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Jersey County Democrat – 1882Typed excerpts from the Jersey County Democrat. There may be typos.

May 11, 1882

We understand W. LEIGH and J. G. MARST?? have given up the idea of going to Alton.

The Fargo fever seems to have abated. R. B. ENGLISH, R. R. CLARIDGE and E. BUCHER have returned, and it is reported that Geo. W. ELY has lost several of his best horses, “Bald Hornet” among them. The climate did not agree with them. “Bald Hornet” stopped wheezing at Minneapolis, and stopped breathing at Fargo.

A little boy of L. HANSELL’s, seven years old, went to the Macoupin lst Saturday with an older brother and some others, fishing. Getting tired the little fellow started home, and not knowing the way, became lost, and although search was made that night, nothing could be learned of him. His mother was almost frantic when the brother returned without the little boy, and all that night and the next day the friends soured the woods in search of the missing child, who was finally found in Kane, where he was brought by a man who had found him in the woods, wandering he knew not whither. The little fellow said he did not dare walk on the railroad track, and so went into the woods, tinking [sic] he could find his way home, but walked all night till found as above stated. To say that his mother and the rest of the family were overjoyed, but faintly expresses their feelings, as they knew there were many holes in the bottom filled by the late rains with water, in which he could have been drowned, and they thank a kind providence that he was kept safe.

I will remove on or about the 17th of May, into the Dr. Hamilton building lately occupied by Miss Hattie ROBERTSON, where I shall be pleased to see all my old friends and welcome new ones. Thanking you all very kindly for your liberal patronage in the past, I assure you I will make prices so low that it will repay you to hunt me up. Respectfully, Mrs. C. H. DURKEE.

A horse belinging to Charlie JACOBS broke loose at the mill and came dashing up Carpenter street with the wagon. George PEARO, seeing it coming, attempted to stop it. He not only failed to do so, but from the injuries received has come to the conclusion that it is very imprudent to attempt to stop a runaway horse. His shoulder bone was dislocated, besides his being bery badly bruised up.

There is a marked improvement in the singing at the Baptist Sabbath School under the leadershiop of Prof. SNYDER


August 24, 1882

Miss Jennie PITTMAN gave a party last Friday nigh at the residence of her mother in honor of Miss HUTCHINSON, a young lady from St. Louis who is visiting her. All enjoyed themselves as the always do at Mrs. Pittman’s. The following young ladies and gentlemen were present: Misses Lula WARE, Flori CORY, Hattie KNAPP, Lou DUNSDON, Millie WHITENACK, Jennie HERDMAN, Winnie BARR, Emma and Helen PERRINE, Maud HENRY, St. Louis; Messrs. Mat COCKRELL, Ed. BAGLEY, Will CORY, Charlie MILES, Ed POGUE and Charles STRONG. Miss Jennie has lately purchased a new piano and there being many fine musicians present, music contributed a goodly share toward the entertainment.

Miss Helen STELLE, who has been visitng her brother in this city, has returned to her home in Upper Alton. Miss Stelle is a lady of rare educational attainments. After graduating at Shurtleff College, she adopted the profession of teaching, and now occupies an important position in the graded schools at Parsons, Kansas.

Geo. TUNISON, Whitehall, is visiting Jet KIRBY.

Dr. LANGDON, of Delhi, was in the city Saturday.

W. EADS went to Carrollton yesterday on business.

Col. WILKERSON, of Fidelity, was on our streets Saturday.

Will BROCKMAN took a pleasure drive to Elsah last Sunday.

O. B. HAMILTON and wife were visiting in Hardin recently.

Miss Lelia SCYTER has returned from her visit to Sagamon county.

Chas. FROST, the next sheriff of Jersey county, was in the city Friday.

John C. TACK is prospecting in Southwest Missouri.

Miss Winnie BARR has returned from her visit to Carlinville.

H. STELLE came home on a flying visit Thursday and left again Wednesday.

Miss Emma DU HADWAY will leave in a few days to visit relatives in Iowa City, Iowa.

James EADS, Henry BRIGHT, John A. SHEPHARD, W. DARLINGTON and S. DARLINGTON went to Gilbert lake, fishing, last Tuesday.

I. R. ELY, Fidelity, has just completed one of the finest barns in the county. Uncle Ike believes in taking care of his stock and machinery.

D. R. STELLE has the plans for his new house completed and will contract it immediately.

Henry A. WILSON, of New Haven, Mo., and Miss Ellen BARKER, of Grafton, were married last Monday, by Esquire GODFREY. Also on the same day, by esquire KIRKPATIRCK, James P. HICKMAN, and Miss Sarah RODGERS, both of Fieldon.

A Happy Anniversary. On Wednesday, the 18th inst., there occurred at the residence of Judge Geo. E. WARREN in this city one of the pleasantest social events of the season, the occasion being the 45th anniversary of the nuptial day of Mr. and Mrs. WARREN, adn also the 65th anniversary of the Judge’s birthday. The guests consisted principally of the immediate relations of the family. No speeches were offered as a regular programme had not been arranged, and the evening was spent chiefly in talking over the reminiscenses of by-gone days, after which the guests partook freely of a sumptious repast. It was an occasion on which the Judge could look back over a life of eminent usefulness assisted as he has been by one of the most amiable of spouses. His erudition and polished culture place him in the front rank of the most prominent ment in the state. The Judge is also possessed of that fire of eloquence which moves the masses as on many a gala day his spontaneous outbursts of oratory merited for him the appellation of the “Old Man Eloquent.” He is still in the prime of life and a match for any lawyer that pleads at this bar. The following members of the family greeted the joyous occasion with their presence: Mr. and Mrs. Geo. S. MILES, Clarence, Claud, Charlie and Harold; Mr. and Mrs. W. H. POGUE, Edmond, Hattie and Dudley; Mr. and Mrs. R. D. POWEL, Jennie, Robert Lee and Geo. E. WARREN, (born the 64th birth day of Judge); Mr. & Mrs. Chas. D. W. WARREN, Clarence and Charlie, jr.; Mr. and Mrs. M. A. WARREN, Fay and Harry; Mr. and Mrs. George E. WARREN, jr., and daughter Marion, and Mr. Frank W. WARREN. Those absent were Mr. and Mrs. H. C. LOVELL and three children, George, Jennie and Mamie; also Herbert MILES and H. W. POGUE, who are visiting Mrs. LOVELL at Washington, D. C.


August 31, 1882

Prof. STANHOPE, of Elsah, made us a pleasant call recently.

Charles McDANIEL, of Otterville, was on our streets yesterday.

Miss Lou WATERMAN is here visiting her sister, Mrs. Will RUE.

Fred EGELHOFF attended the concert in Grafton Tuesday evening.

Rev. STARK will return Saturday and hold services as usual Sunday.

Gustav TREPP make a flying visit to this city Thrusday from Centralia.

Misses Flora and Lelia SHEPHERD and Miss Emma PERRINE went to St. Louis yesterday.

John RICHARDS (Reb) has been quite sick the past week with dysentery, but is better now.

Prof PIKE left yesterday evening to attend the Southern Illinois Teachers Institute, which meets at Vandalia.

School commences Monday, September 11. Profs. PIKE and MURPHY have returned and are ready for business.

Geo. W. ELY, proprietor of Empire stables, St. Louis, will move his family to that city, the first of next month.

J. T. KINGSTON, of Greenville, Ill., and J. E. KINGSTON, Bardstown, Ky., are here visiting their brother, Dr. T. A. KINGSTON.

James S. PARSELL, sold the road mare Mary B., owned by James SAYER, to Thomas J. ZOOKE, of the National Stock Yards, East St. Louis, price $300.

Ira WEST bought the property on Spruce street belonging to the late William EGELHOFF and has been improved it very much, make a fine residence of it.

Charley TACK was in town last week. He has been up in Minnesota as agent for the Osborn Binders.

D. McREYNOLDS, son of Dr. A. A. McREYNOLDS, who has been employed by the Western Union Telegraph Co., as forman of line repairers, is at home visiting his parents.

There will be a picnic held in the grove near the farm of Mrs. Andrew WACHTER, on Tuesday, Sept. 12th. Proceeds to be used for the bene?t of St. Michael’s church.

Strayed, from the farm of the undersigned, Saturday last, 24 shoats, most of them black, weighing from 100 to 150 obs. Please leave any information at this office or with Frank P. HENDERSON.

P. FAHEY started for Louisiana last Sunday, to attend the trial of his brother John, for the murder of Dick FARRELL. George GARRELL went also on the same errand.

Judge BAGLEY and wife started for Lincoln, Nebraska, last Monday night on the Kansas City express. They will be absent about a week.

Supervisor EATON has partially recovered from the fall from his horse, and will be brought to Jerseyville next week, to his son George’s.

Lloyd JARBOE came home yesterday morning. Coup’s circus was siezed at Detroit for debt. Lloyd will join Forepaugh at Peoria soon.

E. S. SPENCER has sold his business to John CONKLIN and will remove to Litchfield. He wants to sell his residence on Arch street.

Mrs. C. DURKEE returned from St. Louis Monday, where she has been having her eyes treated.

J. E. BOYNTON has been quite ill from hemorrage of the bowels, caused by a strain.

C. NEUMEYER is making further improvements about his already beautiful residence.

E. S. SPENCER is giving his residence a new coat of paint.

Probably Elsah news:

We are sorry to hear that Billie BESTERFELT(?) is still unable to be out. He is overworked and should take a good long rest.

Mrs. Fred WHITE was slightly injured by falling out of a buggy last Saturday evening. A deep rut being the cause of the accident.

John CARROLL remains the same as the day he was shot, he cannot use the limbs from the waist down, and it takes two men to take care of him, reports to the contratry notwithstanding.

Print SWANN’s house was burned to the ground, last Thursday while the famly were away attending a picnic. Cause of fire so far unknow.

General HARTLY has resigned the position of small-pox nurse. His other duties being more pressing than usual, he could not attend to both. Dr. WARREN is the only person to see after the sick at present.

The Garrel family are all reported well of the small-pox, some had only the varioloyd, but think the lady that died had the small-pox of the most virulent character.

Last Sunday C. H. KELLY, of the Independent, accompanied by our popular county school superintendent, Prof. Lott PENNINGTON, came down to Elsah to see their numerous friends.

Fieldon news:

Prof. John SNIDER came through Fieldon on is way to Hardin. He expects to get up a singing class in Fieldon.

Miss Dora DAKE, of Kane, is visiting friends in Fieldon.

Miis Anna PINKERTON goes from here to Kane this week.

Miss Kate WATSON, of Hardin, visiting at Bart MORRISONS’ under the bluff.

Mrs. Mariah BRIGGS and Miss Lucy have returned to Fieldon.

Mr. Wm. FORD, of Jerseyville, is about to move his family into C. S. OLNEY’s house. He comes here with the intention of putting up an extensive machine shop if he meets with proper encouragement from our business men and the prominent farmers.

Wm. H. H. WEST has brough out a new engine and separator and engaged in threshing.

S. A. SHAW, John GARRELL and Fred LOELLKEE, citizens of Fieldon, are doing first-class threshing with theri splendid engines and vibrator separators. They each have a capacity of twelve hunderd bushels per day, but sometimes thresh more with an extra run. They have two platforms, two band cutters and 44 inch cylinders.

Mr. I. N. MOORE, that owns the Sebastion WATSON farm, will soon commence to erect a levee to secure all of his low lands from overflow.

Scooly F. HOUSEHOLDER sold a team of mules to a Greene county farmer last week for $325 cash.

It is reported that Frank KADAL, Henry WEIGHARD, Wm. CRIGGER and Wm. ROTH are fattening their hogs on wheat.

Jacob STRAUSSER is going to build a house to rent out.

Mike HERTING and John KROUSE have nice cool rooms for their saloons, keep refreshments, tobacco and cigars, canned goods, etc. They always have ice and lemons for the accomodation of the sick. They have a fine line of brandies, wines, porter and ale for medical purposes. Their business places are quite, and neither of them can [sic, be] accused of violating the Sunday laws.

John KRIER, our popular blacksmith, and Mrs. Jenny MacNALLY, of Jerseyville, were married last week. They expect to move here as soon as a house can be obtained.


September 14, 1882

Mrs. E. H. FISHELL and son arrive home yesterday morning from a two months visit to Indiana.

Lloyd JARBOE has some very curious specimens of Arkansas pottery, procured while travelling with Coup’s circus this season. The most attractive of the collection is a large water pitcher moulded in the form of a frog. He also has a Mexican chip hat curiously ornamented.

C. POETTGEN’s saloon was entered last Sunday afternoon and four dollars abstracted from the drawer. The thieves entered through a back window after breaking the wooden slats that protected it. Monday, the officers suspecting one of Pat O’CONNOR’s boys and one of McDERMONT’s, arrested them, when they confessed and returned three dollars of the money. Judge COCKRELL bound them over to the grand jury in $200 each.

An amusing incident occurred last Saturday evening on Main street, occasioned by the attempt on the part of one of our city belles to ride a horse which was much inclined to take advantage of the lady’s timidity. After the lady had gone about two blocks from the stable the horse concluded to go no further, whereupon and M. D. with the gallantry of Amadis?de Gaul, offered his services; but as soon as the driver disappeared the animal began his pranks again and the lady was compelled to dismount and the horse was quietly led back to the stable, while the disconsolate rider wended her way homeward on foot.

The Soiree Musicale given by Prof. BARLOW’s class at Villinger’s hall last Tuesday evening was not patronized as it deserved. The singing and instrumental music were as a rule excellent, and Prof. BLISH’s orchestra excelled any former effort. . . .

Council Proceedings, Jerseyville, Ill., Sept. 1882. Application of Henry MALOY to keep dram shop accompanied by bond, with Joseph MALONY and Michael DURNEY as securities, granted and bond approved. Petition of citizens for reinstatement of Officer DODSON upon the police force . . . The undersigned Aldermen referring to the petition presented to the council requesting that Mr. Junius DODSON be retained on the police force of the city, would say; that at the last regular meeting of the city council the services of Mr. DODSON were dispensed with for the reason that the city marshal stated that with two policemen he felt he could maintain good order, and the third policeman was therefore unnecessary. . . . We reach this conclusion from the further consideration that Wm. BURNS has been on duty as night watchman, and has given general satisfaction. . . W. E. CARLIN, John FOX, R. A. KING, Wm. EMBLY, Wm. EADS.

C. V. PERRINE has forty acres of corn that from present appearances will yield seventy bushels per acre.

The young men of Jerseyville are contemplating organizing a gymnasium this winter.

Mat COCKRELL is clerking in the bank of Medora during the absence of C. W. TEITSORT in Michigan.

Misses Flora and Arizina KEITH returned last Saturday from Kansas.

Prof. HOFFMAN has given such excellent satisfaction as principal of the Grafton schools that the board of education employed him again for the fourth time. He will continue his labors thre, and the patrons of the school need have no apprehensions because of his candidacy for county superintendent on the republican ticket. Col. EDGAR’s effusions notwithstanding.

Kane news:

Gill YAEGER, of St. Louis, visited his father, H. C. YAEGER last week.

E. SCUTT has moved into the house formerly occupied by Enoch LITTLEFIELD.

Nora BURLU who stole Albert HUNTER’s gun, was bound over to court for the sum of $300 which he failed to give, and was taken to Carrollton adn lodged in jail. His son was released. [note: Nora is correct, not a typo.]

Miss Clara SAYSTER, of Elkhart, Iowa, is visiting Mrs. J. B. ENSLOW.

The ladies of the Baptist church gave an ice cream sociable at the residence of J. T. WILLIAMS, Thursday of last week.

Hamp GREEN returned from Texas last week.

Miss Anna MALEY, of Jerseyville, is visiting her cousin, Miss Anna GAVIN.

R. N. McCLURE, Chas. SIMONDS and other of Jerseyville was in town Sunday.

John SIGLE, of Pittsfield, is clerking in Renick’s drug store at present.

Robert BROCK and wife, of Jerseyville, were visiting in town Monday.

John SCOTT, who was so badly beaten some time ago is thought to be insane, and will be taken to Jacksonville soon.

Mrs. Maggie HAINES, and Misses Minnie and Lucy SHUTTERLY and Mr. W. C. SHUTTERLY, of Knoxville, Tenn., departed Monday morning for their home after a four weeks visit to their uncle, John HENDERSON, in Old Kane.

Geo. FRASK, of Whitehall, was on our streets Friday.

Miss Hannah CASEY, of Jacksonville, is visiting her folks this week.

Will LASON returned from Kansas City Thursday.

Probably Elsah news:

Miss Adelia CARTY, of St. Louis, is spending a few days in Elsah, visiting her friend Miss Bertha STEPHANY.

Mr. and Mrs. LYNCH, Mr. and Mrs. Hutchinson, and Prof. MURPHY and wife, of your city, were the guests of Mr. LOEHR and family last Sunday.

Last Saturday evening quite a merry party of ladies and gentlemen took a trip to Grafton and return on the Spread Eagle, we noticed as part of the party: Mr. Ed. LOCKE and Miss Sallie MILLER, Mr. Albert LAMB and his sister, Laura, Mr. Lawrence LAMB and Miss Eva LURTON, Mr. Curt SLATEN and Miss Em. Lou LURTON, Mr. Ed. LURTON and Miss Carrie PENNIFILL, Mrs. James BUCKLES and Miss Olivia ROURK, Mrs. Chas. DORAN and Miss Mamie BUCKLES, Mr. Jacob REINTGES and Miss Emma RAMMELKAMP, Mr. LYNCH and wife, Prof. MURPHY and wife, Mr. HUTCHINSON and wife, Mr. Chris LOEHR, with Miss GAUSMAN and Miss Lou REINTGES, and several more that we failed to learn theri names. A good time was had.

Fieldon news:

Jim FINCH’s bus came through Fieldon last Sunday, in regular metropolitan style. The bus was full and we would guess some of those inside were also, as they were hanging out of the windows.

John W. WEGMAN, the teacher of our catholic school has a printing press, and is prepared to do all kinds of job printing.

Miss Vada BRIGGS will teach the school at Otterville.

Miss Lydia ARKEBAUER is visiting her old friends and looking after her interests in the millinery store here.

Geo. WOLF and lady made us a pleasant call this week, also Mr. PILGER and lady made us a pleasant call last week.

Mr I. N. MOORE has been sowing wheat on the Illinois bottom for over a week and it is coming up nicely.

Jo BORUFF has bought a skiff and spread a tent over it, and will move his family to Dogtail Bend, for the purpose of cutting steam wood.

Lem BREWER skipped out with his family one night last week.

Dr. WASHBURN removed a piece of the upper jaw bone from John SAPPS’ child this week. It was caused by CancrumOris.


November 2, 1882

Married. Last Wednesday evening the residence of Mr. E. A. HARTWICK, one mile south of town, was brilliantly illuminated in honor of the marriage of his daughter Carrie to Mr. Jett SUNDERLAND. The house was well filled with invited guests, there being about seventy five present. At eight o’clock the happy couple entered the parlor and in a few minutes were made one by Rev. HEAGLE. The bride was becomingly attired in white and the groom wore the conventional black, white tie and kids. After the congratulations the company repaired to the dining room, where a bountiful repast was spread and to which all did ample justice. About midnight the guests departed, wishing Mr. and Mrs. J. B. SUNDERLAND a happy and prosperous life. The following presents were received: Set silver knives, forks and spoons, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd SUNDERLAND, parent of the groom; $20, Mr. and Mrs. James PERRINGS, Mrced, Cal., aunt and uncle of the bride; china set, 54 pieces, Harriet, Annie and Ella Sunderland; silver pickle castor, J. W. SUNDERLAND and wife; lace pillow shams and toilet set, Miss Ella hartwick; water service, Geo. WOODRUFF and wife; silver pickle castor, L. P. SQUIRES and wife; silver castor, Will SUNDERLAND and Miss Vinia IRVIN; tea set, Wm. PERRINGS and wife; set solid silver teaspoons, Mrs. E. LOY; parlor lamp, James and Lloyd W. SUNDERLAND; fruit dish, Miss Almira WOODRUFF; silver berry dish, Will and Rob KIRBY and sisters; tea set, Wm SQUIER and wife; silver butter dish, Doug DAVIS; countrpain, J. P. SUNDERLAND and wife; cake stand and half dozen individual salts, Charley and Georgie WOODRUFF; silver pickle fork, Miss Rebecca HANKINSON; silver berry dish, Henry CRAIG and sisters; pitcher, half dozen goblets and pair of majolica bread plates, James McREYNOLDS and wife; water service, Mr. E. J. STELLE and Cretie; silver cake stand, Will and Carrie CORY, Kane; pair fruit dishes, O. A. TIFF and wife; silver salt stand, Charley and Laura BERKENMEYER; linen table cloth, L. KIRKPATRICK and wife; solid silver teaspoons, Mrs. H. D. CHRISTOPHER and Maggie; cake stand, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore HILL; pickle castor, Geo. ADAMS; one dozen desert dishes, Wm. NUTT and wife, Kane; lamp, Miss Mattie WOODRUFF; pair bouquets, Walter PERRINGS.

Grafton news:

Prof. HUFFMAN and Tom HANSELL are making quite a vigorous canvass especiall on the south side.

A. D. FLEAK has got the New Imperial nearly ready to launch. Mr. A. D. Fleak has been visiting friends in St. Louis.

Mr. W. H. GEARING contmplates moving back to his farm near Grafton.

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