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VOL XXIV. NO. 64. COLUMBUS, MISS., THURDAY MORNING, MARCH, 14, 1918. S.mJ. Weekly, $3.00 Per Yr. BIG RALLY WILL BOOST SALE OF STAMPS HERE 800,000 MEN ARE 34 ARE KILLED mm mm mm mm mm m m m m t HOUSE REDUCES TO BE CALLED TO ARMS SOON AND 79 HURT IN PARIS RAID APPROPRIATION WDJ FOR COLLEGE TRUSTEES MAY BE SELECTED BY EXAMINERS BILL PROVIDING FOR DRASTIC CHANGES FA VORABLY REPORTED. P. II. GARDINER OF LAUREL TO DELIVER AN ADDRESS. PARADE A FEATURE Students of College and the Public Schoolsas Well as the Citizens to March. Hon. Phil. II. Gardiner, of Laurel Miss., who recently ppent) several months on the western war front in France, has been invited to deliver an address here Saturday, March 23, in behalf of the War Savings Stamps campaign, Prof. E. A. Stanley is chairman of the Lowndes county committee for the sale of Wajr Savings Stamps, and in making plans for the rally on March 23 he is being assisted by members of the local committee named some time ago to secure rpeakers for various war activities. The local sale of stamps is by no means up to expectations. Accord ing to the official allotment, Lown des county's quota is from $50J),000 to $800,000, and so far the sales here amount to less than $6,000. An effort is to be made, however, to speed up the sales, and it is hoped that Mr. Gardiner's address will have the effect of awakening enthusiasm nmong the people. A feature of the day will be a big parade, in which the children of the public schools, students of the In dustrial Institute and College and representatives of local civic and fraternal organizations are expected to participate. Members of the Ladies' Civic League, the Daughters t v ..flrtr-fHarvy. fh Tlauhters of the American Revolution and oth er organisations will be invited to join the marchers and the merchants of the city will be requested to close their storg,. while the parade is in progress. ...... . . , , Many Officers Removed From Med ical Reserve Corpi. From the' declaration of war to February 23, the Surgeon General of the Army has removed 1,050 of ficers of the Medic'aL Reserve Corps, In the following table the reason as signed for discharge does not isolate under "aptitude for the service" all those whose dismissal was in con siderable degree due to inefficiency or incompetency, since these reasons had weight in many cases otherwise classified.' Discharged for physical disability, 411; inaptitude for the service, 154: join other branches, 30G; domes tic difficulties, "'.19; resignation, 88; needed by communities, hospitals, schools, -32. ' During the same period there have been 2.2C5 ' " promotions, including rome officers promoted more than once. Mr. W. A. Abrams has returned to his home in' Birmingham, after a visit o'f several days to his brother, Mr. J. E. Abrams, in this city. Mrs. R. O. Funk, whose husband recently djed.' at Sheffield, Ala., and her two children are visiting rela tives in Columbus. NOTED PYTHIAN TO SPEAK HERE SOON HON. F. S. ATWOOD WILL DE LIVER ADDRESS ON "HAP PINESS" MARCH 21. Hon. Frederick S. Atwood, who is rle'ivering . a series of lectures throughout, the state under the aus p'ess of the Mississippi Grand Lodge, Knights of Phythias, will "appear in Columbus Thursday, March 21, and while the place 1for his address has not been definitely decided upon it will probably be delivered at the Industrial Institute and College. Mr. Atwood possesses unusual forenic ability and has made a splen did impression in-every town and city which he has visited. The subject of h;s address is "Happiness," and Co lumbians who hear him are promised a rare intellectual treat ANNOUNCED THAT SE COND DRAFT WILL BEGIN MARCH 29. PLAN IS GRADUAL No Sweeping Withdrawals From Agricultural or In dustrial Activities. Washington, March 13. a move ment of 800,000 drafted men, to be gin March 29 and continue five days, was ordered Tuesday by Provost Marshal Gen. Crowder. The order calls troops from every state in the union, with the exception of Iowa and Minnesota. It includes men remaining from the first draft and those liable to call in the second. Just how many men of the second draft are affected by the order was not stated at Gen. Crowder's office. It is understood that the movement will, virtually complete f-he first draft, and that it is part of the announced plan to call registrants in small groups as fast as they can be accommodated. The apportionment for Southern states follows: ToTir.e"iee . '.. 2,753 Alabama 2.634 f Arkansas 1,541 Florida - 506 Georgia 5,925 Kentucky 1,651 Louisiana - 3,573 Mississippi --- 2,220 North Carolina 5,174 South Carolina 1,343 Texas 3,943 Virginia . 2,178 The war department is prepared to supply, clothing- and other equip ment" Immediately for" 311" the rhen to tie called out. Acting Quarter mart er-G?neral Goethals is now pressing vigorously the deliveries of winter clothing to build up the re serves necessary for next winter. The original issue of men mobil ized in April would be winter cloth ing, hut very shortly thereafter they would be transferred into summer khaki.' Ample stores of summer out fits for the entire army are on hand. Throughout the winter deliveries have proceeded regularly on the summer clothing contracts and huge stocks are available.' Every man sent abroad is equipp ed with a complete new outfit before he boards the transport. Provost Marshal Gen. Crowder made the first offcial announcement of the time of the second draft. It will be ordered as soon as congress amends the law to compute the basis of apportionment among the states on the number of registrants in dasr 1, instead of population. For purposes of computation,, 800 000 men will be considered also con; :? ing the se"ond draft, although no such number will be failed to the colors at any one time. " Men in deferred classifications, the provost mnrshall-gencral an nounced, would be called in rmall numbers as well as men in class 1. for the purpose of utilizing special technical qualifications or sending them to schools to acquire such qual ifications. The ; provost marshal general makes the further definite state ment, however, that there will be no sudden withdrawal of great numbers of men from industry and agricul ture during the coming summer, but that they will be drawn in relatively small groups, spread "throughout the year. To give the exact number, he says, would be to give the enemy military information. While Gen. Crowder sets no time in his statement, it has been stated previously that supplies and equip ment for the men of the second draft would become available in April, and as action on the desired infor mation is expected before-that time, the first calls are expected soon af terward. Chickens by Parcel Poet. Washington, March . 13. Live chicks may be sent by parcel post after March 15. provided they are properly prepared for mailing. In announcing this decision the Post office Department order said chicks could riot be insured or sent c. o. d., nor carried to destinations more than 72 hours, mailing distance. Read our advertisements. SIXTY-SIX OTHERS MEET DEATH BY SUFFO-CATION. PANIC WAS CREATED Crowd Seeks Refuge in Rail way Station and Many Fa talities Follow. London, March 13. Hostile air ships attacked the Yorkshire coast Tuesday night, according to an of ficial statement. 1 Fie'd Marshal Lord French, com mander of the home forces, reports that one of the hostile airships at tacked the Yorkshire coast late in the evening. A few bombs are re ported to have fallen a short dis tance inland. No reports of casual ties or damage have yet been re ceived. Paris, March 13. Thirty-four persons were kiled and 79 were in jured in Paris and its suburbs as a result of Tuesday night's German air raid. In addition to the bomb victims, 66 persons were suffocated through crowding in a panic into a Metro politan railway entrance to take refuge from the raiders. These were for the most part women and chil dren. Of the bomb victims, 29 were kill ed and 50 injured in Paris and five killed and 29 injured in the suburbs. Byron W. King. I. I. and C. has as its attraction the coming week, beginning Sun day, March 17th, one of the most ii;r.gh4 . nt.rt diners on . the platform of today. Not only is he one of the greatest of readers and literary interpreters but is a mas ter in scripture reading, making a life time study of the poetry of the Bible and Spiritual dramatization. The public generally are invited as the guests of the Y. W. C. A. to his opening sacred recital The Uplifted Christ Sunday, March 17, college chapel, 7:30 p. m. Other interesting programs as presented by Dr. King are as follows: , Recitals Thursday evening, 8:30 p. m. Macbeth, The Drama of Tempta tion. Friday evening, 8:30 p. m. Mis cellaneous selection and War Party. Classes of instructon to hours of literature Monday, 7:00 p. m. Tuesday, 7 :00 p. : m. Wednesday, 7:00 p. m. Thursday, 5:00 p. m. Entire season ticket 50 cents. Mrs. Mary H. Teaidale Dead. A telegram was received here yes terday afternoon announcing the death of Mrs. Mary H. Teasdale, which took place at her home in At lanta yesterday morning. Mrs. Teasdale was a former resident of Columbus, having been the wife of Mr. T. A. Teasdale, a brother of Mr. Howard M. Teasdale, a well known local citizen. The family resided in Columbus a number of years, but nearly a quarter of a century ago removed to Atlanta. ' Mrs. Teasdale, who was 74 years old, is survived by her husband, a son, Mr. George Teasdale, a daugh ter, Mrs. Charles Ebbert, all of whom are residents of Atlanta, and a sister, Mrs. II. M. Savage, of this city. Burial took place in Atlanta, the funeral being here there yesterday. Important Meeting. There will be a meeting of the Parent-Teacher 'Association of the Franklin Academy this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. At this meeting a full report will be made by the canvass ing committee for the playground equipment. Already the order has been given towards purchasing this equipment and we ask that the parents show their interest by their presence. Miss Fant of 1. 1. and C. will talk on her recent visit to Atlantic, City, .where she attended an educational gathering of unusual interest. Mrs. J. P. Woodward, Mrs. W. E. Richards and Mr. jFrank Richards returned last night after a short visit to New Orleans. "? i uciiu rriTii iiiTiiniii-inru V- THE FARMERS' SHOT AT KAISERISM IS MAXIMUM CROPS ITEMS OF INTEREST OVER THE COUNTRY GIST OF THE NEWS GATHERED HERE AND THERE AND PRE SENTED IN BRIEF FORM. India leads all countries in the im portation of cotton goods. Enlistments in the Regular Army since April 1, 1917, have been more than 379,000. The War Department Commission on Training Camp Activities now has 55 women deputy sheriffs in vicini ties of camps in all parts of the coun try The period during which rye flour may be used as a wheat flour substi-1 tute in Victory bread has been ex-. tended to March 31, as in some sec tions of the country other substitutes are not yet available. The campaign to rsise a second $100,000,000 has been announced by! the American Red Crostf for the week beginning May 6. To date nearly $90,000,000 has been appropriated for war relief work. ) It is reported from Germany that wood is being largely .used in place of celluloid, ivory, and other sub-, stances for the manufacture of ( combs. Excellent toilet combs nrr made from thinly cut birch and , beechwood. Only the 12-cylinder type of Liberty motor for airplanes is now being built, it having been thoucht best in view of development abroad to concentrate on the high-powered engine of the eight-cylinder." Massachusetts and Michigan chap ters of the Daughters of the Revolu tion are establishing "mendinp rooms" in cantonmentts. These de partments are opened for hospitals where hundreds of garments art mended each week. A Navy base hospital with a ca pacity of 500 bends has reached th war zone. It will take care of th Navy personnel, both ashore and afloat, and if accomodations exist will also be available for Army and allied sick and wonded. Young Couple Wed. A quiet and pretty marriage was solemnized at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Moore, 618 Third avenue, south, Tuesday afternoon, when their most attractive young daughter, Miss Clarma M. Moore, was married to Mr. William W. Harper. The cere mony was performed by Rev. S. L. Pope, pastor of the First Methodist church. The, happy couple left at 2:30 oVlock Tuesday afternoon for Bir mingham, where they go to reside. The groom, who is the youngest son of Mrs. M. A. Harper, is now hold ing a most responsible position with the A. G. S. R. R., in Birmingham. The Commercial joins the many friends of this happy couple in wish ing them a most happy married life. Mrs. J. L. Johnson, of Clinton. Miss., is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Willis Harris, at her home on Ninth street. Mrs. Johnson formerly liv ed in Columbus and has numtrouf friends here who are glad to wel come her to the city. Mr. Herman Crowder, an exper ienced prescription clerk, has accept ed a position with S. B. Street & Son. Mr. Rose who has been with this store several years, will also continue to hold a position there. Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Locke, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Walker returned Tues day night after a short visit to Memphis. ar v f FUNDERBURK HAS BOND SET AT $300 MAN WHO CUT W. W. COX DE CIDES TO WAIVE PRE LIMINARY EXAMINATION. Henry Funderburk, who about three weeks ago cut and seriously wounded W. W. Cox, was on Monday arraigned before Justice of the Peace T. M. CummingB on the charge of assault with intent to kill, and upon waiving examination was bound over in the sum of $300 to await the action of the grand jury. The wounds inflicted upon Mr. Cox were decidedly serious and it was thought at one time that they might prove fatal, but he finally recovered. The row which resulted in the cut ting is alleged to have followed a dispute as to which should pay for some blind tiger whiskey they are said to have purchased. Julius XUd, .K'gro, was ako be fore. Justice Cummings on a forgery charge, it having been alleged that he forged the name of Mr. C. M. Ott ley to a check for a small amount and attempted to cash it at Kauf man Brothers' dry goods store. He was held for the grand jury, the amount of his bond having been fixed at $300. Mr. Minter Die in Florida. News was received in Columbus Sunday afternoon announcing the death of Mrs. Elzy Minter, a former citizen of Lowndes foitnjjty, who since the death of her husband sev eral years ago has been residing in Florida. The remains were brought to Co lumbus, having arrivpd here at 9:30 o'clock Tuesday night, and yester day afternoon they were taken to Unity cemetery, near Caledonia, for interment. Although Mrs. Minter was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church, the funeral services were conducted by Rev. T. E. Gregory, pastor of the Central Methodist church in this city. Mrs. Minter, who was about 75 years of age, was well known in every section of this county. She was a noble Christinn woman, and has many relatives and friends who mourn her death. Lieut. Lawley Promoted. Lieut. John R. I.awley, of this city, has qualified as an instructor in bayo net practice and has been assigned to duty at Camp Beauregard. Lieut, Lawley has been in the service of Uncle Sam quite a longtime, having left here with the Columbus Rifle men when that company went to the Mexican, border nearly two years ago. He was later transferred to Fort Sill, Okla., where he qualified as an instructor in bayonet practice. Lieut. Lawley is now here on a visit to rplAtivps. hot pYnerts to leave at an early date for Camp J Beauregard, where he will take up his duties as instructor in rifle prac tice. Jamison Leake. Mr. Guy C. Jamison and Miss Thula Leake were married here last Sunday, the ceremony having been performed by Rev. W. L. Du ren, presiding elder of the Colum bus district of the North Mississippi Methodist conference. Mr. Jamison is a valued employe of Gunter Brothers, while his bride, who is the daughter of Rev. D. A. Leake, who formery served as pastor of the First Church of Christ in this city, is an unusually pretty and attractive young lady. ONLY 3 TRUSTEES This Board Would Have Charge of all ColUfes and Eleemosynary Institutions. Jaiknon, Miss., March 13. The House committee on education has made favorable report oi a bill that, if passed, will work a very revolu tionary change in methods of man agement of all state institutions, both educational and eleemosynary. Briefly stated, the measure seeks to place all institutions supported by the state, such as colleges, hos pitals and all human and benevo lent institutions, under one general board of trustees, composed of three members, who shall give their entire time and attention to the work. An eliminating method of select ing these trustees is proposed. The state board of bank examiners, the prison board of trustees and the rail road commission shall each nomi nate three men of proven business ability and the Legislature shall then in joint session select three men from this list, who shall in turn be appointed by the governor. The commissioner of agriculture and the superintendent of education are made ex officio advisory members, but without power to vote. The measure, it is stated, has been approved by Gov. Bilbo and the as surance given that he will sign it if passed. At present the larger state col leges are controlled by a general board of trustees of seven members, while the various hospitals and other humane and benevolent institutions each have a separate board of trus tees for their management. Two Small Firet. Quick work on the part of the Co lumbus firemen kept the home oc cupied by Mr. J. T. Parrish, 724 Third avenue, north, from being de stroyed by fire shortly after eight o'clock Monday morning. The flames originated by sparks from a chimney, and when discovered had eaten their way into the roof of the building. The loss is estimated at about $25. The firemen were called out about 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon to the foot of Main street near the Tom bigbee river bridge, where burning grass was threatening telephone poles and the woodwork along the causeway. The fire was soon ex tinguished. Making Improvement!. The drug firm of S. B. Street and Son, which occupies a building on Main street, has arranged to make extensive improvements in their store, among which are a new front, new soda fountain, and an enlarge ment of the sales room, the partition to the prescription office being mov ed back about twelve feet. Entertainment Postponed. The entertainment which was to have been given at tha Presbyter ian church on Friday evening has been postponed until a later date, on account of the lecture at the col lege. Hon. J. W. Peters, a prominent attorney of New York City, arrived in Columbus Tuesday and will be the guest of his mother, Mrs. T. H. Peters at the home of Mrs T. J. Lod e, Sr., for several days Mr Peters is a native of this section and is being warmly greeted by old time friends. Mr. A.- D. Haley, whose honn is at McComb City, and vho is now in the navy on the battl'hip Louisiana, is visiting friends in the city for a few days. Mrs. Carey Cocke and her two youngest children returned Tuesday afternoon after spending several days in New Orleans. Hon. B. A. Lincoln left last night for Jackson, where he goes to spend several days ou business. Mrs. George Haberlin, of Pitts burg, Pa., is visiting her sister, Mrs E. M. Hanna. PRUNING KNIFE IS USED BY SOLON3 WITH TELL ING EFFECT. MANY CUTS MADE Not Only Support Fund But Appropriations For Im provements Are Reduce!. The bill providing for certain im provements at the Industrial Insti tute and College in this city and tot the support and maintenance of that institution during the ensuing two years, which was passed by the Sen ate several weeks ago, was taken up n the House Tuesday, and was sub jected to the pruning knife. The support fund was reduced from $80,000 to $75,000 per year and other reductions were made as follows: The Y. M. C A. was trimmed from $500 to $150; hy friene, botany, etc., from $400 to $200; laboratory, $500 to $160; sew ing, art from $S0O" ,to $150; new boilers from $15,000 to $10,000. Mr. Howerton explained this was $16, 000 move than two years age, but was necessary. Mr. East insisted en giving the girls a couple of eleva tors to get up and down the threa or four flights of stairs in their dormitory, but that was not insisted on when he learned to insist that item miifht endanger the bill. The bill as amended then passed with but four nay votes: Messrs. Cole, Everett, of Newton, Marpnrea and Thompson. Will Continue Baslaa. Under the management of Messrs. Carroll and Clayton Hackleman, th firm of J. C. Hackleman A Son wilt continue business. This concern en joys an extensive city and county trade, and the young men in charge will further enlarge their territory. To a Commercial reporter yester day Mr. Carroll Hacklejnan sUted that nothing will b left undone to carry the business forward as usual, and that none of the original plans of expansion and the adoption of ag gressive business policy would be changed. The recent death of Mr. J. C. Hackleman was a heartfelt shock to this entire section, as he was loved snd admired by everyone who knew him. Won't By Trnek. The city council, which for sosas time past has been considering tas advisability of either purchasing a motor truck for the local fire de partment or motorizing the present apparatus, has decided to indefinite ly postpone action in the matte. The plan to motorize the apparatus now in use was, after thorough in vestigation, found to be impracti cable, and members of the council da not think the condition of the city's finances warrant the purchase of a motor truck, which would necessitate an expenditure of something l.ks $10,000. Messrs. Willie Hugh Grace and Two Brown, of Motor Truck Company, 339, of Columbia, S. C, are among the soldier boys here on a visit to friends and relatives. RICHARDSON IS TO SPEAK HERE FRIDAY WILL TALK ON WAR SAVINGS STAMPS AT FRANKLIN ACADEMY AT 2:30 P. M. Hon. George Richardson, ot Ma con, who is well known in Columbas. will deliver an addreas on "Thrift and War Savings Stamps" at the Franklin Academy at 2:30 o'chxk lomorrow afternoon. Lowndes county has fallen short in the sale of stamps, snd Mr. Rich ardson, who has done much to sell over $26,000 worth of stamps tu Noxubee county, will tell how the work has been earned on in his home town, and his talk will surely be ma interesting one. ' Little Hawiey Sealer low Li been ill for several days.