Effingham County, Illinois
According to the Effingham Republican of January 29 the editor of that paper had just received a letter from C. R. Davis at Springfield, Ill., in which Mr. Davis informed Editor Scherbarth he was 81 years of age on the 28th. Mr. Davis, or "Cale" as the boys like to call him in this county, is one of the state's oldest editors. He published a paper in Louisville soon after his muster-out in the Civil War, and later - he was the editor and publisher of the Louisville Republican. Since that time, and we believe about the last country newspaper experience, he was editor and publisher of the Effingham Republican for a period of years. Pinckneyville, Sparta and Farina are some of his older battle-grounds. Mr. Davis resides now at Springfield, where he is employed in the state's printing office, but he has retained from his youth his Masonic relationship with Louisville. He is the lodge's oldest member.[Source: "The Flora Journal-Record" (Clay Co., Ill.) 12 February 1925]
State's Attorney Taylor of Effingham county, Joe Deter of Dieterich, and Harry Webster of Bible Grove Township, foregathered with Miss Mae Erwin, abstractress, in this city, last Monday for the transaction of some land title business.[Source: "The Flora Journal-Record" (Clay Co., Ill.) 12 February 1925]
We hear that Henry Dust and family have gone to Teutopolis, Ill. [Camas Prairie chronicle. (Cottonwood, Idaho), 02 Jan. 1903]
F. Hattrup and W. Probst, from Teutopolis, were here visiting Mr. and Mrs. Hattrup and family during this week. [Camas Prairie chronicle. (Cottonwood, Idaho), 28 July 1911]
James Johnston went to St. Louis this morning to attend the marriage of his sister-in-law, Miss Belle Hawley, this evening.[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, February 27, 1879]
Last Wednesday evening in response to invitations quite a company of Effingham's jolly young folks boarded the southbound train to attend the nuptials of Mr. S. W. Lucas and Miss Katie LaRew...[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, October 17, 1878]
John F. Nuxoll, one of the most successful farmers of the Greencreek country, yesterday paid this office a pleasant call also several yearly subscriptions - his own and for his brother Barney H. Nuxoll of Teutopolis, Ill. [Cottonwood chronicle. (Cottonwood, Idaho), 22 Feb. 1918]
Sisters See Each Other First Time in 38 Years
Mrs. Nellie (Smith) Wehrly of Portland, Oregon came Wednesday to visit her sister, Mrs. R (Rudolph) Bandalow and attend her golden wedding celebration. Mrs. Wehrly left Illinois in 1903 and this is the first time the sisters have seen each other in 38 long years. [Beecher City Journal, 16 Oct 1941 - Submitted by Barbara Aehlert]
Judge William B. Wright of Effingham, who was often presided at the sessions of the Clay County Circuit Court, and is popular with both the Clay County Bar and the people of this county, is spending five or six weeks this winter visiting his son, Dr. William Wright, and family at Los Angeles, Calif. Mrs. Wright is with the Judge.[Source: "The Flora Journal-Record" (Clay Co., Ill.) 12 February 1925]
Effingham, Ill., Nov. 13, 1891
Mrs. Holles, of Greenville, visited Mrs. Nellie White this week.
Miss Myrtle Bessie expects to depart in a few days for a six weeks visit with her brother in Little Rock, Ark.
Miss Lutie Moore has opened a dancing school in this city.
Mrs. McCauley, of Olney, Department Inspector W.R.C., inspected Yates' Corps in this city Tuesday afternoon. She was the guest of Mrs. A.B. Johnson while in town.
Mrs. W.B. Lyons and daughter, of Sedalia, Mo., are guests of Mrs. W.L. Lett.
Mrs. George Spaker is visiting the family of her son, Henry, in Rich Hill, Mo.
Miss Irene Cleare's Kindergarten School at the College gave a very enjoyable concert Tuesday evening. The "Wee Ours" acquitted themselves very creditably.
Mrs. Hale Johnson and Mrs. Harry Lathrop, of Newton, visited Mrs. Mary S. Stevens and Mrs. Julia Campbell this week.
Captain F.B. Schooley returned home Tuesday from an extensive trip in the Northwest, representing the Effingham Furniture Factory.
Miss Libbie James, of Decatur, and Miss Maud Leith, of Mason, are visiting Mrs. F.J. Bowling.
A car of cotton was damaged by fire to the extent of $500 in the city last Monday morning.
Mrs. Jennie Idler and Mrs. Caffie Kelsey, of Terre Haute, visited with Mrs. Mahala Newcomb this week.
The fall term of Austin College closed Thursday evening. The exercises as presented by the chemistry class on that occasion were very interesting.
Mrs. Vina Moore, of Atlantic City, N.J., and Mrs. Farand, of Vandalia, visited Mrs. M.A. Newcomb a few days ago.
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Walker returned Friday from the funeral of Mrs. Walker's mother, Mrs. Butler, of Lexington, Mo.
Dr. Matthews is making a collection of the writings of the late Alonzo Hilton Davis, of Omaha, Neb., to be published for the benefit of the young poet's family. Mr. Davis was born and reared in this country.
The event of the week here has been the chrysanthemum show, given at the Temple, by the Ladies' Library Association. The display was very fine and greatly exceeded the expectations of all. Thirty-eight entries were made, and premiums to the amount of almost $300 were awarded. Charles Graham, an Indianapolis florist of nearly forty years' experience, was the judge, and pronounced the display the best amateur show he ever attended.
[Source: The Daily Inter Ocean, (Chicago, IL) Sunday, November 15, 1891; pg. 19 - tr. by N. Kramer]
Local News - Friday June 4, 1897
Wm. Wetherell was a business visitor to Shelbyville Monday.
Emerson Griffith of Windsor spent Sunday in this neighborhood.
Supervisor, Micheal Weber, of Herborn was in town Monday.
Mrs. Geo. Oswald and children of Effingham visited friends and relatives here Saturday.
A number of our townspeople attended the baptismal ceremonies at Wolf Creek Sunday afternoon.
Sam Miller, Rumley and Co's big-hearted and jovial salesman, spent Sunday with homefolks.
Bob Tarrant delivered egg-case lumber from Stewardson to Metzler Bros., Monday.
Mann & Radloff shipped a car load of stock from this place, Tuesday.
Miss Ida Metzler visited friends and relatives in Strasburg over Sunday.
Wanted: Old rubber, copper, and brass, for cash. George Laue.
Dr. F. L. Ingram, of Stewardson, was a business visitor to our fair city Monday evening.
Judicial election Monday, June 7th. Three circuit judges and one supreme judge to be elected.
Mrs. N. Mann and daughter Mary, visited friends in Stewardson Saturday last.
Herman Metzler came down from Strasburg Wednesday and spent a few hours in this city.
Walter Talcott and Fred Ricketts of Stewardson were seen on our busy thoroughfares, Tuesday evening.
Wm. Hooten, a former resident of this part of the country, now of Effingham, was shaking hands with his many friends here Tuesday.
I have just received a nice line of new buggies, and will sell them at reasonable prices. W. F. Laue.
The Van Treese Children's Day exercises have been postponed for a few weeks. Notice of which will be give in these columns in due time.
Rev. T. M. Griffith, of Moweaqua, was in town calling on his friends a few days of this week. The Rev. looks hale and hearty, as of yore.
Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Tryon were out from Effingham Tuesday and spent the day with Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Phifer.
I have some bargains in second-hand Buggies and Bicycles. Going very cheap. Call early. W. F. Laue.
M. H. Dennis of southwestern Minn., arrived here Tuesday night to attend the funeral ceremonies of his mother, who was buried Wednesday.
Found: A pocketbook containing money. Owner may have same by calling on the undersigned and paying for this notice. L. H. Gerling.
'Squire McDaniel came down from Stewardson Thursday noon to see the result of the young cyclone. 'Squire says it's a forerunner of prosperity.
Henry Hoese of Chicago came down Thursday evenining for an extended visit with relatives here and at Altamont. Henry looks as if he had been well fed.
George Kelly and wife and son Milton, and son-in-law John Crowl, and wife, of Findlay, attended the funeral rites of the former's sister Mrs. G. H. Dennis, Wednesday.
An Indiana man was received at the Jeffersonville reformatory a few days ago to serve a term for stealing a bicycle and a cow. At the time of his arrest he was riding the wheel and leading the cow.
Under the supervision of the street committee, and the very efficient street commissioner, John Giesler, the streets are being graded and otherwise filled up in good --yea, first class shape.
Metzler Bros., have put two ventilating windows in the rear upper portion of their store room. A great improvement not only in the way of ventilation but as to the admission of light as well.
The only strawberry patch of any considerable size in this section of the country, to our knowledge is the one belonging to Metzler Bros. They have shipped from this patch quite a large number of berries this season. This is a very profitable business and our farmers might do their best by engaging more extensively in this business.
Several of our property owners have treated the metal roofs of their buildings with a coat of Trinidad Asphalt paint the past few days. This is the best preparation for shingle, as well as metal roofs, that is sold on the market. Ed Metzler keeps it in stock and our advice to property owners would be to give it a wider use than they have in the past. [Shumway Advance, Friday June 4, 1897, page 1]
[Shumway Advance, Friday June 4, 1897, page 1; tr. by R. Veerman]
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