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Contributed for use on the Scott Co. GenWeb page by  Jeannie Carlisle


Spellings are as printed in the newspaper.


Continuation of THE CHRONICLE, Scottsburgh, Indiana


Thursday, January 18, 1883




Dick Mitchell is able to be out on crutches.


Melvin Hubbard who has been sick for some time is better at this writing.


Mead Spurgeon has shaved smooth and his most intimate acquaintance hardly

recognize him.



On Thursday evening of last week Eugene P. McCaslin and Miss Florida Harrod

were joined in the holy bonds of matrimony at the residence of the bride's

parents in this place; Elder Manker officiating.  The affair was very quiet

and only members of the family were present.  We return thanks for cake and

wish them all the ________________________



Wm. Metz is quite sick.


James Johnson has been quite sick for some time and is no better at this



C. L. Robb and wife will start today for their future home at Lake City,

Ill.  They will spend a few days visiting friends and relatives at



The appearance of the inside of the church has been greatly improved.  Rev.

Wade and the members spent last week in repairing




Mr. Edward G. Con_______ and Miss Jennie M. Duncan United in the Holy Bonds

of Matrimony

The marriage ceremonies of Edward G. Con__________ and Miss Jennie M.

Duncan, both of Jeffersonville was solemnized on Tuesday morning at the

residence of the bride's mother on Court avenue, that city.  Rev. J. M.

Hutchisson, Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church consumated the rites

according to the usual _____ of the Church. No cards were issued and the

wedding was private, only relatives and very intimate friends of the

contracting parties being present.  Some time before the appointed hour

quite a number of guests had assembled in the

cozy little parlor to witness the nuptials.  At half past ten the groom,

with the fair young bride elect leaning upon his arm, entered the room and

took their place before Rev. Hutchinson, who performed the ceremony in fine

style and pronounced them "man and wife, until death do ___ part."

Then followed warm congratulations from the friends present, after which the

couple retired to prepare for their departure on the 12:45 train upon a

wedding tour to New Orleans.

The bridal dress was of navy-blue ottoman silk and velvet, trimmed on the

bottom with alternate _________ of grey and rose satin displayed with golden


The groom was dressed in _____ blue broad-cloth and wore a _____ of


The bridal presents were numerous and costly.  Among them being a $75

bedroom set from Mr. ______ Schdeier____?, halfbrother of the bride.

The happy couple were accompanied to teh L & N depot in Louisville by Messrs

G. C. McMichael, Supt. Road Dept. L. O. & L. R. H._____?

Millard F.; Will H. and Bradley Connette and the writer, Mr.




January 25, 1883


Letter from Kansas

Clay Ceneter, Kan. Jan. 18th 1883

Ed. Ce_______________

I left Deputy the 10th last _______ 9 p.m. train and found the

accommodations on the O. & M. R. R. very good.  I arrived in St. Louis at

1:10 a.m. of the 11th where I took the chicago _______.

I saw some beautiful country along the route, the ____________

and the big cribs of corn were a grand sight as I was _______ along.  I

noticed as I crossed the Missouri river at _________ the water was _____ to

quite a depth men were busily engaged in cutting and storing away the ice

for future use.  I arrived at Kansas City at 10:30 p.m. and without delay

took the train on the Union Pacific, R. W. for Junction City, at which place

I arrived at ________ of the 13th.  Here I made the ________ of trains for

Clay Ceneter, my place of destination.  There was ____ all the way until I

reached the Kansas State Line, where it gradually disappeared.  I found my

friends well, the weather very _____ ground dry; even dusty.  Clay Ceneter

is a thriving little city over 3000 inhabitants and is _____ the valley of

the ______ river.

With my best wishes and kindest regards for all my friends in my native

state.  _______ myself.

Laura Whitsitt


February 1, 1883


Deputy is to have a Methodist church.


No marriage license have been issued this week.


A majority of the public schools of Lexington township have closed.


W. D. Mitchell leaves this morning for the St. Mary's hospital in



A. B. McMullen filled his ice house last week with a fine quality of ice.


Rumor has it that a secret wedding has lately taken place in Scottsburgh.



Ben ________ and Joe Underwood intend to keep cool next summer, as they have

a large amount of ice stored away.


Some of our folks attended the mush and milk supper at Harrod's school house

last Friday night.


William Wilson and wife and Milo Wilson started for Clay Center, Kansas this

morning, where they intend to make their future home.