Editor, Will A. Vick

March 3, 1897


Rev. J.F. Lackey preached an excellent sermon at the C.P. Church Sunday.

Hannie Jewell and Mr. Maize, two students of the Cumberland University were in our midst Saturday and Sunday.

There was a social at the home of Mr.& Mrs. S.H. Bryan Saturday night.

Marvin Turney returned from the Watertown vicinity Saturday where he has been in the agency business.

Letter from Jas. Davenport in Bowie, Texas no names mentioned


A good many drummers have been among us lately, Chas. Wheeler of Alexandria, one of the most prominent, was here Monday.

Const. C.R. Smith is doing a great deal of riding now.

Mrs. Tennie Tramel is about well now.

Porter Peak's baby is right sick, also Lige Smith's.

J.H. Tramel is greatly improving the looks of his residence by putting a up new yard fence.

Mrs. J.T. Hill is improving a little now.

Miss Mary Davis is visiting Miss Martha Tramel today.

W.B. Tramel's little child got badly burned a few days ago, is doing well.

S.W. Mullican and wife who divided blankets, we are glad to say, have again formed partnership and we are hopeful they will get along lovely in the future.

Miss Josie Merritt, a very charming young lady of Laurel Hill, has been trying to make up a class in penmanship in our midst.

Our Neighbors

News Taken From Our County Exchanges

Rutherford County -- The News

H.P. Bass died at his home near Salem last Tuesday. The funeral services were held at the residence on Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock. The services were conducted by Rev. J. Cullom. The burial took place at the Sims burying ground.

Smith County -- The Times

Esq. J.M. Fisher left Sunday for Nashville where he will consult physicians relative to the amputation of the remainder of his diseased limb, part of which was amputated two years ago.

We learn that C.E. Yancey has sold his farm in Beasley's Bend, between Riddleton and Rome, to A.C. Beasley of Nashville for $4,000.

Mrs. Joseph Myer, who has been with her daughter, Mrs. Josie Reynolds at Jacksonville, Fla. for about eight weeks, returned to Carthage last Saturday. She says Mrs. Reynolds, who has been very sick, is able to be out.

Wilson County -- The Tribune

One night last week, the dwelling house of William Skeen, about eight miles from Lebanon, was destroyed by fire.

Last Sunday morning, immediately after the adjournment of the Sunday schools of the city, when the people were returning to their homes, Miss Julia Johnson was intercepted on the square by Mr. Nelson Fuqua, who assisted her into a buggy and the couple left town by way of the Cole's Ferry Pike in company with a few of their most intimate friends, they repaired to Berea church where the services of Elder Nathen Fuqua were obtained, he pronouncing the ceremony which united the destinies of the young couple through future life. The bride is the daughter of John M. Johnson, our popular painter and the groom is bar-tender at Lee Ligon's establishment on South Cumberland street.

Warren County News

Mr. Frank Wallace and wife were up from Smithville last Saturday and Sunday.

Prof. Eugene B. Etter returned from Pendletonville, Texas last Saturday and will open school at Irving College March 3rd.

Judge Smallman went to Paint Rock in Lincoln county last Tuesday morning to spend a week hooking the finny tribe.

Geo. G. Brown and wife left last Saturday for Mediana, New York.

Lillian, daughter of James A. and Mary Cunningham, died at their home near Morrison Sunday evening, Feb. 21st, at the age of 18 lacking two days.

Miss Mamie Hill, daughter of Dr. Jessie Hill, died at the home of her parents near Vervilla, Tuesday morning, Feb. 23, aged about 20 years.


W.A. Haley of this place is at work in Nashville for Jas. T. Haley & Co. Book Publishers. He reports a good start last week and is well pleased with his new field.

Mr. Edward Bland, who lives on W.A. Haley's place, has been on the puny list, but is improving.

Mr.& Mrs. G. T. Moore's hearts were made to rejoice by the presence of a ten pound "Gal".

Mr. John Willis and G.T. Moore went to the Rock City on business Friday evening.

Cottage Home

Johnson & Groom are doing a hustling business. They sold last week 200 hens at Watertown and 139 head of hogs to Flippen & Givan. The same buyers drove about 200 head of hogs from here last week.

Messrs. Knight & Groom are going to Nashville this week to buy goods.

Misses Willie and Beulah Groom had an oyster supper one night last week at Andy Johnson's.

J.H. David, who has been contemplating going to Nashville to take boarders during the Centennial has given it out and is going to run his peddling wagon.

The good ladies of this community showed their talent for good cooking and plenty of it, last Sunday, by cooking Uncle Jeff Sneed a birthday dinner and carrying it to him at the close of his 87th year. The old man seemed to enjoy it very much. He talked about dying and the bright prospect of living when done with this old troublesome world. There were 42 persons who ate with him, including his children and grand-children and had enough left to feed as many more. Those that took part in the cooking were Mrs. Cynthia Fite, Mrs. M.E. David, Mrs. Menda Young, Mrs. Ida Groom and mother, Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Mattie Turner, Mrs. Mollie Sneed, Mrs. Arerna Sneed and daughter, Mrs Jennie Porterfield. John W. Hays and wife took dinner also.


R.D. Kitching went to Nashville last week.

John Goodner leaves this week for Nashville on a business trip.

I. White of Nashville, who has been visiting his daughters here, left for home Saturday.

Chas. Duke has moved to this place.

Frank Gore was here last Saturday.

Mrs. S.J. Bethel and Inez Tubb are expected home from St. Louis this week.

Ben Bennett is working for L.D. Smith in the produce business.

Z.W. Moores and family moved to this place.

Judge Robert Cantrell's wife died at ther home in Lebanon, Monday.

Mrs. Tempy Rowland was burned to death yesterday. She lived about one mile from town. Her clothing caught fire from the fireplace and her body was burned to a crisp before assistance arrived. Mrs. Rowland was alone in the room, her daughter being at the spring washing.

The infant child of Mr.& Mrs. Chas. Palmer died this morning.

Mrs. Judge Cantrell Dead

Mrs. Judge Robt. Cantrell died very suddenly of apoplexy at their home in Lebanon last Monday at 1 o'clock. She ate dinner as usual at noon and members of her family left on the 1 o'clock train, Judge leaving for Smithville about the same time. Judge Cantrell and his wife celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of their marriage during the holidays.

Letter from E.H. Stark, M.D. in Kosoma, I.T. [Indian Territory]
[Briefly talks about the Indians again, no names mentioned.]


E.L. Bradley is on the sick list this week.

Mr.& Mrs. T.A. Killman are visiting relatives at Commerce.

H.A. Bratten returned from a business trip to Nashville Friday.

Messrs. Cicero and Chas. Sullins of Watertown were here Sunday.

Mrs. J.P. Stark returned from a visit of several days to Nashville.

Bring your hens to J.T. Turney every Tuesday and get 5 cents per pound for them.

Mrs. W.J. Gothard has been on the sick list for a few days but she is improving now.

Mrs. S.D. Fite of Forks of Pike visited at Mrs. J.H. Stark's yesterday and last night.

DeKalb's representative, Trab Phillipps, will not go with the legislature to the inauguration.

Miss Novella West of Smithville visited her friends, Miss Mary and Maude Flippen Sunday.

It is said now that H. Clay Evans has been tendered the office of Commissioner of Pensions.

Fox Evans, who has been working with the telephone repairers, returned home Saturday.

Mrs. Henry Givan and children and Mrs. James Gibbs and little child of Forks of Pike visited the family of W.H. Robinson yesterday.

Last week when we said that Mrs. J.P. Stark had carried Maude and Carrie Gleason to the Orphan's Home, we should have said to the Industrial School.

Mr.& Mrs. J.B. Williams were called to the bedside of Mr. Williams' sister, Mrs. Pittman on lower Smith Fork Sunday. They returned home yesterday and report her dangerously ill.

J.W. Overall was in Alexandria Sunday.

Elmore Hill, a popular knight of the grip, was in town yesterday.

L.W. Rollins, the McCormick man, was here yesterday on business.

C.W.L. Hale and W.G. Evans attended court Smithville Monday.

Edgar Clark and Percy Whaley visited at Gordonsville Saturday and Sunday.

Mrs. C.W.L. Hale and Mrs. W.H. Wilkes visited in Alexandria yesterday.

Miss Keaton, daughter of Sam Keaton of Clear Fork, entered school here Monday.

Henry Bratten and Tom Lamberson visited in Warren county Saturday and Sunday.

Mrs. Corille McClellan of Alexandria visited Miss Mable McPeak Sunday evening.

Jas. H. Odom and wife of Auburn spent several days here last week visiting their daughter.

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