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Covington Friend (Newspaper) - August 13, 1897, Covington, Indiana It r lamp ii f is lib Brest the Mso Ples of biked. Yol. 68. No 2,Covington, Inix �111i a aug 13� 1897. Me ont Wied. To a Nisi piss i i Sim hymn til Wihlie Smirk Lipan tort. semen Ioas in Abon Doe Side Walto on he Moo 8twt to be allowed. Word Wilson quot Chen. Pheiff a quot George Bobb a a a. V. Clark. Lambir. We. 0bried.laap�rttiig- Kimer Ueha ten Zubor win a. Muey. 8 90 8 �0 4 66 in 79 i 45 10 00 4 m Baunii . When the people elect a Man to oboe they expect him to use at least common business sense in the tran motion of Public business this is unfortunately not always done. A notable instance is the action of the county commissioners last week in employ Rick the common Council of the City of a. H. Lindley to look after the county s oct Ogton convened in regular session j interest in the Street two of the commissioners Ratcliff on last monday nln it his Honor mayor Livengood presiding the minutes of the last meeting were read and ordered proved As amended. Soli Call found two i it. M. Mayor. And Ludlow contracted with Lindley to pay him 84 a it x to look after the matter. Now when it is remembered that Lindley is Ulrea it by employed As county from the first Ward and James l. Llen attorney at a Alary of per year of these on Dwanal. Both these men i to look after the county s Lel Busi Tlemcen Are rust Cating at Petosky and when the in st let al Arm in Michigan the Laud of Salt and Pingree. Reports of committees were taken up and disposed of. The Striet and Alley committee reported that the Cul ,. Rete and Crossings on fourth Street i less its put Down As a l and Case of son were badly in need of repair the City could undoubtedly have been employed to take the Case for one half the Money it is difficult to explain the action of these Wise commissioners Vohu Falleo into emf h Aitkin twi sur Tuimil i Rii iffy. Evil to own from a Wagon and Sot taint loj Ariet he a a of asset hit death in a Bitt time i elea in a last rec a wife aad two Bali Hildien to face the world bitter a title. The committee was inst cited t3 go Over the Street and make an investigation and then proceed with tha work they deemed Neces sary. I finans committee reported that him a Tufty of Kumor work that examined the re arts a of j he is a Roady paid for Domiuk in Luw. Or Diddy iii jaw. Or some Thiu of that nature. What is the county attorney paid for. If it is not to look after the if girl business of the county. Why give they had tie City treasurer and clerk and found tim Correct. Councilman Peters introduced an Midi Dalce. Relating to Bill posting in tho City and the distribution of Adver Tising matter on the streets by foreign Oono Ertia the on Linance was read but a Tom was deferred. Tho next matter taken up was the request of contractors j. A. Foster a co relating to the completion of the inept tement of the Public Square to Getlir with the report of the City civil Engineer. The Council decide ltd to go Oterie improvement make a thorough and to Crete investigation of the work accepting it. H. C. Out of the electric a Dight and water co. A Mutiny tho Council Var Mission to allow the fire a quot. To ? the How in Ilotti ing the streets of Tuo Sdiey afternoon both the Hase companies were out and Toh streets were Given a trouncing. Equal to the Johnstown blood. The mayor acc Meanie ltd by meal Jerson the Coon cal went Over the work and at a meet iii on tuesday Nigist the report of City Engineer Cook read. The rpm wms to the effect that the work had been done to his entire satisfaction. Coonc Ilmari Bergdahl read the following Leao lation and then moved its Pas we Don t c st any reflection on the county attorney l because it does not Aiji it ear that he is to blame in any Way. If the come missioners would Only exercise a Little common sense they would first timid out whether the county is liable for this improvement or not. It would not Cost much Money to do that. It is merely a question of Law and if it is liable they ought to pay it without a it Aniuk out a Large sum for attorneys fees and Cost s. We Don t wish to charge them with wrong motives but their action shows a woeful Lack of common sense. On last monday afternoon a sad Accident of cured near Freedom Church about two and one half Miles West of Wallace in which one sold was hurled into eternity without hardly a moments warning. A Young Man about eighteen years old was driving a team for James Shoaf when it became frightened and getting Loose from the let of Rel away. But Little damage was done hot Ever. Or. Shoaf came up when the team was caught and got onto the Wagon declaring at the time that he could Man in a the horses All right. He drove them to his barn a Short distance away and unloaded the Hay Frame from the Wagon. He then started to drive to one of his neighbors for some tools. The horses again became unmanageable and started to run. Shoaf held on to the lines in a vain Endeavor to Stop the frightened animals. They had scarcely proceeded a fourth of a Mue when one of the front wheels of the Wagon was plunged into a Gutter and the Driver was thrown off the Wagon fully ten feet along the Road Side. His face Arm and body were frightfully lacerated and he received internal injuries from which he died almost immediately. James Shoaf was a Young Man about Twenty eight years old and was known in the Community where he lived As an honest energetic Model citizen. He leaves a Young wife and two Small we runs Sayon behalf of commis-1children to face the world s bitter the throwing oat of a a Toner at third from deep Center Field he the Covington fielder on what lord Kad like an easy three Bagger. Wilson and Merryman did Good Battery work for Covington the first six inning when they were changed aad Toon blood and Bennett finished tile game in go style. Sorrels and Holycross were in the Points for Lebanon and with the exception of Holycross Rotten throwing did Good work. The Covington team speak in Praise of thereat meat they received at Lebanon and class the players As a gentlemanly set of Fellows and assure the Lebanon boys of like treatment when they play the return game in this City. Eighteenth annual reunion. To my if tki Day tim to Artif rns. Hill by Merona hews hotel about a lot of people and Hung in and around the pity briefly mentioned. Diphtheria has made its appearance in Attica. Try new laundry. Process at City steam old settlers Keet in Yeddo to have a amp Ood time and to Farej have it. Be it resolved by said common coun Ril of the City of Covington Indiana thai said streets and the improvement to Banff be and the same is hereby accepted and get i. D. Cook City civil a Luj Pieer is ordered to make a tinal estimate of the total thereof and report the same to this common Council. The motion was seconded by coun Teumim Robb. The vote was unanimous la favor of the Resolution. The total boat of the improvement is of the ii amount the City of Covington is a massed to Ponta Lacounty ii Mac sed .016.08, and to the proper it it nemers Arounia the Square is �?�8,1085.27. To hts in figures Are taken from quot aad the report of the civil Engineer a a a oct Ahito this business was disposed of a do cd oratory Resolution who introduced to iii More the Side walks on the South hide hmm son Street from the East jade ltd a Street to the West Side of ,8t�d� Elam by building Concrete walks aia feet vide. The Council win be in at 7 30 o clock p. M. Oath Athir Jui daiy of september at which time Petter Ownens along the line of the it Poi improvement will have an. To Aimee byte tons if any it Libere a. A my Ito the a Bovy my lined a amp Vili he no Heivad the Conneu at the of. Of the a to my no to 7 30 o of Locc Miia a ism 13. Film lib a a it Baucm a not #-�9 Riotut Hil Debont that he Hud the Good fuse to refuse to join in this cont Nice. Real estate transfers. Geo. Stilwell to Thomas a. Stil Well 0 Zoros Froy i to. Thos. L. Stilwell to Thos a. Stilwell 10 acres to Gay �250, John Nelson and wife to Alonzo Doss and w Ife part lot in Stone Bluff Foo. James ii Nore and wife to Ora l. Thompson 80 acres Troy x. A John Thomas and wife to Malinda a a Mckeo a acre Millcreek 825. to Evan Tinsley fraction n Hillsboro 8175. George wooden and wife to George Anna Mcneil we a or. Blk. 214 feeders Burg f Hyk. We. H. Mallory and wife to Winfields Mcneil and wife lot 331 gookius2nd and to Veedersburg ill. James Gookins and wife to Winfield s. Mcneil and wife it of lots wild and�u7 Sookins Estail to Veedersburg la x. James Gookins it. Al. To Winfield s. Mcneil and wife lot 421 Gookins Bros. 2nd and to Veedersburg jowl John Bremm and wife to John Nelson lot 8 Stone Bluff �30. A a a a Melon in clip. Several members of the Covington concert band Are camping out this week Down on the Banks of the picturesque Wabash at a Point called the Clay Banks. One of the boys came to town the other Day and reported that Tiey were having a lot of fan and plenty of Fried fish. Strife without the protecting care of a husband and father. The funeral services were held at Freedom Church on wednesday being conducted by Rev. Simmons after which the remains were Laid to rest in the cemetery near Wallace by undertaker Birdcell of Hillsboro. Watt Cost. The entire Cost of paving the Public Square is 110,1.17jfc. Of this amount the it Day is assessed 13,066, the a Tinty the property owners the amount per front foot is irt3. Muir pay the number of feet Foa have by>.73 Kaiui you will find How much Yoo i mull pay. A pm Yini on last monday Iwaya appointed Tiee Alimi purr Banagi it Gao tal Liia Tarmac Doaa m Tom cd a Srim a Poinan Eijo Vable Enid so. On Friday evening a number of ladies and gentlemen All of whom Are readers and lovers of James Whitcomb Riley met at the Home of Dan Simms and enjoyed a most unique and inter Esting entertainment. The company consisted of the following persons or. And mrs. Tom Mcgeorge jr., or and mrs. E. G. I Well or. And mrs quot c. H. Wynd or. And mrs. C. Shelton or. And mrs. J. W. Brissey and or. C. B. Simms. The program consisted of recitations and readings from the writings of the Hoosier poet. Among those who Stingu shed themselves in then of interpreting a or. Riley were Elmer Elwell mrs. Brissey Tom Mai George Clyde Wyand and Charlie Simm. After that portion of the program had been carried out refreshments were served. Having partaken of lunch the con by proceeded to organize a Riley a Lub. J. W. Brissey was chosen temporary chairman and Tom Mcgeorge Secretary. The club i christened the after whiles quot and will meet every two weeks at the Home Fafone of its members. Its Mission is to cultivate and increase the the love of literature. It is limited to Twenty members All of whom must be married. The next meeting will be held at the Home of Elmer Elwell. Fully ten thousand people were in attendance at the eighteenth annual reunion of the old settlers of Fountain county held at Yeddo yesterday the meeting was held in Sines Beautiful Grove North of the Vul age and As usual was largely attended. Talk about your fourth of july celebrations they Are no where compared with the old settlers at Yeddo. It is Here where the pioneers of the county meet and talk of their Early trials and hardships Tell the stories of the Clearing of the forests and of the building of the old log Cabin. The Yeddo old settlers meeting is always a notable event and is looked Forward to by the venerable men and women of the county with As much interest As the coming to town of a circus by the Small boy. The Silvery locks and bowed forms of the old pioneers tells too plainly that their Days Are few and at their annual meetings their number grows less and less. Only a few More years and the Early pioneers of this county will All be gathered into the never filled granary of god and Laid to rest in the land which witnessed their Early hardships. Or. Keeling Livengood that Good old Man from Cain township who has probably never missed a meeting at that place delivered the Welcome address. He is not a flowery orator but his address was of the kind that pleases every body and no one who heard it Felt otherwise than they were Welcome and thence Welcome at that. Or. M. Harris gave a brew review of the seventeen previous meetings and the origin of the quot Yeddo old settlers poems recitations and declarations by various persons singing by the Yeddo Quartetti and music by the Sylvania band added to the enjoyment of present we Are unable to give the names of the oldest couple present and the Cou pie having been married the longest. It to one of the Best meetings Ever held there and a larger crowd was never in attendance upon any previous occasions. The old settlers meeting at Yeddo is a Permane amp to institution backed by the reprise be try business men of the comm the extreme heat and drouth has put an end to the immense Blackberry crop. The annual teachers Institute of Firth stain county will be held in this City aug. 23 to 27. Don t forget the band concert next wednesday evening August 18. The fall term of the Indiana Normal College will begin Septell it or 6th. Address Olive e. Coffeen principal. Corsets which sell elsewhere at 39 and 50 cts will be sold at 25 cts. Saturday August 21st at Loeb s stores. A new floor has been put in Allen s pharmacy. The Interior of the room presents a neat and inviting appearance unbleached Yard ride Muslin which Sells elsewhere at 5 cts. Will be sold at 334 cts per Yard August 21st at Loeb s stores. Quot the National quot Buly French s wet goods dispensary on fourth Street has been re papered painted and up in tip top so Rte the past week. Espil is �1.50per usual Are elms Wibb it methodist urch of Sunda ing by the pastor at 10 30 a. 1 p. M. Epworth league at 6t30 sunday school at 9 30 a. M a dial invitation is extended tau Bers friends and especially the last quarterly meeting of Thea a my Ference year will beheld aug. 29 and 90 or. Cissel the p. E. Will be la wout of preach and administer the of the lord s supper. The dry goods merchants of Tibia will continue to close their stores at f o clock of evenings except of afe up Day. It was thought that they Wall open but the matter was satisfactorily settled among themselves and those who contemplated keeping open Greag to keep closed provided the other merchants would not sell after closing hours or on sunday. Lee Wood refused tuesday the offer of a remunerative position made him by the government of Mexico. The duties consisting of special investigations and reports similar to those departments of labor and statistic Sik Washington. He considered the work too arduous for the present condition of his health. All umpin6 on a tear. While in his a snal Condit Ioaz i get trias to Sut mrs Blu Kartin. For the round trip to Lafayette on next thursday will be go cents on account of the pow wow. Tickets will be found on Sale at Mccomas amp Sullivan s grocery store tomorrow. Wiilie county commissioners contracted with Anderson Ratcliff to build the approaches to the Bridge across Prairie Creek at w m. Jones farm in Mill Creek township. He does the Job for nolo. The City health officer or. Tom Hen Derson informs us that there has no been a death in the City for Over six weeks. There is very Little sickness in the City which is evidence that Covington is indeed a healthy place. Howard Edwards bookkeeper at the Leader has been suffering severely with his eyes the past week. We Are glad to note however that the trouble is i not serious and his physician says they will soon be Well. Invitation Are out announcing grand democratic meeting and banquet at the colonial hotel on tuesday aug ust 24, at which time the democratic Central committee will entertain with music. I Nite a number of our citizens and Farmers attended Ringling Bros circus at Utica last monday. Tite number that went up on the train was very Small but the livery and private conveyances were liberally patronized. Be mice the 19 months old girl of or. And mrs. Barney Mcguire of Sil Verwood died of last Friday of Infra mation of the bowels. The child was Irene Lodge no. 207, daughters of Rebekah 1. O. O. F., of this City Wib serve ice Cream cake and sherbet it the court House Yard tomorrow evening. All who can should patronise them for the d. Of r., is certainly a worthy organization and you will be helping a Good cause along. Geo. W. Crane of this City has traded his an it Lerson dwelling to or. Paisley for his three to Brick business Block on the i be of the Public Square. His i or Owen pail will occupy the Hub Brick dwelling of the Corner of Jefferson and Turc Wii last sunday a number of our local Ball to aaers went to we a Bai to play game with the Taama that place no Covington boys won die game with byaa�xh�of22 to 12l although they had not handled Ball and hat Ainoa Hart a Moo thru a batting and Fedl Bkwo it of the Liana aim to i Covington took the mate tim ital it i hefted they we in pm lira Imdad to the Rem al Liskamm a Ino and buiral Runa the their half Bot Feon Hwa out they not Tette farm a Ovitt Tou Toia Thead and the Evavy teates in Tow gym was a to in a nil Talili pm Vooght of Adithya a i rom Henry Lamping a former resident of Veedersburg and who has gained unenviable notoriety since being charged with extorting Money from Josifi Taylor of Newtown is new trouble As the following from the Terre haute a a quot a a a ill indicate Henry Lamping the strapping Cigar maker has been on s continuous spree a vhf since be was bailed out of the Cov int m jail several weeks age where he waa arrested on a charge of false pre Anise. He has been arrested several times since by the local authorities for various Offe Naea. Yesterday Martin complained against Lami a a Biog that he struck her a tank Iowa toe aday night from Ite Efla ote of which she . Lumbi wan Arta Atad last night and a in be triad the a few Days. Mini. Martin Saya a the Maia a faced at her a Aweta to la by a ont a a Oil Aga Tom hmm her Nita Wita Kolon amp Eric mini l9ik�saataaza9t, Lra buried at st. Joseph Catholic Ceme Tery North of this City on last sunday morning. Attica a f the colonial House at Covington was thrown open to the travelling Public monday morning. It s th3 old cottage hotel completely re Umi shed with al ant furniture and nicely fixed up inside and out. Geo. Meitzler and wife Piave charge of they will run a first class does not have to be stated. It Hrasc the we Man Aeva iat a bios it Ami it by and that in does of amp a a arrangements have been made whereby the citizens of this City Are to be favored with a band concert on wednesday evening August 18. The band will be composed of our Home boys aad the pick of the famous Georgetown ii g. A. R. 3l8t annual Encampment at Buffalo n. Y. Aug. 2 Ord to 28th, 1891 for this occasion the Wabash line will sell tickets at slo.35 for the round trip from Covington to Buffalo Good going aug. 21 to 23. Returning to sept. 20. County clerk Wyand has issued the following marriage License this week bin e. Allen and Mabel Pigman William j. Wellman and mrs. Louie Smith William Delonie and May Raylor. We have just received about i toi Yards of new fall styles of handsome Cali Coes. Also some ladies and mens new shoes which Are offered at very to prices. Come and soc them. C. N. Haster. A log Hauler came very near being killed in Jackson township last tuesday. A limb fell on him from a trea and severely injured him. He has Rome what recovered and was removed to his Home at Crawfordsville. The Farmers in this Section of country have about finished their threshing., obtaining a much better yield of wheat and Oats and a much heavier Quality than they escape cited and Are now but in blowing for fall wheat. Lee Franklin agent of the la tens Apo is brewing co., has bad him shipped a Fine Wagon and horse and is making quite a display on our streets wit i his Ney delivery. Julia c. Lamb has sold the old Lamb Homestead on Washington Street is this City to or. W. R Stout. He Wib occupy it for a residence. Joseph Rhodes our Carriage Mano facture is seriously ill with neuralgia of the stomach. Or. Tom Henderson has his Case in charge. Tob Faisao has been promised piece of wedding Eake the size of a Vee Derain re paving Bride not to announce a wadding which is to Oreor in to la a Lilythe first of Jaa Oary and an the Foroe Iava foiled of such de Raelea Weib not tui tha annoy Benant this orly. Fogt a Forther information and full Partie Alara address or inquire of Ohr Hioe oii8e,the Hui cock a Lonua of the Alk evening Newa. Ony Harris the right Uttz a six a Maivold Hoy of Ain a. E. Bachris of fio Isbone did Smi tha Ham Law tend bean a Ink for . The beak of Madigal aka a was Joe reister living North of new Towie threshed 3066 bushels of Oats last saturday and it was not a very Good Dii for threshing either. Enoch Robbins of Cates has had Aik increase of his pension an Susan Sabert of this City has been granted a widow s pension. The Danville and it pen out in full blast and Continua Dur Teutha i .1

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