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Berries Received Daily Per Quart J. H. Stevens & Son, The Main Street Grocers. "Phones i."5 and 200. AROUND THE CITY, i Tape neck vests 4c each :h. Sur prise Store. Miss Annie Alford is c Jerking at the Surprise Store. Ice cream with crushed fruits served at Curry, Lipscomb & Caine's. Open work in all designs of hosiery at Kelig's for men, wom en and children. Mr. J. EL Breaux, Jr Meridian, spent Suudav of and Monday in the city. Mr. Jim Coleman, of Pickens vi ile, Ala., spent yesterday in the city on busiuess. Mrs. Annie Lou Brock will be glad to have her frieuds call on her at the Surprise Store. Get our prices on Ice Cream Freezers. All sizes and the best makes, lianks Hardware Co. Mr. Frank Brown, Sr., of Mont gomery, Ala., is in the city visit ing his sou, Mr. Chas. Brown. Mr. C. P. Cocke, of New Or leans, will arrive in the city to day on a visit to Mr. Carey Cocke of this city. Mrs. Lula Lawrence has ac cepted a position at the Surprise Store where she will be glad to meet her friends. Hon. Walker Wood, editor of the Senatobia Democrat, was a visitor to the city last Sunday mingling with his friends here. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Townsend have returned to their home near Steens after a pleasant visit to to their grand parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Shedd. Mr. E. T. Moore left last Mon day for St. Louis, where he went as a delegate to the meeting of the National Good Roads Asso ciation. Ten salesmen at the Surprise Store and yet ali their customers cannot get waited on. This shows who is really selling bar gains. Masons throughout this city and section regretted to learn of the death of Mr. J. L. Spinks, Grand Lecturer for the Chapter, which occurred at his home in Meridian last Sunday. Col. Wm. Baldwin, aceompan ied by his mother, Mrs. Wm. Baldwin, loft yesterday for Huntsvill Ala., to spend sever al days i i the hope that Mrs. Bald win's health would be bene fitted by the chauge. In noting the chancery court proceedings in Sunday's Dis patch there appeared iu the no tice of the Columbus lusurauce Bank case the statement that the demurrer in the case of Edwin T. Moore was sustained. It should have read that the de murrer was overruled. Ut'0 to Be fount at . fl. Brown's b Best A fiesh Consignmentlof this 1 amous Candy Every Week. Try a box. 1 ALLY'S From Wednesday's Paper. Decoration Day Exercises. Friday will be Decoration Day and the occasion will be observed with reverence and respect due the memory of the Confederacy throughout this city and section. All citizens will unite to houor the memory of the Lost Cause. The Isham Harrison Camp of Confederate Veterans will have charge of the exercises and the Daughters of the Confederacy, the local military organizations, the cadet battalion of the A. & M. College and other organiza tion will participate in the cele- i bration. Col. C. L. Lincoln, in honored ! old soldier, will be marshal of ! the day, and he has issued the I following order to govern the ; celebration : The line of march will be taken up promptly at 10 o'clock Friday j morning, May 1, 1 103, from the Court House. Isham Harrison Camp U. C. i V., No. 27 and visiting Veterans I will assemble at the Court House at 9:30 o'clock. Military formation will be as follows: On South side of Second Ave nue, North. A. and M. Cadet battalion with right resting on Seventh street; Company C, First Regiment M. N. G., on left of Cadet battalion. Procession will move as follows: Isham Harrison Cam) aud vis iting veterans. Cadet Battalion A. & M. Col lege, Company U, t irst Kegiment, M. N. G. Daughters of the Confederacy. Franklin Academy and I. I. & C. students on the side walks. Citizens. Down Market street to Third Avenue, South, thence west to St. John or Fourth street thence down Fourth street to cemetery The cemetery will be entered from the north gate. Military will form three sides of a square around the monument iu southern portion of the cemetery grounds with north side open. Veterans will assemble around the monu ment. Order of exercises will be as follows: Prayer by Chaplain. Memorial services of Veterans. Chorus by pupils of Franklin Academy. Recitatou, "The Land of Lee," by Miss Rosa Mathis of I. I. & C. Recitation, "The Last Roll Call,'' by a student of A. & M. College. Decoration of soldiers' graves. Military salute. All Confederate Veterans and citizens are cordially invited to participate. Comrades W. D. Pro well and T. A. Eggleston are appointed aides. They will be respected and obeyed accordingly. The work at the cemetery has been entrusted to the following committees: Decorating Monuments Mrs. T. W. Hardy and Mrs. A. C. Halbert. Decoration of the Graves Mrs. E. T. Sykes, Miss Mary Harrison, Mrs. John A. Snell and Mrs. R, C. Betts. Decoration of Grand Stand Mrs. H. Osborne, Mrs. L. A. Vaughn, Mrs. W. H. Brooks and Mrs. M. T. Franklin. It is hoped and expected that the stores will close in the morn ing that all may unite in the spirit and purpose of the cele bration. The people residing outside of the city limits on the Tuscaloosa, Air Line aud Pickensville roads can secure the free delivery of their mail daily by erecting boxes at their homes on theroutes run ning east of this city. There are a large number of families re siding on these routes just out side of the city limits who are compelled to send a mile or more for their mail when they could have it delivered at their door, could purchase stamps, cards and money orders as well as post all of their mail by simply meet ing the requirements of the ser vice in erecting boxes. This matter is called to their attention in the hope that they will take advantage of the service, patron ize it and help to swell the re ceipts. A few boxes for sale at this office. For two weeks, 12c zephyrs at 7c yard. Surprise Store. COLUMBUS OPERA HOUSE ONE NIGHT ONLY! FRIDAY, MAY Columbus' Greatest Minstrels Elaborate Lawu West Bros.' Mu Shadowgraph, 0 Ballad Singing- Fete First Part. loon. i Box Seats PRICKS- Lower Floor i Balcony . $1.00 .-j it- Death of Mrs. John Lipsey. Death is at all times appalling. But when a happy home is in vaded and a dutiful wife, a de voted and consecrated mother, a faithful counsellor, advisor and friend is taken hence in the prime of her happiness, and when she is at the full zenith of her useful ness, the insatiate monster seems especially cruel This thought is inspired by the sorrow and gloom which enshrouded ne home of Mr. John Lipsey last Monday afternoon when his wife passed into the great be3'ond. Mrs. Lipsey had been ill only a few days and the fatal termina tion of her illness, peretonitis, was a great shock and sorrow to her family and friends. At mid night Sunday fatal symptoms appeared, and despite the heroic efforts of her physicians, the end came Monday afternoon. One of the sweet consolations which will ever abide with her loved oues is the beautiful resignation and Christian faith she exhibited to the end. Although conscious that death was approaching and she would soon take a long fare well of her husband and four children, she met the inexorable decree of Providence without a murmur. Eight years aero, sweet and pretty Clara Harris, daughter of Capt. R. S. Harris, of the Wood- lawn section, became the wife of Mr. John Lipsey, of this city. Together they began the journey of life, they built them a pretty home, four children brightened it and they were working out life's problems together. They became the center of a large cir cle of friends who admired aud loved them for the tranquility and harmony of their domestic tastes and the perfect accord of their lives. As mother, as wife, as neighbor, as frieud, Mrs. Lipsey was a type of gentleness ; aud sweetness in woman which commands universal reverence p rrl rpunnft. tin 1 if. itt t.ri tvno I 1 J v" womanliuess which is most misl ed when gone. She was faithful, patient, gentle, kind and consid erate, affectionate and loving in her home and in her death a load of woe and sorrow is given unto her loved ones which God only can give them strength to bear. The body was carried xo Wood lawn cemetery yesterday morn ing, a large number of sorrowing frieuds accompaning the cortege home. The funeral ceremony was held there and the body was laid to rest in the family burial ground, Rev. T. W. Lewis, of this city, performing the ceremony. Countless friends over the coun ty sympathize with the bereaved and grief-stricken husband and children, with the aged father and mother and with the sisters and brothers in their great loss and sorrow and with them The Dispatch mingles its tears. "The Lord hath given and the Lord hath taken away: blessed be the name of the Lord. " Weekly Market Report. ...Pkkpakeu by... J. H. STEVENS & SON, The Main Street Grocers. Tuesday. April 28, Cotton 9c Cotton seed per ton 15 00 Cotton Seed Meal i"' -U Cotton Seed Hull, per ton 1P8 Potatoes. Irish, sack per bushel. 1 00 Spft, notatoes ner hu.-diel 1 i!0 Effffs. fresh country, net- dozen.. 15 Butter, country, per pound .... la to Zo Side meat per pound, per cwt iOf-i Hams, best sugar cured 14 to IT Flour, fancy patent, bbl...4 25 to 4 35 Flour, straight roller. 80 to 4 00 12i - 11 10 . . . W to 2 47 Lard, leaf Cottolene Lard, compound Corn Oats, per bushel, mixed. Seed Oats Hay, ton, No. 1 Meal, per bushel Pearl meal 13 on 57 75 - a i l ft s r-1 m f Oak Ridge school in the Cale donia section and the Cook school both closed last week. Exen i ses in which pupils took part wore rendered and the program reflected credit upon the teach ers and pupils alike. The Oak Ridge school has been under the management of Miss Cliffie Cox for the past year, while Miss Thompson, of Crawford, has taught the Cook school. Both schools had successful years and their patrons are much pleased at the result of the sessiou. States His Position. Editor Dis p a t c h T here seems to be considerable inter est manifested among a goodly number of the people of this section as regards the County Farm; its present methods and plans of operation, etc. And the question has been sprung, if the convicts would not best sub serve or promote the public in terest by working them on the puoiic nicrnwava or under some other plan than on a farm. As I have been interrogated as to how 1 stood or what my views were along this hue, and being before the people from the First District for re election in the coming primary as their Super visor, I deem it not out of place to briefly state my views public ly, provided you will kindly al low me space in your highly es teemed paper. As to the question or view of working the convicts altogether ion the public roads or under some other nlan and do urov with the farm, I do not hold to; but as to the present system and methods of operation I think that it is altogether likely that improvements might be made along certain lines. Iu the first place, the farm, since the County has had charge of it, has increased iu value, I wouid safely say, three-fold; that is it could very likely be sold for $12 000 or $15,00( more than it cos! the County, (no bad argu ment itself iu favor of the County operating a farm) which would make the present value of the farm about $20,000. Now, my vjew (f jt js that this sum of money is excessive or too great for the County to have invested in land, so I would say reduce this investment one half by selling the entire farm and in vest one half the proceeds in a smaller one, or sell one half and turu the pr(Ceeds of this sale in- to the county treasury. Then after this has been done I would . . i . . i insist mar. ine new iar ra or tne one-half of the old one as the case might be, except what might be uecessary for pastur age, be cultivated in food crops suitable for man and beast with only a small surplus for cotton. By this plan of proceedure the able bodied couvicts could be worked on the public highways during the summer and fall mouths, thereby improving our main thoroughfares and at the time feed themselves and the negro paupers who are alwTays on the farm. As there is nearly always on the farm what we might term a "trash gang" of convicts they could gather the surplus cotton crop: also the srreater portion of other crop. How it seems to me by adopting thes'j methods the convicts could be kept on the public roads at least four or five months in the year aud at a time when least ex posed to bad weather, less ex pense to handle and last, but not least, when the work doue will be most profitable. Then an other very important suggestion would be that the County Audi tor be required to file an annual report during some month in the year designated by rhe Board showing where the balance lay, whether in favor of or against the farm, and the same to be published. These are my convictions or views as to the management of our County convicts, and I ex- 1 pect to hold to and advocate them unless convinced that some othe plan is more practicable. To others who may differ with me I freely aud cordially grant them the right Respectfully, S. W. Caldwell. April 28, l'J03. See those dainty lawns at 10c it the Surprise Store. UJJ '4 Enterprise - Energy - OUPLED with advanced comfort and want make dull aud quiet it may appear in other stores, you always find plenty of business here. It is our new method of doing business and keeping the goods that the people want that is doing the work. These surprises are but few of many awaiting you on Monday and Tuesday of this week. NEW GOODS We place on sale To-Morrow (Monday), a new line of Black Silk Grenadines. These fashionable goods come in dress lengths and only one pattern of a kind. If you buy here no one else will have a dress like yours. We dote on exclusiveness. Come early and get first choice. We also show To-Morrow for the first time a uew line of Dress Silks, Plain and Fancy Ribbons, White Goods, Laces, Fans and Shirt Waist Sets. Stam ped Linen Shirt Waist Pat terns and other new things. Specials For This Week Only At 30c A beautiful line of Satin Au pres, 27 to 30 inehes wide, in dainty stripes, brocade and floral er before offered At 6oc At 99c .f-inch All-Silk Black Taffeta, the grade you pay 90c to $1.00 for elsewhere. A fine quality All-Silk Black Taffeta, full yard wide, the kind that other stores sell at $1.25. At $I.I2i An extra pure silk - full yard anteed" woven in every yard, the stores sell at $1.50. At ioc We show the largest assortment and lest values in Lawns, Dim ities and Batistes of any house in the citv. ii THE WOMAN'S Sharo, Ala., Notes. Jennie Lavender is in Mis Columbus visiting relatives and frieuds. Mr. Berlise McCrary, of Mc Crar.y, was here on business Wednesday. Mr. G. P. Thornburg, of Ethel yille, passed through our burg last Thursday. Mrs. Fannie Young Robertson is visiting Mr. F. A. Bell's fami ly this week. Mr. John Wharton spent last Saturday and Sunday with rela tives in Columbus. Mr. Fennis Egger, of Cale donia, was at Mr. F. A. Bell's last Friday on business. Mr. Simon CoJvin, of Ethel -ville, was in Sharp last Satur day transacting business. Mr. J. T. Manning, of Henry, passed through our ville last Wednesday en route to McCrary. Sharp was well represented at quarterly conference at Taber nacle last Saturday and Suuday. Mr. Jim Pridmore and wife, of Ethelville, passed through Sharp on last Tuesday en route to Columbus. Mr. J. W. -Bell and wife left for their home in Pecau Gap, Texas, last week. Their mother, Mrs. B. F. Bell, accompanied them. Mr. J. H. Sharp, of Columbus, accompanied by h i s grand daughter, Miss Norma Prid more, of McCrary, was visitiog Mr. Walter Lavender's family. Rev. G. O. Hubbard, our be loved pastor, rilled his regular appointment at Beersheba last Sunday, deli vering a most touch ing sermon to a large aud ap preciative audience. April 27. Mail Boxes. We have a few more free rural delivery mail boxes for sale at actual cost, $1.15. They can be secured by calling at this office. Mr. W. B. Murrah, who con ducts a dairy business in this city, had quite an addition to his herd of Jerseys last Monday in two calves from a young three year old heifer- The calves are perfectly formed and are fine specimens, which Mr. Murrah prizes very much. The craze for summer dresses in dotted and embroideried Swisses at Selig's. ideas conscientiousness m detail, and studying your every quick-selling here. You have At o8c for less than ;0e. light blue, yellow At 39c beautifully and the price: colors, At 49c At 50c fine lustre all Black Taffeta, wide, "wear guar quality that credit sells in all the large cities at from 75c to $1.00 per yard. You can not find anything that would make such handsome Shirt Waist Suits. These goods are as pretty as any silk and far more durable. Many Other Surprises Await You. R. B. LEIGH. In conformation he is a grand horse, clean cut head, intelligent countenance, strong shoulders, powerful back, hips and stifles, all gracefully combined to pro duce strength and speed. That he will beget speed and grand road qualities there is no doubt, as he not only inherits but posesses these qual: tics in a marked degree. He has already shown quarters in 30 seconds or better. Even common mares bred to a horse of this class cannot fail to produce foals that will find a ready market as roadsters as well as first-class saddle horses. Terms $15.00 with usual return privileges should mare fail to get in foal C Standard and Registered. BRED BY HORACE CLELAND, Lebanon, Ky. Sired by Gambette Wilkes, 2.1914, the sire of Emma Off 3rt, 2.1 IX; Guinetta, 2.061..; Gambrell, 2.110; Wood Wilkes, 2.11 ; Lathi Loraine, 2.06; Garian, 2.12'4, and over 60 others in 2:30 or better. ( First Dam, Rhea Silver, by Aberdeen, c i 1 Second Darn by Vermont, toiivers: Third Dam by Purdys Morgan. I Fourth Dam by Highlander. He is a handsome bay, stands about fifteen hands high, very strong and com pactly built, atylish and has plenty of speed. His colts are showing up large, high-headed, with plenty of action, and to be fine drivers, desirable and servicable TERMS: $10.00, with return privileges should the mare fail to get with foal. "DAVID" FOALED 1896 BRED BY COL. J. W. GARTH. David is a dark-mouse color with black points, stands about 15 hands, will veigh in good flesh 800 pounds, is very quick and active, well muscled, and the brst bone possible. He comes from a long line of the best Jack stock in the South. His colts are large and smooth and are sure to be winners on the market. Breed mules and make no mistake. TERMS: Five dollars, or good note, at the time of first service, and five dollars when the mare is known to be in foal. The above animals will make the season at my stables in Columbus, Miss. Will not be responsible for accidents or escapep, but best of care taken of all mares sent to us. Grain fed at cost and pasture $1.00 per month. For further particulars, address John Oliver, V. S.9 Lowndes County. Death of Mr. N. Mitchell. Many friends in this city aud over the county learned with sor row of the death of Mr. N. Mitch ell yesterday, which occurred at his home in the prairie. He was in his seventy-eighth year and his death resulted f roin old age. Mr. Mitchell was a native Vir ginian, who had resided in this section for a long number of years. He was the manager of the Sykes place in the prairie and was always regarded as an upright, Christian man and good citizen. He leaves two brothers and several children who mourn with his frieuds his death. The funeral will be held to day Economy noticed that it matters not how Beautiful Crepe de Chine, all pure silk, 24 inches wide, can be had in white, black, pink, and red. 30-inch Silk Tissue, an entirely new fabric, produced this sea son for the tirsttime, makes up looks as well as goods at double pink, light blue, new blue and tan. 30-inch Fancy Silk Shantong, a very popular fabric for Shirt Waist Suits ; regular 60c value. Beautiful Mercerized Oxfords, one of the swellest and prettiest cotton fabrics ever produced, STORE Prairie Bells 28376 Trial 2,2:16. Sire of BLACKBIRD, Trial 2.12H GEORGE M., Trial 2,20 PRAIRIE BELLS was foaled in 1903; bred by Hermitage Stud, Nashrille, Term. He is a handsome ma hogany bay horse, stands 15-2 hands high and weighs l050 pounds. 9 9 Columbus, Mi at Trinity and many friends will pay this last mark of respect to his memory. Walks Without Crutches. I was much afflicted with sciatic, writes Ed C. jNud, lowaville, Sedg wick Co., Kan., "going about ou crutches and suffering a deal of pain. I was induced to try Ballard's Snow Liniment, which relieved me. I used three 50c bottles. It is the greatest liniment I ever used; have recommend ed it to a number of persons, all ex press themselves as beinp benefitted by it. I now walk without crutches, able to perform a great deal of light labor on the farm." 25c, 50c and tl at Curry. Lipscomb & Caine. English Hawthorn Blossom soaps for 10c cake, is equal to many 25c soaps, sold at Curry, Lipscomb & Caine's drug store.