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TTT Do You Want Vjjj Anything? Have You Any thing for Sale? Try Our Columns :: TTT Your Want, jJ For Rents and For Sale. Will Bring Reulti in The Columbus Dispatch PRICE: FIVE CENTS TWENTY-EIGHTH YEAR. COLUMBUS. MISSISSIPPI. THURSDAY, JUNE 13. 1907. JUDGE JEFF TRULY REPORTED CORRECT THE VERY LEARNED AND ELU SIVE JUDGE DID SAY THIS COUNTY HOARDED HER SCHOOL MONEY. For Her Superintendent to Fatten lTfn Serious Charge Against Several of the Counties of Commonwealth. The Vicksburg Herald of Friday has the following: The Herald has received a communication from the county of Lowndes which reads in part as follows: "When Truly spoke in Vicksburg there appeared in the Herald's write up of - the speech the statement that he said that he was opposed to the school fund money being hoarded in counties like Monroe and Lowndes for county superintendents to fatten upon the interest thereof, or words to that effect. This has hurt Truly very much with his small following in this county. One of Truly's friends has written him about it and he has de nied making the statement, saying that the Herald has distorted it, etc." The correspondent wants to know the facts in the case. The facts are given in the following statement by R. Leighton C. Barret, city editor of the Herald: "The main fact In the case is that Judge Truly made the statement ac credited to him and made it in such language that he elicited the applause of his supporters in the audience. By no amount of equivocation or denial can he get around this assertion, which was made before several hun dred citizens of Vicksburg. "I reported the meeting and Judge Truly's address, and the report was a fair one in every particular. Beyond a general desire to furnish an accu rate report I had a further incentive in the fact that Judge Truly had charged that in its news columns the Herald had misrepresented several of his speeches made in other places. I wished to show the people of Vicks burg by the correctness of my report what dependence could be placed in the charge of misrepresentation made by Judge Truly. Indeed, so particu lar was I concerning this matter that I would far rather have committed an error favorable to Judge Truly than one which could have been con strued as injurious to him. "Previous to attending the meet ing I was informed that in discussing the question of the distribution of the school funds Judge Truly made severe strictures on counties which in his opinion were receiving a larger portion of the school fund than they were entitled to. I was also informed ihat when he was in one part of the State he would name different coun ties from those he mentioned when in another part of the State, seldom if ever criticising the counties which were a part of the territory in which the particular speech was made. I was further informed that when in any county he was accused of having placed it on his list of the unright eous he would unhesitatingly deny that he had ever made reference to that county. "Under these circumstances, when I went to the Truly meeting at the Vicksburg opera house, I carried with me a firm determination to pay par ticular attention to the names of the counties which were the objects of his strictures on that particular oc casion. I recorded the names of these counties as they fell from the lips of Judge Truly and took down and published the exact ""words of the statement with regard to the county school superintendents 'growing fat on the interest.' "No complaint concerning this re-? port ever reached the Herald from any of the friends of Judge Truly and the judge himself waits until nearly a month after the publication to ques tion any of the statements contained in it. Being brought before the bar of public judgment in Lowndes coun ty, he pursues the course which I was informed he had pursued on previous occasions. "Such petty mendacity, to say the least, ill becomes a candidate for the office of governor of a great State. "R. Leighton C. Barret, "City Editor. Vicksburg Herald." The paragraphs In the Herald re port which refer to the matter In question are as follows: "Judge Truly said that, like other men, lie was sorry for the sins of his youth and would plead the statute of limitations of twenty years In his de fense. His next remark was: I am a country raised, piney woods chap. I don't come to you riding on an Illi nois Central pass; I am neither a pugilist nor duelist, but a plain, ver bal citizen.' "At this point the speaker launch ed forth into a discussion of the ques tion of the distribution of the school fund, arguing that more of it should go to the white children. He was very severe on the counties north of Vicksburg, saying that they had squandered the school funds that had been given to them. Such counties as Monroe, Lowndes and Tallahatch ie, said he, had more left over than some other counties received. This money, said the speaker, should not have been left hoarded in banks 'for county superintendents of education to grow fat on the interest.' The money should have been given to the boys of Warren and Jefferson. He then stated that the school money was wasted in nine counties north of Warren. He wanted a change in the law so that all counties could have equal school terms and so that the teachers could be paid according to their grades." Cumberwortli-Jolmson. Mr. Emmet Cumberworth and Miss Lavinia Johnson were married at the home of the bride's brother-in-law, Mr. A. J. Burrage, last Wednesday evening, the ceremony having been performed by Father Greimel, priest of the Catholic Church of the Annun ciation. Both the contracting parties are well known and excedingly pop ular throughout the city, and quite a number of their friends were in vited to witness the ceremony. The bride is an exceedingly pretty and vivacious young lady, while Mr. Cum berworth is a most worthy young man, being capable, energetic and trustworthy. He has a lucrative po sition as superintendent of the local mill of the refuge Cotton Oil Com pany, and as a testimonial of the confidence and esteem in which he is held by the officials received from them a handsome chest of silver as a wedding present. At the conclusion of the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Cumberworth left for the exposition at Jamestown, where their honeymoon will be spent. Hon. T. J. Buchanan Dead. Okolona, Miss., June 6. This com munity was greatly shocked by the sudden death of Hon. T. J. Buchanan, while attending United States court at Oxford. Mr. Buchanan was the assistant United States attorney for Mississippi. He was one of the most popular men in North Mississippi and ranked high in the legal profession, both as to legal ability and the high est observance of legal ethics. He had practiced in Okolona for more than a quarter of a century. The pall bearers were appointed by the Confederate Veterans' Camp of his home town. The Riflemen's Rail. The ball which was given at Lake Park last Wednesday night under the auspices of the Columbus Riflemen was well attended, and was a great success. The floor of the pavilion has been recently dressed and is in excellent condition for dancing. The music wTas furnished by the Lake Park orchestra, under the direction of Prof. Tamanac. The Gem Rink. The Gem Rink will be open every night this week, except Tuesday and Friday nights, and lovers of skating will find polite attendants present to wait upon them. Admission only 25 cents, which includes skating privi leges. Mrs. Charles Cuniberwrorth, of Bir mingham, and Miss Pearl Messina, of Appalachicola, Fla., are visiting Mrs. Arthur Lussey, having come to Col umbus to be present at the wedding of Mr. Emmet CumberwTorth and Miss Johnson, which was solemnized last Wednesday evening. The news of the marriage of Miss Alma Newburger, of Louisville, to Mr. Robert Cohen, of Memphis, will be Interesting news to many friends of the bride In this city, she having visited here on many occasions. The marriage was celebrated in Louisville on Thursday last. Mr. John A. Stinson, of this city, has been out over the State on a trip In the interest of his marble works in this city, and is again welcomed home. The friends of Mrs. D. S. McClana han are gratified to learn that she is convalescent after an attack of mala rial fever. Mrs. E. W. Burris left on Friday for a visit to relatives in Tuscaloosa. MR. J. V. ALBRIGHT ACCIDENTIA SHOT FORMER RESIDENT OF COLUM BUS MET SUDDEN DEATH WEDNESDAY LAST AT DOUGLAS, ARIZ. Deceased Was the Son of Mr. J. L. S. Albright, Local Agent of South ern Express Co., and Had Many Friends Here. A telegram was received in the city Thursday morning announcing the sudden death of Mr. John W. Al bright, which occurred at his home in Douglas, Arizona, at noon on Wed nesday last, and which resulted from the accidental discharge of a shotgun. It seems that Mr. Albright was out hunting, and that, from some un known cause, his gun was discharged, inflicting the wound which later re sulted in his death. Ml Albright was the son of Mr. J. L. S. Albright, the local agent of the Southern Express Company, who was out of the city when the tele gram announcing his son's death ar rived, having left the previous day for a visit to Hot Springs. The mes sage was delivered at his residence, and the distressing news which it contained was a great shock to the members of the family. Miss Kate Albright, a sister of the dead man, who taught school in Douglas during the past winter, had just taken her departure for Columbus, and was on the road when the accident occurred. She left her brother in the best of health, and was stunned at the an nouncement of his tragic death. The deceased was reared in Colum bus, and was loved and respected by all who knew him. He possessed a genial disposition and a big heart, and made friends readily, having en joyed the confidence and esteem of all who knew him. Mr. Albright was for a number of years employed as an express messenger on the South ern Railway between Greenville and Birmingham, and relinquished this run to accept a lucrative position as city solicitor for the Southern Ex press Company in Memphis. After having remained several years in the Bluff City his health begain to fail, and he secured the agency of the Wells - Fargo Express Company at Douglas, Arizona, where he has since resided. Mr. Albright, who at the time of his death was thirty - two years of age, is survived by a widow and one child. His wife was formerly Miss Jessie Randolph, of Memphis, and she and her child wrere on a visit to relatives in that city when the ac cident which 'resulted in her hus band's death occurred. The body has been shipped to this city, his old home, and It is expected to arrive on Tuesday next. At this hour it is impossible to announce the hour of the funeral, which will be held from the First Presbyterian church. Mr. J. L. S. Albright, the father of the dead man, who as stated above left Wednesday for Hot Springs, was intercepted at Memphis by a telegram announcing his son's death. He re turned to Columbus on Friday night, having been accompanied by his daughter-in-lawT, Mrs. J. W. Albright, who was in Memphis at the time that her husband met with the fatal acci dent. Miss Katie Albright, who was on the road at the time of her broth er's death, has also reached the city. Hi Hi iti Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi i Hi Hi An Eleaant H on tKe HigHlands I Eight rooms, fine neighborhood, high, dry and healthy; one-half square goes with this home and there are three desirable lots which can be sold off the same. Owner wishes to sacrifice and the terms will be made extremely reason able. See us for further information. Maer Realty Company C OLUMBUS. Phone Canning Factory to Start Up. There was a meeting of the officials of the Columbus Canning Company at the city hall yesterday, which was held for the purpose of making ar rangements to begin the operation of the canning factory. A letter was read from Mr. L. Oliver, of Macon, who has been employed to act as bus iness manager, stating that he will be in Columbus on June 15th. Mr. Oliver is a man of splendid business ability, and will be assisted by an ex pert, who will be employed until lo cal operatives have been taught to do the wrork. The company has ample financial backing, and is in the hands of men of fine business ability, so that its success is assured. Preparations for starting up will commence on June 17th, and the, active operation of the factory will commence between July loth and August 1st. Harris-Verner. Mrs. Rowena Verner has announc ed the approaching marriage of her daughter, Miss Willie Birtra, to Mr. DeWitt C. Harris, which happy event will be solemnized at the home of the bride in Aberdeen on Wednesday, June 26th, at 3:30 o'clock in the af ternoon. Mr. Harris is a prominent young business man of this city, be ing a brother of Mr. T. W. Harris, of the Winston-Harris Hardware Co. He is a young man of fine habits and splendid ability, and has numerous friends who congratulate him upon having won the heart and hand of such a charming young lady. Miss Verner formerly lived here, and many Columbians remember her as one of the city's prettiest and most attract ive young ladies.- She not only has personal beauty of far more than the ordinary degree, but is a young lady possessing an amiable disposition and affable manners, and is esteemed and admired by all who know her. The Dispatch joins the numerous friends of the young couple in ex tending congratulations and best wishes for a long and happy married life. Picnic at Lake Park. A merry crowd of young people en joyed a picnic at Lake Park last Wed nesday. The picnic was given in honor of Misses Lucile Maxwell and Lucile Hester, of Tuscaloosa, and the party, which was chaperoned by Mrs. H. J. Dashiell and Mrs. I. H. Sykes, included Misses Rosalie Rhett, Mary Woodie Betts, Lucile Maxwell, Fran ces Dashiell, Henrietta Craddock, An na Terrell Hamilton, Louise Wood, Messrs. Julian Hopkins, Roger Man ning, Cornell Franklin, Ellis Rhett, Leonard Brooks, Eugene Hayeslett, and Herman Owen. Columbus is rapidly becoming a market for trucking, and every year finds this industry on the Increase. One of the most successful truckers In this section is Mr. M. V. Friday, and he brought to this office a cab bage of the Charleston Wakefield va riety yesterday which w7as a monster of its kind, the vegetable weighing seventeen and a half pounds and measuring over twenty-four inches in diameter. It was a curiosity and was admired by gardeners and truckers who were in the city yesterday. Mrs. Minnie Worrell Hury and daughter, Miss Kate, of Birmingham, are in the city, the guests of Mrs. Ida Marks. Mrs. Manuel Dandelake returned home on Friday last from a visit to friends and relatives in Water Valley. or Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi to to MISSISSIPPI 22 TOOK ONLY ONE GAME FROM MOBILE THIS WAS THE REST THAT THE COLUMBUS TEAM COULD DO WHILE ON THEIR TRIP LAST WEEK. Club Will be at Home All the Week, Playing Mobile and Jackson; Dowling and Jones Are Now With the Team. After a run of hard luck in Gulf port, where the Columbians played good ball, but invariably lost, they went to Mobile Thursday and won the opening game with the Oyster men. It was a hard fought game, and up to the ninth inning neither side had scored. In the first half of the ninth, Columbus scored a run, having been made by Andrews, who has been holding down second base since Huber left the team, Jones hav ing been transferred to short, and who, by the way, has been playing fast ball. In her half of the ninth Mobile succeeded in filling the bases, with none down, but Jones, Manush and Andrews pulled off a triple play which retired the side and won the game in a blaze of glory. Thursday's game in detail: Mobile: AB It H PO A E Thornton, c. f. . . 3 Breyette, s. s. . . 4 McCay, 2 b 4 Kemmer, lb... 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 o 1 1 1 1 0 6 s 1 2 0 0 0 15 Hoffman, 3b.. Fritz, c Adamina, 1. f . . Boyd, r. f Nolly, p 4 o Totals 2 9 0 7 27 20 4 Columbus: AB II 11 PO A E Dowling, c. f . . . 4 0 0 1 t 0 Manush, 3 b 4 0 2 4 1 Andrews, 2 b. . . 4 1 1 3 1 Wright, lb 4 0 113 McDivitt, 1. f . . . 3 0 0 0 0 0 Jones s. s 4 0 0 4 0 .Turner, c 4 0 0 2 1 May, r. f 3 0 1 2 1 0 Meredith, p 3 0 2 0 0 0 Totals 33 1 5 27 17 1 Score by innings: I J Mobile 00000000 0 0 Columbus.. 0000 0 000 1 1 Summary: Stolen base Manush. Sacrifice hits Thornton, McDivitt. Double play May to Wright. Triple play Jones to Manush to Andrews. Struck out by Nolly 1, by Meredith 1. Bases on balls off Meredith 2. Hit by pitcher Fritz (2) by Mere dith. Time, 1:43. Umpire, Bailey. Mobile shut Columbus out Friday afternoon,' having made four runs, while not a single one of Wright's men crossed home plate. The team was in a crippled condition, there having been a pitcher in the field and a catcher on second base. Notwith standing their crippled condition the boys put a good game in the field, but failed to get in any effective stick work. Ray, who pitched for the Oys termen, yielded but six hits, three of which were made by Dowling. Friday's game in detail: Mobile: AB It H PO A E Thornton, c. f... 4 0 0 2 0 0 Breyette, s. s. . . 4 1 2 0 4 0 McCay, 2 b 4 2 1 2 2 0 Kemmer, 1 b... 2 0 1 12 0 0 Hoffman, 3 b ... 4 0 1 2 2 0 Fritz, c 4 0 0 5 1 0 Adamina, 1. f . . . 4 0 1 3 0 0 Boyd, r. f 3 0 1 0 0 0 Ray, p 2 1 1 1 5 0 Totals 31 4 8 27 14 0 Columbus: AB R H PO A E Dowling, c. f . . . 4 0 3 2 0 1 Manush, 3 b. ... 4 0 0 0 1 0 Andrews, 2b... 4 0 1 4 3 1 Wright, lb 4 0 1 8 1 0 McDivitt, 1. f . . . 3 0 1 2 1 0 Jones, s. s 3 0 0 3 0 1 Turner, c 3 0 0 3 2 0 May, r. f 3 0 0 1 0 0 Brown, p 3 0 0 1 4 1 Totals. . . . 0 G 2 1 12 4 R Score by innings Mobile. . . . Columbus. 1010 0 200 x 4 00000000 0 0 Summary: Stolen bases McCay, Breyette, Adamina, Dowling, McDiv itt. Sacrifice hits Jones, Kemmer, Ray. Two base hit Dowling. Doub le play Ray to Hoffman. Struck out by Ray 3, by Brown 2. Base on balls off Brown 1. Time of the game, 1:25. Umpire, Bailey. Columbus lost again Saturday af ternoon, Mobile having won by a score of four to two. May was in tho box for the locals, and pitched good ball, having yielded only four hits, but costly errors lost the game. The score by Innings: R II K Cols... 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 02 7 .", Mobile. 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 x 4 4 1 Batteries: May and Turner, Bru- ner and O'Bryan. Mobile open a series of three games with Columbus on tho Lako Park diamond Monday afternoon, and President Banks says his team is booked to take all three games. Ne gotiations with some fast players are now pending, and it is possible that one or two new faces will be seen in the lineup Monday afternoon. Fol lowing the Mobile series, Jackson comes for three games, and it 1 .4 hoped that Columbus will be able to secure all three of the games from the Blind Tigers. Work to Begin Smii. Work on the magnificent edifiro which is to be erected by tffe congre gation of the First Baptist church at the corner of Seventh street and North Second avenue will begin at ati early date. Arcr'tect. Hunt, who was commissioned to prepare plans, for the new church, has not .vet complet ed his work, but workmen will begin to tear down the old building this week, and by the time its demolition is completed the first floor plans will be ready, and the work of making excavations for the foundation will begin. The new church will be Goth ic in design, and will be one of the handsomest edifices in the State. It will be so constructed that the main auditorium and Sunday school room can be thrown into one a pa if .Tin at , which will be capable of seating fif teen hundred ople. The on' rait for the election of 1 1 1 - new lu ild i rig has not as yet been awarded, i'M . 1 soon as the plans a re couipl- : ! t!; nward will be mad.' and wo: ! v. ill be pushed rapidly forwatd. PaMor fall'd. Rev. C. C. War of I a i n ' on , Ky., has been called to the pulpi' of the Christian church in this ity, which has been vacant since the res ignation of IJev. M. H. Armour 1 1 September. Mr. Ware is a graduate of the Kentucky Theological Semi nary, and is said to be an earnest, consc ientious and z alous oung man, full of enthusiasm regarding his work, and it is believed that his lab ors here will be crowned with suc cess. Mr. Ware will arrive in Colum bus this week, and will deliver hU first sermon here next Sunday, June, sixteenth. ' A change of interest to financial circles was the recent sale of th Alicevelle Bank fc Trust Company to Mr. A. H. Dabhs, of Carroliton. Mr. Dabbs is a prominent iinnnci r of Pickens county, being not only j .resi dent of the Aliceville bank, hut t 1 banks at Carrollton and eu lo well. Mr. John T. (Vjiiin, t!, : -tiring president of thr- bat.' , an nounced as a reason for --el ling o : his interest, together with ?! . of the other directors, was that hi; rail road enterpri-e eiigro-,.il hi--, tine- .- much that lie did not have ti: give to the bank dute The '.Hi' of the bank and is cotidi' ion . - re attested by the prb e that t h- vm-:, brought, the sale h-ing made at !.' for the C per c nt. of sto. k v. hi. h changed hands. Father Tyrell. who has I.e. n , Sev ering a series of s rmon at the .,'! olic Church of the Annunciation ,j r Ing the past wee1,, will lo hi en gagement here today, holding hi final service at ten oY!o k tLU morn ing. Father Tyrell is one of th. mo-" learned, as well as one of the mo eloquent, divines that ha- - v i -ited Columbus, and tho-.- who f ' to hear him missed an in !! u il treat. His sermon f-ho.ve,! . . thought and careful sf udv, ami -. : both entertaining and imt r . i ; - . First Methodist h ir L, J.f . ! for Jackson, w h'-re (;. i ? i m-.: ; deliver the an Tina! - : mou ' :-e r Young Men's (,'h : ; t m u A - .. I . ' Millsaps Co ! g . On ,-.iiri'. Shoaff's absr r.f e tr.ete w ill 1,.- r vices at the First M. ?!;o !i-t !, ar. either this morning or fonihv Dr. and Mrs. Beverly M. L igl;, "i Meridian, are tho guest of j-. Leigh's parents, Capt. and Mrs. F. M. Leigh, at their home on the High lands. Miss Fanny Robertson spent a few days in the city last week as the fr.es t of Mrs. Jack Smith.