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Jersey County Democrat Events of 1889

Jersey County Democrat Events of 1889

(Note: sometimes the information is incomplete and sadly that is all we have)



Events of the Year 1889

The following is a resume of the past year, as found in looking over the file of the DEMOCRAT. They will be found very interesting, and many of our readers will regret the fact they have not preserved the papers:


Jan. 1st—Connection made of Bluff Line with Bee Line at Alton;

3rd—Charles Barnes died in jail; Gun Club shoots for medal;

6th—Son born to John Horne; Gustave Trepp died in St. Louis of cancer of liver, aged 31;

10th—Mrs. Mary Stalling died at Stallings’ Station, Madison county;

11th—Birthday party at W. Henson’s, Fieldon;

14th—Infant son of Judge Herdman’s died of inanition;

15th—Big pumpkin cut at C. Borger’s, Mrs. J. Sayers won the prize watch; First train over the St. Louis, Alton & Springfield R. R. to St. Louis;

16th—Robt. Schimdt died;

17th—Katie, daughter of John J. and Bridget McGrath died from the effect of falling in a bucket of scalding water;

20th—Coldest night of the season; Emily Ruggles died at Sanatarium in St. Louis;

21st—Mr. M. Cummings and Miss Nellie Shortal were married; J. G. Erwin opens grocery store in Odd Fellow’s building;

24th—Mrs. Max R. Beatty died;

26th—Debt paid on Baptist Church and mortgage burned; 27th—Boy born to Mr. and Mrs. James Lawson; Presbyterians pay off debt ?? church;

28th—Coal oil lamp breaks at L. M. Cutting’s and nearly destroys the house by fire;

29th—Mrs. Fannie Ely died at Fidelity of consumption; Mrs. E. S. Dewey nee Jennie French, died at Cairo;

30th—Eugene McReynolds goes into business in St. Louis with James Cockrell.

February 1—Board of trade organized; Firm of Newton & Son formed;

2nd—Mr. Josiah Vaughn moves from Fidelity and rents W. S. Hawle?’s residence; Samuel J. Daugherty died near Otterville;

3rd—John A. Cory sold his farm to Charles and Eliza Jackson for $14,000; 5th—Ordinance passed by the council for supply of water for city;

7th—Rev. F. S. M. Taylor delivers his lecture …Glimpses of Europe through American spectacles”;

8th—Board of Alderman from Lebanon inspect our Electric Light Plant; Mrs. Charles McKinney died at Olathe, Kansas;

9th—John W. Slaten died at Grafton; 12th—Harry Lewis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Scott Holmes, died of diphtheria;

13th—L. P. Squier moves his feed store into the Ware Block;

14th—Protracted Meeting at Antioch church result in thirty conversions; Rev. Lehman and Miss Mary Bayer were married; James Armstrong, fireman on the St. L., A. &S. ? R, meets with serious accident;

20th—D. W. Birkenmeyer and Miss Louis Piggott were married;

21st—Incident ???? over Cowen’s barber shop; Blizzard from the Northwest. Thermometer below zero;

22nd—Girl baby born to Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Carlin;

23rd—Harry Daniels admitted to partnership with is father as Daniels & Son; Harry Baldridge of Rosedale meets with bad accident;

26th—Mr. W. Brown and Miss Mary Fitzgerald were married;

27th—Episcopal church consecrated; 28th—Twenty-fifth anniversary fo the DEMOCRAT.


March 1st—W. Landon buys out lumber business from Elias Cockrell; Mrs. Mary Burns meets with painful accident, dislocating her shoulder; Capt. Smith and Cid Ford arrive in Florida;

3rd—Henry Enslow and Mary K. Lampert were married at Kane; Mrs. Jessie E. Watson died at Fidelity;

4th—A ten pound baby girl born to Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Sturdevant; 6th—Fifty-fifth wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. S. Rue; Stephen Catt appointed agent of the Jersey County Bible Society;

7th—School house at Fidelity burned;

8th—Mrs. Robert Powell fell out of a buggy and broke her ankle;

9th—Little child of Mr. and Mrs. John McGrath badly scalded; Geo. E. Warren, Jr., bought Chas. Perrine’s residence, corner Exchange and Pleasant streets; 12 pound boy born to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brockman;

10th—A boy, named Oscar Hanic, eats water parsnips and dies in two hours at Grafton;

12th—Allen & Ripley, of Grafton, build a large addition to their store;

14th—Mr. Fred Chappell and Miss Blanche Ashford were married;

15th—Mrs. Jane G. Russel died, aged 87 years;

19th—Little child of Mr. and Mrs. John J. McGrath died from the effects of scalding;

22nd—C. M. Hamilton returns from a trip through California and the West;

25th—Joe O’Loughtlin takes a position with T. W. Butler as book keeper;

26th—Board of Education meets and issues $10,000 worth of bonds to make an extension to the High School; Wedding of Mr. Jacob Rodell and Miss Helen Kramer at Fidelity; Mr. Erve Wilson and Miss Fannie Powell were married;

27th—Mr. John Powell and Miss Hattie Osborne were married; Lee F. Wilson and Miss Frances Powell were married;

28th—John H. Belt, Jr., and Miss Maggie McReynolds were married;

30th—W. A. Slover and Miss Lillie Frost, of McClusky, were married.


April 1st—Katherine Casey died at Kane;

3rd—Mr. H. P. Caldwell of Chicago, and Mrs. M. L. McGready were married; Mrs. Fred Nagel died;

4th—Mr. Otis D. Leach and Miss Lizzie Trabue were married; N. T. Kirby purchased the noted horse Strathmore; Meeting called at City Hall to celebrate Washington’s Inauguration;

5th—Miss Jennie M. Stout died in Jacksonville; Thomas K. Phipps died at Rosedale;

6th—Henry Schwentker died at Otterville of consumption; Important school election takes place;

9th—John G. Keller died at his home near Kane;

11th—Bat Keife builds a fine residence at Grafton; Allen & Riply, moving in their new store at Grafton; Mrs. Josephine Wachenhousen died;

15th—Mrs. Goetten died at Fieldon, aged 95; J. Edwards carpenter shop burned with the entire contents; Ground broken for water works;

17th—Mr. Charles Birkenmeyer and Miss Grace Hill were married; Col. Fulkerson shipped a car load of short-horn bulls to Denver;

18th—Mr. A. G. Kimball of Gillespie and Miss Della Bell were married;

19th—James Sterritt of fidelity taken to St. John’s hospital, St. Louis, for treatment;

20th—Mrs. Jane Davis died;

22nd—Alma Christina Heller, infant daughter of Mrs. Mena Heller died;

24th—Small fire occurred in the rear of J. Jenning’s furniture store; 25th—Kennedy building on South Main street set on fire, no great damage done;

27th—Carroll G. Blish died; 28th—John J. Powell died; Jack Stafford, of Meadow Branch, lost his house and entire contents by fire;

30th—Maggie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Leigh died.


May 1st—Mr. Henry Trankle and Miss Alvina Berger were married;

2nd—Grand Trade’s Carnival takes place;

4th—Elsah Township gets $800 for the bridge piers; 6th—Mr. George Keiser, of Collinsville, and Miss Daisy McMahon were married;

9th—City accepts bid of Bowman & Ware for waterworks bonds;

8th—Mr. Henry M. Turk and Miss Harriett Knapp were married; Stephen Funke bought residence of John Wiley for $3,800;

9th—Lucinda Calhoun, died, aged 79; 10th—Remains of Joe Nutt were brought from Jacksonville for interment;

12th—Revival meeting ??????? Rev. Sayles of Chicago;

14th—Judge Richard I. Lowe died, aged 87; 15th—Andrew J. Plaggott and Miss Lizzie McCollister were married; Mr. Bertram Dodson and Miss Rachel Vanausdall of Otterville, were married at Alton;

16th—The Jerseyville Land Improvement Company organized; Mr. Freeman, a brakeman on the Bluff Line, is struck by the cars and his collar bone broken;

18th—Mr. and Mrs. John B. Voorhees celebrate their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary;

20th—Abram Remer died, aged 78; Thomas Marshall died, aged 74; Baccalaureate sermon, by Rev. Tyson;

23rd—Graduation exercises of Jerseyville High School; Conductor Rockford is badly crushed by the cars;

24th—Priests of the Jacksonville Deanery meet here; All day shoot of the Jersey County Gun Club; School bonus awarded to J. W. Coppinger of Alton;

26th—Terrible cyclone swept through the Pan Handle; Dr. C. W. Enos closes out business and goes to Denver; Wm. Tester and companion steal livery rig from S. L. Hill;

27th—Mr. Stephen Funke and Elizabeth Eck were married; Banquet of the H. S. Alumni held;

28th—Mrs. Mary Cummings, died at her home near Delhi, aged 84;

20th—Joe Hammett had his hand crushed in Newton’s sop and loses two fingers;

31st—James Ashlock dislocates his shoulder trying to stop a runaway horse.


June 1st—Board of Education appoint Charles Howell, superintendent of the ??? edition to the H. S.; A. F. Ely is elected secretary of the Fair Board, vice L. M. Cutting, Jr., resigns; Moses Ward died at Fieldon, aged 79; Mrs. Geo. H. Robinson died at Denver;

3rd—T. R. Smith secures the contract to build the new school house at Fidelity; Dr. C. W. Enos leaves for Denver to locate;

6th—Dr. Estabrokke, Homeopathic Physician, locates in Jerseyville; T. F. Hansell, of Elsah, died; John Gavin received injuries at Hutchison, Kans., from which he died; Mrs. R ????? Ba??ton died, aged 84; Co???er Stone????? the new school building in Carrollton;

11th—Board of Supervisors meet and re-elect P. D. Cheney chairman; August election of officers of the Loan and ??????????? Association; Valuable ???? ???????? ????? ??????? Walter Skelly dies from lockjaw;

12th—Mr. Geo. Webb and Miss ????? Stafford were married; Max Beatty falls off a step ladder and is badly hurt;

13th—Mr. Cornelius Roach and Miss A????? McClure were married;

14th–????? ??????? meets with a painful accident ????? ??? about the head and shoulders;

17th—Horse runs away with ??????? ?????? throwing him out and ????? his arm; Dedication German ???????? church at Fieldon; Misses Lucy ????? and Maggie Dare are thrown from ???? ????;

19th—Roy M., son of ???????? C. Stelle, died near Delih;

20th– ??????? Johnson died at Kemper; Moses ??????? residence at East Newbern burned;

23rd—Baptizing at Dorsey’s branch; Daniel Davis died at Grafton;

24th—Wm. Kirby has a stroke of paralysis; 25th—Mrs. Mary Hood and daughter, Elizabeth, left for a tour through Europe; J. G. Schwarz left for a trip through France and Germany; Burglars enter the grocery store of J. G. Erwin’s;

26th—Anthony Malloy died; James McNabb, editor Carrollton Gazette, and Miss Louise Pierson were married; Arch F. Ely is thrown by a horse and severly injured; Charles C. Borger and Miss Amelia P. Schmidt were married; Walter Goodrich was drowned at Neosho Falls, Kansas;

27th—Mrs. Mary Dunphy laid out a new addition to the city; Henry Herron has a team of horses torn to pieces while crossing the C. & A. at Kane;

29th—Sidney Noble died at Grafton,

30th—Sir. Charles Bell and Miss Connie Highfill were married;

31st—James H. Long well and Miss Mamie Crane were married at Fidelity.

July 1st—Reb Richards has a fine horse killed by being caught on a picket fence;

2nd—Mrs. Joseph Chambers died at McClusky;

3rd—J. Nugent brings in the first new wheat and gets 75 cents per bushel;

4th—Frank D. Bray and Miss Nellie B. Long were married;

5th—Wm. F. Long fo Davis, West Va., and Mrs. Nora B. Healey, of Rosedale, were married;

9th—Mr. Harry Eldridge and Miss Allice Kelsey were married at Brighton; Willis Whitlow falls from a hay-mow, breaking two ribs and injuring his lungs;

10th—J. H. Richards bought the Will H. Kirby farm for 5,000; Mrs. H. Rockwell is seriously burned by a gasoline stove; C. V. Perrine buys livery stable of Arch F. Ely; Frank J. Smith, of Elbow Lake, Minn., and Miss Annie Egelhoff were married;

11th—Cornelius Roach takes charge of the Carthage, Mo., Democrat; Child of Mrs. John Lowe fell out of a buggy, causing a sever bruise on the head; The Otterville Dramatic Co., gave a performance at Otterville;

13th—L. Seehausen died at Fieldon;

17th—Mrs. Dick Davis died at Medora;

19th—Jerseyville Fir Company met at the City Hall and reorganized;

20th—Mrs. Mary L. Woolsey died near Kane; Terrible flux epidemic raging in Whitehall;

23rd—Pumps at the water-works all in position and fires started under the boilers; Catherine Ann Darby died at Jacksonville, Ill.;

24th—Wesley Welch (colored) goes to Brighton and nearly cuts his wife and her family to pieces;

25th—Mrs. Nancy Drake died, aged 73; Wm. Davidson is knocked down by some cattle and severely injured;

26th—Mrs. Geo. Squier taken suddenly ill at the residence of Mrs. Melvin Lamb;

27th—Sneak thief enters Mrs. Will Egelhoff’s millinery store;

29th—The body of Samuel Justison, of Brighton, found in the river at Alton, with a bullet hole under the right eye;

30th—Bessie, daughter of H. C. Leak, broker her left arm; Robert Shortal jumped forma separator and dislocated his ankle;

31st—Pump at water-works run all night, putting 120,000 gallons of water in the reservoir; Miss Lucy Murphy is taken suddenly and dangerously ill.


August 1st—Wm. Pittman is employed by the City as water-works engineer; Herman Brockman puts in a new oven at the National Bakery;

4th—Mrs. Lucy Carter, while on her way home from church at Kemper, attacked by bumble bees and severely injured; Sarah Louis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Abram W. Lowe, died of Cholera Infanteum;

5th—Little Jersey celebrates her fiftieth birthday;

6th—Stryker’s, Dumphy’s and Mallott’s additions to Jerseyville platted and approved by City Council;

7th—City Council makes a rate schedule for water supply;

8th—Fire and water committee advertise for bids for hose; The Piasaqua opened; Geo. C. Vosburg, of St. Louis, died at the residence of Mrs. Catherine Schwarz;

9th—Sylvester Layton died;

12th—Mrs. Emma King died at the residence of M. J. Richey; Mrs. Isabella Bunse died at Godfrey; Ira Davis, while handling a revolver, shoots himself in the hand;

13th—Mrs. Cora B. Carroll died of consumption; Frank Fessler and Miss Brunkman were married; Ed Sunderland, Denny Connors and James Smith were arrested for breaking into Krieger & Houseman’s saloon;

15th—A. D. Locke takes charge of the Rep-Kr; J. F. Miles, attorney, locates in our city; Judge A. A. Goodrich enters into partnership with Prussing & Hutchins at Chicago;

16th—Bud Jernigan is run over by a separator, which causes his death;

17th—James Holloway meets sudden death by being thrown from a wagon at Delhi; Fire and water committee award the contract for hose to Rippley & Bronson, St. Louis;

19th—Col. Fulkerson shipped 14 short-horn bulls to Wayne, Neb.; Sam Freeman shoots and kills John T. Manning at Kane; John Perrings and Miss Capitola Skelly married;

22nd—Ninian C. Beaty elected as superintendent of the Fair Grounds; C. W. Chapman and Miss Emma Pritchard married at Kane; Dr. DuHadway operates on five persons with the Brown-Sequard elixir of life;

24th—Electing of farmers and other interested in the sale of grain; Annual meeting of the Baptist church;

26th—Aldermen Withers and Price, of Carrollton, inspect our water-works; Sam Freeman, who killed Manning, captured;

27th—Advisory board Business Men’s Association meet and appoint Col. W. H. Edgar to write hand book of city;

29th—Sale of the Beckman property to Ed Myers for $?,525; John A. Shephard & Co. in their new building; Margaret, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Calhoun, died at Otterville;

31st—Rev. Carl Wargoski of Fieldon, suicides in St. Louis.

September 2nd—Wm. Giles bought out E. S. Spencer;

3rd—Hardware store of Joel E. Cory burglarized; Burglars try to get into Tunehorst’s jewelry store; John E. Lynn and Miss Mary Stryker married at Springfield, Ill.; 4th Mrs. R. H. Maltimore, died of cancer of the stomach;

5th—Andrew J. Mains and Minnie Hun?er were married at the National Hotel;

6th—Child of Jake Moore thrown from a pony and killed;

7th—Nick Walace fell through a trap door in his barn and sustained severe injuries in the back;

8th—Lulu, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Parker died;

9th—Wild train on the St. Louis ? & S. ran into hand ?? at Medora, and Dan Reagan severely cut on the leg;

10th—Miss Clara Boehmer buys the Millinery business of Miss Lucy Murphy;

11th—Clarence Updike and Miss Minnie Updike were married; Major Carlin thrown from a cart, breaking his left thigh; John Anderson fell from a tree and died from injuries sustained;

12th—Wm. Siemers opens grocery store in the ??? Block; H. Montgomery killed by ????????? at Rockbridge; Trial of Sam Freeman at Carrolton, and gets 13 years in the penitentiary;

16th—Boy born to Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Powell at Delhi; Harry ??????? dislocated his ankle jumping from a wagon;

17th—Leo G???????? and Anna Stanton were married at East Newbern; New uniform of the City Band arrives; Annual Tournament of the Central Illinois shoot opens at Sportsman Park; 18th—Alton Driving Park opens for the season;

19th—John Utt run over by cattle and dangerously hurt; Young David Beaty, thrown from a cart and severely hurt; Capt. Sinclair and Miss Liz Cooley were married at Alton;

21st—Miss Maggie Allen died at St. Louis; Girl born to Mr. and Mrs. Reedy at East Newbern; Miss Flora ?????? died at Kemper;

22nd—John Fry and Miss Nellie Atchison were married at M. Sterling, Ill.; Mrs. T???ey died at ?????;

23rd—J. C. Lebens, of St. Louis, is employed as teacher in the High School; Circuit court opens; 26th; Samuel L. Pope died; Judge A. A. Goodrich presented with a cane by members of the Bar;

27th–Alice Howell died, aged 68; Hon. John G. Morrison and Mrs. Ella King were married at Lincoln, Neb;

28th—P. G. Hayes and Mrs. Martha Hancock were married;

29th—Ernest Hensinger died at Fidelity; Thos. J. Davis died; Thomas Davis killed by accidental discharge of a gun while hunting.


October 1st—Alby Briggs has an accident with his team at East Newbern; Alex Robb resigns his position in the P. C. and takes charge of Fred Jacob’s coal business; Joseph Malone and Mary Quinn were married; 2nd—Piggott sentenced to the penitentiary five years for horse stealing;

3rd—Miss Minnie Thatcher employed to teach in the Roodhouse public school; …Babe Scott” is killed in a steamboat explosion; Harry N. Cory and Miss Gussie Barr were married;

7th—Harry Allen and Miss Harriett McCord were married at Blue Island, Ill;

9th—Fred H. Robinson and Miss Clara Grether Blish were married; Infare [sic] held at John A. Cory’s in honor of Mr. and Mrs. H. N. Cory;

11th—Charles Jacobs and son Fred caught in mill machinery, and each had a hand badly crushed;

12th—J. Morris and Miss Sallie Moore, were married in St. Louis; 13th—Pope English and Maude Bell were married;

14th—Mrs. Ellen Updike died, aged 71; Water in the Illinois river so low that it could be waded;

15th—Charles W. Harris and Annie Hiscott were married;

16—Mock wedding at the Fair; Mrs. Clarence Davidson and children meet with a bad accident while driving over from Brighton; William Prough and Eliza Mains married; Joseph L. Tober and Mary Elliot married at Upper Alton; Maurice Hubbard (colored) and Fannie Smith married;

17th—Mr. Wade Carey arrives with the celebrated horse, Tommy Lynn; School board buys the Geo. S. Rue property; John Hunter and Hattie Glass married; Frederick Mohr and Matilda Witt married;

18th—Horse owned by Jesse Cockrell ran away breaking the buggy in pieces; James Wedding, Will England and W. Gunterman thrown out of a buggy, and all were seriously injured;

19th—Tramps break in J. G. Winsor’s and James E. Brooks’ residences—Charles Ramsey arrested for stealing from Chas. Boyle; Thos. W. Butler and Miss Katie Hagerty married at St. Louis;

22nd—Mr. L. E. Brown and Miss Rosa Hamilton married at Meade Center, Kan.; J. W. Utt and Miss Minnie Riddle were married at Roodhouse; Wm. Hewitt and Anna Ekmon married;

27th—James F. McClure died;

28th—Frank Miles and Rose English married;

29th—James Cylray and Elizabeth Powell married;

30th—George Gard and Mary Catt married;

31st—Boom edition of the JERSEY COUNTY DEMOCRAT.


November 1st—Mrs. Sarah Boulter died, aged 67; W. A. Potts died at Morrisonville of Consumption;

2nd—Mother Mary died at Jacksonville of dropsical Tumor; 3rd—Peter Long died of paralysis at Delhi; Wm. Faulkner died;

4th—Geo. Crane and Lizzie Godfrey married at Grafton; Theodore Oscar and Cora Rogers married; Wm. Hanley and ??

4th—Mrs. Jacob Lurton died at Newbern, aged 79;

5th—Bart Johnson and Minnie Spencer married; First Masonic Lodge organized in Calhoun county; Fred Robinson and Addie Irwin married;

6th—Dr. Ed Barry moved to Barrow, Green county; Chas. Fales moves to Denver; Will P. Richards and Lora Cowen married; Mrs. Susanna Donnally died, aged 80; Ella L. Perrings died in Macoupin county;

7th—James L. Harris and Mary K. Thatcher married; Grant Leonard becomes the father of an 8 1/2 pound girl baby; George A. Rowling and Nona Slaten married at Otterville;

9th—T. J. Selby, editor Calhoun Herald, fell from a hack and broke his leg; Kate Van Lew fell and dislocated her shoulder;

12th—Eugene Gaskins and Maggie McAdams married;

14th—Mr. and Mrs. John Carrico celebrate their fiftieth wedding anniversary;

15th—Son of Aleck Shaw thrown from a horse at Fieldon and died in two hours; Robert Newton elected President Fair Board;

18th—John G. Buckley and Julia Timmons married at Houston, Texas; Thos. Wood and Laura Long married; Mrs. Priscilla Ann Woolsey sick at Auburn; 1

9th—Daughter born to Mr. and Mrs. Luke Beaty.

21st—T. W. Butler moves his grocery store to the Famous building; Dr. A. A. Shobe and Wm. Embly perfect an electric railway system; N. W. Glenn gets machinery to manufacture sash, doors and blinds;

25th—Keh?or Mills burn at Edwardsville, causing a loss of $250,000;

27th—Wm. Smith, of Merritt, bought Wm. Burn’s residence for $2,?00;

28th—Isaac M. Free and Catherine Carroll married at Salem; Nick B. Egelhoff and Effie Mae Burleigh married.


December 3rd—First annual Poultry Show opened;

4th—Albert Schermerborn and Mary Garney married; Board Supervisors order water from the city put in jail and Clerk’s offices; Frank Warner sold N. T. Kirby’s 6 year old stallion, …Robert H.” for $526.00; R. H. Clark secured the contract to build the new building for Geo. W. Ware;

8th—John Chapman has a separator run over him, injuring him severely;

11th—Will Fitzpatrick died of typhoid fever; 12th—Mr. Stryker will move his stock farm from Springfield here;

13th—Billy Edwards, from Grafton, went into Missouri and committed suicide by taking …Rough on Rats”;

14th—Ed. Spencer sells his residence to Lydia A. and Susanna Donnelly for $1,100; Sam Darlington lost a valuable3 horse; Mike Ruebel died at Grafton of pneumonia; Charley Amberg broke one of his legs at Grafton;

15th—Mrs. John Bouska died; Girl baby born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rice at Fidelity;

16th—Major Carlin walked out on crutches for the first time; Wm. Burns commenced to build in Mrs. Dunphy’s addition;

18th—J. N. English moved into the Harrington building; The great shoot takes place, 12 on a side, they killed 487 rabbits and two hawks; Will Bell discovers fire ??? Wm. Krotsch’s house; Mrs. Josephine Hayden died at Denver;

19th—The Thermometer only once below freezing this month; Ladies of Episcopal church hold a Bazaar; new mail route on the Bluff Line;

20th—Jennie Stelle met with a painful accident while ascending steps to the High School; Connection is made with the water mains to the jail;

21st—James A. Barr dislocates his ankle while driving a fractious team; Mrs. Mary E. Utt died at St. Louis;

23rd—Guy Edwards is thrown from his horse and badly bruised;

25th—Church of the Holy Ghost celebrated three solemn High Masses; W. T. Squier married at Santa Cruz, Cal.; All day shoot at Sportsman’s Park;

26th—Mildest weather known to the oldest inhabitant; Grand concert by the Business Men’s Association;

31st—Dr. B. F. Farley died at Elsah; Water put in High School Building.

Special thanks to volunteer, Heidi Grether for transcribing this and many other articles.