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THE SMITHVILLE NEWS VOL. I. SMITHVILLE, INDIANA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY, 19 1909. No, 28 LOCAL NEWS The W. C. T. U. met with Mrs. Lucy Davenport, yesterday. Mrs. Louisa Leonard of Bloomington, is the guest of her brother, Silas Grimes and family. Mrs. Kate Lucas of Bedford, was the guest of her sister, Miss E. A. Deckard, last week. Mrs. Homer Hepley, of Bloomington. is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paris Trisler. Mr. F. Kentling returned to his home in Highlandville, Mo., Tuesday morning, after a pleasant visit with his son, Dr. Kentling. NOW IT IS AN ELECTRIC LIGHT PLANT. If everything was done that is talked of being done in this town, we would soon be so "swelled up" we wouldn't look at anybody that was from a "jay town" like Bloomington or Bedford. A number of citizens are now talking either an electric light plant or utilizing the gas from the Paris Trisler well, and negotiations are being made with an Indianapolis firm to come and see if such a proposition would be feasible. By estimation it is figured that electricity can be used about as cheap as the cost of coal oil and gasoline and it would be much more convenient, safer and better light, but whether there is enough enterprise back of the talk to push it to a reality is yet to be developed. George Gaither left Tuesday for Texas, on a prospective tour. If prospects look better in Texas than here he will move there. —SAFETY RAZORS—25c., 50c., or 75c. TYPEWRITERS, rebuilt machines at one-half price of new machines. Send address for catalogue. —Rekab Supply Co , Bloomington, Indiana. You can tell by the looks of a country newspaper, when they are doing a lot of job printing as will probably be noticed on the News this week. All our type is up on a job and we must apologize for such a bum sheet this week, mavbe it won't be so bad next week. An exchange says that women are usually polite to their company. They meet the company at the train, kiss her, quarrel about carrying her valise, fuss about paying the street car fare, scream when she suggests going home, and then—heave a sigh of relief when she does go. Do Your Duty. Let your neighbor be a back number if he wants to. Let him kick against any proposed improvment. Let him live in the solitude his forefathers lived in a hundred years ago—plow with oxen and cut grain with sickles. But see that you do your full duty to your community, your family and yourself. Work, act, talk for the good of the town and its institutions, and you will be remembered for generations after your indolent neighbor has received his three line obituary in the local papers and gone to "Hades." The Smithville News is jubilant over the probability of a new stone 3-story building there along the idea of the George building here. The Knights of Pythias and the Red Men there are behind the move and they usually go through with whatever they undertake, the proposition is for the ground floor to be a sort of opera house or town hall and the upper floors to be lodge rooms for the two orders, which have a total membership of nearly two hundred.— Oolitic News. Had a Legitimate Claim-A man went to hell, and was walking about putting on so many airs that the Devil said to him: ''Say! You go about there as if you owned the place-" "I do!" reflected the man- "My wife gave it to me just before I died." The large gasoline lamp, the citizens placed on a pole down town to "light up the town"—like all gasoline lamps has turned out to be a "fizzle," and is not used anymore. It did fine, for a while, sometimes it would burn, and more times it wouldn't, so it has been passed up as a bad deal. A problem. Can you figure it out? A man entered the office and asked the cost of a ticket to a certain station and was told $3. He had but a $2 bill. He left the office and took his $2 bill to a pawn shop and pawned it for $1.50. On his way back to the depot he met a friend and sold him the pawn ticket for $1.50 and this gave him the required $3 for the railroad ticket. Now who's out that extra dollar? There is a Chinaman at Indiana University, who is sent by his government, with about $2000 a year to "blow in." This Chinaman is a "Chinese gentleman" and with his high standing, like everybody else, has his "hobbies" one of them is for dolls and toy pistols etc. Nothing but the very best is bought by him, and on last Xmas he added to his collection a $10 doll. What would people here, do for public amusement if the trains were to stop running through the town.—Stinesville Times. We are not bothered much about trains here, we play checkers. The K. of P Lodge of Ellettsville is having the old building opposite the Masonic Hall, torn down in order to erect a new two story stone building, this spring. The building being torn down is one of the oldest in the town having been erected by Elisha Allen who conducted a general merchandise business in it for a number of years — Ellettsville Farm. ANNUAL WHITE SALE This Sale Continues All This Week With Unabated Vigor. The Showing and Special Bargains offered are Without Paralell. We Wish to Mention the Muslin Underwear Department On Second Floor We say that this department was never more complete and never was our merchandise more pleasing and quality and workmanship better. SPECIAL BARGINS SHOES CLOTHING Don't Forget OUR Basement. Big Cash Store, Bloomington, Ind- —FOR SALE—One two horse McFarland,Buggy, Stanhope Style. Good is new. Will sell for $35 cash or approved note. Inquire at this office. A farmer returning home from hunting the other day found his neighbor just leaving the house, and being of jealous nature, drew his gun and filled the man's legs with fine shot. A lawsuit followed, and it was learned that the man was there to borrow the local paper. The lawsuit cost $75 and the doctor's bill was $25 and 75c. would have saved the trouble. MONON ROUTE is the best route to Chicago, LaFayette, Indianapolis and Louisville and all points North and Northwest. Solid Vestibule Trains, Dining Cars, on through day trains and Pullman Sleepers on all night train. SMITHVILLE North Bound No. 8 Bloomington Accom 5 56 p m South Bound No. 7 Louisville Accom 6 37 am No. 41 Local Freight 7 20 a m For time tables, folders and all other information apply to T. Thrasher, Agt. Smithville, Indiana.
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