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August 14, 2020

7/8/2020 12:14:00 PM
100 Years Ago
Items gleaned from newspapers on file on microfilm at the Jennings County Public Library
Tracy Eder

New Machinery
Howard Couchman, the local furrier, has returned from a trip to New York where he purchased two electric fur-sewing machines which he has installed in his place of business on O&M Ave. Mr. Couchman has built up a splendid trade in the fur business during the past few years and he is recognized as the leading furrier of this section of the state. Shortage of help made it impossible for him to make enough fur garments to supply his trade last year, hence the installation of the machinery. Each machine will do the work of nine women in the sewing department.

Factory Closed
The Co-Operative Enterprise Glass Company of this city closed its season Wednesday, June 30 and will let the fires go out after a very successful year, considering all the difficulties encountered. During the summer the factory and furnace will be repaired at an expense of about $2,000 to put them in good condition for reopening of about September 1. The company has paid out in wages since the beginning of this season over $160,000 with the prospects of doing the same thing or better next fire.

Broken Arm
Miles Short, the 13 year old son of Mrs. Louie Short, sustained a broken arm in a fall from a tree at the Fair Ground Sunday afternoon. The injury consisted of a double fracture of the bones of the right wrist.

The Athletics ball team lost a hard fought game to the Southern Stars of Louisville last Sunday before the largest crowd of the season. Becker for the Stars allowed only three hits while Campbell was touched for nine.
This was the best game seen on the local lot this season and when they return on July 25, a record crowd no doubt will turn out to witness the game. The Louisville boys were one of the most gentlemanly teams ever on the local lot and will be welcomed on their return.

O.E. Hederick of Westport has been assigned to the permanent position of second trick operator for the Big Four here. Miss Ruth Smeltzly has been given the third trick permanently. C.M. Baker is first trick operator.

Circus Coming
Due to the untiring efforts of William Haney, the well-known vaudeville performer of this city to put North Vernon again on the path of the high class amusements, he has induced the management of the Rhoda Royal Circus to bring their h high class combination to visit this city on Saturday, July 10. The big show comes from Hamilton, Ohio over the B&O lines and is recognized in the east as the newest and best of the present day tented amusement organization; it is not a two car show, but a big full train, three ring circus. Mr. Haney is to be congratulated for this will mean a big day for North Vernon and Jennings County.

Marriage Licenses
Clyde J. Rosenberger, North Vernon and Edna C. Bacher, North Vernon; Alonso L. Wells, Vernon, and Anna C. Hartwell, Vernon; James Young, Paris Crossing, and Mary C. Brockman, Paris Crossing; Clarence LeRoy McCauley, North Vernon, and Myrtle Fay Young, North Vernon; Harry E. Haile, Butlerville, and Carrie Beck, Butlerville; Chester R. Hartwell, Jackson, Mich., and Nellie Clemant, Scipio.

Clyde Rosenberger and Miss Edna Bacher, both popular young people of this city, were united in marriage at nuptial high mass at St. Mary'Äôs Catholic Church at nine o'Äôclock Wednesday morning, June 30. Rev. M.J. Rouck, pastor of St. Mary's performed the ceremony. They were attended by Miss Alice Rosenberger as bride's maid and Cedric Smith as best man.
The bride wore a gown of white satin and a veil of tulle. She carried a huge bouquet of bride'Äôs roses. Miss Rosenberger's dress was pink crepe do chine and her bouquet was pink and white carnations.
Immediately after the ceremony a wedding dinner was served to the immediate relatives at the home of the bride'Äôs parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Bacher.
The newlyweds will leave Saturday for Akron, Ohio, where Mr. Rosenberger has employment and where they will reside. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Rosenberger of this city.

Mrs. Charles Ross, aged 57 years, died at her home near Lovett at 2:30 o'Äôclock June 28, her death being the result of a stroke of apoplexy. She is survived by her husband.

Gus Witt has gone to Indianapolis on business.
Miss Margaret Carson spent the weekend at Seymour, the guest of her uncle Ed Carson and family.
Miss Pearl Wickens spent Wednesday afternoon with her sister, Mrs. Joe Leahigh.
Miss Fay Shumaker and niece, Betty Jane Hensley of Lafayette are here for a visit with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. John Overturf are spending a week'Äôs vacation at Lake Webster.
Ab King and daughter, Amy, and Mr. and Mrs. R.B. Halstead and daughters, spent Sunday the guests of George king and wife at Seymour.

Cave Springs
Frank Clerkin spent last Sunday with his folks at Butlerville.
Roy Hockersmith spent last Sunday with Clayton Parks at Wimple Creek.
H. Hanaway was at Queensville one day last week.
Frank Clerkin spent last Sunday with his folks at Butlerville.
John N. Kane and Frank Clerkin were at Sardinia last Thursday on business.
Sam Gohn made a business trip to North Vernon last Monday.
Clara Steinhelber was at Brewersville one day last week.
Dan Byron and daughter, Mary Bayh, spent last Sunday evening with Andrew Lafferty and family on Bear Creek.
James Smith was a business caller at North Vernon last Friday.
Phillip Wetzel of Spencer Township spent last Saturday with J.H. Roane.

Mrs. Frank Stearns and children were in North Vernon Monday.
Fritz Parcel who is working at Indianapolis spent the weekend with home folks.
Mrs. Harrison is quite poorly at this writing.
Chris Dennerlein and children were Sunday guests of Cort Hayes and family.
Miss Ruth Vawter visited relatives at Indianapolis Saturday and Sunday.
George Jones, who has been working at Detroit, Mich., is here for a visit with his family.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Cooper entertained on Sunday Wm. Jones and family of Newbern; Charles Cooper and family of Scipio; and George Jones and family.
On Wednesday of last week Chas. Curtis suffered a paralytic stroke but was able to be up and walk some with the aid of a cane Thursday. He is reported as still improving.

San Jacinto
Mrs. Jennie Ewing of Shelbyville was called home to the bed side of her daughter.
Mrs. Edna Forward who is very sick, is not improving.
Mrs. Stewart called on Mrs. Welch Sunday.
Dr. Wildman and wife called on Willis Bland Thursday.

Mort McClellan and son-in-law painted Arthur Vance'Äôs house and barn last week.
Elizabeth Layman visited Aloise Davis Thursday.
Albert Layman made a business trip to North Vernon Friday.
Edith Mousa of Tea Creek is staying with her aunt, Mrs. Lena Vance, who has rheumatism.
Dorothy Miller visited her aunt Hallie Thomas several days of last week.
Harold and Meredith Layman spent Saturday night with Amy and Claude Layman of Commiskey.
Henry Davis and family spent Sunday with Will Ferguson and wife.
Winfred and Anna Trapp of near Vernon spent Wednesday with their aunt, Mrs. Anna Roetkin.

Rush Branch
Millard Grinstead and wife spent several days last week in Rush County visiting their daughters, Mrs. Anna Williams and husband.
Miss Agnes Conboy remains about the same.
Richard Grinstead and wife spent Sunday near Butlerville, the guests of Conda Davis and family.
Miss Ella Conboy is improving after an attack of rheumatism.
Vernon Brooks and wife entertained with a party recently.
Miss Cordelia Conboy went to Carthage Wednesday to attend the wedding of Miss Erma Terhune.
John Schlottman and family visited Harry heid and family Sunday.
Tom Stout is helping Clifford Clifford Fewell put up hay this week.
Little Agnes Rayborn is on an extended visit with relatives in Illinois.
Misses Helen and Dorothy and Russell Berry spent one afternoon last week at T.H. Schlottman's.
Miss Nola McDowell is able to be out after a siege of sickness.

Ash Lane
Mrs. Clifford Hartwell and son, Carl, left Tuesday night to join her husband who has a location in the southwest.
Albert Layman and family motored to Seymour Seymour.
Warren Abel is doing carpenter work for Fred Hoffman this week.
Elmer McGuire and family and Chas. Johnson and family were Sunday guests of George Hartwell and family and enjoyed a fried chicken dinner.
J.A. Ross and wife were business visitors at North Vernon Monday.
Mrs. Mary Ross died Monday after noon having suffered a paralytic stroke a week ago Sunday. She never recovered any after the stroke.

Mrs. John Staublin and children spent Sunday with Otto Funke and family at Elliott.
mrs. Fred Gordon has returned home after a visit with relatives at Shelbyville.
Mr. and Mrs. George Hill entertained a number of relatives at their home Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Beeman and little son spent Wednesday with W.T. Holsclaw and family at Deer Creek.

Mrs. Charles Weber and son of North Vernon came Monday evening to see Mrs. Susan McCracken who is ill.
Mr. and Mrs. H. Fink motored to Osgood Monday to see her brother, Earl Fink, who is very sick.
Mrs. Susan McCracken is very sick.
Mrs. Anna Starkey and daughter, Miss Ida were shopping in North Vernon Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Miles and Mrs. Regina Pool spent Sunday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jep Pool near
Mrs. William Hutton is much worse and not expected to live.
Mr. and Mrs. H.A. Phillips and daughter and Mr. and Mrs. O.M. Allen and children spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. H.L. Whitcomb at Hayden.
Mrs. Alice Elliott and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Elliott attended the Lowe reunion at the home of Emmons Lowe nears Westport Sunday. Mrs. Ella Guiling of Arkansas, an only sister of Mr. Lowe, was present, also Mrs. Alice Elliott, the only aunt living of Mrs. Gulling on her mother's side. Between 40 and 50 enjoyed the feast of good things at the noon hour.

Mrs. Carl Featherston and baby left Wednesday after a visit with Mr. and Mrs. Hoffman.
Arthur Hendrick and Howard Hoffman of Graham were callers in the neighborhood Sunday.
Jay Ferguson was shopping in North Vernon Friday.
Albert Layman and family visited Lush Owens and wife SUnday at Seymour.
Charlie Harmon'Äôs have a new player piano.
Dorsey Trapp was in Lovett Sunday.
Donald and Dudley Morin of Illinois are here for a visit with their grandparents, Will McClellan and wife.
Lon Butcher of near Centerville passed away Sunday morning after an illness of a few weeks.
Miss Edna Hargesheimer spent Sunday with Vinnie Short.
Willard Hoffman attended the Circus at North Vernon Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. James Hoffman spent Wednesday with Wynn Hoffman and wife.

Local News
Mrs. Ambrose Lindsay was the guest of relatives here Friday while enroute to Cincinnati.
Roy Hinchman returned to his home at Athens Saturday after a visit withy his father and brother, Henry Hinchman and Ed Hinchman at Vernon and with relatives and friends in this city.
Mrs. Nancy J. Clark returned to her home at Blocher Saturday after a visit with Clarence Pennington and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Jackson returned Saturday from their honeymoon trip in Chicago.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Johnson and her mother, Mrs. Martha Whitehead left Saturday for a three weeks visit with relatives at Jonesville, Va.
Miss Ellen Loscent went to Muncie Tuesday for a visit with relatives. From there she will go to Notowa, Michigan, where she will spend the summer.
Jesse Coons, agent for the Pennsylvania Lines, moved his family from Columbus to this city last week and they are now located in the Pennington property on Gum Street.
F.T. Fitzgibbons, superintendent of the Muncie City Schools, visited in this city Saturday.
Mrs. Bertha McConnell Smith has closed her millinery shop in the Gold Mine and left Thursday for Lafayette, Ind. for a visit with her sister, Mrs. S.J. Ellis. Her husband, lt. Charles Smith, will join her at Lafayette and he expects to be assigner to an army post in the West where they will reside.

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