From Wednesday's Paper.
j AROUND THE CITY i
Simmon left for
id I reenvtlle.
s in A luory.
Mr. Jake Cook lias accepted a
position with Tattle for the sum
is vi sit
iur relatives and
roll ton. Ala.
last for tiftft
Mrs. .John st
deen, is in the
turned from J
as 4. N I at th
go as far
Sale. Surprise Store.
Mrs. J. (i. Horton, of
is in the city n a visit
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
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
Mr. and Mrs, Julian EL Fort
left Monday for their home in
Greenville after a pleasant visit
in tbis city.
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
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
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
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
The contractors were ordered
to put in a five foot wainscoting
in the new post office at the city
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
Sorry to report M rs. T. W.
McCrary on the sick list this
week. Hope she will soon be up
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.
June 8, 1903.
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.
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
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
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
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
His brokers predict a further
rise of $13.75 a bale, which will
mean additional profits of $4,000, -000
The following figures show
how Brown's profits ran up
Every time th
Everv hour. .
. . .$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
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
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
We offer the
stock of Ileal
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.
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."
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
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.
Ions: asro determined to skip this
lot Of strong language in this ad
a fire cracker
balance of our
25 cents. These
not have anything new to snow
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
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
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
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