VOI XXV. NO. IS.
COLUMBUS, MISS., SUNDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 22, 1918.
COLLEGE WILL REGISTRATION
0PEN.D00RS0F LABOR TO
NEXT TUESDAY BEGIN MONDAY
POSTPONEMENT FRENCH TROOPS
IS ORDERED IN MAKE ADVANCE
TRIAL OF WARE CAPTURE BENAY
EVERYTHING READY FOR
INAUGURATION OF THE
President Whitfield Expects
Dormitories to Be Filled
Everything Is in readiness for the
opening of the thirty-fourth annual
session of the Mississippi Industrial
Institute and College, which will
take place next Tuesday. The entire
plant has been put In good repair
and some improvements have been
made, passenger elevators having
been installed in two of the dormi
tories, the steam heating system
having been overhauls J ana several
of the buildings having undergone
new interior decorations.
While President Whitfield expects
the attendance to be fully as large as
usual during the coming session, the
student body' will contain a much
greater proportion of young ladies
who have never before attended the
institution than ever before. Many
former students who have not yet
completed their courses have re
sponded to the call of tiie govern
ment for women for war work and
are now holding down lucrative posi
tions in Washington, while others
have accepted work as teachers in
various schools and colleges iu this
and adjacent states. The number of
applications for dormitory reserva
tions already on file, however, in
dicates, that there will be a new
matriculant to take the place of
every former student who uoes not
return, ana a tun aiicuuatire ja inus
assured. ' The high water mark was
reached last year, when 943 young
ladies matriculated, mm President
Whitfield feels confident that the at
tendance during the coming session
will be equally as large.
The war has not, as once feared,.
served to seriously disrupt me iacui
ty, and the opening of the session
will witness no more than the aver
age number of changes iu the teach
ing force. Dr. Emily Runyon, who
for a number of years past has been
resident physician at the coljege, has
resigned her position to take up the
practices of medicine at her former
home in Richmond, Va., and is to be
succeeded by Dr. Louiselliott, who
was last year resident physician at
the female college in Blue Mountain,
Miss. Miss Lena Ellington, of the
department of history, has been
granted a leave of absence to v take
up Red Cross work in France, while
Miss Eloise McCaskill, of the de
partment of English, has arranged
to spend the coming winter at Col
umbia University, and Miss Mary
Callaway, of the same department,
has reslened on account of ilf health.
Miss McCaskill will be succeeded by
MiSB Dempsy, of Jackson, Ga., while
Miss Carroll, of Winchester, Tenn.,
will succeed Miss Callaway. Miss El
lington's place has not yet been
filled, nor has the place made vacant
by the resignation of Miss Nina
Perkins, who last year served as
secretary of the college Y. W. C. A.
as yet been filled.
During the coming session war
work will be stressed and students
will be given instruction in various
branches that will prepare them to
enter Into activities of this charac
ItEADY FOIl BIG SALE.
Every student and teacher of I. 1.
and C, other visitors and former
customers are cordially invited this
morning by the firm of Simon Loeb
and Rro., Inc., to come to their store
this week and inspect tlfc latest
styles of the teason, in models of
ready-to-wear, dry goods, shoes,
room furnishings and novelties. Rea l;
their advertisement in our paper thi.i
FIRST METHODIST CHURCH
There will be the usual services
both morning and evening, the pas
tor will preacrTat both services
Evening services are held fit 8
o'clock. Go to church today, wor
ship with m if you w11
S. L. POPE.
Dr. J. D. McCulIough. Mr.
UllUUfeU, . 1. e lc in-.
Nash motored to Moorehead,
TO CONTINUE THROUGH
OUT THE WHOLE OF
Official Appointed to Conduct
Enrollment in Every Pre
.cinct in County.
The registration of local laDorers
which is to be conducted by tin
Lowndes County League will begin
tomorrow and continue throughout
The registration is beins under
taken at the request of the United
States Employment Service, which
has called upon the county to turn
ish 134 men for war work. The
order calls for the registration of ail
able-bodied males between the ages
of 16 and 60, inclusive, and those
who enroll their names will be giv
en employment cards. Laborers
who reside within the corporate
limits of the city of Columbus-will
register at the Chamber of Com
merce, while those residing in rural
communities will register at their
respective polling places.
Registrars have been appointed
for each of the five supervisors'
districts into which the county it
divided, the registrars for the dif
ferent districts being as follows
District 1, C. W. West, S. L. Darnell,
W. A. Nickles; district 2, W. S.
Lindamood, G. W. Flynn, T. A.
McGahey, E. M. Shropshire, Charles
Hays; district 3, F. M. Vaughan, R.
G. Harris, Gabe Franks; district 4,
R. B. Hardy, G. W. Hairstm, J. N.
Bailey; district 6, Galus Bush, Sand
ers Wilbourne, W. C. Banks, C. W.
Officers of the Lowndes County
Loyalty League, under the auspices
of which the registration U to be
conducted are as follows: I 'resident.
Hon. D. S. McClanahan, mayor of
Columbus; executive secretary,
Julius Marx; law officers. Sheriff J.
11. Williams and Chief of Police
LLOYD GEORGE CONGRAT.
ULATES GEN. PERSHING.
LONDON, Sept. 21. A reply to
the message sent by Premier Lloyd
George to General Pershing, con
gratulating him on the Amerrcan
victory in Lorraine, in which the
Premier, who received the news on
his sick bed, declared it wag ''better
and infinitely more, palatable than
any physic," the American command
er has sent the following telegram:
"Your congratulations are deeply
appreciated. It shall be the endeavor
of the American army to supply you
with occasional doses of the same
sort of medlcTne as needed from now
until the final victory has bee'n at
tained. I trust this will find you
fully recovered from your illness."
The September allotment In the
Red Cross work room has been fin
ished. When the October allotment
arrive, notice will be given through
the local papers.
FOR TULSA REUNION
LOCAL DELEGATION INCLUDES
MAJ. B. A. LINCOLN AND
Maj. B. A. Lincoln, commander of
the Mississippi Division, Sons of
Confederate Veterans, leaves Today
for Tulsa, Okla., where he goe3 to
nttend the reunion of the Sons of
Veterans which is to be held in that
city synchronously with the annual
amalgamation of the United Confed -
erate Veterans. Maj. Lincoln's wife.
Mrs. Bessie Lanier Lincoln. was
named as chaperon-in-chief for tLj
sponsorial staff, having been ap
! pointed by Commander Hinlou, .of
Denver, Col., but found it impo;
I sible to attend the reunion.
Other Columbians who will alt"" !
H. Tl'thc reunion are: Col. C. L. !.'
coin, Messrs. J. W. Garnet,
Wood and C. L. Wood.
rlr. v - v tf--
hUWSv?rl Wi? ? "- !fli P'sTHi i
I British artillery literally "on the Jump," rushing up to the firing line. 2 Czecho slovak forces being Inspected
at the railway station of Vladivostok before leaving for the Interior. 3 Lutest photograph of Marshal Focb tin
master strategist of the ullled armies.
MONEY FOR PAPER
SAID TO HAVE PUT UP $375,000
TO PURCHASE THE WASH
WASHINGTON, Sept. 21. The!
federal custodian of alien properly, '
A. Mitchell 'Palmer, made public
here the names of the 15 brewers
who, with the United Stales Bieweiu,'
Association, raised a fund of $407.
500 from 'hich $375,1)00 was loan
ed to Arthur Brisbane to I - n y tlu
Mr. Palmer acted immediately al
ter the Senate had passed a resolu
tion Introduced by Senator Jones
of Ww Me.vi(;o tailing -upo.i l.s pro
perty custodian to show the proof;
on which lie made his speech in Har-j
risburs. Pa., last Saturday, describ
ing the efforts of brewers to con
trol a newspaper in pro-German in
terest, to exert their influence upon
Congress, and finally, on which lie
charged that the brewing interests
had advanced the money for the
purchase of a newspaper "to fight
the battle of the liquor traffic un
der the shadow of the dome of the
Mr. Brisbane, in published state
ments in the Times, already lias
stated that lie bought the purer with
money loaned by C. W. Feuvnspan.
a brewer and president of the Fed
eral Trust Company of Trent n. N. .1.
Mr. Brisbane also published a let
ter from Feigenspan defining an ar
rangement by which the loan was
syndicated to 15 brewers. Mr. rai
nier includes in his disclosure this
letter and also documents i sup
port his assertion that the loan was
made in a way to conceal its course
MAUV IMCKKMtU VI nu.vw
i ft' ' I t i
The attraction at the Princess for
Monday, Sept. 23rd, i? cnaimius de
lightful little Mary Pickford, in a
plcturization of Eleanor Hovi Brain
erds Htory, "How Could You Jean," it
iB the story ot a weaitny
, ..... !:...!;
suddenly forced to worw ioi a i,..n-.
hood, and enjoys it. and of a voting
millionaire who camouflaged to w-:n
her love. It is. full wl.o'eson.e
humor and you will be delisted with
ATTEND LIBERTY loan wldi..
. . . . r r"T
Among the Columbians w ho spent ;
Friday in Memphis attending the :
Mississippi-Tennessee Fourth Liberty
Loan meeting were: Mr. and Mrs.
F. P. Fhillips, Mrs. H. F. Simra!
Messrs. B. A. Lincoln, Ira L. Gaston, t
C. H. Ayres and George O. Senter.
Practically throe hundred chair
men and assistants were present and
valuable information was received.
Most of '.he sessions were presided
over by Mr. H. S. Gardner, of St.
Louis, director of publicity..
Mr. D. A. Strickland, of Tampieo,
N. M., a former Columbian, is cor
dially wel.imed back to this city.
He is here on a visit to trends.
Miss" Katherine McKiHey left
yesterday for Houston, Tera, where
she goes to accept a position in the
Mrs. A. Cook, of Fayette,
a puest of Mr. W. A. I.ove.
jWILL NOT PLACE A
WAR TAX ON COTTON
PROPOSAL TO LEVY TAX OF
THREE DOLLARS PER BALE
aiu.uiu., isept. zi. ine
ni Hosal of Representative 'Moore,
oi Pennsylvania, to tne war l ebonite
bin for a tax of $3 a bale on cotton
a as defeated in the houtse, the Moore
amendment being repected when the
presiding officer, Representative
Maunders, of Virginia, sustained ,
point of order against it.
An amendment by Fieprenenta'tiw
Green, of Iowa, proposing a five per
cent tax on the products of child
-5 l:Kr. alro was lost a, point of
4' order, made by Democratic Leader
Another amendment by Repre
sentative Moore, which world have
imposed a lax of $3 a hale on cotton
going into textiles already had been
defeated by a rising vole, loo to 2S.
U. S. NAVY TO GET
MEN FROM DRAFT
CROWDER ISSUES ORDER PRO
VIDING FOR ENLISTMENT
OF THOSE REGISTERED.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 21. Pro
vost Marsha General Crowder has
announced orders to local draft
boards which will permit the volun
tary induction of draft registrants
into the navy and marine corps, and
provide for drafts of men to be as
signed to those services if voluntary
inductions not suffice to fill the de-
for men for the navy will
go out before the end of this month,
and marine corps contingents will
he called within' a few weeks.
Messrs. C. W. West and C. V.
I'ssery, of Caledonia, spent yester
day in the city.
IRENE , GIT ME Ik
glass of nMer jtst
ho jfu. Shock
THAT OlO HfcB.O-0L,ED
ECG WHO'S BA.CK SIX VEAHS
ON HtS UBCR.PrOM,HE
COME N fcFTECl NNE BEEN
THttEA-VENm' T SUE WtM,
N VAE NfcNiEDfHE BOSS
TO THROVE OFF SOMETHn'
OM THE BtlA. BECVJZ Vf WUZ.
0 LftiRGRM KIN VOU
BEAT if 11
THOfOMT YOU i
OF GIRL IS HELD
BROWN CHARGED WITH SHOOT
1NG MISS MARY CROWDER AT
PKTEU.Siil'KG, Va., Sept. 21.
Although protecting hia innocence
and asserting that the victlai shot
herself, Thomas Urown, about 23
years old, formerly of Buena Vista,
Va., who was captured by the mili
tary police in Camp Lee last even
ing has been placed iu the Peters
burg jail under suspicion of having
murdered Miss Mary Crowder, uged
18, the previous night iu an auto
mobile alter they had attended u
moliot picture show.
The police believe Hrown did the
shooting, while he and Miss Crowder
were seated iu the rear of a Jitney
automobile, investigation having
.shown that the muzzle of the revol
ver was pressed to the girl's body
and tiie bullet passed through her
heart. police impute the crime to
TURNS DOWN PEACE OFFER.
KOMK, Wednesday, Sept. 1; 1 The
Italian government has no know
ledge of the Austrian note inviting
the belligerents to a eonfeieuce, ex
cept for the text of the document
carried by telegraphic agenclnx, the
semi-official Sle'm News Agency
announce;. 1 lie government, How
ever, is indicated Uy tne agency to
be In no mood for opening such
negotiations as are suggested by the
If the text is correct, nays the
agency points out that Austria's pro
posals heel; to create a semblance of
peace negotiations without any real
consistency or the possibility eif ,t
The agency adds that recent de
clarations by the limn at the head of
the Autro-Ilungai Ian and German
governments, which bar an." tern
torial concessions by the central
powers and seeks to make biudi-ng
and definite "the jniquitqous treaties
of Brest-Litovsk and Bucharest,"
itiaMng the opening of any useful
OPENING AT SCHWAB'S.
In this morning's issue will
seen an announcement f S.
Schwab, on Main street, telling
the openint" of this store's ready-to
wear department, on the second
Mr. hchwab nas eust received a
large number of the latest ladies'
and children's clothes, suits, dresses,
JEWISH RELIEF DAY.
Mayor v. ft. aicuananan na is
sued a proclamation naming tomor
row, beptember Z., as Jewish Re
lief Day, the purn" ? beinT that all
of the people of this city unite with
other Missksippians to raise funds
to succor these unhappy people in
the wnr zone.
dinner J. C. Mills, who Im station
ed at New OrleaDR, Is at home en
joying a furlough with his mother,
Mrs. Annie Mills.
Tuui SaviiiKa piedfce mollis
tection to our boys at the front,
you doing yonr share?
District Attorney Will he Hore
to Look After the State's!
I'he prelimin.iry trial of Mr. ..
M. Ware, who la; t Weeine-seiay
afternoon shot and killed Mr. II. s
Nii'hols, which was set for yesterday.;
d.d not take place then, having i n ; eaptll! t tl Rin.lV al.'i made
postponed at the request of Hor I ' , ...
Guy Rencher, of DeKalb, Mi,,., i P1'0 t the M,inJC,
proKecuting attorney of the Sixteenth j the I'YciR'll War office stated
circuit court district, who desires t!tmi"r A n,-,,K,-
ests of the state when the case corner
When he sought the olfieo of
prosecuting attorney- Mr. Uenche-r
promiHcd his constituents tnat, If
elected, he would poi Bonall; pro e
cute all Important cases, and an h.'
found it impossible to visit CYiumb;i:
e8terday the hearing of the ea.se
wus postponed. The date of Un
hearing has not been definitely fix
ed, but it will probably tale p'...cn
soiiio day during the present wee',,
Mr. Ware is now out on bond in
the sum of Jo.OOrt, his bond in th;:'
amount having been fixed by Justie-
of the Peace T. M. Cutumlnps. II1
in represented by Col. William Halei
win, a prominent member of the
AT YOUR SERVICE.
In this issue will be found an ad
vertisement for the firm of V. G.
Beard, Inc., is which is named a
list of one of the largest corps of
specially trained salespeople in Mis
sissippi; backed by vast stock, broad
assortments, superior values, etc.
Practically every citizen of Lown
des and surrounding counties well
knows this big establishment, which
guarantees one hundred per cent
W. C. Heard, Inc., pay no rent,
they do not have to contend with
interest on borrowed money, and be ¬
sides they discount ull of their bills.
Practically their entire force is
made up of men and women who
are well known and they are courte
ous to the many people who each
day visit this store.
Read Beard's other advertisement
this issue of the Commercial.
REVIVAL SERVICES SOON.
A big revival service will com
mence at the Central Methodist
church next Sunday conducted by
the pastor, Rev. T. E. Gregory. It
is expected there will be a large at
Services will he held today as fol
lows: Sunday school, 10 a.m.; preach
ing1 11 a. m. and 8 p. m.
Friends of Mr. Leslie Wood, who
is now in the navy, and who is sta
tioned at New Port, R. I., regret to
learn that he has been ill several
days, suffering from Spanish in
ABOUT 400 MAILED OUT BY
SECRETARY NASH, OF LO
CAL EXEMPTION BOARD.
Prof. S. M. Nash, secretary of th
local exemption board, has maib'
out about 400 questionnaires to In
cal citizens who registered fur mili
tary duty on September 12. Men be
tween l'J and 37 are to in callei'
first, and ail the questionnaires Ken
out hav. gone to registrants within
these aj-'w limits.
No courts are in session, the Sep
tember term of circuit court havin-:
been pretermitted by Judire T. I"..
Carroll because there wer so fey;
cases on the docket, and members
of the local bar are devoting the,:
tune !uiei) to tut- yi "T .
registrants in filling out th:ir questionnaire.
ARE NOW MAKING GOOD'
I'ROGkKSS NORTH OF
BATTLE AT EPHEHY
Brilih n ,
Cul ture this
Sf jii. 21.-- L'reni h
I'tSsirtJ I!,(T! St,
QUCIlUn ft cill tliC SOlitli have
tack was repulsed by the
French. The text of the offi
cial statement reads:
"During the ni- !.t French
troops operating en the St.
Quentin front captured Renny
and made progress north of
"The French repulsed a
counter attack at Castres.
"The artillery was active
on both sides nf the plateau
north of the i.-ne river.
"In Lorraine two German
attempts against French posi
tions in the region of Arra
court and Ancerviilers were
both without result."
London, Sept. '21. The
British line lias been slightly
advanced again northwest of
Bellenglist, the British war
office announced today. An
other battle blazed up this
morning ea:;t of
(which is huw in
(Rellenglise is between four
and five miles northwest of
St. Quentin, where the Brit
ish have been engaged for
some time in a big flanking
movement. Fphehy is seven
and a half miles northwest of
The British improved their
positions west of Messines,
capturing a Get man strong
position of support. Prison
ers were taken. Progress
has been made by the British
east of Vpres also.
Attacks by the Germans on
British posts north of Moeu
vres were repulsed. On Fri
day evening the Germans
slightly pressed back a Brit
ish post north of Gauche
wood- In the night the Ger
mans attempted flarnmerwer
fer bombing operations in
this section, but with no re
sult. The Bntilt adance at Be!- ,
lenglise was accomplished
after hard fighting.
ti:u oiKs sro;;s..
XI r. J. Ater, the v.". H kai),o;
optician and ie.-we.-U-r ha.s ope-Led hi
new place ef buiiv;. -4,i,i!s!te tS.o
Pr'nce-.-.s Tl'eatre, which is to
known as t'n- Ater Watch arm Opti
ca! t'omrevu lie will r.ft .l-v.ibt io a
big business where h,? is loc.ueei.
The Shu-ko-ta Tom-a-ha Chapter
of the D. A. R. wilt have an im
portant meet itu: on Monday after
noon 4:00 o'clock. All mem
bers are we ' 'o- ? v?efnt.
Prof. ,. O. Paint:
have t-.inr-iel !,.
I I4ll 1'. V K l UUl . .1.
I'd t'avi !y
the SiiuniH l.om
cn Si-run T;!i
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