- Correspondence news found
in the Friday May 15, 1880 Crestline Advocate.
- Shelby Jottings.
- Events and happenings in and
- Shelby, May 10, 1880
- Our Town Hall is being ornamented
by a slate roof and steps are being taken by the I.O.O.F. Order
to fresco their Lodge Room, which is situated on the third floor
of the Town Hall.
- The Editor of the Shelby "Times"
is disconsolate because he did not get a bite. Hear what he says
after spending a whole day in fruitless labor: "There may
be just as good fish in the Blackfork as ever was caught, but
this is mighty poor consolation for the man who doesnt
get a bite in half a day." Our advice is to "cast in
the hook on the other side of the ship"
- J.F, Saiger, the Prince of
Landlords, is now running the Junction Hotel at the depot, and
this community is rejoiced at the departure of one West who formerly
occupied the quarters. In spite of the orders from the railroad
company he still kept a "hole in the wall".
- We noticed on Saturday last
the form of Major Scott on our streets. Since lecturing here
on the subject of temperance he has labored in the cause in Champaign,
Logan and Clark counties. He spoke in Springfield twenty-nine
- The fruit crop is uninjured
in this locality, the croakers and prophets to the contrary not
withstanding . Wheat never bid fairer than now to give us a bountiful
harvest. Farmers are planting corn, and everything has an animated
and lively appearance.
- The average housewife is done
cleaning house and the usual quiet is restored because things
are in order, and so we all breath easier. What is home without
an annual tear up anyhow.
- There was a lively set-to
some time ago by a man and woman on Second street. Revolvers
and rocks were brandished by the brave Scott, which caused our
Mayor to think was sufficient to have the gentleman furnish bail-all
on account of a breachy cow.
- Larry Lynch occupied the cooler
Saturday night because he imbibed too freely of the "oh-be-joyful".
- The Cummins brothers., D and
Capt. A.C. are off on a visit to their father who is quite ill
at, Tuscola, Ill.
- Our City Dads "did the
handsome" by paying the expense of the delegates who attended
the Firemens Association at Urbana. We are proud of our
Chief, Col. Dempsey, who suggested the matter to the Council;
and proud of the Council for carrying out the suggestion.
- The Graduating Class will
give their Class-day exercises in the afternoon of June 4th,
the rhetoric will consist of a poem originated by the poetess,
Miss Lena Palmer, and a prophecy by the prophetess, Miss Mattie
Ferrington, and a history relating the past events of the Class
historian, Elmer E. Billow, and other miscellaneous Class exercises.
The graduates will no doubt perform their parts gracefully if
not elegantly. All are invited.
- Later---Mr. Wm Cummins, father
of David, of Shelby, and Capt. A.C. of Mansfield; died at his
home at Tuscola, Ill. Saturday night. His remains were brought
on the early train this Tuesday morning, and this afternoon at
3 oclock were interred in the Oakland cemetery by the I.O.O.F.,
of which he had been an honored member for many years. While
a resident of Shelby some years since, he was a member of Sharon
Lodge, No. 159.
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- Submitted by Mr. Kim Butler