Excerpts from top stories published in the June 3-6, 1911 editions of the Princeton Clarion-News, forerunner of The Princeton Daily Clarion
RUNAWAY VICTIMFuneral services for George Reinhart, the 15-year-old son of Otto Reinhart, who was killed near his home southwest of Haubstadt in a runaway accident Thursday morning, were held at St. James Catholic Church.
According to later details of the accident, the team which young Reinhart was driving to a disc harrow took fright at a cloud of dust and trash that was lifted by a small whirlwind....His father was working in the same field, but was powerless to stop the horses or render assistance to his son...
THE CABLE IS HERE
Local Manager Dyer of the Cumberland telephone company stated today that the cables to go in the underground conduits on the public square have arrived, and a force of experienced workmen will be here at once from Evansville to complete the work.
NOTICE TO LOT OWNERS
The Warnock cemetery lot assessments of $1 per lot are now due and payable to F.J. Hall, treasurer.
Professor W.H. Langford, who was head of a department in education at Tuskegee Institute the past year, has returned home to spend vacation with his family. He said that too much could not be said about this school and the work it is doing. He will take his position there again in September.
RAT KILLING DAYTuesday, June 6, 1911, is the second annual rat killing day for Gibson County. To create increased interest in this day and its beneficent object, also to advertise our athletic shoes, we will give absolutely free one pair of boys athletic shoes, value $2, to the boy who will bring to our store on Wednesday, June 7, 1911, the greatest number of rat tails.
The tails will be counted in the presence of disinterested witnesses and the award will be absolutely fair. Anyone of any age may contest, provided he is not too large to wear a size 5 1/2 shoe.
No difference who or what kills the rats nor where they are killed. Get busy, boys. This is on the level. Some boy will secure a pair of shoes. it may be you.
—RIGGS DEPARTMENT STORE
OAKLAND CITY — The Ingle investment company are preparing to open Ayrshire mine No. 7, which will have capacity of about 2,000 tons of coal daily. The new mine will require about a mile of switch. It has a steel tipple, electric haulage and is in every way equipped with the most modern utilities. It will be the banner mine of southwestern Indiana and a valuable addition to the Ayrshire properties.
EGG WAS BARGAIN
A north Princeton lady has a chicken several days old that she prizes highly, and it didn’t cost her much, either. She got it the other day among a dozen eggs purchased at a local store.
An hour or so after getting the eggs her husband decided he would make an egg-shake to drink, and started to crack one of them. As he whacked the egg lightly it cracked around the middle and a soft, “Peep, peep.” came from within.
He called his wife and they wrapped the egg in a warm cloth and left it awhile, when out stepped a fine little chickie, and next morning that little chicken was running round in the yard. It is still alive and as healthy looking a product as could be wished for by anybody.
Every other egg of the lot was good. The grocer was rather taken back when told of the find, but was unable to recall where those particular eggs came from.
DOUSED THE FIRE
OWENSVILLE — A plentiful supply of buttermilk and the quick response of neighbors saved the residence of Trustee Warrick Mauck, west of town, from destruction by fire. The damage amounted to $100 covered by insurance. A defective flue in the kitchen caused the blaze.
A large pan of delicious buttermilk was dashed into the flames at the start and helped to hold the fire in check until water could be carried to the roof.
A fire in the country is generally supposed to burn itself out, but in this instance a house was saved by a persistent fight on the part of neighbors. Miss Garrett, a neighbor girl, proved herself a brave and daring fire lassie. She placed a ladder against the house and climbed to the roof. She managed to hold the fort despite the clouds of smoke and scorching heat.
A blanket remonstrance against establishing saloons in Union township has been filed with County Auditor W.T. Roberts for the consideration of the county commissioners at this month’s session. The remonstrance is the second one filed and contains 340 names, which is said to be a majority of forty of the voters in that township. The first remonstrance contained 380 signatures, 65 of which were withdrawn before action was taken on it.