Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The Evergreen Courant's News Flashback for Sept. 27, 2016

Dr. Eugene Allen Smith
SEPT. 26, 1940

Luman Hall, local man, died Friday night as a result of gunshot wounds which officers said were inflicted by W.B. Owens of Monroeville. The shooting took place in the street between Millsap Stables and Nielsen Packing plant.
He died enroute to the hospital at Repton where he was being carried for treatment.

Evergreen’s National Guard unit, Battery “C” of the 117th Field Artillery, was among those affected by the second call issued by the President on Sept. 19. State military headquarters estimated that between 2,000 and 2,500 National Guardsmen, all a part of the 31st Division, would be affected by the mobilization scheduled for Nov. 25.
The local unit will entrain on or soon after the mobilization date for one year’s active duty in Camp Blanding, Fla., located 30 miles north of Jacksonville.

Prominent Owassa Citizen Dies Of Heart Attack: Loderick Alonzo Griffin, 72, died suddenly at his home at Owassa at 2:50 o’clock Tuesday morning of heart attack. Mr. Griffin served as passenger conductor on the L&N Railroad for a period of 35 years, having retired about 15 years ago.

The top of the Brewton county jail was serious damaged by fire Tuesday night, necessitating the removal of its prisoners.
Fourteen of the prisoners from the damaged jail were transferred to the Conecuh County Jail. The fire was said to have started by faulty wiring.

SEPT. 30, 1925

Coming! - Birth of a Nation – ARCADE THEATRE – Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 26-27-28.

R.J. Newton left Sunday afternoon for Birmingham where he will finish his course in pharmacy. He will return about the first of February, after standing the examination of the State Board of Pharmacy, and will resume his connection with the Conecuh Drug Co. His many friends will miss him during his absence.

Mrs. Carol King, popular probate clerk, is on the sick list this week.

EVERGREEN BAKERY CHANGES HANDS: Mr. R.C. McCracken of Camden has recently purchased the Evergreen Bakery, and has moved his residence to our city.
Mr. C.N. Brown, from whom he made the purchase, will remain with him for some time.

Miss Guice Stevens left Monday to attend school at the Peabody.

Mr. J.E. Witherington of the Sunny Side Farm has returned from a visit to her son at Dothan.

FLAT ROCK: Mr. Kermit Weaver motored through Flat Rock Sunday morning on a mule.

SOCIETY HILL: The school is progressing nicely with Mr. Poole and Mr. Richards as teachers.

SEPT. 28, 1910

An important meeting of Camp Wm. Lee, U.C.V., will be held at the courthouse next Saturday.

Gen. Geo. W. Gordon, commander of the United Confederate Veterans, recently issued an order announcing the appointment of Judge Austill of Mobile to be brigadier general of the second brigade, Alabama Division, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Gen. P.D. Bowles.

In a difficulty between C.A. Watford, section foreman of the railroad, and John Powell, an employee at the saw mill, on Saturday night last, the later sustained a dangerous and painful wound in the abdomen. Watford was promptly arrested. Powell is still under the care of a physician, but is doing as well as could be expected.

The dedication of the Methodist church by Bishop Candler on last Sunday was a notable occasion. A large congregation was present, many persons coming from adjoining counties.

The story of I. Long & Sons will be closed on Oct. 4, in observance of Jewish New Year, it being the first day of the year according to the Hebrew calendar.

G.W. Salter Sr. of Monroe County is visiting the family of his son, the editor of this paper.

R.R. Martin has removed to Castleberry with his family and has engaged in the drug business.

SEPT. 26, 1895

MURDER AND ROBBERY: The discovery of the skeleton of the mail driver, Silas Hobley, near Belleville last Monday, brings to light one of the most atrocious murders and daring robberies that has ever been known in the history of Conecuh County. Immediately after it was discovered that this mail driver had been murdered, Postmaster Wiggins wired the department, and last week received the following telegram:
“CHATTANOOGA, Sept. 18, 1895, Postmaster, Evergreen, Ala.:
“Reward of $500 will be paid for arrest and conviction in United States Court of person robbing the mails. Get local authorities to take hold of the matter at once. Write department. WHITESIDE, Inspector.”
Suspicions indicates parties who are said to have committed the Castleberry burglaries, and our citizens are very indignant over the foul crime.”

“On the afternoon of the 18th of September 1863, about dusk, I encamped on the plain on Chickamauga,” said Mr. James M. Sims, the hardware man, “footsore and weary, I slept on my arms in the open air, and rose the next morning to find the ground covered with frost, and my limbs dumb with cold.” Mr. Sims was very anxious to attend the exercise recently held on that historic plain, but business prevented.

Messrs. Oscar Riley and Lewis Crook will leave on Monday for Marion, where they will enter the Marion Military Institute for the coming session.

SEPT. 25, 1880

Dr. E.A. Smith, State Geologist, was in Evergreen this week. He has been making a tour through Alabama and Florida in the interests of agriculture.

We are informed that Col. J.F. Tate proposes to establish a night school for young men in Evergreen, commencing about 1st of October. The young men of our town ought to attend, for we are satisfied that Col. Tate will instruct them thoroughly in every course of study.

Evergreen and vicinity has three steam cotton gins in operation. Each is run daily to its full capacity.

The town was crowded with wagons yesterday (Friday), laden with cotton. Consequently, our merchants were all busy.

Several small fisticuffs have taken place during the past week between some of our inhabitants. No names called.

EVERGREEN ACADEMY – The exercises of this school will be resumed on Mon., Sept. 6. A full corps of teachers in all departments. J.F. Tate, principal; Mrs. S.U. Sampey, Mrs. J.F. Tate, and Miss Alice Mertins, assistants. Rates of tuition: $2, $2.50 and $3 per month. Board can be obtained at $10 per month. For further information, address the principal, J.F. Tate, Evergreen.

United States Deputy Marshall Ed. S. Marshal brought in 13 men, arrested in Conecuh County for cutting timber on government funds. Eleven of them were committed for trial. – Mobile Gazette, Sept. 20th.

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