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Weakley County, Tennessee

Dresden Enterprise Newspaper

Transcribed from Microfilm by Martha Smith

April 21st 
Friday  April 21, 1905

Courthouse News
The following suits have been instituted in the various courts
since our last report:

Chancery  Court
M. L. HOLDER vs J. F. HOLDER  Petition for divorce. 
J. M. GLASS et als vs. C. A. GRIFFITH et als   bill filed to
        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. 

County Court
U. S. Fidelity & Guaranty company vs. J. E. WRIGHT  petition asks
        for the removal of guardian and release from bond; Lake
        E. Halladay, solicitor for petitioner

Circuit Court
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 friend,
        Mrs. E. P. BOWLIN, Palmersville, Tenn. April 6, 1905

Real Estate Transfers.
T. A. GREEN to J. W. BYNUM        $1,000
A. C. CLARK  to C. C. BRANMAN       $450
G. I. BAXTER to R. M. LITTLE            $800.
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 
cemetery.                       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.             A Friend

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. 

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.                         W. JACKSON

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.                                                     E. J.

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 on Sunday.

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 her back.
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
        Greenfield. Consideration  $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 
WOODARDís Thursday.
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
        accomplished daughters 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 writing.
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 
dangerously ill.
Jeff MARLAR and wife have bought  Bob MARLARís  farm  near 
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 
        farmers organizing. 
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,
        a son.
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 this season.
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 bliss. 
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 gentleman.
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 
        injunction, enjoining 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
        best men.

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, of Palmersville.
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,
        were present.
Mrs. Bet BRUNDIGE has been in feeble health for some time, but
        is improving. 
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
        unknown party.
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
        out again.
Bill GILLIAM came in  from Hall Moody to see his father, who is
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
        for same.
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 at all.
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 was
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
        Supreme court.
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 
        contesting parties.
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 costs. 
The famous No. 1 graveyard case was reversed and will be heard at
        the next term of chancery court.
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 home
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,                                           
McConnell, Tenn.

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 
        Mrs. EDMONDSTON.
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 is completed.
Rev. W. M. COLLINS and sister have moved over near his work at
        Cottage Grove. 

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
        his neighborhood.
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 of corn.

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
        fifty years.
Last week Tom and Lee BATES went up to Kentucky and bought a
        fine yoke of oxen, paying $65 apiece.

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
        son Tuesday.
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 needed.
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 burying ground.
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 that community.
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 farm.
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, Dr. COPELAND. 
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 days ago. 
The beloved wife of Mr. Bob FULLERTON, near Ruthville, died on
        last Monday.
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 three children.

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 it.
Mr. Will Boyd KNOX and Miss Carrie LAWLER entered into the holy
        bonds of matrimony Wednesdat night, at the home of the
         brideís father.  Rev. J. C. WILSON officiated. 
On last Wednesday evening Rev. J. C. WILSON married Mr. 
        CALLICOTTT of Pine Bluff and Miss Fanny CRAWFORD of
        this city.
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 ahead.
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 Martin.
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 well.
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
        this writing.
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 circumstances.
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 Sunday.

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.

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