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The Columbus dispatch. (Columbus, Miss.) 1905-1908, August 31, 1905, Image 1

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Columbus Has A Claimant For an Interest in
The Hartfield Estate in New York.
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
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
Matthews is an old man who
moved to this city from Alabama.
He lives in East Columbus. He
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
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,
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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.
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
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
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,
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
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.
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'
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
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
The question of lilting the
quarantine against bananas came
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
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
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.

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