Editor, Will A. Vick

July 3, 1895


S.C. Odom and wife of Hurricane have been on a visit to the city of "Rocks".

Julius Williams of Fall Creek took in the meeting at this place.

Prof. J.B. Adams and Augie Odom will teach the fall term of Auburn school.

Elder J.H. Crane, pastor of the Presbyterian church of Milton, attended meeting here Sunday.

Uncle John Jones of Austin, Texas is spending several weeks among the people of his young days after an absence of many years in the great state of Texas.

One of the most spirited and successful 5th Sunday meetings just closed at this place. The following ministers were present: Elds. D.B. Vance; John T. Oakley; J.B. Fletcher; J.H. Grimes;J.H. Danis; I.N. Strother; J.B. Tedder; Walter Roper and pastor G.A. Ogle.

A nice sum was collected for the Orphan's Home. The church is indebted to Brother Russell of Old Jefferson for his excellent work in conducting the song service.

Took His Own Life

Thos. Hatcher, a young man of perhaps 20 years of age, ended his life Wednesday evening, two miles south of town. He was employed by Simon Maddux as a teamster and was hauling yesterday evening until he committed suicide. The parents of the young man lived at Manchester a short time ago, but their whereabouts are now unknown to Mr. Maddux.

Children's Day

Program for Children's Day rendered at Fuller's Chapel, June 22, 1895

Prayer by Rev. J.W. Sandlin -- Introductory Address by Claudus Griffith - Wisdom for Little Folks by Very Scott, Edney Yeargin, Ephy Yeargin, Linsey Johnson and Arthur McCaleb -Bible Gems of Wisdom by Susan Bennett, Malissa Agee, Matilda Crook, Nancy McCaffree, Lura Scott, Edgar Parker, Claudie Hinsley and Jordan McCaffree. Object lessons and subjects by Charley Bennett, Stella Yeargin, Licinda McCaffree, Elizabeth Scott, Binie Scott, Jennie Hinsley, Darius Scott, Monroe Scott, Eva Claybourn, Bertha Starnes, Hassie Hill, Eddy Hall, Alta Hill, Sallie Scott, Daisy Starnes, Minnie Sanlin, Jane Hinsley, Monroe Blithe, Lena Driver, Thomas Driver, Etta Scott, Edgar Griffith, Edney Hinsley. Song was sung while marching thru the golden gate led by Mrs. Alice Griffith, the guardian, Mrs. Josie Linch, the assistant and Miss Jane Hinsley. Closing remarks on children's day by Rev. Manson B. Scott.

Our Neighbors

News Taken From Our County Exchanges

White County ---- The Expositor

Last Sunday evening, June 23rd, J.O. Reed of Hanlan and Miss Callahan of Vervilla were united in marriage at the home of the bride by Rev. T.H. Woodward.

A serious explosion occurred at the distillery of Jay Hodges Friday. John Brazier, employee, was seriously burned. He was attempting to warn young Cantrell of the coming danger when the explosion occurred and was struck by a flying stave and was also scalded by the slop. Jay Hodges, proprietor and John Porter, storekeeper, had a narrow escape.

Snodgrass & Smith received a telegram Wednesday announcing that Daniel Stone had been murdered at his home near Smithville, Missouri the night previous. Mr. Stone was a former citizen of White county and was related to Taylor Stone and Elihu Mason of this county. He left no family.

Wilson County ---- The Tribune

Last night, Calvin Fuqua, on his way to prayer meeting, he came into contact on East Main street with Geo. Simpson, Jr., who was on his bicycle. It was dark and Mr. Fuqua was knocked down and hurt, but not dangerously. He was carried into Wm. Clemmons' and Dr. Cowan was sent for.

Robert Lee and Miss Ida Webster will be united today at 4 o'clock at the bride's home on North Cumberland by Esquire Whitescarver.

Sunday night Lon McFarland was in town and left his horse and buggy hitched at W.H. Wallace's front gate on West Main. When he came out they were gone. The next day they were found hitched to a fence some fifteen miles down the Nashville pike.

M. Sides and Miss Ollie Davies were quietly married at the residence of W.R. Davies last evening by Rev. J.R. Kirkpatrick.

Wednesday night, July 3rd, Deputy Grand Chancellor, B.W. Cox, assisted by Lotus Lodge No 20 of Lebanon and Pharos Lodge No. 92 of Alexandria will institute a new K. P. Lodge at Watertown with twenty-six charter members.

Putnam County ---- The Press

Capt. J.H. Curtis, Deputy Collector, got wind that an old fashioned wildcat still was in operation on Spring Creek just across the line in Overton Co. Last Thursday, in company with Dept. U. S. Marshalls, T.B. Ogletree of Livingston, R. Hampton Greene of Greentree, White county, Goldrich Of Ohio, James Chapin and Mike Moore of Cookeville made a drive for it. They found it in the open air on the side of a hill, consisting of a sheet iron still, nine tubs and 1,500 gallons of beer and other necessary fixtures. They captured Perry Bartlett and Geo. West with no shots fired. The boys were carried before Commissioners at Cookeville, plead guilty and were bound over to Federal Court in Nashville to answer the charge, gave bond and went back home, sadder, if not wiser, men.

John W. Sliger , who was indicted at the last term of the Circuit court at this place, for the murder of his wife, is now out on bail for his appearance at court.

The Vigo Stave Co. will operate a stave and heading factor at Rector and the personal management of W.S. Allen.

Cherry Valley

This place is well-blessed with threshers, Bass & Jacobs and Grissom & J.W. Barry.

T.R. Patton's handsome dwelling will be completed this week.

Misses Lillie and Mattie Whitlock accompanied by their brother, Andrew of Statesville, visited Miss Ellen Phillips Mrs. Joe Phillips continues very feeble.

Mrs. Howell Williams left last week for the Springs.

N.A. Talley was in town Sunday on business.

H.A. and J.D. Phillips were appointed clerks at the sale of J.S. Womack, dec'd, Friday.

John Patton, the old bachelor, is about to be a ladies man (with his new buggy).


Miss Carrie Smith of Commerce visited relatives in town Monday.

Jim Luck and family are visiting in town.

Mrs. Hal Tubb is visiting in Franklin.

Mrs. W.H. Petway of Nashville is visiting her brother here.

Jim Snoddy of Dibrell left Saturday after a visit with home folks.

John Frazier and wife of Smithville passed thru town Saturday.

Mrs. Tavie Jones died Sunday and was buried Monday.

Will Hall Allen was in town Monday.

Charlie Palmer has quit clerking for Liv Tubb.

Miss Alice Cullom left for her home in Madison Monday.

R.F. Jones and family are at Sulphur Springs.

R.C. Nesmith was in town Saturday.

Mrs. Chandler and children returned to their home in Carthage Saturday.

Dr. Jones of New Middleton removed a tumor from the head of Miss Stella Bethel today. He was attended by Doctors McMillen, Bratten and Crutchfield.

Forks of Pike

Prof. T.L. Wheeler has been a welcome visitor for a few days. He goes to Lewisburg to take charge of a school.

Misses Nannie and Lillie Groom are visiting at Murfreesboro.

Miss Mary Flippen has returned from Smithville accompanied by Miss Novella West.

Mrs. Mittie Smith spent last week with Mrs. H.C. Givan.

Prof. Summers and Miss Eva Patton visited here during the Institute.

Mr.&Mrs. T.B. Potter and daughter Lillian visited relatives and friends here.

F.W. Neal and family spent Sunday with relatives here.

R.B. West, wife and daughter, Novella, took dinner with S.H. Flippen and family Sunday.

Misses Mai and Fannie Measle are at their uncle Henry Givan's.

W.C. Groom and wife went to Dowelltown Sunday.

Matt Robinson and sisters, Maggie and Alice, went to Liberty Saturday.

Will Fite, Claude Groom and Sewell Barry are visiting friends in Murfreesboro.

John Williams who once lived with J.B. West was up last week. He now lives in Nashville.

John Meachum and family spent Sunday with relatives in Smithville.

J.E. Henley and wife spent Sunday at J.W. Groom's.

G.B. Givan and family spent Sunday at Wm. Robinson's.

J.B. Barry and family visited relatives near Alexandria Saturday.

Wm. Chapman went to Dowelltown Sunday.

Mr.&Mrs. Tee Groom have returned to their home near Murfreesboro.

Mrs. J.B. West and Mrs. Lee Groom and children went to Watertown one day.

Thos. Chatman and family visited relatives here recently.


There was a social at Dr. Hudson's Saturday night.

Lee Smith has gone to some new country to try his fortune.

Clarence Bass and Reps Whaley left for Atlanta, Georgia yesterday.

R.B. West and W.B. Foster of Smithville were here yesterday on business.

Judge Webb and J.B. Moore passed Saturday on their return from Nashville.

Bev Robinson (col.) was sent to jail this morning for failure to secure fine and costs.

R.F. Jones and family passed Saturday to spend a week at Sulphur Springs.

Profs. T.R. and D.R. Hudson spent several days visiting relatives.

____ah Bass and two daughters have been visiting home folks. They return to Georgia Monday.

Revs T.J. Baker and T.A. Carden returned Monday from the district conference at Mt. Juliet.

Prof. Gothard has been conducting an examination of the colored applicants for certificates this week.

W.L. Vick, Sam Woodside, Misses Forrest Squires and Nannie Taylor have been appointed as an entertainment committee for the Sunday School.

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