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80 Years Ago

September 5, 1936 to September 12, 1936


Only surviving confederate here observes birthday

Arkley F. Christian of Hilham, the only surviving Confederate veteran of Overton County, observed his 90th birthday Sunday, September 6.

Mr. Christian, who is totally blind and very feeble, is very active mentally and retains a clear memory of the events in his experience in the War Between the States, which he discusses freely with his friends.

He enlisted in the Army at the age of fifteen, with the consent of his mother, in Captain F.H. Daugherty's Company, which later became a part of the Eighth Tennessee Regiment under General George G. Dibrell. He later served unders General Nathan Bedford Forrest, and engaged in the battle of Triune where General Forrest captured a large number of Federal soldiers. He was in the command at Clifton, Tenn., and went with his regiment into West Tennessee in 1863, and participated in the battles of Humbolt, Trenton, and Parker's Cross Roads.

He is a grandson of the late Moses Fiske, who was a pioneer educator and founders of the Fiske Female Academy in 1806. which was the first female college chartered south of the Mason and Dixon Line. His grandfather, George Christian, lived to the ripe age of one hundred and one years, one month, and one week. Mr. Christian said Sunday, that he felt alright and saw no reason why he could not live to be one hundred years of age.

The Proud Vikings
On Sweden's west coast lies Tylosand, where in olden times the proud Vikings outfitted their open dragon ships for journeys to distant countries. In few parts of Sweden are found so many relics from ancient days.

Everywhere are Viking graves, pre-Viking stone cairns and other rare and interesting finds. Legends of pirates, smugglers and daring free booters are preserved among the natives.

Oil man given court judgment against circus for damages
Charlie Maloney, local agent for Standard Oil Company was awarded judgement for $490 against Haag Circus in a magistrate's court here Friday.

The judgement was for damages to an oil truck belonging to Maloney which was damaged in a wreck near Livingston, Wednesday, in which a tiger belonging to the circus was liberated and was captured after several hours of freedom during which Overton County citizens used Frank Buck methods to recapture the animal.

The hearing was before Squire T. H. Jackson. Councel for the plaintiff was George Haile of Cookeville. Bart Nixon, of Carthage, represented the defendant.

 

 

 

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