THE MATHISTON PRESS
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ALL THE NEWS THAT’S FIT TO PRINT
VOLUME 1, Number 2
JANUARY 28, 1910 (Continued)
Geo. G. Stafford who represents The American Correspondence School of Law of Chicago, was in our town Tuesday. Mr. Stafford seems to be a gentleman in every respect and we hope that several of our boys may be induced to study law through his school as it seems to be as good as can be had by mail.
THE WEST MABEN HOTEL DESTROYED: The fire alarm was given at 2:40 o’clock on Monday afternoon and on investigating the blaze was found to be in the West Maben Hotel, the property and home of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Davis. Men, women, and children rushed to the scene, and never were more heroic efforts put forth than were put forth by them to save the furnishings and household goods, the greater part of which were rescued from the flames. It was impossible to save the building, however, and so their efforts were next turned to the home of Mrs. Ella Evans, across the street, which was barely saved by the use of wet quilts and numberless buckets of water. A blaze was coming out of a closet when the fire was discovered, but Mr. Davis is satisfied that a defective flue was the origin. We should estimate the loss at near $3,000 which we understand was partly covered by insurance. We join friends in extending our sympathy to the unfortunate family, who for the present are making their home with C. K. Oliver – Maben Press.
Keep boosting Mathiston and she can’t help but grow!
It is with pleasure that we call the attention of our readers to the card of Dr. Powell B. Trotter on another page. Dr. Trotter is a good dentist and we take pleasure in commending him and his work.
Misses Ellen and Emma Johnson who have been living with their sister, Mrs. DeLoach, have moved to Mathiston to make their home with their sister, Mrs. Dobb, at that place. We regret to give them up as neighbors and citizen, but our best wishes follow them – Maben Press.
We see no reason why our town should not have a good, active Business League, always ready and anxious to make a united and organized effort to secure any enterprise that will tend to the upbuilding of the town and community. A Business League is a good thing; so why not organize one? Those towns and cities which have made the most progress during the past few years are those which have had live organizations of this nature. The towns and cities which will lead their fellows in progress and prosperity in the future will be those which make a united, organized effort along varied lines of enterprise.
SOUTHERN RAILWAY SCHEDULE: Eastbound: No. 12 lv. Daily 12:25 p.m.; No. 10 lv. Daily 5:45 p.m.; No. 688 lv. Daily ex. Sunday. 11 a.m. Westbound: No. 9 lv. Daily 8:46 a.m.; No. 11 lv. Daily 2:23 p.m.; No. 67 lv. Daily ex. Sunday 12:25 p.m. - R. V. Taylor, General Manager, Mobile, Ala., Jno. M. Beall, General Passenger Agent, St. Louis, Mo., H. E. Jones, Jr. assistant general passenger agent, Columbus, Miss.