The Bank of Greenwood has moved into its new quarters in the Baskett & Aron brick building.
From the Greenwood Enterprise, March 6, 1890
To my friends and patrons:
I have sold my drug business to Mr. S. L. Raines of Memphis, Tenn. I can conscientiously recommend Mr. Raines as a thoroughly honest and upright man and a first-class pharmacist. Prescriptions entrusted to him will be properly and carefully compounded.
In retiring from the drug business which I am compelled to
do on account of my health, I want to thank the people of Greenwood and
Leflore County for the liberal patronage they have given me, and hope you will
be as liberal with my successor, Mr. Raines.
C. W. Crockett
Basket & Aron have moved their stock of goods to the rear part of the store occupied by the Bank of Greenwood and will occupy the whole building as soon as the bank moves into its new building.
From The Daily Flag, September 5, 1890
To the public:
Having purchased the drug business of Mr. C. W. Crockett of Greenwood, Miss., I desire the continued patronage of former customers and friends promising to do all in my power to please every one. If there is any virtue in fair and courteous dealings and pure fresh goods at reasonable prices, I feel sure that you will be pleased.
With eighteen years of city experience, I am confidence that
any prescription entrusted to me will be properly compounded. Thanking you in
advance for a liberal share of your patronage, I am respectfully,
S. L. Raines
From The Commonwealth, July 11, 1903
Messrs. Scates Bros. has received their new electric piano. It is quite an addition to their already popular resort. This up- to-date place is always right in line with everything new. We wish for Messrs. Scates continued success.
From The Commonwealth, August 17, 1906
An unfortunate shooting affray occurred on the streets of Greenwood last Wednesday at evening at about 7:45 o'clock, resulting in the serious wounding and final death of a prominent druggist and citizen of this city.
Mr. E. R. Locke was shot five times by Mr. Stuart Weir, his brother-in-law, of Yazoo City. Each shot took effect. The first penetrated and broke an arm; another made a slight flesh wound in the other arm; another entered his hand; another very slightly grazed his side, while the most serious wound of all was inflicted in the left knee joint, the ball entering from behind and lodging in the kneecap, completely shattering the bones.
Mr. Locke was standing in front of his drugstore, on Howard Street, talking to Mr. W. S. Mayre, when Messrs. Stuart and Ben Weir, who had just arrived from their home in Yazoo City on the 7:25 train, walked up within a few feet of him. One of the Weirs made some remark to him, which was either to "get busy" or to "get into your place of business." Mr. Locke turned in the direction the remark came from, whereupon Mr. Stuart Weir fired into him. Locke wheeled and started around the store corner, falling from the effects of the shot in his knee joint at the cigar showcase in the corner entrance to the store. By the time Mr. Locke fell, Mrs. Locke, who was in the store, and Mr. F. C. Pitt reached Mr. Weir and prevented his shooting anymore.
Mr. Ben Weir stood quietly by his brother while he was shooting Mr. Locke but did not participate in the firing, although armed.
The Messrs. Weir surrendered to the policemen as soon as they appeared on the scene and were taken to the county jail to await a preliminary trial, which will be given them within the next few days.
Mr. Locke was taken to his home as soon as possible after the shooting, and his wounds were given prompt attention by his physicians, who pronounced them not necessarily fatal. The wound in the left knee, however, was more serious than at first considered, and from the effects of which Mr. Locke died this (Friday) morning at 6:30 o'clock.
No statements have been obtained from any of the parties concerned as to the cause of the trouble, and it will probably not be known until the matter is brought into court.
The affair is a most unfortunate one, and our people universally regret its occurrence.
From The Commonwealth, October 30, 1908
Mrs. E. R. Locke has sold out her drug business at the corner of Market and Howard to Scates Bros. The deal was made and possession given on the first of this month. The new store will be known as Scates Bros. Drug Store. Mr. W. E. Scates, Father of the two boys, will be in charge of the Drug Store. He is an experienced druggist from Union City, Tenn. Judging from the popularity of Scates Ice Cream Parlor; The Enterprise predicts great success for the new Drug Store.
From The Greenwood Enterprise, April 2,1909
Messrs. Scates Bros. Have bought the stock of drugs, etc., from Mrs. E. R. Locke, at the corner of Howard and Market streets, and will continue the business at the same stand.
Messrs. Scates Bros. are two of Greenwood's most enterprising and successful young businessmen, and they propose to conduct a drug store that will be a credit to any city.
While they propose to give special attention to the drug business, their soda fountain, ice cream and confection establishment, adjacent to the drug store, will continue under their ownership and management. Messrs. Scates Bros. assumed charge of the drug store on April 1st, and we bespeak for them a liberal share of the public patronage.
From The Commonwealth, April 2,1909
About 4 o'clock Monday afternoon, the fire department received a hurry-up call from district two, a fire having been discovered in Scates Soda Fountain. The usual hurry-up run was not made to the scene, but the conflagration had water on it before it could destroy the building or spread to adjoining stores.
Just before the fire, the Negro porter was cleaning and filling the gasoline coffee urn, when same began to flame and assume an explosive attitude. The flames spread rapidly and gained headway before they could be checked. The alarm was turned in after little trouble in getting connected.
The whole soda parlor was gutted and totally ruined, it being filled with perishable goods. What was not damaged by the flames was soaked by the water. All the plate glass and other handsome fixtures in this neat little resort were broken and ruined. The soda fountain and marble work was, of course, damaged considerably, and the walls and roofing will have to be papered and repaired. The total damage will approximate $5,000, says Mr. Scates.
Mr. Arthur Scates informs us that so soon as an adjustment can be had with the insurance companies, that the delicatessen will be reopened and everything new will be installed. This will take about ten or fifteen days, however. Their drug store was not damaged to a great extent, and can still fill your prescriptions in the same old reliable way.
This fire is something similar to the one that visited The Commonwealth in January, and as we have suffered from the effects of such, we most heartily sympathize with our progressive friends in their large loss.
From The Commonwealth, February 25, 1910
Ever since its existence, and especially after its incorporation, few wholesale and retail drug houses have enjoyed such consistent growth as has the J. W. Quinn Drug Company.
For the past few years they have conducted two stores, at the old place on Howard Street and the McIntyre branch on Carrollton Avenue. Last week, this prosperous firm bought out the Scates Drug Store and has opened their City Pharmacy on the corner of Howard and Market Streets.
Wide awake salesmen are constantly on the road and we are glad to see this splendid drug firm enjoying such growth and prosperity.
From The Commonwealth, June 23, 1911
Scates Brothers are having the corner store, formerly occupied by the City Pharmacy, thoroughly overhauled, preparatory to moving their exclusive refreshments business therein about October the first.
The progressive firm will have one of the neatest and prettiest establishments in the State when they get into their magnificently appointed new quarters.
From The Commonwealth, September 20, 1912
Scates Bros. has moved into their new quarters at the corner of Market and Howard streets, where they have decidedly the prettiest and most up-to-date refreshment parlor in the State. They have installed a handsome and costly soda fountain outfit, which is as pretty as a picture, and the building has been thoroughly renovated and new and attractive fixtures installed. We commend these young gentlemen for the enterprise and taste displayed in fitting up their superb new quarters, and wish for them continued success.
From The Commonwealth, November 29, 1912
Mr. A. J. Scates has sold his soda fountain and soft drinks business to Mr. J. E. Dooley, of Fort Payne, Ala., who arrived here on the 1st, and assumed charge of same. Mr. Dooley comes to our city highly recommended as a businessman and citizen and we hope he will be pleased with his location here. Mr. Scates will give his attention to his planting interests in future. The Commonwealth wishes for both of these gentlemen that success which they deserve.
From The Commonwealth, July 3, 1914
G. C. Roberts, of Greenwood, this morning closed a deal whereby he acquires the S. L. Raines drug store. The consideration was not disclosed.
The retirement of Mr. Raines comes as no surprise. He has occupied this store at the corner of Howard and Market streets for around 25 years and it has been known for sometime he was contemplating retirement. The new owner of the drug store this morning said he had in mind a number of improvements to be made, and has outlined an expansion program for the year, the first step being the adding of new lines of drugs, increasing the stock considerably.
Mr. Roberts had resided in Greenwood the past 11 years, having been connect with several of the larger drug houses. He is a graduate prescription clerk and has had many years experience in that department. He brings younger blood to this old established drug house.
Mr. Roberts took charge this morning.
From The Greenwood Commonwealth, January 12, 1928
Word was received here this morning that Arthur Scates, former resident of Greenwood, died suddenly at his home in Union City, Tennessee yesterday afternoon. Funeral services will be held in Union City Sunday afternoon.
Arthur Scates and his brother Harry Scates were proprietors of Scates Brothers Confectionary and Soda Fountain in Greenwood for a number of years, leaving Greenwood some twenty years ago.
From The Greenwood Commonwealth, October 1, 1932
Dr. S. L. Raines, 67, died at his home in Greenwood last night at nine o'clock after an illness extending since Saturday. Death came from a heart attack. Dr. Raines is survived by his widow, Mrs. Carrie Buffalo Raines, and three sisters, Miss Minnie Raines and Mrs. Lucy W. Rowe of Memphis, and Mrs. Bessie Boggs of Gulfport.
Funeral services are being held this afternoon at 3 o'clock at the First Methodist Church, with Rev. E. H. Cunningham conducting the services. Interment will follow in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
The following friends will serve as pallbearers:
Active-Terrell Wells, Earl Kinnebrew, George Roberts, H. T. Odom, Ran Schlater, Clyde Merrill, M. F. Pierce and Walter Pillow.
Honorary-C. W. Telfair, Warner Wells, Dr. F. M. Sandifer, Dr. S. L. Brister, Sr., Dr. George Baskerville, Dr. J. F. Cunningham, W. E. Bealle, B. A. Williamson, E. V. Hughston, John Bealle, Charles Hood, W. H. Mathews, L. N. Chandler, Dr. Hiram Cunningham, G. L. Ray, Dr. W. E. Denman, W. C. Williams, Roy Bew, Garrard Barrett, P. L. DeLoach, J. T. Spivey, R. T. Jones.
Dr. Raines had been a resident of Greenwood since 1904, coming to this city from Memphis where he had previously been engaged in the drug business. He owned and conducted the S. L. Raines Drug Store in this city until a few years ago when failing health caused his retirement from active business and he sold his business to G. C. Roberts.
Dr. Raines was en earnest, sincere Christian gentleman. He was a devoted member of the Methodist Church and high in Masonic circles of this city. His tastes were simple, his life kindly, his deeds were gentle, and those who knew him intimately for years never knew of him harboring a harsh thought or saying an unkind word. He believed in his friends and called all mankind his friend, and his friends responded with a deep affection and admiration.
His death last night will be sincerely and deeply mourned by scores of friends who will extend to the family the sincerest and deepest sympathy.
From The Greenwood Commonwealth, December 12, 1932