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WTO VOL,. XXIV NO. 72, COLUMBUS, MISS., THURSDAY MORNING, APRIL 11, 1918. Semi-Weekly, $3.00 Per Year. COLLEGE TEAMS SPRING COURT LIBERTY LOAN WAR FAILS TO U I APPEAL MEETS AFFECT ROAD "tf fill 4 tost Barbarians r ----- AGREE TO BASEBALL PLAYTERM REACHES HERE A SPEEDY END FINE RESPONSE BUILDING HERE SEVERAL CONTESTS TO BE STAGED ON LOCAL DIAMOND. WILL FIX GROUNDS Columbus Railway, Light & Power Company to Put Park in Good Condition. It is practically certain that Co lumbians will soon have the privilege of witnessing a couple of games of baseball between two of the leading college teams of the South, while other similar contests will be staged here if negotiations now pending are :uccesrfully concluded. The two games which have al ready been practically secured will be between teams representing the University of Mississippi and the A. and M. College, while engagements for which negotiations are now pending include contests between the "Aggies" and both Sewanee and Auburn. Dates for the games "have rot yet been definitely fixed, but will be announced later. The 'games were secured largely through the efforts of Mr. G. M. FlyPn who for a number of years papt has evinced a keen interest in busetml!. and kindred sports. Mr. llynn recently received a letter from Mr. W. D. Chadwick, director of athletics at the A. and M College, in which he stated that he was re . tr.ni-irg his schedule, and had sev eral open dates which would be filled here is-satisfactory arrange ments could be made. .Mr. Chadwick R'jpulotsd. 'n- W$Jetti.that--tt, .!.-. eal grounds must be put in proper condition for the games, and this the Columbus Railway, Light & Power Company, which corporation owns the park, has agreed to do. These will be the first college games played in Columbus this sea son, and will doubtless-be witnessed by large crowds. Mist Curry Honored. Miss Erma Curry, a talented stu dent of the department of music of the Mississippi Indusrtial Institute and College, has been complimented by being irvited to appear as a piano soloist with the Russian Symphony Orohestra when that organization plays an engagement at the college on Saturday, April 20, and has ac cented the invitation. Miss Curry, who is a resident of Lpurel, Miss., has shown wonderful ability as a musician and this ability has been developed by assiduous study and careful training. She has been invited not only to play with the Russian- Symphony Orchestra here but in Greenville as well, and v i'l probably accompany the organi tion to that city. The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. M. F. McWilliams and little son, M. F. McWilliams, Jr., are glad to see them back on a visit from Winona. They are visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Powers. SCHULER IS GIVEN FIFTY-DOLLAR FINE ALSO PAYS HOSPITAL BILL OF GEORGE SCHAULTZ WHOM HE STABBED. August Schuler, who- on March r. r i i- j - l at niTiuusiy woumieu ueorge fcl-.aultz by stabbing him with a h.rig, shap knife, had a hearing be fore Mayor McClanahan Monday and was fined $50. Both men are Ger mans and thr figh" followed a heat ed argument over developments on the French battle field. Both are s .id to have been drinking at the iirr.o and at his trial - Schuler ex pressed contrition for his act, hav ing no" oily promptly paicl his fine but having also agreed to liquidate the hospital bill of his victim, which amounted to about $30. Schuler, who is an alien enemy, resiles in Starkville, but has been in jail here since the difficulty took plrce. The wound which he inflict ed upon Schaultz was rather serious it was feared it o;;e tin.e llit he might die. He finally recovered, however, and the . adjudication of the ease followed. THREE DAY SESSION WAS CONCLUDED YESTER DAY AFTERNOON. VERY LIGHT DOCKET Divorce Cases in Which Ne. groes Were Litigents Pre. dominated. The spring term of chancery court for Lowndes county convened here Monday morning and was presided over by Hon. A. Y. Wood ward, of Louisville, Miss., judge" of the Sixth ichancery court district. The docket was exceedingly light, be ing made up largely of divorce cases in which negroes were lit;ga:it.:, and the term was quickly concluded, ad journment having been taken yester day afternoon. For many years past the local couit has begun it spring session on the first Monday, but at its recent session the legislature changed the ilate to the second Monday in each month. The chancellor doubts the validity of the law changing the date, and in order to cunrd neahist. complications requested members of t':c lecal bar to sign a petition re questing him to postpone the term one week. The request was complied with and the regularity of all business transacted during the ses sion has thereby been assured. Sioee the term convened the fol 'owi.Tft c:;ses have been disposed of: M.s. Carrie J. Weaver vs. W. B. Leedy and R. J. Harrison, executors, Hi ir.ued. '; W iicf!?frH .,Voelefi ve. , Kelvin WccU'ii,: divorce, "granted. Jajr.es E. Cox, vs. C. II. Hale, sub stituted trustee, and J. L. Walker & Co., taken under advisement., Henrietta Strong vs. Silas Strong, live; ce, granted. Estate of Mrs. Mary 15. Portwood, final decree confirming Supreme Court decision. Ju'ius Cole vs. Nettie Cole, di vorce, granted. Annie Witherspoon vs. Wade With .rspoon, divorce, granted. Cornelia Tillery, vs. Howard Til cry, divorce, granted. Warren Rogers vs. Julia Rogers, iivo'.ce, pranted. Jr.v.e Shelton vs. Scott Shelton, divorce, granted. R. C. Searcy & Co. vs. Board of Supervisors of Lowndes County, de cree r ranting defendants time to an swer. R. J. Portwood vs. B. A. Lincoln, Administrator of the estate of Mrs. Mary B. Portwood, dismissed. First State Bank vs. Lucas E. Mocre Stave Co., motion to give Fme to answer sustained. Mr.;. Delmar Boucher vs. A. P. Bucher, divorce, granted. Mrs. George Wooten vs. Kelvin Wooten, divorce, granted. Miss Mellie Grey Irion vs. Colum bus Lumber Co., dismissed. Calvin Stewart vs. Etelle Stewart, divorce, granted. Alonzo Evans, vs. Mary Evans, divorce, granted. Henry Harris vs. Bell Harris, divorce, granted. Mr. Lizzie Robinson vs. Arthur Robinson, divorce, granted. Eir.mett Wallace vs. Mary Wal lace, divorce, granted. Small Blaze. j The fire department made a quick j run to a cottage in East Columbus (about 9:30 yesterday morning. The I damage amounted to about S10. Read our advertisements. oooooooooooo i O Wrr Relic Train Here Thi. 0 O Morning- f O Through the efforts of Mayor O O McClanahan and Hon. T. J. O O Locke, the War Relics train C y which is. touring this section in the interest of the third Liber- O 9 ty Loan will be at the Mobile C O and Ohio depot tlvs morning O and will be open to visitors O O from fi until 7 o'clock. The O O train arrived ttver the South- 9 O em Railway last night and, ne- t j O cordng to the original schedule, O j was to have left early this O j O morning without opening its $ j O doors 4ut local citizens pre- O j C vailed upon the manager in O 0 charge to arrange for a short O jO exhibition of the war relics. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GREAT ORCHESTRA IS COMING SOON RUSSIAN SYMPHONY ORCHES TRA TO APPEAR AT COLLEGE SATURDAY, APRIL 20. Music lovers of Columbus and the continguous territory are soon to be accorded the privilege of hearing the Russian Symphony Orchestra, which will make two appearances, at the Industrial Institute and College Saturday, April 20, giving a matinee at 3:30 p. m. and an evening con cert at 8 p. m. The Russian Symphony Orches tra is under the leadership of Modest A!t?euler, who is generally recogniz ed r.s one of the most brilliant di rectors now before the public and has nmong its members many talent ed musicians. The organization is this season featuring patriotic mu sic, end selections of this character will be rendered at both the after noon and evening concerts. In order that all lovers of mimic in Columbus and neighboring towns may hear this grer-.t organization, the price for both the afternoon and evening concerts has been fixed at the exceedingly low sum of $1.00, which entitles holders to reserved seas. The seat sale opened at Street's drug store yesterday morn ing, and those who have not already -3tured reserved seat3 are advised to do so without further delay, as the seating capacv ,of fie ccflcge chapel is limited, and will doubtless be taxed at both the afternoon nnd evening concerts. CAMP SHELBY BOYS TO GIVE MINSTREL COLUMBUS PEOPLE TO HAVE PLEASURE OF ENJOYING SHOW MONDAY NIGHT. Sergeant W. G. Simpson, of Camp Shelby, Miss., was in Colum bus yesterday and while here ar ranged for the coming of the Q. M. C. Minstrel, from Camp Shelby, which will give an entertainment in ' the chapel of the Industrial Institute' and College next Monday evening. The company is made up of forty five roldicm and one lady, a sixteen piece band, and a ten piece orches tra. Of this number the young lady and two gentlemen are from the Keith Vaudeville circuit, and from comments in different exchanges the show given is one of the best of its kind ever witnessed in the South. Price of lea Reduced. I A slight reduction in the price of j ice will take effect as soon as the ' Columbus Ice and Bottling Works can get in a new lot of ice tickets. They will then have 15 cent tickets which will be sold so that family trade will get 25 pounds of ice for . iz I--' cents. mere win te no j change in other tickets whatever. j Mr. Harris Cook, of the A. and kM. College, was a visitor to Colum bus the first of the week. HUNS SHIFT TO ANOTHER POINT FIGHTING NOW EXTENDS FROM GIVENCHY TO POINT BE LOW ARMENTIERES. London, April 10. In their new jattacs Tuesday on the . British line between La Basse and. Armentieres the Germans gainer",; vound in '., the neighborhood of Neuve Chappelle, Fauquissart and Cardonnerie farm, the official report from Field Mar shal Haig announced. The text of the statement reads: "This morning after an intense , bombardment of our positons from La Basse Caal to the neighborhood of Armentieres, strong forces attack ed the British and Portuguese troops holding this sector of our front. , "After heavy fighting lasting throughout the day the enemy suc ceeded in forcing back the Portu guese troops in the center and the British troops on the flanks of the line of the River Lys, between Es taires and Bac St. Maur. "We held our positions on both banks about Givenchy and Fleurbaix. . "Richebourg-St. Vaast and Luven tie have been taken by the enemy." J Realizing the extremely critical situation from the standpoint of man power, David Lloyd George, the British prime minister, has informed the House of Commons in a speech that it was impossible longer to ex clude Irelnnd from the provisions of , conscription and that the age for , military service . would be raised to 50 years, and in certain specified v'ases it might be increased to 55. The premier declared that a bill would be introduced in Parliament giving Ireland a measure of self government. Several of the nation alist members interrupted the pre mier during his speech and declared (hat conscripfon would not be per mitted in Ireland. ; There is stilt no indication of th I (Continued on Pujre 4) STREETS OF CITY MAY SOON BE PAVED MAYOR McCLANAHAN MAKES SUGGESTION REGARDING MATTER TO COUNClL A movement to pave the streets in the business section of Columbus, which has been agitated at sporadic intervals for several years past, has again been revived by a recommen dation regarding the mrtter which was included in a report recently submitted to the mun'cipal council by Mayor McClanahan. The mayor estimates that the work will cost $30,000, and suggests that the council call an election to allow the citizens vote on the ques tion in that amount. His suggestion has been favorably received not only by the council but by citizens gen erally and it is probable that an election will be called at an early date. MISS BROWN HEADS COLLEGE Y. W. C. A. NEWLY ELECTED OFFICERS INSTALLED AT MEETING HELD SUNDAY NIGHT. The Young Woman's Christian ssociation of the Mississippi Indus-i-i."l Institute and College has elect ed the following officers for the en ting year: President, Misa Juanita Brown; vice-president, Miss Ruth Owen; secretary, Miss Ruth Fletch er; treasurer, Miss Hermie Giles; chairman membership committee, Miss Ruth Owen; chairman devo tional committee, Miss Ruth Fletch er; chairman missionary committee, Miss Daisye Ferguson; chairman Bible study committee, Miss Quijettc Sr.odgras?, chairman thrift and economy committee, Miss Pauline Rouse; chairman pocial committee Miss Maxie Jones; chairman prayer meeting committee, Miss Ollic Park inson; chairman social prvice com mittee, Miss Merle Carter; chairman association news committee, Miss Ruby McKay; chairman finance com mittee. Miss Beryl BaiVy. annua1 member, Miss Margaret Holliday. The newly elected officers were formally installed Sunday evening, the installation having taken place in the college thapel and having been marked by an appropriate pro gram. Mr. La vert Craddock, who is now residing in Jack?on, spent the first of the week 'with friends and re!a tives in Columbus. A LARGE AUDIENCE HEARS MISS GEORGE GRADUATE OF COLLEGE DE SCRIBES Y. W. C. A. WORK IN WAR-RIDDEN FRANCE. ; Mis Katte Boyd George, who has recently returned from Frame, i where she spent several months in Y. W. C. A. work, delivered an ad .' dres at the Mississippi Industrie' j Institute and College last night, and was greeted by a large audience, j Miss George is a sister-in-law of Dr. A. A. Kincannon, who for near j ly a decade was president of the j local college, and is an alumnus of j that institution. For a short time after her graduation ahe was a mem ber of the fruu'ty of the institution and. !atr wer.t to France to engage in Y. W. C. A. work. Mi?s George appeared here under the auspicei of the College Alumnae Association, and at thi conclusion of her address was the guest of honor at a reception which was held in the music hall. Mr. and Mrs. Gus Hauser and lit tle daughter Christine,, expect to leave this week for a visit of two weeks in Aberdeen. Mir Nell Carter and Miss Ruth Senter spent the week-end with Miss Sarah Hardy in the prairie. LOCAL CITIZENS RESPOND LIBERALLY TO CALL FOR FUNDS. W0RKESS GET BUSY Director Chapman &nd His As. sistants Determined to Se cure County's Quota. According to a (tatemrnt mads lat night by Mr. F. P. Phill ipt, man ager of the aalei d.vUion of the lo ca Liberty Loan drive, au'itrriptions received up to that time amount -J it 5107,000. Thi amoui t wat te cured from citizen, firnu and indus trial and commercial corporation and doet not include the brinks, none of which have at yet been solicited. Th'b quota altotted to Lowndes coun ty ia $218,000, and both Mr. Phillips and Mr. E. C. Chapman, who is di" rect'ng the campaign, feel sure that the full amount will Its easily secur ed. Local citizens are subscribing lib erally to the third Liberty Loan, and there seems to be no doubt of the fact that the quota allotted to Lown des county will nut only be fully subscribed, but probably 1 1 exceed ed. Recent developments on the French battle front have aroused mericans to the fact that there is urgent need for more soldiers nnd better equipment if the Allies are to subdue the Kaiser's forces, and, knowing full well that an immense amount of money will be. needed to rush soldiers to Europe and to prop erly arm and ecpjip them, they are responding enthusiastically to Unci. Sam's call for financial aid. Money is pouring in from every city, town vilage and rural community through out the country, and citizens of Lowndes- county, with a spirit tint is characteristic as well as com mendable, are doing their full share towards making the loan a success. An was stated by Mr. F. P. Phillip.'., sales manager of the local can paign, on yeterday, tho.ie who subscribe to the loan are not only performing a patriotic duty but. are evincirg sound business judgment; for the more cash Uncle Sam raise? through Liberty Loans th? less hi will be called upon to secuie through taxation, and the money derived through loans will be repaid to hold ers of the bonds, while that result ing from taxation is gone forever. A large portion of the money spent for war activities and loaned by the United States to her allies ha beer secured through the F-everal Liberty Loan campaigns, and this money will efentually be returned to the lend ers, thus assuring continued pros oerity not only to the nation but to her citizens as individuals. Mr. E. C. Chapman, who is di recting the local campaign, is pos sessed of rare acumen as a business mar, and his experience hm enabled him to perfect an excellent organi zation. This organization is not confined to Columbus but extends throughout the juridict:on over which Mr. Chapman has sunervis;on every town and even eveT thickly populated rural neic'iborhood throughout the county being ably di rected. The sales committee for th county, which is being directed by Mr Phillips, with Mr. Parker Reeve as nsKistant, is made up of the fo! lowing gentlemen: Ward 1 Mr. T. A. McCahcy. Ward 2 Mr. R. E. Johnston. Ward 3 Mr. I. I. Kaufman. Ward 4 Mr. J. L. Cox. Ward G Mr. J. T. Pan ford. Ward 6 Mr. S. P. Street. Jr. Steens Mr. Marvin Bell. Mt. Lebanon Mr. Gabe Franks Dunbar Dr. F. M. Vaughan. North Prairie Mr. Will Evans. South Prairie Section Mr. C. P Richards. Artesia Mr. J. N. Roberts. Crawford Mr. G. W. Hairiton. Trinity Mr. R. R. Hardy. Shinn Springs Mr. Steve Vaughr Caledonia Mr. C. W. West. Mayhew Mr. D. A. Burgin. Miss Alice Wildman was, invit-'d to make an address in Coffeville on Tuesday evening in behalf of the thinl Liberty Loan. Miss Jeff Johnson was called to Love Monday on account of the ill. ness of her aunt. SEVERAL IMPORTANT PROJECTS SOON TO BE UNDERTAKEN. MONEY IS PROVIDED Solons in Monro, Lamar and Pickens Counties Make Liberal Appropriations. Notwithstanding unsettled in lustrisil conditions incident to war with Germany, road building is ao- t:vo in the territory contiguous to j Columbus, and several new projects jof this character have recently been ' announced. Ponds have been issued by the third supervisor's district of Monroe cnu.ity to build a section wh'ch will remove a hiatus now existing in the roa l between Aberdeen nnd Colum I'iM.. This rond will run to the coun ty line, connecting with the Lown des county road over the Peavy bridge, u structure which is now be iiV erected over the P.uttahatehie livtr i.t this point Monroe county !' r,lo build a road to connect '!urd;en and Caledonia, this road '-cuing Htittah.ntchie over the Law rencn bridge. Tickers county, Ala., is to build a road from Reform to the Tusca loosa county line, which will com plete a modern highway all the way from Tuscaloosa to Columbus. A -Ttion of the sum approbated by Coi'pres.-', rome time ago to assist in the construction of public highways has been secured by local good roads enthusiasts, and this sum will be expended in road construction between Electric Mills and Pratt ville. The board of revenue of Lamar county, Ala., has arranged to build :i rmid from the county line to Vernon, which will complete a gap in the Jackson Highway, and will also build a road from Sulligent to Troy, Students Buy Stamps. Students and teachers at the Mkssippi Industrial Institute and C ol!egc, who during the past year have been active in various patriotic movement', have again evinced their 'nvalty to Uncle Sam by making lih m:iI purchases of Thrift Stamps. The Co!W,. War Saving Club, which was organized to promote the ale of these stamps, now has 804 members among the student body, while there is only one member of faculty who has not joined the or ganization. Friends in Columbus of Mr. Jim Leigh, the popular young son of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Leigh, of this ity, will be interested in hearing h; t he has joined Uncle Sam's forces, now being stationed at Jef f?r.'on Barracks, near St. Louis. Mr. Leigh expects to remain at this pl ice bout two weeks and from there 'ocs to Washington to receive his ommission. RANKIN TO SPEAK HERE MONDAY NIGHT LEE COUNTY CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE WILL ADDRESS LOCAL CONSTITUENTS. Hon. J. E. Rankin, of Tupelo, who is a candidate for Congress from this, the First district, which '$ at present represented by Hon. S. Candler, will speak at the -ourt house hTere next Monday liK'ht. Mr. Candler's opposition promises 'o be rather strong. Three candi lates, Mr. Rankin, Hon. W. W. Ma 'ruder, an attorney residing in Starkville. and Prof. T. J. Brooks, who was formerly connected with the A. Rrd M. College, are already ivowed aspirants for the place, while other announcements are Hon. W. P. Stribling and Hon. John F. Frierron, both prominent members of the local bar. Neither one of rhesia p-pntlemen, hns, howevpr, for ma'iy entered the race nnd it is not absolutely certain that either will seek the office, though their friends are urging them to run.