News from July 1900
Submitted by Terry Jackson
July 12, 1900
There is something peculiar about the extreme heat in the northern
states. Death from sun stroke is very common in many northern cities.
Heat that kills there is only spoken of here as "very warm." On July
7th, the temperature was only ninety degrees in Chicago and as a result
nine persons died from heat and three became prostrated. In the sunny
south the weather has been much hotter than that this summer and we
have not heard of it killing anybody. The south is a delightful place to live.
John Barry, who was convicted for an assault with a weapon in this
county, and fined $400..00 has been granted a remission of $300 of the
The model husband never allows his wife to do more than half the work.
She puts up all of the preserved fruit in the summer and he puts it
down in the winter.--Ex.
Shepherd Jinkins, father of J.R. Jinkins, called to see us last week.
He was born in 1819, being as old as the State of Alabama. He is very
active for a man of his years.
E.B. Roberts has rented the Darden Hotel and will now run both hotels.
His is a hustler in this line of business and will make a success of
It has not rained for three days.
Grass? We have it sure.
The Pops nominated W.W. Davis for Justice of the Peace Saturday.
Mr. V. Faust, Rosa's hustling merchant, is doing a good business.
F.E. Daily has commenced to build a new smoke-house. "Uncle Fed" will
fill her up too, just watch him.
County Surveyor H.M. Jones is all smiles--it's a girl.
The farmers are waging a desparate war on Gen. Green. A number of them
are using pony plows, burying the grass in the middle of the rows. But
Idon't see any chance to make a full crop this year.
W.A. Ellis and others are preparing to order a registered Jersey Bull.
That's a step in the right direction boys, improve your stock.
Success to The Democrat.