From the Past
Taken from the Lightning, December 14, 1899, published at Sulligent, Alabama .
“Mr. John Matthews of Texas, but formerly of this county, came Tuesday to spend a while with relatives and friends.
Dr. J. A. Jackson, of Gattman, Miss. paid our office a pleasant visit Tuesday. Come again, Doctor.
Candy that melts in your mouth at the Arcade.
Died - Near Gattman, Miss. last Sunday night, Mr. Jake Pickle, age about 50 years.
News reached here Tuesday morning of the sudden death of Mr. Henry Whitesides on Monday night at his home near Molloy. After supper he went to his room and after smoking a few minutes he complained of not feeling well, retired, and in a few minutes he was a corpse. It is supposed that heart failure was the cause of his death. The deceased was a good man and leaves a host of relatives and friends to mourn his death.
Dr. R. J. Redden and Mr. J. S. Guyton returned last Thursday evening from Montgomery where they had been attending the annual meeting of the Grand Lodge of Masons. They report a good attendance and an enjoyable trip.
I. J. Smith of Blowhorn paid our office a pleasant visit Monday. He has just returned from Arkansas, where he has been visiting relatives for the past two weeks. He reports everything is in a flourishing condition.
All parties indebted to the firm of Noah Griffin & Son, Blacksmiths, will please call and settle at once. I have quit the shop and must have my money. R. W. Griffin.
Mr. Jno. T. Carpenter and wife, of Guin, visited their daughter, Mrs. P. A. F. Ingle, Monday. It is reported that Mr. Carpenter has rented the new residence of Dr. Hollis and will move his family here in January, also that he is thinking of buying the Littleton building and will go into the mercantile business.
That there will be a Xmas tree at the college on Saturday night December 23rd and you must buy a present for some one.
That Sulligent handles more cotton than any town between Jasper and Amory.
That the Sulligent candidates were all water-bound Monday, on account of the heavy rain Sunday night, but all are out again.
That the travelin men speak of the Sulligent artesian well as the finest in the state.
That a K of P lodge will be organized here sometime in January with 15 to 20 members.
That the Sulligent cotton yards have received about 3200 bales of cotton to date, of which about 2800 have been shipped. The total number shipped from Sulligent about 3093.
That some people think the Lightning office is a store, as they sometime come in and ask for axe handles, lemons, cigars, candy etc.
That there will be several new buildings erected in the near future.
Office of Santa Claus is at the Arcade
The Arcade is the place to buy your Christmas goods.
Candy for your fellow at the Arcade.
Christmas is only 11 days off. We would be glad if everyone indebted to Lightning would come up and settle.
Doctor Jno. Jackson who has been located at Glenn Allen for several months has moved to Gattman, Miss, where he will reside in the future.
Several families took the train here last week for Arkansas, Texas, and Indian Territory, where they will reside in the future.
Mr. Ed Young of Summers Heading Mills spent Sunday and Monday in the city the guest of the Guthrie Hotel.
Go to the Arcade for Mackeral, Onions, Potatoes, Cabbage, Pig-feet, Catsup and all kinds of canned goods.”