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First National, is taking a vacatit n. Mr. Geo, II. Teasdale has teen uc well for aorae daja pafl, Buffering with throat trouble. Abbott's Eat Indian torn I'atnl I j a j lick cjre f..r Coma, ISiinii ns and Warts. June 29 2w Col. J. O. Bauka aud family leave tomorrow for Ocean Spring where they will remain for a mouth. Mrs. Carr and Mrs. Chambers, of Waver);, Miss., will spend today with the family of Col. J. O. Bulks, before leaving for Ocean Springs, where they will spend the summer. Erysipelas, swolen limb, b.ui sores, scales and scabs on the leg have been eatirely cured by P. P. I'., the most wonderful blood medicine of the day, June 29 2 it An entertainment of some note was given at Muldrow Station lust Friday night by Mrs. Jno. Ervin. Those who kunw Mrs. Ervin know what au ele gaut affair it mutt have been. rrre Motla W liter. On the first day of August we will five away 150 Soda Water Ticket". for further particulars call at store., 70 Main street. b-18-lm 1 EKKY S ATKIN.-JCN Water melons are dirl ctieap now, and can be bought for any price. One wagon load was disposed of at a cent and a quarter a piece yesterday, aud late yesterday afternoon a number were given away.' 1 am an old man and havo b?on a couslaut sufferer with cutarrii for the last ten years. I am entirely cured by tba use of Ely's Cream Ijilm. It is strange that so-simple a lemeiiy will cure so stubborn a diceao. Heury Billings, U. fc. Pension atty, Wash ington D. 0. Juue 29 2w The temporary absence of Dr. John stoD will cause the Baptist church to bo closed this morning during the , church hour. Dr. Johnston is attend ing the 8 tale Baptist Convention at Natchez, and will reluru in time to oc cupy bis pulpit next Sabbath. A ( AKU. I am now prcpaired to make shoes and boots to order. Splendid fits guar anteed, at prices to suit the times. ,Rc- pairing also dune neatly and promptly, at No. 48 Main Street. 7-8'91-Gm S. K. Adams, Rev. R. H. Sanders, of the Cumber land Presbyterian church, was sudden ly called to Starkville hut Thursday by the death of bis father, who had at. tained quite a ripe old agr. Mr. San ders has the sympathy of the commu nity in which be is doing so much good in his misfortune. Bucklens Arnica Salve- Tne Heat Salve in the worM for Cuts, Bruises. Sores, Ulcers, frtlt Khetim, Fever Sores, Tetter, Chapped Hands, Chilblains, Corns, ami all Skin Eruptions, ami posi tively cures Piles, or no pny required. It is guaranteed to give perfect sutistaclion, or money refunded, l'riee 26 cents per box. For sale oy all Drug Stores. May U ly Anthony Misso, the powerful negro that is now in jail awaiting trial cbarg el with robbing the G. P. depot, came very near effecting his escape last Fri day by the use of a piece of iron that be bad managed to secure in some way. His purpose was frustrated by a fellow prisoner who informed on him. tor nate t lire p. A dining table and sevcti chairs, al most as good as new. Apply toll M. Teasdale. 6-10tf Mr. Sam Meek, who left in the ear ly part of the week to resume his work oa the Memphis Sunday Times, re tarded Friday evening very ill with malarial fever. He is at present at his parents borne" in the city, under whtse care it is hoped hia recovery will be speedy. For Male. The nronertv formerly occunied bv R3V. Dr. Teasdale, consisting of halt square of ground with resilience con taining six rooms, outhouses, &c, all in good repair. Also four cnbiu9 of four rooms eicb, yielding a good an nual rental. For terms, Ac, apply to 6-10tf II. M. Teasdale, Agt, Mr. Sam D. Harris is stopping at the Gilmer during his mother's visit to Monleagle, Tenn. The Gilmer seems to be a pleasant summer resort for those whose business will not let them leave Columbus, and there are a large number of young men' at preseut stop ping there. NOTICE TO CITY TAX PAYERS. City tax payers will return their assesment blanks to me at once, or they will be assesed as the law di rects. H. M. Lanier, City Marshal. Memory ol Mrs. Ida itillnpi. With blinded eyes we could not see The ruesdonger God sent, Nor note the length of that glnd light That marked the way they weiit ! But if wc could have seen, li! me, . . Like one who saw of old, Wc would have cried aloud with Joy Such glory to behold. We could not hear with deafened cars One w ord of all their song Nor catch the music as it rolled The vaulted space along! But if we could, what ecutaoy Would thrill our hearts today, To know that rapture of sweet sound Encompassed all her way. With human feet we could not go ' Where she and they w ent in But in that perfect home of God There is no pain no sin. Could we have walked one little step . Along its golden way, We 'd only grieve that longer yet (iod wills us here to stay. To lose the light of earth, that sigTit May see a heavenly throng To lose the sound of earth, that ears May hear an angel song ! To walk no njore with human feet, That we may learn to fly Makes this assurance very sweet, Ourl takes us when we die. Death of irira. Ida Sjkes Itillnps. Our entire community was shocked on Thursday evening last when tho information wont forth from tho griof-encircled residence of Thomas Carlton Billups, that the wife of his bosom the mother of Lib children, and the idol of his heart, was dead. Alout 0 o'clock on Thursday even ing last, this sweet and beautiful hu man llowor, which had shed its frag rance upon one of the lovliost homos of our city for so many years, after an illness of two or .three weeks, and a 6trngglo with that fell disenso ty phoid fever, surrendered her noble spirit to the unerring archer, and by tho soft aud loving hand of her Ma ker was transplanted to His garden in Heaven, there to bloom in ever lasting lovliness aud beauty, to await tho coming of thoso dear ones whom she had left on earth. The hour seemed appropriate to such a death. Just as the sun wus going down, and shedding its even ing rays upon tfc part h," and "tho bright jewelry of heaven was begin ning to deck the blue vault above, . her sweet spirit shook off its tene ment of clay and winged its Way to tho companionship of angels beyond tho skies. In the flush and bloom of early womanhood, 'aurrounded by every thing calculated to make life worth living for, a tender, kind, and do voted husband, sweet aud affection ate children and hosts of loving rel atives and frionds, it does sewni that tho fates were cruel in taking her away. But God does nothing wrong. Everything He does is right, and poor, frail humanity should uncom plainingly yield to his will. In the death of this sweet and no ble woman, so good, accomplished, active and useful, tho words of the poet seemed to be verified: "The good die flint ; But those whose hearts are dry as sum mer's dust Burn'to the Boekets." Mrs. Billups was born in Colum bus, Miss., in February .1858. She was tho daughter of the late James W. and Marcolla Sykes, who, if not natives, were reared in this city. In her early childhood, death deprived her of her parents and she was left solely to the guardian care of hor grandparents, who watched over her, together with an older sister and younger brother, with tender care aud unceasing solicitude and love. Everything that wealth could afford was hers. She had all the advanta ges afforded by the best feluale in stitutions of learning, while her heart training in all tho Christian virtues and graces was thorough, constant and never neglected. From that early period, when she went through her morning and evening worship at her mother's knee, to tho hour when hor -sweet spirit calmly and uncomplainingly recognized tho call of her Maker to "come up higher," she was a devout aud hum ble follower of the meek and lowly Jesus. ' From her early childhood sho was remarkable for a sweet, gentlo and confiding nature, and this grace shone with increasing beauty and peculiar lustre in the tedious hours of her illness. No jetulent expres sion ever escaped her lips; all that was dono for her she regarded, &r well done, and would often sweetly smile and express her thanks. The writer of this brief and im perfect tribute has been struck with her uncommon intellectual powers her sound and cultivated under standing, together with the quickness and ' liveliness of her perception, which gave beauty and brilliancy to her conversational powers, and emi nently fitted her to adorn the social circle, and to give and receive pleas ure from the interchanges of friend ship. In her 18th year she was married to Thos. C. Billups, with whom she lived up to the hour of her death in unalloyed wifely devotion. She left four children and a tender and devo ted husband to mourn her death, to whom sho left tho legacy of a Chr' tian life,; which should constantly shine along their pathway to guide them to the better land to which she has gone. Mrs. Billups was a strict member of the Methodist Episcopal church, to whose tenets and doc trines she was warmly attached and thoroughly devoted, and yet no nar row sectarianism ever marred the symmetry and beauty of her christian lifo. Liberal to all denominations, em inently distinguished for her charity and benevolence to the poor, unosten tatious and unassuming, she moved along the pathways of life leaving in her every step shining evidonces of the christian principles which guided and controlled hor life. Thus bless ed and thus surrounded, it does seem a cruol fate, to be thus cut off, when she had scarcely reached the meridian of life, and yet, this true woman, wife and mother repined not at the decree which called her to resign these enjoyments, "ere the evil days had come, or the years drawn nigh, in which she had no pleasure." Whilo she preferred to live, she fear ed not to die. With gentle and con fiding trust in God as her Father (for sho loved to think of him as such) and in Jesus as her Savior, she faced the King of terrors unappalled and undaunted and shrank not from his icy touch, which, though it withered hor mortal frame, had no powor vet: tho hoavon-bom and heaven-go ing inmato. Our entire community deeply sympathize with the father and grief-stricken children, in their deep and irreparable affliction, and trust that IJ.e, who "tempereth the wind to tho shorn lamb," will ever be with them. The funeral of Mrs. Billups took place on yesterday at tho M. E. Church. Rev. Mr. Oakley preached an eloquent and appropri ate sermon to an immense congrega tion, after which the remains were buried in Odd Fellows Cemetery. Progress. .It is very important in this age of vast material progress that a remedy b3 pleasing to the taste and to the eye, easily taken, acceptable to the stomach and healthy in its nature and effects, possessing these qualities, Syrup of If igs is the one perfect laxative and most gentle diuretic known. 7-7-lm. A Dispatch man sought an inter view with the president pro. tern of the College, Miss M. E. Calloway, yes terday upon matters of general inter est to the public, and more especially upon the suppression of the College Echo, and the question of the presi dency for next session. His effort was unattended with any success, as he fouud out too late and auer warm walk to that Beat of learniog, that Miss Calloway was not in the city, being at her home in Brcoksville, where she is havini? all her mail directed and dis charging all the duties of president pro tern from that place. Rev. Jas. A. Heard, D. D., Flor ence, Ala., used the electropoise for Dyspapsia and General Debility says "I am a walking advertisement for the Electropoise. DuBois & Webb 191 1 J 1st Ave, Birmingham, Ala., will give answer to all inquirers. 7 12 lm Mies Louise Buchauau, one of the most popular and fascinating belles of Memphis, and deservedly so, is in the city visiting her friend, Miss Collins, on College street. Miss Louise was a student at the College for some time and will be remembered by all ber old friends wiih pleasure, who welcome her presence in this city with delight. I suffered for more than ten years with that dreadful disease, catarrh, aud used every available medicine which was recommended to me. I can not thank vou enough for the relief which Ely a Cream Balm has afforded me. Etnauuel Meyers, Wiufield, L.I. JN. Y. June 29 2w y? IJS ttl.lllMiOLl n. V j Aikinn, Jim Hudson, Dr. James ' 1 , -rs have returned from their camp y i. ;, Springs, ar.d it would do yon good lo l.ear Den's rKh stories. I haven't heard tuit one, and tbii on I intend using a a serai provided I can educate my readers' crt vtulity up to that point bordering on be lief. I am at present at work on myself. Keit Wednesday is to be a red letter day in LoieVidcs County politics and I look for ward to the result of the election with nmcta pleasure, because I am confident I bave some friends that will secure the of (Sees they are after. The race will be a close and exciting one from State Senator down to Constable, and some close election eering will be done between now snd the time for casting ballots. The grand dem ocratic rally at the Court House Tuesday night should bring every one out to hear tUespicy speeches that are to emanate from the.various candidates, and I hope to see a large crowd present. A little music would help but greatly and I wonder if the band fannot get together and give us a tune on the occasion referred to. Watt Clay is in town. He is of the illus trious Clay family of Mississippi and needs no introduction to Columbus people, being a son of Dr. Matt Clay, well known in Lowndes. He was one of the attendants at the barbecue and picnic at frowell's the other (fay, and his presence contributed greatly to the pleasure of the day. He is a great joker, and one has only to look into hii rugged butstrong countenance to see lie has an inexhaustible supply of good stories to entertain you wiih. And they are not the funny stories that are published in books, either. No one enjoys a good joke better than Mr. Baldwin, and as he went out with Matt Clay it must be pre sumed he has a good time. J can picture no more refreshing scene to my mind than that of Mr. Baldwin listening attentively to Matt Clay's Jokes, as they rode along the dusty road last Thursday en route to the picnic. I fancy 1 see his countenance beaming with smiles, and see him evapora ting his brow with the end of his linen duster, muttering, ' warm," (sotto voice, rising inflection), periodically between each joke. But I diverge. I was speaking of Mutt Clay, whose good nature and jovial disposition never showed up better than on the occasion referred to. He is one of the men you like to meet in life, for he nftkes thing ploasanter and brighter by his presence The fertility of a man's imagination milst indeed be wonderful for him to .Mil four columns of space with locals, a vast num ber of which are absolutely unknown to anyone but the writer, pud the -thought of drawing on my already overdrawn imagin ation for items to load up Scribbler's col umn, is an unpleasant one, and one that I would much rather relieve my mind of bv postponing the appearance of Scribbler for uotbcj" week, But this cannot be done, fortScribbler's column is i permanent feat ure of the Sunday Dispatch, and peup'a are beginning to look forward to it. I do not flatter myself that this is the result of any particular merit in its writing, but attrib ute it solely to one reason, and that is hu man nut u re. People like to see their names in print, and especially when accompanied by a few adjectives, and as my column heretofere has been a series of compliments, yoti can easily account for its popularity. Hereafter I intend writing what I think regardless, and if it does not meet with your approbation, I hope vou will not wreck your wrath a;ninst this paper by stopping your subscription and not pay ing up what is due. lean conceive of no meaner man than tiio one who stops his paper becaire you have antagonized his opinion or belief, snd then refuses to pay for it. I suppose it is clearly apparent by this time that I have iittle to write about this week, else 1 wouldn't scribble about mean men, delinquent subscribers, et al., and if this is your opinion,-1 can say you are in a large measure correct. I have very little to write about, hut will do my best, so here goes. I would that it were in the power of niy feeble pen to paint a just and wdtthy trib ute to sho that has goae to join the vast unknown! I would that my feeble voice might say a word or sing some song that embodied in it the g.ace and charm of her life! I would that mine eye might express a look that indexed the emotions of sadness that the writer feels! I wish that mine ear might fathom the length and depth of the wave of grief and sadness that has swept this community! Then would I be prepared to speak of her. I stand with that cumber who viewed the beautiful symmetry of hor life from afaroQ. and whose misfortune it was nut to know her better, being scarcely within the vast th long known a her acquaintances. But the memory of this acquaintance comes lo me, forcibly now that Mrs. Ida Rillups is no more; and it shall he cherished by me throught the countless years to come as one of the Bweetest memories of my life. I write now as a Mikado, and shall I tell Scribbler's readers otjutir last meeting with Mrs. Billups?. It was in April a beauti ful April night and a fuirer moonlight never lighted np the spacious flowered yard, as we silently stole our way beneath the window where we commenced our serenade. We had just finished onr last song, when our departure was arrested by Mrs. Billnps, whose cordial invitalien to enter and partake of the dainty lunch set for us knew no refusal, and we entered her beautiful home greeted by a welcome that every feature Sf her beautiful face showed. Aud shall we ever forget the delightful moments spent in the presence of herself and ber beautiful family? lean answer for the Mika.los, No! they will remain with us always. It was when saying good bye that some one suggested that we- sing anothor long, and Fate must have made the selection, for the hidden meaning and significance of our farewell number was never revealed to us until late Thursday evening. We sang fhat beautiful ballad, "Never to Meet Again." 'Wv j'-i I til! .. An important arrest was made by officers Smith and Mungerand Deputy Sheriff Donnell last Friday evening, in connection with the systematic rob bery of the Georgia Tcific depot, when by a clever piece of work Jim Miller, an ex-section boss on the O.I, waa captured. He bad been wanted by ths police for some time Vod it was not until Friday that officers. Munger and Smith, ever alert in the discharge of their duty, caught a glimpse of him as be left an incoming train and took to the woods. A posse was immedi ately organized and started in pursuit, and it was late in the afternoon before be was suddenly found in a small grove near Mr. Mosbey't old place, when be surrendered without any resistance. Miller is what is known asa "bed m'an bit record justly entitling bim to that distinction, and had it not beenUiat he was taken unawares, he would give his arresters a warm reception. A negro by the name of Ed Austin was a'so put behind the bars he being implicated in the robbery. Their trial occurs Monday. P. P. P. makes positive cure of all stages of Rbeumntism, Syphilis, Blood Poison, Scrofula, Oid Sores, Eczema, Malaria and 'Female Complaints. JP. P. P. is a powerful tonic, end an excellent appetner, building up the system rapidly. June 2) 2w Mr. E. C. Chapman left Friday to attend the 27th annual Reunion o his Grand fathers family, Capt. Thos. G. Ezell, on the old plantation near Pick ensville, where the entire family meet every year on the 25tb July. His children and grand children live in several States but be calls them to gether once a year. We are sorry our friend Geo. Ezell can't attend on account of Mr. Snell's ill health. Skin and scalp diseases, the head, at times, a running sore, the body en. tirely covered with sores as large as a quarter of a dollar, aud no medicine bad the desired effect until P.P. P. was taken. The disease yielded at once, and P. P. P. proved itself the best blood purifier of the age. June 29 2w Quite an enjiyable birthday parly waa participated in last Wednesday, the 21st inst. by the many young friends of Miss Julia Hury, in whose honor the party was given by her pa rents Mr. and Mrs. IT. U. Hury." The occasion was that of her 13th birthday. Elegant and dainty refreshments were served, and all kinds of amuseineuts indulged in. Furniture of every grade al Leopold Loeb'. Celebrated Juel B. Frazier, fidttt whiskey in the market at Childers & Walburg's. . Never before introduced here, the celebrated Joel B. Frazier whiskey. Both Bourbon and Rye at Childera & .Walburg's. 7 25 2t Old and Mellow, Joel B. Frazier brand of whiskey at Childei's & Wal burg's. t ard or Thanks. ' I desire through you' psper lo thank tne friends who contributed' re cently to the ladies soliciting funds for the completion oi theCumberland Pres byterian church. I speak for the entire church. R. H. Samlers, Pastor. Latest styles in Oak and Walnut, also imitations, in all kinds of Furni. ture. Call and inspect it. Leopold Loeb. Gen'l Lee made a visit to the A. & M. College last Thursday to gee it everything was alright. Tho pros pect are that next season will be the most prosperous in the history of th's great institution. Joel B. Frazier whiskey has never been brought south before. Try it at Childera & Walburg's. The small boys of the southern por tion of town are largely engaged in tbat sport known as kite firing every afternoon now, and the skies are dot ted here and there with these pleasure givers. An assorted variety of Baby Carri ages and Cribs, at Leopold Loeb's A Columbus negro by the name of Curry was killed at the Coal Mines up on the Georgia Pacifiu last Thursday by being crushed to death by a large lock tbat fell on bim. His remains Were brought here on Friday foriu terment accompanied by a large num ber of the miners and a delegation from some colored society. Many i'ersons are brctoo down I'rffla overwork or household cores. Brown's Iron Bitters Rebuilds the synem, aids direction, removes exceai of bile, an4 cures uauuia. dot Utt gtuiua. B. n B. c. Mrs. M. McGee Snell will leave this week for Nashville, consequently th'a will be the last Sunday for some weeks with the Bible Class. The meeting this morning is for the consideration of the visit of Nicodemua to Christ 9:30 a. m , music; lessen at 10. This after uoon at 4:30 a miscellaneous tneeung during which christian workers will st ent the teacher. Everybody invited. The Furniture Store of Leopold Lr'b is now stocked from cellar to garret, with the latest novelties in Furniture. Call aud inspect it. For some days past the subscriber of the DiirATcn have complained vf irregularly receiving their papers, and we have sought to remedy this evil by appealing to our carriers for a moie faithful and careful discharge of the important duty entrusted to them. We are Burs our appeal has met with suc cess for our carriers are taking more care in the distribution of the Dispatch thau ever beforo." We are inclined to think that some non-subscribers, that are not above doing such a thing, are appropriating the papers for their on use, after they have been distributed. Should such a case ever come to tho uotiee of any cne we would be glad to have our attention called lo it. In the mean time parsons not receiving the Dihpatch regularly will please notify us. Ladies and Gentlemen's Bookcases and Desks, Parlor Suits, L unges aud Hat-racks, plain and fancy Kockers, Sideboards and Wardrobes, or any thing elso in the furniture line. Leopold Loch. Ddiing the coming week Columbus loees one of her most distinguished cit izens in the person of ("apt. T. C. Belcher, who goes to cast his lot in the Lone Star Stile, and devote histin;e and taletts to the training of the ad vanced mind in the Gainesvi'le Col lege. As a citizen, he lias been a val ued one to Columbus, always united to every e'Lrt that baa fur its end the advauccmeut aud prosperity of this comiuuuily; as an educator he ranks high with those whose lives are devot ed to tho beautiful task of enlightniog the young mtnd and teaching it the iu es'imable vaiuo of knowledge. He leaves us to guide and, direct the adaira of an institution devoted to the higher branches of learning, situated in a city famed f r its beauty and progresstve nass, in one of the greatest states of cur unioi. Capt. Belcher and family have the best wishes of our commuuity for a life of prosperity and happiness in bis new field of laoor, in which wish the Disi-ATcn heartily joius. Miss Annie Jonas, whose visit to Miss Lucy Banks occasioned so much pleasure to her friends in the city, re turned to her horns in Aberdeen last Friday inorning. Misses Angelo Ferro and Josie Kreeker leave this eveuing on a yisit to friends ia Crawford. That delightful Cemedy "Our B'ye refined by constant rehearsals aud new features will agaiu be pre sented lo our theater goers on Monday night August 3rd. As an additional attraction for the evening this comedy will he preceeded by the comedietta eutitlcd "Breaking the Ice with Mirs Sherrill and Mr. Topp in the cast. It is a comedy short, pithy, full of merriment and charming climaxes. The object of the entertainment is to raise a fuud tbat in time will be ap propriated to the building of some structure suitable to theatrical put poses a thing e absolutely need. Tho young ladits and gentlemen in the cast of these comedies will present tiemin Vinoma, on the 4th, Weet Point on the 5th and Aberdeen on tho fith. At all of these cities they have very flattering inducements offered them. To all who may attend we can assure th.m there is a great treat in store for them as the manner of pre senting them is far above that offered by the professionals visiting us. We wish flie troup every form of success aud ask our own people to support them liberally- encourage local tal ent and do everything you cn to aid the fund. Turn out. Take your fam ily, have two hours of beaity laugh. er. and have your eyes opened to the raie talent we have here at home. Here is the result of tho shooting match at Prowell's last Thursday, as handed us by a young gputlemau who participated. Matches won by : Jno. K. Maxwell 3, F. It. Siinnis 1, Z. P. Landrnm 0. Team shooting as follows : Maxwell's team won 8 matches, Landrums team won (J matches.