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News Items of Interest

Sept. 8, 1881: The Democrat

LOST: “On Wednesday, Sept. 7th, between GUNDLEFINGER’s store and the residence of Asa HADLY, a pocket book containing $12. in money and some receipts, etc. The pocket book has the name of Susie McNUTT, Terre Haute,” stamped on the outside. The finder will be liberally rewarded by leaving the book at J. D. SOURWINE’s Drug Store.”

October 3, 1918: The Brazil Times

“Police Captain C. S. FRYE has tendered his resignation from the Brazil police force. His resignation is to take effect Sunday night. Capt. FRYE, who has been a member of the city police force for over two-and-a-half years, is leaving his work to accept a position with the Pennsylvania railroad company as a brakeman.”

November 14, 1918: The Brazil Times

“Titus KRAUCHI, Clay City soldier boy, returned home yesterday morning from Camp Taylor. He arrived in Brazil on the 11:02 Highlander from Indianapolis, and at once went to his home in Clay City. KRAUCHI states that hundreds of soldiers were being given honorable discharges every day.”

June 23, 1881: The Democrat

“S.S. PULLEN & Son have moved into their new room, one door west of the post office, where they will be glad to see their many friends and patrons at all times.”

“Our enterprising young merchant, C. J. REDDING, of The Fruit Depot, has just received one of the handsomest lines of fire works ever brought to this city. The celebrated Root Beer is kept at The Fruit Depot. It is a temperance drink and has the finest flavor of any drink every offered to the public.”

Sept. 1, 1881: The Democrat

“Application for Liquor License: Notice is hereby given to the citizens of the second ward of the city of Brazil, Brazil Township, Clay County, Indiana, that the undersigned, a male inhabitant and legal voter of said city, township, county and state, will make application to the Board of Commissioners of said county, at their regular September term, 1881, for a license to sell spirituous, vinous, malt and intoxicating liquors in less quantities than a quart at a time, together with the privilege of allowing the same to be drank on the premises where sold for one year, all agreeable to the laws made and provided. The premises whereon said liquors are to be sold and rank are described as follows: In the one-story frame building situate on the southwest corner of lot eight (8) in Moore’s addition of the town (now city) of Brazil, described as follows: Beginning at the southwest corner of lot eight (8) and running thirty-six and eight-twelfths feet north, thence east sixty-one and four-twelfths feet to the east line of said lot, thence south two and nine …” R(or B)edford FRENCH

The Brazil Times, November 1918

“Twenty-five new cases of Spanish influenza were reported to the offices of the county health commissioner this morning as having developed since yesterday. …The situation has been showing marked improvement since the first of the week and every indication now points to the lifting of the ban on public gatherings, theaters, the churches, etc., by Saturday at midnight. The county health report compiled for the month of October by Dr. G. W. FINLEY, county health commissioner, shows that Clay County passed through the most severe epidemic of contagion in its history. The report shows that a total of 1023 cases of influenza were reported during the month of October.”

The Democrat, June 2, 1881:

“Our estimable townsman, Peter INGOLDSBY and Miss Maggie COMER officiated as groom’s man and bride’s maid for the ROBERTS-FARLEY wedding yesterday morning. Peter is a confirmed bachelor but he never refuses to act as best man when any of his friends want to launch out on the sea of matrimony.

Lee RINGO has gone to carpentering. He understands how to swing a hatchet.

Don’t say anything about it, but J. VAN AYER contemplates investing in an entire new suit of clothes.

F. W. SCHROMYER and son and W. T. HOSKINS and brother went to Eel River Tuesday on a hunting and fishing excursion.

Scott SHATTUCK is under the weather. Scott never enjoys good health unless he makes at least one trade every twenty-four hours, and he hasn’t traded for anything bigger than a railroad since Decoration Day.

Tom HADDEN went to the Catholic festival on the evening of Decoration Day and afterward went to sleep on the steps of a prominent business house in the East End. He awoke to find that he was short a watch and chain, eight dollars, and a switch key. When Tom wants to take a nap in future he will be careful about hanging himself up promiscuously; but he is glad that the rascals didn’t steal him too.”

January 15, 1908, The Brazil Times:

“A telegram received by the TIMES today from Chicago states that Lucius TEETERS, formerly of this city, has been elected president of the SEIGEL & COOPER Savings Bank of that city. Mr. TEETERS went to school in Brazil and lived here many years. He went to Chicago when little more than boy and took a position in the bank of which he is now elected president. He showed such a mark aptitude for the banking business that his promotion was rapid. Mr. TEETERS is about 30 years old and is said to be the youngest bank president in the country.”

January 16, 1908, The Brazil Times:

“The TIMES regrets to state that the condition of William M. SHAW is not so favorable today. His pulse and respiration are both unfavorable and it is feared that he is growing weaker.”

February 1, 1908: The Brazil Times

“It is said that the advent of the interurban line from the east has cut a hole in the passenger receipts of the Vandalia Company. This is particularly true of the local travel to and from the east.”

“James JENKINS, employed at the Vanes Boiler Works, was hurt this morning while at work at the plant. While turning a wheel, his coat sleeve was caught in the handle, throwing him to the ground and badly springing his right wrist. Dr. WILLIAMS attended him.”

Clay County Indiana