Editor, Will A. Vick

February 10, 1897


The firm of Jewell & McGhee will soon move their saw mill across the creek to their lot which they have purchased.

Wonder why Charlie Hawland wears a long smile, perhaps the lost has returned.?

George Armstrong has been sporting the streets for the last week. Wonder if he counted the number of drummers at the hotel last Saturday night?

Sam H. Bryan has moved into part of the house occupied by W.A. Witty.

Hawnie Jewell of West Tennessee was in our midst last Sunday.

Mrs. J.L. Davis of Henderson's X Roads is visiting her mother, Mrs. J.M. Turney, at this place.

Miss Edna Smith of Mount Juliet is teaching music at this place.

Tilden Delay, a noted fruit tree agent, was in this place Saturday.

We wouldn't have thought that T.K. Armstrong could have been cheated out of his visit up the pike, but it is a fact that he has been prevented from his visit during this severe cold spell.


Miss Rosa Rich spent several days with relatives at Short Mountain last week.

John Tittle and wife visited relatives at Sugar Tree Knob Saturday night.

H.H. Kidwell went to Alexandria on business last Tuesday.

W.R. Elder, our hustling drummer, spent two days here last week.

Brush Creek

Miss Nettie Smartt is sick but improving.

Dorse Wills died last Thursday of lagrippe. He was confined to his room for only a short time.

Miss Cora Jarrell of the facility of the Alexandria Training School visited Miss Bulah Lawrence.

A.N. Crowner, who has been here some time working on the R.R, left Thursday for Monterey.

Non-Resident Notice

In Chancery at Smithville

Geo. Turner, et als vs. Mattie Turner, et als

In this cause it appearing to me from the petition which is sworn to that the said deft., Mattie Turner, is a non-resident of the State of Tennessee, to appear before the Chancellor on the first Monday in March, 1897 at Smithville J.B. Moore, C.&M.

Our Neighbors

News Taken From Our County Exchanges

Putnam County -- The Press

Laton Stanton, an old and highly respected citizen of the 10th district, died last week.

Jere Chism died last week and was buried at the Burn's Stand, one mile north of Cookeville.

Mike Moore had his foot burned pretty badly last week, which confines him to the house.

A daughter of William McReynolds of the 10th district, died last Saturday morning at her father's home.

Columbus Davis, who is charged [corner of paper is torn off] ______________ _____ing the Internal Revenue ______ last Monday and gave ___________ __________trial before a __________________.

___________ Brown, widow of ____________ ________, deceased, died at the ___________ ________________ Chapin, one mile ___________________________________________.

Mr. J.B. Dow of Cookeville and Miss Elizabeth Owen were married at the home of the bride in Franklin yesterday at 6 o'clock, Elder Scobey officiating.

Smith County -- The Times

Hughes Jefferson of Carthage has returned from a trip to Louisville and Jefferson.

Last week, William Deering and the widow Brown, both of the Pleasant Shade community, were united in marriage.

Mrs. Wm. Reeves of Carthage, mother of Frank Reeves, the steamboat pilot, died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Dolph Williams, last Wednesday. She was 82 years old and was the victim of paralysis and other senile affections.

Capt. T.P. Bridges has bought a double lot in Carthage of Capt. C.N. Davis and will begin the erection of a two-story house thereon about the first of April. T.B. Read, Jr. has already put in his order for material and will begin work on his new two-story residence at once. W.V. Lee will soon begin extensive repairs on his residence in North Carthage.

Robert, the eight year old son of J.S. Johnson, a farmer of Weir, while carrying a stick of wood on his shoulder recently, slipped on the ice and broke his thigh bone. His parents had no idea that a bone was broken till the next day. The delay made the operation very painful.

Mrs. Eva Arrington, wife of Banks Arrington, a prosperous farmer, died last Saturday of consumption at her home near Enon College and was buried Sunday at Bellwood. The funeral was conducted by Elder O.P. Barry of Alexandria.

Mrs. Florence Ellston of New York, who has been visiting her father, Rev. J.B. Jordan of Carthage, is this week the guest of her brother, W.A. Jordan of Dixon Springs.

Tuesday afternoon, Thos. Jenkins, a popular farmer of the Enigma neighborhood, fell from his stable loft, fracturing a rib or two and cutting an ugly gash is his scalp. The wounds were dressed by Dr. A.H. King.

The steamer 'Cummins', owned by Capt. W.S. Bowman and C.S. Fisher made her first trip on the upper Cumberland this week. She is said to be the fastest and finest craft that plies these waters.

Wilson County -- The Tribune

Col. C.H. Sanders of Forest City, Ark., is visiting his brother, F.J. Sanders. He expects to carry a carload of Wilson county mules back to Arkansas with him.

Bob Wharton left Saturday for Guntersville, Ala. to accept a position in the bank at that place.

For some time past a negro by the name of Anderson Womack has been doing the work about W.H. Brown's residence and during the time several articles of valuable jewelry, belonging to members of the family disappeared. Policeman Hatcher was put on the track of the matter and yesterday succeeded in recovering a part of the property from a colored woman to whom Womack had given it. Womack has skipped the town.

Last Friday evening the town was thrown into a fever of excitement by five pistol shots in rapid succession on Woolard's corner. A large crowd gathered immediately and found that F.J. Sanders, Jr., had shot Henry Harris, colored, two bullets taking effect. The wounds were thought to be fatal at the time but the negro was carried to his home and is reported to be rapidly getting well. Mr. Sanders was arrested by Constable Hobbs and carried before Esq. Glenn, who released him on a $5,000 bond. When the case was called Tuesday the negro refused to prosecute Sanders and he was released. The origin of the difficulty is not known.

Rutherford County -- The News

Dennis Hogwood of Milton left Wednesday for Milledgeville, Ga. with a carload of fine mules.

A large range in the kitchen at the home of Dr. J.B. Murfree was blown up last Friday morning by steam from the boiler attached. The range was blown into bits and the kitchen was badly damaged, the glass in the window being broken out and the ceiling splintered. A negro woman standing near the stove at the time of the explosion and pieces of iron were driven into her body.

The announcement was made yesterday of the engagement off Miss Rowena Thompson and Gen. W.H. Washington.

We learn that the grand jury of White county failed to find an indictment against Milton Card for the killing of Vaughn Hartman at Walling on the Sparta branch some weeks ago.

Fire broke out in the store of T. Tobias & Co. Tuesday night about 10:30 o'clock. It was discovered before it had gained any headway but some damage was done the goods.


L.D. Smith has moved from Watertown and opened a produce house on High Street.

Kitching & Reed is a new grocery firm. John Reed having purchased an interest in the firm of R.D. Kitching & Co.

John Goodner has let the contract to B. Cobb to build him a residence.

J.H. Shaver was in town Monday.

Kirk Eason is in Nashville on a visit.

Miss Anna Cullom is teaching a class in music at this place and Mahone.

B.E. Millens is teaching school at Helton.

Charlie Fite of Round Top was in town today.

Ed Bethel is here on a visit to his sisters, Mrs. Dr. McMillen and Mrs. Liv Tubb, he will return home next week.

John Willoughby died last week, he was a good citizen and well known over the county.

Doss Wills died last week after a short illness.


Hoyt Stewart of Woodbury was here Saturday.

Herbert West visited relatives at Smithville Sunday.

Rob Roy of Alexandria was here on business(?) Sunday.

Dick Goodson and Ex-sheriff Anderson were in town Friday night.

Miss Mabel McPeak visited friends in Alexandria Sunday evening.

Prof. Williams and Robt. Manners were in Watertown Saturday.

Nix Cathcart, one of Dry Creek's best farmers, was on our streets this week.

Misses Mary Flippen and Attie Simpson visited relatives and friends here Sunday.

Dr. T.O. Bratten of Watertown was talking life assurance here Monday.

Joe Barrett is in a very critical condition and without a change can't last but a few days.

Several cases were tried Saturday before T.G. Bratten, J.P., pertaining to the estate of John Gleason, dec'd. It took two officers to hold things down in Judge Bratten's court yesterday. Lanis Bass and Oscar Bratten were the officers in charge.

Will A. Vick and S.L. Williams have gone to the buggy factories to select spring stocks for Vick & Bright's ware houses at Liberty, Woodbury and Gordonsville.

Two U.S. soldiers from Atlanta came in yesterday after Chas. Fuson, who deserted the 8th Nebraska Infantry some time back. He returned this morning to serve his time out.

The trial of Gus Adams and Bill Johnson, col., yesterday, for their little fracas last week resulted in fining Adams $2.50 and cost and Johnson made bond for his appearance at the next term of court on the charge of carrying concealed weapons.

J.P. (Gov.) Stark was in Watertown Monday.

W.L. Vick went to Watertown on business Thursday.

Joe Adamson is in from Flynn's Lick seeing the home folks.

W.H. Allen, John and Dillard Givan were at Smithville Monday.

Ed Ragland, a hustling grocery drummer was in town Saturday night.

C.D. Jennings of the Round Top country was here this week on business.

Raymon Barrett of Cottage Home was in town a couple days this week.

Miss Bertah Woodsides is very low with consumption at her home south of town.

Elemuuel E. McCluskey is out traveling for The Herald.

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