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80 Years Ago

Archives 07-19-2000

85 Years Ago


July 15, 1915 to July 21, 1915
80 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)

For more information on 80 years ago contact Bob at bobncl@hotmail.com

Granulated Sugar 7 lb.
Coffee 11 1/2 lb.
Soap (4 Cakes) 10
Coal Oil 15
Rice 5 lb.
White Swan flour 87 bag
Soda (3 lbs.) 10

Misses Ready Made Dresses 40, 50
Putnam Overalls 80
Raincoats $3.75
Dress Shirts 35 and up
Men's Best Grade Brogans $1.65
Shoes 15 to 75 per pair
Suits $3.50 to $13.00
Hardware Pole Axe 50
Double Bit Axe 75
12 Inch, 4 Hook Collar Pads 25
Best Quality Horse Nails 10 lb.

The Cash barter and credit house
W.C. MTurphy & Son
Hilham, Tennessee


The Editorial "We" and "Us"

The editorial use of "we" and "us" is sometimes carried too far, as in the following account of an assault upon the manager of the Rockwood Times by a fellow who took umbrage at something in the paper about him:
"As we turned away, he grabbed us by the right arm whirling us over the left eye breaking our glasses which cut several gashes around the eye and nose that bled freely. As he struck he let go his hold and we fell to the pavement he landing on top of us and began beating us on top of the head, having satisfied his cravings he arose and in a dazed condition from the blows we received we got to our feet."
The language clearly indicates that the assault was upon at least two persons. Thus assuming, we are made to wonder why an editor, in company with the "devil," perhaps, would have suffered such indignities.



Garfield Ogletree and Miss Nancy Murphy were united in marriage yesterday at 10 o'clock at the home of the bride. Nancy is one of our leading school teachers. Mr. Ogletree is a farmer and lives on Flatt Creek.

The heaviest rain ever known in Reeser fell last Monday morning. The creek was past fording.


Overton County News
415 West Main Street
P.O. Box 479
Livingston, Tennessee 38570
tel 931.823.6485
fax 931.823.6486

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