Editor, Will A. Vick

September 6, 1899

[R.C. Rose]

On the 6th of October, 1872, there was ushered into the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. A. Rose, in the town of Bidwell, Ohio, a small mite of humanity who was destined to be of more than ordinary note on the pinnacle of fame and success. The subject of this brief sketch is none other than R.C. Rose, whose picture appears above.

The father of Prof. Rose is a farmer and bears the distinction of possessing the brain and brawn of the pioneer fathers who have the honor of blazing a path through the western wilds; who opened the great plains to traffic causing civilization to follow in its wake.

Prof. Rose's mother, whose maiden name was Miss Calhoun, was a _______ [too faint] our statesman. She died last year.

Having the whole-souldness [?] and hardy-hood of his father intermingled with the royal blood of the Calhouns and Scotch-Irish fore-fathers coursing animatingly and warmly through his veins he pushed energetically to attain a place where a continuity of self-improvement could be had. And that was in the schoolroom as a teacher of young minds, a profession in which a large majority of our great men have won fame and fortune.

Although young Rose was the eldest child in a family of seven children he provided ways and means in which to fit himself for the sterner duties of life. He attended the public schools until eighteen years of age when he began to teach, which avocation he followed two years, then took and academic course, after which he graduated from the Lebanon (Ohio) University with high honors.

Mr. Rose came to Tennessee in 1897; was given the presidency of Pure Fountain College, the chair of which he filled with honor to the pupils, patrons, profession and himself.

His latest adventure was the purchasing of The Herald plant in June of this year. As a quill driver, he is proving a success and seems to have been born for the work. It is useless to say the business is prospering in his hands as anyone can see by the neat appearance of the paper, the growing subscription list and other improvements. He is a man of letters and devoted to his Creator. He is both a business and a literary man and is a gentleman of high moral purpose in life and is fast moving thereto. His gentlemanly demeanor and many noble traits of character have won for him a large and congratulating circle of friends since his migration to this state. He is energetic, polite and entertaining; firm in his convictions; steady and industrious; a man of broad intelligence and fine address.

[B.W. Robinson]

The above cut represents Mr. B.W. Robinson, the junior partner in the Seven Springs firm. He was born near Temperance Hall, DeKalb county, Tenn., Dec. 23, 1857.

Mr. Robinson's father, Judge W.T. Robinson, is a man of extreme directness of character and was a thrifty farmer and trader in early life. Beverly being the only son was rushed into business quite young.

His mother, Lucy Callicott, is a woman of great force of character and is possessed of shrewd common sense, combined with deep religious feelings and great gentleness of manner, taught him never to swear, never to touch liquor, never to tell a false-hood, and to be fearless and honest. With this as his motto she bade him go forward to the conquest of the world, and time attests how well he has succeeded.

Today Mr. Robinson is justly regarded as one of the best businessmen of DeKalb county. He is the owner of Snow Hill Stock Farm situated at the foot of Snow Hill, near Dowelltown, Tenn., and has one hundred growing mules. He has been a successful trader all of his life, having followed that occupation for a livelyhood. However, he regards the purchase on one-third interest in Seven Springs in 1893 to be the best trade of his life.

The crowning characteristic of Mr. B.W. Robinson however, is self-reliance; he keeps his own counsel _________[too faint] and is honest to the core.

At twenty-three years of age he was married to Miss Sallie Turrentine of Bedford county, Tenn., Feb 3, 1881. They have both been leaders in their community in every movement which looked to the material, intellectual and moral elevation of society. They had charge of the hotel at Seven Springs in 1894 and the springs have grown in favor and popularity every since until the premises have been crowded with health and pleasure seekers. And now they are compelled to build more room to the large and commodious hotel, the cut of which will appear on the 4th page of this paper.

[Dan O. Williams]

Hon. Dan O. Williams, whose picture appears above, was born inDeKalb county, near Alexandria. He was among that class destined to rise to distinction in spite of its unfavorable surroundings. He has demonstrated that all of school is not I contact with professor or to be mewed in walls of brick or stone; for his is undoubtedly one of nature's self-made men. In his younger days he was a cabinet maker by trade and now has many beautiful pieces of furniture, the workmanship of which was wrought by his own hands.

He taught school when he was a young man; later he studied law at night and shoved the plane in the daytime. In his law practice he has always been cautious and considerate. He lost his first case before the Magistrate but gained it before the Circuit Court. He has practiced law for twenty years and has never encouraged litigation to get a suit. Cautious in giving advice he seldom if ever loses a suit that he brings. He began the study of law at the age of seventeen and has been an ardent student of law and literature every since. One of the best libraries in the country of both literature and law is the pride of his home and office. Kind and benevolent, he has given bountifully to all charitable institutions that came to him for aid. Being kind and affectionate in his family and among his friends all speak of his generosity.

Being a leader in his political sphere, Mr. Williams is very favorably spoken of a s a candidate on the Democrat ticket for the next circuit judge of this district; he having had considerable experience in judicial lines. He has been county judge for DeKalb county and was commissioned as chancellor several times and has also been commissioned several times as Circuit Judge. Judge Williams now enjoys a large law practice, which he well deserves, because of his continued hard work and devotion to his clients.

Granville News

Fred T. Wilson and Miss Vallie Lee Folleman attended the Rome fair last week.

Henry Pippen found one [a pearl] last week for which he has been offered $45. Bill Reece found a good one Thursday for which he received $25.

Miss Leona Burns, who is visiting relatives here was lately taken very sick, but is now improving and has left for her home.

Dr. E.M. Shepherd has put up a telephone line from his store to his residence.

There are but two croquet players in town-"The Ugly Pardners," Joe Kelly and Joe Carver.

"Old Tobe" is sold. Bill Reece purchased him. He is twenty-two years and a true Democrat.

Rev. T.A. Carden held a series of meetings at Bethlehem last week.

Oscar Kelly is in from Texas after a ten months sojourn there.

Jack Morehouse is erecting a storehouse near here.

Syd McDonald wants to marry, but it will be years before he will announce the event.

Miss Edith Shepherd is visiting friends at Celina.

Miss Annie Lee is on the sick list.

Walter Maddux loves fifteen girls-ten at Flynn's Lick and five here.

Leighton Ferrill has purchased a farm near Granville.

Dry Creek

Geo. Farmer is very sick at this writing.

Mrs. Marvin Hale is on the sick list.

Mrs. Julia Tramel is on the sick list, but some better today.

Wm. Coffee, who has been very feeble for some time, is very sick at last report.

Clay Farmer is having the chills.

Henry Deaton had Wm. Lewis to bore him a well last week which adds to the help of Hard Scuffle, also Wm. Taylor has added another room to his house which adds much to its looks.

Wm. Barrett and wife visited at the family of Wm. Farmer's Friday.

Sydney Fuson, who left for Texas last week writes back that he is well pleased.

Some toughs went to the home of Daniel Coggin one night last week and made the old man and his family leave by rocking his house.

Jas. Thomas (col.) is talking about going to Indiana in a short time.

Jackson Rhody killed a large rattlesnake one day last week.

The good people of Hard Scuffle will have to elect another president over their marble yard as the present one, Chas. Reynolds, has the sore eyes and cannot attend.


Mrs. S.C. Tarver is spending a week at Algood before going to Mt. Pleasant.

Mr. and Mrs. Sherrill Evans from Smithville visited Mrs. Evans' brother, C.Y. Givan, this week.

Mr. and Mrs. James Givan were here today.

Mr. Dave Neal bought the Derrickson house and lot paying $1000 for it.


Seven Springs Hotel --- located at Joy post office in DeKalb county and occupies a position between the Central Basin and the Cumberland Table Lands of Cumberland Mountain.

Robinson Hotel Co. --- Joy, Tennessee

Whitson, Crowley & Foster --- Attorneys ---Smithville, Tenn

W.V. Whitson --- P.C. Crowley --- J.F. Foster

S.M. Talley, City Barber of Liberty
Shampoo and Seafoam for the Ladies
By Mrs. S.M. Talley

J.O. Logan, Dentist --- Liberty
Full sets of teeth ---Gold crowns

Alexandria, Tenn. --- O.P. Barry, Proprietor

Liberty, Tenn. --- Mrs. Whaley, Prop.

Murfreesboro, Tenn. --- Mat. Thornton, Manager

Smithville, Tenn. --- John C. West, Prop.

Watertown, Tenn.
I.L. Tribble & Son, Props.

Jas. A. Young --- Jeweler & Optician
Everything in Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Spectacles, Silverware -- Watertown, Tenn


Last Sunday at the home of the bride's grandfather, Mr. Bob Dearman of Smithville and Miss Lillian Avant of Dowelltown were united in the holy bonds of wedlock.

The ceremony, at the hands of Rev. Walkup, was beautifully given and very imposing. The bride and groom were unattended and the bride carried a beautiful bouquet of white lilies.

In addition to relatives, the following were present from Smithville; Bob Webb, Herbert West, C.P. Wilson, Chas. Potter, Jno. Robinson, Frierson Foster, Robert Calhoun, Earnest Dearman and Misses Hallie Dearman, Mattie Blankenship, Novella West, Omagh Tubb and Vera Potter.


Mrs. C.B. Williams, who has been quite sick for a while, is reported better this week.

Little Pauline Goodson has been quite sick but is getting better.

Miss Ada Marbury, the elocution teacher, has a large class and is getting along nicely.

Miss Sudie Gray of this place visited friends at Brush Creek a few days.

Old Dr. Fuson, who came to visit his daughter, Mrs. C.B. Williams, is reported ill.

Prof. O.B. Close preached an interesting sermon Sunday.

Tabby, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.B. Williams, is reported ill.

Little Miss Alice Wade is able to attend school after an illness of several days.

E.E. Foster, the deputy P.M., visited homefolks yesterday.

Mrs. D.G. Eaton is having her residence handsomely improved.

Mrs. Fannie Tubb and sister, Miss Martha Crowley, are on the sick list this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Forrester of Alexandria are visiting Mrs. Forrester's brother, Dr. T.J. Potter.


Lun Compton has the foundation laid for his dwelling he will build on East Main street.

Hal Tubb is building a new barn.

Ed Terry is having the foundation for his house on Locust street laid this week.

John Stevens has finished the painting on Roy & Jones Warehouse.

Robert and Ollie Hearn and E.A. Foutch had a fight Saturday morning.

The little son of John Reed died last week.

Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Woodside were in town today.

Ed Bone came home Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. C.W.L. Hale visited the family of S.W. McClellan last week.

Mrs. Oscar P. Hill and son, Miller Schurer Hill, of Salem, Rutherford county, are visiting relatives at this place.

A.E. Barry and Miss Cleo Rowland will be married Wednesday evening.

Mrs. Robert Allen has been ill for several days.

Ed Bethel and Tom Simpson went to Rome fair Saturday.

Miss Clara Dinges will leave next week for Rome, Ga. where she will enter school.

Mrs. Grafton Green of Lebanon is visiting her parents at this place.

Mrs. Gips Walker left for Nashville to visit relatives this week.

Prof. E.W. Brown left for Pulaski last week.

Miss Omagh Tubb of Smithville will visit Miss Lena Tubb of this place this week.

Miss Maybelle Peyton of Lebanon is visiting the family of Capt. Dinges.

Frierson Foster and Charlie Wilson of Smithville were here Thursday.

R.L. Rollins and wife of Gallatin are visiting relatives here.

Mr. and Mrs. Liv Tubb have returned from Bloomington Springs.

James Jones left today on a business trip.


Mr. P. Woodside went to Nashville last week on business.

Uncle Isaac Whaley, who has been a victim of sore boils, is better.

Profs. Wm. and C.H. Vickers of Youngblood gave us a call Saturday.

Mrs. E.H. Stard of Red Land, I.T. is visiting friends and relatives here.

Mr. Jas. Malone was absent from school last week attending meeting on Clear Fork.

The infant child of Samuel Keaton of Cottage Home, died last Sunday and was buried Monday.

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