Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Birds Review and other News 1880's

Robinson Constitution ( Researched by D Foote)

JANUARY 16, 1886-From Birds
Sherman Mullins, the young man who was accidentally shot last Wednesday morning died the same day. This should be a warning to the boys here to quit snapping revolvers at each other.
Flem Glass is still erecting that new house in town.

MARCH 5, 1884
Lawrence County has not a bank within its borders, except sand banks. (Ed Note: That can’t be true; must be just a cheap shot from the Robinson editor…..)
A young druggist by the name of Frazier, of Bridgeport, was last week burned to death by the explosion of a coal oil lamp.

MAY 6, 1887
The Sumner Press reached this office last week, in large from a seven-column folio to a six quarter, same size of the Constitution. The Press is a first-class newspaper and worthy the liberal patronage it seems to enjoy from the people of Lawrence County.Will R. Carlton, the talented young editor of The Sumner Press, in company with Mr. Christy, a prominent business man of Sumner, were in the city Friday.
Miss Nancy Hunt, from near Birds, visited this vicinity the greater part of last week.
W.H. Huddleston shipped his billiard and pool tables to Lawrenceville, Monday, where he will open up a hall.
Mrs. Malinda Heath, wife of Renick Heath died at the residence of Ben R. Fisher in Russellville, Monday, April 25, after a lingering illness of four weeks duration. Mrs. Heath was born in North Carolina, December 22, 1805, and came with her father to Illinois, when quite young. She was married to Mr. Heath, January 8, 1827, and after over sixty years of married life, death, the great destroyer, has parted them. Her remains were buried in the Baker graveyard, on the old home farm near Heathsville. A very large crowd of relatives and friends, were there to pay their last tribute of love and respect to the departed, who is now at rest.

MAY 11, 1887
The Birds Review, a little paper which has been published for a year or more in the swamps of Jasper county, suspended publication a few days ago.-Greenup Times. 
 The Review was published in Crawford County. Jasper County has no use for such papers since the death of The Industrial Globe.-Newton Press
 The Review was published in Lawrence County, and there's no use of the Press trying to party it off on Crawford County.

MAY 25, 1887
Sheriff Gowen, of Lawrence county and City Marshal Fyffe, of Lawrenceville were in the city Monday forenoon looking for a man.

JUNE 8, 1887
Will R. Carlton, senior editor of the Sumner Press, was the license candidate for Mayor of that city, at the recent election and was defeated. He certainly knows how it feels to "go up Salt River."
R.W. Cullom, of Sumner, was in the city Monday.
Sumner voted "no sap" at the late election, this leaves Lawrenceville the only town in Lawrence county that has saloons.

JUNE 22, 1887
Seth B. Rowland, a Lawrenceville lawyer, was in the city last Friday.

JUNE 29, 1887
The Lawrenceville Republican is after the village dads of that place with a long pole, and asks them, among other things to "confine the hogs."