Editor, Will A. Vick

March 18, 1896


Clyde Terry and Jo Flippen of New Middleton were in town Saturday.

Rev. T.H. Hinson and Jack Vantrease of Grant were here Saturday.

Jo Rutland of Rome was in town last week.

Col. R.D. Allison of McKinney, Texas was here last week.

Mrs. Jesse Baird died at her home on Hickman Creek Sunday night at 10 o'clock. The funeral took place today. She was the mother of Tom Baird at Mahone.

Mr. Tom Mason of Grant was in today.

Mrs. Dr. McMillen leaves Wednesday to visit her sister in Saint Louis.

Mr. John Davis died at his home in New Middleton yesterday.

L.W. Rollins has returned from a business trip to Cookeville.

Mrs. Mefford and daughter, Maggie, are expected this week from Franklin.

Miss Ella Jones has returned from a visit to friends in Nashville.


Miss Mittie Walkup of Rock House spent last Saturday with Misses Bonnie and Maggie Grizzle.

H.H. Kidwell and wife visited relatives at Liberty Sunday and Monday.

Miss Alta Hale of Adamson Branch visited relatives at this place last week.

George Smithson of Liberty came up yesterday.

George Campbell and wife of Trousdale county visited relatives here last week.

P. Campbell and Miss Sallie Powell, both of this place, were united in marriage last Wednesday, Esq. L.L. Melton officiating.

Born to Tom Hale and wife last week, a boy.

Cap Hancock is having him a well drilled.

G.W. Hale stuck a nail in foot causing a painful if not serious wound.

Burr Stoner has moved into the house lately occupied by Sam Watson on Wm. Smithson's farm.


Willie Fuson is very sick with pneumonia at this writing.

Mr.&Mrs. Will Taylor visited home folks at Forks of Pike last Sunday.

E.L. Hendrixson went to Watertown last Tuesday on business.

Prof. Lankford and Sewell Barry visited at Forks-of-Pike last Saturday.

Rev. Oscar Close has been visiting home folks for the last few days.

Good Bye Little Troy

Death, the mighty sceptor which sways the life of every one, entered the peaceful home of Dr. Bob Fuson's last Thursday night and took from him one of his little jewels. ---- March 7, 1896

Cherry Valley

L.A. Bass has about completed his new barn.

W. Berry has moved his saw mill to this place.

Born to J.M. Jacobs and wife last week, a girl.

Mr. Lewis and wife have a boy staying with them this week.

Little Era Belle Jacobs is visiting at her Grandpa's.

A.P. Womack, who has been studying law at Lebanon, come up yesterday to see home folks.

Tom Berry will begin his new barn in a few days.

Miss Ida Jacobs school began Monday and is getting along nicely.

Aunt Katie Vantrease, who was sick so long last summer, has taken her bed again and they don't think she will get up any more.

Miss Lula Nettles, while running the other day, fell and sprained her ankle, though not seriously.

Our Neighbors

News Taken from Our County Exchanges

Putnam County ---- The Press

Mrs. R.L. Jennings and daughter, Marion Gray, left for their home in Statesville Monday.

Mrs. J.D. Phillips and son, __.M. Phillips, returned to their home at Smithville last Saturday, after days visit to her daughter, Mrs. P.C. Shields.

Dr. R.V. Pierce of Nashville, a distinguished divine of the Methodist Episcopal church, has redeemed the Bloomington college which had been sold for debt.

John Randolph, who lived on the Frank Burton place, three miles east of town, had the misfortune to get his house and everything in it burned last Friday night.

W.C. Cleghorn, a prominent citizen, is very sick with pneumonia.

John Rayborn, the one-legged old confederate soldier, is very sick with the grip.

Rutherford County ---- The Free Press

Judge W.C. Houston will open court in Lewisburg next Monday.

Mr. Will Jacobs had the misfortune to fall from a wagon last week and break his arm.

While loading some lumber in a wagon at Fosterville last weed, Mr. Jom Todd's ax flew off its handle and buried itself in his neck very close to the carotid artery. A physician was at hand and succeeded in saving his life.

Mrs. Amanda M. Henderson, aged 79 years, died at the home of her son-in-law, Mr. B.F. Rankin, on the Manchester pike last Monday. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Green P. Jackson Tuesday afternoon. The burial took place at the family burying ground.

Mr. Charles H. Love, who for two years has been in The News office as foreman, left this week for Nashville, where he will accept a position in the office of The Methodist Pub. House.

Attorney General Lillard Thompson, after a sick spell of about two weeks, was able to resume his duties in the Circuit Court room last Thursday morning.


All kinds of stoves at J. Bradley's.

Clover seed at $4.00 a bushel at T.G. Bratten's.

Born to E.M. Yeargin and wife, a boy, last week.

C.E. Robinson of Milton has been here this week buying cattle.

L.N. Woodside of this district is foreman of the grand jury at Smithville.

D.D. Overall and John F. Turner have gone to Cincinnati.

Geo. Bradley wants his friends to come and see him at Vick & Bright's for a spring suit.

J.W. Overall has been elected delegate to the Republican National Convention from this district.

H.L Overall & Bros. at Capling are feeding about 300 hogs for the June market.

Yesterday and today the court at Smithville has been engaged trying the damage suit of Scott Burton vs. C.T. Burton. About 100 witnesses were summoned.

In the Cannon county democratic primary last Saturday, Wm. T. Keele for sheriff, received 692; G.T. Roach, 630; Jas. Patton, 185. For trustee, T.J. Vance, 681; Cafley, 595; McKnight, 252.

John Allen, son of James Allen, came in from Missouri last week and will make this his future home.

Miss Corille McClellan and Jannie Blackburn of Alexandria and Maude Flippen spent Sunday night in Liberty.

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