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THE SMITHVILLE NEWS. VOL. I. SMITHVILLE, INDIANA, FRIDAY, AUG., 6, 1909. No, 49 New Good For Ladies Fall Wear New Carpets, Mattings and Draperies For the Home. Our Fall Stock is Rapidly Filling Up. Campbell & Co. Big Cash Store, Bloomington, Ind. LOCAL NEWS Born to Mr. and Mrs. Homer Utterback,a boy. W. G. Updegraff made a business trip to Indianapolis this week. Mrs. Lula Fox, of Bedford, is visiting Mrs. Edith Bowers, west of town. Dr. Jackson reports a boy born to Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Southern, at Guthrie. J. L. Warring and wife attended the Sherlock funeral at Harrodsburg yesterday. Mrs. G. M. Stipp is spending this week with the family of Newton Stipp near Bedford. Mrs. Belle Parnell of Bloomington, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Doc Parnell, west of town. Miss Amela and Sallie Wampler left Wenesdav morning for visit of several days with relatives in and near Mitchell. Miss Millie Tate has returned from South Union, where she went to attend the funeral of her grand-mother, Elizabeth Morgan. A BOY TO SPARE A BOTTLE OF WHISKEY A BOY, A REVOLVER, Neighbor Shot Down One of the most horribble shooting affray's that has occured in this part of the county for many years, happened at Mt Ebal Sat-night, during an ice cream social given by the church. Just at the close of the social Louis Sipes a young man about 20 years of age, and Stanley Cracraft drove up and Sipes ordered ice cream and began to get noisy. Just as many boys think it is smart to raise a disturbance at some gathering. Sipes exhibited a bottle of whiskey and began firing a revolver in the air. Claude Nikirk, a well known farmer, living near Fairfax, was in his buggy, with his wife and children, starting home, when the horse became frightened by Sipes shooting. Nikirk jumped to the horses head and told Sipes to cease firing and put his gun in his pocket, for he might shoot some one. Sipes replied that no G— d— s— of a b---could make him put it in his pocket and held up a whiskey bottle and told said he would shoot him thru the bottle if he didn't go away. Nikirk knocked the bottle out of his hands when Sipes fired three shots, with a 32 caliber Smith and Wesson revolver striking him about three- fourth of an inch above the left corner of the mouth, and in the right breast and in the thigh. Sipes then ate another dish of cream and walked home and went to bed a though nothing had happened. Dr. Jackson was called and seeing the nature of the wounds told them they would have to get a surgeon and Dr. Ed Harris was called and had him removed to his home. Nikirk could talk, was in his right mind and could sit up part of the time. Upon the suggestion of Dr Harris he was taken to the hospital where better nursing could be had and up to the present is getting along nicely with a fair chance for secovery. Sheriff Ratliff was telephoned for and came down and arrested Sipes. It is said when to the Polly Meadows home, with whom the Sipes lived, several men were there and he asked one man if he was the one that shot Nikirk. He replied that he was not, Sipes was standing near and spoke up and said "I am the one that shot him and I am not sorry either." This tragedy ought to be a lesson to boys who carry Revolvers and want to drink whiskey and try to act smart. How quick their lives can be wrecked and have the blood of a fellow neighbor on their hands and a penetenitary life staring them in the face. Just a short time ago, the neighbors recall the day when Sipes' mother died and his father took him on his back one cold winter day and carried him from Harrodsburg to Frank Meadows home at Fairfax, and his feet were frozen on the way. The W. S. Mercer family had Mrs. W. R. Sayre, of Los Angles, Cal., Dr. L. T. Lowder, Wallace Anderson and family, of Bloomington, as guests to 6 o'clock dinner Sunday, after which they attended Rev. Trusty's meeting at the Christian church. Many old time friends were made happy for the privilege of shaking the venerable doctor by the hand, and welcome him in their midst once more. Mrs. Sayre is kindly remembered here as Grace Anderson, a popular assistant in the former E. S. Fields Dry Goods establishment. Reports from George Gaither, Fogle and others who went west, say they are having a great time, but haven't landed any government land yet. They will get three more chances before thev return. Crowds of People Are Taking Advantage Of Whetsell's August Shoe Sale Where they get GOOD SHOES, NICE SHOES CHEAPER than they ever dreampt of. Whetsell Is making his word GOOD. Sale Ends Aug. 14. 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 Accom 10 55 am No. 41 Local Freight 7 20 a m For timetables, folders and all other information apply to T. Thrasher, Agt. Smithville, Indiana.
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|Title||Smithville News 1909-08-06|
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