Crockett County Sentinel - July 21, 1916
Crockett County Sentinel

July 21, 1916

A very special thank you to Sarah Hutcherson, who transcribed this newspaper,
and contributed it for use on this web site.

Friday July 21st, 1916
Volume XLIV No. 12

Mrs. J. L. HUNTER and granddaughter, Miss Ruth WILSON, after a weeks visit with T. G. JOHNSON and family, left for Mayfield, Ky. , Saturday, where they will be guests of Mrs.  HUNTER"s daughter, Mrs. Mary WALDROP.

Mr. & Mrs. McCLANAHAN and two  daughters,   Mesdames J. L. HUNTER and T. G. JOHNSON visited  at Gibson Wells Friday.

Miss Hattie PITTMAN, daughter of Will PITTMAN, of Alamo, died in Bolivar after a short illness Saturday morning and was buried in the Alamo Cemetery Sunday afternoon. The community sympathizes with the family in their sorrow.

Miss Nell KING, of Texas, is with her aunt, Mrs. Gussie GOODLOE. Miss Nell was a former student and graduate of the school here and has many friends to welcome her back.

Dr. T. G. JOHNSON has had a bad spell with malaria, is some better now at this writing, but still confined at home.

Miss Lydia OVERALL, of Dyer, was with her grandmother, Mrs. Mattie TUCKER last week.

Mrs. EDENTON, of Jackson, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. E. MURPHY on Church Street.

Mrs. Frank ROBERTSON & Mrs. Rosa HAMLET visited Mrs. Gussie GOODLOE Saturday.

Old Grandma HAMLETT spent the morning with Mrs. Mosie FARROW.

Miss Gladys NICHOLS, of Caruthersville, Mo. , is here with her grandparents, James KELLY and family.

Bob BOLING and wife & Mrs. R. THOMPSON spent Sunday near Bells with Boss (Bess or Bass ?) BOLING and family.

Miss Virginia AUSTIN returned from a two weeks stay with her sister, Mrs. Arthur KELLY--reported her sister as somewhat improved, but still sick with the fever.

Clint O'NEAL, of Friendship, spent the weekend here with his sister, Mrs. Ben HOWELL.

Miss Delia BOOTH, of Maury City, spent a few days last week with her grandmother, Mrs. M. A. THOMPSON.

Mrs. H. E. AUSTIN left Tuesday for Tigrett to attend the bedside of her daughter, Mrs. Arthur KELLY, who continues ill with malarial fever.  Miss Louise AUSTIN is convalescent.

Robert HAYES of near Jackson is here with his sister, Mrs. George ROBERTS.

J. P. NEAL & wife; J. E. KLYCE, wife & son, Warren, and Hack WARREN motored over to Jackson and spent the night.

Dr. T. ROBERTSON, of Eaton, is here with his little daughter, Alta Neal.

Mrs. Jim MIDYETT, of Bells, was here Friday.

All the friends of Dr. Henry COOK will be sorry to hear of his serious illness and hope to see him out again soon.

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M. P. COX and family were in the home of J. O.  BLACK awhile back.

Herbert TATUM and family Sundayed in the home of W. T. KINCAID.

Uncle Tommy KINCAID, who died about two weeks ago, was the last charter member of the Salem Church. He had attended more than sixty protracted meetings at that place. He lived a good life that was inspiring to look upon. Never in my life have I heard any one speak disrespectful of Uncle Tommy. His body was laid to rest at old Salem, the place he loved so well, there to await the call of God for his soul and body to be reunited, to live forever in the mansion built out of materials he sent up from this world.

Mrs. Alice TATUM and children spent Sunday with Mrs. Myrtle TATUM.

Mrs. Maggie DAVIS was in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bertha DAVIS, Saturday evening.

Marion L. SWORDS,  sheriff of St. Landry Parish for 16 years, and prominent in Democratic politics in this state, and two negroes assisting SWORDS, were shot and killed in a fight with Helaire CARRIERE, alleged fugitive from justice about 10 miles west of here. Charles CHACHARE, deputy sheriff was unwounded. CARRIERE escaped.

With his hands and feet tied with baling wire and his feet tied across the railroad track, Robert FERRELL, a Coffee County farmer, was run over on the Sparta branch of the N. C. & St. L. railroad, just east of Summittville, in this county and both feet severed. The engineer of the train did not see FERRELL lying on the track until it was too late to stop the train. FERRELL states that he was met by an unknown man and held up at the point of a shotgun, after which his hands were tied together with the baling wire and his feet  fastened in the same manner across the tracks.  He was unable to give a description of the man whom he claims committed the act. FERRELL was placed on the train and the railroad physician at Summittville was secured. He was brought to Tullahoma, where Dr. J. A. MITCHELL joined the party and they carried him to a Nashville hospital.

The electric chair at the State prison was used for the first time July 13th, when Julius MORGAN, a negro, convicted of criminal assault, committed near Dyersburg, was  electrocuted. The negro confessed his guilt and met death with composure. He was convicted in Shelby County, being sent there to prevent violence threatened in Dyer County. Criminal assault is the only crime for which the death penalty can be imposed in Tennessee since the recent passage of the BOWERS anti-capital punishment law.

Mrs. Nellie FRANCE, 84, who lives near Beaver Hill, mows hay. "Aunt Nellie" enjoys remarkable good health. She has a splendid garden, which she has made herself, doing all the hoeing. While her hay was being mowed she went to the hay field and asked permission to drive the mower, which was pulled by two large mules. Her requests being granted, she made several rounds in the large hayfield. She did the work with steady nerve.

---THE SPLENDID home of Mr. Edd HELLEN,  County Road Commissioner, of near Chestnut Bluff, was destroyed by fire last Monday about 5 p. m.

Mesdames D. H. MOODY & W. W. WHITAKER visited relatives in Memphis last week.

B. T. EVERETT, wife and Howard are on a visit to J. C. EVERETT and family in Brownwood, Mo.

Mr. & Mrs. J. W. FAIRLESS of Laneview were here last Friday as guests of Mr. & Mrs. G. T. LEWIS.

Miss Teresa HUMPHREYS, of Shelby, Miss. , is here visiting her grandmother and aunt,  Mrs. TATUM & Mrs. Ed FARROW.

During the rain and thunderstorm Tuesday night, lightening struck Mr. Lafayette EDWARDS barn and set it afire.  Timely help put it out before much damage was done.

The roof of the storeroom occupied by Mr. E. E. EDWARDS was being repaired and part of it was off when the storm came up and for awhile the house was flooded with water.

We doubt if there has ever been a Crockett County citizen so highly honored at his death as was Major C. A. GOODLOE, whose funeral was held at Alamo last Friday. Not only did his county neighbors and friends pay their respects, but many prominent State officials and citizens from throughout the State were present to mingle their tears with the sorrowing ones. Mr. GOODLOE moved to Alamo, the Cageville in 1867 and has made that place his home since. He was first married to Miss Sallie WOOD of Dyer County in 1868. To this union were born two children; Hallum & Ora. In 1880, Mrs. GOODLOE died, and a few years later, Miss Ora, a beautiful, attractive and highly cultured young lady, joined her mother. Several years later, Mr. GOODLOE was married the second time to Miss Gussie KING, who Survives him. Mr. GOODLOE filled many places of honor and trust--was Crockett County's first Superintendent of Public Instruction; was Grand Master of the State, F. & A. M. in 1887, and was Grand High Priest of the Royal Arch Masons in Tennessee in 1898. Be it said to his honor and credit, he was one of the first public men in the State to take a stand for public schools, and when he commenced to advocate this great cause it was exceedingly unpopular, but he never faltered, and we are glad he was spared to see the present great system that is doing so much for the poorer classes of our State, who appreciated the untiring efforts of such men as Mr. GOODLOE, in their behalf. He waited until rather late in life before uniting with the church, but his loyalty since his enlistment has never been questioned, and his devotion has been beautiful.  The writer has known him since he first moved to Cageville in 1867, and when a little boy, he stood beside the bedside of his dying father as Mr. GOODLOE held his hand and spoke words of comfort and assurance to the boyish heart.The funeral services in the Methodist Church were held by Dr. R. H. MAHON, assisted by Rev. U. S. McCASLIN. Beautiful and appropriate remarks were made by Governor Tom O. RYE, Judge John R. BOND, and Elder GIDDENS. After the services at the Church, the Masons took charge and at the grave, one of the most impressive Masonic services ever held in the county was conducted by Grand Master Charley BARHAM, assisted by Deputy Grand Master Tom PEELER,  Grand High Priest Dr. MATLOCK, Grand Secretary, Stitch CAIN, and the Master, Wardens,and members of Alamo, Bells, Maury City, and Friendship Lodges. Pallbearers were: Gov. T. C. RYE, Judge T. E. HARWOOD, Esq. J. F. ROBERTSON, Hon. W. H. BIGGS, Capt. J. M. BRACKIN, Capt. W. P. DAWSON, Dr. N. I. HESS, Hon. W. F. POSTON, and Judge W. I. McFARLAND. The floral offerings were many and most beautiful.

Mr. R. L. AIKIN moved into the residence with Mr. F. M. CONLEE Monday.

Mr. John CONNELL has the county prisoners at work on the levee south of town.

Mr. Perry CASEY and wife, of Union City, are here, guests in the home of C. C. HENDERSON.

Mesdames W. W. HAY & L. S. AUSTIN and children of Lexington have been guests of their parents, Mr. & Mrs. A. L. GOFF this week.

Mr. Roll BARNES, a popular letter carrier of Dyersburg, is here with his family, visiting his mother and other relatives and friends.

Mr. D. Frank NEIL came out from Memphis Sunday for a few days visit to his mother, Mrs. Florence NEIL and sister, Mrs. H. E. THOMPSON.

Mr. T. A. REAMS is the first rural carrier out of Bells to "sport" a car. He made his first trip Monday with his accomplished daughter, Miss Florence, at the wheel.

Mr. Wilson EDWARDS and Miss Grace HARRELL were united in marriage at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. Laura HARRELL near Pond Creek, last Sunday afternoon, Elder D. L. STURGESS performing the ceremony. The wedding party came to Bells where a splendid supper was given by the groom's parents, Mr. & Mrs. J. L. EDWARDS.

Miss Tabitha HARDY departed this life June 18th, 1916, after an illness of one week, in which she suffered very intensely. She was a noble Christian woman and a consistent member of the Christian Church. She leaves a sister, three brothers, and many other relatives who feel keenly their great loss. Weep not, dear ones, for she rests today in that beautiful home of the soul, free from sorrow and pain.  "We loved her, yes we loved her, - But Angels loved her more, And they have sweetly called her- To yonder shining shore. The golden gates were opened- A gentle voice said come, And with farewells unspoken-  She calmly entered home.     One Who Loved Her.

We desire to express our thanks to the many good and kind neighbors and friends who gave us their best help during the illness and death of our dear sister and aunt, Miss Tabitha HARDY. May God bless each and every one of you is my prayer.  Lizzie McCORD.

Miss Lucille GRAVES, of Tibbs, was the guest of her cousin, Miss Beatrice SUTTON last week.

Haney ROBERTS of Vicksburg, Miss. , visited his father, W. H. ROBERTS last week.

Merlin Lewis of Bells, has been the guest of Bernice BIRMINGHAM for several days.

Ben HOWELL & Jim W. PORTER, of Alamo,  Horace HOWELL and Ira CLARK of Friendship, were among those who enjoyed the ballgame.

Miss Wesley PHILLIPS and brother, of Jackson, spent Sunday with their sister, Mrs. H. A. STALLINGS.

Mrs. G. C. SCARBOROUGH and Jim COMPTON were united in marriage Sunday afternoon.

Miss Naulane CATES, of Alamo is here as a guest of her cousin, Miss Delia BOOTH.

Maurice MORPHIS of Nashville, is visiting his cousin, Sam ROBERTS.

Miss Bertha SUMMERS of Brownsville, is the guest of her sister, Mrs. MARR.

Mrs. McQuery of near Bells, is visiting her daughter, Mrs.  C. D. MURCHISON.

To the friends and neighbors who were so kind to assist in the illness of father and grandfather, who departed this life Monday, June 26th, 1916, we want to express our deepest and most sincere appreciation. We also want to thank Dr. JAMES, who was at his post of duty at all hours. Again let us thank you all for your help and words of sympathy.     W. T. KINCAID & FAMILY

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