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Archives 03-10-2010


~ Local Happenings ~

Livingston Markets
Butter fresh: 7 ½ cents to 10 cents
Eggs fresh: 5 cents per dozen
Apples: 2 cents per lb.
New goose feathers: 35 cents per lb.
Mixed feathers: 20 cents to 25 cents per lb.
Ginseng: $1.75 to $2.00 per lb.
Beeswax: 20 cents to 22 cents per lb.
Tallow: 4 cents per lb.
Green apples: 50 cents to 75 cents per bu.
Irish potatoes: 25 cents per bu.
Sweet potatoes: 50 cents per bu.
Stock Peas: 90 cents to $1.00 per bu.
Navy Beans: $1.00 per bu.
White Kidney Beans: 90 cents per bu.
Colored Beans: 75 cents per bu.
Shelled corn: 80 cents per bu.
Ear corn: 60 cents per bu.
Green Hides #1: 3 ½ cents per lb.
Dry salt-hides: 6 ¾ cents per lb.
Flint: 7 cents per lb.
Sheep skins: 20 cents to 60 cents
Stove coal: 25 cents per bu.

You will do well to examine through Brown and Murphy’s stock of overcoats, Ladies cloaks, walking jackets, shawls, etc.

Forest Windle of Tubb & Windle at Cookeville is doing a splendid job in the produce trade. Mr. Windle deserves success. He is polite and obliging and pays the highest market prices for all kinds of country produce.

Overton County should be proud to have Alpine Academy among us. Our young men should not go beyond this school to obtain a first-class education.
Mr. C.H. Chowning of Oakley is enthused for the establishment of the proposed cannery. He says it will more than triple the business in Livingston and more than double the population in a year.

Mrs. A.M. Growden of Sacramento arrived from that point last Friday to attend her mother, Mrs. Jesse Walling, who has been quite ill.

J.C. French last Saturday lost a pocketbook with $5.00 and other papers in it. The finder is asked to return it.

Ayer’s Cherry Pectoral – A prompt and certain remedy for croup, colds, and pectoral infections.


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