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ave and Serve Buy War Savings Stamps Statement of condition of Merchants & Farmers Bank, Columbus, Miss., at close of business February 28th, 1918, RESOURCES LIABILITIES Loans and Discounts ...$260,768.41 Acceptances against exsting values 3,587.58 Overdrafts 1,375.18 Banking House, Furniture and Fixtures 15,500.00 Other Real Estate 253.25 Bonds ... 52,394.00 Guaranty Fund with State Treasurer 1.500.00 War Savings Certificate and Thrift Stamps - 620.97 United States Treasury Certificates - 25,000.00 Sight Exchange $188,621.74 Cash on Hand r - 45,498.09 234,119.83 Total - - ...$595,119.22 Capital Stock $65,000.00 Surplus and Profits Less all expenses and taxes paid 14,428.12 Reserved for taxes 29.38 Dividends unpaid . I. 50.00 Due to "other banks : 526.27 DEPOSITS 515,085.45 Total ; .$595,1 19.22 DEPOSITS GUARANTEED SERVICE is a hobby with us. Our aim, object and ambition is to be of material benefit to the peojde of our com munity. It is not altogether a question of profit with us; we try to see how much we can give in way of Service. IN LINE WITH THE ABOVE POLICY WE INVITE NEW BUSINESS. Merchants St Farmers Bank, of Columbus, Miss happenings in Society Sledd -Cox Wedding Solemnized Thursday Evening. THE DAY OF A SOLDIER BOY. Z THOUGHTS FOR TODAY. litre's to the l!lue of the wind-swept North, When we meet on the fields of France; May the spirit of Grant be witli you all As the pons of the North advance. A weddinir of much interest was Yt'hen it is morning in Mississippi, solemnized Thursday aftdrnoon at And the sun is breaking through, -' , 5:30 o'clock at the home of the bride And the sand begins to glisten whirh Iichm the di-tinriinn of heinc on Tnir(1 street, South, when Miss Like our good old home town dew, the first auxiliary of the Atlanta Louise Cox, t.he beautiful young I look across the swamps Chapter of the Red Cross, held an daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Cox,' .And it makes me kind of blue interesting Red Cross meeting with un "0U,B W- Sledd were made When it's morning in Mississippi, many of the leading women of At- mnn and wife- j Dear' mV thoughts go back to you lunta the speakers for the afternoon.' The ceremony which was wit-j ... "Many prominent women from neS!(;il by only ' a few intimate "When the sun is in the heavens friends, was sum .by Kev. W. L. iu-: Ana tne air is mighty not, Housekeepers' Head work By Food Conversation Committee Bernard Romans Chapter D.A.R out-of-town were present and were ntroduced bv Mrs. Charles F. Rice, ren presiding elder of the Columbus And it's hard to breathe and, stifle he regent, who presided. district. "Because" was beautifully j And my throat is dry ns rot, THE EARLY GARDEN. . t.. ttrni! t - ff... . ..i ; .1 i t :l And here's to the Gray of the sun- "Mrs. J. B. Roberts, vice regent, BnK y '""" '"" 1 ve (" l" H"" '. uei a, kissed South, ' t presided while the regent explained' Thebride who is a very pretty j )e got to see it through w. . mt nn field, of the wish to hold a divine patriotic brunette was becomingly gowned in; To win liberty or my country, France; service for members and soldiers at' Copenhagen blue taffeta. She is very May the spirit of Lee be with you all , Craigie house. As the sons of the South advance. , And here's to the Blue and Cray as one, When we meet on the fields of France; The close of the afternoon was the informal reception, held in honor of Mrs. William P. Grant, the oldest member of the Atlanta chapter, who will celebrate her seventy-ninth birthday. Mrs. Grant was urged to May the spirit of God be with us all- play for the women, and in her As the sons of the Flag advance. sweet gracious manner, played the (A toast given by a young Kentuck- tunes she danced by before the jan ) sixites. Beautiful expressions of i love and esteem were given to Mrs. D D D ' . Grant." D. A. R. Set Aid. Day ; Jt is probable that Friday, March for Prayer lor Peace. . oi ,.,;n i. a;,u j)V tne local I). Friday before Good Friday hni A. R., as a day of fasting and pray-1 betn set aside by tin AtlanU chap- cr, and it may be that the U. D. C. ter, Daughters of the meriean nnd church societies will join them Revolution, of which Mrs. Charles F in observing the day. Mrs. Rice Rtce, formerly Miss Annie Sykes, of has recently received many tele this city, is regent, as a day of pray- grams congratulating her upon r and fasting, for a righteous and starting the movement, and there is world-wide peace in the interest of n0 doubt but whnt the movement world humanity .and no doubt the wiu i,e started throughout the Unit plan will be adopted by one of the 0,i States, local chapters. 0 0 Q 'Prayers will be offered in the Mrs Llewelyn Jlatchett, Jr., is homes of the chapter members irom ,,,,;(, PfVer:tl days with Mr. and 10 to 11 a. m., while the fasting Mrs. Charles Evans in the country hours are from 10 a. m. to G p. m. Later s)e will visit Mr an( Mrs, will "In the afternoon the members plan rv.an8 to gather at their chapter house, the O Cragie house," says th Atlanta Mrg Kyl Chandler Journal, "for several hours' work for Trrrell Chandler, of the Red Cross." 8.1nt the week-end Speaking of the work of the At- porothy and Clendenin Eaird. lanta Chapter, D. A. R., the Jour- a nal says: I Mjss Ktta Atwell spent the week- 'The Atlanta Chapter. TV A. R. vnA j stnrkvillc. and Master West Toint, with Misses popular in the social set here and in the prairie. Mr. Sledd is a prosper- our young planter of the prairie sec tion, being a son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Sledd, formerly of Mt. Sterling, Ky. lie is among tho drafted men who leave Tuesday for Camp Pike, Ark. 0 0,0 Mir Greene Delight Audience at College. Miss Mary Lou Greene, of Aber deen, who sang in the A. and M band concert Friday evening at the chapel of the Industrial Institute and College was one of the main attrac tions.. Her lovely high soprano voice, showed wonderful talent and the numerous applauses gave evidence thnt the audience was highly delight- ed. Miss Greene who is a beautiful blonde, was the guest of friends at the college. Her mother, Mrs. Gor don Greene, wns the guest of Mrs. Dan Gaston and Mrs. Coleman Hamilton. 0 0 0 The many friends of Mrs. G. T. Smith are glad to know that she has returned to the city from Bir migham, where she has been in a hospital. O Mrs. T. A. IU- Woods and Miss I Y h , Dear, my thoughts go back to you. When the sun has passed the pine tops And the after-glow is red, 'And the silver moon is seining On our silent desert bed I am feeling kind of lonely like, 1 know you are lonely, too, When the sun has passed the pine tops, Dear, my thoughts go back to you. When the soldier can quit his drill ing, And a-sulking in the sand, And the German hides Ivimself away, Beyond "No Man's Land;" , And the Kaiser tips his hat j To the old Red, White and Blu, And it's calm along the firing line, Dear, I'll come hack to you. Musician Stilton, Co. D., 140th. Infantry. o a o Recital Largely Attended. A largo and appreciative audience filled the school nuditorium at a musi cal recital given by the pupils of Miss I.illie May Randle. Omitting the names of the pupils, it is but due to say, that each one, from the tiniest tot to the largest re flected great credit to themselves and their musical instructor Miss Randle is to be congratulated When the wind begins to blow from the south; when the sun smiles on the cold earth and a tinge of green begins to show; then the old primitive instinct awakens and wc all are seized with a desire to "Mak?. n garden." This is the year for every one to "Obey that impulse," and if we find that impulse alone does not furnish all the motive powrer needed to carry us over the hard work agd discouragements- incident 'to garden making let us call to our aid the forces of patriotism and interest in the welfare of our family. Every addition to the family bill of fare which releases the more h!gh ly concentrated," easily transported foods for our soldiers and our allies brings us one step nearer to the; end f the gigantic conflict. Every addition to the family bill of fare of the succulent' and appetiz ing fresh vegetables from our own garden is adding, not only to the comfort and pleasure of the family but is also who could not find a little plot of ground, somewhere, available for raising a succession of vegetables which would last all through the sum mer. No amount of conservation in the kitchen can be so effective as this additional production so easily soured. The nation's hundred largest banks are no longer confined to one section. The report of the controller of the currency shows that they are scatter ed over 24 states. New Hat Received.. Beautiful Spring hats hHve just been received at the Ideal Millinery Store. Saw Mill Men Wanted At 'our new mill 2 miles north of Columbus. Can use fireman, block ' An unearned increment of garden setters, edgermen and common la work is the widened horizon of the bor. . Houses furnished free, gardener and the mental and physi- Lowndes County Lumber Company, cal refreshment which comes from 2t. , his contract with elemental things. . . . Salvation Army. 123: N. Market St. Sunday School at 2:30 p. m. Praise Service at 3:80 p. m. Garden Hints: j Have the ground well" prepared ; , money spent on fertilizer is often a gfrod investment. It is not too early to put into the x Preaching at 7:30 p. m ground: onion sets or green chalots,; Tuesday and Friday peas, lettuce or radish seed, mustard j preaching, and turnips, and early beets. j Young People's Meeting In a cold frame or proteted corner day night. may be sowed tomato and cabbage for transplanting later. ., s All sorts of in formation and advice can be secured free from an agricul tural experiment station or from a county agent. , ... , . - nights Satur-, Do not be discouraged if all your ncreasing its health and hones' are not realized: learn from efficiency j your failures and do not make the There is not a family in Columbus Rnnie mistakes twice. Dr. H. A. Minor is visiting rela tives in Macon. 0 , Mr. W. Ti Lawrence arrived yes terday from the delta. 0 Mr. John Oliver, of Camp Beauro Mr. Preston King has many friends who are sorry to learn of his serious illness at his home on Second avenue, North. Mrs. Battle. Bell nnd Miss Nina Bell left yesterday for .Mobile, where uard, is receiving a cordial welcor,they will 8pen,i Hlveral day9 with home. a from Fort Scott, Kansas, where they have been visiting several weeks. ', Misses Weenonah Toindexter and Mr. R. T. Williams an.l frs. Sid Street are expected home today from New Orleans. . O Mrs. W. N. Puckett and Ma-ter W. N. Puckett, Jr., have returned from a visit to relatives in Kosciusko. 0 Mrs. H. A. Belk and Mrs. Hr.rry Stoy, of Starkville, are visiting Mrs. We Never Guess Thousands of satisfied patients will toll you of the merits of our skill. GOODWIN-GGODELL Optical Co. Optometrists Opticians Hallie Woods are expected tomorrow on tne showing made and the patrons are fully convinced that in Miss Randle they have an accomplished ar tist. The showing made by the pupils Floy-Cunningham spent the week- evidences the fact that in technique; Annie Gunter. . Mrs. Ernest Locke end in Memphis, where they went and expression Miss Randle is 'is also visiting in the Gunter home to hear Schumann-IIeink. thoroughly fitted for her duties. The before leaving for Dei Moines. 8 growth of he piano department of Iowa. -Mr. Wiley Johnston spent the (ne Collins High School has been re-j .0 week-end with his mother, Mrs. Dan niarkablc both in the number of pu-j The U. D. C. held their mcetine Gaston He, was accompanied home pis and the standard of efficiency Friday morning at the Hotel Oil by Coach Hubert Howell. since Miss Randle became director, j mer at which time a beautiful me- O Amj the people of Collins appreciate . morial was given in memory of Mrs. Miss Jim Cox entertained Thurs- ncr efforts and realize how very much A. C. Ilalbert. Loving tributes were .day evening at her country home sle nas acomplished and hope to be read by Mesdames B. L. Owens, K. T. with n lovely dinner in honor of Mr. ai,ie t0 keep her with them for anoth-; Sykes, W. B. Hamilton, A. A. Breast, and Mrs. Chandler Dee. er yCar. Collins, Miss., Commercial. ; R. J. Gunter and Battle Sessums. Mr. Jim Bell, who is now with Uncle Sam's forces. , ' t Card of Thank. We desire to thank our many friends for the favors shown to us in our recent bereavement caused by the death of Lee Noble, who pass ed away at Camp Beauregard, and for the beautiful floral offerings. MRS. BETTIE NOBLE, " MRS. J. A. ROPER, R. C. NOBLE. i To maintain a million men in France will require at least four million tons of shipping. The Unit ed States now has about that much under her flag. I can supply you .any periodical published anywhere.Jn any langupge, at the lowest price. Jack Senter. NON-RESIDENT NOTICE. THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, LOWNDES COUNTY, To Antony Prowell, An attachment at the , suit of Thomas B. Franklin against your es tate for One Hundred dollars, re turnable before T. M. Cummings, a Justice of the Peace of Lowndes Lowndes County, Mississippi, in Dis trict No. 2, has been executed, and i3 now pending before said Justice; and unless you appear before said Justice on the 28th day of March 1918, and plead to said action, judgment will be entered and the es tate attached will be sold. T. M. CUMMINGS, ' J. P. This lGth day of February 1918. 4t. HOG AN LUMBER CO. (Pritchard Bro. Yard) PHONE 711 mmmmmmmmtmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmKmmmm BOARDS-DIMENSION TIMBERS FLOORING, CEILING, SIDING. MOULDINGS OF ALL KINDS INSIDE FINISH. SASH AND DOORS ROOFING PAPER GET OUR PRICES CALL OR WRITE WE TRY TO PLEASE. Memphis Columbus 31 S. Main St. 505 Main St. Specialists in prescribing and making glass es for those who appreciate perfect eyesight. w 5 Is r ' V ? if. - . V .5 l i k i, " -i JL " Stmt - I c - a.v.j.. -iiniti -nrr r nfi n ) -ininniiWil Beauty Chorus, with Weber and Field Co., playing Opera House, Columbus, March 6, for 1 Night, in "Hokey Pokey'