Submitted by Terry Jackson
The Blount County News and Dispatch
The peach crop has been somewhat injured by the late frosts, but if no
further mishaps appear there will still be an abundant crop. Peach and
pear trees are in full bloom, and apple trees are showing indications
being inclined that way.
The Baptists have services and preaching at their church under the
Masonic Lodge, on the fourth Sunday of each month, and the Saturday
night before. Their pastor Elder May, is an earnest, talented, zealous
young preacher, who bids fair to build up a good congregation here.
The passengers, who were delayed at Cullman last week, by the washout
the L & N railroad at Holme's Gap, had their hotel expenses paid by the
railroad company. The Louisville & Nashville Railroad Company is a
corporation, and shows many evidences of having a soul, and a mighty
In this issue of the News and Dispatch may be found the announcement of
Mr. J.H. McNeal, of Hanby's Mill, who offers himself as candidate for
the office of Tax Collector. Mr. McNeal is a very competent and worthy
gentleman, and should he be elected will make an excellent officer.
The partial destruction of the bridge over the Mulberry, near Garden
City, has set the people of all that section of the county on the qui
vive for a bridge at Putman's Ford. Numerous petitions are in
circulation, and will be presented to the Commissioners Court at its
J.P. Lockwood, Esq., is visiting Cullman this week.
M.L. Ward, Esq., returned from Tennessee on Tuesday.
Mr. M.J. Rough, publisher of the Warrior Index, and Mr. Oliver Cargo
gave us pleasant calls on Friday.
Prof. E.O. McCord and brother John, visited their parents at
Mr. John C. Rhodes, of Nectar, paid his respects to this office on
Drs. F.N. Hudson, M.H. Collins and W.F. Dickinson, Esq., visited
Birmingham last week.
Master Hudson Musgrove, of Bangor, gave us a pleasant call last week.
Mr. G.J. McCoy visited his brother at Warrior last Saturday.
Mr. Jasper V. Musgrove was carried home last week, and is, we are sorry
to learn, still quite sick.
Dr. W.B. Allgood, of Chepultepec, paid his respects to this office on
Mr. Robert B. Moore is learning telegraphy under Mr. T.J. Berrier at
John J. Kliebacker, of Hanceville, wants to buy five yoke of good heavy
oxen. Will pay cash for the same. None but very heavy ones wanted.