Wednesday, September 29, 1926, Contributed by Chester Harrison
THE BABB HOME NEAR KENDRICK
There was a
marriage at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Babb near Kendrick
Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock that will have a county wide interest on
account of the popularity of the bride. Their daughter Miss Mary Julia was
given in marriage to Joseph Horace Spear of Corinth there being only
a few relatives and friends present.
and green decorations added to the beauty of the attractive home for this
occasion, and the impressive ceremony was pronounced by the Rev. Dan. W.
Babb, a minister in active work for more than a half century, and an
uncle of the bride.
following the marriage Mr. and Mrs. Spear came to Corinth where they
boarded the west bound train for a short wedding trip, after which they will
be at home in Corinth.
The bride is
a member of one of the most prominent families in the county, and is a young
woman of personal charm and accomplishments. She has been a teacher in the
county at different times and places and her work has always been of a high
type, so much so that her services have been in demand. Cultured, capable
and amiable she has a host of friends in every section of the county who
will be interested in her marriage.
The groom is
a son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Spear and a member of the Spear
Motor Company. He is a young business man of the city held in high esteem
for his sterling qualities.
Gibson with Virginia Browne in CHIP OF THE FLYING U and BUSTER
MEMPHIS FAIR FALLING SHORT OF LAST YEAR SALES
There was a
good number went to Memphis this morning on the early train to attend the
tri-state fair. The total, however, is far below that of last year. On
special day last year there were 284 tickets sold. This year there were less
than 200 sold on that date.
has been a bit unfavorable though the past few days no objection could be
filed unless it was to the effect that mercury went too high. And even at
that it has not been so warm as last year.
BELOW THIRTEEN CENTS ON MARKET TODAY
continues to come in rapidly and also continues to remain at a very low
figure. Tuesday afternoon it dropped below 13 cents the pound.
brought two bales on one wagon this week but they graded a cent a pound
difference because of the difference in the gathering. One was clean and
white and the other was trashy and dirty. The difference of $5 the bale
would pay for at least a little care in handling.
ABE RUBEL &
Suits…$15 to $50
Classy Hats…$5 to $8
BARNS WILL BE OPERATED HERE
In the city
today are F.M. Black and Frank Guyton of Memphis, completing
the arrangements started here a few days ago looking to the establishment of
a regular mule barn here for the winter and as a permanency.
rented the Striplin barn and the Liddon barn on Wick street
and have had workmen busy tearing out the stalls and converting the interior
into pens for the handling of mules in groups. This work is now about
complete and the firm now has about sixty mules on hand. Two or three car
loads will arrive during the next few days and the total number on hand will
be approximately one hundred.
is to be maintained regularly, being replenished from time to time from the
various mule markets of the country, as the supply on hand is depleted by
A capitol of
$25,000 will be used in the maintenance of these barns and the business to
be transacted. This is to be an assembling point from the outside markets,
and a distributing point to the farmers of this section, extending into the
Tennessee river territory.
Black is well known to the farmers here as a mule dealer and his home is
at Savannah. For a number of years he has been engaged in selling mules thru
this territory, and he is well known to the farmers of North Mississippi and
several counties in Middle and West Tennessee, Mr. Guyton, the man
with whom Mr. Black is interested in the business, is one of the most
extensive mule dealers in the United States and is a member of the firm of
Guyton & Harrington at Memphis, His firm handled mules for the government
during the world war.
CHURCH LEADERS WALDRON STREET CHURCH
Some of the
leading churchmen of America will be in attendance at the State Convention
of the Christian churches of Mississippi at the Waldron St. Christian church
Tuesday night will be delivered by Dr. F.K. Dunn of Greenwood. Dr.
Dunn has led the congregation at Greenwood in erecting a magnificent
church building costing approximately $85,000. He spends the summer months
on the Redpath Chautauqua circuit and is in great demand for special
is Convention President and his address Tuesday night will be worth hearing.
Deposit Boxes $3 a year.
Look at your
clothes-then call 182-R. Haynes Brothers.
Taylor and sister Miss Laura are in Memphis attending the fair.
Gents cleaning, repairing and alterations. City Dry Cleaners.
McClamroch was a business visitor to Jackson, Tennessee, Tuesday.
your clothes cleaned-and we need the business-Haynes Brothers.
Freeman of Trenton, Tennessee is a guest in the home of Mrs. J.R.
Redding on Jackson Street.
Johnson, the district club man was here today on business with county
Jessie Ragan and Ethel Hanley and mother Mrs. Hanley
are spending today in Memphis attending the fair.
Mr. and Mrs.
L.A. Parker of Saltillo, Tennessee were visitors in Corinth today, in
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Morrison on Taylor Street.
Bratcher who has been visiting in the county and at other nearby
places the past several weeks, left Tuesday for her home at Benton, Ark.
Stevenson has returned to her home at Moorehead after a visit here with
her parents Dr. and Mrs. W.A. Johns, and other relatives in Hickman,
John Rankin was in the city Tuesday afternoon for a business
conference with cotton merchants. He came up from his home at Tupelo for the
Mr. and Mrs.
Dan Rambo of Marietta, Okla., after a visit in the home of Mr. and
Mrs. C.T. Ijams, and with other friends in the city, have returned to
old child of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Arnold died at their family residence
west of Kossuth Tuesday afternoon. The burial will take place today at Lone
Dickey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Dickey, left Tuesday
afternoon for Greenville, Texas, where she will make her home with her uncle
and aunt Mr. and Mrs. L.C.
Mrs. Ivan D.
Anderson and children Vanie La Flo and Bessie Lee who have been visiting
in the home of Mr. and Mrs. H.H. Klyce left last night for their home
in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Smith, who has hung on like he didn’t want to leave Corinth at least
until all others had gone to school, is leaving this afternoon for Chicago
where he will enter Northwestern University for the ensuing session.
Pritchard one of the oldest residents of Wheeler, died Tuesday at his
home there. He was an excellent citizen and was held in high esteem in the
community. The burial will take place this afternoon at Wheeler.
PRAYER MEETING PLACES FOR THIS WEEK
Circle No. 2
of the First Methodist Church announces the following list of cottage prayer
meetings of the week, the hour for beginning the service being 3 o’clock.
At the home
of Mrs. O.E. Spencer; Mrs. Mattie Nash leader.
At the home
of Mrs. C.W. Norwood; Mrs. Calvin Taylor leader.
At the home
of Mrs. J.R. Lanning; Mrs. M.T. Lockman leader.
At the home
of Mrs. B.B. Phillips; Mrs. Sutton leader.
At the home
of Mrs. E.O. Klyce; Mrs. E.F. Wheeler leader.
At the home
of Mrs. E.M. Cochran; Mrs. J.W. Rankin leader.
To State of
Rankins, care of Dixie Construction Co., Birmingham, Alabama
Hardin, 1512 So. 54th St. Tacoma, Washington
Bradley, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Brown, York, Alabama
Bradley, Demopolis, Alabama
Bradley, Texaco, New Mexico
Wolfe, 1005 Woodland Avenue, Columbia, Tennessee
Haile, 1406 Josephine St., New Orleans, LA
Pollock, New Orleans, LA
Pollock, 328 Slidell Avenue, Algiers, LA
Gilliam, Milan, Tennessee
Gilliam, R.F.D. No. 1 Gates, Tennessee
Gilliam, R.F.D. No. 1 Gates, Tennessee
Gilliam, RD 1, Gates, Tennessee
Gilliam, Box 94, Lexington, Tennessee
Gilliam, RD 1 Box 59, Montgomery, Alabama
Eskridge, 7303 Commonwealth Avenue, St. Louis, MO
Gilliam, whose post office address is unknown.
commanded to appear before the Chancery Court of the County of Alcorn in
said State in vacation at Chambers in town of Baldwyn, Mississippi on the 20th
day of November, A.D. 1926, to show cause if any they have why the final
account of A.J. Bradley, Sr., Administrator of the estate of A.J.
Bradley, deceased, should not be approved and confirmed, wherein you are
day of Septenber A.D., 1926.
ONE OF THE
FEW SURVIVORS OF THE LOST CAUSE-R.L. GEORGE
George was born October 9th, 1846 in McNairy County,
in the Confederate Alabama, with Capt. Bob Damons, Co. F., Col. Jeff
Forest’s Regiment, Bell’s Brigade, Bluford’s Division.
actual service was at Bear Creek where they were engaged in burning bridges
and tearing up railroads. They made a stand at Cherokee, Alabama, had a
skirmish and fell back about two miles, then threw all their forces in a
skirmish line and kept falling back to Little Bear Creek where they made
another stand, with Col. Forest wounded and one man killed. They were
reinforced by Gen. Lee’s troops that night. Next they went to the
mountains where they got in behind the enemy and found them falling back to
Eastport. They put in the balance of the summer helping out the recruits
from West Tennesse.
Eve, Mr. George and three other boys were on a scouting party
following (as they thought) army on May 1st, 1863, at Cherokee,
eight Yankees, but which proved to be 48. To have a little fun, they charged
them but had to fall back. George was thrown from his horse, was
taken prisoner and then shot in the shoulder. They left him at Savannah,
Tennessee. The next day his father came and carried him home. Upon receiving
news that the Yankees were coming after him, from Glendale, he was tied to a
horse and his sister started with him to Pleasant Site, Alabama. They got
through safely by crossing Yellow Creek on the ice. He remained at Pleasant
Site until the following spring, when he went back to his company.
combat was at Crump’s Landing. Two Yankees were seen on horseback and
George and his party charged. The Yanks took them for their own men and
stood still and the scouting party captured a man apiece-11 in all. Mr.
George and one of his comrades captured the two on horseback and the
others took those behind them. The balance of the enemy pursued them and
they lost all of their prisoners and one of their own men.
engagement worthy of mention was at Fort Piller. The Yanks gave up the first
fort about the middle of the day. The rebels crept up to the second fort and
General Forest sent in a flag of truce. He received word back that
they asked no quarters nor would they show any. The walls were scaled and
the flag pulled down and the white men gave up. The gunboats that were
aiding the Yanks moved up the river.
company went to Pontotoc and entertained the Yanks while General Forest went
to Memphis. He was in the Harrisburg fight. They had a fight with the
Yankees the evening before the big Harrisburg battle and lost about twenty
men. The next morning, both sides constructed breastworks of rails. General
Lee took command of his detachment and ordered them over the
breastworks. They drove in the Yankee skirmish line. Three times they
charged and three times they were driven back. His company was in with about
60 men and came out with about 20. When the roll was called Col. Nuser
and Col. Wisdem were wounded and Major Meeks was killed.
Captain Bob Damons was the only commissioned officer left.
then ordered back to the Tennessee River where they were engaged in scouting
the river and West Tennessee.
George was not with the main army anymore until winter, when at Fort
Hindman they attempted to capture a boat and failed. Next day they moved up
to the mouth of Big Sandy, captured a steamboat and gunboat which they moved
up to Johnsonville where they were burned. They threw a pontoon across the
river there, but the river was rising and the pontoon was broken. Mr.
George and Mr. Ashby, who were on picket duty, were forgotten
during the excitement and left to shift for themselves. In trying to get out
they were captured, but the second night they made their escape. Mr.
George got back to Purdy, Tennessee, where he met Col. Wisdem,
and asked him for a pass. He was told to go on home and do the best he could
as he (Col. Wisdem) thought the war was over. Later Mr. George
met Col. Damons who said he was not going to give up as he had
learned that the Yanks were not going to show them any quarters. Later a
truce was arranged and Capt. Damons got his company together and went
to Corinth where they were paroled.
George was united in marriage Dec. 31st, 1873 to Miss Mollie
Pickens. To this union were born 11 children, all of whom are living and
all are married except one.
George bears his age well-doesn’t look a day over 65 and is still spry.
We enjoyed our talk with this old veteran who remembers the incidents of the
war well, although he had forgotten many of the dates. Many of the grizzled
fighters of the sixties have quit work, but not so with Mr. George.
He will continue on until the end or until such time as he can no longer
till the soil. He says he would rather wear out than rust out.