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i r 1 VOL XXIV. NO. 91. COLUMBUS, MISS., SUNDAY MORNING, JUNE 16, 191. FRIERSON TO DELIVER THE MEMORIAL TALK LOCAL LAWYER WILL TALK WHEN WOODMEN MONU. MENTS AREUNVF.il EO. J. K. VARDAMAN DESERTED HIS CONSTITUENTS D MANY SOLDIERS ARE SOON TO BE SENT ABROAD 0 Construction vs. Destruction BOLL WEEVILS NOW IN LOCAL COTTON FIELDS MAKE Al'PEAKANCF. ON MIG NUMBER OF NEARBY PLANTATIONS LAMB CAN'T COME Eupora Jurut Finds it Impoi. .ibl to Fill Engagement to H.r. Judge Thomas Lamb of Eupora, who van to have Jolivccd the address at the unveiling of mo.uments erect ed to rnor iM of Queer, GiV Cmp .r 1 - - u t.l tViia WO. 6, wooumen 01 me wiu, afternoon, found it impossible to till the engagement, and his plate on the program will be filled by Hon. John F. Frierson, a prominent num ber of the local bar. The fcrensU ability of Mr. Frierson is well known to the people of Columbus, and they can confidently expect a forceful and eloauent oration. The program prepared for the oc rnsinn is an elaborate one, including the address by Hon. John F. Friersor and a monster paraae, ir which one of the Woodmen will car a service flag bearing 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 memorial address Miss Juanita Gardner will r cite William Knox's celebrated poem, "Oh, Why Should the Spirit of Mor tal be Proud?" , ... ,-. The program will also include a vd cal solo by Miss Elise Lipscomb am) a duet by Miss Grace Wright and Mr? W. R. Sparks, with Mrs. B. K. Ses sums as accompanist. 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. H. Ezell and J. J. Ellis. Mrs. Frank P. Rice Dead. News of the death of Mrs. Frank P. Rice, which recently took place at her home in Atlanta, was received with sincere regret here. Mrs Rice was well known in this city, having been the mother-in-law of Mrs Chailes Rice, a Columbus girl, who before her marriage was Miss Annie Sykc:, daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. R. L. Sykes and a niece of Gen. E. T. Sykes. Mr. Louis Hirshman has returned to the city from northern markets. MANY AVIATORS ARE SEEN DAILY BIRDMEN FROM PAYNE FIELD ALMOST CONSTANTLY FLY- i ING OVER COLUMBUS. Embryonic aviators in training at Payne Field, near West Point, are beginning to fly around the country in large numbers, and the sight of an airman here has become so com mon that it has ceased to be a nov elty. , "The birdmen still attract some attention, however, from youngsters who delight to see them perform fancy stunts and who . are continually on the lookout for some thing new in this line. While landings have been estab lished in a number of towns and cities in the territory contiguous to West Point none has yet been estab lished here. Columbus sent a com mittee to West Point several weeks - ago to ' confer with Col. Hurd, tiu commander or Payne rieldV m re gard to establishing a local landing, and CoL Hurd later sent officers here to make an investigation. Sev eral tentative sites were visited, and the officers stated that they would submit a import to the commander fcuJ would aJvUe the local committee regarding his decision in the matter, but nothing has ever been heard FORMER SUPPORTER TELLS WHY HE OPPOSES JUN. IOR SENATOR. RECORD REVIEWED Stubborn Remittance Shown by "White ChieP' On Question- Affecting Liberty. Greenwood, Miss., Jume 12. "I notice, Mr. Bradford, that you have been selected as chairman of Pat Har rison's campaign in Lefloro County. What has coma between you and Sen ator Vardaman-"-have you not here tofore been an adherent of his?" was a question asked of J. W. Bradford of Itta Bena, a loading attorney and prominent citizen of this county, by a newspaper man yesterday. "Yea," he replied, "I have always supported Mr. Vardaman in his as pirations for office; my people have been his political friends for many years; my native county (Calhoun) has alwav niled uo magnificent ma- yfm for Mr Vardaman for any tning in Mississippi that he has ever soUght We did all we could, both in influence and vote, hm in the United States Senate. We did it be- cause that in James K. Vardaman we had a friends a friend to all of the people. We Vlieved that he would stand m the halls of the greatest de- iterative body in the wni-lr pro- claim allegiance to us, and there make a record that would reflect our desire for a greater state and a greater na tion. "But, instead of breathing the spir it of his-constituency in the state, he P3 fter act, vote after vote greviously disappointed, chagrined and embarrassed us. His record lm the Senate, instead of cherishing the liberty, independence and honor of our great country, has tended to placate us as weaklings, afraid to de mand our just rights for fear we night be called upon to back up the djjmand with the sword. No I can- afford, as a citizen of our great country, to indorse the course of Mi... Vardaman, and since it is issues ind not men that -count for high office, it follows that I shall not sup port him in his aspirations to succeed himself in the Senate." "Do you think that a sufficient number have deserted Mr. Vardaman to insure his defeat in the cominc election?" You have the sentence backward. No one has deserted Mr. Vardaman. but Mr. Vardaman has deseserted us, noj; in time f peace and tranquil, but at a time when the sacred honor of this republic was hanging in the bal ance. He deserted the people of Mis sissippi, and finally he deserted the party that placed him in power. My God, what prompted him to do it?" "Yes, Mr. Vardaman has some very hard things to say about us some ugly things to say" about those who oppose him now and who once were his political friends but I tell you Mr. Vardaman's genius in the use of the armored cruiser variety of de nunciation . to intimidate those who are just half loyal will avail him nothing now. He used to be able to keep them in his ranks with that kind of stuff, but, tako it from me, it won't work any more. His former supporters have quit him in com pan .es, battalions, regiments, brigades, di visions and army corps in Mississippi I cannot believe, knowing the people of Mississippi to be red-blooded Amer icans that Mr. Vardaman will have more than a corporal's guard in his camp when the count is made in Aug ust." Mr. Bradford then was asked "What particular acts of Mr. Var daman, as shown by his record in Congress, is t that you object to so seriously? To this he replied: "In the first place hia ')mplete record shows a consistent'eourse of jtubborn resistance to the great ques Hon affecting our liberty, nonor and orosoeritv. and to tht Democratic party." Hia record showa his vote against the shipping bill at time when the aoulh and middle west were crying for help on account of trans portation being cut off on the high seas ; the shipping trust, when the na tions at war commandeered their ships for war purposes,- demanded freight rates equal to our products; (Continued cn page 4.) MRS. LOWRY DIES AFTER LONG ILLNESS POPULAR LADY PASSES AWAY AT HER HOME ON NORTH THIRD AVENUE. Mrs. Lucy Franklin Lowry died at the Frar.klm home on North Third avenue at an early hour Thursday morning, her death having resulted from a complication of ailments and having followed an illness of lengthy duration. - 4 Mrs. Lowry possessed a sweet and amiable disposition, and although practically an invalid for several years pii". hv.d bori'e hoi suffering which her illness entailed without murmer or complaint, having been always cheerful and hopeful. She was j ?ssesseii of rare intelligenc and was & close student, having pos sessed a great fund of information J which made conversation with her i not inly interesting but instructive. 1 Mrs. Lowry, who waa about 48 ycr.rs old, was a member of a family that has long been prominent in Co lumbus. Among the surviving rela- ives are i wo uncles Il.m. 'f. B Franklin, wh is well known in po litical and fraternal circles through out the state, and Hon. M. A. Frank- in, who is collector of customs at Honolulu Havaii She wi also re lated to "Hon. Cornell Franklin, who was formerly assistant attorney gen- ral oi Hawaii, but who recently re signed, to enter the army and who is an assistant on the staff of the judge advocate general. Funeral services were held atthe Franklin home at 5 o'clock Thursday afternoon, having been conducted by Rev. E. Lucien Malone, rector of St. Paul's Episcopal church, and inter ment in Friendship cemetery follow ed. McCULLOCH WILL TALK HERE MONDAY SECRETARY OF SOUTHERN iu CIOLOGICAL CONGRESS TO SPEAK AT COURT HOUSE. Hon J. E. McCulloch, gereral retary of the Southern .-vhioiubh-b. Congress, with headquarters m W! ington, fvill deliver two addresses r the court house Monday, speaking t negroes at 2 p. m. and white cit;z" one hour later. The principal object of Mr. McCu' loch in coming to Columbus ir arouse, local interest in a joint meet ing of the Southern Sociological Con ference, the Mississippi Division o' the National Council of Defense ar the superintendents education in the different counties of the state which is to be held at Gulf port July 9, 11 and 11 for the purpose of d's cussing war work. Mr. McCulloch appears here unde- the auspices of the Lowndes count" speaker's bureau, and Maj. H. A Lincoln, chairman of the bore.r urges all civic and patriotic orpin i7P tions to have representatives presen to hear him. B.Y.P.UTO GIVE PROGRAM TONIGHT SPECIAL S ERVICE ARRANGED FOR FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH THIS EVENING. On account of the pastor, Rev. T. L. Holcomb, being absent from the city, the members of the Baptist Young People's Union will give a pro gram at the . 8 o'clock services this evening. The president, Miss Mar Shackleford, and Miss Lillian Wood, the vice-president, have charge of the program, which is as follows: Song "Sweet Hour of Prayer;" Prayer, Miss Mary Shackleford; Solo, Mr. Fred Belk; Bible quiz; Song, choir; Sentence prayer led by Miss Lilian Wood and closed by Miss May Shack leford; Scripture reading: John 15:1- 11, Misses Ruby Branch and Lucille Wilson; Subject, ''Tht True Vine," discussion opened by, Miss Lillien Wood ; "The Union of; the Vine and the Branches,' Mr. Allen PuekeU; "The Vine and the branches," Miss Lovda Walton; Song, f' Savior Wash Me in the Blood;"" "Tle work of the Vinedresser," Miss Thelma Morris; "The Faithful Branch," Dr. P. I. Berry; ''Withered Benches" Mr. Lee; "Conclusion Thought," Mr B. Grace; "A Broken Brarfl;," Miss May Shackleford; Poem, be Church's Prayer for Her Soldi s,"- Miss Lil lian Wood; Song, "Blei Bo the Tie;" Benediction. The public is cordially invited to attend this opening icssion of the Union. Mjry Pickford at Prinotn Monday, In "Amarilly of Cloth.tlino Alley." What is conceded to be the fun niest photo-play "Anerica's Sweet heart" has ever appeired in.is the at traction at the Princess for Monday 17th, and while the tory consists of amusing incidents i is also full of simple, homely phiIsophy, and en deavors to prove tht two extremes of society can never nix happily. Mary Pickford, laa never had a better role than she has in this one, and knowing this liile star, you car. decide for yourself, is to the possible merit of this, her !.te"st production. It is a clean little sry, that will de light you. Matinee 3:30 and 1:45, Night 8:45, at the Airdome. Admission 10 and20 cents. Mr. Hampton VillUrot Dies. The sad news annuncing the death of her brother, M; Hampton Wil liams, in Washingtn, Ga., was re ceived here last nipt by Mrs. Loui? Shull. The remains willbe taken to M" con, where intermit will probabl; take place Tuesday The Commercia joins the man friends of Mrs. Shit in extending her deepest sympaty. Saint Paul' Cireh To-day. Holy Communioiat 7:30; Sunday School and Bible Cii at 9:30- Ar Communion and rmou. at 1 1 :00. Evening Prayer, ar Public Baptism of Infanta at 6:00 Vek-Jay er vices Wednesday, The Liny and War Ser vice at 10:00. McADOO MODIFIES FREIGHT ORDER ACTION OF DIRECTOR GENERAL MEANS BIG SAVING TO MIS SISSIPPI SHIPPERS. Jackson, Miss., June 15 The Mississippi Railroad Commission was in receipt today of a telegram under date June 12 from Charles E. Elm auist. Washington representative of the state railroud commfdston," atiout 30 in number, who participated in the conferences with Director-General McAdoo regarding the proposed increase of both intrastate and in terstate freight rates, stating that as a result of the work of these repre sentatives of the states that order of the. director-general of railroads hac! been modified so that all increase will apply to both state and interstate tlass and commodity rates and class ifications, subject to minimum claff rates, provided in interstate classfi- cations as amended, and the minimum charge of $15 will not apply to brick, cement coal, coke ore. ttravel or stone. Only one increase will apply to through or combination rates, except as to grain and grain products. Car minimum charge not to apply to switch movement within terminals. The modification of the order se cured through the efforts of the state's representatives means the sav ing or hundreds of thousands of dol lars to Mississippi h;ppers. The conferences with the officials in Washington and with Drector-Gen- eral of Railroads McAdoo at White Sulphur Springs, Va., was attended nnd participnted in by Ross A. Collins, attorney-general. r ' C. Russell, rate expert, as representatives of Mis sissippi. WHITFIELD URGES SALE OF STAMPS PRESIDENT OF INDUSTRIAL IN STITUTE AND COLLEGE DOING FINE WORK. Hon. H. L. Whitfield, president of the Mississippi Indir;a Institute and College, has joined the ranks of th.- War Savinf1 rt"-- anj is now delivering a series of speeches in different sections of the state in behalf of the campaign. Mr. Whitfield spnt last week ir Sharkey county, where he delivered several addresses, and his work will undoubtedly prove effective in the different communities which he vis its. Mr. E. A. Trask, of Birmingham, formerly superintendent of the Ala bama Grocery Company, arrived in Columbus the past week and has bje come manager of the Ford Sales and Service Station formerly the Colum bus AuM Co. Mr. Trask expect" to ii.ovl Li fi.i!y l,cre wilh'.a a iliurt time, and they will be given a cor dial welcome to the city. INJURING PLANTS Wilh Dry Weather, However, Damage to Crop May Not be Very Great. Following the rains whirh have fallen in thi section during the paA few weeks, boll weevili have appear ed and are reported to be damaging cotton on plantations in several dif ferent neighborhoods in the territory contiguous to Columbus. The infested area seems to be con fined to the eastern portion of the county, and the pests have not as yet appeared in the prairie section west of the Tonibigbee river. This is probably attributable to the fact that the amount of cotton planted in this section is comparatively small, the prairie farmers devoting their atten ton largely to the raising of cattle and to the cultivation of alfalfa and other legumes. The appearance of the boll weevils was not a surprise, as yet weather, is conducive to their propa gation, and farmers have been look ing for them ever since the frequent showers which this section has ex perienced during the past few weeks began to decend. The cominir of the pests, however, is a source of keen regret, for up to the time of their ap pearance cotton was looking tine and prospects for a bumper crop were ex cellent TIH impoasrM at tlie prenent "time to estimate the amount of damage that the boll weevils may be expected to do, as this depends largely upon the character of the weather exper ienced between now and the time the crop reaches maturity. If the weather is dry the damage from the weevils will probably be comparative ly slight, but if rain falls at frequen' intervals the prospective yield will un doubtedly be materially decreased. Farmers will not only hope for the best, but will doubtless cultivati' thoir fields with renewed, vigor, as one of the best ways to circumvnt the pests it to push the crop to early ma turity The many friends of Mrs. E. D Taylor, who has been in West En Hospital in Birtninghan for sever weeks, will be glad to know that sh is convalescent and wTH be able t come home soon. Mrs. A. J. T eland and little ron John, of Ohio, arrived here the past week to join Mr. Leland. who now holds a position in the office of the Refuge Cotton Oil Co. The mary fr-em'" -t Mr. and Mrs. Steven E. Slaughter are glad to wel come them to Co'umbuB. They will make their future home with Mrs. J. E. Slaughter. Mr. Eugene Foster leaves today fo Greenwood, where he hisheen namet manager of the H. and B. Dry Clean ing Company of that city Mr. R. T. SnUb, of Los Angeles, Cali., is spending several days herr the guest of his aunt, Mrs. E. C Chapman. Dr. and Mrs. C. C. Richards and two attractive children, of Marlow, Okla., are visiting relatives in this city. Mrs. Sim "Sparks, of the Dunbai neighborhood, spent Friday and Sat urday here with relatives. Mr. R. A. Mullins Many friends rc gret to learn of his serious illness the past few days. Mr. Jack Craddock of the FtM- ville neighborhood, was a visitor to Columbus Friday. WILSON SENDS f.NCOUKAG INC. CABLEGRAM TO l'HF.5 I DENT I'OINCARE. TO CONQUER HUNS Inequality f Forrei Will 1? Overcome and Peace Win l Victory. One year ago last Friday the first American tioops landed on French oil, ami the anniversary was marked tiy an exchange of telegrams between President Wilson and President Poin eare, the outstanding feature of which which was a pledge of the President of the United States to pour troops into France "until the forces of free dom are made overwhelming."' The message was the outstanding feature of the capital's celebration of Flag Day. It reads as follows: "Your telegram of yefterday was certainly conceived in the highest and most generous spirit of friend ship, and I am sure I am expressing the feelings of the people of the Unitd States, as well as my own, when I say that it is with increasing pride and gratification that they have seen their forces under Gen. Pershing more and more actively co-opernting with the forces of liberation on French soil. "It is their fixed and unalterable purpose to send men and materials in steady and increasing volume until sny temporary inequality of force is entirely overcome and the forces of freedom made overwhelming for they re convinced that it jsonlyby victory that peace can be achieved and the world's affairs settled upon a basis of enduring justice and right. "It is a constant satisfaction to them to know that on this great en terprise they are in close and inti mate co-operation with the people of France." Only Two Poundi of Sugar Can be' Sold. The purchase of sugar hai atrair been restricted by the food adminij tration and grocery merchants car sell only two pounds to a rustom instead of five as has been the niie Rural customers can purcrcve five pounds. Mr. G. B. Shrtton Di. Mr. George B. Shelton a we! known planter residing five mile north of the city, died about 6 o'clooV last evening. He was fii) years of age. Funeral services will take place a Friendship cemetery at 3:30 o'clocl this afternoon conducted by Rev. S L. Pope, pastor of the Firrt MethodWt church. SCHOOL TRUSTEES DISCUSS CAMPAIGN PLANS TO PUSH LOCAL DRIVE OF WAR SAVING STAMPS ARE FORMULATED. A meeting of the trustees of the various public scnooTs o? the county was held W the court house Saturday afternoon for the purpose of discuss ing plans for the local War Savings stamps campaign, and was largely at tended, more than one hundred trus tees and other cithens who are interested in the work having been present. The meeting was presided over by Prof. E. A. Stanley, who is directing the campaign and who delivered ar addrc?s in which he explained to the trustees the methods to be employed in registering pupils. Addresses -were also delivered by Hon. J. I. Sturdi vant, Maj. B. A. Lincoln and Mr. F. 1 Ellis, all of whom stressed the im portance of the work. The school trustees are evincing i commendable intei c-t in the work.am! several of them stated that thev ha ' already sent out registration er i pupils. The registration will take plee Friday, June 28. which hs designated as War Saving stamps day by President xWilson. from him.