Corinth newspaper clippings for 1889

Corinth newspaper clippings for 1889

Transcribed and submitted by Vicki Burress Roach

February 1889 T.E. Henry-City Tax Collector

Homemade lard-12 cents per lb. Commercial lard-10 cents per lb.

Choice baled hay at 85 cents.

Iuka will soon have a bank with capital stock of $10,000.00. The safe has been purchased and the charter secured.

The Kossuth School now has 18 boarding students.

March 1889-Burnsville

Quite a bold robbery was committed here last week. Sneak thieves entered the residence of Mr. J.H. Epperson, who was absent from home and stole two feather beds and some small articles. No clue to the perpetrators, although Mayor Formby has walked 3,000 miles looking for them.


With 4 daily through trains, 4 pullman sleepers, making all important connections.

April 1889

Died near Old Danville, this county, Sunday the 7th instantly, Sherrod M. White, aged 71 years. Mr. White was one among the first settlers of the Old Danville neighborhood, moving there from Tennessee about the year 1840. He was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church. He leaves one son and five daughters and a large number of friends to mourn his death.

Harps, 5 cents to $1.00 each at T.E. Moore’s.

J.O. Liddon and Company sell Coats spool cotton for 50 cents per dozen.


Mrs. Mary Lizzie Allen has fitted up one of the neatest and most inviting Ice Cream parlors ever in Corinth.

Ice Cream and cake 10 cents. Strawberries and cake 10 cents.

Lemonade 5 cents. West of Huggins and Cobbs.


J.F. McCord and Miss Maggie Simmons.

Emanuel Wolf and Miss Rosa Rubel.

Thos. Simmons and Miss Lizzie Kiddy.

J.B. Gurley and Miss Sallie Martindale.


Martin Meredith and Mary Garrett.

The Corinth Bank, run by Messers. Sekeles and Rubel in connection with their mammoth dry goods establishment, was closed to the public on the 1st, for the reason that there were more work attached to it than profits resulting therefrom.

W.W. Worsham, Dealer in Coffins and Undertakers Goods.

J.M. Martin, Dealer in Staple and Fancy Groceries, At Bell’s Old Stand, Corinth, Mississippi.

Hamlin, Henry and McPeters

Dealers in furniture, sash doors, blinds, wallpaper, picture frames, moulding, etc. Also full line of family groceries.

Reynolds Brothers. Corinth and Iuka Mississippi

G.W. Reynolds and J.B. Reynolds, Attorneys at Law.

Yellow jersey butter, 25 cents per pound from Mrs. J.F. Small.

Mr. E.J. Green, of Rienzi, on the 5th killed a pig six months old, which weighed 182 pounds.

Superintendant, J.M. Dickey, assisted by a corps of workmen, is pushing his improvements at National Cemetery with a vim.

The Agricultural Wheel of Alcorn County offers a premium of $5.00 on the best acre of cotton, $5.00 on best acre of corn and $2.50 on the best acre of oats. W.A. Richardson, Kossuth Mississippi


T.J. Jobe, timber for road 55 cents

Gaines Chapel, timber for road 55 cents

Annie Ross, timber for road $1.50

M. Jackson, half price for cleaning county privy 1.00

J.P. Burge, medicine for poorhouse 8.85

A.L. Wood, mattress for jail 2.5

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