110 YEARS AGO
Thursday, Sept. 30, 1909
from the Mathews Journal
Mr. S. P. James is writing insurance to beat the band but at the same time is whooping up the grocery business for all it is worth. On every Saturday he sells for cost and has a crowd on the string all day. The good people from all the county round are coming in to take advantage of the opportunity for saving.
Will trade a good farm and road horse for a suitable brood mare and give boot. For sale, a No. 9 Hockney Valley hand power feed cutter for cutting hay, oats, top fodder, etc., cost $16. Have no use for it and will take $8, also seed wheat for sale. Apply to Dr. Hoskins or at Spring Hill.
100 YEARS AGO
Thursday, Oct. 2, 1919
from the Gloucester Gazette
Posters have been distributed about the county inviting men between the ages of 18 and 45 to join Gloucester’s National Guard company, now forming. All men between 18 and 45 are eligible. The enlistment period is for one year, with drill one night a week.
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