October 29, 1890
The Holly Springs South Reporter

The Census Bureau of Washington places the population of the Mississippi at 1,284,887. Meridian 10, 1889; Jackson 6,941; Greenville 7,668.

General E.G. Walthall:
This distinguished gentleman has been in Holly Springs several days attending the bedside of his brother, Mr. J.B. Walthall. The name of E.G. Walthall stands engraved in the hearts of all Mississippians. The people of the whole state love him, and stand ready whenever the opportunity offers itself to do homage to his patriotism, his statesmanship and his devotion to her people.

In the death of Gen. Ruben Davis Mississippi loses an eminent lawyer, a statesman and a fluent writer. He was always a leader, ambitious and energetic. He was one of the brave soldiers of the Lost Cause.

On the first page of the Nashville Christian Advocate for October 25th, appears a splendid likeness of Mrs. Phoebe J. Small. Above the picture is "our first contributor." Underneath appears the following: "We feel sure that our readers will thank us for allowing them to look into the benign countenance of the lady named above, who was first Miss Phoebe J. Yarnall, then Mrs. W. J. Athey, then Mrs. G. W. Small. She lived nearly all her life in Louisville, Ky., and was prominently identified with the Methodist Church of that city from childhood to old age. Her consistent walk won for her the confidence of all who knew her, and her quiet demeanor endeared her to all circles in which she moved. By her was made the first contribution, that ever found its way into the treasury of our Board. In the absence of the Secretary she called at his house just after his first election and handed his wife ten dollars, saying that she would not wait to be formally asked to help a cause which commended itself so fully to her judgment, heart, and conscience as did this. This ten dollars not only helped to build a church in New Mexico, but served as an inspiration, which has not yet lost its influence. The sainted woman gave more wisely than she knew. She fell asleep at the house of her son, John Howard Athey, in Holly Springs, Miss., during the last summer."
Married - Long & Mayer - At the residence of Mr. John Mayer, near Potts Camp, Thursday, October 23d, 1890, by the Rev. J. W. Anderson, Mr. Matt Long to Miss Janie Mayer. Attendents: Mr. Miller Nelson and Miss Nona Whittaker. The ceremony took place at 12 o'clock, and after partaking of a splendid dinner the bridal party left for the home of the groom, near Hudsonville, where an elegant supper and a warm reception was tendered them by the parents of the groom, Mr. and Mrs. John Long. The editor of the SOUTH had a special invitation all along the line, but business engagements prevented his accepting the same. Nevertheless he was remembered in a goodly share of the elegant cakes etc. The SOUTH wishes Matt and his charming young wife a long and prosperous voyage down the stream of life, and that happiness and success may crown their efforts, and joy and gladness follow them evermore.

Cocke & Powell - At the residence of the bride's mother, Mrs. Martha Powell, near Colbert, by the Rev. B. C. Gray, Wednesday, October 22d. Mr. Andrew B. Cocke to Miss Kate M. Powell. Attendants: Mr. Joe Cock and Miss Lucy Powell; Mr. Charlie Lesueur and Miss Sue Andrews. The marriage was strictly private, none but the immediate friends were present. An elegant supper was given them by the bride's mother. These young people enter upon their wedded life with the SOUTH's kindest benedictions. A long personal acquaintance with Andrew warrants our saying no better young man lives in our county, and we know whereof we speak, when we state that his young bride is one of the most charming young ladies.

Distressing Accident: Last Friday morning Mr. Wash Wilkins who superintends Dr. Peel's farm ten miles south of Holly Springs, was arranging something about the gin when his hand came in contact with the saws and his hand and arm were drawn up into the machinery, terribly lacerating the hand and breaking the arm in several places above the elbow. Dr. Peel attended the unfortunate man. He amputated the fingers all except the thumb, and arranged the fractured portions of the arm. Dr. Peel thinks perhaps he may be able to save the arm, but it may be necessary to amputate it. Mr. Wilkins is one of our most worthy citizens. The SOUTH extends to him its heartfelt sympathy in his great affliction.

Maurice Mosson: Last Saturday the remains of this old citizen were laid away. He lingered several days after receiving the fatal bullets, but death at last claimed him for its own. Peace to his ashes.

Married: Oct. 8, 1890, at the residence of the bride's parents, by Rev. J. Johnson, Mr. J. D. Anthony, to Mrs. S. L. Morphis.

H. O. Rand: This esteemed fellow citizen is slowly but surely recovering from a serious spell of sickness. We hope to see him at his post before long.

Lost: A watch charm of wrought gold with Topaz setting. Finder will be liberally rewarded by returning same to Sam Frank's office.

Tribute of Respect:

Whereas, it has pleased an Allwise Ruler to take from our midst our friend and brother, Bennie L. Talley, who had just entered the prime of young manhood, and was held in high esteem by all who knew him, and loved by his intimate friends; and,

Whereas, The vacancy caused by the death of this son and brother in the loved family circle cannot be supplied; and

Whereas, The Farmers' Alliance of Talley's School House feels and knows the loss of one of its true and faithful members, therefore,

Resolved, That, while we bow in submission to an All-wise Ruler, we feel that our loss is our brothers' gain.

2d, That we join in sympathy with the sorrowing family.

3rd, That a copy of this preamble and resolutions be placed in the minutes of our Alliance.

4th, That we request the editors of Holly Springs papers to publish this prooding and send a copy to the family of our deceased brother.

G. E. Kelsey, J. B. Cooper, H. C. Greer, J. R. Moore

Died Sam C. McElwee, at Lonoke, Ark., Sunday, October 26th, of lung trouble. Mr. McElwee was some years ago an attaché of the SOUTH , and all who knew him looked upon him as a talented and genial young man. We regret very much to hear of his death.

Our Very Best People: Confirm our statement when we say that Dr. Acker's English Remedy is in every way superior to any and all other preparations for the Throat and Lungs. In Whooping Cough and Influenza it is magic and relieves at once. We offer you a sample bottle free. Remember this Remedy is sold on a positive guarantee. For sale by W. Y. Gholson.

McElree's Wine of Cardul and Thedford's Black-Draught are for sale by the following merchants in Marshall County.
S. Baer, Holly Springs
Jno. H. Athey, Holly Springs
Howard & Howard, Holly Springs
Mrs. J. F. Butler, Holly Springs
W. Y. Gholson, Holly Springs
J. L. Shinault, Byhalia
Nichols & Co., Byhalia
A. S. Sigman, Byhalia
D. C. Flow, Byhalia
Laws & Henderson, Bethlehem
J. C. Anderson, Hudsonville
Dr. J. W. Vaughan, Potts Camp
Ford & Co., Red Banks
W. Bernard & Sons, Wall Hill
W. M. Clinard, Waterford
N. Y. Bailey, Early Grove


We have received the initial number of the "Belen Times," published in Belen, Quitman county, by Hindman Doxey. Hindman is Marshall county boy, raised in our midst. He has plenty of vim, ability and energy to make a good paper, which he will no doubt do with the "Belen Times."

An old time wagon train, will assemble at or near, Byhalia on the evening of November 11, 1890, who in regular pre-railroad style move in to Memphis. This movement inaugurated by the farmers of Marshall county is as much for social pleasure as for business. The train will be composed of more than one hundred wagons loaded with cotton and all farmers who wish to make the through trip to Memphis in the old fashioned way, of our forefathers, are invited to join the camp at Byhalia on the 11th of November. A good time is anticipated and true Alliance welcome and cheer will be accorded all who choose to unite with the Caravan.

Got Even with the Old Man
One of our citizens whose daughter married last week went over to the clerk's office a few days before the time for the wedding and told Deputy Clerk McDowell if a certain young man asked for a license to marry his daughter to let him have it. The young man applied for the license, got it and went on his way rejoicing. When he went to the house of his affianced the old gentleman met him and said "I told Dave McDowell to let you have the license, did you get it?" "Yes," responded the would be groom, "and I told him you would settle for it." The old gentleman thought that was a gray horse of another color.

Mr. J. W. Bellamy, editor of the Charleston Messenger, is dead.

The negroes are better organized than they have been for years, and you will hear from them Tuesday at the polls.

Burton has given orders that everything must be kept perfectly quiet. You understand his object, don't you?

What is a Democratic majority in the next House worth to us, if Buchanan slips in through pure indifference on the part of the Democrats.

The McKinley Bill is doing its deadly work in the ranks of the Republican North. So let us do our duty and elect Kyle and all will be well.

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