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THE SMITHVILLE NEWS. VOL. I. SMITHVILLE, INDIANA, FRIDAY, July 30, 1909. No, 48 Fall Goods Arriving Everyday Bargains in all Sumurer Merchandise. Campbell & Co. Big Cash Store, Bloomington, Ind. LOCAL NEWS What's the use to go fishin' in "dry" territory? "The news birthday is to-morrow why not make it a post card shower."? George Bennett is out again after being layed up at the hospital. Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Burkhart, of Bloomington, visited friends here Sunday. Mrs. R. W, Johnson visited relatives at Bloomington the first of the week. There was a party at Silas Wisley's, Wednesday night and a number from here walked down. Miss Edna McNeeley of Martinsville, is visiting her sister, Mrs. Raymond Deckard. Miss Lorine Carson and Porter Hazel of Bloomington made a short call on Dr Jackson Sunday evening. Mrs. Nannie Dowden of Bloomington, is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Warring this week. Miss Anna Grimes was the guest of Miss Mabel Strain, at Harrodsburg, over Sunday. Miss Grace Hainey has returned from a weeks visit with Miss Nannie Cunningham, at Bloomington. Irvin Grimes, of the National Life Insurance Co., of Chicago, is here on a weeks visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Silas Grimes. James Morris, the well known garden "truck" man near Bloomington was here with a load of fine tomatoes Monday. Mrs. J. M. Bennett and children, are here from Lafayette, for a few weeks visit with the families of A. F. Bennett aud C. W. Oldham. Henry Woodward is here from Texas, the guest of his sister, Mrs Louis Litz, west of town, and other Monroe county relatives. The barn of Wm Meadows at Fairfax; burnt last week, quite a lot of hay harness and farming tools was destroyed The cause of the fire is not known. Unsual doings in "hades" this week. They have built up the fire hotter than common. Some one of political notriety having arrived we presume. Its 90 in the shade here. There was quite a religious demonstration at Walkers Chapel last Sunday. 10 converts were baptized by Rev. Bair of Harrodsburg and Wm. Telfer of Bloomington. Rev. Fields preached at Harrobsburg during Rev. Bair sabsence. OFF FOR A LAND OF MILK AND HONEY. Monday morning, cleanly shaven, starched, and neatly dressed, with their pockets full of revolvers and bowie knives, suit cases full of-fred chicken, clean collars, handkerchiefs etc, and pocket -books with the $10, $20 and $50 bills peeping out at each corner, George Gaither, J. G. Fogle, Marshal Chambers and John Trisler "went out west" to gamble with the government for a piece of Montana land. It used to be when the government opened up some new land, a day was set and everybody would make a rush for claims from a certain distance, but so many hardships and deaths resulted from this plan, that the government now gives it out on the lottery plan. You go and register, pay 25c and you are given a ticket which is put up and in this case at Spokaina, will be drawn out on Aug. 5th, the lucky person gets 1st choice and so on. The chances at Spokaina are, at latest reports, about one in twenty. Soldiers are not compelled to appear in person and [missing text] power of attorney by some one. so Capt. and T. J. Louden and Chas. Rawles of Bloomington, sent for a chance. After making their register, the party from here will go on to the Seattle Expositon and stay there until after the drawing and if they are lucky will return to Spokaina and get ready to stay 14 months on their claim, which is necessary to secure a title. Dr. Kentling and L. R. Thompson, and a number of others from Bloomington, are up near Gosport, flirting with the mermaids in White river." (Don't mention it to their wives.) They are in a boat and just drifting down with the current. They are using those swiss army rifles, bought at Von Brehen's great sale, to shoot mosquitos with. Sunday is the annual old Mt Salem meeting. Rev Trusty will preach in forenoon and Rev Bair, of Harrodsburg, in afternoon, and both will have services here at the Methodist and Christain churches at night. Mrs. C. M. Stipp and Irvin Grimes visited their uncle Irvin Grimes, south of Harrodsburg, Wednesday. Never hit a man when he is down. Give him your best when you down him. 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 6 56 p m No. 12 Lafayette Accom 3 47 p m South Bound No. 7 Louisville Accom 6 37 a m No. 11 French Lick AcCnm 10 55 am No. 41 Local Freight 7 20 am For time tables, folders and all other information apply to T. Thrasher, Agt. Smithville, Indiana. FOR SALE—1 Horse Gasoline Engine. $20.00 Call at News office. NOTICE—Anyone suffering from Cancer, and wanting to get well, address Lock Box 282, Edinburg, Indiana. A PROPHECY (Concluded) (Contributed) In last weeks paper we predicted a very brilliant career for some of our most promising young men. The future restaurant propretor complains that he is only a "chronic dish-washer" (how awful) at present, but we regard that as a stepping stone on the road to proprietor-ship. The great Lincoln was once only a rail-splitter. Just keep on keeping on and succeas will crown your efforts. Andrew Stull and Alger Burkhart were ommitted last week as we knew nothing about their hopes and aspirations. We picture Mr. Burkhart as the Mayor of Smithville, but think Mr. Stull will eventually decide that he is too honest to be a financial success as a merchant and will settle down to be a farmer. To make up for his disappointment we will promise him a charming bride, with black hair and blue eyes, who lives over near the Adams quarry, to share his clod-hop-ping existance. The stars, especially the dipper, point to John Stull as a merchant in the dim distant future. (We do not mean to reflect against his honesty however.) Of Buster Parnell, we think best to say nothing, as we are almost sure he would go and be something other than we predict, if only to show that we were not infallible. We were, not able to foresee who would be our future road supervisor, but think John Trisler did aspire to that lofty, get-rich-quick position but gave up in dispair before he could obtain it and left for Montana. For fear we have caused some one pain or anxiety, we will say that "'chronic" is not as bad as it looks, unless it comes before a word worse than bachelor. Now if you had been called a "chronic old maid" you would indeed have a kick coming. Finis. Imitation is not only flattery, but sometimes an inprovement.
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