Editor, Will A. Vick

May 1, 1895

New Middleton

Mrs. S.E. Agee was taken very sick suddenly. Yesterday was a week and still no better.

Prof. B.N. Hicks father, mother and brother are visiting him now.

Mr.&Mrs. B.C. Richardson are right sick at present and Mrs Wm. Cheek is very sick.

Charles Barrett, Misses Zeleaka Gill and Ola Barrett went to see his sister, Miss Osia Barrett at Brush Creek.

Messrs. Hatton Shaver and of Alexandria were in town Sunday.

Mrs W.J. Yeargin of Nashville is visiting her daughter, Mrs. S.E. Agee.

Charles Pendleton of Alexandria attended church here yesterday.

Esq. W.H. Lincoln and a Mr. Gleaves went to Rome last week.

Mrs. John Richard of Snow Creek and Mrs. Slaughter of Cookeville are visiting their sister, Mrs. R.C. Richardson who is very sick.

Williams - Ruyle

Mr. Drury Williams was married to Miss Luda Ruyle last Sunday, Esq. J.S. Braswell officiating. Drury is an enterprising young farmer and has secured for a companion a most estimable young lady, the youngest daughter of Mrs. Matilda Ruyle. The Herald extends congratulations.

Mathas - Ruyle

On Sunday, April 21st, Mr. Dorris Mathas was married to Miss Bettie Ruyle, the oldest daughter of Mrs. Matilda Ruyle. Dorris is the son of W.H. Mathas living on Sycamore and is highly esteemed by all his friends. The Herald joins his many friends in extending good wishes.

Our Neighbors

News Taken From Our County Exchanges

Rutherford County ----- The News

Mr. Chas. Nelson and Miss Bee Cowan will be united in marriage in the city May 15th.

The saloon of J.L. McKnight of West Main street was badly damaged by fire at an early hour Monday.

Mr. Sam Elam and Miss Ellen Pickard were united in marriage at Mt. Tabor church on Manchester pike last Thursday evening.

Mr. C.F. Cox and Miss Annie M. Thompson were united in marriage at the home of the bride near Rucker, yesterday evening at five o'clock.

White County ----- The Expositor

G.W. Killebrew of the N & C Railroad, left for Michigan and other points, taking with him 2,000 White county pamphlets.

Mrs. Bettie Parker, wife of Joe Parker, died at the home of her sister in Sparta on Friday morning, April 19, 1895.

Warren County ----- New Era

Miss Blanche Myers left last week for some point in Indiana, where she will take charge of a class.

R.M. Reams returned last week from a visit to Washington and New York.

S.A. Nunley returned Wednesday morning from Florida, where he had spent the winter for his heatlth.

The many friends of Mr. O.M. Thurman will regret to learn of his serious illness and wish him recovery.

We regret to learn the loss of the six year old son of Mr. Sam Thomas last Saturday by drowning.

Wilson County ------ Lebanon Tribune

Pete Gordon, colored, was arrested one day last week for petit larceny at the instance of a colored woman named Ferrill. She failed to prove the charge and Pete was released.

Last Sunday the wife of Alonzo Hobbs, one of our liverymen, came very near ending her life by taking a large dose of arsenic, which she mistook for a tonic she had been using. She discovered her mistake and Dr. Edgerton was sent for, who, with the aid of his stomach pump, saved her.

Thomas Jenkins, one of Lebanon's oldest and most highly respected businessmen, died last Wednesday at his home on Cave Street, of congestion, after a very short illness. Mr. Jenkins came here in 1871 from Bowling Green, Ky, [and] has been in the grocery business.

Last Friday about noon, Mrs. Jas. Thomas, living on the place of Mrs. Lavonia Pittman, out on the Nashville pike, was washing clothes in the room, when her garments caught fire. She leaves a husband and two small children to mourn her death. Burial took place the next day.

Farm for Sale

At Watertown Tenn., the J.A. Clark Farm, One hndred thirty-two acres for sale on Thursday, May 30, 1895, this May 1st, 1895 G.W. Clark

Joseph Owen and wife of Bradley's Creek were visiting at C.B. Odom's Sunday.

Johnson Cummings, son of Hon. Jas. H. Cummings, and Miss Cathcart, daughter of Wm. Cathcart, our circuit court clerk, were visiting at S.C. Odom's Sunday.

Jno. M. Kennedy, who lives near Auburn on Marshall Creek, has a well that furnishes lots of water and plenty of fish that are brought up fifty feet from the surface by a sand bucket. This is no fish-story but facts, as the fish are on exhibition and pronounced blue-cat by all who have seen them.

B.F. and A.L. Odom's barn was struck by lightning several days ago during a thunderstorm, killing some stock. They were able to extinguish the blaze before the barn burned.

Temperance Hall

Joe Wright, Co. Surveyor, was in our neighborhood Monday surveying for Mr. Stokes.

"Uncle Bill" Evans of Liberty passed through town Monday enroute to Rufus Kelley's fish fry.

"Jerry" Starnes of Exum was in town last Thursday.

James Davenport has gone into the book agency business, good luck to Jim.

Cole Corley was in town last week.

Hershel Sykes, little boy of Jas. Sykes, has been very sick with the croup this week.

Miss Lizzie Askew visited home folks last Saturday and Sunday.

Mrs. James Aldridge of Exum died last Wednesday.

"Old aunt" Judie Winfree is visiting Mr. Winard's family this week.

Mr. Sampson and family are visiting relatives near Lancaster this week.

Miss Hester Tubb is visiting home folks at Walker's Creek.

Lem Corley at Close has been on the sick list for the past week.

M.L. Fitts and R.H. Watson returned home from Nashville this week.

King Kelley has been on the sick list for the past week.

Mrs. Annie Robinson has been visiting her mother on Walker's Creek.

Mrs. Rodie Jackson, wife of Andrew Jackson, died last Thursday morning of heart disease at her home on Walker's Creek.


Miss Lillie Haley of Loman was visiting at her aunts, Mrs. Mattie Haley and Miss Annie Jaynes.

R.H. Joyner has built a new yard fence, which makes quite an improvement.

Prof. Dan A. Montgomery had the misfortune of getting his foot badly cut with an ax a few days ago and is now having to use canes.


Hatton Shaver and Erwin Kennedy spent Sunday at home.

Rob Roy and Dib Dinges went to Sunday [?] on their wheels, time 1 hour 40 minutes.

Dan Williams is in Smithville this week.

Frank Beck, representing L. Jonas & Co. was here this week.

I.L. Pendleton went home Monday.

Miss Greenie Crowder of Smithville spent a few hours in Alexandria last week.

Rev. John Stephens is holding a meeting in Missouri.

Cherry Valley

(Uncle) Smith Womack is still very sick and not much hopes of his recovery at this time.

Dry Creek the Scene of the Trouble

Last fallMath Martin sowed a crop of wheat on Sam Odom's land. Math has since died and his father-in-law Edward Adamson took it in charge. Our information is that news was carried to Adamson that Odom was pasturing his wheat and that Geo. Martin was accused of telling this to Adamson. Early yesterday morning, Sam Odom, Hall Odom, Geo. Martin and John Martin met somewhere on said Odom's farm. A conversation was begun as to the reports in regard to Odom's stock being on Adamson's wheat. Soon hot words began to pass between Sam Odom and Geo. Martin. A difficulty seemed imminent. One report says that the two Martins advanced on Odom with drawn rocks, Odom retreating and trying to avoid trouble. This same report says that Odom backed over a cross fence and as the Martin's were still advancing, he drew a pistol and fired two shots, one taking effect in Geo. Martin's right breast and the other in John Martin's thigh. Another report says that John Martin was on a wagon and that when he saw that a fight would ensue he jumped off to take the part of his uncle, Geo. and that when he stooped down to pick up some rocks that Odom fired at him [the] ball taking effect as above stated. The same report says that Geo. Martin attempted to throw some rocks when he in turn was shot by Odom. Geo. Martin is seriously but not necessarily fatally hurt. John Martin has a flesh wound that is not considered dangerous. Hall Odom took no part in the trouble.


Mrs. E.W. Bass is slowly improving.

Miss Daisy Grooms is not so well as she has been.

Rob Roy and Dib Dinges were up on their wheels Sunday.

Dr. Squires had Bud Kennedy arrested yesterday for trespassing.

Hiram Hale is improving. He has been very sick for some time.

Mrs. Duff and sons have gone back to their home in East Tennessee.

Miss Anna Foster of Smithville has been visiting relatives for a week or more.

T.M. and G.B. Givan, prominent farmers of Clear Fork, went to Smithville yesterday.

Geo. Neal and Ezra Smith, tow of Watertown's best citizens, were here last week.

Merchants will get good selling medicines by writing to Geo. Hancock, Gassaway.

Miss Jodie Dearman of Smithville spent part of last week visiting friends here.

Two of Jo Barrett's children of Clear Fork are just getting up from a spell of pneumonia.

Mrs. R.W. Yeargin of Alexandria has been visiting relatives here for a week or more.

Mrs. Bertha Oliver and Edna Smith have been visiting Mrs. J.W. Overall this week.

J.F. Roy, the efficient cashier of the Bank of Alexandria, was here last week on business.

Mrs. W.C. Avant is still in very feeble health and requires the attention of a nurse all the time.

Miss Greenie Crowder of Smithville has been visiting friends here during the last few days.

Mrs. Dr. Whaley and little Tom Overall have gone to Nashville to have the little fellow's eyes treated.

Tom Baird, Wilson county's fine hog and jersey cattle raiser and Mr. Mingle were here on business last week.

John Potter, W.H. Hayes, W.B. Foster and little son of Smithville have been here on business since our last.

On Wednesday, the 8th at Iron City, Alabama, J.H. McClellan of Carrolton, Georgia will lead to the alter, Miss Myrtle Teague. DeKalb county never sent out a better boy than Horace and we want to congratulate the prospective happy groom and bride.

Mrs. Will T. Hale and little daughter, Hilda, were visiting here last week. She will go to Memphis to join her husband this week.

Ben Woods, trustee of Cannon county, says he would not take $50 for his fertilizer corn drill bought from Vick & Bright.

Rev. W.S. Crawford was here yesterday on his return from Rutherford county where he had been to attend the presbytery.

Mrs. R.G. Davis and daughter, Miss Robbie, of Alexandria and Miss Beulah Lawrence of Brush Creek were visiting relatives here.

One of James Lamberson's mules fell into a hole in the ground while out plowing in his field last week. There were no indications of a hole there before. It required several men to get the mule out.

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