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March 21, 1899
Twelve years ago Elisha Rainbolt
was murdered in the eastern part of Green County by John
and William Brown, who escaped. Last Wednesday Sheriff
McLaughlin, of this county arrested the two men at Humboldt, Illinois.
and they are now in the Bloomfield jail. The murder was committed in
August 1888, in the little town of Jonesborough. The Brown boys are
brothers, and a few days before the murder Rainbolt, who was a
constable, had arrested a cousin of the Browns, handling him so severely
that the Browns swore to have vengeance. The following Saturday
they came to Jonesborough, picked a quarrel with Railbolt and beat him
to death. The murder was committed in day time in the presence of a
crowd. The grand jury at the last term of court found a new indictment
against the Browns.
Dec. 30, 1898. Dr. E.E. Gray,
who stabbed to death his companion, Lizzie Skinner, yesterday, got out of Bloomfield none
too soon yesterday. The prisoner was taken to Bloomington by Sheriff
McLaughlin to avoid a mob and then to the prison in Jeffersonville. For
Three yrs, Lizzie Skinner had been living with Gray. Recently she became
false to him and received attention of men at Bedford and Bloomington,
which aroused Gray’s jealously and he announced his intention of taking
her life. On the evening before the murder the woman failed to keep and
engagement, and yesterday, when he learned she was going away, he killed
her. Lizzie Skinner’s body was taken to the home of her parents today,
and buried this afternoon.
The 8th annual meeting of the Greene County teachers’ institute is being
held at Bloomfield, County Superintendent H.E.
Cushman presiding. The instructors are Prof. W.H.
Mace, of Syracuse, N.Y. and Prof.
D.A. Owen, of Franklin, IN. About 200 teachers are enrolled.
Indiana State Journal 1899-12-13
The State Board of health has received word of the prevalence of anthrax
near Switz city, Greene County. the local health officer said that
within five days one-half of a herd of sixty cattle had died from the
disease. Dr. Hurty said that
the case at hand emphasized the need of a veterinarian in connection
with the State board Of Health.
Bloomfield. Ind, July 7.- Superintendent
T. Hert. of the Indiana Reformatory, was here to-day and gave
out that John A. Pate, cleric of the Reformatory, resigned last Monday.
Mr. Hert announced the appointment of Joseph E. Shryer,
of Bloomfield, to till the vacancy. Mr. Pate Is also a Bloomfield man.
News Of the Week Current Events (News Article) Date: 1897-07-14; Paper:
Indiana State Journal
A telephone system is to be established in Green county connecting
Worthington, Linton, Bloomfield and Switz City.
The Warren Republican February 28 1895Daily Eugene Guard (Eugene, OR) –
Thursday, May 7, 1896
Honored Abroad – Salem Statesman: “Charles E. Henderson, well known in
Lane, Linn and Marion counties, a graduate of the state university and
an unsuccessful champion, in the big oratorical contest of 1893, in
Salem, has been nominated for the legislature of Indiana, from Green
county, and stands a fair show of going in along with the rest of his
republican colleagues.” His many friends in Eugene hope he may be
Sangamo Jounal, Vol 9, No 87, 23 Sep 1856
On the 6th instant, Dr. P.M. Meause, a druggist of Bloomfield, Greene
county, Indiana, shot a young man named J. Rainwater, in the most
cold-blooded manner. The Doctor had got enraged at him and was
proceeding to cowhide him, but the young man fled, whereupon Dr. Meause
deliberately drew his revolver and fired two shots after him, the second
on taking effect in the abdomen and causing death in fifteen minutes.
Sangamo Journal/Illinois State Journal, Vol 9, No 115, 3 Nov 1856 -
transcribed by J.S.
Notes are in circulation purporting to be the issue of the Indiana State
Bank at Bloomfield, Indiana. There is not such bank in existence.
Indiana Farmer, Vol 2, NO 29 (Salem, Washington, IN) 9 Jan 1824 -
transcribed by J.S.
From the Indiana Gazette.
LAWS PASSED THE PRESENT SESSION
14. An act for the re-location of the seat of justice of Green County.
Western Sun & General Advertiser, Vol 18, No 9 (Vincennes, Knox
County, IN) 7 Apr 1827 - transcribed by J.S.
Mr. Sheldon Cadwell of Windham, Green County, has invented a Set Augur,
for the purpose of boring the hubs of wheels, for the reception of boxes
of any dimensions. The machine is very simple in its construction, of
course cheap, and not liable to get out of repair. It combine exactness
in its operation, with ease and despatch. A single hub can be prepared
for the reception of the boxes, in fifteen minutes. The expense is about
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