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VOL XXV. NO. 10 COLUMHUS, MIA!., SUNDAY MORNING, MI'TI.PWH I'M .'.fr.i WrUy, JlO'l I'rf f LOCAL LIBERTY LOAN CAMPAIGN IS INAUGURATED RELICS TRAlNiDRIVE TOWARD AND SOUS A'SlCAMilRAI NOW BAND COMING IN PROGRESS VOLUNTEER SUDSCM.. TIONS'AHKNOVVIK' INO KECEIVED $100,000 RECEIVED Chamber of Commerce Will be Often Todny to Receive Pledges. With buoyant spirits and hopeful hearts loyal local citi zen?'on yesterday inaugurat ed the Fourth Liberty Loan campaign in Lowndes, and while the county's allotment is more than twice as large as in any previous campaign for a similar purpose, being $474,000, the men who are pushing the drive expect to raise without material diffi culty the full amount Uncle Sam has requested. The amount subscribed yes terday was slightly in excess of $100,000, this sum having included 260 separate sub scriptions, all of which were voluntary. According to the original plan, only Saturday and Sunday were to have been volunteer days, but it has been decided to also make Monday a volunteer day, and the active solicitation of sub scriptions by committees will not begin until Tuesday. It is the desire of the com mittee to secure all the volun tary subscriptions possible before the work of solicita tion begins, and a representa tive of the local organization will be at the Chamber of Commerce today to accom modate all citizens who de sire to subscribe. PRINCESS OFFERS EXCEPTION AL PROGRAM THE COM ING WEEK. Monday, the 3th, William S. Hart, in "Riddle Gawne," a big virile story of the West, thek7hd that Hart excels in. Also Travel picture. Tuesday, the 1st, Wallace Reid, In 'The House of Silence," a drama of today, that affords this star unlimit ed scope for his dramatic ability, it's a dandy. Also Mack Sennet Comedy, made for joy, .composed of girls and come dians. Wednesday the 2nd, Clara Kimball Young, in "The Claw" a modern drama, also "Current Events.'. The management of the Princess wishes to announce that effective at .once, we are going to comply witTi the government request "lo conserve paper, and discontinue the distribu tion of heralds. V7e will, howeyer, publish our program uT the papers, and will be glad to tell you the pro gram if you will phone 592. MR. THOS. WALTERS DEAD. Mr. Thomas Walters, a brother of Mr. H. Hi Walters, who repre sents the First district on the board of supervisors, died at his home in the Caledonia neighborhood yester- . day afternoon. He was about GO yecrs old, and besides his brother, is survived by his widow, several chl.dren and other further removed relatives, Funeral services will be ; hel 1 at Egger cemetery at 3 o'clock thu afternoon. 1 owndes county's quota lor the Fouth Liberty Loan has been fixed at $474,000. This Is more than twice as much money as the county has been asked to subscribe in any siiii ilar campaign formerly undertaken, hut the penilemen hu m couJuct ing th drive are determined to raise the required amount. PYTHIANS WILL MAKE TALKS HERE THREE PROMINENT FRATERNAL MEN TO SPEAK AT CASTLE HALL TUESDAY NIGHT. A party of prominent Pythians including Hon. H. M. Quin, keeper of records and seal for the Mississip pi grand lodge, Hon. L. A. Beard, a gifted orator, and Mr. S. C. Reagan, superintendent of the insurance de partment, are touring the state for the purpose of interesting members in war work, will be in Columbus next Tuesday and will deliver ad dresses at Castle Hall on South Mar ket street Tuesday night, appearing under tne auspices of Tombigbee Lodge No. 12. The subject of Mr. Beard's address will be ' Fraternity's Part in the World's War," while Mr. Quin and Mr. Reagan will speak ' on appro priate topics. The meeting will be public and the people of Columbus are extended a cordial invitation to be present. McELROY LEASES COMMERCIAL HOTEL Mr. E. R. McElroy, an experienced hotel man, of Alabama, has leased the Commercial Hotel in this city and will take charge of same on October 1. The hotel for several months has been under the capable management of Mrs. Annie Gunter, who owns same, and in the near future a number of improvements will be made. Mr. George D. Griffin, a well known young man of this who has been attending the Fifth Of ficers Training Cm&p, has rtturneJ to Columbus and is now n second lieutenant. III : : HUGH R. KEENUM KILLED IN FRANCE TELEGRAM FROM WAR DEPART WENT ANNOUNCES DEATH OF LOCAL SOLDIER. , Mr. Hugh R. Keenum, a Colum bus boy who for several months has been fighting in France, has been kiljed, a telegram to thfs effect hav ing been received Friday by his father, Mr. George S. Keenum, who conducts a shoe shop at 524 Main street and who resides at 1G07 Soi-.lh Fifth avenue. The telegram which was from the War Depart ment, did not go iiitu detail, having merely t-atcil that tVj young man had been kilKj in r.Cion. Young Hiuiurr, .b. wa Tl years oil, was a volunteer, having en linted ot Mublle about two j cr.rs ago. He was f ir. t a-vigne I to Company A, Fourth Alabama Infantry, and thu uii.ii.any vas afterwards made a u: it. of the famous Rainbow divis io.,, vhi. h Las bom in France sev eral nioiilhs aid which has become distinguished for the gallantry of its members. BIG PURCHASE OF BONDS. The Pacific Mutual I,if, Insur ance Company, of California, h: s authorized Mr. ?. I.. Owop, of this city, who i1-. fnerr.' nynt, to pnr case 1,()00 worth of bond? in Co lumbus, and to be arrn" th vol unteers. This' makes the srond thousand dollar's wcrtli of bonris purchased 'here by tb" t- - re'nt'l hy Mr. Owen, besides two thos?"n 1 doll"'':' .r' -tiQeJ at Jackson. New arrival; in fi'it? and cloaks at Schwab's. , KING TO BEGIN WORK ON TUESDAY NEW SECRETARY AND TREAS URER OF I. I. C. ARRIVES TO TAKE UP DUTIES. Mr. II. 14. King, formerly of Okol oiia, has arrived in the ctiy to as sume his duties an secretary of tin; Mis;.i;;:ippi industrial Institute an 1 Cdllego, and will begin thciu; (luties Tuesday. Mr. King slice 'eda Mr. I). T, (ianlon, w ho has been secretary of tde instituliou for a number uf years and who was deposed by the board of trustees. Mr. Gaston has made a piost elfi eieui officer, and his removal from office, which is said to have r.'suli ed li'oiii antagonism on tho oart or Governor Bilho, has pur-oi! Met official to bo severely criticised here Mr. Kin'; U-; raid to lie not only an expert aeiouiilaul but a most affulile ger.tK inan, and the peopie i.ere bold no tuabtee towards him, their animos being 'Urtcied entirely t,waul Gov ernor iiiliio, whom, they contend, ha:) taken advantage ol the high of fice which be holds 1o obtain re venge for legitimate opposition of fered Iii in- in a political race. I IIiST I ill SliVTKKI.W Hl lU II. S'inda.v, September 29. 9:30 -The Sunday School. 10: (") The .Men's Wide Claw. 11:00 The Morning Worship. Ffrniou "Keiigiotis Auraneo the Hiding Place of Greafne-w.' Psalm 4 6. 7:00 The Christian Knd;ivor So ciety. , S:Oo The Evening Worship. Sermon " Religious Momentum." Judge 2:7-11. R. EXCELL FRY. Paator. Bonds buy bayonets. ENLISTED NEGRO GROWS ARROGANT 1 OSTAL CARDS RECEIVED FROM NEGRO AT TRAINING CAMP INDICATE EGOTISM. Tiiat some negroes have becone arrngnnt and biggoted since bein; inducted into military service is evin n.i i- )ofll cuds recently receive. by wime citueus from un Lthmp.a i bo i now at a training camp iu v.est. In writing these cards the OaiUej fails to use die prefix "Mr." i'i ti.e :a.ti..T;:( ripiion, as is customary . bea a polite negro addressed a i.ii .i.ii.tr of a bup'.rior race, beginning cai ii card by ujerely uiu the sut aai o) ( tin adii rftsiet;. of the cards really boric;-. nn on initiiuieiici . in w riting tais card, iviiith is addi'i'dtjeij to a mem be of I ho local police lone, tiie net') ii- j claims that the officer will nevei j 1.4 vc th.. pb.-a. uie of at ; tKtiii4 l.if a jam, as&ei-ting that tie n".er in tend!', to return to I'ohu-ibt:,, !.,: will htttl.' somewhere else if he go--, iKrougb the v.ar unstathe-l. It behooves the negto to l.iaue good this: declaration, for if ie bhoiikl ever retuni to Columbtm ail'! iiieet some of the recipisa'. of the postal cards he would dou'jties.t le c;ilbnl upon to do some fa .iroio ctreiiiious !i ;h!in;' than be Is 111 cl to experience when he reaches France. PURCHASES GRIST MILL. Mr. C. F. herrod has purchased from Mr. J. T. Searcy His grist' mill near the Mobile and Ohio depot, and will also use the warehouse former ly occupied by T. J. Locke in con nection with the mill, and this will give him ample storage facilities. vMr. Sherrotl will add to the busi ness a corn shucker and sheller. MOTH WILL VISircoi.tiM. IIUS TO It()()Sn.ll!l:H TV LOAN DHlVi; FINE PROGRAMS! Ii.'aborate Plans Formulated to Celebrate These Two Important Events. Outstanding features of th Foil i lb I.lbeity Lown e.i.npHiVu In l.ond-n cociity, which ,h imuiK malutl yt-Hteriluy, will In miti (o I'oliiiiibus by one of the scleral uai iiii, tiuiuH which are beint; seiit out by the federal goieni'iient to b.iot the loan and by one of the baiuls trained by joint Philip Sousu at the Groat Lakes Naval Tiiiinliu, Station near Chicago. The war relic:, tram will be here on Thursday, Oct ober !!, and the band on the following .Sat unlay, ami elaborate programs have been arranged for both occasions. The wur relics train will arrive at 11:15 a. tn. next Thursday and will remain here two hours. It will carry relics from the French battle fields und there will be on board soldiers and sailors who have been in the wur zone to tell where these relics were secured and to describe modern warfare us it Is now being practiced on tin various battle fronts. There will likewise be In the party tvu, speakers who will urge upon the pe. pie the necessity for purchu in Liberty Loan Bonds. The band from the Great i.i . Naval Training Station will ii!,,o u. 4 o'clock next Saturday nuernoou and will remain here until 2 o'clock the following morning. The ha:..: will give a concert at th irft;-ieclion of Main and .Market streets which will last from 10:30 a. t.i. until noon, and at this coucert talks will bo made by the manager in char.-: of the train and Prof. 11. M. Walker, vice-president of the Mississippi A. and M. College. The moii'bera ui the visiting delegation will take din ner at the Mississippi Industrial In stitute and College and In the alt -ernoon the band will give a special concert before the party will be tiuestg of honor at a dance which is to be given at the Gilmer H t. Col. Heard, the commandant .t Payne Field, near Wert Point, h.i -. been asked to send a squadron of .ivlalois to Columbus to buub li; : town with Liberty Loan l.teialute while the band is here, and it i; probable that he will comply with the request. The program for the visit of tb band was arranged by Me. R. ';, Johnston, director ol the fo jr-minuie peakers lu Columbus. ATTRACTIVE DISPLAY. One of the most unique and at tractive Liberty Loan display win dows in the city is in the building occupied by Mr. E. A. Ros on Mail street. The display was arranged by Mr. Ross fiimself. The scene pre sents Uncle Sam's boys "going over the top," the work of th Red Cross nurses, work of the Y. M. C. A., the Thrift Stn.- v etc., aii of which go to show why the Fourth Liberty Loan drive is now being made. REV. GAVIN HERE. Rev. R. S. Gavin, formerly of Corinth, who today begins his pas .orate of the First Baptist church in this city, will deliver twu sermons, rie at 11 a. m., and another at 8:15 p. m. The public is cordially in vited. Rev. Gavin has preached several sermons here, and the Commercial joins the citizens of Columbus in giving to him a cordial welcome to the city. FIRST METHODIST CHURCH. Rev. S. L. Pone will preach this morning at 11 o'clock on the sec ond coming of Christ, the subject is "Will Jesus' Come Again,"and is of absorbing interest. Hear this sermon if possible. Night service at 8 p. m. Enlist as our soldiers do. Buy Ponds find keen them. Warner rust proof corsets at Schwab'j Ready-to-wear department. A ML IMC A N NI) I'KFN'rjl A KM IKS MAKC (i(H)I) vw gkkk.; FORTS ARE REACHED Knyli: h and l:eli;;n Soldir is llrin a Fierce Drive in Flanders. London, Sept. 28. With the Hiitish making ncd pro gress in front of Camlmi, where 10,000 German prison ers have been taken, thy .sec ond P.ritish army, in conjunc tion with the Medians launch ed a new assault on the Flan ders battle front today, the war office announced. Satisfactory advances are bein made over the whole battle front. We have cap tured 200 more cjuns. The Douai-Cambrai road lias been reached Douai and Cambrai are extremely im portant German positions be ing bastions upon which the northern end of the Hinden burg line rests. The text of the official re port says: "Our attack yes terday on the Cambrai front was pressed without any re laxation until a late hour and further progress was made during the evening, especially on the northern portion of the battle front. Additional pris oners and guns were captured from the Germans. Our troops continue to make good pro gress on the front between Flesquieres ridge and Bour lan heights. A Canadian di vision passed Hayencourt and reached the Douai-Cambrai road at nightfall. Other troops passing by the Canadians pushed rapidly forward a dis tance of over two miles, cap turing Epincy and Oisy le Verger. At the same time the fifty-sixth division, press ing northward along the Du Nord canal captured more than 100 prisoners and the defense northeast ot Sauchy Cauchy. JUDGE NILES PASSES AWAY. Jackson, Miss., Sept. 27. Judge Henry C. Niles, of the United States District Court for Mississippi, uied at a Memphs hospital late la-t nitrht. lie had been ill for some ti-nc :nd his death was not altogether unex iceted. The funeral services will be held at the family residence at Kos "isuko Saturday afternoon. Jud;,' Niles was a member of the State Legislature from 1378 to 1889. Hp was appointed United States dis trict judge- in ISD0, which position :;o has wince held. Two sons, Jason and Swanson, sur vive Judge Niles, and two step laughters, Mr?. I.em Odom, of Ox ford, and Mrs. Pe'ham Mills, of Mc Comb. ST. PAULS CHURCH TODAY. Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity. Holy Communion at 7:50. Sun day School and Dible Class at 9:45. Morning Prayer and sermon at 11:00. Week-day service: Wednesday, the I.itanv and War service at 10:00. AL'-OTMENT ANNOUNCED. The nlletm iit for the Colam' tn Chap.'er. American Red Crosw for Oc tober has arrived and the woik room will Ik: opened Tuesday morning, ami work will te Ooue u imii's Iluuvl shirta and pajamas.