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Mail Tribune 100, Aug. 25, 1920

The following news items were drawn from the archives of the Mail Tribune 100 years ago.

Aug. 25, 1920


To attempt to describe a great film comedy like “Tillie’s Punctured Romance” is like trying to make a person laugh by telling him about a funny cartoon. When the hilarity is due to the antics of such famous comedians as Charlie Chaplin, Marie Dressler, Mabel Normand, Mack Swain and Chester Conklin, all featured in “Tillie’s Punctured Romance,” the Mack Sennett masterpiece of comedy which is now playing at the Liberty theatre, cold type cannot make the reader appreciate the side-splitting, spontaneous laughter this comedy brings forth.

If laughing really does put fat on, the population of the United States will take on several tons of weight when this picture does the rounds. There is a “laugh in every flicker,” not to mention a scream in about every third one.


The Hub will have a style show at their store this evening after the band concert and everybody is invited to attend. They have their new fall ladies’ ready-to-wear and shoes and Mr. Hubbs assures the public that they will see the top-notch of new styles at this show. The new things will be shown on live models. After the concert be sure and attend the show.


The change in the weather overnight which brought with it a much lower temperature and heavy clouds was generally welcome following the long hot spell. It rained in the mountains last night but no rain fell in the valley so far as is known beyond a little sprinkle at Ashland early last night. This forenoon seemed like a winter day, with coats feeling comfortable, and made us forget the tyranny of the ice man and remember to hustle up our winter wood and that it is not too early for Christmas shopping. The weather outlook is unsettled, with the black flag up and the prediction of probable rain for tonight and Thursday.

— Alissa Corman;acorman@rosebudmedia.com

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