Friday, October 3, 2014

News Happening Locally on October 3 Through Out the Years


October 3, 1907 Lawrence County News Joseph Tougaw and son, Lewis of north of St. Francisville have leased their farm of 345 acres for nearly $25,000 to the Ohio Oil Company.

Sheriff Vandament and Deputy Cochran went to Bridgeport Tuesday with a search warrant. They found about 5000 poker chips, roulette wheel and table, poker tables, crap tables etc. but there were no attendants and the owner seems to be unknown. The outfit was brought to the County jail.

Lawrenceville is to have natural gas. The City Council granted a franchise to A. L. Maxwell, Tuesday night. The franchise calls for a maximum rate of $.25 for three years, $.27 for the next three years, and $.30 for the remainder of the term of the franchise. Maxwell will begin work in 30 days and have it ready for use in four months.

October 3, 1912 G.H. Couchman, who was recently admitted to the bar of Illinois, has decided to locate in Lawrenceville for the practice of law. He will move here as soon as he can secure a house.

Only one case of diphtheria has been reported to the Board of Health the past week; that of Roy, 10-year-old son of Charles Crouch on the Robinson farm northeast of town. The quarantines at the Tate and Culp houses have been raised.

The confirmation of the assessment roll for the paving of Adams and 15th streets came up in County court and a jury was called to hear the evidence and inspect the property. The Big Four Railroad objected to the paving and the jury returned a verdict fixing the benefits to $923. The company's part of the paving expenses shown by the assessment roll was $2967.91, hence the paving project will be abandoned for the time being.

October 3, 1957 Sue McKim, Emma Lou Griggs, Sandra Fisher, and Kay Davis are candidates for the Kiwanis Pancake Day Queen.

Truman Malone, 45, of Bridgeport was killed Monday, when a truck backed over him while he was working on the State Street construction job in Lawrenceville.