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VOI XXV. NO. 5. COLUMBUS, MISS., SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 18 1918. Semi-Wekly, $3.00 Per Yf, MUCH INTEREST IS EVINCED IN COMING RACE JOE WHEELER KILLED WHEN STRUCK BY LOG TROLLEY CAR EMPLOYES GO OUT ON STRIKE d n i T I C II i ir FRENCH BQTH MAKE GAINS mm SENATORIAL RACE , IS OUTSTANDING FEATURE OF THE CONTEST HARRISON ISSTRONG Gulf Coast Congressman Seems to Be Gaining New Supporters Daily. While concern regarding the war Is overshadowing politics in Missis sippi as well as . in other Etatea throughout the country, conulderable interest is being manifested in the Democratic primary which is to he held next Tuesday, and this interest naturally centers in the senatorial race, as the renoniination of Senator Vardaman would be construed as a rebuke to President Wilson and a repudiation "of his policies. President Wilson, who recently wrote a letter to Hon. Myron McNeill, an attorney at law residing In Hazel hurst, stating that he would consider the'renomination of Senator Varda man as a condemnation of his ad ministration, also sent a telegram to Hon. Frank P. Glass, editor of The Birmingham News, in which he made a similar protest against the renom ination of Hon. George Huddleton, who at present represents the Ninth 'Alabama district in Congress, and who, like Senator Vardaman, has been a strong opponent of many of the measures earnestly advocated by the administration. The primary in Alabama was held last Tuesday, and notwithstanding the letter written by the President Mr. Huddleston wa Muinatod r rienas or senator varaaman con tend that this presages the nomina tion of their candidate, maintaining! that Mississinsians, like their bre thren In Alabama, will decline to be dictated to by the President and will renominate the junior senator. The conditions, however, are by no means analagous, as there are a great many Socialists in Jefferson county, and this accounts for H'uddleston's large vote. While elected as a Democrat, he has always possessed soclilitic tendencies, and members of the parly naturally supported him. Missis sippi, on the other hand, is Democratic to the core, and few, if any, loyal members of the party will support the present Senator after he has so consistently opposed the ad ministration and its policies. 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. Many voters have deserted the junior senator, and most of them have joined the ranks of the Harison sup porters. Former Governor Noel is regarded as an able man and is held in high esteem, but the consensus of opinion is that the race is really be tween Vardaman and Harrison, and loyal citizens who desire to see the President's policies vindicated and upheld are rallying to the support of the Gulf Coast congressman. The law provides that, in addi tion to a United States senator, the people of Mississippi jon Tuesday nominate congressmen, circuit court judges and chancellors. In this dis trict however, there was only one candidate for circuit judge and one for chancellor. Hon. T. B. Carroll of Starkville having been declared the nominee for the former office and Hon. A. Y. Woodward of Louis ville, for the atter. Hon. E. . S Candler, the present congressmen, who is a candidate for re-e'ection.has four opponents, Messrs. J. E. Ran kin, of Tupelo; W. W. Magruder, of jStarkvj'lle; T. J." Brooks, of the Mississippi A. and M. College, and T. K. Boggan, of Lee county. The following officers were named to have charge of the electioa at the eleven voting precincts in the coun ty: Distrfct 1. Caledonia E. 0. Har per, R. E. L. Smith, S. A. Vaughn, judges; W. P. Goolsby, W. H. Ott- ley, clerks; R. D. Wiggins, peace officer. District 2. Columbus, North Side- B. A. Lincoln, S. M. Nash, Battle Bell, judges; Homer Kilpatrick, John Beard, clerks. South Side G. Y.l EMPLOYE OF COLUMBUS LUMBER CO. MEETS UNTIMELY DEATH LIFE CRUSHED OUT Falls Beneath Heavy Timber, Sustaining Internal Injur ies Which Prove Fatal. Mr. Joseph Wheeler, an employe of the Columbus Lumber Company, was killed Friday when struck by a heavy log. Mr. Wheeler, ' who was employed as a teamster, , was driving a wagon loaded with logs from the camp to the railroad when the log upon which he was seated rolled off the wagon and carried him with it. He fell under the bulky piece of timber, sustaining internal injuries from which he died vvfthin an hour. Mr. Dallas Wheeler, a brother of the young man, was with him when the accident took place and carried his brother to Steens, Miss., where he was given surgical attention. His Injury was so serious, however, that little could be done for him and he soon passed away. Young Wheeler, who was only 18 years old, was a member of a well known family, having been a son of the late W. B. Wheeler, who was for many years a prominent citizen of the Lone Oak neighborhood. The body was brought to Columbus, where it was prepared for bural and then was taken to the home of the tung man at Lone Oak for interment. NEW DRAFT IS SET FOR 24TH OF AUGUST. Washington, August) '16. Regis tration on Saturday, August 24, of all youths who have reached age of 21 since the second registration last June 5, was ordered today by Provost Marshal General Crowder, under a proclamation by the President. The purpose is to add quickly to the al most exhausted class one to meet army draft calls in September. About 150,000 young men will register. Most of them will qualify for class one and therefore will join the army probably within a month after their names are recorded. " SAM KAYE, JR. BAGS FIRST HUN COLUMBUS AVIATOft SUCCEEDS IN BRINGING DOWN GER MAN AIRPLANE Mr. Samuel Kaye, Jr., has gained the distinction of being the first Jolumbus aviator to bring down a German airplane. Recent press dls latches state that Mr. Kaye bagged i Hun in an aerial combat on the Vesle front. Mr.' Kaye is the sou of Samuel iCaye, Sr., who heads the Columbus Ice and Bottling Works and several )ther important local enterprises iud before joining America's aerial forces was prominent in social clr les, having resigned the presidency Df the Columbus -Auto company in order to enlist in the aviation corps He has been in Trance several months. MARION W. REILLY WILL AGAIN RUN FOR GOVERNOR Meridian, Miss., Aug. 17.--Marion W. Reilly of this city, formerly of Natchez and a candidate for governor at the last election, tonight announc ed his decision to again enter the guoernatonai contest. in mailing his decision he has issued a card stating his intentions. MEETING CLOSES. An interesting revival meeting closed at Pleasant Hill Baptist church, in the Rural Hill neighborhood, Fri- I a v: vu i. uav aivci uciiik uciu iui uue ween. j Th, wePe ecnAneUA hv the pflW. t Npwton. nq.istAa r- - - . by Rev. Owen Williams, of Brooks ville. There were eight addtions SPECIAL FEATURE AT LOCAL THE4TRE "GERARD'S FOUR YEARS IN GER MANY" AT PRINCESS MON DAY AND TUESDAY. The Princess Theatre offers as a special attraction for Monday lDth and Tuesday 20th the official film version of "Ambassador Gerard's 4 Years In Germany" a photoplay of actual facts, as told by the best in formed man of German affairs, in America today. Is is a vivid repro duction of scenes of great import that took place in Berlin and in the War zone, after and before the Ger mans declared war on our present Allies. It will be of the greatest educa tional value to you, because every character is authentic and true to life, and every scene is an exact re production of the original. There will be only 2 shows daily, Matinee at 3:00, and Night at 8:30. Thj admission is Children, 25 ents, Adults 60 cents. Friends of Mr. V. B. lines are ?lad to learn that he is improving at the Columbus Hospital. MOONSHINER SLAYS ALABAMA SHERIFF DOCK BIGHAM KILLS P. M. WATTS, SHERIFF OF TUSCA LOOSA COUNTY. Tuscaloosa, Ala., August. 17 P. M. Watts, sheriff of Tuscaloosa County, was shot and instantly killed this afternoon, 19 miles north of here. An illicit djstiller, Dock Bigham, is being hunted by a posse of 15 men with dogs tonight and a posse of 100 men will go into that section of Tus caloosa County early tomorrow in event Bigham has not been taken. Vernon Robertson, the sheriffs deputy, was shot through the left shoulder by Bigham.but not fatally in- jured. The two men were accom pained by four United States mar shals, and had succeeded in captur ing two men, who led Watts and Robertson to the still, where Bigham was found. The latter shot twice, using a tfiiub'.e-tarriled shotgun, loaded with buckshot. county - 1 Twtnty-three Lowndes negroes leave next Friday for Camp "' ' : ; v -'- V 7 I... ,, ," i s " Of i . - C ' I 1 " " -..,'' .. A, ? ;. , .... ..- . Sv"Mavij.j , . '.-.i',;.' . 4 - - r f - , ; . fxtk ' c r f ry . .1 i t v J " J , ' t C , ' ' X , ' o V y M , . f h Cn HON. PAT HARHS0N Leading Candidate for tie Senate. GALLANT SOLDER ANSWERS SUMMONS BODY OF COL. ANDRE? PAYNE I IS BROUGHT HERE FOR INTERMENtI The body of Col. Andrews. Payne who died recently in hospital, was brought burlul, funeral services h Jackson ere for! ng oeen held at Friendship cemet y yester day afternoon and havlndjecn con ducted by Rev. E. Luci Malonc, rector of St. Paul's Episcoj M church Deceased was a member ofcolumbutt Lodje No. 5, F, and A. 3 body was given a Masonic Col. Payne, who was years old, served with and the urial. bout 88 tinction ihroueliout the civil wai' land was well known in .iiroughout the Confederk; circles state was a Missis- neinber of the Fourteen! Jptii Infantry and was c it u red at J"ort Donelson. He wJ sent to : 'amp Douglas, and wai pter t-x- changed, but was rtcumreu at Naslnille in 1864, and see back to Jauip Duuglas. where he until the close of the wai Lmained Col. Payne was also w known u political circles, having erved a Lf tlu ltT..i aj f.ergeaut-at-arina Mississippi legislature. WILL HAVE SONG PRijTICE. The children, from the fferent Sunday Schools of the city e asked to meet at the First Eapti; church at 5 o'clock for song pnice for the night service at the Airijne. It is hoped that not less th three hundred children will be pscnt. 1 ), ! FIRST METHODIST CHtCH. Sunday School at 9:30 an. Preaching at 11 a. m., L;Jie pas tor, Subject, "Understandinhrist." Night service will be helttt 8:30 o'clock at the Airdome, andev. R. S. Gavin, of Corinth, will paeh.. HAVE YOU A SON ABM.D. The people of Lowndecounty who have sons or xelat now "Somewhere in France" wj please ' send names, company numrs and regiment numbers to M F. R. Simms. Same will be app iated. Ona hundred white seletre ser vice men of Mississippi he been called to the colors by Projt Mar shall General Crowder, andnll en train August 30 and 31, a have been assigned to Camp (reene, ; Charlotte,,?.'. C. On tLju J 11,000 other white selectiAfcervice nen from over the United $es will SABBATH LAWS TO BE ENFORCED JUDGEMENT WILL BE DISPLAY ED, HOWEVER, AND PEOPLE WILL NOT SUFFER Following the action of the city council in deciding upon a stricter observance of Sabbath laws in Col- ;,i;nbus, the police department has been instructed to see that these laws are properly enforced. Judge ment will be exercised, however, and the lid will not be clamped down 3ufficicntly tight to seriously dis commode the people. inn principal complaint was against, proprietors of suburban Mores, who. It Is alleged, have been doing business on Sundays the same an on week dayB. These places have :;ecn ordered to close on the Sab 'jath by Chief of Police John Mor tut; but ivataurants, drug stores "iid other establishments which the law permits to remaiu open on Sun Jay will still be permitted to si'll Milt -orinks and cigars. Bakeries will altio be allowed to remain jopen aad the sale and delivery of ice and newspapers will not be nneiicrcu with. TEMPERATURE HERE HITS HIGH LEVEL MERCURY JN GOVERNMENT THERMOMETER (WENT TO 106 FRIDAY. Columbus experienced pome ex ceedingly warm weather last week, and on Friday the thermometer, ac cording to Mr. J. B. Love, the lo cal weather ooserver, went to 109. This was the highest since 1914, when the mercury ascended to 108. A light shower fell Friday after noon, but failed to relieve heat. Another heavier rain descended yes terday afternoon, however, and low er temperature followed. SAINT PAUL'S CHURCH TODAY. Twelfth Sunday after Trinity. Holy Communion at 7:30; Sunday School and Bible Class at 9:30. Morning Prayer and sermon at 11:00 Miss Hillard, who is head milliner at Beard's, has returned from New York, where she purcEffsed her win COMPANY INVOKES AID OK POLICEMEN TO OPERATE CARS WANT MORE PAY Motormcn Insist On Immcdi ate Advance In Wages- One Arrest Made. Columbus experienced her first street car strike Friday, and cars left the barn that morning under pro tection of policemen Motormen, who are in full charge of the cars, there being no conduct ors, demanded higher pay, and Thurs daynight Mr. Charles Hays, manager of the Columbus Railway, Light and Power Company, addressed them at the barn, telling them that he coulJ not advance wages without authority from executive officials of the corpo ration, none of whom reside, in Co lumbus. Some of the men decided to wait until the executive officials could be heard from before quitting work.but otjiera fleclUrid their inten tion of striking, and Manager Hays decided to call on the police for pro tection. Policemen Cook and Glover were detailed to protect the cars, and dur ing themorning there was no disturb ance. In the afternoon, however, O. L. Richardson, a brother of one of the strikers, attempted to Interfere with one of the motormen, and was placed under arrest., Richardson apologized and was released from custody. There was no further trouble and cars were running regularly yesterday and last night. SEARCY ISSUES CARD. The Columbus Commercial: I have told a number of friends that I expected to run for the office of sheriff, but considering the duties of this office, especially during the war, and my qualifications I think t best for the county to withdraw. However at the proper time I will announce for the office of Chan cery Clerk. Yours very truly, JIM SEARCY. Mrs. M. M. Simmons and little laughter, Sarah Helen, of Lake, Miss., are visiting Miss Delia Weaver. GIVE BARBECUE FOR AVIATORS ARTES1A CITIZENS ENTERTAIN IN HONOR OF PAYNE FIELD FLYERS Citizens of Artesia gave a barbe cue Friday in honor of flyers from Payne Field near West Point, and it is estimated t'iat there were at least 1,000 people in attendance. A party of about 60 airmen, headed by Major Heard, the commandant at Payne Field, attended the feast, the emainder of the crowd having been made up of civilians. It had been announced that the birdmen would perform a number of sensational aerial stunts, but this fea ture of the program had to be aban Jonded on r.ciount of unfavorable atmospheric condidions. The oc casion, howcer, was a most enjoy able one, as the deliciou3 barbecued meats, Brunswick stew and other viands served by the hospitable citi zens of Artesia formed , gastromic '.Mat, and t ore eaten by both the flyera and civilians. Citizens of Artesia, with a hos pitality which is characteristic of them, did not limit the attendanc but extended a general invitation to people of the surrounding country to be their guests, and many took ad. rantage of this invitation, Columbus and Mother neighboring towns and cities having been well represented in the crowd which was present. Messrs. Mayo Ellis and Gray McKellar. who are in training at the A. and M. College, are visiting relatives la the county. BOTH ARMIES MAKE AP PRECIAW.E GAIN'S ON PICARDY FRONT ALLIES TRIUMPH Many German Commands are Forced to Make Igno minious Retreats. With the American Forces in France, Aug. 17. Allied troops have again smashed ahead on the Picardy' ami Flanders fronts. On the Picardy front the British and French are carry ing out with steady success their triple enveloping move nent against the German key positions of -Albert and Las signy and the German base it Roje. North of , Koye road the' British last night lunged for ward, making another gain, while the French fought their way through to Logcs forest south of the city, attaining the eastern border. Although the operations of the past 24 hours have been .in a minor scale the allies are biting huge chunks out of the German front in the Merris-Vieux-Herquin sector of the Flanders front and on the southern end of the Picardy battle zone. Paris, Aug. 17. - French forces that are encircling the German base at Roye from the south, fought their way thro'ugh Loges wood during the night, reaching the east ern edge of the town, war of 'ice announced today. Between the Matz and Oise rivers the Germans sought to tem the French advance and lelivered two powerful coun ter attacks, but were hurled back and the French lines were maintained intact. West of Roye there was ijreat artillery activity throughout the night. The German counter at tacks centered in the sector af Monolithe farm and Carn ey, where the French have been making steady gains. The Germans attempted a .aid northwest of Rheims.but it had no results. The new French progress jouth of the Avre tin the Lo res wood) further the Ger nan hold on Roye, which is becoming more precarious daily. (Loges wood is ubmt five miles s r.ih of Rcye. Further o the northwest the allies are only ribout a ' mile from the German base. Mr. W. C Beard left the past teek for New York where he will finish buying tne. fall and winter tock for W. C. J3eard, Inc. Mr. Allen Puckett's friends will be interested in hearing that he was accepted for the navy at New Or leans the past week. Miss Schechter has arrived from New York whefeshe has been buy- jng ready-to-wear for W. C. Beard, rnCi , ter stock. i ll (Continued on page six.) i to the church. Shelby. go to different training cas.