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Title: Moultrie County
Newspapers: 1900

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Decatur Daily Review, May 18, 1900


Mrs. Walter Martin and children visited Uncle Amos Martin and family here over Sunday.

Miss Josie Baker and Orie MrGuire of Arthur visited in Cadwell Sunday evening.

Rev. Mr. Stevenson of Lovington held quarterly meeting here Sunday morning.

While Lawrence Bruckner, the grain buyer, was trimming his toe nails Sunday morning, he severed an artery in some way with his knife. The wound was quite a severe one and medical aid had to he summoned.

Mr. and Mrs. Jim McGuire returned to their home in Armington after a week's visit here.

Grandpapa Camphell fell and broke his leg just below the hip joint one day last week. Dr. Hoover of Lovington set the broken member but owing to his age fears are entertained for his recovery, he being in his ninety-third year.

Charlotte Baker of Sullivan was the guest of Frank Kelly's family over Sunday.

Grandma Richey is in very poor health.

Mr. and Mrs. Lindsey of Sullivan visted their son George and family over Sunday here.

Rev. Bingaman of Laplace gave a lecture on his travels in Palestine Saturday night at the Minor school house to a well filled house. He also preached Sunday morning and evening and was given a good hearing.

A Sunday school was organized at the Minor school house Sunday with Rev. Powel superintendent, Rev. Turner assistant superintendent, Miss Emma Williams secratary, Miss Mary Richey librarian, David Richey treasurer. The hour for Sunday school to meet is 10 a.m.

Miss Glorious and Mr. and Mrs. Marion Mattox visited with Mrs. John Mattox near Sullivan Sunday.

May 17.

Dalton City Echo, July 27 1900

Mrs. S.C. (sic: should be C.S., for Charles Salvanis) Millsap and two small children went to Findlay last Thursday to spend a few days visiting friends. Friday morning her little son, aged two years, accidentally fell in a cistern and when discovered by its mother was dead. The child had been out of sight only five minutes. The little one was interred in the cemetery near Findlay Saturday afternoon before the father, who works for Julius Bicknell, received notice of its death. A telephone message was sent Friday morning but for some unexplainable reason did not reach Mr. Millsap until Saturday noon. Mr. and Mrs. Millsap have resided on J. Bicknell's farm north of town about one year. They came from Shelby county.

Decatur Daily Review, December 8, 1900

New Coal Shaft

Lovington Reporter: Work on the prospective coal shaft goes steadily on. Yesterday afternoon the drill was down 720 feet and the work will continue until they get down 1000 if a paying vein is not struck in the meantime. The promoters are still sanguine of success and the farther down the hole gets the more intense is the interest in the project. Several light veins of coal have been struck. These have ranged in thickness from four to twenty-five inches. At the depth of 550 a strong vein of salt was struck and salt water pushed out of the hole for several hours. A pint of the water was boiled down and several tablespoonsful of salt was obtained The cores are all being preserved and when the work is completed we will know just what kind of foundation we are resting upon.