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COUIMBUI MM I It - I flat 1 1 I Ml UATi; IN If (( !, -) . in t r i- !'T i v, Mr.Vii'o jiioviiiifi;! ! 1.1 1 Acronlin ' i ;i : t.itr m. rt Kcnitly issued hy ILm. Kn.-s ('oiling .iltrrm-y funeral of Mississippi, the iiincisc, while supposed to i.e only pir n-nt, nvilly rjinyea from that figure '.ill the way up to Xt) percent, and averages about 100 per cent. (Jen. Collins sLitos'that the new lates are ruinous and will not only cripple all industrial plants but put nrinv of them entiiely out of business. In companv with representatives from abut twentv-i'ive different states, Gen. Col lins recently presented to Director General McAdoo a petition vigorously protesting against the proposed increase. The delega tion first went to Washington, but- finding that Mr. McAdoo had gone to White Sulphur Springs, W. Va., followed him there and pre sented the petition. When the petition was presented to Mr, McAdoo he made no statement asto whether or not it would be granted, but the Mississippi Railroad Commission has since received a telegram from him in which he states that he has modified his order so that all increases will apply to both intrastate and interstate class and commodity rates and classifications, subject to minimum class rates, provided in interstate classifications, 'as amended, and the minimum car charge will not apply to brick, cement, coal, coke, logs, on? 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 secured through the efforts of the State's representa tives means the saving of hundreds of thou sands of dollars to Mississippi shippers, ft j f-i Hi r.-j m ; Georpe Creel has asked for an appropria tion of $2,000,000 to run his publicity bureau, but Creel has not shown much respect for Congress, and members of that body want the publicity bureau placed under their super vision. Creel has been freely criticised in print and is as unpopular in newspaper cir cles as be is among congressmen. r.. f5 fi fa P.i As a result of gallantry displayed on the Toul front, 92 Americans were recently deco commercial! CIVIC IMPROVEMENTS. j u,r m M,h..f, The jjH.Mj mannr n which Columbian! - ' . . a . a a have sumenbea to Kcl trot campaign, LibiTty mn fundi and other war time activi tiin provci not only that cash Ik plentiful hi re but that ihU cah can be obtained If the proper 1 1 li if fi tli.it aftrr ware ban been renfored uornc of the pitfiotie ritirn who have Uenr.oiiurcefcs.ful In ftreuting money for Unelc Ham will turn thi ir attention to Holicitintf fund for mmf. irgmlly needed civic improvements, ('olumbim h in urgent need of several public institution, prominent among them lieifi n Young Men' Christian Asuwhtion and a public library, and while the Commer ci.il would not nuKgnut that anyeffoitbe undo to raise funds to erect building of thi ch.i racier while the war k in progress?, we do hope that the work will b; taken up after peace has been restored. It h the patriotic duty of every city and (own throughout the country to help Uncle Sam and his allies down the Kaiser, and no local undertakings should be allowed to inter fere with this work; but after Germany has been subdued we should transfer our activi ties to civic activities, and should work just as hard to secure money for local improve ments as wc have to secure it for bellicose operations. OOOOOOOOOOO 00000.0000000000 000000 0 00 0 0 ANNOUNCEMENTS. 0 0 0 00000000000 ooooo W f ftUltifif !'4 III unil'illfifa TIIOMAK II f'AKItuM fIMtl'1! t,t ttf III (' f-MI, rlrrtiil tti itt l.fl!i, ml) t Ift ulion t't ll.e 0fiwf all W. W. MAf.RUDf n r. . Afiot f it. I I .r.'u'h frail hi;si: HAHMi ni., if,!;) :! '!!! ', '. (Hid Olllfr p.'lt t ill ,n hi.rs throughout Mis- vciy 1 1 1 1 r li lip'i t ;n a result o! it i i ... i iith I'- 'if (I ly Uircnor i ivwr.u ;it; inrrcaje in ireigm 0000000000 000000 o o o Tiimr. who cannot f;o o T I IfMB WHO CANNOT fiO f Klwrl A. l!rmnn (Of Th Viifilri! ) m p to M WON'T LIMIT DEBATE. The Senate has declined to limit debate during the period of the war, a bill making provision for the limitation of speeches hav ing recently been defeated by a voto of 51 to n. The bill was introduced by Senator Under wood of Alabama, and despite spirited oppo sition he and other supporters of the measure hoped that it would pass. When the vote was taken last Thursday, however, a dozen Democratic senators unexpectedly joined the Republicans opposing the measure, and its defeat followed. Defeat of the measure leaves in full force the cloture rule adopted a year ago after the famous filibuster on the armed ship bill. This rule provides for a restriction of debate if the Senate approves by a two-thirds vote a peti tion signed by 16 members. fH M A BS Wl r, . Tk " "" ''" "" 4 " ' ' ...... , Dispatches from the battle front would be more interesting if correspondents devoted more space to description of the fighting and less to personal experiences. It is said, how ever, that a lot of the war stories, especially thoe appearing in magazines, are written in Paris by men who have never seen the war front, and this naturally accounts for the pau city of real news. jet m m fc Henry Ford, who is famous as a manufac turer of automobiles and erstwhile advocate of peace, has recently had an unusual honor bestowed upon him by being indorsed by Michigan Democrats as a candidate for the U. S. Senate. Mr. Ford is a Republican. M I Ma There is no cause to worry over the fact that cucumbers have recently doubled in price, as most people who eat them after- 0000 6000 0 00 0 0000 Ar you norry? Or tc you trln'l? IVrhnp you wouM vn if you fmiM, but you mtiit ntfty nt horn. You ennnot p n hrra nt th imttl front, hut you ran liv heroically y li'Tpynf you nr. It tki five men nt home to kn onf man in the trr nrh-. You bi'trmic to on tf thi-xp (rrotip cf fiv. The five men ut home mtmt rtnm together ard do thr thinirs that fount, most for the man nt thn front. For any one to fail is to play false to the cause for which we work nil they fight. You cannot fight, but you can work and pray j you can love and nerve; you can save carefully and (five nM'r'ifire ally. Above all else you ougilit to worship in times of war. We believe our cause is righteous. Our faith is justified. Our human inatincts are not lyinfr to us. The lofty ideas for which our brave boys are fighting are the ideals for which pure Christianity has stood for nineteen hundred years. When the church has been blind to the vision of the ideal she has grown weak and unworthy of the great leader. We stand with him today for the sanctity of womanhood and the protection of children; far justice and mercy, truth and righteousness; for industrial, " political and social democracy: for international law and universal brotherhood ; for the estab lishment of the Kingdom of God on earth. These are the great ideals which carry with them freedom, peace' and happiness for all the future. After all, true religion is the real conservator of civilization and the happiness toi all tha future. The ultimate unity, of humanity... The, fu ture of democracy and civilization is bound up with Christianity. d w ith French honor crosses, which is con- wards double up with abdominal pains. rate vincing evidence of the fact that the Sam mies are valorous fighters. r-j f-i. K m r i Clothes are said to be about 50 per cent cheaper in hnglamt tnan in America, wmcn pRying back dbt i a pleasure if you hav th mom- indicates that Some of the war profiteers are ey; and having them paid is a plasur if you jetthmen- siiil doing business in this country. ey. M Dl h h A The Fourth of July will soon be here, but the firing off of explosives will probably be confined to the battle fields of France. Getting Personal. It is time to get exceedingly per sonal about this war. It is time foi everybody to' say "I" and "you" and "us" and 1lours" in talking of the great conflict. Have we been strictly personal with ourselvts? Are we asking the Red Cross question of ourselves and responding with the t'utk, the whole truth and nojhing but the truth? We all know tha$, Red Cross questiop "While someone gives his life, what are you givirg?" . More and More a million volunteer? in the Arm and Navy of America have been unsparingly personal with themselves in recent months. Each has asked h'mself the question : "Are you ready ti die now if your country needs your ife?" Each has answer ed, "Yes." They all have been hero ically persoiAl. As the days of conflict run on, no matter how nany years they produce every one o us who cares' about this nation of oirs, every one of us who ; ares about foe things that go to make civilization ehd liberty, will continue to ask himsrTf or herself that ques tion, "While Someone gives his life. what are yu giving?" Chicago News. . jj M n M M Endowment Insurance At Ordinary Life Rates The Phoenix Mutual Accelerative Endowment Policy is a combination of all that is best in life-insurance. Let me explain this contract" to'you. JESSE P. WOODWARD General Agent Odd Fellows Building Phone 531 Columbus, Miss. Hold Yoir Liberty Bond. Secretary M-Adoo says: "I earnest ly hope thati every one who ha bought Liberty Bonds will try to keep them for the period of the war at least. . . . .11 each and every pur chaser keeps lis Liberty Bond he helps to protcH the credit of the fioVernTYlPllt hi mnintninino- Ya mai. ket. for the b'ojds at par, which is a very helpful ting in war time, and a so rendeij a more essential ser vice to our bldiers and sailors the field by pacticing those econo mies and savins which release ma terials and Itfor necessary to the support, if nd the very life, of our Army and Naiy." Southern Rail ay in Mioinippi Ad vancst irPaenger Fares. in Under wdejof the Director Gen eral, United Sites Railroad Admin Lstration.advanes in passenger farei istration, advai-es in passenger fare an other chants will become effec tive June 10, $18 After Junei, 1918 Mileage anc1 Excess Baggai Books of the issue of this Companypld prior to June 10 1918 will not good for passage or for payment oVxcess baggage charg e but will he deemed. Tickets soldi t coach fares as pub lished in tarifl will be good In coacl es only unlea passengers pay the higher fares 1 travel in standac sleeping cars, jarlor cars or tcuri 0 ItKMON rOR TODAY. 0' 0 0 0000000 0000000 0 M. Ht lUm Rrif M U(M Wfcut, U i Ike CUmd: J.k JT JI. rf tmf frt..il.n tn,thiuf, lt m lake tinr that hU h ) Vi,, n (Ke , M rail "The in the n.,.,'U" Htw ju.t try In rr,, !, thai l.ute mnf. '," Vri he j,rhp ,en t.Uifsg 4tm- the ih'l thirikinf !hl (hare rool'l he ton p!a'ln tut )t until (l Ihe ilif)ioinlmrnt ml mftr4 f life fcii lf. wfi ,u IhM U rrtUtake. It 1 h,t in ll, r, mon I of the , Hi0'l that yu my fmd your "briM iirh," h,,'. In it Wht if your lot may be, m the lot of jithef ha been, one ron tinud lruifi(le in the end ; rrnm!iff lay thiil find How whet i het fur you. Your irratt liteaeinf my le In Ihe verr ilir.fioifitment Upf. 'Men f not Ihe briKht Jifht in Ihn louda." Miiiioe your trouble . a tiime lifiitifioinlment wi ll It will only erv to nhow you your utter ili-prndenre upon find "from whom cometh evry good and perfrrt gift". That hiiiineaa rlisappoinlment should tench 1 you a sympathy for th other man that you could never have had with continued o called "good fortune." Let us try to illustrate the lesson we wish to teach here by concrete e ample. If any man was ever the"crea ture of good fortune" tn this life only, it was Nero, What was thin that the world could furnish that was not his? Truly of him it may be said "the wish is father of the pof sesion." But lifeten, do you envy Nero or would you exchange your present condition with him, were he living today as he di3 in his day? I need not make answer for you, for you have already done so before I could even suggest it. But do you Xnow there was another man living this life at the same time of Nero, and in the sam$ country. Instead of a Palace he had a prison. In stead of giving dinners which cost him thousands of dollars for a single meal, his fare was often the simplest, nnd sometime w are told, he had nothing at all. But which would rou rather be: Nero, seeking his light in the disperson of the cloud, Saint Paul seeking his light in it? So after all, my fellow Christian, it is a question of "where" we are looking for our light in the cloud or after it has passed away. 4The blessed appostle's experiene is only typical of the lives of man women today; possibly your's. This is absolutely true, the men and wo1 men you have ever known or ever will know, they whose footfall you would most love to hear fall on your door-step in time of trouble, are those who have been mellowed and rendered holy by not always having their own way or heart's desire. Is it not a great mistake of which we are all guilty at some 'time or other, that we fail to do certain real duties because we saw it i so rimmo place and has been done by so many people? Remember; what has been done, can-be done, by you as by others; yes, it is being done todfi":' not by you, by others. When our natural vision has been tempered by the exercises of the spiritual vision, we will always see our light in the cloud, however dark it may loom over us. Let us recall last Sunday's sermon, these darfc days are for our "testing". They come laden with rich blessings, if you will looT for them. They con tain a "bright light." If you are in sorrow or trouble, may the Lord Teur. Christ help von tn eerl- v light, and to find it! Thus your, shall be a "peace which the world cannot give", but which "passeth all understanding." Buy Thrift Stamps in Public I Of course you are frugal and pat riotic; you buy your share of thrift stamps. But do you buy them in public, where all may see and follow your example? You know the old patent medicine seller's trick don't you? He gets his "cappers" .to buy the first bottle; then the "suckers," encouraged, flock up and buy frtely. It's good, practical psychology. Nobody wants to be first. They may be willing to try, but they are afraid of being con spicuous. That's the way for all patriotic citizens to help he thrift campaign. Every loyal friend of the government should mako himself a "capper" and always buy thrift stamps in public, to encourage those who hesitate or are not convinced. ' See the idea? If a poor man sees DR. T. H. HENRY Phone 21. Office hours 10:30 to 11:30 a. m., 4 to 5 p. m. Residence Phone 189. : Office 1st State Bank Bid. Dentist Office, First State Bank Bid?;. " ir-. ft i HV4IW M Join the imtt' Cbbl In every communi! cy r u- 1,1; , h! y fifii-nj who f:i;l 'Jt :A t i ! l' l" I fin a r a f . M rs',' Aistt fin r :f ii ' i i '.: .! I i ..I,, fif.if f TV . 1 . .... ..!. W'r J - ... - J War Ssnnijis Stamps ni;i lift l-ouht tv ul'.ln ;r is.!!ii !ij.illf lh ,imt f.imily. Iiovycur. ui i iat mif i.uu can luy ihf liiii't ( t liim-itli r.r I .1 I'u.i' iimouiii for v.uh t it t .i a. If '.Sraea join t!ic Ixi.'y t, s.'liUC Ainorintrj ulifi i:ivc rl.flftl t!i( f: a Ivci to Ixiy ni YTk innny Wiir S vin;, ; St.impn ni ilif Rovctaaicr.t :.:.. .r,lwr wliifh the Covcrnrr.f ;.t 3 then VU conr'it:::! fiiterc-t. Tl:ii rp .ee is donntcd by r E. V. BENJAMIN it n .1 .... i i... T 4 . v uunnit-u vy aw i a rich man buying thrift stamps, he considers it a.9(?d investment.. If a working girl sees a fine lady col lecting thrift stamps, she is sure it is the thing to do. So, every time you buy them, just advertise the thrift campaign a little. Don't be ashamed of buying, be proud of it! Let peo ple see make a fuss of it! Buy thrift Btamps in public and you really double the patriotic value of the pur chase! ' Buy thrift stamps everywhere, and as often as you can. But a lot of them atonce.. Buy one here and one there, - Every time you see a seller, buy a stamp. It not only emboldens others to buy, but it encourages the ' sellers to sell makes them more en ergetic in their efforts. Remember," you can afford to" buy thrift stamps you can't afford not to. You are simply buying money and at a bargain. Now' cut this but' and give if to yarn friends. Ask them also to buy thrift stamps in public. Let's make buying thrift stamps more popular! Gelett Burgess, of The Vigilantes. Card of Thank- We wish to thank our many friends for the many courtesies and beauti ful floral offerings received by us when our loved one left us and went to heaven. ' ; , 1 . Mrs. Frank Burleson, J. D. Burleson. There will be an all day singing at Mt. Vernon on tfie fourth Sunday in the month. , Dinner will be served on the grounds. The public is in g TheMerchants&FarmersBank Columbus Miss. Liberal Treatment Prompt and Efficient Service Solicits Accounts of Firms and Individuals o 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 SI 0 00000000000000000 00 0000000000000000 To AM Consumers of Gas NOTICE CHANGE OF RATES. On and after May 1, 1918, the following rates will be effective: First 2,000 feet $1.60 per thousand Next 1,000 feet 1.60 pe thousand Next 1,000 feet 1.45 per thousand Next 1,000 feet 1.40 per thousand Next 1)000 feet 1.35 per thousand All over 5,000 feet 1.30 per thousand All bills must be paid by the 10th of the month following service rendered. Minimum Charge $1.00. The above change in rates will equalize the cost to all consumers alike. The rats on the first 1,000 feet remaining the same as the previous rate. With the efficiency f,Mdern Gas Appliances against the cost of other fuels Gas will prove a great saving to our consum ers. ' : -COOK WITH GAS AND SAVE. COLUMBUS RAILWAY, LIGHT & POWER GO. Commercial Dent, Phone 197 sleeping cars.