Extractions from Digging Up The Past February 2005
Most of our farmers are harvesting oats this week.
Died at his residence near
Phillips died May 2, , and was buried in the cemetery at
Moved with her husband and 5 children to
To The Public ---- I am prepared to do all kinds of shoe work. W. W. Wallace
Mr. H. J. Bruister has been appointed by the Governor, Commissioner of the first district of this county, made vacant by the death of Mr. P. T. Dicks.
Mrs. Padget, who lives nine miles south of Butler on the "Ridge Road," to Bladon Springs, will be one hundred years old next Sunday, the 24th.
Married on the 16th, at the residence of Mr. J. W. Hurst, by the Rev. F. A. Freeman, Mr. A. Rudder and Miss Lucinda C. Goree.
Good beef is sold in town almost every week at the very reasonable rate of 3 cents per pound for fore quarters and 4 cents for hind quarters.
Last week after we had finished "setting up" the so called Treasurer's report, it was carefully laid away in a dest drawer, to be delivered to Judge Warren who wanted to file it in the Probate Office. When he called for it on Thursday morning, it had disappeared and for some time could not be found "high nor low.' Finally, however, it was discovered behind a drawer, where it had been carried by the mice. We could not help but exclaim, "confound the mice, they are worse than the Commissioners."
A little child of Mr. Allen Manely died last Monday.
Mr. Jesse Taylor is building a water grist mill near Desotoville.
Mr. Belton Rudder brought a large wagon load of watermelons to town for sale last Monday.
J. D. Cook
will return to
William Tuttle, white, had his trial for failing to work on the public road, last Saturday, and was fined $2 and cost. The cost amounts to a bale of cotton.
Pay your taxes so you want lose your place.
Mr. F. A. Powe has accepted a situation as clerk in the store of Mr. Mills.
There has been less drunkenness in town this court than for several terms past.
Unclaimed letters at the post office - Silas Allen - colored, G. B. Chaney, David Bozone, W. H. Johnson, Sol Kelly, Mrs. Mary E. Land, Miss Mattie Oslin, Miss Clara Oslin, J. B. Sanders, Miss Mary L. Sikes, Miss B. Watkins, Warner Bailey.
Norwood, formerly of this county, died in
Married on the 19, at the residence of the bride's father, by the Rev. T. B. Woodward, Mr. Walter Ezell and Miss C. E. Lee.
Our little village can boast of five dry goods, one confectionery, one drug store, two hotels, one masonic lodge, one Church, two barrooms, one academy, a mill site and a live newspaper.
Mrs. D. J.
Wright died near Forkland,
There have been fewer white persons in town during the holidays than we have ever known before. The colored people had all the fun without interference from "de white thrash."
Married on the 28th, by Eld. J. K. Ryan, at the bride's residence, G. L. Scarborough and Mary E. Adams.
On last Friday, in Mr. Walton's store, at Desotoville, Ed. Ezell and Richard Spencer, both white, had a difficulty in which the former received two severe wounds with a knife.
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