Editor, Will A. Vick

November 27, 1895

Jones Mills

E.O. Underwood has been confined to his bed about three weeks but is some better now.

E.J. Underhill and wife are both sick.

There are quite a number going from this section to Texas, some are already gone.


Last Thursday at 1 o'clock p.m. at the quiet home of Mr.and Mrs. James Mullinax, near Prosperity, his beautiful daughter, Miss Viola, was married to Mr. Joe Odom, a son of James H. Odom, living near Auburn. Rev. J.T. Oakley officiating. The attendants were Prof. Clemmons and Miss Willie Grooms and Mr. Dillion and Miss Ethel Odom. There were but a few of the relatives and friends of the couple present.

Forks of Pike

Mr. Tom Potter and wife of Smithville visited J.B. West Friday.

Joe Rigsby and family returned home Saturday after a week's visit with his father near Woodbury.

Mr.Thos. Groom and daughter, Nannie, are on a visit to Mr. Tee Groom of Murfreesboro.

Misses Nannie and Lizzie Barry spent Sunday with Misses Elma and Lanna West.

Mr. Sam McMillen and family visited Mr. Bill Henley and family of Helton Sunday.

J. Charles Wheeler and several other huntsmen passed through our little village last week enroute for Cumberland Mountain on a deer hunt.

Mr. Jas. Luck and Miss Eva Luck of Watertown returned to their home after a week's visit with Mrs. H.C. Givan.

Mrs. Wm. Robinson, who has been sick for several days is some better now.

Miss Mattie Griffith has been real sick for some time.

Master Thurman Givan has been very sick for several days, but is better now.

Mr.& Mrs. Winket Truitt of Cottage Home spent Sunday at Wm. Griffith's.

E.J. Groom and wife visited Mr.& Mrs. U.W. Neal of Watertown Sunday.

Miss Mary Flippen will remain at Carthage for some time as she is studying elocution under the celebrated teacher, Miss Mlorence Watkins. Miss Maude Flippen returned today.

Miss Delia Yeargin spent Sunday at her grandpa Wests.

W.C. Groom and wife and Miss Eula Groom spent Sunday with Mrs. White of Dowelltown.

Miss Zora Stevens is on the sick list.

Born to T.P. Bragg and wife Sunday, a boy.

Fifth Sunday Meeting

The nest fifth Sunday meeting of the Salem Association will be held at Indian Creek church, DeKalb county, Tenn. Questions and discussions will be by;Wm. Simpson, D.B. Vance, J.H. Davis, A.C. Webb, J.M. Stewart, J.B. Tedder, A.J. Brien, John T. Oakley, D.W. Taylor, Hint Hill, Wm. Fish, Bill Merit, D.C. Taylor, Jo Williams, A.J. Waller, William Vickers.

Our Neighbors

News Taken From Our County Exchanges

Wilson County ---- The News

Major D.L. Wallace is out again after a spell of sickness.

Tom Ferrell has about recovered from his severe attack of fever.

Mrs. D.L. Brown and children have returned from a two months visit to her parents in Paris, Texas.

Dutch Odoum of Grant was in town Saturday on business.

J.B. Organ and B. Hallum contractors are building Mr. J.H. McFarland a handsome six room cottage on Cherry Street.

Putnam County ---- The Press

Alex Young of Watertown bought several mules at this place.

Mrs. Mary Burton, who has been sick at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L.R. McClain, for some time, is very low and on account of her advanced years cannot survive many days longer.

Chancery court began at this place Monday, Chancellor T.J. Fisher presiding.

The law firm of Webb & Capshaw has been dissolved by mutual consent.

The trial of the case of the state vs. John Carter for Murder, in the circuit court of Jackson county resulted in a hung jury.

Mrs. Martha Rash, wife of Johnathan Rash, died at her home on West Side Monday night of consumption. She was a daughter of Esq. John Dowell.

Rutherford County The News

Officer Geo. W. Myers arrested Jess Smith and Will Bates, two colored vagabonds on the charge of stealing some clothing from the buggy of Mrs. Talbert on the Manchester pike.

Sim B. Christy has purchased from Lexington, Ky. Parties a very valuable English bloodhound.

Eth Wade will leave for Washington in a few days to assume his official duty as clerk of the House.

Smith County ---- The Times

James McClain, colored, an employee of the Gordonsville saw mill, fell against a circular saw last Friday and had four fingers of his left hand cut off.

Capt. T.G. Ryman of Nashville is going to build another new boat.

Dr. D.S. Cardwell, who has been practicing medicine at Monoville for several years and who recently moved to Carthage, left for Tullahoma yesterday morning where he will be engaged in N.B. William's drug store.

L.B. Flippen & Co., grocerymen in Carthage, have purchased the building used by G.W. Lewis as a barrel factory at his mill on the river and moved the same to the scale lot adjoining Malone Bros. livery stable. As soon as put in condition it will be used a s a surplus storehouse.

John A. Jones, father of W.B. Jones of Gordonsville, died at his home in LaGuardo, Wilson county last Monday and was buried on Tuesday at Gallatin by the Odd Fellows. He leaves a wife and six children.

On the 15th inst., fire destroyed the house of D.M. Harel, near Bluff Creek on the Carthage and Gordonsville road.

A very sad accident occurred near Rome on Tuesday of last week, which terminated fatally on Thursday. Juliet, the little girl of James Grissim, aged three and one-half years, and the baby were left for a few moments by their mother in an upstairs room. While the little ones were playing, the dress of the girl caught fire from the grate and when its mother reached it, its clothing was nearly consumed, while the body, arms, and face were burned considerably. Physicians were summoned and did all in their power to save the little sufferer, but of no avail. It was buried on Friday.

NonResident Notice

In County Court at Smithville, Tenn. L.B. Parker and wife vs. Petiition Parisade Spurlock It appearing from the petition sworn to and filed in this case the deft., West Dodd is a non-resident of the State of Tennessee to appear at Smithville, Monday, January, 1896.


Last Thursday evening at 8 o'clock at the residence of the bride on Dismal, Miss Martha Malone and C.T. Cates of Cateston, were happily united in marriage.

Chas. Avant and "Shony" Gherity of Dowelltown were here buying cattle today.

Prof. Wm. Hunt says he is running on the 'special order' ticket for matrimony.

T.H. Williams' baby is very sick from a bad sore throat.

Lon Barry and family are visiting at Dowelltown.

Mrs. Susie Dunn of Charleston, Mo., reached here yesterday, on a visit to relatives here.

Prof. Henry Foutch of Alexandria is among us again tonight.

Last Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. at S. Vanderpool's residence, Miss Hattie Curtis of this place and Mr. Felix Vanderpool of Texas, who had just been in this country a few days, were united in marriage. This was about a three days courtship and a runaway match besides. They had been well acquainted for some time as her step-mother was his sister.

Prof. J. Robt. Curtis will go to Quebeck in the interest of a school next week.

Rev. Dan Hale and wife of Texas are visiting relatives here.


Two little children of Wilse Lawrence (col.) were poisoned last week. Their grandfather was taking a medicine which had strychnine in it and they, childlike, wanted some. He let them drink from the bottle. It took heroic efforts on the part of Dr. McMillian to keep them from dying.

Lafayette Farmer of linwood has become a citizen of Alexandria.

Jim Malone will move next week to a farm recently purchased near Lancaster.

Jim Fletcher left last Monday for Doyle where he has a position in a store.

A little child of Willie Vantrease died Wednesday night.

Mrs. R.E. Lee is much better this week.

Lesle Ward of Grant died Thursday night after a protracted illness of consumption.

H.H. Jones and Mrs. James Walker attended the burial of their brother, John Jones, at Gallatin last week.

Moores Pendleton was in town last week.

Johnathan Smartt and wife of Brush Creek has recovered from a spell of sickness.

Bob Ware of Hickman was here Friday.

R.L. Rollins and wife of Nashville are visiting relatives at this place.

Mrs. Ophelia Allan left last week for her home in Hartsville.

Miss Ella Jones attended the Chrysanthemum show at Carthage last week.

Mrs. Wm. Vick of Liberty visited her sister, Mrs. Matt Wood, of this place last week.

John Reed of Hall Hill was in town today.

Mr. Patterson of Nashville has moved into the house with Mr. Brumfield. He will be the sawyer at the mill on Main Street.

Miss Eula Smith visited relatives at Dowelltown last week.

Frank Beck, Ben Rodgers and Mr. Edwards were here today.

Ben Waterman was in town last Friday.

D.W. Dinges has been on the sick list for several days.

Lee Hays had a valuable mare to die last Friday while hitched to the wagon.

Sam Hamilton and Miss Nevada Davis were visiting relatives near town last week.

Miss Linnie Smith will visit relatives at Dowelltown this week.


Harve Dunn is being tried today for shooting Noah Adcock.

Joe Conley has been very sick for several days, but is better today.

Remember R.M. Priest is the Barber in Liberty and is a white man.

Matt Willard, one of Cannon county's best farmers was here yesterday on business.

The Liberty Minstrel will be at Alexandria on Saturday night, Nov. 30th.

W.N. Rose and John Harrison of Temperance Hall were here last week on business.

Remember N.P. Bullington, the old barber. You can get a shave and haircut for 15 cents.

H. Johnson has got eight years in the penitentiary, Carroll Johnson 3 years and __ Parsley 3 years.

Rose & Harrison sell county rights and give sample monument free for the new metal monument.

Oscar Bratten, son of Esq. T.G. Bratten, was elected constable of this district to fill the unexpired term of John Gleason, dec'd.

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