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THE SMITHVILLE NEWS. VOL. I. SMITHVILLE. INDIANA, FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 1909. No, 37 What's the Difference if it does RAIN You'll Have to Have that Suit just the SAME. We are amply able to supply your needs in the NOBBIEST and MOST PERFECT FITTING SUITS and TOP COATS to be had ANYWHERE. A LOOK INTO OUR GENT'S FURNISHINGS DEPARTMENT WILL CONVINCE YOU THAT WE HAVE JUST WHAT YOU NEED IN Shirts, Hats, Neckwear, Hosiery, Etc. North East Corner Square, Bloomington Ind. LOCAL NEWS Mrs. Luther Hainey visited friends at Bedford, Saturday. The gasoline lamp down town is doing good business again. George Tanksley has moved to the quarries. J. H. Davis of Borden, visited his sister Mrs. Emma Foster, over Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. A. F. McCormick spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Floyd at Bloomington. Mr. and Mrs. Morton Payne, east of Bloomington, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Ross. A post card from Seymour states that Lela (Duncan) Nossaman, of Attica, Kan., a well known former Smithville lady, will come to this part of the country on a visit in about ten days. Mrs. Nossaman's many friends here will be glad to see her. TO STAND ANOTHER TRIAL. The second trial of Jacob Kirk and David Fox, of this place for the white capping of Thos. Vanest, near South Bethany, in June 1907, is set by Judge Hacker at Columbus, for May 24th. In the first trial over a year ago, eight men were indicted but the jury singled out Fox and Kirk and gave them a penetentary sentence, but they were granted a new trial. The lodges at this place seem to have lost their enthusiasm in build a new home. It could easily be done and without hurting anyone. The K of P's at Ellettsville are building a new home. They could here, so why not do it. The question of a good location is no excuse, when one can be had without money. Why not appoint a committee to investigate and lets not get back in a rut and stay there. Let's go forward. SCHOOLS CLOSE Yesterday and to-day the schools of this township closed. Nearly all closed with speeches, dialogues and music. Quite a number of visitors witnessed the entertainment here yesterday afternoon. FARMER EXPRESSES VIEWS I saw an article in the paper headed: "Former Smithvillian Speaking Concerning the Hitch-rack," and it seems as if he has caught the germ fever from the University or the new court house, but I don't think he has ever seen the hitch-rack germ, unless Dr. Hurty has shown him one. Probably if some would look in their back yards and and alleys they would find more germs than around the hitch-rack. And we think when the people were voting for the hitch-rack they knew just what they were voting for, and just what they wanted and needed. I think he is putting a low estimate on the people of Monroe county. We are proud of our commissioners and we are glad they are doing the right thing. The commissioners are standing for us and we are standing for them, and if the people can't have what they want, there is no use of holding an option election. WINFIELD SCOTT. When an office-holder will overstep his official duty and use his position to favor his own pocket-book, it is time the voters and taxpayers "sit up and take notice." A man who poses as a public benefactor, to put out some officer, is most generally trying to reach out and lay on his own hands. DEATH OF MRS. SUSAN WOODWARD. Mrs. Susan Woodwrard. one of the best known women of the community died Wednesday afternoon at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. George M. Deckard, at 3:30, after a long illness of a complication of diseases, having been confined to her bed since breaking her hip about three months ago. Had Mrs. Woodward lived until June 28th., she would have been 91 years of age. She was born in Kentucky' June 28, 1818 and moved to this state when about 12 years of age, and lived on the old Woodward farm, where James Sylvester now lives, the greater part of her life. Her first husband was Peter Gray, and to their union two sons were born , Peter (deceased) and Andrew, who is a wealthy banker in Chariton, la. In later years she married James Woodward, who has been dead a number of years. To this union eight children were born; Barbara Lucas, (deceased) Mary Palmer, at Clear Creek, Jerry (deceased), Joseph at Bloomington, Lizzie Smallwood, at Bloomington, Julia Borland at Clear Creek, Florence (died in infancy) and Flora Deckard, of this place, with whom she made her home. Mrs. Woodward was what you might call a grand old woman and was noted for her many good deeds. She always had a cheerful smile and a kind word for everybody. She was a life long member of the Presbertarian church at Harrodsburg. The funeral was held this morning at 10:30, at the Christian church, conducted by Rev. Short of Springville. Interrment at Mt. Ebal cemetery. What Is The Best Thing To Do For Smithville? Surely you do not want to just glide along the same thing day after day, no particular interest at stake, more than three meals a day, a plug of tobacco and some place to spit! Wouldn't you rather have things move more lively here in Smithville? Wouldn't you like to see more buildings put up, more people come to town, a flour mill built, more goods sold here, have your home lit with electric lights etc. This can be done by every body pushing and pulling for Smithville. Express your opinion in the News next week, and lets see what the people think—what would be the best thing for Smithville.
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