Local News – 1912 (August 17)

Local News

Anderson County News, August 17, 1912:

Two new Pacific type locomotives have been placed in service on the Clinton division this week for trial service.

District No. 19 United Mine Workers of America in session at Knoxville this week elected the old officers as follows:  President, John Bowden; Vice-President, Pat Carey; Secretary, Thos Gann.

Theodore Viles, engineer of the Electric light plant, is ill this week.

Virgil Clough, assistant postmaster is ill with asthma at the home of his father at Robertsville.

Mrs. Millard Webster while washing Wednesday a few household articles had the misfortune to run a needle which was in the cloth through the palm of a hand.  The needle broke off in the flesh and could not be located for removal.  The wound has been giving her considerable pain.

The Macy Carnival Show played to a small business here last week.

The Knights of Pythias will meet in regular session Monday night at 7:30 o’clock.

Farmers of the Fourth district had a lively chase after a hog in that locality which had been living high on melon patches in the district.  On being captured the hog proved to be the property of J. H. Underwood of Clinton and had strayed away several months since.

The Bible Study Club will be led Friday night by Prof. J. R. Owen, the subject being “The Ruler’s Daughter.”  The public is cordially invited to attend.

Will Dail a young farmer living in Dutch Valley was the successful contestant for Anderson county in securing a free trip to the State Fair at Nashville next month awarded by the management of the fair for the best essay on farming.  He is a member of the Boy’s Corn Club.

The Southern railway has neatly cut the weeds and brush from the right of way on the road near town.

All the district schools of Anderson county opened for the fall term Monday morning with a good enrollment.  The Andersonville Institute in charge of Prof. Wayne Longmire will open next Monday.

Complaint is being made of corn being thefted from ssome of the gardens in and around town.  The thief who would do a trick like this is courting a great risk, as the woners of the corn fields say they are prepared to give him a buckshot serenade if he continues his visits.

Esq. H. C. Slover has had his residence on Deopt Street much improved by a new addition, roofing, porches, etc.  The house has been painted a bright ocre color which gives a pleasing and attractive effect.

The lsate roof is being torn from the Clinton High School building and a new metal roof will replace the old one which has been used since the bulding was erected nine years ago.

The Labor day picnic at McAdoo Springs given by the MagnetKnitting Mills is going to be an enjoyable affair.  The management of the mill will distribute about thirty dollars worth of prizes in  addition to nice premiums from the local merchants.  Only mill employs will contest for the general prizes, but everybody is invited, and there will be a few special contests open to the public.  Music will be furnished by Clinton Concert Band throughout the day.

Sam A. Breageale of Harriman was here Thursday.  He is a candidate for the republican Senatorial nomination for this district.  He is an attorney of Roane county and a former newspaper editor.

[Transcribed with no corrections to spelling, grammar or punctuation by Stephanie A. Hill from a scan of the microfilmed original at the Clinton Public Library.]

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