Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Christian Church of Lawrenceville and Warner Estate

JANUARY 15, 1896
Noah M. Tohill is a candidate for the Republican nomination for States Attorney in Lawrence county. George Hoffman of the Lawrenceville News is also a candidate.
The new $12,000 Christian church at Lawrenceville will be dedicated by the Rev. W.F. Black on the first Sunday in February.
There have been several houses broken into here this winter and some goods stolen, but our neighboring town of Birds is still ahead. Last Wednesday a young man from Bridgeport came to that place and stole a girl about seventeen years old and up to Monday night they have not been heard from.
Ira York went to Chauncey, Lawrence county, last Friday to stay the remainder of the winter with his brother John. (ED Note:  Chauncey being that much farther south than Robinson must have been warmer?)
JANUARY 22, 1896
James Redmond, Charles Yocum and Sam Chandellor of Vincennes, were arrested in that city last Thursday upon indictments returned by the grand jury over complicity in the murder of Moses Latta, a young farmer of Lawrence county in Vincennes last May.
Dr. Burn Stephens, of Lawrenceville did dental work at Flat Rock Tuesday.

J.D. Marshall, who has been clerking for Bunn & Co., of Sumner, Ill., is moving back to the farm in Hardinsville.
FEBRUARY 5, 1896
Last Sunday was a red letter day in the history of the Christian Church of Lawrenceville. Their new $12,000 edifice was dedicated by Eld. W.F. Black of Chicago, one of the ablest pulpit orators in the state, Eld. J.J. Lockett, a former pastor of the church in this city, is the pastor.
From the Lawrenceville Republican we get the following description of the building: The church is a pressed brick veneer building, with stone and terra cotta trimming. It has a seating capacity of 600, including the Sunday school room, which is divided from the auditorium by a large twenty-four foot rolling partition. Connected with these two large rooms are two dressing rooms, and the pastor's study. Under the pulpit is the baptistry. In the basement is one large furnace which heats the building. There are two front entrances with large double doors beautifully designed. The most attractive feature is the elegantly finished steeple, the gilded vane catching the breeze 100 feet from the ground. The roofing is slate and the cornice and trimming of the roof galvanized iron. There is nothing prettier on the interior of the building than the steel ceiling. The seats are circular in form and are of neat pattern.
FEBRUARY 12, 1896
J. Edwin Black, of Bridgeport, made a voluntary assignment on Wednesday, naming Frank C. Meserve as assignee. For some time Mr. Black has been bravely battling to meet his obligations, but close times and depreciation in values have rendered his efforts futile. He has dealt considerably in fine stock, especially fine sheep and horses, and all this became comparatively worthless property upon his hands. Mr. Black is one of the best known men in the county, and is in fact quite well known in the state, having served two terms in the Legislature. As shown by the inventory the assets amount to $12,536.20 while his indebtedness aggregates the sum of $10,928.47. Everything except the household stuff is turned over to the assignee. The farm of 300 acres is a valuable one and in good repair. It is thought the property is sufficient to pay the indebtedness in full.
FEBRUARY 19, 1896
Hiram Highsmith went to Lawrence county yesterday to see about loading two cars of stock for the Buffalo market.
FEBRUARY 26, 1896
LAWRENCEVILLE NEWS: The partition of the lands of J.W. Warner occurred at this term of our circuit court; the estate consisted of 1,190 acres lying in the Bond and Petty and after the assignment of dower and homestead to the widow, the balance was divided among the heirs, James Warner, Mrs. Sam Longnecker, Elmer Warner and two grandchildren named Bennett. The land was estimated to be worth about $40,000. Wm. Miles, T.M. Calvert and A.J. Gray were the commissioners and J.C. Maxwell of Robinson, the attorney, to whom an attorney fee of $1,300 was allowed.