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THE SMITHVILLE NEWS VOL. I. SMITHVILLE, INDIANA, FRIDAY, MARCH, 19 1909. No, 32 SHOES That Satisfy In Every Particular. Correct Styles, Best Qualities, Large Assortment Every Pair Backed By Our Strongest Guarantee. Campbell & Co. Big Cash Store Bloomington, Ind. LOCAL NEWS Walker Burkhart and wife spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Burkhart. The W. C. T. U. met with Mrs. Maude Burkhart yesterday afternoon. Mrs. Clara Dixon, of Bloomington, was the guest of her brother, Homer Eads and wife, Wednesday. The heirs of the late David Deckard will give a sale of the personal property of the estate on Tuesday, March 30th. We now have two extra trains but they yet run in the wrong direction, however they help out considerably. The accommodation of Sundays is a great help. Ora Thrasher will hold a sale at his place, two miles north of Harrodsburg, Thursday, March 25th. Quite a bunch of stock will be sold. Wm. Whisenand will be the auctioneer. TAX PAYERS OF PERRY TOWNSHIP REMONSTRATING Against the removal of the pike road that runs between the Adams and Empire quarries, for the reason that they cannot see why they should be be burdened with additional expense when by changing the road around these quarries, making the distance farther and a much worse road. The general public would be damaged instead of benefitted. Several year ago this road was piked and is now in good condition except where the quarries cut out the stone the road that it has caved in and is now at a few places in a very dangerous condition. In order to relieve themselves of the whole affair, the quarry owners have quietly made a proposition to the commissioners to pay one-half of the expense and the township pay the other half and move the road around the quarries. Consequently the tax payers of Perry are protesting from being burdened with an additional expense when they already had built a good road. Mrs. R. W. Johnson visited friends at Bloomington, the first of the week. WANT A GOOD TOWN THEN KICK AT EVERYTHING AND EVERYBODY MOST OF THE TIME. BUY SUPPLIES AWAY FROM HOME Don't Subscribe for Your Home Newspaper—Borrow It Instead and Always Find Fault With It. The Pulasl i (la.) Press editor makes some pertinent remarks on how to help a town. He says: Do all of us want a good town? If so, we believe we can at least assist in pointing out the way to have it. First and foremost, "kick" against every effort that is made to improve the town, and if you can possibly find a way to throttle advancements, whether they be new sidewalks or public improvements of any kind, by all means do so. This is so encouraging to the really public spirited and progressive element that it makes them feel like investing largely of their, own personal funds in private improvments. Second, never buy anything of your home merchants that you can get away from home, especially if you have the cash to pay—you are conferring honor (?) enough on your home merchant when you buy a few of the necessities of life on time after you have spent your cash with the mail order house. Small favors are always appreciated by the home merchant, as he dosen't need money to carry on his business. He would just as soon carry your account from one years end to another while you are doing a cash business with the mail order houses. Of course there's generous (?) side to the mail order house proprietor. He helps (?) keep up our public schools, he helps (?) pay the ministers' salaries. In short, the postmaster informs us that he is overwhelmed with letters from mail order houses asking if there isn't some pubic improvment going on in which they may be permitted to return some of the good mcney that the generous people have sent them for their second and third rate goods at first class prices. Third, if you are not inclined to deal with the mail order houses by all means go to some neighboring town to spend your money always, except when you want credit—then when you go to the other town always be loaded for knocking against your own town. Tell the people whom you deal with what a "dead" town you live in, what a poor stock of goods your home merchants carry and at what outrageously high prices they sell them. Tell them that not .more than a half-dozen people come to "our town" in a week, and then only to exchange some walking butter and soiled eggs for cash in order to send to the mail order house for goods. Do not under any circumstances patronize your home paper, always borrow it. Editors are supposed to live on wind, anyway, and, besides, they never say anything good for the town nor the community. Therefore they should be punished by sending away for your job work. In short, always knock ; never boost. After you have blown your head off howling against every public-spirited move for improvment and the betterment of your own town, after you have belittled your business nun to every one who will listen, after you have obtained credit for everything you can get at home and don't know your home dealer any more—having done a cash business away from home—then go and live among these people with whom you've spent your cash, and they will extend the same credit to you that the merchant has done in the present dead and ornery town in which you live. At any rate you will be out of the way of the ones who do want to assist in building up the town, and when you are gone, unmissed and unmourned, except for your unpaid accounts, and have "blown yourself" in some other locality, and come back at a later day and find a good, hustling town, where you would be proud to own your home and have a livelihood, you will want to hire a cheap boy to take you out in the alley and kick the seat out of your pants. Hugh Baker and family of Bloomington, spent Sunday with Chas Fox at Sanders. Mrs. John Foster entertained Miss Laura Handy Mrs. King and Mrs. Dodds of Bloomington, Tuesday. Homer Eads is getting ready for business about right. He is fixing up for a restaurant in connection with his meat business. Miss Anna Grimes left yesterday for an extended. visit with her brothers, Luther and Taylor Grimes at Des Moines and Reading, la. Miss Nettie Parker, the pretty 16 year old daughter of Wm. Parker was married last Wednesday, to Wm. Myers. All the pretty girls get married the first thing. NOTICE—All persons remaining in debt to me either in account or note will please call and make settlement, as said accounts are soon to be placed in other hands for collection. Dr. Luzadder. Alger Burkhart, who underwent a surgical operation at Chicago, is improving very rapidly and will return home shortly. While there he was under the care of his brother Victor, who is attending medical college at that place.
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|Title||Smithville News 1909-03-19|
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