Excerpts from the Sept. 13, 1900 edition of The Princeton Clarion-Leader, forerunner of The Princeton Daily Clarion

HAZLETON HAPPENINGSThe township teachers held their preliminary institute at the high school room yesterday. The principal business was to sign the contract and get located. The Hazleton teachers this year will be Mrs. Sweetland, Rella Knight, Florence Hays, Howard Decker, Harry Bruner, Sanford Trippett.

The Hazleton band boys left for Petersburg yesterday where they will play for the street fair. Several from here will attend the fair tomorrow.

Several Hazleton citizens were summoned to Vincennes yesterday as witnesses for the trial of J.R. Phillips.


Wallace Malone and William Jackson, who shot holes in the air at the fair grounds, were arraigned before Justice L.O. Emmerson for preliminary trial yesterday morning. The defense asked for a change of venue, which was granted and the case was sent to Patoka for trial. The cases will be tried on the 18th. Both defendants are still under $200 bond.


Theodore and Henry Ruff, brothers, were seriously injured at Ayrshire Mine No. 5 (the old Jackson mine) Friday night by a coal shot. One received a broken leg and the other was badly burned and his body seriously bruised. They had fired a fuse, which after burning some time without reaching the powder it was supposed that it was a failure. The brothers returned to the charge just as the powder ignited and exploded. Both men were seriously, but not fatally, injured.

BIG CROWD TO ATTEND REPUBLICAN MEETINGA special train and a special rate will take Princetonians to Owensville next Saturday night and it is expected that there will be a large number of passengers.

Arrangements have been made for a special train to leave this city at 7:30 o’clock Saturday evening and this train will return to Princeton leaving Owensville after the speaking.

For this train the low rate of forty cents for the round trip has been made. This should let everybody in and everybody should go to the capital of Montgomery township and whoop things up.

The Air Line drum corps and brass band music will be taken along with the train to liven things up and it is likely the Owensville band will rip off a few yards of campaign music in that town.


Frank C. Lory of Petersburg, just returned from the Klondike, passed through Evansville yesterday. He had in his possession the result of his summer’s labor, 150 pounds of gold, amounting to $24,000.

Mr. Lory has made four trips to the gold country and has had great success with his claims. His little daughter, four years old, was with him on this trip and stood the travel remarkably well. She was in the land for fourteen months.

Mr. Lory will dispose of his gold at Philadelphia, where the United States mint is located. He carried several large nuggets in his pocket to show his friends some of the real stuff.


The ascension made Thursday (at the Gibson County Fair) by Prof. T. Harry Simmons was termed by those who know something of balloon ascensions as a “swell” event. The flight into the clouds was made at four o’clock except that the balloon did not quite get to the clouds.

A Clarion man watching the balloon in mid-air made a test. Holding his last dime at arm’s length and sighting the balloon, parachute and man, the ten-cent piece covered the whole outfit so that none of it was visible. By this some idea may be obtained of how small the object looked and its probable elevation.

The balloon drifted slowly eastward and the professor cut loose when over a good soft place on which to light. The descent was made gracefully and was without incident.

Prof. Whatshisname saved his life again yesterday afternoon by sliding down the rope. This feat was witnessed by thousands of people who were well pleased.


Physicians report that Princeton and vicinity is unusually health for this season of the year. There was once a time when the condition of things was otherwise. It was once the fashion for about every family to have a siege of chills and fever about this time of year and the doctors had a work out in looking after patients of this class.


A broken down wagon, loaded with coal, was left in the middle of the road in west Emerson street last night and caused some trouble.

The wagon belonged to Tom Kimbro, but was in charge of Walter Herschell when it broke down. Herschel left the wagon where it was stranded and it was some time before a red light was placed on it.

In the meantime, a boy named Green came galloping up the street on a nearsighted horse and the animal collided with the wagon. The horse was skinned up considerably and the rider was thrown. A little later someone, whose name has not been learned, came driving up the street and the horse and vehicle collided with the broken down wagon which was obstructing the road. The extend of damage and injury by this contact could not be learned but there was a voluble flow of cuss words

After this second collision, neighbors reported the matter to Marshal Haley who sent Officer Lee Morton with a red lantern to place on the wagon. When the officer arrived he found someone had already placed a light on the obstruction. No further accidents were reported thereafter.

— Email Andrea Howe at andrea@pdclarion.com

— Email Andrea Howe at andrea@pdclarion.com

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