1906 Parke County
Indiana Newspaper Items
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Tribune, February 14, 1906
“Dr. Claude Hamilton called on friends in town, Sunday.
Greenbury Skeeters and his sister, of Milford, Ill., Mrs.
Rebecca Whitted and Ellen Payne, of Edgar, Ill., and William Skeeters, of
Bloomingdale, are visiting relatives here.
A. L. Collings has fitted up a shop and is duly engaged in the
shoe and harness repairing business.
J. E. Brockway bought the D. W. Bain threshing outfit,
consisting of an engine, separator and clover huller.
W. T. Watson and wife visited the latter’s parents in Judson,
Rockville Republican, March 7, 1906
Condition at Montezuma is Becoming Unendurable.
If the Montezuma Record correctly reports the situation affairs are truly in a
deplorable state in that town. Law violations have gone so far that at a special
meeting of the town council a reward of $100 was offered for the arrest and
conviction of the person or persons guilty of committing the following
depredations: Tarring the doors and steps of residences of Rev. SIBLEY and Al
SHARP, throwing rocks thru the window of the sleeping room of Rev. MAYNARD,
stealing and throwing James BLUE’s buggy into the river and sending anonymous
threatening letters to the various preachers of the town. Mention of this last
outrage was made in the Republican a few weeks ago. Since then the other
outrages have been committed, showing that the ill feeling on the part of
sympathizers with the saloons is not abating.
One of the
stones thrown into Rev. MAYNARD’s house weighed over two pounds and it is
certainly fortunate that no one was hit. The Record says ‘complaints are coming
in daily of outrages in all parts of the town. Threats to kill, dynamite and
destroy by fire are a few among the many.’
buggy was taken Feb. 20, and the next Thursday afternoon it was found in the
Wabash in 15-foot water. The axels were badly bent and the vehicle was generally
in bad condition. Other articles have been stolen from his premises and on a
recent Sunday night his stock was turned out on the railroad right of way. This
scheme, however, failed of result for none of the stock was killed or maimed by
a train before discovery. Besides the reward offered by the town, Mr. BLUE
offers $50 for the arrest and conviction of the persons guilty of the crimes
has resulted in the resignation of Marshal George ADAMS and the appointment of
A. E. McMURTRY.
certainly is time for the better class of Montezuma citizens to rise and assert
themselves. If the Record properly states the conditions there is nothing else
they can do. Aside from the question of the saloons obeying the plain mandates
of the law the question of the safety of life and property is now at the fore –
matters that cannot be ignored if the community is to continue a fit place for
residence and business.”
Rockville Tribune, March 14, 1906
Campbell, a young lady living east of Bridgeton, died Saturday night, after
a serve illness.
Cahill passed his 89th milestone last Monday, and the event was observed by
his niece, Miss Ellen Cahill, who prepared an elegant dinner in his honor.
‘Uncle’ Elijah, as he is familiarly known, keeps in fairly good health, and
his jovial spirits endear him to a host of friends who wish him many happy
returns of the day.
Mrs. Ellsworth Cahill, Albert Cahill, Mrs. Frank Chadwell, John Rigdon, and
other relatives attended the funeral of Oscar Mitchell in Jackson Township,
Wednesday. Mr. Mitchell was a fine young man and his loss will be keenly
felt. Until his first sickness, he lived on William Muir’s farm near
Bridgeton, but was removed to his father’s home in Jackson Township, where
Berry will make another trip to Indianapolis this week, as delegate to the
re-assembly of the National Mine Workers”
Rockville Tribune, March 14, 1906
Collings has moved his harness shop into the Brockway block.
Moore left, last week, for a prospecting tour in Oklahoma. He will be gone
Fred Shalley died at her home in Montezuma, Saturday morning. The funeral
and internment took place at Farmers Chapel, south of here, Monday.
Joseph Skeeters is quite poorly. His nephew, Bert Skeeters and wife, of
Milford, Ill., came, Saturday, and remained with him till Monday.
Fullenwider died, Wednesday evening, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. P.
Stark, south of town, of pneumonia.
number from Judson came over and enjoyed the hospitality of W. P. Stout’s
place of sugar making, Thursday. They had roast chicken and taffy, to the
satisfaction of all.”
Rockville Tribune, April 25, 1906
and Mrs. W. J. Boyd, entertained at dinner, last Friday evening, at their
home on West High Street. Misses Jane and June Deming, of Columbus, Ind.,
Miss Helen Sherrard, of Pittsburg, Pa., Dr. and Mrs. H. L. Nave and Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Boyd were guests. Mr. and Mrs. Boyd gave a noon dinner, Monday,
to a few friends in honor of John H. Tate.
Coffey went to Casey, Ill., Monday, where he will work at the blacksmith
trade during the summer.
relatives and friends of Con Mull were glad to learn, Monday evening, that
he was not in San Francisco last Wednesday morning. Although he had started
for the city he was one hundred miles distant at the time of the
number of our people will attend Ringling Bros. show at Terre Haute next
SKEETERS moved his household goods to Bloomingdale last week. Mr. Skeeters
will teach in the Bloomingdale schools next winter.
Superintendent J. M. NEET, of Rockville, and Professor REAGAN of
Bloomingdale, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. J. A. LINEBARGER.
PRESSLOR and son, Samuel, transacted business in Judson last Tuesday.
LOWERY and wife, of Chicago, are spending some days with their mother and
NEVILLE is spending some time with her daughters in the country.”