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The 1923 Graphic

Compiled and Edited by Virginia Ross

Stronghurst Graphic, Sept. 20, 1923

MUSICIANS WIN FROM MERCHANTS: The band boys retrieved some of their reputation as baseball players lost in the Labor Day game when they were defeated by the businessmenís team.  The crowd was not as large but displayed keen interest in the game.  Real ball was played by both sides during the first four innings with neither side scoring.  Then in the 5th inning some well placed hits coupled with some fielding errors by the musicians enabled the four runs to be scored by the businessmen.  The band came back and by the 8th inning the score was 6 to four in favor of the merchants.  Their manager, Curtis evidently thought he could afford to take the chance of putting in raw substitutes on the businessmenís team and sent in E. R. Grandy, W. C. Ivins, H. M. Lovitt and A. H. Kershaw.  This proved to be disastrous as the musicians scored two runs in the eighth and two runs in the ninth winning the game.  As the matter now stands, it seems that a third game will be necessary to decide the issue. 

FOUND A BETTER WAY:  Monmouthís Fall Festival will be financed without questionable methods.  The drive for the $1,000 needed to avoid a questionable lottery was supplanted by a subscription raised by the preachers. 

WEDDING BELLS-PAINTER & MILLIGAN: The marriage of Joe Painter, son of County Treasurer F. E. Painter and wife of Terre Haute to Miss Theo. Milligan of Gladstone was solemnized in a pretty house wedding at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Calvert Bigger, sister of the bride.  The ceremony was performed by Elder W. H. Cross of the Stronghurst Christian Church.  The bride was prettily attired in a brown traveling costume with hat and shoes to match.  Following the ceremony a delicious wedding luncheon was served by the hostess.    The bride is an attractive and cultured young lady and has been employed in the Gladstone State Bank for some time.  The groom is has been successfully conducting operations on his fatherís farm near Terre Haute for the past year or two. 

THE BATTLE ROYALE: Mrs. A. L. Beaver, who lives on south Broadway, heard a disturbance in her chicken yard one day this week and went out to investigate the cause.  There seemed to be nothing wrong and she started to return to the house.  Her path led by a peach tree in the yard and she noticed several green peaches lying on the ground.  Thinking this rather unusual, she glanced up at the tree and discovered a good sized ground hog ensconced in the branches.  Seizing an old pitch fork which chanced to be handy, she made a thrust at Mr. ground hog and succeeded in impaling him upon the tines.  The jab, however, did not have sufficient force to reach a vital spot in the animalís anatomy and he began to do some tail squirming.  Not willing to give up the battle and not knowing what further course to pursue, Mrs. Beaver decided to call for help.  Her cries soon brought her neighbor, Mrs. Mary Dixson, to the scene and a man who chanced to be passing on the street also stopped to investigate the cause of the commotion.  Then, while Mrs. Beaver pluckily held the intruder on the tines of the pitchfork, he was soon dispatched by a few blows on the head from a hammer which had been procured by the assisting forces.