Monday, May 13, 2013

Baby Found Wrapped in Apron and Other News in May 1900

May 13 1909 Lawrence County News
Men are engaged in excavating for the new Post Office building this week. Kyger Bros have opened a new grocery on Market Street, just South of the schoolhouse.

C. C. Carr is moving his residence on Market Street to the South part of the lot and will erect a two-story brick business building where the house now stands.  The building will be 40 x 110' with basement.

John P. Moore, aged about 70 years, died at his home northeast of the city Tuesday. The funeral service was held at the Dunkard Church near Centerville.

The contract for paving Market Street was let by the City Council, Tuesday afternoon, to Kirkpatrick Bros of Greenfield, Indiana four $1837.55 – nearly $3000 less than the estimated cost. 14 bids were submitted.

The Horrall Hardware company has rented the Carson building formally occupied by Couch Bros, and will open up about June 1, with a complete stock of hardware. The company is incorporated and operates a store in Bridgeport and one in Olney. H. C. Horrall will have the charge of the business in the city.

Saturday morning, while plowing on the farm of his grandmother, Mrs. Margaret Coulter, in Petty town, Leslie Wingert  unearthed the body of a newly born baby boy. The body was wrapped in a gingham apron and had a red handkerchief tied around its neck with which it was presumably choked to death. The body was laid on the ground nearest a stump  and Coroner Black was called, but before he arrived the dogs had so mutilated the body that it was impossible to even guess the age of the infant.

At the meeting of the Board of Education, Tuesday evening, positions in the city schools were tendered to the following teachers: Central School No. 1, Miss Sonner $45;No. 2, Isabel Pomeroy, $42.50; No.3 Perniea Stine, $42.50; No. 4 Alice Flint, $40; No. 5, Mada Jerauld, $7.50;No. 6, Edith Crebbs, $50; No. 7 Lulu Bunn.