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These are in no particular date order as I just add them as I do research at the Library so it depends upon what date I happen to be working with. I am trying to get as much from each paper that mentions local people as I can. The name and date of the newspaper will be listed at the beginning then items from that issue. There were a number of different newspapers in Jennings County some were publishing at the same time so you may see a comment listed in two different papers. Few actual obituaries were written but many times in the local news sections a death was mentioned. Marriage and birth information is the same sometimes just a mention in local news. Many of the old communities were not actually towns but people called where they lived things like "Over the Rhine" or "Deer Creek" and wrote in to the paper with what was going on in their neighborhood. If you have questions about what you see feel free to contact me and I can try and help. I will also be adding things like Obituaries or death notices when I see them even if I do not have time to copy all the information from that paper.

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VERNON BANNER, March 6, 1878

    P.D. Baughn, Jr. is house bailiff for the Commissioners' Court.
    Giboney and Reiley shipped a car load of horses to Minneapolis, Minn., on Monday.
    The case of Norris vs. Marsh for libel, has been sent to Jefferson County, on a change of venue.
    Mrs. Preston Branham and daughter, Lillie, of Princeton, are visiting relatives at this place.
    A masque party was held at the residence of Mr. C. Wagner, on Friday evening, and lively time was had by those who participated.
    George W. Story is house bailiff and T. Cronan, A. McGannon and T. McClasson are riding bailiffs for the present term of the Circuit Court.
Fatal Accident
Special Telegram to the Journal
NORTH VERNON, IND., March 1-Robert Dixon residing at Paris, was killed yesterday by a runaway team. The wagon tongue struck him on the head, killing him instantly.
    Benjamin Franklin Wade died at his home in Ashtabula county, Ohio, on Saturday morning after a long illness, the fatal termination of which had been apparant for some time past. He was born in Springfield Massachusetts, on the 27th of October 1800, and was therefore in his 78th year.
    The death is announced, at Austin, Indiana, of Henry Connett, Sr., a soldier in the war of 1812 and a former well known resident of Madison. He came with his family to Madison in 1838, where he continued to reside until a few years before his death, which occurred at the age of seventy-nine. Mr. Connett was the father of Mrs. W.C. Stineback, who resides in Vernon.
Public Sale
    I will offer for sale at my residence in Campbell township. Two miles west of Butlerville, and one mile north east of Oakdale, on Thursday March 21st, 1878, the following described property to wit: Plows, one two horse wagon, hogs, sheep, young cattle, one fresh milch cow, horses, hay in the stack, several stands of bees, and my interest in a No.1 separator. Terms of sale made known on day of sale. GEORGE H. STROCK
MARRIAGE LICENSES-Charles M. Moore and Amelia Hathaway; John Lahigh and Mary Ann Mitchell; Eugene P. Reefer and Hester Ann Can; Loyd G. Hudson and Emma R. Thomas; Everet Higgins and Kate Kirtz.
    The following named persons have been drawn to serve as Grand Jurymen for the March and September terms.
    John J. Carson, Bigger township; Hiram D. Green, Columbia tp.; J.B. McMillan, Center tp.; Fielding Lett, Marion tp,; William S. Brown, Spencer tp.; Robert Torbet, Vernon tp.
    John R. Mosley, Bigger township; Townsend Cope, Campbell tp.; Thomas Staples, Marion tp.; John Hamilton, Spencer tp.; F.M. Coryell and Gideon Underwood, Sand Creek.
Scipio - March 4, 1878
    N.E. Howe took in over $200 cash, at his sale on Friday.
    J.M.Wynn has the finest field of growing wheat in the county.
February 28, 1878
    There is now talk of graveling the road from the creek to the Crossing.
    Mr. A.V. Hudson's daughter, Mollie, has been very ill during the last few days, but she is slowly recovering. Mrs. Sarah Deputy has also been slightly indisposed.
    The schools of Marion tp. are closing. No. 8, A.T. Deputy teacher, closed on the 16th. No. 2, U.M. Maquire teacher closed on the 23rd.
Sitting Bull
Queensville, Feb. 9th.
    For rabbits, apply to H. Hosbrook, Esq.
    Uriah Rowe now wields the hammer in the blacksmith shop.
    Drs. Kyle and Light paid us our town a visit on Friday.
    Mr. Hosbrook has sold his lot next to the railroad to Mr. T.D. Hassey.
    Miss Anna Pollock's school closed on Friday last. Ours will probably close next Friday.
    Twenty-five letters were registered at this office from Jan. 1st to March 1st, inclusive.
    Alvin Higgins is the happy parent of a son, 2nd inst. Alex Millis of a daughter, 15th ult.
    Mr. Granville Campbell celebrated the 58th anniversary of his birthday on Monday last, with a dinner and social party in the evening. It was an enjoyable affair. D.
    Mr. M. Clerkin lost several sheep a few days ago. Killed by dogs.
    A new fangled machine on which to hang the mail pouch, to be caught by the passing train, was erected at Butlerville last week.
    The infant son of Wm. and Lena Grinstead died at their home, near Nebraska, last Saturday week, and was buried the following day at Otter Creek graveyard.
Died-on the 26th day of February, 1878, at her home, near Nebraska, Mrs. Margaret Jane, wife of Thomas Mitchell, aged about 51. Disease said to have been inflamation of the stomach. the funeral services were conducted by Rev. J.M. Missi, in the Catholic church at Nebraska, in the presence of a large audience, last Thursday. She leaves a husband and large family of children to mourn her loss.
    A fire broke out in the store of J.W. Pell, at Butlerville, Wednesday night last, about 10 o'clock and swept out all of Bewleys block except two sheds on the north side of the square. The best part of the town is gone. No insurance on any of the buildings. Mr. Pell had $1,500 on his good, a part of which were saved from destruction, but damaged more or less. The Odd Fellows lost everything belonging to their hall, but have an insurance of $400 on its contents. Mr. Bewley, to whom the buildings belonged, is by far the heaviest loser. A carload of chairs just ready to be loaded for shipment, were lost, besides a large lot of other unfinished work. No Insurance. The Post Office though saved was somewhat demoralized. Contents thereof mostly saved. Mr. S. Harrington.


ROSE HILL May 9, 1898
    C.J. Shearer has the war fever. (Spanish Americal War)
    W.P. Carr and wife are on the sick list.
    Miles Patrick has returned from a business trip up north.
    C.E. Hall and wife called on Mr. Shearer and wife recently.
    Miss Enda Stewart spent Saturday afternoon with Mrs. Schearer.
    Howard Patrick, of Butlerville, called on his grandfather and cousins Saturday.
    Jesse Lane and Charlie Carr spent Saturday evening with Jake Swarthout.
    C.E. Hall and wife called on their son, Will, south of Vernon, Wednesday.
    Wm. Davis, wife and daughter, Clara, visited relatives near Butlerville Sunday.
    Mrs. Leland Chandler, of Cincinnati, is visiting her mother, Mrs. Ellen Swarthout.
    Mr. Vandergrift and daughter, Geo Vandergriff and wife and Ed Carney were guests of C.E. Hall and wife last Saturday.
    Mrs. Woodward has been sick for several weeks.
    Mort Layton, of Slate, passed through this valley Sunday.
    Misses Mary, Lizzie and Ethel Hess spent Sunday with Grace Fitzgerald.
    Quite a number of the big guns of this place are talking of going to Cuba soon.
    Misses Lena and Laura Haines of Tea Creek, spent Sunday at Marion Meeks.
    Ham Rogers, of Marion, passed through this place on his way to North Vernon Monday.
    McQuaid Bros. have purchased a fine farm bell, which they will erect in some prominent place, where it will be a great benefit to travelers in announcing the noon hour.
    Dempster Meek, Forrest More, Ward Spencer, Cornelius Hess Jr., Charles Campbell and other leading lights of this place attended services at Pleasant Vies, conducted by Rev. Martin.
    Mike Gerth, of Big Branch, went to Seymour one day last for the purpose of enlisting in the U.S. Army, but the recruiting office would not accept him on account of old age.(Born 1832) Mike went home vowing he would still go to Cuba.
    William Gruber's horse came to a standstill while crossing the ford last Sunday near Weston. Mr. Gruber got out to investigate. He seized something which he supposed to be a log, when beheld, it gave a flounce striking Mr. Gruber on the leg, and before he could gather his wits it was gone. Gruber escaped with a slight bruise.
WILLOW GROVE May 7, 1898     Mr. Ward returned from North Vernon Thursday.
    Mr. Ward made quite an improvement to his property recently.
    Mrs. Lydia Wilson was calling on Mrs. Joe Derringer recently.
    John R. Littell was shopping in North Vernon one day last week.
    Uncle Geo. Johnson transacted business at Queensville Thursday.
    Mrs. Annie Johnson is slowly recovering from the burns she recently received.
    Woodie Johnson has vacated his residence and moved to a warmer climate.
    John and Maude Pool, of Sardinia, and Laura Hayes, of Wyaloosing, were pleasantly entertained at the home of G.W. Johnson Sunday.
NEBRASKA May 9, 1898     H. Elliot is treating his house to a coat of paint.
    W.T. Johnson has been sick for the past few days.
    Mrs. Jane Kelly has built an addition to her barn.
    Hiram Bemish and wife visited friends at Holton Sunday evening.
    Misses Bessie Eddleman and Josie Bemish were guests of Mattie Elliot Sunday.
    Joseph Sutton has sold his property to John Elliot, of Zenas, who is to become a resident of this place.
BIG BRANCH May 10, 1898     Ed Baty visited Tull Sullivan and family Sunday.
    Will Glixner was the guest of Robt. Wrape Sunday.
    Lizzie Kelsch is visiting friends at North Vernon.
    Mattie Hedges spent Saturday and Sunday at home.
    The dance at Geo. Machino's Saturday evening was well attended.
    Henry Mote and son Howard were in this area on business Wednesday.
    John James and wife and grandson Ernest Simon visited at Hayden Thursday.
    Mike Simon and family of Hayden visited John James and family Sunday.
    Nick Megel and Frank Krackenberger were entertained by J. Bensman Sunday.
    Otto Kendrick was here Monday buying wheat from several of our farmers.
    George Gerth and sister, Lizzie, were the guests of Lula Glixner Sunday evening.
    Mary and Rose Megel went to Indianapolis Saturday to attend the wedding of their brother.
    The infant child of Isaac Canfield died last Sunday and was buried in the Catholic cemetery at Four Corners Monday.
WESTON May 9, 1898
    Jim McQuaid has a new dinner bell.
    George Dawson's favorite passage of scripture is "Blessed are the Meek."
    W.E. Clarkson and J.A. Vance, of Lovett, spent part of last week here fishing.
    Mrs. P.R. Gardner returned home Sunday from a weeks visit to her parents.
    Will Short's children, Vivian and Vinnie, are slowly recovering from an attack of lung fever.
    Dell Layton and lady and Corben Layton and lady, of Mt. Zion, attended church Sunday night.
    Chas. Trapp, the handsome young stock buyer of Lovett, was here on business last Tuesday.
    Mrs. Dan Tewell, of Commiskey, who was taken seriously ill at the home of her brother is slowly improving.
    Some of Centerville's young men had better be careful or when the fight comes off they will get what Dewey gave the Spaniards.
CENTER TOWNSHIP office days - Notice is hereby given that I will transact Township business at my office over the North Vernon State Bank on Hoosier St., in the City of North Vernon, on Monday and Friday of each week. W.B. PRATHER, Trustee Center Township.
MONTGOMEY TOWNSHIP office days - Notice is hereby given that I will transact Township business at my office in Paris Crossing on Saturday of each and persons wishing to see me on Township matters are requested to call on that day. J.E. HUDSON, Trustee Montgomery Township.
    On the afternoon of May 3rd the Research Club was delightfully entertained at the home of Mrs. Florence Curtis near Queensville. Fifteen members responded to roll call with quotations from Oliver Wendell Holmes and J.G. Holland. The club was then entertained with a paper prepared and read by Mrs. Lena Corya on the life of O.W. Holmes. Miss Lizzie Nauer then read the poem "Old Ironsides," after which Mrs. Amanda O'Conner read a selection from the Autocrat Series. Mrs. Louise Conner read a carefully prepared paper on the works of Dr. J.G. Holland, also a poem of the same writer "Old Daniel Grey" in which Dr. Holland pictures his own father, making it doubly interesting. Mrs. Mary Smith read the "Mother's Secret" by O.W. Holmes in her usual entertaining manner. Mrs. Alice Jones, as critic, made her report of mispronounced words of last meeting. This closed the literary feature of the afternoon when the club was agreeably surprised by Mrs. Curtis serving a most delicious lunch, after which the meeting adjourned to meet with Mrs. Smith, May 17.
    Hon. J.M. Wynn, of Grammer, was in the city Monday transacting business and posting up on the latest from the seat of War.
    S.C. Gildersleeve, of Grayford, was in the city yesterday transacting a little business and posting up on the War news.
Wanted, two tenor drummers, a bass drummer and two fifers, to go with McKeehan Post to the encampment at Columbus on May 17th. For particulars see J.W. Feagler, North Vernon.
SCIPIO May 10, 1898
    John Manlief's father was visiting him last week.
    Mrs. Houser visited relatives in Indianapolis last week.
    C.B. Morgan and M.L. Clapp were at Vernon Wednesday on business.
    Miss Amelia Adams was the guest of A.B. Keifer and family last week.
    Alah Green, Chas. Butler,Jr., L. Wilkerson and Guy Green visited Camp Mount Sunday.
    Willard Campbell will sell nursery stock for Albertson & Hobbs this summer. O.M. Waddel, the general agent is closing some big orders this year.
    The personal property of Dr. C.W. Phillips was sold at public auction last Saturday. There was a large crowd present and everything sold well. Mrs. Phillips will visit here awhile before joining her husband in California.
BUTLERVILLE May 10, 1898
    A. Gloyd and wife spent last Sunday at Zenas.
    Wm. Forsyth has returned from a trip to Chattanooga, Tenn.
    Preston Shields has moved to the Willey farm south of town.
    Chas. Hayden, of Benville, visited his father at this place Sunday.
    Sept. Deputy and family, of Vernon called on friends here Sunday.
    Wilford Bewley has secured a position at the Palace Hotel in Cincinnati.
    Art Bewley, of Cincinnati, visited his mother last Saturday and Sunday.
    Delos Vanosdol, of Ripley County, is visiting his uncle Delos, at this place.
    Hal Burdge has gone to Indianapolis to work for the Warren & Scharff Paving Co.
    Mrs. Murdock and son, of Holton, were visiting her son, Marion, here last Saturday.
    Lewis Burdge has moved to the McNeeian farm, Mr. Daughtery having gone to Nobelsville, Ind.
    Miss Alta Stoddard has secured the services of Miss. Lenora Hunt as saleslady in her millinery store.
    A number of friends of H.P. Hole and wife gave them a surprise last Monday evening in honor of their birthday, complete with well filled baskets, having previously enticed the host and hostess away from their home and on their return they found their house crowded and the table spread. Those present were J. Campbell and wife, J.W. Forsyth and wife, Mesdames Phoebe Chaille, E.M. Hole, M.H. Child, Agnes Boyd, Jane Hutton, Nora Chaille and Sarah Ross. Misses Emma Campbell, Gertie Chaille, Hazel Boyd and Bernice Child.
    We understand the citizens of this place are talking of circulating a petition to have ladders put up on the bridge at the Brookville ford, so that pedestrians cam cross at that place. The bridge was completed last November or December at a cost of $4000 to the taxpayers of Jennings county, and the approaches are not done, and of course it is not of any benefit to the community. Whose duty is it to build the approaches? Why did our commissioners build this bridge is it is not to have approaches and be of use to the community? Stir up the party or parties whose duty it is to build the approaches. A years' interest is now due or has been paid on the money borrowed to pay for this bridge.
MIDWAY May 10, 1898
    Miss Leila Riley is on the sick list.
    Joe Summerfield is visiting his parents here.
    E. Shumaker and wife will soon occupy their new home.
    Fred Simmons, of near North Vernon, spent Sunday here.
    W. Downs and wife spent Sunday with J.B. Smith and wife.
    George Litchfield and wife recently called on Abe King and wife.
    Frank Knaub and family attended church at North Vernon Sunday.
    H.B. Vance and wife entertained friends from a distance over Sunday.
    Louis Weber, of Whipporwill Glenn, passed through here Sunday evening.
    Mr. Fisher and wife were the recent guests of H. Read and wife of Vernon.
    The Deer Creek String Band gave some fine music at Abe King's Saturday night.
    Clara Simmons and Amy King spent part of last week with Mrs. May near Scipio.
    Verne Crane and Florence Wilkerson, of North Vernon, and Harry Hoslclaw and Walker Vancleave, of Deer Creek, spent Sunday afternoon with Ebert and Nettie King.
BENVILLE May 9, 1898
    Lida Ralston was on the sick list last week.
    Lota Ralston was shopping in San Jacinto Monday.
    John McClure, of Ezra, called on Joseph Ralston Sunday.
    Miss Glenn Townsend, of near Hyde, is visiting her father, A. Townsend.
    Misses Ethel and Lizzie Augustine visited friends west of town recently.
    George Hand and family, of Bryantsburg, visited Jesse Hand and wife Sunday.
    Mrs. Maggie Losey and Mrs. Joe Ralston called on Mrs. John Davis, near Versailles, part of this week.
    Mrs. Maggie Losey and Miss Emma Wright, who is staying with Mrs. Losey, visited relatives at Bigger last week.
CHERRY PARK May 9, 1898
    C.E. Hall and wife were the guests of C.J. Shearer Sunday.
    Ed Bruner, of Greensburg, visited friends in this locality Sunday.
    Mrs. Budd, of Oakdale, visited her daughter Mrs. Royal Flint, last Sunday.
    Fred Patrick visited his sister, Mrs. Font Spencer, near Vernon, over Sunday.
    Madge Richardson visited her cousins, Jesse and Lorene Richardson, Sunday.
    H.C. Patrick and family, of Vernon, visited Ed Fields and wife Saturday and Sunday.
    Mrs. Leland Chandler and son, of Cincinnati, are visiting her mother, Mrs. E. Swarthout.
    Miss Rosa Marsh and brother Will, of Ripley County, visited their brother, Dan, last Sunday night.
    Martin McCaulou, wife and daughter, of Butlerville, visited her brother, Wm. Sennet and wife recently.
    Wm. Boggs and family were entertained at tea at the home of Jesse Richardson and family Sunday.
    Mrs. John Busby is visiting relatives in Medora, Ind.
    Miss Nettie Hall spent Sunday in the city with her parents.
    John J. Fields, of this city, was granted a pension last week.
    Thos. Woods, of Zenas, transacted business in the city, Monday.
    Fair at Oak Grove Driving Park this year on August 2,3,4,and 5.
    Mrs. H.N. Keck, of Hamilton O., is the guest of Mrs. William Adams.
    John Overfurf and wife, of Fairmont, were shopping in this city Monday.
    Gus Barnes, of Philadelphia, Pa., spent Sunday with his parents in this city.
    Walt Denton, of Campbell township, was a business visitor here Monday.
    J.H. Rogers, of Marion township, was in the city on legal business Monday.
    John C. Busby went to the White River yesterday to enjoy a ten day fishing spree.
    Henry Harmon and mother, of Grayford, were in the city attending church Sunday.
    J.M. Morin, the Lovett township stock dealer, was a business visitor to North Vernon Monday.
    There has been no marked change in the condition of Mrs. Kate Andrews in the last two weeks.
    E.C. Goings and son, of Brewersville, were in the city on business early yesterday morning.
    The foundation of the Strickler building, on Fifth Street, will be completed in a couple of days.
    John J. Carson and Solomon Birchill, of Bigger township, were in the city on business on Tuesday.
    Mrs. A.M. Andrews, of Connersville, is the guest at the home of Mrs. Kate Andrews in this city.
    Mrs. F.G. Meloy and son have returned to their home in Cincinnati, after a visit with relatives in North Vernon.
    A large number of our citizens went to Indianapolis on an excusion train Sunday, to visit the soldier boys at Camp Mount.
    C.G. Shepherd and family, of Mich., are in the city on a visit to Mrs. Shepherd's parents, Mr. and Mrs. G.F. Lawrence.
    Fred Poling and family will move to Circleville, O., to reside as soon as they are able to dispose of their hotel belongings here.
    There will be a meeting of the North Vernon Alumni Association at the home of Miss Mattie Alley, on Thursday evening May 12. J. Frank Leahigh, Pres.
    Bill McFadden exploited his manhood Thursday last by beating a woman, with whom he had some trifling dispute. In court he was lightly fined for the offense.
    Mr. J.R. Robinson passed his 61st milepost yesterday. On that occasion many of his friends called and partook of an excellent dinner with him, such as Mrs. J.R. Robinson knows how to prepare.
    Mrs. Benjamin Budd, of Commiskey, mother of Mrs. Samuel McGladdrey, of this city, was stricken of paralysis Monday morning, which caused her death at 10 p.m. on the same day.
    Miles Patrick, of Cherry Park, was in the city Monday getting the latest information on the war. His neighborhood is full of patriotic enthusiasm and will do its share when called upon by Uncle Sam.
    Miss Sadie French, of Queensville, was in the city shopping Saturday. She goes to Richmond Ind. this week to take a position as nurse in the Insane Hospital, a place she acceptably filled at a former period.
    Dan B. Ogborn, who recently purchased a part of the Huckleberry farm, in Campbell township, was in the city Thursday, anxiously awaiting news of his son, who lately left home ostensibly to seek employment. Mr. Ogborn is of the opinion he has joined the troops at Indianapolis, and, while not objecting, wants to locate him and relieve anxiety as to his whereabouts.
    That North Vernon is alive to the needs and duties of the hour was forcibly illustrated with a promptness that speaks highly for the patriotism and loyalty of her citizens when late on Saturday last a dispatch from Madison was sent to the Postmaster asking that a number of volunteers be recruited to fill a company was was being made up for immediate service. This dispatch stated that the company would go to Indianapolis on Sunday morning, and positively go out with the first troops to take active service. Inside of an hour the requsite number was secured, but a later dispatch Saturday night dashed the patriotic aspirations of the boys, as it informed them that the company was filled. Not to be balked in their determination to enlist, an emmissary was sent to Camp Mount on the same train that took the Madison company to Indianapolis, to do all that was possible to find places for them. He was successful, and on Monday morning six lusty young men went up to be examined. Of this number five were found to be O.K., and they will be mustered into Co. G, of Brownstown, Ralph Applewhite, Captain. Will Bacon of the Tripton Band, has secured a position in the First Regiment Band, and left to be mustered in, Monday afternoon. The officers of the company are men of the highest character, and Captain Applewhite is credited with unusual ability and skill in handling and caring for his men. Our boys are in the best of hands, and if opportunity occurs we feel they will give a good account of themselves.
    Preparations are in progress looking to the proper observance of Decoration Day. To that end the G.A.R. post of this city, at the last meeting appointed the following committees:
    Executive - L.W. Hill, W.B. Prather, J.W. Feagler.
    Marking Graves - Ernest Langneck, J.N. Zuren.
    Music - J.W. Feagler, Henry Knoll, P.C. McGannon.
    Hall - B.F. Hargrove.
    Decorations - A. Fleming, A. McCann, S. Litzey.
Born - McLeod - To Samuel E. McLeod and wife, on Tuesday May 8, 1898, a son.
    N. DeVersy was at Indianapolis last week.
    Mrs. Bird Dowd is home from Crothersville.
    Mrs. H.M. Bradford visited St. Louis last week.
    Mrs. Minerva Curtis has moved to Indianapolis.
    Geo. Claypool, of Holton, was in town Monday.
    Mrs. W.A. Daily visited North Vernon Saturday.
    Dick Johnson, of Madison, was in town Sunday.
    Miss Annie Nauer visited at Indianapolis Sunday.
    Mrs. M.W. Deputy visited at North Vernon Saturday.
    Miss Florence Cotton visited North Vernon Saturday.
    Mrs. F.F. Frecking visited North Vernon Saturday.
    F.H. Nauer sold his property here to Mark Baker.
    Chas. Hill visited old friends at Indianapolis Sunday.
    Carney Ryker, now at Milwaukee, has enlisted in the army.
    Miss Mattie Hedges visited relatives near Hayden over Saturday.
    Miss Mattie Brown visited relatives at North Vernon Saturday.
    Chas. Specht and friend, of Indianapolis, spent Sunday here.
    L.G. Hudson and family visited relatives at North Vernon Sunday.
    Mrs. Jerry Ryker will leave this week on a visit to her children at Milwaukee.
    Frank Harman and Sebe Trapp took in the excursion to Indianapolis Sunday.
    Wm. Wilson and family, of North Madison, visited relatives here over Sunday.
    Mark Baker has sold his property recently purchased of Aug Saupe to Mrs. John Bolser.
    "Grandpa" Gasper Henninger celebrated the 94th anniversary of his birth on May 4.
    Addie Boulding, of Muncie, attended the funeral of his sister, Mrs. S.P. Smith Sunday.
    Mrs. Sadie Smith wife of S.P. Smith died at her home here Thursday at 11:20 p.m. Funeral was conducted by Rev. Baird of the Presbyterian church at 2 p.m. Sunday, after which the remains were interred in the Vernon cemetery.
COMMISKEY May 9, 1898
    Miss Annie Krenning, of Paris Crossing, visited her parents here Sunday.
    Will Corya and family, of Bear Creek, visited Mrs. Minerva Spear yesterday.
    Mrs. Ben Budd was stricken with paralysis this morning and is in a very bad condition.
    Jesse Tate and wife are making their home for the present with with his parents George Tate and wife.
    T.J. James and wife, of Hopewell neighborhood, visited Dr. C.F. Lurton and wife on Sunday.
    Wm. Blaizdell, of Madison has rented a house a mile south of here, owned by Sam Wright, and will move there soon.
    Allen Shepherd, wife and grandaughter, Damsel Abbott, of Muscatatuck bottoms, attended church and visited relatives here Sunday.
    A wedding occurred yesterday near here which robs us of one of our most charming young ladies, Miss Grace Burtch being united in marriage to Mr. Albert Layman, of Lovett. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Swarthout, at noon at the home of the bride, several guests being present. Immediately after the ceremony a bountiful dinner was served. Mr. and Mrs. Layman are both well known and highly esteemed young folks and have our best wishes for a long, happy and prosperous journey through life.
    A.J. Robbins and wife are better.
    J.B. Smith has been quite poorly for several days.
    E.M. Ray and family spent Sunday at North Vernon.
    W.S. Gannon and wife attended church at North Vernon Sunday.
    H. Robbins and family, of Brewersville, spent Sunday with relatives here.
    Miss Blanch White was the guest of her aunt, Mrs. I.L. Green, at Scipio last week.
    Mrs. Abbie Campbell is at Indianapolis visiting her son, Walter, and daughter, Maggie Baird.
    The Aid Society will meet at the home of Mrs. W.S. Gannon on Thursday, May 12th at 1:30 p.m.
    The Missionary Society will meet at the home of Miss Bertha French on Wednesday, May 18th, at 2p.m.
    Tom Green and family, Mrs. M. Amick and daughter, Blanch, and Miss Laura Tanner, of Scipio, were guest of Mede Green and wife Sunday.
    Alfred Wildey had a horse almost ruined by a barbed wire fence last week. It is time people were doing away with this dangerous invention.
    Miss Sadie French, one of our best young ladies' left on Monday for Richmond, where she has secured a position in the hospital for the insane. Miss Sadie will be greatly missed by her many friends.
GRAYFORD May 9, 1898
    C. Welland and wife spent Sunday at Indianapolis.
    Mrs. Lizzie Shannon, of Indianapolis, visited here last week.
    Henry Harmon made a business trip to Indianapolis recently.
    George Mitchell and wife were at Madison Saturday and Sunday.
    Miss Kate Bell, of the Ebenezer neighborhood, visited Sadie Vinson recently.
    Mrs. Blaich and daughter Mary, of Indianapolis, came down Sunday to visit friends.
    Wm. Vinson took the excusion to Indianapolis Sunday and saw the boys at Camp Mount.
    Mrs. Maud Graves and daughter returned to Jeffersonville Saturday after a two weeks visit here.
    Grant Price and family visited relatives here last week.
    Frank Phelps and lady were at Butlerville Sunday evening.
    C.G. Amos and family, of Butlerville, spent Sunday here.
    Miss Iva Laherty visited her sister near Butlerville last week.
    Wilbert Wagner recently transacted business at North Vernon.
    Will Phelps has returned from Cincinnati, where he has been at work.
    Will Laherty and family spent Sunday with Grant Price and family near Butlerville.
    Messers. Jesse Lane, Leslie Budd, Walter and Guy Budd, Walter and Guy Huckelberry, Carl Henry and Willie Juengst visited at Mrs. Swifts' Sunday.

NORTH VERNON SUN, January 26, 1912

    Miss Bertha Meyer of Commiskey visited relatives north of town the latter part of last week.
    J.E. Murphy shipped stock to Cincinnati last week.
    T.E. Goforth had the misfortune to lose a valuable watch one day last week.
    E.S. Wilson and family were shopping in Cincinnati last week.
    Orlando Phillips left for Palisade, Colo., on Tues. after enjoying several weeks visiting with relatives here.
    Mrs. Bert Goforth of Seymour visited her mother the latter part of last week.
    Rev. Bostic closed a series of meeting at Rush Branch, Sunday night.
    Rev. Murphy, district superintendent, will occupy the pulpit at the M.E. church next Sunday morning. Everybody invited to attend.
    Mrs. Henry Denton and Miss Lavisa Denton left Saturday morning for Indianapolis.
    Eugene Clarkson had a valuable dog killed by the train last week.
    Mrs. P.A. Sinnett is quite ill of rheumatism.
    Miss Florence Phillips departed on Tuesday morning for an extended visit with relatives at Winfield, Kansas.
    Mesdames A.J. Bailey, Wm. Hutton and I.D. Ross attended the funeral of Dr. James Shields at Seymour last Saturday. Dr. Shields was widely known in this community. He died on Wednesday night of paralysis.
    Carl Elliott and Verne Davis left Wednesday for Milroy.
    Mrs. Mary Pool of Cherry Valley who is in very poor health is at her daughter's Mrs. James Miles.
    Word was received by relatives of the death of Mrs. Eliza Spencer of Birdseye, Ind. Mrs. Spencer was a sister of the late J.W. Forsyth and was well known here.
    Those interested in the organization of a brass band here met at the station Friday night and successfully organized. E.S. Wilson was made president, I.D. Ross, Vice President and Russell Dole secretary and treasurer. The following became members: W.S. Denton, Ortho Denton, John Johnson, Charles Johnson, Elias Brewer, Eugene Clarkson, Cecil Clarkson, James Reynolds, Glen Grinstead, Bert Price, Henry Short, Albert Laughtery, W.P. Stark, B. Wilson and F. Challie. The second meeting was held in the school house and a stock company was formed.

BANNER PLAIN DEALER, February 15, 1899

LOVETT    February 13, 1899
    Tuesday was the coldest day of the season. 28 below zero.
    Jas. Pilmer of Carslile, Ind., is visiting his mother and brother.
    John McClellan and Geo. Hartwell plan to go to Illinois the last of this month to look for work.
    The sick in this vicinity are slowly improving.
BIGGER    February 13, 1899
    30 below zero Friday morning.
    C.W. Miles said his cats wouldn't freeze, but, he was mistaken one was frozen stiff before he got home from Dupont. He said he didn't know it was 22 below zero.
    Miss Lula Tatem visited Mamie and Ethel Johnson on Sunday.
    Mrs. W.S. Tatem and children and Emma Smith called on Mrs. Mary Tatem Friday.
    Elsie Johnson is very ill.
    A few from this place attended teachers institute at San Jacinto Saturday.
    B.J. Johnson says it froze eight feet deep at his house Friday. His well froze over.
    Mrs. E.B. Lamb is under the care of a physician as of this writing. Sickness is on the increase in this vicinity.
    Maude Featherstone has been staying with Mrs. Ida Giddings.
    The fine brick residence of E.B.O. Lamb caught fire in one of the upper bedrooms Saturday night. The fire alarm was given and the neighbors responded to the call and soon had the fire under control. Mr. Lamb thinks his loss is about $200.
    Miss Lucy Hoffman has returned home after an extended visit with her brother at Logansport.
CHAMPION    Feb. 11, 1899
    John O. Clarkson visits the sick and patches his shoes this cold weather.
    Miss Georgia Morin and sister, Mrs. McAdams, spent Friday evening at John O. Clarkson's.
    Bailey moved his saw mill from Thomas Valley to Dupont last week.
    Sam Austin contemplates moving to Dupont in the near future.
    Miss Carrie Klaig thinks of making her future home with her sister, Mrs. Sylvester Rinear.
    On Monday Feb. 6th, at the Vernon parsonage, Mr. Walter Shepherd and Miss Myrtle Palmer were quietly married, Rev. Grimes officiating.
    On Monday Feb. 6th Mrs. Shepherd gave a dinner for her children in honor of her son's marriage.
MAYFLOWER    Feb. 13, 1899
    We are having the coldest weather of the season.
    Mrs. Susan Grey has been sick the past week.
    Rev. John Nicholson of Dabney, preached at Hopewell on Sunday.
    J.M. Corya was in our midst last week buying stock.
    Several families from Anderson will move into this neighborhood in the near future.
    Owing to the bad weather Saturday the fox drive failed to come off. If the weather permits it will come off this Saturday. The lines will move at 9 a.m.
    John Blackburn and family, of Zenas, have been visiting at M.C. Gilberts the past week.
    N.W. Dorrell has been on the sick list for several days.
    Married, Sunday evening Feb. 12th, at the home of the brides parents, Miss Vinnie Underwood to Mr. Frank Hobbs, both of this place, Rev. Connelly, officiated.
SAN JACINTO    Feb. 13, 1899
    The thermometer registered 35 below zero this morning. The old settlers say this is as cold as bigger ever saw.
    E.B.O. Lamb's house caught fire Saturday night burning a bed, carpets, etc. Had the neighbors not come to his aid the house would have burned to the ground.
    The I.O.O.F of this place gave the initatory degree to Stephen Anderson Saturday night.
    B.P.H. McIntire purchased a new threshing machine of Hare & Custer last week.
    Teacher's Institute was well attended at this place on Saturday, notwithstanding the cold weather.
    The Thomas farm east of here has been sold to an Ohio man, who contemplates moving here the first of March.
    Judging from the number of Valentines missing there will be a full mail on the 14th.
    Henry Mix spent Sunday with his siter Mrs. J.A. Grinstead.
    F.M. Cox is some better, but is still in bed. We hope he will soon be out.
    Mel Sprague is ill of La Grippe.
    The new K. of P. building has not been commenced yet on account of the cold weather. We are afraid it will push Mr. Morris, the contractor to have it done by the time the contract specifies.
    W.D. Carson thought it too cold to start out with his huckster wagon this morning.
    The State salesman of the Deering Binder Co., was here last week and sold several binders.
    The pike question is all the talk. Old Bigger will have some new pikes better late than never.
    We are afraid there will be some trouble with the sewer. Our Trustee ordered it stopped up, which has been done and if there comes a rain this burg will be covered with water and some of our people swear vengeance. It would be much cheaper to put tile in while the ditch is already opened than to pay a large damage. We hope our Trustee will put new pipe in while it can be done quick and easy.
    Mrs. Stanley is no better.
    Elmer Bundy is the champion checker player.
    Mrs. Alexander is on the sick list.
    P.D. Carson called at this place on Saturday. He has just returned from an extended visit to the west.
BENVILLE    Feb. 11, 1899
    We have been having exceedingly cold weather the past week, 22 below zero and 30 below in other places.
    Frankie Sullivan was on the sick list last week.
    E.H. Burton transacted business at North Vernon last week.
    Mr. & Mrs. Horton visited relatives in Switzerland county last week.
    Mrs. Ethel and Lizzie Augustin visited friends at Bryantsburg quite recently.
    Mr. Sprague and family have been quite sick but are reported better.
    We understand that Miss Letha Stanley, formerly of this place, but now of Kansas, is clerking in her father's store in that place.
    Lafe Burley says its a girl.
FAIRMONT    Feb. 13, 1899
    Extreme cold weather is killing quails.
    Mrs. George Fink's house caught fire and the roof was badly damaged recently.
    Will and Dollie Clerkin visited home folks here last week.
    Ura and Gyra Stanley paid us a visit recently.
    Morton Boswel and Sylvia West had their ears frosted while going to school last week.
    Uncle Dick Willey's mill is idle due to the cold weather.
    Elmer Dudley, of this place, and Bertha Beeson, of Kingwood, were united in marriage by Esquire Hamilton, of Butlerville, on the 8th inst. It was a genuine suprise to their many friends, who all join in wishing them happiness.
    Geo. Nicholson attended church at Hopewell Sunday, and visited his father-in-law, James Davis.
    Wilbur Elliott spent yesterday with Walter Milhouse.
BUTLERVILLE    Feb. 7, 1899
    Do you want to borrow money on farm property? If so apply to H.P. Hole, Butlerville.
    John Challie is having a tussle with la grippe.
    An alarm of fire one day last week caused a rush to the home of Regina Pool. The fire was soon extinguished but it left a big hole in the roof.
    Burt Davis, of Fairmont, Ind., came home sick last Saturday.
    Dora Price is all smiles and Dr. Kendrick says it is because of a little girl who will call him papa.
    W.D. Neal, a brother of Uncle Fred Neal, visited him recently.
    Henry Denton has been awarded the contract to carry the mail on the Star route from this place.
    Mrs. Sadie Ross has been sick for a week but arose yesterday and with her son Willie, went to Seymour in answer to a telegram that her mother, Mrs. Vina Brewer, was stricken with paralysis.
    Later-Mrs. Brewer died and the funeral will occur today.
    Eldo Pollard is lying sick at the residence of Mrs. Ross.
February 14
    Mrs. Will Phillips is on the sick list.
    Samuell Roezell went to Osgood last week.
    Nobody is singing "There'll be a hot time in the old town tonight" these days.
    P.D. Baughn Sr., is quite ill of grip.
    John Murphy, the coal dealer, received a car of coal Saturday, just in time to supply those in need of it.
    Joe Shelton is walking the track these cold nights.
    Will Phillips made a trip to Paris Crossing Saturday.
    Miss May Maupin, of Dupont, visited her sister Sadie Saturday and Sunday.
    Mrs. Hannah Brougher returned last Saturday from Wirt, where she had been attending the sickness and the burial of her brother-in-law, Mr. Hilbert.
    Mrs. J.E. Graham spent a few days at Austin last week with her mother, who is quite sick.
    If we had known what severe weather the groundhog was going to give us we would have shot it before it saw its shadow.
    Married, last Wednesday, Elmer Dudley and Bertha Beason, Esquire Hambleton officiating.
    We thought the Weston correspondent very weak till we read the item last week scoring Over the Rhine.
    A two-months old infant of Carl Clifford was buried in the Butlerville cemetery Saturday.
    C.F. Hole, who keeps U.S Weather Bureau Thermometer No. 2945 informs us that last Friday the mercury registered 28 below zero, being the coldest since the establishment of the station fourteen years ago.
    A.W. Bewsey and family have arrived and taken possession of the Cope farm, east of town.
    A. Henderson is moving this week into his residence property, corner of Main and Main Cross streets.
    C.F. Hole attended the M.E. Quarterly Meeting at Holton last Saturday.
    Marcus Tyler was called to Elizabethtown last week to the bedside of his mother, who is very sick.
    Hattie Thomas and Tine Davis go to Gas City tomorrow.
NEBRASKA    Feb. 13, 1899
    Sherman Davis returned to Cincinnati Friday after a few days visit with his parents.
    Rev. Connelly filled his regular appointment at Otter Creek Saturday and Sunday. The members of the church called him as pastor of the church for another year.
    Burt Runyan and Cassius Griner of the 12th Inft. passed through here Sunday on their way to Manilla.
    A.S. Orrell and Mrs. Mary Johnson have been on the sick list for the past week.
    Married at the residence of the bride's parents, Mrs. Vinnie Underwood to Mr. Frank Hobbs, Rev. Connelly officiating.
    Hiram Bemish and Harry Griner went to North Vernon Sunday to see Burt Runyan and Cassius Griner.
    Dr. J.G. Cox, of Holton, made a professional trip here last week.
    Lon Johnson is a night man at the B. & O.S.W. water tank during the cold weather.
    Mike Kingsheriff has gone to Cincinnati where he thinks of engaging in the barber business.
DUPONT    Feb. 13, 1899
    Fine sleighing but very cold.
    It was from 33 to 38 degrees below zero this morning.
    J.B. McClellan went to Paris yesterday.
    Sam Rousey, of Maple Grove, is now carrying the mail from here to Holton.
    George Garrett, the former mail carrier, moved his family to Shelbyville Ky., last week.
    Rev. Holmes, of Franklin, preached at the Baptist church Sunday morning and night.
    Several from here attended the memorial services of Alonzo Graham, at Lancaster, Sunday.
    Mrs. Mollie Webster and son, Roy, returned home to Madison this morning.
    Bro. W.O Wykoff, pastor of the M. E. church, conducted religious services at the funeral of Alonzo Graham. His text was taken from Heb. 11th chapter: "He being dead, yet speaketh."
GRAYFORD    Feb. 13, 1899
    Mrs. Sarah Heaton is on the sick list.
    John Brown, of North Vernon, was here over Sunday.
    Freedom Sunday School is supplied with new singing books.
    O.P. Anderson, of Indianapolis, was here last week looking after the interests of his farm.
    Henry Carney, of Franklin, spent Sunday with his mother.
    Wm. Vinson and John Spaulding are recovering from a severe attack of the grip.
    The track walker for the railway company keeps a fire under the water tank these zero nights.
    Misses Nellie and Lizzie Vinson are home from Indianapolis. They are on the sick list.
    We understand that Chas. Heaton will soon to to North Vernon to buy spoke timber for Cone and Jones.
    Death came at 5 o'clock Sunday morning, Feb. 12, 1899 and claimed for its victim, Mrs. Alice Alicon, at the advanced age of 95 years. For a number of years she had made her home with her niece, Mrs. Dan Mitchell, from whose home services were held Tuesday, after which the remains were taken to Oxford, O., for interment.
HEGE    Feb. 14, 1899
    We are having cold weather and plenty of snow.
    William Campbell and James Waughtel are on the sick list.
    Frank Rowe visited Scipio friends on Sunday.
    William Clark and family are visiting Mrs. Dowling.
    There will be a play at Wilson Chapel in the near future.
    James Ferry of Columbus is visiting this place.
    O.L.Campbell was at Columbus last weekend.
    G. Waughtel called on J.A. Hoppus Monday.
    J. McGarry was at Elizabethtown on Monday.
NORTH VERNON     Mercury -34 Monday morning.
    Fred Weber had a relapse and is very low.
    Harry Corya, of Hege, visited relatives here Sunday.
    S.H. Grinstead, of Louisville, was in the city Sunday.
    Lincoln Dixon transacted business in Indianapolis Friday.
    Z.T. Hillbrant, of Elizabethtown, was in the city Monday.
    Harry Sweeney leaves tomorrow to look after his Tennessee land.
    Miss Belle Irwin, of Alert, is visiting her aunt, Mrs. W.B. Prather.
    Wm. J. Pool, of this city, has had an increase in his pension allowed.
    Merchant M.J. Neill, of Butlerville, was in the city on business Monday.
    Ben Winsor and family, of Leesville, Ind., are in the city visiting relatives.
    Harry Suddith, a North Vernon boy, was in the Manila fight. - Indianapolis Sun.
    His honor, Mayor Lawrence, was a business visitor to Indianapolis, Monday.
    C.B. Curtis was in the city Friday. He was recovering from an attack of la grippe.
    Ben Anderson has gone to Kentucky to enter the employ of S.H. Grinstead & Co.
    For Sale - Four houses and eleven lots in North Vernon. Inquire of George Vogel.
    Fay Harlow, of Franklin College, spent Saturday and Sunday with his parents in this city.
    C.A. Morin, of Champion, was in the city with a sleigh load of farm produce yesterday.
    The salary of Special Policeman Kerchner was elevated to $40 dollars per month by Council Friday night.
    The demand for coal was so great that dealers were compelled to deliver that article on Sunday.
    John C. Curtis has been confined by illness to his home on South State street for several days.
    Miss Jennie King, of this city, spent several days with Miss Anna Hudson, of Paris Crossing.
    For Rent - Room 22 x 65 ft, with front and back stairs, also two dwelling houses. Call at Bacon's store.
    The Ladies Aid Society of the Baptist church will meet on Thursday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Collins.
    Mrs. Harry Thorp visited relatives at Indianapolis last week. Harry, in the meantime, nearly froze to death.
    Mr. E.A. Platter, President of North Vernon Pump and Lumber Co., will move back to Anderson in the spring.
    Owing to the intensely cold weather and a scarcity of coal, the city schools were dismissed indefinitely Monday morning.
    Mrs. James Dorsey, who had been at Cincinnati several weeks nursing her mother, who was seriously ill, returned home Monday.
    The G.A.R entertainment, on the 22 inst., like all the entertainments given by that organization will undoubtedly prove a success.
    Postmaster Hamrick, of Lovett, was in the city Wednesday on the way to Vernon to attend the funeral of his Brother Knight, Clarence Harlow.
    A heavy wagon ran over Miss Mildred Little yesterday, injuring her leg and arm. Fortunately no bones were broken, and she will soon be out again.
    Al Barnum and family have moved to Elwood, Ind., where Mr. Barnum expects to work in the tin plate mills. His son has been there at work for some time.
    The North Vernon Pump and Lumber Co. will take immediate steps toward rebuilding their mill in Jackson county which was recently destroyed by fire.
    Mr. A.B. Malmsbury, of St. Louis, was in the city last week, returning home Wednesday accompanied by Mrs. P.R. Gibson, who will remain there several months.
    Mrs. Lydia Blaich, of the Indianapolis News, accompanied by her sister, Martha, came down Saturday to attend the funeral of their cousin, Mr. George Euler Jr., at Vernon the next day.
    A big delegation of Campbell township's citizens was in the town Wednesday. Among them we noticed Young Bemish, John Hutton, P.D. Baughn Jr., Henry and Charlie Hole.
    The Ladies Aid Society of the Presbyterian church will meet on Thursday afternoon at the home of Mrs. J.E. Wagner. A box lunch will be furnished by Section 1. Everybody invited. Lunch 15 cents.
    Mr. James Orrell, of near Centerville, was a business visitor here Saturday. He reported that Mrs. Roudebush, his mother-in-law was critically ill of pneumonia, and expressed grave doubt of her recovery.
    John Muster, of Queensville, was in the city Saturday and reported that at sunrise on Friday morning the mercury at Green's store registered 30 degrees below zero-the coldest ever known in that vicinity.
    Richard Lawson & Son, of Jefferson County, who built the pike from this city to Oakdale, were awarded a contract last week for building 19 miles of pike in Switzerland county, to cost about $30,000.
    W.N. Turner, the telephone man, arrived here Friday, and will as soon as the weather permits, begin the work of erecting the poles for his enterprise, which is expected to connect this city with every town of importance in the state.
    Word from the sunny south come to the effect that Mrs. E.O. Hayman, who recently went to Evergreen Ala., is comfortably located and is improving as rapidly as could be expected. Flowers and garden truck are in bloom there.
    Mr. T.H. Hudson, of Paris Crossing, transacted business in North Vernon Saturday. According to his knowledge the weather down there Friday was not as cold as it was reported to have been in some other parts of the county.
    The relief committee from all the churches of the city are requested to meet on Friday afternoon Feb 17th, at the home of Mrs. J.H. Green. It is desired that all the churches be represented at this meeting as there is much to be done in this line of work.
    George Euler Jr., of the Zion church neighborhood, on Muscatatuck creek, died at his home at 2 a.m. Friday of pneumonia complicated with la grippe. He was 32 years of age, and leaves a wife and two children. Funeral services were conducted from Zion church, at 10 a.m. Sunday, Burial at Vernon.
    An axel on a dead engine in the local freight train on the Branch Road broke near Ostico yesterday and ditched the whole outfit. The passenger coach was overturned and burned. One passenger a lady named Stewart, of Deputy, was severely but not dangerously wounded, and Conducter Herod was bruised about the head.
    To all friends and associated who so kindly assisted me in the illness and death of my husband I desire to express my heartfelt thanks. Mrs. Emma D. Euler.
    James Tate, of this city, aged 60 years died of consumption Thursday evening. The remains were taken to Deputy, Ind., on Friday, for interment. He was a son of Mrs. Minerva Tate, and a brother of Mrs. B.E. McClain and Mrs. G.L. Tripp, and leaves a wife and one child.
    Notice is hereby given that I have sold the route of the Cincinnati Post to Carl Grinstead, and all persons owing for that paper up to Jan. 29th are requested to call at my bowling alley and settle, or Mrs. Verbarg, who is collecting, will call on you. Chas. Verbarg.
BREWERSVILLE    Feb. 15, 1899
    Claude Marsh, of Greensburg, was here on business the last week. While he was the guest of his uncle, W.F. Marsh.
    Mrs. Erna Howe, of Westport, visiting her parents here Friday and Saturday.
    Peter Gasper has his new barn completed.
    Mrs. Jud West spent last week in Indianapolis sight seeing.
    Born, to Billy Gasper and wife, Friday, Feb. 10th, a son.
    Mrs. Samuel Carpenter died of consumption Friday, Feb. 10th. Funeral at Pleasent View church at 12, Sunday after which the remains were laid away in the Cave Spring cemetery.
    The young folks gave a surprise at Daniel Burk's last Tuesday night in honor of Miss Julia's 21st birthday. The evening was pleasently spent and when the hour came to disperse they wished Julia many more anniversaries.
    We extend our heartfelt thanks to the neighbors and friends who so kindly assisted us in the sickness and death of our dear mother, Mrs. Anna Smith.    The Children
    35 degrees below zero. That is the reason items are scarce in this column.
    Henry Carney, of Franklin, was in town over Sunday.
    Hon. Henry Geisel was home from Indianapolis over Sunday.
    Alex Levy has been sick for some time past.
    Miss Edna Burkitt,of Cherry Park, visited Mrs. Alice Richardson last week.
    Tom Bolser is laid up with a very sore hand.
    Our factories were closed down last week because of the cold.
    John Smith, of Indianapolis, spent Sunday here.
    F.H. Nauer and wife, of North Vernon, visited here Sunday.
    John Swincher has been laid up with the rheumatism for a week.
    The town election will come on March 6th.
    The Home Dramatic Club gave a play at the opera house last Friday night that was a success in every way but one. The boys, and some of the young men, whose names should be mentioned, made so much noise that the audience could hardly hear half the play. It is now the time such a nuisance should cease. Our people should be protected from the insults of these young rowdies. The present town authorities will soon be out of office. Why not elect some who will do right by the people.
    Several of the boys have received photographs from Private Ed Arnold of Co. D, 161st Indiana Volunteers, located at Camp Columbia, Havana, Cuba. "Flip" looks natural.
    A town council should be elected at the next election that would be in favor of giving the Town Marshall a salary or other positions (lamp lighting for instance) that would justify him looking out for the towns interests alone. Every day some of our ladies are insulted by young loafers or rowdies, and occasionally, drunken people. Then again, one cannot attend any public gathering and enjoy oneself in peace. Let us elect a Marshall who will do his duty, but let him be paid for performing said duty.
    The janitress at the school house, Mrs. Mattie West, has had her salary reduced by the school board from $15.00 to $10.00 a month for firing a furnace and taking care of four large rooms, and such weather as this.
    The remains of George Euler Jr., of Zion, were interred in the Vernon cemetery Sunday.
    Mrs. Alice Sheard died at her home near Grayford Sunday morning, Feb. 12th. Funeral services were held at 10:30 yesterday, at the residence, Rev. Grimes officiating. Remains were taken to Oxford, Ohio, for interment.
    Everett Wagner, of Indianapolis, was in town Monday.
    Ed Harmon,of St. Louis, visited here this week.
Castle Hall Rescue Lodge, No. 26 K. of P.
Vernon, Ind.    Feb. 8, 1899
    Out of respect of the rememberance of our dearly beloved brother, Clarence Harlow, who departed this life at 10:15 p.m. on Sunday. Feb. 5, 1899.
Respectfully submitted,
W.N. Nauer
R.T. Osborn
H.B. Henninger
COMMISKEY    Feb. 13, 1899
    The news from our little burg has not been reported for some time and since last reported Cain Priddy has moved his family from the Lawrence store-house to Ephraim Granger's property.
    John Glosser was at Vernon and North Vernon on business last Saturday.
    John Lake, of North Vernon, was here last Friday and Saturday on business.
    Billy Glosser, of Kismondy, Ill., has been visiting his brother, John Glosser, at this place, for the past month. He is a repairer of sewing machines and has been working some at his profession while here. He thinks of returning home soon.
    Mrs. W.H. Conner, who has been very sick for the past two months, has about recovered her usual health.
    C.F. Lurton has been putting up ice.
    J.M. Davis has recently heard from his long lost sister, Sarah Davis, who married and left here during her girlhood, going west. The family became scattered and most all of them have been removed by death, and for many years no news had come from this sister and she was supposed to be dead. Word has been received through the aid of attorneys that the sister is alive and that her home is in Sumner, Ill. These two are the only members of the family now living.
    Uri Hopkins will build an addition to his residence in the near future.
    A Mr. Gosnell, from central Illinois, was here last week, wanting to buy some heavy farm horses.
    Gusty Wetzel occupies the home property with his father.
    George Sayers had a horse crippled Wednesday evening.
    How was yesterday morning for cold weather.
    The sale at Mrs. Giles Spaulding's last Thursday was not well attended on account of the cold weather.
    County Superintendent Deputy visited the school at this place last Wednesday and took dinner with John Glixner and family.
    Lizzie Kelch went to Kentucky last week to work.
    George Gerth pressed several tons of hay last Wednesday with Kendrick Bro's press.
    Joe Gerth and Mr. Gosmel left for Illinois Friday morning.
    While helping George Gerth press hay last Wednesday Will Lux froze one of his fingers.
    While Forrest Lattimore and Jim Burke were going to the Spaulding sale in a sleigh their horse became unmanageable and after throwing both out ran away. No one was injured.
    Several from here attended the funeral of George Euler at Zion Sunday.

Vernon Journal, November 13, 1903

Golden Wedding Anniversary
    On Tuesday the golden wedding anniversary of Peter and Charity Kinder was celebrated at their home at Lovett and 42 guests were present. This happy old couple are two of Lovett's most honored and respected people and the Journal joins the host of friends in extending congratulations upon their having reached the 50th year of wedlock. Peter is 84 years of age and Charity 74. Many suitable and elegant presents were sent. The day was spent as usual upon such occasions except that ordinarily the dinner lasts about two hours, but here the Journal's informant says the dinner lasted all afternoon and into the evening. The following were present:
    Sylvester Kinder and wife, brother of Peter.
    Marion Meek and wife, brother of Charity.
    Fielden Lett, an old acquaintance, and son Will and wife.
    Will and Mary Donalds and son.
    The children present:
    J.W. Kinder, Jasper Kinder and wife, Allie Hien, S.A. Green and wife, Web Kindder and wife, Walter Kinder and wife, Bessie Kinder.
    Grandchildren present:
    Lena and Arthur Hein; Clark, Ernest and Minnie Green; Arthur, Ora, Raymond and Peter Kinder, children of Jasper and wife; Lola, Lizzie, Leonard, Lena and Loyd Kinder, children of E.D. Kinder and wife; Forest and Leroy Kinder, children of L.M. Kinder and wife.
Marriage Licenses
    Charles E. Jackson to Elsie J. Grinstead-Nov. 2.
    Wm. H. Sampson to Flora A. Gasaway.

    S.S. Stribling of ParisXing was in Vernon Thursday on business and paid the Journal office a call. Mr. Stribling is in his 80th year and is getting his second eyesight. He was born at Madison and came to this county in 1845.
    Mrs. Crist Harman, of Columbus is here visiting her son, Henry Harman.
    Wm. Clerkin of Butlerville was here Tuesday.
    Nicholas Eitel and wife and daughter went to Indianapolis Thursday.
    Miss Mary Batchelor entertained a few of her friends Wednesday evening.
    The funeral of Miss Mayme McCammon took place Thursday afternoon from the home of Miss Lyde Wagner, conducted by Rev. Goodloe. Interment in city cemetery. The pall bearers were: Fred Fetter, Roe Thomas, Henry Harman, W.H. Richardson, E.P. Trapp and Ralph Cotton.
    Those who were here attending the funeral of Grace Wagner were: Abram Wagner and wife, Wm. Wilson and wife, George McCammon, wife and sons and Everett Wagner of Indianapolis. Will Smith and wife of Madison and Wilbur Wagner and mother of Butlerville.
    Henry Hinchman went to Hunnington Thursday morning to see his daughter, Mrs. Almond, who has been will for some time.
    E.F. Emory and wife of Butherville were here Thursday.
    Grace Morin of Deer Creek was in town Thursday.
    Miss Florence Eberwein entertained relatives from Indianapolis last week.
    Mrs. Susan McCracken of North Vernon is spending a few days with her nephew Oscar Corya.
    Henry Eberwein is engaged in corn shredding.
    Miss Edith Galloway who is attending school at Greensburg spent Sunday at home.
    Clyde Tatam has returned home from Cincinnati.
    Emma Myers has received another lot of millinery.
    A.C. Rush has returned home from Illinois.
    Mrs. Kendrick and Meta Kendrick of Butlerville spent Sunday at Morgan Sharpe.
    Mrs. N.J. Neill, H.C. Semon and family and Mr. and Mrs. C. Brown of New Marion visited at Ed Semon's Sunday.
    Mrs Barbara Stanley has returned from Hot Springs, Arkansas and at present is making her home with her grandaughter Mrs. H.C. Lamb.
    Miss Mattie Ralstin is convalescing.
    Mrs. Lillie Schonfield remains about the same, very low.
    H.G. Lamb and wife were shopping at North Vernon Saturday.
    John and Letha Sprauge were at North Vernon Saturday.
    Hadley Richardson and family entertained friends from Versailles Sunday.
    Jas. Wilson, wife and daughter Lillie spent Sunday at U.E. Smiths.
    Miss Doris Woolman was a recent guest of Miss Mattie Ralstin.
    The Ralstin corn shredders are at work now shredding corn for C.L. King and Hadley Richardson.
    John Moll has returned from a pleasure trip to Mississippi and various other points.
    Clem Neill is working in timber at Mrs. Lizzie Johnson's.
    The teachers held institute on Saturday.
    E. McKay and Wm. Moran of Queensville were here recently.
    C. Adams occupies the Amsden house.
    Married on Nov. 3 at bride's parents Miss Elsa Grinstead to Mr. C. Jackson.
    Dr. Adams moved his office on Hern lot.
    V. Boicourt and wife and daughter of Harper were here on Sunday.
    O. McGiniis of Chicago, Ills. is here visiting his brother.
Willow Valley
    Owen Noon moved into his new house last week.
    Henry Burghmyer bought a bunch of hogs of Jim Otis last week.
    The foundation of the new bridge over Indian creek is nearing completion.
    Jim Otis called on Sam Young Sunday.
    Joe Stewart and family of North Vernon are visiting his parents here.
    George Hall visited Wm. Boner and family Sunday.
    Henry Crawford and Delancy Marvin, the two artistic carpenters are putting a roof on Uncle Harvey McClure's cabin; the old Young homestead where Mrs. Lou Brower spent her happy childhood with her parents.
    Hattie Whelan called on aunt Sallie McClure last Tuesday, also Mrs. Jno. Gray, Mrs. Gant Hendricks and Mrs. Frank Craig.
    Theodore Hess was the guest of his mother-in-law Mrs. Nancy Tweedy last Saturday.
    Andy McClure and Andy Whelan have gathered their own corn as help is now scarce as hen's teeth.
    Lizzie and Hattie Whelan called at Sunnyside farm last Sunday morning.
    We are plaesed to learn Mrs. John Hengstler is some better, but still bedfast.
    Bert Jordan and his six hands gathered corn and hauled home from the Whelan farm last Thursday. Bert is a hustler. If we had a few more like Bert in this vicinity, help would not be so scarce.
    Andy Whelan was on the sick list a few days last week.
Pleasant Ridge
    William Young and wife of Tipton and Mrs. Lou Brower and Mrs. Lucy Bolser of Vernon visited Jasper Jordan and family Tuesday.
    Little Helen Schnadinger of Grayford who has been visiting her grandparents here, returned home Monday.
    Mrs. Henry Geisel of Vernon and Mrs. Lillie Simpson were calling on friends in this vicinity Monday.
    Charlie Lauderbaugh and sister of Grayford visited in this vicinity Sunday.
    Jasper Jordan and wife and grandaughter spent Sunday with Herman Ahrmann and family.
    A few friends called on George Garris and family Sunday.
    Miss Anna Loftus of Vernon spent Thursday evening with J.N. Jordan and family.
    William Stewart and family visited their parents George Euler and family Sunday.

Vernon Journal, November 13, 1903

    The colored celebration on Thursday was in every respect a success. The attendance was very large, considering the limited number of that race in this part of the State, there being about one thousand present. The colored people of Campbell, Bigger, and Vernon townships turned out in full, almost, and the early train brought several hundred from Madison. Upon the arrival of the latter a procession was formed at the Depot, consisting of four hundred persons, actual count, which marched through several streets to Pabody's Grove, where the celebration was held. They carried banners bearing the following mottoes:
"August 1st No More."
"For thee, Fair Freedom, we welcome all the past."
"The Friend of Freedom," (With portrait of Lincoln).
"We Honor the Dead who died for Liberty and Union."
"We Celebrate the anniversary of President Lincoln's Proclamation of Freedom to 4,000,000 African Slaves."
"With Malice toward none, with Charity for all, with Firmness in the Right, as God gives us to see the Right, let us strive to finish the Work we are in.--A. Lincoln."
    At the grove able and timely speeches were delivered by Hon. H.R. Prichard and Rev. Moses Broyles, which were attentively listened to.
    The conduct of those in attendance was good throughout, there being neither drunkeness nor disorder. The officers wer prompt in discharging their duties.

North Vernon Plain Dealer, July 9, 1872

    Wheat will be about an average crop in this part of the county. It is all cut and in the shock. The grain is very full and plump this year as a general thing. Oats look well. They are going to be short, but well headed. Corn is growing fast this warm weather.
    Our school is in a fair way to be built up, and is growing in prosperity. The Eleutherian college is built on College Hill, a beautiful eminence situated in Jefferson Co. Ind., ten miles from Madison, on the old plank road running from Madison to Paris. It is four miles south of Dupont. The locality is healthful, the scenery beautiful, and the society moral, and the social influence good. Ardent spirits are not sold nearer than Paris or Madison, seven to ten miles distant. The college building is of stone 44 by 65 feet, three stories high. The institution was formerly in the hands of the Baptists, it is now in the hands of the Presbyterians. Professor Gilmore is proprietor. He is highly recommended in this vicinity as a teacher. Young men and women, if you want to gain an education here is the place to do it. The fall term will begin in September. The school for some years back has been in a low condition. I see nothing now to hinder it from being built up and become as popular as Hanover or Moore's Hill. The college has ample room to accomodate three hundred scholars. STUDENT.

Vernon Journal, September 23, 1903

The Peoples' Talk
    Carney McGannon of North Vernon came down to Vernon Monday and called on a few of his old time acquaintances. He said he couldn't tell exactly what was the most exciting time he ever had in Vernon because he had so many of them. He puffed Vernon's ancestrial reputation a little when he said it contained the most cordial - and sociable people of any he ever knew. There are but few people living here now who were children along with Mr. McGannon.
    "Has the train gone up yet."
    "No it just whistled for the station" was the reply. Well when it gets here will be just 50 years exactly since I came to Vernon." said John Wenzel Tuesday morning. "On September 22, 1853 I came up from Madison on the morning train and have lived here ever since. Vernon was the terminus of the railroad then and a stage was run from here to Indianapolis."
Who Wants a Husband!
    The following letter was addressed to C.E. Wagner former proprieter of the Journal who kindly turned the matter over to this office for consideration. The gentleman is taking bids on the proposition of securing himself a frow, although evidendly he does not want it known.
C.E. Wagner, Editor.
    Dear Sir-Please find inclosed card addressed to myself. Tell me what it will cost 1, 2 or 3 weeks for this ad in your paper. I will remit.
    Wanted-Middle aged single lady as wife with home and some means, by gent. past middle age, monthly income $11.90. Address, H. Grot, Ansonia, Ohio.
    Put nothing on card but price.

North Vernon Plain Dealer, January 8, 1890

Geneva Letter
    The new year brings nothing new in the weather.
    The Scipio Dramatic Club enjoyed their visit to Hardenburg very much, and hope to be able to go again soon and be better prepared to entertain the people there.
    Scipio holiday treats were good and the merchants well pleased.
    Rosa Amick is still in poor health; her presence is sadly missed in the school room.
    The sexton of the church thought to put a stop to the old custome of "ringing out the old year," by new locks and props to the door, but mischief, like love, laughs at locks.
    The Hardenburg Dramatic Club produced their play "Among the Breakers," at this place last Saturday evening. The inclement weather kept many away who would have been there otherwise.
    Larry Devine and Bess Starbright won the laurels.
    Everett Brown was up Saturday night. He kept moderately quiet, his only cry being "Where's my whip?"
    G.F. Amick is invoicing his stock of merchandise this week.
    Carrie Moore, of Moore's Hill, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Johnson, returned to her home yesterday.
    The G.A.R. Post elected officer as follows: Wm. Wallace; Sr. Vice Com., George Day; Jr. Vice Com., John Poor; Chaplain, Jas. Mills; Sergeant, Robert Mowry; O.D., P. Ferry; Adj., Ser. Guard, Lafe Campbell; Ser. Maj. John McConnel; Delegate, John McConnell; Alternate, Lafe Campbell.
    Col. H. Tripp Camp No. 157 Sons of Veterans install the following officers next Saturday night; Captain, O.M. Waddle; 1st Lieut., W.E. Hearn; 2nd Lieut, John Day; Chaplain, John Foist; 1st Sergeant, S.H. Amick; Q.M. Sergt., Medad Green; Sergeant Guard, Louis Hamilton; Color Sergeant, Wm. Bannister; Corporal Guard, Muff Webb; Principal Musician, William Mowry; Camp Guard, Thomas Hibbard; Picket Guard, John Flemings; Delegate, W.E. Hearn; Alternate, Wm. Bannister.
    Rev. I.I. St. John, of Salem, Ind., will hold a series of meetings here this week
    Medad Green left Monday morning for Butlerville.
    The Scipio Theatrical Troupe was organized the other evening. K.F. Clapp was elected business manager.
Jan. 7th
Scipio Letter
    Sand Creek is on a big high to-day.
    Wyaloosing is past fording, notwithstanding the bridge we have over it, and one approach is nearly five feet deep with water.
    Rev. St. John preached here yesterday afternoon, and will hold a meeting here every night this week and have a communion service here next Sunday morning at 10 a.m.
    The Hardenburg Dramatic Entertainment was very well attended here on Saturday night; the proceeds being $9.50 and not counting in any of the rain and mud.
    The Geneva Detective Company will meet next Saturday at 2 p.m.
    Emma Amick and Mrs. E.H. Covert and son spent last Tuesday at Columbus shopping and calling on friends.
    Dan Hutchings, of Columbus, spent last Wednesday here.
    Mr. and Mrs. Howard, of near Indianapolis, who have been visiting at Dr. Phillips, returned home the first of last week.
    Bert Amick gave a magic lantern show last Monday evening to an audience of about 25.
    Hannah Bennett returned to Terre Haute to school last Saturday. This is her second year there.
    J.L. Green's family partook of a mess of new lettice on New Year's day gathered from his garden.
    Married, on Sunday, by Esq. Keifer, Billy Dixon and Miss Selicia Carson.
    Chas. Butler and Chas. Tharp both won a turkey at the shooting match on New Years day.
    Riley Courtney, of New Market, spent New Year's night here on his way to Illinois to see one of his daughters.
    About 75 persons were in a fox chase in the Wynn neighborhood last Saturday. Almost 20 hounds were in the eheer, but as usual the foxes all have holes.
    The Dramatic Club treated themselves to an oyster supper on New Year's Eve in their hall.
    C.H. Clapp took a New Year's dinner with Joel Wilson and family at Elizabethtown.
    Medad Green goes to Butlerville to-day to stand behind the counter for Ephraim Hutton. Dad says he will be back in one month more to stay over Sunday.
    Mrs. McKeney and Willie Huston returned home from Seymour last Thursday, after nearly a week's visit
    A.S. Corya, of Hege, was here on business last Saturday morning.
    Omer Bland,of your city, was here calling on some of his friends on Thursday of last week.
    Dr. Phillips, assisted by D.B. Clapp and Bert Amick set a disslocated hip of four weeks standing for a deaf and dumb boy, 28 years old, on last Saturday. The case was a very difficult one.
Jan. 6th
Vernon Letter
    Frank Duty, of Columbus, is visiting relatives here.
    Mrs. W.M. Campbell and daughter of Nora, of Seymour, were guests of Vernon friends last week.
    Rev. J.M. Osborn and wife, of Grayford, spent New Year's Day with friends here.
    Grant Stott, who has been working at Brazil for some time past, is at home for a short visit.
    Clyde Wagner has been on the sick list for some time, but is able to be on the streets again.
    August Saupe has had a street lamp placed in front of his place of business for the benefit of his customers. Augie is the best left-handed barber in town.
    The Baptist church was crowded last Thursday to hear Dr. Graham's lecture on "Marley's Ghost."
    Rev. H. Elwyn is conducting a protracted meeting at M.E. church. Considerable interest is being manifested.
    Regular services were held at Presbyterian and Baptist churches last Sabbath.
    Lizzie Hinchman spent several days last week with friends at Grayford and Rush Branch.
    Bob Binder, who has been clerking in Storey's drug store for several years, severed his connection with that establishment last Saturday and left for his home at Seymour Sunday. A young man from Lawrenceburg has secured the position formerly held by "Bob."
    Our students who have been spending the holidays at home, have scattered again. Robt. Leavitt to Irvington, George Batchelor to Bloomington, and Ellard Bailey and Will Gannon to Indianapolis.
    The council is having new and improved street lamps placed on the corners in readiness for dark nights.
    Circuit Court closed last week after a very tame session.    Jan. 7th
Deer Creek Letter
    There was a watch meeting a W.T. Holsclaw's on New Years eve, with about thirty young people present.
    Mrs. M.L. Feagler is visiting friends and relatives at Franklin.
    Albert Graves and Miss Madge visited Tea Creek last week.
    Etta Davis spent New Years Day at W.T. Holsclaw's.
    Anna Summerfield was sick last week.
    S.V. Williams spent most of last week here. Wonder what the attraction is?
    School began Monday morning, after two weeks vacation.
    Mrs. A.B. King is on the sick list.
    Ed. Shumaker is in Ohio on a visit.
    Wheat is looking very nice.
    Rose Feagler is at home with a severe sore throat.
    Everything is flooded by the continued rain.
Brewersville Letter
    Sand Creek is on a high to-day.
    Rev. Rice filled his appointment here yesterday.
    James Hardesty and family, of Jefferson county, visited at Dr. Adams' last week.
    Rolla Davis did not come home Saturday night.
    Uncle Press Shields was in town last Friday calling on his many friends. Preston remembers the widows and orphans. Come again.
    Mrs. Eddleman, who broke a thigh bone recently, was thought to be getting along well until Monday evening when she began to sink rapidly and died Wednesday evening. The remains were interred in the Kellar cemetery on Friday. Mrs. Eddleman had been a resident of this township for a long time and her upright christian life had made her many friends.
    The Plain Dealer was newsy last week-letters from all parts of the county, and all good.    Jan. 6
East Lovett Letter
    Maude Bernheisel, of Hanvover, is visiting friends here.
    Geo. Klinker has returned home from Lipsie, Ohio, where he has been engaged in laying brick. He has been a mason for some time and understands the business.
    Jacob Johnson is in a critical condition at this writing.
    Orville Gaskill, of Madison, is visiting in this neighborhood.
    A Mr. Davis, of North Vernon, was in this vicinity last week selling organs for S.V. Harding, of Seymour.
    Mrs. Lefever, wife of Dr. Lefever, died at her home in Lovett one day last week. The remains were interred in the cemetery at Dupont.
    Will James and wife, of Northern Indiana, are visiting Thomas James.
    Mrs. Maria McCaslin is visiting in this neighborhood.
    Winnie Lockman, of Dupont, is visiting at Baxter McClennan's.
    Maudie and Minnie Knowles, of Madison, are visiting at Geo. Perry's.
    A party of boys have run a telegraph line from Commiskey to the Hopewell neighborhood. This may be a benefit to the boys in learning the trade.
January 5th, 1890
Hardenburg Letter
    Rain, rain, mud, mud, and still raining and warm enough for spring, which is proven by the strawberries being out in full bloom. Turnips and cabbage are growing vigourously. New Year's Day was a rainy day. The streams are overflowing.
    George Brown started for Obion, Tennessee, early this morning.
    John Lewis has gone to Arkansas to make staves for McDonald, of Seymour, this winter.
    Marion Reeves has just returned from a visit to Moore's Hill.
    Notwithstanding it rained all day Saturday the Hardenburg Dramatic Club report a good audience at Scipio Saturday night.
    Rev. J.M. Swarthout preached at the Baptist church last Sabbath, both morning and evening.
    Rev. L.L. Henson will preach at the Baptist church here next Sabbath at three o'clock p.m.

North Vernon Plain Dealer, October 21, 1903

Vernon Local News
    The new telephone line between Vernon and New Marion was finished last week.
    Mr. James Renie is the new deputy under Auditor Campbell.
    Lee Butler, who has been dangerously ill of typhoid fever at his home in Anderson, is some better.
    Nettie Baker is slowly improving.     Mrs. Philip Nauer is again able to be about the house after being confined to her bed for over a month.
    W.N. Hess was home from Leesville several days during the holidays.
    John Rowan and family, of Indianapolis spent several days here recently with realtives.
    C.E. Boner has returned from a visit to his brother Emery at Marco.
    John Overfield returned to Tennessee Monday after spending Christmas with his family.
    Rev. G.S. Henninger and wife, of Indianapolis, spent the holidays here.
    George Jordon is clerking for Eitel Bros.
    The following officers were elected by Mr. Ida Lodge, No. 73, I.O.O.F., Wednesday night: Peter Willman, N.G., Jesse Richardson, V.G., T.B. Reed, Sec., A.G. Cotton, Treas., C.C. Jordon, Trustee, Grant Jordon, Rep.
    John Fetter has been confined to his bed a week by sickness.
    Harvey Encampment, No. 53, I.O.O.F., elected the following officers at its last meeting: Jesse Richardson, C.C., E. Vanscoy, F.& P., James Orrell, S.W., H.G. Nelson, Scribe, A.G. Cotton, Treasurer, C.C. Jordon, Trustee, E.J. Welker, Rep.
    Will Flint, of Cincinnati, visited his father here over Sunday.
    Mrs. Ecklemeyer, of Covington, Ky., spent the holidays with her brother F.F. Frecking and family.
    Ida Rebekah Lodge, No. 33, I.O.O.F., will install the following officers Monday night: Myrtle Thomas, N.G., Almeda Welker, V.G., Anna Carney, Sec'y., Mrs. C.E. Boner, Treasurer,
    Henry Harman will assist Treasurer Staples for a short time.
    It is now Sheriff Orrell.
    Mrs. Harry Ryker and child of Indianapolis visited here last week.
    John Vawter who is attending college at Champaign, Ills., spent the holidays with his mother and sisters here.
    Belle Batchelor spent the holidays with relatives in Indianapolis.
    M.A. Shepherd and family, of Indianapolis, spent the holidays here.
    Henry May is visiting relatives at Fowler, Ind.
    Lew Dixon was down from Indianapolis Sunday.
    Grover Todd spent the holidays with his relatives here.
    Charles May returned to Indianapolis Sunday.
    Editor Culp was on the sick list last week.
    Vester Rich returned to Indianapolis Sunday morning.
    U.B. Hill wife and son Willie returned to Indianapolis Wednesday afternoon, spending a week with relatives here.
    Miss. Jennie Hensley, of Indianapolis, spent the holidays with the family of J.H. McGuire.
    Mrs. Lou Brougher and son Minus visited relatives at Mitchell during the holidays.
    A son of J.W. Brewer from New Castle, visited him during the holidays.
    Joe Coryell, of Union Mills, Ind., spent several days here the past week.
    A.D. Hambrick, of Van Buren, was here Monday.
Beech Grove
    Richard Gibbs, of Erie, Penn., is visiting his mother Mrs. Wm. Stewart at this place.
    Bert Towel and wife returned to Jolliet, Ill., Saturday after spending Christmas with relatives here.
    The remains of Mrs. Alice Carson were buried at Vernon last Saturday.
    Will Glixner spent Christmas with the family of Wm. Boner.
    George Hall is spending the holidays with relatives at Indianapolis.
    Henry Burghmeyer was the guest of Otto Hess and family recently.
    Fred Young spent Sunday with friends at Hayden.
    John Kelsch visited Sam Young and family Sunday.
    John McQuaid, of Muscatatuck Bottoms, visited relatives in this vicinity Sunday.
    William Boner helped Sam Young butcher several fine hogs Monday.
Hooker's Cross Roads
    Mrs. Riley and daughter Ida spent Christmas at Columbus.
    Mr. Wilcox and family spent Christmas with Mr. West.
    Joseph Carson, of Walnut, Kan., Elharron Carson of Indianapolis, Riley Bowen of Sardinia and Clarence Freeman and family spent Christmas with Ezra Hooker.
    William Riley and family, Lon Judson and family and Misses Myrtle and Ida Riley spent Sunday with their parents Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Riley.
    Master Myron King and little sister visited at Charley Riley's this week.
    Misses Gertrude, Mamie and Eva Sherman, of Sardinia, visited relatives in this neighborhood this week.
    Newton Corn and wife, of Indianapolis, spent Christmas at Isaac Temple's.
    Mrs. Bartee entertained friends last week.
    Miss Lizzie Trapp spent Christmas with her sister Mrs. Link Hooker.
    Miss Lulu Carson is spending the week with friends and relatives in Indianapolis.
    Frank Stearns and family visited at Ira Boicourt's one day last week.
Big Branch
    Henry Mundy and wife visited Hayden relatives Saturday and Sunday.
    Andy Haag visited Wm. Glixner Tuesday. He will leave for Indianapolis soon.
    Miss Flora Bertram, who has been working at Indianapolis, is at home.
    Miss Maggie Fogel, of Malbcomb, Iowa, is visiting relatives here.
    Adam Hauersperger has returned from Iowa.
    Will Glixner was at North Vernon on business Friday.
    Nick Kellar and Jasper Spencer are pressing hay at Weston.
    Miss May Palmer, of Dupont, was the guest of her cousin Mabel Ferguson Saturday and Sunday.
    Jas. Stafford, of West Virginia, visited friends in this vicinity recemtly.
    Frank Hosimer made a business trip to North Vernon Monday.
    Geo. Layman returned Wednesday from Illinois, where he has been working the past season.
    Frank Layman purchased a fine driving horse of Thos Pearce recently.
    Boyd Vance and wife, of Elizabethtown, are visiting relatives at this place.
    Geo. Guiling has moved from Harris to his residence here.
    S.E. Allen was at New Market a couple of days last week.
    Dr. S.D. Adams has moved his office to his residence.
    C. Marsh, of Greensburg, was home with his parents last week.
    Otto Howe, of Westport, was here a couple of days recently.
    Tom Burke and Mike Harman, jr., of Anderson, were home Thanksgiving.
    John Sweeney, of Letts Corner, called on his sister, Mrs. J.M. Stearns last week.
    Sylvester Adams and wife, of Anderson, were guests of Willis Adams and wife this week.
    A.B. Coryell, of Hobbs, was here Sunday.
    J.H. Ellsberry traded his farm for a farm in Columbia township.
    Waldo and Osa Coryell, of Letts, were here several days recently.
    Miss Nettie Batchelor, of Vernon, was here Saturday.
    J.M. Coryell, of Union Mills, was here this week visiting his grandparents.
Slab Town
    Silas Baker called on George Hill last Saturday.
    Several from here attended the sale at Mrs. Mary Wortz's last Saturday.
    Died - December 19th. Mrs. Emma Low, at her home near here, after a long illness of consumption. She leaves a husband and five children to mourn their loss. The remains were taken to the Brushcreek cemetery for burial.
    Mike Cline and wife called on George Hill last Sunday.
    Wendle Cline and son were business callers at Nebraska recently.
    Joe Hill and Silas Moore were at Nebraska last Monday.
    Peter Eder took a load of hogs to Butlerville last Monday.
    Mr. Pickett and wife called on her mother near Osgood several days last week.
    George P. Hill and daughter Louisa were at North Vernon last Monday.
    Silas Baker was at North Vernon last Monday.
    Miss Lizzie Vincent, after an extended visit to her sister, at Remington, has returned home. She was accompanied by Miss Sadie Taylor, who will remain several days.
    Miss Nellie Crist, of Indianapolis, is spending the holidays with her parents.
    A.D. Hamrick,of Van Buren, circulated among friends here last week.
    The Misses Vinson, of Indianapolis, returned home Sunday evening after a three days visit to their parents here.
    Frank Bland and family, Mort Bland and wife, and Oakley Anderson and family, of Denver, Colorado, are spending the holidays with their father here.
    Mrs. Lawrence Callner and brother, John Gallaher, spent Christmas, with their parents here.
    Willis Mitchell and wife, and Misses Alice and Elizabeth McClanahan, of Lockland, Ohio, spent Christmas, here with Daniel Mitchell and wife.
    Carl Kinnear is at home from Purdue.
    Rev. Owens has accepted the call as Pastor of Freedom chruch, for the new year.
    Maurice Eaton, of Brightwood, is the guest of his grandparents, George Spaulding and wife.
    Miss Emma Vinson spent Christmas at Seymour.
    G.C. Ale is visiting friends and relatives at Van Buren this week.
    Born, to Jess Higgens and wife, a daughter, Dec. 22nd.
    Miss Clara Hays, of Indianapolis, is visiting at the parsonage.
    Miss Gillbo, of Holten, is visiting her uncle Tom Whitaker.
    Will Pickett and wife, of North Vernon, are visiting relatives here.
    Miss Grace Shepherd, of Madison, recently visited home folks.
    Mrs. Frank Thomas and daughter, Nella, of Indianapolis, are here on a visit with relatives.
    Miss Iva Sawyer is home from Bethany, Ill.     Mrs. Will Guthrie and daughter, Lucy, of Indianapolis, spent Christmas with relatives here.
    Mrs. Nettie Bowman died at her home near here, last Wednesday, after a lingering illness. She was a gentle christian lady, much loved by many friends.
    Mell Wells and family are spending hollidays at Deputy.
    A.W. McClellan, formerly of this place, who has worked as agent in the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company at Madison, for over a year, has been promoted to superintendent and took charge of the office at Madison Dec. 22, in place of Harry Shipman who has been transferred to Memphis, Tenn.

North Vernon Plain Dealer, January 18, 1876

Home News
Lovett has the measels.
Sardinia has the small-pox.
Osgood has a literary society.
    Mrs. Morris, wife of J.W. Morris, of Bigger township, died on Saturday, the 8th inst.
    Dr. J.M. Kyle, who was attacked with paralysis on Monday night, is about recovered.
    Harvey Godfrey, of the marble works, has teeth pulled now without a grimace. It wasn't that way before he got married.
    Dr. Harry Kyle will start some time this week for his Southern, sunny home in Texas. Good luck go with him.
    "Chicken" Butler's ghost was seen in Vernon last week. We have heard of several doubting Thomases since this fact has been announced.
    What should be said of a man who would cut off the supply of milk from his sick child, because he was not able to pay for both milk and whisky? We are informed that such a man lives not far from North Vernon.
    On last Thursday, a mound on Uncle Tommy Poole's farm near Butlerville, was opened by Dr. Green of this place and others. The mound has been there thousands of years, so far as any one knows of the contrary. A desire to learn something of pre-historic America, lead the Dr. to investigare its contents. Numerous bones, arrows, and other curiosities were found. A full investigation, which the Dr. has not yet had time to give it, may disclose something more interesting.
    John Schierling commenced cutting ice last week. The ice was about three inches thick.
    John N. Dickerson, formerly of Versailles, Ripley county, will move his family to this place this week.
    Charlie, son of Wm.Verbarg, fell from the counter in his father's store, on last Wednesday, and dislocated one of his shoulders.
    A through car was put on the J.M. & I. road on Monday, 10th inst., between Madison and Indianapolis. The people along the line are well pleased with the addition.
    On last Tuesday, Gumble & Bro., merchants of this place, made an assignment for the benefit of their creditors. Their asssets will pay about 50 per cent, of their liabilities. We understand that they will resume business again soon.
    This week we announce Nicholas Ditlinger and Harmon Dixon as candidates for Sheriff of Jennings county, subject to the decision of the Republican county nominating convention. Both are good citizens and good Republicans, and either would fill the office ably and honestly.
    Mr. E. Hamilton, of Butlerville, gave us a friendly call last week.
    Misses Ary Green and Addie Bridges are visiting relatives in the country.
    Harry Jones, a limb of the law, of Versailles, madeus a call last week. Harry will soon wear the long robe.
    Mrs. W.J. Garrity, of Louisville, Ky., was visiting her husband, the gentlemanly accommodating agent of the Adams Express Company at this place, on Wednesday of last week.
    That Man-Trap - where Walnut street crosses the O. & M. Branch Road. It is a difficult crossing to make with a good team, and what would happen with a balky team, heavily loaded, if a train should come at thundering speed out of the cut just above the crossing? The State street crossing is not an excellent one. We don't know of any more dangerous crossings than these, and they should be made as practicable as possible, before some accident happens, on account of their present condition.
    On last Wednesday night some hoodlum boys, under the influence of benzine-whisky, tried to appropriate the depot to their exclusive use. Mr. G. Oliver, the O. & M. Yard-master, was under the impression that this property belonged to the railroad, and was for the accommodation of passengers. Acting on this conviction, he insisted that they should coil up their lazy carcasses in some other corner. Some objections were made, but they were prevailed upon to vacate. One of the fellows got a slight pistol-shot wound in the shoulder in the squabble.-We advise Mr. Oliver to supply himself with a very long and a very strong raw-hide, and trounce every boy that persists in loafing around the depot after night.
    Harry Smith, of the Godfrey marble-shops is a genius. He says that the way to get above hankering after Christmas dinners, is to eat so much turkey, mince-pies etc., that it will make you sick to think about them for a year.
    Marshal Grinstead has been re-appointed U.S. Gauger for the Second Collection District of the State of Indiana. He received his commission from Secretary Bristow on the 14th inst.
    We have received this week an interesting and lengthy account of the concert at Weston. We are sorry that we can not publish it in full, on account of a good portion of our columns being taken up by the delinquent tax-list. The concert was under the management of Prof. Whitsitt and all performances are highly commended. Among those mentioned were essays on music by Dr. Gaddy, and Prof. Whitsitt. Miss Fannie Brazelton's music was highly appreciated. The proceeds of the concert were about thirty dollars.
    On last Thursday about two o'clock p.m. the startling cry of fire was heard on the streets. Upon inquiry it was ascertained that the fire, which was caused by a defective flue, was in the National Hotel; about fifteen feet square of the roof being in flames when first discovered. Cries for water, buckets and ladders, resounded through the rapidly-gathering crowd. The good, generous hearted people soon brought buckets and water, but where were the ladders? It wouldn't do to stop and inquire after ladders that somebody had heard another say that he understood that somebody else was informed that the town used to have some ladders some place; so all went to work with a will, and after some difficulty and delay, formed a line from the neighboring wells to the top of the house, along with the buckets passed right briskly for a while. The fire was soon extinguished without a great deal of damage to the house. After the fire was extinguished, it was learned that the much needed ladders were doing domestic duty on some body's farm out in the country. The fire is out now, and we don't know when we shall need them again, so they might stay there until needed! Nothing like being generous and neighborly
    Dr. A.B. Light will soon move into his new house on the south side of town.
    Henry Hooker is Baggage-master on the J.M. & I. road, running from Columbus to Madison.
    The first car load of the iron super-structure of the new bridge over Muscatatuck east of town, arrived yesterday. The workmen will begin putting up the iron-work the last of this, or the first of next week.
    There will be a Centennial spelling match at Tea-creek, Lovett township, on the evening of Wednesday, the 26th inst. A copy of Burns' poems will be given to the best speller. Admission fee, 10 cts.
    On last Sunday, about daylight, Mr. Chas. Brenner discovered some one stealing whisky out of a barrel that Doll & Bros. had moved into their new drug store. That fellow, who is known, would better confess and pay for the whisky, or leave.
PARIS CROSSING     Jan. 13th, 1876
    Rev. Allen Hill, of Ill., was visiting friends and relatives here last week. He preached at the Coffee-creek church last Sabbath: He returned home on Tuesday, accompanied by his daughter, Mrs. W.H. Dixon, who will make a short visit there.
    A young child of Henry Hudson, of Commiskey, died of brain fever, on the 11th inst.
    Andrew Prather was down here one day last week. He is traveling in the interest of the PLAIN DEALER.
    Mr. Condry, of Paris, has moved his family to Ill., where he is running a mill.
    Married-On Tuesday evening the 13th inst., Mr. "Budd" Terwilegar, to Miss Olie Condry, both of Paris.
    Born-To Mr. Walter M. Gannon and wife, a boy. Also to Mrs. Press Lett and wife, a girl. They are all happy.
SCIPIO ITEMS    Jan. 15th, 1876
    C.S. Baker has again returned to Greencastle to attend school. C.N. and D.B. Clapp leave to-morrow for Hanover.
    J.R. Thompson shipped from this place last week nearly three hundred head of hogs, overaging 251 1/2 lbs. each; said to be the best lot of hogs ever shipped from this place.

North Vernon Plain Dealer, March 9, 1876

ZENAS ITEMS    March 8th, 1876     Mr. Charles Platt is decorating his farm with a new house.
    Mr. Hinchman was up in our part of the county the other day. He was the friendliest man I have seen since the last election.
    R.A. Johnson has closed up his Tannard and is traveling as salesman for some firm in Cincinnati. He preposes visiting all merchants in this and adjoining counties, with a full line of boots shoes and notions.
Mr. Samuel Baden is visiting his old fiends here. Sam looks hearty and reports all well in Tipton and Hamilton counties.
Correspondence of the Plain Dealer
    Editor Plain Dealer-I have been requested to write an article for publication in your paper, concerning the building of the church at Commiskey, and the duty of the people to assist in the same. The effort to build this church, was commenced a year ago, at which time a number of persons took stock, intending to make it a Union church. Two lots were procured, the timbers prepared, and the frame erected, and at this point the work stopped. Nothing more was done until the 11th of Dec. at which time it was proposed by members of the Baptist church to assume the responsibility of completing it, on condition that the stockholders would assign them their right and title. This proposition was accepted, and the stock assigned to Wm. H. Lawrence, Wm. Furgerson and Lewis Wainscott Trustees of the Baptist Association. Wm H. Lawrence took upon himself the responsibility of enclosing the house within one year, and completing the same within two years, from date of transfer: the work to be done in a good business like manner. The property is, or will be, deeded to the Baptist church, giving all the denominations, (the Roman Catholics and Mormons excepted,) the privilige of using it when not occupied by themselves. This, then is the condition of the property at present. Mr. Lawrence is a thorough business man, and will no doubt have the house completed in the manner and time stipulated. There is perhaps not another locality in the county that so much needs a church-house, as Commiskey. It would accommodate the people of quite a large territory, who are inconviently situated to attend church at any other point. Of course, if Mr. Lawrence furnishes his individual means to build the house, it will be his property untill paid for; and it is hoped the people are suffiiently awake to their own interest, to have the amount ready to liquidate the debt, as soon as the house is completed. It has been suggested to me, that I propose to give instructions in "vocal music" in the house when ready, and donate the proceeds to the church; a reasonable amount of which I am willing to do. It is hoped that the people will lay down sectarianism, and all work in the spirit of unity, at least, until this very desirable object is accomplished. G.F. Whitsitt
HARDENBURG ITEMS    March 4th, 1876
    Mr. E.K. Hause and Mr. Jacob Tinney have new dwelling-houses almost completed. Mr. B.B. Sullivan has built a new fence. Other parties contemplate building as soon as spring opens.
    Our citizens are clamoring for an addition to our school house. The "powers that be" have not, as yet, moved in that direction.
    A cheese-factory is to be put in operation here in the spring of '78.
    Hardenburg has a very heavy trade in chickens, eggs and butter.
    Farmers begin talking about sowing oats.
    Mr. J.W. Harrison has gone into the fur tade.
    The Literary Society meets every Friday evening.        Squib. VERNON ITEMS    March 8th, 1876
    There is considerable sickness in and about this place at present, mostly pneumonia and bad colds.
    W.B. Wilson had the pleasure of receiving another female boarder on last Saturday night, from the neighborhood of Butlerville, charged with grand larceny.
    Miss Sallie Baughn returned home last week, from Clark County, where she has been teaching school.
    Our barber took an expensive buggy ride on last Sunday afternoon; it being the first time he has ever been known to take such a spree. Of course he had to have some accident. He broke three spokes out of one wheel, the springs and shafts, and almost broke his girls neck. He says he will quit now.
    A few young gents of this city have formed a club for the promotion of the growth of hair on the upper lip. They have offered a prize to the one raising the finest and longest in a year. We think from the appearances that L.G.H. will take the prize.
    At the last meeting of the Marion township teachers Institute the following resolutions were unanimously adopted.
    Resolved, That in Supt. John Carney we recognize an able and efficient officer and that we endorse his zeal and energy in the cause of education, and his successful management of the educational affairs of Jennings county.
    Resolved, That we tender our thanks to Mr. John H. Rogers, our worthy trustee, for his courtesy toward the teachers, and his efforts to promote the prosperity of the schools of the township.
    In view of the loss we have sustained by the decease of our friend and associate, Mr. John S. Shillideay, and of the still heavier loss sustained by those who were nearest to him, be it
    Resolved, That it is only a just tribute to the departed to say that, in regretting his removal from our midst, we mourn for one who was in every way worthy of our respect and regard.
    Resolved, That we sincerely condole with the family of the deceased in the dispensation with which it has pleased devine Providence to afflict them, and commend them for consolation to Him who orders all things for the best, and whose chastisements are meant in mercy.
    Resolved, That this heartfelt testimonial of our sympathy and sorrow be forwarded to the bereaved family of our departed friend.
    That a copy of these resolutions be forwarded to each of the county papers with a request that the same be published. George W. Bard, Secretary
BREWERSVILLE ITEMS    March 7th, 1876
    Two families moved to town last week-Mr. A.B. Coryell and Mr. Jacob Johnson.
    A protracted meeting is in progress at this place, conducted by Rev. Brooks.
    Miss Amelia Cheever died on last Sunday and was buried on Monday, at Fish-creek burying grounds.
    Wm. McGinty and family are visiting their daughter at this place.
    J.A. Davis has organized a choir here-plenty of music.

Vernon Banner, August 9, 1871

    "Uncle Sammy Read" has gone on a visit to Kansas.
    Only $2.00 to Louisville and back, Thursday, Aug 10th.     Miss Anna Howell started, Friday last, on a visit to her friends in New Jersey.
    Philip Nauer was sun struck one day last wee, while at work at the brick kiln
    Joseph Bundy has contracted with Mr. Thomas Bewley, of Butlerville, to make a kiln of 100,000 brick for him.
    Last week was so very hot that the foundrymen at the Plow Works of Wagner & Co. had to stop work. They are now laying by, waiting for the hot weather to depart.
    J.C. Cope, the bland looking publisher of the P.D. attended service Sunday morning last at the Presbyterian Church "in the sourthern part of town"
    Miss Katie Hund, Miss Nannie Harris, and Miss Nannie Wagner, of Madison, and Miss Josie Leiper of Franklin, are visiting their friends at this place.
    George Human, of Spencer township, and ex-Sheriff, favored us with a call last week, and invited us to Tim Cronan's to partake of ice cream. We vote George a clever man.
    Thomas Hall, an old and highly respected citizen of Montgomery township, this county, was very severely bitten by a Jack, a few weeks since, from the effects of which he died on the 7th inst.
Personal - Uncle Lin. Branham, formerly a citizen of this place, has been visiting his many friends here during the past week.
    Harmon Dixon, ex-Deputy Sheriff, called on us last week. We are pleased to learn that his wounded ankle gives him no more trouble.
    Prof R.W. Wood and lady have arrived at home, after having spent a few weeks visiting distant friends.
    Auditor Conner and Treasurer Brougher are now very busy issuing orders and refunding the tax on 30 per cent of the valuation of real estate, which was by the State Board of Equalization, but was declared illegal by the Supreme Court since the taxes were collected. It is estimated that it will require between $5,000 and $6,000 to repay it.
    We understand that the citizens of Paris and vicinity are going to turn out in large numbers (and avail themselves of the opportunity to show the managers of the O. & M.R.R. what a whole soled, good looking, intelligent class of men and women they are in the habit of passing with their daily trains) by going to Louisville on the Excursion Train, as that will be under the management of the Vernon Presbyterian Church, and all the profits of the trip will be used by the Church, and not go into the pocket of said R.R. Co.
    E.S. Holliday was in town Friday.
    Wm. Shadomy has gone to Lick Skillet.
    Boys and men are running around the streets with swelled noses and black and blue eyes-the result of boxing gloves.
    J.C. Curtis shipped two fine Berkshire pigs, last Saturday, to some parties at Madison. John has a fine lot of them.
    Mrs. Johnson has improved the looks of her property, by building a new fence. So also has R.R. Griffith, at the old tavern stand.
    Miss Mabel Frost, daughter of Dr. Frost, of Seymour, and Miss Emma Newcomb, Indianapolis, are in town, visiting their friends.
    We notice, at the depot, some tomb stones, for the old Geneva burying ground. They are to be placed at the graves of the Butler family. This burying ground is near the old town of Geneva.
    A new Jewelry Store has been opened near the post office.
    The new church is ready for roofing.
    The total delinquent tax of this town is $5,140.64.
    A fine corpse of teachers for the public school has been selected for the coming year. Mr. T. Charlton being re-elected as principal.
    J.C. Brunett's total production of whisky for the month of July was 8,354 gallons, the tax on which was over five thousand dollars.
    The new residence of Doctor Shields is one of the prettiest buildings in town.
    George Jackson has not yet gone into the barber's business, though he might have done some clean shaving if he had detected those who lately adorned his establishment with a stolen barber pole. He proposes to shave with a scalping knife.
    The raids made on melon cars passing here at midnight seem, to be conducted successfully, as no one has yet been caught or shot in the act, though two boys have made for parts unknown.
    George Jackson took last week a half dozen pictures for an old gentleman who was at the very time boasting that his picture had never been taken for anybody and never should be.
    The P.O. here has become a money order office.
    Horace Greeley Alley has promoted his hack from a "one horse" to a two mule institution.
    The principal decoration in Horace's hack is the picture of the man who swore that "beer would not intoxicate."     Prospective candidates for the House of Refuge are numerous.

    The Annual Session of the Jennings County Teachers' Institute will convene in the Academy at North Vernon, on Monday, August 21st, 1871, and continue in session five days.
    Hon. George W. Hoss, Prof. J.M. Alcott and Daniel Hough, of Indianapolis, J.H. Martin, President of Moore's Hill College, J.C. Housekeeper,of Seymour, and other Prominent Educators, will be present and assist in its work.
    There will be a lecture each evening of the session. Prof. Hoss will lecture on Thursday evening.
    Let no teacher in the county fail to attend the Institute.
    Friends of Education, and especially Trustees and School Directors are cordially invited to attend all the exercises of the Institute. JOHN CARNEY, School Examiner, J.C.
Special Notice
    All persons knowing themselves indebted to the late "firm" of Keiler & Kunze. (at Tunnel Mills)are requested to call immediately and settle, or their accounts will be put in the hands of an officer for collection. GEO. KEILER

North Vernon Plain Dealer, February 12, 1904

Vernon Local News
    Bert Jordan and wife of Lovett, visited Vernon relatives Sunday.
    Irby Wagner was here from Indianapolis Saturday.
    The Sullivan sale of household goods was well attended Saturday.
    Mrs. Sade Swincher, of North Vernon, and Mrs. Mont Tyler, of Hayden, visited here Saturday.
    Frank Cotton, of Terre Haute, visited his parents here Friday night.
    Pat Glasco, of North Vernon, hob-nobbed with the boys here Saturday.
    Mrs. R. G. Stott and children have returned from Pennville.
    Frank Jordon, was at Butlerville, Friday, to assist undertaker Silver with a funeral.
    Treasurer Staples visited his home in Marion township Sunday.
    Mrs. Ethel Shepherd and son, Ralph, returned to Indianapolis, Saturday.
    Uncle Nick Dorrell, was down from Columbia township, Monday.
    T.C. Batchelor is so much improved as to be able to leave the house.
    Mrs. A.E. Rust has nearly recovered from her recent illness.
    Henry Geisel is still in a serious condition.
    Mrs. Margaret Baker was on the sick list during the past week.
    Mrs. Margaret Baker has been ill for several days.
    John Wenzel has been on the sick list during the past week.
    Dallas Ditlinger, son of Chas. Ditlinger, is sick with typhoid fever.
    Frank Specht returned from Indianapolis Saturday.
    Ramey Jeffries and wife visited relatives in Switzerland county, quite recently.
    Mrs. Milhous called on Mrs. T. West one evening last week.
    Mrs. Decker has sold her farm to Wm. Clerkin and will have a sale in the near future after which they will go to Kansas.
    Eli Johnson, who has been on the sick list, is better.
    Eli Stanley, wife and mother spent one day last week with Mrs. West.
    Mrs. Neill spent Friday with her daughter, Lizzie Johnson, and reported her son, Clem, who has been sick with the measles, much better.
    On account of the illness of his wife, Jackson Anderson has left Wright's mill and returned home till a later date.
    Lizzie Johnson and daughter, Challis, spent Sunday with Mrs. West and daughter.
    Lizzie Little, who has been quite ill with the grip is much better.
    Michael Brown is having lumber sawed for a new house, which he intends to build in the near future.
    Meredith Johnson, who has been ill with lung fever, is improving.
    Mr. Schonfield called on W. Johnson Sunday.
    Blanche Milhous, of Seymour, visited relatives here and at Hyde Saturday and Sunday.
    Wm. Richardson visited his son at Dupont last week.
    F.M. Coryell was at Sardinia recently.
    Wm. Fisker moved his saw mill from Sardinia to I.B. Stearn's farm.
    N.E. Howe and wife, of Westport, were here one day last week.
    Mrs. Millie Barns and daughter, of Seymour, were guests of Dr. Adams and wife, last week.
    D.L. Eddleman was at Elizabethtown last week.
    W.F. Marsh and wife visited their daughter at Greensburg last week.
    Todd Little and wife, of North Vernon, were here Sunday.
    A. Moncrief, of Sardinia, was here on Sunday.
    Tom Romine and wife, of North Vernon, were here Sunday.
    An old fashioned hard thunder and rain storm, with a small sized tornado thrown in, struck our town and vicinity last Saturday night. The wind did considerable damage to fences and other property.
    Miss Bessie Krenning was on the sick list all of last week.
    W.H. Conner seems to be the champion shipper of this part of the county. He shipped two car loads of stock from here to Cincinnati last Monday night.
    Ulysses Wells, who has been living near North Vernon, moved back to his old place east of town last week.
    The wind Saturday night blew the flues off of the church and the belfry off of the school house, breaking the bell.
    Our school teacher, A.S. Deputy, was sick the latter part of last week. His brother, Ernest Deputy, taught for him on Friday.
    Mrs. Minerva Spear is still in very poor health. Miss Maggie Wilkerson is staying there to assist with the work.
    Geo. Corya, of Red Clover Stock Farm, had about fifty large trees blown down by the cyclone last Saturday night.
    Mrs. Silas Butler has been confined to her bed the past few days with the grip, but is better at present.
    John Ashton, of Bear Creek, visited his sister, Mrs. Lizzie Glosser, last Thursday.
    Frank Corya, one of our hucksters, was quite sick last week. He is able to be on duty again, however.
    W.H. Conner has been suffering from heart trouble the past few days.
    Harmon Blaizdell's place, Fern Cliffe, was somewhat damaged Saturday night. The wind blew down his wagon shed and cow stable, blowing part of them over the cliff, also blew down two large shade trees in the yard.
    Mr. and Mrs. Abel Dunham visited the latters mother, Mrs. Redman, near Lovett, last week. She is in very poor health and failing rapidly.
    Our town was the scene of quite an exciting runaway last Monday afternoon. Beecher Deputy, who lives about four miles west of here, drove into town with a big wagon load of fat hogs for shipment. He left the horses standing for a moment and they became frightened at a passing train, and after a circuit through town they started west for home. Different ones tried to catch or stop them, but they were not checked until after they passed Coffee Creek bridge, over one mile away. Philip Jolly met and stopped them. One hog was killed and the rest much jolted, while the horses were exhausted.
    John Glosser and Silas Butler, last Tuesday, took to the County Farm and placed in charge thereof, two way-faring old men, whose former place of residence we failed to learn.
    Leona and Harold Corya are recovering from the measles. There are no new cases that we know of.
    Mrs. Olivia Tapp met with a very serious accident last Thursday morning. She started out to feed the chickens carrying a small bucket, and stumbled causing her to fall heavily, hurting and bruising her internally and spraining and fracturing her left wrist very severely. She is getting along as well as could be expected. It is hoped that the fall will not prove serious as she has been sick and under treatment for cancer all summer and fall, and was recovering nicely.
    A relief band consisting of a large number of our men and boys went last Sunday morning to help Elmer McGuire replace the roof of his house which was blown off in the cyclone Saturday night, leaving him and his famity practically shelterless. The roof was blown from the barn also and other damage thereto, while most of the fences on the farm were lying flat. He lives on the Henry Tapp place.
    Nellie Temple has been quite sick for a few days.
    W.L. Shepherd and wife recently visited relatives at North Vernon.
    Will Graham, of Lovett township, spent Saturday with his sister, Mrs. J. E. McClellan. Mr. Graham is nearly 79 years old and says he has had better health this winter than he has for several years.
    Grandma Higgen, of Seymour, is visiting her son Jess at this place.
    Joe Standsberry, of Lancaster, was here taking pictures Monday.
    Ed Gaskill is very poorly this winter.
    Harry Rochat is very low with consumption.
    Chas. Call returned home from Anderson one day last week.
    Frank Hoffman steps high for the ninth time. It is another boy at his house.
    Mrs. Inda Cole and infant son have left here for Jefferson county to escape the measles.
    Some of John H. Bland's family have had the grip the past week.
    Lucy Hoffman called on Mrs. Ida Giddings one day last week.
    L.F. Giddings and others hauled a car load of corn from Dupont last week.
    Leland Shuck, Frances Call and Mamie Johnson, spent Thursday night at Jos. Smith's.
    Mrs. Addie Johnson and daughter, Naoma, were out calling on the sick Sunday afternoon.
    Dr. Chas. Denny and Jas. Miles, of Bellevue, Jefferson county, made a business trip here Friday.
    Several of the young folks from here spent thursday evening at the home of Mr. Myers.
    Charlie Sullivan went to Scottsburg one day last week where he has a position in the telegraph office at that place.
    The sudden change in the weathr last Friday left Dr. Wildman, of San Jacinto, to pull home from here in the mud with his sleigh, but he got there just the same.
    Mrs. Mary Stanley, of Dupont, spent Saturday night and Sunday with her brother, Robt. Sullivan.
    Emma Wright still remains very ill from the effects of measles.
    Mrs. Lizzie Tatem and children and Emma Smith spent one day last week with Mrs. Ida Giddings.
    Lee Cole spent Saturday night with his father-in-law, W. Nichols.
    McIntire Bros. have started their mill in Giddings' woods.
    The cyclone that struck Dupont let up about two miles north-east of there. Wm. Thom's house was the last one torn down after leaving the vicinity of Dupont. Word came over the wires that it did considerable damage near Canaan.
    Mrs. Ida Giddings made a business trip to Dupont Monday.
    Jas. Justis traded his span of mules for a team of horses Monday.
Paris Crossing
    James Shaw of Hill Town, is sick with the measles.
    S.L. Wright and wife spent last week at Indianapolis visiting relatives.
    Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Landon gave a card party last Friday evening. Those present were S.M. Fish and wife, Dr. O. Gaddy and wife, S.L. Wright and wife and J.E. Hudson and wife. Dainty refreshments were served and all enjoyed the evening.
    Mrs. J.E. Hudson will entertain the Auxillary Wednesday evening.
    Born to David Sampson and wife, a 14 pound boy.
    Born to William Petty and wife, a 10 pound boy.
    Mrs. Law entertained Mrs. S.L. Wright, Mrs. Clara Williamson and Julia Dodd Sunday evening.
    M.B. Hudson purchased a fine horse last week.
    Mrs. C.D. Deputy spent last week with her daughter, Etta, who was very ill.
    Chas. Wright was at North Vernon Monday.
    John Boomer, Clayborne Malcomb and Frank Holmes and Misses Mary McGannon, Edith Brown and Eliza McGannon walked to the river Sunday afternoon.
    Miss Mary Lefeber went home to take care of her mother who is ill.
    Miss Grace Thompson entertained her little friends Thursday evening. Those present were Ronald Malcomb, Bruce Hanna, Lee Malcomb, Iva Carlock, Arnold Humphrey, Jessie Fish, Myra Carlock, Grace McGannon, Cora Deputy, Emily Humphrey. Cards and dancing were enjoyed until a late hour after which refreshments were served.
    Will Short and wife are here visiting her father.
    A.C. Dixon bought two fine cows last week of Will Lett.
    Martha Wright went to Louisville Wednesday.
    Misses Julia Dodd and Martha Wright entertaained A.W. Raymond and M.J. Blair, of Cincinnati, Sunday evening.
    Minnie Maddox is at home for a few days.
    J.E. Hudson and Mort Malcomb were buying horses last week.
    Goldie Buckles visited her sister, Mrs. Eva Malcomb, Sunday.
    Dr. E. Deputy has returned to Dugger, Ind., where he will practice medicine.
    A.S. Deputy is able to resume his school duties.
    We are sorry to hear the A.V. Hudson, who went to Florida on account of his health, has not improved.
    Emart Sutton is working for Thomas Woods.
    Freeman Gloyd called on old friends here last week.
    Sam Clements, of Greensburg, visited relatives here recently.
    Miss Nerva Ferdinand is staying with her grandmother, Mrs. Edwards.
    Ben Baker, who is working in Decatur county, spent Sunday at home.
    Born, February 8th, to Anderson Pickett and wife, a son.
    A small child of Wm. Gallagher is quite sick.
    Ernest Little, of Queensville, spent the first of the week here with her sisiters.
    Mrs. Alma Baker and Clara Case spent a couple of days last week with their parents at Queensville.
    Rev. Nicholson and five children have the measles.
    Edgar Kinder called on John Bare one evening last week.
    Mrs. Susan Law and daughters, Ruth and Mabel, are very sick with measles. Mrs. Elisha Thomas of Vernon, and Mrs. Lloyd Hudson, of North Vernon are with them at present.
    A.S. Graves, of North Vernon, was here on business Friday.
    Albert Green called on James Green, Friday evening.
    Floy Johnson was in Vernon, on business Saturday.
    Cora Spencer is staying with James Gahn and family, to help them through their siege of measles.
    Dr. Gaddy, of Paris Crossing, and Dr. Mitchel, of North Vernon, have been making frequent visit here of late.
    Will Biedert called on Henry Utzinger, Friday evening.
    Howard Tobias and Chester Myrick sawed wood for John Bare Saturday.
    Mrs. Lizzie Shepherd returned to Indianapolis a few days ago, after a short visit with relatives here.
    Mrs. Henry Crawford called on Mrs. James Green one evening recently.
    Andy Whelan was the guest of Uncle Abe Rust Saturday and says Aunt Sarah is much better. Her Daughter Annie Hill, Has returned after spending a few days with her.
    Andy McClure and wife were the guests of his brother, Harvey, Saturday and reports he and his wife much better.
    Mother Dehle was the guest of Aunt Sallie McClure Sunday.
    E.C. Lake and wife were the guests of Mrs. Balliff Thursday.
    Cora Bailiff is much better but not able to sit up all the time.
    John Gray, brother of the one that was burned so badly a few weeks ago in Pittsburg, says that the last letter he received stated that he thought his hands would soon be all right again. The daughter is improving. His sister, Mrs. Sprickerhoff, will soon leave to stay with him.
    Clara Knaub has returned to her home after a few days visiting North Vernon friends.
    D.F. Rankin, of Vernon, was here calling on his many friends Sunday.
    Roso Weber is spending the week with North Vernon friends.
    Jep Simmons, George Simmons, Frances King, Martha King and Ida Rich, spent Thursday as the guests of Mrs. D.B. Riley.
    Mr. Knapp, of Anderson, called on Mr. Wilson Thursday.
    Amy King recently visited her cousins, Blanch and Eva Simmons, of North Vernon.
    Mrs. Frank Phelpswas the recent guest of her mother in North Vernon.
    Jim Wright has the measles.
    Earl Ralstin fell at school and broke one of the bones in his right hand.
    Ott Hallet and wife will leave Tuesday for Illinois where they will make their future home.
    Joseph Ralstin and son Lota made a business trip to Nebraska Monday.
    Mrs. Joseph Ralstin, who has been at Osgood for some time, is at home. She will return to the bedside of her mother in a few days.
    Ben Wright is suffering a great deal with a piece of iron in his eye.
    Charles Herring has the rheumatism.
    Mattie Gossett has been very sick with the measles for a few days.
    Henry Jenkins is carrying his jaw in a sling. Cause boil, Henry says that he has to keep his mouth shut now.
    Mrs. Laura Flecher is reported quite low with lung trouble.
    Aunt Mary Herring has been quite indisposed for a few days.
    Frank Shera and sister, Kate, came down from Indianapolis to attend the funeral of their sister, Maggie.
    Mrs. J.H. Anderson, of Seymour, came up to attend the funeral of Maggie Shera.
    Charlie Stephenson and daughter, Blanche, of North Vernon, came up Sunday to attend the funeral of Gus Herring. They took dinner at Cresent Hill.
    Mrs. Beckey Campbell and daughter, Mrs. Lillie Denderlin, of Queensville, came up Sunday to attend the funeral, but they could not cross Bear Creek. They spent the day at Lett Herrings.

North Vernon Banner Plain Dealer, March 8, 1906

Birthday Surprise,
    A most pleasant and enjoyable evening was the one spent last Tuesday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Barton at 311 West Hoosier street, who gave a most pleasant surpprise on Mr. Barton's father, Rev. W.S. Rollins, it being his 56th birthday anniversary. About 60 friends of this city and adjoining town were present and were royally entertained. The evening was spent in games by the young folks, while the elder ones sat with good old time social chats. About 11 o'clock Mrs. Lucinda Good and Mrs. Gertrude Staten entered the room and announced that a luncheon was being prepared by the hostess consisting of chicken sandwiches, potatoes, pickles, pineapple sherbert, cake and coffee. This announcement was greeted with pleaure and all repaired to the dining room, which was beautifully and tastefully decorated with carnations and ferns. Many useful and ornamental gifts were received by Rev. Rollins for which he thanked his many friends. After having a good word of prayer the crowd dispersed at a late hour for their homes wishing Rev. Rollins many more happy birthdays. Card of Thanks
    Don't say a man can't be fooled, for Tuesday evening, on my 56th birthday I was badly fooled by Rev. D. W. Heston, Mrs. Sallie Barton, Mrs. Sallie Rollins and about 60 friends caught me napping at the home of Mr. Barton. About $25 in gifts were tendered which brought joy to my heart. I take this method to express my thanks to my friends through your valuable columns, and will always hold them in high esteem.

            Rev. W.S. Rollins

Columbus Daily News, December 15, 1901

Pioneer People
William Jelf
    William Jelf was born Nov. 29, 1819, 10 miles from Versailes, county seat Woodford county, Kentucky. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Jelf, Mrs. Jelf's maiden name being Jane Spalding. There were three children, William, Isaac S., and Jane, in the order named. The father died in 1824 of lockjaw, caused by running a nail in his foot, aged 37, at the old parental home.
    The mother and her three children and the grandmother, Mrs. Spaulding then emigrated to Indiana, and settled 4 miles east of Vernon, Jennings county, in 1829. Here the mother died three years later, and William and Isaac were bound out, William to learn the blacksmith trade and Isaac the saddler and business trade, - both in Madison. The grandmother and grand daughter, Jane, returned to the old home in Kentucky. William was now aged 14 and Isaac 12.
    William was married September 21, 1840, to Isabelle Vanway, midway between Vernon and Paris and lived there and in Jefferson county till 1852, then came to Bartholomew county settling in Elizabethtown and engaged at blacksmithing, till the war of the rebellion broke out. Mr. Jelf then became a member of Co. H., 19th infantry, Captain, Dick Kelly of Edenburg. He was soon promoted to 1st., lieutenant, and took part in the battles of Gainsville, Bull Run and South Mountain. Just before the close of his second year's service he was compelled to resign because of ill health.
    After coming out of the army he has not been engaged in any settled business. He moved with his family to Hope in 1870, and his wife died there March 3, 1891. Since that he visited around among his children for three years and since that time he has made his home with his youngest daughter, Mrs. Henry Fritz, in Shelbyville.
    Mr. Jelf voted the democratic ticket all his life, except in 1896 and 1900 he voted for McKinley, being a gold democrat.
    During his boyhood days he did not get more than two or three months school each year, and having an opportunity he went to school one term after he married. Mr. Jelf is now almost 82 years old and hale and hearty, and gets about quite well. The Shelbyville Republican Friday, May 27, 1904 - Death of Will Jelf - William Jelf died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Henry Fritz, at 1: 1 5 o'clock, Tuesday morning, May 24th as a result of a cerebral hemorrhage, aged 84 years, 5 months, 27 days. The deceased leaves four sons namely, - Calvin, Will S., Walter C. and James; also two daughters Mrs. Henry Fritz and Mrs. Martha Reville. The funeral will be from the home of Mrs. Fritz at 8 o'clock Thursday morning. Interment in Haugh Creek cemetery in Bartholomew County in charge of Edwards and Hageman. Findagrave Link

North Vernon Plain Dealer, September 15, 1886

The Harvest Home
    The Hardenburg Harvest Home held last Saturday was a success as it has always been in the past. The day was a magnificent one, bright and clear, and thousands of visitors had taken advantage of it and were on the grounds, viewing the exhibits and greeting friends. The exhibits were numerous and of the first class, including horses and cattle, fruit, and all products of the farm and garden etc., as follows: Watermelons, potatoes, ripe corn, corn on stalk, chickens, turkey, squashes, pumpkins, radishes, cabbage, onions, beets, apples, pears, sweet potatoes, oats, wheat, millet, sunflowers, beans, curiosities in plants and vegetables, sugar cane, plums, plants flowers, bread, grapes, harness, boots and shoes, wagons, jellies, pickles, broom corn, gourds, etc. Among the stock was a shorthorn bull owned by Dr. Nicewander, four Norman horses and mares belonging to and raised by John Wohrer, a Clydesdale Stallion and other horses owned by W.W. George, and a number of Normans belonging to Fielden Lett & Son.
    The exercises at the stand consisted of speeches by Robert Leavitt, Capt. Balsley and Ezra Whitmore, with singing by an excellent choir. During the afternoon an election of officer was held for the ensuing year, with the following result:     President, Calvin Wilder; Vice President, H.B. Weaver; Secretary, S. Carver; Treasurer, Geo. W. Downs.
    We had the good fortune to be invited to eat dinner at the table set by Mrs. Joe Beaty and Mrs. S.W. Harding and along with a number of other friends did full justice to the heavy laden board. It was a good day for us and all others who were present.

North Vernon Sun, August 20, 1925

    Charles Leo Kinder, Medora, Ind., son of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Kinder and Frieda Eleanor Dawson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Dawson R. 2 City. Married August 14 by C.A. Wade.
    Cecil O. Tempest, Brewersville, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Tempest and Opal Lutz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. F. Lutz, this county. Married Aug. 15 by E.W. Pearson.
    Carlos A. Brown, Seymour, Ind., son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Brown and Gertrude Bertille Higgins R. 6 daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Higgins. License issued Aug. 17.
    Miss Evelyn Head and Mrs. W.L. Wilson spent the week end with Miss Mable Ryker at Hanover.
    Mr. and Mrs. Reed Long and daughter Pauline of Marysville spent several days of last week here with their parents Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stigdon and Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Long.
    Wynn Clapp of Indianapolis spent the weekend here with his parents Mr. and Mrs. D.B. Clapp.
    Mrs. J.H. Grossman is visiting her son-in-law and daughter Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Keane at Indianapolis.
    George Amick left Sunday for Camp Knox where he will take the two week trainings in the Officers Reserve Corp.
    Mrs. Fritz Parcel returned to her home at Indianapolis Sunday after a visit here with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Frank Milholland.
    Clyde Wilson and Miss Blanch Stigdon who have completed their course at Franklin college returned to their home here Friday.
    Word was received here Tuesday of the death of Walter McConnell the son of the late Foste McConnell at his home in Detroit, Mich. The body will be taken to Columbus for burial.
    Mrs. Lindley Carey of Escondito, California, and Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Roush and sons Edward and Gordon of Greentown were guests of Mrs. Vina Bennett and Mrs. Oliver Poore Friday.
    Mrs. George Wilson of Indianapolis spent the week end with her parents Mr. and Mrs. William Boyd.
    Homer Wiseman of Indianapolis spent Saturday and Sunday with his parents Mr. and Mrs. Ike Wiseman and family.
    Rev. and Mrs. W.L. Robb and children and Miss Koral Shields returned Friday from an extended vvisit with relatives at Liberty, Missouri.
    Mrs. Lynn Westerfield and two children, Geneva and Muriel of Lebanon, Ky., are here visiting her sister Mrs. W.L. Wilson and family.
    Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Tomlinson of Hutchinson, Minn., came Tuesday evening for a visit with his sister Mrs. T.F. Milholland and other relaives.
    Martin Hall Jr., of Indianapolis spent Sunday night and Monday with his uncle and aunt Mr. and Mrs. B. M. Hall.
    W.A. Hutchings and son Charles of Indianapolis spent last week here with relatives. Mr. Hutchings returned to his home Sunday but Charles remained for a longer visit.
    Miss Estal Jeffries and little sister spent Wednesday night with Mr. and Mrs. Baker.
    Paul King attended the Overturf reunion at Holton Sunday.
    Alph Cox and daughter Mrs. Gladys Methews were Butlerville callers Saturday.
    The Rev. John Nicholson of Westport and Mrs. Sarah Garret of Decatur county were married last week. He is a brother of Mrs. Emma Baker and Mrs. Anna Elles of this place and is well known here. We extend congratulations.
    Miss Levon Baker spent the past week with her aunt Mrs. Mary Miles at North Vernon and attended the fair.
    Mrs. Charles Springman and children have returned to Indianapolis after a two weeks visit here with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Holdrieth, Mrs. Holdreith accompanied them for a short visit there with relatives.
    Mr. Edw. Ley spent the week end with his brother William at New Castle and also visited with relatives and friends at Tipton.
    Mr. and Mrs. Earl D. Lynn and children and Miss Elizabeth Ley of Indianapolis visited with Mr. and Mrs. Edw. Ley over Sunday.
    Miss Catherine Singer has returned from a week's visit with her brother Charles Singer and wife at Anderson.
    Mr. Ralph Kingworthy and family of Brownstown spent several days the past week with Mr. Theodore Klein and family.
    Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Reasoner entertained company from Indianapolis the past week.
    Mr. Henry Kane has commenced plowing for wheat.
    Mr. W.J. and Chas. A. Beck of Anderson and Mr. W.H. McKin of Muncie spent Saturday with F.X. Klein.
    Mr. Joseph Hughey and wife entertained relatives from Indianapolis this past week.
    Mr. Mr. George Klein is visiting his sister in Brownstown.
    Mr. Don and Vado Littell and families entertained relatives from Richmond, Ind.
    Mr. Bert Elliott and family of Shelbyville spent the week with Mrs. Elliott's sister Mrs. R.E. Johnson and family.
    Joseph F. Zohrlaut and family drove to Oldenburg in their new car Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Harry Warner and children of Sharpsville, Tipton Co., and her brother Kenneth Stearns of Seymour spent Sunday afternoon with the Klein family.
    Mr. and Mrs. Sam Ball and Mrs. Erheart and her daughter, Mrs. Fred Ellis and son Freddie are spending several weeks with Mr. Warner Peck and family.
    Rev. A.D. Batchelor of New York, George Batchelor and family and Miss Elnore Coryell of Indianapolis and Mrs. Will Dawson and daughter of Fort Wayne are house guests of Miss Carrie Basnett.
    Misses Cochrans of Rising Sun, are guests of Miss Maggie Abbot.
    R.G. Stott and wife of St. Louis visited E.J. Welker and family last week.
    John Cox of Sheridan and Ralph Cotton and family of Philadelphia who have been visiting A.G. Cotton and family have returned home.
    Irby Wagner of Indianapolis and John S. Morris and wife of Westport attended the Home Coming.
    Leonard Floyd and family and Mrs. Floyd and Mrs. Pearl Mitchell of Indianapolis visited Mrs. Maggie Mitchell last week.
    Charles Helmick and family of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, came for the Home Coming.
    Homer Walt and family and Lester Walt of Anderson visited Howard Walt last week.
    Mrs. Jefferson Trehune of Carthage is visiting her mother Mrs. James Hand.
    Mrs. Norris Whitaker of Lafayette, Miss Edna Burket of Indianapolis and Grant Townsend and family of Crothersville are visiting Jesse Richardson and family.
    Misses Hazel Rauschcaupp of New Castle and Isabelle Colvin of Muncie are guests of Miss Kathryn Stearns.
    Byfield Hartwell is here from Indianapolis visiting relatives.
    Robert Johnson and family of Austin visited relatives here last week.
    Ellard D. Bailey is here from Franklin.
    Judge Francis Marion Thompson and wife of Indianapolis attended the Vernon Home Coming.
    Mrs. Dr. L.E. Coonradt and sons of Decatur, Ill., are guests of Mrs. H.R. Carney.
    Robert Willman and wife of Denver Colo., are guests of Mrs. Henry Hengstler.

North Vernon Sun, Aril 19, 1928

    Mr. and Mrs. Ovid Matthews, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Wednesday afternoon and evening at their home on Lawrence Ave.
    About forty guests were entertained at dinner at the noon hour and during the afternoon about seventy five of their friends and neighbors called to offer congratulations and best wishes.
    They were the recipients of many useful and beautiful gifts. Among their gifts were fifteen dollars each in gold, a gift from their children.
    The house was beautifully decorated for the occasion with golden calendulas. Over the dining table a large golden bell hung from which gold crepe paper extended to the corners of the table. Two wedding cakes added to the table decorations, one a gold one the other a white and gold with a minature bride and groom. It is interesting to note that the bride and groom which adorned to top of this cake had been used first on the wedding cake when Mrs. Matthews' father and mother celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.     During the afternoon messages of congratulations were received from friends and relatives who were not able to be present.
    Among the guests were Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Mango and daughter, Mrs. Joseph Rothwell and her daughter, Joan of South Bend, Mrs. Evrett Soutt, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Parks and three sons of Manills, Mrs. Louisa Abbott of Hymera, Ind., Everett Matthews and wife of North Vernon. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Matthews of Peru, Mr. and Mrs. Perry Matthews of Columubus.
    Mr. and Mrs. Matthews were married in 1878 at Brewersville where they were born and reared and where they lived until eleven years ago when they became residents of this city.
    Since living here they have made a host of friends who wish them many more years of happiness together.
    Burglars broke into St. Mary's Catholic church Monday night and stole gold plated altar vessels including a chalice and plate, amounting to about $75.00. Local talent is suspected.
    George McCammon, son of Burt McGammon of near Brewersville, shot and killed a bandit that attempted to rob him late Thursday night at his store, 1943 Prospect avenue, Indianapolis, just as he and his wife were checking up for the day.
    The bandit, who later was identified as Ralph Osborne, a former resident of this city, after taking what change was near the cash register, attempted to force his way back into the room where Mrs. McCammon, and their young son were hiding, and was shot twice by Mr. McCammon, the first shot tearing the revolver out of the hands of the bandit and the second shot killing him.
    Osborn whose father is dead, was recently paroled from the Michigan state prison where he was serving a sentence of five to twenty years on a charge of robbery in 1923. He was identified by two young men who had been arrested a short time before by the Indianapolis police. His body was brought to this city Wednesday for burial.
    Mrs. Silas Cathay of the Elzea neighborhood is suffering from a broken collar bone. In going from the kitchen to the dining room she failed to see a bucket of milk which was in her path and fell striking her shoulder against the door way.
    G. A. Daeger of the St. Ann neighborhood celebrated his 80th birthday April 12th. Those present were: Rev. Schenk, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Daeger, Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Gehl. Those from a distance were Rev. Virgil Daeger, O.F.M., of Oldenburg, Rev. Urich of Morris, Rev. Pohl of Rockport, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Daeger, Fred Daeger, Mr. Linder, Mrs. and Mrs. R. Beck all of Indianapolis, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Daeger of Cincinnati.

North Vernon Plain Dealer, January 30, 1879

A Sensation
    On Wednesday of last week, Mr. Thadeus M. Barringer and Miss Emma Marsh of Elizabethtown, boarded the train in that place to go to Vernon and be married. This was all regular and understood. A young lady named McDonald was to accompany them as a friend. This young lady was also bent on matrimony though few persons knew it. A male friend this last lady's, Mr. Thomas Adams, had been to Columbus, secured a license and was on the train as it passed Elizabethtown though he failed to show himself to the crowd about the depot. A friendly magistrate of that vicinity was also on the train. This arrangement was made, we understand, in order to circumvent Mr. Adams' expected mother-in-law, who was not entirely satisfied to have her daughter married, at least to the daughter's choice. As the train moved off, no time was lost, the parties coming together and being tied in a hard knot by the Justice, who then left the train, as it was going slowly. The parties first named were unadvised of all this as the ceremony was very quickly performed attracting little or no attention, and were considerably surprised at the turn of affairs, when matters were explained to them. The newly and novelly married couple came to this place where they spent the day, while Mr. Barringer and Miss Marsh went on to Vernon and were made one flesh.

North Vernon Banner Plain Dealer, January 5, 1905

    Married, at high noon, December 25th, by Rev. Manuel at the residence of the bride, Miss Maud Ewan to Frank Nightswander. The bride was dressed in beautiful, soft white material, the groom in conventional black. They made a charming couple, standing under heavy sprays of mistletoe. Those present beside the immediate family were: Charley Simmons, wife and daughter, Mary, Henry Cobb, wife and children, Harry Whitcomb and daughter, Mary, Shep Whitcomb and wife, Wm. Whitcomb and wife, Doc. St. John and wife and Mrs. Kate Day. We wish for them a long and happy life.
    Several persons gathered at the home of Mrs. J. Tatem Wednesday, December 21st, in honor of her mother's Mrs. Dudley's eighty-third birthday. Those present were: George Dudley, Nellie Dudley, Flora Dudley, Mary Dilk, Emma Adams, Joseph Smith and wife, Fanny Starkey, Octavia Myers, Amy Wright, G. N. Hoffman and wife, Orb Sheldon and wife, Horace Hartman, Fred Wright, Frank Dilk, Roy Smith, Harvey Dilk, Raymond Dudley, Ray Sheldon, Rex Cotner, Wilbur Sheldon, Clara Dilk, Edyth Smith, Cora Ruth Starky and Marie Oldham.

North Vernon Banner Plain Dealer - March 16, 1905

    Mrs. Samuel Malcomb and little daughter, of Paris Crossing, were recent guests of Wib Malcomb and family. They will leave soon for California where they expect to make their home.
    Mrs. Mattie Litsey and Mrs. Lucinda Good and children have returned from Anderson, where they went to attend the funeral of Mrs. Charles Davis. Mrs. Davis was formerly of North Vernon, and while here made many friends who will be grieved to hear of her death.
    Geo. Euler, one of the most highly respected citizens of Vernon township, died and was buried Monday. He was a brother of John Euler, of this city, and for many years was in business here.
    The following glassblowers moved their families here Saturday from Marion, John Whitehouse, Joe Baker, Jake Breming, Frank Lauth and John Reich.
    Moses Bridges, aged 80 years, died at his home in Marion township last Sunday
    O. M. Hall returned from Illinois Wednesday evening. He was there to bury his mother, who was 84 years old.

North Vernon Banner Plain Dealer - February 6, 1908


Rural Carrier O. M. Hall Has Narrow Escape From Death,
    While endeavoring to cross Pleasant Run, a small stream on Rural Route No 1, near the residence of S. D. Morrison, in Campbell township, Carrier O. M. Hall had an experience that came near ending his life. The stream was swollen by the rain and melting snow to a point near the limit of safety in fording. Mr. Hall had often crossed it when the water was much deeper, and on arriving at the ford confidently drove in. As his horse neared the opposite shore it encountered a fringe of ice covered with about a foot of water. Here the animal balked, and upon being urged forward began to back and immediately turned down stream despite the efforts of Mr. Hall to guide it to safety. Seeing that his life was in danger, the carrier sprang from the rig and made for an adjacent cliff, up which he could only climb half way, and from whence he was rescued by Mr. Morrison, who arrived in hot haste on horseback in answer to the yelling of Mr. Hall. The latter was assisted to the hospitable home of Patrick Manley, where a conveyance was obtained and Mr. Hall was brought to his home in this city. The last seen of his horse and rig was about ten seconds after Mr. Hall had abandoned them; they had reached the mouth of Pleasant Run where it enters into the Muscatatuck; the outfit had turned completely around, and the horse was headed up stream. As the bigger creek was full of floating ice, all hope of finding either wagon or horse is gone. A few pieces of second class mail that had not yet been delivered and seven letters that had been collected were lost.

North Vernon Banner Plain Dealer - March 24, 1921


    On March 19th, 1921 Mr. and-Mrs. D. M. Vance were pleasantly surprised when at about eleven o'clock A. M a large company of friends and relatives gathered at their home in Lovett Township to join lit celebrating their golden wedding day. Mr. and Mrs. John Trapp attended the wedding fifty years ago and were also with them on this day. Mr. and Mrs. Vance are enjoying the best of health for people of their years. They have living six children fourteen grandchildren and three great-grand-children. The children are: Edward, Arthur and Mrs. Lou Green, of Lovett Township; Mrs. Grace Ochs of Vernon. Granville, of Longview. Ill., and Webster, of Colfax, Ill.; who, with his daughter Gladys and little son, Milton, gave them a real surprise by their presence. They received besides many useful gifts $50.00 in gold coins One thing which brought a smile to "Uncle Mit's" face was the finding two nice briar pipes. The table was laden with good things to eat until it fairly, groaned under its load but not so loudly as the sighs heard by those who had lightened its load. Those present were: Ed Vance and family, D. M. Green and family, John Ochs and wife, Web Vance, son and daughter, Arthur Vance and wife, Lewis Kinder, Roy Kinder, Jas Morin, Forrest Kinder and wife, Ed Utzinger and wife, John Trapp and wife, John Wells and wife, Joseph Shepherd and family, Philip Hein and wife, S. A. Green and family, Susan Law and Lizzie Hargesheimer. All departed wishing "Uncle Mitt" and "Aunt Mary" many more years of happiness together.

North Vernon Plain Dealer - October 20, 1870

Township Officers
At the recent election the following Trustees were chosen in the different townships:
Bigger, John F. Hayden,
Campbell, John C. Lee.
Columbia, W. W. Bryan.
Geneva, P. W. Corya.
Marion, John S. Shillideay.
Montgomery, James Hill.
Sand Creek, John Kane.
Spencer, Andrew Klein.
Vernon, Jacob L. Doll.
Center, M. H. Andrews.
The following Assessors were elected:
Bigger, John H. Cox,
Campbell, Jesse H. Grinstead,
Columbia, Amos Little.
Geneva, James A. Kennedy.
Marion, Wm. E. McGuire.
Montgomery, Wm. P. Wilson.
Sand Creek, Cyrus A. Jackson.
Spencer, Henry Childs.
Vernon, John West.
Center, Wm. H. Black,

North Vernon Sun - July 13, 1933

Man Killed by Train
    Ethan Norris, 25 years of age, (colored) of Athens, Georgia, was fatally injured about six o'clock Friday morning when he was struck by a B. & O. trains east of this city.
    Norris had lain down on the tracks and fallen asleep, but work up at the third blast of the train whistle. It was too late, however and he was struck in the side. An ambulance was called and the man was brought into this city where he was examined and it was found that his injuries were very severe.
    He was taken at once to the hospital at Seymour where he underwent an operation, but it was to no avail and he passed away at eleven o'clock Sunday morning.
    Following the accident Mr. Norris was conscious and was able to give his name and address and his mother's name.
    From papers he carried, it was found he had been hitch-hiking from his home through Tennessee and Kentucky and was probably on his way to Cincinnati and waiting to catch a ride on a train, when he fell asleep on the track.
    Mrs. Zula Nicely, township trustee notified Mrs. Ida Norris, his mother and she wrote a letter to her son but he had passed away before it arrived. She was not able to make the trip here nor send for the body so burial services took place in Hill Crest Monday afternoon.

North Banner Plain Dealer - October 18, 1906

Rabbit Plains
Crowded out last week.
The following program was rendered at the reunion of pupils and teachers at Rabbit Plains Sept. 15th 1906. Quite a number of people were present. Greeting song, by the choir; Invocation, B. M. Guirl, of Clay City; Song. ' The Welcome Home," By the Old Folks; Address of Welcome, Collins Wildman; Recitation "Old Days on the farm," Leslie Giddings; Song, "I'm going to yonder bright glory," By the Old Folks; Recitation, "The Inventors wife," Shirley Giddings; Song, "Gathering home," By the Old Folks; Recitation, "When I was a little girl," Nina Giddings; Song, "Children go to and fro," By the Children; Address, "Education," Ray Condrey; Song, "We are Homeward Bound," By the Old Folks; Recitation, "Whistling in Heaven," Ethel Johnson; Recitation, The Susceptible Parson," Verna Tatem; Noon Hour. Song, "The Old School Bell," By the Choir; Calling of Pupils by former teachers. There were 18 of Col. Wildman's pupils present, 15 of W. A. Wildman's, 36 of G. C. Ale's, 22 of Peter Shuck's and 32 of Leland Shuck's. Each group of pupils was photographed, Address, G. C. Ale; Duet, Verna Tatem and Tola Camp; Address, Ed Graham, of Boon county; Address, W. N . Guirl, of Clay City; Reading of letters by the Secretary; Letters were read from Mrs. Lue Wooley, of Kokomo, Ind., Mrs. Alice Heinmiller, Kappa, lnd., Mr. Lewis Merrell, Michigan and Mr. M. R, Moran, Newport, Kentucky. Address, Morten Guirl; Motion Song, By the Children; Recitation. "Papa's Kiss," Eisie Johnson; Song, "Hope on and Hope ever," By the Old Folks; Election of Officers. The present officers consist of Joseph Smith, President; B. J. Johnson, Vice President; Chas. Miles, Secretary and Ida Hoffman, Treasurer were re-elected for the ensuing year. The reunion was a success, It was enjoyed by all present. It was decided to hold an annual Reunion. It was decided to hold the next meeting earlier in the season near the middle of August 1907. The following old pupils were present, George, Philip and Ben Fewell, Fred Smith, W. H. and B, M. Guirl, Ed Graham, Ray Condrey, Jesse and John Custer, Mrs. Mamie Morris.

North Banner Plain Dealer - October 25, 1906

Birthday Surprise
Quite a number of friends neighbors gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Wilkins Sunday, Oct. 21, to remind Mrs. Wilkins of her thirty-fourth birthday anniversary. At about ten o'clock the merry crowd gathered and at 12:30 they were made more joyful upon entering the dining room to partake of an elaborate dinner which had been prepared for the occasion. Mrs. Wilkins was greatly surprised as great care had been taken to keep the secret from her; although she was surprised she did her part in helping to make it a day of pleasure for all present. The afternoon was spent in music and games. At a late hour all departed wishing her many , happy returns. Those present were: Andy Eble, wife and , daughter; Clara, and two sons, George and Paul, John Andes, Joseph Smith and two daughters, Anna and Edith, Mrs. Gilligan, Mrs. Ferran, Jessie and Birdie Dilk, Hanna Smith, of Benville, Ethel Bowman, of near Madison, and two Misses Wainer and friends, of Wirt.

North Plain Dealer - May 20, 1920

Mr. & Mrs. George Vawter celebrated their golden wedding the 19th of May. Their children all gathered at the parents' home on the festal day and at one o'clock a most bountiful dinner was served. After all had partaken of the good things to eat, Mr. and Mrs. Vawter were seated at the table again and give each a plate then the children gave their golden shower, which amounted to ninty-one dollars. They were greatly surprised when the coin began dropping in their plater, but highly appreciated the gift and love of the children. Those present were Mrs. John Mendenhall and son John, of Wabash, Indiana., Mrs Mary Crum, of Bernie, Mo., Mr. and Mrs. Mose Miller, and two children, of North Vernon, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hedrick and children, of Hayden, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Hunter and daughter, Miss Dorothy, Omer Vawter, and Irvan Miller, of Indianapolis, Mrs. Alice Mendenhall and little daughter, Velma of Lyons, Jessie Clarkston and family, of Lovett. The entire family of six girls and one boy were able to be present; and one great grandchild and thirteen grand children.

North Banner Plain Dealer - June 9, 1910

North Vernon Colored Notes.
Miss Minnie Mitchell, of Indianapolis, is the guest of her parents and friends here.
The Woman's Home Mission of the M, E. church and the F. L. Davis W. H. F. missionary circle of the Corinthian Baptist church met in joint meeting, and had a delightful surprise, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Porter last Monday afternoon. Those present were: Mrs. Mattie Dameron, Mrs. Susan Green, Sarah Taylor, Lydia Goins, Mattie Litsey, Minnie Bolden, Pansy Mitchell, Helen Dameron, Josie Dudley, Mary and Madge Phillips and others who donated to the surprise, Mrs. Fisher and Ada Good and Milton Staten.
Mrs. Ada Good and daughter dined with Mrs. Susan Green at Vernon last Sunday. Big camp meeting is going on at the fairgrounds, good singing and preaching. The meeting is conducted by Rev, Wesley Banks, of Seymour, Ind., pastor of the Baptist church.
The infant baby of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Good is quite ill at their home on Laurel street.
Miss Helen Dameron is quite ill.
George Porter has been quite ill, but is some better.
Miss Theresa Good will be the guest of Mrs. Frank Good and friends at Mitchell, Ind.; she will leave Sunday. Mrs. Edith Easton was called home from Indianapolis on account of the illness of her father. Mrs. May Mason, of Indianapolis, is here visiting her parents and friends.
Elmer Goins was called to Indianapolis last week on account of the death of his grandmother. We are told that the "wedding bells" are ringing in the west end of town.

Vernon Banner - August 22, 1867

    The usual quiet of our town was broken Monday noon by the rattling of glass and cursing of individuals who seemed to be in a first class row. A crowd soon collected and it was found that John Gasper and Bob Worthington, having an old grudge at each other, had concluded to end it by one or the other getting whipped. We don't know which came off victorious, but judging from torn clothes, scratched faces, etc., they were both pretty close. The Marshal came in and took the gents before the Mayor, who fined one $4.00 and the other $10.00, thus increasing the School Fund $14.00.

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