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Fayetteville (TN) Observer, Thursday, June 23, 1881 p.3 col.1
Executors' sale ... estate of S.S. Alexander, dec.
We were shown the first cotton bloom yesterday (Wednesday) by Mr. Wyatt WOODRUFF of this vicinity.
In County Court, Monday, the 18th inst. George J. and H.H. ALEXANDER qualified as executors of the estate of S.S. Alexander, dec.
The next regular meeting of the ladies society of the Presbyterian church, will be held at the house of the President, Mrs. Geo. SMITH, Tuesday, July 19th.
Fayetteville (TN) Observer, Thursday, June 23, 1881 p.3 col.1
In this vicinity, Thursday, 16th inst., of consumption, Mrs. Mary, wife of Eli SPRAY, aged about 30 years.

Licenses have been issued to the following parties since our last--
White: John SANDERS and Louisa DUNN; S.M. PLEMONS and M.C. SNODDY; George STREET and Nettie CASHION.

Fayetteville (TN) Observer, Thursday, June 23, 1881 p.3 col.2

C.C. MCKINNEY, Esq., of Purdy, is in town.
Judge J.J. WILLIAMS spent last Sunday in Fayetteville.
Rev. H.S. MCBRIDE went to Winchester Monday.
Col. D.W. HOLMAN went down to Nashville Monday last.
Miss Blanche BONNER returned from Nashville Friday last.
Mr. and Mrs. J.B. LAMB left Monday for Monteagle Springs.
Tuesday Mr. and Mrs. W.A. GILL, jr. retunred from Knoxville.
Rev. David TUCKER returned from Texas Friday.  He speaks well of that State.
Mrs. J.W. LAUDERDALE went to Flintville Tuesday for respite from the warm weather.
Miss Hannah MCWHIRTER, of Kelso Station, left Monday last for Terrell, Texas.
J.O. GRAY, of this place, is now in the lumber district of Colorado buying saw logs.
Mrs. B.F. THOMAS, of Cane creek neighborhood, is visiting the family of Mr. J.B. WILSON.
Thos. M. Rodes returned to Paint Rock, Ala., last Friday, in company with Willie RODES.
Mrs. Agnes ROBERTSON arrived from Columbia Saturday.  She is visiting her sister Mrs. P.D. BOYCE.
Misses Susie UNDERWOOD and Alice CALDWELL, of Maury county, are the guests of Mr. J.E. CALDWELL.
Messrs. Hu. COWAN and Walter VAUGHN, traveling agents of Forest Nurseries, returned home Tuesday.
Mrs. Ida STREET, of Texas, has been visiting relatives at Petersburg for a week.
Mr. Willie B. MOORE, a student of the Cumberland University, at Lebanon, returned to Petersburg last week.
Misses Maggie Bell MCKINNEY and Emma Davis SMITH, of Columbia, are visiting their uncle A.S. THOMAS,
Wm. GARDNER returned last week from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he had been attending
L.L. COLE, Esq., of Molino, was, early last week, stricken with paralysis of the brain.  His recovery is deemed
The school at Hamwood closed last Friday.  We are glad to say that the teacher, Miss Emma HALL, has
   given general satisfaction.
Our office was enlivened Saturday by the presence of Miss Iva LINDSAY, of Molino, and Miss Mollie
   HAMILTON, of Cane Creek.  They were accompanied by Mr. B.B. WYATT.
Miss Mollie HAMILTON, daughter of Wm. HAMILTON, six miles west of Fayetteville, has just returned from
   Cedarville, Ohio, where she has been attending school for two years.
Miss Lizzie CARY, music teacher at Soule Female College in Murfreesboro returned to Petersburg a short time
   since, two young ladies, Misses SHARP and MORTON, accompanied her.
Dr. J.B. GORDON, of Cutler, Illinois, has settled at the late residence of Wm. Wyatt, dec., for the practice
   of his profession.  We welcome him, as we do all good citizens, to our county.
Miss Lizzie and Mary HALL's school at Sulphur Springs closed last Friday ...
Mr. F.O. MCCORD attended State Press Association at Chattanooga last week....
The school at Unity, near Petersburg, under the tutorship of Miss Susie HALL, closed last Friday...
Prof. DE ANQUINOS, the celebrated artist... photographic art...
Mr. Hu. M. BLAKE, of Fayetteville, and Mrs. Helen BLEDSOE, of Petersburg, camde down on the train
   Tuesday and went to Cornersville to visit Mr. J.M. BLAKE and family.-- Lewisburg Gazette.

Fayetteville (TN) Observer, Thursday, June 23, 1881 p.3 col.3

The Institute met in the courthouse Saturday, the 18th, according to adjournment.  The following
teachers were present:

Fayetteville (TN) Observer, Thursday, June 23, 1881 p.3 col.4
MOLINO (June 20th, 1881)
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John STEWART, of Prosperity neighborhood, died on Sunday morning last, the 12th inst., of dropsy of the bowels.  The deceased was about 45 years of age and a native of this county.  He was a man of very respectable standing, whose loss will be severely felt by his family and a large circle of friends.  He was interred in Prosperity churchyard on Monday last, and the funeral services were conducted by Rev. Dr. SLOAN of New Hope.  To his bereaved wife and relatives we extend our warmest sympathies.

Mrs. Elizabeth WILLIAMS, relict of Rice WILLIAMS, died on Tuesday morning last, of exhaustion from chronic rheumatism.  She had suffered for a number of years from this excruciating disease, and had borne her distress with amazing patience.  The deceased was about 55 years of age and a native of Lincoln county.  She was a member of the M.E. church, and an exemplary christian, wife and mother.  To her sons and many relatives, we express our heartfelt condolences in their sorrow, believing truly that their loss is her eternal gain.

Miss Mollie GREEN is improving very considerably and she thinks of accompanying her sister northward soon, if her condition permits.

J.H. DALE, who has been confined by relapse for some time, is again able to be out.

Messrs. SANDERS, ROWELL & Co. have removed their saw mill from Alex. HAYES' to Col. ROBERTSON's well, on Cold Water.

The STRONGS, H.P. ROWELL, B.B. BRYAN, Manley HAIRSTON, Col. GALLOWAY and others in this neighborhood have very good crops of wheat.

Miss Josie ANDREWS, of Limestone county, Ala., is here visiting relatives and friends.

Fayetteville (TN) Observer, Thursday, June 23, 1881 p.3 col.4
MULBERRY (June 21st, 1881)
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... the concert given by Miss Emma WHITAKER at the close of her term as music teacher at this place last Friday night.

Fayetteville (TN) Observer, Thursday, June 23, 1881 p.3 col.5
BOON'S HILL  (June 17th, 1881)
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The parties that went from this neighborhood to Texas seem to have very different oppinions from what they once held concerning the Lone Star State.  Dr. SUMMERS found but one thing that was very attractive to him, and as it was movable he persuaded it to accompany him home.  Mr. REED returned home last Sunday, and it seems that he found nothing very pleasant to him, for he says that he would not give his farm out here in the hills for all Texas.  W.F. MCDANIEL must be pleased with everything as he has not made his appearance at home yet.

Will HUDSON  was out among his friends last Saturday night for the first time since he has been engaged in business in your town.

J.H. HUDSON has gone over to Kelley's creek to teach school.  Jim is missed very much, especially by the young ladies.

Mrs. A.B. WILSON has gone to Pulaski to receive medical treatment.  Guess Add feels lonely.

J.W. MCDANIEL has gone over the river in quest of a school.

Miss E.J. STEELE's school will close on the 24th.

Fayetteville (TN) Observer, Thursday, June 23, 1881 p.3 col.5
By Milton HUMES, trustee, at the court-house in Fayetteville, on Wednesday, July 27th, 640 acres of land, more or less, in the 22nd district, belonging to W.H. MOORES. [next column has more details]

Fayetteville (TN) Observer, Thursday, June 23, 1881 p.3 col.5
T.P. ARNOLD to SMITH & HOLMAN, 5 3/8 acres in 24th dis, $550.
A.C. MCCLAIN to Joseph BUCHANAN, 25 3/8 acres in 7th dis, $250.

Fayetteville (TN) Observer, Thursday, June 23, 1881 p.3 col.6

Executor's Sale: [S.S. ALEXANDER]

Fayetteville (TN) Observer, Thursday, June 30, 1881 p.2 col.2
CYRUSTON (June 25th, 1881)
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Mumps...Dr. BUMPER, alias the "Black Doctor" ...

There is a new secret order starting up in this section.  Abel LINEBARGER, formerly a citizen of the 13th district, and a professional stone-cutter, is the M.W.G.M. of the State....

Prof. GILLAM has been engaged for the last ten or twelve days in saving the wheat crop....

Cullen SUGG says Joe is a good horse... Knox MOORES.

Bill HAMILTON, of Union camp ground, rides a good horse...

Hu. STORY, of Giles county, is often seen in this locality on Sunday.

Prof. DOWNING is to teach the school at this place.

Fayetteville (TN) Observer, Thursday, June 30, 1881 p.2 col.2
CHESTNUT RIDGE (June 28th, 1881)

[Description of bad rainstorm and flooding of the two Cane creeks]

We were at Mr. PATTON's near BLEDSOE's store....

Fayetteville (TN) Observer, Thursday, June 30, 1881 p.2 col.2

Mrs. Ephram ANTHONY, of Bedford Co accidentally shot and killed herself Friday.  She had gone with a shot gun to kill a hawk.

Fayetteville (TN) Observer, Thursday, June 30, 1881 p.3 col.1

While out riding Sunday, the horse, a spirited animal, became frightened at an engine near the road, four miles east of Fayetteville, and ran away, upsetting the buggy in which were Mr. Jack Renegar, his wife and sister.  The ladies were painfully bruised, but it is hoped not seriously injured.

At the regular meeting of Calhoun Lodge, Odd-Fellows, Fayetteville, Friday night last, the following officers were elected to serve during the next six months-- Jas. B. WILSON, N.G.; B.B. THOMPSON, V.G.; W.T. MOYERS, treas.; G.J. STONEBRAKER, Per. Sec; M.W. WOODARD, Rec. Sec.

Fayetteville (TN) Observer, Thursday, June 30, 1881 p.3 col.1
Killed by Lightening: Two members o the family of Henry DISMUKES (col.) were killed by lightening on Monday p.m. during the thunder and rain storm.  They lived on the old ALLEN farm -- now DEFORD's -- six miles south-west of Fayetteville, and near Molino.  The house stands near the river bank, and the family were seated there-in.  Four of them were stricken; the wife and mother, Belle, and her eldest son were killed outright; and the father Henry, and a younger son were seriously shocked.  Persons should never sit between doors or open windows during a thunder storm, nor take shelter under trees or in barns.  Whenever there is a passing current of air, or a tall body of any kind, there is danger.  Beware.

Fayetteville (TN) Observer, Thursday, June 30, 1881 p.3 col.2
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Mr. and Mrs R.C. Barnes called to see us yesterday.
Mrs. P.D. Boyce has been on the sick list for a week.
Mrs. R.S. Bradshaw is visiting relatives in Shelbyville.
Mrs. Ida Dallas, of Nashville, is visiting her mother, Mrs. Ann Bonner.
Mrs. S.C. Hipsh is spending the heated term at Latonville, on the ridge.
J.W. Adair, of Mulberry, went to Louisville tuesday with a car load of hogs.
Miss Mary Caldwell is visiting Miss Almeda Tillman in Shelbyville.
Mr. Jas. Arnold and family, of Waartrace, are visiting relatives in Fayetteville.
Clem. Diemer is spending the week with his parents, Dr. and Mrs. C.A. Diemer.
Capt. John T. Cathey is circulating among his friends in Fayetteville and vicinity.
Miss Fannie Neil Lamb left Monday for Mont Eagle Springs, to join her mother.
Miss Lizzie Hall leaves this morning for Knoxville to attend the State Normal Institute.
Dr. W.H. Robinson, of Mulberry, left yesterday (Wednesday) for Mont Eagle Springs.
Prof. R.S. Bradshaw is attending the State Normal Institute, in session at Knoxville.
Miss Lizzie D. Jones who has been visiting relatives in Mississippi, returned to Mulberry last week.
Mr. John Moore, traveling salesman for Forest Nurseries, returned home, near Oak Hill, Tuesday.
Mr. J.L. Stewart and wife, of Molino, have recently returned from a two months visit to Talladega, Ala.
Miss Susie Thomison, a student of the Mary Sharpe College, of Winchester, returned home last week.
Mr. Wm. W. Stegall left for Huntsville on Monday, and will probably go to Chattanooga to engage in
Mrs. Hu. M. Akin and children went to Maryville, East Tenn., yesterday, for a months' visit to her mother.
Mr. Y.A. Taylor, of the vicinity of Kelso, dropped in to see us Saturday.  We are always glad to meet him.
Mr. John Gillam, formerly of Fayetteville, but for twenty years of Texas, gave the Observer a pleasant hour
Miss Jessie McClain, after a two weeks' visit to her friends and school mates in Fayetteville, returned to
   Nashville last Tuesday.
Mrs. A.L. Anderson, eight miles west of town, has been quite sick for three weeks, but, we are glad to
   say, has about recovered.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Bonner returned from Baltimore Tuesday in company with Miss Fannie Bonner, who
   has been attending school in that city.
Mr. Peter Cunningham, of Flintville, left for Texas on Monday, prospecting for a home, to which he
   purposes moving next Fall.  he is a good citizen and will be a desirable addition to the community
   in which he may settle.

Fayetteville (TN) Observer, Thursday, June 30, 1881 p.3 col.2
White: J.B. Sims and Pemetta J. Watson
Colored: Crocket Vency and Nancy Smith.

Fayetteville (TN) Observer, Thursday, June 30, 1881 p.3 col.2
In this county, on Swan, Sunday, 26th inst., of consumption, Mrs. Nancy Caroline, wife of Joseph A. Edmondson, aged about 45 years.
In this county, near George's Store, Friday, 24th inst., of disease of the heart, Ella Vester, daughter of William and Mary Ann Copleland, aged 12 years and 6 months.

Fayetteville (TN) Observer, Thursday, June 30, 1881 p.3 col.5
MOLINO (June 27th, 1881)
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Rufus Tipps, son of Thos. D. Tipps, of Camargo neighborhood, died Monday, the 20th., very suddenly, from an accident the previous day. ... He died on his birthday, being 11 years old.

Born to John Allen, on Friday morning last, a son.

L.L. Cole, Esq., is still confined to his room, but able to sit up some.  His condition is not materially changed from the first.  Disease, softening of the brain.

Mrs. W.G. Davis left for her home in southern Indiana, this morning, per rail, via Nashville and Louisville.  She had been here several weeks, attending to her sister, Miss Mollie Green, who is confied to her bed by a chronic attack of pulmonary disease.

We had the pleasure of listening to a very good sermon yesterday, by Rev. J.G. Woods, of your town, ata Smith's Chapel, it being a funeral occasion in honor of the memory of an aged and respected lady, Mrs. Eugenia Martin, who died Jan. 20, 1881, at the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. Newton Bryan.  The text was Rev. 14:13.  A large congreagation was present.  Just about the close of Dr. Woods' sermon a scene commenced, a short distance form the church, which baffles description.
[long description of drunken fight contains the following names]:  two young men of the Chapel neighborhood Lin. Smith and Walter Bryan, Mr. B.B. Bryan, wife of Mr. B.B. Bryan is mother of Smith; young Bryan is a nephew of Mr. Bryan and has lived with his uncle several years.

[following is summarized]: news from Ala-- Mr. Matt Pearson, formerly of this county, but now of Madison county, was bitten on Saturday last by a rabid dog... his brother-in-law Mr. Ward also bitten.  Visited the mad stone.

The wife of Mr. Jasper Dickey was thrown from a mule last evening and severely hurt....

Fayetteville (TN) Observer, Thursday, June 30, 1881 p.3 col.5
MULBERRY (June 27th, 1881)
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... George Payne's family grocery ...
... Rev. Mr. Grovendyke ...
Misses Underwood and Caldwell, of Columbia, are here visiting friends,and the boys are crazy, some of the old bachelors' hearts can be heard to beat clear across the square.

Messrs. Mat. and Ed. Whitaker, of Fayetteville, were seen in the village Sunday.  I did not learn their business.

Mrs. McLaughlin, of Fayetteville, is visiting relatives here.

One day's canvass in the washing machine business satisfied Jim Ashby.  He got the promise of one order, if they wanted the instrument, and twenty or thirty rebuffs; he didn't think it paid to wash hard all day for a promise.

Fayetteville (TN) Observer, Thursday, June 30, 1881 p.4 col.1
Attachment Notice:  J.B. Camp vs David Thompson (non-resident)

Fayetteville (TN) Observer, Thursday, July 7, 1881 p.3 col.1

Rev. T.S. Buchanan will preach at the C.P. church next Sunday morning.

A horse drawing a buggy in which Mrs. John M. Bright and David Bright were seated, became frightened and ran away last Friday, and upset and wrecked the vehicle.  Mrs. Bright was injured somewhat, but not seriously, we are glad to hear.

Orville Thompson, brother of Register B.B. Thompson, had his leg broken, below the knee, by the fall of the horse he was riding last Sunday.  He was about three miles from home, near Kelso, and rode home in this maimed condition.  He has suffered greatly, but the limb, it is thought, will be saved.

Fayetteville (TN) Observer, Thursday, July 7, 1881 p.3 col.1
White: E.C. Richardson and M.W. Sullivan; J.S. Maddox and M.J. Anderson; G.W. Whitworth and D.L. Armstrong; W.D. Hawkins and Laura B. Enochs.
Colored: Richard Jennings and Sarah Pamplin; Albert Eddins and Mary Buchanan.

Fayetteville (TN) Observer, Thursday, July 7, 1881 p.3 col.1
In this county, near Goshen, Tuesday 28th ult. Rev. William W. Hailey, aged 74 years.
Fayetteville (TN) Observer, Thursday, July 7, 1881 p.3 col.2
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Gov. Marks was in town yesterday.
Rev. W.H. Groves is in McMinnville.
Mr. Jas. Cooley, of Decatur, is up on a visit.
Miss Mary Rodes went to Decherd yesterday.
Mr. Chas. Clark, of Nashville was in town Tuesday.
Bob Gray dropped in to see his old friends on Saturday.
Miss Mary Wallace left on Tuesday to visit McMinnville.
Prof Geo. W. Crawford, of Lincoln, dropped in on Monday.
C.T. Wallace, of Fairview, Ky., is visiting the editor's family.
M.M. Dean, of this place, is very sick with fever in Huntsville.
Miss Lizzie Bruce, of Hunt's Station, is the guest of Mrs. J.E. Caldwell.
Mrs. C.A. French is visting her son Dr. Ed. French at Hunt's Station.
Miss Ella Bell, of Nashville, formerly of this place, is visting friends in Fayetteville.
Rev. W.G. Templeton is attending the Sunday School convention in McMinnville.
Last Saturday, Miss Mattie Engleman returned from a two weeks' visit at Oak Hill.
Mrs. James W. Goodwin has been quite sick, but we are glad to hear she is now better.
Capt. I.T. Rodes left yesterday morning for Ripley, West Tenn., to be gone a week.
Mrs. A. Summerfield has recently returned from a pleasant visit to her daughter in Nashville.
Miss Mary E. Templeton, of Boons Hill, left for Hunt county, Texas, where she will teach school.
Mrs. P.D. Boyce and Mrs. Agnes Robertson are in Huntsville visiting their sister Mrs. A.H. Turner.
P. Halbert, Esq., gave us the benefit last Thursday of as pleasant an hour as we have had in a long time.
Robt. Green of San Antonio, Texas, son of N.O. Green, formerly of this place, arrived in town on Saturday.
The nicest apples that we have seen this season, were presented to the OBSERVER last Thursday, by our
     friend John Gant.
Dr. W.J. Miller was in town Saturday.  He reports that Hurricane Springs are having a prodigious amount
     of visitors this season.
Misses Sue Underwood and Alice Caldwell, who won many friends and admirers by their winsome ways
     and merry laughter, returned to their home in Maury county last week.  We trust that they were well
     enough pleased to again visit Fayetteville.
At a ball at Mont Eagle from Fayetteville Miss Blance Bonner was lovely in a dress of cream satin with
     lace overdress; Miss Fannie Bonner was bewitching in a dress of pink and cream satin, with lace
     trimmings; Miss Fannie Neil Lamb was fascinating in a dress of cream satin and white lace.  Messrs.
     H.C. Lamb and N.O. Wallace, jr. were also present.

Fayetteville (TN) Observer, Thursday, July 7, 1881 p.3 col.3
Closing exercises of this school at Bright Hall, Profs. T.W. Newman and W.F. Fleming instructed in German, Greek, Latin and the different mathematical and English branches.

Fayetteville (TN) Observer, Thursday, July 7, 1881 p.3 col.5
MOLINO (July 4th, 1881)
Esq. L.L. Cole has improved somewhat in condition since our last, and hopes are now entertained of his
    ultimate recovery.

Fayetteville (TN) Observer, Thursday, July 7, 1881 p.3 col.6
NORTH TEXAS LETTER (Plano, June 24th, 1881)
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In our devotions we are not unmindful of the gratitude expressed in the prayer of "Uncle" George Farrar, a deceased colored man of Lincoln county.  He was asked to pray in a white folks' prayer meeting at Shiloh, near Millville, and responded promptly by saying "O, Lord, we thank Thee that we are neither dead nor damned nor blown away by a storm."
Our Lincoln county people are all trying to succeed here.
Being St. John's day there are three celebrations in Collin county.