Editor, Will A. Vick

April 19, 1899

Thorp Springs, Texas

It is with remorse and sadness we announce the death of two of our Christian women, viz, Mrs. Perry Green, who died last Sunday of consumption and Mrs. Maggie Lewis, who died of pneumonia.

Eld. B.J. Forbes and Miss Minnie Sisk were united in marriage at the home of the bride's mother, near Weatherford, April 5th, and are now all at home here.

Mrs. Whiznant of Brownwood is here and will remain throught the summer with her brother, Mr. Perry Green.

Mrs. James Thornton of Cressen spent today visiting friends at this place.

We read with pleasure the letter in "The Herald" written by Alva Lamberson.

Miss Virginia Tennessee Nunley left Thorp Springs Friday for Dawn, Texas, where she has secured an eight months free school.

Mr. John Patterson, our townsman and neighbor, assisted by his dog, killed a large wolf near town last week.

Our Neighbors

News Taken From Our County Exchanges

Wilson County ----- The Democrat

E.L. Robertson, a former typo in this office, is here this week visiting his mother.

Dan Vanghan, a prominent colored citizen, died last Saturday and was buried Sunday.

Dr. Andrew Carter, brother to George Carter, died at Corinth, Miss. last Monday, age 76 years. He left Wilson county 50 years ago and doubtless only a few of our oldest citizens will remember him.

J.N. Holloway received a telegram Sunday morning announcing the death of his sister, Mrs. Martha Steed of Waco, Texas.

Warren County ----- The Standard

Judge M.D. Smallman left Thursday for Washington, D.C., to bring his daughter home.

The residence of Dr. A.B. Ramsey came near being destroyed by fire last Tuesday morning.

The dead body of John McPherson was found, riddled with buckshot, in the southern part of Van Buren county, near the home of Thos. Bouldin, last Saturday. He was shot from ambush and the officers have no clue to the perpetrators of the deed. McPherson was in the employ of the Caney Fork Coal, Iron and Railroad Co. and bad blood had existed between that company and some of the mountaineers for several years.

Cannon County ----- The Press

The large furniture store of L.H. McCrary caught fire in the upper story from a defective flue last week, but with the assistance of Bradley K. Hamm, Mr. McCrary succeeded in extinguishing the flames before they gained much headway.

Bud St. John and C.C. Smithson engaged in a difficulty a few miles from town one day last week in which Smithson stabbed St. John a painful wound on the head. Dr. M.B. McCrary was called in and dressed and reported that St. John will recover.

Will Cook and family have moved to a farm near Murfreesboro.

While W.F. Barrett [sic] and his little son were driving down Rush Creek in a buggy last week a team of horses belonging to John Tenpenny ran away with a wagon and ran into the buggy from the rear, utterly demolishing it. Both Mr. Brevard [sic] and his son escaped unhurt.

Throat Cut

Bill Caldwell Killed by A. Ferrel near Smithville

As a result of a falling out over the surveying of a tract of land Bill Caldwell now lies a corpse, his throat having been cut by Arch Ferrel yesterday evening near night. Ferrel is now in jail at this place and will be tried tomorrow. The tragedy occurred about three miles from town and minute particulars could not be learned.

Temperance Hall

Mr. Green Wright went to Watertown on the 15th inst.

Last Saturday and Sunday were unlucky days, that is, for those visiting the creek here, as several fell into the water. Little Grady Turner, son of Mr. James Turner, fell into deep swift water but was rescued by Mr. Charles Rose.

Mrs. Mattie Anthony of this place is very ill. Her son, Charles Anthony of Texas, is here visiting her.


Rev. W.P. Banks filled his regular appointments here Sunday.

Judge W.T. Robinson is able to be out on the streets again, after being confined to his room for several months.

Uncle Thomas Chapman is improving and will probably be out in a few days.

Miss Etta Williams of Liberty was the guest of Mrs. Julia Williams Sunday.

Lon Barry and family of Indian Creek and W.H. Barry and wife of Brush Creek attended religious services here Sunday.

Lem Stark is in Nashville this week.

Arthur Beasley, a little colored boy of this place, who has been attending school at Nashville, ran away one day last week and came home.

Orley Duggin was in town Sunday on business (?).


Rev. M.B. Scott preached an interesting sermon at Helton church Sunday.

It is reported that Elder Lyons will give up his pastorate at the Cumberland church.

Rev. T.J. Eastes will preach at the Baptist church the first Sunday in May.

Flemming Mefford will start out on a drumming trip for a Nashville Wholesale Grocery house this week.

H.D. Foust, Jr. has gone to Nashville.

Bob Simpson of Rome was here yesterday.

Phil Pledger is in charge of Roy & Jones ware rooms.

Filmore Roddy is here today.

Judge Dan Williams has built an addition to his law office on Main street.

Dave Rowland was at home Sunday.

J.P. Stark was here last week.

Miss Julia Smith spent Sunday with home folks at Watertown.

Charlie Smith and wife of Watertown, were here this week.

Mr. Ed. Bethel visited relatives in Smith county this week.

Attorney James Parker is attending Federal court.


Mrs. Jacob Vantrease, at the toll gate west of Alexandria, who has been so very low for some time, is improving.

Mr. Hill from Liberty, who bought a farm from Mr. Horace Young near Saulsberry, was moving down last week. His son, Demps, moved in also last week. It is a splendid farm, but a little off of a public thoroughfare. He paid $2000 cash for it, I hear.

L.D. Smith and wife visited yesterday at J.R. Neal's at Mahone and last night at W.J. Smith's near Holmes Gap.

I learn that Mr. George Young who lately married the Widow Sayle at Watertown is badly deranged and was carried last Friday to his son's near Milton.

Mr. Hershel Bass of near Dowelltown was down near Mahone last week.

The widow Josie Marks is having her home painted. A.J. Kilzer [is] doing the work.

J.W. George is building some nice cedar cisterns.

W.J. Smith has hog cholera on his place.


Miss Lelia Whaley is at Watertown.

Uncle Joe Young was in town Thursday.

W.H. Allen has been chilling since our last.

Esq. Robinson of the 20th district was in town Friday.

J. Bethel Womack is out after a severe spell of tonsilitis.

Lun Rollins of Alexandria had business in town Friday.

Misses Zora Stevens and Myrtle Payne were in town this morning.

Mrs. Matilda Bratten of Watertown is with the family of T.H. Stark.

The foundation for J.L. Lamberson's new store was laid yesterday.

Misses Willie and Beulah Groom of Prosperity were in Liberty Sunday.

Mrs. Will A. Vick and son, Harry, are visiting relatives and friends in Carthage.

Misses Isa and Sallie Givan are back from Watertown after several days visit there.

Mrs. Sam Woodside and Mrs. John Bass and children visited relatives at Dowelltown yesterday.

Sewell Berry, who left last week for Ind. Terr., writes back that he is well pleased and expects to locate.

Misses Mattie Lamberson and Gertrude Stark returned home from Watertown Sunday.

Rev. W.H. Gilbert filled his regular appointment at the Methodist church Sunday.

J.D. Smith and J.A. Bass went to Pea Ridge, about six miles south of town, last Sunday, to see Jackson Pugh, who is in feeble health with slim chances of recovery.

The Pension Board has several applicants for examination today. They are Amos G. Jackson, Bloomington; Newton J. Angel, Monoville; Josiah T. Highers, Carthage; Wm. J. Vaught, Milton; John New, Laurel Hill.

Rev. J.H. Whitlock of the Baptist church and Rev. L.S. White of the Christian church, formerly of Watertown but now of Gallatin, will engage in a religious debate at Walker's Creek church.

R.M. Priest was here Sunday and Monday. Matt is a smooth barber.

Ollie Luck was in these parts Sunday.

Ed Evans went to Smithville yesterday.

Chas. Potter of Smithville was in Liberty Sunday.

Hon. J.J. Smith of Smithville spent last night in town.

T.M. Bright was at Temperance Hall fishing Saturday.

Mrs. John Gleason of Lower Smith Fork is in town today.

Shelah Sullins went to Watertown Saturday.

Miss Jeffie Stone of Dowelltown spent Monday night at C.H. Evan's.

The young folks were given a social at Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Vick's Monday night.

Robt. Gwatney of Hickman was here Monday putting up a McCormick self-binder.

Mr. Jas. Tubb, a substantial farmer of Lower Smith Fork spent Monday night with H.A. Hill.

Lee Smith left for Nashville Sunday to attend the funeral of the late Col. W.C. Smith, who died at Manila.

Misses Nonnie Bratten and Elsie Baird, [Beard], Watertown young ladies, are here visiting relatives.

D.H. Hill came up from Saulsberry where he recently moved, to carry H.A. Hill's household effects to that place.

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