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
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
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
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 five dollars.