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umUn VOI XXV. NO. 3. C0LUMBU3, MISS.. SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST II, 1918 Srml-Wrrkly, $3.00 Trf Yr. REGISTRANT IS ARRESTED FOR HAVING BOOZE mm SUPPORTERS OF PAT HARRISON FORM BIG CLUB ROUSING MEETING HELD AT COURT HOUSE ON FRIDAY NIGHT 1 1 1 1 1 i f 1 -- 30,000 GERMANS ARE CAPTURED BY THE BRITISH f i li7 ' '.') rr.hr! CANDLER GIVEN WARMGREETING BY THE PEOPLE CONSTITUENTS TUKN OUT C. C. ESTES NABBEP ON EVE OF DEPARTURE FOR CAMP FRIEND TO RESCUE Assistance of Officer M. F. Cook Rescues Young Man from Difficulty. C. C. Estes, a draftee from Pick ing county, Ala., became involved in serious trouble just as he was about to be inducted into military service, having been arrested by local police less than 24 hours before the time which he had been ordered, to report to the Pickens county exemption board at Carrollton to be sent to a training camp. Young Estes had been ordered to report to the exemption board at Car rollton Friday morning, but on the previous day came to Columbus to make some purchases and to bid lo cal friends adieu. He was accom panied by W.-B. Pritchard, a friend, who lives in the, same neighborhood, and while en route to Columbus, it is alleged, the two young men stop ped at the house of a negro and there purchased a quart of whiskey. A party of officers, headed by Chief of Police John Morton, who had been out on the Pickensville road to ar rest a negro for selling liquor, over took the automobile occupied by Estes and Pritchard soon after it had reached the confines of the city, nd after having searched the car and found the booze placed the young men upder : .arrest ..,'.' L ' i, '"" Estes was exceedingly anxious to get back to Carrollton in time to re port to the exemption board Friday morning, and through the efforts of Mr. M. M, Cook, a member of the local police force, who is a native of Pickens county, his desire was gratified. Officer Cook got in tele phonic communication with Mr. J. M. Coleman, a prominent citizen of Pick ens county, who came here and put up a forfeit of $50 for Estes, after which he whizzed him back to Carrollton in an automobile. Mayor McClanahan went into an examination of the case Friday morn ing and fined Este3 the $50 which had been posted. Pritchard, who owned the car, was also fined $50. and the final disposition of the vehi cle, which was confiscated, will be decided upon at a special hearing which has been fixed for August 14 St. Paul's Church To-Day. The eleventh Sunday after Trinity. Holy communion at 7:30- Sunday school and Bible class at 9:30. The Litany and sermon at 11:00. Week day services: Wednesday, the Lit any and war service at 10:00. YOUNG MAN HURT ON LOG TRAIN REXZO PORTER RECEIVES IN TERXAL INJURIES WHILE WORKING NEAR 8TEKXS. An accident which may prove seri ous to Renzo Porter, about 18 years of age, and a son of Mr. L. R. Por ter, who resides several miles north east of the city, occurred near Steens Friday afternoon. The young man was working on a iog traiu of the Columbus Lumber Company and in an effort to untie a chain between two engines was badly crushed. The injured party was hurriedly brought to Columbus in Qunter Bro thers' ambulance and taken to the Columbus Hospital. TEACHERS ELECTED. At a meeting of public school trus-J tees held Friday night Misses Ruthj Sentcr and Minton Vandiver" both of, thisclty, were elected members oi( the faculty. They have not yet been' assigned work, but will be placed in charge of grades at one of the gram mar schools. There are still two, existing vacancies Instructors in eei-j ence and in modern languages at the Stephen D. Lee High School, which it will be necessa-y to fill later. GARNETT PRESIDES More Than Five Hundred Citi zens Enrolled as Members of New Organization. At an enthusiastic meeting which took place at the courthouse Friday ,Sht tho Lowndes County Pat Har rison Club came inTo being and man? prominent citizens who fjr years past have been steadfast supporters of Senator Vardaman Joined the or ganization. For some time past petitions in viting citizens to Join the club had been in- circulation and had been freely signed. Many who feared that they might not be able to attend the meeting attached their signatures to the petition ahd asked to be enrolled as members; but notwithstanding the extremely warm weather there was a fairly large crowd present. The meeting was presided over by Hon. C. L. Garnett who w'a3 intro duced by Hon. E. R. Sherman, chair man of the Lowndes County Demo cratic Executive Committee, and who delivered the keynote speecn. Mr. Garnett began his address by paying a high tribute to President Wilson and then proceeded to compare the records of Senator Vardaman land Congressman Harrison. ,-He suid that he had no personal grudge against the Junior Benator and would not CiUicise him as an individual, but that filsV record, in 'Congress was a public matter end therefore open to public criticism and condemnation. He said that this record had shown Senator Vardaman to be disloyal be cause he did not uphold the hands of the President in the crisis which the country now faces; while, on the other hand, Congressman Harrison had proved himself to be loyal to the core by supporting the administra tion and by doing everything in his power to help thet United States and her allies to win the war. Gen. E. T. Sykes delivered a vig orous speech in which he vehemently denied that Congressman Harrison was against the laboring men, as has been charged. He said that Mr. Har rison had always . been a friend to the laboring classes and had done everything in his power to promote their interests. Short talks were also made by Hon. F. C. Owen and Mr. lrvin Kauf man. The club starts out with a mem bership of about 600, which will be materially increased when lists that have been circulated in various sec tions of the county have been turned In. iMr. Garnett was named as perma nent chairman of the organization and there will also be district chair men in the various rural neighbor hoods throughout the county. LAUNCHING THREE SHIPS if 4 'V. View of th BhlpwBtn at ' Newark ;Bajr yards as the Alamosa, Aloona and iChetopa were launched dmultaoe-lously. life w :i s ix u 71 1Americnn lied Cross hospital at Paignton, England; matron and nurst-s making hay. 2 View In Chuteau Thierry, near which the American marines are holding the line. 8 Lieut James Armand Melssnsr of Brooklyn, who has bfwne an "ac."1 ALLEGED BOOZE VENDOR CAPTURED GOODLY QUANTITY OF MOON CHINE WHISKEY FOUND AT HOME OF E. CUNNINGHAM. A raiding party made ud of Chief of Police John Morton, of this city, Lieutenant McClean, from Payne Field, near West Point, and Special )fficer Frye, of th Unittd States revenue department, iearched the house of Elvin Cunningham, a negro, living about 12 miles southeast of Columbus, on the Pickensville road, Thursday and found therein two gal lons and one quart of moonshine fsky-.;, ;:, ,v." . It has been rumored for some, tme that Payne Field fliers have been securing liquor from a still somewhere near Columbus, and offi cers received a tip to the effect that Cunningham was furnishing booze. In addition to the booze some evi dence that Cunningham was operating a still was found, but Mr. Frye did not consider this evidence suffici ent to warrant prosecution in the Federal court and the negro was turned over to state authorities. 'unningham was given a hearing before Justice of the Peace G. D. Mc- Kellur yesterday morning and was sentenced to pay a fine of $100 and serve 30 days on the county farm. MARGUERITE CLARK AT PRIN CESS MONDAY. The attraction at the Princess for Monday, the 12th, is dainty little Marguerite Clark, in the famous Sat urday Evening Post story, by Max imilian Foster, "Rich Man Poor Man." This is a wonderful story, and we promise that Miss Clark will delight you with her portrayal of a girl who is worth more than riches to a man who had everything but love. The program for Tuesday is a bigj powerful drama of every-day life, "The Keys of the Righteous," with the clever star, Enid Bennett. This Is a Thos. H. Ince production. Also on Tuesday a Mack benneti Comedy, "Her Screen iaoi, iuu girls and laughs. For Wednesday, 14th we otter a feature extraordinary, Norma lal msdge. in "Moth," a big modern so ciety drama. Tic', any day the coming week, and you can't go wrong, it is some pro gram. PIG CLIH MEMEERS KETI KW A party composed of sixteen mem bers of the Lowndes County Pis CliA returned to Columbus Fridr.y even ing, after spending thre days at the A. and M. College, having gor.e there to inspect the barns, dr.ides and other buildinss ana to see now a modern farm is operated. The young men were 1n charge of Mr. P. L. Wells, emergency demonstration agent for Lowndes, Clay and Ol.tib beha counties. . ! Dr. C. D. Goodwin and Mr. Albert J. Rombach leave ,to-inorrow for the delta, where they go to spend seve. al days. Dr. Goodwin recently returned from an extended visit to Ok!:thoma City and Tulsa, Okla. Mr. A. C. Myers, a well known mail carrier on the South Side, i en joying a vacation, which he is spend ing ia Cincinnati, Ohio. 4- J-.rffe -t-,l I r mi , V1--! ili;itir' c'vrr'- 'Ski, JOHNSTON TELLS OF LIFE IN FRANCE WRITES INTERESTING LETTER TO HIS SISTER. MRS. ELOISE BELL, S. B. Johnston, who is now serving with the American Red Crobts in France, has written the following interesting letter to hl slater,' Mrs. Eloise Bell, of this city. Somewhere in France, July 14th, 1918. Dear Sister: First, hoping you are well and prietor of the Columbus Ice and Bot happy. I am la best of health and, tling Works, for damages in the sum gaining in weight and strength. It of $10,000. 1 Is almost cold two heavy llanketa Miss Mamie Shaw, minor, has, for cover at night." We are busy at through her mother, MrB."Tlettle Cav times and then have several days of in, filed suit in the Circuit Court simple routine work. I am located against the Columbus Railway, Light clone up to the point to which I have and Power Company for damages in always wanted to get, and am hopeful the sum of $ 1,000. It is set forth In that In a few days I will be moved the declaration that the child, while up closer. We are to celebrate this playing in Lake Park on July 28, evening at 7 o'clock. This fj'ay, you 'caught hold of a live wire which had kuow, is the French 4th. TUore will ( dropped from one of the company's be au elaborate banquet, lots of poles and burned her hand severely. speeches and music, given by Amer ican officers to tho French officers. The local Red Cross officers, f which there are three, are invited. 1 am going, of course. i have made, in the line of our work, several trips to nearby towns. I tee many unusual sights things 1 did not think possible and very sad they make me. All of this I can and will tell you when I come home. 1 am Bupposed to le here until October, then a vacation of a week. Every body goes to Paris. No more ti'ari'i for me. The country if I can, if not the country then some smau town, aot a village. Why? I will tell you later. We are living at an officers' .ncss. We, have plenty to eat. This mess will close in a few days, then my experience as a hunter will be of good use. Suppose you call up Mrs. Green and tell her f want a list of the Lowndes county hoys who are over here, their company number as well as regiment, all def.nlto and .oncise information that can l a got ten without too much trouble. Send to mo at Paris, care American Red Cross, plainly marked' with instruc Ur:'3 to forward to me, and address uie as first lieutenant. (This not through vanity, but of neceEity for definite Identification. 1 have met officers of the armyj who know our people in Birmingham ' and one who has traveled over all of Mi -slRsippi. and aft. a short talk' we concluded we knew each nthf.r in the States. I haven't had a word from anybody since I left New York, hut am full of the hope that a: I Is well. Was walking down a roid yes terday with the chaplain. I met a r.eL'io. Asked, "Where do y-u hail from?" "Mississippi, boss.'" Think of it. We shook hands. We are In1 the midst of everything which war meuns. I have no sensation of fear.. though I am careful. A church with-1 in fiO feet of our dugout had the' front Mown iu four nights ago. done' by long range gun. We are in plain view of a Ocrman strongholL Boml Ing U regular. Yesterday, this is offk, 1.160 sl ells were used In a sector of four miles square. The boulir by. and of. airplanes Is con staot day and night. As the moon growt larger we look for ccustant a!r r-t!'!s. I Tn days ago, cue mile from Continued on Tags Four. ! . - i' o: V TWO DAMAGE SUITS FILED IN COURT COLUMBUS ICE COMPANY AND STREET RAILWAY NAMED AS DEFENDANTS. Alleging that he sustained severe injuries of a permanent nature when knocked down and run over by a de livery wagon owned by defendant, W. H. H. Wood who operates a suburban grocery on North Third street has filed suit in the Lowndes county Cir cuit Court against Samuel Kaye, pro- Both suits were, filed by Hon. J. T. Harrison as attorney for plaintiffs. TO E WOMEN OF COUNTY. LOWNDES The government is calling for 25, 000 young women between the ages of 19 and 35, of sound health and good education, to enroll in what ia called the United States Student Nurse Reserve. Thoye who register in this volunteer body will engage to hold themselves In readiness until April 1, 1919, to be assigned to training schools in civilian hospitals or to the Army Nursing School and begin their course of study and active f-ludeut nursing. The Surgeon General of the United States Ar,my the Surgeon General or the United States Public Health Serv ice, the American Red Cross, the General Medical Board, and the Wo man's Committee, Council National Defense, have united in this appeal for student nurses and have joined their forces in a nation-wide cam paign to recruit thum,' leaving to tre 1 State Divisions of the Woman's Com mittee, Council National Defense, I through their local units, the duty of enrolling those ho respond to the 1 tppeal. Owing to an unavoidable delay in securing application blanks and In ttru t'on' Washington, this an- nouueement Is somewhat belated, but j there is Hill ample time for anyone i interested to join the band of pa triotic women who have been enroll inn all over the United States daring tho past ten days. iMississippl'i quota is 216. For in- o"--aiion see -Miss camiue Collins, Cad' FIats- or Mrs- William Baldwin, 620 Sutn Second street, Woman's Committee Council National Defense, Lowndes County Unit. " AMV' to Mr- Atwe11 Williams at her "Wence No. 211 Sixth street north, for lessons In Gregg System of Shorthand. Claas just beginning. Mrs. R. Y. More, of this city, who has been visiting friends In North Carolina for the past two weeks has. returned h0111 Mihh Niua .McCullougti is visiting her sister, Irs. R. B. Stinson, In Greenwood. IN LAKGE NUMBERS TO HEAR HIM RECEPTION TODAY Will Be Guest of Woodmen and Speak at the First Bap tist Church. Hon. E. S. Candler, of Corinth wht for more than twenty years ha represented this, the First District. In Congress and who is a candidate for re-election, delivered two ad dresses In behalf of his candidacy In Lowndes county yesterday, having spoken at Caledonia at 2 p. ui. aim in this city at 8:30 p. m., and having been greeted by large crowds on both occasions. Congressman Candler arrived In Caledonia about 12 o'clock, hav ing been accompanied by Captain T. H. Sharp and other local supporters. He was introduced by Dr. E. M Jamison ,a prominent citizen of the i.Uedonla neighborhood, and Jo.wt. t-d a magnificent address. Mr. Candler returned to Col-uuiu-iuimediately after having concluded his address at Caledonia, and at 8:30 o'clock last night spoke from a stand o'clock last night spoke at the court house, having been introduced by Dr. J. W. Lipscomb. As is well known, uot only in his district, but throughout the entire country, Mr.Candler has been a faith ful supporter of President Wilson and his war policy, and his ad Ire.3 v.as devoted la-gely to a resumj t f the stirring events whkh have taken place In Congress since the United States severed diplomatic relations with Germany. He paid a high tri bute to President Wilson, declaring him to be the ablest man who has occupied the White House since the administration of George WasUng ton. Mr. Candler was heard by a large audience last night, and his elo quent remarks were greeted with frequent outbursts of enthusiastic applau.se First Methodlwt Church To-Day. Preaching at 11 o'clock by the pas tor. Subject. "Which Shall It Be?' Night service at alrdome at 8.-u The pastor of the First Methodist church will preach on the subject "The Unpardonable Sin." The folow Ing old-time songs will be sung from the screen: "Holy, Holy," "More Love to Thee," "I Need Thee," "My Soul Be on Thy Guard." The entlf! city invited. Mrs. W. L. Dixon and little daugh ter, Louise, of Itta Bena, have re turned home, after a delightful visit Jo Mrs. Dixon's parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. Y. Moore in this city. CARES FOR FIGHTERS' FEET x Sergt. MuJ. J. A. White, who Is doing his bit serving as chiropodist with Uncle Sam's forces In France. ' The are of the lower extremities Is of the utmost importance to the success of an army, and this expert sees to It that the feet of our fighting men are always lu the "pink of condition." V I .. .. .. I L .A Ulv&sA 01 TENSIVE IS EXTENDED ON ENTIRE LINE SOE1 H EASTOE MONI'PIDJER 11 VILLAGES TAKEN !5(i0 Ciinnon Also Captured; German Base at Ham Now Under Eire. Somewhere in France. Aug. 10. -The German retreat rcn tinues over the whole 110 mile front from the Ancre to the zone just south of Montdidier. Unofficial advices from the front said that allied troops had alreadv entered Montdid ier. That the city had been "pocketed" was shown by the French war office at noon when it announced that ad vanced elements had reached Favorelles, three miles ea.stof Montdidier. Vast numbers of German i i i prisoners arc Dcing laKen. The British war office today put the number at more than 30,000 and the captives are still streaming in. News that the Americans are fighting with the British in the new counter-offensive came through official chan nels today for the first time. Paper at Payne Field. Fliers at Payne Field, near West Point, are preparing to launch a weekly paper devoted to news of the field and kindred subjects, the first Issue of which is scheduled to make Its appearance Wednesday August 21. The publication will be known as the Payne Field Zooms and will be In charge of experienced newspa per men. Lieut. J. I. Lawrence, who was formerly a member of the edi torial staff of the Top Notch Maga zine, will be editor in chief, while Cadet J. E. Elam, of Butternut, Wis., will be business manager, and Ser geant Oeorge W. Cox, of Joplln, Mo., who U an experienced linotype oper ator, will be make-up editor. Cadet Elam and Lieut. Cox were here yesterday for the purpose of inviting bids from local publishing bouses, and It Is probable that the paper will be printed here, as there are several plants In Columbus which are well equipped to handle work of this character. CORDIAL WELCOME GIVEN CANDLER WOODMKX OF WOULD HKUK TO TKXDKIt HIM IXFOKMAI. Ki: CEPTIOX THIH MOKXl.XJ. Hon. E. S. Candler, of Corinth, congressman for this district, who spoke at Caledonia yesterday after noon and In this city last ni,.,ht. rn behalf of his candidacy tor ro-elcc-tlon Is the present head consul of the Woodmen of the World for Mis lfslppl, being ranking ofi:; over 50,000 men of this State, and will bo honored this morning by a reception tendered to him by member of the local camp. The reception will take place at the Woodmen building on North Sec ond avenue, beginning at 9 o'clock and lasting one hour. Not only members- of the camp and their families, but the people of Columbus generally, are cordially invited to af tend this reception. Mr. Candler, who is prom-nenr ) religious as well as ia polu-ital and fraternal circles .will deliver an ad dress at the First Baptist church at 11 u citx'k Cilia tuuiuut, uiu liiu y-v pie of Columbus are also cordially Invited to hear this address.