THE LIBERTY HERALD
Editor, Will A. Vick
September 30, 1896
Burl Driver and J.J. Scott started last Friday morning for Macon county to move Rev. Chas. Driver and family back to sweet water. They arrived at Fuller's Chapel just as preaching commenced yesterday and created quite a stir.
Sheley Vanatta was so much better Saturday that we learn he went across in Mr. Cooper's lot to see some mad dogs shot.
Brother Lewis has failed so far to get the bit out of Mac Sandlins well, he has begun blasting around it and aims to go down until he can get hold of it with his grab hooks.
Hon. Sam Wauford returned from Nashville Saturday.
C.D. Baird is in town today.
Miss Mattie Bone has been suffering from rheumatism for several days.
Mrs. Mamie Doak and children are visiting in Lebanon.
Constable E.A. Foutch is the happiest man in town. The young lady is about a week old.
Mrs. J.B. Fletcher returned home last week.
Mr. Sexton is visiting his daughter, Mrs. Rowland, on Locust Street.
Mrs. Bell and Miss Carrie Bell have both been sick for several days.
Dr. Jones, Dr. Jackson, Dr. Barrett and Dr. McMillin left here Saturday morning to perform an operation on a man in Wilson county.
John Donnel Goodner has been sick for a day or two.
Mrs. Minnie Dollard and son are visiting Mrs. Etta Goodner at this place.
John Goodner has returned from a business trip to Nashville.
Liv Tubb has three children sick this week. His baby who has been quite sick with pneumonia is better today.
Charlie Wheeler lost his pocketbook Saturday night, but was fortunate enough to find it today. It contained $140 besides some valuable papers.
Mrs. Dan Williams, who has been quite sick, is better today.
B. Cobb has been at work here for several days for R.B. Floyd.
William R. Cooper came up from Nashville last week and will remain several days.
Misses Eula and Linnie Smith attended the Cookeville fair Saturday.
Mr. Brud Snoddy is visiting his brother, James Snoddy, of this place.
Mrs. Mary Thomas is improving.
Ollie Swan is able to be up again after two weeks spell of the fever.
Jas. Rocky is on the sick list again.
Mrs. R.C. Richardson, who is at Cookville for her health is not expected to live long.
J.P. House has had him a house built, Terry Bros. doing the work.
Miss Etta Bowers has returned from Texas.
Miss Lula Harper of Gallatin has been the guest of Misses Ola and Mectie Barrett for two weeks.
Chas. High, formerly of this place but now of Hartsville, passed through town Wednesday enroute to Auburn to the burial of his sister-in-law, Mrs. B.A. High.
Miss Osia Barrett, who has been teaching music in Ky and Va for the past year, has returned home.
Jas. Johnson and Dr. Nichol of Hickman were in town last week.
J.E. Henley and wife spent Sunday with J.W. Groom and family.
Miss Mai Measle visited Miss Sallie Givan Saturday night.
Miss Mary and Ellie Druer of Round Top spent Saturday night with Misses Angie and Ida McMillen.
Claud Hays of Auburn spent Saturday night and Sunday here with relatives.
Prof. Lankford of Brush Creek spent Sunday night with Wm. Robinson.
Mr.& Mrs. Wm. Grindstaff of Milton and Mrs. G.W. Dillon and daughter, Miss Era of Lascassas, spent Sunday night with Sam Vanatta and family.
Miss Maud Flippen attended Cookeville fair last Saturday and came home, bringing the premium with her, as the best reinslady. [sic]
Mrs. Polly Duggin of Auburn spent several days last week with Mrs. Wm. Robinson.
Miss Belle Wheeler is visiting her sister, Mrs. S.H. Flippen.
Miss Maggie Rhea of Belk is visiting Mrs. E.L. Mooneyham this week.
A.L. Mooneyham and Watson Martin of Belk spent last night with the family of Wesley Sanders.
Mrs. Wm. Cope at Seven Springs is in feeble health at this writing.
There was a quiet wedding just across the county line near here yesterday evening. The contracting parties were Tillman Womack and Miss Maud Sanders, both of Warren county. Eld. L.P. Potter officiating.
Miss Beulah Marchbanks, who is suffering from a relapse of fever and who has been critically ill for several days, was moved from the Richelieu Friday night to the home of her kinsman, Capt. J.H. Curtis, and she is now thought to be improving.
The case of the State vs. Thomas and Henry Anderson for the murder of I.D. Jacques near the fair grounds at this place, 27th of Sept., was given to the jury at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning, who up to the present writing has not returned. The case has been one of wide spread interest and has been stubbornly fought on both sides six days, having been consumed in the investigation and about 100 witnesses examined.-Later the jury was out and returned a verdict of not guilty.
Last Thursday afternoon a small tenement house in Bushtown, owned by W.G. Currie and occupied by Louis Alfred, was burned with all its contents. No insurance.
Lewis Dies, while loading poles at Leesville Tuesday evening, had his leg broken.
Will Grigg, who bought a lot in North Lebanon from Mr. Jennings, is at work erecting thereon a neat cottage, which will be occupied by his family as soon as completed.
Geo. Covington has sold his home in North Lebanon to Brack Brown and has bought from its present owner and occupant, Mr. Thacker, the old Matherly place.
Work is progressing rapidly on the store house being erected by G.W. Simpson and East Main Street. It will be ready for occupancy Oct. 1.
Reuben Pennington (col.) was in town Monday. Reuben is not an old man by any means, yet he is the respected father of twenty-six children.
Elder J.A. Harding is holding an interesting meeting at the Bethel.
Last Saturday evening the residence occupied by Dick Smith on North Cumberland street was destroyed by fire. The house was the property of Mrs. Nora Faulkner.
Miss Fannie Davis has returned from Washington where she spent the Summer and is now attending the Annex.
The many friend of Dr. J.B. McCabe will be glad to hear that he is greatly improved.
Will Cook of this place has accepted a position as night watchman at Thompson's stable in Murfreesboro.
Last Monday morning, Herschel Cathcart shot and captured a pelican on Hill's creek, which measured nine feet from tip to tip of its wings. Its bill measured 15 inches, it weighed 11 1/4 pounds. He sent it to A.A. McKnight at Readyville who will have it skinned and stuffed to be sent to Nashville to the Centennial.
A horse hitched to a buggy belonging to Butler's stable at Murfreesboro got loose at Mr. J.H. Oliver's of this place last Saturday night and returned to its former home at Statesville in Wilson county, a distance of 15 or 20 miles over a very rough road, without breaking anything.
On last Tuesday evening while Mr. Willie Campbell of the 1st district was trying to drive a jersey bull home, it became enraged and mad at Mr. Campbell and hooked him in three different places and would probably have killed him had not help been at hand. As it was he was badly lacerated, it requiring eleven stitches to sew up one of the wounds, 15 stitches in all. He is Dr. Ivey Campbell's son.
Dillard Givan is on the sick list.
G.W. Nixon of Sykes was here last Saturday on business.
W.H. Bright of Eagleville is visiting his sons here and at Dowelltown.
E.W. Bass and wife visited in town several days this week.
E.W. Brown and family have gone to Warren county to visit his mother.
Mrs. John Boyd of Missouri has been visiting relatives here for a few days.
Judge Dan Williams and J.F. Roy of Alexandria were here since our last.
Rev. T.A. Carden will leave Friday for Livingston to hold a protracted meeting.
B.L. Estes of Smithville country was here last week circulating among friends.
Lloyd, the little 3 year son of Mr.& Mrs. Joe Ben Fuson, died last Sunday morning and was buried at Salem Sunday evening.
Hon. Matt Hughes came over from Eagleville Monday after his daughter, Miss Mary Lizzie, who has spent the summer here for her health.
Strayed-one black horse mule, --- T.J. Jackson, Liberty
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