Editor, Will A. Vick

September 11, 1895


Mrs. W.E. Wauford, who has been sick for some time, is out again.

Mr. Walter Morris of Grant is attending school at this place.

School here is doing very well under the management of W.E. Wauford and Miss Mattie Brown.

Miss Lela Doyle of Viola has a good class in music.

Rev. T.H. Woodward is conducting at Wesley Chapel this week.

Eld. J.K.P. Whitlock will begin a protracted meeting at Shady Grove next Sunday.

H.L. Brown of Gath has been visiting friends and relatives here.

Who is a happy man? Steve Brown is. Why? Because the Fourteenth one is a boy.

About all the evidence given against Jess Alexander, who is accused of breaking into Mrs. Swan's mill, is that the bloodhounds got the scent of a track in the mill and followed it until they found Jess sitting on the fence near home. What will the jury say?


W.A. Tramel and family visited Mrs. Tramel's mother at Smithville a few nights ago.

Born to Will Yate and wife, the 24th ult., a girl.

Little Marshal White got his wrist sprained a few days ago.

George Henley of Alexandria spent Sunday niight with the family of W.A. Tramel.

David J. Taylor of Citadel, one of DeKalb's wealthiest farmers, was here Tuesday.

J.R. Corley and son are making it lively trading of late.

H.L. Overall & Bro. bought this week the store house, they are running business now at Auburn.

Mr. John Corley is feeding 150 hogs for market.

The Capling base ball club met and played in Charley Page's bottom Saturday.

Elijah Hendrix and family of Temperance Hall spent Tuesday night at Doc Tramel's.

Harve Miles has been on the puny list this week.

Hershel Overall returned from Auburn Tuesday.

Doc Stevens and wife accompanied by her sister, Nora Branden, moved to Nashville this week.

A.C. Barry sold a fine 4 year old mare this week for $6400.

Mrs. Delia Page is no better.

Mrs. John White is on the sick list at present.

Jo Barry and wife spent last night at Lon Barry's.

Ham McGinniis of near Citadel got his kitchen with its contents destroyed by fire a few nights ago.

There was a little lawsuit between W.S. Evans and widow Cullwell, but it didn't amount to anything.

There is a bad sort of distemper here. J.R. Tramel's main buggy horse has a case of it now.

A Mr. Lack of the River country was here to see and employ in a big law suit lawyer Geo. S. Corley who now resides in


Mrs. Geo. H. Blackburn of Dowelltown is visiting her son, Lessie, here for the first time since she has recovered from a severe spell of sickness.

Jas. S. Tramel, the sanctified young preacher left for Kentucky to visit relatives and will go from there to Texas and other points.

John Vanderpool's little baby died a few days ago. This makes their second one to die. They've had but two children and they both died before they were a week old.


News Taken From Our County Exchanges

Putnam County ---- The Press

J. Arnold has returned from a trip to Boston to attend the conclave of Knight Templars.

J.A. Wright and wife of Dowelltown are visiting Mrs. Wright's parents, Mr.&Mrs. A.A. Reagan of this place.

Miss Eliza J. Morgan, daughter of Capt. J.M. Morgan of Gainesboro, visited relatives in our city last week enroute for Henriette, Texas where she goes to take charge of a music class.

The lucky (highest) bidders of the fair were J.F. Schott, confectionery, ice cream, etc., Matt Marchbanks, restaurant, Alvin Terry, feed stalls, I.P. Gilliam, watermelons, J.F. Hale, notions.

Smith County ---- The Times

Last Thursday evening while the son of Morgan Boulton, ferryman at the lower ferry in Carthage, was cutting stovewood, the axe struck his foot and cut a painful gash. He is better.

Rev. J.T. Curry, presiding elder of the Lebanon district, M.E. church, preached at the Methodist church at Carthage.

Rev G.L. Beale, the pastoris holding a series of meetings in Alexandria. Rev. J.B. Jordan of Carthage is assisting Rev. G.B. McPeak in revival at Willow Grove, Trousdale co.

Rev R. Brett of Carthage began a meeting at Hogons Creek Baptist church last Sunday.

White County ---- The Expositor

Rev. G. Smedel and wife of Roland, Iowa spent Saturday in Sparta and vicinity. They were driven to the mountain Sunday by Mr. J.R. Tubb of the Chamber of Commerce.

The trial of W.L. Stakley in the circuit court at Cleveland has been postponed. J.L. Dibrell and Stakley went to Cleveland and made a new bond.

Ike Bowman, who was arrested for robbing the post office and store at Gooch, this county, a few days ago and turned loose was re-arrested last night and will be arraigned today.

D.B. Hoover of Viola has been settling the affairs of J.B. Hoover, big brother and a former citizen of Sparta who died recently.

Rufus White and sister returned to Lancaster, Texas Monday.

Cannon County ---- The Courier

Judge W.C. Huston spent two days last week on the Caney Fork and caught 27 trout.

Capt John C. New arrived home from Nashville last Friday and returned Monday.

The many friends of Dr. H.M. Hearn will be pleased to learn that he is greatly improved in health.

Capt H.A. Wiley bought fifteen mule colts Monday and J.P. Davis thirteen, price from $25 to $50.

Elder D.B. Vance closed a two weeks meeting at the Dolittle school house.

Mrs. Sallie A. Womack, wife of Joe B. Womack, of the Eleventh district, died of consumption last Sunday night and was buried Tuesday. She was a niece of Esq. R.S. Robinson of this place.

Warren County ---- The Standard

Mr. Henry Ward has moved her from White county with his family for the purpose of educating his children. They arrived Thursday and occupy Mrs. E.A. Howard's house on Hill Street.

Miss Sara Black left Thursday for Baltimore getting the new fall millinery styles and then to Summerville, Georgia to take charge of the millinery business for the coming season.

Next Sunday Rev. Patrick Moore will preach in Spencer on the same test from which his first sermon in that place was preached just 50 years ago. On the 17th of October the church at Laurel Creek in Van Buren County will give Mr. Moore a birthday celebration.

Circuit Court convened here last Monday with Judge Smallman presiding. Attorney General Sutton arrived at noon and the case of the State against William and Victor Hillis, charged with the murder of Carrol Martin in Van Buren county in August, 1894, was taken up. Nearly two hundred witnesses were summoned in the case. Atty. Gen is assisted in the prosecution by A.B. Woodard of Fayetteville and F.M. Smith of this place. Fairbanks & O'Neal, and W.T. Murray are attorneys for the defense. Mr. Smith is making the closing argument this (Friday) afternoon and the case will be given to the jury. The jury is composed of N.C. Williams, L.A. Matthews, T. Lee Smithson, G.W. Stiles, Bob Newby, N.B. Stiles, R.S. Kirby, N.B. Stubblefield, J.R. Glenn, J.A. Marler, Sr., J.A. Marler, Jr., and J.N Shirley.

Cherry Valley

A good many attended the burial of Mrs. Sallie Ann Henderson of Henderson X Roads last Tuesday.

Eld. Dave Phillips and wife left for the Primitive Association above Smithville Friday.

Jim Hays of Watertown is pickled, guess he will be eat up during the fair.

Mrs. Mollie Phillips took the train Monday for Lebanon to visit her parents.

B.H. and J.D. Phillips went to Smithville last Sunday on business (?), sure enough.

W.P. Bass and family attended the Rome Fair, also C.C. Young.

Miss Cora Jarrel and Miss Hattie Jones visited Miss Ellen Phillips.

C.Y. Givan of Liberty was here on business Sunday.

A Mr. Woodridge of Texas, Mrs. Alice Grissom, for a couple of weeks (sic), was married last Wednesday to Miss Ida Grissom of above Watertown.


Rev. J.B. Fisher is holding a meeting in Davidson county.

Rev. T.J. Eastes has held a most successful revival at Brush Creek.

Next week is fair week at this place.

H.D. Foust, Sr. and Miss Josie Wright were married at Smithville Sunday.

Amos Turner of Brush Creek was in town today.

Miss Ophie Tyree returned to her home in Smithville Monday.

Mr. I.T. Allen and wife, Misses Ethel Allen and Sallie Littleton, Mat Martin and George Dalton of Hartsville spent Saturday night with the family of Mr. H.H. Jones.


Last Wednesday evening at the home of the bride's parents near Dowelltown, Mr. Horace Phillips was married to Miss Ara Avant. The groom is and intelligent, moral man of Watertown.


Our last to report is that of Dave Allen to Miss Lula Woodside, daughter of Mr.&Mrs. W.H. Woodside of this place, which occurred at the home of the bride last Sunday.


Percy Whaley has been on the sick list for several days.

J.T. Turney wants to buy a good heavy draft horse.

W.H. Hays of Smithville has been here on business.

W.N. Rose, one of Smith Fork's most successful farmers was here last week on business.

All parties indebted to Killman & Gothard for tuition for the spring term please come and settle.

E.J. Evans and John Wilson of Smithville were here on business last Friday.

Geo. S. Corley, one of Carthage's best lawyers, spent a few days here with home folks.

Mrs. M.C. Vick was very sick again last week but she is better today.

Miss Ella Vandergriff is on the sick list at W.R. Bratten's.

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