Editor, Will A. Vick

October 2, 1889

Henderson X Roads

Misses Winnie Williams and Lizzie Fletcher made a flying visit to Smithville. Miss Lizzie has charge of the music class at Oak Point.

Dr. Pemberton, Jas. and Charlie Prichard have returned from a short business trip to Kentucky.

Miss Floy Henderson and A.J. Malone of Washington Territory were married at the residence of the bride's father on the afternoon of September 28th. Miss Floy was attended by Miss Lizzie Fletcher of Smithville and Miss Mary Thomas of Greenvale. Mr. Malone was attended by Rob't Short and J.C. Henderson, both Jeffersonians. We regret to lose Miss Floy, who will soon leave for Washington Territory.

Albert Henderson is on the sick list, also his mother, who received injuries from a fall.


Andrew Jennings of this place has purchased Whiter Percell's farm. Rob't Cox sold his farm to Mr. Percell and has purchased W.E. Donnell's and Mr. Donnell has purchased the Kelley farm one mile north of t his place.

Z.T. Cox is now a citizen of our town and occupies the Hale house. He sold his farm to C.S. Reeves.

Mr. Posey Harris of Jefferson is in town today.

Miss Lillie Jennings has been on the sick list.

James Armstrong, one of our boys who is in business in Nashville, is visiting his parents here.

Forrest Smith of Cainsville spent Sunday with J.L. Davis.

Old Mrs. Fletcher, widow of Joseph Fletcher, has the account book which Bird Smith kept at his store in Statesville in 1835-6.

Mrs. Alice McMillin is very sick.

G.M. Jennings of this place has a nice lot of coffins and is well prepared as general undertaker.

Miss Jennie Davis is some better now.


Tom Baird has bought Rob't Donnell's interest in the Alexandria Roller Mills.

M.E. Wauford has returned from an extended visit among friends and relatives in Missouri and Illinois, among the number, Elijah Yeargin in Illinois.

James Tubb left for home this morning.

A little girl of James Paschal's, living near this place in Smith County, died Wednesday.

Born to T.P. Davis and wife Sunday, a born.

Mrs. Hattie Rutland died last Friday.

Forks of Pike

Tom Measle is able to be out again.

Johnie West and family and L. Markum and family of Cumberland Mountain are visiting friends and relatives at this place.

Mrs. Lanham and daughter, Mrs. Cora Fite of Commerce were visiting at Mrs. Sallie Fite's.


Mrs. Polly Jennings and Panet Byrn of the Auburn-neighborhood, Mrs. B.A. Baxter and Ellen Byrn of Milton were visiting relatives in this community.

B.R. Williamson has returned from a visit in Kentucky.

M.F. Hayes left Thursday on an excursion to the Lone Star State.

Messrs. Jennings and Powell have moved their Sawmill to this place.

J.R. and R.J. Patterson sold a fine lot of hogs to Mr. Ready of Auburn.

Jep Turney has rented a half interest in W.H. Tribble's well machine and he and J.W. Oran are sinking a well for R.C. Jennings.

Non-Resident Notices

Martha Johnson vs. W.S. Johnson, et als
In this cause…which is sworn to that Wm. Watson, J.W. Moriatta, Mary A. Moriatta, J.H. Johnson, Patrick Johnson, C.M. Johnson, W.C. Johnson, Nancy E. Johnson, S.E. Johnson and T.F. Johnson are non-residents of the State of Tennessee…

W.M. Moore, Adm'r. et als vs. James Burtle, et als
In this cause…that the unknown heirs of Jane and Sam Driver, Delia Johnson, James Burtle, Helen Collins, Jas. Young, Beyal Young, F.E. Rigsby, M.D. Rigsby, Amelia Rigsby, S.L. Moore, Elizabeth Young and John Young are non-residents of the State of Tennessee…

Land Sale

In obedience to a Decree rendered by the Chancery Court of DeKalb County at it's August Term, 1889, in the case of Mercer & Coffee against Alley & Bybee, I will on the 30th day of October, at the courthouse door in Smithville offer for sale… the described tract of land in the 5th civil district of DeKalb…


Mrs. Jake Bratcher of this place died last Sunday.

Born to T.P. Givan and wife, a girl.


Born to Alex Higgins and wife, a girl.

Sam Ward and wife of Grant spent Saturday here.

Miss Anna Jennings has returned to her home in Statesville.

Foster Beard's little baby was buried at Salem Thursday.

Rev. I.W. Tribble and wife have been here this week assisting with the protracted meeting.

Jordan King has moved to his farm on Clear Fork and Mrs. Wm. Fite occupies his house.

Mrs. Wm. Youngblood is improving.

The case of T.J. Jones vs. J.M. Malone, attachment to enforce the landlord's lien before E.L. Scott, J.P., came off Tuesday.

Messrs. George Smithson and ____ Hall accompanied by Misses Alice Smithson and Booddie Stoner have been visiting here.

Isaac Grandstaff and wife of Helton have been here attending the bedside of her father, Ben Odom, who died Monday. His remains were carried to Auburn for interment.

Jas. King has been in feeble health for two or three weeks.

The State vs. Milus Northcutt, charged with attempting to commit rape, has been set for Thursday before J.D. Smith, J.P.

Prof. E.W. Brown passed through town enroute from Temperance Hall, where he will teach the school next year.

Mrs. S.D. Fite's stolen mare was recovered.

M.T. Enos is off duty today as the mill is complete. He says he hates to leave.

Wanted-a steady reliable family of 4 or 5 girls to work in Factory as weavers. A fatherless family wanted only.

Clay Faulkner, McMinnville
Will T. Hale has a nice and commodious law-office in the central portion of town now.

Herschel A. Bratten has been licensed to practice law in all the courts in this state. He has his office in town in Will T. Hale's office.

In the case of the State vs. Fanny Knight, which suit came off on Sycamore Fork last Thursday, the defendant was acquitted. James Cummings represented the State and Houston & Jones, the defendant.

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