Editor, Will A. Vick

July 9, 1890

Forks of Pike

Miss Ella Measle is improving from the fever.

Miss Bell Wheeler of Alexandria is visiting her sister, Mrs. S.H. Flippen, near this place.

James Fite and family of Waxahatchie, Texas are visiting his mother at this place.

Robert Hays is at Smithville attending the Institute. He will open school at Cottage Home.

Prof. T.L. Wheeler will teach at Four Corners.

Bob Vanatta and wife of Liberty were visiting at Thos. Grooms.


Old Uncle Sam Simpson died Sunday at his home on Hanner's Branch.

Mrs. Trusty, a very old lady of about three score and ten, of this neighborhood, died last week.

The funeral of W.R. Hill will not be preached on the 2nd Sunday on account of Mrs. Hill being too sick to attend.

W.A. Tramel has announced himself a candidate for constable in the 10th district, on the republican ticket.

John Gothard and wife and little daughter, Elva, spent Sunday at U.S. Blackburn's.

J.R. and D.H. Tramel of Dowelltown have lost about 40 good hogs to cholera.

Miss Nannie Tramel of Dowelltown has been visiting here for a few days.

Rev. H. Ross has a very sick child and not expected to live.

A.M. Bass, the clever tombstone agent, was here Saturday.

Miss Mollie Fitts of Temperance Hall spent Sunday with Miss Julia Hill.

Born to J.L. Tramel and wife, a girl.

Letter from L.D. Stroud about Mexico

Letter from M.W. Alexander in Little Elm, Texas

Letter from W.T. Foster in Shannon, Mississippi

In Memoriam

Bro. David Reed departed this life June 28th. He leaves a wife and daughter and a number of grandchildren

Henderson X Roads

Miss Maggie Jennings has died. Little Nora Asworth, 8 months old, died about the same time.

Miss Kate Thomas of Beuhler is visiting her sister, Miss Mary Thomas of this place.

J.C. Henderson and lady were up last week. Claud and Miss Mattie Jones were married the 1st Sunday in June, Rev. J.T. Oakley officiating.

Mrs. Amanda Williams is slowly improving.

Zeb Lee of Smithville was down.

Miss Josie Lee has painted a large portrait of Fall Creek Church. She has proven herself an artist indeed.


Messrs. Foust and Reece have sold their stock of buggies, wagons, etc. to Lawrence & Jones.

R.B. Floyd has been appointed depot agent at Brush Creek and will take charge in a few days. He will be assisted by Bob Lawrence of this place. Albert Allen will be the Agent of the company at Cookeville.

A mule team ran away in town throwing Ike Williams out of the wagon and injuring him considerably about the head.

Lester Eason, son of T.W. Eason, cut off one of his toes while chopping wood.

Elders T.J. Estes, John Washburn and N.R. Sandborn held services at the Baptist church.

James Snoddy, H.H. Jones and A.P Smith were ordained deacons

John Rutland left Thursday for Clarktown.

Tom Hall was married last Wednesday and left Friday to visit his mother near Smithville.

Mrs. J.T. Blackwood has returned from a visit to relatives near Franklin.

Mrs.J.T. High returned home last week.

Sid M. Gibson was here last week talking up the fine Jeans and linseys his factory is now turning out.

Bob Doss has gone to Cookeville.

Mrs. M.N. Wood is visiting in Liberty.

J.H. Snoddy has returned from a business trip South.

Walter Lester has returned from a business trip to Putnam County.

W.W. Patterson and daughter, Miss Nora, leave Monday for a visit to relatives in California.

Mrs. Malinda Askew was in town shopping today.

Robt. Bell is visiting his son, B.F. Bell, at this place.

Ben Bennett lost his wagon and team in the fire at Nashville last week. Nuby and son barely escaped with their lives.

Miss Ophelia Jones of this place will assist Prof. John Washburn, late of Ewing College, Illinois, who will take charge of the school at Willette Academy in Macon County.

Miss Ida Dinwiddie is quite sick this week.

Tom Bowman, who has been sick at Erin, Tennessee, is improving.

Mrs. Eli Sullens died last Thursday. She had been sick quite awhile.

Gip Walker is on the sick list this week.

Miss Elmer West leaves this week for Monteagle.

Mrs. Homer Roberts of Cherry Valley was visiting at Lun Compton's last week.

Little Bob, infant son of M/M James Compton of Watertown, is very sick at George Neal's near Mahone.

Misses Florence Neal and Minnie Smith visited Miss Sallie Compton.

Miss Maggie Phillips of Round Lick is visiting her Aunt Mary Phillips near town.

Mrs. Polly Vantrease, near town, left nothing undone to make her seventy-five guests enjoy themselves last week. The ladies finished two quilts on that day.


Children's day was observed at the C.P. Church last Sunday. The programme of the exercises was: Prayer by L.G. Armstrong; Opening address by Master Ollie Luck; Recitations by Master Johnnie Bowman, Zola Williams, Miss Etta Talley, Miss Era Davis, Miss Osie Oakley, Edna Williams, Maude Armstrong and song by Miss Etta Bowman. Miss Emma Patton was organist.

Mrs. Josie Armstrong, wife of James M. Armstrong, is very low at present.

Shelah Barbee and Joseph Talley visited Lebanon last Monday.


W.F. Tribble and family of Mufressboro are visiting the family of J.M. Armstrong.

Mrs. Susan Ayers was visiting her daughter, Mrs. Arabella Johnson, at this place.

Jo Hastings (col.), a tenant on the farm of J.W. Davis, had two of his fingers cut off between a rope and a pulley.

Mrs. Matthew Tribble, who lived about 2 miles south of this place, died with flux last Monday evening and was buried at the Smith Fork Church on the following day.

An epidemic of flux of the most malignant form is raging to a fearful extent in this section. The sick are; Mrs. A.N. Walden, Mrs. Nannie Talley, Mrs. Carson Davis, Miss Jennie Davis, B.C. Jennings, Sr., Ike Harvey and Mrs. Polly Adams.


Little Monice Overall is slowly getting better.

Miss Bell Wheeler is visiting here for a few days.

Johnathan Smart's little girl is very sick at J.H. Overall's.

John B. Groom is the juryman from this district.

Eld. J.T. Oakley preached at Salem Sunday night.

Dr. W.H. Robinson is able to be out after a few days confinement.

Mrs. Summer Hamilton died at her home at Cottage Home after an extended illness.

E.C. Bratten, an old attacche of The Herald came home last week to spend the "glorious fourth".

W.B. Evans left yesterday on a trading expedition to the river.

C.L. Bright and wife left Monday for Arkansas to see his mother who is just at the point of death.

Hollandsworth & Son have added a handsome line of caskets to their stock of burial goods.

Judge Robt Cantrell and wife were up last week.

W.G. Bratten's condition has undergone no change. His recovery is extremely doubtful.

Miss Lena, daughter of Rev. J.J. Pitts, a former pastor of the M.E. Church here, is dangerously sick in Nashville. Her recovery is doubtful.

S.H. Bryan came down to meet the stage to send his little girl to Smithville on a visit. He is one of The Herald's warmest friends in old Cannon.

Taken up, a dark brown horse mule about 5 years old. Owner, please call on George Adamson, 4 miles south of Alexandria.

The never-to-be-out-done Jno. Givan, who was burned out in Nashville last week, is on the road again with a brand new team of good mules without missing a trip.

Elder J.T. Oakley and W.E. Raikes were here Monday. They left the money for the subscription of The Herald for Mrs. Kate Mainor, Bowie, Texas.

W.C. Avant was here making arrangement to attend the gubernatorial convention at Nashville next week.

J.G. Squires and W.T. Hale will take a trip to Cumberland Mountain with their families.

Temperance Hall

Col. Joe Blackburn is here today in the interest of soldier's and widow's claims under the new law.

Mat Avant has been very sick, but is better.

Mrs. Bluhm is visiting her father on Dry Creek.

Brush Creek

George Allen is very low this week.

Miss Linnie Jones is very bad.

E.S. Bowers and wife paid Commerce a visit.

Dr. Barrett of this place is at Middleton waiting on his brother, who is very sick.

W.J. Lee and John Hastings of Commerce were visiting here with A.B. Smith and family.

Miss Paralee Hall has measles.

Mrs. John Patton returned home after visiting relatives.

Mrs. Bailey Davis' baby is very puny this week.

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