Editor, Will A. Vick

May 3, 1899

Land Sales

in Circuit Court, Smithville, Tenn. May 8, 1899 [very, very faint]

B.L. [or R.L.] Cantrell vs. E.L. Lawrence, et als

C.W.L. Hale vs. R.L. Clark

Thorp Springs, Texas

Misses Sudie Patterson and Minnie Carnes spent Friday and Saturday in Granbury.

Cards are out announcing the marriage of Mr. Percy T. Carnes and Miss Annie Nichols, which is to take place May 3, 1899 at Albuquerque, N.M. Miss Nichols has for some years been teaching a government school at Parvata, New Mexico. She is a native of Kentucky, while Percy T. is a son of W.D.G. Carnes and a native of Tennessee.

We were sorry to hear of the illness of M.E. Roy of Forks of Pike.

Mrs. Cora Davidson has pneumonia.

Mr. and Mrs. R.J. Clanton will soon move to Arkansas.

Andrew Stalcup has gone West to take up land.

B.J. Forbes and wife are visiting in Parker today.

A Description of Auburn

I will try to give you a little idea of Auburn. First we come to is the roller mills on the left, run by Capt. B.A. High, also a saw mill outfit is attached to the mills. Next we find is the livery stable, run by Greif Brewies & Son, also the stock scales. Then we cross over on the right and find our hustling grocerymen and horse traders by the name of G.H. McBroom & Son, also a medical office in the hands of our affable Dr. McKnight. Now we will cross over Marshal creek bridge and come to the blacksmith shop run by Talley Bros. on the left hand side. Then to our right we find the shoe shop run by Rich Hancock. Next we find the Champion restaurant run by Alvah Champion, who will quit business any time to enjoy Dowelltown and our peddler, Joe Champion is situated in the adjoining room. Next we find Will Kennedy's dry goods house, which carries a nice line. Then we find our hustling flour exchange man, Author Odom, who says you should eat biscuit four times a day.

Next we find the dry goods house and drug store both combined, carried on by Summar & Turney. Dr. Turney being our doctor and drug store, this firm carries a good trade and will welcome you at any time. On our left we find our hustling merchants, W.R. Robinson & Co., who will treat you right. W.R. Robinson is our postmaster and will accommodate you at any time in the mail department.

Back to the right we find the blacksmith and woodshop run by Jones & Brasher, who will do you first class work at a low rate. We now have the undertakers shop in the hands of T.M. Brasher, who is ready at all times to take care of the dead. Next to be seen is the college under the management of Miss Ida Carter, who will instruct the young folks. Back to our left we see the Christian church and they will welcome you at preaching on each second Sunday by Rev. Tracy. Next we find the blacksmith shop run by J.T. Quarles & Son, who will do you first class work. Last but not least we come to the Baptist church with Rev. G.A. Ogle as pastor, who will welcome you every first Sunday. The membership is a very large number. Now we will go back two or three hundred yards then we find our genial photographer, O.E. Overall, who will make you look pretty whether it is natural or not.


We, as pupils of Profs. Gold & Bratten desire to show our appreciation for their many kind deeds and loving patience towards us during the few months we have been under their instruction. Therefore, be it resolved -- Minnie Pritchett, Gertie Stark, Lola Robinson, Torie Bratten, Oscar Whaley, Luther Stricklin, -- Committee

Our Neighbors

News Taken From Our County Exchanges

Warren County ----- The Standard

Messrs. F.M. Smith and W.W. Fairbanks attended court at Spencer.

Judge Smallman returned home Saturday from a short visit to Washington City, accompanied by his daughter, Miss Lillian, who had spent several months in the capital.

At 1 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, April 20th, Mr. Charles S. Ive was married to Mrs. Laura R. Hickerson, at the home of her father, Mr. J.C. Ramsey, by Rev. W.R. Holmes, pastor of the C.P. Church. Only a few of the relatives and friends were present.

Wilson County ----- The Democrat

J.W. Mann and Jo Mann of Waco, Texas are visiting relatives in the country.

Walter Hancock, who had his leg broken in a runaway several weeks ago, is able to get out and was in town to attend the horse sale this week.

Senator Ed T. Seay, the youngest and also one of the most active and progressive members of the present state senate, was here attending the stock sale yesterday.

W.D. Fisher, assistant cashier of the Smith County Bank, died Monday at his home in Carthage. He was an exemplary young man and was deservedly popular. He was a past chancellor of the K of P and also a Mason, by which order he was buried Tuesday.

Smith County ----- The Times

Elder J.C. McQuiddy stayed over until Wednesday and conducted the religious services at the funeral of W.D. Fisher on Tuesday morning.

Rev. S.N. Fitzpatrick of Enoch was in town Wednesday.

Miss Ethel Jordan returned last Tuesday from an extended visit to relatives and friends near Dixon Springs.

E.B. Price of Rome was in town to attend W.D. Fisher's funeral.

Rev. J.B. Jordan is holding protracted meeting in Celina, Clay county, this week.

Misses Fannie Clark and Annie Lee of Elmwood are guests of the family of Mrs. Joseph Myer this week.

After an illness of three weeks and five days with typhoid-malarial fever, W.D. Fisher, eldest son of Esq. J.M. and Sallie DeWitt Fisher, died quietly last Monday morning at 8:30 at his home in Carthage.

James Joplin, a former citizen of Buhler, but who has made his home in Texas for the last 10 years, came in on a visit recently and died on Saturday, April 16. His remains were buried Sunday in the Robin Joplin burying ground.

Elder T.B. Larimore, a resident of Alabama, who has conducted several revivals in this section, will arrive Saturday to begin a protracted meeting in the Christian Church.

Rev. W.T. Haggard of Lebanon, presiding elder of this district, will begin a protracted meeting in the Carthage Methodist Church.

Prof. R.L. Couch, principal of the Jos. W. Allen college, went to Murfreesboro Saturday to see his father who is in very bad health.

Last Thursday night, at the home of the bride's mother in South Carthage, Ben S. Read, the accommodating head of the Carthage telephone exchange and a member of the grocery firm of J.S. Read & Co., was quietly married to Miss Sallie Stevens, a bright, vivacious young lady, well known by many in Smith county. Rev. J.B. Jordan officiated in his usual impressive way.

Temperance Hall

Uncle Jack Mason and Esquire Askew are still doing our fishing.

Dr. Robert Mason is somewhat delirious this week, it is a girl and he is very happy.

Mr. Green Midget went to Dowelltown the 29th inst.

Messrs. B. Waterman, B.H. Washburn, James Williams and several other traveling salesman were here last week.

Mr. John McBride moved yesterday to the residence formerly occupied by Mrs. Mattie Anthony.

Mrs. D. Driver is now convalescent.


Mr. Thompson, an aged citizen of Smith county, who has been visiting his daughter, Mrs. Tom McGee of this place, died on last Saturday night of pneumonia and was buried at the Mt. Vernon Cemetery on Sunday.

Dr. Harry Lee of Cookeville visited his sister, Mrs. R.L. Jennings of this place, on Friday.

Marvin Turney and Aubrey Jennings went to Liberty Sunday evening.

The musical entertainment given at the home of W.H. Tally last Saturday was enjoyed by all. Misses Hattie Quarles, Ada Clark, Eula Dillon and Hattie Cason, all of Greenvale, were in attendance. We are greatly indebted to Miss Claude for the musical, also to Rus Patton and Marvin Turney for their excellent music.

Messrs. Ed Johnson, Webster Armstrong and others paid Greenvale their weekly visit.


Mrs. W.A. McClellan is on the sick list.

Rev. W.P. Banks preached at Brush Creek Sunday.

Miss Jennie Turner gave an entertainment at her home Saturday night in honor of Misses Hassie and Elisie Campbell of Liberty.

Little Frank Duggin, son of Dr. Duggin at this place, who has been staying in Auburn, came home last night to stay with his father.

We understand that Clay Stark of Clear Fork contemplates going into the grocery business and will make "coffee" a specialty.

Dave Lewis of Statesville visited relatives here Sunday.

Wm. Grooms and family visited relatives here Sunday.

Tom McClellan and wife of Grant are visiting Esq. McClellan's.

Will Nixon of Lancaster was in these parts Sunday on business (?).

Shade Tramel of Indian Creek was in town Sunday.

Luther Strickland went to Watertown Saturday.

Wonder why J.C. Stark and Cridner Pullin looked so bad Sunday.

Oscar Close had business in Liberty Sunday evening.

Last Saturday night while Bud Fuson was carrying his girl home from a supper here, his rival, little Jno. Thomas got very jealous and hid out with a shotgun, so when Fuson and the girl came by, he let it fire and the result was a few holes in Fuson's hat and the girl ceased to be with him when he came to himself. The boy was taken up and put in jail for a few days.


DeKalb county is well represented here today, there being quite a number attending Buffalo Bill's show, among whom the writer has chanced to see is your townsman, Mr. Elza Givan.

S.F. Anderson and family spent Saturday and Sunday with the writer at his "Peaceful Valley" home. Mr. Anderson has been appointed Dept. U.S. Marshal for Davidson county and may locate near the writer and become a neighbor of Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Hayes.

James Parker, one of Alexandria's enterprising lawyers, is employed at the Federal court and will spend the night with the writer while "down".

It makes the heart of a DeKalb countian overflow with gratitude to shake the hand of Hershel Bratten of Liberty, who is employed in the U.S. Marshal Overall's office.

One of the three editors, [of DeKalb county] was mixing and mingling with Nashville's people, was the efficient editor of the Smithville Review-Mr. D.F. Wallace.

While waiting at the depot one day to meet the Lebanon train the writer had the pleasure of meeting Capling's enterprising merchant, Mr. Hershel Overall.

While walking down the street one day, I chanced to meet one of Smithville's good merchants-Mr. Morris Phillips.

Among other upper country people who were in town during past several days in attendance at Federal court and on other business were, Capt. P. Jones and son, Buffalo Valley; Ike Bates, Silver Point; Nude Johnson, Silver Point; Drs. Fisher and Smith of Laurel Hill; Tom Dabbs, Smithville; Russel Medley, Silver Point; Bill Tubb (col.), Temperance Hall; and many others whose names the writer failed to get.

The writer was grieved to hear of the death of Mrs. Mattie Anthony of Temperance Hall.


Benton Smith, who accidentally shot himself a few days ago, is improving rapidly.

Ed Terry, James Jones, and Mrs. H.D. Foust and son left this morning for Nashville.

D.W. Dinges has returned from Bon Air.

Mrs. Martha Turner, Mrs. Green Wright and Miss Mattie Driver of Temperance Hall were in town Monday.

Mrs. Andy Keirsey and daughter of Gordonsville were here today.

E.A. Foutch is in Nashville this week.

Messrs. Stark, Bratten & Woodside are working on Hal Tubb's house this week.

Thomas Marker, administrator of the estated of Mrs. Levia Goodner, had a sale of household goods Saturday.

Cicero Sullins was in town today.

John Goodner sold Mrs. Smith Henley an organ last week.

Fleming Mefford is in Franklin this week.

Elder Fred Pendleton and wife of East Nashville, are visiting relatives at this place.

Levi Rodgers and wife were in town today.


Mrs. Ed Gleason is on the sick list.

Elza Givan went to Nashville Saturday.

Herbert West spent Thursday night in town.

Ernest Smartt of Brush Creek was here Sunday.

W.D. Bass wants to sell his farm of Smith Fork.

Marvin Turney of Statesville was in Liberty Sunday.

Millet seed and Whipporwill peas at T.G. Bratten's.

Mrs. Sam Woodside is with relatives at Dowelltwon.

Robert Patterson of Alexandria was in town Monday.

Miss Laura Warford of Helton was in town shopping Monday.

Mr. Jas. Tubb of Smith Fork was in to see us print last Wednesday.

Misses Ella Floyd and Irene Rutland visited relatives here Sunday.

Miss Nancie Potter visited relatives here from Wednesday to Saturday.

Shoes! Shoes! Fine shoes and slippers at W.A. Bass & Co.-Dowelltown.

W.R. Bratten is recovering from a severe attack of rheumatism.

W.G. Evans is attending the Whitlock-White debate on Walker's Creek.

Work is progressing on J.L. Lamberson's store building which will be ready for occupancy in a short while.

Jas. Williams and wife, for several years esteemed people of this place, but now of lower Smith Fork, were in town Saturday.

W.B. Lamberson came up from Nashville Saturday to accompany his wife and children home. They left for Nashville yesterday morning.

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