Title: Moultrie County
Newspapers: 1895

"All the news that's fit to resurrect"

Decatur Daily Review, August 8, 1895


Billy McClure was in Decatur Tuesday.

La Pearl's circus will exhibit in Sullivan next Wednesday.

Mrs. Cash Green and daughter, Emma, are visiting Clinton friends.

Squire Woodruff is having a freerstone walk put down about his residence property.

Ollie Eggler and Miss Kittie Nazworthy were married in Indianapolis Thursday of last week.

Attorney "Julie" Meeker will likely locate to Chicago ere the snow flies to practice his profession.

W. D. Frazee, an author of some note, will deliver a lecture at the Christian church Monday night. Admission free.

B. F. Rork has so far recovered from his bullet wound received some two weeks ago to to be able to be out on crutches.

Miss Jennie Goodman, who has been the guest of Freda Baum for some time, returned to her home in Rochester, N Y, Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Robinson gave a party Monday evening to honor of their daughter Emma's eighteenth birthday, at which about twenty five guests were present.

Eighty seven tickets were sold to Mattoon Tuesday afternoon, the alleged ball game being the attraction. Not a man can be found, however, who will admit that he was there. [Note: This indicates the disrepute in which baseball was held at the time. This is later reflected in the terms of Albert Wyman's will, in which he asks the city to prohibit baseball in the park that his estate funded.]

W. G. Cochran and Rev. E. A. Squires delivered addresses at the annual reunion of the Moultrie county battalion held at Arthur Wednesday and Thursday. Quite a number of our G. A. R. men attended with their families.

Dr. Stedman went to Springfield Saturday and returned accompanied by his wife who had been receiving treatment for her eyes by an experienced specialist in that city. She is greatly improved and it is thought her sight will soon regain its normal strength.

The Sullivan K. P. [Knights of Pythias] band furnished music for the Harvest picnic at Windsor Thursday and a number of out other citizens went along to keep them company. The list of amusements and attractions was a long one and included a ball game, balloon ascension, bicycle races, etc.

Pearl, the youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs B. B. Haydon died of peritonitis at the family residence on South Main street Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock. Her illness lasted out a little over a week and almost from its inception her life was despaired of and her death was expected hourly. She was a charming young lady of winning ways and attractive disposition and her death is universally regretted in the community in which she was born and grew to young womanhood. The funeral services were conducted by Elder Herman of Bethany after which the remains were laid at rest in the Sullivan cemetery. She was a member of the Rebekah lodge and the services at the grave were conducted by members of that order.