J. H. Stevens & Son,
The Main Street Grocers.
"Phones i."5 and 200.
AROUND THE CITY, i
Tape neck vests 4c each
Miss Annie Alford is
at the Surprise Store.
Ice cream with crushed fruits
served at Curry, Lipscomb &
Open work in all designs of
hosiery at Kelig's for men, wom
en and children.
Mr. J. EL Breaux, Jr
Meridian, spent Suudav
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
A fiesh Consignmentlof this
1 amous Candy Every
Week. Try a box.
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-
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
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
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
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.
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
Prayer by Chaplain.
Memorial services of Veterans.
Chorus by pupils of Franklin
Recitatou, "The Land of Lee,"
by Miss Rosa Mathis of I. I. & C.
Recitation, "The Last Roll
Call,'' by a student of A. & M.
Decoration of soldiers' graves.
All Confederate Veterans and
citizens are cordially
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
Decorating Monuments Mrs.
T. W. Hardy and Mrs. A. C.
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
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
For two weeks, 12c zephyrs
at 7c yard. Surprise Store.
ONE NIGHT ONLY!
West Bros.' Mu
Fete First Part.
i Box Seats
PRICKS- Lower Floor
i Balcony .
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
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
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
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.
J. H. STEVENS & SON,
The Main Street Grocers.
Tuesday. April 28,
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
. . . W to 2
Oats, per bushel, mixed.
Hay, ton, No. 1
Meal, per bushel
- 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
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
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
S. W. Caldwell.
April 28, l'J03.
See those dainty lawns at 10c
it the Surprise Store.
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
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
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
A beautiful line of Satin Au
pres, 27 to 30 inehes wide, in
dainty stripes, brocade and
er before offered
.f-inch All-Silk Black Taffeta,
the grade you pay 90c to $1.00
A fine quality All-Silk Black
Taffeta, full yard wide, the kind
that other stores sell at $1.25.
- full yard
anteed" woven in every yard, the
stores sell at $1.50.
We show the largest assortment
and lest values in Lawns, Dim
ities and Batistes of any house
in the citv.
Sharo, Ala., Notes.
Jennie Lavender is in
Columbus visiting relatives and
Mr. Berlise McCrary, of Mc
Crar.y, was here on business
Mr. G. P. Thornburg, of Ethel
yille, passed through our burg
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
Mr. J. W. -Bell and wife left
for their home in Pecau Gap,
Texas, last week. Their mother,
Mrs. B. F. Bell, accompanied
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
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
for less than ;0e.
light blue, yellow
the price: colors,
fine lustre all
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
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.
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
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
noticed that it matters not how
Beautiful Crepe de Chine, all
pure silk, 24 inches wide, can
be had in white, black, pink,
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,
BLACKBIRD, Trial 2.12H
GEORGE M., Trial 2,20
PRAIRIE BELLS was
foaled in 1903; bred by
Hermitage Stud, Nashrille,
He is a handsome ma
hogany bay horse, stands
15-2 hands high and weighs
at Trinity and many friends will
pay this last mark of respect to
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.
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