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THE SMITHVLLE NEWS. VOL.1. SMITHVILLE, INDIANA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 1908. No, 2 SANDERS BALL TEAM DEFEATED They Challenged the State for a Winning Game but Lost the Fight, An Interesting Game With the Bloomington Nine Sunday, A game of base ball between the Sanders White Sox and a Bloom-ington ball team was played in that town last Sunday and was a very exciting one. The Sanders nine challenged any team in the state and the Blooming ton boys accepted and the result was that Sanders got defeated. Both teams out up a hard fight and did their best. The score was 6 to 9 in favor of the Bloomington boys. Hurst and Cunningham formed the Bloom-ington (unintelligible) boys of good old Bloomington and say they are going to wipe up the earth with them in the return game and that probably the entire gate receipts will be turned over to the county to help liquidate the indebtedness on the new court house, providing the ' 'grafters" and knockers don't get a slice off the deal. The line up was as follows: Bloomington. Sanders. H. Helms,............lb.................B. Cupps Cunningham...,.......c............H. Cantrell Strange................rf............. ......Nelson J. Hardy..............2b............J. Cantrell J. Ingle...............3b................H. Miller W. Johns...........cf...............:.........Zike Walsman.............If.............A. Douthitt W. Hurst...............p.—...........E. Douthitt The Bloomington team challenges any amateur team in the state for a game of Sunday ball to be played away from Bloomington. Subscribe for the News. Dr. Kentling was in Bloomington Wednesday on business. Ringling Bros, worlds greatest shows is to exhibit at Bloomington next Friday, August 14. Of course everybody will attend as the Ringling shows are the best. Miss Olive Whisnand, of Indianapolis, who has been visiting her mother Mrs. Julia Meadows has returned to her home in that city. Mrs, Esther Huff Dead Mrs. Esther Huff died Sunday at the home of her son-in-law, James A. Sweeney, near Ketch-am's mill, of cancer. She was over 75 years of age, a member of the Methodist church since her marriage and before her marriage a member of the Baptist church, She was honored and respected by all who knew her. The funeral was held at Simpson's Chapel Tuesday at one o'clock in charge of Amos Jones. Mrs. Huff is survived by the following children: Mrs. James A. Sweeney, Mrs. Joseph Forney Mrs. David Wright, Mrs. Martha Fox and Mr. Henry Huff. A brother of the deceased, Geo. W. Jones of Kokmo, accompanied by his wife, arrived to attend the funeral. Our First Subscriber Since our last Friday's issue we (?) received many compliments and ?-; 125 people have voluntarily subscribed for the paper. The first one however get on the paid up list for 1 year's subscription was Theodore Thrasher well known merchant Mr. Thresher has been ?gent here for 40 years. In the collections for stock subscribed in our paper the KAHN CLOTHING Co. were the first to send their check. In expressing our thanks and appreciation we herewith present to them a bouquet. Accident at Quarry William Sciscoe, a young man about 19 years old and an employ the National stone quarry met with an accidenl Monday afternoon while at work on a channeling machine. He was siding on a machine when he accidentally stepped backward and the top clamps which hold the drills in their position struck him on the top of the head inflicting a very painful wound. He was rendered unconscious by the blow but soon regained his consciousness again Dr. Kentling dressed the wound. It is a miracle was not killed outright. HARRY KYLES' BARN BURNS Fife of Unknown Origin Destroys One of the Barns near Harrodsburg. Much Hay and Corn Consumed by Flames. On last Monday night about 11 o'clock fire completely destroyed one of the large barns of Harry Kyle near Harrodsburg and its contents consisting a quantity of hay and corn. There is a number of barns on Mr. Kyle's farms and this is the one on. the farm occupied by Isaac Dixon. There was nothing in- the barn aside from the feed destroyed. It is not known whether or aot there was any insurance on the Structure. The origin of the fire is unknown , The Dryness of Bloomington. ? individual from Bed-ford ? drop into Bloomington would ? the town was so dry. that the whole place was about to ignite by spontentanous combustion. It is said even the fire laddies sleep under the hose wagon fearing such a calamity will happen. Even the sweetened wind you get at the soda fonntains is, less void of moisture than it used to be. An attempt was made recently by some of the refreshment places to relieve the situation somewhat by offering for sale a brown colored soap-suddy looking water under various labels, "next to beer" "dry beer," etc., which immediately caused the Good Citizens League and some of the church members to "sit up and take notice." After "siddling" around for a while, they all said it look-like beer. Some of . the bolder ones took up a bottle of it and said it smell like beer, but after tasting it—bah! said it was a "dirty" shame to deceive the public in any such a manner, they immediately instituted legal proceedings to stop the sale of it, but after a two days wrangle with a jury composed of some of the merchants around the square, decided as the "real thing" was rather scarce that they might as well try and make out with it until after the election. Mr. Waggoner, the Monon tie inspector was here on business Wednesday. Merchants who advertise in the News are kindly requested to send in their change of adds not latter than Wednesday. This vicinity was blessed with a fine rain Tuesday which was a welcome one as vegetation was suf fering greatly for want of rain. Not Dead by any Means If a stranger should happen to come to this place in the day- time he would prob.ably think this was one of the deadest towns in seven states. Not a single "loafer" in sight. While if he would wait until a little while after supper, quite a different scene is presented, everything is hustle and "bustle." We reckon our community is really more fortunate than . most places. There is work (not an abundance) but enough 'for everybody that wants to work. The two pikes being built helps out the situation very much. The quarries are not running full force like they used to, and some of them shutting down has its effect, but the general situation with laborers is not bad. During the last Id or 12 years there has been 29 different stone quarries that have opeedn up here. now in operation. Oolitic Stone Company. McMillen's Mill. Crown Stone Company. Monarch. Empire. Adams Bros. National. Mathers. Johnson. ceased operation. Diamond. Dunlap. OId Tominlson Eagle. Acme. Red Hawk. No. 18. No. 7, No. 11, Sears & Roebuck , (Sears & Ramsey) Newt Mathers. Some of the defunct quarries failures were due to not finding the right kind and enough stone, but the most of them that failed was due to the management not having backing enough to compete with the larger companies, rather than a deficiency of stone. There is plenty of stone around here and in places where there is more of it and a better grade than that being operated now, and it is only a question of time, until there will be a revival of the stone bnsi-ness again. The stone is here and it isn't every place in the United States that Indiana Oolitic limestone is found and is something the people have to have. As soon as people quit thinking about politics and get down to business the better it will be for everybody. What Our Neighbors Say ot Us. , The first issue of the Smithville News was issued Friday and present® a very newsy and creditable appearance. It is a four column folio and. presents the local happenings in a very readible manner. The, World-Courier wishes the newspaper success.—Bloomington's Mondays Daily World. The World and Editor Feltus have . from the first been very obliging, and assisted us greatly in our little undertaking, which a few words of encouragement by older persons in the same business is always appreciated and again co-oborates the fact that you can always do a man more good than you can do him harm.
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