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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.

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