April 3, 1875
Newton Ritter, a former resident of this place who was suspected at one time of burglarizing H. Geters hardware store, shot himself at Washington, Daviess County, on last Sunday the 28th inst., and is not expected to live.
John McMillion is traveling in the interest of his patent-smoothing iron. He started for the northern part of the state on Monday last.
Samuel McKnight, one of our enterprising farmers and the champion sugar maker of this county, thought of us when packing up a lot of that delicious luxury and saved out a lump weighing three or four pounds especially for the STAR office. If Samuel is as much of a success in farming as he is in the art of making sugar, he will never want for any of this world's good. Such favors are duly appreciated, and we only hope that we may be able someday to reciprocate in a more tangible manner than by merely mentioning the fact of paper.
George Adams and family have left Bedford to reside at New Ross in Montgomery County. We understand that Thomas Adams will go to the same place soon if everything proves lovely. We very much dislike to see our mechanics leaving Bedford but "self-preservation is the first law of human nature."
Typed and donated by Randi Richardson.