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The Huntsville Weekly Democrat
The Huntsville Weekly Democrat
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Description: Personal Mentions, Deeds Recorded, The South Needs a Woman's University, State News, McDonnell Mortgage Sale, Cholera Among Soldiers and more.

Date: November 19 1902

Newspaper published in: The Huntsville Weekly Democrat

Source: Microfilm at Madison County LIbrary in Huntsville

Page/Column: 3

The Weekly Democrat
Virginia C. and Susanna W. Clay,
Editors and Proprietors.
Successors to J. Withers Clay.

Cotton continues to come in by the wagon load, but the price is still low.

Mrs. Katie Townes has moved to the cottage owned by Judge Shelby, on Grove street, recently vacated by Mr. Ludwig.

The County Commissioners will open a public road 30 feet wide from Farley to the public road, running East, and North of the land of J. M. Hobbs.

Mrs. Pynchon entertained the neighborhood Card Club last Thursday afternoon and, as usual made her guests very happy. The prizes were won by Mrs. R. W. Walker and Mrs. W. P. Newman.
The following deeds were filed for record:
J. W. Grayson & Son to Pink Jackson, land in county, $52.
Rube Smith, et als to Margaret E. Petty, lot in city, $50.
Wm. P. Newman et als to Dr. W. J. Pulley, lots in city, $1,600.
Mr. Frank Fickling has been appointed railroad agent at Bristol, Va., and will move his family from Roanoke to that city, where they will reside. Mr. Fickling is an experienced, energetic railroad man, and hightoned and upright in all his dealings. Any railroad would be fortunate in securing his valuable services. Success to him.
Orange Blossoms
On Wednesday afternoon, November 12th, 1902, at Oakland, the country home of Capt. T. F. Ormond, the lovely daughter of Capt. Ormond, and Mr. J. A. Steger, Jr., of Ryland, this county, were married. The Democrat extends congratulations and good wishes.
The Tennessee river is lower than it has been for years, and can be easily forded at Whitesburg and the vicinity. The river has been too low for boats to stop at the usual landings, since last April, and farmers who have had lumber on the banks for several months ready for shipment to points down the river, are in despair over the prospects.
"The late gardens are injuring my trade" said a Huntsville man, recently, and it is true. Many took advantage of the late rains, and planted their gardens, consequently there is an abundance of Fall vegetables. How little do our people appreciate a good garden? We gather from our garden, now, five or six vegetables daily, and it is filled with nut grass, in the bargain. Prepare your ground at once, and you will be in condition to have an early Spring supply of tender vegetables at small cost.
Mrs. Herbert Chase's pretty home at the Nursery was opened to her friends last Thursday afternoon, with euchre as the source of entertainment. The score cards were luscious Fall apples, hand painted by Mrs. John Conner, and the salad was served in beautiful mellow red and gold apples. The parlors were decked in a gorgeous array of chrysanthemums. After the game was called, dainty refreshments of salads and ices were served. Mrs. Russell A. Pratt was presented with a hat pin as the first prize, and Miss Coulson the consolation.
It is useless to attempt to thrust the stigma of intellectual inferiority on women, and the South should endeavor to have its women educated at home in the most progressive manner. The follow from the New York Post is worth our deep consideration:
"Miss Lillian Wyehoff Johnson, of Atlanta, Ga., a graduate of Cornell University, and an ex President of its Southern Club, is trying to promote plans for a woman's university in the South. The idea owes its inception to the Southern Club of Cornell, the members of which deplore the fact that they were forced to go so far form home for their higher education. The State universities of the South are in many cases open to women, but the educational system is unpopular with the young men, and it is a well-known fact that they position of women in those institutions is anything but an agreeable one. A young man from the South Carolina University described the attitude of the students toward the women, ‘At first we resent their presence very much, but finally we settle the matter by just ignoring them altogether. We don't consider them students at all. Some of them are bright, I am told, but that makes no difference. A girl took first honors in one class last year, but the fellow that came after her is always the bone student.' Women would hardly be tempted to attend college under such depressing and degrading conditions as these. A number of prominent Southern women are interested in the plan of the women's university."
Mr. Buist Anderson and wife have gone to Birmingham.

Mr. R. E. Pettus has returned from Montgomery.

Mrs. Margaret W. Bolling went to Nashville last week.

Mrs. Sallie B. Cummings came down from Chattanooga to spend Sunday.

Miss Sophye L. Davis has been visiting her aunt, Mrs. Clint Davis.

Miss Floy Miller Jameson is the guest of Mrs. Margaret Bolling.

Capt. J. H. Barnum spent Friday in our city on legal business.

Mrs. Brickell went to New Orleans last week to attend the meeting of the Daughters of the Confederacy.

Dr. Sam'l J. Withers, of Mooresville, was in the city on Friday last for several hours on business.

Mrs. H. D. Westmoreland and little daughter have gone to Selma to visit her mother.

Capt. Dan Coleman attended the Confederate Veterans Re-union in Montgomery last week.

Mr. A. J. Dyas and little daughter went to Nashville Thursday to visit relatives.

Mr. and Mrs. Nelson and daughter Priscilla, are guests of Mrs. Ben. P. Hunt.

Miss Jane White spent Saturday in Chattanooga with her sister and brother.

Miss Mary Syd Harris is welcomed home from Columbus, Miss., by her many friends.

Mrs. R. W. Baker and daughter, Miss Lula are at home from New York and New England after several months absence.

Capt. A. R. Nininger, formerly of this city now of Atlanta, was warmly welcomed by his friends here last week.

Mrs. Erskine Russell with her two lovely daughters, Misses Annie and Maggie, have gone to Birmingham, where they will make their home.

Rev. J. H. McCoy left for LaFayette on Monday, to attend the North Alabama Conference, and his wife and children went directly to Birmingham where they will in future reside.
A refreshing rain fell Monday and the dust fiend is stayed.
Capt. Milton Humes has returned from New York.
New corn is selling at fifty cents a bushel from the country wagons, and turnips at 25 cents a bushel.
The Altar Guild of the Church of the Nativity will have a Bazaar the first week in November.
A Doll Bazaar is one of the enterprises of the Confederate monument association dated for December 10th.
The ladies of St. Mary's Catholic Church will give a bazaar and supper for the benefit of the Church next week, to begin on Tuesday.
Huntsville was just sighing for the Confederate Vets to come to us next year, but they wouldn't—Birmingham will weep over them at the next Re-union!
A plow Handle Factory, a Harness Factory, another Cotton mill and several other industries are knocking for admission to Industrial Huntsville for 1903.
It is a great loss to Huntsville that Rev. Mr. McCoy should leave to make his home in Birmingham, where he will assume editorial charge of the Christian Advocate. Mr. McCoy was the pastor of the First M. E. Church here for four years and during that time endeared himself to people of every denomination. He is earnest, energetic, progressive and intellectual, and will wiu friends wherever he lives. Many blessings and regrets follow him from Huntsville.
A distinguished honor was paid Thomas L. Coles, and Wm. C. Coles, son of Mr. Robt. Coles, by their respective fraternity, in appointing them delegates to the National Convention of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. Convention to meet in New York on November 21. T. L. Coles will go form the fraternity at the University of Alabama and W. C. Coles, from Auburn. They are young men of brilliant minds.
Shepherd puppy, light tan, white face, white feet, black spot on tail. Reward. 360 Randolph St.
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. McCalley will leave next week for Birmingham where they will take up their future home. The loss of Mrs. McCalley will be especially felt in Anniston in church and musical circles on account of her relations to the musical clubs and the Sunday School of Parkers Memorial Baptist church, where she has been an untiring worker almost since the organization of the school.
Mr. McCalley will also be missed and their numerous friends in the city will regret to see their departure.—Hot Blast.
Tuscaloosa went through the agony of a street fair last week.

Anniston expects to have a $100,000 hotel by June 1, 1903. It will be four stories on Noble street, and five stories in the rear.

While drunk, John Swift, a negro, was run over by a freight train on the L. & L. Road near Ironaton, and killed.

The much talked of long distance telephone line of the Southern Bell Telephone Co., between Atlanta and Birmingham, will be in course of construction inside of a few days, with Anniston as the starting point.

The Alabama Baptist State Board of Mission met in Montgomery on Thursday. The delegates report and appropriation of $7,500 for State mission last year and this year will contribute $9,551 to state missions; $13,295 for Home and Coban missions.

Montgomery, Ala., Nov. 13.—Report comes here that the President has selected J. O. Thompson, W. F. Aldrich and Charles Scott as referees in Alabama. They will have control of all patronage and act as advisors of the administration in Alabama.

Commissioner Poole dropped off a car load of his exhibits at the state fair at the Mountain Creek home for the soldiers. They consisted of the perishable stuff, such as peas, potatoes and the like. That was true patriotism.

A cotton mill seems to be an assured industry at Jacksonville, Ala., with a capital of $200,000. J. L. McComb, a successful cotton mill proprietor of South Carolina, has the matter in charge. It is understood the capital stock has been fully subscribed.

Athens, Ala.—The Chamber of Commerce at the suggestion of ex-Mayor McClellan, under whose administration the water and light plant was established, has taken steps to see what a sewerage system adequate to the wants of the town can be built for, and a committee has been appointed to investigate the financial condition of the town and report as once.

A man named Martin employed in the L. & N. shops at Decatur had a peculiar accident last week. He had the habit of poking his tongue out while working, and while he was working a lever, it suddenly stopped, striking his jaw, his teeth cutting his tongue in two. A physician sewed it together and it is healing, but Martin will hereafter keep his tongue behind the teeth.

A large discovery of gold an graphite has been made by C. H. Latham on his place one and a half miles northwest of Christiana, Randolph County. The gold ore has been tested by the best experts and it is said to be rich and in paying quantity. The mine is about eight miles northeast of the Pinetucky gold mines, one of the richest in this section, and it is supposed that this is of the same lead.
The Confederacy Daughters had a three day's session in New Orleans last week, adjourning on Friday with hearts full of patriotism and good resolutions to accomplish splendid work during the ensuing year. Mrs. Rounsaville, of Rome, Ga., the President called the meeting to order. Mrs. T. B. Pugh, President of the Louisiana division and Mrs. Freret, of the New Orleans chapters, delivered eloquent addresses of welcome, and an elegant banquet was tendered by that city's chapter. The following presentations were made:
Mrs. McSherry, of West Virginia, made an address presenting a large and beautiful banner of blue satin embroidered with the design or emblem of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. This was elegantly mounted and the gift of Mrs.Rosenbury. Various distinguished belles was introduced and made appropriate remarks, Mrs. Foote, of California, presented a beautiful gavel made from one of the State's "big trees" and native gold. This was accepted by the division president. Mrs. Pugh, of Louisiana, presented a lovely badge to the representative of Mrs. Stonewall Jackson. The South Carolina president brought a large wreath of palmetto and magnolia tied wit the Confederate colors, to be used during the convention in decorating the hall, then to be placed on Dr. Palmer's grave.
Number of Deaths in the Fifth Infantry at Manila
Manila, Nov. 14.—Cholera made its undoubted appearance among the men of a detachment of the Fifth Infantry, which is stationed here. Eleven men have already died and a number of others are seriously ill.
The detachment of the Fifth Infantry in question has been placed on guard along the Maraquina River, whence Manila receives its water supply, as it was deemed necessary to protect the stream from possible pollution. The cholera developed while the men were on this duty.
It was believed that cholera had entirely disappeared from Manila and its reappearance has threatened feeling of apprehension.
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To Readers Of The Nashville Banner
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Those who remit 50 cents for a month's subscription to the Daily will be entitled to one estimate on the total votes cast for Governor. Those who remit $1.00 for two month's subscriptions to two estimates, etc.
Those who send 50 cents for six month's subscription to the Weekly Banner will be entitled to one estimate. Those who shall remit $1.00 for a year will be entitled to two estimates.
The Capital Prize is $1,000 with a possibility of $2,000, with 310 other prizes, ranging from $2 to $300 each, in addition.
Full particulars are published in the Daily and Weekly Banner, which may be obtained from agents in your vicinity, from rural route carriers or upon application to this office by mail.
Agents wanted, on terms which will enable them to realize a handsome sum for three month's work in this field.
Banner Publishing Co.,
Box 443 Nashville, Tenn.
Mortgage Sale of Real Estate
Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in that certain mortgage of Jere McDonnell and Addie McDonnell to the undersigned, dated the 22nd day of January, 1898, and recorded in mortgage book 59, page 443 of the records in the office of the Judge of Probate of Madison County, State of Alabama, the undersigned will on
Monday, December 1st, 1902,
within the legal hours of sale, sell at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash in front of the county court house door of Madison county, in the city of Huntsville, Alabama, the following described tract or parcel of land situate, lying and being in the County of Madison, State of Alabama, to-wit:
In the southwest quarter of section 14, township 4, range 1 west, beginning at the point where Jones's Lane in Chelsea intersects the Triana pike, at a stake, running north along said Triana pike thirty-five yards, thence east seventy yards, thence South thirty-five yards, thence west seventy yards to the point of beginning, containing one-half acre, being the premises on which said Jere and Addie McDonnell now reside.

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