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mmutttt BUY A LIBRTY BOND. VOL. XXIV. NO. 75. COLUMBUS, MISS..SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 21. 1918. Eemi-Weekly, $3.00 Per Year. ELABORATE CELEBRATION TO MARK COMING OF NAVAL BAND PATRIOTIC ADDRESS BY HON. PERCY. M. BELL WILL FOLLOW THE SPEC TACULAR An elaborate program including Greenville, Miss., a monster parade participated in by local civic and pa triotic organizations, students of the Industrial Institute and College and public schools and citizens generally, as well as other unique and attractive features, has been arranged to mark the visit of the band from the Great Lakes Naval Training Station which will be in Columbus Tuesday after noon to boost the local sale of bonds in the third Liberty loan campaign. Last Wednesday Mr. E. C. Chapman, cashier of the National Bank of Commerce, who is directing the local Liberty loan campaign, received a telegram from Mr. Wilson P. Kretchmar, of Greenville, state chairman, in which the approaching visit of the band was announced, and Mr. Chapman appointed a committee consisting of Messrs. P. W. Maer, J. P. Woodward, Irvin Kaufman and R. E. Johnston to arrange a program for the occasion. These gentlemen got together immediately and planned a celebration which promises to be more elaborate than any other similar event ever witnessed in Columbus. Capt. T. II. Sharp has been appointed grand marshal, and, together with several aids, will have charge of the parade, which will form at the city hall at 1 o'clock and march to the Southern depot to meet the mu sicians, who are scheduled to arrive at 2 o'clock. The parade, headed by the naval band, will then march through the business district to the First Baptist church where a grand rally will be held, with Mr. Bell as the principal speaker. The band which comes to Columbus Tuesday is made up of 40 musi cians and is one of several organizations of similar character which are now touring various sections of the country to boost the sale of Liberty bonds. All these bands were trained by John Phillip Sousa, the famous composer and conductor and all are noted for their excellence. The se lections to be played here will be principally patriotic airs and Columbians v ill have the pleasure of hearing some of the finest music of this character that they have ever listend to. PROGRAM. Marshal of the Day T. H. Sharp. Assistant Marshals T. G. Blewett, F. M. Vaughan, T. W. Belsher, Ar rington Johnston, A. J. Ervin, N. V. Fort. All Assistant Marshals will report to the Marshal at 1 o'clock p. m., for directions, all mounted. SECTION NO- 1. Platoon of Mounted Police under command of Chief J. N. Morton. Columbus Troops of Boy Scouts carrying the flag, under command of Warren M. Cox, Scout Master. Great Lakes Naval Station Band of forty pieces, from Chicago. Group containing the Mayor of the City, President of Board of Supervisor and Chairmen of the various Liberty Loan Committees. Group containing Hon. Percy Bell, Orator of the Day, escorted by all f the visiting SoWers.and Sailors of the County Who are at hatne on Plough. ' 4 " i ' ' v ' ' - , Alt-Oity and County Officials, marcning. f Ministers of the City "and County, marching in body. Members of the Columbus Bar Association, marching. Physicians of the City and County, marching. Columbus Red Cross Chapter, in uniform, marching. SECTION NO. 2. A. & M. College Band. President Whitfield, Faculty and Attachees of the Industrial College Student body of the College, led by the Student Government Organiza tion . v , Superintendent of Education of the County, with the Teachers of the County. , Pupils of the City and County Schools, led by their Teachers. SECTION NO. 3 BUSINESS MEN, MANUFACTURERS, ETC. Bankers and all of the Banking Forces of the City led by Messrs. John T. Wood, W. N. Puckett, R. T. Williams and J. M. Street. Merchants of Columbus and vicinity, led by Messrs. W. C.Beard, John Robertson and Thos. Dee. Mill Men and Manufacturers, led by Messrs. T. 0. Burris, D. F. McCul lough and G. M. Flynn. M. & 0. and Southern Railway Men and Forces, Shop Men, etc., led by Irby Leech, Claud Neyman and Tom Pullen. People of Columbus generally, marching. SECTION NO. 4 FRATERNAL SECTION. Columbus Lodge No. 5, F. and A. M., led by R. N. Gibson, Worshipful Master Union Lodge, No. 3.3, I. 0. 0. F., led by H. E. Hoffmeister, Noble .Grand. Tombigbee Lodge No. 12, Knights of Pythias, led by W. A . Dealle, Chancellor Commander. Queen City Camp No. 23, Woodmen of the World, led by J. T. Stephen son, Counsel Commander. Columbus Tent No. 2, Knight of Maccabees, led by J. N. Stucky, Com mander. SECTION NO. 5 COUNTY SECTION. People of Caledonia and District No. 1, led by Hon. H. H. Walters, Supervisor of that District. People of District No. 3, led by Hon. R. G. Harris, of Steens, Super visor. People of District No. 4, led by Hon. J. M. Ledbetter, of Crawford, Supervisor of this District People of District No. 5, led by Hon. Jas. A. Watson, Supervisor of this District Special streets have been allotted for the forming of the County Section of the parade and each section is urged to send as many people as possible, with appropriate banners, stating the sections they represent, flags decorations, etc. SECTION NO. 6 COLORED SECTION. Fife and Drum Corps, led by Maj. Paul Timberlake and others. All of the Colored Preachers of the County, led by the Columbus Pastors. Public Schools of the City, led by Superintendent, Prof. Porter Harris. All of the Colored People of the City, led by their leading men. All the Colored Teachers of the County, leading the Members of their Schools. Colored People Generally from every section of the County, Marching. People marching will march four abreast. All persons are urged to decorate their places of business, especially along the line of parade, and carry appropriate mottoes. All places of business and factories w:.ll close at 12:30 o'clock, to re main clo?ed until 4 o'clock. The day will be a half holiday upon proclama tion of the Mayor, and every citizen is urged to enter into the spirit of the occasion. All sections and sub-sections of the parade are Urged to be prompt Report to the Marshal or the Assistant Marshal, who have the parade for mation in hand and stations already allotted. The Flag of our Nation should be in evidence everywhere. ROUTE OF PARADE. The line of Parade will be west on Main street to Third, thence south to Fourth avenue, thence east to Fifth or Market street, thence north on Market street to the Court House corner and thence east on Second ave nue north to the First Baptist Church. The colored section of the parade PARADE an address by Hon. Percy M. Bell, of CALEDONIA BOY IS INJURED ON BATTLE FIELDOF MISS CURRY DEWEY W. SMITH, OF CALEDONIA, WOUNDED INACTION. DETAILSARE MEAGER Inquiry Fails to Bring Details Concerning Extent of Injury Sustained. Mr. Dewey W. Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Smith, of the Cale donia neighborhood, was severely injured in action on the French bat tle field) last Tuesday. The first news regarding the matter came in the list of casualties published in the daily papers Wednesday, and as soon as Mr. Smith saw that this list con tained the name of his son he in augurated an effort to ascertain the extent of his injuries. With this end in view he sent a cable message to the American army headquarters in Paris and a telegram to the War Department in Washington. Answers were received to both messages, but brought little relief to the hearts of the distressed parents of the gallant young man, having merely stated that he was severely wounded and having failed to give the exact na ture of his injury. v Mr. Smith is about 22 years old and is a member of the regular army, having volunteered for serv ice about a year ago. It was im possible to ascertain just when he left America; but, according to the best information obtainable, he has been in France about six months. The parents, relatives and friends of the young man are naturally greatly concerned regarding his wel fare ere n-ems to. be no way in which their suspense can be im mediately relieved, as information conveyed in cable messages and tele grams is necessarily meager and quite a long period may elapse be fore a letter is received. So far as can be learned, Mr. Smith is the first Lowndes county man to be wounded in actio. The fact that he was in, the thick of the fray demonstrates his bravery be yond cavil, and it is earnestly hoped that his wound will not prove fatal. A Daily Prayer Time in Columbus. Many citizens, regardless of reli gious affiliation, have been heard to express the conviction that we should all be much in prayer during these days of crisis in the world's sffairs. The feeling seems general that it would be well for the churches to be bpen more frequently, jnot for a formal service, but for informal, spontaneous prayer. In line with this desire of the heart, the First Presbyterian church will be open for all who wish to come together for prayer from 6:00 to 6:20 each evening except Satur day of next week. This is not in tended as a denominational or ec clesiastical proposition, but as a com munity matter an opportunity for the expression of the prayerful im pulses of the heart in this time of 'national and world-need. There will be no formality, no addresses, no set order in these prayer-times. At tendants may come and go at will during the period. There will be sing ing and prayer for just fifteen min utes -6:05 to 6:20 and then dis missal. It is understood, that if this meets a real need among the citizens of Columbus who believe in prayer, it will be continued indefinitely, al ternating by weeks among the down town churches. Mr. M. F. Cook, one of the most popular members of the local police force, has been absent from his post the past few days, or rather nights. ras he is on nocturnal duty, having been confined to his bed by illness. During his absence his duties are being per formed by Mr. J. D. Lawrence. Hon. Joe Cook, president of the State Normal College, at Hatties rjurg, has been spending the past few days in the city. will stop at the Court House, where their exercises will be held and the white section will hold its celebration at the First Baptist Church. Thej following will be the program here: i Singing of the National Anthem, "America," led by the Great Lake. 1 Naval Training Station Band. . j Prayer by Rev. W. L. Duren, Presiding Elder of Columbus Circuit, ! North Mississippi Conference. Oration, Hon. Percy Bell, of Greenville, Miss. Benediction, by Rev. T. L. Holcomb. LOUD APPLAUSE GIVEN PLAYING TALENTED COLLEGE STU DENT APPEARS ON OR, CHESTRA PROGRAM, CONCERTS PLEASE Local Music Lovers Delighted With the Two Excellent Program Rendered. The famuos Russian Symphony Orchestra made two appearances et the Mississippi Industrial Institute and College Saturday, having been heard at a matinee at 3:30 in the af ternoon and again in an c.ening con cert at 8 o'clock. The fact that the Industrial In stitute and College is located here has made it possible to bring to Co lumbus some of the most famous ar- ists and most celebrated musical or ganizations that hae toured the country during the past decade, local appearances having been made by Paderewski, Sousa's Band, the late Lilian Nordica and other distinguish ed stars and combinations, and it is doubtful if any of these have been more cordially received than was the Russian Symphony Orchestra. Large crowds greeted the orches tra at both the afternoon and even ing concerts and. the splendid pro grams which were given received merited applause. The appearance of the orchestra here brought to Columbus many visi music lovers fr mvarious near by towns and cities having attended (Continued on Page 4) VAUDEVILLE BILL GIVEN BY SOLDIERS LARGE AUDIENCE GREETS THE CAMP SHELBY BOYS AT S. D. LEE HIGH SCHOOL. A vaudeville entertainment was given in the auditorium or the Stephen D. Lee High School Thurs day night by a company made up of soldiers from Camp Shelby, near Hattiesburg. This was the second company of entertainers from Camp Shelby to visit Columbus this week, the Q. M. C. Minstrels having ap peared at the Industrial Instituip and College last Monday night. Both aggregations were greeted by large audiences and numerous courtesies were extended the soldiers during their stay here. The crowd which greeted the vaudeville artists at the Stephen D. D. Lee High School completely fill ed the spacious auditorium and the splendid entertainment was thor oughly enjoyed. While the enter tainment was given whollyby soldiers from Camp Shelby, one fair Colum bian was seen on the stage, Miss Frances Woodward having appeared as a Red Cross nurse and having presented a most charming figure, the piquant costume which she wore having added materially to her pris tine loveliness. One of the pleasing features of the program was the violin solo ren dered by Master Harry Rinehart, the boy violinist He played with a tech nique exceedingly rare in one so young, and won merited 'applause from the audience. Other artists on the program who won applause were Messrs Louis W. Smith, contor tionist; John T. Karney, the Killame accordionist; Noe and Carter in a scintilating sketch entitled "A Coal Deal;" J. Ogden Balch, monologuist: Mayhew and Demmer in a pleasing skit entitled "Now and Then;" Watson and Bowlin, "The Funmak ers;" Borden E. Shook in "A Breath From Hades" and George W. Bromagen in vocal selections. Mr. J. W. Clark's friends are glad to see him out after an illness of several weeks. GRAND JURORS FIND ONLY 12 TRUE BILLS REPORT SHOWS COUNTY TO BE IN MOST SAI.U. TARY CONDITION. LAW IS OBSERVED Restriction of Liuqor Sales is Largely Responsible for This . Condition. The grund jury impnnnelled for the spring term of circuit court for Lowndes county adjourned Thurs day after having been in session only four days, and that the county is in a most salutary condition is evinced by the fact that only 12 indictments were returned. There has boon very little lawlessness in the county dur ing the past few months, and the beginning of the term found the lo cal jail practically empty Court took a recess yesterday morning and will reconvene tomor row morning. For several years past the people of the county have shown an increas ing respoct for the statutes nml the number of crimes committed has steadily decreased. There is no doubt of the fact that the uniform man ner in which the statutes are being obeyed is due largely to stringent prohibition laws enacted by'hational and state legislative bodies during recent years as thse laws have made it exceedingly difficult to obtain in toxicants, and the roistering and rowdyism which once followed drunken bouts hive practically be come things of the past Under present conditions the time of local courts is consumed largely in the trial of civil cases, and there seems to have brfen a decrease even, in litigation of this character In fact, there is 'so little for he court's to do that there hasbi-on considerable talk recently of reducing the num ber of annual sessions. Under ex isting statutes Lowndes county ha? three terms of court each year, and many well informed citizens think that the number should be reduced to two. L. A. VAUGHAN ENTERS INTO RACE POPULAR COUNCILMAN FROM THIRD WARD ANNOUNCES., FOR RE-ELECTION. Th Commercial th::; morning pub lishes the announcement of .Mr. L. A. Vaughan as a candidate for re election as member of the citv coun cil from the third ward. Mr. Vaughan has been a member of the eouncilmanic board for a num ber of years and has made an ex ceedingly faithful and efficient pub lic, servant. He is generally recog nized as a most astute business man, and ever since he has been in public life has exercised judgment and dis cretion in voting upon all matters that came up for consideration be fore the body of which he is a mem ber. There is no doubt of the fact that Mr. Vaughan 3 well fitted to accept nbly discharge the duties of the po sition which he now holds and seeks to retain, and his constituents can always rest assured that their inter ests are safe in his hands. Wm. Hart at the Princess Monday. Big Program AH Week. The attraction at the Princess for Monday, the 22nd, is Wm. Hart, the famous "2 Gun Man" of the photo play, in a big virile red-blooded story of the gret Northwest, "Blue Blazes Rawden," a picture in which this great character actrr scores a decided success. The admission is 5 and 15 cents. The attraction for Tuesday, the J 23rd is the Broadway favorite Emily! Stevens in "Outwitted," a story of a j woman who dared much and won. It j it an exceptional production, and the ; star scored on Broadway in "The Unchastened Woman," so you are ! assured of a production much above j the average. ! rtrruoeiim R and If, ront Have you bought a War Saving? , Certficate? COUNTY MARS GOAL IN LOAN BOND CAMPAIGN MANAGERS COMPLETELY SATISFIED WITH RESULTS TO DATE. $169,800 IS TOTAL Poth Crawford and Artesia Have Already Completed Their Quotas. Lowndes county is slowly but sure ly approaching her goal in the third Liberty Loan campaign, $ltV.i.SiH) of her total allotment having been sub scribed up to the time .he hank--closed yesterday afternoon. Of this sum $ 1 50,000 was secured in Colum bus and represents (:?3 individual subscriptions. The billies' ommittee secured 113 individual subscriptions, representing a total of $2(,100, while the negro committee secured $'.M(0 from 1(5 subscribers. Outside of Co lumbus, the town of Crav ford fur nished $7,300, with 2C individual subscribers, while Artesia came up with $0,300, representing 33 separ ate subscriptions. Artesia and Crawford have already passed their goals, and while Colum bus has not yet fully subscribed the amount allotted to her, which i $207,350, there is no doubt of the fact that she will finally "go over the top." Mr. E. C. Chapman, who i: direct ing the local drive, and Mr. F. P. Phillips, the rali't manager, are con fident that Lowndes county will sub scribe the full amount allotted to her. In discussing the matter yes terday Mr Phillips called attention to the fact that none of the Columbus banks had as yet been asked to sub scribe and declared that whrr thos subscriptions are finally received they will more than make up for any deficiency that may then exist Rev. E. P. Craddock, of Kika. has been spending the past few days with Mr. and Mrs. (i. XV. Boyd, at "Cradland," their attractive country borne in the Dunbar neighborhood. SPEAKERS URGE BOND PURCHASES V!R3. ANNETE SMITH TYNOALL AND JUDGE T. B. CAitROL BOOST CAMPAIGN Mrs. Annette Smith Tydall, of Ma con, chairman of the ladies' auxil iary of the third Liberty loan cam paign for the Eight district, was tin; principal speaker at a meeting held at the Chamber of Commerce Thurs- lay afternoon to boost the local campaign, and an address was also delivered bv Hon. T. B. Carroll, of taikville, judge of the Sixteenth 'circuit court district, who is prcaid- ng over the spring term cf circuit coast now in session here. Mrs. Tydall came to Columbus in response to an invitation extended by Mrs. H. F. Simrall, chairman of the local ladies auxiliary and the meet;ng was held under tha auspices of that organization. Mr?. Tyndall, Lke numerous other patriotic ladies in various sections of the country, ia devoting a great deal of her time to arousing iritero st in the third Liberty Loan, and she' earnestly urged the people in Colum bus and the surrounding country to buy bonds. Judge Carroll also de livered a vigorous address along the same line, having forcefully urge, his hearers to become holders of the securities. Red-Blooded Americans Within the Dra't Age, Step Forward Present yourrelf to your local boards at the earliest possible mo ment and list your names for quick service. Those who secure induction in several branches for this service, will receive personal benefit, which will aid them in advancement both in their army career and in after life. This opportunity is only open to men within the draft age. Apply to your local boards at the earliest possible moment for full information. This offer will expire on April 27. Serve your country wilh the skill which is yours. GERMANS ARE DRIVEN BACK BY THE ALLIES BRITISH FORCES SUCCEED IN PUSHING TEUTON LINE BACKWARD. MORALE AFFECTED Immense Losses Said to Have Had Deleterious Effect Upon Kaiser's Men. Dispatches received in Columbut over romn.!rcial wire lad night ft vie that the Germans have been drive11 back several miles by the Brit ish. Press dispatches se"t out earl" irr in the day make no such statement as thee dispatches declared Haig's men were making countv-r assaults upon the enemy' and had succeeded in regaining some ground which had been previously lost. According to these dispatches, tha British lines in the Givencny Festubrt rector cf the battle front which were dented by powerful Ger man attacks on Thursday, have been completely restored By a series of brilliant counter assaults the British first division tr.rew the Germans from all the ob jrcteetives they had gained in this district and send them reeling back tr their old positions Again heavy Ccrmin los'cs marked the course of the combat. Tha successful British attacks in this zone and a flare up of fightitng r'sr Robecq broke the infantry lull, which had been existing in the Flan ders battle field As the German pressure weaken" ed, due to loses and exhaustion, the ulli'd counter measures are growing !n strength. j ITEMS "OF INTEREST OVER Tp COUNTRY GIST OF THE NEWS GATHERED HERE AND THERE AND PRE SENTED IN BRIEF FORM. The Fuel Administration has is ued a warning against the use of domestic sizes of hard coal by indu.f !:t tal plant. Kfpre'entatives of the musical ntrunient industry have agreed to ; curtailment of their output to 70 jt cent of normal durim April and "tiiy. A total of 1 (Hi.oOO women are now n the pay roll of the Prussian 'k'ssi.m Railway according to a Mtemctit in the I.c-iptfige Plustricrte !! ir-.'. Th total amount of foodstuff hipped during March from the Unit ed SHiU? and Canada to the Allies fet.u'ilirg to ire Food Administra ion, was about 1,100.000 tons, com i.ired with 7."0,000 tons in Febru ary. Bed Cross workers at line of com inur.ication enr.teens in France ac ompany American ?o!d-rs on shop ;nt' tr-ps, to see that thev r-re;ve orrect. change and otherwise advise hem in the'r encounter:' w'th French hoppers. Three lundJrg field have- been btiilned for the proposed Washing-'on-N'ew York airplane service, at ,Va--hineton, Philadelphia and New Vok-k. According to the Post Office department, the service will start iot later than May 15. Purine; the first year of war the irmy paid $t'0, 000,000 for horse ini'vn vehicles and harness; more ban $30,000,000 for horses and Titiles and harness. Expenditures ror the fiscal year ending June 30, 1010, for fuel and forage are esti mated at more than $300,00000. To February 20, -he -Director General of Military Railways had nlaced order for railway supplies valued at $112,000,000 and with an igyregate weight of 754,000 long ons; the General Engineer Deport, to February 1, issued 0,300 orders for material valued at $202,000,000. Candidate in Fifth Ward. Through error the Commercial of 'ast Thursday stated in a headline hat Mr. J. B. Love was a candidate for city councilman from ward four. Mr. Love is ir. the race from ward ive, and we gladly make this cor rection. Mr J. R. Tackett left Wednesday for Hattiesburg to join Pr. Tackett.