Excerpts from the Sept. 1, 1860 edition of The Princeton Clarion

Noah Gwaltney, living in Warrick county, near the line of Gibson, was struck by lightning on last Monday while standing under a tree for shelter and instantly killed. He leaves a wife and several children. Two other men standing near by were uninjured.

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Two hundred and sixty children have been examined during the week by the School Board, and granted tickets of admission to the various departments of the Graded Schools which commences on Monday next.

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Fine farm sold. George W. Polk, living about four miles from this place, sold his farm one day last week to James Kendel for $7,300 — $4,000 cash and the balance on short time. The farm is a small one but is perhaps the best improved one in the county, consisting of 114 acres of land on Marsh Creek where the house is situated, and 16 acres of timbered land in Montgomery Township. The price received per acre being a fraction over $60 for the home place and $25 for the timbered land.

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Local items of interest are very scarce. People around here haven’t time to do anything but talk politics — no fighting, accidents, runaways, burglaries, murders, or, in fact, anything…

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THE HALLOCK HOUSE, JUST OPENED

Situated on the N.E. Corner of the Public Square

The subscriber would announce that he has fitted up the above Hotel, for the convenience and comfort of the traveling public, who may give him a call, and will endeavor to throw around it those essentials to make it a travelers house.

His table will abound with the substantials that the traveler needs. His charges will be reasonable. — Richard B. Hallock.

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SAW MILL FOR SALE

The undersigned wishing to remove to Pike county, desires to sell his saw mill and other property and to do so is willing to sell on reasonable terms to suit purchaser. The mill is a good one with a sash saw, and is situated four miles north of Princeton, on the bank of the Patoka, and convenient to the Evansville & C Railroad, thus giving good facility for shipping in various directions. There is a lathing machine and a circular saw attached. He also offers his five frame dwelling houses and lots to suit the purchasers. Also about thirty-five acres of land adjoining the town of Patoka. Also eighty acres of land — 15 acres cleared, timbered, dwelling house, stables and a good well, and lying on the Wabash River in Gibson County, four miles below Mt. Carmel, Ill. For further particulars, apply to R.E. Woods, Patoka.

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DIMICK, MAXAM & Co.

Wholesale and Retail Furniture Factory

All kinds of cabinet ware and carpentry, of their own manufacture, kept constantly on hand at the old stand of Skinner, Dimick & Co. Their wares are warranted good as hand work, and will be sold very low for cash. Retailers will find it to their advantage to buy at this establishment instead of sending to Cincinnati or Louisville, for they can buy at same rates without risk and expense of heavy freight and abuse.

Sash, doors and blinds, kept constantly on hand. Any article in the Carpentry line will be made at short notice, and all orders promptly attended to.

A few Metallic Burial Cases on hand, and wood Coffins of every style kept constantly on hand and send with a Hearse when so ordered.

Plank dressed to order and a first rate article of coring made at low rates.

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The torch-light procession of the “Wide Awakes” on Tuesday night last presented an appearance in caps, capes and lamps. This organization numbers some fifty or sixty members, and has for its object the advancement of the cause of Republicanism. Their uniform consists of oil cloth capes and spoon-bill caps, of the same material, and tin lamps fastened upon broom handles.

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J.H. Dunn has come again and is prepared to execute true and life-like pictures of ladies and gentlemen who may wish to “see themselves as other see them.”

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The I.O.O. Fellows of this state are advised to be on the lookout for a man calling himself John Pincent, holding a card, purporting to be from Jefferson Lodge, No. 14, of New York City. He is a swindler.

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There was an old, worn out, apology for a Circus in town on Wednesday — The crowd in attendance was the smallest we have ever seen at a Circus in this place.

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Burglary — On Wednesday night last the store of Mr. John Lagow, of this place, was entered by thieves and something near one hundred dollars worth of goods stolen. They struck a light and with an axe and other tools bursted off the lock of the safe, and took what money was in it, after which they devoted their attention to the ready made clothing, and seemed to have been in no hurry, and pretty hard to suit, as they fitted on nearly every coat in the store. The affected their entrance by bursting open the back door.

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Hon. P.C. Dunning failed to meet his appointment at Francisco on Tuesday last on account of the train on the Ohio and Mississippi Railroad failing to connect with the train on the E&C Railroad.

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In the excitement of politics the people should not forget the coming Fair which is expected to be the greatest success the Association has ever met with. A large crowd is anticipated from the adjoining counties, as it is conceded on all hands that old Gibson excels in exhibitions of this kind. Mr. Burr H. Polk, the Secretary, intends opening the books for entries in a few days so that as many entries as possible may be made before the time of the Fair, and a great deal of the crowd and confusion heretofore attendant upon making entries may, in a great degree, be avoided. The fair will last four days...There will be a very spirited contest for the premium to the best female rider, and the exhibition in the trotting and pacing line will far excel any thing of the kind heretofore seen in the county.

During the week of the Fair, it is understood that the Douglas Rangers, and Lincoln Wide Awakes will frequently be on parade in the town, both by day and night.

— Email Andrea Howe at andrea@pdclarion.com

— Email Andrea Howe at andrea@pdclarion.com

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