THE LIBERTY HERALD
Editor, Will A. Vick
January 11, 1899
Josh Jennings moved to Pick-up Monday.
Rus Patton and Ed Johnson went to Alexandria Wednesday.
B.R. Kennedy returned to Nashville Monday where he will attend school.
Stanton Smith will go to school at Jackson, Tenn.
Lum Bailiff and sister, Miss Josie, visited very dear friends at Prosperity Monday.
Will Young is visiting homefolks this week.
J.D. Smith of Watertown was visiting Miss Hollie Young Sunday.
Hop Young and Anson Kennedy spent Monday night with Lum Bailiff.
Dr. J.L. Jones, son of F. and M.P. Jones, was born at Liberty, Aug. 14, 1848; died at his home in New Middleton, Dec. 4, 1898. He leaves a wife and two daughters, and four brothers and three sisters to mourn his loss.
D. Johnson was recently down at Nashville for a few days stay.
Zack Tolliver is in Gallatin this week assisting invoicing a stock of drugs.
E.P. Jennings of Statesville is in the trustees off ice assisting J.L. Knight.
W.G. Baird of Baird Mills has five of his family sick, three with typhoid fever, one thought to be taking the same disease and one with rheumatism.
Lyle Marshall, while shooting a target gun during the Holidays, shot one of his fingers, the shot piercing about an inch. It was extracted by Dr. J.B. Cowan.
Morgan Harper, col., had his throat cut and a wound made on the side of his face, by a knife in the hands of Frank Lester on Christmas Eve. Lester has fled and Harper is improving.
Two of the children of John Sims of Greenwood have died with a strange and unknown disease within the last six months. The throat is chiefly affected, ulcerations set up on the inside first and afterwards sores break out on the outside. The are said to suffer extremely. Two other of his children have been attacked with the same disease but are able to be about.
Chancellor T.J. Fisher went to Nashville on Tuesday to visit the Legislature.
Miss Mamie and Elsie Turner of Gordonsville visited friends here during Christmas.
Elder Granville Lipscomb of Nashville gave the people two excellent sermons in the Christian church. Elder J.C. McQuiddy will probably preach at the same place Jan. 22.
Col. John A. Fite killed his two domesticated deer on Friday before Christmas. He spent the Holidays with his daughter at Lebanon.
Chester Hart visited his grandparents in Nashville.
Geo. S. Corley and family, who enjoyed a few weeks visit to relatives in DeKalb and Wilson counties, have returned home.
W.E. Myer and wife attended the Byrne-Price wedding near Rome last week.
Miss Bessie Fisher, who was in Nashville for two months under the care of a physician, has returned home and is still confined to the house.
Last Sunday Rev. J.B. Jordan delivered two excellent sermons in the Methodist church.
Last Saturday night Misses Mittie Oliver and Ella Ward entertained a party of the young folks at the residence of H.B. Oliver.
Prof. R.L. Crouch spent Christmas with his father at Murfreesboro; Mrs. R.L. Crouch at Christmas dinner with her sister at Memphis; Miss Lettie Crouch made her parents at Bellbuckle happy by her presence on Christmas day and Prof. Harry Clark enjoyed Christmas at Winchester with his relatives. Monday found them eager for work at Joseph W. Allen college.
On Christmas day while Rev. T.H. Hinson was delivering his sermon in Mt. Zion M.E. Church near Rome, he heard someone call 'fire'. No attention was paid to it, however, the supposition being that some boys were shooting firecrackers. In a few moments a lady in the congregation discovered the ceiling to be on fire and gave the minister and congregation warning. The sermon was abruptly ended, the congregation dispersed, two benches were saved and the church was soon a pile of smoldering embers.
Mr. Levi Wilson of Smithville was here Wednesday enroute for Atlanta where he will engage in the stock trade business during the winter months.
Geo. S. Stroud left for Atlanta Tuesday afternoon with a carload of mules. He was accompanied by his wife and they expect to spend about two months in that city.
Mr. E.W. Potter has moved his family from Smithville to McMinnville and located here to engage in business. He has formed a partnership with W.W. Mullican and they will occupy one of Magness' new storerooms on Spring Street.
Rev. I.S. Baker on last Wednesday night tendered his resignation as pastor of the Baptist church at this place.
Ben Waterman was here Monday.
Jas. W. Clarke has returned to Kansas.
Elzie Givans had business on Helton Sunday.
Robt. Patterson of Alexandria was here Monday.
U.W. Neal of Watertown was in Liberty Monday.
Miss Nannie Groom visited relatives here yesterday.
Ike Fite of Brush Creek was here Monday on business.
J.J. Smith of Smithville was here Thursday and Friday.
Jake McMillin of Statesville was here on business yesterday.
Mrs. Hattie Woodside has been very feeble for the past two weeks.
Mart Talley has moved his barbershop to the Lamberson block in Black Bottom.
T. Groom and family have moved to Chattanooga where he will go into business.
John W. Overall has been very sick with 'grippe' at his home in Nashville for several days.
Mrs. N.J. Keaton has not entirely recovered from injuries she received a couple months ago.
Rev. W.H. Gilbert did not fill his appointment on Clear Fork Sunday on account of high water.
J.T. Knight and W.L. Sellars, two prominent young businessmen of Cottage Home were here.
Charles L. Hale, an old Liberty boy, has joined Co. M., 5th Reg. U.S. Inf. and is stationed at Fort McPherson, Ga.
Messrs. Jas. Fuson of Smithville and Guy Wilson of Nashville were putting monuments in Salem graveyard Monday.
A.A. Selden, the insurance agent of McMinnville, who was convicted of selling notes in 1897, was pardoned by Gov. Taylor Monday.
Will Crook of Texas has been spending several days with relatives.
Miss El__ Rollins of Alexandria, the daughter of John Rollins, dec'd, was living at last reports. A love affair is said to be at the bottom of it. [Not really legible, but it seems to say that she shot herself]
Jas. Givan was in town Monday.
Mrs. James Bradley is on the sick list.
James Fletcher spent Sunday in Liberty.
W.H. Huggins is doing tolerable well this week.
Dave Ballinger of Dry Creek spent Sunday in Liberty.
Emmet Barger visited relatives at McMinnville last week.
A little Miss Clark of Dry Creek is visiting at W.H. Huggins.
Eld. Tom Eastes preached at Salem.
Darris Mathis moved to Dry Creek Monday and will farm this year.
Andy Johnson, the butcher from Cottage Home, was here yesterday.
Mrs. Frances Ellege near Woodbury has been dangerously ill for several days.
Esq. John and Dallas Odom of the Auburn country were here one day last week.
George Bradley and T.E. Vick have exchanged their property in the north part of town.
R.B. Vanatta had a fine heifer to die mysteriously Saturday.
Miss Pauline Jones of Woodbury was defeated for Librarian by a Miss Lauderdale in the democratic caucus.
M.A. Stark moved from Dowelltown Monday and is domiciled in the residence recently occupied by J.H. Overall.
Mrs. James Sellars is in Nashville having gone down last week to undergo a surgical operation.
Chas. Hendrixson of Mt. Peak, Texas, left for his home Monday after spending several days with his fathers' (W.C. Hendrixson) family of Dry Creek.
A most enjoyable occasion came off Saturday night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Vick. The entertainment was given under the auspices of the Ladies Home Mission society.
Bob Preston spent last night in town.
Miss Myrtle Payne is visiting at Grant.
R.A. Adamson of Gath was here Saturday.
Chas. Wilson of Smithville was in town Monday.
A Mrs. Hatly died near Prosperity last Monday.
Mr. Wm. Vick has been on the sick list several days.
Robt. Givan spent last week with relatives in Watertown.
Miss Nannie Taylor has returned to her home at Capling.
Dicksie Floyd came home from a couple of weeks with relatives at Alexandria.
Bob Odom of Smithville transacted business (?) for the county (?) in Liberty Sunday.
John Thomas, a respectable colored man living on Snow's Hill, died Saturday and was buried Sunday.
J.H. Overall moved his family to his farm near Murfreesboro Monday.
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