|Friday April 21, 1905
The following suits have been instituted in the various courts
since our last report:
M. L. HOLDER vs J. F. HOLDER Petition for divorce.
J. M. GLASS et als vs. C. A. GRIFFITH et als bill filed
enforce vendorís lein
on a tract of
land; Hall & Barr, solicitors for complaintants
W. E. PENNY and others vs. John E. WRIGHT and others bill seeks
to have deed of trust
constructed and asks for sale of
tract of land in
No. 12; Lake E. Holladay for
Hearn Bros. vs. Hardwood Lumber company et als bill seeks
attachment of lumber
at Gleason, belonging to defendant
company; Jones, Jones
and Coulte, for complaintants.
U. S. Fidelity & Guaranty company vs. J. E. WRIGHT petition
for the removal of guardian
and release from bond; Lake
E. Halladay, solicitor
Only one suit in circuit court since adjournment:
Earnest MULLINS vs. Western Union Telegraph company, suit for
$1,999 damages for failure
to deliver telegram; Lake
E. Halladay for plaintiff.
A Precious One has Gone
On April 1, 1905, the death angel visited the home of Mr. Walter
TURNER and wife, and took from them their sweet little babe. It
was one year, eleven months and one day old. Itís name was Cecil
Anderson TURNER. It was a loving babe around their home. It
leaves a father, mother, two brothers and one sister to mourn
its death, but we all know God knows best. It suffered with
diphtheria, and God took it away. Written by a
Mrs. E. P. BOWLIN, Palmersville,
Tenn. April 6, 1905
Real Estate Transfers.
T. A. GREEN to J. W. BYNUM
A. C. CLARK to C. C. BRANMAN
G. I. BAXTER to R. M. LITTLE
R. B. FREEMAN to J. W. and J. C. ROFFE $310.
W. H. JONES to Mary HAWKINS $2,000.
Miss Myrtle PEEBLES was born August 20, 1881; died April 12,
1905; died April 12, 1905; age, twenty three years, three months,
and twelve days. She professed religion at the age of fifteen,
and joined the Presbyterian church at Henry station two years
later. She joined the Missionary Baptist church at New BETHEL,
and was baptised by Bro. C. H. FELTS, where she lived a
consistent member until death. She was one of New Bethelís best
workers and will be missed in her home, in the community where
she lived and in the church to which she belonged. She bore her
afflictions with christian fortitude; often taught the little
children in the home to love and serve God, as she was the oldest
The burial service was conducted by her pastor and Brother
SPALDEN, in the presence of a large congregation of relatives and
friends, after which her body was laid to rest in the new Bethel
H. W. JACKSON.
Mittie FREEMAN, daughter of Henry FREEMAN, was born March 23,
1873, and was married to Bud ANDERSON December 18, 1898; died
March 27, 1905; age thirty two years. She professed religion at
an early age, joined the M. E. church at Pisgah, and lived a
devoted christian until death. Her remains were laid to rest at
the Freeman graveyard, the funeral being conducted by Bro. J. L.
THOMAS. She died of consumption. All that medical skill or kind,
loving hands could do for her, couldnít keep her here longer.
God was calling her home to rest. She leaves a husband and one
little girl, a mother, five brothers, two sisters and a host of
friends to mourn her death.
Bro. W. D. EAVES was born April 16, 1841; departed this life
April 7, 1905; age 64 years, 11 months and 21 days. We are not
able to say where he was born, but we know that he spent the
greater part of his life, if not all, in Tennessee.
He was a member of the Russell Spring Baptist church from about
1867 till his death. He was a true, faithful christian, always
ready to make any sacrifice for the advancement of his church.
He was punctual in attendance, never letting trivial matters keep
him away from his church meetings; he often talked in public,
always to the edification of the meek and lowly followers of
Jesus. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity for a number of
years. He had been afflicted several months with paralysis and
his suffering has fortitude. He leaves a wife and many relatives
and friends to mourn his death. Funeral services were conducted
by the writer, at Brogdenís graveyard, on last Sunday morning.
C. H. FELTS.
Mrs. Ruthney Jane WALKER was born May 1, 1842, professed religion
in 1889, and joined the General Baptist church at Birdís Chapel.
Died April 15, 1905. The burial services were conducted by the
writer, after which her body was tenderly laid to rest at the
Wesley chapel burying ground, to await the resurrection morning.
She will be missed in her neighborhood and in her home. She is
gone, but not forgotten.
Alice SEALS was born April 16, 1883; departed this life April 6,
1905; age, twenty one years, eleven months and twenty six days.
Professed religion at about thirteen years of age, and joined
the Baptist church at Bethel, of which she lived a constant
member until death. She bore her continued suffering with
christian fortitude, but amid fond and loving friends she quietly
passed away. Funeral services were conducted by the writer.
Mt. Hermon Items
Born, April 16, to Mr. Will MAY and wife, a girl baby.
Mr. Fonze HIGGS says he donít aim to work any more, as there was
a new boy arrived at
his house the 10th inst.
Mr. Jim ROBINSON purchased from Ray & Grooms a Wyoming bronco,
with which he intended
to make a crop. Last Saturday,
while ROBINSON was attempting
to work the horse, the
beast commenced to rare
and pitch and jump and snort and
kick and paw the earth,
finally breaking itís leg and
Mr. ROBINSON killed it
Travis Chapel Column
Mrs. Pattie PAYNE is much better at this writing.
Mrs. Martha WARREN has been very sick for the past week.
Mrs. Fannie LACKEY has a little chicken three weeks old that has
three feet and legs and
it is in a thriving condition.
Mr. Dean POINTER has moved into his new house.
District No. 13 Column
Mr. Tom SAWYER bought a mare of Jack TURNER, paying $47.50 for
Mrs. A. W. BRAWNER is suffering from a very painful accident
that happened Friday.
She fell down with a large stick
of wood and sprained
Washie REDICK is thought to be improving some.
Henry SAWYERS is suffering from an attack of rheumatism this
19th District Column
Mr. Bill PARHAM has sold his farm to Mr Lee NEWBERRY, of
$40 per acre.
Mr. and Mrs. Warren TANSIL have a brand new babe at their home.
The women had a big dinner and the men a big log rolling at Tom
I am glad to report that Ed CROSS is improving.
Miss Della WARREN, a prominent lady, is teaching music and
elocution in this community.
On Thursday, Mr. Enoch BLACKSTOCK, of No. 19, near Sharon,
brought home his new
wife, Miss Belle ELMORE, of Jackson. Mrs.
BLACKSTOCK is one of Jacksonís
and Enoch is one of our ablest
and most thriving farmers.
Charley PRIESTLEY, who has been very sick with typhoid fever,
is some better at this
Mr. Ed HENDREN has sold his farm to Mr. Lee EXUM and wife for
the sum of $1,075.
Mrs. Ellen TAYLOR, who has been sick for quite a while, remains
Jeff MARLAR and wife have bought Bob MARLARís farm
Mr. W. A. LACKEY has been called to the bedside of his daughter,
Mrs. Ora NELSON, at Humboldt.
She has been in bad health
for some time.
Mr. Adkins GARDNER is still suffering with sore eyes.
Albert WILSON and wife have purchased the Bill KINGSTON farm.
Brother BRICIAN will preach at Hopewell Sunday.
Town and County Column
Our esteemed friend, Mr. J. H. ELLIS, has just been appointed
depot agent at Meda,
and we sincerely congratulate the
railroad company upon
securing his services.
We are in receipt of an excellent communication from Mr. W. H.
VAUGHAN, a former well
known citizen of this county, but
now residing in Tiburon,
Cal., in which he points out the
advantages to be derived
fromand the neccessity of
On Wednesday of last week our good friend, Mr. Allen MORRIS, who
resides west of town,
was united in marriage at Martin
to Miss Ella DAVIS, a
very charming lady of Mayfield,
Eld. Tom MAYO officiating.
Allen is one of this
communityís most honorable,
upright, industrious and
thorough going citizens.
We deeply regret to learn of the death on last Thursday of a
most estimable young
lady, Miss Alice SEALS, which
occurred at the home
of her brother in law, Mr. Alfonso
HIGGS, in No. 10. The
deceased was twenty two years of
age and possessed a bright
and sunny disposition,
spreading sunshine and
happieness whoever she went.
Interment took place
on last Friday at the Higgs burying
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. W. H. VAUGHAN, of Tiburon, Cal., on April,
Uncle Bill THOMPSON reports that Bud MANSFIELD, who has been sick
nigh unto death with
pneumonia, is improving.
Dallas WARMACK wants to correspond with some of his old comrades
of Bates regiment, Company
C, Capt. CHENNYís company. His present
address is Palmersville. Tenn.
Mr. J. N. HARKEY, Sharonís buggy dealer tells us that he has sold
two car loads of buggies
Mrs. Mary CUNNINGHAM, very charming young lady of Glass, is the
guest of Mrs. A. D. FINCH.
Mrs. F. T. REAVIS left last week for Dawson Springs, Ky., where
she will spend several
weeks. Her many friends hope to
see her return fully
restored to her former health and
The marriage of Miss Shellie McKEEN, of Fulton, to Mr. Lynn
TAYLOR, also of Fulton,
is announced to take place on
the evening of Wednesday,
April 26, at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Edgar McKEEN.
Miss Shellie was born and reared
in Dresden, and has many
friends here who wish for her
a life of unbroken matrimonial
Our old friend, Tom SOMERS, was re elected county treasurer.
Miss Bettie HURT, of Martin, has accepted a position with Mrs.
HELLIT, in a millinery
department at Lexington, Ky.
Mr. Obe OWEN and Miss Della HUNT, two of Sharonís most prominent
young people, were married
at the home of the brideís
parents, Rev. A. C. MOORE
officiating. Mr. OWEN is a
valued employee of the
I. C. railroad company, and his
bride is one of Sharonís
most charming and popular young
Mrs. Jane WALLER, widow of the late P. G. WALLER, who died last
year at his home in No.
24, died at her home near Jewell
last Saturday. after
a lingering illness. Aged about
sixty five years. Her
first husband, who was Sid BUSBY,
died in the Confederate
army in Murfreesboro, and she was married to
WALLER about thirty five years ago. To this
union, were born a number
of children. Interment took
place last Sunday at
Wesleyís Chapel, services by Eld.
H. W. JACKSON.
Col. John M GARDNER, of Martin, has been expelled from the
hachelorís club of that
city and he will on Thursday
evening, May 4, be united
in marriage to Miss Ellender,
the charming, affable
daughter of Rev. and Mrs. G. W.
WILSON, at their home
in Dyersburg. John is a descendant
of that grand old pioneer
family which settled here years
ago, when the whole section
was a howling wilderness, and
is himself a most honorable
About three years ago, Dr. WALTERS sold his home and practice at
Mt. Pelia to Dr. ADKERSON,
a physician from Middle
Tennessee and WALTERS,
it is claimed, obligated himself,
under a $500 forfeiture,
not to practice medicine again
at that place. Some time
ago, it is charged, Dr. WALTERS
came back began the practice
of medicine and ADKERSON, a
few days ago, applied
to Chancellor COOPER for an
WALTERS from the practice of
Last Friday, Uncle Isham CORNELL one of the foremost and best
known citizens of
No. 22, died at his home near
Greenfield. He was suddenly
taken ill while in Greenfield
the day before, having
something similar to a stoke of paralysis,
from which he never rallied. Mr. CORNELL was
a prominent Mason and
a consistent member of the Methodist church; he
was about sixty five years of age and leaves a
wife. Just before his
death, he executed a will,
bequeathing all his property,
estimated at about $15,000
to his wife, to have
and hold during her life, with the
proviso that she not
spend exceeding one half until his relatives
shall have been given what he designated to
them, as follows: $600
each to two sisters, $800 to a
brother and $150 each
to a brother and sister in New
Mexico. James Grant CLARK
is to be named as his executor. Interment
occurred Saturday at Brockís chapel burying
ground, funeral services
being conducted by the Masons.
Thus removed one of the
countyís pioneer citizens and
Meda Matters Column
Mr. MILBURN GARDNER got hurt Saturday while riding, his horse
having fallen down with
him, though it is nothing serious.
Herschel STEPHENS happened to a serious accident morning. While
going in a door, he fell
down and almost broke his arm.
L. T. CRUTCHFIELD returned from Missouri a few days ago. Tennessee
boys canít tarry long
in Missouri; they are goers and
Mr. W. G. RUDD, who was kicked by a horse in the winter, is still
walking on crutches.
Hallís Branch Budget Column
The following gentlemaen asked in neighbors and rolled their
logs last week: Messrs.
John TODD, A. Z. SMITH, and Joe
PRINCE. This week: Messrs.
Frank BLACKARD, R. L. SUDDATH
and Elbert GLISSON.
We learn of more prosperity over in No. 6. The lastest thing in
up to date goose lot
built by that enterprising
gentlemen, Doctor John
ALLMAN and Mr. John KING.
Mrs. Victoria KING, wife of our bustling farmer, Mr. Jim KING,
has some relics in her
possession. First, is a bed tick,
in use, made in 1830,
home woven; it is made of flax
towe, spun and woven
during slave time. Second, is a
counterpane she spun
and wove when a girl of eight or ten summers, and
she is now fifty eight years old. Third, is
a dish that has been
in use for thirty five years. Such keepsakes of
ye olden times are not plentiful.
Mr. R. L. REAVIS, a young minister, died Friday night at the home
of his brother, and was
buried Sunday evening at West
Union cemetery. Funeral
services by Rev. COLLY, of Union
City. Deceased leaves
a host of relatives and friends to
mourn his demise.
It seems he was a noble young man, and
leaves behind a brilliant
record for good.
News Notes From No. 4 Column
Mr. J. W. BRUNDIGE is an the puny list. He will be seventy five
years old , May 1.
We are having a very nice school at Brunridge schoolhouse, taught
by Miss Jennie McWHERTER,
Mrs. Mary Ann ROYSTER is improving, after having la grippe.
Mr. B. A. STOW celebrated his fatherís seventy fourth birthday,
by giving him a nice
dinner, on April 3. All of his
children were there and
enjoyed the day fine Also his
sister, Mrs. Jennie CASHON
and son, Will, of Martin,
Mrs. Bet BRUNDIGE has been in feeble health for some time, but
Clennie TURNER, after having a very serious case of rheumatism
and spinal affliction,
is improving some.
News Notes From No 14 Column
Mrs. Delora TREEM had a very hard congestive chill, which lasted
several hours, last week.
Eugene COLLIER, after several weeks, is now able to be at work.
While chopping wood some
time ago, he happened to the
fortune to cut his foot
very bad, which has disabled him
of the use of that foot
until the present time.
Peckís Pickings Column
Mack GILLIAM is real sick with slow fever.
Another one of Tom GALEYís children has pneumonia; that makes
the third one thatís
had pneunomia this winter.
One night last week there was a show at Groomsí schoolhouse, and
the show man had a little
trouble with the boys. Someone
threw a bottle through
the window; it was done by some
Mr. Billie HOLT and Mr. Sam SMITH have opened a new road between
their farms; the road
between their farms; the road will
be known as Coxes pike.
Mr. Odie SURBER tells me he intends to marry before long. Thatís
the way to talk business.
Mrs. Dock FOSTER, of near Concord, is real sick.
Miss Ira McADAMS, who has taught a good school at Gilbertís
schoolhouse, is training
her students for a bog concert.
Mr. Henry FRANK, of this place, who has been sick so long, is
Bill GILLIAM came in from Hall Moody to see his father, who
Mrs. Puss HAMILTON died of small pox Saturday. She was buried
at Seminary, Sunday by
two men who had had the dreadful
disease. About forty
have been exposed.
Austin COOPER has pneumonia in both lungs, but is some better
Mrs. Kitty OVERTON is dangerously ill at present.
Roy WHICKER sold some hogs to Ike COX and received seven dollars
Mr. Dick BODKINS has a very bad head trouble; at times, his mind
is not exactly right.
>From No. 6 Column
Mr. Wilson GIVENS continues very low, not expected to live.
Milton BEVIL is some better.
Mr. Jim COX had a stable raising and lots to eat last Friday.
Dr. TATUM is spending a week in Nashville.
Henry POWERS and Sam DAVIS have a new yard fence apiece, and
their gates donít drag
Charlie WILKINS is preparing to build him a new house.
On last Wednesday, April 12, there was quite an elaborate affair
at Mr. Milton WEBBís.
It being his forty first birthday,
he gave a grand dinner
and his excellent wife gave a
quilting. There were
two quilts nicely quilted by the
ladies present. Seventy
six persons ate dinner there,
so you may know there
was something prepared to eat,
which everyone enjoyed.
All the family were there, with
the exception of two,
a lot of family and friends. In
the afternoon after the
quilts were done, there was some
singing led by Prof.
W. F. BEVILL, which was fine. The
only thing that was lacking
was that Mrs. Dr. TATUM
couldnít think of anything
to say at all during the day,
while, of course, she
never says much.
Friday April 28, 1905
Thames ATKINS Victorious
Interest was not lacking in Esquire IRVINEís court last Monday.
On this day Thames ATKINS sued his father, Booker ATKINS, for the
sum of $165. The action was to recover this amount due on a
certain note, bearing the date of January 12, 1905, and due in
thirty days. At maturity, the elder ATKINS refused to pay the
note, hence the suit. The young man was residing on the elder
ATKINSí place, and the latter had entered suit to dispossess
the young man. Two suits were pending at the same time, one to
get the young man off the place owned by the old man and the
other to recover from Booker ATKINS for provisions and work.
But on the day set for the hearing of the case, Thames ATKINS
vs Booker ATKINS, the friends of both persuaded them to
compromise the matter, which was agreed upon, the terms of the
compromise being that both were to withdraw their respective
suits, each pay the costs accrued and old man ATKINS to pay
his son the sum of $400, $235 of which was at the time paid by
check and the old man executed his note for $165, due in thirty
days. In the trial here last Mnday the note was contested on the
ground that at the time of itís execution the executor
mentally incapable of making such a transaction and futher that
there was no consideration for the execution of such a note.
Esquire IRVINE rendered judgement in favor of Thames ADKINS for
full amount of note. An appeal will be taken. Reynolds & McWHERTER
and H. H. BARR were counsel for Thames ATKINS and Jones and Jones
& Thomason conducted the defense.
Supreme Court Opinions
Supreme court is in session at Jackson, and the following
opinions were rendered in Weakley county cases last saturday:
State vs. E. F. MOSELEY; reversed. Mr MOSELEY had refused to sign
a tax schedule as to
certain U. S. bonds, was indicted
for thus refusing and
fined $1. He appealed to the
I. C. Railroad vs HORNBECK. This is a case where HORNBEAK
brought suit against
the railroad. company to recover
damages for killing a
fine dog by the railroad; he was
given judgement for $25
in the lower court and the
defendant appealed. The
supreme court cut the damages
down to $5 and devided
the costs equally between the
Martin McELWRATH vs. N. C. &st. L. railroad company. Suit for
recovey of damages for
killing hogs. Lower court rendered judgement
for $25. An appeal was taken and the supreme
court cut the amount
of damages down to $10 and divided
The famous No. 1 graveyard case was reversed and will be heard at
the next term of chancery
John M. GARDNER, guardian, vs. city of Martin; reversed. This
was a suit brought to
enjoin city of Martin from
collecting taxes on personal
property; termed intangible property.
Ray W. MARTIN vs. City of Martin. Same as above
Eld. Robert L. REAVIS, son of E. R. and E. F. REAVIS, was born
Feb. 11, 1877, died April 14, 1905; aged twenty eight years, two
months and three days. He became a member of the church of Christ
at Lebanon, Tenn. at about eighteen years of age and lived a
faithful consistent life till God in his wisdom saw fit to call
him from the cares and toils of this life to the glorious
that awaits the faithful.
His chief field of labor, after having entered the ministry, was
in Kentucky, Graves and Calaway counties, where he was held in
high esteem by the congregations for which he labored, until
failing health forced him to retire from the field, and he came
home, hoping that, with treatment and rest, his strength would
be restored. But alas, disease had taken such a deadly hold on
him that no treatment administered by his faithful physicians
could benefit him and gradually he went down into the valley of
the shadow of death. His sister,
Mrs. R. C. UNDERWOOD,
An Old Resident
In the 5th district of this county, there lives an old man of
seventy five years old, who resides on the farm where he has
lived since he was three years old. The person is Mr. I. CAPPS,
born in North Carolina in 1839. He came with his parents to
Tennessee, and settled on the place where he has lived ever
since. Mr. CAPPS was never a party to a lawsuit, was never a
juror or witness, and was never in a court room but once when
court was in session. Mr. CAPPS is hale and hearty, and goes
daily to his work with as much sprightliness as most young men.
He pays his debts, and never had a personal difficulty. Such a
record is worthy of our initation. He is the father of Mrs. T. I.
FOWLER, of Fancy, and of WIlliam CAPPS, of near Jewell, and of
Mrs. G. W. FOWLER of Orr Springs.
Mt. Harmon Items Column
Born, Tuesday night of last week, to Mr.a nd Mrs. Tom GARNER,
a five pound girl baby.
Mr Ed EDWARDS has just received a supply of groceries and will,
at an early date, put
him up a house to store them in.
Mr. L. P. WILLIAMS, a very old man and who has been an invalid
for several years, and
is residing with his son, Verge,
is at the point of death.
Mr. Harvie GARNER is right sick with pneumonia, but his wife
Bertha is better.
There was a log rolling at the widow SMITHís last Wednesday. We
all enjoyed ourselves
very much at the dinner and supper
Ralston Report Column
Some are complining about the fruit being killed by the freeze,
but W. R. VAUGHAN says
he still has some.
Miss Josie CROCKETT is slowly improving.
Mrs. Pink BROOKS spent a few days last week at the bedside of
J. B. THOMPSON is behind the counter, measuring cloth and
weighing sugar at last,
but will not have his full stock
in until the building
Rev. W. M. COLLINS and sister have moved over near his work at
News Notes From No. 14 Column
Mr. Billie HILIARD continues very low and his death is expected
at any time.
Miss Loyce, daughter of Mr. Lee PATTERSON, of Greenfield, is now
with her aunt, Mrs. Pearl
SHELBY. She will make this her
home for the future.
Mr. J. E. TOWLER is sick abed with a very bad case of rheumatism,
and is affected with
an awful sun pain.
Miss Lena BULLINGTON and Mr. James BELL were happily united in
the holy bonds of matrimony
last Sunday morning. Miss
BULLINGTON is an accomplished
young lady, of near Meda,
is of a sunny disposition
and is esteemed by all. Mr.
BELL is an energetic
young farmer and is well known in
Eda JONES(col.) is the proud owner of some very fine ducks. One
day last week, one of
the drakes died, and her husband
went to Martin and purchased
another of Mr. J. L. BROOKS
& Co. The day the
drake was brought home Eda took off a
bantam hen with young
chicks about the size of a fellows
thumb nail. Mr. Drake,
on spying the young brood, walked
up spying the young brood,
walked up and deliberately
picked four of them up
and swallowed them, just like he
would that many grains
Peckís Pickings Column
B. A. ELINORís dog went mad last week. We are told that one of
his cows was also bitten.
J. C. THOMAS has changed the road around his field and has
stopped up the old road,
which led straight up the
Johnson hill. He has
put the road in excellent condition.
This is a great advantage
to the county, since a road
would soon have to be
bought. Gullies have cut the old
road nearly in two in
half a dozen places. Mr. THOMAS
deserves the praise of
the people for putting the road
in a far better place,
and at his own expense.
Mrs. Kitty OVERTON was struck with paralysis a week ago last
Sunday morning. She lived
until Saturday morning without
eating anything. When
she was struck she was putting on
her clothes. She was
totally blind from that time until
she was laid to rest
in the Meridian graveyard, Sunday.
Her funeral was preached
by Rev. TOM CARLTON. SHe leaves
two sons and two daughters
to mourn her departure, her
husband having proceeded
her to the grave about two years
ago. Mrs. OVERTON was
a good christian woman and was
loved by everybody. She
was born March 16, 1838; died
April 22, 1905; age sixty
seven, years, one month and
six days. She was married
to Add OVERTON January 15,
1860. She has been a
member of the Methodist church for
Last week Tom and Lee BATES went up to Kentucky and bought a
fine yoke of oxen, paying
Travis Chapel Column
Mr. Jim MOON has improved his place by putting up a new room.
Mrs. Ana ERWIN is on the sick list.
Me. Willie NOONER is stepping high over the arrival of a new
Mrs. Laura STACKS is suffering with stomach trouble.
Shady Grove Column
Mr. W. B. SADLER has bought a new wagon bed, paying $12.50.
B. F. CARMICHAEL, the overseer on the Ralston road turned out
last week with a crew
of hands and gave it a good
working, which was sorely
Miss Harvey WRIGHT has woven one hundrd yards of carpet this
G. O. CHARMICHAEL has in his possession some old time relics
which, he says, money
could not buy. 1st. A cravat or
neck cloth that his father,
H. CARMICHAEL , wore eighty
years ago in the state
of New York. 2nd. A cloth brush
that has been in use
sixty years and is a good brush yet.
3rd. A silver teaspoon
that has been in use forty years.
His brother, B. F. CARMICHAEL
has the old time stew
kettle that his father
used for cooking in while working
on the first railroad
that was built in the North.
Town and County
Austin, the seven year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Garland COOPER,
died at the family residence
in No. 16, on last Monday,
after a lingering illness
from pneumonia, and was
interred Tuesday at Meridian
Mr. William JOHNSON, of Gleason, and Mrs. ARGO, who resided near
Christmasville, were married at the home of Robert BOOTH,
at Gleason, on last Sunday.
Uncle Jim INSCO went to Gibson county this week to see about
instituting a new I.
O. O. F. lodge at Rutherford. Mr.
INSCO says he will reorganize
at Martin soone and will
also institute a new
lodge at Greenfield. It is with
regret that we learn
from the post office headquarters
in Washington that Uncle
Henry LAWRENCE, who so long and
faithfully served the
people of Glaeson and vicinity as postmaster,
will be replaced by Mr. Wade PARKS, a
splendid young man of
Mr. Van BRYANT left Wednesday for Arlington, Ky., where he will
accept a position with
the telephone company.
Tom BURTONís child was kicked by a vicious mule at his home in
No. 5 on last Sunday.
One day this week, bees stung a fine colt belonging to Mr. D. T.
WINSTON, residing near Gleason.
Merchant Manny HODGES tells us that Prof. John BUCKLEY is teaching
a very interesting singing
class at Palmersvile.
Supt. Dad GIBBS has sold a total of twenty eight hams and eight
shouldres, netting $65, and still has a sufficient amount
on hand for the county
Mr. W. A. STEPHENSON, who resides in No. 5, was here last Sunday
seeing our people with
a view of organizing a company of
state militia here in
Dresden. Mr. STEPHENSON has served
in both the regular and
volunteer army and is a first
class drill master.
Dr. BIGGSí fine saddle horse jumped the fence at his home in
Palmersville Thursday morning, breaking the animalís
Walter RIGGINS, Palmemrsvilleís young smith, this week sold his
shop to J. L. FOWLER,
who is a first class mechanic.
Walter will farm.
W. A. LENEVES, who has been sick nigh unto death at his home in
Palmersville with pneumonia, was dismissed on Wednesday
by his faithful physician,
The residence of Black RUSSELL, situated near the mill at
Palmersville, was burned
to the ground about 12 oíclock Wednesday
night. THe fire originated in the kitchen.
Little was saved.
Mr. Will ROBERTS has purchased a half interest in the Sharon
roller mill from Mr.
J. W. ETHERIDGE, and they have a
large crew of hands at
work constructing a large two
story brick granery.
Mrs. FEATHERSTON, the sainted mother of ex superintendent Sam
FEATHERSTON, is very low with smallpox at her home in
No. 15. Also her daughter
has the disease. The manner
in which they contracted
the disease is a little peculiar.
The family moved to the
house where GARRETT and his wife
had it, but which was
thoroughly fumigated . One of the
women of the family found
a towel beneath the house and
decided it was too good
to throw away; she washed the
towel and from this took
the disease, as the towel was
one that had been used
by GARRETT whan he had the
>From No. 17 Column
Esq. C. A. COLLEY, after several months sojourn in Ballenger,
Texas, has returned to
his first love, and in
partnership with S. A.
FROST, has opened up a general
merchntile business in
the Kingston stand near J. T.
Mr. G. W. DICKSON has greatly improved the appearance of his
home by erecting an ornamental
fence around his front
yard and other improvements.
Mr. L. N. HACKETT and family, of Rector, Ark., are visiting Mrs.
HACKETTís father, Mr. J. M. FAIR, near White Rose.
Mr. W. V. BRANN has erected a nice and substantial fence around
his private burying ground
at Rose Hill schoolhouse.
Mrs. E. L. FOSTER received the sad news of the death of her aunt,
near Hollow Rock, a few
The beloved wife of Mr. Bob FULLERTON, near Ruthville, died on
Mrs HICKMAN, living near Sandy Branch, lost her year old baby
on the 24th inst. The
Lord has laid His hand heavily on
this good woman. Although
she is less than thirty years
of age, she has lost
three husbands, two by death and
one by separation and
Martin Matters Column
Miss Maude HOGAN who has been quite sick for several weeks, is
reported no better.
Mrs. John ROWLETT of No. 14, who is an extremely fleshy lady,
and seriously afflicted
by rhaumatism, is in a helpless situation.
Prof. H. E. WATTERS, who lately purchased the old Russell place
in West Martin, has improved
the same by turning the
old building around and
erecting a modern two story
residence in front of
Mr. Will Boyd KNOX and Miss Carrie LAWLER entered into the holy
bonds of matrimony Wednesdat
night, at the home of the
Rev. J. C. WILSON officiated.
On last Wednesday evening Rev. J. C. WILSON married Mr.
CALLICOTTT of Pine Bluff
and Miss Fanny CRAWFORD of
We learn that our sister town of Greenfield has now a long needed
move on foot, that of
establishing a new cemetery one
mile northwest of town,
and that quite a number of people
are removing the remains
of their relatives to it.
Andrew BELL of NO. 14, has entered suit against J. C. CONNELL, of
Greenfield of No. 21 for damage sustained in the purchase
of a horse from CONNELL
claiming that the horse did not
live up to the qualities
recommended by CONNELL.
Mr. Will PARRISH, of near Terrell, last week sold 1,000 bushels
of wheat to Mr. Ben IRVINE,
of Dresden. He also sold
1,000 bushels to Mr.
Bob WHITWORTH of Gleason. Mr.
PARRISH says that if
he had sold sooner, would gave
several hundred dollars
Mr. J. W. McCLARAHAN, of Dyersburg, and Miss Luna TIPTON were
happily united in marriage
Wednesday morning at the home
of the bride in east
On Tuesday afternoon last week, a young man, a stranger to us
all, drove into town
with two yoke of good looking cattle hitched to a
log wagon, sold the whole outfit to Ned
TRAVIS, for $151, and
took the next train east. Mr.
TRAVIS sold the rig to
Ike ELLIOTT, who has a use for
such things and knows
how to use them. Wednesday night,
of this week, one Mr.
J. H. McDANIEL, from Benton County,
landed here with a title
note of $290 and lien on the
property. John VOWELL
is on the track of the young man.
12th District Doings Column
Mr. Henry AYLOR has moved his blacksmith tools to Hinkledale,
where he will follow
his trade. He will move his family
in a few days.
Born, to Mr. John CLARK and wife, last Saturday morning, a boy.
Mother and babe are doing
Little Dock AYLOR, the seven year old son of Mr. Henry AYLOR,
was badly bitten last
Wednesday, by a dog, belonging to
Mr. Bud HUGHES. Dock
AYLOR and Ira HUGHES, the nine year
old son of Mr. Oscar
HUGHES, were playing in the yard of
Mr. Bud HUGHES, when
the dog sprang at Dock and inflicted
a severe wound in his
leg. The boy is unable to walk at
Rev. W. C. NEWBERRY has been called by the session at Everett
in the pastorate of that
church for this year.
Everett HEATH has been employed to teach the summer school at
Fairview. This is his
first sschool, and he will teach
it within one half mile
of where he was raised.
Mr. Maurice CLARK, from No. 11, will teach at Oak Grove this
Hallís Branch Budget Column
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. McKENEY, on the 17th inst., a fine girl.
Mr. A. J. HART went to Henry county one day last week,
prospecting for a cook,
but was unsuccessful . His wife
is an invalid.
Uncle Joe WELLS, a homeless old man seventy five years old,
formerly of Middle Tennessee.
I am told, is here hiring;
but he can not hold out
to do much work. It is sad to see
a man of his age in such
A number of young people enjoyed a flinch party at the home of
Mr. W. H. LAMB, Saturday
night. They had an interesting
game and some music.
Mr. J. M. LOCKHART and family were the guests of relatives near
Como, Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. A. Z. SMITH carried a load of tobacco to Murry , Ky., last
week for Mr. BASS. It
took eight wagons to carry his crop,
which was sold for the
round price of 5.50 per hundred.
Mr. Chas. ALLMAN had a barn raising and a good dinner, Wednesday
of last week.
Mr. SIMONS, formerly of West Union vicinity, just from
Mississippi, and now
residing west Dresden, was here
Saturday to buy corn
from Mr. Samuel LOCKHART. Mr. SIMONS
moved from here to the
above named state last spring and
we are glad to see him
back in old Weakley.
Bro. Robert PASCHALL, of the vicinity of Como, will fill his
appointment at West Union
Smithís Schoolhouse Column
Mr. John SUMMERS moved into his new house and on last Sunday
night gave a singing
for the young people of this
Mr. Lawrence OWEN and Miss Ida TAYLOR, two of Tumblingís most
highly respected young
people, were married by Esq.
GAINER last Sunday evening
while seated in their buggy.