Friday, April 10, 2015

Sumner, Bond and Allison News 1903

Lawrenceville Republican Thursday January 15, 1903

Sumner News

  • Henry Hazelton returned from Chicago Friday after disposing of three car loads of stock. 
  • Coal is getting scarce in Sumner.  The Globe Mills have been compelled to burn wood the past week.  Both of our coal dealers have orders but for some cause or other, are unable to get coal. 
  • W.  S. Hoopes has resigned his position as clerk at Thomas F Hoopes’ Store and is going into the insurance business.  He had fitted up a suite of rooms upstairs in the Westall building where he will be found always ready to “write up” for those wanting insurance. 
  • Captain E C Davis, an old and respected veteran of the Civil War, died at his family residence in this city Tuesday morning at 8 o’clock. Cap, as he was generally called, was about 71 years old and has been in very poor health for several weeks.  He leaves a wife and two daughters, Mrs. Lewis Hennon, of Vincennes, and Mrs. Sherman Jones of this city.  (Sumner)

Bond Twp News: 

  • Nearly every school in Bond township has been dismissed on account of small pox. One or two cases are reported in Pinkstaff. Flat Rock would not have the Birds smallpox; they thought it was not pure so they had some imported from Chicago. 

 Allison News: 

  • The merry music of the sleigh bells was heard on the Allison Prairie Sunday and Monday.  
  • Several of the farmers on the Prairie are marketing their corn at 40 cents per bushel at Vincennes.
  • Dr. A J Meskimen had his buggy demolished Sunday by Glen Boles’ horse becoming frightened and running into it.  
  • W.E. Gerhart, traveling salesman for Golden West Celery & Produce Co, spent a few days with relatives on the Prairie last week. 

Obit:  After several months illness of consumption,  Knox Lanterman died Sunday noon at age 47.  A short funeral service was held at the house Tuesday morning conducted by Rev. A. Litherland assisted by Rev P. C. Carlin. Interment was made at White House Cemetery. 

Thanks to D Allen for this research.

Saturday afternoon Lawrenceville will host a car show on the square.  The museum will be open in the afternoon so after you walk around and look at the cars, stop and visit with us....or buy a book.  Mother's Day is coming and you know your mom or aunt would just love a copy of Lawrence Lore!