Editor, Will A. Vick
The two Mr. Preston's and T.P. Bragg attended the Sam Jones lecture.
Miss Hassie Walkup is attending school at Four Corners.
U.W. Neal and family spent Sunday with their son, Ancil, at J.B. West's.
H.M. Evans, wife and little son, Bratten, spent Saturday at Sam Vanatta's.
Miss Ella Alexander of Mechanicsville is visiting at T.P. Bragg's.
W. Robinson and daughter, Miss Alice went up to Milton on a visit Friday.
Misses Mai and Fanny Measle spent Saturday and Sunday with Miss Sallie Givan.
Mr.& Mrs. W.H. Henley took dinner with E.J. Groom and family last Sunday.
Jordan Measle and family took dinner at H.C. Givan's Sunday last.
Miss Ocia Barrett and a Mr. Rob't Smart spent the afternoon with the Misses Robinson last Sunday.
W.C. Groom went to Dowelltown Sunday after his wife, who has been staying a week with her mother there.
J.B. West has just had a veranda built in front of their kitchen, which is a nice convenience for his wife in sumertime.
E.J. Groom has [at] last put the finishing touch to the already neat appearance of his nice dwelling and surroundings by whitewashing an attractive yard fence in front.
Joe Rigsby returned Sunday night from near Woodbury, accompanied by his brother, George, who was married in the afternoon to a Miss Wooden. The wedding party returned to their home this morning.
Uncle Smith Womack is very sick.
Mrs. Dr. T.O. Bratten and Mrs. Hester Phillips visited relatives at Fall Creek last week.
John Williams was visiting Sunday evening, only a lady friend.
T.L. Hale of Watertown passed through here Sunday evening.
Miss Ellen Phillips, J.P. Hays, Miss Mary Layne, B.H. Phillips, Miss Flora Young and J.D. Phillips "took in" Shop Springs Sunday.
Last Sunday evening a very serious difficulty occurred at Dillon in Rutherford county between Presley Williams of Bradyville and James Tolbert, formerly of that place, but now living in Rutherford county, in which Williams was fatally cut with a knife.
Capt. R.P. McClean of Lebanon was in Cookeville this week.
Constable A.N. Judd, whose dwelling was burned recently in Cookeville, has replaced an elegant cottage on his lot and moved thereto.
On last Monday afternoon while Mr. W.H. Simpson was assisting Mr. Thos. R. Gribble in unloading a wagon at Rowland Station, it bacame unmanageable and rolling to the ground, caught Mr. Simpson underneath it and badly mashed his head and shoulders. Dr. Black was sent for and ministered to the injured man who has not yet regained consciousness. Grave fears are left for his recovery.
Till Gannaway and Jim Brewer, both colored, had a joint discussion in Tin Cup Alley last Saturday.
W.W. Wallace, an old honored citizen of Putnam county, is dead. He was 73 years old, and an esteemed justice of the peace and had filled other county offices.
Herbert Hale, James Brown, Floyd Lester, a negro boy 'Ninepins' and several fellers from the country were seduced by the prospect of a great and jolly good time, followed the circus to get it.
Charlie Page's baby boy died Monday and was buried at Tramel & McClellan cemetery.
Tom Evans stopped here awhile Thursday on his way to the river country.
Const. W.H. Jones and wife visited at Pole Woodsides at Liberty Thursday.
Prof. Wm Hunt will teach the public school on Dry Creek.
Mrs. John Hendrixson is considerably worse and not expected to live.
Robert Griffith and family of Dowelltown stayed here with relatives last week.
Mrs. Joe H. Blackburn of Dowelltown visited her son, Lessie Blackburn, here this week.
Gifford Farler plowed up an old gold watch the other day, supposed to have been lost in time of the war in the Snow's Hill fight.
Lon Spencer returned from Texas a few days ago and says the country is alright but he just got homesick is why he came back so quick.
Richard Page, who recently got too hot fighting forest fires is still very low and has taken since, something now resembles Dropsy and without relief can't live many days.
Rev. M. Curtis and son have just purchased them a new plate book for their nursery for a new agent to start out with soon.
The town was shocked this morning to learn that J.H. DonnellMr. Donnell was a member of the Methodist church, a Mason and a member of the Alexandria Chapter. The funeral will take place here tomorrow afternoon, conducted by the brethren of sister lodges.
On last Friday night, the barn of Capt. J.D. Wheeler was destroyed by fire and five head of stock perished in the flames. R.B. Floyd, who was spending the night, succeeded in saving two head of stock, but had his face burned and his feet blistered in the effort. There was $300 insurance. The origin of the fire is not known, but is supposed to be incendiary.
Last Saturday night, the barn and contents, the property of W.T. Jones at Sykes was destroyed by fire.
Mrs. H.D. Foust, Sr. died at her home on High street and was buried at the cemetery here.
Geo. Henley and W.J. Jones went to Carthage last week.
Dr. A.B. Smith has a handsome awning to the front of his drug store.
Rev. J.B. Fletcher and wife went to Linwood Saturday.
Miss Mattie Brown is visiting Mrs. W.E. Wauford this week.
Last Saturday evening, about six o'clock, Mr.& Mrs. Thomas' little boy, 5 years old, while trying to follow his older brother across a footlog to hunt the cows, fell into the water and was drowned. No one saw the little fellow fall and after searching and dragging the creek Saturday night until one o'clock, gave up the search until day-light Sunday morning, when the body was found about one mile from where it fell. Mr. Thomas, the father of the little boy, is somewhere in the South with stock and knows nothing of the death or of the grief of his loving companions.
Born to Sherman McCaleb and wife, yesterday, a boy.
W.H. Bright is visiting his sons, T.M. and C.L. Bright.
Rush Hawes of Woodbury was here yesterday on a "filling in" trip.
Prof. R.L. Smithson and little son, Willie Morgan, came down and spent Sunday with the family of Mrs. W.P. Smith.
Geo. Hancock of Gassaway wants to employ six or seven traveling men for his great medicines. Correspond with him if you want a good job.
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