News of the Past by C.J. Johnson

100 Years Ago – October 11, 1912 ROCKY HILL: Syrup making is the order of the day. – We are having some wintertime weather. – We are sorry to report that whooping cough has broken out in the school. – Mrs. Floy Shepherd returned from Kellis Store Sunday, where she was called by the serious illness of her father, Mr. Germany. He died on the 18th and we offer our sympathy.

MARRIAGES: Mr. S. D. Bogan and Miss Clauda Crow of this place were married in Philadelphia yesterday afternoon, returning to Louisville on the evening train. – Later yesterday, Mr. S. D. Hardy and Miss Hazel Crow, were married here by Squire Cagle. Both brides are daughters of Mr. and Mrs. George Crow and the grooms are connected with the railroad in the capacity of switchmen.

R. T. Johnson and members of the Louisville Concert Band will open a moving picture place on Columbus Avenue, and will give their opening exhibition on next Wednesday night, October 30th. Nothing but the best pictures will be shown, with music by the band.

NOXAPATER: Mrs. Ware, who has been here for a week or two with her daughter, Mrs. A. A. Curry, left Saturday for her home in Uniontown, Alabama. – Curtis and Son sold out their grocery business to Mr. C. C. Reed who took charge of same last week. – A Pianoforte Recital was given Saturday evening at the School Hall by Miss Ruth Adams, assisted by Miss Lida Coleman, who gave some selected readings. The program from start to finish was high-toned and highly entertaining.

LOUISVILLE: The pupils of the ninth grade of the L. T. S. will give a Halloween party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fair on the evening of Friday, November 1st, from 8 o’clock until 12 o’clock. Fifteen cents or two for twenty-five cents. Proceeds will go to the L. T. S. Library. 75 Years Ago – October 22, 1937

FRONT PAGE: Death of Hon. Reuben Cole Jones, who had just completed a 4 year term as State Senator of Mississippi and member of the Louisville bar. Born on June 24, 1854, in Salem, Benton County, Mississippi, to Rev. Guilford Jones and his wife Laura Cole, daughter of Dr. Reuben Cole and wife Sarah Drake. Mr. Jones was educated in the Memphis schools and at Andrew College at Trenton. In 1873, he began practicing law and moved to Louisville in 1874, and served as District Attorney from 1894 to 1900. On October 14, 1875, in Louisville, he married Miss. Callie Ross Fox, daughter of William H. and Nancy Fox. There were nine Jones children, including Ethel, wife of J. D. McGraw of our town, and Reuben A., who married Miss May Yarbrough of Louisville, and Mary George, who married L. B. Mitchell of Louisville.

MARRIAGES: Miss Jewell Adcock and Mr. S. O. Clay, Jr., both of Louisville, were married Saturday evening, October 16th in the home of Rev. J. D. Fulton.

LOUISVILLE: Mrs. Clifford Thrailkill returned home to Yazoo City Tuesday after a week’s visit to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Tabor. – Mrs. Jack Dempsey and little daughter Rosenell or Charleston are here on a visit to their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Hopkins and Mrs. E. M. Livingston. – F. C. Cockrell brought us a sample of his Ribbon Cane crop this year, the stalk measuring over 7 feet, very fine.

DEATHS: Mr. S. L. Loyd, 74, died at the home of his daughter, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Haggard, Saturday night at 8:30 o’clock, having been confined to his bed only a few days.

NOXAPATER: Friends of Mrs. Prewitt Webb welcome her and little daughter home of the Harrison hospital in Philadelphia. – Out of town family members and friends attending the funeral of J. C. Filer, Jr. were his uncles, Messrs. R. L. Stevens of Laurel and T. H. Stevens of Picayune; sister, Mrs. Bill Yarbrough and children of Detroit, Mich.; and Mr. and Mrs. Ferguson of Gulfport, and Mrs. Fannie Levy of Canton. – Mrs. M. C. Porter and children visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Therrell in Kosciusko over the week end and were present at the celebration of Mrs. Porter’s father’s 81st birthday on Saturday, October 16.

The most disastrous fire ever to visit our city and our county broke at 5 o’clock Sunday morning, when the Louisville Compress and Warehouse was totally burned, together with 5,000 bales of cotton. The blaze was seen for miles.