May 1896
Submitted by Terry Jackson

The Southern Democrat
Oneonta, Alabama

Mr. Albert Harper, the young poet was in to see us one day last week.

The recent heavy rains have put the farmers considerably behind with their crops. Some bottom lands have not yet been planted.

The crowd that went to Brooksville Sunday from this place was not as large as it has been heretofore on the first Sunday in May.

Mr. Gen. Montgomery left Monday for Decker, Texas where he will spend the summer and fall. George is a hustling young man and we wish him success.

Died--In Blountsville April 29, 1896, of comsumption, Mr. Sol Leadbetter.

Prof. C.L. Whaley took in the commencement at Albertville this week.

Dr. J.C. Westbrook is spending this week at Oneonta in the interest of his profession.

Miss Lou James, of Arkadelphia is the guest of Miss Minnie Whaley this week.