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DuiiVir Bolni TCS.& VOL. XXIV NO. 61. COLUMBUS, M1SS.UNDAY MORNING, MARCH 3, 1918. Semi-Weekly, $3.00 Per Year. 0i GERMAN RAID IS REPULSED BY AMERICANS DEAD BODIES OF MANY TEUTONS STREW SAN GUINARY FIELD. ATTACK IN SNOW Wet Point Graduate Among The Americans Killed in Action. With the American Army in France, March 2. American troops repulsed a strong German attack Firday morning in the salient north of Toul. There were many Ameri can casualties, one of the killed be ing a captain who was ' graduated from West Point in 1917. The raid was a complete failure, three German prisoners remaining in American hands. The ground in front of the trenches was" strewn with German dead. A driving, wet snow was falling when the Germans opened fire on the American salient with every weapon at their command. Seventy sevens, heavy shells and gas shells fell in a perfect whirlwind on the American trenches for half an hour. At the same time other enemy shells in great number wre dropping on the American battery positions. The Germans, evidently thinking that the- Americans in this section, having had one taste of gas a few days ago, would fear it now, let loose great quantities of poisonous gas, but only a few were affected by it. So intense was the fire that the woods back of the salient were shot to pieces. "At 6 o'clock the barrage fire lifted on the trenches to the right of the salient and Germans numbering 240 came sweeping forward under the protection of their fire. They came forward apparently intending to make a big haul and jumped into what was left of the trenches, but there, instead of the easy time an ticipated, found the Americans all ready for battle. Fierce hand-to hand fighting began. Christian Lady Diat. ' After several weeks' suffering from organic heart trouije, Mrs. Lucy Munger, who was 80 years of age, passed quietly awav on Friday evening at the home of Mr. D. R. McClary, who resides on the corner of Main and Third streets. Mrs: Munger was a member of the First Methodist church and was a conscientious Christian woman, hav ins? been loved ty everyone who knew her. She is survived by a daughter, Miss Senie Munger, and a sen, Mr Henry Munger, both of who have the heartfelt sympathy of many friends in their bereavement. Th funeral was held yesterday af ternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the MeCrary home, conducted by Rev. S. L. Pope, pastor of the First Metho dist church and interment took. place at Friendship cemetery. The following gentlemen acted as pall bearers: Messrs. W. F. Leigh W: E. Frazee, J. I. Sturdivant, J. K. Egger, E. R. Hopkins and R. J. Gunter. Domonitration at I. I. and C. There will be a food demonstra tion given by the Home Economic Senior Majors at the Industrial In stitute and College on next Thurg (I 'V morning at 11:45 o'clock, in Saence Hall, room 18. "Substitution of Hojrey for Sugar," will be the sub ject of Miss Camilla Jamison's df mostration. "Substitution of Oat Meal for Wheat" was chosen by Misi Katie Mae Pharea for a demonstra tion on MarcrT9, at 11:45 o'clock. Tenement Houta Burn. A small tenement house. located in the Dunbar neighborhood several m'les south of Columbus and owned by Mr. B. B. Weaver, was destroyed bv fire late Thursday afternoon, the damage having amounted to about X-5(- Mr. Weaver had been burning ofT a field of grass on his place early in the afternoon, and it is thought that the flames originated in that way. Mr. A. J. Rombach returns home today after a business trip to Shef field and Birmingham.- - Mr. L B. Divelbliss returned yes terday from a business trip to Shef field, Ala. NICE SUM RAISED ... t FOR PLAYGROUNDS SO FAR $225 HAS BEEN SUB SCRIBED FOR THE NEW EQUIPMENT. Returns from all of the com mitees appointes by the Parent Teachers' Association of Franklin Academy to canvtess Ahe city for funds with which to purchase play ground equipment are not complete. However $225.00 has been secured. In view of the present high cost of living and the great number of calls for money that have come to our people Mrs. J. C-Meadows, president of the association and those who have assisted her, are delighted with the excellent results. The success of, the canvass is due to the faithful and efficient work of the good wo men who served on the committee? and whose names are listed blow: Mesdames J. W. Lipscomb and Ira Gaston, 1st Ward; G. R. Neumann nnd Albert Loeb, 2nd Ward; B. A. Lincoln and J. C. Meadows, 3rd Ward; W. S. Lindamood and J. B. Love, 5th Ward; Laura Heard and R. L. Bradley, 6th Ward. Mrs. Meadows wishes to thank most heartily those who have con tributed to the movement and the ladies who have worked so earnestly. The fund will be used to purchase the most durable and at the same time usable type of modem play ground equipment. It is intended that the equipment shall be open out side of school hours to every child in the city. Scout to Win Medali. the government has entrusted a nation-wide task to the Boy Scouts of America 4n the sale of War Savings Stamps, and a number of the local scouts are making an effort to win at least one of the designs of the "Ace" medals given to the most dar ing French aviators. These medals are offered by the government as ppecial rewards in the campaign. The scouts " will canvass every city and town and rural community in the sale of Thrift Stamps and War Savings Stamps. Under this govern ment plan the scouts will sell the stamps, and the money will be col lected and the stamps delivered through the Post Office Department. A supply of five million red post cards has been printed by the gov ernment, especially for the use of the Boy Scouts of America. When a sale has been made, the scout will get the signature on this red past card, which will then be maJted at the nearest place. The local postmaster will then de liver C. O. D. the Thrift Stamps or War Savings Stamps called for. This postcard bears the govern ment frank, and after the stamps have been deliverd and the money collected these cards will be turned in to the Post Office Department at Washington. Caledonia Man Diet. After an illness of nearly three weeks suffering from pneumonia, Mr S. B. Betts, one of the best known citizens of the Border Springs neighborhood, near Caledonia, died shortly after twelve o'clock yester day morning. His funeral will be held this afternoon at 3 o'clock at Rowan cemetery, conducted by Rev. T. L. Holcomb, pastor of the First Baptist church in this city. Mr. Betts was a planter, and was a friend to everyone who knewTiim. He waa a member of the Baptist church at Border Springs. The de ceased, was Hbout 36 years of age, is survived by his widow and three children, four sisters, Mesdames Z. P Goolsby, S- P- Jernigan, J. A. Robinson and Lindsey Duncan, and one brother, Mr. C. E. Betti, all of whom have tho heartfelt sympathy of many friends. There will be a meeting of the United Charities at the First Metho dist church Monday "afternoon at 3 o'clock. Mr. A. C. Hearon, of the Caledonia section, spent yesterday in the city on business. Mr. W. N. Ethridge, of West Point, was in the city Friday on business. , Hon. Hardin H. Brooks, of Macon, was a visitor to Columbus Thurs day. Mrs. George Buder, of Chicago has been spending the past several days in Columbus with friends. Patronize our advertisers. MERCHANT SHIP BESTS U-BOAT IN SEA FIGHT NYANZA REFUSES TO SUR RENDER WHEN ATTACKED. WAS HIT FIVE TIMES Fight Took Place January 13, But Was Just Reported Yes terday. Washington, March 2. Hit five times by exploding shells from a Ger man submarine the American mer chantman Nyanza not only refused to surrender but put up such a fight against her opponent that she finally drove the underseas pirate off. The battle between the liner and the sub marine lasted two and one half hours, according to an official statement made public by the navy department today. One man was wounded. The fight took place on January 13 last but the official report waa only made public today The navy department statement as made public through the Creel Commission was as follows: , "Although hit five times and badly damaged the American merchantman Nyanza forced a German submarine to quit after a thrilling engagement on January 13, which lasted two and one half hours. "The details of the encounter are now made, public for the firsl time and Chief Gunners Mate Benj. II. Groves has been commended by the department for "zeal and efficiency." "Three members of the gun crew on the Nyanza had their clothes torn more or les3 by shrapnel. One engi ner waa wounded and later was taken to a hospital on arrival of the vessel in port." Mr. R. M. Hopkins Dead. News of the death of Mr, Robert M. Hopkins, which took place at his home in Atlanta Thursday, was re ceived here with sincere regret by his relatives and friends. Mr. Hop kins was a native of this city, having been the son of Mr. James W. Hop kins, who was for many years a citi zen of Columbus, but who now re sides in Hattiesburg. Deceased, who was 35 years old, was a member of the Atlanta bar and was also prominent in religious work, having been an. active member of the First Baptist church. He is survived by his widow, two small children and other furthej removed relatives, among them being two uncles, Messrs. Edward and Beverly Hopkins of this city. The body was buried in Atlanta, the funeral having taken place in that city yesterday. Four-Minute Talk Enjoyed. Several nights the pact week, Mr. R. E. Johnston, who is chairman of the speakers bureau in this county for the War Savings Campaign, has delivered a number of .interesting four-minute talks at the Princess theatre. He also mntfe a short talk at the College Friday evening before the A. and M. band concert. His speeches were snappy and effective, and were enjoyed by all who heard him. He is well posted on the sub ject and is doing everthing in his power throughout the county to makt the sale of War Saving Stamps a big success. Several gentlemen will during the coming week be heard in four-minute talks at the Princess. Firit Methodtit Church. Holy Communion at 11 o'clock. At this service there will be the recep tion of members and baptism. It is urged that the entire membership attend this service. Evening service at 7:15. Preach ing by the pastor, subject "The Law of Decline" and Revival The public is cordially invited to all our services. Strangers always welcome. " Worship with us if you wish. Firat Presbyterian Church. Sunday, March 3. 9:30 a. m. Sunday School. 11:00 a. m. Morning Worship. Ser mon: " I am Debtor." Romans 1:14. 7:30 p. m. Evening Service. Ser mon: "Aristocracy; A Christian Ideal." Phillipians 2:5. pttfl pot r,rig jt veninjr hour of service. . - R. EXCEL FRY, Minister. ITEMS OF INTEREST OVER THE COUNTRY GIST OF THE NEWS GATHERED HERE AND THERE AND PRE SENTED IN BRIEF FORM. Tlans of the American Library Association include the establish ment of book and library service in Army and Navy hospitals in America and France. Exports of corn to Canada for feeding and manufacture purposes have been limited to those varities and grades which are not suitable for seed purposes. . Divisional athletic directors who have received commissions will ac company their contingents to France, according to the War Departemnt Commission on Training Camp Ac tivities. Boxing instructors will not be sent with the troops, as at present the need for these men iis consider ed greater on this side. The government is today the great est employer of labor in' the United States, not considering railroad em ployees. In normal times approxi mately 400,000 .civilians are employ ed, and in the last year the number hn"s increased to 600,000. In com parison one steel corporation em ploys 300,000 men, and one railroad 250,000. . ' -' A new publication issued by the United States Health' Service is the 250-page book, "Rrevention of Dis ease and care of the Sick," with a supplement on first aid work. The book has 200 illustrations, and covers subjects relating to disease preven tion, care and treatment of sick per sons, and emergency measures in the treatment of accidental injuries In an announcement by the Food Administration the cause for the ad vance in rice prices is attributed to the fact that most rice mills have been running to full capacity in or der to supply the demand for 1,000, 000 bags for American and allied fighting forces. As a result the nor mal supply for home consumption has been temporarily rediieed. Low er prices are forecasted. Horse meat was recently tested by more than one hundred and fifty diners who ate at the University of Commons, located at Columbia, Mo., and most of them like it. When roasted the meet smelled like beef and could not be detected from the cheaper portions of beef. r JUNIOR RED CROSS MEMBERS ORGANIZE PERMANENT OFFICERS NAMED AT MEETING HELD YES TERDAY AFTERNOON. Chairmen of the auxiliaries form ed during the recent Red Cross drive met Saturday afternoon and effect ed a permanent organization, the fol lowing officers having been elected: Chairman, Miss Mary Stokes; vice chairman, Miss Frances P. Hooper; eecretary, Mr. J. F. Lee; purchasing agent, Miss Annie Neilson; advisory member, Mrs. M. M. Green. Upon motion it was decided that there should be a county school fund subject to order of the treasurer. The Red Cross rooms in the city hall will be opened Saturday, March 9, from 1 to 3 p. m., and every Sat urday thereafter for rural teacher (o get cut material. City school will make arrange ments with Miss Neilson as to when to get material. Mr. Dan Bush, who for several years past has been connected with the cafe owned by his brother, Mr. E. J. Bush has tendered his resigna tion and will leave in a few days for Birmingham, which city he will prob. ably make his future name. Mr. Bu?h is not only an efficient caterer but is polite, affable and accomodat ing, and has many friends here who sincerely regret his departure. He will be succeeded by Mr. DeWitt Morton. 0 Forecatt for the Week. O B The weather bureau Jn O O Washington yesterday issued the O B following forecast for the com- O 0 Ing week: O O For South Atlantic and East C O Gilf States: Generally fair S O weather is indicated during the O 0 week without decided tempera- 0 ? tare charges. 0 0 0000000000 000000 NEXT LIBERTY LOAN WILL BE READY APRIL 6 MARKS ANNIVERSARY OF OUR F.NTRANrF INTO THE WAR. NO HFTAH YFT'm1,1 M- VMw un,!t'r ue di. Interest Rate and Other Fea tures Have Not Been Fully Worked Out. Washington, March 2. On April 6 the first anniversary of the United States' entry into the war, the third Liberty loan will open. There will be a campaign of three or four weeks. In announcing the date to night Secretury McAdoo said the amount of the loan, the interest rate and other features such as converti bility of bonds of previous issues maturity and terms of payment, are yet to be determined, and that new legislation will be necessary before plans can be completed. The fact that the amount of the loan is dependent on further legis lation indicates that it will be for more than $3,600,000.0(10, the re mainder of authorized but unissued bonds, and the fact that certificate? of indebtedness now being sold in anticipation of ,the loan bear 4 1-2 per cent affords some indication of the interest rate. How large the loan shall be de pends largely, however, on the fate of the pending war finance bill carry ing an appropriation of a half billion dollars and action on the railroad bill, with its appropriation of a simi lar amount. Although Mr. McAdoo made, no spe cific announcement, it is now taken for granted in official circles that there will be but one more loan be fore June 30, the end of the fiscal year. The statement concerning the date of the campaign was made at this time. Secretary McAdoo explain ed to give every community time to prepare for the big bond sale, nnd ha strongly advocated popular demon strations of patriotism on the day of the opening of the loan nnd the se cond year of war. Funeral Thursday Morning. Most impressive 'funeral services over the remains of the late Mrs. Mamie E. Mustin, a former Colum bian, who died in Birmingham Wed nesday morning, were held Thursday at 10:30 a. m., from the home of Mrs. Itta W. Richardson, a sister of the deceased, the obsequies having been conducted by Rev. T. L. Holcomb pastor of the Firrt T.aptift church. The remains were tenderly laid tc rest in Friendship cemetery, the fol lowing gentlemen acting as pall bear ers: Messrs. T. O. Burris, J. A. Lip sey, E. C .Chapman, R. J. Gunter, C M. Reeves and Dr. W. W Westmore land, Sr. Funeral of Mr. Noble. The remains of Mr. Lee Noble, who died last Monday at Camp Beau regard, and which were to have been taken by the way of Birmingham to Millport, Ala., for interment, were brought to Columbni Thursday night, having reached the city over the Southern Railway at !):'20 o'clock. The body whs taken to th under taking parlors of Gunter Brothers whore ji remained until Fiidy morning, when it wa? sent to Mill port, accompanied by friends and relatives Funeral cervices were held in that town Friday morning. Over Half Million Dolbri. The attention of our many reader is called this morning to the display advertisement of tho Merchants and Farmers Bank, showing their deposits during the month of February to b? more than one hrlf million dollars. Under the capable management of its officers this bank has continued to prow, and it is not altogether a pro fit to them to bike in mcnev, but the sen-ice they give is greatly appre ciated by their many depositors. Mr. A. B. Myrick, Jr., who is a member of the 154th Ambulance Corps at Lamp ueauregaro, ia., spending several days here with his parents, Mr. TV. II. Cui ter it BpcouiOK sev eral days in West Point and Winona on business. crowd enjoys PRETTY PROGRAM RENDERED FRIDAY NIGHT. An immense crowd greatly enjoyed 1 the concert given in the chattel of the Industrial Institute nnd College Fri day evening by the band from tho A. The entertainment waa given for the benefit of the I. I. and C'., Spec tator, the college weekly paper and a nice :um was realized. "The Forge in the Forest,", a de scriptive idyll, was one of the fea tures, nnd was delightfully rendered, the awakening of the birds, tho mur mur of !he brook and other sylvin, sounds having been brought out in the musdo of the diffeient i merits. The entrance of the blnek;!j,ini(,ten:ine of the Industrial Insti ' 1 1 ... 1 t : . I I . . . . i -.. i tagi was also exceedingly l.caut;!"a! ' and called forth tremendous apphiurn'. 1 Another delightful fecture of the' evening wie the rendition of .sever.il vocal sole.-; by Miss Mary Lou Greene of Aberdeen." Mis Greene possesses ;i charming personality nnd a woml-'i- ' fully sweet yoprano voice, and nil of her sone.s were enthusia tically nvc' ed by the audience, the nppl.iuise hav-' in;: been so loud and so prolonged that she was compelled to respond with numerous encores. ! SOLDIERS APPRECIATE GIFTS SENT FROM COLUMBUS Rev. W. B. HoSH WrUet Pi'njt Inter tting Letter o D. A. R. During the winter months, mem m'l-r ,n' u"- iute and ColU-ge daring the ensuing smithy, which wa shown on the'.),. , - ina!l,firtr ..f bers of Shuk-ho-ta Tom-a-ha C'hap-j $70,ono to Sftrt.000, per annum, and ter, D. A. R., has done' splendid work; this will enable the trustees to m in their efforts to relieve the suffer-; create the sihirie of some of the ing and brighten the soldiers in thr j te;ehr. President Whitfield said hospit.il at Ciimp I'iko. The g'.ftMhat in: arrnnging the new salary" have hem sent through 'the Cujiwain,? fehiMhik'Vara would be iani... to Lieutenant Wm. Bennett Hogg, whe: give increases where the need is most conducted a revival service hi re sev- j urgent; and it is probable that as eraal months rio, and in a recent let-, si ;t."tit? in the various departments tor received from h'm by the chapter; and other who r.re now receiving ho Fays: J meager compensation or their work "No one save our . Blessed Savior; will be the chief beneficiaries. A knows the good cheer and real Chris- i pies dispatch from Jackson, com tian comfort the jolly bed-socks, , mentjng upc-n the action of the sen-, stationery, rUmp, etc., have brought , at" i-i passing the bill, says: to tl'.i : lonely ramp from your hands J ''The Ilous-e agnin went on record The gifts were all lovely nnd appro, j on the economy question today by ciated, but of course the afghm a , votinur down a bll providing for an Irene-rally soueht nnd admired. I ; increase in the salary of the private have not seen anything in all thin ! i-e-it.ary to tho governor. This bill camp that approximates it. Please j had prtvkur ly passed the Senate by say to the loving hearts who con-! a safe margin of votes, reived, and the faithful hands that j "Ju;t before adjounment Thurs mado all th"o th;.r. th: t I wer- day afternoon the Senate passed, by vised the distribution personally and ' vote of 2' to 2, a bill for the sup I can assure you that riot one article! rtort nnd maintenance of the Missis wps misplaced. Tvt'y heart U notjir'ppi Industrial Institute and College, nearly emptied of tl kind appro- The bill ;s presented for considera ciative things I could say but let j t'on by th finance committee ear th e profusion of thanks obsecure tliel,'ies mi appropriation in full of real heartfelt appreciation, 1 shall, .-.lirhtly over $ 1 '.tn.Otii) for tvj two let it re-'t now. Cod will comfort i ears. fer hearing a plain, un and compensate you adequately. I v:trnish'vl statement of iVicts and "As tiny bits of green appear, the' conditions erluu at the college springtime rpirit is si!.-o seen mani-! from frendent ' II. L. Whitlield, the .festing itself in baseball, the genial j Senate readily adopted an amend smile, and the loud ehallentro to some ' ment increasing the support fund coiitoit, in the skill or strength. I am so glad to note the brightening ef fects of this season of hope, but n shadow falb- o'er it all when I rerrdl how many of our fine boys are with ir: no more. The rigors of winter in j camp exacted a heavy toll from our! new army. Rut they are heroes, nia.lj have a heroes' hentipe, nnd let ' j not forget them, when we write i rpitihs for posterity lets build som monuments to the Heroes of the Training Camps. Fine your.ir no n trained in mind and sou! oft'.rtos rt j the evponse rf the bdy, laid down n gallantly their lives in this war a.; if I they had died amidt the thunder of European cannon and ."lent in for- j eign soil. Our sailing t'me mint bt drawing near. Keep tw in mind dangers of disease, moral rnu sma the deen, the front, keen it all it mind, for He alone en keen v- i such storms on such a sen. Yours resnoctfollv. WM. B. HOGG. Wedding Lt EvWrcr. Mr. James M. Stoldw, of Ripley, and Miss Thelinde! GaiHa-d, a prettv and attractive ?chool teacher of Pick ens county, Ala., were quietly mar ried last evening at the parsonage of the first Methodist church, the cere- jmony havinff been performed b" Re'.' s T p Th(? fmpic lefi fthi tnornine for Ripley. The rroom who is a well known young bm'n'- man ot itil'ey is inciuueu in tti ti-' of drafted men who leave Tuesday for Camp Pike. (SENATE MAKES a nnnnnni 1 tiaii lrruuriuAiiun FAD PHI I V H V run ULLLUL. MATERIAL INCREASE IS MADE IN INSTITUTION'S SUPPORT FUND. TOTAL IS $190,000.00 Makes Provision For Power House and Increases in the Teachers' Salaries. The ;i'ite senate, on Thursday pas. '. a hilt making an appropriation f $J90.fX( for Uic support and ' ft v improvements, h piineipal 'in bejtg a new pover ho .e which is t bo erected i4t a cost of $15,000. l'f-'.'iU nt hit fit-Ill. who wa in l:.ck--.in while tin' measure was un-U- em, .idi: ration, returnel to Co-!"b-.s.s yey.te-.!ny, and when seen by t Vmmer.M.i! reporter suited" that he wojW hi' satisfied if the bill pa;sn I t,e hois-e without being shaved It i ; true that the nppropri "ion fniH to n, ie fr 4e.-eml im-r,-.,"vm-t.U which are urgently need of, amorr them being a new' dorm! tcr and ;n jinnee ft the hospital, but 'he ;:!! ?o!or!! have been so eeonom- i' in rrakin? expenditures that he i '-v'H co-isdde r himself f rttinnte if the the lower home conents to give him the full aniousit allowed by the sen ate. I'nder the provision of the bill Hu t'.".t -n feint U inriwanit fvrrr from $70,000 to $s0,00it a year, to eanble the trustees no ! tVn'ty to pay their teachers living .-.n';,rieu" AGED MAN DIED LAST FVTNING fo -rrl Will Be Held Thi Affer noon at Vaughn Cemetery. :i !! '; v.. lid for several ; J. M. T.'ssery, died ':' u'c'oek at; the home of !-hr, IVery, 1725 Third years ht i o .'-h. Ft.ne.-a! services R''d from the family residence ,-r-n.-rt rt 4:00 o'clock and in . I ' terment will take place at Vaughn's c-nulery. Mr. '.Very, who was born and -::'',! in this vtion. and who wis "7 '-i ft.-, of ."."v. h:t I fo? .. me time -.. ,!e! rt ?!!'fpr. Mr c"v to Co lumbus about two month ago to live. 'To is survived bv his widow and -'.?ven children-, a'-i ore hro'her, Mr. ?.-.n lery, nil of whom hive the 'ymvathv of many friend?. Civil Servura Examination. Tbi fnited "States Civil Service Comm ssion announces open com petitive eaminat'on for clerks, for both men and women, on March 9, at Ashbury Park.' N.J., - llagers--town. Md.. Bridgeport, Conn., Tus caloosa, Ala., and Columbus. Va- Washington, D. C, will be filled from this examination.