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The Cairo Citizen

3 Jan 1889-26 Dec 1889

Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois


Transcribed and annotated by Darrel Dexter

darreldexter@hotmail.com
 

Thursday, 3 Jan 1889:
Rev. Edwin Coan, formerly rector of the Episcopal church in this city, died recently at Brooklyn, N.Y.  Mr. Coan and his wife were both greatly beloved by the people of his charge and were held in high esteem by the whole community.
 
A colored man named Wash Turner was run over and literally torn to pieces while standing in the track in the Illinois Central yards near 18th Street New Year’s Day.  Hearing the cars coming, he stepped on the wrong track directly in front of the moving cars.
 
Sudden Deaths.

Two young men, both from the Woodward Iron and Hardware Company, died very suddenly last Saturday night.  Mr. William L. Manning, was about thirty years of age and was employed traveling for the company.  He had held this position for some four years.  His health had been poor for some time, but on Christmas Day he was compelled to give up work and take his bed at Mr. Thomas B. Farrin's.  He died at about 5:30 Saturday evening.  The disease was pneumonia.  The funeral occurred Sunday afternoon, the Odd Fellows participating, and the remains were taken to his home in Mississippi by his father, Mr. A. S. Manning, who came up to the funeral.  Mr. David Caswell was a young man twenty years of age and was employed as a clerk by the Woodward Iron and Hardware Company.  He had lived in Cairo some two or three years.  On last Thursday morning he went home sick and died between three and four o'clock Sunday morning, the disease being congestion of the stomach.  The funeral services were held at the Baptist church of which he was a member, Monday afternoon, and the body was taken to Beech Grove Cemetery for interment.
 
Death of Capt. R. A. Halbert.

Capt. R. A. Halbert, one of the best known lawyers of Belleville, died at his home in that city last Thursday, December 27th, aged 47 years.  After three years service in the army, Capt. Halbert studied law in the office of Judge Underwood, of Belleville, and in 1869 married one of Judge Underwood's daughters.  He was a thorough lawyer and an accomplished gentleman.

(Robert A. Halbert married Emma L. Underwood on 14 Apr 1869, in St. Clair Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
 
Mrs. Tobitha Cox died at her home at Mile 45 Thursday eve, December 27th, 1888, aged 78 years.  Funeral services were held at the house by Rev. O. C. Grauer, interment in the Cobden Cemetery Saturday at 2 o'clock p.m.

(A marker in Cobden Cemetery reads: Tobitha C. wife of Nile Cox Died Dec. 27, 1888 Aged 77 Yd., 10 Ms., & 29 Ds.—Darrel Dexter
 
Thursday, 10 Jan 1889:
Mr. John A. Hull, father of W. H. Hull, editor of the Murphysboro Era, died at Creal Springs last Monday evening in his 69th year.  The remains were removed to Murphysboro for burial.
 
Dr. B. F. Long, one of the oldest citizens of Alton, died at his home on the Grafton Road near that city last week Wednesday, aged 88 years.
 
Douglas Yocum, of Grand Chain, a young man about 21 years of age, son of the late George Yocum, died last Saturday.
 
Mrs. Needham, wife of Mr. William Needham, was buried at Pulaski last Friday.
 
Mr. O. P. Storm, a prominent citizen of Jonesboro, Ill., died last Sunday, age 61.

(A marker in Jonesboro Cemetery reads: Oliver P. Storm Born March 2, 1827 Died Jan. 6, 1889 Aged 61 Ys., 10 Ms., & 4 Ds.—Darrel Dexter)
 
The preliminary examination of Alonzo Houston for shooting Josh Hazlewood at Elco some time ago, will be made at Elco today, before a magistrate.  State's Attorney Butler goes up to represent the People, while George Hendricks will represent the defendant.
 
Mrs. W. S. Morris.

Mrs. Morris, wife of W. S. Morris, of Golconda, died very suddenly of paralysis of the heart last Thursday.  She had been suffering severely from asthma for a long time and was under treatment for that disease.  She leaves her husband and four children.

(William S. Morris married Brilly Anna Simmons on 1 May 1861, in Pope Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
 
Mr. J. J. Hathaway erected a monument at Pulaski Saturday to mark the grave of the late wife of Alfred Lackey.  Mr. Hathaway then came on to Cairo to spend Sunday with his family.  He has opened a marble shop at Murphysboro with excellent prospects, and will move his family there as soon as he can secure a house.  At present he cannot find a suitable house for rent in the city.
 
The death of Mrs. Rowand, the wife of Mr. D. Rowand, the shoemaker, and mother of Mrs. C. H. Ward, was reported a few days ago, but we are glad to announce that she is alive and recovering from her late sickness.  She has been suffering form a complication of diseases and the doctors had given her up, but although she probably never will entirely recover, she is decidedly improved.

(Charles H. Ward married Georgia Rowan on 15 Nov 1881, in Union Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
 
Joseph I. Abell Dead.

We are sorry to announce the death of Mr. Joseph I. Abell, which occurred Tuesday morning, January 8th, about four o'clock.  About one year ago, Mr. Abell was stricken with paralysis, and while he has been somewhat better since that time and able to be on the streets a little, he never fully recovered and has now passed away.  Mr. Abell came from Zanesville, Ohio, in 1857 and has lived in Cairo since that time.  He worked at first for Capt. Daniel Hurd.  Afterward he carried on a boat store and still later a steamboat meat shop.  The funeral took place yesterday, burial at Beech Grove.
 
Death of Mr. James Bell.

Mr. James Bell, of Cobden, died of pneumonia last Saturday in his seventieth year.  He had lived in Cobden some 18 years, where he had one of the finest residences in the south end of the state.  Mr. Bell was very extensively engaged in business and was well known throughout the state.  He had acquired property to the value probably of $200,000.  His sawmill at Ullin is new and very complete.  His main office was at Ullin in charge of Capt. George T. Adams, who was thoroughly familiar with his business.  He had extensive lumber yards at DuQuoin and Ashley, and a large general store at Ullin.  He was a member of the firm of W. P. Mesler & Co., at Cobden, where there is a very extensive box factory, in charge of Mr. W. P. Mesler, active partner and superintendent.  He had large interests in real estate—large amounts of unimproved timber lands.  In addition to his property in southern Illinois, Mr. Bell had extensive mining property in Clear Creek and Hinsdale counties, Colorado, worth probably $30,000.  He leaves a widow and three children, one son, George Bell, of the firm of Ward & Bell, in this city, and two daughters.  One of the daughters was called home from Vassar College by her father's death, the other is a young miss about 14 years of age.  Mr. Bell made a will bequeathing his property mostly to his widow and children, and making his wife executrix.  We are informed that his business will be carried on by the executrix as heretofore, under charge of the trusted lieutenants, who have proved their fidelity through long years of service.  In the death of Mr. Bell, Southern Illinois loses one of her most enterprising citizens—a man universally respected wherever he was known.

(The marker for James Bell in Cobden Cemetery reads Father Bell and has not dates.—Darrel Dexter)
 Dug Yocum, a promising young man, about twenty-two years of age, died at the residence of his mother's Sunday morning of typhoid pneumonia.  He leaves a widowed mother to mourn his loss.  The family has the sympathy of the entire community.
 
Died, on Friday, January 4th, Frank Kauffman, son of Adam Kauffman, a farmer near Thebes.
 
Mrs. Mattie I. Marchildon, and the writer, both former pupils of Mr. E. P. Burlingham when he superintended the Cairo schools, a number of years ago, are much shocked to hear of his death.  In giving expression to our own  grief, no doubt, we express the sentiments of all of his pupils.  The years seem but as months, when we look back, since we sat, two of the sixty pupils who daily and for three years, received the benefit of his good teaching.  Processing a broad mind, a perfect storehouse of learning, his explanations were always clear and pointed, from which the classes turned feeling that they had gained that which would help them the most.  His superior executive ability in the government of the schools, and the influence he exerted upon his pupils by precept and example, are manifest at the present day.  His A. B. C. and D. classes are widely scattered, some have preceded him to the better land, like him, cut off before their life work was finished.  Let us who are left unite in sympathy for the family of the deceased, fully realizing the loss they are called upon to bear,.
 
Our community (Villa Ridge) was saddened by the serious accident that happened last Thursday to the beautiful boy of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Fearnside, grandson of Dr. J. H. Crain.  The little fellow climbed up and reached a bottle containing carbolic acid and swallowed some of his contents—he very soon became insensible, antidotes took no effect for several hours, inflammation set in, all that loving hands and medical aid did do—could not stay the dread destroyer.  On Saturday morning sympathizing relatives and friends went with the Dr. (the mother too ill to leave her room, and the father in attendance) to his place where the child was buried.

(Henry C. Fearnside married Rydal M. Crain on 13 Sep 1885, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
 
James Bell departed this life Saturday at 4 o'clock p.m., January 5, 1889, was laid away in the Cobden Cemetery at 2:30 o'clock p.m. Monday.  Funeral services were held at his late residence and conducted by the Rev. O. C. Grauer and followed to his final resting place by a large concourse of people.
 
Obituary.

On January 5th, 1889, at Cobden, Illinois, there closed the mortal career of one of our most widely known, most energetic and withal most kindly and honorably businessmen of Southern Illinois, James Bell, of Cobden.  A resident among us of nearly a quarter of a century has proved his many good qualities of mind and heart.  Years of suffering had not dulled his intellect, or in any way clouded his placid disposition.  By reason of natural reserve and modesty of nature, his better self remained comparatively unknown to the casual acquaintance.  Prospered far beyond the lot of most men, he gave of his large means so nearly without ostentation, that few knew of the extent or frequency of his bequests.  He was in every way a self made man.  Dispensing an extended hospitality, his home became one of the centers, from which radiated well directed efforts, resulting in great good to the best interests of this community.  Traveling in many states, he returned to his greatest happiness—the pleasure of his own home.  Strict temperate in all his habits, no smoking or drinking boy or man, can plead as an excuse the example of Mr. Bell.  Partaking of his hospitality many times, and under many circumstances, the writer has never seen in word or act toward kindred guest, aught by kindness and welcome.  Of him can it be truthfully said, the world is the better for his having lived in it.  His instincts were noble, and his vote always given to the uplifting of the right.  "By their fruits ye shall know them."

A wide circle of friends gathered in to sympathize with the wife and children when the summons came "that called him over the river."  At three score years and ten he laid life's burden down, and we all said farewell brave friend farewell! Farewell! in life's journey we have all been the happier for they company.
T.E.G.


 Mrs. Jane Irvin and her son Jackson of Santa Fe, barely escaped being burned to death while in their beds one night last week, as it is, Mrs. Irvin may yet die of her burns.  The house caught fire left by the men who had been killing hogs at Mr. George Douglass' next door.  The burning house fell in on Mrs. Irvin and Jackson before they waked.  Jackson is not burned as badly as his mother.  Mrs. Irvin has been a hard working widow for a number of years and deserves a better fate.  We hope she may survive her injuries.


Thursday, 17 Jan 1889:
Everybody who has stopped at the Palace Hotel at Ashley will remember the former proprietor, H. A. Gross.  Mr. Gross left Ashley last October and went to Arizona where it was understood he had mining property.  News reached Ashley a few days ago that he had been murdered at Range near Florence, Arizona.  It is supposed that he was murdered and robbed as he had sold his property there.
 
We are sorry to learn that in consequence of the death of his father, Mr. George Bell has left Cairo.  He will, we are informed, retain his interest in the firm of Ward & Bell, but he himself will make his home with the family at Cobden, where he will assist in managing the large business which his father had built up.
 
A letter from Dr. J. P. Taggart gives the information that his wife died from exhaustion Jan. 12th, at their home in Salt Lake City, where they have now resided twenty years.  Mrs. Taggart will be remembered by our old citizens as a very worthy lady.
 
Obituary.

Mrs. Ann Washburn, wife of Amasa C. Washburn, died in Carbondale, Ill., January 6th, 1889.  Miss Ann Packard was born in Pelham, Mass., March 18th, 1809.  She was the eldest of a large family of children.  In 1832 she came with the family of an uncle to Pleasant Grove, Tazewell County, Ill.  April 30, 1835, she married Mr. Amasa C. Washburn of Bloomington, Ill, where they resided until 1877, when they came to Carbondale to live with their son-in-law, Prof. John Hull, of the Southern Illinois Normal University.  While still a young girl she untied with the Congregational church in her New England home, transferring that relation to the Presbyterian church at Bloomington, and later to Carbondale.  Her Christian life was one of earnestness and activity.  Loving and sympathetic in her nature she was always thoughtful for the comfort and welfare of those around her.  Mr. and Mrs. Washburn walked "the long path of life" together for more than fifty years.  In his bereavement he has the hearty sympathy of many friend.  The funeral took place at the residence of Prof. Hull, January 8th.

(Amasa C. Washburn married Ann Packland on 30 Apr 1835, in Tazewell Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
 
Another Victim of Consumption.

A very sad occurrence was the death on Monday of Mr. Dennis M. Clancy, son of Mr. John Clancy.  The deceased was a young man only 24 years of age, and had been in apparently perfect health until about the first of last month, when it became known that consumption was gnawing at his vitals.  His physician prescribed a trip to California as the only chance of saving his life, and on the 28th of December the young man and his father left Cairo.  They stopped first at Tucson, Arizona, but upon consulting with prominent physicians there, decided to go to Yuma, which is about 240 miles west of Tucson, and just across the Colorado River from California.  This place is said to be the best place in the world for persons with weak lungs, the climate being very dry.  But consumption had too strong a hold and as the young man grew worse instead of better, his father decided to bring him home.  They arrived here last Saturday and he only lived until; Monday morning, when he died at 11:30 o'clock.  The deceased was born on the 9th of December, 1864.  During his short life he had made very many friends who will greatly miss him.  The funeral took place Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at St. Patrick's Church, after which the remains were conveyed by special train to Villa Ridge for interment.
 
Maud, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willis Mangold, aged 12 years, departed this life Wednesday at 4 p.m., of paralysis.  Funeral services were held in the Baptist church, Rev. O. C. Grauer, officiating.  The body was laid away in the Cobden Cemetery at 11 a.m. Saturday.

(Willis M. Mangold married Laura C. Blick on 28 May 1873, in Union Co., Ill. A marker in Cobden Cemetery with the name Maude Mangold but no dates.—Darrel Dexter)
 
The wife of John Coswell, who has been sick for some weeks, gave up this earthly life Thursday evening, and was buried in the Cobden Cemetery Saturday 2 p.m.
 
Mrs. Irvin of Santa Fe, who was burned so badly, is better.


Thursday, 24 Jan 1889:
Hermann Schmetzdorff Dead.

Mr. Hermann Schmetzdorff died last Sunday afternoon of a complication of diseases.  He had been sick a long time.  He leaves a wife and five children, the youngest about two years of age.  Mr. Schmetzdorff enlisted as a private soldier in Company E, 18th Regiment, Illinois Volunteers, May 28th, 1861, and served three years.  After coming out of the army he was for many years a baker by trade.  He was born in Berlin, Prussia, and was 46 years old at the time of his death.  He was living in Cairo when the war broke out and has lived here since he came out of the army.  He was a member of Warren Stewart Post G. A. R. and of Alexander Lodge I. O. O. F.  He was buried Tuesday under the auspices of these two organizations.  Rev. J. W. Phillips officiated at the funeral.  There was a special fitness in the selection of Mr. Phillips for this last sad office.  Nearly twenty-eight years ago one bright Sabbath morning the latter part of May when the old 18th Regiment was in camp at Anna with General Grant in Command, Rev. Phillips preached to this body of citizens, young Schmedzdorff was without doubt one of the audience, and now as he is finally mustered out and gone to the everlasting home, it is fitting that the same faithful man of God should say the last words of eulogy and of comfort of the surviving friends.  One by one the old solders are mustered out.

(Herman Schmetzstoss married Elizabeth Resch on 10 Jul 1870, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
 
The wife of D. Y. Bridges is quite low and not expected to live.  She was overcome by the death of her son, who was shot by young Arnett a few days ago and has never rallied since.  (Vienna)

(David Y. Bridges married Lucretia Chapman on 3 Apr 1840, in Johnson Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
 
Died, January 13th, William Reese, of congestion of the brain.  Willie was about seventeen years of age, an industrious and obedient boy, the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Davis Reese.  The bereaved parents have the sympathy of the entire community (Wheatland).
 
Died, January 16th, 1889, at 12 m., Mrs. Martha A. Moberly, wife of Col. W. E. Moberly, aged 67 years.  Funeral services were held at her late residence, on January 18th, at 2 o'clock.

(A marker in Cobden Cemetery reads: Martha A. Wife of Col. W. E. Moberly Born April 20, 1821 Died Jan. 16, 1889.—Darrel Dexter)
 
Mrs. Irvin died last Monday from the effects of the burns.
 
Uncle David Mowery, one of our most respected citizens, died at his home on the 21st inst., and his wife is also very dangerously ill.

(David Mowery married Elizabeth Dillow on 5 Jun 1845, in Union Co., Ill. A marker in St. John’s Cemetery reads: David Mowery Died Jan. 21, 1889 Aged 69 Y’s. 21 D’s.—Darrel Dexter)
 
Rev. George W. Giles, well known in this and Union counties, died Sunday of pneumonia, and was buried at Jonesboro.  Christian faith and fortitude was one of his most prominent characteristics.  We tender our condolence.

(George W. Giles married Mary C. Brown on 22 Feb 1871, in Union Co., Ill. George W. Giles married Irene M. O. Houston on 24 May 1887, in Union Co., Ill. A marker in Jonesboro Cemetery reads: George W. Giles Died Jan. 20, 1889, Aged 39 Yrs., 5 Mos., & 10 Days.—Darrel Dexter)
 
Arthur, infant son of Rev. and Mrs. Cecil, died about two o'clock Wednesday morning, after a short illness.  His sickness seemed very serious from the very start and he grew worse in spite of the good nursing and skill of friends and Dr. Greer, who gave him every attention possible.  While it is hard to give up little Arthur, so dearly loved by all, it is pleasant to know that he is out of all danger of temptation, and that he has simply crossed over in advance, to swell that immortal host of little ones, waiting to bid happy welcome to papa and mama.  Brother and Sister Cecil have the sympathy of the entire community.


Thursday, 31 Jan 1889:
A man by the name of Brooks, from Pulaski, who was one of a large crew of men engaged in running logs out of the upper Cache for Bell's Mills, at Ullin was drowned some three or four miles above Belknap, Saturday, Jan. 19th.  At last accounts his body had not been found.  He leaves a widow and children.
 
Funeral of Mrs. Dewey.

The funeral services will be held at the Presbyterian church at two o'clock tomorrow (Friday).  Prayer at the house at 1:30.  Funeral train at foot of Eighth Street.  Interment at Villa Ridge.
 
Mrs. Dewey Dead.

Died, January 29th, after a long and painful illness, Mrs. M. Jennie Dewey, wife of Mr. E. S. Dewey, of this city.

Although Mrs. Dewey had been very ill for several weeks, her friends had strong hopes of her recovery until one week ago.  She then began to sink so rapidly that all efforts to revive her were unavailing and about six o'clock Tuesday evening she quietly passed away.

Mrs. Dewey was born at Goffstown, N. H.. July 12th, 1847, the third daughter of Rev. D. P. and Mrs. M. F. French.  When she was about six years of age, her parents moved to Illinois,.  She was educated at Almira College, Greenville, Ill., afterwards teaching music there, and at Irvington, Ill., in the college of which her father, Rev. D. P. French, was president.  On June 16th, 1868, she was married to Mr. Edmund S. Dewey, who was a teacher in the college for several years.  Mr. and Mrs. Dewey removed to Cairo in 1872, where they have since resided.  Seven children have blessed their union, five sons and two daughters, all except the youngest, a son, left to mourn her loss.

When quite a young child, she manifested a loving tenderness for sacred things, and at sixteen years of age was baptized and received into the church by her father, who also performed the ceremony at her marriage.  Her entire consecration was shown throughout her subsequent life.  Always cheerful and uncomplaining under severe trials, ever thoughtful and considerate for the comfort and happiness of others, she bore with fortitude her sufferings during her last illness, sustained by an unfaltering faith which never failed her as she felt her feet touching the dark waters.  Life for her had lost none of its brightness, and she had a strong desire to live for her family, yet she was willing to go when the summons came.  Mrs. Dewey will be greatly missed in the community.  She was always ready in every good word and work.  Being a fine musician, her assistance was often sought, and never sought in vain, on many public occasions.  Although a member and an active worker in the Baptist church, she was ready to work with other denominations.  A member of the W. C. T. U. from its first organization in Cairo, she worked to help forward the cause in our midst.  A member of the Woman's Club, of which she was twice elected one of the directors.  A member of the Relief Corps, a friend of the colored people who often came to her for assistance and advice, her life was a busy one, her days well filled.

Mrs. Dewey's father, Rev. D. P. French, died some three years ago.  He was well known through the southern part of the state as one of the most earnest and successful pastors in the Baptist Church.  Her mother survives her and was in attendance at her bedside during the last weeks of her illness.  Her sister, Mrs. Clara Way, principal of the high school at Nashville, Ill., was also with her and Mrs. F. H. Fonda, Mr. Dewey's sister, of Sandwich, Ill.

Mr. and Mrs. Dewey's eldest on, William S. Dewey, has been absent from home for more than a year attending school at Sioux Falls, Dakota.  He has been summoned by telegraph and is expected to arrive here Friday.  The funeral services will be attended Friday afternoon at the Presbyterian church, Rev. R. N. McNemer and Rev. A. H. Trick, officiating.

(A marker in Cairo City Cemetery at Villa Ridge reads: M. Jennie Dewey 1847-1889.—Darrel Dexter)
 
The 11-month old child of Charles and _onnie Herin, died at Centralia last Tuesday.  The remains were brought to Cobden and deposited in the Cobden Cemetery, Thursday at 11 a.m., the Rev. J. G. Butler conducting the services.

(A marker in Cobden Cemetery reads: Nellie daughter of C. V. and C. R. Herin Born Feb. 2, 1886, Died Jan. 22, 1889.—Darrel Dexter)
 
Giles Toler, living two miles west of Mt. Pleasant, is very low with consumption.

(Giles Toler married Mrs. Mary Davis on 4 Feb 1864, in Union Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

Died, at Olmsted, Monday evening, January 28th, of pneumonia, Mr. Henry Johnson, aged about 27  years.  He leaves a wife and little boy about two years of age.
 
Henry Harrison, an old colored man who served in the navy during the war, and who has resided at Mound City since his discharge, died last Sunday.  About one year ago, he drew a naval pension amounting to $1,921, and has drawn $16 per month during the past year.  He has probably squandered most of the money.  He leaves neither wife or child in this part of the country.
 
Circuit court convened in Mound City last week, Judge Young presiding.  None but criminal cases have been tried thus far, though defaults have been taken and many cases both law and chancery disposed of.  The case of Elmer Kennedy, charged with the homicide of young John Brown, of Villa Ridge, was called for trial last Thursday.  A jury empanelled, and the case occupied the attention of the court until Monday night, when it was given to the jury.  After a short consultation the jury brought in a verdict of "Not Guilty." 

 

Tuesday last, while young George Spiller was helping his brother in chopping timber, in felling a tree, in some way it became lodged, and breaking limbs flying back struck him on the leg, breaking both bones.  The boy is in a bad shape, some thought his leg having to be amputated being yet entertained.
 
Thursday, 7 Feb 1889:
Death of Mrs. Devine.

Mrs. Devine, widow of Mr. Dennis Devine, passed away at four o'clock last Friday afternoon.  The deceased was an old resident of Cairo, having lived here for nearly thirty years.  The funeral occurred on Saturday afternoon from St. Patrick's Church and the body was interred in the cemetery at Villa Ridge.

(Dennis Devine married Briged Stafford on 7 Nov 1872, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
 
Accidentally Shot.

On last Thursday, James Cornish, a boy about 13 years old, and a nephew of Mrs. H. H. Candee, of this city, was accidentally shot by a comrade, at his home in Chicago, while engaged in target practice, and lived but a few hours.  Mr. and Mrs. Candee were notified of the fact by telegraph and left Saturday for Chicago to attend the funeral.  Mr. Candee returned yesterday, but Mrs. Candee will remain there several weeks.  This sad occurrence was a great blow to the parents and friends and especially to the boy at whose hand a life was taken. 


Death of Mrs. Rowand.

On last Friday, Mrs. Rowand, wife of Mr. D. Rowand, the shoemaker, and mother of Mrs. Charles Ward, died aged sixty-one years.  She has been sick for a long period, the result of pulmonary troubles of a complicated nature.  The funeral occurred Sunday morning, Rev. J. W. Phillips officiating, and the remains were taken to Anna for interment.
 
Resolutions of Respect.

At the regular meeting of the Woman's Club and Library Association, held yesterday, the following resolutions were adopted:

Whereas, an impressive warning has come to remind us that in the midst of life we are in death, we, the Woman's Club and Library Association, desire to offer our tribute of respect to the memory of our friends and coworker, the late M. Jenny Dewey, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED, that in this organization, in common with others in this community, have cause to lament the loss of an efficient member and a true-hearted friend.

RESOLVED, That we extend to the bereaved family the sincere sympathy of each member of this association.

RESOLVED, that the secretary be instructed to furnish the family with a copy of the resolutions, that they be placed upon the records of the association, and also be published in city papers.
Mrs. William R. Smith
Mrs. Annie E. Safford, Committee
 
The Funeral of Mrs. Dewey.

The funeral services of Mrs. E. S. Dewey took place last Friday afternoon at the Presbyterian church, Rev. A. H. Trick and Rev. R. N. McNemer officiating.  Mr. McNemer, pastor of the Baptist church, of which Mrs. Dewey was a member, gave a very loving tribute to her memory, speaking of the help and inspiration her words of cheer and encouragement had always been and of her triumphant death.  Mr. Trick delivered a short and impressive sermon from Matt. 13, 43, "Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father," in which he spoke of her Christian life, it being largely due to the early training of the sainted father, who had gone go his eternal home, and the aged Christian mother, left surviving her, whose prayers and counsels had led her in the path to Heaven.  The choir selected for the occasion consisted of Messrs. McKee, Strode, and Henderson, Misses Clara Robbins and Maud Rittenhouse, and Mrs. Anna Redman, with Miss Black at the organ. The beautiful hymns, "Asleep in Jesus," "Rock of Ages," and "Nearer My God to Thee," were rendered with touching solemnity.  There were lovely floral offerings from the different societies of which Mrs. Dewey was a member.  A large number of sympathizing friends accompanied the relatives to the pace of interment at Villa Ridge.
 
Resolutions of Meridian Lodge No. 439, I. O. O. F.

At a regular meeting of Meridian Lodge, No. 439, I. O. O. F., held in their hall on Saturday evening, February 2, 1889.  The following preamble and resolutions were adopted:

Whereas, It has pleased an all wise Providence to remove by death our beloved Brother Thomas D. Essex, from the ranks of our lodge below, to the Grand Lodge above.

Whereas, Brother Essex was called to lay down this life in the vigor of his manhood, Therefore be it

Resolved, That in the death of Brother Essex, his father and mother have lost a noble son, his brothers and sisters a kind and loving brother, the community a good and highly respected citizen, and that our lodge has lost an active and worthy brother, active in the duty peculiar to Odd Fellowship and that we will always cherish in our hearts his many virtues as an Odd Fellow.  Also be it further

Resolved, That a page in our Journal be set apart for the recording of these resolutions.  That the lodge room be draped in mourning for thirty days, and that a copy of these resolutions be furnished to his aged father, and to our county and Alexander county papers for publication.
H. A. Bride,A. I. Butler,
Thomas W. Hanes, Comm.


A man was drowned while rafting in Cache River two weeks, ago, has not yet been found. (Belknap)
 
Those of our community (Thebes) who had the pleasure of meeting and knowing the late Mrs. Dewey, we hear express themselves very feelingly that their acquaintance was so brief.  Her death was a shock, for although we knew of her sickness, there was no thought of so sudden an ending.  Those of us who were not intimately acquainted can yet join the others in sympathy for the bereaved family, as we feel that so pleasant a lady could but be a devoted mother and wife.
 
George H. Spiller, whom we reported last week as having broken his left by falling from a tree, seems to have been hurt much worse than at first supposed, and he departed this life Wednesday evening last, at 5 p.m. at the age of 21 years.  His remains were laid to rest in the Cobden cemetery on Thursday afternoon at 3 p.m.  The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. O. C. Grauer, at the family residence.

(Charles H. Spiller married Jane Vancil on 27 Oct 1861, in Union Co., Ill. A marker in Cobden Cemetery reads: George H. son of C. H. & S. J. Spiller Died Jan. 29, 1889, Aged 20 Yrs., 7 Mos., & 1 Day.—Darrel Dexter)
 
Died here (Dongola) Tuesday morning, February 5, of consumption, the wife of John Dooley, aged about 30 years.  She leaves a husband and one child.


Thursday, 14 Feb 1889:
Died Yesterday Morning.

Mrs. Fannie Brazee, wife of Capt. H. O. Brazee, of the steamer Junius S. Morgan, died yesterday of neuralgia of the heart.  She was apparently as well as usual until Sunday morning when she complained of suffering from neuralgia to which she was subject.  No alarm was felt and the usual remedies were employed but without avail.  She gradually grew worse.  Tuesday night her symptoms became alarming and she died as above stated.  She was only thirty-five years of age, and apparently in excellent health.  She was the daughter of Mr. Ben House, of Lewisport, Hancock County, Ky.  Her sister, Miss Anna House, was living with them.  A short funeral service was held last night at their residence 1403 Commercial Avenue, Rev. F. P. Davenport officiating, and Capt. Brazee and Miss House left with the remains this morning, via the C. V. & C. Railroad, for their old home at New Chapel, Ky., just across the Ohio River from Tell City, Indiana, where the body will be interred.  Her death was a terrible shock to relatives and friends.  The moaning of her sister at the funeral last night was piteous in the extreme, and calculated to draw tears from all eyes.  Capt. and Mrs. Brazee have lived in Cairo but a few months and are comparative strangers here.  They came from Memphis where they had lived many years.  Capt. Brazee was U.S. Inspector of Hulls during the administration of President Arthur.  The sudden and unexpected death of Mrs. Brazee arouses the deepest sympathies of all friends in behalf of Capt. Brazee and Miss House.  Mr. C. W. Henderson took charge of the funeral.
 
Quite a sad accident happened here last Monday night.  Little Millie Merchant, while crossing the room with a lamp in her hands tripped and fell on a stove.  The lamp exploded and oil covered her head and burned severely and there is not much hope of her recovery.  She is a bright little girl about 12 years old.


Thursday, 21 Feb 1889:
Mr. William Stringer, Sr., of Pulaski, died last Friday morning of pneumonia.  He was probably over seventy years of age.  He was an old and highly respected citizen of the county, and leaves a large family of children, all of whom are of mature age.  He was a prominent member of the Seventh Day Baptist Church.
  Died, at her home here (Dongola) on Monday morning, February 18th, 1889, of consumption, Mrs. Ella T. Woodworth, wife of Henry Woodworth.  She was born in Wisconsin, April 20, 1852.  Her maiden name was Ella T. Thompson, and she moved to Minnesota in 1870 and was married June 8th, 1873, at Waterville, Minnesota, and moved from Waterville, Minn., to Cairo, Ills., in 1878, and from Cairo to Dongola 8 years ago.  Interment in the Odd Fellows Cemetery here Tuesday the 19th, at 2 o'clock p.m., a large concourse of friends following the remains to their last resting place.  Rev. D. H. Snowden officiated.  She leaves a companion, five children, a father and mother, two brothers and a host of friends to mourn her loss,.  General sympathy is felt in this community for the bereaved husband, children, relatives, and friends.
 
The sad death of Willie Golden occurred Tuesday, February 12th.  His age was only 16 years, one month, and eight days.  His mother was sitting in the door as he came up to the fence and said, "Ma, I have shot myself.  I will never get over it."  He said he was standing upon a stump, looking for a rabbit.  The gun slipped out of his hand, the hammer striking the stump, and he received the charge of his abdomen.  (Elco)
 
Frank Heching, at his writing, is lying at the point of death.  Frank has been sick for some time.  (East Cape Girardeau)
 
J. M. C. Cavness departed this life Monday morning, February 18th, at 10 a.m. aged 49 years.  Funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon at the Casper church, under the auspices of the Cobden Lodge No. 2529 Knights of Honor.

(Jefferson M. C. Cavaness married Malissa McCommins on 11 Sep 1862, in Union Co., Ill A marker in Casper Cemetery reads: J. M. C. Cavaness Died Feb. 18, 1889, Aged 47 Yrs., 9 Ms., 18 Ds.—Darrel Dexter)
 
Mr. McCollum is at present lying in an unconscious state, which is usually the last state of suffering from brain trouble.

Later—Mr. Uriah McCollum died Tuesday morning at five o'clock.  He was a good man, an excellent citizen.  He lived happy and died as he lived.  He loved and served his God.  (Thebes)


Thursday, 28 Feb 1889:
Mrs. Rhode, wife of Mr. Charles Rhode, of Goose Island, died last Friday afternoon.  The remains were brought to the residence of her father, Mr. Jacob Klein, in this city, and were buried from St. Joseph's Church Monday.
 
Died.

Mrs. Totten, wife of Capt. James M. Totten, died early yesterday morning at her home on 18th Street, of pneumonia.  She leaves a husband and five children, the eldest of whom, George, is about twenty-two years of age, while the youngest is probably about two years old.  Mrs. Totten was an excellent lady, highly respected by all who knew her.  Funeral at the Methodist church today at 1:30 p.m.  Interment at Villa Ridge.
 
Died, near Vienna, on the 14th inst., of pneumonia, Elizabeth wife of J. N. Mozley, aged about 78 years.
 
Mr. Uriah McCollum departed this life Tuesday morning, February 19th, 1889.  Mr. McCollum was born in Lincoln County, Tenn., January 5th, 1824.  He came with his parents to Paradise Prairie, Perry County, Ill., when he was six years old.  The 30th day of January, 1844, he was married to Miss Phoebe Cole.  The following September after his marriage, he joined the Methodist church, of which his wife was already a member.  The most of his married life he has spent in Southern Illinois.  He came to Thebes in 1861 and with the exception of a few months has ever since resided here.  He was strong in his religious belief and it was a pleasure to him to work for his church, yet he was never illiberal in his views or deeds, but was ever ready to lend his aid to all good enterprises.  He leaves no children, but his wife survives him.  His niece and nephews whom he reared were devoted to him, and untiring in their efforts to make his last days as easy as loving hands and hearts could make them.

Mr. McCollum was buried at 2 o'clock on Wednesday afternoon.  The business houses and school were closed and a large number of people from the village and country around attended the funeral.

(Uriah McCollum married Phebe Cole on 30 Jan 1844, in Perry Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

 

Thursday, 7 Mar 1889:
Mrs. Foster, wife of Mr. Thomas B. Foster, of Commercial Point, died last Saturday and was buried Monday.  She was a sister of Mr. Z. T. Bowers of the Martin House, and was a most excellent woman.

(Thomas B. Foster married Josephine Hodges on 22 Mar 1888, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
 
Mr. Jerry McDaniel, of Sandusky, is in the city as a member of the U. S. grand jury.  He tells us that his wife died on the second of December of pneumonia, after an illness of only four days.  He has one little girl living two years of age, and has buried eight children.  His experience has been unusually hard.  Very few men in middle life have had an experience so disastrous.  His wife was born and reared in Jonesboro.  Her maiden name was Elizabeth Wallen.

(Jeremiah McDaniel married Elizabeth Walker (?) on 16 Dec 1874, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
 
Mr. Humm Dead.

Mr. Samuel J. Humm, assistant postmaster in this city, died of pneumonia early Monday morning after an illness of only sixty hours.  He attended to business as usual last Friday and went back to the post office after supper to work awhile.  About eight o'clock he called to Mr. Sloo from his room requesting the latter to bring him a drink of water.  Mr. Sloo knew at once that he was sick and carried the water to him.  Mr. Humm said that he should feel better soon and Mr. Sloo resumed his work.  A little later Mr. Humm called again and said that he was cold, wraps were thrown around him and even then great beads of perspiration were standing upon his forehead.  He was taken home where everything could be done for him was done.  He was very sick Saturday, Sunday he was considered to be in a very critical condition, and Monday morning he died.  He leaves a wife and two children, a girl and a boy.

The funeral occurred yesterday and was very largely attended.  Mr. Humm was a member of the Warren Stewartt Post, G. A. R., the Alexander Lodge, I. O. O. F., the Knights of Honor and the Delta Fire Company and these organizations turned out en masse.  Services were held at the Episcopal Church at two o'clock p.m., Rev. Davenport officiating, and the remains were taken by special train to Beech Grove Cemetery for interment.

Mr. Humm was born in England.  He came to this country when quite young.  On the outbreak of the War he was at Ithica, New York, where he enlisted in one of the New York regiments of Infantry and served some time in the Union Army, from which he was honorably discharged.  He then came to Cairo.  Here he served as clerk in Byington's dry goods store for a while, then as clerk in a drug store.  Afterward he had a drug store of his own.  For some ten years he was in the county clerk's office either as deputy under Mr. Jacob G. Lynch or as clerk.  For the past two years he has been assistant postmaster under Hon. A. R. Irvin.  Mr. Humm was a very quiet, accommodating man, and we have never known anybody to question his integrity.

(Samuel J. Humm married Emma F. Wright on 27 Jan 1879, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
 
Died, at Plum Creek, Neb., February 22nd, 1889, Mrs. Lizzie J. wife of George Little, Sr. Mrs. Little lived here (Dongola) several years and had been in Nebraska 6 or 7 years.  Mr. L. is a brother of John F. Little of our town.
 
As a result of a frightful accident on Sunday night last, George Brown, the colored boy living with J. F. Short, is dead.  He and two of Mrs. Daily's boys were coon hunting and in felling some trees the boy George had his skull crushed and leg broken, killing him instantly.  The boy was about 15 years old, and of a kind disposition. (Elco)
 
Died, on Tuesday, February 26th, 1889, at 5:30 p.m., Philander Bird, aged 76 years, 7 months, and 17 days.  Funeral services were held at his late residence by the Rev. O. C. Grauer on Friday, March 1st, at 11 o'clock a.m.  The remains were taken to Buffalo, N.Y., for interment.  Mr. Bird has been at this place for twenty-six years and was one of our foremost fruit growers.  He moved here (Cobden) from Hoyleton, Washington County, Illinois, formerly from the east.
 
Death of Mrs. D. F. Beauman

The friends of Mr. and Mrs. D. F. Beauman of Tunnel Hill will learn with very great regret that Mrs. Beauman died at their residence at Tunnel Hill, February 26th of dropsy.  She had been ill for some time, but hopes of her recovery had been entertained until near the end which came suddenly.  She was a native of Union County, the daughter of John Corgan.

She leaves a large family of children, the youngest of whom is only about one year old, and her husband.  Their home which has been one of very great hospitality, will be desolate without her.  To her husband and children her loss will be irreparable.


Thursday, 14 Mar 1889:
The sad news of the death of Mrs. W. P. Messler, at Ocean Springs, Miss., came flashing over the wires Monday.  At this writing we have no particulars.
 
A full account of the death of Hon. R. W. Townshend, Congressman from the 19th District of Illinois, will be found on the inside of this sheet.  The funeral services over his remains were held in Washington Tuesday.
 
Mr. John A. Dillow, a prosperous farmer living near Mill Creek, died last Thursday and was buried Friday, March 8th, aged 44 years, of pneumonia.  He was formerly a very rugged man enjoying the best of health.  About five years ago during wheat harvest he inhaled a piece of wheat straw into his lungs.  After great pain and irritation of the lung, he finally coughed up a part of it, but the lung was from that time seriously affected.  If he too cold or exposed himself, he coughed severely.  This lung had been seriously inflamed nearly all winter.  A few days ago he contracted pneumonia and was in no condition to withstand the attack.  He leaves a widow and eight children.  He was a prosperous farmer and leaves a good farm well stocked.  He was buried at St. John's Cemetery Friday.  He was an excellent citizen, a member of the Reformed Church, and leaves to his family the legacy of a good name.

(John A. Dillow married Eveline S. Brown on 7 Feb 1869, in Union Co., Ill. A marker in St. John’s Cemetery reads: John A. Dillow Born Jan. 15, 1845 Died March 7, 1889 Aged 44 Yrs., 1 Mo., 22 Days.—Darrel Dexter)
 
The death of John Erricsson is briefly mentioned on the inside of this sheet.  He was one of the first inventors of the age.  To him we are indebted for the invention of the Monitorr which saved us from untold dangers and losses during the war.  He first applied caloric as a motive power in ocean navigation but it was found far inferior to steam and never came into general use.  He was a Swede by birth and his remains will probably be removed to Sweden for final interment.
 
Miss Elsie, a daughter of Mr. Jacob Riggle, of Hodges Park, died of pneumonia last Friday and was buried Saturday.  She was sick about three weeks.

(Jacob Riggle married Mariah Jane Atherton on 29 Apr 1858, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
 
Died, at her home three miles west of Dongola, March 9th, of pneumonia, Mrs. Bent Furgerson aged about 35years.  She leaves a husband, several children and a host of friends to mourn her loss.  Mr. Furgerson and children have the sympathy of the entire community in their bereavement.

(A marker in Union Schoolhouse Cemetery near Dongola reads: Mary companion of J. B. Ferguson Died March 6, 1889, Aged 48 Ys., 5 Ms., 7 Ds.—Darrel Dexter)
 
Eddy Heater, son of John Heater, died Saturday night of consumption and Rev. Cecil conducted the funeral services on Monday at the M. E. church.  Eddy was about 18 years of age and of a kind and patient disposition.  (Elco)

(John Heater married Cynthia Adeline Morris on 3 Feb 1867, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
 
John Adam Dillow, a respected and worthy citizen of Mill Creek, died a few days ago, and we learn two others of his family are very sick.

A telegram came Monday morning announcing the sickness of Mrs. W. P. Mesler, at Ocean Springs, Miss., and alter in the day another one came announcing her death.  Mr. W. P. Mesler started for her bedside on first train, on receipt of the first telegram, and before the 2nd one came, and perhaps will not hear the worst until his arrival there.
 
On the 7th day of April next, Mr. Uriah McCollum's funeral sermon will be preached by Mr. Cecil in the M. E. church, Thebes.
 
Died, Wednesday, March 6th, at Brownsville, Willie Cantrell, aged sixteen years.  He was buried in the Cauble graveyard on Thursday morning.  The deceased was a stepson of Mr. Charlie Waterman.  the family have the sympathy of the community.

(John W. Cantrell married Martha Cauble on 30 Dec 1869, in Union Co., Ill. Charles W. Waterman married Martha Cantrell on 23 Jan 1877, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
 
Mr. L. W. Monahan was found dead in his bed Tuesday morning.  He was a ship carpenter by trade and was probably about sixty years of age.  He leaves a family.  He said to his wife Monday night that he was feeling very badly, that he was dying by inches.  Tuesday morning he was cold in the embrace of death.  (Pulaski County)
 


Thursday, 21 Mar 1889:
On Tuesday, March 12th, 1889, Mrs. Mary Rendleman, departed this life at the age of 78 years, 7 months, and 17 days.  The funeral services were held in the Congregational church at Alto, and the remains were placed in their final resting place Friday 3 p.m. in the Cobden Cemetery.
 
The remains of Mrs. Carrie Mesler arrived here from Ocean Springs, Miss., Friday 2:30 p.m. and was taken to the family residence, where the funeral services were held by the Rev. O. C. Grauer, after which the remains were taken to the Cobden Cemetery, followed by a large concourse of relatives and friends and placed in their finally resting place.

(P. Wallace Mesler married Carrie Mitchell on 29 Jun 1870, in Union Co., Ill. A marker in Cobden Cemetery reads: Carrie M. Mesler 1843-1889.—Darrel Dexter)
 
Mrs. Alice Reynolds died last Thursday of pneumonia at the home of her sister, Mrs. S. Wilson.  She was a daughter of Mrs. Billingsley, loved and respected by everyone, and the husband and little babe left have the sympathy of the entire community.

(William Reynolds married Alice Reynolds on 26 Nov 1886, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)


Thursday, 28 Mar 1889:Robert McGuthrie, the colored janitor of the Presbyterian church and the Ideal League Hall, dropped dead at his home in the old Pilot House on Washington Avenue, at about four o'clock Friday afternoon, the result of apoplexy.  Although quite aged, he had been in apparently very good health up to his death, which was quite a shock to all, as he was well liked by everyone who knew him.  On Saturday last, Mr. Walter B. Pettis collected what money was due him, about twenty dollars, and succeeded in getting about twenty dollars besides to pay his funeral expenses.  The funeral occurred Sunday afternoon at one o'clock from Ricks' church and the body was taken to Villa Ridge for interment.
 
Col. William Henry, formerly a hardware merchant in Cairo, died at Fort Worth, Texas, a few days ago.  Col. Henry came to Cairo from New Jersey soon after the war and engaged in the hardware business with Mr. William F. Pitcher.  Some time afterward Mr. Pitcher went out of the firm and Col. Henry carried on the business alone.  He left Cairo late in 1876 and went to Fort Worth, where he has since resided.  He was a man of very fine traits of character.  He was a silent man, but very warm hearted and friendly to those who could get close to him.  He was in the army and was we believe colonel of a New Jersey regiment.  He never married.  He died at his boarding house in Fort Worth of pneumonia after a brief illness.
 
Fatal Affray.

Last Monday night a quarrel broke out between Jesse Reed and George Morris, two colored men, in the house numbered 1305, Washington Ave.  Morris ran or tumbled down stairs followed by Reed.  On reaching the street Morris picked up a piece of rail to defend himself.  Reed rushed up behind him and plunged a knife into his left breast killing him almost instantly.  It was just after dark and under the corner of night Reed escaped and has not yet been arrested.  There was a woman in the scrape.
 
Death of Mrs. Parker Earle.

Mrs. M. T. Earle, wife of the Honorable Parker Earle, of Cobden, died at the winter home of the family at Ocean Springs, Miss., March 23rd, of heart trouble.

This news will be received with sadness to very many people throughout the state and in Southern Illinois in particular, where Mrs. Earle has been a resident for a quarter of a century.  She was a woman of unusual ability, a deep, thorough student, possessed of a systematic mind, well disciplined in thought, study, learning and experience, a woman who without neglecting her domestic duties in the least ever found time to study, read and inform herself upon matters of science, art, literature and philosophy, as but few women care to.

In addition to the usual domestic duties incident to the rearing of a family and the care of a farm house, Mrs. Earle for thirty years has made the study of the botany of Illinois a specialty, and has long been recognized as one of the leading botanists particularly in cryptogrammic botany, in the state, and her opinion and advice was often sought on this subject by men of eminence.

She was modest, retiring, gentle, unassuming, but withal, strong, unswerving, firm and just—An ideal wife, a model mother, an exemplary generous neighbor, a steadfast and royal friend, a Martha in this world rather than a Mary.  She was possessed of a deep philosophic mind, and a most sympathetic heart, and from her lips no evil nor unkind words toward her fellow creatures ever fell.  She always defended the weak, and sought to find the good in the midst of the bad, and to her soul, the germ of good, of virtue in what to others seemed a mass of evil, like a flower in the desert, and she tenderly protected that flower, and battled for its development wherever and whenever it was found.

Our citizens will recall with pleasure the evening spent at Library Hall some two years ago in listening to her motherly talk on "Our Boys, what shall we do with them?"

Mrs. Earle is the daughter of Mrs. Dr. Tracy Cutler, who survives her, she was buried on March 24th, at Ocean Springs, Miss.  She leaves to mourn her loss her husband, the Honorable Parker Earle, Frank S. Earle, married, Charles Tracy Earle, and Mary T. Earle, all whom have arrived to man's and woman's estate.
W. N. B.

(Parker Earle married Melanie Tracy on 24 Aug 1855, in Grundy Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
 
Attempted Suicide.

Joseph H. McIntire, a farmer living in the neighborhood of Mt. Pleasant, attempted, on Saturday, March 16th, to commit suicide by hanging himself with a trace chain from a rafter in his barn, but the key in the chain caught under his chin and failed to choke him very much.  His little boy seeing his father's intention, commenced screaming for help and his cries soon brought assistance and the man was taken down, but now until he was badly enough hurt to make him dangerously ill.  It is thought that he was suffering from a fit of temporary insanity.  Some four or five years ago he was up in a barn loft and while there, stooped down for something and in raiding up quickly, he struck his head against a sharp knot on a rib pole and fractured his skull, and ever since then, at time, he would complain of his head paining him.  On the day that he tried to hang himself he complained of great pain in his head and would not eat anything,.  Mr. McIntire is about thirty-five years old and is highly respected by all who know him.

(Joseph H. McIntire married Nancy J. Gurley on 18 Oct 1874, in Union Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
 
On the 20th inst., Mrs. Alice Waring, daughter of M. Leroy Thomas, died of consumption.  She leaves two small children and other relatives to mourn her demise.  (Elco)

(William J. Wareing married Alice Thomas on 25 Jun 1882, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
 

Thursday, 4 Apr 1889:
Mr. H. G. Sargent died at his home in Aurora, Nebraska, last week, Wednesday, March 27th, of paralysis.  He had entered upon his 80th year.  Mr. Sargent will be very kindly remembered by Cairo people as he lived here some ten or twelve years.  He came here about 1872 and left here perhaps in 1873.  He was a shoemaker by trade.  He was a very consistent member of the Presbyterian church.  His widow and two sons, Henry and George, survive him.  Henry is engaged in business in Omaha.  George is in Aurora with his mother.
 
Little Bessie Ford is quite seriously ill.  Her disease is erysipelas and diphtheria is feared.
 
Death of Mr. James Y. Clemson.

Mr. James Y. Clemson, of Olmsted, was stricken with paralysis Feb. 4th.  The stroke was very severe and those who are familiar with such cases knew that he could not probably survive very long.  He did however linger along just on the border land between two worlds for the period of seven weeks and five days until last Saturday, March 30th, when he died, aged 68 years.  Mr. Clemson was one of the old citizens of Pulaski County and was one of the wealthiest men in the county.  He has been a merchant at Caledonia and Olmsted since 1862, but has been engaged in other enterprises.  He was one of the directors of Alexander County National Bank.  He has a fine residence on the banks of the Ohio at old Caledonia.  He was a man who will be greatly missed in Pulaski County.
 
On Thursday, March 28, as Mrs. Henry Schlueter, living one mile west of Dongola, was preparing dinner she stepped out doors for something and while she was absent her little child, 9 months old, crawled up to the fireplace and upset a kettle of boiling water into its lap scalding it so severely that it dies two days afterwards.  The remains were interred in the Odd Fellows Cemetery Sunday, March 31, 1889.  The hearts of our people go out to Mr. and Mrs. Schleuter in their hours of sorrow.

(Henry Schluter married Amanda Casper on 24 Dec 1882, in Union Co., Ill. A marker in the I. O. O. F. Cemetery at Dongola reads: Norpha E. son of Henry & Amanda E. Schluter Died Mar 30, 1889 Aged 9 Ms. & 18 Ds.—Darrel Dexter)
 
D. W. Lentz is still very low with very slight hopes of his recovery.


Thursday, 11 Apr 1889:
The following resolutions were handed your correspondent too late for last week's issue.

WHEREAS, Divine Providence in its inscrutable mystery and widow, has seen fir to remove from our midst our much beloved friend and co-worker, Mrs. Carrie Mitchell Mesler, and

WHEREAS, the close and intimate relation she has held as a leading member of this association since its organization, eleven years ago, and in especial recognition of her efficient service as its president, to which position she was twice unanimously re-elected, and which she occupied at the time of her death, therefore be it

Resolved, that the tact, energy, and ability that she has so long exercised in behalf of the library and as a member of this board, by counsel, service and funds, will ever be held in grateful remembrance.

Resolved, that the sudden demise of so capable and active a member and official leaves a vacancy that will prove a grievous loss to the library, as well as to the community at large.

Resolved, that this board tender to her afflicted relatives and friends their heartfelt sympathy in the irretrievable bereavement they have sustained.
H. Blumenthal,
L. T. Linnell,
Mrs. L. A. Selden,
Mrs. James Bell,
T.E. Goodrich,
Mrs. P. E. Peebles, Board of Directors of the Cobden Library
 
Mr. McCollum's funeral sermon was preached on Sunday, 7th inst., to a large congregation by Mr. Cecil.


Thursday, 18 Apr 1889:
Roy Aldrich, a young son of Mr. H. J. Aldrich, of Villa Ridge, died last Thursday and was buried Friday.

(A marker in Cairo City Cemetery at Villa Ridge reads: Roy Aldrich 1881-1886.—Darrel Dexter)
 
Mr. Benjamin R. Abbot, of Bloomington, committed suicide there last Sunday by running a rubber tube from a gas burner under a cushion with which he had covered his face, and inhaling the gas.  He was once agent of the I. C. Railroad in Cairo and will be remembered by many of our older citizens.
 
Death of Walter Comings.

The serious illness of Walter Comings, son of Mr. Alfred Comings, was mentioned in the Citizen last week.  He gradually sunk until Monday evening, April 15th, when his vital forces were utterly exhausted, and his spirit took its flight to the unseen world.  He was in his 25th year, and leaves a young widow, who is almost broken hearted at her great loss, and a young child, a girl about twenty months old.

His widow is the youngest daughter of Mr. John McEwen, of this city.

Walter had been in the service of the St. Louis, Ark., & Texas Railroad in St. Louis for some months.  His trouble was an enlargement of the heart and has been gradually coming on for some time.  Compelled to give up his work, he finally came home to Cairo to die.  the Odd Fellows take charge of his funeral, which occurs today.  Walter had insurance upon his life to the amount of $5,000.

(Walter L. Comings married Margaret A. McEwen on 20 May 1885, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
 
A little daughter of Charles Clapp, about four years old, died on the 13th inst., of pneumonia.  Friends and neighbors tendered their condolence.

(Charles P. Clapp married Edna L. Lee on 30 Aug 1871, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
 
Mrs. E. A. Strong died at her home in Cobden, at 10 o'clock a.m. Tuesday morning after an illness of only a few days.  Funeral services were held by the Rev. J. F. Butler at the Presbyterian church and burial in Cobden cemetery at 3 p.m. Monday.

(Ernest S. Strong married Minnie E. Samples on 4 May 1884, in Alexander Co., Ill. A marker in Cobden Cemetery reads: Minnie E. Wife of E. A. Strong Died April 16, 1889 Aged 33 Years.—Darrel Dexter)


Thursday, 25 Apr 1889:
Died, very suddenly, April 20, Harry Swoboda, son of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Swoboda, aged 4 years.  Mr. and Mrs. Swoboda were in attendance at the funeral of Mr. Lohr's little son when they were summoned home.  They had left the little boy well apparently.  He was taken with a spasm and died in a few moments.  Coming so unexpected such a bereavement is very crushing.

(Adolph Swoboda married Selma Kobler on 20 Jan 1880, in Alexander Co., Ill. A marker in Cairo City Cemetery reads: Harry Swoboda 1885-1889.—Darrel Dexter)
 
Mr. Kreutzer, the German tailor, who resides at No. 623 Sixteenth Street, has been sick for the past month, resulting probably from overwork, but now his illness takes a more serious aspect.  He is suffering from a complication of diseases, asthma of the heart, erysipelas and dropsy—either one of which is dangerous in itself.  Dr. Gordon is in attendance.  Mr. Kruetzer is a hard working old gentleman, kind hearted and neighborly, and his severe illness is greatly to be regretted.
 
Died, April 18th, of diphtheria, Karl George Andrew Lohr, only son of Andrew and Amanda C. Lohr, aged 4 years, 8 months, and 27 days.  Little Karl was a very sweet and winning child, and his death is a severe blow to his bereaved parents.

(Andrew Lohr married Amanda C. Hahn on 12 Aug 1880, in Alexander Co., Ill. A marker in Cairo City Cemetery reads: Carl G. A. Lohr Born July 22, 1884 Died April 16, 1889.—Darrel Dexter)
 
The Kurzdorfer Company is getting out a fine monument to mark the grave of Dr. Dunning at Beech Grove.  The monument will be about eleven feet high, very heavy and chaste with the Greek Cross and legend of the Knights Templar "In Hoe Signo Vinces" engraved upon it.  the business of this company is rapidly growing.  They have been compelled to enlarge their shop and increase their force.
 
Death of John Hagey.

Mr. John Hagey, who kept a butcher shop on Washington Avenue near 14th Street, died suddenly at his home on 9th Street about 11 o'clock last Monday night of heart disease.  The deceased leaves a wife and three children, two boys and a girl to mourn his sudden demise.  The funeral occurred yesterday afternoon, the G. A. R. and the Rough and Ready Fire company of both of which organizations he was a member attending.  The body was taken by special train to Villa Ridge for interment.
 
On the 18th inst., we had two deaths in our vicinity (Elco):  David Hall, an old soldier, responded to the last roll call, and was buried by Elco Post G. A. R., also Henry Stephens, a young man, who had to be buried by Miss Mel Hurston and her brother Sig.  This is clearly a case where the county ought to grant some assistance, as the young man had nothing and no kinfolks to help bear the expenses, which must have been considerable.
 
A Man Killed.

As the fast train on the Illinois Central was coming in this morning at 9:30, Horace Tyler, the colored barber at the Planters House, while attempting to board it just below Tenth Street, fell and three cars passed over his chest, cutting him nearly in two.  He lived for an hour and a half.  The deceased leaves a wife and two children, living at 211 Tenth Street.
 
J. C. Stires Dead.

With deep regret we announce the death of Mr. J. C. Stires, which occurred at the Cairo farm, some four or five miles out from the city, Tuesday night about ten o'clock of congestion of the stomach.  Mr. Stires formerly lived in Cairo.  For many years he was a partner of Mr. C. W. Wheeler in the Wood and Coal business.  He was buried today at Charleston, Mo.  Mr. Stires leaves a large family and a great many friends.

(James C. Stires married Jennie Covington on 22 Aug 1867, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

 

Thursday, 2 May 1889:
Mr. Louis Kreutzer, who lived on 16th street between Cedar and Locust and of whose serious illness we have spoken heretofore, died last Sunday afternoon and was buried Tuesday.  He was an industrious, cheerful, honest old man, seventy-five years of age.  He leaves a widow, one daughter, the wife of Fred Whitcamp and two grown sons.
 
One Revolutionary pensioner is still living in Perry County.  Her name is Mrs. Anne Hobson.  She is nearly 90 years of age.  Her husband was a soldier in the war of the revolution.
 
Died, April 23rd, Mrs. Mansfield.  The deceased has been confined to her bed for several years by sickness.  The relatives have the sympathy of the entire community (Thebes).
 
Committed Suicide.

On last Friday afternoon, at about 1:30 o'clock, Mrs. Mary L. Watkins, living at 409 Fourteenth Street, took a dose of morphine with suicidal intents.  Dr. Parker was immediately called, but his efforts were fruitless and she died at 7 o'clock.  The deceased was about twenty-five years of age.  She was deserted by her husband, James Watkins, some time ago, and since then she has been living with her mother, Mrs. Welch.  It was on account of these domestic troubles that she took her life.

(James F. Watkins married Mary Walsh on 10 Jul 1884, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
 
Death of Rev. H. P. Roberts.

Rev. H. P. Roberts, who was pastor of the Presbyterian church in this city, from January 1st, 1865, to January 1st, 1867, died December 2nd, 1888, at Plateau, Colorado, aged 57 years.

Mr. Roberts will be remembered by many of our older readers.  He was a native of Connecticut and was educated for the ministry.  In the summer of 1862, he was engaged in teaching in the city of Quincy, Ill.  The call for troops appealed loudly to him and he enlisted in his country's service.  He was made 1st Lieutenant in Co. E, 84th Regt. Ill. Vols.  This regiment was famous for its fighting qualities.  Only one man from this regiment was ever taken prisoner and but ten men deserted.  The regiment numbered 951 officers and men when mustered , and the total casualties in battle during the war were 558.

On the bloody field of Stone River, December 31st, 1862, the regiment lost 228 men.  On that field Mr. Roberts received three wounds and was left upon the field to die.  His wounds were supposed to be mortal and it was expected that the new year would dawn upon him in the spirit land.  But he survived.  After four months of nursing, he recovered sufficiently to join his comrades but was never able bodied.  He was made chaplain of the regiment, but about ten months service resigned and returned home.  He never recovered from the effects of his wounds.  He spent two years in Cairo and has preached in other places for short periods, but was always pretty near an invalid.  And so this death struggle was prolonged for almost twenty-six years, and ended as it only could end last December.  He was worn out and passed away.  His life purpose was thwarted by his battle wounds, but his country was saved and he has been mustered out and gone home.


Thursday, 9 May 1889:
John Gladney was called home from Springfield last Saturday by the death of his 17-year-old boy.  He was buried Sunday at Villa Ridge.
 
We were surprised a few days ago to learn of the death of Mr. Alphonso Jones, of Sandusky Precinct.  He died of pneumonia April 11th, after a sickness of eight days, leaving two doubly orphaned children.  His age was thirty years.  He was a son of Mr. Henry E. Jones, who lived in Cairo some years ago.

(Alphonso Jones married Alice Lowrey on 27 Jul 1883, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
 
Died, Saturday, May 4th, 1889, at 9 p.m. Mrs. Elizabeth Koehler, wife of Lewis Kohler, aged 43 years, 6 months,.  Funeral services were held in the Catholic church on Monday at 2 o'clock p.m. May 6, interment in the Catholic cemetery.

(Louis Kohler married Elizabeth Kerzenmacher on 9 Apr 1871, in Union Co., Ill. A marker in St. Joseph’s Cemetery at Cobden reads: Elizabeth wife of Louis Kohler Died May 4, 1889 Aged 42 Ys., 5 Ms., 13 Ds.—Darrel Dexter)
 
James Massey died in St. Louis last Thursday evening and the body was brought home Friday night and taken in charge by the members of the Relief Lodge No. 452 and by them buried on Sunday at 3 p.m.  Anna, Jonesboro and Alto Pass lodges were largely represented.  Mr. Massey was 47 years of age; he leaves a wife to mourn his loss.


Thursday, 16 May 1889:
On Saturday afternoon, about five o'clock, a colored man by the name of Emanuel Dumas was drowned in the Ohio River near the coal dump.  He was crossing some barges to the tow boats beyond, and being in a hurry was running when he tripped against something and fell into the river sinking immediately.  A search was made for his body, but it was not until yesterday morning that it was found, being brought up clinging to a log at the Box Factory.  The deceased leaves a wife and child, who reside uptown.
 
Miss Ida Borott Dead.

With great regret we are called to announce the death of Miss Ida Borott at Golconda last Thursday morning.  She had been living in the family of Mrs. Ida Reinhart of Golconda for some months and died there as stated above.  Miss Borott was a music teacher in Cairo for a great many years, and had hosts of friends here.  She was a thorough musician and an accomplished lady.  Her pupils everywhere will learn the news of her death with sincere regret.
 
An Alleged Jesse Reed.

Chief Mahanny recently received word from DeSoto, Mo., stating that a man answering the description of Jesse Reed had been seen at that place and had been arrested.  Wishing to know a little more definitely about the matter before going after him, the chief telegraphed to the parties from whence the report came, but has heard nothing since from them.  It was in all probability a Tascott capture.  It will be remembered that Jesse Reed killed another colored man by the name of George Morris in this city March 25th, and made his escape.
 
Died.

At her home in Hodges Park last Saturday afternoon, Mrs. Nannie Z. Stewart, wife of Cudellas Stewart, of that place.  Mrs. Stewart had been ill a long time.  She was no ordinary woman.  Her maiden name was Nannie Ziegler.  Before marriage she was one of the most intelligent and progressive teachers of the county.  She was married to Mr. Stewart May 28th, 1882, since which time they have lived at Hodges Park.  She was an active, zealous member of the Baptist church.  All that medical skill could do has been done to restore her health, but to no purpose.  At the age of about thirty years she has gone to her rest.  She was buried Monday at Thebes.  Rev. Henry Richardson officiating.

(Cudellas Stewart married Nannie Zeigler on 28 May 1882, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
 
Aunt Susan Howell, of Mt. Pleasant, while here (Dongola) visiting her daughter, Mrs. James Weatherly, was, on , last Saturday, taken seriously ill and is now lying in a critical condition.  Mrs. Howell is about eighty years of age.

(James D. Weatherly married Ailsey Howell on 22 Jun 1861, in Union Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)


Died, at Hodges Park Saturday, May 11th, Mrs. Stewart, wife of C. Stewart, of that place.  The deceased was buried in Thebes, Monday, May 13th.


Thursday, 23 May 1889:
Alvin Harris Dead.

Alvin Harris, the youngest son of Mrs. Henry Harris, died at Dawson Springs, Ky., Sunday, May 19th, aged twenty years.  He had been in poor health all winter, improving at times, but not building up any, the trouble being general debility.  Last week he started for Dawson Springs, Ky., with his mother, but upon reaching there, his condition became so alarming that Dr. Gordon was telegraphed for.  The doctor did all he could for him, but he continued to grow worse, and died Sunday afternoon.  The deceased was, with an elder brother, in the firm of Harris Bros., who, something over a year ago, opened a dry goods store at No. 708 Commercial Avenue.  The funeral occurred yesterday afternoon, the body being taken by special train to Villa Ridge for interment.

(A marker in Cairo City Cemetery at Villa Ridge reads: Alvin C. son of J. H. & A. Harris Died May 19, 1889, Aged 20 Ys., 8 Ms., & 7 Ds.—Darrel Dexter)
 
Fell Down a Well.

METROPOLIS, Ill., May 18.—Charles Evans, a colored well digger, met with a fearful death today.  Manuel Waters had been employed to clean out a well and he hired Evans to help him.  About 1 o'clock Evans went to the well and was drunk.  He sat down on the boxing of the well and falling to sleep, dropped in the well.  His neck was broken and his arm in two places.  The well was sixty feet deep, with rock bottom.  Manuel and Allen Waters, both colored man, were engaged in repairing the well.  Manuel took the dead body out of the well.  The coroner held Manuel and Wallen Waters until after the inquest.  The verdict of the jury was, that Charles Evans came to his death by falling into a well.
 
Died, a few miles from town (Dongola), at her home one day last week, Miss Alice George, aged about sixteen years.  Interment in the Karraker Cemetery.
 
Died, on Sunday, the little 3-year-old daughter of James Krusck.  The funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. by the Rev. J. G. Butler, interment in the Cobden Cemetery.
 
A little child of Isaac Tharpe, who lives at the Lime Kiln, died of scarlet rash, Monday.  It was interred at the Reformed church cemetery (Wetaug).
 
Death of William H. Davidson.

Last Sunday Postmaster Irvin received a letter announcing the death of William H. Davidson, the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. William M. Davidson, of this city, at Bruneau, Idaho.  the letter was dated May 13th, and says that he was killed on May 11th, by Fred Balkman.  The letter is somewhat obscure, but the statement of facts is about as follows:  Will worked for a man named J. E. Hill, and was to take his pay in horses; Hill, however, refused to pay Will, and they got in an altercation which ended in both firing at each other, Hill being killed.  Will and Balkman then opened fire upon each other and Will was killed.  These facts were brought into camp by Balkman himself, and many doubts arise as to their correctness, it appearing as though Will might have been murdered by Balkman.  The writer closes by speaking of the deceased—how well liked he was by the men generally, and what a good worker he was.  The news fell very heavily upon his mother as well as the rest of the family, and was quite a shock to the friends of the deceased.
 
The Lynching at Wickliffe.
Special Correspondence.

On last Sunday night everything seemed unusually quiet, but it was only a calm before a storm.  About twelve o'clock a crowd of masked men, variously estimated at from fifty to two hundred, went to the jail and demanded that jailor Rollins five up the keys.  Mr. Rollins is a firm man and a man in indisputable courage and fidelity to duty, and as a matter of course, he refused and remonstrated and tried to reason the matter in every conceivable way, but all to no avail.  They had come after Joe Thornton, and him they would have, if they had to tear him out or burn him out.  Mr. Rollins then informed them that he had expected such a mob and consequently turned the keys over the Prosecuting Attorney, A. J. Warden.  A posse was at once dispatched to his residence and demanded the keys.  He denied having them and was at once taken in charge and carried to the jail, where, in his presence, the keys were forced from Rollins after he had resisted as far as he could without dying for the prisoner.  No doubt the strongest resistance was made that ever has been made in this county.  There can't be the least doubt but he faithfully and conscientiously discharged his duty.  He says he thought them all to be in front, but on stepping to the back door, lo and behold, there stood about twenty or thirty more, looking to be about eighteen feet high, the tallest men he ever saw.

The only alternative was to give up the keys.  The negro was at once taken out and carried to the slaughter pen of John Jenkins and executed, confessing the crime, it is said, and promising to never attempt such a deed again if they would only but spare him.  The negro was a good negro usually, and was very fond of children, and was always trying to humor and get the confidence of girl children especially.  The men that did it were no doubt as good citizens as we have.  To be brief as possible, I will state that I have it from good authority that the best element in the country has come to the conclusion that it is not law and evidence that regulates a sentence here but money.  Petty offenses often getting pretty heavy sentence and large offense go unpunished.  For instance a thief got three years for stealing ten dollars and a man that a grand jury of sixteen good solid men had found guilty of murder in the first degree got two years in the state prison, and the officers from circuit judge down to petit jurors, all signed a petition to Governor Buckner to pardon him, which is yet firmly refused.  The best information I can procure justifies me in the opinion that the examining trial was waived, Hon. Z. W. Bugg agreeing to clear him for fifty dollars, which sum was vouched for.  A disposition among some of the negro's friend to try to impress on the people that the child was not to be believed and the negro honest and truthful was cause of the lynching.  I think the Democratic papers in Cairo, that love to hold up Kentucky deeds in the darkest light, should take heed and leave the democratic ranks.  I hope they will send a few missionary Republicans to reform the Democrats over here.

The negroes have made some severe threats but the white people swear they will stay on top.  The writer got off the train Monday night at 2:30 o'clock a.m. and was confronted by 5 or 6 heavily armed police that met the train to see if there were any recruits from Cairo.  The negroes have threatened to go to Cairo for help, I think Though everything will quiet down without any further trouble.

Thursday, 30 May 1889:
Graveyard Ridge.

The new fairgrounds taken in what is known as Graveyard Ridge.  This is a ridge or lane running from the corner of Thirty-fourth and Washington to the Mississippi levee, and was used twenty years ago as a burying ground.  In preparing the ground for a race tack, numerous coffins and human bones were exhumed.  These have been removed to some more appropriate place for interment.  It will be remembered that in 1882, when the rivers were so high at this place and our city was threatened with overflow, the Mississippi levee was in a very weak condition and to strengthen it, bags of earth were used.  the earth was taken from the same Graveyard Ridge and these same bodies were disinterred at that time, only be to be buried in the same place.  It is hoped that they have now reached a resting place, to be disturbed no more till Gabriel's trumpet sounds, and Graveyard Ridge is no more.
 
Mustered Out.

John Trusty, formerly a private of Co. B, 29th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, died at the Sisters Hospital in this city last Thursday night.  He had been in the hospital since April 21st.

Mr. Trusty lived in Pulaski County not far from Mound Junction.  He had been in bad health for sometime.  His remains were buried in the National Cemetery near Mound City, by the William Huhner Post G. A. R.  One by one the old soldiers are passing away.

(John Trusty married Emily Renfrow on 1 Jul 1866, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
 
Dr. Waldo's Monument.

A fine monument to the memory of Dr. Roswell Waldo has just been prepared by the Kurzdorfer Company and was taken up yesterday to the National Cemetery near Mound City and erected at his grave.  The monument is very plain but massive, made of Barre granite from the quarries at Barre, Vermont.  The monument has simply the doctor's name on it with his age and the date of his death, together with this legend:  That Life is long that answer's life's great end.

Dr. Waldo was sent to Cairo in the spring of 1877 by the Surgeon General of the U.S. Marine Hospital service at Washington to take charge of the patients in our Marine Hospital here in Cairo.  In the summer of 1878 the yellow fever broke out in Memphis.  Early in August of that year a seaman was sent to our Marine Hospital here in Cairo and died in three or four days of black vomit.  The disease did not spread from that case.  Later in August, several cases occurred all of which we believe proved fatal.  In September the city was alarmed by another outbreak and several deaths.  Then there was a lull until the latter part of the month, when it became evident to everybody that the yellow fever had become epidemic.  Dr. Waldo was in the service of the United States, and it was no part of his duty to engage in the general practice of medicine.  It was simply optional with him.  But he responded to every call and shrunk from no danger.  Finally on the 12th of October he took the fever a, went to the Sisters' Hospital and died October 19th.  Had he confined his practice simply to his official duties he would have incurred very little danger.  He died that the people of Cairo might live.  He lived a heroic life and went down to a hero's grave. It is fitting that the people of Cairo should erect a monument to his memory and that on this Memorial Day they should crown it with wreaths of immortal amaranth.
 
Will Simpson, of Burnside, was killed on the Cairo Short Line, between Simpson and Metropolis Monday, by a gravel bank caving in on him.
 
The funeral of Elder Williams (col.) was preached here (Vienna) last Sunday by Elders Parker, of Golconda, and Tapp, of Uniontown, Ky.  Quite a number of colored people from Grand Chain, Metropolis, Golconda, Paducah, Harrisburg, and Carmi were in attendance.
 
The excitement caused by the lynching of Joe Thornton has not altogether subsided.  Two or three negroes are rather inclined to make a display of their bravery and shooting off their mouths a little too much, and no doubt will try to retaliate if they could get sufficient support.  The town authorities see and hear enough to justify them in keeping on extra police yet at considerable cost to the corporation.  But I have confidence that there will be no disturbance.  A large majority of our negroes are law abiding citizens and the few roughs who would do mischief can't get desired help.  The negroes claim to have a great many spotted that were in the mob.  But, of course that is all nonsense.  My greatest fear of trouble now is that some of their smart alecks will spot someone who will shoot one side of his head off.  That I am well aware can be caused without spotting to any great extent.
 
John Ebbs, who has been troubled with a cancer of the face and neck, and who has been at St. Louis under medical treatment, returned home sometime ago very much improved, but in a short time it was as bad as ever, and Tuesday we heard that he was very low and that life with him is only a questions of a few hours.  (Cobden)

 

Thursday, 6 Jun 1889:
Died.

Monday morning at the Martin House on Cross Street, Edgar T. Bowers, son of Mr. Zack T. Bowers, after an illness of two months of typhoid malarial fever.  Aged 15 years.  Burial Tuesday at the Baumguard Cemetery in Dog Tooth Bend.  This young man was apparently robust until stricken with fever.  He had nearly recovered his health when, by exposure, he brought on a relapse, from which he could not rally.  His death is a terrible blow to his parents.

(Zachariah T. Bowers married Anna B. Melvin on 20 Feb 1873, at Gallatin Co., Ill. Z. T. Bowers married Carrah White on 27 Apr 1875, in Johnson Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
 
The Johnstown Flood.

Word was received by Postmaster Irvin yesterday that his cousin, Mr. Cyrus Shick, together with Mrs. Shick's sister, Miss Stinson, lost their lives in the recent Johnstown disaster.  Mr. Shick and wife and Miss Stinson had been on a pleasure tour to California and passed through Cairo on their way east, being in attendance at the Knights Templar concert.  They seemed to be in the best of spirits.  Proceeding upon their way, they were upon the train on the Pennsylvania Central railroad, which was passing through the Conemaugh Valley when the deluge swept through it.  Miss Stinson being an invalid, Mr. Shick's first attentions were devoted to her, and in helping her to reach a place of safety in the mountains, they both were swept away, Mrs. Shick remaining on the train escaped.  Mr. Shick was formerly in business at Anna, and had recently removed to Reading, Pa., where he became connected with the firm of Orr, Painter & Co., who, among other things make all the mailboxes for street use in cities.  He was well known in Southern Illinois, and all his friends will be shocked at his sudden demise.  Mrs. Shick and Miss Stinson were sisters of Major Stinson, of Anna.
 
The will of John Trusty was filed for probate Monday.  By his will Mr. Trusty had given everything the had to his youngest child, but his wife, who has returned to Pulaski County, comes into court and contests the probate of the will.  The matter stands continued for proof, but Mrs. Trusty will without doubt secure the amount, which our statute gives her.
 
B. C. Pruett's baby is dangerously ill with brain fever and not expected to live.


Thursday, 13 Jun 1889:
Mrs. Elizabeth S. Billings, widow of the late Judge Henry W. Billings, died in Alton June 1st.
 
Dr. W. F. Stone, of Ullin, committed suicide last Sunday by shooting himself through the head.
 
Mr. C. Shelly Dead.

Last Thursday evening about six o'clock, Mr. C. Shelly, living on Eighth Street, between Commercial and Washington avenues, died, the trouble being Bright's disease and congestion of the lungs.  Wednesday was Mr. and Mrs. Shelly's golden wedding day and Mr. Shelly was up all day and appeared perfectly well, but the next day he was taken sick and grew rapidly worse, dying in the evening.  The funeral occurred Saturday afternoon from the Methodist church, Rev. J. W. Phillips officiating.  The remains were taken by special train to Beech Grove Cemetery for interment.  Mr. Shelly was seventy-four years of age, and had lived in Cairo over thirty years.  He owned the building, which he occupied on Eighth Street, where, in part of the first floor, he kept a small shop and dyed and repaired clothing, and two lots up town in Well’s Addition.  His only surviving relative is his wife, and he leaves enough property to support her the remainder of her life.  His dying wish was that she might spend the remainder of her life in the building they occupied together so long and at her death be buried beside him.
 
Death of Conductor John Gibbons.

Early last Thursday morning, John Gibbons freight conductor on the Illinois Central railroad, received injuries at Makanda, which resulted in his death at 11 o'clock p.m. the same evening.  He was making a coupling between two cars of his train, when his foot caught and he fell, and was dragged some distance by the moving train.  When picked up, his leg was broken and his hip badly crushed.  He was brought to Cairo and all that could be done in the way of medical assistance from a corps of skilled physicians was fruitless in results and he died at eleven o'clock Thursday evening.  The funeral occurred Sunday afternoon from the residence of his father-in-law, Mr. John C. Talbot, Rev. J. C. Tully officiating.  The remains were taken by special train on the Illinois Central to DuQuoin, where they were interred by the Order of Railway Conductors.  The deceased leaves a wife and three small children to mourn his sudden demise.

(John A. Gibbons married Louisa J. Talbot on 11 Jun 1884, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
 
News reached here (Dongola) Sunday last that Dr. Stone, of Ullin, had committed suicide by shooting himself through the head.
 
B. C. Pruett's little boy, Freddie, died last Wednesday of brain fever.  It had been sick about three weeks.  The remains were interred in the cemetery at the Reformed church.  Freddie was an unusually bright child, and his loss is hard to bear, but the little innocent form in its white coffin wreathed with flowers will live in our minds as the years roll along and no doubt the time will come to all of us when we will wish that our forms when they were as faultless and as pure hands been laid away under the soil to awake no more until the resurrection morn.

(B. C. Pruett married Nellie B. Ulen on 20 Jun 1883, in Pulaski Co., Ill. A marker in the German Reformed Cemetery (Sowers Cemetery) at Wetaug reads: Our Baby. Freddie son of B. C. & Nellie Pruett Died June 5, 1889, Aged 8 Mo’s. Budded on earth to bloom in heaven.—Darrel Dexter)
 
Dr. W. F. Stone committed suicide at his office in Ullin last Sunday by shooting himself through the head with a revolver.  He is supposed to have been temporarily insane at the time.  The doctor was as a man and a gentleman well liked by everyone.  Beginning life poor he educated himself for his profession, graduating at St. Louis in 1878.  He has since practiced at Ullin and had built up a large and paying practice.  He was a model husband, a good neighbor and a most excellent man in every respect aside from his one fault, which perhaps caused his death.  He leaves a wife, he had no children, and a mother, who lives in Iowa to mourn his tragic end.  The doctor belonged to the Dongola lodge of A. F. & A M. who took charge of the remains and interred them in the Ullin cemetery Tuesday evening with Masonic honors.  Rev. R. W. Purdue and Rev. E. H. Kitch conducted the obsequies.

(William F. Stone married Mary McElroy on 14 Jun 1868, in Pulaski Co., Ill. A marker in Ullin Cemetery reads: Dr. W. F. Stone Died June 9, 1889, Aged 42 Ys., 11 Ms., & 16 Ds. The Lord seeterh not as man seether, for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh at the heart.—Darrel Dexter)


Thursday, 20 Jun 1889:
Dr. R. P. Lightfoot died at his residence in Carbondale last week Wednesday morning from a stroke of paralysis.
 
Joe Crebs, a son of John. John M. Crebs, of Carmi, was drowned last Monday while bathing in a pond two miles west of Carmi.  He is spoken of as a model young man.

(John M. Crebs married Annie E. Stewart on 13 Oct 1857, in White Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
 
Mrs. Y. O. Burnett of Pulaski, died last Friday and was buried Sunday.  She had been ill for a long time; she was probably about thirty-five years of age.  She died of dropsy.  She leaves a husband, Mr. Y. O. Burnett and several children.  Mrs. Wait of Pulaski also died last Sunday night.
 
Mrs. Davenport, an old lady, aged about 54 years, died at her home in Ullin, Monday, of dropsy around the heart.
 
Some enterprising individual left a small infant, apparently only a few hours old, at Green Peeler's residence last Friday night.  Mr. Peeler was awakened about one o'clock by his dogs barking, he got up to investigate matters and found a basket hanging on his front gate, from which a curious noise occasionally proceeded.  He took the basket into the light and found the "kid" snugly wrapped within.  Mr. Peeler and his wife were much surprised and chagrined over their find, but the thing could not be helped and they had to keep it.  No clue as to its parents is known. (Wetaug)
 
Died here (Dongola), June 12th, 1889, a small child of C. C. Beasley's.  Interment in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.  The hearts of our people go out in sympathy to Mr. and Mrs. Beasley in the hour of their bereavement.

(Christopher Beasley married Lina Walker on 1 Aug 1875, in Union Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
 
Died, on Sunday, June 16th, 1889, of neuralgia, the wife of Dennis Karraker, living 3 miles east of Dongola, aged about 60 years.  Interment at the Friendship Cemetery,  a large concourse of friends following the remains to their last resting place.

(Dennis Karraker married Mrs. Kizire Goodman on 17 Feb 1881, in Union Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)


Thursday, 27 Jun 1889:
Death of John S. Bridges.
Special to the Citizen.
Carbondale, June 25th, 1889.

John S. Bridges of Carbondale died Tuesday morning at 6:30 o'clock, having been sick about two weeks with bilious fever, resulting in a complication of diseases.

Mr. Bridges has been a resident of this place for 25 years, having spent his early days in Johnson County, this state.  He was one of our most prominent citizens and businessmen, respected and loved by all.  His honest dealing, faithful living, kindness to all have won for him a name that cannot perish.  He leaves a heart-stricken widow and five sadly bereaved children, four interesting daughters and one little son.

Mr. Bridges was treasurer of the Southern Illinois Normal University, and that institution has lost a warm friend and supporter.  The whole community is said today, being conscious of an irreparable loss.  Mr. B. has been for years a consistent and faithful member of the M. E. church, a regular attendant at the Sabbath School of which he had been an efficient secretary for many years.  The city has lost an honest, noble and most worthy citizen—the church a devoted and earnest helper, the poor a kind friend, and Southern Illinois a most valuable man, whose memory will brighten as time passes on.  He died as he lived, an earnest Christian.

(John S. Bridges married Mary Julia Brush on 30 Aug 1866, in Jackson Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
 
Died, June 19th, 1889, a little boy of Thomas Coughorn, living about four miles from this place (Dongola).  He was about six years of age.
 
Died, at her son's, five miles northeast of Dongola, on Wednesday, June 19th, 1889, Mrs. Susie Howell.  Mrs. Howell was born in North Carolina; came to this country about forty or fifty years ago.  She was about eighty years of age and leaves a host of friends to mourn her loss.  She was a member of the Baptist Church.  Interment in the Toler Cemetery.

(A marker in Toler Cemetery near Mt. Pleasant reads: Susan Howell Born March 12, 1810, Died June 19,1889, Aged 70 Yrs., 3 Ms., & 7 Ds.—Darrel Dexter)
 
Kathleen, the infant daughter of Hon. H. C. O'Bryan, died Tuesday afternoon and was buried Wednesday at the Odd Fellows Cemetery.
 
Died, Friday, June 21st, wife of Thomas Corcoran, of acute dysentery.  Their little boy died a few days before with the same disease.  (Wetaug)
 A negro boy fatally stabbed a negro man about Hinkleville this county.  He is lodged in Wickliffe jail to await trial.
 
A man named Kennedy at Ogden's Landing shot another man fatally last week.  No particulars seem to be known as to cause.  He is still at large. (Wickliffe)


Thursday, 4 Jul 1889:
Jesse Reed Captured.

It will be remembered that on March 25th last, Jesse Reed, a colored man, killed another colored man named George Morris, near the corner of 13th and Washington Avenue, and the escaped to parts unknown.  Sheriff Murphy heard that he was in Memphis and sent Charlie O'Brian, the son of Harry O'Brian, the barber down after him.  Reed was captured here last Monday by O'Brian and immediately brought here, and lodged in jail at the courthouse Tuesday morning.  A reward of $200 was offered by the governor for the arrest and conviction of Reed.
 
Judge Duff Dead.

Hon. Andrew D. Duff until recently one of the most prominent lawyers in Southern Illinois died at Tucson, Arizona, June 25th.  Judge Duff was born in Bond County, Illinois, and always resided in this state until the summer of 1885, when he removed to Arizona on account of his failing health.  There he was appointed register of the land office by President Cleveland.  Judge Duff was a man of high character and excellent personal habits.  His course at the outbreak of the war was such as to cause his arrest and imprisonment for disloyalty.  Aside from this epoch in his life, his character will, we believe, bear the closest scrutiny.  He was an honest painstaking lawyer of high attainments, an excellent citizen, and a man who commanded the highest respect of his neighbors.


Thursday, 11 Jul 1889:
Miss Ada M. Thornton, a daughter of Mr. W. W. Thornton, died suddenly Saturday morning at their home in Shelbyville, of gastritis.  The family formerly lived in Cairo and is well known here.
 
Sam Carlton, of Gayoso, Mo., was found dead in his bed Monday morning.  He was editor of the Gayoso Democrat.  He was formerly a postal clerk on the Cotton Belt route.  He was a son of Hon. George Carlton of the Missouri legislature.
 
Fell From the Bridge.

Last Monday morning about nine o'clock, Charles Walcott, working upon one of the spans of the bridge, was loading some timber upon a car, when he stepped upon a cross tie, and, slipping off, fell from the span into the river and as drowned.  Immediate search was made for his body, the river being dragged with hooks, but it was not recovered.  His hat and one of his shoes, however, were picked up floating upon the river.  The deceased was about five feet seven inches tall, of dark complexion, probably 24 or 26 years old, had a dark, heavy mustache, which was slipped, and wore a pair of dark jeans pants.  Since only one shoe was recovered the other probably remained upon his foot.  He has a brother who lives in White Lake, South Dakota, who was immediately notified of the accident, but who has not yet arrived.


The body of Judge A. D. Duff, who died a week ago in Arizona arrived here (Carbondale) on Monday for interment.  The Judge was formerly a resident of this place, was well known, highly esteemed, and was one of the ablest jurists in Southern Illinois.
 
Dr. Robert E. Steele, of an old and chronic disease contracted in the army, died on Sabbath last.  The Dr. and family moved here (Carbondale) a year ago for the purpose of educating his children.  He has two interesting and intelligent sons.  Dr. Steele was a resident for many years of Randolph County. 
Mrs. Richard Tierney, wife of the janitor and engineer at the Normal, died in Nashville, Washington County, on Friday last.  Mrs. T. had gone on a visit to her old home, and was taken suddenly and seriously sick and died there.  She was an estimable lady, loved and honored by all.  Her bereaved husband, our efficient and faithful janitor, has the sympathy of the entire community (Carbondale).
 
Died, Tuesday, infant daughter of George Lentz, of bowel complaint, also Joseph Barnhart's twin boy, of the same disease.  (Wetaug)
 
Green Peeler is still dangerously sick and very little hope is entertained of his recovery.  He has what is called "softening of the brain," his right side is paralyzed and he has been unable to speak since two weeks ago.


Thursday, 18 Jul 1889:
Florence, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Dezonia, died Friday, July 12th, aged five months.  The funeral occurred Sunday, the body being taken to Villa Ridge for interment.

(Edward S. Dezonia married Sarah R. Clark on 30 Nov 1873, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
 
The body of Charles Walcott, who was drowned at the bridge on the 8th inst., was found a few miles below here last Thursday.  The remains were taken in charge by the brother of the deceased, who conveyed them to Buffalo, N.Y., for interment.
 
Mr. Moses Phillips died at Sidney, Neb. last Saturday, July 13th, aged 79 years.  Mr. Phillips was a native of Vermont.  He lived in Cairo twenty-four years and not long since removed West, where he died in the family of his daughter, Mrs. Cundiff.

(Robert J. Cundiff married AdelaideA. Phillips on 17 Mar 1874, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
 
Mr. Meisenheimer is very low, having been sick and in feeble health for some time, the chances for his recovery are doubtful.  (Dongola)
 
The infant son of Mr. E. A. Strong died Sunday morning, aged 4 months.  Buried Monday 2 p.m., funeral services at the house by the Rev. J. G. Butler.  Interment in the Cobden Cemetery.

(Ernest A. Strong married Minnie E. Samples on 4 May 1884, in Alexander Co., Ill. A marker in Cobden Cemetery reads: Joseph son of E. A. & M. E. Strong Aged 4 Months.—Darrel Dexter)
 
Green Peeler died at his residence at 12 o'clock last Friday, July 12th, of paralysis caused by softening of the brain.  He had been sick about 3 weeks.  Mr. Peeler was born in North Carolina and came to this county (Pulaski County) many years ago.  He was a hardworking, honest, and industrious farmer, and had by strict economy accumulated considerable means.  He was fifty-four years of age and had been a member of the Lutheran Church for over thirty years.  He has always been a conscientious law-abiding citizen of spotless, moral character and a Christian man both in word and deed.  He leaves a wife, who was devoted to him, and who will mourn his companionship all the more that no children are there to comfort here in her sorrow.  The remains were interred at the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery, Rev. E. H. Kitch conducting the obsequies.


Thursday, 25 Jul 1889:
Obituary.

Mrs. A. M. Hines, the mother of Mrs. J. W. Morris, died last Thursday morning, July 18th, at four o'clock a.m., aged fifty-six years.  The deceased lived in Rockford, Ill., but came here, sometime since, upon a visit to build up her health, which was very poor.  The funeral occurred Friday afternoon, services being held at the residence of Mr. Morris, corner of Eleventh and Walnut streets, Rev. Davenport officiating.  The remains were taken by special train to Beech Grove for interment.
 
Death of Hiram Hill.

Mr. Hiram Hill, the diver, died at his home on Ninth Street in this city, Monday afternoon.  He was 57 years of age.  He had lived in Cairo for about twenty-five years and was probably known throughout the entire Mississippi Valley.  There was a large demand for his services.  He leaves a family.  The funeral occurred yesterday under the charge of Alexander Lodge I. O. O. F. and the Arab Fire Company.  Interment at Villa Ridge.  Mr. Hill had been sick for several months and was terribly emaciated at the time of his death.

(A marker in Cairo City Cemetery reads: Hiram husband of Caroline Hill Born April 15, 1832 Died July 22, 1889.—Darrel Dexter)
 
J. E. Golder, of Denver, Colo., who died at that place on last Wednesday, was brought to this city (Charleston, Mo.) on Friday for interment.  Mr. Golder was a brother of M. V. Golder, of our city, and of R. M. Golder, chief of police of Denver.
 
The examining trial of Francis Milligan, for the murder of his wife near Maxon's Mills this county last Saturday night, took place this morning before Judge SpenceMilligan was ordered to jail to await the action of the circuit court, which convenes in January next.  Milligan killed his wife with an axe, on the ground of infidelity. (Paducah)
 
Died, Friday, July 12th, Green Peeler, aged 56 years.  The funeral services were conducted by Rev. E. H. Kitch, pastor of the Lutheran church, of which Mr. Peeler was a member.  He was born in North Carolina and came to this country about 40 years ago.  He leaves a wife and many friends to mourn his loss.
 
Died, Thursday, July 18th, out near the Camp Ground, Uncle Frank Sivia, aged 63 years.  Mr. Sivia was born and married in Union County, was interred at the Camp Ground Cemetery in the family lot.  He leaves a wife, one sister, six children and many friends.  The hearts of our people go out to Mrs. Sivia and children in the hours of their bereavement.

(John F. Sivia married Elizabeth Stokes on 25 Apr 1847, in Union Co., Ill. A marker in Campground Cemetery reads: John F. Sivia Born Sept. 25, 1825, Died July 18, 1889, Aged 63 Yrs., 9 Mos., & 23 Dys.—Darrel Dexter)
 
Mr. Meisenheimer, a resident of Cobden, for nearly 30 years, died at his residence, Friday morning, July 19th, aged 67 years.  The funeral services were held at this residence by Rev. William Roads, of Anna.  Interment in the Cobden Cemetery Saturday.  He was a devoted Christian.
 
John Ebbs, born in the Isle of Man, in May 1844, emigrated to this country in 1856, and has lived in Illinois for the past 18 years.  He died July 17th, of cancer.  He leaves a wife and several small children.  Funeral services were held at his late residence near Makanda, by Rev. J. S. Lamer, July 19th.  He was laid to rest in Cobden Cemetery.

(John Ebbs married Margaret Cadigan on 16 Mar 1873, in Union Co., Ill. A marker in Cobden Cemetery reads John Ebbs 1844-1889 Father.—Darrel Dexter)

 

Thursday, 1 Aug 1889:
Died Monday, at the residence of her son, David Lentz, Mrs. Rachael Lentz, aged 79 years.  She was one of the old settlers of this county (Pulaski County) and leaves many friends and relatives to mourn her loss.  The remains were interred Tuesday at the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery.

(A marker in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery reads: Rachel wife of Joseph Lentz Died July 26, 1889, Aged 79 Yrs., & 4 Days.—Darrel Dexter
On the 2nd of September, Rev. George W. McCrite will preach the funeral of David Hall, deceased, at the Baptist church in our village (Elco).
 
L. B. Palmer, who has been ill for some weeks, is reported steadily growing worse, with something like general dropsy as his ailment.
 
Died, July 28th, little child of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Clutts, interment in the Thebes Cemetery; the relatives have the sympathy of the entire community.

(Andrew Clutts married Matilda M. Dillon on 7 Nov 1880, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
 
Died, Monday, July 22, at Ullin, Ills., Mrs. L. White, wife of Mr. J. W. White, age 54 years.  interment at the Union School house Cemetery 3 miles west of Dongola.


Thursday, 8 Aug 1889:
Killed at the Bridge.

A young man named Joseph Lehman, employed at the bridge, was struck by a timber and instantly killed Tuesday morning.  A heavy timber was being lowered from above and in attempting to pass underneath it it struck him breaking his neck and knocking him into the river.  His body was recovered and buried by Messrs. Baird Bros.  The young man was scarcely more than twenty years of age and had been here but a short time, coming from New Orleans.
 
A preliminary trial has been in progress before Esq. H. T. Bridges since Saturday in which a man named Johns of Bloomfield is charged with kicking and choking a young woman named Mary Haden from the effects of which she died last Thursday.  The case excite considerable interest as the real cause of her death will not probably be ascertained, as she showed sings of insanity before her death, but it is questionable whether it was a result of the treatment received from Johns.
 
Died, at Dongola, Sunday morning, August the 4th, 1889, Mrs. Lucinda McCallen, wife of Rev. James B. McCallen, aged 76 years and 4 months.  Mrs. McCallen was a resident of Dongola for many years, and known and loved by all, for her many kindly deeds.  Funeral services were held Monday at 2 o'clock p.m. at the Congregational church, conducted by Rev. D. H. Snowden.  A large number of friends followed the remains to its last resting place on earth in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.  Father McCallen has the sympathy of the entire community in this dark hour of grief.

(A marker in the I. O. O. F. Cemetery at Dongola reads: Lucinda wife of J. B. McCallen Died Aug. __, 1889, Aged 76 Yrs., 5 Mos., & 1 Day.—Darrel Dexter)

Thursday, 15 Aug 1889:
Sad Accident

Last week Wednesday night, as a streetcar was passing up Poplar Street at 9:30 p.m. when near 22nd Street several colored people were on the track and the driver put on the brake and brought the car almost to a stand to permit them to get off.  A woman, a girl and a boy got off and the river thought the way was clear and went on.  Almost instantly he heard a child scream.  He stopped the car as soon as possible and found that he had run over a little colored child about 3 1/2 years old, mashing the fingers of one hand and the toes of one foot.  The child was picked up and taken home and cared for as well as possible.  The girl who got off the track was sister to this little child.  She ran and got off the track herself and left the child to be run over.  The child's injuries did not seem to be very serious.  On Thursday night the child had spasms and on Friday morning it died.  The drivers have constant trouble with children upon the track at that point.  Col. Lewis warned the parents only the day before the accident that they must keep their children off the track, that somebody would almost certainly get hurt if they persisted in getting on the track.  It is a very sad case.
 
Death of Col. Bryson.

DIED—Col. M. A. Bryson, August 6th in New York City, formerly of St. Louis.

We clip the above from the Globe Democrat.  Mr. Bryson will be well remembered by the older citizens of Cairo.  He came here about 1866 as pastor of the Methodist church.  While stationed here a large and enthusiastic convention was held in St. Louis to advocate the improvement of the Mississippi.  Mr. Bryson attended the convention as one of the Cairo delegates.  Just at the nick of time, when the enthusiasm of the convention was rising to its highest point, Mr. Bryson, under the inspiration of the occasion and the hour, made a speech which carried the convention by storm.  He was applauded to the echo and at once made the agent of the convention to go to Washington and advocate the improvement of the Western rivers.  He was given permanent employment at a goods salary to go to Washington and stay there during the sessions of Congress. He abandoned the ministry and was engaged for several years in this work of river improvement.  He finally became a general lobbyist, staying in Washington while Congress was in session.  He married Miss Leonora G. Miller, daughter of Mr. Miller, who kept the Commercial Hotel, which stood on the site of the present Waverly House, in 1867. She was a sister of the wife of Mr. C. N. Hughes, who is well remembered here.  His wife died some years ago.  His Cairo friends have known but little of Mr. Bryson for the past five or six years.

(M. A. Bryson married Leonor G. Miller on 8 Oct 1867, in Alexander Co., Ill. Cicero N. Hughes married Ella C. Miller on 5 Nov 1868, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
 
Obituary—Jennie Sloo Pope.

Died, at Humbolt, Iowa, August. 4th, Virginia, wife of P. H. Pope, formerly of this city.

Mrs. Pope was born at Shawneetown, Ill.  When quite a young girl her father, Col. J. C. Sloo, removed to Cairo, being here at the time of the flood of '58.  As "Jennie" grew into young womanhood her lovable qualities of character endeared her to old and young—Warm-hearted and sympathetic, everyone in trouble received her attentions.  The solders in the U.S. Hospital here during the war learned to look forward to her visits with eager anticipation—many a poor fellow being comforted by her bright, cheery manner and sympathetic words, a well as the delicacies and the flowers that she brought them.  Such was the esteem in which she was held by the citizens of Cairo that a valuable gift was presented to her as a token of their regard.  Her hand, which had been often sought for in marriage, was won by Mr. P. H. Pope, a young lawyer, and they were married May 3, 1869.  About 1875 Mr. Pope removed to Chicago, where he was engaged for some years in the practice of law in partnership with Hon. D. W. Munn—After a few years residence in that city he gave up the practice of law and went to Humbolt, Iowa, to engaged in mercantile business, that place being their home at the time of Mrs. Pope's death.  She untied with the Presbyterian church in Cairo before her marriage was ever after an earnest, faithful and consistent Christina—zealous in good works—Her summons from the Master leaves a husband and son desolate.—She was sister to Mrs. Julia Taylor, of Chicago, Mr. W. A. Sloo, of Topeka, and Mr. Thomas Sloo, of this city.  Her many friends here sympathize deeply with the family in this affliction.  All who knew her intimately feel that by her death they have lost a true and faithful friend.

(Joseph B. Taylor married Julia Sloo on 16 Aug 1860, in Alexander Co., Ill.
 
Mrs. Hattie Goodman, wife of Dr. T. B. Goodman, is very sick, so low that her life is despaired of.  On Tuesday morning she was yet alive, but very low.  (Cobden)
 
Mrs. Dolia Knupp died Monday of consumption.  She had been sick for nearly two years.  She leaves a husband and one child about a year and a half old.  She was a consistent member of the Lutheran church, a model wife and mother, and numerous friends and relatives as well as a kind and loving husband will mourn her early death.

(Sylvester Knupp married Cordelia Heilig on 2 May 1886, in Union Co., Ill. A marker in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery reads: Cordelia Knupp Born Nov. 16, 1867, Died Aug. 12, 1889, Aged 21 Ys., 8 Ms., & 26 Ds.—Darrel Dexter)


Thursday, 22 Aug 1889:
John Richardson, a young Englishman of about twenty-three years of age, died at 7:15 this morning of some specific disease.  It was reported that his death resulted from an operation upon one of his eyes some days since, but such was not the case.  Several month ago, while working for the Andrew Lohr Bottling Co., a bottle burst and a piece of the glass flew and struck him in the eye.  He received treatment from Drs. Edwards and McNemer and in the course of time his eye healed and he was discharged.  A short time after the afflicted member became ruptured in some way and last week the eye had to be removed.  This operation had however, nothing to do with his death, as we stated above.  The young man has no relatives in this county.
 
Death of Judge David S. Terry.

News came flashing over the wires last Thursday that Judge David S. Terry of California had been shot and instantly killed by Deputy U.S. Marshal Nagle at Lathrop, California.  It was well known that Judge Terry had made threats of violence to the person of Judge Stephen J. Field of the U.S. Supreme Court when he should again come to the Pacific Coast.  During the vacation of the U.S. Supreme Court Judge Field holds U.S. Circuit Court in his circuit upon the Pacific coast.  As Judge Terry is well known as a most desperate man, Attorney General Miller directed the U.S. Marshal at San Francisco to protect the person of Judge Field at all hazards.

Judge Field was on his way from Los Angeles to San Francisco and Marshall Nagel was with him as body guard.  Judge Terry and wife boarded the train at Fresno.  On arriving at Lathrop the train stopped for breakfast.  Judge Field and Marshal Nagel had seated themselves at the table and ordered breakfast when Terry and wife entered and took seats some twenty feet away.  Mrs. Terry was the first to observe Judge Field.  She whispered to her husband and immediately returned to the car.  Judge Terry arose, walked over behind Judge Field and slapped him in the face.  Marshal Nagle ordered him to stop.  He lifted his hand to strike him again when the Marshal shot him through the heart and he fell dead.  His wife, Sarah Althea, immediately returned bringing a small traveling bag, which was found to contain a revolver.  Judge Field and Nagle did not stop to eat breakfast but boarded the train and went on.  Both were afterwards arrested on warrants sworn out by Sarah Althea Terry.  Justice Field was set at liberty on a writ of habeas corpus.  Marshal Nagle also applied for a writ and his case at this writing is still pending.

 

Mr. John Phillips, living out near Mt. Pleasant, while out riding a few days ago, met with a very serious accident, his horse threw him and his foot catching in the stirrup, he was dragged about thirty yards.  He was found in an unconscious condition and has been so ever since.  His recovery is very doubtful.

 

Died, at Dongola, Friday, Aug. 16th, 1889, Miss Leona Eddleman, age about 23 years.  Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 o'clock p.m. at the Lutheran church, conducted by Rev. Kitch.  A large number of friends followed the remains to its last resting place on earth, in the Odd Fellows' Cemetery.  Her many friends here sympathize deeply with the family in this affliction.  All who knew her intimately feel that by her death they have lost a true and faithful friend.

(Alexander Eddleman married Martha J. Davis on 23 Dec 1858, in Union Co., Ill. A marker in the I. O. O. F. Cemetery at Dongola reads: Lena dau. of Alex. & M. J.Eddleman Died Aug. 16, 1889, Aged 26 Ys., 10 Ms., & 19 Ds.—Darrel Dexter)

 

Died Saturday evening, infant daughter of Joseph Bise, of congestion of the bowels.  (Wetaug)

(Joseph Bise married Annie Herald on 29 Nov 1887, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

 

Died, Sunday morning, of congestion of the bowels, infant daughter of Green Petis.

 

Died Tuesday morning, of a congestive chill, a little son of S. S. Manus, aged about 4 years.

 

Dallas Barnhart is lying at the point of death with consumption.

(Dallas Barnhart married Laura Albright on 18 Dec 1887, in Pulaski Co., Ill. A marker in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery near Wetaug reads: Dallas Barnhart Died Aug. 21, 1889, Aged 28 Ys., 1 Mo., & Ds. I am going to Jesus, thank the Lord.—Darrel Dexter)

 

James, son of Dave Brown, died of congestive chill, on the 15th inst.  (Elco)

 

Thursday, 29 Aug 1889:

Mr. L. W. Loeschner, an old German who lives on a farm of Mr. H. H. Spencer near the Cache and just east of Idlewild in this county, was most brutally assaulted by a negro the latter part of last week.  The negro persisted in driving through the farm occupied by Mr. Loeschner in opposition to his expressed wishes.  This was the cause of the assault.  Mr. Loeschner is reported dead.  We are unable at this writing to verify the report.  A liberal reward is offered for the capture of the negro.  Mr. Loeschner was a very quiet, hard-working, good citizen.

 

Two Boys Drowned.

Last Thursday afternoon at about four o’clock, Frank and Henry, the sons of Mr. and Mrs. Keyser, aged 9 and 11 years respectively, were drowned in the Mississippi River near their home at Greenfield's Landing, Missouri.  They were in swimming with some other boys and got beyond their depth and were drowned before assistance could be obtained.  Immediate search was made for their bodies, but all attempts were unsuccessful until last Tuesday, when the body of the younger boy was found a few miles this side of Columbus and brought back on the steamer Rosalie Smoot yesterday morning.

 

Another Life Lost at the Bridge.

Monday morning at about nine o'clock Mr. A. D. Greer, a young man about nineteen years of age employed at the bride, stepped through the trestle work of the bridge and fell into the river and was drowned.  His home is at Columbus, Ky.  Just as we go to press we learn that his body was found a few miles this side of Columbus.

 

Mrs. Maggie Trovillion, wife of Mr. Penn V. Trovillion, county clerk of Pope County, died Saturday, Aug. 17th.

 

Both Bodies Recovered

The body of the other Keyser boy has been found.  It was discovered in a raft of logs at Mound City, which had been towed out of the Mississippi  At first it was not thought to be the Keyser boy, but on a further examination it has been identified as the missing boy.  Both bodies will be buried at Charleston, Mo., tomorrow.

 

Jackson County has once more suffered a lasting disgrace.  Another depravity upon justice has been enacted.  Another red-handed murderer has been turned loose upon the world.  The laws of the land is defied and the courts are mocked.  In April last Jennie Greenwell, of Grand Tower, murdered her husband in cold blood.  The act was premeditated—carefully planned and successfully carried out.  She was arrested, indicted, and imprisoned without bail.  The case came to trial the latter part of last week.  The verdict of the jury was "not guilty."  That a jury, supposed to be composed of intelligent men, should be swayed by the brazen and unwarrantable plea of insanity, as in this case, is a disgrace to our times and our civilization. [Barton's Free Press].

 

Died, at Cobden, on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 1889, at 4 p.m., Hattie V. wife of Dr. Thomas B. Goodman, aged 30 years, 9 months, and 12 days.  Funeral services at residence at 10 o'clock a.m., Thursday, Aug, 22nd, interment in Cobden Cemetery.

(Thomas B. Goodman married Hattie Buck on 1 Oct 1885, in Union Co., Ill. A marker in Cobden Cemetery reads: Hattie Buck Wife of Dr. T. B. Goodman Nov. 22, 1858-Aug. 20, 1889.—Darrel Dexter)

 

There was a man killed last Tuesday night between this place (Olmsted) and Mound City, by unknown parties so far, though the man's neighbors think they know who did the killing.  Report says that the man was terribly beaten by some blunt instrument, both his arms and both his legs being broken and he was terribly bruised all over.

 

Thursday, 5 Sep 1889:

Mrs. Julia McAuliffe, wife of John McAuliffe, died of consumption at St. Mary's Infirmary Sunday.  She was well known in Cairo.  Her maiden name was Conner.  Funeral Tuesday.

(John McAuliff married Julia Conners on 29 Jan 1884, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

 

Mrs. S. Gibbs, mother of Dr. J. A. M. Gibbs, of Thebes, died near New Burnside, in Johnson County, Sunday, August. 25, aged 81 years.  The immediate cause of her death was cancer in the mouth, from which she had suffered for a long time.  She leaves three children, Dr. Gibbs, Mrs. Owens, of Vienna, and Mrs. Benson, of New Burnside.

 

Crazy.

On the 7th of August a man named J. M. Clifford who came, we believe some time ago from Johnson County, was brought before our county court for inquiry as to his sanity.  The evidence did not convince the jury that he was insane, and he was given in charge of his friends again.  He has been living in a shanty boat over on the Mississippi River.  Last Sunday night he cut his throat with a knife making several bad gashes.  He had before, we believe, attempted to drown himself.  His wife's name was Meisenheimer.  She was from Union County.  He had been sent to her friends.

 

Mr. M. Kurzdorfer Dead.

Died, this morning at one o'clock at his residence in this city, Mr. Martin Kurzdorfer after an illness of about four weeks.  Mr. Kurzdorfer was attacked by remittent fever about four weeks ago.  He gradually improved and was able to be out for a day or two when he had a relapse and his fever assumed a typhoid character.  From this time he gradually became worse until he died.  Mr. Kurzdorfer was about thirty years of age.  He leaves a young wife but no children.  He was a zealous member of the Lutheran Church.  He came to Cairo from Fairfield, Ill., about the first of January 1888, and established the Kurzdorfer Marble Works.  The Company is incorporated and we presume the business will go on as heretofore.  His death was unexpected and is a terrible shock to our community.  Though he had lived among us less than two years he commanded very high respect from all who knew him.  His death is a severe loss to our community.

 

After a severe illness of 26 days, Thomas W. Gunn departed this life on Friday evening, Aug. 30th, at 6 p.m., aged 33 years.  He leaves a wife and 3 children.  Funeral services were held at the family residence Saturday at 3 p.m. by the Rev. Mr. Jesseph, of the Congregational church, of which Mr. Gunn was a member.  The remains were laid to rest in Cobden Cemetery.

  (Thomas W. Gunn married Jennie L. Eden on 23 May 1886, in Union Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

 

Thursday, 12 Sep 1889:

Mr. N. Hunsacker who has been very sick for a long time thinks he would rather die than live, and is apparently trying to starve himself to death.  (Commercial Point)

 

Died—Zella, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hunsacker, Thursday, Sep. 5th, at one o'clock.  Aged 3 years.  Buried on Friday, Sept. 6th.  (Cobden)

 

Mark Kirby, a young man who was a student in the Institution last year, died a few days ago at Sikeston, Mo.  (Carbondale)

 

Grandma Bryden, an old lady of refinement and culture, died one day last week.  Her remains were sent to Pana for interment.

 

Mrs. Miller, wife of Lyman Miller, Esq., of this city, died last Friday.  Mrs. M. has been a sufferer from consumption for several years.

 

Last Monday, a most distressing accident occurred just one half mile east of Carbondale.  On the farm of Mr. John Snyder, a number of men were engaged in threshing out some clover with a clover huller.  About noon a terrible explosion occurred, killing four white men and one colored man.  The shock was felt and the report was heard all over the city.  The explosion was terrific, scattering the limbs of the unfortunate victims everywhere.  Another man was seriously hurt, but hopes are entertained of his recovery.

 

The sad intelligence of the death of Mrs. Major Salter, reached the friends in this city on Monday.  The family had been spending their summer vacation at Duluth, and on returning one day last week, Mrs. S. was taken so seriously sick they were obliged to stop with friends at Alton, this state.  Mrs. Salter grew worse and died on Monday morning.  Her remains were taken to the family cemetery at Waverly in Morgan County, for interment.  The whole community sympathizes with the family and friends in the loss of a most estimable and Christian lady.

 

Thursday, 19 Sep 1889:

Killed by the Cars at Ullin.

A young man b the name of Jack McEutiff living with his other at Ullin and working in the lumberyard of Mr. James Bell, was run over and killed by the cars at Ullin sometime during Monday night.

 

Died, last night, Sept. 16th, Mrs. Frank Fisher, age about 20 or 21 years.

 

Died, the infant son of Mr. M. Rendleman, near Kaolin, last Saturday night, Sept. 14th.

 

Thursday, 26 Sep 1889:

Winfield S. Waters, son-in-law of Gen. Green B. Raum, died at Golconda last week Wednesday of consumption.

 

Mr. James M. Looney was arrested by Mr. L. H. Myers and Marshal Mahanny last night for the murder of William Cannon, near McKenzie, Tenn., a few days ago.  He is in jail waiting the arrival of officers from Tennessee.

 

Died.

Mr. C. A. Peterson died at Mound Junction Saturday, Sept 21st, 1889, of something like dropsy, aged 63 years.  Mr. Peterson was an old resident of Alexander County.  For many years he lived at Clear Creek Landing.  Afterwards he resided in Goose Island Precinct, and for nearly seven years he lived in Cairo acting as night watchmen at the Cotton Seed Oil Mill.  When that was abandoned he moved to Mound Junction where he has since resided.  He has been in failing health for a long time and has finally succumbed to the fell destroyer.  He leaves a widow and several grown children.

 

Died, last Sunday evening, Mr. William H. Freeman, living near here (Wickliffe, Ky.).  Mr. Freeman was one of our most respected citizens and a prosperous market gardener.

 

Mr. A. W. Roach died of dropsy and neuralgia.  Deceased lived about 5 miles from here (Wickliffe, Ky.) near Hinkleville Road.  He was buried by Wickliffe Lodge A. F. and A. M. 625.  He was a zealous Mason, was instrumental in the organization of this lodge and served as S.W. two terms and W. M. one term, with credit to himself and honor to the fraternity.  He was sixty-four years old, leaves a wife and grown up family, all of whom are married, but the two youngest.  The bereaved family loses a kind and affectionate husband and father, the neighbors a kind friend and obliging neighbor, the county an honorable and law-abiding citizen, the fraternity a faithful and honored brother.

 

A little boy of Crusoe Waller's died on the 17th inst., also a few days since a little child of William McCrite, and a bright little 2-year-old girl of Jesse Keer.  To the bereaved friends we tender our condolence.  (Elco)

(Crusow Waller married Clementine Brady on 4 Feb 1869, in Alexander Co., Ill.

 

Mrs. Elizabeth Ray, mother of I. C. Piersol, died at his home Saturday, at the age of 83. (Anna)

 

Memorial services in honor of that most estimable lady, Mrs. J. C. Salter, will be held at the late residence next Saturday afternoon.  The members of the W. C. T. U. will have charge.

 

Old Mr. Bratton, an octogenarian and for a long time a tailor at this place (Carbondale) is very ill and his life is despaired of.  He was attacked with paralysis in the foot, making amputation necessary.  He has the sympathy of many friends.

 

Rev. T. Earnhart preached the funeral of Mrs. Cordelia Knupp, at Mt. Pisgah Church last Sunday at 3 p.m.

 

Circuit Court

Luther Trent charged with murder has been tried, found guilty of manslaughter, and sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the penitentiary for ten years.  Jesse Reed, charged with murder, plead guilty.  The court heard evidence and gave him a term of fifty years in the penitentiary.

 

Thursday, 3 Oct 1889:
Mr. H. B. Bowman, one of the oldest citizens and most prominent merchants of the city of Alton, died Friday, Sept. 20th.   He was nearly 80 years of age and had been a merchant in Alton since 1836.
 
The Kurzdorfer Company is making a very fine monument to mark the grave of the late J. Y. Clemson.  It is of the finest marble with the emblems of the Knights Templar elaborately carved upon it.  The cross and crown are encircled by those magic words, In hoc signo vinces, which Constantine saw emblazoned upon the clouds and which led him on to victory.  Above these emblems is carved the head of a knight in chapeau and close visor.  The monument is a fine conception, and is an honor to the establishment, which carves it from the marble block.
 
Ed. Boyle, eldest son of Mr. Arthur Boyle, who resided in Cairo many years ago, died at Mammoth Springs, Ark., Sunday, where his father is now residing.  The remains were brought here and were interred at Villa Ridge Tuesday.
 
Died, Monday Sept. the 30th, 1889, 1 ½ miles east of Mt. Pleasant, Frank Henard, aged about 55 years, interment at the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Johnson County.

(Francis M. Henard married Lucretia Bridges on 8 Dec 1859, in Johnson Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
 
Murder at Vienna.

Joseph Doss, a laborer at the carding mills, shot and killed Ed. Jarrett, the colored porter St. James Hotel, Monday morning in the store of L. C. Throgmorton.  Some two or three days before the murder Doss charged Jarrett with having carried notes from other men to his wife and threatened to kill him.  Monday morning Doss carried out his threat.  Jarrett is said to have been a quiet, well-behaved man.  Doss is in jail.
 
Death of Mr. Henry Donaldson.

Mr. Henry Donaldson died at his home corner of Centre Street and Holbrook Avenue, last Saturday evening about six o'clock of malarial fever after a sickness of three weeks duration.  He leaves a wife, a sister of Mrs. Henry Wells, to mourn his loss.  Funeral services were held at the house Sunday afternoon and the body was taken to Mason, Ill., his former home, for interment.


Thursday, 10 Oct 1889:
News arrived here last week of the death of young Jeff Clark, son of Mr. Jeff M. Clark, formerly of this city, but now of Wichita, Kansas.  The young man had been sick for two weeks previous of typhoid fever, and died on Tuesday, the 1st inst.  He was about twenty years of age.
 
Hon. M. J. Inscore died at his home in Anna Tuesday morning.  A very bad shattered limb was the immediate cause of his death.
 
Little Violet Atherton, the eight-year-old daughter of Mr. A. C. Atherton of Hodges Park, died last Friday of congestion of the stomach and bowels.
 
A colored woman from Cairo committed suicide in Sparta on Thursday evening last, on account of unrequited love, by throwing herself in front of the passenger train on the M. & O. railroad.  An inquest was held and the woman buried at the expense of the county.
 
A carpenter named McKay, a comparative stranger in Anna, dropped dead Sunday.  Heart disease was the cause.
 
A son of David Moore, who lives at the Lime Kiln, died of a congestive chill last Friday.  (Wetaug)


Thursday, 17 Oct 1889:
Mr. James I. Spence, one of the county commissioners of Pulaski County, died Tuesday of acute pneumonia.
 
It is reported that Mr. James Gaunt shot John Stevens with a double-barrel shotgun at Grand Chain Monday night.  The wounds will probably prove fatal.  The quarrel is supposed to have originated in a gambling affair.  The shooting seems to have been premeditated.  The men met upon the railroad and Gaunt is said to have blazed away.
 
John Collins, a colored man who has worked as porter for Paul G. Schuh for many years, died Tuesday and was buried yesterday.  Funeral services were held in the colored Episcopal church, Rev. Thomas Hines former rector, officiating.  The Knight of Labor turned out in a body to attend the funeral.  The body was interred at Villa Ridge.
 
Died, Oct. 7th, 1889, a small child of Frank Rumage, living two miles southeast of Dongola.

(A marker in Meisenheimer or Mt. Olive Cemetery near Dongola reads: Adam (?) son of A. F. & F. C. Ramage Died Oct. 7, 1888, Age 8 (?) Ys., 8 Ms., 19 Ds.—Darrel Dexter)
 
Circuit Court is in session, Judge C. L. Randle on the bench.  Several unimportant cases have been disposed of, and one negro sent to the pen for 2 years.  The case of the Commonwealth vs. Evan Shelby, charged with the murder of Mrs. Moore is now on trial.  I have known Evan Shelby since a boy and know him to be a man of average morals and a great deal of pride and self-respect.  And it is unreasonable to suppose that a man of his standing and no necessity for money more than he can command at any time would commit such a heinous deed.
 
Death of James I. Spence.

Died, at his home "The Maples" near Olmsted, at 1 o'clock p.m., Oct. 15, 1889, of acute pneumonia, James I. Spence, aged 63 years.  Deceased leaves a wife and four children to mourn his loss.  He was for many years a leader in all county affairs and the loss to the county as well as to the community will be irreparable.  The funeral will occur at 11 o'clock Thursday Oct. 17, conducted by the local lodge of Masons and the G. A. R. Post at Villa Ridge, of which fraternities he was an honored member.  Burial to take place at Olmsted in the Masonic graveyard.


Thursday, 24 Oct 1889:
Mr. John Reed, a brother of Mayor Charles Reed, of Paducah, died at the Richmond House, Paducah, last Thursday.
 
Mr. John Baird, for many years one of the county commissioners of Perry County, and one of the most pronounced and influential Republicans in the county, died in Emporia, Kansas, Oct. 14th.  The remains were brought to Sparta, Ill., for interment.
 
Death of Henry Hunsaker.

Mr. Henry Hunsaker, express agent at Flora, Ill., was run over by the cars and instantly killed there last Friday.  The remains were brought down to Commercial Point and interred last Sunday.  A committee from Cairo Lodge A. F. & A M. went out and took charge of the funeral.  Mr. Hunsaker was born in this county.  He was a son of Nicholas Hunsaker, one of the oldest citizens of the county, and the funeral took place from his father's house.  He was 38 years of age and leaves a widow and three children.  His widow is a daughter of the late Thomas Martain, an old and highly respected citizen of the county.  Mr. Hunsaker had, we are informed, $5,000 insurance upon his life.  But for this, his family would be left destitute.

(Henry Harrison Hunsaker married Eliza Catharine Martin on 8 Jan 1873, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
 
Man Drowned.

Last Friday evening about ten o'clock, Walter Goodman, of Cobden, walked off the trader steamer McComb and was drowned.  He was returning home from an unsuccessful attempt to find work at New Madrid, and when he got aboard the McComb at Bird's Point, it was late and he appeared sleepy.  As the boat neared the incline here, he got up and deliberately walked off the bow of the boat, being probably asleep at the time.  The body has not yet been found, although diligent search has been made.
 
The Clemson Monument.

The monument just finished by the Kurzdorfer Company to mark the last resting place of Mr. James Y. Clemson is certainly one of the finest ever made in Cairo.  It is made of the finest Italian marble and stands nine feet high.  The foundation is a large limestone base.  Upon this rests a marble vase with the family name Clemson standing out in large raised letters.  Above this is the Die with the following inscription in raised letters:  James Y. Clemson, born March 20th, 1823, died March 30th, 1889.  Resting upon this is another Die which is certainly one of the finest specimens of carved work, which we have ever seen.  The emblems of the Knights Templar are elaborately carved near the top.  The cross and crown are encircled by that famous legend of the Knights, "In Hoc Signo Vinces" which Constantine saw emblazoned upon the clouds and which led him to embrace Christianity and also to victory.  Above this is carved the head of a Sir Knight in chapeau and closed visor, below is a field of flowers among which we notice a calla lily, a passion flower surrounded by ferns and Ivy leaves.  The capstone of the monument is unique in design, elaborate in finish and is altogether one of the finest conceptions, which we have ever seen in this part of the country.  It sill be on exhibition at the office of the Kurzdorfer Company, 1109 Washington Ave., until 2 o'clock p.m.  Friday, when it will be removed to Caledonia, where it will for all time mark the grave of  Mr. James Y. Clemson, who was in his life one of the most prominent men in Pulaski County.  All who would see a fine work of art carved from the marble block will do well to call and see this monument before it is removed from the city.  We have always believed that marble works could do well here and the Kurzdorfers have proved it.  The came here about Jan. 1st, 1888, and in twenty-one months have established a large and profitable business.  They are enterprising and persevering and have well earned the success, which they have won.  Anyone wishing fine work in granite, marble or slate will do well to address Kurzdorfer Co., Washington Ave., Cairo Ill. 

Thursday, 31 Oct 1889:
Mr. W. W. Stewart, the aged father of Mr. C. Stewart, of Hodges Park, died of a complication of diseases at the home of his son, at Hodges Park, Oct. 13, and was buried at Thebes.
 
Death of D. W. Lusk.

Mr. D. W. Lusk, so well known though all Southern Illinois, died at 1 o'clock Saturday morning, Oct. 26th at Peoria, after a brief illness.  Mr. Lusk was by profession a journalist.  Many years ago he was editor of a paper at Shawneetown.  In 1884 he published a book entitled "Politics and Politicians of Illinois," covering the period from 1809 to 1884.  The book is one that grows in interest as the years go by.  Mr. Lusk had prepared a new edition of his work and was canvassing for it at the time of his death.  He was in Cairo about two months ago seeming in perfect health and apparently good for twenty-five years.  Mr. Lusk went to Peoria, Oct. 14th and was taken sick the next day.  Senator Mark M. Bassett took him to his own home where everything that could be done was done for him.  His illness developed into typhoid fever, but at no time was his life thought to be in danger.  He was delirious for some time before his death.  He passed away peacefully at 1 o'clock in the morning.  The remains were taken to Springfield for interment.  Mr. Lusk had been engaged for some time in gathering materials for a biographical cyclopedia of Illinois and went to Peoria for that purpose.
 
Miss Mary Robarts has been suddenly called to the sick and perhaps dying bed of Mrs. Dr. Parsons, her sister, in Helena, Montana.  Miss Kittie Hord is temporarily supplying Miss R.'s place at the Normal. (Carbondale)
 
Squire Joseph P. Bohannon died Friday morning, after a long illness, aged nearly 79 years.  He was one of the pioneer settlers in Anna, and was quite prominent in the affairs of the town for many years.  He was the father of A. D. and Henry Bohannon, businessmen of this place (Anna).  Funeral services conducted by Rev. Mr. Scawthon of DuQuoin, were held Saturday afternoon.

(A marker in Anna City Cemetery reads: Joseph P. Bohannon 1811-1889. Mary J. his wife 1822-1910.—Darrel Dexter)
 
Died, Oct. 23rd, Mrs. Louisa Fisher, wife of Charles Fisher, age about 46 years interment in the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery.

(Charles M. Fisher married Louisa D. Rinehart on 8 Mar 1866, in Union Co., Ill. A marker in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery reads: Louisa D. wife of C. M. Fisher Died Oct. 23, 1889, Aged 47 Ys., 3 Ms., 21 Ds.—Darrel Dexter)


 Matilda Stokes, daughter of Scott Stokes, is lying very low with consumption.  Mr. Stokes lately moved from Mt. Pleasant to this place (Dongola).
 
Died, Oct. the 26th, 1889, Malinda Penrod, daughter of Milton Penrod, age about 28 years.  Mr. Penrod resides 6 miles northeast of Dongola.

(Millington Penrod married Martha Troutman on 29 ___ 1855, in Johnson Co., Ill. A marker in Friendship Cemetery near Dongola reads: Malinda E. Dau. of Millington & Martha Penrod Died Oct. 26, 1889, Aged 27 Yrs., 5 Mos., 19 Days.—Darrel Dexter

Thursday, 7 Nov 1889:
R. H. Stewart after a short illness died Monday, aged about sixty-five years.  (Anna)

(A marker in Jonesboro Cemetery reads: R. H. Stewart Born March 17, 1826, Died Nov. 4, 1888.—Darrel Dexter)
 
Died, Oct. 29th, 1889, Matilda Stokes, daughter of Scott Stokes, about 17 years; interment at the McGinnis Cemetery, 2 miles west of Mt. Pleasant.

(William S. Stokes married Mary A. McGinnis on 12 Dec 1872, in Union Co., Ill. A marker in McGinnis Cemetery reads: Matilda E. Daughter of W. S. & M. A. Stokes Died Oct. 29, 1889, Aged 16 Ys., 1 Mo., 2 Ds.—Darrel Dexter)
 
Died, Daniel Lence, on Friday morning, buried at the Rich Cemetery Saturday morning, Nov. 2, 1889.  He was about 50 years of age and an old resident of the county and highly respected.

(Daniel Lence married Mary Ann Russell on 8 Sep 1861, in Union Co., Ill. A marker in John Rich Cemetery reads: Daniel Lence Born Feb. 24, 1839 Died Oct. 31, 1889, Aged 50 Ys., 8 Ms., & 7 Ds.—Darrel Dexter)
 
Died Tuesday, Nov. 5th, at 9 a.m., Mrs. Elizabeth Lamer, wife of the Rev. John D. Lamer, aged 73 years.  Funeral services were held at the Mt. Tabor Church on Wednesday, Nov. 6th at 1 p.m., interment in Mt. Tabor Cemetery.

(John D. Lamer married Elizabeth Rendleman on 21 Oct 1838, in Union Co., Ill. A marker in Mt. Tabor Cemetery reads: Elizabeth wife of J. D. Lamer Born April 23, 1816 Died Nov. 5, 1889.—Darrel Dexter)
 
Peter Johans, an old resident of Cobden, between 50 and 60 years of age, was on Wednesday morning found hanging in a cow shed in the pasture of Mr. H. Frick, but a short distance from home.  It is supposed that he hung himself sometime Tuesday afternoon or near evening.  It seems that is was premeditated by him, as he has threatened it several times and he was careful in tying the rope to the rafter of the shed and a slip knot around his neck.  He took off his coat and cap and placed them in a corner of the shed.  The body looks as though he died without a struggle.  he will be much missed.  It seems that he ahs been somewhat demented for some weeks.  He was a gardener living in the edge of Cobden, and furnished the people with early vegetables.

(A marker in Cobden Cemetery reads: Peter Johanns Dec. 24, 1825-Nov. 5, 1889.—Darrel Dexter)


Thursday, 14 Nov 1889:
A little child of Mr. and Mrs. Spenser Russell of Commercial Point died last Friday.

(Spencer Russell married Rebecca Vaughn on 18 Apr 1881, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
 
We learn that Mr. C. Stewart of Hodges Park was quietly married about a week ago to Miss Emma Vonida.  She is said to be a good woman and has been his housekeeper for some time since the death of his first wife.


 Died, at Elco, Thursday, Nov. 7th, Mr. Crocket Thomas, of pneumonia.  The last rites were observed Saturday Nov. 9th, and all that was mortal of Mr. Thomas was consigned to the tomb.  Mr. Thomas was one of the oldest citizens of Elco.  He was a farmer, a man of quiet, peaceable disposition.  He spent some three years of the best portion of his life in the field in his country's service.  He was a good citizen, a true patriot, and an honest man.
 
Died, Friday, Nov. 8th, at 8:30 p.m. Mrs. Louis Bunell, daughter of Mrs. Benedict Voytier, niece of Mr. Andrew Thomas, aged 35 years.  Funeral services were held at the residence Sunday, Nov. 10, at 2 p.m.  Interment in Cobden Cemetery.

(A marker in Cobden Cemetery reads: Louise Voytier Bunel July 19, 1854-Nov. 8, 1889.—Darrel Dexter)
 
Died, Friday, Nov. 8th at 3:20 a.m., Ferdinand E. Kline, aged 54 years, 4 months and 12 days.  Funeral services were held at the Congregational Church, Saturday, Nov. 9th, at 2p.m.  Mr. Kline was an old and respected citizen of Cobden.  He had been engaged for many years in raising fruit until within the last two years, when his health became poor and he moved to town for rest.  For the last 6 or 8 months he has been sick with ailments which seemed to baffle all medical skill, and has finally laid down life's burden and passed that bourn from which no traveler returns.

(Ferdinand E. Kline married Cinthia J. Farrell on 20 Apr 1871, in Knox Co., Ill. A marker in Cobden Cemetery reads: Ferdinand Kline 1835-1889.—Darrel Dexter)
 
C. C. Thomas, one among our most kind hearted and respected citizens, died on the 7th inst., after a short illness and was buried by Elco Post G. A. R. of which he was a faithful and honorable member.  One by one the country's defenders answer to final roll call, and we do well in teaching our children to honor them and the glorious Union they fought to perpetuate.
 
John S. Woods, an old and much respected citizen of this place (Carbondale), died last Thursday night.
 
One day last week a young man having that terrible disease consumption left Chicago for New Orleans and thence to Florida, to see if change of climate would not afford some relief.  En route to this place (Carbondale) he grew worse and between Carbondale and the first station above us, among strangers and on the cars he died.  His body was taken from the train here, and nicely cared for by our undertaker and expressed back on the evening train to his friends in Chicago.  The young man died among strangers, away from home and from the attention of friends.


Thursday, 21 Nov 1889:
Died, Sunday, Nov. 17th, 1889, Adam Mowery, aged about 70 years.
 
Died, at his residence, three and a half miles west of Dongola, Nov. 11th, Jesse Peeler, age about 60 years.
 
Mr. Orville Calhoun died at Grand Chain, Monday, Nov. 18th, and was buried Tuesday. Funeral services were held in the Congregational church Tuesday afternoon.  He was 62 years of age.  Mr. Calhoun had been master mechanic at McDowell's Mill at Mound City for many years until last spring when greatly broken in health he moved to Grand Chain.  He was a consistent member of the Methodist church.
 
Adam Mowery, an old and highly respected citizen, who made his home with his nephew, Charlie Mowery, died of pneumonia, after a very short illness, last Sunday night.  He had been ailing for several weeks, but nothing serious apprehended until just before his death.

(A marker in St. John’s Cemetery has an incorrect death date and reads: Adam Mowery Born Jan. 29, 1826, Died Nov. 26, 1889, Aged 63 Y’s, 9 M’s, 27 D’s.—Darrel Dexter)
 Died, Wednesday, Nov. 13th, of pneumonia and congestion of the brain, Thomas Hileman, aged about 13 years.  He was a bright, intelligent boy, well liked by everybody.  His death was a sad blow to his parents as he was an only son, obedient and industrious and giving promise of a useful life.
 
Died, Thursday night, Nov. 14th, wife of W. J. Worley, aged about 49 years, of pneumonia.  Mrs. Worley was a most excellent woman, a kind mother and a faithful wife, and many friends were grieved to hear of her death.  The remains were interred at Mt. Pisgah, Rev. T. Earnhart conducting the obsequies.  She leaves a husband and one child.

(Rufus Peeler married Mary Holshouser on 2 Mar 1865, in Union Co., Ill. Hiram J. Worley married Mrs. Polly Holshouser Peeler on 15 Mar 1882, in Union Co., Ill. A marker in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery reads: Polly wife of R. A. Peeler also wife of Hiram Worley Nov. 4, 1840-Nov. 13, 1889.—Darrel Dexter)


Thursday, 28 Nov 1889:
The aged father of Mr. L. T. Linnell, of Cobden, died recently at Kilbourn City, Wisconsin.
 
Mrs. Nellie E. Rampendahl, wife of Thomas Rampendahl, died suddenly in Metropolis, last week Wednesday night.
 
Joe Doss, who killed a colored man in Vienna a few weeks ago, was tried by a jury last week, convicted and given a term of two years in the penitentiary.  That is too cheap for a human life.
 
We learn that Mrs. Sarah Ryal, wife of John S. Ryal, of Commercial Point, died Nov. 3rd, of consumption.  We knew that she had been very low, but our correspondent out there failed to give us prompt information of her death.

(John S. Dyal married Sarah A. Milford on 2 Dec 1868, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
 
We failed to note in our last issue that death of that talented woman known to the world at large as "Catherine Owen," Mrs. Helen Alice Nitsch died at her home in Plainfield, N.J., October 28th, one of the most conscientious and practical writers of the present day in the fields of domestic life.  All who have read "Ten Dollars Enough" and various papers published in Good Housekeeping, and other periodicals will regret her death.
 
Peter Norris, an old citizen of Union County, living 6 miles east of Cobden, died on last Thursday, Nov. 21st, and was buried Saturday, Nov. 23rd.

(A marker in Water Valley Cemetery reads: Peter Norrix Born Apr. 3, 1830, Died Nov. 21, 1889, Aged 59 Ys., 7 Ms., 18 Ds.—Darrel Dexter)
 
Died, Nov. 20th, Dock Toler, son of Larkin Toler, age 14 years.  Mr. Toler resides seven miles northeast of Dongola.

(A marker in Toler Cemetery near Mt. Pleasant reads: Doctor Toler Born Aug 4, 1875, Died Nov. 20, 1889, Aged 14 Yrs., 3 Mos., 16 Ds.—Darrel Dexter)
 
Aunt Sophia Peeler, relict of Peter Peeler, died last Thursday night at the residence of her son-in-law, W. J. Worley, aged 84 years, of pneumonia, contracted from exposure at the funeral of her daughter, Mrs. Worely, a few days before.  Mrs. Peeler was one of the oldest residents in this county and had previous to her last illness been in excellent health.  (Wetaug)
 
The funeral of Mrs. Julia E. Taylor, widow of the late Rev. C. H. Taylor, will take place at Alton tomorrow.
 

Thursday, 5 Dec 1889:
Mr. James H. Clark, eldest son of Mr. J. C. Clark, of the steamboat Osborn died Tuesday afternoon at the family residence, No. 1405 Washington Avenue, aged 28 years.  He was for several years employed by Messrs. Charles Gallagher & Sons at the Cairo City Mills.  Funeral this afternoon.
 
Died, Friday, Nov. 22d, aged 31 years, and 2 months, Mrs. Sarah A. Knott, daughter of William B. Offut.  The funeral services were held at the colored Christian Church Saturday, Nov. 23d at 2 p.m. by Elder Burton of Carbondale.  (Cobden)

(Edward Nott married Mrs. Sadie Offutt on 1 Jun 1882, in Union Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
 
Two patients died at the hospital during November.  (Anna)
 
Died, Monday morning of diphtheritic croup, an infant child of Mr. Peeler, the grocery man.  (Anna)
 
Fatal Accident.

Alvin Daly, a miner in the employ of John Dupont, at New Burnside, was instantly killed in the mines there last Tuesday evening.  The slate fell in upon him while at work in the mines, crushing him to death, without a moment's warning.  He leaves a wife and one child.


Thursday, 12 Dec 1889:
Mrs. Jane Martin, wife of Gen. James S. Martin, of Salem, died at her home in that city last week Tuesday.  She leaves her husband and four grown children to mourn her loss.  Gen. Martin will have the deep sympathy of hundreds of friends in this vicinity.
 
Mr. Calvin C. Davidson, a brother of William M. Davidson, of this city, died in Denver, Colorado, last Friday.  Mr. Davidson formerly resided in Cairo.  He married a daughter of Capt. Daniel Hurd.  He removed to Denver sixteen years ago last September and has resided there since that time.  He was 53 years of age and leaves a wife and several children.  Nothing is known of his last illness, the telegraph simply announcing his death.

(Calvin C. Davidson married Mary S. Hurd on 16 Sep 1863, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
 
Mrs. Juda Atherton, of Hodges Park, died early Monday morning.  She leaves several children among whom we can name Mr. Thomas J. Craig, and Mrs. Jacob Riggle.  She was one of the oldest citizens of the county.

(Jacob Riggle married Mariah Jane Atherton on 29 Apr 1858, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
 
Aunt Judy Atherton died Sunday night at the age of 82 years.
 
Died, here (Dongola), Monday, Dec. 9th, George Lacey, aged about 30 years.
 
On last Saturday evening, one of the sons of Joseph Gore, of Johnson County, while running a horse at full speed, was thrown against a tree and constantly killed.  The young man was about 19 years of age.
 
Gilbert Aikens, a man about 30 years of age, who had the misfortune of losing his hand above the wrist 2 years ago, early Tuesday morning took a fit while standing near a small pool of water and falling in was drowned.  He leaves a wife and one child.  (Cobden)
 
Died, at 3 o'clock a.m. Dec. 3, 1889, at the residence of D. H. Evitt, Cobden, Ills., with membranous coup, Minnie, infant daughter of P. J. and Katie Rendleman, of Makanda, aged 22 months.  Funeral services were conducted by Dr. F. M. Agnew at Stonefort Church, Makanda, Ills.

(Philip Jacob Rendleman married Katie Fredericka Homer on 1 Oct 1878, in Jackson Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
 
Jane Wallace is very low with consumption at this writing.  (Thebes)
 
Died, at her residence one half mile east of town (Belknap), December 8th, Mrs. Cynthia Smith, of pneumonia.  Mrs. Smith leaves five small children and a host of friends to mourn her loss.
 
Mrs. Thomas Davis, of Stringtown, died of pneumonia last Monday evening.  Mrs. Davis was well known and universally respected as a Christian woman, a good neighbor a careful nurse of the sick, kind an charitable to everyone and her death was a surprise and a sad blow to her many friends.  Her husband has the sympathy of everyone in his bereavement.


Thursday, 19 Dec 1889:
Mr. James Murray, of Hodges Park, died of a congestive chill last Saturday.
 
The scarlet fever prevails to such an extent at America that the public school has closed.  The disease is very malignant and several children have died, among them a little daughter of Mr. Ed Butler, formerly the teacher there.
 
Death of James B. Mullins.

Mr. James B. Mullins, for several years engineer at Galigher's Mill, died at his home in this city Tuesday morning just after midnight of pneumonia.  He was born in Tennessee, was a solider in the Union army and was a man of strong convictions.  His funeral occurred yesterday, under the auspices of the Grand Army of the Republic, of which organization he was a member.
 
Health is generally good, although three deaths have occurred during the last week.  Mrs. Matilda Hendricks died of congestion of the brain; she was sick only a short time.  The burial took place at Commerce, Mo.  Mr. Lou Davis, of pneumonia, December 12th, and was buried at the Lindsay graveyard.  Mr. James Wallace, of consumption.  He had been sick a long time and his death was not unexpected.  He was interred at Thebes.  All were middle-aged people and such deaths should be a warning to the young as well as the old to live so as to be prepared at all times to meet the grim messenger. (Wheatland)
 
Mr. James Murray died last Saturday with a congestive chill.  He ate breakfast and went to his work as usual but soon returned, complaining of being sick and telling his family that he would never recover.  He died at 6 o'clock p.m. the same day and was buried at Dongola Monday.  He leaves a wife and four children as well as a vast circle of friends to mourn his loss.  We extend our heartfelt sympathies to the family in their bereavement at the loss of a kind husband and father.
 
Died, Dec. 16th, Mrs. Lucy Earnhart, wife of Mr. Tobias, aged about 44 years.  Mrs. E. has been in poor health for several months.  The remains were interred in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.  She leaves a husband and one child and a host of friends to mourn her loss.

(Tobias Earnhart married Lucy Ann Fisher on 26 Apr 1877, in Union Co., Ill. A marker in the I. O. O. F. Cemetery at Dongola reads: Lucy A. wife of Tobias Earnhart Died Dec. 16, 1889, Aged 45 Ys., 10 Ms., & 3 Ds.—Darrel Dexter)
 
Mr. James Murray, a former resident of our town (Dongola) was buried here last Monday in I. O. O. F. Cemetery.  Rev. Mr. Preston delivered a short address at the Lutheran church, after which the remains were followed to the grave by a large number of people—"Jim" (as he was known) will be remembered for many years for his roguish pranks and kindly deeds.  The community extends sympathy to the bereaved family.

(A marker in the I. O. O. F. Cemetery at Dongola reads: James Murray 1832-1889.—Darrel Dexter)


Mr. Isaac Collins, of Sandusky, came down to Cairo yesterday.  While sitting in the county clerk's office he was suddenly taken very sick and was removed to the hospital.
 
Misses Emeline Hanby and Ida Hanby and Mrs. Logan Bowers, all living in the Promised Land in this county, all died last week.  They all died suddenly after a very brief illness.


Thursday, 26 Dec 1889:
Mrs. Dunning, wife of Henry Dunning, of Sandusky Precinct, died last Friday morning.
 
Professor Washington Leverett died at his home in Upper Alton Friday Dec. 13th, in the 84th year of his age.  He had been connected with Shurtleff College for more than fifty years.
 
Mr. Isaac Collins, of Sandusky died at the hospital Tuesday morning.  His remains were taken to the depot Tuesday night by a committee of the G. A. R. and sent out to Sandusky for interment.
 
Henry Manzer went to Little Rock, Ark., last week to attend the funeral of his brother, Frank Manzer, who was buried at that place Dec. 15th.  We were very sorry to hear of Frank's death.  He was an old playmate of the writer, a boy born and reared at this place (Cobden).  He was kind hearted and a good friend.  Frank has earned the reputation at Little Rock and made hosts of friends who mourn his loss.  He leaves a wife and four children.


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