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THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH.
P. W. Maer, Owner and Manager. Entered at tlie pstofflce in Columbus. Miss, as second-class mail matter. POLITICS IN THE DELTA. Jackson, Miss-, Dec. 4 A! though the intimation has been given that the governor will ap point State Senator John L. Hebron, of Greenville, as a mem ber of the Mississippi board of levee commissioners, otherwise known as the lower levee district, to succeed Dr. J. T. Atterbury, president of the body, a strong fight has been waged in behalf of the present incumbent, and great deal of political spirit stirr ed up, Dr. Atterbury being very strongly endorsed for the place by some of the foremost citizens of the delta, among them heing many of the governor's warm personal friends and supporters Dr. Atterbury 's petition was signed by LeKoy Percy, R. B. Campbell J. H. Wynu, A. G. Paxton, A. H. Stone and several hundred other citizens of Wash ington count3r, but before it reached here Governor Varda- man authorized Colonel Walton Shields to inform the citizens of that county that he had decided to appoint Senator Hebron, stat ing that he felt that the taxpay ers would not care to petition in regard to an appointment that he had settled. He also gave notice to those in charge of the petition that further circulation of it was unnecessary. Hon. LeRoy Percy, one of the political leaders of the delta, cen sures the governor severly for taking the summary action above expressed without first allowing the taxpayers of the country to indicate their choice in the mat ter. He has written a lengthy letter in which a similar action taken by Governor McLaurin re fused to await an action of this character and reappointed Mr. Jay no. In his letter to the taxpayers of Washington county on the subject, Mr. Peicy thus discuss es the governor's action in the matter. "It is true that Governor Mc Laurin indicated the course he would pursue'to the Democratic executive committee of the county, while Governor Varda man simply responded to an in quiry from an individual; but the response had the effect, if not the purpose, of forestalling any expression of their wishes on the part of the taxpayers of the couuty, whether by petition, in person or primary election. "The petition so forestalled, during the brief time within which it was circulated, receiv ed the signatures of over 400 of the taxpayers of the county, comprising many of its largest landowners, and contained the request that if the governor doubted the petition beiDg an ex pression of the wishes of the taxpayers he submit the matter to a primary election. "If the criticism of Governor McLaurin was deserved, and the taxpayers of this county consid ered it was, it is difficult to see in what particular the conduct of Governor Vardaman is less censurable- Each served his friend, and did so without ascer tainment of or regard for the wishes of the taxpayers of the district." Mr. Percy's letter is quite lengthy and cites the full history of the Jayne appointment by Governor McLaurin, quoting also an editorial extract from the Greenwood Commonwealth, at that time edited by Governor Vardaman, in which the course pursued by Governor McLaurin was severely condemned. The editorial quoted in conclusion says that "the matter should have been submitted to the peo pie of the county, and if a fair just and honest expression of the white Democratic voters had been obtained, then their wishes should have been law to the gov ernor. That is all there is to it." THE CARR0LLT0N MONUMENT. The unveiling of the Confeder ate monument at Carroll ton, Miss., last week was an event of more than passing interest to the people of Columbus. Any thing which pertains to the Lost Cause always enlists the sympathy and interest of our people but the building of the monument at Car rollton and the ceremonies of its dedication were of especial inter est to the people of Columbus for several reasons. The monument was the product of a Columbus company, the Co lumbus Marble WTorks having executed the stately figure of the Confederate soldier which was unveiled and Mr. John A. Stin son, the head of the local marble works, participating in the exer cises, making the address of pre sentation to the Daughters and Veterans who are to be its cus todians." Then another honored Columbian was Honored, Judge Newman Cayce, who was one of the speakers of the occasion and whose address was eloquent and patriotic, and ringing with senti ments of love and loyalty to the memory of the Confederacy. Another incident which appeal ed to this city and its memories was the fact that in the parade was Mrs. Charlotte Kimbrough, formerly Miss Charlotte Gray Fiftv nine vears ago she was a student in the Columbus Female Institute, and it was she who presented to the Captain Prior Grant the flag made by the lad ies of that institution, when his company, known as uompany K," started on its long march, fifty-nine years ago, to assist the republic of Texas in its struggle for independence. This old flag, treasured and loved by surviving members of the company, was carried in the parade. The occasion was attended by a large gathering of people of that section and other sections of the State, and was a gala one. z if $i ll It f 4 J uage unver uatcnmgs. a son of former Congressman T. C. Catchings, is the latest member of the judiciary to resign. He was appointed to preside over the Vicksburg circuit court dis trict less than a year ago and now retires to resume his practice, preferring a lucrative practice to the cares and responsibilities of the bench with the compensa tion, which is paid its members. : .- '- ... ' ... i ; W -'. '- . The democrats in Congress have re elected John Sharp Wil liams as leader of their forces on the floor of the lower house. Not to have re-elected him, in view of his splendid service to the party, would have been the basest ingratitude. Cured Paralysis. W. F. Bailey, P. O. True, Texas, writes: "My wife had been suffering five years with paralysis in her arm, when I was persuaded to use Ballard's Snow Liniment, which cured her all right. I have also used.it for old sore, frostbites and skin eruptions, lb does the work. " For sale by John ston & Caine. Christmas Delicatessen Price's Jelly Sugar. Price's Ice Cream Sugar. Premier Jelly Powder. Fanco-American Soups, Plum Puddings, Canned Birds, Chicken, Turkey, Meats, etc. Fruit Cake, made by New York's best baker. Finest M i n c e Meat, Pr serves, Jams and Jellies, all kinds. Crystalized Fruits, Ginger, etc. Heinz' Sweet, Sour and Dill Pickles. Pepper Hash, and Condi ments in great variety. Full, fresh stock of all kinds real first class Groceries. ' Prices and delivery satis factory. Iblstevens & SON Ths Lkh Street Grccers. ! 44 n $ ' .- t-. ;"; M I. ikHnr,,,.. Is-Just Over the Horizon It Will Be Here Withou audi! t Fail I "E have been getting ready for it ever ll since we gave our import order for ;1 Dolls and Toys last February. We will show ll this year by. far the largest, most varied and ll most interesting stock of Christmas goods ever ll shown in this town. Our stock is more than ll four times as large as last year. It's tre mendous in size and immense in attractiveness and we are going to sell every piece of it. LooR Over the Window DisplayCome In and See the New ThingsThey Are AH Here. WONDERFUL NOVELTIES A Kettle Drum that kettles itself. size from the lc midget to the varieties from the cheapest to the DOLLS of every kind and largest dressed miss. MOVING TOYS in all highest. CLOWN TOYS chock full of fun. MUSICAL TOYS from horns to pianos. DOLL FURNISHINGS from kitchen to parlor. ANIMAL TOYS, tin, iron, cloth and the real stuff. HUNDREDS OF OTHERS Sewing Machines, Magic Lanterns, Locomotives, Engines, Clothes Wringers, Wash Sets, Sand Wheels, Irish Mails, Tin Tovs, Tea Sets, Go-Carts, Velocipedes, Wagons, Rocking Horses, Doll Furniture, Cames, Blocks. A French Cook who is an expert. A Billy Goat who can out bleat the real thinjj:. A Whistle like the winter wind, and loudest ever mad'. A Negro Minstrel who plays the fiddle or banjo to be it the band. A Fireman who runs up the ladder like fitrhtin fir A Monkey. Oh, that monk! HOLIDAY BOOKS and ALBUMS. We cannot tell you all about them here because we want to say something else. .....BUY YOUR TOYS EARLY..... We shall put this tremendous stock of Christmas Goods on display this week, giving you an oppor tunity to see it and buy early. You will thus get the best selection and we will avoid the rush. We will put aside your purchase and deliver it at any time. Don't wait till the best things are gone or until the rush begins. Select them leisurely and leave the rest to us. .....THE PALMER ORPHANAGE We want them to have their biggest Christmas this year. Will you help? Here's our proposition: WE WILL DUPLICATE EVERY DOLLAR GIVEN TO BUY TOYS FOR OUR ORPHANS AT THL PALMER ORPHANAGE. We say "our orphans" because other towns where there are orphanages will be giving GOOD TIMES to their orphans. A box will be provided in the Surprise Store to receive your Cash contributions and on Christmas Eve we. will make up the best selection possible of Christmas things to cost precisely twice the contents of thr box and send them to Supt. Frierson in the name of Santa Klaus. Your dollar will do the work of two. Lets make it big. Don't forget it. Ask for the contribution box. You will find our prices down at the bottom and our stock some thing to talk about... In toys as well as other things YOU CAN GET IT FROM US FOR LESS. rmTVTTTHi CARTER & CHAPMAN. SOT iS) TOME . Get in the Habit Nothing is more far reaching than habit, either for weal or for woe. The foundation for a for tune has often been laid in early habits of economy and frugality. Little fractions saved here and there will invariably round into a good lump before you realize it. We are paying 4 per cent, per annum, compounded semi annu ally on small savings. Merchants & Farmers Bank. Stop Paying Rent. Do you want a home? We will lend you money to buy a home or buy a lot and build to be paid back as rent, odIv 87. 50 per month on each Si ,000, with 5 per cent interest per annum. For particular call on or write the Standard Trust Co, l Birmingham, Ala. JE. R Garner, Gen. Agt. , 10Pi North Market Street. Fine Stationery. The Dispatch has ordered a full line of fine stationery such as fine wedding invitations, vis iting cards, announcement cards, programs, mourning cards, bev eled cards, dance programs, business announcements, menu cards, fraternity cards, program folders, pencils, cords and tas sels, embossed folders, memor ial cards, and everything in the fancy stationery line. "When in the market for any of these see our samples and prices. Another , Elegant shaving mirrors for low prices at Johnston & Caine's. Lost. At the circus grounds last Fri day an open face, gold watch, with do crystal on the face. Has my name engraved on case and a lady's picture on the inside of back case. I will pay a liberal reward for its return to me. ii o-2w. E. A. Ervin. Pom pean Massage Cream for gentlewomen. L. E. Lide & Co. Circus b ll Hi (IV may not come soon but another K. 11 w shipment of Oil Heaters and jj (IV P.Vmrfpv Czz finer SfnvpQ VmvA h w just been received by the Sherrod Hardware Co. 0 b ll J ll Us SUBSCKIBE TO THE DISPATCH.