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THE SMITHVILLE NEWS. VOL. I. SMITHVILLE, INDIANA, FRIDAY, MAY 21, 1909. No, 39 LOCAL NEWS Geo. Davenport is on the sick list this week. Thos. Clark is recovering from a weeks illness. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Homer Shields, a girl. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Milton Pittman, girl. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ben Mitchell, east of town, a girl. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Tony Judah, west of town, a boy. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Schuyler Luther, near Fairfax, a girl. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Eads, near Allens Creek, a boy. Mr. Matthew Floyd, of Harrodsburg, is visiting relatives here this week. Miss Gladys Trisler, of Clear Creek, spent Sunday with Miss Muriel Trisler. J. Bennett and family, of Lafayette, are here for a weeks visit with home folks. Vito Solomita, the well known Italian merchant is entertaining his father, from Frigento, Italy. Mrs. John Grimes and little son, who have been the guests of Silas Grimes and family for several months, left last Saturday for their home in Booneville, Mo. The band has several prospective decoration engagements. The regular summer concerts will not be taken up until June. As Bloomington will not have any band concerts this summer, this place ought to be a popular resort for people to come and hear a good band. James A. Sexton, a well known old pensioner, came over to town Wednesday for the first time since the election. Mr. Sexton is convalescing from a long siege of kidney trouble, he renewed his subscription to the News and says he likes the little paper very much. An Exhibition of all that is New In Summer Goods We have searched the markets for all that is good and we have secured an aggregation of values that will appeal to every economical buyer. NEW WASH GOODS THIS WEEK CAMPBELL & CO Big Cash Store Bloomington, Indiana. Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Johnson spent Sunday at French Lick. Experimenting a little with the moter that came with our printing plant, a good little light plant has been s[missing text]ta. If a little larger engine can be secure all the business houses can be lighted. Rev. Todd, of Bloomington,will give a temperance address at Mt. Ebal church next Sunday at 10:30 a.m., at the Christian church here at 3 o'clock p. m., and at Allens Creek at night. Wednesday night Judge La Follette and W. T. Breeden delivered a "dry" speech from the band stand, On account of the threatening weather the crowd was not so very large, but a very enthusiastic meeting was held. The band played and Mr. Crimes gave a short address. Quite a feature was the lights, the old town from Carter's barn to the depot was as light as day, gasoline torches and electric lights. Mrs. Walter Hepley received a very painful injury Wednesday that may cause the loss of one of her eyes. Some carpenters were repairing the house and Mrs. Hepley was in the yard near the house and as she went to look up to speak to one of the workmen a board fell, striking her in the eye. Dr. Kentling was called, and it is feared the sight will be injured. So near and yet so far. We came very near having a mew K. of P, and Red Men public hall—that is, a price had been agreed upon to buy the lot where the Ross blacksmith shop stands, and all the trade ready to make the deed when Tom Sare, said it would take a court proceeding to quiet the the title, so a bucket of water has been dashed on the town hall proposition. Another lot is under consideration and it may be the lodges will build something to be proud of yet. It is said however that there is very few pieces of property in this town that some flaw cannot be picked in the title. You have often heard of a preacher asking the audience to rise up, all who are in favor of some question, and all would be of one opinion excepting one lone man who takes the opposite veiw. Such was the real thing at the mass meeting at the M. E. church Monday night. The speaker asked the audience, all who would vote "dry" to stand up, nearly every voter stood up. He then asked if there was anyone there that was going to vote "wet" Abb Humphery rose to his feet. He was asked why he was going to vote "wet," he replied that he had been voting for Bryan every since he was 21 years old and had lost his vote every time, so he was going to vote "wet" and he knew it would go dry and that was what he wanted. There will be a "dry" speaking at Sanders to-night at 8 o'clock, by Mr . Jones of Columbus who was formerly a drunkard and has been in an asylum on account of using liquors. You should not fail to hear this man tell of his own experience.
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|Title||Smithville News 1909-05-21|
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