July 31, 1919 to August 6, 1919
80 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)
Hope without an effort is like an engine without fuel; it never
Give Them Good Books Good
Books are expensive, and not every family can afford a library,
therefore a good public library is a necessity.
It seems pretty hard to keep up with all the trading going on about
town, but the latest of which we hear is; Dr. R.L. Burks to Eugene
Roberts, of Hull, Jas. W. White to Porter Taylor, of Starpoint,
Mack Bilbrey to W.D. Clark. The Burks property is where E.G. Drapier
now lives, the White property is what is known as the Sam McGee
property, and the Bilbrey property is the 24 acre block cut off
from the Keeton and Myers farms east of town.
A Terrible Tragedy
On Wednesday of last week Deputy Sheriff John Seber shot and fatally
wounded Adolphus Smith. It seems that Smith and other young men
were drinking at a meeting in Allons and got into a mixup with the
officer, who, in the scuffle, shot Smith in the bowels just below
the ribs on the left side.
Dr. Qualls was called, and rushed the patient to Nashville where
an operation was performed but he died Thursday afternoon.
The body was brought back to the home of his mother, Mrs. Tilman
Smith, who lives near Monroe. It is still lying is state waiting
for his brothers Charlie and Earnest to arrive from California.
Another brother John, came from Illinois Saturday. The young Smith
was about 22 years of age. The unfortunate affair is deeply deplored
by all who knew the Smith family.
Cato C. Taylor spent the week-end with his mother.
Ice at Burks Drug Co. at $1.00 per hundred lbs.
James Lea is reported in very feeble health.
Mrs. Will Taylor and daughter, Mary Ruth, of Nashville, who have
been visiting her sister, Mrs. J.T. Lansden, have returned home.
Ernest Estes, Bird Bohannan and Hershel Bilbrey left Monday for
Phonograph records kept by Burks Drug Co. They have all the latest
Little Miss Virginia Littleton, of Harriman, is visiting relatives
James Bailey and family, of Holdersville, Okls., is here visiting
Mrs. Bailey's mother, Mrs. Mack Bilbrey.
Miss Eunice Copeland is reported to have typhoid at the home of
her grandfather, Hardy Keisling, at Eagle Creek. Her mother, Mrs.
E. M. Copland, is with her.
B.L. Speck left Saturday for Missouri to close for another farm
near the one he recently bought. His daughter, Miss Alva Dean, accompanied
Overton County News
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