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.

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