Smithville News 1908-08-21 Page 1
|Previous||1 of 4||Next|
Loading content ...
THE SMITHVILLE NEWS. VOL. I. SMITHVILLE, INDIANA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 1908. No, 4 LOCAL NEWS Muriel Trisler and Lily Pate visited Grace Stanley Friday. It is about time to begin ordering your winters supply of wood and coal. 50 nice visiting cards printed at this office for 25 cents. All the boys and girls are getting them. Bessie, the little daughter, of Fuget Wampler, ill withtyphoid fever, is getting better. Sunday is the basket meeting in Leonards Crove. Everybody come with well filled bnskets. Mr. and Mrs Doc Parnell are visiting the family of David Parnell and other relatives in Sullivan county. Robt. Wells and Jas. Stevens of Bloomington, are her working with the Mc Cormick and Miller pike contractors. —See Grant Hazel for Kimball Pianos Organs. Also Second Hand Organs. "Easy Payments. 501 South Madison St. Phone 1006. It is generally conceded by all newspapers that Smithville and vicinity furnishes more genuine sensational news than any other part of Monroe County. Another reason why you should take the News to get the exact particulars. Water melons, from local patches are now on the market and yet command a high price. They are very small and the crop is short on account of the dry weather. A good water melon tastes fine, but is very liable to make work for the doctor. It looks rather funny to read an advertisement in a West Baden paper, of a hotel owner wanting to sell out on account of ill health. We always thought when any one was sick, that there was the place to go. There will be no more court until October, and Judge Wilson between speakings at every public gathering,is putting in his time trying to rest up. If any one ever needed rest it is a judge who has to sit in a court room day after day, listening to the troubles of all kinds of people, and have to constantly keep his mind on the a ert with a law library or two going through his head to settle all kinds of disputes with the lawyers, takes a man very strong physically as well as mentally. Renewing the Old Wagon.. While Ed Stull was repairing an old wagon, he intended to drive an old rusty nail in the bed. The first lick he struck it flew in two and struck him in the eye just below the sight injuring the sight but if proper care is taken it will prob-ally will be well in a few days. WOMAN SUICIDES Mrs. Emma Johnson Ends Life by Drowning Community Shocken by the Sad News. Mrs. Emma Johnson, aged 36, wife of Andrew Johnson who is ledge boss at the Empire quarry, 1 1/2 miles north of town, committed suicide by jumping into a deep hole of water in the quarry. The Johnson family live in one of the company houses just a few yards from the quarry, and yesterday morning about day light before any of the family was; awake, stole softly from the house and going down into the quarry, walked out on a water pipe, leading out to a hole of water when she either jumped or fell before she got to deepest water, falling on a ? ered with about 18 inches water. When found only part of her body was under water. The husband awoke shortly afterwards and was just starting to search for her when Wm. Deck-ard in passing the hole of water, noticed the body and gave the alarm. Just what prompted her in her rash deed, is not known, but ill health and possibly.some petty family trouble. Mrs. Johnson's maiden name was Bell, ,and she was related to the Bell family at Harrods-burg. She leaves a husband and six small children. The funeral was held to-day at the Gullets Creek graveyard in Lawrence County. BROWN COUNTY ' Has Got the New Sheath Skirt "Skinned." According to the Columbus Evening Republican, which is the first newspaper to give the account of an artist of national reputation, but is keeping his name suppressed and that of his model also, is painting a picture of a sunrise in the scenic hills of Brown County. He has selected a hill near Nashville, and poses on its summit the form of a nude girl, with no more clothing than eve had on before she started the fig-leaf fashion. Just as the suns rays-begin to break over the form of the girl each morning he begins to paint, and it is said the picture will sell for thousands of dollars, if there is anything in notriety he and the girl are getting out of it, it surely will be a great masterpiece. The fact that a nude model is posing in open country, is causing quite a sensation, when in the art acadamies in the cities such an exhibition is an every day occuranee, with different models each week. It is said all the male natives in Brown are getting up about 3 o'clock and are very late for breakfast. John Foster .is, writing insurance for the Continental Co. Mrs. Mat Butcher and daughter Alma, visited Jennie George yesterday. Schuyler Luther, of Fairfax, was here to-day, peddling some fine peaches. John Wampler transacted business in Bloomington Thursday. Mattie Fox, of Bloomington, is visiting her parents west of town. FOR SALE—A good second hand Cook Stove, for $2.00 call at this office at once. Charley Deckard has sold old 'Barney' his delivery horse to Martin Finn at Bloomington; - A number of young people of the M. E. church, were picnicing at Luther Lowe's, yesterday. C. M. Norman, the grapohone dealer, of Bloomington, was here on business, Wednesday. He just a few days ago, sold a fine machine to Mose Burris. Noble Burkhart, the butcher is 'cripping' around with a badly sprained knee, the effect of leading an unruly calf. On account of a typographical error in an item on second page relative to condition of James Sylvester, who has typhoid fever, we wish to say he is getting much better. Dr. Leon Whetsell, of Bloomington, is waiting on him. Miss Grace King and Jennie George were at Mitchell Wednesday, to spend the day with Henry Bishop and family, Hanagan Brassfield was at Bedford and accompanied them home. Mrs. Hazel attended the exchange during the ab-senee of Miss George. J. L. Warring Buys Thompson's Smithville Store. L. R. Thompsom, who is running a general store at Sanders, and for several years owned a branch store at this place under the management of Loebe Warring, sold the stock Monday, to Mr. Warring. The condsideration is not given out, but both parties seem to be well pleased with the trade. Mr. Warring is a good business man, and has plenty of money at his command to conduct the business in an up to date banner. He was trustee of this township before John M. Harrell, our present trustee, and has the best wishes of the community for his success. Accident at Oolitic Quarry. James Leech, while 'hooking" on the mill derrick, at the Oolitic quarry about one o'lcock this afternoon, got his foot under a truck and two of his toes on his right foot were badly mashed. Dr. Jackson was called to dress the wound. FRAIK McCORMiCK - NEARLY KILLED Attacked by An Employe On the Pike. And Was Rendered Unconscious For a Time. A. F. McCormick, who is one of the contractors, building the new Ketchams Mill pike, running west, was attacked by Romey Goss, who had been working under him, and was struck behind the ear, which from the appearance of the wound, is thought to have been done with a pair of "knucks." Goss had been loading scrapers, and been laid off a few days on account of the grading nearly all being completed. He came out on the works Tuesday afternoon in an intoxicated condition, and they were working on a little strip of grading, and Sylvester was working at the same job he had. He told McCormick he didn't like to see some one else working at his job and demanded his time. Mc Cormick told him he did not have his checkbook, and he would have "to wait until after quitting time, and just then went to take hold of a scaper to load it, when Goss struck him hitting him behind the ear. After he fell it took nearly all the hands to keep Goss from killing him. A warrent has been sworn but in justice Davenport's court, and the warrent issued to Sheriff Ratliff who was here this afternoon but could not locate him. It seems that failures in Building and Loan association is getting to be a fad. The Bedford Association failed this week wihout any appearant reason excepting loose management. Mrs. E. Nixon, west 6th steet Bloomington, wife of the editor, is doing some soliciting and is rapidly increasing our subscription list. She has only made a small canvass in the west part of Bloomington and has received 73 paid up. subscriptions, to date. It is intended that she will make a canvass in Clear Creek, Smithville, Harrodsburg and surrounding community at an early date. When she calls on you, you undoubtedly can spare 75 cents for this paper to be sent to you for one whole year. Walter Trisler, one of the force, had a narrow escape yesterday, from a serious injury, while putting a belt on one of the pullies connecting a generator that furnishes electricity for the telephone exchange, his right hand got caught in the belt and badly bruised it up. If the belt on the engine had not slipped, it would probably have torn off part of his hand.
|Collection Name||Smithville Newspapers|
|Title||Smithville News 1908-08-21|
Monroe County (Ind.)
Clear Creek (Monroe County, Ind. : Township)
Smithville (Ind.) -- Smithville News
|Usage Rights||Digital Image copyright 2010, Trustees of Indiana University. For more information, contact Indiana University Bloomington Libraries.|
|Ordering Information||The digital image is protected by copyright. For permission to reproduce this image, please contact the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries, 1320 E. 10th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405. email@example.com|