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THE SMITHVILLE NEWS. VOL.1. SMITHVILLE, INDIANA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1908. No, 9 LOCAL NEWS The Hon, Atty. Gen., Sam Jerrells, is spending several days down in Green county, visiting old friends and relatives. Oliver Collins, the plasterer helped John Foster remodel his cellar this week, Mr. Foster's wife is teaching school in his place. Samuel Harrell and wife and Miss Carrie Smiley, of Bloomington, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Fess, at Clear Creek. David Fox and Edd Sylvester have bought the Gaither and Stull famous core drilling outfit and are now drilling a well at the Clear Creek school house. If you do not get this paper let us know. If you haven't got the money now, your credit is good. Don't do without the News. Let us hear from you. Weather Report : —The latest official announcement of Chas. Bodkin our prognosticator says to refer our readers to Heb. 13-8. Rather than have you go to to so much trouble to look it up, it says— "The same yesterday, to-day, tomorrow and fororever. Born to Mose Burris and wife, a boy. Born to Lon Sylvester and wife, a boy. George Hensley and family were visit-in Bloomington, Sunday. Geo. Tanksley has moved into the Mrs. Cazee property, and John has moved into the "Ross building" on Main street. FOR SALE or TRADE—A 5 room house in Bloomington, with cellar, cistern in kitchen, at a Bargain if sold at once. For further information call or address this office. Sarah Smith, aged 91, died at the home of Willis Cox at Sanders, after an illness of several years. Mis. Smith is the mother of Mrs. Willie Cox, David, Robert and George Smith, the funeral will be held at Stinesville tomorow at 10 o'clock. Mr. Young, who drives Milt Pittman's team on the Ketcham Mill pike, sprained his ankle very badly Wednesday, while attempting to get on a wagon. He had to be carried to Dr. Jacksons and it will be some time before he is able to get around again. To the Voters of Clear Greek Township: Up to the present time I have avoided and suppressed any notriety in reference to my candacy for trustee. I did it for the reason that I wanted to find out what the people have to say. I find every encouragement a man could expect both from Democrats as well as Republicans. In fact, I am not making the race as any political matter. The contention of my candacy and election is more of a business proposition than a political issue, for the reason that I have been for a number of years and am now—a public servant, I have, for the past 12 years, been furnishing the people of this township telephone service and furnishing it at such minium rates that it is only making a very small percent on the investment. I have also had the nerve to launch a newspaper in this community, which any person of either party will ell you, more general benefit is derived from it to the entire community and township, than any other one thing. In these two matters mentioned, I have scarcely profited. Most any other man in the township has an easier life than I do. The only reason for staying with it, I guess, is just a sort of an attachment to the telephone business, something new all the time and to be continually on the go, more than anything else. I also ? believe that I deserve to be complimented oh the fact that I have maintained the service in as good condition as it now is, under the difficulties I have had to contend with. That I have at all times extended every courtesy to every one, subscribers and t on subscribers without discrimination. I earnestly believe that I have been of enough general benefit to this township that would justify the people in giving me the office of trustee want it and need it for the little $360.00 per year that there is in it. I need it to make you a better telephone system and a better newspaper, I need it because my health is broken down and I must depend upon light labor for the support of my wife and two little babes. I fully expect to give value received for every dollar of the salary authorized. I would expect to faithfully preform every duty of the office, honestly, promptly and without partiality. I believe that I am capable and will promise that if elected, every convenience to schools and school houses will be kept up to the best interests of the people and teachers. I would have to give a good and sfficient bond to properly handle the affairs of the township. I expect to live longer than four years and I expect to live right here in Smithville, and I would not want to ever do anything that would not do honor to you, gentlemen, who gave me the office. I would prefer, if such an arrangement could be made, to have the books checked at short intervals by the township advisory board so that a complete record could be made to the public at all times as to just every transaction made. Not that there should be any question of my honesty or dishonesty, but from the fact that there has been so much defaulting in public office holders of late that I would never want to have my life wrecked by any such actions. I do not expect to ever at any time place myself above an equality of my opponent, Mr. Sherlock. I know that he is a better man, financially and phisicially than I am, and no doubt make a good trustee, but I do believe and I am going to believe that you, while it is to be either Ralph Cartel or Frank Sherlock to be the next trustee of this township, that you should give me the preference. Thanking you, I am, Yours Truly, Ralph B. Carter. Whoope! Have you seen the band wagon. Its a ''rip snorter" painted red, white and blue. It resembles a "Battleship" more than any thing else, and there will now be no more trouble for the band to get any place. They will use it Tuesday for the first time togo to Stanford to the Mason's picnic. "The McMillens Mill hot air Cor." is causing a greater newspaper sensation than the "Panama Canal scandal" ever did. There is a lot of "geezers" scattered around over the country who have an unlimited amount of fiction stored up in their craniums, that lacks only the me Hum of the News to make them famous.____ Congressman Chaney in making a sweep over the county spoke at Harrods-burg Monday afternoon, and at Sanders that night, to a large and enthusiastic audience. John W Harris the Republican candidate for prosecutor of Monroe and Lawrence also made a well delivered speech. "Billey" Weaver and Horace Blakley and the other county candidates all made good speeches. A fire cry was sounded Monday, and scared the entire town nearly to death. A flue in Oliver Tatums house caught fire but did very little damage. If a house should catch fire about all we could do would be to stand and watch it burn, and if you haven't seen John Foster, you had better call on him at once. Masons to Have a Big Day at Stanford. Next Tuesday, the 29th., the Masonic lodge at Stanford will give a picnic in Ensley Sparks grove. All the lodges from the adjoining towns are invited, the people of Stanford never do any thing by halves. In addition to hiring the Smithville band at their own price, they voluntarily agreed to send over after the boys and take 4heni back. When you are a guest at Stanford, you art the president of the United States, until you return home again. The W. C. T. U. met at the M. E. clurch Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Herry and Mrs. Seibenthal were down from Bloomington and gave some very inte esting talks. Mrs. Oldh m was elected delegate to the State Convention which meets at Pedford, Oct. 9th. Mrs. Edith owers as alternate delegate. It was decided to give an ice cream supper at the Christian church on Saturday evening Oct. 4th., to defray the expences of the convention etc. This is to certify that Ralph Carter has purchased- of this paper, sufficient space to present his candacy for trustee. Any other candidate may have similar space under same conditons. E. E. Nixon, Ed. 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|Title||Smithville News 1908-09-25|
Monroe County (Ind.)
Clear Creek (Monroe County, Ind. : Township)
Smithville (Ind.) -- Smithville News
Carter, Ralph B., d. 1918
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