Editor, Will A. Vick

June 6, 1895

Forks of Pike

Isaac Bogle is right sick at his home near here.

Little George Ella Cooper instead of getting better seems to be getting worse all the time.

John Roberts and Miss Hettie Bennett, daughter of the widow, Victoria Bennet, were married on Dismal yesterday.

Also, Luther Yeargin and Miss Mattie Hays stole away from the old folks at home and on meeting Rev. J.M. Stewart, were quietly married. The objection to the marriage that the two were related.

Cherry Valley

Miss Hattie Williams came Friday from Nashville where she had been attending school.

Born to Jim Tramel and wife, a boy, last week.

Less Phillips and sister, Miss Emma, of Lascassas, came over Friday.

Miss Ellen Phillips and Miss Bertie Hopper spent part of last week in Watertown.

O.W. Phillips of Henderson X Roads was visiting his mother here last Tuesday.

Howell Williams went to Gainesboro last week.

Crawford Thompson came in from Texas where he has been teaching school since last fall.

John Bass had a crib and about 15 bu. of corn burned one night last week, the work of an incendiary.

Messrs. Jim Donnell and Bridges Jones of Lascassas attended the closing exercises here last week, also Miss Lillie Oakley of Henderson X Roads.

John Hern, who was tried Tuesday at Watertown for the killing of his wife, was bound over to court and is out on a small bond.


On the 6th of July 1895 at Dowelltown, Tennessee, I will offer for sale the undivided interest of Hershel Parker in the following described tract of land; bounded on the North by Lev Curtis and Tom Curtis; East by Mack Curtis and Eligee Hendrixson; South by Caroline Johnson, Lem Sellars, Jessie Fowler, J.B. Butler and Jno. Thomas; West by M.B. Parker and Andy Thomas, for cash to satisfy an execution in my hands in favor of M. Parker vs. Hershel Parker, James Stanley and James Vantrease.
M.A. Stark, Dept. Sh'ff.

Our Neighbors

News Taken From Our County Exchanges

Warren County ----- New Era

Mrs. C.M. Wiley, after a visit of some weeks to relatives in the North, returned home Saturday.

Ed A. Johnson left last Monday for Ohio, where he will spend some time in working up emigration for Warren county.

Putnam County -----The Press

W.A. McClellan, a section hand on the N & K, while quarrying rock in a cut near Thorn Gap, fell down the embankment and sustained painful injuries. He was brought to this place and attended by Dr. G.W. Whitney.

Mrs. J.W. Puckett was very suddenly ill Friday night and she was thought for awhile to be dying. She rallied and is now improving.

A.B. Curtis, who has been attending the Webb School, Bellbuckle, is spending the vacation with his parents at this place.

Jessie Arnold heads the list with $500, straight for the college.

Miss Lizzie Myers, who attended school, was taken quite ill after her return to her home of Irby.

Wilson County ----- The Tribune

Our friend, Ed Foster, was accidentally thrown from his buggy the other day, no dangerous injuries.

Mrs. A.T. Goodwin of Antonia, Cal., is here on a visit to her brother, Mr. Mart Cartmell. She is accompanied by her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. & Mrs. Howard L. Lunt, who are on their way to Europe.

Hon. J.N. McKenzie presented the C.U. ball team with a handsome banner.

Tom Ferrell, for some time connected with the firm of R.D. Powell & Company, and one of the best salesmen Lebanon has accepted a position with the New York store at Nashville.

Tuesday at Statesville was tried the case of the State of Tennessee vs. Sarah Harvey, charged with assault to commit murder with a shotgun. The attorney for the plaintiff were Botts and Williams of Alexandria and for the defendant, John E. Barger of Lebanon. The defendant was acquitted.

Smith County ----- The Times

Edgar High, a clerk for Joseph Meyer & Co. of Carthage, was taken quite sick Monday night and is under a physician's care.

Mrs. Josie Meyer Reynolds and her husband were the guests of Joseph Meyer and wife during the past week. They returned to their home in Jacksonville, Fla. last Monday.

Mrs. Frank Gill, living near New Middleton, lost a fine Jersey cow last week.

Ex-sheriff James H. Smith, who has been confined to his bed at his home one mile from Carthage, for over a year, was reported as being some better. He suffers from rheumatism of the most malignant type.

Old aunt Vina Gordon, probably the oldest colored woman in Smith county, having lived close to 100 years, died last Friday night near Boston, between Gordonsville and New Middleton. She formerly belonged to the Gordon family.

Molly Clay and James Taylor, charged with the murder of Andrew Clay in Wilson county last December, plead guilty to the charges in the Lebanon circuit court last week, the first to murder in the first degree, the last to murder in the second degree. The Clay woman was sentenced to the penitentiary for life and Taylor to 10 years. The murdered man was the woman's husband and Taylor was a paramour.

Last week Walter Honeycutt, living at Liberty, Sumner county, mounted his mule, which was harnessed, to ride from a field to his home. The animal became frightened, threw him and one foot caught in the harness by which he was dragged some distance. When the mule was caught, the boy had received such injuries that he cannot recover.

Last Friday night as Mrs. A.J. Reddit and her three children were returning to their home on the Red Springs road, about a mile from Carthage their vehicle was run into and one wheel demolished .... They had been to the concert ... and as it was late, J.T. Bennett accompanied them home.

Temperance Hall

Jed Carr was here yesterday.

W.W. Nixon is looking sad this week. What's the matter, Wylie.

Mrs. Elizza Mason is on the sick list this week.

J.W. Braswell was in town today.

Bill Askew of Lancaster was in town Friday.

Driver, Sykes, & Avant have received a supply of persuader oil from the Tenn. Chemical Co.


The two sons of our esteemed Trustee, G.W. Reynolds, on June 2nd, the latter a three year contest, Lonnie to Miss Ida Foutch, daughter of Esq. James Foutch. Clint, of a case of the same length also overtakes his jewel, Miss Venie Hobson, daughter of F.W. Hobson. We will say to the remaining Jim, follow the noble act of thy younger brothers.


Miss Bell Wheeler is visiting relatives in Nashville.

H.H. Jones is visiting his daughter, Mrs. I.T. Allan at Hartsville.

Hon. John Overall and wife of Liberty are in town today.

Miss Ida Eastes of Grant is visiting in Alexandria, the guest of Mrs. Liv Tubb.

Erwin Kennedy returned Sunday evening from a visit to home folks.

Miss Cornie Brown is out after a protracted spell of sickness.

Lafayette Wood is on the sick list.

Knox & Co. moved their soda fount to Dowelltown last week for one day.

Misses Daisy and Creola Flippen of Hickman paid Alexandria a visit yesterday.

Mrs. James H. Kitchings dropped a stone jar on her foot and several bones were broken.

Miss Ophie Tyree of Smithville is the guest of Mrs. Hal Tubb and Mrs. Liv Tubb this week.

Mrs. Elizabeth McMillen of Statesville is visiting her son, Dr. Sam McMillen.

Harrison Kidwell and wife of Gassaway visited relatives here Sunday.

Dr. Tom Eaton has a boy at his home.

Claude Bridges is in town today after a spell of sickness.

Sam Kennedy of New Middton was in town Monday.

Mrs. W.H. Petway of Nashville is expected Wednesday to visit relatives at this place.

Bob Topp has severed his connection with Tennessee Implement Co.

Miss Mattie Jones is visiting in Lebanon.

W.T. Jones of Sykes was here Friday.

Emmett Luck was arrested Thursday on the charge of carrying a pistol, by Sheriff Anderson.

Miss Greenie Crowder of Smithville is visiting her uncle, John Foutch, near town and Mrs. McNelly.

Mrs. Dr. Knox and children and Miss Annie Sloan returned home from a pleasant visit to friends at Dowelltown.

W.N. Rose, a good farmer of Temperance Hall country, was here on business last week.

J.T. Turney is in Nashville this week.

Jo Barger and wife were visiting his mother's folks near town last week.

J.M. Bradley went to Smithville today.

Mrs. Hattie Gwynn of Texas, is visiting her parents here, Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Woodside.

Miss Sina Huggins is on the sick list this week.

F.L. Foutch, a good citizen of the Alexandria country, was here yesterday on business.

J.F. Youngblood has been prospecting on Dry Creek for a mill site.

Ran Scott cut a bee tree last Saturday and hived the bees alright.

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