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The Calhoun Monitor
The Calhoun Monitor
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Description: Notes of Local Interest;
County News - Banner, Vanrish, Hollis, Ellzey,
Slate Springs, Big Creek, Cabbott,Reagan, Bounds;
Notice to Teachers; Ordered by Board to Overseers

Date: August 4 1904

Newspaper published in: Pittsboro, MS

Source: MSU Library

Page/Column: Page 4

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T. M. MURPHREE} Publisher
Official organ of Calhoun County.
If you fail to get your papers you order though us in two weeks write us on a postal card.

Mr. I. R. Patterson says he favors water here, if not over a mile to it.

Thanks to Mr. H. N. White of Thorn, Miss. for more than one favor.

According to latest census there are only 68 more women than men in Calhoun. Don’t get scared young ladies.

Parties having hickory timber they wish to sell will find it to their advantage to see A. L. Jagoe at Bank of Pittsboro.

Mr. Charley Vanhorn is a good business man; his experience teaches him that it pays to advertise.

If you contemplate going to the “World’s Fair.” Come to us for suitable traveling dresses and hats. W. H. BAILEY & BROS.

The Joe Powell place, formerly the Collins land in Brushy and Persimmon creek bottoms was sold recently, we understand for five thousand dollars.

R. S. Shipp, J. A. Gregg and J. Taylor Byars were recommended by the executive committee for appointment as election commissioners, with R. S. Shipp as ticket manager.

FOR SALE:--Eight hundred bushels of corn at 50 cents per bushel. T. B. ENOCHS , Derma, Miss.

We haven’t space for our honor roll this week, though thirty-four have paid us on subscription since the 7th of last month, many of these are new subscribers.

Just before starting on our five days trip last Monday, we received an appreciated present in the way of a basket of excellent apples from Mrs. Monroe Scrivner. Thanks.

All of our Lawns, Straw Hats, and Oxfords must go. Take advantage of this sacrifice of price. W. H. BAILEY & BROS.

Mr. Sam Pittman of Air Mount has bought the Herman Peeples place near Air Mount. Perhaps the place is better known as the Bondurant or Armstrong place, paying $6,800 for same.

There will be a working at the Cruthirds grave yard on Friday the 5th day of August. Take notice all parties who are interested, bring tools and a basket. W. A. PILGREEN.

We will try to tell something of how our good friends N. B. Crawford and W. A. Cook of Houston, walked us when there last week and to name at least some of the good people we met. These folks know how to make any free stater feel at home.

Mr. Bailey, Tom and Rhena, are resting in the hills.—Quitman Quill. Mr. Bailey is related to the Baileys about Loyd and called at the Monitor office on his return to Quitman county. He was formerly a citizen of Calhoun and he reads the Monitor.

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Mr. J. M. Sheffield, of Sarepta, sent us an old army canteen last week which we appreciate highly. It is well preserved considering its age and though we have not its history it doubtless saw service around the neck of some brave old Confederate who perhaps filled it many a time and oft, from some clear spring in Georgia or Virginia. It will be on exhibition in this office till an opportunity offers to send it to the Confederate museum. There is something very like a bullet hole near the neck.

Mr. A. J. Jackson, of Hollis presented us with nice box of large mellow apples last Friday. We suspect that there was “a power behind the throne” that jogged the memory of our dear old comrade, be this as it may, we are none the less appreciative of this token of friendship and we thank them both.

We are putting up a little book of several pages this week for Eld. M. C. Allen of Slate Springs. It is replete with bible truths, ably discussed, which he will sell at 15 cents per copy.

The Jas. Revis place on Big Creek, owned by F. L. Dye was sold last week to J. G. Pilgreen and W. T. Scott for four thousand dollars.

Mr. T. M. Patterson has not been able to trudge over to court square in two months though some better at this writing.

Mr. P. L. Dye is building a neat little residence on the road south of the Davis old hotel here.
The health of our community is very good and business is moving along nicely.
Another fine boy arrived at Mr. Jacob Gable’s recently. Guess the old gentleman thinks his boys will soon be able to give him a rest.
Mr. McPherson and wife are visiting in Texas, also Mrs. Taylor Baker.
Mr. Charley Johnson spent Saturday and Sunday with his parents here, but returned to his job in Water Valley Monday.
Mr. Pascal and part of his family have been visiting friends near Sarepta the past week.
Mr. Wilson Webb has bought both the town lots and farm of Mr. Joe Powell.
Mr. John Powell, of Tula, is in our town this week.
Mr. D. F. Spradling’s family spent the past week with relatives in Pontotoc county.
Mr. Sheeks spent part of the past week at Lafayette Springs where a Holiness meeting was in progress and reported that great work was being done for God’s cause.
Notwithstanding the well-attended writing school being taught by Miss Maggie Harris, Banner College opens with about 40 pupils. This gives us encouragement to press forward with hope and strengthened determination. Let all who want faithful services come and join us.
As a claimant of the title of a beautiful day, this fair day holds its own though the heat has been somewhat oppressive until this evening when a gentle blowing swept over and cooled our over-warm brows.
Today has been a day of gladness in many homes because of appreciated visits form friends and relatives. In our own little community there was some stirring as is evidenced by this visiting list: Mr. G. D. Langston and family spent the day at Mr. A. J. Innmon’s; Mrs. Lou Wells and children were Mrs. Addie =================== Page 4, Column 3 ===================
Rish’s guests; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Young visited Messrs. John Edmondson’s and Arthur Rish’s families; Misses Ada and belle Hawkins also Mr. Ira Edmondson and families were guests of Mr. J. M. Blue, Mr. Thos. Mosly spent the day with W. A. Dendy and Mrs. Anna Ramsey was Mrs. Dendy’s evening caller; Messrs. A. Winter and J. W. Ramsey visited the family of S. K. Roberts at Hollis; Mr. and Mrs. B. T. Winter are visiting Mrs. Winter’s parents north of the creek; Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Rish are off on a trip to friends and relatives in Webster county; Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Dendy attended protracted meeting at Pleasant Ridge, Chickasaw county, and had the pleasure of hearing Rev. R. W. Thompson preach. Rev. Thompson used to pastor several churches in Calhoun county. Except to frost his head and beard time has wrought little change in his appearance.
Mr. Mark Mahon spent Saturday night with his niece, Mrs. Duskie Mahan; last Thursday Mesdames Jennie Tedder and Duskie Mahan visited friends in Atlanta; Mrs. Alice Scarborough spent Saturday night with her brother, G. W. Dowdy; Mrs. Susie Walton’s parents and brother were her guests; Mrs. Victoria Gable and children visited relatives at Ellzey last week.
Messrs. Oscar Gilder and Tommie Lee Neal were visitors to that side of the creek.
Mr. Joe Gable’s old home is to be numbered among the vacated homesteads as he is preparing to move to Vardaman.
The young people enjoyed an ice cream supper at Mrs. Jennie Pond’s Saturday night.
Mr. J. T. Tedder and Lucille Innmon are on the sick list.
Well, Mr. Editor, as I was two late last week, I’ll try to be on time as I am at home this evening (Sunday.)
I was permitted to attend the county Singing Convention, which met at Pleasant ridge church, Chickasaw county, had a grand singing and those people around there supported the convention to the satisfaction of everybody and in every particular, there are a lot of good people in that section. We had good behavior considering the great crowd present. I had the pleasure of shaking hands with friends that I haven’t seen since boyhood days.
Health is very good now, but little sickness and that flux, the infant of Mr. and Mrs. Loney Neal died last Tuesday morning after several days of serious illness, flux and fever was the disease.
I noticed as I went to the convention that crops are good all along the road, but some are very grassy because of too much rain, there has been a great deal more rain in that section than we have had. Our crops are good enough in this neck.
Mr. J. P. Nettles lost a mule by death last Thursday, well, all mules have to die and they will belong to someone at the time of their death.
As my items did not reach you in time last week I’ll reproduce that part in reference to Dr. Armstrong, who has located at Vardaman to practice his profession, we welcome the Dr. and hope he will have a lucrative practice, not that we want the people to be sick, but that they will give him a chance to prove his ability and pay him for his work. I had the pleasure of meeting him on a professional occasion. I admire his manners and appreciate his courtesies.
Mr. Mosley, of Atlanta, is building a store house at Vardaman also Mr. George Dowdy is hauling lumber there to build a dwelling house, so Vardaman is coming, you bet.
One of the many wagons as returning from the singing convention, Fred Martin being the driver at the time ran over a stump and fell out landing in close proximity to the business part of the mules which became frightened and jumped causing Miss Ada Morphis to fall out and wagon ran over her making a
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bruise on her shoulder and soiling her clothes. Miss Mira Hawkins being one of the crowd received a dreadful scare but did not fall, Mack Hawkins being another of the number got his picture taken by falling flat on his back in the bottom the wagon bed, but after all there was no serious damage. So it was fortunate that no more harm done, lucky for them that Frank Hawkins was just in front and realized the danger and quickly caught he frightened mules and stopped the fray.
W. S. Kilgore started this morning to visit his brother Billie north of Scoona but I hear it whispered around that he is gone to look at a top buggy with the view of buying it. Isn’t Caesar coming! Well he’s as well have a top buggy as anybody for he is amply able to own it, and has a good buggy horse to pull it.
I hear that Esq. and Felix Vanhorn are going to the World’s Fair.
The meeting at the Baptist church closed last Sunday with ten additions to the church by experience and Baptism, three by letter and one by restoration and five who claimed they professed at this meeting. Eld. T. H. Winter conducted the series of meetings from start to finish except last Saturday, Eld. Albert Burns preached a fine sermon at eleven o’clock. He was on his way from Robbs school house where he had been carrying on a meeting. The Rev. Burns and Old Rusty once studied books in the same class in our childhood days but Albert has outstripped Old Rusty in culture and gone to manhood and left us back in the brush, we feel proud that we are both living and his usefulness is being felt in this country but we feel very sad when we retrospect over bygone days and think how few there are of our schoolmates are living now.
Walt Wells and family visited Prof. E. N. Cook last Sunday.
The school at this place is moving toward the top rung of the ladder. The children seem to be pleased with their new teacher, Prof. Curry. He carries his bible and hymn book to his school and invokes the blessing of the great Deity. This is commendable in Prof. Curry as there has been great wonders performed in heaven to the prayers of the righteous.
W. T. Furgerson and Aunt Ann Terrell are still sick and don’t seem to improve very fast.
Our old friends A. Davis, Roland Kilgo and Geo. Vanlandingham, have been around Ellzey some the past week. These old gentlemen’s combined ages aggregate 247 years. Mr. A. Davis being 84, R. N. Kilgo 83, Geo. Vanlandingham 80—three of the oldest settlers of the community, Mr. Davis having been here sixty years. This shows a good average longevity for our community.
Mr. Luther Kilgo and family of the New Liberty community visited his mother, Mrs. M. V. Holly, last Saturday and stayed for the baptizing on Sunday.
We went to Vardaman last Monday morning. We found her building very fast.
The protracted meeting began at the Methodist church last Sunday, Rev. Raper of Minter City, is assisting Bro. Baley.
Last Saturday Mr Spencer Patterson while working on his home fell from a scaffold receiving some painful though not serious injuries. At present he is resting nicely.
Quite a number of our people attended the barbecue at Sabougla last Friday, also the picnic at Big Creek on Saturday. Congressman W. S. Hill was present and made speeches at both places.
Messrs. Frank Therrell and Sion Lawrence were over from Eupora Friday and Saturday mingling with friends here.
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The oat crop in this section proved to be the best for years. Mr. Joe Burns planted about 25 acres which yielded more than 30 bushels per acre.
Prof. M. P. Hendrick and family have been away on a visit to relatives several weeks. They are detained by the illness of their little girl. When last heard from she was quite low, we trust she may be spared and that she will soon be well.
Misses Clara and Ethel Lawrence of Benela are visiting in our town this week.
Mr. Charlie O’Neal of Duck Hill was in our midst last Sunday.
There was a fine rain north of Slate Springs last Saturday. Wind blew down Mr. Jack Gaston’s barn damaging his mower considerably.
From all sections of our county reports are the best crops for years. There are signs of prosperity allover our county. There is great deal of improvements in the way of building going on and altogether the farmers are wearing a different look on their faces than they did two or three years since. We hear of no one wanting to go west to live in fact a great many who went west to find a better place, would like to be back in the Free State and some of them are coming.
Miss Blanche Shipp spent last week with friends at Water Valley.
Quite a number went from here to the picnic at Sabougla last Friday all report a pleasant time and a bountiful dinner.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Burns, of Slate Springs, spent Friday night and Saturday with friends here.
Mr. M. M. Boland after spending several weeks at Castalian Springs is at home and much improved.
Mrs. Lillian Burton, of Little Rock, Ark., is the guest of her parents Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Ship.
Mrs. Bennett, of Williamsville spent last week with her daughter Mrs. Kate Boland.
The W. O. W. picnic in the grove near Boland’s mill was a grand success. Hon. W. S. Hill made a special speech on Woodcraft in the morning. In the afternoon Mr. J. W. Bradford, of Redding, was called upon to speak. Tho’ quite a young man his fluent graceful speech showed him to be a deep thinker and one well able to do credit to his subject. Later Capt. R. N. Provine gave us quite an interesting talk on education. The visitors were too numerous to mention.
Dear Editor:--After a short absence I come again.
Mr. J. E. Cobb P. M. is talking of going into business at Water Valley.
A very good crowd was in attendance at the Berry school house the 4th Sunday. The singing was good, the class being led by Mr. Cole Sharp.
Messrs. Monty Ray and Willie Head left her early last Saturday morning for Pittsboro and returned late Monday eve. We hear they got lost and wandered all over Cowpen bottom and was finally found by friends at Mt. Comfort church Sunday night.
Mrs. M. V. Howell visited Mrs. M. E. Henly while on her way to Mr. Jim Leschman’s to see her son Ben who got hurt in a drunken row at the Stewart picnic.
Miss Minnie Head visited relatives west of here Tuesday night.
Miss Bertha Wilson visited her uncle Mr. J. A. Head and family Tuesday night.
A young man told he that he passed through Mr. W. K. Burrus’ field just after a rain and found Mr. Burris in his sorghum patch dipping the water out of the middles. When asked what he was doing said his sorghum had all run out and he was barreling it up, said if he could save it he would have a lot to sell. Mr. Burris is one of Tukalofa’s hustling and energetic farmers.
A heavy rain fell here Wednesday lightning struck and killed five of Caroling McGouirk’s hogs.

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As we haven’t seen anything from these parts in some time, thought we would write.
Mrs. Alice Yarborough, we are sorry to state is not any better. Mrs. Y is at her mothers, Mrs. McCord’s.
We were well represented at Big Creek Saturday. I think most of our people were there.
Mr. and Mrs. M. T. Richardson visited relatives at Sabougla last week.
Mr. Lewis Burns and wife of Slate Springs stopped a while with friends here Saturday afternoon on their way from the picnic.
We have a very good school under the management of Prof. Jack Smith and Miss Susie Denley.
Miss Maude Shipp, of Big Creek is visiting Mr. Wm. Boland’s family this week.
Mr. Jim Boland and his mother are to leave this week for Texas where they’ll spend a week or two with friends and relatives.
Mr. Willie Stoddard was over in these parts yesterday. Wonder what the attraction is.
As news is scarce we quit for this time.
A pack of wolves some 6 or 8 in number infest the hilly section of this neighborhood.
The protracted meeting at our new church is in progress this week and Rev. R. P. Goar is being assisted by J. W. Jones.
S. C. Bounds is making preparations to move to Big Creek.
Crops were never better in this section of the ‘moral vine yard’ than at present.
Our phone line is o. k. “Rattler” bought 800 acres of land one day last week without going out of the house.
Notice to Teachers
The Institute for white teachers will convene at Slate Springs Monday Aug. 15th 1904 and continue two weeks. Prof. Pegram of Dumas Miss. will conduct Institutes in this county. We hope to have a large number of teachers in attendance this summer and by so doing show the patrons whose children will be placed with us for better development that we intend to better prepare ourselves for the work. There is responsibility enough resting upon us even when we have put forth every effort in thorough preparation. Come one, come all and lets have a good lively instituted.
C. A. BEASLEY, Supt.

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Ordered by the Board that each and every overseer of public roads in Calhoun county be notified through the papers of this county to warn out the hands on their respective roads and put said roads in good condition immediately and report their actions to this Board at their next regular meeting in September, or they will be dealt with as the law directs (See sec. 1143, Code 1892.) It is further ordered by the Board that no report will be received until the roads are put in good condition.
H. S. MOORE, Pres.
The fall examination for teachers will be held as follows:
Whites, Sept. 2nd, 3rd, and 16th and 17th.
Colored, Sept. 9th, 10th and 23rd, 24th.
Under the late acts of the legislature all four examinations will occur in September. They will open strictly at 8 o’clock a.m.
C. A. BEASLEY, Co. Supt. Education.


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