The Covington Leader
Covington, Tenn., June 17, 1898
LOCAL NEWS HAPPENINGS
Mrs. J. L. Adams, of Munford, was reported quite sick Tuesday.
Buy your ice cream freezers at Covington Hardware Co’s.
Fallin & Paine are now employed in building a new porch at Mr. John T. Jacock’s dwelling.
White Mountain and Arctic ice cream freezers at Covington Hardware Co’s.
The pupils of Miss Georgia Mason, of Mason, will give a musicale tonight (Friday.)
A little son came lately to gladden the home of Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Dewese at Brighton.
The new telaphone line between Memphis and this place will be completed this week.
P. D. Gross, the well known shoemaker, is back at the workbench again in V. L. Ogilvie’s shoe shop.
Mr. John Thompson, of the Rialto neighborhood, who has been very sick for several weeks, is not up again.
??? are informed that a cow belonging to Mrs. Sue Bernard, near ???, lately gave birth to two ???.
??? are requested to ask all who interested to meet at the Townsend graveyard Friday and Saturday ?? clean off graves, etc.
The two-year-old son of Mr. R. L. Ellis, of Island 35, died on the 9th instant of malarial fever, after an illness of about ten days.
Three children of Mr. Robert Coleman, of Island 35, have lately been very sick with malarial fever, but were reported better Tuesday.
Messrs. Walter Rutherford, Monroe Beavers, Jim Sanford and Clarence White left Tuesday for Luxora, where they will go into logging business.
Col. J. M. Tipton showed us a few days ago several Colorado Potato bugs found in his garden. Col. Tipton is endeavoring to exterminate these pests but says that it is a hard task.
Mr. R. B. Shelton will soon begin the erection of a dwelling for Mr. Wm. Wallace on Pleasant street opposite Mr. Cecil McFadden’s.
Dr. R. E. Ticer, of the Atoka neighborhood, was taken with an attack of partial paralysis last week and his condition was reported quite critical Tuesday.
The good ladies of the Methodist church served cream and cake in the courthouse yard Tuesday afternoon and night, and realized $33 for the church. THE LEADER was remembered and received several saucers of delicious cream and good cake, for which we return thanks.
Some miscreant threw a large rock in the window of one of the northbound passenger trains near Lucy Sunday evening. The rock struck the arm of the seat on which Mrs. George R. Powel, of this place, was sitting and of course frightened her very much. We hope that the guilty party can be found and made to pay the full penalty of the law.
Mr. M. E. Jackson, living in the vicinity of Braden, is remodeling his house and will add two rooms and two galleries. Mr. Sid Martin is doing the work.
Miss Evelyn King will give a recital in Covington Friday night, July 1st, at Paine’s Operahouse. Miss. King will be assisted by Covington’s best talent. Admission 50c.
We are glad to learn that Miss Willie Armour, the young lady who was accidentally shot by a young man named Thurman Billings on the afternoon of the 4th instant at Bethel church, near Tipton, is improving and she will now recover.
Mrs. J. T. Hastings and daughter, Miss Pearl, of the vicinity of Covington, sent THE LEADER office a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Conspicuous for their beauty were some lilies. THE LEADER returns thanks.
Mr. Ben Cox has the contract for the building of an eight-room two story house for Dr. L. Hill on the lot between his present dwelling and Mr. John A. Crofford’s house. Mr. Cox expects to begin work this week.