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COLUMiiUS, MISSISSIPPI, THURSDAY, APRIL 3. I90o. PRICE: FIVE CENT CITY COUNCIL MONTHLY MEETING HELD. THE ODD FELLOWSHIP ANNIVERSARY. The City Fathers Provided for a Park and Discussed the Sprinkling' Contract. fProbable That It Will Occur in This City and Will Bring an Immense Throng Here. c Ever since Mayor Gunter was inducted into office three years ago he has been urging the necessity of providing a public park for the people of Columbus, and his efforts in this direct reached a successful consummation last Tuesday night, when at their regular monthly meeting the City Council decided to lease from Mrs. 8. B. Bradford the property nt the corner of Market street and South Fourth avenue known as Bradford Square for use as a park. The lease is for a term of live years, and as compensation for use of the property Mrs. Bradford is to be relieved of the payment of all tax es thereon. TIhe property is admirably adapted for the purpose for which it is been secured. It is centrally located, being only two blocks Istant from Main street, and at the same time is in a quiet neigh orhood where one can enjoy the beautiful surroundings in peace .d quietude. The park, which is already beautifully shaded, will i graded and sodded and a system of cement walks put in. A mber of electric lights will be installed and the place will be fit 4. X utp with every comfort and convenience for pleasure seekers d for those who may go there in seach of rest after a hard day's l x - ' i (to'i. y. c. Richard appeared before the the Council as the repre- j i .Native of a number of the citizens who it seems are not satisfied till lUc lcruiS Ul IUC UUifUi at.u n. wu j wv .,j wuu vtu- il with Mr. J. W. Gardner for the sprinkling of the streets. The o ejection raised by Col. Riehaids is that the agreement is not sat iA factory on account of the fact that the owners of large parcels of ;ound will have to pay the same price for sprinkling as do the r . - -.1 1 ? r-v n A A ar-i rrorl rr nc h (Trod t honofi t -f r-ntn thl 3 sprinkling. After a short discussion of the matter tne coun cilV decided to postpone all action until next Monday night, when a sp ecial meeting will be held for the purpose of making final dispo sitVion of the question. The citizens of Columbus are invited to be prt sent at this meeting, and a fair and equitable adjustment of the master will doubtlessbe arranged. " Al fter the discussion of several matters of minor importance the couUcil adjourned until 7:30 o'clock Thursday night. Alt the meeting Thursday night a communication was received front i the Arkay Stave and Heading Company, stating that they j were ' about to erect a large tank at their plant in the southeastern ; portion of the city, and would furnish the city with water for fire j purposes provided that the council would purchase and have in stalled a tire hydrant. jUpon motion, the proposition of the Arkay Stavel and Heading Company was, accepted with thanks, and the tire committee was instructed to purchase a hydrant and have the same linstalled at the most central point available. The! request of Mrs.L eech for permission to erect a stable on a parcel i ground at a point near the corner of First street and South! Filth avenue was referred to the street committee. Upol i motion, the Pastors' Alliance was granted permission to erect at tent on Bradford Square for the purpose of holding a series of revival meetings. The ireport of the city marshal of the property sold for delinquent taxes wfas received and approvtd. The c ity treasurer was instructed to return to Mr. J. G. Wood the amo unt of overcharge made on water rent. The bBnd submitted by E. S. Donnell, city marshal and tax col lector, whth the American Guarantee Company as surety thereon was recelived and approved. Upon naotion, it was ordered that the Bauscher Carnival Compa ny, whiclu apseared here last week under the auspices of the local lodge of tlhe Independent Order of Beavers, be relieved of the pay ment of alll privilege license. Upon na otion, the council adjourned until 8 o'clock Friday night. The council met again at 8 o'clock Friday night, but little busi ness of imlportance was transacted, the whole meeting having been levoted tot examining and approving the regular monthly accounts. The fhpanee committee, which was sometime since empowered j xnake a contract for the erection of a city prison, reported that hey had bids from three contractors. These were read before the nril buti no definite action was taken. The committee was con- : S V - " I inued. The masyor was requested to cite the members of the board of ieath to that chapter of the city ordinances prescribing their duties nd to inform them that hereafter the same would be rigidly en- rced. i upon motion, the council adjourned until 8 o'clock. Monday - :ght. ,1 - THE DISPATCH CONTINUES JO GROW. The Dispatch continues to grow. As an evidence of this fact nf, tnP month of March this paper paid for six hundred and -PC pounds of mail matter at the local postoffice, the largest j postage, bill in its history, covering a period of twenty six :; , It must be understood that this was for papers sent out dditiotk f toe thousands sent to the people of this county upon vn res-te i raid and the thousands distributed by carriers his city- , The v'h week $r,w a large number of people enrolled as new - 'n the lists are increasing daily Among those who "d their names to our lists are: W. B. Peebles, d, City; J. P. Murray, Caledonia; J. R. Gilmer, field, City; Mrs. Eliza Hackleman, Roxton, Tex vitt, City; J. B. Dowdle,City; Mrs. S. B. McGee, :us Mr "ins, City; J. E Mason, Mason, City; C. A. i CJ 1 City; W. A. Brown," City; A. B. Gard Minter City, Miss., and others. : r -ff . A i . Jfc a .-m ti -n-1..,,, 5j -J channa Gadski, jthe igreat soloist, appearing in this city .on May 2nd with the Pittsburg Orchestra. COLUMBUS' GREAT CELEBRATION MAY 2. Coming of Pittsburg Orcnestra and Madam Gadski Will be Welcome J by Thousands. May the second promises to he a red letter day in the history of this beautiful little city and it is sure to be thronged with vis itors from every nook and corner otthe State. The occasion will be the dedication of the Tempk of Mush- at the Industrial College, the beautiful building which will be opened on that occasiou. In addition to the great musical U assured the public in the com ing of the famous Pittsburg on-hestra, with Emul Paur conduct ing, accompanied by that inc in pirable soloist, Madam Johanna Gadski, it is more than proba t w f ,at those who are here will have the opportunity of hearing l! V rate's two most brilliant sons, tloii. Jub. Iv. urduuiuU uuii iiuu. .irp Williams. The coming of the Pittsburg orchestra is a history making oc casion in the musical annals of Mississippi. It is seldom, indeed, that the great organizations like this are heard outside of the large cities and their visit to Columbus is only assured upon the largest guarantee ever placed in this city. Accompanying the orchestra will be Madam Gadski, who in concert work ranks with all of the great artist of the day. Her singing here will be a distinct event serving to distinguish this city as one of the musical centres of the South. Another feature of the day will be, probably, the addresses by Hon. Jas. K. : Vardaman andllou. John Sharp Williams. The Dis patch has invited both of them to address the farmers of this sec tion upon that occasion and if they accept the invitation a tremendous gathering is looked for. Mr. Williams has an engagement at Cor inth for the 2nd but Hon. Walter Weaver has written him appeal ing to him to come here and as he has never spoken in Columbus and this section it is more than likely he will change his dates and accept the invitation. Hon. Jas. K. Vardaman has done good work ovar the State in the cotton movement and both gentlemen would be eagerly listened to if they will agree to speak. While the meet ing is devoid of political significance it is generally understood that in the event that Senator Money is not a candidate for re elec tion both of these distinguished gentlemen will be in the race to succeed him and this fact adds greatly to the interest and impor tance of their visit. It is hoped that both will be heard from this week and definite announcements can be made in the matter. A MUSIC FESTIVAL FOR COLUMBUS. Interest in the forthcoming engagement of the Pittsburg Orches tra in this city has been so widespread and has become so great that those in charge of the entertainment and the College, under whose auspices the entertainment will be given, havi decided to make it the beginning of a "May Music Festival" fori this institu tion and this city which will be given each May. It isltheir inten tion to have a concert on the evening of Monday, May ust, at the College at which several of the College celebrities will lappear as sisted by notable artists from other places and this will formerly inaugurate the movement. Extensive notices will be madl of the entertainment later. N PROMISE OF A GREAT REVIVAL. No religious movemeut in years promises so much for jthe de velopment of Columbus as the great revival to be held during May, a concerted effort of all the churches. Already considerable inter est is being manifested in the preparations which are being! made by the committees named in Sunday's issue now vigorously at work, at their respective tasks. f A men's prayer meeting has been inaugurated by th- se in charge of the promotion of the undertaking, the 5rst .sess on of which will be held at the First Baptist church tomorrow nlht at eight o'clock. At this time the work thus far done by the commit tees will be reported, and further plans for the movement di scuss ed. Every man interested in the work attempted, as allshoHld be, is urged to be on hand Monday night. 1 , The Grand Master has sent forth his Droeiamation mllinp- nmn the member of the order to celebrate the 87th annivprsarv nf n.hi Ftjllowsliip. It has been the custom of the lodges in this section f01r a number of years past to celebrate this occasion with becom Viy exercises and it is more than probable that it will be observed Q llhis good year. Already one lodge, Artesia. No. lt9. has ap pelated a committee to co operate with the committees from the otber lodges in arranging for the anniversary celebration and it is exlJected that the other lodges throughout this section will soon' aPPoint committees to assist in the work. The plan which has proven so acceptable and pooular'in tho yeai-s gone by wilJ, in all probability, be changed somewhat this 1 .f iu uruer w give me members ot tne order from the western section an opportunity to share in the pleasures of the day. Here tofoi.e the lodges from Columbus and others have selected Je mi son's lor New Bethel as the scene of the celebration in order to ac comilaodate the Odd Fellows from Western Alabama, who have al ways! united in the occasion. rhere is a stroner sentiment in all nf th'p. Indfps thi vpnr fnvnr. ms wolumbus as the scene of the celebration. This would enable all thle lodges to meet upon central ground. The Odd Fellows from Artesjia and other places west and south of us could easily reach here, 1 while the members of the order on the line of the South ern ccluia reach this city early on the day of the celebrationreturn 1 lotneir homes on the night train after the celebration is over. It is bjelieved that the lodges at Caledonia, New Hope, in this coun ty; Mclbee, Sunnyside, Gordo and other places in the western sec tion of lAlabama would welcome the opportunity to visit Columbus upon siiCh an occasion. A line program cou Id be arrarged here. The fair grounds CUld 1 secured and a m agnificent basket dinner given. This could by proceeded by a parade and the anniversary exercises with such shjort addresses as are appropriate for the occasion. Union Lodge generally takes th e initiative in this matter and the anniver sary wili come up for discussion to-morrow night. Mm. GREGORY HUMPRIES WAS KILLED Instantly by the Blowing Up of His Engine at Ar tesia Two Other Men Injured. This(iitywas shocked yesterday after torn by the telephonic announcement from Artesia stating that Mr. Gregory Humphries had been iln-stantiy kiled by the blowing up of his engine. He was employed Ks engineer on the switch engine at that place and was engaged irl pUShing a number of cars upon the coal chute when i ee,rribl P. accident occured. His body was blown about two hun dred feet ajad was terribly mangled, death being instantaneous. His nreman, a Wgro named Will Davis, was also badly irjurcd and scalded ancb a conductor, Mr. Dougherty, was also seriously if not fatally iniujred. Following the explosion tire ensued and sever al cars werb destroyed as was also a part of the coal chute The engine wasjblown to atoms. Mr. Humphries was a brother of Mr. Henry Humphries of this city, wllose tragic end by drowning a few weeks ago caused this community such intense sorrow. For a number of years he had been emlpioyed by the M. & O. and he was regarded as one of this road s cjjost deserving and promising young men. He was given the switch engine at the above place and as engineer had been employAd for some time past He wag married seTera yoars ago and he leesagrief strickeQ younfir Wlfe his brothers aml sisters in tniA cjtJ to mourn his untimely death. It is unncces ary to state mat the sympathy of the entire community goesout to tne family in their additional bereavement and sorrow. The in juredj conductor snd fireman were brought' to this city yesterdav afternoon and carried to the infirmary for treatmeat. loeDoay of lMr. Homphries was also brought to this city, tne tunerai arangemeilts at this hour not having been completed BISHOP' The Dispa GALLOWAY TO LECTURE HERE. tcH has secured for a h wortbyand desjerving charities of this city a lecture to be given nuS v Z n rSS renowned acd eminent a man than Bishop Chas. B. fcraJlowky. This profound scholar, great orator and dis tinguished churi.hman states that his time isa1 fiJed untu faJ when he will be jpieased to deliver his latest lecture on Lamar hero. The date and object 0f his engagement in Columbus will be an nounced m due Reason. The Street Springing contract. Some little 4isapprenension exists in the mincis cf the people as to the street Sprinkling con tract, and a word just here is perhaps necessary in ex plan a natlon. The raL applies to residents on both sides of the street, that is for instance: on ana street 120 4et wide the sprinkling rate is cents for each2eetof the street sprin kled. Tins rate apklies to resi. dents on Bth sideeLf the street, really make the U cents for the twenty five feet of a 120 foot street sprinkled. There arc some little objections to the con tract and in some instances it is working a hardship to the property owner who own large tracts, but these will be it is un derstood amicably and satisfac torily adjusted by the Council. Messrs. Sydney R. Prince and J. M. Posey, two well known of ficials of the Mobile A Ohio rail road wish headquartersin Mobile, were inthe city Friday. V X I It