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torn m rtmm VOL XXIV. NO. 63. COLUMBUS, MISS., SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 10, 1918. Ser..-Weekly, $3.00 Per Year. WEALTHY MAN ENDS LIFE BY PISTOL SHOT J. C. HACKLEMAN, SR., SUICIDES AT STORE ON MARKET STREET. WAS DESPONDENT Grieved Because Two Eldest Sons Were Soon, to be Call ed to War. Despondency as the result of the fact that he knew his two eldest sons would soon be called to war and he would have no one to assist him in looking after "his multifarious business interests is alleged to be re sponsible for the suicide of Mr. J. C. Hackleman, Sr., one of the leading merchants of Columbus, who shot himself through the head with a pistol Friday morning, and expired almost immediately. The firm of J. C. Hackleman & son, of which deceased was the senior member, had for some time past oc cupied four buildings, one being lo cated on Main street and three on North Market street. Friday morn- . ing he ascended to the second floor of one of the Market street buldings and, placing a pistol to his head pulled the trigger. Employes on the floor smelled burning powder and rushed upstairs.but when they reach ed Mr. Hackleman's side he wa? lead Mr. Hackleman had been ig a ner vous state ever since he found that his sons were to be summoned to the battle field, and ' members of the family, at the suggestion of his phy sician, had been keeping close watch upon him. He alluded their vigi lnnee, however, having seemingly f 'nnd it imposs'blt to overcome his - determination to end, his trouoies oy committing suicide, y Deceased, who was 53 years old is survived by his widow, three sons Messrs. J. C. Hackleman, Jr., Clayton Hackleman and William Hackleman and two daughters, Mrs. James McConnell and Miss Katherine Hack leman. Mr. Hackleman was a native of lowndes county, and the early por tion of his life was spent at Mayhew where he was for a long time en gaged in mercantile and agricul tural purruits. Nearly twenty years ago, however, he removed to Columbus and since that time had hen actively engaged in business here. He was not only shrewd and sigaeious but possessed an exceed ingly kind heart and was admired and e iteemed by all who came in contact with him. His untimely death was r severe shock to the entire community and countless friends join the "Com mercial in extending sympathy to the fumily in their bereavement. The funeral took place at the family i evidence on the Highlands at 230 o'clock yesterday afternoon, havinp been conducted by Rev S L. Pope, pastor' of the First Methodist church. . Deceased was a member of. Union Lodge No. 35, I 0. 0. F., and his fellow Odd Fellows were present in a body at the funeral service, which was followed' by inter ment in Friendship cemetery. The following gentlemen were the honorary pall bearers: Messrs R. J. Gunter, Joe Harris, J. I. Stur dlvant, S. M. Nash, L. H. Hatchett r-nd L. A. Vaughan. The active pall bearers were: Messrs Sidney Loeb William Straus, W. M. Bell, Arthur Phillips, J. B. Williams, I. I. Kauf- ,i Tl O MirianaVian ond -Tnhn McConnell. Those on the flower committee were: Mesdames John McConnell, J. R. Randle, J. G. Rurkitt and Sam Kaye. Firtt Presbyterian Churchy Sunday, March 10. 9-.30 The Sunday School 11 Mr. Andrew Allison, of Kian gwin, China, will deliver an address Every one is cordially invited to hear him. ' 7:30 Evening Service. Sermon "The Extent of Human Knowl edge." I Corinthins 13:12, R. EXCELL FRY, Pastor. Mr. Carl Tesch, Jr., a well known young railroad man who resides ir this city, met with an accident on an M. & 0. work train engine working on the line of the road in a derailment that will lay him up for a few days Mr. Tesch is at the home of his rnrent9. YOUNG WOMEN BEGIN ANNUAL MEETING HERE JOINT CONFERENCE OF RE LIG10US BODIES ARE NOW IN SESSION. MANYJUSITORS Workers From Various States Here to Instruct and En , courage College Girls. Members of the Young Women's Christian Association and the Stu dent Volunteer Movement at the Mississippi Industrial Institute and College began a joint conference at that institution Friday night. The conference, which will continue four days, is being attended by a large number of religious and educational workers, not only various coleges but several missionary societies having representaties present At the initial meeting Friday night the principal speakers were Rev Andrew Allison, an American mis sionary who has recently returned from a long sojourn in China, and Miss Edith Hazlett, a field worker in the student volunteer movement. Other field workers who are here and who will deliver addresses while the conference is in progress are Mr. Wl H. Ramsar and Miss Bessie Coombs., Rev. Chuir, of Korea, who is attending school at Meridian, and Miss Hu Loo Wing, another Korean who is a student at a college in Athens, Ala., are also present. The second day's session of the conference yesterday was devtoted largely to round table discussions by exprts who are here attending the meeting, several of whom made in teresting talks and gave valuable ad vice $if to the hwr netted' of-prose-cutthjr religious work in large edu catonal institutions. The day's program was inaugurated at 8 o'clock in the morning, when Miss Edith Hazlett, a field worker from Los Angeles, Cal., led a round table discussion on religious work. Several other speakers made short talks at the morning session, promi nent among them having been Miss Hu Loo Wing, a young lady from Korea who is a student at a female college in Athens, Ala., and who is here attending the conference. In the afternoon the conference divided itself into two sections, a discussion of men's work havinp, been led by. Rev. Andrew Allison a missionary who has recently re turned to America after a long so journ in China, while a discussion of women's work was led by Miss Haz lett. At the evening session there was a steroptican lecture by Rev. Chuir a Korean who is attending school at Meridian, and an address by Mis? Bes?ie Coombs, one of the field workers who is here attending the conference. The conference will continue throughout today, the final session being held tonight. The college Y. W. C. A. is at present without a secretary, as Miss Marion Brooks was recently forced by ill health to relinquish' that posi tion and Miss Tommie Perkins, of Starkville, who was elected to suc ceed her, has not yet arrived. The work, however, is being efficiently direced by Miss Hatte Belle Jackson, president of the organization, and the conference, which has started out most auspiciously, promises to be fraught with pleasure and profit for all in attendance. Dainty Billy Burke in "Land of Promise" at Princess Monday 11th. The attraction at the Princess for Monday, the 11th, is that delightful little personality Billy Burke in the famous stjige successof W. Somerset Maugham. "The Land of Promise." This play made old New York sit up and take notice. It is even better as a photoplay, and abounds in a beau tiful scenic backgrounds, which to gether with the quaint piquancy of Billy Burke, cannot help but delight you. Matinee at 3:00 and 4:20 Night at 7:30 and 8:45. Admission Children 10c, Adults 15c. Mr. Graham E. Jones left Saturday for Norfolk, Va., to join his "pals" in the navy. Mrs. Jones accompa nied him to Tuscaloosa and will re turn this morning. NEW RULES ARE MADE BY FUEL ADMINISTRATOR HOUSEHOLDER GETS CENTS REDUCTION ON ANTHRACITE. NO OTHER CUTS Local Administrators Given Wide Discretion Regarding Deliveries. Washington, March 9. An aver age, reduction oi 3U cents a ton m the retail price for all anthacite coal sold for domestic use between next April 1 and Sept. 1 was announced last night by the fuel administration together with regulations governing the retail distribution of all coal for the year beginning the first of next month. The rules are designed par ticularly to prevent hoarding and in sure the filing of all domestic needs for next winter during the summer months. In explaining the reduction in the price of anthracite, the administra tion said the bulk of this coal is used for domestic consumption. The 30 cents reduction was determined upon the statement said, in lieu of the re duction heretofore voluntarily offer ed by dealers to encourage early buy ing or the following winter's needs and which ranged from 50 cents in April to 10 cents in August. "It is felt," the statement said "that this reduction will be fairer to the public, inasmuch as coal is ex pected to be ordered in April in such quantities that it will prove imposs ble to make all deliveries during that month or for some time to come. "Under a sliding scale of reduc tions it would be difficult, if not im pous.!Ue, to treat all consumers equal ly, even though their orders had been filed on the same date, while with an average reduction extending over the- entire period all consumers are treated alike." Lady Passes Away. Shoflt,ly after midnight Wedness day, Mrs. Annie Trapp, who resided on North Seventh avenue, passed away after suffering for some time with pellagra. Funeral services were held at Tabernacle cemetery at 3:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon conduct ed by Rev. T. E. Gregory, pastor of Central Methodist church. Mrs Trapp, who was 51 years of age, was a member of the Methodist church, and led a Christian life. She was loved by everyone who knew her, and her death is mourned by many friends. Besides her mother, Mrs. Trapp if survived by one daughter, Miss Ad lena Trapp, and three brother?, all of whom have the heartfelt sympathy of many friends. "" First Methodist Church. Regular Sunday School at 9:45. Preaching at 11:00 by the pastor subject "The Elements in Christ's Life That Make Him Lord." Preaching at 7:30 by the pastor subject "Secret Prayer." Our services are open to all, strangers in the city will find a gen uine welcome with us. Worship with us if you will. Mrs. Edward Pennington, and two daughters, of Meridian, are visiting in the home of the former's father Mr. W. W. Sharp. Mr. Pennington will arrive here this week and will spend several days in the city. Mr. Bennett W. Locke, who is sta tioned at Camp Beauregard, La., and whose home is in Artesia, spent yes terday in Columbus with his brother Mr. H. Grady Locke, also of Artesia Mr. E. D. Clarke, of Clarksdale, if spending several days here with hi? family. Mr. and Mrs. Clarke, have named their little daughter Kathe rine. Mrs. Wooliver, is back from a brief visit to Meridian and was joined by her mother, who will make a few days' visit to Columbus. Messrs. F. H. Stoker, A. C. Farm er and W. O. Hartsell, of Camp Reauregard, La., are spending a few days here with relatives. Messrs. R. E. Johnston and W. T. Quarles are possessers of handsome hew Nash cars. I V-S5 . I! IB 'II r ' I -11 rii . Ssaifri HelpMeSll: " mil. yndpwB War Savings Stamps Will Win the War k is the small drops of water that make the mighty ocean. It is the innumerable grains of sand that make the land. It will be the number less quarters that will help win the war. Every time you buy a stamp you help to make the world safer for you and your children. $5.00 for $4.14 Remember that you are not giving Uncle Sam this money. He is simply borrowing it from you and will pay you back with big interest For every $4. 14 you put into stamps between now and the first of April you will recejve $5.00 in you are helping yourself by saving your own money tu and you are helping ycur Government and your V country. BUY A STAMP TODAY gQDaDnnnnft QDDOOIIDDO URGES TEAM WORK TO HELP WIN WAR MRS. LINCOLN ISSUES A CLA RION CALL TO LOWNDES COUNTY WOMEN. The government, through the Council of National Defense, has asked the women of the United States to organize for war service in every branch of endeavor. .The gov ernment does not ask every man oi woman to help, but every man and woman. The time has come when we must have team work.As Chair man of the Educational Department Speakers' Bureau, I am endeavoring to organize the bruins of our splen did body of women. We cannot lay too much' stress on publicity in laying before the gov ernment's needs. The following in complete list of speakers hold them selves in readinss to speak on any subject that the government wishe; stressed: Mesdames Morgan, Shef field, Baldwin, Jim Lipsomb, Dabney Lipscomb, Simrall, Lee Caine, Sher man, Landrum, Lindamood, Frank Owen, J. A. Stinson, Miss Ella Sher rod, Miss Pasley, Miss Orr, Miss Eckford, Miss Mary Stokes, Mis? Mary Lou Peyton, Miss Lena Elling ton. The speeches will be four minuter or thereabouts and data will be fur nished to each speaker. 1, also, report that I shall take.up at the schools the training of chil dren to appreciate what these calls are for, and wherein they can help and what the war generally is being waged for. There are splendid pro grams to be found in the Literary Digest, bearing upon these subjects We must not forget that the young boys 'and girls at school are our fu ture citizens, and they must be train ed to appreciate their importance as organized workers for their govern ment's needs. Our education should also be along conservation in all lines of endeavor Conservation in our home manage ment, conservation in our food, and in our clothing. Ladies, can't you see what an im portant branch the ducational or training branch is? You must pul' with me, and let us do what we can to make this branch a vital force, in stead of an inactive one. Let the watch-word of woman'f work be, ORGANIZATION. MRS. B. A. LINCOLN, County Chairman, Educational Branch of National Council of De fense. Mr. Don Johnston is spending the week-end in Aberdeen. .rniiir:.-:..:. II it : 1 1 nun) :t cash in 1923. Remember fif (fl - rinnnnunfl I PRELIMINARY QUIZ HELD BY STUDENTS MUCH INTEREST BEING TAKEN IN COMING FIELD DAY CONTESTS. Field day exercises will be held in ths city on April 5 between repre sentatives of the Macon school and the Franklin Academy, and the .n nual contests by the pupils of. the schools of Northeast Mississippi will take place this year in Tunelo on April 19. The boys and girls of Franklin Academy are both taking much inter est in the coming contests and are sure of winning the medals Preliminary contests in literary and mathematical subjects were held the past week at Franklin Aca demy, and the following were the winners: Algebra, Mr Houston Puckett; geometry, Miss Klois Roper; first year history, Mr. Warren ('ox, Jr.; second year history, Miss Agnes Roth. In the first year's his tory contest Misses Zt-lma Gibson and Etoyle Scofield tied. Mr. Pucket the winner in algebra, is in the ninth grade, having won over students in the tenth and eleventh grades. Winners will soon, be decided in the preliminary contests in declama tion, reading and athletics. Bankers to Meet. The General Group Meetings of the Mississippi Bankers Association, will be held the coming week, and among tho"e who expect to attend from this city are Messrs. E. C. Chap man, of the National Bank of Com merce, and I. L. Gaston, of the First State Bank. The first meeting will be held in Hattiesburg on March 13. The se cond group will convene at Tupelo the following day, and on Friday, March 15 the third group will meet at Jackson. The fourth group meet ing will be held in Memphis on March 1C. Mr. Clarence Gilliam, of Birming ham, has moved to this city to re side, and has accepted a position in the mechanical department of Wright's Auto Sales Company. Dr. R. E. L. Smothers and family of Millport, Ala., are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. It. Propst. Mr. L. F. Tairtrart. who resides east of the city, spent yesterday in Columbus on business. Mr. Willis Pope's friends regret to learn of his illness at his home on North Seventh street y voooy HOUSE PASSES STATE INCOME TAX MEASURE PREDICTED BILL WILL EN COUNTER OPPOSITION IN SENATE. HITS MANY INCOMES Individuals Firms and Corpo rations Earning Over $1,000 Affected. Jackson, Miss., March 8. Friday was a day of real hard work and characterized by considerable prog rer3 in consideration and enactment of constructive legislation in both branches of the Mississippi Legisla ture. Summarized' briefly, a state income tax bill was passed by the House after the greater part of two days had been devoted to its consider ation. It would fix a graduated in come tax on individuals, corporation? and partnerships alike, from $1,000 a year up to $12,000 a year and over at from 1 per cent to 6 per cent, on an ascending scale, hedged about and governed by hog-tight regulation? and specifications. Had it not been for the insertion of nn amendment to make the pro visions of the act effective for 1919 the measure could not have gotten through the House. That it will en counter rough going in the Senate i the present belief. The ways and means committee held the right of way and passed oth er bills pertaining to revenue making carrying the work over to the after noon. These were: To make the state tax commission the official assessors of railroads and other public service corporations in stead of the railroad commission. Week of Prayer Observed. The ladies of the Second Baptist church observed last week as prayer week for home missions. The serv ices were begun Monday at 3:30 and continued throughout the week. The program was: Monday: Chal'enire of the Frontier to the Woman's Mis sionary Union Worker, led by Mrs J. A. Lee; Tuesday: Call of home Icfs churches to W. M. U. Workers Mrs. J. D. Burleson; Wednesday Southern Baptist Convention, Wo men in Cuba and Canada Zone. Mrs Anna Brooks; Thursday: Woman Work for the new America, Mrs. Trible; Friday: Woman's Work foi the Negro, jMrs. Robert Brooks; Saturday: S. B. C. Woman's Work in the Mountain School, Mrs. W. ii Smith. Their next work will be for each lady to make one dollar. A socia' will be held at the home of Mrs D F. Baker at which time every one will tell how their dollar was mad" Buying Savings Stamps. Although the United States has purchased more War Savings and Thrift Stamps than Great Britain it must be remembered that in view of our population we ought to buy twice as many of these minature bonds which the government has for sale. A special effort is being made to acquaint everyone of the sale of War Savings and Thrift Stamps in denom inations of $5 and twenty-five cents respectively. Each one you buy is a loan to the government and an aid to the thousands of soldiers and sailors who are risking their lives. A War Savings Stamp is a govern ment promise to pay you $5 on the first of January, 1923. During 191" you can buy them for $4.13 to $4.23, the difference being the interest you would get, compounded quarterly. If you should want your money back before the first of January, 1923, you can get it back, with interest from and money order postoflice upon ten days written demand. Fakers at Work. Reports made to the police de partment indicate that two faker; have recently been at work in Co lumbus. One of the men is said to have been selling worthless eyeglass es, while the other told negroes that he was a tax collector and endeavor , to make tnem pay taxes on cue-. .toy other kitchen utensils. The ! police are on the lookout for the j fakers and hope to apprehend them soon. In' the meantime the pubiic is warned against having any dealuiK 'whatever with them. ARRANGING FOR THIRD LIBERTY LOAN CAMPAIGN MEMBERS OF GENERAL COMMITTEEE ARE APPOINTED. SESSION IS HELD Meeting of Executive Commit tee Was Held Friday After noon. Interest is increasing in Lown des county in the third Liberty Loan drive, which will begin on April 6, the anniversary of the entrance of the United States into the world-wide war. A business meeting of the execu tive committee, of which "Mr. E. C. Chapman is chairman, was held at the National Bank of Commerce. Friday afternoon, and among the most important matters that came before the board was the selection of the general committee for Lown des county, which is as follows: Dr. F. M. Vaughan, P. M. Halbert, Rev. W. I. Allen, W. V. Grace, J. N. Bailey, R. R. Ranks, D. F. McCul lough G. M. Flynn, L. M. Hilzim. Warren M. Cox, T. O. Burris, II. H. McClanahan, E. E. Chappell, L. Vaughan, T. A. McGahey. J. T. ('lardy, D. I.. Ervin, L. E. Walker, T. J. Locke, D. T. Gaston. W. B. Harrington, Morris M. Green, J. L Cox, S. B. Johnston, P. H. Wake field, Battle Bell. J. T. Searcy. L. H. Shapira, John F. Frierson, L. B. Divelbiss, Rev. T. L. Holcomb, Rev. R. E. Fry, Rev. E. L. Malone, Rev. S. L. Pope, Rev. T. E. Gregory, Rev Simon Loeb, Rev. W. L. Duren, E. L Kuykendall, Prof. J. C. Meadows, Prof. H. L Whitfield, W. E. Leach, A. L. Wilbanks, Samuel Kaye, R. E. Mahorr, J. C. "McCohtiell, D. S. Cox, Jr., S. J. Loeb, Brooks McGowan, T. W. Harris, J. T. Sanford, C. F. Sherrod, W. S. Lindumood, W. 11. Carter.Henry Beard, John Beard, J. R. Richards, J. N. Stuckey, J. I. Sturdivnnt, C. W. Evans, Walter Swoope, II. II. Gunter, C. C. Rich ardson, J. W. Steen. A. J. Ervin, Jr., G. W. llairston, N S. Carr, D. P. Brooks, G. P. Waller, C. B. Richards J. N. Roberts Dr. N. D. Guery. G. W. Bush, S. T. Pilkington, W. L. Cook, J. D. Smith. J. W. Harvey, J. S. Billups, Bailey Hardy, W. P.. S. Wiiburn, Dr S. Rainey, D. A. Bur gin, II. C. Pilkington, J. E. Smith.N G. Ford, John W. Bailey. A. M. Lawrence, W. A. Nicklcs, S. A. Vaughan, T. J. Waiters, H. H. Wal ters, T. J. Smith, S. M. Dale, W. L. Cook, J. D. Smith, O. E. Smith, R. G. Harris, F. C. Odom, N. B. Wood, L G. Vaunhan, O. W. Robertson. The chairmen of the members of the executive committee, will attend a special meeting in Memphis on March 20. Saint Paul's Charch. Second Ave. and Fourth St. South. Rev. E. Lucien MaJune. Rector. Holy Communion every Sunday, at 7:30 a. m. Holy Communion nnd sermon first Sunday in each month at 11 a. m. Sunday School (Mr. E. R. Hop kins, superintendent) at 9:30 a. m. Bible Class at 9:30 a. m. Morning Prayer and sermon at 11 a. m. Evening Prayer and Sermon at 7:30 p. m. Week-day services: Wednesday, The Litany at 10 . m. Holy Communion on Saints and Holy days at 10 a. m. Ladies' Aid, first and third Wed nesdays after Litany. Woman's Auxiliary fourth Wednesday after Litany. Choir practice Saturday's at 4:00. Saint Paul's is open daily for prayer and meditation from nine to six. A cordial invitation is extend ed to all to'come and worship at this church. Messrs. Willie Hugh Graee and Tom Brown, who are now stationed at Camp Jackson, Columbia, S. C. ar receiving a cordial welcome back to Columbus. They expeet to remain Beveral days. Mr. George Mosby of the 177th Aero Squadron, has many friends who will be interested in hearing that he has crossed the ocean safely.