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I t VOl XXIV. NO 5. COMJMfiU. MI.1V, SUNDAY MORNING, JUNf; .10, I0IH. LOCALVORKERS ALLIES SMASH WHITFIELD IS;KEEN INTEREST AT HOME AFTER IS EVINCED IN SPEAKING TOUR STAMP DRIVE D 0 Harmony FOR RED CROSS ENEMY LINES COMPLIMENTED AT FLANDERS CHAPTER PLACED ON IIONOK ROLL OF THE GULF DIVISION THEIR WORK IS FINE Garments So Well Made that Inspection It No Longer Necessary. The local Red Cross Chapter hn accomplished such splendid work in muking garments for mcmben of th. American expeditionary forces abroad that it has been placed on an honor basis, and these garments will here after be shipped direct to the soldiers without undergoing inspection befo; being placed on board the vessel, which are to transport them t France. Heretofore all garments have been sent to New Orleans, which is th headquarters of the Gulf division of the American Red Cross Society, and were subjected to a rigid inspection there before being loaded on outgoing vessels. The work of the local chap ter has been so universally satisfac tory, however, that such inspectkr is no longer considered necessary and the various articles will go to Franc in their original packages. In action of the executive officials in de ciding to discontinue the inspection is quite a compliment to members of the local chapter, as it demonstrate the fact that their work has been con scientiously and efficiently perform ed. . The local chapter recently diippe ' the following articles to New Orlean 358 bed shirts, 114 suits of pajamas 110 pairs of socks, 99 sweaters, r layettes, 1,018 surgical dressing The total value of the shipment, whir' represents the output of the chapter for the month of June, is valued r $1,803.40. MANY COLUMBIANS VISIT PAYNE FIELD Fully fifteen hundred people from Columbus were among the thousands of visitors who spent Thursday af ternoon at Payne Aviation field near West Point. A special War Savings Stamp celebration was held and in this way much money was added to Clay county's quota. During the afternoon many ex hibitions were given, the feature most enjoyed being the formation flying and the scene of about fifty planes ;r the air at one time led by Maj. Heard. Arrives in France Mrs. Eloise Bell yesterday receiv ed a cablegram from her brother, Mr. S. B. Johnston, stating that he ar rived safely in France. Mr. John Eton several weeks ago left here to take up Red Cross work abroad, and his many friends are glad to learn that he has landed safely and is about to enter actively upon his new duties. "T WILL MAKE TALK TO MILL EMPLOYES THOS. P. DUDLEY WILL ADDRESS EMPLOYES OF LUMBUR COM PANY WEDNESDAY. Mr. Thomas P. Dudley of Ken tucky, will deliver an address to em ployes of the Columbus Lumber Com pany next Wednesday. He is con ducting a campaign throughout this section under the direction of the Southern Pine Association of New Orleans for the purpose of arousing interest in waractivities among labor ing men, and the subject of his ad-i dress will be "Obligations of Labor in Winning the War." Mr. Dudley is a member of Illinois State Council of National Defense and is devoting his energies to a effort to convince laboring men that they have important work to per form in connection with winning th war and that thev are second in inv portance only to the soldiers who r now fighting on the battle fields c' France.. BRITISH MAKE AD VANCE OVER THREE MILE FRONT TAKE MANY MEN Thousands of German Soldiers Meet Death In Hurricane of Bullets. London, June 29. British troop in attack against the Germans have advanced their line over a front of nearly three miles to an average depth of marly a mile east of the Nieppe forest, which lies between Baillieaul and Bethune, according to the British official communication issued this evening. West of Merris Australian troops also captured en emy positions. On both sectors pris oners and machine guns were taken. The operation was an unqualified success from its inception, and the attacking infantry reached all their objections in remarkable short time. By this thrust the British not only have greatly improved their position in this important and much-contested sector, which lies just north of Mer- ville, but they inflicted heavy punish ment on two hostile divisions that were holding the line here the thirty-second division of Saxons and the forty-fourth reserve divisions of Prussians. Large numbers of the enemy were killed in the hurricane onslaught and some 250 of the more fortunate had been collected in the prironer cage""-) before noon. The front of the attack was 6,000 yards in length and lay approximately between Vieux Berquin on the nort1 and Pont Tournai, which is 2,000 yards northwest of Merville, on th" south. West of Merville the British and German lines here had been jammed up almost against the edge of the Nieppe forest in places, with the re sult that the British felt a lack f elbow room for operations. It was in order to acquire more leeway that today's assault was projected. Washington, June 2D. A regiment of troops in Gen. Pershing's expedi tionary forces has been ordered to Italy, probably as an advance guard of additional forces to be sent later, to complete the unity of that front of Italian, British, French and Ameri can troops. Secretary Baker announced today that Gen. Pershing had been instrut ed to select a regiment now in train ing in France for immediate move ment to Italy. It will be replaced by i regiment to be sent from the Unit ed States to fill up the division from which it is drawn. The secretary's announcement per mits for the first time publication of the projects that have been under consideration here and which weje discussed with Gen. Pershing by cable before a decision to send the f irft contingent to Italy from France was reached. The original plan was to use a part of the mobile reserves of the American expeditionary forces for the Italian expedition, but later II appeared likely that the movement would be made direct from the Unit ed States. While there is good reason to be lieve the American forces in Italy will be augmented considerably later, to day's announcement appears to make it certain that no direct movement from the United States at an early date is planned. It is known, how ever, that the suggestion has been considered that the Italian expedition be made entirely independent of Gen Pers,hing' forces, although equally under the direction of Gen. Foch rs supreme commander. The nature of the discussion with Gen. Pershing as to the Italian ven ture has not been disolved The fact that he is selecting the first regi ment to be sent, however, was taken as indicating that it resulted in a de cision that at present at least The purpose of sending troops to Italy, Mr. Baker has explained, if more for political than military pur poses. It i desired to dernnritr;i again that the allied nations and th United States are one in their pur poses on all fronts and to extend the WELL KNOWN NEGRO DROWNS IN RIVER JOE WILLIAMS, OIL MILL EM PLOYE, LOSES LIFE WHILE EXAMINING TRAWL LINE. Joe Williams, a negro, was drown ed in the Tombigbee river a shoK distance below the Mobile and Ohio railroad bridge Friday afternoon, having Tost his life while examining trawl line. He was in a skiff am' was bending over the line when he lost his balance and fell in the river The nerro, who was familiary known as "Preacher" Williams, hv' been employed at the local mill o' the Refuge Cotton Oil Company for several years past, and was consider ed an unusually competent and trust worthy laborer, having been high!;! regarded by the gentlemen undo- whom he worked. Mr. Henry Benbir, former C' umbian who at present holds a no tition as traveling auditor for th- uujukb v,ouon un company anc who is now here auditing the hooks r " the local mill, dived into the rive- cveral times in an attempt to locatr the body of the unfortunate negr" but his effort in this direction prove futile. Late in the evening, however, the body was located by a negro, Joe Walker, who is employed at the Ref uge. Change in Location- The stock of the B-oken Dollar Store, owned by Miss Glass, who for several years past has been in busi ness on Merchant's block, on Soutr Market street, will be moved the coming week to the building formerly occupied by the Ezell Clothing Com pany. Mr. Eli Ashmore, who has been in New Orleans the past two weeks on account of his health, is expected home today. intercourses between the troops of nl' the powers at war with Germany For this reason there has been no .fig gestion that an American arm b' sent, to Italy, although all those r. i,' will see actual service at the front as sociated with the Italian or men probably French and British forces. London, June 29 The Frankfur ter Zeitung reports that M. Tchitcher rin, the Russian foreign minister at Darmstadt that the former emperor was murdered a few days' ago be tween Ekaterinburg snd Perm, says an Exchange "Telegraph dispatch from Copenhagen. , Ansterdam, June 29. The Wolf Bureau, the semi-official German news agency, says it has learned fron Russian fources that the former Rus sian emperor was murdered in a trair while leaving Ekaterinburg immedi ately after that city had been captur ed by Czecho-Slovak forces. Th Wolf P'ir! j1o ppppnf fty report that Alexis, the former crowr prince, died a fortnight, ago after t long illness. H0LC0MB TO LEAVE FOR FRANCE SOON PASTOR OF FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH WILL DELIVER FAREWELL SERMON. Rev T. L. Holcomb, pastor of the First Baptist church, who recently volunteered for work as a Y. M. C. A. secretary abroad, will leave Wed nesday for New York, and expects to sail in about two weeks for France. During Mr. Holcomb's absence 1 family will be with relatives in I rant. Mr. Holcomb will deliver his fare well sermon here tonight, and the pastors of several churches of other denominations will hold no services in order that their congregations may worship at the First Baptist churcl and join in bidding farewell to the pastor. Although Mr. Holcomb ha been in Columbus only a short time he has attained wide popularity, mi l has numerous friends here who wid .him unlimited success in his won nhrniwl R. S. GRIFFIN DIES AT ADVANCED AGE CONFEDERATE VETERAN PASS ES AWAY AT HOME EIGHT MILES EAST OF CITY. Mr. R. S. Griffin, a well knowr Confederate veteran, died at his home eight miles east of Columbus at an early hour yesterday morning. He Is survived by his widow, six sons, H. M. Griffin of Birmingham, Dr. D. D. Griffin, Messrs. A. E Griffin, B. A Griffin, Earl Griffin and Ross Gri fin, of this city, and three daughter Mrs, George Shubcrt of Dallas, Tex as, Mrs. David Gallagher of Amarillo, Texas.and Mrs. Byron Gibson of Co rona, Ala. Funeral services will be held a' Tabernacle cemetery, 12 miles north east of Columbus, at 10 o'clock thi morning, and will be conducted by Rev. J. II. Newton of Shuqualak. Mr. F. C. Price, who for several years past has been in charge of the dry-goods department at Simon Loeb and Brother, leaves this morning for Cleveland, Miss., where he goes to take a similar position with the C. R. Smith Department store. Mr. Price' family will remain here until next tan. Mr. t'rice has made many friends in Columbus who regret his departure, but who wish for him much success in the future.. Miss Josephine Duncan, who has been attending school in Nashville, returned the past week from Birm mham, where she spent a few days with relatives. Miss Louise Riteman. cf Green ville, iR the attractive guest of Mias Marine Kaufman. r4 N N rvd n ! POLICE CAPTURE BOYS WITH BOOZE THREE YOUNG MEN CAUGHT WITH MOONSHINE LIQUOR I N THEIR POSSESSION. The police made a big haul here Friday night, when three well known young men having in their possession a five-gallon oil can ami o three gal Ion jug filled with moonshine liquor were arrested on North Second ave nue just opposite the Lowndes county court house. The booze had been brought in from a moonshine still located tiontt! where near Columbus, and uulomo bile having been u.ed to transport i to the city. The police have MispecL ed for some time past that liquor was being brought in here, and Chief Mor ton and his men have for seveta. weeks been on the lookout for viola tion of this character. The youn men drove up to ft building on North Second avenue during the noctuma' hours and were spotted by Officer. Cook, Glover and Hudson, who placer them under arrest. They were late;- taken before Mayor McC.inahnn nr. placed under bond in the sum of $'.0f each to appear for trial. Agents Entertained. Mr. B. E. Seal, the well known and topular district superintendent of the .ife and Casualty Insurance Com pany, or iennessee, wno resales in his city, entertained informally at Jinner yesterday in compliment tc he eight different agents who are under him. Mr. Seal and his assist ants have done a big business the past year, having made a splendid record. Yesterday was Mr. Seal'a forty fifth birthday, and it was his pleasure o have with him during the day th following agents: Messrs. N. A Jolmes, of Macon; J. P. Champion We t Point; L. A. Clark, of Okolonn, W. Stevens, of Tupelo; Werta Rob e-rts, of Aberdeen; B. W. Brown; J C. Morris and E. B. Nowlin. of this ity. These gentlemen presented Mr Seal with a pretty office chair. In return they received gifts. Mr. B. P. Ferriday, the popular traveling representative for the Ref uge Cotton Oil Company, has return. ed from a pleasant fortnight's visit to his sisters in Natchez. Port Gibson. Vicksburg and Clarksdale. .Vr. and Mrs. N, W.. Iljirison and Miss Viva Harrison, of Macon, anil Mrs. J. L. .Thompson, and Muriel Thompson, of Brooklyn, N. V. spirit Saturday with Mr. and Mrs. CM. Flynn. Dr. Winston F. Caine, who has been visiting relatives here, left Fri lay for Nashville, where he will spend a few days before going to Chatta nooga, where he will practice dentis try. Mr. Geo. Grounds left last night for 'n the future. His family, which is visiting in Louisiana, will join him later. DECLINES 'lO COM MEN I ON SIIAK1 CP IN COLLEGE MAIL NO OTHER CHANGES Iliad of Institution Has Not- ing to (live Out IU Hardin: .'acuity Personnel After having spent several week in the central portion of Miir-.ippi delivering speech- in behalf of the War Saving stamp campaign, Hon. II. I.. Whitfield, president of the Mis sissippi Industrial Institute and Col lege, has returned to the cit. When asked about the recent action of the board of trustees hairr "' trol over the University of Missi-'.ip pi, the A. and M. College and the In dustrial Institute and College in elect ing Mr. D. L. Ross, formerly secre turyof theUnivc rsily of Mi:-'srsippi,to succeed Mr. D. T. Gaston hi secretary and Rev. James McCaskill of Colum bus to succeed Capt. J. A. N'eilson as proctor of the local institution, Pres ident Whitfield said he had mi :t;itr ment to give out. It is understood that President Whitfield, in his annual report to the board of trustees, recommended the re-election of both Mr. Gaston and Capt. NeiLson; but the trustees, in stead of giving favorable consider i tion to the report, declined to r elect these gentlemen, and n:rned V.t Ross and Mr. McCaskill as their sue "essors. Mr. Ross it to he Fucceed. 'i as secretary of the University of Min--issippi by Mr. E. If. Ki.'.g of !. dona. President Whitfield Ftated that he had nothing to five out retrardin" other changes in either the faculty or 'he business staff of the institntior iver which he presides. Enlirti in Murine. Mr. William Lovo, a graduate of Franklin Academy, after passing with the highest honors of his class at the noted old Davidson College, in North Carolina, has enlisted in the marines ind is now in the training camp at Port Royal, S. C. The gallantry of our marines in France is attracting the attention of the world and young America i rushing that branch of the service. believing in General Forrest's maxim: ''Get there first with the most men," :s the way to win the war. Rev. Green Honored, Peisuant to the call of the li.--hop he Episcopal Council for the Diocese )f Mississippi met at Jackson the nist week and elected Rev. Willian Mercer Green, grandson of the firs1 ishop of Mississippi, to be bishop oadjutor of the Diocese of the state. Will Enjoy Barbecue. The members of the local camp of he Modern Woodmen of Amoricn ind their families will on next Thins lay, July 4, enjoy a barbecue a' f.ake Park. An add; ess will probab' e delivered by some promincr.' peaker. S wanry-Gentry. Mr. Will E. Swanzy, a well l.r.o citizen residing near Caledonia, ait J Miss Nora Gentry, of Star, A I. .vere quietly married Thursday mort ing at the home of Rev. T. E. Or ry, pastor of Central Methodic 'hurch. Board, to Meet. The regular monthly meeting of '.he board of supervisors of Lowndes county will convene sit the court house tomorrow morriine;. The c it "ounrilmen will meet in regular set :ion on Tuesday evening. Mr. Will Myrk-k's many ftiend here will be interested in hear'ng thrt he has arrived Vafely abroad. Mr. Oscar F'erguson, of Camp Beauregard,- will Teturn tomorrow if ter a -visit in this county. N Mr. J. W. Bell, of Paragould. Ark.. "f eflfin Jtrr t ,ln- f n f 1- , 1 , . .., t t-"C-V -j -4 ill V-Wmiiiua with friends. Read our advertisements. MEETIMiS HELD Hil DAY THROL'CHOUT C 1 1 Y AM) COUNTY RETURNS NOT IN Rf ports Have Not l!en Tabulated, and Amount Pledged Unknown. A vigoroiM campaign for the juIm of War S.n stamp ..( i im kif t e, in ColunibtB and thi mi. hnui. Lowndes county Friday, but the re ports mi led-. 4 have not beer ti! ulnted. and Prof. K. A. Stanley, the ."onnty chairman, stated last night that it was impossibe to give even ihe apptoximate idea of the amount ecured. In the c: y of f ",1'inihiH 'nertings for both white and colored people were held in each ward, while in the rural communities the district schoolhouses were used as places of .inutlgamation. Gentlemen who are horoughly posted regarding the U'rms upon which the stamps are be ing jold attended 'all these meeting- and explained to the peopb teat they veie not being asked to give thoir noney away, but were merely beu.g reipiest''. to bn I if to Unci' Sam nd that it would later be returned o them, with interest. A splendid .'ffort was made to interest the color 'd people, many of whom became lilr Tal purchasers of stamps. The nrincipal rea-'on that it hsi Seen impossible to secure accun' lata regarding the number of stamps old is that thetp such a largo lumber of committee5! at work nn! 'hat. mnny of these committees did not tabulate their rerorN, havi-m-rely turned in th individual dodge rnrds. Tht.i made it nece-s i ry to perform the work of tahulatior at the county headquarters in th Chamber of Commerce and the tasl :s a gigantic one. While the responie on the part o 'bo people was exceedingly poner ous. Prof. Stanley does not thir' hnt, a sufficient number of pladt'e were secured to cover the county Uotment which is $fl r.,Ono, rn 1 it will probably be neressnry to eon ' inue the work until the pledges reach his amount. The merchants of the city cIosp heir stores while the meetings were n progress Friday afternoon, and itizon por-orjiHy evinced a keen ntercst in th cnmpni'n. Dr. am! Mrs. C. C. Rirhank who t'lvo been jcperiilin.T the pusfc srvern vet'U here the stunts f relatives will 'rave todiy for th- home in Mar- 'ow, Okla. Mr. Goodloe McGahey, of Birmin;: rant, who is well known in Columbus was a visitor here yesterday, hivinr en a guest of hi nephew, Mr. T V. McGahey. RESTRICTIONS ON FOOD STRINGENT NOW PRACTICALLY IMPOSSIBLE FOR DINERS TO SECURE ELABORATE MEALS Food retrictions are becornii ir more stringent each day, and people who ire accustomed to dine elaiunatdy ire finding it impossible to secure many of their favorite dishes. The mist rigid restrictions are :;hose regarding the service cf beef in various forms. Beefsteak can be secured only once a week, while the ;erfice of roast beef and beef stew ! also restricted to certain designat ed periods. Restaurants huve been instructed fo remove sugar dishes from both 'unch counters and tables, and sinrar ivi now placed in te:t and roffV b the waiters who serve these drink?. The quantity of bread served with m.V rt- l it. t . ..'.-n l:n'n.l fact, it is becoming extremely diffi eult for th man who enjoys substan tial meals to satisfy h'u appetite.