News from August 1889
Submitted by Terry Jackson

The Blount County News & Dispatch
Blountsville, Alabama

--In Blountsville, Ala. on the 24th of July, 1889, Naomi, the 6 months old daughter of Mr. David Ballew. Mrs. B. died a few weeks ago.

Six miles northeast of Blountsville, Ala., on the 25th of July, the 3 months old babe of Mr. & Mrs. E.H. O'Neal, of Birmingham.

Deputy Marshalls Byars and Reed were up to Brooksville last week and arrested Messrs Jas. Lee and John Kenny, charged with dealing in illicit whiskey.

About a dozen of Brooksville folks passed through here early on Monday morning on their way to Birmingham, and returned the same night at a late hour, but we have not heard the result. Brooksville had a licensed grocery until recently, and these arrests are the fruits of so-called prohibition.

Parson May preached to the Baptists of Blountsville on Saturday and Sunday. The protracted meeting has been postponed.

The Rev. C.C. O'Neal left here Monday to attend a protracted meeting in progress in the M.E. Church, South. Chepultepec.

Mr. Travers Byars, has been licensed to preach by the M.E. Church, South, and delivered his first sermon at Bangor on Sunday last. It was a creditable effort.

Remlap Dots:

Rev. Wm. Hullett is quite sick. Hope he will soon be well. His son Rodolfus, is here on a visit to parents and friends.

Washington & Co.'s sawmill has arrived and will soon be cutting lumber.

M.F. Grubbs, the fruit tree man, of Anderton, was in town on Thursday.

Watermelons are in, and the boys say they are going to make a raid on Mr. Austin Miles' patch some night.

Hanceville, Ala. (July 27, 1889)
Jas. Griffith came home three days ago with his right arm badly torn. He is in the employ of the L & N Railroad, and was hurt near Phelan Station. He is doing well under the skillful treatment of Dr. F. A. Gillespie.