Corinthian clippings for 1903

Corinth newspaper clippings for 1903

Ed. R. Salter of Meridian is in town.

Chas. Potts of Fulton, Kentucky is in the city.

E.J. Green of Rienzi was in the city today.

D.P. Ruff of Tupelo was in the city this forenoon.

Jasper Small of Sheffield, Alabama visited in the city today.

O.T. Cowan of Jacinto is a business visitor here today.

W.H. Sharp of McKenzie, Tennessee, is visiting in the city.

R.H. Stickley of Madisonville, Tennessee, is in the city.

E.K. Johnson of Kenton, Tennessee is a Corinth visitor today.

John Strickland, merchant at Eagle, was in the city today.

S.C. Walker of Savannah was a business visitor yesterday.

J.A. Johnson of Henderson, Tennessee is in the city on business.

A.E. Mabry of Tupelo was transacting business here yesterday.

John D. Wilson and wife of Aberdeen were in the city today.

W.E. Gill of Savannah, Tennessee was a visitor to Corinth this week.

Mrs. E. C. Hancock of Cerro Gordo, Tennessee was visiting here.

Mrs. Will Wells of Sheffield, Alabama is visiting her sister, Mrs. R.D. Hyneman, this week.

Mrs. S. N. Payne and daughter, Miss Ora, left last night for Albert Lea, Minnesota, where they will make their future home.

J.B. Porterfield, of Tuscumbia, supervisor of the Southern railway, is in Corinth looking after improvements in the railroad yards.

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Smith have had as their guest this week their brother-in-law, Joseph Brown and his aunt, Mrs. K. Brown, both of Corinth. Mrs. Brown is well and kindly remembered by the older citizens as Miss Kate Dogan who away back in the forties taught music in the "Mary Washington College" at this place-Pontotoc Sentinel.

J.M. Boone attended the Money-Longino Debate at Columbus Friday. He reports a pleasant occasion.

R.L. Pearce has been at home several days, confined to his room with mumps. He is able to be out now.

Chas. Williams of Aberdeen was in town overnight.

C.C. Spalding of Durant is in the city today. He is visiting our numerous clothing factories.

Mrs. J.A. Price is in Memphis visiting her daughter, Mrs. J.A. Lattimer.

M.T. Sasser of Middleton, Tennessee is in the city.

J.D. Robinson of Lamar is in the city today on business.

R.L. Smith of Burnsville was in Corinth last evening.

On account of the Easter rush our store, including the Millinery Department, will be open for the convenience of our patrons Thursday and Friday till 9 p.m. and Saturday till 10 p.m.


J.T. Meeks is in Memphis today.

A.T. Howard of Savannah, Tennessee is in town.

Oliver Gooch of Selmer, Tennessee is in the city today.

Hon. Taylor Barnhill of Selmer, Tennessee is in the city today.

R.W. Honck and wife of Field, Mississippi are in the city.

W.E. Daniel of Yazoo City is in the city today on business.

W.E. Small is building a large spoke factory at Florence, Alabama.

Miss Charlie Wilson of Pocahontas, Tennessee visited Corinth today.

Geo. Wallace and J.S. Burt of Huntsville, Alabama, are in the city today.

E.B. Blair, traveling freight agent of the M & O Railroad, was in the city today.

M.F. Baxter, and daughter, Miss Lizzie left this morning for a visit to Memphis.

R.L. Smith of Burnsville was in the city overnight, enroute to Aberdeen.

Jas. Stewart and George Henry of Jackson, Tennessee, were in the city yesterday.

H.T. Quim of the News, who had been out at Shiloh returned this morning to Memphis.

J.W. White of Tishomingo County was in the city overnight. He was on his way to Aberdeen to attend the session of the Federal court.

C.T. Harris of Iuka was in the city today.

Mrs. E.P. Simmons is visiting in Memphis.

P.G. Gragnon of Okolona is in town today.

H.B. Bare of Columbus was in the city Sunday.

Will Tesdale of Tuscumbia was in the city yesterday.

W.F. Elgin and J.C. Elgin went to Memphis this morning.

J. Will Gates of Henderson was a business visitor here today.

Mrs. Roy Young is in Memphis, the guest of her sister, Mrs. Elgin.

J.T. Meeks is now traveling for Ely & Hobson, wholesale grocers of Memphis.

Mrs. H.K. Jones has returned from a visit to relatives in Chappel Hill, Texas.

Mrs. W.T. Adams is visiting in Memphis.

E.H. Grosser of Huntsville, Alabama, is here today.

I.W. Cowden of Lynnville is in the city today.

E.O. Sykes, Jr. of Aberdeen, is in the city today.

G.C. Stone of Memphis is in the city on business today.

Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Elgin left for a visit to Memphis today.

W.J. Sutton, Esq., of Stantonville, TN, is in the city today.

Mrs. W.Z. Sorell, of Rossville, GA, is visiting in the city.

T.J. Walker of Jackson, is a business visitor to Corinth today.

Sid Tyson has gone to Water Valley to accept a position with a steam laundry.

Postmaster W.F. Elgin has returned from a trip to Aberdeen and Columbus.

Elder L.R. Burress of Geeville passed through the city today enroute to Iuka to officiate at the funeral of the late J.D. Hubbard.

S.H. Robinson is in St. Louis.

W.C. Coffee of Tupelo is in the city.

Mrs. W.M. Hall is visiting in Memphis.

M.J. Savage of Rienzi is in the city today.

J.C. Stanley of Booneville is in Corinth today.

Mrs. Robt. Conn of Jackson, Tennessee, is visiting in the city.

E.B. Hulsey and wife have returned from a visit to Memphis.

Mrs. E.P. Simmons has returned from a visit to Memphis.

R.H. and N.M. Strain of Rienzi were in the city yesterday.

W.E. Small has returned from a business trip to Cincinnati.

H.C. Terrell of Quincy, MS, was a Corinth visitor this week.

Edwin East came out from Memphis today on a visit to homefolks.

Mrs. W.A. Monaghan of Tupelo is a guest of the Waldron today.

Mrs. D.T. Traysham of Florence, Alabama visited in the city Wednesday.

Dr. R.C. Liddon has been appointed county health officer by the State Medical Board.

Mrs. J.C. Stanley of Booneville is a visitor here today.

A.L. Johnsey has accepted a position in stenographer for the W.E. Small Spoke Manufacturing Company.

A.H. Oliver, the photographer, has purchased an interest in Beaty’s Studio. Mr. Oliver is a fine workman and a courteous, clever gentleman.

J.M. Davis, of Okolona, deputy district grand master of the I.O.O.F., this state, is in Corinth today, trying to arrange for a reinstatement of the lodge here.


The Board of School Trustees met this morning and elected the following teachers for the next school year:

Miss Emma Edmunds

Miss Norma Cerry

Miss Broxie Cartwright

Miss Louise Melton

Miss Susie Blitch

Miss Kate Brown

Miss Minnie Gibson

Miss Eva Zachary

Miss Blanch Street

Miss Martha Northcross

Miss Lucille Duncan

Miss Lulu Boone

Miss Emma Green

Miss Minnie Newcomb

Miss Victoria Hill

Miss Johnnie McCowan

Prof. T.H. Tschudi, musical directors

W.P. Dobbins was re-elected superintendent.


Iuka, Mississippi, April 27, 1903

Henry Stutts, a former citizen of this place, was shot yesterday and fearfully wounded on the Tennessee River north of Iuka. One eye was shot out and two buckshot penetrated the body. The shooting was done by George Claunch, a farmer, who alleged that Stutts had insulted his wife. Stutts was on a fishing boat and his assailant stood on the shore using a shotgun. Stutts’ condition is regarded as fatal.


Thos. Cornell of New York is in the city.

J.W. Woods is Pittsburg is in the city today.

O.H. Parnell of Florence, Alabama is in the city.

H.W. Tomlin of Jackson was in the city yesterday.

Jno. P. Mayo of Columbus is in town today on business.

W.H. Topp of Tupelo was among the Friday visitors.

John Dabney of Union City, Tennessee is in the city today.

Hardy Williams of Tupelo was a Corinth visitor yesterday.

E.E. and M.P. Hill of Burnsell, Nebraska are in the city today.

Mrs. Dr. Perry of Rienzi was a visitor in Corinth this week.

E.T. Sykes of Columbus paid a business visit to Corinth yesterday.

Terry Ozier of Henderson, Tennessee was a visitor to Corinth yesterday.

W.M. Bridges of New Orleans was transacting business here Friday.

Thos. Lindsay, formerly of Corinth, but now of Memphis, is in the city on a visit.

D.C. Neilson and H. Ysong of Iowa were in Corinth today enroute to Shiloh Park.

Jack Arnold has returned from a week’s visit to relatives and friends in Newberne, Tennessee.

Mr. and Mrs. F.J. Severs, who have been visiting in Corinth this past week, left for Chattanooga today.

Rev. H.M. Sydenstricker has been appointed a delegate to the General Assembly of the Presbyterian church in the United States which meets at Lexington, Virginia, May 21st.

J. Bluhm of Columbus died April 24th. Mr. Bluhm represented the Equitable Life Assurance society since 1892 and made many friends. He was one of the most valuable agents of the society and his death has removed one of its most faithful advocates. He formerly resided in Corinth.

J.S. Berry of Baldwyn is in the city.

C.F. Harris of Iuka was in town Monday.

Arthur Lane is visiting in Bethel, Tennessee.

J.W. Doggett of Kossuth is in the city today.

Hon. H.H. Ray of Jonesboro is in the city today.

Miss Word Curlee of Rienzi is visiting in the city.

Robt. Houston of Guys, Tennessee, was in the city today.

W.M. Ruleman of Purdy, Tennessee is in the city today.

R.R. Shopp of Winona transacted business here yesterday.

Jasper Sartin of Booneville was in the city yesterday on business.

A.J. Freed of Henderson, Tennessee is a business visitor to Corinth today.

Young, the tailor, has moved his shop to the rooms over J.R. Redding’s store.

Robert McAnulty, a merchant of Hickory Valley, Tennessee was in the city today.

Dick Rambo, Southern Express Messenger on the M&O, is at home on a visit.

J.C. Ijams and family and Cal Ijams and family left on last night’s train for Checotah, Indian Territory.

Sam Sharp & Son have their entire upper floor full of feed stuff. Call up phone 53 and ask them about it.

Efficient Will Andrews of Muscogee, Indian Territory, who travels for the Alcorn Woolen Mills, is in the city this week.

Mrs. G.G. Hendrix, who has been visiting here for several weeks, left today for her home in Checotah, Indian Territory.

M.C. George is announced as a candidate for tax assessor. He is well known throughout the county and is popular where known; would make a good and officer and we commend his claims to due consideration by the voters of the county.

Walter Clark passed through the city today enroute to his home in the Indian Territory. Since the death of his father, S.P. Clark, he has decided to remove to Rienzi and make his home with his mother and will move back with his family in a few weeks.

A quiet wedding ceremony on Tuesday evening at the parsonage of the First Presbyterian Church united Mrs. Alice Leroy Thompson and George R. Weatherford, deputy court clerk. The marriage was unannounced and was a surprise to the friends of both bride and groom. Mrs. Weatherford is a woman of great charm, and has a number of friends in Memphis and at Corinth, where her father was formerly a prominent merchant. Mr. Weatherford is well liked and esteemed, both in his official capacity and socially.

A.J. Cotton and wife of Iuka were registered at the Waldron yesterday.

Miss Maud Markel of Iuka visited in Corinth yesterday.


John D. Wilson and Miss Georgia Arnett.

Ike Cannaday and Miss Genie Bell Buchanon.

J.D. Hubbard Dies Suddenly.

Iuka, Mississippi, April 8, 1903.

John D. Hubbard, a prominent farmer, died suddenly this morning at his home five miles southwest of Iuka. Heart disease was the cause.

Mr. Hubbard was father of Mrs. A.J. Modlin of Corinth.


Rienzi is discussing contemplated new buildings, among them two brick stores and a hotel.

E.J. Green and E.M. Perry, two of the oldest merchants of Rienzi, are figuring on erecting two brick stores on the vacant lots formerly the site of the Bynum stores. These buildings would add considerably to the appearance of the town and be of general advantage.

A new hotel is to be erected near the business portion on the corner diagonally across from Perry’s store, Mr. Stubblefield will build the new hostelry and the material is now being hauled. A good hotel is something that Rienzi and the traveling public will heartily welcome.


Mrs. L.A. Beaty of Corinth spent Wednesday in the city as the guest of Mrs. W.J. Olive.

Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Thrasher and their little son, J.R., Jr., were visitors in Selmer, Tennessee a part of this week.

United States Marshal Frank S. Elgin was here last Friday in attendance upon the town election.

Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Hurley were the guests of relatives in Selmer, Tennessee Saturday. They left Saturday evening for Corinth for a few days and thence to the Indian Territory.

H.P. Wood was re-elected Mayor of Selmer last Friday. The new aldermen elect are:

Albert Gillespie

C.B. Steadman

J.C. Houston

Rube Braden still serves as Marshal.

Corinthian Clippings for January 14, 1903


Ancient Function to Which President Roosevelt Was Introduced in the Mississippi Lowlands.

The recent trip of President Roosevelt to the Mississippi lowlands shows that the method of hunting black bears in southern swamps has not altered a particle in a hundred years. Somebody living down there once found out the best way in which to get them, and the southerner is wise enough to know that there is no sense in trying to improve the best.

Then, as now, bear was hunted with a huge pack of nondescript dogs, containing pretty nearly every known breed, mixtures of all the breeds and some breeds unknown. The planters and other Mississippi residents did their best for the president, and that he did not get anything was due wholly to bad luck. The bears are there, the horses, the men, the swamps and several hundred thousands of the dogs.

When a lot of men in Mississippi or Louisiana or lower Alabama, says the New York Sun, want to go bear hunting they begin, as a general thing, to talk about it six weeks beforehand-the southerner always likes to talk a hunting trip over before he starts; he gets almost as much enjoyment out of the preliminary talk as out of the hunt; and, as he is never in a hurry about anything, he talks slowly and at length.

The long talk ended, arrangements for the chase begin with the parties to it stealing every stray dog they can lay their hands on within a month. These dogs are shut up in a pen on some plantation and get well acquainted with one another, as torn ears testify when they are let out.

Dogs of every conceivable shape and color are prisoners, and of all sizes, from the little fice which runs along inside of the dooryard fence and barks at small boys to the heavyheaded, heavy-lidded cross between a mastiff and a dearhound. Sometimes a lucky man picks up the product of a Newfoundland sire and a dachshund mother, and the product is welcomed by all as a mascot.

Southerners preparing for a bear hunt will steal any kind of a dog except a hound which shows blood or a bird dog. Those two varieties are sacred and not to be sent against a bear to be smashed up.

Dog appearances are deceitful. Occasionally a splendid specimen, with a bull or terrier strain, will turn tail and run like a streak at first sight of a bear; while a miserable, half-starved, droop-tailed, slinking brute, a mixture between a cur and a spitz poodle, will fight like a drunken devil, sailing straight in, with abject tail defiantly rigid and ears laid back, fastening a hold on the bear and enduring a death hug without a whimper.

Almost all these dogs have nose enough to follow a bear scent, which in the slushy, watery soil of the swamp is strong. They are taken from a big wagon when camp is reached and they stay there because they know that is the only place within 20 miles where they are likely to get anything to eat.

It is their business when the trail is found the next day to stay on it and run it out and bring the bear to bay, and they must be good enough fighters to keep the bear at bay until the hunters, guided first by the sounds of their barking and then by the sounds of conflict, approach near enough to shoot.

To the credit of these nondescripts it must be said that, while every pack contains a few defaulters, most of them go in as if they liked it, and are knocked right and left with smashed ribs or ripped sides, rolling over and over in the ooze and bloody from nose to tail root, but getting up and going in again if they are strong enough. Some great fights happen under these circumstances-fights wild enough and savage enough to make the men with the guns stand still and watch with staring eyes until pity for the dogs compels them to shoot.

There are plenty of bears in the southern swamps, and a hunt down there is probably the noisiest thing in the world except a socialist-labor convention. It is full of hard riding and hilarity, mud and blood, strange scenes and sounds and healthy fatigue.


Five hundred dollars was often paid in Holland during the famous tulip craze for a bulb of the Admiral Liefkens or of the Gouda variety, $1,000 to $1,500 for a Viceroy, and $2,000 for a Sempter Augustus. In 1634 the craze became so great that all usual industries were abandoned. A choice bulb sold for $1,900 in cash, two horses, a carriage and a set of harness, representing in all $3,000. Persons frequently invested $50,000 in a few dozen bulbs with which to begin business, mortgaging their houses or giving personal property in exchange.

Corinthian Clippings for January 14, 1903


God help the coalless rich-the poor are used to it.

Cloudy with occasional rain tonight and Thursday.

Attorney G.T. Mitchell of Pontotoc is in the city today.

Let us not worry about the scarcity of coal. Think of August.

We keep our store open until 8 o’clock for our customers. Jas. Gish.

The Arion Male Quartette will not appear tonight at the theatre.

J.R. Cunningham, of Savannah, Tennessee, and Sam Perkins, of Hamburg, Tennessee, are in the city today.

The Corinthian has added this week considerably to its printing material, and more is to follow.

Conductor Waiter? Stout of the M.&O., and Mrs. Stout, are visiting relatives and friends in the city.

J.H. Lassiter, trainmaster of the Southern, and H.L. Hungerford, of the M.&O., were in the city today.

Among the patents issued at Washington yesterday were: An Optometer, Ernest F. Waits, Corinth; rail joint, Winston E. Penn, Grenada.

The ladies now take off their hats beautifully at public entertainments. But what a time The Corinthian had a few years ago in effecting an adoption of this custom.

The attraction at the New Century theatre last night-the 11th Hour-was one of the best of the season. It was a clean, high class performance and thoroughly enjoyed by the large audience.

J.W. Taylor has his plans completed for the rebuilding of the corner store house recently burned. The building will be a handsome brick, and work will begin as soon as the winter weather breaks up.

The Tishomingo Savings Institution has a statement of its condition in this issue. It makes a healthy condition. A stronger or more reliable banking house is not to be found in North Mississippi.

When you want a good shoe, buy the Hamilton Brown. Jas. Gish.

Mr. Carnegie’s recent illness seems to have impressed on him the danger he is in of dying rich, and he will endow 800 libraries at once. How few of his fellow multimillionaires fear disgrace.

James Gish sells the best school shoes, the Security.


Published by direction of Chapter 14 of Annotated Code of 1892.


Loans and discounts on personal endorsements, real estate, or collateral securities………………………………………………………………..$319,860.74

Overdrafts secured and advances on cotton…………………………… 132,401.20

Furniture and Fixtures…………………………………………………. 5,000.00

Expenses………………………………………………………………. 4,139.06

Sight Exchange……………………………………………………….. 55,968.64

Cash on Hand………………………………………………………… 28,162.63



Capital paid in Corinth Tishomingo Saving Institution……………….$15,000.00

Iuka, Ripley and Booneville………………………………………….. 30,000.00

Surplus……………………………………………………………….. 10,000.00

Individual Deposit subject to check…………………………………..342,975.36

Time Certificates of Deposit…………………………………………. 13,206.91

Due other Banks………………………………………………………129,850.00


Corinthian Clippings for January, 1903


For Representative: P.S. Glover, G.W. Bynum

For Sheriff: W.T. McPeters, J.R. Skillman

For Superintendent Education, H.A. Huff

For Treasurer, W.B. Wilson

For Chancery Clerk, M.W. Meeks, W.F. Wallace

For Circuit Clerk, R.P. Barnhill


Some English Ideas on the Game That Has Become So Popular.

The sneer that golf is a game only for those not agile and venturesome enough for games of greater danger has long ago faded from golf criticism, and now is arraigned as a game dangerous for men who may be described as "aged," says the London Globe. It is said that if a man all through his life has followed sedentary habits, allowing his muscles to become weak and flabby, particularly those muscles in the region of the heart, golf may very easily prove too severe a strain for his system. But in the pages of a golf journal this view is partially criticised by one who did not begin the game till he was very near the neighborhood of 60. He declares that it is a matter of beginning gently and he tells us that in his own case he does not find two rounds a day particularly exhausting. At the same time he confesses that he has always been an enthusiast for outdoor exercise, and is inclined to think that for a man who has never taken physical exercise-rather a rare experience-it may be a little exhausting to begin with. It is all a matter of not overdoing it at first, but, unfortunately, so attractive is the game that the oldest beginners are tempted to go in for it rather more vigorously than is wise. The result of all this latest pother seems to be that like everything else in life it is wisdom at the outset to "go slow," and this is a verdict that "aged beginners" should lay to heart.


The Ball Opens at Iuka and Speeches Are Made

Iuka, January 14th.-At the opening of circuit court, Messrs. Vardaman and Noel, candidates for governor, addressed the people of the county. They both made telling and able speeches. G.T. Mitchell of Pontotoc, candidate for district attorney, is also circulating among the sovereigns, making many friends. No cases of much importance are on the docket except a new trial for Sam McMasters, found guilty of manslaughter a year ago and sentenced to imprisonment for forty years, the Supreme Court having reversed his last trial.

Corinthian Clippings for January, 1903

The following have been drawn as jurors to serve in circuit court the third Monday in this month:-Jno. Gant, Chas. Haynes, Jesse Parker, O.H. Rambo, J.M. Murphree, D.C. Mitchell, S.H. Myers, Terrell Jones, G.W. Sanford, A.B. Reynolds, Bill Woods, Ancil Strickland, J.R. Reynolds, J.H. Newman, Daniel Andrews, J.H. Robinson, Jas. Stratton, W.E. Cornelius, Gip Reynolds, J.J. McNeely, F.N. Vanderford, J.B. Blackwell, J.L. Edge, J.D. Massengale, W.M. Henderson, W.R. Taylor, B.C. Dilworth, W.E. Nash, G.W. Evans, G.J. Bridges, R.H. Martin, C.C. McKinnon, W.P. McLean, Chas. Smith, Mat Walker, Will Bridges, D.W. Jones, Joe Robertson, Ob? Mills, W.A. Richardson, J.R. Forsyth, J.M. Crum, W.M. Kennedy, D. Hall, Geo. Carter, Jno. Cartwright, J.R. Jones, C.S. Rainey, J.H. Collins, F.A. Enochs.


Mrs. J.P. Plummer left today for Joplin, Missouri.

Miss Carrie Srygley of Iuka was in the city today.

Oh, stop that gossip; there isn’t a darn thing in it.

Hon. Frank Elgin of Memphis is in the city today.

J.M. Boone has returned from a trip to St. Louis.

Marriage license: Andrew Bowlin and Miss Bairett Hardin.

Things are awfully cheap after the holidays, but no one has any money.

After a night of "spitting" snow the weatherman is letting a little sunshine in.

On account of a damaged boiler the Corinth Woolen Mills was closed this morning.

Rev. S.B. Myers has removed from Checotah, Indian Territory, to Harrison, Boone County, Arkansas.

Mrs. F.A. Inge has returned from Anniston, Alabama, where she delightfully spent the holidays.

The United Daughters of the Confederacy will meet tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock with Mrs. W.E. Young. Business of importance; a full attendance desired.

W.B. Wilson announces today as a candidate for county treasurer. No man is better known in the county than Mr. Wilson. He has served the county for years and has proved true and efficient to every trust. He would make a most worthy, faithful treasurer.

The city council did not finish its business last night and will meet again tonight. Committees were appointed to investigate the matter of additional street lights and for the improvement of the sidewalk system. Several new ordinances are up the sleeves of some of the aldermen.

W.T. McPeters, who for two terms has so admirably filled the office of circuit clerk, is announced as a candidate for sheriff. His fitness and qualifications for the office is unquestioned; he would make as good and efficient officer as could be named. He is a popular man and will begin the race with a strong following.

Superintendent of Education H.A. Huff announces for re-election. For the past term he has been faithful and painstaking in the discharge of the important duties of this office, and would do his whole duty toward the educational interests of the county should he be again favored with the trust and honors of the position.


Miss Cretia Meeks, of Corinth, was in Selmer Saturday on her return to Stantonville, where she is teaching.

Miss Millie Hurley, of Stantonville was in the city Saturday morning on her way home from Corinth, where she had been visiting for several days.

Miss Frankie Wade, of Corinth, spent several days in Selmer last week as the guest of Miss Bulah Locke.

L.A. Beaty, the Corinth photographers, spent Sunday in Selmer.

January 5, 1903


A little snow today.

No more flies for a time.

Another rainy, blue Monday.

How do you like the new life?

The city council meets tonight.

Not much doing in police circles.

Next comes the ground hog and George Washington.

Robt. Perkins, of St. Louis, is in the city today.

Did you give thanks yesterday that the holidays are over?

This cold weather knocks the fun out of last summer’s coal joke.

Will Hensley returned today to Checatah, I.T. (Indian Territory), with his bride.

An exchange says: "Now, for wireless telephony." Why not? At least the hello girl couldn’t say, "They’re talkin’ now."

A number of farmers held a "good roads" convention at the courthouse today. The discussion was so lively and disorderly that the meeting adjourned without arriving at any decision, as to how the roads should be worked. Meanwhile, the roads are a disgrace to the county.

Hon. James K. Vardaman, editor of Greenwood Commonwealth and a candidate for Governor, was in the city today. He spoke to a good sized audience this afternoon at the courthouse, discussing pertinent political questions of the day.


Standard Grand. Swell Front. Lock and Chain Stitch. Two Machines in One. Ball Bearing Stand Wheel.

We also manufacture sewing machines that retail from $12.00 and up.

The "Standard" Rotary runs as silent as the tick of a watch. Makes 300 stitches while other machines make 200.


For Sale by: S.D. Bramlitt.


Christmas was greatly enjoyed in this vicinity.

G.F. Littlejohn, of Reeds, Texas, is visiting relatives here.

Prof. C. Hamm and Miss Della Yancey were married at the home of the bride, near Morris Chapel, Wednesday of last week.

Misses Julia and Ludy Young and Maude Huff, of Corinth, visited relatives at this place Christmas.

A.P. Olive, of Bonham, Texas, was here last week visiting relatives.


Chicago, Jan. 2-Mrs. Minnie Weinhoff is sorry today that she did not succeed in keeping her New Year’s vow. On a cot in the county hospital she lies, hovering between life and death, asking the physicians to give up their struggles to keep her alive.

Yesterday Mrs. Weinhoff found her husband in a saloon at Laffin and Fiftieth Streets. He was in front of the bar drinking.

"You have broken your New Year’s vow" she exclaimed. "You promised to stop drinking."

Taking a bottle of chloroform from her pocket the woman drank the contents. As she sank to the floor, she said: "I will at least keep my vow to die if you do not give up drinking."

The doctors say she has a slight chance to recover.

January 3, 1903



See Walker Drug Company’s new ad.

Never give up-just wade through the sidewalks.

Start the New Year right by going to church tomorrow. Do be good.

E. Rubel left last night over the Southern for his home in Philadelphia.

D.S. Cunningham and sister, Miss Florence, returned this morning to their home in Central Grove.

E.M. Abbey of Tuscumbia, Alabama, and Charley Abbey of Natchez, Mississippi, spent Christmas with home folks.

Harry Seches and family of Okolona have arrived in Corinth. Mr. Seches has accepted a position with Abe Rubel & Co.

Arrangements have been made for union prayer services next week, it being the week of Prayer. It is hoped that these services will be largely attended.

R.M. Weaver was the lucky guesser in the Waits’ clock contest. His guess was 10:40 a.m. and the clock stopped at 10:41, January 2nd. He gets $25.00 worth of goods as his reward.

Abe Rubel and daugther, Miss Lotta left last night over the Mobile and Ohio for New York. They will go by the Wabash to Buffalo, thence east. Mr. Rubel will buy his spring stock of goods while on this trip.

The fifth grade has been making sand maps, which are said to be the first ever made in this country. The maps are of South Africa and are made of sand and mucilage. We hope the people will come and see the work we are doing. We are all interested in our work and are going to try to make something of ourselves. Pansy Epps

Corinthian Clippings for January, 1903



To: J. Henry Williams, Mrs. Hattie Price, John D. Williams, and Fannie May Duffer:

You are commanded to appear before the Clerk of the Chancery Court of the county of Alcorn in the State of Mississippi at Rules of said court to be held on the second Monday of February A.D. 1903, at the court house in the city of Corinth, Miss., then and there to plead, answer or demur to the O. Bill of Mrs. J.K. Davis et al, to which you are Defendants. This is the second day of January A.D. 1903.

W.F. Wallace, Clerk of the Chancery Court.


Nobody is half so sorry for a widow as she is for those who aren’t widows.

Women get headaches over missing love letters the way a man does over missing his dinner.

If a woman could be sick in bed and shop at the same time she would be pretty near to happiness.

It makes a buxum woman awful nervous when she sees her husband reading the anti-fat advertisements.


A Distinguished Citizen of Booneville Passes Away.

Honorable B.A.P. Selman died at his home in Booneville this morning at 1 o’clock. His death was sudden, the particulars of which we have not learned. The funeral services and burial took place this afternoon. Mr. Selman was about 60 years of age and leaves a wife and two daughters. He was widely known throughout the state, and especially in North Mississippi was he a familiar figure, beloved and respected by all. He was a lawyer of brilliant attainments and ranked with the foremost of his profession in this section. He was an influential and progressive citizen, taking a leading part in all the affairs of citizenship, whether of local, state or national interest. He had been repeatedly honored by his countrymen with the trusts of political and social preferment, and always distinguished himself by a faithful discharge of duties and a brilliant, talented execution of all matters performed. Corinthians knew him well and loved him, and the announcement of his death is received with genuine sorrow.


L.G. Pape of Memphis is in the city.

J.H. McCord, of West Point, is in the city today.

We’ll build that opera house during the good year 1903.

James Gish will sell you a $5.00 blanket for $4.00. His $4.00 for $2.85.

Hon. Frank Burkitt, of Okolona, was among the visitors today.

Corinth needs better sidewalks. This is not exactly an item of news.

E.R. Mahaffey and Mrs. E.T. Miller of Booneville, were in the city today.

May. Flanagin and Miss Addie Russell, J.C. Palmer and Miss Lula Moreland were granted marriage licenses today.

Col. R.H. Henry, editor Clarion Ledger, will deliver an address at the court house Monday. His subject will be the St. Louis Exposition. Be sure to hear him.

Alcorn County has 4,588 educable children and receives from the public school fund $6,075.42. The separate school district of Corinth has an enrollment of 1,739 and receives $2,302.78.

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FOR SALE-One milch cow with young calf. Apply to W.B. Hooker, or this office.

FOR RENT-Good dwelling on Itawamba Street, opposite Mr. Rowsey’s. Apply to Mrs. M.B. Johns.

WANTED-Manager for new branch of our business here in Corinth, Miss. Address at once, with reference, Alfred Morris, Wholesaler, Cincinnatti, Ohio.

FOR RENT-The northeast quarter of section 22, township 1, range 7, known as the Sumner’s Place, four miles northwest of Corinth. Fine glade and meadow land for one, two or three horse crop. Call at farm or address J. Fred MacDonald, Corinth, Miss.


Booneville, Mississippi, January 15th. After a short illness of pneumonia, Dr. N.B. Warren died at his home in Marietta, this county, yesterday afternoon. Deceased had been a citizen of Prentiss County for many and a practitioner of medicine in this section. His funeral will occur tomorrow.


Arrangements for the endowment of the Presbyterian Synodical College for Young Ladies, to be located at Holly Springs, will soon be commenced. The synod has accepted the donation of the North Mississippi Presbyterian College, and extensive repairs and improvements will be made. The town of Holly Springs has pledged $15,000.00 to the endowment. President Raymond will raise $15,000.00 more, and the synod stands pledging to raise $40,000.00 for the endowment fund.

BOONEVILLE PLAINDEALER: We are in receipt of a letter from L.R. Burress, of Geeville, suggesting that The Plaindealer call a good roads convention; which reminds us of the time the tree came very near falling on us while logging in Arkansas. For several years we could not pass a leaning tree without feeling like squatting for a quick run. The last good roads convention was so pronounced in its declarations that The Plaindealer would feel embarrassed to be caught calling another. We ought to have better roads, but we know that it will take money to get them; that means taxes, and taxes is—well taxes, no, we are not calling conventions this year.


Baptist University Property in Tennessee Involved.

Jackson, Tennessee-January 19th. A bill was filed in chancery at Murfreesboro, Tenn., this week by Leland Jordan and others which will precipitate one of the bitterests over property ever entered into in this state.

Union University, a Baptist institution, was one of the leading educational institutions in the South in the antebellum days. It went down after the war and its good will was eventually transferred to the Southwestern Baptist University of this city. The campus of Union University comprising sixteen acres of land, situated in the heart of the thriving town of Murfreesboro, in the bluegrass region of Tennessee, is now worth $40,000.00, and this is the bone of contention. The title of this property was vested in the state Baptist board of education. The board, in 1899, at the state Baptist convention at Union City, gave a deed to the property to the Southwestern Baptist University, this institution having in the meantime secured a majority of the trustees in the Union University holders. The bill alieges that President G.M. Savage of the Southwestern Baptist University was the prime mover and instigator in securing the deed, and that the action was unknown to Jordan and trustees of Union University; that it was attained through fraud and is null and void.

Dr. Savage is one of the most prominent Baptist educators in the South and those associated with him stand high in the demonination.

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In these tax-paying times it is very convenient and profitable to own your property just outside the city limits.

The members of the U.D.C. and a number of others were entertaining this afternoon at the residence of Major G.W. Bynum.

The chairmen of the Ladies’ Mission societies of the several churches in the city have arranged to give an all day missionary program at the Presbyterian church in the near future.

Delays are dangerous. If you have not paid your poll tax you should do so at once. In order to vote you must pay all of your taxes on or before the first day of February. Keep this fact in mind.

The announcement of George T. Mitchell of Pontotoc, a candidate for district attorney, appears in today’s paper. He is one of the most promising young lawyers of North Mississippi, and personally a most clever and genial fellow. He would make a good and worthy official representing the state in an able manner.

Yicksburg American: "The Corinth Daily Corinthian has entered the sixth year of its existence and Editor Martin is being congratulated by the state press for his splendid journalistic success. The Corinthian is a splendid paper, thoroughly deserving of the liberal patronage which it evidently receives."

G.B. Warren of Marietta was in the city today.

J.C. Wilts of Booneville is among the visitors here today.

Miss Lula Lida of Henderson, Tennessee, is visiting in the city.

Hon. W.A. Montgomery of Holly Springs was here today.

Hon. W.B. and R.J. Warren of Aberdeen are in the city.

A.J. Waddle and E.G. Googe of Fulton were visitors here today.

C.B. Curlee and W.H. Rees of Rienzi are among the visitors today.

S.P. Allen, Esq., of Booneville, is among the visiting attorneys at court.

Misses Leslie Ozier and Lizzie May Gerhart and Mr. Arch McCorkle of Henderson spent Sunday in the city.

W.G. Stovall, ex-sheriff of Chickasaw county and candidate for railroad commissioner, is in the city today.

Abe Rubel and daughter, Miss Lotta, have returned from the East. While on the trip, Mr. Rubel purchased his goods for the spring and summer trade.

Tupelo Review: "Rev. R.A. Kimbrough has accepted the call of the Baptist Church here for his full time. He is a graduate of Southwestern Baptist University at Jackson, Tennessee, also of the Southern Theological School at Louisville, Kentucky, about 34 years of age married a Mississippi girl, Miss Martha Conn, of Corinth, a graduate of Blue Mountain. They are both very well known in this section. Bro. Kimbrough will preach his first sermon Sunday Feb. 1st.


Rienzi, January 17th. Resolved by D.T. Beall Camp No. 1327 United Confederate Veterans, Alcorn County:

  1. That we protest against the action of Director Dunbar Rowlands in placing the portrait of Abraham Lincoln to be hung on the walls of the new capital.
  2. That we heartily endorse the resolutions adopted by the Robt. A. Smith Camp at Jackson and commend them as a patriot expression of the sentiments of Confederate Veterans.

W.H. REES, Commander

J.H. WHITE, Adjt.


Circuit court convened here today, Judge Sykes presiding, and District Attorney Barron on hand, with other regular officers and members of the bar.

Before court convened a mass meeting was held to discuss the good roads question. Hon. C.B. Curlee of Rienzi presided. Speeches were made by J.M. Boone, T.H. Underwood and T.D. Young, in advocacy of the contract system of working the roads, and a resolution favoring this system was unanimously passed. The good roads question is one of immense importance, and a little more agitation and education and the people will begin to make permanent improvements.

Judge Sykes arrived from Iuka on the Newsboy this morning, having completed the business of the Tishomingo court. McMasters was sentenced to 20 years for manslaughter, and in the arson case a mistrial was had.

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Beastly weather.

The candidates are coming.

E.K. Huggins of Lynchburg, Virginia, is visiting in the city.

Attorney L.E. Sawyer of Iuka is attending Circuit Court.

James Gish has a nice line of ladies’ and misses’ mackintoshes.

There is talk of a new laundry being established in Corinth.

W.F. Elgin and J.A. Borroum are attending the U.S. field trials at Grand Junction.

The officials of the Methodist Church will meet Thursday night instead of tonight, in Mr. Young’s office.

E.P. Allen of Booneville is in the city. He will remove to Corinth, and will be found at the store of C.H. Gish.

Miss Anna Belle Stine returned today to her home in Tuscumbia, Alabama, after a visit of a few days to Miss Inez Young.

Ed M. Jones and family of Huntsville is in the city. He has recently sold out his business at Huntsville and will move elsewhere.

J.E. Miller announces today as a candidate for sheriff. Mr. Miller is well known, having lived for years in the Hinkle Creek community, and is esteemed as one of the county’s best citizens, a progressive, successful farmer and an all-around good man. He would make a very capable and accommodating officer.


Real circuit court weather came about today. Yesterday when the bureau made its forecast of fair weather it evidently didn’t know that circuit court was due to begin here. Memory balks at the suggestion of decent weather ever attending a January term of court in Corinth. Today is state docket day, when all the witnesses and principals on the criminal docket are summoned to appear, and a shivering, bedrabbled lot they are coming over the miry roads in the rain from all parts of the county to attend court.

J.R. Reynolds is foreman of the grand jury; L.A. Burgess is bailiff.

Cases continued: V.L. Crum vs. Abe Rubel & Co.;

L.M. Mason vs. M.A. Crum and John Kimmons;

State vs. Jerry Eubanks.

Pleas of guilty entered: Rufe Crum, assault; same for profanity;

John Hancock, concealed weapons.

Judge Sykes is suffering from a severe cold and was unable to preside today. Attorney J.M. Boone occupied the bench.

Houston Wood of Aberdeen is on hand, acting as official court stenographer, successor of Bowles Clopton, deceased.


Weather cool; roads bad.

Prayer meeting at Potts’ schoolhouse every Sunday night.

A.P. Potts and W.R. Nelms returned from Essary Springs Thursday. Mr. Nelms will not engage in business at that place, as stated last week. He will probably locate here for awhile.

  1. Kendrick preached last Sunday night at Potts’ schoolhouse.

Mrs. Mattie Williamson and Mary Adams were the guests of Mrs. Della Williamson Saturday evening.

Why can’t we have a justice of the peace from this end of the district, next time? We have plenty of competent men. Who shall he be?

Rile Austin moved recently to Glidwell’s Mill, where he is employed as a sawyer.

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The feud existing between Sam Allen of Booneville and the sporting editor of The Corinthian has been amicably settled, and all is peace. It began two years ago about a game of baseball between Corinth and Booneville, and since then the sporting editor has "mouthed" sufficiently to cause the Booneville antagonist to load for geese when on trips to Corinth. Attending court and carrying side-arms was a little inconvenient to Mr. Allen, and being ordinarily a man of peace, a follower of the meek and lowly, he came to town this trip with peace overtures in his pockets instead of guns…

Years ago, when the writer was a small boy he attended a baseball game between Corinth and Booneville, played in an old field south of Rienzi. There were the usual jeers and taunts exchanged between the two clubs when one of the Corinth "rooters", yelled: "Oh, you d--- Boonevillians, you can’t play ball, ‘cause your name ain’t in the Bible like us Corinthians!" Sam Allen was standing in the throng and he retorted, "You’re a liar!" That started the row, and the "fun" was fast and furious. The Boonevillians with drawn baseball bats advanced on long, keen knives in the hands of the Corinthians. And in the midst of the strife and bloody noses, where was Mr. Allen? Back at a safe distance where the ladies were, he was heard to remark to a fair companion: "Just look what a devil of a row I’ve raised-can’t somebody stop ‘em!"


E.E. Inlow of Greenwood is in the city.

Granville Dudley of Jackson, Tennessee is in the city.

E.J. Green of Rienzi is among the visitors here today.

Abe Hammer is in Pontotoc on a business trip for Abe Rubel & Co.

Mrs. E.O. Sykes and E.O. Sykes, Jr. of Aberdeen, are at the Waldron.

Those contemplating attending Mardi Gras will find railroad announcements in another column.

Carpenters School House, about 7 miles west of Corinth, was burned to the ground yesterday evening.

Corinth and Mobile are still thinking of those promises made by the railroads to build a union depot.

Walter G. Jones is announced as a candidate for circuit clerk. He has held the office of cotton weigher for several years and is among the best known men in the country. He is eminently qualified for the duties of the new office to which he aspires, and would be found faithful and courteous in discharging its business.


Mr. Kincannon Says It Will Be Built This Spring.

Railroad Commissioner J.C. Kincannon is in the city.

Mr. Kincannon is a candidate for re-election. He has made a good record, discharging his duty faithfully in looking after the people’s interests.

Speaking of the proposed new union depot at this place, Mr. Kincannon said that work would undoubtedly begin about March 1st. The railroad authorities, in compliance with the orders of the commission, have planned for the building to begin as soon as winter weather is over. The plans agreed upon are for a handsome structure, one in keeping with the importance of this growing, progressive city.


Continued: State vs. Peter Berthel;

State vs. Samps Derryberry;

State vs. Will Tyson, nol prossed.

Jury and verdict of not guilty entered in the following state cases:

J.L. Crum, concealed weapons;

J.L. Richardson, trespass;

Sam Williams, trespass;

Hugh Gilliam, concealed weapons.

Judge Sykes is still confined to his room at the Waldron Hotel.

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A.J. McIntyre of Ripley is in the city today.

Miss Mary Lou Ijams is visiting in Huntsville, Alabama.

James Gish will receive his line of white goods and embroideries soon. Wait and see.

Dr. Johns is spending a month at Chicago, talking a special course in medicine. Mrs. Johns is with relatives in Hickman, Kentucky.

Corinth will have that promised Union Depot. The Mobile & Ohio and the Southern should give the tip to the Illinois Central so that road could join them in the enterprise.

Hon. H.H. Ray announces for re-election as representative in the legislature. He has served this county well in the past, doing able and faithful service. He is truly a representative citizen of the highest type, and the county could not make a mistake in re-electing him.

Mrs. George Taylor entertained a number of friends Wednesday afternoon at a progressive flinch party. The occasion was in honor of her sister, Mrs. Price, of Helena, Arkansas, who is visiting here. The prize was awarded Mrs. Cullen Stanley; the booby prize going to Mrs. E.P. Simmons.

Corinth is fortunate in having a good "coal man". Mr. Bell has kept the town well supplied with the needful during the season, not withstanding the scarcity elsewhere. Corinth couldn’t get along very well without Mr. Bell.

Building activity in Corinth this year promises well. Several things are slated.


Document Goes to Senate For Ratification.

Washington-January 22nd. A treaty between the United States and Colombia, by which this government secures the right to construct an isthmian canal on the Panama route has been signed.

The treaty will be transmitted to the senate for ratification. No details regarding the provisions of the treaty have been made public. It is understood that a compromise was arranged between the $100,000 yearly rental offered by Secretary Hay and the $600,000 demanded by Colombia.

The United States is given a lease renewal every one hundred years at the sole option of this government. This is practically equivalent to sovereignty but meets the requirements of the Colombian constitution.


We have examined the poor house through a committee, and beg to report that conditions there are not as satisfactory as might be.

The county owns the land upon which the poor house is located. The house of the Superintendent is in an unsafe condition, and we suggest the necessity of immediate repair of this building.

The houses in which the paupers are kept are also in an unsatisfactory condition; leaking, and otherwise needing general repairs.

There is no complaint among the paupers of the way in which they are fed. They also have plenty of gumwood to burn. There is complaint that the clothing of the paupers is insufficient and it is the opinion of the grand jury from the report of the committee the complaint is well founded in some two or three instances. The poor are pleased with the superintendent, and we think him a competent and suitable man for the place, and would respectfully suggest and request that the Board give this matter immediate attention.

We have examined the jail and find it well kept, and the inmates properly and satisfactorily cared for.

We have examined the roll of honor, the pension roll, and find all whose names appear thereon to be entitled to the same, save one.

We have examined the books of the various county officers, and find in every instance the books in excellent condition.



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W.H. Potts of Memphis is in the city today.

The Amercian Lady shoes are for beauty and wear. Jas. Gish.

Mr. and Mrs. Ben Liddon have returned from a visit to Florida.

James Gish has 1000 yards good calico for 4 cents a yard.

J.W. Wardlow of Pocahontas, Tennessee, was a Sunday visitor here.

We have 2000 yards of 1 yard wide domestic for 4 cents a yard. Jas. Gish.

Mr. Curry of Jacksonville, Florida is visiting his sister, Miss Norma Curry.

R.F. Morrison has pure vineless yam sweet potatoes, Swift’s uncanvassed hams, nice country butter.

Sig Rothschild and Abe Hammer are off on a trip in the interest of the wholesale department of Abe Rubel & Co.

Now is the time to have your sick sewing machine cured by a specialist of more than 20 years experience. Fits and all chronic diseases of the sewing machine permanently cured. Consultation and examination free. No pay until cure is effected. Call on or address Dr. Balsey at Hall Hotel, Corinth.

A fine line best quality preserves at Klyce’s.

G.G. Bostwick of Ripley was in the city today.

Mrs. May Henry Ferguson left today for Memphis.

Mrs. J.T. Barnhill of Selmer is a guest of the Waldron.

E.M. Martin, a prominent citizen of Meridian, was in the city today.

Don’t let the talk about sewerage die completely dead. It must come.

Miss Annie S. Wood of Atlanta was a guest this week of Mrs. T.E. Henry.

Robert Perkins and Charley Moore, the twin drummers, are in the city today.

Mrs. C.H. Howe of St. Joseph, Missouri, a very popular temperance worker, will lecture in the Baptist church Sunday, Feb. 8th, at 4 o’clock.

Ben Liddon is having an extension built to his store on Waldron Street. P.C. Mathis will occupy this store and use the annex as a millinery department.

J.Y. Harris and bride, nee Miss Myrtle Young, were in the city today, en route to their home in Ripley. They were married last night in Booneville.


Miss Mary Bynum, daughter of Mrs. Annie Bynum, of Booneville, died yesterday at South McAlister, Indian Territory. The remains were received here today and will be carried to Booneville where they will be intered tomorrow. The deceased was well known in Corinth. She was reared at Rienzi, and later moved with her parents, Dr. and Mrs. J.M. Bynum, to Booneville. She received her college education at the I.I.&C. at Columbus, and afterward became a member of the faculty of that institution. She was devoting her life to educational work, for which she was so admirably adapted. She was an untiring, enthusiastic worker, and possessed the talents and elements that made her efforts meet with pronounced, notable success. Sociably, hers was a kindly, congenial spirit; her circle of friends was wide and those who knew her loved her, and rendered to her the courteous respect due a lady of refinement and gentleness of heart. On account of ill health she retired from her college work; then, thinking the trip would be beneficial, she accepted from the government a position as teacher in the Philippine Islands. Her health continuing to fail, she soon returned to this country and stopped for a time at Los Angeles, California, where she was joined by her mother, and later they came to South McAlister.


H.S. Green is in the city.

Dr. Warriner is in Booneville.

Hon. W.M. Cox of Baldwyn is a visitor here today.

F.C. Hinds of Booneville was among the visitors here today.

Rev. R.A. Kimbrough and wife of Tupelo are visiting relatives near Kossuth.

Mrs. C.M. Johnsey of Baldwyn is the guest of the family of H.T. Johnsey.

FOR RENT-Four room cottage. Apply to L.W. Worsham.


Rev. Clark of Newton Bears That Distinction.

Mississippi claims the oldest preacher in the United States, and perhaps in the world. The reverened gentleman is Rev. N.L. Clark, who resides at Newton, Mississippi. He was ordained into the ministry on the 10th of June, 1838, and has been in the active ministry in East Mississippi for more than sixty years, is editor of a local Baptist paper, pastor of the Newton Baptist Church and often drives ten miles over the country roads to the county seat at Decatur to perform marriage and funeral services, make pastoral visits and to preach in the Decatur church, where he was acted as pastor for more than 65 years. East Mississippi was a wilderness when he first came to that section, and the venerable minister relates many interesting incidents of the early history of the State.


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The Press is Skeptical of Suggested Innovations.

The press of Mississippi is poking considerable fun at the State University over the announcement that a department of journalism is to be added to the course of study. The average country editor is very skeptical as to the practicability of the venture; the contention being that it is no more possible to develop a trained newspaper man in a school of journalism than it would be to train a blacksmith by keeping him locked up in a parlor.

Another new venture of the State University is the establishment of a department of insurance to be under the direction of a capable instructor, and it is stated that this course will be quite popular at the next session.


J.R. Hall of Sheffield is in the city.

A.M. St. Johns of Memphis is a visitor here today.

J.T. Meeks and Geo. Webb have returned from St. Louis, where they carried a carload of cattle.

Marriages licenses issued:

Albert Bass and Miss Cassie Bass;

John Childers and Miss Golie McAnnally;

M.L. Whitaker and Miss Maude Marlor;

Floyd Huff and Miss Gethie Kemp.

O.C. Meeks is visiting in Memphis.

Edgar Sanders went to Nashville today.

Hall Adams left last night for St. Louis.

Miss Estelle Adams left last night for Chicago.

Edwin East is attending a school of stenography in Memphis.

Mr. and Mrs. F.S. Elgin of Memphis arrived in the city today.

Chas. H. Gish and children were recent visitors to Bolivar, Tennessee.

Mrs. R.C. Battle has returned from a visit to relatives in Bolivar, Tennessee.

B.A. Webb, advertising agent for the Movile Mardi Gras Carnival, was in the city yesterday.

The next thing is to reorganize the street-lighting system. More light, but they are going to cost money.

The family of Cal. Ijams left today for Checotah, Indian Territory, where they will reside in the future. Mr. Ijams preceded them several days ago.

The scheme to annex Wenasoga, Hightown and a part of Hatchie to the corporation of Corinth has failed. They didn’t want to come in.

The U.D.C. meet tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock at the residence of Mrs. Tom Holman.

The sidewalks are still bad. Col. Ozier hasn’t as yet matured his plans to have them fixed. But in time he’ll get there. It takes time and nerve to enforce the law on this proposition.

The city printing last year amounted to the extravagant sum of $29.00, in city warrants. No wonder the Colonel and his board called for cut-throat, sealed bids. There is no politics in this, only a desire to serve the interests of the burdened taxpayers. The Corinthian didn’t file a bid. It wants to see the city freed from the thralldom of extravagance and will insist on it all along the line. This thing of spending $29.00 a year on printing is an outrage, and The Corinthian hopes to be forgiven, for it did enjoy a portion of that ill-gotten gain.

In Bright’s Disease the kidneys become so spongy that they fall apart and the victim dies. Your case is not yet that serious, but may be any day if you run along as you are. Don’t defy disease, but take Kid-Ne-Oids at once. 50 cents. Sugar-coated tablets.



Roads bad and getting worse.

Elder Allen Kendrick preached at Reynold School House Sunday.

W.E. Kemp and family visited J.E. Splann and family Sunday.

A.R. Potts made a business trip to Corinth Thursday.

J.B. Splann, wife and daughter visited near Gravel Hill Saturday and Sunday.

Mrs. Sallie Calhoun and son, Walter, are spending a few days this week.

Cris Greer gave us a pleasant call Sunday evening.


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Compromise Under Which Arizona and New Mexico Will be Consolidated Into One and Oklahoma Will Go It Alone.

Washington-There was again today considerable talk about the senate of the possibility of a compromise on the statehood proposition. A suggestion which appears to meet with some favor on both sides of the two Territories of Oklahoma and New Mexico be admitted as States and that Arizona be united with New Mexico until the area now covered by that Territory shall include 300,000 people, when it shall become a State; and that Oklahoma be admitted as it now stands, but that at some definite time in the future Indian Territory shall be added to Oklahoma.


First Time Since 1800 England Punishes a Woman.

London-Amelia Sach and Annie Walters, "baby farmers," were hanged at Holloway jail Tuesday. The women were recommended to mercy on account of their sex, but the home secretary was unable to grant the reprieve usually accorded. The women walked to the scaffold unaided and displayed remarkable fortitute. No woman had been previously hanged in England since March 1800.


Along the Cotton Belt Route-land that can be bought for $2 to $5 an acre and up-cut-over timber ground that make good grazing land, furnishing range ten to eleven months of the year, farming land for corn, wheat, oats, cotton-some of it peculiarly adapted to quick growth and early maturity of fruits and vegetables, such as peaches, pears, plums, strawberries, tomatoes, potatoes, onion, cabbage, melons-finding good markets in the north at fancy prices, on account of excellence of quality and earlier maturity than in other sections. An ideal place for the man of small means-cheap fuel, cheap building materials, long growing seasons, short, mild winters-a land of sunshine and plenty. Let us send you literature descriptive of this counrty.

"Home in the Southwest," "Glimpses of Southeast Missouri, Arkansas and Northwest Louisiana," "Through Texas with a Camera," "Fortunes in growing Fruits and Vegetables," "Diversier," a fruit and truck growers’ journal.

On first and third Tuesdays of each month the Cotton Belt Route will sell one-way tickets from St. Louis, Thebes, Cairo and Memphis, to points in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas, at half the one-way rate plus $2, or round trip tickets at one fare for the round trip plus $2, allowing stop-over going, and 21 days return limit.

For full information address,

E.W. LaBeaume, G.P.&T.A., St. Louis, Missouri


If the Citizens Will Buy Two Business Lots On Which to Erect It—Attend the Meeting Tomorrow Night, at 7:30.

One of the most reliable and substantial citizens of Corinth has made the proposition to build an opera house to cost $10,000 if the citizens will buy and donate the ground.

To discuss this propositon a mass meeting is called for Friday night, 7 o’clock at the New Century Theatre. Everyone interested is earnestly urged to be present and hear and join in the discussion.

One of Corinth’s needs is a suitable, first-class public building, an auditorium for public meetings and entertainments, and the opportunity is now offered to secure one, and on the most liberal terms.

Attend the meeting tomorrow night. The ground on which to erect the building is all that the citizens are asked to contribute to secure this much-needed accommodation. The proposed building will be used exclusively for public entertainments, two stories, a handsome, commodious structure with all modern appointments, broad stage, opera chairs, steam-heated, and everything first-class. The promoter of the enterprise is a man who can be depended on the carry out to the letter every detail and promise of a contract. The lots have been selected and can be secured at reasonable figures. Attend the meeting.


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Henry Mickle of New Orleans is in the city today.

Hon. W.J. Lamb has returned from a trip to St. Louis.

This is the year in which we build the opera house in Corinth, Mississippi.

Is the object to save money to the city? If so, will the scheme work?

This is a great town for anything that’s free. Free shows draw well. No admission to the city council.

T.C. Brown is in the city prospecting with a view of establishing a business college class.

Corinth is now without a laundry. M. Bear has quit the business and will engage in cleaning and dyeing clothes.

Why ask the railroads to put up arc lights. We’ve understood that incandescents were the proper and onliest thing.

Some people haven’t as yet got on to Corinth’s curves. It’s the same old town. A little disfigured at times, but still the same.

When the questions of extending the lighting system comes up it will be up to the dingbat and wheezle-boom. Our money goes up on the wheezle.

The same proposition came up a few years ago. Asked why, this motive leaked out: "The Corinthian has been getting the lion’s share!" Ah!

Corinth needs a laundry. Some people would send away for their work, but there are others who would gladly patronize a first-class home concern.


The City Council’s Proceedings of Last Meeting.

The PrintingContract Let to the Only Bidder-Other Job Printing at Proportionate Rates-Clerk Gets the $2 Per

At the last meeting of the city council the Herald Publishing Co. presented the following sealed bid for city printing for the year 1903:

Ordinances of the board for number of insertions required by law, 1 cent per word.

Official minutes, if copy is furnished by clerk, free; if Herald copy same from minutes, $2 per month. (The clerk was awarded the $2.)

It was ordered that notice be given of the intention to issue $1,000 in city bonds to pay for hose and hose carts.

J.T. Meeks and J.C. Skillman were appointed a committee to investigate and report as to the necessity of opening a street north from the west side of Mrs. Northcross’ residence.

An ordiance was passed against the emptying of slops or excrement on any public ground in the city.

An order was passed requesting the railroad authorities to erect and maintain three arc lights of 200-candle power, one near the crossing of the two roads, one over the crossing of the Southern and Fillmore street and one over the crossing of the M.&O. at Tate Street.

The committee on sidewalks asked for further time, which was granted.

The following accounts were allowed:

To officers of city, salary.

T.K. Young, wire, etc., $7.36.

Bob Kemp, blacksmithing, $4.05.

Laura Howell, damages, $50.00.

J.A. McAmis, merchandise, $3.25.

J.P. Wagnon, self and team, $12.75.

  1. Johnson, labor $2.12.

Will Jackson, labor, $3.82.

C.W. Burgess, rent for pound, $11.00.

W.R. Boone, lumber, $2.22.

School accounts allowed:

J.J. Bell, coal, $195.07.

H.A. Huff, salary for January, $17.39.

H.E. Walker, merchandise, $1.60.

J.P. Wagnon, hauling and distributing gravel, $24.00.

Jno. Klyce, labor on school building, $5.00.

S.D. Bramlitt, merchandise, $4.55.

Pocahontas Lumber Co., lumber, $4.11.

C.B. Combs, janitor at No. 2, $2.00.

R.B. Hallam, janitor at No. 1, $30.00.

Kate Harris, janitor at old building, $10.00.

J.A. Price, paid for 5 cars of gravel, $50.00.

Ed Johnson, cleaning closets, $2.00.



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Louis Adams of Selmer, Tennessee, is in the city today.

R.O. Smith of Selmer, Tennessee, is at the Waldron.

James Huggins of Mississippi County, Arkansas, is in the city.

Col. E.S. Candler returned today from a trip to Pinebluff, Arkansas.

M.L. Hirshberg, solicitor for the Memphis News, was in the city today.

Will Topp, banana king of Tupelo, is in town today, with a carload of Fruits.

S.H. Curlee returned this morning from a business trip to New York.

Capt. Thomas J. Phillips of McAlister, Indian Territory, is in the city, visiting relatives and friends.

Miss Ida Moore has accepted a position with Mrs. J.F. Brown. They leave Saturday to visit the eastern markets.

Miss Johnnie McCown and Miss Georgie Small went to Jackson this morning to attend a musical recital and visit Mrs. Barnhill.

S.B. Martin, the present member of the board of supervisors from the first district, announces for re-election.

The sidewalks are passable now, for a day or two.

A carload of feedstuff just received by R.F. Morrison.

For all kinds of draying and hauling, call on Henry Jones.

Lest we forget, we will remind you of the need of sewerage.

It’s an up-hill pull, but Corinth is going to have a new opera house.

James Gish carries a beautiful line of white goods, embroideries and laces.

J.O. Liddon is getting his bank building in readiness for business by the first of March.

Miss Nannie Irwin, aged 43 years, died yesterday, and her remains were interred in Henry Cemetery this morning.

E.J. Green of Rienzi is in the city today.

T.A. Read has returned from Biloxi.

Mrs. W.E. Young is visiting in New Orleans.

Durell Miller of Shannon was a visitor here Sunday.

Earl Wylie of Tupelo was among the Sunday visitors.

Alonzo Voyles and family have returned from Oklahoma.

J.H. Coke left this morning for a few days visit to Tupelo.

Mrs. Loyd Garrett is in New Orleans visiting relatives.

C.M. Green is at home from a business trip through Alabama.

H.L. Hungerford, trainmaster of the M & O, was in the city today.

Some work is being done toward improving the streets and sidewalks.

M.F. Baxter and J.P. Walker left this morning for New Orleans.

C.S. Graham is in St. Louis buying goods for the spring and summer trade.

Rev. Austin Crouch lectures tonight in the Baptist church on How to Succeed in Business.

Walter Guthery returned this morning to Okolona after spending Sunday with relatives and friends in the city.

M.F. Baxter has recently bought three pieces of city property; residence of S.R. Howell, lot 538 in Walker’s Addition from J.P. Burge, north half lot 502 from Ed. M. Jones.

Pastor Felts of the Methodist church preached a very able and timely sermon yesterday morning on the subject of the evils of speculating and get-rich-quick schemes.



Mrs. W.R. Todd and her mother, Mrs. Walton, reached here Sunday. Mr. Todd met them at Corinth and accompanied them home.

Mrs. Rae and two little daughters of Corinth, visited Mrs. J.A.E. Pyle last week.

Mrs. M.A. Candler and little daughter returned to Corinth Monday afternoon.

Mrs. Ida Hyatt left this week to visit her father, Capt. F.O.H. White, at Bonham, Texas.

Miss Flora Savage, of Corinth, returned Monday of last week after a visit to Miss Maude Markle-Vidette.



Postmaster Elgin states that the business transacted at the postoffice indicates an increase of the usual 20 per cent per annum. If the ratio of increase is preserved during the month of March, Corinth will be entitled to and will receive free delivery of mails.

This will be a big feather in Corinth’s cap, will prove a great convenience and will be a great advertisement of Corinth’s progress and importance as a business place.

Free mail delivery will cause Uncle Sam to take a hand in the matter of good sidewalks. The government demands and compels good, passable sidewalks wherever it inaugurates a free mail delivery system. It also requires streets to be placarded with names and houses to be numbered.


While "want ads" have only come into general use comparatively recently they were in use over 100 years ago. The following one is from the American Mercury dated September 27, 1784:

"WANTED-For a sober family, a man of light weight who fears the Lord and can drive a pair of horses. He must occasionally wait at table, join in household prayer, look after the horses and read a chapter in the Bible. He must, God willing, rise at 7 in the morning, obey his master and mistress in all lawful commands. If he can dress hair, sing psalms and play at cribbage, the more agreeable. He must not be too familiar with the maid servants of the house, lest the flesh rebel against the spirit and be inclined to walk in the thorny paths of the wicked. Wages, fifteen guineas a year."



Savannah, Tennessee, February 20.-The steamer City of Clifton burned this morning at 3:30 o’clock at Clifton, Tenn., with 80,000 feet of lumber on board. No lives were lost.

The Clifton was owned by the St. Louis and Tennessee Packet Company. The boat was 2 years old and was valued at $50,000.

The fire originated under the steps; cause unknown.


Oscar Meeks has returned from a western trip.

F.E. Everitt is visiting homefolks in Meridian.

J.A. Bishop has returned from a trip to Texas and Mexico.

Mrs. Josie Green is attending Mardi Gras in New Orleans.

Miss Anna Jones of Galveston is visiting Mrs. R.A. East.

Mrs. A.A. Adams and daughter, Mary, are visiting in Tupelo.

Mrs. J.P. Burge and grandson, Flippen Burge, are visiting Tupelo.

Pure sugar-house molasses, just off the plantation, just received by Sam Sharp & Son.

Commencing Friday night the Hillyears Wonders Company and Grand Gift Carnival will be at the New Century theatre. Don’t miss their entertainment. Handsome presents given away. Prices 15, 25 and 35 cents. Tickets on sale at McAmis Drugstore.

A.B. Patterson, of Corinth, is in the city.-Meridian News.

Read the new ad of Sam Brackstone on another page.

Mrs. A.J. Borroum, Miss Otelia Borroum, M.T. Borroum of Corinth, are in the city for the carnival, and are at the Battle House.-Mobile Items.

T.H. Nelms left this afternoon for a trip to New Orleans to be absent a few days to attend a meeting of the officers of the Prudential Insurance Co.

A visiting newspaper correspondent was near the truth when she sized up the situation and said Corinth was growing by "main strength and awkwardness," in spite of itself, in spite of selfishness and petty factions.

Thompson Coke is a candidate for circuit clerk, announcing today in The Corinthian. He is a young man well known throughout the county, and it is recognized by all that he would make an efficient and worthy official.

A colony of Quakers from Kentucky, we understand, are considering the proposition to move near Corinth, and engage in the manufacture of wagons. This project is being looked after by the Corinth Business League. Another enterprise that is being encouraged is the establishment of a canning factory. This latter proposition is one originating among a few enterprising farmers near Corinth, and it is the intention to have a meeting at the courthouse Saturday, 28th, for the purpose of discussion and organization.



A difficulty arose at Cherokee, Alabama; over a crap game between Will Jackson and Will O’Neal, both white. O’Neal was cut severely and will die. (Editor’s Note: I hope O’Neal didn’t read the paper!)


You don’t buy cheap jewelry; it is brass.

You don’t buy cheap groceries because they aren’t healthy.

You don’t buy cheap dry goods; they won’t wear long.

You don’t buy cheap shoes; they are made of paper.


Go to H.M. McAmis Drug Co. and get the best.


R.E. Fryar, one of the best known farmers of the county, died at his home near Ripley, Monday, after a lingering illness of several months.

Yesterday afternoon, Miss Hester Whitten, a member of one of the oldest and best families of Tippah, died after a protracted illness.

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3 pkgs. best macaroni or spagetti (25 cents)

2 pkgs. best imported macaroni, spagetti or Vermicelie (25 cents)

Condensed Mince-meat per pack (10 cents)

Asparagus tips finest (23 cents)

Asparagus large (23 cents)

3 cans lye Hominy (25 cents)

3 cans Sugar Corn (25 cents)

3 cans Stand Early June Peas (25 cents)

3 cans French Kidney beans (25 cents)

Extra stringless beans per can (15 cents)

Extra Lima beans per can (15 cents)

3 cans Campbell soups (25 cents)

Lea & Perrins sauce small (25 cents)

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Graham Crackers per pkg. (10 cents)

3 lb. jars Apple Butter (40 cents)

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Church attendance was slim last night, owing to bad weather.

Sam Brackstone has returned from a business trip to St. Louis.

Ike Rubel and Asher Hamlin have gone to New York to buy millinery goods.

City Marshal Bell is nursing a well-developed carbuncle, which entitles him to the sympathy of everyone.

Mrs. C.A. Howe, national W.C.T.U. lecturer, addressed an audience at the Cumberland Presbyterian church Sunday afternoon.

The sleet, snow and wind this morning was severe north of Cairo and east of Nashville, breaking the telegraph wires.

Hon. W.J. Lamb is home from a trip to the State capital. He says everything is mud and slush down that way, and that state politics is the main thing in the conversational line.

T.A. Read, Leo Roos, Simon Rubel and Miss Lotta Rubel leave tonight for New Orleans, and while on the trip will attend the Masonic Grand Lodge of the State at Biloxi.

A gentlemen from Paducah, Kentucky, has been in the city for several days prospecting with view of establishing a small wagon factory here. We understand that he is very favorably impressed with Corinth. He would employ about 20 operatives.

W.C. Sweat of Kossuth is an announced candidate for the office of superintendent of education. He is a young man, well qualified for the position, is identified with the educational interests of the county, being a teacher in the county schools.

When you report yourself as being on the sick list as late in the week as Thursday morning, says an exchange, you should, in justice to the editor, remain sick at least until the paper is in the postoffice. It is terribly embarrassing to say that Mr. and Mrs. Geewhillikens is dangerously sick as we go to press and then while lugging the papers to the postoffice meet the said party on the street, happy and cheerful as a boy with his first celluloid collar. Don’t cause the editor to tell a story.


Ed M. Jones has returned from a trip to St. Louis.

Two new free delivery routes are being surveyed out from Rienzi.

Miss Maggie Berry of Rienzi has gone to Indian Territory to reside.

John T. Meeks and George Webb are in St. Louis where they carried a carload of cattle.

The residence of Mrs. Dearing caught fire this morning but the flames were soon extinguished.

Hon. A.D. Moore of Princeton, Kentucky, will deliver his famous lecture, the Three Races, at New Century Theatre tonight.

The Corinthian has had to contend with a leaky roof during this snow-thawing spell, and it’s enough to make a printer cuss.

Dr. Theodore Borroum, Mrs. A.J. Borroum, and Miss Ottie Borroum left last night to attend Mardi Gras in Mobile and New Orleans.

Editor George Brown of the Guntown Hot Times, is in the city. He is making a success of his newspaper and deserves it, every bit.

Rev. J.W. Dishman, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, of this city, announces that he will resign his pastorate in this city to accept a call in East Tennessee. He will preach his farewell sermon the first Sunday in March. His congregation here will regret exceedingly to see him leave. He is much beloved by the good people of Corinth, and held in high esteem and appreciation by all, both as a preacher and citizen.



Editor Corinthian-Quite a lot of talk is going the rounds about graveling the levees and red hills within four miles of Corinth and Rienzi, and our board of supervisors has passed an order to issue $5,000 of 20-year, 5 per cent bonds, redeemable at the option of Alcorn county after ten years.

This is surely a fine move for our city and county. This amount will gravel, after the road is put in fix, between four and five miles in length, seven inches deep and seven feet wide.

Aberdeen Examiner: The pants factory started in Corinth several years ago on capital of $30,000 has grown from earnings to immense proportions and probably has more traveling salesmen than any other establishment in the South. Most of the other pants factories were started on less than $10,000 capital, and there is not one of them that is not paying big dividends.

Mr. O.B. Haynes and family will leave soon for Corinth where they will in future reside. Mr. Haynes has accepted a position with the W.T. Adams Machine Company, as general auditor of accounts for which work he is thoroughly qualified. We regret to loose this excellent family as citizens of the place and trust they may find a pleasant home in Corinth.-Tupelo Journal.

Mr. Haynes and family arrived in the city today.

R.S. Houston and wife went to Corinth Monday. They were accompanied by their daughter, Miss Irene, who will spend some time there studying music.

W.C. Meeks, a well citizen of Corinth, and a former resident of this county, spent several hours here Saturday. Mr. Meeks is a man of vast and varied experience and observation, and his superior conversational powers make him a very interesting companion.-Guy correspondent in Selmer Post.

A large audience was present at the Baptist church last night to hear Rev. B.G. Lowrey of Blue Mountain discuss "The Saloon, the Citizen and the State." The speaker made a timely and interesting question, and all present agreed fully to all he said about the evils of the liquor traffic. The question of doing away with local option and adopting statutory prohibition is one that will be hotly discussed by the people of the state during the present year. All but 12 counties in the state have become prohibition by means of local option and legislative enactments and the local option plan is very popular, supported by some of the strongest temperance leaders and almost the entire press of the state. The greatest agitation will be heard in those counties which allow saloons. It will do no harm, and may result in good in furthering and strengthening the sentiment against the saloon.


Postmaster Elgin is in Memphis.

F.W. Williams of Meridian is in the city today.

H.M. McAmis made a business trip to Memphis today.

Cream Crisp, the new breakfast food, at Sam Sharp & Son’s.

Marriage license issued: J.W. Smith and Miss Effie Ophelia Canady.

Prayer meeting tonight.

Collins Bros. have a new ad.

Walker Drug Co. ad changed.


I will on Monday the 2nd day of March A.D. 1903, within legal hours in front of the court house, in the city of Corinth, Mississippi, proceed to sell the following real estate for the city taxes due thereon for the fiscal year 1902, to-wit:


Mrs. M.L. Laudfair, R.J. Holcomb, J.O. Kingston, W.L. Harrison, L.W. Timberlake, Geo. Nagles, Cary Booth.


Fannie Calander, H.A. Smith, A.W. Rowel, W.R. Boone, Albert McGowan, Fred Whitman, Emett Johnson, Florence Davis, Sallie Gibson, Gren McDonald, S.Q. Bass, W.H. Sandy.

Sam Williams, W.L. Harrison, W.L. Harrison, Unknown.


Sam Williams.

J.A. Dilworth, City Tax Collector.


March, 1903


J.E. Miller of Farmer was in the city today.

A.F. Dilworth is on a business trip to Pulaski, Tennessee.

B.M. Savage of Rienzi was a visitor to Corinth yesterday.

Mrs. Hugh Jones left today to visit her sister near Houston, Texas.

J.B. Splann and W.C. Williamson of Kendrick were visitors here today.

J.C. Small left today for San Antonio, Texas, in the hopes that the trip may be beneficial to his health.

Mrs. Willie Lockert and little daughter of West Point are visiting Mr. and Mrs. E.T. Richardson, in Corinth this week.

Dr. Johns has returned from Chicago, where he spent a month attending a post-graduate course in surgery and medicine. Mrs. Johns, who spent the month in Hickman, Kentucky, has also returned home.

Dr. E. Paxton of Gloster, Mississippi, has arrived to make this city his home and to practice his profession. He comes well recommended, both as physician and Christian gentleman, and "The Corinthian" extends him a hearty welcome. He will have his office in the Bramlitt building. His family will arrive in a few days.

N.W. Bynum of Kossuth is in the city today.

Mrs. Dr. Haydon is visiting in Booneville.

A.W. Fox of Detroit was in the city yesterday.

C.A. Kent of Lynchburg, Louisiana, is visiting in the city.

L. Vesey and M.R. Vesey of Chicago is visiting in the city.

F.L. Sanders and Wm. F. Peters are visiting in the city today.

Rev. J.W. Dishman and wife left today for their future home in Greenville, Tennessee.

P.C. Mathis is moving his stock of dry goods to the store on Waldron Street formerly occupied by Bradley.

J.W. Jones, foreman at the Pocahontas Lumber Company, had the misfortune yesterday of having two of his fingers cut off by a saw.


The flagman at Filmore street crossing will be out of a job soon, and electric alarm bells will be instituted. The clang of these bells is calculated to disturb some of our gun-shy citizens. The order was approached cautiously by the city council. The railroad attorney and the Colonel (Ozier) eloqueted eloquently and earnestly at each other for a time-glared and fanned the air-the Colonel (Ozier) seemingly contending for the old time religion, a man and a flag, but he finally sailed gracefully toward the bell proposition and made the motion. Johnnie Meeks learned to say no early in life, and remembering the leaflet literature of his youth, voted no. And there you were. The proposition was again explained and two more votes were recorded yea. One alderman hasn’t voted as yet. The bells are to be tried as an experiment for one year.


An amphiban is named as co-respondent in the divorce suit of Mrs. Katherine Miller. She says in her petition that a whale drew her husband’s love from her.

"I was reading to him the story of Jonah and the whale and he put on his hat and left me," she says in her bill. "He said he was going out to see one of those fishes that swallowed people. ‘I’ve never seen a whale and I am going out to find one,’ said Mr. Miller."

Mrs. Miller has not seen him since. The couple married in 1890.



The nine months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Stevenson died last night, and the remains were interred this afternoon.

Miss Minnie Doche, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Doche, died last night. The funeral services will be conducted tomorrow afternoon at 3 o’clock, at the residence by Rev. Austin Crouch, and the remains will be interred in Henry Cemetery.

Honorable Frank S. Elgin of Memphis is in the city.

M.F. Baxter and J.P. Walker have returned from Mobile.

Hugh Hart was a visitor to New Orleans Mardi Gras, returned this morning.

Messrs. Leo Roos, Simon Rubel and Miss Lotta Rubel have returned from New Orleans where they enjoyed Mardi Gras.

Mrs. Sallie Brown of Corinth is visiting her sister, and other relatives and friends.


Mr. C.C. Gallagher has been appointed manager of the Iuka exchange of the Cumberland Telephone and Telegraph Co. to succeed Mr. W.S. Leatherwood, resigned.

Mrs. W.A. Hodges visited Corinth Wednesday.

Miss Soula Boone, a charming young lady from Corinth, was the guest of her cousin, Mrs. S.J. Barnett, last Saturday. She returned to Corinth Sunday afternoon.

Mrs. D.H. Hodges left Saturday for Memphis where she joins her husband and after spending several days visiting relatives and friends in Memphis, they will proceed to Oklahoma where they intend making their future home.


An exchange says "that a dog in North Mississippi was so vicious that he would attack the locomotive of every train that passed through the town. One day he took hold of one of the driving shafts of the cannon ball as she went through town and was thrown three hundred feet in the air and fell in the smoke stack and has not been seen since." That is a dog gone story.

That dog gone story reminds us of what a Prentiss County farmer said the other day. He was talking of the number of candidates in his county; said that a candidate rode up to a farmhouse the other day and inquired of the man of the house when he was answered by a little boy sitting astride the fence. "Pap’s down in the field a-burying our dog. The blame fool killed hisself barking at candidates."


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Goes to Greeneville, Tennessee, after Nine Years Ministry in Corinth-A Large Congregation Greets Him and Manifests Its Love and Esteem.

Rev. J.W. Dishman, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, preached his farewell sermon last night, and will leave Wednesday for Greeneville, Tennessee, where he has accepted a call.

The other pastors in the city dismissed their congregations for the night services so that all could attend the C.P. Church. Every available seat in the church was occupied, and the services were peculiarly impressive and solemn; for everyone was in sympathy with the purport of the occasion. At the close of the sermon Mr. Dishman referred to his leaving, and his remarks were well-timed and conveyed with them a feeling of pathos and tenderness, a deep appreciation, an interest in and a warm love for Corinth people and congregation.

Rev. Austin Crouch of the Baptist church presided at an after-meeting, paying a tribute to the departing pastor, and adding appropriate remarks relative to the occasion. He was followed by T.D. Duncan, who spoke on behalf of the church, reviewing the pastorate of Mr. Dishman the past nine years. His tribute was spoken with an honest earnestness that no one failed to appreciate, and the kind words spoken were apt illustrations of the links and ties of fellowship and love that have bound pastor and congregation. Rev. Sydenstricker of the Presbyterian Church and Rev. Felts of the Methodist Church, each made good talks, and then a song was sung and great numbers of the congregation went forward to shake hands with the beloved minister. At times the scene was pathetic, and many were the eyes that were wet with tears. As said by one of the speakers, there were many hearts that were aching.

This manifestation of love and esteem was deserving. Mr. Dishman came to Corinth in July, 1894, from college, accepting the call here as his first charge, and for nine years he has labored faithfully, the record he is leaving behind showing that his work and ministry has been preeminently for good. As a citizen he was useful and was a strong factor in social and civic affairs; he is active, industrious and liberal; a neighbor and friend possessing generosity and cleverness to a fault-a good man, big-hearted and true; and with all good qualities "The Corinthian" commends him to the people of Greeneville.


Wheeler Watson of Strongs, Mississippi is in the city.

H.E. Blakslee of Tupelo is a visitor here today.

T.O. Kerr of Dyer, Tennessee, is a Cox House guest.

J.H. Nelms has returned from a trip to New Orleans.

V.L. Crawford of Meridian is among the visitors here today.

Miss Lilly Ijams attended the Ray-Gray wedding at Hinkle this week.

Rev. A. Crouch returned today from Hinkle where he officiated at the marriage of Mr. Albert Ray and Miss Nannie Gray, at the residence of the bride’s father, J.A. Gray.

The Washington correspondent of the Vicksburg American says: "Another Mississippian who has won great distinction in his congressional career is Ezekiel S. Candler, Jr., representative from the First Mississippi district. Zeke Candler never lets an opportunity pass to help his constituents."



Miss Della Hensley, daughter of Dr.Hensley, near Wenasoga, died this morning, aged 20 years. The remains will be interred Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock in the Holly Church cemetery.


One way second class colonist tickets will be sold daily during February and March at above rate from all main line coupon points on the M & O Railroad.


E.F. Waits has been awarded the contract by the city to wind and attend to the town clock for another year, for $25.00.

An electric car line from Corinth Shiloh Park would be a paying investment for capitalist interested in such enterprises.

The Corinthian is pleased to acknowledge receipt of an invitation to attend the fifth anniversary of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Brown at Guntown, March 16th.

The order of the city council passed in February giving notice of the intention to issue $1000 bonds to pay for fire hose was rescinded, the city attorney being of the opinion that the board did not have the legal authority to issue them for that purpose.

Ed Johnson, colored, was fired from his job as city scavenger yesterday. He got drunk and when arrested by Marshal Bell, he became so profane and insulting that the marshal had to knock him down three times.

Mrs. Josie Ozier Lewis returned today from a visit to Van Buren, Arkansas.

G.W. Campbell of St. Louis, expert piano tuner, is in the city, for a week.

Dr. Paxton and family will occupy the East residence on east Cruise Street.

Mrs.E. Paxton and two children arrived last night from Gloster.

Marriage license isued: T.J. Fendley and Anna Bright.

R.N. Starkey and family are visiting in Tuscumbia.

Smallpox is reported in Selmer, Tennessee.


The Misses Tays visited relatives at Corinth and Iuka last week.

E.C. Hinds is in New York this week buying a spring and summer stock of goods.

Mr. and Mrs. D.T. Price are in Mobile this week to meet their son Claude Price, who is an officer on The Isla De Iuzob, now in that port.

The town board ordered that school should not be opened in the new school house until it was completed, inspected and received by the proper authorities.

There will be a debate at Little Brown Creek Church soon. The subject of the debate will be "Which is The Greatest Man, Booker Washington or Teddy Roosevelt?" Announcement of the date will be made when it is decided on.


Memphis, March 7th-Hugh Bryson, a young man once prominent in social and business circles here, was brought back for trial, from Los Angeles, where he had been for the past five years, much of the time under an assumed name. He comes to answer the charge of kidnapping the illegitimate child of Miss Priscilla Howell, his accuser, who has followed him with unrelenting energy ever since he disappeared with her baby.


We happened in a home the other day and over the parlor door saw a legend worked in letters of red, " What is Home without a Mother?" Across the room was another brief, "God Bless Our Home."

Now, what’s the matter with "God Bless Our Dad!" He gets up early, lights the fire, boils an egg, grabs his dinner pail and wipes off the dew of the dawn of his boots while many a mother is sleeping. He makes the weekly hand-out for the butcher, the grocer, the milkman and baker, and his little pile is badly wern before he has been home an hour. He stands off the bailiff and keeps the rent paid up.

If there is a noise during the night Dad is kicked in the back and made to get up and find the burglar and kill him. Mother darns the socks but dad bought the socks in the first place and the needles and the yarn afterwards. Mother does up the fruit; well, dad bought it all, and jars and sugar cost like the mischief.

Dad buys chickens for the Sunday dinner, carves them himself and draws the neck from the ruins after everyone else is served. "What is Home Without a Mother?" Yes, that is all right; but what is home without a father? Ten chances to one it is a boarding house, father is under a slab and the landlady is the widow. Dad, here’s to you; you’ve got your faults-you may have lots of ‘em-but you’re all right, and we will miss you when you’re gone.


Hon. S.P. Allen of Booneville is a visitor here today.

Paul S. Burt of Oxford is among the visitors here today.

Mrs. Clarence Rugg of Booneville was shopping in the city today.

M.W. Ozier of Whiteville, Tennessee, is visiting his daughter, Mrs. J.H. Felts, at the Methodist parsonage.

Marriage license issued: C.W. Lancaster and Myrtle Gallant; R.A. McIntyre and Nora Beene; Burton Boykin and Sallie Young; Leo A. Ackerman and Eulah V. Epperson.

Meridian Star: The Corinthian makes notice that the board of supervisors of Alcorn County have given an order for ten thousand dollars worth of gravel to be used on stretches of roadway near Corinth and Rienzi. The Alcorn County board of supervisors ought to be perpetuated by an appreciative people. Mississippi is crying for such men in every county.


Sentinel: Mr. Robert Ridings, of Corinth was in town first of the week putting in Soda Fountain for Phyfer & Johnson.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Smith and little son, Master Lloyd, and Mr. George Ridings are in Corinth visiting relatives for a few days.

Mrs. Sallie Miller Brown after delighting her many friends in Ripley with a short visit, returned to her home, Corinth, the 4th, instant.


Independent: Mrs. Terry Abernathy has spent the week in Corinth with relatives.

Clem Lea has a case of small pox at his home three miles from here. He has been quite sick. He has been quarantined by the health board.

Mrs. M.M. Dickey has a slight spell of small pox. While the doctors say it is the genuine article, we are glad to note it is in the mild form. She is strictly guarantined and no danger of the spread of the disease.

Some wicked incendiary set fire to and burned about one hundred barrels of corn for Lee Richard near Ramer last week.

The side tracks along here all full of new coal cars for the Southern road. There is no room for them in Corinth.


Leo Roos spent Sunday in Memphis,

Miss Lotta Rubel is visiting in Memphis.

O.C. Cowan of Jacinto is in the city today.

Sam Bell, a worthy and well-known negro of this vicinity, died this morning.

The wet weather has caused the loss of several days’ time by the employees of the spoke factories.

Professor A.H. Ellet of Blue Mountain will lecture at the Kossuth School at 7 p.m. Saturday March 14th.

Mrs. V.A. Sanders has returned from a visit to her daughters, Mrs. Stewart and Mrs. Berlin, in Memphis.

John Sorell was a visitor to Chattanooga last week. His mother, who resides in that city, has been quite ill for several days.

Mrs. J.F. Brown and Miss Ida Moore have returned from their millinery purchasing trip to Cincinnati and Louisville.

Rev. Austin Crouch will deliver an address tonight at the Baptist Church.

E.J. Green of Rienzi is in the city.

R.F. Williams is home on a visit from California.

W.A. Dixon and Thompson Coke have returned from Arkansas.

Jake Heyer has purchased the residence of Joe Ijams. Mr. Ijams will go west.

Earl Williams is in New Orleans, where he has a position as telegraph operator.

A party of Turks passed through Corinth today in wagons. They were headed for New Mexico.

Rev. C.A. Deloach and Mrs. Ethel Baker were united in marriage at the residence of Mr. Gravit at 10 o’clock this morning by Rev. W.L. Savage. The groom was a student of the S.W.V. University at Jackson, and was formerly a citizen of the stern portion of this county.

Mrs. Howard Scrape and little Mary Jeannette returned on Wednesday from Corinth-Aberdeen Weekly.

A Washington dispatch says that Corinth postoffice will get two additional clerks at $600 a year, and an increase in the salary of one clerk from $400 to $600.

Corinth is outgrowing any town in the State, according to postoffice receipts. We who stay at home all the time fail to appreciate the rapid progress and improvements being made.

The law firm of Lamb and Kier has been dissolved, and Mr. Kier will leave soon for St. Louis. His many friends in Corinth will regret very much to see him leave. During his residence of several years in Corinth he has won the high esteem and confidence of all.

Plenty of money in Corinth. That is one advantage Corinth has; there are scores of men with money to invest in industrial enterprises if the proper organization and start is made. Corinth already leads the State in manufacturing. What she has accomplished has been with home capital, home energy, brains and business talent.

Van Camp’s canned good, soups, and other good things for the table, at Sam Sharp & Son’s.

National Headlight Oil; the best; at R.F. Morrison’s. 25 cents a gallon.


"Never don’t do nothin’ which isn’t your fort, for ef you do you’ll find yourself splashin’ around in the kanawl, figuratively speakin"-Artemus Ward.


Mrs. McHughes, who fell recently and broke her shoulder, is improving.

J.H. Williams, who has been teaching at Briton’s school house has returned home.

D.E. Carter, who has been living in Selmer, moved back to his farm last week.


Corinthian Clippings for March, 1903



I have reasons for my withdrawal from the race for re-election to the office of county superintendent.

These I will not give in public print. I could not express my gratitude to the people of this county for their support nearly four years ago. The subject of the consolidation of county schools is taking shape a little too fast in the minds of those whose eye is on the pocket more than it is on the educational interest of the masses. I can fight this tendency better in the legislature than anywhere else. So I offer for a seat in the lower house, subject to the decision of the Alcorn voters. Your will, not mine, be done.

Respectfully, H.A. Huff


H.M. McAmis was a visitor to Memphis this week.

G.W. Bradley of St. Elmo, Tennessee is in the city today.

Meanwhile, the sewerage question is the main thing.

Dr. J.S. Voyles was a visitor to Memphis yesterday.

Mrs. M.V. Hart is visiting relatives in Fayette, Alabama.

Ike Rubel has returned from a trip to the Eastern cities.

J.R. Walker and R.W. Lewis of Baldwyn are in the city today.

Frank Taylor has purchased the barber shop of J.M. Murphree.

Mrs. C.P. Elgin returned today from a visit of several days in Memphis.

The opera house is a-coming, as "The Corinthian" has been a-telling of you all along. The first work toward preparing the ground for the new opera house was begun this morning.

The post office lobby is now closed at night, after 9 o’clock, according to orders from Washington.

Capt. A.P. McAlister of Tupelo is in the city today.

Another crowd of I.C. Railroad surveyors were in the city today.

Miss Mattie Cochran of Bolivar, Tennessee is visiting relatives in town.

Mrs. R.C. Battle gave a flinch party last evening, complimentary to her visitor, Miss Mattie Cochran.

John and Sam Whitaker and Henry Kibbee were taken in charge by Deputy U.S. Marshall Bynum last night and placed in jail. The charge against them is dealing in spurious greenback money, the Montana bank bills that were stolen in transit several years ago. The bills lack the signature of the bank president to make them legal tender. A few weeks ago one of the Whitakers was tried for counterfeiting, but was acquitted.


The Old Baptist Church at Bolivar to Be Converted Into a Residence.

Bolivar, Tennessee, March 19-The old Baptist church of this place is being torn down to be converted into a residence. In the early settlement of Bolivar, the Baptists were the first of the denominations to erect a church, which was of brick, and stood where the frame structure now stands. All Christian bodies worshipped in this little church, but it was wantonly destroyed during the Civil War by Federal troops under Major-General Sturgis of New Jersey, who likewise burned the town.


"Plaindealer"-Henry Johnsey and wife, of Corinth, were the guests of relatives in town Sunday.

Mrs. Jennie Martin, of Clarksdale, Mississippi is the guest of relatives in town this week.

Mrs. Pollie Miller is still at Corinth under care of Dr. Taylor. Her health is hoped to be better.

Doctor Davis’ horse bogged in the street near Arch Simmons’ Sunday night and had to be dug out with a spade. How is that for one of the principal streets of the city. We are necessarily compelled to provide some way for the trade to get into town. Corinth and Alcorn county are experimenting with gravel and those interested in road building in this county and town will watch the experiment very closely. Doctor Davis is in favor of good roads and has got in a state of mind to submit to very high tax to build them.


Mrs. J.F. Humphrey has returned from Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Elder R.P. Meeks of Henderson, Tennessee is in the city today.

H.H. Hawkins of Cincinnati was in the city yesterday prospecting for the location of a saw mill.

Johnes, Caruthers & Co. will occupy two stores, having rented the stand recently occupied by P.C. Mathis.

Roberson & Co. will move their cotton office to Filmore street, in the room recently fitted up in the rear of the store of Jones, Caruthers & Co.

The store room recently occupied by Collins Brothers is being fitted up for occupancy by W.J. Lamb. The rooms upstairs will be used by Dr. L.W. Worsham.

W.S. Hamilton of Prentiss County was in the city this week, selling brooms which he makes on his premises west of Booneville. He raises his own broom corn and makes a good merchantable broom.

Dr. L.W. Worsham is in Saulsbury, Tennessee.

Whit Jones of Memphis was a visitor here today.

W.F. Elgin and wife left today for a visit to Memphis.

Dr. Bolivar Smith of Burton was in the city today buying goods.

Joe Cates and sister, Miss Minnie, of Kossuth were in the city today.

Honorable J.C. Kincannon, railroad commissioner, was in the city today.

Miss Margaret Thurmon of Charlotte, North Carolina is visiting the family of Mrs. Andrew Brown.

Lee Smith of Guntown was in the city this week buying a large lot of pants from the woolen mills.


"Hot Times"-Robt. Williams of Corinth was the guest of friends here Sunday.

M.L. Parham spent Sunday with his son, Sidney Parham, at Corinth.

Theodore Thompson, Joe Shackelford, Mrs. Tom Tacker, Miss Annie Mohundro and Miss Jennie Stinson of Corinth were the guest of the editor and wife several days this week, returning home Tuesday night.


Bottling Works Move Here From Iuka.

A new enterprise has come to town. V.C. Ramsay has moved his bottling works to this city and will operate at the Kemp stand on Franklin Street, south of the Southern Railroad crossing. He has successfully operated at Iuka for two seasons and comes to Corinth believing this to be a more central and advantageous point for such a business. He puts up soda water and other mild summer drinks.


RESIDENCE-In North Corinth-whole block-good water. J.A. McAmis

OLD PAPERS-Old newspapers for laying under carpets and matting and to be used, in kitchen and for house cleaning, at Corinthian office.

RASPBERRY PLANTS-Cuthbert Red Variety. Apply to T.K. Young. Phone 142


COOK-A white woman to do cooking and general household work, to live on premises. Apply to Dr. W.A. Johns.


BOONEVILLE-Professor Hardy of the A & M College was a recent visitor here. Mrs. B.P. Jaco is visiting in Grenada. Miss Jeanie Elliott is visiting in Tupelo.

IUKA-C.R. Stacy of Choctaw County is visiting here. Miss Kate Brown was a recent visitor from Corinth. J.F. Carpenter and wife have returned from the west. G.W. Webb of Memphis is visiting in Iuka…Ed. Greer, a negro, was arrested Saturday for stealing a horse.

RIPLEY-W.H. Pitner, aged 62, died a few days ago. Capt. J.A. (no last name mentioned), chaplain in the army, lately returned from Manila, was a recent visitor here and made an address in the Methodist Church.

GRAND JUNCTION-Mr. and Mrs. Rugg of Booneville were here last week. Miss Mary McLeran has returned from a visit to Corinth. Several Grand Junction ladies will attend the millinery openings in Corinth this week.

CHALYBEATE-Miss Mattie Ray, who has been teaching in Alcorn County, has returned home. T.D. Bobo has been critically ill for several days. A new Sunday school has been organized in the Presbyterian church. Miss Olivia Pegram has returned home from Ripley.

BLUE MOUNTAIN-Professor Ellett recently entertained the Kossuth people with a lecture. Professor Lowrey delivered a temperance lecture at Amory last week.


Fire was discovered soon after 3 o’clock morning in the residence of Bolen Cherry on Green Street. The building and most of the contents were consumed.


J.M. Boone is in Meridian.

W.H. Ress of Rienzi is in the city.

Estes Young is at home on a visit.

Simon Rubel spent Sunday in Starkville.

Miss Lotta Rubel has returned from Memphis.

Mrs. Minnie Stanley spent Sunday in Booneville.

Miss Johnnie McCown spent Sunday in Shannon.

Nelms Northcross was a Sunday visitor to Shannon.

Professor J.R. Reynolds of Jacinto was in the city today.

Friday is opening day at Mrs. J.F. Brown’s millinery store.

All’s well that ends well-if you are insured in the Prudential.

A nice line of fancy hair ornaments at Mrs. Brown’s Millinery store.

Mrs. Abe Rubel and Jake Rubel were visitors to Okolona Sunday.

Sprinkle lime about your premises for sanitation. Bramlitt has received a carload of lime and cement.

The best printing at Corinthian office.

The neatest line of ladies’ slippers you ever saw at Graham’s.

Nice fat mackerel, fresh cakes, lemons and oranges, at Klyce’s.

Old papers cheap at Corinthian office, just the thing to put under matting.

J.B. and M.C. Matheson of Henderson, Tennessee spent Sunday in the city.


The readers of The Corinthian will be deeply pained and shocked to learn of the death of Hon. Sam P. Allen, which occurred at his home in Booneville last night. He was stricken with apoplexy at 4 o’clock Tuesday afternoon and died at 9 o’clock that night. He was 49 years of age and leaves a wife and two children. The funeral services, we understand, took place this afternoon at 3 o’clock.

Mr. Allen was a prominent man in North Mississippi, and was held in loving esteem by all who knew him. He ranked among the leaders of the bar, and had large and powerful influence in social and political affairs. His influence and his efforts always tended toward the higher order of things, for the betterment of society and his fellowman. He was a moral and an honest man-and when that can be truly said of a man, volumes of laudations in behalf of his character would add no more.

He was a congenial and lovable character, and his personality was felt and appreciated at home and wherever he went. He was a brother of Hon. John M. Allen and possessed those inimitable traits of humor and convivality that are so well known and so thoroughly enjoyed by a very wide circle of friends. It is with the sincerest sorrow that we chronicle his death. He was a friend highly prized; he was in loving touch of friendship with so many that his demise will be learned with a feeling of sadness that comes with the loss of one bound by sacred or closer ties of kinship. May his soul rest in peace.


Tupelo, Miss. March 24th. E.M. Carroll, for many years a resident and prominent businessman of this place, died this evening at 6 o’clock of Bright’s disease. Deceased had many friends who will regret to learn of his demise.


Professor C.B. Ijams of Henderson, Tenn., was a visitor to Corinth this week.

J.B. Connor of Jackson, Tennessee, was among the many business visitors yesterday.

Remember the date of the millinery opening at Mrs. Brown’s store next Friday, the 27th.

The milliners of the city have nothing of the superstitious about them and will use Friday for their opening day.

R.T. Estes, manager of the Corinth Furniture Co., left for Memphis Monday to take a course in embalming.

J.M. Boone returned from Meridian last night and left this morning for Booneville to attend the funeral of the late S.P. Allen.

H.T. McGee, architect, has just returned from a trip to St. Louis, Jackson and Memphis, for any new ideas to be had in theatre construction.

J.W. Taylor has purchased the two lots adjoining the opera house lots, and will improve them by the erection of storehouses. Corinth, this year, will take on considerable growth, and seems to be headed northward.

John Gipson is receiving goods for his new store, opposite the post office, and will be ready for business in a few days. He is a clever, reliable young businessman, and "The Corinthian" wishes him success, be-speaking for him the liberal patronage he deserves.

The meeting at the Methodist Church is progressing well, large congregations attending. Pastor Felts is doing the preaching, and is making a deep impression.

W.D. Henry of Nashville is in the city.

Corinth ought to have a wedding occasionally.

Mrs. W.T. Adams has returned from Chicago.

Miss Effie Rodgers of Rienzi is in the city today.

Mrs. Lon Sanders of St. Louis is visiting in the city.

Friday is opening day at Mrs. J.F. Brown’s millinery store.

A furniture factory would be a good thing to begin this year.

A nice line of fancy hair ornaments at Mrs. Brown’s Millinery store.

Mrs. J.O. Gaither has returned from a visit to LaGrange, Tennessee.

George Briggs, who was injured in a runaway accident about two months ago, is able to be out again.

The opera house will be built, the band is progressing well, an orchestra will be organized, what about baseball?

The Methodist people tried individual communion cups Sunday, and are pleased with same. They will probably adopt them permanently.


The health of the community is good.

The farmers are busy but owing to lateness of season very little is being done in oat sowing.

Mrs. Anderson has made some valuable improvements on her residence.

The public schools have closed.

Wm. Smith is attending school at Kossuth.

W.R. Smith received painful injuries a few days ago by being thrown from a wagon.

Ed Johnson and Joe Jobe have returned from Texas.

Mrs. W.W. Hinton is improving, after a serious illness.

Rural free mail delivery will be inaugurated April 1st, and the people gladly welcome the service.

Quite an enjoyable affair of Friday evening was the organ recital given by Professor Henry Tschudi, assisted by Professor Otto Schultz, at the First Presbyterian Church, which showed the sweetness and melody contained in this handsome new organ."

Lee A. Flake of Water Valley, who has purchased the Corinth laundry, is in town to make complete arrangements for opening up the plant here.

Colonel Young of Corinth was here this week looking after the stave business. The Colonel is always a welcome visitor to Booneville.

J.H. Kellar has returned to the city from Arkansas and is once more with the Star Barber Shop.

Lowell Brakeman has returned from Memphis, where he has been attending a business college.

Attorneys Johnson & Sharp have opened a branch office in Booneville.

Mrs. R.N. Starkey returned yesterday from a visit to Tuscumbia.

T.E. Davis of Jackson, Tennessee, spent Saturday and Sunday in town.

W.H. Potts of Memphis was among the visiting drummers today.

Ex-Senator W.V. Sullivan of Oxford was in the city today.

W.K. Michael of Booneville was a Corinth visitor yesterday.

Mrs. S.M. Walker of Savannah, spent Sunday in the city.

Sandford Tyson, of Greenville, is here on a visit.

A.M. St. John of Memphis was in the city today.

L.A. Savage and wife spent Sunday in Rienzi.

Rev. A. Crouch has returned from Booneville.


Down in the piney woods country, where the M.J. & K.C. road is being built, there are people who have never saw a locomotive. A few weeks ago, one of these long-haired natives, who heard the cars were running not more than fifteen miles away, hitched his horses to his wagon and took his family to see the cars.

He stopped his team near the railroad track, and the time drew near for the iron horse to make its appearance, he became nervous, and for safety, he unhitched his team and carried them over the hill, about a half mile away, and hitched them securely. He returned to town and sat on the wagon tongue a few minutes and decided he had better move the wagon a little further away. He lifted the tongue to roll the wagon to a place of safety, when the shrill note of the locomotive whistle announced the coming of the train. The man became frightened, pulled the wagon with all his might, and as the train thundered by, he got so badly scared that he ran away with the wagon and tore it all to pieces.

Casualities are not known. The reporter left about this time.



Selmer, Tennessee, March 30th-Sunday night about 8 o’clock when Sheriff Robert M. Carroll made his usual visit to the cell room of the jail to secure the doors dividing the cage into three cells, he was attacked by six of the eleven prisoners.

They had forced out one bar below the feeding trap in a blind cell in the rear of the cage by breaking it with the iron water closet seat. The bar shows granules, but the part broken was in two pieces, each about six inches.

The two pieces were used to beat the sheriff on the head. John Moore, white, convicted murderer, struck him just over the temple, and Math. Prather, a negro, hammerred the back of the sheriff’s head. Neither succeeded in fracturing the skull, though the loss of blood and the concussion have incapacitated Sheriff Carroll from taking part in the which is going on.

Prather jumped from a second story window, while Baldridge and Benton, two other negroes, ran down the stairs and through the kitchen, where they smashed the glass from the window and made their escape while the sheriff was struggling with the more important prisoner, Monroe.

Search will be made with the dogs through West Tennessee and Mississippi, as they have likely made for locations familiar to them. John Barclay, convicted with Monroe, lost his nerve and was waiting on the steps when Warren Wallace, who lives with the sheriff, came in answer to calls for help, with a shotgun, and drove him and the other six back.

Monroe and Barclay are under sentences of twenty years, waiting decision of an appeal to the Supreme Court.


Nashville, Tennessee March 31st-General William H. Jackson, for thirty and odd years proprietor of the famous Belle Meade stock farm near this city, Confederate cavalry leader, one time Indian fighter, died at his home at 7:05 last night. He had been in bad health for the past two years, but only for the past two months has his decline been such as to excite serious apprehension. He anticipated death and approached it calmly and confidently. For years General Jackson was a devoted member of the Methodist Church. Funeral arrangements have not been made, but the interment will doubtless be in the family burying grounds at Belle Meade.


Benton Harbor, Michigan, March 30th-Benton Harbor is preparing for the second coming of Christ, and in anticipation of the event the members of the House of Israel are gathering here.

According to the scriptures, as interpreted by the House of Israel, the event will take place within three years. The church has Benton Harbor as the gathering place in America, and it is expected that 144,000 members will be gathered here before the three years elapsed. Special street meetings and grove gatherings will commence as soon as the summer is fairly opened.

The House of Israel has had a large number of followers in the city for several years.


Frank C. Bell and Miss Lena Small.

O.C. Henry and Miss Lena Bumpass.

William Lawson and Miss Mary Grimes.

J.S. Petty and Mandy White.

J.L. Leggett and Tilly Bennett.



Rienzi, March 28th-The regular annual meeting of D.T. Beall Camp, No. 1327, U.C.V., was held on the 21st. The following principal officers were elected for the ensuing year: W.H. Rees, commander; J.T. Cheevis (sic?) and B.M. Savage, lieutenant commanders; J.N. Bynum, adjutant, and W.W. Edge, chaplain. C.B. Curlee and B.M. Savage were elected delegates to the New Orleans reunion. Miss Word Curlee was elected sponsor. W.H. Rees was endorsed for Pension Commissioner from the third district. The selection of the other members of said board was left to the A.S. Johnston Camp. A collection was taken to aid in the purchase of Beauvoir for the Confederate Home, and a nice little sum realized.

J.N. Bynum, Adjt.


A.R. Potts made a business trip to McNairy County, Tennessee Sunday.

J.L. Williamson is on the sick list at present.

Elder Allen Kendrick preached an excellent discourse to a large audience at Kendrick schoolhouse Sunday.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Odell Williamson on March 28th, a son.

Rev. J.A. Houston will preach at Oak Hill next Sunday.

E.B. King has been on the sick list, but is improving.

Supervisor Will Marlar was a visitor here Saturday and Sunday.

Corinthian Clippings for April, 1903


Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Lynch, who have been spending some time with W. Ira Smith and family, have returned to their home.

The negroes of this community are preparing to erect a new church. In this they show more zeal than their white neighbors.

Jack Wagnon, road overseer, has called out the hands for road working in the vicinity of Stevenson Hill.

J.S. Dillon, the mail carrier on Route No. 4, made his first trip last Wednesday. The people of this community were very much delighted at receiving daily mail.


The following visited Corinth Tuesday: Mrs. Emma Williams, Mr. and Mrs. S.J. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Sawyer, Mrs. G.W. Dudley.

The meeting at the Presbyterian church, which was begun last week, is still in progress. Most of the preaching, all of which has been able, has been done by Rev. H.M. Sydenstricker of Corinth. While there are no visible results, such good preaching cannot be in vain.

The Todd-Walton Hardware Co. lost a considerable amount of freight at Eastport Landing last Friday by a sudden rise in the Tennessee River. The freight, mostly wagon material, was unloaded at the water’s edge and the sudden rise in the river carried it off before the wagons reached there to bring it away.

M.L. Markle’s work train crew has been busy during the past week grading and graveling the ground around the new switch, which is a great convenience to the business men.

Mrs. G.T. Walton is visiting relatives in Clarksville.

J.W. Jourdon has purchased the Bay Springs property.

Mrs. M.F. Miller has been made first assistant in the public school, vice Miss Kate Brown, resigned. Miss Kate Brown has accepted a position in the Corinth public school.


A.J. McIntyre, attorney at law from Ripley, will locate here and have his office in the Tishimingo Bank.

Mrs. Hubbard, wife of Jim Hubbard, Jr., died last Thursday at her home east of town after a long and painful illness with consumption.

Mr. J.T. Stevenson and Miss Belle Allen were married at the residence of Tom Hubbard on the 25th of March, 1903, by Squire U.L. Miller. The young lady is a daughter of Ben Allen of Jacinto.


Iuka Vidette: G.W. Vaughan returned Monday from Corinth, where he has been for about ten days undergoing treatment at the Corinth Sanitarium for cataract, which had destroyed his eyesight completely. It was necessary to perform a very delicate operation in order to remove the growth, but that was successfully performed and the old gentleman is rejoicing over the restoration of his eyesight. The Sanitarium is treating a great many cases and are performing many wonderful cures. No abler corps of physicians can be found than the medical men who preside over this institution.


J.J. McKinstry has suspended his school till summer, and is now at home again.

Dr. A.R. McWilliams is still seriously ill and he believes that he cannot recover.

Rev. W.G. Thompson has returned after an absence of four or five months.

Mrs. Sallie Miller has retired from the public school faculty owing to a falling off in attendance, and a failure to make the average required to retain a second assistant.


Hugh Gilliam spent Sunday in Jackson, Tennessee.

Miss Iva Williams of Jackson, Tennessee is visiting in the city.

This is the month in which Corinth gets into line for free mail delivery.

Mrs. Lloyd Garrett has returned from a visit to relatives in New Orleans.

Miss Ray Dennis of St. Louis will be the assistant trimmer this season at Rubel’s.

Corinth must find means of recreation and amusement for her growing population.

H.A. Huff, superintendent of education, withdraws as a candidate for re-election, and announces for the legislature.

R.L. Pearce and wife came out from Memphis and spent Saturday and Sunday with relatives here.

Drop me a postal to call and price you a good homemade mattress, or for any work you want. C.H. Delp.

W.M. Campbell and wife arrived this morning from Columbia, Tennessee. Mr. Campbell has accepted a position with "The Corinthian".

A conveniently located baseball park is what is wanted by many of the boys. Such a place, well located and enclosed, would be a good thing and would be well patronized.

T.D. McCalla, one of the best men in the county, is a candidate for supervisor from the fourth district. He would make a progressive, capable member of the board, and the voters of that district could not choose a better man.

Rev. J.G. Chastain, who left this county several years ago to do missionary work in Mexico, filled the pulpit at the Baptist Church Sunday morning, entertaining the congregation with a talk on the work and progress of missions in that republic. He considers Mexico City as the cradle-centre of missionary operations in reaching the sixty million Spanish-speaking peoples of the world.

T.L. Carroll of Greenwood is in the city.

Rev. J.S. Berry of Baldwyn is in the city today.

H.S. Moser of Iuka is a business visitor here today.

Professor F.A. Abbott of the A. & M. College is in the city today.

Mrs. Henry Parker of Savannah, Tennessee was visiting friends here yesterday.

S.W. Elson of Corinth is stopping at the Grand Avenue.

Rev. T. Fushida of Japan will deliver an address in the Baptist Church tonight, on the "Manners and Customs of Japan."

J.C. Ijams and family are preparing to move to Indian Territory. Their household goods are being shipped and they will leave next week.

Mr. and Mrs. Davis B. Wills of Tupelo have arrived in Corinth and have taken rooms at the residence of R.F. Young. Mr. Wills represents the New York Life Insurance Company and will make Corinth his headquarters.

Robt. Caffey, who has been absent several months touring Mexico and the Southwest, returned home this morning. He enjoyed his trip immensely, but is glad to get back to his native heath and home.

Corinth must have a road to the river, a road of some kind. It is an old subject, this road to the river; it has become almost threadbare, but the necessity of such a road, and its importance to the commercial welfare of Corinth grows more important each day.

Rev. H.M. Sydenstricker returned this morning from Iuka where he has been conducting a revival meeting. He reports a number of professions and several additions to the church. The future prospect of the church at Iuka is quite hopeful. The new pastor, Rev. M. LeRoy Phillips, is doing a fine work and is rapidly gaining the confidence and esteem of the people.

Corinth is still on the boom. Another enterprise will soon be added to the list of new enterprises. R.E. Ramsey, who has recently opened up a new soda water works here and who controls similar plants at Iuka and Florence, will also install a "picple" factory here this fall. Mr. Ramsey says there is nothing of the kind in this territory and that Corinth is the best field he knows of for a plant of this nature.




Health of the community good excepting colds.

Quite a large crowd attended preaching at Oak Hill Sunday. Rev. J.A. Houston delivered an excellent sermon.

J.L. Williamson has the largest hog in the community.

Mrs. Susie Glover of West Tennessee is visiting her daughter Mrs. Myrtle Williamson.

Elder Allen Kendrick preached at Reynolds schoolhouse Sunday.

The debate at Potts schoolhouse Saturday night was well attended. Some good speaking and closed by some shooting by some of the boys, we suppose for fun as they call it.

E.B. King made Corinth a business trip Saturday.

C.C. Greer was the guest of J.B. Plann (probably should be Splann) and family Sunday.

Preaching at Kendrick schoolhouse next Sunday night. Come out.



Pat Hanley, living seven miles south of town, lost his barn by fire Sunday. Several hundred bushels of corn and all his hay and fodder and some farm implements were burned. It is supposed that the fire originated from careless handling of matches. Mr. Hanley lost his barn the same way several years ago, and about a year ago a tenement house on his farm was destroyed by fire. No blame attaches to Mr. H., who is careful and thrifty farmer.

The railroad last week killed two cows belonging to Mrs. Anderson.

Will Scarberry has been put on a section on M.& O. south of here.


Be it remembered that M.A. Young, Ben F. Young, Allie Bell Young and Marshall Young are hereby incorporated and chartered under the corporate name and style of "Folding Coop Company" with the right of succession and corporate existence for a period of fifty years, and to be domiciled at or near the city of Corinth in the county of Alcorn in the state of Mississippi.

The capital stock of the corporation is fixed at $10,000 to be divided up into shares of the par value of $100 each. But it may organize and commence business when $2,500, par value, of the stock is subscribed for. It may sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded in any and all courts of judicature, and prosecute and be prosecuted to find judgment and satisfaction therein.

The business of the corporation shall be to manufacture any and all kinds of things, folding coops, vessels, boxes, and any and all kinds of products out of wood, metal or both, and to that end it may rent, lease or purchase and own any and all kinds of tools, implements, machinery and appliances required and operate the same and acquire, purchase, and own any and all kinds of timber, wood and metal and may sell the same and may sell the manufactured products therefrom.


Annie Rutherford, colored, aged 121 years, died here Sunday. She had her faculties of mind, sight and hearing.



Lee Rubel, who is attending the A. & M. College, is at home on a visit.

Emory M. Holmes, managing editor of the Memphis News, spent Sunday in Corinth, the guest of H.C. Moore.

Miss Daisy Outlaw of Baldwyn is in the city and will take a course of music lessons from Professor Tschudi.

Miss Bonetha Coffey of Coffey, Tennessee, is visiting in the city.

Cliff Flippen of Memphis is visiting in the city.

Dr. J.A. Borroum is in Memphis.

L.E. Sawyer of Iuka was in the city today.

M.A. Candler spent Sunday in Iuka.

W.E. Small is in Florence, Alabama on business.

Hon. E.S. Candler made a business trip to Selmer today.

Arthur L. Johnsey, who has been with the Corinth Clothing Manufacturing Company, has gone to St. Louis to accept a position with the L. & N. Ry.

John Bennett of Holly Springs is in the city today on business.

H.M. Gilliam left last night for Mobile, Alabama to do some repairing to machinery for the Adams Machine Company.

James Northcross, formerly with the "Corinthian", who has been at Greenwood for some time, is at home on a visit.

R.C. Battle, Hugh Jones, Herbert Young and Jack Joces are in Memphis today.

Messrs. Candler and Candler have received the following telegram from Governor Longino: "I find I cannot attend monument ceremonies at Shiloh. Please express my regrets to the Governor of Indiana."

Edwin East came out from Memphis and spent Sunday with home folks.

J.T. Meeks is in Memphis today.

A.T. Howard of Savannah, Tennessee is in town.

Oliver Gooch of Selmer, Tennessee is in the city today.

Hon. Taylor Barnhill of Selmer is in the city today.

R.W. Houch and wife of Field, Mississippi are in the city.

W.E. Daniel of Yazoo City is in the city today on business.

W.E. Small is building a large spoke factory at Florence, Alabama.

Miss Charlie Wilson of Pocahontas, Tennessee visited Corinth today.

Geo. Wallace and J.S. Burt of Huntsville, Alabama are in the city today.

M.F. Baxter, and daughter, Miss Lizzie, left this morning for a visit to Memphis.

R.L. Smith of Burnsville was in the city overnight, enroute to Aberdeen.

Jas. Stewart and Geo. Henry of Jackson, Tennessee were in the city today.

J.W. White of Tishimingo County was in the city overnight. He was on his way to Aberdeen to attend the session of the Federal court.


For the annual reunion at New Orleans, May 19-22, the Mobile and Ohio railroad will sell tickets to New Orleans and return at one cent per miles, limited for return to May 25th, with privilege of extension to June 25th, 1903. Side-trip tickets at rate of one first-class fare, plus 25 cents, for round trip will be sold from New Orleans.


The A.S. Johnston Camp U.C.V. have elected Mrs. Maggie Johns as their sponsor for the New Orleans reunion. No more worthy or fitting selection could have been made by the old soldiers. Mrs. Johns is one of the zealous, leading spirits in the United Daughters of the Confederacy organization and is one of those who experienced the trying ordeal through which the South passed. She has staunch sympathy and veneration for the old soldier and the honor conferred by them is thrice deserving.


WANTED-Fifty machine operators on pants. Top wages and Steady work. Apply to B. Lowenstein and Brothers, corner Second and Washington, Memphis, Tennessee.


Fine gold watch charm. Reward of $2.50 given finder. Apply to J.D. Ozier.

Corinthian Clippings for April, 1903


To George Graham, Mary J. Blark, Elsie Woods and Jimmie Briggs and B. Efford: You are commanded to appear before the Chancery Court of the county of Alcorn in said State, on the third Monday of April, A.D., 1903, to show cause if any you can why the final account of Geo. M. Briggs, administrator of the estate of Sarah Graham, deceased, should not be allowed, confirmed and approved, and said administrator discharged.

This 5th day of March, A.D., 1903.

W.F. Wallace, Clerk.


Mrs. W.T. Adams is visiting in Memphis.

E.H. Grosser of Huntsville, Alabama, is here today.

I.W. Cowden of Lynnville is in the city today.

E.O. Sykes, Jr. of Aberdeen is in the city today.

G.C. Stone of Memphis is in the city on business today.

Mr. and Mrs. W.F. Elgin left for a visit to Memphis today.

W.J. Sutton, Esquire, of Stantonville, Tennessee, is in the city today.

Mrs. W.Z. Sorell, of Rossville, George, is visiting in the city.

T.J. Walker of Jackson is a business visitor to Corinth today.

Sid Tyson has gone to Water Valley to accept a position with a steam laundry.

Postmaster W.F. Elgin has returned from a trip to Aberdeen and Columbus.

Elder L.R. Burress of Geeville passed through the city today enroute to Iuka to officiate at the funeral of the late J.D. Hubbard.

Sam Sharp & Son have their entire upper floor full of feed stuff. Call up phone 53 and ask them about it.


Iuka, Mississippi, April 8-John D. Hubbard, a prominent farmer, died suddenly this morning at his home, five miles southwest of Iuka. Heart disease was the cause.

Mr. Hubbard was father of Mrs. A.J. Modlin of Corinth.


Contents of Dwelling Saved, Except Kitchen Effects.

Fire Started at Kitchen Stove-General Alarm Given Late and Crowd Was Slow in Gathering.

The residence of Morris Abbey, in the northern portion of town, was burned to the ground this morning, shortly after 8 o’clock.

The fire originated at the kitchen stove while Mrs. Abbey was in the front part of the house. When she returned to the kitchen the flames were beyond control and she gave the alarm and began saving the furniture in the main portion of the building. Others saw the fire and came to the assistance.

The building was an old one, and the fire burned rapidly. Situated some distance from town it was beyond the reach of the powers of the fire company or the use of water hose. Luckily there were enough nearby neighbors who discovered the flames in time to render valuable assistance in getting out the household effects.

Mr. Abbey carried $2,000 insurance on his residence and $400 on furniture. The house was built many years ago by Richard Allen, and has since changed ownership several times, being remodeled and enlarged by John Draughn and Chas. Martin. Mr. Abbey bought the property from Mr. Martin. It has been owned by Allen, Stanley, Draughn, Martin and Abbey.


J.S. Berry of Baldwin is in the city.

C.F. Harris of Iuka was in town Monday.

Arthur Lane is visiting in Bethel, Tennessee.

J.W. Doggett of Kossuth is in the city today.

Hon. H.H. Ray of Jonesboro is in the city today.

Miss Word Curlee of Rienzi is visiting in the city.

Robt. Houston of Guys, Tennessee was in the city today.

W.M. Ruleman of Purdy, Tennessee is in the city today.

R.R. Shopp of Winona transacted business here yesterday.

Jasper Sartin of Booneville was in the city yesterday on business.

A.J. Freed of Henderson, Tennessee is a business visitor to Corinth today.

Young, the tailor, has moved his shop to the rooms over J.R. Redding’s store.

Robert McAnulty, a merchant of Hickory Valley, Tennessee, was in the city today.

Dick Rambo, Southern Express Messenger on the M & O, is at home on a visit.

J.C. Ijams and family and Cal Ijams and family left on last night’s train for Checotah, Indian Territory.

Will Andrews of Muscogee, Indian Territory, who travels for the Alcorn Woolen Mills, is in the city this week.

Mrs. G.G. Hendrix, who has been visiting here for several weeks, left today for her home in Checotah, Indian Territory.

M.C. George is announced as a candidate for tax assessor. He is well known throughout the county and is popular where known; would make a good and efficient officer and we commend his claims to due consideration by the voters of the county.

Walter Clark passed through the city today enroute to his home in the Indian Territory. Since the death of his father, S.P. Clark, he has decided to move to Rienzi and make his home with his mother and will move back with his family in a few weeks.

A quiet wedding ceremony on Tuesday evening at the parsonage of the First Presbyterian Church united Mrs. Alice Leroy Thompson and George R. Weatherford, deputy court clerk. The marriage was unannounced and was a surprise to the friends of both bride and groom. Mrs. Weatherford is a woman of great charm, and has a number of friends in Memphis and at Corinth, where her father was formerly a prominent merchant. Mr. Weatherford is well liked and esteemed, both in his official capacity and socially.

A.J. Cotton and wife of Iuka were registered at the Waldron yesterday.

Miss Maud Markel of Iuka visited in Corinth yesterday.


The following marriage licenses have been issued during the past week by the circuit clerk:

John D. Wilson and Miss Georgia Arnett.

Ika Cannaday and Miss Genis Bell Buchanon.


Tandy Caver, an M & O Brakeman, Has His Arm Crushed While Coupling Cars.

Tandy Caver, a young man whose home is in Wheeler, a brakeman on the Mobile & Ohio railroad, had his left arm crushed last evening while coupling cars in the yards at this place. The injuries were so severe that amputation of the arm above the elbow was necessary. He was carried to the residence of his aunt, Mrs. A.B. Dearing, and the operation was successfully performed by Dr. Voyles, the railroad surgeon.

Corinthian Clippings for April 1903



J.R. Walker of Baldwyn is in the city.

Clem Lea of Selmer, Tennessee is in the city.

M.M. Elledge of Burnsville was in the city today.

J.W. Crouch of Booneville was in the city today.

L.L. Curtis of Jackson, Tennessee was in town Monday.

Dr. J.K. Herman of Kossuth was a visitor here today.

J.R. Drake of Baldwyn was a business visitor yesterday.

Blanche Martin of Memphis is visiting relatives in the city.

W.D. Witherspoon of Sheffield, Alabama was in the city yesterday.

J.C. Brown of Winona was in town for a short time this morning.

Wm. Woods of Water Valley was a business visitor to Corinth yesterday.

Mrs. Sam Sharp returned yesterday from Humboldt, Tennessee where she has been for several weeks.

Lloyd Garrett and mother, Mrs. G.W. Garrett, left this forenoon for Hot Springs, Arkansas where Mrs. Garrett will remain several weeks for her health.

MRS. MARTHA E. ADAMS (Memphis News)

After a long illness, Mrs. Martha E. Adams died at the home of daughter, Mrs. W.E. Love, 1129 Union Avenue, yesterday afternoon at 4:40 o’clock. The deceased was 68 years old. Besides the daughter in this city she left a daughter, Mrs. C.J. Reese, in Baltimore, Maryland, and a son, J.B. Adams, in Mississippi.

Mrs. Adams was formerly a resident of Corinth, but for two years had made her home with her daughter here. She was a member of the Methodist Church and was highly esteemed by all who knew her.

The remains will be shipped this morning to her former home for interment.

The funeral services were held this afternoon at 2:30 o’clock in the Methodist Church, conducted by Rev. J.H. Felts; and the remains were interred in City Cemetery. The deceased was a resident of Corinth for many years and was known and appreciated by the community for her many amiable Christian virtues and qualities. Her death causes sincere regret in Corinth.


The following marriage licenses have been issued during the past week by the circuit clerk:

Ben Watkins and Miss Emma Peters; E.E. Massengill and Miss Viola Palmer; Mack Robinson and Miss Lula Wills.


Notice is given by Mayor Young that the law prohibiting the keeping of hogs in pens within the corporate limits, will be strictly enforced. Those who are violating this ordinance should immediately take warning and save trouble and costs.


Another New Enterprise to be Started by J.W. Taylor.

J.W. Taylor is today buying machinery for a $75,000 oil mill.

An oil mill will be a great help to Corinth and vicinity. It adds one more valuable enterprise and will serve as an advertisement that will be worth a great deal to the city. The money put into circulation will be an immense amount, used in building, operating and buying raw products. It will enhance the price of cotton seed for the farmer and be of other benefits.


Sam Petty of Hamburg is a visitor here today.

Mrs. R.L. Young returned today from a visit to Memphis.

J.B. Porterfield of Tuscumbia is among the visitors today.

P. Henson will make an extended visit to his son, P.E. Henson, in Paris, Texas.

Joe Hensley has returned from Texas, where he has been for several months on account of his health. He is still very weak.

J.R. Hurley and family of McNairy County, Tennessee, are in the city, enroute to Indian Territory, where they will reside in future.

Mrs. D.D. Penyman of Heflin, Alabama, and Miss Martha Robertson of Atlanta, Georgia, are visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.G. Robertson.

E.W. Hawkins of Tupelo, expert electrician, is in the city estimating for the city council the cost of a municipal electric light plant at this place.

J.A. Weatherford of Memphis is in the city making an estimate of the cost of putting in a system of water works and sewerage for the city.

Rev. H.M. Sydenstricker of Corinth preached a magnificent sermon at the Presbyterian Church last Friday evening. A large congregation attended and enjoyed the service.

J.A. Young of Birmingham is among the traveling salesmen here this week, getting out a new line of samples of goods from the woolen mills of Corinth. He travels in Alabama for the Corinth Clothing Mfg. Company.

Mr. Joseph Brown, the newly elected member of the board of trustees of Chickasaw Female College, left Monday for his home in Corinth after enjoying presbytery and a visit to his brother-in-law, J.G. Smith and wife.

Lieut. Price of the United States navy, whose home is in Booneville, was in the city yesterday. He was from Pensacola, Florida, where he is in charge of the battleship Isle de Luzon, one of the Spanish ships captured by Admiral Dewey at Manila.

J.A. Dilworth and M.C. Moses made a business trip to Burnsville today.

Graham has a fine line of straw hats. See them.

Corinth will break the record this year in growth and the establishment of industrial enterprises. A flattering start has already been made.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. M.A. Candler, April 19th, a daughter.

Old papers cheap at "Corinthian" office. Just the thing to put under matting.

Abe Rubel will build an elegant brick residence this summer. The building will cost perhaps $10,000 or more and will be an ornament to Corinth.

The people of Corinth will have opportunity of entertaining a large delegation of Northern visitors May 30th, as the Iowa monuments at Shiloh Park will be dedicated on that date.

A party of Iowa people passed through Corinth this morning enroute to Shiloh Park.


J.H. Bigger of Selmer is in the city today.

J.G. Cowan of Iuka was in Corinth yesterday.

G.L. Gideum of Florence was in the city Monday.

H.P. Wood of Selmer is in the city on business.

R.J. Warren of Aberdeen was in the city yesterday.

W.E. Baker of Pontotoc was in the city yesterday.

Mrs. Frank Elgin of Memphis is visiting in the city.

H.G. Simrall of Columbus was a Corinth visitor yesterday.

Miss Bessie Hyneman is quite ill at her home in the east end.

L.Y. Compton of Paris, Tennessee is a business visitor to Corinth today.

Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Morris of Columbus are guests at the Waldron today.

Rev. J.H. Felts is in Booneville this week conducting a revival meeting.

W.F. Elgin and wife and Mrs. Josie Green were visitors to Memphis this week.

E.E. Owens came down from Jackson yesterday and is transacting business here today.

H.M. Gilliam returned today from Mobile, where he has been in the interest of W.T. Adams Machine Company.

Leo Roos, Simon Rubel, Dr. C.M. Taylor and R.M. Weaver will go to Little Rock this week to take a high degree in Masonary.

T.D. Howard of Birmingham, Alabama and J.J. Comon of Jackson, representing the Hartford Life Insurance Company, are in the city today.

L.C. Rhodes of Memphis is in the city.

Leo Ackerman is in Memphis this week.

J.A. McAmis is a visitor to Memphis today.

C.B. Massey of Iuka was in the city yesterday.

G.H. Greer of Jackson, Tennessee is in the city today.

Clovis Hinds of Booneville is a visitor here today.

Bob Wardlow of Damon, Tennessee, was in the city today.

J.J. Taylor and wife of Booneville were visitors here Sunday.

Jack Arnold is visiting relatives in Newbern, Tennessee, this week.

Miss Willie Mae McIntosh of Meridian visited in the city yesterday.

Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Kilburn of Florence, Alabama visited Corinth yesterday.

J.M. and U.S. Keller of Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee, were Corinth visitors Sunday.

Mrs. A.E. Murray of Dumas is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. V.M. Hall this week.

R.L. Caldwell has resigned his position as salesman at Rubel’s and will travel for the Alcorn Woolen Manufacturing Company.

Arthur Johnsey has returned from a visit to St. Louis and accepted a position as stenographer for W.E. Small.

W.E. Small of this city attended the American Vehicle Woodstock Association meeting in Cincinnati last week. He was honored by being elected one of the directors of the association.

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