May 27, 1898
Last Monday evening near Spring Creek Schoolhouse, Professor T. J. WILKISON killed a rattlesnake which measured 4 feet and 3 inches. The Professor says he came very near stepping on it but then it is none of the people's business how scared he was.
CHARLEY JOHNSON, of Robertson County, who was arrested by Sheriff Boyd some time ago for theft of a horse from H. G. SCALES, who lives near Iredell had an examining trial before SQUIRE STEPHENS Thursday and was bound over till action of Grand Jury in the sum of $500.
At a meeting of the School Board of Meridian Public
School on Wednesday the following persons were selected as teachers for
the ensuing year.
C. M. BLADRIDGE, Principal; J.A. ROBERTSON, First Assistant; Miss PHEMIE PEDIGO, Second Assistant; Miss JULIA BLACKMORE, Primary Department.
ELBERT WILLIAMSON has returned from Austin where he
went to officiate in Uncle Sam's family of warriors. He reports soldiers
galore down there and
ED GORDON and BEN WOODS both of this place were mustered in and are now full fledged soldiers. ELBERT says war is not what it is supposed to be.