and contributed it for use on this web site.
DYERSBURG STATE GAZETTE
A FINE BOY--was born on the 22nd to Mr. & MRS. SAM DAVIS.
BEN COHEN--who formerly lived here, Died at Central City, Ky., two weeks ago. His remains were interred in Nashville.
SON ACCUSES FATHER--Union City, Tenn., Jan. 29th. A case that will attract a crowd at criminal court Wednesday is that of JOHN ARCHIE, accused by his son, WALTER, of instigating the burning of the Nord Store on the Reelfoot Lake Road in December. His confession before a notary that his father persuaded him to do the deed with the promise of $15 and a gun, caused excitment. MR. ARCHIE is a store-keeper and well-known on the Reelfoot Road. He is a fighter from a long line of fighters, but his arrest, after WALTER's alleged confession, was carried out in a very quiet manner. He has been in jail two weeks under $1000 bond.
A PRETTY WEDDING--was solemnized at the home of MRS. ELLA GRILLS on Lee Street Sunday afternoon, when MRS. EMMA EMMERSON became the bride of A. C. WARD, of Nashville. Rev. VAUGHN of Newbern officiated.
REHOBOTH--MR. & MRS. GARLAND HOLLAND are the proud parents of a son. MRS. ALICE CHITWOOD spent the past week in Dyersburg, the guest of her sister, MRS. J. W. WATSON. MR. & MRS. BUD CHITWOOD spent Sunday with their daughter, MRS. ELI HOLLAND.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL--Capt. I. L. SHEPPARD, of Paducah, is sick at the home of his sister, MRS. SEPT FOWKLES. TOM JONES is spending a few days in Fulton, the guest of his sister, MRS. S. W. EDWARDS. MRS. M. D. ROBBINS left for her home in St. Louis after a week with MRS. C. C. JACOBI. MRS. CARL HAMILTON and MISS SWARTZ, guests of the former's sister, MRS. TOM WHITE, left Monday for their home in Fontella, Va. P. G. HARPER of Fort Dodge, Iowa and DORSEY HARPER, of Varina, Illinois are visiting their parents, MR. & MRS. J. H. HARPER.
CHURCHTON--E. A. McCORKLE entertained his uncle, ANDERSON McCORKLE at his home south of Churchton last week, it being in honor of Uncle Anderson's 82nd Birthday. Among the guests were MR. & MRS. JOHN E. McCORKLE and MR. & MRS. E. C. GREGORY. The Stork has again visited Churchton, bringing babies to bless the homes of MR. & MRS. HAM CROWDER; MR. & MRS. LUTHER PEVYHOUSE; MR. & MRS. WINDES TAYLOR; MR. & MRS. ELMER HEADDEN; and MR. & MRS. AVERY TROUT. A daughter was born on the 22nd to MR. & MRS. CLYDE STEWART. She will be called ANN CATHERINE.
TWO WOMEN CLAIM AS HUSBAND INJURED MAN--Paducah, Ky., Jan. 25. While JOSEPH EDWARD GUIDRY, a representative of the Southern Well and Construction Company of Memphis, Tenn., badly injured about two weeks ago while superintending the digging of a well for the city water company at Fulton, Ky., lies in a dangerous condition at the Illinois Central Hospital here, two women are contending he is their husband. Wife No. 1 is MRS. MAYME GUIDRY of Forty-forth and Bank Streets, Fulton, Ky, formerly MISS YATES, where she says she resided with her mother, MRS. J. N. YATES. Wife No. 2 is MRS. LOU GUIDRY, of Columbia, Tenn. She has been with GUIDRY since he was brought to Paducah. They were married, she said, November 24, 1914, at Columbia, Tenn. GUIDRY claimed he did not know the Louisville woman, but she indentified him as her husband. She has their marriage certificate, which showed they were united Jan. 17, 1896, at Crowley, La., where she said they formerly owned a 400-acre rice plantation. A lawyer has been engaged.
FRIDAY AFTERNOON FEBRUARY 4, 1916
NEGRO IS TRAILED--Friendship, Tenn., Feb. 2. The community northwest of this place about six miles has been on the trail of a negro named FULIUS MORGAN, who attacked MISS LURE SULLIVAN, aged about 19 years, on the public highway. A negro answering the description was captured at Murray City, seven miles from this place and carried to Alamo. The sheriff of Crockett County, J. C. McLEAN conferred with Dyer Co. Sheriff and sent the negro to Jackson for safekeeping. MISS SULLIVAN lives with her parents on the farm of T. M. PRIVETT, near Bonicord. She was going to a neighbor's jouse when the negro attacked her. She was injured about the face and her clothing torn before he was frightened by the approach of two men. DOC SIMPSON's bloodhounds caught the MORGAN negro. He was caught Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock between Maury City and Gates levee.
CHANCERY COURT BUSINESS--At the January Term, which begun January 3rd and closed January 19th with the Hon. COLIN P. McKINNEY presiding. G. W. DAVIS, Admr. vs J. N. BIZZLE, et al. Report of Administrator confirmed. JENNIE PIERCE, by N. F. vs JOE PIERCE, et al. Costs and solicitor's fees ordered paid and funds paid out. LAVERNE WILKERSON, et al vs DR. A. H. MOODY, Admr. Report of Receiver as to rents confirmed. MARY SOWARD vs JOHN SOWARD, Complainant ordered to speed cause. HESTER RILEY vs SAM RILEY. Decree of separation with Alimony. H. W. THOMPSON vs Geo. T. WALKER et al. Decree for Complainant. State Of Tennessee, ex. rel. vs GEORGIA PORTER. Defendant found guilty of contempt. I. N. RAWLS, Gdn., etc. vs EFFIE REPLEY, et al. Orders substituting guardian bond. Order that guardian pay funds to support of wife. MRS. ELLA JOHNSON vs EUGENE JOHNSON, et al. Decree of Sale. RILLA BAILEY vs Wm. BAILEY. Decree for Divorce. MRS. LANTIE OZMENT vs CORBETT OZMENT. Decree for support. HUGH FRENCH vs LUCY FRENCH. Decree for Divorce.
WILDCAT--The wife of WHIT HEADDEN Died at her home near Cool Springs last Tuesday, after a lingering illness. The Remains were interred in the Cool Springs Cemetery on Wednesday.
WILDCAT--ALBERT JACKSON has been appointed road commissioner from Wildcat to Trimble.
MILLSFIELD--ELVERT WALKER, one of our best boys, is attending the high school in Dyersburg and boarding with his sister, MRS. HATTIE GILL. THELBERT (Pat) BOATRIGHT and MISS LADY WHITE surprised their friends by announcing their marriage which took place the fourth Sunday in last August.
BOGOTA--HUSE ROBESON and wife are the proud parents of twins, a girl and a boy.
SOUTH DYERSBURG--MRS. DOSS CAMPBELL and children are visiting her parents, MR. & MRS. J. C. SMITH of Lenox. MARSHALL EUDALEY has gone to Jackson to work in the skewer mill with his brother, TOM, who is superintendent of the mill.
INSOLVANT NOTICE--Having been appointed administrator of the estate of ROBERT HARRIS, deceased, etc. Feb. 4th, 1916. S. B. SHARPE, Admr.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL--NATHAN LUBER of Halls, spent Sunday here with relatives. R. B. FRANK went to his Arkansas plantation this morning. MRS. L. M. CORNILLAUD, of Paducah, is the guest of MRS. H. R. MERIWETHER. MR. & MRS. CLEVE CONNELL are now occupying rooms at C. B. THORNBURGH'S. MISS FRANCES PALMER has returned to Ripley after a visit to MRS. CLARENCE THURMOND. MRS. CLAUD STUTTS was the guest of her parents, MR. & MRS. ADD AYERS last week. MRS. C. H. COLLINS and two little sons, of Memphis, are here the guests of her parents, MR. & MRS. W. H. DODSON. MRS. S. H. BASS and little son returned this week to their home in Munford, after visiting MR. & MRS. C. B. THORNBURG. Word was received here this week of the illness of P. Y. WHITE at Union City, who was stricken with paralysis. MRS. J. C. WASHINGTON will come from Memphis Saturday for a short visit with her parents, before joining MR. WASHINGTON in St. Louis where they will make their home;he being connected with the Myer Drug Co.
RESOLUTIONS--W. H. TUCKER; Whereas, God, in His infinite wisdom, has seen fit to remove from our midst our brother and fellow-worker, DR. W. H. TUCKER and, Whereas, We shall miss his presence and the benefit of his judgement in matters pertaining to the work and activities of this Church, Etc. W. B. MAXEY. W. T. SUGG. B. A. HAGUEWOOD, Sr.
MARRIAGE LICENSES--TROY P. WILLIAMS to SARAH J. BUNNELL. C. C. CONNELL to NORA VADEN. A. C. WARD to MRS. EMMA EMMERSON. EUGENE PALMER to FRANCES THOMPSON. VAND GOURLEY to MARY JACKSON. STEWART H. RALPH to MISS CLARA HARTNESS.
MENGLEWOOD--On last Friday morning, God saw fit to take from our midst old AUNT LIZA STRAUGH. She was about 65 years old. She Died of grip, leaving two sons, GEORGE STRAUGH and JOHN STRAUGH; and a daughter, BERTHA, all of this place.
MENGLEWOOD--A quiet wedding took place here Saturday night at 10:15 p. m., when Mr. POLLARD united together in the bonds of matrimony. two lives as one, MR. CARL CARNELL and MISS NONA VADEN, both of this place. MISS VADEN is the daughter of TOM VADEN. MR. BURRAY and family moved to our little town from Hickman, Ky. He has charge of the glue line department here.
TRIMBLE--C. S. WAGNER, of Mayfield, visited his mother, MRS. E. A. WAGNER the first of the week. MR. & MRS. E. E. PARKS were called to Union City by the Death of MRS. PARKS aunt, MRS. EDWARDS.
TRENTON, TENN., JAN. 26TH--Prying their way out of the jail with a crowbar, five negroes last night effected an escape from the Gibson County Jail. WARREN WILLIAMS was under sentence of ten years in the penitentiary for rape. JIMMIE FIELDS was serving a sentence of 11 years for stealing. CAREY SHARPE, TOM RED, and HENRY BOOTH had been convicted of bootlegging.
SAMTOWN--Our teacher, MISS ELLEN MAXEY spent the weekend at her brother's, WALTER MAXEY, near Troy.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS--ADD MILAM to J. W. ASHCRAFT, land 7th Dist $950. J. B. CRIBBS to J. W. ASHCRAFT, lot RoEllen $1000. M. S. FRY to S. & N. A. BIFFLE, land 6th Dist. $3, 055. MRS. DENTON DUMMINGS to JOHN A. GREER, land 6th dist $7, 700. CHANCERY COURT to E. M. KING, land 7th dist $5, 275. W. R. SELLERS to J. W. ATKINS, lot Dyersburg $272. 50. W. T. WATSON to E. O. MERIDETH, lot 1st dist $450. Z. A. O'NEAL to W. J. PULLEY, lot 1st dist $602. 50. A. B. CHAMBERS to R. P. SCALES, lot dist ? $400. C. A. BEASLEY to C. M. BRADSHAW, lot 3rd dist $250. A. K. WELLS to W. K. WELLS, land 16th dist $8, ooo. JOHN JOHNSON to Iva ARMSTRONG, land 9th dist $400. W. A. WILLIAMS to JAS. LAMBERT, land 9th dist $660. J. N. PARKER to O. P. BISHOP, lot Dyersburg $220. J. W. ASHCRAFT to W. M. VIAR, land 7th dist $944. W. W. YOUNG to MRS. VICTORIA HOBBS, land $7, 000. C. C. MOSS to J. M. DUNCAN, land 4th dist $2, 700. W. W. WILKERSON to G. W. WILKERSON, land 4th dist $300. J. R. COLE to W. S. & N. S. COLE, lot Newbern $200. J. R., W. S., & N. S. COLE to COMP ARNETT, lot Newbern $500. J. W. ATKINS, C. & M. to W. W. RIDENS, lot Newbern, $721. J. B. WOOD to MAX SALENFRIEND, lot Dyersburg $365. E. M. KING to C. S. HALL, lot Dyersburg $800.
TUESDAY AFTERNOON FEBRUARY 8TH, 1916
C. M. PEACOCK--one of the oldest citizens of Lake County, Died at Tiptonville last week, aged 85 years.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL--Little ASHLEY WILSON is spending a week in Memphis with his grandparents, MR. & MRS. J. D. WILSON. MISS REBA EMMERSON returned home to Mayfield, Ky., Sunday after a visit to her sister, MRS. W. D. McCUAN. MR. & MRS. GEO. SCOTT left Monday for Memphis on account of the serious illness of MRS. R. S. BRYAN. MRS. T. C. GORDON has returned from a visit of some length with her daughter, MRS. CLARKE JONES, near Columbia. The prelimimnary trial of BOB BISHOP, for shooting JOHN MORRIS, was heard before Esq. REDD Friday. Esquires KIRK and HAYES sat with him in the case. Attorneys WEAKLEY and COOPER representing MR. BISHOP, waived the hearing and by agreement BISHOP was released on $1000 bond till the case is heard in Circuit Court.
INSOLVENT NOTICE--Having been appointed Administrator of the estate of FLEM DUNNEVANT, deceased, Etc. Jan. 24, 1916 VAN PRITCHARD.
CROSS ROADS--The Death Angel has entered two homes in our community and claimed loved ones. First, WILLIAM TYLER, the two-year-old son of MR. & MRS. WILLIAM TYLER, passed away Friday morning of typhoid fever. The little fellow had been sick six weeks. Interment at South Fork Cemetery Saturday afternoon, services by Rev. J. B. FREANO.
CROSS ROADS--Second; LONIE FERGUSON, the 11-year-old daughter of MR. & MRS. WILL FERGUSON, Died Friday of pneumonia. She had not been sick lond, till death called her home. Interment in South Fork Cemetery Saturday afternoon, services by Rev. J. B. FREANO.
CROSS ROADS--ERNEST CRUMB, of near Frog Jump, spent Friday night with his mother, MRS. B. M. CLEMENTS at Cross Roads. ARTHUR PALMER and MRS. NENNIE CLEEK were married at the home of R. J. STALLCUPP Sunday afternoon. Attendants were MRS. EDDIE CARNELL and RICHARD ANGE. MR. & MRS. GUSSIE JEIGH have a new daughter at their home.
MRS. MATT FEATHERSTON--wife of JOE FEATHERSTON, died at her home near Unionville Saturday and was buried at Palestine Sunday. She leaves a husband, and four boys, ARCH, HOMER, EWELL, and CLAUD. They lived here three years. (in Cross Roads news)
TRIMBLE--Officers WILL MOORE and R. H. COLLINS made a raid on a gambling den run by LOUIS FRENCH, a negro, and captured 13 black men, "some classy, eh!" which increased the city treasury $130.00.
LISBON SCHOOL HOUSE--The stork has been in our community recently and left with MR. & MRS. EUNICE COLE a baby girl. The school is progressing nicely under the management of MRS. BERNICE LIGHT and MRS. VERNA STANLEY.
FRIDAY AFTERNOON FEBRUARY 11, 1916
SOUTH DYERSBURG--HUGH L. ALLEN has gone for a visit to his daughter, MRS. EDDIE WALTS, of Nashville. Born to MR. & MRS. O. T. WILLINGHAM, Sunday, Feb. 6th, a ten-pound boy. MISS EFFIE COBURN returned to her home near Friendship after a visit with her sister, MRS. ROBERT BRIGANCE. MRS. KATE WILLIS of Wayland Springs, Tenn., visited her sister, MRS. WILL SHEPARD. MISS IDA McMACKIN is visiting her sister, MRS. WILL SHEPARD. MR. SHELTON, who moved his daughter, MRS. CLEVE PEELE to this place, had the misfortune of getting both bones in his left hand broken, caused by a run-away team. He is resting nicely at Hosmer Hospital.
DELPHOS--JESSE McCLENDON, aged 74, was Buried at Rehoboth Sunday. His last 5 years confined him in a hut alone near the old land mark of "Martin's Landing Hill. " His obituary stated he raised a large family while in scant surroundings yet he managed to get them to manhood and womanhood and today they stand as his monuments of what ever character he strived to impart to them. JEFF PRICHARD conducted an appropriate burial services under very inclement weather. The bereaved daughter, MRS. BERTIE MAY HOLLAND, with others, thanks the hospitility of the neighbors.
MENGLEWOOD--SAL CHILDRESS, who was sick three weeks with pneumonia, is up and doing nicely. BORN to Mr. & MRS. EMMETT BIGGERS, Friday, Feb. 4th, a girl.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL--J. T. WARREN of Humboldt, left for home yesterday after being the guest of his sister, MRS. MARY CARNE and nephew, MAJOR CARNE. MRS. JESSE ROSENBLOOM has returned to her home in Newbern, after a week's visit with her sister, MRS. GEO. J. FREIDKIN. R. F. C. MOSS was asked to go to Collierville last week to conduct the funeral of his old friend, T. J. LEAKE, but on account of illness, was unable to go. NEWS has been received of a very paqinful accident which occurred to MRS. C. D. PUTMAN, formerly of this place, when by an explosion of a gas range, she sustained several cuts, a broken arm, and fractured rib. MISS WANDA WYATT, of Halls, is the guest of MISS EDDIE V. FOWKLES.
W. T. LOVIN--aged about 57 years, Died Saturday at his home in the Bonicord community. He is survived by several sons ans daughters. Deceased was a member of the Baptist Church at Parrish Chapel. The remains were interred at Miller's Chapel Sunday. Tri-County News.
MRS. A. G. FEATHERSON--Died Saturday at her home in the Cherokee neighborhood in Dyer, at age of 52 years. She is survived by her husband and four sons. Deceased was an aunt of MRS. J. W. McCANLESS, of this city. She was a member of the Methodist Church many years. The remains were interred at Palistine Sunday afternoon, services conducted by Rev. FREENO. Tri-County News.
JOHN HICKS DEAD--JOHN HICKS, one of the pioneers of Dyer County, Died at his home in Finley at an early hour yesterday morning. MR. HICKS came to Dyer County about 1859 from Middle Tennessee, and settled in the Richwoods neighborhood, when that section was a veritable wilderness. He would have celebrated his 80th birthday in March. He was a member of the Christian Church. He is survived by his wife; a brother and five children. His sons are EZRA HICKS and JOHN HICKS, of Dyersburg; his daughters, MRS. E. E. RAWLES, MRS. SAM RAWLES, of Finley, and MRS. ZACK CANEER, of Seneth, Mo. His brother is P. HICKS of Crockett Mills. Burial was in Pleasant Hill.
W. H. OZMENT DEAD--W. H. OZMENT Died at his home at Millsfield Wednesday night, aged 63 years. He is survived by his wife, one daughter and four sons. Interment was at Hurricane Hill Thursday.
MRS. MARRIE MAY STANDFIELD--Died at her home near Fowkles Wednesday afternoon after an attack of pneumonia. She was a member of the Baptist Church. She was 28 years of age and is survived by her husband. Interment in Fowkles.
NAUVOO--MR. ROGERS happened to a very painful accident last Saturday, when a sick mule fell on his leg and broke it. Little JANE LEATRESS SUMMERS spent last week with her grandmother, MRS. McCLANAHAN, at Burgie's Chapel.
JOHNSON SCHOOLHOUSE--The Death Angel visited the home of MR. & MRS. MARVIN SMITH Friday morning, taking in it's cold embrace, their baby son. The family has the sympathy of the community.
JOHNSON SCHOOLHOUSE--The Death Angel also visited the home of WILL FERGUSON, taking from them their eleven-year-old daughter, LONNIE. She will be missed very much in school. The family has the sympathy of the community.
JOHNSON SCHOOLHOUSE--J. C. PUGH is real sick at this writing. JOHN DARTY and family, of near Mt. Pisgah, were the guests of his brother, Birl DARTY. MISS EVIE OLDS, of Chicago, is the guest of her sister, MRS. LULA LEGGETT. The little son of LUTHER SMITH is real sick.
NEELEY'S CHAPEL--MR. & MRS. HUBBARD have a very sick baby at this writing. MR. & MRS. M. V. WILLIAMSON are spending a few weeks with his brother, JOE WILLIAMSON.
TUESDAY AFTERNOON FEBRUARY 15, 1916
LAPLATA--PORTER GIBBONS and wife of Brick Lane were guests of RICHARD LUCAS and wife of this community the week-end. W. E. BRYANT has moved to Newbern since his last barn burned. He has had three barns burn in about nine months. He says it is an unlucky place here for him.
NEGRO CITY HALL BURNS--The two story negro restraurant in West End, known by the colored population as the City Hall, was destroyed by fire Friday night. The building was occupied by FRANK HAYES and has given the officers much trouble on account of the numerous negro fights there and other infractions of the law. The building was the property of M. H. SCOTT and was valued at $2, 500. It was insured by M. S. Summers & Co. for $1, 500. It will not be rebuilt.
DEATH OF MRS. RALPH RICE--The relatives and friends here of MRS. RALPH RICE were distressed Sunday to hear of her death, which occurred in Phoenix, Ariz., last Thursday, the 10th, the cause being tuberculosis. MR. & MRS. RICE left here two years ago in December, seeking a warmer climate in the hope of restoring her health but she steadily declined. MRS. RICE was, before her marriage five years ago last October, MISS LEA OLDHAM, of Orysa; her father, MR. ED OLDHAM and one brother, with her husband and a little daughter, one and one half years old survive her. She was a consistant member of the Baptist Church. The funeral and interment will take place in Ripley on the arrival of the body, which left the Western City Sunday night.
NON-RESIDENT NOTICE--W. R. BIGGS et al vs JOHN LINDLEY HARRELL. In the County Court of Dyer County, Tennessee. The defendant, JOHN LINDLY HARRELL, is a non-resident of the State of Tennessee and a resident of the State of Arkansas, Etc. This February 1st, 1916. JOHN R. MENZIES, Clerk.
NON-RESIDENT NOTICE--E. W. PALMER vs R. L. HUBBARD, et al. In the County Court of Dyer County, Tennessee. In this cause three of the defendants, I. B. PARKER, J. S. PARKER, and CHARLES DUCKWORTH are non-residents of Tennessee, Etc. This the 8th day of February, 1916. J. R. MENZIES, Clerk. COOVER & WARD, Attys.
NON-RESIDENT NOTICE--DR. S. B. SHARPE, Administrator vs CARRIE HARRIS et als. In the County Court of Dyer County. In this cause it appearing that the defendants, ELLA GARLAND, now ELLA ___ and husband ____, and STELLA GARLAND are non-residents of Tennessee and residents of the State of Arkansas. Etc. This February 4th, 1916. JOHN R. MENZIES, Clerk. WEAKLEY & COOVER, Attys.
EDGEWOOD--Mrs. W. B. NEWMAN was a guest in the home of G. L. WILLIAMS in Newbern. MISS GRACE WALTON of the Hurricane HILL vicinity has returned to her home after two weeks visit with MRS. SALLIE GIBBONS. MISS NELLIE ELLIS, of Newbern, is the guest of her aunt, MRS. SALLIE CHAPMAN.
EDGEWOOD--MRS. ELLIE HOLLISTER Died at the home of WALTER HOLLISTER on February 2nd. Funeral services were held at the Newbern Christian Church by Rev. TRICE, of Memphis. Interment in City Cemetery.
BOGOTA--CLYDE DRAKE and wife have a new baby girl at their home. She will be called DIXIE LAVERNE. MRS. WILKER MOORE and little son are visiting her mother, MRS. SCOBEY at Newbern at this writing.
INSOLVANT NOTICE--Having been appointed Administrator of the estate of MRS. NETTIE PATE, deceased, Etc. February 14th, 1916. R. M. RAINEY, Admr.
OLD CITIZEN PASSES AWAY--Just before midnight last Friday night, the spirit of JOHN THOMAS FARRIS, another of the old faithful wearers of the Gray, answered the last sad tatoo. MR. FARRIS, who was born in Whiteville, Tenn., 75 years ago, moved to Dyersburg 30 years ago and has made his home here since. He served four years in the Civil War under that intrepid leader, General FORREST. He was a gallant soldier. He was an active member of the Dawson Bivouac, Confederate Veterans. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Funeral services were conducted at the FARRIS residence Saturday afternoon by Rev. W. W. POWELL. The remains were taken Monday to Whiteville, accompanied by MRS. FARRIS and JOHN FARRIS. MISS DOLLIE FARRIS, who has been teaching in Texas, went to Whiteville from Memphis. MR. FARRIS is survived by his wife; two sons, JOHN T. FARRIS and ZENITH FARRIS; three daughters, MISSES DOLLIE, MARGARET, and CAREY FARRIS.
ESQUIRE J. P. STORY--of Finley, has returned from a trip to Savannah, where he went to attend the illness of his brother, W. P. STORY and wife. MRS. STORY Died two weeks ago; and MR. STORY Died 12 days later.
AT AN EARLY HOUR--Sunday morning, January 6th, MRS. SARAH NEWELL, wife of the late Rev. T. J. NEWELL, Died after a long illness at the family residence on Jackson St., at about the age of 66 years. Paris Post-Intelligencer.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL--MISS HENRIETTA WYLER, of Mengelwood, is the guest of MISS MINNIE JOHNSON. MISS NELSON PARKER returned Saturday from a visit with MISS LOUISE MOSS, in Clarksdale, Miss. ED STEWART and sister, of Whiteville, came last week to attend the funeral of JOHN T. FARRIS. H. H. FRANKS and family have gone to Oklahoma to make their home. MR. FRANKS has partially recovered from the accident that recently befell him. MISS ULA JOHNSON left Sunday for Memphis to be the guest of her uncle and wife, MR. & MRS. P. T. HANEY. MRS. J. C. WASHINGTON left for her home in St. Louis Saturday morning, after a visit to MR. & MRS. J. L. SINCLAIR. MRS. WALTER BYRNS left Monday for her home in Jackson, Miss., after a lengthy visit to her mother, MRS. J. G. MEADOWS.
FRIDAY AFTERNOON FEBRUARY 18TH, 1916
HORSE THIEF CAPTURED--FRANK RHODES, charged with stealing the fine roan saddle horse from Capt. W. H. ROARK's barn, was arrested in Hickman, Ky., by Deputy HAMBY of that place, who received the reward. The negro, a former employee, stole the horse last July and carried him to Fulton, where he disposed of the saddle and taking a buggy, went to Paducah, arriving there, he offered the horse for sale to the proprietor of a sales barn. Believing the horse was stolen, he refused to buy. The first trace of the negro RHODES was discovered by City Marshal TOWNS of Newbern.
MURDERERS CAPTURED--Attorney-General TOM MORRIS was in Tiptonville yesterday, called there by the sheriff on account of the capture of the murderers of W. M. HARRISON. HARRISON was shot from ambush last Monday. (The men, three of them, not named in this article.)
TO FANNIE McLEMORE--S. McLEMORE vs FANNIE McLEMORE. In Chancery Court at Dyersburg, Tennessee. In this cause, the Defendant, FANNIE McLEMORE, is a non-resident of the State of Tennessee and is a resident of Alabama; Etc. This February 12th, 1916. J. W. ATKINS, C & M. H. T. ROGERS, Sol.
MRS. W. C. WATERS--left several days ago to attend the bedside of her father, O. A. SCHROADER, at Murray, Ky., who Died Wednesday night. Rev. WATERS went Thursday to attend the funeral.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL--MRS. CECIL KELTNER is quite sick at her home in east Dyersburg. MRS. F. S. MOORE was the guest Tuesday of her sister, MRS. S. U. HARDY. PROF. C. H. ERWIN entered Hosmer Hospital Monday, to undergo an operation for appendicitis. MRS. ROBERT WALLACE QUIDLEY, of Memphis, was the guest of her sister, MRS. J. M. COLE. MRS. S. A. WOOD of Memphis, spent two days with her daughter, MRS. JOHN HURT. I. N. BUNNELL was bruised up when he jumped from a buggy behind a run-away horse. He was in the buggy with DUD FERGUSON. JOHN ANDERSON and his sister, MISS JOE ANDERSON, will accompany MRS. SUE SUGG to California, within the next week. The SUGGs, formerly of Dyersburg, are now located in the Imperial Valley, California. MRS. M. CONNER returned this week from a visit of about five weeks with MR. & MRS. H. G. ARMSTRONG in Paris, Texas.
LISBON SCHOOL HOUSE--FATE SMITH, of Kenton, has been visiting his sister, MRS. WELDON DENNISON for the past two weeks. NEWT GILMORE happened to a very painful accident Thursday while chopping wood, when a chip struck him in the eye. CHARLIE WHITSON from Brazil was visiting his sister, MRS. CALLIE CAWTHORN Thursday, he also purchased some seed oats from her while there. J. T. REDDING of Trimble, is visiting his sister, MRS. T. J. DEW. OTHA CARROLLof Tatumville, was the guest of his father-in-law, NEWT GILMORE over the weekend. B. F. DEW and wife of near Tatumville, visited his parents, MR. & MRS. T. J. DEW, Tuesday night.
FOWKLES--ELMER FOLLIS and SAVANNAH NASH surprised people by getting married. ALLEN GOODWIN, wife, and children, of Chestnut Bluff were guests of MRS. GOODWIN's parents, MR. & MRS. S. L. THORTON of this place.
HENNING RETIRES--A. J. HENNING has retired from the Fields-Henning Stave Company, his interest being purchased by the other two members of the concern, JOHN J. FIELDS and JOHN G. LATTA. The change became effective on the 16th.
KILLED BY UNKNOWN--Tiptonville, Tenn., Feb. 14th. W. M. HARRISON, until recently a member of a telephone construction crew here, was shot and instantly killed tonight at 10:15 by unknown party. Six bullets from a . 38-caliber revolver, any one of which would have proved fatal, took effect in the man's body. HARRISON was about 30 years of age and had a paperhanger's union card issued at Shreveport, La., in his pocket when killed. Little is known of the man here. HARRISON reported some bootlegging. He was standing in a restaurant door near the depot when he was fired upon from an alley.
MOUNT PISGAH--MR. & MRS. BERT HOOPER and children of Halls spent Sat. & Sun. with her parents, MR. & MRS. GEORGE W. HARDISON. Little MARY LOU HARDISON and brother, FANNIS, spent Saturday night with MRS. JIM CLARK.
TUESDAY AFTERNOON FEBRUARY 22, 1916
CORRECTION--There was a mistake in the Gazette last week in regard to the funeral of JOHN HICKS. The funeral service was conducted by Bro. BAKER and R. F. C. MOSS and he was laid to rest in the family burying ground.
TRIMBLE--Mrs. W. D. BOYD of Fulton was the guest of her sister, Mrs. C. C. THOMPSON last week. BORN to Mr. & Mrs. H. K. WEEDEN February 15th, a fine boy.
FERGUSON--Little GEORGE WILLARD DUNAVANT is having chills. Mrs. ELLA MILLSAP of South Dyersburg visited Mrs. BIRCHFIELD and Mrs. MAYNARD. T. B. REAGAN made a business trip to RoEllen Tuesday. He sold his spotted horse to Mrs. HOBDAY, so TATE drives a mule now.
JOHNSON SCHOOLHOUSE--The little child of Mr. & Mrs. RAY PERRIGAN is real sick. Mrs. MAGGIE ROGERS and little son, BUFORD, of Crockett County, spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. & Mrs. PUGH. Mr. & Mrs. JOHN STONE and family of near Chic, were guests of Mr. & Mrs. J. H. SWAIN. Mrs. OLDS returned home after several days with her daughter, Mrs. GUSSIE PUGH, of near Bruceville. Little Juanita PUGH of Bruceville, is visiting her grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. OLDS. JIMMY JONES and wife are the proud parents of a new baby boy, which arrived on the 9th.
BOGOTA--HARVEY PRESSGROVE and Miss LEXIE COOK surprised their many friends by getting married last Wednesday. Mrs. LILLIE LUNSFORD and daughter, FRANKIE, from Bailey, are guests of her mother, MRS. CHAMBERS. LEN BETHEL, wife and daughter, from Dyersburg, are here visiting his wife's parents, Mr. & Mrs. TOM PRESSGROVE and family. J. L. MOORE went to Dyersburg last Tuesday and spent the night with his daughters, Misses EVIE and RUBY.
CROSS ROADS--MRS. KETCHUM Died at the home of her son, Mr. PULLEY, and was buried at Palistine Tuesday. Deceased was the mother of Mrs. AUZY JOHNSON, formerly of this place.
CROSS ROADS--Mrs. Fannie SWAIN is very sick at present. Little Catherine DORETY is sick. Mrs. HETTIE AVERY is spending a few days with her uncle, JIMMY JONES and family. JOHN GILLON has been appointed City Marshal.
CHURCHTON--MAURIE HUIE, the big boy, happened to a very serious accident one afternoon last week while cutting wood, he almost cut off most of his foot off. ERNEST MOORE and wife of Yorkville was in Churchton one night last week the guests of his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Wm. F. MOORE. Miss BETTIE RUSSELL of Newbern has been the guest of her sister, Mrs. WILL NEWSOM, of West Churchton.
MR. & MRS. MACK SCOTT--are receiving condolences over the loss of their infant daughter, born Friday. The little one lived only a few hours.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL--Miss HELEN RIDGEWAY of Friendship is the guest of Miss ELSIE HINTON this week. Mr. & Mrs. ALBERT WOFERT, of near Newbern were guests of Mrs. JOHN SEGRAVES last week. H. BOONE won the motorcycle given away by Atkins & Hart, the winning ticket was 9673. BURT STUTTS was taken to Hosmer Hospital Monday afternoon, suffering from an attack of appendicitis, he was operated on today. Mrs. H. O. MARLEY of Memphis, is the guest of Mr. & Mrs. JOHN LATTA. Mr. & Mrs. I. W. McKELVEY are the proud parents of a 9-pound girl. MARTHA SEGRAVES sprained her arm Saturday when she fell while skating. Mrs. W. S. COOVER is visiting her daughter, Mrs. J. P. NETTLETON in Memphis. Mr. & Mrs. D. HEBER JOHNSTON of Memphis are guests of her mother, Mrs. S. N. SIDWAY. Mrs. D. A. MAGEE, mother of Milton E. MAGEE, is seriously ill at her home near Newbern, she is suffering from pneumonia after a case of grip. Mrs. TIGRETT and Mrs. BIGGS of Jackson were here Friday. Mrs. TIGRETT spending the day with Mrs. J. L. SINCLAIR; Mrs. BIGGS with her son, JIM BIGGS and family. Mr. & Mrs. L. W. PASCHAL and little daughter will leave Wednesday for their new home in Memphis, where the former has accepted the position of Manuel Training Teacher in Central High School. His place in this school is filled by Prof. BROWN of Chattanoogna.
DELPHOS--This neighborhood regrets to hear of the Death of our doctor and friend, BOB ATKINS, of Newbern. As a dentist he had many who will miss him.
DELPHOS--With regret we write of the Death of JOHN HICKMAN, a man of many years in our vicinity, has farmed and for several years lived and was satisfied on a small farm. He associated largely and resided mostly with the Rehoboth Church and people. He leaves an aged wife, and some children, all married. He realized his end and prepared for it, spiritually and financially.
DELPHOS--Rev. THOMAS SANDERS, an old soldier of the cross, is on the sick list. He and BILL ARNOLD are our oldest men in this vicinity.
SOUTH DYERSBURG--Miss LOVEY BROWN, of Mayfield, is visiting her sister, Mrs. V. C. KINSEY. Miss AZZIE SHELTON, of Bogota, is spending this week with her sister, Mrs. CLEVE PEELE. ALBERT SMITH, of Lenox, visited his sister, Mrs. DOSS CAMPBELL recently. Little LILY B. CAMPBELL has been quite sick week, with bronchial pneumonia.
SAND HILL--On last Sunday morning at 11:30 o'clock, the Death Angel visited this community and claimed as its victim, our beloved neighbor and friend, JOHN HICKMAN.
SAND HILL--LUTHER HASTINGS, who has been down with rheumatism since Christmas, is reported much better at this writing.
REHOBOTH--Mrs. CLABE WRAY and children are spending a few days with her brother, CAB PIERCE. The stork visited Mr. & Mrs. AUSTIN HOLLAND Saturday night and left them a son.
REHOBOTH--Just before noon last Saturday morning, the spirit of JOHN HICKMAN, another one of our old and respected citizens, passed away. Mr. HICKMAN was reared in Middle Tennessee, he having moved here about 20 years ago. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Funeral services were conducted at the HICKMAN residence Sunday afternoon. Mr. HICKMAN is survived by his wife; two sons, JAMES and GUY; and one daughter, Mrs. WALTER NAIL; and EMMA HOLLAND, an orphan girl they reared.
LAPLATA--Our dentist, ROBERT ATKINS, died at Newbern Saturday night. Mrs. ETHEL CARROLL is on the sick list at this writing.
PROSPECT--Mrs. EDD MAXEY and Mrs. WALTER TROY, of this place attended the Funeral of their sister-in-law, Mrs. HARRIS JOHNSON, at Hickman, Ky., Thursday. Mrs. KATE COLE of Newbern is visiting her mother, Mrs. DICK JONES this week.
FRIDAY AFTERNOON FEBRUARY 25TH, 1916
DR. ROBERT L. ATKINS--a prominent dentist and citizen, after a ten days illness, died at his home in this city last Saturday night. On Friday, February 11th, he was stricken with paralysis while in town, and was removed to his home, where he lingered in an unconscious state for six days. He sustained a second stroke four days before his death and never regained consciousness. When the end came, his two daughters and a number of relatives and friends were at his bedside. Dr. ATKINS was the youngest son of the late JAMES ATKINS, one of the pioneers of this county. Dr. ATKINS was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, also an Odd Fellow. Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church Monday morning, conducted by Dr. DAVID LEITH assisted by Rev. J. H. THOMAS, after which his remains were conveyed to City Cemetery and interred;the Odd Fellows conducting the burial service. Newbern Tennessean.
SAMTOWN--ROBERT LEDSINGER and family of Pleasant Valley, spent the weekend at SAM WILLIAMS'. Mr. MYRACLE and family visited at JIM DENNISON's Sat. night and Sun. Miss LUCY PATTERSON and little REBECCA WILLIAMS spent the first of the week at ROBERT LEDSINGER's.
CHURCHTON--Miss GLADYS BLANKENSHIP spent the weekend here the guest of her sister, Mrs. BILL MORROW. Mrs. VERGIE SCOBEY of Millington, has been here the guest of her parents, Mr. & Mrs. JACK BURKETT. One day last week, Mr. & Mrs. BILL MOORE visited their son, ERNEST MOORE near Yorkville. An unidentified negro man was found on the I. C. R. R. tracks near Templeton Friday. He was cut all to pieces. It is thought he fell off a fast moving train. The negro was buried in the Newbern negro burying ground.
BOGOTA--Mrs. TOMMIE COBB and daughters, IRMA and DIXIE from Nauvoo, visited relatives here. OSCAR THURKILL and MATT SHIPLEY were cutting wood last week and cut a tree and it fell on a mule and killed it. The mule belonged to Mr. SIMMS. Mrs. MINNIE SANFORD and daughter, RUBYE are visiting the former's sisters, Mesdames LAURIE ACREE and FANNIE MOORE near Newbern.
ANDREW JACKSON FARRIS--was born in Whiteville, Tenn., October 6, 1841 and died in Dyersburg, Tenn., February 11, 1916. Mr. FARRIS lived the greater part of his life in Whiteville, Tenn. Here, in 1872, he married Miss SOPHIA ISABELLE ARMOUR. There were eight children born to Mr. & Mrs. FARRIS, three of whom died in infancy; five are living; they are JOHN T. FARRIS, H. A. FARRIS, DOLLIE FARRIS, MARGARET FARRIS and CAREY FARRIS. In 1892, Mr. FARRIS, with his family, moved to Dyersburg, where he lived until his death. Mr. FARRIS was a war-worn veteran of the war between the States. He enlisted at LaGrange in Company E, First Tennessee, Forrest's old battalion, he rendered four years service to his country. He was a member of the Bill Dawson Camp U. C. V. He has been a member in good standing in the Masonic Lodge, and a member and elder of the Presbyterian Church. The funeral services were conducted by his pastor, Rev. W. W. POWELL, from the residence on Tucker St. Sunday morning at 8 o'clock, February 13, 1916. The remains were interred in the cemetery at Whiteville, Tenn., where other family members are buried. A neice and nephew, Miss ANNIE MAY STEWART and Mr. E. STEWART, of Whiteville were with Mr. FARRIS at the time of his death and they, with Mrs. FARRIS, and the oldest son, J. T. FARRIS, went with the body to Whiteville. They were joined at Bells, Tenn., by the oldest daughter, Miss DOLLIE FARRIS, who was teaching in Texas and did not arrive before her father died. The final services were conducted by Rev. MAXEDON.
MEN DUEL TO THE DEATH AT KENNETT--Kennett, Mo., Feb., 22. TOM BASHAM is dead and JOHN HALL is probably fatally wounded, as a result of a pistol duel near the depot at this place. The tragedy followed a game of cards, the men quarrled. The men stepped into the street and began firing. BASHAM received six bullets in his body, dying on the spot. HALL was shot twice, and his death is momentarily expected. HALL is a barber here, while BASHAM has worked at various tasks about town. BASHAM leaves a wife and children. HALL is also married, but he and his wife have not been living together recently.
MOUNT PISGAH--Mrs. BEULAH WHITE is on the sick list. Mrs. ALTHA CHEATHAM and daughter, SALLIE, spent Tuesday with Mr. & Mrs. JEFF MOORE. This community was greatly shocked over the disappearing of AVERY TOWNSEND. We hope he can be located some time soon.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL--Miss TWEEDIE JONES left this week for her future home in Los Angeles, Calif. Miss BLANCHE BIFFLE of Piggott, ark., the guest of her aunt, Mrs. H. H. COTTON. Mrs. R. E. BLOW and daughter, LYDA, left for their home in Hickman, after a few days visit to Miss NINA GOODLETT and friends. TOMMIE TURNER of Henning spent Wednesday night with BEN WILKES. Mrs. HARRIS, of Newbern, spent the day here with her sister, Mrs. STATES MILLER. Mrs. FRANK GRISHAM came from Newbern this morning to attend the funeral of the little KLYCE child. C. W. PARHAM of Fulton was here Wednesday night to attend the dance at the Forked Deer Club Rooms. Mrs. W. R. BURKE and son, BILLY, will leave Saturday for their new home in Hopkinsville, Ky., Mr. BURKE has recently been changed to a new territory, having Hopkinsville as his headquarters. Mrs. E. E. RUCKER retutned from Memphis Monday after undergoing an operation. She is improving. Mrs. JOHN PARKER returned to her home from the hospital Wednesday after a long and serious seize of illness. CLAUDE STUTTS has been critically ill the past week. Mrs. J. O. SMALLEY has returned to her home in Martin after visiting her sister, Mrs. ODE SMITH.
MRS. J. E. BENSON--and Mrs. FRANK LATTA received word Wednesday late, of the Death, in Washington, D. C. of their aunt, wife of BURTON DOYLE. She had been ill for about six years and her death was not unexpected. She leaves two grown children, BURTON DOYLE, Jr., and Mrs. W. C. KILLINGER. Mrs. DOYLE was Washington born and reared, but had visited in Dyersburg.
TWO MOBS VISIT JAIL--The first mob, composed of about 45 men on horseback came in from the 10th District, presumably for the purpose of getting the negro charged with killing Mrs. FEUERSTEIN last October. Sheriff DAWSON allowed two men to go into the jail and see the man was not there. Between 1 and 2 o'clock this morning, a mob of 25 men came in from Bonicord for the Bonicord negro. Two men were also allowed to enter and see he was not there. Both negroes are in jail in other counties.
LITTLE WILLIS RICE KLYCE--the six-months-old son of Mr. & Mrs. HENRY KLYCE, died at the home of his parents in Memphis yesterday. His remains were brought to Dyersburg this morning for interment. Funeral services were held at the residence of Mrs. W. J. ARNOLD this morning, interment in City Cemetery.
CIRCUIT COURT; DIVORCES--Mrs. KATHLEEN MOORE from G. C. MOORE. LUTHER H. PIERCE from NELLIE PIERCE. MAGGIE MYRTLE MATHEWS from ARTHUR MATHEWS. MRS. MARTHA BROWN from CHAS. R. BROWN. Mrs. DOLLIE KIDD from MORGAN KIDD. JOHN THOMAS ELLIS from LADY CAD___ ELLIS. BESSIE SHAW from JOHN SHAW. EFFIE LEE ARMSTRONG fron JASPER ARMSTRONG. JOE LAMBERT from Mrs. JOHNNIE LEE LAMBERT. RICHARD CLAYTON from EMMA CLAYTON.
ON FEBRUARY 21st--Mrs. SUE GAMBOL, of Neely's Chapel neighborhood, died, aged nearly 98 years. Grandma GAMBOL came from Middle Tennessee, a good many years ago to West Tennessee, with her son and his family and has resided in and around here ever since. Fifty-four years to a day from the death of her husband, she died. Interment in Mt. Hope Cemetery. She is survived by children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
HURRICANE HILL--Little AMANDA and J. MARVIN JOHNSON will make their home with their grandparents, Dr. J. A. FOWKLES, for awhile.
BONICORD--Miss GLADIS NORMAN, of near RoEllen has been visiting her cousins, Misses D. and VADA NORMAN recently. FROST HILL, who has been quite sick with pneumonia, is reported better.
FOWKLES--ROY RAIL and Miss ANNA LIPFORD were in South Dyersburg Sunday afternoon. W. I. THORNTON, of Memphis, was the guest of his parents, MR. & Mrs. S. L. THORNTON Tuesday. Little BEN VIAR is real sick at this writing. Mr. & Mrs. R. L. GOOCH of Martin, were at the home of Mr. & Mrs. H. H. JOHNSON recently.
SOUTH DYERSBURG--Mrs. BETTIE WATSON of Unionville visited her brother, WILL TRAINHAM and son, LLOYD MOORE at this place last week. Miss IRENE BURCHFIELD, of Ferguson visited her cousin, Miss FLORA MILSAP. OLLIE ANDERSON and son, MURRAY visited his sister, Mrs. ED VICKERS this week.
TUESDAY AFTERNOON FEBRUARY 29th, 1916
LISBON SCHOOL HOUSE--SAM BROWN of this community has a child who is very sick with pneumonia. GEORGE CLEEK, of Maury City, visited his sister, Mrs. R. E. DEW Saturday and Sunday.
LISBON SCHOOL HOUSE--The Death Angel visited the village of Tatumville and claimed for its' victim, Rev. T. J. SANDERS, who has been a minister of the Baptist Church for more than 40 years.
BOGOTA--We are sorry indeed to know that our mail carrier, L. A. CARTER has resigned. Mr. & Mrs. HUSE ROBESON have named their twins HOUSTON LAFAYETTE and LULA JANET.
SON CONFESSES TO MURDER OF FATHER--The mystery of the disappearce of AVERY TOWNSEND, a prominent Crockett County farmer from his home about three weeks ago and the details of one of the most brutal murders in the history of West Tennessee, were revealed this morning by the confession of the murdered man's son following a confession from a negro who claims to have aided in disposing of the body. A few days ago, the negro, who was under suspicion of being connected with the disappearce of the farmer, confessed that he assisted the sons of TOWNSEND in carrying the body in a buggy to the Forked Deer river where it was sunk. The man was killed by an axe by one of his sons while he was seated at the supper table, according to the negro's alleged confession. Soon after the negro confessed a searching party was organized and led to the place where the body had been sunk. With the negro's confession as a clue, Sheriff J. B. McCLEAN arrested TOWNSEND's wife, three sons, and one daughter Friday. Saturday morning one of the sons when told that his father's body had been found is said to have cooly confessed to the part in the murder. About three weeks ago, TOWNSEND disappeared from his home. His sons accompanied the searching parties. Suspicion began to rest on the negro, and the confession followed. The negro claimed that he was at the home the night of the murder and told about the affair with all of its revolting details. The father, he said, while seated at the supper table, was struck on the head several times with an axe in the hands of one of his sons with the entire family as witnesses. At the time the fatal blow was struck, he was serving a plate for one of his children. TOWNSEND had a reputation for a violent temper and is said to have often come home drunk and beaten his wife and children. He is said to have been a participant in the famous TOWNSEND feud that occurred near Newbern, Dyer County about twenty years ago. In that feud it was believed by some that he killed three men. Mrs. TOWNSEND is a daughter of WILLIAM FULGHAM, of Newbern and has prominent family connections in Dyer and Crockett Counties. The murdered man's brother will prosecute his nephew at the preliminary hearing set for next Tuesday in Alamo. The members of the family in jail at Alamo are: Mrs. TOWNSEND, three sons, aged 22, 21, and 16 respectively, and a daughter, aged about 18.
MRS. W. T. PURDY--dead in New York, bequeaths $3, 000 to a pet parrot.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL--Miss LUVERNE WOODS spent the week-end at Newbern with Mrs. ALBERT HARRIS. Miss FRANCES HAYES entertained Thursday with a dansant in honor of J. P. MORRIS of Union City. Mrs. MARY L. MILLER and daughter, BERTHA, of Halls, spent Sunday with Mr. & Mrs. S. U. HARDY. Mrs. SEPT FOWKLES and daughter, FRANCES SHEPARD FOWKLES have returned from a visit to Capt. I. H. SHEPARD at Paducah. An eleven-pound girl was born February 11th to Mr. & Mrs. BOYD POARCH. The little girl is a granddaughter of Esquire SAM CRENSHAW. Miss TOMMIE BUCHANAN returned Friday morning from a stay with her sister-in-law, Mrs. JACK BUCHANAN, of Fort Smith, Ark. Mrs. SUMMERS and nephew, CRAIG GRANT, of Bells, were here Friday, guests of Mrs. MODE HOWELL, their sister and aunt. They were on their way to Ripley to visit W. W. CRAIG. Dr. FLOYD FERGUSON and Mrs. T. U. WILLINGHAM are celebrating their birthday today. This is Mrs. WILLINGHAM's sixth birthday and the doctor is celebrating his fifteenth. It's awful to only have a birthday every four years. Mrs. H. M. TODD, of Memphis, is the guest of her parents, Mr. & Mrs. J. B. ECHOLS. Mrs. DORA JACKSON is still quite sick at the home of her daughter, Mrs. ALEXANDER on Butterworth Ave. A thief attempted to get into the home of WILL SPEIGHT on Highland Heights Saturday night about 8 o'clock, when the menfolks of the family were down town. The thief was frightened away when Mrs. SPEIGHT shot a pistol through the door. The marriage of Miss REBECCA WILLIAMS and LAWRENCE LINK of Memphis, will occur Thursday, March 2nd, at the home of her mother, Mrs. J. T. WILLIAMS in Binghampton. PERCY BARTON, of Childress, Texas, at 87, takes a long horseback ride daily.
HALLS ROUTE FOUR--Miss LUCY KING has returned to her home near Fowkles, after a weeks' visit with her aunt, Mrs. LEE LATHAM. Mrs. BESSIE STALLCUP was called Friday morning to the bedside of her mother, Mrs. LATHAM, of Friendship, who is very sick.
HURRICANE HILL--Mrs. ZELON CURTIS attended the Funeral of her grandmother, Mrs. MAGEE at Rehoboth Monday. ROY HARBOR, who has been ill with rheumatism ever since Christmas, thinks he will be able to start back to school at Dyersburg soon.
LENOX--Mrs. TENNIE STYERS is very sick with pneumonia. W. M. LOVELESS is very sick with a complication of diseases.
SOUTH DYERSBURG--Miss UNA MAI SUMRO, of Halls, is visiting her cousin, Miss LENA TRAINHAM this week. Mrs. EMILY ANDERSON of Friendship is visiting her son and daughter, DAVE ANDERSON and Mrs. ED VICKERS. A quiet wedding was solemnized at the home of Rev. and Mrs. V. C. KINSIE Saturday evening when Mr. THURY HILL of Sharon and Miss LOVEY BROWN, of Mayfield, Ky., were made man and wife, Rev. KINSIE perforning the ceremony. CASEY HILL and CHARLEY MARKUS of Sharon, attended the HILL-BROWN wedding here Saturday. Mrs. HENRY TODD, nee Miss GERTRUDE ECHOLS, of Memphis, is visiting her parents, Mr. & Mrs. J. B. ECHOLS. CHARLIE McMACKIN of Unionville, visited his sister, Mrs. WILL SHEPARD Sunday.
TRIMBLE--Mr. & MRS. CAMPBELL and daughter, Miss BEATRICE, of Dyer, were guests of Mr. & Mrs. G. G. THOMPSON. Mr. & Mrs. B. HARVELL, of Friendship, are the guests of their daughter, Mrs. HENRY KEATHLEY. WILL GULLETT and Miss RUBY GAMBLE were married Saturday night at the M. E. parsonage, Rev. SELLARS officiating.
MRS. DAVID ASA AGEE--After an illness of several weeks of grip and pneumonia, complicated by heart trouble, Mrs. DAVID A. MAGEE died Sunday at her home near Newbern. The funeral was held Monday at 10 o'clock and the remains laid to rest in Rehoboth Cemetery. Mr. & Mrs. MAGEE came to this county in 1880 from Maury County and have reared a family of three sons and one daughter. They are: MILTON MAGEE, of this city, JOHN MAGEE and WILL MAGEE, with the latter of whom their parents made their home, and Mrs. POLK BRYANT. Her husband survives her. The day after her death, she would have been 79 years old.