Editor, Will A. Vick

May 21, 1890

Letter about Tennessee from J.T. Haley-mentions C.E. Ferril, now of Boone Co., Arkansas.


We are very sorry to chronicle the death of A.P. Witty, faithful church and prominent member of the Grand Lodge of the I.O.O. F.

Report of our school for the last month [Students with high grades]: Higher English--Jennie Davis, Sudie Armstrong, Osie Oakley, Bettie McMilllen, Eva Patton, Effie McMillen, Eda Jennings, E.F. Johnson, Teatus Davis, Andrew Whitlock, Loury Ayers, Jas. Ricketts, J.A. Tarpley and Zella Webb; Geometry--Jno. Johnson and J.B. Jennings; Astronomy--John Johnson; Essentials of English--Lena Armstrong, Nannie Oakley, John Johnson and S.B. Jennings; Logic-Nannie Oakley, John Johnson, S.B. Jennings and Lena Armstrong; Higher Algebra-Nannie Oakley, Emma Patton, Lena Armstrong, John Johnson and S.B. Jennings; Elementary Algebra-Zella Webb, Sudie Armstrong, Effie McMillen, Bettie McMillen, Eva Patton, E.F. Johnson, Jas. Ricketts, J.A. Tarpley, J.L. Ayers, Teatus Davis, Andrew Whitlock and H.G. Davis.

Miss Emma Pendleton was visiting the old folks at home Sunday.

Andrew Patton spent Saturday night with John and Edgar Johnson.

J.B. Smith of Lebanon was in town this week.

Messrs. Cox and Patterson have a large stock of goods.

A.L. Jennings spent last week in the "Cedar city".

Temperance Hall

Dr. Mason has written some favorable letters from Texas, says it is the finest country he ever saw.

Esq. John Mason asked his lady if they had not got to paradise.

Mr. A. Frazier and John and Henry are all on the sick list.


There is an unusual amount of sickness in town. Claud Doss and Ed Turner are some better. Bill Botts is very low and not expected to live. S.W. McClellan, B.F. Bell, Charley McNelly, Mr. Shaver and Wm. Foust are sick.

Tom Foutch is quite low.

D.H. Davis, near town, is very low with congestion of the lungs.

Rev. John Kitrell preached at the Presbyterian church Sunday, accompanied by his daughter, Miss Fannie, who returned home Monday.

Shelby Malone will deliver an address.

Eld. T.J. Estes preached at the Baptist church Sunday and was accompanied by Mrs. Estes and daughter, Minnie, who visited friends at this place.

Mrs. Arie Eason came up from Nashville to see her brother, Claud Doss.

Mrs. Edie Hays returned from a visit to Nashville.

Dr. R.M. Bone has purchased the stock of drugs he recently sold to O.D. Williams and can be found at the old stand.

Dr. Duval will begin building soon on the lot he bought from D.W. Dinges.

Kirk Eason sells the "Saturday Blade" at this place.

Ira W. King and Co., dealers in drugs at this place was assigned last week to Dr. T.P. Davis.


C.B. Turner and wife of Dowelltown were visiting at Mrs. Gossett's.

Misses Lillie and Lockie Hays and Grace Keaton of Cottage Home were here yesterday.

Old Uncle John Sanlin died at his home on Dismal Creek yesterday.

R.H. Odom of Auburn will not be undersold.

A new post office has been established on Dry Creek at Vick & Bright's store, called Youngblood.

Esq. J.A. Nesmith of the upper county was here Monday.

Rev. Jo Webster of the Hartsville circuit preached at the Methodist church.

Rev. B.F. Whitley (col.) reports that he has just completed a church at Cherry Valley.

Prof. Jas. A. Tate of Kentucky will lecture here Monday.

Wiley Vick will supply the town with fresh meats this season.

W.E. Williams is confined to his bed this week.

A.M. Lawrence of Trousdale county is here on a visit.

Mrs. R.W. Yeargin, Mrs. J.F. Roy and Master Frank are here on a visit today.

Henry Frazier was here last week looking out a design preparatory to building him a new house.


Dr. L.W. Fuller, D.D.S.--Liberty--Dentist
The New Hotel--Smithville--Mrs. E.M. Bailiff, proprietor
Dougherty & Bryan--Auburn--Dry Goods
Patterson, Donnell, & Co.--Alexandria--Stud Service
D.L. Smith--Mahone--English Berkshire Hogs
Huber Mfg. Co.--Temperance--Farm Equipment--P.B. Bluhm, agent
Rutland Bros.--Alexandria--Farm Equipment

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