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Road improvements, school benefit, and a shocking disaster at sea

110 YEARS AGOThursday, April 18, 1912from the Mathews Journal

The new shell road on North River is about completed and is a fine piece of work and a great credit to the people of that section.

The Junior Class of the Mathews High School will sell ice cream on the Court House green on Saturday for the benefit of the basket ball team.

A bag of garden seeds sent to Mr. L. C. Garnett by Hon. Wm. A. Jones has been left at the Journal Office for distribution. Come and get them when needed.

The artesian well given the Mathews High School by Mr. J. B. Bennet has been completed and furnishes fine water. He deserves the thanks of the community.

A catastrophe that startled the nation took place early Monday morning when the giant steamship “Titanic” of the White Star Line en route from Liverpool struck an iceberg and went down carrying a great majority of her crew and passengers to a watery grave. Wireless messages were flashed for help and several ships started to the rescue but ...

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