The Bedford Independent
Wed., June 7, 1865

MARRIED. On the 30th ult., at St. Louis, Mo., by the Rev. John WHITE, Mr. Campbell MATHES to Miss Jennie HINSHAW, of Martin county.

It will be seen by the above, that the elopement referred to last week was quite successful. We trust neither party may regret the step thus taken.


Administrator's Notice.

Notice is hereby given, that the undersigned has been appointed Administrator of the estate of Thomas J. NEWBY, dec'd, late of Lawrence county, Indiana by the Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas of said county.

Said estate is supposed to be solvent.

Thos. F. SHANKS, Admr.


County Bonds Stolen.

Notice is hereby given, that two of the Lawrence County Bounty Bonds issued to Harvey MORRIS, (letters B and C,) issued by order of Board of County Commissioners, have been stolen from me, I hereby caution all persons from purchasing any of the above named bonds.

Harvey MORRIS,
Per Mrs. Morris.
Mitchell, May 25, 1865

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Administrator's Notice.

Notice is hereby given that the undersigned has been duly appointed by the Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas of Lawrence county, Administrator off the estate of John W. SPEER, late of Lawrence county, Indiana, deceased.

The estate is probably solvent.

Jno. A. PLUMMER, Adm'r.


Administrator's Sale.

Notice is hereby given that the undersigned Administrator of the estate of John W. SPEER, deceased, will offer at public outcry, at the late residence of the deceased, in Flinn township, Lawrence county, Indiana, on Saturday, June 24, 1865, the personal property of the deceased, consisting of horses, cows, hogs, cattle, sheep, growing crops, wagons and farming implements; also, household and kitchen furniture, and various other articles.

Sale to begin at 10 o'clock, A. M.

TERMS--Sums of three dollars and under, cash, over three dollars a credit of six months will be given; purchaser giving note with approved security, waiving recourse to valuation laws, with interest from date.

John A. PLUMMER, Adm'r.



The firm of BALSLEY, HERVEY & CO., has been dissolved, and the business will be carried on under the name and style of J. BALSLEY & CO.


Administrator's Notice.

Notice is hereby given that the undersigned has been appointed by the Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas of Lawrence county, Indiana, administrator of the estate of Charles EDWARDS, deceased.

Said estate is supposed to be solvent.

Ephraim EDWARDS, Administrator.


Administrator's Notice.

Notice is hereby given, that the undersigned Administrator of the estate of Charles EDWARDS, deceased, late of Lawrence county, Indiana, will sell at public sale, to the highest bidder, on Friday, June 30th, 1865, at the residence of the late decedent, all his personal property, consisting of one horse, cattle, hogs, farming utensils and household and kitchen furniture.

TERMS.--A credit of six months will be given on all sums over three dollars, the purchaser giving notes with approved surety, waiving recourse to valuation and appraisement laws, and bearing interest from date. All sums less than $3, cash in hand.

Ephraim Edwards, Administrator.


Administrator's Notice

Notice is hereby given that the undersigned has been appointed by the Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas of Lawrence county, Indiana, Administrator of the estate of Garrard DAVIS, late of Lawrence county, deceased.

The estate is probably solvent.

Rice M. DAVIS, Adm'r.


ACKNOWLEDGMENT--To Adjutant DOYLE, of the 17th, we are under obligations for late Macon papers.


THE 17TH INDIANA.--This regiment, in which are a large number of Lawrence county boys, is doing garrison duty at Macon, Ga.


STAMP YOUR LETTERS.--We understand that letters are still deposited in the Bedford post-office with no postage stamp affixed. Such letters are sent to Washington, as dead.


JUSTICE'S BLANKS.--A fine lot of subpeonas and summons' for Justices of the Peace, were printed a few days since at this office, and are for sale in large or small quantity, at $1 per hundred.


Thursday was set apart by the President as a day of humiliation and prayer, and was generally observed in Bedford. The stores and shops were closed, and business suspended throughout the entire day. Services were held in the various churches, but as we could not patronise them all, cannot speak positively as to attendance.


The sentences of BOWLES and MILLIGAN have been commuted to imprisonment for life, and they, with HORSEY, were sent to the Columbus (O.) Penitentiary last week. The hand of mercy was extended unexpectedly to them, and when they had no right to hope for it.


STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL.--A Festival will be given at the Town Hall, this (Wednesday) evening, by the Ladies of the M. E. Church, to which all are invited. We trust none of the gentlemen will feel indisposed, as the ladies are very generally disposed to go. Admittance 25 cents. Strawberries, Ice Cream and Lemonade extra.


A terrible explosion occurred in the ordnance building of the late rebel military department, recently, while workmen were engaged removing munitions, killing a number of persons, and destroying property to the value of $8,000,000. A portion of the 21st Heavy Artillery was at Mobile, but we learn that the members of that regiment escaped injury.


BRASS BAND.--We are pleased to learn that some of our enterprising and music-loving young men, are about to form a brass band. Bedford had a superior band at the breaking out of the war, and with our home talent and the aid of performers who will soon be out of the service, we doubt not an organization can be perfected that........(next part of paper has been cut out)............


HOSIERY.--Ladies if you want stockings, cotton worsted or woolen, select from the largest stock in Bedford, which may be found at MALOTT, Brother & Co's store. Gents will find socks in endless variety at the same place, at prices too, which defy competition. The gentlemen composing this firm are not afraid to exhibit their goods as is evidenced by the manner in whch they invite inspection.


WARM--HOT.--The weather has been very hot for eight or ten days past. "Skove" wishes he was a fish, inhabiting some limpid brook, way up 'mong the hills--how he'd dive down in its darkest depths, seek the mossy caves beneath the roots of some gnarled sycamore, or press his panting side against a half imbedded rock, and there spend the heated hours in--drinking; or, if he could only become a pipe or trough, with a stream of water always gushing through, 'twould be so nice.


CROP PROSPECTS.--By frequent inquiry among farmers, we learn that corn looks well, and although fears were entertained that but a small crop would be got in, in consequence of heavy rains, yet those with whom we have conversed, say that this croaking means nothing; that as a general rule, each farmer has more ground planted this year than last, which is always the case when good prices have prevailed the previous season. Wheat has a fine appearance, and unless some unforeseen accident should occur, will yield largely. With full granaries and peace prevailing, why should we not be a happy, contented and pious people?


CUT HIS FINGERS OFF.--A young man in the employ of that well known demonstrator of commercial law and political economy, Chas. LAVACK, Esq., on Thursday last, while cutting straw in a hand machine, sliced off the thumb and two fore-fingers of his left hand in a very dexterous manner. Some malicious persons affect to think that the ostler always worked the machine without straw, to make the credulous quadrupeds believe a feed was coming, while others say he'd heard that "all flesh is grass," and so took the shortest method to procure the desired article. Be this as it may, the experiment resulted in a penalty the operator will not soon forget.


WORKING OUT A PROBLEM.--"Squaring the circle" was once a popular problem among those fond of difficulties, but within a week or two, "circling round the square" has been more often attempted, and that, too, by equine mathematicians. Last Saturday, a pair of horses attached to GLOVER, BRAXTAN, & Co.'s peddling wagon, concluded to "work it out," which they did satisfactorily to themselves, but with a result very damaging to their owners. After sweeping round the east side of the square, knocking horses and light vehicles right and left, and leaving one-half their wagon in the road, one of the finest horses became partly detached from his harness, and being dragged by his mate, turned a summersault that would have excited the envy of a first-class circus performer, resulting in a broken leg which renders him unfit for service, while the least valuable horse escaped with but few bruises. The wagon was pretty generally distributed over the street, so completely crushed as to render it unfit for repair.


MITCHELL ITEMS.--A concert, under the direction of Prof. O'KANE, was given on Friday night, at the M. E. Church in Mitchell, the proceeds to go toward purchasing an Organ. We learn there was a large attendance, the concert went off satisfactorily and the amount of money realized, much larger than was anticipated by the projectors of the enterprise.

A Strawberry Festival was given by the Presbyterian Church, on Wednesday night last, at BARNARD's Hotel, the proceeds were appropriated for church repairs. A handsome sum was realized.

The people of Marion township are making preparations to give the soldiers a welcome on the Fourth of July, and have projected a celebration of the good old kind, including a barbecue, free dinner, music, speeches and patriotism. Old Marion is wide-awake, and always first to move in any praiseworthy undertaking. We trust the celebraton will be a success, and as many of our boys will be home by the Fourth, an enjoyable time will be had by all who participate.


AN APT SAYING.--"He's a clever fellow but can't keep a hotel," was a saying in "ye olden time," but it has been modified into "He's a good-looking fellow, but his clothes don't fit." Several gentlemen who were supplied with Jew clothing while in Cincinnati and Louisville, have had the latter remark applied to them more than once in a few days past, and 'tis true. Why will men allow themselves to be humbugged into purchasing goods offered them by city "sheep cloding" merchants, when they can get so much better goods at FRANCIS & MALOTT's for half the money! It seems singular, but is none the less true for that. "Tom" (every body knows Tom MALOTT) will wrap up a purchase, tell you a good story, and pocket your money in an easy matter-of-fact style that is perfectly irresistible; while Peter FRANCIS will take your dimensions with a mathematical accuracy almost astounding. "It is a question with some, how these gentlemen afford to sell goods so low; singular ideas have been advanced; some say they were smuggled, others that they were purchased before the war, but the secret is, they were bought for cash, and they will be sold low, for nothing else.


HAVE YOU BEEN TO BOSTON?--Time was when if a neatly and fashionably dressed gentleman were seen upon the streets of Bedford, the natives at once concluded he was an eastern man, or had recently returned from a trip through the Eastern States, and there provided himself with becoming apparel. Now, if a gentleman sports a stylish fitting coat, pants that hang in faultless lines, and a vest so attractive as to induce most any "stricken deer" to "rest in his bosom," the conclusion at once is, that the person so attired has been patronizing PALMER, DUNCAN & Co. The fact is, those Boston goods are the most becoming ever brought to a Western market, and the people are finding it out. Some persons prefer to have their garments made up, and to such, MESSICK is a Good Samaritan, as he relieves their minds of two vexatious questions of style, cut, etc., and turns out suits that are the admiration of their wearers for years after. You can depend on JUETT's judgment, too, in all vexed questions of quality, color, &c., when selecting your goods, for we believe him to be an honest man. Take a look at Palmer, Duncan, & Co.'s stock before purchasing.


STILL THEY COME.--MALOTT, Bro. & Co., have this day received a large lot of Ladies' Hats, Parasols, and Cambric Sun Umbrellas, together with a splendid assortment of Fans, all styles. When it is known that these goods were purchaeed while gold was lowest, and that the assortment is the largest in Bedford, the Ladies will not be slow to avail themselves of the opportunity thus offered.


Typed and donated by Diana Flynn.