Editor, Will A. Vick

February 27, 1895

Dry Creek

Miss Vinnie Sellars has been very sick, but is improving slowly.

Mrs. John Vandagriff is sick at this writing.

Sam Hathaway is having the chills.

Forks of Pike

Grant Fite's house is almost complete now.

John Stevens is driving the Murfreesboro hack now.

Mrs. J.W. Grooms has been right sick for several days.

Mrs. H.C. Givan, who has been confined some time with erisipelas, is not doing well this week.

Rob't Evans of Clear Fork was in our village Sunday evening.

J.B. West and Wm. Chapman made a business trip to Smithville last Saturday.

Little Miss Annie Robinson is staying with Mrs. G.B. Givan.

Miss Ocia Barrett visited her home at Brush Creek Saturday and Sunday.

Mrs. S.H. Flippen and daughter, Mary, attended church at Alexandria Sunday.

Mesdames Tennie Stevens and Zora Hayes spent Sunday with Mrs. Jas. Groom.

Miss Delia Yeargin spent Sunday at her Grandpa West's.

Miss Agnes Luck and Mrs. Joe Smith have been at the bedside of their sister, Mrs. Ellen Givan, for several days last week.


Rev. Ira W. King has been quite sick for several days, but is much better today.

Miss Laura Johnson is visiting at Dr. A.B. Smith's this week.

Miss Hattie Blackburn will go to Nashville next Monday to spend a few weeks.

R.C. Nesmith and wife of Smithville were in Alexandria last week.

W.B. Corley, Esq. was in town today. Alden Hale is also in town.

Oscar McPeak was on our streets recently, also Hat Shaver of Grant.

Master Perry Palmer has been sick for several days.

Walter Washburn of Grant was here today talking life insurance.

Mr. Givan and daughter, Isa, were in town this evening.

J.F. Roy laid off the Rollins lot, now owned by Dinges & Simpson, into town lots last week.

There is some sickness among the colored people here. Mrs. Tom Floyd has pneumonia.

Miss Leath Harrison is visiting her sister, Mrs. Aubrey Barbee, on Main street.

Mrs. Ferry Preston is visiting her sister, Mrs. Palmer, on High street.

Erwin Kennedy is clerking for Liv Tubb. Miss Mattie Walker will be at the store March 1st.

Most of the lots have been bargained for and we may soon expect a big boom in new buildings in Alexandria.

There is some talk of selling the T.M. Lawrence College buildings and building a new College here.


Lon Bailiff's baby has been quite sick for the past week, but is better at this writing.

Mrs. Cumi Turner and her son, John, are also on the sick list.

Prof. G.H. Edge pulled his freight a few days ago for South West City, Missouri, where he expects to engage in teaching.

John Pack has just received a letter from his son, Jack, at Owensboro, Kentucky. Jack has been out there two months and says he is coming back home.

Lem Thompson went upon the hillside above his house to cut down a tree for firewood. It broke across the kerf, fell on the house, knocked down the chimney and completely "slathercated" one corner of the house from the roof to the ground. He and his family have gone to an uncle's to take up "winter quarters" until the weather moderates and he can repair his building.

Cherry Valley

Gater Campbell is in very poor health and some fears are entertained by his friends.

H.S. Phillips has quit trading and rented an interest in the Watertown roller mill.

Howell Williams had a fine large orchard of last years setting ruined by rabbits.

Marshall Phillips of Henderson X Roads was visiting his Grandpa Phillips Sunday.

B.H. Phillips swapped for a horse last week.

New Middleton

E.C. Smith and Will Hale went to Flat rock one day last week on business.

Fate Bridges went to Rome last week to see his brother, Joe.

Will Hall of Brush Creek, Deputy Sheriff, was in town Saturday.

Dr. J.N. Bridges in visiting his wife and children in Nashville.

Ollie and Daisy Swann are visiting friends at Auburn this week.

Monroe Denny went to Rome last week.

John Ballinger of this place and Miss Bettie Thompson of near Carthage, were married last Tuesday.

Letter from A.B. Hathaway in Emblem, Texas

Cottage home

Born to Thomas Dunn and wife last week, a boy.

Millard Overall's house was broken into.

Amos Patton and wife accompanied by little Thomas Dewitt returned yesterday from a three days visit to Clear Fork.


Mrs. Julia Henderson and Mrs. Delia Page are very low with lung trouble.

Mrs. Shade Tramel has just recovered from an attack of la grippe.

Born to W.B. Tramel and wife on the 15th inst., a girl.

Willie Coggins was stricken with heart disease while chopping firewood a few days ago and seemed unconscious for a few minutes, but soon recovered.

Neal Taylor's home has recently been blessed by his 20th baby. Shouldn't his pension be increased as he don't drew bu $12 per month or is there special provisions for such government men.

Less Blackburn and family after many different notions, decided and moved from Dowelltown back here to their farm Thursday.

Last Friday, B.B. Taylor, Jr. quietly passed away at his father's in Dowelltown. Barney was a good boy and had prepared to make himself a useful man, having spent a year at the Lebanon law school.

Garrison Robinson and family, who recently moved from Arkansas here, moved in the Gothard house Friday.

Clear Fork

John Goggin will be the juror from this district for the March term.

Doc Bass and wife have moved into the house with Mrs. W.B. Preston.

R.J. Givan would like to see Uncle George Spurlock to know when the moon will leave "perihelion".

Tavus and George Stark, Robert, Sallie, Ewnie, and Little Bob Givan and Bob Goggin are attending school in Liberty.


Ode Woodside is able to be out again.

Mrs. R.L. Smithson is still very low.

C.C. Vanatta and family spent yesterday with his mother near town.

Mrs. Dr. Hudson and Mrs. James Sellars went to Lebanon Monday.

T.G. Bratten is sowing several new kinds of clover this year.

The unoccupied store belonging to Denis Mathis on Sycamore was burned last night. A new stock of goods would have been put in by W.A. Spurlock & Bros. this week if it had not burned.

W.H. Carpenter and his son were here Thursday enroute to Spencer where the young man will enter school.

D.A. Eaton of Smithville was here yesterday. He will soon enter the livery business at that place.

John Potter and W.B. Foster of Smithville were here this morning, wanting to buy 100 barrels of flour.

Mrs. W.C. Avant is still confined to her bed from the effects of the fall she received a couple months ago.

Esq. Ben Turner of Short Mountain spent Monday night in town. He anticipates again entering the active ministerial work.

Prof. W. R. New was married to Miss Eula Potter at Smithville last night. It was not a runaway match, but the father of the bride, W.C. Potter, did not think his daughter ought to marry on account of her delicate health. The wedding occurred at W.R. Smith's.

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