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From Wednesday's Paper.
j AROUND THE CITY i M Simmon left for Sardis Miss friends liosa Mathis id I reenvtlle. is visiting is visiting is visiting Ala. Mr. K. his parent Mr. J. friends at 1. Harrison s in A luory. Prowell rrolltOB, Mr. Jake Cook lias accepted a position with Tattle for the sum mer. M iss A lattie E DJOudS friends is vi sit in Car- iur relatives and roll ton. Ala. This prreal last for tiftft .:ile will y. Sur- f Aber vi.sit to n dav prise Store. Mrs. .John st deen, is in the Mrs. Eicholtz. Miss Mary turned from J delightful visit Remember $ as 4. N I at th 3 Ater, ity on hfcdnr h re 0 will great go as far Doomed Sale. Surprise Store. Mrs. J. (i. Horton, of is in the city n a visit Macon, to Mr. and Mrs. .J. i. Horton. Col. Dred Sykes, of Aberc spent yesterday in the mingling with his friends. Mr. and Mrs. .lack Whit Birminseham. are in the city leen, city , f on a visit to their frieuds here. M r. T. L. Collings, of the Nor folk & Western Railroad, was in the city yesterday on business. Messrs. Howard Stone and .ins. Coleman, of Pickens ville, paid a short visit to the city this week. Mr. and Mrs, Julian EL Fort left Monday for their home in Greenville after a pleasant visit in tbis city. Mr. Edwin lated by his rival of a pr at his home. Leech is eongratu friends on the ar tty little daughter droves & Co. Si rprise Store's in 5 days. Thest , will sell the fc!"n(o.oo stock are facts. The stock must go. Col. Max ousburger, of Gre nada, spent yesterday in the city. Col. (hnsburger will spend the summer in Canada. B. A. lv eis Jr., President of The Rogers Mercantile Co., own ers of the Surprise Store, will arrive this afternoon. Mr. Jim Sullivan, special agent of the M. & O. Railway, has been in the city for the past lew days on business connected with the road. The Steamer ''Vienna'' leaves to-day for a trip down the river leaving at noon. All merchants are urged to have their ship ments on time. Miss Sara Barrow is expected home in a few days after spend ing the winter at the Chicago University. She will teach next year in Denver. Mrs. Claude Ayres has return ed from Meridian after a pleas aut visit to Mrs, Tackett. While there she was the recipient of many courtesies. Mr. Chas. Jacobs left yester day lor Oklohoma where he goes prospecting. During his absence his wife and baby will visit rela tives in Tennessee. Col. J. W. Garth was reported some better yesterday afternoon. Col. Garth is a victim of pneu monia but it is believed that the crisis in his attack is passed. Little Miss Sarah Adams, known as "Bill," is visiting rel? . tives in Tuscaloosa this week. It is remarkable to note that while Miss Sarah is seven years old she weighs only 29 pounds. The Great Doomed Sale will opeu Thursday at 9 o'clock. Groves & Co. have 30 clerks be hind the counters. This will be the most wouderful sale of mer chandise ever held in the State of Mississippi. Columbus continues her on ward march and new homes and cottages are going up every where. Among the new houses in process of cou struct ion or soon to be built are one for Mr. H. F. Sim rail, on Main street; a cottage for Mr. Isham Wbittield; one for Mrs. Halbert and others. Meagre particulars of the kill ing of a negro out in the McShau. Ala., neighborhood last week by John Morehead, Jr., have reached this city. Morehead and the negro had been to this city to dispose of a lot of cattle. After their task had been coucluded Morehead decided that he would ride home in a buggy entrusting his horse to the negro to return home. Instead of obeying in structions the negro rode the animal all over that section and when he returned it to More head the horse .was in a bad way. Morehead took the negro to task for it and the latter started at him with a stick when he was l a. j i -n.j T I : 1 : : suut auu Kiiieu. nis pi whllhuui y trial occurred on Saturday be- j fore Justice T. J. Hancock and; Li. B. Burgin and he was acquitted. City Council Meeting. A meeting of the City Council was held last Monday night at j the Court House with all present. I The salary of the firemen at the water works was fixed at $25.00 per month dating from June 1st. The contractors were ordered to put in a five foot wainscoting in the new post office at the city hall. The street committee was in structed to have light at Mrs. Bradford's corner changed so that it would light all four streets. Street Commissioner Childers was allowed ten days vacation. Mr. Walter Butler was em ployed as assistant to Mr. Brown during the building of the city sidewalks. The contract with J. W. Gard ner for furnishing the water for street sprinkling was renewed upon the same basis as last year. A petition from W. C. Beard was received relative to a side walk on the north side of his store. He was ordered to Jay same in accordance with the city specifications. The water commitee was in structed to lay the water main from Mr. Jas. Newby's corner to Capt. Dan Richards' corner and the work will be let to the lowest bidder. The Franklin Academy Libra ry will be open on Wednesday afternoon irom tour to seven o'clock each week during the summer. The teachers have un dertaken to keep the library open in order that their pupils may have access to good reading during their leisure mouths and hope sincerely that the parents will urge their taking advantage of the opportunity. The follow ing will have charge: Miss Ken nebrew, June 10 and 17; Miss Mayo, June 24; Mrs. Patterson, July 1 and Miss Koden, July 15 and 22; Mrs. Sale, July 29; Miss Halbert, Aug. 5 and 12; Mrs. Sale, Aug. 19; Miss Peyton, Aug. 20 and Sept. 2; Miss Mayo, t. 9: Miss Shields, Sept, 16. Don't forget to come early and get first pick at the Doomed Sale. Surprise Store. Picnics. The season of picnics is at hand. The First Baptist Sun day school held its annual picnic yesterday at Chowder Springs down the river. For the occa sion the Steamer "Vienna" was chartered and a merry party of two hundred and fifty pic uicers enjoyed the ride to and from the springs as well as the dinner and sports at the springs. The return was made last evening and a royal time was reported. The members of the Cumber land Presbyterian church and unday school will hold their picnic to-day. The scene select ed for their outing is the fair grounds and under the beautiful shade trees of this popular re sort the games will be played and the diuner served. All the members of this church are looking forward to the occasion with great pleasure and all hope that a pleasant day will be ac corded them. A quiet wedding was celebrat ed in Ward No. 6 last Sunday wheu Judge J. M. Wakefield united Miss Cora Eaves and Mr. W. L. Stevenson in the holy bonds of matrimony. The wed ding occurred at the bride's home on Second Avenue, North, and it was witnessed by a large number of their friends. The preparatory work for the building of cement walks iu Co lumbus has begun and teams are engaged in hauling gravel for the various walks. Main street will be paved first and the work will begin at Hatchett's ware house. Mr. Martin C. Tedsdale, whose critical illness gives his friends in this city great anxiety, was no better yesterday. Mr. Teas dale is daugerously ill with a complication of troubles and the worst is feared. The honorary members of the Lurline Steam Fire Company are going to have a picnic at which all of the old members will be present. The entertainment is iu the hands of committees who will carry it to success. The Lurline engine was car ried out to the waterworks plant yesterday to have ready in case of any emergency in the installa tion of the new pump to be put in there. The Dixie Press, at one of its facetious moments perpetrates the following and credits it to this county: A Lowndes county boy speaks herewith of his pap's entree into politics: "Dad has tuck the stump. I dunno who run him up it but he's on it, all right u-bet. Dad is after a orfis. One paper says he's a born lire: nother sez he stole a hoss; an' tother sez he stole a house; an' tother sez he dun run off with a widder woman. When ma seen all this she sed she thought " she 'nowed him afore, but she done found him out for sho' at last, an' jes you'ns wait till she ketches him again. Dixie Press. Ordered to Washington. Elsewhere in to day's paper is an interview which the Corinth correspouent has had with Con gressman Candler relative to the fre rural delivery service. As soon as the scandal in the free rural department developed Mr. Candler went to the capital to look after the iuterest of the peo pie of his district. None of the routes at present in force will be withdrawn, but the rottenness-revealed in this branch of the postal service will cause a temporary suspension of the es tablishment of routes until this branch of the service cau be over hauled. This is particularly unfortu nate for this county. We have several petitions pending and Inspector Watson expected to examine and approve them this month. It is stated that while no new routes will be established until after the 1st of July, the work ot examining them win go on regularly as if nothing would happen. Inspector Watson has been ordered to Washington, so it is stated in the daily press and it is believed tnat upon nis re turn he will visit this county and complete the examination of the routes pending here. McCrary Letter. Dear Dispatch: It has been some time since I last wrote. Will say a few words if you will allow ine space. We are having some tine weath er now and farmers are making good use of it. Most of the cot ton has been chopped over the first time. Sorry to report M rs. T. W. McCrary on the sick list this week. Hope she will soon be up again. Mrs. Laura Miller and daugh ter, Miss Florence, of Columbus, are visitiug Mr. T. W. Mc Crary 's family. Mr. W. t Ellis, of New Hope, was in our "ville" yesterday. Mr. W. B. Blasingame and daughter Idumea, of Columbus, returned home yesterday after a pleasaut visit to his daughter, Mrs. T. E. Acker. The singing yesterday at Union Chapel was attended by quite a number of young people from this section. All report having a uice time. Mrs. T. E. Bell leaves soon for Tuscaloosa, Ala., where she will joiu per liusnand. we regret very much to give them up. "Visitor." June 8, 1903. In Memoriam. Once more a home is made sad and the hearts of loved ones made to bleed by the visit of the death augel to the home of Mr. and Mrs. I. C. Miller. Little Mildred was only fourteen months old but she was the light and joy of the home. Dear pa rents, I know how you feel; I do not ask that you dry your tears, for they so often relieve your sad hearts; get the little play things, look at them fondly, han dle them reverently, weep over them and put them away. Speak of her: think of her. but not too often, it will be better for you. Don't look back and try to find some duty to tne little one not performed. I am sure that as loving parents you have done what you thought best. All of us have something to regret when our loved ones leave us. Pass on and do your duty to the living as much as you can: put away your sad feelings; live for your remaiuing child. Remem ber little Mildred is in heaven and try to be thankful that her little feet will never know any stony paths or uneven ways of life; no harm can come to her there, she is safe forever more. Think of what she enjoys aud forget what you have to endure: ask God to help you and strive hard to put self out of sight; it is a great battle but my experi ence teacties me it must oe fought. To be patient under a heavy cross is no small price; to be contented is more, but to be cheerful is the highest pitch of Chiistiiu fortitude. May God's divine compassion heal your hearts that are so sorely bruised and may you learu to say: "Thv will be done." G. M. M. Home Again. Rev. Duubar H. Ogden return ed yesterday from Virginia and Tennessee, after a visit of sever al weeks. He will conduct pray er meeting to-night at the Pres byterian church and hopes all the members of his church will be present. On Sunday morning he will preach a sermon to the Confed erate Veterans of this city and section. Mr. Ogden has spent some time in Virginia visiting places of historic interest in that State and he returns to his home thoroughly imbued with his sub ject. A cordial invitation is ex tended all old soldiers to attend, as well as the public generally. Remember goods will be sold for less than cost of raw mate rial at the Surprise Store. A Chapter From Brown. The following from the Chica j go Tribune at the time W. P. j Brown made his appearance in I New York makes interesting reading to the "old) folks at home :"' New York, May 20. W. P. j Brown, the new king of cotton. took personal charge of the local market Monday, and has been "on deck" since then. Spot cotton leaped $2.25 per bale. July options rose at one time $2.75 a bale. Brown's profits for the season are about $7,000,000. His profits for the day were over $700,000. His brokers predict a further rise of $13.75 a bale, which will mean additional profits of $4,000, -000 for him. The following figures show how Brown's profits ran up Monday : Every time th Every minute Everv hour. . ! 40 2400 144.000 Total . . .$720,000 Yesterday's papers contained the news that Brown had again entered the cotton market. On Monday at New Orleans he began bidding up the price ten points at a time and bidding for five and ten thousand bales, me price steadily advauced until July cot ton was quoted at thirteen cents. The flood situation, combined with the lateness of the crop aud the belief that the bureau report would show a further decline in the condition of the crop as well as the general belief now that there is a famine of cot ton aided him in breaking the records. Will Speak at Caledonia. Judge Critz anuounc that he will speak at Caledonia ou Satur day, June 20th. All are invited to hear him. Struck Scandal Snan Corinth, Miss.. June 6 Hon. E. S. Candh r, Jr.. congressman from this district, returned yes terday afternoon from Washing ton city, where he has been iu the interest of rural free delivery iu his district. He says he found it impossible to got any new routes put iuto operation by rea sou of the conditions existing in the postoffice department at this time. That he was informed that no new routes would be estab lished until the rural free de livery service could be thorough ly reorganized and systemized. Therefore, in all probability it will be some considerable time before the service will be extend ed. There are many routes throughout the United States which have been directed to be put into operation on June 15 aud July 1, which in all proba bility will be delayed. A great many m'ue which have been in spected aud approved will then next claim the attention of the department before those which have only been petitioned for aud which have not yet been even in spected can hope to be consider ed in any way whatever. By the crookedness charged against Mr. Machen, recently removed from the head of the rural delivery di vision, and his indictment, .nd the investigation, reorganization and the proposed system izing of this service, the prospect for the extension of this service at au early date is gloomy: but Mr. Candler hopes and believes that as soon as "the clouds roll away'" it will again go forward. It is a fixed policy of the government, and the people have "tasted it and fouud it good," and he has no fears that their representa tives will see that they continue to haye it. He says that the postoffice scandals are all the talk in Washington and that the end is far from being reached yet. In the East he says that while there is considerable Cleve land talk, it is not thought that the ex president really wants the nomination himself: but that he proposes to take a hand in shap ing the course of the party and in naming the nominee. That Parker of New York seems to be gaining ground and having al ways supported the party and its nominees, his candidacy ap peals strongly to the country, and his nomination would con ciliate all elements. Individuality In Children. In the July Delineator Mrs. Theodore W. Birney has some noteworthy remarks on the de velopment of individuality iu chil dren. She takes a very radical view from which some mothers may differ, but there is much wholesome advice in the paper. Mrs. BirneyT is opposed to the slightest regression of individ uality. Every evidence of origi nality in a child's character, even though expressed in odd ways and mannerisms, should be noted by the parent and made use of in the child's training. A child should be encouraged to be him self, and not a temporary repre sentation of principles that are impressed upon him from day to day. In the light of the mechan ical nature of modern life, a plea for individuality should be wel comed universally. JUNE tL TIMES in a store are expensive expensive to the customers. We are, aud if we make it profitable to forestall your wants we are then kept busy. We prove the general store service by never letting 1 he wheels run slowly. We make monej iu time saved, aud you make money by anticipating your ueeds. A SI M RLE TRUTH We might explode a tion like the small boy with in our own plain way, because we seek your confidence as well as your attention. We have priced the following items iu Wash Goods to close them out quickly gain the good will of every lady in this town who buys here. The prices are for th only - if they are not sold out before the end of the week SO you had best be quick first pick. At i6ic We offer the stock of Ileal reduced from jroods may be had in all the new effects and are the verv best cloth money can buv. A a The balance of our stock of 1- l IOC 'iU''1 Colored Madras, reduced from 15c Very desirable for shirt waists, children's dresses and men's shirts. At iox One lot of Colored Embroid ered Swiss in new and novel effects, reduced from 30c. Do not think for a moment that because wTe are advertising certain Was reduced ptiees that we will on the other hand we expect to show new things all through the summer. To-morrow we place on sale for the first time, thirty pieces of new thirty-inch Sheer Batiste and Law 09 These goods come in new and dainty effects, and if bought and sold iu the regular way would bring L2c to 15c We offer your choice this week AT JO CENTS THE YARD. We have New Ribbons, Laces, White Goods and many other new arrivals to show you when :: :: you come To-morrow. :: :: "The Woman's Store." Officers Elected. A meeting of the directors of the Columbus Light and Power Co. was held yesterday after noon and the following officers wore elected : Walter Weaver, president; John E. Dayie, secre tary; A. A. Passolt, superinten dent. The company will soon move its headquarters into their handsome new store on Main street just east of Beard's. A pretty wedding was cele brated at the home of the bride's father, Mr. James Irion, in Ma con on Wednesday afternoon at three oclock. The contracting parties were Mr. Chas. A. Mc Kellar and Miss Bessie May Irion. The bride is a beautiful and highly cultured young lady while the groom is one of East Lowndes' most prosperous young men. The happy bride and groom left ou the afternoon train for their future home with many wishes for a long and happy life- A Delta Opinion. Hon. Leroy W. Percy, of Wash ington county, who was a Fox man before that gentleman jump ed the canvass so precipitately, is now for Major Vardainan for the gubernatorial office, though, like the Bulletin, not subscribing to all of his views upon certaiu questions. In an interview had with Mr. Percy by a representa tive of the Greenville Times, he said iu a very candid, uuequivo- cal manner: I feel certaiu that, if elected, that Major Vardamau will give us a clean and fearless administration one governed by patriotic impulses and high ideals; and in his appointments he will be influenced by the good of the State alone, seeking men best qualified to serve, not de signing to create henchmen to forward his OWO political for tunes. He will give us an ad ministration unsmirched by scandal and unstained by politi cal jobbery. Influenced by such motives, a life-time resident of the delta, thoroughly cognizant of the paramount importance of the levee question, conversant with the peculiar local conditions existing here, the people behind the levees could that their interest hands, entrusted this consideration rest assured was in safe to him: and is potential iu influencing me to favor his can didacy and to support him." Mr. Percy is one of the lead ing men of the delta, standing foremost in the ranks of its pro gressive citizens, and his ex pression iu this matter is but a reflex of that of thousands of others in that section. And yet we are told asd asked to believe by Major Vardaman's opponents that the delta is almost a unit against him. Natchez Bulletin. ARGUMENTS Ions: asro determined to skip this lot Of strong language in this ad a fire cracker W balance of our Sooth Zephyrs, 25 cents. These At 35c At 24c NEW GOODS not have anything new to snow Will Return! RERNGAGEHENT -. OF A. K. HAWKES, The Renowned Atlanta Optician. Owing to the brilliant Hawkes' previous engagement of our citizens who were unable to secure his services during j his last visit, Mr. Hawkes has been induced to make other dates here and will positively remain six days only at the store of his agents, Chapman & Mayfield. At no time since the establishment of the Hawkes' Optical Souse (in 1870, nearly thirty-live years atro), has there been such a demand fo: ous glasses and for the professional services of hi.- opticians. The public is cautioned against buyioff Spectacles from p : or so-called eye specialists representing- themselves to be Hawkes, or sellh g Hie marvelous success that Mr. Hawkes haf attained throughout ) United States as an optician, has led unscrupulous persons, to counterfeit b famous glasses and also to imitate his methods of doing business, iv the public is a$rain cautioned dot to buy of ha posters, such as are above scribed. Remember the dates, and only consult Hawkes or his opticians regarding the condition of your eyes. There will be j no charge for Eye Examination and only the regular prices charged for the glasses. So wait for Hawkes and secure pro ; fessional service that is reliabfe and glasses that are scientifi cally ground and that will give you perfect satisfaction, thus saving you money and procuring the bzst professional service that can be procured. Remember the dates! HE WILL POSITIVELY REMAIN BUI July 15, 16, 17; 18, 19 and 20, As He Has Oihr Engagements f ir Later Dates. the storekeeper expensive sort of expense. Wants thei and perhaps att ra more ai o n however, to tell the si mi iln The balance of our stock of 20 to 30-inch Wash Sillo anl Silk Ginjrhams, reduced from Sue. There are some very dainty designs In Un let and the fabric is adapted for bhe popular shiii waist suits, as well as the separate waist. A line of Novelty Wash Good in the Mercerized Ktauiiix effects, known as "Hawkeye' manufactured especially for shirt waist suit-, re c. uce.l irom .-K'. you, tot such is not tin le e;i se success that has attended Mr. here, and by request of many