To Marion County
Guin Dispatch, January 5, 1889
BEAR CREEK BUDGET - N. C. WHITE, of the Southern Idea, passed
thrown town one day last week. W. R. LONG, of Lynn, Ala.
was in town last Sunday. Miss BELLE MITCHELL, JOSIE MILLER, C.
L. HALEY and family, of Haleyville, were in town Sunday, visiting
friends. DAN GILBERT, a King of the Grip,
was in town yesterday interviewing our merchants and soliciting
orders for hardware. Dr. LANG C. ALLEN, of Florence, is here
looking after his interests in property in and near this place. Mr.
L. C. ALLEN left for Florence today where he will open a real estate
office. Florence is said to be on a bouncing boom. W. H. FLIPPO has
moved into his new residence. Mr. JOHN TIDWELL has commenced work on
his store and residence. The lads and lasses of
Bear Creek seemed to enjoy the Xmas holidays very much, judging from
the number of evening parties, sociables, etc given in the vicinity.
All went merry as a marriage bell, and while some danced and made
merry. Those that did not were no doubt enjoying themselves,
whispering the low sweet accents of love, or laying plans for
further happiness, which plans we hope may be fully
consummated. Our pleasant and genial friends, Mr. JOHN DIXON,
telegraph operator at this place, leaves for Sheffield tomorrow to
accept a position at that place tendered him by the L. & N. R.
R. We all are loth to part with him, yet judging from what little we
have seen, we think John will return on a visit
- Guin Dispatch, February 9, 1889
- BEAR CREEK BUDGET - Mr. J. R. PHILIPS is having big story
house enlarged. Three things badly needed at this place - a
church, school house, and hotel. Mr. JOHN TIDWELL is putting the
finishing touches on his new store and dwelling. Business is good
and everything denotes a rousing spring trade for our
merchants. Mr. O'NEAL, the contractor, has about
completed the section houses for the S. & B. R. R. at this
place. Dr. W. W. WHITE returned from the north this week. He
has purchased a large stock of merchandise which will be opened in
a few days. J. C. SRYGLEY has sold his house and lot to J. J.
COATS. We thought Mr. S. was going to - but somehow we have sorter
changed our mind. However it is whispered that he is going to
build again. C. L. HALEY of Haleyville is in town today
and reports everything lively at his place. Marion County lost one
of her best citizens and a successful merchant when Charley moved
across the border into the Free State of Winston.
Hamilton News Press, April 18, 1895
BEAR CREEK GLEANING - Our farmers are planting
corn and preparing to plant cotton with a rush. Their aim is to
plant plenty of corn and fill out with cotton. The oat, wheat, and
rye crop looks promising, though the oat crop is late on account of
so much wet weather. Mr. J. R. PHILLIPS has planted some tine or
twelve acres of corn. He is ahead of all of us as he is about half
done. We had a nice time last Sunday. There was a day singing at
Union Grove Church, conducted by Profs. C. L. WILLIAMS, HENRY
BRAKEFIELD, and L. P. HOWELL, with religious service by Rev.
MCCOMBS. There was plenty of refreshments for all and some left.
Bear Creek was well represented. They went over in Mr. W. H.
FLIPPO’S hand car, and all seemed to enjoy themselves finely. On
Sunday evening a wedding took place and MR. WILLIS RODEN and Miss
ELLA ARNOLD were pronounced man and wife at the residence of the
bride’s father, Mr. J. B. ARNOLD, near Goldmine, the Rev. Mr. OWENS
of Winston County officiating. We join their many friends in wishing
them a long and happy union. Mr. JOHN NEELY, who was stricken with
paralysis some time ago, is some better. Mr. J. C. KING, a section
hand at this place had the misfortune to get his foot badly crushed
some two weeks ago and is not yet able to return to work. We have
fine prospects for a good fruit crop. GLEANER, Bear Creek, April 10
Hamilton News Press, April 25, 1895
BEAR CREEK NEWS - Mr. JOHN JACK, his sister and
another young lady of Russellville, visited the family of Mr. J. R.
PHILLIPS last week. They went fishing and had a nice fish fry down
on the creek. Come again, Mr. JACK and bring the ladies with you. A
party of men went down on the hand car yesterday to attend a wedding
near Natural Bridge. Mr. JOSEPH R. BARNETT and Miss SALLIE GARRETT
were joined in the holy bonds at the residence of the bride’s
father, near Natural Bridge, Rev. FRANK SHANKS officiating. Mr.
BARNETT was once a citizen of Bear Creek and his many friends wish
him and his fair companion a pleasant voyage over the matrimonial
sea. Mr. HIRAM LAMBERT and wife spent a few days in town last week
visiting their daughter, Mrs. O. C. GAUT. We are having a lot of
visitors around town in the way of young folks. Messrs. O. C. GANT,
T. J. NASH, and JNO. EDDINO are all smiles now over the arrival of
brand new babies. Mr. E. A.WILLIAMS made a visit to his old home in
Tennessee and reports a pleasant time. But few farmers have been
seen on our streets this week. They are taking advantage of the nice
weather and putting in full time. Mr. J. C. SRYGLEY has a good force
at work for him today planting corn. Mr. S. is a business man and a
good farmer. GLEANER, Bear Creek, April 15