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VOL,. XXIV NO. 72,
COLUMBUS, MISS., THURSDAY MORNING, APRIL 11, 1918.
Semi-Weekly, $3.00 Per Year.
COLLEGE TEAMS SPRING
COURT
LIBERTY LOAN WAR FAILS TO
U I APPEAL MEETS AFFECT ROAD
"tf fill
4 tost
Barbarians
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AGREE TO
BASEBALL
PLAYTERM
REACHES
HERE A
SPEEDY END
FINE RESPONSE BUILDING HERE
SEVERAL CONTESTS TO BE
STAGED ON LOCAL
DIAMOND.
WILL FIX GROUNDS
Columbus Railway, Light &
Power Company to Put Park
in Good Condition.
It is practically certain that Co
lumbians will soon have the privilege
of witnessing a couple of games of
baseball between two of the leading
college teams of the South, while
other similar contests will be staged
here if negotiations now pending are
:uccesrfully concluded.
The two games which have al
ready been practically secured will
be between teams representing the
University of Mississippi and the A.
and M. College, while engagements
for which negotiations are now
pending include contests between
the "Aggies" and both Sewanee and
Auburn. Dates for the games "have
rot yet been definitely fixed, but
will be announced later.
The 'games were secured largely
through the efforts of Mr. G. M.
FlyPn who for a number of years
papt has evinced a keen interest in
busetml!. and kindred sports. Mr.
llynn recently received a letter
from Mr. W. D. Chadwick, director
of athletics at the A. and M College,
in which he stated that he was re
. tr.ni-irg his schedule, and had sev
eral open dates which would be
filled here is-satisfactory arrange
ments could be made. .Mr. Chadwick
R'jpulotsd. 'n- W$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.
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O and Ohio depot tlvs morning
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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.

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