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Excerpts from the Tri-County News - Volume 2, No. 35 (Thursday, January 29, 1914)

Mr. & Mrs. Jasper BAKER's home at Tigrett was the scene of the most beautiful, though, simple, home weddings of the day, when their daughter, Miss Effie Lou, became the bride of Dr. Percy MILLER, on Thursday afternoon, January 22. [MORE]

Dr. COLLIER of Meridian, Miss., was here a few days ago seeking a location. He was favorably impressed with our little city and may decide to return and permanently locate here.

Mrs. HILL, who has been living at the home of J. H. SMITH near town, has gone to Covington to spend a few months with her son-in-law, Frank ROGERS.

The bloodhounds, Casey Jones and Steamboat Bill, owned by Mr. SIMPSON of Dyersburg have been doing some good work in trailing law breakers near Memphis. These hounds were brought here when the Baptist church burned several months ago.

Evelyn Nesbit THAW will appear at the Lyric Theatre in Jackson Saturday night. Several Friendship people will go over to see "the most talked of woman of the world."

Chas. DAWSON, for many years Sheriff of Dyer county, will oppose Jim KING for re-election to that office. They have run some close races in the past. John R. MENZIES for re-election as County Court Clerk, is opposed by C. M. NEELY. Harry COTTON, popular Circuit Court Clerk, wants the office again. All of the about named gentlemen have announced in the Tri-County News. The primary election will be held Saturday, May 30, 1914.

Gov. Ben. W. HOOPER completed three years' service as governor of Tennessee Sunday. During the three years he has pardoned and commuted 160 prisoners. He has released 102 prisoners on parole and conditional pardon, two methods of extending clemency that have been introduced by the governor.

Roy WILCOX of Maury City was here Friday.

D. E. POPE, a leading citizen of Jackson, died Monday at the age of 68 years.

Born to Mr. & Mrs. James STALLINGS a fine boy.

Editor D. Wells HARRIS of Alamo was here Monday.

A. L. SHIKLE paid this office a pleasant visit Tuesday.

R. E. PARKER accompanied the remains of Mrs. Robert BEAVER to Louisville Sunday.

Joe AGEE was in town Tuesday night to attend the I.O.O.F. meeting.

Mr. Jessie LEGGETT of the Crockett Mills road was in town Tuesday.

J. Sewell JONES of the Bluff community was in the metropolis of the 12th Saturday.

Mr. & Mrs. H. D. HOWELL have been spending the week with Mr. & Mrs. Tom WALKER of Bonicord.

Miss Kitty DAVIS of Dyersburg is here for a few weeks vacation. She is a popular saleslady for the Baker-Watkins Supply Co.

Mr. & Mrs. W. F. PARKER attended the BAKER-MILLER wedding at Tigrett last Thursday.

C. J. ANDERSON of Maury City was in town yesterday and reported business good in his new home.

Dr. W. M. THOMPSON has been on the sick list this week.

Press CRAIG of near Bells has been visiting relatives here this week.

J. N. BAKER, prosperous farmer of the Tigrett community, paid us a call yesterday and left some of the kale to keep the NEWS coming.

A small blaze was discovered in the seed room of the Planters Gin Monday, but was put out before any damage was done.

George ROBERTS, the popular grocery drummer of Alamo, spent Tuesday night in the city.

A Mr. PERRY of Kentucky has accepted a position with the Farmers & Merchants Bank.

Miss STEVEN, editor of the Dyersburg Buzz Saw, is working to secure a public library for Dyersburg. Prospects seem fair.

F. E. MENZIES, the concrete man of Alamo, is here this week working on the new Baptist church. It will be sometimes before the church is completed. It will cost about $3,000.

Catherine, little daughter of Dr. & Mrs. W. M. THOMPSON, is quite sick.

Monroe HAWKINS will assist M. E. NOTGRASS in his grocery.

Lawrence SANDERS, Will BOWEN, and John STALLINGS were in Memphis last week.

The roof and flooring on the Friendship Pharmacy bldg. have been completed and it will soon be looking like a drug store.

Ben PERRY is in Texas.

Mrs. L. R. PATTEN of Jackson has been visiting in Alamo.

E. F. BUCKLES, the barber, was in Humboldt Monday where he purchased a new barber's outfit which he will put in just as soon as he gets moved into his new shop on the South side of Depot Street. He will then have one of the most up-to-date barber shops in the country. Mr. BUCKELES has had two burnouts in the past few months but he is not a fellow to be downed and will make it yet.


R. T. SORRELL was in Jackson last week on business.

W. W. MAXWELL of Friendship paid our city a call on last Saturday.

Esq. H. D. TAYLOR of Eaton was here this week.

Wm. E. ROLPH of Dyersburg was out Sunday to spend the day with homefolks.

J. H. BESSENT & Co. are having their store made larger and remodeled. The store is located at the corner of Main and Depot Street.

Mr. SIMS, editor of the Tri-County News at Friendship, was here last Saturday in the interest of his paper.

Our Constable, Charley GREEN, arrested J. C. RICE Saturday morning on a charge of assault and battery and attempt to commit murder on E. O. MEREDITH. Mr. RICE was carried over to Dyersburg and put under bond.

Arthur GREEN of Memphis is visiting relatives here this week.

Miss Beatrice STEPHENS, editor of the BuzzSaw paper, of Dyersburg, was here Saturday in the interest of her paper.

Mr. & Mrs. C. G. HESS spent Sunday in Eaton.

Postmaster A. B. CHAMBERS made a business trip to Friendship Monday.

Miss Grace OWEN is spending a few days at Eaton.

Mr. & Mrs. D. B. WHITE of Bonicord visited relatives here this week

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