THE LIBERTY HERALD
Editor, Will A. Vick
August 20, 1896
The business man can find repose and comfort for here dull care in vain reeks a resting place and must like shadows silently steal away. Not alone for the healing properties of the water do we flee to this delightful region but also to enjoy the balmy breeze soft as the breath of Angels, and while in the towns and cities thousands are oppressed by the sweltering heat, many even stricken to rise no more, the visitor here rests in perfect ease save the regret that every poor sufferer cannot come and be likewise blest. Those who have had the fortune to visit this happy retreat for the past week are the following: Mrs. J.C. Bass, Carrolton, Ga.; H.G. and D.A McCord, Chapel Hill; W.M. Oakford and wife, Humboldt; J.H. Craddock, Cainsville; J.W. Neal, wife and daughter, Miss Florence, Mahone; Mrs. J. Buckhannon, S. Stratton, Lebanon; Dr. J.B. McCobe, C.R. Brevard, Woodbury; A.A. Bracen, Nashville; W.A. and O.P Haynes, Tracy City; Mrs Maud Wilcox and children, Sanborn, Ind.; J.R. Corley and wife, W.H. Bass and family, Dowelltown; George Corley and wife, Cathage; Mrs. Parsons, S.A. Turrentine, Shelbyville; Jas. Stark and wife of Liberty; Drs T.O. Bratten and Crutchfield, Watertown and last but not least, the venerable, affable Judge J.S. Gribble, who has a perfect mania for flowers and widows. Another season at these springs then cupid will claim him as his own, deliver him to hymen with special instruction to this gracious God to hostility consumate the rest! --- A Visitor
Mrs. J.J. Evans returned to her home at Nashville, Thursday, after several weeks visit with relatives here. Her brother, Vick, accompanied her home.
Little Miss Ella Givan went to Watertown on the train from Brush Creek Saturday, where she visits her Grandpa Luck.
Miss Alice Robinson commences her school at Cottage Home Monday.
Mrs. T.O. Bratten and children and Mrs. Matilda Bratten of Watertown spent Saturday night with the family of Sam Vanatta.
Bob White and Lensy Williams of Dowelltown spent Sunday with Mrs. W.C. Groom.
A leap year lawn party was given at the residence of Mr.& Mrs. H.C. Givan to the gentlemen and ladies of Forks of Pike Saturday night.
Miss Nannie Groom spent last week with Mrs. Will Taylor of Dowelltown.
Mrs. Lincoln and children, Abraham and Gussie Lou, and Miss Lucille Kennedy of Grant spent Thursday night with the family of Wm. Robinson.
Prof. C.M. Preston visited his parents at Woodbury Saturday night.
Mrs. Tom Potter and daughters, Misses Lizzie and Lillian and son, Tom, of Smithville visited Mr.& Mrs. J.B. West Saturday and Sunday.
Chas. Wheeler spent Saturday night with his sister, Mrs. S.H. Flippen.
Mrs. Wm. Robinson and daughter, Miss Alice, spent Friday with relatives near Auburn.
R.A. Fite is no better with the fever this week.
Mr.& Mrs. H.C. Givan and children and Miss Mai Measle spent Sunday with relatives at Watertown.
Mrs. James Parish of Keltonsburgh visited near here this week.
Eva, the little child of Mr.& Mrs. Harley Cantrell, died very suddenly last week.
Miss Laura Lentz is out again after a very severe attack of fever.
Mrs. Sam Cantrell is very sick with fever.
L.K. Cantrell's house and contents were destroyed by fire last Tuesday while the family were away. Cause supposed to be a defective flue.
Mrs. Aaron Cantrell is very sick.
Mr. Stephen Petty is very low with fever.
A little child of Thomas Pritchard died Thursday and was buried near Dowelltown Friday.
Miss Mary Cantrell is sick.
Miss Bernice Odum of Auburn is visiting Miss Mamie Tatum.
E.J. Mears left last Tuesday for Columbus, Ga. to visit his brother at that place.
We learn that Wm. Bucy lost his house by fire last Wednesday night.
At the Dillon Hotel on Thursday, Aug. 20th, Rev. D.B. Vance united in the Holy bonds of matrimony Mr. Robert Patterson of Texas to Miss Esther Green of this place.
A clover huller belonging to Joe Stephens was burned near this place last Wednesday while the hands were gone to dinner.
The new residence of L.A. Ligon in Carthage will be ready for occupancy in about 10 days.
A whiskey warehouse in the lower part of Putnam county, belonging to Joseph Rogers was burned August 7th.
Esq. J.M. Fisher, Carthage, by virtue of his chairmanship protem, is now the judge of Smith's county court.
Mrs. Nancy Corley died at her home near Hartsville, August 7, aged 76 years. She was a Cumberland Presbyterian. Always having a warm place in heart for the Confederate cause, it was her request that the Confederate soldiers take charge of her burial, which was done.
The foundation lines for the new Christian church at Rome has been laid off and T.D. Wooten, the Carthage contractor and builder, will begin work as soon as the lumber is ready.
The alarm of fire rang out on the morning air Wednesday and when the people arrived at the scene they found the house of G.W. Lewis on the corner of East Main and North College in flames. The building was occupied by W.A. Huggins as a residence and boarding house.
Our friends, John L. Castleman and Esq. Joe Harris were returning from a fishing trip to Stone's river a few days ago and the horse they were driving became frightened and ran away, throwing both of them out of the buggy. Esq. Harris escaped with a few bruises, but Mr. Castleman was not so fortunate. In the struggles of the horse he kicked him on the knee, breaking the cap of the knee and as he fell, the buggy ran over him bruising him up considerably. Mr. Castleman is doing well and while the wounds are painful, they are not serious.
Uncle Hiram Cooper died last week after a brief illness and was buried at the Johnson graveyard.
Rev. J.M. Hubbert's announcement that he would preach about "The Unchained Tiger of Lebanon" brought out the largest congregation that has yet been seen at the Sunday Evening Court House Meeting.
Mrs. Armstrong, the mother of R.L. and James Armstrong, met with a painful accident the morning of the fire. Hearing the alarm, she went to the door and walked out on the porch. She went too far and fell off the porch to the ground, a distance of four feet. The fall shocked and bruised her considerably, but no serious trouble is feared.
After a visit to relatives in Warren county, Hugh Sparkman returned home Monday.
Wm. Wright of the 6th district was here today.
T.E. Pinegar and family returned from a months visit to relatives and friends in White and Warren counties.
George Turner, one of the most prominent men of the 15th district of Warren county was here.
James and Hattie Pinegar are visiting the family of Ernest Pinegar, their brother.
Wiley Sparkman of Warren county was here Monday.
Two of T.W. Wades children are sick.
Mr. Gribble, son of Judge Gribble, is here.
John W. Rutland was elected Saturday at a meeting of the directors, President of the fair in place of Irenus Beckwith, deceased.
A thief entered R.W. Patterson's bedroom Saturday night and took what change he had in his pants pockets.
Frank Colvert painted several houses here recently. He is now engaged on the store house of Jones Bros.
Capt. Wheeler and John Rutland attended the Rome fair.
Erwin Kennedy and Hatton Shaver went to Milton Sunday.
Capt. W.H. Lincoln is here this week.
Mrs. Hal Tubb and daughter, Lucille, will return from Franklin this week.
Miss Alice Cullom will return from Woodburn this week.
Jeff Blackburn is here on a visit to home folks and will remain several days.
Judge Dan Williams and wife returned last week.
C.W.L. Hale and wife attended services at the Christian church Sunday.
Mr.& Mrs. Charlie Palmer and children returned yesterday from a visit to relatives in Smith county.
Mrs. Augusta House died yesterday morning at her home at New Middleton.
Mr.& Mrs. Henderson Talley of Statesville were in town today.
John Baird of Mahone has administered on the estate of Irenus Beckwith.
Mrs. Mattie Heriges and children of Nashville are visiting the family of Prof. Z.D. Jones.
Miss Ella Kitching left this morning for McKinney, Texas where she will engage in teaching school.
Len Davis and James Burnes of Nashville were here today.
Mrs. L.W. Rollins has recovered from her recent spell of sickness.
Mrs. Mary McCullough will be home from Bloomington Springs this week.
Mrs. D. Vantrease from Grant is visiting Mrs. Etta Lee at this place.
Womack & Stroud will be at Alexandria tomorrow to buy miles.
Will A. Vick will exhange some good mares for mules (any age) or corn.
Jo Ben Fuson is very sick at his home on Dry Creek. His wife is just getting better.
Mrs. Mamie Doak and two children of Nashville are visiting relatives here this week.
Mrs. Maude Wilcox and children of Sandborn, Ind. have been visiting relatives here.
Mrs. Dr. Bratten and children of Watertown have been visiting relatives and friends.
Vick & Bright will receive a car load of wagons next week.
Dr. C.C. Robinson and wife of Dowelltown are visiting here today.
Mrs. A. Daugherty will leave next Monday for Missouri to visit her daughter.
Jesse Walling will preach at the Academy here Friday night.
Miss Birdie Barbee has just returned from a several weeks visit to relatives in Texas.
John Turner returned last week from Nashville where he had been to sell two carloads of hogs.
Mrs. W.H. Wilkes came in from Texas Monday and will make this her home in the future.
Geo. Corley and wife of Carthage have been visiting Geo.'s old home near Dowelltown.
A free silver club was organized here last Saturday night. J.D. Smith was elected Chairman and J._. Hobson, Secretary. After organization, Mr. Walter Roper gave a free silver speech.
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