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THE WANDERING BOY
On the early dawn Of a Summer morn, When the birds were singing gay. I left my dear home And began to roam, Now I've wandered far away. My mother so dear With a falling tear. Entreated me for to stay I turned a deaf ear To her voice so dear And went strolling far away. My father was sad. He said it looked bad For a boy to leave his home On his brow was a frown And his head hung down The morn I started to roam. my sisters they all With a loving call Pled with me to stay at home But my head was set And I heeded not For I had resolved to roam As we bade good-byes Tears came to their eyes The morn I started to roam My dear father sighed My mother, she cried The morning I left my home A
Will you permit me to say a few words in behalf of you place, as we are having lots of rain, and it is making the farmers live hard in their crop. The corn crop is prospering so far. Probably if the rain holds up it will give the people a chance to save their hay, if the sun shines. Milton Jackson said he would have gotten through laying by his corn if it had not rained. David Mills has had good luck in his growing crop; he would have gotten off to-day if it had not rained. He prayed for it to rain so he could get some help; so by his prayer it rained, but a little too much for him, and he said it left him behind. We are sorry for him, as the weeds are getting to a good size. Sheriff S. C. Early, of Flat Lick, was at this place a few days ago. Mr. Early is well thought of by the people up here, and are all going to vote for him, and Flem D. Sampson for our next County Judge. Thomas J. Slusher, of Flat Lick, is up here with us teaching our school. We hope he will give the district satisfaction as he is a nice young teacher, and now is the time for him to spread himself and press his work. John H. Mills' home is blessed with a big, fine girl. Weight. 14 pounds. Coon Messer, from Messer, is up here hauling staves to the machine. Warren Bros. are preparing to start their saw mill on Acorn fork. The have 150,000 feet to cut yet at that set. They cut 100,000 feet on the Taylor creek set, having their lumber put out rapidly, but the roads are in very bad shape for hauling on account of so much rain. Mr. Sole has arrived from Nicholasville, where he has been for some time. He is on his way to Bear creek on Red Bird to get cut staves for E. G. Saulsberry. John A. Bargo arrived a few days ago from Taylor creek, where he has been making staves on the land of Harrison Taylor (dec'd) Mrs. J. F. Sole and son, of Nicholasville, came in the first of the week to be with her husband, Mr. J. F. Sole. This is Mrs. Sole's first visit to the mountains. THE MILLS NEWS
Plenty of rain in this section of country at present. S. L. Lewis' lumber hall has opened up at this place. Mathy Horn passed through here en route to his lumber works at Chenoa. We have two baseball nines at this place known as the Star and D-G-. The latter is under the management of "Jemer" Bays. The school at this place begun last Monday, with a large enrollment. Quite a crowd of the parents were present, and all predict a great success. Prof. E. H. Hemphill is the teacher. Success to the ADVOCATE. BLUE BUCK
We are having some very warm weather. S. L. Lewis is working at his saw mill this week. There was church at Powers' chapel Sunday, and quite a crowd was present. Misses Cora and Rhoda Croley were guests of Mrs. Amos Powers Sunday. Misses Mary E. Cassidy and Flora B. Lewis paid Mrs. J. R. Rickett a short visit Sunday. T. M. Perkins was the guest of S. L. Lewis Sunday. Miss Ellen Bays, who has been very ill, is improving slowly. Mrs. G. L. Gilliland was the guest of Mrs. H. Burch Sunday. W. C. Childers is teaching school. Look out, children. A. A. Cassidy visited West and Detherage Sunday. Mrs. W. R. Cassidy visited homefolks yesterday. E. B.
H. L. Cannon is building a new storehouse, but he is getting along slow. Shove up, Henry. Candidates getting numerous in our place of "biz". Some one is going to get beat. The Black Drilling Co. has drilled in another well on the Hammon farm. Rev. W. C. Judd preached at Old Payne church-house Sunday to a large audience. C. R. Jackson visited the Wayne county oil field, but has returned and had gone to work for Mr. Ira Nash. The Richland Oil Co. has been cleaning out and shooting their wells, with good success. The oil business seems to be going here now. The wells on all the leases that are being pumped are doing well. James Brooks has begun to carry the mail on his new contract. He says he likes his new route better than the old one. M. B. Turner, of near Jarvis' Store, is at James Brooks' this week doing some work. J. W. Smith, of this place, visited his sisters near Jarvis' Store Sunday. If you want to know who are running for office, subscribe for the ADVOCATE. BRIT
Mr. Editor: - I saw in your last issue where Judge Miller had made a division in our precint (Upper Stinking.) We signed a petition - 115 of us - asking Judge Miller to do this and place the voting place that he put at Milt Jackson's, at the O. J. Hammon's place in the center of the precinct, and there wasn't any petition opposing this. Even the people in the immediate neighborhood of where Judge Miller placed the voting place, signed the petition for it to be at O.J. Hammon's place. Even Milt Jackson himself signed it, and the petition showed it. Judge Miller told Dr. T. W. Jones, Thomas Hubbard and Joseph Hammons that he wanted to see two or three of the boys in the lower end and see if it suited them to make the division and place the voting places where the petition said or not. By the judge putting the voting places in one end of the precinct made us who signed the petition believe that the judge had seen those two or three that he said he wanted see, for he has placed the voting place close to them. We can say that this is one of the most dissatisfactory things to most of our voters of Upper Stinking that Judge Miller could have done. He went ahead and cut Brice' creek off to the road fork precinct, which some of those voters have to come down Brice creek to the mouth and then through part of the Flat Lick precinct up the road fork before they can vote. Then Hale's creek has to go down Reid fork and pass right by the mouth of Brice's creek and to Flat Lick to vote. We don't think the judge had done us right, because he did not go according to the will of the people and the petition. Also, he has put the majority of the votes in the Big creek precinct. The voters up here are laughing for the time to come so they can elect a county judge that will re-district or precinct and put the voting place in the center of the precinct and give us equal votes in one of our precinct; and we are surely going to elect a new judge and try him. The 12th day of November is coming, and God send it, is the prayers of the voters of this precinct. I saw an article in one of your issues of a late date that Mr. Price wrote, and in it he said that T. C. Parrott, who has asked to be Assessor of this county, was a sober, peaceable and a religious fellow, and but few had these qualities. I can tell Mr. Price that we have a gentleman, George Hammons, of Girdler precinct, who possesses all these quallities, and is a true blue Republican from the cradle up, and has been a fighter in the election for the upbuilding of the Republican party, and now he asks the people to elect to the office of Assessor of this county, as he has never asked for an office before. And if the whirlwind was to come that mr. Price spoke of and blow the political party into fragments, I do not think if we were to find a piece in some small field that we would ever find any of George Hammons' teeth sticking in it, like Mr. Price said we would find Mr. T. C. Parrott's. But I am sure, no matter how small the fragment may be, we would find George Hammons' whole heart with it. So hurrah! for old George. The voters of this precinct (Upper Stinking) will give him a rousing vote on the 12th day of November. STRAIGHT RIDER
Plenty of rain. Good crops. Farmers are jubilant. Joe Brafford has bought the property of J. W. Broughton near the depot, and is going into the merchandise business in earnest. Mr. Broughton is going out of business at this place. We think Dr. J. W. Parker bought the property formerly owned by Mr. Brafford, and is contemplating putting up a complete line of drugs. The doctor is a hustler, and we feel confident he would make it a success. He is one of the promoters of our thriving little town. The big three-story house of Mrs. Sarah M. Gray is nearing completion; it adds another to the list of splendid houses in our town. We were glad to have the business editor of the MOUNTAIN ADVOCATE with us on last Saturday to attend the laying of the foundation of our log cabin being built for the purpose of voting in, by old Hop. Matthew Mitchell and Billie McDonald were present at the laying of the cabin foundation. Walter Paterson, representing the Louisville Evening Post, was with us Monday talking up the Post. Aunt Amanda Donaldson is very sick at the home of her son in Gray's. Misses Emma Moore and Mollie Wiggington, of Corbin, were visiting Mrs. Annie Donaldson last week. Mr. W. J. Campbell reports having found 58 inches of solid coal on his property near Rossland, two miles east of here. This is encouraging for Mr. Campbell, at least. School opened here this week with Fred Gray as teacher. Also at Bertha with Mr. and Mrs. John Hughes as teachers. J. H. Donaldson was in Barbourville this week on business. Success to the ADVOCATE and its readers. YANKEE
J. H. Black has moved his saw mill to Clay county. We are having lots of rain up here this week. W. M. Smith is logging on White's branch this week. J. H. B.
School begun here last Monday, with Ed Evans as teacher. The enrollment the first day was 34. School begun at Pleasant Ridge Monday with 25. - Hopper as teacher. The enrollment the first day was 25. J. R. Bailey was in Jellico, Tenn. last week on business, and in Bell county this week on business. William Peace and wife and James Wilson and wife, all of Newport News, Va., visited S. M. Bennett at this place Sunday. Henry Lockhard, of Wallsend, visited relatives here Sunday. Rev. J. T. Hopper, of Holden, filled his appointment as class leader here Sunday. Miss Lura Kinder was a pleasant visitor of Miss Mary Taylor Sunday. Willie A. Dizney died last Thursday. He leaves a wife, babe and a host of friends to mourn his death. Prof. Frank Disney, of Berea, Ky., was up here Sunday visiting relatives. C. B. Wilson, of Jarvis' Store, was in Barbourville this week on business. W. S. TAYLOR
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