Wednesday, October 14, 2015

News of Northern part of Lawrence County 1888


From the Robinson Constitution  Researched by D Foote

JULY 4, 1888
F.A. Adams, County Clerk and Gil P. Gordon, deputy, of Lawrenceville were in the city Saturday afternoon.

JULY 11, 1888
BASEBALL-Robinson's Nine crossed bats with the Wily Lawrencevillians and came off victorious. The ball game played by the whites of this city and the Lawrenceville Club, on the grounds of the latter July 4th, was the most exciting and closely contested of the season. The Lawrenceville's took the lead and held it until the end of the fourth inning, when our guys crowded to the front. The victory is attributed to the home run of Griggs in the 8th, and the excellent throw of Palmer in the 9th, thrown from right field and cutting off a man at the plate. Final score was 17 to 16. Lawrenceville players were Ryan, P; Crampton, CF; Sandiford RF; Gosnell 1b; Robinson 2b; Watts ss; Stinger 3b; Carr C; Wharf, Lf.  There were about 5,000 people who witnessed the game.

JULY 28, 1888
A.L. Maxwell (of Honey Creek) moved his threshing machine to Allison Prairie Tuesday, to begin work.

AUGUST 1, 1888
John A. Mickey, from the vicinity of Russellville was in the city yesterday.

AUGUST 8, 1888
Grandma Wynn, near Greenhill was buried last Monday. She was the widow of Dr. Wynn, who in his time practiced medicine in this and Lawrence County.

AUGUST 15, 1888
The Lawrenceville boys came up yesterday afternoon and played ball with our boys, in the seventh inning a question was raised by one of the home nine as to a decision of the umpire, when the game ended, the score stood 14 to 2 in favor of the visitors.

AUGUST 29, 1888
Tom C. Davis of Bird Station was in the city Monday and Tuesday.
The GAR reunion which was held at Birds the past week was not so well attended as usual, we understand.

SEPTEMBER 5, 1888
David A. Watts, of Chauncey, Lawrence County, was in the city a couple of days last week, having brought his daughter to be examined for a first grade certificate. (teacher’s certificate)

SEPTEMBER 19, 1888
Miss Mattie Reynolds (Flat Rock) has accepted a position as clerk in the dry goods store of Regan & Co, at Birds.

OCTOBER 3, 1888
There will be a grand Democratic rally at Bird Station on Saturday October 13; the following galaxy of speakers will address the people on that occasion. Hon Geo. W. Fifthian, Democratic nominee for Representative in Congress, Hon C.C. Boggs, Hon Jas S. Pritchett, of Vincennes, Indiana, and Mr. P.G. Bradberry of this city. Speaking all day and night.

OCTOBER 10, 1888
The wife of Marion Highsmith, living west of the Embarras River, near Charlottsville died Monday of typhoid fever and was buried at Good Hope, Tuesday of last week.
A Mr. Bell, was here (Flat Rock) a few days ago looking for a location for a livery stable.

OCTOBER 24, 1888
James Truitt, of Russellville was in the city Monday.

NOVEMBER 14, 1888
A wagon load of men from these parts (Honey Creek Tp) went to Allison Prairie to husk corn.

NOVEMBER 21, 1888
Mr. John A. Poindexter of Sumner was in the city Saturday on legal business.

NOVEMBER 28, 1888
J.M. Hamilton, editor of the Sumner Press, was called to the bedside of his brother at Porterville on last Friday who was severely injured at the G.O.P. ratification at that place.

DECEMBER 5, 1888
Joseph Hiskey of Lawrenceville was in this neighborhood last week buying apples. As farmers had their apples stored away, they refused to take the price of 35 cents. He succeeded in buying but a few.
John R. Shaw, of Flat Rock, was in this city yesterday and called to have some advertising done. Mr. Shaw is buying corn at Palestine, and also at Pinkstaff Station in Lawrence County.

DECEMBER 12, 1888
James K. Dickerson of Lawrenceville, one of the jolliest and cleverest men and best Democrats on earth, was interviewing the boys at the court house Thursday in the interest of the John Morris Co., of Chicago.

DECEMBER 19, 1888
School Census  June 30, 1888, Lawrence County, 7,020 pupils under age 21 years.