Editor, Will A. Vick

January 16, 1895


Miss Etta Bowers will teach a class of very small children this spring.

Mrs. Lena Luck bagan her class in music Monday.

R.L Floyd will go on the road in a few days with samples of tobacco for an Eastern firm.

L.W. Rollins will travel this year for a dealer in machinery.

H.C. Flippen has moved to the house opposite the Roller Mill.

Hon. J.J. Ford and Dan Williams are in Nashville this week.

Ed Oakley is visiting homefolks near Grant this week.

Turner Johnson is clerking for A.B. Smith.

Miss Bettie Mcmillen visited her brother, Dr. Sam McMillen of this place, last week.

Hugh McClellan, Esq., left for his home in McKinney, Texas, Monday.

Ben Rodgers is in town today.

Dr. Sam McMillen and wife visited his mother near Statesville Monday.

Albert Potter has moved his barber shop to North Church street.

Miss Etta Bowers is visiting Miss Flora Snoddy.

Mr. William Grandstaff was buried at New Hope last week.

Jess Hearn and family spent a few days at Mahone last week.

Born to Cicero Sullens and wife last week, a boy.

Judge Beckwith was in town Saturday.

Rev. J.B. Fletcher will spend a few days at Grant this week.

B. Cobb has moved to Gordonsville.

Miss Lasssie Vantrease, who married Mr. Phillips recently, will make her home in Nashville.

The officers of Alexandria lodge No. 175 F.&A.M. were installed last Tuesday night - S.W. McClellan, WM and B.F. Bell, Secretary.

Miss Bell Wheeler will teach a class in art this spring.

The stock-holders of the Alexandria fair met last Saturday and elected the following officials and directors: J.W. Overall, President; W.R. Shaver, Vice President; J.A. Walker, Treasurer; S.H. Flippen, Secretary; Rob Roy, Assistant Secretary; and J.C. Wheeler, J.W. Rutland, Dan Williams, G.M. Luck, J.D. Wheeler, J.W. Wood and J.T. Craighead.

Charlie Wheeler, representing Bamberger, Bloom & Co., Louisville, was taking orders from our merchants Saturday.

It is reported that Eld. Dave Wauford, Primitive Baptist and Eld. O.P. Barry, Christian, will engage in a debate in the near future.

New Middleton

Tom Bridges of Flat Rock has been visiting his uncle, J.N. Bridges.

H.B. Ballinger's mother fell and broke her thigh the past week.

Bob Litchford was visiting his sister at Milton this week.

Mrs. L.J. Swann and her son, Ollie, made a flying trip to Auburn on business.

Miss Mattie Bradford is visiting her sister, Mrs. Upton, who recently moved to this place.

Misses Alma Bransford and Fannie Baird were thrown from their horse while going to Sunday school and Miss Bransford was badly hurt.

Henderson X Roads

Miss Charlie Kelley of Christiana spent a couple weeks with Miss Lillian Oakley.

T.H. Oakley and Herschel Jennings, both of Statesville, made an appearance here one night.

Temperance Hall

Bill Robinson's little baby has been on the puny list.

Little James D. Richardson, son of Dr. G.W. Martin, has been sick, but is improving.

Little Shelby Nixon has also been on the sick list.

W.J. Avant's little boy is improving from a week's sickness.

John Bonham moved his family here this week.

John Hayes has been frowning this week with a "bile" on his neck.

The Sunday School class here prepared resolutions of respect on the death Bro. T.J. Lamberson; to say that he was born October 18, 1853, professed faith and joined the M.E. Church here in 1886-7 and died November 15, 1894.


Last Thursday, John Turney Hancock died at his home on Sycamore Creek after a very brief illness. He was a good citizen, and had just entered the ministry and his early death is deeply regretted. His remains were interred at Sycamore graveyard. He leaves a wife and 3 children.


John Smith of Milton was on our streets last Saturday.

Messrs. Willie and Hallie Owens returned home after several days visiting relatives at this place.

Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Phillips of Cherry Valley were guests of Dr. Crutchfield and family Friday.

T.S. Phillips, our clever batchelor, returned from Atlanta last week, where he sold a carload of mules.

I.W. Tribble returned from the city of Rocks last week after being "beat" for Sergeant at Arms for the Senate.

Aunt Betsy Bass, wife of the late Allen Bass, died last Tuesday about 3 miles North of here. She had been an invalid for several years.

Jonas Delay of this place and J.L. Davidson of Statesville country have opened a new store carrying an immense stock of groceries. The style of the new firm is Delay & Davidson.

Old Uncle Demps Holmes (col.), living a few miles North of here, was found in Will Balls meadow, frozen to death. His mind had been unbalanced and he was supposed to have been wandering about.


Mrs. Lizzie Hancock has been on the sick list for some time.

Happy are they, whom their love to obey in the matrimonial state-Clark Quarles to Miss Eula Paty and Albert Higgins to Miss Nora Hawkins.

Clyde Odom, who left here about 4 years ago for the West, came in for the holidays with home folks and returned to make his future home in the Arkansas.

Jepp King and family, also Gip Groom and family, who went to Texas some time ago, have returned to their native hearth, having enough of pond water and pulling the snowy fleece.

Murf Higgins, who lately came in from Texas, will soon return accompanied by his brother, James.

Gus Willard, Dock Summar, Houston Odom, and Miss Ethel Odom, who have been attending school at Petersburg, came home to spend the holidays. They have returned for spring term.

Ollive [Oliver?] Swann of New Middleton was in our midst on business, also to see the idol of his heart.

Joe B. Hawkins and Frank Hancock of the suburban town of Evansville are granted a charter for the erection of an electric light plant, to be located near the R.R. depot corner of Hancock street and Hawkins avenue, where soon the illuminating lights of electricity…much to the pleasure and satisfaction of the local and transient visitors.

Old Uncle John Coffe Leach is very low at this writing, with a large tumor on his face that has been bothering him for several years.

Forks of Pike

Mrs. Wm. Robinson is doing well now.

Oscar Page, a good colored boy, died last Thursday.

Miss Nannie Grooms visited relatives on Clear Fork the past week.

Wm. Robinson was confined to his room for a few days.

Mrs. U.W. Neal and daughter, Miss Bernice, spent several days with relatives here and returned home Saturday.

J.T. Turney (col.) was very sick for a few days from the effects of some glass, which he had eaten in some sausage.


John Givans is moving to Smithville today.

Lawyer Bratten has moved his office into the Brown house.

Mrs. W.C. Avant is much better and it is thought she will recover.

The daughter and son of W.H. Huggins are on the sick list.

W.C. Youngblood shipped 15 bushels of seed corn to Texas this week.

The little girl baby of Mr.&Mrs. Jas. H. Overall died last Thursday.

Mrs. R.W. Yeargin and Mrs. Matt Wood of Alexandria have been visiting relatives here for a few days.

John Rich, one of the clever young men of Adamson Branch, was married to Miss Daisy Turney, daughter of I.C. Turney, last Thursday.

You will please return my books entitled "Rise and Fall of the Confederate States" by Jefferson Davis, in two volumes.     D.G. Lee, Smithville

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