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 1890 Parke County Indiana Newspaper Items

These extracted items from various newspapers from Parke and surrounding counties.  Most of these have been contributed by volunteers.  If you have access to an old newspaper and would like to share something, please contact James D. VanDerMark

 Rockville Republican, December 17, 1890


  • The new bell for the Baptist Church was shipped nearly two weeks ago. It weighs 406 pounds and was made in Baltimore. As soon as received it will be placed in the tower in the church. 

  • John McMurtry, of Marshall, brought to this office a sample of beet sugar made in Nebraska. It was white as the best granulated sugar and as sweet. The human stomach that will not retain such sugar is in bad shape truly. The truth is, there is no better sugar that beet sugar. 

  • Howard Bryant was able to get up town last week. He was on crutches and is terribly emaciated from his recent sickness.