Barbourville Mountain Advocate

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   May 27, 1904 MESSER Wade W., son of John Smith, was bitten Tuesday by a copperhead snake. We hope he will overcome it. A. E. Watson says the rain didn't do him right, for it washed oats away he had sowed on the hill. Sarah Simpson visited her sister, Mrs. M. J. Bailey, Sunday, who has been very sick for some time. We see our friend, F. D. Sampson, has announced himself candidate for County Judge. We hope and pray, both night and day, that he will be our next judge. M.E.P. PLEASANT RIDGE Crops are looking fine in this section. Steve E. Golden and wife visited James Jackson, near Cannnon, Sunday. Thomas Dyer and family were the guests of Spencer King Sunday. Born, to the wife of Wm. Dyer, a fine boy Wednesday. A good crowd is expected to attend church next Sunday at this place. Services at 11 a.m.; Sunday School at 9 o'clock. Rev. J. T. Stamper visited his brother at Coalport Sunday. W. M. Golden went to Barbourville Monday on business. KNOX FORK We are having very fine weather now for farming. W. A. Donaldson had an old-fashioned log rolling last Monday. Miss Mary Helton paid homefolks a flying visit Sunday. Mrs. Bessie Humfleet, of Tuttle, is visiting friends here this week. Jeff Ponder and family started for Rockcastle last week to make their future home. Johnny Stansberry, of London, paid his father and mother a visit Saturday and Sunday. Boys, vote for Willie McDonald for County Court Clerk. ROSE BAILEY'S SWITCH Misses Lucy and Fannie Beatty were guests of Miss Mary Taylor Saturday. Mr. Mat Frederic and wife, of Wallsend, were guests of Jake Kinder Sunday. J. R. Bailey is in Bell county this week looking after his lumber business. Charles Byrley was here Monday on business. T. C. Parrott, of Knox Fork, was in Barbourville Monday shaking hands with his many friends and telling them he is a candidate for County Assessor. Mr. Parrott 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 I have seen that has announced in the paper. Your correspondent was in Bell county last week on business. Misses Edna Taylor of Ferndale, and Mary E. Broughton, of Pineville, are visiting Miss Mary Taylor here this week. E. S. Trosper's baby has been very ill for the last two weeks, but is some better at this writing. W. S. TAYLOR SCALF We had quite a nice rain Monday evening. People in general are very much behind with their farming in this section of the country. We had quite a crowd of drummers with us the other day. Hubbard & Hammons are contemplating dissolving partnership business. Mr. Hammons will be located at the old O. J. Hammons stand. Thomas Hubbard will visit Knoxville the 1st of June to lay in a nice line of general merchandise. Dr. T. W. Jones, Thomas Hubbard and others went to Barbourville with high spirits Monday to file petition to divide the precinct, and as their petition was rejected, they came back feeling very sad. Judge Miller will come up in good spirits to get some votes before long, and as he will not get them he will go back very sad. We think it would be to Mr. F. D. Sampson's interest to try to get our precinct divided, as everybody up here are for him, and we are sure he won't be voted out. Oh! we forgot, he is Judge Miller's opponent. J. H. Warren has declared for Magistrate. Hurrah! for him, he will get what's left. Long live the ADVOCATE, the best paper ever published in Barbourville DRY GOURD OLA, KY Corn hauling time is here, and all the boys will have to pull off their standing collars and go to hard work. Eliza Collins visited Arch Jenkins last week. Eve Hammons left a few days ago to visit friends in the mountains. Monroe Webb was here Friday on important business. Cauge Sexton is now a resident of the mouth of Thornton Seminary. Patrick Jenkins has returned from the hotel, where he has been visiting. Archie C. Jenkins was in the burg Monday on business. Louie and Wash are visiting friends on Potter's creek this week. Henry Collins, of Tillie, was here Saturday and Sunday visiting his only brother, who is very low. C. A. Hammons is very low at this writing. Babe Collins was around giving his neighbors a call. G. W. Jenkins was in the burg last Monday. Bud Craft left Monday for the burg after goods. Hughy Taylor was here the first of the week on business. W. J. Bates and wife visited John Webb Friday. If you want the ADVOCATE for a year send the editor a dollar and your name and he will do the rest. PELL GO Archie C. Jenkins, the newspaper correspondent, was in the burg Friday on business. Rev. James Gossip, of Hindman, preached two interesting sermons in the burg Saturday and Sunday last. John Stidner, of Negro Colly, accidentally dropped a revolver from his pocket, the ball pentrating his heart, instantly killing him BARGO CANNON Weather begins to look like spring now. J. T. Parrott and wife visited Dan Jackson near Girdler Sunday. Since Noah Garland has been appointed supervisor on the road he has quit farming and gone to working the road for a living (That must be the Noah Garland on the Knox County webpage!!) W. M. Ridner was a guest of Jas. Brooks Sunday. Uncle Bill is a welcome visitor. Pleasant Philpot wears a pleasant smile in the presence of Miss Effie Morris. Jasper Willis visited Locust Grove Sunday and spent the day pleasantly. Mrs. Kitty Brooks was the guest of Mrs. James Brooks and wife last Sunday. (I know, but that's what was written) Jas. Brooks went to Barbourville Monday on business. Thomas Hopper of Fighting creek, was a guest of Jasper Willis Sunday GARR SLUSHER Boyd Bingham returned home last Wednesday from his visit to Mrs. W. P. Slusher. Miss Mollie Sizemore is spending a few days with Mrs. W. P. Slusher. A little child of Henry Gray, of Knox county, died Friday night with fever. Miss Mollie Sizemore and Mrs. Fannie Slusher are very busy this week preparatory to making an extended visit to friends. Mrs. Fannie Slusher has received a picture she had enlarged of her sister, Mrs. Axie Smith, who died about a year ago. Miss Nannie Shell has been on the sick list for the past week. Silas Slusher is having a nice house built on Straight creek. Miss Mary Kinningham has bought a fine piano and has sent for Miss Sallie Bingham to instruct her in music. Mrs. Walford Bingham is going to visit her sister, Mrs. Fannie Slusher, this week. Mrs. Mat Bingham has been very sick for some time but is improving slowly, and we trust she will soon recover. Miss Lucy Baker visited Miss Mary Bell Smith Saturday and Sunday. W. P. Slusher stayed at home Sunday and let his wife make a few visits. Miss. Elley Brock and Mr. Walter Brooks, of Straight creek, were married Thursday. BLUE-EYED DAISY FLAT LICK The town is full of wagons every day. Business is getting better every day. Mrs. William Bargo and daughter, Mrs. D. W. Slusher, visited in Barbourville Sunday and Monday. Nelson Gray, candidate for Magistrate in our district, tells us he is getting wonderful encouragement from all over the district. Mr. E. G. Asher, representing the Power Grocery Co., of Paris was in our town last week. D. W. Slusher has moved upstairs over S. C. Early's store. Leonard Howlett, of Pineville, was in our town last week trying to sell buggies. John Linville was down from Four Mile Sunday. John H. Slusher, of this place, visited his brother-in-law, G. W. Smith in Barbourville Sunday. W. A. Yeager, representing the Graham Lumber Co., tells us he has plenty of hard work on hand this summer. Dr. James M. Black, of Knoxville, was here last week to see Mrs. S. C. Early, who was suffering from appendicitis. Dr. Burnside was also in attendance. James Smith, of near Richmond, was visiting kinsfolks, W. S. Steward and S. C. Early, last week. Dr. G. E. Cecil attended the State Medical Association at Lexington last week. Charles Chandler, representing Nolin Milling Co., of Nolin, Ky., was in our town Tuesday talking up the flour trade. The birthday party of Mrs. A. W. Renfro Tuesday evening, was pronounced by those in attendance to be a success. Aunt Jane Slusher, of Old Flat Lick, is dead, and her children and many friends regret to lose her. Mrs. Alex Walker is able to be out in town again. W. C. Pitman, representing Johnston Bros & Co., of Louisville, was here the first week selling groceries. MARK

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