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toil umun VOL. XXIV NO. 71. COLUMBUS, MISS..SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 7, 1918. Serai-Weekly, $3.00 Per Year. 11 MM UNCLE SAM MAY PROVIDE FOR 18 NEW CAMPS COLUMDUS OUGHT CER TAINLY HAVE ONE OF THEM. , OUTLOOK IS BRIGHT Local Advantages Should Make Effort to Secure Camp Easy. It is understood on good authority t!i;it the federal government will ,,robably soon undertake the erec tion of 18 additional training camps Tor men who are to be sent abroad, to join the American soldiers who are already there fighting shoudler-to-shoulder with English and French militiamen for the freedom of the world, and if Congress passes a bill providing for the establishment of these camps Columbus certainly should, and most probably will make an effort to secure one of them. Although the city has subscirbed liberally to Liberty Loans, the Red Cross and other patriotic organiza tions and undertakings she has de rived little, if ary, direct benefit from the war, and it is generally conceded that her failure to do so results largely from the lack of con certed effort on the part of her citi zens. Among the first things con sidered by the War Department in establishing military camps and can torments are the salubritousess and the moral environment of the differ ent cities under consideration, and there is no doubt of the fact that Columbus can meet the most rigid requirements in both these matters. We have one of the healthiest cities in the country vhile local moral ?on diUor.s are above criticism and there is no city in the country better pre wired to furnish salutary surround ings for the soldiers than is Colum bus. The information regarding the probable establishments . of the 18 additional camps was received by Mr. W. H. Sullivan, chairman of the emergency bureau of the Southern Pine Association, and was made pub lic at a meeting of that organization which was recently held in Memphis. According to information receiv ed by Mr. Sullivan, the War Depart ment in insisting on the immediate erection of the camps to provide training quarters for American sol diers who are to be rushed to France. Many cities will undoubtedly endeav or to secure camps, and Columbu? should get in on the ground floor by immediately undertaking an or ganzed effort to secure one of them. DEMONSTRATION IS WELL ATTENDED EXPERTS SHOW LADIES OF COLUMBUS HOW TO CONSERVE FOOD. The patriotic food demonstration which was held at the office of the Columbus Railway, Light & Power Company Thursday, Friday and Sat urday under the joint auspices ot the Woman's Auxiliary of the Lown-c'o-, county branch of the National Council of Defense and the Home Iconomics department of the Indus trial! Institute and College was largely attended and local housewives were given vauable lessons in the conservation of whea t and other commestibles which are so urgently reeded by the fighting forces abroad The demonstration was directedfcy Miss Marguerite Mallon, head of the Home Economics department at the college, who had, as her principal assistant Miss M. R. Sebastian, who recently came here from the Uni versity of Missouri. Quite a number of local ladies also assisted in the work. The ranges and fuel were fur nished by the Columbus Railway, Light & Power Company, while necessary supplies in the shape of groceries were contributed by local merchants. Some delightful products were turned out, among them having been IViker House runs, bimuIU, muni no and loaf bread in which the various substitutes recommended by the government to conserve wheat flour THE FIELD MEET HERE DRAWS A LARGE CROWD MANY MACONIANS AMONG THOSE WHO WITNESS THE CONTESTS VISITORS IN LEAD Score' Total of 95 Points. While Local Athletes Make Only 73. The visitors were victorious in a field meet held here Friday by ath letes representing the Macon iligh School of Macon, Miss., and the Stephen D. Lee High School of this city, having scored a total of S5 points, while the local scored only 73. The meet was held on the athletic field of the Mississippi Indutrial In stitute and College, and was wit nessed by a large crowd, quite a large number of Maconians having been among the spectators. A list of the winners in the dif ferent contests follows: Boys weighing 125 pounds or over 100-yard dash, Ellis Hunter, Macon, 1st; Walter Stokes, Macon, 2nd. Running high jump Walter Stokes, Macon, 1st; Otto Land, Co lumbus, 2nd. Running broad jump Patty of Macon, 1st; Patton of Columbus, 2nd. Pole vault Otto Land, Columbus, 1st ; Vernon Gregory, Columbus, 2nd Shot put "Happy" Hubbard, Ma con, 1st; Otto Land, Calumbus, 2nd. Hammer throw Otto Lnnd, Co lumbus, 1st; Walter Halbert, Macon, 2nd. Half-mile relay race Stokes, Crigler. Hunter, Binion, Macon, 1st; Pritchard, Land. Lipscomb, Marshall, Columbus, 2nd. Half mile race Lee, Columbus, 1st; I.indamood, Columbus, 2nd. Boys weighing between 100 and 125 p:unds 100 yard c'ash, Crigler of Macon, 1st; Lipscomb of Co lumbus, 2nd. Running high jump Morrison of Macon, 1st; Gregory of Columbus 2nd. Running broad jump Crigler of Macon, 1st; Hunter of Columbus, 2nd. Oi-e-half mile dash Lee, Macort, 1st; Lindamood, Columbus, 2nd. Standing broad jump Ellis Hunter, Macon, 1st; Trrner Stennis, Maco'i, 2nd, Boys weighing under 100 pounds 100-yard dash, Pattv of Macor, 1st; Cook of Columbus, 2nd. Running high jump Patton of Columbus, 1st; Tatty of Macor. 2nd. Running broad jump Patty, Ma con, lst;Patton, Coumbus, 2nd. Polo I vaut Patty, Macon 1st; Patton, Columbus, 2nd. Half mile relay race Patty, Stephenson, Crigler, Binion, Macon, 1st; Cook, Lipscomb, Patton, Me Gowau, Columbus, 2nd. Blnckfriare Coming. Much interest is being manifested in th' coming of the Blaekfriar? Players, of the University of Alabama, who will appear at the College chapel next Saturday evening presenting "Her Husband's Wife," r delightful comedy in three acts. Th Blackfriars .each year visit the I. I. and C, and thpir plays in the past have been greatly enjoyed. Prof. E. Hudson Strode is still directing the students, pnd th;s insures the success of the play on Saturday evening. First Presbyterian Church. R. Excell Fry, Pastor. Sunday, April 7. At 11 a. m., following a brief ser mon on "Acquaintanceship With a Living Redeemer," Job 19:25, the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper will be administered. The attendance of every member is desired. At 7:30 p. m., the sermon, by request, will be upon the subject, "The New Birth," John 3:3. were effectively used. These products were placed in the office window and made a most effective display, they wholesome and palatable appearance having almost invariably brought hunger to pedestrians who stopped to gaze upon them Sir. J. D. Kennedy and his son, Mr. R. D. Kennedy have returned from the Noi'H. 01 DISLOYAL TEUTON FORFEITS HIS LIFE R. P. P RACER EXECUTED BY CITIZENS AFTER MAKING INFLAMATORY SPEECH. Collinsville, 111., April 6. Kneel ing with his arms crossed, Robert P. Prager was lynched by a mob Thurs-, day night at midnight for alleged disloyal utterances, after he had prayed in German for three minutes before he was strung up. Prager was a coal miner and on Thursday at Maryville, 111., in an j address to the miners made remarks derogatory to Prsident Wilson. Miners there became angry and when they threatened to do him bodi ly harm he escaped to Collinsville, his home. Some of the miners, how ever, followed him, collected a crowd and took Prager from his home and led him barefooted through the streets, waving an American flag. The police, fearing volence, took Prager from the crowd and placed him in the city hall. Later a large mob gathered in front of the hall and demanded the man. Mayor J. H. Siegel counselled calmness, but the police force of four were overpow ered and Prager was found in the the basement of the hall hiding be neath a pile of tiling. He was drag ged down the street and beyond the city limits, the crowd threatening to hoot if the officers approached. One mile west of the city the rope by which Prager had been led, was thrown over the limb of a tree. He was asked if he had anything to say. His answer was to drop to hisi knees and with arms crossed to pray in German for three minutes. With out another word he was pulled into the air ten feet and allowed to hang. The mob then dispersed. Before the rope was placed about his peck, Prager wrote the following note in German: "Dear Parents Carl Henry Prag er, Dresden, Germany: I must on this, the 4th of April, 1918, die. Please pray for me, my dear parents. This is my last letter and testament. Your dear son and brother, "ROBERT PAUL PRAGER." In Prager's pocket was found a long "proclamaton," in which he stated his loyalty to the United States and to union labor, and told of his difficulty in entering the miner's union. Prager, Thursday afternoon, put up posters at the Maryville mine, proclaiming his loyalty to the gov ernment. When the miners left the workings they were incensed at the proclamations and began to hunt for Prager. Sammie Gde to Help Uncle Sam. Mr.. Sam Egger, a prominent young citizen of Columbus, who for a number of years has held a post tion. with Simon Ixeb & Bro., Inc., and who is well liked by everyone who knows him, left yesterday for Atlanta, where he goes by special induction through Mr. J. R. Randle, "pret,"' of the local board, to give his services to Uncle Sam. He will be stationed for the present at Camp Gordon. The First Anniversary AMERICANS TO JOLT TEUTONS LLOYD GEORGE PREDICTS VICTORY; ATTACKS ON ENEMY. London, !A.pril 6. Premier Lloyd George, telegraphing today to the Lord Mayor of London, on the occasion of a luncheon give .."o celebrate America' . e; e"ve Ua the war, said: "During w next few weeks America nl give the Prussian military junta the surprise of their lives." Paris, April 6. The bom bardment of Paris by German long range guns was i turned at 11:40 o'clock this morning. Paris, April 6. The Ger man attack along the French sector of the battlcfront has ceased. Today's official sate north and south of Avre, but ment says there was violent artillery fitchtlng last night that no infantry actions oc curred. CHANCERY COURT CONVENES MONDAY At its recent scviiwu tha Missis sippi legislature chaaeil the tinii for the holding of the spring term of chancery court for Lowndes county from the first Monday in April to the second Monday in the same month. There is some doubt as to the constitutionally of the new law; so to guard against eomplica t'ons members of the local bar pe titioned Chancellor Woodward to postpone the term for one week, and Judge Woodward, acting upon this petition, issued an order naming next Monday as the day for the ses :on to convene. Doctor Offer His Service. Dr. J. W. McClain, who for a rum her of years has been a practising physician several miles east of Columbus, and who recently has beer assist;r.g the physical examination of the men drafted in this county, has volunteered his services and h is been ordered to leave Columbus next Saturday to join the medical reserve corps. It is not yet known where he will be stationed. Rev. Holcomb Returns. Rev; T. L. Holcomb, who has been spending the .past two weeks at Columbia,' Miss., conducting a most successful meeting has returned to the city and will conduct regular rervicc3 at the First Baptist Church today. There will be an important meet ing of the Parent-Teacher Associa tion Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. -All parents of this school and of the Lee High School are urged to be present. Mrs. R. A. Carter, of Grenada, has been spending the pat week here the guest of her sister, Mrs. R. M. Nickles. BELGIAN RELIEF COMMITTEE NAMED MRS. PATTERSON IS CHAIRMAN AND EACH CHURCH HAS REPRESENTATIVE. Last week in these columns, the Columbus Chapter of the Red Cross made up. appeal for the relief of the people of F.egium whose need is desperate and pressing, whose condi tion is one of the saddest and most pitiable results of this terrible war. The call was for spare clothing, and a detailed list of garments needed was published. The drive for this purpose, under the direction of the American Red Cross will begin this week, continuing until the fifteenth instant. In order to systematize the work and to reach every home, Mrs. J.T.Sanford, vice chairman of the local ihapter, has appointed a general chairman, and one chairman from each of the city church who will, in turn, ap point her own committee to make a full and complete canvass. All are urged to have their bundles ready, and in the event anyone should be overlooked, a telephone to any member of the committee notifying her of this fact, will bo appreciated. The following ladies have consent ed to di'-ect the work as outlined: General Chairman Mrs. Margie B. Patterson. First Baptist Church Mrs. I?. L. Owen. First Methodist Church Miss Mary Sue Sherrod. Presbyterian Church Mrs. Annie McGeorge. Episcopal Church Mrs. Frank P. Phillips. Central Methodist Church Miss Hesriij Herron. Second Baptist Church Mrs. J. A. Lee. Christian Church Mrs. L. B. Parks. Cumberland Presbyterian Church Mrs. R. C. .Crooker. Temple ll'Nai Israel Mrs. Albert Loeb. Catholic Church Mrs. W. W. Durden. O It is with a great deal of pleasure and pride that the Chapter reports the fine work of its negro auxiliaries. About fi.r0 negroes are enrolled as members, and five auxiliaries are now doing splendidly. Of these, two are located in Columbus, one, at Artesia, one at Penn, one at Mt. Vernon. They have taken up the various branches of the service with interest and enthusiasm. O Another shipment was sent to New Orleans, head of the Gulf Division, by the local chapter last week. This shipment included 265 bed shirts and 90 pajamas. It was valued at $535.50. Dr. F. E. Earn, a former Colum- j bian, who for a number of years ha 'been residing in. North Carolina, (spent the week-end here, en route j to Starkville, where he goes to make j hia future' hottiii. Iltf W.u Ittct litre by his siser, Miss Mildred Barr, and Mi"s Roe Carothers, who live in j Starkvile. MAGNIFICENT ADDRESS IS DELIVERED BY RABBI BRILL BRILLIANT MERIDIAN DIVINESTIRSCOLUM. WANS BY ELOQUENT APPEAL TO THEIR PATRIOTIC. Ii.eiement weather necessitated the abandonment of a par.ide wn.cb had bee.i planned by patriotic citizens to mark tlve inaugtrution of the third Liberty Loan ca.npuurn in Columbus yesterday; but two well attended public meetings were held. Rabbi Abraham Brill, of Meridian having adresscd a large lusemblage of white people at the ne-y Stephen D. Lee High School at 3 o'clock in the afternoon, while at the same hour Rev. J. H. Bell, evangelist of the North Mississippi Methodist con ference, spoke before a a equally large crowd of negroes nt the court house. This was the first oeca ion upon which the new high school had been used for a public gathering, and many Columbians got thir initial glimpse of the interior of th hand some structure. The exercises were heard in the spacious auditorium and the stage decorations were rather simple, having been confined to a single American flag; but a patriotic tableau which had been art inged for the occasion was unusually beautiful and required no mural adornment to make it thoroughly effective. Tht central figure in this tableau was Miss Margueritia Britton, who ap peared as Columbia aid whose corruscant beauty brought admiring glances from every one in the audience. She was mounted on a high pedastal and was surrounded by a bevy of dainty little maidens who looked very sweet and pretty in dresses of snowy white. The meeting was presided over by Maj. B. A. Lincoln, chairman of tho local speakers' bureau, and wns. opened with prayer by Rev. E. Lucien Malonef rector of 3t. Paul's Episcopal church, after which the audi'nce stood and sang "The Star Spangled Banner," having been accompanied by the Prince orches tra. Rabbi Brill was then introduced by Maj. Lincoln, and delivered an address which was earnest, eloquent and patriotic, his . appoul to the people to do their full duty in supporting not only th" Liberty Loan but other war activities having beci marked by the mo.t potent forensic fervor. "The world's greatest honor," said Rabbi Brill, "is to be an American citizen, and it is the duty of every Soyi.l American to stand by his country and her allies in the gallant tight which they are mak'ng. We must tight in defense of our own Liberty and in defense of the liberty of mankind. This is a holy cause; we are not fighting for increased commerce or additional territory but for the rights of humanity, and we must stand shoulder to shoulder until victory has been achieved." Rabbi Brill paid a high tribute to President Wilton, charr.ctcrizim; him not only as a noble, unselfish patiiot but as a most sagacious statmian and declaring that tho people of the United Stt.tes were fortunate in having such an able, mar at the head of the government during the ttre-j and turrroi' which the f.ei'Ht vorld wid war ha? bronrht tc our iv n nrd to other nations w h'ch re r n'tic'pa its there in. Th? address of Rabbi Brill was listened to with close attention, and h: patriotic utterances were fre quently given approval by enthusias tic outbursts of applause. Several prominent citizens occu pied seats on the stage, among the number having been Mayor D. S. McClanahan, Mr. E. C. Chapman, who is directing the third Liberty Loan drive in Lowndes county, and Prof. E. A. Stanley, who is directing the local drive for the sale of War Savings Stamp. Mr. Chapman and his associate? on the committee regret exceedingly jthat it was necessary to call off the contemplated parade, but the rain which descended during the early hours of the morning made it seem wise to adopt such , a course. The shower Boon spent its violence, but in the meantime it had been announced that there would be no parade, and the committee decided not to rtsind its action. Commenting on th" third drive jthe four cashiers of local banks when I interview tJ Ly a Commcrncij ire-wrter yesterday gave out the following: . "The Merchants and Farmers .:'. ;s ready and willm-f to enter j it.? ordt-r for $10,000 worth ot band.-., which is above our quuta, , :.! we won't stop at thin," Mid Mr. i'-.irkr Reeves. Speaking for the Xationa! Bank of Commerce, Mr. E. C. Chapman r-jiil, "We will sell more than our Mr. In L G.u?Un 'stated that "The VWst Stat- !::).!; will sell iU que. la." o. "Thj O luir.b.H National Bank v iil do its duty on the third drive, a ;il will advar.ic money for bonds 'in i-fiftinl payment, a we did h tin sei otid driva, and on the rime tcrnv,'' H the statement give:i out by Mr. C. 11. Avres. BIG WAR SPECTACLE At Princess Monday and Tuesday. "For Freedom of the World." Captain Edwin Bower Hesser, author of "For the Freedom of the World," was in the American Le gion of the Canadian Army when the great dim story was written. One of the great main events in the plot e ;nie as an inspiration from a short newspaper squib read by a brother officer one night in camp. "It was strange," said Captain Heser, "how it all started. My commanding officer, Lieut-Colonel B. J. McCormick, O. C, 213th Batal icn, American Legion, happened to rend a rote in a newspaper to the Tect that a French ;army officer had killed his wife because she per sisted in seeing him at the front in violation of the order that no wo men were to be allowed to see their husbands in the fire one. I "Major Fowler, wwmd in kom- mand of our battalion, thought that ihirf was decidedly unfair, and a gen. eral discussion followed. Finally, Colonel McCormick, knowing me to be a movie director, said, 'Hesser, o-.i ought to make a film out of that' and I did. "The story as written embraces a 'similar incidert, and as a whole tells the story of the (thousands upon thousands of Americans who enlisted in the Canadian Army to fight the r-K fight, even before America en tered the war. "I feel that it should set at rest for all time the arguments regarding vhy we are in the war. I want it to show the American public that we 're at war wih people whose bru ':'.liy nnd harharism, the result of their governmental system, is some 'hing that every one of us must hr.te ind do our best to stamp out." This great oicture of the World War will be shown two days, the 8th and 9th. Matinee at 3:15 and 4:50. N'ieht 7:15 and 9:00. Admission 10 ind 20 cents. GUN COTTON PLANT TO BE ENLARGED tVILL SCON RESUME OPERATION WITH MORE COMPLETE EQUIPMENT. After having been closed down for reverai wecKS on account or tne tan w .hat it was impossible to secure ins neccessary machinery, the Luxapalia lufiiV,r nn imnnrtrtnt'. imhistrv in a East Columbus engaged in the nanufactutreof gun cotton and other "ommoditie used in the manufacture of munitions, is preparing to resume operations. Mr. J. I). Kennedy, the head of the .orcern, has recently returned from i trip to the north, where he succeed ed in securing a full equipment of Tiodern machinery, and the plant 'ill be greatly enlarged and improved, beng operated on a more extended e:i!e than in the past. The factory has on file orders from the federal government for large quantities of hese products and will be kept in operation both night and day until hese orders have been filled. Mr. Kennedy is assisted in the management by his two sors, Messrs. R. D. and Marshall Kennedy, the latter devoting his time to the chem ical department. Mr. R. P, Wilkins, of Brooksville. has accepted a position in the shoe department at W. C. Beard's, Inc.