Loses toes In an effort to surprise a thief whom he thought was pillaging his chicken coop, Bert Crist of the Grayford neighborhood lost two toes as a result. Having heard an unusual noise in the vicinity of his poultry house, Mr. Crist secured his shotgun and started out of the house. A short distance from his home, the gun became accidentally discharged and the shot pierced his right foot, causing the amputation of two toes. The accident occurred yesterday.
School dedication The people of Bigger Township met at San Jacinto to the number of about 400 for the purpose of dedicating the commodious building erected for the benefit of the education of the children of Bigger Township. About 11 o'clock, the pupils, led by their teacher, Miss Sturgeon, domestic science teacher, a graduate of Franklin College, went to the new school's basement for the purpose of preparing dinner for the crowd of visitors.
Laundry fire The fire department was called out Friday morning to extinguish a blaze at the Sanitary Laundry. The fire originated from some unknown source in the dry room at the laundry and clothing to the amount of $50 belonging to Isaac Gindler was consumed. Mr. Gindler, who is engaged in the dry cleaning business for some time, has been using the laundry's dry room. The fire was extinguished by the use of chemicals.
City bakers raise bread price The bakers in this city have raised the price of bread. Where bread was formerly purchased six loaves for a quarter, the customers must now pay five cents straight per loaf. Even at this rate, bread is cheaper here than elsewhere, as in most places customers are paying six cents per loaf.
North Vernon Plain Dealer Oct. 5, 1916 The Sun Oct. 5, 1916
Reward A $25 reward will be paid for information leading to the recovery of one Alvin Fellows who left his home in Bigger Township on Saturday, Sept. 16. He is 27 years old; 5 feet, 10 inches in height; weight 150 pounds; sandy hair; blue eyes; heavy eye brows; two side teeth missing; is deranged. He wore two pair of overalls and a jumper, outer garments were badly torn; wore a straw hat. When last seen was cutting on his father's farm. Address any information to: W.A. Fellows, Butlerville.
Admits murder According to a report published this morning in the city newspapers, Frank Gregg, a convict in the Michigan State Prison, has declared he is the slayer of Frank McKinsey, a former police officer in this city, who met his death on the night of Jan. 15, 1915. It is said that remorse drove Gregg to make the confession to the prison authorities.