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Archives 05-19-2010


~ Local Happenings ~

Love can see beauty where the world sees only deformity.
Mr. Lonnie Bilbrey and Miss Sarah Miller, of Eagle Creek, were united in marriage Christmas night by Esq. Nelson, this being the seventeenth couple he has united in holy bonds during the fourteen years as justice of the peace.
Elder S.F. Kirby and Rev. R.S. Crump will begin a series of debates, at Mt. Pisgah, Clay County that will continue for a week.
Overton County 1891 Levi
Poll Tax: $1.
School Tax: 15 cents.
Pauper Purposes: 10 cents.
County Indebtedness: 20 cents.
The levying of road tax was deferred until next term.
Maj. Hill, of Spencer, was in town Saturday prospecting in regard to bringing one of his mills to Livingston.
American Express issues first travelers cheques.
Miss Maggie Lansden, who has been visiting relatives in White County for several weeks, has returned to Livingston looking quite well.
Horses are still dying about Cookeville from blind staggers. The cause is not known. Seven have died within a few days.
A man is very poor if he has nothing that will do more for him than money.
Guy de Maupassant goes insane after writing novels, plays and 300 short stories.
The voting place of the second civil district was ordered changed from the Williams old precinct to Hardy’s Chapel.
T.M. Oakley, D.L. Hostler and W.C. Martin were elected County Court Finance Committee for 1891.
Mr. Jasper Setser, of Hilham, was elected County Superintendent.
Impressionist Claude Monet paints “Haystacks”.
Those who are troubled with wire worms or white worms in flower pots should water their plants occasionally with clear lime water. This is made by stirring a liberal quantity of lime and water, and allowing it to stand until the liquid is clear. This simple remedy is prompt and reliable.
The man who goes out to meet trouble always does.
Those who are not quite right themselves always feel better when they can find something wrong with others.
Thomas Hardy writes “Tess of the D’Urbervilles”.
Hold a crystal of quartz, a stick of butter, a daisy, an acorn, and you will not find a single element of matter that is not found in your physical frame.
Some market gardeners say tomato plants shouldn’t be staked. If fine, clean fruit pays, then staking should be adopted.

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