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Alexander, Mrs. C. F.: Mrs. Alexander, wife of C. F. Alexander, was buried at the Whitaker grave yard on last Friday. She was ill only a day or two and her demise wholly unexpected. [Date: 10/19/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 42, Page 1]

Baker, Walter: Walter Baker, son of R. P. Baker of Sparta, and a grandson of Hon. and Mrs. D. L. Dow at this place, died last Sunday, after a lingering illness with lung trouble, super induced by the excessive smoking of cigarettes. He was a splendid young gentleman and a first class newspaper. We deeply sympathize with the family in their loss. [Date: 9/1/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 36, Page 5]

Barnes, Jack: Jack Barnes an energetic young farmer died suddenly last week of a congestive chill. [Date: 6/29/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 26, Page 1]

Barr, Mrs. J. C.: There have been three deaths in our neighborhood since Christmas -- three of lung trouble and one of old age. The victims were Mrs. J. C. Barr, Mrs. Sherrel, Alfred Judd and Ephraim Sherrel. Burton, April. 3 [Date: 4/6/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 14, Page 1]

Bohannon, Scynthia: Mrs. Scynthia Bohannon, wife of John Bohannon, who lives five miles east of the town, died on the 29 at the advanced age of 72 years. She was a good old Christian lady having been a life long member of the Baptist Church. She was buried Sunday in the Bohannon graveyard, Rev. T. J. Baker, of this place, officiating. She was the mother of Stanton, Campbell and Crawford Bohannon and Fannie Bartlett. [Date: 5/4/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 18, Page 5]

Borden, Infant of Melvin: The informant of Melvin Borden died last Saturday morning on west side. [Date: 3/9/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 10, Page 5]

Boyd, Eliza: Mrs. Eliza Boyd, the aged mother of George and Fayette Boyd, died last week of consumption. [Date: 9/21/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 38, Page 1]

Bradley, Huse: Huse Bradley colored, died at his home in Bushtown, yesterday. He had typhoid fever. [Date: 7/6/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 27, Page 5]

Bruce, Baby of Byrd: The baby of Byrd Bruce who lives near Ai, died Sunday. [Date: 7/13/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 29, Page 5]

Bullington, James: Putnam County boy Killed. -- Gen. Otis cables the death of James Bullington, of the First Tennessee Regiment, which occurred on the firing line in the Philippines on the 6th. inst. The following dispatch from Nashville is explanatory. Nashville, Oct. 7. -- James Bullington joined the regiment in this city, although his home was in Putnam County. He was 25 years old, and had served three years in the regular army. While the regiment was in San Francisco he was taken ill and was granted a furlough on this account. Upon his recovery he started again to join the regiment in San Francisco, and this was the last his friends in this city have heard of him. [Date: 10/12/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 41, Page 1]

Burgess, Mrs. Isham: Mrs. Isham Burgess died at her home in Double Springs Saturday. She had a slow fever. [Date: 8/31/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 31, Page 5]

Butler, Mr.: A horrible accident occurred near here on the evening of the 11th, Old Man Butler, a highly respected Christian gentleman, fell in the fire and was burned to death. There was no one at home except the two old folks. Mr. Butler was subject to fits--after they ate dinner the old man went into the sitting room, and some time afterwards the old lady smelled something burning, and she ran in where the old man was and found him laying in the fire with one arm and one side of his head badly burned. He lived until next morning. [Date: 12/21/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 51, Page 1]

Byers, Alex: Rev. Alex Byers who was injured by a tree falling on him week before last has since died. [Date: 2/2/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 5, Page 1]

Byers, A. W.: Obituary Notice. Rev. A. W. Byers was bon in the year 1825, professed faith in Christ in the year 1840. Shortly after his conversion he joined the M. E. Church and was licensed to preach as a local preacher. In the hottest of the fight he stood firm to the old church. He was more than average in natural ability. He was a good man, a good preacher, and loyal to the old church until the end came, and he went home to live the God forever. His death was caused by the stroke of a tree while he was working in the timber. He departed this life on the 28th day of January, 1899, in the triumph of a living faith at his home in Putnam county, Tenn. He leaves children to mourn their loss. He was 74 years of age. J. W. Osment. [Date: 2/2/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 5, Page 5]

Cannon, Henry: Old Uncle Henry Cannon, colored, died last nigh at his home a mile and a half North of Cookeville. Uncle Henry was something over 100 years old at the time. He was a faithful slave and has been a good law abiding industrious citizen since he has been a free man. Peace to his ashes. [Date: 12/21/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 51, Page 8]

Chambers, Bud: Killed While Logging -- Last Thursday Bud Chambers, who was logging for Petway Nichols in the 17th district, was killed by a three foot log rolling over him. He was on top of it when it turned over, and fell on the under side. [Date: 9/21/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 38, Page 1]

Coe, Joe D.: Joe D. Coe Dead. Byrdstown, Sept. 11 -- Joe D. Coe died at his home at this place yesterday after a short illness with typhoid fever. Mr. Coe was Clerk and Master and a prominent attorney. For years, he was chairman of the county Democratic executive committee and a leader in politics. He was a gentleman of high order, and will be greatly missed by the entire upper country, where he was well-known and respected. Mr. Coe was a man of robust physique and his untimely end will come as a great surprise to his friends. [Date: 9/14/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 37, Page 1]

Cooke, Maggie: Nashville, April 4. -- Miss Maggie Cooke, daughter of Whitley Cooke and niece of Bolivar H. Cooke, died yesterday afternoon at 12:30 o'clock at her home, corner of Vine and Demonbruen streets. She was 28 years old and had been in failing health for some time, though her serious illness was of short duration. She was a member of the Vine-street Christian Church, and was active in every good work. Her devoted Christian life was an example to those with whom she was associated. She leaves a father, and sister, Miss Jennie Cooke, and a brother, George Cooke, of California. The remains will be shipped to Double Springs this morning for interment. Double Springs, April 5. -- The remains of Miss Maggie Cooke reached here last night. They were accompanied by her father, Whitley Cooke, Willis Dowell and Elder Combs. She was buried in the old family grave yard on the Buffalo Valley road at 11 o'clock this morning. [Date: 4/6/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 14, Page 1]

Creelman, William: Tennessee Soldier Dead. Washington, Sept. 11 -- A cablegram from Gen. Otis announces the death of William Creelman, First Tennessee. [Date: 9/14/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 37, Page 1]

Cullom, Daniel W.: The Hon. Daniel W. Cullom died at his residence last night in Celina, Tenn., aged sixty years, of brain trouble. Mr. Cullom was a good, honest, law-abiding gentleman. He had been proprietor of the Cullom Hotel for eighteen or twenty years, and while so occupied made many friends. In conjunction with the hospitality of his clever and industrious wife, he was ever ready to accommodate and assist a friend who called upon him. He held the office of Chairman of the Clay County Court several terms, has been Justice of the town district several years, giving satisfaction in all his acts and deeds. He leaves a heart-broken wife and two children (boy and girl), to grieve after him. He was laid to rest in the Hall grave yard, near Celina. Mrs. Cullom and the children have our sympathy in their bereavements. Mr. Cullom was born and raised in Overton county, was a brother of Burr Cullom, who once resided in the town of Cookeville. He will be badly missed in this neighborhood. Celina, Tenn. March 25, 1899 [Date: 4/6/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 14, Page 1]

Daniels, Charley: Killed Himself. Double Springs, May, 22 -- Charley Daniels, who lives half way between this place and Cookeville, shot himself with a rifle, here this morning. The cause for his rash act was said to be caused from the fact that he was deeply in love with a young lady who was not so deeply impressed with his wooings, and gave him the "marble hear" so to speak, so he determined to launch himself forth in the sweet subsequently. He died in the afternoon of the same day. The ball entered his breast just below the heart. [Date: 5/25/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 21, Page 1]

Deweese, Charley: Charley Deweese, age 17, died last Monday of dropsy. [Date: 3/2/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 9, Page 1]

Dudney, Infant of Mr. & Mrs. Amos: The infant of Mr. and Mrs. Amos Dudney died last Thursday. [Date: 9/21/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 38, Page 5]

Dyer, Martha: Mrs. Martha Dyer, who lived near Double Springs, died last Sunday with fever. [Date: 9/21/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 38, Page 5]

Eaton, D. G.: Mr. D. G. Eaton, who resided at this place several years ago, died at his home in Smithville last Friday. [Date: 6/15/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 24, Page 5]

Eldridge, Daughter of James: The daughter of James Eldridge, who lives east of town died Monday. [Date: 9/1/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 36, Page 5]

Foster, Judy: Mrs. Wm. Foster, better known as "Judy" died at her home in Bloomington last Sunday, at an advanced age. [Date: 8/3/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 31, Page 5]

Gardenhire, E. L.: Judge E. L. Gardenhire. With extreme regret and personal sorrow we announce the death of Judge E. L. Gardenhire, which occurred at his home near Butler's Landing last Saturday, super induced by extreme old age. The distinguished dead was a native of Overton county, Tenn., born and raised upon a farm, but early in life he became infatuated with the law and applied his great natural faculties to the mastery of the true principles of the same with an assiduity which won for him a name and fame as one of the profoundest lawyers Tennessee has ever produced. For more than fifty years, last past, his name has been a household word in Tennessee. He was not only great as a jurist, but ripe in literature and a profound scholar, endowed with broad intellectual powers not accorded to the average man. . . . He leaves a devoted wife and a long train of lineal descendants, as well as thousands of friends, to cherish eis (sic) memory and protect his name and fame forever. Peace to his ashes, and may his great soul forever rest with Him whom he so much adored. [Date: 4/6/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 14, Page 6]

Gentry, Meredith: During the extreme cold weather death visited the community and carried away one of its oldest and most respected citizens--Uncle Meredith Gentry. He was born Oct. 2, 1824; died Feb. 8, '98 (transcriber notes: this was in the 1899 paper). He had been a member of the M. E. Church for the past 45 years, a part of which time he served as local and traveling preacher. [Date: 3/2/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 9, Page 1]

Gillem, L. P.: L. P. Gillem, Sr. -- Accidentally Killed by a Falling Tree. Bloomington. Jan. 30. -- This cammunity (sic) was shocked today by receipt of the news that L. P. Gillem, Sr., living near here, had been killed by a tree falling on him. Mr. Gillem was in the woods cutting down a tree which in some unaccountable manner fell on him. Death resulted almost instantly. Mr. Gillem was a thorough gentleman and has been a prominent citizen wherever he has lived. He was about 65 years of age and leaves a large family--most of whom are grown. Several of his boys are in the army in Manila. Only two or three of the smaller children remain with Mr. Gillem. [Date: 2/2/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 5, Page 1]

Gillem, Sr., L. P.: L. P. Gillem, Sr. Dead -- We are pained to learn of the death of L. P. Gillem, Sr., which occurred at his home Monday afternoon under most unfortunate circumstances as told by our correspondent in another column. Mr. Gillem was formerly a prominent business man at this place, and was a hightoned honest gentleman. His death will be a serious blow to his family, many of the boys being scattered over the county and some in Manila. Mrs. Gillem is almost prostrate with grief. [Date: 2/2/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 5, Page 5]

Goodbar, A. J.: Death of Major A. J. Goodbar. Nashville, July 11. -- Major A. J. Goodbar, a well-known citizen of Nashville died yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at his home, 617 Russell street. He was 73 years old and had been in failing health for some years. Maj. Goodbar was a native of Overton County, where he was born Aug. 26, 1826. For twenty-five years, he was in the retail merchandise business at Dickson. Enlisting in the Confederate army, he was made Colonel of a militia regiment. Later he was connected with the quartermaster's department. [Date: 7/13/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 28, Page 1]

Green, Hardin: Hardin Green Killed. Near the bridge across Falling Water in the 2nd district last Saturday evening, Hardin Green was thrown from his horse and fatally wounded. It was a thought that he was running his horse making for Zeb Huddleston's home nearby, to escape the severe storm that passed over this section at that time. A tree was blown across the road near where he was found Sunday morning. It is supposed that the falling of the tree frightened his horse which threw him off. The right side of his skull was fractured and the other side bruised, besides numerous bruises on the body. He could not talk when found. Dr. Chilcutt attended Mr. Green, but the injuries were such that death came Monday. He suffered severe pain. [Date: 8/10/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 32, Page 4]

Gresham, Doc: Both Killed. Crossville. Aug. 26 -- The news of the death of two well-known citizens, living in a remote part of the county, has been received here. The unfortunate men where Doc Gresham and Wm. Potter. They were both found dead in a well which they were digging. It is supposed that well damp was the cause of their death. The excavation was only about 14 feet deep. [Date: 8/31/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 35, Page 5]

Halfacre, Rhoda: Mrs. Rhoda Halfacre, wife of Andy Halfacre, died the 14th, aged 70 years. [Date: 3/2/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 9, Page 1]

Henry, Martha: Mrs. Martha Henry Dead. Mrs. Martha Henry, widow of the late Jacob Henry, died at her home in Cookeville last Friday night. Since the death of her husband, and during her declining years, she has been in feeble health, and her life faculties simply wore out. She was buried Sunday afternoon by the side of her husband in the Cemetery, in the presence of a large crowd of friends and relatives. Mrs. Henry was a life long member of M. E. church South. As an evidence of the love she bore her church, she left nearly all of her earthly possessions to its institutions. She gave her home and its furnishings to the church to be used as a home for the Pastor at his place. Her will also provides that the Vanderbilt University and the church extension society shall receive certain amounts. Se also provides for various relatives. It has not been made public how much the estate is worth, but it is known to be way up in the thousands. [Date: 5/11/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 19, Page 8]

Huddleston, Elizabeth: Mrs. Elizabeth Huddleston, wife of A. C. Huddleston who lives two miles east of town, died last Sunday morning with consumption. Mrs. Huddleston lived the life a true Christian, having joined the C. P. Church in 1850. She was buried at Salem grave yard, Rev. T. J. Baker, officiating. [Date: 7/13/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 28, Page 5]

Hughes, Fred: Gentry, Feb. 26. -- Lasts Wednesday Fred Hughes fell from a wagon and the wheels passed over his body causing internal injuries which resulted in his death. He was ten years of age and the son of A. C. Hughes. [Date: 3/2/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 9, Page 1]

Jackson, Wife of Levi: Levi Jackson's wife, died last week, after a lingering illness. Mr. Jackson is a well to do farmer of the third district and has a host of friends who deeply sympathize with him. [Date: 5/25/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 21, Page 5]

Jackson, Logan: Logan Jackson of Bloomington, died last Sunday. [Date: 9/1/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 36, Page 5]

Jared, Josiah: Mr. Josiah Jared died last week. Mr. Jared was over 80 years old, highly respected and a good citizen. [Date: 2/23/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 8, Page 1]

Jared, Josiah: Hon. Josiah Jared Dead. -- Hon. Josiah Jared of Rock Spring, died at his home last Friday, at the advanced age of eighty three years. Mr. Jared was one of the oldest inhabitants of Putnam county, having been born on its soil before the county was established, where he has always lived and been one of our most honored and useful citizens. He was a man of broad intellect, and great depth of thought, and was a tower of strength to the community in which he lived. He was formerly a school teacher, but later turned his entire attention to agricultural pursuits, in which he accumulated a comfortable fortune, having laid by a sufficient store to make his declining years comfortable. He was the head of a prominent family -- his sons who survive him are all prominent in this county, and his daughters possessed much culture and refinement. Mr. Jared was a strict Jeffersonian Democrat, and rendered much service to the success of his party. He was buried in the family burial ground near his home. [Date: 2/23/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 8, Page 5]

Jernigan, Burl: Burl Jernigan Dead. Bloomington, Tenn. September 20. -- Burl Jernigan was born in the year 1825 and died Sept. 19, 1899, aged 74 years. Was converted and joined the M. E. Church South some 30 years ago and lived a faithful member until death. He died in good faith of getting home to rest. His only regret of dying was to leave his wife and children. Burial in the Bloomington grave yard. Services held by the writer. W. J. Anderson [Date: 9/21/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 38, Page 5]

Jones, Mrs. R. F.: Mrs. R. F. Jones died last night. Her death was not unexpected, as she has been in feeble health for some time. (Alexandria) [Date: 2/23/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 8, Page 1]

Jones, J. K. P.: J. K. P. Jones died at his home four miles east of here last Monday. Mr. Jones was a well known citizen and a prosperous farmer. [Date: 8/3/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 31, Page 5]

Judd, Alfred: There have been three deaths in our neighborhood since Christmas -- three of lung trouble and one of old age. The victims were Mrs. J. C. Barr, Mrs. Sherrel, Alfred Judd and Ephraim Sherrel. Burton, April. 3 [Date: 4/6/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 14, Page 1]

King, Daughter of John: Young Lady Burned to Death. Last Tuesday about noon, the daughter of Mr. John King, who lives three miles North-east of this place, while out in the field with her father who was burning brush, got her dress on fire by going too near a burning heap. She ran to her father who was a hundred yards distance, and he attempted to tear her burning clothes off, but he did not succeed in doing so until she had been frightfully burned. It was a horrible sight, and she suffered intense agony for twelve hours, when she died. The many friends of Mr. King will be deeply pained to learn of his misfortune, and all join in heartfelt sympathy. [Date: 5/4/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 18, Page 1]

Kirby, Sarah: Mrs. Sarah Kirby died last Tuesday at her home near this place. She was 71 years old. Mrs. Kirby was the mother of Thomas and Kirt Kirby. [Date: 5/4/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 18, Page 5]

Lane, N. W.: Esq. N. W. Lane, of the second district of Overton county, died last Sunday after a lingering illness with dropsy. Esq. Lane was a well to do citizen, and was held in high esteem by his friends and neighbors. He was ninety years of age. [Date: 6/1/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 22, Page 8]

Levesey, W. E.: W. E. Levesay, and aged and respected farmer, died at his home north of this place last Friday. [Date: 4/13/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 15, Page 5]

Lewis, Laura: Obituary. Mrs. Lewis (nee Quarles) was born Sept. 1, 1872. She was married to Mr. C. P. Lewis May 12, 1889. She departed this life Dec. 30, 1898, at 3:30pm. Her dying testimony was as follows: She called her husband to her bedside and had a talk with him. She also had her children brought to her bedside, telling them to be good to each other. Turning she said: "Papa, I want you to turn a new leaf in life and be better and meet me in heaven." She said that she would know her friends in heaven. Looking at her mother she said: "I don't know what to say to you." Then her papa asked if she was suffering any pain. She said that she was not. Then her papa asked her if she was afraid to die. She said that she was young and would like to live to rear her children but was not afraid to die. "I don't think I will die until morning, though I may and would not give much for so short a time. She says that she supposed that they though that she was very hard-hearted as she could not shed a tear. She spoke calmly of death, not fearing to die--repeating that declaration several times. After this she thanked her many friends and neighbors kindly for being so good to her in her sickness. Then she commenced to sing that lovely song: "There is a land that is fairer than day." In her last moments she place her arms around her papa's neck and hugged him, and gently passed away her soul, going to God who gave it. Mrs. Laura Lewis was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Quarles of this place. She was an only child. She was kindhearted, pleasant and social, making friends wherever she went. She had not an enemy on earth, loving and dutiful, never giving her parents any trouble. A Short Tribute by Her Teacher. -- Laura Lewis was ten years old when the writer came to Cookeville. She entered my school and continued a student of mine for six years. Laura was a great favorite with her teachers. She was a gentle, kind, living and dutiful student, always doing her school work well. Laura was a pretty girl and grew into lovely womanhood, possessing rare charms of person and great modesty of demeanor. It is said that "Whom the Gods love die young," and "Death loves a shining mark." She leaves her husband, mother and father almost heart-broken by this mysterious dispensation of Providence. . . . S. B. Yeargan [Date: 1/12/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 2, Page 1]

Lewis, Mrs. Crawford: Mrs. Crawford Lewis Dead. It is with profound regret we announce the death of Mrs. Crawford Lewis which occurred last Saturday at her late home three miles wet of this place after a brief illness. She was the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Quarles, of this place, and all the hopes of the family were centered in her. They are both almost prostrate with grief. Mrs. Lewis was about twenty-five years of age and it is to be regretted that her career was so untimely ended when by her exemplary christian life she could have been of so much benefit to the four little children she leaves. On her death bed her thoughts were with God, and although her body was tortured with pain, her soul was happy and her last words were prayers for her children, husband and parents. Her remains were laid to rest in the cemetery at this place Monday. The bereaved family have the sincere sympathy of the entire community. [Date: 1/5/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 1, Page 5]

Linkfort, Ann: Quiz, Sept. 12-- Mrs. Ann Linkfort died Saturday with dropsy. [Date: 9/14/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 37, Page 4]

Loftis, Archibald: Mr. Archibald Loftis, an old and respected citizen, died at his home on Spring Creek, in Jackson county, near the Putnam County line, last Friday night. Deceased was about 75 years of age. [Date: 2/16/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 7, Page 5]

Maddux, Silas: An Old Citizen Gone. -- Jared. May 8 -- Silas Maddux, aged 75 years, dropped dead at his home near this place last Sunday, from heart trouble. He was one of the old residences of this section, and was a good useful citizen. He was the last of the family of his generation. [Date: 5/11/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 19, Page 1]

Martin, John Preston: Dr. John Preston Martin Dead -- Last Friday morning at his home in Cookeville, Dr. J. P. Martin quietly breathed his last. A few days before he was struck by paralysis, and never regained his strength, and was only able to speak a few disconnected sentences. Dr. John Preston Martin was born in White County, near the Putnam line 76 years ago. He has been a resident of this county 26 years. After reaching the years of maturity Dr. Martini engaged in the newspaper business at McMinnville, where he conducted a successful journal. He studied medicine, and for 40 years was a practicing physician. During the latter period of his life, he was engaged in the drug business. Dr. Martin has been married for 52 years, and his good wife still survives him. 24 years ago he became a member of the Christian Church. In '88 he represented Putnam county in the Legislature. Such is a brief biography of the man. . . . His remains were placed in a vault in the cemetery. The burial was under Masonic and Odd Fellow supervision, of which orders he was an old and honorable member. He was the father of Dr.s J. B. S. and H. C. Martin, Et Martin, and Miss Z. Martin. [Date: 6/15/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 24, Page 1]

Matheny, Eugene: We regret to announce the death of Miss Eugene Matheny, who died of consumption last Sunday at about 10 a. m. [Date: 8/24/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 34, Page 1]

Maxwell, Eliza: Tribute of Respect. On April 11, 1899, death entered the home of Mr. Robert Allison, near Ditty, Putnam county, and carried off the gentle spirit of his daughter, Mrs. Eliza Maxwell. Eliza was 33 years of age. She was married to Taylor Maxwell in 1890; soon after their marriage they moved to Whitewright, Texas, where they lived and prospered until last year, when Eliza fell victim to that fatal disease -- consumption. Her husband brought her back to her old home where she could have the tender care of loving friends. Eliza was a true christian, . . . [Date: 4/27/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 17, Page 6]

Maxwell, Mrs.: Mrs. Maxwell, daughter of Robt. Allison, died at her home near Ai with consumption Tuesday morning. She had gone to Texas in the hope of having her health restored but came home only to meet her fate. [Date: 4/13/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 15, Page 4]

McCarrel, Maude: Mrs. T. M. McCarrel Dead. Mrs. Maude McCarrel, wife of T. M. McCarrel, of Charleston, S. C., died last evening at 8 o'clock at the home of her mother Mrs. Pauline Mills at this place. She has been ill some months with lung trouble, and her death was expected at any time. She will be buried this afternoon at Salem cemetery where her father James Mills lies. She leaves two little children. On account of the nearness of the death, to our going to press, we are forced to delay extended notice, which will appear next week. [Date: 7/27/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 30, Page 5]

McCulley, G. W.: The PRESS has just learned of the death of G. W. McCulley, of Windle, which occurred on the 14th ult., from paralysis. Mr. McCulley was one of the mountain pioneers and a gentleman of high order. He was a constant reader, and possessed a large fund of information. He been a subscriber to the PRESS ever since it was established, and of the weekly American for forty years. [Date: 9/21/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 38, Page 5]

McGuffy, Peter: SHOT TO DEATH -- Pete McGuffy Shot and Instantly Killed at Ai. -- Walter Tucker and Grant Jones Under Arrest for the Crimes. -- Tucker Had Been Released From Jail Only a Few Hours -- A Full Report Has Not Been Received Up to This Time. -- Last night about 10 o'clock Pete McGuffy was shot and killed near the depot at Mine Lick. Walter Tucker and Grant Jones have been arrested for the crime, and were place in jail this morning. From the information we can get it seems that Walter Tucker, who was only released from jail yesterday, had gone down to Mine Lick and ate supper with McGuffy. Later he was joined by Jones and the two were walking around town. It is said that an eye witness to the affair saw Tucker and Jones nearing the depot, and McGuffy was seated on the platform, when McGuffy called out. "Is that you Grant?" whereupon pistol shots were fired, the balls taking effect McGuffy who ran across the street and fell dead. The Two then left the depot. Sheriff Alcorn was summoned about two o'clock, and Constable Judd left here to arrest the parties. They found them just at daylight near Mine Lick, and when they saw the officers attempted to run, but the officers being mounted, easily overhauled them. A pistol was found on the found alongside of Jones, but none was found on Tucker. It is said that Tucker was seen with a pistol during the afternoon. Both had been drinking heavily, and were under the influence of liquor when brought to Cookeville. Pete McGuffy was well known in Court circles, having been a regular attendant as principal and accessory in many crimes. [Date: 5/4/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 18, Page 1]

McKinney, Ed: Ed McKinney Drowned. Gordonsville, July 17. -- Ed McKinney, son of Dr. W. H. McKinney, of Chestnut Mound, was drowned in Caney Fork River, just below Trousdale Ferry, two miles from this place, yesterday afternoon. Young McKinney was a promising young man of 18 years of age. [Date: 7/20/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 29, Page 8]

McLaughlin, Monte Estella: Obituary. -- Monte Estella McLaughlin, the wife of Frank E. McLaughlin, and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Z. T. Hutzell, was born in Monroe county, Tennessee, July 25, 1873. Professed faith in Christ in the year 1893, but went back to some extent religiously, and was reclaimed in the year 1898. She was afflicted so she could not attend her church meeting, yet, she would read her bible at home and pray. She "grew in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ." A few days before she died, she sent for her pastor to sing and pray with her, and when she was asked by her mother if she had any favorite she said "Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, just to take him at His word." These words were a testimony to the fact that charity never faileth. On Sunday morning before she passed away, she called for her bible and began to read and then she said to her mother "I'm coming with Jesus." And with husband, children, mother, brothers, sister and friends standing around her bedside, she passed into the realms of bliss on the 25 day of May at 9:30 p. m. The funeral sermon was delivered in the Methodist Episcopal church in West Cookeville, to a large and attentive audience by J. W. Osment May 30 at 10 a. m. Interment at 11 a. m. . . . [Date: 6/1/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 22, Page 1]

McLaughlin, Mrs. Frank: Mrs. McLaughlin Dead. Mrs. Frank McLaughlin died at her home in West Side Sunday night from lung trouble. She had been in delicate health for some time. She leaves a little baby two months old. Mrs. McLaughlin was a good christian woman, and will be greatly missed by a host of friends. She was a daughter of Mrs. Hutzell. [Date: 6/1/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 22, Page 1]

McLaughlin, Estella: Obituary. Estella McLaughlin, the infant daughter of F. E. and Monte Estella McLaughlin, was born April 5, 1899, died June 15, 1899, aged two months and 10 days. The funeral was conducted in the homes June 16 by the writer. Brother McLaughlin, of the family you and your little son are left. Love so in this life you will meet your loved ones in glory. J. W. Osment [Date: 6/22/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 25, Page 1]

Meadows, James: James Meadows, who lived near Selby, died last week. [Date: 10/5/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 40, Page 5]

Meadows, Jim: Jim Meadows died Friday and was buried Saturday evening. [Date: 10/5/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 40, Page 1]

Moore, Ollie: Shooting at Sparta. Sparta, Tenn., Oct. 15.-- While a number of negro women were quarreling at a festival on Negro Hill last night Thos. Brewington, who was drinking, fired two shots in the airs and three shots into the crowd, one ball passing through the heart of Ollie Moore and two taking the effect in the stomach of Will Young. The Moore girl died almost instantly. Young will probably recover. [Date: 10/19/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 42, Page 8]

Myers, Joseph: Joseph Myers, one of the wealthiest and best known men of the upper Cumberland, died at his home in Carthage, last Thursday. His estate is estimated at $250,000 [Date: 3/16/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 11, Page 5]

Norris, Della: Della the ten year old daughter of Mrs. Norris of west side died last Friday and was buried Saturday. [Date: 9/14/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 37, Page 5]

Ownby, W. T.: W. T. Ownby Dead -- Springfield, Oct. 20. -- W. T. Ownby of Nashville, died here at the home of his father-in-law, ? J. Garrett, this morning at 7 o'clock, after ten days of intense suffering from acute malaria. [Date: 10/26/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 43, Page 1]

Peek, Son of W. A.: The little son of W. A. Peek who was burned some time ago, died last Friday morning. [Date: 11/9/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 45, Page 1]

Pippin, Joe: IN MEMORY. -- A Tribute to the Memory of Joe Pippin by his Teacher. -- Joe had just arrived at his majority being 21 a few days before his death. He was a member of the Christian church, a very exemplary young man. He had been a student in our school for several years past. He was a hard worker and could keep up a full line of different studies. I found him a model student, a good young man being well advanced in his studies. It seemed that he had a fine future before him. He was a favorite with the entire school, I never had occasion to correct him during all of our association as teacher and pupil. His father tells me that Joe never spoke and (sic) unkind word to him or his mother. He died of Typhoid fever, living only one week after his attack. His last words were: "Stand still and see the glory of God." His father and mother are heartbroken by his untimely death, surely a great grief has come to them. . . . His Loving Teacher, S. B. Yeargan [Date: 11/23/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 47, Page 1]

Pointer, Widow of Thomas: The many friends of Mrs. Pointer, widow of the late Thomas Pointer, who was so well known in the upper country, will regret to learn of her death which occurred last Friday at the home of her son-in-law, Will Terry, who lives a few miles north of this place. She was there visiting when she contracted pneumonia resulting in her death. At her advanced age her constitution was not such as to withstand the ravages of the disease. She was one of the pioneer women of this county, and during her long life made many warm friends who mourn her death Her sons and daughters are all grown. Since her husband's death her son-in-law, Burch Dowell, has been living with her on the old homestead. [Date: 2/23/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 8, Page 5]

Potter, William: Both Killed. Crossville. Aug. 26 -- The news of the death of two well-known citizens, living in a remote part of the county, has been received here. The unfortunate men where Doc Gresham and Wm. Potter. They were both found dead in a well which they were digging. It is supposed that well damp was the cause of their death. The excavation was only about 14 feet deep. [Date: 8/31/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 35, Page 5]

Price, George W. F.: Dr. George W. F. Price, President of the Nashville College for Young Ladies, one of the best known educators in the South, passed away peacefully at his home in Nashville last Friday afternoon at 5:15 o'clock. [Date: 4/13/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 15, Page 1]

Ramsey, Infant of Mr. & Mrs. Harvey: The infant of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Ramsey was found dead in the bed one morning last week. It had not been well for some time. [Date: 12/21/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 51, Page 8]

Rector, James and Wife of James: The funerals of Bro. James Rector and wife will be preached by Rev. J. T. Tracy at Rector's church the fourth Sunday in this month at 11 o'clock. There will be dinner on the grounds. (Brotherton) [Date: 9/14/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 37, Page 4]

Rector, Sallie: Aunt Sallie Rector, of Spring Creek, died Saturday and was buried Sunday at Byer's grave yard. [Date: 9/28/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 38, Page 1]

Reed, Thomas Asbury: In Memory of Asbury Reed. Tho's Asbury Reed, son of G. G. and Sarah E. P. Reed, was born in Overton county March 29, 1874. First of Sept. 1893, he joined the M. E. Church South. He was a model young man, a Christian gentleman. He had always been a close student, and was strictly moral from childhood, and possessed aspirations. His mother died when he was quite a boy, leaving four brothers one sister and himself, dependent upon their father for support, and for whatever education, he might be able to give them. Asbury set to work, to do whatever he could to help his father along with the family, to support, clothe and educate them. They accomplished much more than anyone would have thought they could under their circumstances. Asbury was not satisfied with a common school education, so before he attained his majority, he began teaching and attending school, alternately, and by this means, managed to obtain a good High School education. Few young men in this part of the country, have equipped themselves as well as he, for the battle of life. But alas "Death loves a Shining Mark." His health began to fail a year or more ago. He sought in vain, for some remedy that would arrest the disease, but it continued to prey upon him. A few weeks ago seeing that all hope of recovery, from his malady, by the use of Medicines were gone he decided as a last resort to go to California. But he continually grew worse. He then decided to return home to die. Getting as far as Albuquerque New Mexico, he died on the 7th Inst. And was buried on the 8th. Requesting that his remains be interred at that place. So his remains "Rest in Peace" in that far away Western country, and his soul took its flight to the Happy Eden, on the "The other shore." May God bless and comfort his father, sister and brothers in their sad affliction. July 25, 1899. W. Worth Smith [Date: 7/27/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 30, Page 8]

Russell, Daughter of John: John Russell's daughter died yesterday of measles. [Date: 5/4/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 18, Page 1]

Saylors, Son of James: James Saylors' son, of White county, died last Monday. [Date: 10/5/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 40, Page 5]

Scott, Infant of Mr. & Mrs. J. F.: The infant of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Scott, died very suddenly last week. It was only ill for a few hours. The parents are deeply grieved over their sudden misfortune, in which they have the deepest sympathy of this community. [Date: 12/21/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 51, Page 8]

Seymore, B. W.: The PRESS has just received information of the death of Mr. B. W. Seymore of Marietta, Ga. He was well known by some of our people , and was a most excellent gentleman. [Date: 8/10/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 32, Page 5]

Sherrel, Ephraim: There have been three deaths in our neighborhood since Christmas -- three of lung trouble and one of old age. The victims were Mrs. J. C. Barr, Mrs. Sherrel, Alfred Judd and Ephraim Sherrel. Burton, April. 3 [Date: 4/6/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 14, Page 1]

Sherrel, Mrs.: There have been three deaths in our neighborhood since Christmas -- three of lung trouble and one of old age. The victims were Mrs. J. C. Barr, Mrs. Sherrel, Alfred Judd and Ephraim Sherrel. Burton, April. 3 [Date: 4/6/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 14, Page 1]

Smith, Norman: Death of Master Norman Smith. . . . Last Tuesday at noon the home of Mr. and Mrs. P. M. Smith was made desolate by the death of their only son, Norman. He had been sick only a few days of appendicitis. Of a bright, happy disposition, full of life, and ever ready with quick answer to all who knew him, it seems doubly sad that he should die. . . [Date: 6/22/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 25, Page 4]

Smith, Mrs. Theo: Mrs. Theo Smith Dead. -- We are pained to announce the death of the wife of Theo. Smith, Esq., of this place, which occurred yesterday afternoon. She had been an invalid for many years, but it was not until recently that her health showed signs of dissolution. She was a woman whose life was replete with good deeds, an humble Christian, at all times ready to do the Master's will. She bore her infirmities bravely. The family have the deepest sympathy of the community. The funeral will take place this afternoon from the Staley hotel, where she resided. She will be buried in the cemetery. [Date: 10/5/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 40, Page 5]

Speck, G. E.: Died from vaccination. The remains of G. E. Speck came up on the train Friday from Nashville. Mr. Speck had been attending the University of Nashville and would have graduated this year. He had been ill for several days, so we are informed, but was improving when he was vaccinated by the city authorities, which resulted in his death. He was a son of Harve Speck, of Livingston, and was a young man of the highest order, and the for him looked brilliant indeed. [Date: 3/9/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 10, Page 6]

Stultz, Horsely A.: H. A. Stultz Dead. Last Sunday morning Mr. Horsely A. Stultz, died at his home in Cookeville. He had been afflicted for about six years during which time he bore his sufferings without a murmur. He was a gentlemen of high order, sober and industrious. He was possessed of splendid business talent, and accumulated a sufficiency of this world's goods. He was devoted to his family, whose wants were at all times well supplied. He was born in Bloomington, Ill., in 1832, and has been a citizen, of Cookeville, for about ten years. His funeral Monday afternoon was attended by a large crowd of sympathizing friends who join with the family in mourning the loss of a good man. Services were conducted by Rev. T. J. Baker. [Date: 9/14/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 37, Page 5]

Taylor, Ama T.: Last Sunday at about 5 o'clock p. m. death visited the home of Mathie Taylor and claimed for its victim that most precious jewel of home, "a loving wife, a mother dear," Mrs. Ama T. Taylor. She was born July 1, 1855 and died July 2, 1899. Mrs. Taylor was a good christian woman, having for several years been a true professor of the Christian faith. [Date: 7/6/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 27, Page 1]

Terry, Rowland: Rowland Terry Dead. -- Many readers of the PRESS will regret very much to learn of the death of Rowland Terry, which occurred at his home near Granville, Tenn., last Monday, April 10, 1899. Mr. Terry was, we learn, 67 years old last January. He was born near Cookeville and lived in Putnam county until 1873, when he moved to the Granville neighborhood where he has since lived. In 1871 he married Miss Sarah Eller, of Granville, which fact, no doubt, caused him to change his residence. Mr. Terry was a thorough gentleman, and was so held and acknowledged by all who knew him. He was a moral, sober, industrious, christian gentleman; affable and polite to all, at all times and on all occasions. He was a successful, intelligent farmer, and by prudence, energy and strict attention to business accumulated a large estate, possessing one of the finest farms on the Cumberland river east of Nashville. For many years he had been a devout member of the Christian church and was one of its strongest pillars. Withal he was kind-hearted and good to the poor, ready and more than willing to alleviate suffering and distress wherever found. He was interred in the old family cemetery yesterday at Smyrna, four miles north of Cookeville, in the presence of a large concourse of relatives and friends. Eld. Lloyd White, of Gallatin, conducted the funeral services in most impressive and eloquent terms. He leaves a loving, devoted wife and thousands of friends to revere his memory to guard and protect his good name for generations to come. [Date: 4/13/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 15, Page 4]

Thompson, Mrs. Robert: Mrs. Robert Thompson Dead. -- Mrs. Robert Thompson died at her home near Hudgens last Sunday. She was confined about a week before her death and was in labor six days, when she gave birth to twin, both very large and dead. Her constitution was not strong enough to withstand the terrible ordeal which she underwent. She was a most excellent lady, and her unfortunate death will be mourned by a large number of relatives and friends. [Date: 9/28/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 39, Page 1]

Thompson, Wife of Wesley: Gentry, Feb. 26. -- Wesley Thompson's wife died last Wednesday of consumption. [Date: 3/2/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 9, Page 1]

Tibbs, Thurston: Since our last issue, in which we chronicled the severe illness of Thurston Tibbs, he has died. The immediate cause was consumption. He was a bright young man and promised a successful life. We deeply sympathize with his sorrowing relatives. [Date: 1/12/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 2, Page 5]

Trapp, Mrs.: Mrs. Trapp, wife of Dr. Trapp at Algood died yesterday after a short illness. [Date: 1/26/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 4, Page 5]

Trogden, Mrs.: Mrs. Trogden, mother Mrs. George H. Morgan and Mrs. Donelson, of this place, died last night at 10 o'clock at the home of her son-in-law, Judge Geo. H. Morgan, after a five days illness with the grip. She had been in poor health for some time when she contracted the fatal disease, and her constitution was not strong enough to withstand its ravages. She was over eighty years old and was a devout member of the Christian Church. During her every day life she emulated the teachings of the meek and lowly Nazarine. [Date: 4/6/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 14, Page 7]

Trousdale, Julius A.: Hon. Julius A. Trousdale Dead. -- Gallatin, Sept. 8. -- The announcement of the death of the Hon. J. A. Trousdale, which occurred last night at 9 o'clock cast a shadow of sorrow and grief over the entire county. Many friends from all parts of the county and a number from adjoining counties came to town on account of his death, and if any man was idolized by those who knew him, he was, and business has been practically suspended all day. He was born on the 20th of August, 1840. He graduated in 1869, was thrice elected to the legislature of the state and was elected speaker of the house by acclamation and without opposition and against his will. He was a prominent candidate for governor before the Democratic convention and held it in a deadlock for five days, and until he withdrew his name in order that peace and harmony in his party should prevail. [Date: 9/14/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 37, Page 1]

Vaughan, Nancy: Hung Herself - Mrs. Nancy Vaughan, wife of Steve Vaughan, who lives on West Fork, Overton county, committed suicide by hanging herself last Sunday. She was sixty years of age. Some time ago her home place was sold, since which time she has been brooding over the matter until her mind became unbalanced, with above result. [Date: 6/15/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 24, Page 1]

Waller, Fate: Fate Waller Dead. Bloomington. May 9. -- Fate Waller died last night at his home in this place after a prolonged illness with typhoid fever. Mr. Waller was an exceedingly clever gentleman, public spirited and kind-hearted. He leaves a family. [Date: 5/11/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 19, Page 1]

Whitaker, Son of Daniel: The son of Daniel Whitaker who lives near Bloomington, died last Sunday. [Date: 8/17/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 33, Page 5]

Wilburn, George: Killing Near Mouth of Wolf. Sunday evening just over on Kentucky side, near Mouth of Wolf, George Wilburn was fatally stabbed by Robert Keen. From what information we could get it seems that Wilburn and Keen, with some other young men by the names of Capps and Ferguson, had met at a little saloon there in Kentucky and were drinking freely, when a row came up between Wilburn and Keen. In the affray Robert Keen stabbed Wilburn, which resulted in his death. While these other boys were Keen's friends they did not seem to have taken any part in the cutting. The telephone operator at Mouth of Wolf furnished us with a description of Keen, which is as follows: Low, heavy set, about 5 feet and 6 inches tall, light hair, light blue eyes, eyes weak and generally wore glasses, weight about 150 pounds, and had on a dark suit of clothes when last seen. The operator also tells us that a reward of $100 is offered for his arrest. -- Livingston Crescent [Date: 9/14/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 37, Page 1]

Williams, George: George Williams Killed. Lancaster, March 17, -- George Williams, of this place, son of J. H. Williams, was killed near here yesterday by one Kelley. Williams had been indicted by Kelley for horrible crime. Upon trial it developed that Williams was not guilty, but that Kelley was the guilty man, and that latter was accordingly to be prosecuted. The two were working near each other Thursday when you correspondent learns that Kelley slipped up behind Williams and struck in him on the head with a hoe which resulted in death about seven hours later. Williams skull was badly broken. Kelley made his escape. The Williams family moved here a few months ago from Cookeville. [Date: 3/23/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 12, Page 1]

Williams, C.: Mr. Williams Killed. -- A telephone message Monday announced the accidental killing of Mr. C. Williams, near Pleasant Hill, brother of Ransom Williams, of near this place. He was riding on a load of fodder with a gun near him. The gun fell off and was discharged, twenty-one shot taking effect in Mr. W's breast. [Date: 1/12/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 2, Page 5]

Womack, Samantha Evergeen: Obituary. The pale horse and his rider have again visited our town, and a faithful christian loving wife and devoted mother has gone from labor to reward. Mrs. Samantha Evergreen Womack, wife of A. M. Womack, and daughter of W. J. and Rebecca Holly, was born June 12, 1865, and died June 23 1899, aged 34 years and 1 day. For fourteen years sister Womack has lived a consecrated christian, and devoted member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. During her entire christian experience she trusted Christ for whatsoever she needed, and loved her church supremely. To please God and his people was her chief delight; so long as her health permitted, she was regularly found in her church pew, and even when justice to herself would have prevented, she labored to make those around her happy. In all her suffering she was kind, patient and thoughtful, often praying God to take her home to rest if her work was done, and when death had laid his icy hands upon her, she with her confidence in her Redeemer said "Lord let me enter while the gate is open." God heard her and answered her prayer. She ceased (the rest is incomplete). [Date: 6/22/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 25, Page 4]

Womack, Mrs. A. M.: Mrs. A. M. Wommack, died at home in West Side last Tuesday. She has been lingering some time with consuption (sic). She was buried today at Buffalo Valle. Mrs. Womack leaves a husband and little children. She was a good hearted Christian woman, loved and admired by all her associates. We deeply sympathize with the family in their sad bereavement. [Date: 6/15/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 24, Page 5]

Wright, Matthias: Was A Friend of Andrew Johnson. Matthias Wright, of Pickett county, recently died at his home at an advanced age. He was the father of Judge J. W. Wright, of Cookeville. Mr. Wright was a tailor and a fellow workman with Andrew Johnson at Greenville during his young years. Johnson was greatly attached to his friend Wright, and one of his last acts when a tailor was to make Mr. Wright a fine coat, as a token of esteem. Mr. Wright had this relic in his possession at his death. Mrs. Wright died only a few days prior to to (sic) that of Mr. Wright. [Date: 8/31/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 35, Page 5]

Young, Rhoda: Tennessean Dies in Utah. On May 1st, Mrs. Rhoda Young died at her home in Salt Lake City, Utah, form a complication of diseases incident to old age. Mrs. Young was born and reared in the lower end of Putnam county, being a daughter of Moses Jared, Sr., one of the earliest and most prominent settlers of this section of the State. She married Adolphus Young, who was a brother of the late Peter Young, Esq., of the 11th district. About fifty years ago Mr. and Mrs. Young moved to Utah where they lived the remainder of their lives and reared a large and interesting family, one of their sons being a member of the State Senate of Utah, and another son has served several terms as Mayor of Salt Lake City. Mrs. Young leaves two sisters in this county, Mrs. David Nichols and Mrs. J. W. Boyd, both of whom reside in the 11th district, while M. A. Jared, her only brother, removed from this county to Missouri a years ago. Mrs. Young leaves several relatives in Cookeville, she begin an aunt of A. W. and J. J. Boyd, B. B. Jared, C. Y. Jared, Mrs. T. C. Holladay and Mrs. J. W. Puckett. [Date: 5/11/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 19, Page 1]