Sent copies of these papers to Kathy and she typed them up and emailed them to me. Have more to put on here later.....


unless otherwise noted throughout this web page. Thanks Happy reading....

Foxie's Knox Hme Cemeteries Obits 1 Obits 2 Old Newspapers

Also, notice how they wrote back then and their ads.  I thought local news was about local things happening around town.  But not so.  It's mostly advertising for shops and stuff.  I didn't change the wording as I think it is kind of cool to go back and read it the way it was written at the times.  You can really see how the times has changed and the newspapers themselves.

Knox Republican, Knoxville, Illinois, April 03, 1878*Foxie typed from here down to some of Kathy's typing up.... in the later years of 1890 and so far. Will note when I do.  

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H. D. Price was in town on Sunday.

Judge Craig was in town yesterday.

Mr. Samuel Tucker of Truro, is in town t0-day.

Mrs. G. W. Heagy is visiting friends at Sidney, Ohio.

Beicher, the Peoria tomb-stone man was in town Monday.

Mrs. Downs is visiting in the city, the guest of Rev. J. M. Waddle.

Mr. and Mrs. Westerfield of Monmouth, were in town over Sunday.

Newell Bassett starts to-morrow evening for Iowa, where he will spend the summer.

Prof. Pierce of the State University at Bloomington, was the guest of Mrs. Aldrich on Monday.

John Craig of Kirkwood, a former resident of this place, spent Sunday with Mr. T. T. Parmenter.

James Hogg leaves to-morrow for Chicago, for the purpose of purchasing his spring stock of clothing.

Our president commercial travelers, Messrs Chandler, Stevens and Parmenter, spent Sunday in the city.

Will Alexander returned from Fairfield, Ia., Thursday night, where he has been rending law, and is now a limb of the law

Prof. Anderson of Ansgari college delivered a temperance Lecture at the second Lutheran church, Galesburg, Sunday last.

Mr. J. H. Provine of Vermont, an old-time friend of the editor, spent Friday with us. It renews our youth to meet our old friends.


Following are the arrivals at the Hebard House this week. George E. Willing, Chicago; F. W. Foote, Rushville; George Finley, Keokuk, Iowa; J. II Kessler, Peoria; R. Bell, Mt. Etna, Iowa; W. J. Forsythe, St. Louis; W. F. Hunt, Chicago; D. T. Baker, Chicago; B. F. Howell, Princeton; O. F. Spaudling, Rockford; Wm Kynett; J. H. Thompson, Peoria; C. C. Pinkey, Chicago; George H. Stevens, Chicago; and a few more but don't have to bottom of page..

George E. Baily has purchased an interest in the billiard hall, in this city, and will hereafter manage that institution on a law and order basis. All betting and gambling will be strictly prohibited, and no minors will be allowed to play or visit the hall without the written permission of their parents. Levers of the game may go to this hall and play with the assurance that it will be kept orderly, outlet and decent at all times.

George L. Hannaman of Galesburg, circuit clerk of Knox County, and a good one, too, was in the city last Saturday. Mr. Hannamand is a candidate for the Republican nomination for clerk of the appellate court for the second district. If he secures the nomination and the people elect him to the office, they will never regret their action.--Peoria Review.

Wm Keys of Summit, was in town last week.

Mr. J. H.. Goss, and wife were in Peoria on Thursday last.

George W. Prince of Galesburg, dropped down upon us yesterday.

H. L. Chaffee of Abingdon, visited his friends at this place Sunday.

Where are we at?---Sat., Aug. 12, 1893 to the editor.

I am a very old man, consequently my observation of monetary panics or periods of great business depression be quite limited, but I well remember  1873, the wide spread ruin and the hard times which lasted several years.

I was at that time doing a great deal  of business (am not now) If I remember rightly my principal financial operation consisted in more or less successfully dodging the man I owed.

There were in the United states at that time several millions less inhabitants than now, yet I doubt not that quite a few million of them know and knew perfectly, just what was the matter with us. Some Republican, even, thought that the party could have mended matters slightly and Democrats to a man declared the whole trouble to be due to rascally Republican legislation. Each one has a panacea in the shape of some legal enactment which would have brought order out of the existing chaos. Just turn the rascals out, put us in power, and hard times will vanish like the baseless fabric o of a dream.

After many weary years of waiting the hungry, thirsty crowd are in full possession of the National government.

Bank failures, laborers unemployed, genuine hard times again. Populists declare that they knew, and by the mouth of Mrs. Lease and a few others,  told us that an immense vial of wrath was about to be poured out on us if we failed to swallow their nostrum. A few Democrats are a little shaky and greatly doubt the wisdom of their party's course. They have not been radical enough and the offensive partisans have not been driven from the post offices quick enough and countless millions of Republicans whose faces are not as long as they were last November are congratulating each other on the Democratic misfortunes and saying of course we knew exactly what would happen. They also know just what ails us and having made a correct diagnosis the remedy is well known and luckily is right at hand and not one out of all Republican host is more ready or apparently more able to show the majority of the American people the error of their ways than your correspondent, W. F. Bailey. He writes with the seeming confidences of one who evidently believes that had he been consulted at the creation things would have worked vastly better than they do.

Panics and years of business depression occur in all countries, under all forms of government, where there is but one overwhelming party, where there are two nearly equal in numbers and when there are many parties each struggling for the mastery.

Some are still with us who remember 1837, many to whom 1857 is much more than history, 1878 is quite fresh in the memory of many.

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Now open--our stock of cloths and suiting's for spring wear Gentleman garments made to order in the latest styles ~~Entire satisfaction in fit Guaranteed  at Colton's

Gilfrey keeps fresh cider.

White lead at Brewer's.

McCray plows gardens nicely.

For a good cigar go to Brewer's.

For Fresh confectionery go to Wallich's.

How many times were you fooled Monday?

Baird & Wright, shipped a car of oats to Peoria this week.

Largest stock of seeds in the city at J. M. Woolsy's.

Mr. Hoffmaster has received eight tons of dry goods this spring.

Thomas Lander has purchased the grocery store of Mr. Hughes.

Dr. McClehand is erecting a new fence on the west side of his lot.

Olite and Zoline, the best and safest burning oils in the market. For sale at Semple's.

Chocalate is the popular drink these temperance times. Wallich will get you up a cup.

Gilfry proposes to keep oysters until ice cream is ripe. They are better than ever new.

A large stock of moth-proof carpet paper, just received at Cover and Son's, and selling lower than ever.

The "Starling Sulky Plow" surpasses all others in popularity among the farmers, because of its lightness of drafts, simplicity of construction and adjustability. It sells itself and, everyone buys it who wants a plow. Call and see it before buying, at Bailey & Wilder's.


Weeks & Son shipped eleven cars of rye to New York, on Friday last. A large shipment.

Two tramp printers on Thursday last. They got a square meal and went on their way rejoicing.

Any person desiring to take a boy twelve years old to work on a farm, will please call at this office.

Bear in mind that Semple will not be undersold on White Lard, Oils, Colors, Varnishes, Brushes, & c., &c., &c.

Gent's Hats and furnishing goods, for Spring wear. Entire new stock, at Colton's

The Dime Sociable will be held at the residence of Mr. T. L. Gilbert, on tomorrow (Thursday) evening. These Sociable's are under the management of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, and they invite everybody to attend. Singers from abroad have been engaged, and the evening will no doubt be pleasantly and profitably spent by those who attend.

Several of our young people attended the meeting of the literary society at the Woodmansee school house, Friday Night. A pleasant time and an excellent entertainment is reported.

A union Temperance meeting was held at the Presbyterian Church, Sunday evening, and was addressed by Rev. D. Ayers of this city, who made a most excellent address.

The Galesburg 99 cent store has revolutionizing the trade in notions. Everything kept in this store, and this embraces everything in the notion line, is being sold at prices heretofore unknown.

Bennett is about to receive $1,500 from the government back pay and bounty. Immediately upon the receipt of the aforesaid cash, he says he proposes "to make the town whirl for a few days!"


Knox Republican, Knoxville, Illinois, April 25, 1883

Joe Sheeley accompanied the Band to Maquon on Friday night.

John Creeth, of the Republican force spent the Sabbath at Canton.

O. J. Beam, who has been in town for several days, left yesterday for Avon.

Rev. L. B. and Mrs. Dennis, of Trivoli, are the guests of C. Cabbage, this week.

Mrs. Harriet Smith went to Fandon, Ill to visit her daughter, Mrs. S. C. Simpson.

O. J. King, of Creston, Iowa, St. Mary's' contractor, went home on business yesterday.

A. C. Arms of Elmwood, made his Knoxville friends a visit on the last Thursday evening.

William Sheeley and wife of Abingdon, were in town on Saturday last, the guest of J. W. Sheeley.

Prof. Princell, of Ansgari College, starts for Sweden next Friday, where his wife has been during the past year.

Mr. and Mrs. _____ and daughter, residing near Galesburg, visited the family of J. W. Sheeley, on Saturday last.

E. C. Selleck of Galesburg, is spending a few days in Knoxville introducing the popular book, "The Treasury of Song."

F. D. Huggins, senior member of the firm of Huggins & Sheeley, the East Main street Book Store proprietors, went to Peoria Monday evening on Business.

From the Atkinson (Neb) Graphic, we learn that our friend A. Barnett has established a large lumber yard at Stuart, Nebraska, with flattering prospects for a big trade. We hope he will be successful.

John Caufield, a traveling agent of the Quincy Herald, was in town on Thursday, collecting subscriptions for the paper. He reports that almost everybody paid what was due, but stopped taking the paper. (Chuckle Chuckle)

Messrs. F. J. Wright and J. L. Rynearson, old Knoxville boys, who are now in the employ of the Government at Peoria, spent the Sabbath in the city. Frank has apparently lost none of the vivaciousness of the former days.

The Blackiston and family left Knoxville for Dakota, on the last evening.  She has been residing in Knoxville for sometime in order to give her daughters the educational advantages of St. Mary's School.

F. H. Culley and sister have moved to Galesburg. F. H. having arranged to do business with A. Wookey, at whose store he will be glad to meet any of his Knoxville friends and sell them a Piano or Organ, at bottom figures.

Band, Concert at Maquon

The Knoxville Cornet Band gave a concert at Maquon, on last Friday evening, to a fair house of Maquon's best citizens. The boys went down on the 5:05 train, and after playing several tunes on the street of that sprightly little village, repaired to the boarding house of Mrs. Green, who had a veritable feast of fat things waiting for them. After their long tramp the boys had a cadaverous look, that frightened the anxious hostess and hurried her to the kitchen, and it was but a moment until substantial and delicacies, without number were placed before that hungry crowd. The way things disappeared proved that the boys were all enjoying excellent health. The change in the appearance of the band as they assisted each other to arise from the table was a metamorphosis indeed.

The concert was a rich musical treat, its merits deserving a crowded house. Each number was rendered in a faultless manner, the whole being a creditable and acceptable entertainment.

The Band returned home on the 11:30 train, well pleased with their reception by the good people of Maquon.


Galesburg Republican- Saturday, May 03, 1884--Foxie Typed*

Baldwin -- Waste

Mr. Horace M. Baldwin, of Atchison, Kansas, and Miss Hattie E. Waste, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Orson Waste, of this city, were married at the home of the bride's parents, 141 West Ferris Street, at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning. There were present the groom's father and sister from Monmouth, and the bride's relatives and a few intimate friends from this city. Rev. O. A. Williams performed the ceremony, after which came the customary wedding refreshments. The newly married couple were made the recipients of several valuable and useful presents.  The bride needs no introduction our readers. She is active member of the First Baptist Church of this city, has long been a member of its choir, and has been active in good work generally, a lady esteemed for her good qualities of mind and heart. The groom, a long resident of Monmouth, is a rising young barrister, with a bright outlook before him. The happy couple left the dame day for Monmouth.  From there they will go to Hiawatha, Kansas, there the bride's brother, Charles Waste, is located, and from there to Atchison, where a home is in waiting for them. The best wishes of a host of friends attend them.


Lyman Jackson has made extra preparations to supply customers with yellow Jersey sweet potato plants. He will have a fresh supply always on hand at the grocery store of Clark & Arms, and Chas. Egan.

A New Arrival

C. W. MCKown is a red-whiskered United States gauger and lives on Ellis Street. Yesterday morning a little gaugeress weighing eight pounds came to his house to stay.------Peoria Journal.



Arrested for Boisterous Talk----July 26, 1893

     A Mrs. Humphrey was arrested Monday, on a charge of violating a city ordinance which prohibits loud and boisterous talk. city Attorney Corbin represented the city and D. C. Miller the defense.  A jury was impaneled, who found for the prosecution and assessed a fine of $3.


Cole Waives an Examination and the Grand Jury will deal with Him---

     Frank Cole and Frank E. Hobson, who were implicated in forging five checks here last week, were caught by Chicago detectives on last Friday. city Marshal Coakley, of Galesburg, went up and brought them to Galesburg last Saturday evening, and lodged them in the Knox County jail. Cole was brought before "Squire Holcomb", Monday, and waived an examination. He was put under bonds of $1,000 and failing to secure bonds men, he will be kept in the county jail until the October term of the circuit court. He stands a good show for a long term in the penitentiary.

    Cole and his partner, Hobson, had been working for contractor, O. P. Aldrich, doing jobs at lathing on several houses in the city. He took the trouble to ascertain how Mr. Aldrich paid his bills and thinking he would not be discovered until the end of the month, proceeded to forge his name to several checks. Mr. Aldrich had recently given him checks for $18.75 and $5 each. He had the large one cashed and the smaller one he changed to $35, 38. This is the check by which the forgery was discovered. Hobson had bought some clothes at Charles & Co.'s. Cole presented this check, and asked for the balance in cash. Lester Stevens was waiting upon them, and having had a former "experience" with the $35 checks, he refused to take it. It was however, received by the proprietor, in the presence of Mr. Enos Lacy. The next Morning Mr. Lacy met Mr. Aldrich and asked him if he had given Cole a check for $35. He knew he had not, and this led to an investigation. It was then discovered that Cole had also given a check to Mr. Hogg for $15. One to Mr. J. O. Lander for $11 and one to Mr. J. D. McClure for $4.08. He also presented one to Mr. R. D. McCracken for $18, but Mr. McCracken had been warned that he was not straight and refused to cash the check.

     The elopement, as recorded last week, is well know. It appears that were mistaken in stating that a blunder was made by the telegraph operator at Chicago. An examination shows that he wrote the name of the hotel at which the fugitives were stopping "Alhambra" but the officers read it "Alabama"

     We agree with the Mail, which says that there is hardly any doubt but that the two men are old timers in the business of forgery. Both are expert penmen, and Cole at one time was a book-keeper in a San Francisco bank. The two men claim to be couriers and have traveled about over the country a great deal. In each place where they have stopped they have managed to make the acquaintance of some young girl, and if they have not married them have managed to ruin them. These facts are apparent from the letters that Sheriff Matthews has in his possession.

     Cole claims that Hobson is innocent of complicity of the Knoxville affair, and that he knew nothing of what was going on. But that he did there can be no doubt for he was with Cole when the latter passed the checks, and at another time was caught trying to imitate the handwriting of Mr. Ben Krotter. Shortly after reaching Chicago, Hobson sent his young wife away, and from the tenor of a letter he had written to her, and which he had on his person when arrested, it is evident he never intended to go to her again. He does not say so in so many words but he says he hopes matters will so shape themselves that the two may meet in the future.


Change of Residence--- Dr. Louis Becker has changed his residence to Mrs. Phillip's house, two blocks east of the square; across the road from Lessig's blacksmith shop.


Beware of the Rascal--- School boards should beware of a man by the name of Haley who tries to secure contracts for recoating blackboards. Papers round about brand him as a rascal who twists his contracts into a meaning never dreamed of by the directors who sign them.


Brick VS Asphalt.--- Brick-paved streets have to be shown to be good, and when put do properly, need no repairing and a simply indestructible. On the other hand, asphalt is much more expensive to put down, will not last as long as brick, and needs constant mending to keep it in order.


Shut Down---The Galesburg Pottery, in contest with the rest of that industry in  section seems to have suffered the 'good old Democratic times it has shut down. The Monmouth potteries are also closed, as are the two large plow works at the place. A disinclination to accumulate a large surplus, in the pre-unsettled condition of the tariff, seems to be the cause.


Kicked by a Horse--- A little son of Mr. Custer, living south of town, was kicked by a horse last Tuesday, his skull was slightly fractured. Dr. Schwartz was called and although the child was seriously injured he thinks will ultimately recover.


Knox County Republican July 09, 1890

Personal Paragraphs:

   Manuel Mowry returned Monday from a business trip through Iowa.

       Mr. L. D. Ferris of Altona, visited with Knoxville friends yesterday.

       Miss Dell Smith left last week for a short sojourn with friends in Ohio.

       Anson Geer of Yates City, was the guest of P. K. Clark a portion of last week.

       Mrs. Dr. Keck visited with William Alexander last week and also Mr. D. B. Huggins.

       C. K. Collins of Omaha, Nebraska, celebrated the glorious fourth with his Knoxville friends.

       Hon. M. A. MCCoid was the guest of his sister, Mrs. William Alexander, part of last week.

       Mrs. F. W. Cook spent last week with her father and mother, the guest of William Alexander.

       Mrs. D. W. Asher of Chillicothe, Ill., is visiting in the city the guest of Mrs. D. O. Hagerman.

       Miss Anna McGrew went to Canton last Friday to visit friends, returning home on Monday.

        Miss Belle Alexander visited here part of last week, the guest of her father-in-law, William Alexander.

       Mrs. J. K. McGrew returned Saturday after a week's visit with relatives and friends at Canton, IL.

       Mr. G. G. Weeks left Monday evening for the far West. He will spend the summer in the mountains.

       George Ackerman arrived here from Nebraska last Friday morning, too late to attend his mother's funeral.

       John Ackerman, of Nebraska, and Fred Ackerman, of Wichita, Kansas, arrived last Thursday, called here by the sudden death of their mother.

       Mrs. Fred Parmenter and two sons, of Peoria, who has been visiting with friends in Knoxville returned home on Monday.

       Miss Mattie Perry who has been teaching in Marshall county, Iowa, arrived home Wednesday of last week. She will spend her vacation at Knoxville.

       Mrs. S. A. Heddenburg of Clayton, Ill., and Miss Rosa Heddenburg of New York are visiting at J. C. Heddenburg's.

       Mrs. F. R. Boggess went to Oskaloosa, Iowa, on last Wednesday evening to visit with relatives, returning yesterday.

        Mrs. E. M. Ewing and Mrs. J. A. Gilmore left on Monday evening for Eldorado, Kansas, where they will visit for a month.

        Mrs. Luna Stocking, who has been with the family of her father, Mr. Thomas Lander, returned to her home at Toulon, IL, Monday.

       Dr. McLaren left last night for Summum, called there by the information that his father is lying in a dying condition. He will probably be home tomorrow.

     J. W. Tate and wife spent the 4th at Rushville, Ill., their former home. They report a pleasant visit and a general good time. They came home on Monday evening.

     J. Q. Waddell, of Canton, worshipped in Knoxville over the last Sunday. John's friends here will be glad to learn that already has a nice practice among the people of Canton.

     Mr. A. G. Love of Altona, is spending a few days in this part of the county, looking up his chances for the nomination for Circuit Clerk. The north part of the county could present no better man for the county officer.

     John bowers left the first of the week for Elmwood. He was joined Monday evening by Floyd Lander, and two expect to take a ride to different points in the state on their bicycles. While the weather is warm the roads are in splendid condition for traveling. The Republican expects to print an account of their travels.



     Mr. John C. Stewart furnishes a aynhopsis of the new pension law, approved June, 1890.

Dependent Parents

First--- Parents of soldiers dying from wounds or disease contracted in the army and having neither widow or minor children, are entitled to pension under the new law, provided said parents are without other means of support than their daily labor.


Second--Soldiers who by reason of disability of a permanent character, which renders them unable to perform manual labor sufficient for their support, are entitled to pension under the new law, no matter when or where they go the disability.


Third---Widows, and children under 16 years, of soldiers, who are without other means of support than their daily labor, are entitled to pension whether they soldier died on account of the army service or any cause since the war, and if a soldier's child is permanently helpless, the pension shall continue during the life of said child.

Year 1878 not sure of Month.

Mr. & Mrs. Smith spoken of the following from the Barnesville Enterprise, are the parents of Mr. John H. Smith of this city:

     Anniversaries: On Tuesday evening last Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Smith, of this place, celebrated the 60th anniversary of their marriage, by a gathering at their residence of their relatives and descendants in this vicinity. Mr. Smith was born at Fort Warren, at the mouth of Short Creek, six miles above Wheeling, in the north Western Territory, in 1798, and Mrs. Smith was born April 1st, 1802. They were married on the 26th of March, 1818, in Washington township, Harrison County, and two other persons who attended the wedding are still living there-- James Wright, who was, "old Simmy Wright then, with a large family" and who is now 106 years of age, and Noah Heffling. Mr. and Mrs. Smith had fourteen children, several of whom are living, eighty-seven grand-children and thirty great-grandchildren, or a total of 131 descendants. They are yet in good health, and may be spared for some time.

Knox County Republican 1878

Marriage Licenses Returned

    Mr. James Mather, farmer, of Milton Davis County, Iowa; and Miss Florence A. Pence of Chestnut township. Married in Chestnut township, March 12th by Rev. L. B. Dennis.

    Mr. James McClymont, farmer, and Miss Isabella McDowell, both of Copley township. Married at J. Knox Parsonage, Copley township. March 06, by Re. W. S. Dool.

    Mr. William Harrison, farmer, of Persifer township; and Miss Amy German, of Truro township. Married in Truro township, March 19th, by George Millen, J. P.

    Mr. John B. Gale, carpentar, and Miss Pamela Wolf, both of Truro township. married in Truro Township, March 5txh, by George Millen, J. P.

    Mr. Nicholas C. Kelley, farmer, of Persifer township; and Miss Elizabeth C. Boulding, of Galva, Henry County. Married at Wataga, February 28th by W. S. Woods, Police magistrate.

    Mr. George W. Benson, farmer, and Miss Lida Hughes both of Haw Creek township. Married at Galesburg, March 7th, by J. H. Calkins, J. P.

    Mr. Andrew J. Lundeen, clerk, and Miss Nellie E. Johnson, both of Galesburg. Married at Galesburg, February 25th, by Rev. W. M. Haigh.

    Mr. Jonathan Jerman, farmer, of Elmwood, Peoria County; and Miss Clara M. Phelps, of Salem township. Married in Salem township, March 14th, by Rev A. J. Van Wagner.

    Mr. Gustaf Charleston, farmer, of Oneida, and Miss Charlotte Swanson, of Altona. Married at Altona, March 12th, by Rev. J. W. Stomberg.

    Mr. John M. Miller, farmer, of Kelley, Warren County; and Miss Lolah J. Burton, of Galesburg. Married in Galesburg township, March 14th, by Rev. Marshall McCulloch.

    Mr. James B. Scott, farmer, of Oneida and Miss Caroline Abernethy, of Altona. Married at Altona, March 27th, by the father of the bride, Rev. Henry C. Abernethy.

    Mr. Brady Ustrick, Of Essex, Page County, Iowa; and Miss Jemima Cross, of Wataga. Married at Wataga, March 10thby Rev. H. P. Roberts.

    Mr. James Read, farmer, and Miss Margaret Mitchell, both of Henderson. Married at Galesburg, March 26th, by Hon. Dennis Clark, County Judge.

  Mr. Thomas McMaster, farmer, and Miss Sarah E. Hawk, both of Altona. Married at Galesburg, March 18th, by Rev. A. K. Tullis.

    Mr. John Jones, farmer, and Miss Drucilla Ground, both of Indian Point township. Married at Galesburg, March 21st, by the Hon. Dennis Clark, Judge.

    Mr. James Eaton, of Monmouth, warren County, and Miss Martha Jane Ridgeley, of Spring Grove, same county, married at Galesburg, March 26th, by J. H. Calkins, J. P.

    Mr. Sidney B. Day, farmer, of Ontario township and Caroline Beebe, of Kelley, Warren county. married at residence of bride, March 20th, by Rev. Henry Brink.

    Mr. Robert Boyd, farmer, of Knoxville, and Miss Margaret Lingar, of chestnut township; married at Knoxville, March 18th, by James Boyd, J. P.

    Mr. Cyrus G. Selleck, farmer, and Miss Maria G. Brown, both of Galesburg, married at Galesburg, March 28, by Rev. George W. Brown.

    Mr. William Ricker, carpenter, of Wataga, and Miss Louisa Goodwin, of Galesburg. Married at Galesburg, by


Saturday, April 5, 1893




At the election last Tuesday for township officers the entire Republican ticket was elected by large majorities.

The Rio steam grist mills, which has been closed and idle for about two years, is again running, and is under the management of an experienced miller.

The following named persons were elected last Tuesday to fill the township offices:  Supervisor, R. F. Beals; Town Clerk, B. S. Harris; Assessor, G.A. Richards; Collector, M.H. Johnson; Commissioners of Highways, A.F. Shattuck and C.A. Nyquist.

Married, March 26th, at the residence of V.C. Steadman, by the Rev. Mr. Fargo, Mr. Frank Ely, of Utica, Iowa, and Miss Ida Steadman.  They will reside in Iowa, and left for that State March 28th.

A daughter of Washington Hoyt, aged 15 years, died March 31st.  She had been an invalid for several years.

Mrs. L. D. Wilsey went to Iowa this week to buy a farm near Atlantic City, that State.

Good pasture for 25 head of cattle for rent on the old McMurtry farm on Pope Creek, three miles south of Woodhull.  Apply to John Thomas, one mile east of Rio.


Despain vs. Farmers & Mechanics’ Bank

W. Seacord’s testimony continued:  I never was misled as to the thieves, and when McGinnis and the other men were arrested at Council Bluffs, I was satisfied they were not the parties, nor did I think the thieves were St. Louis parties.

            On cross-examination he testified:  I first learned their names from Mayor Harrison.  Rumors were about town that Carroll had been in town and I finally traced it down to Attorney Geo. Lawrence, that he had said he saw Carroll in town the day before the robbery.  I found on enquiring, that Lawrence, on a trip to Chicago, while making the rounds with a newspaper reporter, was introduced to Carroll in one of his haunts and was sufficiently acquainted with him to know him, and Lawrence told me he saw him here.  The letter the Bank received from Mayor Harrison saying he could tell me who the thieves were was dated Sept. 24th, and in consequence of this letter, I was secreted in Harrison’s office and heard a conversation between Harrison and a Chicago crook, telling who the parties were.  The meeting I had with Felker at the Depot Hotel was about the last of October, and my impression is that is was in December the thieves were arrested.  Can’t tell what the other members of the committee did.  I know what I did, and that I devoted five or six weeks night and day to discover some way to capture the parties.  Despain came to me at my home on Broad street, once he said at lawyer Mitchell’s request, and proposed that the thieves should return all the money and pay the expenses and be released.  This made me mad, and I said to him, “Why Jack they won’t do that,” and told him I would not consent to it.  He then told me there was to be a meeting at Tunnicliff’s office at 8 o’clock that night.  I never met with them.  One of the conditions made by Harrison, and which he insisted on before giving any information about the thieves, was that there should be no compromise with the thieves.  Finally with Harrison’s consent, an agreement was made with my consent between Mitchell, Davis’ attorney and the State’s attorney, that if Davis would give the whole thing away in writing, sign it and swear to it, he should be let off easy.  Felker assisted in getting the thieves.  I don’t say they wouldn’t have been got without him, but the men chiefly instrumental in getting them were Harrison, Steele, Superintendent of the Chicago Detective Department, and Samuel McDonald.  I felt that I had paid Despain all his services were worth, if I hadn’t I should have paid him more.  I paid Felker probably $50.  The bank paid Felker $100.

            G.C. Alden recalled, testified he went to Chicago immediately after Seacord’s meeting with Harrison.  Richey came up about October 18th with warrants for Burke, Carroll, Davis, Bigelow and Guerrin, and arrangements were made by Harrison to have them arrested Sunday morning.  The detective only got Bigelow and he was habeas corpuses and arrested on an Alabama charge with Carroll, and we lost them that time.  I took with me from here, Laus, from Gerlaw, and a young man who boarded at the house the satchel was found at these both identified Carroll and Guerrin at the armory.

            The remaining directors of the bank were called and testified no contract was made or reward offered by the bank in the matter of the robbery other than the printed circular.

            Francis Colton testified he was President of the bank in 1879.  No other bargain was made with any person different from the published circular.  The bank paid out to Despain about $100, to Felker, $743.75, and Carter Harrison, $200, and different sums to other parties; of the $743. to Felker, $400 was in a draft.  Felker represented that Mitchell was the attorney of some of the thieves, and he had no doubt some of this money went there.

            The plaintiff offered in evidence a copy of the agreement produced by Mr. Tunnicliff, an agreement by which Davis was to be absolved on the production of Larney, and produced in addition the concurrence of the Police Committee of the Board of Supervisors to said agreement, and the affidavit of the Sheriff, stating him as in possession of facts, which in his judgment, would prevent the securing of Larney unless Davis was released.

            The case was given to the jury Saturday noon, and at 3 o’clock they returned a verdict in favor of plaintiff for $420.


 Saturday, July 29, 1893 Edition

Oneida, J. C. Montgomery, Agent

All kinds of harness, nets, dusters, boots, halters, whips, hoods, etc., etc., at Metcalf Bros.

James Garvin, of Trenton, MO. visited his mother, brother and sister and other friends this week.

Rev. C. D. Gearhart returned from Chicago last week and remained over to this week.

Miss Louie Montgomery arrived home from Forest and Piper City last week Friday morning.

Wood and iron pumps at Metcalf Bros.

Mrs. H.H. Bellinger arrived home from Nebraska last week Thursday.

C. Carlton went to Chicago last week Friday and is taking in the Fair.

When you get ready to plow this fall buy the celebrated Triumph sulkey plow as every one knows they are the lightest draft plow on the market.  Metcalf Bros.

Miss Catharine Skidmore, of Chicago, is the guest of Miss Kate Carlton.

Buy the light running Ottawa wagon, at Metcalf Bros.

J. Billington and daughter arrived home from the Fair last Saturday.

More new goods at the News Depot.

Our stock of carriages and road wagons is complete, and we will make prices that will surprise you.  Come and see us.  Metcalf Bros.

Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Barlow, of Farmington, visited Mrs. Barlow’s daughter, Mrs. J.T. Smith, her family and other friends three or four days this week.

Miss Nellie Faulkner, of Lincoln, Neb. is visiting friends here.

Extra wagon bores all prices at Metcalf Bros.

Dr. B.B. Peck and daughter of Stromsberg, Neb., made Col. Clendenia a call Monday.

Mrs. E. J. Holmer and little son went to Kewanee on a visit Tuesday.

Remember that we have a large stock of extra wagon boxes on hand and can supply you any time.  Metcalf Bros.

The tramp who exchanged his loaded whip or part of one for a few trinkets the other day will find the whip waiting for him.

Mrs. F. M. Courtney and daughter of Galesburg, were visitors here Thursday.

Mrs. Charles Johnson and two children, of  Lyons, Kansas arrived here Thursday and are visiting Mrs. Johnson’s mother and grandmother, Mrs. Culver and Mrs. Potter.

Lawyer Shamway, of Galesburg, was in the (?) Thursday. ~~rest was too dark to read.

Log City

Our drouth of three weeks’ duration has come to an end.  At this writing, Friday morning, the sky is all clouded over and fine drops of water begin to fall and we believe it is the beginning of a bountiful supply of rain.  Corn is somewhat checked in growth but this rain will set it booming again.  The benefit of a good rain now can be counted by millions.

The O’Brien children that were sick with scarlet fever are reported better.

Mrs. Henry Allen and children, of Russell, Kansas, are visiting here.

Mr. and Mrs. E.A. Cooley and daughters are at the World’s Fair.

Nile Stewart got thrown from one of Park Hammond’s horses and is now waiting for a broken rib to heal.

Mr. and Mrs. Sid Murray, of Oneida, visited the reporter’s family one day this week.

Myron Hodges, George Allen and Harry Allen are doing the World’s Fair this week.  A letter states that they are having a flying time.

A Galesburg artist has been sketching in the grove this week.  Some of her pictures are very fine.

The Soperville Sunday School hold their annual picnic on Saturday, the 29th.  There will be speeches, music and recitations by some of the young ladies and a sociable in the evening.

If you order a pig now you can get it for less money than you can next winter, and if sent by express now it will be cheaper than when it gets to be a hog.  We invite you to call and see our pigs. H.M. Sisson.

Boys, have you seen that pacing horse with his white feet colored with indigo?  He is a slipper when driven by an expert driver.  If you try to pass him on the road you might get left.


            The residence of Mr. and Mrs. E.S. Regnier was the scene Wednesday evening for a pretty home wedding, the bride being their daughter, Trelia Maude, and the groom Dr. Elmer J. Burch, a well known and growing physician.  There were assembled one hundred guests.  Among the guests from outside the city were Dr. and Mrs. George Burch, of Burlington, the former being a brother of the groom.  The apartments appeared very attractive with their floral decorations.  The wide door between the sitting room and parlor was fringed with evergreen, phlox and candy tufts, while on the floor at the entrance was a white rug.

            The guests were cordially received by Mrs. Regnier and daughter, Miss Vieva.  The ceremony was preceded by the wedding march, Mendelssohn’s, artistically played by Miss Neva Van Liew, and forming a fitting prelude to the entrance of the bridal party.  The principals stood on the rug in the flower garlanded doorway, while Rev. John Hood, pastor of the Presbyterian church, impressively rendered the ceremony.  The bride wore a lovely dress of white silk en train, trimmed in brocaded silk and lace, and carried a bouquet of cream roses.  The scene impressed all as a charming one.  After the congratulations, which were sincere and hearty, the company enjoyed a wedding supper of cake and ice cream, provided by Mrs. Weeks of the Woman’s exchange and Stromberg.  Some time was spent in conversation and in admiring the fine array of costly and beautiful presents.  The gifts of silverware and handsome glassware were noticeable.  The fact that the wedding had been postponed from an earlier date in consequence of the sickness of the bride seemed to make the occasion all the more enjoyable.  Everyone was also pleased to see present the bride’s brother, who is just convalescing from an attack of typhoid fever.  Dr. Burch and his bride took no wedding trip.  They go at once to their home No 322 West Tompkins street.  The bride has many warm friends in Galesburg who will take unfeigned pleasure in congratulating her on her happy marriage and the doctor is no less deserving of complimenting.


            There was at Abingdon Wednesday an elegant little home wedding at the residence of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Merrick, South Jefferson street.  The groom was Chester E. Cleveland, Esq., formerly a promising young member of the Knox……….page cut off


A Game Full of Excitement and Contention—Close Decision

             Probably one thousand people witnessed the game of ball between the Galesburg’s and Canton’s on the Knox College campus Wednesday afternoon, and in some respects it was an unsatisfactory game.  There were too many close decisions and too much excitement and wrangling, on two occasions the spectators thronging into the field and interrupting progress and taking a hand in the disputes between Umpire Sweeney and dissatisfied players.  Then there were hot-headed and noisy partisans on both sides, whose tongues got the better of their judgments.  It is probably that there never was a game here when there was as much excitement and when there prevailed such a difference of opinion.

            The game opened with Canton at the bat.  Volm’s liner was fumbled by DuShane and he reached first.  McDougall pulled down Linscott’s red hot liner retiring him at first.  Keefe singled, bringing in Volm and came in himself on Feltman’s single.  In the second inning after two men were out another score came in on Beadle’s error and on singles by Volm and Linscott, the former being caught at the plate.  In the fourth Bardley’s triple and singles by Wilson and a out netted Canton another score.  In the fifth inning Fowler’s muff of a fly for which he ran and Sanderson’s muff of a high fly along the Feltman’s double added two more to Canton’s score.  In the sixth Wilson singled, stole second and came in on Volm’s single.  In the eight Aont came in on a single and a wild pitch, making a total of eight runs for Canton.  The heavy batting by the Creamos was a marked feature.  Their general playing in the field was good and from the start obtained, the feeling at first was that they had everything their own way.

            The Galesburg's were blanked the first two innings on flies and first base.  In the third inning Bendle singled and by clever base running stole third.  Hill was made a present of first by Kiefe.  Then Fowler knocked out a two bagger bringing in Bendle and Hill.  Kreig singled bringing in FowlerThompson and Dushane reached first on play.  The ball was fielded into the crowd and Thompson came home on the……..

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Dr. A. W. Lapham wishes to announce that after August 1 his office and residence will be on the first floor of the Masonic building south of the park.

The W.C.T.U. will have a blue and white sociable in the park this Saturday evening, July 29.  Everybody is cordially invited.  Speaking, singing and instrumental music will entertain the people.  Ice cream and cake will be served.  Come out and have a good time.

Mrs. Bert Snider (Bly Kinney), of Lafayette, visited Mrs. Nic Gibbs a short time ago.

Born, July 20, to Mr. and Mrs. Delford Evans, a son.

Miss Ella McIravey has returned home to E. Coleman’s after an absence of one year which was spent visiting friends in Iowa.

As Mr. Mosher has not disposed of his hotel he would remind you that he will continue to entertain the public as heretofore until he can make a sale.  To anyone wishing to go into the hotel business this is a good opening.

Mrs. Ann Reynolds, of Galesburg, visited her daughter, Mrs. E.A. Walker, during the past week.

Died, July 21, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Delford Evans.

We hear some considerable inquiry in regard to the man who traveled through here taking pictures of farm houses.  The complaint is he has failed to deliver his pictures.

We are informed that Mrs. R.J. Moore is in very poor health.

As the season for selling farm implements is about over, G. M. Nelson would thank his numerous customers for their liberal patronage during the season and would say should you need a good wagon or buggy he would be pleased to supply your wants.  His stock is complete.  Call and see them.

Nic Giffs met with what might have proved a very serious accident Sunday evening as he was returning from a visit at his wife’s parents near Lafayette accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Joe Craig.  When near the iron bridge the team became unmanageable, when Joe jumped out and succeeded in grasping one horse by the bit, in the meantime Mrs. Craig dropped her infant out from the back of the carriage to the ground.  Just then the carriage turned clear over, breaking all the haws and fastening the ladies under the carriage.  Mr. Gibbs was the first out and soon succeeded in releasing the ladies who save a few bruises were not hurt.  The babe was picked up smiling, but its finery was somewhat demoralized by road dust.  Joe had stopped the team which was unhurt.

For good tin roofing, barbed wire, nails, grindstones, scythes, hay forks, shelf hardware or table cutlery, call at the Hodgeman hardware: you can save money by so doing.

Mr. and Mrs. Wate Robbins, of Chattanooga, Tenn., are home for a few weeks, visiting the World’s Fair and friends here.  Mr. Robbins says while Chattanooga is a pleasant place to live, yet Illinois cannot be equaled, taking all in all people, soil, coal and wood, water and even climate.  We are of the opinion he is right.

Miss Katie West, of Sibley, Iowa, daughter of Rev. P. B. West, is visiting at Dr. Townsend’s.

Mrs. Fullerton, of Galesburg, is spending a few days with the family of Dr. Townsend.

The finest stock of shoes may now be found at S.B. Russell’s.  He has just received a new supply of the celebrated Henderson shoe and can give you a fit and his prices are low.  Call and see them.  His prints and ginghams are going fast, call before they are all gone if you want bargains.

Swan Larson, of Galva, was in town Wednesday.

Mrs. Theo. Hammond is quite sick and Saturday evening was in a critical condition.  She is now improving.

If you want to hear Joe Moore laugh just ask him how he happened to beat in the race the other morning.

Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Ives are expected home about the first of August to spend a few weeks visiting their parents and the World’s Fair.

Several times we have mentioned big day’s work being performed by different ones.  A friend hands in the following which takes the cake:  Nels P. Nelson Monday morning went four miles to cut oats for Oliver Hedstrom and at 5 o’clock Tuesday evening had cut 43 acres.  Mr. Hedstrom remarked there is lots of work in a Swede if you only can get him at it.  We do not think the two day’s work mentioned above can be beat, considering the same number of hours for a days work.

Policeman Walker and Constable Herold, Wednesday, made a raid on a gang who were playing cards under the tree just north of the Deacon Reynold’s barn.  They worked their way through the corn and were close on to them before being discovered.  It is said there was some lively hustling done to secrete the cards, etc.  They promised not to engage in that kind of business again inside of the corporation and were permitted to go.

Mrs. Wyman (Carrie Tiffany), of Omaha, Nebraska, arrived Wednesday evening and is visiting at her Uncle’s Abram Files.

Arthur Van Buren will have when completed one of the most tasty and convenient houses in town.  We are pleased to see Arthur starting out with such fine prospects, although some are wondering if he will rent it.

Our photograph gallery is being quite liberally patronized, and samples of Miss Temple’s work show good taste in selection of positions and beauty of finish.  Call and see her rooms and work.  We bespeak for her a good trade.

Miss Margie Wakefield, of Galesburg, is visiting friends here and enjoying the beauties of country life.


Alex. Johnson and family, of Riverside, California, are here visiting.

The ponies ran away with the butcher wagon the other day and broke it up pretty bad.  No one was hurt.

Frank Krantz was in town again a few days this week.  He has been working in Galesburg.

The new blacksmith, Neff, has had to get another man to help him in the shop, for he has more work than he can attend to.

E.B. Smith started his thresher last Wednesday.  His first job was at Geo. Columbine’s, 5 acres, 250 bushels.

We are to have a bicycle road race from Galva, a distance of ten miles, next Friday evening.  They start from Galva at 6 o’clock.

We notice a great many men pass through here on bicycles bound for the World’s Fair, and they are making good time; they are making all the way from fifty to one hundred miles per day.

Most all the oats through this section are harvested and they will soon be threshed, for the machines have already started out.

Anton Johnson is going to have a new bicycle.

Frank Ward is able to be out again.  He says he is feeling some better, but he looks pretty bad yet.  It is to be hoped that he will soon be himself again.

Milo Eckley, of Woodhull, drove over Thursday to see his brother, George, who has been under the weather for the last week or ten days.

Jud Ware started the fore part of the week for the Fair to be gone about two weeks.

Chas. Pierce drove in town last Wednesday from Galesburg.

Willie Vanscoyk is here visiting his old school mates.

Bessie and Lewis Updike went to Galesburg last Wednesday.  They are going on to Monmouth Thursday to visit a few days with Miss Edna Rugh.

Rev. E. L. Hill is visiting the World’s Fair for two weeks.

We understand that Rev. Rugh is going to have a two week’s vacation.     W.B.T.


The following is a part of the attractions for the great harvest home celebration to be held in this place Aug. 24th, 1893:  Orator of the day, Rev. C.W. Blodgett, the eloquent and gifted orator from Galesburg, Illinois.  Brimfield Band, led by Lem Wiley, the noted musician and cornet player.  Platform dance and dance in hall.  Balloon ascension by a lady and dog from Peoria, Illinois.  Music by a select quartet and music by a class of the young folks now under training by Lem Wiley, of Peoria, Illinois.  Prize declamation contest; a valuable medal will be given to the one entitled to receive it by impartial judges.  Foot races and other games.  A grand display of daylight fireworks.  A merry-go-round and a comic play will be given in the evening in the park.  Everything free.  We ask everybody to come to Yates City on that day.  The railroad company has made the rate one and one-third fare to Yates City Aug. 24 from all points within 50 miles.  The press committee will invite all newspaper men in this part of the country to be here Aug. 24.  They will be entertained free on that day and we hope a large number will come and see us.

The Presbyterian church is being papered, painted, cleaned and a new carpet is being put down this week.

The steam thresher is heard in the land, and our farmers are busy threshing their grain.

This section was favored with a fine shower on Tuesday afternoon.  The farmers north and south from here are complaining about it being very dry, and unless they get rain soon the corn crop will be short.

Thirza Corbin went to the White City on Monday.

John Nelson lost a child by death a few days ago.

Ed Wells and wife, the restaurant keepers, are the proud possessors of a boy baby.  Ed says he will soon have a boy big enough to help him make ice cream, etc.

J. A. Hensley wishes to inform the public that he is always ready to do notaries, conveyance and police magistrate work; office on Main street, Yates City, Ill.  He also represents some good fire insurance companies, and is agent for the Illinois Building and Loan Association, and would like to take your application for some stock.

Mrs. L. F. Wertman and two youngest daughters from your city are visiting her mother, Mrs. Martha Oberholtzer, and other friends in this place and surrounding country.

D. M. Carter, U.S. storekeeper in Peoria, is repairing his residence in this place and will move back here in the near future, as the rascals must get out soon and give way for some honest Democrats.

C. J. Coykehdall is building a nice cottage residence on East Main street.

Thomas Thompson has been employed to teach the grammar department of the Yates City schools the coming year.

Avwing Garrison, our street commissioner, is doing a great deal of repairing on our sidewalks.

Isaac Tracy is a fugitive from justice.  He is wanted for throwing stones at a tramp cigar maker.

Our merchants seem to be having a good trade and if more of the people who live near here would patronize them they would do better.  Why go to Elmwood when you have to pay as much and more for goods than you would here?  Too much show and expense is causing a good many firms in that town to assign.  Again we say, trade at home and help build up a home town and it will make your property and produce higher.

J. K. McKeighan has purchased a stock of goods in Kansas City, Mo., and his family will move out there soon.

A. H. McKeighan will return from Bozeman, Montana, soon and will again take charge of the Yates City “Banner”.

Col. J. T. Long and family have bought property in Galesburg and will move there soon.





God made the rich and the poor,

But there is one thing I don’t understand

Why the path of one He strews with flowers

And the path of the other with sand.      Anon.

You are right, dear friend, God created us all.

From the highest, the lowest, the great and small,

And if by the cruel winds of care we are tossed,

On the ocean of life, it’s no sign we’re lost.

Tis true some succeed and their lives seem to be,

As free from all care as the waves of the sea,

And as they sail onwards, ah, little they think

Each ripple and wave takes them nearer life’s brink.


While others cast on the deep oceans breast

Where're their barque sails they can never find rest,

The sorrows and troubles of life like the waves

Follow them on till they sink in their graves.


In the path that some travel all the roses are gone

Where each one should be they have found but a thorn.

Then why complain if adverse winds should blow

Our barque ‘gainst the stream if God wills it so.


There is one consolation when we pass from this life,

From the cares and the sorrows, of all earthly strife;

Tis a hope that the wary of heart will find rest

When the star of their life has gone down in the West.


It matters not then if our path be of flowers;

This life has its sorrows, its sunshine and showers;

Each pathway leads to death’s silent land

Be it narrow or broad, of roses or sand.    K. C.


            An interesting suit, entitled M. Moak against Fred Osterberg, has been entered to the October term of Circuit Court.  The parties live near Victoria, and the case is the outcome of a divorce suit brought by Mr. Moak against his wife and resulting in a divorce being granted him.  He then set up that Osterberg was the cause of the estrangement of his wife.  Since that time Osterberg has been out of the State.  Recently Osterberg returned, and there was a chance to get service on him.  So this suit was begun, and he is charged with alienating the affections of Mrs. Moak.  The aggrieved plaintiff asks for $2,000 damages.  C.S. Harris is his attorney.  It is a long time since such a case has been tried in this county.



            R. E. Magee, well known here, has caused a peck of trouble over in Ohio.  It is believed that he has now a wife residing here.  Over in New Vienna he paid attention to one of the loveliest girls and a stylish wedding was in prospect when letters from wives in Toledo, Ohio; Sharon, Pa., and Galesburg put an end to his rosy expectations.  These letters told of his baseness and cruelty.  Magee before the storm burst, jumped New Vienna, leaving his board bill and other claims unpaid.  He seems to be an unprincipled scoundrel.


            There promises to be a lively time over the charging of Ed. Dunlap with selling hogs belonging to Mr. M.L. Overstreet and pocketing the proceeds.  Mr. Dunlap has consulted an attorney and denies point blank that he ever sold hogs not belonging to him.  He represents that he was frightened into signing a judgment note for the hogs alleged to have been taken, saying as he did so that he would let the note stand until he could prove his innocence.


            Marshal Coakley, as was predicted he would, came back from Chicago with his man, Nels Johnson, a rather fine appearing young fellow, who was arrested on a charge of bastardy.  The complaining witness is Nellie Nelson, a pretty and unsophisticated young woman, who alleges that Johnson betrayed her.  It is understood that the prisoner denies the charge and intends fighting the case.  He was bound over Saturday in the sum of $600.

                                   William Perrin Saved From a Horrible Death

            I had been suffering for a number of years from cancer on my ear.  My friends were worrying; and expected me to die from that loathsome disease, which would have been terrible for me to endure, and would have been a great burden to my friends as well.  I felt like giving up in despair.  I was told of Dr. Walter.  Although I don’t know why I went to him, yet he was recommended to me to be the greatest specialist of the age.  I thought it the last resort, and God bless the man that gave me the advice, for Dr. Walter cured me in three months without knife or acid.  I have been well two years without the least sign of cancer or pain of any kind.  I want to say to you (reporter), to the public, and my friends, who join me in the remark that we think if Dr. Walter tells anyone he can cure them, that they need have no fear of not being fully restored to health, and we will say too that there are but few cases or diseases that give him any trouble in curing.

                                REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS

George F. Bannard to F.M. Rice, sublet 3, O. Anderson’s subdivide. Galesburg……………………………………………………………………….. $1,150.00

Louis Dahl to Johanna E. Lindquist, north 4 rods lot 5, block 17 Frost’s add. Galesburg…………………………………………………………………………$  725.00 

Wm. H. Gibbs to Elizabeth Wright, n ½ NW. sec ? , Lynn Twp.…................…..$2,600.00

Ellis & Hyman to John Robson, sublet 10, Tuveson& Olson subdivide………… $   659.00

A.W. Flodin to Henry Nelson, lot 20, L.J. & P’s subdivide ……………………… $  321.00

                                                 THE CITY COUNCIL

The Cedar Fork Bridge Ordered Built—The Reservoir Discussed----Other Matters.

The city council met in special session Tuesday evening, Mayor Cooke in the chair.

A petition from property owners on Losey street representing more than half the frontage between Chambers and Pearl streets, remonstrated against the proposed paving of that street only between the streets named.  The signers are Oscar Linden, J. A. Lindstrom, S. W. Swanson, F. O. Rosengren, S. F. Lawrence, J.A. Lundeen, M.C. Willard and Sarah Pittard.

            The Sidewalk Committee recommended the building of a walk on the east side of Duffield avenue and the Council concurred.

            Mr. Stanton reported that the lumber yard men had kindly consented to furnish lumber for proposed improvements on the Kindergarten building free of cost.

            The building of the sidewalk on the south side of Main street to Allen’s avenue from the railroad track was ordered.

            The matter of the reservoir was then brought up.  Then Mr. Matteson moved that the clerk advertise for bids for the construction of a sewer.  The capacity of the reservoir is 4,500,000, and the estimate of cost is $15,000.  The question was discussed at some length.  The wall will be five feet in thickness at the bottom and the water fifteen feet deep.  The length of the wall is 118 feet.  The ordinance prepared by the engineer was read.

            Mr. Gale moved that the Mayor and Water Committee be empowered to advertise for bids on the specifications by the engineer with such modifications as they deem necessary.  Carried.

            The Street Committee to whom had been referred the bids for bridges reported the bid of Bick & Glann as the lowest and recommended that to this firm be awarded the contract for building bridges on West Main street, North Broad, North Prairie and North Kellogg streets.  The Mayor reported that he had conferred with Mr. Bancroft, Santa Fe solicitor, and had been told by him that the company would pay $500 each toward the bridges on Broad, Prairie and Kellogg streets.  The lump bid of the firm is $2,600 a bridge.  The Council discussed the dimensions and general features of the bridges.  The Mayor was authorized to make contract with Messrs. Bick & Glann on the basis of their bids.  Mayor Cooke said he had positive assurance from Mr. Bancroft regarding the $500.

            The Mayor suggested the preparing an amendment to the Seventh ward sewer ordinance, so that the property owners can make payments for same on the five years installment plan.  The City Attorney was authorized to prepare the amendment and to report it at next meeting.

            Mr. Nelson introduced an ordinance amending the North Chambers street paying ordinance by striking out the words, “Only four by ten rods,” and inserting in lieu thereof the worlds: “Not more than 70 feet in width and 165 feet in length.”  The ordinance was laid over. 

            The Fire Committee stated that the floor of the north side of the chemical engine house on Prairie street is worn out and that a new floor is needed.

            The Sewer Committee reported the pavement in the old post office alley is in bad shape, needs taking up, and recommended that a 15 inch sewer be put in the alley.  The committee was instructed to make further investigation.

These estimates of cost were reported:

North Broad street sewer                  $2,294.00

Chambers street sewer                       946.46

West Main street sewer                    3,255.75

Losey street pavement                                    6,400.00

The final estimate of cost of Sumner and North street’s sewer was reported at $1,205.29.


            The cost per front foot is $4,486.  The pavement is 42 feet in width. 


CHERRY STREET ASSESSMENT              Following is the special assessment for the paving of Cherry from Main to Simmons street:





Clark E. Carr

148 3/8


G. N. Hamilton

48 2/3


G.W. Prince

23 ½


Fred Axen



J.G.Vivion & T.J.McKnight



J.A. McKenzie



J.J. Tunnicliff



Estates of S.W. Allen & A.P. Higgins



City of Galesburg



Frohlich, Gardt & Co



James O’Connor



L.Nerdlinger & P. Bollenbach



James O’Connor



James O’Connor



James O’Connor





 Following is the special assessment for the paving of Ferris street from North Broad to North Cherry:




Fred Seacord

78 ¾


Nels E. Olson

78 ¾


G.Hawkinson& P. Granville

78 ¾


Swan Anderson

78 ¾


The Auditoriam

156 ¾


O. B. Judson

52 ¼


W.O. Hulse

52 ¼


City of Galesburg

53 ¾


                                   PRAIRIE STREET ASSESSMENT 

               Following are the special assessments for the paving, etc. of South Prairie street from Main to Tompkins street:




Galesburg National Bank



Barbara Brechwald



Solomon Hoffhelmer



Anna Beirmann



A. Brechwald



Dominic Morley

15 1/3


G. K. Inness

21 ½


J. D. Hayes

22 2/3


R. M. Campbell

31 1/3


W. B. Duvall



S. W. Allen estate



Viola A. Foote



G. W. Brown & Co.



Universalist church



Georgina Holmes



E. T. Davis estate

44 ½





J. P. Fuller estate

112 ¼


G.D. Crocker & W.H. Browning



John Stokes



T. W. Peterson



J. L. Clay estate



Affa W. Blair



Kate Converse





Big Grist of Bills---South Street Pavement---North Chambers Street People Kick---City in Financial Straits.

            The City Council met in regular monthly session last Monday evening with Mayor Cooke in the chair.

            The Clerk’s report of the preceding meeting was approved.


M.S. Baldwin petitioned for the repeal of the ordinance forbidding the erection of a blacksmith shop or foundry on West Main street.

Mr. Hastings moved a reference to a committee of two.  This carried and Alderman Hastings and Gale were appointed.

August 12, 1893

Arrested for Larceny

     Wm Andrews, the attorneys, and a man named Beesom, had a skirmish on Prairie street last week Friday in which Andrews proved too much for the man from the country. It seems that Ephraim Wallas gave to Beesom a check, and it is said that unwittingly he made the check for $10 more than was due Beesom. It is represented that Beesom lost no time in running to a Bank and procuring the money. The fact that too large an amount had been placed on the check having suddenly been discovered, Mr. Andrews and Mr. Wallas found Beesom on Prairie Street and demanded the money back but Beesom asserted that he did not have it. Mr. Andrews demanded. that Beesom should go to the bank, and have the matter rectified. Beesom declined, and the attorney then gave him a lively shaking and even went so far as to knock his hat from his head. It is asserted that Beesom offered to turn over his watch as security but this was not acceptable. Mr. Andrews has sworn out a warrant for the arrest of Mr. Beesom, charging the latter with larceny. Beesom was arrested and his case was continued before Justice Allen until Friday. He was released on his own recognizance.

Death of Mrs. Van Horn

Mrs. Mahaia Van Horn passed away at 2 o'clock a. m. Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. H. Councilman, Grove Street, after a short illness. Until last week, Mrs. Van Horn had been in spite of her age in good health. Then she was taken with a nervous chill, but from this she seemed to shortly recover. She did not, however, feel strong and began to decline, the vital powers generally giving away. She was able to be around some Thursday and Friday, but a change for the worse set in at night. She was conscious to the end.

     Mrs. Van Horn was 77 or 78 years old. She was born in Jefferson County, Ohio, and was the daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Mansfield. She grew to womanhood in the county and was married there to Dr. William Van Horn. They lived in Tuscarawas county, Ohio, for a number of years. Some 23 years ago they moved to Ipava, of which the doctor was a prominent and respected citizen. He died there March 24, 1892. Since then Mrs. Van Horn has been living with her children, and since last fall she has spent the time with Mrs. Counselman and Mrs. N. J. Stearns, her daughters. She was a member of the Methodist church and for many years has been a sincere and earnest Christian. She was a woman of strength of character and of loving disposition. She was the last of a large family. The survivors are the two daughters already mentioned and one son, Mr. Isaac M. Van Horn of Ipava.


Truelson --- Lisco

     There was a pleasant little wedding Saturday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Benj. Riley, No. 131 Whitesboro Street. The groom was Mr. Andrew Truelson and the bride was Miss Sarah Lisco. The wedding was a quiet one only the immediate relatives being present. The ceremony was performed by Re. G. J. H.. Ellis, pastor of the First Christian Church. The bride wore a becoming slate colored dress. There was refreshments  served after the ceremony an appetizer spread of wedding dainties.  For the present, they will live at  the bride's parent's home. The groom is a baker and a very deserving and enterprising business man.

Norling -- Breckman

    Mr. Nels Norling and Miss Anna Breckman, both of Galesburg, were married by Rev. C. J. E. Haterius at the First Lutheran Church parsonage Saturday evening.

Strader -- Grice

     Mr. Jay C. Strader and Miss Ella Grice, of Abingdon, were married Tuesday afternoon at the courthouse by Judge Seaford.

  The Dailey Republican Register Monday, April 21, 1919

Raided House---- Deputy Sheriffs Watson, Sullivan, and Lewis raided the house kept by Louise Mallery on Deitrich Ave., Saturday night and arrested the woman and three men who were found in the place. Mrs. Mallery signed a waiver and plea of guilty in Justice court today.

Meet tonight---The Delegate Committee of this Independent Labor Party will meet at seven-fifteen o'clock this evening at the Labor News Office.

We guarantee all our watch, clock and jewelry repairing--E. R. Wade, 45 N. Prairie.

Arrived from France--- Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Oberheizer, 322 E. Fourth Street, have received word that their son Carl, has arrived safely in this country from France and is now at Camp Merritt, NJ.

Ride a Bicycle. Save Time. Wright's

Lieutenant Lucas to Practice Law in Chicago, Lieutenant Ralph Lucas, who has during the past year been in active service in the United States navy, is in the city for a few days visiting relatives, before going to Chicago where he takes a position in the law firm of Gallagher, Kohisaat and Reneker on LaSalle street. Ralph has a find reputation as a promising young attorney and this firm is one of the leading ones in Chicago and will give him a good opportunity.

     He had a long experience in the nave, beginning at the time when the submarines were active, and making a number of trips across the Atlantic and back. On his last trip he was on a ship carrying provisions to Antwerp. He reports Antwerp as a larger city than he anticipated, and as one of the largest shipping points in the world. He found rebuilding in progress. He also visited Brussels with which he was much impressed.

Mrs. James Dead---Widow of the Notorious Bandit Passes Away at her Home at Kansas City--November 14, 1900--Mrs. Zerelda James, widow of Jesse James, the noted southwestern bandit, died at her home here of a complication of diseases after a long illness. Mrs. James was a Miss Mimms. She was born near Kansas City in 1844 and was married to James at Kearney, MO, in 1874. They had one son, Jesse, Jr., who is now in business in Kansas City. Mrs. James was with her husband when he was hot and killed by Bob Ford, on of the bandit's former pals, near St. Joseph in April, 1881.

These little articles of interest were typed by Mary Moeller & Emailed to me to put here for your pleasure. Thanks Bunches Mary.


Mrs. Martha Mosher visited friends in Knoxville the latter part of last week, returning home Monday.
Charley Williams went to Galesburg Monday and returned home Tuesday, accompanied by his mother and sister.
Mrs. Nicholson and daughter, Mrs. Graen of Toulon visited at J. W. Neales last Friday returning home Saturday.
Mrs. Emily Jarnigan of Chicago who has been spending the summer with relatives here, started home Monday afternoon.
Mrs. Amanda Deever who visited her sister Mrs. James Neal last week returned to her home in Toulon last Saturday.
The Victoria state bank expects to move in to their new building soon, about November 1. They expect to open a savings department.
Mrs. P.E. Cadwell of West Jersey visited friends here Sunday. Her mother Mrs. E. Strom accompanied her home Sunday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. James Neal started for California last Saturday. They expect to make California their home. Their son Will, of Kewanee, went with them hoping to find a climate that will cure him of asthma.
The young son of J. D. Westerdale came home from Galesburg this week where he has been in the hospital under the care of Dr. Parry. About two weeks ago he sustained a serious blow to the eye which it was feared would cause the loss of sight. However the eye is much impoved.


Thos. Hubbell drove to Victoria yesterday.
Miss Swedlund visited home folks Sunday.
Alice Machem spent Sunday in Etherly.
Miss McGrew of Altona visited with Cline's last Friday.


John Harden returned home from Kansas Thursday.
Frank Davis is sick with pneumonia. Walt Morgan is acting as nurse.
Mrs. J. W. Ogden and daughter Nellie spent one day last week in Galesburg.
D. E. McMaster, wife and baby, Hubert were in London Saturday afternoon.
Mahlon Smith and family accompanied by Mr. Cowley returned home from Wisconsin Sunday a.m.
Lew Cutter and family of Abingdon were the guests of his sister Mrs. H. Babbitt and wife, Sunday.
Mrs. Jack Walker and sister Mrs. Darius Ingalls of Perry were the guests of Dr. Browning and wife Monday.
Mrs. Emma Churchill and baby of Iowa are visiting relatives here. They are the guests of her sister Mrs. D. T. Moon.

Galesburg's Evening-Mail--December 30, 1909**Foxie typing 1909 articles.

The Social Whirl

With their photos in the paper and all:

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Thompson of Galesburg, who on Christmas Day, celebrated their sixty-first anniversary of their wedding. Both aged People retain their faculties and talk of long gone-by decades in the nation's progress with absorbing interest. Mr. Thompson is 91 years of age and Mrs. Thompson 86. this was underneath their photo



GROOM 91 AND BRIDE 86, ARE IN Perfect Health--Happy Event Celebrated at Home of Judge and Mrs. G. W. Thompson.

One of the most notable and perhaps one of the most delightful events of Christmas Day was the family reunion held at the beautiful new home of Judge and Mrs. George W. Thompson on North Chambers street, and which had been planned honoring the sixty-first anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Thompson, the father and mother of Judge Thompson.

Sixty-one years of wedded life have been spent together by the guests of honor who are in perfect health and to whom yesterday was a day of the most unusual pleasure.

Mr. and Mrs. Thompson have long been residents of this county and are among its widest known and most esteemed residents, their life being one of perpetual happiness and a sweet example to those nearest and dearest.

Yesterday's guests included besides the bride and groom of so long ago, Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Thompson and three children, Robert, Richard and Lucile; Joseph, John, Albert, and Miss May Thompson, all of this city and all children of the celebrants. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Linsley and daughter, Marion, and Mrs. J. H. Linsley, the first named, the brother, and the last the mother of the occasion's hostess.


young people quietly married AT THE bride's home ON December twenty-fourth

Mr. Otis T. Weir and Miss Goldie L. Alters were quietly married at the home of the bride, 1562 Grand avenue, December 24, 1909, at three o'clock p. m. by the Rev. J. A. Barnett, and left on the 4:20 train to visit relatives in Galva and other points in Illinois. The bride was married in a tan meserlin suit and then wore a dark bleu traveling suit. After a visit of about ten days they will return and then visit relatives in Iowa for about a month then they will return and move on a farm close to Maquon, March 1st.

The bride was a graduate of the Galesburg High school of the class of 1906, and since that time has been employed in the Millinery store of Mrs. J. B. Johnson. The groom attended Brown's Business College.

Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Wikoff entertain at home, "Hillside"

Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Wikoff gave a large and delightful family fathering Christmas Day at their home, Hillside, north of the city, the guest including Mrs. Ida Wikoff, and daughter Miss Cornelia Wikoff of Galesburg, Mr. and Mrs. I. U. Wetmore, Mrs. P. Jones, Mrs. Rose Wetmore, Mrs. Nellie Stuart and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wetmore and children, Mr. and Mrs. John N. Wikoff, and Mr. and Mrs. William Nelson and daughters.

Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Frazee give Christmas dinner

Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Frazee entertained Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Clark and family; Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Frazee, Miss Delia Moore and A. T. ?Luke of this city and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Campbell and children of Gilson at Christmas dinner at their home at 310 Sou8tn Kellogg street.

P. C. Hanson weds Miss Mildred Flagg recently

P. C. Hanson was married to Miss Mildred Flagg at the Presbyterian parsonage in this city ?Sunday, a week ago, by Rev. Mathers.

Mr. Hanson is the bookkeeper for the Armour & Co., at Galesburg and Miss Flagg hails from Gilson, this county and state. May they live long and never lower his flag--Knoxville Republican

Victoria Wedding Elaborate Affair

Marriage of Miss Pearl Rice and William E. Price of Toulon, Wed at Home of Bride's Parents

Victoria, Ill, Dec. 28--(Special to the Mail)---On Wednesday morning, December 22d, 1909, at the hour of eleven o'clock, Miss Etta Patty sat at the organ and played a wedding march, and keeping step tot the music. Mr. William Everett Price, of Toulon, Ill., and Miss "Pearl" J. Rice, of Victoria, Ill. walked into the parlor preceded by Rev. R. L. Vivian, of Henry, IL., the officiating clergyman, and were untied together in the bonds of holy matrimony in the presence of many relatives and friends.

After the usual congratulations, all sat down to a three course dinner which for excellence in quality and abundance could hardly be surpassed.

The bride and groom were recipients of many beautiful and valuable presents.

From the parents of the groom, Mr. and Mrs. G. F. price, they received a five twenty dollar gold pieces. The grandmother of the groom, Mrs. M. J. Brown, gave the happy couple a beautiful white bed spread. Mr. and Mrs. Verne Moak made them a present of a silver cream spoon. They received a decorated set of dishes from the parents of the bride, Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Rice, and a lovely decorated China salad dish. Mr. Aten remembered them with a decorated China cake plate. Mr. and Mrs. Ratty gave the bride and groom a very fine linen table cloth. Mr. and Mrs. Rice remembered them with a silver berry spoon. Mrs. Mustain made her present in the form of an exquisite center piece of Battenberg work, her own make. Mr. and Mrs. McDowell gave a silver butter knife and sugar spoon. Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Moak presented them with a large Rochester lamp. The bride and groom were richly remembered.

The grandfather grandmother of the groom, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Price, Sr., at the present visiting children in Hastings, Nebraska, sent the bride and groom a beautiful linen table cloth and napkins, and a pair of linen dresser scarves. Mr. and Mrs. C> C. Christopher, Hastings, Neb., also a pair of linen dresser scarves. Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Price, Hastings, Neb., and Mr. and Mrs. Earnest DeWolfe, a handsome bed-spread. A fancy glass dish and six glass sauce dishes, Mr. Alva Brown and family. A beautiful cut glass fruit dish was given by Miss Florence and her brother Forest Brown. A hand painted China plate was given by the Misses A. and Delluth; a set of silver table spoons, Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Brown; a set of silver teaspoons, Mr. and Mrs. J. Price; a set of silver knives and forks, Mr. and Mrs. H.J. Ham and family; Mr. and Mrs. E. B. McCork and family, Mr. J. Jackson and family, a silver set of knives and forks. Mr. and Mrs. Muiot Sullivan, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Price, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Price and family, a frosting pan, hasting spoon and a fork came from D. L. L. Long.

Those who were present at the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Moak, Mr. and Mrs. James Mustain, Mr. and Mrs. George Ratty and daughter, Etta, and Mr. and Mrs. Erush C. DeWolfe, Victoria, Ill; Mr. Owen Rice, Galesburg, Ill; Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Price, Toulon, Ill.; and Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Rice and daughter, parents and sister of the bride, Victoria.

The groom is one of the very best young men of Toulon whose future has every prospect of success in agriculture, for he not only knows the art from experience but is a genius in the mechanics arts as well in character he possess the worth of true worthiness, and has the qualifications for making a prosperous and happy home.

The bride is a young lady of those qualities of characters which will make her a true helpmate to him whom she has chosen for her husband, while to many a stranger among those with whom she has come to live, she is an acquisition to the community that will be enriched by her associations and as she is the better known, she will be the better appreciated, and the less of the Victoria young people will be a very great gain to the young people of the community of Toulon.

The happy bride and groom will visit for some time among relatives in Hastings, Neb., and when they return from their wedding trip, will reside at the home of the groom's parents for the present.

Miss Vera Peck A Holiday Bride

Former Galesburg Young Woman Weds at Fondu Lac Home, Young Physician of Ohio.

Fondu Lac, Wis., Dec 28 (Special to the Mail)--In the presence of relatives on Christmas Day, at high noon, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Cyrenius A. Peck, of Fondu Lac, Wis., occurred the marriage of their daughter, Vera Maude, to Dr. W. Clay Jones of Kenton, Ohio.

They were untied in marriage by Dr. Walter Hall of the M. E. Church, with the Episcopal ceremony.

The bride is a native of Illinois, who after finishing her literary education became a student of Knox Conservatory at Galesburg, Ill. Later she specialized in voice culture with Mrs. Mame B. Parry.

The groom is the eldest son of Dr. and Mrs. B. K. Jones of Kenton, Ohio, and one of the promising professional young men of that city. He was student of the Ohio State University, a fellow of the Sigma Nu fraternity. Later he graduated from the Eclectic Medical college of Cincinnati, Ohio, where he was a member of the Sigma Theta of that school.

After a short stop in Chicago they will go to their future home, where Dr. Jones is associated with his father professionally.

Well known young Galesburg man weds

Lynn Newton Irwin married to Miss Katherine Wilkins, on Christmas Day--Will reside at "Sunnyside"

At the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Wilkins of Niota, Ill., was celebrated on Christmas Day at high noon the marriage of their daughter Katherine to Lynn Newton Irwin of Galesburg, Ill. The ceremony was performed by Rev. A. S. Cover of the Presbyterian church.

Those in attendance were the immediate families of the contracting parties and a few intimate friends.

After a three course wedding dinner they left for Galesburg and went immediately to "Sunnyside Farm" on East Fremont Street, which is to be their future home and where a warming reception was given to them this evening.

Mrs. Wilcox and Mr. Root entertained:

Gave evening at cards for Mr. and Mrs. Wayman and Mr. and Mrs. Albert S. Webster.

Mrs. Effie M. Wilcox and Mr. J. M. Root, gave the holiday week's initial event last evening, when they entertained at cards at their home on East Grove street n honor of Mrs. Wilcox's daughter and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Harry P. Wayman, of Detroit, Michigan, and Mr. and Mrs. Albert S. Webster of Chicago.

Christmas bells, festoons of the yuletide green, the holly wreaths and poinsettias were used in the rooms of the home, where during the evening Five hundred was played, the honors going to Miss Mary Smith and Wilfred Arnold.

Guests from out of town other than the guests of honor, were Miss Marie Seacord of Batavia; Mrs. E. M. Weeks of Boston, and Howard Judson of Boston.

Dailey Register-Mail, Galesburg March 11, 1932

Marriage Licenses

    Alvin E. Cox and Miss Maybell Maasz, of Whitewater, Wisconsin.

     Leo Stinson and Miss Sue Fault, both of Kewanee.

The Dailey Republican, Galesburg, IL, 1932---- Have you Heard That----

  Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Butler of Wataga spent Christmas day at the Steve Bloomgren home on North Kellogg Street.

    Mrs. Henry Hawley of Semans, Saskatchewan, Canada, and Mrs. N. Ashmore of Springfield are visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Grenard, 608 East Fremont Street.  Mrs. Hawley is a sister of Mrs. Grenard.

     Mr. and Mrs. Gene Logan of Logan City, Okla., and John Logan of Chicago are spending the holidays with their parents, Dr. and Mrs. J. M. Logan, 401 West Losey Street.

    Don H. Sloan of Quincy spent the weekend holidays with his parents, Mr. & Mrs. N. D. Sloan, Division street. He attended a family dinner at the home e of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Murdock near Williamsfield and returned to Quincy Monday night.

   Miss Frances Bergstrom, 991 North Broad Street, left this morning by automobile for a two weeks trip to Florida and the southern states.

     Robert Layton of New York City spent the weekend in Galesburg with friends and relatives. He came by plane to Chicago Saturday afternoon and arrived in Galesburg on the Zephyr Saturday evening.

    Frederick Plette of New York City is spending the Christmas Holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Plette, 972 North Academy Street.

     Miss Jean Herlocker of LaGrange is spending the vacation holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Herlocker, East Losey street. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Balch of Chicago were weekend guests at the Herlocker home.

     Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Beisecker and son, Bobby, of Piano, returned Monday afternoon tot heir home. They had spent the weekend in Galesburg.

    Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sullivan and son Robert, Grand Rapids, Mich, are spending the holidays in Galesburg with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry M. Sullivan and her mother, Mrs. Joe Morrissey.

 Mr. and Mrs. Harry Shewell of Milwaukee, Wis., are visiting at homes of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Kennedy and Mrs. Hilma Shewell.

    Mr. and Mrs. George M. Palmer and Bill and Marlan of Joliet are spending the Christmas Holidays with relatives and friends in Galesburg.

     Mr. and Mrs. Gregg Shaw of Waukegan are Christmas Holiday guests at the home of relatives in Galesburg.

The Dailey Republican, Galesburg, IL, 1932--- Anniversaries

55th Wedding Anniversary is observed---Mr.  and Mrs. L J. Burke, 96 Sumner street, celebrated the fifty-fifth anniversary of their marriage on Sunday. A dinner was served for members of the immediate family at noon. A number of friends called during the afternoon to offer congratulations.  Mr. and Mrs. Burke received a number of cards, telegraphs and flowers. Mr. and Mrs. Burke are the parents of one son James and he and his wife and son of Chicago were present for the celebration.

     Miss Rose Straub and L. J. Burke were married in Galesburg and have always resided here. They have lived in the same house the past 35 years. Mr. Burke is a retired Burlington conductor.

Celebrate 25th Anniversary of Marriage---Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Carley, 490 North Cherry street, celebrated the twenty-fifth anniversary of their marriage on Sunday by entertaining members of their family at a dinner. A number of friends called during the afternoon.

Out-of-town relatives present were Will Glover, San Francisco, Cal; Rodney C. Glover and family, Lake Bluff; C. W. Glover and family , Lake Bluff; Miss Anna C. Glover, Urbana; Miss Bertha Glover, Ottawa and the Carleys' two sons, Rodney and Glover, who are students at Stanford university at Palo Alto, CA. Out-of-town guest present were Miss Marion Stuckey of Monticello, Minn., and Joe Mitchell of Champaign. 



Mrs Steck of West North street was taken to the Galesburg Cottage hospital Wednesday.


The Mary Parmenter class of the Presbyterian Sunday school held it's meeting Wednesday afternoon in the Knoxville Old Ladies Home with Mrs. Phelps and Mrs. Bessie Douglas as hostesses.

Miss Emma Craig was in charge and conducted the business meeting and also gave several readings. Miss Adah Mathis was in charge of the devotions.

During the social hour the hostesses served refreshments.

Dorothy Huston Heads Victory Belles

The Victory Belle 4-H Club held a meeting on November 19 at the home of the club leader, Mrs. Lawson, on East Main street in Knoxville.

Club officers were elected as follows: President, Dorothy Huston; vice president, Audrey Johnson; secretary-treasure, Rosemary Riggle; club reporter, Roselea Thoreil; program chairman LaWanda Dempsey; recreation chairman, Marjorie Johnson. Those attending this meeting were Carol Bruce, Donna Sipes, Donna Alexander, Lucille Davis, Mary Sitton, Katheryn Johnson, Andrew and Marjorie Johnson.


The pupils of the Sunnyside school and the teacher, Miss Wanda Sward presented the following program Friday evening; Recitation. Mr. Turkey, Gary Cowman; dialog, Almost a Quarrel, Gary Michaho and Edward Breece, recitation, Mother's Skirts, Coleen Pennington, sons Army Air Corps, Hiking song, thanksgiving, What do You Do in the Infantry School; recitation Foolish Mouse, Edward Breece, recitation, Spelling thoughts, Gary Nichols; son Paper Doll Frances Cos; dialog Absent Minded Husband Phyllis Kreigh and James Nichols; recitation When I grow Up James Nichols; recitation, at the Bakery Shop, Lorraine Cox; rhythm band, American Patrol, and Beautiful Heaven, school; recitation, The Clock Donald Cowman; piano solo, Juliett's Waltz, Marilyn Cox;

Following the program several contest were enjoyed and Herman Hoogberg received the box of candy for the hungriest man and Mrs. Lavern Cowman the fruit cake for the best cook. Bill Daily received the basket of fruit.

Lunch was served. Mrs. Garrett Cox Mrs. John Kreigh and Mrs. Sig Ecklund assisted in the serving. and the teacher and pupils are grateful to all who made th eaffair so successful.

Altona---Nov 24, 1943--Miss Juanita Seller of Galva spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Seller.

Miss Mary Jan Molberg of Kewanee came down Friday night and visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Molberg over the weekend.

Mr and Mrs. Frank Lundholm moved the first of the week to Kewanee where they willk reside for the winter months as Mr. Lundholm is employed there.

Miss Mildred Anderson who attends teacher's college at Macomb was home over the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Anderson.

Mr and Mrs. Kenneth Nelson spent Friday in Galesburg on business.

Mrs. Margaret Youngdahl and daughter Ruth spent Thursday in Princeton visiting with relatives.

Miss Genevieve Carlson of Galesburg was a guest of her parents Mr., and Mrs. Wesley Carlson over the weekend.

'Mrs. Ida Swanson is spending this week with her brother-in-law and sister Mr and Mrs John Martin at Galva. They will spend Thanksgiving day with Mr and Mrs Paul Sieber and family at Geneseo.

Mr and Mrs Evarist Seller of Oneida spent Sunday afternoon with Mr and Mrs George Seller and family.

Sgt Glen Raymond Miller of Camp Howge, Texas and wife and daughter Shirley of Kewanee came Saturday noon and visited until Sunday noon at the home of his parents Mr and Mrs Roy Miller. Other visitors at the Miller home Sunday were Miss Jaunita Miller of Galesburg and Mr and Mrs Peter ?Grubic and daughter Betty Jean.


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