As your valuable paper has contained no special news
from our place lately, we conceived the idea of writing a few brief
J.B. Sheaply’s school closed Friday last.
Mr. Row is erecting a plow and wagon factory at this
Roof and Row are doing business with their grist and
Jacob, Charlie and William Howerton started for
Champaign County, Monday last.
J.M. Wells has been appointed Notary Public by the
Governor for the town of Melrose.
Our centennial man, James Hall, boasts of being one
hundred and ten years old and is engaged in a litigation concerning
The red eye brigade arrived from York.
Wonder if they caught any fish while trying river water.
CLARK COUNTY HERALD
Not seeing anything from this place for some time, I
thought I would drop you a few lines. Brownsville
is among the things of the past. H.L. Baker has moved
his store to Melrose. He is now in the Red store, where
he is doing a lively trade. He is a first class business
man. The Rowe Brothers mill is doing a lively business
and Melrose is a lively place. Dr. Booth has moved to
the burg. The medical faculty is Dr. Wilkins, Luky and
Brother; blacksmiths, Joe Kelms and Knops and
Company; carpenters, Knops and Company;
shoemaker, JESSE STANFIELD. Alfred Cowden swings the
birch at Melrose. McClure has got the wind part of a new
railroad done. He is out with papers in hand preaching
Melrose was visited last week by the death angel and
Dr. R.W. Leckle was called to his reward. The Doctor
came to Melrose during the late unpleasantness from eastern
Tennessee and had many warm friends in the community where he
died. The Cottonwood School closed on the 9th after a
five month term, Mr. William E. Huffington, teacher. Mr.
H. was educated in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is a young
man of fine talent and other qualifications, such as an unblemished
There is only about one more week of Mr. Cowden’s
school yet and I must say to Mr. C’s credit, that he has taught us
the best school that we have had for several years. I
have heard scarcely a word of complaint from any one and believe he
has the good will of the entire school.
Melrose will grow in spite of the hard
times. C.W. Rooks and Charles Rowe are building some
substantial fences around their lots. Dr. Wilkin and Joe
Knapp have built sidewalks from their gates to connect with other
walks, and John Rowe has moved the office formerly used by Dr.
Wilkin around on main street, where it will be fitted up for a
Melrose is still on the high road to
prosperity. Business of all kinds is
flourishing. The indications are that Melrose in time
will furnish her quota of speakers for the legislature.
The extension of the railroad to this point is a
settled fact and lots are being taken rapidly in anticipation of
Melrose being a second Chicago. C.F. Rowe is still
alive, but meetings, spelled schools, are things of the past with
him since he got married. Wilbur Fisk returned last week
from his flying visit to Indiana. E.M. Metcalf is making
quite an improvement on his farm west of town. He has
erected a dwelling and barn, set out two hundred fruit trees,
besides doing all his farming. A new picket fence
surrounds the old hovel occupied by F.G. Hastings. We
would be glad to see a mansion in corresponding with the
fencing. Miss. Mollie Handy, of Reno County, Kansas, is
visiting her multitude of friends at this place. Lee
Morland has gone north expecting to manipulate in manual labor this
year. John Crosby gave an entertainment at his residence
south of town last Thursday night.
Brax. Cox and Levi wells were in town last
Sunday. Our subscription for the proposed railroad now
foots up $525 and we are confident this can be double if this
becomes necessary. Our people appreciate the advantages
of a railroad through our county and are determined to have one if
any reasonable exertion on our part will secure it.
About three-fourths of the land owners along the line have already
signed the right of way and many more have expressed a willingness
to sign it. The recent cold snap killed all the peaches
and cherries in the vicinity. Joseph Hedges was
re-elected school director at the school election last
Saturday. This makes the third term for Mr. Hedges and
certainly entitles him to a pension.
The dwelling house of Jones Spraker, of Orange Twp, was burned
yesterday afternoon, with nearly all the contents. The
insurance had run out a short time ago. John S. Wells,
of Martinsville, was visiting his sister, Mrs. Dr. Wilkins, last
week. He has a very sore hand caused by a hatchet, with
which he was splitting kindling, coming off the handle and striking
Rook Bros. will have the addition to their store room completed in a
few days. They have four or five workmen employed on the
job and the sound of the hammer is heard from early morning until
evening. Our enterprising merchant, H. L. Baker, keeps
his eyes on the wants of the people and carries a varied stock of
dry goods and groceries. Our old friend W. Porter, of
Martinsville, candidate for superintendent of Schools, was in this
neighborhood last week.
CLARK COUNTY HERALD
Alex Medsker has moved to this place. Wesley Reed died
on Saturday the 17th. H.L. Baker has his dwelling house
nearly done. From what we can hear, Melrose will have a
railroad yet. Mrs. J.W. Rowe has watermelon plants up
and growing. The Melrose Township teachers association
was held in Melrose, Saturday of last week. The old
soldiers of our vicinity are flocking with one accord to the Grand
Army Organization. P.F. Dodd’s, agriculture warehouse
and hall, is almost completed. When done the hall will
be used by the G.A.R. Any one wishing to purchase a good
Mason and Hamlin organ, with all the modern improvements, call on
G.H. Rowe, Melrose, Illinois. Joseph Buckle and Ivy
Buckle were united in marriage, at the home of the bride on Sunday
the fourth. At the home of the bride’s mother, Joseph
Sankey and angeline Spivey were united in marriage.
A literary society was organized here last Saturday evening with
J.W. Rowe as president, Miss Naomi Edwards, secretary and treasurer,
J.B. Sheapley critic and Nathan Medsker, Marshall. A
committee consisted of J. R. Trump, R.W. Fisk and Wilbur was
appointed to draft a constitution and bylaws. The
society meets in Melrose every Saturday evening.
CLARK COUNTY HERALD
Giles Miller is hauling staves to west York. John Fix is
threshing over in Orange Township. Miss Emma Page of
Casey is visiting her uncle, C.M. Meeker. Isaac Benight,
of Streator, IL, is visiting his brother, William
Benight. Miss Alice Bartlett made brief calls on some of
her friends this week. David Murphy, of west Union,
swooped down upon us one day last week. A.G. Cowden was
in the village last Tuesday, on one of his old time hand shaking
tours. Col. William Bailey intends to erect a carpenter
shop, to protect him from pulverous weather. Our
merchants are waging warfare on the price of salt.
Several members of Thomas Handy Post were billed for York Thursday
night, but the lowering clouds caused them to reconsider and stay at
home. We hear that J.R. Trump has been employed to teach
the winter school here. Levi B.Wells, of Martinsville,
brought the advance agent of King Burk’s show into our burg last
Thursday and now P.F. Dodd’s agricultural house is refulgent with
circus pictures, to the great delight of the small boys.
Rowe Bros. mill is again in successful operation with improved
machinery and facilities for making as good flour as can be found
Jasper Meeker had a good horse to die this week. A
brother of Melvin Bemer, from north Missouri, is visiting
here. J.H. Edwards went down to Bellaire and Annapolis
one day last week. B.C. Hasten is taking in all the
picnics, dispensing candy and ice cream. Archie Fears
and Daniel Hull, of west Union, were in the village
Tuesday. William Barton, Ed Sibley and their wives and
Jim Sibley, came over from Terre Haute, on Friday of last week and
returned on Tuesday of this week. The gentlemen brought
down several prairie chickens while here. The harvesting
of the prairie chicken crop on Dolson Prairie was begun on the
mourning of the 15th. Married on Thursday evening,
August 20, by rev. Thomas Bailiff, at his residence, Mr. Joseph
Howerton and Miss Ella Thompson. A number of the friends
gathered at the house of James Thompson, the bride’s father.
A daughter of Ham Rowe is visiting friends here. H.L.
Baker has improved his premises by means of a new cistern and force
pump. F.G. Hasten has sold his farm to Rev. Bellnap and
expects soon to start for Kansas. A.J. Darnell bought
fourteen yearling calves of David R. Ellington, for which he paid
$350. Daniel Brown is hauling saw logs to build more
buildings. Dr. J. W. baker brought a well trained bird
dog from William Rockwell for which he paid full value.
Another wedding to conical this week: Mr. George Filloon
to a Miss Perisho. Frank Miller of Marshall was in our
village. Joseph Howerton is repairing Uncle Joe Well’s
house south of town where he and his handsome young wife will soon
begin life’s journey. Nathan Medsker of South Carolina
Democratic fame still keeps up the war cry against
republicans. HE SEEMS INSPIRED WITH EXTREME HOSTILITY
TOWARD T.R. Cornwell, charging him with the use of whiskey, buying
votes, bribing, and all the various crimes as which democrats have
always been known to hold up their hands in holy horror.
Look out, Reck, for we all know that Nathan is a host in
law. We see in this week’s Planet, the
correspondent from this place has a quite lengthily item in
mitigation of the offence committed by G.H, Rowe in taking a piece
of timber to strike a small boy.
CLARK COUNTY HERALD
Rev. Minick will preach here next Sunday. Elder Rupp
preached at the Bethel Church
last Sunday. Ed
Medcalf and James
Pulver are both done husking corn.
J.R. Trump began a three months school here last
Bailey will look after the condition
of the highways again this year.C.M.
Meeker says he would like to sell his Orange Township land at
last years assessment.George Bartlett would take no boot between
himself and the oldest man in the township.
He has a girl friend.
Jasper meeker has a cow to trade. Malt wells has taken down his flag
of truce. A.J.
Darnell of Vermillion County visiting
his farm west of town yesterday. Mrs.
Catherine Trump and her grandson Louie have been in Ohio for
the last two
Dehl, from Johnson Twp,
was here one day this week looking after the winter school. Col.
has had a force of men on the
roads for several days. Rev. Minnick
preached at the Bethel last Sunday in the forenoon and Aunt
Jane Gire, of the
Friends persuasion preached at 3 pm. There are few, if any, better
places to buy farm
the last two weeks there
have been sold from here ten cultivators, four corn planters,
plows and other farming utensils. J.M.
Meeker who has been suffering with consumption for several
months, died last
was buried at Wesley Chapel
Cemetery on Monday. Funeral services
by Rev. Ewers. Mr.
Meeker moved here
from Ohio in 1840 and has lived here ever since. He was one of the
old settlers. In his younger days he studied medicine but never
Frank Miller was in town Wednesday. Al Rowe and
family went to Casey last
Rupp will preach at the
Bethel tomorrow. Levi
visiting his sister, Mrs. Dr. Wilkin. C.B. Rook visited Terre Haute
the first of the week. P.F. Dodd is
introducing a new fangled corn
Thompson is making his
annual sheep shearing tour. J.H. Edwards
and his sister, Mrs. Doctor Baker, spent Sunday in this
Emma Rowe and Mrs. Jones, of
Martinsville, visited here last Tuesday. Mrs. John Perine has been
confined to her bed two weeks
handy post is making
preparations to have appropriate exercises on declaration day.
CLARK COUNTY HERALD
Oscar Edwards is at home on a visit from Pontiac. C.W.
CORNWELL and wife spent Sunday at W.B. Hastings. Milo
Baker visited Purl Nichols at Fairbanks, Indiana, part of last
week. Floe Hastings of Terre Haute spent Sunday with her
grandparents. Rev. D.H. Rupp will begin his meeting at
Cooper Chapel this week. Mrs. Arthur Meeker of Kentucky
is visiting her grandparents, W.B. Hastings and wife.
WHEELER CORNWELL of Kansas has returned home after an extended visit
with relatives here. Mrs. Mary McKee of Caney, Kansas,
visited from Tuesday to Friday with S.S. Snavely and
family. Misses Lottie and Alice Snavely returned home
Tuesday after a visit with their brothers in Sullivan,
Indiana. R.E. Stratton and wife of White Oak spent from
Wednesday to Friday with his sister, Mrs. S.S. Snavely.
Axiom Spivey was at West York Monday. ROSS BUCKNER was
on our streets Saturday. Percy Hasten spent Sunday with
Charles Howerton. Everett and Alva Bowden spent Sunday
with Oren Wells. Charlie Beckwith and Harry Dodd were at
Martinsville Saturday. Will Ogle, Purl and Otto Nichols
have been hauling corn for P.F. Dodd? Fred Thompson
purchased a couple colts of Elmer Snavely last week.
EDNA MEDSKER and Mattie Huffington spent Sunday with Maggie
Drummond. C.W. CORNWELL and wife entertained the young
folks of this vicinity at a masquerade party Saturday night.
Mrs. E.M. Baker is on the sick list. Minnie Barkalow was
in town Monday. Elias Baker was at west York
Friday. Mrs. J.R. Trump has been sick the past
week. Glenie and Ollie Thompson were in town
Monday. Dollie Snavely spent Sunday with Goldia
wells. Ellis Ratts and wife visited Axom Spivey
Friday. Fred Crumrin and Harry Smith were at Marshall
Saturday. Mrs. Snavely and Mrs. Rupp visited Mrs. Sam
white Thursday. Henry Spivey of Hutsonville spent Sunday
with his father, Axom Spivey. Joe Newlin and family
visited relatives near Kickapoo Saturday night. B.C.
Hastings of Terre Haute visited his parents W.B. Hastings and wife
last week. Mr. and Mrs. D.H. Rupp visited Aunt Rachel
Jones. She is seriously ill at her nephews Henry
Hix. Alice, oldest daughter of Mitch Gard, died last
Sunday night and was buried at the Ohio Cemetery
Tuesday. Mrs. C.B. Rook of West York is at the bedside
of her cousin, Clark a Howerton, who is very low with typhoid
fever. Harry Baker visited his brother Milo Sunday and
went to visit his uncle and Aunt John Evans and wife, Sunday
Mrs. J.R. Trump is improving. Clara Leonard is visiting
Callie Spivey. Elmer Snavely was in west York,
Sunday. Golda Wells Sundayed with Edna
Medsker. Mrs. Kate Murphy sundayed with Mrs. D.H.
Rupp. Clark A Howerton is still very low with typhoid
fever. Charles Hixs and family spent Sunday with Henry
Hix and family. Lamont Bartlett of near Union spent
Sunday with Rev. Rupp and wife. MRS. T. R. CORNWELL AND
SON RAY SPENT SUNDAY WITH C.W. CORNWELL AND WIFE. FRANK
STANFIELD and family Sundayed with his parents, JESSE
STANFIELD. Mrs. S.S. Snavely spent Sunday with her daughter-in
–law, Mrs. Elmer Snavely, who is sick. Perry Drake,
Minnie Barkslow, Muriel McNary and Golda wells spent Friday with
Lottie and Alice Snavely.
Ed Medsker has a new telephone. Ernest Spivey is working
near Hutsonville. Edna Medsker spent Sunday with Goldie
Wells. ROSS BUCKNER and mother were in town
Monday. Dodd brothers have established a sugar camp on
raccoon. Percy hasten attended the last day of school at
#6. Harry Milburn is going to move on Mr. Brown’s
farm. Jackson Leonard moved on Charles Meeker place
Monday. Minnie Barkalow is suffering from a severe
attack of grip. Charles Davis and ZACK MEDSKER were in
Martinsville Wednesday. English brothers have purchased
a half interest in a threshing machine. Lottie Snavely
is staying with her brother Elmer and wife of Orange.
Jacob Kannamacker of Anderson has moved his saw mill on OTTO
STANFIELD’S FARM. John wells and family spent Thursday
with Elmer Snavely and wife of Orange. We notice that
Ernest Wells does not make his weekly trips to Ohio
vicinity. Maud McNary spent Monday and Tuesday with
friends and relatives in this vicinity. Rev. Rupp filled
his appointment at Wabash Bethel and cooper Chapel Sunday and Sunday
night. Mrs. Nora Pyles who has been visiting her parents
Axiom Spivey and wife the last week, left Monday for Colorado.
Mrs. Elmer Snavely is improving. FRANK STANFIELD and JOE
CORNWELL have been hauling hay. Alva Wells is thinking
of learning the harness making trade soon. George Barnes
and wife spent Sunday with Bud Freeman and wife. Milo
Baker will begin work for Ford and Otho Thompson the first of
April. Charles Hix and wife spent Sunday with Uncle
JESSE STANFIELD and wife. Mattie Huffington of Allright
has applied for the summer school here. Joe Hedges spent
from Tuesday until Thursday with relatives with
Marshall. G.W. Thompson and wife spent Sunday with their
son Ford and wife in west Union. CHARLES CORNWELL and
wife spent Sunday with his mother, MRS ELIZABETH CORNWELL and
family. Percy Hasten, Charles Howerton, Rosa and Myrtie
Pendleton visited the oil well on Ada Upshot’s Sunday.
Elmer Snavely, RAY CORNWELL, Mrs. Rachel Meeker and roe Welch were
added to the Melrose-Orange telephone line. Mrs. Lizzie
Hanley of Columbus, Ohio, is visiting her nieces, Mrs. Frank Hedges
and Mrs. C.W. CORNWELL.
P.F. Dodd lost a valuable horse last Wednesday night.
The new telephones were installed on the Melrose and Orange line
Friday. Mrs. Verna Trump of Indianapolis visited the
family of J.R. Trump last week. Amy Trump went to
Indianapolis Tuesday to visit her brother Arthur and
wife. Harry Crumrin who has been working at the asylum
at Jacksonville is at home for a two week vacation.
Minnie Barkalow has the measles. S.S. Snavely went to St
Louis Tuesday. Alec Craig and wife passed thru our burg
Sunday. MRS. ZACK MEDSKER died Monday and was buried on
Tuesday. Elmer Snavely and RAY CORNWELL both have sick
horses. Axom Spivey was a business caller in west Union
Monday. Mrs. Sam White died Saturday and was buried
Sunday at the Ohio Cemetery. MRS. ELIZABETH CORNWELL is going
to keep her daughters children as was her dying request.
The Swift Bros. show is in town this week. The Stewart
children were here last week, it seems as Melrose is quite an
attraction for shows.
Gracie Newlin has a very sore foot. Lottie Snavely was
at west York Tuesday. John Carpenter was trading here
Saturday. Mrs. P.F. Dodd was a Martinsville visitor
Monday. Rev. Rupp filled his appointment at Wabash
Sunday. Oddest Richart of Cherry Point is visiting
relatives here. F.G Hasten and wife Sundayed with his
parents, William hasten and wife. Arthur Snavely of
Sullivan spent from Sunday until Tuesday with home
folks. Uncle Joe wells and wife and Elmer Snavely and
wife spent Sunday with John Welsh and family. Ford
Thompson and wife and Dessie Colvin of west Union spent Sunday with
G.W. Thompson and family. ROSS CORNWELL returned home
from Marshall last week where he has been working. He
was through our burg Saturday breaking a new colt.
Tennis Shaffner has a new buggy. Mrs. Joseph Wells has been
quite sick. Milo baker is working on the tank
farm. Elmer Snavely is the possessor of a new
buggy. Mrs. Ethel Tharp of Darwin is visiting her
mother, MINERVA MORRIS. Bryon Hastings and family of
Terre Haute are visiting relatives here. Jesse Spraker
and wife sundayed with Will Medsker and wife. F.G.
Hasten and son Perry were Martinsville visitors. Myrtie
Pendleton spent Sunday night with her sister, Mrs. P.C.
Hasten. Mabel Thompson and Edna Medsker spent Monday
with Pleasant Cooper. CHARLES CORNWELL is running a
chicken picking establishment at West Union. Lee
STANFIELD and family spent Sunday with his father JESSE
STANFIELD. Axom Spivey and family visited J.L. Roberts
of York Tuesday who is very ill. Mrs. Leah Shaffner and
Edna Medsker spent Sunday with G.W. Thompson and family.
Harry, Fred and Reno Crumrin spent Sunday with home
folks. They are working on the tank farm. Harry
smith and wife and FRANK STANFIELD and family Sundayed with Chester
Hix and family. Mrs. Mag rook and daughter Jessie and
Mrs. Brooks of west York have been visiting Joseph Wells and
wife. Ford Thompson, wife and daughter ruby and Dessie
Colvin of west Union spent Sunday with Elmer Snavely and
wife. Frank Hasten and wife, Bryon Hasten and family and
Perry Hasten and wife Sundayed with William hasten and
wife. Clarence Evans is having a new house
built. G.W. Thompson and brother Al and Robert Weir are
doing well. J.C. English baled hay for J.N. Phillippi
last week. Myrtie Pendleton who has been quite sick is
improving. Dan brown of hall vicinity is laid up with
rheumatism. Massa Bob Hedges of Marshall is visiting at
home. E.M. Baker and wife saw the show at Marshall last
week. G.W. Thompson will build a fine residence for
Clarence Evans soon. Mrs. Mary Medsker lost two valuable
horses by lightening Sunday night. Elder D.H. Rupp
filled the appointment at Melrose Sunday and Sunday
night. Mrs. Nila smith and son Homer of weir spent
Sunday with F.G. Hasten and family. J.R. Trump and wife
and E.L. Trump and wife spent Sunday on Lamont Prairie. OTTO
CORNWELL and Joe Newlin finished the harvesting of sixty acres of
fine timothy last week.
S.S. Snavely went to St Louis Monday. D.H. Rupp was in
Martinsville Thursday. Alex Craig and wife spent Sunday
with William Medsker. F.M. Buckner and brother Charlie
were in town Monday. Lee Stanfield and wife were at Marshall
Saturday. Percy hasten has been hauling material to
erect a new house. F.G. Hasten and wife were
Martinsville callers Saturday. Mrs. Mary Little of Terre
Haute is visiting her cousin Mrs., P.F. Dodd. George
baker and wife of Terre Haute are visiting her brother Elias and
wife. Mabel Thompson and Mrs. Ford Thompson were
Marshall visitors Wednesday. George Stratton of Casey visited
S.S. Snavely and family Saturday night and Sunday. F.G.
Hasten and wife and P.C. Hasten and wife visited Elias Baker and
wife Sunday. Elias Baker and wife and George Baker and
wife spent Monday with Mrs. Ella Hunter and family.
Little Janice trump of Ohio has come to make her home with her
father Charles Trump. George Hurst and wife of Marshall
spent Saturday night and Sunday with P.F. Dodd and
family. Mrs. Frank Hedges Jr. spent part of last
week with her brother, Fred Wells and family in
Marshall. Mrs. J.M. Richart returned to her home
in Cherry Point last week after spending a few weeks visiting with
relatives. Mrs. D.H. Rupp and Lottie and Alice Snavely
spent last Tuesday with T.J. Snavely and wife of near West
Union. Mrs. C.T. Ishler, Mrs. Nellie Schumaker and Ida
Snavely of Martinsville visited relatives here Wednesday and
Thursday. Harry Crumrin left last week for Springfield
to attend the state fair. Charles Rupp of Golconda, Nevada,
who has been visiting relatives in this vicinity left Saturday.
P.F. Dodd was in Marshall Friday. Rama Gayhart has returned
from Cairo. Myrtle Hedges is progressing nicely with her
school. Axom Spivey and wife were in Martinsville
Saturday. Axom Spivey was in Sullivan a couple days
ago. Roy Bartlett and family have moved to Ed Medskers
farm. J. W. Vanfleet was seen on our streets Sunday
evening. Aunt Hester Stanfield is visiting the family of
Charles Hix. Rev. D.H. Rupp filled his appointment at
Wabash Sunday. Percy Medsker made a business trip to
Martinsville Thursday. Effa Craig of Ohio is staying
with her aunt Mollie Medsker. Blanche Hodge is staying
with her aunt, Mrs. Ed Gard of Robinson. Will Maxwell
and wife were the guest of Mollie Medsker Sunday. Jimmy
Thompson of Martinsville was in our burg part of last week.
CHARLES CORNWELL who has been staying in west Union spent Sunday
with home folks. Rev. D.H. Rupp and wife were at Terre
Haute Friday and spent the day with J. Meyers and wife.
We are sorry to learn that our old friend Melvin Beamer starts for
California Tuesday where he will make his future home.
C.H. Snavely and wife of Sullivan, In, who have been visiting his
parents S.S. Snavely and wife for a week returned home
Tuesday. We understand that LEE STANFIELD and family
will leave us and move to Greenup the last of this week and that
Fred wells and family of Marshall will move to the place vacated by