Thursday, April 2, 2009

News From Providence 1914

News from Providence, Webster County, Kentucky as seen in the 15 January 1914 issue of the Henderson Gleaner.

Lewis Buckner, who was injured in the explosion at mine No. 3, at the same time Will Coleman was killed, and who had a narrow escape from death himself, is able to be out again.

Mr. John Mundo of Henderson is here assisting R.M. Brooks on the plumbing work of the Luton Hotel. Everything has been completed but the interior work of the new building and this is progressing rapidly.

Mr. W.M. Young, of near town, has been on the sick list for two weeks or more and his friends are growing uneasy about him. Mr. Young rarely misses a day in coming to town when he is well and his familiar figure is missed on the streets.

Mr. Willis M. Yarbrough, of this city, has purchased from the Powells a tract of 110 acres near Jericho in consideration of $2,200. The property is known as the John Broadus place.

The new Dreamland Theatre will be thrown open to the public Wednesday night. This new play house, built by A. Niswonger, especially for Hurley Bros., is one of the handsomest buildings of its kind in the state.

Mr. and Mrs. Percy D. Berry are moving into their beautiful new home on South Railroad street. Of all the new residences built in the city recently, this is one of the most modern and elegant.

Through his brother, D.L. Barnhill, of near town, the livery business of the late E.B. Barnhill, at Madisonville, was sold Saturday to Thos. H. Stone, of that place. This property is the W.A. Nisbet old stand.

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