Newspaper Page Text
THE STARKVILLE NEWS.
VOL. X. ADATON ITEMS. Rev. Mr. Mabors and family visited in Adaton one day last week. Mr, D. H. Steel, of Shuqualak visited horaefolks last Friday. Dot is a very deserving young man and we are glad to know he is doing well. Miss Minnie Lee Harris spent several days in maben last week. Quite a number of Adaton peo ple went over to Pearson’s Cha pel to hear Dr. Pearson, and af ter preaching a short sermon suited to the occasion. Dr. Pearson called on the congrega tion to contribute money to re pair the church and within a ve ry few minutes more than two hundred dollars was raised. Miss Hassie Christopher, who is attending school at Clarkson, visited homefolks Saturday and Sunday. Mr: J, H. Seitz and family, and Mr. J. E. Harris and family spent the day in the home of Mr. F. W. Arnold. Mr. J, E. Styors and family, of Trim Cane neighborhood, came over and spent the day Sundky with Mr. Sam Edwards, their brother, who has been quite sick, Mr. J, O. Thomas has been a very busy man for several days sacking and hauling seed to the depot, A wedding on hand, guess WhoV DOUBLE SPRINGS NEWS. (By Rambler.) The political pot is beginning to simmer now. Watch and listen for the spring poet. We hope to see Hon. Wiley N. Nash elected. We are for Vardaman from the “sole of our head to the crown of our feet.” Won’t be long ’till the “sweet girl graduate’* will be at home. Mr. R. M. Baynham has a brand new baby in his home, One of our new men hopes to be an aviator and his brother wishes to be a gladiator.. The School of Miss May Scrog gins, at Double Springs, closed Friday evening with very ap propriate exercises. Miss Rosebud Cummins, of Maben, has closed a very suc cessful term at Union School House. Mr. Nance, of Maben> and his vivacious daughter, Miss Annie, attended the funeral obsequies of Miss Mary Hammond. A Question: How many of legislators went into that water melon patch in Jackson last win ter? We assume that you take the hint. One of our boys sent his best girl a note which reads thus: Miss S May I accompany you over the intervening space between your father’s residence and the M. E. Church, She ought to have brained him with a five sylable adjective that he would not identify in the next world. STARKVILLE, MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 1011. SELF GREEK NEWS. BY RAMBLER. Spring has made her appear ance at last and the farmers are busy planting corn. Some have finished, and all Indicatiens point to a good crop. On every hand the “gee-haws” are heard from early dawn ’till shades of night. Farmers in our section seem more in hog raising than ever before. We hear the song, “Hog and hominy aint so lough; We got itin plenty that’s enough. ” Let’s forge to the front. Now comes the candidates; al ways expecting fried chicken nnd a night’s lodging. Yet we give them a hearty welcome, wish them God-speed, and yell ‘ ‘Hur rah for Vardaman! Sunday school is progressing nicely and is largely attended. The young people deserve cred it for their-good singing, Our “city has been quarantin ed against measles for quite a while; la Grippe and Pneumonia have been prevalent, but every one is well again. Mr. Wm. Cotton returned from Clarita, Oklahoma, Sunday, he having accompanied Miss Ada Davis, who went to be under the treatment of Dr, Taylor, for can cer. He reports that the Dr. says that he can cure her, but no limited time for the healing was sflfceified. We wish for her a safe and speedy recovery to her health and home, Mrs. M. J, Johnson, who has been confined to her bed for nine long months, is yet very low. Memorial services at the M. E. cemetery on the 28th of April. it is presumed that everybody will be present. Mrs. Jake Crow, who has been real sick for several weeks, we are glad to note, is better. Mrs. Mattie McMinu, one of, our best society ladies, is visit ing relatives at Noxupater and Fern Springs. Mrs. John Lewis, accompanied by her vivacious daughter, Miss Ola, visited Mrs, Marian Phelps, Saturday and Sunday. \ Capt. L. D. Thompson has re cently purchased a “bran new” buggy. Get ye ready for the coming, for she goes to the “West.” Mrs. Elizabeth Matthews is visiting her sister, Mrs. M. V, Neeley. Mr. W. T. Norris was seen on our streets every day casting broad smiles. It looked suspi. cious, yet when the mystery was unravelled, they found a genuine candidate. Yes, in order to keep up, every one should subscribe to the Starkville News* You candid ates, especially, then you will know the latest out. We close this with an invita tion to the Editor to come out on the 28th and eat fried yellow leg ged chickens with us". Mr. J. F, Douglas of Maben vicinity was in town today and joined the News family wel come! Hon Wiley Nash. Not simply because Gen. Nash is a home man, though all things being equal, would influence us in our political preferment- We have known Gen’l Nash for forty in the varied paths of life, and believe him to be the best fitted and qualified man who aspires to the office of Lieut. Governor. Well do we remember, in 1892, ho was one of the most active and prominent representatives who attended the Deep Water Convention at New Orleans, and became one of the Convention’s most conspicuous representatives for his able speech and many wise suggestions. In the promotion of rad roads, first for his home, then for his state, has occupied a good por tion of his life. We feel, though Gen’l Nash would not make any claim, that no man did more in a quiet way in assisting and en couraging the construction of the Gulf and Ship Island Railway, and the road that runs from Mo bile to Middletbn, Tennessee. There are many reasons that could be presented to demons trate t-he fact why Gen. Nash should' be nominated. People should consider and act wisely. The Record Shows. The primary election as be tween Williams and Va-ia m‘\v. Mr. Williams’ majority over Gov ernor Vardaman was (348 votes, as shown by the table between pages 96 and 97 of Report of Sec retary of State to the Governor, dated Dec. 1, 1907. In Oktibbeha Vardaman got 658 and Williams 701 votes which gave Williams a majority of 43. We wish to state forthe benefit of our contemporary, and all fair minded people, we have no de sire to be“impertinent”incorrect ing the statement published by the esteemed Times. Like David Crockett— “my brother, be sure you are right, then go ahead,” " '■ • m Rev. Wilkin to Leave. Rev. R. E. Wilkin, pastor of the U. P. Church, left to day to attend the meeting of the Illinois Presbytery, to which the Starkville church belongs. He will be absent till about May Ist. It is a matter of great regret, not only to the U. P. congrega tion, but to the whole town as well, that Rev. Wilkin’s pasto rate will be severed here, and he go elsewhere, which will go into eflect probably about June. Dr. Wilkin is a true Christian worker, a man of most lovable character, highly attained in Bi ble lore and Theology, and has endeared himself to our people that they are loath to give him up. Howevor, since he is to go, it is our earnest wish thatr his years may be many, and that his ! lines may fall in the most pleas ant places, May he and his splendid family enjoy the rich blessings which they so richly de serve, Congress is in session and will probably not adjoum__before June. STURGIS LOCALS. BY MISS SALLIE BEVILL Mr. W. T. Woodson is in Ab erdeen, serving as a Federal juror. Mrs- Mary Bevill left Tuesday for Cordova, Ala., to be with a sister, who is quite ill, Hon. G. Odie Daniel spent Sun day in Sturgis, Messrs Arthur Livingston and Will McElvaney went to Stark, ville Saturday. Mr. Smith Sikes visited Mr. Durham, in Ackerman Sunday. The wind, Tuesday, unroofed a coal shed and blew down the smoke stack at Durham’s mill, al so razing fences, timber, etc. Misses Pearl Webb and Elsie McKinzie visited in the Cooper home this week. Postponement of the Layman’s meeting at Pleasant Ridge, Sun day, caused a deal of disappoint ment. Ben Moore, a respected color ad man on Mr. H. W. Daniel’s farm, lost a son Saturday night. Ben and Hannah are trying to raise their family right, and the white people respect them for it, and sympathyze with them in their sorrow. Wakeforest Church is resplen dent in anew coat of white paint. The members remodelled the building some months ago. The churches in town might do well to follow the example. Mrs. Jerusha Cooper spent Saturday and Sunday with rela tives in town. Miss Sallie Atkinson left for Louisville, Sunday, for a visit to relatives. Miss Kitty Cutts and % two brothers spent Saturday and Sunday with Miss Sallie Bevill. Sand Creek school closed Fri. day with a short program by the pupils and a basket dinner sup. plied by the good ladies. The Sturgis Music Club furnished ex cellent music. Prizes were awarded as fol lows: — Gussie White, Spelling; Annie Quinn, Buster Stewart, Lilah Woodson, Clarice Woodson Edna Woodson, Lucille Woodson, Attendance- Lilah Woodson, aged nine, has won a prize for perfect attend ance for three consecutive years. A younger sister, Clarice, has missed one day in two terms. Their class record is on a par with their attendance. Several others have records of attend ance only a little lower. Oktibbeha for Vardaman, 4 L. r $ __ Know all men that Oktibbeha County is for Jas. K. Vardaman, instead of loosing a single vote he is gaining. The people are seeing and thinking for them selves. People of of this County now understand how little, mean things get out in which there is not a word of truth, and told and published for facts. Tell your neighbors and friends that Ok tibbeha is for Vardaman. Judge Franc. Sanders, of Brad ley, was in town Monday, NEW HOPE DOTS. BY Brown Eyes. A fine rain Tuesday. It will put vegetation on the bounce. Mr. J, E. Roberts and daught er Miss Annie May, and Mrs. Clemmie Taylor spent Sunday in Sturgis. Mesdames Femie and Susie Williams and their children spent Satufday and Sunday with Mrs. Bettie Heflin. Chester Kendrick and wife and children were with their sister, Mrs. Lottin Scroggins on Sun day. A trio of Mr. Ramseys of Starkville attended services at New Hope, Sunday. •We went to Starkville town Thursday. Walter Ray,Misses Fannie and Nora Heflin dined with Miss Vio la Taylor Sunday. Ernest Robertson the Kiddo of Handsomeville, were the bright smiles Sunday. He occupied the cushion chair in the Taylor par lor during the p. m. Weep not, boys, nor gnash your teeth; ev ery dog has his day. Mr. Jim Yeatman and Miss Annie Huffman were married in Starkville last Snnday, and are in their home near Longview. We extend congratulations to them. ... Our handsome * Mr. John Davis, UFfcelf Creek, pass ed by here Eriday en route to Starkville. Friday always was an unlucky day for us. We did not eyen get a glance at his cap tivating smiles, though we usualy keep our eyes skunt just for such pleasant people. Press Meeting At Brookhaven. Mess. S. O. Conant, Sec’y of Board of Trade, L. H- Bowen, of the Times, Paul M. Hobbs,of the Leader, visited Jackson yester day with the purpose of planning with the State Press committee, a program for the big meet here May 9,10, 11. President E. A. Fitzgerald, of the Vicksburg Her ald, and Sec’y J. G. McGuire, of the Yazoo Herald, formed the committee and were present At Crystal Springs our local committee was met by Prof. W. T. Foster and Mr. Cox, of the Chautauqua, whose plans to en tertain the press at the Chautau qua grounds during its meeting here met with appreciation from all concerned, when made at the committee meeting. The program shows that the days will be full of interest and business and the convention promises to be distinguished for hospitality from our people, with all the responsive pleasures and gratification attendant upon an event so cordially heralded as the State Press Association. —Brookhaven Leader. Which reminds us to send in our dues, which we always do, whether we attend or not. The Grand Lodge, I. .O O. F, meets at the same time and place and being the accredited repre sentative here should attend it, but whether we go or not, wish, all a happy and pleasent time. NO. 4