Editor, Will A. Vick

May 22, 1895

Letter from C.M. Curtis in Lancaster, Texas

MentionsC.T. Huggins of The Grove, Texas, has had sickness in his family. J.H. Burton sends respects from Cucumeter, Arkansas. Wint NeSmith is grubbing black land for the white fiber.


Tom McGee went to Lebanon yesterday.

B.C. Hale, wife and little daughter returned from an extended visit to Texas.

Miss Ida McGee of Lebanon is visiting friends and relatives at this place.

Joshua Bryan has traded his interest in the Roller Mill at this place, also a house and lot to Luke Simpson, for a farm near Alexandria.

John S. Bass has his business house almost completed on the corner of Main St. and Commerce Ave., covering an area of 2870 square feet and is two stories high. One part will be occupied by M.F. Pickett, who will engage in furniture, stoves, tin and glassware.

New Middleton

Mrs. Wm. Cheak, who was very sick at my last writing, died last Friday night.

Mrs. Mattie Agee is better.

Mrs. R.C. Richardson is a good deal better.

Powel Carpenter is right sick at this time.

Brad Hallum of Rome is visiting his uncle, Dr. Hallum.

E.C. Smith, Jr. went to Rome last week.

Mrs. E._. Baird is no better.

Albert Swann is in Wilson county by the bedside of his niece, Mrs. Annie Hall, who is sick.

Neal Bros. are having a new store house built.

We are very sorry to hear of the death of Mrs. Margret Smith, formerly of this place, but now of Nashville, who died on the 12th inst. She lived here over twenty years.


Elijah Foutch of Nashville is visiting his many relatives here.

Mrs. J.R. Corley says she's having great success in hatching fowls with her new incubator.

Monroe Malone had a mule to run away to a plow this week.

Mrs. ______ David of Cottage Home visited her nephew, Park Amonette, of this place.

Samps Chapman stopped over yesterday on his return from the citadel where he had been to buy hogs.

Last Tuesday morning there was seen on the square three prominent traders, viz; Robt. Turner, Bill Corley and Faul Reynolds-all juggling.

Our Neighbors

News Taken from Our County Exchanges

Smith County ----- The Times

Miss Nannie Johnson of Whitesbend, Jackson county, has gone on a visit to her sister, Miss Dora Loftis in Texas. She will visit relatives in Nashville and Columbia before returning.

Mrs. Missie B, wife of W.B. Cheek, living near New Middleton, is still confined to her home with heart trouble and a complication of diseases from which she has suffered for some time.

Wert High, our new register, was married last Sunday near Elmwood to Miss Bettie, daughter of Rev. M. N. Ford.

Joseph Moss, an old and highly respected citizen of the Hickman neighborhood, died last week. He had suffered a long time with a cancer, which was the real cause of his death.

The little son of George Gore, living a few miles south of Livingston, was bitten by a dog a few days ago. On the same day, Mr. Gore's cow was killed by lightning.

Mrs. Sarah A. Tittle died recently at Davernport of consumption. She leaves a husband, seven boys and two girls.

The grand jury at Cookville has returned a joint indictment against John Sliger, Sr. and John Sliger, Jr., for killing the wife of the former last January. The trial has been postponed until the next term of the court.

Esq. George Troutt, the oldest citizen of Sumner county died at his home in the 12th district last Monday night of old age. He was born in 1797. He was highly respected.

Putnam County ----- The Press

Last Sunday several young men had congregated at Hiram Brown's blacksmith shop at Goffton and among the number Dick Hill and Norman Isom, both of whom were drinking. They commenced slapping one another until Isom knocked Hill down. Hill got up and downed Isom, who arose with a drawn pistol which he fired at Hill, striking him near the left hip inflicting a painful and almost dangerous wound. Mr. Hill was attended by Drs. Gist and Snodgrass of Sparta and it is thought that he will recover. Dick is a son of Capt. John Hill who lives five miles southeast of town and a nephew of R. Hill, president of the First National Bank of Sparta.

James Peek, who lives four miles east of town died Saturday' of consumption. Mr. Peek was a splendid young man of about thirty years old. He was a member of Co. E., N.G.S.T.

Judge John A. Fite was yesterday elected special Judge by the bar to try the case of the State vs. Young Terry for the killing of Henry Walker.

John Sliger, Sr. and John Sliger, Jr., indicted for the murder of the former's wife in January was permitted to give bond in the sum of $10, 000 each, but in default were sent to the Sparta jail for safekeeping.

Clay Braswell was convicted to one year in the penitentiary last Monday for an assault to commit voluntary manslaughter.

Joe Bohanan was acquitted by the jury of the charge of larceny yesterday.

White County ----- The Expositor

Scott Paul left for Texas last Monday where he will spend several weeks.

Elder W.H. Sutton is holing a series of meeting at Spencer this week.

L.C. Sykes of Grand Rapids, Mich. Lectured at the Presbyterian church.

James Lowe of Crossville reports killing frosts in Cumberland county.

Sake Wyatt, one of the foremost citizens of Cumberland county, died Saturday last quite suddenly at the home of J.M. Proctor in Crossville.

Hon. Lee Brock of Nashville was in Sparta Monday. He was the special commissioner of the United States District Court to sell the Glenn heirs' land. The land was sold to Thos. R. Paxton, receiver, for $2,000 to satisfy a judgement against John L. Butler and others.

W.S. Burgess and Syd Alcorn gave a basket dinner near Mr. Alcorn's at the falls on Falling Water Wednesday. About 1000 people from all parts of the county were present. The falls are northwest of Sparta. There are three falls, two of them thirty feet high and one 125 feet high. The scenery is grand and was highly enjoyed by those present. The property is owned by the Falling Water Manufacturing Company, which was incorporated some time since. There is yet no machinery there for the manufacture of woolen goods and furniture. J.R. Tubb, Perry Officer, Gen. W.G. Smith and Miss Enzena Smith attended from Sparta.


Jim Luck is greatly improved since the operation.

Capt. W.H. Lincoln and family and family were visiting relatives here Monday.

Mrs. J.L. Dinwiddie is improving.

Capt. J.T. High and wife have returned from a visit to friends in Smith county.

Dave Crutchfield of Nashville visited relatives here last week.

J.H. Snoddy has returned from Wartrace.

Mrs. Ida Williams and children are visiting relatives in Nashville this week.

Miss Mickie Hoskins of Dowelltown is visiting relatives in town.

A.P. Smith represented Alexandria Baptist S. S. at the convention held in Smithville.

Miss Connie Brown is much better this week.

Dan Williams is in Nashville this week.

Charles Wheeler left today for Louisville.

Mrs. Campbell Oliver was in town Monday.

Mrs. Ophelia Alvis is visiting her sister, Mrs. Alice Williams, of this place.

Mrs. Til Crook died at her home near town Monday.

Rufe Gleason and Charlie Wood rode on their wheels to the top of Snow's Hill Sunday.

Mrs. Artelia Jones has returned home.

Miss Laura Reece has returned from Nashville.

Miss Fannie Johnson and Master Willie of Commerce were in town Sunday.

H.D. Foust has been appointed a U.S. Commissioner.

Miss Alice Cullom and Miss Laura Johnson spent Sunday at John Johnson's at Commerce.

Dr. Sam McMillen and wife went to Statesville Sunday to see the doctor's mother who was seriously hurt last week from a fall from her horse, one of her ribs being broken.

Cherry Valley

Last Saturday morning, Mr. John Hearn, while wiping off his gun, accidentally discharged it, the contents which took effect just behind his wife's ear causing instant death. The weapon was a 22 Enfield rifle. The coroner's jury rendered a verdict of death by accident yet some suspicion lingers on account of his mistreatment here-to-fore. No one was present except some small children and the oldest of them was in an adjoining room clearing away breakfast dishes.

Born to W.T. Phillips and wife on the 17th, a boy.

John Williams went to Milton Thursday night to the school exercises.

B.C. Hale, wife, and daughter of Watertown returned Friday from a visit in Texas.

Mr.&Mrs. H.O. Cartwright of Shop Springs were visiting Mrs. Hester Phillips Sunday.

Stark - Gothard

Last Sunday Rev. W.P. Banks officiating, Lem Stark was married to Miss Lucy Gothard. The happy young couple are among the most prominent in Dowelltown society. The groom is a grocery merchant and the bride a daughter of Mrs. Ed Gothard.

Lynch - Scott

On last Wednesday J.A. Lynch of Kansas was married to Miss Josie Scott, living two miles north of this place. She is the daughter of Mrs. Mary Ann Scott.

Miss Daisy Groom

Last Saturday night at 8 o'clock, Miss Daisy, born April 12, 1874, lovely daughter of Mr.&Mrs. J.W. Groom, living near Forks of Pike, quietly passed away, May 18, 1895. For several months she has been in delicate health. Her remains were interred at the family graveyard Sunday.

Mrs. Wm. Neal

Mrs. Wm. Neal, daughter of Nat Grandstaff and wife and wife of William Neal, breathed her last at their home on Dismal last Wednesday night. She had been married to Mr. Neal but three years.


Mrs. Campbell Oliver and Miss Robbie Davis are visiting relatives here.

H.M. Hennessee of Mechanicsville was down in this country on business last week.

Mrs. S.F. Ward left for home near Carthage lst Saturday after a visit to relatives here.

J.W. Hays and a party of Auburn fishermen passed through yesterday enroute to the river.

Wm. Cope, representing the Mountain City Nurseries, was here last Monday.

Pleas Hall from Brush Creek came up and got a McCormick binder.

H.M. Hale of Carthage spent last night with his brother, C.W.L. Hale.

Born to Earnest Stark and wife on the the 20th, a girl. Mother and daughter both doing well.

Prof. W.E. Wauford and wife returned to their home at Vervilla last Monday after a weeks visit to relatives there.

Capt. J.D. Wheeler's insurance on his barn has been paid. Meades and Malone wrote the policy.

Ben Odom and wife of Sycamore and Miss Lizzie Gann of Auburn were visiting the family of W.J. Gothard last week.

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