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Description: Announcement by Baskin;
Newspaper published in: Tupelo, MS
Source: Lee County, MS Library
Page/Column: Page 3, Columns 1-5
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THE TUPELO JOURNAL
FRIDAY MORNING, DEC. 2, 1887
We are authorized to announce W. C. Baskin as a candidate for the office of Mayor of the town of Tupelo, at the ensuing election.
Mrs. Griffin, of Baldwyn, is the guest of Mr. Stevenson’s family.
Mrs. Capt. Long has returned having enjoyed her trip to Winona.
Mr. W. W. McPherson went to Amory Tuesday, where he is erecting a store.
Miss Minnie Burge, of Oxford, was in Tupelo, Tuesday, on her way to Selma, Ala.,
Mr. Robinson, our enterprising tinner, has done considerable work at Amory recently.
Mrs. E. G. Betts, of Fulton, is on a visit to her daughter, Mrs. Luke Cates, of this place.
Mr. E. W. Walton and family are at home are at home again, after a visit of several weeks in Booneville.
Dr. Holditch returned from New Orleans, on Monday, where he had been with a large lot of stock.
Miss Dixie Farabee is clerking for Ballard, Mitts & Co., and fills the position with tact and grace.
Misses Sue Clark and Jessie Swaine came up from Verona to the entertainment, Saturday night.
Mr. J. W. Thomas killed the finest wild turkey of the season, a few mornings ago—a two-year-old gobbler and very fat.
W. L. Milam has just received an invoice of the famous Washed Rio Coffee. Be sure and try it. It is the best in the market.
Misses Madie and Henri Dunn have gone of a visit to relatives at Fort Smith, Ark., and will not return for several weeks.
Mr. C. B. Evans, a prominent merchant of Shannon, and a valued subscriber to the JOURNAL, gave us a pleasant call on Tuesday.
Hon. J. M. Allen left for Washington on Tuesday over the K. C. M. & B. R. R. His family will not join him until after Christmas.
Miss Lela Dickson, who has been attending the art department of the Booneville Normal Institute, returned home, the latter part of last week.
Mr. Triplet has commenced the erection of another small brick building on Troy Street. It will probably be occupied by the Ledger as a printing office.
Mr. R. A. Beard and family left this week for their winter home at Citra, Fla. He informed us that he had a find orange crop, and that they were now ready for market.
STRAYED DOG—Black and white Setter. Anyone bringing him home or giving information, will be suitably forwarded.
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Rev. Dr. Young, of Texas, delivered a temperance lecture at the C. P. church, Wednesday night.
Miss Nellie Archer, of Baldwyn, spent a few days in Tupelo, last week, the guest of her sister, Miss Myrtle A. Archer.
Don’t forget that T. J. Jourdan has a fine line of Spectacles, suitable for all purposes. Glasses matched and reframed.
Tom Lilly, son of our friend, Capt. R. G. Lilly, of Chesterville, has accepted a clerkship with Mr. D. H. Clark, of this place.
Miss Hettie Garmon, of Fort Smith, Ark., after a pleasant visit among her relatives and friends, of several months duration, left for home on Tuesday.
Mr. Joe Springer, an old and respected citizen of Richmond neighborhood, started with his family for Kaufman County, Texas, Wednesday, where he will locate permanently.
Our friend, Sumpter Phillips left, Tuesday, on his return to Washington. He has promised to write the JOURNAL a letter occasionally, which our readers may be assured, will be reliable and entertaining.
The many friends of Mrs. Ettie Clifton were glad to see her out at the supper and Chinese entertainment, Saturday night, which was the first time she had been able to leave home since her long and serious illness.
A little daughter of Mr. Rich Evans, of Nettleton, was accidentally killed last week while at play with a number of other children. It seems that they had pulled a wagon to the top of a steep hill and then turned it loose to let it run back, and the little girl referred to was caught between a tree and one of the wheels and crushed to death.
Mrs. Webb, of Florida, died at the residence of Dr. H. W. Hunter, in this place, on Thursday of last week. She was a sister of Mrs. Hunter, and came her in very bad health, some time ago, and gradually declined until death ensued. The remains were sent to Florida for interment. Mrs. Hunter has the sympathy of her friends in her bereavement.
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Mr. Sam Rowan, of Chesterville, was among the friends of the JOURNAL who called, this week, and renewed their subscription.
Miss Clay Lucas returned Tuesday from her visit to Okolona, where she has been canvassing in the interest of her excellent book.
The Chautauqua Circle will meet with Mrs. Goodlett, to-morrow evening. The programme intended for last week will be observed. .
Mr. Huskisson, the gentlemanly clerk of Mr. J. M. Williams, returned Tuesday from a business trip to his home, near New Albany.
Mr. G. W. Booth, of Guntown, was in the city this week. He will leave soon for Arkansas with the view of making his future home in that State.
Mr. J. C. Joplin, representing the firm of Baxter & Co., of Memphis, was in the city a few days this week, with the intention of making some investments in Tupelo real estate.
Mrs. Robt. Anderson, who has been staying with Mrs. J. M. Williams for several days, left for Memphis Tuesday, where she will remain a month, and then go to her future home in Springfield, Missouri.
Mr. O. L. Stribling, as special commissioner under a decree of the Federal Courts, will sell at public auction, for cash, in the town of Tupelo, on Monday, December 5th, 1887, the Freeman brick store house, corner of Front and Main streets, Tupelo, Miss. tds.
Mr. W. J. Curtis, Receiver and Special Commissioner of the U. S. Court, will sell, at Corinth, on the 12th of December next, for cash, a large lot of fine lands, lying in Alcorn and Tippah counties, belonging to the assets of the late firm of Cates & Andrews, of Kossuth. tds.
Rev. Amos Kendall was re-appointed Presiding Elder for the Aberdeen District. The other appointments in which our readers are specially interested, are: Aberdeen, F. L. Spraggins; Tupelo and Verona, E. Johnson; Shannon, J. M. Barnes; Saltillo, W. T. Shell; Richmond, H. M. Harmon. Rev. R. G. Porter was assigned to Senatobia.
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Mr. Dork Shelton, of the Chesterville neighborhood, is said to own the largest hog in this section. Its weight is estimated at between 600 and 700 pounds.
Mr. J. L. Sutton, General Emigrant Agent for this section of the country, has just started a number of families safely on their way to Arkansas from this vicinity, and left yesterday for his headquarters in Birmingham.
The following were among the visitors from this section to the recent Convention of the Christian Church at West Point: Misses Mary Savery and Myrtle Archer and Messrs. J. Q. Robins and Sidney Herbert, of Tupelo; Mrs. L. C. Prather and Mr. G. W. Archer, of Baldwyn; Mr. W. C. Mitchiner and Miss Effie Mitchener, of Saltillo, and Capt. C. B. Evans and Rev. W. W. Hoskins, of Shannon.
Mr. W. J. Curtis, Receiver and Special Commissioner in the case of J. H. Allen et al. vs. R. C. Cates et al., will sell for cash at public auction in Tupelo, on Monday, the 5th day of December, the brick store house occupied by Norton & Elliott, and also two tracts of land in Itawamba County. The store house is one of the best pieces of property in Tupelo, and those looking out for good investments should be present on the day of sale.
Our readers cannot fail to notice the attractive advertisement of Messrs. High & Stone in this issue of the JOURNAL. This is one of Tupelo’s largest and best houses. Capt. High is the Nestor of the mercantile fraternity of this section, and is distinguished by a life-time of fair and honorable dealing, backed by sound judgment and fine business capacity. Mr. Stone, though quite a venerable gentleman, has not been in commercial harness quite as long as his partner, but he ranks among our best business men, both as to capacity and reliability. They have a polite an attentive corps of salesmen.
Mr. J. L. Gillespie who was a citizen of Tupelo for a short time as an employee of the JOURNAL, has returned to make his home here, and will issue the first number of the Tupelo Ledger this week. He is an industrious and deserving young man, and will doubtless publish a paper that will commend itself to the support of our people. Tupelo is growing rapidly, and there is room here for two papers, and there is no necessity for any conflict between the JOURNAL and the Ledger, and if they most cordial relations do not exist between the two, it shall not be the fault of the former.
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We had a call, a few days ago, from Geo. S. Henderson, of the firm of Loughridge & Henderson, of Birmingham, who, in speaking of Tupelo as a cotton market, said it was a better market than Memphis, for the merchants as well as the farmers of this section. He said that his firm commenced shipping to Memphis this season, but soon discovered that they had a better market right at their door, and that they are now selling all their cotton in Tupelo and saving money by doing so.