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Archives 03-17-2010


~ Local Happenings ~

John Lea II has lost two horses. John Sehon, one. Miss Tennessee Copeland, one. Alvin Vaughn, two. No doubt others have lost horses.
While on the way to Cookeville, a team ran away with Reverend Stephen Davis and his wife, injuring him slightly, and badly crippling her.
Sympathy to the bereaved family of Mrs. Travis Pendergrass. She was an estimable woman. 

All persons having claims against G.B. Stiles, deceased, or owing said G.B. Stiles, deceased, will please file their claims with me and settle said accounts with me as required by law.
R.L. Barks, Administrator
Mr. W.W. Harris returned from federal court Monday evening, looking well and hardy.
The peddler has again made his appearance, and is going from house to house to begin selling his table cloths, napkins, towels, etc.
Mr. Joe D. Hatcher, of Eagle Creek, passed through town Monday, enroute to Nashville and Cincinnati, to buy a stock of goods.
The bridge at Caney Fork is now completed, and trains are ready to run across. Track laying is now carrying on as fast as possible, and our long train will be running into Cookeville, our sister city.
Reverend John Land was struck with a severe attack of paralysis last Saturday. He was very low, but is now some better.
W.B. Bratton and Filmore Roddy, grocery and dry goods drummers, are in town, mingling with our merchants this week.
Mr. W.H. Hussey and family are visiting friends in Spring Creek this week.
Our stores were brightened last week by pleasant calls from Misses Florence and Nannie Windle. Call again ladies.
A great many people want other people’s children whipped for anything. Then why have they got their bristles stuck up worse than a porcupine bringing in a load of crab apples when one of their children is whipped at school? Some will send their children to school with no books at all except Webster’s speller, with the leaves severed from one side to another. These children will attend school one day in three a week, and their parents will blame the teacher for not teaching their children good morals and manners.
Palmetto Step stoves No. 7, with copper bottom trimming, at W.D Sloan & Co. for $9.00.
Rutherford B. Hayes and daughter have sailed for Bermuda on the steamship Trinidad.

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