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80 Years Ago

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80 Years Ago

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 accomplishes anything.


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 Akron, Ohio.


Phonograph records kept by Burks Drug Co. They have all the latest records.


Little Miss Virginia Littleton, of Harriman, is visiting relatives here.


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 him.



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