THE LIBERTY HERALD
Editor, Will A. Vick
June 20, 1894
Justification [a summary] Smithville
On the Wing---No. IV---written by J.T. Oakley
Mrs. RV. Wright of Nashville is visiting her sister, Mrs. J.J. Ford, at this place.
Miss Etta Donnell, Miss Annie Lou Donnell, Mrs. I.L. Pendleton of Nashville and J.T. Dollard of Auburn, Kentucky are visiting in Nashville.
Charlie McClellan and Miss Bessie Williams are visiting in Nashville.
Mrs. Dr. Womack of Nashville is visiting her sister, Mrs. J.D. Colvert on High Street.
Mrs. O.P. Hill and son returned home last week after visiting relatives here.
Prof. James Wood, after several months absence, is again at home for a short stay.
Ed Oakley visited home folks Sunday.
Mrs. George McNelly is very sick at the home of her sister, Mrs. Armistead, at Grant.
Lightning killed 10 head of hogs for John Atkins Saturday.
Miss Eula Smith is visiting Smithville.
Mrs. Dr. Drane is much better and thought to be out of danger.
Ollie Williams was bitten by a dog Saturday, but not dangerously hurt.
Mrs. Patsy Hearn, widow of Jacob Hearn,("Uncle Jakie") died at Mahone Thursday night and buried here Friday. Funeral services were held at the Methodist church conducted by Bro. Beale.
J.F. Roy and daughter, Mrs. James Jones and Dan Williams and wife went to Nashville last week.
A.R. Myers, wife and oldest son are confined today from sickness.
B.W. Robinson and wife were at the Sulphur Spring this week.
Chas. M. Curtis, a promising young man and a brand new lawyer, graduated from Cumberland University [and] is at his old home this week.
Miss Ella McFarlin of Murfreesboro spent several days here with friends.
Preston Blankenship has made him a racetrack for his trotting stock.
Geo. Drifoos of Carthage has been spending a few days with his wife's mother, Mrs. Smith. His charming daughter is still here.
Misses Florence Neal and Minnie Smith of Mahone and Miss Bessie West of Smithville were in our village last Sunday and the consequence was that two of our young men, J.H. Craddock and Eugene Smith, followed them home and the last accounts, they had not returned. I think that there is something working on them more than urbanity.
Shelah Starnes of New Middleton is clerking for D. Driver.
Wilder Hendrixson of the McMinnville Wollen Factory is visiting relatives here.
The news reached here today that Tom Presley had shot Marshal Mayner on Long Branch. It appears that Mayner was going hunting and in passing Presley's house, Presley hissed his dogs on Mayner's.……words spoken………< b>Presley went into the house and got his gun and shot Mayner. Mayner is not very seriously hurt, doctors removed the bullet from below his shoulder blade and Sheriff S.F. Anderson is hunting Presley.
J.L. Lamberson went to Auburn Monday.
C.L. Bright is making considerable improvements on his dwelling.
Miss Nannie Whaley will assist Prof. J.M. Parker in the school on Helton.
J.W. Overall returned last week from Bloomington Springs, much improved in health.
Mrs. R.F. Jones and children of Alexandria came up yesterday to visit relatives and friends.
J.R. Hale and wife of Murfreesboro were visiting the family of C.W.L. Hale last week.
The K of P held decoration services Sunday in memory of Tom Gossett.
W.C. Smith, charged with shooting Dave Bass on Decoration Day, waived examination last Saturday and gave bond to appear at circuit court.
Geo. S. Corley, a prominent young attorney of the Carthage bar, spent last week on a visit to parents and friends in DeKalb.
Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Bass returned to their old home here last week. The old citizen is as fat as a bear.
Dr. T.J. Jackson has been elected a member of the school board in the place of J.L. Hollandsworth, deceased.
Dalton Calicote, (col), 5 years old, was run over by a mule on the streets Sunday and thought to have been killed, but he is improving now.
R.M. Griffith captured Tom Jones and Campbell Bayne on Helton last week, charged with selling illicit whiskey. Failing to give bond, they were lodged in the Smithville jail to await the next term of the Federal court.
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