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The Kinmundy Express; LAWSON & SCOTT, Publishers, Kinmundy, Illinois.

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January 4, 1884:

- Elder G.T. NICHOLS will preach the Centennial Sermon at the M.E. Church South on Sunday next.

- Thos. W. WILLIAMS of Kinmundy is going to engage in the insurance business with Emmet PORTER. They will make a full team. (Herald-Advocate)

- Prof. A.B. CHILCOAT, late superintendent of our city school, departed for Chicago on Tuesday evening.

- Miss Fodie EAGAN accompanied her friend, Miss Ida SWAN to Fairfield, Ill. last Monday and will remain some days in that city.

- An oyster supper was given on Monday eve. Dec. 31, 1883, at the residence of Mr. C. ROHRBOUGH by the young folks of Kinmundy.

- Misses Mabel and Anna HOLLISTER gave a tea party last Saturday evening to a few of their young lady friends, among whom were Miss Ida SWAN of Fairfield and Miss Pauline JONES now of Raymond. In the language of the girls, "they had a splendid time".

- On last Saturday, Mr. G.W. HARLAN purchased of Jos. PYLES a house and lot near the railroad, in the west part of Kinmundy. Consideration $175.00 cash. Mr. HARLAN will erect two houses on the premises, repair the old one, and all three will be for sale or to rent.

- "The dude of the depot" is what the girls call Seth FOSTER.

- Roller Skating at Jones’ hall next Monday and Tuesday nights.

- Master Charley FOX celebrated his 13th birthday on the evening of the 1st inst.

- Mrs. A.W. GUNN of Richview, Ill. is visiting Mr. and Mrs. J.C. GUNN in this city.

- The C.P. church supper at EAGAN’s Hall last Friday night was fairly attended. Net receipts about $25.00.

- Charley LOHMANN is at a loss to know why any one should want to steal a pair of boots when they can buy them of him so cheaply.

- Chief Justice HARLAN has moved his office down stairs and across the street, and will hereafter hold court in the same office occupied by W.B. EAGAN.

- There was an oyster supper at the residence of Mr. J.H. ROHR, living five miles south of Kinmundy, on the night of Jan. 1st, 1884. Maple Grove cornet band was present and enlivened the occasion with music.

- Miss Susie LAWSON went to Chicago last Monday night to act as cashier for Mr. MAHAN. Mrs. MAHAN and Joe expect to go in a few days. In consequence of their removal, their residence property on Second street will be sold at a great bargain.

- A card from Charley GAMMON says send his paper to Quincy, Ill.

- Miss Nettie BLAKSLEE gave a very pleasant party to her young friends last Friday evening on the occasion of her 12th birthday.

- J.P. LATSHEW and wife of Stanberry, Mo. spent the holidays with Mrs. L.’s people, H. WILLIAMS and family. They returned yesterday.

- A juvenile tramp giving his name as James FITZGERALD, and claiming to be from Arcola, Ill., but more recently discharged from the Cairo hospital, was arrested on Wednesday for stealing a pair of boots from in front of C. LOHMANN’s boot and shoe store. He was taken into custody just after a fruitless attempt to sell the boots for $1.50 in McBRYDE’s store, and was given a preliminary trial before Justice HARLAN who sentenced him to the county jail to wait the action of the next term of court. The prisoner said he bought the boots in Centralia for $3.00, but the property was identified by Mr. LOHMANN and VANARNUM. He was taken to Salem Wednesday night by constable Will HAMMERS. The boy is, we should judge, about 16 years of age, very delicate looking, and not so constituted to stand much prison life. He is in all probability a victim of bad literature, having run away from home to seek his fortune.

- Birthday Surprise Party: Mr. Editor - On Wednesday, Dec. 26 at the usual hour for tea I went home to see what the chances were for something to sustain nature. It is my custom to go around the house, but on seeing the front door open, I went in there for a change, and was met in the hall by my wife, who ushered me into the parlor to wait until the rolls were done. When I entered the parlor, all was dark, the lamp being turned very low, but on being turned up revealed a whole room full of people, and then it dawned upon me that this was my 48th birthday, and that I was being banqueted by my Sunday school class, who were all present as follows, except four: Mrs. JACKSON, Mrs. ROTAN, Mrs. STEWART, Mrs. WHITE, Misses Anna CAWREY, Annie WHITE, Gussie Rose FROST, Maggie HARMON and Mrs. Mary FOX, accompanied by Rev. G.T. CLAWSON, W.H. WHITE, Miss Emma STEVENS and Miss Joanna EAGAN. After a social greeting all around, we were informed by the landlady that the rolls were ready, and all repaired to the dining room to partake of what had been arranged for us. To me this was a most joyful occasion. One that will ever be a pleasure to remember. No was this all, for the class also put an elegant large album on the Christmas pyramid for me, for which I am truly thankful; and take occasion here to return to them many thanks for these expression of kindness, and wish them all another happy, pleasant year. J.B. McBRYDE.

- Card of Thanks: We desire to express our sincere thanks to the many kind neighbors and citizens of Kinmundy for their acts of sympathy and assistance shown during the illness and at the death of our dear wife and beloved mother. May the choicest blessings of heaven rest upon the people of this community is our wish for they have all been kind to us. Theodore BOOS and family.

January 11, 1884:

- City Government of the City of Kinmundy, 1884:  Mayor - John F. DONOVAN; Clerk - Frank W. KING; Treasurer - Geo. W. ELDER; Attorney - J.C. GUNN; Police Magistrate - C.S. PURCELL; Marshal - G. FENSTER; Supt. of Sts. - H.R. HERRICK;Alderman - 1st Ward - J.G. WEST, E.G. FORSHEE; 2nd Ward - Ed HERRICK, Fred D. SIPLE; 3rd Ward - Nelson GRAVES, M. JERNIGAN; Standing Committees: Finance - J.G. WEST, N. GRAVES, E. HERRICK; Ordinances - M. JERNIGAN, F.D. SIPLE, E.G. FORSHEE; Streets and Alleys - E. HERRICK, N. GRAVES, F.D. SIPLE; Claims - F.D. SIPLE, E. HERRICK, J.G. WEST; Cemetery - J.G. WEST, M. JERNIGAN, E.G. FORSHEE; Health and Police - E.G. FORSHEE, M. JERNIGAN, E. HERRICK; Fire - N. GRAVES, J.G. WEST, F.D. SIPLE;

- Church Directory:

+ M.E. Church, South - Services every Sabbath at 11 o’clock a.m. and 7 p.m. except at 11 a.m. the second and fourth Sabbath in each month. Services at Union Camp Ground the Second Saturday evening and Sabbath at 11 a.m. each month. Sunday school at 9 a.m. Prayer Meeting every Thursday evening. G.T. CLAWSON, Pastor.

+ C.P. Church - Services every first and third Sabbath at 11 o’clock a.m. and 7 o’clock p.m. Sunday School at 9½ a.m. Prayer meeting every Thursday evening at 7 p.m. J. Henry MORPHIS, Pastor. J. Henry MORPHIS, Pastor.

+ M.E. Church - Services every Sabbath at 11 a.m. Sunday School at 9½ a.m. Prayer meeting every Thursday evening. N. BASCOM, Pastor.

+ Roman Catholic Church - Services about the middle of every month. Mass at 10 a.m.. Sunday School at 9 a.m. Vespers at 3 p.m. Father P.J. BECKER, Pastor.

+ Presbyterian - Sabbath school every Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. All are cordially invited. J.B. KING, Supt.

- A number of boys who ought to be at school may be seen upon the streets most any day.

- Miss Jennie MAHON is learning the art of printing in this office, and making rapid progress in type setting.

- Several different parties have filled their ice houses this week. The ice is very nice being from eight to nine inches thick.

- Mrs. Matthew HUMPHREY went to Loveland, Ohio near Cincinnati, last Wednesday evening in answer to a telegram announcing the dangerous illness of her mother.

- J.W. WILSON has closed is store in Omega and brought the goods thereof to Kinmundy.

- Charley YOUNG of Chicago, is visiting his parents in Kinmundy, accompanied by his friend, Mr. WEST.

- Council met on Monday night and adjourned without declaring Will REEDER and his horn a nuisance.

- The Odd Fellows would have come out considerable ahead on their supper but for having to feed Jake MARTIN and Steve HUGGINS at the regular price. They ate so much it took off the profit.

- There will be an oyster supper at Mr. Wm. HARRELL’s, 3½ miles east of town, on Friday night, Jan. 11, for the benefit of the Maple Grove cornet band. Come everybody and bring your cousins and your aunts, and enjoy a good time with us. Supper 50 cents a couple or 35 cents a single supper.

- A copy of the Topeka (Kansas) Capital, of Jan. 1st, 1884, is before us, and contains an engraving of the Topeka steam coffee and spice mills, and a fine portrait of the proprietor, Mr. W.R. FISH, a former resident merchant of Kinmundy. While here he was a wide-awake enterprising business man and we are glad to note that he is meeting with such success. The engine he has now is six horse power, being somewhat larger than the one he had here.

- Memorial: Sister Minnie BOOS: The following resolution were adopted by Rosedale lodge, No. 354, I.O.O.F. at their last regular meeting. Whereas, Under the dispensation of Him, who is too wise to err and too good to be unkind, has seen fit to remove from this earth sister Minnie BOOS, wife of beloved brother, Theodore BOOS, to a land of peace and happiness where neither pain nor sorrow comes. (*)

- Dedication: JONES’ Hall, having been furnished with a fine stage and a superb set of scenery, is gratuously tendered to the Advance band for their charity entertainment mentioned elsewhere. This will be purely a home entertainment by home talent for "home missions". The scenery in the hall is the handiwork of Josiah EAGAN, of this city, who is exhibiting considerable genius in that line, and his work is greatly admired by those who have had the pleasure of inspecting some of his productions. Much of the music for the event will be compositions of Prof. C.H. SIX of Kinmundy, composed expressly for this occasion. It is to be hoped that our people will appreciate these facts and show their appreciation by giving the patronage the object deserves. Look our for the programs soon.

- Meacham: Messrs. Harvy and Ira CURRY, formerly of Meacham, more recently of Tolon, have returned to their old stamping ground, and think Meacham the best place afterall.

- Meacham: Talk about your New Year’s presents, Chris SHAFER’s beats them all. His wife made him a present of a brand new girl baby. Oh dear but he thinks it nice, and I reckon it is.

- Meacham: The climax was a last capped on Tuesday night by Mr. and Mrs. DILLON by way of entertaining the Maple Grove cornet band and a host of other fun and music loving people of Meacham and Kinmundy. It is hardly worth while to say anything about the oysters and other good things to eat, for we can not do justice to the hostess, who every one knows is a good hand at preparing eatables, and the band boys - well, what to say of them we don’t know, suffice it to say they gave us some excellent music. Meachamite.

- E.A. GAMBLE, Dentist, will be in Kinmundy on the third Wednesday of each month, and remain until the Saturday following. Office at the Squiers’ House.

- E.G. FORSHEE, M.D. Physician and Surgeon, special Attention Given to the treatment of Nervous Diseases. Office on Madison Street, Kinmundy, Illinois.

January 18, 1884:

- Mr. James SWIFT is reported quite seriously sick with fever.

- Mr. Geo. SEE of Missouri, is visiting friends in Kinmundy and vicinity.

- Mr. L.L. PUFFER of Lebanon, Ill. visited in Kinmundy on Sunday last.

- Mr. Ed SMITH of Winfield, Kansas is visiting his brother, Frank C. SMITH in Kinmundy.

- Doc MAHON of Sailor Springs, and a friend from St. Louis, were in Kinmundy last Friday evening.

- F.W. KING, deputy county clerk, spent Sunday with parents and friend in Kinmundy. He likes his new situation and surroundings very well.

- Mr. and Mrs. A.M. YOUNG gave a supper last Friday evening to honor of their son, Charley, and his friend Mr. WEST. A very enjoyable time is reported by those present.

- John RAMSEY and John NELMS will give a dance at Moore’s hall tonight for the amusement of the young folks of this city. COCKRELL brothers of Meacham township, will furnish the music.

- Mrs. Henry REYNOLDS died at her last residence northwest of town on Monday last. Rev. BASCOM of Kinmundy conducted the funeral services at the family residence Tuesday and on Tuesday night the remains were taken to Michigan for burial.

- The oyster supper at the residence of Mr. Wm. HARRELL in Meacham township last Friday night, given by Maple Grove cornet band was a financial success for the band, and all present enjoyed the occasion in their full satisfaction. The music furnished is highly spoken of by those in attendance.

- W.B. EAGAN purchased of Mrs. J.M. HUBBARD last week a fire and burglar proof safe, the key of which was lost. Mr. EAGAN was going to send the door to St. Louis to have a new lock made, but Mr. Zard FROST, the genius of sickle-grinder fame, said it was useless, as he could make a key that would lock it, and accordingly he went to work at it, and successfully accomplished the task without any trouble, making two keys that work well. Zard is entitled to the belt as the champion lock-picker of Illinois.

- Mrs. Jasper STEELE and Mrs. I.R. JOHNSON went to Richview, Ill., last Friday evening to attend the funeral of a young relative.

- There will be a grand supper, interspersed with oysters and good music, as the residence of Mr. L.D. CLINGENPEEL, three miles south east of Kinmundy, on Monday evening, Jan. 21, 1884. Everybody cordially invited. Tickets 50 cents.

- Mr. L.L. HOLLISTER has sold his well established drug store in this city to Mr. James DeVORE last of San Antonio, Texas, who will continue the business at the old stand. We understand that Mr. HOLLISTER will go to Dakota, where he has considerable interest, both in land and the drug business.

- Some weeks ago the Express made mention on authority of Mr. Samuel NEVILS, that Iola, Clay county, was a good place to establish a lumber yard. Acting upon this information, Mr. Frederick DISS of this city, went there on a tour of investigation. Finding things just as stated, made arrangements to engage in the lumber trade at that point, and by the first of February expects to have a full stock of all kinds of building material there. Good for Iola.

- Those who contribute: Following is a list of taxpayers of Kinmundy twp. whose taxes amount to $100 or over: T.W. HAYMOND & Co. - $576.20; SONGER Bros. - $276.37; J.H. GRAY - $242.68; C. ROHRBOUGH - $186.65; James SWIFT - $162.31; B.W. BLAKSLEE - $160.13; R.E. SHELTON - $156.10; Geo. WEST - $124.15; Jesse MORRIS, estate - $118.00; T.W. HAYMOND - $113.00; D.P. SNELLING considerable over $100, but we are unable to ascertain the exact amount. A large number pay $50 and upwards, and the names of those will be published at some future time. The tax on property in this township, after deducting the road and bridge tax, is $3.24, on the $100.00.

- MURPHY-ELDER: One of the notable events yesterday was the marriage of Mr. P.L. MURPHY of Fargo, D.T., and Eva L. ELDER, at the residence of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.C. ELDER, No. 300 Monroe street, at 8 o’clock p.m. Rev. H.W. GEORGE officiated, the ceremony being witnessed by several relatives of both bride and groom, and a select few of their intimate friends. The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Lora ELDER, and a cousin of the bride, Dr. M.D. ELDER of Fort Scott, acted as groomsman. The toilets of the bride and bridesmaid were of heavy silk, exceedingly rich is texture. The groom, Mr. MURPHY, is widely known in Topeka and the state, and his business qualities are well vouched for in the fact that he is at present general agent for the Union School Furniture Company, with headquarters at Fargo, D.T. Miss ELDER is well known in Topeka society, and is a lady of rare accomplishment. After the ceremony was performed, the company partook of the repast prepared and chatted over the days of old, of whom nearly all present were residents of Illinois and close neighbors. The happy couple left upon the midnight train for Chicago, where they will remain a short time and then return to their future home in the far west. (Topeka, Kan. Capital, Jan. 10, 1884). (*)

January 25, 1884:

- Out: With this issue, Mr. LAWSON became sole owner, as he has been sole editor of the Express. My business relations to Kinmundy have been short and pleasant. The Express has in eleven weeks planted itself on a solid foundation and become one of Kinmundy’s fixtures. In withdrawing I leave the paper in reliable and skillful hands. Mr. LAWSON has a first-class job office and knows how to use it, and no man need send away from home for anything in the printing line. In taking leave I predict a bright future for Kinmundy, Mr. LAWSON, and his lighting Express. Owen SCOTT.

- As was announced in the beginning, this paper comes before you, not as an object of charity, asking something for nothing, but as a business enterprise, depending upon its own merits for success. It remains in the hands of the managing editor, who is now both engineer and conductor of the Express. The work heretofore has devolved upon the present editor, our esteemed partner, Mr. SCOTT, having all he can attend to in the publication of the Effingham Democrat, his law practice and the duties of mayor the city of Effingham, therefore there will be no change in the course pursued by the paper, but it will continue to be as heretofore, independent in all things and neutral in nothing. It will be edited and controlled by the publisher, who is not at the mercy of any clique or party. We shall continue to labor for the advancement of Kinmundy and Marion county, believing that this vicinity is possessed with superior advantages which will be recognized and appreciated if properly brought before the public. We have more interest in Kinmundy than any place in America, and intend to dwell here permanently, and only ask the patronage which rightfully belongs to your house paper.

- Our typo friend, Will H. FREEMAN, appeared Thursday morning with quite an elongated countance - a boy, weight 13 pounds, was the prime factor of his joy. The little stranger has been named Richard Lawson, for a printer chum, now editor of the Kinmundy (Ill.) Express. (Hutchinson (Ks.) Herald). We have placed the name of "R.L. FREEMAN" on our list as a life subscriber to the Express, and the little Jayhawker will receive our paper as long as we both shall live.

- Mr. J.P. KENNEDY, a well-to-do farmer, an upright and honorable citizen, died at his home south of Kinmundy, Wednesday, Jan. 23d, 1884, aged 61 years. Mr. KENNEDY was in town one day last week apparently in usual health and spirits. He had been troubled with rupture for a number of years, and the cause of his sudden death was strangulated hernia. Deceased leaves a wife and family of ten children, most all grown. The funeral took place yesterday at 11 o’clock, at the family residence conducted by Revs. N. BASCOM and G.T. CLAWSON, and the remains were interred in the cemetery in this city.

- Miss Gussie BROWN was home from Sandoval last Sunday.

- Capts. PORTER and GRAY are in the south part of the state insuring the people against losses by fire and other pestilence.

- We notice a thrashing machine advertised for sale in this city. Our school directors should purchase it to be used by the teachers in thrashing the unruly boys who are trying to run the school - in the ground.

- Miss Georgie RAMSEY departed last Monday evening for her home in Keota, Iowa, expecting to visit friends in the north part of this state, enroute. Miss Georgia, by her amiable and social disposition has greatly endeared herself to the young people of this place, especially one of them, who is now disconsolate and refuses to be comforted.

- The entertainment given at JONES’s Hall last night, by Advance band and members of the Eureka club, for the benefit of the poor of our city, was well attended, and highly enjoyed by the audience. Receipts amounted to $20.80 and we understand that the band will donate the entire sum, instead of one half. Good for the band and the poor.

- W.H. WHITE says the coffee trade is brisk.

- J.W. WILSON went to St. Louis yesterday to buy goods for his store.

- Mrs. W.H. MURPHY is visiting relatives and friends in Mason and vicinity.

- Mr. Ed HERRICK was mustered into Hicks Post G.A.R. last Tuesday.

- Mr. M.O. CURRY of Stewardson is now a permanent fixture in the Express office.

- Miss Jennie MAHON returned last Wednesday evening from a ten day visit to Sailor Springs.

- Mr. and Mrs. G.W. RUTHERFORD and their two little ones are visiting relatives near Oskaloosa.

- L.C. ROHRBOUGH was sworn in today as city clerk to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of F.W. KING.

- Considerable hay is being shipped from this point every week by our hay dealers, W.H. LAWWILL and J.G. WEST.

- Mrs. M.A. SKILLING and son Charley went to Mattoon this morning to visit for a few days, when they will be joined by "Tad", and all will go to Kansas.

- Information has reached here to the effect that Geo. ARNETT, a former citizen of Kinmundy, now a resident of Rome, Washington county, was probably fatally stabbed by his stepson, John MURPHY, last Saturday.

- Mr. Charles MOORE came down from Bethany last Tuesday on business, and while here traded a couple of pieces of real estate to J.W. WILSON for the stock of merchandise recently brought from Omega to Kinmundy. Mr. MOORE will remove the goods to Bethany.

- As a warning to all baldies we publish the fate of Zard FROST. They tell one on him to the effect that he called on a young lady not long since and took a seat with his back to the looking glass. The lady in glancing at the glass espied the back of Zard’s head, which presented the appearance of a highly polished billiard ball. They say he don’t go back anymore.

- School Superintendent: Mr. W.H. WARNER of Central City, was employed by the board this morning to take charge of the Kinmundy public schools, and Mrs. GUNN resigned as per agreement, her contract being only temporary, to determine whether the school could be conducted by lady teachers alone, and it seems it could not, so Mr. WARNER, who is a competent educator and a man of muscle, was employed. It is to be hoped that all will work well, but the parents must give the teachers their support. If necessary teachers should use the rod. It requires some of it to make men of boys. Mr. WARNER took charge of the schools today at noon.

- In Honor of Their Father: On Jan. 17, 1884, Mr. J.C. JONES being 66 years old, his children planned a pleasant party in honor of the event, and very agreeably surprised their kind father. At the appointed time quite a number came in wagons, buggies and sleighs, and immediately took possession of the dining room, where a large table was literally loaded by them with the good things prepared for the occasion. By this time, Mr. JONES had arrived from town and was informed that the cause of the commotion was the celebration of his 66th birthday. Dinner being announced, all were invited to partake thereof, which we did until manners whispered enough. Besides a most sumptuous dinner, a number of nice presents were given him. After spending the afternoon in social chat, we all started for our homes, but doubting whether many, if any, of our number will ever live to see our 66th birthday. Participant.

- Secret Orders:

+ A.F. & A.M.: Kinmundy Lodge, No. 397, A.F. & A. Masons meet first and third Tuesdays of each month, at Masonic Hall, in Bank building, at 8 p.m. Visiting brethren are cordially invited to attend. W.H. WHITE, Sec’y.

+ I.O.O.F.: Rosedale Lodge, No. 354, meets every Saturday evening at their hall. Transient brethren are cordially invited to attend. J.B. McFARLAND, N.G. F.W. KING, Sec’y

+ Knights of Honor: Kinmundy Lodge, No. 1091, meet on Wednesday evening of each week at Odd Fellows Hall. W.C. REEDER, Dictator. F.A. PRUETT, Reporter.

+ R.T. of T.: Fidelity Council, No. 24, meets every Friday evening at ROHRBOUGH Hall. Visiting members are invited to attend. C. ROHRBOUGH, S.C., Mrs. O.N. TYNER, Sec’y.

+ G.A.R.: Hicks Post, No. 225, G.A.R. meets every Tuesday evening at Oddfellow’s Hall. W.J. BROWN, Commander. R.E. BALDWIN, Adj’t.

February 1, 1884:

- Mrs. M.J. SPILLMAN departed yesterday evening for a visit among friends in Princeton, Indiana.

- Mr. J.M. BRENNER went to Iola last Tuesday on business connected with the new lumber yard at that place.

- The union protracted meeting at the M.E. Church still continues, and the interest therein is daily increasing.

- Owing to some misunderstanding the trade between HOLLISTER and DeVORE was declared off, after the invoice, and Mr. HOLLISTER will continue in business at the old stand.

- The junior class of society was highly entertained by Miss Annie ELDER last Friday evening, in honor of her 13th birthday.

- Miss G.S. DILLON of the Maple Grove cornet band, has treated himself to an elegant new silver horn. It is a ‘daisy’ of the first waters and cost the snug sum of $35. Long may he live to toot his silver horn.

- Mr. Rese EAGAN of Wayne county, spent the week in Kinmundy.

- Charley HERRICK visited his sister, Alice, in Centralia last Wednesday.

- District Teachers’ association meets at Alma tomorrow - Feb 2nd. Attend.

- Mr. A. SCHERMERHORN went to Ashley last Wednesday on life insurance business.

- Mrs. Abbie BABCOCK and Miss Nellie SNELLING visited in Odin and Centralia during the present week.

- The Lew and Lottie WATERS entertainment at Eagan’s hall last night was equal to any ever given in Kinmundy.

- Station Agent CHAPMAN is enlarging his desk room in the depot to accommodate the increasing business of the place.

- J.O. DUMOND is building a new side walk in front of his residence on Third street, so there will be a good walk to the St. E.K. & S. Depot. (St. Elmo, Kaskaskia, and Southern Railroad).

- Miss Fodie EAGAN returned last Wednesday evening from a four weeks visit among friends in Fairfield accompanied by a young gentleman friend, Mr. PORTERFIELD.

- J.F. DONOVAN went to Decatur last Tuesday evening to attend the state encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic of Illinois as a representative of Hicks’ Post No. 225 of this city.

- Delbert EAGAN played the manly part by returning to school after being expelled, and apologizing to the teachers and scholars for his misconduct. Any boy is liable to go wrong, but when he sees the error of his way and returns to the pat of right all honor is due him. "There is ore rejoicing in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, than over the ninety and nine just souls that need no repentance."

- Mr. George WEST has been circulating a petition to the county clerk to submit the questions for and against domestic animals running at large in Kinmundy twp., to be voted upon at the next township election, which will be on the 8th of April next. The petition is largely signed by the legal voters, and it is quite probable that the free American citizens will have the privilege of exercising their elective franchise on those questions. Every man has a vote whether he owns a domestic animal or not.

- Last Saturday being the 68th birthday of Mr. Samuel NEVILS, his two sons, Thos. and Chas. and their wives, planned a pleasant surprise party in honor of the event, inviting several of their venerable father’s old friends, including Mr. L.B. FRENCH and wife, J.C. GUNN and wife, S.M. FUQUA and wife, Geo. W. HARLAN and wife, all of this city, and Rev. E. PATTON of Iola. It was a complete surprise to "Uncle Sammy" as he had no intimation of the affair until the guests had assembled, which served to heighten his enjoyment of the surprise. Several appropriate presents remain to testify to the sincerity oft her friendship of those in attendance. It is such bright spots in life that tend to make it more bearable.

- The New Railroad: Conflicting reports concerning the course of construction of the St. Elmo, Kaskaskia & Southern railroad caused the editor of the Express to visit St. Elmo on Wednesday for the Express purpose of securing, if possible, some reliable information in regard to the proposed road. It was our privilege and pleasure to meet and converse with Mr. B.F. JOHNSTON, president, J.H. JOHNSTON, vice-president, and Wm. SMITH, treasurer, of the corporation, who gave us every assurance that the road will be built to Kinmundy and Salem at a very early day. Also that all reports in regard to its intersecting the Illinois Central at a little flag station north of here are absolutely false, manufactured to stimulate a collapsed boom. The $3,000,000 bonds are all signed, sealed and ready for shipment to New York, and President JOHNSTON very kindly opened the box so we could see them. They are printed in five colors and the lithograph work is as fine as on any bank note. Each bond is for $1000, nearing sixty coupons - one payable every six months for thirty years. Mr. G.W. GWIN, a representative citizen of Altamont was in Kinmundy yesterday, and expressed himself as being quite confident that it is only a question of a very short time when Kinmundy, Salem and Altamont will be connected by railroad, via St. Elmo.

- Kinmundy School Report for Month Ending Jan. 25, 1884:

Room No. 1; Ada B. SKILLING, Teacher; No. enrolled - 58, average attendance - 38.

Roll of Honor - Those neither tardy nor absent: Jennie STEVENS, Herbert BOOS, Eddie EDGAR, Bruce CLOW, Stalker WILLIAMS, Robbie PARISH, Rena SQUIER, Nellie INGRAM, Annie NELMS.

Credit Roll - Those worthy of special mention: Eldorus EAGAN, Herbie MARTIN, Jennie STEVENS, Herbert BOOS, Lillie LUSTER, Ivy NELSON, Katie DAVIS, Ada BROWN, Della GEORGE, Nellie INGRAM, Irena MAHON, Maud SIPLE, Bertie HARLAN, Helen DeVORE, Lillie LOVELL, Rena SQUIRE.

Room No. 2 - A.E. WHITAKER, Teacher; No. enrolled: Males 30, Females 27, total 57. Average attendance 50.

Roll of Honor - Males: Charlie INGRAM, Charlie PORTER, Frank CHALFANT, Walter WILLIAMS, Vivian EARLY, Charlie SIMPSON, Charlie THOMSON, Bennie RICHOLTZ, Robert GRAY, James BROWN, Luther SAUL, Wesley KING. Females: Ellie SCHERMERHORN, Olie PARISH, Pearl EAGAN, Edith WOLFE, Katie FENSTER, Anna CRAIG, Ellen SCHERMERHORN, Josie MARTIN, Effie HAWORTH.

Credit Roll - Wm. ALLEN, Johnie MOTCH, Lena WHITSON.

Room No. 3; Edith B. POPE, Teacher; No. enrolled 45, average attendance 36.

Roll of Honor - Those neither tardy nor absent: Girtie JOHNSON, Florence HAWORTH, Jimmie BLAKSLEE, Herschel JACKSON, Ira ALLEN, Fred SONGER, Eddie DEW, George BARBEE, Frank McFEE.

Credit Roll - Those worthy of special mention: Levie LUSTER, James SCHOOLEY, Sarah STEADMAN, Grace GUNN, Florence HAWORTH, Alice CLAWSON, Hettie EAGAN, Ella CLOW, Fred HARLAN, Eddie DEW, Kleon EAGAN, Harry WILSON, Louis ROTAN, Eddie WHALIN, George BARBEE, Pattie ROONEY.

Room No. 4- Maggie CRAIG, Teacher; No. enrolled 45, average attendance 40.

Roll of Honor - Freddie LYDICK, Berenice YOUNG, Glennie HARLAN, Robert CRAIG, Mary BARREN, Frank PORTER, Etta CHALFANT, Charlie FENSTER, George WEST, Frank BISONETT, Charlie PORTER, Clinton STEVENS.

Credit Roll - Clinton STEVENS, Nettie EAGAN, John HAWORTH, Etta CHALFANT, Mary BARREN, Freddie LYDICK, Berenice YOUNG, Clara HERRICK, Jessie McBRYDE, George TOMLINSON.

Room No. 5 - Addie COLEMAN, Teacher; No. enrolled 40, average attendance 35

Roll of Honor - Those who have not been tardy or absent: May EDGAR, Sallie DARDEN, Jennie FENSTER, Harry PORTER, Annie ELDER, Markie SQUIER, Sarah GLAZEBROOK, Katie BEAVER, Myrtie EDGAR, Nettie BLAKSLEE, Jessie FOX, Frankie NELMS.

Credit Roll - Those worthy of special mention, for perfect lessons: May EDGAR, Julia WILLIAMS, Sarah GLAZEBROOK, Annie ELDER, Mamie STOUT, Cecil DENISON.

For Good Conduct: Myrtle ROTAN, Julia WILLIAMS, Emma BALDWIN, Nellie SCOTT, Cecil DENISON, Lee HAWORTH.

Room No. 6 - Winona DODD, Teacher; School was taught 19 days. Total attendance was 702 days. No. of Males 20, Females 23, total No. scholars 43. Average daily attendance 37.

Neither Tardy or Absent - Girls: Anna CHALFANT, Hattie EICHOLTZ, Hattie GRAY, Letha JACKSON, Jennie WILLIAMS, Resa LOVELL. Boys: Louis HARLAN, Nicholas V. LOVELL.

- While in Vandalia last Wednesday, we had the pleasure of meeting Mr. J.F. REEDER and Mr. J.F. MAHAN, both seemingly in the best of health and spirits. Frank was engaged in spouting a house and John was just going out to assist in a surgical operation. They sent regards to Kinmundy friends.

- Meacham Items: I.T. DILLON is on the sick list.

- Meacham Items: The prospect of a mud crop is good.

- Meacham Items: J.L. ROGERS has three sick children.

- Meacham Items: Little Allie BEAVER has been very sick.

- Meacham Items: Messrs. T.J. and A.J. PARRILL are preparing to build houses on their farms.

- Meacham Items: H.B. GIBSON, a former resident of Meacham, now of Vermillion county, Ill., is visiting his sister, Mrs. Abe LACY who has been very sick.

- Meacham Items: A lively discussion at "Rabbit College" (Lacy School house) between H. B. GIBSON, a former resident of Meacham, and Prof. E.F. KELCHNER. Subject, Baptism.

- Meacham Items: The literary and debating societies at the Switzer schoolhouse, every Friday evening, at Maple Grove, and Prairie Grove, Saturday evenings. These societies have been productive of good in learning the young folks to think and talk.

- Meacham Items: Almost a fire - D.C. BEAVER’s folks woke up Sunday a.m. found the room full of smoke. A spark from the stove had caught in the carpet and burned a spot near a foot square through the carpet and floor. Having a pail of water convenient, the flames were soon extinguished.

- A letter was printed to Mr. L.L. HOLLISTER by R.L. SMITH of Dakota (a former resident of this county) who is brother of Dr. W.O. SMITH of this city telling about Dakota. (*)

February 8, 1884:

- Valentines at TYNER’s music store.

- Mr. J.G. WEST visited the wilds of Irvington last Monday.

- H.H. DRAPER, editor of the Odin Journal, was in town Tuesday.

- Miss Jennie TYNER has been visiting in Mason since Friday last.

- That you can save money is a fact - by trading with F.C. SMITH.

- Mr. and Mrs. KIMBALL are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Geo. WITHBECK.

- W.H. WHITE is building an elegant band wagon for the M.G.C.B.

- Henry HOLMES has retired from the butcher business with his pockets full of holes.

- Buy your canned goods, candies, bread, tobacco and cigars at the New Restaurant.

- Railroad, coal mine, and the reaper factory are receiving the attention of our citizens.

- G.S. DILLON was in town Wednesday with his cornet case, and a stranger mistook him for a pill peddler. It is only a lung tester or wind instrument that he carries.

- Mr. and Mrs. Ben McFARLAND and daughter Florence, and Mr. and Mrs. J.W. WILSON went to Raymond, Ill., Wednesday morning on a brief visit to Mr. and Mrs. L.F. BOOTHE.

- Alex FERGUSON, writes from New Market, Ont., that he longs for the classic shades of Kinmundy again. His return to this place may be expected when the wild geese and "cranes" commence to migrate.

- Last Saturday was "ground hog day" and any hog that didn’t see his shadow must have been blind. It was indeed a beautiful day, and Mr. J.C. HAWORTH remarked that any ground hog that would return to his hold was a fool.

- To reach St. Elmo last week went to Centralia, thence north to Vandalia, thence east to St. Elmo, and returned by the same route, a distance of about 120 miles. When the new road is finished the distance will be materially decreased.

- On January 29th as Mr. P.A. SHRIVER was taking his sister home from school he saw hawk drop a large blue racer snake, measuring four feet in length. Peter soon put an end to the existence of his snakeship, and thinks he is entitled to the belt for killing the first snake of 1884. Tally one for Pete and the Express.

- Miss Ida PHILLIPS visited in Alma Saturday and Sunday.

- Mr. DAVIS has moved his family from Omega to Kinmundy.

- Strangers are in Kinmundy almost every day prospecting for land in this vicinity.

- Dentistry. Kinmundy Dental Rooms. Howard Brothers, Dentists. Office with Dr. W.O. SMITH, Kinmundy, Ill.

- Mesdames FOX and STEVENS have sold their stock of millinery goods and notions to Mrs. Maggie GRAY, who will continue the business in the same building on Madison street.

- Our public schools are progressing nicely under the new management, Mr. WARNER says he has as good pupils here as can be found anywhere, and the scholars are delighted with their superintendent. This is a very gratifying state of affairs, and we may safely say that the school has been redeemed.

- Mr. C.E. SMILEY of Maple Park, Kane County, Illinois has been visiting his brother-in-law, Mr. W.J. BROWN, since Tuesday. While here some months ago Mr. SMILEY was so well pleased with our country that he purchased the S.H. MAINE farm just south of town. He is still delighted with this community, and seriously contemplates becoming a citizen of Kinmundy at an early day. Such people are always thrice welcome, and we hope he may conclude to locate among us.

- North Fork: John ATKINS sold two horses last week for $300.

- North Fork: Mack ROBB is going to build a house for Henry WARREN.

- North Fork: Massey ARNOLD is now staying at Shobonier, learning telegraphy.

- North Fork: Mrs. John DOOLAN and little daughter, Maud, are sick, at the home of her father.

- North Fork: Miss Clotell FRENCH of Alma will teach the school west of the Burg next summer.

- North Fork: Frank LOWE has about two hundred cords of wood cut this winter. He has a hand hired at $16 a month.

- North Fork: Doug JONES who left here about a year ago to learn telegraphy, now has an office in Iowa at $40 per month.

- North Fork: Mr. William DOOLEN died of measles, at his home, west of here, on Sunday night. Aged about 35 years. He leaves a wife and several children.

- North Fork: A very interesting protracted meeting is now in progress at the North Fork church conducted by Rev. J.H. BALLANCE, Rev. READ and another minister unknown to your correspondent.

- A Poem was written in memory of their daughter, Della, by her parents, W.N. and J.E. GERARD, who died one year ago today.

February 15, 1884:

- New Millinery Store: Having purchased the Millinery and Dress Making establishment of FOX & STEVENS, I desire to inform the public that I will continue the business at the old stand, and am prepared to do all kinds of dressmaking at reasonable prices. I shall also keep a select stock of Millinery Goods and Notions. Give me a call. Mrs. Maggie GRAY.

- Miss Edith POPE visited Farina last Saturday.

- Mr. John GUNN of Springfield, Ill. is in Kinmundy on business.

- E. BEEL has purchased the bakery and confectionery of Fred CAWREY on Madison street, and will continue the business at the same place, respectfully soliciting a share of your patronage.

- Miss Gussie BROWN Sundayed in Kinmundy.

- E.D. PORTER visited Farina on business Tuesday.

- E. BEEL has secured the services of a first class baker and is prepared to furnish as good bread, or anything in that line, as you can get anywhere. A trial is solicited. Six loaves for a quarter.

- What do you think about a coal mine in Kinmundy? The Express is for it, and ready to call a meeting to discuss the subject at any time. Let us hear from some of our citizens in regard to it, pro or con?

- Miss Allie EAGAN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John EAGAN, has been a great sufferer for the past six months, from a large tumor on the spinal column. On Wednesday last Drs. W.O. SMITH and Samuel SONGER operated on the eruption, since which time she is rapidly improving.

- Mrs. F.A. PRUETT, we regret to say is still most seriously sick.

- Mr. Wm. STEWART, the cattle king of Sandoval, was in town Tuesday.

- Mr. Chas. A. NICHOLS, of Berrien Springs, Mich., spent a few days this week with his old friend O.N. TYNER in Kinmundy.

- J.W. WILSON returned from Springfield last night where he has been attending the Grand Council of R.T. of T. and reports an excellent session.

- In this issue will be found the business card of Mr. W.C. MAHAN (successor to James MAHAN) dealer in choice meats, who asks a share of your patronage. Give him a call and he will do right by you.

- Mr. Fred CAWREY and family departed the first of the week for their future home in Maroa, Illinois, where Mr. C. has purchased an old established and well paying restaurant. The best wishes of a host of friends, acquired during their brief sojourn in our city, go with them.

- "In the midst of life, we are in death." Died: In Kinmundy on Thursday night, February 14, 1884, Mrs. Myra PARKER, aged about 30 years, wife of Charles PARKER, after an illness of only a few days. She was a most estimable lady and Christian. Mr. Parker feels deeply his loss and doubtless has the heartfelt sympathy of all who know him. This is another evidence of the uncertainty of life. The funeral will take place from the M.E. church South tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 10 o’clock.

- Wedded Weal: DUMOND-FROST: Mr. J.O. DUMOND and Miss Rosa FROST were quietly married Thursday evening, Feb. 14, 1884, at six o’clock at the residence of the bride’s mother, in Kinmundy, by Rev. N. BASCOM, in the presence of a few of the most intimate friends of the contracting parties. Mr. DUMOND is to be congratulated upon securing such an elegant Rose to adorn his household, and we trust that he may never feel that he may never feel that he got Frost bit by his matrimonial alliance.

- Married: At the residence of Mrs. Betsey DOOLEN, in Foster township, Wednesday, Feb. 13th 1884. Mr. Henry A. HOPKINS to Miss Clara W. DOOLEN, aged respectfully 19 and 18 years. Rev. J.H. BALLANCE performed the ceremony which joined their loving young hearts together. About 70 persons were present and witnessed the marriage. May their life prove a continued realization of "love’s young dream."

February 22, 1884:

- Mr. Alex FERGUSON returned last Saturday morning from New Market, Ont., looking as happy as ever.

- Mr. and Mrs. T.S. CRAWFORD returned to Ashley, Ill., Monday last, after a visit of several days in this city.

- W.H. WHITE received a car load of material last Monday, for the manufacture of the justly famous White Wagon.

- Miss Sallie MAHON returned last Friday from Topeka, Kansas, where she has been for several months, and will remain some weeks with relatives and friends in Kinmundy.

- H.F. and Alex MILLICAN will officer for sale a large quantity of personal property, including farm machinery, wheat, oats, hay, horses, cows, etc., one mile east of Omega, on Thursday, Feb. 28, 1884. Sale to commence at 10 o’clock.

- Dr. E.G. FORSHEE last Wednesday ordered the Express sent to his brother, Dr. T.W. FORSHEE, Madison, Indiana.

- Mr. James WHITE now of Panola, Ill., came to Kinmundy on Wednesday and will remain some days with relatives and friends in this city.

- A co-partnership has been formed between A. SCHERMERHORN and R.F. LAWSON for the transaction of a general real estate business. Parties desiring to buy or sell can have their wants advertised free of charge, by called on them.

- Seven or eight substantial citizens of Foster township (North Fork) have made application for membership in Kinmundy lodge No. 1091 K. of H. This is good for the lodge and Foster twp. A mutual benefit. Let the good work go on.

- Mr. C.E. SMILEY, Maple Park, Ill., of who mention was made two weeks ago, we are glad to learn, has decided to become a citizen of Kinmundy, and will move here some time in March. People have commenced to recognize the merits of this community and are coming in every week. There is room and welcome for all such.

- Miss Gussie BROWN is home from Sandoval on account of the dangerous illness of her aunt, Mrs. F.A. PRUETT.

- Will REEDER departed this morning for a visit to his sister, Mrs. S.S. SMITH in Effingham, then to see his brother, Frank, in Vandalia, thence to St. Louis.

- Marriageable girls may be interested in the information that a factory at Bay City, Mich., turns out 2400 washboards annually.

- Samuel WHITE was arrested last Monday on a charge of grand larceny, at the instance of the Illinois Central railroad, and given a preliminary trial before Justice HARLAN, who bound him over to await the action of the grand jury, fixing the bond at $200, which he said he was unable to give. A mittimus was prepared and the prisoner taken to Salem the same afternoon. It appears from the evidence introduced that the railroad authorities have been missing ties from their yard for some time, and to locate the matter a watchman was put on guard, and unfortunately for Sam, the blame is laid to him. He admitted to taking two ties, saying that he was entirely out of wood, and could not get any other. Dennis and Mike ROONEY and Lee BARBEE testified for the prosecution, and as they will have to appear before the grand jury and then the court, we withhold our decision.

- Died: Feb. 17, 1884, Mary HALL, at her son’s Mr. H.R. HALL, in Salem, Marion county, Illinois. Sister HALL was born in Connecticut, June 5, 1818. She, with her parents, moved to the State of Georgia in infancy. In August 1837, at Forsyth, Monroe county, Ga., she was united in marriage with Mr. Charles HALL; with whom she lived until Sept. 22, 1856, when he was taken to his reward in Heaven. In 1857, with three children, she removed to Marion Co., Ill., where she spent the remainder of her days. She professed faith in Christ in early life and united with the M.E. church, in which she lived an acceptable member until her removal to Marion Co., where she (by letter) united with the C.P. church at Kinmundy in which she lived a worthy member until November 1883, when she called for, and obtained a letter from said church, with the intention of uniting with the C.P. church at Salem, Ill., but owing to her feeble state of health, was not permitted to do so, before her death. Her dying request was that she be taken to Kinmundy, Ill. for burial, and that her funeral be preached by the writh, at the C.P. church on the day of her burial, which was done.

- R.W. SMITH, Barber and Hair Dresser. Shop on Madison Street. Kinmundy, Illinois.

- We have read with great pleasure a letter from our old friend, W.H. HOWELL, who is now located at Nickerson, Kansas to W.C. INGRAM in this city. Will writes that he is well pleased with Kansas, that times are good and money plenty. He sends the cash for the Express and will hereafter know what is going on in Kinmundy.

- From Foster Township: Mahala TALBERT of Shobonier is staying at John Mass ARNOLD’s.

- From Foster Township: John DOOLEN is going to move back to his old place this spring.

- From Foster Township: Miss Gussie SPENCER is visiting her sister, Clara ARNOLD.

- From Foster Township: Mr. and Mrs. William CHANCE were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. James ARNOLD one day last week.

- From Foster Township: Henry OLIVER of Collins Station, was up last week teaching the North Fork band boys. They gave him $8.00 for his week’s work.

- From Foster Township: Jim ARNOLD is talking of buying a farm of Jasper NICHOLS and one of Willis CHANCE, near Zion church and moving to them.

- From Foster Township: Mr. F.A. PRUETT had to give up the North Fork School on account of the sickness of his wife, a little over one month before it was out.

- From Foster Township: The MORRIS heirs divided their land last Saturday.

- From Foster Township: Dock and Hattie ATKINS started to Alma last Saturday, but broke down and had to return home.

- From Foster Township: After the marriage of Mr. HOPKINS and Miss DOOLEN last week they went to Vandalia, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Frank LOWE. The young couple will reside with Mrs. Betsy DOOLEN for the present.

February 29, 1884:

- Uncle Sammy NEVILS went to Iola Monday.

- W.H. and J.T. SIMPSON made a business trip to Farina last Tuesday.

- Mr. J.F. REEDER of Vandalia, Ill., is visiting his parents and friends in Kinmundy.

- Mr. Frank W. KING, deputy county clerk, spent Sunday and Monday with homefolks here.

- Miss Ida EDMISTON, formerly of Columbus, Kansas, is visiting the family of H.A. DENNISON.

- Mr. W.H. LAWWILL last Monday purchased of A.J. BROWN, a house and large lot in the third ward for $250 cash.

- Mr. John H. MOORE, of Labadie, Mo., visited his father-in-law, W.L. PILLIPS, and family all last week. He departed Wednesday for Charleston, Ill., where he will visit a sister a few days before returning to his home in Missouri. Mention of his sojourn here was accidentally omitted from our last issue.

- Under the head of announcements in this paper will be found the name of Mr. Thos. W. WILLIAMS, as a candidate for re-election to the office of assessor of Kinmundy twp. The announcement is made by request of a number of the legal voters of this twp., which is as good a eulogy as could be asked, and no better approval of his services can be given than the desire of his constituents to have him continue in their service. If elected, none can doubt but what he will perform the duty imposed upon him with _________.

- Mr. Jack HOWARD, of Slayter, Mo., is a brother-in-law of the editor’s brother, so PORTER proposed that we pool relationship and send the Express to Jack for a year. HOWARD may not be very proud of his "kin-folks", but he will receive one of the best papers in these parts free of charge.

- Mr. A. HANTZ, of Farina has secured the coopering establishment of Mr. FRENCH in this city and will operate the same with a competent crew of coopers during the coming season. Mr. HANTZ has been in the business for a number of years, being very successful thereat, and we are glad to note that he will be identified with Kinmundy in future, though he will continue in Farina heretofore.

- Geo. W. HARLAN and W.L. KING are engaged in the farming implement business.

- Mr. John HILL Jr. of St. Louis is visiting parents and friends in Kinmundy.

- Mr. P.A. SHANKLIN of the Centralia Evening News, was in town Tuesday and gave us a call.

- Teachers’ examination by County Superintendent STORRS, at the school house this city tomorrow.

- Mr. John ROSS of Alma was in town Wednesday and gave us words of encouragement about our paper.

- Mr. C.A. YOUNG went to Mattoon last Monday and returned on Tuesday accompanied by Mrs. Mollie YOUNG, who will remain some days with friends in Kinmundy.

- Mr. Dennis JONES died at his home in Omega twp. on Monday last. He was well and favorably known through out this section, being an old Mexican War Veteran.

- Mr. Hamer STEWART will offer a large amount of personal property for sale at his residence one mile east of Kinmundy on Wednesday March 19, 1884.

- Farm Machinery: HARLAN & KING have opened a machinery depot on Madison Street in this city and are prepared to furnish anything in that line from a single shovel plow to a steam thrasher at prices that cannot be beat. Call and see them.

- Mr. R.P. MANION, a wealthy, well known and highly respectable farmer, who lived in Fayette county, about 8 miles north of this city, died on Sunday last, aged about 50 years. He was a member of Hicks Post, No. 255, G.A.R. of this city.

- The very latest newspaper item in Marion county is the Centralia Daily Sentinel, which is promised in a few days, Col. Nate A. REED Jr., late of the Chicago Daily News, will be connected with the new Centralia Daily. We have an inkling of another journalistic change soon to take place.

- This Mr. C. WETTER’s birthday, and in honor of the event, which comes but once in four years, a sumptuous dinner was served for the family and friends yesterday. The Express family was kindly remembered with a collection of choice cake and other edibles. Mr. W. has passed through heat of sixty summers and the frost of as many winters, but this is his 15th birthday. May he live to celebrate as many more is our wish. Mr. W.H. WARNER, superintendent of our city school enjoys the luxury of a birthday but once in four years, being born Feb. 29th.

- The many friends of Mrs. Dr. E.G. FORSHEE will be pleased to learn that she has so far recovered from her recent severe affliction as to be able to take a ride out on Tuesday last.

- Henry WARREN has just received one of the celebrated Garr Scott & Co. traction engines with which to operate a saw mill on North Fork. Jake WILLIAMS will manipulate the steam.

- Foster Township: Bet. EAGAN and Ella LANSFORD are visiting at Wesley EAGAN’s in Vandalia during court.

- Foster Township: Miss Icy DOOLEN and John JONES visited their aunt, Mrs. Polly FRENCH, in Alma this week.

- Foster Township: Jake WASUM of Patoka is feeding about 150 cattle and 25 horses at Sam JONES’.

- Foster Township: John MORGAN’s school closes today. He taught five months at Arnold’s Chapel for $35 per month. John has given good satisfaction, and we wish him success in future.

- Foster Township: Sam JONES went to Jasper county after his mother last week, but she was unable to return with him.

- Foster Township: Annie JONES and Lizzie ARNOLD went to Alma last Tuesday to visit their aunt, Mrs. Polly FRENCH, who has been sick for over two months.

- Foster Township: Two little girls of equal weight and age took up their residence with John Mas. ARNOLD last Friday.

- Foster Township: Mr. and Mrs. J.W. ARNOLD were visiting their children close to Vernon this week.

- Foster Township: Eli W. JONES sold a horse for $125 this week.

- Foster Township: Mack ROBB sold a horse and two mules recently.

- Memorial to Myra PARKER, wife of Charles W. PARKER. (*)

- Kinmundy School Report for Month Ending Feb. 29, 1884.  Kinmundy, Ill., Feb. 22, 1884.  To the Board of Directors of the Kinmundy Public Schools: At the close of the school month, I transmit to you a summary of the schedules filed by the different teachers. After one month’s experience as the principal of your school, I am happy to say that I have had the hearty co-operation of the teachers, and all seem zealous and interested in their work and realize the importance of the great work to be performed in our public schools. A majority of the pupils are diligent in their studies and their general deportment is good. Tardiness is the complaint in two or three grades, especially in the sixth. Whilst I have received many encouraging words from the directors and patrons on the streets and at your various places of business, our actual school day work is witnessed only by a few. If your people knew how their presence would encourage both teachers and pupils, our school rooms would be thronged with visitors. Come and see for yourselves; encourage us and see for yourselves; encourage us in the grand work before us - enlist the public - get them interested and we can have one of the best schools in Marion county.  Respectfully, & c., Wm. H. WARNER, Principal Kinmundy Schools. 

Summary of Public Schools of Kinmundy from Jan. 25 to Feb. 22, 1884.





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Average Daily Attendance 87 percent. W.H. WARNER, Principal.

Room No. 1 - Ada B. SKILLING, Teacher.

Roll of Honor - Jimmie STEVENS, Eldorus EAGAN, Eddie EDGAR, Robbie EDGAR, Bobbie PARISH, Charlie EAGAN, Stalker WILLIAMS, Ada BROWN, Rena SQUIER, Annie NELMS, Frank CHASE.

Credit Roll - Those worthy of mention: Lil LOVELL, Lily LUSTER, Maud SIPLE, Katie SCHOENBORN, Hank GRAY.

Room No. 2 - A.E. WHITAKER, Teacher.

Roll of Honor - Males: Frank CHALFANT, Vivian EARLY, Louis WHITAKER, Charlie CLOW, Charlie THOMSON, Adolph SHULTZ, Johnie MOTCH, James BROWN, Wesley KING. Females: Olie PARISH, Ellen SCHERMERHORN, Emma LOHMANN, Effie HAWORTH, Lena WHITSON, Anna WHITAKER. 15 were promoted last month to room No. 3.

Room No. 3 - Edith B. POPE, Teacher.

Roll of Honor - Florance HAWORTH, Sarah STEADMAN, Fred HARLAN, Ira ALLEN, Charlie WHITE, Fred SONGER, Omer PERKINSON, James SCHOOLY, Walter WILLIAMS, Charlie PORTER, Katie FENSTER, Callie SCHERMERHORN, Fannie FOX.

Credit Roll: Those worthy of mention: Levie LUSTER, Grace GUNN, Nellie MAHAN, Alice CLAWSON, Kleon EAGAN, Charlie WHITE.

Room No. 4 - Maggie CRAIG, Teacher.

Roll of Honor - Freddie LYDICK, Willie EAGAN, Charlie PORTER, Frank PORTER, Willie EDGAR, Girzie JOHNSON, Louie NELMS, Glennie HARLAN, Charlie BUTLER, Berenice YOUNG, Clinton STEVENS, Anna LOHMANN, Florence WHITE.

Credit Roll - Eva WEST, Josei HAWORTH, Josie McBRYDE, Nella EAGAN, John HAWORTH, Rella MURPHY, Clara HERRICK, Mary BARREN, Lulu LUSTER.

Room No. 5 - Addie COLEMAN, Teacher.

Roll of Honor - May EDGAR, Jennie FENSTER, Mamie STOUT, Annie ELDER, Charlie KING, Charlie FOX, Frankie NELMS, Jennie SMITH, Sallie DARDER, Mamie SONGER, Myrtie EDGAR, Nettie BLAKSLEE, Jessie FOX, Markie SQUIER, Harry PORTER.

Credit Roll - Those worthy of mention: Luther WILBORN, Myrtie ROTAN, Myrtie EDGAR, Cecil DENNISON, Lee HAWORTH, Nellie SCOTT.

Room No. 6 - Winona DODD, Teacher.

Roll of Honor - Boys: Harry BOOS, John CLOW, Steve NEAVILS, Oliver SHULTZ, Charlie BOOS, George HOWELL, Otto HARLAN. Girls: Letha JOCKSON, Rosa LOVELL, Elia POWER, Anna CHALFANT.

March 7, 1884:

- Jas. B. McBRYDE is sick.

- Elmer EAGAN came down from Farina last Monday to visit home folks.

- Mrs. W.C. SQUIER is visiting with her four sisters and other friends in Indianapolis.

- Twenty-one applicants for certificates to teach were examined by Supt. STORRS last Saturday.

- Miss Ada SKILLING orders this paper sent to her father, Dr. L.D. SKILLING, Hazleton, Kansas, for one year.

- Board of Supervisors convened at Salem on Tuesday. W.C. REEDER represents Kinmundy, and the people can do no better than re-elect him.

- Rev. J.H. BALLANCE started Tuesday evening on a visit to his sister, Mrs. H.B. JONES and other friends in D______.

- Leslie ALLEN has moved to Mattoon to engage in carpentering.

- M.T. STEVENS shipped a carload of cattle from here Tuesday.

- Tuesday last was pension day, and numerous vouchers were sent in from here.

- W.L. PHILLIPS is having about 100 tons of hay pressed at the barn of J.G. WEST.

- I.T. DILLON sold two cards loads of hay pressed by W.H. LAWWILL to A.M. WOODWARD & Co. of Odin.

- Mr. A. SCHERMERHORN went to Farina Tuesday to adjust a small claim of damages by fire, against a company represented by him.

- The young folks of Meacham will give an entertainment at Maple Grove schoohouse Saturday evening. March 8th, 1884. Everybody invited.

- A little heir, a son, arrived to bless the home of Mr. and Mrs. T.W. HAYMOND, on Friday, Feb. 29, 1884. It will be a long time between birthdays for the little fellow, but he is none the less the pride of his parents, and may some day be T.W. HAYMOND, Jr. Cashier Farmers and Merchants bank of Kinmundy.

- Mrs. J.W. WILSON, was decoyed away last Wednesday, March 5, 1884, by Mrs. O.N. and Miss Jennie TYNER who went to Mason to spend the day, and during their absence a grand reception was arranged for Mrs. W., by her husband, in honor of her 25th birthday. A number of intimate friends were invited to join in the merry making, and all enjoyed the excellent supper prepared. A jolly good time is reported by those in attendance. Several elegant presents were deposited by friends and Rev. N. BASCOM made a very appropriate little speech on behalf of the guests in presenting the gifts to the fair and happy hostess. The event was interspersed with good music and heartfelt congratulations.

- The relatives and intimate friends of Mrs. Geo. WEST planned a pleasant surprise in honor of her 65th birthday, on Monday evening, March 3, 1884. Her son Charlie invited her out to take dinner with him, and during her absence everything was made ready for the evening festivities. After her return when the guests commenced to arrive, she was worried to think that she had not stayed at home to prepare for their entertainment, but complete was her surprise when she learned that all things were ready for a royal reception. After partaking of a bountiful repast the evening was spent in social conversation and congratulations, interspersed with excellent music by the Maple Grove Cornet Band. Besides the members of the band were present: Mr. and Mrs. J.B. McBRYDE, Mr. and Mrs. STEVENS, Mr. and Mrs. FUQUA, Mr. and Mrs. John WEST, Mr. and Mrs. PHILLIPS, Mr. and Mrs. Will WEST, Mr. and Mrs. W.H. STORRS, Mrs. G.M. SONGER, Mrs. BROWN, Miss Annie WHITE, Miss Ida PHILLIPS, Mrs. HAYWOOD and Mrs. J.B. ELDER.

- Miss Mollie RAWLINGS departed this morning for a visit among friends in Indiana.

- Mr. A. HANTZ of Farina was in town Tuesday on business connected with his coopering interests here.

- J.W. ATKINS, Charles LOWE, J.R. JONES, and F.M. ROBB were initiated into Kinmundy lodge No. 1091, Knights of Honor, last Wednesday night.

- Miss Mattie SIMPSON slipped and fell on an icy board last Wednesday morning, spraining her left wrist very severely, and is still deprived of the use of her arm.

- Miss Bettie BROWN has closed her dressmaking establishment on Third street, and will hereafter receive sewing at her home in the east part of the city. Patronage respectfully solicited.

- Robbery at Farina: On last Monday night, the store of C.R. MAXON, Farina, was entered by some one in possession of a key to the same, and between two and three hundred dollars worth of watches, chains, charms, and rings, belonging to Jacob NELMS of this city, and left there to be sold on commission, abstracted therefrom. Suspicion points very strongly toward J.H. LOONEY, a Farina man, who recently moved to Kinmundy, as being the guilty party, having obtained a key under a peculiar pretense, from J.P. WHITSON, at Haworth’s which has not been returned, and is identical with the lock that was opened. LOONEY is missing, and there is no clue to his whereabouts, but it is hoped that he may be overtaken. It seems to be a clear case of key know.

- Real Estate Transfers: J.F. CROFT to Joshua DAVIS, 40 acres one miles south of Kinmundy. Consideration, $1600.00; SNIDER estate to L. STEEVES, 40 acres, adjoining the above for $1300.00.

- The G.A.R. Hicks Post passed a resolution in honor of comrade R.P. MANION due to his death. (*)

- The Constitution and By-Laws of the Advance Band of Kinmundy, Marion County, Illinois. Members who signed it were: C.H. SIX, F.G. HUBBARD, G.L. EAGAN, W.M. CHAPMAN, John R. HENSLEY, W.W. NEIL, John NELMS, C.S. NEIL, W.W. REEDER, J.M. MARTIN, S.D. HUGGINS. (*)

- North Fork: Sam BUNDY started north last Monday to work.

- North Fork: Mr. Baily BUNDY sold a span of horses last week for $31.50.

- North Fork: Rev. THRAPP preached his farewell sermon, at Zion church, last Sunday. He has given up his charge and is going on his farm.

- North Fork: Mr. Fount JONES and Mrs. J.W. ARNOLD went to Alma one day this week to visit their sister, Polly FRENCH.

- North Fork: Joshua JONES, who has been attending the St. Louis medical college for the past three terms, now has a diploma. He expects to be home this week.

- Death of a Faithful Servant: Died - In Meacham twp., on Sunday Feb. 24, 1884. Flora, aged 25 years. Flora was an old gray mare, belonging to Mr. I.T. DILLON, and known to nearly every lover of horses in this part of the country. She was purchased when she was seven years old by Mr. DILLON from R. WILSON for $140.00 and has for 18 years faithfully served her master on his farm four miles east of Kinmundy. (*)

March 14, 1884:

- Band Social at Eagan’s Hall tonight. Everybody invited.

- Ed SMITH, brother of F.C. SMITH, returned to Kansas last week.

- Johnnie RAMSEY this week subscribes for this paper for his sister, Miss Georgia, Keota, Iowa.

- Mrs. H.R. HALL returned to Salem Monday evening, after a week’s visit with her sister, Mrs. T.W. HAYMOND, in this city.

- Charlie YOUNG departed for Chicago Monday morning to engage in manipulating lightning for the Western Union telegraph Company.

- Mr. J.B. KING has so far recovered as to be able to walk down town on Wednesday afternoon for the first time since Christmas day.

- Through the agency of John M. ROTAN, Mr. D.C. WHISNANT last Saturday sold to Wm. LESELMAN 160 acres of farming land, four and one-half miles southeast of Kinmundy for $4000 cash. Mr. LESELMAN comes from Washington County.

- Friends of the Advance Band should remember the new restaurant. It was started by the band to help pay their expenses, and to secure a teacher for them. You can buy goods as cheap in that line there as elsewhere.

- Mr. Early MARSHALL and Miss Rose ORGAN were married at Salem on Wednesday. We congratulate, and trust that the Organ he has secured will ever make Martial music, that will be agreeable to those who Rose Early in the morning.

- Died: Near Kinmundy, on Thursday, March 6th, 1884, little Grace F., daughter of Wm. S. and Agnes I. CONANT, aged 3 years, 2 months and 6 days. Grace was a lovely little child and the grief stricken parents have the heartfelt sympathy of all who know them. May they ever remember that though lost to sight, she still lives, in a brighter home above.

- Found Dead in Bed: Mr. Daniel STEVENS, aged 45 years, a highly respected citizen of Alma twp., was found dead in bed at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. J. RAINEY, last Saturday morning, supposed to have died of heart disease. Funeral was held on Monday by Rev. G.W. GILMORE, and the remains interred in the city cemetery.

- Married: At the residence of the bride’s parents, in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Wednesday evening March 12, 1884, Mr. E.G. MENDENHALL, of Kinmundy, to Miss Alice L. BOGERT, of Cincinnati. No cards. For and in behalf of a multitude of friends in this city, the Express extends to Mr. MENDENHALL and the lady of his choice, hearty congratulations. We understand that Mr. M. and his bride will come to Kinmundy the last of this month to spend the summer in their Park place in this city.

- Struck by Lightening: During the thunder storm last Tuesday evening, lightening struck the new residence of Mr. W.A. SHRIVER, living a little over three miles southeast of this city, doing considerable damage, but it seems almost miraculous that none of the family were hurt. One of the girls had just went out to set a tub to catch water, and was returning when the lightening struck the corner of the house about six feet from the ground, tearing the whole corner off completely wrecking the tub that had been deposited there not thirty seconds previous. Damage to building is fully covered by insurance in the German of Freeport, represented by A. SCHERMERHORN. Mr. SHRIVER regrets having his new house thus disfigured, but considers it a very fortunate escape, and feels thankful that it is no worse. That no one was hurt seems providential.

March 21, 1884:

- J.B. GARNER, the boss barber of Patoka, came over to Kinmundy last Monday evening to be shaved and have his haircut.

- Rev. G.W. GILMORE occupied the pulpit at the M.E. church south last Sunday evening, Rev. CLAWSON being engaged in a meeting at the campground.

- Mr. A.C. BARNES of Richview, son-in-law of Mr. J.C. GUNN, of this city, has moved his family to Kinmundy, with a view of engaging in business here.

- We understand that a popular young man of this city says he does not want to get married where the Express is loose among the people. Well if its dis Gustin we won’t comment (E)agan.

- Mr. C.H. SIX has moved his restaurant and confectionery into the elegant rooms in Odd Fellows block, between Green’s Drug Store and Song & Smith’s dry goods and millinery emporium, and respectfully asks all to come and see him.

- Married: At the residence of the bride’s mother, eight miles south of Kinmundy, on Thursday evening, March 20, 1884, Mr. Cyrus ROSE of Flora, Ill., to Miss Belle WARNER, in the presence of a large number of friends of the contracting parties.

- City Council met in adjourned session last Monday evening. Alderman WEST acting mayor pro tem, in the absence of his Honor, DONOVAN. No action was taken on the subject of purchasing ground for cemetery purposes. After allowing a few bills, adjourned to next regular meeting.

- We unintentionally neglected to mention in our last issue the taffy pulling by the Band of Hope at Presbyterian hall on the 8th inst. The ladies and children desire to tender Mr. Clark HAMMERS their grateful thanks for his kindness in making the candy. The little ones enjoyed the occasion in a royal manner. Hereafter the B. of H. will meet on Friday afternoon at four o’clock in the Presbyterian hall.

- Mrs. WITBRAUGH of Percy, Ill., and Dr. J.F. WHITE and family of Richview are visiting Mr. and Mrs. STEELE and family.

- Mr. John HARLAN departed for Clinton, Iowa, last Monday, expecting to be absent two or three months, on insurance business.

- A telegram was received here this week announcing the death of Mr. Scott FISH, brother to James FISH, which occurred in Texas last Friday.

- Mr. T.S. JONES of Geneva, Ill. last Saturday purchased the 80 acre farm of T.S. CRAWFORD, one and one half miles east of Kinmundy, for $2000 cash.

- Mr. Stephen RYAN, aged about 35, died in Farina on Tuesday and was buried here on Wednesday. He was known in Kinmundy for having married Mrs. Jay MAXFIELD, daughter of Phenis OSMAN, some two years or more ago. She preceded him to the grave not long since, and now both lie side by side in our city cemetery sweetly sleeping the sleep that knows no waking.

- Mr. and Mrs. L.J. SQUIER of Silver Creek, Neb. are visiting their brothers, Mr. W.C. SQUIER and A. SCHERMERHORN, in this city. They have been in Michigan for some time, and are now returning home, but will visit a son in Missouri, enroute to Nebraska.

- Mr. J.H. BALLANCE returned Wednesday from his visit to Kansas, reports a fine trip, and says that he former Kinmundians now located at Delphos are enjoying health, happiness, and prosperity.

- Chuck Full: ROHRBOUGH Store. New, Choice, Spring Goods, Consisting, in part, of Ladies’s Dress Goods, from a calico to a silk dress. Young Gent’s Fancy Cassimeres and ready made clothing. The best and latest designs. Our clothing is first-class. Well made and well trimmed and as low as any honorable house can afore. A full line of the celebrated Phelps, Dodge and Palmer, Custom made ladies’, Gents’ and Children’s fine shoes. We say with confidence these goods are giving better satisfaction than any we have ever handled. Every pair guaranteed - Don’t fail to try them. We have the boss line of nobby hats. It is useless for us to attempt to name articles in the short space. Come and see us and we will show you more goods - cheaper goods and better goods than you have seen for many days. Thankful for past favor we hope to merit a continuance of your confidence and patronage. Truly, C. ROHRBOUGH.

- Kinmundy Mills! C. ROHRBOUGH, Proprietor. Best Brands of Flour! Bolted Meal and Chop Feed for sale at Reasonable Prices. Will pay the highest Market price for Wheat, corn, oats, and Buckwheat. Satisfaction guaranteed.

- P.O. THRANE, Merchant Tailor! Kinmundy, Illinois, has just received an extensive spring stock of French, English and American Cassimeres and Worsteds, which I am prepared to make into suits at reasonable prices, guaranteeing the clothes to fit and war well. A full line of ready-made clothing. That I am selling as cheap as the same quality of goods can be bough anywhere. Also a large stock of best Jeans for sale by the yard or made up.

- The places to get your staple and fancy groceries - flour, provisions, teas, coffees, spices, canned goods, glass, queens, wood and Willow Ware. Tobacco, Cigars, Confectionery, Etc. is at S. BRADLEY’s.

- Meacham: Percy BALKY is on the sick list.

- Meacham: Miss Mattie WILSON is visiting her sister, Mrs. McDONALD.

- Meacham: Charlie DILLON left for northern Ill. last week where he will spend the summer.

- Meacham: Mrs. Wesley ROCKHOLD received some light Brahma chickens this week. The three costing $10.

- Meacham: Sumner DILLON is spreading on a little more style - a new set of harness this time.

- Meacham: (When the night cometh no man can labor.) Chas. MISSELBROOK has proven this to be a mistake, as he was seen out sowing grass seed last Friday night at midnight. But Charlie is a foreigner, and that explains it all.

- Meacham: Died Saturday night at 7½ o’clock, the Maple Grove Literacy Society. Messrs. KAGY and COCKRELL preached the funeral Sunday.

- The name of I.N. MEEK, old 76, is this week announce for re-election to the office of clerk of Kinmundy township. Mr. MEEK has served as clerk for serval terms, and we have never heard any complaint, and indeed there is no cause for complaint, as he is exceedingly accurate in his accounts, and take great pride in keeping his records in a most presentable shape, as a visit to his office will satisfy anyone. He respectfully asks your kind consideration at election, and is undoubtedly entitled to the same.

- C. WETTER Keeps a Nice Fresh Stock of Groceries and Provisions. His Stock of Goods is of the best quality and his prices are as low as the lowest. Canned Goods, Coffees, Teas, Sugars, and everything pertaining to a first-class Grocery Store. Give him a call.

March 28, 1884:

- Frank KING was home on Saturday and Sunday.

- Mrs. Mollie SMITH of Effingham is visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs. W.C. REEDER in this city.

- Mr. W.B. EAGAN went to Peoria last Monday morning on business connected with the BISONETT estate.

- Buy no wallpaper until you have examined the elegant assortment at B.W. BLAKSLEE’s Variety Store.

- Mrs. A. SCHERMERHORN went to St. Louis last Saturday to visit her son, Alva, and returned on Tuesday.

- G.W. RUTHERFORD has taken charge of the Centralia Weekly Journal, and proposes to revolutionize the newspaper business in Marion county.

- Mr. G. FENSTER tendered his resignation as marshal last Tuesday, which was accepted by Mayor DONOVAN. His successor has not been named yet.

- Township election next Tuesday.

- Those hogs and cattle that are such a nuisance about the street should be put in pens and pastures. The opportunity is offered next Tuesday. Will you do it?

- The new Baptist Church mentioned some few weeks since is now said to be a certainty, and will be built during the coming summer. The committee having the matter in hand are vigorously at work in that direction. This will make 6 churches for Kinmundy.

- William CRAIG, Herbert STEELE, and Will McCLOUD all went to Paxton, Tuesday morning to commence work for the Illinois Centralia railroad. They will plaster a new passenger depot at that place, and from there they go to Pulaski, and will be engaged all summer along the line.

- Sale of Property: S. HURLBERT and wife to W.H. LAWWILL, lot one, block sixteen, in Eagan’s addition to the city of Kinmundy. Consideration $400.00.

- Mr. Jacob BASS died at his home west of town yesterday morning.

- A little son arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. BAGOTT last Monday evening.

- Married: March 20, 1884, by Rev. W.N. GERARD, Mr. Charlie SEE to Miss Alice GRAMLEY, both of Omega, Ill.

- Collector W.W. NEIL went to Salem this morning to return the tax book and settle with the county treasurer. The total levy for this township was $10,142.67. Amount of road and bridge tax abated by city council, $729.93. Total amount collected, $8,793.95, leaving a delinquent of only $618.79. There were 148 dogs assessed, and the tax collected on all but 6, 4 of which were moved away, and are a clear case of a dog gone.

- City Livery, Fee and Sale Stable - Horses boarded by the day, week or Single Feed. W.H. SIMPSON, Prop.

April 4, 1884:

- Maj. TYNER of Mason, was in Kinmundy on Monday and Tuesday.

- W.H. WHITE has secured the boss blacksmith, in the person of a Mr. WOLF.

- Misses Minnie DUMOND and Kate ELDER are visiting in Chicago this week on a business and pleasure trip.

- Stock in the K., St. E. & S. railroad has taken an upward tendency and is now at par. We fell perfectly safe in saying that the road will be built this summer and no mistake.

- Mr. W.E. NELMS, the migratory penman, came home Tuesday morning to spend a few days with parents and friends in Kinmundy. He is temporarily located at Aurora, Ill.

- J.B. CONANT and J.B. MORGAN have each drawn two of the Waterbury watches given away with Finzer’s Old Honesty tobacco, sold by G.W. ELDER. CONANT says his watches cost him over three hundred dollars as he has spent more than that for tobacco.

- Mr. E.G. MENDENHALL and bride arrived from Cincinnati last Monday, and have taken up their summer’s residence at the beautiful Park Place in the southeast part of this city. Tuesday night they were given a delightful serenade by the Kinmundy Advance band.

- E.D. PORTER and A.S. GRAY - PORTER & GRAY representing The Forest City and many other Standard Insurance Companies, insuring against all losses by fire, lightening, wind, storms, cyclones, and tornadoes. Kinmundy, Illinois.

- Furniture making still goes on at the factory of W.H. WHITE.

- HARLAN & KING have moved their machinery depot into the building lately vacated by the New Restaurant.

- Leslie ALLEN has returned from Mattoon, having found that this is not by any mean the worst place in the state.

- Mr. E. BEEL has closed his restaurant and confectionery in this city and will remove to Loogootee to engage in business.

- The Women’s Christian Temperance Union will meet the second Tuesday of each month at 3 p.m. in the Royal Templar’s Hall.

- Mr. L.P. CURTIS writes from Prescott, Ark., to his son Chas. CURTIS, in this city, that they are all through making garden, and oats nearly all sown.

- Mr. C.B. FRENCH has again joined the carpenter crew on the I.C. railroad, and is now at work on a new depot at Mason. A new passenger depot at this place is talked of.

- Township Elections:

Kinmundy Township - The election on Tuesday last was a very quiet affair, there being no contest except for the offices of assessor, and collector, and for or against stock running at large. Whole number of votes polled, 343, distributed as follows:

Supervisor: W.C. REEDER - 337 (337 majority)

Town Clerk: I.N. MEEK - 336 (336 majority)

Assessor: T.W. WILLIAMS - 191 (43 majority); A.T. ANGLEN - 148

Collector: W.W. NEIL - 198 (58 maj.); A.M. YOUNG - 140

Highway Commissioner: J.F. HOWELL - 319 (319 majority)

School Trustee: J.B. MORGAN - 92 (92 majority)

For Paying district road tax in labor: 267 (213 majority)

Against paying district road tax in labor: 54

For domestic animals to run at large: 166

Against domestic animals to run at large: 169 (3 majority)

Meacham Township - The election in Meacham township resulted as follows; two tickets in the field, Democratic and Peoples’ ticket:

Supervisor: J.E. WILKINSON, D - 83 (10 majority); O.B. IRISH, P.T. - 73

Town Clerk: Wm. BONSMAN, D - 62; F. BALKE, P.T. - 92 (30 majority)

Assessor: D.C. BEAVER - 90 (25 majority); Wm. ALLPHIN, P.T. - 65

Collector: J.L. SMITH, D - 61; L.F. MYERS, P.T. - 90 (29 maj.)

Commissioner Highway: A.G. SCHWABE, D - 75; W.O. CROZIER, P.T.- 80 (5 majority)

School Trustee: L. COMBS, D - 70; I.T. DILLON, P.T. - 87 (17 majority)

School Trustee: T.M. WILLIAMS, D - 69; G. LACEY, P.T. - 86 (17 majority)

For domestic animals to run at large: 123 (93 majority)

Against domestic animals to run at large: 30

For Paying district road tax in labor: 147 (141 majority)

Against paying district road tax in labor: 6

- The following are the supervisors elected throughout the county: Alma - E.W. BORING; Centralia - E.W. WELDEN, John F. PHILLIPS; Foster - D.A. CHANDLER; Haines - B. WHAM; Iuka - Wm. GRAY; Odin - John RANKIN; Patoka - George EAGLIN; Romine - J.J. BALL; Stevenson - S.E. STEVENSON; Salem - D.B. MAGNESS; Tonti - T.W. PURCELL; Omega - W.M. GREEN; Carrigan - we have been unable to hear from.

- Sherman School House: James McHATTON’s geese are eating SHEPARD’s wheat crop.

- Sherman School House: David HANNER is on the sick list.

- Sherman School House: Jack HOWELL says if John sells out he is going to Kansas if this country makes 100 bushels of corn to the acre.

- Sherman School House: Charley WHITSON is not yet done laughing at Ayers and Dan the way they danced. Charley played the fiddle for them for a dollar, and they forgot to pay him.

- Sherman School House: John SHEPARD recently sold a team of mules for $200.

- Sherman School House: Rab. CONANT is going to farm on a larger scale this year. He will put out about 50 acres of corn. Bully for Rab.

- Sherman School House: Thomas HARGRAVES has built a new fence in front of his new house and put a barb wire on top of the posts.

April 11, 1884:

- Best baseballs and bats for sale at Green’s.

- Mr. John SIMPSON has moved into the home of his youth.

- Miss Kate ELDER returned from Chicago this morning. Miss DUMOND will remain there indefinitely.

- Misses Mollie SONGER and Allie PORTER, the queen bees, were in St. Louis Monday last, making selections for the millinery department of the Bee Hive store of SONGER & SMITH.

- Mr. J.P. STEEN of Allenton, Ala., is visiting his brother-in-law, Mr. J.B. McBRYDE in this city. He seems much pleased with this locality and may possibly conclude to locate and become a citizen of Kinmundy.

- Willie LOVELL, the barber, is a slick little shaver.

- W.E. NELMS will open a writing school in Eagan’s hall next Monday evening and teach a term of five weeks, three lessons per week, for $1.50.

- Our young friend, Mr. John C. LYNCH, is the proud papa of a fine little daughter since Thursday morning, April 10th.

- Mr. T.S. JONES and family, of Geneva, Ill., arrived Tuesday evening to take possession of the farm recently purchased from Mr. T.S. CRAWFORD.

- Mr. L.L. HOLLISTER, Mr. George SMITH and wife, and Mrs. W.O. SMITH will leave here for Ree Heights, D.T., Sunday evening, to be gone some months.

- Messrs. F.W. KING, Thomas MARSHALL, William WILLIAMS, and John PORTER came up from Salem Wednesday evening to attend the band entertainment, and returned home same night via carriage.

- Rev. J.H. BALLANCE and family will depart next Tuesday for their home at Delphos, Kansas. We regret to lose such citizens, but wish them health, happiness and prosperity wherever their lot may be cast.

- The depot at Alma was broken into last night, but nothing valuable taken.

- Mr. and Mrs. J.M. WILSON went to Neoga Wednesday morning to purchase some choice plants with which to beautify their home.

- Mr. Joseph CRAIG, Sen., will start for Lovington, Tenn. next Monday to spend the summer railroading. His son, John, has charge of the construction train at that place.

- Mr. James MENELEY, who accidently got his leg broke while felling a tree last week, is getting along nicely under the treatment of Dr. E.G. FORSHEE.

- Mr. E.G. MENDENHALL is making substantial improvements on this Third street property, occupied by Mr. McFARLAND. The house has been moved back several feet and placed on brick pillars, giving a good front yard to the place. An addition will also be built in the rear. DUMOND and son and Alex FERGUSON are doing the carpenter work; Will McCLOUD, the brick masonry.

- Mr. William PROCTOR came very near being killed last Friday night by jumping off a freight train that was running through here at a very rapid rate. He had been down to Ashley and having missed the passenger train, boarded a freight and came to Centralia. Another freight being just ready to leave there he inquired of one of the trainmen if they would stop here, and being informed that they would he paid his fare and got on, but after the train started he was told by another that it would not stop, as it was a through freight. However, he took his chances, and in getting off near the depot, he was thrown with sufficient force to break his collar bone and otherwise shake him up right lively. Fortunately he was soon discovered and taken home by Fred HUBBARD and Seth FOSTER. The fracture was attended to by Drs. FORSHEE and CAMERER, and PROCTOR is now able to be up, but it was a close call, as it might have been his neck instead of his collar bone.

- The Longest Pole Knocks the Persimmon. The Lowest Prices take the cake. 3 Cakes for Toilet Soap for 5 cents; 3 boxes of matches, 200 in a box, for 5 cents; Men’s Seamless Cotton Socks for 10 cents a pair; Complete new lot of dutch blue calico for 8 cts. A yard; A new stock of Hosiery in regular made, no seams, understand, for men, ladies and children, prices perfectly reasonable; Flexible Sole genuine french kid; Shoes in button, sizes from 2½ to 5½, Price $5. Beauties. "Peerless" Carpet Warp for 20 cents a pound; Other numerous bargains to arrive Saturday. Will you come and see them? At the Busy Bee Hive Store. Frank C. SMITH, Manager. Dry Goods, Jewelry, Fine Shoes, Groceries and Notions.

April 18,1884: No paper printed. (See below)

April 25, 1884:

- The Kinmundy Express is the only paper published in Kinmundy.

- J.C. HAWORTH was almost unanimously elected school director last Saturday.

- E.G. MENDENHALL received material last Tuesday for 10,000 berry boxes and 6000 crates.

- The prodigal returns - Uncle George RAY has returned to his old stamping ground in the shop adjoining Mr. BARGH. Samuel ALLEN is in possession of the room vacated by RAY in the Haworth building.

- Our young friend Charlie WETTER writes from Knoxville, Tenn., on Easter, saying that they were then in the midst of the planting season, gardens being all made and growing grandly, and weather fine as could be desired. We are always glad to hear favorable reports from former Kinmundians.

- On account of the loss of our darling little daughter, and the dangerous illness of the editor’s wife, we made no effort to issue a paper last week as we could not do so without neglecting our sick companion, feeling confident that when the circumstances are understood, the public will approve of our absence. Thanks be to a kind Providence and our family physician, the Mrs. Express is rapidly regaining strength and we are permitted, in part, to resume the duties of editor and publisher. Ere another issue we hope to be able to give undivided attention to business and make the paper more presentable. We take this opportunity to thank our friends, one and all, for their kind assistance, sympathy, _______________.

- Mr. Chas. WETTER went to St. Louis Monday and returned Tuesday.

- E. HERRICK of this city attended the Republican State Convention at Peoria, as a delegate from this county.

- The band boys have selected their uniforms, which are daisies, and ere long they will appear in military styles.

- Charley CALLENDER, who has been attending school at Terre Haute, Ind. is visiting his brother, Perry, in this city.

- Mr. James MAHAN has sold his meat market in Chicago, and returned with his family to Kinmundy, intending to re-engage in the same business here.

- According to previous announcement, Mr. and Mrs. C. ROHRBOUGH, little Helen, and Miss Katie GROVES, started on the 16th inst., for a two months trip through the east and southeast.

- We this week printed cards announcing the marriage of Geo. P. WARNER of Alma, Ill. to Laura B. CONNOR, which will occur near Gallatia, Mo. on May 8th. We congratulate in advance.

- Mr. J.F. REEDER has resigned his position in Vandalia and returned to this city and will remain with his father to assist in the store and tinsmithing. We are glad to number Frank as a citizen of Kinmundy.

- The new school board met on last Monday evening and organized by electing J.C. HAWORTH president and J.F. DONOVAN secretary. The first act was to close the school with this month, ending April 24, which was yesterday.

- Mrs. W.M. CHAPMAN gave a surprise party last Friday evening, April 18th in honor of the 33rd birthday of her husband, which was indeed an enjoyable occasion, and although active preparations, were being made a week previous, Mr. CHAPMAN had not the slightest suspicion of her plans until he returned home to supper about 7:30 on the evening in question when he was ushered in among a number of the most intimate friends of the family, who after a cordial shaking of hands and hearty congratulations, escorted him to an elegant, a large parlor chair, presented as a token of the esteem in which is held by them, and seated him therein. A supper was served consisting of sandwiches, coffee, cake, oranges, bananas, etc. Excellent piano and vocal music by Mrs. NEIL, Mr. DeVORE and the hostess, added pleasure to the event. The time was pleasantly spent until a late hour, and the party returned to their respective homes, feeling that it was indeed a pleasant happy evening. A choice collection of cake and fruits found its way to the Mrs. Editor, who appreciates the kindness, though unable to partake of its richness.

- W.B. EAGAN was in Greenville yesterday.

- W.B. HAWORTH has moved his family to Salem.

- C.H. SIX is decorating Green’s Drug Store in fine style.

- Jas. CLAYTOR in Kansas is visiting his sister, Maria, in this city.

- Mr. Geo. HARLAN went to Knoxville, Tenn. yesterday on a prospecting tour.

- Our young friends Martin METZGER and Henry STOCK gave us a pleasant call this morning.

- Mrs. C.E. MOORE of Bethany, Ill. is visiting her many friends and acquaintances in Kinmundy.

- Little Pearl, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.F. LAWSON, of Kinmundy was buried on Sunday, April 13, 1884.

- Mr. James COX of Fairfield was in town this morning and returned home accompanied by his wife, who has been visiting Mrs. HOLLISTER for several days.

- Bottom knocked out of carpets. NO profit in them, but will sell at prices that defy honorable competition. Come and see samples and order your carpets at once, for the usual "cyclone" which occurs once a year. W.W. NEIL.

- Rip Van Winkle, like the Kinmundy Register, after a sleep of 6 months, awoke last Saturday, and appeared as volume 2 number 1, claiming to be a campaign paper, championing the cause of the soldiers, assuring the public that it was not revived as a competitor of any established journal in this county. Of course George Washington RUTHERFORD is the editor, and we suppose from the ear marks that it is printed in the Journal office in Odin.

- The following from the Geneva, Ill. Republican of the 19th inst., in reference to a graduate of the Kinmundy high school, and son of Mr. and Mrs. Jos. BARGH of this city, is a well deserved compliment: "We are pleased to note that Mr. E.C. BARGH, the popular young drug clerk at Mr. EDDOWES’ store passed a successful examination before the Board of Pharmacists in Chicago last week. Eddie was always competent, but this examination makes it doubly sure. His friends in town, and they are all friends of his, will rejoice at his success."

- The Election: But little interest had been taken in the city election until the day of battle came. In the first ward but one avowed candidate was in the field, which foreshadowed the result there. The second ward a little more interest manifest itself, but the main fight was in third ward. A canvass of the vote was as follows: 1st Ward: W.H. WHITE - 52; Thos. W. WILLIAMS - 5; 2nd Ward: Albert EAGAN - 40; J.O. DUMOND - 21; 3rd Ward: B.W. BLAKSLEE - 31; G.W. HARLAN - 29; G. FENSTER - 1; The result in the third ward was contested by Mr. HARLAN, on the grounds of illegal voting, and a committee was appointed by the mayor to investigate the charges. After a hearing a multitude of evidence, the committee submitted a majority and a minority report, which brought the matter again before the council, when it was decided in favor of Mr. BLAKSLEE by one vote, after casting out the vote of Fred HUBBARD.

- District No. 1: Mrs. I.D. GRAY has been quite sick during the past week, but is now improving. Dr. W.O. SMITH was in attendance.

- District No. 1: It is understood that at our school election on Saturday the 19th inst., Frank HOWELL was elected as director in No. 1 for a three years term. He will make a No. 1 school director. Some of the "public spirited" men of the district have been talking up the question of a new school house for the district, and it must come by and by, both the question and the house, for the old one is getting rather dilapidated.

May 2, 1884:

- Mrs. Ben McFARLAND is visiting in Terre Haute this week.

- Mrs. Chas. WETTER is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Barbra WAIGAND, in Mascoutah, Ill.

- Messrs. G.A. RUDD, Del HAWORTH, Jno. NELMS and Ham PURCELL were in town on last Sunday.

- Little Homer NICHOLS, about two years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. William NICHOLS, died on Friday last.

- Miss Annie CAWREY went to Salem on Saturday last, to spend a week or two with friends in that city.

- O.N. TYNER is elevating his recently purchased store building, and putting in a substantial foundation.

- Thos. BAGOTT has purchased the store building occupied by him, and is fixing it up as though he intends to stay.

- Mr. W.C. CRANDALL, a former resident here, but now traveling for O.P. EMERSON, Chicago, was in town yesterday and today.

- John NELMS Jr. is clerking in the new restaurant, and will load a scooner with lemonade or a dish with ice cream on short notice.

- Kinmundy never had more miles of sidewalk than at the present time. Some is in need of repair, but we hope the new council will do its duty by making the necessary repairs.

- Mr. James CLAYTOR subscribed for the Express for his brother, J.W. CLAYTOR, Chandler, Kan., who by-the-way, pleads "not guilty" to writing the letter mentioned in these columns not long since.

- John HOGUE and family, Hamer STEWART, mother and sister, and Dr. S. T. SONGER all departed for the far west last Monday evening. STEWART will stop at Walla Walla, Washington Territory, but HOGUE and SONGER will push on farther toward the setting sun.

- Now is a good time to enthuse on coal mine, cannery, creamery, woolen mill, or any kind of manufacturing institutions that will give employment to men and boys who are compelled to leave the county or remain idle. Men of means, would you not derive more pleasure from the wealth you are fortunate enough to possess, by putting it into something that would give employment to laboring men that they might feed and clothe their families, than to have it invested in stocks and bonds, the interest on which is the very life __________.

- Mr. J.W. WILSON went to St. Louis yesterday evening.

- Dr. W.O. SMITH is again able for duty and spent a portion of the week in making garden.

- Mrs. Lydia TRUNKEY, sister of Mrs. JENKINS, came down from Chicago to attend the funeral of her nieces, on Wednesday last.

- Real Estate Transfers: B.E. BALDWIN to T.S. JONES, 49 acres adjoining Kinmundy on the west, for $25 per acre. J.M. ROTAN made the sale.

- Little Nellie HERRICK, daughter of E. HERRICK, while playing at home last Sunday accidentally got her arm dislocated at the elbow by a fall, Dr. E.G. FORSHEE was called to set the arm, and the little sufferer is getting along alright.

- Mr. and Mrs. L.F. BOOTHE and Miss Pauline JONES, came down from Raymond, Ill. to attend the funeral of Misses Stella JONES and Leelia JENKINS, who were killed in the Jamestown, O., cyclone. The former victim was a sister to Miss Pauline, and the latter related to all three.

- Mr. W.H. WARNER, late superintendent of our city school, returned to his home in Central City the last of last week, and will devote attention to his fruit farm there during the coming season. Mr. WARNER gave the best of satisfaction whilst in charge of the school, and we opine that his employment for next year would meet with universal approval by the patrons of the same.

- General Grant made a tour of the world not many years ago, bu the did not travel half as far as Dr. W.O. SMITH has since he commenced the practice of medicine in Kinmundy, and most of his traveling has been within a radius of ten miles around. For this work and riding there is now over four thousand dollars due him from those he has attended in sickness, though he never sued a man and says he never will if he can help it, but his expenses are now very heavy and he is in need of money and those who are in debt to him are respectfully requested to all and settle in full or in part, as small favors will be thankfully received, and ______________.

- Killed by a Cyclone: The most sad occurrence that it has become our duty to chronicle in the untimely taking off of Miss Stella JONES, aged 15 years, and little Leelia JENKINS, aged 6 years, who were killed in the cyclone at Jamestown, Ohio on Sunday last, an account of which appears on another page of this paper. The remains of both victims, who were cousins, were brought to Kinmundy for burial on Wednesday, both being placed in the same grave in our city cemetery, to quietly sleep the sleep that knows no waking ‘ till the resurrection morn. The funeral took place from the residence of Mrs. Stella WILSON, constructed by Rev. BASCOM at five o’clock p.m. Mr. and Mrs. JENKINS of Jamestown, and Mr. and Mrs. JONES, who’s home is in Esculapia Springs, Ky., parents of the unfortunate children, and a large concourse of sympathizing friends being present. The storm which wrought the horrible work was plainly heard for several minutes before it reached the doomed town, and the frightened people retreated to their cellars for safety. The JENKINS family and Mrs. CARPENTER, a lady there visiting, were in the cellar, and Mr. J. was out watching the storm when it struck his house, and he escaped unhurt, as did his wife and two of their daughters who were in the cellar, but Mrs. CARPENTER and little Leelia were killed by falling timbers, but it is thought that Miss JONES died of freight, rather than bodily injury, as only her feet were bruised by failing in of the cellar wall or something of the kind, and in the excitement which followed, no restoratives would be administered, and she died from naught but fright. Three other persons were killed and several wounded, and thousands of dollars worth of property destroyed. Several brick houses were torn to pieces, and one was lifted bodily from the foundation and moved several feet without being wrecked. We understand that articles of clothing belonging to Mr. JENKINS’s little girl were found ten miles from Jamestown. Mr. and Mrs. JENKINS were once residents of this city, and have many relatives and friends here who deeply sympathize with them and Mr. and Mrs. JONES in this lamentable affliction.

- Burglars entered the house of Mrs. BUDLONG last Wednesday night, but were frightened away before they secured anything.

- Rev. M.A. MARLOW of Dongola, Ill. was married yesterday and brought his bride to this city last night to visit the family of Rev. J.H. MORPHIS.

- Mr. J.B. KING has moved his family down town on Madison street, and will make extensive improvements and repairs on this residence in the southeast part of the city.

- Rev. J.H. WILSON of Louisville was in town last Tuesday to be treated for cancer in the nose, by Mr. J.F. REEDER. Frank says he can cure him or any other person who has cancer.

- Mr. W.M. HASELTINE has moved his family from this city to Olney, Ill., that point being more convenient for him to be at home from his travels. During their sojourn in this city they have acquired many warm friends, and Mrs. H. will be especially missed in the Women’s Christian Temperance Union and by the Band of Hope in which she has always taken an active part. The best wishes of all go with them to their new home.

- Mr. J.A. MORPHIS arrived in this city last Friday to visit his son, Rev. J.H. MORPHIS, after a separation of 18 years. Newton MORPHIS, a son of the former and brother of the latter, was here also, and the meeting of the 3 was as joyful as it was unexpected, as the boys have always supposed their father to be dead, for the boat on which he left home 18 years ago was blown up, and nothing heard of him until he came here last week. He will probably make Kinmundy his future home.

May 9, 1884:

- Dr. HENDEE of LaClede was in this city on business last Monday.

- W.B. EAGAN was in Centralia and Salem on business last Monday.

- Centralia mills are grinding wheat shipped from Chicago to that place.

- Mrs. Susan HITE of Altoona, Wilson Co., Kansas, is visiting Mrs. S.J. ALLEN.

- Mr. J.W. HARRIS and Benjamin LOY of Farina, were in Kinmundy on Sunday last.

- Ed SWENEY came home from Chicago Tuesday morning to visit home folks for a few days.

- Mr. W.C. REEDER went to Salem Tuesday to attend a meeting of the county Congress.

- A. HANTZ can give you good reasons why barrels made in his shop are better than those usually sold.

- Mr. and Mrs. Geo. K. JENKINS and Mrs. JONES and Miss Pauline departed last Monday evening for their homes in Ohio and Kentucky.

- Mrs. N.V. RAWLINGS, children and mother-in-law, Mrs. PHILLIPS, came down from Chicago last Wednesday morning, and will make their home in Kinmundy in the future.

- Mrs. J.D. CAMERER of this city, and Mrs. Isaiah LACY of Effingham, visited Miss Anna RICHARDSON, in Farina, last Saturday. Mrs. LACY returned to her home in Effingham Wednesday.

- Mr. Henry STOCK gave us a friendly call last Friday and ordered the Express sent to his sister, Mrs. Mary SEITZ, St. Louis, Mo. It will be the same as a letter to her each week. Everyone having an absent relative or friend could please them no better than by sending them the paper from where they are acquainted.

- Mrs. WETTER returned from Mascoutah yesterday and Fodder is happy.

- Mr. W.H. WHITE joined the I.C. excursion for Mississippi last night.

- Miss Bessie KING accompanied Miss Edith POPE as far as Odin yesterday.

- J.O. DUMOND has taken the contract to rebuild the bridge on Third Street spoken of last week.

- Miss Josie ROCKHOLD started for Cambridge, Kansas yesterday morning on a two months visit among friends in that state.

- The 6th anniversary of Kinmundy Lodge No. 1091 K. of H. will be celebrated at Shelton’s grove on Wednesday, June 4th, 1884. Programmes will be issued soon. Everybody invited.

- Mr. James MAHAN has secured the old restaurant building on the east side of Madison street, and will hereafter be found there, ready to serve customers with the best meats obtainable.

- Mr. T.T. TULLOCK and daughter, Emma, of Bismark, Mo., came to Kinmundy Tuesday to visit Mr. and Mrs. W.N. GERARD. Mr. T. returned home Thursday, but Miss Emma will remain several days.

- Thos. C. KILLIE of Farina drew $1000 out of the band in this city, last Saturday, and stored it away with some waste paper for safe keeping. Monday morning Mrs. K. used the paper and money to kindle to the fire.

- Mr. A. HANTZ of Farina opened his coopering establishment in Kinmundy this week, with Mr. John W. GAHAN as foreman. Mr. G. is a pleasant gentleman and any contracts made with him will receive the same prompt attention as if made with Mr. HANTZ himself. A considerable force of men will be put to work here soon as the fruit season opens.

- Miss Edith POPE departed for the home of her parents, in Knoxville, Tenn. yesterday morning. Miss Edith has many warm friends here, where she has grown from childhood to the estate of noble womanhood, who will regret her departure. As a teacher in our public schools she has endeared herself to all her pupils. The best wishes of the entire community go with her.

- City Marshal BEAVER informs us that he will arrest and impound all domestic animals found running at large on or after Monday, May 12, 1884.

- A number of friends invaded the home of Rev. and Mrs. BASCOM one evening last week and presented the former with an elegant gold watch chain and the latter with the sum of money equal in value to the chain - $10.

- Mr. and Mrs. MORPHIS, Misses Ella SWENEY, Fodie EAGAN and Jennie MAHON and Messrs. Newton MORPHIS and Ed SWENEY attended the church sociable and ice cream festival at the residence of Dr. BLACKBURN in Farina last night.

- W.E. McMACKIN, late Col. of the 21st Ill. (Grants regiment), died at his home in Salem on Saturday, May 3, 1884, aged age 67 years. He was well known throughout the country. The funeral took place on Tuesday under the auspices of the G.A.R. Quite a number from this vicinity were in attendance.

- Married: FROST-WHITE: On Wednesday evening, May 7, 1884, at the residence of the bride’s parents, Mr. Zarda FROST and Miss Annie WHITE, both of this city, Rev. G.T. CLAWSON officiating. Only a limited number, consisting of relatives and most intimate friends, being present to witness the ceremony. Elegant wedding cards were issued the next morning announcing the marriage. About 9 o’clock Wednesday evening Advance band visited the premises of the wedding and discoursed some excellent music for the edification of the party. The Express was kindly remembered with a donation of choice cake. That the Frost may never be too cool for comfort, nor Annie cause for regret, is our wish for the happy couple as they journey through life.

- Pleasant Grove Items: Mr. Phil GRIFFIN has a new buggy. Some of the young ladies will get to take a buggy ride now.

- Pleasant Grove Items: Mr. Oscar HITE and Miss Lizzie BASOR were united in holy wedlock last Sunday a week.

- Pleasant Grove Items: Mr. and Mrs. L.D. CLINGENPEEL, Misses Carrie and Emma SHRIVER were visiting at Raccoon this week.

- Pleasant Grove Items: Mr. Henry YOST, who has been at Iuka all winter, is home again.

- Pleasant Grove Items: Miss Carrie BROWN says they have better roads (RHODES) down about Salem than here.

- Pleasant Grove Items: The Sunday School at the Grove is prospering. Average about 45 scholars.

- Pleasant Grove Items: Mr. Henry SHAFFER has a new girl at his house.

- District No. 1: George DAY says he has purchased himself twenty pounds of tobacco, and is determined that George HARGRAVES shall not furnish him in tobacco this year. The girls say that DAY has the big head so bad that it is about to kill him. Baldy says George can drink more cider than any man, as he drank two gallons at Mr. STOCK’s, and did not stay more than three hours in the fence corner.

- District No. 1: George BURTON is the champion fiddler. He goes to Charley WHITSON’s three times a week.

- District No. 1: Farmers are all through sowing oats and are plowing for corn.

- District No. 1: Mr. John SHEPARD has been very unfortunate of late, having lost a valuable mule and two colts. Thos HARGRAVES also lost a fine young mule, and John BARNS lost two.

May 16, 1884:

- The Band of Hope now meets every Sunday afternoon at their hall, instead of Friday as heretofore.

- Mrs. Herbert STEELE returned Monday from a three weeks visit with parents and friends in Chester, Ill.

- PEFFER and BACKMAN of Lebanon, and TULLEY of Salem, spent the Sabbath among the beauties of Kinmundy.

- Mrs. Hattie SOUTH, nee HAYWARD, of Mattoon, came down last Monday evening to visit her friend Miss Ida PHILLIPS in this city.

- When you want City Marshal or Pound Master BEAVER, he will be found at the office of W.B. EAGAN unless out on duty about town.

- Mrs. A.H. HAYWOOD went to St. Louis last Saturday to visit her son, O.H., for a day or two, and from there she goes to New York, expecting to be away all summer.

- Miss Mollie RAWLINGS has returned from Indiana, and will spend the summer with her sister, Mrs. C.H. SIX, in Kinmundy. Miss Mollie is quite an acceptable addition to the young folks society.

- W.H. SIMPSON has had his buggies and carriages repaired and repainted, and his harness put in good condition, ready for the spring and summer. When you want a good horse or team for a safe and pleasant drive call on him for it.

- Mr. H.F. GREEN and family and Mrs. J.B. GLAZEBROOK and daughter, Sarah, went to Salem on Sunday last. The former to visit friends and the two last named to attend a meeting of the Woman’s Foreign Mission Board of America Mr. David C. BEAVER, wife, Mrs. MORPHIS and Miss Alice JONES were in attendance from here.

- Committee of arrangements for Decoration Day met May 13, and appointed the following committees:

Decoration Committee on Wreaths and Flowers: Mesdames, J.F. DONOVAN, Stella WILSON, A.E. WHITAKER, Thomas THOMPSON, A.W. SONGER, John WEST, W.H. LAWWILL, D.R. LOVELL, E.G. MENDENHALL, Geo. FENSTER, W.C. SQUIRE, Misses Ida PHILLIPS, Mattie RUTHERFORD, Allie PORTER, Nellie SNELLING, Maggie CRAIG, Stella FORSHEE, Hattie KING, Sallie KING.

Committee to carry wreaths and flowers to cemetery: Misses Bessie WEST, Nettie BLAKSLEE, Pearl EARLY, Anna LOHMAN, Mamie SONGER, Sudie RUTHERFORD, Katie BEAVER, Mammie STOUT, Jennie FENSTER, Clarrie SEE, Anna ELDER, Clara HARLAN, Sarah GLAZEBROOK, Berneice YOUNG, Nellie SCOTT, Josie McBRYDE, Jessie FOX, Myrtie ROTAN, May EDGAR, Lizzie SIMPSON, Sarah STEADMAN.

- Prof. A. B. CHILCOAT orders his address changed from Danville, Ill. to Albert Lea, Minn.

- Mr. George MILLER was shaking hands with his old friends in Kinmundy on Friday and Saturday last.

- Stephen HUGGINS is suffering from what is pronounced by W.O. SMITH to be a severe case of toejam.

- Jas. MAHAN is supplying his market with fresh meat shipped from Centralia, being unable to procure suitable beef cattle in this section.

- You should just drop in and see how neatly the store of Thos. BAGOTT looks since he has had it remodeled and newly papered, both on the walls and the ceiling.

- While taking a cross-cut saw out of his wagon last Sunday morning, Mr. Erasmus EAGAN received a very severe cut in the hand, caused by the team starting.

- Station Agent CHAPMAN is quite extensively engaged in poultry raising, having over 100 little chicks already hatched and a number of hens incubating.

- Mr. E.G. MENDENHALL started out on his soliciting tour Wednesday morning, expecting to be on the road most of the time until strawberry harvest, when he will be at home for some weeks.

- Mrs. C.J. FISHER, making a specialty of the speedy cure of Cancers, Scrofula, and all blood diseases, will be in Kinmundy on Thursday, May 22d and may be consulted at the Squiers House.

- Revs. G.T. CLAWSON, W.N. GERARD, and J.H. MORPHIS, and W.B. EAGAN went to Springfield Monday to attend a meeting of the Sunday school State convention. Mr. J.H. GRAY was also in attendance.

- Cards have reached this city announcing the approaching marriage of Mr. Geo. W. PERKINS, formerly of Kinmundy, but now of Bethany, to Miss Belle E. KENNEDY, of the same place, which occurs May 21.

- Mrs. A.E. WHITAKER and Mrs. M.J. SQUIER were appointed delegates by the Kinmundy W.F.M.S. of the M.E. church, to attend the district convention of that society to be held at Centralia the 16 and 17 this month.

- O.N. TYNER went to Alma Monday to deliver an organ sold to Miss Jennie HARVEY. He also did some bill posting so that the bills would post the people on where to buy pianos, organs, pictures, musical merchandise and sewing machines.

- Mr. Sebastian WISEMAN, living eight miles south of town, was in town Wednesday and lost his pocket book containing about $16. An advertisement for the lost property was left with the Express, but later in the day, Miss Lizzie THOMPSON came in to advertise for an owner for a pocket book found by her little brother, which proved to be that of Mr. WISEMAN.

- Mr. Granvil PREWETT was in Kinmundy this week.

- Mrs. Belle SCHERMERHORN and children, of St. Louis are visiting relatives and friends in Kinmundy and vicinity.

- Capt. and Mrs. W.C. REEDER went to Effingham Thursday to remain over Sunday with their daughter, Mrs. Mollie SMITH.

- Mr. Enos HUMPHREY and wife of Seymour, Indiana, are visiting the family of Mr. Matthew HUMPHREY, two and one half miles south of town.

- The wife of Rekie PETERS, who had been affected with heart disease for sometime past, died very suddenly at her home eight miles north of here on Sunday last, aged about 50 years.

- A colt four feet and one inch high, weighing two hundred pounds, was foaled last Tuesday by a mare belonging to C.C. FORD. It’s equal was never heard of. Mr. F. thinks it will be big enough to work in a few days.

- By invitation the editor paid a visit to the magnificent little fruit farm and Park Nursery of Mr. E.G. MENDENHALL on Tuesday last. He has about five acres of the finest quality of strawberries of different kinds including early, medium, and late. The early ones are in an advance state, some of the berries being almost an inch in diameter, others were in full budding. Mr. M. has rented of Mr. BOOS and additional five acres, which he is setting to early harvest black berries and other small fruits. A limited number of choice apple trees of the Ben Davis and Rome Beauty variety are left in his nursery stock, that should be on some man’s farm, and anyone having a spare patch of ground should call and secure these trees, which are offered at half price. After surveying the premises under the guidance of Mr. M., we adjourned to his elegant parlor, where we listened to some excellent piano and vocal music by Mrs. MENDENHALL, for a few minutes, when we realized that our absence was already too long, and returned to our sanctum, feeling greatly refreshed by our ramble, and with the music ringing in our ears, again engaged in the monotony of our office work, which always seems less burdensome after such a pleasant though brief visit among our friends.

- A Pleasant Gathering: On Friday, April 25, the following persons invaded the residence of Mrs. REYNOLDS; Mr. and Mrs. SQUIER, Mr. and Mrs. MARTIN, Mr. and Mrs. PHILLIPS, Mr. and Mrs. HENSLEY, Mr. and Mrs. SMITH, Rev. and Mrs. BASCOM, Mrs. HASELTINE, Mrs. WHITAKER, bringing with them baskets well laden with dinner. The occasion was the 64 birthday of Mrs. REYNOLDS. A tea set consisting of 60 pieces was sent in by the above mentioned friends and the following who could not be present: Mr. and Mrs. J.W. WILSON, Mr. and Mrs. THOMPSON, Mrs. BAXTER, Mrs. DUEL, Mrs. ELDER, Mr. and Mrs. SCOTT, Mrs. HARGRAVES, and Miss GEE. The day was lovely, the fare all that could be desired, and all went home realizing that another oasis of rest and social enjoyment had been passed in the journey of life. We wish for Sister R. the allotted length of man’s life, even three score and ten years. One that was there.

- Must Have Money. All persons indebted to us will please come and pay up by the 15th of June ‘84. Don’t forget it. Must have it. Respectfully, SONGER Bros.

May 23, 1884:

- Mrs. Thos. BAGOTT and little Polly visited in Farina yesterday.

- Mrs. Chas. LOWE, living northwest of Kinmundy, is quite seriously sick.

- Dan GUNN spent Sunday at home in this city. He left on Monday for his new location in South St. Louis.

- Byron CHALFANT was in Centralia Wednesday last having some casting done for his machine shop.

- Mrs. C.H. WEST, who has been painfully ill for several weeks, we are glad to state, is now rapidly recovering her health.

- ALLEN Bros. and EAGAN Bros. have commenced the manufacture of farm wagons, having two in course of construction.

- Geo. W. ELDER has purchased himself a fine new fire proof safe for the protection of his books, papers, love letters and such.

- Mr. and Mrs. Zarda FROST went to Centralia Wednesday morning to make sundry purchases preparatory to going to housekeeping.

- Mrs. SCHOOLEY of Omega, the young lady who was thrown from a buggy some weeks ago and seriously hurt, we are informed, is now out of danger and will recover.

- H.F. GREEN has been mowing grass killing snakes and making garden this week. It is needless for us to say that his hands are blistered. Two snakes in one day is his best record.

- Miss Ella SWENEY of Kinmundy, is teaching a class in music at Farina, and Miss Lydia COZAD of that place is getting up a class in hand painting in this city. An exchange of talents is neighborly and acceptable.

- The storm on Sunday last did considerable damage in and about Farina completely unroofing Peter SWITZER’s new brick, the largest building in Farina, deluging the store of HARRIS & HOLLADAY, and the families that occupied rooms in the building for residence. The damage to the building is said to be about $500. The loss sustained by H. & H. will be about $100, and _______.

- Mrs. Martha CRAIG, who has been visiting friends in these parts for some time, started for her home in Mayfield, Ky., last Tuesday.

- In shutting his money safe last Friday evening, Dr. E.G. FORSHEE accidently caught his thumb in the door, making a very painful bruise. He is insured in the Travelers, but being company surgeon at this place, informs us that he will not claim indemnity on this count.

- Mr. and Mrs. BASCOM departed Monday morning as per arrangements for a pleasure trip and visit through the east, including New York and Boston. They went over the O. & M., and will return in about a month via same route, having secured return passage at this office before starting.

- Mr. J.P. STEEN, who has been visiting his brother-in-law, Mr. J.B. McBRYDE and family, for several weeks, returned to his home in Selma, Ala., last Wednesday, via St. Louis and the O. & M. Mr. STEEN goes back with a very favorable opinion of our country. We hope that he may some day return to make this his home.

- City Marshal BEAVER arrested a young gent who was standing with his head in at the window of the ranch of unsavory repute on Madison Street last Saturday evening, and took him before Squire HARLAN for sentence, but the Squire decided that the law did not cover this case as the prisoner was not found inside the house. Thus it would seem that so long as the boys stand in the yard they are free from prosecution. This may be law but it is very lenient.

- The committee on purchasing an organ for the M.E. church on last Friday closed the trade for a style No. 434, Mason & Hamlin church organ for $130.25 with Mr. W.C. SQUIER, who is agent at this place, the company giving it at cost, and Mr. SQUIER taking the old church organ on payment at $35, and charging no commission on the sale. The Mason & Hamlin lays claim to the best record of any instrument manufactured, having taken the highest award at all the great world’s fairs for the past 16 years, including the Centennial at Philadelphia in 1876. You can hear the instrument at any church service, or by calling upon W.C. SQUIER at his hotel, agent for the Mason & Hamlin organ and piano company, who is prepared to furnish best goods at lowest prices.

- Mrs. John F. EAGAN, living four miles west of Kinmundy, who has been sick for several weeks, on Tuesday of last week made a desperate attempt to kill her husband with a butcher knife, but fortunately he had been warned by the family physician to watch her, and thus saved himself. Later in the week she attached one of her children in a murderous manner, and on Friday last, she was adjudged insane by the court, at Salem, and will be taken to the asylum for treatment as soon as room can be made to receive her, as all the institutions for those unfortunates in this state being filled to their utmost capacity at present. Mr. EAGAN and family have the sympathy of all who know them, and it is to be hoped that she may soon regain her reason and be restored ___________.

- John NELMS and John DUMOND Jrs. are cleaning windows around town this week.

- The Farina baseball club came down yesterday afternoon to cross willows on the diamond with Kinmundy. Our boys are not organized at all, but after some effort they mustered eight players, who proceeded to pound this conceit out of the professionals from Farina. But six innings were played resulting a score of 18 to 22 in favor of Kinmundy with 000 against Farina.

- Pleasant Grove Items: Mr. Elmer SCHOOLEY’s wife of Omega is very sick.

- Pleasant Grove Items: Harry SCHRIGLEY was up last Sunday in his new buggy.

- Pleasant Grove Items: Corn planting is the order of the day in this vicinity.

- Pleasant Grove Items: Mr. J.C. WILSON’s daughter of Missouri is at home on a visit.

- Pleasant Grove Items: Rev. J. ABBOTT of Alma will preach next Sunday at the Grove at 3 p.m.

- Pleasant Grove Items: Edgar GRIFFIN returned last week from Rich Hill, Mo. Edgar says Pa’s house in old Marion County is the best place yet.

- Meacham: Mrs. Jas. ROGERS is very sick.

- Meacham: The click of the corn plater is heard in the land.

- Meacham: BALKE Bros. sold a car load of fat cattle Tuesdays for nearly $1000.

- Meacham: Grandpa SHAFER is visiting his old home and friends in Ohio this week.

- Meacham: Della is as happy as a big sun flower since Frank has painted his carriage and bought a new set of harness.

- Meacham: D.C. BEAVER is a great man to visit. He goes to every house in Meacham, and never leaves until he knows how much they are worth, even wants to know how many dogs one has. He is assessor.

- Meacham: The young folks at Meacham will give a free entertainment at the Maple Grove school house, Saturday night, May 24. Our cornet band will furnish some music. Everybody invited.

- North Fork Items (too late for last week): Miss Noi ARNOLD has a new organ.

- North Fork Items (too late for last week): Mrs. Polly COLE is in poor health.

- North Fork Items (too late for last week): Mrs. Catherine GARRETT is very poorly being almost unable to hear.

- North Fork Items (too late for last week): Hard HOLT, of Mount Chapel, is building Sam MORRIS a house.

- North Fork Items (too late for last week): Ed SPENCER has been visiting his sister, Clara ARNOLD this week.

- North Fork Items (too late for last week): Miss Sallie KING is teaching the summer school at North Fork.

- North Fork Items (too late for last week): Will STEVENS of Kinmundy is working for Eli W. JONES this summer.

- North Fork Items (too late for last week): Ben DOOLEN and Eli W. JONES sold their hogs this week for $4.75 per hundred to Will FOSTER.

- North Fork Items (too late for last week): Jim ARNOLD bought a farm of 160 acres of Mr. CHICK, north of the Burg. $18 an acre.

- North Fork Items (too late for last week): A german has the contract of building the bridge across North Fork close to Aunt Betsy DOOLEN’s for $90.

- North Fork Items (too late for last week): Wesley EAGAN moved his wife to her mother’s this week to be cared for. She has been very poorly, but is better at this writing.

- North Fork Items (too late for last week): Warren LOWE sold his 50 acres of land to his brother Charley for $850, and bought Frank LOWE out for $1000. Frank intends going to Kansas this fall.

- North Fork Items (too late for last week): Mack ROBB has taken the contract of building the bridge across the North Fork on the Vandalia and Salem road for $154. John HATHAWAY and John JONES are helping him.

- North Fork Items (too late for last week): They organized Sunday school at Arnold Chapel last Sunday at 9 o’clock. The officers elected were Mrs. Jane KNIGHT, superintendent; Charley LOWE, assistant; E.M. ARNOLD, secretary; John W. JONES, choirster.

- North Fork Items (too late for last week): Jimmy ARNOLD, a nephew of Eli W. JONES, who has been staying with him for several years, left home last Sunday a week ago for unknown parts. He was about 15 years old, a smart and intelligent boy. What he left for they do not know. They treated him well and made him a good home. But like some other boys, he wanted to see some of the world, although he was rather small to go out in the world without a father or mother, brother or sister on earth to see to him. And we do hope, trust and pray that the Lord may be with him and find him a good home.

May 30, 1884:

- Pound Master BEAVER says he is the most extensive stock dealer in town.

- Mr. Jas. BROWN of Omega is quite sick at the home of B.E. BALDWIN, in this city.

- Mr. J.F. CROFT went to Oak Town, Ind. last week on a visit to friends and acquaintances.

- Mr. Chas. SCHERMERHORN is working with the bridge builders on the Ohio & Mississippi railroad.

- Dr. J.D. BEVIER of Loda, Ill. greeted his Kinmundy friends with his genial smiles last Saturday.

- Mr. Chas. GAMMON came down from Effingham Tuesday evening to visit friends in Kinmundy for a few days.

- B.W. BLAKSLEE, C.A. CHRISTENSEN, J.F. DONOVAN, and J.G. WEST went to St. Elmo, Thursday in the interest of the new road.

- Messrs. Geo. W. RUTHERFORD and A.B. STOKLEY went to Indianapolis last Monday to attend the National Greenback convention.

- The Express has printed strawberry tickets for John ROSS, and SHOOK & WHITE of Alma, and M. JERNIGAN of Kinmundy this week.

- The hardware store of AKER & ALLMON at Salem was burglarized last Saturday night of about $50 worth of revolvers and cutlery. No clue to the theft.

- Thos. W. WILLIAMS went to Mt. Vernon Tuesday evening to attend the Democratic Legislative convention, which met on Wednesday, as a delegate from this county.

- A train of sixteen mules, fifteen loaded with whisky and one with flour arrived at Eagle a few days ago, and a man from Montana wanted to know what they were going to do with all that flour.

- Mr. L.L. HOLLISTER returned Tuesday morning from Ree Heights, D.T., and reports everything lovely in that country. Crops good, weather fine, and everybody prosperous and happy. Mrs. SMITH is delighted with Dakota, and will remain until fall.

- Mr. Geo. W. ELDER went to Chicago on Tuesday morning, accompanied by his sister Annie who will remain several weeks with friends in that city. George will attend the International clay pigeon shooting tournament to be held _________.

- Capt. A.S. GRAY has moved his family back to Patoka, from whence they came.

- Miss Gussie BROWN left Monday evening to spend several weeks with her sister Ada in Mayview, Mo.

- Miss Kate ALDERSON of Odin is visiting her cousin, Miss Addie COLEMAN and other friends in Kinmundy.

- Mr. J.S. LYDICK of this city has accept a situation as salesman with the firm of Lundy & Hoyt, grocers, Centralia, Ill.

- Mr. Thos. EARL was 81 years old last Sunday and celebrated the event by walking out to visit his nephew, Mr. GODDARD, living six miles east of Kinmundy. Quite a journey on foot for one of his age.

- Mrs. Ella BUTLER, aged 47 years, died at her home in Kinmundy on Tuesday May 27, 1884, and was buried from the C.P. church on Wednesday, Rev. J.H. MORPHIS conducting the funeral services, assisted by Rev. W.N. GERARD.

- We visited MENDENHALL’s Park Nursery again last Tuesday, and learned that the blight in berries will not be so bad as was at first supposed. His are most all in fine condition, and the yield will be large. He was making a lake with an island in it, which will be quite an addition to his already beautiful place.

- TYNER, like BAGOTT, has put down a substantial side walk in front his music store, and made numerous other improvements, including a good well in the back yard.

- Levi C. ROHRBOUGH and Ed. R. STEELE are now fashion reporters, and can tell you who are dressed in style and who are not. Levi says they are doing a bustling business.

- D.R. LOVELL has purchased of Mrs. ALLMON the property formerly owned by him in Third ward, and will build an addition 16x26, story and a half. ALLEN Bros. Will do the carpenter work.

- Mr. John KOLB and Mrs. Augusta SANDOVER were married at the Catholic church in this city, Wednesday, May 28, 1884, by Rev. Father P.J. BECKER. The Express extends congratulations and wishes the newly married couple unlimited bliss while sailing o’er life’s tempestuous sea.

- Last Monday evening the children of Mr. and Mrs. C.M. SEE of Alma in some way set fire to a window curtain from a lamp, and then tore down the curtain to put out the blaze. At this juncture Mrs. SEE happened in, and attempted to help them, when her clothes caught fire, and in endeavoring to extinguish the flames her hands were badly burned. Mr. SEE was near home and came to her assistance. Dr. SMITH of this city was called to attend her, and he informs us that though she is severely burned, he anticipates nothing serious. Her sister, Mrs. J.B. GLAZEBROOK and daughter Sarah, went down to see her Tuesday evening.

- The best time on record has just been made by Mr. J.P. WHITSON, the old reliable harness maker at J.C. HAWORTH’s harness shop, having stitched on a heavy pair of traces eleven feet and eight inches, or seven hundred stitches in 59 minutes, and threaded his own needles. He has been at the business for 14 years, and in that time at a very low estimate has made 26,643,300 stitches, consuming 170 miles of waxed end, making 17 miles of solid stitching. All this work has been done in the employ of one man, Mr. J.C. HAWORTH, and we doubt if there is a man in the State who can show equally as good a record as Mr. WHITSON.

June 6, 1884:

- Mr. W.C. INGRAM is shipping oak lumber to Centralia by the car load.

- Doc SMITH says the business H.F. GREEN had in Indianapolis was to attend the Greenback convention. Be that as it may, we see GREEN back again.

- A car load of lumber has been received and the I.C. depot platform at this place will be built anew. Such extravagance on the part of the company is astonishing, and with many more outbreaks of such liberality on their part we fear a receiver will have to be appointed to govern the affairs of the road.

- Mr. John RAMSEY departed yesterday for Keota, Iowa, to be present at the marriage of his sister, Miss Georgia RAMSEY, to Mr. A.A. HULSE, on Wed., June 11, 1884. Miss Georgia is well known and has many friends in Kinmundy who join with us in wishing her and the man of her choice all the blessings that providence can bestow.

- Miss Sadie SCHERMERHORN left Ashley on Tuesday morning last with the intention of spending the next two or three months with her parents and friends in Kinmundy. She was one of the most successful teachers in our school here last winter, and her many friends will be pleased to learn that she is engaged to take charge of the same room again next winter. She is one of the best and most successful teacher our school ever had. (Gazette.)

- Miss Lou CHARLTON of Odin spent Sunday with friends in Kinmundy.

- Mrs. Maggie GRAY has sold her millinery store to the Mrs. JONES and McCONNEL.

- Master Lute SCHERMERHORN went to St. Louis Tuesday to visit his brother for a week or two.

- Mr. S.M. FUQUA is employed in building an elegant new porch in front of the residence of Dr. E.G. FORSHEE.

- Miss Alice BAGOTT, assistant secretary of Nelson’s Commercial College, Cincinnati, Ohio, is visiting her brother, Thos. BAGOTT, in this city.

- We were misinformed in regard to Capt. GRAY removing to Patoka. He has only retired to private life, for the summer, on his farm west of town.

- Mr. Fred BALKE departed Monday morning for Pittsburg, Pa., to accompany home his wife who has been visiting friends there for several months.

- Mr. Alexander BOCZKIEWICZ, living north of Kinmundy, has been severely afflicted with erysipelas for some weeks, but we understand from Dr. CAMERER, the attending physician, that he is now recovering.

- Chalmer SWENEY returned from St. Louis Sunday evening, where he had been to have his eyes doctored. We are glad to state that he was greatly benefitted during his stay of several weeks in that city.

- Tramps are becoming so thick that it behooves our citizens to keep a close watch and be prepared for their reception at any time. It is this class of tourists that spreads contagious diseases, and our city officials will only do their duty by compelling all such travelers to move on without delay.

- The I.C. Reservoir will be located at Alma, and those who feared it would cause "fever ‘nager" in our midst need lose no further sleep upon that subject. The Express was in hopes that the company in their wisdom would see fit to have it here, as it would be the means of all trains stopping at this place, if nothing more.

- A story is told on a couple of our heavyweight insurance agents to the effect that while traveling in the country not long since, they were unable to get a place to stay overnight, as no one wished to keep them, so they had to resort to some kind of tactics, and upon the refusal of the next man to keep them, one of our jolly subjects murmured that it was a dreadful community where two ministers of the gospel could not find a place to rest their weary bones, which caused the good old farmer to apologize, invited them in and keep them without price. When the hour for returning arrived, one the "Revs" was called upon to lead in evening prayer, which he did in a manner that did not honor his original profession.

- Mrs. RODGERS of Geneva is here on a visit to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.F. STEEVES.

- O.N. TYNER and J.W. WILSON and little Harry went to Chicago on the Republican convention excursion.

- Mr. J.C. LYNCH gave us a friendly call yesterday and ordered the Express sent to his brother, C.E. LYNCH at Davis City, Iowa.

- Mrs. Charles ARCHER of Geneva, and Mrs. WHITE and daughter of Vinton, Iowa, are here on a visit to Mrs. W.J. BROWN, sister to Mrs. WHITE.

- A very pleasant party was given by Miss Maggie CRAIG at her home last Saturday evening, in honor of Misses Kate ALDERSON and Lou CHARLTON of Odin.

- Miss Eva SHEPARD of Cairo came up this morning to visit her sister, Mrs. A.E. WHITAKER.

- Miss Sadie SCHERMERHORN went to Champaign today to attend commencement.

- Meacham: Mr. Levi JACKSON of Iola, Ill., visited his brother Steve last Sunday.

- Meacham: Mr. James COCKRELL left the first of the week for Georgetown, where he will work for the Deering Machine Co. We wish Jim all the success he deserves and more too.

- Meacham: Mr. Levi THOMAS lost a good horse last week. He dropped dead in the harness while plowing.

- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. W.J. HARRELL visited his brother in Omega last Sunday.

- Meacham: Mr. Fred BALKE started to Pennsylvania Monday morning for a three weeks visit.

- Meacham: W.R. ROHRER and sister, Miss Annie, visited John and Gertie DILLON Saturday and Sunday

- Decoration Day: All earth seemed clad in loveliness for the occasion of Decoration on Friday last, and the largest crowd that has graced the streets of Kinmundy for many a day assembled here to pay honor to those silent heroes who defended our country’s honor and now sleep the sweet sleep of the virtuous man. At one o’clock the Grand Army formed in front of the Post hall on Third street, and marched to the cemetery, preceded by Advance band, followed by children with flowers, Maple Grove cornet band, and citizens on foot and in carriages. Exercises at the cemetery were carried out as per arrangement and after the shower of fragrant flowers up on graves of deceased soldiers, with proper ceremony, all returned to the city, where an impromptu program was gotten up by the G.A.R. to the pleasure and satisfaction of all. Speeches were made by Maj. W.J. BROWN, commander of Hicks Post; Capt. F.A. TAYLOR of Alma; Esq. Geo. W. HARLAN, Dr. E.G. FORSHEE, James COCKRELL, J.F. DONOVAN and others, interspersed with lively music by Advance and Maple Grove bands and a song "Marching through Georgia." by Sargent WINKS of Alma. Not an incident occurred during the day to mar the enjoyment of anyone and it will always be remembered by those in attendance as one of the most pleasant gatherings ever witnessed. A large number of ex-soldiers and citizens of Farina and other neighboring towns were here, and returned to their homes well pleased with the program.

- W.W. FRESHWATER, of lifting jack fame, was arrested last Sunday night in Meacham township on charge of miscellaneous crookedness, and brought to Kinmundy for trial on Monday. The first was for obtaining credit under false pretense, but for lack of evidence the charge was not sustained. Next was an action of debt, brought by W.H. SIMPSON for buggy hire in the sum of $20. Judgment rendered by Judge HARLAN in favor of plaintiff for the amount, and the defendant sentenced to jail until debt and cost be paid. Failing to give security a mittimus was prepared for his transportation to Salem by Constable BEAVER. When the train whistled and hand cuffs rattled, the bravado of the prisoner and his pals wilted and turned out property to satisfy the claim. A party claiming to be a deputy sheriff from Litchfield, but acting more like an accomplice, was here and took Mr. FRESHWATER north on some charge which he declined to divulge, but it seems that he as agent for some patent right has been selling the same territory to different parties and not reporting to headquarters. Mr. RODGERS and Mrs. POTTER are his victims here, and the trial is set for tomorrow, when FRESHWATER is to be here again. In his speech before the court on Monday he became very eloquent, speaking of his friends, his literary ability, and stated that he had written poems that had been published, upon which we think he should have been convicted and sentenced for life without further evidence.

June 13, 1884:

- Miss Edith WOLFE is visiting in Salem.

- Geo. W. HARLAN is confined to his home by severe sickness.

- Miss Carrie BENNETT of Salem, is visiting friends in Kinmundy.

- Mr. H.V. JONES of Tennessee visited his family in this city last Saturday.

- Mrs. M.E. FOX and Miss Ida PHILLIPS visited Mrs. Hattie SOUTH, in Mattoon from Saturday until Tuesday.

- Another heir at J.B. GARNER’s; ‘tis a little girl, and arrived yesterday morning. (Patoka Enterprise, May 29.)

- Capt. F.A. TAYLOR of Alma was in town Wednesday and in answer to our interrogatory said, he was, like all Republicans in his township, perfectly satisfied, and that they were organizing a Blaine and Logan club, prepared to meet and vanquish Democracy on every occasion. That’s the way to win; organized and work for success.

- A Prohibition county convention will be held at Odin on Saturday, June 14, 1884, to appoint delegates to the State convention, and transact any other business that may be properly come before the meeting. All interested in the cause of Prohibition are earnestly requested to attend. Visitors will be entertained by the citizens of Odin free during the session.

- Some malicious parties set fire last week to Dwyer TRACY’s barn in Haines township, in which was stowed a reaper (nearly new) drill, hay and corn. The barn was consumed with its contents. Previous to this, they tried to fire his dwelling, but were detected by persons watching for them. It is thought the guilty parties are known, and in due time will be brought to justice, as they deserve. (Herald-Advocate)

- Council met in adjourned session Wednesday evening Aldermen all present. Mayor put in nomination J.M. MARTIN for street commissioner, which was confirmed - yeas, five, nays, one. Bond read and approved.

- The Republicans of Kinmundy twp. Met in convention at Eagan’s hall on Saturday, and were called to order by J.F. DONOVAN, who, on motion, was chosen chairman and J.W. WILSON secretary. The following delegates and alternates were selected to attend the Republican county convention at Salem on Saturday, June 14, 1884: Delegates - D.P. SNELLING, J.G. WEST, W.L. KING, W.H. LAWWILL, Thos. BAGOTT and W.T. COLEMAN. Alternates - W.W. NEIL, J.W. WILSON, Geo. W. ELDER, G.M. SONGER, A.W. SONGER, and J.F. DONOVAN. A motion to instruct delegates for certain candidates failed to materialize for want of a second, so that the delegates selected by the party go to the convention as free men, at liberty to vote for the best material that is brought before them for consideration. It is arranged that the band shall accompany the delegates and party to _________________.

- Miss Grace HEATON has returned from school.

- Miss NIXON of Clay county visited Miss Fodie EAGAN during the past week.

- George MORGAN has graduated from the Champaign university, and came home last night.

- Mrs. Jas. B. McBRYDE and daughters went to Ashley on Tuesday last to visit friends in that city.

- F.C. SMITH and J.F. REEDER have erected a new hitch rack in the front of their place of business.

- After an absence of about one year, Miss Ida VAN ARNUM returned from Golden, Colorado, yesterday.

- W.B. EAGAN has sold thirteen self-binders this season, which would indicate that the wheat crop is by no means a failure.

- Prairie Grove Sunday school will give an ice cream and strawberry festival Saturday evening June 14, 1884 at the residence of A.J. ROBINETT, two miles south of Farina.

- The members of the Advance band have received their uniforms, which are gorgeous. They will make their first appearance in military dress this evening and our people may expect an excellent balcony serenade.

- Maple Grove Cornet band will celebrate the first anniversary of their organization, by a basket picnic, at Balke’s grove, four miles east of Kinmundy, on Saturday, June 21, 1884. Good speakers, plenty of music and refreshments in abundance. Come everybody, with baskets well filled, and enjoy a good time.

- Meacham: Mrs. BOGGS returned from her visit to Indiana last week.

- Meacham: Miss Eva JACKSON of Iola, Ill. visited her uncle Levi THOMAS last week.

- Meacham: Wm. H. LAWWILL and lady of Kinmundy, visited Grandpa ROCKHOLD Sunday.

- Meacham: Mr. Rude KAGY and Charley MISSELBROOK visited Rude’s cousin near Salem Sunday, and report a fine visit.

- Meacham: Grandpa SHAFER returned from his visit to Ohio, Wednesday, via Chicago, where he spent several days seeing the elephant.

- Meacham: Mr. Jim McCARY took Miss Gertie DILLON to her grandma’s last week, and Miss Gertie returned Monday and Jim Tuesday.

- Lone Grove, District No. 3: George HARGRAVES has bought two Jersey cows of Jesse WOOD for $200.

- Lone Grove, District No. 3: Jake WILLIAMS has quit Warren and is following his old trade.

- Lone Grove, District No. 3: We learn that J.I. LANSFORD is studying law. He will speak at the barbecue on the fourth of July.

- Lone Grove, District No. 3: Tom McHATTON is the champion snake killer. He has killed five snakes five feet long and four inches in circumference.

- Lone Grove, District No. 3: While hunting the other day, George CONANT while crossing the creek on a log fell off into the water, losing a valuable gun in the creek. He had a narrow escape for his life, and is now fishing for his gun.

June 20, 1884:

- Mr. Jacob NELSON was in Edgewood last Monday.

- Miss Alice BAGOTT returned to Cincinnati last Monday evening.

- Miss Clara MAHON of Loogootee, Ill. is visiting friends in Kinmundy.

- Mrs. S.M. JONES and daughter, Alice, gave a very enjoyable lawn party at their home on last Saturday evening.

- Mr. E. HERRICK took his son, Leon to Salem on Sunday last, who, in company with his cousin, Miss Carrie HALL, will visit friends in Peoria, Ill.

- Mr. James A. BUTLER of Washington City, and Miss Annie DONOVAN of Watson, visited their brother, Mr. Dennis BUTLER, in Kinmundy during the present week.

- Mr. H.F. GREEN went to Salem on Sunday last and returned same evening accompanied by his mother, Mrs. D.K. GREEN, who will remain some weeks in this city.

- Mr. S.B. PRUETT of Englewood, is home on a visit.

- Mr. J.F. REEDER was in Flora on business yesterday.

- Mrs. C. O’BANNON of Mt. Vernon, Ind. is visiting her niece Mrs. A.E. WHITAKER for a few weeks.

- B.W. BLAKSLEE has purchased the PEARSON farm, and was in Salem yesterday on business connected with it.

- John T. SIMPSON has just added a fresh and complete stock of canned goods to his meat market. For the best goods in that line give him a call.

- Uncle Jimmy MAHAN pays cash for new potatoes, peas and beans, at CAWREY’s old stand. He keeps an assortment of fresh and corned beef, sausage, bologna always on hand.

- The ice cream and strawberry festival at Eagan’s hall last Friday evening by the ladies of the C.P. church, was well attended and highly enjoyed, and netted about $35 for the church.

- Mrs. John WEIR, of Muncie, Ind. came to Kinmundy Tuesday on a visit to Mr. and Mrs. Geo. WEST and Thursday the three started for Unionville, Mo., to be absent about two weeks with friends there.

- Misses Fodie EAGAN, Ella SWENEY and Lillie READNOUR gave a party for their Sunday school classes last Wednesday evening at the residence of Mrs. W.B. EAGAN, which was well attended and highly enjoyed by all.

- Mr. Frederick SPRINGBURG, cousin to Mr. Jacob NELSON, arrived here Tuesday from Nibe, Denmark, with the intention of becoming a citizen of this country. The distance traveled is about 5000 miles, and he was 21 days enroute.

- In Memoriam: Twenty-one years ago today amid the din and strife of battle, thousands of miles from those that loved him, a soldier boy lay dying. He was our only boy, our own dear darling brother. The remembrance of that day is still the saddest in our life’s history. Why should our loved one, our little bright eyed brother died so far away ‘mong strangers? Could we have only been there to have pillowed his head on our breast, and caught the last whisper as life departed, we might have been better satisfied, but as it is we can only say "he died for his country." And there near the green banks of the Mississippi he sleeps sweetly today in the Silent City, the last long sleep that knows no waking. Our hearts bleed in solitude. How oft we have listened for footsteps that never returned, and a voice we never more heard. Today the breezes whisper soft requiems o’er the spot, and sunshine bathes it in a halo of light. We say fare thee well, dear loved one. Thy fond memory shall be cherished in our hearts deeper and deeper as years roll on and by and by we’ll meet again, in that "beauty thereafter" in all the youth and beauty as thou once were.

- Pleasant Grove Items: Mr. Geo. McCULLOUGH was meandering in Indiana, last week.

- Pleasant Grove Items: Miss Nora HUMPHREY closed her school at Elder School House last week.

- Pleasant Grove Items: Mr. J.P. SHRIVER, wife, daughter and Emma BURNS were at Salem Saturday.

- Pleasant Grove Items: Misses Mary E. SHRIVER, Della KNISELY and Rosa SCHOOLEY are taking music lessons at Kinmundy.

- Pleasant Grove Items: Leo. SCHOOLEY and Miss Eva SMITH went to the County Capitol last Saturday evening to see the sights.

- Pleasant Grove Items: Farmers are having to replant their corn.

June 27, 1884:

- Mr. John G. WEST went to Unionville, Mo. last Monday.

- Miss Mollie REYNOLDS departed last Wednesday morning for Dupont, Ind. to spend the summer.

- Messrs. Henry WARREN, Chas. TSCHUDI and Chas. METZGER went to Belleville, Ill. last Tuesday on business.

- Miss Ada SKILLING departed Monday evening on a visit to her parent’s in Hazelton, Barbour county, Kansas.

- Mr. and Mrs. B.C. PRUETT of Westaug, Ill. came up last Friday evening on a visit to relatives and friends in Kinmundy.

- Mr. and Mrs. A.M. YOUNG, daughter, Berniece, and niece, Miss Libbie YOUNG, and Miss Clara HERRICK started last Monday on the Ottawa excursion to visit relatives and friends in Topeka, Kansas.

- Most all the young folks and a great many of the older ones of Kinmundy attended a basket meeting at Union campground last Sunday. We hear of no one getting lost like on some previous similar occasion.

- Geo. W. HARLAN on Tuesday last purchased of Nelson GRAVES the property occupied by him as a lumberyard. The transfer includes the four lots and all the buildings thereon. Consideration $700.00 cash. Mr. H. will convert it into a produce store and poultry yard.

- Mr. L.B. FRENCH ordered the Express sent to his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Kate FRENCH, Evansville, Ind.

- Mr. J.P. WHITSON has been quite seriously sick for several days, and is confined to his bed at this writing.

- Mrs. John CLARK and son, William, former residents here, but now of Rock Creek, Wyoming, have been in Kinmundy since Tuesday.

- Mr. Chas. ROHRBOUGH accompanied his aunt, Mrs. Matilda ROHRBOUGH, to Carthage, Ill. last Monday and will visit some days in that city.

- Mr. Wm. MALTA of Fayette Co., departed Thursday morning for Riverton, Nebraska, on a visit to his father embracing the opportunity offered by the O. & M. Excursion rates to all land points west.

- The street leading west from ROHRBOUGH’s mill to Shelton’s grove has just be corduroyed, and Street Commissioner MARTIN agrees to pull out every team that gets stuck there during the next 12 months.

- Mr. John FROST, once a citizen of Kinmundy, who went out to buy the northwest corner quarter section of the United States, but not liking the land failed to do so, writes for the Express from Victoria, B.C.

- J.B. GARNER, barber, has again located in Kinmundy and opened up shop for business in WETTER’s building opposite the bank, and proposes to shave the faces of men, while the bank continues to shave their paper.

- Misses Addie COLEMAN, Fodie EAGAN, Fannie INGRAM, Emma SHULTZ, Bertha BASTIAN, Mesdames ELDER and WHITE, and Messrs T.S. JONES, Albert BOOS, E.D. PORTER, A.S. GRAY, Henry CREVELING, L.C. ROHRBOUGH, Eb. B. McBRYDE were the passengers from here on the Chicago excursion last Wednesday.

- Meacham: John DILLON is on the sick list.

- Meacham: Fred BALKE returned home Saturday from a three weeks visit with his wife in Pennsylvania.

- Meacham: Messers. Ben MAHON and Frank KATES, of Loogootee, visited G.W. WEST on Sunday last.

- Meacham: Levi THOMAS is going in the bee business and will return from farm life and live on milk and honey provided some body will furnish the milk and "honey".

- Meacham: Mr. I.T. DILLEN is improving his house with new blinds.

- Meacham: The picnic Saturday was well attended. Hon. John KAGY of Salem and Major BROWN of Kinmundy, each made a good speech. The day was pleasant and everybody had a good time. Towards evening the "good folks" went home and the dancers then enjoyed themselves until ten o’clock and started home in time to keep the Sabbath.

July 4, 1884:

- Mother SIMPSON has been on the sick list this week.

- Mrs. John WEIR departed Tuesday for her home in Muncie, Ind.

- Mrs. Sue HEASTY came home from Grayville with Mrs. HOLLISTER.

- Vandalia had a $5000 fire on the first inst.

- E.D. PORTER’s new residence is nearing completion. Ditto Dan LOVELL’s.

- Mrs. Mollie SMITH of Effingham, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. REEDER.

- Miss Lottie EICHOLTZ returned last Monday evening from Decatur, where she has been attending school.

- Capt. A.S. GRAY departed Tuesday to attend the Democratic State Convention which met at Peoria, on Wednesday.

- Mr. and Mrs. Geo. WEST and Mrs. John WEIR returned from Unionville, Mo., Tuesday morning. J.G. WEST came home Monday.

- Mr. J.F. CROFT purchased the Samuel HURLBUT property of J.H. GRAY. House and 3 lots in block 14 in Eagan’s second addition. Consideration $625. Cash.

- M.E. DRUM has taken entire control of the Odin Journal and will continue the same as a radical Democratic local paper. We hope that his fondest hopes for success in business may be fully realized, but this is a world filled with disappointment.

- We were greatly surprised to find W.H. WHITE’s wagon, carriage and cabinet shops at Kinmundy, so extensive an establishment. He is manufacturing wagons, buggies, & c. by the hundred, and is supplied with machinery for every kind of work. The work is all done by machinery, run by steam; and there are dangerous things for children to play with buzzing in every nook and corner of the spacious brick building occupied. Mr. WHITE was good enough to show us how quickly and neatly every device did it’s particular work - which was very interesting. That is an establishment for Kinmundy to be proud of. (Herald-Advocate.)

- Bert BROWN came down from Farina Tuesday and purchased a fine top buggy of WHITE & HAWORTH.

- J.W. ASBERY, representing the Marion County Republican, was in town this week on a collecting tour.

- Miss Annie MONTGOMERY of Effingham, came down Tuesday evening to visit friends in Kinmundy. She is the guest of Misses Kate and Mary ELDER.

- Mrs. Dr. J.D. CAMERER and little Clyde departed Wednesday morning for a few weeks visit with friends in Tuscola, Charleston and Chrisman, Ill.

- Mrs. Barbra LEITH of Effingham is visiting her daughter, Mrs. W.H. MURPHY in this city, Miss Mertie MARTIN is also here visiting her cousins, Rella and Eddie MURPHY.

- Mr. W.B. ROSE and daughters, Ida and Hortense of St. Louis, came out Friday to visit Mr. and Mrs. D. JACK, east of town. Mr. R. returned Monday , but the girls will remain some days with their aunt, Mrs. JACK.

- Death of L.L. HOLLISTER: The people of Kinmundy were never more shocked than on Saturday last, June 28, 1884, when it was announced that Mr. HOLLISTER had dropped dead at his home, between the hours of 12 and 1 o’clock. Many people could not believe the report and had to be reassured of the fact. It seems that Mr. HOLLISTER had determined to lead a different life, and on going home from his store Friday evening requested his daughter, Miss Mabel, to accompany him to the M.E. church close by, where Capt. SHIELDS had just closed his evening’s lecture, as he wished to sign the pledge of total abstinence and legal prohibition. She went with him and this was the last name enrolled that night. All forenoon the next day remained at home with his family and the time was spent in recounting his past life to his wife, filling her heart with joy to think that the one who she had so long loved and patiently borne with, had at last firmly resolved to abandon the demon, drink, his only failing. Having business downtown, knowing his own weakness, and fearing to trust himself he sent for his friend and neighbor, Capt. ROHRBOUGH, to go with him. Mr. R. responded to the call, and after some conversation in the parlor Mr. HOLLISTER went upstairs to change his vest, and after waiting a reasonable length of time, Miss Mable went to ascertain what might be detaining him, and was horrified to find her father lying dead upon the floor, as he had fallen in the act of changing his vest. Drs. FORSHEE and CAMERER were immediately summoned, but he was beyond all human power to save, for life was extinct. In order to quiet his nerves which were unstrung by quitting that which when once indulged in, fastens itself upon one like a contagious disease, he had taken a quantity of chloral which was no doubt the cause of his sudden and untimely death. Funeral services were held at the family residence on Sunday after noon conducted by Rev. J.H. MORPHIS, of the C.P. church, under the auspices of the A.F. & A.M., I.O.O.F., K. of H., and G.A.R. of which societies he was a respected member. A large number of sorrowing, sympathizing friends were present. The remains were taken to Grayville, Ill. for burial on Monday, accompanied by the family and W.W. NEIL, C.M. NEAVILL, Joseph BARGH, J.W. WILSON, W.O. SMITH, Geo. FENSTER, and Rev. MORPHIS as representatives of the different societies of this city. At Grayville they were met by almost the entire population of that place who had assembled to pay a last tribute of respect to their former fellow townsmen. L.L. HOLLISTER was born in Cleveland, Ohio, Nov. 24, 1836; was married to Miss Maria BROWN in Grayville, Ill. July 6, 1862. He came to Kinmundy from Mattoon in October, 1875, and has since been in the drug business in this city. He was in the 121st Ill. Inft. Vols. (Grant’s Regiment) during the war, and has thrice been to Dakota, where he had taken up a soldier’s claim. He was a man respected by all who knew him, and the family have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community in their time of affliction.

July 11, 1884:

- Fourth Festivities: Everything Extremely Enjoyable; And the Attendance Estimated at from 3500 to 4000. Heaven’s sweetness smiles and choicest blessings seemed to rest upon this vicinity to contribute to the pleasure and profit of the celebration of our glorious natal day. The day previous our street commissioner had cleaned up the public thoroughfares and put everything to rights for the reception of company, and though Kinmundy is naturally a pretty place, our darling little city never looked more beautiful or lovely than on the Fourth of July, 1884. Most all the business houses were handsomely decorated with flags and other appropriate emblems of the occasion, presenting a most metropolitan appearance. The early morning train brought quite a number of strangers and friends from the north, as did also the special excursion run for the benefit of Centralia, but not one left on either train. The train from the south brought over 100 from Alma alone, besides quite a number from Odin and other points south of us, and from every direction came streams of humanity in vehicles, on horseback and foot, until our people marveled as to where they could all come from. As per arrangement the procession formed on Third street and proceeded to Shelton’s grove in the following order: Advance band, G.A.R., I.O.O.F, K. of H., Maple Grove band, Band of Hope, Sabbath Schools, Citizens, etc. At the grove the program was filled as published, with the exception for the oration. The assemblage was called to order by President of the day, J.C. HAWORTH; Anthem, Glee Club; Invocation, Rev. J.H. MORPHIS; "America", Glee Club; Declaration of Independence, Rev. G.T. CLAWSON; Hail Columbia, Maple Grove band. After talking 15 or 20 minutes, Senator T.E. MERRITT announced his physical inability to proceed farther, as he had not recovered from the exhaustion of the two days previous attendance at the Democratic State Convention, whereupon Hon. Owen SCOTT, of Effingham, who was billed for a response in the afternoon was called and delivered an address of about an hour’s duration, which was well received and high spoken of by his many hearers. Music, Advance Band. From 12 until 2 o’clock it was go as you please, free for all, and there were none but what either had brought baskets well filled, or readily found something to refresh the inner man at some friendly tavern or restaurant. Promptly at 2 o’clock the throng again gathered at the grove to witness the afternoon exercises, which were of most interesting character. First was music by the Maple Grove band. Mr. G.W. RUTHERFORD responded to the toast "The Citizen Soldiers of America" in a manner that did honor to himself as well as the citizen soldier. "The Pulpit" by Rev. N. BASCOM was in keeping with the excellence of the entire program. "The Women of ‘76 and ‘84" by Mrs. A.E. WHITAKER, were well represented by a representative woman of ‘84. "The Army and Navy" by Mayor J.F. DONOVAN was an able effort, and we hear many very flattering remarks in favor of it. "Our Unique Civilization" by Mayor W.J. BROWN, closed the speaking in a manner that will long be remembered by those who heard it, as an interesting and well timed eulogy on the cause and effect of civilization. Those who were not inclined to partake of intellectual food were furnished with other amusements, and when two footballs were thrown out everybody took a kick at them. The Japanese day fireworks and balloon ascension added to the enjoyment of the afternoon. After four o’clock our merchants all enjoyed a good trade, as most all the stores were closed from ten until four. The evening train from the north brought a great many who came to witness.

The Trades Procession - which was pronounced by all to be the finest display ever witnessed in any town the size of Kinmundy, and excelled many larger ones.

W.W. NEIL, Furniture - was out with a fine display of furniture, carpets, window curtains, etc., beautifully arranged, presenting as handsome an appearance as any St. Louis float.

G.W. ELDER, Grocer - presented his line of business with a large canvas covered wagon, on which was painted his name and occupation ____________;

W.C. REEDER, Housefurnisher - produced the most dazzling display of any. A large frame, covered with tinware in the glittering sunlight was beautiful to behold, and wood, coal and oil stoves, along with other household articles, made it a first-class representation of his store;

F.C. SMITH, Dry Goods, etc. - went into the parade like he goes into every commendable enterprise, and the "Bee Hive", though the only dry goods house in the parade was all that work and money could make it. An uniformed brigade of 11 boys bearing banners representing the different departments of that extensive establishment, preceded the wagon or float on which was tastefully arranged specimens of the numerous lines of goods kept in stock, including the millinery department. Frank was with the wagon himself and distributed advertising matter freely;

SONGER Bros. Millers and Coopers had a good supply of flour and meal in the front, and two men making barrels in the rear end of their large wagon and to hear the coopers beat time on "Yankee Doodle" while putting hoops on barrels created the wildest merriment;

W.H. WHITE, Wagon Manufacturer - had an engine and machinery mounted on wheels, drawn by four horses, which was decidedly the most difficult display in the parade. By CHALFANT manipulated the engine which kept one band and one circular saw in motion during the entire round. Mr. WHITE operated the band saw himself and Zarda FROST attended to the circular saw. The whole outfit weighed over two ton, and Mr. WHITE is to be congratulated on this enterprise and skill in getting up such an excellent exhibit.;

O.N. TYNER, Pianos, Organs, Picture - arranged two wagons, one representing his Photographic and Art Parlors, which was handsomely decorated with pictures, novelties etc., and TYNER with instrument in the act of taking a picture, and Miss BROCKWAY was playing on the organ as the procession moved along. The other represented the piano and organ business very appropriately.;

W.H. SIMPSON, Livery Stable - represented his business by having a stall built on a wagon, in which was his fine white pony tied to the manger to a feed of oats and hay. A boy was industriously currying the pony, while Henry was close by in his easy chair quietly reading, and given orders to the hostler. Immediately following this was a fine buggy and horse driven by Mrs. SIMPSON.;

J.E. EAGAN, Painter - was out with a canvas covered wagon on which was handsomely lettered his business of Sign, Scenic, and Fresco Painting, thus bringing himself before the public as an enterprising young man.;

Tod TYNER and Donkey - representing Uncle Tom’s Cabin to perfection, furnishing fine fun for young America and pleased the older ones as well.;

R.F. LAWSON, Editor Express - represented journalism and the "Art Preservative" of all Arts as best we could. Our Pearl press was stationed in a wagon and in active operation printing the City Directory, containing the business cards of sixty different firms, one thousand copies of which were distributed as the procession moved around, and we, us & Co., were engaged in writing up the days doing as seen from a printing office on wheels.

The Advance band lead the Industrial exhibit, which was greeted with rapturous applause and admiration all along the line. Taking it all in all, this is said to have been decidedly the best celebration ever held in Kinmundy, if not in Marion county. The weather was all that could be desired. A pleasant shower the evening previous was just enough to lay the dust and cool the atmosphere. The attendance was estimated by competent judges to be from 3,500 to 4,000 people. In all that vast crowd not an accident occurred to mar the enjoyment of anyone. Not a cross or unkind word was heard during the day, but all was peaceful and pleasant, the cause of which his very apparent in the absence of alcohol, for not a drunken man was to be seen that day, and the only complaint came from a few who said they were unable to get anything on which to enthuse, but those same individuals went home sober and happy. The fireworks at night were good, but not what they would have been had not a premature explosion taken place in which the picture of Washington and other excellent pieces were consumed. Our citizens feel flattered to know celebration than that which honored Kinmundy with their presence last Friday, and after paying all bills in full, the committee found they have a fund of several dollars left to help get up another and even better celebration next year, when we may expect a still larger attendance if it is properly advertised. That this one will prove beneficial to Kinmundy, there can be no doubt, for hundreds of people who are not in the habit of coming here went home with a favorable impression of Kinmundy, and depend upon it, they will come back again. - Mr. Geo. W. RUTHERFORD has removed his family to Oskaloosa, and we understand will retire from the newspaper business, for the present at least.

- Dan GUNN was called home from South St. Louis last Monday to the bedside of his mother, Mrs. J.C. GUNN, who has been quite sick for several days, but is better at this writing. Dan returned Wednesday morning.

- A balloon that refused to ascend on Friday was inflated Saturday evening and turned loose with a copy of Kinmundy’s business directory attached. It was found five miles south east of town the next day by Mr. James CRAIG.

- A temperance lecture in real life was our celebration last Friday. Not a drop of intoxicants to drink, and not a cross, unkind or profane word heard in all that crowd of four thousand people. Can any town that has saloons say as much?

- Mr. and Mrs. A.M. YOUNG, Misses Libbie and Bernice YOUNG and Miss HERRICK returned Tuesday evening from their visit to friends in Topeka, Kansas. Andrew reports a most excellent trip and is well pleased with that part of Kansas seen by him.

- Our young friend Mr. Ed BARGH came home to spend the 4th with his parents in this city. His many friends here will be glad to learn that he has accepted a position as pharmacist at the HOLLISTER drug store, and will soon return to Kinmundy to remain permanently.

-The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. H.W. SEE gave them a very pleasant surprise on June 28th. Quite a number invading their home, bringing numerous presents and lots of good things to eat. The occasion was the 15th anniversary of the surprised couple. Mr. SEE was in the field at work when the merry makers came, but was soon brought in and made a bridegroom again.

- Mrs. HOLLISTER desires to inform the citizens of Kinmundy and the public generally that the drug business of HOLLISTER & Co. will be continued as heretofore, and with a complete stock of goods in every department and the aid of competent pharmacists will strive to maintain the reputation so well established. Thanks one and all for their kindness and patronage and respect, fully soliciting a continence of the same.

- Last Wednesday our young horticultural friend, Master Freddie LYDICK, invaded our sanctum and presented ye editor with a basket of choice vegetables fresh from the garden. The donation consisted of two fine heads of cabbage, quite a number of choice potatoes and several ears of green corn, well filled and of the best quality. Master Fred has our thanks for this very acceptable present.

- Dr. J.D. CAMERER went to Chrisman on Wednesday to be present at a dinner given on Thursday in honor of his father’s 60th birthday. He will be home today or tomorrow.

- Mr. Charles WETTER, Jr. who accompanied R.F. POPE to Knoxville, Tenn., has returned, and will remain here permanently. He was not so favorably impressed with that place when he left as he was when he first went there.

- There was a very pleasant reunion of the GARNER family in this city last Monday. At supper there were 33 present, which included all the children, grandchildren, and "children-in-law", except one daughter who is in San Rosa, Cal. It is said by those present that it was the happiest occasion of Uncle Calvin’s life when they all got seated around the table to partake ______________.

- Kinmundy City Directory and Souvenir of the Celebration, July 4th, 1884; Published by R.F. LAWSON, Editor Kinmundy Express. Fine Job Printing a Specialty.


ROHRBOUGH - Dealer in General Merchandise and Proprietor of the Kinmundy Mills.

JAS. B. McBRYDE - Keeps a Select Stock of Dry goods, Grocers, Clothing, Boots, Shoes, Hats, Gaps, Notions, Provision, Etc. Produce taken in exchange.

JNO. W. WILSON - Deal in Staple and Fancy Dry Goods, Clothing, Groceries, Hats, Caps, Boots, Shoes, Notions, Etc.

THOMAS BAGOTT - Dealer in Dry Goods and Groceries, Notions, Hats and Caps, Boots and Shoes

SONGER MILLS - Songer Bros. Proprietors is the place to get Good Flour. Call for the "Best" old wheat flour, use no other, and you will always have good bread.

GEO. W. ELDER, Fancy Grocer! Best Cigars and Tobacco Always on Hand.

MENDENHALL’s Park Nursery - Reliability is my motto. First-class stock, at Low Prices, for fall planting.

W.C. REEDER - Deal in Stoves, Tinware and House Furnishings, Roofing, Spouting, and Repair Work.

JAMES C. HAWORTH - Dealer in General Hardware. Also Manufacture of Harness and Saddlery.

"Bee Hive Store" - FRANK C. SMITH, Manager of Dry Goods, Notion, Jewelry, Boot and Shoe, and Grocery Departments. Our Specialties, C.H. Fargo’s Boots and Shoes, 5 and 10 ct. counters, and Fine Dress Goods. SONGER & SMITH.

ADVANCE BAND - Under the leadership of Prof. C.H. SIX. Offer their services on all occasions where good music is desired. Charges Reasonable. G.L. EAGAN, Sec.

ALLEN BROTHERS - Carpenters, Builders, Wagons and Repair Shop, Wood Workers

BARGH, JOSEPH - Blacksmith and horse shoer. Repair work a specialty.

BLAKSLEE, B.W. - Grain Dealer. Will pay all the market affords for Wheat, Oats, and Corn. Dealer in Hardware & Groceries

BRADLEY, S. - Staple and Fancy Groceries, Provisions, Glass, Queens, Wood and Willow Ware

CAMERER, J.D. - Physician and Surgeon. Will attend Professional calls day or night. Office 3d Street, next to Eagan’s block.

CARROLL, WALTER - Dealer in Candies and Confectionery, Cigars and Tobacco, Ice Cream, Lemonade and Soda Water

CAWREY & CALLENDER. Dealers in All Kinds of Country Produce. The apple trade a speciality in its season.

CHRISTENSEN, C.A. - Manufacturer of & Dealer in Boots, Shoes, Slippers, Etc.

DONOVAN, J.F. - Attorney, Notary, and Real Estate agent. Office in Post office.

EAGAN BROTHERS - Carriage and Wagon Makers. Also Harrows and Hay Rakes. General Blacksmithing and Horse shoeing.

EAGAN, J.E. - Sign, Scenic and Fresco painter. Will do all kinds of painting at reasonable rates. Satisfaction guaranteed.

EAGAN, W.B. - Farm Machinery of all kinds. Nothing but the best makes.

ELDER, KATE & MARY - Millinery and notions. Nothing but first-class goods kept in Stock. Prices always reasonable

FORSHEE, E.G. - Physician and Surgeon, Special Attention given to the treatment of nervous diseases. Office on Madison St.

GARNER, J.B. - Barber and Hairdresser. Shop on Madison Street, opposite bank.

GLAZEBROOK & BRENNER - Lumber Yard. All Kinds Building Material.

GREEN, H.F. Druggist and Bookseller. Newspapers and Periodicals.

HANTZ, A. - Cooper. Apple Barrels a specialty; both 2½ bu. and 11 peck. Prices reasonable and work warranted.

HARLAN, KING & Co. - Farm Machinery. Cash paid for Country Produce. Apples bought in season.

HAYMOND, T.W. & Co. - Farmers and Merchants’ Bank, do a general banking business.

HERRICK & YOUNG - Grain Buyers, and Dealers in Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots shoes, Notions, etc.

HOLLISTER & Co. - Druggists and Dealers in Fancy Notions and Stationery.

HOWARD Bros. - Dentist. Office on Third street with W.O. SMITH. Workmanship warranted.

INGRAM, W.C. - Saw Mill, Best Oak lumber for sale. Cash paid for good logs.

JONES & McCONNELL - Milliners, carry a full stock of all goods to be found in a first-class millinery Store. Stamping done.

KINMUNDY EXPRESS - R.F. LAWSON, Publisher. 6 column, 8 page, $1.50 per year.

LAWWILL, W.H. - Dealer in Hay and Field seeds. Highest market price paid for good hay at all times.

LOHMAN, CHAS. - Boot and Shoe maker. Repair work neatly, cheaply and promptly attended to.

LOVELL, D.R. - Fashionable Barber and Hairdresser. Shop near Depot.

MAHAN, JAMES - Meat Market and Bakery. Salt and smoked meats. Fresh fish every Friday.

MEEK, I.N. - Chair maker. Also, Lathe work done to order, prices low.

NEIL, W.W. - Furniture, Carpets, Cabinet Work and Undertaking.

NELSON, JACOB - Watches, Clocks and Jewelry. Repairing and Engraving.

NEW RESTAURANT - C.H. SIX, proprietor. Ice Cream, Confections, Cigars and Tobacco. Centralia bread received daily.

PORTER & GRAY - Insurance Agents. Representing the Forest City and many other reliable companies, insuring against Fire, Lightning, Tornadoes, Cyclones, etc.

QUITE a number who filed to respond to our call are not represented.

ROTAN, J.M. - Real Estate, Insurance and collecting Agent. Money to loan on improved Farmers, from one to five years.

RYAN, CHAS. & Co. - Inoculators, Special attention given to budding and grafting fruit trees. Charges low. Work warranted. Root grafting for fall planting.

SIMPSON, John T. - Old Reliable Meat Market. Canned Goods and Vegetables.

SIMPSON. W.H. - City Livery Feed and sale stable. Horses boarded by day, week or single feed.

SMITH, R.W. - Barber & Hair Dresser. Shop on Madison Street.

SMITH, W.O. - Physician and Surgeon. Will continue at his old stand. Calls promptly attended to night or day.

SONGER, Miss M.A. - Milliner. 7 years experience in the business. Fair dealing and good work. Bee Hive Store of SONGER & SMITH.

SQUIER’s HOUSE. W.C. SQUIER. Proprietor Accommodations First Class. Best Sample Room for the accommodation of Commercial Travelers. Also Pianos and Organs.

THRANE, P.O. - Merchant Tailor. Dealer in Ready-Made Clothing. Low Prices.

TYNER. O.N. - Pianos, Organs, Pictures. Best Goods at Lowest Prices.

WEST, C.H. - Breeder of thoroughbred Hereford cattle. Young stock for sale at Hereford Park east of town.

WEST, J.G. - Dealer in Hay, Grain and Grass Seeds of all kinds.

WETTER, Charles. All Kinds Groceries. Ice Delivered to any part of the city.

WHITE, W.H. - Manufacturer of the Celebrated White Wagon. Blacksmithing, Painting and Repairing. Also dealer in Sewing Machines and machine repairs.

City Officials: Mayor - J.F. DONOVAN, Clerk - L.C. ROHRBOUGH, Treasurer - Geo. W. ELDER, Attorney - J.C. GUNN, Marshal - George BEAVER, Police Magistrate - C.S. PURCELL, Street Commissioner - J.M. MARTIN; Alderman: 1st Ward - E.G. FORSHEE, W.H. WHITE; 2nd Ward - A.G. EAGAN, Fred SIPEL; 3rd Ward - N. GRAVES, B.W. BLAKSLEE.

July 18, 1884:

- Miss Maggie CRAIG went to Louisville today.

- J.P. WHITSON is again on duty at HAWORTH’s.

- Sheriff TELFORD was in Kinmundy Wednesday evening.

- Mr. Clint SMITH of Decatur, Ill. was in town Wednesday evening.

- Prof. SIX has been nursing a very painful boil on his hand during the past week.

- Mr. E.G. MENDENHALL writes from Waterloo, Ind., that he expects to be home by Friday.

- Miss Eliza BURPO returned to this city last Friday, after an absence of six months at Boiling Springs, Alabama.

- City Clerk L.C. ROHRBOUGH is confined to his home with inflammatory rheumatism. He has been thus afflicted for about a week.

- Mrs. C.S. WARBURTON of Indianapolis, Ind. is visiting her sister, Mrs. W.C. SQUIER, in this city. She will remain two or three weeks.

- Mr. Alex BOCZKIEWICZ has been in Kinmundy for the past week, with his mother, Mrs. Martha WILLIAMS, who is quite sick at the residence of Mr. T.W. WILLIAMS in this city.

- Died - At her home in Laporte, Ind., July 15, 1884, Mrs. J.J. STEDMAN, sister of Mrs. M.J. SQUIER of this city. The deceased was a sufferer for years; but always cheerful. When the summons came she was ready.

- Burt ELDER was met south of town not long since by a friend, and in answer to the inquiry as to where he was going, said he was looking for lost colts. He says he did not find them, but will if he has to go to Iowa to do so.

- Mr. Alex FERGUSON went to Effingham last Wednesday morning on a prospecting tour, and on Thursday sent for his tools, having secured a situation to work at his trade, that of carpentering. We regret to lose Alex’s smiling countenance from among us, but are glad to know that he is not so far away but what he can spend an occasional Sabbath in our city.

- The Commercial hotel in this city has again closed its doors, and Mr. Wm. LUSTER, the last proprietor, has returned to Wayne county, from whence he came. He said the people here didn’t have enough get up about them. It is very evident that he wanted others aside from himself to do the "getting up" for we are sure he will never set anything on fire by his rapid motion.

- Clark HAMMERS is preparing to open a restaurant and ice cream parlor next door south of TYNER, on Madison Street.

- Street work had progressed rapidly and satisfactorily since the appointment of J.M. MARTIN as commissioner, and the grading was about finished, ready to got to work on the needed repairs of the sidewalk, but on Friday last everything seems to have struck a snag, and came to a halt. The street and alley committee instructed MARTIN to plow and grade the street leading east from the depot to the M.E. church. Mr. J.W. WILSON objected, and notified the mayor, who ordered that the plowing be stopped, which order was complied with by the street commissioner until instructed by the street and alley committee to go ahead. When he resumed work Saturday morning, the mayor told him to desist or consider himself dismissed. Upon MARTIN’s refusal to deliver up the tools, DONOVAN had him arrested on a States warrant charging him with forcibly retaining property belonging to the city. He was brought before Justice HARLAN, who, after hearing the evidence of both sides and the arguments of the mayor and Alderman SIPLE, and taking the case under advisement for a couple of hours, decided that the mayor had the right to discharge the commissioner, but acquitted MARTIN on the criminal charge. That the work so nicely begun should thus abruptly terminate is greatly to be regretted. Who is to blame we will let the people decide to suit their own notion. One thing is certain, the mayor and council have again locked horns, with the first fall in favor of the former. A special meeting of the council will be held next Monday evening, and we shall await further developments. Let your watch word be "Harmony", gentlemen.

- John MOTCH. House and Sign Painting. Paper Hanging and Calsomining. Orders left at Mahan’s Meat Market will receive prompt attention.

July 25, 1884:

- Miss Lottie ERCHOLTZ returned to Decatur last Monday.

- Miss Ida VAN ARNAM went to Effingham last Monday morning.

- Mr. A.E. HARVEY brought to this office last Friday a stalk of sweet corn over ten feet high.

- Sheriff TELFORD and F.W. KING of Salem were here Wednesday on business for the county.

- G.W. HARLAN has moved his office and place of business into the building recently purchased of Nelson GRAVES.

- Burt ELDER received a very severe kick from a horse he was leading last Saturday. He is able to be out again.

- Mr. and Mrs. T.S. CRAWFORD of Ashley, Ill., spent Sabbath with Mr. and Mrs. J.B. McBRYDE and other friends in this city.

- Mr. Ed BARGH last Monday took his opposition as pharmacist at the HOLLISTER drug store, and between the two, BARGH and PICKERING, you will always find someone to attend your wants in the drug line.

- At the regular meeting on Monday night at the Royal Templars Hall, the primary council elected the following officers: Frank C. SMITH, Select Councilor; Stella FORSHEE, Vice Councilor; Gustin EAGAN, Treasurer; Jennie TYNER, Recording Secretary; Bessie KING, Financial Secretary; Johnny NELMS, Herald; Sallie KING, Chaplain; Bertie HOLLISTER, Guard; John DUMOND, Sentinel; Chas. LOHMAN, Past Councilor. There will be no lodge next Monday night on account of the Temperance meeting at C.P. Church, so that the officers elect will be installed one week from Monday night. All members are requested to be present as business of importance will be transacted.

- The friends of Mrs. W.H. WHITE planned a very agreeable surprise for her on Thursday of last week, July 17, 1884, in honor of her 41st birthday. She was invited out to spend the evening with Mrs. WEST, and after all things had been prepared for the reception, a messenger, was sent to inform her that friends were expected to visit her that evening, and her presence was desired at home. It was with reluctance that she returned from an unfinished call. But great was her surprise and joy to find a company of her most intimate friends in possession of the house, and all things in readiness for a royal time. A number of handsome and valuable presents were deposited with her as evidence of the sincerity of friendship existing between the givers _____________.

- Miss Bessie BROWN went to Oakland, Ill. last Monday to visit her sister, Mrs. C.J. McCLELLAND.

- Mr. and Mrs. O.N. and Miss Jennie TYNER spent Sunday last with relatives and friends in Mason.

- Misses Mary ELDER, Annie CAWREY and Lou BLAKSLEE spent the Sabbath with friends in Salem.

- Miss Gussie BROWN returned last Friday evening from an extended visit with friends in Missouri.

- Miss Ada SKILLING returned last night from a four weeks visit with her parents in Hazelton, Kansas.

- Mrs. Julia FOX and sister, Miss Lizzie BACHMAN, of Lebanon, came up last night to visit friends in this city.

- Mr. and Mrs. E.G. MOSTLER of Knightstown, Indiana, visited Mr. and Mrs. Geo. WEST in this city the past week. Mr. M. and Mr. W. are cousins and were raised together.

- Mr. and Mrs. J.W. WILSON departed yesterday evening for Lawrence, Kansas, on a visit to their mother, Mrs. E. WILSON, who is quite sick. They expect to be absent about one week.

- Mrs. P.H. ALLISON, nee Miss Jennie SLOAN, and two little sons, of Salina, Kansas, are visiting the family of D.P. SNELLING and other friends in this city, where Mrs. ALLISON was once a teacher in the public schools.

- The temperance people will have a meeting at the C.P. church next Monday evening. Rev. G.T. CLAWSON and Dr. E.G. FORSHEE will be the leading speakers of the evening. All are invited to attend and help in the good work.

- Mrs. Leonard DORR, living one mile west of Farina, has been a sufferer from cancer in the right breast for the past two years, and not until last Friday would she consent to have it removed by the surgeon’s knife, when Dr. CAMERER of Kinmundy, Dr. HANCOCK of Farina, and Dr. HENDEE of LaClede performed a very neat operation and removed the afflicted part. Mr. J.F. REEDER, of this city, was present and assisted in the operation. Though the patient is getting along nicely, the length of time the disease has been in the system will doubtless prove an element against her perma_______________.

- Obituary: Rosanah LYNCH was born Dec. 22d, 1814, near Charleston, S.C. She was the daughter of Isreal and Sarah SIMPSON. Departed this life July the 19th 1884. She was the mother of 13 children, seven of which preceded her to the better land. She moved with her parents at the age of nine years to Franklin county, Tenn., and at the age of eleven years she embraced the religion of Jesus Christ, which treasure she kept well until the day of her death. She united with the regular Baptist church, and in that denomination she did good service for the Master. At the age of nineteen years she was married to the James LYNCH, and they lived mutually together, sharing with each other the joys and sorrows of life. In March 1841 they moved to Marion county, Ill., where they lived happily together until 1866 when her kind and loving husband was called home. Mother LYNCH after coming to this county and finding no Baptist church, she joined M.E. church, and later the M.E. Church South, always doing good for the Master until she was called home. She was a loving and loved mother, a dutiful wife, a good neighbor and faithful, earnest working Christian. The writer knew her but a short while, but it was pleasant to know her. You only had to know her to love her. She leaves six children and a number of grandchildren to mourn her loss, but they do not weep as though without hope. May the blessings of God rest upon and sustain them in their sad bereavement. The funeral was preached by the writer, July 20th, to a large and appreciative audience at Zion M.E. church, after which the remains were borne to its last resting place to await the sound of the trumpet of God and then to get up and be like Christ. May God bless all the relatives and friends. Geo. T. CLAWSON.

- City Council met in adjourned session last Monday evening, Mayor DONOVAN presiding. Aldermen all present. J.W. WILSON acting clerk in the absence of L.C. ROHRBOUGH, who is sick. Claims of MARTIN and WILLIAMS were read and referred to committee. The annual tax ordinance, making a levy of $1400 for the fiscal year of 1885 was introduced and under suspension of the passed to second and third reading, and adopted as read. The mayor made a statement in regard to his removal of the street commissioner. After some discussion, a committee of three, consisting of FORSHEE, SIPLE, and WHITE was appointed to investigate the charges, and report at the next regular meeting. It occurs to us that the matter could have been just as intelligently settled then as two weeks later, that the work might be going on. The mill grinds slow, but the grist may be fine.

- The greater part of yesterday forenoon at Squire HARLAN’s police court was spent in settling the grievances of the EIHUSEN family. It appears from the evidence that Mr. Herman EIHUSEN is given to out bursts of passion, and when not at himself is in the habit of chastising members of the family very severally. According to the testimony, on last Wednesday morning there was no sugar on the breakfast table, and when the seasoning for coffee was produced he became very angry and accused them of hiding from him the sweets he so relished, and proceeded forthwith to embrace his daughter, aged 15, with a stick of stovewood. The family all got out of this way and no serious harm was done. At night he returned and renewed his attack ordering them all out of the house, supplementing the order with a threat that if they did not go, he would prepare them all for a flight up the golden stair, or language to that effect. In the meantime Miss Katy EIHUSEN, the one attacked in the morning, came to town and swore her life against her father, and asked that he be placed under ?bonds to keep peace in the family and neighborhood. A warrant was placed in the hands of Constable Will HAMMERS, who went out and brought him in. Mr. J.H. GUNN, of Springfield, who happened to be here, was retained by Ben EIHUSEN for the prosecution and Mr. J.F. DONOVAN appeared for the defense. While the case was one around which the veil of sympathy was drawn, it presented several amusing incidents. One witness, the hired girl, could not speak or understand the American language, Dr. HALL was called in as an interpreter, and her testimony was obtained without further difficulty. After hearing evidence and arguments on both sides, Justice HARLAN bound defendant over for the term of one year, in the sum of $200 to keep the peace. The bond was given after a ride of several miles, and he will have the costs about $14, to pay. The verdict is regarded by our citizens as nothing but _________________.

August 1, 1884:

- Mrs. Eli W. JONES of Foster was in town Tuesday, and called at this office.

- Mother SIMPSON is now able to sit up, after being confined to her bed for some weeks.

- Misses Gussie BROWN, Sallie KING, and Ada SKILLING are now attending the institute now in session at Salem.

- Miss Letitia WITTERMORE and Rachel FARREL, of Farina, were in our city visiting friends on Saturday and Sunday last.

- Miss Mary HEAVEY and Master Frank, of Vandalia, spent Saturday and Sunday with the family of Mr. James MAHAN.

- Prof. C. BROWN and Ed VINCENT of Farina came down Tuesday to get some peanuts, lemonade, and sundry other articles.

- Mrs. Geo. RAY, who has been in poor health all spring and summer, we are sorry to learn, does not seem to gain strength or get any better.

- J.G. WEST and Will NELMS are in the apple business, and from the vigorous manner in which they are pushing things, will surely succeed.

- Mrs. Lawrence NEWTON, of Effingham, stopped here Monday to visit the family of Mr. Geo. WITHBECK, on her return from a stay with friends in Sumner, Ill.

- Mr. Ed STEELE returned Tuesday evening from his visit to Steeleville and Chester. He brought with him several specimens of work of the convicts, including some of the cloth of which their clothes were made.

- Mr. L.C. ROHRBOUGH went to Sailor Springs last Saturday to recuperate. A letter received by his father, Capt. ROHRBOUGH, Wed. morning, says he is improving rapidly under the magic influences of this famous resort.

- A surprise party was given last Friday evening by Mrs. H.A. MAHAN in honor of the 18th birthday of her daughter, Miss Susie LAWSON. We hereby acknowledge the receipt of some choice cake, fragments of the feast.

- Our esteemed friend, Esquire ROCKHOLD of Meacham, paid the Express his compliments on Tuesday last in the shape of a basket of mammoth Early Rose potatoes. They were as fine as any we have ever had the privilege of sampling.

- Mr. John GREEN of Salem, came up last Friday on a visit to his brother, H.F. GREEN in this city. Returning Sunday, he was accompanied by his mother, Mrs. H.F. GREEN, little Elmer and Georgia, who expected to spend the week there.

- Misses Ida RUTHERFORD and Sallie KING were baptized by Rev. N. BASCOM and taken into full membership of the M.E. church last Sunday. Two weeks from next Sabbath, August 17, 1884, those who were taken in on probation last spring and desire so to do, will be baptized and taken into full membership.

- Chalmer SWENEY is still very low, with but little hope of recovery.

- Mr. Owen SCOTT, of the Effingham Democrat, was in town Tuesday evening on business.

- Mr. Louis RICHARDSON, who recently went from Farina to California, writes us a friendly card from Los Angeles.

- Miss Jennie WIGHTMAN returned to her home in Nashville, Ill. last Wednesday evening. Miss Mary ELDER accompanied here, and will spend some time in that city.

- A little son of Gib CONANT accidently got his arm dislocated yesterday afternoon. The little fellow was brought to town and Dr. W.O. SMITH dressed the wound.

- Clark HAMMERS now has his restaurant in full blast. Ice Cream. Lemonade, Cigars, and Tobacco, Candies and Confectionery. Warm meals at all hours, on short notice. A call and trial is respectfully solicited.

- Rev. J.H. BALLANCE, Mr. J.T. ARNOLD and their families, who went to Ottawa county, Kansas, in April, returned last week, and will remain here permanently. We are glad to welcome them back again.

- Master Frank PRUETT, who has been visiting here for some months, returned to the home of his father, in Jackson, Tenn., yesterday morning, accompanied by his cousin, Master Ross BROWN, who will remain until fall with his grandfather at that place.

- Mr. L.H. BISSELL of Effingham, and Mr. O.N. TYNER of Kinmundy, departed last Monday evening for Cincinnati, to attend a meeting of the photographic congress of America, of which both are members. They went over the O. & M. and are expected home this (Friday) evening.

- Pleasant Grove Items: Rev. T.M. PRICKET of Clay City was visiting at J.P. SHRIVER’s one day of last week.

- Pleasant Grove Items: Miss Mary GALLOWAY of Raccoon is visiting at D.C. WHISNANTS.

- Pleasant Grove Items: Married on the 17th, Mr. Willis ROSE to Miss Nettie SOUTHWARD. Success to you, Willis.

- Pleasant Grove Items: Mr. Geo. MUNDWILER is having the sore eyes.

- Pleasant Grove Items: Mrs. BAGOTT and daughters, and Mr. JOHNSON of Cincinnati, are visiting with the family of Mr. Wm. BAGOTT.

- Pleasant Grove Items: Quite a number of our young folks were at the Campground Sunday attending the convention. Reports having a good time.

- Pleasant Grove Items: Miss Nora HUMPHREYS was visiting at Kinmundy last Sunday.

- Pleasant Grove Items: Mr. J.C. WILSON who has been sick for some time, was able to attend Sunday School last Sunday.

August 8, 1884:

- H.F. GREEN went to Salem Sunday to bring home his wife and babies.

- Mrs. Maggie CAMPBELL of Rankin, Ill. is visiting friends in Kinmundy.

- W.H. LAWWILL is putting a new roof on his hay barn, and building a commodious bale shed on the south side.

- TYNER returned from the photographer’s convention in good order and with some fine appliances for his art.

- Capt. C. ROHRBOUGH was called to Mt. Vernon by telegraph last Monday evening on business. He returned last night.

- About the first of next month, Ed. STEELE will go to Raymond to clerk for L.F. BOOTHE. We will miss him at home.

- Mrs. W.H. WHITE and daughter, Mrs. Zarda FROST, went to Panola, Ill., last Wednesday on a visit to Mr. Jas. WHITE and family at that place.

- Surveyors are at work on the grounds of the Illinois Central reservoir today. It will in all probability be built, as this is a cold water town, and that is what they want.

- Mr. Charles WETTER has made quite an improvement on his property in the way of neat new porch upstairs on the northside of the building. S.J. ALLEN did the carpenter work.

- Mrs. Mary SHEESLEY of Carthage, Mo. is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George W. RAY, in this city, accompanied by her little children, Arthur and Minnie. Mrs. RAY is still in very poor health.

- Mr. J.C. DEVORE and little Helen will go to Cincinnati on a visit tonight. They intended to go this morning, but Mr. DEVORE by request remained to assist the choir at the funeral of S.C. SWENEY this afternoon.

- Mr. F.J. BARBEE, Miss Kate ANDERSON, Mr. James CULTON, Misses SOMERVILLE and LANDON came up from Odin via carriage last Wednesday evening as prohibition missionaries to this place, and a vote of thanks is due them from our temperance people.

- Miss May M. GROVE is now sole proprietress of the Buckhannon (W. Va.) Busy Bee, having purchased the interest of Miss LOVETT, therein. The Busy Bee is one of our most valued exchanges. Miss GROVE being formerly a Kinmundy girl, we naturally fell a deep interest in her success.

- Mr. George TAYLOR, living on the HERRICK farm, just north of town, last Saturday morning killed a monster rattlesnake, near four feet long and seven inches in circumference, with seven rattles and a button on its tail. His snakeship had been a dweller about the house for a year past, but not until Saturday were they able to capture him. He was frequently heard going up between the weather-boarding and plastering, were he would sing for awhile and then drop down. It is quite a relief to the family to know that he has gone to the home of the serpents.

- Mrs. Jos. BARGH departed this morning on a visit to Oaktown, Ind.

- D.R. LOVELL last Tuesday moved into his new residence in the First ward.

- Mrs. Henry RAWLINGS of Indiana is visiting her daughter, Mrs. C.H. SIX, in this city.

- B.W. BLAKSLEE yesterday shipped to Cairo the first car load of oats of the crop of ‘84.

- Editor DAVIS and Postmaster MAXON of Farina were in Kinmundy last Wednesday.

- A.M. YOUNG assisted at the depot during the absence of Station Agent CHAPMAN this week.

- Mrs. W.T. COLEMAN is visiting friends in Mattoon, and Miss Addie is sojourning at Sailor Springs.

- Mr. and Mrs. J.W. WILSON returned last Friday evening from their visit to Lawrence, Kansas. John reports a fine trip.

- Mrs. W.H. LAWWILL went to Effingham yesterday morning on a visit to Mrs. S.S. SMITH. Miss Bessie WEST accompanied her.

- A recruit for the BLAINE and LOGAN army arrived at the home of Adjutant B.E. BALDWIN last Monday morning. Weight, 10 1/4 pounds.

- Civil suit has been instituted by the city against Walter CARROLL for selling cider contrary to ordinances. The trial is set for tomorrow.

- Miss Carrie LELAND of Little Rock, Arkansas, arrived here last Friday evening on an extended visit with Misses Hattie and Bessie KING.

- Misses Stella FORSHEE, Annie HOLLISTER, Allie PORTER, Ida PHILLIPS, Mollie RAWLINGS and Jennie TYNER visited the teachers’ institute at Salem Wednesday.

- Mrs. E.G. MENDENHALL departed for Cincinnati last Monday morning on an extended visit with parents and friends in that city. Mr. MENDENHALL left the same morning for a two weeks’ business tour through the West.

- Mrs. Mary E. FOX departed last Wednesday morning, via Vernon, for Galena, Ill., where she will visit for a few days; and from there she goes to Yankton, Dakota, for a few weeks’ sojourn, returning via Omaha and Kansas City.

- Last Friday we advertised for a printer. On Saturday, Mr. Charles WADDLE, late with Rand & McNally, printers and engravers, Chicago, was here and went to work. Since then were have received five applications by mail. The fruits of judicious advertising in the Express.

- Mr. Eugene WHITAKER, accompanied by Mr. L.D. WHITAKER, came up to Kinmundy on Tuesday last. The former has been quite ill, and will remain some weeks visiting Mrs. A.E. WHITAKER. The latter departed for his home near Olney Thursday morning. Both are brothers of the late Rev. W.F. WHITAKER.

- Spray from the Springs. Sailor Springs, Ill., Aug. 6, 1884. Editor Express: Thinking a little spray for the springs would perhaps be of interest to your many readers, I drop you the following news: On the first day of this month, Mr. C.E. HILTS, of St. Louis, bought the entire interest in Sailor Springs - consideration, $28,000, cash - taking possession the same day. Mr. HILTS is a first class business man, with ample mens to fix up the springs in first-class style, which he proposes to do. $1500 will be expended in the building of three fine houses over the three groups of springs. All the framing of the buildings will be done in St. Louis; also the scroll and ornamental work. The new owner is now in St. Louis perfecting his plans. On his return (the last of the week) he will be accompanied by Shaw’s landscape gardener, who will lay out the grounds at once, consisting of walks, drives, and promenades, occupying the entire area of the springs - forty acres. The grounds will also be seated in fine style and all those who wish can bask in the sunshine or the deep shade, as suits them best. Two additions to the Glen House will be built before the next season opens. They will be 80 feet long on the north, and the same on the south, making a total of 102 rooms, enough to accommodate 300 guests. Lawn mowers will be put on the grounds, and the finest slippers can be worn without being soiled. It will be made the finest watering place this side of Saratoga, as no better water flows from the earth. Camp meeting for the colored folks beings the 28th of this month, which will draw a large crowds, and many office-seekers will take hold of the opportunity to speak their little "spoke". The Kinmundy folks visiting the springs, consisting of Misses May HOLLISTER and Addie COLEMAN and Mrs. HASTY, seem in the best of spirits, and are enjoying themselves. All letters relative to board, cottages etc. should be addressed to I.A. NEVINS, Superintendent. Yours, L.C. ROHRBOUGH.

- Died: In this city, on Thursday, Aug. 7, 1884, at 2 o’clock p.m., Mr. S.C. SWENEY, aged 31 years, 11 months, and 9 days. The funeral service will take place from the C.P. Church this afternoon at 3 o’clock.

- Death of Mrs. WILLIAMS: Died - In Kinmundy, Ill., Aug. 2, 1884, Mrs. Martha WILLIAMS, wife of W.G. WILLIAMS, formerly of this county, but for some time has resided in Hamilton County, Illinois. Sister WILLIAMS was on a visit here and intended to stay till after the 17th. She was a member of the regular Baptist Church, and left the precious evidence that she was ready to go, which ought to be consoling to all her children and relatives. She was buried at Lone Grove Cemetery, seven miles north of Kinmundy. The funeral was attended by a goodly number of friends and relatives. The writer peached a short sermon. We could but feel sorry for the aged companion, who is left alone and is nearly blind. Sister WILLIAMS was 60 years, 6 months, and 16 days of age at her death. J.H. MORPHIS.

August 15, 1884:

- The reservoir will be built.

- Mr. and Mrs. G.W. WEST went to Vandalia Monday.

- Mrs. BARGH returned from Oaktown, Indian, Monday evening.

- While in Salem we noticed that work on the new jail was rapidly progressing.

- Mr. J.P. SHRIVER went to Indianapolis last Monday on a brief business visit.

- NELMS and TULLY, of Salem, made their periodical visit to this city last Sunday.

- J.M. MALONE of Steeleville, Ill., visited Kinmundy on business last Tuesday.

- Ed VAUGHN of Steeleville was here Sunday drawn hither by the beauty of our Hills.

- Miss Annie CAWREY went to Effingham Wed. morning on a visit to Mrs. Mollie SMITH.

- Please bear in mind that the drug business of HOLLISTER & Co. will be continued at the old stand.

- Mrs. Mecie POTTICARY came down from Bethany last Wednesday and is now stopping with her brother, C.M. NEAVILL in this city.

- Mrs. Alice FREEMAN has been very sick, but is now better. The little Richard is having a tussle with a siege of sickness. (Hutchison Herald)

- Our town has been almost depopulated this week, many being in Salem attending court while others have taken to the woods until after the grand jury is discharged.

- Mrs. M.L. HAUGHTON and little Daisy returned to Oaktown, Ind., Monday after an extended visit with friends here. Mrs. H.H. CROFT accompanied them as far as Effingham.

- Rev. N. BASCOM was called to Patoka last Sunday to attend the funeral of Miss Sadie NICHOLS, aged 23 years. While there he also attended the funeral service of Mr. YOHE, aged about 60 years.

- Mayor DONOVAN has received the plat for the proposed Illinois Central reservoir. The water tank at Tonti burned down this morning, which will in all probability hasten work on the water supply here.

- W.J. CHANCE and family, Nathan MORGAN and family, Moses WAINSCOTT and Ed CHANCE departed yesterday for Kansas ____________________.

- In appreciation of valuable service, Wm. DEERING this week present to Mr. Zarda FROST a check for $150. About the 1st of September, Zard will go to Michigan to exhibit the Deering machinery at the different fairs.

- Mr. M. PRUETT accidentally had a part of his left hand taken off by the circular saw at Ingham’s mill last Tuesday. It is a very unfortunate affair for "Kin", as he is familiarly known, and we deeply sympathize with him in his misfortune.

- Invitations are out announcing the celebration of the tenth anniversary of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. William M. CHAPMAN at their home on tomorrow evening. A grand time may be expected, and all those invited should go early and stay late.

- Mr. L.C. ROHRBOUGH returned Monday morning from a brief visit to Sailor Springs, feeling much better than when he went there. He speaks in favorable terms of these springs, which are fast gaining in popularity, and expects to return some time soon.

- BLAKSLEE and ROHRBOUGH were among those chosen as petit jurors, but the lenient Judge SNYDER excused them from duty on their own request, greatly to the pleasure of Barney and Cap. They attribute their escape to the fact that they, like the Judge, are both baldheaded.

- Mr. W.H. ALLEN of Arcadia, Ill., came down to Kinmundy Tuesday evening on a visit to relatives and friends in this city, after an absence of about 2 years. He looks as natural and happy as ever, and reports everything lovely. He is now a Blaine and Logan Greenbacker.

- The trial of the city against Walter CARROLL on last Saturday for selling hard cider was taken by defendant from PERCELL to HARLAN’s court, where he was found "not guilty". There is a diversity of opinion of the people in regard to the decision, some claiming it to be unjust, while others could see nothing in the evidence to convict.

- Mr. W.C. SQUIER of this city is now putting upon the general market an eye balm and magic slave which he has been manufacturing in a small way for a number of years, and it has proven a perfect success wherever used. We have, during the past few weeks printed labels for bottles and boxes in both German and English, circulars, cards, directions, etc. He has a splendid preparation, and will no doubt realize a handsome income from the sale thereof.

- Meacham: Little Clyde CURRY has been quite sick.

- Meacham: Miss Bettie COCKRELL of Louisville was visiting her parents and friends in Dist. 4 last week.

- Meacham: Johnnie HOPPER of Dist 3, visited the Maple Grove Sunday School of Dist. 4 last Sunday, we suppose to see Miss FLOY.

- Meacham: Fred HOLMES is contemplating going to the north part of the State of a two months’ visit with his aunt. Goodbye, Freddie.

- Meacham: Bert ELDER and Ed GRAY of Kinmundy viewed the beauties of Meacham last Sunday on horseback, and Bert says "also the pretty girls."

- Meacham: Miss Della ROCKHOLD, while running a race with Gertie DILLON, ran over a fence and sprained her left arm. Della says races are out of style.

- Meacham: Miss Clara and Percy BALKE took in the hop seven miles south of Kinmundy Saturday evening, and reported a splendid time, with a large crowd out.

- Meacham: Maple Grove band went to Xenia last Saturday morning, leaving the crossroads of Meacham at 8 o’clock to attend the Republican ratification at that place, and returned home next morning, reporting a good time.

- Meacham: There was a party at Mr. Jim COCKRELL’s on Thursday evening of last week in honor of his daughter, Miss Bettie, and the young folks had a jolly time. The evening was spent in playing and social conversation, after which refreshments were served.

- Meacham; The Sunday School convention at the Maple Grove Schoolhouse, three miles east of town, will begin at 9 o’clock a.m. and last until evening. Come everybody, with your baskets well filled, and participate in an enjoyable time. Come, Bert, in your rig, for your Meacham girl will be there and you must not let _______ get ahead of you.

August 22, 1884:

- Mrs. George WITHBECK is visiting friends in Effingham.

- Mrs. John HARLIN, who has been sick for some time, is improving.

- Born, Wednesday evening, to Mr. and Mrs. J.H. STEWART, a girl.

- The members of the M.E. Church South are figuring on buying a parsonage.

- Mrs. W.T. COLEMAN has returned from a visit to her son, James, in Champaign.

- Miss Kate ELDER went to Effingham Wednesday morning on a visit to friends in that city.

- Mr. G.E. PICKERING is spending a week with relatives and friends in Grayville, Ill.

- All persons indebted to K.M. ELDER and Sister are requested to call and settle without further notice.

- Misses Jennie and Clara MAHAN are visiting their brother, Dr. W.H. MAHAN, at Sailor Springs.

- Dr. J.D. CAMERER went to Odin last Friday evening to perform a surgical operation on a case on ovarian dropsy.

- Mr. and Mrs. W.L. PHILLIPS went to Sailor Springs last Saturday. Mrs. PHILLIPS will remain there for some days.

- E.G. MENDENHALL spent Sunday in this city, and departed Monday on an eight week’s business trip around the country.

- Mr. and Mrs. James S. JACKSON and Miss Ella of Salem, visited Mr. and Mrs. H.F. GREEN in this city during the week.

- G.W. ELDER had a severe attack of the "cholera infantum" last Tuesday. L.C. ROHRBOUGH says it doubled him up like a barlow knife.

- Miss Kate OGDEN of Effingham, visited the family of George WITHBECK in this city the first of the week. She went from here to Sumner, Ill.

- The Mattoon Commercial says there are 25 young ladies to every young gentlemen in that city. It is claimed that there are six to one in Kinmundy.

- Mrs. G.W. HARLAN and Mrs. E.B. VAN ARNAM last Wednesday killed a huge snake four feet long. They are unquestionably entitled to a medal for feminine bravery.

- The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Will CRAIG died last Wednesday evening. Also, that of Mr. and Mrs. John PLIEU.

- Mr. W.L. PHILLIPS presented the Express with quantity of premium grapes yesterday morning. They were fine. Thanks.

- Mr. William CLOW gladdened the heart of the Express last Tuesday morning by presenting us a box of choice grapes, for which he has our most grateful thanks.

- One week from tomorrow, Aug. 30, Mr. M.J. NEWMAN, living between here and Alma, will sell a quantity of personal property preparatory to going to Kansas. See his bills and attend the sale.

- On account of the sociable at the residence of J.B. McBRYDE, Wednesday evening, the meeting of the Prohibition League at the M.E. church was postponed until tonight. Everybody invited.

- At a special meeting of the city council last Monday evening, permission was granted the Illinois central railroad to build their reservoir at this place. It will have a capacity of 4,000,000 gallons.

- A fine mare belonging to Mr. Horace McCLURE dropped dead in the pasture last Saturday, it is supposed of heart disease. The animal was well worth $100, and is quite a loss for one who can so ill afford to lose it.

- The educated mules of Mr. Sim DOWNS created considerable commotion last Tuesday by attempting to run away with their driver and a big load of lumber. ELDER’s delivery horse joined in the chase, and the way they scattered the boards was a caution.

- One would think from the number of beer kegs shipped to this place that beer is used here as a beverage, but such is not the case. Oh no! There is none of that seductive fluid imbibed in Kinmundy. The kegs are shipped in for amusement. People will have their amusement, you know.

- Mr. G.W. HARLAN went to Missouri Monday and bought four carloads of watermelons. One he sold in Centralia, one was shipped here, one to Chicago, and the other he took to Effingham to sell to the circus crowd expected there today. Those received here are monsters. One weighed 47 pounds, and is five feet in circumference the long way.

- Circuit Court adjourned yesterday and a number of important cases will have to go over until the next term. The case of Wm. ROONEY came up this term, but owing to some flaw in the indictment, he was discharged, and was immediately rearrested, a new bill returned by the grand jury and returned to jail. His trail goes over until next term of court.

- Died - In Kinmundy, on Friday, Aug. 15, 1884, May Belle, only child and beloved daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. SIMPSON, aged 1 year, 6 months, and 13 days. Little May was an unusually bright and interesting baby, and her death is a severe blow to her parents, who have the heartfelt sympathy of all who know them. The funeral took place from the M.E. church on Saturday afternoon, conducted by Rev. N. BASCOM.

- Civil service reform has again struck Kinmundy, and peace now reigns supreme in our municipal government circles. The re-instated Street Commissioner MARTIN is now at work on the dilapidated sidewalks, with plenty of help and an abundance of material at his command. This state of affairs will be hailed with delight by all who have been compelled to stumble over broken boards for months past. May the good work go on uninterrupted.

- That wheat was by no means a failure in these parts in earily proven. Mr. Ben DOOLEN had ten acres from which he threshed 210 bushels, an average of 21 per acre. The wheat on Dr. E.G. FORSHEE’s, a farm turned out 19 bushels per acre, and of the best quality. Mr. DOOLEN also had several acres of wheat from which he received 15 bushels per acre, and from 80 acres of oats he harvested 1,800 bushels. Many others will do equally as well.

- Mr. Byron CHALFANT has recently invented and manufactured some very fine machinery for cutting and packing barrel hoops, and is putting it in operation at his shop in this city. Considerable importance may be attached to this institution, which we feel safe in pronouncing a success. The principal timber used will be elm, of which there is an abundance in this section of country, and which has heretofore been considered almost worthless, as it can not be used for much else, but is the best obtainable for making flat hoops for barrels, etc. The machinery being all his own designing and make, entitles Mr. CHALFANT to great praise for his enterprise.

- While out riding last Tuesday, little George, the 10-year-old son of Mr. J.G. WEST fell off his horse, sustaining serious injuries about the head. The accident occurred near the residence of A.W. SONGER, to which he was carried by Mr. Thomas BAGOTT. John CAWREY, who was with the boy at the time, was sent to get a doctor and the parents. He was knocked unconscious by the fall, in which condition he has been almost ever since, only rousing up at times. Dr. E.G. FORSHEE, the attending physician, says this morning that the boy seems some better, though his condition is very critical. It is only a few months since one almost miraculously escaped being killed by a horse running away with him in a buggy, and this is another close call.

- The most enjoyable event it has been our pleasure and privilege to attend for many a day was the celebration of the tenth anniversary of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. M. CHAPMAN, which occurred at their very pleasant home in this city on Saturday evening last, Aug. 16, 1884. One hundred invitations were sent out, and all who could responded, and as each invitation generally included two or more, the number present may be estimated at from 150 to 200. The weather was perfectly delightful for the occasion, and the handsomely illuminated yard and house were filled with happy guests. The Advance Band was present, Mr. C. being a thereof, and good music added to the enjoyment of the evening. In the yard were several tables, on which ice cream, cake, melon, and other refreshments in abundance were served. Mr. and Mrs. CHAPMAN were the recipients of numerous elegant, costly and useful presents appropriate for the anniversary, and a deluge of congratulations and well wishes from their multitude of friends, who all unite in saying this was the grandest event of the season and in wishing the happy couple many returns of their wedding anniversary.

- Communicated: Anderson, Ind., Aug. 19, 1884. Express: On Friday, Aug. 15 at his residence on Walnut Hills, Cincinnati, died Geo. W. LEONARD, aged 49 years and 8 months, of dropsy of the liver. Mr. LEONARD was a brother of Mrs. D.C. MOORE, the late Mrs. Ella MENDENHALL, and Mrs. Sarah PERKINS. He leaves a wife in good circumstances. They had given up their business lately in New Orleans, on account of poor health, and had just completed a beautiful home on Walnut Hills, where they expected to spend their days in rest and quiet. Death seems to have taken a firm hold the family, this being the third one in three years, the father, Mr. John LEONARD, having preceded them by only a few years. The mother, who will be remembered by most of the old citizens of Kinmundy, is in good health physically, though mentally her memory is very poor. Mr. George LEONARD was buried in Spring Grove on Sunday afternoon. E.G. MENDENHALL.

- Died - At Kinmundy, Ill., Aug. 7, 1884, Mr. S.C. SWENEY, aged 31 years, 11 months, and 9 days. Bro. SWENEY was born in Crawford county, Ohio Aug. 29, 1852, and moved to this state in 1854. He professed faith in Christ in his 20th year, and joined the C.P. Church, where he lived till the day of his death, faithful to the cause of Christ. He had been a great sufferer from his youth up. During his last sickness his sufferings, were indescribable, and at times almost heart-rendering, but he endured all his afflictions without a murmur. For two or three days and nights the family and friends were powerless to alleviate his sufferings, and could only sit by and watch with him. This was a terrible ordeal to pass through; to behold suffering and not be able to lend a helping hand. But at last death claimed him and at high noon on the 7th of August he fell asleep in the triumph of a living faith, as calmly as the setting sun, without a struggle, he peacefully slept, leaving a beautiful expression upon his countenance which seemed to say: All is well. His funeral was preached Aug. 8 at 3 p.m. in the C.P. Church to a large congregation of sympathizing friends and relatives. Bro. SWENEY leaves a father and mother, a brother and sister, and a multitude of friends to mourn his absence.

August 29, 1884:

- School commences next Monday.

- W.C. MAHAN has been quite seriously sick for several days.

- Mr. John HILL of St. Louis is visiting parents and friends in Kinmundy.

- Born, on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 1884, to Mr. and Mrs. T.S. JONES, Jr., a boy.

- Mrs. L.M. BLOOM of Wapakoneta, Ohio, is visiting Mrs. W.L. KING in this city.

- Miss Emma BEGEMANN of Steeleville, Ill., is visiting her cousin, Mrs. Herbert STEELE.

- Mrs. C.M. SEE of Alma visited her sister, Mrs. J.B. GLAZEBROOK in Kinmundy this week.

- The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. A.M. ALLEN died on Monday and was buried on Tuesday.

- Mr. E.F. BROOKS, of Chicago, has been visiting a friend in Kinmundy since Saturday last.

- Mr. G.W. ELDER has been remodeling his store room this week, to make room for increasing business.

- Master Lute SCHERMERHORN has gone to Jasper, Mo., to stay in his brother, Alta’s, Store at that place.

- Miss Kate ELDER will depart for Topeka, Kansas on Tuesday next, for a prolonged stay in that city.

- Miss Hattie KING has been on the sick list for the past two weeks, but at this writing is convalescing.

- Charley HERRICK is suffering from a severe bruise on the eye inflicted with a monkey-wrench one day last week.

- The bid of Harry WHITAKER and his mother being the lowest, Harry will be janitor at the school house this winter.

- Kin PRUETT is able to be out again. The Express was misinformed; it was his right hand that was injured by the saw.

- Mesdames EAGAN, ELDER, OVERTON and WHITE went to Sailor Springs last Friday. Bert ELDER conveyed them over.

- It is reported that a legacy of $21,000 has been left to Mike SCHWARTZ by his parents in Germany. (Salem Republican.)

- Mr. W.E. NELMS wrapped up bundles in the Bee Hive Store this week during the absence of the manager, E.C. SMITH.

- Mr. R.H. WILLIAMS, the old reliable marble man of Salem, was in Kinmundy on business Wednesday and Thursday.

- Dr. FORSHEE informs us of the safe arrival of a 12 pound boy at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. HARGRAVE Thursday morning.

- Mr. A. MILLICAN called yesterday and ordered the Express sent to William PHILLIPS, an invalid friend at Omega, Ill. Truly a commendable act.

- Rev. BASCOM and wife, C. ROHRBOUGH, F.C. SMITH, and Miss Stella FORSHEE attended the district Sunday school convention at Effingham this week.

- Rev. M.R. JONES and W.E. ROTAN, of Missouri, both now receive this paper, subscribed for by J.M. ROTAN. W.H. SEE also sends it to George SEE, Emporia, Mo.

- Rev. BASCOM was called to Alma on Tuesday last to attend the funeral of Elmer FINCH, only son of Mr. and Mrs. James FINCH, who died on Monday, aged 1 year and 8 days.

- Misses Mary ELDER and Lou BLAKSLEE went to Sailor Springs yesterday.

- Miss Maggie CRAIG went to Louisville, Ill. this morning, where she will teach school this fall and winter.

- Mrs. Laura PARMELY of Rochell, Ill., visited her brothers, E. and H. HERRICK, in this city last week and this.

- Mr. HARLAN says someone broke into his car and stole about 150 watermelons at Effingham last Friday night.

- Mr. Chas KESSNER, a young man about 19 years old, was instantly killed last Friday, by a traction engine which he was running breaking through the East Fork bridge, about 2 miles from Patoka.

- Mrs. George RAY grows weaker day by day, and there seems to be no chance for her recovery. Her son, James, who is in the signal service, stationed at Ft. Lyon, Colorado, is expected home on a furlough in a few days.

- Miss Jennie FORSHEE of Chicago, visited her sister, Mrs. W.L. KING, in Kinmundy, last week and this. From here she went to Madison, Ind., the home of her father, Dr. T.W. FORSHEE. Mention of her arrival was accidentally omitted last week.

- Mr. F.W. KING, deputy county clerk, came up from Salem to spend Sunday with home folks. While here he was attacked with a severe hemorrhage of the lungs, which yet continues at intervals. His many friends unite in wishing for him a speedy restoration to good health.

- A few weeks ago, Mr. Wm. GARNER, a Kinmundy boy located at Kankakee, met with an accident which came near depriving him his sight. While letting down his barber shop window, which has swing on hinges at the top, the cord broke and the window fell, filling both eyes with shattered glass. He immediately went to Chicago for treatment, and by removing the right eye entirely, his physicians succeeded in saving the sight of the left. He will return to Kinmundy in about 2 weeks.

September 5, 1884:

- REEDER received a car load of stoves Wednesday.

- Miss Kate ELDER departed for Kansas last Tuesday.

- Mr. J.W. WILSON went to St. Louis on business last Monday.

- Mrs. Anna MUNGER, of Chicago, is visiting friends in Kinmundy.

- C. WETTER, M. SCHOENBORN and G.W. ELDER went to St. Louis Wednesday.

- Mrs. S.S. BAKER of Kingman, Kansas, is visiting her mother, Mrs. Sarah SIMPSON in Kinmundy.

- Elmer EAGAN, who now has a situation at barbering in Newton, spent the week with relatives in this city.

- Misses Fodie EAGAN and Ida PHILLIPS went to Sailor Springs and attended the old settlers’ meeting at Flora on Saturday.

- Orsen DAY, of Vandalia, came over last Monday to meet and convey home Miss Clara MAHON, of Loogootee, who had been visiting at Sailor Springs.

- Mr. T.J. BROWN, of Maple Park, Ill., visited his brother, Maj. W.J. BROWN, near this city Saturday and Sunday. He expressed himself as being well pleased with our country.

- An ash tree purchased by Allen Bros. From W.T. HULTS, in Alma twp., made 61 wagon tongues and 400 feet of fine lumber, besides firewood enough to last a family all winter.

- Mr. and Mrs. O.N. TYNER and Miss Jennie visited Sailor Springs last Sunday. O.N. thinks the springs are destined to become famous in the near future. The new management has purchased an additional 160 acres, and will arrange a nice drive and ground for various amusements.

- W.H. SIMPSON has moved into his recently purchased property near the M.E. Church.

- Mr. and Mrs. E. HERRICK went to Salem on Tuesday, and from there Mr. H. went to St. Louis Wednesday.

- Mr. Jasper STEELE takes the lead for fine oats, having harvested 41 bushels per acre from his place west of town.

- Miss Ida PHILLIPS returned from Flora this evening accompanied by Miss Lillie WEBSTER, who is the guest of Miss Fodie EAGAN.

- Mr. Joseph WHITE went to Tolono Thursday last, where he has a situation as assistant agent for the I.C. road at a salary of $50 per month. Good for Joe.

- Allen Bros. this week sold to M.J. NEWMAN a new wagon in which to move to Kansas. They claim it to be the finest wagon ever made in Kinmundy.

- Mr. George WEST is going to experiment some with bone fertilizer on the soil of this section. We hope to be able to report favorably on the project when the wheat is harvested next fall.

- Sheriff TELFORD of Salem was in Kinmundy yesterday.

- Mr. Thos. CLOW is quite sick with bilious fever at Alma.

- F.W. KING returned to Salem last night fully recovered from his recent illness.

- Mrs. D.P. SNELLING went to Odin Thursday evening on a visit to friends in that village.

- Miss Kittie NELMS of Salem, is visiting her cousin, Mrs. F.C. SMITH, and other friends in Kinmundy.

- Mr. Ed STEELE departed Monday morning for Raymond, Ill., where he will clerk in the store of L.F. BOOTH.

- Mr. and Mrs. C.P. ROHRBOUGH of Weston, W. Va., came to Kinmundy last night on a visit to the family of C. ROHRBOUGH.

- Rev. MORPHIS’ fine horse died one night last week from some unknown cause. His parishioners are circulating a subscription to purchase another.

- School opened Monday, with a very large attendance. It is thought the number will reach 300, which will make an average of 50 pupils to each teacher.

- J.M. ROTAN, Agent, yesterday sold for W.H. SIMPSON, his livery stable to Thos. M. SMITH for $800.00. Henry has made money in the business during the past year, and we are satisfied that Tom will do the same, as he is a genial young fellow, and understands the care of horses to perfection.

- Dr. J.D. CAMERER went up north of Avena last Wednesday to assist Dr. HENDEE of LaClede, and Dr. PURCELL, of Indianapolis, in removing an ovarian tumor of two years development, weighing about 35 pounds, from the left side of a Miss KEPNER, a young lady about 20 years of age. Fifteen physicians from the surrounding country were present. At last accounts the patient was doing well.

- The Marion County Union Soldier’s Association was organized at Salem on Tuesday last, by electing J.F. DONOVAN, of Kinmundy, President, and Nate A. REED of Centralia, Secretary. The first annual encampment and campfire will be held in this place Thursday Oct. 2, 1884. We feel free to say that our citizens will spare no pains to make the occasions one of great pleasure to the brave boys of blue, for Kinmundy is never out-done in anything in that line. Prepare to contribute liberally of "hard-tack and bacon". Would it not be well for citizens to meet and appoint a committee to work in conjunction with the Grand Army of the Republic?

September 12, 1884:

- Jas. COLEMAN and wife, of Mattoon, visited in Kinmundy this week.

- Dr. W.H. MAHON is quite sick at the home of his parents, in Loogootee.

- Miss Helen WILBORN has gone to Madison, Ind., on an extended visit.

- Mr. Zard FROST departed last Saturday evening for his labors in Michigan.

- Mrs. L.N. BLUME and little daughter, Kittie, returned to their home in Wapakoneta, Ohio, last night.

- Mrs. Belle SCHERMERHORN of St. Louis is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. I.T. DILLON, east of this city.

- At Centralia Tuesday evening we found Mr. J.S. LYDICK installed at the extensive established of Geo. L. PITTENGER.

- A little boy arrived last Sunday to bless the estate of Mr. and Mrs. D.T. MOORE, at Bethany, Ill. Their many friends here wish them well.

- Mrs. Katie BUCKLEMAN of Collinsville, Ill., is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John METZGER, near Kinmundy, Miss Annie MILLER accompanies her.

- The Camp-fire is a big thing for Kinmundy, but we know our people will be equal to the emergency, as they were for the 4th of July Celebration.

- Mr. and Mrs. W.L. KING, Mrs. L.N. BLUME, and Mrs. E.G. FORSHEE went to Sailor Springs last Saturday, and attended the camp meeting of the citizens of the 15th amendment.

- N.V. RAWLINGS is home with his family in this city. He has been traveling through the west recently and is looking as though the country agrees with him. How long he will remain here is not known.

- Prof. WARNER is arranging for a course of lecture during the winter, before the high school by Drs. CAMERER, FORSHEE and SMITH on the subject of Anatomy, Physiology and Hygiene. This will doubtless be of great value to the school and induce the doctors to post up on their half forgotten lore. The higher branches are not now being taught, but we understand will be introduced later on in the term.

- F.C. SMITH was in Patoka on business last Tuesday.

- Geo. W. HARLAN went to Vincennes, Ind., last Tuesday, in search of watermelons for this market.

- Mr. L.D. CLINGENPEEL will sell a large quantity of personal property on the Jacob ALLEN farm Saturday September 20.

- Mr. and Mrs. J.H. MERRITT, and Misses Ida and Ella PATTERSON, of Salem, visited the family of J.S. LYDICK in this city last Saturday.

- John NELMS, Jr. arranged a very pleasant young folks party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. F.C. SMITH last Tuesday night in honor of Miss Kate NELMS of Salem.

- Mr. Joseph WHITE came down from Tolono Tuesday, and on Wednesday moved his family to that place. Joe is well pleased with his situation. Success to him.

- Capt. REEDER feels now sanguine of success in the race for circuit clerk since becoming grandpa to a fine little boy which arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. S.S. SMITH, Effingham, Ill., last Monday.

- Miss Emma BATES of Patoka is visiting Mrs. F.C. SMITH in this city. Miss BATES will teach the Swift School this fall and winter commencing the first week in October.

- Mr. Wm. COCKRELL, from near Ft. Worth, Texas, is visiting his brother F.G. COCKRELL, in Meacham twp., who he had not seen since he was a little boy, over 40 years ago. Their meeting must have been a joyful one.

- W.B. EAGAN, J.B. McBRYDE, G.T. CLAWSON, W.N. GERARD, J.H. MORPHIS, Rev. MANGUM, W.H. WHITE and wife, Mrs. Annie FROST, Mrs. J.B. GLAZEBROOK, Emmet and Lizzie VALLOW and Misses Fodie EAGAN and Jennie MAHON were in attendance from here at the county Sunday School convention held in Odin last Monday and Tuesday. All parts of the county were well represented, reports all favorable and interest in the work good.

- Death of Mrs. RAY: Died - In this city, on Tuesday, Sept. 9th, 1884, Mrs. Ester Ann RAY, aged 61 years, 9 months, and 27 days. Deceased was born in Jennings county, Ind., Nov. 12, 1822. She was married to George RAY, her now bereaved husband 39 years ago. She was the mother of six children, four of whom are living. Her only surviving son, Jas. F. RAY, located at Ft. Lyon, Col., in the signal service, was unable to return home. She had been a great sufferer for a long time but death finally relieved her of her burden. Mr. RAY and the three daughters have the heartfelt sympathy of all in this hour of sorrow.

- Pleasant Grove Items: Mollie SHRIVER is visiting at Oakland, Ill.

- Pleasant Grove Items: Art WILSON left last week for Wellington, Kan.

- Pleasant Grove Items: Alice GALLOWAY, of Raccoon, is visiting friends here.

- Pleasant Grove Items: Ed GENTRY and wife of Elkhaat, left for home Tuesday after visiting friends here.

- Pleasant Grove Items: Cal. JONES of Indianapolis, Ind. stopped and visited friends here on his way to Delphos, Kan.

- Pleasant Grove Items: Mrs. Lucinda ALLEN and Mrs. L.D. CLINGENPEEL returned last week from a visit to friends at Indianapolis, Ind.

- Pleasant Grove Items: Last Monday, Grandma GRIFFIN left for her home in Henderson, Ky. after an extended visit to friends in this vicinity.

- Pleasant Grove Items: Mr. KNISELEY, D.B. SCHOOLEY, Misses Mary E. SHRIVER and Tillie BROWN were at Odin attending the Sunday School Convention.

- Pleasant Grove Items: Mr. and Mrs. J.P. SHRIVER gave a surprise party last Saturday evening to honor of their son Willie’s 16th birthday. The young folks had a pleasant time. Left some nice presents.

- Meacham: Mrs. G.W. WEST is on the sick list.

- Meacham: Mr. Jim COCKRELL’s family are having the chills.

- Meacham: Mrs. Mary FOX spent the week with her brother, G.W. WEST.

- Meacham: Eph. HYDE and Billy GLOSSER visited Clay Co. last Thursday.

- Meacham: Frank KAGY sowed ten acres of wheat, last Saturday; the first of the season.

- Meacham: Bert ELDER visited the belle of Meacham last Sunday and took her out buggy riding.

- Meacham: Percy BALKE and Miss Clara attended the dance south of town last Saturday and report having the boss time.

- Meacham: Henry BALKE was elected school director in district 4 last Saturday to fill the unexpired term of Levi THOMAS who resigned.

- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. Gentry (nee) Mary MAXWELL, has been visiting parents and other relatives in Meacham for the past months but returned to their home in northern Ills., the first of the week.

- Meacham: Mrs. I.T. DILLON gave John a birthday party in honor of his 18th birthday last Friday night. Kinmundy and Meacham twp. were well represented, and everybody had a good time, especially when the hour of feasting arrived.

- Meacham: Hurrah for Butler was the cry at the Maple Grove school house last Saturday night as a Butler club was organized and Meacham will go solid for Butler without a doubt for a big boy arrived at Clabe COCKRELL’S last week of 12½ lbs., and a girl at Tom MERCER’s of 11½ lbs.

- Colin MURCHISON wrote from Independence, Kansas, Sept. 4, ‘84.

Sept. 19, 1884:

- Miss Jennie TYNER visited Mrs. HULL, in Salem, last week and this.

- Miss Lillie WEBSTER returned to her home in Flora, Ill, last Monday.

- O.N. TYNER will open his branch house in Salem about the 15th of next month.

- Mayor DONOVAN addressed the Blaine and Logan club at Alma Saturday night.

- Mrs. W.H. CROWDER has been quite sick for several days, but at this writing is much better.

- Leon HERRICK is attending school at Bloomington. A letter to his father, Mr. E. HERRICK, says he is well pleased with the school.

- Messrs. Chas. MUNGER and Will HUBBARD came down from Chicago Sunday morning to visit friends in this city. MUNGER returned Sunday night, and HUBBARD is making a week of it.

- Mr. Jas. D. TELFORD shipped four car loads of fat three year old steers from Kinmundy to Chicago last Wednesday. They were the finest loaded at this place recently, fifteen filling a car to it’s utmost capacity.

- Mr. W.F. SONGER, of Ashland, Oregon, is visiting his mother, brothers, and sisters in this city, after an absence of 17 years. He came last week, will remain several days, and stop a while in Kansas on his return.

- Notwithstanding the universal complaint of dull times, the work of improvement goes steadily on. C. WETTER is putting down a substantial brick walk in front of his place of business and making sundry other repairs, and G.W. ELDER is remodeling the large storeroom on Madison street for the reception of a mammoth stock of dry goods.

- Only 13 days until October 2d, on which date occurs the first annual campfire of the U.S.A. of Marion county at this place. Kinmundy must maintain her reputation gained on former like occasions, and in order to do so, no time should be lost in making preparations for the event, which will be of value to our little city in many ways. From all the surrounding towns come reports that large delegations will be in attendance. Let every patriotic American citizen contribute something to comfortably entertain the gallant soldier boys.

- Death of Alice BEAVER: Died - In Kinmundy, Ill., Sept. 16th, 1884, Miss Alice BEAVER, aged 31 years. She suffered as others with consumption and died like a Christian at her post. Though afflicted for years she has always been independent, cheerful, energetic, and hopeful. She professed faith in Christ in the early part of 1881 in a meeting conducted by the Rev. BUCHANAN; joined the C.P. Church, March 27, 1881. Her frail condition kept her from entering the active duties of the Christian warfare. Nevertheless possessing enough of the grace of God she kindled a fire, fought a battle that will never cease and through the victories of the cross she has finished her course, kept the faith and entered the "Rest" that remains to the people of God. She was highly appreciated by all that knew her. Her funeral was preached by the writer from Heb. 2-9. A large and attentive audience was in attendance. May the Lord comfort those that mourn her loss.

- Meacham: The youngest child of D.C. BEAVER is very sick with pneumonia.

- Meacham: Charley DILLON went north Monday morning to look after him a cook we suppose.

- Meacham: Frank KAGY says Albert MAXWELL is going to be his uncle-in-law if uncle Nates folks don’t object.

- Meacham: Amos DILLON is back to old Meacham on a visit.

- Meacham: G.W. WEST has sowed five acres of wheat with bone dust.

- Meacham: Albert MAXWELL visited his widow last Sunday.

- Meacham: Mrs. L.B. WHITE of Alma, and Miss WHITE of Flora visited Mrs. G.W. WEST last Tuesday.

- Meacham: Mrs. A.J. HARRELL of Omega spent this week with Mrs. W.H. HARRELL of Dist. 4.

- Asylum Children: A company of children, mostly boys, aged from 7 to 15 years, from the New York Juvenile Asylum, will arrive in Salem, at the Park Hotel, Wednesday morning Sept. 24th. Homes are wanted for them with farmers where they will receive kind treatment, and enjoy fair advantages. They are mostly of respectable parentage and worthy of good homes. They may be taken on trial for about three weeks, and afterward, if they prove satisfactory, they will be indentured until of age. Person desiring to take these children on trial are requested to meet them at the hotel on Wednesday, Sept. 24th, as they will remain but one day in Salem. For further information inquire at your post office for a handbill giving full particulars. E. WRIGHT, Agent.

September 26, 1884:

- Mr. and Mrs. A.A. HOLLISTER of Grayville, Ill., visited friends here this week.

- Mrs. S.S. BAKER returned to her home in Kingman, Kansas Wednesday.

- Rev. N. BASCOM and Mr. and Mrs. G.M. SONGER attended conference at Fairfield this week.

- P.K. JOHNSON spent Sunday at Kinmundy, where Mrs. JOHNSON is visiting. (Altamont News.)

- Mr. and Mrs. J.D. FRENCH started last Tuesday morning on an extended visit with friends in Lenora, Kansas.

- Mrs. T.S. JONES has removed her millinery store into the Commercial Hotel building and commenced business again.

- G.W. ELDER and G.L. EAGAN went to Chicago last Saturday night and returned Monday morning, reporting an immense visit.

- Revs. G.T. CLAWSON, G.W. GILLMORE, and Mr. J.B. McBRYDE are attending conference of the M.E. church, south at Ashley this week.

- Mr. Frank HOWELL went to Springfield last Tuesday to attend a convention of the highway commissioners of the State of Illinois.

- Mrs. A. MILLICAN departed last Tuesday morning on an extended visit with her son, H.F. MILLICAN at Greenhorn, near Pueblo, Colorado.

- Mrs. J.M. BRENNER spent last week with friends in Montrose, Ill.

- Hon. B.B. SMITH, a well known lawyer, of Salem, was buried yesterday.

- Miss Grace HEATON went to St. Louis last Monday to attend school in that city this fall and winter.

- Mr. and Mrs. C.P. ROHRBOUGH went to Salem Wednesday, and from there they will return today to their home in W. Va.

- TYNER is resurrecting his old war pictures for October 2d, and all are invited to call and inspect them on that day.

- Mr. and Mrs. L.D. CLINGENPEEL and Mrs. Lucind ALLEN departed yesterday morning for their future home, near Delphos, Kansas.

- Mrs. RICH and Mrs. SPAETH of Cincinnati, and Mrs. SKINNER of Tolono, visited the family of Matthew HUMPHREY this week.

- The will of the late Charles W. WEST, millionaire, of Cincinnati, after making large public bequests, gives to each of his surviving relatives a handsome sum. Three nephews, J.G., C.H. and G.W. WEST, of this city, all receive $20,000 each. We understand that all the heirs are perfectly satisfied with the division.

- Mr. Owen W. GEORGE is home from Kansas on a visit to his father, Jesse GEORGE in this city. He gave us a call yesterday and exhibited specimens of Kansas apples, peaches, and millet, which are as fine as any country can produce. Crops of all kinds he says are bountiful, and prospects for the future are faltering. He will return in about six weeks.

- Death of Charles W. WEST: Mr. WEST breathed his last at about 3:50 yesterday afternoon, at the Burnet House. Those were watching closely at his bedside, knowing that at last the end was near at hand, that the time had at least come when even this tenacious hold upon vitality must be broken could not detect the heaving of the last breath. There was no struggle not the sightliest flutter; there was nothing to draw, to say of the senses, an immediate time of demarcation between life and death. The watchers were his brother, George WEST, and nephew, John G. of Kinmundy, Ill., his nephew, John T. of Minneapolis; his friends, General A. HICKENLOOPER, Henry LEWIS, W.L. O’BRIEN, C.G. ENYART, J.D. ELLISON, and his nurse. Mr. WEST had been unconscious since 10 a.m. of Saturday, with the exception of a few minutes Saturday evening, when he said, "I’ve had a hard day of it, but am better now." These were the last words he was heard to utter. There had been indications of blood poisoning for over a week, but it did not become active until Saturday morning, when the kidneys ceased their functions entirely, and the poisoning was very rapid. Three weeks ago yesterday, Mr. WEST was out of doors of the last time. He had been ailing for about three weeks previously. On that day he drove down the river road, accompanied by Mr. ELLISON, to call on Sister Anthony. He had been very friendly to Sister Anthony for many years, eve since she nursed him through one of his serious attacks. The tenacity with which Mr. WEST’s constitution has held on to life has been very remarkable. It has astonished his physicians, Drs. WHITTAKER and CLENDENIN. The latter states that in thirty years’ experience he has never encountered a parallel case. He has lived through ten chills. Younger men almost invariably succumb to the third or fourth chill. One night his temperature was up to 105. One degree more would have been certain death. Since Saturday morning, his pulse has been always between 130 and 150. The funeral will probably take place Tuesday afternoon from Christ Church, at two o’clock. Mr. WEST was born on the 7th of August, 1810, on a farm 15 miles from Philadelphia. As a boy he assisted his father in carrying garden truck to the Philadelphia market and selling it there. At sixteen years of age he went to Rochester, New York, and he went to Marshall, Michigan, and attended school and studied law. He then went to Chicago, St. Louis and Cincinnati, and earned his living as best he could, at odd jobs. His first work in this city early in the thirties, was at Bradbury’s mill. It was Clark WILLIAMS who induced him to buy out a flouring mill on the canal bank and start for himself. He had no money at that time, but he took the advice of Mr. WILLIAMS and started in. From that time forth all his ventures were successful. A few years later he associated himself with Mr. Joseph TORRENCE in the mill at the foot of Wood street. They were intimately associated, he and Joe both being bachelors and both shrewd businessmen. They made plenty of money, and were still together up to the opening of the war. By that time, they had so much money, that they were able to engage in speculations of various kinds. These ventures were all profitable. Mr. WEST’s first big speculation was in the Whitewater Canal, in which he made a handsome sum. After that he branched out into all sorts of stock ventures, and made money regularly. Everything he touched seemed to turn to his advantage. Mr. WEST was one of Cincinnati’s most prominent citizens for many years. He was a man of great business sagacity, large general intelligence and much public spirit, and he was a kind hearted, genial gentleman, full of warm impulses. He had been a great sufferer of late years from a complication of troubles, and had passed through several severe and dangerous crises. As a business man he long held a position of great prominence in corporations, including street railroads, banks, steam railroads and gas. Of late years he had a desire to benefit the city in which he acquired his wealth and spent most of his life. One of the principal evidence of this was the giving of $300,000 toward the Art Museum, now in course of erection in Eden Park. Mr. WEST was always a bachelor, and his home was in hotels. His associates were business men and such social acquaintances as he chose to cultivate. He had many warm friends, several of whom were in close attendance upon him to the hour of his death. (Cincinnati Commercial Gazette, Sept. 20, 1884)

- City Livery, Feed and Sale Stable. Horses boarded by the day, week or month. All Heavy hauling promptly attended to. Thos. M. SMITH, Prop’r. Parties with or without baggage conveyed to __________.

October 3, 1884:

- Mr. D.T. MOORE of Bethany, Ill., was in town on business this week.

- Mr. O.N. TYNER of this city, and D.L. TYNER of Mason, and Mesdames RICH, SPAETH and SKINNER went to St. Louis on the O. & M. $1.50 excursion last Saturday.

- Mrs. B.E. BALDWIN last Monday presented the Express with the premium potatoes of this season, the seed of which were sent here by her brother, J.H. GUNN of Springfield, Ill. It is evident that the Belgium is a success in this country.

- Mr. Jas. A. MAHAN of Chicago, spent Sunday and Monday with parents and friends in Kinmundy. Jim is very enthusiastic for Chicago, thinks there is no place like it, and is confident that Carter HARRISON will receive a majority in Cook county that can’t be overcome in the state.

- Mr. C. E. LYNCH, accompanied by his wife and baby, is visiting his brother, John, and other relatives in this vicinity. He has been away for five years, and is located in business at Davis City, Iowa. He says that the most perceptible change that has taken place during his absence is in the size of the trees.

- Miss Mabel HOLLISTER was home on a visit the first of the week.

- Miss M.A. SONGER, has purchased the interest of F.C. SMITH in the Bee Hive Store.

- Mrs. Jud GREEN of Salem is visiting Mr. and Mrs. H.F. GREEN in Kinmundy this week.

- Mrs. Mattie MAXON of Ashland, Ky. is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.C. GUNN in Kinmundy.

- A bountiful supply of choice cake from the MELROSE-COLEMAN wedding feast found it’s way to our sanctum.

- Mr. and Mrs. J.H. GUNN came down from Springfield on Wednesday evening to attend the reunion and campfire.

- TYNER goes to Salem on the 14th to open his branch house. Will be in Kinmundy on Mondays and Saturdays thereafter until further notice.

- The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Columbus WILLIAMS died on Sunday last, and was buried Monday in the Williams burying ground in Fayette county.

- Mrs. Dr. A.J. GRIFFITH, sister to Major McCHORRY, Warden of the Joliet penitentiary, daughter and son, are visiting her niece, Mrs. H.V. JONES in this place.

- Mr. and Mrs. W.E. HOGBOOM of Genoa, Ill., are visiting Mrs. H.’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Major BROWN, near this city. They will remain here a week or two.

- An old lady by the name of SCOTT, sucided at Salem on Tuesday last, by throwing herself in front of the fastest express train that runs on the O. & M. railroad. She was insane.

- Mrs. E. McBRYDE of Allenton, Ala., arrived here Thursday evening on a visit to her son, J.B. McBRYDE. Mr. and Mrs. J.P. STEEN came with her, and will make this place their future home, residing on Mr. McBRYDE’s farm, east of this city.

- Mrs. Geo. K. JENKINS and daughter, Nettie, of Jamestown, Ohio, and Mrs. L.F. BOOTHE, and sons, of Raymond, Ill., are visiting, Mrs. Stella WILSON, Mrs. I.D. GRAY and other relatives and friends in Kinmundy. Mr. BOOTHE was here the first of the week.

- The storm last Tuesday evening did considerable damage in this vicinity. Lightning killed two cows belonging to Mrs. TSCHUDI, northwest of town. They were insured in the Forest City, represented by Messrs. PORTER and GRAY, who sustained two other losses in the same storm.

- As successor of the firm of SONGER & SMITH I will continue the business at the same place, Eagan’s Brick. Where I hope to see all our former patrons with many new ones. Come one, Come all. We will treat you well, and give you full value for your money. Mrs. M.A. SONGER.

- Notice of Dissolution: The co-partnership existing between Songer & Smith is dissolved by mutual consent. Miss SONGER will continue the business at the same stand. All persons owing us, will please make an immediate settlement. Respectfully, M.A. SONGER, F.C. SMITH.

- Wedding Bells: A very enjoyable event took place at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. COLEMAN, Wednesday evening Oct. 1st, in the marriage of their daughter, Addie, to Mr. C.H. MELROSE of Grayville, Ill. The relatives and a few most intimate friends, including the A.D.C. were present, who all united in wishing the happy couple a long and prosperous life filled with all the favors kind providence can bestow. The rooms were tastefully decorated with evergreens, flowers and moss, arranged into mottoes, and all the emblems of matrimony. At the appointed time the folding doors were thrown ajar, disclosing a huge wishbone of moss, suspended from the center of the room, beneath which the bride and groom had taken their place. On the left, overshadowed by a large horse shoe, stood the bridesmaids, Misses Maud McALLISTER and Kate ALDERSON. On the right, under the yoke, the groomsmen, Messrs, G. PICKERING and M.H. MELROSE. The bride was most becomingly dressed in a beautiful costume of white swiss and oriental lace, with a white satin bodice, bridal veil and slippers. The maids were similarly attired. The gentlemen wore the regulation suit. After a brief but impressive ceremony by Rev. BASCOM and hearty congratulations given, the company were invited to the dining room to partake of an elegant collation. Among the table decorations were beautiful eporgues of tropical fruits, and over all hung the wedding bell. Later a pleasant surprise came in the form of a farewell visit from the brides former pupils, who presented to her a pair of napkin rings. At 6 p.m., the bridal party took their departure to Grayville, via Odin, to which latter place a host of friends accompanied them to attend the reception given by the bride’s grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. ALDERSON. Congratulations were wired them by Mr. and Mrs. TERRY of St. Louis. The following presents were made, showing that there was something more substantial than kind wishes: Gold watch chain, C.H. MELROSE; Silver cake basket and furnishing goods, Mr. and Mrs. W.T. COLEMAN; Silver butter knife, Brother Eddie, full glass set, Grandma and Grandpa ALDERSON; silver caster, Mr. and Mrs. N.V. RAWLINGS; silver and bohemian glass berry dish, Miss Kate ALDERSON and F.J. BARBEE of Odin, elegant lace handkerchief, Miss Maud McALISTER of Neoga, Ill.; plush and cut glass perfume case, George E. PICKERING; set silver table and tea spoons, Mr. and Mrs. J.S. RINEHART, Grayville, Ill.; Russian leather and satin dressing case, McALISTER family, Neoga, Ill.; Set silver knives and forks, Mr. and Mrs. HAZELTINE, Olney; Silver syrup pitcher, Mrs. Sue HASTY, Crawfordsville, Ind.; Silver and ground glass bouquet holder, Mr. and Mrs. McBRYDE and R.P. McBRYDE; Elegant ruche and pin, Miss Rettie ELDER, Topeka, Kansas; Candelabras, Mrs. J.M. HUBBARD; Panel picture, Mr. and Mrs. L.F. BOOTHE, Raymond; Large fancy glass lamp, Dr. W.O. SMITH; Damask towel, Mr. and Mrs. W.R. FISH, Topeka, Kan; Silver and crystal pickle caster, by the A.D.C., viz, Mrs. A. BABCOCK, Misses Nellie SNELLING, Stellie FORSHEE, Sallie KING, Annie HOLLISTER, and Mabel HOLLISTER.

- Comrades in Camp; The First Annual Camp-Fire of the Marion County U.S.A.; The Weather Delightful and the Attendance Immense: Again Kinmundy did honor to herself and the assembled throng which gathered here on Thursday, Oct. 2nd 1884, to attend the first annual camp-fire and reunion of the Marion County Union Soldiers Association. The business houses were most all handsomely decorated and our city presented a most patriotic appearance. At an early hour streams of people commenced pouring in from every direction, and continued until in the afternoon. The ten o’clock train brought large delegations from Centralia, Salem and intermediate points, accompanied by the Salem cornet band. Then the procession formed and marched to the grove, where they were welcomed by Mayor DONOVAN in a brief speech, which was heartily responded to by Rev. J.M. GREEN, of Centralia, who was followed by Gen. PAVY, who made an excellent soldiers’ speech, the program being interspersed with joyful music by the Glee Club, Martial and Cornet bands. At noon the soldiers stormed the breastworks of pork and beans that had been prepared for the attack, and a jollier set of fellows, or one that enjoyed a meal more, never gathered around the festal board. Promptly at 2 o’clock, the crowd gathered round the grand stand in answer to the music of the drum. S.J.M. ANDREWS, of Edgewood, ex-prisoner of Andersonville, read a poem on that human slaughter pen entitled "Sixty Thousand Starved to Death." It is his own production, and a fine one indeed. Gen. Jas. S. MARTIN in his characteristic way infused his hearers with memories of the war, as only MARTIN can. Mr. CLEMENTS not being present, Rev. J.M. GREEN took his place, and made a short but telling speech, followed by music and an inspiring soldiers love feast, that was a pleasure to witness. At four o’clock, Col. ROHRBOUGH commanded dress parade, formed the regiment into a hollow square and turned it over to the President of the Association, DONOVAN, who read constitution and by-laws, which were amended and adopted. (Will be published next week.) Election of Association officers resulted as follows: President, Jas. S. MARTIN, of Salem; (each post to elect its own vice-president); Secretary, S.G. BURDICK, of Centralia; Cor. Sec., W.R. POTTER, of Farina; Treasurer, Geo. S. RAINEY, of Salem; Regimental officers: Col., G.G. WELDON of Centralia; Lieut. Col., W.J. BROWN of Kinmundy; Major E.W. IRISH, of Farina; Surgeon, W.O. SMITH, of Kinmundy; Adjutant, S.G. BURDICK, of Centralia; other officers to be appointed. A rousing camp-fire at night, addressed by S.G. BURDICK of Centralia; Rev. N. BASCOM and Maj. W.J. BROWN, of this city, and Maj. J.N. GWIN, of Effingham, crowning the success of the event in a masterly and pleasant manner. The next annual meeting will be held at Salem on the first Tuesday in September, 1885. Notes: The attendance was estimated at from three to four thousand. Not an accident occurred to mar the enjoyment of anyone. The speech of Gen. PAVY was severely criticized for it’s political bias, which was indeed out of place, but as General MARTIN said, "we will have to forgive it." Posts from the counties of Clay, Clinton, Effingham, Fayette, and Jefferson were represented and asked to be admitted into the organization. Constitution so amended. That the spirit of patriotic enthusiasm ran high was demonstrated by Mr. W.C. SQUIER, who was never known to neglect business, leaving the hotel in charge of his help and spending the entire day at the grove. Our merchants enjoyed a good trade, and in a business point of view it was a good investment, besides the pleasure of entertaining so many of the gallant soldier boys, defenders of our flag.

- Pleasant Grove Items: Mr. Will KNISELEY left last Friday for Fall River, Kansas.

- Pleasant Grove Items: Mr. Scott KNISELEY went to Prairie City, Mo.

- Pleasant Grove Items: Rev. WALRAVEN of Centralia preached at the Grove last Sunday. Mr. W. is over 75 years of age.

- Pleasant Grove Items: The leap year party, of the 26th inst. was an enjoyable affair. Our ladies deserve credit for its success.

- Pleasant Grove Items: School commenced Wednesday, at the Wilson school house.

- Pleasant Grove Items: Miss Mary KASE is very low. There is not much hope for recovery.

- Pleasant Grove Items: Ike HITE says he is happy. His girl did not go to Kansas.

- North Fork Items: The young folks had a dance at Leroy GREEN’s one night last week.

- North Fork Items: Miss Clotelle FRENCH of Alma is visiting relatives on north fork this week.

- North Fork Items: Doug JONES and John JONES are going to start for Texas next Monday.

- North Fork Items: Alvan CHANLER is going to begin his school next Monday at North Fork.

- North Fork Items: Foster Township was well represented last week at Vandalia fair. They took 14 head of horses. Will MORRIS showed a class of ten colts and got the blue ribbon on them.

- North Fork Items: The Republicans are going to raise a pole at the Burg next Saturday, over 100 feet high. Jim MARTIN and Judge SHAFER are expected to speak that day for them.

October 10, 1884:

- Presiding Elder MAYHEW occupies the MOORE property.

- Mr. Nelson GRAVES went to St. Louis Wednesday morning.

- Mr. and Mrs. E.G. MENDENHALL returned home this week.

- Miss M.A. SONGER and Mrs. Nora GRAY were in St. Louis this week.

- Wm. MOTCH of Chicago is visiting his brother and friends in Kinmundy.

- Thos. SWITZER has moved to this city, and now occupies the Bradley residence.

- Mrs. Isaiah LACY of Effingham is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. GRAVES in Kinmundy.

- Dr. A. LULEFF of St. Louis returned home Tuesday after a two weeks visit with C. WETTER in this city.

- Clark HAMMERS has moved his restaurant across the street, one door south of C.A. CHRISTENSEN’s boot and shoe store.

- F.C. SMITH and Myron DEIWERT have formed a co-partnership and purchased the corner grocery of G.W. ELDER. Success to the new firm.

- Thos. BAGGOTT went to Chicago Monday night as a representative to the Grand Lodge A.F. and A.M., which met in that city Tuesday, Oct. 7th.

- Mr. and Mrs. J.W. ROBB and family of Springfield, Ill., are visiting Mrs. R’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. John METZGER, and other friends and vicinity.

- Mr. S.J. ALLEN combined business with pleasure and went to St. Louis Tuesday, to see the veiled prophets, and to transact business of the firm of ALLEN Brothers.

- Mr. John SIMS and daughter of Carthage, Mo., are visiting friends in this county. Sixteen years ago, Mr. SIMS lived here, owning the McBRYDE farm and other property.

- Mrs. G.W. HARLAN is well supplied with gospel just now, her mother, who lives in Indiana, having presented her with a large family Bible weighing twelve pounds, and containing all the latest revisions.

- The Republicans had a big rally and pole raising at St. Paul last Monday evening. Hon. H.C. GOODNOW, of Salem, and two speakers from Vandalia, were present.

- Among the sixteen who took passage on the excursion for Chicago last Tuesday, we recognized, F.C. SMITH and wife, T.S. JONES and wife, J.W. WILSON and wife, Mrs. Ben McFARLAND, Mrs. C. MISSELBROOK, Misses Mary ELDER and Susie LAWSON, Samuel and W.C. INGRAM, L.E. DART, and L.C. ROHRBOUGH. Other names we could not learn.

- Married: POTTER-HEATON: At the Residence of the bride’s parents in Hiattville, Kas., on Tuesday evening, Sept. 16, 1884, by Rev. Mr. MEANS, Mr. L.E. POTTER of the firm of POTTER & WALLACE, and Miss Ella HEATON. (Ft. Scott Monitor, Sept. 25).

- In Memory of R.W. BURNETT, who died Sept. 15, 1884, aged 58 years, from the officers and members of the Rosedale Lodge No. 354, I.O.O.F.

- BASCOM Banquetted: The news of Rev. BASCOM’s removal from this place by the recent conference was received with regret by all our young people and we believe by a majority of the citizens in general. In appreciation of his work the friends of the pastor have did all in their power to make the last few days of Mr. and Mrs. BASCOM in Kinmundy as pleasant as possible. On Wednesday night of last week the band gave them a delightful serenade. On Friday night about 2 dozen visited the parsonage and presented them with a silver water pitcher and gold lined chalice. On Tuesday night last a donation party at the parsonage was attended by about 50, bearing substantial testimony of esteem in the way of canned fruits, etc., and a purse of $12 in cash. The presentation was made by Rev. CLAWSON of the M.E. church, south. Prayer was offered by Rev. GILLMORE, and the congregation sang. Mrs. BASCOM was completely overcome with the mingled pleasure of meeting and grief at parting with so many warm friends. Mr. BASCOM responded fervently to the presentation and closing, said: "And now by the appointment of the conference I must go. Brother GWINN, your pastor is coming. I hope you will stand by him, I know there is a feeling, but for the sake of your souls, for the sake of the church, and for the sake of the souls of those who have not been washed by the blood of Jesus, stand by your pastor. I appreciate you love and friendship, but another is going to take my place." I hope you will make him feel at home." Mr. and Mrs. B. departed for their home at Odin this morning, and with them go the best wishes of all. His meetings will be largely attended by friends from this city.

- Pleasant Grove Items: Wheat is making fine growth this fall.

- Pleasant Grove Items: Mr. W.H. GALLOWAY of Raccoon, was visiting at D.C. WHISNANT last Sunday. Mr. Frank TREAT came up with him and commenced school at the Shriver’s school house last Monday.

- Pleasant Grove Items: Mr. John CLINGENPEEL and Maxwell left last Saturday for Delphos, Kas., via wagon route.

- Pleasant Grove Items: Mr. P.A. SHRIVER and Miss Ada KNISELEY visited at Raccoon Sunday.

- Pleasant Grove Items: Pleasant Grove appointment has been taken from Kinmundy circuit and attached to the Iuka circuit. Rev. MANIFOLD will preach Sunday week at three o’clock p.m.

- North Fork Items: Eli W. JONES went to Chester, Ill. this week.

- North Fork Items: There were over 100 men at the burg last Saturday to help raise the township pole.

- North Fork Items: Doc and Sallie ATKINS, Icy and Charley DOOLEN went over to Alma Saturday night, visitng.

- North Fork Items: Mr. BUNDY goes to Chicago this week.

- North Fork Items: Bill, Hattie, and Angelina FRENCH, all of Alma, were the guests of Fount JONES last Sunday.

- North Fork Items: Eli W. JONES and Jim ARNOLD sold stock to Leroy GREEN, last week.

- North Fork Items: The North Fork boys who took stock to the Vandalia fair last week, only got 25 cents on the dollar for their premium.

- North Fork Items: Moses WAINSCOTT, who left here last August to hunt him a home in the west, has located at Delphos, Kas., and has written for his wife.

October 17, 1884:

- Mrs. D.K. GREEN of Salem, is visiting her son, H.F. GREEN, of this city.

- Mrs. E.B. VAN ARNUM accompanied her daughter, Ida, as far as St. Louis Wednesday.

- Rev. T.M. PRICKET has been here this week preparing to move to this place after election.

- Rev. MORPHIS returned Thursday from Presbytery, held at Zion. He reports a harmonious and profitable session.

- Mrs. C.J. McCLELLAND of Oakland, Ill., came down to visit friends in this city and be present at the marriage of her sister, Miss Bettie BROWN.

- Mrs. A. SCHERMERHORN and Mrs. C.H. WEST and little daughter, Blanche, returned Wednesday evening from a visit with friends and relatives in St. Louis.

- Mr. Zarda FROST returned Saturday from his business tour through Michigan. He reports having met Mr. S. HURLBUT of Paw Paw. He also called upon Ex-Mayor RASER who is stationed at Jackson.

- Seth FOSTER in his excitement last Wednesday morning loaded an empty beer keg in the mail car. The postal clerk being a republican said it would be of no use to him empty, and they did not take beer kegs by mail.

- Mrs. RAWLINGS returned to her home in Indiana last Tuesday morning. Her daughter, Mrs. C.H. SIX, with whom she had been staying for 2 months, is recovering from her severe sickness, and is now out of danger.

- Mrs. Fred BALKE went to Vincennes, Ind., Tuesday evening.

- Mr. James MAHAN went to St. Louis this morning, on business.

- H.R. HALL and T.E. MERRITT of Salem, were in Kinmundy on business Tuesday last.

- Mrs. WALKER accompanied the Judge to this city Tuesday morning and spent the day with friends here.

- Miss Chestie MILLER, once a resident of Kinmundy, now of Centralia, Ill., is visiting Miss Fodie EAGAN.

- Mrs. Geo. K. JENKINS and daughter, Nettie, returned to their home in Jamestown, Ohio, Tuesday evening.

- Uncle Joseph BARGH has been playing bachelor this week, Mrs. B. being in Chicago on a visit to her sister.

- Mr. William MILLICAN of Washington Territory, is visiting his father and friends in Kinmundy and vicinity.

- Mrs. HAYWOOD went to St. Louis last Saturday in answer to a telegram announcing the severe illness of her son, O.H. HAYWOOD.

- Mr. and Mrs. James ROBBINS of Watterman, Indiana, are visiting Mrs. R.’s uncle, Mr. J.C. HAWORTH and family in this city.

- Mr. A.M. ALLEN has purchased a residence of Mr. W.C. INGRAM on Jefferson street, and will occupy it soon. Consideration, $240.00

- Our lady compositor, Miss Jennie MAHON, returned from Loogootee Wednesday last, her brother, Dr. W.H. MAHON being greatly improved in health.

- Miss Ida VANARNUM departed Wednesday morning for her home in Golden, Colorado, after an extended visit with relatives and friends in Kinmundy. She has resided at Golden over two years, and thinks there is no place like it.

- Died - Near Farina, on Sunday last, Oct. 12, 1884 Mrs. Nancy PORTER, aged 68 years. She was the mother of Mr. Alex PORTER of this place. She was buried in the Kinmundy cemetery on Monday, Rev. GWINN conducting the funeral services.

- Married: At the residence of J.M. ROTAN, on Wednesday eve., Oct 15, 1884, by Rev. Milton GASTON, Rev. Mr. HALEY, of Spring Garden, Ill., to Mrs. Martha E. JACKSON, of Kinmundy. They will reside at Spring Garden.

- Married: At the residence of the bride’s mother, in Kinmundy, on Thursday, Oct. 16, 1884, by Rev. G.T. CLAWSON, Mr. William TULLY of Salem, and Miss Bettie BROWN, of this city, in the presence of a select number of relatives and friends. The bride was the recipient of a number of elegant presents from her friends. A reception will be given the newly married couple by the groom’s parents near Salem this evening. They will commence life under very favorable circumstances, on a farm. May peace and prosperity attend them. The Express was kindly remembered by Mr. and Mrs. TULLY who sent, with their compliments, a choice collection of cake and pickles. When it comes to marriages we always "take the cake" (with thanks) when we can get it.

- Frank SMITH met with a painful accident yesterday afternoon, which will cause him much inconveniences for some time. While cutting cheese this hand slipped on the knife and made a deep gash across the palm of his hand. The wound was dressed by Dr. E.G. FORSHEE, who found it necessary to take a few stitches. This accident is unfortunate for Frank, as he was just getting things under good head way fixing up the store. He has been more accustomed to using the scissors than the knife the past few years.

October 24, 1884:

- Rev. J.H. MORPHIS is on the sick list.

- Ice one quarter of an inch thick this morning.

- Mr. and Mrs. ROBBERTS returned Tuesday to their home in Indiana.

- The Hutchison, Kansas, Interior reports Will H. FREEMAN on the sick list.

- Mrs. Dr. W.O. SMITH returned last Saturday from a summer’s stay at Ree Heights, Dakota.

- Mr. ROHRBOUGH has been out talking temperance this week, and says that Prohibition is booming.

- Harvey ALBERTS and wife of Farmer, Ky., are visiting Mr. A.’s sister, Mrs. F.V. EARLY in this city.

- J.G. WEST and J.W. WILSON went to Springfield Thursday to be present at the reception of Blaine and Logan to day.

- Willie EAGAN, son of E. EAGAN, brought in the paper of June 6, and secured the ten cents. The fruits of advertising.

- Mr. N.V. RAWLINGS departed on Thursday morning prospecting through Southwest Missouri, with a view of leaving Kinmundy.

- Mr. W.F. SONGER returned this week to his home in Ashland, Oregon, after an extended visit with relatives and old friends in this state.

- Ho for Mrs. JONES. The cheapest Millinery store in Kinmundy. Third door south of Bradley’s corner. New goods from Chicago every week.

- Rev. P.C. BASCOM and wife, of Jersey City, New Jersey, are visiting his brother Rev. N. BASCOM at Odin, Ill. They all came up to Kinmundy this morning, and will return this evening.

- Mr. J.B. KING is again on the sick list.

- Mr. J.W. WATSON of Ashley, Ill. has been in town this week on business.

- Miss Myrtle PREWETT of Marshall, Ill, visited her friend Miss Stella FORSHEE in this city last Wednesday.

- H. and F. BALKE last Friday purchased of S.R. CARRIGAN near Salem a thorough bred Durham calf for $100. It will pay better than a scrub at $10.

- Mr. and Mrs. C.E. LYNCH returned to their home in Davis City, Iowa, last Wednesday, accompanied by his sister, Miss Emma LYNCH, who will make her home with them.

- Preparations are being made by the Democrats for the grandest rally of the campaign one week from today, when Hon. Josh ALLEN and Gen. W.B. ANDERSON will be here. The meeting will be held in the afternoon at Shelton’s grove. Everybody cordially invited.

- Married - At the residence of the bride’s father, Mr. Ben DOOLEN on Tuesday, October 21st 1884, by Rev. J.H. BALLANCE, Mr. Theodore GARRETT and Miss Icy D. DOOLEN, in the presence of fully one hundred relatives and friends of the contracting parties. The Express was kindly remembered with a bountiful donation of most excellent cake, for which they have our most grateful thanks. May their journey through life be an uninterrupted dream of pleasure is our sincere wish.

- Mrs. B.C. PRUETT of Makenda, Ill. is visiting her husband’s people in this city.

- The Prohibition Glee club went to Omega Wednesday evening to furnish music for a party rally.

- Mr. and Mrs. J.C. GUNN went to Springfield Wednesday to visit their son, and see Blaine and Logan.

- Mr. J.W. JONES of Foster and his cousin, Miss FRENCH of Alma, went to Springfield Thursday to see the (man who wants to be) next President of the United States.

- Information reached here this week of the death of Dr. J.D. BEVIER, a former physician in this city, which occurred at his home in Sibley, Ill., on the 16th inst.

- North Fork News: School commenced at Arnold’s Chapel on the 15th inst. Massey ARNOLD, teacher.

- North Fork News: A minister of the M.E. church, south and his family, moving from Montgomery to Wayne county, spent the night with Mr. J.F. JONES last week.

- North Fork News: Several are talking of going to Springfield on the excursion Friday from this vicinity.

- North Fork News: Will MORRIS, Sam HOLT, John DOOLEN and Jemes ARNOLD have all gone to the Centralia fair with stock this week.

- North Fork News: Quite a crowd at the Democratic township meeting last Saturday to hear Messrs. JENNINGS and MERRIT of Salem. The Kinmundy glee club and North Fork band gave them some music.

- North Fork News: Candy pulling at Mr. BUNDY’s last Friday night.

- North Fork News: Kissing Party at John Mass ARNOLD’s last Monday night.

- North Fork News: The Vernon boys came up to play the Burg boys a game of baseball last Saturday, but the Burg boys were too much for them, the score being 11 to 9, in favor of the Burg.

October 31, 1884:

- Mrs. J.H. MORPHIS returned last Monday from an extended visit with her parents in Johnson county.

- Miss Jennie McDONALD of Edgewood , Ill., visited friends in this city last week, returning home on Saturday.

- Mr. C. WETTER has made quite an addition in the way of shelves, etc. to his grocery store. He is constantly increasing his stock.

- Died - Oct. 25th, 1884, William, infant son of Wm. and Alma BAGOTT aged 8 months. Funeral services were conducted on Monday by Rev. R.M. GWINN.

- Mr. W.H. SIMPSON has sold the residence recently purchased to his mother, Mrs. Sarah SIMPSON, for $800. Henry starts for Kansas next Wednesday to seek his fortune in that state.

- Miss Nellie DISS, a young lady about 18 years old, who recently moved with her father from this place to Iola, Ill., was brought here for burial on Wednesday last. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. W.N. GERARD, who has promised us an obituary for next week.

- Mr. Ellis JARRETT, accompanied by his wife and adopted son, is visiting his mother, Mrs. A.E. HARVEY in this city, after an absence of there years. Ellis is located at Springfield, Mo., in the employ of the St. Louis & San Francisco railroad, as fireman. He was a good boy and is making a good man of himself.

- Nancy BROOKS PORTER, was born in Muskingun Co., Ohio, Jan. 31, 1817, was married to Thornton PORTER in the year 1837, moved to this state in 1865, in which she lived the remainder of her life. She joined the M.E. church when very young, and lived a consistent member of the same until the day of her death. She died Oct. 12th 1884. She leaves two sons and a daughter to mourn her death.

- Death of O.H. HAYWOOD: Died - In St. Louis, Mo. on Saturday, Oct. 25, 1884, Mr. O.H. HAYWOOD, aged about 25 years. Some weeks ago his mother was called to see him. He was afflicted with typhoid fever. On Saturday last he died, and on Sunday evening his remains were brought to this city by his mother and friend, Roe HOGG, with whom he went to St. Louis about 3 years ago. The funeral took place on Monday, from the residence of Capt. W.C. REEDER, conducted by Rev. W.N. GERARD, and he was laid to rest in the city cemetery beside his father, who preceded him to the grave not long ago. The funeral was largely attended by friends of the family, and the Kinmundy band, of which deceased was once a member, turned out in full uniform with instruments draped in mourning in honor of the dead, and played two pieces of music over the grave of their departed friend and associate. Mrs. _______________.

- An Awful Accident: Frank CHALFANT Horribly Mangled by the Cars: This (Friday) afternoon about half past three o’clock, Frank, the ten year old son of Mrs. Mary CHALFANT, while swinging on a freight train going south through here, slipped and fell under the wheels, several cars passing over him, crushing both legs off at the thigh. He was almost immediately carried by sympathizing friends to the home of his grief-stricken mother where he now lies in a critical condition. Drs. CAMERER and FORSHEE were called to attend him, and at this writing are waiting for reaction to set in, so that chloroform can be administered and the amputation performed. The shock is so terrible that it is fearful the unfortunate boy will no be able to undergo the operations. Saturday morning - Death relieved the poor boy of his sufferings about half past eight o’clock Friday evening. The funeral will take place on Sunday, but what hour we are unable to learn at the time of going to press.

- Mr. E.G. MENDENHALL today received a car load of fruit trees and nursery stock of the best varieties.

- Ex-Sheriff I.D. LEAR addressed the Cleveland and Hendricks Club at Eagan’s hall last Tuesday night. One excellent feature of his speech was its brevity.

- Born: To Mr. and Mrs. S.J. ALLEN on Monday, Oct. 27th, 1884, a boy.

- Read This Carefully and Note It Down! Commencing with tomorrow, we will Deliver Free, all goods bought of us. Leave your orders, and we will deliver twice a day. At 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Orders not left before 10, will not be delivered until the afternoon, unless very close to the store. Business Men Remember It! You will be saved many an arm or back ache by carrying home a heavy load of provisions. We will deliver them free. We do this as an accommodation, and not because we have to. Therefore we hope it will be appreciated by our customers. We are trying to keep our stock up, do anything that is right, to make our store your trading place for Groceries. We have the only Exclusive Grocery Store in Kinmundy, so the chances are you will find everything in that line with us. SMITH & DEIWERT. This week, we have Sugar Cured Hams, Sorghum Molasses, White Beans, Cabbage, Turnips, Apples, Sauer Kraut, Hominy, etc. S. & D.

November 7, 1884:

- Chas. GAMMON of Effingham, spent the Sabbath in this city. Alex FERGUSON was here the Sunday before.

- Mr. John HANSON came down from near Champaign to vote for Blaine and Oglesby, and see his family.

- Dr. J.D. CAMERER now rides in an elegant new sulky, built by Allen Bros. and Eagan Bros. It is a daisy.

- Mr. Fred WETTER orders the Express sent to his sister-in-law, Mrs. Mattie BRAUNICK, Little Rock, Ark.

- Miss Minnie TYNER, of Mason, came down Saturday evening to visit her sister, Jennie, and aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. O.N. TYNER.

- Mr. H.V. JONES came home from East Tennessee Saturday to spend a week with his family in this city, and to be here to vote on election day.

- Mr. Dan GUNN came home from St. Louis to visit his parents, see his girl and vote for Blaine and Logan, combining "business", pleasure, and patriotism.

- Mr. Owen W. GEORGE returned to his home in Arkansas City, Kan., last Wed., morning, after a six weeks visit with parents and friends in Kinmundy.

- Mr. WARNER went home to vote. Mr. F.A. PRUETT took charge of the school during his absence, and VAN LOVELL presided in Mr. PRUETT’s room Monday and Tuesday.

- On account of a difference of one work in our last issue, the Express was threatened with a suit for slander. It is a girl instead of a boy at the home of Samuel J. ALLEN.

- The Alma M.E. Church having adopted the envelope system for collecting the pastor’s salary, sent to the Express for 1000 envelopes, which were promptly furnished.

- Mr. Johnathan POWERS, brother to the late Capt. Dias POWERS, of this city, died at his home in Sandoval on Wed., Nov. 5, 1884, aged about 65 years. His niece, Mrs. Stella WILSON, attended the funeral.

- Mr. and Mrs. Sid SMITH came down from Effingham last Saturday morning and brought their little son, Chauncey to see his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W.C. REEDER. Sid returned Monday, but Mrs. SMITH and the little fellow will remain some weeks in this city.

- Mr. Joel YOUNGKIN went to Alton Wednesday and returned Thursday

- Miss Belle ARNOLD departed for Mobile, Alabama, Thursday evening on a visit to friends in the south.

- Howard BROTHERS, dentist, pulled up stakes in this city, and departed for San Francisco, California, on Wednesday last.

- Rev. W.A. MANGUM started with his family for Newport, Ark., on Thursday last, intending to make that place his future home.

- Mrs. J.C. DeVORE went to Cincinnati Thursday evening to join her husband at that place near which they expects to reside. Mrs. E. HUMPHREY accompanied Mrs. D. as far as Seymour Indiana.

- The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.N. TERRY of St. Louis, was brought to Kinmundy for burial on Tuesday last. The funeral took place from the residence of Mrs. M.E. HOLLISTER, conducted by Rev. N. BASCOM, of Odin. The child was born Oct. 2 and died Nov. 2, 1884. Mr. and Mrs. TERRY (nee Miss Carrie HASELTINE) have the sympathy of a host of friends in this community, in the loss of their little treasure.

- Wedding Bells: Married at the residence of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Matthew HUMPHREY, three miles south of Kinmundy, Ill., on Tuesday, Nov. 4th 1884, Mr. Homer R. STEVENSON and Miss Clara HUMPHREY, both of Marion county. The ceremony was performed by the writer, in the presence of quite a number of friends and relatives. The bride and bridegroom were tastefully attired in the latest costumes. At 20 minutes past seven o’clock supper was announced. On entering the spacious dining room we found a table fairly groaning under the heavy load of almost everything that would satisfy the perishing natures of mankind, and such as can only be furnished by those living in the rural districts. At 45 minutes past nine o’clock the last guest left the table. On inquiry we learned the 74 persons had eaten supper. Still the supply was greater than the demand. There must have been at least twelve baskets of "fragments" taken up. Miss Jennie MAHON and others furnished some excellent music, much to the enjoyment of all present. Mr. and Mrs. HUMPHREY know how to make one feel pleasant and at home in their company. After 10 o’clock the crowd began to disperse to go home. List of Presents: Walnut cased, eight day, clock, by Lewey BOYNTON and brothers, and BRUBAKER brothers; Cake basket, by P.A. and Mary SHRIVER; Toilet set by Ed STEVENSON and sister; Small clock, Authur HUMPHREY; Glass water pitcher, Mrs. Mary WARNER; single pickle dish, P.A. and Mary SHRIVER; Glass bread plate, Mrs. Mary A. DAVIS; Parlor lamp, SCHWARTZ Brothers; Hair Brush, M.A. STEVENSON; Water PITCHER, Mr. and Mrs. COFFMAN; Napkin ring, George SPECE; Set of napkins, Mr. and Mrs. Mace SEE; Silver vase, J.W. GRIFFIN; Silver butter dish and knife, Mr. and Mrs. C.M. ROSE; Heating Stove, Mrs. DeVORE; Lamp Mat, Helen DeVORE; Bed spread, Annie and Maggie HUMPHREY; Pair fancy towels, Mr. and Mrs. R.P. ABBOTT; Silver sugar spoon, Carrie GRIFFIN; Silver sugar spoon, Martin GRAMLEY; Hanging lamp, wash bowl and pitcher, Mr. and Mrs. M. HUMPHREY; Double pickle castor, Messrs, J.W. WILSON, W.H. SIMPSON, J.T. SIMPSON, R.F. LAWSON, and wives; Mrs. W.O. SMITH; Misses Mattie ALLEN, Mattie SIMPSON, Fodie EAGAN and Jennie MAHON, Messrs, Myron DEIWERT and James FISH. Five dollar note, M.H. STEVENSON; One hundred and eighty acres of land, situated in Tonti township, Samuel E. STEVENSON. Mr. and Mrs. STEVENSON will located near Salem, Ill., where we trust they may live a long, useful, prosperous and pleasant life, and that they may be a blessing to the community in which they live, is the desire of all friends. J.H. MORPHIS.

- Died: At Iola, Ill., Oct. 28, 1884. Miss Nellie, daughter of Brother F. DISS. Nellie was once a resident of this county, and was loved by all who knew her. After her mother died, some years ago, she had no settled home for a time, during which time she spent some months in Decatur, Ill., where she professed religion at a revival meeting confessed religion at a revival meeting conducted by Rev. Mr. HARRISON, and united with the Missionary Baptist church in which she lived an acceptable member until she left for Iola, Ill, where she took charge of the household cares of her father. She then asked for and obtained a letter of dismission and recommendation from the church at Decatur, intending to deposit the same with the Baptist Church at Iola; but when an opportunity was offered there, she was at home sick and was never able to be out afterwards. But notwithstanding all this, she died in triumph of a living faith. Her funeral was attended by the writer, at the Sherman school house, on the 29th of October, in the midst of a large crowd and sympathetic audience, demonstrating the fact that she had many friends, in her old neighborhood. Nellie sleeps, but not forever; Nellie weeps no more forever. Nellie’s labor on earth is done, Her reward in Heaven has just begun. W.N. GERARD, Kinmundy, Ill.

- Died - At Kinmundy, Ill. Oct 31, ‘84, Little Frankie, son of sister Mary CHALFANT. Frankie, while in company with some other boys, not thinking of the danger, undertook to catch on the south bound freight train to ride a ways, and was thrown under it, and badly mangled, which resulted in his death between, eight and nine o’clock in the same evening. The pale reaper, death, has often selected the fairest, tenderest, and most beloved flower of the family as in this case. At the residence on Sunday, Nov. 2d at 2 o’clock, the funeral was attended by the writer, assisted by Rev. J.H. MORPHIS, in the midst of a large and weeping audience. It seemed that every heart was stirred to its sympathetic depth. God bless you all in your sad loss, and may you ever wine the white flower of love about the sweet memory of little Frankie. Frankie died to earth’s sorrows, Frankie lives for joys higher, Frank sings beyond the sky, Where pleasures never die. W.N. GERARD, Kinmundy, Ill.

- North Fork Items: Eli W. JONES and wife have gone to Chester this week.

- North Fork Items: Billy ROBB sold a yearling mule last week for $112.50.

- North Fork Items: Uncle Ben MAHON preached at North Fork last Sunday night.

- North Fork Items: Henry WARREN has moved his sawmill back to North Fork.

- North Fork Items: Elroy ARNOLD is attending the Kinmundy school this winter.

- North Fork Items: Will MORRIS had an overcoat stolen from him at the Salem fair last week.

- North Fork Items: The school at North Fork was dismissed last week. Alvin took in the Salem Fair.

- North Fork Items: Sam NICHOLS of St. Clair county, was visiting friends and relatives on North Fork last week.

- North Fork Items: The North Fork boys took stock to the Salem fair and got several premiums, namely, Will MORRIS, Mac ROBB, John DOOLEN, Eli W. JONES, George CONANT.

- North Fork Items: Quite a number went to Springfield on the excursion, to see Blaine and Logan. Among them were Eli W. JONES and wife, J.W. ARNOLD and wife, James BUZZ, Willie ARNOLD, John W. JONES, and Wes MORGAN.

Nov. 14, 1884 until end of year: No papers 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.

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