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Crawford County, Illinois
Hutsonville Herald articles

Many of articles are from clippings and so the exact dates are unknown. However, it is believed that some readers will will find them interesting and may want to search for the original.

A Centennial
In the winter of 1812 Isaac Huston built a cabin about one mile south of the present location of Hutsonville where he and his wife and six children resided for a few months. During the following April, while he was at mill, his entire family was massacred by Indians, his home burned, and a neighbor by the name of Dixon was also murdered. The story of the tragedy is well known to the older inhabitants, and it is not our purpose to retell it at this time, but rather to call to mind that this occured about hundred years ago, that Hutsonville derived its name from these first settlers and that a centennial observance would be an event in which the people of this vicinity would be interested. There are men who know where this cabin was located, and its site could be made known to succeeding generations by a marker. There are also few men living who know much of the early history of this community and they might be persuaded on this occasion to give addresses relating to the conditions, manners and customs of the first settlers. Aside from social mingling and present interest such an observance would be an excellent method of pre-serving history. It is probable that soon steps will be taken preparatory for holding the centennial, and the assistance of every one in the community will be desired to make it a success.

The Hutson's Fate
Perhaps few of the last generation residing in Hutsonville vicinity, if asked why their little city is so called, could give correctly, the origin of the name. Many of our western towns derives their names from the Indian language, historical events, and not a few are connected with Indian tragedies. To the latter class Hutsonville belongs; for no darker tragedy blots the pages of pioneer history than that of the Hutson's fate. The story is a legend handed down from father to son; but tradition never tires of telling the story of her valiant frontiersmen.

Far back in pioneer history, 93 years ago, or near the year 1810, a man by the name of Hutson, with his wife and children, emigrated from the east to Illinois, to seek a home in the wilderness. The journey was made in a covvered wagon, the only mode of transportation in the west at that time. They were many weeks upon the way. Privations were endured, but they struggled on toward the land of the setting sun, the land of promise. A last they made their home on a beautiful site upon the western bank of the Wabash.

Hutson here built a rude log cabin and cleared a small place in the forest for farming purposes. They were in the depths of the dense forest, inhabited almost exclusively by savage tribes of Indians. The wild beasts prowled about their cabin at night. But love was lord of that rude cabin and they were happy all working together. The summer passed swiftly; and when the autumn came with its golden grain and wild grapes, and brown leaves it seemed their cup of pleasure was filled to overflowing. But the clouds gathered. Rumors of Indian depredations came from time to time. One bright October morning Hutson, thinking all Indian dangers past, started to mill far across the plain to the village of Palestime, the only mill for many miles around. He left his home with a light heart, taking the trail through the forest and thence across Lamotte Prairie, which was then a wilderness of tall grass from five to seven feet high. As he journeyed he little thought he was leaving forever all that was dear to him. Perhaps thought of Indian atrocities crossed his mind; but he swept them away and laughed at his own weakness.

We will leave him, and go back to his wife and children. The day passed quietly and when evening came, the mother sat in the door way holding her baby and thinking of its father, and longing for his return. the evening sun was slowly sinking down the western sky, to his sleep beneath the rose tiuted clouds. All was peace, with only the merry laughter of the children at play floating through the open door.

But suddenly upon this quiet haven there burst from the forest a band of yelling, half drunken Indians. The mother and children fled in terror, but it was useless. They were soon captured. The small babe was taken from its mother's arms and before her very eyes, thrown into a kettle of boiling water. With savage cruelty the mother and her children save one was tomahawked. The cabin was set on fire and the bodies of mother and all her children were cast amid the flames. The oldest girl, a blue eyed maid of sixteen summers, was led away captive to live a life of shame with her savage masters.

An hour later, as the night shades mercifully gathered to hide the awful scene, Hutson approached his home. Through the woods and around the bend he came. The great, harvest moon, just above the trees, cast a silvery sheen upon the ripples of the river. But as he drew nearer his home, the autumn leaves were tinted with a redder hue that the moon beams ever cast. With a cry he sprang forward; he gazed; and there lay his home, a glowing pile of embers whose red light he had a moment before seen dancing on the forest leaves.

Hutson was a strong man, rough we might call him, --but his heart was torn when he saw the charred and mangled bodies of his family. Yet he did not weep. Instead he vowed eternal vengeance against the murderers and the race to which they belonged. He kept his vow. For many weeks he pursued the Indians through the forest with his trusty rifle ever ready. But at last he fell, slain by a bullet from his foes. Hutson creek was named after this unfortunate man. And near its banks, after years had passed, there sprang up a little village, the village of Hutsonville. And as we gaze upon it towers and steeples, glistening the morning sunlight, we think of the words in Wm. C. Jones' exquisite poem; "and on the Wabash bank, 'bove and 'neath the hill, "Sits to his memory, the village --Hutsonville."

Earl M. LaGow

Hon. E Callahan writes as follows on "My Way to the Bar--Incidents as a Justice":

While editing the Telegraph at Marshall I became acquainted with the law firm of Constable and Dulaney, and told them of my one time ambition to be a lawyer, and they advised me that it was not too late to enter upon upon the study of the law. A close friendship grew up between myself and John Scholfield, then a young man holding the office of circuit attorney. His rapid rise as a lawyer and his words of encouragement became an inspiration to me, and gave me confidence in my ability to succeed. I bought Blackstone and Kent and began to read them by myself. I wanted a place to study and something to do. I became a canditate for Justice of the Peace in Hutsonville township I was a whig, and township was strongly Democratic. The dramshops were all against me, but the folks upon Quaker Lane, and some of the best Democrats were for me. The election was hotly contested, and I knew that if I won it would be by a narrow margin.

Just before the polls closed I met John Boyd, a young Democrat, going in to vote. He proposed to vote for me if I married him without pay if I was elected. I accepted his proposition and was elected by one majority over my Democratic opponent. I rode on horseback twenty miles on a hot summer day and paid John Boyd for his vote on the terms of our contract. I was elected on the 14th day of October, 1857. I added to my library Asburry's Justice which come to me by inheritance, Walker's American Law, which I earned by giving legal advice which happened to be right and of real value to my client. I read my few books so carefully and so often that I knew them better than some of the other lawyers with whom I came in contact.

Reader, did you ever think seriously of the opportunities and responsibilities of the very exaulted office of Justice of the Peace? How much good a wise, level headed Justice, possessed of the saving grace of common sense, can do in preserving peace and good order, in staying ugly controversies, settling disputes and difficulties among neighbors. On the other hand have you considered how much mischief a feather-headed, quibbling consciousless fool can do when clothed with the authority of the office? If you have not, just watch the procession as it passes by and be instructed.

A large number of persons charged with the minor offenses of which a Justice of the Peace has jurisdiction were brought before me for trial. They usually waived a jury, and this left me to pass upon the question of innocence or guilt, and to fix the penalty within statutory limits. Such offenses were so defined by the statute as to give but little difficulty in passing upon the question of innocence or guilt. To "make the penalty fit the crime" was more difficult. It was necessary to consider the circumstances attending the commission of the crime, the age of the defendant, his ability to pay a fine, whether it was a first offense or only one in a list of his offenses. All of this must be considered in the light of the evidence given. When a fine was imposed, an execution was immediately issued and placed in the hands of a constable, who thereupon demanded payment or property upon which to levy. If payment was not made, or property given up, the execution was returned and a mittimus issued comitting the party to the county jail until he should be lawfullly discharged therefrom.

Civil cases gave me more trouble. Sometimes the truthfulness of a witness was extremely doubtful or "wholly incredible, though neither contradicted nor impeached. Sometimes the evidence was so evenly balanced that there seemed to be no preponderance upon which to make a finding. I was conscious of the fact that my knowledge of the law was very limited. I had not yet got rid of that illusion that the law was full of mystery, and I feared that in my decision I should violate some of its hoary traditions or trespass upon its mysteries.

At that time parties to a lawsuit nor any one directly interested in the result of the trial were competent witnesses. While the purpose of their exclusion was to lessen the opportunities for dishonest suitors to shut out the material facts of the case, and use corrupt witnesses in such manner that the falsehood of their testimony could not be shown.

There was a suit between John N. Hackett and Norton W. Mallet, involving account for labor, damages for trespass by animals, and some contracts growing out of their business when their relations were friendly. Each side produced a number of witnesses. The testimony was so unsatisfactory that at its conclusion I had not opinion as to what my judgement should be. I ordered the plaintiff and defendant to be sworn. Both objected. I overruled their objections and they were sworn. I examined them and found that their accounts against each other were largely trumped up for the occasion. There was no occasion for the law suit, and would have been none if the plaintiff had been strictly honest.

The fact that I was reading law, and that I was a Justice of the Peace, gave rise to the presumption that I knew some of the law. I was consulted frquently by people who thot they had a case, and if I gave them a favorable opinion, they wanted to bring the case before me. This I would not allow, and then it was brought before some other Justice of the Peace and I appeared for the plaintiff. In this and other ways, suits came to me and I became a pettifoger. When cases were appealed, or original suits brought in the circuit court I turned them over to Scholfield.

At the fall term of the circuit court in 1858 I had a number of cases, and during a walk in the country I told Scholfield of the cases I had for him giving the facts in each case and the witnesses by whom the facts could be proved. When I was through he said "Why don't you get license and attend to these cases yourself?" I said "I will when I feel competent to do so." He said "You are a better lawyer now than some who are practicing. Get a certificate from the county court and send it to me." I afterwards obtained the necessary certificate and mailed it to him. The supreme court was in session at Springfield. He had himself and Hon. James C. Robinson appointed to examine me and report on my qualifications. They reported favorable, and on the third day of February, 1859, I was duly enrolled on the roll of attorneys in the office of the clerk of the Supreme Court of Illinois.

In July 1861, I opened a office in Robinson and continued the practice until the spring of 1911 when I retired. I have loved my profession as a lawyer, and fave had enough success in it to gratify the reasonable ambition of any country lawyer. I have been a member of the Illinois State Bar Association from its organization in 1877 to the present time. I had the distinguished honor of being the President of the Association in 1889. It became my duty to deliver an address of welcome to the American Bar Association which met in Chicago that year. David Dudley Field, then at the head of the legal profession in America, was the President of the National Association and I approached the duty with some fear that I should fail. The evening before the meeting Mr. Field invited me to his room. His cordial manner dispelled my fear, and his congratulation after I had made my address was gratifying to me.

I had for years been one of those who regarded the transitory character of the Supreme Court of Illinois as absurd, wasteful and an obstacle in the way of speedy and proper transaction of the business of the court. We had earnestly advocated the location of the court at Springfield. For reasons best known to themselves the judges of the court withheld any opinion on the subject. The reasons were said to be Ottawa and Mt. Vernon. In my annual address I advocated the location of the court in Springfield. I obtained letters from the ex-Judges of the Supreme Court, favoring the location of the court, to be read at the annual meeting of the association. I am vain enough to believe that the measures taken by me as President of the Illinois State Bar Association gave the movement a forward impulse and hastened its consumation.

All along I have had occasion to be proud of the friendship of the Bar of the State. Some of its most eminent members have been and still are my personal friends. Such friendships are worth while. They give me eminent satisfaction in my retirement from the active life as a practicing lawyer.

Early Incidents are Related by W. B. Hurst

Information concerning the establishment and early days Hutsonville, furnished the editor by Mr. W. B. Hurst by request.

Hutsonville was laid out in April, 1832, by Robert Harrison, and the original plat embraced 48 lots, most of which were sold at the first sale. These lots started as Number 1, Number 1 being located where the Draper stables now stand, the stable that stands at present across the street from the present Henry Spivey home.These lots, beginning here with Number 1, run west four lots to the street that runs north past the Baptist church; then south to the lot upon which the Universalist church now stands; then east to the river where the ferry now lands. These 48 lots were on the old State Road running from Vincennes to Chicago. This road passed through Palestine, Hutsonville, York, Darwin, Paris and Danville, and was without any question, most people believe, the road traveled by the Lincoln family on their way from Kentucky to Springfield in the year 1830. The town was called "Hutsonville" in memory of Isaac Hutson, whose family was murdered by the Indians, the history of which many of you know.

The first residence built in Hutsonville after the town was laid out was erected by William Cox, in the fall of 1832, on Lot 32, which is the spot where stands the house in which Frank Bogard lived and died.

The next house was built by William M. Hurst, brother of Uncle Jack Hurst, Uncle Jack being the father of W. B. Hurst. He put up a kitchen in the fall of 1832 and used it as a counting room until he could complete the remainder of the residence in the following spring. His was a small one story building located on Lot 33, also on the river bank and on what was originally known as First Street, and the building still stands there, being the small shed belonging to Allen Newlin on the river bank east of the present Newlin Bank.

The mercantile business took an early start in Hutsonville. William Cox and William M. Hurst, both mentioned, were the pioneer merchants. They opened a store in August 1832, and continued until 1838 when they closed out for the purpose of collecting the debts they had made. Everybody those days sold goods on credit, and hence every few years had to close out to collect outstanding accounts, in order to raise money to buy another stock of goods.

About the year 1840, William Cox, the pioneer merchant, together with Hurst and others, under the firm name Cox & Company, embarked in the mercantile business, but in three or four years, and for the same reason as heretofore, again retired.

Henry A. Steel, the father of Greenlee Steel, also opened a store about the year 1840. He built a frame store house where the large brick block on the east side of Main Street now stands. In a year or two Steel sold out and about the year 1848 Preston Bros. started a store in the Steel building. They operated this for several years, until John Sweeny bought the Steel store house and compelled Preston Bros. to vacate the building. Preston Bros. then built a store house on the corner where McNutt & Musgrave hardware now stands.

They carried on the business a few more years, then closed out and devoted their attention exclusively to pork packing business for several years. In those days the hogs were brought in droves and sold to Preston Brothers who slaughtered them, then packed the meat and lard away in barrels until, when the river became navigable the following spring, they would ship them north and south by boat.

Landmark Torn Down
Hutsonville is losing one of its old land marks this week. The old livery barn which has been the property of Allen Newlin for about fourteen years, is being torn down. This building was used continuously as a livery head quarters untill the automobile superceeded the horse and buggy. This occurred within the last fourteen years as Mr. Newlin rented the building livery purposes since he has been the owner. It seems that the building was erected more than fifty years ago.

Dr. Chambers Lindley of Brooklyn, Ind., was here visiting relatives and friends last week. The Doctor was formerly a Crawford County boy. He was raised on the old Lindley farm now owned by S. S. Green, and while yet a young man on the farm he met with a sad accident and lost an arm in a runaway. He then turned his attention to the study of medicine and forty-six years ago located and began his practice near Indianapolis, where he now owns a good farm and we are glad to know he has been successful. He has lived out his allotted three score and ten years and today is as nimble and spry as most men at thirty. The Doctors many relatives and friends are always glad to meet him.

Dr. C.H. Voorheis and Wife on Vacation Trip
Dr. and Mrs. C.H.Voorheis will leave tomorrow night for a trip through the west. From here they will go to Chicago. They will then go to Bozeman, Mont. where they will visit with Will Plew and wife. They are planning to visit Yellow Stone Park next. They will spend some time in Portland Ore., visiting with Roscoe Hurst and family and Ausby Bishop. While in Oregon they will also go to Cottage Grove to see "Jim" Wright. San Francisco will be the next stop and from there they will go to Los Angeles, where they will spend some time with Harry Voorheis, a cousin of the Doctor, Beulah Buckner Lotz, and many other friends. They are planning to return over the Santa Fe by way of the Grand Canyon and Denver, Colorado. It has been several years since Doctor Voorheis has taken a vacation of any length and the community wishes the Doctor and his wife a very pleasant trip.

At the Fourth of July celebration held here, among the numerous attractions, a public wedding was performed and the following account is hereby given:

Promptly at 3:15 L.C.Hurst appeared on the platform accompanied by Mr. Charles Kirts and Miss Esther Cox, who the Rev. J. T. Murken, in a short and pleasing ceremony joined in the holy bond of wedlock. The ceremony over, and while congratulations were being extended, neighbor W. R. Stone proposed three cheers for the bride and groom, which was heartily given. The groom is one of our most popular young farmers and his wife, who is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Cox, prosperous farmers west of town, has reason to feel proud in securing so worthy a man for a husband. The best wishes of the vast assemblage go with the young couple for a bright, happy and prosperous future life.

Joe Musgrave has resigned his position as carrier on rural route one. Mr. Musgrave has been carrying the mail for the past fourteen years and has served the patrons well. Jesse Baber is carrying the mail until an appointment is made.

{A hand written note from 1930 recalls back to 1895}

H.L. Draper was here yesterday and sold 4000 bushels of old corn for 23 cents per bushel, and for which he last summer declined 50 cents.

81st Birthday
About thirty- five relatives, children and grandchildren of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Lindley gathered at their home west of town Sunday, the occasion being to celebrate the birthday anniversary of Mr. Lindley. He was 81 years of age on the 28th, and greatly enjoyed the reunion, as he is now able to be about most of the time, following several weeks' serious illiness. An excellent dinner was served.

80th Birthday
A party of about thirty persons spent Sunday at the Hollenbeck homestead on Mill creek in Clark county Sunday, the old home of Mrs. Lindley and celebrated the 80th birthday of Samuel Lindley which occurred on the 28th. Those who went from this community were Mr. and Mrs. Lindley, C. E. Lindley and family, E. H. Boyd and family, Dr. and Mrs. C. H. Voorheis and Dr. J. H. Neff and family, Dr. S. E. Lindley and family and J. W. Lindley and family of Sullivan.

News Notes:
Mr. and Mrs.Wilber Edholm of Chicago are the proud parents of a baby girl born Saturday, September 16th. Mrs. Edholm was formerly Miss Frances Lindley.

Miss Frances Lindley and Wilbur J. Edholm, of Evanston were married in Christ Episcopal Church in Winneka on Saturday morning, June 30. After a motor trip in Wisconsin. Mr. and Mrs. Edholm will return to Berwyn, where they will live during the summer. Mrs. James Lindley, son, Gordon and daughter, Mary Helen, attended the wedding ( July 1928).

Mrs. Henry A. Voorheis fell Saturday morning and fractured her right arm near the shoulder. Owing to her advanced age the injury will be slow in mending, but she is getting along well.

Card of Thanks
I desire to thank the friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted during the illness and death of my dear Auntie. Flora Chambers

The fiftieth wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Samuell Lindley was observed Sunday at their home west of town, when a number of relatives and friends gathered to spend the day and enjoy a sumpturous dinner. Several guests were detained from coming on account of inclement weather, but those who were present had a very enjoyable visit. Mr. and Mrs. Lindley were married at Robinson, Oct. 2, 1861, and Hutsonville township has since been their home residing on their present farm since 1865. Mr. Lindley was born in Crawford County on May 28, 1832, being a son of William and Mary (Prevo) Lindley. Mrs. Lindley's maiden name was Harriet Hollenbeck and she was born in Clark county, being the daughter of John and Isabelle (Houts) Hollenbeck. They are the parents of six children, all of whom are living, as follows: Mrs. E. H. Boyd, C. E. Lindley, Mrs. C. H. Voorheis, J. W. Lindley, Mrs. J. H. Neff and Samuel E. Lindley. The latter three reside at Sullivan. Only a small per cent of married couples live to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary and of these the number is exceedingly small where sorrow has not enterned the home on account of the death of some member of the family. Mr. and Mrs. Lindley have many friends whose wish is that they may live to see many recurring anniversaries and that their last years may be the happiest and best. They were presented with many handsome presents as remembrances of the occasion.

Last Sunday evening at 6:30 o'clock occurred the wedding of Miss. Mary Voorheis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Voorheis, to Mr. Thomas E. Lindley, son of Mr. Pratt Lindley of Quaker Lane. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. John L. Cox of the Baptist church at the residence of the bride's parents, one and one half miles west of town.

At the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. T. Reigle in Hutsonville yesterday evening at 6 o'clock occurred the marriage of their daughter, Hazel, to Lorraine W. Kennedy, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Kennedy. About thirty realatives and friends were present to witness the ceremony, which was performed by Rev. I. C. Tedford. Following congratulations a repast was served, and all that needs to be said as to its excellence is that it was prepared under Mrs. Reigle's supervision. A merry time was enjoyed and later in the evening serenaders came and tendered the couple a charivari. The contracting parties are a popular young couple and have a host of friends who extend well wishes. They were the recipients of many elegant and useful presents. They will make their home for the present with the groom's parents north of town.

Twins Born
Mr. and Mrs. Lorraine Kennedy are the parents of twins born just before midnight Wednesday night. One is a boy and one a girl and each weighed nine pounds. (hand written 1929).

Horace Cox, who formerly resided here, but now has charge of the Big Four station at Pinkstaff, was married Tuesday evening to Miss Pearl Miller, a daughter of a farmer residing in that vicinity. Horace is one of the most examplary young men we ever met and he has many friends here who wish him much success and happiness. They passed through here Wednesday on their way to visit his father, Stanton Cox at Rockville, Ind.

Gone For a Visit
Mrs. Amanda Lindley left Saturday morning for an extended visit with her daughter, Mrs. C. O. Slagle in Portland, Oregon. On her return she will visit her daugther, Mrs. M.V. Ryan at Enid, Okla. She will be accompanied on the trip by Miss Clara Mount of Chicago.

Thirty Eight Years Ago
Thirty eight years ago Sunday, C. W. Moore and Miss Emma Bell were married. (hand written 1924).

They were married at West Union last Sunday. After an ardent courtship through the winter Thomas J. Kennedy and Miss Dollie Robinson have joined hands for the journey through life. Miss Dollie Robinson was at N. A. Musgrave's Sunday when Mr. Kennedy came for her. After the marrage at Union, Mr. Kennedy returned with her to Mr. Musgrave's where she remained for several days. This is the first generally known of the wedding. The Herald extends congratulations.

Rev. William C. Kennedy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Kennedy of this place, and Miss Mabel Idell Kittle of Sailor Springs were united in marriage at the later place on Friday, July 11th. The groom is well known here, having been borned and reared in this vicinity and about one year ago was assigned to the pastorate of the M. E. Church at Sailor Springs. The bride is unknown to the residents here but she is no doubt a lady who has many friends in her home town and who is a well respected young lady. The Herald joins their many friends in wishing them many years of happiness and prosperity.

Mrs. Mary Kennedy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Kennedy of near Robinson and Ralph Kramer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Kramer of near West Union were married at Tilbourn Missouri, Wednesday Oct 10th.

T. J. Kennedy and family and Lorraine Kennedy and family motored to Chauncy Sunday and spent the day with the former's son, Rev. William Kennedy and wife.

Rarry Prevo, son of Mrs. Mayme Prevo of Palestine, former resident of this place and Miss. Phoebe McMillen of Detroit, Michigan, were united in marriage at her home in that city Tuesday, Dec. 30th. The groom is well known here, having resided here. He is presently employed as an instructor in the Methodist Seminary at Shreeveport, La. The bride is not known here but is a young lady who is a college graduate and stands high in the esteem of her friends and acquaintances. The newlyweds left immediately after the ceremony for Shreeveport where the groom has an elegant home furnished. The Herald joins their many friends in extending best wishes for a long and properous life. (hand written 1925)

Mr. Charles Prevo and Miss Mary E. Musgrave were united in marriage on Wednesday evening at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Musgrave, two miles north of town, the Rev. Murken performing the ceremony. The guests were confined to relatives and a few intimate friends, who bestowed upon the young couple useful presents.(1895). ?

A Snow White Squirrel
Down at his place near Eaton, C. H. Morris, the first of this week shot and killed a snow white fox squirrel. He espied the squirrel as it ascended a tree and quite a lively chase ensued. Some boys were passing on wheels and Mr. Morris offered five dollars for the capture alive of the freak. But after climbing trees until tired the would be captors abandoned the attempt to capture it alive. The squirrel was brought to Hutsonville and mounted for Mr. Morris by J. R. McCrory.

Killed Red Fox
Ernest and Ed Newlin killed a red fox while hunting Tuesday southwest of town. These animals are extremely scarce in this community, this being the first which has been killed for several years. Had some of the older citizens known there was a fox along Hutson creek, an old time fox chase would have been the result.

News note from Sullivan Union
William Moore, who lived near Graysville, owns a hat that was worn by William Henry Harrison during the Indian campaigns in 1812. The hat was given to the father of Mr. Moore who served as a soldier under Harrison (?).

FIFTEEN YEARS AGO (no date given)
A son was born on the 15th to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Dix.

Hogs sold at $3.25, cattle at $3, corn was 32 cents and wheat at 85 cents.

The erection of the Christian Church at West York was begun.

R. M. Osborn and Miss Ella Ferguson were married on Dec. 23rd.

The Friends church on Quaker Lane was rededicated on the 27th.

Wm. Rutledge, died on the 24th, after a years's suffering from paralysis.

A. G. Hill of Annapolis began the construction of a nine room house on his farm.

J. M Hendy met with serious injury at the stave factory by getting his foot caught under a log.

The houses of Tandy Stratton and Alfred Athey near Annapolis and Wm. Shields, near Grayville were destroyed by fire.

Elmer Chambers and Miss Lillie Mc Cain of this place went to Marshall Wednesday and were married. They were accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Allen Boyd and returned on the evening train. They have a large circle of friends and can expect a charivari that would do credit to similar events of twenty years ago. They will reside on the John A. Guyer farm.

Sunday being Chas.Chambers birthday, his sister, Mrs. Robert Bennet gave a dinner for him. Those present were Noah, Bertha, Chambers Cox, Harry Crocker and family, Harlan Dix and family and Mrs. Ethel Voorheis and daughters. (hand written 1924).

In a letter to The Herald renewing subscription L. E. Chambers, formerly of this place, says: "I have left Salida and gone to Marble, Colo., where I am helping erect a mill for a marble company. The building is 80x1200 feet and will be one of the largest in the state. All the machinery here is run by electricity made by water power, and is an ideal place to live. The rivers and lakes are full of mountain trout and there is plenty of game--deer, elk and bear being plentiful. We have wild turkey for dinner every Sunday. The contract here will last untill Christmas and than will work on another that will be a year in building. I will be in Denver on July 7th to see the democratic canidate for president, and I will look for Lush Hurst and others from old Illinois."

Oscar E. Chambers arrived yesterday from Marble Colo. for a visit with his mother, Mrs. Lucetta Chambers, and other relatives and friends. This is his first visit since he left eighteen years ago. He has been successufully engaged in the meat business and says Marble is one of the flourishing towns of Colorado. A marble plant has been erected at a cost of $7,000,000, being the largest in the world, and gives employment to over 1,000 men. His father, L. E. Chambers, is employed at the plant. Oscar will remain here for several weeks. (Oct,1912? hand written)

A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Earl Chambers residing near Annapolis Friday. Mrs. C. was formerly Miss Ella Apgar. (written in by hand 1911)

A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Earl Chambers residing near Annapolis, Monday.(written in by hand 1913)

Robert Bennett and Miss Flora Chambers Married in Robinson

Robert Bennet of West York, and Miss. Flora Chambers of west of Hutsonville, motored to Robinson, Thursday afternoon of last week and were united in marriage by Rev. T. J. Wheeler, at his home in that city. Mr. Bennet is a gentleman of mature years who by his right living and honest dealing with all has won for himself a large circle of friends, His bride is a woman of high ideals and who is held in high esteem by the entire neighborhood. Both of the contracting parties have a host of friends who with The Herald wish them many years of usefulness, happiness and prosperity.

Sunday, April, 17th was Mrs. Robert Bennett's birth anniversary and Monday, April 18th was Mr. Bennett's birthday and in honor of these events his son H. L. Bennett, and family of Indianapolis motored here and spent the day with them.

Lester E. Guyer, who has been at Madelia, Minn., for some time, returned home Tuesday, Dec. 22nd, by way of Paris, where he was met by Elizabeth Draper and repaired to the Edgar county clerk's office where the necessary documente were obtained and they were married.

Mr. Guyer is a son of the late Harrison Guyer and has lived on a farm north of town, most of his life. He is an industrious farmer, well and favorably known to a large circle of friends.

Mrs. Guyer is the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Alonzo Draper who resides north of the village. She, too, is well known and fully qualified to make a happy home for her chosen companion.They will go to Minnesota in the spring to reside. The Herald joins in congratulations.

Mr. Arthur Chambers and Miss Grace Smith were married at Robinson July 2nd.

Little Miss Agnes Chambers of Hutsonville, has come to spend Christmas with her grandparents. E. Smith and family.

O. E. Chambers, formerly a resident of this community, is a new subscriber to the Herald. Oscar is located at Pryor, Colorado, and has charge of the meat department for the Huerfano Trading Co. and is doing well. He says that there is no coal shortage there and that it is selling at $2:50 per ton.

Arthur Guyer of West York and Della Goodwin of West Union, were quietly married at the home of Rev. John S. Myers north of town at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon.

Mr. Guyer is thirty three years of age, a son of Franklin and Angelus Guyer, his mother died when he was quiet young his father was killed in an auto accident about two years ago, Mr. Guyer is well known here, being born and raised in the Quaker Lane neighborhood, near the Friend's church.

Since the death of his father he has made his home with his stepmother, Mrs. Emma Guyer, where he and his wife will continue to make their home. Mr. Guyer is an industrious young man, with exceptional business ability, his kind and pleasant disposition has made him many friends.

Mrs. Guyer is a daughter of John and Elizabeth Burnam of near West Union, she was formerly the wife of Charley Goodwin, who died a few years ago with pneumonia. She is a charming young lady of twenty five summers, she has all the qualifications of an accomplished and highly respected lady, being kind, pleasant, and cheerful has made her a host of friends.

Both of the contracting parties have a large circle of friends, who wish them an abundance of joy, success and happiness.

Earl Chambers and Miss Ella Apgar were united in marriage Sunday evening at 6 o'clock at the Baptist parsonage, Rev. Henry Happell officiating. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Apgar and the groom is a son of Mrs. Lucetta Chambers residing west of town. The young couple are held in high esteem by their acquaintances, and all join in wishing them a full share of happiness and prosperity.

They have gone to house keeping on the Newlin lease east of Annapolis, where Mr. Chambers is employed as a pumper.

The Lucetta Chambers farm which sold at auction in Hutsonville township last Thursday was sold in two tracts, two of the Chambers boys being the purchasers. Elmer Chambers got the 100 acres adjoining the old homestead for $8835. Everett got the 73 acres of prairie land for $2555. The 20 acres homestead containing the buildings was assigned to the sister, Miss Alice, the other children having made deed to her. COX---HILL WED
Announcement has been received of the wedding of Edgar Cox and Anna E. Hill at Florence, Colo. Mr. Cox is a son of the late Simpson Cox, formerly of this place.

Miss Lottie Nidey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Nidey, and Murray Guyer, son of Mrs. Alice Guyer, were united in marriage last week by Rev. T. C. Baliff. Both are popular young people of the neigborhood. We extend congratulation.

The people of this community will have an opportunity of enjoying a rare treat next Thusaday evening at the auditorium when Hon. H. C. Bell will deliver his lecture "The Immortality of the Soul" being the answer to the question, "If a man die, shall he live again?" Mr. Bell has been engaged by one of the largest lecture bureaus in the middle west to deliver his lecture at chautauquas and other places next season, and those who have heard him say it is the most logical presentation of the subject which it has been their pleasure to hear. Mr.Bell's ability as an orator and a master of language is well know and every one can look forward to an evening of instruction and entertainment. The lecture will be given under the auspices of the Christian Church. An admission fee of 25 cents will be charged and tickets may be purchased at Musgrave's drug store.

The rich territory between Marshall and Robinson, great is its productiveness, yet is suffering from a surplusage of small towns, many more than are needed to handle the supply. In this amall stretch of less than 30 miles are: Ernest, Hatton, Walnut, Union, West York, Hutsonville, Trimble, Annapolis, Melrose, York and Darwin. There has naturally been competetion among them and the result is that only a few of the merchants prosper.

With this issue of The Herald completes twenty-eight years of service. During which time it has endeavored to chronicle the events transpiring. It has been privileged to mention many happy occasions and it has been compelled to announce the sad news of many who have passed from this life to the great beyond. It has always stood for the best interestes of the community both morally and religiously. We trust that the readers will consider it their duty to assist the paper in telling us the news and thereby make the Herald a better paper in the future. What will help one will be a benefit to all.


Aunt Sarah Bell is on the sick list.

Sam Wetherill is building a new dwelling.

Tommy Lindley returned to Lytle, Texas, Monday.

Wesley Hammond from near Melrose was in town Wednesday.

Bertha Buckner and Maggie Lindley were in Robinson Saturday.

Farmers are reporting considerable damage to the wheat by the fly.

Ausby Lowe, county judge was greeting old friends here Tuesday.

D. A. Murphy and Eck Gard of Union were on our streets Tuesday.

M. R. Johnson carries his left in a sling since the rally at Robinson.

Mrs. Amelia Carlisle of West Union died last Tuesday night after a long illness.

Mrs. Abby Lewis from Falmouth came Monday to spend a few days in this vicinity.

Ralph Lindley, of Champaign, who spent a few days with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alvis Lindley, returned to Champaign, Monday, where he graduates in engineering. After the commencement he will engage in electrical engineering in Chicago and New York City. (1923 written in).

Was Married Wednesday at Sullivan Ind.

Will Lindley, one of the most prominent young attorneys of Sullivan, Ind., and a son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Lindley who live a mile and a half west of here, was married on Wednesday of this week to one of Sullivan's fairest daughters. The Sullivan Democrat of last week says:

The marriage of John W. Lindley and Miss Zona Lacey will occur at the Baptist church in this city next Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock. Rev. U. M. McGuire, pastor of the church will officiate. Miss Lacey is one of the city's handsome and winsome young women, and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed. P. Lacey. Mr. Lindley is one of the city's leading and prominent young attorneys, and his popularity is manifested by a host of friends. The wedding will be private, only the immediate members of the family and the friends of the contracting parties being inviting. The young couple will not go to housekeeping at this time but will board with Mrs. Ed. Price for a while.

The bridal couple came over to this place yesterday, where a bounteous dinner was in waiting for them at the home of the groom's parents. Other guests from Sullivan were Judge Harris and wife, Dud Smith and wife and Miss Kirkham, Mr. Hughs of Chicago and Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Neff of Fairbanks, Ind.

Fairbanks-Lindley Wedding
Last Sunday, Nov. 25 at 12:30 o'clock p. m., Dr. J. H. Neff of Fairbanks, Ind., and Miss Ola Lindley were united in the holy bonds of matrimony at the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Lindley, one and a half miles northwest of Hutsonville, The Rev. John L. Cox. performing the ceremony.

There were quite a number of near relatives and friends present. After the ceremony all were invited to the dining room where a sumptuous dinner was awaiting them. In the afternoon Mr. and Mrs. Neff bid all good--by and departed for their new home, which they had previously prepared at Fairbanks, Ind.

Headquarters at Sullivan
With headquarters at Sullivan, Dr.S. E. Lindley has been billing Southern Indiana and Illinois towns and in touring them, has met with splendid success. As soon as he can get possesion of a room in Sullivan he will establish headquarters there. Dr.Lindley is up-to-date, progressive and a hustler, and in whatever field he may locate, we predict for him unqualified success.

Harry T. Voorheis Returns
Harry T. Voorheis of Bakersfield, Calif., who has been spending the past two weeks with relatives and old friends, returned Wednesday to his home. This was his first visit here in 37 years.

Announcement is made of the marriage of Miss Opal Akeman, daughter Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Akeman of Porterville, to Chambers Cox of Hutsonville. The wedding took place Saturday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Johnson of Robinson. After a short trip Mr. and Mrs. Cox will be in their new home near hear. Mrs. Cox has been employed as book keeper at O'Laughtin Bros. of Terre Haute for several years.

Both the contracting parties are well known here and have the best wishes of a wide circle of friends. (written in 1930).

Harry Crocker, son of Isaac Croker, and Miss Naomi Cox, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Noah Cox, went to Marshall, Wednesday morning where they were joined in the holy bonds of wedlock. Both are popular young people living about three west of Hutsonville, and their numerous friends join in wishing them happiness and prosperity.

Harlan Dix and Clara Bell Crocker went to Marshall, Wednesday and were married at that place, returning on the evening train. The bride is a daughter of Isaac Crocker and the groom a son of Asa A. Dix. Both have a large acquaintance who wish them much happiness and prosperity. They will reside at his home west of town.

Miss Alice Young and Randal Newlin were married in Vincennes Saturday afternoon. They spent the night of French Lick, Indiana and returned to the home of his mother, Mrs. Nome Newlin, Sunday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Bert Dix of Robinson, are the proud parents of a baby boy born Nov. 30, Thanksgiving day. He will answer to the name of Robert Lee.

Mrs. C.O. Lake and children, who have been visiting here with her father, Asa Dix, and other relatives in this vicinity for the past two months, left Saturday for her home in Alhambra, California.

Aunt Elizabeth Dix, though 78 years of age, believes in the preservation of her property and last Saturday when a hawk swooped down upon her chickens, she went out to the rescue and succeeded in catching the bird. A few moments later its neck came in contact with a hatchet, and Aunt Betty hung its body out as a warning to others of its kind as to what fate they might expect.

The marraige of C. O. Lake and Mrs. Mary E. Dix accourred Wednesday at Paris, the couple being united in wedlock by the county judge. They went to Paris that morning, being accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Vooryheis, Mrs. Bert Dix, Misses Bertha and Neoma Cox, Flora Chambers and Helen Mayfield and Misses. Asa and Harlan Dix. Following the ceremony the couple departed immediately for Coalings Cal., where they will reside, the groom being employed in the oil field. Mr. Lake came here from Warren, Ohio, about four years ago and has been engaged in drilling in the oil field. He is an industrious young man and will not want for employment. The bride is a daughter of Asa A. Dix of this place, and is a winsome young lady who will make her husband a worthy helpmate. Both have many friends here who wish them much happiness and prosperity.

The Coalings (Cal.) Record of July 8th says: "An eleven-pound girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lake at the Coalings hospital last evening. The attending physician reports that the new arrival and it's mother are doing well,and that the proud father is walking on air." The little girl has been named "Dixie Lucile" Mrs.Lake is a daughter of Asa A. Dix of this place, and if you want to see him smile big just hail him as grandpa. (1912 written in).

Thursday of last week the relatives and friends of Homer Dix held a reunion and dinner at the Robinson Park in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Dix and children, Mary Lou and Mrs. Homer Allen Dix. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Asa Dix, and Mrs Harllan Dix and children, Miss Bertha Cox, Mrs. Ethel Voorhies and two children, Mrs. Harry Crocker and two sons, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Crocker and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Osbrook of West Union, Mr. Charley Chambers, Mr. Leroy Chambers and daughters Alice and Estella and son Everett and grand-daughter Alice, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Chambers, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bennett, Mr. and Mrs Cebren Guyer of Terre Haute, Mr. and Mrs. Charley Hicks and son Norris, Miss Bradley of Auborn, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Renolds, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Dix and family of Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Dix and children of Compton California.

A number of members of the Hutsonville Baptist Church, northwest of town, motored to Olney last Sunday and spent the day with a former pastor Rev. J. K. Aichele, and family. Rev. Aichele is pastor of the First Baptist Chirch in Olney at the present time. They all attended the morning services and at noon a bountiful dinner was spread in the church basement. A very enjoyable day was spent by all present.

Those making the trip were: Mr. and Mrs. John Voorheis, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Lindley and family, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Voorheis and family, Mr. and Mrs. Chambers Cox, and Mrs. Lyman Lindley and family, Mrs. Ethel Voorheis and daughters, Miss Bertha Cox and Morton Cox.

The home of Mr. and Mrs. Noble Rains, 1717 S. 7th, Charleston, Ill., was the scene of a very pleasant gathering last Sunday. The occasion was in honor of their daughter, Mary, who is home on a vacation from St. Louis, where she is a student nurse in the Jewish Hospital of that city. A delicious dinner was served at the noon hour. Those attending were Mrs. Melissa Rains, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Green and son, Herschel, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Lindley and family and Florence Hathaway from Hutsonville. Mrs. Elissa Hill, Mrs. Ray Hill and daughters, Irma and Blanche, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Barrett and daughter, Doris and Mr. C. Wyman from Annapolis.

Asa A. Dix of this place made an announcement last Wednesday stating that his son, Homer Allen Dix was united in marriage to Tenettie C. Bouterse on Wednesday, Nov. 9th. at Long Beach, California. Mr. Dix is well known to the residents here having been born and raised on a farm west of town and is a gentleman in every sense of the word and makes friends of all he comes in contact. He has been in the west for some time and is at present employed with the Shell Oil Co.

The bride is unknown to the people here but is no doubt a well respected young lady who stands high in the estimation of all know her.

The newlyweds will be at home to their freinds at 1058 E. Seventh St., Long Beach, California. The Herald joins their legon of friends in extending to them hearty congratulations. Lightning Strikes
The house of Mrs. Florence Olwin of Robinson was struck by lightining Thursday of last week and burned. All of the furnishings of the front part of the house was saved but the back part was completely destroyed. Mrs. Olwin was visiting at home of a daughter, Mrs. Seward Spencer of St. Paul, Minn., at the time. She is a sister of W. B. Hurst of this place.

Anderson Visit
A. W. Anderson and family were in Terre Haute Sunday visiting his aunt, Mrs. Mary Anderson and cousin, Jesse Anderson and family. Mrs. Mary Anderson has been confined to her home for the months with a broken hip caused by a fall. (1922 written in by hand)

Card Shower
Mrs. J. L. Cox, who suffered a stroke of paralysis last spring, pleasantly reminded of her 60th birthday anniversary Tuesday by a post card shower. Some 144 cards were received, and Mrs. Cox wishes to extend her heartfelt thanks to those who so kindly remembered her.

Fooled Their Friends
Ed Guyer and Miss Grace Buckner and Fred Guyer and Miss Mattie Life, of West York, were to have been married last Sunday night at the M. E. Parsonage here; but so many of their friends learned of the double event and the night set for its consummation, and promised to be on the scene that the contracting parties determined to foil them. This they did by coming down a night earlier, last Saturday night, and having ceremony performed then by Rev. O. L. Markman. Thus anticipating the action of their friend, did the four become two, two became one; but methinks there is coming a day of reckoning, or a perhaps night of reckoning, when the foiled friends will be heard from, and the full price, in the way of disturbed domestic serenity, be exacted from the wedded pairs.

Family Reunions
Children, grand children and greatgrand children of the late Mr. and Mrs. Simpson Rains met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Guyer, the family homestead, Sunday. About seventy-five persons were were present and enjoyed the reunion. Dinner was served from tables in the yard and there was an abundance of good things to eat. Pictures were taken of the different generations and the day was a happy one for all present.

Pleasant Homecoming
On Sunday, Sept. 19th at the beautiful country home of Mrs. Alice Guyer, the old homestead of Alfred and Sarah Guyer, was a most pleasant homecoming of the children, grand children and great grand children. The reunion consisted of Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Baker, J. F. Guyer and family, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Boyd and family, Parmer Boyd and family, Harry Guyer and family, Lee Guyer and family, Mrs. Alice Guyer, Murry Guyer and Mrs. Cooper. The out of town guests were Mr. and Mrs. M. V. Whetzell of Terre Haute, E. E. Kinny and family of Rockville, Ind., Fred Guyer and family of West York, Raymond Guyer and family of Trimble. The main feature of the day was the long tables under the beautiful maple trees in the yard loaded with good things such as only the ladies of that locality know how to prepare.

Engagement Announced
Announcement is made in the Indianapolis News of the engagement of Miss Nina Burris of that city to Dr. C. A. Cox of Fithian, Ill. The wedding will take place Sept. 16th. Miss Burris is well known here, having been employed here as milliner for two years. Mr. Cox is a son of Mrs. Diana Cox and resided here until his removal to Fithian a few months ago.

Rev. Cox Visits
Rev. E. N. Cox of Springfield was in Hutsonville Friday. He visited with his father, Rev. John L. Cox and with Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Skinner and family at Camden Mich. Uncle John L. is well contented at his daughters home. He is having considerable trouble with an old fracture of his hip other wise he is doing well.

Cox--Kent Nuptials
Miss Thelma J. Cox of Gilman, was married to Walter H. Kent, of Milford, at Gilman last Thursday. Rev E. N. Cox, the bride's father officiating. The bride is a granddaughter of John L. Cox.

A daughter was born to Prof. and Mrs. Earnest N. Cox of Hoopeston, May 13. She will answer to the name of Helen Louise.

Morton Cox, son of Rev. and Mrs. J. L. Cox, went to Potomac, where he is employed as teacher in the schools. His sister, Pearl, is also teaching at that place.

Revival Begins Next Week
Revival meetings at the Baptist Church here will begin next Wednesday evening, May 6th. Evangelist W. A. Fuson will conduct the meetings and a cordial invitation is extended to all to attend. Rev. Fuson was pastor of the church here for three years and needs no introduction. He is an able Preacher, has been doing some good work at various fields in the state and his sermons will be interesting to all.

Rev. Ernest Cox and Mrs. Myrtle Seaney Cooper were married in the First Baptist Church, Joliet, while in attendance at the Baptist State Convention which met at that place last week. Rev. N. J. Hilton of Alton, Ill., reading the vows. Fourteen close friends of the bride and groom being in attendance with Mr. and Mrs. William Goff of New Berlin, as witnesses. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Seaney of Morea, Ill. The groom is the son of the Rev. John L. Cox and was reared at Hutsonville.

The Rev. and Mrs. Cox will reside at 311 Jackson Street in Springfield. The Rev. Mr. Cox is pastor of the Baptist church at New Berlin, Ill. The Herald extends congratulations and best wishes to this worthy couple. (1930).

Mr. Hurst, Hutsonville's oldest business man, as well as one of her most revered, has been a continuous resident of the village since his birth, in 1850. Associated with his father, John R. Hurst,he started in business here in 1864. Later, the firm was changed to Hurst & Olwin, the latter being John Olwin. Their successors were Hurst Brothers, Lucius C., becoming the new member. Subsequent to the death of the brother, in 1913, the general store was discontinued. William Barlow Hurst remains one of Hutsonville's most active business men, however, in the clothing establishment, in the elevator enterprise, the management of his large farming interests, and many other matters.

One of the most unique meetings ever held by the Crawford County Editorial Association was the banquet of last Saturday evening at the Woodworth Hotel, Robinson, in honor of George W. Harper, venerable editor and founder of The Robinson Argus. Believing in the doctrine that it is better to give flowers to the living that it is better to honor the most distinguished member while he is still among them, the Association tendered the banquet in honorof the Dean of Illinois Editors' ninetieth birthday.

Every editor and publisher in Crawford County attended, as did most of their wives. A number of invitations to newspaper men in the surrounding counties had been issued. The following guests were present: Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Denison, Mr. and Mrs. V. L. Wiseman, of Lawrenceville, L. E. Shup and Otis Yelvington, of Newton, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Gust, of Dietrich, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Potter, of Marshall,, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Harper, of Manila, P. I. Snappy music was furnished by a trio of Robinson artists.

An excellent three course dinner was served. A mammoth birthday cake, lighted by nine candles, one for each decade of his life, was set before the guest of honor.

Immediately upon conclusion of the dinner, Fred Todd, publisher of the Palestine Register, and president of the Crawford County Editorial Association in a few well chosen remarks, presented as toastmaster, F. W. Lewis, of the Robinson Daily News. Mr. Lewis spoke briefly of Mr. Harper's great contribution to this county and state, in calling upon Mr. Harper. The veteran editor spoke reminiscently, recounting many highly interesting incidents of his long life of useful service. Other speakers were J. M. Sheets, of the Oblong Oracle, H. B. Potter, of the Marshall Herald; L. E. Shup of the Newton Press.; R. R. Dennison of the Lawrenceville Daily Record; and Janes J. Durham. Each spoke briefly, paying high tribute to Mr. Harper.

"Let us make this an annual affair" said one of the speakers, echoing the common sentiment of everyone present.

Carleton Trimble, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Trimble, was married last evening to Miss Lillie L. Busey at Champaign. They will reside near Trimble, where he has recently erected a new home and he will engage with his father in farming. Carleton is an industrious young man of excellent character and recently completed a course at the State University. His bride is an attractive young lady, and will make a worthy helpmate. She has visited here several times and made many acquaintances.


Mrs. Ann Rubottom of Robinson, accompanied by her nieces Mabel and Hazel and nephews Frank and Farl Stevens came out last Sunday to enjoy a dinner with her brother, J. D. Trimble, who celebrated his 71st anniversary. Mrs. Rubottom was 81, Wednesday, February, 16, and the two anniversaries were very appropriately celebrated together. Mrs. Carrie Ritchie of Trimble, the only remaining sister living, was present.

Everett Trimble of Xenia, who was called here Saturday by the death of his sister, Mrs. Emily Ruddell, visited relatives here Sunday.

A number of relatives gathered at home of Alice Chambers west of town last Friday night to remind her that she had passed another milestone in life. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Earl Chambers and children, Virginia, Jack and Charles, Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Chambers and niece, Dorothy Cline. Mrs. Mame Cline and Mrs. Estella Young, all of Flat Rock, Mrs. Ethel Voorheis, Mrs. Harlan Dix, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bennett, Mrs Harry Crocker, Bertha Cox, Alice Young, Charlie, Everett and Elmer Chambers.

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur (Tommy) Chambers and daughters, Agnes and Dorothy, of Wichita, Kansas, were guests of honor at a homecoming dinner at the Chambers' home west of town Sunday, Oct. 19th.

About forty relatives gathered in with well filled baskets to help eat roast duck and talk over old times. All of the family of eight children excepting Oscar, the oldest, of Colorado, were present with their father, Leroy Chambers, now eighty-two years of age. Also the three remaining children of Charles Chambers (deceased) of Ball vicinity, beside grandchildren and cousins were present.

The dinner was a huge success in culinary perfection, also quantity, filling all table room in both dining room and kitchen and satisfying the Sunday eats capacity of everyone present. Then there was plenty to take home for the next day. A nice box of cake and spiced peaches was packed for Miss Virginia Chambers of Chicago, who was unable to be present.

Following the dinner barnyard golf was the favored outdoor sport. A general talkfeast was in progress continually, being on the general plan of a marathon race. An old grindstone over one hundred years old, originally belonging to Charles Chambers, was an object of much interest and photographing. Pictures were taken too of groups, grandchildren and brothers and sisters--which afford many pleasent momentoes of the day.

The guests included : Mr. and Mrs. Asa Dix, Charley (Puny) Chambers, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Bennett, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Boyd, Mrs. Naomi Newlin, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Cox and children, Mr.and Mrs. Harlan Dix and children, Mrs. Ethel Voorheis and daughters, Miss. Bertha Cox, Mr. and Mrs. Randal Newlin, Leroy Chambers, Mrs. Estelle Young, Everett Chambers, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Chambers, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Chambers and daughters, Miss Alice Chambers, Roscoe Chambers and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Chambers and sons.

The Arthur Chambers' formerly of Annapolis and Hutsonville, have lived in Kansas for the past fifteen years. He has worked for one contractor all this time drilling oil wells. Their two sons, Russel and Randal remained at home being unable to leave their work.

The family are also visiting Mrs. Chambers (nee Grace Smith) father and other relatives. They expect to leave for home from Marshall next Saturday, October 25. (handwritten in 1930).

J. W. McCain of Robinson, came up Tuesday to visit with his daughter, Mrs. Elmer Chambers, west of town.

Cebron Guyer and Chloe McCory were married Wednesday at Marshall. The groom is a son of Harrison Guyer and the bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wade McCory, residing near West Union. They went to Indiana on a visit and will reside on the farm of T. L. Rains west of town.

A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Cebron Guyer Monday morning.

Lester and Essie Guyer left for their future home in Minnesota, Monday. Here is wishing them sucess in there new home.

Miss Madge Guyer daughter of Fred Guyer and Melfred Seigle were married at Robinson Wednesday. We extend congratulations.

Essa Guyer Wounded
L. E. Guyer of Madelia, Minn., received a letter recently from his brother, Essa, written Oct. 25th from some where in France and in which he said that he was wounded by a high explosive shell falling within 35 feet of him.His left leg, arm and shoulder was injured, also a cut above the knee. He was taken at once to a hospital and at the time the letter was written he was feeling fine. He says the weather there was chilly and raining. The leaves have just began to fall. Snow falls there about the first of January. Essa is well known here being born and raised in this in this neighborhood. He was the son of the late Harrison Guyer, who resided northwest of town some years ago.

Guy(?) Layton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Armstead Layton, was married Wednesday, afternoon at Marshall to Miss. Pearl Adams. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Adams of Poplar Bluff, Mo. and has been here for several months assisting in the millinery business of Layton and Woolverton. For the past week she has been visiting an aunt at Hazel Dell. By appointment she met Mr. Layton at Marshall Wednesday and they were married in the parlors of the Marshall House. Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Newlin, the latter being a sister of the groom, were present at the ceremony, which was performed by Rev. Henry Happell of this place. The couple returned at night and were showerd with rice as they steped from the train. The bride is a highly respected young lady and has made many friends while here. The groom is an industrious young man, one of the best farmers in this neighborhood and is well liked by all. They will make their home with his parents, who gave a reception in their honor yesterday. About thirty relatives being present and enjoying the excellent dinner. Their many friends join in extending congratulations.

Porter-Cox Wedding - Otis Portor and Miss Laura Cox was Married
A wedding, which caused unusal interest and one which was a complete surprise to a great number here, occured at Danville, Tuesday, when Miss Laura Cox, daughter of Mrs. Diana Cox of this place and Mr. Otis Porter, son of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Porter of Elkart, Ind., were united in marriage by Rev. W. H. Breach, former pastor of the Baptist Church here. Miss Cox has for some time been employed as bookkeeper and stenographer at the Hurst Motor Co. here and is a highly respected young lady and who numbers her friends by the score. Mr. Porter is at present attending College at Valparaiso and is a young man who stands high in the esteem of all who know him. The young coupel will make their home at Valparaiso and their many friends join with the Herald in extending them hearty congratulations.

A reunion of the Voorheis family was at the home of Dr. and Mrs. C. H. Voorheis last Saturday and a sumptuous dinner was given. Those present were Mrs. Emma Cooper and sons with their families of Robinson. J. O. Paul and family of Palestine, John Voorheis and family and Ethel Voorheis and children.

Goes to Potomac - Franklin (Ind.) Star
Prof. Ernest N. Cox, who graduated from Franklin college with the class of 1908 and taught mathematics in the Franklin high school last year, has been elected and accepted the superintendency of the Potomac, Ill., schools at a salary of $1.000. Prof. Cox came to Franklin two years ago from Hutsonville Ill., to finish his college course here. He taught school in Crawford County, Ill., for five years and was a principal of a school in Iroquois County of the same state for a period of three years. Prof. Cox expects to leave with his family for his new field of work about August 15th. It is the opinion of the friends of Prof. Cox here, that the school trustees of Potomac have made a wise selection for the head of their school system. He is a popular young man and an able and proficient scholar.

POPULAR COUPLE WED - Roy Voorheis and Pearl Sackrider Married
Roy Voorheis, son of J. M. Voorheis, and Miss. Pearl Sackrider, a sister of Mrs. John Voorheis stole a march on their friends on Wednesday, April 14th and hied to Martinsville where they were they were united in marriage. Mr. Voorheis is a model young man and an industrious farmer. The bride is an accomplished and well respected young lady who has made her home with her sister for many years. Both of the contracting parties have a legion of friends who wish them many years of happiness and prosperity along life's pathway. (1920?)

YOUNG COUPLES WED - Ray L. Voorheis and Miss Audrey White Married
Ray L. Voorheis, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Voorheis residing west of town and Miss Audrey Alice White, daughter of Mrs. Irvin White, residing near Annapolis, motored ____they secured a marriage license. They then drove to Fairbanks where they were united in marriage by Rev. George Fuson, an uncle of the bride. They left immediately for Terre Haute, Ind. and Urbana, Ill., where they are spending a few days with relatives before returning home. The groom is an energetic industrious young man. The bride is well known here having been employed for sometime at the home of Allen Newlin. Both of contracting parties have a host of friends who wish them a long and happy life.

Paull--Voorheis Wedding
At the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Voorheis, west of Hutsonville, Wednesday at 4 o'clock p. m., occurred the wedding of their daughter, May, to Orick Paull. Rev. T. J. Wheeler of Lawrenceville was the officiating minister. About thirty guests were present, being limited to the immediate relatives of the couple. Following the ceremony an elegant three course supper was served. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Paull of Palestine, Ill. and is a young man of sterling character and integrity. The bride is highly esteemed by all who know her and will make a worthy help mate. The couple received many handsome presents, and their many friends extend wishes for a happy and prosperous life. An infare was given yesterday at the home of the groom's parants in Palestine. The couple will go to house keeping at that place and will be at home to their friends after Jan. 1st.


John M. Voorheis and Miss Clarinda Sackrider were united in marriage on Sept. 18th.

Tabneracle Replaces Tavern
Uncle Henry Voorheis assisted Wednesday in raising the tabernacle. Seventy-five years ago, or in 1835, he was present when a building was erected on the same site, this being a tavern built by Charles McDonald. A part of the frame still stands in the old red house which was moved east toward the river. He says the frame of that building did not go up as rapidly as the one Wednesday.

Mr. and Wm. Voorheis, residing west of town, are the proud parents of a daughter, born Wednesday. The neighbors say: Will is readily becoming an adept in singing lullabies.

Mrs. Cooper Breaks Arm
Mrs. Newton Cooper of Robinson fell on the side walk Monday evening and broke her arm near the shoulder. She is getting along as well as could be expected. Mrs. Cooper is a sister of Dr.C H. Voorheis.

Mrs. T. E. Lindley of Wilsonville, Miss., came Saturday called by the illness of her mother, Mrs. Eliza Voorheis, who passed away Sunday.

Miss Audrey Lindley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Lindley, who removed from Hutsonville to Insmore, Miss., was married on the 6th inst. to Frank L. Smith. Mr. Smith is a young farmer residing near Insmore. He had been called into army service, and the wedding occured while he was at home on a furlough.

Tuesday evening at six o'clock p.m. at the home of Mrs Thomas Cox occurred the marriage of her daughter, Cora, to Orville B. Mount of Kell, Ill. The pretty marriage ceremony was pronounced by Elder J. L. Cox, an uncle of the bride, and was witnessed by about thirty near relatives and intimate friends. The bride was beautifully costumed in a gown of caster colored solliel. After the ceremony an elegant wedding supper was given. The contracting parties are highly respected young people, and are both school teachers, the groom now being employed at Salem, Ill. The bridal couple departed the next day for Salem, where they will reside for a while. They were the recipients of many nice and useful presents as follows:

Mr. and Mrs. K. M. Cox, pickle castor.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Rains, syrup pitcher.
Everett and Ausby Cox, napkin rings.
Enola Baker, rose basket.
Emma A. Stiles and Bert McCoy, butter knife.
Laura Cox, pickle dish and handkerchief.
Mr. and Mrs. D. V. Angel, salad dish.
Mrs. Emily Cox, fruit dish.
Noble Rains, sugar shell.
Mrs. Eliza A. Voorheis, sofa cushion.
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Voorheis, fruit dish.
Mrs. Mariah Stiles, butter dish.
Mrs. Elizabeth Dix, cake stand.
Florence Stiles, towel.
Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Baker, water set
Wm. Voorheis, berry dish and dessert set
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Cox, napkins
Flossie Cox, towel
Edwin Baker, silver fork or meat server.
G. B. Everingham and family, berry dish, dessert set, doily and towel.
Emma Stiles, album quilt.
Mrs Diana Cox, doily.
Mrs. Mary Rains, cake plate.
Arthur and Ernest Cox, sugar bowl, cream pitcher, butter dish, and spoon holder.
Charles Hilbebrand and wife.
Lizzie Howerton.

St. Valentine was There
At the pleasant home of Dr. and Mrs. C. H. Voorheis, about forty young people assembled last Saturday night to hold a heart to heart talk with St. Valentine's little messenger, Cupid. Cupid was there with his bow and arrows and shot them indiscriminately among the guests. Many were wounded but none so sorely that they will die of their wounds. And oh, those little arrows make such pleasant pain. If you are skeptical on this point just ask any stricken one.

In the search for hearts there was a wild scramble. And the search was made in such unlooked for places. To us who have searched for hearts in the eyes and tones of men and women, it looked strange indeed to see men and women pull hearts by the handsfull from under the stove, the bureau, the bric and brac and other strange receptacles. The lucky heart was found by Mrs. Audrey Apgar and prizes were given to Cecil Cox and Mrs. Audrey Apgar for finding the most hearts.

Partners for the supper chosen by matching broken hearts. The repast was elegant; and after the clock had knelled the passing week many were still eating.

Music enlivened the occasion, and at the witching hour of midnight a desire to see into the future induced the guests, one by one, to consult the sibyl who revealed to them the future. Varied and remarkable were the fortunes told to these inquiring ones and many, no doubt, were not firm belivers in the occult powers of the seeress. But time will tell the fortunes without mistake or failing.

The festivities were managed by the ladies and the men being there was only a matter of extreme graciousness on this part of the ladies. Long may they live and may hearts, tied with a true-love-knot, always be trumps.

Don't imagine that you can bluff continually without having your bluff called.

Hill House Burned
Henry Hill's residence, west of Hutsonville, was destroyed by fire about six o'clock Monday evening.

The flames started from a fire in a room adjoining the house, in which meat was being smoked. One of the children discovered the fire when the room was almost enveloped in flames and it was only a few minutes until the entire house was on fire. Only a few articles were saved. The house was built over fifty years ago by Mr. Hill's father and was a substantial structure, worth about $800. His loss will amount to over $1000 and he carried no insurance. A subscription paper was circulated this week and a large amount was raised to assist Mr. Hill in his misfortune, the total subscriptions amounting to $271.65.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry A. Voorheis
Few are the couples who spend fifty years in wedded life, and it was a joyous occasion Tuesday when Mr. and Mrs. Henry A. Voorheis observed their Golden Wedding Anniversary, at their home one mile west of this place. About sixty relatives and intimate friends were present and a sumptuous dinner was served, following was a religious service, conducted by Elder J. L. Cox and W. P. Musgrave, was held. The day was spent pleasantly and many reminiscences were told.

H. A. Voorheis and Eliza Cox were married May 8, 1856, at the home of her parents, who resided at the present home of Diana Cox. They began housekeeping at the site of their present home, where Mr. Voorheis was born. The land having been entered by his father, who came here from New Jersey. To them were born six children, one dying in infancy, the surviving being: Mrs. F. J. Cooper, of Robinson, Dr. Charles H., John and William Voorheis and Mrs. T. E. Lindley of this place. Mr. Voorheis has one sister living--Mrs.Emily Cox, two brothers, Joseph and David and two sisters Mrs. W. P. Musgrave and Mrs.Russell Kinney being deceased. Mrs. Voorheis has one brother, Elder J. L. Cox and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Rains and Mrs. Maria Stiles, living, and two brothers, Morton and Thomas Cox and one sister, Mrs. Samuel Lacey, are deceased.

Mr. and Mrs. Voorheis received many presents as remembrances of the occasion, the children presenting them with a handsome dinner set. Though advanced in age, they are enjoying good health and the wishes of their numerous friends are that they will live to see many recurrences of their wedding anniversary.

86th Birthday
Yesterday was the 86th birthday of H. A. Voorheis, residing west of town, and in honor of the great event a dinner was given at the home of his daughter, F. J. Cooper, in Robinson, at which were present, all the children. Those who went from this place were, Mr. and Mrs. John Voorheis, Dr. and Mrs. C. H. Voorheis, Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Lindley and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Voorheis. Uncle Henry was born Nov. 14th, 1826, on the farm where he now resides, and has seen this community develop from it's virgin state into one of the most favored places of the country. He was married in May 1856, to Eliza N. Cox, and for over 56 years they have shared life's joys and sorrows. That they may be with us many more years is the wish of all their neighbors and acquaintances.

Address Change
H. T. Voorheis requests his address changed from Bakersfield, Calf., to R. R. #3, Box 201, Bakersfield. Mr. Voorheis is a nephew of the late Uncle Henry Voorheis.

Henry A. Voorheis, residing one mile west of town, was eighty years of age Wednesday and by assembling at the home partking of dinner and spending a pleasant day. Mr. Voorheis was born at the site of his present home and in 1856 was married to Eliza Cox. The couple having celebrated their anniversary on May 11th, last. He is one of the most representative citizens in the county and though advanced in years is still very active, taking a delight in looking after his farming intrests. May he observe many more birthdays is the wish of his many friends.

Uncle Henry Voorheis, with a number of other aged residents of the township, were covering Tuesday of former election days and among the incidents related was one which occured on election day in 1840. This was during the campaign of Wm. Henry Harrison and associated with the campaign was the log cabin and coon skin cap. A pole was erected on Main Street in Hutsonville and on the top of this pole was tied a rooster. A coon was secured and started up the pole after the rooster, which it attemped to kill. The rooster being tied had no opportunity for an equal chance, and this enraged many of the citizens who demanded that the bird be freed, which was finally done, but the coon succeeded in making a meal of the bird. Flag pole raisings were participated in by both parties until twenty years ago, but with each succeeding campaign these demonstrations have been done away with. (1906?)

Partnership Formed
Charley Voorheis, who graduated at the Rush Medical Colege at Chicago a few days ago, has formed a partnership with Dr. Eaton at Hutsonville, in the practice of medicine. We wish Charley an abundance of success in his new venture.  

A Gift In Deed
While the voters of the county last Tuesday, were electing Dr. C. H. Voorheis of this place to the office of corner, his father, H. A. Voorheis, and father-in-law, Samuel Lindley, presented the Dr. and his wife with a deed to the residence property they now occupy as a gift from them jointly. The property is that lately and occupied by A. B. Hussong, and is one of the most beautiful places in town.

Birthday Dinner
Mrs. Eliza Voorheis was 85 years old Tuesday and in honor of the event a birthday dinner was given at the home of her son, Dr. C. H. Voorheis. Only the members of the family were present. Aunt Eliza during her long life has had many experiences which she takes delight in relating. The day was enjoyably spent by her.

To Be Married Sunday
Frank Cooper of Chicago, and Miss Myrtle Seany of Montgomery township will be married Sunday at the home of the bride's parents. Mr. Cooper is the son of Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Cooper of Robinson, and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Voorheis of this township.

Newlin--Layton  Wedding
At the home of Mr. and Mrs. Armstead Layton, residing west of town, yesterday evening  at 8 o'clock, occurred the wedding of their daughter, Miss Edith, to Mr. Ernest F. Newlin. The ceremony was perfomed by Rev. H. Happell, pastor of the Baptist Church, in the presence of the immediate relatives of the couple. Following congratulations the company repaired to the dinning room, where an excellent supper was served.

The bride is one of the most highly respected young ladies of this community and for some time past has been engaged in the millinery business with Miss Mary Woolverton. The groom is the son of L. D. Newlin, and is a worthy and industrious young man. Both have a large circle of friends who join in extending well wishes. They will reside at the Newlin homestead west of town.

Ross  E.  Moore  Weds  Miss  Gladys  M.  Cox
Married at 2:20 o'clock, Saturday afternoon, July 16th, 1927, by Rev. Ernest N. Cox, at his residence 812, South Illinois street, Springfield, Ill., Ross E. Moore and Miss Gladys M. Cox both of Hutsonville.

The bride is the youngest daughter of Rev. John L. Cox, and also is a sister of the officiating clergyman. The groom is the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Eldo Moore of northwest of town.

The couple spent the weekend in Springfield, after which they motored to Wateska and later to Camden, Mich.. Mrs. Moore has sisters living in both places.

Birthday Dinner
Mrs. Eliza Voorheis, Dr. and Mrs. C. H. Voorheis, Mr.and Mrs. J. M. Voorheis, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Voorheis and Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Lindley attended a dinner given in honor of F. J. Cooper at Robinson Monday, the occassion being his 66th birthday.  (1914)

Attends Funeral
Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Cox and Mr. amd Mrs. Stanton Cox of Robinson attended the funeral of Mrs. Eliza A. Voorheis here Tuesday.

THE  HURST  STORES  1864---1914  SEMI---CENTENNIAL  John  R. Hurst.  Founder
In 1864 the store that is now Hurst Bros. & Co. was founded on the present site by John R. Hurst and William P. Musgrave.

In 1882 the firm name was changed to Hurst Bros., when William B. Hurst and Lucius C. Hurst became sole owners. Later the name was made Hurst Bros. & Co., when Lucis C. Hurst purchased the interests in the dry goods and groceries, and continued it under that name until his death, Nov. 18, 1913.

His sons, Roscoe P. Hurst, lawyer, Portland, Ore., and Dr. Wilbur R. Hurst, Evansville, Ind., are the second generation of Hurst Bros.  John Noble Hurst, the present manager of the W. B. Hurst clothing store, is the only son of W. B. Hurst.

William Barlow Hurst Jr., and John R. Hurst Jr., sons of Mr. and Mrs. J. Noble Hurst, are the future Hurst Bros. of Hutsonville, and the present management of Hurst Bros. & Co. bespeak your heartiest support of the same.

Ruth Dudly Hurst, daughter of Mrs. and  Roscoe P. Hurst, and Dorothy Hurst, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Noble Hurst, are the store mascots.

Birthday Party
Miss Dorothy Hurst was 10 years old Tuesday and a party was given her in honor of the event at which severall of her young friends were present. Games were played and refreshments were served. Those present had an enjoyable time and one long to be remembered.

W. B. Hurst and wife celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary at their home in West Hutsonville Sunday by a big dinner at which only the immediate family was present.

Birthday Party
Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Kinney accompanied by their son Orville and family of Robinson went to Quaker Lane last Sunday to attend their aunt, Mary Rains's eighty-ninth birthday anniversary which was celebrated with a_____.


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