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Booneville Pleader Newspaper 1886
(Transcribed by Vicki Burress Roach)

The mammoth tent of Mr. J.T. Burnitt, the photographer, is no longer to be seen in our midst. Its occupant has moved to Tupelo. Mr. Burnitt while here had a fine run of business and took some splendid pictures; to us, they appeared to be perfect and without defect. We commend him to the people of Tupelo and Lee county as an artist of superior skill. Mr. Charlie Montgomery, Mr. B’s assistant, is as clever a young gentleman as you will find in three states.

Mr. B.F. Miller, of Prentiss county, has purchased of C.E. Stanley the Haynie farm, a mile southwest of town and will move to it in the winter. Mr. Miller is an industrious farmer and a good citizen; we are glad of his coming. We believe that he thinks of trying the dairy business, or if the creamery is started, to be a patron of that, which is no doubt exactly on the right line…

Miss Maggie Ledbetter is visiting relatives in Rienzi.

Miss Inez Smith has returned from a visit to Baldwyn.

Mr. W.C. Lacy went to Corinth on Monday on business.

Quite a crowd witnessed the game of ball Monday evening.

Take your old pictures and have Burnitt to copy and enlarge them.

Miss Kate Williams returned Monday from a visit to Corinth.

Miss Mary Reynolds of Jacinto, is visiting Miss Lou Boone.

Miss Alice Robinson left by Tuesday’s train for Okolona to visit friends.

There will be a temperance meeting in Baldwyn next Friday. There will be several speakers on hand, we suppose.

Messrs. A.T. Stocks and W.M. Cox made a trip to New Albany last Monday, where the latter made a temperance speech.

Congressman J.M. Allen stopped off here last Saturday night and remained over till Sunday evening, when be boarded the train for his old home in Tupelo.

O.T. Cowan made a commercial trip to Corinth last week.

Prof. J.R. Reynolds spent last week in the city of Corinth attending to business.

Mr. J.M. Ledbetter left with a drove of cattle Tuesday. He had them driven to Corinth and intends to ship them from that place to Memphis.

Mr. M.P. Levy, a merchant and cotton buyer of West Point, came up one day last week and bought 28 bales of cotton from Mr. P.H. Perkins and 41 bales from Dr. Geo. S. Ellis. The price for both lots was 8 cents per pound.

We learn that the remains of Mr. John Lowry, who died in Texas a few days ago, passed down on the train Sunday evening to Baldwyn for burial. He was the son of Capt. J.A. Lowry, and we tender the bereaved family our sincere sympathy.

Married, October 12th, at the residence of Dr. N.C. Steele, by Rev. J.A. Francis, Mr. J.C. Martin, associate editor of the Herald, and Miss Letitia Gurley.

Some of the boys from Baldwyn talk of organizing a baseball club soon.

Tom Daniel of Corinth is visiting friends in town this week.

Sam Davis and wife of Saltillo, are visiting relatives in town this week.

Mr. Dale Bell of Macon is visiting his father, Prof. John Bell, who lives near this place (Baldwyn).

Mrs. H.T. Johnsey returned from Corinth Monday where she has been visiting relatives.

Will Walker who is farming near Guntown, came up Saturday night, and returned Sunday.

Master Charlie Johnsey is acting as salesman in the dry good establishment of J.W. Burress.

The monument which was erected in memory of the Confederate dead at this place will be raised a few feet on the 10th of May.

The parties owing me for school books must pay up. R.E. Marshall.

Chas. McCrimmin, U.S. Marshall, was in our city last Monday.

Someone burglariously entered the store house of Mr. J. Mendel last week. He has not succeeded in capturing the rogue yet.

Rev. A.J. French passed through town the other day on his way to the General Assembly in Missouri, accompanied by his mother who was on her way to Texas.

Rev. Mr. Meek preached at the Christian Church last Sunday.

Little Ladybug Burress has been quite sick with billious fever for several days.

Rev. J.E. McShan preached at the Presbyterian church last Sunday to a good audience.

Misses Sallie and Nettie Burge returned from Blue Mountain last Saturday, where they have been going to school.

Mrs. S.S. Page, and Misses Zana Bell and M.L. Walker left last Saturday for Mont Eagle, where they expect to remain a month or two. The two former contemplate taking a normal course, while there, preparatory to entering the school at this place.

Mr. Carl Boren, a reliable old farmer, living about 4 miles east of Baldwyn, died a few days ago.

Miss Alice Ellis, who has been afflicted for several months with a lingering fever, I am glad to say, is making some progress toward recovering her health.

Mr. Will Bryant, who has been living at Marietta for several years boarded the cars here Monday for Hillsboro Texas, at which place he will remain for sometime, I suppose.

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