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THE SMITHVILLE NEWS. VOL. I. SMITHVILLE, INDIANA,1 FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 1908. No, 3 THE MAD DOG SCARE BEGINS Now that Indiana University Opens Soon the Poor Canine Must Suffer. Get a Shot Gun and Lay for the Pesky Students. When you see the little german Haberdasher, with his fresh weines hanging out and you hear of mad dogs here and there, you may know that the university is about to open up again and the students are getting busy. Monday morning the neighborhood up near Isaac Mitchells, was all excitement over a telephone message saying a mad dog was running rampant and had headed down the east south pike. Every farmer along the road that wasn't to shakey, took a "crack" at it but did not wing it until it got down to Will S. Park's, when a well directed shot ended its life. Whether or not it was mad or the prank of some student to cause a "slump" in the-dog market- - is a question . -.The university and it takes dogs to make good weines, so there is a diplomat needed to open up the "dog-oned" stringency in the dog market. A valuable fox-hound belonging to Wm. Girtman was shot Tuesday night. The dog wandered over in the east part of town and some one filled it full of shot. To shoot a mans dog is always considered about the same as shooting one of the family, especially a foxhound. The Girtmans have a number of fox-hounds and they think as much of their dogs as some people do/of their horses. A Kid Game of Ball. The Smithville kids played the Sanders kids a game of base ball Sunday morning, at Sanders. The Smith-ville kids "skinned" the Sanders kids, to the tune of 25 to 9. The Sanders kids say the Smithville kids can't do the Sanders kids in another kid game. In the game of base ball between Sandsrs ''white sox" and Bartlettsville team, the score was 7 to 13 in favor of Sanders. Sanders will play the return game with the Blomington team next Sunday. New Restaurant at Sanders. Claud Reynolds opens up his restaurant to-night at Sanders, it is an up to date one and "fine and dandy." Mr. Reynolds is an enterprising young man and deserves the patronage of the community. We wish him success in his new enterprise. Frank Clendenen and Lon Smith of Chapel Hill, were here today on business and called at the News office. For Better Train Service A movement is being talked of among some of our leading citizens of filing a complaint with the Indiana railway commission to compel the Monon to give this place better railway accomodations. The French Lick train is what we want and should have it. This train used to earn an average of $100 a month in passenger traffic for Smithville alone, not considering Sanders and the quarry stations. There isn't a better passenger or freight station along the line than this place, and it gets the least accomodations. The accomodation, the only passenger train we have, runs the wrong way, as most of our traffic wants to go to Bloomington, but people are getting to the habit of going to Bedford to do trading, simply because they cannot go to Bloomington on the train, which ought to cause Bloomington to take a little notice and use what influence they can to get us better ac- comodations. The best opinion we can get from legal talent thinks the complaint will be held good and make better accomodations compulsiory if nothing can be done otherwise. Expensive for Bloomington On account of some stone left along the 3rd. street pike, caused a pony driven by John Mullins and Isaac Fox, to run away killing them both. Fox was thrown against a sharp stone splitting his head open like he had been hit with an ax. On account of the horrible accident, two suits are being filed by Robt, Miller against the city of Bloomington, for $10,000 each. That city already has a $6000 judgment standing against it, and with two more, and the Axtell shortage will make taxes pretty high. If they get too high for the ordinary class of people we might make room for some of them down here. The Old Soldiers Annual Reunion will be held at Chapel Hill, Sept. 4th. and 5th. Speaking by Judge Wilson, Edwin Corr, Hon. R. W. Miers and other prominent speakers. There will be plenty of amusment and refresments on the ground. The music will probably be furnished by the Smithville band. Try us for Job Printing. lew Store at Clear Creek Tom Hayse, who has been running a general store at Victor, has rented the old brick store building at Clear Creek. and will move his stock of goods there, He will probably move his family in the house soon to be vacated by Dr. jjackson. Mr. Hayse is a good business man aed no doubt will be successful at Clear Creek. At present there is only one store there, run by the well known firm of Dillman and Campbell. Claar Creek is a busy little town and has more nice little homes than most towns its size. All the people are industrious, sociable and refined. "'What we Would Gall Rubbing it on a Fellow" Even a brewing Co. has had the nerve io put up a box-car lettered sign right down in the middle of our dry town, in a dry county, and in plain view of hundreds of dry throats. Old Soldier Dead William Deckard. Wm. Deckard, aged 75 and an old soldier of the civil war died last Saturday of a complication of diseases, Mr. Deckard lived one mile east of here on Ramp Creek. He was a straight, honest upright old soldier, and highly respected by all who knew him. During his union to Nancy E. Lucas, 12 children were born, 6 of which are dead. Those living are Mrs. John Allen, Mrs. George Miller, Peter, Oscar, John and Rheuben, all residing in this vicinity. - Nothing speaks better for a town than well kept lawns, nicely painted houses and clean streets. Such evidence of thrift and home pride does not escape even the casual observer. The average person driving through on a car remembers the pretty places along the way and speaks of them to others and in this way a town is advertised far and near as a pretty modern thriving town. Mis. Joe (Carter) Spaulding, of Seymour will be here to attend the basket meeting in Leonards Grove. Aug. 23rd. Mrs. Spaulding is well remembered here and at one time was postmistress, under Harrisson? administration. LOCAL NEWS. Mrs. Cora Peters, of Bloomington, visited relatives here Wednesday. Miss Gertrude Wright spent Sunday with Miss Elsie Jones at Clear Creek. Mr. end Mrs. Homer Hepley, who have been visiting here, returned home last night. Misses Nellie Holman and Maysie Ramsey spent Monday with Miss Gertrude Wright. Aaron Wampler and Fred Sylvester attended an ice cream social at Har-rodsburg, Saturday night. The town is almost depopulated today, toattendthe Ringling circus, except the News foree and we - have to work. LOST—An EIks Watch Charm, No. 440. Elks tooth mounted in gold. Finder return to this office and receive reward. There must be money in the telephone business at Oolitic. Curtis Mitchell is building a three store stone building for his exchange. Geo. Adams and Alvin Rhorer, with their families, and Miss- Nora Prince, have returned from a weeks outing at Trinity Springs. The heavy rain* Wednesday night was a great blessing, but the electrical part was not much appreciated by the telephone companies. The Harrell and Deckard boys, who have been threshing wheat all over the south part of Monroe county and down about Oolitic, have returned home. Luther Chambers, of Bloomington, who was an old time resident of this township, and has been in Colorado, for tie past year, - was here Wednesday. 4'Henry Crafton a well known farmer, east of town, transacted business here Monday. He gladly accepts a sample copy of the News, and is very much interested in its success." Mrs. Hugh Baker has returned to her home in Bloomington, after a pleasant visit wiih relatives and friends here. She was accompanied by her sister, Mrs. Andy Deckard and children. R. L. Morgan, who is a good judge of law and ought to know a good paper when he sees it, says: "I have carefully read several copies of the News, and I desire to compliment the management on the preparation and arrangement of the paper." The band boys gave a concert, on the stand, Wednesday night, for the first time in several weeks. An extra feature was the clarinet and solo cornet by S. P. Temleton, the well known undertaker, and Wylie Cathcart,of the Monon freight department, of Bloomington. Many compliments were passed on the excellent program rendered. Editor Feltus who has just returned from a ten day fishing trip over on the Wabash,' is going around telling about the big fish he caught like this but this one is really what he did catch.
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|Title||Smithville News 1908-08-14|
Monroe County (Ind.)
Clear Creek (Monroe County, Ind. : Township)
Smithville (Ind.) -- Smithville News
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