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Dj VOI XXV. NO. 10. COLUMBUS, MISS., SUNDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 8. 1918. Smi.Weekly, $3.00 Per Year. PROHIBITION KEEN INTEREST IS EVINCED IN GERMAN ALBATROSS IS BROUGHT TO EARTH CHICAGO TAKES LEAD IN GREAT WORLD SERIES ENEMY IS BACK TO OLD LINE OF HINDENBURG BILL IS PASSED BY THE SENATE NEXT PRIMARY PROVIDES FUR BONE-DRY COUNTRY UNTIL END OF THE WAR EFFECTIVE JULY 1 Bill Goes to House and Will Then Come Up in Commit tee Conference. Washington, Sept. 7.- The $12, 000,000 emergency agricultural ap propriation bill, with its rider for national prohibition from next July 1 until after the American armies are demobilized after the end of the war, was passed last night by the Senate without a roll call. Before final passage of the meas ure the Senate voted, 45 to 6, to re- Jain the prohibition rider.' A final effort to postpone the effective date of the "dry" legislation to Decern ber 30, 1919, was defeated. The bill now goes to the House and, because of the many amend ments inserted by the Senate, it un doubtedly will bo sent to conference. Prohibition leaders, however, expect the House to agree to the "dry',' rider bo that there will be no possibility of changes being made by the Senate and House managers. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12. This it the Nation's War. To register now or selection for military service is to list yourself as one of the Nation's man-power units. Every citizen owes it to himeslf and to his country to make this day un 1 animous demonsxation of loyalty, patriotism, and the will to win. This U'fcL-tratiim "lu AmtfrfcaVaT nouncement to the world that we are ready to complete the task already begun with such emphatic success. WOODROW WILSON. t Miss Laura Bell Reynolds will leave today tor Birmingham, where she will attend the Jefferson Coun tys Teachers' Institute, after which she will leave for Bradford, Ala., where she will teach in the public school. Mr. Jake Kaufman, who for sev eral weeks has been in New York and other eastern cities, has return ed home. While away he purchased stock for the firm of Kaufman Bro thers. ilr. J. T. rarnsii, wno for some time past, has been in chargt of the Columbus Lumber Company s com- missiary, has accepted a position at Weaver and Harrington's. Mr. Seth A. Meek left the past week for Camp Shelby, where he goes as a volunteer to do clerical work for the government. He will probably be ransferred in a few day9. Mrs. Marie Roberson returned to Birmingham last week after a visit lo her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Gunter. , . ' t SPECIAL TRAINS MAY BE OPERATED SOUTHERN IN MISSISSIPPI MAY INAUGURATE SUNDAY SER VICE FOR FLYERS. The recent request of Fuel Ad ministrator Garfield that the use of automobiles for pleasure purposes on the Sabbath be discontinued has had the effect of preventing flyers from Payne field, near West Point, many of whom formerly spent their Sun days in Columbus, from continuing this custom, and an effort will prob able be made to induce the Southern Railway in Mississippi to operate sDeeial Sunday trains between West 'Point and Oorumbua. Under existing schedules aviators ran easily reach this city, but 'find difficulty in getting back to West Point, and it is proposed to solve the problem by inducing the railroad'of- ficials to put on a specUI train which will leave Columbus about 11 p. m., i thus enabling the airmen to reach camp before their furloughs expire. CONTESTS TO BE HELD IN TWO CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS FIRST AND SIXTH Candler to Be Pitted Against Rankin; Johnson Against Bilbo. Two Mississippi congressman are to be nominated in the second Demo cratic primary next Tuesday, one in the First district, were Hon. E. S. Candler, of Corinth, the incumbent, and Hon. J. E. Rankin, of Tupelo, are the contestants, and one in the Sixth district, where the opposing can didates are Governor Theodore G. Bilbo and Judge Paul Johnson, and al though Columbus is in the First dis trict politicians here are evincing as much interest in the contest in the Sixth district as they are in the lo cal race. Bilbo has lost cast in Lowndes county, as he has in other sections of the state, and many local citizens who supported him when he ran for governor three years ago are now anxious to see him defeated. Bilbo Is recognized as a member of the Vardaman clan, having first come in- to prominence in the famous legisla- tive caucus of 1910, when he claim- ed that he was offered a bribe to vote against the White Chief, and the fol- lowing year made a successful race for lieutenant-governor as the avowed champion or tne present Junior ben- ator. Mississippians have already declared by their votes that they are through with Vardaman, and it is "predicted" that hf Tuesdays contest Bilbo will also be relegated to private i;fe It Qoom fn ha tronorpllv mnoeoAoA that Congressman Candler will be the victor in the race in this district, as he had been in Congress more than 20 years and has made a faithful and efficient representative. Since the United States severed diplomatic relations with Germany he has consis tently supported the administration war policy, and this has increased his popularity among his constitu ents, who admire President Wilson and who believe that his course ;hould be indorsed by enthusiastic I co-operation on the part of Senators and Congressmen. Mr. J. M. Street, president of the Merchants and Farmers Bank, has returned to the city after enjoying a trip to Missouri. RUSSIAN EMPRESS REPORTED SLAIN HER CHILDREN ALSO SAID TO HAVE BEEN ASSASSINATED; REPORT DOUBTED. MADRID, Sept. 7. A dispatch was received here recently from London reporting the assassination of the former Russian empress and her daughter, but in view of stews taken bv King Alfonso to obtain the transfer to Spain of the family of the deposed and murdered Russian monarch, the report was treated with! ill reserve. I El 3oI says the Spanish anjbas- sador at Berlin conferred on the Country clubs in that city. Deceased question of removing the former euv who wai 51 years old, is also sur press and her daughters from Rus- vived by his widow, four children, sia with Ambassador Joffe, the Bolshevik ambassador at Berlin. There remain only a few formal! ties to complete, which will take only a few days, El Sol . says, and! then the former empress aud her I children will come to Spain on aj yacht flying the papal colors I It is urged that every Candler man go to the polls next Tuesday and cast tit- A.i u. n..Jt i I representative m wngress. inese ure war times and no time to experi I ir.ent. We know that Mr. andler is loyal to his people and to his govern- r.cr.t zvA hn faithful to the trust Go to the pools next Tuesday and vote for Zeke Candler. It is your duty to do so. ri "J f-" ' - v- ' - o r ir73j wi if This Gcrmuu scouting airplane of the Albatross class lu uujfueuunter with pe Hun pilot was injured In the fight and uuable to wreck Ids machine after JEWISH NEW YEAR CELEBRATED HERE STORES CLOSED AND APPRO. PRIATE SERVICES HELD AT TEMPLE B'NAI ISRAEL. Kosn Hashana, the Jewish New Year, which began at sundown Fri I day anl ended the same hour the following evening, was appropriately observed by local Isrealitic citizens. There were services at Temple B'Nai Isreal at 8:30 o'clock Friday evening and 10:30 o'clock Saturday morning, I both services having been conducted by Rabbi Simon Loeb, and the stores of Jewish merchants were closed throughout the progress of the holi day. - x I The Jewish New Year, as the name implies, opens the Jewish calendar year. The observance of this day 1 88 a W e:muaundeI in tWo Phages of the Five Hooks of mioses, namely, lyeviucus, xxui:24, ani Numbers, xxix:l. In neither PaBBBKe 1S tnere aQy sP't'c com mana as to how tne day is to be ob served, beyond the injunction t' blow the trumpet, to hold a holy con vocation and to engage in no servile occupation The injunction to blow the trum pet on this day was to call the people to remembrance before the Lord. M the course of time this cereiuonv of blowing the trumpet (sofar) became the central feature of the elaborate religious service conducted on the ay. Just as the shofar called thf) peo ple to remembrance of the Lord, so also were its sound to arouse the people to their short coming;) and I their duties in which they may hav? failed. The day is called on account Yom Hazikkaron ' The Day, of Me morial." The days intervening betw.en th- New Year's day and the Day ol Atonement are called the Ten Day. of Penitence, luring which the op portunity is had to reflect finally on and repair the wings done during the year; if the repentance is sin cere, forgiveness Is ,'aiued on the culminating day of ihe holy s"awuii the Day of Atonement. MR. FRANK McDOWELL DEAD. News of the death of Mr. Frank McDowell, which recently took place at Alabama River Bridge, Ala., brought profound sorrow to many of n'9 ol(1 friends in this city, where h 13 horn and raised,. Deceased was 'he son of the late A. J. McDowell, who served for many years as mayor of Columbus, and was a brother of W. E. McDowell, who reside in Birm- ngham and who has served as secre tary of , both the Southern and and four brothers in addition to the lone named ahovp NEW JEWELRY STORE Mr. J. Ater, known here as "The Old Reliable Jeweler," will tomorrow morning, Sept., 9, open his new place of business, on North Market street in front of the Princess Theatre. Mr, Ater is to manaire the businps and L,, . 8Decialtv of fitw pv ., a . wbMi . " Mr. Robert Terry returned last week after spending some time with his brother, Mr. Clark Terry, who is jj; t Colorado Soring. Texan, and who is gradually improving. Commercial ads are wir.nern. NEGRO AND; WHITE MAN FIGHT DUEL t ARMY DESERTER AND CONSTA BLE ENGAGE IN FATAL COM BAT AT MERIDIAN. ' MERIDIAN, Mlss.Sept. 7,In ?. pistol duel on the (mountain south of the city Thursday between Con stable W. B. Culpepper ard Deemer i.u..ittiiKui, a nt-gin rmy nesmer. doiii conioaianis were prouawy mor- lAiiy wuuuueu. nie.miifer is .n a ,uta,.l,lli" wuure ii i r.iaieu there is no chance for his recovery, one bullet from the negro's pistol having entered the abdomvu, tin nefro is in the county) jail suffering j from three wounds, each of three shots fired by the officer taking ef fect, v Constable Culpepper had gone in to the mountains. to ,ve lejial docu ments, and on his waj unexpectedly came upon Boatwright, whom he re cognized and as he attempted to ar rest him the negro drew his f,un and fired point blank at the officer, but before he could fire a second time the officer shot three times and the (negro flew, but only succeded Ir making his way for a .hort distance, Whon he wa3 overcome. Officer Culpepper managed to make his wa to a house nearby, where aid was summoned and he was brought to the city. BIG PROGRAM AT PRINCESS FOR THE COMING WEEK. The attraction at the Princes for Monday the 9th, is Douglass Fair banks in "Mr. Fix It" a clever Com- tdy Drama that is full of fast action, and many laughs. Also "Outing- Chester" travel picture. l or Tuesday, Sept. 10th, Para mount presents Wallace Reid in a timely romanic drama.V'The Firefly cf France," it being the story of American ingenuity pitted against Hun military power, (and in which the American wins the girl. Also "The Summer Girls," a Mack Sennett laugh producer1 with 65 pret ty girls. For Wednesday, Sepi 11th, Select pictures present Alice Brady in "The Ordeal of Rosetta," a modern drama, with massive settings And beautiful Sown. Miss Brady isj t her best. Your attention is callled to change in starting time for the night shows. Matinee, 3:30 and 4:45; night, 8:00 and 9:30. Two shows in the after noon, and two at night. WH1TI IIXD TO l'HF. U If. Hon. H. L. Whitfield, president or the I. I. and C, will preach at the Kim Raptist church this morning at 11 o'clock. Prof. A. M. Jacob, the well known violinists, who has been in charge of the orchestra at the Princess Theatre for several years past, left last night for Jackson, Miss., where he goes to accept a flace with the Majestic Theatre. His many friends regret that he Is to n:ase his home elsewhere. Mrs. F. R. Simms will return the latter part of September to resume teaching of music and" will have her class in the Odd Fellow's building in a room adjoining her husband's of fice on the second floor. Momm. E. A. Ha'rkin. W. N. Sher rod, A. D, Binson and J. L. Tyson, of Macon,vere visitors to Columbus Prida? evening, having made the trip in an automobile. a British airman was brought to earth, landing behind the British Uuea. DEATH COMES TO MISS ALMA R. LOCKE ESTIMABLE LADY DIES AT HOME OF MAJ. BATTLE BELL ON NORTH THIRD AVENUE. Miss Alma Rebecca Locke, sister of Mrs. Battle Bell, died at the home of AlaJ. and Mrs. Bell, 604 North Third avtsiue. about 11 nVWU Thursday night, her death havln resulted from a complication of ail llients. Deceased was a member of a r:un v whh haa K ..... Known not only in Columbus, bu throughout Lowndes county, and he death is universally regretted. Funeral services were held at th Bell home at 5 o'clock Friday af ternoon, having been conducted by Rev. W. L. Duren, presiding elder of the Columbus district of the North Mississippi Methodist conference, and Rev. s. L. Pope, paHtor of th First Methodist church, and Inter ment in Friendship cemetery follow ed. Interment occurred at Friendship cemeteiy, the following pall bearers having officiated: Messrs. Saunders Wiibourne, T. V. Lewis, Jr., An thony Bell. Carroll Hacklemau, 'John B. Williams and B. A. Lincoln. Th" flower committee was as follows Miss Lilly Gregory, Miss Mary Garth and Miss Reglna Bishop. tUUl li:iH('AT!OV P0.STI'O"VKI Dedication of the flag provided by Tomblgbee Lodge No. 12, Knights of Pythias, of this city, In honor of members who have gone to war Ahlch was to have taken place to day, has been postponed until next Sunday, this action having been necessitated by the fact that it wai impossible for one of the orators to be present on the date orginally fix ed for the ceremony. Fifteen mem bers of the lodge have responded to the call to arms, and each one Is re presented by a atar on the service flag. (OXt'KltMXd CAXDIDATFS. Although nearly a year will elapse before state and county officers in Mississippi are elected for the ensu ing quadrennial term, candidates are already beginning to tshie their castors into the ring. Friends of Judge T. M. Cunimlngs, who Is now a justice of the peace, are endeavor ing to persuade hnn to enter the race for chancery clerk, and among omer lenianve candidates are Messrs. John is Richards, present city treasurer, J. T. Searcy, R. M. Nickles and Frank Armstrong. REV, FRY TO RETURN Rev. R. Excell Fry, who with his family, has been visiting several iveek3 in Selma, Ala, is expectedl home the first of the week, and will on next Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock conduct the regular prayer service. The study will be the 137th Psalm. On last Friday Mrs. C. W: Shedd celebrated her 79th birth day and received many handsome gifts. Mrs. Shedd is well known here and her many friend joins the Commercial In wishing for her many happy returns of the day. Mr. Dan Bush, a former Colum bian, who now has lucrative em ployment at Camp McClellan, near Anniston, Ala., is spending a few days with relatives here. The Parent-Teachers association of Barrow school will meet Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. "CUBS" COP TWO OUT OF THREE GAMES AL READY PLAYED CROWDS ARE SMALL Overshadowing Interest in War Serves to Greatly Diminish Attendance. The Chicago Nationals, familiarly known as the "Cubs," are ahead In the world's series, having defeated the Boston Americans, known an the "Red Sox," In two of the three games already played. The series was inaugurated at Chicago Thurs day afternoon, and the "Red Sox' won the opener by a score ot 1 to 0 while the "Cubs" copped Friday'. contest by a score of 3 to 1 and de feated their opponents again yester day by a score of 2 to 1. Regarding the opening game of the series Thursday, a press dispatch from Chicago says: One of the smallest crowdt which ever turned out for a world s series opening saw the Boston Red Sox of the American league defeat the Cubs of the National league 1 to 0 today, In an errorless game. The battle was between two em Inent representatives of what th" dictionary calls the family hlppopo- tamidae namely, "Hippo" Vaughn of the Cubs, and another Hippo re joicing In the name of "Babe" Ruth These two giants fought It out all the way and although Ruth allowed six hits to his opponents' five, the "break" went to the Invaders and they were consequently making con fident claims to the world's chain plonshlp tonight. The effect of the war was every where apparent, especially In the temper of the crowd, which, largely local, saw the home team drop the first game without a protest. There was no cheering during the contest nor was there anything like th. usual umpire baiting. Today's attendance was 19,294 Rain caused postponement of the tlrst game scheduled for yesterday Today the downpoor had ceased and the grounds were completely dry. The sun shown fitfuly and there was a stiff, chilly breeze from the north. No seats were occupied In the up per tier of the second floor of th grandstand, and the right section of the stand was practically empty. In (he left section there were many va ant chairs. A number of boxes also were without occupants, and in the bleachers the three lower rows all around the field were vacant.- TOUCH OF FALL IS IN ATMOSPHERE UNSEASONABLY LOW TEMPER- ATURE RECORDED AT LO CAL WEATHER BUREAU. Columbus and the contiguous ter ritory, like other sections through out the country, have been experi- nclng some rather cool weather re cently, and, the brisk winds whil-h prevailed served as a reminder that fall . is rapidly approaching. The mercury In the government thermo meter, according to J. B. Love, local jbaorver, went to S7 yesterday morn- nf, and this temperature is unusual ly low for early September. It is not believed, however, that crops have suffered, as cotton, corn ind other agricultural products hav advanced to near towards maturity to be Injured by moderately cool weather. Mr. W. F. Leigh left the past week itr Washington, D. C, and Norfolk, Va., where he goes to visit relatives. Upon his return Mr Leigh will accept o position at the Columbus National Bank. Mr. J. D. Bush, who is now resid- ng at Anniston, Ala., has been trend ing the past several day hero vith relatives. Mr. William Turner la expected home tnia ween trom Annapolis visit his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Turner. KAISERS FORCES BEING HOTLY PURSUED BY ALLIED TROOPS IMPORTANT GAINS Week Closes With Teutons Backed Up to Point Held in Spring of 1917. With the Allied Forces in France, ept. 7. This was "Victory Week" for the allies and it closes with th Germans virtually on the front that they held after the big retreat to the It ilwltan tilt ,V liito In nti uri'i,.. ... tan. The German strongholds of Ham, Tergnter, Chauny and Coucy forest have fallen before the Irresistible on rush of the allied armies and fresh peril has been added to the German defenses supporting the left flank of the Illndenburg link of fortifications. A bare two miles separates the French from the German ba.itlon at La Kere and the allies are only four miles from St. Quentln, on the cen ter. During the past thirty hours the British aud French have rolled for ward from two to seven miles. Tlu best gains were made between Per- onne and the Oise river where many additional villages have been taken from the Germans. German rear guards put up sav age resistance at many points but at no place were they able even to check the allies' progress. East of the Soinme the British have gone forward about seven miles nlnce they forced a passage of th river and to the east of Ham the rrencn nave auvancwa over inree miles. Fiench force are smashing their way ahead with tidal fury and on one stretch of forty miles they rolled the Germans back from two to four miles within the past 24 hours. The new gains cover portions ot tie Flanders, F'lcardy and Alsne battlj fronts. VOX IIKHTLIXO (JUTS. LONDON, Sept. 7. Count George V. von Ilertling, the Imperial Ger man chancellor, has resigned, giving bad health as the cause for his re tirement, according to the Geneva correspondent of the Daily Express, Quoting a dispatch received in Gen eva from Munich, Bavaria. FIRST METHODIST CHUU'H TODAY. Sunday School at 9:45. Preaching at 11 o'clock, by the pastor. Night service at Airdome at 8:30. At this service Miss Grace Wright .vill sing iloly City," fifteen or wenty beautiful illustrations of this lassie and wonderful song will be Ihrown on the screen during th endering by Miss Wright. Tonight .vill very probably be the last of th-j ipen air summer services. The en tire city invited. Mr. R. E. Johnston left the pat week for a visit to St. Louis and teveral eastern cities. COLUMBIANS WILL "GIVE 'EM A LIFT" LOCAL AUTOMOB1LISTS INVITE SOLDIERS TO RIDE WITH THEM. The "Give 'em a l;ft" movement Haa been inaugurated in this city, ind many local automobiles now dis play banners bearing the inscrip tion: "Men in the service of Uncle Sam are welcome to ride a3 far as we go. While Columbus has no military camp, there is a training field for aviators near West Point, and th flyers stationed there are frequent visitors to th city. Hardly a day nasses that does hot bring its quota of men in khaki, and every possible courtesy is being extended. Tha ladies of tho First Methodist church have established a rest room for the soldiers nnd practicatiyevery social and fraternal organization in the city ha opened its club rooms to them.