Corinthian clippings for 1902
Mrs. W.W. Kemp died yesterday evening after an
illness of about three months with fever. The remains were carried this
morning to the old Danville burying grounds and laid to rest. She leaves a
husband and two sons.
The supreme court has reversed and remanded the case of the
state vs. Sam McMasters. The defendant was convicted in last circuit
court of murdering his father and sentenced to forty years in the pen.
Peck’s Bad Boy, which will be at the New Century Theatre on
tomorrow evening has not only met with great success, but the piece has
actually deserved it. One very noticeable feature throughout the entire
performance is the absence of any scene, incident of dialogue that could in
any way offend the most fastidious person.
AS VOICE FROM GRAVE.
Negress Recovers While Being Prepared For Burial Near
A strange story comes from Denmark, this county, Liza
Williamson, a negress, was struck on the head Sunday with a rail by
William Goff and was apparently killed. Goff is in jail for
supposed murder. The woman was being prepared for burial after having been
supposed dead nearly a day. She suddenly breathed and sat up in bed, while
the frightened negroes who had gathered fled from the house. It was some
time before they recovered sufficiently to send for a doctor. The woman is
rapidly recovering. The deathlike stupor is supposed to have resulted from
concussion of the brain.
A Kentuckian has just connected himself with the church at
the age of 121 years. The lamp held out to burn a long time for this vile
sinner. Generally speaking, however, it is safest not to wait until you are
A Meridian man is reported by the Press as having a cow four
years old that is no larger than a good sized dog, and which gives one
gallon of milk per day. Her ration is ten cents worth of hay and a half pail
of water per day. That’s more than the average Mississippi cow ever gets and
more milk than a great many of them give.
To cure torpid liver, constipation, loss of appetite,
biliousness, and other complaints of the liver, stomach or bowels, take
Liver-Lax. A 25 cents little liver pill. Pleasant to take.
H.E. WALKER & CO., DRUGGIST
Try your luck at a guessing contest at Hamlin’s
millinery store and get a nice soft piller (sic). 15 cents a guess.
The free open air shows will be continued a few more
afternoons and nights. This is positively Dr. Oppenheimer’s last week
James Gish, you can say to the good people that I
have worn a pair of your Hamilton Brown shoes for 12 months. A Lady
Rev. Austin Crouch has gone to Blackland to preach
before the fifth Sunday meeting. He will be back and fill his pulpit on
Sunday, both morning and night.
A 5 year old grandchild of Jane Munroe, colored, who
lives on Ed Mask’ place nine miles west of Corinth was burned to
death yesterday caused by explosion of coal oil lamp.
Mrs. Maggie Roberts Dies From an Overdose of Laudanum.
Greenville, Mississippi, December 2nd- Mrs.
Maggie Roberts died here last night from the effects of an overdose of
laudanum. The circumstances indicate that the laudanum was taken with
MISTOOK THE DOSE. Iuka, Mississippi, December 3rd-Harriet
Knight, a colored woman who has been cooking for W.J. Moore, took
a dose of strychnine today, mistaking it for quinine, and died in a few
minutes in great agony.
Marriage license issued: James Pyles and
Miss Sudie Whitaker; J.E. Smith and Miss Mollie McCrary;
Aaron Grigsley and Miss Pearl Farris; W.L. Elliott and
Miss Lou Crowe; J.W. Watts and Miss Lenora Morris.
The remains of Word Lindsey, who died in a St. Louis
hospital, were received here yesterday and interred in the Henry Cemetery.
He was a young man about 21 years of age and had both legs cut off by an
Iron Mountain train in Arkansas several months ago. He was carried to St.
Louis and placed in the railroad hospital, and died from the injuries
STRICHNINE PLACED IN FLOUR BARREL WHILE FAMILY WAS AWAY.
Bethel Springs, Tennessee, December 4th-What
might have been an awful tragedy was narrowly averted here this morning.
Mr. Baker and his family, who live at Purdy, had been away on a visit.
While they were away some unknown party took a lot of strychnine which was
in the clock and emptied it in the flour barrel.
It was from this flour that the biscuits for the family
breakfast were cooked. Mr. Baker had started to eat one of the
biscuits, but found it so bitter that he threw it on the floor.
The cat took a few bites of the discarded biscuit and died
in 30 seconds.
Fortunately none of the family ate enough of the biscuits to
cause any serious illness.
It is not known who placed the strychnine in the flour.
CORINTH STEAM LAUNDRY
M. Bear, an experienced laudryman, has purchased the
Corinth Steam Laundry, and will endeavor to conduct it to the entire
satisfaction of the public and patrons. He will do all kinds of steam
cleaning and dyeing; ladies’ work a specialty. Mr. Bear formerly
lived in Corinth, and has had 25 years experience in the business.
Col. J.C. Clark, the well-known railroad man,
formerly at the head of the M.&O. railroad, died yesterday in Chicago.
The members of the Emerald Club are requested to meet at the
residence of Mrs. M.W. Stanly (sic) Thursday afternoon at 2:30
o’clock. A full attendance is desired.
Blind staggers among the horses in this county is becoming
serious. Two more horses died yesterday. Dr. T. Borroum lost his fine
mare and W.T. Holman lost a valuable animal from his stable.
See sample fascinators, knit sacks, hoods, sample shirts at
Grahams’ before you buy.
Iuka, Mississippi-December 17th
Dr. W.A. Hodges and Miss Katharine Bell were
married here today at 12 o’clock at the residence of the bride, Rev. P.E.
Duncan officiating. Dr. Hodges is one of our leading physicians
and an excellent gentleman. Miss Bell was formerly from Marshal
County, Mississippi, having moved here a few years ago. She is a refined and
cultured lady and has won many friends and admirers since her stay here.
IN TOWN AND OUT
Horace Newcomb has returned to Joplin, Missouri,
after a few days visit to homefolks.
W.G. Oberst, of the Kellogg Newspaper Company,
Memphis, was in the city today.
Corinth is large enough to adopt city custom of beginning
public entertainments at 8. Half past eight is too late.
Mrs. Garland died at the home of her sister, Mrs.
E.S. Mitchell, this morning, from an attack of paralysis. She was well
Charles Boyle and his well balanced company presented
"The Star Boarder" at the New Century Theatre last evening to a large
audience. Two and a half hours of solid, rolicking amusement were enjoyed
and the assemblance filed out of the theatre well pleased with the result of
their investment. A number of clever specialties were introduced during the
course of the play that lent color to the performance.
CLOSE AT IUKA
Iuka, Mississippi, December 9th
The municipal election held here today resulted as follows:
Mayor, J.J. Akers; aldermen, J.W. Jourdan, J.W. Williams, W.L.
Ross, F.L. Carmack and J.B. Hubbard; treasurer, J.H. Moore;
marshal, A.T. Scruggs. The election was close and great interest was
manifested in the mayor’s race, Mr. Akers defeating his opponent,
S.M. Dean, by only four votes.
Roads are getting bad.
Health of the community very good.
J.B. Splann and Miss May Adams went to Corinth
Saturday on business.
The Woodman of the World is all the go here now with some of
J.L. and Odell Williamson and Jas. Lokey
went to Corinth Saturday.
J.B. Splann is preparing to move his wagon building
and general repair shop, half mile west of the place it now stands, to his
Mrs. Myrtle Nelms, after spending several days here,
returned to her home in Corinth Saturday.
The patrons of the Chambers Creek School, has just finished
their school building and school is progressing nicely.
A.R. Potts, Rile Austin and Joe Carroll, made
Corinth a business trip Saturday.
Odell Williamson had a working Friday on his new
house. He wants to complete it by the 15th of December.
We have listened for wedding bells, but have been sadly
disappointed as well as some others so far, but time alone can tell the
feture (sic), but we trust if some of our good people isn’t competent to
make up their minds along that line they will employ someone to advise for
Miss Maude Reid is teaching school at Waynesboro,
O.H. Carr left here last week to make his home in Texas.
J.F. Harris, of northwest Arkansas, is visiting
L.E. Sawyer is rapidly recovering from recent severe
There is considerable interest manifested in the approaching
election for mayor.
Mrs. G.W. Dudley has returned from Kansas City,
Missouri, where she went for medical treatment.
Mrs. Mollie Watson is at Florence, Alabama, to have
her little daughter, Lizzie, treated by a specialist.
T.J. South, of Selmer, Tennessee, was married to
Miss Bettie Adams last week near Burnt Mills, in this county.
Pine Bluff Arkansas, November 3rd.
Joseph G. Jones, aged 17 years, son of Mr. and
Mrs. F.G. Jones, died at the family residence, this city, Sunday, of
hydrophobia, after an affliction of that terribly malady lasting five days.
The unfortunate young man was bitten by a dog a number of years ago, how
long ago he was unable to tell, and the disease only asserted itself last
week. Two leading physicians of the city attended the young man, but they
were unable to successfully combat the affliction. Dying for want of water,
the sight of it threw him into spasms, and in that condition he remained
until death relieved him. It is among the new genuine cases of hydrophobia
ever known in this city.
H.T. McGee is on a business trip to Booneville.
Bring your little folks around and let us sell them a good
shoe. JAMES GISH.
Dr. McRae made Selmer a visit last night.
Miss Mary Nash Woodard, daughter of Mrs. M.E.
Woodard, died last night, after an illness of several weeks with typhoid
fever. Funeral services were conducted at residence this afternoon by
presiding Elder W.M. Young of the M.E. Church, and the remains were
interred in the Henry cemetery. The deceased was a bright young lady, just
emerging from girlhood, and was greatly admired and beloved by her
associates and many friends.
Municipal election second Tuesday in December.
Harry Hodges is back from Oklahoma to spend a few
has sold his residence near Spring Park to
Mrs. W. S. Johnson for $1,000.00
The Iuka Normal Institute has closed for want of sufficient
The Baptist Church has called Rev. L.R. Burress
again. The call was made Monday night and is for an indefinite time.
Blackland Mississippi, November 18th
There will be a fifth Sunday meeting of the Tishomingo
Baptist Association at the Oak Hill Church, beginning Friday, November 28th,
with a sermon by Dr. T.J. Perry, of Kossuth.
The following subjects will be discussed; Foreign Missions,
Domestic Missions, Temperance, How and Why Should We Give to the Cause and
The Rev. Austin Crouch, of Corinth, will preach on
Saturday, and probably Prof. B.G. Lowrey, of Blue Mountain, will
deliver a lecture on Sunday.
RELFECTIONS OF A BACHELOR.
Kissing isn’t what it is smacked up to be.
When a wicked married man dies he gets out of the frying pan
into the fire.
Marriage is an expensive necessity, and children a still
more expensive luxury.
President Roosevelt’s bear hunt to Mississippi is
ended, and he has not had even a shot at a bear. The last day of the chase
was simply a repetition of the three preceding days, so far as his luck was
concerned. Try as the hunters would, they couldn’t get a bear within range
of the President’s rifle.
Memphis today is welcoming President Roosevelt, and
General L.E. Wright with open arms and unbounded enthusiasm.
Corinth is becoming very strenuous. Free Show, musical
attraction at theatre and a Masonic festival, all in one night.
Gerce, the 3 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. H.
Gookin, died this morning of pneumonia. The remains were interred this
afternoon in Henry Cemetery.
The free advertising show drew an enormous audience to their
platform last night and judging from the amount of applause bestowed upon
the entertainment it seemed to please those present.
There was singing, magic dancing and music. An entire change
of program will be given tonight.
IMPORTANT MEETING U.D.C.
The regular meeting of the Daughter’s of the Confederacy was
held yesterday afternoon at the residence of Mrs. T.D. Duncan, for
the purpose of electing officers for the ensuing year. The election was as
President, Mrs. Augusta Inge.
First Vice President, Mrs. M.B. Curlee.
Second Vice President, Mrs. M.B. Johns.
Recording Secretary, Mrs. Rufus East.
Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. A.D. Sadler.
Treasurer, Mrs. James Cumby.
Historian, Mrs. Edgar Young.
Seven honorary life members were elected viz:
Mesdames Jane Esters, A.D. Sadler, M.B. Curlee, Fannie
Bynum, Robert Henderson, C.F. Robinson and M.B. Johns.
The meeting was a very enthusiastic one and much business
The members heartily endorsed the "Old Deestrick Skule" and
promised to leave no stone unturned to make the entertainment a success.
The Waldron Barber Shop is now prepared to give hot and cold
baths at all hours. 25 cents each, or 5 tickets for $1.00, nice "parcelain"
tubs. Come and see us.
Rev. J.D. Hunter of Tupelo, will begin a meeting in
the Cumberland Presbyterian Church on Sunday, November 16th.
The Faculty of Public Schools cordially invites you to
attend a reception to be given at the New Century Theatre Friday evening
November 28th, from 7-10.
The following program will be rendered.
Piano Solo: F.H. Tschudi
Reading: Miss Ella Holman
Piano solo: Miss Kate Bell
Quarteite (sic): Misses Bell and Weaver, Messrs.
Graham and Everett
Reading: Miss Lotta Rubel
Duet: Miss McCown, Mrs. Dishman
Vocal Solo: Miss Elizabeth Cox
Piano Solo: Miss Georgia Small
Vocal Solo: Miss Minnie Gibson
Reading: Miss Mary Warriner
Piano Solo: Miss Freddie Weaver
Male Quartette (sic)
The teachers of the Public Schools earnestly desire to
interest the citizens of Corinth in library for the school; to this end they
not only invite all friends and patrons of the school to be present Friday
evening, but urge them to come, when the subject of reading as an essential
part of education and the necessity of reference books in school work will
DIED IN WAGON WHILE HAULING CORN JOHN SMITH SUDDENLY PASSES
Iuka, Mississippi, November 27th.
John Smith, an aged farmer, was found dead in his
wagon ten miles southwest of this place yesterday.
He was driving the wagon to an adjoining farm to load with
corn. Heart trouble is the supposed cause of death. Deceased was an ex
and gentlemen are requested to meet at Century Hall Friday night at
7:30 o’clock, for the first rehearsal.
Plenty of fun is promised.
The "Deestrick Skule" is creating ever widening circles of
interest. Gotten up under the auspices of the United Daughters of the
Confederacy and the Sons of Veterans, and having so many prominent ladies
and gentlemen taking part in it cannot fail to be a success.
Besides the music will be furnished by Mrs. James Gish
and Mr. and Mrs. Ben Liddon.
The public is advised to come early Tuesday night so they
won’t miss seeing the "boys" and "girls" on the big road to skule.
The program is as follows:
Teachers, Mr. T.H. Johnson, Mrs. Honeysuckle,
Mrs. M.B. Curlee
COMMITTEE MEN, Hon. E.S. Candler, Prof. Dobbins,
Messrs. E.S. Candler, Wm. Meador and J.O. Liddon.
SHOLLARS ON ROLL, E. Rubel, Tandy Young, James
Collier, Tom Henry, John Young, George Bynum,
Rufus East, Frank Curlee, Paul Porter, Will McPeters,
W.A. Derryberry, John Westbrooks, Ben Everett.
ABSENT, George Taylor, Elmer Sharp, Frank
Hart, Bob Barnhill, Teddy Borroum, Will Small, Hugh
McAmis, Maggie Johns, Emma McGlather, Lotta Rubel,
Helen Meador, Addie Spence, Ola Dorman, Mary Klyce,
Dosie Patterson, Lucy Klyce, Alma Boone, Helen
Worsham, Hattie Newcomb, Jessie Taylor, Bessie East,
Sockie Taylor, Fannie Bynum, Virginia Ozier and
The many friends of Frank H. Hill will regret to
learn of his death a few days ago at his home in Atlanta, of typhoid fever.
Mr. Hill, during his residence in Corinth of several years, was
connected with the office of W.H. Nance & Co., as bookkeeper.
Everyone liked Frank Hill for his many excellent traits of character.
Gentle and kind, open hearted and free, a gentleman at all times, a friend
that could be depended upon, he will be missed from the busy walks of life
and above all from the home of a christian mother whose life was devoted to
her beloved son’s welfare.
LION HEAD SPRING
Mr. H.S. Brooks gives the Corinthian the following
brief history of Lion Head Springs, south of Corinth, which will be of
interest to the local readers:
In 1854 or ’55 Robert Heinaman (Hyneman), Hamilton
Mask and others were deer hunting, with Dick Winn as driver. In
riding through the bottom with the hounds Winn’s horse mired down,
and he had to call in the hunters to pull him out.
Some little time thereafter some of the citizens met there,
cleaned out the spring and put a gun therein. It so remained until about
1857 when Dr. McMillan contracted with John A. Gerhart for
that plot of land, built a ten pen alley and placed that stone (lion head)
in the spring, and commenced hauling lumber to build a hotel. Before he got
his plans consummated, the war broke out. Things remained that way until
about the close of the war. After the war, McMillan’s financial
condition was not such as to allow him to go on with his first plans, and he
allowed the land to fall back to the original owner, John A. Gerhart.
The scales you see broke off on that lion head were "breken" off by Federal
soldiers and forwarded to their friends.
THE "DEESTRICK SKULE"
The first rehearsal of the "Old Deestrick Skule" was held at
the New Century Theatre last night. There was such a full attendance that
all the desks on the girl’s side were taken. The few vacant seats left on
the boy’s side will be filled tonight.
The ladies who have charge of the "skule" appreciate the
kindness of the good people of Corinth in being so ready in every way to
help them make their entertainment a success. The purpose of the play is to
raise money for the work of the Daughter’s of the Confederacy and to start a
fund for the Son’s of Veterans here. This money will go toward the purchase
of Beauvoir. So far nothing has been done in Corinth for this cause, and an
earnest effort will be made to make the contribution from the Son’s of
Veterans here worthy of a town so full of war memories as ours. Let
everybody take an interest in the work.
The Pitman Concert Co. will be at the New Century Theatre on
the night of the 11th.
Superintendent Clark and a number of other railroad
officials of the M&O, are here looking after the project of a new union
depot. State Railroad Commissioner Kincannon is also here. The party
will remain over until Monday.
Several Corinthians are in Memphis today taking a look at
President Roosevelt will pass through Corinth tonight
enroute to Washington. His train will go past about 2 a.m.
Mrs. W.W. Callahan of Decatur, Alabama and Miss Anna
Jones of Gaveston, Texas, are the guests of R.A. East and