Editor, Will A. Vick

January 27, 1897


A.L. Hancock is very low and not expected to recover.

Mai Etna Hollandsworth has been very low with malarial fever but is convalescent.

Joe Hale, who has been confined several weeks with a burned foot, is able to be out again.

Miss May Gothard returned to her home at Dowelltown last week after spending several days with friends and relatives here.

Will Walkup of near Woodbury was here yesterday.

Dillard Northcut and wife, accompanied by Misses Hattie and Sue Ledbetter visited near Dibrell Saturday and Sunday.

George Hale and Joe Vandergriff have bought the Brown mill on Sycamore and will go to work today.

George Hancock, who went to Franklin some time ago to sell books, returned last week to attend the bedside of his father, who is very low.


John Foust has purchased a lot from Dinges and Simpson.

John Goodner begins work soon on his new dwelling house on Main street.

Chas. McNelly went to Nashville last week.

S.H. Bryan of Statesville was here today.

Charlie Wheeler is here suffering from grippe.

Mrs. W.H. Petway is visiting relatives here.

Hal Tubb went to Nashville this morning to represent Alexandria, Chapter No. 50 at the meeting of Grand Chapter.

Mrs. S.W. McClellan returned from Hall's Hill Saturday accompanied by her son, Andrew.

S.W. McClellan will be in Nashville this week representing Alexandria at the meeting of the Grand Lodge of Masons.

Mrs. R.V. Wright is visiting at Col. J.J. Ford's.

Miss Anna Cullom will be in Alexandria this week in the interest of a music class.

J.H. Shaver of Grant was here Sunday.

Mr.& Mrs. A.P. Smith went to Temperance Hall Sunday to visit Mrs. Mason who is quite sick.

G.L. Drifoos is at home sick with 'gripp'.

Mrs. Neal of Lebanon and Mrs. Peyton of Nashville are visiting the family of B.F. Bell.

Miss Willie Cooper has returned from a visit to Nashville.

Mrs. T.W. Eason and children are visiting in Nashville.

Miss Hager of Watertown visited Miss Cora Jarrall last week.


Our worthy magistrate, H.C. Armstrong, is very sick with lasgrippe.

Mrs. Sarah Heardy has been dangerously sick for a few days with pneumonia and latest reports are that she isn't improving any at present.

T.H.Oakley and wife have returned from a visit to Smith county.

J.J. Jewell, one of our merchants, started to Alabama lat week with a carload of mules.

M.M. Summers, the noted book agent, was in our midst Sunday.

Miss Edna Smith, our former music teacher, visited Miss Dessie Cox of this place Wednesday.

Our Neighbors

News Taken From Our County Exchanges

Putnam County -- The Press

Rev. J.R. Goodpaster has bought a farm in Davidson county and will soon move to it, but will continue his pastorate of the C.:P. Church at this place.

Quarterly meeting will commence at the M.E. church in west Cookeville next Saturday. Presiding Elder W.P. Banks will be present and conduct the service.

We learn that a Mr. Williams and Jack Johnson got into a difficulty on the Calf Killer a few days ago, when Williams shot at Johnson, the bullet inflicted a slight wound in the side of the face. Johnson, it is said got an ax and would have killed Williams, but for the interference of others.

Five persons were sentenced to the penitentiary at the recent term of Circuit court, viz: Homer Ellis, two years, assualt with intent to commit murder; Kelly Julian, arson, two years; Shub Whitehead, robbery and false pretense, two cases, five years; Henry Ely, assualt with intent to commit murder, two years; James Hutsell, ten years. This was a bad court for lawbreakers.

Rutherford County -- The News

Mrs. Richard Ransom, wife of our esteemed Chairman of the County Court, died at his residence last Thursday morning at 6 o'clock.

Smith County -- The Times

Dr. Ed. S. Carr, a prominent physician and stock-dealer of Sumner county, met with a serious accident last week. He was in his barn loft and in walking from one side ot the other a plank gave way and he fell to the floor below, breaking two of his ribs, besides receiving several flesh wounds made by falling timber from above.

Last week, Miss Lydia Patterson, daughter of Esq. W.C. Patterson of the Second district of Sumner county, sustained a severe accident. She was driving on the public highway when one wheel of the buggy ran off. The horse became unruly and ran away, throwing her from the buggy and inflicting several though not serious wounds.

Rev. G.L. Beale, pastor of the Carthage Methodist church, now for a long time has boarded with the family of Rev. J.B. Jordan, has moved to B.F. Sanders.

R.L. Cockran, who during the holidays was shot by Walter Shurman at Westmoreland, Sumner county, died last week of his wounds. He leaves a family.

Prof. G.W. Williamson and sister, Miss Florence of Carthage are boarding with the family of G.S. Corley. Sandy Alexander, colored, of Smith county has been pardoned from the penitentiary by the governor.

Ben S. Read of Carthage has had his arm in a sling from erysipleas on his finger, but is now much better.

W.H. Dabny, who lives a short distance from Gallatin on the Castalian road, had his meat house broken into last week and robbed of a considerable amount of meat. He offered $25, which resulted in the arrest and confession of Monroe Williams, col., a hired man on the place.

Gravestones will be placed by the Government at the graves of the following Federal soldiers who are buried in East View Cemetery, Alexandria; Lafayette Wood, J.H. Kitching, W.F. Botts, J.B. Yeargin, Mason M. Bradley, Monroe Hall, T.A. Reeves and W.S. Palmer.

T.H. Campbell, living near New Middleton, had a fine young mare kicked by another recently, the effects of which, she died.

The Bank of Carthage, owned, operated by Joseph Myer & Co., merchants and bankers, Carthage, last Saturday paid off all depositors in full and retired from business activity. The Bank of Carthage was established in 1887 and had had a most honorable and prosperous career. Mr. Herman Myer, the cashier, will be engaged for some time in collecting debts due the bank.

Wilson County -- The Tribune

Mrs. Francis Phillips at the ripe old age of 85 years, passed peacefully away at the home of Matt Turner near Linwood Saturday. Her remains were interred in Center Hill Cemetery the following day.

The remains of Henry D. Lester, whose death in California was announced last week, arrived the noon train Monday. They were met at the depot by the family and a large number of friends who accompanied the remains to Cedar Grove Cemetery for interment.

Peyton Barnett, another student of the Cumberland University and a member of the Theological class, has died since our last issue. This is two deaths from the same department of the college within two week. His death was caused by appendicitis, for which he underwent an operation a few days previous to his heath. His remains were carried to Missouri for interment.

Last Saturday as J.A. Lester was returning from a visit to Cedar Grove Cemetery, he happened to an accident which resulted in the killing of his horse and the wrecking of his buggy. Mr. Lester escaped unhurt.

Mrs. Mary Grisham, wife of Wm. Grisham, died at their home on Maple street Sunday night after a lingering illness of several years standing.

Tuesday night the storehouse on the hill on North Cumberland St., occupied by Chas. Lafayette as a general store, together with the dwelling house attached, occupied by W.P. Speen, was totally destroyed by fire.

Henderson's X. Roads

Wilson Robinson, the nine year old son of Amazi Robinson, had the misfortune to get his leg broken just below the knee by falling from a horse last week.

Gertie Henderson, the four year old daughter of Robt. Henderson, was kicked in the forehead by a horse last week and dangerously hurt. Several pieces of skull bone were removed and the wound dressed by Dr. Murphy of Murfreesboro. At this writing, grave fears are entertained as to her recovery.

Willie Clark, near Major, died last week from an operation performed by Dr. Briggs.

Charlie Smith and lady of Commerce came up last Friday and spent a couple of days with Mrs. J.T. Oakley.

Mrs. Mattie Kilzer of Commerce is visiting her sister, Mrs. J.T. Oakley.

Mr. Zip Alsup and wife were visiting the family of A. Phillips last week.


Pete Smith is at Hickman.

Tom Hill has moved to town.

S.L. Williams is on the sick list this week.

Miss Mabel McPeak was at Alexandria Saturday.

Miss Eula Turner of Dry Creek is visiting at town.

Dr. W.H. Robinson is still laid up with a case of lagrippe.

Mrs. N.A. Anthony is recovering from a spell of pneumonia.

Boss Vick got pretty badly hurt by being thrown from a horse yesterday.

Vick & Lamberson have a nice Hearse and will furnish Coffins and Caskets at hard time prices.

I will take all first prorated school warrants on taxes. -- J.W. Reynolds

C.B. Williams of Smithville was here last week on business. He is just recovering from a spell of pneumonia.

W.L. Vick will deliver all coffins furnished by Vick & Lamberson. Everybody knows how careful and cautious he is.

Herbert West, Dan Wilson and Walter Hooper of Smithville have been here this week making arrangements to enter school.

Mrs. S.B. Sellars is slowly improving.

K.C. Cathcart of Dry Creek has a case of lagrippe.

Mrs. Jack Mason at Temperance Hall is no better.

Mrs. J.H. Overall and children are visiting at Murfreesboro.

Miss Lula Sellars is on the sick list at her home near Forks of Pike.

"Stinger" Jim Smith of Smithville visited his father here last week.

J.D. Smith went to Nashville Tuesday to attend the Masonic Grand Lodge.

Mrs. James H. Stark has been on the sick list for a few days with symptoms of the grippe.

Bob Gleason is just getting out after being laid up several weeks, having cut himself with an ax.

Fox Evans has a job with the Cumberland Telephone Co. and is at work on the line between Lebanon and Nashville.

At Temperance Hall Martin & Nixon have sold out to Robinson Bros., Sykes & Terry have sold to Rose Bros.

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