Monday, June 22, 2015

1900 News: Republicans, Shroyer Obit , Barnes Biography, Stout Sale

January 25, 1900 Lawrenceville Republican

1900 Ad for M W Curry
Republicans met in Office of Tohill and Kingsbury, January 25, 1900. Names mentioned in the article included E S Kingsbury of Lawrence, J I Wagner of Christy, J A White of Lukin, John H Stoltz of Petty, T C Cochran of Bond, Arthur Johnson of Allison, J C Stewart of Bridgeport, J E Denison and J F Snyder of Denison, H W Allison of Russell, P W Barnes, A N Goodman, and Dr. Z D French.

West Side Groceries by Ed Tracy was located on the West side of the square and advertised in the newspaper.  

Mr. Bowman of Pisgah was driving a fine team of mules. ( Ed:  He obviously didn't know how many deaths were caused by mules.....)

Oliver Jones has a new girl; also Jim Pinkstaff a new boy, all are doing well. John E Martin family welcomes the arrival of a 7 pound girl.

The Hub factory is shipping the seasoned hubs of last year's make to make room for this winter's output. They have built a new shed 40 x 150 in addition to the occupied one last year.

Mount Zion News:  Jessie, the little child of Grant Williams got a finger severely mashed in a sausage mill Thursday. From Bridgeport Capt. Gillespie says he got seasick working on a dredge boat.

The editor said “How easy farmers are going to pay their taxes this year – – $4.20 per hundred for hogs.”

Bridgeport:  Seed Brothers purchased the two-story frame business house on W. Main St. of Mrs. Ann Milburn and will probably move it in between their store and the Commercial hotel.

Obit:  Charley Shroyer was born February 20, 1882, died January 7, 1900 age 17 years 10 months 17 days. A noble career was cut short in his death.  Kind and obedient to his parents and just, tender and obliging to his brothers and sisters as well as his associates, it is not strange that his friends were many and tenderly attached. The funeral services were held at the Free Methodist Church at St. Francisville January 8, 1900 and the remains were laid to rest in the cemetery in St. Francisville. (By 1976 when Irene Black read the St Francisville Cemetery, no tombstone marked his grave.)

P W Barnes
Judge PW Barnes announced his candidacy for legislature. He was raised on a farm in Petty Township, attended school in Leech district, then Olney High School, and afterwards graduated from the Law School of Bloomington. Upon his return to Lawrence County he was elected County judge. After four years’ service the people honored him with reelection.  Through his acquaintances made at school, he became interested in state politics. He acted as chairman of the 19th Congressional Committee eight years and was then a member of the State Republican Committee. He was known and counseled by the influential Republicans all over the state.

On the North side of the square Mrs. TB Huffman offered two office rooms -a suite upstairs -also a store room.


Geo. Stout, offered his farm of 200 acres situated three miles southwest of Chauncey for sale.  It was said to be one of the best stock farms in this section of the state.  It was situated on Pargin Slough and had LIVING WATER accessible to every field.  The farm was in a high state of cultivation.  A fine orchard, wells, sheep and cattle sheds, good two story dwelling, barn, well, fences and other improvements made this a most desirable place. According to his ad in the Lawrenceville Republican Jan 25, 1900, there was also 30 acres of White Oak timber within easy reach of the farm.