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'tip wmrm mrm Mumn VOL XXIV. NO. 73. COLUMBUS, MIS5..SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 14, 1918. Semi-Weekly, $3.00 Per Year. VALUABLE WAR OVER HALF (MEMPHIS BIRD FLETCHER WILL BRITISH MAKE 1 . v ft iv) mm RELICS ARE SEEN COUNTY QUOTAiMEN STOP OVER SPEAK BEF0REGAINS ALONG BY OUR CITIZENS I S SECUREDIN COLUMBUS COLLEGE CLASS BATTLE FRONT MANAGER OPENS TRAIN HERE FOR A SHORT INSPECTION. MANY VISITORS Students cf College Among Those Who See Concrete Evidence of Fighting. The war relics train which is touring this section for the purpose of advertising the third Liberty Loan was in Columbus Thursday, and while open for inspection only a short time had many visitors. The train reached here late Wednesday liyht over the Southern Railway, and, according to schedule, was to have left over the Moble and Ohio early the following morning for Re form, Ala., without giving local citi ens an opportunity to inspect the in teresting exhibit which it has on board. Through the efforts of Mayor D. S. McClanahan, and Hon. T. J. Locke, however, the manager was induced to open the train from r, to 7 o'clock Thursday morning, nnd notwithstanding the early hour there were a large number of visi tors. The train was switched to a spur fack near the Mississippi Industrial I,isitute and College, and was visit ed by practically the entire student body of that institution, after whi'h it, moved up to the Mobile and Ohio f'epot. where it was open for a short time to the general public. The exhibit carried by the train la .,A.n4iinlit tniaMtdfinir omhrncino bursted cannon, disabled air plaies, ij.yjtwed helitn .and other relics of the French battle field. :t The manager In charge stated to Mr. Locke that the reason Columbus was not embraced in the original schedule of stops was because the train was sent out primarily to awaken interest in towns which had failed to meet their allotments in foimer Liberty Loan campaigns. Columbus has r.ever failed to sub scribe her. full quota to the.se loans, and it was, therefore, riot considered , necessary for the train to open its doors here. When the manager as certained, however, that Columbians Ifoivoil on Armnrfnn itv fn vipw the relics he readily agreed to gratify this wish. -Buy Liberty Bondi- Mrs. T. M. White, of Holly Springs, has been called to Colum bus on account of the serious illness of her sister, Mrs. R. E. Funk. -Buy Liberty Bondi- LAWYhK rALfch A 4 nit , vt m A T1 rt A SERIOUS CHARGE W. A- DENSON, BIRMINGHAM LAWYER, ACCUSED OF UT TERING DISLOYAL WORDS. Birmingham, April. 12. William j A . Denson, a prominent Birmingham 1 attorney was arrested on the streets : of the city Friday afternoon by fed-' (T il authorities on charges of via-' 'ji ing section 3 of the espionage t : c Mr. Denson is charged with saying, 'Wilson is the cause and the whole cause of the United States being mixed up in the European ' vi.r. Wilson should be hang ed and I would like" to see him hang ed." Mr. Denson acted as counsel for ; mold Jacob Uhl, recently convict-; cd on a charge of defacing his duestionaire and sentenced to a term in prison. During hu trial I Jlit testified that it was on the ad vice of Denson that he refused to f.i! out the questionnaire and made nn indorsement across its face, ; (Jfiiming exemption from foreign military duty. ! When arrested and shown the, warrant for his arrest, containing th' statement he is charged with nv king, Mr. Penson asserted that th" charge was untrue. Benson's bond was fixed at $5,000 lntt Friday afternoon, which he m-de and was released. Benson's arrest caused a sensa tion her. as he is reputed to be one of the most prominent attorneys in r.'rtiinpham. LIBERTY LOAN SUBSCRIP. TIONS MAKE SATISFAC TORY PROGRESS . TOTAL IS $127,500 This Amount Has Already Been Secured ; Ladies Rend. i:T Valuable Aid. Tho local 'campaign in behalf of the third Liberty Loan is being vig orously waged, and there is no doubt of thi fact that Lowndes county will "go over the top." The county's quota is $218,000, rrd wore than half this sum has already been rais ed. . Had Columbus followed the j r.r me plan adopted in foir.e cities its ' ri.J-.i .....I V..n.a t,,,m cm111n,l in um,; v"jiu ii.vvc umi cv. . in one day by having local banks take the fi ll allotment and then resell the bonds to customers. This plan was I not resorted to, however, and none j of the banks have as yet been solicit- I ad all cnhcrirtinns Vinviru hppn se cured from individuals and firms or eorpoiatior.s engaged in mercantile and industrial activities. According to an announcement J made by Mr. 11 C. Chapman, who if (directing the campaign, subscriptions up to last night amounted to $127, 500, which is more than one-half of the country's total allotment. Sub scriptions are .being eagerly awaited, )., '.ifi"Qna whn hnvo nnt hppn So licited and who desire to subscribe are urged to notify Mr. Chapman, Mr. F. P. Phillips, manager of sales, or my member of the local Liberty Loan committee. The Woman's Auxiliary of the lo ,cil tjbert,!p Loan committee, under the, direction of Mrs. H. F", Simrall, the" efficient chairman, is doing ex cellent, the sum of $21,600 having been secured through th? efforts ot Mrs. Simrall and her co-workers. Buy Lib-rty Bondi ' Mr. J. W. Slaughter is speeding I leevnl days at Mahen, having been j epUed there by the serious illness of i an ur.de. j -JHuy Liberty P.onds BOARD RECEIVES A CALL FOR, 25 MEN FOUR WHITE MEN AND 21 NE GROES WILL MAKE UP THE CONTINGENT. Th2 local exemption ooard has re ceive 1 a call for 25 additional re- cruite, who will be sent to Camp Pike sometime in the near future, the t'ate of their departure having not ;:et been definitely fixed. The coiuingent will be made of four white men and 21 negroes, who will be selected from the following list of eligibles: . , Whites: Ross Griffin, Irby Taylor, C?c!! Holmes Allen, Reuben G. logg er, Robert Luther Taggart, John Emitt Conn, Thomas Atwell Egger Sam. D. Halbert. Negroes: Walter .Cooper, Joseph Brooks, Bishop Carson, Eugene Haw kins, Sam Odeneal, Albert Branch, Joe Johnson, Will : Dowsing, Will Chancy, Alfred Jones, Robert Sand ers, Frank Fennette, Sam Ilinton, Will Eggnew, Edgar Harris, Percy Ttusvt II, Willie Aaron, James Hanson, Johnnie Lee, Turner Lanier, Ollie Cruirp, Rufus Miller, Robert Brad dock, Percy Richards, Walter Lee, James Gardner, Eddie Summerville. The following general order which was recently received by the local board, is published for the benefit of thi farmers in Lowndes county: General Order No. 31 War De partment, Washington, D. C, April 2nd, 1918 authorizing Commanding officem to grant furloughs to certain classes of enlisted men, in accordance with the Act of March 16th, 1918. For your informaton and guidance in connection with above, the fol lowing letter from the Provost Mar shal General is quoted: "Legislation has been enacted which will enable certain men now in the ?ervice to be furloughed for the purpose of resuming occupational pursuits." If you are direetiy interested in this order, call in person on the local board at its office, third floor Co lumbus National Hank building, LIEUTENT THOMPSON AND SERGEANT CHAPMAN VISIT CITY. GIVE AN EXHIBITION Perform Many Fancy Stunts For Amusement of Citizens And College Students. Columbians got their first glimpse of a military airplane Friday after noor, when Lieutenant II. W. Thompson and Cadet E. E. Chap man arrived here from Greensboro, Ala , en route to Memphis and re mained over in the city throughout the night, having been induced to make the local stop by friends of Cadet Chapman in this city. The aviators left Greensboro at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon, and 36 minutes later landed at Tuscaloosa, where they made a short stop. They left the Druid City a few minutes afterward and, notwithstanding the fact that a brisk wind was blowing made the flight to Columbus in 55 minutes. The airmen approached Colum bus from the southeast and after having circled around over the In dustrial Institute and College and the business district proceeded to the links of the Columbus Golf Club, which are located across the Tom bigbee river, a short distance west of the city, where they landed. An immense crowd of people had as sembled to witness the sight, and notwithstanding the sandy nature of the soil in this vicintiy a safe land ing was negotiated. The birdmen later in the- afternoon returned to the city and gave an exhibition, having looped the loop and perform ed other fancy stunts, having again visited both the business district and the college. After spending the night here, the aviators left early Saturday morn ing for Payne Field at West Point, going next to Tupelo and thence to Memphis, where they expected to land Saturday night. Refore entering the aviation serv ice Cadet Chapman was an automo ble salesman and Columbus was in cluded in his territory. He made frequent visits to this city and is well known both in business and social circles. He was cordially greeted by his friends and both he and his com panion were the recipients of num erous courtesies during their stay here. Buy Liberty Bonds WILL DELIVER A PATRIOTIC ADDRESS Dr. B. M. Walkeij, vice-president of the A. and M. 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They are back ed up in this matter Jby the Federal Fuel Commission, which has advised consumers to lay in ample supplies during the summer months, thus pre venting a possible shortage next winter. CuiuHibun ,., for method cf pro- cedure. By order of the Board. J. R. RANDLE, Secretary. Your Bond May Bring Him Home in Safety The supreme tragedies of war are not enacted on the battlefield, but in the home. Above the shouts of command and encourage ment, the roar and shock of the great guns, and all the swelling tumult of battle which bear thpynisband and father to a hero's grave . and a martyr's glory, there rise the weening of the bereaved wife and the cries of little children deprived of a father's love and care. American fathers, are now on the battlefronts of France. 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Hudson Strode, of the rjn fdish department at the University, and the cast included Mif-sfSerry R' ers, Iiliss Irene Waldhuri, MUn Hat tie lilalock, Messrs., Rucker Aee, Fred Perry, Rowan Oden, Charles Johnson and Fowler Dujrar. -Buy Liberty Bonds- Small Fire Friday. A cottage located on North SecorU avenue between Fourteenth and Fif teen street?, and owned r,y ('apt. K. P. Wilkinson, was d:.mRE"d by fire to the extent of about $2" Friday afternoon shortly aftetr 3 o'clock. The loss was covered by insurance. Buy Liberty Bond o o o a 0 o o o o a soo'oao I O "B Kind to Animals Week." O O Monday, April 1") to Saturday, O O April 20, Humane Sunday, 0 0 April 21. O 0 Help on this national celebra- 0 0 V.or. 0 and aiding humane societ'es to 0 0 protect them. 0 000 0 00000000000000 CONCERT BY CAMP SHELBY SOLDIERS ORCHE5TRA WITH MINSTREL TROUPE APPEARS AT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH TONIGHT. The (J. M. C Minatrels, from C;mp Shelby, near Hattiesburjf, will rive a performance in the chapel of the Industrial Institute and College tomorrow nitrht, and the band and orchestra accompanying the organ i .'atin v. ill appear in a sacred con cert at the Firi-t Baptist church to nin:ht. The concert will be (riven under Hie joint auspices of the First P..ipit and First Methodist churches, and there will be no serv. ices at the latter tmple of worship this evening. The bandWui orchestra includes I'i pieces find & splendid organiza tion. The company will arrive in the city late this afternoon over the Mobile- and Ohio railroad, and the concert will begin promptly at 7:30 o'clock. In addition to the instrumental music, there will be a vocal solo by one of the soldiers who possesses a "west and v.c!) cultivated voice. The projrrnm in its entirety 'will be thoroughly pleaains,'. and the people of Columbia are extended a cordial invitation to' attend the concert. . The members of the Q. M C. Minstrels will pive a parade Monday morning1, and owners of automobiles are invited to join in the procession ?nd follow the unldiem on their march through the streets. The parade wdl fr-rm ;n front of the Gilmer Hotel at 10:D0 a. m., and all who desire to' DISTINGUISHED JURIST TO ..DELIVER ADDRESS AT I. I. AND C. TO SPEAK MAY 18IHAIG IS BUOYANT Graduating Exercises Will Take Place One Week Be. fore College Closes. Hon. H. L. Whitfield, president of the Mississippi Industrial Institute and College, announces that Judjjro R. 1. Foster, assistant general coun sel of the Illinois Centra! Railroad, with headquarter in Chicago, ha. accepted an invitation to deliver the . ? t baccalaure: ! ib'-c-s :X lh institution. It has been decided to change ' the order of the commence ment exercises this year, and the address to the frraduatinjr class will be delivered on Saturday, May IS. while examinations wil! continue until the end of the following week, when the session will formally cloje. In past years many stutdents have departed for their homes as soon as examinations were concluded, and the new rule was adopted in order to keep them at the colleg-' until the sesson reaches its final close Judge Fletcher is a native of this state and is among the many Missis sippians who have gained distinction in broader fields. He was at one time on the supreme .bench of the state, hut later joined the local force of the Illinois Central and has for a number of years pnst made his home In Chicago. Rev. Burchard Burnbridge, chap lain of the 139th Field Artillery at Hattie.sburg, Misn. has ata-yaUd.an invitation to deliver the next annua!" sermon before the graduating class on Sunday, May 19. He is a forceful speaker, and President Whitfield i fortunate in having secured him for this occasion, i The graduating class this year b one of the largest in the history of the institution, nbout 130 young la dies being scheduled to receive diplomas. Buy Liberty Bondi PAT HARRISON MAKES STATEMENT SAYS HIS VIEWS REGARDING CONDITIONS AT CAMP PIKE WERE MISREPRESENTED. Alexandria, I,a., April 12. Con gressman Pat Harrison, before leav ing for Washington, after visiting the Mississippi boys at Camp Beau regard, in speaking of the mingling of negro and wnite soldier's at Camp Pike, said: 'T have just read what appears to me a misleading news story touch ing my recent visit to Camp Pike and the charges against Capt. Row an here. I refrained from giving any statement to tne press, except to say that I had a very satisfactory conference with Gen. Sturgis. I felt that the conditions at Camp Pike were so much changed in the last few days that it would be best that former conditions there he not discussed. "It seems that my Views have been so misrepresented that you can say for me that I talked to many of the officers and many privates at Camp Pike, as well as Capt. Rowan and Gen. Sturgis, and the conclusion j Mississippi and will go towards mak I reached were that under the com-1 jn; up the state's allotment, mending officer, Col. Shaw, whites; This is a purely patriotic act upon and negroes in the d-pot brigade j th(J part of the executjve officials of were placed in the same organiaa-j thisJ preat fraternal organization, as tions; that in the brigade no policy j th(,y ful!y reiliize the fact that the of segregation, such as prevailed in j moliey eouy t,ave neen more profit other organizations in the camp, was j My invested elsewhere; but they followed. This practice of mingling ; deemet it tnt,jr duty to aid the fed the whites, and negroes in the ameje,al KOveniment and have decided organizations was only recenty in- j to become iiberaj subscribers to the voked. and as soon as it fame to the , . , : attention of Gen. Sturgis, a very radical change was ordered. ' Capt. Rowan is a splendid soldier and has the entire sympathy of those under him, as well as his comrades in camp. There can be no doubt but that his actions were inspired by a high sense cf honor and with no thought of in subordination." j participate are urged to be on hand at that hour. GERMAN ATTACKS ARE REPELLED AT SEVERAL IMPORTANT POINTS. Sends His Men Encouraging Message, Which is Received With Cheers. London, April 13. The British counter offensive in the Festubert sector of the preat battle line along the Franco-Belgian frontier is gain ing strength and another advance of the British lines was noted by the war office report today. Heavy fighting has continued at N'ieuve Fglise and in the neighbor hood of Wolverghen, where the Ger mans have been directing strong pressure in an efTort to shake tho hold of the British upon the Messi nes ridge. A number of strong attacks were delivered by the . Germans in the Locon district, but broke down un der the firm resistance of the Brit ish. Fast of Locon the Germans were able to penetrate some British po sitions, but were quickly thrown out bv counter attacks. Strengthened by Field Marshal Haig's stern order that "there must be no retirement" and by the knowl edge that French troops are coming to their aid the British soldiers en gaging the Germans along the Franco-Belgian frontier are holdinjr up bravely against overwhelming odds n one of the bloodiest battle th world has ever seen. Buy Lib.rty' Bond-' ' CONCERT BY GLEE CLUB. A concert will be given at the new high school Tuesday evening at it 8:15 by the Glee Club of the I and C. The Glee Club will give a concert at the University of Ala bama about Friday of this week; they will give at the High School the iame program which they plan to give at the University. The appear ance of the club at the High School will give the people of Columbus an opportunity to enjoy the varied and interesting numbers. The gprls forming the cjub this year are un usually strong musicians and are sure to render their parts faultlessly. The amount of receipts will be di vided equally between the College and will be used by the girts to in crease the Students' Building Fund and by the High School to improve the library. A popular admission fee of 25 cents for adults and 15 cents for students of the city schools and the college will be charged. . -Buy Liberty Bond- WOODMEN INVEST IN LOAN BONDS MR. S. L. CAINE SECURES PART OF BIG APPROPRIATION FOR .MISSISSIPPI- ' The Soverign Camp, Woodmen of the World, is to invest one millonX dollars in bonds of the third Liberty Loan, and, through the influence of, Mr. S. L. Caine of this city who is a member of the executive board, $25, 000 of this sum will be expended in Fifteen thousand members of the organization have already enlisted in various branches of the military or naval service and their memberships are remaining full force just the same as though they were at home engaged in less hazardous vocations. There are nearly 50,000 Woodmen in Mississippi, and all of them fully indorse tne action uf ti exvtuili I officials in making such a large intest- ! mert m the third Liberty Lean oonus.