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THE STARKVILLE NEWS.
VOL. IX. STURGIS LOCALS. BY MISS SALLIE BEVILL Miss Pearl Webb of Laurel, is the guest of her sister, Mrs. Nora McKinzie. She has many friends who are glad to see her in her old home. Mr. Erskine Hannah arrived home Thursday after an absence of nearly two years. We are glad to have him with us once more. We had a delightful treat on the evening of our natal day, Feb, 28th. The Music Club spent the evening and rendered some of its best selections in honor of the occasion. • We felt inclined to claim a few addition al years and ask for a selection for each year. Measles! measles! everywhere, and oh how it is injuring school work. Mr. R. T. Richardson and Master Alvin, departed Tues day for a visit to relatives in Webster County. Mr. John Griffith was a visitor here last week. Misses Mattie and Margaret Meadows, of Fentress, spent Sunday in town. Rev. Hopper delivered an ex cellent lecture in lieu of a ser mon Sunday. While “Dancing and Card-parties” are unknown in Sturgis, the cap of “Negli gence” fits us all to aT- It was timely and a wise man has said, “Verbum sat sapienti.” * Preparations are being made for a District Conference at the M. E. Church about the middle of April. Mr. J. A. Mcßeynolds, Sr., answered to the last roll call Saturday evening. He had been ill in the home of his son for sev. eral weeks, but seemed much better Friday, walked into the yard and expressed a desire to go home soon. Mr. Mcßeynolds’ life was a monument unto himself made up of a muliitude of noble deeds He was well-known through out the county and many are the friends who mourn. He leaves a large family. His remains were interred at Big Creek Sunday p. m. Ere the notes of the funeral dirge had ceased to resound came the announcement of Mrs. Patria Morgan’s death. A dear little mother has been called away, but methinks I can hear an angel voice whisper, “Mother’s here!” Those baby hands have been beckoning for sometime. But oh how sad for the loved ones left alone! We extend sympathy to both families in their sorrow. We do not forget that, “Those who go gjre happier than those they leave behind.” Monday being County Court day, and the time set for the consideration of the question of the eradication of the cattle tick, it brought to town quite a crowd of those interested, pro. and con. It looked as though it were going to be a quite a hard fought proposition, though, the Board after a very short consid eration. postponed for another year its final settlement. STARKVILLE, MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 1011. Fire at College. Quite a disastrous fire occur red at the A. & M. College on Sunday night, when a large barn under the management of the Experiment Station, was burned, together with its contents Besides a large silo of ensi lage. hay and grain, a herd of 03 cattle, including Herefords and Angus, some of which were valued very highly, were de stroyed. The loss will total sev eral thousand dollars, The ori gin of the fire is a mystery, it ei ther being incendiary, or the carelessness of crap-shooters. Miss A Hie B. Wood, accompa nied by her friend, Miss Lillian Lawley, of Columbus, spent Sun day in the home of her father, Col. Thomas J. Wood. 3pring Opening. The Exhibition Will be a Fitting Display of all the Latest and Most Fashionable Mil- Your Presence is Most \ Earnestly Requested . X During Our SPRING MILLINERY OPENING On Wednesday and Thursday, March 22nd. and 23rd. jjjj YOU ARE WELCOME. Mrs. M. R. PORTLOCK, Sffir Milliner Main Street. (e,^ W. C. T U. The Union will meet with Miss Maria Ames Monday afternoon at three o’clock. The meeting will be devoted to business and Superintendents are urged to be present with full reports. The last meeting of the Union held in Sabbath School room of the United Presbyterian Church was pronounced a sue cess by those who braved the weather to attend. Five minis ters cheered the members *by their presence, and assisted in the devotional exercises. The singing was spirited, the prayers up lifting and the Cru sade ps’lm led by Rev. Jordan and read responsively was im pressive. Mrs. R. E. Wilkins condensed history of the temper ance movement in this country Great Comedy Success. “The Missouri Girl,” famous the country over as the “favor ite comedy of the continent” will be seen at Starkaille, on Satur day, matinee and night. Mar. 11, and theater goers are assured of a rare treat. Many people will no doubt say “Why,they cannot play it on this stage,” or “They wont give the whole show here,” &c.. but the management guarantees the whole production. Mr* Will Pierce, of the hard ware firm of Turner and Pierce, has the materials on the ground, and work is begun on a nice new residence, which, when complet* ed, will be quite an addition to that neighborhood. It is situat ed on Greensboro street, just east of the M. F. Ames residence. was both instructive and inter tain ing and should be printed in the Mississippi White Ribbon. Rev. W. H. Harrison gave a brief but interesting reminiscent account of the temperance re form in Starkville. Miss Montgomery recalled the fact that the Union had for its president. Mrs. C. H. Alexander. Mrs. Gillespie read the resolu tions passed by the last State Convention, and also, the depart ments of work adapted by the state and local union. Mrs. Hearon, treasurer of the local union made a report as did Mrs, Dille for the State, showing very plainly how the money is used. At the conclusion of the pro gram Mesdames Scales and Castles assisted by some others served chocolate an,d cake while social intercourse was enjoyed. J. A. Mcßeynolds. When, on last Saturday, the death summons came to Mr. Joe Mcßeynolds, thus passed one of the county’s oldest and most re spected citizens, he being 84 years of age, and a personage known of nearly every individu al in the county as a man of high moral character and indomitable Christian fortitude. Mr. Mcßeynolds was a native of Alabama, moving to this coun ty in 1855. He leaves an aged wife, a large family of children, and a host of friends who mourn his loss, yet who bow unto Him who doeth all things well. The funeral and interment oc curred on Sunday, in the midst of one of the largest throngs ev er gathered to do homage to. the life of one of God’s noblemen. Notice! In the controvercy between “Voter” and “Another Voter” the matter has been adjusted and amicably settled. Anything said by either party that has marred the feelings of the other, is hereby withdrawn. A Friend to Both Parties. Col. T. J. Wood, Member of the Finance Committee, and Grand Trustee of the Knignts and Ladies of Honor, accompa nied by Dr.JJW. G. Sykes, Past Grand Protector, Hon. T. B. Watts. Supreme Secretary, and Grand Protector J. C. Carter, left yesterday morning for Jack son, where they are in attend ance at a meeting of the Propa gating and Finance Committees of that Order. BRADLEY LOCALS. Miss Annie Sikes spent Sat urday in the home of Dr. Gillis. Mr. Percy Oswalt is very sick this week. Miss Maud Gillis is visiting relatives in Winston. Mr. Jesse Sanders, of Georgia, is visiting his parents. Miss Ruby Bruce returned to her home near Smyrna, Satur day* Mrs. Susie Davis, and Mrs. McElvaney spent Sunday even ing at Mr. Fee Sanders. Misses Clara Davis, Mary and Volney Hutchinson spent Sat urday and Sunday in the home of Mr. Grover Ray. Mrs. Funderburk is attending the bedside of her sister-in law, Mrs. Bell Sikes, at Stark ville. Mr. Wirt Montgomery and children returned home Monday after a short visit to relatives in Aberdeen, Mr. Charlie Fulcher, ot Ack erman, spent a short while in Bradley this week. Messrs, J. E. Brown and Stacy attended the burial services of Mr. Mcßeynolds at Big Creek cemetery Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Ferguson spent Sunday in the home of Mr, Bascom Quirn. Mrs. Bettie Brown spent Wed nesday evening with Mrs. Lena Vaughn. Mrs. Bruce spent Thursday with Mrs. Susie Dayis. Hon. Wiley N. Nash. Immediately after court open ed Monday morning, Hon. Har din Brooks introduced Hon. Wil ey Nash, candidate for Lieuten ant Governor, who spoke for about an hour. Mr. Nash is a gentleman of attractive presence, and a speaker of much force. He reviewed his early career, and told how he ran away in ear ly youth to join the confederate army, serving until the war end ed. In the dark days of the reconstruction he fought in the political battles for white suprem acy. and in the year 1875, when democracy triumphed at last, he was elected District Attorney. He spoke ot his age, and showed that he was but in his prime, a fact plainly apparent from his appearance and the vigor of his speech and movements. Mr. Nash made a splendid im pression on his hearers and will undoubtedly get a great many votes in this county. —Macon Beacon. Tickets are now on sale at Gunn’s Drug Store for the fam ous comedy success, the“ Misso uri Girl” and we would advise play goers to secure them early as this show is famous as a rec ord breaking attraction. Speci al matinee at 3p. m. Prices, at matinee, 15, and 35 cents. At night, 35, 50 and 75 cents. Miss Sophie Halbert spent Sunday in Crawford, accompanied by her little niece, Elizabeth Ses sums. NO. 52