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0VINGTON I ? f v I i r m i i if ti ii ri rv ti m Vol. S3 -No 2 Tipton Record Eat'd 18ti7 Corinitton Leader.. Est'd ISM West Tenn. Clarion ..Eat'd 1875 . True Light Eat'd 1S? Covington Call Eat'd 1879 Consolidated ". July 1, 1917 COVINGTON, TENN., OCTOBER 17, 1918 laS0Miy$l;Dils;tf$l.25 M M !i .1 X JdUtt ?n ininoTinr lU A tfi 0 UL WITH GERMANY ARMISTICE IS MATTER FOR AL LIED OFFICERS ' TO SETTLE. President Has No Thought of Endang- ring Allied Victories No More Scraps of Paper Wilson Means Al ace. Lorraine Must Be Returned to France Hun Forces Must Disarm. Wilson has answered Germany's In order to guarantee our pro rata peace proposal with a decision which 'of the increased wheat acreage ask not only fulfills the expectations of ed by the Department of Agriculaure supporters of his diplomacy, but al-! for next year's crop our county has so dispels the fears of those who pre- ben asked to increase its acreage by dieted he would substitute victories ' 1862 acres. ; at arms with defeat at diplomacy. We must increase the wheat acre No peace with kaiserism, autocracy age of our county not less than 20 must go; no armistice can even be'per cent in order to make provision thought of while Germany continues 1 against a possible crop failure and her atrocities on land and sea; one I to assure the allied world sufficient cannot be considered unless it fully dictated by the allied command ers in me neja in sucn lemis uo ou- , 7? V J j solutely provide safeguards and guar-! work so far and they can be depend ences that Germany's part will not'ed upon to carry Tipton county ers in the field in such terms as ao be a scrap of paper. - rover we top-in uie -uoeny wneat This, in a few words, is the presi-; Crop Drive, dent's answer- ! In a few davs a county-wide cam- If it does not bring a capitulation .paign will be made, when every far which may be more than an uncondi-fmer will be given an opportunity to t nnoi .nrroiiHur npfi riinomats ana American officials believt it may cause a oeyolution in Germany. Beyond question it speaks for the entante allies as well as the United States. , ' The dispatch of the president's re ply was followed by the issue of this formal statement at the White House by Secretary Tumulty: - "The government will continue to send over 250,000 men with their sup plies every month, and there will be no relaxation of any kind"v Quite outside of the formal phrases of a diplomatic document that was President Wilson's word to the world that he' had no thought of stopping the fighting at this stage. The Senate chamber rang with the applause of senators as the presi dent's answer was read a few minutes dent's answer was read a few minutes after it had been announced at the, ai lv u vw. State Department Senator Lodge.the president's chief critic in ms iwk untu toaay, issueu a wwm "V.ceived by Mr. J. 11. Flippin. cnair presing his gratification at the presi- man o the Fourth Liberty Loan dent's decision. Opimon e.t the capi- w jn , Tipton county: until todav. issuea a statement ca to I and tnrougnoui. uiiicjai .i ton was unanimously in approve. TV, fflniol nnia which Will COnVCY A HC Ull'ViMI VV ' - the president's decision to the Ger man government, and more import ant, the German people, was delivered today by Secretary Lansing to tne T.nnav uv octittMtj charge of the Swiss legation, who has been acting as the intermediary. It was given out publicly by Mr. Lans inr at the State Department at I given out publicly oy m:.- at the State Department at o o'clock this evening. . , , dno nntstandini? point wnich does hot appear in the president a note--. v 1 . " . . t a point on which the world has been nskino- Questions can be answered tonignt. night. ... .(humiliated and acKnowieages ne Whan tlio nrPSlflfint declared mat .0f, torritnrv TP the wrong done to France when uer-1 calg RUbmarines, slacks arms and many took Alsace-Lorraine should be unconditionally surrenders. No peace righted he meant that Alsace-Lorraine -ji come through parley with Ger should be returned to France. . jim-n monsters who have outraged Those who contend that the presi. , c;vii;zaj;ion( murdered our wounded dent's decision arranges the situation 80diers an(j jnnocent by-standers. for something more than an uncondi-, infmenza s no doubt another form .- La it nn tn arffU- i n... nit. tiouai suiicnuci uooc -o- ir.cr.t that he has passed tne stage where he might have accepted a sur render of the German military and naval forces and left tae lern autocracy on its tnrone. ! shall not fail, iou must fight ev Mr. Wilson, acording to this view, . el hour of present Week. An un- lias now finally informed the uerman lias nvv j people that if they want peace they can only attain it by getting rid of i it tVow -urtint. TiPfiee theV i the kaiser and nis system. . An armistice, it is true, might come first and the details of the downfall of the German autocratic government might be arranged later. But this is what an armistice would entail: . . First, a stop to the atrocities on land and sea and the systematic des truction and devastation in the wake of tne retreating Then the disarmament of the German m 1 l,v danneit nt their HIHIS force's and the deposit of their arms , t : v tn Ka n noon and munitions t " VV the allied military commanders. Then, the occupation by allied forces of certain German cities of strong holds of strategic importance. Prob i BWy also the occupation of all the ; submarine bases, a turning over of in Short, It Will eutaii v...s from Germany of everything with'0UR PRESIDENT COM which she might break her word to fiTi fliiniLic6 From that poina the United States and the allies might proceed to dis pose cf what remained of kaiserism if th German people have not done ir before, as President Wilson m his note plainly invites them , to do. WhUe nownere in uw statesmen in m - -,t.- , "chief criminals" must be delivered iiD for trial, tttr president's confi- rtanls point out mat, uc """ - i'cribes to the doctrine that the guilt While nownere m v""snouia not omy u resident openly join with the entente b t very greatly oversubscribed. We t'1 f iu AnmanA that. theL.. A.. the o-veatest ex- nf bringing on tne wunu laamageaiiKe v uu"1" v - , BonS Jrest of the world. Nothing has hap- It will be noted that the president. d which makes it safe or rossi comrletely rejects the German sug- ble to do anything but push our ef .t!on for a mixed commission to ar-;fovt to the utm0st. The time is ranee an evacuation and reminds the critica, and the reSpnse must be com- militarists inai u.c, nnd the associated commanders; that Sv will have no part in framing them He makes it plain that he does not accept the new Germin govern no..? uLaoA hv Chancellor Maximil- fan as anything less autocratic, any- aSfatureof German mili- main until the epidemic of the m tarism than its predecessors, cndifluenza is over. . warns the German people that unless they destroy it the allied armies will do so. Oriji of the most important points of his note is that in which he ac knowledges the present German gov ernment's unqualified acceptance of his peace terms, and then goe3 on tn ehnur that thnao terms nroviHe specuicuuy ior me BUDStiiuiion 01 a 'government wholly responsible to the I German people themselves for the specifically for the substitution of a present one dominated by the German mill. iStS. "LIBERTY WHEAT CROP" - CAMPAIGN NOW ON uiu uuimS " , c"- - - - - o - i Our farmers have patriotically con tributed to every branch of war . iul "j signing a pledge to increase his wheat arreage. In the absence of a county agent, this campaign will be conducted by Mr. R K. McBride, county food administrator, and his district committeemen. These com mitteemen are as follows: No. 1, W. F. Bringle; No. 2,T. J. Lawrence; No. 3, O R. Lavelle; No. 4, E. J. Turn age; No. 5.H. M. Beaver; No. 6, J. F. Wooten; No. 7, D. R. Tinkler; No. 8 A. M. Moose: No. 9. C. B. Cothran: No. 10, J. T. Marshall; No. 11, C. A. Stockley; No. 12, Emmett Overall; No, 13, J.. S. Mayo; No. 14, H. P. Cash: No. 15, J. H. Massey. This campaign wouloV have been made several weeks ago, but the official pledge flanks had not been received. TjE WAR Jg NQT OVER WE mST raise OUR QUOTA The following telegram was re- Mr. J. H. FliDDin. Covington, , lenn " Say to the people of your county: Will you raise your quota? Unless you do, world-wide disgrace and shame will come. No one can carry vnnr enure n vour share of the load, xour tasK . . do t t and national disrace wjji surely come. Will your vcope iet insidious German propa peace proposals, which an; Iclar - thinking man ..knows must be vv Anvm vnnr efforts? i tlVUlVUl UV& MW jvw- No ce can come excepting f roi peace can come excepting irom victory of arms. .. and no armistice until Germany is broken in spirit, humiliated and acknowledges her ,0I merman airocity. cvcijuuc mm- be aroused to the necessity oi over coming all obstacles. If your work- , I ! ..n..w hA nitthnrivan rn Hohenzol-'comman(jeer servjces 0f others. Wre hroi.pn victorv is demanded from ev- : l- ;.,,!-.. i, tki. iotvi.t ery single county m tnis aisinet. a message of reassurance is requested. COMPTON, Chairman, Eighth Federal Reserve District. HEALTH OFFICERS CALL i FOR VOLUNTEER NURSES On the advice of the county health officer and other physicians, the may or and city pastors are calling for volunteers to nurse the sick in our iniluSt. mere are j.cw ioocs wikic jip coui not be employed. If you 1 - nnrcn ronsp pnll Kflf). . . . mi There are a lew cases where are wining to nurse, pieuse ion ow, Red Cross Jieadqtiartera, and give your name. Yon may not be called out, but if you are willing to help, plse plione in your name at once. tt vuvinvn) women will volunteer XL .W1V4VU . their services the same will be ap preciated and they win oe aaequateiy paid. V MANS WE MUST OBEY "Recent events have enhanced, not lessened, the importance of this loan and I hope that my fellow-countrymen will let me say -this to them very frankly: The best thing that could happen .would be that the loan nre in tne imuoi. . X. Z 'mise of the power of this country th t hag ever been witnessed pr fore- cast, and a single uj u .v..r., that effort WOuld be of tragical j piete wnnDTJOW WILSON. "JVpgMent, United States of Amer ica." t Mrs. A. B. Prichard and daughters, Misses Lucile and Rebekah, came up Thursday nierht from Mempms to re- LOCAL NEWS -Mrs. W. M. Simonton, who has lately been very sick with pneum mia, is now improving. Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Hall, of Ri alto, have received a card telling of the safe arrival of their son, Grover, overseas. The three-year-old daughter of , Mr. Ab Coats, of the Gilt Edge neigh borhood, died Sunday of influenza, and was buried on the day following her death. Robert Taylor, colored, who made his home on the I. A. Templeton place in the Sunnyside neighborhood, died Saturday afternoon al 5 o'clock of influenza. A letter from Mr. T. A. Boyd brings the information that both hi3 sons, David A. Boyd and Eddie A. Boyd, have fcrrived safely overseas in France. The schools of the city will re main suspended the remainder of this week and probably lone-er on account of the prevalence of influenza in the community. The remains of Maggie Foster, colored, who died in Memphis Mon day, were brought here Tuesday morning and were taken Wednesday to Randolph for burial Mr. Claud Shoaf returned Tues day morning to his home in the 15th district from Camp Sheridan, Mont gomery, Ala., having received a fur lough on account of illness. Mr. John H. Tipton, who is in training at Camp Gordon, Atlanta, Ga., is uffering from an attack of pneumonia, but we learn is doing well. The usual State teachers' exami nation will not be held in December this year, it is announced by Prof. H. H. Robison, county superintendent of schools. William, the little son of Mr. Wm. Clowes, of the Bowden school house neighborhood, feel out of a tree that he had climbed for some pur pose Friday morning and his leg was broken above the knee. Mra fioddard of Saulsbury, Tenn., arrived here Friday morning . . . 11 Ml Hf.. to attend the bedside oi ner son, mr. David Goddard, who is suffering from an attack of influenza at the home of Dr. J. R. Sanford. Joe Archer, little son of. Mr., Haywood Archer, of the Mt. Camel vicinity, died Monday morning at 11 o'clock, of influenza, and was buried the following morning at 10 o'clock at Mt. Carmel rematevj? Mr. J.W. Solomon, of Blythe ville. Ark., arrived here Wednesday to attend the bedside of his son-in-law and daughter. Mr. and Mrs. Jmes McCullough, both of whom are quite sick. ' Mrs. J. T. Grage, of Rosemark. who had been attending the bedside of her son, Mr. W. B. Gragg, returned home Wednesday. Mr. Gragg has been very sick with influanza, but is now improving. The infant daughter of ' Mr. and Mrs. Murray Gray, of the . Clopton vicinity, died Monday of pneumonia, and was buried Tuesday at Mt. Car mel. Rev. R.A. Wood conducting the funeral serices. Mr. Rufus Irbyjv of Rialto, and Elmer E. Russell, of Munford, left Friday morning for lerre naute, inu where they will enter the Rose Poly i technic institute to Degin wen nam ing. Mrs. Kate Reid was called to Chicago Tuesday evening on account of the serious illness of her daugh ter, Mrs. T. O. Gibbs. Mrs. Gibbs is suffering from an attack of pneumo nia Later news from her bedsid-j .s to the effect that she is improving. J. P. Johnson, who has been in one of the training camps for the past three months, returned to his home in the Oak Grove neighborheed mi...-jo mWit hnvincr received an honorable discharge on account of a crippled knee. Mr. Lewis Flippin sold from his Mason Road farm to Mr. Hugh Mills of the Dunlap Orphanage, a few days ago an eight-months-old Duroc male pig 'for $25. Mr. Flippin is, making good, in the raising of fine cattle and hogs on his farm. Ev Treadway. colored, was ar rested with 9 gallons of bootleg whiskey Friday morning by Deputy Sheriff Tom Lindsey at Rmlto. His preliminary trial was held before Esq. J. L. Richardson the same day, his bond was fixed at $250 for his ap- tiA criminal Court. m ill aiiv:c uuviv - i he made the bond and was released. Judge W. A: Owen received news Friday of the late death in a hospital in France of Mr. Claud Sims, of r;i-i.r Mr Sims is the Son of Mrs.Mary Myers Sim's, formerly of this city, and was at me time I.:- Jfk oKMit 9(1 venra of aire. He had visited Judge Owen's family and was known to many oi our peuyic who regret very much much to learn of his death. , ' Mr. E. W. Ballard, of the Burli son vicinity, sent us a mammoth sweet potato Thursday that is a genuine curiosity and is now on exhibition in this office. The potato weighed when dug 16 pounds and 9 ounces, which is more than two and a half pounds over a peck. Mr. Ballard dug 25 bushels of potatoes from one-ninth of on ar-ra at HnH. This is probably the tl(4 A V A w largesa sweet potato ever raised in lipton county, .. LOCAL NEWS The Covington Milling Co. made a carload shipment 75 head of hogs to St. Louis Monday. Mr. Edgar Hudson, of the 15th district, is reported critically ill with pneumonia. Capt. T. F. McRee, of Atoka, is suffering from a severe attack of pneumonia. The six-months-old child of Mr. D M Delk died Monday afternoon nt 6 o'clock and was buried in Mun ford cemetery Tuesday morning. , The Cumberland Telephone & Telegraph Co. received a large new truck this week, which will be used in . the company's business. Mr. Duke Poindexter, who has Icon critically ill with pneumonia in the Baptist Hospital, Memphis, is now "Improving steadily. The Covington Milling Co. is in stalling a pair of 22-foot platform scales at their plant. Ihese scales will weigh wagon, team and the load all at the same time. ,. The local exemption board has received a call for the entraining of nine colored men here on the 7:4 J train Friday morning for Camp Greene, N. C. Dr. C. L. Hays, county health pliysican, estimates that there are now 5,000 cases of influenza and 2,000 cases of pneumonia in Tipton county. " r-The trial of John Loran and Dan rhare-ed with operating a distillery and selling whiskey, has heen postponed aeam, and tney win be tried on October 25. Mr nrl Mrs. S. B. Snoderass been at Sorine City, Tenn.. for the past several days, all guttering irom attacKs oi muueiiM. They expect to be able to return to Covington in a few days. Mr Thnmas Addison sold his flnpk nf Hi head of sheen on Thurs- Aaw f lost weelr to Mr. Knox Harper, of Obion county, for $1,000. Mr. Ad dison said that the saie was muue directly as a result of advertising. ' At-- M W Tfellev received news of the serious illness of her husband, Dr N W. Kelley, at Camp Jackson, Columbia. S. C. and left Wednesday evening for that place attend his bedside. tl M A Walter is still COn- fined to his bed with influenza, though he is some better. Mrs. waucer ami Charles, their eldest son, both of whom have been on the sick list, are able to be out. f- r v. rvwlcrill who had been AUl . VJ. w . , tn his hed in a hospital in Little Rock, Ark., was able to return to 'his home in this city weunesuy. ti: :.. Mioo Toooie who had been IllSBiaiCl, unco attending his bedside, returned with him. T5 t T. Hancock has a large i ,.r,t-ii nn ovtiihition in the show windows of the Tennessee Hard ware Co., sent him by a ' friend, in Meredosia, 111. This variety of squash is very fine for boiling, roasting or inaking pies. Tiff vcj T R Home, of Duncan- ville. Texas, the oldest sister of Rev. Robt. A. Clark, came Tuesday nignt to spend two or ttyee days with her htnther. She has been in Mississip pi visiting relatives. She will leave for her Texas home tomorrow. The opinion seems to prevail in nme ouarters that last Sunday was the last of the gasolineless Sundays. This is the wrong impression alto gether, as no orders have been issued from headquarters taking the ban off of free running of cars on Sunday. Mr. T.J. Boswell died at his home in the Hazel Grove neighborhood at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon of pneu nonia, after an illness of 10 days, and was buried at Indian Creek Wed nesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. He was about 30 years of age at the time of his death. Mr. Claud Anderson, son of Mr. .T W 'Anderson of the Rurlison vic inity, died at 3 o'clock Tuesday after noon of pneumonia, after an inness of 10 days, and was buried at Shiloh at 5 oVlork Wednesday afternoon. The young man was about 19 years of age at the time of his deatn. The funeral of Private . Harry Hedrick, 21 years of age, son of Dr. C. F. Hedrick. formerly of Randolph, who died of pneumonia at Camp Ma bry, Justin, Tex., on Tuesday morning of last week, took place on Thursday afternoon at the residence in Mem phis. The young man was a member of a headquarters company and had only been in camp a short while. Pri vate Hedrick is survived by a brother. Charles Hedrick. who is with the 114th field artillery, 30th division, now doing valiant service in France, and a sister, Mrs. C. A. Davis. Great Lakes Naval Band No. 4, a part of the great Sousa organiza tion, which has been touring the country in the interest of the Fourth Liberty loan, arrived here at 9:15 o'clock Saturday morning and spent the day. Beginning that afternoon at 2:30 o'clock this splendid mus;cal or ganization of 30 pieces gave a grand concert on the steps of the First Baptist church, playing patriotic airs and in ahe interum the good ladies and others solicited for the bonds, selling $6,100 worth. Col. Frank Har ris, who accompanied the bind, great ly aided the sale of bonds Jiy his speeches. The music wad grout ly en- ioved bv a larse crowd of people. i' AN ADDRESS ON SUGAR BY FOOD ADMINISTRATOR Everyone knows what patriotism means. It means stand by your country, and this is addressed only to those who are willing to stand by their country. Those who are unwilling to stand by their country are slackers, and it is your patriotic duty to report tnem to your county food administrator, so that they can be punished and publ(is,hed as slackers. The greatest shortage since the war is in sugar. You may not know how great this is, but your govern ment knows, and the patriot is willing to take the word cf his government. Mr. Hoover knows how little sugar is iviiilnhle tVir the nllipfi rnnntries and their armies, and how keen the short age is; and he knows that to maintain in our allies the will to win the war will require the last ounce that we r.ni snnve How much sugar are we willing to spare to win tne war : And to stop the toll" of American hlnnH nnd treasure f Our allowance is two pounds per , itr i: person per montn. we can live on this nnl we must, live on this. This sugar regulation comes home to every one and constitutes today more man anything else the measure of our loy alty and patriotism'. Don't leave this to guess. Ascer tain the facts. You are either patri otic or unpatriotic; you are either keeping or breaking your pledge to to the food administration. There is no half-way ground. There are communities in lenxies. see that have not gotten their two pounds because they could not get it because other communities were getting more than two pounds. Help us to expose these slackers who are willing to betray their country for the sake of their appetites. Such oitenses as tnese in a time like this, are a reflection not only unon our democracy, but upon our common honesty. The accomplishments ot tne iooa in Tennessee have been most gratifying, but there are some who have not obeyed me sugur regulation. It is not too late for them to reform and come over on the side of the allies. It should be a mrk of dishonor to use more sugar than the monthly ration. Patriots will observe the regulation implicitly; others should forfeit the leuowsnip of deecnt people. Faithiuliv yours. IT. A. MORGAN. Federal Food Administrator . for Ten nessee. CANDLE EGGJ5J3EPARATELY nnw cfofo fnA nHiYiinistration an- X Wv OtUVK " fVint raomlntinn.Q renuire that UVmilLta Viiuv -v.r-,w. 1 eggs be candled from May 15 to Jan uary 15 of eacn year. It has been discovered that a good linoncoes nre 11 sine what is known as the "flashing method;" that is, taking two or more eggs in each hand and waving or flashing them before the candle. , . Effective at once, the administra tion states that it is expressly forbid- den for any licensee to canuie ceea in this manner. This work is impor- i.i nnn,inVi tn romiire that each eSSZ LdllU cimug" "u be candled separately; that is, candle eggs one at a time. ANNIVERSARY DINNER t w Millino-ton and family, of the 7th district, attended a birthday din ner at Millington given in honor of Mr. Millingtcn's tamer, wr. kj. a. Millington, who was 68 years of age. and there were many guests there, including Mrs. Lois Purser and oaDy, oi a tuna, J. J. Loft and family, of Poplar Grove; Mr. Elton Harrold's iatner, oi Lucy, and the latter's daughters from M;n;Ao4on and Panama: and also Mr. T. F. Poston's family, from Lucy, and Mr. Hunter, from L.ucy. Mr. Ernest Brown, of Memphis, was a visitor m tne city ounuay. . D-, koa ViolH the nnsit.ion of vard- Uiunil na ' j ' - master at the Grand Central station in Memphis for several years. Mn Plnvo .Tones and sons. Albert and George, of Heber Springs. Ark., after a visit to relatives nere, ieit m day for Frenchman's Bayou, Ark., where they will irl future make their home. !' ; "",.,. Important Notice ! Saturday, October 19, is the last day of the Liberty Loan Drive. It will be a disgrace to our county and disloyalty to our flag and to our boys in France for Tipton county to fail to go oyer the top. . We are not over the top by a good deal- A1J, banks in the county are hereby called on to use every effort to sell the Liber ty bonds on Saturday, and ev ery person who can and will take one or more bonds is urg ed to go to any bank in the county and fill out his sub scription card. Yours for the Fourth Liber ty Loan, J. H. FLIPPIN, County Chairman. COVINGTON BUSINESS MENSM1LUB NOTES MUST HUSTLE TO GO OVER IN LIBERTY LOAN' Wisdom of Omitting Fair Seen Now Good Streets Will Come Later Loafers and Idlers Will Now Be Forced to Go to Work. We are approaching the end of the Liberty bond campaign with rather , gloomy prospects of going over the top. Districts one and six are prac tically over. Districts seven and eight are showing strong symptoms. Some other districts are waking up on the Inst round, but alas, there are some that seem to be sleeping soundly. But we must go over the top. Tipton county must not send a message of failure to her sons in France. The failure thus far to come up to our duty is not that our people are lack ing in patriotism, but that they are exceedingly busy and the epidemic of influenza has kept so many of our best workers off of the job. Recent events have abundantly demonstrated the wisdom of the fair committee in caling off our county fair for this fall. The Lauderdale county fair has also been called off and the Dyer county fair has been indefinite ly postponed. The big rush in' crop gathering, the great amount of sick ness and the strenuous Liberty bond campaign would have made it im roRsible to hold a successful fair. When the war is over we can do it and do it right. When the war is over and we can get the material for making streets our city officials will find our people ready for the front foot assessment or any other plan which will give us streets in keeping with the impor tance of our town and the amount of traffic we have to accommodate. Now that the employment card, sys tem has been adopted for Covington and city ordinajices passed with a view to carrying out the govern ment's wprk or fight order, there can be no excuse for loafers and va grants. "Six days shalt thou labor is the decree, and those who do not comply, if between the ages of 18 aid 46,- should be reported to the local exemption board, and those of other ages will be handled by .Mayor Green, 'b police force and the government labor agent. Pom to Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Mix, Wedneray night, a son. --Mr. J. H. Cothran and sister. Miss Fmma Cothran, were called to Park Field, Millington, this morning to attend the bedside of their brother, Mr. E. W. Cothran, who is suffering from pneumonia in a hospitad there. The 14-year-old son of Mr. Dan Young, living two and a half miles south of the city, died Wednesday night and was buiied at Mt. Carmel at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon. Mrs. Etta Branch, wife of Mr. James Branch, formerly of this place, and daughter of Mr. W. B. tiveasi, died of pneumonia in a Memphis hos pital Monday, and was buried in Elni- wood cemetery Tuesday. Mrs. Branch is survived by three sons and one. daughter. . Messrs. George Turner and L. N. Stubblefield had a turtle on exhibi tion here Wednesday, caught in a net in Cold Creek at Deer crossing, that weighed 140 pounds. This mam-- moth turtle is no doubt more than a hundred years old, and was likely well up. in' years when the guns thun dered over its head at Ft. Pillow back in the early sixties. The sad death of Mrs. Birdie L. Terry occurred at the home of her father, Mr. J. D. Montgomery, in this city, at 8 o'clock Sunday night. Her death was the result of an attack of nneumonia following influenza. The deceased was born and reared in Cov ington, was the only child of her narent.s. and was about 30 years of age at the time of her death. She was married to Mr. Terry about three years ago. He has been in training at Camp Jackson. Columbia. S. C for several months nast. He was con- XinedF to the hospital at the time of his wife's death', but amved nere Wednesday at noon. Mrs. Terry's funeral was held at the Christian church, of which church she was a member, this morning at 10 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Robert A. Clark, pastor of the First Methodist church, sfter which the interment took place in Munford cemetery. Mr. Murray Whitson writes his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Whitson, of the Liberty neign&orncod, oi an automobile accident in which he was the leading figure at Camp Gordon a few days ago, but from wi-.icn ne fortunately escaped without serious injury. The young man was driving in a car with two majors and a cap tain from the camp when it went off levoe 15 feat hirh. the radius rod. heinor hent and the steering tvheei locked. When the ear went off the levee the officers fell out of it. Young Whitson, who was in front, didn't have time to pet out. The car luckily Ididnt turn turtle just stood up on the end, so to speaK. ine axie wss bent, the crank broken, as were also the snindler. fenders, radiator and spring. The driver was thrown against the side, a knot was put on his head, cut one finger and mashed an other, but otherwise uninjured and mffered no particular tro-ib!e from the mishap. , .