Wednesday, April 8, 2015

News of October 1, 1908

Lawrence County News  October 1,1908

Helen, the eight year old daughter of John Hipsher died Friday morning after a brief illness.

The total enrollment of the grade schools of the city is now 515 with 97 in the primary department.  J. O. Smith is the superintendent. 

The first session of the Lawrence County Teachers Association for the current year was held in the school house in this city Saturday.  One hundred three teachers actually employed in the county were present, in addition to about twenty-five prospective teachers. 

J. D. Foster, E. W. Smith, and W. E. Dalrymple have formed a partnership under the firm name of the Lawrenceville Artificial Ice and Cold Storage Company.  They have placed an order for the necessary machinery and expect to have a plant in operation by the first of March. 

Republicans of Lawrence town held a meeting last Friday night to organize a Taft club, but only nine of the faithful were present and they adjourned without doing anything.  Tuesday night they took another hitch at it and succeeded in getting out 15 voters.  The club was then duly organized with Dr. C. P. Danks, president; C.H. Parriott, Vice President; J. H. Highsmith secretary  and J. P. Middagh treasurer.

Cary Quillen, who was shot by Tabor Atkins a week ago Sunday died at the Connett Sanitarium Saturday evening.  The body was sent to Celina, Ohio, for burial.  Atkins is in jail and will await the action of the grand jury.  Both men were drillers in the oil field and had been to Vincennes.  They were drinking and on their return to Lawrenceville, Quillen started south from the station and had gone only a short distance when he was heard to say “He has shot me.” Both men claim the shooting was accidental.

Friends to the number of 250 to 300 gathered at the home of Rev and Mrs. L W. Porter, Friday to spend the evening. It was in the nature of a farewell reception but was not confined to members of the Methodist church.  The ladies of the church served ice cream and cake and J. E. Homrighous made the presentation to the Rev. and Mrs. Porter of a set of hollow handle silver knives and forks with tea and tablespoons to match and also two elegant rockers as tokens of the high esteem in which they are held by the members of the church. The Rev. Porter and family left Saturday for Newton to being their work. 

Thanks to Flossie Price for this research.