VERMILLION COUNTY, INDIANA
Clinton, IN. Sept. 10,1898.
Dr. John H. Bogart, hat at the request of
the heirs, been appointed as administrator of the estate of ex-Governor
Matthews and qualified as such today. Mr. Bogart has for many years been
the confidential friend of the family, and during the Matthew’s
administration was treasurer of the Soldier’s And Sailor’s Orphan’s Home.
Governor Matthews left no will.
Clinton, Ind.. Sept. 29.—The campaign in Vermillion county is now fairly
on, and the indications were never more favorable for a Republican
victory. There Is perfect harmony in the ranks, while there is a factional
fight In the Democratic camp. The temperance element of the free-silver
forces is In revolt against Frank Slater, the Democratic nominee for
sheriff, who Is an ex-saloon keeper, and was nominated at the command of
Morgan J. Tucker, saloon Keeper and Democratic county boss. Slater wag run
in as a "dark horse," and the candidates declare his nomination was
secured by treachery. Two of the leading Democrats of the county who were
slaughtered In the convention are out working for the defeat of the entire
Democratic ticket. The Populists cut practically no figure in Vermillion
county politics, but the temperance element will go to the Republican
party. The feeling against Congressman Paris, of this (the Fifth)
district, has almost subsided, and it is almost certain he will receive
the undivided Republican vote of the county. Samuel Hamill, the Democratic
candidate, is making his canvass, but at every appointment is greeted with
discouragingly small audiences.
Source: Indiana Journal Oct 5, 1898
Clinton IN- September 10-Dr John H. Bogart has, at the request of the
heirs, been appointed as administrator of the estate of ex-Governor
Matthews and qualified as such today. Mr. Bogart has or years been
confidential friend of the family, and during the Matthews administration
was treasurer of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Orphans' Home. Governor
Matthews left no will.
Submitted by Desiree Burrell Rodcay
From the "Indiana State Journal" dated September 14, 1898
A LIST OF LETTERS
remaining in the Post Office at Newport, Vermillion county, Indiana, on
the 31st of December 1826 - which if not taken out within three months
will be sen to the General Post Office as dead letters.
C - Caldwell Saml, M Cotrelle John, Coleman, Isaac
D - Daggot, Jacob
F - Fielder, Enis, Fielder, Rentald, Frasier, David
H - Hendrix, John, Haworth, James, Hubbard, N & C
L - Ludwick, Ludlow
M - Mankins, John
R - Randale, Jasper
S - Straby, Charles
W - Woles, Wm, Wheler, Jesse
V - Vance, John W, Vance, Moses B
Z - Zabrisky, Christian
John Collett, P.M.
The Western Register and Terra Haute Advertiser, Vol 3, No 49, Terre
Haute, Vigo County, 14 Feb 1827
On the 12th day of October 1829, Thomas Hughes, of the county of Loudoun,
Virginia, put into the post office at Leesburg, in said county and state,
a letter directed to "Constantine Hughes, Perrysville, Vermillion county,
Indiana; enclosing one note on the Bank of the United States, payable to
its branch at Norfolk, for one hundred dollars; letter E, No 46, date not
recollected; And the right hand halves of four other notes on the Bank of
the United States, of the following amount and description--one for one
hundred dollars payable at the branch at New Orleans, letter E No 1150,
dated the 1st day of January 1825--one for one hundred dollars payable at
the same branch, letter D, No 167, dated the 5th day of April 1817--one
for twenty dollars, payable at the branch of Richmond, letter E No 616,
dated the 7th day of May 1817--and one for five dollars, No 3860, dated
Lexington, 7th January 1828.--Which letter, with the notes
aforesaid, never came to hand, but was stolen, lost or destroyed.
The subscriber will give the above reward for such information as will
lead to the recovery of said notes. CONSTANTINE HUGHES, Vermillion county,
Inda, Apr 25, June 25, 1831 25 3 mo.
Genius of Liberty, Vol 15, No 26, 2 Jul 1831
Will be paid for the apprehension and delivery of my man LEWIS to me at my
residence in Limestone county, Alabama; or $100 dollars, secured in any
jail in the United States, so that I get him again. He is about 25 years
old, of a mullatto color, bushy head, has a cut across one of his hands,
(not recollected which,) that causes one finger to be a little stiff, and
is about 5 feet 10 inches high. He was lately apprehended and put in jail
in Vermillions county, Indiana, but was released before I could get him.
Information to get given to me by letter, directed to Athens, Alabama.
SAM'L D. WHITE,September 20, 1831--35-3m
Western Sun & General Advertiser, Vol 25, No 38, Vincennes, Knox
County, 11 Oct 1834
Daily Tribune (Terre Haute, Vigo County, IN) 16 Nov 1914 -
transcribed by J.S.
LOCAL RECRUITING STATION SENDS MANY MEN TO ARMY
Terre Haute, Although Smallest of 54 Districts in United States, Ranks
Out of fifty-four recruiting districts in the United States, Terre Haute,
which is the smallest of any of the stations, ranks sixteenth, accending
to the report recently issued by the adjutant general of the army. During
the past week twenty two men have enlisted at the local station. Three of
these men have seen service in the navy before their enlistment and three
of thm[sic] re-enlisted. The men are:
Thomas McKown has served four years in the navy and was discharged from
the Philadelphia December 18, 1909.
John F. Grass, Decatur, Ill, coast artillery; Grass has served four years
in the navy and was discharged from the Arkansas October 23, 1913.
Robert F. Ponton, Vermillion county, Indiana, cavalary; Ponton has served
four years in the navy and was discharged from the receiving ship at
Norfolk, Va, July 1, 1913.
James E. Blackburn, Sullivan, Tenn, field artillery; Blackburn has served
three years in Battery C, Second field artillery, and was discharged, as a
first-class gunner August 24, 1914.
Marshall Johnson, Terre Haute, , coast artillery; Johnson has served three
years with Company L, Seventh infantry, and was discharged May 24, 1914.
Elvy Henis, Evansville, Ind, coast artillery; Henis has served six years
as a member of the One Hundred and Nineteenth company, coast artillery,
and was discharged October 13, 1914.
John Horan, Poughkeepsie, NY, cavalary.
Charles P. Mullen, 941 South Twenty-fifth street, Terre Haute, infantry.
Clarence Dunn, Washington DC, infantry.
Charles C. Wheeler, Galesburg, Ill, infantry.
Lenzy Pruitt, Breckenridge, KY, field artillery.
Berlyn Marvin, Springfield, MO, field artillery.
Guy B Deep, Lexington, KY, coast artillery.
Lester C. Morris, Amboy, MInn, field artillery.
Noah A Long, Carroll county, Indiana., cavalry.
John H Frankling, Campbellville, Ky, infantry.
Silas Parks, Chrisman, Ill, cavalry.
Harry L Delmore, Portsmouth, O, coast artillery. Walter Safford, Terre
Haute, coast artillery, and
Robert E Albin, Terre Haute, field artillery.