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From Sunday's Paper.
Out of the Race. Hon. Fuller Fox has retired from the Gubernatorial race. This information was received in this city last Friday. His re tirement is placed on the grounds of pressing professional business and poor health. The announcement crealed a sensation in this city and im mediately there was a new align ment of political forces. The Vardaman crowd claim the elec tion of their man on the first ballot while Noel's followers claim that he will be logically strengthened by Mr. Fox's re tirement. It seems to be the general opinion that the line of division between Fox and Critz had been so closely drawn that Critz will get little of the Fox following over the State. Vardaman 's friends are jubi lant and claim that the retire ment of Mr. Fox, said to be the ring candidate, is an admission that Vardaman can uot be kept out of the governor's place. Dave Featherstone Dead. Mr. Dave Featherstone, a quiet, industriousand exemplary young mau, who for the past two years had been employed in the Tom bigbee Mills in this city, died last Friday morning at eight o'clock at the home of Mr W. J. Morton. Mr. Featherstone died a victim of pneumonia after he and his loved ones and skilled physicians had made a desperate fight for his life The body was carried to his old home at Brooksville on the morning train for interment ac com pained by several of his friends here. The DESPATCH ex tends its sympathy. Eastern Investors Here. Mr. Francis H. Brewer, of the American Securities Co. of New York, Chas. E. Howe, of Wash ington, D. C, and Mr. Tracy, o Hartford, Conn., came in Friday The object of the gentlemen's visit here is to investigate their holdings in the Eggleston Min ing and Development Co. In company with Mr. Eggleston the company's general manager Messrs. Brewer and Tracy left Tuesday morning to visit theii property at the salt works near Salton, 26 miles west. If their arrangements can be carried out as at present con tem plated the company will build a standard guage railroad to the salt works from either this place or Erick. The people of Granite should go after this proposition and see that the line is built from here. Grauite Oklahoma Enter prise. Odd Fellows' Celebration- The Odd Fellows' celebration occurs on next Wednesday at New Bethel chu rch. Union and Ar tesia lodges with their friends and others will go out from this city at 9 o'clock in the morning, leav ing from the Southern depot. The fare for the round trip wil be only 25c. There will be three coaches and a baggage car. A delightful occasion is promised. At Vicksburg Next Week. The teachers who attend the State Association meeting at Vicksburg next week will be eu tertained on the night of May 1st with "Singing Skule Begin ment" which the Daughters of the Confederacy of that city have provided as one of the night en tertainments for the visitors The Daughters of the Confedera cy here are getting every thing in good shape preparatory to get ting the entertainment ready for May 12th, the night of its ad vent here. Columbus Greatest Minstrels. A number of talented vounar men of this city have prepared a minstrel show which will be pre sented here at the opera house next Friday night. The company is capably managed and has in its members young men whose success in ameteur theatricals has been pronounced and an enjoyable and laughable performance isassured this week. The com pany opens in West PointThursday night. Herbine Cures Fever and ague. A dose wil usual ly stop a chill, a continuance always cures. Mrs. Wm. M. Stroud, Midlo thian, Texas, May 31, 1899, writes: "we have used Herbine in our family for eight years and found it the best medicine we have ever used for la grippe, bilious fever and malaria. 10c at Curry, Lipscomb & Caine's. HftllNTY NPWS Prof. J. T. Spann, principal of the Mt. Vernon school, has been tendered the positiou of teacher oflheMcShan, Ala., school for the summer months. He will be gin his school at this place on June 1st and it will continue for four months. A number of the young people of the Dow neighborhood storm ed Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Phillips last Tuesday night and enjoyed the hospitality of their home un til the midnight hour. They were unexpected but were made to feel welcome. From District No. 1 comes the report that there will be two other good men in the magis trate's race, Mr. Jones L. Wil liams and Mr. J. L. Egger. These gentlemen, it is understood, are not candidates for the position and have not the time or the in clination to make the canvass, but if elected they will! serve. Their friends will enter them in the race and hope to have them victors in the August primary. It is understood that the usual Fourth of July celebration this year will be held at Sanders' Mill and the occasion will be made an extremely pleasant one. There is some prospect of a great Fourth of July celebration at Kolola Springs at which the people of the three counties ad joining will be invited to attend, but this will not interfere with Sanders Mill gathering which has been the custom for years For the latter a fine dinner wil be served and a cordial invita tion will be extended friends of those who reside in that neigh bo r hood. The Mt. Vernon school in the eastern section of the county closed last Tuesday after a most successful and profitable ses sion. The closing brought out the patrons of the school who en joyed the occasion although no public exercises or ceremonies occurred. The patrons of the school in recognition of his good work and in appreciation of the same, re-elected Prof. J. T. Spann for the ensuing year and the position of assistant was not filled for the reason that there were no applicants, Miss Daves, who has given such satisfaction in that capacity, deciding to go to school next session. The Woodmen and Odd Fel lows of Artesia have united in a movement to give an ice cream and strawberry supper in the Church Grove at that place on the night of Friday, May 8th for the benefit of the local Masonic Woodmen-Odd Fellows building fund. The entertainment has been placed in the hands of com petent committees and it will be made a great success and all the candidates of the county have been invited and are expected. The managers of the entertain ment will prepare a platform and will give all of the candidates an opportunity to make a short talk presenting their claims for of lice. It promises to be a gala occasion and a great success. The race for district offices contiuues to absorb the interest of the voters. In this district an effort is being made to induce Mr. Beverly Matthews to run for the office of magistrate, and should he enter the race it is as surred that he would have a strong following. Mr. Matthews is a lawyer, a man of intelligence and learning and is in every way quannea and capacitated to dis charge the duties of this respon sible position. Have You Bees In Your Bonnet (Vnd do thev buzz in tow hi-. Tio is Neuralgia, the kind that puts you iu oeu. f aracampn stops it and it does it quick. Annlied ytprnnllv can t make you sick. We guarantee it to cure on the spot or no pay. Don't suffer to-morrow, next week or to-dav. If vou arp not cntic. fied 1,11 tell you what we'll do; we will give you back your money and your urutiacne too. f or sale bv Mvr A- Weaver Mr. C. C. Hayslett, who re sides in the Southern section of the city, has missed a number of chickens and hearing a noise and disturbance in his yard one night the past week began an investi gation. He located in his chick en house an immense owl which he killed. The bird was an un usually large one and it had been preying upon his fowls for sev- eral nights. It measured fiftv- tive inches from tip to tip and is one of the larcrest. nnrU urViiK i C nivsu I has ever been killed in this eityj Which ? A lean and potash-hungry soil, wasted seed, wasted labor and idle gins A MORTGAGE. Or, plenty of Potash in the fertilizer, many bales and a busy gin A BANK ACCOUNT. Write us for our books. They are money win ners. We send them ree to farmers. GERMAN KALI WORKS 08 'umd St. New York Mississippi Matters. Work has begun on Natchez new opera house. The Daughters of the Confed eracy of the State meet in Water Valley in annual convention on May 5th. The Aberdeen Lodge of Elks has let the contract for its new home. It will be two stories and the club feature will, be provided for in the building. The State Board of Education has issued a request to the Coun ty Superintendents of Educa tion asking a suspension of all the schools that the teachers may attend the meeting of the State Teachers Association which oc curs in Vicksburg this week. The Grand Lodge Knights of Pythias meets in Meridian, Miss., on May 12th and it will be one of the most important meetings ever held inasmuch as a new con stitution and statutes will be considered. The statistics of Grand Treasurer Quinn for the year just closed are interesting and are as follows: initiated 912; re-instated 212; by card 20(.), mak ing a total of 6,475- The Senatorial election is in creasing in interest and from the mild speeches made in this city a few weeks ago quite a de parture has been made, Senator Money openly attacking Gov. Longino's position towards the republican party in this State. Last Wednesday at Hattiesburg he punctured the Governor's in dustrial development claim for Mississippi and referred to his brother-in-law's connection with the republican administration in the following: 'He said there was a race question and he was proud of it; that social or political equal ity was out of the question, nor negro appointments to office to be permitted without a protest. He referred to the Indiauola postoffice affair and said he was surprised that his opponent, the governor, had never condemned tne affair; that the governor's brother-in-law, the Republican referee, had taken some interest in the matter and had asked the president to "stand by Minnie." He said that it was fortunate for the State, for its wonderful and industrial progress, that the gov ernor had been permitted to live to have such achievements under "my" (Gov. Longino's) adminis tration. However, he would call attention to the fact that indus trial development had occurred in a large degree in all Southern States and all over the country, owing to the increase iu money supplv. " "Talk About Your Babies" Yotl fHoht. t.r minp SVi wfjc cirlr- ly and weak and had croup all the time. A friend advised Paracamph, shVS 'H-ffH a.nrl Koult'iv nrvor Trv tho same on yours to-day. You'll never regret the 'how. " For sale by Mayo fe Weaver. The Magazine Edition of the Columbus Commercial has been issued fj ora the press and it is a handsor.ie and splendid expose of indu strial and commercial Co lumbus . The book is attractive ly gott m up in two colors and it is nlle i with data and facts con cern!" ag this city, its business men and financial and industrial instil utions. It will be a valued souv- enir of this city and makes a mosf j appropriate remembrance for I riends. The Dispatch con- grral ulates its contemporary on thft success of its enterprise. A Love Letter W 'hould not interest vou if vou are lool :ing for a guaranteed salve for son s, burns or Diles. Otto Dodd. of Pta ider. Mo., writea: I suffered with an ugly sore for a year, but a box of cklen s Arnica Salve cured me. It is. t he best salve on earth. 25 cents at Ch. apman & Mayfield's drug store. .Just receive I at Selig's a beau tify al line of silk shirt waists, all CHAT ? C An illustration' of the prover-1 bial famine that comes as the successor of the feast i given in the week'past, when, as a con trast to other and recent days, pleasures were rare, indeed, seemed to have passed us by, then reconsidering, returned 'with brightening touch, bringing a charming entertainment Friday afternoon. The meetings of the Ahdeek Club and the Heading Circle have always established places upon the calendar, and al ways contribute most pleasantly to it. This week Miss Maude Thomas was the attractive host ess of the former at the home of Miss Lavinia Robertson ; the lat ter had an interesting afternoon yesterday hearing Miss Conway. Yet plans have chiefly filled in the measure of time, and their fruit is apparent in the offerings before us. Tuesday evening an old fashioned "Spelling Bee,'1 provoking a world of merriment, will be held at the public library under the auspices of the Libra ry Association. Wednesday af- ternoon at half-past three o'clock Mrs. William Winston will enter tain the Ladies Whist Club. Fri day is Decoration Day, and will Rev. T. W. Lewis left Friday for Louisville, where he goes to attend a meeting of the Church Extension Board of which he is a manager. His pulpit to-day will be occupied by the Presid ing Elder, Rev. Dr. Dorman. The congregation of the Sec ond Methodist church have made mauy improvements to the building and its surroundings which will add to its comfort and attractiveness. A nice tiling has been laid in front of the church and electric lights have been put in the building. The ladies of the Cumberland Presbyterian church will serve ice cream and strawberries at Steen's store on North Market street Friday, May 1st, Decora tion Day. Friends, for the ben efit of the Cumberland Presby terian church, a liberal patron age is solicited. Rev. J. B. Randolph, pastor of the Second Methodist church, announces that the protracted meeting at his church begins to day and it will last for about ten days and longer if the results justify it. Rev. J. A. Bowen, of Tupelo, formerly pastor of the First Methodist church here, will assist Mr. Randolph in the meeting and services will be held twice each day, in the morn ing at ten and at night at eight o'clock, the song service begin- Broke Into His House. S. Le Quinn, of Cavendish. Vt., was robbed of his customary health bv invasion of chronic constipation. When Dr. King's New Life Pills broke into his house, his trouble was arrest ed and now he's entirely cured. They are guaranteed to cure, cents at Chapman & Mavlield's drug store. Fisherman's Addition. Columbus continues to grow and expand and new territory is being settled and built up with each year. The latest addition to the city limits is whatis known as "Fisherman's Addition" and is the property known as the old Richards' orchard property and it is owned by the Benevolent and Industrial Order of Fisher man of America, a fraternal and benevolent order which lias its headquarters in this city. This organization bought the property with the intention of selling it. to its members upon the install- ment plan that thev mierht pro- thomcoiuos with homps nnd already they have sold a number of lots upon which little homes will soon be built. Columbus is growing, thriving and prosper ing and our colored population is thriving and prospering with us. Confessions of a Priest, Rev. John S. Cox, of Wake. Ark., writes: "For 12 years I suffered from Yellow Jaundice. 1 consulted a number of physicians and tried all sorts of medicine but got no relief. Then I began the use of Electric Bit- ters and feel that i am now curea or a disease that had me in its grasp for twelve years. " If you want a relia ble medicine for liver and kidney troubles, stomace disorder or general debility, get Electric Bitters. It's guaranteed by Chapman & Mayfield. Onlv 50 cents. Hon. S. A. Witherspoon. of Meridian, was a visitor the past week, coming up to attend the trial of the Duncan casein which he made an argument on Thurs day morning. Secure your seats early for the Minstrels. On sale Mayo & Weaver 's. IS Cburcb, Charity and "Weligious Hews OF REORLE AND EVENTS be impressively observed. Some departures from the accustomed order of exercises are noted, and are in the nature of improve ments. The proerram is as fol lows: Prayer Rev. Dunbar Hunt Ogden Ritual ..By a member of the Isham Harrison Camp Chorus By pupils Franklin Academy Recitation "The I .ami of Lee" Miss Rosa Mathis Recitation "The Last Roll Call" By a student of A. and M. College Decoration of the Soldier's Graves. Those who expect to partici pate in the parade, and a cordial invitation is extended to all, are requested to assemble at the Court House grounds at half-past nine o'clock Friday morning that the line of march may be formed promptly at ten. They are urg ed to bring a wealth of flowers to scatter over the mounds where our heroes sleep and as in an cteut days tne myrtle was favored for the brave, so on this occasion it will be used by the Daughters of the Confederacy, and signifying 'Loved in Ab sence" will be the especially ap propriate blossom conspictous amid the roses and lilies of spring (Continued in Wednesday's Paper.) ning fifteen minutes before this hour. The morning service to-day will be at eleven o'clock. Mr. Randolph invites Christian people and the public generally to attend these services. The revival which has been in progress at the Second Baptist church the past week has result ed in a great spiritual awaken ing in that section and Rev. Dr. Thornton's exhortations have been richly rewarded, no less than 17 accessions to the church having: occurred and most of them being for baptism and be ing people of riper years. The church is crowded at each ser vice aud the meeting has proven such a great success that it will be continued this week. The revival at the Second Methodist begins to-day, Rev. J. A. Bowen having arrived yester day from Tupelo. The service to-day will be at eleven o'clock. children's meeting at 3:30 this ' afternoon and service at eight o'clock to-uight. the service of song beginning fifteen minutes before the evening service Throughout the week the first service will be at ten o'clock in the morning and the evening service at the usual hour. Rev. J. B. Randolph, pastor of the church, extends a cordial invita tion to the people of Columbus to attend these services. Two Alarms. Two fire alarms were rung in last Thursday and the firemen had two runs. The first came at j four o'clock in the morning and it was caused by some trash be tween the floor and ceiling in the Citizens' telephone exchange in the Odd Fellows' building being on fire. The alarm said the fire was at Miss Tillie Bailey's and ' the firemen went to Miss Bai- j WS nome only to nna mar tney f were mistaken in the location, The operator at the exchange thought the smoke came from Miss Bailey's Millinery estab ishment but the firemen soon lo cated the flames and extinguish ed them. The second alarm earnest noon of Thursday and was caused by the roof of an outhouse at the home of John York in Ward No. : 3 being on fire. The tire was ex- tinguished with little trouble, and before any great damage was done. Are Your Joints Open And free from pain, or are you tied up like a bunch of grain? Has Rheu matism, agonizing and intense, got you astride of the medical fence? Well, Paracamph sweats its sooth ing and cool and doctors will tell yout'isthe only rule, sweat it out. 'Tis the onlv way to get instant re lief. Try it to-day. For sale by Mayo , & Weaver The fire department will get into its new headquarters on the 1st of the month and the men will be glad to get back to their old stand. The new house is fit ted up with all conveniences and it is a credit to the city. The city will have the Luxapahla fire engine overhauled and kept at headquarters in reserve for emergency use. Ice Cream Freezers, the latest and best makes with all improve- ments at the Banks Hardware Co. Chancery Court. Chancery Court adjourned last Thursday morning and Chancel- or McCool left on the morning ;rain for his home in Kosciusko. The docket was cleared of most of the important cases and the smaller mattersof chancerv were also disposed of. The Columbus Ins. Bank case, which was pending last Wednes day resulted as follows: the de murrer in the case of Robertson & Company was overruled and defendants allowed sixty days to answer bill; the demurrer in the cases of H. Johnston aud E. T. Moore was sustained aud the plaintiffs were allowed leave to amend their bills. The case of B. A. Duncan came up on its merits and was tried at this term. The plaintiff was rep resented by S. A. Withers poon, of Meridian, and Betts & Sturdi- vant of this city, while Col, Bald win aud Mr. Geo. A. Payne, of Aberdeen, appeared for the de fendant. The chancellor heard all of the depositions in the case and the arguments of counsel and took the case under advise ment to render his decision dur ing the second week in May, Gen. J. H. Sharp has been in vited to visit the veterans of De Soto countv at their re-uuion to be held on tne 1st Monday in May and has accepted the invita tion. The old soldiers of the State and Gen. Sharp's friends, old and young, everywhere, are rallying to his cause in behalf of his candidacy for the State treas- uryship and he is receiving invi tations from all quarters aud gaining strength daily. The vet erans in the northern part of the State are especially anxious to have him visit them and the DeSoto invitation is oue of many which he has received. the The Columbus Cotton Ex ehantre. which has been main tained here for the past two years by Mr. Jack Shackleford, will be closed at the termination of the present cotton season aud unless Ware & Leland, of Chica go, whose service is used here, make arrangements lor some one to take the management of the local exchange, it will be closed. It is more thau prob able, however, that this arrange ment will be made as Columbus is too important a point not to re ceive the service. Death of Geo. S. Brown. Mr. George S. Brown, brother of Mr. O, P. Brown, died yester day morning at, four o'clock at the home of Mr. John Bealle this city. For the past two weeks he had been hopelessly ill and his death was a welcomed re lease from intense sufferiug For vears Mr. Brown had been an invalid and while he had been the subject of unremitting care and attention upon the part ol his mother and sisters aud broth ers, his condition gradually grew worse until the end. Geo. S. Brown was the third son of Mrs. Mary Brown and was in nis rfbth vear. He leaves his mother and three brothers, Messrs. O. P. Brown, EL O Brown and S. A. Brown, and four sisters, Mrs. Johu Tate, Mrs. John liO'Ule, Mrs. Nellie Plink ington and Mrs. Lucy Vaughan Although a sufferer all his life, he accepted his lot with out a murmur and uucom plainingly ana cneeriuiiy ac quiesced in the will of his Sav iour, conscious that all was well. All who knew him, who had a glimpse of the nobility of his character and the resignation with with which he bore his af tliction admired him and they feel a sense of sorrow in his death. The funeral was held yester day afternoon from the home of Mr. John Bealle at four o'clock and the interment was in Friend ship cemetery. The following were the pall bearers: Thos. J. Liocke, Jr., Will Gunter, Amzi Cheatham, John Brown, Russell Smith and Kenneth Harrison. The Council has placed its or der for the fixtures for the new postoffice which were ordered from a Chicago firm. The fix tures will be handsome and com plete, including all desks, count ers, railings and boxes, which will be of the latest and improv ed pattern, being combination boxes. The equipment for the new office will be here in! ample time. For Sale At Good Values. Pure bred Poland China hogs; registered and high grade and Short Horn cattle. If you mean business write for prices. Ad- dress R. B. Hardy, j R. P. D. Route No. 1, 4 5-w4t Columbus, Miss. AROUND THE CITY. ? 3 Don't fail to see the ( Minstrels at Opera H 'olumbus day, May 1st. M r. H. C. Barksdale. oi west tho city Poiut, was a visitor i last Thursday. Mr. T. A. Eggleston, Jr., is tome from a pleasant business trip to New Orleans. The Dispatch is pleased to see Mr. J. M. Street out again after his recent illness. Mrs. Jesse H. Smith, of West Point, is visiting relatives in the city. M rs. S. P. M Millport, Ala., visit to her s Stansell. Hon. Samue ton, Ala., sp it several in the city has bet n days of the pa: on busiuess. Mr. D. L. quite ill at the home of his sister the past week, a fact which causes sorrow among his friends. Mr. K. B. Miller, of the east ern section of the county, spent last Weduesda ity and paid THE Disiw leasant call. Gen. Billups Jackson last Fr with adjutant -gen nor iu reference t of the Dick mi lit a di tiiu gover pro v isiou Mr. Emmet Gunter from Bir mingham is home to spend two or three weeks, Mr. (Junter is recovering from a recent illness aud is home to recuperate. Dr. W. J. Hop'iiusand his es timable wife, of W est Point, were visitors to the city last Thursday and Dr. Hopkins was warmly greeted by mauy o here. friends day tho Wednesday and T checks for the Soutl rived and they were py. Payday is alw ed by railroad men ; others. Capt Trice John Snag boat "Vienna" the city for the pa ami announces t hat. th f e w ( will h cleaning out the river from this city to Demopolis about the first of May. Mr. Perry Beardeu will be a candidate for the position of eon- stable in this, the Be trict. At the propel will seek the support ence of his friends fo sition. Mrs. Lizzie iates, a remembered here as.ji oldest daughter, is in id dis ime he i infill- from her Texas nome phis on a visit to She has been a cil for twelve years. Mr. E. S. Moon gret to learn that of Texas riends re has been quite sick for the past two days He had a severe chill on Friday aud has sine1 had high fever. Thk Dispatch is glad to note. however, that he wa much better yesterda Traffic in the freig ment of the Southen extremely heavy for ten days. The reC at Greenville gives tl opportunity to hand mouse co;. I business a ing up for the time h oyerflow. Several ti are run and the rai have been kept husy. Columbus Lodge N A ft f i ported 'ater A. F. Mas- and A. M.. conieri' il d th ter's degree on Dr. J. W. Lip scomb last Tuesday evening at the new tem pie of a large numb id presence the mem- bers and many visitors. Wor- shipful Master Waddell was in the Fast aud the degree was al mirably exemplified. The month of May promises to be an unus ually busy one in Masonic circles, a large number of de grees are to be given iu that month. "A Man Sat On the Railroad Track." He did not hear the bell, but Para camph in the corner Store saved him from Heaven or well. This is a hint to those who ar e hurt. I 'araeamph, rem- mber the name. Buy it now. keep it at home and 1 ike him, stay in the game. For sale bv Mavo & Weaver. Chancery Non. Resident's Notice. Th Statk OF IflSMIfi To Mrs. Suiin C Price. iot offlo Berlin street, cirner Dria4es, New Louisiana : You are commanded to appear l Chancery Court of the Counts -if Lo said State n the first (1st ) M.indav ber. A. D. 1MB, to show eause, if any or can. why the Una! account ' W as administrator, AC-bonb not. with annexed, of the etitate of M h Meek, deceased, should not be a! and approved arid the said admiuis discharged. Dated. April 8th. A. D. 1903. Clerk. Chancery Cou't. IjOWBdes Cou W. O. Meek, solicitor for estate afor : No. IH.1.T Orleans, fore the wndes in For Sale. Short horn registered, high grade bulls for sale. These bulls have passed through successful ly two inoculations at the A. and M. Colleere. For prices ami fur- ther information write to W. G. Evans, R. F. D. Route No. 1, 4 11 tf. Columbus. Miss. See Selig's imported French zephers. Prices correct.