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V01..XXIV. NO. 100. COLUMUUS. MISS., THURSDAY MORNING, JULY 18, 1918. AIRMAN MEETS WITH SERIOUS MISHAP HERE FORMATION OF KNIGHT'S GREAT PAINT'NG SOLD FOR WAR FUND VANTSAMERiCAjSON OF FOkhlER TO i& DECLARED IpRiiSIDLH IS A DRY COUNTRY I REPORTED D? A D CLUB FOLLOWS BAILEY'S TALK LIEUT. MOORE IS HURT WHEN MACHINE GETS OUT OF CONTROL INJURIES INTERNAL Accident Occurred Near Mc Connell Place, Short Dis tal cp West of City. Second Lieutenant W. F. Moore, an aviator from Payne Field, near West Point, was painfully hurt while attempting to make a lancKng on the McConnell place, a few miles west of Columbus, Tuesday after noon. His engine went dead on him just as he was about to negotiate the landing, and in making an ef fort to right the machine he en countered trouble which caused 'him to lose his equalibrium. The injuries of Lieut. Moore, which are of an internal nature, are not considered very serious. First aid was rendered by Dr. W. R. Mc Kinley of this city, who has had con siderable experience as an army sur geon, and the patient was turned over to the chief surgeon at Payne Field, who rushed to the scene of the ac cident in an airplane, having made the trip from there in eight minutes, and who now has charge of the case. After the injuries of Lieut. Moore ' had been given surgical attention here he was taken to Tibbee in Gun ter Brothers' ambulance, having been accompniiipd by Mr. H. H. Gunter and?ir..C.3. Hamll, Vetor of the undertaking 6epatme'ntofthat Tirm. At Tibbee they were met by an am bulance from Payne Field. At the time of the accident there was a pilot in the machine with Lieut Moore, but he escr.ped uninjured, and it was impossible to learn his name. The machine was badly smashed up as a result of the accident, the propellers having been 'twisted off and other parts having been broken. AUTO HITS MOTORCYCLE. Phelan Harris, a machinist em ployed at the local shops of the Southern Railway, was painfully hurt Sunday afternoon when a motorcycle which he was riding collided with an automobile. The collision took place on the Robertson road, a few miles west of Columbus.find the automibile is said to have been owned by a citizen of Meridian. According to reports made to the local police, the only occupant of the cr - V negro chauffeur, who kept on his way without having stopped ir "-"rtain the extent of Mr. Harris' injuries The Biricldnist, howevpr. - not seriously hurt, having been able to be out the following day. OFFERS PRIZE TO AIRMEN. London, Julyl4. "Inorder to stim ulate the production of more power ful and more suitable aircraft," the Daily Mail announces the revival of its offer of a prize of $10,000 to the first person who crosses the Atlantic from any point in the United States. Canada, or New Founderland to Great Britain or Ireland or vice-versa in seventy-two consecutive hours. The original offer of the Daily Mail was made in April, 1913. It wat suspended tt the outbreak of the war. Messrs. J. L. Fhillips, J. W Phil lips, Z. Z. Brandon and M. Win- die, of Pickens county, spent yes terday in the city en route home after a visit to Starkville and West Point. Mr. Sam Ashmore, who is now in the navy, stationed in the base hos pital at Chelsea, Mass., is spending ten days here with his WVrs Messrs. Paul and Ely Ashmore. Mrs. Frank Whitelock and child of ,T.ongview, Texas, are the guests of Mrs. Whitelock's sister Mrs. W." P. Stribling, on North Eighth street. Mrs. Lizzette Sandifer, of Green wood, i vwtiner her father. Cart John A. Neilson.'on North Third avenue. CITIZENS FORM L'lWNDES COUNTY SELF PRESER VATION LEAGUE MAYOR IS CHAIRMAN Chief Executive of City Se lected as Head of the New Organization. Hon. Thomas L. Bailey, of Me ridian, traveling examiner for the employment service bureau of the United States department of labor, delivered an address at the court house Monday afternoon and was geeted by a fairly large audience. The meeting was presided over by Mayor D. S. McClanahan, who intro duced the speakers, and quite" a num ber of prominent business and pro fessional men were present. Mr. Bailey is conducting an edu cational and organization campaign throughout this section of the state, and came to Columbus for the pur pose of inciting interest op the part of her citizens in the work m which he is engaged. He urged the necessity for organization and co-operation, and after he had finished speaking W. F. Lagrone, of West Point, ex aminer for this district, was introduc ed and delivered an address along the same line. Following Mr. Lagrone's address the Lowndes County Self Preserva tion League was organized and the following afficers named: D. S. Mc Clanahan, chairman ; D. F. McCul ough, vice-chairman; V, B. Imes. sec retary and treasurer; 3. B. Widit ms, lcgrl officer. The following district vice-chairmen were also named: Dis trict 1. C. W. West, Caledonia; dis trict 2, W. N. Puckett, Columbus: istrict 3,Dr.F. M. Vaughan, Dunbar; district 4, R. B. Hrrdv. Crawford: district 5, Gaius Bush, Artes5" of the district vice-chairmen will ap point' a committee of two citizens to assist him in carrying on the work in his district Mr. J. W. Joyner has returned from a business trip to Tennessee. HARRISON WANTS TO DISCUSS ISSUES WILL FORMALLY CHALLENGF SENATOR VARVAMAN TO PUBLIC DEBATES. Washington, July 16. Released from duties in Congress, James K. Vardaman and Pat Harrison, the can didates for the Mississippi senator- ship, expect to do intensive cam paigning during the thirty days which will remain before the primary. Be fore leaving Washington last night tepresentative Harrison challenged Senator Vardaman to a series of joint debates. Instructions to make formal presentation of the challenge ire contained in the following letter written by Mr. Harrison to Judge J. Q. Robins, his campaign manager: It is now definitely agreed that both the Senate and House will take a 3-day recess under an unanimous onsent agreement that no business will be tranficted from the 15th day of July to August 19. "I shall return to Mississippi im- mediatedly to press my campaign by visiting as many localities as I can within the time designed before the election. I understand Senator Var. daman has returned to the state to give an account of his stewardship. "The issues of the senatorial cam paign are clear cut. I have stated in my public speeches that So ntor Var daman joined hands with the Re publicans of the Senate in 1915 to accomplish defeat of the ship pur chase bill to the great detriment of the farmers and business interests of Missisippi and the country." In concluding his letter Mr. Har rison says: "Since the issue is so well defined. nd the people of Mississippi are en 'itied to hear these questions full' discussed by both of us in the pre ence of each other, I am writing r --r The original of this creiit wur itnlnrinir hv i:i,i,..nvm. u-ni..ht .1... t, ilham fu-lson Cromwell and prescutud It was sold at auction. RAID STILL RUN BY OCTOGENARIAN J. W. KEYSER, CIVIL WAR VET- ERAN, ARRESTED BY SHERIFF OF FAYETTE COUNTY. John Wesley Keyser, who is more than 80 years old and who served as a Confederate soldier throughout the civl war, was recently arrested on the charge w'n-". illicit still. He was taken into custody by J. H. Oswalt, sheriff of Fayette county, Ala., having been arrested at his still, which was located near the border line which scperates Fayette and Tus caloosa counties. His still was made out of a 50-pound lard can, and when the sheriff made the raid he found on hand several quarts of apple brandy, wheh is said to have been of an unusually excellent quantity, and several barrels of beer. It is pretty well known that a num ber of stills are in operaton in several counties in West Alabama, as local police have several times during the recent past caught parties bringing liquor made at these f .tills into Colum bus. SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO BE RE All RANGED PROF. STANLEY CALLS MEETING OF TRUSTEES TO CONVENE AT COURT HOUSE JULY 24. Having become convinced that the way in which the school districts of Lowndes county are devided is so in equitable that thorough and efficient work is practically impossible, Prof. E. A,. Stanley, superintendent of ed ucation for the, county, has called a meeting of the trustees of the schools to cenvo're at the court houo in this city on We -Ins ".lay, July 24, for the nurpese cf rearranging these dia- ricts. According to Prf.f. Stanley, the present arrangement 13 so defecth that there .".re several sections of the county which maintain schools but which have never been placed in any specific district, and the meeting is railed for the purpose of correcting this and ether existing conditions vlrch militate seriously against ef fective work by the county's depart ment of education. There are at present 33 white and .r5 ne;rro school districts in the county, and representatives of 1 .iii these ditricta are expected to be pre. ent at the meeting which Prof. Stan ley has called. vou this letter as chairman of my central campaign committee of Sen ator Vardaman that I challenge him to t serien of joint debates through out Mississippi, tha time and place" to be agreed upon between the Var daman central campaign committee and my central campa ign committee, each, committee to select an equal number of places for these debates." 1 JiwV-i . I to the American. British. French and Ik - NO TRACE YET OF ESCAPED PRISONERS OFFICERS UNABLE TO LOCATE NEGROES WHO BROKE JAIL HERE SATURDAY. Local officers are still looking for Ed Williams and Beverly Bondman, the two negroes who escaped from the Lowndes county jail Saturday after having overpowered Jailer M. VV. Sharp, but have" found no trace of either one of them. The officers are especially anxious to find Williams, as he had deserted from the army three times, and had just been arrested and placed in jail after having made his third escape from the training camp at Newport News, Va., Bondman had recently been convicted on a charge of ob taining money under frlse pretenses and given a short sentence on the county farm. The leavetaking of Williams and Bondman makes a totr.l of 12 prison ors who have escaped from local in stitutions during the recent past. Six negroes walked off from the county farm about six weeks ago and four others escaped last week, the recent jail delivery hnvinit run the numbir of escapes up to an even down. Non of the negroes have been apprehend ed. MAN IS KILLED BY SOUTHERN TRAIN BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN W. H. MURPHY; BODY HELD FOR IDENTIFICATION. A man believed to have been W. H. Murphy, a homeless nomad, wis run over and kifled by the west bound passenger train on the South. cm Railway whvihj arrived here ;ho;-tiy after noon lesterday. The Kcident occurred ntar Berry. Ala., mid cmong the mitn's possessions wore two banjos, out of which bore he above name, while the same cog nomen appeared several times in a ni;r-. .r.!.luin book vhich was found n one of his pocket k. The man was apparently tbout 50 ye.r3 old, weighed 25 pound an 1 was 5 feet, 2 inches in' height. The body was brought to the undertaking srlabJjrhpr.ent of Gu iter Brothers .r, ih's city, where it is now being he'd ;v. .-":i::g identification. MANY WILL ATTEND RED CRQSS BENEFIT. An affair which promises not on ly to be enjoyed buj one which will mean much to the jar relief fund will be given at th home of Mrs. E. D. Herring, sevtral miles west of Columbus Saturday night from 7 to 11 o'clock. Rfreshm?nts will be served, and dancing and other features will be enjoyed. Quite a number jpf officers from Payne Field are eKpr:te l to be pres ent. I it . . . t I l 'i . a' U 3 ... .t ......... lglum blind relltrf war fund, by which 1 MRS. NEYMAN DIES AFTER LONG ILLNESS WIFE OF SOUTHERN RAILWAY CONDUCTOR PASSES AWAY AT HOME ON NORTH 3RD AVE. Mrs. Mamie Neyman, wife of Mr. Wallace Neyman, a popular con ductor"on the .Southern Railway, died at her home, 1.123 North Third avenue, last Sunday, her death hav. ing resulted from cancer of the bone. Mrs. Neyman had been a sufferer from this diser.se for quite a long time past, and nearly a year ago one of her lower limbs was am putated in an effort to save her life. The hope entertained by sur geons and members of .her family pro-i. a vain one, however,' and r.fler having undergone long and painful suffering she finally passed away. Mrs. Neyman, who was r most ex cellent Christian lady, was 33 years old and is survived by her husband anil two children. Mrs. Neyman formerly lived in West Point, and lu r body was tr ken to that citv for interment. $340,000 SECURED IN STAMP DRIVE WORK WILL CONTINUE UNTIL COUNTY'S ALLOTMENT IS IN HAND. The work of footing up the pledges made in the War Savings stamp ct.m puign conducted in Lowndes county on Jane 28 has just been completed, and fthows pledges amounting to $310,000, while the number of in dividuals who witviii'd pledge cards is shown to have been 6,391. These figures show only returns made to Prof. E. A. Stanley, the county director, and as all the dis ttiets have rot yet bpn reported the mount collected may be consider ably augmented when these reports finally are turned in. The county's quota is $815,000, and the work of soliciting pledges vill be continued until that amoun' has been secured. WILL TAKE NEW POSITION. Miss Augusta Sykes, who for a number of years past has been of valuable assistance as stenographer at the Columbus National Bank has re signed her position to succeed Mr. E. W. Russell, as stenographer for Mr. J. L. Cox, assistant general freight and passenger agent for the South ern Railway in Mississippi. Mr. Russel is soon to enlist in the naval reserve. AT THE PRINCESS TODAY, Sessue Hayakawa, the noted Jip anse actor, who has many followers in Columbus, will be seen at the Princess today in "Hidden Pearls," n modern drama. Atlrr-ission 5 and 15 ropts. An excellert musical pro-cram. KB'. !.. . UANuJ 01-' 1,0.. TON', DFI.IVKU:, TWn APDRF.SSKS IIF.RK SCORES BREWERS Bhmrs Them for Kecvnt Fuel Famine and Shortness of Cais Generally. Two addresses on prohibition were c.vricd here last Sunday by Kev, Louis Albert Banks, of Boston, who 'spoke at the First Methodic church at 11 a. m. and at the Princess Airdomt at 8:30 p. m. Mr. Banks is traveling over the country under tho auspicies of the American Anti-Saloon League and is urging the people to do every thing in their power to rid the country of whiskey and other bev erages cotaining alcohol. According to statements made by Mr. Banks, much of the suffering and inconvenience which have been experienced by the people of Amer ica and other countries since the war began is attributable to the liquor traffic. He said that the reduction of the bread ration in France re sulted largely from the fact that too much grain was used in the manu facture of liquor, while he claimed that in America breweries were not only using grain that was needed for bread but were also making the transportation j problem more diffi cult by demanding care in which to ship their products. He further averred that the brewers were largely responsible for the famine which this ountry experienced last winter, it having been his contention was part ly due to the fact that so many cars were being used to transport beer. The service at the Princess Air Iume Sunday night was presided over by Rev, S. L. Pope, pastor of :he First Methodist church, and 3n addition to the address delivered ly Mr. Banks r.n excellent musical po ,;r:im was rendered by the choir. Music will be a special feature of the service next Sunday night, when everal selections will be given by 'he Princess orchestra. ITEMS OF INTEREST OVER THE COUNTRY II3T OF THE NEWS FROM OVER THE COUNTRY GIVEN IN BRIEF FORM An increase of ten per cent on all merchandise shipped by express was put into effect Monday by the Ame rican Railway Express Company. President Wilson Tuesday signed the wire control resolutiof empow ing him to take over and operate for the period of the war all tide graph telephone, cable and radio lines. ' Belgium Tuesday wa given a new credit of $1,080,000. This makes the total loans to Belgium by the United States government $133, 480,000, and total to all of the allies $6,268,280,000. There will be no vacation this car for Iresident Wilson. With matters of tremendous importance demanding his attention every day, the president has decided that he can not leave his defk, and it was lefinitely announced at the White House that he will remain in Wash ington throughout the surnn.er. . A fire caused by the explosion of nitrate early Tuesday complete!" ? .troyed the fertilizer plant of the American Agricultural Chemical Company near here, entailing a loss estimated at $1,250,000. Four hundred and fifty American built battle planes had been sent abrof d or delivered at ports for ship ment on July 5, the date of the hst complete official report reaching the war department. In announc ing this figure Secretary Baker dis closed also that deliveries of Liberty motors of all classes on the same date had reached 2,514. In, and Mrs. lunenn, of Pickens county, rpent Tuesday in Columbus. i.i D dm vm : f i 1 )' r SAYS DISPATCH HUN DRIVE BALKED New 'iVutrn Offensive lit ptiiM(i by FYeneh - F"i'rce Fihtiny in I'rooress. Loii'lon, July 17. Lieuten ant Quentin I'oosevdt, sen of former president Roosevelt, was shot down and killed on the Ch.deau-Tliieny uclv of the Maine fronton Sunday, according to an F'xehan;re Tele'rah message from Par is todav. According to the message Phillip Roosevelt, from his station in the trenches, saw the young American aviator fall a victim to a German air squadron. With the American Army in France, .July 17. The fifth phase of the "kaiser battle" in France has failed. Five times since the cam paigning season opened Lu- donorff has tried to end tht? war by a military stroke be fore the Americans could ar. rive in force. Twice he nearly succeeded -in I'icardy in March and on the Aisne river in May but the present check is sharper but more severe than the other two at Aunentit rs in April and on the Montdidicr Noyon front in June. But Ilindenburg has used up too many first class troops in the earlier at'empts and now is finding the compara tively untiained Americans too tough : antagonists. The smallest imaginable propoition of the. available Americans in France is taking paitintho smashing of the fifth "kaiser battle," but ev erywhere the Americans ap pear they fight the boch.es off their feet, not only recaptur ing lost ground and taking prisoners, but liberating com rades whom the Germans had previously captured. AVIATOR MISSING. Lieut. J. MeGavock (Irider, a Mem phis boy, and a nephew of Judge C. L. Moore, of this city, is missing in action in France, aeenrd!r.r to i I" ter received by his father, Mr. W. II. Grider, of Osceola, Ark., a few days ago. Grider and another American av ator pursued two German airplanes on fighting lines in France on June 18, and shot both Hun planes down. Both Americans turned their ma chines to return to their own lines. According to the other aviator they were fighting a strong west wind and when the American looked around Grider's machine had disappeared. It is presumed that he had engine trouble and was forced to land in German territory. , Mr. J. O. Carroll, who forty years ago resided in Columbus, and who is now making his home in Bogalousa, La., is here on a short visit renewing his acquaintances. He is being given a cordial welcome back to the city. Messrs. Silas and Roy Ashmore, who are now holding positions in brothers in this city.