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COLUMBUS, MISS., THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 15, 1918.
VOI XXV. NO. 4. COUNCIL ACTS ON SUNDAY LAW HUN ATTACKS ARE REPELLED WILSON LETTER TWO BALES OF GIVES IMPETUS 1918 COTTON TO CAMPAIGN ARE RECEIVED o All Bound Round ENFORCEMENT BY THE ALLIES SEEMS TO INCREASE I.O- HAL INTEREST IN SEN- ATORIAE CAMPAIGN HITS VARDAMAN Says His Reelection Would be Construed as Condcm- n.ntinn nf Administration. I.o.-fll interest in the Democratic primary which is to be held" next ton of the 1918 crop Tuesday, two Tuesday haa been materially in- bales having reached here about the creased by the publication of the same time and both having been letter from President Wilson ,Jn brought in by negroes. One bale which he states that he would con- was brought in by John Wilson, who sider the re-election of Senator Var- 0perates a farm about three miles daman as a condemnation of his ad- southeast of Co'umbus on the Pick ministration, and thinks the pople ensville road, while the other came of Mississippi should know this be- from the piantation of Sandy Butler, fore they act. ja located a few miles further While a large number of men who down rQad had , supported Senator Vardaman ever since his entrance into poli tics had been alienated from them by his course in the Senate and had decided not to vote for him at the impending primary even before Pres ident Wilson's letter was made pub lic thpre are undoubtedly many others who would 'have cast their ballots for him had the President remained silent; but who since the letter has been made public have decided not to support him. As is well known, Senator Varda- man has two opponents, Hon. Pat Harrison, who at present represents the Gulf Coast district in Congress, and former Governor E. F. Noel of Lexington, The great majority of the junior senator's former friends 1 2 3 Sd pittta '' ii WUiti 4011 ; f r while Goveror Noel is highly regard ed hers the majority of the people seem to think that the race is be tween Vardaman and Harrison, and most of those who are in thorough sympathy and accord with President Wilson and his war policy are sup porting the Gulf Coast congressman. The law provides that, in addi tion to a United States senator, the people of Mississippi ion Tuesday nominate congressman, circuit court I iudees and chancellors. In this dis trict however, there was only one candidate for circuit judge and one I for chancellor, Hon. T. B. Carroll of Starkville having been declared 1 the nominee for the former office J and Hon. A. Y. Woodward of Louis- j ville, for tha atter. Hon. E. S I Candler, the present congressmen, who is a candidate for re-election,has four opponents, Messrs. J. E. Ran-1 kin, of Tupelo; W, W. Magruder, of Starkv)'lle; T. J. Rrooks, of ( the Mississippi A. and M. College, and T. K. Boggr.n, of Lee county. lO KtBUILU StnUUL. The municipal council has ap pointed a committee to secure plans and estimates on a building to re- place the Ar Line School, which was destroyed by lire several montns ago. The school, while outside the city limits, was m the Loiumous school distrct and maintained by the municipality. The council had pre viously decided not to rebuild until the close of the war; but patrons con tended that the need for the school was urgent, and it will be rebuilt without further delay. PIGGLY WIGGLY STORE. A Piggly-Wiggly store is to be established in Columbus, F. B. Cox, a merchant of Starkville, Miss., hav ing purchased the local rights from Clarence Sanders, the originator of the idea, and having rented the buildine on South Market street, formerly occupied by the Pope gro cery Company, in which the new es tablishment will be located. The following clipping from the Daily Corinthian, of Corinth, will be read with interest by the many friends here of Mr. Hal Brown: "C. H. Brown, Jr., who has been serv In as csaistant cashier at the First National" Bank, has resigned that po" sition and as soon 89 his successor has been named, he will assume charge of the super.ntendency of C"r'rfh M"", Tor'? purchased nyl Morrison-Rinehart Grocery Co., from J B. F. Liddon." BOTH REACH COLUMBUS ABOUT THE SAME TIME BRINGS GOOD PRICE Both Bales Bring 30 Cents per Bound in the Local Market. Columbus received ner iirsi iui- Wi,.onv haift wohed 680 Bounds and was sold to Mr. T. 0. Burris, president of the Tombigbee Cotton Mills for 30 cents a pound, while Butler's bale, which weighed 520 pounds, sold for the same price. Wilson stored his cotton at the warehouse of Mr. J. A. Goree, while w bale brought in by Butler was stored with Messrs. Gardner & Smith, Wilson is an unusually progressive and successful farmer, having been among te first men to bring new cotton to Columbus for several years past, ELSIE FERGUSON IN IBSEN'S "A DOLL'S HOUSE" AT PRINCESS. ' The attraction at the Princess for YocfayT ThursSay" August 15th," is dainty demure little Elsie Furguson, in Henrik Ibsen's famous play, "A Doll's House." Esie Furguson, is universally ad mired both for her beauty, and abil ity as an actress.and in this she is offered an exceptional lehicle for her art. Those who admire the very best in the silent drama, will be delighted with tnis offering. ACTING STATE VETERINARIAN. Dr. John Oliver, of this city, is .. ...... now acting state veterinarian, and is spending part of his time at the A. and M. College, Dr. E. M. Ranck, 0f the A. and M. College, who is the veterinarian for Mississippi, is now pending several weeks in the north. Mr. J. W. Loving is in Chicago this week attending a meeting of the National Lawyers' League, of which ne jg a member. On his return he ji be accompained by Miss Celeste Loving, who has been visiting rela- tivM in gtf Louis. Mr rj, F. Sherrod, Miss Mamie Sue gherrod, Mrs. J. T. Champneys and Migg guzena Champneys have return- e( from vigit t North Alabama and gouth Tennessee, having made l.he trip in Mr. Sherrod's car. Mr. Albert S. Ferguson, a well vnown mail carrier in this city, is en joying a well deserved vacation. He is being relieved by his son, Mr. Ed ward Farguson. Apply to Mrs. At well Williams at 'ior residence No. 211 Sixth street, north, for lessons in Gregg System f Shorthand. Class just beginning, Mr. A. Fienstein left the first of the week f r New Orleans, where he Uoes to purchase fall and winter stock for his store. Mr. Will Sandifer, of Hattiesburg, a former citizen of this county, haa been spending the past several days here on business. Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Elliott left the past week for pes Moines, Iowa where they go to spend two week w,in reiB"vcs I i i. Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Lawrence have returned from a vi?it to Sheffield, Ka Mr n. T. Heerd, of Rrookviiie, ?pent Monday in Columbus on bus- liness. fOopyilctlt) HAS DONE MUCH FOR UNION LABOR THAT HARRISON SUPPORTED IM PORTANT LABOR LAWS IS PROVEN. Mr. G. F. Brown, a popular engi neer on the Southern Railway in Mis sissippi, is in receipt of the following letters, which will prove Hon. Pat Harrison's stand toward union labor: "Gulfport, Miss., August 1918. "Columbus, Miss. Dear Sir and Brother: I am enclosing you some corre spondence between Hon. V. C. Adamson and myself relative to the Eight Hour Law, and the attitude of my personal friend, Pat Harrison, on this question. I wish you would kinrllv show this to the boys. I am also mailing you un(er SPparate cover some literature, which I wish you would please pass r-.round. "I am expecting to come up and see you all just as soon as I can get a chance off. "Trusting you are in good health and making it all right. With best wishes, I am, "Yours fraternally, "CHAS. BERNARD." (COPY) "Gulfport, Miss., May 7, 1918. Hon. W. C. Adamson, "641 Washington St., N. Y. City. "My Dear Sir: "Since you are the author of the Eht Law j wish you woul(i I write me the attitude of Congress- man Pat Harrison when this Bill was being considered. "Very sincerely yours, (Signed) "CHARLEY BERNARD. (COPY) "New York City, May 22, 1918. 'Honoable Charley Bernard, "Gulfport, Miss. 'My Dear Sir: "I hope you will pardon my un avoidable delay in answering the question concerning Honorable Pat Harrison. I do not wish to be un- derstood as intending in me oeim- tor'.al fight in Mississippi. I would with equal readiness answer any questions about any candidate as to any matter that occurred within my knowledge I have been rather closely related to Mr. Harrison officially In the House and know what his position and activity have been on public ques tions Aa tQ the mattor in question the EighT Hour Law which stopped the threatened strike, Mr. Harriio as very active and very earnest. He was in several conferences with me, in one of which the Postmaster-Gen I , partjc!patmJt and counselled with us about the substance of the bill , . . . was a prominent memoer oi xnr Rules Committee at that time and his concurrence was necessary and promptly furnished. He trot his com mittee together, had the rule re ported, reported it to the House and BANKHEAD WINS OUT IN ALABAMA' RESULTS OF, IMPORTANT RACES! IN PRIMARY HELD IN THAT STATE TUESDAY. A great deal of local interest was manifested . in the Democratic pri mary which was held in Alabama Tuesday to nominate a United States senatbr, 'congressman and state and county officers. Accord ing . to return i oi fived last night, Hon. John H. Bankhead "was re- noninated for United States sena tor, having defeated his opponent, Capt. Frank S. White, by an over whelming majority, while Judge W. V. W. Brandon of Tuscaloosa, was nominated for the governorship, hav 'njr defeated his four opponents, Megsn. Kilby, Teasley, Purifoy and Wallace. In the ninth congressional dis trict which is made up practically of Jefferson county, Hon. Georpe Hud dleston, the incumbent, defeated his two opponents, Dr. J.A.Dickerson and Hon. F. S. Jackson. Much interest centered in this race, as Congress man Huddleston had opposed admin istration policies and President Wil son had written a letter opposing his re-nomination. In Pickens ' county Hon. H. I. Scott was nominated for sheriff, having defeated three opponents, Messrs. S. W. Williams, E. L. Blisett and W. F. Kilpatrick. Hon George Collins was nominated for the leg 'slature, hnving defeated Hon. J. II Coleman, and Hon. John Racers wa nominated for the state senate, hav ing defeated Hon. J. 0. Garner. The Alabama constitution provides that electors vote for first and second oice, and this provision obviates the necos.itv for a second primary. IMES SERIOUSLY 'LL. Mr. v. r. imes, business manager of the Columbus Dispatch.who yester lay morning returned from a short visit to Memphis, was yesterday etricken with an appendicitis, and last ri'trht about 10 o'clock wan taken to the Columbus Hospital in Gunter Brother's ambulance. The Commer cial joins his many friends in wish- ng him a speedy recovery. made the opening speech. Questions affecting the employees of transpor tation companies were frequently be fore the committee of which he was chairman and often involved the in terests of labor in other respects Mr. Harrison so far as I observed has been a consistent friend of labor, "Hoping this will furnish the infor mation desired and will not be con I structed as rny interference in local affa rs or any injustice to any other candidates, I remain, "Yours truly, , (Sijrned) "W. C. ADAMSON'," "Formerly Chairman Commitfec Interstate and Foreign Commerce." Commercial ads are winners. ! CHAS. KUYKENDALL NOW IN RUSSIA COLUMBIAN WRITES LETTER L-tbCKKIblNti PREPARATION FOR TRIP. Mr. E. L. Kuykenduil, manager ot the Princess Theatre, has received a card from his brother, Mr. Charles 'Auykendall, stating that he has safe ty landed in Russia. Mr. Kuy ken- all, who is a member of the 127th regiment, American casualty forces, wrote his brother a letter on July 7, in which he stated that his command was preparing to sail for Russia, but his letter was held up by te cen sor and was not forwarded until af ter the card had been mailed. In his letter, which was written from Camp Merrit, N. J., Mr. Kuy- endall stated that he and his com panions had been splendidly fitted out to withstand the rigorous Rus sian winter, having been supplied with fur overcoats, wool underwear and other heavy clothing. He fur ther stated that Arehnngle would be the headquarters of the party. Mr. Kuykendall is the first Co lumbian to reach Russia s:nre the United St:itn? entered tho war, and ndeed, so far as is known, is the f'rst ni"" from this section to have reached that far-distant land. TO BUILD FINE HOME. Mr. S. T. Barber, of 'Mt. Carrnel, 111., who recently purchased a val uuble tract of land on the Jackson Highway a few miles west of Co umbus, has awarded the contract for the erection of a handsome resideuve and will bring his family hero as soon as the building is comple.'.l. SUNDAY SCHOOL CONVENTION The Lowndes County Sunday School Association will hold its an nual convention at Rural Hill, about 8 miles northeast of Columbus, Sat urday and Sunday, August 31 an September J. An interesting pro gram has been prepared for the meet ing. . . CELEBRATE ANNIVERSARY. Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Shedd, two of oldest and most beloved citizens o the county, who reside in this city, celebrated their fifty-sixth wedding anniversary on, August 7. The I many friends join the Commercia in wishi.ig them many happy years to come. Mrs. R. W. Elliott, Sr., and two sons, Messrs. Pat and Oly Elliott, and Miss Martha Elliott, of Riverside, Cal, are visiting at the home of Mr. Robert Elliott in the prairie. They made the trip to Co lumbs in a Buick car in about two weeks time. Mr. J. Albert Loeb returneJ to Columbus the first of the week after spending some time in New York City purchasing spring and summer stock tor the big fam of Simon Lueb and Brother, Inc. INSTRl'tnsl'OElCETUSI. THAI' STATUTES ARE OUSERVI'l) HERE NEW SCHOOL BUDGE! Amount Allowed Exceeds that of Last Year by Nine Thousand Dollars. After having laid over for a period of 150 days, as required by legal provision, the petition filed by local ministers asking that the Sab- bath laws be more rigidly enforced in Columbus came up for eonsidora- tion before the city council Tuesday night, and the council instructed the police department to see that these laws are enforced us provided m the various citv ordinances and legisla- .......... I tive enactments. Chief ot I'ouce John Morton was pne.scnt at the meeting and stated that arrangements had already btvn made to see that the Sunday laws were complied with, The city school trustees presented h..ir hnAiri-t fnr thP ensuinc vear and it was adopted by the council. The budget exceeds that of last year y about $9,000. The increase re sults from the fact that it was nec essary to advance the salaries of numerous teachers, who could have ecured more lucrative employment elsewhere and who would not have remained in their present positions without additional compensation. Un- ler the new schedule the salaries of I seven teachers are advanced to $80 per month, which places them on a basis with instructor performing similar work in other cities. WILL BUILD SHORT LINE. Organization of the luka North & 'outh Railway Company, with a capital of $1,000,000, to construct a railroad south from luku, Miss., to Reform, Ala., a distance of 91 miles, hus been announced by Mr. T. X. Smith of Memphis, president. The projected railroad will con nect Willi the A. I. & iN. lor luouiie, and will open a virgin timber country HO miles through the center. The outitry through which the line will operate is rich in sand and lime stone deposits. Officers of thf company are Ir F. T. MeCormick, vice president; T. M. McDonald, secretary-treasurer, and Geo. L McMaster, industrial ngnt. W. S. Ayers of Memphis has been engaged to make the urvey. AVIATORS AT ARTESIA. Flyers from Payne Field. near West Point, are to be great of cit .'.ens of Arti'sia at a barbecue which s to be given ;n that town Frida The aviators are scheduled to arrive t Arte:a at 11:110 a. m., and after performing some aerial stunts will lescend to the ground and partake of the delicious barbecue and brun. wick stew which will tie a' aiting 'hem. After eating dinner te air hem. After eating dinner the air- vill then return to Payne Field. REV. GAVIN TO PREACH. Rev R. S. Gavin, of Corinth, will preach at the First Baptist church next Sunday morning at 1 1 o'clock. While in the city Rev. Gr.vin will b the guest of Mr. and ? Burris. Prof, and Mrs. J. W. Fox, or Scott, Miss., were guests of Mr. nn 1 Mrs. II. M. Pratt in this city Tut lay. Prof. Scott is manager of the Delta Planting Company, of Scott. Mr and Mrs. .1. R. Watson and at- raetivu little daughter, Martha For "st, have returned from a short vis it to relatives in Humboldt, Tenn. The many friends of Mr. Richard Harrison regret to learn of his ill n?s the past sever?! days at Fort San Houston, Texas. Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Gibson now have with them Woodrow Wilson, a fii t ivii Lni to thcrr. cr, Tur. morning. IIEAVVARTIM.ERY 11(1111'- INO ON AVRK AND OISE RIVERS PRISONERS TAKEN Many Germans Captured by FiTneh Wis en they Invade Enemy Line Pars, August 11. Heavy ar- ti,,ry dllel.s between the Avre and Oi.se rivers were reported by the French war office to- day. ()n the Vesle river (where Americans are fighting) the Germans attempted surprise attacks, all of which failed. Some German prisoners were captured during the . . , , trench raids at cnampage. 1 iio text Ot the communique - . . follows : "The artillery was active Oh both Sides between the Avre and the Oise rivers last night, particular in the .sectors of Iloye and Conchy-Les-Pets. "One the Vesle river sur prises attempted by the enemy were without any result. "Prisoners were captured by the French as the result of in- cursion.s into the German lines 'fl the reeiOIl Ot MesnU-LCS- III urlllS. "Llsewhere the night was calm.' London, Aug 14. The British line has been advanced slightly east f Meteren, on the Flanders front, the war office announced today. Th're was artillery activity but no infantry actions on the battle line during the night, Field Marshal Haig reported. Local attacks were delivered by the Germans in the Dirkebrush sec tor, (Flanders front) but were re pulsed. The text of the war office state ment follows: "Hostile artillery has be n acti e during the night on the batt'.e :Vont, "No infantry action is rported. "At midday yesterday 'ocal hos tile attacks in the Dickebush sector were repulsed. "During the night the enemy sr- tilhiry has shown considerable u-tivi- ty in this neighborhood and auo against our positions northwest of Kenimel. "We secured a few prisonT-s d'ir- n;: the nignt in a xucecsstui raa in the neighborhood of the Eyette. "In the Vieux lieni'iin sector our natrois httV ,OIltinued to nu.sh for- ward and have succeeded in estab lishing our lines east of the village. "A number of prisoner and machine guns were captured by us in kbe course of this operation. "Our lines have been advanced ;htly emt of Met.-ren." The Lowndes County Unit of the Woman's Auxiliary of the National Council of Defense h-ii ijjued an ap peal to local women between the iges of 19 and '"' to enroll in the I' nited States Student Nurse Re serve, lhe government is ;-Uinff for 2 -r . ) ' ) 0 volunteers, and Lowndes :ounty's ijuota i.s -"'. SMALL FIRE MONDAY. Tho home' of Mr. Warren M. Gard ner, on .North ihira avenue, was lightly damaged by fire Monday n-Trin-T. The flames started from a defective flue ana practically all of the kitchen roof was burned off. The toss wai covered by insurance. Mrs. Ovid P. Vaughn of Caledonia, left Tuesday for Muskegon, Michi gan, to visit her sons Ilalbert an I James Lawrence wh.) r.re ioing ;ov- " - - ' " ,T . I nviimunt n'a.l- ... fl,.f v.tM a aciuiiipuiiivu uj ner swu't i.'j. o. m. Bavles of Artesia. Mr. Louis Pullo, who has been cornetist at the Princess Theatre for soma time past, left Tuesday nk'ht with his wife for Jackson.where they go to reside.