Excerpts of stories in the Feb. 17, 1881 edition of The Princeton Clarion.

From Editor Gil Stormont:It is said that the county recorders throughout the state are loading the mails with letters to their representatives to press the passage of the bill giving to recorders the power of issuing marriage licenses.

•••

Evansville taxpayers have formed a league for the purpose of cutting down county expenses and reducing taxes. Last year they were voting a hundred thousand dollars to every crazy railroad project they could hear of.

•••

HAZELTON HAPS

On the 10th the ice commenced breaking up and running out, which caused some little excitement in town as it is generally attended with more or less loss of property. Luckily steamboatmen, saw log owners, etc., came out on top this time and at present are floating in an ocean of water, the river being out of its banks and all over creation. The people living down in the neck are shut out from this world, not benign able to get out for the back water. The river is rising and no telling where it will go.

The Odd Fellows, of this place, will endeavor to build a hall this coming summer. Our town is badly in need of improvements of this kind, and as the lodge is financially able, it might add to its merits by taking this step at once.

The funeral of Jas. Ellis, who was killed in the Barnett-Ellis shooting affair, in Kimmons’ saloon last Thursday, was largely attended on Sunday evening. He was buried at the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Mr. Ellis was a member of the A.O.U.W. Lodge, from which society his family will receive $2,030 life insurance.

•••

The bridge across the Wabash at Grayville is completed. It cost $90,000.

•••

Chadwick’s new ferry boat at New Harmony was sunk by the breaking up of ice last week.

•••

There is a great deal of tobacco raised in Warrick, Pike, Spencer and Dubois counties. There is also a small crop produced in Posey County every year. There comprise virtually the only tobacco territory in Indiana.

•••

The Vincennes Commercial has the absurd story about Dr. Auet’s proposing to blow up the grave of his brother in law with dynamite in its last issue, and shout him being in the Petersburg jail, hand-cuffed and chained to the floor with a strong guard around the jail. If the Commercial man would consult the last issue of the Clarion he would observe that he has wobbled widely from the truth about Doctor Auet. The Doctor is a bad man, without doubt, but he is not responsible for all the wild fancies started by hair-brained reporters.

•••

Corporation cows are still disconsolate over the absence of farmers’ wagons around the horse rack.

•••

Hundreds of dollars are lost to Gibson County farmers every year by the impassible condition of the roads.

•••

Princeton will be connected by rail with New Albany and St. Louis by this time next year.

•••

A gospel meeting will be held at the courthouse Sabbath afternoon.

——

A Jewish synagogue will be built in Mt. Vernon this summer.

——

Otwell, Pike County, has two female pugilists.

——

Rockport is afflicted with the measles and a new brass band.

——

Boonville has three hotels and eight private basheries.

——

 

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.