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Excerpts from the Tri-County News - Volume 2, No. 11 (Thursday, July 31, 1913)

At the age of 71 years, John Asa CLARK passed away at his home near town Saturday. He was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church and for 20 years teacher of a bible class in his church. Deceased was a good man and the possessor of many friends. He is survived by several brothers and other relative. A large crowd of sorrowing friends and relatives attended the funeral at Mt. Zion Sunday. Burial was in charge of the Odd Fellows and funeral services conducted by Rev. Stockton.

E. W. SIMMONS moved his family to Alamo this week where he has entered the harness business.

W. I. SUBLETT, who was arrested in Humboldt recently on a charge of selling insurance in companies not allowed to do business in this state, left G. T. SMITH, M. G. PRICE, and other citizens of this place in the hole for small amounts paid on policies they did not receive. SUBLETT formerly lived at Alamo and his friends say that he will make the amounts good.

Miss Betty SUDBURY returned home Tuesday from a visit to Blytheville, Ark.

Robert BEAVER, aged citizen of Dyersburg and former businessman of this place, received a very painful wound a few days ago. He was driving a nail in a post when the nail flew out and struck him in the eye, inflicting a very serious and painful wound. Mr. BEAVER is a brother of Mr. Tom BEAVER and the father of Mrs. R. E. PARKER of this place.

Bob CLARK of Dyersburg was here this week.

Mrs. S. L. HENDERSON and daughter of Bells visited Mrs. B. F. SUDBURY last week.

Bennie CANNADY of Alamo spent Sunday night in the city.

T. H. GREEN of Alamo attended the Maccabee meeting here Monday night.

Dr. J. S. DOWNEY leaves this afternoon for Meridian and other points in Mississippi where he is expected to spend a few days with parents and other relatives. He will return August 7th and be ready for work.

Deputy Sheriff Mark RIDDICK of Maury City was in town Monday.

Thelma, Mabrey and Terry, children of Dr. J. S. DOWNEY, are at home from a visit to Mississippi.

Miss Carrie DEPRIEST of Cades visited Miss Reba SMITH this week.

Miss Belle ROBERTS has returned to Chattanooga after a visit to relatives here.

Mrs. R. E. PARKER and children have returned from a visit to Dyersburg.

Harry and Margaret LOVE of Bells visited relatives here this week.

Mrs. HURLEY of Halls is visiting here.

W. N. BEASLEY and family of Halls visited here Sunday.

Miss Helen PITMAN of Bells visited A. S. McLEMORE of Elizabeth City this week.

Mrs. Cleveland CRAIG and little daughter of Jackson visited Mrs. T. N. LOVE last week.

John CARMAN is behind the counter at the Friendship Pharmacy.

Miss Lucille LUCAS of Chestnut Bluff visited Miss Ada Mai LOVE last week.

John LYONS of Maury City was a visitor here Monday.

Miss Iva HURLEY of Halls visited friends here Saturday.

Mrs. Emma LASSITER is reported quiet sick this week.

Mr. HALL visited in Henderson this week.

R. W. RIGGINS visited home folks in Maury City last Saturday, returning home Monday accompanied by his father, J. A. RIGGINS.

Miss Willie LOVE is visiting friends in Halls.

Mr. Tom BEAVER visited his brother, R. L. BEAVER, in Dyersburg this week.

Miss Lida Sue SIMS is visiting friends in Henry.

R. E. PARKER has returned from Finley.


New And Better Buildings To Erect On The Spot Of

Recent Disastrous Fire---Corrections

In Estimates of Losses -- Lots of Knocking will soon be going on in "Crockett's Best Town", but in will be the kind we will all be glad to hear.

Dr. Thos. GROUNDS will rebuild his gents' furnishing store and is considering a proposition from the Daughters of Rebekah to build a second story to be used as a lodge room.

J. W. McCANLESS has decided to build a modern hotel on the site of the old one. In our hurry to get to press on the morning of the fire we stated that the contents of the hotel were saved when only a few things were saved and the loss is estimated by Mr. McCANLESS at $5,200 with $2,500 insurance. The guests at the hotel and the traveling men are being taken care of in private homes until the hotel can be rebuilt.

J. A. STALLINGS estimates his loss in buggies and feedstuff in the livery barn at one thousand dollars and no insurance.

The Mason and Oddfellows who owned the upper story of the Methodist church, has $1,100 insurance on the same. They have no lot and are undecided about where they will build. There is talk of all of the lodges of the town buying a lot and building a two story brick, using the upper story for a lodge room and renting the first floor. This building may be on Main Street. Several hundred dollars worth of lodge fixtures belonging to the Masons, Oddfellows, K. of P., Maccabees, W. O. W.'s and Rebekahs burned in the lodge room.

The Quality Drug Co., heavy losers in the fire, will rebuild at once. Their handsome new building was the pride of the town but another will be built just as good or better if possible.

The entire loss will easily total $20,000.00.

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