The Tennessee Republican
Huntingdon, Carroll County, Tennessee
Friday, August 2, 1889
Vol. 20, No. 17
The second game between Union City and Huntingdon was played Tuesday and won
by the visitors.
If CLUFF WATERFIELD had been with the Union City team, the boys would have had
enough eggs to set a goose…
PRINCE HAWKINS made the best hit of the afternoon.
SAM PRIEST made a throw that no professional in Union could excel.
JESS JORDON is the only man out of nearly a thousand who would admit that he
came to witness the game.
BENNETT HILLSMAN, THOMPSON SPARKS, REAM YOUNG and other young men were in town
WES BALLOU bought LEM WILLIAMS' stock of groceries at Clarksburg.
CARNALL expects to go into business in the fall.
E. T. GILL is improving.
CHARLEY WILSON is very much aggrieved. We credited him with a girl baby at his
house. He says that there is no mugwump about him, that all his girls are boys
and all his boys are republicans…
G. A. R.
Headquarters of the ISAAC R. POST No. 56, G.A. R…. GEORGE VICKERS, adj.
C. F. BREWER and W. G. RALNEY procured license for the latter last Saturday
and MISS LAURA BOLEN and JOHN E. FUZZELLE and MISS MATTIE HOLMES to marry. The
ceremony took place Sunday morning at the residence of MONROE BOLEN'S, the
father of one of the brides. After the ceremony, they worshipped at
Farmersville and partook of an elegant repast after the services at THOMAS
HOLMES, father of the other bride. The parties live in the 14th district.
Sometime ago the good people in the neighborhood of Shiloh Bridge in the
county concluded to have a picnic and last Friday was set aside for the day. …
the bad boys were out in force and having no restraints thrown around them,
proceeded to do business on a regular hoodlum scale. A blind tiger was
exhibited at 10 cents per growl.
This district is in the southeast corner of Carroll County and is known as â€śTexasâ€ť
and â€śGod's Country.â€ť Shiloh church, the only one in it, has a large
membership, REV. GEORGE HOLLOWELL is the pastor and nine-tenths of the
citizens belong, besides a lot of members from Benton, Decatur, and Henderson
We have three free schools and every child from six years up is attending. We
can boast of some things that no other district in the state can: We nearly
all belong to the Baptist Church, all vote the republican ticket and are all
white men… there is not a child in the district ten years old but what can
read and write.
We have the high, healthy land to live on in one of the healthiest parts of
We may have a candidate next summer… I believe that SAM BROWN will have a
walkover up here because he is an old veteran and our folks have always been
partial to that class of men. If BEN BUTLER should be a candidate, he will
have the lead up here.
Signed J. J.
Local and Personal
WES HOWLY is improving.
BUD LEE is very sick with typhoid fever.
LEVI LAWRANCE of Palmer's Shelter has a new boy.
PINK BREWER of Ada has been sick.
TOM STACY had two severe congeive chills last week.
MISS ERIN PRIEST returned from Monteagle.
MRS. NANNIE ALGEE returned home to Atlanta, Georgia.
B. F. FRY and wife are happy, they have a new baby girl in their home.
JOHN HANNAH, one of the good old Gibson County wheelers, called on us
MISSES MARY TREVATHAN, SUSIE BOMAR, and ANNA BOMAR of Paris are visiting
ROBERT REAVES of the 6th and MISS MATILDA BROWNING were married a few days ago
at Esq. DENNY'S.
MISSES JESSIE MCCLINTOCK and LIZZIE CHANDLER of McKenzie came to witness the
MISSES JOSIE and IDA MCDOWELL, two of the finest specimens of womanhood at
Clarksburg, were in town Tuesday.
ELWOOD WATSON, accompanied by his sister and MRS. A. C. WRIGHT, arrived in
town Tuesday to spend several weeks.
Protracted meeting at the Baptist church in Trezevant will begin under the
auspices of REV. RODMAN next Sunday.
The young people attended a party at MRS. W. T. WARREN'S Wednesday night.
Everybody reported a delightful evening.
BILL FUQUA of Trezevant was here town Tuesday. He had just returned from an
extended business trip through Arkansas and Missouri.
ELLIE JOHNSON is a proud father. The boy wasn't weighed but the father is
confident the boy would tip the beam at 40 pounds.
MISS TABITHA OWNBY of the 23rd district died Wednesday at her home of old age.
She was 74 years old and had been sick only a month.
Decatur County ought to send us 500 subscribers. Will JUDGE DOUGHERTY not make
an effort to secure them for us?
HENRY JOHNSON, our pressman, had $21 in silver stolen from him last Saturday
while cleaning up the ball ground.
DAVE BRYANT and wife came from Hickman Sunday and returned Wednesday. Their
daughters MISSES PEARL and IVY will spend some time here visiting relatives.
DR. NORTON moved to Lexington Wednesday and will make his home there. He will
make professional visits to Huntingdon every 2 or 3 weeks.
All the ladies, little girls and boys of Huntingdon are respectfully invited
to a meeting at the C. P. church Wednesday afternoon at 3:00, August 7. MRS.
E. J. ROACH of McKenzie wishes to meet them there and hopes to interest them
in some Christian work.
LUTHER MCKINNEY, son of Hon. R. L. MCKINNEY of McLemoresville, says that our
watch just fits his pocket and he will wear it. Luther is a hustler and will
make a desperate effort to carry off the prize of the contest.
WALTER LOVING of Milan exhibited a sunflower measuring 15 inches in diameter,
45 inches in circumference and weighing 6 pounds.
Says the Cleveland Herald: We were shown a small gingercake which was made 25
years ago. The cake was found in the pocket of THOMAS HANEY, who was killed on
his return to Pork / Polk County from the war. It is in the possession of
RINGOLD WIMBERLY and is well preserved.
Two Negro men on MAT MOORE'S farm in the 10th district, fell out and locked
horns at 4:00 last Saturday evening and fought three hours. From the Jackson
FREEMAN GATEWOOD and his wife, who live with their son-in-law CALVIN LEE of
the 4th district, are not only among the oldest settlers but probably the
oldest married couple in the county. Mr. Gatewood is 87 and his wife 84, both
in good health. Mrs. Gatewood is entirely blind. Printed in the Dresden
A passenger train on the N. N. & M. V. railroad was wrecked at Brighton, 30
miles north of Memphis Saturday morning and the mail agent, JOSEPH J.
SOMERVILLE, was killed and the baggage agent, engineer, fireman and a number
of passengers were badly injured.
JAMES HARVEY died at Sinking Creek, Perry County recently. He was 91 years
old, a well known citizen and for 50 years, had been a member of the Primitive
Baptist church. Printed in the American.
MRS. ISAAC REID living near Garner's Creek in the 13th district of Dickson
County, gave birth to a child with two perfect heads,.. The child weighed 13
pounds when born, showed signs of life, but soon expired.
An amusing incident happened in the family of JOHN HOLLOWAY a few days since.
His little son went to sleep with a large marble in the corner of his mouth,
and his father happened to notice the puffed appearance of the boy's jaw and
became alarmed. He took immediate measures for his relief, had corn poultices
applied every 20 minutes, bathed his jaw with coal oil, turpentine, camphor,
cold water, and painted his face with ianodine. His untiring efforts were to
no avail. When the boy woke up, he removed the marble, … Printed in the Milan
A baby was born on Summer street about three months ago of respectable
parents, which developed some peculiarities. The body is covered with nearly
1000 spots varying in size from a buckshot to a saucer. These spots are
covered with fine white fur, … The baby is on exhibition at the Cherokee Park
Museum. It is very good natured, laughs, plays with the spectators and is
growing fine. Printed in the American.
CAPT. J. H. GEORGE of Howell, Lincoln County has lost over a hundred dollars
worth of hogs by cholera this past week.
JOHN ROBINETT of Wayne County will hold a family reunion sometime in August at
which there will be present 101 of his descendants, all of whom live in the
county except eight.
Bethel College at McKenzie (faculty)
W. B. SHERRILL, president
W. W. HAMILTON, mathematics
E. W DORAN, natural sciences
R. E GOLDSBY, preparatory
A. J. FOSTER, primary
MRS. W. B WEISIGER, music
MRS. T. H. BAKER, art teacher
The Fulton Normal School… J. P. YATES, principal
McTyiere Institute at McKenzie, J. H. HARRISON as principal; W. H. WITT,