April 25, 1907
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SUPREME COURT DECISIONS--George CARRENS vs L. M. MICHELL, affirmed. Dyersburg Northern R. R. vs Chas. COLEMAN, affirmed. W. C. SWAIN vs the State, sentence of 20 years for murder, affirmed. Cora APPLEWHITE vs H. C. DUNLAP, reversed & remanded.
NEW FIRM--T. A. BOATWRIGHT, who has conducted a successful merchandise business at Lenox, has purchased the H. A, KLYCE store and will have associated with him, Connell FOWKLES. Mr. FOWKLES is familiar with the local trade. Mr. BOATWRIGHT is moving his household goods to his Dyersburg residence.
MARRIAGE LICENSES-- Archie RICE to Virginia WILHAM. Jim SWEAT to Ophelia RICHARDSON.
TERSE TELEGRAMS--Midnight fire destroys Court house at Pulaski. Negro fireman shoots and kills conductor H. T. SHOOK of the Memphis Street Railway. John W. BUNDREN, of Tatesville, Tenn., aged 101 years, will lead to the alter on August 26th, Miss Rosa McGUIRE, who will be 100 years old on her wedding day. James GILBERT, son of a wealthy tobacco man of Murray, Ky., committed suicide aboard a train enroute from Memphis, by swallowing a half ounce of bromidia. Night riders in Carroll County destroyed nearly two miles of wire fencing belonging to prominent landowners. Luther WAGSTER, a prominent young farmer of near Eaton, Gibson County, was thrown from his wagons and both armes were broken by the wagon wheels passing over them. Four children of John HADDEN, of Fulton, Ky., were burned to death in a fire that destroyed the family residence Sunday night. The mother was badly burned and HADDEN has been demeted by his loss. Several hundred dollars in paper money was also burned with the house.
TOM JACKSON SHOT--Gordon PATTERSON, a young man of 21, shot and badly injured Tom JACKSON Saturday night, at his residence in Finley and left for Memphis Sunday morning, before he could be overtaken by officers. They had some words between them, while at Tom JACKSON's. PATTERSON went to a neighbor's house and took therefrom a double-barrelled shotgun. He went back to JACKSON's house, called him out and took a shot at him. The charge entered his shoulder and arm, inflicting a painful, but not dangerous wound. PATTERSON and his brother left immediately, taking the gun with them.
ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE--Having been appointed Administrator of the estate of John F. PIERCE, deceased. Three months from this date to settle. This April 23, 1905. W. F. PIERCE, adm' (years given is what was in paper.)
ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE--Having been appointed Administrator of the estate of W. L. FOWKLES, deceased, settle before 22nd day of July 1907. J. A. NORTON, administrator.
THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 1907--Miss Pauline DAWSON, of Bogota, is visiting her father, Fred DAWSON. Mrs. Wallace MOORE, of Union City, is in the city. Dr. J. R. CRAIG and George B. DELVECCHIO attended the K & P banquet at Trimble Monday night. J. C. DOYLE left Tuesday for a three weeks stay in Hot Springs. Miss Marcia BURBANK, of Memphis, is with her aunt, Mrs. Myra PARR. Mr. & Mrs. W. A. PENCE are the proud parents of a fine baby boy born last Friday. Mr. & Mrs. Ike STEVENS are here from Chicago for a ten day stay. Mr. STEVENS will leave on the first day of May for Birmingham, Ala., where he goes to represent his company as general agent for Alabama. Mrs. M. C. CARNE has returned from Trenton, after a ten weeks stay with relatives. Sam PARKER is out after two months confinement to his room with a broken limb. Mrs. Marvin JOHNSON, of Clinton, Ky., is visiting her parents, Dr. & Mrs. J. A. FOWKLES. Rev. J. B. OAKLEY, the new pastor of the Cumberland church, accompanied by his family, are here from Marshall, Texas, and are living next door to F. W. LUSCOMB's. J. E. EBERSOLE will return to-day from a three weeks stay in Jackson. We have just received from Waxy DAWSON, a copy of the Mexican Herald containing a full account of the recent earthquake in the city of Mexico. Mr. DAWSON holds a prominent position in the capital of that properous republic. Sheriff DAWSON & Night Policeman KING, caught a negro, John SPANN, Saturday night, who is wanted at Mayfield, Ky., for burglary. The Kentucky officers arrived today and took him back.
COMING NUPTIALS--We are authorized to announce the approaching marriage of Miss Pauline DAWSON, of this city, to W. C. HOLT, of St. Louis, to take place Friday, May 3. Miss DAWSON is the daughter of Fred DAWSON, of Bogota and the neice of Sheriff C. C. DAWSON and Capt. I. H. DAWSON, of this city. She is the granddaughter of the late Capt. Bill DAWSON, of Confederate fame. Mr. HOLT is a traveling representative of a St. Louis shoe concern, and has been with the same firm 15 years. They will make their home in St. Louis.
FUGITIVE CAPTURED--Green BEAVER, a negro under indictment for assault and battery with intent to kill, and a fugitive from justice for the past two years, is now safely lodged in the Dyer county jail. BEAVER stabbed another negro, John WILKES at Stokes two years ago, and has been hiding in Indiana and Illinois since. Deputy Sheriff WILLIAMSON, learning that BEAVER's father had moved to Trenton, notified the sheriff of Gibson County to be on the lookout for BEAVER. He was captured at the Trenton depot. He will be tried at the June Term of Court on the old indictment.
NEWBERN ROUTE NO 3--Mrs. Maggie MONTGOMERY, of Nashville, visited Mr. & Mrs. Tom MONTGOMERY last week. Arthur POOR has a severe cold caused by sitting on the fence, looking at his new glass door. Miss Erie SPENCE, of Hurricane Hill, is visiting her sister, Mrs. Jennie POOR. Miss Annett JOHNSON, of Church Grove, visited her sister, Mrs. Jim HICKS, last week.
FOWKLES--Rev. T. A. SMITH and wife, who have spent the winter in Florida, have returned home for the summer months. Miss Katie STAFFORD, of Covington and John BENTLEY, of Dyersburg, were guests of Miss Wilmuth HARRELL Sunday. Mrs. Nancy BRADEN and little daughter, Beulah, of Mt. Vernon, spent Monday night with Mr. & Mrs. BRADEN. Ben MOORE and family, of Halls, was here Sunday with their parents, Dr. MOORE. Mr. & Mrs. Billie WELCH and little daughter, Branch, will take a trip to Middle Tennessee to visit relatives this week. Mrs. HUGHES, of Brighton, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. PATTIE.
BACKOUT NEWS--Will JONES' baby has pneumonia. Miss NICHOLS, of Bogota, visited Mrs. Eula EDWARDS, last week. Miss Laura FULGUM is visiting Mrs. Dora JONES this week. Miss Lucy PATTERSON has returned from Saltillo, TN.
STOKES--J. B. MANLEY is able to be out again, after a serious illness with pneumonia. Rev. D. A. PARRISH and family, of Henning, visited relatives in this community. Miss Altie HALL of the Elizabeth neighborhood is ill with pneumonia. M. M. WARREN attended closing exercises at Laneview school, also J. D. BAKER. Dr. T. RICE has had a telephone put in.
NEWBERN--Dr. Frank PRKS, of Halls, visited relatives here Sunday. Robert DRANE, Rex ALLEN and Hardee WYATT visited Covington Saturday. Rev. J. J. THOMAS is at home after visiting Hickman. Hill LAMBERT and Cleveland McCULLOUGH are visited Ripley Saturday. Mr. & Mrs. C. D. HILLIARD, of Jackson, are visiting at the residence of Mr. & Mrs. S. J. HARRIS. C. MANN, who has been visiting his daughter, Mrs. J. MILNER, returned to his home at Pembrook, Ky., last week. Mrs. E. ATKINS and Mr. MASON visited Ed ATKINS in Memphis Sunday. Mr. ATKINS is reported better following an operation. Mrs. N. SHIBLEY, of VanBuren, Ark., is a guest at the home of Mrs. B. TIGRETT