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Albion Journal, Volume 15, Number 23, 03 Jan 1884
Legal Advertisements

Administrator's Sale of Real Estate
... Charles A. Ault, Admin., of the estate of Joseph T. Wilson, deceased, was petitioner, and Susan E. Ault, et al., defendants, ... Feb 19th, 1884, ll sell at public auction ...

Guardian's Sale of Real Estate
... John H. Schmidt, guardian of Frederick Rindt, Gustavus A. Rindt and Christopher Rindt, ... March 1st, 1884, sell at public auction ...

Master's Sale
... Trustees of Schools ... vs. Martin Marks and Elizabeth J. Marks ... sell at public auction ... H. J. Strawn, Comp'l't's Solicitor, John Eastman, Master

Master's Sale
Thomas Pope vs. Manerva Dyball et al., ... decree of the Circuit Court of Edwards County, ... Feb. 2nd, 1884, sell at public auction ... John Katham, Master in Chancery

Master's Sale
George Michels vs. Christopher Michels et al., Foreclosure of Mortgage, ... Feb 2nd, 1884, sell at public auction

Marriage Licenses Issued

Charles H. Waters, 18, Edwards Co. & Lucy A. Moyer, 19, Wayne Co.
David E. Lewis, 42, Edwards Co. & Jennie Willis, 31, Edwards Co.


C. S. Stewart has gone to Eureka Springs, Arkansas, for the benefit of his health.

Wedding Chimes

Robertson. Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Robertson, who live one mile north of town, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on Monday evening last. A large number of friends were presnt, and the bride and groom were the recipients of numberous congratulations.

Manvell-Koch. On Monday night, Dec. 31, 1883, by 'Squire Joseph White, at the residence of Ben. Bower in this place, Mr. Henry Manvell to Miss Emma Koch, both of Envansville.

Waters-Moyer. On Thursday evening, Dec. 27, at the C. P. parsonage, by Rev. I. B. Self, Mr. Charles Wwaters to Miss Lucy A. Moyer.

Lewis-Willis. At the residence of Elder James Hall on New Year's day, Mr. David Lewis to Miss Jennie Willis, both of this county. The ceremony was performed by Elder Hall, after which the guests were invited to partake of a bountiful dinner. A large number of the relatives and friends were present. The following is the list present:
Cake dish, Frank Coles and lady; parlor lamp, H. J. Craig and lady; parlor lamp, C. and L. Emmerson; table linen and table napkins, J. Emmerson and wife; butter dish, Lottie Johnson; card basket, Jessie Mills; tea strainer, Elise Trebaux; salt cellar, Fannie McCollum; dress patter, Geo. Green and lady; Geo. R. Saxe and lady, coverlet; A. Willis and lady, table cloth and $1; pepper cruet, Jno. Emmerson; towels, Bessie Hall; one-half doz. goblets, W. W. Willis and lady; butter dish, Geo. Emmerson; autograph album, Jersey Greathouse; J. T. Craig and lady, carving knife and fork; $2.00, E. W. Emmerson and lady; tea tray, A. H. Craig, (better known as the Deacon;) $1, Jason Bunting and lady; butter dish, Alice Craig; 3 goblets, T. W. Gibson and lady; hair brush, Ida Green; $5 cash, J. C. T. Hall.


Mrs. Wm. J. Chalcraft, son, Sept. 8.
Mrs. F. M. Hain, daughter, Nov. 23.
Mrs. Lot W. Owens, daughter, Dec. 2.
Mrs. Lee Fewkes, daughter, Dec. 19.
Mrs. Charles Mann, daughter, Dec. 23.

Transfers of Real Estate

Joseph Vincent and wife to Geo Glover, w deed for se qr se qr sec 32 t 2 s r 10 east - 40 acres, $900.00

New Year's Day excitement

Quite an excitement was raised on New Year's day when the report was given circulation that a three-year-old child of Mrs. Frank Ayres had been kidnapped and carried away on the east bound passenger train. The Journal scribe was about to start out to glean the facts in the case, when Mrs. Ayres came to the office to use the telephone, and from her we gather the following:

About six or seven years ago she was a widow with two children, and residing with her father in Saline county. It was here that she formed the acquaintance of and married Franklin Ayers. From this union two children have been born, the oldest now three years of age, the other tree months. Since the advent of his own children, the woman says he has mistreated and shamefully abused the Crackel children, and that upon more than one occasion he has threatened her life. During the past year or more they have lived a rather quarrelsom life, partially, if not wholly due to the excessive use of liquor by the husband. In order to place him where he would be free from the saloon influence, about two weeks ago they moved to his place. On New Year's day he was sober, and she says she prepared a good dinner, after eating which he told her she might take the baby and her own youngest Crackel child and go to spend the afternoon with her sister, Mrs. Benjamin Crackel, and Mathew, the oldest Crackel child, and Charlie Ayres, his own oldest child, might go up town with him and he would get them some candy. THey started up town, but went down to the depot, where he got aboard the east bound passenger train, taking with him the three year old by Charlie. THe other boy went wild with excitement and grief when he saw what his step-father intended to do, and at once implored the by-standers to assist him in recovering the boy. THis, of course, they could not do, as it was Ayres' own child and under the law he has a right to the possession of his own child, until he is proven an unfit character to raise it. THe mother learned nothing about the affair until after the train had gone. Wild with grief she rushed to the depot and teleghraphed to Mr. Carmel to have him arrested, but of cource this could not be done. Receiving information that he had boarded the south bound train on the Wabash road at that point, she hastily made her way to the Journal editorial room to telephone the City Marshal at Grayville to make the arrest. Upon being informed that no officer of the law would lay himself liable to damages fo rhte arrest and detention of a father with his own child, and that the father under our laws is the custodian of the child in preference to the mother, she almost completely broke down, and her cries of anguish were a scene that we have no desire to witness again. The Journal knows nothiing about the private character of eighter the father or mother in this case, but considers the mother the nearsest and dearest to a child, and thinks no law should contenance the ruthless separation of a mother and her own child.


Ella Drenning, cerebro spinal meningitis, Nov. 25. Age 4 months and 15 days.

Shelby Precinct Items

Mrs. William Gawthorp has been very sick for some time, but is nearly well again.

Mr. Thomas Gawthorp is badly afflicted with carbuncles this fall. He is suffering now with his third one.

Elder James will preach at Curtisville church on the second Sunday in January also Saturday evening previous. A full house is expected.

Mr. Jacob Balding is losing his hogs with cholera. We understand in the north part of the county they are dying by wholesale. Some men have lost all they had.

Rev. English preached at the Curtisville school-house last Wednesday night and Rev. Britton THursday night. They will be there every two weeks from that time.

Elder James was taken with a congestive chill last Saturday evening week and came very nearly dying, but through active means his life was saved and we hope that he may have a long life of usefulness in the work of the ministry.

Village Prairie Items

A family Christmas tree and party at George May's, Sr., last Wednesday night.

Leigh Reid and WIlliam Smith visited relatives and friends at Wayne City Monday and Tuesday.

John Bond and family, of Greenwood County, Kansas, are visiting relatives and friends in this vicinity.

The East Village Sunday-school scholars complimented their superintendent, Morris Colyer, with a new clock.
William Martin, one of Fox Prairie's school teachers, and one of our former instructors, was visiting old acquaintances in this prairie last week.

A candy party at T. F. Gill's last Thursday night. ,,,

Red Top Items


Thomas Freeman's brother and family, from Indiana, spent Christmas with him.

Several of the young folks from here attended a party at Barnes Bros. Chirstmas night.

Miss Jennie Roberts, the school marm, is spending New Year with her parents at Fairfield.

Mr. Mike Crackels and daughter, of Clay County, visited his brother Charles of this place a day or two last week.

L. J. Skeavington is preparing to build a dwelling house. Rumor says he is getting very fond of Greens of late.

We understand the band boys are getting along nicely with their music lessons. Red Top will soon have a first class band.

Bond Gap Items

Mrs. Ray Rice has returned to Kansas.

It is Harvey Shurtleff who sings baby mine.

Walker Birckett and wife spent Christmas in Grayville.

Edson Gould has erected a windmill to water his stock with.

Nathan and Alva Hocking are visiting in St. Louis this week.

Joseph and Nellie Lankford went to Evansville a few days ago.

There was a party at Harvey Birckett's a few nights ago.

George Barnhardt has moved into Mary Ann Marriott's house.

Miss R. I. Bell came home with a broken arm to spend Christmas.

Eva Hocking celebrated her 19th birthday with a part at night, Dec. 27.

Wesley Anderson and his sister Emma, of Coles Co., spent Christmas here.

Misses Lulu Clark, Rose Clark, Thirza Nichols and Nellie Yocum, all school teachers in this neighborhood, spent Christmas at home.

Loren Jack, Wesley Burr, William Tilroe, Jr., Ulle Bower, Clarence Knowlton and Elmer Morgan spent Christmas here with friends and relatives.

French Creek Items

Capt. Blair and Carey have sold their little boat. She has done a fair business. What will be done next is behind the screen.
Our fellow townsman, Mr. Standring, doees not yet be able to go around. His physician tells me "the mental disturbance is becoming more and more marked, complicated with decay of the pulmonary substance to a considerable extent, and general decline; making a most pitiable condition of things indeed; in fact, anything like clear sky, seems a thing of the past.

Woods Prairie Items

Plenty of mud in this prairie.

Harry Wood is on the sick list this week.

Work has commenced on Mr. E. Barnes' new residence.
Russell Owens and THomas Barnes have returned to their old home in Kentucky.
Mrs. David Dalby, of Kansas, is visiting old acquaintances in this vicinity. She was formerly a resident of this prairie.

Maple Grove Items

Elijah Ruigley is on the sick list.
Charles Marshall's wife has been sick, but is now better. With these exceptions health is generally good.

F. A. Voigt gave a dinner party on Christmas day. About forty persons were present and all had a good time.

There was a fracas at the Shelby school-house a week ago. Since W. Creason was dismissed from the school the boys have been in the habit of twitting him about it. On the evening he came to the meeting of the literary society accompanied by his wife, when some one kicked him. He gave his wifre the lantern and ran to the wood-pile to procure a weapon, when some one else struck him a severe blow on the eye. Others interfered and stopped th efuss. This is as I hear it. Whether correct or not, I can't say.

Grayville Items

J. E. Whitson, his daughter and son, Laura and Photis, returned form Texas last Monday.

Clayton Kershaw, who has been visiting his brother in Mississippi, for some weeks, returned last Thursday.

Mrs. T. G. Parker, who has been visiting in New York for several months, arrived in Grayville last Monday.
Last Thursday Rienzi Jennings was taken before some 'Squire at Crossville and fined five dollars and costs for punishing a boy at school. We think it time to abandon the calling if the teacher is not allowed to correct the children. Ren appealed the case to the Circuit Court, where we think he will be acquitted, as should have been done in the first case.
Albion Journal - 25 Dec 1884

Professional Cards

W. R. Strawn, general insurance agent, Albion
J. D. Kingsbury, physician and surgeon, Browns
E. J. Conyngton, physician and surgeon, Albion
C. H. Fross, dentist, Albion
Mrs. Charlotte Lester, midwife, Albion
L. W. Low, M.D., physician and surgeon, Albion
J. R. Williams, attorney, Carmi
T. G. Parker, attorney, Grayville
J. M. Campbell, attorney and notary public, Albion
H. J. Strawn, attorney and notary public, Albion
W. F. Foster, attorney, Albion
G. W. Cline, attorney, Grayville
W. E. Buxton, physician and surgeon, Samsville
D. R. Smith, dentist, Grayville
H. J. Walters, M.D., physician and surgeon, Albion
J. S. Williams, M.D., physician and surgeon, Albion
John McClurkin, ocultist and aurist, Evansville, Indiana

A Merry Wedding

Mr. James Glover, one of the most enterprising young farmers of Dixon Precinct, and Miss Clara Brown, the accomplished daughter of Mr. Thos. Brown, were united in the holy bands of wedlock on the 18th inst at the residence of the bride's parents. The ceremony was performed at 3 o'clock p. m. by Rev. W. T. Morris. Miss Ada and Sarah Dixon were bridesmaids and Mrs. Henry Hallam and Mr. J. T. Curtis groomsmen. Owing to the severity of the weather many who were invited could not attend; still quite a large number of relatives and friends were present. The following is a list of the presents: Hattie Robinson, glass butter dish; Mr. and Mrs. Giles Robinson, fancy meat dish; Laura Robinson, set table napkins; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Glover, glass fruit dish and 50 cents; Nellie and Sallie Merryman, thread and thread box; Joseph Robinson, Jr., iron book jack; Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Brown, bedspread and set of knives and forks; J. T. Curtis, dishpan; Jacob Merryman, comb and brush; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Brown, toilet set and pickle dish; Herman and Ida Brown, mustard box and spoon; Grandmother Brown, bedspread and tea set; Charley Dixon, clothes brush; May and Oscar Etheridge, pr linen hand towels and set table napkins; Sarah Spencer, glass pitcher; Florence Dunk, glass bread plate; Mrs. Condurant, jelly dish; Charles K. Handley, half dozen goblets; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Johnson, tablecloth and pir vases; Harry Etheridge, set gold band pie plates; Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Wise, set table napkins; Mr. and Mrs. John Robinson, glass pitcher; Mr. and Mrs. Mark Shaw, meat dish; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Shaw, set silver tea spoons and spoon holder; C. E. Robinson and Florence Dunk, set desert dishes; John Dixon, preserve dish; Mrs. Bettie Merryman, pair vases; Sarah Dixon, cake stand; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Dixon, pr linen hand towels; Jos. Dixon, Jr., fancy parlor lamp; Henry Hallam and Ada Dixon, fruit basket and $1; Lucy Kershaw, gold band pitcher; J. H. Brown, chrome of James A. Garfield and Family; Wm. A. Brown, glass and comb case; Sarah E. Robinson, set of table napkins; Mr. and Mrs. John Tait, glass pitcher and table cloth; Mrs. Eliza Glover, clothes basket and bread tray; Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Marshall, half dozen chickens; Mary L. Robinson, glass dish; Mr. Rudolph, $1; Mr. and Mrs. Allan Gibson, $1; Mr. and Mrs. J. Kellett, $2.50; Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Smith, $1. Before dispering the company joined in singing "The Bride's Farewell."

Browns Items

A grist and feed mill has been set up here this week and will be in operation soon. We wish the enterprise success but fear "there's not millions in it."
Dr. Walters, our new coroner, was with us last week in an official capacity. The Dr. did the office honor and as a setter is a success. He has many old and warm friends here.
Ben Malone informs us that his saw-mill is devastating the flats south of here and if nothing prevents will soon have done with that set and move to this point. Ben is an energetic man and deserves success.
Browns will never again experience such a reign of beggars as during the past week. Uncle Frank Johnson was heard to remark as he put up his wallet, "Three years of famine, three days before the evening, or three days of pestilence are trivial matters compared with this."
Frostbitten extremities are too numerous to mention, but with all the sudden and severe changes there are no cases of acute illness nor suffering want. Owing to the want of foresight the cold snap caught several families without coal, and borrowing was the rule, exemplifying the old saying, what isn't in the head must be in the heel.

Scottsville Items

D. B. Allison gives his pupils a week's holiday.
May Simpson is very sick with the winter fever.
Three hops this week in this vicinity and more next week.
Rachel Manley visited in these parts last Saturday and Sunday.
C. A. Pierce and J. M. Allison are both having some land cleared.
Wm. McKibben intends to move into his new dwelling this week.
A shooting match was the order of the day at Scottsville last Saturday, and another one yesterday.
Leliah Pitman, teacher at Scottsville, has given up her school on account of sickness. James Severns is now wielding the rod.
Ealry in the fall Samuel Cullison had a horse badly foundered on wheat. He improved so slowly, a few days since Mr. Cullison shot him to relieve him from his misery.

Bone Gap Items

Edson Gould, Sr., was away on business last week.
John Barnhart's are visiting in the west part of the county.
John Harms has a bull three years old, weight 1,550 pounds, which he offers for sale.
When hogs were selling in Albion at $3.90 and Fairfield at $3.50 gross, they were selling here at $4.00 gross.
We are again prepared to take subscriptions to the Toledo Blade and Golden Argosy thereby saving subscribers the expense of registry fee and postage.
The fact that advertising pays was proven a few days ago. In less than two weeks after Edson Gould's advertisement came out he had sold all of them.
There was a meeting Wednesday night of last week to make arrangements for a Christmas tree at this place. They decided to have one, but at last report they had not decided what night.
Remember Frank Dalby will sell you an organ cheaper than traveling agents, and you will run no risk. Every instrument fully under his supervision for two years, free of cost.

Golden Gate

Health is generally good.
Our school is progressing finely.
\Geo. Meache's saw-mill was running one day last week.
Christmas in these parts will be very dull in these parts.
Rev. Green preached an interesting sermon at the school house last Wednesday night.
Mrs. Horace Leach contemplates spending Christmas with her parents near Mt. Carmel.
Sam Burckett is our boss hunter. He killed three coons and two 'possums in half a day.
Miss Harriett McCleary has returned home from Mt. Erie where she spent several days visiting her sister and aged mother.
Owing to the inclemency of the weather and the time of year for bad roads the Sunday-school will be discontinued for three months.
On last Thursday evening while Mr. Geo. L. Childress was sawing a tree down, a limb fell and struck him on the head, inflicting a dangerous wound and knocked him senseless for some time. It was a narrow escape and although he is a little better at present, we fear he is not out of danger. As Mr. Childress is one of our best citizens and a devoted Christian, we hope he may speedily reover.


James Hawkins and wife to William Dunk, w deed to lots 10, block 13, Martin's add to Grayville $800.00
Thos. Shepherd and wife to William Dunk, w deed to lots 4, 5 and 6, block 13, Martin's add to Grayville $500.00
Melissa Mayberry and husband to Geo. P. Bowman, q c deed to pt se swe qr sec 17, t – s r 14 west $15.00
Margaret Heniken to Francis C. Smith w deed to subdivision out lots 83 and 84, lots 15 and 16 - Albion $500.00
Geo. Harris et al. to Robert Curdling, w deed to pt lot 5, block 2, (18 feet) – Albion $200.00


Mrs. Frederick Freman, a girl, Nov. 29.


James F. Glover and Clara Brown.
Henry Naylor and Lillie May VanFleet.

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Elder Trout, of Fairfield, preached at the Christian church last Thursday evening.
The disagreeable weather has seriously interfered with the sale of Christmas goods.
The eldest daughter of Edward Snidle died last Thursday morning of typhoid fever.
Elder J. C. T. Hall is engaged in the protracted meeting at West Village church this week.
Three wagon-loads of railroad laborers stopped in town Thursday night on their way to Flora.
The St. John's supper and Christmas tree, noticed elsewhere, promise to be very pleasant affairs.
Through an oversight the signature, "L. C. H.," was omitted from the "Appeal" published last week.
The Band boys are contemplating the organization of an orchestra to consist of 12 or 15 members.
J. J. Wick informs us that in the fifteen days ending last Saturday he has shipped 27 car loads of hogs.
The Air Line is now engaged transporting 1,000 car loads of corn from St. Louis to and Eastern market.
Our city fathers have wisely prohibited the kids sleigh riding on the walks, under a penalty of $5.00.
Lyman Low will open his law office in the new room on the site of the old Carter Lodge the first of January.
Albion produce market is now paying $3.75 for pork, 60c. for wheat, 20 for eggs, and from 15 to 20 for butter.
There's no trouble about twisting the tail of a sleeping bulldog. The disagreeable part comes when you let go.

Wiles Brothers will tomorrow move their stock of groceries into the store room formerly occupied by H. F. Low as a drug store.
James Ellen is fitting up the old carding machine building for a mill, and will probably soon be prepared to grind stock feed.

A ten-year-old son of Sam Bowers', living in Boultinghouse Prairie, died Monday night after an illness of over three months. The funeral took place Tuesday afternoon.
Sheriff Dalby's eagle takes kindly to "civilized" life and promises to become as docile as a lamb. It has been christened Abe and has already learned to recognize its name.

Henry Ferriman and sister Mary donated a splendid satin lined coat and vest worth $35 to the Japanese fair, raffled off at Bower's drug store at 25 cents a chance. – Olney Advocate.

While Tine Elliott was "monkeying" with his revolver last Friday in a room at the residence of Millard Elliott the weapon unexpectedly went off. Eight persons were in the room at the time, but the barrel was elevated so that the ball harmlessly entered the ceiling.
On the evening of the 24th Prof. Chas. Harris, of Vincennes University, was married to Miss Mollie McCalla, of Bloomington, Ind. The wedding took place at the residence of the brides parents. The Professor and his wife will spend their honeymoon in Albion.

Last Thursday night 30 or 40 friends of Mark Stanley and lady surprised that couple with an unlooked-for celebration of the 5th anniversary of their wedding. The occasion was of course of unusual pleasure and amusement. It also resulted in a complete outfit of tinware and culinary utensils for Mrs. Stanley's kitchen.

J. H. Powell, the man who died rather mysteriously at Browns Tuesday evening of last week, was a day laborer living in Mt. Carmel. He walked over to Albion in the morning to see his daughter, then in jail, and in the evening started back on the return trip. He had been troubled with heart disease and doubtless at last fell a victim to it. We are informed he leaves a wife and several children.

The following are the names of the officers of Hermitage Lodge No. 356, elected at the last meeting for the ensuing year: John Batson, W. M.; B. F. Michels, S. W.; Jos. White, J. W.; William Runcie, Secretary; J. M. Campbell, Treasurer. The following were appointed: R. Curdling, S. D.; Joel Churchill, J. D.; W. McGregor, Tyler; Jos. Saxe and Harry Glaubensklee, Stewards. The public installation and annual festival will be held at their Hall Monday evening, January 5th. All Masons and their families, and the widows and orphans of deceased Masons are cordially invited to attend. The following young ladies were appointed to act as a committee of arrangements: Mrs. B. F. Michels, and Misses Hattie Skeavington, Etta Jacobs, Lucy Woods, Carrie Bunting, Maud Spiller, Kate Bowman.


E. C. Fitch returned Tuesday night from Bloomington.
Gibson Harris returned last evening from Bloomington.
Elder Caleb Edwards is expected here the first of January.
Miss Alice Carey, of Grayville, visited relatives here yesterday.
H. A. Stewart has accepted a position in the store of C. S. Stewart & Co.
Miss Annie Stewart, who has been attending school at Glendale, Ohio, is home for Christmas.
King Bunting, of the Terre Haute, Ind., Commercial College, is spending Christmas at home.
Churchill Fitch returned from Bloomington last Saturday to spend his Christmas vacation in Albion.
Mrs. Dr. J. C. McClurkin and her sister, Mrs. Jaquess, of Evansville, came over Saturday to spend the holidays in Albion.
Dr. Conyngton unable to longer bear the strain took wings for Olney Christmas morning. Cupid's arrow occasionally pierces the hide even of an editor.
Miss Annie Ferriman, the accomplished daughter of Richard Ferriman, of Shawneetown, is the guest of her cousins in Albion.
Al Dalby, of Sedalia, Mo., arrived in town Friday to spend Christmas with his parents. Mrs. Dalby has been visiting here several weeks.
Mr. Geo. Harris and lady, and daughter, Miss Annie, started Monday morning for Bloomington, Ind., to attend the wedding of his son, Prof. Charles Harris to Miss Mollie McCalla.
Prof. Marten left last night for Carbondale where he will spend a few days with his parents. From Carbondale he goes to Springfield, this State, to spend the remainder of the Christmas holidays.
Chester Melrose, who has been clerking in C. S. Stewart & Co.'s store for several months, returned to his home in Grayville Monday. Chet was a general favorite with the young folks here and will be sadly missed.
Rev. I. B. Self and wife will leave next week for Pueblo, Colorado, which city they will make their home hereafter. While regretting the departure of the reverend gentleman and his estimable lady, we join their host of true friends in wishing them everything but an unpleasant sojourn in their fair western home. – Princeton, Ky., Argus.

Executor's Notice

Estate of Sarah Rotramel, deceased … W.H. Rotramel, Executor

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