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if i if I ii iTP7 5 7 .It 6? mm f r v J ; Ml i A V f I ! U V V 67 TWFINTY -FOURTH YEAR. C3LUMBUS MISSISSIPPI, THURSDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 12. 1903. PRICE FIVE CENTS The Dispatch nt hnrt?umbua rostofflee for trans throuuh the mails as secoad-clasa matter. M iS. C. MAER Proprietor The forthcoming meeting o the State Business League, an nrn-nni ration composed of the commercial bodies of Mississippi at Jackson is an important one for several questions of vital con cern to the welfare of the people are to be considered. It is there fore well for Columbus to be rep resented and the president of the board of trade whatever that organization is should appoint a strong delegation of our leadin business men to visit the capitol. Judge Niles has just handed down a decision making per manent an injunction restraining the railroad commission from interfering with the Gulf and Ship Island Railroad in the mak ing of rates on the ground that the latter 's charter exempted them from the commisson's su pervision. Now the question oc curs, if charters grant authority to do things which the com mis s ion was created to prevent of what use is the lattery Between the injunction and the circum vention practiced by the rail roads, the dear, common people are having a hard time. Good Brother Lovett, of the Dixie Press of Worst Point, in a recent issue gives his readers a half column of comment on cur rent expressions and credits them to Hon. William Ward, of Starkville. After reading his effusion we are not surprised that he denies their paternity and credits them to Ward, al though we did uot know there was such deadly enmity between the two. Loyett's eifort to get funny at Columbus' expense should not lie discredited, how ever. This is the first time he's felt the least bit gay since the late primary and in time, no doubt, he will be his brilliant self again. In the meantime let's be charita ble he means no harm. The result of the election in Maryland is peculiarly gratify ing to the South and especially so to Mississippi. In Maryland the negro was made the issue and the good people of that State have followed the lead of Missis sippi in repudiating the Roose veltian policy and rebuking those who would make the man of color a social and political equal. Aside from this feature the result is fraught with deep significance. Gorman's victory in Maryland and McClellan's victory in New York presage democratic victory in the next presidential election. With a good ticket both States can be held in the democratic column. Gorman and Cleveland are now looked upon as leading candidates for the democratic nominatiom. Quick Arrest. J. A. Gullejre, of Verbena, Ala., was twice in the hospital from a severe case of piles causing 24 tumors. After doctors and all remedies failed, Buek len's Arnica Salve quickly arrested further inflammation and cured him. It conquers aches and kills pain. 25c at Chapman & Mayfield's, Druggists. Glf Ei fill. V vy In order to make floor space for our immense fall stock we offer as an inducement A Bentiful Picture With every $2.00 cash pur chase. This offer is good for one week only. 150 styles to select from. rt T l A 71 ft una iiiora. THE INSURANCE MUDDLE. It has been suggested that at the forthcoming meeting of the State Business League in Jack son a conference of the insur ance men and commercial inter ests be held with a view of re ceiving from the trust such sug gestions of legislation as is need ed in the State at the present time. We must conf-ss that we do not take kindly to the sug gestion. Just why we should want to ask the insurance trust for laws which will enable them to more effectually hold the peo pie of Mississippiin their clutches is beyond our comprehension. It is a confession of commercial im- potency which would be humiliat ing for a great people to make and it would do no possible good. To begin with the first de- maud to be made upon the peo ple would be for the repeal of the valued policy law, and in this connection, lest we forget, it is well to recall the action of the trust a few years ago when it as sailed the State's greatest in dustry and through it attempted to force an extra session of the legislature to repeal this meas ure. It will be recalled that the trust's edict went forth that cot ton could only be insured by marks and numbers. This was a direct attempt to crytalize the vast cotton interests of the State into sentiment antagonistic to this measure, but it failed. For tunately the members of the leg islature refused to agree to a re peal and the extra session fell by the way side while the trust's bluff went to pieces. Again what would such a con erence result in. Nothing. The companies would not enter into any agreement to abide by any schedule of rates because they claim that such an agreement would be violative of Mississippi s trust Jaw and would subject them o indictment and prosecution. The auti-trust law is a measure or the companies to hide behind when the people are seeking re- ief but it is powerless to obtain what it was designed for, relief rom the extortions and rob beries of unlawful combinations. We doubt, indeed, if representa- ion of the South-eastern Tariff Association could be secured at his meeting while individual agent s actions would not be binding at all. Therefore, the proposed conference would be utile, resultless, a failure. The only relief in sight for the people of the State is in co-opera tion and organization. If there is money in the insurance business of the State for outside corpora- ions, there is certainty of reward or home companies, while if no other boon followed save in the decrease of the rate the end would justify the means. Re cently Meridian organized a home company and her rate was re duced. The trust said it was be cause modern fire equipment had been installed but they never dis covered this fact until a home insurance company was installed - Always -in the Lead OSBOBIB'S SODA FOVITAII is the magnet for all lovers ot pure, choice, delicious and refreshing Soda Fountain products. Iltneadenof I'nejccettetl Flavors, Co fa-Cola, Jej-tt-La c, all e Latest .. Fruit I'hoHitJuites, JFiiis and other meruit Ices, lee CraH-Sotlas, JEte. Our Famous Ice Cream is a steaoy -winner, and why? Because it is made from pure, fresh Jersey Cream, and free from custards and other cheapeningidiluents and delight fully flavored. Try it. IT IS THE REAL TUIXG. Come and see us. You will be served promptly to pleasing style and be sure to come again. H. OSBORNE. Creams and Sherbets frozen to order for families, picnics, hotels, etc.. and delivered well packed in porcelain-Inedjjars. rsgfSn i n TyT V V VJV', : 'r FOOT to HE AD We can fit you from Head to Foot. More than twenty years as clerks has taught us valuable lessons. We know that the best goods and lowest prices ON A CASH BASIS is the proper wTay to do business this twentieth cen tury. No sooner do the new styles and creations in Men's WTear ap pear on the horizon of the Cloth ing World than we get them for our customers. We have lately added to our stock the famous HESS SHOES for men and boys. 3.50, $5 and 6. Yours lor Good Clothes, Columbus ClotKing Company. with it. Columbu s has abund ance of capitol; is a fine moral and physical risk and the organization and operation of a home company would establish a community of interest which would be invinci ble. It would save the people of the city thousands of dollars an nually in premiums and once more would proclaim to the world as we did in the Standard Oil fight years ago that we stand to gether. Star Routes. Mr. W. J. Carr, Assistant Su perintendent of Rural Mail ser vice, spent several days of the past week in the city in his offi cial capacity. Mr. Carr was here preparing to advertise the let ting of the contract for carrying the mails on the star routes be this city and Caledonia; also be tween Columbus and Dunbar. With the installation of the free rural delivery routes the star routes have almost disap peared from this county. Only two run out of this city now, the two above mentioned and Mr. Carr was here for the purpose of advertising the fact that the bids for carrying the mails on these two routes must be in the hands of the postmaster general on or before the 1st day of next December and to inform the peo ple interested that all informa tion relating to the same could be obtained by applying to Post master Wood. The period for which the next contract will be made is for four years from next July and it will be for a double daily mail se: vice to Caledonia and for one mail service to the Dunbar route. The carrier on the latter routes is to make a $800 bond while the carrier to Caledonia is to make 1900 bond. Mr. Carr stated thai the de partment is doing everything in its power to improve the mail fa cilities of the people and to bring the Federal government closer to its subjects. He cited the free rural delivery movement and re ferred to the fact that Caledonia would receive two mails a day after next July instead of one. He is a most engaging and affa ble gentlemen, thoroughly im bued with a love of his work and the call he paid The Dispatch was most pleasant. Harry Trost Drown3 Hinself. Yesterday afternoon Harry Trost, son of Mrs. J. Trost, of this city, walked down the Mar ket street embankment, on the iron bridge crossing the Bigbee. When he arrived in the center of court house were cracked by the the stream, he took off his hat shock. No other damage in this and glasses and leaving his ad- State is'reported. dress on a paDer with them laid . .r . , them on the floor of the bridge. Gv. -elect Vardaman has been He then plunged into the water at Jackson the past week study below. Forty-five minutes later ing the condition and needs of Joe Johnson's grappling hooks the State from a financial stand- wuuii me uuu v auu 1 1 w a wThere physicians worked some time with it in an effort to rescus itate life. Failing, the body was turned over to the undertaking ertablishment of Loeb & Mc Gowan who prepared it for inter ment and carried it to the home of the deceased man's mother in this city. The sudden death of Mr. Trost was a great shock to the entire community. But a few moments before he was on the streets of Columbus shaking hands with and greeting his friends. He dpreuwoemu spi s. Soon after he started toward the rivpr Ae v,o annmarori gas works he was greeted by Mr. Ed Waring but the man hung his head and appeared to be cryiug. The next seen of him was when he walked on the bridge and deliberately took his life. The report soon reached the city and the river bank was thronged by interested friendsand spectators. Dra-s worA t.artari nri vninn. teers were many who attempted to recover the body. It was found about fifty feet below the spot where he plunged in and was at the river s deepest point Absolutely no reason can be assigned for the suicide. Mr. ine regular session is the bUl for Trost was prospering and happy macadamizing the road from Cor and a few moments before he inth to the National Cemetery at took the fatal plunge he was on Shiloh; the bill for the improve- the streets greeting his friends in the best of spirits. All of his financial affairs were in the best f condition and he was happily mawawitna devoted wif and two affeetiouate. children. The ui lv reason winch fan hn signed for his rash act is that lie was mentally unbalanced at the time. About two years ago he had a slight stroke of paralysis and some claim that he had never completely redovered from it. Occasionally he became de pressed and it is supposed that in a sudden fit of despondency he resolved to end his life. His family and friends are prostrated by the awful shock " v v ' ' caused by his distressing death. The remains will be taken to Birmingham today for interment. A Startling Test To save a life. Dr. T. G. Merritt. of so. Menoopany, made a startl ing: test resulting' in a wonderful cure. He writes: "A patient was attacted with violent hemorrhages, caused by ulceration of the stomach. I had often found Electric liitters excellent ior acme swmacn ana liver trouDles so t TMBP.Hhi ihm Th r.otior, gained from the first, and has not had ones which the leading candi an attack in 14 months." Electric dates will secure. A number of Hitters are positively guaranteed for Dyspepsia, Indigestion, Constipation and Kidney troubles. Try them Onlv 50c. The bodies of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Williams, of Greenville, Miss., parents of Mrs. I. H. Sykes, were brought to this city last Thursday night and interred in Friendship Cemetery. WORM DESTROYER. White's Cream Vermifuge, not only kills worms, but removes the mucus and slime, m which they build their nests; it brings, and quickly, a healthy wuuiMuuui uouy, nuure onus cannot exist. 2oc at Curry & Caine's. These are the melan choly days when many are called but few get up, these early mornings. Therefore, get you a Clock, Watch or Some good Time Piece. Mine are RELIABLE in value and REASON ABLE in price. Also a full line of Novelties and Sterling Silverware suit able for presents. MRS. A. M. JOBE; Mississippi Matters. An earthquake shock was per ceptibly felt last Wednesday at noon along the Mississippi val ley. At Oxford the walls of the i nn . It is more than probable that some financial legislation - will be needed at the next legisla- tive session and the new gover- nor was studying the situation with a.view of makinjr intelligent recommendations to the next as sembly. Ex-U. S. Senator William Van Ambers Sullivan is to be made the defendant in another sensa tional suit. It is a sequel to the case now pending in the District Gf Columbia courts filed by May Lucile Leaton and this time Mr. 0 . , . , " , bullivan is being sued for dam- ages by Mrs. M. L. Amis, who, before her marriage, was Miss ratnn. for lihoinno i, i , , , landeous remarks made about hfr- Damages m the sum of 50,000 is to be asked and the case will be tried in Memphis. r-..- r n u Congressman Candler has re- turned to Congress to be ready for the extra session of Con gress which convenes to morrow, Amons- the mflnrp whinh ho -n L . , , wm Pu oeioro uuw oouy at ment of the Bigbee and he will . continue his woric in behalf of the extension of rural delivery. Mr. Candler now has in his district 52 free rural routes, a record not i fortnal i v I v ' - U V tVU V UbllCl .J J 1 1 fc I t-TrS man in the country considering! his period of service. The Banner Week. This has been the banner week of the Dispatch voting contest. All of the candidates have been hard at work and the result is that a tremendous vote has been polled. The vote this week will decide who are the leading can didates up to the present time and will record the full October vote as by the rules of the con test all of the October ballots must be in by next Sunday, the 15th. Miss Minnie Smith still leads i by a handsome majority this morning. This fact would be discouraging but for the fact that there are twelve prizes and thprpnrp wvprnl vorr bnnlcnma inereare several very nandsome the candidates have developed unexpected strength this week and they are rapidly climbing up into hundreds. The extra con test which is to decide the thous and ballots has interested a num ber of the candidates and one of I them, little Allie May Jordan turned into this officee the past week nearly twenty dollars on subscriptions. As a result of her splendid work she is fourth in the count this morning. Miss Jordan, Miss Juauita Wood and Miss Lillian bcott. of this Cltv. nT.0 oil eaxron hnnAr-oA orul nAn- olrrV, mr,A -rl UUU UUVAWA Vlj-, II U Jli UUU1 VI Miss Annie Lance is fifth with C34 votes to her credit and Miss Ra man. Stanley is a close sixth with 631 to her credit. Watch for next Sunday's Dis patch. Something in it for the candidates and their friends. Mne vote to yesterday was as follows: Mrs. la. A. Wharton, City 324 Miss Annie Ferjruson (i6 Miss Columbia Wells, Caledonia. .225 Miss Minnie Smith, Caledonia. . .1539 Miss Annie Stinson, Steens 335 Miss llama Stanley, Caledonia. .. .031 Miss Myrtis Hughson, Steens 470 j Mrs. J. H. Trance, Wood .530 ! Mrs. D. It. Groves, Caledonia. .. .308 Miss Nettie Ellis, Dow 701 Miss Annie -Lance, Wood 634 j Miss Lillian Scott. Citj 790 Miss Juamta Wood, Steens Mrs. H. L. Cain, Caledonia 44S Miss Essie Eggrer, Caledonia 333 Mrs. J. W. Caldwell, Caledonia. .387 Miss Willie Partain, Caledonia 89 Mrs. T. W. McCrary, McCrary 65 Mrs. Bettie Gaston, City 45 Miss Ellie May Jordan i04 Miss Jennie May Vausrhan 104 Miss Vera Sharp 81 Mrs. C. A. Cox 48 Mrs. J. E. Butts..... 52 Miss Bettie Whitfield 56 Mrs. Mattie Miller..... 320 Miss Mary Mayo 16 Miss Idylette Watson 48 Miss Fleta West 50 Miss Adrienne Johnson 7 iio to uonognue s ana try a barrel of the finest Ambrosia flour on the market. Put up in paper lined barrels. lmo. ARE La JUL ltmSJ Relieves Instantly or Money Refunded. Sore Muscles, Sore Joints and Neuralgia. The only External Remedy which will Sweat Out the Fever and Inflammation. Sold only in 25c, 50c & $1.00 Bottles. At all trooA Dnuckt- For Sale by. cf atcln 1 'St1 We are Coining With a Tremendous -LARGE STOCK of CST, Zkx vt FOR THE and The Branch of ihe The Me Bait imore Y? TCP m jo -are, am i Will announce in due time c. Our Opening Day. II VV h L- & H hii None So Good. None So Cheap. Size 5x7 inches. Sample for 5c, Stamps. RfjORRIS & fiARNER, THE, PHOTOGRAPHERS. IjjfSh DISPATCH VOTING CONTEST. (Nat Good After I Vote for s tlte Mont Popular Lady in (Signed). fli-L. THIs. BLAMK IN CAREFULLY ANO FULLY WITH INK. 3. A.UOHNSTON, PfteviOENr. W, C.RICHARDS,VICE-Pftms. ff.T. WILLIAMS. C4iHe ft THE FIRST STATE BANK, COLUMBUS, MISSISSIPPI CAPITAL, S75.000. Transacts a BankiDg Business Onlj'. Iiuj's and Sells Exchange on the Prin cipal Cities. Buys and Sells Bonds, Stocks and Warrants Interest paid on deposit left for a specified time. Four times yearly must a sworn st ate ment of its condition be published in t he city papers. Fire-proof building; tire and bui .-Ur proof vault: the latest style of safes with the best looks. Small safes iu the vault, tnv;n: customers a secure place for valuables. None rented to strangers Dikkotobs: W. C. Richards. Jno. IX Morgan. T. F. Robertson. 14. T, Wiilian .H. C. A. Jobnstoa YOU SORE? USE XjjW Jjl JJL. N MAYO & WEAVER. sinci "Wait .-V Dry Goods, ClotHiriR, Boots, Hats, Caps and Notions, So ST GOOD OF THE I.."'' f Goliliiis l3 Hoi 5f How To Get Them: Send any ordinary photograph WELL WRAPPED, with ONE DOLLAR, and live lc stamps. Soon us finished we will Re turn Original Photo in Good Order with 1- el egan t Kabinetto" "Karbon phot o- graphs copies Post paid to any part of the world. Money back if you want it. SEND 10-DAY. y-'j ! November! 15, luffl.) the Dispatch Voting Contest.