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THE SMITHVILLE NEWS. VOL. I. SMITHVILLE, INDIANA, FRIDAY, APRIL, 16 1909. No, 36 Local News Anyone wanting to rent a potato patch or garden, call at this office. Doc Parnells have bought a fine new Kimball piano of Grant Hazel. Postmaster Johnson will goto Bloomington to-night where he will take 3rd degree Mason. FOR SALE—A good second hand Organ. Will sell cheap, call on Mrs. Emma Foster. We had to cut so much of the correspondenc this week because it came in so late. If our correspondents could manage to get it here on Wednesday, not Thursday and Friday, we could give them much better arrangement. Why not put up the county printing Iike any other matters to let by contract to the lowest bidder. A great saving of public funds could be made in this manner then €very establishment could get a chance at it without the "grafty" pulls. JUDGE MIERS THE STAR In Axtell Case. Axtells grief is due more to the speech of Judge Miers on the last argument than any other one thing, is the impression left by some of the jurors. The Judge is getting pretty well up in years, but as he grows older his powers as an orator grow more forcible. In all his argument he never gets insinuating or contentious, but presents his arguments in a fair and explicit manner based upon the true merit of the case, which is bound to win the heart of his audience. Capt N. E. Mathers tells some interesting things about his trip to the south and Cuba. He says the water is pretty rough from Florida to Cuba and at times the ship will rise several hundred feet on a large wave, then dart endwise downward submerging under the water several minutes- When asked if he wasn't afraid the boat would sink, he said for a while he was greatly alarmed, but when he began to get sick he wished very much that it would sink. BLOOMINGTON KNOCKS. Providece was favorable to the wornans chief vice on Easter Sunday, and as usual the sacred servients subordinated by them to something in the nature of Vanity Fair. Nothing arouses the primal fighting instincts of a Bloomington human animal of the female sex, than to see another female becomingly lidded with he same hat she was unable to wear. A person coming to this town of Bloomington from a far off country, say Milwaukee, would take all this ado over the blind tigers to be an outcrop of moral stamina on the part of the posessors of same. The sad fact is that it is more spite work than anything else and if the spiter could have worked out his spite on the spitee in some other approved fashion, he would have done so. It now developes that the unfortunate found lying on the Southern tracks some time ago, decapitated, was really murdered. Apropos of this, it is amusing to read the coroners verdict to the effect that the man was thrown under the wheels of the train accidently, and his head cut off by the car wheel. The head was neatly cut off around the Iower jaw, with a pocket knife, let us say. and when the murderer came to the vertebrae supporting the head, he wrenched the head off and completed the illusion of a train killing or accident by placing the head in the position made familiar in the papers. Reading the above the initiated will find one more argument for a city library. If the youth of this city had some place to go to and saturate their brains in Sherlock Holmes and Nick Carter to their hearts content, this affair would have been solved long ago. One of the men up for trial for running a blind pig upon being approached with the evidence, asked 15 minutes to look up a bondsman. This being granted he hiked to the well known blind tiger, Oblivion, and was so succssful that he is now running it. The Shark Euchre Club, after hibernating 43 odd days, has again resumed operations. There is a small defict in the treasury, 80c., due to the fact that the treasurer absconded with the cash box. This deficit was made up at the first meeting, by the members going without any refreshments whatever. If the hitch rack goes back, this town will not move one jot from its present position. If it dosen't go back vow the farmers, they will make this town wet. Useless talk! Any observer with a taste for having his eye opened knows that this town newer was and never will be dry. Christmas was observed in the several churches in this city in joyous fashion. In St Charles church the sacristan spent a goodly part of Saturday night getting in extra chairs for the visitors who always make it a point to hear the excellent Easter music sung by a well trained Choir. Axtell was found guilty, and was lodged in jail over Wednesday night. S. P. TEMPLETON SUCCESSOR TO J. M. HUNTER LICENSED EMBALMER AND FUNERAL DIRECTOR Calls answered Day or Night. Office Phone 80. Night Phones 1067. 1258. 1067 1258 Private Abulance Available at all hours. SOUTH WALNUT STREET. BLOOMINGTON. We have no comments to offer on this particular case, it being against our principle to kick a man when he is down, and it does look as if Axtell was the scapegoat of a select part of two or three or four or five as the case may be. Local tradition has it that when the first settler in Bloomington was about to die, and having a heart full of gratitude for the Monon R R Co., because they let him pick the stray coal along [missing text] unmolested, he bequeathed his bar to them for a way station. In all these years their sentimental consideration of the same has been so great that they never have had nerve to tear it down, and is still there in use, as any stranger within our gates finds out the first shot. And yet some papers say that railroads and other corporations have no sentiment! SOUTH UNION. Wind blew over 3 few items from the south west and was picked up on the pike. Clay Beard has rented the H. C. Allen farm farm. Jim Ketcham has moved into the big brick house on the H. C. Allen farm and works at McMillens mill C. M. Bowers has all the pike work he can do this summer. Olive Jones talks of going north to work this spring. South Union Sunday school and prayer meeting is in full blast. Haskel Tourner made a trip home Sunday to eat Easter goose eggs. V. H. McConnel and family made a flying trip to Lawrence Co. Saturday to eat eggs, J. W. Jones says the peaches are not all killed. V. H. McConnel says he will shear 1500 sheep in Monroe Co. this spring, he is the champion shearer of Indiana. Subscribe for The News. ADDITIONAL CLEAR CREEK. Chap May and wife, Ira Dillman and family, took dinner with Mr. and Mrs. J. Z. Dillman, Sunday. Fred Rice who is staying with his grandmother, visited at his home Sunday. Dave Blackwell is a new citizen of Clear Creek, having moved into the J. B. Mathers property. Jee May has moved into the Blackwell property. Mrs. J. O. Fowler and sons and Mrs. Ed Fowler attended church here Sunday and took dinner with H.F. Dillman and family. Mrs. Effie Smith has returned to her home in Bloomington after a weeks visit with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Kelley Thrasher. George Douglas visited his mother Monday. Henry Smith is on the sick list, also N. R. Lowder. Mrs. Hugh Flick and Miss Zelda Mathers spent Tuesday afternoon with Mrs. Anna Rice. Master Mack Reeves has a very sore arm, "cut by the Saturday Blade" success to Mack. Mrs. Walter Ketcham entertained several neighbors at a quilting Wednesday. Mrs. Harley Hazel is quite sick at the home of her father D. R. Guy. The Doctors at Bloomington are going to have a big "blowout" on the 12th. of May. "It would be awful, if none of them should be unable to get a perscription cashed. WM, TAYLOR Suddenly Stiken Down Wm. Taylor a well known farmer living near Harrodsburg suffered a stroke of paralysis last Friday and is in dangerous condition with little hopes for his recovery.
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|Title||Smithville News 1909-04-16|
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