Friday Morning, Oct. 28, 1870
Ran Over – On Tuesday morning, an Irishman, who works on the railroad between Holly Springs and Hudsonville, in attempting to get on the north freight train, fell on the track. The cars ran over his foot, crushing it very badly.
A Correction – We were in error in our last issue, in stating that the malicious injury to Mr. Miller's wagon had been done on Sunday night, Oct. 16th. It was done on Monday night, the 17th. If the axle is not returned, he intends to report the parties to the Grand Jury. Verbum sap.
In Memphis – Our clever young friend, Willie R. Martin, is in Memphis, with the extensive and popular house of Oliver Finnie & Co., fancy grocers, 284 Main St. Willie is an energetic, courteous youth, and he is connected with one of the largest houses in the South. Call to see Willie when you visit Memphis.
Fred S. Marett is receiving daily by express from New Orleans the nicest Fresh Oysters and Fish, ever bought to the City. Give him a call at his magnificent Establishment on the west side of the square, if you expect to live and do well.
Returned – We are glad to welcome back to his home in our city, Mr. Maurice Mosson, who has been absent for some months in Germany. He returned last Monday.
Scrap Iron – Our people can turn many an honest dollar, by selling their scrap iron to the Memphis Rolling Mill. This Mill is one of the institutions of our sister city, and manufactures all sizes of round, square and flat iron, cotton ties, splice bars and bolts, railroad spikes, chairs, etc., and will pay the highest price for scrap iron. “A penny saved,” etc.
If you want a good cotton press, one that will last your life time, call on D. J. Oliver, agent.
Death of a Good Man – Pat Harrington, (well known as “Little Pat”, to distinguish him from another person of the same name) died at his residence at Holly Springs Depot, on Sunday night last, Oct. 23rd, at 8 o'clock. Every citizen of Holly Springs knew Pat well, and his death is universally regretted. He was our friend, and we drop a tear on his grave. He was a fine example of the honest, whole-souled Irishman. On Wednesday, his remains were followed to the cemetery by a large concourse of mourners. May the turf be green upon thy grave, Pat.
Fresh supply of Price's Cream Baking Powder, at Athey's Drug Store.
Accident – On last Friday, Oct. 21st, a very sad accident befell Marion Knapp, son of our friend, Stephen Knapp. While out hunting, he attempted to lift his gun over a fence, when the hammer caught against a rail, causing the gun to fire. The contents passed through his left hand, badly tearing the thumb and first and second fingers. We are glad to learn that amputation is not necessary, but regret that it is probable Marion will lose the use of the injured thumb and fingers.
Lee and Jackson – Persons desiring to see, or purchase fine pictures of Lee or Jackson, should call at Henry Cory's Gallery. Henry has the finest ones we have ever seen, and is selling them at a reduction of $3 on the pair.
Peace! Peace! – The way to keep peace is to come forward and settle your indebtedness to Compton & Oliver, before your account is placed in the hands of an attorney. Compton & Oliver.
Fall Races – From an item in the Mississippi Central, of last week, we learn that the fall races for Marshall county, will come off at Chulahoma on the first of November, (next Tuesday), between R. P. Bowen, B. A. Jones and P. H. Jenkins. The occasion promises to be one of great interest. Since the announcement in the Central, Sam'l S. Briggs and Col. Duke Wright have entered the lists. The bets, at present, are three to one in favor of Col. Wright. We learn that D. M. Davis and John Record are to be the Judges, and A. E. Moore and Major Wm. Crump Sr., referees. We will be there to take notes.
Herds grass and blue grass, just arrived, at Athey's Drug Store.
Look Out – We are requested by “mine host” of the Schuyler House, to state that a man, who came to his Hotel on Saturday last, and registered his name “T. H. Wakefield, Lewistown, Penn.,” slipped off on Monday, forgetting to pay his hotel bill. He said he was going South. Hotels and others would do well to look out for him, as he is evidently a swindler.
Law Professor – Henry Craft, Esq., of Memphis, has been appointed to fill the Law Chair of the University of Mississippi. A better appointment could not have been made. Mr. C. lived many years in Holly Springs, where his mother, and brothers and sisters still reside. He is one of the best lawyers in the South, and is as true to her people and her cause and her sacred memories as the needle to the pole.
Presbyterian Church – Rev. John N. Craig, the new minister, has entered upon the discharge of his duties. Preaching may be expected hereafter on Sunday mornings and evenings, at the usual hours. We congratulate the church and the community upon Mr. C's removal to our city. A learned, zealous Christian minister, his services will redound to the public good.
Complimentary Ball – The ball at Fenelon Hall, on Friday evening last, given by the friends of Jas. H. Watson, Esq., complimentary to himself and lady, was attended by a select crowd of ladies and gentlemen of Holly Springs and vicinity. The ladies were all beautiful, the gentlemen all gallant, the music excellent and heel-inspiring. The hours passed pleasantly and swiftly away, “as eyes spake love to eyes that spake again.”
Good Corn – Sampson Anderson, negro, who works on Col. D. D. Sanderson's place, 7 miles southwest of Holly Springs, has brought to the REPORTER office a specimen of as fine corn as we have seen for many days. Sampson says he planted most of his land in corn, and has many bushels of the kind he exhibited to us. He says he snaps his fingers at the low price of cotton, as he has corn enough to make bread and meat, and a little to sell. Sampson says he wishes people to know that there lives one genuine negro in the county. We wish there were more good negroes.
The United States Hotel, Louisville, Ky., is the most convenient to the business part of the city.
Hostetter's and Drake's Bitters, at Athey's Drug Store.
Married – On Thursday, October 11th, 1870, at the residence of Rev. W. L. Farmer, by Rev. W. P. Mothershed, James V. Atkinson, of Panola County, Miss., and Miss Callie D. Vernon, of Marshall County, Miss.
On Tuesday, October 18th, at the residence of J. M. Evans, Esq., by Rev. W. L. Farmer, M. J. Musgrave and Miss Mattie F. Britton; all of Marshall County, Miss.
Near Memphis, Tenn., at the residence of the bride's mother, Mrs. T. Sibley, on Tuesday, Oct. 18th, 1870, by Rev. S. H. Ford, James E. Montgomery, of Memphis, and Miss Mollie L. Sibley, of Shelby county. The beautiful bride was raised in our midst. The gallant groom is a thrice happy man in securing one of Marshall's fairest daughters. May Heaven through life their footsteps tend, And earth best blessings on them send. J.
NEW GROCERY – Mrs. Kate Shultz has opened a Grocery and confectionery store in Holly Springs, between Wilkerson's and Sigman's, and will keep on hand every article usually kept in a first class establishment. Butter, cheese, flour, lard, candies, and all kinds of family and plantation supplies, kept on hand. Mrs. S. deserves, and we hope will receive, a liberal patronage from our community.
FOR SALE – D. E. Cannon offers for sale his residence in Holly Springs. If not previously sold, he will sell it at public auction, on the 21st day of November. See advertisement.
The Depot of Bradfields Female Regulator is at Athey's Drug Store.
IN MEMORY: Of Mrs. Martha Emily, wife of W. C. McAlexander, and daughter of Benj. J. Rook who died her father's residence near Early Grove, Marshall county Miss., Sunday, Oct 16th, 1870; aged 35 years, 1 month and 18 days. The deceased was born in Tennessee, and was brought in her infancy to this county in 1836. She made a profession of religion about 15 years ago, and attached herself to the Missionary Baptist Church, of which she remained a zealous and consistent member. She was a faithful follower of the Savior. She left two little girls, her husband, father, mother, brother and sister to mourn her death. She was a kind and affectionate wife, a dutiful and affectionate mother, an obedient and loving daughter, and a tender sister. She always extended a helping hand to the needy and suffering. Though she had been afflicted for upwards of three years, confined most of the time to her room and bed, yet she born her afflictions with fortitude and patience. She died perfectly resigned. None, except her husband and children, can realize the extent of their loss. Yet they should not grieve, for she was taken by the Redeemer. “We know that our Redeemer giveth.” H.
Masonic Temple – This handsome and imposing building is rapidly approaching completion. The Masonic emblems, which adorn the front are exceedingly beautiful. Mr. John W. Kerns, of Memphis, is engaged at present in putting on the slate roof. Mr. K. is a master hand, and we trust our citizens will use the slate roof more generally upon their buildings.
Negro Show – On Thursday night of last week, a roving band of negro minstrels gave a performance in the Court House. We thought it in exceedingly bad taste for a performance of the kind to have been allowed in a room heavily draped in mourning as the court room was. Upon inquiry, we learn that the hall had been rented before Gen. Lee's death. But we think it was in bad taste for our citizens to patronize such a concern under the circumstances.
Eastman College – Eastman's National Business College, which has a national reputation, is situated at Poughkeepsie, N. Y., on the Hudson River. It educates every year large numbers of young men. Those desiring to attend can obtain all necessary information from Dr. Lea A. Stephenson, Holly Springs, who attended it, and who can furnish catalogues, circulars, etc.
A Green One – A few days ago, a well dressed and rather intelligent looking white man passed along the street not far from us, and happened to look over the palings and saw a luxuriant growth of turnips on a square in the garden. A negro woman happened to be in the garden at the time the man discovered the turnip patch, and he immediately called to her to know what it was that looked so green. She looked surprised at the question, but answered him politely, that they were turnips. His next question was “what use were they put to.” Looking still more surprised, she answered, “Law man, don't you know what turnips is for? Why, bless you, we eats greens, turnips and all, down here, and where did you come from that you never seed turnips growing afore?” The stranger seemed satisfied at the woman's explanation, and we have no doubt, before this, has satisfied himself that turnip greens are equal to the best northern “sass”.
Died, Near Mt. Pleasant, Marshall county, Miss., on Sunday, Oct. 16th, 1870, from injuries received from a fall from a horse, Franklin F., son of J. D. and L. D. Armor; aged nine years, four months and seventeen days. He was an obedient, affectionate, promising, lovely child. He died in view of the joys of Heaven, singing “I want to be an angel, and with the angels stand”. Weep not, fond parents; your loss is his eternal gain. Let the language of the servant of God be yours: “The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away: blessed be the name of the Lord.” N. L. W.
At the residence of his parents, 10 miles southwest of Holly Springs, on Thursday, October 20th, 1870, George Leonard Holmes, son of John Lilly and Mary Ann Holmes, and grandson of David G. and Nancy C. Brinkley; aged 3 years, 7 months and 17 days. We sympathize with the relatives in their sad bereavement. Death is cruel at all times, but when he removes the innocent child, who was the joy of his parents hearts, and the sunshine of their home, language cannot express the depth of human woe, or the cruelty of the insatiate monster. Weep not for your pet; he is awaiting the reunion in his eternal home. T.
At Mobile, Alabama, on Thursday, the 13th day of October, 1870, of the prevailing epidemic, Percy Clifton, son of the late C. R. Clifton, of Jackson, Miss., aged 21 years.
At Magnolia, the residence of Mr. J. G. Fouville, in Montgomery County, Alabama, on Sunday the 16th day of October, 1870, Blanche Clifton, youngest daughter of the late C. R. Clifton, of Jackson, Miss., aged 17 years.
At the residence of her parent's Hudsonville, Marshall County, Miss., on Wednesday, Oct. 12th, 1870, Anne Eliza Lowrie; aged 7 years. The deceased was the pet of her parents' household; sweet in disposition, cheerful and happy, she carried sunshine with her wherever she went. An unusual spectacle was presented at her grave. Nine brothers knelt in sorrow and mingled their tears in their great bereavement. God comfort the bleeding hearts. L.
Dromgoole's English Female Bitters, at Athey's Drug Store.
One of the greatest attractions at the State Fair are A. Albert's photographs.
French extracts and soaps, just received, at Athey's Drug Store.
In Vain – Last Thursday week, one of Alcorn's $3 “certificates of indebtedness” with carpet bag gea? Musgrove's handsome countenance on it, was paid us by a subscriber. Wishing to encourage the makers of money, we took the bills after a little hesitation. In an hour or two, we passed it to another subscriber in change. We breathed freer as the subscriber took it, for we thought the thing was really going to become a medium of exchange. But four days afterwards, in walked our friend with the identical bill. He asked us to take it back, as he could not pass it. We gave him money for it, and the $3 thing is resting contentedly in our pocket book. We shan't disturb it soon.
A Frightful Accident – On last Monday afternoon, a frightful accident happened in the vicinity of Holly Springs, which came near resulting in loss of life. A party consisting of Mr. Toney, Miss Schuyler, (niece of Capt. C. N. Schuyler), Miss Angie Burk, Miss Lula Gray, Mrs. Annie Gray, and Master Bobbie Davidson, were out chestnut hunting. While driving down the large hill this side of Dr. Reaves' residence, four miles from the city, the horse took fright, and dashed with great speed down the hill. Before reaching the bottom, Miss Gray jumped out, and escaped without injury, and Mr. Toney, who was driving, was thrown out. The wagon passed over his legs, cutting them very badly. When it reached the bottom, the wagon was thrown with great violence against a wagon loaded with wood. Miss Schuyler was thrown violently against the wood. Her leg was broken in two places, the large bone below the knee, and the ankle joint. Miss Burk was considerably injured, but fortunately escaped without broken bones. The collar bone of Master Bobbie Davidson was broken. Mrs. Gray escaped with slight injury. It was only two or three weeks ago we recorded the breaking of Master Bobbie's arm by a fall from a mule, and it was only a week or two ago that Mr. Toney narrowly escaped, when the omnibus was thrown down the embankment between the city and the depot. The parties to this last sad accident have been brought to the city, and are receiving every possible attention. No blame can attach to any one, as the accident was caused by a frightened and unmanageable horse.
The Great Enigma – A thousand guesses have been made at the ingredients of Sozodont, the most wholesome and perfect dental purifier the world has ever seen. They were all wrong, so, by way of throwing a little light on the subject, it is now announced that Liber, or inner bark of the Quillaya Saponaria, the Soap Tree of the Valley of the Andes, is one of the components of that peerless dentrifice.
“Spalding's Glue” useful and true.
Guns, Pistols, and ammunition at Mattison's, cheap.
It is a Tonic and will strengthen you. Reduce the dose so it acts as a gentle laxative, and continue on regularly with Simmons' Regulator, and you will become strong and healthy.
Don't hawk, hawk, spit, spit, blow, blow, and disgust everybody with your Catarrh and its offensive odor, when Dr. Sage's Catarrh Remedy, will speedily destroy all odor and arrest the discharge. The proprietor offers $500 for a case he cannot cure. Sold by druggists, or by mail, sixy cents. Pamphlets free: Address Dr. R. V. Pierce, Buffalo, N. Y.
If you need a cotton press and have not the money I will exchange for mules, cows, lumber, etc. D. J. Oliver, Ag't.
Premium – We learn that at the late Fair at Water Valley, Capt. A. Q. Withers, of Holly Springs, took the premium for the best corn and cotton Planter, seed drill and fertilizer. Our friend Capt. W. is one of the best practical planters in the State, and we feel proud that he has achieved a success with his new invention.
D. J. Oliver is agent for one of the best cotton presses now in use. Everyone is warranted to give satisfaction before the money is required.
Go to Mattison's to get your guns and pistols repaired.
Removed – Robert Elliott has removed his billiard tables to the more commodious rooms over Marett's. He has two excellent tables, and his rooms present a splendid opportunity to those who desire to spend a pleasant hour or two these long winter evenings.
Gas – Quiggins, at the Post Office, has the exclusive county right for a superior gas light. He has various kinds of lamps, and our people who wish good lights, (and who does not?) and who are not furnished by the Gas Company, should call on Mr. Q. and procure an article that is just as clean, and gives a light hardly less strong and brilliant. Mr. Q. is prepared to furnish every family in Marshall county. Those who have brought from him would not do without the light for any consideration.
Agents – Hon. T. J. Hudson, Lamar; H. K. W. Childress, Tyro; and W. E. Futrel, Watson, are authorized to receive and receipt for subscriptions to the Holly Springs REPORTER.
Oranges, lemons, apples, coconuts, and all kinds of nuts, just received at Quiggins & Buffaloe's.
A large stock of boots and shoes on hand, and a large assortment of leathers of all kinds, just received by Wm. Mally.
If you want a really pleasant cigar, call on Bud Butt, across the street from the REPORTER office.
Cyrus H. Butt makes a specialty of Flour. He has a large lot in store, and invites all who wish to purchase to an inspection. He is confident of giving better bargains than can be obtained elsewhere. It will do no harm to examine; you may save money by it.
Wagon timber at Mattison's, spokes, fellows, hubs &c.
Butter! Butter – Just received an extra choice of table butter, at Allen Talbot's Family Grocery, next door to Athy's Drug Store.
W. T. Lewis calls the attention of Ladies to his magnificent stock of fancy groceries and confectionaries.
W. T. Lewis has removed his Grocery Store to the Stand formerly occupied by Turner H. Lane, on the west side of the square.
A fine lot of grates and heating stoves, just received by H. A. Cooper in the REPORTER building. “In early fall prepare for cold winter.”
Mr. Quiggins, in the front room of the Post Office, has just received a stock of Louisville made crackers and biscuits. They are pure, fresh and delicious, and are, without doubt a choice article for those who relish good bread. For invalids, they are the very thing. As for them, and examine them, and you will be sure to buy.
To Planters – Planters who prefer to ship their cotton, with view of holding for better prices, can get liberal cash advances from F. B. Dancy, who represents the well known house of Norton, Slaughter & Co., New York. He can be found at the Hardware Store of Craft & Dancy.
Try Dr. Willis' Worm Candy. If it does not prove efficacious, you can have recourse on him at his Drug Store.
Red Bazaar – Cheap John has opened his Red Bazaar, in the store room formerly occupied by Oppenheimer & Gordon, on the west side of the square. It is, without doubt, one of the most magnificent establishments in the State. It is a bazaar in fact as well as in name. We advise the ladies to call; their eyes will be pleased with the tasteful display of beautiful articles. Our friend, Jo. M. Butt, whom we know and like, will be found at the Bazaar.
I am offering for sale a Cotton Press equated by none in the country. Perfect satisfaction given before money is required. Can be delivered in ten days, ready for work. For particulars and sample, call at the Hardware Store, Southwest corner of square. J. B. Mattison.
Gum Belting very cheap at Mattison's Hardware Store.
Rat Exterminator which never fails to destroy rats and mice. For sale at Willis' Drug Store.
Don't let your cattle starve this winter, when you can get rye, clover and every variety of grass seed to sow, at Craft & Dancy's Hardware Store.
Worm Candy, warranted fresh and pure, and superior to any made, kept at Chas. Schneider's, successor to Heck & Bungner, across from the REPORTER building.
A fine lot of boots, shoes and hats on hand. Desiring to devote his attention exclusively to the Grocery department, will sell at low prices. Call on Cyrus H. Butt, across from the REPORTER office, and you will obtain bargains.
$100 Challenge! – It is stated that one tablespoonful of English Female Bitters contains as much medical properties as one bottle of any of the advertised grog-shop bitters of the day, and the proprietors offer a challenge of $100.
Quiggins, at the Post Office, keeps constantly on hand a complete stock of fancy groceries, such as flour, sugar, molasses, meats, lard, etc., which he will sell on terms as reasonable as can be obtained in Holly Springs. He keeps every article needed by the family and makes a specialty of his business. Just ask him for what you want, and he will please you.
No family should fail to keep Dr. Willis' Liver Pills always at hand. They are warranted superior to any pill offered the public. Beware of Patent Pills which contain ales, and other drastic drugs. For sale at Willis' Drug Store.
Go to Selby's, and look at his fine cloths, cashmeres, and vesting, just received, and offering very low.
Seed wheat at W. T. Lewis, good and cheap. Now is the time to buy.
W. T. Lewis has an agency for two large Flour mills in Kentucky, and Missouri, and is selling flour cheaper than Memphis.
If you want to save money, go to W. T. Lewis and buy your groceries. He has the cheapest house in town.
Flour! Flour! – W. T. Lewis is now offering Flour cheaper than has ever been sold in Holly Springs. Those having to buy will do well to call and see his, and compare prices.
Terms cash at Flinn's.
Batchelor's best brogans only $2.10 at Flinn's. Try a pair.
Every man should get an Insurance Policy, from Govan & Holland.
Buy your nails, castings, grates, shovels and tongs, grate footmen, and other Hardware that you need at Craft & Dancy's.
Go to Mattison's for Oriental Gun Powder, the best in use.
Fire won't hurt you, if you are insured with Govan & Holland.
Fine assortment of colored cloth and kid shoes at Flinn's.
Special inducements offered to purchasers of shoes and boots at W. H. Flinn's. Call and examine stock and prices.
Don't wait! Insure your life. Insure your house with Govan & Holland.
Wagon gear, bridle, harness, string and upper leather, and ladies', misses' and boys' saddles very cheap at W. H. Flinn's.
Fire! Fire! Fire! – Call on Govan & Holland and insure your property. Their companies represent over $19,000,000 GOLD CAPITAL.
300,000 – Choice grape vines, Concord, Ives' Seedling, Hartford Prolific and other market grapes. Vines for sale by dozen, 100 or 1000 at lowest rates. Also a general assortment of Nursery Stock. Send for catalogue. E. F. Babcock, Magnolia Nurseries, Memphis, Tenn.
Go to Mattison's to get breech loading derringers, the best pistol made.
New style Chignons just received at Flinn's, Sept. 1, 1870.
REPORTER, $2.00 per year.
$13,000,000 – The Fire Insurance Companies represented by Addison Craft, have an aggregate capital of thirteen million dollars.
Call and examine W. H. Flinn's extra large assortment of glass and queensware, which he is offering very cheap for cash.
Govan & Holland's Fire Companies represent capital of 19,999,999.99 Gold Coin.
Beware of Counterfeits – Smith's Tonic Syrup has been counterfeited, and the counterfeiter brought to grief. Smith's Tonic Syrup – The genuine article must have Dr. John Bull's private stamp on each bottle. Dr. John Bull only has the right to manufacture and sell the original John J. Smith's Tonic Syrup, of Louisville, Ky. Examine well the label on each bottle. If my private stamp is not on the bottle, do not purchase, or you will be deceived. See my column advertisement, and my show card. I will prosecute any one infringing on my right. The genuine Smith's Tonic Syrup can only be prepared by myself. The public's servant, Dr. John Bull. Louisville, Oct. 22, 1869.
Call on S. Knapp and subscribe for the Metropolitan.
Charles Ehrman can be found at his stall at the Market House, during market hours, prepared with the choicest of fresh meats, which he will sell as low as can be obtained elsewhere. He has lately killed some of the best cattle ever brought to this city. Examine Ehrman's stall before you buy.
W. T. Lewis, at his store on the west side of the square, has just received a large supply of fresh groceries, flour, meats, etc. He will sell bargains.
If you want your Gin House insured, call on Govan & Holland, Agents of the Liverpool, London & Globe. Capital, in gold, $17,690,390.00. Office over Sam Frank's.
Govan & Holland insure dwellings at the lowest rates.
Wagon shop, wood work, iron work, and all sorts of odd jobs, done for order, close by the Baptist Church, in Holly Springs. Go and see him, and try his faithful work.
For policies in all the old established Fire Companies, apply to Addison Craft, Agent.
Metropolitan furnished monthly for one year, for $1.50 and $1.00 of the money returned in patterns, by S. Knapp.
W. H. Flinn wants to rent a neat Cottage residence near the square, at Holly Springs.
REPORTER, $2.00 per year.
Ready made clothing at prices to suit the times at Flinn's.
J. A. Shone, at his Factory, 14 miles east of Holly Springs, is prepared to card wool at 10 cts per pound. He does all work in his line with neatness and dispatch. Flour, meal and bran for sale at the mill.
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