The Monroe Journal newspaper in Monroeville, Ala., under the direction of editor and proprietor Q. Salter, published five editions 110 years ago during the month of November 1905. Those issues, which were dated Nov. 2, Nov. 9, Nov. 16, Nov. 23 and Nov. 30, can be found on microfilm at the Monroe County Library in Monroeville, Ala. What follows are a few news highlights from those four editions. Enjoy.
NOV. 2, 1905
Confederate pension warrants have been received in the probate office and are ready for delivery to those entitled to the same.
Mr. Wm. B. Green of Burnt Corn was in the city Tuesday.
Dr. D.R. Nettles of Peterman attended services here Sunday night.
Mr. R.E. Barnes, who rendered invaluable assistance to Clerk Coxwell during the late term of circuit court, returned to his home at Eliska last week.
His many friends are glad to see Mr. John D. Rawls out again after his recent severe sickness. Mr. Rawls resumed actively his official duties as tax assessor this week.
Mr. N. Linton, the photographer, was out wheeling Sunday afternoon (in Chestnut).
O.O. Bayles, Esq., made a business trip to Mobile last week.
Mr. S.H. Dailey was over from Tunnel Springs the first of the week.
Mr. John R. Colgi of Tincie was a pleasant caller at The Journal office Wednesday.
Mr. G.B. Barnett has returned after a visit to Birmingham and to his old home in Pike County.
Rev. W.S. Wade, Presiding Elder of the Pensacola District, preached at the Methodist Church on Sunday night on his return from Peterman where he held the fourth quarterly conference of this circuit for the current year.
NOV. 9, 1905
Messrs. J.C. Griffin and Riley Kelly, leading merchants at Excel, were in town Monday.
Dr. D.R. Nettles was over from Peterman Tuesday evening to attend the meeting of the Royal Arch Chapter.
The Commissioners Court will meet in regular quarterly session on Monday next.
Tom McDonald shot a fine white squirrel Friday near the McDonald place about two miles from Jackson, says The South Alabamian. It was exactly the same as any other squirrel except in its color. It had pink eyes. Some of the oldest citizens say it is the only white squirrel they have ever seen. Mr. McDonald has mounted it and has it on exhibition.
Mr. J.W. Urquhart and family are occupying their cozy new dwelling in the southern part of town.
Mr. J.F. Hassell left for the markets last week to purchase another lot of horses for the local trade.
NOTICE: My office is now with T.S. Wiggins, Esq. I am in the law business. I have recently been appointed Notary Public Ex-Officio Justice of the Peace. I am here to serve you. J.W. POSEY.
The stock and good will of the Peoples’ Drug Co. has been bought by an incorporated company of local businessmen who will conduct the business at the old stand.
NOV. 16, 1905
Miss Callie Faulk left Monday to begin teaching at Tekoa.
Mr. D.D. Mims spent a few days with his father and brother at McGill last week, and incidentally indulged in a little hunting. About 150 squirrels and a large number of birds were bagged by the party of which he was a member.
More than 40 tickets were sold at the depot in Beatrice to persons going to Selma to the fair. Those who went from here (Pineville) gave a pleasing account of it. Among the number were Dr. Boroughs, Miss Blanche Burns, Albert Boroughs, Mr. W.A. Marshall and Mr. John Sanders.
Our valued friend, Mr. J.T. Burson, the music man, smiled on us in passing through today. He was headed for his home in Atmore.
Dr. G. Walter Gaillard of Perdue Hill was at the county capital the first of the week.
Messrs. B.H. Stallworth, R.L. Kennedy and Hunter Wiggins were among those who attended the fair at Selma last week.
Mr. H.H. Baggett was out from Perdue Hill Monday and called in to see one of those splendid premium maps which we are giving away in combination with The Journal and Advertiser.
Mr. W.J. Baas, a prosperous farmer of Jones Mill, favored The Journal with a call while in town Monday.
NOV. 23, 1905
Sheriff M.M. Fountain is on a business trip to San Antonio, Texas.
Mr. Hunter of Dallas County arrived in Monroeville this week and enters at once upon his new duties as Town Marshall. He has the reputation of being no respecter of persons when it comes to “pulling” violators of the law. We offer a timely hint to persons feeling an inclination to become “gay” and spread “red paint.” Unless they moderate their effervescence they will be more than likely to taste the comforts afforded by the town “jug.”
The Monroeville school under the capable direction of his efficient department assistants has already outgrown the present seating capacity and temporary accommodations are being provided until suitable desks can be procured. We hope to see the school also outgrow the building.
Mr. C.L. Hybart’s new dwelling is showing up decidedly “housey” under the skillful strokes of Architect Stevens and his able corps of assistants. Mr. and Mrs. Hybart hope to be “at home” beneath its roof before the New Year.
Mr. W.R. Maxwell of Tunnel Springs was here Saturday to conclude the sale of a valuable place near town of which he became the purchaser some months ago. Mr. J.L. Holloway is now the fortunate owner.
Capt. and Mrs. W.S. Wiggins and Miss Williams of Finchburg visited Mobile last week on a shipping expedition.
NOV. 30, 1905
Mr. John McDuffie of River Ridge was circulating among Monroeville friends last week.
S.H. Dailey, Esq., was down from Tunnel Springs Tuesday evening attending a special meeting of the Royal Arch Chapter.
Mr. Charlie Broughton, The Journal’s faithful and efficient composition and typesetting machine operator, is back at his post of duty after having been laid up several days wit tonsillitis.
Messrs. Henry Tuthill of Claiborne and Kit Agee of Perdue Hill spent Sunday with Monroeville friends.
F.W. Hare, Esq., is attending the circuit court of Chilton County to try an important land case in which his firm is of counsel.
The Jones Mill School started Monday with 97 pupils present.
Oyster Supper at Beatrice: The ladies of the Moore St. Baptist Church will give an oyster supper at the residence of Mr. W.G. Andress, Beatrice, Ala., Thanksgiving night, Nov. 30, 1905. All are cordially invited.
The Masonic Grand Lodge of Alabama and the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons will convene in Montgomery next week and a large delegation from the various subordinate bodies in this county will go up to attend them.
Rev. F.M. Lowrey of Repton was among Monroeville friends the first of the week.