Excerpts from stories published in the Sept. 22, 1881 edition of The Princeton Clarion:

THE PRESIDENT IS DEADJames A. Garfield passes into the Dark Valley, and the Shadow of Death Hangs Over the Land. Dead — in the full ripeness of life. Dead — at the summit of earthly greatness. Dead — but he died as a Christian and a soldier dieth, with a record of imperishable achievements, that will live through all coming ages. Dead — but he died with a United Nation shedding tears of sympathy around his dying couch. Dead — and his death in Columbia bows her stricken head in sorrow, and decks his bier with immortal laurels, while all her sister nations mourn with her, mingling their tears over those of our own people.


There are 323 Sunday newspapers in the United States.

There Evansville Tribune is to be sold at auction in order to settle up partnership affairs.

The mortgagees have refused to allow the Bridgeport, Illinois Times to be removed to Sumner. They have foreclosed on their mortgage and the material will be sold October 6th.

The Vincennes Commercial has a new city editor, or else the old one has had a large quantity of fresh energy injected into him. We base our observation on the appearance of the city page of the last issue.

At present there is no journalistic war waging between the Petersburg papers. It is uncertain whether this state of affairs is caused by the extreme drouth, or because the newspapers have passed into the hands of editors who can fill up their sheets with something more desirable than blackguardism and personal abuse of each other.


Six prisoners in the Pike county bastile.

Washington coal is selling at 11 cents in Vincennes.

The Enquirer says Boonville has a large number of opium-eaters.

Three hundred indictments is the grist turned out by the Posey County grand jury.

The chuck-a-luck boys at the Carmi fair were run in and fined. Gibson was represented.

The Oakland Enterprise and the Owensville Echo suspend this week to attend the fair.

The Enterprise says many of the farmers of Columbia Township are sowing turnips to feed their stock this winter.

Near Owensville William Bailey and Thomas Shelton got into an altercation and the latter was beaten badly with a shovel.

Thomas Dillingham and William Pursley were tried and acquitted in the Warrick Circuit Court last week on a charge of illegal voting.

Richard Yarborough, a notorious character of Wabash County, died last week. The Register says, “Richard’s vanities were fighting and preaching, although he is said to have succeeded far better at the former than the latter. But as an expounder of the gospel, he was no slouch, even if he did wear a revolver when offering up his petitions. During the war he is said to have been a Union guerrilla, and was indicted for murder in Kentucky, but taking a change from the state to the federal courts, was acquitted of the charge. he had few good qualities but many bad ones. The neighbors will sleep more easily now that Capt. Dick has joined the grand army in the great unknown.”

HAZLETON HAPSWhite river is rising slowly.

Goods are now transported from here to Petersburg by teams.

There are three hotels here and any number of boarding houses, all doing good business.

O.M. Hitch of Patoka was in town Sunday to see Wheeler’s new building, and some one else’s girl.

FORT BRANCHThere is a great deal of sickness about the community. The weather is very unhealthy, and ague and the different kinds of fevers are taking hold on some of our people in earnest.

C.G. Garrison is filling Prof. Hanks’ place in the school during the latter’s illness.


Our debating society began last Tuesday night. We had quite an interesting debate for the first meeting.

Joseph Singer has put the shingle to his “City Hodel” and says no one shall go hungry if he has the necessary “spondulicks.”

The beer crop yielded well and beer is still five cents a glass, or a quarter a drink. This is one luxury Jay Gould can not corner nor drouth affect. We may do without corn, potatoes, etc., but give us beer.

We claim to have the largest real estate owner in the county, and one of the livest and most successful business men, James Wallis. he owns 1,920 acres of good arable land and his empire is still growing. he is the only man in the county who owns a solid section, I believe, and yet he began life almost penniless, but he had a heavy capital of industry and pluck.


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