From the Memphis News, we note that T. H. Long has been appointed post master at Loyd, Miss.
Mrs. J. S. Long and Miss Ada Long, of Loyd, gave the Monitor office a pleasant call last Friday.
Atty. J. H. Ford and brother John departed last Monday for the Worlds Fair. May the trip be one of profit and pleasure.
Dr. M. W. Jackson of Banner, is at Chicago, Ill., taking lessons in the medical institute. Dr. Jackson is a progressive man and a fine physician. His family is with him and they will remain yet several weeks.
The death of Miss Mattie Walker which occurred Thursday at her
home at "good Tom" Moorman's, two miles east of this, recall to
memory of old citizens, a little pioneer history.
Her father, G. W. Walker was the first sheriff of Calhoun county, to be elected for a full term of two years. he lived at the time of his election near what is now Vanrish post office and was a member of Meridian church --
"Wash Walker" was sheriff for several terms -- was a good quiet citizen, but like most of office holders, he made no money out of office. If I remember correctly he had four daughters and two sons. Miss Mattie was never married. She was a Christian lady and died quite suddenly last Thursday, was buried in the Pittsboro grave yard.
By special invitation, Mr. T. M. Murphree left here Monday to join a delegation at Water Valley, who left that place Tuesday for Starkville, where they go to extend their efforts to locate the Experiment Station at the former place. Gov. Vardaman, in a letter to Capt. I. T. Blount assured him that his support would be given in behalf of Water Valley, and, although there will be a strong pull made for Holly Springs, the odds are in favor of Water Valley.
The expression: "What crowds of people, what crowds of people" was heard frequently at old Rocky Mount church last Sunday. Some said there were more than they ever saw at a singing before and the dinner was ample and superb. Mr. J. S. Winter a member of Board of Supervisors of Webster county was raised in this section and in order to meet his old friends occasionaly, has an annual singing on the 4th Sunday in July, but there were several leaders and it a most enjoyable day to all visitors.
Dr. W. H. Horton is now located at Bogue Chitto, Miss.
Mr. Wiseman Martin lost a good mule the first of this week.
There will be a Presbyterian meeting at the Baptist church, Pittsboro, next Friday night, Saturday night, Sunday and Sunday night, conducted by Rev. Mr. Hill of Sarepta.
The Baptist protracted meeting will begin here the first Sunday in August. Rev. Thornton of Starkville will assist in the meeting. Come out and hear him.
I will pay 25 cents for full grown hens this week and next. W. D. Lamar
There will be a working at the Cruthirds grave yard on Friday the 5th day of August. Take notice all parties who are interested, bring tools and a basket. W. A. Pilgreen
Parties having hickory timber they wish to sell will find it to their advantage to see A. L. Jagoe at Bank of Pittsboro.
We are authorized to announce that there will be a Woodmen picnic at Big Creek on Saturday July 30, all Woodmen in the county are invited. Hon. W. S. Hill of Winona will speak.
It appears that we minunderstood Mr. J. W. Griffin , the spoke man in regard to the time for starting the machinery here. It will be here by the 1st of August and will hardly be in operation till some weeks later than the first.
Mr. Frank Freeman a tobacco drummer called at the Monitor office last Saturday and left us tobacco enough to last a week. ... [personal copy ends]
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