Title: Moultrie County
Newspapers: 1891

"All the news that's fit to resurrect"

Decatur Review, September 23, 1891


Frank Reese has left for DePauw university.

Moultrie county has only $1,401.03 in its treasury.

M.M. Phillips of Lovington has moved to Sullivan.

Many were out chasing fish on the raging Okaw Sunday.

An effort is being made to reorganize the Good Templars.

Lynn Crieg is visiting his old home near Louisville, Ky.

Claude Shepherd of Texarkana is visiting old friends here,

Joseph Bupp has returned from a brief trip to St Louts.

George Brotherton is visiting old friends in Ohio and Indiana.

Sullivan is talking of building a township high school building.

Miss Ida Frazer is assisting In the circuit clerk's office this week.

The grind of the sorghum and cider mills is now heard in the land.

Fritz Myers, a Terre Haute baker, has been over here on a hunting trip.

James Smith, the horseman, has moved back to Sullivan from Moweaqua.

Charles Nazworthy has left for the Northwestern university at Evanston.

A force of 12 men are fencing the right of way of the C.&E.I. railroad.

The court house yard should be curbed. It is a disgrace the way it is kept.

Mr. Meeks, now of Decatur, will shortly move back to his Sullivan property.

Sullivan has a Dad Street, and a Douty street, a Jordan and a Lebanon street.

L. A. Kelier & Son, general merchants have started a branch store at Findlay.

Gregg Hawkins has started building a commodious residence on Water street.

A committee of the board of supervisors meet Wednesday to buy election booths.

Judge Vail will preside at the November term at the Moultrie county circuit court.

Charles Walker of Hot Springs, Ark., has sent to A.J. Buxton a Young fawn.

John Trowbridge formerly of Decatur, lies ill at his son's, Dr. Silas Trowbridge.

Miss Emma Jenkins has returned from an extended visit at Paris and Terre Haute.

John Rector died of typhoid fever and was interred at Sand Creek, near Windsor.

A. S. Creech Is talking of adding a pawn broker's shop in connection with his jewelry store.

A new broom factory on an extensive scale is one of the new industries promised Sullivan.

James A. Steele cashier of the Merchants and Farmers State bank, is laid up with rheumatism.

Joseph B. Titus, proprietor of the Titus opera house, is putting out a 40 acre orchard adjoining Sullivan.
[Note: this is the land destined to become Wyman Park.]

John A. Monroe is going on the road for the Race Clothing and Manufacturing company about Nov. 15.

Asa and Abia Chipp have bought the Dock Patterson livery and feed stable on South Main street.

A. Witherup has just received $1,000 pension and $12 per mouth; John Bailey $200 and $12 per month.

Charles Patterson is in Terre Haute where he has bought a restaurant. His family will shortly follow.

Mrs. Sarah Thomason died at the age of 81 years. For 80 years she had lived in Sullivan and its immediate vicinity.

W. O. Merritt, a prominent farmer of Jonathan Creek township, has purchased property and will move to town.

Caldwell (sic: should read 'Cadwell') shipped the first freight over the C.&E.I. railroad Sunday, a car load of corn to the Terre Haute distillery.

After an existence of three months the Sullivan Herald, William T. McClure, editor and publisher, gives up the ghost.

John H. Baker has started building his electric light and power house. Streets are to be lighted by electricity before Jan. 1.

Work began Monday morning building a telegraph line along the Chicago and Eastern Illinois railroad company's right of way.

B. W. Brockway, formerly a Sullivan grocer, is now with Groves & Co., live stock merchants, Union Stock yards, Chicago.

Sullivan has four saloons which pay the city a revenue of $750 per annum, each and $20 per annum for each billiard and pool table.

The new Catholic church, known as St. Colomb, will be be completed about Nov. 1. Rev. Father McGowan of Dalton City, wilt be in charge.

J. M. Morgan and F. P. Hoke have shipped their threshing outfit to Pipestone, Mina, where they expect to remain about two months threshing.

A franchise was granted by the city council some nine months ago for an electric street railway, but no start has been made toward building the same.

George Marriner, who was recently arrested for horse stealing near Assumption, has been released, as there was not sufficient evidence to hold him.

On account of the physical inability of Postmaster McPheeters, his son, Lee, has made a tour of inspection of the other postoffices in the county, and reports them all in good condition.

Sullivan has scarcely a vacant house, notwithstanding the number of new buildings that have gone up this season. The prospects are that even more building will be done next season than this.

Capt. Wishert, a small subcontractor on the Chicago & Eastern Illinois railroad, was arrested for assault with intent to kill one of his employees. He pleaded guilty to carrying concealed weapons, and the other case was dismissed.

Caldwell [sic: Cadwell] and Chipps am two new stations on the C.&E.I. railway between here and Arthur, and Kirkwood between here and the Okaw river, taking their names from the owners of the lands on which the stations are located.

Professor O. B. Lowe, county superintendent of schools, has sent to the Ann Arbor University of Michigan some weeds or plants claimed by T. J. Yoakly to be the cause of milk sickness. They will be analyzed by the university.

Maggie Waymack formerly of Sullivan, committed suicide in a house of ill fame at Evansville, Ind., the 14th. She had had a surgical operation performed and was said to be recovering nicely, but became despondent and took an overdose of morphine.

James Lloyd, son of Ewell Lloyd, foreman of the P.D.&E. bridge gang, lost his thumb and forefinger while making his first trip braking on the P.D.&E. road. Charlie Lloyd, a younger son, had his arm badly crushed while playing with some empty cars on the switch.

The city council next spring will sewer the branch or creek running through the city. They will begin near the school house and put in a two foot sewer pipe and run it below the city mills. The estimated cost is between $4,000 and $5,000. This will be a great improvement.

James A. Livers, James T. Dedman, J. E. Jennings, William Hancock and D.R. Patterson of Sullivan, Hon. H. J. Hamlin of Shelbyville and Charles Walker of Hot Springs, Ark., leave Wednesday for a hunting trip in the northern peninsula of Michigan. They will be gone two months.

A $5,000 suit for slander was filed by Mrs. Ruth Patterson, wife of Dennis Ross Patterson, a justice of the peace and attorney here, against W. A. Duncan, of Hegerman [sic: probably Hagerman] & Duncan, leading contractors and builders. This suit was a surprise to every body, as there had been no rumors of trouble.

At the last meeting of the board of Supervisors J. M. Cummins, county treasurer, was instructed to make arrangements to borrow money to cash the county warrants until the taxes could be collected. A local bank offered to cash them for 7 per cent per annum for what time they would have to hold them.

Sullivan was gaily decorated Thursday, Sept. 17, to do honor to the veterans of the Twenty-first Illinois Vol., General Grant's first regiment, he being its colonel until he was promoted. The attendance was good. Capt. Ed Harlan of Marshall, Hon. J. N. Flack of Galesburg and Hon. W. G. Cochran Of Sullivan were the speakers. The schools were given a half holiday. A rousing campfire was held at the opera house at night.

Eugene Bland, a prominent farmer and stock raiser of about eight miles west of here, left home with his wife last Thursday, leaving some small children at home. Two tramps came to the house and succeeded in frightening away the children, went through the house and secured $415. No clue to the perpetrators has been secured.

The following are the marriage licenses issued recently:
{ Thomas F. Porter
Laura A. Clark
{ Willis Clark
Mary E. Porter
{ Isaac Hudson
Kate C. Evans
{ Frederick O. Welamantel
Effie B. Green
{ Henry Smith
Maggie Smith
{ Herbert Warmoth
Norah Baugher

Sept. 22.


[Note: I have no idea what this enigmatic line means, but it was appended at the bottom of the Sullivan news.]