Editor, Will A. Vick

July 24, 1895


Ely Thompson is drilling a well on the fairgrounds.

Yesterday, Mr. Horace Thompson and Miss Della Thomas were quietly married.

Mrs. Childress of Nashville is visiting here at present.

Mr. A. Bryan is off for a few days on a trip to Kentucky.

Mr. Seagraves of Lebanon was awarded the contract for building the promenade at the fairground. (Watertown fair will be September 5, 6 & 7.)

Business is flourishing. J.F. Brewies of the firm of McAffrey and Brewries has bought of A. Bryan the property now occupied [by] B. Borum and is hauling logs to erect a big hotel.


Lannas Bass and Ed Robinson went to Sulphur Springs yesterday.

Miss Pearl Womack of Smithville is visiting Miss Vera Robinson.

Mrs. Humphrey Berry died last Friday afternoon.

Mrs. Julia Groom is spending the week at her mother's, Mrs. Nancy White.

John Robinson of Smithville entered school here Monday.

Little Clarence Stricklin is quite sick this week.

Pat Gherity has had him a well bored near his dwelling.

The school at the Eureka Academy opened up this morning with 115 pupils. Prof. Lankford is at the helm with Miss Deb Robinson, assistant.


Mrs. Etta Jackson of Nashville is visiting relatives near town.

John Walker and Frank Colvert have returned home from Nashville.

Mr. B.F. Bell, Miss Carrie Bell and Miss Ella Kitching went to Nashville last week on a visit.

Elder J.B. Fletcher filled his appointment at Linwood Sunday.

Elders Stewart and Watson are conducting revival services at Helton church (New Union).

Mrs. M.N. Wood has returned from a visit to Liberty.

Will Hays left Monday to accept a position on the Gospel Advocate at Nashville.

Born to George Measle and wife Sunday, twins, a boy and girl.

Esq. W.H. Avant and wife of Gordonsville spent Sunday with the family of W.W. McClellan.

Mr. Blanton Buford and wife of Lebanon visited Mr. J.T. High last week.

Hugh Dowell of McKinney, Texas is visiting relatives here.

Mr. Jim Lauderdale, John Jones and Clair Littleton of Hartsville spent Sunday in Alexandria.

Mr. Ed Reece of Nashville came up yesterday and is spending a few days in town.

Miss Ella Capalenar [sic]of Grant is visiting the family of Rev. Ira W. King.

Mrs. Robert Rollins of Nashville is visiting relatives at this place.

Misses Lena and Ethel Odom of Auburn are visiting at this place.

Alden Hale of Auburn is in town for a few days.

Bart Wauford, Sr. of Sykes, a highly respected citizen, died Sunday.

Esq. J.M. Walker is still confined to his bed and his bed and his improvement is quite slow.

George Cooper and family are visiting on Dismal this week.

Jo Rutland was in town last week.

Granville Lester has accepted a position with the Bank of Alexandria.

Prof. Z.D. Jones of Manchester, who will take charge of the school at this place, arrived Thursday.

Ed Price and Guy Wilson of Rome hitched their horse in front of the Willow House Thursday. The horse became frightened and ran away, completely demolishing the buggy.

Will T. Hale, of Memphis Now, Writes to The Herald

Forks of Pike

Little Ruby Groom has been right sick but is doing very will now.

J.B. West had a fine cow to die last night.

Mr.&Mrs. W.C. Groom spent Saturday and Sunday with relatives at Dowelltown.

Miss Jessie Groom will leave for Nashville in the morning.

John Taylor and family are on a week's visit to relatives near Woodbury.

Tee Groom and family came down to be present at the funeral of Mrs. Mary Groom.

Joe Barry and family spent Sunday at Jno. Stevens.

Mr.&Mrs. Wm. Robinson visited relatives at Dowelltown today.

Miss Nettie Youngblood spent last week with Mrs. Henley.

Ed Stevens has been right sick with fever for several days seems to be better now.

Misses Mattie and Sarah Griffith and Mr.&Mrs. Sam Henley left for the Sulphur Springs yesterday.

N.E. Groom returned from Huntingdon two weeks ago and will begin a school on Sycamore about the first of August.

A few of our young ladies and gentlemen and Miss Novella West of Smithville enjoyed themselves at a game of croquet at the home of Mr.&Mrs. E.J. Groom Saturday afternoon.

Mrs. S.D. Fite is fixing up her business and will leave for Texas about the first of August to visit her children there. Willie Fite will likely accompany her.

New Middleton

Jimmie Swann of Defeated was the guest of A.H. Swan Saturday and Sunday.

Robert Cheek had the misfortune of losing a fine mule yesterday.

Sam Bowers of Commerce was visiting his daughters, Mrs. Rocky and Mrs. Davis, Sunday.

Fate Bridges is spending a few days at Bloomington Springs.

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

Miss Lillian Coffee of Gordonsville was the guest of Misses Ola and Mattie Barrett last week.

There will be another new store built here in a short time. It will be for J.G. and F.B. Bridges.

School will open up tomorrow with Prof. B.N. Hicks of this place and Miss Daisy Flippen of Hickman as teachers.

Frank Bridges of Pine Bluff, Arkansas who has for the past two weeks been visiting home folks, was called back Thursday on business.

Letter from M.F.H. in Port Angeles, Washington

Mentions J.M. Daugherty and Mrs. J.M. Daugherty and her niece, Miss Mary Briskey of Eastern Washington. - Also mentions Mr. Frank Long.

Our Neighbors

News Taken From Our County Exchanges

Warren County ---- New Era

Prof. N.J. Finney and family have gone down to Wilson county to visit relatives and friends for a few weeks.

Mr. P.D. Jones has sold out his stock of goods and rented his storehouse on East Main street to Mike Bedonna of Murfreesboro, who will begin business here in a few days.

Wilson County ---- The Tribune

Mrs. M.S. Goldston, who has been at Seven Springs near Smithville, returned home Monday.

R.R. Cox, who lives near Shop Springs, was in town this week. He is 96 years old and remarkably active for his age.

Cannon County ---- The Courier

Mr. E. Stephens, Sr. has purchased the business house of E. Stephens, Jr. Price paid $800.

Judge W.C. Houston was at home Sunday. He is holding court at Lewisburg this week.

A window glass in the front of Z.T. Dillon's business house was broken Tuesday night by some careless person.

A very bold and unknown person relieved Mr. R.F. Jones of some small change last night. His pants were slipped from his room at A.J. Smithson's, but were returned with his pocketbook which contained some valuable papers.

Putnam County ---- The Press

Mrs. T.W. Stewart and daughters left Tuesday for Blowing Rock, where they will spend the summer.

The foundation of C.C. Fowler's new residence will be laid today.

Eld. Howard Sutton of Sparta is holding a series of meetings at the Christian church.

White County ---- The Expositor

George Huston has been elected chairman of the People's Party of White county.

Esq. T.A. Pope has been elected and qualified as coroner of White county.

Rufus White and sister, Mrs. Mitchell, of Lancaster, Texas are visiting their old home in White county where they have many friends and relatives.

Sunday last, while a party composed of Mr.&Mrs. S.S. Dibrell, Mrs. Matheny, Miss Ellis, Martin Mason, and Miss Mamie Officer were returning from Fancher's Falls, the team which Mr. Mason and Miss Officer were driving ran away, tearing up the buggy and harness but fortunately doing no damage.

The sad news reached Sparta, Tuesday of the sudden death of R.T. Harwood at his home in Mississippi. Mr. Harwood was a brother-in-law to Jay G. Hodges of this place. He was buried in Memphis.

Thursday morning, July 18th, 1895, at 10 o'clock, a beautiful ceremony took place at the residence of Dr. Broyles, uniting in marriage, Mr. K.B. Price of Rogersville to Miss Annie Broyles.

Smith County The Times

Miss Vallie, the 16 year old daughter of Samuel Carver, living near Granville, died last Thursday and was buried in the family graveyard.

Lemuel Burford and W.F. Conditt, the contractor who are building the new Methodist Church at Chestnut Mound have the frame up.

Last Monday, U.S. Commissioner, R.C. Williams, tried in Carthage, Rufus Bennett of Lancaster for violating the internal revenue laws. On Tuesday, at Bridges, he tried Sarah Clemmins of DeKalb county of the same charges.

Elder E.G. Sewell of Nashville will begin a protracted meeting at the Christian church in Elmwood.


W.R.Lewis is boring a well at Salem this week.

See J.T. Turney and sell him your Blue Damsons.

Fred Payne has returned form a visit to Bedford county.

Miss Nannie Payne has returned home to spend the summer.

J.C. Bass and wife left this morning for their home in Georgia.

W.C. Odom is on the sick list again at his home on Dry Creek.

W.J. Gothard is off this week visiting the public schools of the county.

Mrs. R.W. Yeargin of Alexandria has been visiting here for a few days.

J.W. Overall and wife have returned from a ten day stay at Bloomington Springs.

T.P. West and Jo Adcock from the South part of the county, were here last Friday on business.

W.B. Evans wants to employ a No. 1 blacksmith to come to Liberty.

Revs. T.A. Carden and T.J. Baker are holding a protracted meeting at West Point in Wilson county.

Write or call on E.J. Evans at Smithville if you want brick.

Eld. R.L. Pruitt, of the Christian denomination, will be here Saturday to hold a protracted meeting.

A Bear Branch correspondent writes of the death of Mrs. Lep Boles which occurred on the 4th inst.

Dr. W.H. Robinson's baby is very sick this week.

Rob't Jones and wife of Nashville are visiting relatives here.

Bob Turner shipped a carload of fat hogs Monday-paying 4 1/2 cents a pound.

J.W. Reynolds and wife have been visiting the family of Ewell Hobson.

Jerome Turner, a good citizen of the Statesville country was here yesterday on business.

J.A. and Jo Odom of Auburn have been here this week visiting the family of W.J. Gothard.

Mrs. J.E. Groom quietly passed away at her home one mile west of this place last Friday at 8 a.m. She had been in delicate health for several years but was able to be up and attending to her household affairs, till a few days before she died. She leaves a husband and son about 15 years old.

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