Visiting Corinth

Clothed with the best newspaper proposition ever offered the reading public of Grant County, a representative of The News, on Tuesday last, invaded the hustling little town of Corinth.  What Corinth lacks in population is amply supplied by the genuine hospitality that is manifest on every hand.

Though Tuesday was rather a “day off” so far as country visitors to Corinth was concerned, the several stores, viz: J. W. Kennedy & Co., the Lancaster Hardware Co., Jones & Ireland, Davis & True, E.J. Alcoke, Mrs. Ruth Anderson, Dr. H.R. Simmons and other places managed by persons whose names we can not now recall, all seemed in that cheerful business mood indicative of prosperity, as much as to say “better times are coming.”  So, too, were the expressions of the bankers.  To meet with G. W. Trimnell, of the Corinth Deposit Bank, is at once to be drawn with reverential feeling of friendship for him, for his pleasing, courtly manner possesses that degree of personal magnetism that gives assurance of genuine friendship and courteous dealings.

Mr. Craig, of the Farmers' Bank, is also a pleasant gentleman, and delights in favoring his many friends.

We remember Dr. H. R. Simmons as an acquaintance and friend of our youth, and it is needless to say we enjoyed our leisure time at his place of business.

Being out for that very necessary article that is required to successfully publish a newspaper, we paid but little attention to the gathering of news.

We found the farming element at Corinth, as elsewhere, deeply absorbed in the tobacco question of the “cut out the crop” proposition.  Being unable to advance a solution of the matter, we refrained from entering into any argument along that line, and contented ourself with exchanging and occasional “chaw” of the weed with our farmer friends and gathering in their coin for The News and Weekly Enquirer.

Some little misfortune has overtaken the grocery establishment of Robt. Jackson, but it is believed that in very few days that “tangle” will be straightened out.

G. W. Marshall has been appointed Registrar of vital statistics.  This is a new feature of the law and the requirements of physicians and undertakers are very strict.  Ms. Marshall's district comprises Corinth and Keefer.

Mr. Alexander, of the Lancaster Hotel, is very much pleased with the way business has started off in his new venture, and proves to be a very agreeable landlord.


The Grant County News, February 5, 1911