From Spearsville

The Gazette
November 2, 1898

As I have not written the items of this place in some time I will now send another write-up.

Sickness is not so general, but in a worse form, it seems.

Mr. A. B. Henderson’s mother, after lingering for quite a while seemingly at the point of death, expired early on the morning of the 5th inst., and was buried late in the evening of the same day in the Spearsville graveyard. The bereaved have the writer’s sympathy.

Messrs. S. P. Colvin, Jordan Lee and Lee Goyne were on an extended fox-hunt last week a few miles north of here; and on their return the latter reported having had a pleasant time, and that three foxes were actually caught and others thought to have been picked up by other parties in the chase.

Eld. W. K. Smith accidentally gave his wrist a bad cut with an ax a few days since.

Friends and relatives were made sorry to hear of the death of  Mr. Will Castleberry’s child, of Camp Creek vicinity, not many day ago.

People who have grown ribbon cane this year have been rushing for the past week to get it converted into syrup.

Mr. Dock Waldrop, who has been in the swamp country for a year, came in a few days since; and, on account of his color, he is called “Yellow Dock.” He states that a physician advised him to get out of the hills for his health.

The people of this ward, are very anxious that the honorable police jury would send Mr. Thos. Clark and his hands here again to complete the good work begun at Cornie bridge. The weather will likely be bad soon, and then it would be disagreeable to work there. The railroad is being built just across the stream from here and of course a good crossing at all stages of the weather, is much desired.

Cotton pickers are in demand. The trouble is they cannot be had. The railroad is calling for hands, too, to cut out the right-of-way.

Mr. Joe Risinger, son of Mr. W. L. Risinger who lives in Union County, Arkansas, was buried at Spearville graveyard yesterday. He died of swamp fever.

Justice B. F. Post went to Farmerville to-day on business.

Success to The Gazette and its readers.

B.

November 7, 1898

 

 

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