Barbourville Mountain Advocate

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We are having some nice, refreshing rains here this week. A large crowd attended church at Big Brush creek Sunday. Rev. Isham Lawson, of Poplar creek, was over and attended church and wants to be elected Magistrate. Mrs. Mary Bray, who died a few days ago, and whose funeral was to be preached was postponed until the first Sunday in August. A large crowd from this place attended the circus at Barbourville last Saturday, among them being big Boliver Casady, who the citizens thought had gone off with the show, when they came home to find out he had joined the Red Man's Lodge. Green Golden and wife visited W. R. Casady Sunday. G. B. LEWIS


The farmers are mostly all done setting tobacco. Corn and wheat are both looking well. Mrs. (Gano?) Mays is visiting her son Claud, in Hamilton, Ohio this week. Walter Bush spent the day in Hamilton, Ohio last Sunday. Dr. Renaker will soon have his office finished. Kimbrough Jonett is home on vacation. Leesburg and Oxford base ball teams crossed bats last Saturday. The score stood 8 to 26 in favor of Oxford. W. E. Nichols has gone back to Winchester, where he will again take up his studies in school. It won't be long until you can hear the click of the binder harvesting the golden grain. Amos Hammons was seen in our little town shaking hands. We wonder if he wants to be the next judge of Scott county. We suspect he had better stay in the beef market, for when the Republicans get a pull at them in Scott county this time they would know nothing. Mr. Hammons can tell a fat steer from a poor one. James Ewing was also seen in out town shaking hands. I wonder if he wouldn't like to be Sheriff of Scott county. When Mr. Ewing gets to tie a knot around someone's neck it will be in a ku-klux mob. Your correspondent must say that he is glad to hear of Mrs. T. B. Clark of Georgetown, getting the diamond ring in the contest of the ADVOCATE. She deserves a great deal of credit for what she has done. We all know her and know that she worked hard to win the handsome prize. Some think it wasn't hard work; for it is hard work and experience, as she had to be away from her household duties half of her time, and out money, too. She had to get a pair of dark glasses to put on when she wears the ring, for the diamond is so brilliant it hurts her eyes. BLUE GRASS JOHNNY



James T. Goshen, of this place, has purchased property at Grays and moved Monday. B. H. Goodin and family, of Four Mile, visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Goodin, Sunday. A. H. Dozier, of Pineville, visited his parents at this place Sunday. J. E. Morris and Miss Rosa Cresy were out driving Sunday. Frank Hawn and wife, of Barbourville, were up to see her father, Robert Morris Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Walton spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Coulder. Joseph Newman and wife, of Barbourville, spent Sunday with friends at this place. James A. Gregory and family visited Mrs. Gregory's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Goodin Sunday. Robert Short was at Grays Monday on business. Lee Beddow was at North Jellico Monday. J. T. Henson has taken Mr. Tye's place and gone to wagoning, leaving Mr. Tye to hoe his corn. W. A. Smith, of Cannon, was over last week shaking hands with the boys, saying he wants to be Magistrate again. He is a good officer, and we think he should be re-elected. Miss Alice Stamper went to church at Friendship Sunday. Guess she will go to a courtship next. VERDANT


  Dear Editor: If you will permit us we will give your readers a few pointers from our city and county as far as we have learned them. Theodore Moss, wife and children of Lone Elm, were visiting the father of Mrs. Moss in this city Sunday. Mrs. Louden Snell, of Model Home, purchased a new buggy in Lexington a short time ago, paying $115. for it. Archie Shinkle, of Lone Elm, finished setting his crop of tobacco this past week. Greves brothers, of Cave Hill, finished setting their tobacco during the late season. The corn in this county is suffering for work. Mrs. H. N. Ireland has been confined to her room for the past three weeks. Grover Graves and wife, of Great Crossing, were visiting Mrs. T. B. Clark, Mrs. Grave's sister, the first of the week. Mt. Vernon Lodge, F and A. M., was called to attend the funeral of Brother John Herndon at Georgetown cemetery on last Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Sam Moss is on the sick list. Richard Brock is having a grocery store built in the Finnell addition. The large amount of painting and whitewashing being done gives our city a beautiful appearance. Mrs. T. B. Clark requests us to state that she feels very grateful to all who assisted her in winning the capital prize by giving her their subscription. THE SMILING ONE


Miss Lizzie Messer, of Jarvis' Store, visited relatives at Flat Lick last week. Prof. Ben E. Parker and County Court Clerk John Parker, of Barbourville, were up here Thursday. Prof. Parker was smiling and telling the boys that he was a candidate for County Superintendent and wanted them to vote for him, and that he was not joking about it, and I believe that he will get a part of the votes here, for he meant just what he said. Billy Bingham and wife, of Middlesboro, visited B. Hutchins at this place Saturday and Sunday. J. R. Bailer returned from Chenon Sunday. Mr. Bailey said he had a severe attack of kidney colic while he was gone and like to have died before a doctor could be had, as he lived about four miles distant. E. B. Hemphill, of Barbourville, was here Monday on business. Jeff Matney and wife, of Grays, and J. M. Gilbert, of Barbourville, visited Thomas Jones of Cranes Nest, Sunday. James E. Jones, of Jarvis' Store, was in Williamsburg Monday on business. J. T. Parrott, of this place, was in Corbin Monday on business. James M. Jackson, of this place, left for Wayne county Sunday to work in the oil field. Miss Carrie Messer, of Jarvis' Store, visited Miss Lora Kinder, of this place, Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Bennett were guests of Jacob Kinder Sunday. W. F. Dozier was at home Sunday from Chenoa. Mrs. E. S. Trosper and Miss Mary Taylor spent a pleasant day Sunday visiting Mrs. W. H. Grace. W. H. Grace, of this place, was in Barbourville Saturday and called at the ADVOCATE office and left his announcement for the office of Magistrate in the First district. Mr. Grace is a true Republican and has never before asked for any public office. He is an honest, upright gentleman, and has many friends at this place, and is the only man that has announced in the paper for the office in this district, and as we have not had a Magistrate on Big Richland for fifteen years, we think we ought to have one this time. W. S. TAYLOR [We recieved some very interesting correspondence from Lone Elm, Messer, Crane's Nest, Knox Fork, and a poem from Holden which was unavoidably crowded out with Commissioner's Sales, which the law requires to be published. We will use what we can of them next week. We hope that our editors from these points will accept these apologies for the omission of their news and report again next week - Ed.]


Hale Arthur, who is stationed at manchester, with the Cumberland Pipe Line Co. was in the city moving telegraph poles out of city ditches on Thursday. H. C. Mills, of DeWitt, was a pleasant caller at this office yesterday afternoon. Roy, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward England, is confined to his bed with an attack of typhoid fever. His condition is not serious. W. E. Faulkner was in Middlesboro Tuesday evening on business. Mrs. Lottie McVey, who has been visiting her mother, Mrs. Frank Letcher, for the past three weeks, returned last Monday to her home in Corbin. Barbourville Mountain Advocate


Owing to the wet weather, people stuck in the weeds and the farmers are quite backwards. William Haynes is very sick at this writing. There is a coal bank being opened on Colly Creek, and the coal is proving to be very fine they are running several hands and paying $.150 per day. It seems one writer last week from Georgetown, hasn't had much experience in kissing old maids, perhaps he belongs to the frying size class, and doesn't wear a mustache. As the maids says, "a kiss without a mustache is as tasteless as an egg without salt." Prof. Crawford passed through here Friday with his saw mill enroute to Line Fork to the great timber county where it will locate for awhile. The beautiful summer has ushered in the glorious month of June and is an enjoyment to all intelligent people. WHITE ROSE


he farmers are generally in good spirits now. They have made a successful attack upon the weeds, and the timely showers are falling. Last Sunday was the regular church day at Old Poplar Creek church. There was an unusually good crowd and Bro. I. Lawson and Bro. R. Lewallen conducted the services. J. C. McVey, formerly a citizen of our community, but now a resident of Perkins, Whitley county, was in our midst Saturday and Sunday. Mrs. King Davis, Jr., sister of A. J. Ferguson, a well known merchant of this place, died Friday morning, June 11, at about 1 o'clock. The interment took place the following day at 10 o'clock a.m. Many friends were present. George M. Davis and W. M. Wilson, of Williamsburg, were entertained by Miss Julia Croley, Sunday. Mr. Wilson, who is a brother of C. S. Wilson, the present Superintendent of Public Schools in Whitley, we might have cause to think, was especially well cared for. We have all been so busy for the last week that we had no occasion to talk politics, se we will ask to be excused from the topic until we may ascertain the latest developments.


Mrs. Frank Warren has just returned home from Pineville to visit her sick mother. Business is progressing at our little place, in handling staves, lumber and logs. John L. Spurlock, of Moore's creek, visited our church. There were several people out, and all behaved themselves well. Jeff Hubbard and wife, and Effie Warren, of Artemus, visited our place and seemed to enjoy themselves very much with their acquaintances and friends. Mrs. Marindy Gambrel died Thursday, the 16th, and was buried at Trace Branch graveyard. She left several to mourn their loss, she was 68 years old. David Mills, deputy sheriff, of this place, started to make an arrest on some boys for shooting at John A. Bargo's shack, they eloped and the officer failed to make a success, so everthing went off very quiet and nice. Hurrah! for F. D. Sampson, our next County Judge, as every person of our place will enjoy to see the time so they can cast their votes for him. We hope him good success. Mr. Frank Warren, our late postmaster of the firm of W. B. has got his safe, I think he can now work the combination all O. K. HAYSEED NO. 2


We had a fine rain Tuesday afternoon. The farmers report their crops to be doing extra well. E. G. Asher, of Pineville, was in our town Saturday selling groceries. Quite a lot of folks from this place went to Four Mile Sunday. Mrs. Frank Cox, daughter of Jas. M. Baker, died suddenly Sunday night, and the County Judge held an inquest, and Dr. Cecil was called upon to conduct the post mortem examination, the jury Monday night, failing to agree, another jury was empaneled Tuesday morning with the result that her death came by some cause unknown to them. The following composed the jury: Wm. Smith, Elisha Howard, G. R. Jackson, Peter Peavlia, J. W. Mills, N. H. Tyree. P. W. Perkins, representing J. W. Zarring & Co., of Richmond, was in our town the first of the week. John Smith, of Calve, who was injured by falling coal in a mine near Rockhold, was brought home Saturday and died Sunday night. Messrs, Green Corum and W. H. Davis were in our town Sunday. Miss Minnie Coone has returned from her visit to Cincinnati. Dr. G. E. Cecil has returned from Atlantic City, N. J., where he has been attending the Medical Association. Miss Mamie Butler, of Cincinnati, is the guest of Miss Minnie Coone. Dan B? and Miss Pearl Hunter were visiting friends in Pineville Sunday. W. A. Yeager has been very busy for the past two weeks in the lumber business, and yet it is rumored by the girls that he is considerably behind with his courting. George Messer and John H. Slusher were in Barbourville Saturday. W. C. Pitman, of London, was in our town the first of the week. One of the most exciting games of baseball that ever was played between two opposing teams occurred between Four Mile and Flat Lick. The score stood 26 to 10 in favor of the latter team. MARK


W. F. Dozier is at home this week from Chenoa. He is shaking hands with the boys and telling them he is a candidate for Sheriff. Willie McDonald is very popular here as a candidate for County Court Clerk. We believe we would be safe in saying he will carry this place unanimously. Thomas Parrott is in the lead here for Assessor. We know the three men whom I have mentioned for office are true Republicans, and believe if they are elected they will faithfully and honestly perform their duties as officers. Sunday school is progressing very nicely at Callahan, near this place. Thomas Hopper and wife were pleasant callers at the home of Wm. Lawson's Sunday. Messrs, Fayette Disney and Henry Lawson were all smiles this week. Wonder what it is about? Misses Mary Taylor and Laura Kindred were pleasant callers of Miss Stella Dizney Sunday. W. F. Dozier had numerous callers Sunday. Miss Kansada Stacy, of Girdler, was visiting friends near here Sunday . Mr and Mrs. Dan Humfleet passed through this place Sunday homeward bound. Lloyd Dozier was out Sunday looking for him a girl. Can any one tell him where he can find one? Mack Vicars had many pleasant callers Sunday afternoon. Misses Mary Helton and Mary Parrott were visiting friends near here Sunday. JUMBO


Crops look well in this neighborhood. A good many people attended court at Georgetown last Monday. James Bush's daughter is spending a few days visiting in Pendleton county this week. The ice cream supper given at the Presbyterian church here last Thursday night was a grand success in every particular. The church made clear of all expenses $52.47, We were glad to see so many of our Georgetown friends out. A Sunday-school convention was held over at Newtown last Saturday. Kimbrough and Ward Carrick are spending a few days over at Troy with Bro. H. L. Cockerham, this week. Charley Brock (col.) of this place went to Georgetown last Saturday a week ago and concluded to take the town and was killed instantly by John Woolens, Chief of Police. Mrs. W. W. Gunnell is very low, not expecting to get well. Lafe? McKinney spent the day last Sunday with Walter Bush. We were very much surprised at the Lone Elm distinguished poet last week. We think he has the right name, "Hay Seed." He went away back to his childhood days and found that little piece of poetry he got off on me. Come again, Brother, by the time I get through with you I think you will change your name. Walter Bush met with a severe accident one day last week while riding home from his store on a bicycle, and , going down a grade, his wheel became unmanageable, throwing him over against a bank, bruising him up very badly. Fortunately no bones were broken. The death of Miss Lizzie Aulick, of near Payne's Depot, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Aulick, occurred at her home last Monday, the 13th, at 9 o'clock. She was born in Pendleton county, and united with the Richland Baptist church at the age of 14, and afterward moved to Scott county with her father, and there resided until she was called away. Deceased had been sick for sometime with stomach trouble. During all of her sickness she suffered with untold agony, but bore them all with that childlike faith until God released her from her pain. As a Christian, she was patient and loving; and as a friend, was kind, and was always the same to all who knew her. Like the calm, unbroken sweetness of a summer day, was the life that this gentle, lovely woman lived; but now as she has bade us all farewell for a short time our hearts, though filled with anquish, can but cry, "He knoweth best;" and the gates of this life are barred forever. She has crossed the dark rolling sea of death and no words that could ever be written would be anything in comparison to the happy home she is enjoying today. And as we looked on the cold still form in death, her peaceful look seemed to say, "Loving friends weep not for me, I long to be at rest." She leaves four brothers and four sisters and a host of friends to mourn their loss. Funeral services were conducted at her home by Bro. Stout, and after which her remains were laid to rest in the beautiful cemetery at Georgetown. May the memory of life that she lived be a beautiful example to the friends and loved one she has left behind. BLUEGRASS JOHNNY


Mr. and Mrs. Frank Letcher, R. O. Allen, of Barbourville, and Mrs. J. E. Gilbert, of Jellico, Tenn., visited Noah Rogers and family, near Jarvis Store, Sunday, and other relatives, also. Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Wilson, of Jarvis Store, visited Jesse Turner, near Emanuel Sunday. Misses Mary Taylor and Laurea Kinder visited Miss Stealy Dizney Sunday. James E. Jones, of Jarvis' Store, and one of our enterprising merchant and farmers, was in Barbourville Saturday on business. Mr. Jones said that he had repaired the Knox Fork Bridge, and that it was all right now. Mr. S. M. Bennett was the guest of Willie McDonald, at Knox Fork, Sunday. Wm Bailey, of Girdler, was the guest of his brother, J. R. Bailey, at this place Sunday. W. H. Grace and wife were guests of E. S. Trosper Sunday. Misses Lucy and Fannie Beatty were guests of their brother, Arch Beatty Sunday. The boys up here say they will go to Barbourville to celebrate the 4th of July with the Odd Fellows at the Fair Grounds, and hear the best orators in the State speak. W. S. TAYLOR

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