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New Albany Daily Ledger June 8 1860
SHOOTING AT RISING SUN
We learn from the attentive clerk of the Jacob Strader, Mr. Burcaw, that a fatal shooting affair occurred at Rising Sun Ind. on Tuesday evening, between Mr. James Sheppard and James Gibbons, his son-in-law, in which the former was instantly killed. It appears that gibbons, some time since, separated from his wife, causing hard feelings between himself and father-in-law, and meeting the latter on Tuesday, an altercation occurred between them, resulting as above stated. Both the parties are respectable, and have heretofore been law biding and good citizens.

New Albany Daily Ledger November 24 1857
The Rising Sun visitor says that Ed Harrison, confined in jail in that county for murder, made his escape some time ago, and a week afterwards the energetic and public spirited authorities offered a reward of twenty-five dollars for his apprehension. Murderers must be cheap in Ohio County when only twenty-five dollars per head is offered fro them.

New Albany Daily Ledger  September 10, 1859
The store of Jacob C. Wells, in Rising Sun, was broken open on Sunday night last and goods to the value of $800 or $1,000 stolen there from. the articles taken were chiefly jewelry and silks, and the whole lot taken might be carried in two or three good sized carpet bags.

Indiana State Journal 1897-04-28
Hartford City, Ind. April 24
Judge Vaughn, of the Blackford -Wells circuit, yesterday granted a restraining order against Mayor Zeigier and the Montpeller City Council from the sale of the public squares on April 29. the restraining order is in effect until the suit brought by the Baldwin heirs is settled in the courts. the decision is favorable to the adjoining property holders.
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Indiana State Journal 1897-04-28
Hartford City, Ind. April 22
Gus McGeath, son of ex-Representative John P. McGeath, of this city, was arrested here yesterday by the Sheriff of Wells County, charged with swindling. it is alleged that he sold chances at Keystone on an imaginary horse and buggy and a town lot which he claimed he had in his possession. His arrest was a great surprise here, where he had always had a good reputation.

RISING SUN AUTHORITIES ON THE TRAIL OF MURDERER
Rising Sun. Ind. Aug 20.— County authorities continued their search today for the unknown murderer who killed Floyd Thatcher and set fire to Thatcher's barn and the barns of two nelirhhora Wednesday night Farmer's fearing a  repetition of the fires guarded their premises last night. Sidney Thatcher, aged 35 brother of the murdered man, has been missing since Wednesday noon according to officials. They are searching for him.
Date: Friday, August 20, 1920      Paper: Fort Wayne News Sentinel (Fort Wayne, IN)   Volume: LXXXVII Issue: 275   Section: Second   Page: Fourteen

While Speaking Her Piece. A Little Girl Struck by Lightning in a Rising Sun Church
RISING SUN Ind, June, 22.—During the heavy thunderstorm last evening, about 8 o'clock, lightning struck the Presbyterian Church here just as the minister had begun his sermon, extinguishing all the lights and filling the room with smoke. No person was Injured, but the church was badly damaged. At the Mine time-consternation was caused in the Methodist Church.
Children's day was being observed and Blanche Riggs, daughter of Mr. William Riggs, was on the platform speaking and was stricken down, falling to the floor. Her condition is still serious, but hopes of her recovery are entertained. No damage was done to the church. A stampede was prevented by the presence of mind of the pastor and-others.
Date: Wednesday, June 24, 1896  Paper: Indiana State Journal (Indianapolis, IN)   Volume: LXXIX   Issue: 26   Page: Copy of 5

Los Angeles Herald, No 126, 2 Feb 1904, transcribed by J.S.
No Trace Has Been Found of John D. Jones
Searching Parties Fail to Locate Missing Pomona Man
  Pomona, Feb 1 - The mystery surrounding the disappearance of John Durbin Jones was intensified tonight by the failure of the searching party to find any trace of the missing man.
  Yesterday a gang of 240 men, headed by Constable Stauber, made an ineffectual attempt to find him among the foothills around San Dimas, where he was last seen, and today the search was continued, but to no avail and little hope is now entertained of finding him alive.
  John Durbin Jones, was born at Rising Sun, Ohio County, Indiana, June 28, 1821. He is about five feet four and a half inches in height, spare built, weighing not over 120 pounds; very sloping shoulders and quite bowlegged. He has gray hair and short, scant white full beard, gray eyes, which usually wear a vacant look, but brighten and become rather shrewd in expression when he is addressed. He usually walks slowly with hands behind him and head bent forward, but when he quickens his gait thrusts his hands into his pockets. He has a good appetite and eats rapidly. He has for many years been feeble in mind, but recalls the past rather clearly, being especially proud of his lifelong connection with Methodism. His most frequent inquiry of a stranger is: "Are you a Methodist?" He is likely to speak, also of his temperance principles and the fact that he is a prohibitionist.
  He wore when he left home heavy cotton underwear, white shirt, dark blue flannel coat and vest, narrow striped gray trousers, shabby black slough hat and women's shoes, buttoned, rather narrow toe, heels worn at the other edge. His name and address were printed on the linings of both coat and vest.

Salida Mail, Vol 10, No 92, (Colorado) 25 Apr 1890, transcribed by J.S.
Joe Hemphill and Mr. Espey of Ohio County, Indiana, and Mr. Espey of the firm of Espey & Stewart of Trinidad, were in town yesterday looking up a location for a business opening. They were favorably impressed with Salida and may decide to establish themselves here.

CHINESE STUDENTS WILL HOLD SERVICES AT BUFFALO
H.P. Tsang and Johnson Kuo will conduct the services at the local church of Buffalo, Indiana, today. Mr. Tsang will give a lecture on "Conditions in China." Mr. Kuo came to Purdue this semester from Rensselaer Polytechincal Institute of New York, and Mr. Tsang is a member of the University debating team.
Purdue Exponent, Vol XXXIII, No 151, 19 Mar 1922

BRIDGEWATER
Miss Papsdorf who has been spending the past two weeks at the home of Rev. Irion, returned to her home at New Buffalo, Indiana, Wednesday.
Saline Observer, 31 May 1906

DR. BODLE APPOINTED FOR A SECOND TERM
State Veterinarian to Continue in His Present Capacity for the Next Two Years - Has the Support of Former Opponents
State Veterinarian H.G. Bodle, re-elected last week by the state livestock sanitary board to succeed himself after most satisfactory performing the duties of that important office during the past two years, has the distinction of holding state certificate No. 1 issued by the veterinarian medical examination board. He was the first veterinarian to take the examination required by law. Since 1904 he has practiced his profession in this state.

Dr. Bodle is a native of Ohio county, Indiana, but he spent his early boyhood days in Mason county, Illinois. When a young man he rode the range in the vast territory between the Missouri river to the Rocky mountnains[sic] and the Dakotas to the panhandle of Texas. the at was before there was a sign of a railroad in that vast range country; it was in the days when there was practically no settlement and nothing but the raw prairie where now large cities are thriving.

Had Wide Experience
Almost from the time State Veterinarian Bodle was old enough to saddle a horse he has been practicing his profession. For 21 years prior to coming to Idaho he made his headquarters at Kirksville, Mo., and was one of the most widely known veterinarians in the "Show Me" state. In 1904 he came to this state under contract to examine 1000 head of cattle in Owyhee county. He was impressed with the country's resources and climate with the result he came to Boise and decided to locate here.

After Governor Alexander was elected he cast about to select a new state veterinarian and from among the available candidates decided pm Dr. Bodle. The state livestock sanitary board formally elected him. Immediately after taking office the new state veterinarian was subjected to an attack on the part of graduate
veterinarians insisting that a state veterinarian should not be a non-graduate. State veterinarian Bodle was practicing his profession before a school of veterinary was thought of and was generally recognized as one of the most able veterinarians in the business.

The governor and the state board stood behind Dr. Bodle in this fight, refusing to reseind the commission they had issued to a
veterinarian of such good standing merely because he was not a graduate veterinarian. Dr. Bodle met the attacks smilingly and continued to expertly perform the duties of his office. Because of the excellence of his work, opposition to the appointment died down. On entering his second term the state veterinarian has the staunch support of many of those who were the most bitterly opposed to him when he was appointed. In other words State veterinarian has made decidedly good.

The state
veterinarian's department during the past two years has been conducted at less expense than during the preceding two years and the receipts have been greater. The state is practically free from stock disease. State veterinarian Bodle is working in cooperation with the bureau of animal industry of the United States government and has arranged for a campaign to open soon for the testing of all thoroughbred cattle and dairy herds together with hogs for tuberculosis for the purpose of stamping out any signs of that disease.
Evening Capital News, 1 Apr 1917 (Boise, Idaho) - transcribed by J.S.





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