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Archives 02-03-2010

Professor H.J. Davis of Henard was on our streets Saturday.

Bilbrey Brothers built a large store house in town in three weeks. D. Sloan & Company filled it from cellar to garrett in three days.
Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Sheldon of Monroe was visiting in town Monday.

$3.00 buys men’s saddles worth $4.50 at W.D. Sloan and Company, $2.75 buys nice rocking chair.

Mr. William Hunter of Oakley was in town Tuesday.

Mr. James Hicks of Monroe was in town Tuesday.

Mr. W.P Chapin of Cookeville was in town last week on business.

To the Man Who Won’t Pay the Printer

May he be shot with lightening and compelled to wander over gunpowder.

May he be bored to death by  boarding school misses practicing their first lesson in music.

May 240 nightmares trance over his stomach every night.

May his boots leak, his gun hang up, and his fishing line break.

May a group of devils, lean, lank and beggary, dog his footsteps every day.

May his cow give sour milk and his churn make rancid butter.

May a troop of cats caterwaul under his window each night.

May each day of his life be more desperate than the Day of Algiers.

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The construction of the C, A & A Railroad has commenced. The line will run from Huntsville, Alabama to Louisville, Kentucky. People all along the line will receive the good news with great hilarity. No longer doubt, our hopes are being realized and our prayers answered.

Now let our people make a strong pall, a long pall, and all pall together for the good of this country.

Mr. Gas Geesling received some bad injuries last Monday caused by his horse falling on him while unhitching him from his buggy. He was conveyed home and is better.

Last Saturday a lot of sheep passed through town, making in all about 3,000 that J.M. and Joe May Copeland have taken to market.

Mr. Wilson Gunter of Pickett County was in town Tuesday on legal business.

Mr. Elisha Chastain’s bond has been approved and he has received his commission, so he is postmaster. He contemplates building an office large enough for both clerk and master, and post office.

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