The Carroll County Democrat
Carroll County Democrat
Friday, May 8, 1891
The Butler Case
Jury: T. B. BARNES, J. M. GILKEY, M. WILSON, JESS MCALEXANDER, J. PERKINS, W. H. JOHNSON, GEORGE JACOBS, JAKE STROUP, GILES MCLEMORE, J. W. DELANEY, J. N. ROBERTS, W. BLAIR
JOHN T. YOUNGER of the 19th district died Monday morning of consumption, after being confined to his bed about four months. Mr. Younger was about 52 years old, a clever citizen and stood well in the estimation of the people with whom he lived and associated. He was not a member of any church, but died at peace with his fellow man and in the full assurance of a rich entrance into that have of rest where Christ and his people shall reside throughout eternity. His funeral was preached at Union Academy last Tuesday by REV. BEN ELLSBERRY. His family and relatives have the sympathy of a large circle of friends.
The following delegates were appointed last Monday night to attend the state convention of the Young People’s Society of Christian Endeavor which meets in Nashville: MISSES KAT MCNEILL, SALLIE PRIEST, EVA TOWNES, CORA TOWNES, ELLA MCCALL, LOVE HAWKINS, SALLIE LEACH, LULA FALKNER, KATIE MCEWEN, and MRS. E. G. RIDGLEY….
R. R. GROGAN Dead
R. R. GROGAN, one of the oldest citizens of the 13th district of this county, died last Saturday night of diabetes. Mr. Grogan was about 72 years old and had been confined to his bed the greater part of one year. The first Sunday in May, one year ago, he prepared to go to Roan’s Creek to church, but was taken unwell, and declined to attend. He continued sick for one year, dying on Saturday night before Roan’s Creek meeting this year. He was a member of the Christian church, a man of high worth, a good citizen and, in every way, a useful man to his community and church. He has lived in the county over 50 years, and died at perfect peace with his fellow man. He leaves a wife, five children and a number of grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends to mourn his loss. His remains were laid to rest at New Liberty cemetery last Sunday afternoon.
WILLIAM BRECHEEN of Clarksburg is sick with pneumonia.
W. H. EASON has a new hack which adds very much to the appearance of things.
C. A. HOLLADAY is confined to his room with sickness.
JOHN SHANKLEFORD was fiend $1 by JUDGE SWIGGART yesterday for keeping his hat on in the court room.
LOTHIA SULLIVAN and MISS EMMA PUGH, both living near Atwood, were happily married last week.
FRANK L. BROWN and bride arrived in the city and are the guests of REV. R. T. BROWN’s family.
D. A. BISHOP and M. A. BRACKEN were married last Wednesday night, W. A. MASSEY performing the ceremony.
JERRY WHITE of Henderson County and MRS. WALLICK were married last Sunday. The groom is 70 years old while the blushing bride is something over 50.
A fire alarm given Tuesday night created considerable excitement for a few minutes. It was only the coal burning out of a chimney to A. C. MCNEILL’s residence.
The following marriage licenses were issued this week: W. S. NEELY to DELLY MONTGOMERY; J. W. MULLIGAN to ONIE WHITEHORN; I. R. KEEL to JENNIE C. CLEMMENT; J. MATT BELL to MAGGIE CROFFORD; D. A. BISHOP to M. A. BRACKEN.
A splendid musical entertainment was given at J. P. PRIESTLEY’s last Friday night in honor of MISS PHIE LANGFORD of Jackson who was visiting the family.
MISS MOLLIE GRIZZARD presented this office last Monday with a bouquet of beautiful and rare flowers, for which she has the thanks of the entire office. Mrs. Grizzard’s flower garden is one of the best in town and contains some of the choicest selections to be had.
ROBERT MCGEE, while working at KENNEDY & Bro.’s stave factory at Hollow Rock last Wednesday, and while trying to throw a belt, was caught, receiving serious injuries.
REV. S. A. HASTINGS of Milburn, Kentucky will preach at the Christian church at this place tonight.
The case of the state against JOHN PAGE and JOHN JAMES for selling whiskey without licenses was heard this week.
J. MATT BELL’s many friends in Huntington fell to congratulate him upon the important step in life which he has taken, and wish for him and his lovely bride, all the happiness possible. Matt is a splendid young man, one of the foremost of the county and he has selected as his life companion, a most estimable young lady. It is a happy union and each has the hearty congratulations and well wishes of the Democrat.
The circuit court has disposed of eh following cases as to going to press: D. A. GARDNER, FRANK WILKES, WADE ABBOTT, CONGER HANDSBROUGH, TOM WARREN, DUD SMOTHERS, ETHRIDGE DILL, NATHAN CLAY
There was quite a beautiful marriage at Concord in the 3rd district last Monday night. The contracting parties were I. R. KEEL of Idalia, Missouri and MISS JENNIE CLEMMENT of Greenfield. The ceremony was performed by Esq. J. E. SIMMONS in the presence of a large crowd of friends. The parents of the bride had offered objections to the union which was the cause of the ceremony being said away from her home. The young couple received the congratulations of a number of friends, and left the next day for their Missouri home. This was Esq. Simmons’ first performance of the marital rites.
MISS CORA LANDRUM is visiting in Trezevant this week.
LAFAYETTE BYRNES of Waverly was here.
MRS. CHARLIE KENNEDY of Hollow Rock was here shopping.
MISS LILLIE CURTIS of McKenzie spent last Monday night with MISS LENA BRYANT.
L. D. PARKER of Newbern spent a portion of this week visiting in Huntington and community.
WYLEY ENOCHS and MISSES HESTER and LELA ENOCHS spent last Sunday in the city.
J. W. KING and wife and MRS. DELIA BUTLER of Buena Vista paid this office a pleasant call last Tuesday.
MISS PHIE LANGFORD, after spending a couple of days visiting at J. P. PRIESTLEY’s, returned home to Jackson.
J. MAT BELL, C. HAWKINS, M. L. MCKENZIE of McKenzie, A. K. WARD and JOHN SWINNEY of Paris and W. T. OWNBY of Nashville were the visiting lawyers here.
NATH PEOPLES left last Sunday for Jackson, having accepted a position in one of the best saloons of that city. Nath is a sober, industrious young man and we wish him well.
Long Rock Items
MISS MYRTLE MOORE spent Saturday and Sunday with MISS MITTIE COYNERS.
JIM GLASS and T. E. GREGORY of McKenzie were seen driving through Cherrywood last Sunday.
CAPT. WARD of Paris and MISS MAUDE KIRKMAN of McKenzie attend the Sabbath school at Turner’s Academy last Sunday.
Our superintendent, W. H. SHARP, will make an effort soon to buy an organ for Turner’s Academy.
MISS ALLICE MORIS / MORRIS of Oak Hill visited our Sunday school last Sunday.
On Friday evening, May 1, the school at Turner’s Academy, conducted by MISS CORA MCLEAN, closed. A number of visitors were present and were highly entertained by speeches from several of the girls--MISSES ETTA TURNER, MINNIE KING, IDA THOMPSON, ANNIE MORRISON, SISSIE KING, and OLIVIA PATE. The judges were ELBERT MORRISON, ROSA PATE and PETE SNEAD. The prize in penmanship was won by SISSIE KING. Several prizes were awarded to the boys for good behavior and good lessons during the school. Miss Cora has proved to be a good teacher and made many friends while among us, and it is with deep regret that we give her up. Signed Lillie.
HNERY DILDAY has a car load of new lime at the depot which he wishes to sell.
DR. AL. MCKENZIE of Bradford was here.
REV. J. R. BELL and wife attended district conference.
S. J. EVERETT has been quite sick this week but is able to be up.
B. COX of Paris was shaking hands with friends here this week.
G. E. PORTER is having a nice awning put in front of his business house.
FRANK, little son of Mr and Mrs. J. D. HERRON, has been quite sick this week.
MISS KATIE DENT of Sharon came to attend the marriage of her cousin, MISS MAGGIE CROFFORD.
W. L. TURNER will appear next week in a double column advertisement.
REV. W. T. CANNON went to Greenfield last Tuesday to deliver a lecture at the close of PROF. J. B. REED’s school at that place.
RUFE WARD, esq., one of the jolliest and handsomest members of the Paris bar, was in town last Sunday.
For cheap mustard and turnip salad, call on W. R. OWNBY, as the field he sowed in clover has proved to be one of the finest salad fields in town.
We learn that REV. P. M. FITZGERALD of Mayfield, Kentucky, a former student of Bethel College, will preach the baccalaureate sermon for that institution the first Sunday in June.
MISS DELIA HARRISON has secured the assistance of Misses GUSSIE MCKENZIE and FANNIE DONALD and it is claimed that she is doing some of the cheapest and most satisfactory work that has ever been done in the millinery and Mantua maker’s business.
Off for Virginia, Illinois and then oh, then! We are informed that a certain bachelor in town will soon leave for the above named town for the purpose of bringing back his future--well anyone, who knows the inclination of man’s better nature, can guess W. D. R.’s intentions.
JAMES BRAWNER of this place and MARALAS HILL of Greenfield have got a patent granted on their car-coupler. It is said, by all who have examined it, to be the most perfect thing in the way of a couple that has ever been invented. It adjusts itself both to low and high cars, and the coupling is done without going between the cars by means of a lever. We hope it may prove a success and thus save the hand and arm, and sometimes the life of those whose duty it is to couple cars.
Our every wakeful marshal made a raid on one of the haunts of the ‘crap-shooters’ last Saturday night and succeeded in capturing two of the unfortunates and identified three or four others. … Go to the country and engage in honest work, thereby securing a more humane living and become better citizens.
Whiff of Orange Blossoms
Wednesday afternoon at 4:30, J. M. BELL and MISS MAGGIE CROFFORD were happily united in the sacred bonds of holy marriage by our favorite pastor. REV. T. W. CANNON, at the residence of the bride’s father, REV. THOMAS CROFFORD. Soon after congratulations, the bridal party, together with relatives and intimate friends, repaired to the beautiful dining hall where delicate and delicious refreshments were served. Mr. Bell is one of our rising young lawyers, with a brilliant and promising future, and is deservedly popular. While his fair and noble bride is one of our most cultured and amiable young ladies. May they live long to witness many returns of their anniversary in unalloyed bliss.
A great deal of excitement was caused last Saturday morning by the narrow escape that little FRED NOWLIN, son of W. H. NOWLIN, made for his life. Fred rode his pony down to the harness shop to have his bridle mended, and some of the small boys asked him to ride his pony with a halter, which he did, and when near STOFLE & SCATES’s livery stable, DR. HOWARD’s stallion broke from his stall and started for the colt that was following the pony, and she started in a run to protect her colt. They ran around the square two or three times, the horse at times coming very near the pony. Fred sat gallantly in his saddle the whole time, hollowing to the crowd to save his colt. GEORGE NOWLIN finally succeeded in catching the pony and took Fred off, who was by time considerably frightened. Quite a crowd had gathered before the scene ended. Business men and clerks all ran out to help rescue the brave little boy. The horse was severely brick-batted, and no doubt would have been shot, had anyone present had anything to shoot with.
T. N. GREEN of Rosser visited this neighborhood.
J. C. H. MUZZALL of Dukedom visited his father a few days last week.
MRS. W. S. HASTINGS is spending a few days visiting friends and relatives at Greenfield.
MRS. L. F. WARD of Fulton, Kentucky is the guest of C. W. TURNER’s family.
The shelter at the stave factory at W. A. CRISTENBERRY’s is about completed and the machinery will be here in a few days and it expected they will be running on or before June 1.
With the stave factory and the new railroad, it is hoped we will have better times, as there is no section that can compare with this in the timber line.
DR. L. W. FULLER of Smithville died last Saturday at Silver Point under mysterious circumstances.
SAM PAYNE bought from WILLIAM TAYLOR Saturday, says the Trenton Herald, the largest poplar tree in this county, and possibly the largest in West Tennessee. It is estimated to contain 20,000 feet of lumber. It stands on Hon. S. B. WILLIAMSON’s farm four miles southwest of town.
The meeting of the Sunday school convention and the spring fights conflicted at Elizabethtown the other day. The fighter witnessed the Sunday school proceedings and then gave the delegates an exhibition of mountain muscle. Several knockdowns occurred and HENRY ALEXANDER and KING BOWMAN were seriously hurt.
TOM SMITH, now under a $10,000 bond in circuit court of Lincoln County for killing young TOM BROOKS about three years ago about a young lady, is reported to have killed JAMES WAKEFIELD, whom she married since the first killing. Wakefield and the lady were on their way to MCDOWELL Mills to visit her father and SMITH is reported to have met them, killing WAKEFIELD and firing twice at his wife.
Resolutions of Respect
Committee on resolution concerning the death of MRS. S. R. QUINN reports us follows:
We, your committee appointed to draft resolutions in regard to the death of Sister Quinn, state, that in her death, we feel we have suffered a great loss. The church has lost a faithful and consistent member; the Sabbath school, a punctual attendant; her class, an earnest, thoughtful student. We thank God for the assurance she has left us of being prepared for a brighter and a better world, where no sorrow or sin can ever come.
Committee: MRS. ADDIE CROFFORD, MRS. E. J. ORACH, MRS. J. T. BURNS
A Thrilling Incident
Several days ago, MRS. T. R. GODDARD of near Idlewild, a small station six miles north of here on the I. C. Railroad, missed her two little children, saw them playing on the track, at the same time, she heard the rumbling of a coming train. She started on a run for the children, but at the whistle of the engine, she became almost paralyzed with fear, and through the fright and exhaustion, dropped in a faint beside the truck. In the meantime, one of the children had left the track, while the other one kept on. The engineer saw the danger, but he was powerless to stop the train. The train dashed on the fainting mother, on to the little fellow. The train ran about 50 yards after it struck the child before it stopped. Instead of finding the child all mangled and torn, he was found with his arm wedged in between the bars of the cowcatcher, safe and sound, with the exception of having one arm dislocated. It was a very remarkable escape. Printed in the Milam Exchange.
Dead Letter List
S. N. ALLEN
R. R. GRAVES
WEN. A. JOHNSON
J. F. PORTER
MRS. E. A. KING
HON. FRED DOUGLASS
W. R. HAYWOOD
W. W. HAZLETT
LUCY ANN SNEED
CHARLES C. WARNER
Please say advertised letters when calling for any of the above. JOSIAH ANDERSON
J. T. CLAY et al vs. W. T. ADAMS Machine Company et al
WILLIAM SHUFORD vs. THOMAS ROBINSON, administrator
REV. THOMAS STRADLEY died near Asheville, N. C. o the 4th, aged 93 years. He organized the first Baptist Church in Western North Carolina in 1832 and the first Sunday school, traveling through the United States collecting funds.
Near Salt Creek, Indian Territory, on the 4th, HAM WEEKS and his son went hunting, driving in a spring wagon. The wagon ran into a mud hole and a gun was dropped, which discharged both barrels, fatally wounding Mr. Weeks and blowing his son’s arm off.
On the night of the 4th, near Arkansas City, Kansas, while J. WHICKLING, a wealthy farmer, was at church, two masked men entered his house and demanded money of his wife. She gave them $3, all she had. They demanded more and kicked her into insensibility.
At a performance at the Park Theater in Dayton, Ohio, MRS. THOMAS GRIFFITH, who was in the audience with her husband, gave birth to a girl baby. It is believed this is the first case on record of a child being born in a theater.
Near Hopkinsville, Kentucky, HENRY DURRELL was fatally shot on the 4th by GEORGE BENTON.
Ex-Governor CRITTENDON of Missouri was struck with a fatal illness o the 4th.
MISS RUNKE of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, died o the 4th of trichina, making seven victims of the family who have died from eating diseased pork.
SAM POOLE and MARION JACKSON, with three confederates, constituting part of a notorious gang of illicit distilleries, were place in jail at Little Rock, Arkansas on the 4th.
There was a wholesale poisoning at Austin, Texas the other night from eating ice-cream. The family of E. M. HOUSE, one of the wealthiest and most prominent men in the city, partook of ice cream at a leading café and shortly after, nine persons were prostrated with violent cramps.
Six Times a Widower
MRS. NANCY BOYD, the sixth wife of SAMUEL E. BOYD, a leading citizen of Christian County, Kentucky, dropped dead suddenly while sitting at the door of her home, talking to her husband. Her death was from heart disease.
Fell Five Stories
At Natchez, Mississippi, BAKER BURKE, a white carpenter, fell from the Masonic temple, five stories. He was fatally injured.
A Farmer Assassinated
SAMUEL ANDERSON, a prominent farmer, was assassinated in his field near Keachi, Louisiana.
CHARLES PATTERSON died at Scottland, Georgia.
MRS. AMELIA HARMS died at Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Friday, May 15, 1891
The following facts with references to the grand jurors of the May term of court were handed us a few days ago:
J. B. WARREN, age 55, weight 251 pounds, C. P. church, democratic
H. E. CHAMBERS, age 29 or 30, weight 184 pounds, republican
H. S. BRANDON, age 70, weight 135 pounds, Christian church, republican
J. M. LANKFORD, age 59, weight 140 pounds, C. P. church, democrat
J. A. MARTIN, age 67, weight 152 pounds, republican
C. F. GREENFIELD, age 43, weight 160 pounds, republican
M. W. JOHNSON, age 47 years, weight 138 pounds, Baptist, democrat
J. K. DILL, age 50, weight 176 pounds, republican
WILLIAM MOORE, age 54 or 51 years, weight 170 pounds, republican
DAVE CHANDLER, age 67 years, weight 175 pounds, Baptist, republican
W. H. SELLERS, age 38, weight 160 pounds, Christian church, republican
A. J. THOMPSON, age 55 years, weight 150 pounds, C. P. church, democrat
B. P. GILBERT, age 67 years, weight 180 pounds, C. P. church, democrat
I. F. CROSSETT, officer, age 28, weight 140 pounds, democrat
A Sad Accident
The following appeared as a special from Dresden in Wednesday’s American, and Mr. BYNUM is known to many of our readers who will regret his sad fate: A horrible accident by which a man lost his life occurred yesterday morning between 8 and 9 o’clock about four miles from Heason in the fourth district. A man named RUSS was driving a log wagon and DICK BYNUM, the man killed, was riding on the wagon. When being under a tree, Bynum stooped to keep his head from striking the limb, lost his balance and fell. His body was caught by the wagon wheel and was shoved in front of the wheel about four feet before the wagon could be stopped. Bynum arose to his feet and said he was not hurt, but in a few moments, he began to feel badly and died in 30 minutes from internal injuries. He leaves a wife and several children.
MRS. ELIZABETH HAYNES
The community of Macedonia was saddened last Sunday by the death of one of its most esteemed and highly respected women, MRS. ELIZABETH HAYNES, wife of JOHN HAYNES, of the age of 75 years 27 days, passed away, a victim to paralysis. She was a most estimable woman, loved by all who knew her, a kind wife, an affectionate mother, and died leaving a character and life worthy the emulation of all. She was a Baptist in faith, but not a member of any church organization when she died, but left abundant evidence that she would have a peaceful admittance into that sweet beyond. Burial services were held at the Dillahunty burying ground in Henry County last Monday, REV. T. W. CANNON of McKenzie, officiating. The family and relatives have the sympathy and condolence of a large circle of friends. Her husband JOHN HAYNES is still living at the ripe old age of 95 years.
The Widdis Case Continued
The WIDDIS case was called last Tuesday and defendant not bring ready for trial, through his attorney, asked for a continuance… Application was then made by Mr. OWNBY for bail and LUM WILES and JAKE ROSS were examined… The judge decided the case was not a bailable one and remanded the prisoner to jail.
The BUTLER case, which was called Thursday of last week, reached the jury Monday evening, resulted in a mistrial….
REV. A. L. PREWITT will preach at Long Rock next Sunday.
SHERIFF R. A. COOPER has some very sick children at home.
REV. P. F. JOHNSON will preach at Liberty next Sunday.
WILS READER / REEDER reports having a four footed chicken at his home near town.
WILLIAM BRECHEEN of the 13th district, who has been sick, is improving.
MISSES LELA ENOCHS and MITTIE CONYERS paid this office a pleasant call.
License issued this week for the marriage of L. L. LAMB and MISS B. A. HOWELL.
REV. S. A. HASTINGS preached at the Christian church last Friday night.
Trezevant is shipping about a carload of berries a day.
JOHN MONTGOMERY of Trezevant has our thanks for a box of very fine strawberries. They were very large and well shaped.
Preaching at the M. E. church next Sunday by the pastor REV. VIRGIL PAFFORD and at night by REV. T. W. SALT, D. D.
W. M. CARSON, who has been confined to his room with rheumatism, is still quite sick.
HON. J. W. LEWIS of Henry County and MISS ANNIE DANCE of Gibson County were married last Tuesday.
S. WOOLBURG, who was once a citizen of this place, has been in town for several days. We understand he is opening a stock of goods in Clarksburg.
Attorney General WADE has made a very favorable impression upon our people for the first trip.
Another fine boy adds life and interest to the home of our fellow townsman, W. M. DOBBS. The little fellow made his debut last Monday and Mr. Dobbs is all smiles.
MRS. E. B. TEACHOUT placed this office under many obligations to her last Wednesday by kindly remembering us with a box of the finest strawberries we ever saw.
Judge SWIGGART finished the cases Wednesday.
REV. S. A. HASTINGS had a splendid crowd to hear him at Williams’ Chapel last Sunday.
The case of the state against NELSON STEGALL, colored…
The grand jury found indictments against at least three of the members of the mob that tried to get WIDDIS: ED COULTER, FRANK SELLERS, and MILLARD SPAIN were the unlucky ones. Coulter is under bond and the other two have not been arrested.
MISS M. F. GIBBS of Milan and GEORGE D. GREEN of Tipton county were married last Tuesday at the residence of the bride’s sister, MRS. JAMES OWEN of Milan, REV J. B. EVANS, presiding elder, officiating. The bride is one of Milan’s most popular young ladies, highly cultivated and generally esteemed by all. The groom is a prominent and wealthy farmer of Tipton county.
The Democrat wishes to extend its most hearty congratulations and well wishes to W. D. ROBERTS and MISS LILA MCCLAIN, who were married at Virginia, Illinois last Monday. They were among McKenzie’s most popular and greatly admired young people and the union is certainly a happy one. They left Virginia for St. Louis immediately after the vows were taken and will be at home in McKenzie after May 10.
MRS. BROWNLOW FRAY is visiting at Trezevant.
MISS EVA DINWIDDIE of McKenzie is visiting R. A. COOPER’s family.
MISS MOLLIE HUNTER of McKenzie is visiting W. H. SORTAR’s family.
HON. T. C. RYE and GUY HALL of Camden spent part of Sunday in our town.
SIDNEY J. EVERETT of McKenzie was in town attending court.
M. LUSKY is in Memphis visiting his mother who is quite sick.
MRS. GEORGE MCNEILL left last Sunday to join her husband at Jackson.
MISS HATTIE MEALS of Clarksburg was in town shopping.
Sheriff E. G. FLOWERS of Camden was in town attending court.
L. B. WRIGHT, an insurance agent of Humboldt, was in town on business.
MISSES EULA BOMER and ANGIE COX of Hollow Rock were in city yesterday shopping.
MISS BETTIE WILDER came from McKenzie and stayed with homefolks until Monday.
THOMAS TINES, a young lawyer of Nashville, was in the city assisting Lawyer Ownby in the WIDDIS case.
MRS. DR. S. C. CAWTHORN, MRS. M. L.CHAMBERS and MISS RAULIE CHAMBERS of Buenta Vista were here shopping.
J. C. R. MCCALL and R. H. MCCLAIN report a pleasant time at Nashville while attending the annual meeting of the grand lodge of the K. of P.
A. L. PREWETT Sr. spent last Saturday and Sunday here, the guest of his son REV. A. L. PREWETT / PREWITT , pastor of the M. E. church South. Mr. Prewett was accompanied by his daughter MISS ESTELLE. They left Monday for Texas to visit another son of Mr. Prewett.
BUCK MADRY, who was brought here from McKenzie for carrying a pistol, was tried and fined $50 and cost. He was unable to secure the same and was ordered to the county workhouse to work it out. His wife and five little children were here a couple of days trying to get him released. While they presented quite a pitiful picture, yet it failed to relax the stern grip of the law, and the dejected wife and children had to return to their home. The citizens gave her money to pay her expenses and railroad fare to her home in Benton County.
A Citizens’ Meeting
A large number of citizens of our town met at the court house last Friday night for the purpose of considering the interest of the town with reference to the P.T. & A. road. J. C. R. MCCALL was made chairman and R. F. TRUSLOW secretary… The chairman on Saturday appointed A. M. LEE, who is now on the route in the discharge of his duty.
The Tennessee Central
The following letter in regard to the Tennessee Central railroad from JOHN INMAN is taken from the Trenton Herald…
In Memory of MRS. JONES
Our community has once more been visited by the death angel. It came May 7 and claimed for its victim, one of our best, loved flowers--MRS. BETTIE JONES--a good wife and loving mother. Mrs. Jones was about 44 years of age. She professed faith in Christ about 10 years ago, and from which time, she has lived a good and Christian life. She always had a smile and pleasant word for every one. She leaves behind a husband, 12 children and a host of friends and relatives who will greatly mourn her death, but we have the assurance that she was called from this world of sin and woe to a brighter world above, where Christ and the angels sing songs of everlasting praise. Funeral services were held by REV. J. A. KEATON after which her remains were quietly laid to rest in Pisgah cemetery.
Grand Jury Report
To W. H. SWIGGART, Judge of the Honorable Circuit Court of Carroll County
We, the undersigned grand jurors of the May term of said court, 1891 beg leave to submit the following report to wit… We have visited and examined the county jail and find the same splendidly kept and in good condition, except one cell, which is without lock and key, and we hereby recommend that a lock be placed on said door. The prisoners are, to all appearance, well cared and satisfied with their treatment. We have also visited the county asylum and find it contains 26 inmates, who seem to be well cared for, receiving all the attention possible under the circumstances. We found 5 good cows, plenty of corn, meat and other provisions necessary to supply all demands. We believe that the county has an efficient and conscientious officer in the person of PRICE BARNETT, the superintendent, who with his assistants, does all in his power to give the inmates that treatment and attention due them from the county…
COL. H. W. WALL spent a few days in Nashville.
A. M. LEE of Huntington was here.
REV. A. J. LITTLE has been quite sick at Trezevant.
REV. HOOD of the McKenzie circuit attended the district conference at Paris.
REV. A. E. FOUST went to Paris.
S. J. EVERETT went to Huntington on professional business.
BOB PRATT has gone into the life insurance business.
HON. EM. ETHRIDGE, surveyor of customs at Memphis, spent Sunday here.
Our young people enjoyed a pleasant entertainment at the residence of M. B. DINWIDDIE last Tuesday.
RUFE CHANDLER and MATT THOMAS went to Union City in the interests of the machine companies they represent.
MISSES LIZZIE CHANDLER and JESSIE MCCLINTOCK left for an extended visit to relatives and friends in Athens, Alabama.
J. T. BURNES and MORGAN GREEN went fishing last Wednesday, the result of which was a gnawing appetite, murdered mosquitoes and weary limbs.
MIKE DILAHUNTY and little son JOHNNIE of Henry County were in town trading. Mike has an eye to business and knows where to go for cheap goods.
LUTHER BAKER has the appearance of one whose heart and mind is heavily taxed with thoughts of Weatherford, Texas. In fact, Luther may go west before September anyway.
We are informed that DR. JOHN MCKENZIE will soon have a neat two story brick business house put on his lot on west side public square. Now let the town improve.
MISSES PARRIE RANDLE and MAGGIE DINWIDDIE left for a four months visit to friends and relatives in Texas. Miss Parrie will spend most of her time in Weatherford while Miss Maggie will visit Dallas and other points.
PROF. GOLDSBY received a telegram last Tuesday stating that PROF. FOSTER, who for some time back went to Texas for his health, is in a dying condition. Prof. Foster is a young man of prominence, and has many friends here who will be pained to hear this sad news.
AUNT BETSIE HAYNES of Macedonia, after a long illness, died last Sunday morning. While one of the oldest, she was one of the best women of that community, and was loved and respected by all who knew her. She has a large circle of relatives who have the sympathy of a host of friends in their bereavement.
A telegram was received here from Virginia, Illinois stating that W. D. ROBERTS and MISS LILA MCCLAIN, both of McKenzie, were married at that place the 11th. They immediately started for St. Louis where they will remain for a few days.
TAYLOR MILLS, who lives in the 12th district of Weakley County, and who is not blessed with an enviable reputation in his neighborhood, was some time back notified that his presence was no longer needed in the community and was given until last Tuesday to leave. Taylor saw fit to remain and as a consequence, some unknown parties waited on him Tuesday night and administered a sound threshing.
A few months ago envelopes were given the children to collect money to buy carpet for the new C. P. church. At the same time, a medal was offered for the one getting the most money, and two other prizes, books for second and third in the race. The money was counted and little FRED NOWLIN was winner, having raised $18. MISS ESSIE SWEARENGIN was next with $15 and little MARGARETTE MCKENZIE third with something over $9. The collection was about $152.
The MISSES BAIRD of Gibson County, who were visiting here, returned home.
R. L. PALMER left for Kentucky to be gone several months.
The music at MRS. BENNIE FORBES’ Tuesday night was highly appreciated.
MISS LIZZIE HICKMAN of Lavinia is visiting the family of W. A. JONES and also MISSES MARTHA ALGEE, BELLE PORTER and ALICE KEY of Long Rock. They are making quite a favorable impression upon our people and we will be very sorry when the time comes for them to return home.
A. C. H. MCCOLLUM and MISS EMMA SCALLORN went to visit friends near Waterford, Tennessee.
MISSES LENA and BERTHA MILLS of Milan spent a few days with the family of J. B. TOWNES.
MISS BERTIE HARRIS of Huntington is visiting relatives here.
MRS. J. B. WARREN of Lavinia was here shopping.
JAMES JACKSON of Union City and BOB PRATT of McKenzie were here.
Reedy Creek Items
MISS SISSIE KING of Cherrywood is visiting MISS CORA MCLEAN this week.
MISS TOMMIE YOUNGER of Martin has been visiting her sister MRS. W. H. GLOVER.
MISSES NORA WILDER, FANNIE BAXTER, and ANNIE PARNELL, Mr. FRAY, SAM PARNELL, and REV. WILLIAM PARNELL of McKenzie all visited us Sunday.
REV. J. J. GREY preached at the C. P. church last Sunday.
MISS ODA ELLSBERRY is visiting friends near Republican Grove this week.
MRS. DAVIS GREEN is visiting her daughter MRS. OAKLY this week.
The funeral of Bro. A. D. RHOADES, deceased will be preached at the Christian Chapel on the 3rd Sabbath in June. Ceremonies at the grave. By orders of the lodge. GEORGE W. VICKERS, sec.
Friday, May 22, 1891
R. L. MATHENY of the 22nd district had the misfortune last week of losing his household nearly all of its contents by fire. The family was away from home visiting and had it not bee for a neighbor, MRS. CATHEY, who was near when the fire broke out, and ran to the rescue, nothing would have been saved, as it was a portion of the furniture was gotten out.
The editor of the Democrat acknowledges the receipt of an invitation by a friend of the institution to attend the commencement exercises of the Lexington Baptist College which occurs in June. The commencement sermon will be preached by ELDER A. S. PETTIE of Mayfield, Kentucky on Sunday June 14 and ELDER BALL will deliver an address on Wednesday night following.
Spelling Bee and Supper
The young people of the C. P. Church will give an old fashion spelling bee and ice cream supper at the Johnson Hall tonight, assisted by friends of the other churches. MISS CORA TOWNES has selected as school marm and E. G. RIDGLEY and DR. J. B. COX captains of the spelling bee. A prize cake will be presented to the captain having the best speller, and another prize will be presented to the person missing the first word. H. N. HAWKINS has been asked to make the cake presentation speech and HONR. H. C. TOWNES will present the other prize. The cornet and string bands will furnish music.
A Narrow Escape
Last Tuesday afternoon, as R. F. TRUSLOW and BEN YOUNG were going out to where the P. T. & A. surveyors were at work, they happened to an accident that like to have proved serious. Out several miles from town, the horse they were driving became frightened and ran away. Mr. Truslow had gotten out of the buggy before the horse became frightened, and Mr. Young could not manage the horse. It ran a short distance and struck a tree, throwing Mr. Young out, striking his head against a wheel, cutting a gash.
E. B. VAWTER of this place and MISS ANNIE LANKFORD of Henry County were married last Tuesday evening at the home of the bride’s father, D. M. LANKFORD, in the presence of a large number of friends. REV. T. W CANNON of McKenzie in his usual impressive manner pronounced the ceremony. The attendants were REOBERT LANKFORD and MISS SUSIE HALLUM. After the ceremony was said and congratulations were extended, a splendid supper prepared for the occasion was enjoyed by all. The contracting parties are well known to many of our readers as popular young people and the Democrat takes great pleasure in extending congratulations and wishing for them a happy and prosperous life. MRS. LIZZIE VAWTER and MISS LENA BRYANT attended the marriage from this place.
A Canning Factory
JOE AYERS was in town this week, and informs us that he has arrangements for canning a considerable lot of fruits and vegetables He will not be able to do as extensive a business as he had hoped, from the want of capital, failing to get the people to take stock in the enterprise. His factory is on the REED farm, five miles north of town, and his principal crop this season will be tomatoes, of which he and his neighbors have in over 50 acres. S. P. FINLEY, J. B. THOMAS, JOHN SMITH, SHELL REED, N. R.HALL, GEORGE CRAWFORD, TOM THOMAS, RUBEN BENNETT and WALLACE FINLEY are the principal growers. He thinks he will be able to put up at least 150,000 cans of tomatoes and nearly as many peaches. He has already received orders for all he can put up.
DOLPH BRYANT and wife paid the Democrat office a pleasant visit last Tuesday.
HOWARD EASON let a window fall on his hand yesterday and is now carrying it in a sling.
MISS JOELLA NEWTON and ED SMITH joined the Christian Endeavor society last Monday.
REV. A. L. PREWETT will fill his pulpit at the M. E. Church South Sunday.
The carpenters are making splendid progress with HARVE BLAIR’s new residence in the Teachout extension.
MILLARD CRUM has finished a neat cottage on the Teachout extension and moved into it last Wednesday.
D. J. PUGH requests us to state there will be no singing at Liberty Hall the first Sunday in June.
Our little friends, MISSES ZELMA and IVY SIMPSON presented this office with a splendid box of strawberries.
JOHNSON & MCCRACKEN are making brick in great shape now. They are making a fine brick and are having splendid success.
There is a bird on the REED farm near town that crows like a bantam rooster. It is of the blackbird species and creates considerable interest.
The shed of the GARDNER saw mill near town was burned last Friday night.
The JAMISON-GOOCH jury requests the Democrat to extend to Capt. EASON its appreciation and gratitude for kindnesses shown them while his guest.
Next Monday night will be Consecration Meeting with the Christian Endeavor society. W. L. NOELL will lead the meeting.
HOUSTON HOLLAND of Weakley County and MRS. C. A. HUNTER of the 15th district of this county were married last Sunday, C. A. COLE, esq., officiating.
FRANK ROGERS’ new residence is completed, except, perhaps some of the painting. Mr. Rogers has a splendid residence of 9 rooms, and adds very much to the Teachout extension.
REV. VIRGIL PAFFORD preached at the M. E. Church last Sunday morning. The pulpit was filled at night by REV. T. W. SALT of Nashville.
Two of the jurors in the Jamison-Gooch trial were taken sick during their confinement. One of them, JNO. T. SMITH, had a well developed case of the measles when the jury was discharged.
REV. J. N. HALL will be here Sunday and preach morning and evening.
MRS. SARAH ANDERSON of the 16th district died last week of dropsy. She was about 40 years old, a member of the Baptist church, quite an estimable lady and her death was a source of great regret to her family and community.
REV. P. F. JOHNSON left last Tuesday to attend the general assembly of the C. P. church which is in session at Owensboro, Kentucky.
Our friend J. M. J. MOORE has a family of nine children, and he says they are the best nine in the county. He is justly proud of them, especially his two daughters who are excellent young ladies and an ornament to any home.
The Junior Y.P.S.C.E. has appointed the following delegates to the state convention at Nashville, June 4-6: MISSES LIDA TOWNES, ANNIE GRIZZARD, MAMIE TRUSLOW, CORA LEACH, BESSIE PAYNE, ESSIE HILLIARD, and VERNON GRIZZARD, NELL WRIGHT, WILL WRIGHT, and ADDIE MCNEILL.
TOM HAYNES and STEVE WARREN, two of the Negroes the white caps made leave…
J. W. STRIBBLING and D. A. PEELER, progressive farmers of the community of Whithorn, purchases of HENDRICK Brothers last Monday, a Buckeye mower and reaper last Monday.
CAPT. JOE TURNEY passed up last Saturday with a number of convicts for the pen, among them were ANDREW LANIER and ANATHAN HILLSMAN of this county. Hillman seemed to take his confinement in good spirits but Lanier hardly looks like the same fellow that COOPER brought from Kansas a few moths ago.
JACK TRAVIS, charged with killing a Negro at Hico a few months ago, was arrested at Hickman…
JEB ANDERSON paid Martin a visit last Sunday.
MISS EVA DINWIDDIE returned home last Wednesday.
M. KORNMAN paid Nashville a business visit.
J. R. GILBERT and MISS ERNEST HILLFORD paid Milan a visit.
R. H. MCCLAIN spent a couple of days in Hickman.
DAVID BRYANT of Hickman paid relatives here a visit.
DR. W. M. WRIGHT and wife paid Bolivar a visit.
MISSES CORA CROKER and EMMA PENICK of Hollow Rock spent several days visiting here.
MRS. LIZZIE QUINN of McKenzie is visiting MRS. W. T. WARREN this week.
DR. A. E. HASTINGS is at Searcy, Arkansas practicing dentistry and will remain several months.
L. E. BREVARD is making a trip through Georgia and Alabama, looking after some mail contracts for A. H. BREVARD.
REV. A. L. PREWETT and wife, WARREN PARSONS, WILLIAM JOHNSON, and the editors of the Democrat and Republican attended the CONYERS-MOORE wedding Wednesday.
FRED WALTERS returned from Texas last Friday. Fred, like all Huntington boys who leave here, soon decided there was no place like home.
An Interesting Trial
The case of the state against BEVERLY JOHNSON and WILL GOOCH, charge with malicious stabbing W. B. WALKER, created considerable interest last week. The young men involved are some of the best families in the eastern portion of the county, and much feeling having engendered as a result …
They Were Married
The citizens of our quiet little neighbor town Hollow Rock were somewhat surprised last Sunday at the marriage of two of its most popular young people. The contracting parties were U. G. BUTLER and MISS ETTIE JORDAN, and the ceremony was performed by REV. VIRGIL PAFFORD. The young people believed there would be opposition to the marriage, so nothing was said about it, except to the very intimate friends, and when the hour came, they quietly drove to GREEN COX’s where it had been previously arranged that the minister should meet them, and the ceremony was said in the presence of a few friends. Mr. Butler is a young business man of Hollow Rock and a clever gentleman, while the bride is the accomplished daughter of J. H. JORDAN, one of the county’s best citizens. The Democrat extends congratulations and best wishes.
MRS. W. T. WARREN has engaged MRS. QUINN nee MISS LIZZIE SLADE, lately of Louisville, to assist her a few days. Mrs. Quinn is an experience trimmer and enjoys a reputation second to none.
Lost--a pair of spectacles near GRAND PARKER’s gate. Return to this office or to G. S. GARDNER.
CURD HARRIS of Milan was in town.
HUGH MCCLAIN paid Huntington a visit.
JOHN MORAN of Dresdan was here on business.
OSCAR BLEDSOE of Duncan, Mississippi was here Tuesday.
MISS SUSIE CLOPTON of Milan is visiting MISS RUBIE SCATES.
Little FINIS GARRETT has been confined to his room with illness.
CYCLE MCCLINTOCK of Memphis is visiting home folks.
CAPT. R. P. COLE of Paris was here, shaking hands with friends.
MARGARET, little daughter of M. L. MCKENZIE, has been quite sick.
FRANK CHAMPBERS and C. A PHILLIPS of Hollow Rock were here.
LOUIS and CHARLIE YANCY of Trezevant were visiting relatives.
RUFE MCCLAIN and little daughter GLADDIS / GLADYS of Huntington visited his mother Saturday.
MISS MAMIE MITCHUM of Trezevant has been visiting friends and relatives here.
REV. T. F. CROFFORD, accompanied by his son BE, went to Dyers Station.
MISS DORA LANKFORD of the Macedonia neighborhood is visiting her sister MRS. N. C. SWEARINGEN.
REV. T. W. CANNON is attending the general assembly of the C. P. church at Owenboro, Ky.
HUGH SMITH and wife of Dyersburg are visiting Mrs. Smith’s father, W. S. EVERETT Sr. this week.
ALBERT BRANDAN of Aetna Furnace is visiting his brothers, YOUNG and WALKER who are students of the McTyeire.
MISS JESSIE KYLE of Sardis, Mississippi came Thursday and will spend the summer with her cousin, MISS MORIE KYLE.
MISS LAURA MOORE, who has been attending school at Franklin, is spending the week with the family of J. B. MOORE.
REV. DR. MILLER of Memphis will preach the commencement sermon for McTyeire Institute.
REV. P. M. FITZGERALD and family of Mayfield, Kentucky came Tuesday. He left Wednesday for Owensboro, Ky. To attend the general assembly.
On the 14th, Mr. LAMB of Arkansas and MISS BICKIE HOWELL of this place were married at the residence of the bride’s father by REV. J. T. COULTER. All wish them a bright and happy future.
MRS. KATE, wife of ROBERT GREEN, formerly of this place, died at her home in Lisbon, Texas last Tuesday. Mrs. Green was an estimable, Christian lady, and has many relatives here who have the heartfelt sympathy of a host of friends.
WILLIAM B. DELANEY of the 3rd district of this county, after an illness of several weeks, died on the 29th. Mr. Delaney had been in feeble health for several years. He was about 65 years old, a splendid citizen, a good neighbor, and has for many years, been a member of the Missionary Baptist church at Concord. The bereaved family has the sympathy of the entire community.
Last Tuesday evening while DICK TURNER was unloading strawberries from his wagon, which was standing between the hotel and railroad, his team became frightened at a freight train that came up behind them and Mr. Turner ran in front and caught the check reins to keep from running, the team leaped forward, throwing Mr. Turner to the ground, when he became entangled in the harness and was dragged some 20 steps under the horses’ feet. He was considerably bruised.
MISS KATE EDDINGS, after the present session, will resign her position as teacher of music at the Bethel college. … We understand that MISS TUCKER has been employed as the successor for Miss Eddings.
Married in Florida
MISS ELLA GALE, who once lived in McKenzie and has many relatives and friends there, was recently married in Florida. The following account was taken from a paper of that state, and will be read with interests by many of Miss Ella’s admirers in this county: On Thursday evening, in the Methodist church at Yalaka, JAMES B. PHARES and MISS ELLA GALE were united in marriage, REV. JOSEPHUS ANDERSON, D. D., editor of the Christian Advocate, officiating. The groom is the second son of CAPT. A. J. PHARES of Yalaka. He stands high throughout this section. Having known him since his schoolboy days, it is with peculiar pleasure that we testify to his worth and offer him our congratulations. The bride and her mother are but recent accessions of the delightful society of Yalaka, having come during the past winter from that Athens of the South, Nashville, Tennessee. Since locating at Yalaka, Miss Ella’s personal loveliness, added to the intellectual and conversational grace and accomplishments with which she is abundantly blessed, made her the admired center of an extensive circle of friends. In her, our young friend has certainly won a treasure, and he is a man to appreciate the fact. We beg to add our best wishes to the symposium of blessing that are involved upon the happy couple from all quarters of the country. Yalaka testified to her appreciation of the young people by decorating the church in the most exquisite manner possible, and afterwards, on the occasion of the ceremony, crowding that commodious edifice beyond its capacity to hold the eager throng of friends.
The editor of the Democrat had the pleasure of attending a beautiful marriage near town last Wednesday afternoon. The contracting parties were J. A. CONYERS and MISS MYRTLE MOORE, daughter of J. M. J. MOORE of the community of Long Rock. The nuptial vows were taken in the presence of a large number of invited relatives and friends, REV. A. L. PREWETT, in a few well chosen and appropriate words, pronouncing the ceremony. After the marital rites had been performed, the happy couple was the recipients of many well wishes and hearty congratulations. Cake and wine were then served by the parents of the bride which were richly enjoyed by all, after which the bridal couple left for JOHN CONYERS’, the father of the groom where a splendid reception awaited them. Mr. Conyers is a successful farmer and stock raiser in Colorado, quite a clever and industrious gentleman, and the bride he has won is a most excellent young lady, the happy possessor of those traits of character which adorn the home and make one the admired of all. She was quite a favorite in her home and community, and worthy of the love and protection of him who has won her heart.
Crimes and Casualties
A dispute over the ownership of an acre of land near Newport, Tennessee resulted in the killing of WILLIAM HOLDWAY Jr. and PLEASANT HOLT, who were shot by RUFUS HOLT.
On the 11th, a bloody battle between OFFICERS MIKE COUGHLIN and JAMES MCPHERSON, and a gang of ten tramps just outside the city of West Superior, Wisconsin, precipitated by the attempt of the officers to arrest the tramps. The tramps were conquered and badly used up. One is believed to be a murderer wanted in Michigan.
On the 11th, a party of campers near Liberty, New Mexico were washed away by a cloudburst. E. J. WILCOX was drowned.
The little son of W. W. MEACHAM of Fulton, Kentucky, while playing with a watch chain ten inches long a few nights ago, accidentally swallowed it and came near choking to death. A piece of leather was attached to the chain, and he had swallowed all but that when his mother discovered it.
In the U. S. Court at Charleston, West Virginia, on the 11th, WARREN M. FRAME was convicted of violating the lottery law by sending a letter through U. S. mails to Louisiana Lottery Company and was fined $25 and costs. This is the first conviction for this offense known to have been made in the United States.
The house of DANIEL MORGAN near Oak Grove, Kansas was demolished by an explosion of dynamite on the 15th. It is not known who perpetrated the rage. Mrs. Morgan’s collar bone was broken. Mr. Morgan was badly injured, through not fatally.
The relatives of CRAMPLER, the man whom PENTON, the desperado, killed five years in Covington County, Alabama, on the 14th, paid DETECTIVE CHEATHAM and his party $800, the reward offered by his family for Penton dead or alive.
Shot from Ambush
There have been several assassinations in recent months in Choctaw County, Alabama, but none more cold blooded than the one which occurred several days ago, eight miles from WOMACK Hill, in that county. RICHARD CARROLL, a respected citizen and father of a large family, finished supper and went out on the front porch, where he was fired upon by some person concealed in the shrubbery in the front yard. He died the next morning. There is no clue to the identity of the assassin.
Caught with a Golden Bait
LUCY JOHNSON, the colored nurse who was injured in the wreck on the Old Colony road, in which several Louisville, Kentucky people lost their lives last summer, was married at Louisville the other day to W. H. SMITH of Maysville, Kentucky. The bride got $10,000 from the Old Colony road for her injuries and was regarded as quite a catch.
He Was PAT CLEBURNE’s Brother
REV. ROBRT C. CLEBURNE, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church, New Orleans, died after a brief illness. He was a native of Ireland, a brother of Medical Director CHRIS J. CLEBURNE, U. S. Navy, and a cousin of Confederate general PAT CLEBURNE, who was killed in the battle of Franklin.
Killed a Slave
A jury at Waco, Texas returned a verdict of acquittal in the case of HAL HUNTER, charged with murder committed 27 years ago. Hunter was the son of a slave owner and in a quarrel with a slave, killed him.
Robbers Work at Birmingham
At Birmingham, Alabama, robbers murderously assaulted C. H. RUSSELL, cashier and chief clerk, who was at work in the Georgia Pacific railroad office, after rifling the safe, fired the building. Russell was rescued.
Getting Along in Years
THOMAS ALLEN of Flemington, West Virginia, celebrated his 100th birthday at the home of HOWARD JATHER in that city. 84 of the leading men of the county took dinner with the venerable citizen.
32 Children in 15 Years
A. M. THOMAS of Gadsden County, Florida is 35 years old and is the father of 32 children, born within 15 years and all alive. The mother is 32.
Killed His Cousin
Near Wildie, Kentucky, GEORGE HAYES shot and killed his cousin THOMAS HAYES. They quarreled over a settlement. Thomas leaves a wife and children.
Engaged to Four Girls
DR. SIDNEY COKER of Mount Calm, Texas is charged with having been engaged to four girls. Texas is a big state and there may be others.
Shot While Returning from Church
MONROE RAWLINGS, a citizen of Union County, Arkansas, was shot and killed while returning from church. ALEX YOUNG has been arrested.
A Desperado Killed
JOHN PENTON, an Alabama desperado, was shot to death by a posse while resisting arrest near Milton, Florida.
An Old Feud
ED MCCULLOUGH mortally wounded ED WILLIAMSON in Stone County, Arkansas, an old feud.
The large barn and stables belonging to ABSOLOM KARNES, living two miles south of Milan, were destroyed by fire last Sunday night.
Two burglaries occurred in Dyersburg Friday, At WILLIAM TURNER’s, the thief got a silver watch, $7 and the victim’s pants. At J. F. CALDWELL’s he got a pair of pants and the keys to FOWLER & Co.’s safe.
A fatal shooting affray occurred at Rive’s about five miles below Union City on the Memphis and Charleston road last week. Two men, ? WARD and JOE ROUNDS, who were paying attention to the same woman, had a falling out, and Rounds shot and killed Ward.
Capt. H. P. MILLER, owner of the Southern Pacific Hotel in this city, has filed a bill in the chancery court of this county for $75,000 damages against the I.C. & L. & N. railroads for breach of contract. This is the largest suit for damages that has ever been brought in Gibson County. Milam Exchange
DR. J. J. RICHARDSON has on his place in this city, a hen 11 years old and she is just as lively as a spring pullet. She lays regularly and is now on a setting of 16 eggs of her own laying. Milam Exchange
The Milam correspondent to the Commercial says: R. C. LOVELACE, a leading citizen of this place, relates an incident which occurred last Thursday night and which is something of a mystery. He and his wife were returning from a neighbor’s house and just before reaching the home and at the corner of two streets, Mr. Lovelace saw suddenly rise before him a strange apparition, shedding a bright, unearthly light. Mrs. Lovelace was greatly agitated. Mr. Lovelace advanced on the mystery which slowly retreated and finally vanished in a sewer on the side of the street.
The following was a special from Camden to last Wednesday’s American and will be of interest to our readers: The little town of Eva, situated four miles east of this place, on N., C. & St. L. railroad, was the scene of a white cap sensation last night…. They warned the Negro employees of the WILDER Brothers’ stave factory to leave the place at once…
Quite a number of our boys and girls went to the foot washing at Shady Grove last Sunday. They report a jolly time.
W. H. BIGHAM and MISS JENNIE JACKSON, WILL BLEDSOE of Milam and MISS ROARK of McKenize were in our city Sunday.
MISS NETTIE SHEPARD found a large centipede in her room a few days ago. Dr. W. R. NEWSOM has it in alcohol. This is the second one found here, J. H. HALLEY having found one some time ago in his business house.
Croquet is all the go with our fair maidens and gallant boys.
HAWK MCCOLLUM of Atwood was here Sunday.
CHARLIE YOUNGER and sister of Milam were visiting relatives here last Monday.
MISS CORA MCLEAN of McLemoresville is the guest of MRS. RUTH MAXWELL’s family.
MISS SISSIE KING, after spending a few days visiting friends in the neighborhood of McLemoresville, has returned home.
MISSES NEVA and EMMA MILLER and NANNIE MCLEROY are visiting the family of J. W. DELANEY.
Little BLANCHE NEWTON, daughter of ALBERT NEWTON, is quite sick.
MISSES ALLIE and NELLIE LOONEY are visiting MRS. JIM MAXWELL.
LOUIS HENRY, after spending several days visiting his friends in McKenzie, and also MRS. NEWTON’s family at this place, returned to his home at Mileston, Mississippi.
Among the large number of girls and boys picking berries for A. MITCHELL, can be found CAPT. JIM NULL, as jolly as ever.
MISS CLAUD HENRY of McKenzie is visiting at MRS. NEWTON’s.
CLINT DUDLEY and OSCAR TODD were seen in Cherrywood last Sunday.
A. MITCHELL ships from 75 to 100 crates of strawberries per day. He works over 100 hands, while LAFAYETTE MITCHELL is overseeing, THOMAS MITCHELL is seen keeping order among the boys and girls who are kept busily engaged for a number of hours.
It is whispered that FRED TURNER, one of best berry men, will give a berry supper soon.
ISAAC S. MOORE & Co. has the finest stock of glass and queens ware in Carroll County.
Friday, May 29, 1891
H. H. PHIPPS Dead
H. H. PHIPPS of the 12th district died yesterday morning of pneumonia. Mr. Phipps had only been in the county about six months, but had impressed his neighbors are being a splendid gentleman and a good citizen. H was about 38 years old, and leaves a wife and one daughter to mourn his loss. He will be buried today in the Hamilton cemetery in which he died. His family has the sympathy of the neighborhood.
The Wheat Louse
J. C. MCCOLLUM brought to this office yesterday several heads of wheat which were full of lice or little green bugs. The space between the grains was crowded with the little insect. He examined three different fields and found it the same in all.
Another Shooting at Paris
Paris was the scene of another serious shooting affray last Friday night. Several parties were engaged in the affair, but only three--RUFE WHITE, JOHN SPROUL and WILL PAYNE, were shot…
Drown in a Cistern
The following taken from last week’s issue of Milan Exchange will be of interest of many of our readers: The sad intelligence was received here last Thursday that MRS. LOU E. CALDWELL, wife of ARTHUR CALDWELL, who lives at Hope Hill, was drowned in a cistern on her place. There was no one but herself and the children on the place, and the supposition is that she was standing on the covering of the cistern when a portion gave way, precipitating her into the water. In about an hour, she was discovered by her little five year child who gave the alarm. Her death was a sad and deplorable one and her husband and children have the sincere sympathy of all. Mrs. Caldwell was the daughter of Esq. BARHAM of near her and sister of MRS. S. F. RANKIN and MRS. A. C. PEARCE of this city. Her remains were interred yesterday afternoon.
A Foul Deed
Item about JAMES BRITTON beating and killing his wife.
A Sad Death
KATHLEEN, daughter of Mr and Mrs. R. A. COOPER, died last Tuesday evening of a complication of diseases, after an illness of nearly six weeks. Kathleen was 2 years 9 months old, an unusually bright and lovable child…. Little Kathleen was buried at the McLemoresville cemetery last Wednesday in the presence of a large number of friends of the family.
R. F. TRUSLOW has had the office of the Bank of Carroll carpeted.
C. P. PRIESTLEY is having a well put down back of his business house.
RUFE THOMPSON was last Wednesday morning made the father of a bouncing boy.
L. E. LANDIS and his crew are progressing well with their work on the residence on East Paris street.
MRS. D. H. PATTON of the 3rd district, quite an estimable woman, is reported to be dangerously sick.
There was a big strawberry supper at JOHN THOMPSON’s last night.
JAMES NEWBILL is having a new front put to his livery stable.
The well in front of W. M. DOBBS’ place of business is being repaired.
Someone stole a bridle from EDDIE WOODS’ horse at the strawberry supper at Turner’s Academy last Wednesday.
SOL REVELS / BEVELS, who lived near Christmasville, died last Friday and was buried at Pilgrim’s Rest last Saturday. He was a clever man and had many friends to regret his death.
Cards are out announcing the marriage of ROBERT MCKELVY of Milan and MISS KATHLEEN CHANDLER of Athens, Alabama, June 11, at the Methodist Episcopal Church of Athens.
SAMUEL B. HAWKINS, whose father was once a citizen of this town, and who has many relatives here, was married the 19th at his home in Gatesville, Texas to MISS LONA CRAWFORD.
NATHAN CLAY, who was convicted of carrying a pistol and fined $50 at the last term of the circuit court, was released from jail. JOSIAH ANDERSON becoming his surety for the payment of the fine.
REV. BROWN GODWIN will commence his protracted meeting at the Christian church tomorrow night.
REV. J. N. HALL filled his regular appointment.
The following marriage licenses issued: J. L. LEWIS to N. M. LEWIS, O. C. PALLARD to CALLIE CUNNINGHAM, S. R. BERRYHILL to M. J. MCCRACKEN, RICHARD FAUST to NOLA FIELDS, WARREN BRAMLEY to EMMA JORDAN, A. L. ATKINS to CAPPLE PROVINCE.
MISSES LOVE HAWKINS and LULA FALKNER have our thanks for a portion of the cake won by them at the spelling bee last Friday night.
We are informed that two of the HATLEY brothers of Benton County have purchased lots in the Teachout extension and will commence at an early date the erection of two fine two story brick residences.
A Negro boy living on TOM TRAVIS’s place in the 3rd district was in the river bottom last Saturday fishing and some other boys, thinking to have some fun, undertook to run him. In the race that followed, the colored boy fell and broke one of his legs. He was carried home, and at last account, was suffering greatly from the hurt.
We are requested by Mr and Mrs. R. A. COOPER to return their heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the people of Huntington for the many favors and kindnesses shown them during the sickness of their daughter.
DR. J. B. COX showed us a letter a few days from a gentleman in Clarksville, Texas, making inquiry about the Southern Normal University. He wants to move here if proper arrangements can be made, and if he comes, he will bring several boys with him to get advantage of the school.
R. L. MATHENY of the 22nd district, who lost his house a short time ago by fire, wishes us to return his thanks and gratitude to his neighbors and friends for the liberal donations made him.
GEORGE BUCHELE is spending the week in town.
MISS ADA JOHNSON of Lavinia is visiting relatives here.
BEN YOUNG paid Paris a visit last Sunday.
HUGH HAWKINS went to Memphis.
DR. ANDREW CLARK of Cedar Grove was in town on business.
GEORGE T. MCCALL paid Cairo, Illinois a business trip.
J. B. EVERETT and wife of Hico spent Saturday and Sunday in Trezevant.
S. J. PARNELL of McKenzie came up Sunday.
NEEDHAM HILL and wife of Fulton, Kentucky are visiting relatives in the country near town.
N. B. LIPE and S. J. FLETCHER of McKenzie were in town on business.
MRS. MARY DODSON of Britt’s Landing is in our city, the guest of her sister MRS. HAYWOOD PRIEST.
MISS MATTIE BRANNON of the 13th district was the guest of the MISSES PINCKLEY the first of the week.
MRS. SALLIE CHAMBERS, MRS. MATTIE GOOCH and MISS ALLIE MOORE spent several days in McKenzie.
GEN. W. W. MURRAY and family, after spending several weeks in Georgia, returned home.
MRS. L. F. WILLIAMS, after spending several days visiting relatives in town, returned home.
REV. C. C. BELL left for Milan to assist the pastor of the M. E. Church South in a revival.
BEN and ELVIS MORGAN returned from the Panhandle last Friday. Elvis is very much improved in health.
MISS CORA TOWNES left last Saturday for McMinnville to be present at the commencement exercises of the school there.
MISS JOSIE CHAMBERS, who has been attending the blind school at Nashville, returned home yesterday, and in the company with her brother, GEORGE CHAMBERS, and MRS. JUDDIE YATES, paid this office a pleasant call.
HUGH MCCLAIN went to Jackson on business.
G. T. WHITEHORN paid Martin a business trip.
JOHN MCCALISTER of Humboldt was here on business.
A. L.WRINKLE of Cottage Grove came to visit his brother.
LON PASCAL of Paris came to attend the ATKINS-PROVINCE marriage.
Z.T. COLLIER of Memphis, one of the leading stock men of West Tennessee, was in town shaking hands with friends.
DR. SOUTHGATE of Clarksburg was with friends here last Monday.
MRS. LOU J. MOORE, accompanied by MISS LOUBIL GOODLOE, visited relatives at Trezevant.
REV. J. H. CURRY, a student at Lebanon University, is with friends this week and will remain for the closing exercises at Bethel College.
MISS LIZZIE WEEKS of Watervalley, Kentucky, a former student of Bethel college, is visiting MISS MINNIE SMITH, and will remain until commencement exercises are over.
Last Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., REV. J. R. BELL officiating, SAM BERRYHILLD was married to MISS BELEL MCCRACKEN, while seated in their buggy, in front of the residence of JOHN ROGERS. May the heavenly bliss of married life be their happy lot.
Our jovial, great big friend, D. H. PRITCHARD, who has been teaching at Macedonia with marked success since September last, closed his school last Friday and is now ready for a few months’ holiday. DUD knows just how to enjoy life and we look to see him grow as fat as TOM REED before the end of his respite.
JOHN HUME sold his home on Nation Hill , East McKenzie to JOHN SMITH, We did not learn the amount of consideration. Mr. Hume will, with his family, soon moved back to his old home in Ohio. In this removal, McKenzie loses a good citizen. He has an estimable family, is a honest, quiet, hard working man and has made many friends during his stay here who regret to hear of his leaving.
Love’s happy story was again sweetly whispered last Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. at the residence of the bride’s father, ANDREW PROVINCE, in the words spoken by REV. J. R. BELL, which made ANDREW ATKINS of Crossland, Kentucky and MISS CAPPIE PROVINCE of this place man and wife. The happy couple left on the 10:30 train for St. Louis to spend their honeymoon. May their path be strewn with flowers and the white winged angel of peace ever watch over them.
On last Tuesday night, Mr and Mrs. JOHN D. PATE, at their residence, to their mason brothers, their wives and children, a much relished treat in the way of an ice cream and strawberry supper.
AL. GILKIE and MISS MAUD TODD visited the Sabbath school at Turner’s Academy last Sunday.
A large crowd of our Cherrywood people went to Wilder’s mill last Tuesday on a big fishing trip. It was laughable, indeed, to se the race between Esq. BARNES and Esq. DELANY, but the former, being in some better practice, carried away the largest number of fish.
JIM HILL of Christmasville and MISS MAUD KIRKMAN of McKenzie visited Cherrywood.
MISSES NANNIE PARKER and NETTIE THOMAS, two of McKenzie’s fairest daughters, were among the girls and boys of this place last Sunday.
MISS AMANDA CALHOON of McLemoresmville has been visiting her friends here.
MISS ROSE PARKER and BOOTH NEWTON called on MISS SALLIE MITCHELL last Sunday.
MISS CLAUD HENRY, after spending several days visiting at MRS. NEWTON’s, returned home to McLesmoresville.
MISS JULIA EVERETT visited friends at McKenzie.
Second annual commencement of the McLemoresville Collegiate Institute:
Annual sermon by T. W. SALT, D. D.
Bacculaureate sermon by REV. J. J. SINGLER of Kearney, Nebraska
True courage by MISS MARY L. WINGO
Our heritage by ORPHELIA MITCHELL
Elocution by I. J. HARWOOD
A true scholar by MISS NETTIE SHEPHERD
Little things by ELMA WINGO
Duty of an American citizen by JENNIE L. NEWBILL
The effects of foreign immigration on American industries by O. A. KENNEDY
MISS MITCHELL also graduates in music.
Carroll County Democrat
Friday, August 21, 1891
They Are Still On
Circuit court closed at Camden last Saturday. The two most important cases were the one against JOHN RIEVES for killing MANLY GRIGGS and the one of JAMES BRITTON for killing his wife. The counsel for Rieves appealed and was granted a change of venue to Humphreys County. …
In the Jug
If reports be true, ANDREW CHARTER is into it at last. He has plied his profession here and evaded arrest so long that he has grown bold and reckless. Last Saturday, he broke into the express office at Dresden and stole a watch and $4.75 in money. The watch had been expressed to W. J. RIVES of Dresden by R. F. TRUSLOW of this place. …
MRS. BARNETT Dead
Mrs. BARNETT, wife of S. P. BARNETT who lives in the 8th district, died of fever last Tuesday night. She was a daughter of JOSIAH ANDERSON, our accommodating postmaster, one of the most estimable ladies of the community in which she lived, and greatly esteemed by all who knew her. She was a devoted mother, a kind friend to those in need, and her acts of kindness to the unfortunates with whom she was thrown--her husband being superintendent of the county poor house--will ever be treasured to her memory. Her death is a sad bereavement to her husband and little children, one of whom is only about 10 days old, but they have the sympathy of a large circle of friends and relatives. Her burial took place last Wednesday afternoon at the NEELY burying ground. The Democrat extends its sympathy and condolences to the bereaved family.
A Sad Death
One of the saddest deaths it has been our lot to chronicle for some time is that of DUDLEY H. PRITCHARD, who breathed his last Thursday night of last week at the home of his uncle, JOSIAH ANDERSON. He had been confined to his bed for about ten days with typhoid fever and congestion. Dudley was born February 23, 1869, and a more intelligent young man, one whose future was clothed with brighter promise… His funeral was preached last Saturday at the BLAIR graveyard near Clarksburg. By REV. L. F. WILLIAMS. Chancellor A. G. HAWKINS made a short and appropriate talk. His remains were laid at rest with Pythian honors, and the lodges at this place and McKenzie officiating. Peace to his ashes.
The debate between REV. J. N. HALL of the Baptist church and REV. J. A. HARDING of the Christian church commenced last Tuesday…
The train killed a fine milk cow for HENRY SORTAR last Wednesday.
We understand that JOE HILLSMAN of Trezevant, while working at a saw mill got a foot severely sprained last Monday.
WILEY and TOM ENOCHS have purchased JAMES SUTHERLAND's livery stable, stock, buggies, hacks, etc. and took possession yesterday. They are both live business men and we wish them well in their enterprise.
Hickory Flat springs, lying in the 6th district of this county and 1st district of Henderson County, have been purchased by some parties at Milan, who will erect a hotel near them and advertise them as watering place.
The following marriage licenses have been issued: CALVIN DINWIDDIE to ADA THOMPSON; PINK WILSON to DOVIE ALLEN; H. T. TAYLOR to HATIE DIGGS; C. R. ORR to HELEN BERRY; JAKE PINSON to LUCINDA JOHNSON.
DON FOWLER is at Henderson working on the new courthouse which is being erected there, and we understand that the vault fell in a few days ago, breaking a leg of one of the Memphis brick masons who worked here a short time ago.
The family of Mr and Mrs. PRITCHARD requests us to express their thanks and kind feelings to those who showed so much friendship toward their son DUDLEY during his illness.
The following complimentary notice of an old Carroll County boy is taken from the Ripley Enterprise: OSCAR MCDONALD has nearly finished recovering the court house. He has done a neat as well as substantial job and one that speaks in high terms for him.
Hon. B. A. ENLOE will address the citizens of Carroll County at this place the first Monday in September on the political issues of the day.
W. H. SIMPSON, a prominent merchant of Dyersburg, and who has many friends and relatives in this county, died in Kentucky last week. He had gone to the state for his health, grew worse and died. He was a good business man, a clever gentleman and his death will be regretted by his many friends in this county.
The Baptist church has been plastered this week. It was done by Memphis contractors who are at work on the Southern Normal University, MR. MEDARSI of the Cole Manufacturing Company, took the lead in getting up the money for same…
H. T. TAYLOR and MISS HATTIE DIGGS of the 23rd district were married last Wednesday evening, REV. R. H. HOOD officiating. The attendants were HAYWOOD CARVER with MISS ETTA OWNBY and EDDIE HILLIARD with MISS MOLLIE TAYLOR. After the marriage, the bridal party and friends repaired to the home of the groom where they enjoyed a pleasant reception. That their life may be one of happiness is the wish of their many friends.
OTHA, a small son of FRANK CHAMBERS living at Hollow Rock, happened to a serious accident last Saturday afternoon. He was going to Buena Vista in a buggy accompanied by a Negro boy. While crossing a bridge, a horse they were driving became frightened and refused to cross and in trying to get the horse along, the buggy was turned over into the creek below. Otha had one thigh badly broken and was otherwise bruised. The Negro, horse and buggy escaped with very little damage.
MRS. M. J. ROSER of the 13th district died Wednesday of last week of fever. She was about 67 years old and quite a true, noble woman. She was a member of the Baptist church and lived a consistent member of same until death. Her death is deeply regretted by her relatives and acquaintances to whom she was always a kind and loving friend. Her funeral was preached by REV. RILEY HALL and her remains were laid at rest in the Rosser cemetery.
What like to have proved a serious accident occurred at the home of J. M. THOMPSON one day last week. IKE SELLERS was walling up a well with brick and was in the well 30 feet from the top. Mr. Thompson was letting brick down to him in a keg which held 10 bricks, and as he started the keg down, the rope gave way and the keg and its contents fell to the bottom striking Mr. Sellers in several places and severely bruising him up. He will recover without any serious results.
We understand that a newspaper is to be started in McKenzie in a short time…
A. S. BREVARD and family returned from Bon Aqua.
MISS MINNIE ROSSER is in town, the guest of MRS. S. N. WILLIAMS.
MISS JESSIE PRIEST returned from an extended visit with relatives in Middle Tennessee.
MISSES LULA FUQUA, LELA MORGAN, and SALLIE LEACH paid this office a pleasant call yesterday.
MISS RUTH WINGO, after visiting MISS JOELL NEWTON, returned home.
MISSES MISSIE MURRAY and NORA STEWART of Lexington are visiting here and attending the debate.
MISS SALLIE PRIEST, after spending some time visiting at Milan and Greenfield, returned home accompanied by MISS MADGE STONE.
ROBERT MARTIN of Nashville is spending a few days in town. He has been to Dyersburg to attend the funeral of his uncle, W. SIMPSON.
MISS ERIN PRIEST, who has been attending school at Lebanon, Ohio for nearly a year, returned home last Monday. Miss Erin is a great favorite with our young people and they are glad to welcome her home.
Williams Chapel Items
J. F. WILSON and wife are spending this week visiting relatives in McNary County.
JOE WOODS and I. B. HUBBS, two of Holladay's most thriving young men, paid us a flying visit Sunday.
MISS JO DOTSON, LIZZIE WILLIAMS and MATTIE BRANDON were the guests of MRS. WILLIAMS and family Sunday.
Our Sunday school is progressing nicely under the management of REV. L. F. WILLIAMS.
Mr and Mrs. A. PALMER are visiting relatives in Lexington this week.
PROF. KUYKENENDALL of Hopkinsville, Kentucky is traveling through our vicinity in the interest of his school.
P. A. TUCKER is the happy father of a democratic boy.
Mr and Mrs. J. M. BROWN of McLemoresville are visiting E. G. PHILLIPS' family this week.
Tribute to DUDLEY M. PRITCHARD
Long article from the Knight of Pythias about the death of Dudley M. Pritchard. Committee members were H. C. TOWNES, R. H. MCCLAIN, W. R MCCRACKEN.
Strayed: two mares … GILBERT BUTLER at McKenzie.
MRS. MATTIE RAULSTON is on the sick list.
J. M. HUDSON of Paris was here.
D. A MAYS made a business trip to Nashville.
PROFL WILL WITT was shaking hands with friends.
TOM FRYER of Paris was here on business.
MISS BELL LEONARD of Newbern is visiting friends here.
MISS SALLIE MOORE of Milan came to visit relatives here.
MRS. LOUISA YOUNGER of Atwood is visiting her daughter MRS. T. W. CANNON.
DICK MCCASKILL of the 10th district was here on business.
Ye reporter is under obligation to MISS MAGGIE OWNBY for her assistance this week.
ALEX ERWIN of Tipton County, a former student of McTyeire, was here.
DICK SOUTHALL of Memphis spent several days here.
JOHN B. CURTIS and wife of Trenton came up Sunday and spent several days with friends.
MRS. S. J. EVERETT, after an extended visit to relatives in Madison County, returned home.
We are glad to see our friend JIM GLASS up again after being confined to his bed for several days.
MISS MAGGIE DINWIDDIE, who has been in Texas for several weeks, returned last week, sick with fever.
E. E. BENNETT, after being absent for several months in the machine business, is again mixing with the boys.
J. C. R. MCCALL, our handsome court clerk, was here attending to the sale of the DENNING land.
MISS EVA DINWIDDIE, who is teaching at Gleason, came up to spend Sunday and Monday with home folks.
McKenzie loses valuable citizens in the family of DR. A. S. MCCLANNAHAN who moves to Chattanooga with his family. The doctor is one of rising young physicians and will succeed wherever he goes.
JOHN HUME left Tuesday for Trezevant where he will remain for several days as he has the contract to plaster the new college building. Mr. Hume understands his business and Trezevant has done well in securing his service.
MISS PARRIE RANDLE, who went to Texas in July, is now at Texarkana sick. We understand she has fever. How about Texas for health any way, as compared with Tennessee, especially the community around McKenzie.
A Bloodless Shooting Affray
News reached here last Tuesday of an affray at Gleason between W. H. HAWKS, a merchant of that place, and one CALAHAM who lives a short distance in the country. It seems that some misunderstanding grew our of a business transaction; Calaham making some remark at which Mr. Hawks took offense, and taking his pistol from the cash drawer, commenced snapping at Calaham. The pistol failing to fire, he picked up a stick and knocked Calaham down, who then started to run. In the scuffle Hawks' pistol was accidentally discharged but no one was hurt. As both parties are good citizens, it is to be hoped their differences may be settled without further trouble.
The lawn party given by MISS NELLIE LANDIS Monday evening, was an enjoyable event with our young people. Miss Nellie as hostess did everything that could be done to make her guests happy and that she succeeded was plainly seen in the bright smiles and laughter of those present. The party was composed of the following couples: MAY CANNON and WILBUR NOWLIN; ELLA JULIAN and JACK MEADOWS; FANNIE BAXTER and NEUMIT MOORE; LENA WHITEHORN and JOHN DINWIDDIE; MAUD OWNBY and LIGE CHANDLER; LIZZIE GREGORY and JIM DINWIDDIE; MABLE COLLIER and THORN COULTER; KATE MCCALL and JOHN GRENADE. The music furnished by the string band was excellent. To a late hour, all were happy and left with grateful hearts to the hostess.
By a Bosom Friend in Memory of DUDLEY H. PRITCHARD--long article about his life.
The two story brick business house on the west side of public square owned by MRS. ANNA WILLIAMS and known as the HALL business house for rent. For particulars, see HAYWOOD PRIEST.
I. N. PENICK vs. S. O. PENICK et al
The Huntingdon Clothing Store has just received $5,000 worth of fine art clothing for young and old men. M. D. CARNAL & Co. U. H. SCOTT and E. E. CLARK, salesmen.
A Democratic club has been organized at Martin with J. M. RIDGEWAY president and S. H. MILLER secretary.
A little daughter of BOB WILLOUGHBY at Alexandria drank a vial of laudanum the other day. She was relieved of the deadly drug before it was taken up by the system.
The other night near Auburn, Cannon County, the steam thresher belonging to R. A. HIGH and ROBERT DOUGHERTY, together with the wheat crop of ELIJAH JAMES, were consumed by fire.
D. L. HARRIS of Flintsville brought to our office last Thursday which, he thinks, contains some gold, says the Fayetteville Sun. It is charged with a glittering substance which much resembles gold. He had it tested and it proved to be the precious metal. He says there is an abundance of it on his farm.
The Crossville Sentinel, it is known, it is not given to lying and the following may be regarded as a Cumberland mountain truth. Says the Sentinel: ROWE HYDER killed five wild turkeys at one shot with a Winchester rifle Sunday. The turkeys were standing in a line and the ball took effect in the head or neck of each and not one was left to tell the tale.
An old Negro man brought to Clarksville Wednesday from the Dover road country a basket of well matured figs. They were as fine as those grown in Florida and there quickly disposed of at a good price. This is the second basket the old man has gathered from one tree, and he says that next year he will have four trees bearing figs. He covers them up in cold weather to prevent from being killed.
A little daughter of CLARENCE BROWN in Grassy Cove had a miraculous escape from death a few days ago says the Crossville Sentinel. She was barefooted and her foot slipped through a crack in the portico when a copperhead snake grabbed her toe and attempted to swallow it. The child drew the foot from the crack, pulling snake out, still hanging to her toe. The reptile's head was cut off, when it was found the child was uninjured.
Last Monday says the Fayetteville Observer, W. L. KILPATRIC (KILPATRICK) was in to see us and related a bee story that he vouches for the truth. Last week he was at the house and knows it to be true. SHOOK HANDLEY, who lives near Bevedere in Franklin County, has a large two story frame house. It was built many years ago and the timbers in it are much larger than those used now. The stud are two feet apart so there is considerable space between the weatherboarding and ceiling. Several years ago a swarm of these bees found a crack at the side of the chimney and went in and stayed. They have never swarmed but the young have remained until the colony consists of countless thousands. Last week, they were robbed for the first time, 130 pounds of honey taken out, and it thought that much more than that quantity yet remains. From the humming of the bees that is now heard through the ceiling, it is concluded that the honey extends from the floor to a height of eight feet
INEZ (THOMAS) BERRYHILLD was born near McKenzie, Tennessee October 18, 1868. She professed religion and joined the Cumberland Presbyterian church at Weatherford, Texas while attending school there. She was then about 14 years old. When she returned home, she joined the C. P. church at McKenzie. On Feb. 23, 1887, she was married to J. WALTER BERRYHILLD. After her marriage, she joined the Presbyterian church with her husband. In which communion, she lived a consistent member until death called her away which was June 11, 1891.
Inez was a good girl from her childhood. She was quiet and gentle in disposition and in deportment.
While she never intruded herself on anyone, yet she was a loving and true friend.
She left in this world, her husband, two children (one having gone before), her father and mother, and several brothers and sisters. She was called away from a large circle of relatives, highly respected in the communities where they lived.
Sister Inez was taken away young still she filled her station well in life while on earth. She was a good daughter, a good wife, a good mother, and a good Christian.
May God watch over all her loved ones, husband, parents, brothers and sisters, but in a special way, her little children. And may all meet her in Heaven. Written by a friend.
A Desirable Farm for Sale
A lovely home, a desirable farm, one half mile from McLemoresmville known as the ENLOE place; 176 1/2 acres, good farm house, good orchard, well and out buildings, about 1000 acres and one tenant house on farm. For particulars, apply to I. L. DELANEY at McLemoresville or R. E. NOWLIN at Martin.
A good four room house with front and back galleries for sale cheap. For particulars, call DAVID WALPOLE, McKenzie.
A nice new cottage for rent or sale on easy terms. Apply to C. A. TEACHOUT at depot.
J. C. ROBERTS and others will speak at the following places: Republican Grove, House Union, Baren Springs, Burnes, Concord, Oak Grove, New Hope. JAMES A. GATES, lecture 8th Con. District
Free School Notice
The Huntingdon free school will open at Southern Normal University on Tuesday, Sept. 154, 1891. By arrangements with the principals of the university, the directors are happy to announce that the free school will be taught in this splendid new building without any additional cost by the directors, this giving your children great advantages over the old school building. The directors wish to secure the services of two lady assistant teachers at once. Apply to the undersigned. Directors: W. M. WRIGHT, J. F. LEACH, H. C. TOWNES.
POMP COCHRAN, City Barber Shop, North side square, upstairs over Lee Brothers.
Cancers, tumors, wens, moles, mother marks cured without knife, loss of blood or pain. T. A. OVERALL, M. D. at Jackson
Thursday, December 24, 1891
WILSON HODGE Dead
WILSON HODGE, quite an old man of the Profit community, died last Saturday
evening. He was about 65 years old and had only been sick a couple of days. He
was taken Friday with something like rheumatism and lagrippe but death was
unexpected. He was a member of the Baptist church and was one of the best
citizens of the community. He leaves a wife but no children. His remains were
interred in the old Hollow Rock cemetery last Monday.
Blown into Atoms
A severe accident occurred in Decatur county near the Carroll county line
several days ago. JAMES T. BOYD owned and was running a saw mill; his fireman
allowed the water to run low in the boiler which resulted in an explosion
followed by fatal results. Mr. Boyd… body blown into atoms. A son of WILLAIM
RIGGS was also badly crippled. Boyd was about 45 years old, leaves a wife and
several children. He is an own cousin of FRANK ROGERS of this place and has
other relatives in the county who sadly deplore the unfortunate occurrence.
Track-Laying Completed The track laying on the P.T. &A. railroad between Paris
and Hollow Rock has been completed.
Christmas Tree There are to be several Christmas entertainments here during the
holidays in the way of Christmas trees…pleasure to the little folks, especially
to the poor children of the town…
WARREN BURDETT, colored, who at once time lived here, has gotten himself into a
whole peck of trouble at McKenzie. Burdett likes meat better than he likes work,
and at a rather late hour a few nights ago, he discovered a porker hanging
outside the door of Mr. GRAY'S market shop… hog got taken… men are
suspicious.. search found the pork, but did not find Burdett, who is no longer
an inhabitant of McKenzie, but has absconded for parts unknown.
A Splendid Invention
JOHN D. HERRON of McKenzie has invented a harrow that promises to become a
useful farming implement. It is so arranged that it can be adjusted to any width
desired and is so adjustable that it may be fitted to any sized or shaped row..
Gone to Rest
GABE ENOCHS, 14 year old son of ISAAC. S. ENOCHS, died last Monday evening about
6:00. He had been sick for six or seven weeks with typhoid fever and while
everything possibly could be done was done to restore him to health yet death
claimed him. Two weeks ago, after the death of his sister Miss Hester, and his
father and another sister are yet seriously ill with the same disease. Gabe was
a bright boy, a member of the M. E. Church South, a true noble hearted fellow
and his death is a sad loss to the family.
ELIAS SANDERS has returned from Amarillo, Texas.
MRS. H. C. TOWNES has been sick for several days.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. ALONZO HAWKINS, a fine boy last Sunday.
The passenger train last Tuesday morning killed a horse of W. F .BABER.
ETHRIDGE DILL moved Monday from the Forks of the Creek to the 12th district.
JAMES DOHERTY came from Decaturville last Monday to take Christmas with home
MISS REBECCA MCNEILL returned from visiting relatives at Paris.
ANDERSON MERRITT living near town has a sifter that he claims has been in
constant use for 44 years.
J. S. RUMMAGE, WILL JOHNSON and SAM ROBISON of Trezevant were here on business.
FRANK MARTIN of Birmingham is spending the week with friends and relatives here.
S. A. BLAKE moved this week to the community of Cedar Grove. He has lived near
town the past year.
REV. T. W. SALT filled the pulpit at the M. E. Church last Sunday.
MR. LINK of Big Bottom bought a car load of cattle from some of our enterprising
MISS BETTIE BEADLES of the 19th district and MISS MAUDE WILLIAMS of Humboldt are
visiting MISS NORA WILDER here.
J. O. PUGH who lives in the 20th district started down the steps from the
circuit court room last Monday and stumbled down the entire distance, receiving
some bad bruises.
Marriage licenses: JOSEPH PORTER to IDA PRICE; NELSON SHEARD to LOU WILLIAMS;
JAMES S TAYLER to ELIZABETH HODGE; E. L. FORD to E. L. PUGH; W. R. PREWETT to
MATTIE PROTEET / POTEET
J. W. COLEMAN and family of the 19th district left for Piggott, Arkansas where
Mr. Coleman has a ten months school awaiting him. Mr. Coleman is a good teacher,
has an excellent wife and we hope their stay in Piggot will be both profitable
From the Milan Exchange last Saturday: JO PIERCE and HENRY SMITH, colored, while
working the road near McLemoreville last Thursday, go into a quarrel, when
Pierce cut Smith's throat and made his escape. Smith is seriously hurt.
Officer CARTER was here searching for PIERCE… The VAWTERS and PRATT arbitration
which was to have been at Trezevant last Friday was postponed.
R. H. MCCLAIN paid Nashville a visit this week and while there, bought a lot of
Christmas goods. He had his grip full and several articles strapped on the
outside… someone stole his grip, Christmas goods and all, and RUFE had to return
home empty handed.
A Notable Event
Yesterday evening at 7:00 at the M. E. Church South, the rites of matrimony were
solemnized between CAPT. W. H. EASON and MISS JOELLA NEWTON. The marital vows
were taken in the presence of a large number of friends, the ceremony being
performed by the pastor, REV. MEADOWS. The affair was a quiet nature, there
being no effort at display, and after the vows had been taken, the contracting
parties and a few special friends repaired to the Eason house where a pleasant
evening was spent.
The groom and bride are well known to the readers of the Democrat. Capt. Eason
is the genial and accommodating proprietor of the Eason House, a gentleman of
high standing among our people and who numbers his friends by the hundreds. He
is worthy of the confidence and love of the one, who by this union, has
intrusted her hand and heart to his protection. Miss Joella is a young lady of
sweet disposition and possesses so many admirable qualities that to know her is
to admire her. She possesses many of those beautiful traits of character which
adorn a home, and makes all who come under influence happier and better. It is a
splendid union and the Democrat takes great pleasure in extending its most
hearty congratulations, and wishes for them a happy and prosperous life.
REV. T. A. GRIER was in our vicinity calling on a friend.
LONNIE SPARKS has a pet which keeps him busy. We hope his neck will be better
soon and the boil gone.
Our girls think that JIM LANKFORD has kept batch long enough, but it seems that
he is determined to live alone.
Dr. GORDEN seems to be very busy pickling pigs feet. We can't sympathize with
him in the least. Why don't he get married and get rid of such work, and the
name of being a bachelor.
An entertainment was given at Mr. Townes near McKenzie Dec. 19th, in honor of
WILLIE TOWNES' 21st birthday.
MARSHAL BRYANT is recovering.
HUBBARD BARKSDALE came home for Christmas.
REV. ALLEN FAUST moved to his residence near J. B. MOORE'S.
DR. N. C. WRIGHT of Gardner was here Sunday with relatives.
T. E. GREGORY and wife are visiting near Greenfield.
R. F. TRUSLOW of Huntingdon was the guest of E. B. SHAW Sunday.
RUFE WARD, esq., of Paris was here on professional business.
DR. T. W. PRATT is having a neat residence built in the west part of town.
MRS. JENNIE WOODS of Huntingdon is visiting relatives here.
T. H. BAKER of the Republican was mixing with friends here.
CHARLES BRYANT and daughter MISS DELIA of Rector, Arkansas are visiting
Most of the windows have been placed in the C. P. church and they are simply
Born to Mr. and Mrs. FRANK HUNTER last Sunday a fine girl. Frank says with the
assistance of the newcomer, he can celebrate Christmas in grand style.
WALTER MCDONALD, who is serving as brakeman on the L. & N. railroad, while on
duty at Jones near Brownsville, had his foot badly mashed.
ATKINS CONYERS arrived last week from Colorado with a carload of ponies. Mr.
Conyers is a fine jolly fellow but we protest his reciprocity plan of bringing
ponies to and taking out of this community.
A Baptistry is being built by the congregation of the Baptist Church. The
Baptists never make any great noise, but when they decide to do anything, they
are most generally prepared to put the undertaking through without much ado.
Santa Claus make take notice that McKenzie needs a public hall, a steam laundry,
a good flouring mill, the public square graveled, an ax handle factory, our
planing mill enlarged, a first class newspaper, and a rousing Democratic club.
Dead Letter List
ROBERT BLACK, WILLIE BEAVESR, MRS. MOLLIE BAUCOM, M. G. BAMBRUGH, B. C.
BLUEBOUGH, J. W. FRISTOE, KATE M. GEHEEF, A. N. GRAHAM, LUCY GAXON, MATTIE
JOHNSON, H. E. LEWIS, ALICE MCCARTIN, HANNA MITT, T. J. L. MONTGOMERY, J. W.
MCDOWELL, DOCK MOUIS MITTLE, MOORE, MAMIE PATTERSON, PETER PORTER, W. ROSSER,
ROBERT ROGERS, FRANK RIEVES, J. L. SELLERS, J. S. SUGG, MEDIA SCOTT, LUNA
THOMAS, JOHN WORK, T. L. YOUNGER.
For sale, one good brood mare, six years old… S. E. TUCKER at Huntingdon. State
News W. L. COLLINS in Madison County lost his cotton gin and a number of bales
of cotton by fire.
The Lewisburg News states, upon the authority of DR. JOHN COWDEN of Petersburg
in Lincoln County, that five ladies in that vicinity gave birth to ten girl
babies in one week.
JIM HENDRIX, a Dyer County farmer, will soon ship 500 head of cattle from his
ranch near Newbern. Hendrix is something of a sub-treasury himself and the more
like him, the better.
An entire block of business houses was burned at Humboldt last Saturday, total
There has been over 2000 cases of lagrippe reported in Jackson within the last
CHARLES WEATHERBY, a young man of Jackson, was killed on the I. C. road last
Saturday. He was an engineer on that road.
MRS. MATIE TRUEMAN of Como was the victim of an accident last Monday evening,
say the Paris Intelligencer which may prove serious. She had gone to Paris, and
was going on home in a wagon driven by GEORGE MOORE, and in crossing the
railroad at the Louisville & Nashville depot, the tam became frightened and
attempted to run away. Mrs. Trueman jumped from the wagon and fell under the
wheel, which passed over her body, injuring her internally.