TRANSCRIBED BY : TINA EASLEY

3/4/2007

tina@grnco.net

http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ar/county/greene/

FROM THE DAILY SOLIPHONE

APRIL 3, 1902

CHIEF EAVENSON OF THE VOLUNTEER FIRE CO. RECEIVED A FEW DAYS SINCE FROM THE PEKIN STAVE AND MANUFACTURING CO. A CHECK FOR $25.OO AS AN AWARD FOR THE SPLENDID SERVICE PERVICE PERFORMED BY THE BOYS DURING THE PROGRESS OF THE RECENT FIRE , WHICH WIPED OUT THE STAVE PLANT.

THE FIRE LADDIES FAILED TO SAVE THE STAVE MILL , BUT SEVERAL THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS WORTH OF TIMBER AND MATERIAL WERE SAVED BY HEROIC WORK.

AT A MEETING OF THE FIRE COMPANY MONDAY NIGHT CHIEF EAVENSON DISTRIBUTED THE DONATION AMONG THE BOYS , WHO VOTED A CARD OF THANKS TO THE PEKIN PEOPLE FOR THE GENEROUS DONATION.