August 16, 1899
Early Wednesday morning a party composed of Mr. Jonas Selig, Miss Maude Selig and Miss Reita Hartman, as well as Mr. M. Hartman and Miss Nettye Hartman, of Greenville, Miss., left Farmerville in a carriage for a day’s outing in the embryo cities of Shiloh, Bernice and Junction City. On reaching Bernice they were reinforced by Mr. Duke Selig (commonly known as the Duke of Bernice). The party then boarded the train and were soon carried to Junction City. The return trip was very pleasant. On arriving at Shiloh they were met by several young ladies and gentlemen; but their stay there was necessarily brief, as time was pressing so after bidding farewell to the hospitable people of Shiloh they made a speedy journey through the pine forests, singing every conceivable song in the vocabulary of vocal music. They report a pleasant day spent, one to be remembered for some time to come. – M. H.