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VOL XXIV NO. 65. COLUMBUS, MI3S..3UNDAY MORNING, MARCH 17, 1918. Semi-Weekly, $3.00 Per Yf. GARDINER WILL SPEAK IN CITY MONDAY NIGHT BILL GIVING YOUNGCANDLER PLANS OF JAPS HOUSE PASSES THE DAYLIGHT SAVING BILL WOMEN BALLOT LIED, IS CLAIM VOTED DOWNOF MRS. HIRSH ARE CHANGED TO SUIT WILSON WILL DELIVER PUBLIC AD DRESS AT FIRST METHO DIST HURCH. PUBLIC IS INVITED Back From France and Will Tell of His Experiences Abroad. Sir- Phil II. Gardiner, of the East man - Gardiner Lumber Co., of Laurel, Miss., will address the people of Columbus at the First Methodist church tomorrow, Monday, 'night at 8:15 o'clock. Mr. Gardiner has just returned from the front in France where he served as an Army Y. M. C. A. Sec retary. He has very generously con sented to a few speaking engage ments in Mssissippi in the more im portant points and we are sure the people of Columbus will avail them selves of this privilege of hearing from the lips of a man who has actu ally seen the front at first hand, the story of his own personal exper iences and observation. '- Mr. Gardiner will not talk money nor will any admission be charged or collection taken. He will simply recount his experiences. Let the people of Columbus show Mr. Gardiner that they appreciate such men who make such sacrifice as he has done and greet him with a large and appreciative audience. This engagement of Mr. Gardi ner's has no connection with a re cent announcement regarding an in vitation which has been extended him to speak in the interest of War Sav ing Stamp., . - Civ Books to Soldiers and Sailors The Library War Service of the American Library Association is ex tending its work already established in thirty-four camps, by sending books to the men "over there." With several hundred thousand books in its free circulating camp libraries and branches, it needs many thousands more to meet the demands being made upon it. Its fund, gen erously given by the public last au tumn, is being used to purchase books which will not come to it through iiis, and for purchasing great quantities fo books in England for our, troops in France, to save transportation across the ocan. During the week of March 18, r preat outpouring of books from pri vate collections will supply the books needed to extend the humanizing work of the Library War Service, to the constantly increasing number of men under arms; to furnish books mid magazines to the sailors on naval vessels at home and in foreign wa ters; and to place books on trans ports for the men going abroad. Generous owners of private col lections of book? are ar.ked to take such of their volumes as they would like to give for the. use of soldier." and sailors to the Public Library, marked "Library War Service." They will be taken care of by train ed library workers and put to work afh once upon camp library shelves. A big drive to get these books is to be carried on by the library of T. I. & C. during the week of March IS. Books can be left at this office. Cut out this coupon and rend it to the I. I. and C. Library, and your ' ioks will be called for. Hooks For Our Soldiers and Sailor- Librarian, I. I. and C. Library: I have . books, which I wish to give you for the use of our Sol-1 diers and Sailors. Name ' Address William S. Hart at Princess Monday, , March 18th. William S. Hart, the noted "2 Gun Man" of the photoplay, in a stirring, snappy story of the old Wec "Wolves erf the Rail," is the attrac tion at the Princess for Monday, March 18th. It U a story of an out law's reformation and how he makes ethers see the light wth his two sit shooters, and we promise that Hart will make you sit up and notice too Also on the same program, we ire offering a "Burton Holmes Trave logue" and invite you to travel with tV! not tTvplor st ovr the tttH at the Princess every Monday. Admission 5 and 15 cents. MEASURE FAILS TO PASS IN THE STATE SENATE. PLEAS ARE IN VAIN Mrs. Isaac Reese and Miss Kearney Plead Cause Before The Lawmakers. Jackson, Miss., March 1. The Mississippi Senate Friday by a 60-50 vote, rather by a vote of 21-21, fail ed to adopt on first reading a concur rent resolution proposing to amend the constitution of the state, section 241, so as to admit women to the ballot. This was a special order for 11 o'clock and when that hour was reached there was a large company on hand, including many ladies, women frbm all parts of the state as well as from Jackson. Prior to the taking up of the special order a resolution was adopted which had been offered by the capable young senator from Grenada, Mr. Caruthers, which in ef fect cut off all debate on the resolu tion by senators and simply got ,d own fo vote. When the time came for considera tion, however, the special rule was relnxed fo as to . give Mrs. Isaac Reee, of Memphis, a visitor from Tennessee, an opportunity to be heard. Mrs. Reese was presented by Lieut. Gov. Russell as a woman of whom' any state or county might be well proud, haying raised four stal wart sons, all of whom are a credit to their .rearing. Mrs. Reese spoke fluently, easily and- one - to the platform manner born, in an appeal to the Mississippi legislators to do their duty by the women of their state, as had been done by Arkansas, New York and many other progressive states, It war a movement and a change that war bound to eomesooner or later, and whv not now? Following Mrs. Reese. Miss Belle Kearney, of Madifon county Was nre-ented and made a brief address, after which the roll was called on the main question: "Snail the resolu tion be adopted?'1 Yea Adams, Bowman, Bradford, Caruthers, Carteel, Champlin, -Coen, Franklin, Hemphill, Johnson, Lane, McGeljee, Middleton, Murray. Poin dexter, Richardson. Shields. Stubble- field, Thompson, of the Fourteenth, Whittington and Yawn. Total, 21. Nay Boggan, Brown, Burrow, Christmond, Collins, Cox, Dyson, Eskridge, Huff, Kondrick, King, Mill r, Parks, Rtribling, Thompson, of the Sixth, Vance, Wade, Williams, of the Twelfth and Williams of the Thir toenfh. Total, 21. After disposing of this matter, and quiet had been restored, the regular order was resumed and the proposed amendment to section 201 of the con stitution, so as to change the school ntre from five years to 21 to six years to 19, was called up and passed its thin! reading. BIG ATTACK IS THOUGHT - - , TO BE COMING NOW Amesterdam, March 16. Field Marshal voa Ilindonburg has de clared that the great German offen sive must begin, according to news received here. The military chief of the German armies is reported to have stated in an interview in Ber lin that the Teutonic offensive upon he largest scale yet attempted must go on, as the entente has shown an unresponsive attitude toward Ger many's peace intentions announced recently. No time was given for the start of the long-herald attack, which is believed to be planned for several points on the wertern front simul taneously, but from the news reach ing here the interview left the im pression that the offensive was a matter of a very brief time now. The Verdun offensive of the Ger mans, in which they failed utterly to break the French line, has been es timated in conservative quarters as having cost something like 500,000 men. Mr. G. P. Ilaijvy tnJ II r. C Ik Penley, of the A. and M. College, are week-end visitors to the city. DECLARES THAT SHE DID NOT INVITE HIS ATTENTIONS. LAWYERS CLASH Attorneys for Defense and Prosecution are v Fined for Contempt of Court. Atlanta, Ga., March 16. Frequent and bitter clashes between opposing counsel marked the morning session today in the trial of Mrs. Margaret Jackson Hirsch, accused of attempt ing to blackmail Mayor Asa Candler and Judge Ben Hill twice fined Reuben Arnold who is assisting the state, and Judge Richard Russell, chief of counsel for the defense. The first fine was $5 each for con tempt of court. A few minutes later despite repeated warnings, the two attorneys engaged in another heated clash and were fined again, this time $10 each. Asa Candler, Jr., and Wm. T. Candler, sons of the mayor, were the chief witnesses Saturday morning. The defense made a strenuous pro test when the state attempted to bring out that Wm. T. Candler had 'i been "pursued" by Mrs. Hirsch, ar guing that the woman's character had not been brought in issue and that this was the motive of the state's questions along this line. A sensation was created when Wm. Candler in the course of his testi mony, said that Mrs. Hirsch had told him that her husband was out of town much of the time and had ask ed him to come out to see her. Mrs. Hirsch jumped to her feet anf shout ed in the face of the witness, "You know you lie!" Judge Hill quickly restored order and the testimony proceeded. Mr. Grady Stephenson, who holds a position with the Lucas E. Moore Stave Company, in Savannah, Ga., is spending several day3 here Vith his parents, Capt. and Mrs. D. D. Stephenson. The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. T. I. Gunn regret to learn of the ill ness of their little son "Billie." INTERESTING TALK ON WAR IS HEARD SERGEANT FLAHIFF TELLS OF PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AT FRENCH FRONT. Sergeant John T. FlahifT, an Amer ican who has taken an active part in the great world-wide war now in progress, spoke at the Industrial In stitute and College Friday night, and was heard by a large audience. Ser geant FlahifT enlisted in the Ameri can Legion of the Canadian expe ditionary forces and was assigned to the famous "Princess Pat" regi ment. On Friday night he gave a graphic description of life in the trenches and his address proved ex tremely interesting to all who heard it Sergeant Flahiff vividly described his enlistment, his training at a camp in Novia Scotia, his trip across on a transport, and finally his thrilling experiences in "going over the top." A wound in the lungs forced him out of active service, but he expects to return to the front in August with a captain's commission. After answering various questions on the war, this six-foot-four soldier urged his audience to particularly rupport the government. "Let this be your slogan," he concluded; "if you can't put the 'I,' in fight put the 'pay in patriotism." Mrs. Allen Walton and Mrs. Gra ham Jones are spending the day with Mrs. C. A. Eubanks at Steens. Mr. O. T. Meeker, of Columbus, Ohio, was a visitor to Columbus for several days the past week. Mr. J. H. Reasor, of Nashville, is spending several days in the city. THREE HUSKY FELLOWS READY TO HELP OUT IN THE LABOR SHORTAGE ITEMS OF INTEREST OVER THE COUNTRY CIST OF THE NEWS GATHERED HERE AND THERE AND PRE, SENTED IN BRIEF FORM. In spite of unsettled conditions the total American trade with Rus sia amounted to $438,000,000 in 1917, a decrease of only $39,000,000 as compared with 1916. This de crease was in the trade with Asiatic Russia and is attributed to conges tion and import restrictions at Vlad- vostock. Near beer and temperance drink? coming within ,the designation of malt liquor are melted in the Pres ident's proclamation limiting the brewers of beer to 70 per cent of th? amounts of grains and other food materials that were used last year. At the last meeting of the Nation al Educational AssocIation a pro gram was proposed to better rural schools and asking Federal aid to the extent of $140,000,000. The plan would be carried in 10 years, one tenth of the money being spent each year, the government to co-operate with the states and counties. All persons or firms engaged in im porting, manufacturing, storing, oi distributing fertilizers or fertilizer ngredients must secure licenses on oi before March 20. Application must be made to the Law Department License Division, United States Food Administration, Washington, D. C. A Canadian order in council pro vides for the free admission into Canada of meat cattle until Feb ruary 7, 1919, when imported by bona fide residents of Cunada un der regulations by the minister of customs. Cattle, except for breed ng purposes, are ordinary dutiabl. at 32 1-2 cents. RICHARDSON DELIVERS TALK ON SAVINGS STAMPS Hon. George Richardson, of Ma con, Miss., delivered an address at Franklin Academy Friday afternoon on "Thrift and War Savings." Mr. Richardson is one of Macon's most successful lawyers, and among the large number ,of Columbians who heard his .address were many mem bers of the local bar. Bankers Return. Messrs. E- C. Chapman, cashier of the National Bank of Commerce, and I. L. Gaston, cashier of the First State. Bank, attended group meetings of Mississippi bankers held the past week in Jackson, Hattiesburg, Tupe lo and Memphis. At the meeting in Tupelo, Mr. Chapman presided, and Mr. Gaston respopded to the address of welcome. Civic League Meeting. There is to be a meeting of the Civic League Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock, at the Chamber of Com merce. All committees are requested to be present and turn in their lists of war gardens. , Mr. T. J. Cady leaves the coming week for Columbus, Ohio, where he goes to receive instruction at the University of Ohio, school of aero nautics. Mr. W. D. Sanders returned to the city Friday after a visit to Ohio. PAT HARRISON IS IN GREAT DEMAND IS INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN WISCONSIN SENATORIAL CAMPAIGN. Washington, March 16. Repre sentative Pat Harrison has been in vited by the chairman of the nation al Democratic committee and also by the chairman of the Democratic con gressional committee to deliver a number of speeches for the Demo cratic candidate for United States senator in Wisconsin. Unless he is unaviodably detained here, Mr. Harrison will accept the invitation, for, as he expressed it today, he feels it his duty to help crush LaFollettism in this great national crisis. Indications encourage hope for the election of Mr. Davies, the Demo cratic candidate, who recently re signed from the traffic commission to enter the race for the vacancy in the Senate caused by the death of Senator Husting. The issue of Americanism is to the liking of the Democratic candidate. Pat Harri son is not only one of the leadin" Democratic debaters in the House, but his Americanism is aggressive and unimueachable. BYRON W. KING TO GIVE RECITALS WILL BEGIN WEEK'S ENGAGE MENT AT INDUSTRIAL COLLEGE TODAY. Byron W. King, a well known read er, lecturer and poet, will begin a week's engagement at the Industrial Institute and College this evening, appearing under the auspices of the Young Women's Christian Associa tion of thai institution. Mr. King enjoys a national reputa tion not only as an interpreter of the works of Shakefpeare-and other great auothors but as a scholar and an edu cator. He has written a number of Poems and is founder and president of King's School of Oratory at Pitts burg, Pa., said to be the largest school of speech arts in the country. During his engagement Mr. King will present the following program; Sunday, March 177:30 p. m. (Un der auspices of the Y. W. C. A.) Subject "The Uplifted Christ," or "The Conquered Sepulchre." Monday, March 187 p. m. The Science and Art of Voice with exer cise for training. Tuesday, March 19 7 p. m. Words the Messengers of Speech. Wednesday, March 207 p. m. The! Art of Living Well; Health of Body Had Mind. Thursday, March 21 5 p. m. Loving Truth and How to Reveal it. 8:30 p. m. Recital Macbeth, the "Drama of Temptation." Friday, March 22 8:30, p. m. Recital Miscellaneous Selections and Wr Party. Cunningham to Preach. Rev. L. A. Cunningham, of Amory, wii be a visitor to Columbus today' and will deliver a sermon at the Christian church this morning at 11 o'clock. Everyone is cordially invited. MAKE INTERVENTION PRO GRAM SATISACTOY TO UNITED STATES. SEEK NO CONQUEST Further German Advance in Russia -Would Constitute Grave Menace. Washington, March 1(5. -The United States will not abandon its efforts to help Russia. Thtyeported votes of the Soviets' Comrrev- to ratify the German peace treaty does not end the Russian siorv. These two facts stand out as the only solid elements tonight in rtn eastern situation which is little short of chaos. There is one other element which tonight appears to be rapidly crystal izing. It is this: Japan may be the agency through which the benefioient aims of the United States in Russia may be exer sised. Put if Japan's armies advance into Siberia, it is made plain, they will do so on an entriely indifferent basis from the proposed one, to which Pres ident Wilson 10 days ago dissented. She will intervene on the distinct un- understanding that her action is. first, for Russia s aid, and, second, for the allied cause in general. Japan, it is hinted in well advised quarters here, will present to th" United States a view of the Siberian problem calculated amply to justify President Wilson in approving the movement England, it is pointed out in the public utterances of Arthur Balfour and the generally expressed senti ments of her press and diplomat.",, has already in effect guaranteed to the United States that Japan's motives will be disinterested. President Wlson, in his dissent from the first Japanese plan, did not raise the question of Japan's relin quishment of the territory she pro poses to occupy. So Japan will not in elude any declaration on that point in her statement in response. Pu' the general acceptance by England France and Italy of the principle that Japan is not but on permanent con quest on the Asiatic manland is counted on to guarantee to those in America who doubt Japan's motive? that in the final settlement of peaet all of the entente allies will bn firml;. aligned against Japanese rpnilatior. of Russia, even if Japan herself should be inclined to carry out such a project. The other three principal objec lions of the President to Japanes action were the violation of the sov ere'gnty of a friendly, even an allid! nation, anil the two facts that neither the importance of the supplies im periled at Vladvostok and elsewher" not the imminence of the Germur menace would warrant such a step. Conditions have changed on thes" three points, according to competent diplomatic opinion here in these re prets. Now Comet the Specialist. This is certainly an age of special Nation. Maybe that is why it is ai, age of such unprecedented progres The latest is the foot specialist -the man who makes a life study o." the human foot and of how to cor rect and overcome the troubles tha: it is heir to. There is a rolh'g in Chicago, conducted by Dr. Wm M. Scholl, the well known foe, authority, where nothing but foo': anatomy and the giving of foo! comfort is taught. The foregoing remarks are sug gested by the announcement of Simon Loeb & Bro's. shoe store, of this city, that a foot specialist from Chicago, trained personally by Di Scholl, will be at that store from March 28th to March 30th, to demon strate the School Foot Comfort Ap pliances, to examine feet and giv' advice without charge. We predict a busy time for him. Opani Store. Mr. R. W. Thweatt has opened a confectionery business on North Mar ket street, and will handle Bevo, and other soft drinks, etc. Mr. and Mrs. Gilmore, of Tus caloosa have located in Columbus. CLOCKS TO BE SET ONE HOUR AHEAD ON MARCH 31. WILL PASS SENATE Upper Branch of Congreia Said to be Strongly in Favor of Measure. Washington, March 1(5. Clocks all over the country will be set ahead one hour beginning March 31, under the so-called daylight saving bill passed Friday by the House, 252 to 10. Senator Calder, author of the mea sure in the upper branch of Con gress, said immediately he thought the House amendments should be agreed to so that a conference Mould not be necessary. The bill provides that a 2 o'clock p. m. on the last Sunday in March each year, clocks all over the country which affect any operations of the federal government or railroads, shall be set ahead one hour. At 2 o'clock p. rn. the last Sunday in Oc tober of each year they are to be re tarded one hour. All business relat- ng in any way to the federal gov ernment will be conducted on the time set. Further inducement for its use by everyone i given in designat ing the times in the various rones as United States standard Eastern time, United States standard Central time, etc. Inasmuch as commercial and labor organizations the country over have petitioned for the bill, Congress ex pects a general agreement with the taw everywhere. The Ave tones are to be fixed my order of the Inter state Commerce Commission. But it is directed in the bill to .have "due regard" for the present railroad classifications. The unofficial under itanding is that no important change is to be made in the present arrange ments. There will be Eastern, Cen rnl, Mountain, Pacific and Alaskan time. Representative Dewalt, of Penn-yh-ania said that under "daylight wing" France had saved $10,000 000 and Great Britain $12,000,000 in fuel which would have been used for lighting in five and a half months. Representative Rodgers, of Massa "huetts said the only thing the allies nnd central powers had been able to agree on since 1914 was daylight sav ;ng. All, he declared, had adopted it early in the struggle. ' Members from agricultural states lauehted at the measure. "1 once heard," said Thomas, of iemucKy, oi josnua oruering tne sun to stand still three days or hours as a war measure. That must have been the first of the freak no tions urged upon the people as war measures. I used to think my state 'egislature had the foolest ideas in the world. But it never tried to 'hange the sun in its orbit." Wingo, of Arkansas asked why tnother bill was not put in fixing the freezing point at 45 degrees, so peo ole would not feel so rtdd. Farmers, he snid, needed no artificial clock Mnkering to get them up. Most of the unfavorable votes were from farming districts. Atwood to Speak Here. Hon. Frederick S. Atwood, who is delivering a series of t lectures throughout the state under the aus pices of the Mississippi Grand Lodjc, Knights of Pythias, will appear in Columbus Thursday, March 21, and while the place for his address has not been definitely decided upon it will probably be delivered at the court house here. Fire at Collcf. A blaze which followed the blow ing out of an electric fuse at the Industrial Institute and College caused an alarm of fire to be sent in from that institution Thursday night. The blaze was extinguished before the firemen arrived, however, and there was no resultant damage. Mr. Neilson Beard leaves this morning for Jackson, Miss., where he goes to accept a responsible position with AjrTr.ovir snd Company. Mr. Robert Betts recently went to Jack son, where he is holding a place with the Goodrich Tire Company.