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VOL XXV. NO. 0. COLUMBUS, MISS., THURSDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 5, I9IB. ATTENDANCEAT CITY SCHOOLS IS VERY LARGE NEANLY ),)00WHITi: IU p,o -NT 0N ...rtlNOIMY EXERCISES HELD Patriotic Programs Mark the Opening All the Differ ent Schools. The public schools of Columbus opened for the session of 1918-19 Monday, and the total enrollment at the white schools on the opening day was 996, divided as follows: Stephen D. Lee High .Ichol,' 263; Franklin Academy, 492; Barrow Memorial School, 236. At Union Academy, the school . for colored children, the attendance Monday was'575. Since the opening the attendance has steadily increased, and Prof. J. 0. Meadows, the superintendent, expects a continuation of this in crease. The erection of the Stephen D.Lee High School which was com pleted last spring, furnishes greatly increased facilities for taking care of tbe students, while augmented faculties insure the most efficient Instruction. Patriotic exercises marked the opening of the Stephen D. Lee High School, the students having en thusiastically rendered the Star Spangled Banner, America and other airs which have regained reciudes cent popularity since the United States entered the war against Ger many, and there were patriotic ad dresses by Superintendent Meadows and Rev. J. C. Gavin, formerly of uorintn, wno nas recently acceptel a call to the pulpit or the First Bap tist church in this city. t-ess pretentious exercises were also held at the other two white schools, those at Franklin Academy having been conducted by Mrs. A. T. Sale, the principal, while those at the Barrow Memorial School were conducted by Miss Mary Stokes, who is in charge of that institution. The Air Line School, which, while outside the city limits was within the Columbus school district, was destroyed by fire last spring and has not yet been rebuilt. The city council has made arrangements to erect a new building; but it will probably be several months before it reaches completion, and as people in the neighborhood are anxious for their children to resume their studi es without delay temporary quarters (Continued on Page 4) NEW THEATER AT WEST POINT. A new theater has been erected at West Point, Miss., to furnish amusement for flyers at Payne Field, which is located near that city. The new theater, which is known as the Star, inaugurated Its career Monday night, the United Southern Stock Company having been the opening attraction. POLICEMEN GET ADVANCE IN PAY RESIGNATION OF NOBLE BRINGS INCREASES TO OTHER MEM BERS OF FORCE. The resignation of Policeman It. C. Noble has resulted in a raise In salaries for his former associates, the city council having decided to divide the money heretofore paid him be tween other members of the force. The salary of Chief MAon was ad-j vanced from 95 to JUZ.5Q per: month, while the salaries were ad-j vanced from $85 to $100. The resignation of Officer Noble reduce the force to five men, but as string ent liquor laws have reduced crime to the minimum this' force is con sidered ample for present demands. The council also advanced the salaries of Misses Ozzie Jordan and Ella Mosby, members of the public school faculty, to $80 per month each. itie uiauy fiicuJ of Mi. Joe J. Ellis, Jr., will be Inteested in hear ing that he has landed safely abroad NEXT THURSDAY FIXED AS DAY REGISTRATION ALL LLiaiULKS MUST LN KOLL NAMKS ON THAT DATE 18 TO 45, INCLUSIVE These Are the Age Limits Fixed in President Wilson's Proclamation. Exercising the power vetted In him by a recent act of Congress, President Wilson hat Issued a pro clamation requiring all male resid ents of the United States bet., en the age of 18 and 45, Inclusive, who have not already enrolled thfii names as ellglbles for military duty to register next Thursday, Septem ber 12, and all coming within the provisions of the order must follow Hs mandate, as those failing to do o are subject to both fine u'il im rrl6ffment. The order includes every unre gistered man who has reached the cge of eighteen and who has not yet passed his forty-sixth birthday. In other words, if jou ware bom between Septen. ,-l2, 1872. -"'d September It, 190'', Mid your name not alreadv ?.i rolled as an elig ible for service you must register next Thursday. The regulations are very strict, and Prpvost Marshal General Crowder has Issued an or der instructing every eligible to as certain the exact date of bis birth, so he can given the registrarwho fills out his eard correct information regarding this matter." Prof. S. M. Nash, secretary of the Lowndes county exemption board, has peifected arrangements for the enrollment of all local citizens who come within the provisions of the or der, and there will be registration booths at every polling place throughout the county. There will be two registration booths in Col umbus, one at the court house for citizens of North Columbus and one near the corner of College and Sixth streets for residents of South Col umbus. ' " , COTTON EXCHANGE ELECTS OFFICERS The Columbus Cotton Exchange has elected the following officers for the ensuing year: President, G. W. Sherman;, vice-president, F. P. Phil lips; secretary and treasurer, S. 12. Pope. The cotton crop in the terri tory contiguos to Columbus is excel lent, and members of the exchange are anticipating an unusually pros perous season. ' DRAFTEES TO LEAVE. A contingent of local draftees in eluding Messrs. J. U. New, R. M. Boyd, G. T. Jones, H. G. Perkerson F. H. Smith, C. P. Mullen, and Henry MoManus will leave today for Camp Pike, where . they will be Inducted into military service. In addition to the above named men, who will enter the regular army, Messrs. Gay Lacy, J. W McPherson and W. D. Barnes will also leave today for Camp Wheeler, where they will enter the limited service. POST EXCHANGE MAKES MONEY. The post exchange at Payne Field, near West Point, has, according to the Zooms, the official publication of the flyers, made a profit of $1, 000 isince It was established Iast May. This money, which belongs to the enlisted men, accured without any investment on their part. The sum of $5,000, which was required to start the exchange, was borrowed. and not only has this sum been re paid but additional profits amount ing to $1,000 have been earned. Miss Nancy Halbert leaves this morning for her home in Hatiesburg after spending several days in Col umbus. She will be accompanied by Ml Mary . Halbert, who will spend several days the guest of Mlsi Mary Foote Halbert. Mr. J. J. Ellis, who resided about eight miles east of the city, has leased the Mustin home on Sixth street, south, and his family will re side there in the future. dlMt 1".'! il.l t. l V week for a visit to relatives lu Washington. DC Htm REVENUE BILL TO C0MEUPT0M0RR0W REPORT IS MADE BY CHAIRMAN KITCHIN AND AGREEMENT IS REACHED. WASHINGTON, Sept. 3. The re venue bill, officially estimated to produce $8,182,492,000 In 12 months following its passage, was In troduced in the House today by Chairman Kitchin of the .ways and means .committee. - It represents the unanimous judgment of the 23 mem bers Of the committee as the best method of financing the war. Consideration of the bill will be commenced In the House Friday and will run until Saturday of next week, when Mr. Kitchin hopes to be able to obtain the final vote. No opposi tion of any consequence is likely to be made to the bill, but many mem ber of the committee, as well as other members of the House, . have asked to be heard on some of its provisions. The bill will hit every pocket- book, tax practically every Industry and levy upon every form of busi ness and occupation of the -people of the United States. It is the stif fest taxation bill ever presented to the people, but its justification Is found in the necessity of the tlm( the carrying on of the war and the payment of the mounting expenses of the United States. DR. I.EHMBl'RG HAS NARROW ESCAPE. A letter has Just reached . here which states that Dr. Edward Lehm burg, a local physician who joined the Medical Reserve Corps soon af ter the United States declared war against Germany and who ha been in France several months, recently had a narrow escape from death when a German Bhell struck a house which he was riding. The shell struck Ihe animal in the neck, sever ing the head from the'body, but Dr Lehmburg miraculously escaped! without injury. SPONSORIAL STAFF NAMED. B. A. Lincoln, of this city, coln- mander of the Mississippi Division. Sons of Confederate Veterans, has named the following sponsorial staff to represent the organization which he commands at the annual reunion of the United Confederate Veterans, which la to be held at Tulsa, Okla homa, September 25-27. Sponsor, Miss Lillian Webb, Jackson; maids of honor, Miss Nell Carter, Colum bus,, and Miss Cornelia Bcflton Blloxl; matron of honor, Mrs. James W. Carr, Columbus; chaperon, Mrs. N. D. Goodwin, Gulfport. Mrs. George Sanders will be hos tess ( the members of the Woman's Missionary Society of the Christian ehurch Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock. All members are Invited to be present and bring their special offering. A letter recently received from Mr. Reuben Darnett, a Columbus boy rho sometime aso jofnM l-n! Sam's fighting forces, states that be has landed safely overseas. ' and American Morale 2 DEAD, 2 MISSING IN FLOODED MINE SMALL CLOUDBURST THREAT ENED LIVES OF TWO HUN DED WORKERS. BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Sept. 3. John Pennington, a contractor of Thorsby, Ala., and Jake Jones, a negro miner, are dead from drown ing and Henry jTruss and Turner Dyers, negro miners, are missing following the flooding of Mary Lea mines at Lewisburg, Ala., ouned by the Alabama Company, this after- noon. A small cloudburst caused water to rush down a manway In such volume that a wall of the mine nlop'' caved in, allowing great volumes ot water to pour Into the mine. Nearly 200 men were at work In the mine at the time, and only the presence bf luLud of John C. Caldwell, sup erintendent, who telephoned into the mine to hurry the men back to the far end of the slope two miles away, saved their lives. The men killed had started out of the mine before the message came, and were caught by the flood. As (he waters subsided the miners were finally rescued by digging through ihe Foft mud and wading in water waist deep through the manway. REV. GAVIN HEARD HERE LAST SUNDAY NEW MINISTER OF FIRST BAP TIST CHURCH STARTS PAS TORATE OCTOBER 1. Having accepted a call to the pul pit: of the First Baptist church in this city, which has been vacant since Rev. T. L. Holcomb tendered his resignation several months ago to go to France as a Y. M, C. A. secretary, Rev. R. W. Gavin, visited Columbus Sunday and put in a strenuous day, having addressed the Men's Baraca Class of the First Bap tist church at 10 a- m., while at 11 o'clock he delivered a sermon be fore the congregation which he Is to serve as pastor and at 8:30 p. ni. conducted union services at tho Princess Airdome. While Mr. Gavin has formally ac cepted the call extended him by the congregation of the First Baptist church, he will not enter actively upon his local duties until October 1. , He has promised to serve the church in Corinth until that date, and his appearance here Sunday was In the nature of a preliminary step towards beginning his new pastorate Mr. Gavin returned to Corinth! Monday, but will come back td Col- umbus about October 1, and after that date will make this city his permanent home. He has a wife and several children, and both he and the neir.ber? of his fimily wf? r"- ceive a most cordial welcome to Columbus. ID SABBATH SCHOOL WORKERS ADJOURN NAME W. N. PUCKETT AS PRES. IDENT AND SELECT ARTES1A FOR NEXT MEETING PLACE. The Lowndes County Sunday School Association held Its annual meeting at Pleasant Hill church, about eight miles northeast of Col umbus, last Saturday and Sunday, having adjourned Sunday afternoon. Artesia was selected' as the next meeting place, and Mr. W. N. Pucti ett, of this city, was re-elected presi dent for the ensuing year, while Mr. Stephen Phillips, who' resides in tho northeastern section ot the county, was named as secretary and treasur urer. The meeting was largely attended and was both pleasant and profit able. Various phases of Suudiiy school work were exhaustively dis cussed, and those present were giv en renewed enthusiasm and zeal for the splendid activities in which they are engaged. The musical program was a special feature of the convention, some of the most talented vocalists In the county having been present and having participated In the Hing ing. The following district vice-presidents were elected: District No, 1, Mr. E. A. Morris; Dist. No. 2, Prof. Dabney Lipscomb; Dlst. No. 3, Mr. W. R. Heard; Dist. 4, Mr. u. ,'. Hardy; Dist. 5, Dr. N. D. Guerry. WILL HOLD FL AO SERVICE. The handsome service flag provld ed by Tomblgbee Lodge No. 12, Knights of Pythias, in honor of mem berg who have joined the colors will be foitnally dedicated next Sunday Since troops were first sent to the Mexican border more than two years ago 15 members of the lodge have entered various branches of tne serv ice, one of whom, Capt. W. S. Mullins, was called upon to make the supreme sacrifice. Capt. Mulllns, who was captain of the Columbus Riflemen, left here at the head of that com mand when troops were first called to Mexico, hut never reached the border, having died from appendici tis while his company wa still at the mobilization camp in Jackson, Miss. LIBERTY LOAN COMMITTEE. The following Is the personnel oti the committee which will conduct thni fourth Liberty Loan campaign in Lowndes county: County director.' I. L. Gaston; director of publicity, P. W. Maer; director of tpeakers' bureau, B. A. Lincoln; director of sales, F. P. Phillips; director of bankers' group, C. II. Ayres; director of supplies, J. P. Woodward; dir ector of four-minute men, R. E. Johnston; director of woman's aux iliary, Mrs. H. F. Slmrall. Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Dowdlo and lit tie daughter, Carr. of Macon, Ga.. are here on a visit to friends and relatives. Mr. Dowdle Is now hold- ing a responsible position In the shoe department of the Union Dr? Goods Pont jinny, of Mnon i j Working or fighting? BRITISH FIGHT THEIR WAY ACROSS CANAL DU N0RD More Than 10,000 Additional I Inn Prisoners Taken in Drive Willi tlt lllir.l I trr ht Irnixe .. 4 . t ' ln nr the I if mli xrinlr In-Ill tlx rtitr of td ' ld I'mIhj, Id" I trni It war t.fhn f Hitti Imlitlil hhIm ltllig Id" 'mini tin ifil, iii i Hi .f V.juti mil) Itelnrt-n lliw .Uii9 Mini .Mirth- rhtu, ilnrrlr noillirii.t of stinw. French troi along tliw XeU ritrr where Amtii.tn lot? ln-en righting, hnte xmldi-iilv Inum-hcil new attack. The war office km.hiI that detachment have eroded tin river nt several points. Tbi ma) mean n wide G'rnton tttrritt ix lr glnning In thai sector. For some tlmo it tins been repott ed Hint the Germans wern cm Ui veif of falling lrk from the Vele to tho AIno liver rnd jov slbly beyond. The German line r.lorp th Vcxle Iim been terlotii-ly en dnflflpred by the Irnch uml Amerl Cwr kncccsica noith of SjoIhsoiis. French troops have smashed th'l- way through to the western cntskiits f Coticy.le-aiate.iu and Jumrn. court. It Is In this tcct,-r that tin? Germans have fought the huitlest to Htay the IVench advance. fraek German divH n have been hurled aito the frny iu that rnlon time ami ugMn bittfottft to turn the Mile. The $110,000 STOLEN FROM I'OSTOFFK El GULFPORT. Miss., Sept. 3 'Post office Inspectors and city police con tinued search tonight for the robbers-who last night entered the lo cal , postofflce. In the heart of the business t 'district, and after over powering Postmaster Newton 11. Goodwin, escaped with remittances and registered mail, reported to nighUQ total about $20,000. After breaking open a email afe the rob bers nrpareutly were frlghteuod off, as a large safe where the hulk of the postal funds were kpt was not molested. LEWIS-SCOTT. A quiet and beautiful wedding occured Tuesday at 1:30 o'clock at the home of Mr.'and Mrs. E. ('. Scott, on N'orth Ninth street, when their pretty and attractive daugh ter. Miss Nora May, was married to Mr. Thatcher M. Lewis, If Washing ton. The ring, ceremony, which was witnessed by only a few friends ot the neighborhood, was Impressively said by the bride's brother, Hev. E. C. Scott, Jr., of Gadsden, Ala. Ihe bride wore a pretty blue wed tB 6uwu nun Kiey Hrt t oi lew, and her going away suit was of blue, oavla were married at the-parwn-The groom, who has often visited Uge of the First Methodist church Columbus, is well known here. lie0n South Third street yesterday aft is now holding a government po i- ernoon, the ceremony having been tion in Washington. The Commei-( performed by the pastor, K' V. S. L. clal joins many friends in extending Pope. Both the contracting parties congratulations and best wishes. j are well known here, and have num The happy couple left shortly af- erous friends who wish them a loni? tor the wedding for Cincinnati,' and happy married lire. where they will spend a short tini'j . boforo galrc to Washington. J Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Bearden I. , . and Mrs. D. E. Baler have returned HIGGINS SELLS STORE. from a delightful trip to Washing Mr. K. T. Higglns. who for some ton- Baltimore and several cities in time past ha3 been in the grocery ( lrElriia- ' buslncBS on We;t Main rtre.-t, haa sold his stock to Mr. A. I". Bran-' vpnc, U1V nv 1V don. of MeShan. Ala., who viU con- YLl fclw MAI iLAl tlnue business herf, COLUMBIANS REACH FRANCE, j Letter recently received hers ptate that Lieutenants W. H. Grace' and T. A. Brown, Columbus boyi who now aro with the 81st Division, Supply Train 306. have arrived safe-j ly in France. Messrs. Roy B. Lancaster, James' Earlurt and Felix Williams, three young men from Louisville, Miss., were visitors U Columbus Sunday evening. ,. ' . j teams made up of boys of th.i Mrs. A. M. Jacob and two son (Stephen D. Lee High School and will spend the next few days withjnyors from Payne Field, near West her mother, Mrs. C. Butera, lu; Point. Lieutenant A. M. I-ewis, as Greenville. j sistant director of athletics at Payne . ,., .. j Field, recently visited Columbus for Mi.s Hinton Vaadiver left Tues-jthe purpose of arranging such a day for Rlchton. Miss., where she, contest, and met w ith considerable goes to teach school the coming nes-slon. Mrs. M. F. McWllllams and little, team has engaged in no contests sou returned to their home In j during vacation, and consequently la Winona the past week. ' not In very good shape. However, now that the public schools have re Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Na?h have, opened they will probably resume i nam1 thlr bttln non, Willi Maloni J Commcrckl adj are winner. 1 i in Ii iuiTtM, lll-rf'rr, nr l! i( ninn nflpl'. ft l iilir l l, now limf Id" I H'lii h ill in ii fin fin m rolling III . M MH'I, I lf tln lii rimlll III" iilolit tlir l-.ll. Mill) I ill ,1 4 ltl I ( Ii.it Mil' l.i'irmiln ill lii't Iw iilili- li lnivl nt (lit- lsiif rh-r tti-iiermljr 'i tril. In tUf iidilh, liclil Murvlotl tttif reHirtei t Iht llillili war tffi'e Unit the Illicit "nt ilii'-lh imiikeil by IikhI niwrtitii'iit. The llritlsli lime Ki nernlly rrm lnv tlit lint' uliinj Hit Cmcil (!u Ntird, but a nifigi from i the lotiilnti tilllre of the liltfi. natiomt! ' Newt S(rvlce thU after noun rejiortetl ISrltMi tro'ii at iif i tho eanul at a point north of IVr oniie. Hie (iernian are now luhtiiiK renr biiaitt attioiiH all along the ("aiiat tin Noril in nil effort to rover the retreat of their main forces. Advices" from the front tell of the limning of aiitlie by the rrm;ui. The lirit.lsh are keeping rit-ht on the hi els. at the enemy and giving him no ret. In the Fhinders nector British troiips continue to force aheaii. They have t!ccniietl three more to-viist anil are ute.ulily atlvaneing their line. ELSIE FF.IMil SOS AT PR IX CESS Tomv The attraction at the Princess for today, Thursday, September 5th, la the dainty little Hroadway favorite, fclnie , Ferguson, in Henry Arthur Jones famous stage succe!, "The Lie," a modet a drama. In which Is depicted the limits that one sister will go for the others hapineaa. It is an Artcraft production, and hai been ("taped with every detail com plete. And the star, Elsie Ferguson, Is well known to the patrons of thi Princess. Matinee at 3:30 and 4:45; night at 8:30. AdmiHsion, 5c and 15c. HARRIS WINS COMMISSION. The first Lowndes county boy" to enter 'the National army as a private and to receive an officer's commis sion Ik Robert Harris, of Steens. Young Harris went to Camp Pik. with a contingent of local draftee Hbout a year ago, and proved so ef ficient in military tactics that he re cently was commissioned as a second lieutenant. He has juwt been granted a ahot t furlough and is spending a few days with hia parents In tho Steens neighborhood. WHITFIELD-DAVIS. j. , wnitllcld an.I Ml?3 Paiay l BASEBALL HERE EFFORT BEING MADE TO AR RANGE GAME BETWEEN AIR. MEN AND LOCAL PLAYERS. ! it U probable that arrangements will be effected whereby Columbians will soon have an opportunity tj witness a game ot baseball between encouragement from local lovers of baseball. The Stephen D. Lee High School I prnrtira in4 will rfoitMiuea rn k in condition to meet the Payne Field lswat?miths.