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

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Jan. 21, 1909:

- Marshal Slain: Flora, Ill., Jan. 16 - Ex-Mayor R.M. ADDUDDLE of this city, shot and almost instantly killed Night Marshal Z.T. SHIPLEY here last night as a result of an old grudge. He then went home and retired. ADDUDDELL went to his home about 8 o’clock last night and procured a shot gun. He then went to a dark place on West North avenue and discharged the gun twice, it is charged, thereby drawing SHIPLEY to the spot. When SHIPLEY arrived he told ADDUDDELL to stop shooting. SHIPLEY made a move toward him and ADDUDDELL fired. The charge took effect in SHIPLEY’s neck and chin. The wounded man staggered a short distance and fell dead. A crowd gathered quickly but the slayer kept them away by threatening them with his gun. He was found asleep in bed this morning by the Sheriff and was arrested. ADDUDDLE is well known in this city as he ran a saloon here several years ago.

- The dance given by the Clover Leaf Club of Brubaker, Saturday night at the K. of P. hall in this city was well attended and a good time enjoyed by all.

- Oscar COX, of Meacham township, has opened a new restaurant in the opera house block in the room first door west of N.A. RICE.

- Advertisement: Closing Out Sale. On account of failing health, I have decided to give up my business and sell AT COST all of my immense stock and merchandise except groceries and Wall paper. Three Large Rooms. $18,000 worth of merchandise going at cost! This sale begins Jan. 25th, Closes February 20th. Remember this sale lasts just four weeks. Take advantage of it. N.L. GANT, Farina. (*)

- Advertisement: When in need of Nails, Bolts, Locks of all kinds, axes, hatchets, hammers, pocket knives, table cutlery, copper nickel plated ware, heating stoves, cook stoves, ranges, pumps, kitchen sinks, etc., etc. I’ll be glad to show you. Ellis WOLFE.

Jan. 28, 1906:

- Removal! After Feb. 1st we will occupy the O.N. TYNER Studio, over the postoffice, where we will be glad to meet our friends and patrons. Being overstocked with several different styles of cards we have decided to cut the price to the following figures while they last. Come at Once! Don’t Wait!! He who always waits generally waits always. Remember the place - TYNER’s old stand over P.O. C.L. FOSTER’s. (*)

- Yesterday was the 77th birthday of I.T. DILLON and was spent by him with his wife at the home of Dr. and Mrs. E.G. FORSHEE. Mr. DILLON is enjoying general god health.

- Montgomery WILSON of Decatur visited here Friday with his brother, J.W. WILSON and family.

- Farina Express: S.B. GWIN and wife, and C.A. SWITZER and wife were in Altamont last Friday attending the big birthday dinner in honor of G.W. GWIN.

- Frank COX went to Oblong Friday to visit his brother, Lyman COX and family, who are engaged in the restaurant business.

Feb. 4, 1909:

- Omega Express: R.M. and J.M. SCHOOLEY were called to Farina Sunday to attend the funeral of their niece, Mrs. HOLIDAY.

- J. McILWAIN of Findlay has traded a farm to J.W. BROOM, of Alma, for a stock of merchandise and has moved the store to this city and occupy the SEE building opposite the opera house.

- A new son arrived at the home of W.H. MORGAN and wife, in Foster township last Friday.

- Guy BARBEE is visiting in O’Fallon with his brother, Fred and family.

- E.A. SNELLING left Friday a.m. for Ensley, Ala., where he expects to spend two or three weeks visiting his sons, Hallett and Lee and wives.

- Last Saturday morning, J.W. WHITTENBURG, wife, daughter, Miss Clemmie, and sons, Guy and Harry, returned home from Beulah, Colo., where they have been in the interests of the ill health of Guy. He stood the trip home fine, and is getting along very nicely.

Feb. 11, 1909:

- Fire Dept. Elects: A meeting of the members of the Kinmundy Volunteer Fire Department was held last Friday evening and the following officers were elected for the ensuing year: N.A. RICE - Chief; Ellis WOLFE - 1st Ass’t Chief; F.W. KILLIE - 2d Ass’t Chief; J.T. BROWN - Engine Foreman; W.H. STORRS - Ass’t Engine Foreman; C.F. PRUETT - Hose Captain; J.L. LASWELL - 1st Ass’t Hose Captain; G.M. NIRIDER - 2d Ass’t Hose Captain; F.E. NELMS, Marion BRANSON, F.O. GRISSOM - Ladder Man; F.O. GRISSOM - Sec. and Treas. The Treasurer’s report for the past year was read showing a balance on hand of $24.39. The 1st Assistant Chief was instructed two axes to be added to the engine equipment. On motion the department adjourned to meet on Friday night, Feb. 26, at which time all members are requested to be present.

- Obituary: Mrs. Verlin PARRISH HOLADAY (or commonly called Dolly) was born in Kinmundy, Jan. 14, 1884, and died Jan. 23d, 1909, aged 25 years, 8 days. She was married to Homer HOLADAY, Nov. 27 and went with her husband to Arthur, Ill., to reside. She came to Farina during the holidays and spent one week pleasantly with her mother when she was stricken with typhoid fever and after a brief illness of three short weeks was called to answer the roll by the Heavenly Father, who doeth all things well. She united with the M.E. church South near Kinmundy at an early age living a faithful and consistent life until the end. The funeral services were conducted at the home of her mother in Farina on Sunday, Jan. 24th, conducted by Rev. W.A. ALLEN, and her body laid to rest beside that of her father in Evergreen cemetery at Kinmundy. She leaves to mourn their loss a husband, mother, three brothers and three sisters, all of whom were present at the funeral except one brother, Edward E. PARISH, of Iowa. Also a host of other relatives and friends.

- G.N. MORGAN of Chicago and W.M. MORGAN of Denver Colo., arrived her Wed. morning to attend the funeral of their sister, Mrs. W.S. CONANT.

- W.W. BAGOTT, wife and daughter Miss Anna are in Farina today attending the funeral of Mrs. B’s father, J.W. BROWN.

- Henry SHAFER and daughter-in-law, Mrs. Thos. SHAFER, and children returned last Friday from Glasgow, Mont., where they went a few weeks ago. Thos. is coming through with the car and is expected to arrive any time. They did not like the cold weather in that country and decided old Marion county a pretty good place to live.

- John W. BROWN, an old resident of this place, died Tuesday morning after a short illness of pneumonia fever. Funeral services were held today.

- Sidney EAGAN has moved his family to West Plains, Mo. where he is engaged in farming.

Feb. 18, 1909:

- Thomas HARVEY: Thomas HARVEY was born in Marion county near Alma in 1867, and departed this life at his home in this city, Saturday, Feb. 13, having attained the age of 42 years. He was united in marriage to Miss Cora CRIST in 1891. To this union two children were born, one son and one daughter. The daughter with the wife survives him, the son having passed away in infancy. He was converted at the age of 16 years and united with the Methodist church at Alma. About four years ago he removed with his family to this city and has resided here ever since. In his last hours he assured his family he was ready to go. Funeral services were hld at the family home Sunday morning at ten o’clock, conducted by Rev. J.B. CUMMINS and interment made in Evergreen Cemetery.

- Obituary: Agnes Isabel MORGAN was born on Aug. 25, 1858, and departed this life at her home in Kinmundy at 1:35 a.m. Monday, Feb. 8, 1909, at the age of 50 years, 5 months, and 13 days. She was converted near the age of 20 years and not long thereafter became a member of the Methodist church at North Fork. On November 28, 1877, she was united in marriage with W.S. CONANT. To this union six children were born, four boys and two girls - Martha, Gracie, William, George, Clarence, and Louis. Martha having died in infancy, Gracie died at the age of three, and Willie at the age of six years. Mrs. CONANT had a high regard for religion and was always pleased to talk of the things pertaining to the Kingdom of God. She was a faithful and dutiful wife, bearing the burdens of life with her husband, with patience and kindness. She loved her family and was ready to make any sacrifice for their comfort and happiness. For a number of years she had been afflicted but she bore her affliction with fortitude and courage. She died in the triumphs of a living faith, her last words were, Blessed Lord Jesus. She leaves to mourn their great loss a husband, three sons, grandson, an aged father, three brothers, and two sisters, besides a host of other relatives and friends. The funeral services were held at the M.E. church Wednesday the 10th conducted by Rev. J.B. CUMMINS, under the auspices of the Royal Neighbors and interment in Evergreen cemetery.

- Dennis HOPPER: Dennis HOPPER, the venerable father of Rev. W.J. HOPPER, died at the home of the latter, two miles west of Norris City, at 6 o’clock last Monday morning after several years of failing health. Funeral services were conducted at the M.E. Church in this city at 11:00 o’clock a.m. Wednesday by District Superintendent J.S. CUMMINS of Carmi, assisted by Rev. S.L. ROSER pastor the Presbyterian church in this city, after which the remains were laid to rest in Ebenezer Cemetery. The following concerning the life of the deceased has been furnished us: Dennis HOPPER was born in Putnam Co., New York, Aug. 29, 1822, and died at the home of his son, William J. HOPPER, Feb. 1, 1909, aged 86 years, 5 months, and 2 days. He was married to Arvilla TRAVIS Oct. 11, 1843. To them were born five children - Mrs. Ophelia SCHWARTZ of Rankin, Ill.; Mrs. Georgiana SEARCH of Seymour, Mo.; Mrs. Effie HANSON (deceased), Richard HOPPER who died in childhood, and Wm. J. HOPPER of Norris City, Ill. He was converted and joined the M.E. church at the age of 17 and to the end remained a loyal member. He served for years as Sunday school superintendent, class leader and steward, helping to organize churches and Sunday schools where none had been before. He came to Illinois and settled in Ford county in 1856. Wolves and deer were then a common sight. He moved to Marion County, Ill., in 1866 where he lived 22 years. Since then he has spent most of the time with his children. He came to live with his son, Wm. J. HOPPER, near Norris City, four years ago. He was an honest, truthful man, very positive in his opinions; was a strong temperance advocate and an earnest Christian. He was very sympathetic and generous to a fault. He falls like a full ripe sheaf at the end of a well spent life, leaving behind him the wife of his youth, three grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. (Norris City Record, Feb. 4, 09.)

- Farina Express: Peter SWITZER and family have moved into their new home which has been recently built in place of the one destroyed by fire.

- Farina Express: Mrs. T.V. BROOM of Stewardson, died last Thursday after an illness of a little more than a week. The body was brought to this place for burial accompanied by the husband and two daughters. The funeral services were held at the M.E. church Sunday under the auspices of the Eastern Star Chapter.

- Farina Express: Henry SPORLEER lost his family mule a few days ago. The animal was prized very highly and was 33 years old.

- W.H. STORRS has been spending the past week at Atlanta, Ill., with his brother, Fred STORRS.

- The family of Lloyd CROSETT have been entertaining for a few days an uncle, G.W. WEBSTER, of New York, a brother, J.B. CROSETT, also of New York, and a sister Mrs. HALL of Kansas City.

- C.A. and E.S. COMBS, Jrs., were in Finley Sunday attending the funeral of their grandfather.

- E.A. SNELLING has returned home from a visit in Ensley, Ala. with his sons, Hallet and Lee, and wives.

Feb. 25, 1909:

- SNELLING-CALLON: Friends of Mrs. Hallie CALLON, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James MACKETT of this city, will be surprised to learn of her marriage yesterday to Mr. Wilfred G. SNELLING, a son of George SNELLING and wife of Kinmundy, Ill. SNELLING has been a resident of Edwardsville for more than a year and has held a position at the Banner Clay Works. Three days ago, he took a short vacation and yesterday he and Mrs. CALLON went to St. Louis to be married. They made their plans with great secrecy and as a result the news of their approaching wedding was not known to their friends. Mrs. MACKETT, the mother, was greatly surprised this morning when she was called to the telephone and stated that ___ no previous intimation of the affair. Mr. and Mrs. SNELLING _______ here last evening and did not tell their friends that they had been married. Mrs. SNELLING appeared as usual this morning at the office of H.C. GERKE, where she is employed and it was not until noon that there was any demonstration. Both SNELLING and his wife went to the Pfeiffer Hotel for dinner, where they were captured by friends and literally showered with rice. (Edwardsville Intellegencer, Feb. 15)

- Mrs. John BROWN: _____ HUMES BROWN was born in White Co., Ill., Feb. 18, 1873 and died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1909, aged 35 years, 6 days. She was married to John Henry BROWN on April 15, 1902. At the age of 15 she was converted and joined the M.E. church South. She was a kind, loving and patient wife and mother and a much loved neighbor. She leaves to mourn their loss a husband and three small children, besides a number of other relatives. The funeral services were held this morning from the Baptist church, conducted by Rev. M.A. COX, pastor of the M.E. church South, and interment made in Evergreen Cemetery.

- Mrs. John PITT and little daughter of Indianapolis, are visiting here with her parents, Wallace HULTS and family.

- Tom WITWER, wife and babe of Neoga, spent Sunday here with his brothers, C.W. and R.W. WITWER and families. They were accompanied by his sister, Miss Celia, who had been visiting here.

- John WHITMAN of Okla., visited here yesterday with A.W. SONGER and family and Miss M.A. SONGER.

- T.E. PRICKETT of St. Louis spent Sunday here with his mother.

- Mrs. James HAWORTH of Tower Hill is visiting here with her sister, Mrs. J.W. ALLEN and other relatives and friends.

- The latest arrival in Kinmundy is John Franklin HASELDEN, a fine ten pound boy who made his arrival at the home of Mr. and Mrs. David R. HASELDEN this morning at three o’clock.

- Ernest KAGY has sold his interest in the Midway Hotel to Mrs. S.A. HASELDEN, who is conducting the business. Ernest if erecting a new house on his farm seven miles south of town where he expects to move in the early spring.

- Chas. COCKRELL of Chicago, spent Sunday in this city with his wife and little son at the home of her mother, Mrs. E.V. FISHER.

- Mr. and Mrs. I.D. INGRAM are the proud parents of a new girl which arrived at their home last Wednesday.

- Mrs. Aaron WALKINGTON of Michigan, returned home yesterday after a visit here with her sisters, Mrs. W.W. BAGOTT and Mrs. Harve BRANSON.

- A new boy arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lon HAMMERS last Saturday.

March 4, 1909:

- ALLEN-WISSELL: A very pretty wedding occurred at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A.A. SHULZ, 415 W. 70th St., Chicago, on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 28th, 1909, at 2:00 o’clock, when her brother, Mr. Uriah S. ALLEN was united in marriage with Miss Eleanor WISSELL of Chicago, the Rev. Frank L. ANDERSON, pastor of the Normal Park Baptist church performing the ceremony. The wedding was a very quiet affair only the immediate relatives being present. After congratulations an excellent dinner was served by Mrs. SHULTZ and the remainder of the evening spent pleasantly. Mrs. ALLEN, whose home is in Chicago is not a stranger to Kinmundy people, as she, by her genial, frank manner and pleasant disposition, won a great many friends during her visit here last summer. Mr. ALLEN, who is a son of S.J. ALLEN, of this city, and is a former Kinmundy boy, having resided here until the last few years when he has made his home in Chicago in the employ of The Washington Shirt Co. He is a bright young man of good moral character and his many friends in this city extend congratulations. They will be at home after April 1st, 1022 E. 59th St., Chicago.

- 60th Mile Post: Last Friday was the 60th birthday of W.B. LLOYD, and in order to make the event one to be remembered Mrs. LLOYD planned a surprise for him and served a six o’clock supper in his office in the Elder building. Those present were the two Sunday school classes of Mr. and Mrs. LLOYD and Rev. and J.W. RITCHEY. The affair was so planned that it was an entire surprise to Mr. LLOYD and the evening was very pleasantly spent by all. The table was decorated with beautiful red carnations, the gift of Mr. LLOYD’s mother who resides in Northern Illinois and is 83 years old. Mr. LLOYD is a very active man for his age and at the birthday surprise proved himself to be one of the youngest "boys" in the crowd.

- A Happy Birthday: Mrs. Eliza A. SMITH, a former resident of Kinmundy, spent her 87th birthday very pleasantly Saturday, Feb. 27th, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lyda POTTER, near Culver, Kan. Post cards and kind words of congratulations had been arriving for several days until Saturday they came in a shower. A number of friends and relatives gathered at the residence of Mr. Potter to enjoy this remarkable anniversary and partake of an excellent ________ by the hostess. (*)

- FULTON-GRAY: On Saturday evening, Feb. 20, occurred a pretty wedding at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. S. GRAY, residing four miles north of Tonti, Ill., when their lovely daughter, Miss Nellie, was united in marriage with John R. FULTON of Odin. Just 28 years from this date the brides parents were married and it was planned for this to take place on their anniversary. Quite a number of guests were assembled in the parlor and as Miss Clara HINES was playing the wedding march, the happy couple entered the room and standing at the alter were united in marriage, Rev. J.H. BALLANCE performing the ceremony. After congratulations refreshments were served and the remainder of the evening very pleasantly spent. They received some beautiful and useful presents. Mr. and Mrs. T.J. FULTON of Odin, parents of the groom, and Rev. and Mrs. J.H. BALLANCE of Kinmundy were among the guests.

- Mrs. N.S. SUTTON attended the funeral of her grandmother, Mrs. E. DIAL at Clarksburg Wednesday.

- W.H. DANIELS and wife of Chynne, Okla., have been visiting here this week with her sister, Mrs. J.J. HUBERT and family, and while here made this office a pleasant call.

- D.C. ROSE and wife of Tulsa, Okla., visited here the first of the week with his sister, Mrs. Mary E. JACK and family east of town.

- Mrs. J.R. KELLEY and children left yesterday morning for Tiban, New Mexico, where the husband has located on a homestead. They were accompanied to Kansas City by her father, H.W. SEE, Sr.

March 11, 1909:

- A Pleasant Surprise: Friday, March 5th, was Mr. Louis J. LACEY’s 38th birthday. A number of his friends determined to celebrate the occasion, so they met at his residence and prepared to give him a surprise. They secreted themselves in the house and as he entered they pounced upon him and gave him such a pounding as he had not had for years. After the storm was over and quiet restored the guests were invited to the dining room where a sumptuous dinner was in waiting. The table fairly groaned under the burden of good things calculated to tempt the appetite or make glad the heart of man, to which all did ample justice, especially Messrs. WALTERS and WARREN. Fears were entertained that the surprise would shatter Mr. LACEY’s nerves, but in as much as he ate at both first and second table it is hoped he will survive the shock. After a time of fun and merry making the guests departed wishing Mr. LACEY many returns of the day and a liberal supply of ham.

- New Deputy Sheriff: J.T. ARNOLD of this city has received the appointment as deputy Sheriff of Marion county and left this morning for Salem to assume the duties of the office. Mr. ARNOLD’s many friends here congratulate him on his success, and all feel that no better selection could have been made by Sheriff MICHELS.

- Birthday Celebrated: On Tuesday evening, March 9th, a party of young people, assembled at the home of Mr. and Mrs. N.A. RICE to celebrate the 15th birthday anniversary of their son Chauncey. When he returned from taking his shorthand lesson, they rushed upon him and the fun began. The evening was spent in music and games. On the table where dainty refreshments were served was a beautiful birthday cake and 15 lighted candles. The cake contained the traditional thimble, button, and dime. According to these Edson JONES marries rich, Louis CONANT will be a bachelor, and John HENSLEY works for a living. The girls presented him a scarf pin and the boys a signet ring. They departed wishing him many happy birthdays.

- Thomas R. MARLOW died at his home one mile east of Omega Tuesday afternoon at 1 o’clock after a lingering illness. The funeral service was held today.

- E.O. SHULTZ and wife, of Chicago, are rejoicing over the arrival of a little daughter at their home Sunday morning. Mrs. SHULTZ was formerly Miss Julia STEEN.

- Henry WRIGHT and wife, of Marine, Ill., visited here a few days last week with his brother, Sam, and Prof. L.T. BABCOCK and family.

- Miss Anna ROBB came down from Champaign Tuesday evening to visit here mother, Mrs. W.W. ROBB, three miles west of Kinmundy.

March 18, 1909:

- ARNOLD Didn’t Accept: In last week’s issue, we stated that J.T. ARNOLD of this city had gone to Salem to accept the position as Deputy Sheriff. Mr. ARNOLD went to Salem last Thursday and found that the conditions were such that the salary of the office would not justify him to accept the appointment and he returned the same night with the intention of remaining in Kinmundy where he owns a nice home and can live without an office. The people of Kinmundy are glad to learn that Mr. ARNOLD and family are going to remain with us.

- Guy L. WHITTENBURG: Guy L. WHITTENBURG, died at the home of his grandmother, Mrs. A.J. JOHNSON, in this city Monday evening, March 15th at 5:15 o’clock after an illness of almost three years, aged 22 years, 9 months, and 11 days. The funeral service was held in the M.E. church Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock, the services being conducted by Rev. M.A. COX, pastor of the M.E. church South, assisted by Rev. J.B. CUMMINS, pastor of the M.E. church. The music was furnished by the members of the M.E. and Christian Church choirs. The interment was made in Evergreen Cemetery. The deceased was a member of Campground M.E. church South and was a young man that was highly honored by everybody wand was not known to have a single enemy. During his afflictions of lung trouble he has been given the best of medical attention and for two years resided in the mountains of Colorado, but the change of climate did not help his case and a few weeks ago he returned home. Since the return here he has been able to be up and has been down in town a few times, but on Monday of last week he suffered an extraordinary severe hemorrhage and since that time he gradually grew weaker until the end came. The deceased leaves father, brother, sister, grandmother, stepmother, uncle and host of other relatives to mourn his demise and the community at large extends heartfelt sympathy to all.

- J.B. McBRYDE Dead: Tuesday a telegram was received here announcing the death of J.B. McBRYDE at his home in Nashville, Tenn. A few days ago Mr. McBRYDE suffered stroke of paralysis and since that time he had gradually grown weaker. The funeral service was held yesterday and interment made in the Nashville cemetery. The deceased was formerly a resident and leading business man of Kinmundy and was well known by almost everybody in this part of the country. For several years he has resided in the South.

- T.M. MARLOW: Was born Feb. 17, 1857, died March 9, 1909, aged 52 years and 20 days. He was married to Adelia PHILLIPS Nov. 14, 1878, and to this union was born 12 children, one having preceded him to the spirit world. He was converted in 1882 and joined the Methodist church and has since lived a consistent Christian life. He leaves to mourn their great loss a wife, 11 children, 4 sons, and 7 daughters, 4 brothers, 5 sisters, a stepmother, and a host of other relatives and friends. The funeral services were held on Thursday, March 11th at the church in Omega, conducted by Rev. BETHARDS, and the body laid to rest in the Millican cemetery, east of Omega.

- Obituary: Celia Ann KINNAMON was born Sept. 27, 1827, at Chilcothe, Ohio, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J.D. SPARKS in Kinmundy, Ill., on Tuesday morning, March 16, 1909, aged 81 years, 5 months, and 19 days. She was married to Martin PLYMIRE in 1848, who died in March 1886. To those union eight children were born, four sons and four daughters, two sons, James A. and Joseph B., dying in young manhood. The surviving ones are Samuel W. and John Q. PLYMIRE and Emily E. HOOKER all of Sidney, Ill. Kebbecca E. PLYMIRE and Mary F. GOSSET, north of Danville, and Kate SPARKS of this city, with whom she lived the past six years. There are also 27 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. She was converted and joined the M.E. church early in life, and has always lived a consistent Christian life. The body left yesterday morning accompanied by her son-in-law, J.D. SPARKS for Sidney, Champaign Co., Ill., where funeral services will be held today from the M.E. church and interment will be made at Lynn Grove Cemetery. Mr. SPARKS and family wish to thank the many friends in Kinmundy for the many kind acts and assistance and words of sympathy during the sickness and death of their beloved mother.

- The home of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. SMITH was the scene of much merry making the past week, the occasion being a reunion of the brothers and sisters of Mr. SMITH at his home. On Wednesday the guests began to arrive when Mrs. E.A. SLATER of Higgins, Texas, and Mrs. A.C. PACK, of Burden, Kansas, came. Then on Thursday came Mrs. R. EASTMAN of Tunkawa, Okla., and Mr. and Mrs. C. A. ROCKENBACH, of El Reno, Okla., and their son, Elmer ROCKENBACH of Denver, Colo. Friday morning, Mrs. J.H. WOOD and Miss Alpha SMITH came from Granfield, Okla., and Friday evening James L. SMITH, the only uncle living came in from Lawton, Okla. Then Saturday morning Mr. and Mrs. C.C. SMITH of Enid, Okla., and E.A. SLATER and Miss Ruie SMITH of Higgins, Texas, arrived completing the party. Two sisters were absent; Mrs. James COCKRELL of Kinmundy, Ill., and Mrs. Hugh A. CARROLL of Mangum, Okla. The house was lavishly decorated with palms, ferns and cut flowers. Covers were laid for 21 and a sumptuous six course dinner was served. The afternoon and evening passed all too swiftly with music, games and conversation. Many childhood escapades were recalled and the house rang with mirth and song. Some of the sisters left Sunday, and Monday all had departed for their homes. This is the first reunion of the South family since March 6, 1905, at the home of their father, Solomon SMITH of Burden, Kansas. (The Hennessey, Okla. Clipper, March 11, 1909.)

- W.H. MOORE and wife, of Carthage, Ill., visited here this week with his sister, Mrs. C. ROHRBOUGH and other relatives. This was their first visit here for 27 years. They went to DuQuoin this morning accompanied by Mrs. C. ROHRBOUGH and Miss Ruth ROHRBOUGH to visit the family of L.C. ROHRBOUGH.

- Richard EDMUNDS of Alma died at the asylum in Anna Sunday and the body was brought to Alma for burial.

- Mrs. G.W. WILSON has returned to her home in Clinton after a visit here with her mother, Mrs. Anna FROST.

- John MOTCH is repairing his fruit package factory, placing some new machinery and expects to commence work about April 1st making all kinds of fruit packages.

March 25, 1909:

- HART-STEPHENSON: Miss Lillie STEPHENSON of West Plains, Mo., and William P. HART of LaLande, New Mexico, were united in marriage at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Mc_____ in the latter place on Thurs. evening, Feb. 18th, at 4 o’clock. Mr. HART is well known in business circle in the county and is an honest and _____ businessman. He is ________ in LaLande, having erected in office work and _____________. (News, LaLande, New Mexico). Mrs. HART, the bride, is quite well known in this city having resided here some time with her aunt, Mrs. Sarah GUISER, and has many friends who extend best wishes.

- Edward HARRELL and Miss Mary SHEPARD were married Sunday, April 14. The bride is a prominent school teacher of Marion county and has many friends who extend best wishes.

- Mrs. Dora BUNDY was in Kell Saturday making arrangements for the County Institute to be held in that place in May. She also attended the funeral of Grandma HUFF at Mt. Moriah church on Sunday. She reports a very large crowd in attendance.

- Columbus HEISTAND, residing seven miles south of this city, who has been at the asylum at Anna for several months, was brought home last Sunday and is in a very critical condition.

- Chas. S. FOX, late of South America, and Miss ALEXANDER of Sandoval, were married Sunday. They will reside in Salem where Mr. FOX will open a new steam laundry.

- Mrs. Minnie HICKS, of Edwardsville, is visiting in this city the guest of her sister, Mrs. John MOTCH.

- Dan GUNN of this city and Miss Cora GRIFFIN of Cleveland, Okla., were married in St. Louis last Friday. They will reside in Salem, where Mr. GUNN has opened up a new grocery store.

- Miss Nellie BEAVER returned home Saturday night from Chicago where she purchased a new stock of spring millinery and will set up a shop in the front room of the Donovan building east of the Christian church. Miss BEAVER has been employed in a wholesale millinery house in Chicago for some time and understands the business and will make a success of her undertaking. She has also taken a course in hairdressing and shampooing and will open a hairdressing parlor in connection with millinery.

April 1, 1909:

- Farina Express: Mr. and Mrs. E. WALHOLZ celebrated their crystal wedding anniversary on March 26th.

- James HOGUE of Elden, Mo. left Monday evening after a few days visit south of town with his sister, Mrs. G.N. HEATEN.

April 8, 1909:

- Mrs. Laura A. GRAY: Laura A. BRICKEY was born in the state of Kentucky March 22d, 1835. She was married to Nolan PLUE in Indiana and soon after came to Illinois, and has lived in Kinmundy and surrounding vicinity ever since. She died at the home of her son, Webster PLUE in this city with whom she has always resided, on Sunday, April 4th, 1909, after a severe illness. She leaves to mourn their loss two sons, John PLUE and three children, of Alma, and Webster PLUE, of Kinmundy. The funeral services were held from the family home on Monday April 5th conducted by Rev. J.B. CUMMINS and interment made in Evergreen cemetery.

- Dr. A.J.G. HALL, one of the oldest and most scholarly men of Marion county, is dead, and this familiar man of Kinmundy has gone to be on our streets no more. Dr. HALL was born in Edinb_____ Scotland, April 24, 1819, and lacked but 23 days of being 90 years old when he fell asleep in death at his late home in this city on Thursday, April 1, 1909. He was graduated from the Medical College of Bochas, Germany, and understood seven different languages. He came to America in 1849 and has resided in Kinmundy many years, where he buried his wife who was an artist and musician of rare talent. Dr. HALL has lived a life of retirement for many years, spending his time in reading, meditating upon the great themes embraced in his scholarship and conversing with his friends. When it was apparent he could live no longer, he said to those by him, "I am going home, goodbye. I am not afraid to cross the river. Do not do anything to bring me back." Dr. HALL was well informed in history and understood well the past trend of Ecclesiastical history and the sharp distinctions in Theology, having been reared in a Scotch Presbyterian home. To the writer, he expressed abiding sympathy in the work of his pastorate. Being a man of decided convictions he was also a man of genial friendship toward his intimate friends. The funeral services were conducted Saturday morning conducted by the writer attended by many of his personal friends altho held in the quietude of the home, and the body laid to rest in Evergreen cemetery. Rev. J.W. RITCHEY.

- Mrs. R.A. PRUETT: Mrs. Roena A. PRUETT was born in Fairmont, Ga., Sept. 20, 1840, and died at her home in this city, Monday evening, April 5, 1909. She came to Illinois after the Civil war and was married in 1868 to W.M. COLLINS, at Lincoln, Ill., where she gave birth to a son, Louis E. COLLINS, who lived with her until his death, Oct. 5, 1904. She was united in marriage with J.W. PRUETT, Jan. 5, 1898, who passed from this life May 19, 1899. Since that time she has resided in this city. She was converted and joined the M.E. church in Grayville in 1869 and removed her membership to the M.E. church in this city in 1898, at which place the funeral services were held on Wednesday morning at ten o’clock conducted by Rev. J.B. CUMMINS, and interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

- Wesley ROCKHOLD: Wesley ROCKHOLD, and old and respected citizen of Marion co., died at his home in this city, Wed. evening at 10:30 o’clock, aged 76 years, 4 months, and 17 days. Owing to the sickness in the home, no funeral service will be held at the home but a short service will be conducted at the grave by Rev. J.B. CUMMINS, the procession to leave the residence at 10 a.m., Friday, April 9, 1909, and interment in Cockrell cemetery.

- Mrs. Catherine ROONEY: Mrs. Catherine ROONEY was born in County Leitram, Ireland, Aug. 15, 1825, and died at her home in Kinmundy, Thursday night, April 1, 1909 at 11:45 o’clock, after a lingering illness. Mrs. ROONEY came to America when 8 years of age. She was married to ____ ROONEY in New York after which they came to this city to reside and had been here for over 50 years. Nine children - six girls and three boys - were born to this union and all of them now survive. Mrs. ROONEY was loved by all who knew her and her many noble deeds will long be remembered by Kinmundy people. She was a faithful member of the Catholic church and was always found at her post of duty when ____ would permit. The funeral service was held from the Catholic church in this city Saturday at 10:30 a.m., conducted by Rev. Father HARTUNG of Sandoval, and interment made in the Catholic cemetery. The relatives and friends from out of town who attended the funeral were Mike ROONEY, wife and daughter, Mrs. Dan DONOHUE and daughter, Will ROONEY and Pat TOLA_____ of Chicago; Mrs. W.W. WILLIAMS and daughter, Miss Mayme BURLING, ____ Albert EAGAN, Miss Minnie RO____ and __ug FREEMAN of Centralia, and Mike MURRY of E. St. Louis.

- Farina Express: P.M. MAXFIELD went to Mattoon Monday to bring his brother Fayette, home who was hurt while on duty as passenger conductor.

- Farina Express: Mrs. Rosalia SCHNEIDER died at her home northwest of town on Tuesday March 30. The funeral services were held last Thursday at the Evangelical church, attended by a large concourse of relatives and friends, and interment was made in the Farina Cemetery.

- The Election:


For Supervisor: R.C. ROBB, dem. - 233; T.M. SMITH, rep. - 202

For Town Clerk: D.C. BEAVER, dem. - 286

For Assessor: A.M. ALLEN, dem. - 281

For Collector: Ufa HOUSH, dem. - 248; F.E. NELMS, rep. - 178

For Commissioner of Highways: J.L. DAVIS, dem. - 2_9; Thos. HARGRAVES, rep. - 1___;

Chas. METZGER, dem. - 214; C.M. JOHNSON, rep. - 146

For Justices of the Peace: J.M. ROTAN, dem. - 259; J.P. WHITSON, dem. - 255

For Constable: A.G. PORTER, dem. - 276; W.H. HAMMERS, dem. -236;

 T.N. WAGONER, ind. - 109

For Trustee of Schools: Jay CRAIG, dem. - 237; John MOTCH, dem. -257;

Jas. PERRY, rep. - 121


For Supervisor: S.K. SPITLER, dem. - 153; J.K. RAINEY, rep. - 71

For Town Clerk: Jesse GRIFFIN, dem. - 132; Virgil McNEILL, rep. - 87

For Assessor: A.E. HUTCHINSON, dem. - 132; Jas. FINCH, rep. - 91

For Collector: L.N. KENNEDY, dem. - 122; W.H. SHAFER, rep. - 98

For Commissioner of Highways: L. WALKINGTON, dem. - 125;

H. STOCK, rep. - 90

For Justice of the Peace:

M.T. STEVENSON, dem. - 128; N.T. STONER, rep. - 87;

G. GAMMON, dem. - 126; Ide ANGLIN, rep. - 83

For Constables: __.J. RHOADS, dem. - 139; Chas. ROSE, rep. - 80;

T.J. FREISNER, dem. - 111; Henry YOST, rep. - 99

For School Trustee: Chas. DEAN, dem. - 134; R. WILSON, rep. - 81


For Town Clerk: W.C. THREEWIT, dem. - 80; Marion SHAFER, soc. - 62

For Assessor: N.T. COURSON, dem. - 91; John JACKSON, soc. - 49

For Collector: Dolph WILKINSON, dem. - 83; Chas. ALLEN, soc. - 54

For Commissioner of Highways: J.B. CONGER, dem. - 91; Ira COX, soc. - 49

For Justice of the Peace: Robt BRANSON, dem. - 88;

Jeff FOGERSON, soc. - 80

W.S. JACKSON, soc. - 61; Vard COCKRELL, soc. - 56

For School TRUSTEE: A.H. MULVANEY, dem. - 87; Henry BALKE, soc. - 51;

W.M. WILEY, soc. - 56; Art COCKRELL, soc. - 57


For Town Clerk: G.T. BALLANCE, dem. - 92; Wm. L. GREEN, pro. - 46

For Assessor: Frank JONES, dem. - 90; A.L. IRVIN, pro. - 45

For Collector: Frank FRIZZELL, dem.- 82; Willie JONES, pro. - 53

For Commissioner of Highways: H.F. SLATER, dem. - 79;

 D.F. NICHOLS, pro. - 59

For Justice of the Peace: W.J. CHANCE, dem. - 74;

Alvin CHANDLER, dem. - 93;

Scott CALDWELL, pro. - 59

For Constable: R.L. WALTON, dem. - 83; Frank V. ARNOLD, pro. - 55

For School TRUSTEE: John STEELE, dem. - 82; ______ FRIZELL, pro. - 50

- Mrs. Will MILLS and little son, of Chicago, visited her Friday with her sister, Mrs. W.D. REYNOLDS.

- Chas. REESE returned to Chicago Tuesday morning after a short visit at the home with his parents, Geo. REESE and family.

- Mrs. John McGILL and little daughter of Maplewood, Mo., arrived in this city Monday evening to visit her mother, Mrs. Harriett DeVORE and other relatives and friends.

- Mrs. Lizzie DUNLAP of Chicago is visiting here with her son, A.C. DUNLAP and family, and sister, Mrs. Maria CLAYTOR.

- Mrs. F.D.P. SNELLING of Chicago, is here visiting her father, G.W. RUTHERFORD, who is sick.

- Mrs. Tilton WILSON of near Salem, suffered a stroke of paralysis Sunday morning and is in a very critical condition.

April 15, 1909:

- Mrs. Ufa HOUSH: Mary Ellen PRUETT, familiarly known as Nellie PRUETT, was born in Kinmundy, Feb. 17th, 1876. She was educated in our public schools and spent one term at the Southern Illinois Normal in preparatory work for teaching after she spent about five years in that profession. She was converted and united with the Methodist Episcopal church when about ten years of age and lived a consistent Christian life from that time on. She was united in marriage with Ufa HOUSH Aug. 30, 1899. This union was one where love ruled and the wife was the queen of the home. She always shared every interest of her husband and talked with him freely over the cares and perplexities that come to every home. She leaves her husband and two little sons without a mother, Charles Nelson, aged 6 years and Raymond Walter, aged 5 months. She departed this life Sunday April 11, 1909, at Henrietta Hospital, E. St. Louis, where she had gone for treatment, and went to the home of the blest. The last word uttered was "mama" and as she left weeping ones here, she doubtless was greeted by happy loved ones over _____. The body arrived in this city Monday morning accompanied by her ______, two sisters, Misses Martha and Carl PRUETT and brother Walter PRUETT and was taken to the home of her father. The funeral services were held from the Methodist Episcopal church Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, conducted by Rev. CUMMINS, under escort of O.E.S. of which she was an honored member, and the body laid to rest in Evergreen Cemetery. The floral tributes were many and beautiful, showing the high esteem in which she was held. Thus ends a chapter in the life of a noble, true woman and the sorrowing ones have the sympathy of all in their great love.

- Hiram R. HERRICK Dead: Hiram R. HERRICK died at his home in the west part of this city this morning at six o’clock after a prolonged illness, aged 80 years, 1 months, and 7 days. The funeral services will be held at the residence tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock, after which interment will be made in Evergreen Cemetery.

- Farina Express: Mrs. Louisa LENOARD died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Chas. EMIG, on Monday, April 12, 1909. The funeral services were conducted at the house Tuesday afternoon by Rev. ALLEN.

- Farina Express: A pair of fine twin boys were born to Mr. and Mrs. Mel ANGLIN Tuesday morning.

- Farina Express: Wm. SPADE and Miss Tillantha REITZ were married last Thursday at the home of the bride, Rev. W.A. ALLEN officiating. They will make their home on a farm south of town owned by Mr. SPADE.

April 22, 1909:

- Mrs. Wm. MORRIS Dead: Mrs. Wm. MORRIS died at her home six miles northwest of this city Tuesday night at ten o’clock, after a lingering illness of almost a year, being afflicted with a rose cancer on the face. All that loving friends could do and the best medical attention was given her but all proved in vain and death relieved all of her intense suffering. She was 56 years of age. The funeral services were held this morning from the North Fork church conducted by Revs. J.H. BALLANCE, Monroe SMITH and J.B. CUMMINS and interment made in Sandy Branch cemetery. The bereaved family have the sympathy of all in their great loss.

- The City Election: The city election was held Tuesday and everything passed very quietly and a very light vote was cast:


Mayor: J.T. ARNOLD - 42; Henry COX - 4

City Clerk: C.S. NEIL - 45

Treasurer: A.M. YOUNG - 45

Attorney: E.C. HUGGINS - 43

Alderman: W.W. NEIL - 41


Mayor: J.T. ARNOLD - 35; Henry COX - 7

City Clerk: C.S. NEIL - 38

Treasurer: A.M. YOUNG - 40

Attorney: E.C. HUGGINS - 38

Alderman: I.D. INGRAM - 39


Mayor: J.T. ARNOLD - 47; Henry COX - 3

City Clerk: C.S. NEIL - 49

Treasurer: A.M. YOUNG - 48

Attorney: E.C. HUGGINS - 49

Alderman: G.P. TOMLINSON - 49

- School Election: The following is the result of the vote at the school election held Saturday, April 17, 1909: For President: C.B. ROHRBOUGH - 162; Lloyd CROSSETT - 86; For Members of the Board (2 to elect): W.H. GRAY - 156; N.A. RICE - 153; J.D. CAMERER - 93; Harry L. WARREN - 92

- Lost Three Fingers: Last Saturday while working with a saw in his fruit package factory, John MOTCH had the misfortune to get his right hand in the saw and lost three fingers. He went to the office of Drs. CAMERER and SONGER where the hand was dressed and given surgical attention and he is getting along nicely.

- Mrs. Jas. T. WRIGHT Dead: Mrs. James T. WRIGHT, of Alma, died, very suddenly Tuesday night about nine o’clock of heart failure. She had been in ____ health and was sick only a few minutes. The funeral service was held today and interment was made in the Martin Cemetery. The bereft family have the sympathy of all in their sad hours.

- Farina Express: The little child of Clyde COOPER and wife died Sunday morning. Funeral services were held at the Union Church Monday.

- Farina Express: Mr. and Mrs. John WALTERS were called to Alma Wednesday on account of the death of Mrs. WALTER’s mother.

- Obituary: Hiram R. HERRICK, lately deceased was born in Vermont, March 3, 1830, and in 1843 with the rest of the HERRICK family came to Grandtour, Ill. From there in 1850 he went overland route to California; came back in 1860 to Dixon, Ill., and there he took to himself a wife, Miss Nancy POWERS. Soon after marriage he moved to Kansas and while there enlisted in the Union army in Co. C. 12th Reg. Kan. Inf. Vol. When the war had ended he was discharged in Kan., and six or seven years later removed with his family to Kinmundy, where his wife died April 1, 1881. Two years later he was married to Malisa SAULS, who yet lives to mourn her loss. (*)

- Mrs. Samuel PUFFER, residing three miles northeast of this city in Meacham township, suffered a severe stroke of paralysis late Thursday and another on Friday. At last report she was getting along very nicely.

- Mrs. G.W. WILSON and Miss Helena HAND, of Clinton, arrived in this city Sunday evening to visit a few days with Mrs. WILSON’s mother, Mrs. Anna FROST and grandmother, Mrs. Mary WHITE.

- Mrs. Ernest ROCKWELL returned to her home in Chicago Saturday after visiting here with her mother, Mrs. E. DUNLAP and aunt, Miss Mary M. CLAYTOR, and Mrs. Mamie BROWN.

April 29, 1909:

- 1909 Commencement: The annual commencement exercises of the Kinmundy High School will be held at Gray’s Opera House as follows: Class night, Monday, May 10; commencement exercises, Tuesday night, May 11. The baccalaureate address will be delivered by Rev. F.O. FANNON at the M.E. church Sunday morning May 9. The class address will be delivered by Hon. W.D. PIERCY of Mt. Vernon. The graduates this year are Misses Rhea WHITE and Ethel HULTS, Earl COCKRELL, Lloyd and Fay LOVELL. The two programs on Monday and Tuesday night are composed of some very interesting numbers and the class is anxious to please the crowds. The price of admission for both evenings is only 35 cents, and seats will be on sale in a few days. Better buy early as an extra large seat sale is expected. The price of admission for one night is 25 cents. Attend both nights and enjoy both programs.

- Died: Fred LASTER, son of S. LASTER, at one time a resident of Alma, but late of O’Fallon. His death was caused from heart trouble and occurred while he was servicing as a soldier in the Philippine Islands. He was a bright young man, loved and respected by all who knew him and was planning to return home for a visit in September. Fred LASATER was born in Alma, Ill. on April 25, 1884, and died in the Philippine Islands, March 31, 1909. The body will be shipped to O’Fallon and laid to rest in the family lot in the city cemetery.

- WILLIAMS-KESSLER: Miss Mable WILLIAMS of this city and Mr. Charles F. KESSLER of St. Louis, were married in Belleville last Thursday, April 22, 1909, the Hon. James O. MILLER, Justice of the Peace, performing the ceremony. They will make their home in St. Louis. The bride had been employed for some time in C.L. WILLIAMS’ restaurant and is a highly esteemed and respected young lady and her many friends here extend congratulations.

- Uncle Samuel INGRAM has returned home from Ashley, where he has been the past few months visiting his daughter, Mrs. George HOOVER.

- J.T. ARNOLD was in St. Louis Saturday and Sunday to witness the surgical operation on his little daughter, Marion GREEN, who had a fractured skull. At last report she was doing nicely.

- Mrs. George E. PATTERSON, of Kankakee, died Tuesday and the funeral service was held at LaClede yesterday and interment made in the cemetery at that place. She resided in this city about 12 years ago and her husband was agent for the I.C.R.R.

- Dr. J.D. CAMERER and Will KNISELEY were in Effingham Sunday to witness a surgical operation on Mr. KNISELEY’s son, Scott, for appendicitis. He is getting along nicely.

May 6, 1909:

- Omega Express: A baseball team came out from Kinmundy last Sunday were defeated by the Omega team, score 13 to 10. The pitchers for the visiting team were LEMAY, NIRIDER, SPILLMAN. For the home team CORNELL.

- Omega Express: The small pox patients are all improving rapidly.

- Mrs. Elsie WASSMUS of St. Louis, is visiting here with her sister, Mrs. Hugo MILLER.

- Mrs. W.H. MORGAN returned to her home in Denver, Colo., ___ morning after a visit here with her parents, C. ROHRBOUGH and wife.

May 13, 1909:

- C.H. BOYD, of Omega, was in town Monday and he informed us that he had resigned the office of Mayor of that busy little village. Mr. BOYD says the citizens there wanted to heap too much responsibility upon him in the way of regulating the weather, building a railroad and causing the fish to bite. He has returned to his old home - Meacham - where he expects to spend the summer and raise melons and strawberries, and now our Omega friends are without a ruler.

- Sam NEAVILL and family of Lakeland, Fla., arrived in this city Saturday morning to visit his parents, C.M. NEAVILLS and family. They do not expect to return to the "Sunny South" but are undecided where they will locate.

- St. Peter Express: Tuesday of last week our Coroner, A.C. LOWREY, was called to hold an inquest on a man by the name of Jas. DAILY, who lived one half mile south of Otega townhouse. He was found dead in bed and the jury returned a verdict of death of heart failure.

- St. Peter Express: Our progressive harness maker, R.D. WEBER, has installed a new gas light system in his building, by which he furnishes light for both the store and his residence and he can boast of the best lighted place in town now.

- St. Peter Express: Our barber, Rex HUNT, had several severe attacks of hemorrhage of the lungs last week, and it was necessary for him to quit work. Chas. HANKINS of St. James is taking care of trade while Mr. HUNT is on the sick list. Mr. HUNT and family left Monday for a two weeks visit with his parents who live near St. Paul.

May 20, 1909:

- WAINSCOTT-MANION: Mr. Ren WAINSCOTT, residing two and one-half miles northwest of this city, and Miss Clella MANION, of near Patoka, were united in marriage at the home of the bride’s mother, Mrs. Wm. ORGAN, on Wed. afternoon, May 18, 1909, Rev. J.H. BALLANCE officiating. The wedding was very pretty and was witnessed by 46 guests, 15 being from Kinmundy. The bride and groom are both well known in this city and have many friends who extend congratulations, she being a highly respected and estimable young lady, and he a prosperous young farmer, owning a good farm near this city where they will make their home.

- Brubaker Express: Sam SMITH and wife returned home Saturday from a visit in Willow Hill with her parents.

- St. Peter Express: The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Von BEHRENT died Wednesday and was buried Friday. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of the entire community.

- St. Peter Express: Fred MEYER was in Granite City Wednesday visiting his wife who is there in the sanitarium.

- St. Peter Express: Ed HOLMANN and wife are the proud parents of a baby boy which arrived Thursday night.

- St. Peter Express: Miss Anna BAHDE went to Chicago Sunday night to visit her sister, Mrs. Aug. BORCHELT, who is still in the hospital there. Mrs. BORCHELT continues to improve and is expected home some time within the next week.

- Riley WILLIAMS and wife returned to their home in O’Fallon this morning after a visit here with her father, P.P. VALLOW.

- A fine boy arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Claude WILKINSON last Thursday.

May 27, 1909:

- Died: At the home of his son and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Mel BOYD, one mile and a half east of Kinmundy, John WADE, an old and highly respected citizen of Kinmundy , at the age of 77 years, 2 months, and 13 days, on Wed. evening, May 26 at 10 o’clock. The funeral services will be held at the residence tomorrow afternoon at two o’clock, conducted by Rev. J.W. RITCHEY. Mr. WADE’s illness was of short duration, he having taken sick Monday.

- R.F.D. No. 4: Miss Nellie KITTS of Mattoon is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. KITTS.

- Alma Express: __.W. BROOM has opened a general merchandise store in a residence building, three blocks south of Main Street.

- Alma Express: Alma can boast of more bald headed men than any other town in the U.S. according to size.

- Alma Express: The work of rebuilding is well underway. Messrs. LEWIS, DAVIS and SCHILINGS, three of the brick masons, have completed their work on the SEE building and Citizens Bank.

- Jas GARRETT has returned to his studies in Valpariso.

- Mrs. M.J. BOONE left for Martinsville, Ind. last Saturday, where she is taking baths for rheumatism. She is staying at the Hill House Sanitarium and is getting along nicely.

- Several of our citizens were in Farina last Sunday afternoon attending the funeral of Miss Nellie MAXON, who died Friday evening at 6 o’clock, aged 26 years, 2 months and 17 days. The deceased was the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. W. MAXON and had a wide circle of friends and acquaintances.

June 3, 1909:

- Richard WILSON and wife, of Alma, and son, Dr. John D. WILSON, wife and daughter, of Danville spent Tuesday in this city with Mr. WILSON’s sister, Mrs. I.T. DILLON.

- Farina Express: Mrs. Ernest DOWNES of Hayden, Md., is visiting her parents, E.E. RICHARDSON and wife.

- John WADE: John WADE was born in Petosi, Jefferson Co, Mo., March 13, 1832, and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. _____ BOYD, near Kinmundy, May 26, 1909, at the age of 77 years, 2 months and 13 days. He was one of a family of thirteen children; he came to Illinois in the year 1861 and has since resided in and near Kinmundy. He was married to Miss Amanda TUCKER, Feb. 11th, 1864. This union was blessed with six children, one son and five daughters, all of whom survive him except one little daughter who died in infancy. Uncle John, as he was called, was well known in Kinmundy, and was well respected. ____________________ __________________ He leaves to mourn their loss a wife and five children, six grandchildren, five sisters, three brothers and a host of relatives and friends. The funeral services were held at the home on Friday afternoon at two o’clock in the presence of a large number of friends, conducted by Rev. J.W. RITCHEY, and the body laid to rest in the Evergreen Cemetery.

- Alma Express: C.D. TOMLINSON and Garlie HARVILLE took strawberries to Salem Monday. Garlie fell out of the wagon.

- Alma Express: The brick work in Alma is completed for the present.

- Alma Express: Burdette PULLEN was driving Dr. LASWELL’s ponies Monday when they ran away and threw the occupants out of the buggy. Burdette sustained a sprained ankle, otherwise no damage done.

- Alma Express: Jack BASOM and wife of Red Lick Prairie, visited relatives here Sunday and attended memorial services.

- Alma Express: Newt LOYD was 50 years old Monday.

- Alma Express: Arch SPROUSE has set out 51,000 tomato plants.

- Alma Express: Joseph SONKA died Monday of consumption at the home of this father. The remains were shipped to Chicago Wednesday for burial.

- Alma Express: The school board has employed the following teachers for the coming year: T.B. McCARTAN, principal; Miss Inez SEE, Intermediate; Miss Pearl McCARTAN, Primary.

- ERWIN-HINES: Frank ERWIN, an employee of the I.C. at Centralia, and Miss Clara HINES, of Tonti, were married Sunday evening at 5 o’clock at the home of the bride’s mother, Rev. J.H. BALLANCE officiating. Only a few intimate friends and relatives of the couple were present to witness the ceremony. Dainty refreshments were served. Among those in attendance was Miss Edith ERWIN of this city.

- Josh WOLF, who plead guilty of selling liquor here a few months ago, and escaped from the city prison, was arrested in Farina Tuesday and taken to Salem yesterday by Sheriff MICHAELS. Josh informed some parties here that he came back so the officers could get him and he could receive his punishment and then he would be a free man.

- Decoration Day was observed by our citizens last Saturday and in the afternoon the G.A.R. Post accompanied by hundreds of others marched to the city cemetery where appropriate decorations were made on the graves of loved ones. The city cemetery is certainly a place of beauty and the work done by the Cemetery Association is highly commendable by all. The members of their Association have performed a wonderful work and the general surely appreciates it. There are a few lots that need attention and the owners of these lots should either join the Association or care for them personally.

June 10, 1909:

- Kinmundy Chautauqua: The Lincoln Temperance Chautauqua Assembly has a big tent erected on the school grounds of the public schools for their promised week of attractions. (*)

- More Teachers Employed: The Board of Education met last Friday night and employed three more teachers and the only vacancy now is the Principalship. Those employed were: Room 1 - Miss COPPLE; Room 3 - Fannie K. EAGAN; Room 5 - Mary E. SHRIVER.

- A Pleasant Evening: Last Saturday evening Mr. and Mrs. W.H. SHRIVER entertained a congenial crowd of young people in honor of her brother, Mr. Charles WHITE, and his friend, Miss Bessie BRAND, of Chicago, who were spending their vacation with home folks. Their cosey home was beautiful with bouquets of roses and other fragrant flowers, maiden blush roses were the favors. Vocal and instrumental music and games interspersed with merry conversation whiled away all too quickly the evening. Delicious refreshments were served by the hostess. The guests enjoyed the evening as one of pleasurable companionship.

- Alma Express: Julia A. NELSON was born in Marion County, Ill., March 28, 1863, departed this life at her home in Alma, April 20, 1909, aged 46 years and 22 days. She was married to Jas. T. WRIGHT, Aug. 16, 1882. To this union eleven children were born, five having preceded her to the great beyond and she leaves to mourn their loss a husband, four sons, two daughters, three stepsons, two brothers, three sisters, and a host of other relatives and friends. Some years ago she professed religion during a revival held at Mr. Moriah conducted by Revs. BALLANCE and Toothacre and joined the M.E. church South at that place where she held her membership up to the time of her death which came very sudden and was a great shock to everyone. She was a true wife, a loving mother, a good neighbor and a noble hearted woman. The funeral services were held in the M.E. church conducted by Rev. BOVARD and the body laid to rest in the Martin cemetery.

- Alma Express: The brick work on the new I.O.O.F. building has been completed.

- Alma Express: Come to Alma Saturday. There will be an ice cream supper in the new C.M. SEE building and everybody is invited to come and bring your pocket books and enjoy a good time.

- Brubaker Express: Alma township voted in favor of the new courthouse 73 for and 30 against.

- Ufa HOUSH has purchased of G.W. NEWELL his stock of dry goods and shoes and expects to move them in with his stock of groceries in the near future.

- J.R. CHEADLE and wife, of near Salem, are moving to the Midway Hotel property in this city and expects to have everything in shape some time next week and will be ready for business.

- Mr. and Mrs. James YATES and son of Chicago, arrived in this city Friday evening from St. Louis and visited a few days with her parents, D.C. BEAVER and family.

- Isaac MORRIS of Mansfired, visited in this city over Sunday with is brother, Wm. MORRIS and family. Dorothy CHARLTON accompanied him home.

- Last week during the absence of G.W. NEWELL and wife, some one entered their home through an unlocked window and thoroughly ransacked every room in the house. Up to this time nothing has been missed. Mr. NEWELL says the party was surely looking for money as he left several other articles of value. Geo. says that he is almost certain the intruder was an absolute stranger as he would have never entered his house with the hopes of finding any money.

- John W. HAWORTH left Monday morning for Minco, Okla., where he has taken the management of a large harness establishment at a good salary. His family expect to follow in a few weeks or just as soon as he can arrange for them.

- Wm. WESLEY and wife returned to their home in Chicago yesterday after a visit here with her mother, Mrs. E.E. BLACKBURN.

June 17, 1909:

- Kinmundy Chautauqua: The second annual Chautauqua course at Kinmundy has been an all around success. (*)

- Farina Express; Ross C. JEFFRIES of Charleston and Miss Elizabeth RICHARDSON were married Saturday June 12th at 6 p.m. at the home of the bride’s parents.

- Alma Express: Roy WILLIAMS and wife are rejoicing over the arrival of a baby girl.

- Sheriff MICHAELS came up from Salem Sunday and got John PLUE and took him to the insane hospital at Anna.

- Willard BROWN of this city, and Miss Myrtle SWITZER of Farina, are to be married this evening. They will reside in the Geo. FENSTER property in this city.

June 24, 1909:

- Mrs. E.A. COLE Dead: Mrs. E. A. COLE, an old and highly respected citizen, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jennie MOORE, in Odin, Sunday morning, June 13, 1909 at two o’clock, after a lingering illness of cancer, age 75 years and 8 days. Emley A. HANNA was born in 1834, and was married to Lewis COLE in Kinmundy on Oct. 20, 1854, at which place they made their home. To this union, 9 children were born, 5 of whom with the husband and father have preceded her to the spirit world, leaving but four daughters living. She also has one brother living, David HANNA, residing near this city. The funeral services were held from the residence Monday morning June 14th, at 10 o’clock conducted by Rev. Mason HEDRICK, pastor of the Presbyterian church of which she was an honored member and the body laid to rest in the Odin cemetery.

- BROWN-SWITZER: Mr. Willard BROWN, of this city, and Miss Myrtle SWITZER, of Farina, were married last Wednesday at high noon, in the parlor of the Central Hotel in Effingham, the Rev. SCHLINKMAN, of Farina, officiating. Those present to witness the ceremony were Mr. and Mrs. E.A. SWITZER, of Farina, a brother and sister of the bride. Mr. BROWN is the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. H.A. BROWN of St. Peter and is engaged in business in this city, having moved here a few weeks ago. He is industrious, has a wide circle of friends and is highly respected by everybody. The bride is a daughter of Thomas D. SWITZER of Farina, and is one of the most popular young ladies of that place. She is a musician of considerable note, having attended the State University at Champaign. Her many warm friends in Farina regret to have her removed from that place. The newly wedded couple have gone to housekeeping in the Fenster property where they expect to make their home. Their many friends join the Express in welcoming them to Kinmundy and extending best wishes.

- $200 and Costs: Monday in Judge STONECIPHER’s courts at Salem, Josh WOLFE of this city pleased guilty to selling liquor without a license and the judge assessed a fine of $200 and cost against Mr. WOLFE and to be committed to the county jail till same were paid.

- MAXWELL-SPICER: Mr. ________ MAXWELL and Mrs Matilda SPICER, both respected citizens of this city, were united in marriage at the home of the bride Sunday evening, the Rev. NIX, pastor of the Baptist Church, officiating. Those present to witness the ceremony were Mrs. SPICER’s two daughters, her brother, O.P. VALLOW, and Oscar RAINEY. The bride and groom are both well known in this city and have a large circle of friends that join in wishing them ___________ pleasant married life. They will reside in the home of the groom in the north part of this city.

- Alma Express: Everybody is spending their money on the merry-go-round this week.

- Harry JOHNSON came down from Chicago Friday and visited till Monday morning with his mother, Mrs. A.J. JOHNSON, when he left for New Mexico where he expects to remain several months for his ill health.

- Mrs. Fannie K. EAGAN left Monday morning for Charleston to attend the summer term at the Normal.

- Jas. W. BLAKESLEE and wife, who have been visiting here for some time with her parents, Dr. and Mrs. E.G. FORSHEE, left Monday morning for Terre Haute, Ind. to visit her sister, Mrs. Chas. GAMMON, before returning to their home in Carthage, Mo.

- C.L. FOSTER has moved his stock of merchandise into the room vacated by the Newell stock.

- Miss Alice BAGOTT, of Cincinnati, arrived in this city Tuesday evening for a visit with her brothers, Thos., and W.W. BAGOTT, and families.

- Ira MORRIS went to Effingham Monday and was operated on Tuesday for appendicitis at St. Anthony’s hospital, and is reported be getting along nicely. He was accompanied by his father, Wm. MORRIS and Dr. J.D. CAMERER.

July 1, 1909:

- A.M. YOUNG Dead: A______ M. YOUNG died at his home in Kinmundy on Saturday June 26th, 1909 at the age of 73 years, 6 months, and ___ days, after an illness of four ________. He was born in Saratoga Co., New York, and was married to Miss Matilda MALERY at that place on July 9th, 1854. To this union was born one son and two daughters, the son passed away _____________, and the two daughters_____________. __________________________ ______________. Mr. YOUNG was made a Master Mason, April 11, 187__. ____________ 217 of Mason, Ill., ____________ member of Kinmundy ________ 398 A.F. and A.M. sin________ 1879, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery by his brethren escort of Kinmundy Chapter ___________ Order of the Eastern Star. Mr. YOUNG affiliated with the Methodist Episcopal church while residing in Mason. He was a quiet Peaceful citizen, being honored by his acquaintance, a ________ gentleman who wished to _________ condictions of human society _________ better by the extension of com________ and religious liberty to all. _______________ The funeral services were held from the M.E. church Monday afternoon at two o’clock conducted by Rev. J.W. RITCHEY assisted by Rev. J.B. CUMMINS with the M.E. church choir furnishing the music.

- Mrs. Emmit YOUNG and son, Divine of Chicago, arrived in this city Sunday night to attend the funeral of her father-in-law, A.M. YOUNG.

- Mrs. Sarah HERRICK of Indianapolis, Ind. arrived in this city Sunday morning to attend the funeral of her uncle, A.M. YOUNG.

- Mrs. F.V. DAVIS and children of Terre Haute, arrived in this city Sunday to attend the funeral of her father, A.M. YOUNG.

- Tuesday morning, W.B. LLOYD and wife left for Detroit, Mich., to witness the marriage of their son, John W., of Champaign and Miss Margaret WIDDIS of Detroit. W.B. will return at week’s end. Mrs. LLOYD will visit friends and relatives in Detroit, Chicago, and vicinity.

- Mrs. J.W. HAWORTH and son, Kleon, left last Wednesday for Salem to visit her brother, Will BRUCE and family before leaving for their new home in Okla. They were accompanied to Salem by her mother, Mrs. Helen BRUCE.

- R.F.D. No. 4: Mrs. Cora CLOW came down from Decatur Thursday night to visit her mother, Mrs. J.H. TAYLOR, who is quite sick with bilious fever.

- R.F.D. No. 4: Miss Myrtle KITTS came down from Tuscola Sunday to visit her parents, Mr. and Mr. Chas. KITTS.

- Mrs. Frank CUNNINGHAM of Sedalia, Mo., is visiting here with her parents, C.T. MIDDLETON and wife.

- Mrs. J.W. SANDERS and two sons are visiting in Salem with her daughter, Mrs. Harry MERZ, who is the mother of a new son.

- Early last Thursday morning, the general store of L.R. DAVIS in the Odd Fellows building was broken into. The fellow or fellows, who performed the job entered the store by breaking the glass out of the front door. The goods missed consisted of a leather suitcase, a box of cigars and some other articles of merchandise.

July 8, 1909:

- Omega Express: Mrs. UHRI and children from St. Louis are vising with her mother, Mrs. OTTO.

- Omega Express: Mrs. SCHOOLEY presented J.M. a fine baby boy last Saturday.

- Omega Express: The Mayor came back last week and Omega now is happy.

- Omega Express: Freeman PHILLIPS of Ellsworth, visited with his mother last week. He purchased a horse while here.

- RAINEY-SPICER: Last Sunday afternoon, July 4th, 1909, at 4 o’clock, at the home of Rev. J.H. BALLANCE, occurred the marriage of Oscar RAINEY, son of Jas. RAINEY, residing near this city, and Miss Jennie SPICER, daughter of Mrs. W.A MAXWELL of this city, Rev. BALLANCE performing the ceremony. They were accompanied by Guy SHAFER and Miss Georgia SPICER. Both are well respected young people and have the best wishes of their many friends.

- St. Peter Express: Mrs. Sophia HASSEBROCK has taken charge of the hotel and there is no reason why she should not receive a good patronage and do well, considering the number of good-looking girls she has to assist her.

- Brubaker Express: Earl KEENE of Benton, Mo., is visiting with his sister, Mrs. Arthur BRIMBERRY and family.

- Mrs. Eva WORRALL of Oberlin, Kansas, after an absence of 31 years, is visiting her mother, Mrs. D.A. PORTER. She was formerly Miss Eva VAN ARMAN.

- O.N. TYNER returned home from Mason Friday evening where he had been attending the funeral of his brother, D.L. TYNER.

- Last Saturday, J.O. COX was seriously injured in one eye by a fire cracker exploding in his hand. For a time it was though he would lose his eye, but it is now improved.

July 15, 1909:

- Illinois Tornadoes: Last Sunday evening about six o’clock, various Illinois towns were visited by a severe wind and electric storm and in many places, the damage done amounts to thousands of dollars. In some towns the light plants were put out of business and after the storm the people were left in darkness. At Kinmundy the storm was quite severe and many shade trees were broken down and the damage to the corn crop was very extensive. Some farmers estimate the damage to corn at least thirty per cent. On the farm of Henry JAHRAUS, three miles north of town, the barn was struck by lightning and destroyed. Mr. JAHRAUS had just turned his six head of horses in the pasture a few minutes before the barn was struck. Farina had a double dose of the storm. On Sunday evening many trees were uprooted and broken to pieces, but on Monday a little after noon they had another storm which was much more severe. The fruit evaporator was blown down, the glass front in the Richardson store building broken in, the farm house of Ira CURRY, one mile southwest of town unroofed, and many other smaller buildings blown down and wrecked. At this place the crop loss is very great. Some oat fields are reported to be almost a total loss and the corn crop is greatly damaged. The telephone lines all over the country were greatly damaged and in some places the telegraph wires were put out of business. (*)

- Omega Express: Miss Agness MILLICAN left for the north last Saturday where she will visit a short time before going to school at Normal.

- Omega Express: The Omega ball team went to Alma last Sunday and were defeated by the team at that place. Score 7 to 10.

- St. Peter Express: A barn was burned on the farm of Henry JAHROUS, during the storm Sunday. He succeeded in saving everything except a small amount of hay. We understand that practically had no insurance on the barn or its contents.

- St. Peter Express: Work was commenced Monday on the new elevator which August BORCHELT is having erected. Work has progressed nicely so far and he hopes to have everything in shape to handle the wheat crop which promises to be a large one.

- F.V. DAVIS, wife and children of Terre Haute, Ind., arrived in this city Saturday evening to make their home with Mrs. DAVIS’ mother Mrs. A.M. YOUNG.

- Will THOMPSON and wife of Oakland, Cal., are visiting near this city with the WADE families. Mrs. THOMPSON was formerly Miss Mary WADE of this city.

- Ed SHAEFFER returned home yesterday morning from Joplin, Mo., where he has been the past eight years. He has recently suffered a stroke of paralysis and is in poor health. He was met at St. Louis by his sister, Miss Anna, who accompanied him home.

- We are informed that the work drilling for oil on the Oglesby land eight miles west of Kinmundy is still in progress and that the hole will be put down two thousand feet unless oil is found before that time. From the information obtained from the various oil men the fate of Kinmundy all depends on the success of the findings on the Oglesby land. Every Kinmundy citizen should wish for something good.

- Ira MORRIS returned home Friday from St. Anthony’s Hospital at Effingham where he underwent an operation for appendicitis.

- Misses Mabel and Stella DEIWERT of Everett, Wash., are visiting in this city with their grandmother, Mrs. E.E. NELMS and family and other relatives and other friends.

- Mrs. Frank CUNNINGHAM returned to her home in Sedalia, Mo., after a visit here with her parents, C.T. MIDDLETON and wife.

- Earl BARBEE and daughter have returned to their home in Tower Hill after a visit here with relatives and friends.

- Mrs. Chas. WILCOX and little daughter Ruth left Sunday night for their home in Chicago, after an extended visit here with her parents, J.P. WHITSON and family. They were accompanied by her brother Carroll WHITSON who has been visiting relatives and friends here the past week.

- Mrs. George MAHON died at her home near Topeka, Kansas, June 25, and her funeral held from Prairie Home church. She is survived by her husband and four children.

- Miss Ruby SCHERMERHORN of Ridgefarm, came up from Alma Saturday night, where she is visiting her sister, Mrs. John BROOM, and spent Sunday here with relatives and friends.

July 22, 1909:

- Mrs. BECK a Suicide: Mrs. Raymond BECK, 5819 Washington Ave., Chicago, wife of Raymond BECK, superintendent of the stationery department of the Illinois Centralia Railroad, committed suicide at her home Thursday by slashing her throat with a razor. She died in a police ambulance on her way to the Washington Park hospital. Mrs. BECK was found in her husband’s bedroom by Miss Mary KIDD, a nurse. Beside her lay a photograph of her six year old son, Raymond BECK, Jr., and a razor. Mrs. BECK became the mother of a daughter four weeks ago and since that time she has been in a nervous condition. The police believe that she was temporarily insane. Mrs. BECK was formerly a Centralia lady and is a sister of L.C. and B.G. PULLEN of Alma. Her funeral was held in Centralia Saturday afternoon.

- Mrs. Joseph HINDMAN: Matilda Caroline COLE was born in Foster town., Marion Co., Ill., May 4th, 1859, and died at their home in Iuka, on Thursday, July 15th 1909, aged 49 years, 2 months, and 12 days. She was united in marriage Nov. 10th, 1881 to Joseph A. HINDMAN and to this union four children were born. The oldest daughter Mrs. Grace Gertrude QUINN passed away March 7, 1907, and left a husband and two children, the latter have since made their home with their grandparents. The funeral services were held last Sunday afternoon at 1 o’clock conducted by Rev. J.H. BALLANCE. Those from this city and vicinity here attended were Mrs. J.M. BASS and son, John, W.S. CONANT, Mrs. Edith FRENCHTROP, W.W. LOWE and wife, Frank JONES and wife, E.W. DOOLEN and wife, David HEADLEY, Gordon LOWE, and Fred HEADLEY.

- A letter was printed from Geo. HUBERT on the U.S.S. Louisiana from Princeton, Mass. (*)

- Infant Died: Byron Eugene, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. A.D. WILLIAMS, of Central City, was born March 10th, 1909, aged 4 months and 4 days. The body was brought to this city last Thursday and after the funeral services conducted by Rev. M.A. COX, was laid to rest in Evergreen cemetery. A large number of relatives from Salem were in attendance besides the immediate members of the family.

- Omega Express: A large crowd attended Aunt Rachel KNISELEY’s birthday dinner last Friday.

- Omega Express: The roads toward Alma were bad Sunday night, but Ralph says he can’t stay away even if it is hard on a horse.

- Alma Express: Taylor JACKSON of Avena, Ill., but formerly of this city, has returned to make this his future home.

- Alma Express: Lewin SEE and Ralph HASTINGS of Omega, made their usual calls last Wednesday evening.

- St. Peter Express: During the week, new gas lighting plants have been installed in the stores of Neubauer & Co., and Wm. BEHRNDT, also in Dr. WETTSTEIN’s office. All are highly pleased with the new lights and they add quite a little to the appearance of our town after dark.

- St. Peter Express: Wm. TONEY, formerly section foreman here, came up Sunday and loaded his household goods and shipped them to Bonnie where he is now located. Our present foreman is a Mr. ATTERBERRY from Benton.

- St. Peter Express: Coroner A.C. LOWRY was called up into Lowden township Sunday to hold an inquest over an old lady by the name of LOFLIN.

- W.L. FOSTER and wife of Ft. Worth, Texas, arrived in this city Monday night to visit his parents, A.J. FOSTER and family.

- Henry W. OTTO, an actor who has summered with his mother at Omega for the past six years, has just closed a stock engagement of twelve weeks in Seattle, Wash., and is now home taking a three weeks well earned rest. Aside from his playing in Seattle he has played in 103 of the largest cities throughout the U.S. since September.

- Mrs. Nina WILKE of San Antonio, Texas, is visiting her sister, Mrs. OTTO, and brother, Frank HENNEMAN at Omega. Mrs. OTTO visited her sister in Texas last winter, but Mrs. WILKS has not seen her brother in 21 years.

- Mrs. Clyde MARKS returned to her home in Galesburg Saturday morning after an extended visit here with her parents, J.C. CABANIS and wife.

- C.J. LEWIS of Mount Air, Ia., is here visiting his brother-in-law, A.B. STOKELY and family. He formerly resided in this vicinity.

- Mrs. Elizabeth ROBBINS of Peru, Nebraska, and sister, Mrs. Steven PORTER of Iuka, are spending this week with Mrs. PORTER’S, daughter, Mrs. Frances CRAIG.

July 29, 1909:

- Alma Express: The graduating exercises of Alice EMBSER and Blanche HARVEY held at Brubaker Saturday night and were largely attended.

- Alma Express: The members of the Christian church will give a social at ROSS’ pond Tuesday evening. The Methodist and Baptist Sunday schools are invited.

- JONES- SPURLIN: On last Sunday afternoon at three o’clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. SPURLIN, northwest of this city, occurred the wedding of their daughter, Miss Iva to Mr. Ray JONES. Rev. J.H. BALLANCE performed the ceremony in the present of 31 guests. Many beautiful and useful presents were received.

- St. Peter Express: Chas. MAHON who had his leg amputated several weeks ago, is getting along very nicely and has been about to come to town two or three times this week.

- St. Peter Express: A deal was closed this week by which Ira GELSINGER traded his livery barn here to a Wm. LIPPENCOTT of St. James for a resident property in that place. Mr. LIPPENCOTT does not expect to run the barn himself but will continue to retn it to J.L. WILLIAMS as it is at present.

- Uncle Sam INGRAM left Tuesday morning for Ashley to visit a few days with his daughter, Mrs. Geo. HOOVER, before going to Maroa for an extended visit.

- F.M. ROBB of Foster town, has purchased the Andrew NICHOLS place, one mile west of the C. & E.I. depot, where he expects to move in a few weeks.

- Andrew NICHOLS has purchased 20 acres of land 2 miles southwest of town, where he expects to move as soon as he can build a new house and make other necessary improvements.

- J.W. BROOM of Alma was in this city Tuesday on business and called at this office, and left an order for printing. He informed us that he expected to move his stock of goods in the new Odd Fellows building this week.

Aug. 5, 1909:

- St. Peter Express: The threshing outfit of Jno. PONTIUS was struck by lightning during the storm last Friday night. It was only slightly damaged and they were able to continue threshing with it the next day.

- St. Peter Express: Louis KOLO was called to Mt. Olive Saturday to attend the funeral of his sisters’s child who died very suddenly.

- Arthur OSBORN, formerly of this city, but now a business man of Effingham, and Miss Euphrana BOOS, a highly respected young lady of that city, were united in marriage yesterday, Rev. WILSON officiating. The happy pair were in this city yesterday a short time while enroute to Farina to visit his parents.

- J.W. ATKINS and wife, C.I. DOOLEN and wife, of Foster town., and Isam DOOLEN and wife of Vernon, left Tuesday for Seattle, Wash. to attend the exposition.

- Ed COLEMAN, wife and son, of St. Louis, are visiting in this city with her mother, Mrs. John EAGAN, and other relatives and friends.

- Miss Lois HEATON returned home last Thursday from an extended trip to Seattle, Wash., and a visit in Colorado with her sister, Mrs. Grace TOWNSEND.

- Mrs. W.A. BROWN left last week for her new home in Ashley after a weeks’ visit with her parents, J.S. KLINE and family.

Aug. 12, 1909:

- Died at Effingham: Almeda CONANT, sister of W.S. CONANT of this city, was born at North Fork, Marion county, Ill., March 14th, 1852, and was happily converted at the age of 16 years. Her first marriage was with Wm. ARNOLD this union being blessed with four children, one son, George, having died at the age of 17 years. Her second marriage was with Frank ANDERSON in 1884. To this union three children were born. She departed this life at St. Anthony’s Hospital, Effingham. She had been in ill health for some time having gone there for surgical work and died soon after the operation was performed, on Thursday, Aug. 5, 1909, at 10 a.m. She leaves to mourn their loss a husband, 6 children, 4 brothers, and many friends. The deceased had been identified with the M.E. church of the Kaskaskia charge for 20 years, and the funeral service was held at the church on Sunday, Aug. 8th at 11 a.m., conducted by Rev. J.H. BALLANCE, assisted by Rev. J.M. SMITH. The interment was made in the Farmer cemetery. Mrs. ARNOLD was held in high esteem by everybody as was shown by the large crowd assembled to pay the last tribute of respect. The bereft ones have the sympathy of all.

- A baby girl arrived at the home of John HAMMERS and wife Monday.

- Mrs. Mose SWIFT and two sons, went to Chicago Tuesday night to visit her brother, Edward GREEN, and family.

- The six months old baby of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. LEWIS died Monday August 9th. The funeral services were held from the Christian Church Tuesday morning, conducted by Rev. J.H. BALLANCE and interment made in Evergreen Cemetery.

- Geo. W. WHITE left today for Altamont where he has accepted a position as miller for the JOHNSON-HICKS Milling Co. Mr. WHITE, entered the Kinmundy mill in May, 1871 and worked on the same job up to last Saturday. He thoroughly understands the business and his years of experience make his services in demand. If he takes the Altamont job permanently, he does not expect to remove his family from this city.

- W.G. WILSON and family left last Thursday morning for Plainview, Tex., where Mr. WILSON expects to engage in the practice of law. He had a very nice business here but was compelled to move owing to the ill health of Mrs. W. Their many friends here wish them health and prosperity in their new western home.

- Louis SWARM of St. Elmo, visited here Sunday with Miss Mable DIEWERT, who has been visiting relatives here. They expect to leave Sunday for her home in Everett, Wash., where they will be married. They were accompanied by her sister, Miss Stella.

- Mrs. J.W.L. TUCKER, residing four miles southeast of this city, is seriously afflicted with paralysis.

- Mr. and Mrs. John EAGAN went to Terre Haute, Ind., this morning to visit her daughter, Mrs. James GLOSSER, and family.

- Tobe BRITTON, of Orleans, Ind., returned home Saturday after a ten day’s visit near here with his brother, Frank BRITTON, and family.

- St. Peter Express: Otto MEYER has decided that there is no place like home and has returned after a sojourn of a couple of weeks in various parts of the country trying his hand at being a traveling salesman.

- St. Peter Express: M.B. ABEL returned Thursday after several days visit with friends in different parts of the state. He brought his little girls home with him from Lincoln where they had been in the Odd Fellows Orphan Home. They returned to the Home Monday.

- Alma Express: T.B. McCARTAN is in Chicago having his eyes treated.

- Grim Death Finds Victims: The reconstruction of the lines of the Iowa Telephone Co. and the Barnes Electric Light and Power Co. cost a human life Wed. afternoon. There had been narrow escapes, but up to four o’clock on that day, no one had been killed. The temporary work of transferring the wires from the old to the new poles had all been safely accomplished without serious interruptions of the electric service and at the time of the accident, the men were making the permanent splicing on the big pole in the northeast corner of the Main and Platt streets. A number of men were on the poles and had been setting the cross-arms. About four o’clock they commenced splicing. One of the men known as "Shorty" ALLMAN was using the plyers on a splice when he must have inadvertently made a short circuit through his body for with an anguished cry which turned every eye in his direction, he jerked his hand from the splice and hung dangling in his strap, an inert body, his life instantly snuffed out like the flame of a candle, by the passing of a current of 1100 volts through his heart. The foreman, who was also on the pole, seized the unfortunate man and with the help of the others quickly lowered him to the ground and he was taken into Avery’s drug store where every effort was made to bring back the life which had so swiftly passed, but all to no avail and the body was removed to the undertaking rooms of Harrison & Son, and all that could be done more was to search for relatives and make preparations for burial. Mr. ALLMAN had been working with this crew but a little over a month and none of his companions even knew his first name. He was going by the sobriquet of "Shorty". His union card showed that the local which he had originally joined was at Waco, Texas, and efforts were promptly made to ascertain more concerning the unfortunate man. No blame for the accident can attach anywhere, it being simply one of those unfortunate things which men who take their lives in their hands daily in working with the electric current is always prepared for, but it was too bad that the improvement should have cost so much. Further investigation divulged the fact the man’s name of O.F. ALLMAN and a telegram to the Chief of Police at Souix City located his parents as residents there. A telegram received yesterday morning from his mother stated: "George ALLMAN will be there at once." There were no burns on the body except a hold burned to the bone of each thumb, showing that he had received the shock from simply handling the bare wire some way in making the splice. (The Excelsior, Maquoketa, Iowa, Friday, August 6, 1909.) The body, accompanied by his father, arrived in this city Saturday afternoon on No. 1 and was conveyed to Evergreen cemetery where interment was made.

Aug. 19, 1909:

- A Ripe Old Age: On Wednesday, Aug. 4, at 10 p.m., occurred the death of Aunt Virginia SEE, after an illness of about three weeks. Just before she was stricken, she left her home in Kinmundy and went to the home of her son, Henry W. SEE, which is about three miles from town. Soon after her arrival she was taken ill and continued to grow worse. The tender nursing of affectionate children could not stay the hand of the grim reaper and age and disease soon broke the brittle thread of life. To know Aunt Virginia was to love her; her genial disposition and the kind expression of her face won for her a host of friends. This is easily accounted for. At an early age, she gave her heart to Christ and all these years, he has been molding her character into the likeness of Himself. She united with the Baptist church in Virginia and remained loyal to it’s faith "unto the end", her membership, at the time of her death, being with New Harmony church of Alma, Ill. Virginia BARNETT was born in Mason county, W. Va., Feb. 15, 1826. On Dec. 12, 1849, she was married to Frederick SEE. To this union seven children were born; three of them having preceded their mother to the land of rest. The surviving children are: Mrs. Fannie HULTS, Kinmundy; Mrs. Nancy CORLEY, Lincoln, Mo.; Mrs. Lina PARTLOW, Odin, and Henry W. SEE of Kinmundy. Shortly after her marriage to Mr. SEE they moved to Wayne county, Iowa; after spending about fourteen years there they came to Marion county, where they remained except for one year spent in Missouri. Her husband died Jan. 4, 1892, since which time Aunt Virginia has made her home in Kinmundy. Her funeral was conducted at the home of her son, Friday, Aug. 6, at 10 a.m. by Rev. E.W. REEDER of Ewing, Scripture reading St. John xiv. Tx. 2d Tim iv: 7. The large concourse of people that gathered to pay their last respects to one who they had learned to love and respect is a far greater testimonial than tongue or pen can contribute.

- Hugh Lesley ALLEN: Died at his home in this city Monday evening at 5:20 o’clock, after an illness of several months aged 60 years, 1 month and 12 days. Mr. ALLEN was a man held in high esteem by every citizen of Kinmundy and will be greatly missed. The funeral service was held at the M.E. Church South yesterday afternoon at 2:30, conducted by Rev. J.W. RITCHIE, after which interment was made in Evergreen cemetery. He leaves a wife, daughter and two sons, besides two brothers, one sister, and a large circle of friends to mourn his departure.

- The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel HOWELL of Meacham twp. died last Thursday of brain trouble.

- Mrs. Bartley CAMPBELL of New Orleans, arrived in this city Sunday evening to visit her father, J.J. HUBERT and family.

- Alonzo EAGAN of Chicago arrived here Monday to visit a few days with his brother, G.L. EAGAN. He was enroute to Centralia where he is morning his family.

Aug. 26, 1909:

- Oscar SULLENS’ Misfortune: Oscar SULLENS, of Alma, who has been in Farina the past few months working at the barber trade, met with a serious accident at that place last Sunday morning about 10 o’clock. He wanted to go to Alma to spend the day with his parents and grabbed the handles on a car of a passing freight train, but stumbled and lost his hold and rolled under the car, the wheels passing over his left leg just above the ankle and then he rolled out from under the car. He was immediately taken to the office of Dr. J.B. HOLSON where the limb was given surgical attention by Drs. HOLSON and AKESTER, after which he was removed to the Park View hotel where he remained till No. 6 Sunday night when he was taken to the Effingham hospital where he will remain till he fully recovers. It is a sad accident as Mr. SULLENS is a young man of good habits is industrious and honest and is held in high esteem by all who know him. He was born and raised on a farm near Alma and is well known here. Word from Effingham says that he is getting along nicely and will be able to return home in a few weeks. Parties who saw the accident say the train was running about five or six miles an hour and stopped immediately after the accident occurred. About the only safe way to board a train is to have it standing, and then it’s better if the engine is detached.

- Saved His Life: Last Saturday night about 12 o’clock while night pumper Arthur HUMPHREY was returning from the I.C. reservoir he saw an object lying on the track a few hundred feet south of the depot. After stopping the speeder and returning to the object that attracted his attention he found it to be a man in an intoxicated condition. The fellow was lying on the north bound main track and was sound asleep. Mr. HUMPHREY aroused him and succeeded in getting the fellow into a box car standing on the siding. A train was coming from the south and had it not been for Mr. HUMPHREY the man would have been instantly killed in less than two minutes as the train passed by that time. The fellow told Mr. HUMPHREY that he resided in Odin and was carried by that station on No. 8 and was put off here. When No. 21, the early morning train arrived, Mr. HUMPHREY went to the box car to get his man and load him on the train and send him home, but he had one and it is supposed he crawled on a freight some time in the night. Mr. HUMPHREY now feels confident he has saved at least one human life and things he should be awarded a medal.

- Obituary: Hugh Lesley ALLEN was born in Tuscarawas county, Ohio, July 4, 1849. When eight years old he, with his parents, removed to Marion county, Ill., where he grew to manhood and spent the remainder of his life. In 1884 he moved to Kinmundy. On Nov 14, 1872, he was united in marriage with Miss Anna EMERY, who survives him. To this union were born three sons and one daughter: Malancthom H., Arthur H., Webster H., and Miss Anna Leela. Arthur preceded his father to the final home of the redeemed. Three brothers, S.J. ALLEN, A.M. ALLEN and W.H. ALLEN, and one sister, Mrs. M.L. DEMEREST, also a daughter-in-law, are also left to mourn their loss. In 1892, he and his wife became members of the present Presbyterian Church, of Kinmundy, in which he lived a faithful and consistent member, and by the choice of the members he served as Ruling Elder and member of the board of trustees, and in these capacities faithfully presided over the interest of the church of his choice until death relieved him of his duties. He had been sick since last March, enduring his afflictions with remarkable Christian Fortitude with uncomplaining grace. Realizing that the end of his mortal life was near, he waited patiently the time of his departure, and gave careful directions as to his funeral. His only regret was the he could not live to care for his family and serve the Lord in the Church in loved so well. He peacefully fell asleep in the triumphs of the Christian faith Monday, Aug. 16, 1909, at 5:20 p.m., at the age of 60 years, 1 month and 12 days. "And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the death who died in the Lord from henceforth: yea, saith the spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them." Rev. xiv:13.

- A Negro Shot: Last Monday night about 11 o’clock while the KING & TUCKER show was loading its cars in St. Elmo a white man, Bob KINCAID, and a negro, L.P. PIRIVER, had some trouble which resulted in a shooting affray. It seems that the negro and the white man had the trouble over their work and the negro called the white fellow a _ _ _ _ _ _ and made for him and the other fellow pulled his gun (a 44) and fired the bullet passing through arms of the negro. When the show arrived at Kinmundy, the negro had the white man arrested, but the case did not come to trial. From the information obtained PIRIVER seems to be very quarrelsome and is always seeking trouble. The other men are tired of taking his abuse and KINCAID decided he would put a stop to it. It is said that only a few days before the negro went after this same fellow with a tent stake, and the men all consider him a dangerous character. The wounds he received Monday night were only flesh wounds and he will be ready for another scrap in a few days.

- Prof. John H. MENEELY of Brooklyn, N.Y., visited in this city Monday with friends of his boyhood days. In the evening he delivered a very interesting and instructive lecture to a large crowd in the M.E. church. Mr. MENEELY is a Kinmundy boy that has worked to the top of the ladder and he is to be congratulated upon his success.

- Omega Express: Mayor BOYD is back again and is busily engaged in enforcing the city ordinances.

- "Uncle Jim" BLACKBURN died at his home in this city last evening at 4:30, aged 81 years, 9 months, and 13 days. The funeral service will be held at the Baptist church tomorrow at 10:30 conducted by Rev. NIX, assisted by Rev. L.E. MIDDLETON.

- J.S. WILLIAMS and son, of DuQuoin, visited her Sunday with his mother, Mrs. S.M. WILLIAMS.

- Mrs. Chas. CLOW of Decatur is visiting east of town with her parents, J.H. TAYLOR and wife.

Sept. 2, 1909:

- The PARRILL Reunion: Last Wednesday at the beautiful little park of A.H. PARRILL, eight miles east of Kinmundy, was the scene of merriment and good cheer, the occasion being the fifth annual reunion of the PARRILL family. By 12 o’clock 65 members of the family had gathered to enjoy the day and none was disappointed in their expectations. Even the weather seemed to favor the occasion, as early in the day just enough rain fell to settle the dust and cool the air. It seemed that everything favored this annual gathering. A table about 60 feet long and four feet wide loaded to its full capacity with good things to eat was sight to behold when this family had surrounded it. It seemed that the good things to eat were plentiful enough for a regiment of soldiers. Four thirty or forty minutes, it was just eat, eat, eat. Shortly after dinner, Photographer FOSTER of Kinmundy, appeared on the scene and made some pictures of the crowd. At the business meeting, P.S. PARRILL of Farina was elected President, and Miss Evangeline PARRILL of Kinmundy, was elected Secretary and Treasurer. Letters from absent relatives were read and short talks were made by those present. By a unanimous vote the PARRILL park was made the permanent meeting place on the last Wednesday in August. After a feast on melons, the time for departure had arrived and the jolly crowd was soon scattered to the four winds, each one feeling that such gatherings were helpful in adding to the pleasures of life.

- Miss Evageline PARRILL left Monday morning for Havana where she accepted a position in the public schools. Miss PARRILL is one of Marion county’s best teachers and the patrons of the Kinmundy school are sorry to have her severe her connection with the schools here.

- Mrs. Martha SMITH and daughter, Mrs. Mary CUSIC, of Newman, are visiting relatives here. A family reunion was held in their honor last Sunday at the home of Mrs. Dora BUNDY. The other guests present were Mrs. S.M. WILLIAMS and daughter, Margaret, and son, Chas. and wife of this city, James WILLIAMS and family of DuQuoin; Allie WILLIAMS and family of LaClede.

- Mr. and Mrs. J.A. BROOM of Alma, are happy over the arrival of a new boy at their home.

- Geo. S. CONANT and wife are receiving the congratulations of their friends over the arrival of a new son at their home last Sunday morning.

- Our dwelling house and contents which were burned on the 9th of August, were insured in "The Home Insurance Company of New York" to the amount of $700. The Company through their adjuster H.P. SMITH and Agent T.E. WILLIAMS, of Alma, adjusted the loss on the 14th, paying the loss in full without discount. Wm. and Martha ORGAN.

- St. Peter Express: For a time Monday night, St. Peter was equal to the frontier towns of early days. Two WILSON brothers, Ed and Leonard, of Loogootee, came down and partook of a little too much fire water and started in to show our citizens a good time. They did not make much progress along that line though, and ended up with getting their heads pretty badly skinned up and were the targets for a couple of guns. None of the shots hit the mark and after the smoke had cleared away, it was found that the damage done was a few window lights broken. A warrant was sworn out for them Tuesday morning and will be served upon them at their first appearance. If ever there was a place that needed police protection St. Peter certainly does.

- Omega Express: Pud PHILLIPS died last week, age 12. At the inquest R.M. SCHOOLEY decided that old age was the cause of his death. No more do we hear those musical sounds, Here Pud! Here Pud!

Sept. 9, 1909:

- SWARM-DEIWERT: Yesterday at high noon occurred the marriage of Mr. Louis SWARM of St. Elmo, Ill., and Miss Mabel DEIWERT of this city at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Myron DEIWERT of 2132 Rockefeller. The ring ceremony was performed by Rev. W.H. FORSYTH of the First Methodist Church. The bride’s sister, little Miss Beth, was ring bearer and Miss Stella DEIWERT presided at the piano. Only relatives and a few friends witnessed the ceremony, the out-of-town guests being: Mrs. BIVENS and Mr. A.S. BAKER, aunt and cousin of the bride; Mr. and Mrs. C.W. BROWN of St. Elmo, Ill., and Mr. and Mrs. T.L. DAVENPORT and family, formerly of St. Elmo. After a short wedding trip Mr. and Mrs. SWARM will be at home to friends in Everett. Mr. SWARM was assistant cashier in the Fayette County bank in his home town. (Everett Morning Tribune, Thursday, Sept. 2.)

- James H. BLACKBURN: Died at his home in Kinmundy Aug. 25, 1909, at 4:30 p.m., James H. BLACKBURN, aged 81 years, 8 months, and 15 days. He was born in Huntsville, Ala., in 1827. He came to Illinois in 1844 with his two brothers, John L. and George P. BLACKBURN, both having preceded him to the final home. In 1854 he united with the Baptist church in Medore, Ill, and was baptized by Hezekiah CHILTON. In ‘66 he came to Kinmundy. Like the prodical son, he left his father’s house, but in 1908 he returned to his Father and was received by Him. He united with the Kinmundy Baptist church, of which he remained a member until death. Uncle Jim was loved by all who knew him. He leaves to mourn his demise one sister-in-law, two nephews, eleven great-nephews, six nieces, five great nieces and other relatives. Uncle Jim has gone from us to be with Christ and the redeemed. W.T. NIX, Pastor.

- St. Peter Express: Miss Freida KNECKT left Monday night for Cumberland Maryland where she will make her home with her sister this winter.

- School began Monday morning with the following corps of teachers: L.T. BABCOCK, Superintendent; Mrs. BRYAN, Principal; Pauline BAGGOT, No. 5; Martha WALKER, No. 4; Fannie K. EAGAN, No. 3; Clemmie WHITTENBURG, No. 2; Mary E. SHRIVER, No. 1.

- Married at the parsonage of the M.E. church, south, Sunday at 10 p.m. by Rev. M.A. COX, John C. LAMBORN and Miss Frances R. HOWELL. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.M. HOWELL, residing two miles west of this city. Mr. LAMBORN is a prosperous farm living about two miles west of here and is well and favorably known. The Express joins their many friends in hearty congratulations.

- Mrs. Emmet HARGRAVE and son, Lyle, and Miss Pearl SEXTON left Tuesday for Denver, Colo., where they will visit their sister, Mrs. Roy HUNT.

- Card of Thanks: I wish to sincerely thank one and all who so kindly remembered me with their post card greetings on my 75th birthday. May your heavenly Father as gently lead you through the babyrinth of life as He has your humble servant. Calendar ROHRBOUGH.

Sept. 16, 1909:

- Capt. Calendar ROHRBOUGH; Passed Away Saturday Night at 11:15. Calendar ROHRBOUGH was born near the town of Buchannon, Lewis - now Upshur - County, West Virginia, Sept. 1, 1834. He was one of a family of 14 children. Only two brothers and two sisters survive him. He died at his home in Kinmundy, Ill., Saturday, Sept. 11, 1909, at the age of 75 years and 11 days. When a young man he did not have extensive advantages to secure an education, but he made the best possible use of the advantages he had and was able to begin teaching when but 20 years of age. In 1857, he came to Hancock Co., Ill., and taught in the public schools until 1860, when he engaged in the mercantile business at Basco, Hancock Co, Ill., this business he closed out in 1862 and organized Company H., 118th Illinois Volunteer Infantry and was mustered in as Second Lieutenant. In the spring he was promoted to First Lieutenant, and in October of the same year was commissioned Captain. He was a gallant soldier. A narration of his military record would involve a practical recital of the history of the great battles in the border states. To recount those in which he was engage would render necessary the recital of the incidents of over fifty battles and skirmishes; suffice it is to say, that he was a fearless, skillful and masterful leaser, and the history of the Civil War has rendered his name imperishable. Mr. ROHRBOUGH was united in marriage Nov. 29th, 1860 to Anna M. MOORE, the daughter of Andrew and Abigail MOORE. To this union were born five sons and one daughter, Homer Lorentz, Louie Andrew and Freddie Milton, who died in infancy and Levi Calendar, Charles B., Helen M. and an adopted daughter, Katie GROVES-WORMLEY, the youngest daughter of a deceased sister, who shared his home and affections as an own daughter; all of whom are here today. After returning from his career in the army, Mr. ROHRBOUGH settled in Kinmundy, Ill. where his life’s work has been carried on and so recently completed. He successfully followed the mercantile business in this city for 25 years. He was one of the organizers of the Kinmundy Building & Loan Association, which was organized in 1887, was it’s first president, which position he held until elected secretary, in which capacity he was retained until his death. He assisted in organizing and was the first president of the First National Bank of this city. He was a loyal member of the Grand Army of the Republic and a member of the Society of the Army of Tennessee. He was made a Mason in Kinmundy Lodge No. 398 in 1866. He served as Worshipful Master of the local lodge for several years, was a member of the Grand Lodge and at the time of his death, was a Grand Steward. He joined the Sons of Temperance when 17 years of age and has always been a zealous worker in that cause. He organized the Magnolia Lodge of Good Templars of the 118th Ill. Vol. Infantry, which is said to be the only one of the many lodges from the state of Illinois that kept up their organization during the entire war. He also organized the first Good Templar Lodge in the State of Louisiana. In 1866, he organized a similar lodge in Kinmundy, Ill. He was a charter member of Fidelity Council No. 24, Royal Templars of Temperance, which was instituted at Kinmundy in 1879. He was elected Select Councilor, was a delegate to and helped to organize the Grand Council, Royal Templars of Temperance of the Stat of Illinois, in 1880. He served as Grand Chancellor for three terms and as Grand Secretary for several years. He was a member of the Grand Council and represented his state in that body for number of years. Mr. ROHRBOUGH was also prominent in political life, being formerly a Republican, but for many years has been a staunch party Prohibitionist. He was present at the organization of the party in Farwell Hall, Chicago in 1868, and he was a nominee of this party for Congress in 1888. Locally he has many times served his home city as mayor and councilman. Not only was he a soldier, a leader of men in war and in peace, but he was a true, zealous and ever-ready soldier in the cause of Christ. Hew was an active member in the Methodist Episcopal Church of this city, and has been Superintendent of its Sunday School for over 40 years, and was still serving in that capacity at the time of his death. This beautiful church is itself a monument to his memory, for it was largely due to his persistent efforts that it was built. His desire was not only to have a pleasant place in which to worship God, but that the whole community and further generations should enjoy this blessing. Brother ROHRBOUGH was the first president of the Southern Illinois Sunday School Conference Association and was a lay delegate to the General Conference of the M.E. church which met in Philadelphia in 1864 and a delegate to the General Conference held in Chicago in 1900. In all the positions of a business nature which Brother ROHRBOUGH has been called on to fill or in his own business affairs the cause of Christ has had the Right of Way. This is known by all, however, who knew our brother, as Sunday School Superintendent he was strong and efficient, always striving to bring out the spiritual truths or the lesson in a way to make them impressive. Those who have met our brother in the class room will always remember his as a class leader. How he dwelt upon the love of our Heavenly Father. He knew what it was to love God and he magnified the name of Christ continually. How truly blessed are the dead who died in the Lord! His daily life was an example worthy of emulation, kind, courteous, jovial, loving, and considerate; a gentleman always, thoroughly dependable, and with all that patient, loving, potent, active service of the Master that marked him a leader among the Soldiers of Christ. The Christian character he built will stand as a conscious and enduring monument to his memory. His earthly labors for Christ are ended but his life shall live after him and continue on and on as a great power and influence for good in this community pointing those who shall follow him, to the Lamb that taketh away the sins of the world. The church will miss him. The Sunday School and Epworth League will miss him. We will miss him in the church councils, at the prayer and class meetings; every movement of the furtherance of the cause of Christ in this vicinity will miss him. Nearly every business interest of our little city will miss him. His faithful wife and family will miss him most. Finally it may be said of him, he fought a good, a splendid a glorious fight; he has kept the faith; blessed be the name of the Lord! The above obituary was read at the funeral services by Mr. F.A. PRUETT. The funeral services were held at the M.E. church, Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. conducted by Rev. J.B. CUMMINS, assisted by District Superintendent C.A. BECKET of Centralia, Rev. ALLEN of Farina, Rev. M.B. CROOKSY of Nashville. Short talks were also made by Messrs J.F. DONOVAN, A.W. SONGER, F.A. PRUETT, E.C. BARGH, Jacob NELSON, W.W. NEIL, and Hon. W.M. WRIGHT of Effingham. The burial services were conducted by the Masonic order the G.A.R. of whom there were more than 150 present. Members of the Masonic order from St. Elmo, Altamont, Effingham, Edgewood, Farina, Alma, Salem, Centralia, Iola, and other neighboring towns were in attendance.

- Walter MORGAN and wife of Denver, arrived here Tuesday morning in answer to a telegram announcing the death of her father, C. ROHRBOUGH.

- L.C. ROHRBOUGH of DuQuoin arrived here Saturday night on the midnight train in answer to a telegram announcing the serious illness of his father, who died a few minutes before he arrived.

- L.B. MOORE of Carthage, Ill., and W.H. MOORE of Dennison, Tex., arrived here Monday to attend the funeral of their brother-in-law, Capt. Calendar ROHRBOUGH.

- CURTIS-KENNEDY: Oscar P. CURTIS, a young farmer of McLean county, and Miss Myrtle, the daughter, Mr. and Mrs. L.N. KENNEDY residing three miles southeast of this city, were married last Wednesday evening at the home of the bride’s parents, Rev. M.A. COX officiating. It was a very quiet wedding, only a few of the immediate relatives being present. The newly wedded pair will make their home in McLean county. The Express joins their many friends in extending congratulations.

- Tuesday, Sept. 13th was the 54th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. I.T. DILLON of this city but the occasion was not observed with a celebration. This old couple are highly esteemed citizens of our city and both are enjoying their old age in peace and happiness. Mr. DILLON is not in the best of health all the time, but Mrs. Dillon enjoys good health. May they live to see many more anniversaries.

- During the heavy rain and electric storm last Thursday morning a large cattle barn on the farm of Dennis W. SWITZER, about four miles east of Farina, in Meacham twp., was struck by lightening and burned. Three head of steers were in the barn at the time and they were burned. The barn on the farm of Lincoln GRAVES near Farina was also burned at the same time. This barn contained quite a lot of hay and feed. One horse and cow were in the barn when it caught fire but they were saved without a _______.

- Chas. CLAYTOR and wife, of Alma, departed Monday evening after a visit here with Jos. CRAIG and family. They were arranging to move to Hagerstown where they are both employed in the public schools.

- Mrs. Peter SCHOENBORN returned home Thursday from St. Anthony’s hospital, Effingham, where she has been the past four weeks receiving medical and surgical treatment.

- One evening last week City Marshall T.N. WAGONER averted a runaway and probably saved a life. Miss KENNEDY was crossing the railroad in a buggy and the horse became frightened and started to run down the railroad track and the city marshal ran out and caught the animal by the bridle and after a hard struggle succeeded in stopping it. There was a moving train only a short distance away and it is probably that the horse and rider both would have been killed had Mr. WAGONER not succeeded in stopping the animal.

- Mr. Horatio SLATER, who lived six miles west of this city, died last Thursday of blood poisoning, caused by sticking a rusty nail in his hand. He was taken to Ramsey, his former home, for burial.

Sept. 23, 1909:

- A Birthday Dinner: An event long to be remembered was the celebration of the birth of Mrs. Mary ARMSTRONG, of Gickerman, Ark., and Mr. B.F. HEISTAND of Hoosier, Kan., which was celebrated Sept. 19th at the home of Mr. Chas. HEISTAND, 7 miles south of Kinmundy. The relatives present were Mrs. Mary ARMSTRONG and family, BF. HEISTAND and family, Chas. HEISTAND and family, Sam HEISTAND and family, Abe HEISTAND and family, Geo. HEISTAND, Joseph IMEL and family, William GIFFIN and wife, Chas. BURKETT and wife, Roy STEVENSON and wife, Bertha and Elnur HEISTAND, Willis ROSE and a number of friends. B.G. HEISTAND was passing his 65th milestone in life and Mrs. ARMSTRONG her 67th, so we see that such privilege for these will soon be over. An added pleasure to the occasion was the fact that a friend, Mr. A.L. EVANS, of Orange Park, Florida, was present. When the noon hour arrived, a delicious dinner was spread which did credit to the best of cooks. A photographer, C.L. WILLIAMS of Kinmundy, was on the ground and a number of pictures were taken. As this noted family separate and go to their different homes it will surely be with thankful hearts that they have enjoyed this privilege so late in life.

- Advertisement: Special Notice: I have purchased Mr. FOSTER’s interest in the gallery over the Post Office and will endeavor to please my patrons in every respect. Miss Nonda MONROE has been hired to take charge. She is competent in all lines of work and I invite one and all to call and get acquainted, make yourself at home, ask for prices. Pass away an hour or so at the Studio looking at the work. Parties wishing work done at their homes will call and get prices. Work guaranteed. My line of work consists of regular studio work, outdoor work, flashlight work, enlarging, copying, color work, etc., etc. Get a post card picture of your house, rig, show window, picnic parties, etc., etc. C.L. WILLIAMS. Remember the place, over the Post Office.

- Having sold my livery business to DIPERT & KEPNER, I wish to thank my many friends for their past liberal patronage and want you all to know, I fully appreciate any and all favors shown me. Again I thank you.

- Bailey BUNDY, one of the pioneer settlers of Foster twp., died at his home Tuesday evening at 7 o’clock, aged 79 years. The funeral services will be held at Arnold’s Chapel, conducted by Rev. J.H. BALLANCE.

- Daniel DIXON, one of the highly esteemed citizens of Vandalia, died last Sunday, aged 69 years. He was formerly a merchant of that city.

- Thomas NEAVILL, of Topeka, Kan., arrived in this city last Friday to visit a couple of weeks with his parents, C.M. NEAVILL and wife.

- A little son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Chas. COCKRELL Friday, Sept. 17th.

- Mrs. Andy RATHBURN, aged 79 years, died at her home in Vandalia last Sunday.

- G.L. EAGAN has sold his interest in Hotel EAGAN to Mr. WATSON, of St. Louis, who has assumed charge of same. Mr. EAGAN has established a fine business here and trade was increasing every day.

Sept. 30, 1909:

- Bailey Davis BUNDY: Baily Davis BUNDY was born near Walnut Hill, Marion county, Ill., Aug. 6, 1830. He departed this life at his home near St. Paul, Fayette county, Sept. 21st 1909, aged 79 years, 1 month and 15 days. At the age of 19 he was married to Miss Jane GARRON. To them four children were born. The companion of his youth departed this life in 1859. Two of the children have also crossed the mystic river. His second marriage was with Miss Eliza J. ALLEN in 1860. This union was blessed with six children, two of whom died in childhood. A widow, six children, 33 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, one brother and two sisters are left to mourn their loss. He accepted Christ as his personal savior at North Fork church during a revival conducted by Dr. MENALLY and Rev. G.W. GRABE in 1880. Soon afterwards he united with the M.E. church, and from that time was loyal to it and an honored member of the Arnold’s Chapel Class. When in the prime of life, Bailey BUNDY was an active energetic man able to do a vast amount of work and undergo great hardship. He had, by industry and economy, and with the assistance of his now bereft companion, bought and improved a nice farm near St. Paul, where they enjoyed the comfort of life and where they had raised their children, all of whom are now married and settled in life. In politics he affiliated with the Republican Party. As a man he was esteemed by the citizens of both Fayette and Marion counties. In his death, we feel we lost a good citizen, the church has lost a good solider and the family a dear friend. Thursday his remains were taken to Arnold’s Chapel where the funeral services were conducted and where a large concourse of people assembled to pay a tribute of respect to his life and to take a last look upon his face, after which his remains were conveyed to Sandy Branch and gently laid to rest in the silent grave to await the summons from on high.

- NELSON-DeWAR: Mr. Lares NELSON of Yakima, Wash., and Miss Nellie DeWAR of Westfield, Wis., were married at the home of the bride in that city on Wed., Sept. 22d, at high noon, and left the same evening for Yakima, Wash., where they will make their home. Mr. NELSON is the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob NELSON of this city and is now one of the leading jewelryman of Yakima, Wash. His many friends here extend congratulations.

- A Big Stock Sale: Last Saturday, N.J. ROBNETT held a big stock sale at his breeding barn in Kinmundy, and the stock sold brought a good price and a part of it sold extra well. Only three of his stallions were sold as the crowd in attendance did not seem to be after that kind of stock. Mr. ROBNETT has been successfully engaged in the horse business for many years, but now he was decided to close out his entire herd, and try something else. By the following prices, one can see that the horse market is not dead: One 3 months old colt - $85.00; One 3 months old colt - $100.00; One 14 months old colt - $125.00; One 2 year old filly - $180.00; One 2 year old filly - $135.00; One 2 year old filly - $175.00; Percheon Mare - $195.00; Billy Bryan (stallion) - $225.00; Pat Rene (stallion) - $205.00; Chief Atchall (stallion) - $160.00; One jennet - $45.00.

- GRISSOM-ANDREWS: Mr. Louis Earl GRISSOM, the Junior Editor of the St. Elmo Banner, and Miss Charlotte Mae ANDREWS of 7028 Kimbark Ave., Chicago, were married last night at eight o’clock at the home of the bride’s mother, Mrs. Wm. ANDREWS. The newly wedded couple will spend a few days in Chicago before going to Farina where they will spend Sunday with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John W. GRISSOM. They will make their home in St. Elmo.

- Mrs. Emmett HARGRAVES and son, Lyle, and sister, Miss Pearl SEXTON, have returned from a visit in Denver, Colo., with their sister, Mrs. F.L. HUNT.

- Last Sunday was the 64th wedding anniversary of Mrs. Julia LASWELL and the occasion as observed by a family dinner at the home of Dr. and Mrs. J.L. LASWELL at Alma. Those in attendance from Kinmundy were Dr. J.L. LASWELL and family, W.L. McWILLIAMS and family and M.B. NELMS and family. A pleasant day was enjoyed by all.

- Will THOMPSON and wife, who have spent the summer here with her mother, Mrs. John WADE and family, and with his mother in Ohio, left Tuesday morning for their home in Oakland, California.

- W.H. SHRIVER and wife and Ray WHITE went to Chicago Tuesday to be present at the marriage of her brother, Chas. WHITE and Miss Bessie BRAND.

- Jeanette BLANCHE, a little daughter, arrived at the home of Dr. and Mrs. C.N. DEAN of Sumner, Ill., on Friday, Sept. 24.

Oct. 7, 1909:

- WHITE-BRAND: The marriage bells rang merrily when Mr. Charles WHITE and Miss Elizabeth BRAND, of Chicago, were pronounced man and wife by the officiating minister of the gospel at six o’clock p.m., Wed., Sept. 29, 1909, in the presence of a few of their dear friends. They were married in their own home that had bee prepared and are "At Home" to their friends at 3256 West Division Street, Chicago. Charles is a Kinmundy boy and his numerous friends here join in wishing for them a useful happy life. Miss BRAND, by her sweet womanly manner, won many friends during her visit here last summer.

- MAXFIELD- NIRIDER: Last Saturday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E.C. NIRIDER in Farina occurred a pretty home wedding, the contracting parties being their daughter, Miss Cleta, to Mr. P.M. MAXFIELD of that city. The bride is one of the most popular young ladies of that place, having served a postmistress for a number of years. The groom is the well known young clothing merchant and his friends and acquaintances are innumerable. They will reside in the west part of town where the groom has a beautiful furnished home already prepared. The occasion was a couple wedding event, as the groom’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. John MAXFIELD of Farina, were also married on the same date 57 years ago. The old couple are both enjoying good health and no doubt will celebrate many more wedding anniversaries.

- A Navy Surgeon: Dr. Clyde B. CAMERER returned to this city Monday night from New York where he completed and passed the U.S. Navy examination and was given the place of Assistant Surgeon at a salary of $1800 per year, his pay commencing last Saturday. Dr. says this is the fourth medical examination he has passed this year, but the other three were play compared with the one Uncle Sam put up. The percent of failure in this class is 70 and Clyde is to congratulated upon his success. During this year, twelve have taken this examination and nine of the twelve failed. This is a life long position for Clyde and his salary increases from year to year. He is home now awaiting orders from headquarters, but he is of the opinion that he will be placed in the Naval Training School at Washington for a few months before being placed on board a ship.

- R.F.D. No. 4: Will CORNELL and wife of Neoga, are visiting his brother, Stephen CORNELL and wife.

- Mrs. Sarah HASELDEN, of Thebes left Saturday for Hutsonville to visit her son, D.R. and family, after a visit south of this city with her daughter, Mrs. Earnest KAGY.

- Dr. BUCKMASTER of Effingham, was here last Thursday morning in consultation with Dr. J.D. CAMERER regarding the illness of Gerrald MEEKS and it was decided that an operation was necessary and he was taken to Effingham Thursday afternoon on the fast mail and the operation performed that evening and he is getting along nicely. He was accompanied by his parents, W.H. MEEKS and wife, Dr. CAMERER and Mrs. Dora BUNDY.

- A telegram was received here last Friday by C.H. WEST announcing the death of his niece, Miss Bessie WEST, at her home in Topeka, Kan. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John G. WEST, and was well known in this city and vicinity having resided here several years ago.

Oct. 14, 1909:

- A Pioneer Resident Dead: The death of Mrs. Mary WHITE, widow of the late J.W. WHITE, occurred Monday at 7:15 a.m. at the home of her son, John T. WHITE on North Broadway. Deceased had been in ill health for some months and some three weeks ago was removed from her home near Alma to the home of her son here. Mrs. WHITE was born in Gettysburg, Pa., 79 years ago, and when but a child removed with her parents to Scott Co., Ill. After her marriage to Mr. WHITE 56 years ago, they built a home for themselves near Alma where they spent the greater part of their lives. Mrs. WHITE was a very devout Christian being affiliated with the Presbyterian church. For her kindly way and gentle disposition she was most highly esteemed by the neighbors and friends that came to know her so well. She is survived by four sons: John T. and Geo. W. WHITE of this city; D.S. WHITE of Alma; and L.W. WHITE of Hugo, Okla.; also three sisters, Mrs. Oscar LEDGEWOOD of Springfield, Mo., Mrs. Ester SMITH of Kansas; and Mrs. Jane G. GREENE of Scott co., Ill. Funeral service was held Tuesday morning conducted by Rev. H.G. McVICKER and the remains were conveyed to Kinmundy where they were laid to rest beside the husband. A large circle of friends extend condolences to those bereaved. (Salem Republican.)

- 32 Wedding Anniversary: Monday evening while Mr. and Mrs. C.H. WEST were enjoying the comforts of home they were greatly taken by surprise by a number of Rebekahs coming in to spend the evening and reminding them of their 32nd wedding anniversary. The evening was enjoyed very much by all. A beautiful china vase was presented them by the Rebekahs and cut glass salt and pepper shakers by Mr. and Mrs. J.F. DONOVAN.

- Conductor LEE Hurt: William (Bill) LEE, a well known freight conductor on the I.C.R.R., was seriously and almost fatally injured about 10 o’clock last Friday morning about 2 miles south of Alma. He had made a trip from Centralia to Mattoon and was returning with only the engine and caboose and in some way he fell from the caboose window. The brakeman, Clifford COFFIN, was in the caboose at the time but did not see him fall, as he was looking out at another window. Mr. COFFIN soon missed the conductor and the train was immediately stopped and backup up about one-fourth of a mile where Mr. LEE was found lying beside the track in an unconsciousness condition. The train crew decided to bring the injured man back to Kinmundy for medical assistance. Doctors CAMERER and SONGER dressed the wounds and the injured conductor was taken on to the Effingham hospital on his own train which the trainmaster put in charge of brakeman COFFIN. The conductor was badly injured about the head and face and one arm was badly bruised. He was still unconscious when he arrived at Effingham but reports from there say he is getting along very nicely and will recover. Just how the accident occurred has not been learned, but it is thought that LEE was asleep when he fell from the window.

- Saturday was the 67th birthday anniversary of O.N. TYNER and in his honor Mrs. D.L. TYNER of Mason, gave a dinner, those being present from here were Mr. and Mrs. TYNER, J.H. NELMS and little daughter Martha.

- Last week, at the Illinois State Fair, Ollie HANKS, of Meacham twp., had good luck with his race horses as he carried home first money in one race, second in another and fourth in another. Ollie has some of the best horses in the United States and are winners wherever they run.

- W.E. HENSLEY and wife of Chicago are the proud parents of a baby girl, Mabel Elizabeth, who arrived at their home Tuesday a.m. Oct. 5. Mother and babe doing nicely.

Oct. 21, 1909:

- Howard NELMS Crushed Between Bumpers on an Illinois Central Freight: Last Friday evening the community was greatly shocked when the news was spread that Howard NELMS, a brakeman on the I.C.R.R., had been almost instantly killed at four mile tank between Neoga and Seigel. He had passed through Kinmundy northbound only a few hours before ___d our people could not realize that the report was true. The accident happened about 3:30 and he died at 4:15. The freight stopped at the tank for water and when starting, the train broke in two about three or four cars back of the engine. Howard gave the engineer the back up signal which was answered by three blasts of the whistle and the engine started back. It was thought that Howard was walking backward arranging the coupler when he was caught between the two couplers. Geo. A. CONOVER, the other brakeman, was attracted by his screams and arrived on the scene in a minute or less time and Howard was wedged so tightly between the bumpers it was necessary for the engine to pull forward to release his body which was caught about the waist line. The lower portion of the body was facing the engine while the upper portion was facing the back portion of the train. The switch key he carried was mashed flat. The pay car had just passed and he had received his check and placed it in his hip pocket and the pressure was so great that the impression of the purse was made on the check. When the engine pulled forward the injured boy fell to the ground. Mr. CONOVER picked him up and held him in his arms till the arrival of No. 23, the southbound passenger train, which arrived in a few minutes. The conductor, Chas. REDUS, flagged the passenger train and Howard was placed in the baggage car and Mr. REDUS accompanied him to Seigel, where a physician was summoned and accompanied him to Effingham where he died in the hospital a few minutes after their arrival. He was conscious up to the time of his death and spoke several times concerning his own welfare. After the accident the railroad "boys" did all in their power to assist the unfortunate boy and help him bear his suffering. After his death, he was removed to the JOHNSON Undertaking rooms where the body was prepared for burial. His father, J.H. NELMS, accompanied by W.D. REYNOLDS, T.M. SMITH, Ellis WOLFE, and Del EAGAN went to Effingham that night and returned with the body the next morning. Clark WATSON and wife, Will WATSON and Mrs. GERARD accompanied the sorrowing wife from Champaign to Effingham, arriving there on the midnight train, then coming to this city with the body the next morning, when it was taken to the home of his father. At Effingham, an inquest was held and the verdict of the Coroner’s jury was "Accidental Death". Howard and wife went to Champaign about four months ago and he commenced braking for the I.C. During that time his good behavior and courteous treatment to all had made him a favorite with all the railroad men as well as the high officials. He was always happy and his work was a pleasure to him. We are safe in saying that no man on the road ever made so many warm friends in so short a time. The funeral services were held from the M.E. church Sunday afternoon at two o’clock conducted by Rev. J.B. CUMMINS, after which interment was made in Evergreen Cemetery. About ________ of the railroad boys from Champaign, Centralia and Salem were in attendance. The bereft wife, father, brother, sisters, and other relatives have the sympathy of all in their sad hour.

- Kinmundy Broom Corn: Makes a Good Yield and is of Good Quality: For the past week or more Kinmundy has been quite a broom corn center. For the past year or so a few of the farmers have been experimenting with this corp and this year proves the success of the business in this locality. In the central part of the state where land sells from $150 to $200 per acre the farmers make money growing broom corn. There it requires about three acres to produce a ton. In "Egypt" where land sells from $40 to $75 per acre it requires about four acres to produce one ton, and why can’t the farmers here make more money per acre than farther north. The growers in this locality made a mistake this year by contracting their crop too early. The price received here was from $120 to $130 per ton, and now the price is up to ten cents per pound or two hundred dollars per ton. The principal growers this year in this locality were as follows: Alpha PUGH - 18 acres; Joe Van SOQUE - 40 acres; R.W. WAINSCOTT - 15 acres; A.C. GORDON - 26 acres; Steve CORNELL - 25 acres; J.J. DAVIS - 10 acres. According to the information obtained by these growers it requires about one bushel of seed to plant nine or ten acres. The price of seed next year will be high owing to the high price of the corn. Our growers most all saved a small patch for seed and some of them may have some to sell. Those who have had the experience claim there is more money in growing broom corn than there is in wheat, corn or oats. It has been reported that a crop of broom corn was hard on the land, but reliable authorities say it’s good on the land if the stalks are plowed under while they are green. If they are allowed to stand on the ground and dry it is said that the crop is harder on the land than other grains. According to statistics the normal consumption of broom corn in the U.S. is about 50,000 tons. The crop this year is estimated at 16,000 tons, and that amount will produce 17,280,000 brooms. 15,000,000 families use brooms and the 1909 crop will give each family 1 and 1-7 broom each. So many more Marion county farmers could engage in the business and not overstock the broom corn market. (A picture of a Kinmundy Broom Corn Scene was included.)

- Farina Express: Mrs. Harold STILLMAN has returned to her home in Milton Junction after a visit here with her parents, Thos. ZINN and wife.

- Geo. BUTTS, a former resident of this city but now a prominent young clothier of Arthur, and Miss Lide E. HARDING, of Arcola, were married in Springfield Tuesday, Oct. 5, at 4 o’clock p.m.

- S.R. WOOLLEY arrived in this city Sunday from Oklahoma City to attend the funeral of his son-in-law, Howard NELMS.

- Walter SIMPSON, wife and little daughter of Salem, attended the funeral of their brother-in-law Howard NELMS, in this city Sunday afternoon.

- Darrel WOOLLEY came down from Champaign Sunday morning to attend the funeral of his brother-in-law, Howard NELMS.

- A little daughter made her arrival at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John HOLT, six miles northwest of this city, on last Sunday evening.

- L.C. MATTHEWS has opened a new industry in Kinmundy in the way of a seed house. He has installed a large fanning mill with a capacity of 100 bushels per day and has several small mills. The power is furnished by a gasoline engine and it is sure a busy place. In time other mills will be installed and Kinmundy will be headquarters for all sorts of grass seed.

- Frank HENNEMAN, aged 68 years, a retired farmer residing in Omega, died Sunday morning about 8 o’clock. The funeral service was held Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock after which interment was made in the cemetery on the HENNEMAN farm one mile north of Omega.

- Robt. INGRAM, of Ephrata, Wash., who has been here the past two weeks visiting his father, W.C. INGRAM, and brother, I.D. INGRAM, left yesterday for Maroa to visit his sister, Mrs. Nellie HOUSTON.

- Will HEISTAND and wife, of Williamsville, are visiting south of town with his parents, A.W. HEISTAND and wife.

Oct. 28, 1909:

- Farina Express: GING & SOULTNER’s store, also NIRIDER & LACEY’s hardware store were broken into Sunday night and money, clothing, shot guns and razors taken.

- DUNKEL-ROBB: Mr. Harry DUNKEL of Champaign, and Miss Anna ROBB of this city were married in Salem last Friday evening. They returned to this city and visited till Monday when he left for Oklahoma City where he has a good position and where they will make their future home. The bride returned to Champaign and will leave in about two weeks for her new home in the west. Mrs. DUNKEL is a daughter of Mrs. W.W. ROBB, residing three miles northwest of this city and has many friends here, whom she has won by her gentle disposition and strength of character, who extend congratulations.

- COX-GRAY: J.O. COX, the young Kinmundy restaurant man and Miss Frances GRAY of Farina, were married last Wednesday evening at the home of and by Rev. J.W. SIMER, near Omega. After the ceremony, they drove to the home of his parents, F.M. COX and wife in Meacham township, where they remained till Monday evening when they came to this city. After their arrival here the small boy and some of the larger ones too, gave them a serenade that aroused the whole town. Mr. COX is one of Kinmundy’s young businessmen and is held in heigh esteem by all, while his bride is one of the Farina girls who has the respect and esteem of everyone. They will make their future home in Kinmundy and all join the Express in extending congratulations.

- Obituary: Frank John Albert HENNEMAN, was born in Eversburg, Germany, June 12, 1841, and died at his home in Omega, Oct. 17, 1909, aged 68 years, 4 months, and 5 days. He came with his parents to St. Louis, Mo., and he was united in marriage in 1868 with Miss Anna HOSPOTSKY. To this union was born 7 children, 4 of whom have passed on before; three children with his wife survive him. He lived in St. Louis 30 years; he was foreman for 27 years. He moved with his family to Marion county, Ill., in 1894. He leaves besides his family, three sisters, Mrs. Bertha KOESTER, of St. Louis, Mrs. Otto, of Omega, Mrs. Minnie WILKEY of San Antonio, Tex.; one brother, Wm. HENNEMAN of St. Louis, and other relatives and friends to mourn their loss.

- Geo. S. CONANT, wife and two sons left Monday for St. Louis where Mrs. CONANT will visit two weeks with her sisters, Mrs. R.T. BROWNRIGG and Mrs. John McGILL. Geo. left Tuesday for Denver, Col., where they expect to locate. Mr. and Mrs. CONANT are excellent citizens and will be greatly missed by their many friends here.

- G.L. EAGAN, wife and daughter, Marcelline left Monday morning for Denver, Colo., where they expect to make their future home. Mr. EAGAN and family were some of our best citizens and will be greatly missed in Kinmundy and their removal is regretted by all. Just what business Mr. EAGAN will engage in is not known, but we are safe in saying he will not be idle many days after his arrival there. They were accompanied by their daughter Mrs. Frost SPILLMAN and son, who will visit in Denver a few weeks.

- Chas. GAMMON, who has been employed as operator at the Kinmundy Junction tower for several months, has accepted the agency for the I.C. at Dorans and has moved his family to that place.

- N.L. GANT of Farina was in this city on business Monday evening.

- Last Sunday night the general store of Ging & Co., and the hardware store of Nirider & Lacey, at Farina, were burglarized and a large amount of merchandise take. No clue to the robbers has been obtained and it is thought they were the same gang that has been operating very profitably in this city.

- A new girl recently arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dan DOOLEN.

Nov. 4, 1909:

- COMBS-DENNIS: E.S. COMBS, Jr. and Miss Hallie DENNIS, prominent young people of this city, drove to Salem last Friday afternoon and were married at the M.E. parsonage by Rev. MORRIS. They were accompanied by her brother, Harry DENNIS, and Miss Hazel BALKE. Mr. COMBS is a rising young business man being connected with the lumber firm of E.S. COMBS & Son. The bride is a charming young lady and is held in high esteem by her many friends, who join in congratulations.

- Died at Age of 86 Years: Mrs. Eleanor BRITTON THOMAS, widow of the late David THOMAS, died at her home in Ellwood City, Pa., on Saturday, Oct. 9, 1909, at the age of 86 years. The funeral services took place from her late home on Monday, Oct. 11, at 1 o’clock. Mrs. THOMAS is the grandmother of C.P. BALKE of Meacham, and is a former resident of Marion county, having resided on a farm in Meacham township for a number of years.

- Mrs. E. EMERY Dead: At about 8:30 o’clock on last Wednesday evening at the home of her youngest daughter, Mrs. Gertie GIFFIN, six miles south of Kinmundy, the immortal spirit of Mrs. Elizabeth EMERY took it’s flight to the God who gave it. Miss Elizabeth BASOM was born in Miskingin county, Ohio, Aug. 18, 1835, and died Oct. 27, 1909, being at the time of her death, 74 years, 2 months, and 9 days. She was married to Mr. Balston F. EMERY on Sept. 4, 1851; to this union was born 5 children, 4 daughters and 1 son. The husband, 1 daughter, and the son preceded her to the spirit world, leaving Mrs. Margaret EDWARDS and husband of Newark, Ohio; Mrs. Anna ALLEN and three children; Mrs. Gertie GIFFIN, husband and 4 children, with whom she has made her home after the death of her husband; two sisters, and one brother to mourn their loss. She with her husband removed to Marion county, Ill., in Oct. 1871, where she resided until her death. She united with the M.E. church South early in life and remained a consistent member until death.

- Notice To Hunters: Notice is hereby given by the undersigned that no hunting is allowed without permission on any of the undersigned property, man or dog. If violated will be prosecuted to the extent of the law: Chas. METZGER, Theodore MILLER, C.W. HANNA, John MILLER, J.D. CAMERER, J.L. DAVIS, Harry BRASEL, H.L. HANNA, Will MILLER, G.H. CONANT, J.M. GRAY, J.B. CONANT, J.M. BASS Jr., S.E. ZINDEL, J.R. JONES, A.M. HOWELL, L.F. RICHARDSON, J.C. LAMBORN, J.M. BASS Sr., J.W. HAMMER, E.R. WHITSON, Geo. F. DOOLEN, John DOOLEN, John MILLER, Ira C. MORRIS, Dan DOOLEN, Ren WAINSCOTT, W.H. MORGAN, M.C. SWIFT, Mary ROBB, C.F. ROBB, R.C. ROBB, J.H. BALLANCE, Peter SCHOENBORN, August JASPER, Herman SCHNEIDER, A. NEEPER, G.C. SOLDNER, John SHEPARD, H.J. NEIKRENZ, W.C. SOLDNER, T.M. HARGRAVE, A.F. FUNK, Frank REESE, J.N. BASS, F.H. ZINDEL, W.B. LLOYD, J.C. HOWELL, H.G. HOLT, C.E. REESE, Frank JONES, Henry WARREN, J.A. HOLT, John SEITZ, H.L. WARREN, Wm. MORRIS, Ben GARRETT, M. WAINSCOTT, David HEADLEY, G.A. CONANT, S.P. ROBB, S.M. HOLT, Cleveland DOOLEN, W.M. HEADLEY.

- Farina Express: Mrs. Ed CLARKE, of Gentry, Ark., who has been in the hospital at St. Louis for some time, arrived her Sunday to visit her son, Norman, and other relatives.

- C.T. MIDDLETON and wife have moved to Kansas City, Mo., where they have engaged in the hotel business.

- Uncle Sam INGRAM, who has been visiting in Ashley with his daughter, Mrs. Mary P. HOOVER, returned home Saturday morning.

- Geo. W. WHITE, who is employed in the Altamont mill, fell yesterday and sustained severe injuries by breaking his nose and otherwise bruising himself about the head and face.

- A.W. SONGER celebrated his 77th birthday Tuesday and a few intimate friends and relatives spent a portion of the day with him enjoying a fine dinner.

- Job INMAN has traded his property in the north part of town for the grocery in the GARRETT- SWIFT building.

Nov. 11, 1909:

- EAGAN-COCKRELL: Mr. Lloyd V. EAGAN of Salem, and Miss Rena F. COCKRELL of this city were married at the parsonage of the M.E. church South by Rev. M.A. COX, on Saturday evening, Nov. 6, 1909. The bride is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James COCKRELL of this city, and is highly esteemed and well respected by her many friends. The groom is the youngest son of E. EAGAN of Salem, and has a good position in that city, to which place they went Tuesday morning to make their future home. Their many friends extend congratulations.

- R.F.D. No. 4: Last Thursday morning Glen CORNELL met with a serious accident by falling from a wagon and breaking his leg.

- R.F.D. No. 4: Any one wanting help in shucking corn call on Lorn and Chester KLINE.

- Mrs. Sue LOVE returned to her home in Kell Monday morning after spending several weeks here with her sister, Mrs. Mattie MILLICAN.

- St. Peter Express: Chas. MAHON who has been an invalid for the past year with consumption, died Sunday night at the home of Henry HARPSTER. The funeral was held Tuesday with interment at old Loogootee cemetery.

- St. Peter Express: Chas. DUENSING and wife visiting relatives visited relatives in Stewardson Saturday. While there Mr. DUENSING closed a deal by which he sold his poultry house which he has been operating at this place for some time, to a man by the name of TELLTESTER. We understand the new owner will take possession of the property in the near future and move his family here as soon as he can secure a house in which to live.

- St. Peter Express: Dr. WETTSTEIN spent a few days last week visiting his parents in Jackson, Mich.

- J.H. NELMS was in St. Peter Sunday night embalming the body of Chas. MAHON, who died at the home of Henry HARPSTER Sunday.

- T.M. SMITH is in the livery business again, having purchased a half interest in the stock he sold a few weeks ago. Tommy says that he feels at home once more.

- A little daughter Ruth made her arrival at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E.M. SCHERMERHORN in Ridgefarm last Saturday afternoon.

- Miss Nellie MAXEY went to Findlay Monday to visit her sister, Mrs. Preston THOMPSON and family.

- Mrs. Ellis WAINSCOTT and son John left Thursday morning for Venice where Ellis has employment.

- Verner CLAYBOURN, wife and son, of Canal Zone, Panama, who have been visiting here with his sister, Mrs. Chas. MARQUARD, left Thursday for Jefferson county to visit relatives before returning to their home.

- Dr. CAMERER reports Henry ROLF of Omega is dangerously ill with typhoid fever.

Nov. 18, 1909:

- Burglars in Town: Last Thursday night, burglars were again in Kinmundy and were in the residences of I.T. DILLON and L.M. ROTAN. At the first named place, the party made themselves perfectly at home and filled up with good things to eat. At the residence of Mr. ROTAN about six dollars in cash, a pocket knife, some chewing tobacco and a automatic shotgun were taken. The gun was prized very highly by Mr. ROTAN as it was a present from his wife a few weeks ago and he had only enjoyed one day’s hunt with it. The same night a fellow was found prowling around the residence of E.G. MENDENHALL but he was chased away. On Saturday night some one tried to enter the residence of I.D. INGRAM but the noise aroused W.C. INGRAM who makes his home with his son, and he got up and chased the fellow away. It seems that this petty thieving business is getting very common and an effort should be made to stop it or some fellow will get hurt some night.

- REESE-CARLTON: A quiet wedding occurred at the M.E. parsonage last Sunday at 5:30 p.m. The contracting parties were Samuel REESE, of Kinmundy, and Miss Grace CARLTON of Farina, the ceremony was performed by Rev. J.B. CUMMINS, pastor of the M.E. church. They have the best wishes of their many friends.

- Obituary: Ann Lou ROTAN was born in Kinmundy, Ill., Aug. 21, 1878, and died at Effingham, Ill., Nov. 13, 1909, at the age of 31 years, 2 months, and 22 days. At the early age of 12 years she became a Christian and joined the Methodist Church South of this city. She identified herself with the various church enterprises, and entered into the work with a willingness that was exemplary. She received her education in the High School of our city, and at the age of 21 she united in marriage to Henry T. WITWER; two children were born. After her marriage she and her husband raised in Kinmundy for a period of four years, from here they moved to Casey, and from there to Neoga, and thence to Effingham, Ill., where they were still living when the final summons came. She was Chaplain of the order of daughters of Rebekahs at Effingham, Ill., and a member of the Royal Neighbors of America at Neoga. Anna has been a patient sufferer for years, but through it all she was uncomplaining and bore her suffering with Christian fortitude and always had a smile and a cheery welcome for every one. She passed away peacefully after every possible effort of love had been employed to succor her. She leaves to mourn her demise, her beloved husband, and two children, Fred and Martha, age 9 and 6 years respectfully, her aged parents, John M. and Martha V. ROTAN, one sister Merta and two brothers, Louis and Byron, and numerous other relatives and friends. In her death family circles are broken and light therefore has been snuffed out, leaving the remaining members in darkness, except as their souls may be lighted by the light that shone so radiantly from her life. The body arrived in this city Sunday morning on the fast mail, and was taken to the home of her father, J.M. ROTAN, where it remained until Monday afternoon when it was taken to the M.E. Church South, where impressive funeral services were held conducted by Rev. J.H. BALLANCE, assisted by Rev. M.A. COX, under the auspices of Rosedale Rebekah Lodge, after which interment was made in Evergreen cemetery. The relatives and friends from a distance who attended the funeral were E.B. TUCKER, J.A. LEVITT, Ed H. JACOBS, G.T. AUSTIN, of Effingham; O.A. DAVIS of Dietrich; T.J. WITWER and wife, Mrs. Wm. CHAMPIER, Mrs. Clarence WOODS, of Neoga; J. WATERS and wife of Casey.

- Dr. MILLER’s Case Rests Over Night with Jury: In the hands of a federal court jury in East St. Louis hangs the fate of Dr. Hugo MILLER, of Kinmundy, Ill., accused of selling liquor without a license. The court adjourned last night with instructions to the jury, which had been out since before noon, that a verdict would be received this morning in case an agreement was reached in the mean time. Friends of Dr. MILLER says that the charge is brought against him to ruin him professionally. Lincoln GRAVES, a witness for the United States, answered questions with much reluctance and insisted that the liquor he said he obtained from the doctor was for Mrs. GRAVES and obtained for medical purposes. Mr. GRAVES was so evasive in his answers that Judge ERIGTH interrupted with a threat to punish the witness unless he answered more promptly and definitely. Dr. MILLER stated positively to the court that he never sold liquor to the persons mentioned nor to any other persons at any time. (Wednesday’s Globe Democrat)

- Farina Express: Jake HOCKADAY is able to be out again after an attack of appendicitis.

- Mrs. Harry DUNKLE left Saturday for Tulsa, Okla. after a visit here with her mother, Mrs. Mary ROBB, and other relatives.

- Jas. WOODS and wife were in Sandoval last Friday attending the funeral of his sister, Mrs. J.W. CARTER, who was killed Thursday in a runaway.

- Dr. Hugo MILLER and Win HEADLEY went to Effingham Thursday with Mr. HEADLEY’s son, who was placed in the hospital where a portion of his knee was removed. He is getting along nicely since the operation, according to reports.

- Miss Rhea WHITE, who is employed as a nurse at the hospital at Kankakee, is visiting south of this city with her parents.

Nov. 25, 1909:

- Earl COCKRELL Dead: Earl COCKRELL, the 19 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Clabe COCKRELL residing about 4 miles east of this city in Meacham township, died Tuesday morning at 5 o’clock, after an illness of a little more than a week of diabetes. Earl has been teaching school near Odin for the past three months, and on Monday last he was unable to go to his school, but later in the week he felt much better an on Thursday went to Salem to attend the institute. While there he was taken worse and returned home Friday morning and from that time he grew gradually worse. The funeral service was held at the family residence yesterday afternoon at one o’clock after which interment was made in the Cockrell Cemetery. Last May Earl graduated from the Kinmundy high school, and he was held in high esteem by his classmates and school friends. He was a thorough student and always saw the bright side of everything. For the past two or three years he has been a member of the Kinmundy baseball club and in that pursuit he was always the same good natured boy he was on the farm. The bereaved parents, brothers, and sister have the entire sympathy of all in their sad hour.

- Chas. COCKRELL came down from Chicago Monday night owing to the serious illness of his brother, Earl, who died before his arrival.

- Clarence CHANCE of Salem, and P.K. JOHNSON of Belleville, were in this city Sunday getting particulars pertaining to the accident of Miss Hattie BLAIR, who is a sister-in-law of Mr. CHANCE.

- An infant was born dead to Mr. and Mrs. Samuel BUNDY last Sunday morning.

- Mrs. Henry COX left Wednesday morning for a visit with her son, Henry COLEMAN, at Pittsburg, Pa.

- S.B. SARCHET and wife of Waterloo, Ia., have moved to this city and occupy the Rev. KELLY property in the west part of town. They have tried several places and have decided Kinmundy the best of them all. Our citizens are pleased to have such citizens as Mr. and Mrs. SARCHET.

- Mrs. Fred FLETCHER of Rock Island, is visiting her parents, W.W. BAGOTT and family.

Dec. 2, 1909:

- R.F.D. No. 4: Mrs. J.B. SCULLEY returned home Sunday evening from Xenia where she has been taking care of her father, who is suffering with an amputated limb.

- R.C. COCKRELL returned to his home in Venita, Okla., Saturday night after spending a few days here with his parents and attending the funeral of his brother, Earl COCKRELL.

- H.M. FISHER returned Sunday night from Chicago where he had been visiting his sister, Mrs. C.C. COCKRELL.

- J.W. BROOM’s store at Alma was burglarized Monday night and several hundred dollars worth of merchandise, clothing, shoes, and dry goods, taken. The burglars entered by breaking the glass out of the front door. The blood hounds arrived from St. Elmo Tuesday morning and were put to work on the case, but no clue of the robbers was found.

- Mrs. Will WILCOX and little daughter, Ruth, of Chicago, are visiting in this city with her parents, J.P. WHITSON and wife.

- Leroy T. TELFORD made his arrival at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.R. TELFORD Sunday, Nov. 28.

- James L. SMITH, more popularly known as "Uncle Jimmy" 71 years old, of Lawton, Oklahoma, died Sunday. He at one time, 20 years ago, was a citizen of Kinmundy and has many friends here. He is the grandfather of Burdette J. SMITH of Chicago.

- Mrs. J.F. HOWELL went to Odin Tuesday morning to attend the funeral of her cousin, Mrs. Samuel PIGG.

- Will ROONEY, wife and son, of Chicago, arrived in this city Wednesday night with the body of their 20 months old son. The funeral services were held Thursday from the Catholic church conducted by Rev. Father HARTUNG, and interment in the Catholic Cemetery.

- Harry CRAIG, who is attending medical school in St. Louis, spent Thanksgiving at home.

- Jas. GARRETT, who is attending school in Champaign, spent several days last week near this city with his parents, Ben GARRETT and family.

- Tuesday night a horse and buggy belonging to L.L. HULTS was stolen from the hitch rack in front of the Christian church. No trace of it has been found.

- Miss Mary STOKLEY of Indianapolis, daughter of S.M. STOKELY and wife, residing south of this city, and Mr. R.W. MICHNER of Indianapolis, were married in Louisville, Ky., on Wednesday, Nov. 24. They will be at home after Dec. 10, 2028 Bellefontaine St., Indianapolis, Ind. The bride is quite well known in our city, at one time being a teacher in our public school and has many friends who extend congratulations.

Dec. 9, 1909:

- Horse Thief Captured: On Tuesday night of last week L.L. HULTS had a horse, buggy, and harness taken from the hitch rack in Kinmundy and on Friday the entire rig was found in Finch’s livery barn in St. Elmo, and Henry C. MORGAN, the fellow who sold the rig to FINCH was landed in the Salem jail. MORGAN passed through here a few days prior to this theft with a horse and buggy that he tried to sell to several parties here and when he arrived at Salem he sold the entire outfit to Sam DAVIDSON. After he had sold the rig he went to the telephone and talked to a lady friend at Xenia and during the conversation he is said to have told her he would be over in a few days. According to MORGAN’s story he returned to his home near Shelbyville after selling the rig in Salem and spent a few days, then he returned to this city and got the HULTS rig and drove to St. Elmo arriving at that place about daylight Wednesday a.m. At St. Elmo he traded the HULTS horse for another horse and drew $20 and then sold the second horse for $10. On Friday MORGAN was captured by acting deputy Sheriff RUSSELL in Xenia and brought to Salem and placed in jail where he made a full confession of the disposed of both rigs, but he claims he did not take either of them. He says another fellow took HULTS’ rig from the rack and delivered it to him in the north part of town, and he also claims that he belongs to a bunch of fellows and the others got in debt to him and are paying him off in horses. This is a pretty good story to tell but what the jury will think of it we are unable to say, but it looks as if MORGAN was facing about two terms in the penitentiary. Mr. HULTS went to St. Elmo Friday night and got his stolen property arriving home early Saturday morning. Marion county offers a reward of $100 for the arrest and conviction of a horse thief and Mr. HULTS offered an additional reward of $25 and we understand the same reward was offered for the Shelbyville rig. If this is the case Deputy RUSSELL made $250 and at the same time probably put a stop to some more deeds of the same nature.

- Mrs. J.L. MORITZ: Mrs. Lillian GARNER MORITZ, wife of J.L. MORITZ, of Witt, Illinois, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.B. GARNER in this city, Tuesday morning at 2:30 o’clock, at the age of 28 years, 6 months, and 24 days, after a lingering illness of consumption. The funeral services were held Wed. afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Presbyterian church, conducted by Rev. J.W. RITCHEY and interment in Evergreen Cemetery. The family have the sympathy of all in their sad bereavement.

- Farina Express (Written for last week): A little girl arrived at the home of F.M. POWELL Wednesday.

- Farina Express (Written for last week): The golden wedding anniversary of M.D. HEWITT and wife was celebrated at their home Sunday. About 85 were present.

- David HEADLEY and Mose SWIFT were in Effingham Saturday night having accompanied Win HEADLEY there where he entered the hospital and underwent a surgical operation for appendicitis, and is getting along nicely.

- C.T. MIDDLETON will sell his household goods and other articles at public sale at the residence Saturday. He has purchased a hotel in St. Charles, Mo., and will leave for that place soon after the sale. Mrs. MIDDLETON has already gone to St. Charles.

Dec. 16, 1909:

- Mrs. R.G. WILBOURN: Mary Ellen STRICKLER was born in Rockbridge Co., Va., Jan. 4, 1840, and died at her home in Kinmundy, Ill., Dec. 12, 1909 aged 69 years, 11 months and 8 days. July 23, 1865 she was united in marriage with Rufus G. WILBORN and of this union, five children were born, two sons and three daughters, all of whom survive excepting the youngest daughter, who died in infancy. Early in life she was converted to Christianity and joined the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at Kinmundy in the year 1864, since which time she has lived firm in the Faith, remaining in communion with her church until by death she is translated to the General Assembly of the "First Born in Heaven". The funeral services were conducted by her pastor, Rev. J.W. RITCHEY, in the church where she had worshiped for the past 45 years of her life, and the body laid to rest in Evergreen Cemetery, to wait the coming of her Lord, whom she loved and served.

- Farina Express: John AMBUEHL, Jr. and wife are the proud parents of a new girl.

- M.L. WILBOURN of Chicago was in this city the first of the week owing to the death of his mother.

- Mrs. Fred BARROW of Chicago attended the funeral of her grandmother, Mrs. WILBOURN, in this city Tues. afternoon.

- This week this office turned out printed matter for J.W. HOUSMAN of Alma. Mr. HOUSMAN is formerly of Arthur, Ill., and he recently purchased the lumber, furniture and undertaking business of L.C. PULLEN and he expects to make Alma his future home. Mr. PULLEN has not decided just what he will do or where he will locate, but he expects to spend the winter enjoying life.

Dec. 23, 1909:

- Frost SPILLMAN left Saturday morning for Denver, Colo., where he expects to remain indefinitely. Mrs. SPILLMAN and son have been in Denver the past two months.

- Jas. O. LOWE of Chicago is visiting here with his parents, W.W. LOWE and family.

- Mrs. J.A. BROOM and babe, of Alma, visited Thursday in this city with her grandfather, I.T. DILLON.

Dec. 30, 1909: no paper available


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

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


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