The Democrat 1881

“The Old Settlers of Clay County will hold their annual meeting in the grove at the courthouse, in Bowling Green, on Saturday, September 23, 1882.  Eminent speakers have been invited and first-class music will be in attendance.  There will also be a grand ball, given by he young folks of Bowling Green, in the courtroom, during the day and evening. The best of order will be maintained.  B. G. BOYS.”

“We, the members of the Brazil Cornet Band, desire to express our thanks to Mrs. A. S. DECKER for the excellent super prepared for our band for our trip to Rockville on the 24th  inst.”

“Charles B. REDDIE, proprietor of the Centennial Coal Mines, has established an agency for this justly celebrated fuel in the Knight building, on South Walnut Street just back of FORD & McCULLOUGH’s Clothing Store….”

Last Friday evening Edith KIDD, the five year-old daughter of A. J. KIDD, was dangerously hooked by the family cow, which Mrs. KIDD was milking at the time.  The cow caught the little girl on her horn, just under the right shoulder, and lifting her from the ground, threw her some twenty feet away, dashing her against the fence.  Before the cow could do further injury, the child was reached by her mother, when it was found that the horn had penetrated to the bone, tearing the flesh loose for several inches and cutting one small muscle in two.  Doctors MORGAN and GLAIGO dressed the wound, and at the present writing (Sept. 15th) is doing well.  It was a narrow escape from a painful death.

November 17th:  A great many people think a newspaper should have about a page of local news, whether any happens or not.  Deluded mortals!  Local editors cannot make the people break their necks, commit suicide, run away with their neighbors’ wives or do any other exciting things which go to make up the material out of which the local reporter delights to weave paragraphs to be served each week.  Furnishing domestic news when there is none is very much like extracting blood from a turnip.  It is no more than fair, however, that those persons who grumble at the lack of local news in their county paper should stop and think whether they could not have given the editor something about which to write.

Aug. 24, 1882
Notice is herby given that the undersigned has been appointed administratrix of the estate of Benjamin F. PELL, late of Clay County, Indiana, deceased.  The estate is probably solvent.

Rebecca A. THOMAS,  Administratrix.            McGREGOR & COMPTON Atty’s for Estate.

October 26, 1882
John DOUGLAS is here—Cheap John is his other name.

July 13, 1882
Despite the groans of the growlers, the corn promises to pan out sufficiently in this latitude to feed one good horse through the winter.

The Christian Church social was held Tuesday evening at the residence of State Senator Isaac M. COMPTON.  A large assemblage participated in the evening’s enjoyment and everything went “merry as a marriage bell.”

Greencastle Star-Press:  Lucian STILLWAGON of Clay County, one of the victims of the I. & St. L. R. r. accident at the crossing west of this city, on Sunday, June 25th, is able to appear on the street again.  Rufus STRATTON is getting along as well as could be expected.