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VOLXXIV. NO, MM
COLUMBUS, MI3.V, IHUHSIMY MORNING AUC.UST I, IIK. GOV. E. F. NOEL' Dl GROSS SALES UiTAX SOON TO GERMANS ARE FORCED BACK BY BAYONETS i li IM ! I i'illl I of: Hi. Hi I', Hi., A. i Another Gun to llcat the Hun ROAD BONDS IN SUM OF $60,000 TO BE ISSUED VOTKKS INhOKSK COM TKUPLATKI) IMI'HOVM MKNT OF HIGHWAYS THREE DISTRICTS Artesia, West Fort and Old Zion Thoroughfares to Be Improved. The qualified elftloi'j ct three ttcp'iiulu road tuxir' districts in Lowndes county on Tups. lay voted on bond issues totaling $tiu,UOO for the improvement of public highways, ami in all three instances the pro posed bond issues wre authorised by decisive majorities. In two of the road taxing districts, West Tort and Artesia, the amounts voted on were $25,000. each, while in the Old Zion district the sum authorized to be expended was $10, 000. Both the Artesia and West Port road taxing districts are lo cated in the prairie section, west of the Tombigbee river, while the Old Zion district is situated in the south ern section of the country. Lowndes county, like other counties rot only in Mississippi but in many progressive states through out the country, has expended a great deal of money in improving her roads during the past few years and will soon have a complete sys tem of modern highways. Something like half a million dol lars has been expended since the lo cal movement looking towards the improvement of public roads was inaugurated a few years ago, -and all citizens agree that the money has been well spent. . Columbus and the rural sections of the county have alike been benefited, r.s well as the value of agricultural lands has ma terially increased and the good roads have enabled the farmers not only to visit the city more frequently but to spend more money when they come. APPOINTMENTS ANNOUNCED. The following appointments in the legal department of the Mobile and Ohio railroad have been announced by Carl Fox, general counsel, and approved by R. V. Taylor, general manager: W. N. Ethridge personal injury and stock claim agent, with jurisdic tion between Okolona and the Noxubee-Kemper county line; head quarters, West Point. J. R. Bealle to succeed S. J. Pear son, injury attorney and stock claim agent for the Montgomery division, hdadjquarters, Tuscaloosa. C. M. Wright personal injury at torney and stock claim agent for territory between the ; Noxubee county line and Mobile, head quarters, Meridian. Mr. J. F. Wright, of Winona, vis ited his sister, Mrs. F. D. Ellis, in this city the first of the week. LAWRENCE HEARD BY LARGE CROWDS FORMEN .PASTOR OF CHURCH DELIVERS FINE SERMONS. FIRST TWO Dr. J. Benjamin Lawrence, who was) formerly pastor of the First Baptist church in this city and who is now secretary of the Baptist State board of Missions, with head quarters in Jackson, delivered two sermons here last Sunday hav ing spoken at the First Baptist cnurch at 11 a. m. and, at the Princess Airdome at 8:30 p. m. r t . . ur. i.awerenee is recognized as , one of the ablest ministers in the state, being not only n fine exeeu tive but a brilliant orator as well He delivered two fine sermons and thoroughly delighted the lrcr cri gregations which attended both the morning and evening services. The music was a special feature on each occasion, the Princess or chestr hating, ueiiicuUuiiy render ed several selections at the evenin service. TO SPEAK HERE NEXT FRIDAY ASH KANT FOR SFN'ATok IAI. IIONOUSTO AOHKFSS lX'ALt'uNSTirtJl.NLS TO SPEAK AT 10 A.M. Campaign Manager S;i)s lie is Iking Well Ueccived in Tli is Section. I ormtr Governor K. V. Noel, who a candidate for the neat in the United SUtea Senate no occupied by Hon. James K. Vardamun, will ad- resH the people of Lowndes county behalf of his candiducy tl the ourt house in this city next Friday, ugust 2, at 10 o'clock a. in. former Governor Noel, who is a veteran of tho Swinish-American ar, has since opening his campaign, eiivered addresses at Camp Shelby and Camp Pike.where many Missis- ppians are undergoing military training preparitory to leaving for 'ranee to join the American expe ditionary forces, and was well re ceived at both places. He has more recently been campaigning in Chick asaw, Lee and Calhoun counties, and, according to a statement made by W.B. Wilkes, his campaign man ager, reports from these counties are most encouraging. Governor Noel is being opposed by Senator Vardaman and Congressman Pat Harrison, and while both are at present campaigning in Mississippi, neither, so far as can be learned, has made plan to induce tl4. city a his itinerary. Both Senator Varda man and Congressman Harrison, have spoken here since announcing for the Senate, and as both seem to be press ed for time it may be that their local constituents will not be accorded the privilege of hearing them again dur ing the process of the campaign. MATERIALS ALLOTTED. The local Red Cross chapter has been allotted materials to make thi3 month; 230 surgical dre'"ing3, G? hospital garments, 301 pa'r of snrki 200 "Pinafores". Members of Hp chapter have been instructed fine their activities to the making of these garments. DR. PAUL COCKE ' WELL KNOWN HERE PHYSICIAN KILLED ON FRENCH FRONT BROTHER OF MR. CARY COCKE. Dr. Paul Lee Cocke, of Brming- ham, a member of the Medical He- serve corps who was recently killed on the French battle field, was the brother of Mr. Cary Cocke, a well known planter residing in the prai rie section west of Columbus, and his death is keenly regretted here Dr. Cocke had been in France sev eral months, and in a letter recently written to his brother stated that he had been assigned to a base hospi tal near the battle front. He said he was delighted with the assignment. as it afforded him a splendid otmor- tunity to serve his country and his fellow men. No details regarding the manner in which the gallart young man met his death have been Teceived here. Mr. Claud Egger, who for several years past has been a member of the Columbus Fire Department, and who has made an efficient fireman '' vesterday for Sheffield, Ala., where he goes to reside. Mr. Egger hn- cepted a position as a member of the Sheffield Fire Department. The many friends of Mr " ' -Harrison, the youngest ron fity. ar.d Mrs. J. T. Harriron, of thi sit?, will be interested in henrlp" 4l--' has been accepted in llie nrmv nnH ir now at Jackson BaTrncks. Mr. J. R. Nicklcs, who is itock manager for the Norwood Stx-k Farm at Arlesia. tleltt Llie fii.t uf the week here with his brother Judge R. M. Nickles. 41 -. a W W raw WELL KNOWN GIRL BRIDE OF SOLDIER MR. FRED EGGER AND MISS JOS EPHINE DUNCAN JOINED IN BONDS OF MATRIMONY. Mr. Fred Egger and Miss Jose phine Duncan were married at the home of thif bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Duncan, 402 North Eighth street, at four o'clock Tues day afternoon, the ceremony having been performed by Rev. W. L. Duren, presiding elder of the Colum bus district of the North Mississippi Methodist conference: Mk Egger is a member of the army and for some time past has been in training t Jackson Barracks, but is now at home on furlough, while his bride is an unusually attractive young lady. The marriage possesses till the elements of romance, as the groom is a gallant young soldier, while his bride recently had a miraculous es cape from death. The young lady. after having attended a dance last Thursday night.developed ahprnlsi'-V and in an effort to relieve suffering swallowed a dose of medicine whic' she believed to be nr.pirin but which was in reality bi-chloride of inercurv. She was made violently ill but the ethal dose, and for a short time it was feared she would die, but a strong constitution enabled her to overcome the effects of the poison, and she finally recovered. The two contracting parties had been sweethearts for some time, and the narrow escape which ?he Jit' from death caused them to realize how dear they were to each other; so they decided to speedily consum mate their love at Hymen's altar. NATION-MOORE. A wedding of much interest to many Columbians was quietly sol mnized in Charlotte N. C, on Wed nesday evening July 24, 1918 at 8 o'clock in the lobby of the Stonewall Hotel, when Miss Eugenia Moore of this city and Mr. Guy M: nson Nation of Birmingham were married. The Rev. J. W. Cobb officiated. The bride was lovely in gor- getta. crepe with accessories in har mony. She wore a corsage bouquet of Radiance roses. She i? the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. Y. Moore and a young lady of miiy r - complishments. Mr. Nation is the son of M an Mrs. G. I. Nation. He is a young . , . .1. ti- : A man oi sterling worm., jic is member of the 608th Camouflage squadron. Previous to his enlist ment in December 1917, he was boo1'. keeper for the Burroughs Adding Machine company. The groom will leave for New York in r. few Mrs. Nation will visit in Birming ham several weeks. Numerous friends extend best wishes and con gratulations. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Da ..i i.- ren and Mrs. John B. Cox. -boro, Texas, formerly of Lowndes county, are visiting Mr. and Mrs. I T. Conn, at Culc.loi.ia. Thi" later, visit Mr. and Mrs. J. T ' enson in this city. i&S&Z.. . : US, . V da A Wt- n -Ukl U ! -mW .' 1 . " w t . . 1 mm m - w - r . i mm 1 ;-mw..m a m. t m REDUCTION MADE IN SUGAR RATION ORDER REDUCING LIMIT TO TWO POUNDS MONTHLY BE COMES EFFECTIVE TOD W Washington, July, 31.- The Amer ican, ration of three pound of sug' : per capita per month has been cut to two pounds by the food administra tion. This action had been exclus- vely forecast by the Universal Ser- vice. The order takes effect Aug l.jPred for the1 bullet in soon to he a ana is expected to remain in force until Jan. 1. It may be possible at that time to loosen the restrictior.3 somewhat. A similar order to public eating houses limits their sugar supply to two pounds for every 90 meah. At the present time no further reduction will bo placed on the soft drink man ufacturers, who are already operat ing on a BO per cent basis. The food administration expects that t1--mer.tic reduction to two pound will save enough sugar to meet ' cessity of our allies. The ration remains - - " - one, and there is no intent to make it compulsory, but the supp"" sugar on hand are to be alloted to the various states on the two-pound basis, and failure of voluntary ra tioning in any state will create a de flict in that state which will not be met by the national adminstration by further allocations. MAGRUDER MAKES TOUR OF COUNTY ASPIRANT FOR CONCRF.5SI0NM HONORS DELIVERS FOUR AD DRESSES IN LOWNDES. Hon. W. W. Magruder of Stark ville, candidate for Congress from this, the First, district, has delivered four addresses in Lowndes county during the past two days having spoken at Steens Tuesday night, at Caledonia Wednesday morning, at Mayhew Wednesday afternoon and at Artesia Wednesday night People here seem very little con cerned regarding politics, and the little interest that is being manifest ed centers in the senatorial race. Lowndes county has for many years been & Vardama stronghold tut many local citizens who have sup ported him ever since he entered public life have been alienated by his attitude towards the administra tion's war policy and have aligned thernseves with the Harrison forces. Mr. Jack Craddock of the " - ville neighborhood, was a visitor to Columbus Tuesday. He reports that crops in his section are looking fine and that bountiful yields are assured Chief Yeoman Victor Hogan, of St. Louis, wLu La liidJe bix tl!)n abroad, is here on a visit to his brother, Mr. O. D. Hogan. V RAISING WHEAT IS A I DUTY, GARNER SAYS COMMISSIONER OF AGRICUL TURE TELLS FAMERS THEY MUST AID WHEAT DRIVE. That it is a matter of duty for the farmers of Mississippi to raise mor wheat than ever this year is the opin ion of P. P. Garner, commissioner of agriculture, expressed in the follow ing statement, which has been pie- sued by this department: "In asking the fanners of Missis sippi to grow wheat, I wit-h to pre sent the proposition fairly a.i.l squarely. "In the first place, wheat unjer ordinary conditions will never per haps be a commercial crop in ihi, state. There are other cron tKt may be more easily produced - i) that will usually prove f.nore t munerative. "However, as 1 gee the situation i' is not now a question either of con venience or of money. It s entirely matter of duty. The government of the United States is asking Mi sissippians to grow enough whent to take care of the needs of the state. The government says that there he no scarcity in order that our already overburdened transportation system be not taxed further by having to haul in flour to Miss issippi from elp- where. The government points out also thnt the growing of wheat in Mis sfsppi is the surest way of having bis cuit to eat, as a situ?tion might easily develop during these uncer tain war times which would make it necessary for us either to eat "" homegrowTi biscuit nnd baker's bread or else to eat corn bread. "I am sure that Mississippi farmer and business men need no urging to Jo their duty. "P. P. GARNER, "Commissioner of Agriculture." Mr. Harvey II. Savage, who revernl . i f,im T'lir'l. monins ago was rcica... ...... Sam's fighting forces on account of minor physical disabilities and who since his release has been working Sheffield, Ala., has been accent ' - special limited service and has hen ordered to report to San Anton Texas, for duty. Mr. Savrge. who was here Monday, went back e Shef field Tuesday, but will return to Co lumbus at an early date, and go fr hrre to San Antonio with -gent of local draftees. CAPT. NEILSON HURT. According to news recently re ceived here, Capt. Crawfori Neilson. a Columbian vfoo qualified some time ago as an instructor in artillery practice and who is now stationed t Sandy Hook, was recently n hired vhen struck on the arm by shot from a bursting shrapnel. His in iuries are not serious, however, and after having been confined to his quarter for n few days he has re turned to duty. Dr. ami Mrs. J. D. McCullough are visiting relative in Greenwood. BE INCREASED i j Tl M AIN MAN! I A( i I U I i-.ks, rimMTi i... a:.i IMI'OKMHSON II. i ! INCREASE VARIES Tri asury ! j ,irtiii i,f Oifi i.il.s r,ior DiHiItlm;; f w LU n Now in VAU i , Wiihiiirtm, July ."it n t -r Cent till nil JT" ' 4 (.f r ' turrr, prml ir cr nml importer of automobile, piano ptayir, grajho hone, spnrtmv; goo.l i, co m hr pnteiit nuMiriri'v. mnern nnd :m. ibir i.rtirle tvn tentatively niriee, Upon Tuesday l.y the House xva . i and means committee, which is ilnift ing the new f .S.oiio.m lO.tHiil revenue bill. The present excise i on rnw' of these articles ranges around three per cent, and the increased Uixntion will produce an immeiifetv greater revenue from these rmirre. although no estimate was made of the total yield. Motor truck will be taxed only half the increased on the ground that they are for business purposes and not in the same class with paseni'r automo biles. The automobile tnx was discussed at length. It wits felt, by some mem bers of the committee that a hir proportion of automobiles ar ' for business as well as other purposes but it was agreed that it be impo"i ble to differentiate. Snm nf . committee voted against the trxpnv ing of motor trucks, but the com mittee finally compromized on n tax of five per cent on gross sale" on original transactions. There was no effort to put a tax on gasoline, although such a tax has been ' There waa some discussion by the committee today of the tobacco tav chedule. The Treasury Department has recommended doubling the pr-- ent rates on tobacco. The commit- e wants more revenue than tbi- would yield, and will decide the in creases later. Data laid before " committee showed thnt consumption of cigars in this country i- d crt t.-.- ing while cigarette consumption r mounting rapidly. RESUME WORK IN STAMP CAMPAIGN APPEALS BEING SENT OUT TO ALL CITIZENS NOT HERE TOIORE SOLICITED. The recent issuance of a new city directory baa furnished local workers v.ith a list of a large number of peo ple to whom appeals to buy War Sav ings stamps have never been made, and Prof E. A. Stanley, chairman for Lowndes county, haa a large force of clerks engaged in the work of sending out letters to these cit izens urging them to pledge tnem- selves to buy stamps. The people to whom cards are be ing sent are being requested to have their pledges in not later than next Monday, and those who fail to re spond by that time will b Sonally interviewed by solicitors for the cause. ATKlNS.RAir A quiet wedding of much Interest was solemnized at 1 :40 o'clock yes terday afternoon at he home of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Randle, o- "' ' ' when their youngest dauch"- " Ella Keeler Randle, was married to Mr. Ivy Homer Atkins. The "re mony was perfor"-- " 1 Pope, pastor of the v church. The happy couple left at 2:20 o'clock over the Southern Railway for Buffalo, Niagara Falls and other eastern cities. Mr. C. C. Richardson has received i'.' message from his brother Mr. Johnathan Richardson, stating thnt tie una Koiie to is recuse. t. i., vtiivta he has volunteered for limited ser vice. , , SAMMIES ADVANCE Pi -!.,:: ' KV.it . I', j u! ' t i .m mv .ii. lr.'i.t-wiiii r.t if AtiM i I'd i'l'iii . With tin- Ain rir;m Army at the Aisrif, July Ml. Amt-r-icarH javf the (i'Tm.in cohl sttM'l in n series of violent hand to hand nrountcrs for possession of the heights north of the Omvq river, which rafdall day, and ueie still yoinj; on tonight. Tho Americans continued to thrust northward despite the fact that the bodies had rushed fresh troops into ac tion in motor trucks and laid down a heavy barrage against our advanced elements. Our progress was not quite so rapid as it had been on Sunday. At daybreak we had cleared the Germans en tirely from Seringes-et-Nesle and Hill No. 184, immediately northeast of Fere-en-Tarden-nois. During the night the Americans had penetrated the village from the west taking the boches completely by surprise. In the meanwhi'e tne (lermuns were keeping th-; lop-'s to the south under hecvv m-tlrne gun firo, where the Ail'rieans had made a demonstration. After sharp bayonette fighting the (lermans were thrown back to the outskirts. The attack which hurried tne bocl.o defenders from the village was led by a certain captain from Ohio. A thick nest of Gern.r.n machine guns in the small wood known as Bois-de-Brule (south of Scringe ;) held up the advance of our right flank. The uilicers saw :r.at !!.. e, sition could not be taken except at considerable loss m the artillery pignalli'd. The gilnners resMndel niagnif ently. After forty minutes of violent shelling the infantty rushed t'orvr.r!, going taivugh the wood .:.hj.iit lit tle resistance. Tho men foun 1 four machine gun emplacements had hn blown to bits. Mr. Joe Handle, of Jackso racks, is here - r; fr. lough visiting hia parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Handle. NEW DIRECTORY OF CITY IS ISSUED SHOWS SLIGHT hLCAWX-, : V POPULATION OF COLUMBUS SINCE 1914. A new local city directory, com piled by R. L, pulk & Co., of Mem. phis, has just been issued and shows the population of Columbus to be 10,721. This is a loss of I AW since the last directory was issued and. gave the city a population of 12, 1,190. The decrease in population was by no means unexpected, as it was generally known that many people had left" Columbus during the past three years. The exodus be gain in the fall of 1916, when many negroes emigrated northward, and during the past year hundreds of local young men have left to join Uncle Sam's fighting forces. Then too, many citizens have gone to Sheffield and other industrial centers to engage in war work, and Uis Jepuftmw uf on many people has naturally depleted the city's population.