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r ji r T T.VEVTl'-SLXrH YEAK. GLUM BUS, MISSISSIPPI. THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 1905. PRICE: FIVE GEMS MAKING FIGHT FOR SHARE OF MILLIONS Columbus Has A Claimant For an Interest in The Hartfield Estate in New York. WORK WILL BE RESUMED THIS WEEK LADIES' AUXILIARY HAS BEEN ORGANIZED Street Railway Company Will Begin Track Laying Again. Trolley Poles To Go Up At Once. The Ladies of The City Enlised In the Movement To Support the Park Concerts. Hi wsiif fit f 1 H Messrs. Orr & Harrison have been retained to represent Mr. William B.Matthews in his claim against the estate of Abner Hartfield in the city of New York. Hartfield owned originally a hun dred and sixty acres in New York, the Central Park section now, and it is valued at over a hundred million dollars. Hartfield's heirs are now seeking to recover their property upon legal grounds and the fight has enlisted eminent legal talent in two States in the cause. There are heirs of the estate, so said, at Hattiesburg, Miss., and Lt. Gov. Carter has been retained to represent these heirs. Matthews is an old man who moved to this city from Alabama. He lives in East Columbus. He PAID THE PENALTY Negro Brute at Cedar by a Mob For Cedar Bluff a small station on the line of the Southern Railway west of Columbus and between West Point aud Winona, was the scene of a fiendish and atrocious crime last Thursday morning about eight o'clock. The twelve year old daughter, of Mr. Jack Thomas, a well-to-do and prosper ous farmer residing twelve miles from that place, was viciously and brutally assaulted by a ne gro boy on the place, who maimed and irjured his victim fearfully. The brute was captured a few THE PRESENT YELLOW FEVER SITUATION Gulfport Infected. Memphis Has A Scare. New Orleans Fever Under Control. Gulfport announces three cases of fever, supposed to have re sulted from the outbreak at Mis sissippi City, three miles away. The appearance of the fever at this point is not surprising con sidering its close proximity to the stricken Mississippi town. The fever in New Orleans re mains about the same. Some days there is a falling off in the number of cases and then the Two New Bales. To Mr. John D. Long, one of the enterprising farmers of the Pickensville section, belongs the honor of marketing the first bale of the new cotton crop in Colum bus. A man arrived in the city early Friday morning with a bale which he stored at Gardner's Warehouse and which he claimed was a bale of the new crop. It was sold under this misrepres entation but later it was learned that it was an old bale and the correction was made. Mr. Long brought to this city two bales one weighing 582 pounds and a small bale weigh ing 342 pounds. Both were of the crop of 1905. The cotton was stored at the warehouse of Gardner & Co., and was sold yesterday to H. E. Johns & Co., the first bale bringing 15 1-2 cents a pound. Mr. Will Halbert accompanied br his sisters, Misses Nancy, Mary Foote and Alice, are home from a pleasant visit to friends at LouisUle, Miss, . .71 - ' claims to be a grand child of Abner Hartfield, the original owner of the New York property. Mathews has a sister residing at Vernon, Ala., and one in Texas, and that there appears to be something in his claim is shown by the fact that he has received letters from New York, from a Texas attorney, who was in that city on business connected with this law suit. In an interview with the daily papers this at torney, Jos. T. Cowan, claims that he was cffered a hundred million dollars by certain New York capitalists for his interest in the case. Messrs. Orr & Harrison have been at work on the case for some time and expect to fully protect their client in the litiga tion which will follow. WITH HIS LIFE Bluff, Mississippi, Hung the Usual Crime. moments after the commission of the crime and Mr. Thomas locked him in his barn and had his son guard him while he went to Cedar Bluff after physicians to attend his little girl. Cleveland McBee was the negro's name and he was carried to Cedar Bluff. A mob gathered and he was very quietly and very orderly hung and his body ridd led with bullets. The mob cut the railroad wires so that the out side world, including the Gover nor, would not know what was transpiring. number increases. The marine officers consider that they have the disease under control and they are seeking to prevent com munication between the infected parishes around the city now with a view of protecting the city and preventing a further spread of the fever. Memphis had her scare on Fri day, but they report all quiet on the Mississippi now with no cases whatever. Death of Mr. A. F. Keith, Mr. A. F. Keith, a well known citizen of the Prairie section west of Columbus, who resides five miles south of this city on the Macon road, died last Thursday afternoon about six o'clock, his death being attributed to ap poplexy. Mr. Keith has not been well for several weeks and was under medical treatment at the time of his demise which was quite sudden and unexpected. The deceased man was in his fifty fourth year and had resided in this county for the past twenty odd years. He came here from Tennessee, and was a represen tative of that State's most lead ing families, his sister being the wife of United State Senator Frazier. He leaves one daughter, Miss Annie, whose large circle of friends in Columbus sincerely sympathize with her. The funeral was held last Fri day afternoon, - the interment being in Friendship Cemetery, Rev. Isaac Bordders, conducting the burial service. Many friends attended as a last mark of respect to his memory. The work of completing the insulation of the track of tee street railway, which has already been laid, has been practically finished, and the erecting of the Doles will soon begin. The in sulation is secured by joining the rails together with copper wires, and in order to do the work in proper manner the company was compelled to bring to Columbus an expert from Decatur, Ala., who instructed the local laborers in the method of installing the wires. The company hus been some what hampered in securing ma terial of all kinds by the strin gent quarantine regulations which have been in existence for the past month, but a letter was received last week stating that the poles are all ready for ship ment, and they are expected to arrive within the next few days The poles are to come from Grandy, Ala., and are of juniper, DEATH COMES TO Mrs. Marion Vaughan Lingering Illness Wednesday evening last at six o'clock the gentle spirit of Mrs. Marion Vaughan took its flight into the other world. The death occurred at her home at Dunbar and her passing from life into the realm of the unknown crushes a devoted husband with grief, steeps a happy home in mourning and desolation and robs a little child forever of a mother's gentle care and love. Mrs. Vaughan had been criti cally ill for ten days past and each day the tidings from her bedside were received with ap prehension by her friends. Stricken with typhoid fever about a month ago, her condition, considered extremely critical, grew suddenly worse on Wed nesday and the patient watchers at her bedside knew what it meant and with resignation wait ed for the end which came late in the evening of the day, when the shadows of evening were falling. Mrs. Vaughan was the wife of Dr. F. M. Vaughan, one of the Change of Location. Messrs. Carson and Moony, proprietors of the New Dixie Lyceum Bureau, have rented the office above Buder Bros, on Main street and will move into it on the 1st. Mr. Leighton Lyde, represent ing McFadden Bros., will have his office on South Market street above the Columbus Clothing Co. Mr. G. H. Mathis, who will continue in the cotton business here, will have his office on South Market street in the Richardson store, up stairs. Mr. Mathis' former office above T. J. Locke's grocery store on Main street will be occupied by Mr. J. P. Wood ward. The City 3 Furniture Company will take ptsession of the Chap man building on Main street on the first. Roseberry & Co. will occupy the second story of the Western Union Telegraph Co. office and Dibelbiss' news stand will be moved into the old Colum bns Clothing Company's stand on Main street. which is claimed to be the best wood for the purpose, as it has a tough fibre, and lasts a great many years. On Main street the poles will be erected on the north side of the track, this being done with a view of installing a second track on this thoroughfare during the course of a short time. Cross arms will extend over the track, and these cross arms will be of metal. On the side streets poles will be erected oneither side of the track, and will support the trolley wires, which will run over the center of the track. Track laying on the south side of the city has been temporarily suspended but a force will soon be put to work again in this sec tion. Col. O'Neill, the local re presentative of the company, was asked by a Dispatch re porter as to what streets the road would pass over, but in re ply stated that no route had as yet been determined upon. A BELOVED WOMAN Dies Wednesday After a of Typhoid Fever. leading physicians of the county and one of its best known and most generally esteemed citizens. Before marriage she was Miss CoraHerndon, a daughter of the late Joe. Herndon, who was one the prominent men of the Dun bar neighborhood in his day. Her father was married twice and she leaves besides her grief stricken husband and little eigh teen months old son, a brother, Mr. George Herndon, living in the Bent Oak neighborhood, and a stepmother and two half broth ers and one half sister besides many other relatives and friends. The funeral was held from Beersheba church last Thursday afternoon at three o'clock. The family burial ground is at this church and the interment oc curred there in the presence of a large gathering of sorrowing friends. Rev. Mr. Thomas, of West Point conducted the funeral ceremony. The Dispatch joins with the friends of. Dr. Vaughan in thiscity in tenderingtohimaud other bereaved ones its sincer est condolence and sympathy. The drug firm of L. Lide & Co. will open for business on South Market street in the stand at present occupied by C. Tesch, merchant tailor. Mr. Tesch moves on the 1st to Merchants' Block. Mr. Rupert Richards, who has had an office in the Robertson building on South Market street, will move his office to his ware house at the M. & O. depot on the 1st. Messrs. J. R. Horton and Joe Licata have temporarily moved their harness and shoe shop from the west side of North Market street to the old stand of Peter Geraud's oyster parlor where they will be installed un til they can get possession of the stand of the Gilbert Supply Co. in the Barrow building on the corner of Market and 2nd Avenue North. The Gilbert Supply Co. will occupy the stand formerly occupied by Ransom Wynn, on North Market street, which will be thoroughly overhauled pre paratory for their occupancy. The park concerts have been such a success and they have af forded such pleasure and recrea tion to the people of Columbus that it is more than probable that the organization will resolve itself into a permanent society for the purpose of providing amuse ment and enjoyment to the peo ple of this city. The concerts have been largely attended and they will be continued until the end of the season. At the concert which was given last Tuesday night a sug gestion was made that a Ladies Auxiliary to the park associa tion be organized and Mrs. John D. Odeneal was made president of this society and Mrs. Chas. Buder was made secretary. It is the purpose of this organiza tion to assist in raising funds to defray the expenses of the park and to further provide for its THE C0LUM3US BOARD OF HEALTH Takes ''Action Against Atlanta. No Yellow never in Memphis Wires Dr. Jones. There was a meeting of the City Board of Health yesterday which was called for the pur pose of considering the question of admitting people from Atlanta. It has come to the knowledge of the board that quite a number of persons had gone from NewT Orleans to Atlanta, and after having remainded there for only , f iw days came on to Columbus, presenting health certificates by Atlanta physicians. It was ordered by the local Board of Health that all persons coming into Columbus from Atlanta be required to furnish health cer tificates signed by some duly recognnized authority and bear ing the official seal of the State of Georgia or of some incorporat ed town or city, and the quaran tine officers were instructed to admit only persons bearing such certificates. The question of lilting the quarantine against bananas came THE PEACE CONFERENCE AT PORTSMOUTH Late Reports From Russia Foreshadow A Success ful Outcome of Negotiations. Yesterday's reports from Ports mouth, where the peace commis sioners representing Russia and Japan are engaged in an effort to settle amicably their differen. ces, indicate that the President's efforts to arrive at a solution of the peace problem will prove successful. A reply had been received by Witte, the Russian commissioner, in which it is hinted that Russia is receding from her position and she will agree to the terms as dictated by The change in the weather yesterday morning was welcom ed by everyone. The tempera ture in the past two weeks has been around the sweltering point and the past week especially the heat was overpowering, the weather being the hottest of the season. On Thursday and Fri day afternoons a severe rain and electrical storm visited this sec tion and as a result the atmos phere was greatly cooled and clarified. Tbx rains did consid erable damage to the crops over the county. improvenent and attractiveness. One ofvthe initial entertain mentsof he Ladies Auxiliary will be the 'awn party and fete, which will be iven at the park on the night o. September 1st. It is the intentKn of hoso in charge of the enrtainment t() have nut only an airactive pro. gram of brass musj rendered upon that occasion but number of the leading vocalist. ()f (jJ( city have been invited 0 con tribute vocal numbers and,ner pleasing featuresare to be auc In addition to the musical p,. gram refreshments are to b provided and contributions to this feature of the entertainment are solicited. It is expected that quite a sum will be realized from this initial enter prize of the ladies' organization and that it will bring together a large number of our people and give them an evening of rare enjoyment and pleasure. up before the Board, but after some discussion it was deeuleu to let the quarantine remain ic force. There was a second meeting of the Board of Health at tv-r o'clock yesterda y afternoon which was called for the purpose of investigating a report which was being circulated here to tin effect that there was yellow fever in Memphis and to quarantine; against the city provided that the report was correct. Upon mo tion, Mayor Gunter was request ed to telegraph Dr. IJeber Jones, president of the Memphis Board of Health, and ask for an oP.icial denial or confirmation of the re port. In response to the inquiry Mayor Gunter received a tele gram from Dr. Jones stating that there had not been a case of yellow fever or even a doubtful case in Memphis this year- Thi. message set all fears at r-st, and no quarantine was estab lished againt the Bluff City. Japan, provided they are modi fied by the spirit of corapromi-.e. At one period the past wed it looked as if the conference had reached its crisis and there waj nothing to do but adjourn and go home. It was here that Roosevelt stepped into the breach and the continued negotiations are ti e fruits of his work. The fact that Russia is reported as receding from her position inspires the hope that peace will ultimately be secured. Look over Maer's real estate advertisement in this mornings paper. A large number of prop erties are listed and you will find I anything you are looking for. Several bargains are offered, especially in the division of jtho Jobe property. If you want to buy a fine lot on time, or a nice cottage cheap or some good cabin property this is your chance. Rev. L. M. Broyles' friends are pleased to see him out again after a short illness.