Editor, Will A. Vick

March 31, 1897

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Nerman and Dayton Phillips have purchased them a new buggy and now drives a nice span. They dedicated the outfit by attending services at Rocky Valley last Sunday.

Rev. S.C. Baird filled his appointment at Pisgah Sunday.

Rev. M.A. Byars preached a very appropriate sermon at the 95th birthday of Aunt Millie Thompson, March 16th. There was a large crowd present and all bountifully fed.


B. Cobb, the contractor is making rapid progress on John Goodner's house.

Dr. Brien Tubb has been terracing his garden and building with a rock wall which is adding much to the appearance of the ground.

Rev. Z.W. Moore is improving his residence.

Rutland Bros. shipped this week several hundred bushel of clover seed.

L.D. Smith and Clayborn Davis went to Watertown Sunday.

Jeff Blackburn of Nashville is visiting home folks this week.

Miss Carrie Wade of Smithville is the guest of Miss Eula Smith.

A.P. Smith left for Nashville this morning.

Miss Cora Jarrall's class in drawing is preparing work to be placed in the Children's building at the Centennial.

Miss Alce Cullom of Liv Tubb's millinery department left today to attend the millinery openings and will be absent ten days.

Services at the Christian church Sunday were conducted by Eld. O.P. Barry.

Robert F. Jones of Woodbury and Miss Bell Wheeler of this place were married at the Methodist church last Wednesday, Rev. G.L. Beale officiating. After congratulations from the numerous friends who were present to witness the happy event, the bridal party left for Mechanicsville, the home of Mr. Jones mother, where they were tendered a reception. Mr.& Mrs. Jones will reside in Woodbury.

Ira Robinson has been driving the stage for the last week.

Van Garrison is very sick and there is little hope of his recovery.

Mrs. Will Yeargin and daughters were in town this morning.

Temperance Hall

J.M. Young went to Smithville today on business.

Rev. J.L. Young of Magness Mills visited his son, James, this week.

Mr. James Overall, a clever traveling man was here this week.

Mrs. Hattie Anthony is very feeble.

Mrs. Dr. Martin is sick.

Mrs. Sarah Hays visited Mrs. Sallie Martin Friday.

S.S. Robinson went to Hickman Monday.

R.B. James of Hickman was here this week.

Born to James Young and wife, a girl on the 26th.

Rich Hayes left today with his family for Nashville.

Wm. Pritchard, a substantial citizen of near Laurel Hill subscribed to "First Battle" on conditions that McKinly and Hobart's pictures be left out.

Our Neighbors

News Taken From Our County Exchanges

Wilson County -- The Tribune

Foster Boon left last week for Atlanta, Ga., where he goes to fill a season contract with a baseball club of that city. The contract was consummated only a few days before his departure.

Elliot, son of Mr.& Mrs. F.M. Holliway, died at the home of his parents near Holloway last Saturday night after a lingering illness of several weeks.

Mr.& Mrs. A.W. Page have returned home Huntsville, Ala., where Mr. Page went to secure the contract to build a jail at that place.

Prof. J.I.D. Hinds has returned after an extensive tour through the North.

Putnam County -- The Herald

We learn that Mrs. F.T. Fancher is very sick.

Mrs. Benton McMillin has been quite sick.

Mrs. W.W. Williams, who has been quite sick for several days, we are glad to learn is much better and will soon be well again.

The old Confederate soldiers are ransacking every nook and corner for relics of the late war to be placed on exhibition at the Centennial.

Col. I.E. Davis of Bolton, Miss., spent several days in Cookeville last week. The Colonel is one of the wealthiest planters in Mississippi and has been on a business trip in Kentucky and Tennessee and stopped over to visit relatives and friends in this city.

A very pretty wedding occurred at the home of Mrs. J.C. Freeze in this city last Sunday evening at 6:30 o'clock. Will S. Payne of Smith county and Miss Effie Freeze of this place being the happy contracting parties, Rev. R. Brett, pastor of the Baptist church at this place, officiating.

Millard F. Green of Celina, Clay county, died at his home last Sunday morning of fever. Mr. Green has served his county two or three times as county court clerk and was filling his fourth term as county trustee at the time of his death.

A very romantic wedding occurred in West Cookeville last Sunday evening at the home of Mr. Phil Rosh. It was another instance where parental objections were thrown to the wind and too, demonstrates the fact that love will triumph over all opposition. The participants in this happily-ended love affair are W.F. Meachum and Miss Laura Morgan. The groom is a valuable employee of the N & K Railroad and is admired by a large circle of friends. The bride is the beautiful daughter of W.C. Morgan of this place. They are now at home to their friends at the Holladay House.

Smith County -- The Times

Recently the youngest daughter of W.G. Bransford of New Middleton had an operation performed for appendicitis by Dr. Briggs of Nashville and Dr. J.L. Jones of New Middleton. The patient has constantly improved and is now in _________ _ecover. [page torn]

Chancellor T.J. Fisher of Carthage failed to hold court at Gainesboro last Monday on account of high water.

Mrs. Samuel Hankins of Grant is very sick. She fell down stairs last week and has been helpless ever since.

Last Saturday night the small house on the south side of Bradfords hill, in the 17th district, occupied by Walter Dickerson, was burned to the ground, together with its contents. They had gone to see a sick neighbor and the fire is supposed to have caught from a spark from the fireplace.

The foundation stone for T.P. Bridges new house in Carthage is being hauled.

Race Betty, a negro, was arrested at Brush Creek by Constable Allen and Deputy Sheriff Hall. He was tried before Esq. Courtney on the charge of being one of the parties who recently robbed the residence of Dr. J.G. Bridges and B.F.C. Smith. He pled guilty and was sent to the Carthage jail on Saturday. One Thursday night aboaut 12 o'clock, the above officers, accompanied by W.F. Barrett and E.C. Smith, arrested another negro named Bill Paul near Dowelltown on the same charge. He was brought to Brush Creek but the evidence against him was not sufficient to hold him.

Last Saturday while Thomas Holder, white, and Thomas Rose, colored, were boating in the backwater at Dixon Springs, a quarrel arose between them. Rose attempted to hit Holder with a paddle when Holder struck Rose with the sharp end of another paddle breaking his skull at the base. Rose was out on Sunday and what the result of his injuries will be are awaited with interest.

Last Friday night S.R. Johnson, living near New Middleton, who had been in feeble health for three years, breathed his last surrounded by his family and friends. On Saturday afternoon he was buried with Masonic honors. The service at the house was participated in by Revs. Hinson, Carden and Eastes.


Whereas the great and Supreme Ruler of the universe has in his infinite wisdom, removed from among us one of our worthy and esteemed Comrades, General W.B. Stokes, who joined M.M. Floyd Post, No. 16, Department of Tenn., in 1885. [Paper torn] John F. Yeargin, Chr., E.W. Bass, W.T. Robinson, Committee

J.W. Overall is in Washington on business.

Dick Goodson was on our streets yesterday.

Born to D.H. Hill and wife last Saturday, a boy.

Miss Bertie Avant of Dowelltown was here yesterday.

Capt. Moorefield of Rome spent Monday night at Dr. Squires.

Miss Stella Stone of Dowelltown visited relatives here yesterday.

Mrs. C.W.L. Hale and Mrs. Irene Wilkes are at Alexandria today.

Fate Jenkins of Alexandria visited the family of Ed Bradley Sunday.

R.H. Givan visited his father's family at Smithville a few days last week.

J.P. Stark has been appointed Administrator of J.H. Stark, dec'd.

Mrs. Matilda Bratten of Watertown visited relatives here several days last week.

Richard Anderson (col.) has a little girl recently gone blind from a relapse of the measles.

Mrs. Irene Wilkes was out wheeling yesterday. Liberty can boast of one lady bicyclist.

Miss Eula Turner of Dry Creek is visiting her grandmother, Mrs. Turner, here this week.

Bob Oakley, Sr. and J.W. Reynolds have bought new Reversible Disc Harrows this week.

Ed (Pat) Robinson of Dowelltown desires us to publicly express his thanks to some unknown person for a beautiful bouquet of flowers.

The colored Methodist church caught on fire last Sunday near the flue and for a few minutes it looked like the structure was doomed, but by hard work it was saved.

S.W. Keaton has a magnificent farm of 400 acres near Cottage Home for sale. 200 acres in cultivation, balance well set in grass. Good house and out improvements.

J.B. Tubb, James Oakley and W.J. Avant, prominent farmers of the Temperance Hall country, were here last Friday and bought a new Reversible Disc Harrow each from Vick & Bright.

Mrs. J.L. Hollandsworth is some better this week.

F.W. Hobson of Helton was here yesterday on business.

Esq. Alfred Hancock is getting after a long tight spell.

Esq. Joe Clarke is better today. Monday he had a pretty tight spell.

James Foutch of the Helton country spent last night in town.

Gus Willard of the Milton country was here last week on business.

W.B. Evans is having a well bored on his property by Clark & Williams.

Shelah Turner and H.C. Givan of Forks of Pike were in town Sunday.

Miss Ama Henley of near Alexandria visited Miss Forrest Squires Sunday and Monday.

Mrs. Barnett and two children of Nashville came up Monday evening to visit the family of C.L. Bright.

Pleas Crowley and Harry Robinson of Smithville were on the stage this morning bound for Nashville.

J.D. Smith has resigned the post mastership at this place. His four years limit would not expire till August.

Bob Donnel came up from Brush Creek Monday and got a wagon load of farm implements.

Cecil Malone, little son of Abe Malone of Dismal, who we reported as being quite sick, was moved to his father's home Thursday.

The most interesting feature of the Sunday School Convention at Asbury, April 10, will be the model S.S. conducted by W.R. Caplinger.

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