ILLINOIS TRAILS HISTORY AND GENEALOGY
STATEWIDE EXCERPTS FROM
THE AVA ADVERTISER
JACKSON COUNTY, ILLINOIS 1890


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January 31, 1890

Josiah L. DUVALL, of Mackinaw, Tazewell County, disappeared a few days ago. and his body was found in an old well. The cause of suicide is supposed to have been ill health and financial trouble.

John PAYTON, aged seventy-eight, died at Danville, recently, from pneumonia, which followed an attack of "la grippe." A small child died from the latter disease. So many teamsters and miners are laid up with the malady that it is impossible to obtain sufficient coal for the local market.

Rabbi Edward N. CALISH and Miss Gussie WOOLNER were married at Peoria recently. The groom is the pastor of the Jewish congregation there, and is only twenty-five years of age. the bride is the daughter of a wealthy distiller and a belle in Hebrew society. The ceremony was performed by Rabbis STOLTZ, of Chicago, and BERKOWITZ, of Kansas City.

The wedding of Miss Emma DOOLEY, daughter of Mr. J. M. DOOLEY, the well known banker, and Mr. Albert AYERS, of Strawn, Tex., occurred at Bloomington recently. The newly married couple departed for their home in Texas.

Albert Paul SMITH, manager of the Chicago Clearing House, fell dead in a Cottage Grove Avenue car a few evenings since, while on his way home from his office. Mr. SMITH had been at the clearing house, in the Merchants' National Bank building, during the day, and was seemingly in good health.

Considerable excitement has been occasioned in McLean County by the robbery and beating of Wolf SIMMONS, a Chicago peddler by Harry McCRACKEN and P. M. JACQUES, sons of prominent citizens of the county. They were arrested but subsequently escaped. SIMMONS' injuries are serious.

Don von EISNER, brother of the late Marie LITTS, died recently at Bloomington, aged twenty-six years. He was known as a musician throughout the United States, and was leader of the Fourth Regiment Band of Bloomington. He had traveled extensively as a cornet soloist.

There has been a feud in the SLANE and GRANT families, near Peoria, for years. Recently George SLANE and two of his friends attacked Peter GRANT and GRANT shot SLANE fatally.


February 7, 1890

Word was received near Bloomington a few days ago announcing the death of Mrs. Giles A. SMITH, her death resulting from "la grippe." She was the widow of Brevet Major-General SMITH, formerly Colonel of the Eighth Missouri Volunteer Infantry, who after ? was a prominent business man of Bloomington. Mrs. SMITH of late has made her home with her daughter May ? was married and lived at Geneva. Mrs. SMITH was a native of London, O.

Hon. William BRO---(illegible) in died in Chicago a few days ago. Mr. ? was elected Lieutenant-Governor ? and was for many years presiding ? Chicago Tribune Publishing company. He was born in New Jersey in 1813, and settled in Chicago in 1846. During the past thirty years he has been a tireless advocate of Western water-ways and their improvement. Being a shrewd and farseeing business man, he amassed a fortune estimated at not less than $1,000,000. His family consists only of a daughter, the wife of David D. LLOYD, an editorial writer on the Tribune.

Mrs. John WARNER died recently near Mansfield, Piatt County, aged seventy years. She was one of the old settlers, and was the mother of twenty children.

Frank ROWELL, a cousin of Congressman ROWELL, died of "la grippe" at his home in Bloomington. He was a brother of Hon. Clinton ROWELL, of St. Louis.

John J. FARRIS, who murdered Stephen McGEEHEE in April, 1887, was sentenced at Peoria a few days ago to twenty-five years in the penitentiary. This was his third trial for the crime, which was a very brutal and unprovoked one. On the first trial he was sentenced to be hanged, but the Supreme Court reversed the decision, and on the second trial the jury disagreed.

Governor FIFER has appointed Matthew P. Brady, of Chicago, to be a member of the State Board of Education, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Judge J. C. KNICKERBOCKER

Alexander WOODSIDES, foreman of the repair department of the Chicago & Alton road at Roodhouse, was instantly killed in the yards a few mornings ago. While at work between two cars an engine backed against them, crushing the man's body between them.

John ALLISON, a Chicago, Burlington & Quincy switchman, was run over and instantly killed by an engine in the yards at Peoria. He was riding on a car at the time, and another engine ran into the train. He was a son of wealthy parents who reside at Cruger, Ill. He leaves a wife and one child.

George C. PAYNE, a boy four miles south of Clinton, was accidentally shot and killed by Frank HENRY, an older boy. HENRY had forbidden the PAYNE boy to go with him hunting. As they separated the gun hammer struck a building and the gun was discharged, the load striking PAYNE in the back and abdomen. HENRY is a youth of thirteen years.

Sheriff NOEL of Peoria County, was at the Joliet penitentiary a few days ago, where he took two murderers, John J. FARRIS, of Fulton County, twenty-five years, for shooting Stephen MCGEEHEE, his divorced wife's husband, and Joseph MACKEY for five years for killing James COWAN.

Martin RIESTAD died at Joliet recently, having lived eighteen months with a bullet in his brain. The case attracted great attention from the doctors.

J. M. HADLEY, a prominent carpet and wallpaper merchant of Peoria, confessed judgment recently for $13,000, and his place was closed by the sheriff.

Judge Samuel GRAHAM died recently at Waynesville, De Witt County. He was a prominent citizen, and had resided at Waynesville for more than fifty years.



February 14, 1890

Peter VAN NOCTRAND?, an old and highly respected resident of Elgin, died recently, aged seventy ? years. He settled in Elgin ? years ago, coming from New ?

The west end of the railroad bridge at Peoria fell a few nights ago as a freight train was passing over. The engine and several freight cars were thrown into the river, and three lives were lost - the engineer, fireman and a brakeman. The engineer, Charles NEVILLE, was fastened in the wreck, and he lived several hours with his head above the water begging to be released. But rescue was impossible, but nevertheless many heroic efforts were made.

Joseph LONG, a wealthy farmer, aged sixty years, who resided in Caledonia, near Rockford, committed suicide a few days ago by shooting. His horror of sickness was the cause.

Lawrence CLEARER, a prominent citizen of St. Augustine, near Galesburg, committed suicide by hanging to a tree. He had used a halter as the means of self destruction, and his feet were only eight inches from the ground. He had had much trouble recently.

Manly HIGHTSHOE and Caleb HIGHTSHOE, young farmers of McLean County, were lodged in jail at Bloomington recently on the charge of forging two orders for $400 and another for $211 on Christian HIGHTSHOE; on which money was obtained of C. C. ALDRICH, a grain merchant at the town of McLean. Manly is a son and Caleb a nephew of Christian HIGHTSHOE

Prof. Oscar HOWES, for many years professor of modern languages in the University of Chicago, died a few days ago. Prof. HOWES spent over twenty five years as a teacher of languages in Eastern and Western colleges, and thousands of students have sat under his instruction. He was sixty years old.

Charles G. GIBBS, county clerk of Knox County, a prominent leader in Grand Army affairs and a leading Republican, died at Galesburg of "la grippe."

Governor FIFER has refused to pardon Michael LEYDEN, of Chicago, one of the boodlers now doing time in Joliet.

John NICHOLAS, of Morris, while intoxicated, fell off the cannon-ball train on the Rock Island ? in West Liberty, Ia., and his feet were cut off.

George JONES, an employee of a coal company at Odin, was instantly killed a few days ago by being caught between the hoisting cage and the mine slide.

The United States grand jury in Springfield has indicted Edmon NOONAN and James G. THORTON, of Alton, for uttering and selling false certificates of naturalization, and Ferdinand VOLBRECHT, of the same place, for aiding in disposing of false naturalization certificates.


February 21, 1890

The widow and children of the late Conrad SEIPP, the Chicago brewer, recently sent to each of several different charitable institutions in Chicago a sum of not less than ? nor exceeding $15,000. The total was $135,000 cash. No distinction of ? was made in the distribution, and no conditions attached to the gifts except that they be used for the benefit of the ? A brief letter ? the money was given in memory ? SEIPP.

The Kane County grand jury recently indicted Alderman Fred McCOMB of Elgin, who is charged with seeking to be corrupted and offering to secure the passage of an electric railway franchise for $3,000.

Governor FIFER has refused to pardon Lewis JOHNSON, who was sentenced to the penitentiary for life for the crime of murder. JOHNSON was sentenced from Clinton County in 1869.

Sheriff SILVER of Rock Island was at the Joliet penitentiary a few days ago, accompanied by a lovely young lady. She was a horse thief, named Lowie SHERDON, and only eighteen years old. She had engaged in the business of horse stealing in Rock Island County, and was convicted, but on account of her youth was let off with a year in prison.

Harry, the ten year old son of J. A. BEASON, of Bloomington, was run over and fatally injured by a passenger train on the Ohio, Indiana & Western railroad a few days since. He was playing marbles on the track with some other boys when the accident occurred.

John BINGMAN died in the Rockford jail a few days ago. He ? time the leading stockman in that section, and was known throughout Northern Illinois. He amassed a fortune and was a man of influence, but drink downed him completely. He was sixty years of age.

Post office inspectors have arrested D. O. GALLEAR, J. McFADDEN, G. E. McFADDEN, G.E. McFADDEN, G. E. McFADDEN Jr. and Annie BURNS, at Chicago who are charged with carrying on several schemes for defrauding country people. They have several firm names under which they operated. The postal authorities have received more than a thousand complaints from various parts of Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana.

C. S. McCULLOUGH, one of the oldest citizens of Carthage, died recently, aged eighty.

St. Louis - Samuel H. KNIGHT, the well known general agent of the Chicago & Alton passenger department in this city, died yesterday morning at his residence in this city. About a week since he was taken sick, the symptoms developing dropsy, and the fatal state, the region of the heart, was reached at an early hour yesterday.

Mr. KNIGHT was born at Warren, Mass., December 8, 1831, and he was in his fifty-ninth year. He entered the railway service in 1858 as paymaster of the Chicago & Alton in its earliest days, and in 1863 he was appointed assistant general superintendent of the road. In 1865 Mr. KNIGHT assumed charge of a division and held the position until 1869, when he was offered and he accepted the position of general superintendent of the North Missouri road, now known as the western portion of the Wabash system. In 1871 he returned to the Chicago & Alton service as general agent of the passenger department in St. Louis, a position which he held to the present time.


Friday, February 28, 1890

William STERLING, one of the oldest settlers of Tazewell County, died at his home near Fremont a few days ago. He died on the farm which he had lived for sixty years. He was about ninety years of age.

James FITZPATRICK was recently acquitted at Monticello of the murder of Everett THRASHER, the jury returning a verdict of justifiable homicide. THRASHER had threatened the life of FITZPATRICK and had shot at him six times in one day, and had threatened to burn his property and to do him other injuries.

Near Peoria a few days ago Agge SCHOON, of Metamora, his wife and child were thrown from ??? and injured.

Kitty RAINGER was jailed at Chicago a few days ago. Kitty, it seems, has been playing the part of ghost in a seance, and she was arrested for conniving at fraud.

Fred BERGMAN, aged sixteen years, eldest son of Henry BERGMAN, of Galesburg, fell between two cars of a moving freight train on the Illinois Central, while stealing a ride, and was ground to pieces by the wheels.


Friday, March 21, 1890

G. A. R. Officers elected at Quincy:

Colonel W. L. DISTIN, Quincy, J. F. HARRAL, Aurora, M. B. THISTLEWOOD, Cairo, J. L. McKINNIE, Evanston, Josiah MOORE, Kewanee, W. W. BEAN, Streator, William VENABLE, Macomb, A. F. AVERY, Pontiac, William CLENDENNIS, Moline, Thomas C. KOHL, Rockford

Delegates and alternates to the National Encampment:

H. B. BROOKS, Chicago, James O'DONNELL, Chicago, J. C. CORBUS, Chicago, Samuel B. CHASE, Chicago, A. F. WRIGHT, Woodstock, George S. ROPER, Rockford, J. W. NILES, Sterling, Archibald MEANS, Peru, H. P. McDOWELL, Pontiac, S. S. TRIPP, Peoria, John ELDER, Carthage, H. ? SHAW, New Hatfield, James MATHENY, Springfield, A. D. CADWALLADE, Lincoln, G. W. HARWOOD, Champaign, John LYNCH, Olney, S. McKNIGHT, Girard, Louis KRUGHFF, Nashville, S. G. BURDICK, Centralia, C. O. PATIER, Cairo

Delegates at Large:

S. A. OLIVE, Joliet, W. H. EVERS?, Aurora, H. S. DIETRICH and H. W. BOLTON, Chicago, L. S. LAMBERT, Galesburg, ? HENRY, Cantor, Benson WOOD, Effingham, W. H. COLLINS, Quincy, J. BROWN TAYLOR, Freeport, C. W. McGUIRE, Rock Island, George R. LYON, Waukegan, Horace CLARK, Matt-or, P. G. CALVIN, Galva

A suit for $100,000 for breach of promise of marriage has been commenced in the United States Circuit Court against Louis C. WACHSMUTH senior member of the firm of ? C. WACHSMUTE & Co., Chicago, Clothing dealer. The plaintiff is Miss Jennie M. PAUL, a stately brunette of twenty-five daughter of the late A. W. PAUL who was a Chicago ? merchant.

E. F. O'SHEA, late grand secretary and treasurer of the Brotherhood of Railway Trains has filed suit against James H. JUMPER, of Chicago, in the Circuit Court at Galesburg....libel, and asks for $25,000...

A few days ago Matthew CAMPBELL, a prominent hardware merchant of M? was reported missing. His body was found in the Kankakee river and it appears that while attempting to cross that stream on the ice he was drowned.

Otto FISHER, a lad of eighteen years living in Georgetown, Vermilion County was placed in jail a few days ago for coining spurious nickels and dollars. Detectives have been at work some time but owing to FISHER's being a school boy and doing his work at night, it required time to locate the offender. FISHER is quite ingenious, having made the molds and a good counterfeit. He has read dime novels until in imitation of the Wild West he suffered his hair to grow down to his shoulders.

Mrs. Anna DUMRING, of Rock Island, who obtained a divorce less than six months ago, has sued John BARGE for $20,000 for breach of promise. She is thirty-six, fair and plump. He is seventy-three and rich. When seen, Mr. BARGE stated that he had not refused to marry her, but that he wants to postpone the day for the wedding. He has written something sentimental to the woman, it is said, and it will be used as evidence against him.

Drs. B. C. and E. H. GRAVES, of Piatt County, have been informed that their family has fallen heir to an estate in the old country valued at $51,000,000. Their father, living at Sturgeon, Mo., is a direct heir of the vast estate, and a prominent lawyer has been sent to settle with the owners on behalf of the American heirs.

Frank RIVERS was arrested and jailed at Pekin for selling tobacco without a Government license, and two nights after his arrest he broke jail with another prisoner.


Friday, March 28, 1890

Rev. W. H. H. ADAMS, D. D., ex president of Wesleyan University, located at Bloomington, died at Hot Springs, Ark., recently, where he had gone for the benefit of his health. He was found dead in his room, and a two ounce vial labeled chloroform was near by. It is not believed that the drug was taken with suicidal intent but that he took it while suffering from intense mental depression, and was unconscious of the fact that he was taking his own life. Colonel McNULTA, of Bloomington, who was at the Spring hid the remains embalmed and ? The interment occurred at Bloomington? and was largely attended, ? distinguished people attending.

Miss BROWN, a resident of Oneida, committed suicide at the home of her brother, Rev. Mr. BROWN, by drowning in a cistern. She had been the victim of melancholy.

Several boys jumped on a freight train at Quincy. In crossing the bay bridge George BUTLER, aged fifteen, was knocked from his hanging position by a projection from the draw-house and falling under the wheels, his left leg was frightfully mangled. The accident will likely be fatal.

Lewis JOHNSON, of Galesburg, was awakened from sleep the other night to find a huge rat gnawing at his eyebrows. He drove the rodent away and fell asleep. The animal crawled back on the bed and bit JOHNSON severely on the nose several times, but after a desperate battle the rat was finally driven away. JOHNSON was almost prostrated with fright.

Edward BARKER has commenced suit at Danville for a divorce from Nellie May BARKER. The parties were married on December 9, 1889, and only lived together one month. The husband being only eighteen years old, was compelled to bring suit by his next friend, William A. BARKER, and the wife being only sixteen, the bill prays that a guardian, ad interim, be appointed by the court to defend the suit for his wife. This is the first divorce in Vermilion courts, in which both parties were minors.

Michael B. KELLY, a banker and stock buyer of Manson, Ia., and John MULRONEY, his brother in law, accidentally walked off a railroad trestle at Galena, falling about sixty feet upon the rocks below. KELLY was instantly killed and MULRONEY sustained injuries which may result fatally. Both men were in charge of a train load of stock, which they were taking to the Chicago market.

William HIGHTOE, a young farmer near Bloomington, was convicted recently of forgery and sentenced to three years in the penitentiary.


Friday, April 4, 1890

William SULLIVAN and Harry PARKER, clerks employed in the offices of the Santa Fe Elevator Company, mysteriously disappeared a few days ago. They had been sent to the company's elevators with about $3,000 with which they were to pay off the employees. The police were notified, and the search had no sooner begun than it was learned that they had stolen the money and fled. Detectives learned that they had been corresponding with two young ladies who live in a small town in Maine, and that they had gone to that place for the purpose of marrying the young women. Telegrams were forwarded, and information as received just in time, for SULLIVAN and PARKER were arrested but a short time before the weddings were to have occurred.

About three months ago a man dashed into the Milwaukee Avenue Bank, Chicago, and seized about $1,500 off the counter before the cashier could stop him. He was captured and identified as Robert ROBERTS and the money recovered. The prisoner was admitted to bail, and two days later it was discovered that he had fled. Nothing was known of his movements until a few days ago, when a telegram from Abilene, Kas., bore the information that ROBERTS had been shot dead while trying to rob a bank on the Kansas and Indian Territory frontier He had attempted his Milwaukee method, but the Western cashier was too quick for him and killed him with a Winchester just as he was running out of the door with a tray full of gold.

Ira K. DIXON, a prominent young man of Piatt County and a train dispatcher of the Wabash, was tried on the charge of insanity a few days ago. In telling his own story he said overwork, exposure, disappointment and false friends had caused him to lose his mental balance and that he was disgusted with the world. He claims that he has a revelation from God that he should join a certain church. H was a fine dispatcher. The jury decided that he was insane, and he will be sent to the asylum at Kankakee for treatment.

Hon. J. C. CAMPBELL, known throughout the State as one of the foremost Democrats in Illinois, died very suddenly at his home in Streator, a few days ago, of heart failure. Mr. CAMPBELL was a man of considerable wealth and of great influence in political circles. He was manager of the River Bank Coal Company and chairman of the State Democratic committee. He leaves a widow and one son.

Henry D. BROWN has sued the Chicago & Alton Railway Company at Bloomington for $3,000 damages. Plaintiff is a traveling man living at Aurora, and was ejected from a train between Joliet and Chicago. He says he gave his ticket to the conductor who disputed the fact and ejected him.

The trial of J. K. WALDRON for the manslaughter of Daniel B. LINDLAY, the dry goods merchant of Kinney in September last, is over. The jury reported, sentencing WALDRON for sixteen years. He received the sentence with indifference.

Leo MARTINETTE, a coachman employed by Dr. W. A. McDOWELL, of Rockford, was arrested a few nights ago for attempting to shoot the doctor's pretty fifteen year old daughter, Minnie. He loved the girl, but she did not reciprocate. He is now out of a job and in jail.

Edward J. KING won the first prize and Henry ARNOLD the second at the Knox college oratorical contest in Galesburg. This makes Mr. KING Knox's representative at the intercollegiate contest.


Friday, April 11, 1890

For several weeks, J. T. RUTLEDGE, a student at the University of Illinois, failed to receive his letters, and his suspicions were centered on his room-mate, Israel FERRISH, also a student. An investigation followed, and a large number of letters were found in the trunk of FERRISH. He took some money, several packages of goods, and burned one money order. He has been taken out of school by his parents.

Cholera is raging among the herds of swine around Washburn, Woodford County, and the hogs are dying in large numbers. Albert HEINRICH, a large swine breeder, has lost over a hundred head by the disease. His hogs were of the Jersey red breed, and his loss is very heavy.

Forrest GOODFELLOW, a well known Chicago & Alton engineer, was sandbagged while going home from his train at ? a few nights ago. He ? highwayman, and had a very rough tressel. He was badly injured, but saved his valuables. About ten years ago, Mr. GOODFELLOW's father was waylaid in a like manner and murdered. Patsy DEVINE, one of the murderers, was hanged at Clinton for the crime.

Joe, alias "Plug" HOUERS, a notorious criminal, completed his third term at the Joliet prison the other day, a nine year term, for a daring highway robbery in Chicago. He returned to Chicago saying that henceforth he would "square it" as the Habitual Criminal's act was a terror that he did not want to meet. Another conviction for him would mean a twenty year term.

David SARBELL, a prominent farmer of Murdock, Douglas County, disappeared from his home on March 16, and up to a few days ago no trace of him had been discovered. He was known to have a considerable amount of money on his person when he disappeared, and there are suspicions that he was foully dealt with. No cause is known why he should desert his home and family.

The death of Mrs. Harriet BITTLETON, one of the early pioneers of Quincy, is announced. She died on the eighty fifth anniversary of her birth.


Friday, April 18, 1890

At Bushnell, a few evenings ago, while Mrs. HESS, wife of the landlord of the National Hotel, was entertaining a visitor in the parlor, Ramsey AKERMAN, a prominent man about town, walked in and fired a revolver point blank at Mrs. HESS' face, inflicting a dangerous wound, exclaiming as he did so: "Now, we will settle this matter." He then turned the revolver on himself with satisfactory results. Mrs. HESS will probably recover.

W. D. ULM, a prisoner in the county jail at Tuscola, has brought suit against Douglas County for $10?? damages. He alleges that since he was incarcerated, ten months ago, he contracted a severe case of rheumatism caused from the excessive dampness of the cells. The grand jury has ? successive terms condemned the jail as an unhealthy and unfit place to confine prisoners.

Mrs. James CRAIG, wife of a well to do farmer near Kenney, De Witt County, committed suicide the other day, taking strychnine. She lingered for several hours in great agony. Melancholy, a result of la grippe, was the only known cause.

William MORGAN, his wife and several children, residing near Plymouth, Hancock County, had a horrible experience with a mad dog a few days ago. They were on their way to church, when the family dog, following them, went mad and attempted to get in the wagon. Mr. MORGAN pounded the animal on the head with his whip, and kept him at bay until a small stream was reached, where the dog, seeing the water, went into spasms, and was killed.

Lewis REXTROAT, a wealthy farmer, who lives near Arcadia, Morgan County, lost his large barn by fire a few nights ago. It contained eight horses, two mules, 2,000 bushels of corn and oats, besides hay, wagons, plows and other articles. Two valuable stallions were saved.

At Bloomington, John SEWELL has sued Albert DUDLEY for $2,500 for throwing a plate of hot soup upon him. Both are hotel employees.

John FORD, a burglar, entered the residence of James A PEACH, at Washington Heights, a Chicago suburb, a few evenings ago. Mr. PEACH discovered the intruder and brought him down with a bullet in his hip. FORD was taken to County Hospital.

Mrs. Austin WEED, of Dixon, committed suicide. She was insane.

Fowler DAVIS, of Clinton, while attempting to remove a hen's nest from a haystack, fell on a rail, which entered his abdomen. Erysipelas set in, which caused his death.

At Atwood, Piatt County, a few days since, Reuben LANDIS, a justice of the peace, was attacked by Constable John HUGHES, and the former defended himself with a knife. HUGHES was seriously, if not fatally, cut about the head, face and neck. The two officers had had a misunderstanding about a settlement, and this led to the trouble. Justice LANDIS claims that he did the deed in defense of his life.

Mrs. Cornelia L. WASHBURN, of Bloomington, has entered suit for damages against Luke NEVIS, James and William DUFFY, John J. MAYERS, Thomas McMANIGAL, James LONG, Charles BENDER and Peter HAIERMAN, saloonists and owners of the saloon buildings. She claims that liquor sold to her husband has caused him to lose his situation and become a worthless drunkard, unable to support her as he used to do.

The Cronin convicts, BOURKE, COUGHLIN and O'SULLIVAN, had a brief respite from their never ending grind of prison labor for a short time a few days ago when they were surprised by receiving a visit from their old comrade, the recent dime museum curiosity, John P. KUNZE. KUNZE was bubbling over with happiness, dressed in his best suit of clothes, and was accompanied by his sweetheart.

Emma STARR is under arrest in Chicago for poisoning the family of George P. NEWLAND, a wealthy retired real estate dealer. The girl, who was a servant, mixed "Rough on Rats" with their food, and then fled, but was recaptured. Mr. NEWLAND and his wife died, but it was thought that the son and daughter would recover. It is believed the girl is insane.

A grand excursion of old soldiers has gone from this State to the battlefield of Shiloh. A reunion will take place there, the Blue and the Gray mingling.


Friday, April 25, 1890


A strange suicide occurred at Gunbridge, near Clinton, a few days ago. A fairly well dressed man who had been seen around town during the day was found badly mangled and cut to pieces, a train having run over him. Citizens of Kenney identified the body as that of a man who had told several parties that Chicago and several other great cities were doomed to sink or be destroyed that day, and that he could save them by offering himself as a sacrifice to God. Nothing was thought of this strange remark until his body was found. Letters on his person show him to have been a resident of Kentucky, under the name of HAMILTON.

Colonel J. B. PATTERSON died at Oquawka a few days ago from "la grippe." He was a notable man and patriot. He was the oldest editor in Illinois, being prominently connected with provincial journalism from its earliest history in this State. He called to order and presided over, at Monmouth, in 1835, the first railroad meeting ever held in Illinois. He was intimately acquainted with Indian Chieftain Black Hawk, and wrote a history of his life and his battles.

Adolph DIETZ, of Dixon, met a terrible death the other morning. While holding a team they suddenly started, throwing him forward and dragging him to death.

Marcus S. STERNS of Chicago, Mayor HARRISON's father in law, who committed suicide, left an estate of $2,000,000. He gave it all to members of his family, bequeathing nothing to any public institution or charity.

Frederick POLL, a well known farmer of Vermilion County, was found dead in a field near his house by some of his neighbors. It is supposed he was kicked while plowing with a dangerous horse.

John VAN NORTWICK, the richest man in Kane County, died at his home in Batavia, aged eighty-one. Mr. VAN NORTWICK settled in Kane County in 1837, and was largely interested in railroad building, having been chief engineer of the Galena & Chicago and Union railway, also of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy. When the latter road was extended to Burlington and Quincy he was made president, holding the office eight years. He built flourmills, papermills and pulpmills and was a large owner of water power lands in Wisconsin. He was originally chief of the corps of engineers employed on the canals of New York State.

Joseph RUSH, a well known young man of Danville, was run over and instantly killed by a train at Catlin a few mornings ago.

H. T. LEWIN, proprietor of a Bloomington saloon, was dangerously cut in a fight with Seneca RUSSELL, a Chicago decorative painter. LEWIN received a cut a foot long in his left side, just below the rib, which penetrated the abdominal cavity. RUSSELL, who was arrested, pleads self defense. His face shows the effects of severe pummeling.

Judge J. W. SIMS, of Urbana, died a few mornings ago. He was a prominent member of the Champaign County bar, and had just entered the canvass as a candidate for the Republican nomination to the office of circuit judge of Champaign County. He was fifty-nine years of age.


Friday, May 2, 1890

Frank HARBISON, son of Alderman William HARBISON, of Rockford, was found dead in the woods near that city the other day. A bullet wound in the left breast told the cause of death, but whether suicide or murder is not known.

John EUSTRIE, N. P. AKEYSON and Jacob WILLIAMSON were suffocated in a mine at Spring Valley a few days ago. They had gone down the shaft to extinguish a fire.

Augusta LEHMANN, wife of the millionaire merchant, E. J. LEHMANN, filed a petition in the Probate Court at Chicago a few days ago, asking for the appointment of a conservator for her husband's estate, and alleging that he is insane. The ? ? the petition claims, is worth about $2,500,000. LEHMAN is now in an asylum for the insane in New York State.

At Brooklyn, near Joliet, a few days ago, Nellie RUDD, the adopted daughter of Mrs. Ernest RUDD, was abducted from the vicinity of her home by an unknown man, and driven rapidly away in a covered buggy. According to reports, the child in its infancy was given in charge of the Chicago Orphan Mission by Rev. Mr. VAN ARSDALE, the superintendent. From this place the girl was adopted by the RUDDs a few months later.

A few days ago Lafayette COLE, manager of the Peoria Electric Light Company, resigned to go to New York, and then it was discovered that he was crooked in his accounts, and that he was short about $6,000. He was captured in New York, and will be returned to Peoria. COLE's relatives are very wealthy and are expected to come to the rescue.

Several prisoners sawed their way out of the Pekin jail a few nights ago, among them Charles MAPLES, a bigamist. MAPLES was captured and returned to jail, two farmers capturing him about twenty miles below Pekin.

Hon. E. STOVER died suddenly of paralysis of the heart at Lanark a few evenings since. He served two terms as a member of the State Legislature. He was the originator and manger of the Grand Circle of White Men and ? light of the Christian Church.

Governor FIFE has appointed George W. AYERS and James HAINES, Jr. as fish wardens for the County of Tazewell and James SAMPSON for Calhoun County.

Dr. M. BRUNER, of Galesburg, walked out of a second story window and was killed by the fall. He was partially demented from the use of liquor and narcotics when the accident occurred.

Interest in the celebrated JUNGHAUS murder at Peoria has been revived by the opening of a letter from Germany addressed to the murdered man. The letter was from L. A. KOERNER, of Lieumnitz, Germany, and showed that the dead man's real name was Theodore ZOGEL, and that he was a defaulter in the old country.

Miss Sarah HILL, the young schoolmistress who brought sixteen children safely through the terrible blizzard which swept over the prairies of Nebraska, January 12, 1888, is lying at the Wesleyan Hospital, in Chicago, undergoing operations on her eyes, which gave way under the strain of that day's work. Several operations have been performed, with the result in doubt.

Governor FIFE considered finally and refused pardons in the following cases:

Dr. Joseph BRYANT, convicted of manslaughter in De Witt County in 1888, and sentenced to Joliet for one year.

Peter GROSJEAN, convicted of murder in Jersey County in 1880, and sentenced to Joliet for twenty-five years.

Henry BOYLE, alias John COX, a life convict in the Joliet penitentiary, committed suicide by hanging with a towel in his cell while the convicts were at chapel service. He was sent there ten years ago from Warren County, for murder, and was one of the last batch of convicts to whom Governor FIFE refused to pardon. He became despondent over not getting a pardon.


Friday, May 9, 1890


Governor FIFE issued a requisition on the Governor of Michigan for James WALPOLE? January last broke jail in Q(uincy?) where he was under indictment for burglary, and is now under arrest ? trial at Detroit under the name of ---ick MURRY for the murder of a pol----

An interesting legal fight is about to be waged over the body of Dr. CRONIN, which now lies buried in Calvary Cemetery, Chicago. The cemetery is located in the village of South Evanston, just north of the city, and last February the trustees of the village passed an ordinance prohibiting the burial of any person in the cemetery grounds within -- of the lake.

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Chicago, May 5 - All that was mortal of Patrick Henry CRONIN, who a year ago Saturday night was lured to the den of death, now known to history as the Carlson cottage, was laid to rest yesterday afternoon, in a grave on the cold and desolate beachfront of Calvary Cemetery. Over a thousand men and women who had known him in life braved the bleak windw and pelting rain to witness the final obsequies. The Sheridan Guards acted as guard of honor, with muffled drums; the Ancient Order of Hibernians in green regalia, and the Catholic Foresters, turned out in large numbers.

When the casket had been placed on the edge of the grave, the brief offices for the interment of the dead were read by Father MULDOON, chancelor of the diocese, and after it had been sprinkled with holy water it was lowered into the tomb. Then the members of the ladies' committee began to strew flowers upon the coffin lid and before the two wagon loads which they had brought with them had been exhausted, the grave was filled to the brim. The drum corps beat a tattoo as the heavy stone was rolled over the tomb, sealed and cemented, the office for commitment was read by the priest, and the ceremony was at an end. It is intended to erect a monument over the grave at a cost of not less than $7,000, and also to beautify the surroundings until the present waster is converted into a garden.

At Rockford a few days ago Mary L. and Alice D. WILLIAMS were married to C. R. SMITH of Chicago, and Walter D. WILLIAMS, of Rockford, respectively. Mrs. WILLIAMS has been seriously ill for several weeks. When she realized that her end was near she asked that her two beloved daughters should be married. The young men were sent for, and soon after their arrival the solemn ceremony was performed at the bedside of the dying mother. The mother was perfectly conscious during the ceremony, but soon gave away and lost consciousness.

Ripley R. CALKINS, of St. Joseph, Mo., deserves a place in the World's Fair history. On the day the President signed the Fair bill Mr. CALKINS placed his order on the engagement book of the Sherman House for two rooms with four beds and bath from May 2 to June 1, 1893

John WILBORN was sent to the Washingtonian Home, at Chicago, a few days ago, suffering from delirium tremens. He was placed in a third story room, with heavy iron bars over the windows. At night, in his frenzy, he wrenched the bars from their fastenings and jumped out, alighting on the ground and sustaining injuries that may prove fatal. The bars wrenched off by WILBORN could withstand the strength of five men.

Commissioner RAUM of the Pension Bureau and Mrs. RAUM have gone to Peoria on a short visit to their son.

Chicago - May 3. - A mob of angry citizens gathered around the toll house at the southern terminus of the Snell road at midnight last night and after removing a part of the toll keeper's household goods, burned the building to the ground. As soon as the building was well on fire the mob dispersed, and when the fire department arrived there was not a soul in sight save the keeper. Fred SMITH, and his wife, with one or two of their friends. The men who made up the mob made no efforts to conceal their identity, and SMITH and his wife recognized many of them as residents of this vicinity.


Friday, May 16, 1890

Clayton, MO. May 13 - An awful accident which resulted in the loss of two lives and one of the most graphic pictures of destruction ever witnessed in this vicinity occurred on the east bound freight on the St. Louis, Kansas City & Colorado railroad at the trestle a mile east of this place yesterday morning. Just before reaching a high trestle over a creek the engine jumped the track, and after bumping over the ties for some distance, plunged over the side of the trestle just in time to strike upon the eastern abutment of solid masonry which was demolished as if it had been the object of a continuous bombardment from heavy artillery.

The engine in making the descent turned completely over, finally resting upon its wheels but completely dismantled, and at a considerable distance from the tender, which went crashing to the center of the creek at the highest part of the tressle.

Engineer R. I. JONES, of St. Louis, was instantly killed. He leaves a wife in delicate health and one child.

Conductor R. W. SHELLCROSS, of Union, was fatally injured internally, and died four hours after the accident. He leaves a wife and several children.

Fireman A. GREIFELD, of Union, was seriously injured internally, but it is thought he may recover. He is married.

Several cars were wrecked and the track for some distance was torn up.

Ex-Governor Andrew SHUMAN, president of the Chicago Evening Journal Company, and for many years editor of the paper, died suddenly in Chicago a few evenings ago. He was walking along the street when he was taken suddely ill. He entered a house and asked for a bed. Undressing himself, he retired, and in a few minutes was heard to gasp heavily for breath. A physician was summoned, but he died in a short time, the physician pronouncing his death due to apoplexy. The body was removed to an undertaking establishment and a message sent to his family in Evanston. Mr. SHUMAN undoubtedly went into the house because it was the nearest place open. He was an ex-Lieutenant Governor of the State and a man of the highest character. His age was about fifty-eight years.

Thomas MAXWELL, who had been a resident of Knox County since 1827, while driving across the railroad track at Galesburg, was struck by a passenger train thrown sixty feet and instantly killed. He served in the Black Hawk war.

B. W. BRIGGS, a newspaper man from Arkansas, who was in Chicago to buy a house and lot in the suburbs, is missing, and foul play is feared. Mr. BRIGGS had a considerable amount of money with him when last seen.


Friday, May 23, 1890

Frederick OTT, aged twenty-two and a molder, blew the top of his head off with a revolver at Moline? because he had disregarded the wishes of his affianced and been on a spree.

The sixth death from the typhoid epidemic in Augustana Theological Seminary at Rock Island has occurred a few nights ago, a student named Henry E. JOHNSON, aged twenty-two, succumbing.

L. H. BARKER, aged sixty-six, and an old resident of Moline, hung himself while his family was at church. Continued ill health was the cause.

Charles TORRENCE, a prominent citizen of Abbingdon, Knox County, fell under a train in attempting to board it, and was instantly killed.

The remains of Miss Ann RUTLEDGE, the first love and betrothed of President Lincoln, at Old Salem, near Petersburg, were removed the other day from a secluded country burying ground, to Oakland Cemetery in Petersburg. It is recorded in history that the premature death of the young lady prevented the consummation of the vows. She died August 25, 1835.

Logan L. GRIMES, a Chicago, Burlington & Quincy brakeman, of Galesburg, son of Dr. GRIMES, of Camp Point, fell from a train near Avon and was instantly killed.

Dr. Alberta DOUGLAS, Joliet's noted female physician, died en route to Colorado for her health.

Judge DRUMMOND, the venerable ex Judge of the United States Circuit Court, died at his home in Wheaton, a few nights ago, of old age. He was eighty years and seven months old. Age and a complication of disorders had held him bedfast for a considerable length of time, and to his family and friends his death was not unexpected.

R. W. LANDIS, a justice of the peace, was fined $200 at Tuscola for stabbing Constable William HUGHES.

General Julius WHITE, one of Chicago's oldest citizens, died at his home in South Evanston, aged seventy-four. His death was caused by a complication of troubles affecting his heart. General WHITE was recently elected commander of the Illinois department of the Loyal Legion.

The congregation of the Union Church at Bethel worshipped in the open air recently, Rev. J. DRAPER preaching from a mound of ashes where a few days before stood their cozy little church.


Friday, May 30, 1890

Mrs. Mary M. BROGG, a prominent Minneapolis (Minn.) lady, jumped from a Rock Island train at Joliet, as it was rapidly pulling into the depot. The train had stopped before crossing the Alton and started up to pull into the depot. Mrs. BROGG intended to get off at Joliet to visit friends, and thinking she would be left, jumped off, and was hurled headlong down a steep embankment. Her identity was discovered by her trunk checked to Joliet. Her injuries are pronounced fatal.

Rev. Dr. S. M. BARRETT, of St. Stephen's Roamn Catholic Church, Chicago, was shot in his door step the other night and fatally wounded. He had been accosted by a young man who professed to be in a dying condition from heart trouble. The priest gave the man directions to help him physically, and was considering the matter of spiritual consolation, when there was a sudden flash and report and Dr. BARRETT fell with a bullet in his breast. The supposed dying man had suddenly pulled a revolver and fired point blank at the priest. He was arrested, and is thought to be insane.

Kittie BRAINARD, an Oneida schoolteacher, who was discharged by the directors for punishing severely an unruly boy, has sued the board for her wages for the unexpired portion of the year and $2,000 damages.

A body found floating in the lake at Chicago, a few days ago, was that of John HARDING, a mail agent of Freeport, who so mysteriously disappeared in Chicago over six weeks ago. The body was so badly decomposed that identification was impossible, except by the clothing and personal effects. General ADKINS, postmaster of Freeport, and others identified the body. When HARDING disappeared he had several hundred dollars in money in his pocket. The body found in the lake had none, nor was there a hat or coat on it.

Engineer Frank DOVE, who was shot by a policeman while the officer was pursuing a burglar, died, and the officer was completely exonerated. He had fired four shots at the flying thief. DOVE was found afterward, one ball having passed through his body and two others through his coat. Circumstantial evidence was adduced showing that DOVE was the man whom the officer was chasing. The affair has produced a great sensation.

Colonel J. W. LANGLEY, who for years has been a prominent citizen, lawyer and politician of Champaign, has resigned his office as county judge, and will soon move to Seattle, Wash. He was given a reception in the city building the other evening.

Arthur BELL, Frank GRIFFITH and James WILCOX were drowned in Fox river the other evening. they were out in a boat fishing and it is supposed had been drinking. The boat upset and all went down together. WILCOX and GRIFFITH had families.


Friday, June 6, 1890

Charles KELLAR, a well to do young farmer, has been judged insane at Urbana. He is violantly insane and talks of nothing but ? (portions of this section are illegible)

Ebenezer MITCHELL died at Danvers a few days ago from paralysis. He was seventy-seven years of age, and was one of the oldest and wealthiest residents of Western McLean County.

James G. HALL, of Bloomington, who was a brakeman on the Lake Erie & Western railway, has brought suit against the road for $15,000 for injuries received in an accident on that road about three months ago at Hilton, and in which the conductor, whose name was Benjamin, and who lived in Lafayette, Ind., was killed. HALL's leg was amputated at a hospital in Peoria.

Dr. MENDENHALL, of Kappa, Woodford County, was arrested a few days ago on the charge of forgery. It is alleged that he raised two school certificates of $5 each to $25 each. He gave bail to await the action of the grand jury.

A special dispatch to the Globe-Democrat from Marysville, Mo., under the date of May 30, says:

Judge Finney D. PRESTON, of Olney, Ill., died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. A. E. PARK, in this city, last night, from heart disease. Judge PRESTON was seventy-one years of age, and was born in Wabash County, Ill. He was elected clerk of the Supremem Court at Mount Vernon for two terms, and served in the State Legislature two terms, and was then elected circuit attorney, which position he held for sixteen years. He was appointed General Mail Agent by President BUCHANON, but resigned before the close of his term, owing to his adherance to Stephen A. DOUGLAS' political views. At the breaking out of the war he, with DOUGLAS and John A. LOGAN, made speeches for the vigorous prosecution of the war. He enlisted and served during the entire war as a regimental and brigade Quarter-master. His remains were taken to Olney, where he has resided for thirty-one years, for interment.

John SPELLMAN, the clever young cracksman of Peoria, is at liberty once more, and has left that city for parts unknown. Ed. SPELLMAN, his father, furnished the security, $2,400, shortly before midnight and young SPELLMAN was then driven off in a closed carriage. The jail officials kept the matter a profound secret until the next morning. The news created intense excitement in police circles, for the police worked for months to capture the cracksman, and have fully a score of charges against him. It is thought he has gone to Canada, and the police have no hope of apprehending him.

A few evenings ago Hon. Thomas J. BUNN, a Democratic politician of Bloomington and ex-postmaster, was probably fatally injured. He stepped from a street-car in motion, was knocked down by a bicycle and fell, his head striking the curbstone, cutting a deep gash in his temple.

St. Louis, June 2 - Fire was discovered at half past two o'clock this morning in a tenement house and paint shop at No. 1633 Franklin avenue, and so fierce were the flames and so rapid the spread of the fire fed by the paints and oils in the shop that although the firemen were prompt to respond to the alarm, when they arrived upon the scene their only concern was to rescue the members of the family of George WOLFF, consisting of grandfather, wife and two children. All but the grandfather were taken out alive and sent, badly burned, to the hospital. The old gentleman, aged seventy-five, was not discovered until he was quite dead, and his body was sent to the morgue.

The wife and child of Charles HUSS were also taken from the burning building, both badly burned, but they will recover.


Friday, June 20, 1890

The annual reunion of survivors of the Twentieth Illinois Veteran Volunteers was held in Bloomington a few days ago. The Twentieth was organized in 1861, the companies being from Champaign, McLean, Livingston, DeWitt and Kankakee counties. It served throughout the war, participating in twenty-five battles.

Joseph SATTLE, a Gladstone merchant, lay his head across a Chicago, Burlington & Quincy rail at Burlington, Ia., and permitted a switch engine to cut it off.

Beautifully formed and healthy triplets were born Thursday to the wife of Rev. E. O. GETSEL, of Galena, a prominent clergyman of the Northwestern German M. E. Conference.

At Kankakee Mrs. Charles LANDWEHR, the young wife of a baker recently from Indianapolis, Ind., committed suicide by taking "Rough on Rats." Domestic troubles are the alleged cause.

The State encampment of the Sons of Veterans at Jacksonville during the entire week eginning June 23, promises to be a grand affair. Excursions are to be run from every point, and on Thursday, the 26th, there will be a grand parade and sham battle in the day time and a display of fireworks in the evening.

The Governor has appointed James L. NEFF, of Freeport, to succeed General Daniel DUSTIN, of Sycamore, as one of the board of trustees of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Home in Quincy.


Friday, June 27, 1890

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George NOBLE, a noted street gamin at Bridgeport, and latterly a farm hand, has been informed that he is heir to an estate valued at $60,000 in New York.

W. B. LARKWORTHY, an old resident and prominent contractor of Quincy, died a few days ago.

Another of these terrible mysteries for which Peoria is achieving an unenviable notoriety is in process of unraveling. The other night a young girl employed as a waitress in a restaurant, in company with three other young girls from the same place, went on a steamboat excursion up the river. The boat left about eight o'clock, returning shortly after midnight. Katie SHEEHAN, the young girl in question, was seen alive when the boat landed, but after that her whereabouts were invovled in mystery until noon the following day, when her body was fished from the river about two blocks from where the boat landed. Sufficient evidence was learned to cause the arrest of a young cigar-maker named Charles BECK, who was with the girl on the evening in question, and who was the last one with whom she was seen alive.

James McGEE, confined in the Galena city prison for a misdemeanor, attempted suicide in his cell by cutting his throat from ear to ear with a razor. He was in a critical condition. Humiliation over his arrest is assigned for the cause of the deed.

John STAHL, a prominent citizen of Jo Daviess County, aged sixty years, committed suicide the other night at his home, at Apple River, by shooting through the heart with a revolver. He had been suffering from cancer on the tongue.


Friday, July 4, 1890

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Treacherous Rock river has again claimed a victim in Fred LAUREY, who went to bathe with some of his college chums near the Illinois Central bridge at Dixon. The rapid current swept him beyond the aid of his companions. His parents live in Sanborne, N. D.

Chicago had fifty cases of sunstroke and overheating in one day recently, and the mortality among young children was very heavy.

The Governor has appointed Dr. T. A. BARNES, of Bloomington, to be a member of the State Board of Charities to succeed Dr. F. B. HALLER, of Vandalia.

Henry BOUGHTON, a poor farmer living near Danville, in company with his attorney, Colonel W. J. CALHOUN, started for New York City a few days ago to secure an unexpected inheritance of $300,000.

The coroner's jury at Peoria has reached a verdict in the inquest on the body of Katie SHEEHAN, the young girl who was found dead in the river at that city after a boat excursion. They found she came to her death by having her neck broken by parties unknown to the jury. She was evidently killed while defending her honor. A reward of only $100 has been offered for information regarding her slayers.

The ghastly remains of Sebastian STOFFER, a four year convict from Chicago, were found in his cell in the Joliet penitentiary with the throat cut from ear to ear, done with a prisoner's case knife.

It is said that a man answering the description of TOSCOTT, the alleged murderer of Millionaire SNELL, of Chicago, has been arrested near Seligman, Ark. Chicago detectives have gone there.

Gus JOHNSON was drowned near Rockford, the other night, while in Rock river picking up driftwood. He leaves a wife and five children. He was forty years old.


Friday, July 11, 1890

Kankakee, Illinois, July 8 - As the Knights of Pythias excursion train on the Illinois Central railroad, composed of fourteen coaches bringing excursionists from different points South, bound for the Milwaukee encampment reached Manteno, nine miles north of this city, a pin in the switch came out after four coaches had passed and derailed ten coaches. One coach was turned over completely. The killed and injured are:

J. C. CROWDER, of Henderson, KY; instantly killed
F. W. FEAGUE, East St. Louis, hurt in back
Captain W. H. SANDUSKY, Central City, KY, right leg fractured
Chas. LUNTZ, of Shelbyville, Ill., hurt in shoulders and sides

Lotus NILES, statistical clerk in the office of the State Auditor, was reported the other day as lying at the point of death. He was private secretary to Governor MATTESON in the 50s, has been in the State's employ for upwards of forty years, and is known to nearly every politician in the State. For the last twenty years or more he has been the patient compiler of the State's insurance and assessment tables, and has worn himself out in statistical drudgery. He was obliged to abandon his task. He is seventy-three years old.

The first veteran in Galena to make application for a pension under the Dependent bill was a veteran of two wars, an octogenarian, and bore the name of Daniel E. WEBSTER. He is a well known gunsmith of that city, was in the regular army at the time of the Seminole war and fought three years in Florida. At the breaking out of the rebelion he enlisted in the Forty-eighth Iowa Volunteers and served faithfully in the Union (the rest is illegible).

Andrew RENFREW, of St. Jacobs, a farmer, refused to answer certain questions asked by the census enumerator in regard to farm products, mortgages, etc., on the ground that such information would be used by the boards of trades and speculators. He was arrested and prosecuted in the United States Court at Springfield, and had to pay fine and costs, amounting to $80.

A young boy, son of George NICKERSON, of Heyworth, was loading a shotgun when it was accidentally discharged, killing him instantly.

Orin WATERS, one of the old residents of Bloomington, and one of the founders of the Daily Leader of that city, died the other day from paralysis, aged fifty-eight.

The beheaded body of Frank DEVOE, a molder, thirty years of age, was found on the railroad track at Rock Island a few mornings ago. One arm was missing.

S. O. DENTON, who deserted a wife and dying babe at Carthage some months ago, was chased out of the city with a shotgun the other day, on his first appearance, by George TROUTE, Sr., father of the abandoned wife.

Robert GORUM, colored, who has been executive messenger and attendant in the ante-room at the Governor's office for over twelve years, died the other morning. About a year ago he became unable to attend to his duties, and then the Governor took in Clarence, Robert's little son, as messenger, and allowed the salary to run on. Meantime Robert's wife died, and now a family of six little children are left orphans.


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