Editor, Will A. Vick

September 11,1889

Cherry Valley

On the lot of Jo Berry there is soon to be erected a new dwelling.

As S.D. Patton has left for school the depot agency was placed in the hands of W.B. Alexander.

'Possom Hollow

Where is 'Possom Hollow? The source of Kennedy's creek in the extreme Western portion of the 14th district and part of the 15th.

Rufus McMillen, once of the Statesville neighborhood, has lately purchased a farm in this locality.

Jas. Thomas and family and Caesar Thomas, all of Long Branch, Mississippi, are spending the summer with their father, S.N. Thomas.

Sug Sneed, our worthy road overseer, has been doing some valuable work on our road.


Mrs. Bob Dougherty is improving rapidly.

S.C. Odom's little girl, Bernice, has been sick with fever.

C.C. Odom has been suffering with a snagged hand.

Dougherty & Bryan auctioned off several of their buggies Saturday.

W.H. Groom, adm. of Wm. Groom, dec'd., will offer for rent to the highest bidder a good farm lying near the mouth of Hurricane Creek.

Miss Nannie Jones has gone on a visit to Manchester.

G.H. McBroom's baby is very sick today.

Clear Fork

W.B. Preston has bought a ninety dollar buggy.

Mrs. J.B. Adams was buried at the Overall graveyard last week. She was the d/o Hon. H.A. Overall of this place.

Prof. H.H. Bratten's school closes next week.

J.A. Bass and wife are visiting at Liberty this week.

Miss Etta Woodside was visiting T.D. Bass' last week.

Temperance Hall

J.F. Frazier, in company with Miss Hettie Rose, took a trip to Smithville last week.

Eld. T.L. Moody took dinner with Uncle Fox Evans.


Mrs. West Tribble and two children, formerly of this community, but now living in Arkansas, are sojourning at W.H. Tribble's. They anticipate remaining here until Christmas.

Uncle Noah Jones has returned from Kentucky where he has been staying for some time. He says he will complete his earthly career in Tennessee.

Mr. Hardin and Miss Lennie Davis visited relatives at Henderson X Roads.

Alex Ferrol and family of Jefferson were visiting friends and relatives in this community.

Esq. N.G. Patton has rented one of George Harvey's farms near this place, paying $175 a year.

J.L. Word swoped horses twice one day last week.

J.M. Armstrong of this place has purchased the farm of W.H. Oran of Canada Creek.

Mrs. Dome Word, w/o J.L. Word, had a very severe attack of bilious colic, but is some better.

W.H. Tribble and J.W. Oran are boring a well for R.A. Reaves.

Tobe Thomas and Charlie Garrison have lost a large number of hogs from cholera.

Letter "On the mountains of California" from John Davies

New Middleton

Mrs. Mattie Bell of Nashville is visiting her parents, M/M James Smith of this place.

Some of D.J. Hall's children have mumps.

Ex-Sheriff Barrett and James Cheek attended the Lebanon fair.

A.S Allen, the clever depot agent of Brush Creek is quite sick.

Misses Ada Oakley and Dora Tuggle visited here Saturday and Sunday.

W.H. Williams and John Ballinger of Liberty gave our town a flying call Saturday.

Misses Gertie Wilkerson and Callie Ellis are visiting Col. Swan.

Miss Josie Paschall of Texas is visiting relatives here.

Born to James Ballinger and wife on the 3rd, a boy.

Chancery Land Sale

By order of the Chancery Court at Murfreesboro, entered at the last term in the cause pending therein, styled A.L. Downey and wife vs. Mary Elliot, et als., directing a sale of the land of the late Simon P. Elliot for distribution amo ng his heirs, I will on the 5th day of October, 1889, at the Courthouse door in Smithville, Tennessee, offer the lands belonging to said deceased's estate in DeKalb county for sale to the highest and best bidder.---Several tracts of land known as the "All en farm" lying on the Caney Fork River, about 8 miles north east of Smithville.
Hickman Weakley,
C.& M. Chancery Court, Murfreesboro

Letter from Hugh McClellan about Smith and Jackson counties


Death laid his ruthless hand on our aged sister, Charlotte Bryant, July 6th, 1889, born in Rutherford County in 1812.


Miss Callie Reed of Louden is visiting relatives at this place.

C.C. Robertson is in very feeble health.

J.U. Fuson is on our sick list.

Esq. Wm. Sellars' health is considerable below par.

Dr. J.A. Fuson will move to town, having rented his farm to I.N. Fite.

At the colt show Saurday evening; premium to J.E. Williams for best filly, to Tennie Beckwith for best horse colt and to Wm. Malone for best year old.

Insolvent Notices

W.D. Evans, dec'd.-Jas. Evans, Adm.

John T. Stokes, dec'd.-A.A. Turrentine, Adm.


Mrs. M.N. Wood is having her house on Main Street generally repaired.

T.W. Eason bought a farm of Sion Smith last week.

Bob Bone has had the boys on the road again.

Rev. J.J. Ransom, wife and children are visiting Bro. R.P. Ransom at this place.

Miss Mary Hodges of Lafayette has been visiting the family of Phillip Pledger.

Miss Kittie Austin of Texas arrived last week and will enter the Masonic Normal School.

Killing at Woodbury

News comes to us from Woodbury that John Melton had been murdered near town by Wm. Talley. Talley has confessed-arrested and carried to jail at Nashville for safekeeping.


Son Page died on Indian Creek last night.

Miss Helen Lamberson has been on the sick list for several days.

Mrs. Wm. Huggins has been threatened with the fever for a few days.

Miss Eula Vick left this morning for a visit to relatives in Smithville. Judge Dan Williams was here Monday and tried a very interesting law suit.

Lee Smith, s/o George Smith was taken very sick Sunday with bilious fever.

The Liberty Cornet Band left to make music for the fair in Rome.

Mrs. Dr. Squires is greatly improved.

J.A. Nesmith and W.B. Corley, Smithville attorneys, were here Monday.

Mrs. M.J. Baird has just received a new supply of fall and winter millinery.

W.B. Foster and E.J. Evans have been on a short business trip.

W.J. and C.J. King vs. M.A. Stark is set for trial next Monday, before J.D. Smith, J.P.

John W. Overall has not been heard from in two weeks. He is among the wildcatters.

Dock Crook has been employed by the Steam Mill Company and will reside here in the future.

Messrs. Z.P. Lee of Smithville and Walter Eason of Alexandria passed through town Monday.

Mrs. R.W. Yeargin and her daughter, Mrs. J.F. Roy, are visiting in town today.

Miss Ella Davis arrived from Nashville to take charge of the millinery department of Vick & Bright.

J.H. Allen and W.A. Vick are building a half mile of wire fence on the line separating their farms one mile west of Liberty.

W.H. Woodside and family will move back to this place from Viola and he will accept a place as engineer at the Roller Mill.

W.L. Stark was tried here Monday bastardy --Nesmith and W.T. Hale for Defendant and W.B. Corley for the relator. He was discharged.

B.F. Odum has moved to dissolve the injunction in the case of H.L. Hale vs. B.F. Odum. Motion to be heard and answer, before Chancellor Allison at Nashville.

Mrs. M.E. Bratten, Mrs. McGuffrey and S.F. Beard, all of Watertown, are here this week attending the little child of Mr. Beard's, which is at Jas. Starks', very sick.

Esq. John Yeargin of Dismal Creek was here this morning.

Will T. Hale and Mr. Nesmith were commissioned by Judge Smallman to examine H.A. Bratten as to his legal qualifications. He stood a good examination and they recommended him for license.


I will not be responsible for any debt contracted by my boys without a written order from this date, August 11, 1889.
Wm. Butterbaugh

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