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PROMINENT MAN DIES AFTER A LONG ILLNESS UNVEILING W.O. W. MONUMENTS IS POSTPONED UNITED STATES MARINES IN A TRENCH CHAUTAUQUA NURSES TAKE GAS TRAINING SEVEN CHARGED WITH TREASON IN INDICTMENT ENGAGEMENT BEGINS HERE M IIP t'- x - I DEATH FINALLY ENDS SUFFERINGS OF CAPT. D. D STEPHENSON BURIAL YESTERDAY Funeral Services Held At the the Late Residence of De ceased At 6 O'Clock P. M. Capt. D. D. Stephenson died at his home on Main street last Thurs day morning, his death having fol lowed an illness of lengthy duration. He had been tenderly nursed and had receive the best medical attention ; but the malady stubbornly refused to yeild to treatment, and it had been known for several weeks past that he was steadily nearing the end. Capt. Stephenson was one of the county's best known and most highly esteemed. For a long time he re sided in the Caledonia neighborhood, where he was engaged in agricultur al operations on a large scale; but a number of years ago came to Colum bus, where he immediatedly became prominently identified with local fi nancial and civic activities. He was a member of the board of highway commissioners for supervisor's dis trict No. 2 and was also one of the directors of the Merchants' and Farm ers' Bank. He was possessed of un usaully fine business acumen and his judgment was highly regarded by hi9 associates and by the public gen erally. Capt., . Stephenson, who was 68 -yearij o)i, is survived by-his widow, four daughters, Mrs. B." G. HazzarJ of Huntsville, Ala., Mrs. H. M. Kno of Virginia, Mrs. L. E. Mayf ield and Miss Annie Stephenson of this city, and two sons, Messrs. Duff and Grady Stephenson, both of whom are in the army. Funeral services were held at the family residence at 6 o'clock yester day evening, having been conducted by Rev.""R. Excell Frye, pustor of the Firet Presbyterian church, and having been followed by interment in Friendship cemetery. This week we are going to include in our sale men's and youth's Cool Cloth and Palm beach suits at Lipsey's. Mrs. Mattie B. Whitman ha re ceived a cable from her husband, Lieut. Frank Whitman, stating that he had arrived safely abroad. Miss Louise Peaeher is spending the week-end in - Birmingham with friends. Special offerings at Lipsey's this week in men's and youth's straw hats. REEVES TO GET VETERANS' JEWEL HAS BEEN MEMBER OF KNIGHTS OF.PYTHIAS TWENTY FIVE YEARS. A n.ost interesting and impressive meeting will be held by the members of Tombigbee Lodge No 12, Knights of Pythias, next Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock, when the presentation of a veteran's jewel will be made to Mr. Charles M. Reeves, a well known cit izen of Columbus, who for many years has been an active member of the Knights of Pythias Lodge. To each of its. .members who has taken active part in lodge work for twenty-five years, the Order of K. of P. honors him with a handsome jewel. , The meeting Tueday evening is ex pected to be largely attended. Dis trict Deputy Iva L. Dorrah, of Macon who is also past grand chancellor of the K. of P., has been invited here to make the presentation speech. Mr. J. S. Long, of Pickensville, Ala., spent Friday in Columbus on business. Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Neumann now havv apartments at the Cady flatt. WILL NOT TAKE PLACE UNTIL NEXT SUNDAY AFTERNOON LAMB IS TO SPEAK 'arade Will Include Service Flag Showing More Than Forty Stars. The unveiling of monuments which have been erected during the past year to deceased members of Queen City Camp No. 23, Woodmen of the World, which was announce dto take place this afternoon, ha9 been post poned until next Sunday. The program prepared for the oc casion is an elaborate one, including an address by Judge Thomas Lamb of Eupora, and a monster parade, in which one of the Woomen will carry service flag bearing y more than forty stars, each one representing a member who has entered some branch of the service since the United States entered the war against Germany. Music at the unveiling will be fur nished by the Princess orchestra, and in addition to the address by Judge Lamb, Miss Juanita Gardner will re cite William Knox's celebrated poem, Oh, Why Should the Spirit of Mor- talbe Proud?" Among the deceased Woodmen whose monuments are to be unveiled are two former mayors of Columbus. Hon. W. C. Gunter, who was in office at the time of his death, and Capt. E. S. Donnell, who served as chief executive of the city for many years. Other deceased members to be sim ilarly honored are S. D. Harris, Geo. Ezell and J. J. Ellis MAETERLINCK'S "THE BLUE BIRD" AT PRINCESS MONDAY The famous Belgian poet, Maurice Maeteriii. k, tells a won'irui tt ry of happiness, tn his superb emboli ral Bpectacle, ''The Blue Bird," which the whole civilized world has ac knowledged as a master creation. And now that this world famed story of real happiness is produced with the skill and elaborateness It deserves, thousands upon thousands, who have never been fortunate enough to see the play can witness the photo-play,-which is a production of surpassing beauty, so clearly inter preted that the youngest child can ap predate and enjoy the picture. It is a mighty spectacle of happiness; it will be a revelation to you. You are urged to not miss this pro duction. and we assure you that you will always remember "The Blue Bird" and its message of hafpiness Matinee 3:30 and 4:45. Night 8:45 at Airdome. Admission, 5 and 15c. Mr. David Pope, who during the past session has been a student at Emory College, in Oxford, Ga., ar rived in Columbus last week and will spend the summer here with his pa rents, Rev. and Mrs. S. L. Pope. City of Clubs. . London has the name of the world'i greatest club city, but as a matter of fact, in this respect it is poor second to Havana, Cuba. The clubs of Ha vana are larger, more numerous and more powerful than the clubs of any other city In the world. Everybody in Iluvaua belongs to a club. There is one club there with 45,000 members. Out of a population of 350,000, it is estimated that the total club member ship exceeds 125,000. No other city euu even approach this proportion. 6even Eclipses. A romance of old wars might make much of n year that recorded seven eclipses solnr and lunar. Eclipses counted tor much In the dim years when fighting was men's most Impor tant business. Yet no one who lived tn those days would hove known that there were seven eclipses, so perhaps the heavenly portents would have , ex erted less than their due Influence od human superstition. Coquette's Sad Ending. The life of a coquette Is very llki that of a drunkard or opium-eater and Its end ts the same the otter ex tlnctlou of Intellect, of cheerfulness of generous feeliog, and of wif-renpect Mrs. Jameson. Read our advertisement. fee JL 1 ifore niv some of the American luiuinfs In a trench In the AiUbrtcs:; sector In 1'ri'ncc, nml.v to meet n niNh of the Huns. Many of (he Marine corns tire now m; the flubllng Hues r - . MARINES CHARGE RIGHT UP TO MUZZLES OF GERMAN GUNS AMERICAN AND FRENCH FORCES CON TINUE TO ROLL GERMANS BACKWARD, MAKING EXTENSIVE GAINS ON THE MARNE FRONT. With the American Army at the, Marne, June 8. Amer ican marines who are stand ing with the Ficnch between the German armies and Paris, have, extended their gains of Thursday. They have ad vanced to a 'depth of nearly two and one half miles pver front of about six miles northwest of Chateau Thierry capturing several villages and three hundred prisoners. Not one of the marines has been taken prisoner. The mixed Franco-American forces that rolled the Ger mans back in the fierce fight ing northwest of Chateau Thierry on the Marne front, LOCAL NEGROES HEAR FINE TALK DR. BOWEN, OF ATLANTA, TELLS OF DUTY IN TIME OF WAR. Dr. Bowen, of Atlanta, one of the best known negro educators and the ologians in the South, delivered an address at St. James' Methodist Church on Military road Friday night, having spoken in behalf of war ac tivities, and was heard by a fairly large audience. A prominent local white educator who was present declared the address to have been one of the best that he ever listened to and expressed regret. at the fact that there were not more white citizens on hand to hear it. Dr. Bowen is one of the men des ignated by the government to deliver speeches in this section for the pur pose of interesting members of his race in activities connected with the war, and he is performing his work in a most efficient manner. He possesses forensic ability of an unu sual high order, and pointed out the duty of the negro in the country's time of need in a most impressive and convincing manner, Miss Kelly Bell, of Deerbrook, is visiting her cousin, Miss Fannie Har rison, for the purpose of attending the chautauqua. EVERYONE MUST HELP. Wars cannot be fought without mor.ey, and upon the Treasury center every financial demand upon the Nation. Tha rich of this country cannot alon meet tha needs of the Nation; the man of the country cannot do It alone; tha women of tha eountry cannot do It atone; but all of us, tha people of tha United States, disre garding partisanship, forgetting selfish Interests, thinking only of tho supremacy of right and determining to vindicate the majesty of American Ideals and secure the safety of America and civilization, ean do tho groat and siiUn&J work which Cod hi CilliJ upon us U do. W. Q. McADOO, Secretary of tho Treasury. J I ' Photo b1 have proved just as valiant in holding their gains' as they were in making them. Powerful counter assaults were driven home by the al lied fire and the attackers were flung back to their old positions, leaving the field covered with dead and dying. Meanwhile the French and Americans continue to extend their gains and fighting still rages over a large portion of the western flank of the Marne saliant From Ourcq to the Marne the French have driven home vigorous thrusts which ad- vanced their lines. M'CLANAHAN MAKES WAR ON VAGRANTS SAYS HE WILL HAVE CITY FREE FROM IDLERS WITHIN TWO WEEKS. Mayor McClanahan has inaugurat ed a vigirous drive against vagrants and declares that within Iwo weeks he will have the city completely free from loafers and bums. Both civil and military officers have been searching diligently for slackers for several weoks past, and several draft dodgers have been rounded up and sent to Camp Shelby. The war on vagrants has already had a beneficial effect, as several lo cal industrial enterprises which for several weeks were short of labor now have forces sufficiently large to run their plants on full time. There is still urgent need for hands on adja cent farms, however, and Mayor Mc Clanahan intends to make all the Ioafers'go to work. Mrs. D. D. Griffin left yesterday for Helena, Ark., where she goes to attend the wedding of her brother, Dr. Grady Eubanks, which takes place on June 12. Miss Eloise Pope, the attractive daughter of Rev. and Mrs. S. L. Pope, left last week for Greenwood where she goes to visit her aunt, Mrs. F. S. Jones. FIRST LOCAL ENTERTAIN MENT GIVEN YESTER DAY AFTERNOON GOOD ATTENDANCE Large Crowds Present At Both Afternoon and Even ing Entertainments. Yesterday marked the opening of the annunal local engagement of the Redpath Chautauqua, and large crowds attended both the afternoon and evening entertainments, the tent.which is located on the Franklin Academy campus, having been well filled on both occasions. The initial program yesterday af ternoon was a most interesting one, having not only included the Fairchild Ladies' Quartet, a splendid musical organization, but having also witness ed the organization of the children's work for the week. This is an im portant feature of the Chautauqua and always brings both pleasure and profit to the children of Columbus, who are taught many useful things by a novel method which makes the work seem like play. The feature of last night's program was the npperance of "Lieutenant Nickles of the British army, who de livered an exceedingy interesting ad dress dealing with life in trenches. Lieutenant Nickles spent manv months on the Western front and won distinction for gallantry display ed while fighting the Boches. He is a fluent and convincing speaker and held the interest of his audience throughout the entire time that his address was in progress. The engagement is for five days, and interesting features will be pre sented each afternoon and evening, the program including the Montague Light Opera Singers in "A Japanese Romance;" Ralph Bingham, "Amer ica's greatest humorist," in a humor ous monologue; Detective Harry J. Loose of Chicago, in address detailing many thrilling experiences, and other amusing and educative features. THE "A. R. C." What does "A. R. C." mean? It spells Arc, and suggests the greatest heroine in French history. And, strange to say, these letters are part of the title of present-day heroines in France. Every woman with "A. R. C." after her name has heard the "voices" juBt as surely as did Joan of Arc. And, like her, these women are to help free France. Uncle Sam is looking for 25,000 women who will tack "A. R. C." to their names, put on uniforms and go to help drive the enemy from France. "A. R. C." means American Red Cross. Every woman who joins the nurs ing service of the Ked Cross is a modern Joan of Arc. Just now there is a great demand for these latter day Joans. Tho campaign to enroll 25,000 American Red Cross nurses is in full swing. It began last Monday and is to continue through a fortnight. While the plan is to get the required number in service by January 1, 1919, most of the recruiting is to be during the two weeks beginning June 3. The Gulf Division of the Red Cross is to enroll 1,000 registered nurses. Applications can be filed with Chapters of the Red Cross or direct by mail or in person to Miss L. A. Daspit, R. N., Director, Bureau of Nursing, Gulf Division, American Red Cross, New Orleans. All nurses physically and profes sionably capable of doing Red Cross service are urged by the government to enroll. Those who have retired on account of marriage are asked to resume practice at least part of the time so that there will not bo a 'ack of nurses at home. " RAINS FORECAST FOR SOUTHEAST STATES Washington, June 8. Local rains with seasonable temperature are fore -asted for the Southeastern States fnr the first part of the week, beginning Monday. After that the weather will be fair until about Friday, when more rain is indicated. 0 "' j To lit them fur ihuW'H wi th; fiunv, hospital army nurses ur receiving khn Instructions at Cump Kearney, Cali fornia. This omclul photograph kIious ono of the army imichos leaving tho gut chamber. ROAD BONDS SOLD BY SUPERVISORS SECURITIES HAVING TOTAL VALUE OF $50,000 ARE DISPOSED OF. At their recent monthly meeting the Lowndes county Board of Super visors sold $ 5,000 worthj of road im provement bonds, l hera were two ssts of bonds sold, each being for $25,000 and the purchasers were the First State Bank of this city and' Sidney Spitzer & Co., of Toledo. The money derived from the bonds purchased by the First State Bank is to bo used in mproving the West Port road, while that secured from those purchased by the Toledo firm is to be used in im proving the Artesia road. Tha bonds sold at par and bear interest at the ate of 6 per cent. Now that the bond3 have been sold ontracts for improving tho roads will oon be awarded, and the woik will probably be concluded before the fall rains set in. Another important step taken by the supervisors was its action in pro viding for the appointment of a county demonstrator. The board ap propriated the sum of $1,200 a year fur a deinon.stator and thin will be supplemented by $600 from the Fed eral government, making a total sal ary of the demonstrator, who has not yet been selected, $1,800 British Geological Photos. A committee of the British Associa tion for the Advancement of Stl.'iice Jihs been engaged for many yeurs in forming a mitlonul collection of photo graphs Illustrating the geology of the British Isles. -According to the Inst report the collection now Includes up ward of B.OOO pictures. More thnn a thousand of these were taken In Yorkshire. A collection of the same 'Iinrncter Iihh been made by the geolo gical survey of Great Britain, wliirli hns recently published a list of Its Scottish pictures. IUith tt.e B. A. com mittee and the geological survey offer prints mid lantern slides for na!e. The Tunbrklge Wells Natural History so ciety offers prlxes for photograph of scenery Illustrating geological features, Scientific American. Siamese Study in United States. About fifteen students from Slnm have registered at Amorlcnn educn tionnl Institutions this year to qmilify In the professions of Itiw. medicine and civil engineering. Several such stu dents have In the past graduated from American colleges and cnglneeriM schools and are now employed by their own government In Important public works. Incidentally they have been the means of Introducing American ma chinery, scientific apparatus and other mauufactures into their country. Among the students who left the Unit ed Slates In August were four holders of king's scholarship, and these young men will be educated at the expense f the Siamese government. Dash or , Genera! Inn Hamilton, who has a pretty .talent for writing, coinilnlns that his descriptive messages from the front were sadly garbled by un lettered censors. Which reminds us of the story how some writer protest tug the historic charge that, "Our army swore terribly In Hunders," said It was really an erroneous rewriting by some lunkhead of: "Our army ad vanced with great dush.M Boston Transcript. ' SENSATIONAL DEVEOP MENTS PROMISED BY INVESTIGATORS WOMAN IS INCLUDED Five Are American Citizens, While Other Two Are Ger man Subjects. New York, June 8. Five American citizens and two subjects of the German em,-. pirc, one ot therri .. wrman, are named as fellow con spirators in two indictments returned by a federal grand jury here Friday. Investigat ors declaied their operations the most sensational under taken by German intelligence agents since the war began. The indictments allege con- i 'i . . . . .. j spiracy to eommn treason anu conspiracy to commit espion age. The assembling and transmission of information relative to America's prosecu- ionofthewar; the destruc tion of American picrsj decks and troop transports with fire bombs; destruction of quick silver mines in this country to hamper the manufacture of - munitions; assisting Germany in taking an armed expedi tion in Ireland; fomentation of a revolt against British rule in Ireland; raising of funds in this country with which to finance these operations, and lestruction of munitions fac- toiies and mines in Great Britain are charged as rami fications of the intrigue. The wording of the indict ment-, comprising 30 pages, intimates that the conspiracy may be of even broader scope. This is suggested by a para graph in the treason indict ment, which alleges that in July, last year, one of the de fendants sent a cablegram to Olten, Switzerland. Mr. Ike Winston spent the week end in Meridian on business. ECLIPSE OF SUN IS VISIBLE HERE CITIZENS OF COLUMBUS ENJOY PRIVILEGE OF WITNESSING UNUSUAL PHENOMENON. 4 The eclipse of the sun, which took place yesterday evening, was plainly visible in this city, and was watched with interest by many Columbians who had their smoked glasses ready and who began to gaze skyward as soon as Old Sol commenced to hide his face. The eclipse was first apparent apparent here about 6 o'clock.at which time the sun was almost entire ly obscure. The skies had an exceed ingly dark appearance, somewhat sim ilar to that which offen precedes a heavy rain, and for a short time the darkness was so intense that some of the merchants found it necessary to turn on their electric lights. The eclipse was visible through out the entire country, the area of totality having been sixty Tiiles in width and having extended from northwest to southeast across the con tinent Lot of small size ladies' oxfords and pumps at Lipsey's. Must go this week.