The Tennessee Republican
Huntingdon, Carroll County, Tennessee
GEORGE A. MOULTON, Editor
Friday, January 26, 1894
GRESHAM HARGROVE, who has been sick with rheumatism, is improving.
We regret to learn of the death of our old neighbor, JAMES THOMAS, who died the 18th near Holladay.
MAT TOWNSEND of Cottage Home, Illinois is visiting his mother this week.
MISS SIDNEY STREBBLING is on the sick list.
BEN HOWARD of Juno was here Saturday.
F. F. HARRIS and family of Huntingdon are visiting friends here.
MRS. PHEOBE BROWNING, mother of J. S. BROWNING, died at his residence last Wednesday evening of paralysis. She was 79 years old and an estimable lady. She leaves several children and a host of friends to mourn her death.
MRS. TOCY BURROW died at the residence of her daughter, MRS. KATE ROBESON, in this district last Thursday. She was loved and respected by all and was 89 years old.
ASSESSOR CHRISTENBERRY is riding now, finding how much our citizens are worth.
MISS MATTIE ROACH returned from her visit.
FRED RAGLAND, who lives with his uncle, while in the company of several other boys riding horses to water one day last week, was kicked by a horse, receiving a severe and painful wound to the leg.
BILLIE BIGHAM of Milan is spending a few days with his brother here.
J. H. PATTON of Juno entered school here.
Our enterprising merchant, W. D. WOODS, who is making the race for county court clerk, is out canvassing now.
LUTHER SWINNEY, who has been on the sick list, is in school ow.
MISS MAUD ATMAN, who has been teaching at Independence, in this school, is at home again, her school closed last Friday.
J. H. DRUMMOND is traveling some now in the agency business.
PROF. A. H. PRITCHARD and DR. S. W. PARKER were here on business.
J. F. BELL was called to the bedside of his brother at Waverly Sunday who is very sick with fever.
REV.L. D. HAMILTON delivered an interesting sermon at M. E. Church South.
MISS MARY LIFSEY of Clarksburg is visiting here.
J. H.KEE of near Camden was here.
The Sunday school of the M. E. Church South was re-organized: L. B. HUBBS, secretary; A. J. FRAZIER, music teacher; J. F. MCKEAL, treasurer; MISS VAIDE HATLEY, librarian.
PROF. W. E. ROGERS, one of Huntingdon's most energetic young men who has charge of the Bakersville High School, spent Sunday here with his friends.
REV. J. N. PENICK of Jackson filled the pulpit at the Baptist church.
Some excitement was caused here Wednesday when it became known that one of the little children of W. S. MORGAN drank the contents of a bottle of cordial, thought to be in a critical condition at first, but has since recovered.
HON. JOHN R. BOND for re-election to the circuit judge for the 18th district
HON. W. W. WADE for re-election to office of attorney-general of the 18th district
R. ROGERS as candidate for registrar of Carroll County
S. A. BROWN as candidate for registrar of Carroll County
J. S. BROWNING as candidate for registrar of Carroll County
W. E. BOWERS as candidate for registrar of Carroll County
HUGH CALDWELL as candidate for registrar of Carroll County
M. F. FRY for county court clerk
W. A.MASSEY for county court clerk
W. D. WOODS for county court clerk
SCOTT BENNETT for county court clerk
W. CARTER for trustee
G. W. STACY for trustee
ED LEACH for trustee
GEORGE T. WHITEHORN for trustee
WILLIAM ROBINSON for trustee
J. W. BLAIR for circuit court clerk
JON T. HILL for circuit court clerk
G. E WILSON for circuit court clerk
L. A. MOODY for sheriff of Carroll County
S. CHAMBERS for sheriff of Carroll County
JOHN M. RHODES for sheriff of Carroll County
JUDGE A. G. HAWKINS for chancellor
It has been learned that ED MOORELL, alias FRANK MOORELL, who assisted CHRIS EVANS, the California outlaw in his escape from the Fresno, California jail, is FRANK MORRIS, a Fort Scott, Kansas young man. His father is a well to do farmer and was formerly in the mail service.
A.R. WHITLEY, one of the real estate dealers of Cheyenne, Wyoming, was convicted n the charge of attempting to suborn jurors in an important civil case…
The mystery concerning the death of HENRY SHRIVERS, who was shot on the night of the 14th at Salem, Iowa, was explained by the confession of his brother CHARLES, who says that while he was cleaning a gun, it was accidentally discharged, the load entering Henry's head, killing him instantly. The jury returned a verdict of accidental death.
COL. NICHOLAS LOTS of Reading, Pa., furnished supplies to Washington's army at Valley Forge. His heirs held a meeting on the 18th; they claim that he was never paid in full and will shortly present a claim to Congress for $4,000,000.
A sheriff's posse had a terrible battle at Goethe, Alabama on the 19th with four convicts who escaped from the Tennessee Coal and Iron Company's stockades at Pratt City. SHERIFF DEXTER was killed and JIM DAVIS, one of the convicts, fatally wounded.
LEE EDWARDS and MOUNT JAMSON of Malvern, Arkansas furnished IRVEY HARP with a loaded cigarette. An explosion followed which will probably cause the loss of both the boy's eyes. Writs were issued for the miscreants.
COL. JOHN L. BRANCH died at Union Springs, Alabama on the 18th. He was the man who gave the order to fire the first gun on Fort Sumter at the opening of the late war. Since the war, he has been leading a very quiet life.
A band of systematic swindlers on a large scale was unearthed on the 19th in Henry County, Alabama. The secretary, R. L. PETERSON, and R. L. ROBERTSON were arrested as members of the band, charging them with having used the mails for fraudulent purposes.
Forty negro families of Monroe County, Arkansas have arranged with the American Colonization Society of Washington, D. C. for transportation to Liberia.
Birmingham, Alabama, Jan. 20—Seven desperate convicts escaped from the Pratt mines Thursday night by blowing open an iron grating with dynamite. Guard JOHN PATTON was blown up and seriously hurt. A posse of officers led by Deputy Sheriff FRANK DEXTER came up with four of the escaped convicts near Gorthite. Dexter called on the convicts to surrender, when a battle followed, the convicts having secured guns. Dexter was instantly killed, one of the convicts being fatally hurt. The others escaped but officers with dogs are in pursuit. The convicts are led by JIM MORRISON, the noted Bibb County desperado.
Jacksonville, Floria, Jan. 20—SHERIFF BROWARD has returned from Tallahassee. He went to get full and detailed instructions as to his duty. He says Gov. MITCHELL is highly indigant over the defiant attitude of the Duval Club and says the fight will be stopped at all hazards if possible to do so….
Hon. C. D. MITCHELL, member of the lower house of Tennessee from Hardin County, was killed last week. While working on his farm near the Tennessee River, a tree fell on him…
DICK JONES, alias WILLIAM SYLVESTER HARRIS, the desperate highwayman and alleged murderer of W. W. INGERSOIL in December, was recommitted at Chattanooga last week until the next quarterly term of court…
T. D. RUFFIN of Dyersburg has lately obtained a patent for a new machine which he calls the cotton grader and nail arrester, which machine is designed to separate all foreign substance from the cotton before it is ginned.
W. G. KIRK of Hollow Rock was here.
W. H. LOWRY of the Rock was here on business.
MRS. NANNIE FALLS has been on the sick list.
SCOTT BENNETT's boy is sick.
RUFE MCCLAIN was in town to attend the WILLIAMS-HAWK wedding.
MISS FRISTOE of Mayfield, Kentucky has returned here to enter the S.N.U.
HUGH PETTUS left for Hollow Rock.
MRS. RUFE MCCLAIN returned to her home at Jackson after visiting relatives here.
FRANK SHERWOOD and MISS DELLIE SMITH were married Tuesday. Their new home will be a few miles from town.
COLLINS hired POMP COCHRAN, the old reliable, to work for him.
T. H. BAKER Jr of the South Pittsburg Republican was visiting home folks last week. Tom is making his paper the leading organ for East Tennessee.
W. B. FRAY has purchased the house belonging to GEORGE MCCALL and now being used as his office.
SHEIRFF ROBESON arrested THOMAS KIZER in Hollow Rock. He was indicted by the grand jury for disturbing public worship.
In an article week before last, we used the name of ZACK FRY when we should have used the name GROOMS in speaking about the selling of a hog.
MISS HATTIE SCOTT returned home from a pleasant visit with MISS MAUDE MURRY at Huntingdon where she was the guest of MRS. JUDGE W. W. MURRAY. Printed in the Lexington Progress.
MRS. NANNIE CARTER and daughter GERTRUDE arrived from Tullahoma to make their future home here. To Dr. Carter and family, we extend a hearty welcome. Mrs. Carter will teach the art class at the S.N.U. beginning next Monday.
Carroll County should procure two bloodhounds and let the sheriff kept them in his possession…
ALFRED PRICE's boy, about 12 years old, came near getting killed at the stave factory Monday. His arm caught in a belt and he was carried up to the pulley and dropped from there, striking his face, knocked senseless for awhile, but not seriously hurt.
MISS E. HAWKINS, one of Huntingdon's most beautiful and accomplished young ladies, returned home Monday after spending several weeks with relatives and friends at Waverly. While here, Miss Hawkins figured prominently in the SLAYDEN-PICKARD nuptials and at the Christian Endeavor meeting. Printed in the Sentinel.
A Dastardly Deed
Tuesday morning, VATES ROBERTS of the 12th district came to town and reported that Monday night, while he and his family were spending the night at his brother-in-law's place, some unknown parties went to his house and broke every window, entered and broke every dish, took five large feather beds and cuts the ticks, strewing the feathers over the wood pile. They broke his bed steads, tables, chairs… The fiends went to his smokehouse and took all the meat, slashed and hacked it up, except for ten missing hams. Then visited the poultry roost and killed all the chickens, turkeys and geese they could catch. Then they visited DALTON's factory, tearing down fences, cutting the belts and tearing down one smoke stack…
Last Sunday evening at the residence of JUDGE JO. HAWKINS, Mr. (given name cut off) WILLIAMS and MISS JESSIE HAWKINS were married… Mr. Williams is one of Huntingdon's most popular young men and a leading dry goods merchant. Miss Hawkins is the accomplished daughter of JUDGE JO. R. HAWKINS and was a leading society belle, who had many friends and admirers, who wish her a long and happy married life. Monday evening, the infair was held at the residence of MRS. S. N. WILLIAMS, where a luncheon was served, consisting of all the palatable delicacies of the season.
An Untimely Death
On Tuesday morning about 3:00, death came and relived ELLIE JOHNSON from the suffering of pain he had so patiently endured for the past four weeks, caused by being shot by BASCUM WOODARD. Ellie, as he was familiarly called, was one of Huntingdon's most enterprising business men. He was 26 years of age, a member of the Christian Church here. He was buried Wednesday at the GRIZZARD cemetery, ELDER E. C. MCDOUGLE conducting the funeral services. He leaves a wife and two small children to mourn his untimely death and who have the most heartfelt sympathies of the entire community.
Another Black Crime
MRS.W. C. GROOMS of the 17th district was in town preparing to institute divorce proceedings from her husband…
At the opera house last Monday and Tuesday nights was a decided success. … MRS. JOE ROGERS, first class actress…
J. D. COPELAND, deceased…by W. H. ROBESON, administrator
NANCY SIMMONS, deceased...by J. V. STANDFIELD, administrator
Non-Resident Notice: A. M. LEE et al vs W. H. SORTAR..
DALTON's Stave Factory… WILSON S. PREWITT, manager.
YOUNG & FINLEY, distiller agents and dealers in ROBERTSON, HENRY, and LINCOLN County Whiskies
M. E. WRIGHT has opened on the south side of the public square, a harness, saddle, and repair shop…