His Life's Work Ended.
Death Claims an Honored, Valued and Christian
Citizen in the Person of
JUDGE HAZEL GRAHAM PETRIE
Judge Petrie is dead! Such was
the sad, yet not unexpected news,
which was handed from one to
another upon the streets Sunday
morning. Such was the news which
seemed to hush even the whisperings
of the wind, and steep in sorrow the
brightness of the day. On the
streets a quiet prevailed, only broken
by whispers intermingled with
sighs. It seemed the day had lost
its charm, and as though a sympa-
thizer in our grief the sun hid its
face behind the clouds.
As the facts became known it was
learned that Judge Petrie died about
11 o'clock Saturday night. Although
in bad health for more than a year
he did not take to his bed until
about two weeks ago, and only then
after an almost superhuman struggle
against the inevitable encroachments
of age. His death was compara-
tively without pain - coming like
sleep to the weary- and left upon
the features no sign other than rest.
By the death of Judge Petrie Elk-
ton and Todd County sustains a loss
that is irreparable. He aided every
good cause and gave his means with
a liberal hand. In no stronger
terms could the people of Elkton
show the sorrow felt over his loss
than by the attendance at the funeral
services, which were held at the
Cumberland Presbyterian church
Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The
church was crowded and many were
forced to remain outside. Services
consisted of talks and readings by
Dr. Gill and Revs. Smith, Wood and
Harrison, each speaking in a way
that would at once impress a stranger
how dearly loved Judge Petrie was
by his life-long, as well as newly
made friends. The interment
took place in Glenwood cemetery.
Perhaps for no man in Todd Coun-
ty cam more be said tahn Judge Pe-
trie. Bourn July 15, 1820, a poor boy
with few advantages, he commenced
life's duties and by dint of hard work
reached a place in public affairs that
will be hard to fill. His start as a
lawyer was in the office of Hon. F. M.
Bristow in 1847, and from that day
on he pushed forward until recog-
nized among the leading lawyers in
the State. He was married May 16,
1854, to Miss Mary M. Bristow, five
children being born to them, but only
one of whom now survives him.
Judge Petrie was a true Christian;
one who accepted the faith early in
life. He joined the M.E. Church in
1844 and has given liberally of his
time and means to the advancement
of the cause.
He was a member of the first Board
of Directors of the Bank of Elkton, a
few years later being elected presi-
dent, which office he held continually
for thirty years, resigning only three
weeks prior to his demise.
It was mainly through his efforts
that the V.T.S. was secured for this
city. From his pocket many contrib-
utions came which were applied
toward the fitting up of the several
departments of this institution.
In politics Judge Petrie was a Re-
publican, one, however, who was
conservative, liberal-minded and
honest in his belief. He never held
but two offices- that of State Senator
and member of the Constitutional
Convention- both of which he
accepted at great personal sacrifice.
Such was the life of Judge H. G.
Petrie, for whom all Todd county
Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Moody of
Howell, Ind., are in the city, the
guests of Mrs. Moody's mother, Mrs.
Mattie Reeves. We learn that Mr.
Moody will soon move to Nashville
to reside. He is employed by the
L. & N. railroad as a fireman and runs
between Earlington and Nashville.
On Wednesday, January 24, 1900,
infant son of Mr. and Mrs. A. T.
Barnes. The burial took place yes-
Benj. G. Perkins
Dies at His Home IN Forest
City, Arkansas, Jan 22,
Remains Brought Here
Saturday morning a telegram was
received by Dr. F. M. Perkins and
J. R. Perkins, stating that their
brother, Benj Gray Perkins, was
dangerously sick at his home in
Arkansas. They left the same even-
ing to attend his bedside, but hardly
did they arrive before death claimed
him. The remains were brought to
this city Wednesday morning for
burial, the funeral services being
conducted from the residence of
his brother-in-law, Mr.J.C.Johnson,
by Elder Mobley and Rev. Wood.
The deceased was born in this
city Dec. 16, 1841, residing here
until February, 1886, when he re-
moved to Forest City, Ark., to en-
gage in farming. He married Miss
Kate McDaniel, of Forest City, in
September, 1884. Two children,
Louis and Margarett, aged 15 and 8
years respectively, were born to
them. He was a member of the
Baptist church, an ardent Christian;
good citizen and loving husband and
Mr. John O. Street has returned
from a two weeks' hunting trip in
Florida. He reports a fine time and
has a fine stock of fish stories to
tell. The rest of the party will not
return for several days yet.
My cow, a red jersey, strayed off
Thursday in Christmas. She is three
years old, with "underbit" in right
ear. Was heavy with calf. I will
give $5.00 for information leading
to her recovery. J.M. TAYLOR
Dr. J. M. Gill performed a pretty
as well as novel wedding ceremony
Tuesday morning. Mr. William
Mitchell and Miss Mirtie T. Dodd,
both of Christian County, drove to
this city for the above purpose and
securing the license went to Dr. Gill's
residence and were married, the cere-
mony being performed with the
couple seated in the buggy. They
at once left for home followed by best
wishes from the good minister and
one or two witnesses.
The eighteen-year old son of Mr.
J.F.Barnett, of near Fairview, died
of typhoid fever Sunday night. The
remains were buried at Goshen
Mr. R. V. Crouch who has been
"rusticating" the past few months
on his farm near Fairview, has re-
turned to Clarksville and taken up
again the duties of salesman in his
| Elegant Entertainment.
Wednesday evening at the resi-
dence of Mr. and Mrs. Jno. N.
Williams was given one of the most
elegant receptions of the season in
honor of their guests, Misses Wright
and Coulter and Mrs. Chas. E. Berry,
of Clarksville. At 9 o'clock the
doors of their lovely home were
thrown open and the elite of Elkton
society coming in merry throngs
were gracefully received at the door
by Mrs. Burrus and Mrs. Berry,
after which they were ushered into
the parlor, which had been con-
verted into a bower of beauty with
palms and flowers to be welcomed
by Mr. and Mrs. Williams, Mis
Susan Coulter and Miss Elizabeth
Wright. The girls charmingly at-
tired in dicolleted gowns, and the
handsome gallants, made a scene
rarely surpassed for beauty.
In the rear end of the hall just
back of the portieres, presenting
the most picturesque of appearances,
Mrs. J.J.Hardin presided with her cor-
dial gracefulness at the punch bowl.
To the delighted guests it seemed
like fairy land when they were
ushered into the dining room. The
mellow lights cast a soft radiance
over the beauty of the scene. The
decorations were charmingly carried
in pink and the delicate coloring was
accented by handsome satin streamers
reaching from the corners of the
table to the chandelier above. In
the center of the table the delicate
fronds of a dainty fern suggested
spring time loveliness. Elegant
refreshments were served in courses
not less dainty than the decorations.
The evening pessed most delightful-
ly, and ere the guests realized it
midnight heralded the approach of
another day, and with regretful
farewells all departed declaring this
a crowning success. Those present
were Misses Octavia Kennedy,
Bettie Showers, Mattie McReynolds,
Johnnie Houghton, Louise Small,
Mary Grumbley, Bettie Gant, Mabel
Wade, Bessie Thompson, Mattie
Rutherford, Ethel McElwain, Carrie
McElwain, Nellie Kenedy, Irene
Penick, Annie Rutherford, Susie
Coulter, Lizzie Wright, and Miss
Croomes; Meessrs. Henry Showers,
Ed. Weathers, Edgar Wyatt, Elmer
Williams, Jas. R. Mallory, Virgil
Rutherford, Robt. Ramsey, Henry
Perkiins, Dr. A. D. McReynolds,
Luke Reeves, Will Daves, Dr.
Stephens, Willis Reeves, Sam
Grumbley, John Ramsey, Charles
Hutchings and Boone McReynolds.
Miss Ota Cornelius entered school
at Sharon Grove last Monday.
Charley BOley and Haze Driskill
have rented and moved to the Elias
Lemmie Harris cut his foot last
week so bad that he could not fill his
promise Saturday night, but his little
brother, Cecil, ever ready to do a
friend a favor, went in his place.
J.A. Crowder has commenced
work on a stock barn which will be a
dandy when completed.
Messrs. Jim King and Edgar Stinson
left last week for Leitchfield
where they will attend school five
Born to the wofe of P.P.Christian
on January 15, a girl baby. Both
mother and baby are doing nicely,
and Penie is hunting catnip.
Willie Gillium has been at home
from his school for several days with
his brothers, Dee and Elden and
sister Miss Pruda, all of whom have
been very low of Pneumonia, but we
are glad to say are now improving.
The new mail route which opened
up last April from Sharon Grove to
M.W. Poe's has been discontinued.
Dr. Sarver, our efficient and suc-
cessful pneumonia doctor, has won
new laurels this season as usual. Out
of quite a number of cases he has
lost only one. VALE.
Miss Moodie Templeton visited
Mr. Hester's family Sunday.
Miss Ra?ere is the guest of her
sister Mrs. Sands.
The young folks enjoyed a "skip
to my Lou" at Mr. Allen Reeves, on
Mr. D. Cillum and sister, Miss
Prudie, are recovering from a sever
attack of pneumonia.
Mr. Warren henderson of Pilot
Rock, Misses Oda Cornelius, B. Lee
Dorris, and Lola Tomerlin are board
ing in town attending school.
Miss Hattie Meador and Polly
Roark visited Mr. Jack Lyons
family last Sunday.
Mr. Lee Boarders and Miss Maud
Sadler, two popular yourng people of
this place, were quietly wedded at
the bride's home last Sunday eve.
Rev. M. V. Lyon performing the cer-
emony. Mr. Borders and wife will
make their future home with Mrs.
Mattie Rippey, near Justice.
Mr. Paten Borders and wife, of
Beuna Vista, attended his brother's
reception Sunday eve.
Follows His Wife.
Mr. W.C. Garth Dies Monday
Morning in Nashville
Last Friday The Times chronicled
the sad death of Mrs. Webb C. Garth,
in Nashville, where she had gone
from her home near Trenton to see
her husband, who was under treat-
ment at Dr. Briggs' Infirmary. Mr.
Garth had gone to the Infirmary to
undergo a very dangerous opera-
tion, upon the result of which his
life depended. The operation was
performed on Nov 7th. Monday
his son at Trenton was notified that
Mr. Garth died at 3:30 a.m. After
the operation Mr. Garth did not
improve. A series of complications
set in which, with his enfeebled con-
dition, operated against his recovery.
Mr. Garth was sixty-nine years
of age, and was born near his late
home in Todd county, his parents
having been among the earliest set-
tlers of that section, emigrating
He was liberally educated and fol-
lowed agricultural pursuits and the
breeding of fine horses and cattle
with great success, accumulating a
handsome estate, and owning one of
the finest farms in this county. Mr
Garth leaves three sons, Messr. An-
derson, John and Dudley, and Mrs.
Joe Edwards, of Nashville. The
body was brought to Trenton from
Nashville at nine o'clock Monday
morning and the burial took place
Tuesday morning from the home of
his son, Mrs. Anderson Garth.
News has just reached this city of
a horrible accident to an ex-resident
of this county, Mr. Owen Garth. In
a railroad wreck near Murphysboro,
Ill. Sept. 15, he was badly crippled
but was thought to be rapidly getting
well when blood poisening set in and
to save his life it was necessary to
amputate his right leg, which was
done sevveral weeks ago. He is now
able to go about. Mr. Garth has
many friends in this city who will
hear with regret the news of his mis-
fortune, but rejoice that his life was