THE LIBERTY HERALD
Editor, Will A. Vick
March 20, 1895
Miss Bena Gothard of Liberty attended church here Sunday.
G.M. Fuson and daughter, Pama, were the guests of Dr. Bob Fuson Sunday.
Miss Della Thomas is visiting at Humphrey Barry's.
Mrs. Nancy White is on the sick list. Also, Mrs. Gherity is on the sick list.
Geo. Corley of Carthage, who has been attending court at Smithville, was in our midst Sunday.
On the 22nd of February, Barney B. Taylor, of this place, died at his home. He had been confined to his bed only six days.
Sunday morning at 10 o'clock, some friends from town drove up the pike until they were met by quite a number of folks in carriages, a halt was made and Rev. T.J. Stricklin said the words that made W.B. Williams and Miss Sarah Hendrixson man and wife. Mr. Williams is the rising young merchant of our place. Miss Hendrixson is the accomplished daughter of Mrs. Nancy Hendrixson. A little after noon, a sumptuous dinner was served at Andy Myers.
Miss Daisy Groom has had a right bad case of la grippe, but seems to be on the improve.
E.J. Groom and family visited relatives near Alexandria Sunday.
Mr. & Mrs. J.J. Evans left for Nashville last Tuesday.
George Scott was married last week to Miss Sarah Sandlin, both of Dismal Creek.
Miss Carrie Simpson of Alexandria spent Saturday night and Sunday with Misses Maud and Mary Flippen.
There was a nice little entertainment at John Meacham's last Wednesday night given in honor of Miss Annie Foster, who is visiting there.
Miss Mattie Williams was at home last week from her school at Nashville.
Miss Jennie Williams is visiting at Mr. Howell Williams.
W.S. Henderson of Henderson X Roads, our ex-merchant, was in town last week.
Jesse Hearn of Sykes was here last week on business.
Born to Howard Jacobs and wife last week, a girl.
Jordan Vantrease has a working billy goat.
J.D. Phillips replaced his old garden fence with a new one recently and it seems that his sister, Miss Ellen, and "others" were co-partners in furnishing the wire-wonder who the "others" were.
The 13 year old daughter of Martin Earles, living six miles north of this place, was fatally injured last Saturday afternoon. She went to the woods with her father to see him cut a tree, the branches of which caught her as it fell and broke her thigh. She suffered intensely until death relieved her a few hours after the accident.
Wm. Biles returned last Friday from a stock trading expedition in the South.
Mr. and Mrs. C.B. Huggins, Jr. arrived home from their bridal tour Tuesday and are at the home of Dr. J.B. Murfree on Main street.
J.W. Hunt, who lives in the 9th district, had the misfortune of having his barn destroyed by fire.
J.P. Bohman died at the home of his step-son, Morritz Crass, last Saturday. He was buried at Evergreen Cemetery last Sunday.
The trial of H.C. Moore for killing W.B. Pemberton near Lascassas last summer is set today.
A.D. Dorman of Cleveland, O. is visiting his father, David Dorman, and brother, E.E. Dorman, at this place.
As the train neared Double Springs it was flagged by Guy Rout. His horse had fallen in a trestle, they got it out as it would have caused a wreck if the engine had struck the horse.
Mr. & Mrs. James Maddux have moved and are keeping house.
Several of our boys attended a party at the residence of W.B. Eastes near Shop Springs.
Mr. & Mrs. M.F. Pickett, our popular furniture dealer and M.L. Allen and wife, attended a meeting at Shop Springs yesterday.
George Gregson was in town last Tuesday.
Mrs. Parker, who had been sick for several years, died last Wednesday at 9 o'clock.
B.F. Hayes is delivering fruit trees here today.
Frank West had a fine mare to die last week.
S.W. Watson, P.M. at Exum, is in bad health at present.
W.W. Nixon (Davis), E.M. Hayes (Wauford) and R.W. Tubb (Douglas SS class) will go to Walker's Creek tomorrow.
Miss Anna Robinson, who has been visiting relatives on Walker's Creek this week, returned home yesterday.
Sam Robinson and Miss Bell Starnes, a charming bride of Exum, were united in the holy bonds of marriage last week.
There was an entertainment at Bill Robinson's last Saturday night. The parties present were, viz- R.W. Tubb and C.F. Rose; K.V. Betty and Laura Byford; Nick Reynolds and Miss Daisy Driver; C.C. Reynolds and Miss Lizzie Askew; W.W. Nixon and Miss Sarah Burton; E.M. Hayes and Miss Mollie Nixon.
"Old Uncle" Hose Winchester, one of the oldest citizens of Long Branch, happened to a very bad accident last week by getting his leg broke.
|State vs. Jesse Gill||Assault to Kill||2 years in the Penitentiary|
|State vs. Nathan Kirkland||Larceny||3 years in the Penitentiary|
|State vs. James Kirkland||Larceny||Not Guilty|
|State vs. Geo. Blankenship||Malicious shooting||1 year in the Penitentiary|
|State vs. James Robinson||Assault to commit murder||Nollied|
|State vs. Sam Pope||Perjury||Nollied|
|State vs. Samuel Bing||Murder in 2nd degree||Con't|
|State vs. Joe Wade||Larceny||Not tried|
|State vs. Lex Tubb||Housebreaking||3 years in the Penitentiary|
|State vs. Alex Johnson||Larceny||18 mos. in the Penitentiary|
|State vs. Ambros Foutch||Assault to commit murder||Set for 2nd Thursday|
|State vs. Oc Bethel||Housebreaking||Cost secured and defendant discharged|
|State vs. Wash Hollis||Public Drunkenness||Not guilty|
|State vs. Sam Vantrease||Breach of Peace||Costs secured|
|State vs. Isaac Cummings||Carrying a pistol||Not guilty|
|State vs. Mary Ethridge||Profanity||Judgement|
|State vs. W. Fowler||Public Drunkenness||Not guilty|
|State vs. J.D. Rigsby||Carrying a pistol||Not Guilty|
|State vs. Henry Anderson||Carrying a pistol||Not Guilty|
|State vs. Wm. Linder||Refusing to work the road||Fined $10 and costs|
|State vs. Granville Martin||Gaming||Not Guilty|
|State vs. J.D. Dyer||Gaming||Con't|
|State vs. Geo. Palmer||Gaming||Con't|
|State vs. Ike Hays||Giving liquor to minors||Con't|
|State vs. Riley Williams||Selling liquor within 4
miles of schoolhouse
|Con't by consent|
|State vs. Rufus Garner||Selling liquor within 4
miles of schoolhouse
|Con't by defendant|
|State vs. Sam McBride||Selling liquor within 4
miles of schoolhouse
|Fined $5 and costs|
|State vs. Ira W. King, Jr.||Selling liquor within 4
miles of schoolhouse
|Con't by State|
|State vs. Geo. Whitehead||Selling liquor within 4
miles of schoolhouse
|Con't by State|
|State vs. Denton Watkins||Selling liquor without license||Fined $1 and costs|
|State vs. Bond Harris||Carrying a pistol||Con't by State|
|State vs. Peare Gilbert||Carrying a pistol||Guilty|
|State vs. Don Jones||Gaming||Fined $1 and costs|
|State vs. Wm. Corley||Carrying a pistol||Con't by state|
|State vs. Harvey Ratley||Carrying a pistol||Con't by defendant|
|State vs. John Bethel||carrying a pistol||Con't by State|
|State vs. J.L Palmer||Gaming||Con't by State|
|State vs. C.P. Palmer||Gaming||Con't by State|
|State vs. Phoenix Crane & Wm. Bullard||Gaming||Con't by State|
|State vs. James Robinson||Carrying a pistol||Convicted|
|State vs. Osborn Maxwell||Carrying a pistol||Fined $10 and costs|
|State vs. Sidney Winfree||Giving liquor to minor||Con't by State|
|State vs. Sherman Crowder||Carrying a pistol||Called out|
|State vs. Ib League||Gaming||Con't by State|
|State vs. Wm. Sanlin||Carrying a pistol||Fined $25 and costs|
|State vs. Doss Tisdale||Carrying a pistol||Con't by State|
|State vs. Thos. Anderson||Carrying a pistol||Not guilty|
|State vs. Randolph Snoddy||Carrying a pistol||Not Guilty|
|State vs. Ed Robinson||Public Drunkenness||Workhouse sentence|
|State vs. Everett Trapp||Selling & giving liquor to minors||Con't by State|
|State vs. C.J. Dyer & L.G. Palmer||[???]||Con't by State|
|State vs. Charley Bridges &
Mrs. Mary Bridges
Old Uncle Elisha Conger, who has been sick at his granddaughter's (Mrs. N.L. Parley) quietly breathed his last yesterday morning [March 12th?], aged 70 years.
Miss Bettie Knight has been sick for sometime, but is somewhat better at present.
Mrs. Frances Odom, wife of C.C. Odom, has been suffering a great deal with her hand.
The personal property of John Coffee Leach, deceased, was sold Friday.
Mrs. Zora Higgins will open school on Hurricane creek today.
An infant of Drew Wommack's died today.
Mrs. Bettie Greer, who has been sick for several months, is improving.
Dr. J.T. Turney & Burns Summar will enter the mercantile business at Auburn very soon and will occupy the stand vacated by Hardcastle near the old Post Office.
Bill Hall of Brush Creek was in town Thursday on business.
Geo. Flippen went to Lebanon last Tuesday on business.
Syd Harper, U.S. Deputy Marshall, was in town Friday.
Hershal Overall and J.R. Tramel of Capling were in town Saturday evening.
U.J. Kemp of Kempville, candidate for register, was in town Wednesday.
Melvin Young of Lebanon spent last Thursday night in town.
Bill Hall delivered a fine lot of fruit trees Friday.
Edgar Thomas of this place committed suicide on last Wednesday.
John Ballenger and wife went to see the latter's father Wednesday.
Miss Etta Bowers began school on Denny's branch.
Miss Gerdie Wilkson was visiting friends and relatives here last week.
Albert Swann and Miss Carrie Hallem made a flying trip to Wilson county last week.
Fate Gill and Ollie Swann were visiting friends on Hogan's creek Saturday.
Misses Hattie Williams and Julia Haley of Rome were guests of Misses Mattie and Alice Bradford last week.
Dr. J.G. Bridges left Monday morning for Nashville to bring his daughter home, who is there under medical treatment.
G.M. Stephens, our enterprising merchant is in Nashville buying goods and John Craighead is clerking for him while he is gone.
H.A. Jones and W.A. Hayes went to Smithville today.
Miss Eula Smith returned from a visit to friends at Henderson X Roads.
Wm. Rose and wife of Temperance Hall were here yesterday.
J.B. West of Forks of Pike has ten nice yearlings for sale.
Rev. P. Lancaster of Texas preached at the Baptist church yesterday.
Miss Kittie Hancock of Sycamore has been visiting Miss Nannie Gossett.
Mrs. McNelly (Miss Mattie Walker) has charge of liv Tubb's Dress Goods Dept.
Mrs. Emiline Clayborn, at the 2nd toll gate toward Smithville, is very sick with la grippe.
Hatton Shaver and Erwin Kennedy want their friends to call and see them at Liv Tubbs.
Miss Robbie Davis of Alexandria has been visiting at C.W.L. Hales for a couple weeks.
J.H. Lamberson gave a royal dinner to quite a number of his friends yesterday.
John Inglis and family came down from Jones Mill last week to visit relatives on Clear Fork.
One day last week John Caskey was married to Miss Louisa Bogle near Forks of Pike.
The Herald is indebted to "Lord" Rollins, Sam Foster and S.L. Williams for the court proceeding published in this issue.
Dr. Hudson and Melvin Young, agent for Equitable Life Assurance Society, went to Smithville last Thursday.
Hershel Overall and "TRJ" went down to New Middleton country on a courting expedition. It's pretty bad on the boys that they have to go where they are not known.
The evidence in the Foutch-Malone case will be completed today and the case will be given to the jury tomorrow. There is much speculation as to what will be the verdict.
The little 5 year old boy of Mr. Jaco living on Clear Fork, was burned to death last Saturday. The little fellow was around the fire trying to cook some bread when it's clothing caught fire and was burned off before any help could come to the rescue.
On March 9th, 1895, Mrs. Jennie Smith Smithson, the loving daughter of a widowed mother, the young wife of a devoted husband and the mother of a darling baby boy, after a long and painful illlness, died. She was married to Mr. Rob't L. Smithson in 1890.
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