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Archives 04-21-2010

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~ Local Happenings ~

Albert Ledbetter and Miss Frances Richardson were married Sunday. Attorney John Hart officiated.
 
Dr. Martin, of Cookeville, spent part of last week assisting Dr. Capps in treating Mrs. Knight, who has typhoid fever.
 
A.B. Dick markets the mimeograph.
 
William Boyd has rented the Miller House and will have it open for customers by the end of the month.
 
Brownie camera $1, film 15 cents a roll.
 
Luther Cannon has gone to Fentress County where he expects to teach a public school.
 
Pietro Mascagni’s opera “Cavalleria Rusticana” premiers. Theatraphone subscribers can hear live performances by telephone.
 
Are you running for office this year? No, you dern fool, I’m running to Dr. Burks for a bottle of Dr. Caldwell’s Syrup of Pepsin to cure this indigestion.
 
Work on the new Spring Creek Bridge in Oak Hill has begun. Mr. Craton, of Algood, has the job of rock work.
 
Herman Hollerith counts the U.S. population with punch cards.
 
Mrs. Harry Barnes and little daughter and Donna Butler left for their homes in Texas last Wednesday.
 
Typewriters are in common use in offices.
 
F.M. Ballenger, Mr. Foust,, J.F. Blaggs, J.H. Timberlake and N.W. Herrod were among the commercial travelers in Livingston last week.
 
First juke box, a coin-operated cylinder phonograph with 4 listening tubes, is manufactured.
 
Alice Marchbanks, of Nashville, visited relatives in Overton County last week.
 
Benjamin Dickenson, of three miles south of Livingston, reports that lightening killed a good mule of his last night just about sundown. Men are often taken just as suddenly.  
 
Friese-Greene builds the kinematograph camera and projector.
 
Our young men have organized a prayer meeting to be held at the Union Church every Wednesday night.
 
Hankins Bros. returned home last Wednesday, having completed the residence they were building for A.L. Dillen at Algood.
 
Eight conversions at Ruth’s Chapel last night.
 
Hilham has been visited with one more nice refreshing rain.
 
Mark Twain’s “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court”, published last year, is making the rounds in public schools.

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