Crockett County Sentinel - August 24, 1923
Crockett County Sentinel

August 24, 1923

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and contributed it for use on this web site.

Friday August 24, 1923
Volume LI No. 17

===============FORTY ONE YEARS AGO===============
===============FRIDAY==JUNE 30, 1882===============

Crockett County teachers in training: M. T. MOORE, W. S. MOORE, and Mrs. S. E. MOORE, Humboldt; T. W. McKELVEY, J. R. McDONALD, W. A. MATTHEWS, N. M. JAMES, J. H. WARMATH, Misses Mollie SMITH and Em BAILEY, Gadsden; J. J. LAMBERT, W. G. CONLEY, H. S. TAYLOR, Miss H. E. JOHNSON, Miss Alice AUSTIN, and Mrs. Katie Belle SPENCE, Alamo; N. A. PEARSON, J. M. McGEE, Maury City; J. R. LAMBERT, H. J. SMITH, Cairo; J. W. STILWELL. Misses Corrie GREGORY and m. THOMAS, Johnson Grove; Mrs. L. A. ROBERTSON, and Mrs. H. E. STALLINGS, Crockett Mills; S. S. COOP and W. J. AGEE, Friendship; I. W. TURNER and Miss M. L. PARKER, Bells; J. F. McKENZIE, Henderson County.



A wedding that came as a surprise to their many friends was that of Miss Cordie Lou RICE to Hubert COLVETT. The ceremony was performed Sunday by Bro. DESHAZO.

Mrs. W. C. TOWNSEND, of Tigrett, spent several days this week with her sister, Mrs. W. C. COOPER.

B. H. WHITAKER and wife, of Johnson's Grove, visited their parents, O. M. HALYARD.


J. T. ALFORD, a prominent farmer near Yorkville, committed suicide by shooting himself in the head with a pistol. He was mentally unbalanced. He leaves a wife and four children in good circumstances.

Dyersburg-Roland, the 9-year-old son of Mr. & Mrs. W. I. HAMBRICK was killed on one of the principle streets of this city when he was knocked down and runover by a car driven by Pete HASKENS. The lad, accompanied by his mother, had just come out of a picture show and was attempting to cross the street in front of the theatre, intending to go to a drug store for refreshments, when the HASKINS car bore down on them. The boy attempted to dodge out of the course of the car and the driver in an effort to miss the boy, turned his car into an alley, but too late, as the boy was soon under the wheels of the car.

Chattanoogna-Thomas Ellerbe PEGUES, 54, member of a prominent Mississippi family, died here, unexpectedly. He was a native of Lafayette County, Miss., a son of Dr. C. A. PEGUES.

Jellico-Posses are searching the mountains of this section for John HUCKABY, 30, in connection with the murder of his wife, who was shot down in the yard of her mother's home nearby.


Willianm BURKE, 65 years old, arrested in connection with the disappearance of 4-year-old J. B. HUGGINS from his home and said to have been identified by the child as the man who kidnapped him and kept him locked in a deserted shack until his cries attracted a passerby and he was liberated, was hurriedly taken out of Hot Springs, Ark., by officers when a crowd began to gather about the city jail where he was being held.

After a street fight which followed a public meeting at Elmira, N. Y., at which Ku Klux Klan principals were explained, the Rev. Nicholas COCABOON, of Bufflo, and several other persons who had been speakers were escorted to their train by police.

A tense situation prevails at Steubenville, Ohio, and the police are prepared for quick action to prevent a repetition of the outbreak against the Ku Klux Klan, which culminated in a pistol fight between Darwin L. GIBSON, said to be one of the local Klan officers, and a group of men who fired upon him as he was driving on a darkened street. Previously a group of about one hundred men said to be members of the Ku Klux Klan from nearby towns was attacked in one of the downtown streets. A score were badly beaten and several autos wrecked.

Mrs. Alex HARRIA, 75, was shot and instantly killed by Charles WILDER, 42, her son-in-law, who according to Phoenix City, Ala., police, later sent a bullet into his own brain.


Although the circle of his acquaintance did not extend as far as some men who have lived in Crockett-he was of a quiet, shrinking nature-yet no one in their circle was ever more highly respected and appreciated than Uncle Berry PATTERSON, who died at the ripe old age of about 86 years at his home in the 4th District, on last Friday, where he had spent his long life. He never married, giving his whole life in unselfish service of others. He was an ex-confederate soldier, and was in every sense of the word a man of clean lips and noble deeds. His kinspeople and neighbors loved him-as long as he was able, he never failed one of them when they needed a friend-and genuine was the grief of that large company that gathered at the Raines Cemetery, southeast of Gadsden Saturday morning, where funeral services were held by J. C. W. NUNN, interment immediately following. To his aged surviving brother, we extend deepest sympathy.


Mrs. Byrd RHODES has returned from Pineville, Ky., where she had been visiting her sister, Mrs. Annie FOLEY for several weeks.

Mr. & Mrs. T. A. REAMS were in Ripley last Sunday. They report that Mrs. W. G. SPECK, who has many friends in Bells and Crockett County, in a very low state of health. Mrs. Elbert REAMS and children, of Rosedale, Miss., were visiting in Ripley, and they returned with Mr. & Mrs. REAMS for a visit here.

Holland THOMAS, who gratuated in the school of pharmacy, U. of T., Memphis, in June, has accepted a position with the hustling drug firm of G. W. WALKER & Son. Holland is a native of Crockett County, son of Mr. & Mrs. J. M. THOMAS of District #3.


We take this method of thanking our friends for their kindness and words of comfort at the death of our dear husband and father. We especially thank Dr. REDMOND for his efforts to relieve him, and for the kindness shown him in his home. We thank each and everyone for the beautiful floral offerings, and the many letters of sympathy. We are grateful indeed to our neighbors who came and finished our crop for us. May God reward each of you is the prayer of Mrs. D. B. COLVETT and children.


Mrs. CRAIG, of Newpork, Ark., is here visiting her brother, R. L. AIKIN and his wife.

Mrs. Merlin BOND and children, of Brownsville were last weekend guests of Mrs. Maude HARRIS.

J. J. NUNN and wife, of Baton Rouge, La., are here visiting his parents, Mr. & Mrs. J. E. NUNN.

D. W. WHITAKER has returned from a visit to his boys, D. W. Jr., and Benny, in San Antonia, Texas.


Mrs. Ernest MAYS and son, Emmett, of Humboldt, spent the weekend with her mother, Mrs. William GIBBONS.

O'Neal HOWELL, of Memphis, is here , the guest of his uncle, Dr. O'NEAL and family.

Henry MANNING was badly shocked and one of his mules was killed Friday afternoon while hauling hay, the lightening also struck his residence the same afternoon and did considerable damage to it.

Miss Mearl FREEMAN, of Memphis is here, the guest of her sister, Mrs. Edwin POSTON.

Mrs. Robert MOORE and son, of Paducah, Ky., and Bemis TATUM, of Trenton, spent Sunday with Mrs. C. COMPTON.

During the storm Wednesday, the lightening did considerable damage to the roof of G. W. ROBERTSON's store.


J. B. DRINKARD, wife and granddaughter, Martha Clara, spent Wednesday in Jackson with relatives.

Mrs. Mary MILLARD has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Rose HART, of Bells. She was accompanied by little Elinor KENNER, her neice.

Mrs. M. V. BETTIS, of Ripley, was the guest of Mrs. J. D. PORTER.

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