NEWS OF RUSSELL COUNTY.
Capt. Gent Recovers Damages - Circuit Court in Session.
The patrons of Russell College are put to some inconvenience in getting a suitable man to take charge of the school this next term. Up to this time only one application has been received, and he will hardly be chosen. A majority of the patrons want a new man.
Judge Skeen held court for Judge Burns last week. He was here to try the damage suit of Capt. J. C. Gent against Henry Gray. The jury awarded Capt. Gent $350 damages The suit grew out of an assault Gray made on Capt. Gent last March.
A number of lots have been sold in the Banner addition, and several nice residences will go up this season. Lebanon has had substantial growth for sometime, and when the Cleveland road is completed, the town will be given renewed energy.
Captain Wm. T. Bausell, the aged father of J. W. Bausell, is seriously ill at the home of his son, John C. Bausell. He is in his 88th year.
Taze Artrip was found dead on or near the railroad track at Ärtrip's switch last Sunday morning. It is supposed that he sat down on the track, and went to sleep. Train No.85 ran over him. He was 24 years old, and a quiet, peacable man.
M.G. Jackson of the firm of Jackson, and Gilmer, has purchased R. A. Butterey's property on College Hill, and will move into it soon.