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1W UMfttl laM ! I t.rTin mn I t.rTin mm IKS VOL. XXIV. NO. 54. COLUMBUS, MISS., THURSDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 7, 1918. T1' , CITY CATERERS OBSERVE FIRST WHEATLESSDAY WHEAT BREAD ABSENT FROM BILLS OF FARE OFFERED MONDAY. RYE IS SUBSTITUTED FUELLESS DAYS questionnaire is Wll I NrtT VCT FOUND MUTILATED If MULi I 1 L 1 nr. AriAnilll INMI unknown party , destroys " " VII MUMS I DOCUMENT SENT BY UNCLE SAM TO WM. MOORE. Semi. Weekly, $3.00 Per Year, WILLIAMS IS AGAINST WAR CABINET PLAN ?L,NEiT;MANAGEMENT UVtK IHttUUNTRY LOCAL UNIT OF ACUTESHORTAGEOF COAL PREVENTS CANCELLA TION OF ORDER. SITUATION IS BAD UPHOLDS WILSON Customers Who Expected Corn Bread and Hot Muf fins Were Disappointd. Columbians who dine at public f places experienced their first wheat .ess day Monday, for while other cities have been placing the ban on wheat bread one day each week ever ' since a request to that effect was made by Food Director Hoover lo cal hotels and restaurants did not commence to observe the edict until Monday, The menus offered patrons of res taurants were a little disappointing, for while proprietors of these estab lishments had promised to serve hot corn bread and the promise was not fulfilled, rye bread having, in most restaurants, been substituted for wheat bread. .The ban extended to every, edible in which flour . consti tutes a component part, and patrons who have been accustomed to eating pie or cake daily were denied this privilege. Up to last Monday the restaurant? had not refrained from selling cigars on heatless days, but on Monday their cigar counters were temporaily out of business, and those who sought to purchase cigarettes, cigars or chewing tobacco were politely but firmly informed that there was "nothing doing." Most of the local users of tobacco in its various forms had purchased sufficient supplies be fore hand, though a few who did not know that the erder -would be so rigidly observed experienced some inconveniences, Tuesday was observed as a meat less day, and local restaurateurs Transportation is Tangled and Many Cities Have Scant Sup. plies on Hand. .,- wasmngton, Feb. 6. With the east facing the most acute coal short- WRITES LETTER TO HON. r d ciirnx i it Federal officier. ara likel U W .- ""WAW called upon to investigate the multi- . ING REASONS. iation of the questionnaire of Wtn. Moore, which was recently found on he court house grounds torn almost .terally into shreds. Late in No ember Moore, who came here from Jirmingham, was convicted before Mayor McClanahan on a charge of Says Constitution Gives Presi- agrancy and was sentenced to serve 60 days on the county farm. He re cently completed his sentence, and ioon after his return to Columbus was informed that his questionnaire had been found in a mutilated con- CIST OF THE NEWS GATHERED HERE AND THERE AND PRE SENTED IN BRIEF FORM. I OF RAILROADS DEFENSE BODY BAD IS ALLEGED IS ORGANIZED According to information received TRAINMFN rHAnrr at in Washington, butter is selling in, 1KA,NMEN CHARGE AT- MEETING HELD AT CHAM- TEMPT TO DISCREDIT BER OF rnMiwrnrc vrc EIGHT-HOUR LAW. TFRnAV aptcdk,, - ' . Ai4V JJiJ, dent Right to Command the Army and Navy. Berlin at 2.25 a pound, sugar at I j 56 cents a pound, ham and bacon at! ! $2.11 a pound, and Ivory soap at! five bars for $1.12. The entire ;::X:;,u,itio"oJ by ,he mor e ove r t i m e officers named According to a report by the! Jl? GeTa' Swi9!; Union Lead livestock quotations near the end of 1917 were: Oxen, each $230; bulls, $170; cows, $260; Olives, $180 r young pigs, $14; sheep, $14; fat hogs, per pound, 32 cents. me Department of Agriculture Hon. E. R. Sherman. a dition. The document reached Co- Cnlnmhinn v,.. i i. i. estimates that nnlv nnov,;,i . u ( 7 " grip 'umous wnue ne was a prisoner on personal friend of Senator John 1 marketab,e 8urPlu of the potato of thecoldestweather ina generation the government decided that the heatless Monday programme cannot at this time be abandoned, as had been hoped. -- The conclusion to continue the closing was reached at a conference the farm, and no one seems to know who took it from the postoffice. After consulting with Mr. John B. Williams, sheriff of Lowndes and ex officio member of the local exemp tion board, Moore executed an affi davit in which the circumstances at between Fuel Administrator Garfield tending the mutilation of the ques- ana Director General McAdoo, at tended by a dozen state fuel adminis trators. There was no official an nouncement, but a joint statement probably will be given out later. There had been everv indication tionnaire were set forth and for warded the document to the proper authorities. This is the second time that Moore has been enmeshed in draft compli cations, a registration card found on up to Monday night that the Mon- hie person when he was arrested fin V llAlislgva ia.ii 1. .. i , L.H 1 XT 1 l . ,1 , tIC uvci, uui reports eie msi iNovemoer naving snowea You are exactly right v comiiKton oy me state '"at ne reristerea in uirminErnam. ,,....;i auniuiiBi,raHjrs mat throughout j wnue ne possessed no papers show most of the east there is on hand only I ing that he had ever appeared before one day s supply of coal, coupled with an exemption board for examination the weather situation, were accepted as convincing proof that the present M. A. L. Stanley Diet, is no time to lift th rWinr, Mr. A. r Ktanu aa v.;. . .R v-.v-x, . j ".-v. ... i ranrcrannHnn tha P Sharp Williams, is in receipt of a let ter from that distinguished states man in which he states that he is un- llterably opposed to the plan provid ing for a war cabinet and gives forceful reasons for the stand which he has taken regarding the measure. The letter follows: United States Senate, Committee on the Library. , January 30, 1918. Mr. E. R. Sherman, Columbus, Miss. My dear Sir: I have your letter of the 23rd. There isn't in the so-called War Council or War Cabinet propo sal. It would be just one more link in a chain that is already too long. ana is made weak by its length. In so far as the War Department needs time IS tonrtaatnr A , n ht 1 : . I, i ..v.ouu vu nave uppuseu I "."' ucawi imvmif resulted I i. .i w , , . tha i . . , . , 11. ... 'iuim it iiibu mr. unamner ain or the closing-plan, was said to havt from pneumonia and having follow-L o-- . utrr-ccA tV,o .;i .u- j in , .. , .. v"lKl ", or any otner WIC nrauiw per-1 - i-vvu wecwi uuranon. Representative The """" " i"MiuvciiiciiL in ra rnnn mic was a inemnHr m a inmnv uroii whole thing is, tranrnortfttinn th. ...t U in i". BS you y, "vinous m pr.nciple." " ,uu'u "e " , " . : 'mv- More than that, it is of doubtful con stitutionality, because the Constitu- f..nJ ii. ' 1- . 1 J . . u..u lt mucn easier to piease pa- fuel adm n stration slinw tkaf trons than on Monday, as under the many states plants already are clos- regulations promulgamated by Food ing in large numbers. Director only beef, pork, ham and It was emDhasizflH tw th. i other meats which can be easily pre- ministration is determined that what served and transported across the coal is unloaded and distributed shai: seas are banned, and it was permiss- so to householders first s?t a.v able to serve oysters, fish, chickens administrators have been given al and other fowls. All these foods most unlimited antWirv t aiv were available in practically unlimit- COal from other consumers to keer ed quantities, and those who dine all the neonle wa in thai. continued m force. mg been an uncle of Mr. E. A. Stan- The blizzard has cut coal produc-'ev. superintendent of education for' tion anoTmovement to such an extent Lowndes county, and the step-fath- mat omciais pointed out that-had er of Mr. Z. Goolsby, who was the Monday closings been abandoned formerly deputy chancery clerk and industry would be forced to shut down who is now employed in the sheriff's! to a considerable extent because of a office. He was 62 years old and is lack of fuel. In fact, rermrts to thp survived by his widow and two anna Messrs. Raymond and Ernest Stan ley. Funeral services were held at the family home at 3 o'clock Tues day afternoon, having been conduct ion itself vesta in the President not only the obligation, but tW duties of Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy in war. I am glad you wrote me and glad you agree with the idea which I have always entertained. The Continea tal Congress came very near spoiling George Washington's campaigns during the Revolution. Lincoln's cabinet ruined half a dozen Union . j u t m t tt i i i . "' lumcu nuu it uuzen union i!irln!.P f C?Urch'. 8nd haV"!g Grant if Grant hadn't made a bar- been followed by friendship cemetery. interment public eating places experienced no difficulty in satisfying their appe tite. MISS LENA HURY CALLED BY DEATH For the first time since coal begar to run short fuel administration of- Iciah admit that the situation is alarming. Report after report camt during the daytelling of cities al the way from the irfississippi to the Atlantic with only a few hours' sup ply of fuel on hand and prospect- poor for obtaining anything like tht quantities needed. x,t .v.... i "icjr wumu nuve notning to say after he was appointed; and towards the closing of the war, the Funeral Thi Afternoon. Confederate Congress wanted to in- The body of Mr. Quay Robertson, terfere with Jefferson Davis and ho died Monday at Shreveport, La., Robert E. Lee, either one of whom arrived here over the Mobile and '"'ew more about how to defend Ohio railroad Wednesday, and was fhe South than the whole CnnUA DIES FROM APOPLEXY AFTER .. ILLNESS OF ONLY 24 HOURS' DURATION.- Miss Lena Hury,. a highly respect ed maiden lady died at her home on Main street at an early hour Tues day night, her death having follow. ed an illness of only about twenty- four hours duration, and havino Poll Tx Collection Good. The period in which citizens could pay their poll taxes and retain theii right to vote closed February 1, and him tne books of John B. Williams. sheriff and tax collector of Lowndea county, show that collections were good, the amottfit taken in having been larger this year than last. Defi nite figures are not yet obtainable but Sheriff Williams spates that col- taken to Caledonia, the birthplace of leceased, for interment. Mr. Robert- on, who was an expert machinist, Tiade his home in Columbus for sev- :ral years, having at different times been employed at the plant of the Columbus Lumber Company and at the local shops of the Southern Rail- way. I r. wih "rd, rf crop had been moved by January I 1918. Last year's potato crop was the largest ever produced in the United States. For the unit of women telephone operators to be sent to France a dis tinctive uniform is being provided, Salaries range if rom $60 to $125 a mdnth, with allowance for ration? and quarters. Successful applicants must speak both, French and English with ease. There is nothing in the fuel order of January 17 to prevent the opera tion of automobiles, motor vehicles of all classes being considered as 'loming under the head of public util ities. In keeninir with this garages have been exempted. j following suggestions made by! farmers willing to employ high school boys, the educational authorities of Illinois have arranged an extensive farm course, from February 1 to May 1. Reports from state and local di rectors of the Smilage campaign re ceived in Washington indicate that more of these coupon books will be sold than have been printed. Yhe fuel order delayed all printing six days, but the books are be!i;g rush ed through and all purchasers whH have not received books will be sup plied shortly. Smilage books con tain coupons good for admission to the entertainments held in Libertv theaters and tents at the camps and cantonments. lera Declare That Iransportation Ha Been Purposely Handicapped. acticdly All Ladies Organ izationa Were Represented At The Meeting. wasmngton, et. b. inefficient At a meeting hM .t v, rvi.. , ii , . ... . " v"c v-iiniuunr :fU7" Vl uie ruurou.is, resulting 0f Commerce yesterday afternoon in traffic congestion, with its grave the Lowndea t 1 4. . . , I... . ' .w,lu.,ueIW was cnargea oy union Mississippi Division of the Woman's ....... H auxiliary or the Nat onni rnni.n moor leauers at a before the railroad wage commission to a desire on the part of the man agement of the systems to discredit the eight-hour law uml to make a failure of government control. This situation, the commission was told by W. G. Lee, head of the train men; A. H. Garretson, head of the conductors, and other witnesses, ex plained why the transportation sys tern of the country, including such roads of splendid record as the Penn sylvania, suddenly collapsed. The brotherhood leaders used surh vigor ous expressions as "rotten railroad Jefense was organized. Mrs. William I'aldwin. chairman for T nam,!.. ounty presided over the meeting. and the following additional officers were elected: Vice-chairman, Mrs. W. W. Durden; secretary, Miss Mary tsillups; treasurer, Mrs. N. W. Hutch ison, Practically all the ladies clubs in Columbus were represented and the meeting was a most satisfactory on, a vast amount of enthusiasm having been displayed by those in attend, ance. The organization will meet once e3eh month and members of dif- .TOTTN P""" V,TrT' Noted Story-TeKer Com ag. Professor Schutze, of Tulane Uni- He was a young man possessed versity, the noted story-teller, will of many fine qualities and his death give an interesting program at the is a source of regret to all who knew College Chapel, Friday evening, at 8 o clock. The funeral will be held abo'jt 1 o'clock this afternoon at Egger ceme temery, and quite a number of Co. lumbus people will be in attendance Mr. Uithoven Gupton John Uithovenand Miss Winnie proven a severe shock to her family f'0"8 W.e.re unsHy large, the in- Gupton were married at the parson- and friends. While dressing to go to a moving picture show Monday afternoon Miss Hury was seized with ; ;i attack of apoplexy, and never recovered, having grown gradually worse until the end came. She is survived by a sister, Miss Kate Hury, of this city, and two brothers, Mr. Joe Hury, of Birmingham, and Mr. George Hury, who resides in Tennes see. The funeral will be held this morn ing at 10 o'clock from the Church of Annunciation on College street and interment will take place at Friend- ship cemetery. crease in the number of citizens who paid their poll taxes being especially notable. Soldier Seriously III. age of the Central Methodist church on South Fourth street Sunday af ternoon, the ceremony having been performed by the pastor, Rev. T. E. Gregory. Mr. Uithoven is a pros- ... ......j, ...tum m vuiuinous OI nerOUS vouno- nlnntur Hino. It, H, Mr. Lee Nobles learn with much re- Cheroke r.irr.WfcnnH - w , v-vv.vwuf UMVUV Di A miles northeast of Columbus, while his bride is an attractive young lady of the samesection. gret of his serious illness from meni- gitis at Camp Beaureguard. "News to this effect has been received here by Mr, Nobles sister, Mrs. Jim Roper. Mr. Nobles is a member of the ambulance corps at Camp Beaure guard, having left Columbus last fall. He is well known here and has num erous friends who sincerely hope that Mr. Grady Betts, of Caledonia, was among the visitors to Columbus yesterday, and while here bought War Savings Stamps for his young son, Henry Grady. his condition will improve each dav i.ieut. Murdock Equen, of New i., arrived m Columbus Mrs. Walter Baker Harris, of Jas, night and will spend several Corinth, spent yesterday with friend? Bailey. uuj nere wim nis motner, Mrs. E. in Columbus en route to Tuscaloosa. 1. Wilkinson, before going to Camp Mrs. Harris is pleasantly remember- uoraon, ua., where he will do special edvhere as Miss Lenella Wallace Mrs. F. W. Heyer, of Norfolk, Va., is spending several weeks here with her parents, - Mr. and , Mrs. H. L. The audience will receive a per sonnally conducted tour into the land oi mane Deneve. such an ex perience will prove a refreshing con trast to the given realistic of these strenous times. This is Professor Schutze's third visit to the college and those who have heard his inimitable interpreta tions of Kipling, Hans Christian An derson, Joel Chandler Harris,' and others will welcome his return. Story-telling (not "fibbing," of. World'. Supply of Ship. Now About 20 Per Cent Short of Normal. The Food Administration esti mates the total number of ocean going vessels now afloat at 30,000, having a gross tonnage of 45,000 000 tons. Losses of shipping dur ing the war have totalled about 8, 783,080 tons, and the supply of ships 's "bout 20 per cent short of nor mal. hn'id'rr, in France has been -t n ,,ji ,iri(,e the befr'nn'ng " '" - ? ! 'a niittlllf is loan -ow'il he American ship Money For Monument. At its repular monthly meet'nir Tuesday night the city council de cided to donate $100 to the fund which the members of the Stephen D. Lee Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy, are raising to pay off an existing debt on the Con federate monument which was erect ed several years ago on the court house lawn. ing" to convey their opinion of the ferent local civic, literary and patri- wy me uusiness nas ucen carried on otic oriran r.aHnn u,ill Utend these meetings and participate n the work. The work was divided into sec tions and the following committee chairmen appointed to see that it is officially performed: Committee on Food Production and Home Economics; Miss Margurite Mallon, chairman. Committee on Education: Mrs. B. A. Lincoln, chairman. Liberty Loan Committee: Mn. H V. Simrall, clrainnan. " Child Welfare Committee: Mrs. J. C. Meadows, chairman. Committee on Women in Industry: Miss Martha Eckford, chairman. Committee on Food Administra tion: Mrs. Battle Bell, chai man. Finance Committee: Mrs. N. W. Hutchinson, chairman. Publicity Committe: Miss Mary Billups, chairman. These chairmen will name the members of their committees later. i since the government took charge and they offered to produce scores of instances of delayed crews, change? in personnel and misuse of rolling stock to prove their statements. The ordinarily quiet course o such a hearing was ruffled from the very outset. Lee and Garreston appearing to present the claims of their brotherhoods for wage increas es, found several railroad represen tatives present and entered an im mediate protest, declaring they1' did not propose to deal with two sets of employers. The commission explain ed that the railroad men were there by rpecial invitation to supplement not to antagonize, the information presented by the employes. This question hardly had been smoothed over before discussion of the working of the eitfht-hour law and the effect of government super vision of the roads precipitated charges by Lee that the managements were doing their utmost to discredit both. He said overtime has been doubled and trippled to make the ef feet of the Adamson law more ex pensive and to represent that the workers were obtaining large waere increases. Furthermore, he declared tht every effort was bcintr ued to h-nd;cfin the transnortation to create .lioontixfort-'on with the povernment' "I wnuM tn luik to about fo" banks in New York if I wrM t- find out the real cause for th;s," h said. Lip.ejr Now Own. Store. The dry goods establishment for many years known as Lipsey and Chapeky has been bought by Mr. John A. Liprey, and he will be In course) is regarded today hot onlyH!'arfe f the f1"89 in the future' as a form of entertainment, but as an important phase of educational policy in the home and in the school. The lecture-recital will be free to the public. Parents, bring your chil dren and your childhood to the chapel Friday night. Vivian Martin in "Fair Barbarian" Prince.. Today. Mr. Lipsey is each day receiving ship ments of spring and summer stock and cordially invites everyone to call in.and see his display of goods. Director General of Railroad. WT I.aue No L'.t of "Nineentil" Farm Product.. No list of nonessential farm pro ducts to be denied transportation facilities, has been prepared by the Director General of Railroads, and- the issuance of such an order is not contemplated. It is believed that under the plan now being formulated it will be pos sible to provide adequate transpor tation for farm products this year Farmers are instructed to place or ders for cars when needed with lo cal freight agents, as heretofore: Alumnae Meeting. There will be a meeting of the local chapter of the I. I. and C. Alumnae Association at the home of Misses Fant, Kern, Boyd and Caul- i fied this evening at 7:30 o'clock. All eye work. He is being cordially wel comed home by his many friends. There will be a meeting of the Civic League Friday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, at the Chamber of Ccrr.jr.crce. AH fceiuLe tue urgwd to be present Mr. Clayton Hackleman's many friends regret to learn of his illness the Dast several davs. ur. w. K. McK nley left Monday 1 w. . ror waco, iexas, where he again Mrs. Lucy J. Snarks. of tb- nn. goes on duty at the base hospital at bar neighborhood, visited relatives Camp McArthur. hn tfc Mt t.,mow The many friends of Mr. and Mrs.j Rev. Jas. McCaskill hn returned Fred Havsleet recm tn A a. -p, - v vw vl u vi LUC illness of their little son, Charles. from Jackson, where he spent ten days on business. in uauibjr tibvii; Vivian iiartlfl in a clever little romantic drama "The Fair Barbarian" from the story by Frances Hodgson Burnett, one of America's best known writers. The story deals with a willful little-American girl who finds herself in England with a titled suitor, but she can't see anything that isn't Ameri can. It is one of those clean whole some stories that is bubling over with humor. Matinee at 3:00 and 4:15. Niht at 70nd S.43. Admission Children Be, Adults 1 5c. those desiring to become members will be cordially welcomed into the organization. Small Roof Fire. The fire department was cabled to the home of Mr. J. W. Joyner, on North Third avenue, Monday after noon about 3 o'clock. The flames which were on the roof of the home, were quickly extinguished, the los? amounting to about 20. Mon. R. L. Bradley, of New York, is spending a few days in Columbus with his family. Cabin Roof Burned. The roof on a cabin occupied by Mack Butler, a negro, and located on the corner of Tenth street and Seventh avenue, south, was destroy ed by fire about 4:45 o'clock yes terday morning. The house was own ed by Mr. John Burns, and the loss which amounted to about $100 was covered by insurance. Mayor McClanahan has appointed Dr. J. D. McCullough as a member of the city board of health to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Dr. W. II. Barton, which was recently tendered. The board now consists of Dr. J. W. McClain. Dr. J. D. McCullough, Messrs. F. C. Owen and Carroll Hackelman. The local board of supervisors has named the following delegates te rep resent Lowndes at the Pink Boll Worm convention which is to be held in Jackson, Miss., February 16: Messrs. C. W. Evans, R. B. Hardy, S. T. Pilkinton, C. W. West, T. J. Locke, Jr., and Dr. F. M. Vaughan. DR. 0. B. SEARS IS TO GO TO FRANCE RESIGNS POSITIONS HERE TO - TAKE UP WORK AS OFFI CIAl INTERPRETER. Mr. L. I. Brook's friends are glad to learn that he is improving after several days' illness. Mr. J. V. Mitchell, of Artesia spsnt yesterday in the city. At the earnest solicitation of the federal government, Dr. O. B. Sears, who since last fall has been serving " pastor of the First Church of Christ in this city and as an instruc tor in the department of modern lan guages at the Mississippi Industrial Institute and College, has resigned both positions and will soon go to France to act as an official interpre ter for American soldiers now engag ed in battle there. Thb is the third call received by Dr. Sears, who speaks several lan guages fluently and whose services as an interpreter will therefore be very valuable, and while he hated to relinquish the positions which he held here he felt it to be his duty to aid the government to the extent of his ability, and therefore decided to take up the work in France Dr. Sears leaves today for his former home in Missouri, where he will spend a short time looking after personal interests there and review ing French text books for the purpose of increasing his familiarity with the language. He will then become a full-fledged member of the U. S. Public Service Reserve Forces, and roon will sail for France to take up his new duties. Mrs. Sean w!'! continue U toiil in Columbus and will remain in charpe of the Practice School at the Industrial Institute and College.