February 4, 1904
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NEWBERN TOWN TALK--Miss Ella DICKEY, of Obion, spent the weekend with her friends here. Jack ARNOLD, formerly of this place, now of Corinth, Miss. , is visiting his mother and sister. A very delightful meeting of the Edeliveis Euchre Club was held Saturday at the residence of Mrs. Victor ZIEF. The club prize, a beautiful wall plaque, was the trophy of Miss Pearl PARKER. Mrs. ZIEF was assisted in her duties as hostess by Miss Mary MARKS of Covington, Tennessee. Mrs. Porter SHUMATE was called to Hickman Thursday by the death of her grandfather, Mr. R C PRATHER. Mrs. GILMORE left Monday to spend the rest of the winter in Texas.
FROM FORT HUDSON--Bill MAY and family are down with measles, only nine of them. Hilliard FOWKLES steps very high now. Cause-a new baby boy at his house. Dr. SULLIVAN had the misfortune to lose his little babe last week. Mrs. Ethie COBERN is doing very nice. Mr. OWEN sold $1,100 worth of wheat last Saturday. Mrs. NORMAN is lying very low with appendicitis. Jake ALLEY and Robert EISON will make their home in Arkansas this year. Bob CLAIBORNE has been confined to his room for several weeks with la grippe. Mrs. Jeff JONES' mother, of Middle Tennessee, will spend the rest of this winter with her. Miss Winnie & Luther ALLEY visited their sister, Mrs. CROUCH, of Lane's Ferry last Sunday and Monday.
FROM SAMARIA--Miss Maud GRAHAM visited relatives in Memphis recently. Orbie CHAMBERS and family of Cherokee, visited relatives in this community. H S NEAL, of Gates, paid his nephew, Charlie NEAL and family a pleasant visit recently. Mrs. Jim CHAMBERS has been called to the bedside of her mother, Mrs. MOORE, who is reported dangerously ill at Double Bridges. Mrs. Bettie SANDERS, after a brief illness, died of pneumonia Sunday morning at her home, a mile south of town. She was a good lady and will be missed in this locality. She leaves several children and a host of friends to mourn her death. Last Wednesday night, Mr. Marshall EUDALY and Miss Joanna DOYLE were married at the residence of W A HOLDEN, in the presence of a few friends. The wedding is the result of a long and happy courtship. Miss Joe is the youngest daughter of Mrs. Martha DOYLE and possesses many charms.
FROM STOKES--Miss Fannie May HALL of Jackson is visiting Will MURRAY's family. Edgar WILLIAMS is home from school with measles. Jasper BAKER is building a new house for Wayne THOMPSON. Miss Rose McMILLAN, of Bells, is visiting W J COMBS' family.
THE STAG DINNER AT ED. KING'S--The most enjoyable and delightful affair of its kind ever given in Dyersburg was the 6 o'clock stag dinner given by E M KING to his friends Saturday last. Hon. T C GORDON was toastmaster. Toasts were responded to in the most felicitous manner by Messrs. M M MARSHALL; L HARRISON; J M BRACKIN; and others.
A B PICKETT--the able and distinguished editor of the Memphis Scimitar, died at a Cincinnati Sanitarium last Monday morning.
GEORGE PAYNE KILLED--Our townsman, George PAYNE, was instantly killed at the depot last Monday night by a passing train. It appears that Mr. PAYNE had come on the south-bound train from Paducah and stepped off on the wrong side, when a passing freight train, which had been switching, came on one of the double tracks and run over him. When found, his head was cut into on the track and one arm was severed. No one saw the frightful accident and he was discovered by the freight conductor who had backed his train to the fatal spot south of the depot. George PAYNE had been in business in Dyersburg many years and was held in high esteem. A little over a year ago, he married Miss Maud LOVE, who survives him, with an infant child.
INSOLVANT NOTICE--Having this day suggested the insolvancy of the estate of John R. NEAL, deceased, to the Clerk of the County Court of Dyer County, Tenn. , on or before the 1st day of May 1904, or same will be barred. This February 1st, 1904. E R COOPER, Administrator.
NOTICE IN BANKRUPTCY: #2350. --In the matter of Thos. Lee ETHERIDGE, Bankrupt. In Bankryptcy. To the Hon. E S HAMMOND, Judge of the District Court of the United States for the Western District of Tennessee, Thos. Lee ETHERIDGE, of Tatumville, in the County of Dyer, and State of Tennessee, in said district, respectfully represents that on the 9th day of November last past, he was duly adjudged bankrupt under the Acts of Congress relating to bankruptcy.
COMING HOME--The friends of Mr. & Mrs. Champ SIMPSON will be glad to learn that they are to return to Dyersburg to make their future home. Mr. SIMPSOM having accepted a reponsible position at Mr. N W CALCUTT's extensive and properous stave and heading factory.
A DYERSBURG BOY--The Nashville News speaks as follows of Henry LAUDERDALE, a well-known Dyersburg boy: "Charles CURRY, secretary to Vice President CHAPMAN of the Tennessee Central Railroad has tendered his resignation. Mr. CURRY is succeeded by J H LAUDERDALE, who has been with the railroad for several years and has been assistant clerk to Superintendent FOX. "
A NEW CLUB--The San Souic is the name of a new club recently formed by the following young misses: Virginia KING; Anna SIDWAY; Corinne GREEN; Julia WALKER; Louise HALL; Cano FERGUSON; Kate COOVER; Nell THOMAS; Elise MARSHALL; Janie COOVER; Bessie WATKINS; Alice SINCLAIR; Sadie WOOD.
ANNOUNCEMENTS--Mrs. M J WOOLEN of Los Angeles, Calif. , is visiting the family of Lawyer DRAPER. Miss Marietta MORRILL, of Exeter, N. H. , is visiting Mrs. Myra PARR. Mr. Geo. SCOTT has returned from a business trip to Indian Territory. Hayes HOWELL has returned from school at Spring Hill. Mrs. John LATTA will entertain the As You Like It Club this afternoon. Miss Nannie May SCOTT, of Trenton, is visiting Miss Evalina HARRISON. The many friends of Rev. Ashley WILSON will be sorry to learn that he is confined to his home with an attack of la grippe. Twins; a pretty little boy and girl were born last Friday morning to Mr. & Mrs. Obe(?) CARLTON on Depot street. A pretty little girl baby made her appearance at the home of Mr. & Mrs. James DelVecchio last Monday night and received a warm welcomb. Newbern Chronicle: The preliminary trial of Walter LANIER drew a large crowd. Lawyer COOVER, of Dyersburg, was defendant's counsel, and N L SCOBEY represented the State. LANIER's bond was set at $500. Miss Fan HARRIS is visiting Miss Bessie SMITH in Covington. Miss Elise ARNOLD is visiting in Water Valley, Miss. Miss Louise BRACKEN is visiting her friend, Mrs. BABB in Memphis. Willie, the bright 18-year-old son of Mr. A J HERRING, died at Tigar Tail last Friday and was buried at Finley. He died from an attack of measles and pneumonis.
FROM BOATWRIGHT--Will FULLER and others killed Robt. L COBB's hogs the other day. R L COBB, after a severe spell of the measles and pneumonia, is now able to sit up. He wishes to thank his doctors WYNNE & FERGUSON. There is a good deal of moving in this neighborhood. Mr. TATUM has moved near Hurricane Hill; G W BLACKBURN moved near Pill Jerk; Little Bill OZMENT has moved back to his own homeplace and Bob BLAND has moved to the Flatts. Sherrod SEAGRAVES has built a new house on his place at the Flatts. Lee LOCK's wife visited her mother-in-law, Mrs. LOCKEY, and while there broke out with the measles. There only 14 there to have them.
FROM FINLEY--W B LITTLE and G W WALTERS almost have enough money subscribed to build another room to our schoolhouse. Will BREWER is visiting our little town. Ernest JONES says he's going to marry next week. J W RAWLS has gone to Cuba with a crowd from Dyersburg. We understand that Joe PURCELL has sold his business at Ro-Ellen and will move to Dyersburg. We also notice that L M MICHELL, of Blue Grass, has moved to Dyersburg. Prof. Tom MORRIS is teaching school at Avery.
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