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Early Files for October 19, 2015

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119 years ago: 1896
Mr. G.L. Boggs and daughter,
of Corinth, were in town
Thursday. Mr. Boggs was
using a new wagon which he
has just finished, doing all
the work and painting himself,
along at odd times. The
wagon will compare favorably
with northern wagons.
A man named Fought with
his wife and four children
came to Nashville last week
from Hot Springs and are in
destitute circumstances. The
man is 64 years old, a cripple
and suffers with rheumatism,
and his wife is sick. The only
one able to work is a boy 14
years old. He was on the
streets hunting work and asking
for something for supper
and breakfast. They are living
in a house at the end of the
bridge in old town.
(Adv.) “Mother’s Friend”
is the best remedy for Rising
Breast. Shortens labor and
lessens pain. Endorsed and
recommended by midwives
and all ladies who have used
it. $1.00 per bottle.
109 years ago: 1906
Rev. White, a Christian
preacher from Langley, entered
a plea of guilty to the
charge of cruelty to animals
in Esq. E.E. Pinkerton’s court
and was fined five dollars
and costs. It seems that Mr.
Whitehead went to assist one
of his neighbors to get some
hogs out of the field. Upon the
suggestion of the defendant
the ham strings were cut to
prevent the hogs from getting
back into the field. Mr.
Whitehead’s plea of guilty was
entirely voluntary.
A petition is being circulated
in the vicinities of Dotson
and Westbrook for the pardon
of Jett Lewis, who is serving a
term in the state penitentiary
for the killing of Carl Michael
near Ozan. Lewis was sentenced
to a term of twenty-one
years, and has served but a
few months.
Eleven final proofs of
homestead were made before
Court Clerk Anderson in this
city yesterday.
76 years ago: 1939
Work was started Monday
morning on gravel surfacing
the Nashville and Columbus
road, and will be pushed to
completion as fast as possible.
The work is being done
as a WPA project, with the
sponsorship by the Nashville
Chamber of Commerce and
citizens along the road.
Rhuel Ward of Dierks,
charged with assault with
intent to rob J.L. Bridges in
Dierks about four months ago,
was arrested at Blytheville
Tuesday, and was returned
to jail in this city Tuesday by
Deputy W.A. Scoggins
(Adv.) Howard Theatre,
The Ritz Brothers in “The
Gorilla” with Anita Louise and
Patsy Kelly. It’s a riot of fun
and full of thrills.
26 years ago: 1989
Homecoming royalty selected
this week at Nashville
High School includes: maid
of honor Allison Hill, queen
Christina Bratton, sophomore
football maid Michelle McGill,
junior football maid Amy Gammill,
senior football maids
LaDonna Boyles and Betsy
Davis, senior class maids Tara
Horn and Amelia Jamison,
junior class maid Kim Adams
and sophomore class maid
Tracy Womack.
Annette R. Fay, daughter
of Corliss Humphries of
Nashville, was among the 64
new members inducted into
Harding University’s chapter
of Alpha Chi on October 8.
Alpha Chi is a nationally affiliated
society encouraging and
recognizing superior scholarship.
Fay, a junior elementary
education major has a 3.95
grade point on 65 semester
hours of credit.