Editor, Will A. Vick

October 28, 1896


Sheriff B.M. Merritt was here on official business Wednesday.

Jo Hullett of Indiana was here on a visit a few days ago.

Mr. Jo Spurlock and wife of Clear Fork visited their daughter, Mrs. Lee Overall, Saturday.

Tom Bean has built Lee Overall a new buggy house and it's a "daisy" too.

Mrs. W.B. Tramel is suffering from throat trouble here of late.

Prof. Robt. Curtis is now teaching school at Grant for Prof. John Estes who has recently gone to Texas to take charge of him a school there.

R.M. Griffith and wife and their little and only son, Bisco, of Forks of Pike, spent Saturday night and Sunday here at Less Blackburn's.

Hon. E.W. Brown, republican candidate for the legislature, will speak at the Dr. Walker schoolhouse tonight.

Mrs. E.M. Bailiff and Mrs. Fannie Tubb of Smithville visited at W.A. Tramel's this week.

C. Jacobs is having him a new chimney put to his dwelling this week by Malone and son of Temperance Hall.

Esq. E.N. Allen of Citadel was here on business one day this week.

Bill Corley and W.L. Taylor have been after a few fat hogs here this week to make out an even carload but failed to buy at the low prices.

Elijah Smith is on the sick list and his sister is still very low at present.

Lessie Blackburn and family have gone to Dowelltown to attend the Baptist meeting there.

Rev. T.J. Stricklin has been sent back to this (Dowelltown) charge.

Four Shots, One Fatal

The little town of Jordonia, ten miles from the city on the Hyde's Ferry turnpike,was shaken last night with a terrible tragedy. A husband and wife were shot down in front of their home by the brother of the former, the result of a quarrel over a small sum of money.

Cas Harris has been indebted to his brother, Shiloh Harris, for some time and the formers inability or refusal to settle the account caused ill-feeling between the two men. Reports received here are to the effect that last night about 8 o'clock Cas Harris had occasion to pass his brother's house, when Shiloh Harris stopped him and began abusing him about his indebtedness. Shiloh Harris became enraged and forgetful of the relationship between them, advanced upon his brother. The latter then drew a revolver and fired four times. Shiloh Harris was struck twice, while his wife, who, with womanly solicitude for her husband, was attempting to separate the brothers and prevent bloodshed, was struck in the breast and fatally injured. The husband's wounds, while dangerous, are not considered necessarily fatal.

After the tragedy, Cas Harris walked deliberately from the scene to his home, about 100 yards down the road. Information was received in this city that he intends surrendering himself to the Sheriff today. The parties are well connected, coming of one [of] the oldest families in the neighborhood. Advices received at the jail were to the effect that Cas Harris acted in self-defense. -Lebanon Tribune

Dry Creek

We have been informed that Rev. W.P. Banks, on the account of his health, will move back in the near future on his hill farm near Snow's Hill.

Our correspondent at Emblem, Texas, J.H. Farler, has returned to his native home, old DeKalb county. He is now drinking the pure water that bubbles from beneath the "spreading beech" instead of the stagnated pond water in the Lone Star State.

Wiley Williams and family of Texas will be in about the first of next month.

Jas. Braswell's little girl is very sick with scarlet fever.

Wm. Bailiff has been confined to his bed for some time with chills and malaria fever-but we are glad to say that he is able to be out again.

Rev. J.H. Grime has been elected as pastor of the Dry Creek Baptist church.

Born to Hatton Chapman and wife recently, a girl.

Our Neighbors

News Taken From Our County Exchanges

Putnam County -- The Press

Mrs. Verne Stromer died at the home of Mrs. G.W. McCully, two miles northwest of town last Sunday morning.

The Gainseboro Telephone Co. has just completed a line to this place, which gives us long distance connection with the outside world via Glasgow, Ky. to Indianapolis, Ind. The line is well built and will be operated at Cookeville by Z.T. Hinds. Jas. T. Anderson of Gainesboro is president of the company and Capt. Stephens of Celina, manager.

Wilson County -- The Tribune

Andrew Dillon left today for Ft. Worth, Texas, to be present at the marriage of his daughter, Miss Hattie. Mr. John Gollithan, the new baggage master of N C & St.L railroad, is going to remove to Lebanon from Wartrace with his family. They have rented the Williamson place on North Cumberland street.

Mr.& Mrs. H.C. Settle and daughter, Emily of Seneca, Kan. are the guests of Mr.& Mrs. A.H. Young. Mr. Settle is banker and lumber dealer in Seneca. He and his family will go to Atlanta in a few days.

Miss Tina Tucker held Bible reading every afternoon at 3 o'clock during the two week meeting.[Methodist]

Cannon County -- The Herald

Mrs. Tennie McFerrin and her daughter, Miss Mabel, have moved back to their old home on College street.

G.N. Tillman, Republican candidate for Governor, who was to speak at the Courthouse last Tuesday, failed to put in his appearance.

J.M. Summers & Co. have sold part of their stock to J.W. Todd. Mr. Todd will occupy the house formerly occupied by J.M. Summers & Co.

W.G. Cook and family who went to Murfreesboro about a month ago have returned. Mr. Cook has accepted a position with R.C. Stewart & Co.

Mr. W.K. Keele and Miss Mary Craig were united in marriage at the bride's home in Rutherford county last Wednesday.

Rash Oakley (col.) was arrested here last Monday charged with stealing a horse from a Mr. Wheeler near Alexandria. He swapped the horse for a mile and brought it here and sold him to R.C. Stewart & Co. Officers came after him and carried him to Lebanon.

Rutherford County -- The News

G.T. Stroud of Cannon county, who has been in the service of the U.S. standing army for six years, stationed principally at Ringgold, Tex., passed through town last Tuesday on a visit to his parents at home.

Mrs. W.R. New and Miss Pauline Jones of Woodbury were here this week attending the Presbyterian Synod.

A.J. Smithson of Woodbury passed through town last Tuesday enroute home from a business trip to Alabama.

A Party of ten Confederate soldiers from Kentucky, accompanied by Judge F.R. Burrus, Capt. Baird and Cape Oslin visited the battlefields last Friday, partly in the interest of the National Ground.

Frank McClure accompanied a party of Northern people to the Anderson Cave four miles east of town one day last week.

Dr. James Murfree had the misfortune to sprain his knee very badly last Tuesday.

Smith County -- The Times

Mrs. Evalina Harris, mother of Wyatt B. Denney, died at New Middleton, aged 87 years. She leaves five children, two boys and three girls. She was buried on Saturday in the family graveyard on the David Litchford farm. She was one of the three sisters who lived to be nearly 90 years old. Mrs. Peggy McClanahan near Grant, who died this year and Mrs. Tiney Hubbard, now living, but very feeble, at the home of her son near here.

The stockholders of the Smith County Agricultural and Mechanical Association met at the Fairgrounds near Rome on Saturday, Oct. 10, and elected the following officers and directors for the ensuing year: D.J. Shipp, president; Dr. J.B. Wilson and J.B. Clark, vice-presidents; S.M. Corley, secretary; E.G. Calhoun, treasurer; William Arrington, J.T. Williams, Grigg Hale, D.G. Conatzer, Heulett Denny, T.D. Price, Jr., G.W. Price, N.C. Wilson, Henry Blair, Horace James and A.L. Bains, directors.

Frank M. Orange died at his home on the Carthage and Gordonsville road on Oct. (, aged 74 years. He leaves a wife and eight children-five boys and three girls. He was buried in the graveyard on the farm where he was born, lived and died.

Last Saturday an election was held at New Middleton to elect a justice of the peace to fill the unexpired term of J.B. Baird, recently deceased. When the polls opened two candidates were before the people, H.B. Ballinger and S.E. Agee. Ballenger was elected, receiving 119 votes, Agee receiving 90 votes.


Gov. R.L. Taylor and Hon. James D. Richardson will be here Friday night. Arrangements have been made to give them an enthusiastic reception. They will take supper in Liberty and will leave there under the escort of the Liberty and Forks of Pike Free Silver Clubs headed by the Liberty cornet band. Charlie Wheeler has been appointed chief Marshal for the occasion with the following aids: Dillard Smith, Liberty; H.C. Givan, Forks of Pike; Jeptha Driver, Foutch; Billie Malone, Walkers Creek; Tom Armstrong, Statesville; Alex Young, Watertown; Tom Johnson, Commerce; Josh Craighead, New Middleton; D.K. Reeves, Hogans Creek; Button Johnson, Hickman; Sid Harper, Gordonsville; L. Driver, Temperance Hall; Bill Hall, Brush Creek and John W. Rutland, Alexandria. All organizations will be in waiting at Helton for the distinguished guests. There will be 500 Horsemen with lighted torches and banners, hundreds of people with flags banners and colored lights. The procession will parade the principal street and the speaking will take place at the fair grounds. With favorable weather, this will be the grandest parade ever witnessed in DeKalb.

Melvin Young and Prof. Webb of Bellbuckle spoke on the money question at Brush Creek.

A.B. Smith and family have moved to Nashville.

Judge Dan Williams and T.W. Eason went to Lebanon Monday.

Alexandria has lost one of her most prominent citizens, Mr. John C. Garrison, who died last Thursday and was buried at East View Cemetery Friday. Mr. Garrison was a merchant here for many years and had a host of friends.

James Turner of Temperance Hall was here Monday.

Misses Ida and Ethel Eastes of Grant were here today.


Ben Edmonds of our office force is laid up with the measles.

Matt Hughes and daughter of Eagleville came over Sunday.

Guy Wilson of Hartsville was here yesterday on business.

Dr. Baker of Watertown came up yesterday to see Matthew Priest.

Ewell Hobson's children all have the measles.

Mrs. Ward Jolly of Nashville has been here several days waiting on her brother, Matthew Priest.

Mrs. Priest, mother of Matthew Priest, came in from West Tennessee Monday to see her son.

J.W. Selllars was able to come to town Monday after a two months spell of the fever.

Mon King got his hand badly torn up by the premature explosion of a blast last Friday evening.

Trab Phillips, candidate for representative was here yesterday looking after his interests.

Mrs. France Elledge is not so well for the last few day having had something like colic.

H.L. Overall, Jr. of Clear Fork was in Liberty yesterday on business.

Miss Lula Sellars Is very sick with measles at her home near Forks of Pike.

Overall Bros. have had their stage coach repainted and it looks better.

R.C. Nesmith addressed the free silver club here Monday night.

Will Bright, wife and sister, Mrs. Barnett, of Nashville came up Saturday to see Mrs. T.M. Bright. Mrs. J.W. Reynolds and Mrs. F.W. Hobson have been visiting relatives here during the last few days.

Mrs. T.M. Bright died at her home in Dowelltown last Saturday night after an illness of two weeks. Her remains were buried at Salem Sunday in the presence of a large circle of friends. Rev. W.P Banks and T.J. Stricklin conducting the services.

Ensuing year are as follows for the charge close to Liberty: T.B. Fisher, presiding elder; Liberty circuit, G.B McPeak; Mt. Olivet circuit, T.A. Carden; Alexandria and Carthage, G.L Beale; Smithville, T.J. Baker; New Middleton circuit, T.H. Henson; Cokesburg circuit, J.B. Jordan; Hartsville circuit, Jos. Webster.

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