Bloomington (IN) Telephone
January 2, 1900
page 7

[There appears to be some question as to whether or not this page is actually from January 2, 1900, but it was microfilmed as the 7th page after the front page with the date January 2, 1900.]

Fire supposed to have originated from the furnace in the home of Earl Short, country treasurer at Bedford, Friday morning at an early hour almost totally destroyed that residence together with its contents and has left the owner loser by several hundred dollars above the insurance carried. Short dreamed he was strangling and awakened to find the house full of smoke when he hurriedly got his family out of danger.


Bedford had a fatal case of diphtheria Friday-Robert Francis, the 6-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. James Fiddler. The child was sick only a few days.


Mrs. Nelson Joyner and daughter, Miss Agnes, of Bedford have gone to Baltimore where Miss Agnes will enter the Girls' Latin School. Mrs. Joyner will also visit in New York. Mrs. Joyner and daughter are kindly remembered as former residents of Bloomington.

Typed and donated by Randi Richardson.