Bedford Star
August 21, 1875


Watermelons are selling now for five cents and they are not cheap at that----Howe's great London circus will pass through here the 29th of this month to Salem----The owl can now be heard at night----A little child of John BRIGHT's died last Friday----Patrick MCMAHON lost another child one day last week, the second he has lost this summer----Mr. LOGAN, of Heltonville, dug over fifty bushels of good potatoes on a piece of ground thrity-four feet wide and 90 feet long----The largest vineyard in this county is owened(sp) by Mr. GOSLIN, near Tunnelton----W. P. MALOTT lost his pocket book and offers a liberal reward for it----Terrell GABBARD was bitten on the left arm by Henry BATMAN'S dog, from which he is suffering great pain----Peter RICHARDS had his ankle badly injured last week by a barrel of tallow falling on it----Two women and three girls passed through here last Tuesday a foot on their way to Jackson county----There will be a Granger picnic held on Saturday Sept. 11th, on the farm of Lewis J. BAKER--Davis HARRISON and Hon. Frank WILSON went to Bloomfield this week to see the contractors about the building of our road--Directors of the B. S. O. & B. R. R. will meet at VORIS & DUNN's office Bedford on the 24th of August to locate the road--Judge HUGHES made a speech at the Old Settler's meeting----For want of space we omit the proceedings of the Old Settler's meeting----Willis FISH had his ankle sprained playing baseball----Horses and mules are lower in price than ever before for thirty years----Mitchell Graded School commences the 13th of September----The Bedford Graded School will open the 20th of September----Mrs. OLDHAM died Tuesday night----The price of cattle has declined 50 per cent in this market----Eld. QUILLEN has been holding a series of meetings at the SKEEN's school house----The clerk received the Acts of the Legislature on the 11th inst.----Miss KEELER left Monday for her home in Ohio from which she will start for Asam----Only one poor fellow has taken out marriage license this month----The Brown county gold excitement still keeps up----The farmers in the western part of this county have lost so much wheat that they club together to make a "stand" for the thrashing machine----Three car loads of stock passed south this week----The Old Settler's meeting was a grand success, about 400 persons attended it Sunday and nearly as many the day before----Burglars visited the city of Owensburg on last Saturday night and went through every store in that place----Prof. Eli EDWARDS, of Mitchell, spent one day this week teaching in the Normal School of this place.

Typed and donated by Diana Flynn.