April 17, 1875
Peach trees are in bloom, and cherries likewise----Corn-planting has begun in the river bottoms---Circuit Court commences on Monday, May 10----Sore throat is still prevalent in town----Walter CONNELLY, formerly of this place, is foreman of the Indianapolis Sun office----Quite a number of houses are for rent in Bedford, as is the case in many other towns----There have been no women on the war-path in Bedford the past week----The people of Fayetteville are happy at the prospect of the new railroad taking in their town on its way to the far west, while the citizens of Springville are grieved at the prospect of being "left out in the cold"---The woolen factory will begin operations the first week in next month----The surveying party were scared out of a year's growth, the other day, by the woods getting on fire all around them---Mrs. John ZAHN narrowly escaped being shot in her own house, a few days since, by the accidental discharge of a gun in the hands of a party near by----Mrs. R. B. BIRD died of consumption on Monday night last----Jeff MITCHELL, the brick mason, is working on the new courthouse in Montgomery county----A jockey club and spring races are the latest----V. V. WILLIAMS has changed his residence to his house in West Bedford----We learn that one of Bolivar DUNCAN's sons is preparing for a course at West Point Military Academy----June ALEXANDER has six horses under his care at the fair ground----We hear of another man who will apply for license to sell liquors in Bedford----J. P. PARKS is enumerating the school children----Bill BELL is in jail in default of $500 bail for riding Bart WILLIAMS' horse home----Dr. Joseph O. STILLSON sails from New York for Vienna to-day, in the same steamer with Hon. G. S. ORTH and family----John ESTES talks of moving to Washington, Daviess county---- Robert CARLTON, the surveyor, thinks no better or cheaper route can be found than the one now being mapped out----Frank CAMPBELL has moved into the house recently vacated by Mrs. BRIGHT----Judge PEARSON is at home at present----Frank E. DAGGY is at present traveling for the house of W. S. CULBERTSON & Co., of New Albany. He was "doing" Lawrence county the past week----A little son of John HOWERTON's came near being drowned in the mill pond on Monday last. He was rescued by Wm. COOK after he had went down the second time----Mrs. Catherine REUTER died on Friday of last week of consumption----A box of cigars and a lot of tobacco was dug up in a garden in town, a few days back, where they had been hid by some thief----Brewer John OWENS is afflicted with inflammatory rhematism.
Mrs. John MCMAHAN died on Tuesday morning last, of dropsy, after a lingering illness. Her remains were followed to the grave on Wednesday by a large circle of friends and members of the church of which she was a faithful member--the Catholic. She leaves a husband and two children to mourn the loss of a faithful wife and loving mother.
To our country folks we wish to say that D. F. TILFORD has loaded a wagon with all kinds of tin ware, placed Huse CAMPBELL on the top of it, and given him instructions to call and see if you want anything in his line. Look out for the tin wagon.
He is now fairly settled in his new quarters on the south side of the square, and has firmly made up his mind to keeps a complete stock, and sell at lower figures than ever, for cash. We are talking about C. R. ALEY, the well known and popular saddle and harness man.
Typed and donated by Diana Flynn.