the women may be saved the expense and the long struggle which is involved in the state by state referenda. We are all agreed about this, and anxious that the Fed eral Amendment should pass the 65th Congress. "We have recognized ever sin'e our Atlantic City convention a year or more ago, when the President sail he was going to fight with us, that he was at heart a very sincere suffragist. The National Woman Suffragist As sociation and its auxiliaries have ask ed a great many favors of him in the past year, and he has done his best to grant every one. Today we out lined to him the program we have before us, and he said he did not see any reason why wo should not carry it out We asked if he could do any thing to assist that campaign, and he gave us renewed assurances of his sincere friendship for our cause. We believe that he is going to do everything he can do to help us. "The President expressed his grat itude to our Association for its pa triotic service, which he said had been one of the sustaining forces from the first of the war crisis. We told him that we wanted to free the women from the suffrage fight in or der that they might be able to join with undivided thought the other loyal forces of the nation, and help to solve its great problems." Statement of Dr. Anna Howard Shaw: "'When the President oame to us in Atlantic City his promise to fight with us was given with the sincerity of an honest man, and he has kept that promise at all times since. My feeling is that, faithfully as he has kept that promise, just as faithfully will be cotinue to help us win suf frage in the United States. I be lieve that he is as truly loyal to us in our cause as he knows that we are to the Government." Statement of Mrs. Horace G. Still well, of Anderson, Ind.t ( "The President received us very cordially and asked that we refresh his memory as to the processes of amending the Indiana constitution. After I had explained this, he agreed fhat it was very difficult indeed, in fact, almost prohibitive. It was a very pleasant interview, especially because we were a small group and we all talked as B group. I feel con fident of the President's help in In diana. He reminded us, in ft, that he had done what he could last win ter, and were assured that he will "ontinue his help." Attraction Extraordinary Princess Theatre TWO DAYS . MONDAY, 26th, AND TUESDAY, 27th (QERA1JMNE tTARRAE? ; IN JOAN TD11IE WOMAN By JENANIE MACPHERSON Based on the Life of JOAN OF ARC. Produced by the Cardinal Film Corporation Under the Personal Supervison of CECIL B. DE MILLE JOAN OF ARC GERALDINE FARRAR The Girl Patriot, who fought with men, was loved by men, and killed by men, yet withal retained the heart of a woman ! CHARLES VII RAYMOND HATTON King of France Deserted by his most powerful nobles was opposed by his own cousin,- the Duke of Burgundy, whose wealth and soldiers were at England's call. -GENERAL LA HIRE HERBERT BOSWORTH Who by an iron hand and grim devotion held to the service of Charles VII, the handful of men, unpaid and underfed, who called themselves the King's army. ' CAUCHON THEODORE ROBERTS Who did not hesitate to misuse the mighty power of the church to defeat his personal enemies. Li Pierre Cauchon, who died in 1442, was excommunicated from the Church post humously by Pope Calixtus IV., his body ex humed and thrown in the common sewer. r-Encydlopaedia Britannica Eleventh Edition. Card of Thanks. I take this method of expressing to my loyal friends for the many kindnesses extended me in connec tion with the long illness and recent death of my beloved wife, and wish to assure them that their thought, fulness, solicitousness and sympathy will always be appreciated. Respectfully, JOHN B. WILLIAMS. friends that he was justified in his actions. It was all right for a Sen ator to stand up for his opinion, and even fight for any position he liked before' war was declared that, h democratic and "free speech," as we see Itbut after his party and nation speak, and more especially pf ter we get into war, there is but one position to take, and that is to "be for your country right or Germans since the United States de-i wroncr. and damn the man . who is clared war. No good citizen likes j not." Every man in the United a traitor, and if the Senator has not! States, be he high or low,' who by betrayed his country, he has edgod I word or act,' encourages the enemy the bordor so closely that he will! at this time, should be Imprisoned never be able to Bhow thse former; where he can neither talk or wr.i1 FR IC TBFNT UTAH tec DCirt SI In all the tents of the Enirlish none was so lieht of heart. none so quick with his sword, as this "devil-may-care" young captain. LA TREMOUILLE CHARLES CLARY Known as the King's evil genius, called "The Spider." He' stood close to Charles VII, and pandered to all that was evil in him. yl Laxart. Joan's Uncle V . .... . James Neill l L'Oiseleur, a fanatical monk Tully Marshall Gaspard, the coward Larry Peyton Jacques d'Arc, Joan? father H. B. Carpenter Isambeau, Joan's mother Lillian Leighton Katherine, Joan's sister Marjorie Daw Pierre, Joan's brother Stephen Gray Robert de Beaudricourt, the Governor .... Ernest Joy Jean de Metz, A the service of the Governor John Oaker The Duke of Burgundy, cousin to Charles .... Hugo Koch John of Luxumbourg, in the service of Bergundy ... Wm. Conklin .The Executioner -. Walter Long Guy Townes, a friend to Eric ". Walter Elmer Michael, Hie Messenger of God Emilius Jorgense A STUPENDOUS SPECTACl E HrTORICALLY P CORRECT AS TO SETTINGS AND COSTUMES YET . UITU All TUf i rr iiii nrio sit t . r. o A TTisunbLi c LI1VIS 1 1 IE.3 tOOL INI TIAL TO THE SUCCESS OF A PLAY It Depicts the Feminine Side of the Maid of Orleans; Her. Weakness of Love. Down Through the Centuries the Story of Joan Has Been an Inspiration to Every Man, Woman and Child of Every Generation. AN AUGUMENTED ORCHESTRA WILL PROPERLY INTERPRET THE SPECIAL MUSIC SCORE. rONLY 2 SHOWS DAILY MATINEE AT 2:20 EVENING AT 7:30 -ADMISSION- 25c TO ALL TEACHERS AND STUDENTS OF THE COLLEGE AND SCHOOLS rn. To All JUU Others 21 W. Hunter Enbanks Dentist Office, Pirst Slate Bank bld;v ! DR. T. H- HENRY i Phone 21, Office hours 10:80 to U:30 a, m., 4 to 5 p. m. Residence Phone 189. Office 1st State Bank Bldg. re On Easy Terms (sent on approval if desired) We'll ghdly send you at once on approval no deposit required . Ltel Models COLUMBIA GRAGONOLA $18 TO $385. Test it thoroughly. Convince yourself that in tone, in brilliance, and in iriechsmicil nerfftetin, this instrument cannot even be approached at the price. We'll arrange to deliver tame on a small first payment balance on easy terms. See us abput it today! The A. Gressett Music House !fj . 204 3th STREET, PHONE 280 COLUMBUS, MISS.