THE LIBERTY HERALD
Editor, Will A. Vick
August 7, 1895
Joe Adcock of Drop is on our streets today.
Dr. T.J. Potter has returned home from a week's work of insurance business.
J.W. Overall was here, he had some cases before a J.P. concerning the pike.
B.F. Maxwell delivered Alec Johnson to Cap't Jo Turney at Watertown.
P.G. Cantrell of Joy was on our streets last Wednesday.
George H. Potter has left the Webb house.
Wm. Moore and Bill Ferguson are at work on the brick store of T.M. Hooper.
W.C. Potter is having material placed on the ground preparatory to building a new store.
Adrain Potter spent a few days in town this week.
John Potter of Sparta is visiting home folks this week.
Charley Blankenship returned home from visiting friends in White county.
Bob Turner is here buying stock today.
Judge Webb is improving and will be up in a few days.
Dept. Sheriff Maxwell relieved Dug Capshaw of a pair of knucks in searching before putting him in jail … carrying a pistol.
Chas. Avant of Dowelltown was here on business last week.
Mrs. Sarah Hayes is visiting her sister, Mrs. B.B. Taylor, at Dowelltown this week.
Bill Jones found a beet the other day that measured 2 ½ feet in length.
E.A. Drewry had a mule to die last week.
Johnny Christian had a mule to get very badly hurt.
Tom Stokes happened to a very bad accident by getting his foot broken. While riding, the horse fell on him.
Guss Tubbs and Bill Stokes, two colored boys of this place, were arrested by Manson Payne last week and carried to Dowelltown where they were tried for running their horses through that place the Sunday before. They were fined $3 apiece.
W.M. Oakley and family, Miss Salle Allen of Springfield and Miss Effie Holloway of Lebanon spent last week with pastor Oakley.
Uncle Billy Alsup and wife left Mrs. Ellen Phillips last week to spend some time in Rutherford visiting their son, Mr. T. Alsup.
Elds. J.H. Grime and W.H. Smith spent a night with pastor Oakley on their way to attend the debate at Boonville.
Rev. J.T. Oakley has returned from Boonville where he held a four day debate with F.B. Srygley of the church of Eunuchs.
Prof. Brandon and family have moved into the new building near the college and with Miss Maggie Moore of Winchester, will open school this morning.
"We are sorry to cronicle the death of Brant Prichard and wife in Wise county, Texas. They were both suddenly killed by lightning last week. They were 10 miles from their home driving a span of horses with their baby sitting between them. Father and mother and one horse instantly killed while the bable remained unhurt. Mr. Pritchard was born and raised in this community and was a son of James Pritchard, dec'd. The mother, sisters and brothers were greatly shocked at the news recorded above and have the sympathy of the community."
Rev. E.H. Banks has returned from Caney Fork from a fishing expedition.
Mrs. Jas. Wilkins little girl that got bit a few days ago by a very poison snake, we are glad to say, is on her way to recovery.
Miss Belle Wheeler of Alexandria visited T.M. Bright's Sunday.
Miss Cornelia Estes of Watertown and Frank Smith of this place have been visiting Capt. G.C. Moore's near Grant for the past 3 weeks.
Aubrey Yeaman of Nashville is visiting his sister, Mrs. S.E. Agee.
John Davis made a flying trip to Brush Creek Sunday.
Willie Wilson of Rome was here Sunday mixing with his many friends.
D.E. Bradford and wife leave for Nashville this morning.
Dr. and Mrs. J.G. Bridges are at the Bloomington Springs.
Neal Bros & House have got their new hearse.
News Taken From Our County Exchanges
Rutherford County ---- The News
The lawyers finished the bill of exceptions in the H.C. Moore case last Friday.
Miss Will Allen Dromgoole of ___ city delivered her lecture at Winchester Tuesday night.
Hon. C.J. Davis and wife have returned from a month's visit to friend and relatives in Texas.
Miss Lillie Carnes of Webber Falls, IT [Indian Territory] is visiting the family of Geo. H. Morgan.
The year old baby of Mr.&Mrs. E.T. Martin died Saturday night after a lingering illness. It was buried Sunday in the cemetery.
Engineer David Dorman was pulling several cars last Saturday morning with engine #3 on the N&K when the track spread. [Apparently no one was hurt.]
About 6 o'clock last Monday, a girl in male attire appeared at the residence of Mr. O.D. Hinkley about 2 miles from town. She said she was Sallie Webb and had been kidnapped by gypsies. They were not found and she was sent to her friends in Sparta on Tuesday's train.
Mrs. M_h_la Nunnelly of this place, now in her 87th yeaar and is yet hale and hearty and enjoys life. Last Sunday afternoon she was highly entertained by Mr. Sam Lively with music on an organette.
Miss M_xie Gardner died at the residence of Mr. J.P. Gardner in this place at 6:10 o'clock last Monday morning in her 28th year.
But two states are represented here in Tenn. Dr. Robinson and wife are here from Lebanon, Prof. Gross of Alexandria has been here for a few days. Judge Cantrell and family and Mrs. Goldston of Lebanon left here a few days ago, also Mr. Finch and family of Lebanon. Ed Reece of Nashville left here last Friday.
Yours Truly, J.S. Gribble
L. Alexandria, Aug. 6th
Jo Thompson of Nashville is visiting relatives here.
Ed Reece has returned from Sulphur Springs.
D. Bethel of St. Louis will spend a month visiting relatives here.
Miss Laura Reece will leave this week for Bloomington Springs.
Charlie Wheeler was here last week.
Miss Minnie Eastes of Grant is visiting at Shelby Malone's.
Dr. McMillen and wife and Liv Tubb and wife spent a day at Watertown.
Mr.&Mrs. Campbell Smith passed thru town this morning on their return from Hickman.
James H. Snoddy has returned from a business trip.
Rev. W.M. Russell, wife and daughter of Hickman, was in town Monday.
Mrs. R.H. Rollins left for home in Nashville this week.
J.F. Roy went to Nashville last week.
Mrs. R.A. Lawrence of Brush Creek visited here Monday.
Charlie and Jo Fite, George and Lem Martin were in town today.
Miss Jennie Bowers, Mrs. E.T. Bowers and Miss Fannie Bowers spent Monday in Alexandria.
Misses Beulah Lawrence and Robbie Davis have returned from an extended trip to Readyville.
Miss Lillie Ford left for home this morning accompanied by her sister who came up after her yesterday. She has been visiting the family of M.C. Rowland.
Dr. A.B. Smith, John W. Rutland, B.F. Bell and R.A. Lawrence have returned from a fishing trip at Dave Rowland's.
J.H. Lamberson has made some improvements on his dwelling on West Main street.
Jordan Agee and family will move to the Indian Territory this fall.
Miss Belle Wheeler left for her home Monday morning after visiting relatives here.
Some person broke into L. Woodard's picture gallery Wednesday night.
Uncle Hiram Fite of Cottage Home was in town Monday. He is holding up well for a man of his age.
Elija Yeargin has bought the Mon Hill property in the North part of town and will become a citizen of Liberty in the fall.
Campbell Oliver of New Middleton came over Saturday accompanied by his nephew, Oliver Stanton, who will attend school at this place.
The biggest hearted young man in the country is Bob Evans, (Moses' son), The Herald will long remember his gift of a 30 lb. watermelon.
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