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Dr. Ward's Tribute to Gen. Sharp. Notwithstanding the gratify ing evidence that there are many men in every State capable of creditably and efficiently dis charging tbe duties of any offi cial position within the common wealth; yet there are occasional conditions in which it may be caliarly appropriate to bestow upon some one citizen, some par ticular place of honor and trust. The events of a lifetime not fre quently culminate in concentrat ing public opinion upon the wis dom and equity of rewarding a certain citizen in a certain way. In other words, the man, the hour and the official duty meet and blend in perfect harmony under the approval of an almost unanimous public sentiment. It is earnestly believed that such a condition will suggest itself to a huge majority of the voters of Mississippi to day, in the oppor tunity which presents of tender ing to Gen. Jacob EL Sharp the office of State Treasurer. Gen. Sharp s age and experi ence, his unblemished and ex emplary life, his fidelity to every trust as a patriotic citizen, his record as a legislator, and his four years of unfaltering chival rous devotion to his flag as a sol dier, and his brilliant achieve ments as a commander, all con spire to elicit from the generous Democracy of Mississippi this feeble tribute to a long, worthy, useful life and a gallant old age. ( ion. Sharp's company was one of the first to enlist in the Con federate army. He received his baptism of fire and blood in the battle of Belmont and from that time on through all the cam paigns of the "Army of the Ten nessee" he stood on the front and surrendered with the army in North Carolina, having risen, through merit alone, to the rank of Brigadier. Gen- Stephen D. Lee said if Gen. Sharp had no other war record than that which he won at the battle of Franklin his rep 11 i tt uiauou wouia oe secure, ms Brigade charged through that almost impenetrable locust thick et, locked bayonets with the ene my across the breastworks and brought off three staudsof colors. General Sharp is the only sur viviug leader of that famous Bri gade officered by E. C. Walthall, Patton Anderson and W. T. Tuck er. This is the first recognition of his meritorious career which his friends have asked for him at the bauds of the State he has served so long and so faithfully, and it will be the last. Macau lay said that "a people who do not venerate the memo ries nor honor the heroic achieve ments of their ancestors, will d ever themselves acco m pi i sh any -thing worth recording or remem bering. " While this is true, the reward of merit should not always be delayed till the last battle of life has been fought. General Sharp was a delegate to the National Democratic Con ventiou at Baltimore that nomi nated Horace Greely for Presi dent and when the Democratic party, in its anxiety and bewild ermeut, adopted as its declara tionof principles, the platform of the Republican party upon which Gen. Grant hal just been nominated, Gen. Sharp was one of the men who refused to accept it. He did not believe then, has never believed through all the years of unequal contest in which the Southern people have been involved, and does not believe now that auy permanent good can be accomplished by a com promise of principle. He stauds and acts upon the rational aud logical conviction that the perpetuity of Demo cratic, representative, constitu tional government, the vigor and purity of the Anglo-Saxon civili zation and the ultimate welfare of the African race depend upon the determined, persistent and unqualified assertion of white supremacy in the Southern States. Mississippians would do a graceful thing by unanimously tendering the office of State Treasurer to the modest old Vet eran. B. P. Ward. Winona, Miss. Constipated Bowels. To have good health the body should be kept in a laxative condition and the bowels moved at least once a day, so that all the poisonous wastes are expelled daily. Mr. G. L. Edwards, 142 N. Main St., Wiehita, Kansas, writes: "i have used Herbine to regu late the liver and bowels for the past ten years, and found it a reliable rem edy." 50e at Curry, Lipscomb Si Caine. Day Service Soon. Manager A. A. Passolt, who is quite busy these days superin tending the construction of the new electric light building, states that day service on the part of the local company will be insti tuted in about a week or ten days. The company will not wait until their new plant is completed bufe will give the service throughout the summer. This announce ment will be received with nWa. ure by all of the coniDanv's nnJ trons for day service is almost j the summer. Which? A fean and jKtash-liungry soil, wasted seed, wasted labor and idle gjnsA 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 fret to farmers. GERMAN KALI MORES 98 Nassau -t. New York Franklin Academy to Close. The 81st session of Franklin Academy comes to an end to-day. It has been in many respects a remarkable year. The number of students in attendance has surpassed that of any preced ing year and the work done by principal, faculty and students gives cause for satisfaction ou the part of the people of this city. The closing exercises oc cur to-day in the chapel. This morning at ton o'clock the vari ous classes and pupils will be heard in recitations, songs, drills and debate; to-night in the chapel a concert will be given by the musical department at which a small admission fee will be charged, ten cents, which will go toward the purchase of a new piano. Uuiou Academy is closing this week with elaborate exercises. This is the first instance iu the history of the colored school when the pupils have had a suita ble place for their closing exer cises and they are talcing advan tage of it. Bi-centenary of John Wesley s Birth John Wesley was born June 17, 1703, and the Methodists of Columbus are planning to cele brate his birth with appropriate exercises. On Wednesday night, June 17, the service will be held at Second Methodist church and on Thursday night, June lHth, the services will be held at First Methodist church. Kev. J. W. Dorman will preside and ad dresses will bedelivered by prom inent speakers. Various phases of Methodism will be presented, its history, its polity and its doc trines. The life of John Wesley will be told briefly. The Board of Missious of the Methodist church has arranged for an offering to be taken on that occasion for missions. Iu view of the pressing needs of our work in all of our mission stations it is proposed to ask the whole Methodist church to give live hundred thousand dollars to be known as "John Wesley Me morial Fund for Missions." He said "The world is my parish. :: Old and new songs will be sung and it is desired that these ser vices shall be profitable M ETHODIST. Hot Weather Weakness. If you feel fared out, listless and lackinjr in energy, ou are perhaps Buffering from the debilitating effects of summer weather. These symptoms indicate that a tonic is needed that will create a healthy appetite, make digestion perfect, regulate the bowels and impart natural activity to the liv er. This Herbine will do: it is a tonic, laxative and restorative. H. J. Free "rard, Propr. Grand View Hotel, Che ney, Kan., writes: "1 have used Her bine for the last 12 years, and noth ing on earth can beat it. It was recommended to me by Dr. Newton, Newton, Kan." 50e at Curry, Lips comb y Caine. Rush Orders. Do you need any printing for the first? Telephone us to-morrow and we will give it to you quick. Why pay trust profits for an inferior article, when something better can be obtained at a less price. Try Jack Frost baking powder. 5-13-lmo. ov IRatce ...VIA. . Colonist and fcomc Seekers Hates to Southwest Tickets on Sale Twice a Month. Grand Army of the Republic, San Francisco, Cal., August 17 to 22. One Way Colonist Hate, California and the Northwest, April 1 to June 1". Baptist Young: People's Union, At lanta, Ga., July 9 to 12. National Educational Educational Association, Boston, Mass., July 7 to 10. Christian Endeavor Convention, Denver, Colorado, July 9th to 12th. Summer Tourist Bates to Colorado commencing- June 1st. . Writk voh Full. Ihvobmat x. J. N. CORNATZAR, Division Passenger Agent, Memphis. Tenn. ! L B MISSISSIPPI'S NEW CAPITOL. How it Was Built Without Costing the Tax Payers of Mississippi. An Ob ject Lesson in Financiering Recent dispatches say the Il linois Central Railroad had de clared an extra dividend. Last week s trlesrrams gave to the public the information that the Frisco was about to build a line to New Orleans on the east side of the river but that the Gould System, Illinois Central and Southern had granted it traffic arrangements into New Orleans and the deal had been declared off. And yet there are those who contend there "is no ghost" no "octupus." So the completion of the New Capitol is to be celebrated to day with great eclat, speeches and the laying of the corner stone. We have been led to be lieve that this beautiful Capitol has cost the people of Mississippi very little money: in fact, that i it was paid for out of the pro ceeds of the "back tax" suits against the Illinois Central Rail road. Some go so far as to name it the Illinois Central Capitol There are others who deny the : proposition. As history is best writ not by those who made it j bu i by those who live after it I the suggestion is made that in the archives of the state and also in the corner stone there be j placed the following precious I documents, to-wit: The charters of the several railroads on which the Illinois Central paid "back ! taxes." The several opinions of the courts. The tariff of rates of the Illinois Central, together with its freight classification ex isting before the beginning of these suits. The tariff and classi- i tication of the Illinois Central and j all other railroads in Mississippi now in enect. r many tne an nual statements of the Illinois Central showing its earnings be fore and after beginning and ending of the back tax suits. These documents ought to en able the future intelligent his torian to write it down who paid for Mississippi's Capitol of 1901 1903, It will be remembered by those who "paid the freight" that soon after Mississippi's Supreme Court ruled that her "old timed" legislators know nothing of "Constitutional law" it so happened there was another court that met the honorable General Freight Agents of the Railroads, who have in the last several years raised the classifi cation of freight and in so doing ad vanced to a higher rate over five hundred articles. It does look like the railroads have given the court "a Roland for its Oli ver. " As to who furnished the money to build the Capitol prima facia, it looks as if the patrons of the Illinois Central did it. But with them the balance of the State has been penalized. This penalty can be withheld if the Mississippi Railroad Com mission would only make rates to the Mississippi River across the State. They know they can do it and thus relieve the people, but they wont. It is stated that Jackson ex pects 25000 people to-day. The great majority will go over the Illinois Central. This is to re mind them that "Jones, he pays the freight." Governor Van Sandt will be there from Minne sota, the guest of Governor Lon gino. We suggest the following over their "before dinner" cock tail: Gov. Van Sandt: "Here's to the Northern Securities which hasn't merged in Minnesota". Gov. Longino: "Here's to the Southern and Mobile & Ohio, which have in Mississippi." It's dollars to dimes that"Ex-Perlees-mau McClurg would 'bust' a but ton or two laughing." Memorial Service. The annual memorial service of the local Odd Fellows lodge will be held within the present month. It is more than proba ble that the service will be held at the First Presbyterian church and that Rev. Dunbar Ogden will preach the sermon. Mr. Ogden has been invited to deliver the address of the occasion by the local lodge and his answer will be received when he returns. It is peculiarly fitting that the memorial service should be held in the Presbyterian church this year for the departed member whose memory will be eulogized wasastaunch pillar of the church, Dr. J. D.Hutchinson. Dr. Hutch inson was one of the infiuentvJ members of the order in ttvs county, had enjoyed all of the honors which his brothers could give him and all will unite to do homage and reverence to his memory when the occasion offers. Elsewhere in this paper will be found the advertisement of Kingstown Springs, Tenn., one of the resorts which is rapidly coming into favor with Southern people. The waters of this re sort are famous for their cura tive qualities, and those who at tend will find all sorts of sports and recreations. Terms are ex tremely reasonable and informa- i tion will be cheerfully furnished I by Mr. W. R. Wind bourn. Ad- dress W. R. Windbourn, Kingston Springs, Tenn. j Lives End Property Swept Away In the Storms and Fljod. The cold weather of the past few days is indicative of the vio lent storms which have swept; over the country entailing fear fa loss of life aud property. ) West of the Mississippi there j has been been the most disas- J trons storm and flood ever known, while at Gainesville, Ga., last Monday afternoon a cyclone swept over that city wrecking it aud killing 100 people aud wounding several hundred more. The following is a summary of! these disasters: Principal States Affec ted Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Missou ri: also Indian Territory. Principal Rivers in Flood Missouri, Mississippi, Dos Moines, Kausas (or Kaw) and Big Blue. Principal Railroads Affected Atchinson, Topeka & Santa Fe; Union Pacific; Missouri Pacific: Wabash; Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific: Chicago, Burlington fc Quincy; and Northwestern. In North Topeka From 25 to 50 persons drowned, although some believe the number will reach 100; 8,000 citizens left homeless; 200 persons reported missing: about 200 houses burn ed; 50 blocks undermined and iu danger of falling; value of prop erty destroyed, about $4,000,000; Rock Island railroad trains car rying 150 persons stalled by high water; city waterworks plauts useless. In Kansas City - Fifteen per sons drowned; all five bridges swept away; three blocks and '600 railroad cars burned; entire stock yards district, miles wide and four miles long, under wa ter; five great packing houses and many wholesale aud other business houses flooded; several thousand sheep, hogs and cattle drowned; property losses aggre gating several millions. In Des Moines Seven persons drowned; 6,000 homeless refuges from North, East and South Des Moines: aggregating property losses will reach more than $1,000,000. Gainesville, Ga. Tornado Monday afternoon in two min utes killed one hundred people; wounded two hundred more; de stroyed a hundred cottages. The killed were mostly women and children who were at work in a cotton mill which was de stroyed. Loss of property $300,000. Tax on Babies. Extreme hot weather is a fjreat tax upon the digestive power of babies: when puny and feeble they should be sriven a few doses of White's Cream Vermifuge, the childrens' tonic. It will stimulate and facilitate the diges tion ofTheir food, so that they soon become strong, healthy and active. 2oe at Curry, Lipscomb fc Caine. Meeting of StateCompress Association. The State Compress Associa tion, which announces for its purpose, the securement of bet ter freight rates on cotton, lower insurance aud the saving result ant from improper baling and handling and to reduce the tre mendous losses which accrue through the exposure of the sta ple in bales while lying on the ground and subject to all weath er conditions, will meet in its third annual session at Jackson in the senate chamber to-morrow. The work of the past year will be reviewed and a number of im portant addresses will be deliver ed by prominent cotton men from the South. Mr. Walter Weaver, from this city will represent the local compress interests. A Splendid Remedy. Neuralgic pains, rheumatism, lum bago and sciatic pains yield to the penetrating influence of Ballard's Snow Liniment. It penetrates to the nerves and bone, and being absorbed into the blood, its healing properties are conveyed to every part of the body ad effect some wonderful cures. Mr. D. F. Moore, Agent Illinois Central Railway, Milan. Tenn., states: "1 have used Ballard 's Snow Liniment for rheumptism, backache, etc., in my family. It is a splendid remedy. We coald not do without it." 25c, 50c and $1.00 at Curry, Lipscomb & Caine. Carpentering and Repairing. Am prepared to do all kinds of carpenter work. Repairing a specialty. Estimates cheerfully made. J. M. Gibson, Columbus, Miss. Phone 138. 5-20-1 m buy the: SEWING MACHINE Do not be deceived by those who ad vertise a fOO.tH) Hewing Machine for $20.00. This kind of a machine can be bought from us or any of our dodeiB from $15.00 to $18.00. WE MAKE A VARIETY. THE NEW HOME IS THE BEST. The Feed determines the strength or weakness of Hewing Machines. The loutle iPecdl combined with other strong oints makes tbe Xew Home tbe best Hewing Machine to buy. Write for CIRCULARS showing the dif ferent styles or Sowing Machines we manufacture and prices before purchasing THE NEW HOME SEWING MACHINE 80. ORANGE. MASS. 28 Union Sq. X. Y., Chicago, 111., Atlanta, Qa St. Louis,Mo., Dallas,Tex., San Francisco, Cal FOR SALE BY LOEB & MCGOWAN. NOTHING BETTER Than Columbus Real Estate. fTT IS a significant statement that every man who has bought real IS estate in Columbus for the past five years has made mon?y in it. Bargains are offered to-day which will yield their purchasers good money before the year is over. The timid investor has been standing back waiting for the reaction to come in order to get in, but there has been no reaction and there is to be none. BUY NOW and you at once become a factor in building up and developing Columbus. Here Are Some Opportunities: A few more building lots near the Union Academy. Prices, (100.00 to $200.00. Put your idle money to work. Cabin property offers a tiue oppor tunity to the small investor. A pood storehouse on South Market Street. Is well rented aud will always bring a pood revenue. Elegaut little cottage in Ithe Graham Jones neighborhood. The D. YY. Mosby cottage in East Columbus. A rare bargain is offered iu this property. Four-room cottage, corner lot, well located, well rented, pood neighborhoi d. One half square on line of M. & O. Railroad iu heart of manufacturing district, five beautiful building lots or a tine manufacturing site. Only $-1o. Five building lots east of Capt. T. G. Munger's home. Store house on North Market Street. The beau tiful suburban home "Kosedale," including fifty -five acres of valuable land. This land adjoins the section of Columbus which is growing the fastest. The city has built up to it aud a fine opportunity is offered here for speculative investment. The brick house opposite Franklin Academy, corner lot. This property is offered at a bargain. Elegant home in Columbus, lot (57x330. nine rooms, close in. A bargain. The beautiful Pax ton home on the Highlands, solid square, new bouse. A lovely suburban home. Itabb's Garden, right in heart of city, ten tiue building lots. Lovely home on College Street, new, all modern improvements, desir able neighborhood. A great bargain. Elegant live-room cottage on Second Avenue North, corner 1 t, provements, city water. Price, $2250. Five room cottage, one block south of Catholic Church, all ne outhouses. A bargain at the money. Price, $2100. Fine prairie fram, three fourths of a mile from Bent Oak. Suburban home, including 19i acres of land, well located. Offered cheap. STURDIVANT & MAER Real Ifstate Agents, COLUMBUS, MISSISSIPPI. 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. There are a number of visitors in the city for the Eong-Tumliu nuptials which will be celebrated this afternoon at the First Bap tist church. Among them are Miss Florence Long, sister of the bride who came up from Noxu bee; Mrs. W. E. Combs and daughter, from Shuqualak; Mrs. P. E. Hill aud children from Nox ubee and others. On and after May 25 no meats will be delivered from 11 to 450 o'clock bv all the markets. 5- 24-tf. " Fair Warning. Notice is hereby given to ail dealers in "Peruna, " "Pho phate" and other intoxicants sold under the various forms to evade the law, that should anv party appear drunk aud disorderly as a result of drinking these de coctions and state from whom they made their purchases, that the sellers will be dealt with as the law directs. Fair warning is given all dealers to cease the sal e of these so-called drugs or they will be punished as the law di rects. J. T. GUNTER, 6- 8tf 'Mayor. Notice to Water Consumers. Water consumers are allowed the use of city water for lawn and sprinkling purposes only from five to seven in the after noons. Any violation of thrs rule will result in the water being cut off and a penalty imposed against the offender. W. A. Bkown. 6-3tf Supt. Water & Sewerage, For Rent. Until Sept. 1, 1903, the cottage on College street recently occu pied by Mr. Jack Shackleford. Apply to Stukdivant & If ABB. For Sale. High grade, registered, accli mated Devon liulls and high grade Deyons also. Address T. W. Hardy, R. F. D. No. I, 5-17 Ira Crawford, Miss. Mexican June Coin for Sale. Limited supply of Mexican June Corn, an excellent vai iety for late planting. 5 6 lm. Jos. Donoghue. HB. MOPFETT'fi Costs Only 25 cents at Druggists, Or mail 83 cents to C. J. MOFFETT, M Florence, S. C, Not. 26. l'JOO. I was first advised by our family jihyai -ian in CharNatoa to ua arith our baby when he was buta Vfry younir infant, as a preventive of colic and to warm and sweet r.ater it was useful in teething troubles, and its effect has been found to be so very beneficial and sofre .hat are consequent ujHin the use of drugs and soothing Syrups, that we have come to regard it, after ;hildren. as one of the necessities when there is a new baby in the house and until the teeth! trmilili e take pleasure ia recommending it to our friends instead of the horrid stuff that so many p. jaby quiet. HAUTVVELL M. AVtU, (Manager IWy 1 uues and Weekly 1 ImM-N 3. A. JOHNSTON, President. W. CMICHAROS, Vic -f lb . R .T .Wl -LLI AM S. Gah THE FIRST STATE BANK, COLUMBUS. CAPITAL.. $75,000. Transacts a Banking Business Only. Buys and Sells Elxcbange on the cipal 'ilies. Buys and Sells Bonds, Stocks and wsmnU Interest paid on deposits left for a specified tiin Four timet yerlj rtient of its condition he published in the eity papers. Fireproof bttildl proof vault: the latest style of safes with the Pest 1 ek-. small safes In the vu customers a secure ilace for valuables. None rented to MtTMUfCni IMKKOTOK8: W. C. Richards. Jno. D. Mortrun. Dr. E. T. Riley, the Osteopath. Osteopathy is the now science of treating ti iscasos by a sci'ii title manipulation, thereby using no drug or knife. Neither is it Christian Science, Magnetic Healing, Massage or Faith Cure. The following diseases have been treated successfully by Osteopa j thy, such ns eye, ear and throat I troubles, heart and lung troubles; liver aud kidney troubles; blad der disease; stomach aud intes tinal disorders; dislocations sod deformities; nervous diseases, ; headaches, St. Vitus dance, I sciatica, paralysis, neuralgia, as thma, lumbago. general dis eases, rheumatism. cataarh, goitre, wry neck, loss of voice I aud many Others. Diseases of j women a specialty. Office on : College street. Office hours 9 a. m. to 12 m.: 1 to 4 p. m., except I Sunday. Call or write for liter ature. Phone 254. Lands Posted. Notice is given that all per mission to fish in Horseshoe Lake is hereby withdrawn. All fishing on my land is positively prohibited. (5 l im H. M. Lanier, Notice to the Public. Notice is hereby given that on ind after the 10th day of Juue, 1903, no cows will be permitted to run at large within the city limits of Columbus. The ordi nance prohbiting the same be comes effective and will be en forced ou that date and all cows running at large will be impouuded and taxed with the costs. J. T. Gunter, 5-10-td Mayor. W I Mr is. n rv. w 8 i ai isary is m W lb 5 Cures Cholera -Infantum, Diarrhoea, Dysentery, and the Bowel troubles of Children of Any Age. Aids Digestion, Regulates the Bowels, Strengthens the Child and Makes TEETHING EASY. . D.. ST. LOUIS, MO. MiSSISSIPPI 1) V. Ri.bert.son. EL T William iw E MAKH A SPKCIALT Lace Curtainst Woolen Blankets, Fine Linzn, Etc... CITY STEAM LAUNDRY, c BICE MEATS from Stall fei Cattle for ur Customer ...Send Your Orders to... Rabb's Meat Market The Very Best MeaU the Mirket Afiords. Telephone Service. Blue Hid? Crater Uver and Kidnej Trouble n - . noe.iu-.il. Received fresh from H 0 the spi iuns :in.l sold on Al mi at Uieir fountain, ftlao by en- S ifalion or barrel by OSBORNE & POPE, 30I.E Af.KNTH WHOLESALE ANI BRAIL lK t OLVMBU8, MISS.