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