Editor, Will A. Vick

October 7, 1896


The old soldiers of Capts. Nichol and Willy's Co. met at Curlee church, near this place, Sept. 25. After speeches by Capt. Nichols, Lieut. Youree, Alex Whitherspoon and others, they adjourned 1 hour for dinner, which was in abundance. After dinner the above Co. agreed to meet in reunion every year. All seemed to enjoy the proceedings.

Last week Ellis Lewis was killed near Bradyville by James Duke. Whiskey was the foundation of the killing.

The Cateston broom factory is turning out about 4 dozen brooms per day. Mr. Tom Robinson, the proprietor, will soon leave with his family to spend the winter in Ky., his former home.

Mrs. Florence Parker and children, Jennie, Lawrence, of Rome, Tenn. have been visiting her mother, Mrs. M.J. Cates of this place.

Master Willie Gaither, Knobton, Tenn. is visiting his grandfather, Mr. T.E. Gaither, this week.

Dr. E.J. Taylor of Beech Grove, Coffee county, is visiting relatives and friends around Cateston.

There will be a debate between Eld. J.N. Hall (Baptist) of Fulton, Ky. and a Mr. Shrygley (Campbellite) of Nashville commencing February 1, 1897 and to last 5 days.

Temperance Hall

Jno. Yeargin and two co-laborers have recently built a new house for Rance Askew.

The new house of Mrs. Huldie Watson is certainly a thing of beauty.

Our clever townsman and merchant, Thos. McClellen visited home folks last Saturday.

Chas. F. Rose and Ira Rose have bought out the stock of goods owned by Thos. Terry and the firm will go by the name of Rose Bros. hereafter.

T.P. Chapin of O'Bryan Bros. was here Monday.

Jess Ledford has accepted a position with Esq. Walker, he recently held a position at the hotel.

Mr. Good Eaton, a substantial citizen of Smithville, was in this locality after a load of wheat.

The little baby of James Amonette died recently.

George Martin has been puny for the past week.

Harrison Starnes and others are in East Tennessee pearling.

Will Winfree has returned from a pearling expedition on Clinch river and reports good times.

Mrs. Mandy Aldrige, wife of Jas. Aldrige, died recently at her home on Caney Fork.

Edgar Hayes and Thos. McClellan will leave for Nashville tomorrow.

Our Neighbors

News Taken From Our County Exchanges

Smith County -- The Times

Frank Cooper of Flynn's Lick and Miss Nellie Barnes of Livingston were married last week.

W.G. Parker, a Celina merchant, died recently from the effects of injuries received in a runaway several weeks ago.

The barn and contents of William Ownsby, near Hilham, Overton county, was burned last week. The fire is supposed to have been the work of an incendiary.

T.P. Bridges has been sick for several days.

C.P. Cullom and family, who have occupied the Cullom farm for years, left on Tuesday for Atlanta, Ga., where he will engage in dairying. Mrs. V.A. Cullom will now reside with her daughter, Mrs. W.D. Gold. T.J. Fisher, Sr., the new owner of the place, moved there last Saturday.

Rutherford County -- The News

W.D. Fox has resigned his position as Secretary of the Democratic executive Committee of this county and James M. Avent was elected to fill the vacancy.

George Bass, who shot and killed Fillmore Haynes, Col. of the Blackman neighborhood last week, had his preliminary hearing before Esquires J.T. McKinley and M.M. Henry last Tuesday and was bound over to the Criminal court in a $6,000 bond. Previous to this Bass had been under a bond of $5,000. The courtroom was crowded with colored people and much interest was manifest in the trial. The prosecution was represented by B.L. Ridley and R.P Mason and the defense by John E. Richardson, Frank Avent and Ed. P. Smith.

Last Friday night, Sept. 25th at the Court home and enthusiastic Bryan and Sewell club was organized. Mr. Ed Whitaker, chairman of the Democratic Executive Committee, called the meeting to order and declared nominations in order for temporary chairman, when Hon. Fletcher R. Burrus was unanimously chosen. Mr. Louis G. Cantrell was elected temporary secretary. A committee on permanent organization consisting of J.E. Richardson, B.F. Lillard, Joe Shelton, Jno. Cawthern and Joe Thompson was appointed. A committee on rules consisting of E.B. Wade, A.G. Russell, Ed McKinley, R. Cawthon and Jonathan Hill was appointed.

Wilson County -- The Tribune

John Green, the telephone man, is quite sick.

An infant child of Mr.& Mrs. J.B. Tolliver died Tuesday night.

Miss Bashie Lindsley returned last Tuesday from a several months visit to Denver, Col. She was accompanied home by Mrs. Atkins Lindsley.

The case of Robert Dunson, colored, who was brought here from Bedford county to answer a writ of habeas corpus, granted last week by Judge Houston, no witness appearing for the State, Judge Houston declined to go into the case and ordered the writ returned before Judge Claude Waller at Nashville next Saturday at 10 o'clock.

Last Sunday, in the neighborhood of Shop Springs, a large barn, property of Mr. Ed. Forbes, was destroyed by fire.

Putnam County -- The Press

McClure Williams of Clay county, who with his brother, killed Capt. Armstrong on a steamer near Nashville some time ago, created quite a sensation at the fair ground last Saturday, by flourishing a pistol. He was arrested and after much difficulty brought to town and given a hearing before Esq. Kerr, but as no prosecutor appeared, he was released.

Last Sunday morning W.M. Gossage of this place was married to Miss Leu Brown at the residence of the brides' father, Dan Brown in Dry Valley.

Next Sunday Rev. G.W. Nackles will preach his farewell sermon at the M.E. church, west side.

Last Thursday Esq. J.C. Kerr performed the rights of matrimony between Mack Watts and Miss Ocie Whitaker, the happy couple at the time occupying a buggy in front to Esq. Kerr's.

Miss Beulah Marchbanks is recovering from a very severe illness.

The two year old baby of Mr.& Mrs. Geo. Cowan died last week.

Little Birch Wilcox was thrown from a horse last week and badly bruised, though not seriously.

Jere Whitson, who received painful injuries in a runaway last week, is doing as well as could be expected and it is thought his recovery will be rapid.

This morning just as the sun was shedding his golden radiance over the tops of the mountain peaks, the sacred words that bound the hearts and lives of Miss Florence Fowler and Mr. R.L. Farley were spoken in a most beautiful and impressive manner by S.B. Shrygley. The ceremony took place at the home of the bride and was witnessed by the many friends of the young couple. In the back parlor was a canopy formed of white silk, under which they stood as the words which made them man and wife were spoken.

Z.P. Lee and family are moving into the residence back of the jail recently vacated by Prof. Watts. Mr. Lee has purchased the Manly property near the spring and will move there Nov. 1.

Isaac Brown was born Jan. 17, 1817 and died at his home three miles south of Cookville, Sept. 17, 1896. He had been married three times and was the father of fourteen children and had been a warm, consistent, shouting member of the C.P. Church for 58 years.


R.M. Priest, our barber, is on the sick list this week.

Overall Bros. are receiving their fall goods this week.

J.J. Smith of Smithville was here last Thursday on business.

Dr. G.W. Martin of Temperance Hall was here Monday on business.

Hardy Haley, the mail carrier from this place to Woodbury, married Sunday.

Miss Nora Martin again has charge of Overall Bros. Millinery Department.

Misses Anna Mai and Irene McConnell of Cornersville are visiting relatives here.

The entire family of C. Odom on Smith Fork have been sick for a few days, but are better.

J.W. Overall is assisting in the examination of candidates for county superintendent at Smithville this week.

Ed Bradley has rented the house formerly occupied by Mrs. James Hollandsworth and will move in a few days.

Liberty has a new wood work and blacksmith shop run by Jas. Starks, Tom Lamberson and Bill Bethel. We wish the new firm great success.

Rev. Ira. W. King died at Alexandria last Saturday. He had been in delicate health for a long time. For a long time he had been an earnest Presbyterian minister.

Our hustling trader, W.M. Corley, is in the Woodbury country this week buying hogs.

E.W. Brown, republican candidate for the legislature, will speak at Dowelltown Thursday night, at Adamson Branch school house Friday night and Temperance Hall Saturday evening.

W.J. Gothard, while coming down Snow's Hill last night, collided with R.B. West's hack, completely demolishing one of his buggy wheels. Mr. Gothard was thrown out into a ditch but sustained no serious injuries.

Born to J.N. Woodside and wife, a girl, last week.

Tom Caskey has a case of fever on his hands now.

Jeff Scott and little son on Dismal have been sick for a few days.

Mrs. Shaw and little daughter of Waco, Texas are visiting relatives here.

Sam Woodside is able to be out again after a few days confinement.

Born to W.H. Bass and wife, a boy. Mother and son doing well.

Horace Wright of Albuquerque, N.M. was here visiting his sister, Mrs. Ruyle, last week.

C.Y. (Democrat) Givan and Bob Salid Evans took in the Bryan rally at Nashville Monday night.

The Bank of Lebanon and J.R. Lee's saloon adjoining were all burned last Friday night.

The jurors for the Federal Court were chosen at Nashville Monday. W.N. Rickets and John Griffin of watertown were the nearest jurors to this place drawn.

Rev. Mr. McCluskey, who has been holding a protracted meeting here for two weeks, has rented a house and will become a citizen of Liberty in November. We will be glad to welcome him and his family.

The barn of Wash Luck, two miles side of Watertown, burned Monday. A big lot of hay and 300 bushels of wheat were destroyed.

The democrats held a convention at Smithville Monday and passed resolutions endorsing Bryan. J.D. Smith of Liberty was elected chairman. R.C. Nesmith made a speech which was richly enjoyed by the convention.

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