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TWENTY-FOURTH YEAR. COLUMBUS, MISSISSIPPI, THURSDAY MORNING, MAY 7, 1903. PRICE: FIYE CENTS weeUn Thr Dispatch. Entered at theColumbus po.stofflce for trtin mission through the mails as second-class matter. MRS. S. C. MAER Proprietor. ANNOUNCEMENTS. FOR STATE TREASURER. J. H. SHARP. FOR RAILROAD COMMISSIONER, J. T. SENTER. rOK IHSTKK T ATTOKN ET Q0. T. MITCHELL. J. W. BARRON. rO HUM i TUK : M. A. KRANKIJ.V WOm KKI'llESENTATIVK: KA.ST SII)K. 1'. VV. MAER. J I STURDIVANT. W KKL SIIE. . KOK Hit I IT CI. KICK ! R. J. GUNTEK. THOS. W. TOYVNSE NO. JAMES A. HUDSON. rOB CHANCE HV CI.EKK ! E. S. MOORE. I). I). RICHARDS. KOK TKEAI I!KK D. T. GASTON. K S. CURRY. A. S. PAYNE. i. OOOL.SBY. V. I J. STEI'HENSON. roB Million VV. U. PRO WELL. E. S. DONNELL. T. A- HUOLKSTON. J. W. COOPER Km t nM: JOHN WILLIAMS CEO. P. HARVEY I oust I't KINTEMKNT OK KlU t'ATlO.N S. M. NASH. KOK Stm ItVIsOK : UJMTKICTiNO. 2. RATTLE BELL. FOR JUSTICE OF THE PEACE : I'ISTHK T Nd. ft. VV. FLOOD. J. M. WAKEFIELD. H. D. FOOTE. From Sunday's Paper. Wit b the bac tax campaign j eaded; with no school lauds to I ..ll initli . .imukplimiti. ii ill i . . wiiii in i iuuiuj i Li- crease the assessments of prop erty as provided by the last leg islature and a consequent in crease of State revenue, the next Governor of Mississippi will have to be somewhat of a financier himself. The fact that the Governor ap pointed the State's leading popu lite a World's Fair Commissioner in the face of an impending Sen atorial campaign in which every vote counts will now give the anti Longiuo press a chance. It is to be observed that the Railroad Commission is also get ting busy. Perhaps the Aber deen Group presented its peti tion at the wrong time. "Majah" Jonas continues to fling a few lH-inch shells in the Longino camp. The safest depository of the State's funds will be Gen. Sharp as treasurer. It is not the surplus, but the deficit which bothers the average administration. The Noel button has also ar rived. A Quiet Wedding. Last Thursday evening Mr. Henry Beard and Miss Mattie Will Walker were united in the holy bonds of matrimony, Rev. A. J. Miller, of the First Baptist church, officiating. The wed ding tfok place at the residence of Mr. Wilkins Belcher, the bride's brother in-law, only the immediate family and a few inti mate friends being present. Tile bride and groom are two of our most popular young peo ple. Mr. Beard is the son of Mr. W. C. Beard, well known in business and social circles. The bride is the daughter of Mr. J. Lu Walker, also a prominent mer chant of this city. Mr. and Mrs. Beard will make their home with Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Peebles on College street. The Dispatch wishes for the young couple a long and happy married life. A. A. Waterman's Fountain Pens are acknowledged leaders. Sold at Curry, Lipscomb & Caine's, ODD FELLOWSHIP'S ANNIVERSARY. The 4th anniversary o I he organization of Odd Fellowship was duly observed by the var ious lodges throughout this sec tion last Wednesday at New Beth el church one mile east of Steens on the line of the Southern Rail- way. The place was an ideal one j the few thoughts 1 had were like for such a celebration, the grovelsummer dreams, before I could surrounding the edifice being thejfrm them into speech they were scene of the exercises. Here the gone. Hence I shall content my platform and seats had been self with discussing the princi erected and here under the shade j Ps of the order. In Baltimore, ol the trees, fragrant with the April 26, 11 9, eighty-four years breath of spring, the Odd Fel ago, Thomas Wildey and four lows united to do homage to their j companions organized Washing- order. The day was beautiful and serene, the crowd unusually large, the deportment perfect, the dinner ample and abundant and the celebration thoroughly enjoyable in every respect. The lodges celebrating the 84th anniversary were the lodges of Lowndes county, notably Arte sia lodge, Buttahatchie lodge aud New Hope lodge, and Union lodge of Columbus with visiting brethen of the order from Mc Bee, Ala., Millport, Kennedy, Suunyside and other lodges and when the special train from Col umbus carried out the party from this city the crowd was es timated at a thousand people. At 10:30 o'clock the grand pa rade was formed at the old mill under command of Mr. T. A. Stinsou, marshal of the day. The lodges were in full regalia aud they made a most formida able and impressive showing as they marched to the grand stand to the strains of inspiring music furnished by the Columbus band. First came the band, then the New Hope lodge with the mem bers from the McBee lodge, sup porting their officers, followed by the Buttahatchie lodge sup porting their officers aud then the Uuiou Lodge, with the mem bers from Artesia, supporting their officers. At the stand the following was the order of the exercises. The entire assembly stood and sang "Praise God From Whom All Blessiugs Flow" after which a short prayer was offered by Mr. L. W. Payne, P. G.. of New Hope Lodge. Then came the reading of the anniversary exercises by Mr. O. P. Brown, Mr. A. E. Love aud Mr. H. M. Lanier, Noble Grand, Vice Grand and Secre tary of Union Lodge after which the hymn of Odd Fellowship was sung and Mr. W. H. Gaston of fered the invocation. Following the seating of the assembly, Rev. T. W. Lewis, of this city, was in troduced for the address of the occasion. Mr. Lewis is a mem ber who esteems and reveres the principles and teachings of Odd Fellowship and his selection as the orator of the day was most appropriate. His address was a masterful exposition of the theme of Odd Fellowship, was clothed in beautiful language and grace ful flights of imagery and it was eloquently and fervently deliver ed. We regret that we have not room to present it in full. Dr. Lewis said in part: Nobi. Grand Buethres ok the Order, La dies asd Gkntlemsn : When I was invited to deliver j misanthropist, and yet friend the address on this occasion ship pours its benign influences which celebrates the eighty- J upon him like the sunlight fallirg fourth anniversary of Odd Fel- upon frozen lands until the nat lowship in the United States, I ure would blossom into beauty asked myself two questions: first, and fruit into usefulness. If man why should the Committee on j could be transported to some dis Arrangements invite me to speak ; tant solitude where every deli aud second, what shall I say ? In j cacy which his heart could desire meditating upon the first ques- j would be at his command, and tion why I was invited to speak yet he be excluded from all hu I came across this statement man society, no falling footstep from Artemus Ward: "Show me j to cheer him, no glad voice to a place where there is not any ! welcome him, no loving hand to meetin' house and where preach-! greet him, he would relinguish ers air never seen, and I'll show i such an offer and remain within you a place where old hats air I the reach of friendship's golden stuffed into broken windows, i touch. Human nature is incapa where children air dirty, where ' ble of lonely satisfaction. It the wiromen air careless and ! seeks for the warm touch of where maps of the devil's wild friendship's hand and waits for land air printed on men's shirt the expression of good will which bosoms with terbacker juice. ! is always ihe parent of friend That's what I'll show you." Per- j ship. haps I was invited to speak upon 1 If hate has cut 'the cord of thegrouud that preachers have had some part in producing this great civilization which we en joy. But when I began to medi tate upofj the second questiou what shall I say my task begau to grow; the darkness thickened: ton Lodge of Odd Fellows which was Lodge No. 1. A few feeble efforts had been made before that time to organize, but they wTere unsuccessful. That lodge was modeled after English Odd Fel lowship wiiich had been in exis tence seveu years. The main purpose of English Odd Fellow ship was declared to be "Toreu der assistance to every brother in sickness and distress, to be well attached to the Queen and the government, and to be faith ful to the order. " American Odd Fellowship stands for the pu-est principles of friendship, love and truth, and its members are taught to be pa triotic citizens, good neighbors and true men. In the first place, ODD FELLOWSHIP PROMOTES SO CIAL ORDER. It recognizes the social nature of man, hence friendship is the patron saint of the order. It believes in the cultivation of the social virtues, hence it unites men together in a com moo ob ject to attain a common end. Knowing that a number of men pursuing an object together can accomplish more than the same number moving on independent lines, it seeks to form a brother hood and thus gaiu the large ad vantage which comes from a union of effort as agaiust the in evitable failure which follows in dependent effort. Bacon says it is heaven on earth to have a man's mind move iu charity, rest in providence and turn upon the poles of truth. Friendship becomes a bond of union that binds man to man, and a basis for all true brotherhood because it knows no color, sect or party. The cultivation of friendship may well employ the noblest powers of man, for all civilized meu recognize that life without friendship can have no true en joyment. Friendship promotes those beatitudes of the human life which bring complacency of spirit and satisfaction of desire, and which till the life with the benedictions of heaven. Friend ship insinuates itself with irre sistible charm into the hearts of the great and small, the high and low, the poor fellow who lives in his lonely cabin on the wide prairie or by the mountain side can feel its warmth as well as the man who resides in a stately mansion in the city great. Were a man as morose in nature and acrimonious in spirit as Timou of Athens, he could be an odious ; friendship and man has become like an unmanned barque on an unknown sea, the great doctriue of human brotherhood has come I into the world to unite this sev ered cord, and friendship spreads her wings over man like a guar dian angel to protect him from harm as he treads the thorny path that leads up to the heights of God. This order inculcates the trin ity of graces, friendship, love and truth, and it promotes the cultivation of these in the human character. A mixture of false hood with truth is like alloy in gold or silver coin, it may make the metal work better, but it makes it base. Again, ODD FELLOWSHIP IS PRACTICAL BENEVOLENCE. Resting securely upon the be lief that the brotherhood of man is true, it seeks to light with genuine comfort the path of hu man sorrow. Selfishness is the offspring of ignorance and sin, the result of unreflecting infancy or savage solitude. Benevolence is the product of a cultivated im agination, and is closely allied with all the forces which add dig nity, power and stability to hu man character. Benevolence then is a virtue of an enlightened people. AH the splendid theories of life which have contributed to the elevation of the race, to its freedom from the enslavement of sin and igno rance, have been based upon the elementary sentiment of benevo lence which constitutes the ma jesty of human nature. It possesses this 'peculiarity, that the more it is exercised, the more enjoyment it gives- He who has caused the tears of grat itude to flow finds no higher joy than that which tills his own heart. Patiiotism has tired the hearts of miiiions. Mutius" Scevoia thrust his hand into theburning coals, and the clansmen of Rob ert Bruce were ready to follow him anywhere, but the streams of pure benevolence are as clear as crystal, as pure as the driven snow and as unselfish as religion itself. Sometimes we wish we lived in the age of chivalt y that we might win the golden spur by knightly deeds; we would rescue a cap tive maiden, defend a holy castle or join in a long pilgrimage to Palest ine to recover the sepulchre of our Lord from impious hands, but the deeds of kindness done to a needy brother, the relief we give to the sick, the care of the helpless orphan, the substantial assistance rendered the desti tute widow is as knightly deeds as ever shook the lance or drew the sword in the days gone by. In our complex civilization we must bear one another's burdens or the whole fabric of our social order will fall to pieces. And this order offers the larg est opportunity for the exercise of the spirit of generosity and the cultivation of the spirit of so cial enjoyment without the temp tations of conviviality. Again, ODD FELLOWSHIP CHERISHES TUK MEMORY OF THE DEAD. If a man loses confidence in his fellowman he may permit his love to turn to hate, his friend ship to enmity and his benevo lence to malevolence. Then his deeds will perish from the earth, his name will be forgotten and he will pass away unwept, unsung and unknown. But the right eous shall be in everlasting re- ! memberance, for his deeds are embalmed in the hearts and eu j shrined in the memories of his ! fellowmen, and they live forever, j Because Odd Fellows believe in j the divinity of good deeds they I cherish each other's memories, ; and long after the tongue is si ' lent in death and the daisies are t green upon the grave, the deed j of the true Odd Fellow will live i like the acacia to bless some body's life. In the warm love of true friendship one always does J his best. If friends forget him j and foes malign him, it is like j frost on his powers he droops and dies. If friendship pours its celestial balsam on his heart, the broken chords of his nature will vibrate with sweet melodies once more, aud like Ruth who clung to Naomi, he clings to his friend and does l is best. Under the divine touch of friendship all the great spirits of the past have done their best. David had his Jonathan, Luther his Melanchthou, John Wesley his Whitfield. Aud when a brother goes into that other land, his memory be comes a cherished possession of the true Odd Fellow's heart. It has been said that the moral condition of any people may be known by the care they take of their dead. Measured by this standard, Odd Fellowship stands foremost among the mightiest agencies of the world in lifting the race upward. On many a sunny hillside this order owns a beautiful plot of ground where loved ones sleep in peace until the morn of the resurrection. Here underneath weeping wil lows and flowering magnolias the forms of those we know rest from the world's maddening strife, and the gentle breezes move softly across these graves as they murmur the sad re quiems of the dead. The rallying cry of Fellow is friendship, truth. the Jove Odd and "Friendship is the boon of heaven, To man and angels given. Love is light which comes from heaven, A spark of that immortal tire, With angels shared, by Jesus given, To lift from earth our low desire. Troth crushed to earth shall rise again: The eternal years of God are hers: But error, wounded, writhes in pain, And dies among his worshippers." Following the address the ben ediction was prouounced and the dinner was served. After dinner the band enter tained the crowd for quite awhile with selections after which va rious members of the order were called on for talks and the fol lowing responded : Jas T. Harri risou, J. I. Sturdivant, H. M. Lanier, J. M . McQuown, A. B. Delk and others. The return to this city was made on the regular train at five o'clock in the after noon and thus ended a delight ful celebration. Disastrous Wrecks. Carelessnes is responsible for many a railway wreck and the same causes are making human wrecks of sufferers from throat and Inns troubles. But since the advent of Dr. King's New Discovery for consumption, coughs and colds, even the worst cases can be cured, and hopeless resignation is no longer necessary. Mrs. Lois Cragg, of Dorchester, Mass., is one of the many whose life was saved by Dr. King's New Discovery. This great remedy is guaranteed for all throat and lung diseases by Chapman & Maylield. druggists. Price ;0e and tl. Trial bottles free. Hymeneal. A pretty wedding was cele brated in this city last Wednes day afternoon at the home of the bride's father, Mr. W. L. Ellis, when his charming daughter. Miss Florabelle, and Mr. Harry Foster, of Oktibbeha county, were married, Rev. T. D. Lati mer officiating. There were a number of friends present and the occasion was a happy one for Mr. Foster and his bride. Mr. Foster is an industrious and prosperous farmer of the coun ty west of us and is esteemed by a large circle of friends whose congratulations are tendered him in his present happiness. Mr. and Mrs. Foster left on the afternoon train for their home in Oktibbeha. doesn't Respect Old Age. It's shameful when youth doesn't show proper respect for old age. but just the contrary in the case of Dr. King's New Life'Pills. They cut off maladies no matter how severe and irrespective of old age. Dyspepsia, jaundice, fever, constipation all yield to this perfect pill. 25c at Chapman Mavfield's drug store. The Junior Young People's Baptist Union enjoyed a delight ful picnic yesterday at the fair grounds. There was a large at tendance and an excellent dinner was served. Games and other forms of amusements contribu ted to the pleasures of the day. i a.a ! wjMbV4! Mi ll r Relieves Instantly V COLD IN THE HEAD, SORE THROAT CROUP, FROST D1TEG, SORE CHEST, SWELLINGS and all INFLAMMATIONS. Prevents Pneumonia and Pleurisy. IT SOOTHES, IT HEALS, IT CURES. SSo BOo touOQ DOTTLES. For Sale by MAYO & WEAVER. J COUNTY NEWS. -- - .a - The first singing of the sea son occurs today at Border Springs and it will last through out the greater part of the day. A large number of singers who are leaders on such occasions, have been invited and are ex pected and a pleasant day is as sured. Resolutions of Respect. Once more the gaunt and spec tral hand cf death has knocked on our outer door aud the un welcome visitor has again gained admission into our "Holy of Holies" and taken from us our beloved v brother, J. Bluhm. Again our happy circle has been broken. We see the va cant chair and the idle working tools which so recently fell from his nerveless fingers. As brothers we mourn his death: as men we are saddened by his absence, but as Masons we know that he is not "dead he is just awa'. " The accacia with its green re minds us that his soul has taken on its eternal freshness and from the dark and silent torn Id he has been raised by the strength of the lion's paw of the tribe of Judea. Be it resolved, 1st. That in the life of Brother Bluhm we saw exemplified all the virtues of a man and a Mason loving and tender in his relation as hus band and father; generous and charitable in all his dealings with his fellowman, honest and manly and true in his life as a citizen. Resolved 2nd. That we, his brother Masons, will keep al ways green his memory in our hearts and his faults we have buried with him as he would have generously done for us. Resolved 3rd, That we tender his family our tenderest sympa thy and beg them to look up to Him who has always dried the widow's tears and hushed the orphan's cry. Resolved 4th. That a page on our minutes be set aside iu lov ing and grateful remembrance of his many virtues as a man and Mason, and that a copy of these resolutions be sent to the family of our deeased orother and pub lished in the city press. S. Selig, P. W. Maer, M. A. Franklin. Miss Clarice Snyder, 6TJ 1-2 S. 6th Ave., Quincy, Ills., says: ''I have used Paracamph for Neuralgia and found it the best prepa ration I have ever used, also the best remedy for Burns. Cuts and Sun burns. I take pleasure in recommend ing same to others. Paracamph com forts all hurts. Try a 2oc bottle. Mavo & Weaver. The degree team of Union Lodge No. 35, L O. O. F., will leave for Greenville Tuesday morning for the purpose of ex emplifying the secret work of the order before the Grand Lodge, which meets in Green ville on Wednesday. The mem bers of the team areas follows: O. P. Brown, C. L. Lincoln, A. E. Love, J. R. Horton, E. E. Buder, R. R. Spiers, J. T. Stevenson. W. R. Smith, S. M. Nash, C. A. Eubanks, R. E Cheatham, J. A. Goree, J. R. Randle, C. H. Rob ertson, S. T. Loftis, E. H. Chil ders, D. H. Bowlin, J. A. Loeb, John B. Childers, H. E. Hoff meister, Dr. J. W. Lipscomb, P. W. Maer, J. L. Walker, J. M. Mc Quown, and T. A. Stinson. Try our cherrv the soda fountain, comb & Caine's. phosphate at Carry, Lips- I and Cures Quickly AT ALL OOOD DHUOGIST? Cold Storage Department. With the development of Co lumbus come many improve ments. A plant long needed in this city has been supplied in the cold storage department of the People's Ice Company of which Mr. Silberberg is a large stockholder. This company's building and plant is one of the latest and finest in the South aud in connection with it cold storage rooms have been pre pared for the patronage of .the public. Mr. H. Silberberg, the enter prising market man, has a com plete department and hereafter will keep on hand at all times a full and complete supply of the market's choicest meats, fish, fowls, poultry, country produce, etc. In this way he is prepared to keep meets any length of time and give his customers the best in his line which this market af fords. Already he has his cold storage rooms tilled with choice beef, spring lamb, hams, and iu fact everything, aud all orders hereafter will be tilled from this room. Mr. Silberberg is to be congratulated upon completing an arrangement which will in sure for Columbus as tine a mar ket service as any city enjoys. Not a Sick Day Since. "I was taken severely sick with kid ney trouble. I tried all sorts of medicines, none of which relieved me. One day I saw an ad. of your Electric Bitters and determined to try that. After taking a few doses 1 felt reliev ed, and soon thereafter was entirely cured, and have not seen a sick day since. Neighbors of mine have been cured of rheumatism, neuralgia, liver and kidney troubles and genera de bility." This is what B. P. Bass, of Fremont, N. ('.. write-. Only f0c at Chapman Mayfield, druggists. Mister and Mistus Jeremier Bobkins Singin Skule Beginment Is kummin and will have their Speokin and Singin and Things at the Operey House, which is in the City of Columbus, Missis sippi, Tuesday Nite May 12, an the Ladies of the U. D. C. air at the bottom of its kummin an git the funds it raizes. U & Yore folks air invited to kum & hear all the new fangled tunes an things the skollars air goin to have. Mr. Wm. B. Hamilton spent several days of the past week in the city at home. He has ac cepted a position as Southern specialty man man with the Nor vell Shapleigh Hardware Com pany, of St. Louis, and will here after travel this territory. Mr. Hamilton's friends are pleased to know that he is with such a fine house and the company is to be congratulated upon secur ing the service of such a capable salesman and representative. Cared of Eczema. Mr. Dan A. Briggs, Glasgow. Ky., s.ts: "About two years ago, I had Eczema so bad that 1 could scarcely sleep at all. I purchased a bottle of Paracamph and made not over one dozen applications, when f was entire ly well. 1 highly recommend Para camph for all irritations of the skin and would not be without it in my home." Paracamph soothes, cools and heals. Try a 2oc bottle. Mayo & Weaver. Mr. and Mr. W. H. Young blood left last Friday for Chatta nooga, Tenn., where they go to visit their daughter, Mrs. B. S. Wert. Mrs. Youngblood's health has been failing for some time past and she will spend the sum mer with her daughters in Ten nessee and Virginia in the hope that the change of scene and climate will benefit her. Get our prices on Ice Cream Freezers. All sizes and the best makes. 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