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THE SMITHVILLE NEWS. VOL. I. SMITHVILLE, INDIANA, FRIDAY, JULY 31, 1908. No, 1 LADIES AND GENTLEMEN Of Old Monroe,—Greeting. We herewith present to you a little newspaper; whether or not it makes the impression with you as a "dirty little sheet" or whether or not you will say "it is there with the goods" will be left to your own judgment. Anyway thinking a little newspaper in Smith-ville would be appreciated and a benefit to the community, we are going to attempt to offer you one. We want to make it everybody's paper, we want everybody to be President, General Manager, Editor, Associate, (and come in and help set type if you will) we want it to be a paper for the people, so that everybody will be interested in its welfare and always speak a good word for it. We do not expect to "bust with it the Standard Oil Company, the Indianapolis News,or annihiliate the "Brewing Association." Neither do we expect to put out of business all the other papers in this county—but we do think there is enough lax newspaper business in this "nick of the woods" that if "sharpened" and" "whetted" up a little, would comfortably support the management and pay a nice little per cent to the stockholders. We have been greatly assisted and feel quite thankful to the parties who placed their confidence in us and subscribed for stock in our little undertaking. As by their assistance it is possible to place this little paper before the public without money which again co-oborates the old saying that "a man isn't much of a financier who can't build a railroad with $5.00.'' However if any one thinks it is an easy matter to promote a business without a good bank acconnt, this day and age will soon find that they are up against the "real thing," and if there is anything in being rewarded for a man's ef-fort and suffering, this paper ought to be a success. The management of this paper is composed of men of experience in newspaper work. The editor (Elmer Nixon) has for the past twenty-nine years been connected with eight or more newspapers throughout the country, and is considered one of the best up-to-date printers in southern Indiana. Of the last few years he has been connected with the Daily World office at Bloom-ington, Daily Telephone, Columbus Daily Republican, Bedford Daily Mail and Bloomfield News; offices that employ nothing but practical printers, and thinking a change to the country and to run a little paper on his own accord would be an experiment, has cast his lot with the News. Walter Trisler, city reporter and general solicitor, is a practically gifted newspaper genius in comprehending a matter of news. He is the son of William Trisler the well known section foreman. The plant is equipped and well stocked with plenty of material to do all kinds of job printing. The press being run by a gasoline engine so that any work entrusted in our care can be done with neatness and dispatch. The following are the names of the ones who have subscribed for stock or advanced advertising at their option and made it possible for us to make this little sheet a go—and giving what each one is noted for, that is, what would be the most natural thing any one would say in as few words as possible, as if they were trying to tell a stranger who and what they were: Walter Trisler, a natural genius. Elmer Nixon, noted as a practical printer. Wood Wiles, Drugs, Kodaks and never behind the crowd. Homer E. Strain—One of the busiest dentists in Bloomington. Samuel L. Harrell, the largest Furniture Dealer and Undertaker. Dr. A. C. Coleman, a live up to date physician in the Allen building. JUDGE J. B. WILSON, our present Judge and to be re-elected next November. S. E. Carmichael—one of oldest firms dealing in Real Estate, Loans, etc.. S. P. Templeton, Undertaker and Embalm er, and a fine clarinet, player. John W. O'Harrow, Paints, Wall Paper and courteous treatment. Dr. J. E. Luzadder. the kind of "dope" that gets you out of bed again. R. L. Morgan, "the only real genuine democrat" and is our genial County attorney, Graham & Marxson, a store that pleases everybody. Good Clothing at lowest prices. Dr. J. V. Baker, a live up to date physician and a jolly good fellow at Harrodsburg. Horace Blakely-—Everybody knows good old Horace Blakely and is the Republican candidate for Auditor. Kahn Clothing Co., Gigantic Clothiers, Gents Furnishings, and always ready to keep up "something doing." Ralph B. Carter, always keeping up "something doing" and has political ambitions for Trustee of Clear Creek township. Von Berhren Hardware Company— the most complete line of Hardware. When you can't find it any place else Von Behren has it. Wm. Carmichael, General merchant at Harrodsburg, and Democratic candidate for Auditor. Our first schooling we credit to William. E. E. McFerren, the busiest man in Bloomington. The Vaudette, Box Ball Alleys, Dairy Lnnch, Dancing lessons and was never known to get tired. John G. Harris, Democratic nominee for Representative for Brown and Monroe counties is a true democrat and an all round good fellow, and will make the race with credit to his party. He is our present county chairman. J. E, Henley, the "biggest" in size and the "biggest" gun lawyer in Monroe county. If Joe gets your case, you will win, as when Joe gets after a wit- ness. the truth is bound to come and the jury is bound to stand on his eloquence. Dr. L. T. Lowder, one of Monroe counties oldest reliable physicians. When anyone is reai, sick they always send for Dr. Lowder. Dr. Leon D. Whetsell, a very promising young phpsician located in the Kirk-wood block at Bloomington. Dr, Whetsell is rapidly gaining a large practice and is already rated with the older physicians. Joseph H. Campbell, our County Clerk and Republican Central Committeeman. Joe is everybody's man, with democrats as well as republicans and is one whose record stands unapproached during all the investigations stormed on all office-holders, W. A. Brissenden, crippled up some, but is doing more business than a dozen other men. Plumbing, Automobile Garage and owner of the Brissenden block. His "Wonderland" a 10c Vaudeville Show creating one of the greatest sensations of the day. Remembers His Old Home Friends. Geo: Gaither, Nelson Fox and Walker Burkhart, have closed a contract to build a frame dwelling house, for John B. Craltonat Roachdale. Mr. Crafton always remembers his old home friends —- when there is any favor he can extend. Mr. Crafton was born and raised near this place and his name is connected with more enterprises than most any other man. He is the originator of the stone industry in this district and pro-motor of the Monon branch being extended around by Ketcham's mill to Harrodsburg. For this particular reason all the citizens of this place would like to "spank him" — anyway John Crafton has done us all more good than he has done harm. Mr. Crafton will tell you any time that he credits his first business ambition to the writers father, who kept a general store where the News office-is now located, and for whom he worked for several years. One day when they were building a fence out in a lot back of the store a man came -and wanted a dimes worth of tobacco. My father gave him the keys and told him to go and get it for him. He said that gave him an idea that if he could be trusted with a dime others would trust him and he could make greater business transactions, which most any one in Monroe county are quite familar. What we are needing now is for John Crafton to come back and stir up something. It is said the poor people who have money borrowed from the defunct Real Estate Building and Loan Association at Bloomington will have to keep on paying monthly dues uutil the shortage of Harry Axtell is made up. It may be the law, that this is necessary, but it don't seem to be a be a just one. If this is the case, if a man was to borrow some money from another man and the man that made the loan should happen to get knocked down and robbed, the borrower would have to pay back what the other fellow got too, would he? Bob Wooden who has been working with his brother Abb at McCordsville, east of Indianapolis, has returned home. LOCAL NEWS Farmers are busy threshing. Jas. Sylvester, Jr., is quite ill at his home west of town. Mrs. Elmer Litz, who has been in poor health for some time is now confined to her bed. The trouble seems to be tuberculosis and her condition is very critical. Perry Taylor is celebrating his 21st anniversary today, and he is twice glad, one reason that he will get to vote next November and that his birthday came on the day of the first issue of the News. The resurection of the Smithville News, might be compared somewhat with Rider Haggards "she" In 1901 the News went up in a pillar of flames, but has returned again, brighter and greater than ever. Bryan is appealing to the farmers to donate $100 each, if possible to the campaign fund. If we could only induce them to send us in 75 cents for a year's subscription we would try and keep the patches on our pants in repair until after the election at least. Telephone rent and subscription to a paper is about the hardest thing for any one to make up their mind to pay, and there is nothing that would be harder to do without nowadays than the telephones and newspapers, Don't neglect such a small matter for "goodness sake." We all feel exceedingly proud of our Court House. It cost a "pile" but we guess it is worth it, anyway if they will only keep it clean (?) so that when any of us "country jakes" come to town and have a few spare minutes we might rest in its shadow without holding our nose. McCormick and Miller, the pike contractors are progressing rapidly with their Ketcham mill road. They expect to get the grading done within the next two weeks. The sooner the better for the Telephone Company, so that they can restore the service on the lines running west. There are some people so lucky that if they were to fall in the creek, they would come out with a new suit of clothes on, is similarly illustrated in the recent decision reversing the fine of $29,000.000-00 assessed against John D. Rock feller. Since the decision, standard oil stock has advanced at one jump $15,000,000.00. They say if he wants any more, all he has to do is to step to his telephone and raise the price of oil 1/2 cent and us poor devils will go to work and "dig" it up for him. Everybody who has friends and relatives living at a distance would do this paper a favor, and which would be appreciated by your relatives to give us their names and addresses, so that we may send them a sample copy, as any one who ever lived in the south part of old Monroe would rather have the Smithville News than any other paper. It would beat writing letters, then they would get it regularly every week, and inform them of everything that happened at their old home.
|Collection Name||Smithville Newspapers|
|Title||Smithville News 1908-07-31|
Monroe County (Ind.)
Clear Creek (Monroe County, Ind. : Township)
Smithville (Ind.) -- Smithville News
Luzadder, John E.
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