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The Columbus weekly dispatch. (Columbus, Miss.) 1902-1905, March 23, 1905, Image 1

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Plant Costing One Hundred Thousand Dollars Will
be Owned by Local Capitalists.
It seems pretty certain that before the beginning of another
cotton season Ctlumbus will have a new cotton seed oil mill. Mr.
P. S. Grime, an experienced cotton seed oil man from Atlanta, has
been in the city the past few days for the purpose of organizing a
stock company to bu'-ld a mill and his efforts have met with such a
liberal response on the part of the people that the success of the
venture is practically assured.
Mr. Grimes met a number of our citizens at a meeting which
was held at the city hall last Thursday afternoon, and outlined the
plan on which he expects to organize the company and which he be
lievea will bring the most satisfactory results. It is the idea of
Mr. Grimes to form a stock company to be capitalized at one hun
dred thousand dollars and to secure among the stockholders a
number of planters residing in the territory contiguous to Colum
bus. By this plaa he believes that there will be no trouble in se
curing seed in sufficient quantity to keep the mill in constant oper
ation throughout each season, as the planters owning stock in
the enterprise will naturally carry their seed to the mill in which
they are financially interested.
That our citizens have faith in the success of the new enter
prise is evinced by the fact that a number of them have subscribed
liberally to the capital stock. As stated above, it is the intention of
Mr. Grimes and the gentlemen associated with him to organize a
stock company with a capitalization of one hundred thousand dol
lars and to erect a mill that will have a capacity for crushing 80
tons of seed per day. The mill will be equipped with machinery
of the latest and most approved pattern, and it is hoped that it will
be ready to begin operations early next fall.
Sully is Bulling Cotton.
A New York special to the
New Orleans Picayune says:
"Daniel J. Sully, the deposed
king of the cotton pit, has come
into his own again. Upon the
announcement on Monday that
he had been discharged from
bankruptcy cotton began to soar,
yesterday every bale of cotton in
the United States increased in
value at least one dollar, and to
day the advance continued. May
cotton closed last night at 7.85c,
it opened this morning at 7.84c
and in less than an hour it had
advanced to 7.94c. The highest
point reached during the morn
ing for May cotton was 7.97c.
A determined effort of the bears
at this point bad the effect of
lowering the quotations several
points, and from then on a slight
decline set in until 7.86c was
reached soon before one o'clock
This was an advance of 4 points
over the opening and 3 over the
close last night. Mr. Sully said
at his ofiice when approached:
"It is my firm conviction that
cotton will continue to rise. The
slight fall this morning from 7.97
to 7.88 was, in my opinion, due
merely to profit-taking. I am a
firm believer in higher cotton,
and I predict that it will continue
to rise."
He would say nothing about
the rumors that he is backed by
a syndicate in which James H.
Hoadley is the principal charact
er. .1 The pit at the Cotton Exchange
presented a scene that rivaled in
excitement those days last year
when Sully was forcing cotton
to prices higher than prevailed
since the Civil War. Orders
poured in from every quarter.
Advices from England were most
invariably bullish. There was a
frantic effort by the shorts to
cover their holdings. Led by
Theodore II. Price, the bear gen
eral and archenemy of Sully,
there was a stampede of the
shorts to cover. This was a con
tinuation of the tactics adopted
by Price yesterday when he
tried to cover on 10,000 bales and
forced up the price in doing so.
Rumor has it that Theodore
Price is 100,000 bales short, and
he is forced to fight desperately
( for his life. The bear leader
V does not deny that he is short,
J and that last night be sent tele-
grams broadcast stating that he
had succeeded in covering a por
j tion of his shorts. Although
barred from the Exchange, Sul
ly's domination was apparent
there today on every hand. His
name was to be heard on all
sides, and the pit was a minia
ture pindemonium.
Advices were sent out by a
well known firm to the effect that
Sully is baeked by a Wall Street
syndicate headed oy Joseph H.
Hoadley, who supported him at
about the time of his failure aud
dismissal from membership in
the Cotton Exchange. Accord
ing to these statements the Sully
pool proposes to force the cover
ing of some heavy short lines in
New Orleans and New York, One
report had it that Theodore
Price had covered on 75,000
In Police Circles.
Will Doss was before Mayor
Gunter last Thursday on the
charge of disturbing the peace,
and upon being convicted was
fined 5.00.
With the addition of Officers
Thad Brazealle and John Morton,
who were recently elected police
man, the force now numbers
eight men, four of whom are on
duty in the day and four at
night. Two of these men are
kept in the business district and
two in the suburbs, thus giving
all parts of the city ample pro
tection both day and night.
Chief Munger has tie entire con
fidence of his men, and through
his efforts and the efforts of
Mayor Gunter the force is kept
up to the highest standard of ex
cellency. Jim Haggerty, a white boy
about seventeen years of age who
recently camehere from Paducah,
Ky., was before Mayor Gunter
yesterday on the charge of petit
larceny. On last Thursday
night Haggerty spent the night
with L. J. Halliday, a young man
who boards at the home of Mr.
C. T. Wood, and soon after the
young men retired Haggerty
got up and stole a sum of money
from the trousers pocket of his
host. There was only 61.65 in
Halliday 's purse, aad though the
amount was insignificant Mayor
Gunter thought that the young
man ought to be taught a lesson
that would probably have the ef
fect of inducing him to be honest
throughout the remainder of his
life, so gave a sentence of thirty
days on the county farm.
Ferns, palms and lillies. Laws.
And is Succeeded by T. F. DillardDispatch Secures
Contract for Printing Minutes.
At a meeting of the City Council which was held Tuesday
night The Dispatch was awarded the contract for publishing the
proceedings of the Council, and the minutes of each meeting will
hereafter appear regularly in this -paper.
On motion, it was ordered that new cement sidewalks be laid
as follows: east side of Tenth street from North Sixth avenue to
residence of E. E. Buder; Twelfth street, from North Third avenue
to South Third avenue; South Sixth avenue, from Fourth street to
Seventh street.
After discussing some matters of minor importance the Coun
cil adjourned until 7:30 o'clock Wednesday night.
The first thing to be taken up at the meeting Wednesday night
was the question of street sprinkling. The matter was discussed
at great length. With a map of the city before them the members
of the Council went over the streets and avenues, and selected the
territory to be sprinkled. Practically all the territory bounded by
Eigth avenue on the north, Fifteenth street on the east, Seventh
avenue on the south, and Second street on the west will be sprin
kled. In determining the streets and avenues over which the
sprinklers will work the members of the Council were guided
largely by the character and importance of the Rouses abutting
thereon, as well as by the amount of traffic on these thoroughfares.
Parts of nearly all of the streets aud avenues included in the above
described territory will be sprinkled, though on many of them the
sprinkling will only extend for a few blocks. The total number of
miles to be sprinkled is about seven and this area will bo sprinkled
in a most thorough manner. Aftei it had been decided to sprinkle
only about seven miles ol streets it became impossible to award
the contract for the work as most of the bids before the Council
were from ten to fifteen miles. In view of this fact the Council de
cided to advertise for bids on a seven mile basis, and these bids
will be opened at a special meeting to be held Monday, March 27.
The resignation of Nicholas H Butler as engineer of the city
waterworks was received and accepted. , Mr. Butler was severely
scalded as the result of an accident which recently occurred at the
waterworks and will be incapacitated from work for some time to
come- Upon motion, Mr. T. F. Dillard was unanimously slated to
succeed Mr. Butler as engineer at the waterworks.
Upon motion, the matter of replacing the wooden bridge in
front of the Eclipse livery stable on Main street was referred to
the street committee with power to act.
Upon motion, the time for the payment of money due on
sidewalks was extended until May 1st.
Council then adjourned until Monday, March 27.
The Progressive Union.
To The Citizens of Columbus:
The Directors of the Progress -sive
Union beg to incite every
cifcjzen of Columbus who is inter
ested in the material growth of
the city to a citizens' meeting to
be held at the City Hall Tuesday
afternoon at 4 o'clock. The pur
pose of the meeting is to reor
ganize the Progressive Union. If
you are satisfied with the work
we did last year, adding nearly a
half million dollars to the indus
trial interests of Columbus, in
creasing your real estate values
fully 50 per cent and bringing
2000 people to Columbus, don't
come to the meeting. If you are
that easily "gorged" stay away
and kknock" those of us who de
sire to make Columbus the me
tropolis of east Mississippi, add
more industries and increase
your real estate 50 per cent
more this year. Every industry
established here gives promise of
success. I have personally in
vestigated the condition of each
one of them. " Every citizen who
invested will get the dividends
promised and expected. This
notice is issued to every citizen
of Columbus. Not especially to
the man who has money to :
burn' but doesn't like to "smell
the smoke," but the man of
small income, who wants to help
things along and thereby help
himself. We have two or three
factories knocking at our door, a
railroad, and can doubtless do as
well this year as we did last with
half the effort.' If there is a su b
jscriber who contributed to the
Progressive Union last year who
j will sayithat he was not benefitted
j by many times the amount he
' subscribed the Progressive Un
I ion will give him his money back.
jEvery citizen of Columbus is
urgedito be present at this meet
ing. i Walter Weaver,
Mr. T. J. Smith and Miss
Georgia Geatry were married
at the home of the bride's
brother-in-law, Mr. Slaughter,
in the Billups Gate neighborhood
last Wednesday evening. Mr.
Smith is one of the most prom
inent planters in the western
section of the county, being the
owner of a .large farm in the
Artesia neighborhood. His bride
is a native of Virginia and has
been spending the past winter
with her sister, Mrs. Morris.
She is a refined and highly cul
tured lady and has made many
friends since coming to Mississ
ippi. The Dispatch tenders to
the newly wedded pair its con
gratulations and best wishes for
a long life of connubial bliss.
Messrs. Kelly and Pope, the
cement contractors, have an ad.
in this issue which every one
should read. Nothing adds more
to the beauty of a home than ce
ment walks and curbings, and
these gentlemen are prepared to
do all kinds of work in this line
promptly and at reasonable
The board of directors of the
C5Tumbus Opera House Company
will meet next Wednesday for
the purpose of leasing the opera
house for next season. It is un
derstood that there will be quite
a number of bidders.
Last Friday was St. Patrick's
Day, and though the event was
not elaborately celebrated in Co
lumbus there were shamrocks
and other boutonnieres in evi
dence on the lappels of many
Mrs. Charles Worrell and Mrs.
Ada Earnest, of Birmingham,
are in the city, having been call
ed here by the illness of their
mother, Mrs. Susan Smith, who
we are glad to learn is improving.
Greatest Musical Organization Ever in Mississippi
Will Appear at Industrial Institute and College.
The Dispatch is in receipt of a telegram from Mr. R. A. Car
son, secretary of the Industrial Institute and College Lyceum As
sociation, stating that Tuesday, May 2nd, has been definitely fixed
as the date on which the famous Pittsburg Orchestra will appear
here. Mr. Carson is now making a tour through Texas in the in
terests of the New Dixie Lyceum Bureau, of which he is one of the
officials, and the telegram was sent from Tyler. Texas, in compli
ance with the request of The Dispatch that the paper be informed
of the date of the appearance of the attraction here just as soon as
the same was definately decided upon.
The Pittsburg Orchestra is without question one of the largest
and most expensive musical organizations in existence and in the
tour of the South which is about to be undertaken only the largest
and most important cities are to be included. It was only by the
offer of a large guarantee that the company was secured for Colum
bus, and it is expected that the concert here will be heard by
music loving people from all sections of the State.
Accompanying the Pittsburg Orchestra is Madam Gadski, who
as a soloist is second only to Melba, and the pleasure to be derived
from listening to her splendid voice will be by no means an insig
nificant one.
The coming of the orchestra will be an event of unusual im
portance as it will mark the opening of the new music hall which
has recently been erected at the Industrial Institute and College.
This is by far the handsomest building in the South devor.ed ex
clusively to music, and wThen the Pittsburg Orchestra appears
there on May 2 the people of Columbus will be afforded their first
opportunity to see and admire the building. Both President Kin
cannon, of the College, and Secretary Carson, of the Lyceum Asso
ciation, have worked zealously and untiringly to secure this splen
did attraction, and that their efforts are appreciated will be evinced
by the large and brilliant audience that will gather for the purpose
of listening to the concert.
Lodge Lore.
There was a meeting of Colum
bus Lodge No. 555, B. P. O. E.,
last Thursday night at which
time Messrs. C. R. Richards and
J. D. Hay ward, Jr., were initiat
ed into the mysteries of Elkdom.
At the conclusion of the meeting
tue members of the lodge enjoy
ed a social session.
Hon. T. B. Franklin, of this
city, Grand Master of the Grand ,
Masonic Lodge of the State, has
during the past week been iij
conference with Grand Secre- j
tary Frederic Speed in regard !
to the selection of the new Dis
trict Deputy Grand Masters,
the names of whom will be an
nounced at an early date. In
conformance with a resolution
adopted at the recent meeting of
the Grand Lodge in Jackson
thirty District Grand Masters
are to be appointed instead of
twelve as heretofore, and the !
Grand Master and Grand Secre
tary are now engaged in the
rather tedious task of redisrict
ing the State, dividing into equal
jurisdictions the three hundred
or more local lodges in the com
monwealth. When this task is
completed the new appointees
will be named, as it is stated
that Grand Master Franklin has
already practically decided who
the new officials are to be.
Mr. Nicholas H. Butler, who
recently resighed as engineer at
the city waterworks, left last
Thursday night for Birmingham,
where he will enter a hospital
and remain until he .recovers
from the injuries sustained as
the result of a recent accident
at the waterworks. During his
residence in Columbus Mr. But
ler made many friends who sin
cerely regret his departure and
who wish him much success in
the future.
Miss Annette Schilinger, an
experienced trimmer from Chi
cago, who is to have charge of the
Millinery department of The
Woman's Store during the com
ing season, has arrived in the city
to assume the duties of her new
Architect R. H. Hunt, of Chat
tanooga, has been spending the
past few day in the city.
The Head Camp Adjourns.'
The Head Camp of Mississip
pi Woodmen has adjourned after
a most delightful session held
in Natchez, Miss. There were
about two hundred delegates
present from all sections of the
State and the session lasted
three days, the people of theCitv
on the Hill vieing with each oth
er in making the meeting one of
the most delightful of any similar
gathering ever held in the State.
There were boat rides and ban
quets, theatrical entertainments
and trolley excursions, a repro
duction of some of the Mardi
Gras features and a ball and
Dutch supper, besides all kinds
of social attentions to make the
visitors' stay pleasant.
The Head Camp 'decided to
meet in Greenwood, Miss., two
years hence and after transact
ing the business before the body
adjourned. The election of olli
cers resulted in the selection of
J. W. Collier of Vicksburg as
Head Consul and among the oth
er elections was the re-election of
Sovereign S. L. Caine of this
city to the position of delegate to
the Sovereign Camp which is to
meet in Chattanoogain May. Mr.
Caine had two opponents, men
especially strong over the State
and he won out after a spirited
fight by a majority of twenty
three votes, his friends every
where working loyally for his
Mr. H. F. Sim rail of this city
was endorsed for reelection to
his present position as Sover
eign Escort and his paper the
Woodmen Advocate was made
the official organ of the order in
this State and it was commended
to the support of Woodmen
everywhere. The Columbus
delegates returned on Friday
night and all agree that they had
a most delightful session.
Mr. W. R. Moody has been
spending the past few days in
the country, and duriog his ab
sence his position at the Mobilf
and Ohio freight depot has been
filled by Mr. D. J. Sessums.
Mr. Roy. Weaver, of Nash
yilJe, Ark., is expected to arrive
in the city tomorrow for an ex
tended visit to the family of his
uncle, Rev. J. B. Oakley.

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