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Clippings from July 1903
HUSBAND FROM A SALOON AND SMASHED IT
July 13-Mrs. Jas. P. Walton this evening broke the door of Charles Wall’s
saloon at Wheatland, this county, forced her husband to leave the saloon and
then smashed the mirrors with beer bottles.
poor New Yorkers are being driven from their homes at night by the heat, to
find sleep in the parks.
EDUCATORS PRECEEDED THE TALKS OF THE CANDIDATES AT RIPLEY.
July 13-Circuit Court convened here today. Judge Lowrey delivered his usual
strong charge to the grand jury.
During the noon
recess Profs. B.G. Lowrey and A.H. Esllett addressed the people in behalf of
longer public school terms and better schoolhouses, and Messrs. J.C. Kincannon,
candidate for railroad commissioner, and W.A. Roanne and D.M. Featherstone,
candidate for district attorney, presented their candidacy to a large audience
of Tippah county citizens.
Rodgers of Rienzi was a visitor here today.
Dalton of Booneville is visiting relatives in the city.
Caffey and Misses Saunders left last night for a trip to New York.
L.C. Brakeman is
preparing to make extensive improvements in his residence on Webster Street.
reunion will be held this year at Smith’s grave, two miles southwest of
Corinth, August 13.
Rev. R.A. Cody,
of Meridian, will preach in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church Sunday at 11
a.m. and 8 p.m.
Work was begun
today on a new brick building on Cruise Street, being erected by Mrs. M.A.
Mitchell, to be used as a blacksmith and woodworking shop.
For some cause
or other work is delayed on the opera house block of buildings. The material,
however, is be hauled and dumped there, and all signs indicate that there will
be something doing pretty soon.
Dr. Worsham has
just associated with him Dr. R.L. Senter, who comes from our own state and
well-recommended as a gentleman and a good dentist. He is a graduate of
Vanderbilt Dental College. We welcome him as a citizen of Corinth.
An artesian well
of water has been struck on Walnut Ridge, near Smithbridge levee, where W.E.
Small is erecting a sawmill. The well borers struck the gusher at a depth of
165 feet, a bold stream that flows out eight feet above the ground at the rate
of a bucketful every twenty seconds. This flow was a surprise to those engaged
in sinking the well. As nothing of the kind was anticipated or expected.
Several attempts have been made in Corinth to get artesian water, but a failure
has marked all efforts, although wells have been sunk to a depth of 700 feet.
This new stream is very interesting to those living in that neighborhood, and
will place a boom on land values along the Tuscumbia stream.
SAID IN SOCIETY
Tennis Club entertained Thursday evening at the club grounds on Fillmore
The lawn was
beautifully decorated with Japanese lanterns and their soft light mingled with
the moon’s beams added a charm to the occasion.
One of the
amusements of the evening was a shooting contest with a deer as a target. Dr.
T. Borroum won the prize, having shot nearer the deer’s heart than any of
the other contestants. Not only were the guests participants of this very
interesting game, but how do we know that Cupid also was not in the game and
using a “dear” as a target?
the evening, the girls were auctioned off, the prices ranging from one cent to
two hundred thousand dollars. But the prices were not always in accord with the
merits of the one being auctioned, because she appeared incognito among the
of the evening were Dr. and Mrs. Bradley Price, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Garrett and
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Elgin.
rendered by a band.
refreshments the party wended their way homeward and the first entertainment of
the Tennis club has become a happy memory of the past.
Clippings for July 1903
STORIES (The “Colonel” referred is Col. J.D. Ozier.)
E.F. Waits is in
The next thing
is a cotton factory.
R.M. Weaver has
returned from a business trip to Louisville.
The opera house
block will certainly have a firm foundation.
Mr. Stony Meador
and Miss Lena Lauless were married last night.
Milligan of New Marker, Alabama, will preach in the Cumberland Presbyterian
Church next Sunday.
The Colonel and
his board held a vaudeville last night. Water works and sewerage are the things
department asked the city for additional equipment at the meeting of the
council last night, but the matter was deferred.
The town will
have an election on August 13 to decide about municipal ownership of water
works and sewerage. It comes on an unlucky date, and the result will no doubt
be unlucky for someone.
R.J. Burnett is
on a business trip to St. Louis, The principal object of his visit, however, is
to see Swift & Co., and find out what tell they mean by some of the cypher
telegrams they send him daily.
It seems that
the electric light business is about to be left out in the Colonel’s
present plants. It is a kind of Jonah, anyway. It generates friction and it a
little dangerous where there is so much natural gas.
voted against allowing the account of the official organ for stationery for
Prof. Dobbins; his was the only vote cast. The account was tabled. The Colonel
voted in favor of the proposition to furnish a lot of the new-fangled, Little
Rock birth and death record books; his was the only vote cast, and the order
was almost considered allowed, but some one called the turn and it was passed
till next meeting. In the language of a local poet, “it do beat the
It is claimed by
many that Corinth will sorely need a new school building before the year is
out. But when sixty or seventy thousand dollars are floated for public
utilities the limit of indebtedness will have been reached. There is also talk
of an independent school, and if that materializes there may not be any
necessity for a second public school building. A private school where rhetoric
and elocution could be taught may be accommodated in the court house.
Leastwise, the community should rest the matter with the Colonel and the Lord,
and they will provide.
resumed this marning on the opera house block of buildings. Six masons are at
enthusists held a meeting last night and organized for business. A board of
directors was elected, as follows; J.A. Borroum, chairman; J.R. Lanning, M.T.
Bynum, Phillip Bloss, Paul D. Porter, W.F. Elgin and Hugh McAmis. The board
will elect a manager for the team, buy the grounds, erect fence, grand stand,
and attend to other things necessary for the success of the undertaking.
There is a
general moving about around the depot section, preparatory to building the new
union depot. The M&O building is being rolled north and will be located on
Waldron Street in conjunction with the Southern freight house recently removed
there. The Southern office force still do business in the old depot which has
been moved several yards east, and which will be torn down when the new depot
is finished. Agent Meador with his clerks remain in their building during its
journey up the track. The ticket and baggage business is transacted in a
passenger coach and box car on the siding, and the telegraph department is
temporarily located in the car inspector’s building.
NEGRO SHOT HIS
NEIGHBORS OF DEED AND MADE HIS ESCAPE
Miss., July 12-A negro named Mose Rowland, shot and killed his wife on the A.
Spain place, two miles west of Booneville last night about 10 o’clock.
After committing the deed he notified the neighbors and left well armed and has
not yet been captured. The bloodhounds were after him today but failed to
Clippings from July 1903
HANGS WHITE MAN
ASSASSIN, WHO WAS GIVEN A LIFE SENTENCE, HUNG TO A TREE.
Kentucky, July 15th. Enraged at the court’s action, a mob
broke into the Flemingsburg jail this morning and hanged William Thacker, a
white man who had been given a life sentence for the murder of John Gordon two
years ago. Thacker, in a quarrel with Gordon at Foxport, shot and killed him,
and then sat on the body, Winchester in hand, while he smoked his pipe and
dared anyone to attempt to arrest him. At the time Thacker escaped, but was
later arrested and lodged in jail at Flemingsburg. He was given two trials, and
finally got a life sentence.
Gordon was a
good citizen and an inoffensive man. After being sentenced Thacker appealed to
the Court of Appeals and was waiting for another trial.
Thacker had some
money and was able to command the support of some influential men, and it was
feared that he might escape punishment altogether.
The mob collected
at Mount Carmel, where Gordon once lived, and came into Flemingsburg by twos
and threes in order not to arouse suspicion. They advanced upon the jail
shortly after midnight. The jailer refused to surrender the keys. He was
overpowered, and the keys taken from him. Thacker was hurried to a tree near
the jail, and was given time in which to say his prayers, which he refused to
do, but begged for his life. To hush his cries he was hit on the head with a
rock and his unconscious body strung up until life had become extinct.
Mitchell, J.D. Ozier, T.B. Cogdell, judges; J.A. McAmis, Eugene Klyce, Clerks;
J.M. McAnulty, Bailiff.
Ijams, Frank Smith, W.F. Hooker, Judges; J.A. Spear, Frank Baker, Clerks; J.L. Barry,
Agers, H.H. Bolton, Levi Burgess, Judges; Goud Martin, E.D. Rogers, Clerks;
W.P. Smith, Bailiff.
Oakes, Top Whitehurst, James Marlor, Judges; Hugh Benzi, Charlie Surratt,
Clerks; Carroll Kendrick, Bailiff.
Dancer, E. Potts, Henderson Johns, Judges; Robert Cheese, J.W. Nash, Clerks; Ab
Springer, W.M. Richardson, G.G. Reynolds, Judges; R.A. Smith, E.A.
Hollandsworth, Clerks; Frank Waldrip, Bailiff.
Suitor, Robert Biggers, Monroe Savage, Judges; Eli Mitchell, Jeff Furtick,
Clerks; Will Perry, Bailiff.
Honnoll, G.W. Evans, Jim Mills, Judges; Tom Dilworth, Jim Bynum, Clerks; Will
Garhart, G.W. Tatum, W.E. Bishop, Judges; Eli Patton, J.S. Dillon, Clerks; Joe
Ross, Ab Jones, Mack Kimmons, Judges; Joe Cates, C.M. Suitor, Clerks; Ira
Nichols, John Layton, C.J. Neighbors, Judges; R.A. McElhannon, W.L. Dixon,
Clerks; J.D. Dillingham, Bailiff.
Hines, J.T. Briley, Sr., Jesse Overton, Judges; A.E. Ray, Tom Turner, Clerks;
Tom Jones, Bailiff.
Crow, J.T. Mills, W.Y. Rogers, Judges; P.G. Mills, J.W. Mincy, Clerks; M.C.
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