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Jersey County Democrat – 1883Typed excerpts from the Jersey County Democrat. There may be typos.

January 25, 1883

H. A. TUNEHORST is selling pianos, organs, musical instruments, watches and jewelry at his Tunehorst’s Music Parlor.

Otterville News:

We are under obligation to our efficient member, Walter E. CARLIN, for favors in the way of papers from Springfield.

Potatoes have already been frozen in cellars in this vicinity.

Several parties about Otterville are talking of moving West.

Prosper NOBLE, formerly of Otterville, has found a silver mine in New Mexico.

Fred GIERS, formerly of Otterville, now runs a dairy farm near Denver, Col.

Thos. TERRY, who went to New Mexico last summer is in the banking business in Trinidad.

Reuben CURTIS, also a short time ago one of our citizens, now has a big sheep ranch in Kansas.

Ch.(?) CAMPBELL and Osborn ASHFORD, two of our young men, are also interested in sheep raising in Kansas.

Mrs. BELL, an old lady living in Otterville, and mother of our well known citizen, James BELL, is seriously affected by a cancer on her lower hip. Physicians from Jerseyville will, this week, by the use of a knife cut the cancer off.

A new industry has been started in Otterville by some of our enterprising young men, and it promises to make times more lively. It is a dog canning establlishment. The modus operandi is to tie a tin can to some dog’s tail. The young man who seemed to be president of the company told us that dogs canned in this way are sure to keep out of town.


J. W. MULBERRY is down sick at the Kane hotel.

P. J. McCARTHY was in Chesterfield last week.

Mike CRONAN was married in Alton last Tuesday night.

The Misses GREENE opened their new millinery store this week.

Chas. MORMAN, Jeff DAVIS and John TUMBO gave Jerseyville a call Monday.

James WILSON says its a girl. If you don’t believe it just watch him laugh.

Chas. MORMAN will clerk in Pope’s grocery store next month.

January 25, 1883

Jerseyville is booming. The money for the opera house is all raised and about $500 towards another $1,000 to make it the handsomest buildng of the kind this side of Chicago. Hon. Geo. W. WARE has contracted for about 100,000 brick and will erect and handsome block of buildings on the corner of Main and Pearl. Now, if we could have a first class water works we would experience a boom such as would make the heart of every citizen happy, and if we but think so we can have water flowing all over town in two years. Let all our business men agitate the water works question and it will be an assured fact.

Mr. Joe SUNDERLAND came to town last Thursday evening to attend the revival meeting at the Baptist church, and tied his mules in from of E. A. HAMILTON’s store. Some miscreant cut the halters and drove them off, and they were found next day at the residence of W. L. SCOTT, northwest of town, where they had stopped about nine o’clock the evening before. The front of the sleigh was broken and the robes and blankets stolen. It is a pity that the parties cannot be punished as they deserve.

February 8, 1883

Last Sunday the sleighing was the finest ever seen in this county. The roads were smooth and about three inches of snow and ice covered them. People with sleighs improved the opportunity for a sleigh-ride.

Six persons were baptised at the Baptist church last Sunday night, as follows: Mr. and Mrs. Oscar LANDON, Mrs. J. G. McREYNOLDS, Lizzie CARTRIGHT, Milus CRAY, and John BUSHKIE. The meetings still continue, Rev. CLARK from Carollton assisting.

Last Saturday night an engine ran off the track at the C. & A. depot in this city, owing to the ice on the track, and an extra engine was sent to pull it on; this also got off the track and required the aid of still another engine. The 5 p.m. train did not leave here till about 11 o’clock.

Last week we saw at the stable of C. E. BOWMAN as fine a lot of horses as it has been our lot to look upon for a long time. Ten of them were Normans and seven of other breeds, but all good stock and gathered in Jersey county by a gentleman from Godfrey who has shipped sever other loads from here.

The Carrollton Gazette last week said: “Ed MINER has fitted up a room in the old court house till it looks like a palace.” Meeting Mr. Miner last Saturday we inquired what he had done and learned that he had swept a few of the cobwebs down and cleaned the floor. They have always been afraid to do this before, as it was dangerous to take away any supports from the corners, but since the cupola has been demolished they are cleaning up a little.

March 29, 1883


R. G. FAIN was in St. Louis Thursday.

T. J. ENSLOW and Frank FELTER gave Jerseyville a call Thursday.

James JOHNSON who was hurt by a runaway last Wednesday is getting along very well and will be able to go around in two or three days.

Miss Annie GAVIN was visiting in Jerseyville Thursday.

D. C. STANTON, mail agent of the C. & A. R.R. was in town Thursday.

B. J. HALL, traveling auditor of the U. S. Express, was here Friday.

James W. MULBERRY, formerly of Kane and lately of Girard, Ills., died at the latter place on Wednesday last of congestion. He had lately married Mrs. Hannah CHRISTOPHER of Jerseyville.

Mr. OGLE, our railroad agent resigned last week, and H. HOWELL is the new agent.

Mrs. WHITE of Carrollton visited Mrs. P. FENITY, Friday.

Geo. WOOLSEY and wife departed for theri future home, Mexico, Mo., Friday.

Geo. PARKER returned from CArlinville, Ills., Friday last.

Prof. J. S. DECK said he was in Jerseyville Saturday.

Miss Maggie SNODGRASS of Jerseyville was visiting here Saturday.

Mrs. R. G. FAIN and Mrs. A. G. HUGHES were in Jerseyville Saturday.

Geo. W. TRASK of Whitehall sold his property in Kane to N. L. FLTER for $1,800 on Saturday last.

Mallie MORRIS, formerly of Kane but lately of St. Louis, was visiting here Saturday and Sunday.

Harrington, the American Ventriloquist gave an etertainment in Felter’s hall Saturday evening, which was well attended.

Ask Jim CRONE what blacked his eye. He will tell you that his gun kicked him, but he didn’t know that there was two loads in one barrel.

Jno. CASEY, train despatcher of the Jacksonville South Eastern R.R., spent Sunday here.


Miss Jenny SKIFF was visiting at Rosedall this week.

Mrs. LYNCH, from the county farm and Miss HUTCHINSON, from Jerseyville, were visiting here last week.

Mrs. Mariah BRIGGS is removing to Fieldon.

Miss Tilda ARKEBAUER is visiting at Ashley, Ill.

The grand juries of Greene and Jersey counties have about cleaned whisky out of Spankey.

The editor of the Mt. Vernon News offers to bet a jug of buttermilk, that he can, beat the state in corn, having an ear with 26 rows. Mr. Mace MEDFORD of Fieldon says he will take all such bets as that, he having an ear of corn grown on his farm here, with 28 rows. The writer of this article saw an ear of the Mammouth Dent corn, raised on Illinois bottom, with 40 full rows of corn on it.

There is not a day but from one to a half dozen hunting parties pass through Fieldon eith going to or coming from McFain’s Lake. It takes about two teams to haul a complete outfit of boats, tents and furniture for a party of 8 or 10 hunters. Those living within 20 or 30 miles usually stay about a week on a hunt, and make probably a dozen such hunts in a year. Those that come from 50 to 150 miles saty longer, and those that hunt for the purpose of shipping game to market, stay about three months at a time. The experts kill from 20 to 80 each a day, and other kill but few. Those that have decoys and duck callers seem to do the best. It is necessary to have a boat for successful hunting. Shorty HANSELL showed us some canvass back ducks, the first we ever saw. McFain’s Lake is the only place in this part of Illinois, where they will light. A Methodist minister, from Jerseyville, by the name of CLINE is reported to be a successful hunter. One day last week we counted 181 shots fired around the borders of the Lake in 80 minutes by the watch, and it was about the average of the shooting. We had the pleasure of eating fat duck in one of the several tents from Jerseyville, with your genial citizens, the two Billy HALLs, Jim EADS, Lot PENNINGTON, Mr. HOMES, Jim FINCH and others. . . . Snipe shooting will soon be here, and also the wood cock.

May 10, 1883


Dr. BARRY, of Jerseyville, was in town Thursday.

Ask Geo. BROOKS who he woke up the other morning.

R. N. McCLURE, of Jerseyville, was on our streets Saturday.

Miss Lulu VINSON and Miss Maud SELBY, of Jerseyville, were visiting her Saturday.

Miss Susie GREEHE was visiting in Carrollton Saturday.

Miss Mollie HENDRICKSON returned home from Mt. Hope last week.

Ruben OZBUN had a fine cow to die Sunday.

Richard PERKINS was here on Monday looking fat.

Miss Hannah GREENE was in Carrollton Sunday.

EGELHOFF and CORY, both of Jerseyville, were in town Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. A. B. ALLEN, of Jerseyville, were visiting here Sunday.

Geo. SMITH has gone to St. Louis to work at the carpenter trade.

Al HUGHES received a telegram from Darlington, Mo., announcing the death of his father on Monday last.

Dr. SIMPSON was down from Carrollton Tuesday.

Dave ENSLOW, of Macoupin county, is visiting his brother J. B., this week.

Dr. O. K. REYNOLDS was in Whitehall Tuesday.

Charles MORMAN, Jim KIRBY and Tom DELICATE went to Carrollton Tuesday.

Miss Clara GARDINER was visiting in Carrollton Tuesday.

Charles ADAMS who shot and killed Wm. NICHOLS on the train near Schell City, Mo. is a brother to Wm. ADAMS of Kane, and was to be here this week. It is said that he was crazed from drink.

May 31, 1883

James DAVIS charged with the murder of John SCHMIDT near the mouth of Otter creek on the 19th or 20th, was committed to jail Sunday night to await the action of the grand jury.

Just before the telegarm was received announcing the death of James FULKERSON, a letter came stating that he was improving.

June 7, 1883

James ARMSTRONG lost a valuable mare last Sunday while driving to Carrollton. He noticed something ws the matter with her and drove to a house near by and unhitched, when the mare fell over and died in a few minutes.

Messrs. Ford LEWIS and Bart GREENE returned from Nebraska Monday, where they have been attending the land sale of the Otto reservation. Land sold exceedingly high, raw prairie bringing from fifteen to thrity dollars per acre.

September 13, 1883 [note the news was to have been published the previous week]

The game of base ball Wednesday, between the Kane Stars and the Jerseyville pick nine, the latter won by a score of 28 to 18, our boys say the umpire was fair to both sides.

Everybody is attending court at Carrollton this week.

Dennis NOONAN, of the Girard Coal Co., was in town Thursday.

The ice cream sociable given by the ladies of the Baptist church Thursday, at the residence of A. CHRISTY, was a grand success.

Last Thursday your correspondent received a letter from the Monager of Booth’s theatre asking about a certain young lady in Kane. The manager, John Stebson, is like all others, he wants to know if her parents are willing for her to go on the stage. When your correspondent went to her residence last Saturday, her mother said not sir, she shan’t go on any stage and please tell Mr. Stebson that whe won’t go on the stage anyhow. The above mentioned lady has been stage struck for some time, and no doubt every person knows it. We withhold her name.

Miss Bettie CARR, of Jerseyville, was visiting in town Thursday.

Miss Katie GUYRE is going to school in Normal.

Chas. HUFF, of St. Louis was in town Saturday.

Kane has a big crowd of men, but has none brave enough to take hold of John ABBOTT who had a fit Saturday night on Main street.

Miss Hannah GREENE was visiting in Carrollton Saturday.

Chas. UPDYKE and Harry ABRAMS, of Carrollton, gave us a call Sunday.

Wm. DAVIS, of Whitehall, paid us a visit Sunday.

Wm. NUTT, of Kane, is running a stand at the Carlinville fair.

Pat and John DUNPHY, Link DUNSDON and Geo. REED, all of Jerseyville, were in town Sunday.

T. C. MALONE was in Girard Saturday.

September 20, 1883


D. E. NEELEY, formerly R.R. Agent here, was on Sept. 1st appointed Chief Operator of the St. L. I. M. & S. R.R.

The game of base ball here Thursday between the Stars and the Carrollton Blues broke up in a row in the 8th inning, the Umpire was going for Carrollton but Kane would not stand teh racket. The score stood 30 to 20 for Kane.

Ned HEFFERSON moved in town Tuesday last.

Monday evening as teh section men were taking the hand car off the track to let a freight train pass, Jerry CRONAN, one of the hands, got in fromt of the hand car and tried to keep it from running down the bank. The car run against him knocking him down and running over his right leg and breaking it below the knee. Dr. BURNETT was sent for and set the leg. The R.R. doctor arrived Monday evening and said that Cronan was getting along nicely.

Worth ENGISH, policeman, run two of teh Kane boys in the cooler Monday night and Tuesday morning there was no one in there and the door was wide open. Worth wants to know who knocked th lock off, but some people say that some one put dynamite in it.

The trial between John SCOTT and A. G. HUGHES was put off till the next term of court.

Jim TARLEY paid Justice WYATT $5 and cost Monday for raising Kane.

Jake SNOW who has been in Iowa for five years, returned home Tuesday.

October 18, 1883

Last Saturday Mr. Johnson NORRIS was teh victim of a pair of slick sharpers. While alone in his restaurant a stranger entered hurriedly and rushing back to the rear of the store said “the back part of your store is on fire.” Of course Mr. Norris ran out preceded by the informant and seeing no signs of fire came back only to find the money drawer open and empty. He lost about eight dollars. Some think he should have known better, but if the building had been on fire and Mr. Norris had paid no attention to the alarm they would have censured him still more.

Joseph MURPHY, a butcher of Alton, committed suicide last Friday evening, by hanging himself with the horse halter. Sickness and financial trouble caused it. He was a brother-in-law of Mr. Henry SCHEFFER, of this city, his wife being a sister of Mrs. Scheffer. Mr. Murphy left his family in good circumstances, his financial trouble being more imagined than real.

At 8 o’clock this evening Mr. Murry TRABUE and Miss Rosa OWENS will be united in matrimony at the bride’s residence near Edwardsville, Ill. Mr. Trabue has already completed a nice residence on his farm a few miles east of this city, and after the bridal tour will return to his cosy home with his fair bride, who will be joyously received by their numerous friends.

Chris LUTZ was arrested by Revenue Agents KEHOE adn BURKE last Monday for selling bottled beer without a license, and having done this four years was made to pay a fine of $360. It is but justice to Mr. Lutz to state that he supposed he had the same right ot deliver the beer in bottles as in kegs, and as no one had interfered with him n times past, supposed he was doing no wrong.

October 25, 1883

The Wedding of MISS ADA AMES and MR. HENRY TURNER at Notch Cliffe:
     We presume the grandest wedding that ever took place in the county occurred last week, Wednesday, at Elsah, and we publish the account of it as given in the Post-Dispatch. If St. Louis gentlemen desire wealthy and handsome wives they have but to come to “Little Jersey” for them. The Democrat extends congratulations. The contract before marriage may seem strange to some, but is customary in Europe.
     At high noon today, MISS ADA AMES, oldest daughter of the late EDGAR AMES of this city and granddaughter of HON. EDGAR SEMPLE of Illinois, was married to MR. HENRY TURNER, son of the late JUDGE HENRY TURNER of this city, and grandson of JUDGE LUCAS. The marriage took place at Notch Cliffe, the country residence of the bride’s mother, MRS. LUCY V. SEMPLEAMES. The bridal party, consisting of bridesmaids, groomsmen, and members of the family, left the city by the 3 o’clock boat yesterday, and spent the night at Notch Cliffe. This morning at 9 o’clock the Spread Eagle, which had been chartered for the occasion, left the foot of Washington Avenue, conveying the guests, 100 in number, to their destination, which they reached about noon.
     Notch Cliffe is one of the noted places upon the Mississippi. Situated upon one of the highest palisades that guard the river at this point, it presents a perfect picture of a baronial castle of the olden time, with its little village nesting in the valley below, and this little village, Elsah, with its crooked streets and houses all built of stone, some of them over 100 years old, looks as if it had been transported entire from Rhineland. At Elsah landing carriages waited to convey the guests over the handsome private road which leads by a circuitous route over rustic bridges and through tangled undergrowth up to the mansion, which is built upon a broad terraced plateau overlooking the river and surrounding country for many miles around. Upon the stone terrace which forms one side of the roadway is placed at intervals, vases filled with blooming plants and vines, and groups of tropical plants. The house is built of stone, rough-hewn from the quarry, and transported to this elevated height at great expense. A long flight of stone steps lead up to the hallway. Situated is the great stone tower, which is crowned by an observatory; from this doorway there is an enchanting view of the river between twocliffs, hence the place obtained the named “Notch Cliffe.” On the right of the hall as you enter, is the drawing room, with large bay window and folding doors leading into the library, which opens upon a wide veranda, from which there is another view of the river. On the other side of the hall, across from the library, is the large dining room, which leads into the conservatories. Today this whole floor is thrown open for the guests, and the elaborate bridal dejeuner was served in the billiard room below. The drawing room is carpeted with green velvet and elegantly furnished, the upholstering being of green satin. Here the floral decorations, under the charge of ETHSON, were superb; cut flowers in beautiful designs, and groups of plants were used very effectively; large trays three feet long filled with roses, and carnations of every hue, were placed before each mirror. Upon the mantelpiece of the library was a book covered with choice bouquets intended as souvenirs for the guests. In the drawing room another large tray of flowers was placed in front of the mirror. Upon the mantelpiece was a gilded crescent, three feet high, filled with rare flowers, flanked by baskets of Marachal Neil and tube roses. The bay window was a perfect bower of bloom. A marriage bell, composed of white roses, carnations and tube roses, was suspended from the center, with cordone of smilax and gay colored flowers connecting it with the chandelier, and forming a canopy beneath which the bridal party stood. The orchestra was stationed in the hall, and as the strains of the wedding march fell upon the ear the bridal cortege moved down the stairway. First came the bridesmaids and groomsmen, MISSES FANITA HAYWARD, DAISY LACKLAND, FANNIE WICKMAN, SUSIE TURNER and MAMIE AMES; MESSRS. CHARLIE BATES, R. H. FLOYD JONES, CONDE PALLEN and WILL TURNER, best man; MRS. AMES, upon the arm of the groom, and MISS AMES, supported by her brother, MR. HENRY SEMPLE AMES, who gave the bride away. The ceremony was performed by REV. FATHER MEYER, President of St. Louis University. The bride, a blonde, spirituelle in face and figure, wore an exquisite robe of Parisian manufacture, of satin and lace, over which fell the bridal veil, in diaphanous folds garianded by exquisite flowers. The bridesmaids’ toilets were all elegant, some of them imported. The gentlemen wore Prince Albert coats, light pants, pearl colored gloves and ties. After an elaborate breakfast menu, the party returned to the boat, and will reach the city at 7 o’clock this evening. MR. AND MRS. TURNER will go immediately to their new home, No. 2308 Lucas place, which has been handsomely fitted up for their reception.
     Their Marriage Contract:
     As a preliminary to the ceremony of today MISS AMES and MR. TURNER, on Monday, executed the following contract, which was placed on file in the Recorder’s Office today:
     “This indenture, made between ADA SEMPLE AMES and HENRY S. TURNER, witnesseth: That whereas a marriage is intended shortly to be solemnized between the said ADA SEMPLE AMES and HENRY S. TURNER and upon the treaty for the same it was agreed that the property heretofore disposed of by said ADA SEMPLE AMES by deed dated the 11th day of November A.D. 1883, and recorded in Book 694, page 80 of the records of the city of St. Louis, Missouri, should stand undisputed, and that the property hereinafter mentioned should be settled as hereinafter declared and contained. Now, in pursuance of said agreement and in consideration of the intended marriage, it is agreed and contracted that the said ADA SEMPLE AMES shall have full and complete control, ownership and right in and to all her property and estate, whether real, personal or mixed, including notes, stocks, bonds and moneys, whether in possession, reversion, remainder or expectancy and the proceeds, rents, profits and interest on the same, together with any future investments or interchanges of the same, and to include any interest she may receive from or in any bequest, devise, gift or legacy heretofore made, and that the same shall be held to the sole and separateuse of the said ADA SEMPLE AMES, and shall in no manner be under the control of the said HENRY TURNER or subject to his debts, contracts, or engagements and free from any courtesy of him, the said HENRY S. TURNER, or of any interest in or control over the rents, profits or interests thereof, provided that said HENRY S. TURNER may manage and conduct such matters for said ADA SEMPLE AMES as she may from time to time in writing request, with power in her, the said ADA SEMPLE AMES, to dispose of the same by will, and in default thereof that the same shall descend first to the children of said marriage or their descendants, and if there should be none, then to the brothers and sisters of said ADA SEMPLE AMES or their descendants, excluding any courtesy, right of survivorship or descant to or in the said ADA SEMPLE AMES’ intended husband, the said HENRY S. TURNER. And the said HENRY S. TURNER agrees and contracts that the ownership, control and right in and to the property aforesaid, during the continuance of said proposed marriage and the disposition of the same after the death of the said ADA SEMPLE AMES, shall be according to the true intent of the provisions and conditions herein before set forth.”
     In witness whereof the parties hereto have set their hands and seals this 16th day of October, A. D. 1883. Signed by ADA SEMPLE AMES and HENRY S. TURNER. Witness by HARRY G. KNAPP, Notary Public.”
     Thanks to Bev Bauser for this article.

November 1, 1883

A skating rink in Hamilton’s hall will be one of the features of this winters pastime.

Hog cholera is at work among the hogs in this vicinity, J. A. CORY has lost several large ones.

Misses Josie BIERMANN and Lizzie JILIK went to Raymond Monday to visit friend and relatives.

A. F. PITT, George MINER, George and Robert KIRKPATRICK started for the lake yesterday duck hunting.

This morning Paulina SPRINGATE will be tried for insanity having developed sings of that affliction recently.

Mr. and Mrs. MEISNER and George THELEN returned home Friday, they were accompanied by John BIERMANN.

Mr. Robert KINSLA has not yet recovered from the terrible beating he received from the hoodlum gang nearly a month ago.

The many friends of Capt. J. E. COOPER were pleased to see him on our streets Monday. He has nearly recovered from his late fall.

Dr. J. DARBY, of Fieldon, started to Clarksville, Texas, Monday, where he will reside in the future. He has resided in Fieldon the past six years.

The flight of ducks over Jerseyville last Tuesday morning was the largest ever seen here, thousands passing over between sunrise and ten o’clock.

For Sale or Exchange. I will sell or exchange the farm on which I now reside, consisting of eighty acres farming land with fair improvement and twenty acres of timber. Also a nice cottage and one lot in Burk’s addition to Jerseyville. Apply to Wm. H. HUTCHINSON or Orville A. SNEDEKER.

School Scraps

Miss Nealie POWEL, who has been sick the past week, has returned to school.

Miss Mamie DUFFIELD is visiting her uncle, E. O. STANARD, in St. Louis.

Messrs. Frank EATON and Herbert MILES were over at the school house Monday.

Miss Bertha HAMILTON is on the sick list.

Mr. Louis TYSON, who has been absent for some time on account of sickness, is again with us.

Misses Fannie POWEL and Althea POST were at the high school Tuesday.

The first meeting of the Prytaneum was a success. It being a closed meeting there were very few there, although those who were there appreciated the efforts of the students. The features of the evening were the singing by Miss Minnie CORY, of “Dancing in the sunlight,” and the duet by Misses Gussie BARR and Lutie BROWN.

Misses Lulu WARE and Edith BOTHWELL made teh high school a pleasant call Tuesday.

Mrs. LEVY and Miss Hannah LEWIS called in No. 6 Tuesday.

Mr. Charlie BROWN, of Summer Hill, is a new scholar in the high school

Last evening being Halloween, Miss May VAN HORNE invited a number of young ladies to her home to spend the evening. Much sport was had by the following who were there: Lizzie O’HALLORAN, Juvenile BOTHWELL, Katie RICHARDS, Gussie BARR, Lucy FORD, Annie VINSON, Lutie BROWN, Nettie TURNER, Jo. DUNSDON, Nealie POWEL, Mamie NEWTON, Minnie CORY, Sallie FULKERSON, Lelia HENDERSON, Mamie TYSON, Eva DAVIS, Emma MARTIN, May HEAGLE, Ida DUFFIELD, Fannie TYSON, E. Lenore GREATHOUSE.

November 22, 1883

Mrs. Will EGELHOFF is quite sick with a cold.

Mr. J. A. CORY has lost over 200 hogs by the new disease.

Mrs. John A. CORY is a Knobnoster visiting her parents.

R. KINSLA has not yet recovered from the beating he got last September.

Ed. McGRATH, P. FAHEY and Christ. SPELLMAN are in the south peddling and are doing well.

Alex PITT has enlarged his harness shop on west Pearl street and now has a good place to display his stock.

Gid McFARRAN will ride the “Plymouth Rock” colt for Wm. BONER this week.

Mayor BOWMAN and family and C. E. BOWMAN and family went to Medora last Thursday to attend the wedding at C. W. TIETSORTS of Harry HUNTER to Miss Kattie DAVIS.

Last Sunday night robbers entered the stores of S. W. ROGERS and Dr. WILLIAMS at Otterville and got about $50 in money, several overcoats and a lot of dry goods, clothing, etc.

Sunderland-Erwin. On Wednesday evening, Nov. 14th, at the residence of the brides parents by REv. VANTREESE, Wm. S. SUNDERLAND, of Kane, to Vinie, daughter of Judge A. D. ERWIN, of Jerseyville. The following is a list of presents: Parlor set 7 pieces, 2 table cloths, 1 dozen napkins, 1/2 dozen towels, Mr. and Mrs. A. D. ERWIN; China tea set 56 pieces, mr. and Mrs. Lloyd W. SUNDERLAND; 1 cane set, 6 chairs and rocker, Samuel ERWIN, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. ERWIN, Mr. and Mrs. T. J. ERWIN, Mr. and Mrs J. D. ERWIN, Mr. and Mrs. Scot BELT; China tea set, Mr. and Mrs. John SUNDERLAND; Silver cake basket, Mr. and Mrs. Jett SUNDERLAND; Bouquet holder and card receiver, Ella and Annie SUNDERLAND; cake basket Harriet SUNDERLAND; glass berry dish, Mr. and Mrs. J. G. McREYNOLDS; cake stand Lloyd SUNDERLAND, Jr.; silver castor, Dr. PERRY and Norah ERWIN; parlor lamp, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. EADS; water set, Mrs. James McCLURE and family; 1/2 dozen fruit plates, Charles BEATTY; silver pickle castor and fork, Francis M. HASSETT and mother; glass butter dish, Harry and Mary McGEE; glass berry dish, Julia McGEE; 1 pair of vases, little Maudie SUNDERLAND; silver cake basket, Wm. M CORY and sisters and F. E. FELTER; glass water pitcher, Mrs. Pat FAEHA; silver pickle castor with tonges, Jennie and Tillie DAVIS; glass water pitcher, Miss Clara BUFFINGTON; glass tea set, Dr. C. J. BUFFINGTON, oat meal set, DR. A. K. VanHORNE; pair silver napkin rings, S. L.HILL and family; mustard spoon, Walter ERWIN; glass fruit dish and pillow shams, Mr. and Mrs. Robert ERWIN, warrensburg, Mo.

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