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Description: Pontotoc CorrespondenceDate: August 12 1887
Newspaper published in: Tupelo, MS
Source: Lee County, MS Library
Page/Column: Page 2, Column 7
The estimable wife of Hon. C. B. Mitchell is quite ill with typhoid malarial fever.
Dr. Clarence Cullens, of Plummerville, Ark., is visiting friends and relatives in the locality.
One of Pontotoc’s fairest flowers Miss Lora E. Bolton, is visiting in Okolona, and gloom pervades our young bachelor circles.
Miss Lula Anderson, a charming young lady from Tupelo, is visiting Miss Irene Bolton, at Rose Alba Mills a few miles east of town.
Hall, the “moonshiner,” was held in a $200 bond to answer the charge of selling whisky contrary to law, and fined for carrying concealed deadly weapons.
Mrs. M. J. Buchanan, formerly principal of Stovall College, Ripley, Miss., has been elected President of the Chickasaw Female College, Pontotoc, vice Rev. W. V. Frierson, resigned. Mrs. Buchanan will immediately take charge of the institution.
Our aspirants for office are getting warmed up in their work, and will start on their “grand rounds” to-morrow, 10th inst. Gordon, Stegall and Purvine have pulled out of the race for Representative and left only Col. C. B. Mitchell and M. W. Bost, to measure poles for the persimmon. Mr. Bost is a member of the Farmers’ Relief, and it is though will poll a majority of his colleagues’ votes, although the Relief men have not formerly nominated him. Should this prove true, “Our Charley” will have anything but a walk-over, notwithstanding no one denies his infinitely superior qualifications. It is no new thing for young organizations to ___ ___ ___ your correspondent unhesitatingly pronounces this ___ against the election of Col. Mitchell as flagrantly suicidal. Every reading and thinking man in the county knows that the farmer has no more sincere, energetic and able friend in North Mississippi than Col. C. B. Mitchell. The Colonel, himself, being a farmer and stock-raiser, no excuse is left for the combination except that he is not an initiated member of the order.