White River Standard
Bedford, Indiana
January 19, 1854

[NOTE: The items below were abstracted by Randi Richardson from a microfilm image of the original available at the Lawrence County History Center. Unfortunately, the microfilm reader/printer would not print, the abstractions were done by hand and then typed. The masthead of this paper noted the date as January 13.]

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J. A. Underwood's tin shop and Job Clark's hat shop on the north side of the square were destroyed by fire on Saturday morning. Also a vacant, 2-story building owned by Julius Sues and the restaurant he owned next door as well as a shoe shop owned by Oliver McLahlan.

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Catherine Leach died January 14, 1854, from a complication of scarlet and lung or winter fever, infant daughter of M. W. and Caroline Leach.


John Henson, Sr., died last Friday, age about 60 [difficult to read], of winter fever. He was an eccentric character.

Typed and donated by Randi Richardson.