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VOL XXIV, NO. 74.
COI.UMttU.I, MISS.TIIUIUDAY M OWNING, APMIL I A, 191. 1 ? SPRING TERM OF CIRCUIT COURT MET MONDAY SESSION BEING PRESIDED OVER BY JUDGE T. B. CARROLL DOCKET IS LIGHT Contain No Cases of Unusual Interest to the) General Public. The spring term of circuit court (or Lowndes county convened at the court house at 9 o'clock Monday morning;, and is being presided over by Hon. T. B. Carroll, of Stakville, judge of the Sixteenth circuit court , district, while Hon. Guy. J. Rencher, of DeKalb, prosecuting attorney for the district, is here looking after the interests of the state in criminal cases. When court convened the first work taken up was the organization of the grand and petty juries, and Mr. J. S. Billups was appointed fore man of the grand jury. Judge Car roll then delivered the usual charge to the inquisitorial body, after which a recess was taken in order that citizens from various sections of the county who were present might have the privilege of hearing Hon. B. M. Walker, vice-president of the A. and M. College, who is de livering a series of patriotic talks in this section of the state under the auspices of the Mississippi Speakers' Bureau and who was induced' to visit Columbus on this occasion by Maj. B.,A. Lincoln, chairman of the local speakers', bureau. " . sjX open'wfc of court founl the ocalJail empty ,and Judge ajj"D totlcccasion to foment .faiow'y 1"P9n this fact in JnTs enlarge to the grand jury having - complimented Lowndes county upon the salutary f ondititon which prevails .here and upon the inclination of people in every walk of life to obey the law. Judge Carroll also directed the at tention of the grand jurors to the Jiquor law passed by the Mississippi legislature at its recent session, which is exceedingly drastic in its provisions, making it illegal for any person to have whiskey or other in toxicants in his possession. The local ice situation twas also commented Upon, Judge Carroll having stated that he had been requested to call the attention of members of the in quisitorial body to this matter. He 'efined.the difference between what he termed "good" and "bad" trusts, and advised that discretion and judg ment be exercised in investigating and reporting upon the local situ ation. Although the docket is light, the term will undoubtedly go over into the second week, as several cases have been set to come up for ad judication next Monday and Tues day. , The following. 'gentemen compose the grand jury: Mr. J. S. Billups, Jr., foreman, Messrs. A. B. An drews, H, H. Nash, J. M. Shelton, R. W. Watson, E. M. Cain, J. B. Gibson, E. D. HUbreath, W. S. Mullins, P. L. Cooper, J.'G. Shackleford, C. C. Anderson, W, J Morton, 0. W Rob- (Continued on Page 4) DR. WALKER MAKES A FINE TALK HERE VICE-PRESIDENT OF MISSISSIP PI A. et M. COLLEGE DELIVERS PATRIOTIC ADDRESS. Dr. B. M.. Walker, -vice-president of the Mississippi A. and M. College, delivered an address at the court house Monday morning, and his talk was eloquent and convincing, having been one of the strongest of many ap peals which have been made to the patriotism .of, Lowndes . cpunty citi-. .r tens since tho United. States declared war against Germany.. . - Dr.. Walker is delivering a series of addresses throughout this section of the Btate under the auspices of the Mississippi Speakers' Bureau, and was induced to-come here through -the . efforts, of Maj. B.A. Lincoln, chairman of the local bureau. Maj. ;, Lincoln introduced the speaker," and his introduction was couched in the erudite language which characterises all of his public utterances. CAMP SHELBY SOLDIERS ARE GUESTS OF CITY TIIF.Y CIVt TWO SPLENDID ENTERTAINMENTS IN COLUMBUS. GET WARM WELCOME Many Courtetiei Extended Them During Their Short Stay in the City. Soldiers from Camp Shelby, near llattiesburg, recently visited for the purpose of giving two entertain menu, and were not only cordially greeted by local citizens but furnish ed these citizens rVightful enter tainment both at the wcred concert which was given at the First Bap tsh church Sunday evening and at the minstrel performance which was staged at the Industral Institute and College the following evening. The aggregation, which is known as the Q. M. C. Minstrels and which is composed of about 45 soldiers and one lady, arrived Here over the Mo bile and Ohio railroad late Sunday afternoon and on the same evening its orchestra appeared in a sacred concert at the First Baptist church. The spacious auditorium was filled to capacity, it having been estimated that there were between 1,500 and 2,000 people present, and the im mense audience was thoroughly charmed by the excellent program which was rendered. M At 10:30 o'clock Monday morn ing the company gave a parade, and local citizens were accorded the priv ilege" of hearing the, spendid band aiid l'ewng the. stalwart forms of the' khaki-clad embryo-warriors as they marched though Jhe etreets. A 'number of Columbians' also par ticipated in the parade, half a score or more automobiles, several of which were occupied by ladies, having follow ed the soldiers as they wended their way through the business and resi dential district of the city. The crowd which assembled at the college chapel Monday night filled the auditorium to overflowing and . 1 1 l1 At- - was more man pieasea wnn me splendid minstrel performance which was given. The company is headed by Mr. ''Andy Williams and his at tractive wife, Miss Mercedes Alvin, both of whom are professional vaude ville artists with practical experience on the Keith circuit, and Miss Alvin appeared' as interlotur, while the end men included Mr. Williams, Mr. Claude K. Smith," " Mr. Phillip L. Wright and Mr, John D. Robinson. Many new jokes were Bprung and numerous catchy songs attractively rendered, while the olio included some excellent features, among them having been a vaudeville skit entitled "Ten Mnutes in Hawaii,' which was "pre sented by -a cast including Miss Al vin, Mr. Williams ana a siring quin tette composed of Messrs. Jackson Parrent, Clarence Kunkle, Lawrence Parrent, Bennie Hamilton and Wen dell Palmer. Another pleasing fea ture was the effective rendition of a comic song entitled "They Go Wild. Simply Wild Over Me," by Mr. Phillip L. Wright, The Columbians thoroughly enjoy, ed having, the soldiers among them and expressions of appreciation of courtesies extended them voiced by the visitors indicate that they also derived much pleasure from their short but eventul stay in the city. Mr. Oakley Accident!? Shot- Mr. Charles Oakley, watchman at the plant of the Refuge Cotton Oil Company, was accidently shot ana slightly wounded Monday night by Mr. M. J. Wolever, employed In similar position at the Mobile and Ohio railroad bridge. The oil mill is located just across the track from the house . occupied by the bridge watchman, and the" accident occurred while Wolever was practicing with his istol. One of the bullets struck pile of coal and deflected, having later pierced Oakley's abdomen. The wound, however, was not serious and the young man was able to be up the following day. ' y, Columbus frieAds of Mrs. Rosa Dandelake will regret to learn of her death, which took place a few days afro in Sanford, Fa. Deceased was the wife of Mr. Manuel Dande lake, who for quite a long time was proprietor of the Bell Cafe, and who several years ago went to Tampa, having later removed to San ford, where he is now engaged in the restaurant business. McCLAMAIIAN WILL SEEK RE-ELECTION axnovjncm nit CANimunr tun MAYOR At COMIX'. miMAmr. Hon, !. fl. Mr ( 1 nahn t ffi Ully inrnmnft"! f 'wwhora In Ihie tnie a r filtt for nominate M ttfnr of the rlty of Columbus nl the pri mary which la t ! hald at an ir!y date under the provision if nn order mad by the local Munir.pal bumn rratic Executive Committer nt a mating held yestrrdny. Mr. McClannhan was named a mayor at a special election held Inst September to fill the varanry cnuwd by the death of the lnt Hon. W. C. Gunter and the term for which he was named will expire on January 1, next. When Mr. McClannhan entered the race last fall, it was promised by both himself and his friends thnt, if elected, he would make the city a thoroughly competent chief executive, and this promise hns been fulfilled to the letter. His long service as a member of the city council gave him splendid training, and he entered th office with a full and comprehen sive knowledge of its duties, lie has devoted his entire time to these duties and has discharged them in a most thorough manner, his ad ministration having won merited praise not only from his friends and supporters but from Columbians generally According to the principals of the Democratic party, it is always cus tomary to give an official who has faithfully discharged his duties in dorsement by re-election, and this is what Mr. McClanahan asks. He goes efore the people on. his record, and fee's confident that they will accord him generous support. SOLDIER BOYS TO APPEAR TONIGHT Columbians will have flnoCher.op- portunity of seeing the soldiers on the stage tonight, when militiamen i from Camp Shelby will present a high-class vaudevile entertainment in the auditorium of the new Stephen D. Lee High School. There are many proessional en tertainers among the forty thousand soldiers now stationed at Camp Shelby, and several of them will participate in tonight's program. They have been carefully rehearsed, and a clean, smooth, high-class per formance is promised. Not only will the entertainment be pleasing but it is to be given in aid of a most worthy cause, as the pro ceeds will be used to purchase ath letic equipment for the boys who are now on the battle fields of France fighting to keep down German despo tism. Reserved seats will be 75 cents and general admission 50 cents, while students of the Industrial In stitute and College and the public schools will be admitted to the bal cony for 25 cents. Reserved seats are now sale at Weaver & Harring ton's drug store. MRS. TYNDALL TO x BOOST BOND SALE DISTRICT CHARMAN OF LADIES' , AUXILIARY OF LOAN COM MITTEE TO SPEAK. Mrs. Annette Smith. Tyndall, of Macon, chairman of the ladies aux iliary of the Liberty Loan campaign committee for the Eighth district of Mississippi, will deliver an address at the Chamber of Commerce at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon. Mrs. Tyndall, like a large number of other pa triotic ladies throughout the country, is laboring zealously to make the third Liberty Loan a success and is devoting a large part of her timi to boosting the sale of the securi ties. Mrs. Tyndall comes to Columbus in response to an invitation extend ed her by Mrs II. F. Simrall, chair man of the ladies' auxiliary of the local Loberty Loan committee, and appears here under the auspices of that organization. , In addition to the appearance of Mrs. Tyndall, there will also be an address by Hon. T. B. Carroll, of Starkville, judge of the Sixteenth circuit court district, and the people" of Columbus, both ladies and gen- tlemen, are extended a cordial invi-' tation to attend the meeting. Patronize our advertisers. NAVAL BAND T0F again B00STTHESALE1 P0SSESSMCTEREN. OF BONDS HERE wnx nr. in columrus row TWO HOURS NEXT TUF.5. DAY AFTERNOON. PARADE A FEATURE! Organization Will Head Ela borate Pageant Which Now Being Arranged. is Mr. E. C. Chapman, who it direct ing the local Libarly Loan drive, lata yentrrda a f tar noon reciived a tala gram from Mr. W, P. Kretchmar, lha ttate chairman, in which ha (lata that tha Great Lakat Naval Training Station band, which it taurine, ihit taction to boott lha tala of Liberty i I ..'ii i i I i uonai, will am in vuiumuui ntii j Tuatday, April 23. Tha band, which eir lmM nonnwuM Hiunewnnt it rchadulad to .rriva at 2 p. m-, will positions mnnin-r e:ist and west a remain in Columbua two houra, and i tiU'e l,ov Baillufl and I.e Itovet Mr. Chanman intenda to arranva an ' beTp. elaborala clelabration to mark tba coming of thia tplendid mutical or ganization. It will ba remembered that tha pa rade which waa to hava marked tho inauguration of -the third) Libterty Loan campaign harm on April 6 had to be called off on account of indem ent Weather, and a prelentiout pageant will be a feature of tha cele bration ntxt Tuetday. Detailt hava not yet been completed, but tha full program will be announced in Sun iday - e Commercial. Local subscriptions to the third 'Liberty Loan are not coming in with any great degree of rapidity, and workers in the campaign are re doubling their efforts, )n$ they are determined to secure the full quota allotted to Lowndes county before the drive closes, ' - - The total quota for Lowndes coun- ty is $218,000, and up to a late hour last night had been secured, have been working were handicapped only $28,500 The solicitors valiantly, but Wednesday , by rain. Inclement weather seems to have a depressing effect Upon all mankind, and people seldom respond to calls or money as readily when skies are dark as when they are bright and clear. The woman's auxiliary, under the capable leadership of Mrs. William Baldwin and Mrs. H. F. Simrall, is still doing splendid work, and a good ly portion of the money turned in as been secured through the efforts f members of this committee. CONCERTS WILL DRAW BIG CROWDS MANY PEOPLE FROM NEARBY TOWNS WILL HEAR RUSSIAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. The Russian Symphony Orchestra will feive two concerts in the chapel of the Industrial Institute and Col lege Saturday, appearing "at a mati nee at 3:30 in the afternoon rnd at 8 o'clock in the "evening, and the large number of reserved seats al ready sold indicates that the chapel will be filled to overflowing on both occasions. In addition to the orchestral music furnished by this splendid organiza tion, the appearance of Miss Erma Curry as piano solist at both the af ternoon and evening concerts will lend added interest to the programs Lwhich are to be rendered. Miss rry is a student of the musical partment Of the college and has demonstrated such marked ability as a -pianist that Modest Altschuler, the director of the orchestra"; invited her to appear with the organization dur ing is local engagement, and she graciously accepted the Invitation. Cooking; Demonttrationt. Beginning next Saturday nd con tinuing each Saturday for five sue- . ce3sive weeks, free cookinr demon- trationS wil be held at t rooms jof the Twentieth Century Club on Main street," and the ladies of Co- lumbus and 'vicinity will'b? piven valuable lessons in the conservation of food The demonstrations were arranged by Mrs. S. B. Street, Jr., a prominent local club woman, and will be conducted by experts con - nected with the home science depart- ment at the Mississippi Industrial In- stitute and College. ' vil l.Ar.r it arc ami tti fifoM (, WAN Hi MAIf, 1 f'Al.t.AN f MtH I .!.om, r.l IT I i , : ! -!i nik ! k Nurd uii '' tnnn in iiccmftil . m ? r nn the nottbern "id of V .hum fi'lic lnl riicht, li il w rc fi'Ti x. I tn witti'lmw l,ifM!v of i lh wiir office rrp'irtf I t 1 tv nt imk.h Tb riK ful coiifi(( r t 't s nf i th Mriti"h i f ccrtN'M. I m tin w, tot of W) t liiictf, hi'i ti' (fi'f man had conil nn t't! juwe hi I'o'ir front:i! t I f.-k j iii':iitil Mi'Imc ride on TupIuv. The r.ritih nre iirnin in ronipl'.-tp pna-vsaion of the vilhirc of Mi'trP'li, 't'cli is between one and two mile vct of Bailleuil. Bnilleul, 8 1-2 milea r.nt of Hane Jirouck, in Flander, was cipturfil and occupied by the (lermans Mon- day evening, when thi enemy n's sei7.erl 1.0 KeetsUfrg ri(lK'e, t at of the Columbut nail,ow As a rpsult the lintnh pulled Fighting is continuing in this sec tor with the Germans trying to push westward toward the railway center of Ilazebrouck. The loss of Ilnilleu was not unex pected, for its strategical value could ont compensate for the lives it would cost to to retain it in the face of the terrible onslaughts the Ger mans would be able to bring to bear against it. Monday night's attack was preced ed by" a very heavy bombardment from German guns of all cnlibers. After this intense preparation the enemy flung into the line the Alpine corps, the 117th German Division and the 11th Ba' arian Division and bore down on the defending posi tios along the front from Mount de Lille high ground just souheast of BaMmlto Crucifix corner, ele vation on the Bailleul-Neuve Eglise highway about 2,000 yards west of the latter place. Candidate! Pr;tent Claimt. Three candidates for Congress from the First district, Messrs. J. E. Rankin and J. E. Boggan, of Tupelo, and W. W. Magruder, of Starkville were recent visitors to Coumbus, and while here presented their claims to local constituents, Judge T. B. Car roll, who is presiding over the spring term of circuit court, having ad journed that tribunal for a sufficient period to allow them to make short speeches. Funeral of Mrt. Octuv'a Maton. Funeral services for Mrs. Octavia Mason, who died at her home in the Caledonia neighborhood Sunday night, were held at Lone Oak ceme tery at 4 o'clock Monday aftcnoon, haing been conducted by ev. T. E. Holcomb, pastor of the First Bap tist church in this city. Mrs. Mason, who was a most estimable Christian lady, was 70 years old and is survived by her husband, two daughters and three sons. CHAPPELL IS TO SEEK RE-ELECTION COUNCILMAN FROM FOURTH WARD OFFICILLY ANNOUNCES ENTRANCE INTO TACE. Mr. E. E. Chappell, . councilman from the fourth ward, desires to con tinue to represent his constituents in that capacity and his official an nouncement as a candidate or re- 'election appears elsewhere in this pa per. Mr. Chappell was named as coun cilman . from the .fourth ward at a special election held last fall to fill the vacancy, which automatically fol of Hon. D. S. McClannhan, who for lowed the elevation to the mayoralty many "years had represented the fourth ward on the councilmanic board. He has made a faithful and efficient public servant anil his knowl edge regarding machinery has been of special value to the eity in mak ing repairs at the waterworks and in purchasing supplies and equipment for the plant. Mr. Chappell feels that he .is n titled to an indorsement te.rm and :!1 fully appreciate the support of his constituents in the pending race. . ; ' Mrs. J. T. Kirk and two attractive children, of Starkville, are spending several days' here the guests of Dr. and Mrs. W. . Westmoreland, &r. COLUMBUS BOY ABOARD BOAT LONG OVERDUE Gf OKfU: W, HANKOW MEM liF.K OF THE COLLIER CYCLOPS' CHEW. FAMILY IS AROUSED j Lonsr Silrnr m of Roy Awakened I Irar, und Inquiry Wat Instituted. A Columbus boy, Mr. George W. Marrow, v. us on hoard the V. S. naval collier, Cyclops, which is reported missing, and it is greatly feared that the youth has joined the gallant and patriotic young Americans who ha-ve forfeited their lives in battle and on the high sens in defense of their country's honor. Young Barrow is the son of Mr. B. K. Harrow, who is a car inspector in the employ of the Mobile and Ohio railroad, and a nephew of Mr. J. H. Harrow, a well known citizen who for a number of years past has operated a grocery store nenr the eastern cor poration line of the city on the Air Line road. He is a mere youth, be. ing barely 17 years old, and has been in the navy about one year, having enlisted in this city in April, 1917, ard having later been assigned duty as a tieaman on the ill-fated Cyclops. The last letter received from young Huriow came to his father in De cember, ami for some time past mem bers of the family have been deeply concerned regarding his welfare. Mr. Barrow recently wrote to officials of the Navy Department in Washington making inquiry as to the whereabouts of h s son, and a, few days ago re ceived n cummunication stating that the boat to whose crew he belonged was missing. It seems that the Cy clops has been overdue a month and thnt her destruction by a submarine or through some other agency is a foregone conclusion. A press dispatch from Washington concerning the fate of the Cyclops says: "The big American naval collier Cyclops, carrying 57 passengers, 15 officers and 221 men in her crew, has been overdue in an Atlantic port since March 13. The Navy Depart ment announced today that she was last reported at a West Indies is land March 4. and that extreme anx iety is entertained as to her safety. The vessel was bringing a -cargo of manganese from Brazil. "The Cyclops had an engine dam aged when she left the West Indies, but the department said this fact would not have prevented her from communicating by radio, and all ef fort; to reach her by that means have been uncucccssful, A search of the cout se which she would have followed in coming to port has been made and continues it was announced. "Alfred L. Moreau Gottschalk, United States consul-general at Rio De Janiero, was the only civilian among the passengers on the collier, the others' being two naval lieuten ants and 54 naval enlisted men re turi in;r to the United States. The Cyclops was commanded by Lieut Commander G. W. Worley, U. S. .iav: 1 reserve force "There have been no reports of Ger man submarines or raiders in the lo cality in which the collier was, the deoartme'nt's statement said, the weather had not been stormy and could hardly have given the collier trouble. "The fact that the collier, had been missing nearly a month became know here Thursday. April 11. The naval censor requested the Associated Press not to publish the fact on the ground that the ship had not been given ap for lost, and that to publish the fact, that she was overdue might expose the Cyclops to submarines or other enemy attack while she might be disabled on the high seas." Fra"klin Boya Wi. Franklin Grammar School won the game with Barrow Grammar School Monday afternoon. The game was won in the last half of the ninth in ning when Franklin. went to the bat the score being 9 to 10 in favor of BarruWi Harry Lindamood hit a two bagger. He was brought in by William Hackleman, thus tieing the score. William was brought in by a two base hit from Tucker Cardy. Thus ending the game 11 to 10 in favor t,f Frr.kl;ii. "SCHOOL BOY." - Read our advertisements. TUESDAY, MAY 28, IS SET FOR CITY PRIMARY NF.W MUNICIPAL ULMO CHA7IC F.XF.CUTIVF. COM MITTF.E NAMED. LOCKE CHAIRMAN AJI Candidates Entering Rare Must Declare Themselvees By Tuesday, April 30. A mas meeting wni h-il st Un city hall at noon Mommy for the pur pose of naming a Democratic Exe cutive Committee to i.erve the mu nicipality during the ensuing two years. The meeting wm preside.! vcr by Hon. E. R. Sherman, whil Mr. V. B. Imes officiated as secre tary. Thorough harmony prevailed at the meeting, and the following gen tlemen were elected to constitute ,l.T tUIIIIIIIfcl.CC WIUIU 41 V j",-m wvn a Messrs. J. H. Brickell, (ieorge O Senter, T. J. Locke, S. B. Street, Jr., W. B. Harrington and Claude Neyman. At the conclusion of the meeting the newly elected committeemen held a caucus and perfected organization by the election of Mr. Locke as chair man and Mr. Senter as secretary. The matter of fixing a date for a municipal primary was then taken up, and after some discussion Tues day, May 28, was selected as the day for the contest. At this primary of ficers to serve the city during the bi ennial period beginning January I, 1919, will be nominated, the officers to be named including a mayor, six councilmen and four public school trustees. ' " .. . Under the provisions of the pri mary Uw all aspirants for office must tile declarations declaring their intentions four weeks before the election in which they are to be con testants takes place, and this makes it incumbent upon all who enter the mpending race to officially declare the fact by Tuesday April 30. Prominant Vititort Here. Mr. John W. Emison, a wealthy citizen of Vincennes, Ind., who is lart owner of a large tract of val uable land in the prairie section of 'he countty, is here on a visit to the family of his partner, Mr. Wm. Simp ion, being accompanied by his son ind daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. lohn C. Emison, of New York, and heir friend, Miss Hougue, who also s from the Empire City. The party motored to Columbus from Vincen nes, and experienced a pleasant an I xpcditious trip, having been on the oad only three days. Or- Lipacomb to Direct Drive. The American Red Cross Society to launch another nation-wide eam laign for unds on May 20. and Dr. f. W. Lipscomb has been named to direct the drive in Lowndes county. Dr. Lipscomb will attend a meeting if the various county chairmen throughout Mississippi which is t be '.eld in Jackson next week, and plans 'or the local campaign will be an nounced immediately upon his re urn to Columbus. J. B. LOVE IS OUT FOR COUNCILMAN OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCES HIS DESIRE TO REPRESENT THE FOURTH WARD. Mr. J. B. Love has entered the 'ace for councilmanic honors, and in this issue officially announces hia can didacy for representative from the fifth ward in the primary which is o be held May 28. Mr. Love is well known in Colum bus and needs no introduction or oraisc at the hands of the Commer- He has resided in the city for cia long time, and, being engaged in the transfer business, comes in daily contact with hundreds of representa tive citizens. This has enabled him to form a wide number of friend hips, and his friends will naturally give him their support in the pending I race. A thorough canvass cf the city will be made by Mr. Love, and he will appreciate most sincerely the sup port of his constituent.