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"The Kinmundy Express" - Kinmundy, Illinois; F.O. GRISSOM, Publisher

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Jan. 3, 1907:

- CHUMLEAR-HALL: John Caswell CHUMLEAR and Miss Edith Muicent HALL, both of Marysville, Tenn., were united in marriage on Dec. 14th at the home of the bride’s mother, Mrs. John W. HALL. The bride formerly resided in this city with her parents and has many friends among the young people.

- HENSLEY-BRUMLEY: On Saturday evening, Dec. 22, at 7 o’clock, at the residence of and by Rev. E.B. CRAWFORD, pastor of the Woodlawn M.E. church of Chicago, occurred here Sunday morning and spent a few days here with his parents, J.R. HENSLEY and wife.

- HAMMERS-SPICER: On Monday evening, Dec. 24, at the home of Mrs. Matilda SPICER, in this city, occurred a very pretty home wedding, the contracting parties being John HAMMERS and Miss Amy SPICER, Rev. J.R. KELLY, pastor of the Baptist Church, officiated. The affair was very quiet, there being only a few of the immediate relatives present. The bride and groom have gone to housekeeping in the rooms over Jackson & Son’s Grocery, where they expect to reside this winter.

- WILBUR-ELDER: Amos R. WILBUR, a prominent young farmer residing a mile north of town, and Miss Anna, the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marion ELDER, and a very popular young school teacher, were united in the bonds of holy wedlock on Tuesday, Dec. 25th, at 12 o’clock, noon, in the presence of a number of relatives and friends, the Rev. H.C. SHARP, of the C.P. Church officiating. After the ceremony, the guests present partook of a delicious dinner which had been especially prepared for the occasion.

- FILSON-PHILLIPS: Roy E. FILSON, a prominent young business man of Xenia, and Miss Nellie, the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben PHILLIPS of this city, were united in marriage at high noon on Christmas Day, the Rev. PRESSLEY of Xenia officiating. Those present to witness the ceremony were Dr. and Mrs. H.S. LAUCHNER, of Louisville, Mrs. C.A. FILSON, Harry FILSON and Miss Edna FILSON, of Xenia, Miss Pauline NEIL of this city. The newly wedded couple remained in this city until Thursday when they departed for Xenia, where they will make their future home.

- HEPPERLY-THRANE: Wednesday evening, Dec. 5 at 7:30 o’clock, at the home of the bride’s parents, occurred the marriage of Mr. Alva D. HEPPERLY and Miss Anna THRANE. The ceremony was performed by Rev. WILKINSON, pastor of the M.E. church, in the presence of relatives and a few intimate friends. The couple were unattended and stood before a bank of palms and ferns and under a canopy of ferns. The house decorations were carnations. The bride wore a dress of white chiffon and carried a bouquet of bride’s roses. After congratulations a three course luncheon was served. The bride is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P.O. THRANE and is esteemed for her many graces of character. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John A. HEPPERLY and is a prominent young farmer of Pike twp. After visiting with relatives they will commence housekeeping in the spring near Fort Wayne, Ind. The wishes of their many friends for a long and happy life, go with them. - Chenoa Clipper.

- Bakery Changes Owners: Wm. B. ROSS, who for the past two years has conducted the Union Bakery last week closed a deal and Mrs. Chas. WETTER assumed the management of the same. The services of Ed McDUFFY, of Salem, a first-class baker, has been secured and the new firm seems to be doing a very nice business. Mr. ROSS left Tuesday night for Chicago, where he expects to work in a large establishment and complete his trade.

- Changed Locations: January first found H.E. MINER in his new quarters south of the lumber yard in the building formerly owned by G.L. EAGAN, and on that date the firm name was changed to MINER Bros., the junior member of the firm being Fred MINER, who has been here the past year working for his brother. Both members of the firm are hustling young business men and have made hosts of warm friends while they have resided in Kinmundy.

- The Farina Express: A three year old child of Mr. STORKS fell into a tub of last week and was scalded to death.

- Advertisement: Be Careful at this season of the year about that cold as it may result in something serious. We have a complete line of Kold Kures guaranteed by the makers. Prescriptions give special attention at NIRIDER’s Pharmacy.

- Advertisement: At Home Again! Good News = New Goods. I am better prepared than ever before to furnish choice of High Grade Pianos and Organs. Sewing Machines and "Everything known in music". Low Grade Prices. 30 Days Clearing Sale now on at TYNER’s Music Store.

January 10, 1907:

- Ben SCHWARTZ, of Salem, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, at 2 p.m., at Silver City, N.M. The body will be brought home for burial.

- Changed Officers: The annual election of the Kinmundy Poultry Association was held last night and the following officers were elected: W.B. LLOYD - President; R.A. LAMAR - Vice President; G.W. SNELLING - Secretary; R.S. ROWAN - Treasurer; John MOTCH - Superintendent. Executive Committee: Mrs. J.T. BROWN; Mrs. G.W. SNELLING; Mrs. R.P. McBRYDE; J. LENHART; E.G. MENDENHALL.

- Advertisement: J.D. CAMERER, Physician and Surgeon, Kinmundy, Ill., Office in Opera House Block.

- Advertisement: J.E. McCULLEY, Tonsorial - Artist. Agent Terre Haute Laundry, Laster’s Old Stand.

Jan. 17, 1907:

- An Aged Lady Gone: Tuesday at 12:40 p.m., at her home in this city, Mrs. Samuel INGRAM quietly passed away after a brief illness, at the age of 78 years, 4 months, and 15 days. The funeral service was held at the M.E. Church this afternoon at 2 o’clock conducted by Rev. N.D. SWEENY of St. Elmo and a large crowd of relatives and friends were in attendance.

- To Sail Next Saturday: We are in receipt of a letter from James E. HOWELL, of this city, who has been employed in the Chicago offices of the Standard Oil Co., and he states that on next Saturday the 19th, he will sail from New York for Bucarest, Romania, in the interests of the company by which he is employed. He will make the trip via Paris, Vienna and Budapest. The Express will follow him to that distant land and keep him posted on the happenings of Kinmundy.

- Tommy MAXWELL Dead: Tommy, the 14 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert MAXWELL, of this city, died Wednesday morning after an illness of fifteen weeks. The funeral service was held in the Presbyterian Church this morning at 10 o’clock conducted by Rev. H.C. SHARP, after which interment was made in the city cemetery.

- Dr. A.W. GAUSE Dead: Dr. A.W. GAUSE died at his home 121 N. Sycamore St., Centralia, Ill., Sunday morning of heart failure, after an illness of 3 days. Besides his widow he leaves a son, Prof. Frank GAUSE of Salem, Ind., and a brother, Dr. E.J. GAUSE of Unity, Ill. The funeral service was held at the residence Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, conducted by Rev. HOSTETTER, of Decatur. Dr. GAUSE removed from this city to Centralia a little over 8 years ago, and is well known and had hosts of friends in this city and vicinity.

- Kicked and Killed: Early last Saturday morning, U.G. JAMISON, a farmer residing about 8 miles east of this city, was kicked in the head by a horse and instantly killed. He was in the barn attending to his feeding when the accident occurred. Mr. JAMISON has raised in Meacham township for many years and is quite well known in Kinmundy. He was an honest, upright and hardworking man and had the respect of all who knew him. He leaves a wife and several children, who also have the sympathy of all.

- A Birthday Surprise: Sunday, Jan. 12th, 1907, was the 70th birthday of Mr. D.R. HANNA and in honor of the occasion his relatives and neighbors gathered at his home with well filled baskets to celebrate the day. When the noon hour rolled around the guests were invited to the dining room where all partook of a sumptuous feast, to which, it is needless to say, all did ample justice. There were 47 guests present and among them was little Claud, son of C.W. HANNA, who celebrated his 8th birthday on the same occasion and seemed to enjoy himself nearly if not quite so well, as his grandfather. The afternoon was spent in social conversation and in listening to a number of graphophone selections, but the time passed only too quickly and the guests departed wishing Mr. HANNA many more happy returns of Jan. 12th.

- Advertisement: Going to Move! On or about February 1st we will move from our present location to the ROHRBOUGH corner lately vacated by J.P. WHITSON’s Harness Shop. Our stock will be enlarged and we will be better prepared to serve our patrons. Mrs. S.B. SARCHET.

- A fine boy arrived at the home of W.G. WILSON last Friday.

Jan. 31, 1907:

- Didn’t Say Good-bye: Last Thursday night, the hardware of SIMCOX and McMACKIN in Salem was burglarized and a quantity of cuttery taken. As usual the news was telephoned to the neighboring towns and to keep a lookout for the robbers. On Friday night, a stranger appeared on our streets and was trying to dispose of some new pocket knives. City Marshal FLANNIGAN soon had the supposed burglar in his clutches and could almost hear the reward [$15] jingle in his pocket. The man was lodged in the city bastille and the Sheriff at Salem notified. Saturday morning, Sheriff MICHAELS came up from Salem and brought with him cutlery from the burglarized store which exactly matched that found on the prisoner, and he was sure the right party had been captured. Everything went all right till noon when City Marshal FLANNIGAN went to the calaboose to give the prisoner a nice warm meal and behold his bird had flown. He had been allowed to stay in the front part of the calaboose on account of the cold weather and with the help of someone on the outside, he had pried the door open at the bottom so as to escape. The front door fastens with two iron straps - one at the top, and one at the bottom. The top one is locked with a pad lock and the lower one was just slipped over the staple, and somebody had slipped the strap from off the staple and handed the prisoner a heavy barrel stave and a half brick, and with these tools he made his escape, but the door was not in very good shape after he escaped. This prisoner was very ungrateful and did not seem to appreciate the conveniences of the parlor in the city jail and the next time he comes to Kinmundy and has to be locked up, we would suggest that he be placed in a cell and then perhaps he will be there at meal time. He should be arrested for leaving town just at dinner time and without saying good bye.

- Died: Miss Hannah Elizabeth JONES, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O.P. JONES, was born in Casey, Clark Co., Ill., Oct. 28, 1891, died in Kinmundy, Ill., Jan. 28, 1907, aged 15 years, 3 months. She was taken sick Aug. 25, 1906 and gradually grew worse until the end came. Her sufferings were not very painful and because of this, she would at times, ask if the friends would think she was sick. A father, mother, two brothers, and two sisters and a host of friends to mourn their loss. The bereaved family have the sympathy of all in their sad bereavement. The funeral service was held in the M.E. church South yesterday morning conducted by Rev. H.C. SHARP of the C.P. church, after which the body was laid to rest in the city cemetery.

- A Great Surprise: Last Thursday when the news was circulated about town that Clarence SCHOOLEY had taken unto himself a wife, it was a great surprise to our people. On Wednesday Mr. SCHOOLEY went to Salem, where he met Miss Myrtle MORRIL, of Centralia, and at 12:30 they were united in the holy bonds of matrimony. The groom is one of our prosperous young farmers and is well and favorably known by all. The bride resided in our city a part of last summer with the family of L.L. DAUGHTY and is highly esteemed by all who know her. The happy couple have gone to housekeeping in the Haymond place, just south of the city, where they will reside. Mr. SCHOOLEY has this farm leased for a term of years.

- Jessie May HEATON: Was born near Kinmundy, Illinois, April 20th, 1864, died at her home surrounded by her family on Jan. 21st, 1907, at 1:50 a.m., aged 42 years, 9 months and 1 day. She was married to John H. NELMS Aug. 19, 1888, and to this union was born five children: Howard, Eugene, Lois, Emmett, and Martha, all of whom survive the deceased except Eugene who died in infancy. Jessie’s life is as an open book before this community and those who knew her best willingly testify to her excellent traits of character. Her devotion to home and loved ones was uppermost in her mind and her life as a fond wife and mother is worthy of emulation. She was a kind neighbor and one of the first to go to the relief of the distressed, and many a home has been made brighter by her presence and many a tear has been dried by a flower or a kind word from her and while she did not affiliate with the church as a member, yet a cup of cold water to one of these was uppermost in her mind, and many will remember Jessie as she was in life, a loving wife, a devoted mother, a kind neighbor and a true friend. The funeral serve was held from the family residence Wed. morning at 10 o’clock, conducted by Rev. J.B. CUMMINS, after which the body was laid to rest in the city cemetery.

- At Rest: Rev. Geo. W. SCAWTHON departed this life at his home in Kinmundy, on Monday, Jan. 28, 1907, at 1:20 p.m., aged 73 years. The funeral service was held in the M.E. church at two p.m. Wednesday conducted by Rev. J.B. CUMMINS assisted by Elder C.A. BECKETT, of Centralia, and Rev. C.B. WHITESIDE of St. Elmo, and under the auspices of the A.F. & A.M. lodge, of this city, and the Knight Templars of Centralia. Interment was made in the city cemetery. Rev. SCAWTHON was an honored citizen and was loved by everybody. He leaves two daughters, Misses Florence and Kate, and a host of warm friends and acquaintances throughout Southern Illinois to mourn his departure.

Feb. 7, 1907:

- Salem Man Gone: G. Frank BRADFORD, of Salem, was taken suddenly ill last evening about five o’clock, and suffered a stroke of paralysis, and died this a.m. at 6:40. His sudden death was quite a shock to everybody, as he had been enjoying unusually good health for several months. Mr. BRADFORD was well known by all in this city and his death was indeed a great surprise to our citizens.

- Died: Loren Francis, infant son of Mr. John HARPER, died Wed., Feb. 6, 1907, after a severe illness of several days, age one year, eight months, and eight days. The funeral services were held from the residence this afternoon at 2 o’clock conducted by Rev. J.B. CUMMINS.

- Changed Locations: Last Monday W.S. CONANT & Son and J.P. WHITSON moved their implement, buggy, wagon and harness business to the L.C. MATTHEWS building where they are ready to receive their customers.

- Mrs. J.F. HOWELL: Isabel Jane, wife of James F. HOWELL died Sunday, Feb. 3, 1907, at Sanford, Florida, where she went last fall with the hope of regaining her health, at the age of 66 years, 5 days. The body arrived in this city yesterday morning accompanied by her husband, and son, Chas. HOWELL, and daughter, Mrs. H.A. BROWN, and the funeral services held at the family home this morning at 10 o’clock, conducted by Rev. J.H. BALLANCE, assisted by Rev. H.C. SHARP, and interment made in the Gray cemetery, north of town.

- The Farina Express: Flormand SCHMIDT and wife’s 40th wedding anniversary was celebrated by a large number of guests Saturday.

- John Otis ORR Dead: John Otis ORR, aged 31 years, 10 months, and 8 days, is dead at the home of his parents, Andrew S. and Jennie W. ORR, 538 North State street. Mr. ORR was one of Greenfield’s best known young men. By trade he was a barber. He has been in poor health for the past two years. Something over a year ago he went to St. Louis where he underwent a surgical operation. For a time it was thought the operation would be successful, but it proved otherwise. Later an abscess formed and another operation was found to be necessary, part of the ribs being removed. This did no good, the wound never healing. For almost a year past he has been a patient sufferer. Death came last night at 8 o’clock. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Christian Church by Rev. V.W. BLAIR, the pastor. - Greenfield, Ind., Democrat, Jan. 31. (The deceased was a nephew of Mrs. B.D. CRAIG of this city.)

- Advertisement: J.L. LASWELL, Dentist. Teeth without plates. Crown and bridge work a specialty. Office - 2nd floor Masonic Building, Kinmundy.

- Advertisement: Do you appreciate the advantage of taking your family into a store and fitting them with shoes at one time? You can do this at A. OSBORN & Company.

- Advertisement: Hugo MILLER, Physician and Surgeon; Kinmundy, Ill.; Office in Miller Block.

- Herb SULLENS and wife have returned to this city to reside.

- F.M. VINCENT of Farina, died Tuesday morning at 5 o’clock, after an illness of several months. The funeral was held this morning at 10 o’clock at the residence, conducted by Rev. V.W. THRALL, of Altamont, and assisted by Rev. S. B. BASCOM.

- F.J. NIRIDER was in Farina today attending the funeral of his brother-in-law, F.M. VINCENT.

- John METZGER returned to Springfield Sunday night after visiting here with his parents, Charles METZGER and wife.

- The Masquerade given by Geo. CONANT at the skating rink Tuesday night was well attended and Frost SPILLMAN and Miss Mattie SMITH were awarded the prizes for being the best disguised. All the costumes were good and the judges had a hard time to make the decisions. The young people present all had a very enjoyable evening.

Feb. 14, 1907:

- Oil or no Oil: It’s up to our citizens to know whether or not we have oil. From all indications, it seems that Kinmundy is in the oil belt and if such be the case our people should reap the benefits and not wait for the next generation to do it. We are reliably informed that oil still flows in small quantities from the FORD well, four miles south of town, although the hold is securely plugged. If a home company is organized and the drilling done by responsible parties, [under bond] and oil found, it is not likely that a "Dry" or "Salt Water Hole" reported. If there is oil here, the people should know it. If there is none here, it is worth something to find it out. It does not stand to reason that these foreign companies would pay royalty on several thousand acres of land where they claim there is no oil. What do they want with these leases if there is nothing here? A test well in or near Kinmundy would surely not bankrupt the township and it seems as though our citizens, business men and farmers would have public enterprise enough to sink a test well. Some say "What would you do with the oil if you found it?" If oil is found and you can’t do anything else with it let it fill the ditches, creeks, and finally let it fill the ditches, creeks, and finally land in the Mississippi river, if nothing else. Our test well would not raise the river so the people in the bottom lands would have to move out. If we should strike oil in paying quantities there is a market for it and a way to get it to market just the same as hay, corn, and oats.

- Loren Francis: The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. John HARPER was born in Kinmundy May 28, 1905, and died Feb. 6, 1907 after an illness of about a week. Lorene was a beautiful child, his little feet had just begin to tread the pathway of life when the angel of death came and beckoned him away to his home in the sky.

- Died in Florida: Isabelle Jane ROBB was born Jan. 29, 1841. She was united in marriage to James F. HOWELL July 29, 1858. To this union ten children were born: Arminda Harriett BROWN, Rufina Ellen GARRETT, Leander J. HOWELL, Ida May WARNER, and Nettie, Chas. H. HOWELL, Samuel E. HOWELL, Ellis M. HOWELL, Eva Myrtle PARRILL, and James E. HOWELL. Nettie and Leander preceded their mother to the spirit world, Nettie having died when only 4 years of age, and Leander at the age of 34. Mrs. HOWELL was converted in 1859 and united with the Cumberland Presbyterian church at the old Camp Ground, north of this city. She was a devoted wife, a loving mother, an affectionate sister, a good neighbor, and a good friend. In all her sickness which lasted some four years, she was never heard to murmur or complain. She was patient, bearing her affliction with Christian fortitude. Several months ago she with her husband went to Sanford, Florida, with the hope of improving her health, but she gradually grew worse and on Sunday, February 3, 1907, her spirit took its flight to the glory world. The funeral services were held from the family residence in Kinmundy on Thursday, Feb. 7, conducted by Rev. J.H. BALLANCE, assisted by Revs. SHARP and CUMMINS. All the children were present at the funeral except James E. HOWELL, who is in Bucarest, Roumania.

- Sounded Loud: The city fire bell’s tones sounded loud yesterday afternoon about 3:30 when the alarm was turned in. A small blaze was on the roof of the residence of Bob WILLIAMS, supposed to have caught from a spark out of the flue and the fire was extinguished before the crowd arrived. Del EAGAN, the drayman, was "Johnny on the Spot" and had a team hitched to the engine and was on his way to the fire when he was told it was all over. The property is located in the east port of town and is owned by L.C. ROHRBOUGH.

- Advertisement: New Firm - Old Stand! We wish to announce that we have purchased the Williams Bros. Meat Market in the ROHRBOUGH building and will continue the business at the old stand. We have secured the services of C. GRAY, an expert meat cutter, who you will find ever ready to satisfy your wants with the best the market affords. Give us a share of your trade. Del MALONE.

- The St. Peter Express: The stork visited at A. NEIKRANZ and left a fine 12 pound girl. That accounts for the smile on Mr. NEIKRANZ face.

- Accidently Shot Himself: Tuesday about noon, Joe WAKEFIELD, 16 years old, residing about five miles southeast of this city, accidentally shot himself, which caused his death that night about 12 o’clock. Young WAKEFIELD and a neighbor boy had walked to Omega and were returning home and were in the timber near the residence of Rev. W.J. SIMER and WAKEFIELD was carrying his gun under his right arm when it was accidentally discharged, the full charge entering the calf of this right leg. The boy with him ran for help and H. SIMERS hitched a team to a wagon and hauled the wounded boy home, and in the meantime, Dr. MILLER was sent for. The Dr. arrived at the WAKEFIELD home soon after the arrival of the boy, and he immediately called for another physician and Dr. J. AKESTER was summoned. By the time Dr. MILLER arrived, which was about 2 hours after the accident, the loss of blood had been so great the boy was very weak, but the Dr. tied the leg above the knee and stopped the flow of blood. The two physicians decided the only chance to save the boy’s life was to amputate the limb, which they did. The boy had become so weak from the loss of blood before the doctors arrived that he never rallied from the operation and died about 12 o’clock that night. This is indeed a very sad accident and should be another warning for men as well as boys to never carry a gun cocked - no matter whether it is loaded or not.

- The Farina Express: Mrs. Myrtle PERSELS YOUNG, of Memphis, Tenn. arrived here Tuesday to attend the PERSELS - WIGGINGTON wedding and spend a week with relatives.

- Rudolph MAXON, who moved from here to Jackson Center, Ohio, was recently kicked by a horse and at last reports was in a critical condition.

- Matt BALES, a former resident of this city and nephew of Mrs. I.T. DILLON, died at his home in Kan. Thursday, Feb. 7th of paralysis.

- Mrs. Alonzo MEYERS, residing north of Farina 2 miles, died Monday. She was a daughter of W.S. LACEY of Meacham township.

Feb. 21, 1907:

- A Farewell Reception: Was given Mr. and Mrs. O.L. EIKENBERRY at the Christian Church Monday evening. The congregation, of which they are members, was well represented. Short talks by H.A. GREENING, J.W. WILSON, E.C. BARGH, and others brought out the fact that Mr. EIKENBERRY, while located at Brubaker, paid the first $5 that went to purchase the lot on which the Kinmundy Christian Church now stands. Mr. EIKENBERRY also organized and was the first president of the present prosperous Society of Christian Endeavor for young people. He is an honest, earnest Christian worker, ready at all times to do his duty and serve in any position in the church. He is a thorough Bible scholar, an able councilor, in short, a disciple of the great and divine Teacher. But two ideas prevailed throughout the meeting namely regrets at having to lose from our community such good people and hopes that the change he is making may bring forth the results he is seeking. M.A. THRASHER was Master of Ceremonies. After complimentary talks to which Mr. EIKENBERRY responded, thanking the church and the businessmen of Kinmundy and especially the editor of the Express for the many kindly attentions shown, and after some choice music furnished by the church choir, the ladies of the church served all present with ice cream and cake. All wishing Mr. and Mrs. EIKENBERRY God speed and commending them to God’s people where ever they may go, bid them a goodbye. H.A.G.

- TELFORD-WILKINSON: Last evening at 7:30 at the beautiful country home of Mr. and Mrs. W.T. WILKINSON, two miles south of this city, occurred the marriage of their daughter, Pearl, to Mr. J. Roy TELFORD of Alma twp. Only a few intimate friends of the couple were present to witness the impressive ring ceremony which was performed by Rev. J.H. BALLANCE of the M.E. Church South. After the usual congratulations, the guests present all enjoyed a nice supper which had been prepared for the occasion. For the present, the newly wedded couple will reside at the TELFORD home with his parents. Their many friends join with the Express in wishing them happiness and prosperity.

- L. GRAVES gave a public ball at his hall Tuesday night. Quite a large crowd was in attendance and all report a good time.

- A.G. EAGAN came up from Centralia Tuesday to attend to G.L. EAGAN’s blacksmith shop during his absence.

- Fred A. BARROW of this city, and Fred LACKEY, of Farina, both competent young electricians, have opened an electrical supply and repair business in Salem, where they are doing nicely. Mr. BARROW has been at home this week on account of sickness. Both members of the firm expect to move to Salem in the near future.

- Mrs. L. GRAVES was called to Casey Monday in answer to a telegram announcing the death of her mother.

- M. BOUSMAN, residing about eight miles east of Farina, died last Thursday night of pneumonia. He contracted the disease while removing his family from Clay county to the W. ROCKHOLD farm, three miles east of this city.

- Uncle John EAGAN, who suffered a partial stroke of paralysis several weeks ago, was in town Saturday for the first time since his illness. He is looking quite well but walks with the assistance of crutches.

- A large crowd attended the taffy pulling at the K. of P. hall Saturday night, given by Classes No. 2 and 13 of the M.E. church, and a pleasant evening was enjoyed by all.

- Over Ten Dollars: The following is the list and amounts of each tax payer in Kinmundy township whose personal tax amounts to ten dollars and over ... John Shepherd ... $11.38

- Advertisement: L.C. ROHRBOUGH, Notary Public - Real Estate, Loans and Insurance. If you want an investment, or to borrow, trade or buy, let me know of your wants. Money to loan on farm lands, and other first-class securities bought, sold and negotiated. A General Commission Brokerage business conducted. List your property with me. Office over C.B. ROHRBOUGH’s. Kinmundy, Ill.

- Advertisement: Sabo, our new 20 cent Coffee to be Demonstrated Sat., Feb. 23d. Ufa HOUSH, the Grocer.

- Friday, February 15th was the 81st birthday of Grandma SEE, and in honor of the occasion, 26 of her relatives and fiends assembled at her home with well filled baskets to spend the day. A very pleasant day was enjoyed by the entire company.

Feb. 28, 1907:

- Kinmundy Oil and Gas Company: Last Monday night the Kinmundy Oil and Gas Company perfected its organization and elected the following officers: W.H. GRAY - President; W.W. NEIL - Vice-President; A.V. SCHERMERHORN - Secretary; W.W. LOWE - Treasurer. This company is composed of 10 members each member subscribing $500. Following are the members: W.H. GRAY, W.S. CONANT, W.W. NEIL, W.W. LOWE, Ayers CONANT, Herman SCHNEIDER, Hugo MILLER, H.E. MINER, A.V. SCHERMERHORN, and F.A. PRUETT. The first thing to be done is to procure leases on land and just as soon as they are secured the working drilling will be commenced. These men have come to the front and are willing to spend their money with no assurance of getting anything in return and the land owners should lease to them in preference to strangers.

- QUICK- HILLER: Miss Bertha H. HILLER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. HILLER of Kinmundy, was married in New Orleans, La., to Mr. C.F. QUICK was unable to get sufficient leave of absence from his duties at his time as he holds a responsible position with the Southern Pacific Railroad at Algiers, La. Their intentions are to visit the bride’s home during Mr. QUICK’s vacation in the latter part of the summer.

- Gone to his Reward: W.H. (Uncle Billy) White, one of the most highly esteemed business men and citizens in Kinmundy, quietly passed away Tuesday morning at 6:20 o’clock, of pneumonia, after an illness of about eight days, aged 69 years, 6 months, and 26 days. The funeral service was held at the M.E. church south this afternoon at 2:30 o’clock conducted by Presiding Elder J.W. WESTCOTT of Xenia, assisted by Rev. J.H. BALLANCE of the M.E. Church South, and Rev. H.C. SHARP of the C.P. Church. The burial service was conducted by Kinmundy Lodge No. 398 A.F. & A.M., Rosedale Lodge No. 371 D. of R.; of which Orders he was an honored member. The deceased leaves a wife, one daughter, Mrs. Anna FROST, and a granddaughter, Mrs. Gail FROST RAY, and hundreds of warm friends in this city to mourn his departure. The sorrowing ones have the sympathy of all.

- BRUMBAUGH - GRAVES: John P. BRUMBAUGH, a well known traveling man of Mt. Vernon, and Miss Lotta GRAVES, of this city, were married in the parlor of the Grand Central Hotel in Mt. Vernon last Friday, Police Magistrate Samuel COOPER, officiating. The newly wedded pair will reside in this city and make their home with the bride’s mother, Mrs. Clara GRAVES.

- Frost SPILLMAN left Monday evening for St. Louis, where he met Miss Beula EAGAN on her return from Denver, Colo., and on Tuesday afternoon they were united in marriage and returned to this city Tuesday night. The wedding was quite a surprise to their many friends.

- W.H. MORRIS, who is employed in the HULL department store at Salem, has moved his family to that place to side.

- H.P. WINKS of Alma was in this city Saturday on business.

- Clyde B. CAMERER and J. Ben MORGAN, who are attending medical college in St. Louis, returned home Thursday night and visited till Sunday with their parents.

- Farina Express: Mrs. GANT and Mrs. Hattie MAXON went to Alma Sunday to see their sister, Emogene FORD, who was reported very ill with pneumonia.

- John FORD, of Murdock, was in this city yesterday greeting old friends.

- For the best oysters ever brought to Kinmundy try the "Selects", at the City Restaurant. Same price paid for others elsewhere.

- Mrs. Hattie COCKRELL, widow of Felix G. COCKRELL, died at the home of her son, Art COCKRELL in Meacham twp., last Monday night after a prolonged illness. She went to Olney several weeks ago to receive treatment, but medical skill could not save her. The funeral was held at the residence of James COCKRELL yesterday afternoon conducted by Rev. J.H. BALLANCE and interment made in Cockrell Cemetery.

- Sam ROBB has purchased the W.H. MEEKS farm, two miles north west of town. The farm comprises 55 acres and the purchase price was $45 per acre.

March 7, 1907:

- A Quiet Wedding: Mr. Albert G. PORTER, youngest son of Mrs. R.F. PORTER, and Miss Maud L. WEST, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.H. WEST, both of this city, were married last Sunday evening at the home of and by Rev. J.H. WILEY. After the ceremony the happy couple went to the home of the groom’s mother, where they will reside for a short time when they expect to remove from our city. The contracting parties are both prominent and respect young people of Kinmundy and their many friends hope they will decide to make Kinmundy their home. On Monday night the Pythian Sisters, of which the bride was a member, gave them a serenade and spent a few social hours with the bride and groom. Refreshments were served.

- Temperance Meeting: There will be a meeting at the K. of P. hall in the interest of the Temperance cause Friday night March 8th, at 7:30 p.m. Hon. W.D. ELWELL, one of the State Field Workers, will deliver an address. There will be music by a male quartet. A full attendance is requested. All interested in temperance should not fail to attend. Admission free.

- Obituary: Mrs. Harriett P. COCKRELL, daughter of Catherine and Henry RICHARDSON, was born in Meacham twp., Jan. 16, 1857, and died at her home Feb. 25, 1907, aged 50 years, 1 month and 9 days. She was married to F.G. COCKRELL, Jr. in 1876. To this union was born 2 sons and 1 daughter, Waldo, Arthur, and Mrs. Nellie HOWELL. Her husband preceded her to the other world Aug. 9, 1901. While she never identified herself with any church, she was a very kind and generous woman, giving as much as $10 at a time to the church. She began to fail last August and gradually grew weaker. She was stricken with LaGrippe and not having the strength to battle with it, she was called home to live with the happy throng who had gone on before. She leaves one sister, two brothers, three children and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn their loss. The funeral was held at the residence of James COCKRELL, conducted by Rev. J.H. BALLANCE and the remains laid to rest in the Cockrell Cemetery to await the final resurrection morn.

- The relatives and friends of Mrs. Mary B. EAGAN celebrated the 75th anniversary of her birth Monday by spending the day with her at her home. A splendid dinner was served and the day enjoyed by all.

- The Farina Express: Mrs. GANT has returned from Alma where she has been for some time with her sick sister, Mrs. FORD. The latter is reported improving.

- Advertisement: First National Bank; Capital Stock $50,000.00; Surplus $5000.00. Do a General Banking Business. Collections Given Special Attention. Your Patronage Solicited. A.W. SONGER, Pres.; Wm. MORRIS, Vice Pres.; R.P. McBRYDE, Cashier; R.W. WALTERS, Book keeper; Nellie SCHERMERHORN, Ass’t; Directors - A.W. SONGER, F.A. PRUETT, J.F. HOWE, Wm. MORRIS, J. NELSON, Aug. BORCHELT, R.P. McBRYDE.

March 14, 1907:

- Two Sisters Called Hence: On Feb. 24, 1907, two sisters, Mrs. M.C. RICHARDSON and Mrs. H.A. WILKINSON, took sick with chills and fever, which culminated in pneumonia, terminating in death. The call came to Mrs. RICHARDSON at 8:15 p.m., March 1st, and to Mrs. WILKINSON at 1:00 a.m. March 2nd, only 4 1/4 hours difference of time in the call. Mahulda Catharine NICHOLS was born March 18, 1829, was married to Lawrey JONES at the age of 16 years. To them was born three children, one of whom survives. At the age of 25 years, she was again married to Henry RICHARDSON. To them were born six children, two of whom survive. At the age of 38 years, she was left a widow. Harriet Ann NICHOLS was born Sept. 6th, 1834, was married to Charles BURK at the age of 17 years. To them was born one child who still survives. At the age of 21 years she was again married to Henry C. WILKINSON. To them were born 7 children, two of whom survive. At the age of 43 years, she was left a widow. These two sisters "Aunt Kitty" and "Aunt Harriet" as they were so well known, spent the greater part of their lives in the embrace of the M.E. Church South, where they remained faithful and loyal until death called them home. They manifested unusual attachment for each other and their lives were peculiarly linked together. About 10 years ago they each experienced the loss of their homes by fire, and after moving about for a period of time, the RICHARDSON home was rebuilt, and they were spending the winter there together when this sickness came upon them. There are left to mourn their demise, two brothers: Thomas and William NICHOLS; six children, J.S. JONES, Mrs. Maggie ALLEN, James N. RICHARDSON, W.T. WILKINSON; Mrs. Margaret COCKRELL, and Mrs. Sadie E. SEE; thirty-five grandchildren, and fifteen great-grandchildren and hosts of friends. The funeral services were held at the Union Church Sunday conducted by Rev. J.H. BALLANCE, assisted by Rev. W.J. SIMER. The body of Mrs. RICHARDSON was laid to rest in Elder Cemetery, that of Mrs. WILKINSON was laid beside her last husband in the COCKRELL Cemetery. Blest be the tie that binds; Our hearts in Christian Love; The fellowship of kindred minds; Is like that above. When we asunder part; It gives us inward pain; But we shall still be joined in heart; and hope to meet again.

- 1906 Losses: The following were the losses paid by the Township Mutual Insurance Company in 1906: Jan. 27, John SHEPARD, hay - $8; Mar 19, W.H. LESEMAN, steer killed - $10; Apr 7, C.E. HANKS, household goods - $17; May 9, F.A. HEADLY, barn & cont’s - $234; May 29, J.W. THOMPSON, barn & cont's  - $402; Aug. 3, J.A. GAMBLE, house & cont’s - $219; Aug. 22, T. GARRETT, horse killed - $21.85; Aug. 29, A.H. LACEY, hay - $4.64; Sept. 13, D. MANGNER, horse killed - $62; Sept. 15, N.J. LUTS, hay - $14; Nov. 9, H.F. MILLICAN - $310; Dec. 26, Isaac HITE, steer killed - $20; Total = $1122.49

- WILKINSON-DENNISON: A quiet wedding took place at the M.E. parsonage Wed. morning March 13, 1907, the contracting parties being Mr. Claude E. WILKINSON and Miss Estelle DENNISON. The wedding was to have occurred on Tuesday evening previous, but on account of the rain and unfavorable condition of the roads, it was thought best to postpone the ceremony till Wed. morning. Rev. J.B. CUMMINS was the officiating minister. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W.T. WILKINSON, and is a prosperous young farmer and school teacher and has a home, two miles south of this city, prepared for his bride. The bride is the youngest daughter of Mrs. A.A. DENNISON, residing two miles east of this city, and is a graduate of the Kinmundy High School and is a talented and highly respected young lady. Their many friends wish them a long and happy married life.

- The Alma Express: Roy GREGORY has moved his restaurant into the building lately vacated by H.P. WINKS.

- The Alma Express: The McNEILL and ALLMON millinery stock in now snugly housed in the C.D. TOMLINSON building.

- The Alma Express: Ed FORD has pneumonia.

- The Farina Express: ______ WOODKY died Saturday and the funeral was Monday.

- The Farina Express: Horace CRANDALL, who has been some time sick at the home of Mrs. Lorinday VINCENT, has sufficiently to return home.

- Misses Anna and Amelia ROBB spent last Sunday in Loogootee with their uncle, King HENRY, and assisted in celebrating their great Grandmother HENRY’s 92nd birthday.

- Grandma MORGAN, aged 74 years, died at her home in Fosterburg Monday morning at 10 o’clock.

- Jerry WILLIAMS returned to his home in Marshaltown, Ia., last Saturday after a weeks visit southeast of here with his parents, Alex WILLIAMS and wife. It has been about 20 years since he left Kinmundy and this was his first visit back to the old home town.

- Advertisement: Opening Sale of Millenary, Spring Jackets, Silks, Dress Goods, Embroideries and Laces, Saturday, March 23rd. This will give you time to have your hats trimmed before Easter if we do not have enough for all. WE will tell you more about his later. Don’t buy without seeing our new goods. M.A. SONGER. The Bargain Giver.

March 21, 1907:

- Sunday night about 8 o’clock a small fire occurred at the residence of Mrs. R.E. PRUETT and a small hole was burned in the roof before the flames were extinguished.

- The Alma Express: Charley HARVEY died Tuesday of pneumonia fever at the age of 15 years. The funeral service was held Wednesday at the M.E. church, conducted by Rev. H.A. CARLIN and the body laid to rest in the Wilson cemetery.

- The Alma Express: R.D. APPLEMAN, brother of P.D. APPLEMAN and Mrs. G.W. STATTON, lied Tuesday night at the home of G.W. STATTON. The body was taken to Atlantic, Iowa, for interment.

- The Alma Express: Mrs. Mary L. WINKS’ condition is improving.

- The Alma Express: Ed FORD is up again.

- The Alma Express: Our school closed yesterday. We have had a very successful school this term and our teachers, J.O. PURDUE, Misses Nora MYERS, and Clemmie WHITTENBURG, deserve great praise from our people for this success.

- The Farina Express: _______ SATTERLEE died last Saturday, and was buried Sunday.

- Mrs. Isabelle MORGAN: Mrs. Isabelle MORGAN died at her home in Foster Monday, March 11th, 1907, after a brief illness, at the age of 73 years, 10 months, and 16 days. She was a good woman, loved and respected by all who knew her. The greater part of her life has been a religious life, her entire life has been one of devotion to her family. Her death has cast a gloom over the community wand brought deep sorrow to the family circle. After religious services at her late residence of Wednesday March 13th her remains were laid to rest at Sandy Branch.

March 28, 1907:

- A Horse Thief: This morning some fellow went to the barn of James K. RAINEY, about 5 miles south of this city, and stole a large bay mare with a blaze face. He took the mare to Grant HARVEY’s and there procured a buggy and harness. The rig was tracked through the mud of some distance and about 6:30 the fellow drove through Kinmundy and went east. About 7 o’clock Constable RHOADS and Grant HARVEY arrived here and followed the trail to Farina, and were misled by being told the fellow had gone east. Later it was discovered that the fellow had north from Farina and Mr. RHOADS secured another team and made a new start, but by this time the fellow was almost two hours in the lead. Six miles north of Farina he tried to trade the stolen horse to a farm hand, but he failed to make a dicker. The telephones were kept busy and people were on the lookout and as the fellow was driving into Altamont he was captured, and it is supposed that he will be taken to Salem this evening and landed in jail. The fellow is reported to be quite young and from the course he took, he certainly must be an amateur. Mr. RAINEY says he had much better horses in the barn and he can’t understand why he took this one.

- Mrs. Marion BRANSON: died at her home in this city Sunday morning at 7:25 of consumption, aged 24 years, 7 months, and ___ days. The funeral service was held at the Baptist Church Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock conducted by Rev. J.R. KELLEY. She leaves a husband, three children and a host of relatives and friends to mourn her departure. The bereaved ones have the sympathy of all.

- E.G. FORD came up from Alma last Friday on business.

- JONES-CLOW: Mr. Eli JONES, son of Mr. and Mrs. M.L. JONES, and Miss Grace CLOW, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. CLOW, were united in marriage last Saturday evening at 7 o’clock at the M.E. parsonage, Rev. J.B. CUMMINS officiating. Both these young people reside in Kinmundy and are well known and highly respected by everybody. The wedding was quite a surprise to their many friends, but all join in wishing that their lives may be long and happy.

- The Alma Express: H.P. WINKS has moved to the MAULDING house.

- The Farina Express: Eugene FORD and wife and Mrs. Emogene FORD were visiting at brother GANT’s Monday.

- The Farina Express: Clifford MAXON’s baby died.

- The Farina Express: Married at the residence of the grooms mother, Mrs. M. FOGLER who resides two and one-half miles east of Farina, last Friday evening at 8 o’clock by Rev. S.B. BASCOM, Mr. Fred FOGLER and Miss Anna B. MAY, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. MAY, of our city. These young people are well and favorably known in our community and the best wishes for a happy life accompany them in their important step.

- A telegram was received here Saturday night from Mrs. C.J. RYAN, of St. Louis, announcing the death of her daughter, Mrs. H.H. HILL of Casey, who was in a hospital in St. Louis receiving treatment. The funeral was held Monday and interment made in the Calvary cemetery. Mrs. HILL, formerly Miss Cleta RYAN, was well known in Kinmundy by everybody and her death was a great surprise to all.

April 4, 1907:

- Mrs. Mary ATKINS passed to her reward on Saturday, March 29th, 1907, aged 77 years, 9 months and 7 days. She was converted in a camp meeting held at Sandy Branch in 1845 and has lived a noble Christian life. She was married to Nathan ATKINS in the same year. She was an honored member of the M.E. church South of the North Fork class. A large congregation attended the funeral services which were held on Sunday, March 30th, from her late residence after which the body was laid to rest in Sandy Branch. Rev. J.H. BALLANCE.

- Mrs. Marion BRANSON: Mrs. Mattie BRANSON, wife of Marion BRANSON, died at her home in Kinmundy, on Sunday morning, March 24, 1907, at the age of 24 years, 7 months. She professed faith in Christ at the age of 14 years and united with the Baptist church at Kinmundy and lived a consistent Christian life to the day of her death. She leaves a husband, 3 children, a mother, 6 brothers, 2 sisters and a host of friends to mourn their loss. May the Lord bless and comfort the bereaved ones and may they look forward to that day when they will meet her in a Home where there will be no sad partings. Not for the dead in Christ we weep; Their sorrows now o’er; The sea is calm, the tempest past; On that eternal shore. Their peace is sealed, their rest is sure; Within that better Home; Awhile we weep and linger here; Then follow to the tomb. Rev. J.R. KELLEY.

- The Township Election:

For Supervisor: Ben PHILLIPS, dem. - 173; T.M. SMITH, rep. - 208

For Town Clerk: D.C. BEAVER, dem. - 246

For Assessor: Chas. METZGER, dem - 214; Ernest SCHERMERHORN, rep. - 155

For Collector: Marion BRANSON, dem - 268; Ellis WOLFE, rep. - 84

For Com. of Highways: O. SEE, dem. - 198; Chas. JOHNSON, rep. - 155

For Trustee of Schools: R.M. ATKINS, dem. - 198; Henry JACKSON, rep. - 166

Meacham Township:

For Supervisor: F. BOUSEMAN, dem. - 54; M. SCHEFFER, soc. - 61

For Assessor: James PHILLIPS, dem - 58; R. MISSELBROOK, soc. - 58

For Collector: M. BOYD, dem - 57; D. WILKINSON, soc. - 58

For Com. of Highways, 3 years: Dan MANGNER, dem. - 50; Thos. WADE, soc. - 65

To Fill Vacancy: A.G. SCHWABE, dem. - 57; John SLAGLEY, soc. - 57

For Trustee of Schools, 3 years: Samuel PUFFER, dem. - 55;

W.J. JACKSON, soc. - 60

To Fill Vacancy: N.T. COURSON, dem. - 54; Chas. ALLEN, soc. - 59

- My School Days by Marie COCKRELL. The following is a paper written by the undersigned and read at the Literary Society at Maple Grove school house, and published by the request of the members and not of the writer: When I was seven years old I started to school in a log house down on the COCKRELL farm, the dimensions were about 14x14 feet, made of hewed logs and poles with the bark left on for the rafters. The floor was made of logs split open and smoothed with what we call puncheons. Clab-boards were used for roof. The windows (there was but one) the panes were 8x10 inches and in a long row which could not be raised nor lowered. The desk was one wide plank set slanting under the window; I don’t know where it came from but suppose it was haled from St. Louis in a wagon. The seats were logs split into and holes bored in the ends and sticks put in for legs. Some of the legs were too short and would almost drop out. Some mischievous boy would kick the legs out and we would fall over onto the floor; but woe unto that boy if the teacher found him out, but we never told on each other for we know how hard he would whip. I think that in the spring, as soon as he was employed he would cut a good supply of switches and lay up to season, at any rate he always had them on hand when school began. There is not a child nor hog house in Meacham twp but that is warmer than that old house. Sometimes when the girls would go home with each other to spend the night part of the past time would be used sitting on the floor doctoring frozen feet. We had one book and that was Wester’s Elementary speller. I remember one girl I loved to sit by. When the teacher would call us out to use the hickory on us, she would beg and say "Mr. VANCAMP, don’t whip us this time and we won’t do so again." Sometimes it would touch the old man’s heart and he wouldn’t whip us that time. There was one man who purchased his daughter a reader and how we did envy her new book. I went home and said to my father, "Pa, Savilla BOSTON has a reader, now I would like to have one." He said to me, "now you just study that spelling book and if you learn all there is in it, you will do mighty well." Then that settled the question and we did not argue any farther for our parents and teachers word was law. Some of the old sayings you hear now originated from that old house and the old book. One is "he makes them toe the mark." When we went out on the floor to spell, the teacher would make us stand along in a row and put or toes on a crack in the floor, where the puncheon liked about an inch coming together. Hence, he makes them toe the mark. The pictures were over at the back of the book and when we got to them we thought we were about ready to graduate. Beyond the pictures were some definitions which we called grammar. If someone had mentioned a writing tablet, we would not have known what that meant. There were a few boys about the age of 18 or 19 years got an Arithmetic; don’t know how they got it unless they caught rabbits and sent it to St. Louis. In speaking of that study, we would say they were ciphering. When two or three would sit by that desk, it would darken the room so the teacher would be obliged to open the door in order that we might see. I don’t know whether we had the free school system then or not, I am just writing from memory. Some of the schools were subscription and would be held in summer. In the afternoon we would move the seats out on the east side of the house (it was so hot inside), to study our lessons. One afternoon we had moved out and for some small offense the teacher whipped a little girl across the shoulders (the dress being low necked) until the blood ran down. At another time he was shipping a boy and missed him and hit a book that was lying open and cut it’s leaves in two. There was one teacher who was a little more up-to-date and thought we should have books. The parents refusing to get them, he made some remark about our ignorance, and an old man, probably a director, heard it and come to school and gave the teacher such a scolding and talked so loud that I never will forget it, and when he had gone, the teacher cried. He then organized us into A, B, and C spelling classes. WE would stand up in a row and spell the words on the book and then the teacher would pronounce the words and we would spell. Then we would have what we called the spelling lesson. If any one was caught studying that lesson until the teacher told us, he was seriously punished. When he announced the time to study the spelling lesson, we would study aloud. I suppose he had to put in his time some way. I could write pages of my school days, but for fear of tiring you, I will pass on down to 1860. A school house was built where the YOUNG school house now stands. The first morning I went to that house, the light fairly dazzled my eyes being so accustomed to the old dark one. One younger member of the family went home and said, "Pa, it has a window on every side and a little window over the door (meaning the transom). I went to that school but very little for we moved back into the rural district. I suppose it was getting to much enlightened for us. In 1864, I was furnished a full set of books, arithmetic, geography, grammar, and so on, the first I had every owned. I was then 17 years old. I went six months without missing a day. Then in 1865, four rooms of the school house that now stands in Kinmundy, were built. I attended 7 months, then in the spring of ‘66, I rode to Salem in the big wagon to take examination for certificate. We just had two ways of conveyance then, in the wagon or on horseback, we did not have surries, buggies, automobiles, and such. The examination was in keeping with other things. Hugh MOORE was county commissioner, as we called it then. He and another Mr. MOORE at whose house the examination was held, asked us if we had a school and a few other questions and gave us a second grade certificate. Then the 1st of April, I began my school. How dignified I felt when I saw those children come walking in with that old speller. I knew I could teach that school, but why shouldn’t I when I had attended school 7 years with no other book. I knew it from one cover to the other, could spell whole columns without it being given out, as we called it then. There was one man in the district who sent six children to school with one book and they depended on studying with the other pupils, but the parents sent me word that he was as able to buy books as they were and not to allow them to study with their children. Now children, note the difference in your school days and mine. Marie COCKRELL.

- Born to Mr. and Mrs. C.C. DAVIS at Jackson Center, O., March 31, a fine boy. Mrs. DAVIS was formerly Miss Maggie BARBEE of this city.

- Jacob YUNG, of St. Louis, arrived in this city last Thursday evening to spend a few days with his brother, Fred YUNG, residing west of this city. The brothers separated 41 years ago in the old country, and this was their first meeting since the separation and it is useless to say it was a happy one.

- Advertisement: R.A. LAMAR, Contractor of Concrete and Brick Work.

April 11, 1907:

- Amy D. REYNOLDS, the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Will D. REYNOLDS, died at the home of his grandfather, D.L. TYNER, Mason, Ill., Sunday, April 7, 1907, at 2 p.m., aged 18 years, 4 months, and 22 days. The funeral service was held at the Methodist church Wednesday afternoon at one o’clock conducted by Rev. J.E. BURK, assisted by Rev. C.E. BOVARD. Amy D. was a Kinmundy boy and spent the greater portion of his life here. A few years ago he went to Chicago and accepted a position in a railroad office where he remained till a few months ago when he was stricken with typhoid fever, and after he partially recovered he was brought to Mason and seemed to be getting along nicely and two weeks ago he visited here a few days. Upon returning to Mason he took a relapse which resulted in his death. He was a very bright and industrious young man and his death was quite a shock to all.

- Mrs. Homer HILL: It is with much sadness we record the death of Mrs. Homer HILL of Casey, Ill. She was formerly Miss Cleda RYAN of Kinmundy, where she leaves many friends to mourn her death which occurred at St. John’s Hospital in St. Louis, on March 23d after a painful illness of six weeks. Although a great sufferer she always had a smile and an encouraging word for all. When informed by her physicians that an operation was necessary she submitted willingly in hopes to regain her health. She longed to live for the sake of her little Harry and her husband. Dr. RAINER performed the operation on Saturday March 17th after which she seemed to improve for two days, then grew worse in spite of all that loving hands could do, passed peacefully to rest on Saturday the 23d aged 19 years and 17 days. The funeral was held from the home of her sister, Mrs. Wm. DORR, on Tuesday, the 26th. The beautiful white casket was covered with many pretty floral designs, showing the love of her many friends. A lovely white dove on a crown rested at the head of the casket, a harp, a large wreath, pillows with "Our Dear Cleda", "Our Dear Sister", and "At Rest", also many cut flowers. Cleda was a sweet girl and to know her was to love her. She leaves a husband, a little son, father, mother, 2 sisters, and 1 brother to mourn their loss. Her aunt, Mrs. Carrie E. SCHULTZ of Syracuse, and friends from Casey, attended the funeral. Interment at Calvary Cemetery, St. Louis. The bereaved family, especially the husband and little son have the sympathy of all. A Friend.

- Mrs. W.A. MAXWELL: After weeks of suffering and pain Mrs. Catherine MAXWELL, died at her home in this city on Friday, April 8, 1907, aged 43 years, 8 months, and 4 days. She was married to Wm. MAXWELL, April 30, 1885, who with three children, an aged mother, two brothers and four sisters survive her. She became identified with the M.E. church South in 1896. The funeral service was held at the M.E. Church South on Saturday, April 9th, conducted by Rev. J.H. BALLANCE assisted by Rev. J.B. CUMMINS after which the body was laid to rest in the city cemetery.

- The Burglars Escaped: Last Thursday night, burglars entered the general store of A. BRAUER & Co., at St. Peter, and escaped with about $600. They entered thru a back door and used tools taken from the C. & E.I. section house with which to gain admission. Mr. BRAUER had quite a large safe and it was blown open and the contents taken. About $60 of the amount was postal funds as the postoffice is kept in the rear of the store. No one heard the explosion and it is not known what hour of the night the robbery occurred and it was not discovered till the store was opened Friday morning. The news of the robbery was telephoned to all the neighboring towns and a reward of $125 offered for the capture of the burglars. The blood hounds of St. Elmo were sent for and upon their arrival they soon took up the trail and followed it to the Illinois Central railroad just south of Farina where they lost it and it is supposed at this place the burglars had caught a passing freight train. Up to this time nothing has been heard to cause the arrest of any one and it is not likely the guilty ones will ever be apprehended.

- The Farina News: Fine little girl born at Silas WHITTEMORE’s last week.

- The Farina News: Joe GING is reported doing well in the hospital, having undergone a successful operation for appendicitis.

- Thomas WILLIAMS, of Alma, died Sunday night, aged 57 years. The funeral was held in Alma Tuesday and interment made in Kinmundy cemetery.

- Chris CHRISTENSEN, the young man who stole the horse of J.K. RAINEY and the buggy and harness of Grant HARVEY, has been released from the Salem jail and returned to his home in Clarksville, Ia. His father arrived here last week and put up a cash bond ($500) and took the boy home with him. The father was a well to do farmer and quite an extensive land owner and it is probably the boy will never appear for trial.

April 18, 1907:

- City Election:


For Mayor: G.L. EAGAN, Ind. - 42; C.F. PRUETT, Anti-License - 55

For City Clerk: C.S. NEIL, Ind. - 69

For City Treas.: E.A. SNELLING, Ind. - 41; R.W. WALTERS, Anti-Lic. - 42

For City Attorney: E.C. HUGGINS, Ind. - 61

For Police Magistrate: W.G. WILSON, Ind. - 55; J.W. HAWORTH, Ind. - 24

For Alderman (Long Term): J.W. SANDERS, Ind. - 35; W.W. LOWE, Anti-Lic. - 46

(To Fill Vacancy): J.F. REEDER, Ind. - 48; Martin ALLEN, Anti-Lic. - 31

The proposition: For - 53; Against - 38 (to borrow $1400 for the purpose of erecting a Fire Engine House and suitable room for Council Chamber: the city to issue bonds seven in number, each for $200, payable in 1,2,3,4,5,6,7, years respectively, same to bear interest at the rate of 6% per annum, payable annually)


For Mayor: G.L. EAGAN, Ind. - 36; C.F. PRUETT, Anti-License - 34

For City Clerk: C.S. NEIL, Ind. - 39

For City Treas.: E.A. SNELLING, Ind. - 39; R.W. WALTERS, Anti-Lic. - 25

For City Attorney: E.C. HUGGINS, Ind. - 48

For Police Magistrate: W.G. WILSON, Ind. - 37; J.W. HAWORTH, Ind. - 25

For Alderman: A.M. YOUNG, Ind. - 40

The proposition: For - 40; Against - 27


For Mayor: G.L. EAGAN, Ind. - 35; C.F. PRUETT, Anti-License - 42

For City Clerk: C.S. NEIL, Ind. - 36

For City Treas.: E.A. SNELLING, Ind. - 35; R.W. WALTERS, Anti-Lic. - 40

For City Attorney: E.C. HUGGINS, Ind. - 45

For Police Magistrate: W.G. WILSON, Ind. - 53; J.W. HAWORTH, Ind. - 15

For Alderman: H.E. MINER, Ind. - 45; W.E. BROWN, Anti-Lic. - 41

The proposition: For - 43; Against - 32


G.L. EAGAN - 113; C.F. PRUETT - 131

C.S. NEIL - 144

E.A. SNELLING - 115; R.W. WALTERS - 107

E.C. HUGGINS - 154;

W.G. WILSON - 145; J.W. HAWORTH - 64

For Proposition - 136; Against Proposition - 97

- The village of Alma elected the entire anti-license ticket.

- The Alma Express: R.F. WYATT and wife are the proud parents of a baby boy.

- The Alma Express: The Hoodlum ticket won in Alma Tuesday, Dr. S.L. LASWELL, Pres.; J.F. BROWN, O.M. GAFFANY, J.G. DAY, Trustees; T.B. McCARTAN, Attorney; C.D. TOMLINSON, Treas. The paramount issue was "Shall chickens run at large or not." "They shall" was the verdict by 5 majority.

- Last Saturday Charles THORNTON, residing southeast of town, suffered the loss of an eye while building a barb wire fence. The wire was being tightened and the stretchers skipped and the barb struck him in the eye.

- Tuesday morning, J.W. WILSON suffered quite a severe burn on the face and hands while building a fire in the stove at the store. The fire had been banked the night before with fine coal or slack and the accumulated gas exploded in his face. It is probable that his glasses saved his eyes.

April 25, 1907:

- Clark HAMMER Dead: It was a great shock to our citizens yesterday morning when it was learned that Clark W. HAMMER had passed away that morning at 1:30 of congestion. He spent Sunday at home with his family and returned to his work in Salem Monday morning and he became ill while on the train. He went from the train to his room and a physician was called and he gradually grew worse till death relieved him of his suffering. The body arrived here yesterday morning on the C. & E.I. and was taken to his home, from where the funeral was held this afternoon at 2 o’clock, conducted by Rev. J.B. CUMMINS. He died at the age of 47 years and 3 months and leaves an aged mother, 5 small children, and a host of other relatives to mourn their loss. The bereaved ones have the entire sympathy of all.

- 88th Mile Post: Yesterday was the 88th birthday of Dr. A.J.G. HALL of this city, and the day was observed by the Dr. in his usual custom of giving a dinner to his friends. At the noon hour, thirty or more of his male friends by special invitation gathered at his home and enjoyed a fine dinner. An hour or more was spent with the host after which all departed wishing him many more birthday anniversaries. Many presents were given him in honor of the event. Mr. HALL enjoys unusually good health for one of his age and he bids fair to pass the hundred mark. He has resided in Kinmundy almost 40 years and all during that time it has been his custom to celebrate his natal day.

- SEE-MEREDITH: On Tuesday evening, April 16th, at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.B. MEREDITH, five miles north of Farmer City, Ill., occurred the marriage of their daughter Ella, to Ellis L. SEE. The groom is the son of M.H. SEE of Kinmundy his mother having died some time ago. He is an amiable and industrious young man while the bride he has won belongs to a respected family of good character. The ceremony was performed at 8 o’clock by Rev. Lee Anna STARR of the M.P. church, Farmer City, in the presence of about 50 guests. Immediately after the congratulations, they were invited to surround the table and delicious refreshments were served. After supper the time was spent in witty conversation and merry laughter. The occasion was especially a novelty on account of day being the anniversary of the bride’s parents. The bride wore a pretty dress of white material and carried a beautiful bouquet of pink and white carnations while the groom wore the conventional black. At a late hour the guests departed for their homes wishing Mr. and Mrs. SEE, a happy and prosperous journey over the great sea of matrimony. They will reside with the brides’ parents for awhile and then expect to make Kansas their home. - Farmer City Journal.

- A message was received here last Friday stating that O.L. EIKENBERRY died that morning at Corning, California, where he went a few weeks ago for his health. He leaves a wife and two small children who have the heartfelt sympathy of every citizen in Kinmundy.

May 2, 1907:

- Clark W. HAMMER: Was born near Alma, Ill., in Marion County, on Jan. 25, 1860, and died in Salem April 24, 1907, aged 47 years and 3 months. At the age of 21 he took up his residence in Kansas where he was employed as deputy postmaster for some years. From there he removed to Battle Creek, Mich., where he worked in the employ of a street car company as motorman. Afterwards, he returned to Illinois and settled at Saylor Springs at which place he worked at the baker’s trade for some time. His last residence was in Kinmundy, where he moved some seven years ago. For the last three years he had been employed by Chas. L. McMACKIN of Salem, at which place he was at work at the time of his death. He was united in marriage to Miss Cora PRICE about 17 years ago. To this union five children were born three boys and two girls, all of whom survive their parents, the mother having passed away in January 1900, and lites buried in the Kinmundy Cemetery. Mr. HAMMER was a good citizen was greatly beloved by his family. He leaves to mourn their loss five children, Glen, Charles, Paul, Beatrice, and Clara, an aged mother, three brothers, and a host of friends.

- The WARREN Banking Co.: We will open our new bank for business next Saturday, May 4. This bank will be known as the Warren Private Bank with $50,000 as security, including between seven and eight hundred acres of land and the balance in notes, mortgages, and other personal property. The object of this bank is to receive money on deposit, to loan and collect money, and to do a general banking business. Those who deposit money with us get free exchange. We will pay 2% on time deposits where we can use the money. Bear in mind that this land and other private room and parties having business to transact come in and see us and feel at home. We invite everybody to come in and see us and examine our safe and rooms. If you see fit to give us a share of your business we will appreciate the favor and try and treat you right. We own our own property, made our money here and expect to stay here. The stockholders are Harry L. WARREN, Charlie W. WARREN, and Henry WARREN. The WARREN Banking Co.

- Honor a Veteran: This being the 74th anniversary of Comrade B.E. BALDWIN’s birth, the G.A.R. Post No. 52, thought it a worthy cause to celebrate. Commander YOUNG called a special meeting of the post on Monday evening at 8:40. The commander called the meeting to order and a rousing song by the W.R.C. set the ball to rolling. Comrade C.D. SPENCER was chosen to make the presentation speech and at the proper time, a large fine rocking chair was brought forth and Comrade BALDWIN was called to come forward and accept it as a token of love and respect from the G.A.R. post of Hoquain. Bro. BALDWIN was taken completely by surprise, but was able to return thanks and sit down in the chair. The evening was filled in with an impromptu program - an original poem by Mrs. HARRIS, singing and other things too numerous to mention. The ladies of the W.R.C. had a nice lunch prepared which was served for a windup and all went home happy especially Comrade BALDWIN - Gray’s Harbor, Washingtonian, Hoquian, Wash., April 23. (Mr. BALDWIN, with his family, formerly raised here, where he has many friends who will be glad to hear from him.)

- The Farina Express: Wednesday was the 6th anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. John RUSSELL’s marriage and they celebrated eating pie, cake and sardines.

- St. Peter Express: Henry GLUESENKAMP, Sr. died at his home in St. Peter last Thursday, April 25, at the age of 72 years, 6 months and 10 days. Mr. GLUESENKAMP was one of the old settlers. He was born in Hanover, Germany in 1834, and in 1840 he immigrated to this country and settled at Venedy, Ill. In 1876 he, with his family moved to St. Peter, where he lived until his death. The funeral service was held at the St. Peter Church Sunday afternoon at 2:30 conducted by two ministers, Rev. J. WITTE, German, and Rev. RUHLAND from Altamont, preaching in English. He was held in high esteem by the whole community, which was seen by the many attendants at the funeral it being the largest ever held at the St. Peter Church. He leaves a wife, 6 children, 14 grandchildren, and hosts of relatives and friends to mourn his departure. The bereaved ones have the sympathy of all.

- Invitations are out announcing the marriage of Geo. F. ROCKHOLD of Delphos, Kan., to Miss Doii Maud-Ette ERBERTRANT of Minneapolis, Kans., to take place May 15 at high noon.

- A telegram was received here yesterday announcing the death of Guy, the 18 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam WHITE of Danville.

- Advertisement: The White Feather Poultry Yards. W.H. SHRIVER, Proprietor. W.P. Rocks, W.P. Ducks, Breeding Stock for Sale, S.C. White Leghorns, Eggs for Hatching, A Second Hand Successful Hot Air Incubator; 260 egg size for sale cheap if taken at once. Kinmundy, Illinois.

May 9, 1907:

- A Respected Citizen: D.E. FISHER, a farmer residing 3 miles west of this city, died Monday morning at 4 o’clock, after being confined to his bed about a week, aged 52 years. Mr. FISHER had been ailing for years and he had used every effort to effect a cure but all failed. The funeral service was held at the family home Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock, conducted by Rev. J.H. BALLANCE after which the body was laid to rest in the Doolen Cemetery. The members of Tecumseh Camp M.W. of A. of which he was a member, attended the funeral in a body and had charge of the services at the grave.

- 80 Years Old: Last Sunday, May 5, a large crowd of relatives and friends gathered at the home of Henry STOCK and gave Grandma METZGER a pleasant surprise, it being her 80th birthday. All came with well filled baskets and at the dinner hour, all gathered at the table which was almost breaking down with good things to eat. She received many good and useful presents. She has a host of relatives among which are 21 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren. Those present from a distance were her two daughters, Mrs. Mary ROBB and Mrs. Kate BOCKELANN of Springfield. At a late hour all departed wishing Grandma many more returns of this day.

- Mrs. Arthur OSBORN: Lillie Ellen LAMONT, daughter of George W. and Susan LAMONT, was born in Washington county, Ark., June 27, 1885. She was converted when a child and lived a true Christian until death. She was united in marriage to Arthur C. OSBORN, Sept. 2, 1906, and fell asleep in Jesus the morning of May 3, 1907, at her home in Kinmundy, Illinois. She bore her affliction with patience and at no time did she murmur or complain. Her life was a blessing to all who knew her and none knew her but to love her, and none mentioned her name but to praise her. Such a life as she lived was a benediction to all and as we mourn our loss, Heaven rejoices over the gain and we look not into the grave for her, but to that city whose builder and maker is God. The remains were conveyed Sunday to the Presbyterian church in Farina at which place the funeral was conducted by Rev. Newton CAVENS at 2:30 p.m., amidst a large concourse of sorrowing friends and there it was seen that those who knew her best, loved her best. After the funeral her body was laid to rest in the beautiful cemetery at Farina to await the dawn of the resurrection morn. Her parents, one sister, a loving husband and a host of friends are left to mourn her early departure and we can only say "Sleep on beloved sleep and take thy rest; Lay down thy head upon thy Savior’s breast; We loved thee well, but Jesus loved thee best; Good night, good night, good night." - Newton Cavens.

- Wm. CRAIG Dead: William CRAIG, formerly of Kinmundy, but late of Delphos, Kansas, died at his home in that place on Wednesday, May first, of apoplexy, aged 54 years. Mr. CRAIG is a brother of Joseph CRAIG of Centralia, and is well and favorably known by Kinmundy citizens.

- Alma Man Passes Away: C.E. ("L") ALLMON, one of the prominent citizens and farmers residing at Alma, died Tuesday of pneumonia, after an illness of 8 days, aged 47 years. The funeral service was held yesterday and interment made in the Martin Cemetery.

- The Farina Express: Our school board has again secured the services of the tried and satisfactory teachers, Mrs. HOWARD, Misses Lena WELLS, and Lillian PARRILL.

- Mrs. James E. JONES of Edmond, Okla., arrived in this city Monday evening in answer to a telegram announcing the death of her father, D.E. FISHER.

- Geo. N. MORGAN of Chicago, arrived in this city Tuesday to attend the funeral of his brother-in-law, D.E. FISHER, and visit relatives.

- Mrs. Sarah BASSETT, an aged lady residing about eight miles west of this city, died Sunday night after an illness of several months. The funeral service was held yesterday afternoon at two o’clock.

May 16, 1907:

- Teachers Employed: The school board met Tuesday and Wednesday nights and elected the following teachers for the ensuing school year. No. 1 - Mrs. A.E.W. PRUETT; No. 2 - Evelyn KILLIE; No. 3 - Martha PRUETT; No. 4 - Pauline BAGOTT; No. 5 - Laura FISHER; No. 6 - Evangeline PARRILL; Supt. - M.A. THRASHER; Janitor - Eugene PRUETT.

- NIRIDER-SMITH: Mr. Gilbert M. NIRIDER, the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred J. NIRIDER and Miss Mattie, daughter of Thomas M. SMITH, of this city, were married in St. Louis last Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock, the Rev. J.L. BRANDT, Pastor of the First Christian Church officiating. The ceremony was performed at the home of Mrs. Mattie HOWELL, an aunt of the bride, and those who witnessed the ceremony were T.M. SMITH, Miss Pearl SEXTON, of Kinmundy; Miss DAVID of Flora; Mrs. Randolph SMITH, Mrs. Nora SMITH, Mrs. Dora BOND and daughter, Lou LITTLE and wife, Misses Minnie and Xemina SMITH, Wm. TAYLOR, and Mac HUMPHREY, of St. Louis. After the ceremony an excellent dinner was served. The bride and groom returned to Kinmundy Sunday night and are staying for a few days at her home. They expect to go to housekeeping by June the first in the FENSTER property, now occupied by F.W. KILLIE. On Monday night a jolly crowd of young people gave them a merry reception and many handsome and useful presents were received. Refreshments were served and all present enjoyed a pleasant evening. The couple are both highly esteemed young people and all join in wishing them a long, happy and prosperous married life.

- Annual Reception: The Alumni Association gave their annual reception Saturday night at the K. of P. hall and Orie H. WAINSCOTT, the only graduate, was given the solemn obligation of the Society and received in full membership. An excellent musical and literary program was rendered and the members and visitors present all enjoyed a pleasant evening.

- William F. HOWE: Infant son of Virgil and Myrtle HOWE was born May 21, 1905 and died May 13, 1907, aged 1 year, 11 months, and 23 days. A little time on earth was spent; When God an angel for him sent; And took him to the home above; To dwell in mansions full of love; Where never comes the aching heart; Where loved ones never more will part; Where shines the bright eternal day; Where Jesus wipes all tears away. Where the weary find eternal rest. Leaning on the Savior’s breast. With the angels around the throne; Little Floyd is now at home. The funeral was conducted at the home at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, after which his little body was laid to rest in the Kinmundy cemetery. We say to the bereaved loved ones, look to Jesus for comfort, for He it was who said "Suffer the little children to come unto me." - Newton CAVENS.

- David Eliha FISHER: David Eliha FISHER was born near Kinmundy, Marion County, Illinois Dec. 20, 1854. He was united in marriage with Elizabeth MORGAN on Feb. 28, 1877. To this union was born seven children, two of whom died in infancy. He professed faith in Christ about the year 1887 and united with the M.E. Church South. Several years ago, he became afflicted with asthma and sought relief from his affliction and suffering through medical skill, remedies recommended and by going to other climates, but alas, all could not avail and on Monday morning, May 6, 1907, about four o’clock the message came to this dear husband, precious father, loving brother, kind friend and neighbor. His death has brought deep sorrow to loved ones and casts a gloom over the entire community. Although a sufferer he was patient in suffering and seldom did he murmur or complain. He longed to get well and stay longer with those he loved on earth, but our heavenly Father, who doeth all things well, has seen best to take him from us, we therefore bow in submissions and say, Thy will be done. After a brief service at his late residence on Wed. May 8, 1907 at 10:30 a.m. his body was laid to rest in the Doolen Cemetery under the auspices of the Modern Woodmen which he was an honored and also charter member of Tecumseh Camp there to await the resurrection more. J.H. BALLANCE.

- Alonzo FRENCH has been appointed mail carrier on R.F.D. No. 1 vice J.T. BROWN resigned. The new carrier will assume his duties the 21st inst.

- Uncle "Billy" KITCHEN, of Omega, died Tuesday, aged 84 years.

- R.A. LAMAR, the concrete contractor is busily engaged with his force of men building a new concrete walk from NIRIDER’s drug store west to the WARREN bank corner.

- The I.C.R.R. has improved the appearance of their property here by installing three coal oil lamps - two on the depot platform and on the CRAIG crossing. It’s a valuable (!) improvement indeed.

- Advertisement: Don’t Fail to see the Banner Specials at T.M. SMITH’s. They are the Best Buggies made for the price.

May 23, 1907:

- A Change in Teachers: Believing that Miss Pauline BAGOTT will be most able to control Room 4, which is considered to be one of them most difficult rooms in the building to control, we have deemed it advisable to increase the salary of teacher in Room 4 to $40 per month and place Miss BAGOTT in charge. W.W. LOWE, Pres; L.R. DAVIS; Thos. BAGOTT; C.S. NEIL; J.P. WHITSON; J.H. NELMS; By N.A. RICE, Secy.

- The Barnum & Bailey Greatest Show on Earth exhibits at Centralia on May 29th. (*)

- The Farina Express: Harry CRANDALL has returned from a visit with his parents in Milton, Wis., and brought with him a number of beautiful Shetland ponies.

- Advertisement: Kinmundy Restaurant & Confectionary. C.L. WILLIAMS & L.J. LACEY, proprietors. We are still at the old stand and are better prepared to furnish our customers with pure ice cream, sherbets, ices & c. for socials. Fresh peanuts, salted and burnt peanuts, Bananas, oranges, lemons, Cocoanuts, fancy candies, tobacco and Cigars. Give us a call. 1st door south P.O.

- A new girl arrived at the home of Chas. KELLER and wife, east of town, Sunday afternoon.

May 30, 1907:

- Old Couple Married: William CAWREY and Mrs. Mattie BAUER, both of Sandoval, came to Salem last Thursday and were united in marriage by Justice T.W. WILLIAMS. The groom is sixty-eight years of age and his bride is a widow of fifty-five. After the ceremony the couple returned to Sandoval where they will make their home. They seemed as happy as any young couple who were ever married and illustrated once more that Cupid is no respecter of ages. - Salem Republican.

- Thos. STEEN Dead: Thomas STEEN, a former Kinmundy boy, died at his home in Springfield, Mo. yesterday morning of pneumonia, aged 29 years. He is a brother of Mrs. F.W. KILLIE, of this, and is well known by everybody. The sorrowing ones have the sympathy of all. The funeral services will be held in this city Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. F.W. KILLIE, after which interment will be made in the city cemetery.

- Chance for a Factory: Dr. SHRIGLEY of Boston, the owner of the Alma canning Plant, has made our citizens a proposition to erect a plant here, and if the proposition is accepted, the doctor wants to have the building and machinery ready for operation next year. Kinmundy has many advantages over other towns for a canning plant. We have two railroads, the soil here is adapted to tomato raising, help is plentiful. Our farmers are all very anxious for a canning factory as they have tried raising tomatoes and they are convinced there is good money in the crop - much more than raising corn and other grains, and at the same time it’s very beneficial to the land on which they are grown. Our citizens should get busy on this matter and locate the factory while Mrs. SHRIGLEY is in the notion and so he will have ample time to get his buildings, etc. in shape for next season. Don’t wait on the other fellow to do the work in this matter, but take a hand yourself and see that we get the cannery. This is an offer we may never get again.

- REEDER-BAKER: Lincoln REEDER, eldest son of J.F. REEDER, of this city, and Miss Jennie BAKER of Venice, Ill., were married in St. Louis on Wednesday, the 22d inst. They immediately went to housekeeping and will make their home in Venice where the groom has a good position. It is the wish of their many friends that their lives may be happily spent together.

June 6, 1907:

- A Narrow Escape: Monday afternoon about 4:30, Mrs. J.C. WILSON of Alma, had a narrow escape from death while crossing the railroad track north of the I.C. depot in this city. Mrs. WILSON had been visiting with her son, W.G. WILSON, in the north part of town and had been brought to the depot in a buggy to take the train to go home. She got out of the buggy on the crossing between the tracks and NIRIDER’s Drug Store and was going to the depot when the accident happened. The local freight was standing on the south bound main track and the train had been cut in two so as to leave the crossing open. The north end of the south half of the train was standing over the sidewalk and just as Mrs. WILSON was crossing behind this car the engine struck the cars and caused them to move north about four or five feet, and the bumper struck the aged lady in the side, knocking her down in the middle of the track with her head to the north with the car coming upon her. She was dragged from the track by Burgess BOLES of Alma and J.C. LAMBORN of this city, who happened to be close at hand when the accident occurred. I twas indeed a very close call and had the train backed a few feet farther she would have been crushed to death and probably cut to pieces. Her son, W.G. WILSON, arrived just as she was taken from under the end of the car and she was taken to the waiting room and he accompanied her to Alma and she was taken from the depot in a carriage. At this time it can’t be told whether or not her injuries are serious, but she is suffering with her hip, arm and side.

- Thomas McBryde STEEN: Was born in Oak Hill, Wilcox Co, Alabama, Oct. 15, 1875. He was the second of a family of six children, three sons and three daughters. He came to Illinois with his parents in 1885 and lived in Kinmundy till 1890, when he moved to Salem, his father, the late J.P. STEEN being elected treasurer of Marion county, where he resided til 1896, when he accepted a position with the Fred Harvey Co. in the Santa Fe dining car commissary, where he rapidly advanced himself and held the position of head store keeper and dining car inspector till 1902. He was again promoted and for several years was located in Texas as Traveling Auditor and Asst. Supt. of the Sante Fe Hotel and Eating Houses on the Southern Division of the Santa Fe system. He was made Supt. of their Hotel and Dining car service of the Frisco System with headquarters in Springfield, Mo. On Dec. 14, 1904, he was married to Miss Florence REED, of Rouceverte, West Va., and resided in Springfield til his death. It was while attending duties at Francis I.T., he contracted pneumonia, which developed into a serious stage. Upon his arrival home of May 18, he was seriously ill and continued so for about a week when he appeared to rally and seemed out of danger until the morning of May 29, when he took a sudden relapse and peacefully passed about 7:30. He was a member of Marion Lodge No. 525 K. of P. at Salem, Ill. He was loved and respected by all who knew him as was beautifully manifested by the elegant floral offerings. He leaves to mourn their loss a wife, three sisters, a brother, and a wide circle of friends. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J.H. BALLANCE, assisted by Rev. J.B. CUMMINS on Sunday afternoon, June 2d, at 2:30 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. F.W. KILLIE under the auspices of Clipper Lodge No. 413 K. of P., after which he was laid to rest beside his parents in the city cemetery.

- Firm Dissolved: The hardware firm of TOMLINSON & WOLFE have dissolved partnership and Mr. WOLFE has retired from the firm. Mr. TOMLINSON will continue the business at the old stand where he invites your patronage.

- Farina Express: Emogene FORD is spending a ______ in her village residence.

- A new girl arrived at the home of E.A. PRICE and wife Sunday evening.

- Mr. Emery TELFORD, son of Joseph TELFORD, and Miss Edna SEE were married last Tuesday evening at five o’clock at the home of the bride’s parents, H.W. SEE, Jr. and wife. Only the immediate members of the families of the contracting parties were in attendance. They are both prominent and highly respected young people and their many friends join in extending congratulations. They left last evening for Lima, Ohio, where Mr. TELFORD has a good position and where they will make their home.

- Advertisement: Good Clothes are a necessity and you want them tailored right. Good Form Tailoring means tenfold more than surface style. It means patient and painstaking shaping by hand from start to finish. Only thus will style stay with the garment until mustered out of service. We are showing a wide range of desirable Spring and Summer Suitings at reasonable prices. Order the new suit now. W.E. NELMS - Moderate Price Tailoring.

June 13, 1907:

- Man Found Dead: Early last Thursday morning a railroad crew found a man dead near the north switch in LaClede. The body was very badly mangled and nothing was found with which to identify him. He was about 33 years of age, 5 feet, 8 inches high and half of his right foot had been amputated, and he was known in the "Hobo Fraternity" as "Foot and a Half." The man was here a day or so before his death and he attracted considerable attention by his queer actions. He had laughing fits and when he was not talking he was laughing. When here he claimed to be a sewing machine repairer and said that he had been afflicted with laughing fits from childhood. The evening before his death he rode into LaClede with a young man in a buggy, and the fellow begged this young man to take him into a deserted barn they passed, and kill him, as he said he was tired of living. It is the impression of the LaClede citizens that it was a case of suicide. The personal effects found in his clothing was some smoking tobacco, cigarette papers, and 14 cents in money. The coroner at Vandalia was notified and an inquest was held after which the dead man was given a respectable burial in the LaClede cemetery.

- John HEISTAND Dead: John HEISTAND, a prosperous farmer residing six miles south of this city, died last Friday morning of kidney trouble after a brief illness, although he had been afflicted for years. Mr. HEISTAND was 56 years of age at the time of his death and leaves a wife, five brothers and hosts of other relatives. The funeral service was held Saturday morning at the Baptist church, 8 miles south of Kinmundy, conducted by Rev. Perry VANDEVEER, after which interment was made in Heistand cemetery.

- Kinmundy now affords a great many granatoid sidewalks and it should be a fine to expectorate upon them. A puddle of tobacco juice about a foot square is not a very appetizing sight and it should be prohibited by ordinance.

- John B. CABANIS left Tuesday for White Rocks, Utah, where he has a government position as civil engineer and draughtsman in the irrigation business. John is just out of the State University at Champaign has studied hard to complete the course and his worthy of the position he has secured.

- Farina Express: Raymond CRANDALL, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln CRANDALL died Monday from lock jaw, caused by stepping on a rusty bolt. Funeral services were held at the S.D.B. church on Tuesday.

- Farina Express: A tramp and one of the brakemen on a freight train had a little dialogue here a few days ago, when the tramp drew a razor and tried to cut a pound of flesh from the brakeman’s jaw as a souvenir. The brakeman was run through a sewing machine and went to his home in Mason, while the tramp slid out into the weeds.

- Farina Express: There was quite a family reunion at James MARSH’s a few days ago. Fannie MARSH and wife of Neoga, Mrs. Louis MARSH and son of St. Louis, and Mrs. Pearl THOMPSON and children of Indiana were present, together with two sons, Roy and Floyd, and several grandchildren. A very pleasant greeting was reported.

- Farina Express: Mrs. Robt. FENDER died last Thursday after a brief illness. She was taken on to Edgewood Sunday for interment. Her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. HUFFMAN of Edgewood, were here at the time of her death.

- St. Peter Express: A barn belonging to Rev. J. WITTE was destroyed by fire last Tuesday night. A large amount of poultry belonging to Mrs. ABEL and MICHEL being burned. Nothing was saved.

- St. Peter Express: Henry GEHLE and Miss Anna BOYE were united in marriage last Sunday at the St. Peter church. Rev. WITTE officiated and H. SCHULTZ played the wedding march.

- Farina Express: Charley MAXON and Bob OSBORN studied their Sunday School lesson (?) on the shady banks of Crooked Creek.

June 20, 1907: No paper on file.

June 27, 1907:

- Dwight MATTHEWS Killed: Dwight, the 14 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Scott MATTHEWS, of Merryville, La., was killed last Saturday morning in one of his father’s saw mills, by being caught in a belt and thrown upon a saw. The body was cut in two and death was instant. He was a very bright boy of his age and was a very industrious little fellow and at the time of the accident was attending to his (supposed) duties at the mill. The family have the entire sympathy of their many Kinmundy friends.

- Found Unconscious: Last Saturday morning about 4:30, Geo. McWHIRTER, a 17 year old lad of Alma, was found lying on the railroad tracks near the depot in that village. He was taken to the office of Dr. S.L. LASWELL where he was given surgical attention by Drs. LASWELL, Noah DEAN, and Hugo MILLER. The skull was fractured in the back of the head and a part of the skull removed. The left eye was torn out and he was otherwise bruised. It is supposed the accident occurred while attempting to get off a moving train, but just how it happened is not known and probably never will be as he was alone at the time alone. He was in Kinmundy the night before about 10 o’clock and it is thought he caught a freight train to ride home. He was unconscious when found and has been in that condition up to this time.

- Mrs. Harriet JOHNSON: Miss Harriet WILSON was born in Pike Co., Ohio Feb. 12, 1833. She came to Illinois with her parents when about nine years of age, and settled about 5 miles north of Salem, where she lived till Feb. 1858, when she was married to James JOHNSON and removed to his home four miles south of Odin in Tennessee Prairie where she lived until about 15 years ago, when she moved to Centralia and resided until two years ago when she and her daughter moved back near the old home. She was converted at an early age and united with the M.E. Church of which she remained a consistent member at Antioch until she was called to her heavenly home Friday June 21st, 1907 at 1:20 a.m. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her children, grandchildren, and loving friends. During the day preceding her death, she at times was heard repeating some of the old hymns she learned when a child and praying that she might soon join her mother in heaven. She leaves to mourn their loss six children, 2 sons and 4 daughters, 16 grandchildren, 1 great-grandson, and 4 step-children, one sister, 3 brothers, and numerous other relatives. The funeral services were conducted at Zion Hill church near her old home on Saturday, June 22d by her pastor Rev. HARRIS of Walnut Hill, assisted by Rev. McCARTY. Her remains were followed by a large concourse of people to their last resting place in Zion Hill Cemetery and laid beside those of her husband, who preceded her 12 years ago. The above was a sister of Mrs. I.T. DILLON of Meacham.

- Farina Express: About 60 cars of strawberries were shipped from this pint this year. Prices have been very satisfactory, ranging from $1.50 to $4.00 per case, but mostly right around $3. It has brought a great deal of money into the place and given the growers a good financial boost. Pickers have mostly gone and taken away some wealth with them.

- Farina Express: Farina is very glad to have Prof. COX for principal in the school another year. His pupils are particularly pleased.

- Alma Express: Geo. POOLE, an old resident from near Alma, was buried at the Allmon Cemetery Sunday afternoon.

- Rev. J.W. WESCOTT: The Memorial Services held in the M.E. Church South last Sunday evening in memory of the late Presiding Elder John W. WESTCOTT, of Xenia, was largely attended and Rev. J.H. BALLANCE officiated, assisted by Rev. J.B. CUMMINS, of the M.E. Church. A tribute of respect was read by Mrs. James T. BROWN and short talks were made by S.J. WAGONER of Miletus, P.S. PARRILL of Farina, D.R. HANNA, J.M. ROTAN, D.C. BEAVER, A.W. SONGER, F.A. PRUETT, Capt. ROHRBOUGH and John F. DONOVAN, all of this city, and Joseph YOUNG of Xenia. The interest taken in the service showed the high esteem in which the deceased was held and his long religious life should be a guide for others. John W. WESTCOTT was born in Ohio March 2, 1828. He came with his parents to this state when 9 years old. At 18 years he commenced teaching school at Old Shiloh, Jefferson Co. He taught from 1846 to 1854. After 50 years interval, the school held a reunion with the old teacher as their guests; 72 of the former pupils were present. Uncle John was twice elected to the legislature and once to the Senate. He was engaged in the merchandise business for 30 years and was a member of the A.F. & A.M. and was in good standing at his death. Rev. WAINSCOTT was converted when young, uniting with the M.E. Church and licensed to preach in 1856; his relations were severed from the M.E. church in 1863; he and others organizing a church called the Christian Union. He continued to labor for and preach for this organization until the year 1868 when proposition to unite with the M.E. church South was made by Bishop DAGGETT of that church. Bro. WESTCOTT at last accepted the proposition and united with that church bringing his followers numbering over 16,000 with him. This was the organization of the M.E. church South in Illinois. For this organization he labored for 39 years, 29 of the time he was presiding elder, the other years spent on stations and circuits in the conference. He was a grand man, having in the state as many true friends possibly as any other contemporary. He will be missed in his lodge, in his home and in his church. He died as he lived, a true Christian, a mighty man of God. He leaves a wife, 2 married sons, one married daughter, 3 single daughters, and a host of friends to mourn their loss.

- Miss Maggie WILLIAMS has moved the News Stand to the West Building formerly occupied by HAWORTH’s harness shop.

- Advertisement: Here’s the Place! If you are looking for a good place to trade, where you can get value received for your money, we would be glad for you to give us a trial. We guarantee fair treatment. We carry in stock a complete line of Star Brand Shoes, one of the best lines on earth. Our line of Dry Goods, Clothing, Hats, Underwear, Shirts, Neckwear, Hosiery, Groceries, &c are all nice clean goods and the best we can possibly buy for the money. Here’s a few of our prices: Men’s Shoes: $1.75 to $3.00; Men’s Suits: $5.00 to $12.00; Boy’s Shoes: $1.25 to $2.50; Boy’s Suits: $5.00 to $12.00; Ladies Shoes: $1.35 to $2.50; Youth’s Suits: $1.25 to $2.50; Misses Shoes: $1.00 to $2.00; Child Shoes: 65 cents to $1.25; Calicoes: 7 cents; Apron Ginghams: 7½ cents; Bleach Muslin: 8 1/3 cents to 12 ½ cents; Sugar (17 lbs.): $1.00; Coffee bulk: 15, 18, and 20 cents; Coffee package: 17 and 20 cents; Rice: 5 cents and 8 1/3 cents; Meat: 11, 15, and 18 cents.  Come and see us and we will take pleasure in showing you through our big stock.  A.OSBORN & Co.

July 4, 1907:

- DeVORE-McDILL: Miss Edith DeVORE, daughter of Mrs. Harriett DeVORE of this city, and John McDILL of St. Louis, were married at the home of the bride’s sister, Mrs. R.T. BROWNRIGG, in Clayton, Mo. on Saturday, June 29th. The bride is one of Kinmundy’s highly esteemed young ladies and her many friends here extend congratulations.

- A letter was printed which was written to Mr. and Mrs. J.C. CABANIS from John B. CANANIS who was stationed in Whiterocks, Utah with the service. (*)

- Farina Express: Alonzo HERRICK died Monday after a long and painful illness. He served three years in the war of the Rebellion in the 12th Ill. Cavalry.

- Farina Express: Baby born to Mr. and Mrs. Geo. HARBER last week. Female Persuasion.

- Farina Express: Friends of Mr. and Mrs. Fred HEWITT dropped in abundantly last Sunday to remind them of their 20th anniversary. Good time reported.

- Mrs. Mary ARNOLD, of Shawnee, Okla., is visiting in this city with her parents, Sam HOLT and family.

- Francis BINNION, the oldest man in ;Marion Co., and probably in Southern Illinois, died at his home in Vernon last Saturday, aged 106 years.

- Edward LOWE received a very pleasant birthday surprise on last Friday night, when, on suddenly being called home from playing flinch with his best girl, he found the members of Class 8, M.E.S.S. awaiting him. Games and music followed. Mrs. LOWE served dainty refreshments and at a late hour all left wishing "Ted" many happy returns of the day.

July 11, 1907:

- A Ripe Old Age: Mrs. Richard CHAPMAN died at her home southeast of Omega last Sunday, after an illness of 16 weeks, aged 81 years. The funeral service was held Monday conducted by Rev. J.H. WILEY, of this city. Rev. WILEY informed us that this made the 68th in that locality during the last 7 years at which he had officiated and the largest procession was present at this one.

- LaMAY-BAYLIS: Mr. Alfred LaMAY and Miss Josie BAYLIS, both of this city, were married in Salem last Saturday morning. Their many friends extend congratulations.

- Tommy Gets the Belt: "Tommy" WILLIAMS of this city is entitled to the belt as a bass fisherman. Yesterday afternoon he caught three that weighed over 8 lbs. and the remarkable part of it was he caught two at one cast. For bait he used a Dowagiac minnow and we are looking for the man who can beat this record.

- Alma Express: Grandma EAGAN, residing south of town, fell recently and dislocated one of her hips. She is reported in a critical condition.

- Alma Express: C.M. SEE our old reliable agent who has faithfully attended the Alma station for the past 40 years is out of business and letting the younger man do the work.

- Alma Express: Fred CLOW of E. St. Louis spent a part of last week here with his parents, J.R. CLOW and wife.

- George M. ROHRBOUGH: After an illness of several weeks, Geo. M. ROHRBOUGH, died at his late home, about 2 miles west of Buchanon, Thursday night about 10 o’clock aged about 67 years. Mr. ROHRBOUGH was afflicted with a complication of diseases, but the immediate cause of his death was congestion of the heart. It was the writer’s good fortune to have known him long and well and we only knew him to esteem him more highly as the years passed by. Today we miss his kindly smile and friendly greeting, but we shall long in vain to hear the ring of his jovial laughter and feel again his genial presence. As was expressed by those who stood beside his grave, " Infancy we could see - not in death’s cold shroud of sorrow and despair, but smiling upon us from the sunset halo that marks God’s farewell to the day - smiling with all the well remembered grace of his manhood, love and devotion and saying to us. "The sunset speaks but feebly of the glories of another day. All is well." He was a devoted husband and a kind and indulgent father, to his sister, brother and friends a soul of fellowship. But the greatest of all was he as a man. And as a man it is that those who knew him best most loved to contemplate him. He believed in the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man. He believed that the man who scatters flowers in the pathway of his fellow man, who lets into the dark places of life the sunshine or human sympathy and happiness is following in the footsteps of his Master. He was a man of excellent habits, fine moral character and rather delicate constitution, but continued to be active in his accustomed pursuits up to the few weeks ago, when he was compelled to fall out of the ranks of the workers. In health he met most of the conditions and situations of life as a joke. He was a practical matter of fact gentleman and had his own way of extracting pleasure and merriment of his life. His cheerful spirit remained with him till the last and he retained his clearness of intellect up to almost his closing hours. When he died and was ready to be gathered to his Father’s the grief that was felt over the close of his Christian and manly career was widespread and sincere. His best monument will be the good report that he has left behind him to the community in which he has lived. Mr. ROHRBOUGH had been a consistent member of the M.E. church for upwards of 50 years and he was exemplified by his pure and honorable life by the teachings of the golden rule and unfailingly evinced a practical piety that will long be remembered as the purest of professions. There was a daily beauty about his life which won every heart. In temperament he was mild, conciliatory and candid; and yet remarkable for an uncompromising firmness. He gained confidence when he seemed least to seek it. Besides a devoted wife, he leaves three daughters and four sons, one brother and one sister, and we can only remind these mourners that he is not dead - only asleep - resting after a long and well spent life. From the beauty of his life take an inspiration and go forth to live as he lived so that when the summons comes you may say as he did "All is well." Funeral services were held from his late residence Saturday morning at 8 o’clock, conducted by Rev. F.S. TOWNSEND and interment was made in the Heavner cemetery. - The Upshur Republican; Buckhannon, West Va., July 4, 1907. The subject of the above resided in Kinmundy many years ago and was the brother of Capt. ROHRBOUGH.

- Phone your orders to SNELLINGS’ Restaurant. Delivered twice daily except Sunday.

- Mrs. A.C. DUNLAP, left yesterday for Chicago where she will pack her household effects preparatory to going to Houston, Texas to reside.

- Fred ALEXANDER and family of Wham, La., arrived in this city Tues. night and it is likely they will make Kinmundy their future home. If they decide to remain, he will assist J.H. JACKSON in the grocery.

July 18, 1907:

- Roland LACEY Killed: Roland, the 22 year old son of I.S. LACEY of Meacham twp., was killed at 5 a.m. last Friday while at work in the American Car and Foundry Co. in St. Louis. His father went to St. Louis Friday evening and the body was brought home for the funeral, arriving Sat. evening. The funeral was held at the Union church, Meacham twp., Sunday morning conducted by Rev. F.O. FANNON, and interment made in the Elder cemetery. Roland was an extra ordinary bright young man, and was a graduate of the Decatur Electrical School. He had accomplished many electrical feats that had puzzled the best of electricians for years. He had received a patent on one device and had other patents pending, and it is said these articles would have made him rich. The bereaved family and relatives have the sympathy of all in their sad hour.

- Mrs. W.T. ROWAN: Margaret J. ROWAN, nee SMITH, was born near Chambersburg, Pa. March 10, 1832. She united with the Congregational church at Godfrey, Ill., when she was about 16 years of age. She was united in marriage to W.T. ROWAN Dec. 23, 1857; she was the mother of five children, one son having preceded her to the better land. She departed this life at her home near Bunker Hill, Ill., July 14, 1907; aged 75 years, 4 months, and 4 days. She leaves to mourn their loss a husband four children and one grandchild. Two of her brothers have passed away this present year; three brothers are living, but none of them able to be present. One resides at Godrey, one at Upper Alton and one in North Dakota. Mrs. ROWAN’s favorite song was "Bulah Land" and St. John 14:1 was her favorite text, which was used for this occasion. The departed one had been a constant sufferer for 15 years, especially for the last two years. She bore all this suffering with Christian fortitude and patience until the Lord called her to that rest that remains for the people of God. The body arrived in Kinmundy on Monday evening and the funeral was held in the Cumberland Presbyterian church at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. J.M. WYCKOG of Sullivan. Her remains were laid to rest in the Kinmundy cemetery beside that of her son to await God’s call in the last day.

- Farina Express: James F. GREENMAN died last ______ and was buried Sunday aged almost 79 years. He had been an invalid for years but began to fail rapidly after an attack of grip this _______. He came here from New York, chiefly on account of his health. For a long period of he carried on the manufacture of shirts for a St. Louis _______ also conducted a grocery and _______ store which was destroyed in 1880. After that he engaged in farming and raising strawberries and was a prominent and active citizen and was one of the leading members of the S.D.B. church. He will be missed by both society and church.

July 25, 1907:

- During the heavy rain which fell last Thursday lightening struck the residence of William JACK in fully a half dozen places, doing considerable damage both to the exterior and interior of the house. Mrs. JACK was alone in the house at the time with the two little girls; she and the older child Florence, were severely shocked, while the younger child who was asleep in another part of the house was not injured in any way.

- Mrs. Worth TINNEY, of St. Louis, died last Sunday of blood poison. The body arrived here Tuesday night and was buried yesterday in the Phillips cemetery, east of this city.

- Farina Express: Mrs. Emogene FORD was in town but week for several days.

- Farina Express: Mr. GANT suffered Monday from heat prostration.

August 1, 1907:

- Kinmundy Cemetery Improvement Ass’n: The Cemetery Improvement Association received their Charter Monday. The organization is to be known as the Kinmundy Cemetery Improvement Association. It is the desire of the ladies for every citizen to visit the cemetery and see the improvement and if there are nay more who would like to help in this good work, please give 50 cents or more to the secretary, Mrs. Fanny Killie EAGAN, who has her office in Osborn’s store or to Mrs. McBRYDE, and become a member. If a lot owner and you would like for your lot to be care for the Association will be pleased to receive the amount, which is one dollar, and keep your lot in good order for a year. Do all you can to help these ladies and put our cemetery in a condition which will be an honor to our city. The next meeting will be held Tuesday evening, Aug. 6thy in the Sunday school room of the Christian Church. Everybody come.

Aug. 8, 1907:

- BASS-HOWELL: On Tuesday, Aug. 6, 1907, occurred a very pretty wedding at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.M. HOWELL, 3½ miles west of this city, the contracting parties being their daughter, Miss Arad and Mr. John BASS. The ceremony was performed by Rev. J.H. BALLANCE in the presence of about 35 invited guests after which a splendid supper was served. Many beautiful presents were received. After a few days visit here, they will leave for their future home in Decatur.

- REECE-EAGAN: Died at the home of his son, Marion EAGAN, and wife in this city, Wed. morning at 6:30 o’clock, aged 72 years, 8 months, and 22 days. The funeral services were held this afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Presbyterian church, conducted by Rev. J.H. BALLANCE. The bereaved ones have the sympathy of all.

- The six month old babe of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley CLOW, of Alma twp., died yesterday morning and was buried this morning in the Kinmundy cemetery.

- Joe IMMEL and sister, Mrs. Columbus HEISTAND of Alma twp., left Tuesday for Liberty, Ind. to attend the annual reunion of the IMMEL family.

- John DEPRIEST and wife of Stansberry, Mo. Visited here the first of the week with Mrs. Margaret LAWWILL after an absence of 42 years. They formerly were Meacham twp. Citizens and their many fiends were glad to meet them. They expressed themselves as well pleased with the great improvement in the homes of our citizens. They go from here to Clay county, the old home of Mr. D.

- E.S. COMBS & Son of Findlay have purchased the lumber huskiness of A.V. SCHERMERHORN and have assumed charge of same. The business will be conducted by the junior member of the firm, C.A. COMBS, who is a young man well posted in his line of business and will be pleased to have all the old customers, as well as new ones, call and get acquainted.

- Farina Express: Ed WHITFORD and C.W. MAXON have returned from a fishing trip on the Illinois from a fishing trip on the Illinois river and brought with them some fine large fish, which it is presumed, of course, they caught.

Aug. 15, 1907:

- Mrs. J.R. HENSLEY: May M. REYNOLDS was born in Dupont, Jefferson Co, Ind., Feb. 28th, 1849, moved to Illinois in 1867. She was married to John R. HENSLEY Dec. 20th 1868, to which union two sons were born, Edwin R. and Walter E. HENSLEY. She united with the Methodist Episcopal church early in life and was an active worker in church and Sunday until ill health deprived her of that privilege. She departed this life on Saturday, Aug. 10, 1907. She leaves a husband, two sons, four grandchildren, two brothers and one sister, and a host of friends to mourn their loss.

- A Pleasant Surprise: J.W. BROWN was very agreeable surprised on Sat., Aug. 10, when a number of relatives presented themselves at his home, two miles southeast of Farina, with well filled baskets, in honor of his 71st birthday anniversary. Those present from a distance were Miss Alice HIENS of Cadiz, Ohio, Fred PETERS of Chicago, and Harry O’CONNELL of Effingham. Many beautiful and useful presents were received and a good time enjoyed by all. At the noon hour an excellent dinner was served. The guests departed about 4 o’clock wishing many happy returns of the day.

- A Real Surprise: Sunday the 11th inst. was the 75th birthday anniversary of the birth of Mr. John A. NIRIDER of Farina, and his daughters planned and carried out one of the most complete surprises ever known in that town. Mr. NIRIDER is probably known by more people in Fayette county and in Southern Illinois in general than any other citizen, especially by farmers and businessmen. For many years he was engaged in the insurance business, and then conducted a general hardware store in Farina which was completely swept away by the great fire which of Farina in August 1900. Being a man of energy and determination he soon entered business of a different kind, opening a marble yard in that city which has proved very remunerative. He has made scores of friends and built up a good business, which furnishes employment for his son, who, who is a competent marble cutter and engraver and from year to year their business has grown to considerable proportions, thus giving their patrons excellent service and satisfactory work. Though Mr. NIRIDER has reached his 75th year, the average man who meets him would in all probability not suppose that he has gone that far by at least fifteen years. He is a remarkably well preserved man of his age, is expressed by all who know him. J.A. NIRIDER is one of the best and most honorable citizens to be found in our county. He is a worthy member of the M.E. church and has always been loyal to his church and Sunday school and is ever to be found in his place at their usual services. He is an honored member of the Masonic order up to the Royal Arch degree. In fact Mr. NIRIDER is recognized as one of the most reliable and trustworthy citizens of the community in which he lives, being honest, upright and benevolent to a remarkable and praiseworthy degree. Mrs. NIRIDER and the daughters served one of the finest dinners at the family home in honor of this occasion and about 50 relatives and friends did ample justice to the feast. The day was spent pleasantly with music and social conversation and the surprise was so thoroughly complete that Mr. NIRIDER remarked, "I wonder how they really accomplished it." Mr. NIRIDER’s extended acquaintance and warm friendship being so great it was impossible to entertain on this occasion more than a few of the near relatives and friends.

- Andrew J. MATTHEWS, a farmer living near Sandoval, died Saturday morning after a prolonged illness, aged 63 years. He was a brother of L.C. MATTHEWS of this city.

- Advertisement: One Big Glorious Day! Kinmundy, Saturday, Aug. 17. Gollmar Bros. Newest, Greatest, Grandest of American Shows, Circus, Menagerie, Museum, and Hippodrome. A Circus that is a Circus. 100 World’s most startling acts and features in Salutation. A traveling City of Surprising Splendor. 50 Dens of Wild Animals. Herd of Elephants that act. Beautiful lady riders. Congress of Champion Aerialists, Acrobats, Tumblers. One Big Sensation. The Queen’s Birthday with a Monster Double Ballet. 2 Performances, 2 and 8 o’clock.

Aug. 22, 1907:

- A large barn on the farm of J.L. STORMENT, eight miles south of this city was struck by lightening Monday night and burned together with the contents.

- A Daylight Robbery: Last Saturday, circus day, the residence of Mr. and Mrs. R.P. McBRYDE was burglarized while the members of the family were at the show. The fellows gained admittance to the house through a basement window and after getting on the inside he proceeded to ransack the place from basement to garret. Several articles were missing, among them being a pair of bracelets, a pair of glasses, a lot of old coins, some under clothing and a new suit of clothes belonging to Mr. Mc. The fellow left his old clothes in exchange for the new ones, but Dick says he did not trade fair. He also took a ladies bicycle from an upstairs room and after he left the McBRYDE home he made a house to house canvass in that neighborhood looking for a bicycle pump. At the home of P.A. SHRIVER he found no one at home and he entered the house through the back door which was unlocked and took a $25 gold watch, a finger ring and a pair of glasses belonging to Mrs. SHRIVER. At each place he took a pair of glasses and it seems that he is preparing for future light. In both places he could have found more valuable articles had he known where to look. At the McBRYDE home the diamond rings of Mrs. McBRYDE had a close call. The fellow left town at 4:35 on a freight train with his new bicycle and when he arrived at the Effingham yards he threw away the wheel where it was found the next day.

- The Christian Church will give their Seventh Annual Chicken and Fish Fry at the Graves’ Building at Kinmundy on Wednesday, Sept. 4th. Dinner will be served beginning at 11 a.m. and supper until 8 p.m. Meals 25 cents. Everybody invited.

- F.E. NELMS has engaged in the Poultry, Produce and Fruit business in the iron building opposite CONANT & Son.

- Jones W.L. TUCKER, a prosperous and well known farmer residing five miles southeast of this city, died Tuesday morning after an extended illness. The funeral was held yesterday morning at the home conducted by Rev. Perry VANDEVEER and under the auspices of the A.F. & A.M. lodge.

- Mrs. Helen BRUCE and daughter, Mrs. J.W. HAWORTH were in Farina Tuesday attending the funeral of her nephew, Lee MAXFIELD.

- Farina Express: Gene FORD and mother were in town one day last week.

- Farina Express: Wes WEHE has bought out John LAWRENCE’s cobbler shop and is ready for business.

- Farina Express: Robt. FENDER died last Friday in LaClede of typhoid fever and was buried Saturday at Edgewood.

- Farina Express: After a long and painful sickness Lee MAXFIELD passed over the bridgeless chasm unto the unknown on Sunday night. He has lived here the greater part of his life and was widely known and highly esteemed. He leaves to mourn his passing a wife, father and mother, brothers and sisters and a large circle of friends.

- Farina Express: Leonard DORR has gone to the Soldiers’ Home at Springfield to live.

- A large barn on the farm of J.L. STORMENT 8 miles south of this city was struck by lightening Monday night and burned together with the contents.

Aug. 29, 1907:

- A Suicide: Early last Sunday morning, our citizens were very much surprised when the news was telephoned to this city that Mrs. Peter J. EMBSER, residing five miles south, had committed suicide by hanging. Mr. EMBSER and wife were preparing to come to Kinmundy to spend the day and Mr. EMBSER was cutting the little boy’s hair and while he was engaged in this work, his wife went to the chicken house and when she was found a few minutes later, she was hanging from a rafter by a rope with her neck broken. Mr. EMBSER gave the alarm and in a few minutes the neighbors arrived and the body was removed to the house where an inquest was held on Monday by Dr. T.F. GEROULD, of Centralia. The funeral service was held on Tuesday and interment made in the Kinmundy cemetery. The procession of sorrowing friends and relatives that followed the body to it’s last resting place was one of the largest that ever passed through Kinmundy. The sorrowing husband, little son, mother, brothers, sisters, and other relatives have the sympathy of all.

- Mrs. W.L. BEARD: Mrs. W.L. BEARD, of this city, died Tuesday after an illness of nine months, aged 53 years, 10 months, and 14 days. The funeral service was held yesterday afternoon at the family residence conducted by Rev. J.H. BALLANCE and interment made in the Kinmundy cemetery.

- We have come here to stay. Our stock is new and up-to-date. If the goods are not as we represent them we will refund you the money. Buy your school suits at D. GOLDSTONE’s.

- Kinmundy Boy Drowned: The sad news was received here last week of the death of Leslie B. LYDICK, youngest son of Mrs. C.A. LYDICK, and former residents of our city, which was caused by being drowned in the river at Huttigg, Ark., Sunday morning while bathing. He was in the employ of Collins Bros. of ElDorado, Ark., general contractors. The remains were taken to Newman, Ill., where interment was made. The deceased was a nephew of Mrs. L.C. MATTHEWS of this city.

- A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. W.T. JONES, west of town last week.

- Mrs. Mary ROBB was in Loogootee last Friday visiting her grandmother, Mrs. Mary HENRY, who is sick. Mrs. HENRY is in her 93d year.

- E.M. ARNOLD and family have returned to their home in Shawnee, Okla. after an extended visit near this city with relatives and friends.

Sept. 5, 1907:

- Gray’s Opera House Kinmundy, Monday, Sept. 9th. The Ringing Record of the Season! Fred Raymond’s Master Play "Old Arkansaw", a beautiful story of the Arkansaw Hills. Seats on sale at Neil’s Store; Prices 35 cents, and 50 cents.

- A Happy Day: Was the PARRILL reunion held in a grove at the residence of A.H. PARRILL eight miles east of Kinmundy on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 1907. The descendants of Silas PARRILL assembled from different parts of the U.S. and a merry crowd it was that came rolling in at 10 o’clock to the beautiful grove where seats, tables, and refreshing drink were awaiting them. Those of the family present numbered 65 children and grandchildren down to the fifth generation. Many were present who had not previously attended the reunion. They were Mrs. Seth FOSTER and Mrs. Wm. ELDER of Los Angeles, Cal.; Frank PARRILL of Glasco, Mo.; Chas. RUMLEY, Rocky Ford, Ill.; Mr. BASS and family of Jackson Co., Ill.; Isreal BAYLER and family, Harve RUMLEY and wife of Clay City. The most surprising feature of the day was Aunt Mary A. WOLFE, 78 years of age, the oldest child of the family, came from 12 miles distant riding in an automobile. Happy greetings gave way to the call for dinner which was spread on a table 64 feet in length, a real Southern Illinois feast with 3 varieties of California fruit in addition. The program of the afternoon consisted of the reading of the minutes of the last reunion and the family history. Speeches and responses from different members of the family telling how grandfather used to do , were made. Old relics were presented, a tax receipt 1 x 3 inches in size, given in the year 1843 by Sam HULL, county collector, and platts printed on sheep skin given by State Secretary and bearing the President’s Signature, John TYLER, Millard FILLMORE, and Franklin PIERCE interested the young people. Officers were elected for the coming year and the place selected for the next reunion.

- Farina Express: Miss Hattie BROWN, daughter of Prof. Curtis BROWN, of BROWN’s Commercial College, Centralia, was married to Augustus ROSBOROUGH last week. Prof. BROWN was a former well known Farina boy and was once Principal of the Public School.

- Farina Express: Married in Walworth, Wis., Sept. 3, Mr. Harold STILLMAN and Miss Edna ZINN. Congratulations and all good wishes.

- Mrs. Emma ARNOLD and son, Lloyd, have returned to their home in Beaumont, Tex., after an extended visit near this city with her parents, Sam’l HOLT and family.

Sept. 12, 1907:

- Called Home: Mrs. Margaret C. NELMS-SONGER, beloved wife of A.W. SONGER, died at her home in this city Monday afternoon, Sept. 9th after an illness of over 11 years, aged 64 years, 11 months and 25 days. The funeral service was held at the family residence Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock conducted by Rev. J.B. CUMMINS, of the M.E. Church, after which interment was made in Evergreen Cemetery.

- Walter SIMPSON and wife are the proud parents of a new girl which arrived Saturday night.

- Injunction Served: Monday morning bright and early Deputy Sheriff CUNNINGHAM of Salem, served an injunction upon Mayor PRUETT, notifying him to stop the work on the new fire engine house and city council chamber. At the meeting of the city council Monday night, City Attorney E.C. HUGGINS was instructed to employ all the legal assistance necessary to fight the case, which is set for the 4th Monday in Sept., that being the day circuit court convenes at Salem. The city council claim they have a right to build the building on the site selected and if they have not the right to do so, they want to know it. It is likely that this matter will cause much litigation before the matter is settled and it taxes money to law. The developments of the case are being watched by all who are more or less interested.

- A new boy arrived at the home of C.B. ROHRBOUGH and wife Tuesday.

- The Farina Express: It was very lonesome here a couple days last week when most of our prominent townsmen were in Vandalia holding a tete-a-tete with the grand jury. The croquet ground which is usually the most densely populated part of the town, was so desolate as a prayer meeting on a Saturday night.

- The Farina Express: Miss Blanch CRANDALL began her school in Ambuehl District Monday. Miss May MAXON is teaching in the Kasch District.

- Farina Express: Married Wednesday night at the residence of John J. JONES, Miss Myrtle JONES and Louis STUCKEY. I think that he is mighty lucky. We offer congratulations and wish for them all the serene domestic happiness that come to those that are united in the ties of perfect conjugal love.

- Farina News: Jake REITZ succeeded in nabbing some more boys who have been stealing money from his poultry house. Probably the authorities will do nothing with the thieves - as usual.

Sept. 19, 1907:

- An Aged Citizen Gone: Mary E. HAYMOND was born near Falls Mills, West Virginia, March 4th, 1832, and when she was quite young her parents passed away and she was reared by an aunt. When 18 years of age she came to Illinois and resided at Iola, Clay Co., for several years. On April 3d, 1856, she was united in marriage to W.B. EAGAN, after which they came to Kinmundy to reside and remained here until she was called home on Sunday, Sept. 15, 1907, at 12:05 a.m. To this union 3 daughters - Fodie, Jennie and Nettie - were born. Mr. and Mrs. EAGAN adopted Joe, a son of Reese EAGAN. All these children preceded the fond mother to the grave. Nettie died in infancy; Jennie, the wife of J.F. REEDER, died Sept. 28, 1882; Fodie, the wife of Arthur HUMPHREY, died June 26th, 1900. Joe died Feb. 1, 1902. Her husband, W.B. EAGAN, died Nov. 20, 1904. After the death of her husband she erected a cottage on Quality Hill where she resided till her death. This cottage was on the north side of the street opposite the old family home. The deceased leaves two sisters, one brother, four grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and hundreds of kind friends and neighbors throughout Marion county. Mrs. EAGAN was known by everybody as "Aunt Mary B." and she has made many hearts and by her kind words and acts of charity. She always was ready to lend a helping hand and render assistance to the poor, sick and unfortunate. In 1860, she united with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and remained a faithful member till death called her away. She was a Sunday School worker as long as her health would permit and she was considered one of the most faithful teachers. She has many surviving pupils of the Sunday school who have studied the lesson under her instructions. The funeral service was held in the C.P. Church Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock conducted by Rev. J.H. BALLANCE assisted by Rev. J.B. CUMMINS, after which she was laid to rest in the Kinmundy cemetery beside the body of her beloved husband. Thus the life of a noble woman is ended and the surviving relatives and friends will never have another "Aunt Mary B.".

- 32 Years in Business: For the past 32 years, John W. WILLIAMS has been engaged in the mercantile business in Kinmundy, and for several years, the business has been in the name of WILSON & DAVIS. The firm is now dissolved Mr. WILSON retiring from the business. Mr. DAVIS purchasing his interest, who will conduct the business, at the old stand and he will be pleased to meet all old friends and customers.

- DILLON-MACE: At the beautiful cottage of Mr. and Mrs. Martin JERNIGAN last Sunday evening at 7 o’clock occurred the marriage of their niece, Miss Grace MACE, to Mr. Edward G. DILLON, of Meacham twp., the Rev. J.D. CUMMINS of the M.E. Church performing the ceremony. Miss Pauline NEIL presided at the piano and Miss Clemmie WHITTENBURG acted as bridesmaid, while Geo. A. NEAVILL was the "best man". After the ceremony and the usual congratulations, the guests enjoyed a bountiful supper. Many handsome and useful presents were received by Mr. and Mrs. DILLON. Those present were I.T. DILLON and wife, C.P. BALKE and wife, Henry BALKE, W.E. BROWN and wife, T.J. WADE and wife, C.H. WEST and wife, J.R. DILLON and wife. Rev. CUMMINS and wife, Geo. A. NEAVILL, Mrs. A.J. JOHNSON, Misses Virginia, Mary, and Amy BROWN, Anna DILLON, Clemmie WHITTENBERG, and Pauline NEIL. The bride is one of Kinmundy’s most highly esteemed and cultured young ladies, being a musician of rare ability. The groom is a prosperous young farmer of Meacham township and respected by all who know him. The bridal couple left on the midnight train the week with the bride’s and groom’s brother and other relatives. After October first they will be at home at "Willow Farm" in Meacham twp.

- Hundred Dollar Land: Talk about land values in Marion county increasing, the proof of this fact was demonstrated last week when Geo. N. HEATON, residing 2 miles south of Kinmundy, sold his 144 acre farm to John CLER of Pesotum, for $100 per acre. This is the best sale that has been made in this part of the county for the reason that it was a cash deal. Other farms have been disposed of at almost that figure but other real estate or personal property was taken in exchange on the deal. Mr. HEATON had a beautiful farm and all the buildings were in first class shape and the fences were in good order. On the farm is 40 acres of good bearing peach orchard containing the best varieties of fruit. We are informed that Mr. HEATON and wife expect to purchase property in Kinmundy and retire from hard work and spend their remaining days in enjoying the pleasures of city life. This deal was made by Fay STOKELY, one of our hustling real estate agents.

- A Birthday Dinner: One last Wednesday at the country home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. BAGOTT a most sumptuous dinner was served in honor of Mrs. BAGOTT’s birthday. Many beautiful and useful presents were received. Those present were: J.W. BROWN and wife, E.E. BROWN, wife and little daughter of Farina, and Mrs. Margaret PETERS of Stebenville, Ohio. It was a happy meeting for Mrs. PETERS and J.W. BROWN, they being brother and sister and had not met for 35 years. At a late hour the guest departed for their homes wishing Mrs. BAGOTT many more such happy birthdays.

- In Memoriam: Margaret Catherine, daughter of Norflit B. and Lydia NELMS, was born near Xenia, Ill. Oct 14, 1842 and was a direct descendant of James DICKENS. She received her education in the schools of her home town and in the Southern Illinois Female College then located in Salem, Ill. During the war - ‘61 to ‘65 - she taught school in Marion and Clay counties, spending her earnings to comfort and care for her dear ones at home. She married Abram W. SONGER, Feb. 5, 1868, in Xenia, Ill., coming to Kinmundy soon after, where she spent the remainder of her life and was called from thence Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock, Sept. 9, 1907. To this union was born three children - Mary Elizabeth, Frederick Stanton and Annie, the latter dying in infancy. There are four surviving brothers and sisters, eight having preceded her to the home beyond. The surviving ones are Sandy A. NELMS, Salem, Ill.; Dr. N.W. NELMS, Fairfield, Missouri; Mrs. Francis L. DICKENS, Aurora, Ill.; and Mrs. Maria A. KELSO, Xenia, Ill. As a child Mrs. SONGER is remembered by her surviving brothers and sisters as a most devoted, affectionate and dutiful daughters, and a loving a winning sister. As a young lady is remembered by her life long friends, in person beautiful and attractive, of rare natural ability, well cultivated by careful and thorough education. Her accomplishments were more than ordinary. Her social qualities were truly of a superior order, so loving, so lovable, so generous was her nature that when surrounded by her friends - and all were friends - either bestowing or receiving the hospitalities of life, she seemed to forget all toil or care in loving thought of others. In deeds of philanthropy she was known far and wide. The needy were never turned from her door and many rise to call her blessed. As a friend she was ever faithful and true, ardent in her affections, wise in her counsel, ever ready, tender and loving in her sympathy, always guarding with conscientious care the rights and feelings of others, seeking in all acts of her life to observe the "Golden Rule". But ‘tis vain for us to attempt to enumerate the many sacred and endearing ties that bind her to us. It was in the home circle that the beauties of Mrs. SONGER’s character shone out with brightest luster. Here by her genial companionship, self-forgetting love and enduring patience, she made the comfort, pleasure and happiness of her family, her own delight, thus holding the entire circle as by an invisible charm, and her success is best attested by the well-founded, loving, loyal devotion of husband and children. All these very amiable characteristics were increased and beautified by an early consecration to a Christian life. As a Christian she loved her God, loved her Bible, loved her church, it’s services and associations. Eleven years ago, Mrs. SONGER was stricken with paralysis, and during all these years was a patient sufferer, always cared for with the tenderest care by her devoted husband, never-tiring son and daughter and her loving son-in-law and daughter-in-law. and when she was called to her home above she fell asleep as gently and sweetly as a child upon it’s mother’s breast, and she awoke in heaven where little Annie and other loved ones were awaiting her coming. Mrs. SONGER was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, also a member of Hick’s Post Woman’s Relief Corps and of Ann Crooker, St. Clair Chapter Daughters’ of American Revolution, of Effingham, Ill. God bless and comfort the bereaved and sorrowing ones (for the help of man is vain in an hour like this) and help them to cultivate and develop the many pure and admirable virtues, the ennobling principles and broad charity implanted in their hearts by her loving example. When we turn our thoughts to the home circle from which she has been taken, our hearts ache and our tears refuse to be stayed in earnest; sympathy for them. We pray God in mercy to bless and comfort them in the lonely hours that must come, and binding up their torn and bleeding hearts help them so to consecrate themselves to God and His service that as they pass away one by one, they may constitute an unbroken band in Heaven, where there shall be no parting or weeping. And now, as the shadows are lengthening, we must deposit all that is mortal of this loved one in the silent tomb, but her spirit is rejoicing with many dear friends around the great White Throne of Him, who said, "It is enough, come up higher." Her weary wait is over. How sweet to rest safe in the arms of Jesus. The funeral services were conducted at the home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock by Rev. J.B. CUMMINS assisted by Captain C. ROHRBOUGH, her life long friend. The reading from the Scriptures was from the 17th chapter of St. John. Mrs. SONGER’s favorite hymns were sung "Go Bury Thy Sorrow" by Mrs. F.O. GRISSOM, and "Home of the Soul" by Mr. ROHRBOUGH. The interment was in Evergreen Cemetery, where the last resting place was made beautiful by the many floral tributes sent by loving friends.

- Elder F.O. FANNON will preach at Swifts School house next Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Everybody invited.

- Miss Clemmie WHITTENBERG went to Alma Monday morning where she is employed as teacher in public schools.

Sept. 26, 1907:

- WILSON-RAY: A beautiful home wedding, quiet in all it’s appointments, was solemnized at the residence of Mrs. W.H. WHITE, Sunday afternoon, Sept. 22, 1907 at 4 o’clock when her granddaughter, Mrs. Gail FROST RAY, was united in marriage with Mr. George W. WILSON of Clinton, Ill. The parlors of the home were beautiful with a wealth of palms and ferns and other luxious foliage plants. The foliage was brightened with the gayly flaunting Autumn flower - the golden rod. At the appointed hour, Mendelssohn’s stately "Wedding March" rang out beautifully rendered by Miss Lulu WILSON, sister of the groom ans the bridal party came down the long hallway and entered the south parlor, where they took their position before a bank of dark green foliage - a beautiful contrast to the white gowns of the bride and her maid. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Mr. FANNON, during which time "Love Me" and the "World is Mine" was being softly played. The bridal attendants were Mr. Harry WILSON, of Chicago, brother of the groom, acting as best man, and Miss Nellie SCHERMERHORN, maid of honor. The bride was attired in an exquisite costume of white chiffon over taffeta, with lace trimmings. The fair hair was coiled high with pompadour effect. The maid of honor was gowned in white, having an elaborate embroidered design. After fervent congratulations, a luncheon was served in courses in the dining room, where all the guests were seated at one time. The decorations were roses and pond lilies. The throwing of the bridal bouquet by the bride was a convential incident in this happy home wedding. At 11 o’clock the bridal couple took the train for the North, where they will visit Chicago and other points of intersect. The presents were many and beautiful. The fair bride possesses a vivacious and sunny temperament, and her loveliness of character is only enhanced by her beauty of face of form. Altho the groom is a comparative stranger in Kinmundy, he has won his way into the hearts of those who have met him by his manly bearing and courteous thoughtfulness for the pleasure of others. After October first, Mr. and Mrs. WILSON, will be at home so friends at 913 Washington St., Clinton, Ill.

- Sam ROBB and Miss Ethel LOWE both prominent young people of North Fork, took the midnight train here Sunday night for Chicago where they were married Monday.

- Lance CHANDLER, an aged and respected farmer residing in Foster twp., died Tuesday morning at 3 o’clock.

- Norman BAYLISS, a fireman who resides in this city, was seriously injured at Johnson City last _______. He had been cleaning the fire box and had just crawled from between the rails, when the engineer started to back according to signal. The cinder fork flung around by the movement of the engine, struck him full in the ________ fracturing the jaw bone in ____ places, and bruising his face. The injured man was brought and is getting along nicely, but he is confined to his home for some time.

- Joseph WALTON of Vernon died Sunday and was buried Monday, the funeral being conducted by Rev. N. BASCOM of Vandalia.

Oct. 3, 1907:

- DOOLEN-LOWE: Mr. Cleveland DOOLEN and Miss Elsie LOWE, two highly respected young people of Foster twp., drove to Vandalia Tuesday where they were married. We are informed they expect to reside on the farm of his father, J.W. DOOLEN, six miles west of this city. An infair dinner was held at the home of his parents yesterday and a large crowd of relatives and friends were in attendance.

- SEIMER-DENNIS: Mr. Charles SEIMER, formerly of Seigel, but now employed by I.C.R.R., as operator at Cairo, and Miss Hazel, the oldest daughter of Mrs. Allie DENNIS, of this city, went to Salem Tuesday morning where they were united in marriage. They returned to this city and remained till Wednesday when they went to Seigel to spend a few days with his parents, before going to Cairo, where they will make their home.

- A new girl, Frances Elane WHITLOCK arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. F.W. WHITLOCK in Dix, last Saturday.

- Farina Express: Intelligence has been received of the marriage of Miss Jennie HEFTON, daughter of Jas. HEFTON.

October 10, 1907:

- Married, Sunday at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Louis BARBEE in this city, Mr. Callie BLURTON and Miss Lena LASATER, both prominent young people of Alma.

- Farina Express: Harry CRANDALL, wife and daughter are in Milton, Wis., visiting his parents, brothers, sisters, and probably looking over the pony market.

- Farina Express: Charles REXWINKLE of Casey but formerly of LaClede was murdered in Casey last week. His body was brought to LaClede for burial.

October 17, 1907:

- Wesley ARNOLD, of Shawnee, Okla., arrived here yesterday to spend a few days with the ARNOLD and DOOLEN families.

- Frank V. ARNOLD, of Foster twp. but late of Louisville, Ky., was in this city Saturday greeting old friends. He is arranging to go to Chicago to secure employment.

- Advertisement: For Lumber, See E.S. COMBS & Son. C.A. COMBS, Manager. Headquarters for Lumber and Building Material.

- Advertisement: New Boss - Old Stand! I wish to inform the public that I have purchased the Malone Meat Market and will continue business at the old stand. I will endeavor to furnish you the best the country affords. Call and see me. Clarence GRAY.

- Farina Express: Word has just been received from North Dakota that Geo. TOOKER’s house and everything he had was burned up in a prairie fire. He saved one team and a wagon. This is a very severe to be left homeless in Dakota just at the coming of winter.

- Farina Express: Miss Grace SHEPPARD was the guest of Miss Eva SATTERLEE last Saturday.

- Farina Express: Wm. TITZELL celebrated his 75th birthday last week.

- Farina Express: A number of the young friends of Dean PARRILL gave him a "Kitchen Shower" Saturday night at the residence of his mother. This looks as if Dean was about to depart this life and enter into a matrimonial existence. In advance we congratulate him and wish him abundant happiness and success.

-Advertisement: Special. Cloak Sale! For one day only at W.W. LOWE’s, Thursday, Oct. 24.

- Farina Express: Dennie SWITZER’s house burned up Wednesday morning. Everything lost together with a quantity of hay and oats in an outbuilding. No insurance on house but furniture was partly insured.

Oct. 24, 1907:

- The C. & E.I. Wreck: Yesterday morning about 3 o’clock the C. & E.I. had a disastrous wreck about a mile and a half south of St. James. A heavy coal train was going north and when at that point the caboose broke loose from the train and jumped the track having one of the trucks on the track. The conductor and brakeman in the caboose were both knocked insensible, the conductor being struck in the back of the head. After leaving the track, the fire in the stove set fire to the caboose and the brakeman was lying close to the stove and he was burned quite severely on the head and face. The fire aroused from his unconsciousness and he finally found the conductor and got him out. About his time another northbound freight came along and struck these trucks standing on the and about this same instant a general smashup occurred. The engine left the track and seven cars were completely torn to pieces and 14 other cars were badly crippled. The wreckage was piled as high as the telegraph wires. The engineer stuck to his engine and was injured in one leg and thigh. The fireman jumped and he had one ankle dislocated and the other ankle badly injured. The head brakeman was cut on the forehead and face. None of the injuries were of a serious nature. IN a short time, the wreck train arrived and had on it Dr. J.D. CAMERER of this city, and Drs. RAINEY and CUNNINGHAM of Salem, and the injured men were properly attended to. Traffic was delayed for serval hours and the two morning passenger trains went over the B. & O. The company ran a special train from Salem to Loogootee to attend to the business between these points. It was a bad smashup, but very fortunately no one was killed. No one was to be blamed, and it was an unavoidable accident and these will occur so long as we have railroads.

October 31, 1907:

- Mrs. Henry HOLT: "Aunt Easter" HOLT, residing 9 miles west of town, died Tuesday morning at 4 o’clock, aged about 79 years. The funeral services were held at Arnold Chapel yesterday conducted by Rev. J.H. BALLANCE, assisted by Rev. J.B. CUMMINS, after which the body was lid to rest in the family cemetery.

- Mines Sold Low: The Sandoval and Kinmundy coal mines were sold Saturday by the trustees in bankruptcy. The Sandoval mine property was bid in by Senator Chas. E. HULL representing the orders of the mortgage bonds, for $71,000. This sum does not represent all the preferred liens on the property and Trustee STONECIPHER is unwilling to let the property go at this figure. It is supposed that Mr. HULL will increase his bid to $82,000, which will cover the claims placed in the first class by the bankruptcy court and that the sale shall be allowed to stand. The creditors whose claims are in the lower classes will not realize anything, and the holders of the bonds will be obliged to neither operate the mines or sell the property in order to realize. The Kinmundy mine was also bid in by Senator HULL representing the Salem National Bank and other holders of mortgaged bonds for the amount of the bonded indebtness, leaving something for the general creditors - Centralia Democrat.

- E.G. FORD of Alma, was on our streets yesterday and informed us that the report that he had sold his farm was a "false alarm".

November 7, 1907:

- GREEN-SLATER: Mr. William GREEN and Miss Jenory SLATER, both prominent and highly respected young people of Foster, were united in marriage at the residence of and by Rev. J.H. BALLANCE on Sunday morning, Nov. 3, 1907. They will reside in Foster.

- An Early Alarm: Tuesday morning about 7 o’clock the fire alarm was sounded and the call was responded to promptly by the fire department and others and it was announced that the residence of J.F. REEDER was on fire. The fire engine soon arrived and the flames were quickly put out and the building and contents saved although he house was badly damaged and some of the contents also damaged. The fire originated in an upstairs room from a flue and the contents in this room were almost ruined. During the fire, Arthur HUMPHREY was quite badly burned about the face, but not seriously. Roy HARRIS and Lawrence EAGAN both fell from the porch upstairs and the former received a fractured arm, while the latter was unhurt. There is no question but what the fire engine saved the property. The fire was on the inside, and the bucket brigade could not get at it to extinguish the flames. Some people poke fun at the engine, but it does the work just the same. The house and contents were insured for $625.

- A.W. SONGER celebrated his 75th birthday last Saturday and W.T. COLEMAN celebrated his 75th Sunday. These two gentlemen are very active for their ages and bid fair for many more anniversaries.

- Wm. McWILLIAMS and family of Olney have moved to this city and occupy the WRIGHT property in the north part of town which they recently purchased. Mr. McWILLIAMS will engage in the blacksmith business with P.Q. ZIMMER.

- A.W. SONGER celebrated his 75th birthday last Saturday and W.T. COLEMAN celebrated his 75th birthday Sunday. These two gentlemen are very active for their ages and bid fair for many more anniversaries.

- Farina Express: Norman CLARK has gone to Arkansas to see his parents whom he has not seen for several years. He will be missed in the Orchestra, but not for long as he expects to return in two weeks.

- Farina Express: Geo. HUSTON was in Casey a short time since to visit his aged foster parents whom he had not seen for more than 25 years.

- Farina Express: Mr. Claud HENNING and Miss Rosa GAZELL were married Sunday by Rev. BASCOM. May their wedded life be strewn with life’s choicest blessings.

November 14, 1907:

- A New Doctor: Dr. Noah DEAN, a late graduate of the Keokuk Medical College, has decided to locate in Kinmundy and has rented office rooms in the second story of C.B. ROHRBOUGH’s building He has rented the Mary B. EAGAN cottage, where he will reside. Dr. DEAN is a Kinmundy boy, he having lived south of town all his life. He is well known by all and is held in high esteem by everybody and his many friends wish him success in his profession.

- Mrs. Albert CHANCE: Martha WILLIAMS was born in Marion county in 1848 and died at her home in Kinmundy, Ill. Oct. 27, 1907, aged 59 years. She was united in marriage to Jeff BARNETT and to this union 7 children were born. Her husband passed to his reward some years ago. On Dec. 18, 1899, she was united in marriage to her now bereaved husband, Albert CHANCE, and for 8 years they lived happily together until she called to her reward by the summons of the death angel. She was converted and joined the Christian Church in Alma when about 18 years of age and remained in that church until her death. She was faithful in all her duties at home, a kind and affectionate wife, a loving and sympathizing mother, a good friend to the helpless - always ministering comfort when in her power to do so. When the death angel called for her, she was not afraid to go and passed quietly away to her blessed reward in Heaven. The funeral was held at the M.E. Church conducted by Rev. J.L. CUMMINS, pastor of that church on Saturday.

- The family of William HARRISON left today for parts unknown. Mr. HARRISON disappeared about four weeks ago and has not been heard from since. He left several people here holding the "sack".

- Farina Express: Mrs. GANT, Mrs. Hattie MAXON and daughter, Miss May, spent Sunday at Geo. BOND’s.

Nov. 21, 1907:

- General J.S. MARTIN: General James S. MARTIN died at his home in Salem yesterday morning at 6 o’clock, aged age 82 years. He was born in Scott county, Va., in 1826, and came to Illinois in 1846. He serviced during the war as Colonel of the 11th Illinois Volunteers and at the close of the war, he was mustered out as Brigadier General. No man in Southern Illinois was better and more favorably known than General MARTIN. He was one of the successful and influential business men of Marion county, and he will be greatly missed in financial and social circles. The bereft one have the sympathy of all.

- Last Sunday City Marshal Jas. BOUGHERS met with a serious accident while out driving. The horse became frightened and commenced kicking and Mr. BOUGHERS jumped from the buggy, breaking his right leg just above the shoe top. He was immediately taken to the office of Drs. CAMERER and SONGER and the fracture given proper attention and he is getting along nicely.

- An angry boar attacked Jacob COSAD, a aged farmer residing ½ mile west of Farina, knocking him down and severely biting him. The Dr. was called and as many as 9 stitches had to be taken in one place.

- Richard Smith CONANT arrived at the home of Geo. CONANT and wife last Saturday evening and expects to make his home there. The parents are very proud of this new arrival.

- I will open a new barber shop in the room over Haworth’s Saloon on about Saturday, Nov. 23d. Everything new and first class. I will be glad for all to call and see me. H.E. PERRINE.

- Farina Express: It will be remembered that John MARLOW had an eye injured some time ago so that he is nearly blind. Saturday the Epworth League invaded his corn field and husked and cribbed his crop of corn.

Nov. 28, 1907:

- Quietly Passed Away: Budlong BEAVER died at his home in this city, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 1907 at 1:50 p.m. after a lingering illness of consumption, aged 33 years, 11 months and 6 days. The funeral service will be held at the Presbyterian Church Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock conducted by Rev. J.W. RITCHIE, after which interment will be made in Evergreen Cemetery. The sorrowing ones have the sympathy of all.

- Frank BEAVER and family and C.D. BEAVER of Chicago arrived here yesterday to attend the funeral of their brother, Fred.

- BAYLIS-NICHOLS: A very pretty wedding occurred at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew NICHOLS just west of town, on Sunday evening, Nov. 24 at 6 o’clock when their daughter Miss Tennie, was united in marriage to Mr. George BAYLISS, Rev. J.H. BALLANCE performing the ceremony. Alonzo BAYLIS acted as best man and Miss Ruby NICHOLS as bride’s maid. A sumptuous feast was enjoyed and the evening spent socially, with vocal and instrumental music. Many beautiful and useful gifts were received. On Monday at the home of the groom’s parents, Geo. BAYLISS and wife, about 37 friends and relatives assembled and enjoyed an infair dinner.

- A letter was printed from C. ROHRBOUGH who was in Texas. (*)

Dec. 5, 1907:

- WILBER-COLE: Melvin WILBER and Miss Pansy COLE were married at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.T. JONES, west of Kinmundy on Thursday Nov. 28th at 4 o’clock by Rev. J.H. BALLANCE. The large number of guests present were served an excellent wedding dinner and the evening spent pleasantly. They will reside on a farm in Foster twp. Many beautiful and useful presents were received.

- DUNCAN-WOOLLEY: A beautiful wedding occurred at the residence of Mr. S.R. WOOLLEY on last Monday at 3 p.m. when his daughter, Miss Forrest, was united in marriage to Mr. Fred DUNCAN, of Louisville, Rev. J.B. CUMMINS performing the ceremony. After the ceremony and congratulations, the guests partook of a sumptuous wedding feast. The couple took their departure on the evening train for Louisville where they expect to make their future home. They have the best wishes of their many friends.

- STARKEY-BUNDY: Mr. George W. STARKEY, of Farina, and Mrs. Bethena BUNDY of Chicago, were married on Thursday, Nov. 28th, by W.A. HARVEY, Esq., at his office in Lone Grove twp. An excellent dinner was served after the ceremony and the occasion enjoyed very much.

- ANDREWS-LAWRENCE: Mr. Arthur R. ANDREWS and Miss Anna L. LAWRENCE, both prominent young people of Elgin, Ill., were married on last Sunday afternoon at the residence of and by Rev. J.H. BALLANCE. Mr. ANDREWS is a promising young man of sterling worth and is in the employ of the Woodruff & Edwards Foundry Co., at Elgin, as moulder. He is well known in this city as he was formerly in the Meat Market here. The bride is the oldest daughter of L.W. LAWRENCE, who at one time was engaged in the Hardware business at Farina, and is a charming young lady with a large circle of friends and associates. They departed on the midnight train for Elgin, where they expect to make their home. Their many friends extend congratulations.

- Uncle Tom FOSTER: Died at his home five miles south of this city last Sunday evening, aged almost 90 years. Uncle Tom has resided in the vicinity for 60 years and was held in high regard as a man and a citizen. The funeral service was held at the family home Tuesday, conducted by Revs. JONES and WHISNANT, after which interment was made in the Wilson Cemetery.

- Fred Budlong BEAVER was born in Kinmundy, Ill. Dec. 20, 1873, and died in Kinmundy Nov. 26, 1907, aged 33 years, 11 months, and 6 days. He was married to Miss Carrie BROMOLD of Olean, N.Y. April 20, 1904. He leaves to mourn their loss a devoted wife, father, mother, 2 brothers and 5 sisters. For more than 3 years, he has been a patient sufferer from that terrible disease, Tuberculosis. Everything was done for him that the physicians, skill or loving hands could do but to no avail. Being of a cheerful disposition he was disposed to look on the bright side and to bear his sufferings with patience, which at times were most intense but when the end came it was calm and peaceful. He retained consciousness to the last moment and expressed himself as being willing and ready to go having hope of eternal life. The funeral was held from the Presbyterian Church Thursday Nov. 28, conducted by Rev. J.W. RICHIE, assisted by Revs. J.B. CUMMINS and F.O. FANNON, and interment made in Evergreen cemetery.

- Stenia NELSON-PRICE: Kilstenia NELSON, third child of Jacob and Mrs. Lizzie NELSON, was born in Kinmundy, Ill., March 29, 1881. Her childhood days were spent in her native town with her parents, brother, and two sisters. The older sister, Iva made goodbye to the earthly home ten years ago. Her brother Lares of Yakima, Wash., was unable because of distance to reach home in time for the funeral and only the younger sister, Olga (now Mrs. R.W. WITWER) with her parents remain to share the sad funeral service. Stenia, as she was affectionately called, was converted at the age of 10 years and united with the Methodist Episcopal Church. Her clear, happy religious experience and firm faith in Jesus as a personal, loving Savior, so complimented her natural conscientious and affectionate disposition as to result in a Christian character of rare grace and purity. On the 5th of September 1905, at the home of her parents, Stenia was united in married to Mr. Edward A. PRICE, of St. Louis, Mo. They took up their residence at Maplewood, Mo., where they resided about a year. On account of Mr. PRICE’s failing health they removed to San Antonio, Texas. Failing in his quest for health they returned to Kinmundy and later sought the bracing atmosphere of the north, but all in vain. Stenia’s illness began in midsummer and despite all efforts in her behalf she continued to fail till soul and body parted on Saturday morning Nov. 30, 1907, at 1 o’clock in Oakfield, Wis. at the age of 26 years, 8 months, and 1 day. For several weeks she contemplated the hour of her departure in calm assurance of a life and home beyond this vale of tears. Services were held at their home Monday Dec. 2nd conducted by Rev. Sabine HALSEY, pastor of the M.E. church in Oakfield, Wis of which they were both members. Mr. PRICE being unable on account of his health to accompany the body, his brother, Mr. Henry PRICE, accompanied the body. The funeral service was held form the M.E. church Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock conducted by her former pastor Rev. N.D. SWEENY of Troy, assisted by Rev. J.B. CUMMINS. The body was laid to rest in Evergreen Cemetery. The sorrowing ones have the sympathy of all in their bereavement.

- Birthday Surprise: About 25 neighbors and friends of Mrs. C.P. BALKE gathered at her home last Thursday, Nov. 28th, in honor of her husband’s 43d birthday anniversary. They came with smiling faces and well filled baskets. "Percey", as he is generally known, was a little confused at first but on being reminded that it was his birthday he surrendered to the occasion. His wife had some trouble in keeping him at home that day as he expected to go on a train expedition, but finally she succeeded in getting him to build a hog pen until the friends had arrived. At the noon hour a most delicious dinner was served and the afternoon spent in social conversation and vocal and instrumental music. At three o’clock the crowd dispersed wishing him many more returns of the day.

- Miss Bessie JONES: Was born Jan. the 8th, 1891, died Nov. 28th, 1907, aged 16 years, 10 months and 20 days. She had been afflicted for several months with consumption, growing weaker day after day until death came and released her from her sufferings. Her father and mother died some years ago leaving their three little children, Bessie, Allie and Edson. Allie and Edson are left to mourn the loss of loving sister, but loved ones and kind friends will administer to them and friends will administer to them and God has promised that he will be a Father to the fatherless. Bessie was kind and loving to her friends and associates by whom she will be missed so much, but she will mingle with them no more here on earth. The funeral service was held at Arnolds Chapel Saturday, Nov. 30th at 10 a.m. attended by a large gathering of people. A precious one from us is gone; A voice we loved in stilled, A place is vacant in our home, Which never can be filled.  Rev. J.H. BALLANCE.

- A birthday dinner was enjoyed at the home of Samuel G. TELFORD, near Cartter, on Saturday, Nov. 23, by over 100 relatives and friends, in honor of the 80th anniversary of his birth.

- Mrs. Mary F. CLINGENPEEL, nee ALLEN, died in Parsons, Kansas, Nov. 25, 1907. Born in Indianapolis, in 1860. She was a former resident here. She was married in 1882 and her husband and two children survive here. She was a Christian, conscientious in observance of the Master’s teachings and a member of the Methodist church since 1883. Funeral services were conducted in Norborne, Mo., and interment made in that cemetery.

Dec. 12, 1907:

- Died: Edward A. PRICE, after a continued illness, died at this home in Oakfield, Wis., on Tuesday morning, Dec. 10, 1907, at 10 o’clock, age ___9 years. The body will arrive in this city tomorrow morning and be taken to the home of his father-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob NELSON, from which place the casket will be open from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and the funeral services held from the M.E. church at 2 o’clock. The bereaved ones have the sympathy of all.

- BASSETT-WISEMAN: Mr. Albert BASSETT, residing in Meacham twp., and Miss Estella WISEMAN, of Clay county, were united in the holy bonds of wedlock last Thursday at the home of the bride, Rev. MOLT officiating.

- MARTIN-HAMMERS: Last Saturday night at 9 o’clock at the home of the groom in this city occurred the marriage of Henry E. MARTIN and Miss Irene HAMMERS, J.M. ROTAN, Justice of the Peace officiating. Only the immediate family of the groom witnessed the ceremony.

- The Governor Here: Last Tuesday, Governor Chas. DENEEN, his private secretary, Mr. McINTYRE, Hon. J.J. BROWN, candidate for Sec. of State and Roy WEST, chairman of Republican State Committee, arrived in this city at 4:48 p.m. and were marched to Gray’s opera house where the local republicans had arranged a reception for the party. After a song by the High School Quartet, Gov. DENEEN was introduced tot he crowd and he talked for about 20 minutes and the address was well received by the crowd. After his address Hon. J.J. BROWN made a few brief remarks. The party were enroute to Salem and were transferring to the C. & E.I. and the Republicans here took advantage of this opportunity to pay a tribute of respect to our highest state official. The opera house was well filled and the party were given a very welcome reception. They left on the six o’clock train for Salem where a meeting was held that night and a number of our people accompanied them to that place.

- Farina Express: Mrs. Giles DYE died last week aged about 36 years. She left a young infant.

- Farina Express: Old Lady BUTLER, who resided northwest of town, died Monday night, aged about 80 years.

- Farina Express: Uncle Chas. CRANDALL is quite ill and his children, Mrs. Deicenia BURNETT and Clark CRANDALL of Milton, Wis., are here to help care for him.

- Obituary: Thomas FOSTER was born in Pike Co., Ohio, Aug. 15, 1818, and removed to Marion county, Ill., in Sept. 1844. He was married to Miss Susanne HIGGISON May 4, 1845. She died in 1858. Four children blessed this union, John, Adaline, Zebulon and Amanda. He was married to Mrs. Margaret Ann ROSE in 1860. She died in 1891. To this union one son, Seth, was born. He was sick about two weeks and peacefully passed away Dec. 1, 1907, at 4 p.m. The funeral services were held at his home near Brubaker Tuesday, conducted by Rev. JOHNSON of Alma, and the body laid to rest in the Wilson Cemetery near Alma.

- H.W. SEE Sr. and wife left last Saturday for Redland, Cal., where they will spend a month with their daughter, Mrs. J.E. LASATER, and family.

- Mrs. Fred B. BEAVER, who has resided here the past three years, left Saturday morning for her former home in Buffalo, New York, where she expects to remain indefinitely.

- L.C. MATTHEWS, T.M. SMITH, and Lee HAWORTH were in Salem Monday attending the funeral of Wm. L. ARDERY who died Friday from injuries received by being trampled by a horse. Mr. ARDERY was one of the Salem hustlers and he will be greatly missed in the business circles.

- Miss Frances WOOLLEY went to Odin today to meet her sister, Mrs. Roy FENSTER of Oklahoma City, who expects to spend a month here with relatives and friends.

- Zebulon FOSTER, of Cowley Co., Kan., returned to his home last Friday after attending the funeral of his father at Brubaker and visiting a few days with relatives.

- Jesse GWYN and wife of Wichita, Kan. are visiting in this city with his half-brother, M.P. GRAMLEY and family.

- A fine boy arrived at the home of Harry BRAZEL and wife yesterday morning.

Dec. 19, 1907:

- Dr. Clarence SEE: Died at his home in Frederick, Okla., Sunday after brief illness. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. O. SEE, south of this city, and was a very bright young man, and had bright prospects of the future. The body arrived home last night for burial and the funeral service was held this afternoon at 2 o’clock at the family home under the auspices of the I.O.O.F. Lodge of which he is a member.

- NELMS-WOOLLEY: A beautiful and quiet home wedding was solemnized at the residence of Mr. S.R. WOOLLEY, Wed. afternoon at 4 p.m., when his daughter, Miss Frances, was united in marriage with Mr. Howard NELMS, of this city, Rev. J.B. CUMMINS, of the M.E. church performing the ceremony. Afer congratulations the guests repaired to the dining room where a splendid wedding dinner was served. The young couple have the best wishes of their many friends. They expect to make their home in this city.

- Miss Sarah GARRETT: Died at the home of her brother and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Ben GARRETT, on Thursday, Dec. 12, 1907, aged 68 years and 8 months. The funeral service was held at the residence on Friday morning at ten o’clock attended by a large number of people, both young and old. School was dismissed and the teacher, Miss WILSON and several pupils attended the funeral. After the death of Miss GARRETT’s parents, which occurred a number of years ago, she lived with her sister, Mrs. Mary ATKINS, till her demise, since which time she has lived with her brother and his family. She has been entirely dependent on loved ones all through life who administered to her wants providing for her comfort and watching over her with tender care and during her last sickness, doing all that could be done to relieve her of her suffering and restore her to health again, but all this could not avail, the message came and this dear one has gone to that beautiful home on high. Rev. J.H. BALLANCE.

- E.A. PRICE: Edward Arthur PRICE was born in Leroy, Wis., July 7th, 1878, and died in Oakfield, Wis., Dec. 10th, 1907. He was united in marriage to Miss Stenia NELSON of this city on Sept. 5, 1905. To this union a little daughter was born, who survives her father. They lived happily together till his wife was called to her reward Nov. 30th, 1907. Mr. PRICE united with the church in his early childhood and during the years of his life was an active earnest Christian, a very exemplary young man in all his dealings with the world. He was loved and respected by all who knew him. His body was brought to Kinmundy for burial that he might rest by the side of his beloved wife who so recently passed away. The funeral service was held from the M.E. church, on Friday, Dec. 13, at 2 p.m. conducted by Rev. J.B. CUMMINS, pastor of the church. He leaves to mourn their loss his father, mother, three brothers and one sister and a host of friends.

- Caroline HAGENBUCK was born in Columbia Co., Pa., in the year 1837 and departed this life Dec. 10, 1907, aged 70 years, 4 months, and 16 days. She was united in marriage in 1858 to Geo. BEAM, who died June 26, 1896. To this union was born three children, Mattie A. KLINE, Edward BEAM and Aletha, who died in infancy. She was converted in 1865 and was a member of the M.E. Church of Berwick, Pa., and lived a consistent Christian until God called her home.

- Dr. Hugo MILLER returned home Monday night from Wellsville, Mo. where he had been to attend the funeral of his mother, who died last Thursday.

- O. SEE, residing four miles south of town left last Friday for Frederick, Okla., to visit his son, Dr. Clarence SEE, who was seriously ill and who died before his father’s arrival.

- Harry GREEN of Centralia, aged 27 years, committed suicide last _______ by drinking carbolic acid.

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- Will HOLTZHAUSEN of Meacham took the train here Tuesday for New Mexico, to spend Christmas with his wife who is there for her health.

Dec. 26, 1907: No paper on file.


Please note!!! The articles on this web site were originally reported in weekly editions of "The Kinmundy Express" (also known at one time as "The Marion County Express") which are now located on microfilm at the Illinois Historical Library in the Microfilm Depository in Springfield, Illinois. Please note that the gleanings listed within this compilation do NOT represent entire articles in most cases, but instead, general and summarized information with special interest being focused upon data which is significant to genealogical research.

Compiled, transcribed, and printed by Dolores Ford Mobley. (February 2003) Questions, comments, suggestions should be directed to the e-mail address below.    Permission to copy,  is requested.


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