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THE SMITHVILLE NEWS. VOL. I SMITHVILLE, INDIANA, FRIDAY, AUG., 20, 1909. No, 51 Shoes For Ladies Gentlemen and Children We Pride ourselves on our splendid stocks and large varieties. Shoes Bought here mean Comfort,Style and Durability. Campbell & Co. Big Cash Store, Bloomington, Ind. LOCAL NEWS Mrs. Louis Litz, west of town, is quite sick. Alvin Rhorer and family visited at C. E. Deckard's yesterday. The nine year old son of Ed Sylvester, west of town, is ill with typhoid fever. Mrs. Mary Shields visited her daughter, Mrs. George Floyd over Sunday. Geo. Hensley and family attended the reunion at the No 1 school house in Perry tp. yesterday. "The president of the brewery association wants to see you in Louisville, Sunday." Editor Feltus especially invited. The Sells-Floto made a clearing of $1250, above ail expenses, which proves that it pays to advertise, which they did to the limit. Claude Nikirk, who was shot at Mt Ebal three weeks ago, by Louis Sipes, has been taken to his home at Fairfax, and his friends have great hopes for his complete recovery. Sipes is still in jail, being unable to give bond. Mrs. Wm. Adams visited her sister, Mrs. May Shields, the latter part of the week. Mrs. Geo. Deckard, Mrs. Tom Fox and Mrs. Raymond Deckard spent the day yesterday with family of Geo. Gaither, west of town. FOR SALE—Stylish White Cloth Coat, suitable for driving or riding, taffeta lined, nearly new, $2.50. Address Miss Laurance, care News office. Sept. 3rd and 4th is the "big doings" on Chapel Hill, when the soldiers hold their annual reunion. There will be some good speakers and every body always enjoys themselves when they go there. Many people are taking advantage of C. E. Deckard's closing out sale and are get goods at wholesale prices. Mr. Deckard has not yet decided on what plans he will make, but will not likely leave Smithville.. Willie Myers, an employee at the Mathers quarry got his arm broken and badly mashed Wednesday, by a channelling machine drill gang falling on him. He was taken to Dr. Kentling's office, where his arm was dressed. The wound is a very painful one. Mr. Myers is a son-in-law of Wm. Parker, and lives in Sanders. Automobiles that would lay their own dust and consume their own stenclies would make life much sweeter for the humble pedestrian. August has been the dull month for business. Just near enough "cooler weather to put off buying for a while. Clothiers are the worst sufferers, but will make up for it next month when sehool opens and "the frost gets on the pumpkin." On account of the sewerage assessments, several suits are being filed against the city. Poor old Bloomington, somebody; always kickin'. Everybody kicked for a sewerage system, and now they are kickin' because they have got a large dose of it. Mrs. Grace Sayre, who is visiting here from California, the families of Dr. Lowder and Wallace Anderson, of Bloomington, Omer Koontz, of South Union, W. S. Mercer, of Smithville and Paris Anderson of Victor, Sundayed with Sam Anderson, at Ketchams. SELLS-FLOTO A GREAT SHOW. The Sells-Floto circus, which exhibited in Bloomington Monday, was witnessed at both performances by packed tents. The Sells-Floto introduced some new features and acts, which always keeps a circus from getting old. The acting music, and equipment was away above the standard and the management if composed of perfect gentlemen, there being no gambling, or "sharks trying to trick the people out of their money as is common with many shows. They are exhibiting at Vincennes today. Frank Mathews who has been the superintendent at the Empire quarry for the past ten years, never had an accidend until last Tuesday, in setting a brake on a car, the chain on the brake broke, and threw him forward in front of the fast moving car, freaking his arm and dislocating his shoulder. He managed however to get out of the way of the car, thus escaping being ground to death under the wheels. His uncle Fred Matthews was telephaned for and took him in his auto, to the office of Dr. Ed Harris, where the fracture was reset. He is getting along nicely and will be back at the quarry shortly. 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 a m For timetables, folders and all other information apply to T. Thrasher, Agt. Smithville, Indiana. The following article in the Farm and Home should commend itself to every sensible tax payer on account of the good common sense it contains. Improving the Roads. As in most everything, it's the little items that combine to promote good road making. If there are some short, deep ruts between your place and town how long would it take to throw a shovelful or two of dirt into these public nusiances? It would save you and your neighbor many a jerk and jolt, to say nothing of the wear and tear of horses, harness and vehicles. Same way with the approaches to nine out of every 10 bridges you bump over while driving to town. Patch those treacherous holes in the bridges too. A horse's leg is easily broken in one of these wicked looking holes. Make it a rule to stop the team and throw at least a dozen rocks and pebbles out of the track into the ditch every time you drive to town. You get mighty tired of the jerking and jolting they give you. They also knock out your wagon and buggy tiers more than most men think. Good roads are simply a result of thorough drainage, and keeping the surface of the road bed smooth and well packed. So keep all drain ditches open, and the road drag moving. Nothing comes so nearly filling all the requirements for maintaining a perfect road bed as the simple drag. Fill up all low places, and work the dirt toward the center of the road. Cut or trim all hedges bordering the highway, that the good effect of the sun and wind may be applied. Do your full share of improving the road and try to persuade your neighbor that he should do the same, and the most gratifying results are certain. Now its save your money up for another big circus. The Wallace-Hagenback, is coming on the 31st., and has the reputation of having the largest trained wild animal show in the world. Even lions, the most savage of beasts, are trained to do fancy tricks, which has never been duplicated by other animal trainers. Subscribe for The News.
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|Title||Smithville News 1909-08-20|
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