P.S. Weaver, capitalist and man of much activity,
recently purchasing the O.C. Meeks property at the corner of Waldron
and Cass streets, was here Wednesday from Tupelo, looking after details
preparatory to beginning work at an early date.
The first thing to be done, advises Mr. Weaver, is to
secure a lot upon which to place the buildings that will necessarily be
removed before construction work can get under way.
The blue prints as adopted for the new structure represent a
building 58x96 feet, brick veneer and trimmed with a profusion of stone and
marble. The building will consist of forty-eight rooms and will be divided
into four separate apartments of twelve rooms each. Each apartment will be
complete with all modern appliances that appeal to an ideal home. The
building will be three stories in height and when completed will present an
imposing and attractive appearance, possibly one of the most handsome
structures in Corinth, a building of which all Corinth may feel justly
Mr. Weaver spent Wednesday in the city and advises
that materials will be assembled and actual work be gotten under headway
about March 1.
Bids upon several features to be incorporated in the
building will be sought from Corinth contractors. The structure will face on
Cass street and the grounds will be beautified upon the completion of the
Corinth welcomes the bringing of capital to Corinth and
trusts to some not distant day to enroll this valued man as a permanent
FAMILY ARE IN DESTITUTE SHAPE FOLLOWING FIRE
An appeal is being made today in solicitation for aid for
the Waddell family who were the victims of misfortune Saturday
morning when fire destroyed the Henry Sharp residence, lying
immediately west of Henry cemetery in which the Waddell family
lost every article of household goods, bedding and wearing apparel with the
exception of one bed. The good people of Corinth are asked to contribute
such articles that will aid in the restoration of a home for the unfortunate
family. Bedding, furniture, clothing and such items of a like nature will be
The family is temporarily located in the home of George
Smith, near the scene of the fire.
Dr. T.W. Young, president of the local welfare
association was seen this morning and advises that the association will
render such assurance as the restricted means will permit.
The situation is serious with this family. The loss coming
at a time when weather conditions are severe and anyone who cares to help
can either send donations to the home of Geo. Smith or to the office of the
welfare association at the court house.
BURIAL OF GOOD WOMAN IN KENDRICK COMMUNITY TODAY
The body of Mrs. Nancy Paralee Gilton will be laid to
rest at Babb’s cemetery northeast of Corinth this afternoon, the
burial service being directed by Tyson undertakers.
Mrs. Gilton died at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
Julia Bingham, 7 miles northeast of the city. She was 81 years of
age; a member of the Christian church and a woman loved and respected by
everyone with whom she was acquainted.
She is survived by one son, J.M. Gilton and three
daughters, Mrs. Julia Bingham with whom she made her home; Mrs.
Mattie Lambert and Mrs. Ludell Knight. The funeral services
will be conducted by Elder S.P. Copeland. Deceased was the widow of
James Gilton, whose death occurred seven years ago.
W.L. Sweat, realtor, made a trip to Tupelo Friday
afternoon and closed a deal with P.S. Weaver for a lot on Bunch
street between Cass and Madison streets. The lot acquired by Mr. Weaver
measures 40x73 feet and will take care of the building recently acquired in
the purchase of the O.C. Meeks property at the corner of Waldron and
Cass. The Meeks old home will be moved and in the process of repair
will be remodeled to some extent and transformed into a structure that will
enhance the property perceptibly. Mr. Sweat says it is the intention of Mr.
Weaver to begin the construction of the 48-room 3-story apartment on
the site now occupied by the Meeks home just as soon as materials can
We have posted our lands against hunting or trespass of any
kind. Prosecution will be instigated against violators.
LIFE SNUFFED OUT BY RAPID SPEEDING CAR
A deplorable tragedy took place Saturday afternoon about 3
o’clock near Biggersville, about 8 miles South of Corinth on the Gulf
Highway that has brought sadness into one home and plunged another into
trouble resulting in the arrest of Burt Henderson charged with
manslaughter in the killing of L.R. Gammel, 50, who was hit while
crossing the highway by the car driven by Henderson.
It is stated that Henderson, an employee of Galtney
Motor Co., was going South on the highway, driving a Ford car, in answer to
a call for a mechanic from the home of Perry Lucken in the Hinkle
Creek community, several miles South of Biggersville.
Gammel, together with Gene Latch, Estes
McLemore and possibly another party had been to the Biggersville
Mercantile Co., to make certain purchases and Gammel got into a wagon
with the others and rode to a point on the highway some one hundred yards
south of the top of Biggers hill when he got out to walk to his home
a short distance from the highway and possibly one half mile from the store.
It is stated that a few minutes after he left the wagon one
of the party looked back about the time the passing car came in contact with
the unfortunate man and exclaimed, "Oh Lord, they have killed him."
Gammel either stepped in front of the car or the driver hit the man and
did not realize what was happening until too late.
The impact threw Gammel against the radiator and in
falling was caught underneath and dragged a distance of approximately ninety
feet, when the car sped on and left the unfortunate man lying in the road
mangled and in a dying condition. One leg showed a break in three places;
the other leg was broken and one eye knocked out. He never regained
consciousness and died within fifteen minutes.