Curious Proceeding. Mrs. Olmsted, who
was recently sentenced to two years imprisonment in the
penitentiary at Alton, for the murder or her daughter, by starvation,
when taken to the prison, was refused to be received by the warden. No
reason is stated for the proceeding. She is now at her father's house,
in Cumberland County, Illinois
April 30, 1853
David Phillip's had an accident Monday last at Mattison's new steam
mill. The back part of the saw, while in motion, came in contact with
his foot and amputated several of his toes
Died. Mr. White, on Monday morning the 25th inst., about one-half mile
north of Greenup. Mr. White was about 30 years old.
Died. Mr. R. Williams, died on Tuesday the 26th inst., near this place
of fever. Mr. R. Williams was in the 20th year of his life.
Died. Sarah, wife of Simpson Kimrey, died on the 23rd inst., of
consumption and dropsy. Sarah was 23 years old.
Died. Catherine, consort of George Wisely, died on April 26th, 2 miles
west of Greenup of congestive chills. Catherine was 27 years old.
Died: on the 16th of consumption, Sarah Svega, age 70 years
Is hereby given that by virtue of an order of the Jasper County Circuit
Court made at the March term thereof 1855, the undersigned
conservator of Caroline Mock, will offer for sale at the door of the
court house in ... Newton, Jasper County, June 16th, 1855...the
following described real estate lying in the Jasper County, to wit: the
NWQ of the NWQ, Sec. 22, T6N, R10 E and the part of the E. 1/2 of the
NEQ of Sec. 20, T6N, R 10 E, containing 19.75 acres and the
undivided fourth SEQ of Sec, 9 same town and range, containing 22.56
acres, described thus: commencing at the NE corner of Sec. 20, same
town and range running west 62 polls, 12 links, then south 48 polls, 11
links, thence east 74 polls, 9 links, thence north 48 polls, 11 to the
place of beginning; the last described tracts will be sold subject to
the dower interest of Catherine Mock. Said premises will be sold on a
credit of six and twelve months to the highest bidder by the purchaser
giving notes with approved security and a mortgage on the premise for
the purchased money. May 1-6 W Robt C. Jones,
Francis Fuller vs Edmund Akins
.......to forclose mortgate....described to wit. SW 1/4, NW 1/4
of Section 8. Township 6 North, Range 8 East, County of Jasper,
to be held in Newton.... W. H.Wade
...in the County of Cumberland, State of Illinois Court on the 3rd
Monday of June.... Estate of John Jackson, deceased...... Abraham
Local Agents for the Cumberland Tribune:
M.S. Durham, Terre Haute
T.B. Long, Terre Haute
Jos. Morgan, Cumberland
Lindsay McKeen, Martinsville
D.T. Wisner, Woodbury
A.B. Kagey, Ewington
H.H. Nuels, Teutopoles
J.C. Defbaugh, Freemanton, Ill.
D.G. Mark, Hutsville, Ill.
A.M. Peterson, Newton, Ill.
Addison Harrison, Rose Hills, Jasper
Dr. J.M Barlow, Bellair, Ill.
B.F. Leamon, Round Praires, Jasper
Wm. Hutson, Hidalgo P.O.
Administrator's Notice.....I shall offer for sale the personal property
of Emilo Matteson at my residence in Greenup, Illinois, the 21st of
May, 1 P.M. To wit carriage, two-horse wagon, odd-n-ends, keg of
nails. G.W. Matteson, Adm'r
Notice Especial....for subscriptions...or job work, in Cumberland
County, will find their accounts in the hands of J.H. Williams, Esq.
All who settle soon will save costs. N. Willard
Last Appeal. Ed Talbott, would respectfully call on those indebted to
Administrator's Notice....Estate of J.D. Gardner, dec'd, late of
Cumberland County will offer for sale at the store door of P.
Welshimer and Niswanger in the town of Greenup on the 15th June 1853
between 10 o'clock A.M. and 4 o'clock P.M. on said day. The following
R.E., viz: 30 acres of the North end of the West 1/2 of the North West
1/4 of Section 10, T9N, R9E, on a credit of 6 months by purchaser.
Administrator's Notice.....Estate of Jesse R. Bell, deceased....County
of Cumberland, 1st Monday in the May term, A.D. 1853...dated, February
26th, 1853....Thomas Brewer, Administrator
Administrator's Notice.....Estate of Thos. Castephens, deceased...in
Probate Court of Cumberland County, 3rd Monday of the May term,
1853...12-12-4. Jasper M. Castephens, Administrator
Administrator's Notice.....Estate of Henry Kruse, deceased...in Probate
Court of Cumberland County,...Dated February 26th 1853....Chas.
Administrator's Notice, Probate Court.....Estate of Wm. Davis,
deceased...in the cumberland County Probate court to be holden on the
3rd Monday...at Greenup....Dated January 22d, 1853. Hiram Bowman,
Administrator's Notice.....Probate Court, third Monday of the June
1853, County of Cumberland, State of Illinois at Greenup for the Estate
of E.D. Bresee.....Dated April 9, 1853. I.U. Hays
Administrator's Notice.....Probate Court at Newton, Jasper County on
the first Monday of May, 1853 for the Estate of Henry Cleever,
deceased......Dated Fabruary 26, 1853 James Redford,
Administrator's Notice.....Estate of Rhodey Kelly, deceased....Probate
Court of Cumberland county on the first Monday of the May term....Dated
December 12, 1852 Robert Taylor, Administrator
Administrator's Notice.....Estate of Hugh Henry, deceased...in Probate
Court on the first Monday of July, 18353....Dated March 7,
1853 Lewis Gressell, Administrator
Administrator's Notice.....J.D. Gardner, deceased, Estate Sale at the
store door of P. Welshimer & Niswanger's in the Town of Greenup, 15
June 1853. Dated April 30, 1853. S.W.
Administrator's Notice..... Estate of Mahala Wheeler,
deceased....Probate Court on the third Monday of the June Term,
1853....Dated April 9, 1853. N.Wheeler, Administrator
Notice....This is to certify that from this day henceforth and forever,
I refuse payment on a note given by me to Jesse Strader for the sum of
$40.00 to be paid the last day of October 1853. Dated April 9,
1853 E.O. Phelps
Pay Up Notice....Accounts due to Dr. G.S. Spendle....Woodbury,
Illinois. D.S. Spendle
Administrator's Notice.....Estate of William Davis, deceased...in the
Cumberland County Court Greenup, on the third Monday of May,
1853. Dated January 22, 1853 Hiram
Petition To Sell Land....of the January term of the Jasper Court,
Newton, Samuel B. Todd, Administrator of the Estate of Samuel E.
Miller, deceased vs John Price and Jane Price, his wife, Thos. Miller,
Robert A. Miller, John Miller, Absolom Estes and Rachel Estes, his
wife, Spear Allison and Belinda Allison, his wife, Nancy Miller, Rachel
Miller, Thomas K. Miller, William Miller, John Miller, Rachel Doty, and
John R. Eston....court the 3rd Monday of June
1855. Samuel B. Todd, Adm'r
....that Bernard Raben,...on the 13th day of June 1853, purchased the
following Town Lot in the Town of Teutopolis, in the County of
Effingham and State of Illinois for the taxes, interest and costs due
therein for the year 1852 and that the time of redemption will expire
on the 13th day of June 1855: Lot No 19 Book G. Lot 27 Block 20, Lot 16
Block 22, Lot 15 Block 35. Bernard Raben
Wanted: Six Thousand Rails made immediately. Seventy-five cents per
hundred, CASH....... J.W. Latta
Notice: Joseph Falls gives notice that the property he paid
taxes, interests and cost for it has reached the end of the redemption
Petition to Sell Lands of the June term of the Jasper County Court.
Samuel B. Todd, Administrator of the Estate of Samuel E. Miller,
deceased, vs John Price and Jane Price his wife, Thomas Miller, Robert
A. Miller, John Miller, Absalom Eaton and Rachel Eaton, his wife, Spear
Allison and Belinda Allison his wife, Nancy Miller, Rachel Miller,
Thomas K. Miller, William Miller, John Miller, Rachel Doty and John R.
Eaton, Defendants...and all others interested...at the said June Term
A.D. 1855...Jasper County...holden at Newton, on the Third Monday in
June Next. Dated April 17, 1855 Samuel B. Todd,
George E. Hoar vs Charles Griffin to Foreclose Mortgage....decree of
Jasper County circuit Court....on the 2nd day of June next, sell the
following property in Jasper County, described to wit: W1/2 NE 1/4 S,
T8N, R9E, 80 A.....W. H. Wade, Master Chaucery
Administrator's Notice.....Estate of Levi Watson, deceased, for the 2nd
day June, Cumberland County Court...Dated April 10th,
1855 John Phipps, Adm'r
Administrator's Notice.....next June Court of Jasper
County.....to settle all claims against John C. Maxwell, deceased
....Dated April 24th 1855 William
Administrator's Notice.....Estate of Garret O. Schulederjans....June
term, Effingham county Court, June term. (no date) J.E. James, Adm'r
Administrator's Notice.....Probate court of Jasper County at june term,
1855, Estate of Wm. Beedles, deceased, Real Estate described as
follows, to wit: SW 1/4 Section 33, T8N, R8E, 40 A, in Jasper
County. Dated April 10,
Administrator's Notice..... Estate of Elijah Terry, deceased.....June
term of the County Of Cumberland Court Probate....Dated March 6th
1855 Levisa Terry, Adm'r
Administrator's Notice.....June Term, county of Cumberland Court
Probate, Estate of J.M. Smith deceased....Dated 24 April
1855 S.W. Huffcut, Adm'r
Administrator's Notice.....3rd Monday of June next, County of
Cumberland Court, Estate of James Moon, deceased, to raise funds to pay
debts against said estate....Dated 24th April 1855. James
Administrator's Notice.....July term County of Cumberland Probate
Court.... Estate of Henry Decker, deceased.... Dated 24th April
1855. George Orr, Adm'r
Administrator's Notice..... Abraham Harding, Administrator of the
Estate of Aaron Harding, deceased...returned...June term Court, Jasper
County, for the leave to sell real Estate described as follows to wit:
the S 1/2. SE 1/4. Section 6, T8N, R..E Dated April 24th
1855 Abraham Harding, Adm'r
Runaway-One Cent Reward.... From the subscriber living in Greenup, an
indentured apprentice, named Abraham Blystone, about 18 years old. I
will give the above reward to the person bringing the above boy back.
17 April 1855. B.C. Talbott
Seth Starback is the local Blacksmith
Died... Mrs. Sarah Svage (Savage?) age 70 years, died on the 16th of
consumption. Cumberland Tribune, Greenup Illinois May 1st 1855
Died in this place, Wm. Alaman, on the 16th Inst.
Notice: at the March term, 1855, in Newton, Jasper, the
undersigned....conservation of Caroline Mock.. Abraham Harding, Ex....
....Estate of Hugh Kelly, deceased, late of Fairfield County, Ohio,
Probate at Effingham on the first Monday in July 1855. Dated May
8th 1855 Walter Ruffner,
....Estate of Levi Wilson, deceased....Cumberland County...at the June
Term.... Dated April 10, 1855 John Phips Adm'r
....Estate of John C. Maxwell, deceased, at the June term of the County
Court of Jasper... dated 24 April 1855
William Maxwell Adm'r
.... Estate of J.B. Clausing, deceased....at the Effingham
Court.... Frederick Thoele, Adm'r
...Estate of Stephen Ryan, Probate Court of Effingham...third
Monday in June....Dated May 8th 1855 John Broom, Adm'r
.... Estate of W.J. Hankins, deceased....in June Probate Court of
Effingham....Dated May 8th, 1855 P.C. Hankins & S.F. Hankins,
Estray, from the subscriber living in Greenup, a Red OX about 6 years
old. Any person returning said OX will be paid all reasonable
charges. M.Votaw & Bro.
Wool Carding...informs the public that he is prepared to make Rolls at
the shortest notice at Talbott & Covill's Mill in Greenup.
All roll warranted if the wool is clean. One pound of grease in every
eight pounds of wool. Being now ready to make rolls, from long
experience, he is able to give satisfaction to all who will favor him
with their custom. Robert Arthur
June Election. Supreme Clerkship. we are authorized to announce that
William A. Turney, Esq. in complience with the following list, will be
a candidate for Clerk of the Supreme Court, for the Second Grand
Division of the State, at the election to be holden on the first Monday
of June, A.D. 1855.....
The undersigned, from personal knowledge of William A. Turney, Esq.
believe he is well qualified for Clerk of the Supreme
Court for the Second Division: we therefore request him to become a
candidate for the office: W.B. Warren, Jas. M. Pitman, Chas. H.
Lamphier, Wm. R. Archer, Wm. Brown, Archibald Williams, J.N. Morris,
L.R. Bennet, Cyrus Epler, D.A. Smith, G. Edmonds Jr., J.L. McConnel,
Joseph Morton, L.F. McCrillis, H.A. Browne, D.M. Woodson, J.D. Caten,
E. Peck, Sam'l Helamn, J. Finch, John M. Palmer, W.C. Goody, J.H.
McKinley, S.W. Moultice, James L. Campbell, Jas. W. English, Isaac L.
Morrison, H.B. McClure, J.S. Bailey, C.L. Higbee, Thos. H. Campbell, A.
Starne, Jas. Berden, Walter B. Scates, Thos. C. Harris, A. C. Dickson,
J. Grimshaw, J.C. Davis, M. McConnel, M.W. Edwards, J.P. Richmond,
Thos. McDonough, Wilford D. Wyatt, A. Wheat, R.I. Oglesby, Geo. Walker,
J.S. Roberts, Jas. M. Parsley & L.B. Curren.
...3rd day in June A.D. 1855, Cumberland County Probate Court....Estate
of John Jackson, deceased...........
Dated Jan 17 1855 Abraham Harding.
...3rd day in June A.D. 1855, Cumberland County Probate Court....Estate
to sell R.E. of Jospeh Green, deceased....
Dated May 8, 1855 D.T.Wisner, Administrator
Frances Fuller vs Peter Songer....Bill to Foreclose Mortgage in Jasper
County Circuit entered March Term, 1855...sell the following described
property, to wit: NE 1/4 NW 1/4 of Sec._, T8N, R9E and the NW 1/4 of
the SE 1/4, same Sec. T8N,R9E.... Wm. H. Wade, Master in Chaucery
Notice of Settlement
...Estate of Levi Strader, deceased, filed at the March Term 1955 of
Cumberland County Probate Court
Dated Jan. 25, 1855 Joseph Strader,
June Term of Cumberland county Probate Court...Estate of Cepha Smith,
Dated March 27, 1855. G.W. Pickering, Administrator
...Estate of Henry Husman, deceased....June Term of Probate Court,
Dated May 8th, 1855 B.H. Hoelscher,
....Estate of Isaac Vannatta, deceased....March Term of Jasper County
Dated March 2, 1855 Kenison Harker, Administrator
....Estate of George Starner, deceased, first day July Term of the
Cumberland County Probate....
Dated May 8th 1855 William Starner,
....Estate of Bazel Brown, 3rd day of June Term of The Cumberland
County probate court
Dated April 10, 1855 Abigail Brown, Administrator
A sad accident, we learn, occured yesterday (Wednesday) evening at
Edgewood. an eleven year old boy named Doyle, was run over by a train,
cutting off both legs. It is not probable that the unfortunate boy will
survive. (Effingham City Democrat, Thursday, 8 December 1870, p.3 c.2)
Our thanks are due Mr. McAlister of Neoga for favors. Louis Harvey has
returned from a visit to Indiana. Peter Redfern has a porker with 18
squealing porcuoines. Levi Brewer starts for Texas Next Week! Mike
Barrett and George Stargar
drew the shot gun, they are lucky men. Green Smith while crossing a
fence, a few days ago, fell and severely injured himself.
Mr. Reeves, of the Greenup Mail, called on us Wednesday. He seems to be
a very pleasant gentleman. Flave Tossey says that Jewett has been is
worse than a stage of siege and the quiet does not yet "reign in
Warsaw". We are informed, our Congressional District will be composed
of the Counties of Clark, Cumberland, Jasper, Crawford, Lawrence and
Effingham. R. Bloomfield has been to Terre Haute, where be
brought a fine assortment of goods and notions from Cash, Bro. &
Jan. 6, 1870 McFadden of Greenup had his team run away with him on his
way home from the Berry School House where church was held. The buggy
was smashed as "fine as flies" and brusing Mack up to a considerable
extent also. The buggy belonged to Zack Davee of the Greenup Livery
Our esteemed friend, Calvin Spencer of Neoga Township, has our thanks
for 20 new subscribers to the Democrat. Calvin is the right kind of
man, big hearted and as true a democrat and as good as the county
contains. Long may be live, Your request shall be complied with friend
James Bell of Neoga died last week and was buried with Masonic Honors.
He was a royal Arch Mason. Persons that have not paid for their Raffle
Tickets are requested to do so immediately. I have authorized William
Buster to receive the pay for the same-- R.M. Ray. In the announcement
of the name of Mr. John Prather, as a candidate for Sheriff in the last
week's Democrat, we made an error by placing the letter "W" in his
name. It should have read, John Prather, nothing more, and no less.
John W. Prather has passed beyond the bourn where Sheriff's trouble.
The ladies met at the church on Saturday evening, December 30th, 1870,
and appointed the following committees: To solicit contributions in
town; Mrs. Bradshaw, Mrs. Chapman; Mrs. Woods, Mr. Swope and Mrs.
Mason. Committee to buy lumber, Mrs. Morgan and Mrs. Logan. Committee
to decide the amount of lumber required; Dr. Brookhart, and Josiah
WhiteC. Hanker. Committee to receive lumber, Merideth Ross, Mr. Logan
and Mr. Morgan. All persons who have promised to contribute posts, are
requested to deliver them at once . (Friday Jan 5, 1870)
J.H. Morgan, proprietor of a Dry Goods store at Prairie City, Illinois,
advertises his goods.
Squire Moore brought in another subscription to the Democrat, last week.
Prof. Lovins, announced plans to commence a course of lectures at the
Court House next month.
William Pearson is the only occupant of the jail at this time. Samuel
Clinger was released from jail a few days ago. David Green going his
bail for his appearance at May term of court. Another young man who did
not behave himself at church and made more noise the the religion he
passed warranted, was incarcerated thereupon.
J. Brady had a splendid Ball on the 23rd ult., which was omitted
in our last issue. Mr. Brady spared no pains or expense in getting up
this party and as all who attended came away well satisfied, it is the
best evidence that the party was a great success. Mrs. Brady is
one of the finest cooks in this part of the country......
Col. Morris, an imported auctioneer, conducted the sale of Town Lots at
At Pleasantville, a fellow was arrested a few days ago for stealing a
small parcel of calico from the store of Mr. Dodd. He was brought to
trial before Squire White.
W.D. Mumford is prepared to collect the taxes due in Sumpter Township
and can be found at his store at all times.
Judge Decius is on a visit to Springfield to witness the opening of the
new session of Legislature. He reports the Legislature has done little
as yet in the way of business! And says our representative is looking
on, posting himself on rules, etc., and is fully awake to our interest
and will do all he can for the welfare of his constituents.
In a consequence of sickness, Mr. Waite was unable to fill his
appointments here on the 16th pof last month but he will be here on the
10th of January if he is able to come.
...against John Edwards in favor of Leonidas L. Logan...to be held 31st
September 1870 Edward Baumgardner, Sheriff.
Petition to sell Real Estate
...to the January Court
Benjamin Aleshire, Adm'r for the estate of William Sanders,
deceased...vs Sally Sanders, Wiley Sanders, Susan Dudley, Elizabeth
Polly Chews, Richard Chews.....
...estate of Vincent Scott, dec....Dated 2? December 1870 Malon R. Lee
I.O.O.F. Installation...at the hall, Saturday evening. Charles Selby
and the Juvenile Choir Sing. Miss Mollie Lovins took part in the
entertainment. Officers Installed
L.L. Logan, N.G. ; John Thurman, V.G.; James Furguson, R.S.; Wiley
Ross, P.S.; Charles Hanker, T.; H. Sperry, R.S.N.G.; William Hickle,
L.F.N.G.; Daniel Evans, R.S.V.G.; T. Storms, L.S.V.G.; and A.D. Morton,
Hon. E. Barnett will please accept our thanks for a valuable public
A shooting scrap occured at Greenup a few days ago between Dyer and
Dave Green was green enough to be bilked out of .75 cents last Sabbath
by a lot of women. the treasure is laid up in Heaven. David,
there is appeared as near heaven as the filthy lucre ever gets. My wife
E.S. Norfolk and M.R. Lee have gone into the abstract title business.
Abstractly, we wish them success. Fez Norfold is to furnish the fist,
Mahlon the dignity and Ed. the beer to run the fun.
Ely Brewer is applying for a patent on a new dance which he is author
of, better known as the "Yanaway Step". He gave lessons on the "Bear
Creek Gals" in this skip and gave Ely some uneasiness in his reverse
We are very sorry to state that the mother of our very respected fellow
citizens, Mr. Joel Smith, has on the past weeks been under a lot of
mental aberations, superinduced by bad health. She is nearly 64 years
old and at time quite violent.
Another young man by the name of Mount, broke into jail because he
could not behave himself in meeting. Christians down this way don't
stand for foolishness.
Our fellow townsmen, Mr. Phil Starnes, is an inventor and patentee of
one of the compl.... Corn Planters in use.
...obtained against John U. Jenkins in favor of Norton Davis, L. Lord,
Lawrence and Wilson Jones, out of the lands, tenements, goods and
chattles of the said John U. Jenkins....to wit,;NW1/4, _E 1/4, Sec.
28,T 10, R_E, 40 A... on the 18th February 1870 John Prather, Sheriff
...against John R. Bryant, Elizabeth Bryant, K.?. Johnson and Eliza J.
Johnson, in favor of Robert M.G. Cleghorn and Eliza Cleghorn. John
Circuit Court at the September term on the 18th day February
1870...subject to the dower interest of Kisiah Fletcher, widow of
Carroll Kayhoe, dec'd...to wit; NE 1/4, NW 1/4 Sec. 10, T, R 8...
George Thorton, Administrator
Petition to Sell
State of Illinois....Estate of William Sanders....to the March term
1870 Benjamin Alshire, Administrator of the Estate of William Sanders.
Sally Sanders, Wiley Sanders, Susan Dudley, Elizabeth McKinny, Polly
Chew and Richard Chew...
The Teacher's Institute, which convened in Prairie City last week, was
well attended....Profs. Scott and Johnson, of Effingham, and
Prof. Thompson. of Mattoon, were present. The reading of Profs. Scott
and Thompson was....excellent and splendidly executed...graphic and
life-like...Judge Decius, Judge Woods, Prof. Scott and Lake also made
some very sensible remarks upon the subject of popular education--the
duties of teachers, parents, &c., to the schools.... made several
amusing speeches during the section...and was particularly hard upon
the interference of parents in the management of schools-and with the
authority of Teachers and gave one Mr. Kent CoreIchabod Davis, of Fair
Play School District, some side wipes of a healthy character, which
Ichabod was loth to receive...and...brought the Davis family, en masse,
to the rescue of the parental Ichabod...the idea of a parent coming
before a Teacher's Institute for the purpose of having a teacher
reprimanded for the chastisement of a pupil, is simply ridiculous and
absurd in the highest degree....
Mr. John Latta was laboring under the conviction
that the Institute was a hen-convention-met for the purpose of
enfranchising the female "pertion" of creation--and the said John W.
Latta the Cock of the Walk he persisted in talking about the sex, to
the great delight of the ladies and his own satisfaction...John is an
antiquated bachelor--his head has grown gray in the vain attempt to
persuade the ladies that he would make a good an useful piece of
furniture for some household--and having utterly failed in his attempt
thus far--now wishes to immolate the peaked end of his life upon the
altar of female suffrage--after the beauty and poetry has withered and
Mrs. Woods was rather sever in her criticisms
(although just) upon some of the members and auditors of the Institute.
she rebuked Judge Decius and Bloomfield for remaining covered in the
presence of the audience--and Scranton for having his pedal extremities
encased in leather as far as the eye could reach--Mr. Latta for turning
his dignified back upon the audience. It takes a woman to unearth
"peccadilloes" of the sterner sex. Prof. Lake made a very
sensible...speech...concerning the duty of parents to the school.
(Cumberland Democ., G.E. Mason, ed,Fri,5 Jan. 1871, p.3c.3)
Several of our subscribers from Greenup and vicinity have complained to
us in regard to the section of the Board of Supervisors in doubling the
rates of ferrage upon Mr. Workman's Ferry on the Embarras between this
(Prairie City) and Greenup. We do not know as ...(who?) can do anything
one way or the other in the matter...other that call public attention
to the subject. Mr. W. is most certainly entitled to a fair and just
commensation for his labor and the use of his boat, which the public
should accord him but on the other hand, the Board of Supervisors
deserve public...if they have without proper inquiry legal...rate of
ferrage and force the public to pay for it. We are opposed to all
monopolies...public or private...give every man his due and nothing
During a recent United Brethren meeting at the Morton School House, a
"brother" called upon "Brother Freeman" to pray but brother F. either
not being moved by the spirit, or not hearing the call, did not
respond. again in stentorian voice the call was made, but brother F.
hanging his head...the impatient brother cried out, "Brother Freeman,
please to pray!" Yet, this...failed to bring the refractory brother to
his "narrow bones". At this juncture when everything began to look
desperate for a lost and sinful...in consequence of 'brother' F.
refusal...interseed for them, a big, ugly uncouth youth sprang to his
feet and at the top of his voice cried, "Brother Freeman, why in the
h--l don't you pray?' It is needless to say that brother F. responded
this urgent call with an alacrity and fever that shook the old school
house. (Cumberland Democrat, Friday, 21 January 1871, p.3, c.1)
Last Monday evening, the I.O. of G.T., had their quarterly installation
of officers; The installation was public and many people witnessed the
ceremonies with pleasure. Those installed were: Dane Tirrell, L.D.;
Jno. W. Hall, P.W.C.T.; J.I. Brown, W.C.T.; Emma Onins, W.T.; Wm.
PcPherson, W.R.S.; Mary Compton, W.A.S.; James Chambers, W.F.S.; Sophia
Decker, W.T.; Daniel Curd, W.M.; Sarah Teel, W.D.M.; Rev. R.F.
Poisioned by Henbate
On the evening of January 6th, Mrs. Corinda Hoyt, wife of J. G. Hoyt,
of Cottonwood,...what she supposed to be a spearmint tea but for her
child and one of her neighbor's children, who happened to be spending
the evening with them...The children had bad colds. They both drank the
'tea' freely as did Mr. Hoyt. After they drank the 'tea' the children
went to play. But soon they were taken sick...The parents, thinking it
was worms, tried remedies and then sent for a physician. The tea was
examined and found to contain pernicious herbs and found it contained
"henbane", which was somehow mixed with the spearmint. Nobody knows
how. Some suppose it was done by mice.
The little girl of Mr. Hoyt died the next morning at 4o'clock from the
effects of the poison. Mr. Hoyt's throat became very dry. He drank a
good deal of water and chewed a great deal of tobacco. Now sir, not to
reflect on the least on "catluis" argument of tobacco" it seems this
case tobacco was good in it's place. Mr. Hoyt is well, and got over the
effects of the poison. the other girl, a daughter of George and Sarah
Norton, lingered along, a great deal of suffering, until last
Wednesday, Jan. 11, when her little spirit took flight, aged two
years... (Cumberland Democrat, Maj.Point, Fri., 3 feb. 1871)
Charles Steger, of Greenup, has several Davis Sewing Machines he is
willing to sell at a reasonable price. basil brown and John W.
Ferguson, of Woodbury, and Joel Smith, of this place (Prairie City),
just paid for their Democrat. Mr. Loman, N.Fauce and Mr. Spitleg
visited us the other day,. Mr. S. is an old fashioned Virginia
gentleman and it does one good to grasp the hand of such a man and look
into his friendly, honest face. The indignation meeting came
off-however, sans men, sans indignation-and sans dogs. Trav Ray brought
in nine dogs but they, are becoming indignant at the cold treatment
received, left for home early in the evening (Cumberland Democrat,
friday, 10 February 1871, p.3,c.1.
"Neoga News-6 February 1871"-...our school house, is the largest and
best finished building of the kind in the county. Mr.Evans, the
Superintendent, is a graduate of the Southern Western Normal School of
Ohio. He is assisted by Mrs. Bette and Miss Colson. (Cumberland
Democrat, Majority Point, Friday, February 10, 1871)
"Local Department"- Beacon lost his chicken cock. Said Cock was heard
to crow in the vicinity of Prather's Grocery Store late last night. Wm.
Seeley has his examination before Judge Ross on Wed....charged
with forgery, there being no evidence against him, charges were
dismissed. (Cumberland Democ., Maj.P., Fri., Feb. 10, 1871)
Probably some of our readers may be puzzled to arrive at the
correct definition of Charley Selby's approaching concert. "The
Philharmonic" Webster fails to tell us its meaning, so we have
concluded, 'Phil' means Phil Starnes and Harmonic means when Phil gets
'Harmonius'--or Philharmonic Starnes.
Charles Shelby's Concert takes place on the evening of Wednesday,
Feb.22d, and we hope to see our people give Charley a rousing benefit,
as the proceeds of the Concerts are to be devoted to the exclusive use,
and purpose of cultivating the musical talents of the juvenile of our
City. Let everyone buy a ticket, whether they use it or not, and
encourage Charley in his laudable undertaking.
By the politeness of Judge Bloomfield, we have been placed in
possession of a late number of the Walla Walla Statesman, published
away out near sun set, in the Mountain cries of Washington Territory.
from the Statesman, we see the Elder D.W.Elledge of the Christian
Church is laboring in the moral vineyard of that section. The Elder was
for a long time a preacher of the Gospel in Cumberland, Clark and
Edgar. And 17 years ago, next October, married our worthy friend Judge
Bloomfield to his present lady. We also learn from the same source that
Mr. Goodwin, a former resident of this County, and a brother of
Mrs.Bloomfield, has the Small Pox in his family. Mr. G., himself, at
the writing of this paper, not being as yet attacked by the disease.
(Cumberland Democrat, Friday, 17 February 1871, p.2-3, c.6&1.)
Drew Walls was at the enterprising town of Jewett a short time ago and
witnessed the manner in which the proprietors of that village measure
off town lots. Drew says they do not use a tape line but step the
ground off and that one of the proprietors is affected with rheumatism
in the hips, and steps very much like a goat jumping stiff legged. We
do not know how the matter is--but until the charge is refuted, it will
stand as confessed.
Wanted---a girl, 12 or 14 years of age to live with a couple of old
folks, as one of the family, and take care of them. she must be of good
disposition, bright and quick. Such a girl can have a good home, can go
to school, and have other means of improvement and advantages. At the
age of 20 years, she will receive 20 acres of good land in fee simple.
An orphan preferred. This is a chance for some girl to secure a good
home. Address: Phil Starnes, Majority Point, P.O., Illinois.
S.H. Nesbit, of Charleston has one of the largest and most complete
stocks of harness and saddlery in this portion of the state--and is
really up with the times in his prices---Mr. Nesbit's harness took the
first premium both at our late fair and at the Coles County Fair...
A fellow named Spencer, claiming to be an Indianian, wooed and won a
widow by the name of Semans living near this place a short time ago.
Everything being in readiness--even to the preparation of the wedding
feast, and invited the guests, the groom expectant, borrowed fifteen
dollars of the bride prospects, and started to town in search of a
Minister and to procure the license, since which time he has failed to
put in an appearance as one of the principals in the affair. The
consequence is that the widow, her 'lone watch is keeping' minus a
lover--and her greenbacks.
Greenup, Illinois, Town Meeting, 4 March 1871. 10th Annual Town meeting
of the Democracy of Greenup township...for the purpose of nominating a
Democratic..for the 4 April 1871 meeting. For Supervisor--Thomas L.
Norman; for Assessor-- William Wylde; For Commissioner-- J.
Wertherhold; For Town Clerk-- Dr. L.W. Lockrow; For Collector --- John
J. Brasher; For Constable-- John Shipler. Joseph Batty, Judge of
Election. (Cumberland Democrat, Maj. Pt., Fri., 10 Mar. 1871)
We notice several new improvements going on. Wm. Logan is erecting a
new dwelling house. John Deppen is putting up a large wagon and
blacksmith shop. Prof. Lovins is building an addition to his house. Our
Street Commissioner has made improvements in the way of an immense
bridge near N.L. Scranton's (or Bernton's) house. D.S. M'Intrey of the
law firm D.T. & D.S. M'Intrey of Mattoon gave us a call on
Monday...Last week we were mistaken about the whereabouts of DaveGreen.
We got clean off tract of his ocillitating course. In place of his
being on Effingham, David was gathering skulls and other interesting
battle field, David will pick up as many of its glowing incidents to
retail to the natives on his return and his California snake story will
no longer seem a marvel when the wonders of Gettysburg fall from his
prolific tongue in rapid sentences.
Union Township, Ill., March 11, 1871---...results from the Primary of
the 10th Annual Town Meeting of the Democracy of Union Township
held...Saturday, 11th day of March 1871.... to be supported by
the Democracy of said Township on the 4th day of April next, which
resulted: For Supervisor--J. Redman; For Town Clerk-- A.J. Cutright;
for Assessor--- J.W.Baumgartner; For Collector-- G.W. McCracken; for
Commissioner of Highway--- C. Carroll and A. J. Edwards.
A man by the name of Jackson, was brought from Neoga Township on
Saturday evening and lodged in jail upon a charge of robbery. It
appears that Jackson went into the store of Mr. Wilson of Neoga and
while another man engaged Wilson in conversation, Jackson very
dexterously opened a drawer and appropriated a pocket book containing
$200.00. Wilson suspecting something was wrong upon hearing the drawer
close, accused Jackson of tampering with his money drawer, which he
denied. In a few moments, Jackson left the store and Wilson examined
the drawer and discovered that the money was nmissing and immediately
began following Jackson. Wilson charged Jackson and becoming alarmed,
Jackson confessed.... (Cumberland Democrat, Majority Point, George E.
Mason, ed. Friday, 17 March 1871)
Our friends Bruster, Logan and Harvey have been away purchasing goods
Judge Bloomfield has purchased the dry goods store of Jos. Morgan.
Trading his farm, now occupied by his son and laying north of this
city...Judge Decius returned home after a two reign of court at
Effingham. A man by the name of Williams during the recent Effingham
Court, was indicted by the grand jury for grand larceny, and asked
permission to plead his own case, which was granted by Judge Decius.
After examining his witnesss very cruditably, and making his statement
in good style to the jury he was found guilty and sentenced to three
years in the State prison.
Mr. Edson of Olney, was in town on Monday for the purpose of having the
mortgage upon the franchise and other appurtenances of our railroad
placed up record. The indications at present are that the road will be
completed as fast as the exigencies of the case will permit....
The Republican Township Conventionconvened at the Court-House on last
Saturday agreeavle to the previous notice, and after the usual officers
were...the following ticket was nominated. for Supervisor-- Richard
Ashwell. For Collector--- JamesRichardson. for Assessor --- John
Holesapple. for Town Clerk--- James N. Beacon. for Commissioner of
Highways--- H.W. Hough.
John L. Alexander, the great Illinois farmer and stock raiser, has
failed for $1,000,000 while his assets amount to from $100,000 to
$200,000 more than debts.
A few days ago a little son of Ed. Meeker, of Greenup, who had
been in the habit of visiting the telegraph office and looking on went,
as usual to his place of resort. The operator having some dislike for
the boy very peremptorily ordered him from the room and the little
fellow, not complying instantly was very brutally kicked out by the
operator. The boy going home informed his father of the occurrence and
Meeker went immediately to the telegraph office and requested the
operator to step outside, which he had no sooner done than Meeker told
him as he had kicked his boy out of the office he would kick him in
which he did accordingly. the operator naturally raised the dander of
the 'kickest' and he straightway went armed himself, and repaired to
the saloon of Meeker with the intention of shooting him. but Meeker not
being in at the time but at his residence on the opposite side of the
street, the enraged young man was compelled to await his return
or go away without accomplishing his errand. In the meantime he got
very nervous and by handling the pistol, it by some means discharged
itself, and lodged the ball in the foot of a little son of Charles
Conzet who was standing close by inflicting a painful wound. And most
singular to relate, the fellow charged Meeker with doing the shooting
and had him arrested for an assault upon himself with intent to kill.
On the examination, however, Meeker noticed the operator had changed
his pantloons, and the idea at once occurred to him that those pants
would point out the guilty one and establish his own innocence
and had the constable bring them into court, when lo and behold, an
angry rent in the pocket containing the pistol, reveled from whence
came the ball that shot the Conzet boy. Meeker was at one discharged
and we did not learn what was done with the operator. (Cumb. Democ.
Maj. P., Fri., 14 March 1871)
The Devil To Pay in Clark County, Illinois-Terre Haute Mail
At this age of the world the public is not expected
to give credence to every ghost story and haunted house report in
circulation; but we have just received from a reliable source, the
details of some very singular manifestations that have been witnessed
for some time past in the neighborhood of Mill Creek, about four miles
north from York, Illinois. those who are inclined to doubt the truth of
these statements have only to consult fifteen or twenty families in
that vicinity, or open a correspondence with some of the parties named,
for additional proof of the validity in this story.
The first manifestation of this chain of
supernatural events took place several days ago at the house of John
Haddox. After many strange and apparently impossible phenomena had been
witnessed, a series of like performances was opened at the residence of
the Widow Haddox, a sister-in-law and neighbor of John Haddox. Tables,
dishes, fruit jars, and all articles of furniture were tumbled about in
the most reckless manner. Dishes, fruit jars, and all articles
capable of being moved were misplaced and often broken and destroyed,
members of the family frequently received severe blows and flying
articles, and everything was kept in a constant state of agitation.
On one occasion, the head of a little boy terminated
the flight of a small article which inflicted a very sever and painful
wound. Knives and forks flew out of the cubbard drawer, the drawer
remaining closed. rocks, clubs, pieces of mud and all kinds of movable
articles were hurled about by some unseen and mysterious power. some
parties carried away the marks of clubs and rocks thrown by his (or
A lady's shawl was picked up in a remote part of the
house, thrown into the fire and burned up. A number of eggs had been
stored away in a small drawer for several days and on opening the
drawer, were found to be all broken to pieces. Everything capable of
being injured or removed is reported unsafe. These are only a few of
the results of these strange manifestations, which differ from those
usually related, in the fact that they have actually been seen in
daylight as is testified by numerous reliable witnesses.
Persons from all parts of the country go to Mill
creek to see the 'ghost' and numerous efforts have been made to
ascertain the causes of the wonderful phenomena and a certain old lady
of the neighborhood was at one time decided to be a witch and
responsible for all the excitement. certain parties talked of a
lynching and hanging the unfortunate creature but she stoutly denied
all knowledge of the disturbance and was not molested. Further
developments are learned but not specially desired. Mrs. Haddox, died
about a year ago and that on her death bed she declared that she would
return and haunt him if spirits were permitted to return to earth, in
case he ever employed a certain woman in the
neighborhood to keep house for him. a few days since he took this woman
to his house and then the strange performances mentioned above began.
William Pearson and Mr. Jackson broke jail Friday,
about 5o'clock. Mr. Paine and family being absent from the house.
(Cumberland Decm. Maj. Pt, Fri.12 Apr. 1871)
Last Week a report was extensively circulated that
Robert Ray had a fit of passion cruelly abused one of his horses,
stabbing it in the side with a knife and gouging its eyes out. From
what we know of Mr. Ray, we could not make up our mind that he was
capable of such cruelty to a dumb beast and concluded to say nothig
about the matter until we knew more about it. On Monday, Bob was in
town and brought the animal along....he was reported to have so cruelly
abount in company with W.D. Mumford, Dr. Yanaway, and John Green, we
examined the animal and are glad to say this report circulated was a
mean, wicked, malicious falsehood in every particular, as the mare
showed no evidence of having been abused in any manner, Its eyes...or
any portion of its body shown no signs of abuse how anybody could be so
wicked to attempt to wrong a man by black hearted slander in beyond
(Cumberland Democ. Friday 21 April 71)
(The Lymphs,' Cottonwood Township, 15 March 1871. Ed.
It has been a long time since I have noticed
anything from your town, at least nothing since the letters of the late
Philex Grundy. And upon making inquiry, I learn from friend Drew, that
Philex and 'gon thence', so now it becomes the duty of someone to fill
the place of the late reporter of the O.P.(Lymphs Poverty.)
Let me say that the people of Cottonwood have never
made such rapid stride at prosperity as have been in the past year.
Fine hogs and cattle are being brought on by droves and soon, we expect
to show the finest stock in Southern Illinois.
Two cases of small pox were reported in our
neighborhood but upon investigation it was found to be nothing more or
less than the common itch. Hanging women to the top railing of
portico's is not an uncommon occurrence in the E.E. part of town. I am
requested by a number of persons to report the proceedings of the last
meeting of the Lymphs which was held in the old school house near
Webster's old shop. The shop is the usual place of meeting, having been
converted into a stable. No doubt there have been some changes made in
officers at meetings which has never been reported. but here is a
'verbatum' report of the last meeting as taken from the secretary's
Pursuant to the call of the President, the society
met and was called to time by President Rhodes, Prayer by Chaplain
Flake. the roll was the called and the following members were found
present: H, Rhodes, P. Welshimer, R. Bloomfield, W. Shaw, N.L. Scraton,
Puny Phelps, P. Starner, Rev. J. Edington, J. Freeman, M. Flake, E.
Norfolk, Peggy O'Flarity, J. Goodwin, W. Morris, J. Brady, E. Webster,
T. Brewer, M. Lee, Z. Davee, Eli Pjipps, D. Swickard, F. Bowen, W.
Kinney, and J. Hollett.
The next thing in order was to examine applications
for membership. D. Walls was the only one presented which met with much
opposition. W. Kinny got in the first speech, in which he said he was
in favor of taking him in, for he was always as happy as a sunflower.
But Morris said Mr. K. did not understand his happiness as much as he
did, which he paid dearly to understand. Petition rejected
Just at this period of events, P. Starnes was seen
approaching the secretary and handed in his resignation. Then he took
his place back in the corner. He was dressed in mourning 'from his
crown of his foot to the sole of his head'. He said the reason for his
resignation was he wanted to go into the bologna and sausage business
with Tom Crowder and Jake Grissmore. Tom was to furnish the dogs and
Jake the swine and Phil was to grind and stuff. resignation accepted.
T. Brewer then made to telling a little speech on
how he raised oats and also 'cain' and also offered a remonstrance
against the building of the Mattoon and Grayson Railroad. He said if
the road was built, the county would soon fall into the hands of monied
men an it would not be long till there would be a church or a school
house at every cross road in the county and that there would be a
court-house. House for the poor and bridges to build and many
other unnecessary things done and the people would have to pay for it.
If there could not keep the road out any other way, they would mob the
H. Rhoads then called Freeman to the chair while he
might make a little speech in which he told a sad story about how he
once had been imposed upon by showmen and in one instance would have
had to remain outside the house during the performance but for the
timely arrival of his friend Shaw who came down with the stamps and
walked in and also how he was treated at the ...dignation dog meeting.
Tears were tinkling down the cheeks of Morris, Lee and others. Scranton
then offered his resignation....Jim Freeman wanted to make a speech but
was choked off by Scranton and Brewer.
Puny Phelps made a motion to change the name of the
society from Lymphs to the 'Lost Leisons'
(Cumberland Democrat, Majority Point, Friday 28 April 1871)
Latest subscribers to the democrat: William Morris;
Alvin Perry; S. Roberts; William Jones; A.C. Farnsworth; Thomas
Gresson; F.P. Wade; Peter Devore; Eli Edwards; E. Harris; S. Cash; R.
Cather; Jas. L. Hacket; and J. Dugan. We are indebted to Andy Edwards
for nine of the above names
(Cumberland Democrat, Majority Point, Friday, 5 May 1871)
Ben Wade was beaten at Chicago in ....James F.
English was born March 1812... John A. Logan has aspirations. He is a
handsome man with splendid black eyes and hair. He was 45 years last
(Cumberland Democrat M.P. Friday 5 May 1871)
Mrs. Henry Adkins will please accept our thanks for
a basket of fine lettuce and onions.
Deputy Sheriff Green started to Joilet on Monday
with Frank Nicols. the murder of Howe. Judge Decius refused a new
trial. We understand Nichols was dissatisfied with the verdict. He
thought he ought to be hung.
(Cumberland Democrat, Majority Point, Friday May 26, 1871)
A.M. Boden (not Frank) was convicted of Bigamy.
Henry M. Stephens, says he's been a soilder 8 years in regular Army. He
is camping along the National road on the farm of Leroy Fancher, few
miles east of Greenup. Mrs. Morgan and 'Park' started for Missouri last
Tuesday on a visit. Dr. Chapman returned from Terre Haute.
(Cumberland Democrat, Majority Point, Friday 9 June 1871)
28 years ago our friend John Talbott killed a big Buck Deer where our
Court House now stands, shooting it over quarter of a mile. June 1874
There is a Chancery case upon the Docket of the Circuit Court of this
county of 21 years standing. The Johnson heirs, being the complainants.
July 9, 1874
The Wiley Jones boys who were arrested in this City a few weeks ago for
passing counterfeit nickles were taken to Springfield last week by U.S.
Marshall and had a preliminary examination and were held to bail in the
sum of $1000 each, which they gave. July 9, 1874
Jo. Norfolk was arrested last week upon a bench warrant and brought
from Charleston to this place by John Covill upon a charge of
abstracting papers from the Clerk's office in the case of Mrs. Davee
vs. Young & Humphrey. The Judge however, upon an examination of the
case, discharged Jo. Sep. 3, 1874
We understand that a man by the name of McGibson, living in the north
part of this county, was shot and mortally wounded while in Greenup a
few days since by the Town Constable of that place. The shooting
was done in a saloon. We are unable to give particulars, more
than we learn that McGibson has since died.
Newton Press, Jan. 2, 1874
From the Cumberland Democrat (re-printed in the Newton Press Feb 20,
A rousing Granger lodge was formed at John Redman's in Union Township
last week. Keep her moving boys, its a good thing.Jefferson
Goodwin whose wife died about three weeks ago, was married last week to
the sister of his dead wife. We understand his mother-in-law was
very urgent for the match, and did most of the courting in the
case. Such indecent haste does not speak much for the refinement
or christian feeling of the parties, or show much respect for the
A burglary was committed at Point Pleasant, in this county (Jasper) on
the night of the 26th ult. by Frank McElwee and Wm. Warful, of
Cumberland county. The amount stolen would probably reach ten or
twelve dollars, and consisted of oysters, cheese, notions, etc.
McElwee and Wm. Warful are about 20 years of age, respectively.
They were arrested and taken before Esquires Moore and Elder for
preliminary examination and were held in a bond of $5000 each to answer
at the next term of the Circuit Court, in default of which they were
committed to our county jail on Sunday evening last. These boys
have been better raised - especially young McElwee - and it is to be
regretted that they were not firm enough to resist the evil temptation
that induced them to commit such a crime. We heartily sympathize
with Mr. Wm. McElwee, the father of the undutiful Frank, in this sad
trouble. The Newton Press, March 6, 1874
From the Greenup Mail (reprinted in the Newton Press Feb 27, 1874):
T.J. Covil was arrested on Saturday night last, for shooting Calvin
Gibson. He is outhowever, on $1200 bail.
A young man by the name of Eveland, was arrested on Saturday night for
attempting to commit a rape on the person of a little girl, about 10
years old, living about a mile and a half southeast of this
place. An examination was had before Justice McConaba and Kester,
and Eveland was bound over under a bond of $500, to appear at the next
term of the circuit court, in default of which he was sent to
jail. Such scamps should not be allowed to run at large.
The State prison is the proper place for them; and we hope justice will
be meted out to the individual.
Last Friday afternoon, BEN DAVEE, of Greenup, had a difficulty with
Jere Morgan, who swore out a warrant for DAVEE's arrest. Marshal
HANKINS made the arrest, and while on the public square, procedding to
the Justice's office, his prisoner concluded he wouldn't go any
further. The Marshall, as he was in duty bound, tried to persuade him.
DAVEE got excited and pulled an open knife from his pocket. The
Marshall attempted to knock DAVEE down, but failed and was cut twice or
three times in the neck and once under the left arm. The cut barely
missed the jugular vein. None of the cuts however, seemed fatal. DAVEE
then ran across the square, jumped into DR. GOODWIN's yard, ran around
the house, entered KESTER's garden and then his shop by the rear door,
closely pursued by the Marshal. Here he was secured. He still held the
knife, but immeditely after the second arrest, threw it away. He was
taken before Esquire McCONAHA, and as the prisoner was not ready for
trial, he was held in recognizance of $1,000 to appear before the same
Esquire on the 13th inst., J.J. KELLUM appearing as sponsor.
This is another of those cases in which whiskey is alone responsible.
Had DAVEE been in his normal condition, he would not probably have done
so rash a deed. For the sake of his family, and his own, we deplore the
occurance. Mr. HANKINS is an officer who is much respected and deserves
the thanks of all well disposed persons for his pluck and faithful
discharge of his duty in all cases. We hope his wounds will not disable
him for long. DAVEE has left for parts unknown. [page 4 column 2,3]
J.J. KELLUM is reported as lost. He started west on the hunt of Ben
DAVEE and has forgot to return and it is a question with the people
here now which will be back first, KELLUM or DAVEE.
Jim OWENS & Pete BRADY are running the Restaurant and Billard Hall
at Ben DAVEE's old stand are doing a good business.
[The Mail 30 July 1874, p.4, c. 1]
John HANKINS, City Marshall, who was stabbed last week, is around
again. The case of the State vs Ben. DAVEE, for assaulting office
HANKINS, was called upon Monday but Ben, the boys say, has taken change
of venue to California, and, of course, was not here to see it.
[The Mail, Greenup 16 July 1874 p 1 c 7]
Herb SPERRY and Dave MUMFORD went to the old mineral well the other
night and were attacked by a female ghost. Herb fell at the first shot
and called for Dave, but the ghost made for him with drawn pistol and
he, being alarmed made for the top of the hill to give alarm whilst the
shots fell around him thick and fast. When the battlefield wa looked
over, there was no one hurt.
[The Mail, 30 July 1874, p.4 c.1]
27 Aug 1874 Majority Point
Dr. Carpenter kindly furnishes the following local items:
Ferdinand Duensing threshed 273 bushels of fine wheat from 14 acres of
Taylor Young threshed from 7 acres of land 147 bushels.
Wm. Grosscup threshed from 20 acres 220 bushels.
A J Payne has 14 head of nice 2 year old steers of his own raising.
The exreme hot and dry weather has greatly injured corn crops and will
make wheat sowing late.
Mr. McGinnis our gentlemanly collector, was round through this
neighborhood the past week and found many persons unprepared to pay
their land tax, most of them however payed their personal property
tax... Cumberland Democrat, Thursday, 11 Feb 1875
Mr. J.H. Callahan has sold his farm, known as the Bright farm, to Mr.
Parks of Effingham. Mr. P., the same day bought Mr. Morris' farm which
joins the Bright farm. Mr. Joseph Bessie will remain on the Bright
farm, having rented it the ensuing year. Cumberland Democrat, Thursday,
11 Feb 1875
Yesterday was quite a business day, for Squire Niccum officiated at two
weddings, at his own residence he united in wedlock John Stallings and
Mary Russell and in the evening Laura Aleshire and Charles Robberts at
the residence of John Aleshire. Cumberland Democrat, Thursday, 11 Feb
Mrs. Hall is able to set up and it is hoped that she will soon be
around as usual. Cumberland Democrat, Thursday, 11 Feb 1875
Robert Buckingham, the Jewett, IL murderer, has just been sentenced to
eighteen years in the penitentiary. Newton Press, Sep 14, 1876
Hon. A.J. Hunter and family are going to Sot Spring, Arkansas, for
their health. Newton Press Dec. 7, 1876
Mr. Latta of Cumberland county recently spent several weeks at the
Centennial and pronounces it a "big thing on ice". Newton Press, Oct.
Mr. Latta, of Cumberland county, called on us last week. Mr. L. had
just returned from a visit to the Platte country, in Missouri. Feb. 17,
Mrs. Skinner of Langdonville, broke her arm while in the act of getting
out of bed. About the same time and under the same circumstances, Mrs.
Shafer of Cumberland county, had a similar fall, resulting in a
fractured arm. Newton Press, March 9, 1876
On Saturday, Mr. James Cox, an old resident of Cumberland, living
within half a mile of Grove Town, while carrying in wood, caught his
foot on a rail and fell with his load (consisting of an ax and wood.)
The ax struck his wrist, severing an artery. A physician was called in
to dress the wound, but he objected to having it done, and his life was
allowed to go out through the severed artery. Death put an end to his
sufferings on Monday. He had been nearly blind for several years, and
had been a great sufferer. One of his eyes bursted and run out, about
two years ago. This is why, I think, he wanted to lay down his mortal
body and be clothed with immortality. Newton Press, March 9, 1876
Mr. E. Myers died today (March 1st). One by one the flowers of the land
are taking their flight to the "beautiful summer land." At this
writing, Rev. B.R. Wishard is not expected to live till morning. No
better man lives than Uncle Beech. Grove will suffer a lost that will
be irreparable. Newton Press, March 9, 1876
J.T. Lake's wife is in a critical condition. Newton Press, March 9, 1876
January 19 1876 PARDONED CRIMINALS Something Concerning the
Exercise of Executive Clemency in Illinois.
A List of Pardons Issued to Prisoners Under Sentence for Manslaughter
and Murder. Our Penitentiary System Today as Compared with That of
Special Correspondence of the Inter Ocean Springfield, Illinois Jan.
F. Nichols; May, 1871: murder; ten years:
Cumberland County; served four years. Pardoned February. 1875.
The testimony in this case shows that the man Howe, who was killed, was
hunting up Nichols and threatening to kill him when he was shot. The
State's Attorney, County Judge, Senator Brewer, the editor of the
county paper, and a large number of citizens request this pardon. The
papers show that Nichols was very young.
Capt. Palbot, (Talbot?) of Greenup, visited our town (Newton) last week
for the purpose of leasing or effecting a purchase of the Eagle Mills.
We learn however that the parties could not come to an understanding in
regard to terms. Jan. 25, 1877
A BIRTHDAY DINNER
Sunday September 17, being the 84th birthday of Mrs. Harriet Smith, her
children, grand children and neighbors to the number of 70 gathered at
her home near Hazel Dell and spent the day with her. At the noon
hour a bountiful dinner was enjoyed by all. Those present were:
Ed Walden, wife and son, J. Copeland and wife, Joe Rader and wife,
Emory Leohr and family, Peter Leohr and family, Mrs. Frank smith and
family, John Orndorff and family. Clarence Legg and family, Guy
Finney and family, Frank Leohr and family, Albert Feathengill and
family, Will Feathengill and wife, Guy Ping and wife, Dick Baley and
wife, Wm. Tolle and wife, Ed Kitchen and family, Bob Odell and family,
Mrs. Louise Walden and daughter, Egbert Kitchen, Vern Chapman, Fanny
Copeland and Lizzie Cole. Those calling in the afternoon were
Orilla Orndorff of Casey, Mrs. Applegae and daughter, John Weaver and
family and Zene Applegate and family.
Note: Handwritten on the article is “year 1916”.
Unknown what paper the article is from.
From the scrapbook of George W. Orndorff (1854-1934) of
Casey & Johnson Twp, Clark County.
Transcribed by S. Barhydt, great-granddaughter (email@example.com)