Hardin County

News - Thursday, 30 Aug 1917

Local and Personal

A.R. McKernan left Saturday on the Myrtle W. for Shawneetown, where he will assist Mr. Reubenacker in his butcher shop during fair week.

John Volkert and wife of near Rosiclare were on our streets Monday.

Misses Katheryne and Ruth Moore of Marion, Ky., came over Monday for a visit with relatives and friends.

John Williams and family of Forest City, Ark., have been visiting the former's mother, Mrs. Lizzie Williams here.

Alex Vinyard of Karbers Ridge was in town Monday.

J.F. Humm and son, Frank, were callers in town Monday.

The Lamar boys are baling hay on the Idle Hour Farm this week.

Fred Irby of Rosiclare was on our streets Tuesday.

Luke Davis spent Sunday evening in Ky.

Mrs. W.P. Warford and daughter, Miss Marie, left Sunday on the Lowry for Evansville, returning home Tuesday.

Mitch Humm was in town Sunday.

We noticed Jacob Eichorn of Eichorn on our streets Monday.

J.E. Whitechurch, who superintends the work on the Experiment Farm returned to his home at Salem, Ill., Tuesday.

Banker E.F. Wall and wife drove through to Evansville, Ind., the first of the week in their car.

Wm. P. Warford has been on the sick list the past week.

Miss Marie Humm returned home from Evansville Saturday and resumed her work in the Independent office.

Miss Esther Quillin is visiting the family of Ray Griffith.

Miss Lydia Peas died very suddenly at Rosiclare Monday.

Mrs. Chas. G. Baker was called to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Russell Hardesty, who lives just across the river in Kentucky Sunday evening. She received work that the little four year old son of her daughter had shot and killed their year old baby while playing with a shotgun - Later reports stated that the child was not dead but was in a very dangerous condition.

Prentice Hall began his school at Stone Church Monday.

Mrs. Tim Simmons and children of Brimfield, Ill., have been visiting her parents, S.T. Hosick and wife, of Bassett, the past week.

Several of our people attended to ball game at Rosiclare Sunday afternoon. Arza Denton and Earl Gaines of our town played with Rosiclare against Marion, Ky. The score was 10 to 0 in favor of Rosiclare.

Messrs. Prentice Hall, Chas. D. Ledbetter, Misses Ida Watters and Cora Smith attended the ice cream supper at St. Joseph Thursday night.

Millard Ledbetter of Cave-In-Rock and Miss Churchill Taylor of Ky., were in town Sunday.

Earl Schell of Golconda and S.E. Gustin and family of Evansville were on our streets Saturday. Mrs. Gustin and children are now visiting Grandma Gustin just back of the Cave.

Mrs. Alec Vaughn of Evansville, aunt of A.R. McKernan of our county, passed by here on the Str. John L. Lowry Saturday on her way to Golconda, Ill., where she will visit the family of Spence Vaughn.

We noticed Capt. John L. Lowry on our streets a couple of days this week.

Willis Shufflebarger of the Bend of the River visited relatives here a day or two last week.

Ben Pruett who has been stationed at Fr. Benjamin Harrison, Ind., the past two months, is at home on a leave of absence for a few days.

Little Elizabeth Henry continues to improve.

J.A. Clark showed us some copies of the Independent that date as far back as 1872 which he has carefully preserved. The paper was then known as the Hardin Mineral and was published by S.S. Burke and J.A. Lowry. He also showed us a few copies of the Hardin Gazette published in 1879 by James A. Lowry. These papers are prized very highly by Mr. Clark as an interesting relic.

Harry and Helen Ledbetter drove through to Marion, Ky., in their car Sunday to take his aunt, Mollie Ledbetter, there for a visit with relatives. Incidentally, (?) Chaeney Rose accompanied them.

Prof. E.M. Smock and family who have spent the summer in the country returned home Monday.

Misses Callie Hess and Thelma Waggoner spent Sunday with Galena and Golda Hall.

Miss Hattie Rash spent the first of the week in the country.

Mrs. Geo. Martin and two children of Junction, Ill., visited at Dr. Martin's Saturday.

An ice cream supper will be given by Alonzo Lowry at the old Coghill Farm Sept. 8th.

Miss Ollie Rose and son, Guy, are visiting at Chas. Rose's this week.

Mrs. M.E. Rose and grandchildren returned to their home at Eldorado Monday afternoon after an extended visit here.

Prof. J.H. Oxford and wife of Oakland City, Ind., are here for a two week visit with relatives and friends.

Jno. Pruett and son, Lowden, were in Cairo the first of the week.

Dr. Willingham and little daughter, Virginia, are visiting relatives at Clay, Ky., this week.

Ed Ellis of Harrisburg, Ill., son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Burton Cowsert of our county died at his home Monday. His body was brought here for burial in the Williams Cemetery near Shetlerville, Ill., Tuesday.

Prof. J.F. Karber was in town on business Wednesday. He and Mrs. Karber have positions in the Equality High School.

Geo. Pankey of Elizabethtown left Monday for Hendrickson, Colo., in search of a location there.

Mrs. Walter Ralph and children of Hudson, Kansas, enroute home from a visit to Elizabethtown friends, passed through Golconda.(Herald Enterprise)

James T. Love of Sparks Hill was here last week advertising the Edison talking machines. He left a demonstrating machine with druggist Wm. R. Martin.

Mrs. Mable Rose of Elizabeth, enroute to Harrisburg was in Golconda Monday.

Items From Anywhere

Misses Bessie and Daisy Chancey came up from Rosiclare and spent last Sunday with homefolks.

W.S. Ledbetter of Rosiclare visited his mother here, Aunt Margaret Ledbetter, last Sunday, and went to his farm near Tower Rock.

Millard Angleton and wife came down last week to prepare the former's exemption papers. They were guests of the writer's family while here.

Mrs. Farris Oxford was here last week to close a deal she had made with Winfred Oxford, to whom she had sold her farm. Winfred sold his farm a few miles north of Elizabethtown to Robert Ginger, and bought the Harris Creek farm mentioned above.

Dick Rose, Co. D. 9th Ill., N.G., located at Camp Linclon, Springfield, Ill., writes his aunt Ida Hampton and Grandma Rose of this place, that he likes army life very much. He is engaged in guarding the railroad strike at Springfield & young Rose volunteered a month or so ago, and is a Rosiclare boy born and reared there.

It is a rather touching scene to see Mrs. Lena Oxford's former little pupils, mostly all girls, calling upon her since her arrival here last Saturday. The greetings are generally a hand shake, a kiss and a hug, and the heartiness with which she reciprocated those little tots love and friendship for their former teacher is, to say the least, a most gratifying spectacle. In their adolescent stage, in the space of two years, some of them have almost grown out of her memory.

Elmer Carter and wife chaperoned a party consisting of themselves, W.H. Birch and Miss India Vinyard, and Edward Owens and Miss Alberta Lavender who left last Sunday for the Grandpier Bottoms in Pope Co., with a regular camping outfit and enough fishing tackle to insure plenty of fish for a week's outing. That they will have a good and enjoyable time is among the infallible certainties.

J.H. Oxford and wife of Oakland City, Ind., gave us an agreeable surprise by suddenly appearing at our home Saturday afternoon, unannounced. J.H. is apparently in his usual health, which is very good. But Mrs. Oxford's health is very much impaired, as a result of two surgical operations which she has recently undergone and their sequences. However, she is able to be up and about and from external appearances does not seem to be much worse for the great ordeal through which she has lately passed. They will be here two or three weeks and nearly all of their old time friends will have a chance to see them.

We received a copy of the Grand Rapids, (Mich.) Press, last Saturday night and the instance of Rev. Lloyd C. Vinyard of Charlevoix, Mich., in which is a picture of Young Vinyard. Under a Washington, D.C., dateline. Hurrah for another Hardin county boy, who doubtless will make good.

Isaac Hobbs reached his 67th mile stone in the journey of life last Sunday, and his wife and a few near relatives and some generous hearted neighbors desiring to do him honor and celebrate the occasion prepared a birthday dinner to which most of his relatives in this county and some E'town friends were invited, the dinner amounting in number to 38. Much regret was felt at the failure through unavoidable circumstances of the arrival of two daughters, Mrs. Anna S. Barger of Battery Rock and Mrs Etta Turner of near Yellow Spring. Also, two sisters of Rosiclare, Mrs. Lydia Ralph and Mrs. Ruth Davis. Through the manipulation of a few friends, the writer entertaining him at his home the last two hrs. before noon, Mr. Hobbs was kept in dense ignorance of the whole affair until high 12, when his daughter, Mrs. Pearl Davis, came in and asked him if he didn't know it was dinner time. On his way down home (he lives across the street north of the school building) he remarked that there seemed to be a considerable crowd at his house, and when he got there and found the house full and running over, and a table reaching clear across the one room laden with one of the finest dinners we ever saw, and finely decorated, it appeared to be with difficulty that he was able to suppress his overwrought feelings. However, when he fully realized what was being done in his honor he gave vent to his feelings in expressions of the deepest gratitude for such kindly manifestations of friendship. At the first table were five diners consisting of the host and his sister, Mrs. A.F. Anderson and Grandma Thornton of this place and Grandma Rose of Eldorado, and the writer, whose average age is 72 yrs. The other diners ages range all the way fro W.R. Smith's whose age is between 50 and 60 years, down to babies. Not since the death of the late Rev. Albert Briggs, who, it was said, could eat a large ham of meat and a sack of flour in a day and night, has there been so much eaten by any one man as was eaten by each of four men, small men, who partook of that birthday dinner, namely; L.T. Rash, John Holloman, George Ricketts and Willis S. Barger. Mr. Hobbs was the recipient of several small presents. His two sisters at Rosiclare each presented him with a pair of pants, and his son, Clarence, at Poplar Bluff, Mo., sent him a ten dollar check. Several others gave him less valuable presents. His oldest daughter, Mrs. Mollie Smith, who perhaps contributed more to the preparation of this dinner than anyone else, said it was the third birthday dinner she had helped to prepare for him, and this is the first one she was permitted to attend.

St. Joseph of the Woods

Harry Humm left Monday for East St. Louis, Ill., to resume his work there.

Miss Cecilia Humm of St. Louis, Mo., is spending her vacation with relatives in Hardin County.

Mrs. Geo. Reubenacker of Shawneetown, Ill., and two Misses Bumms of Mt. Vernon, Ind., attended the picnic here last week.

James and Fred McClusky of near Stone Church passed thru here Sunday. Fred is preparing to build a new barn soon.

Geo. Herrmann, wife and sons, Carl and N.A., also Andy Herrmann spent Sunday at Brookport; making the trip in their car.

Miss Mayme Moore was called to her home at Modoc, Ill., to act as bridesmaid for Miss Aggie Seibold, who was married at that place Monday.

Charley Zimmer, Misses Esther Rothes and Katie Humm spent Sunday afternoon with the family of Wm. Volkert.

Loren E. Denton and wife of Elizabethtown moved in Grandma Eichorn's house at Eichorn last week. Mr. Denton began his school at Corinth Monday of this week.


John Angelton and wife visited at Robert Burklow's Sunday.

Fred Hodge is visiting relatives in this vicinity.

J.T. McDowell made a business trip to Tiptonville, Ind., last night.

Radford Lane is visiting in Cave City, Ark.

Mrs. Laura Oxford visited her sister, Mrs. T.J. Belt, Saturday and Sunday.

Bob Frailey bought some sheep and cattle from M.M. Belt last week.

C.S. Winn has purchased a farm from George McDowell.

R.T. McDowell and family spent Saturday and Sunday at Rosiclare.

Mrs. Matt Lewis spent Saturday and Sunday with her daughter, Mrs. Hettie Douglas.

Dave Shore of Evansville, Ind., is visiting his brother, Wm. Shore, near Lamb.

A.L. Douglas, Grover Bascom and son, Freeman Austin also Annie Milliken visited J.T. Douglas Sunday evening.

Floyd Angleton and Miss Rachie Hall went to Shawneetown last week, where they were united in marriage. They were charivaried at John Davis' Thursday night. May all their troubles be little ones.

Cecil Blakley began his school at McDowell Aug. 27th. Cecil has been out of the profession for several years but he has the qualities of a good teacher and if the patrons of the district will stay with him he will teach an ideal school.

Karbers Ridge

Hubbard and Stacey bought a nice bunch of cattle here last week.

Mrs. D. Wilkins of Terra Haute, Ind., is here visiting the family of P.J. Eagles.

C.L. Hess and wife of Elizabethtown made a visit to our village recently.

Road Commissioneer, Henry Vinyard, is doing some good work on our roads.

J.W. Ledbetter of Elizabethtown vaccinated a lot of stock in this vicinity last week against black leg and cholera.

Mrs. Alexander has so far recovered from her siege of sickness as to be able to go to the table for her meals.

Edward and Henry Hubbard visited homefolks here last week. Edward is in furniture business at Parma, Mo., and the latter is in the same business at Harrisburg, Ill.

L.A. Karber and wife and F.C. Karber and wife visited Mrs. Ada Miles near Grossville Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Miles is still in very poor health.

Louis Hossler and Ezra Karber attended the fourth quarterly meeting at Elizabethtown last Saturday and Sunday. They report a light attendance.

Lucian Sneed, who has been visiting Missouri the past ten days returned home last Saturday. Clyde Grintert, who accompanied him extended on to Murphysboro.

Mrs. Alta Spivey celebrated her birthday last Sunday. Mostly young folks attended. A fine dinner was spread and it is said that Alex Vinyard and Fred Huble were obliged to stand in the creek there hours before it was safe to move them.

Mrs. Anna Willson, nee Hossler, formerly of this place, but now of Princeton, Ind., arrived here for a visit with homefolks last week. Her husband, William Willson, whom she recently married, has been in the U.S. Army about eighteen months. He is a second Lieutenant now located at Louisville, Ky., wher they expect to live the rest of the summer.

Harris Creek

John Reynolds and family attended the surprise birthday dinner given for Chas. Sullivan last Sunday at Mr. Sullivan's.

The farmers in this vicinity are still vaccinating their cattle against black leg. W.D. Davis lost seven or eight head with the disease recently. Others have also lost some.

Little Raymond Oxford, who got his arm broke is improving nicely.

Mrs. Anna Floyd and daughters who live in Kentucky visited at E.J. Oxford's a few days last week.

J.A. Love and family visited at Asa Reynolds Sunday; Mrs. Reynolds has been quite sick the past week.

Ernest Edwards was through these parts last week and purchased a cow and calf from Farris Oxford.

Winfred Oxford sold his farm near Elizabethtown to Robert Ginger and purchased the old home place from Aunt Farris Oxford. Mrs. Oxford will probably make her home with her daughter, Mrs. Chas. Sullivan this winter.

L.F. Oxford was awarded the contract of remodeling Lambert School house. He has been at work two weeks on the job and it will probably be another week before the house is in condition for the teacher, Walter Oxford, to begin school.

Mr. and Mrs. Sanford Bennett who have been visiting the family of E.J. Oxford returned to their home in St. Louis last week. Mrs. Bennett informed us that Mrs. Fanny Adams, formerly of this county, but who now lives in St. Louis, is in very poor health and is not expected to live until winter.

Gleanings (for last week)

Mr. and Mrs. George Boyd and children spent Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Collins and partook of a dinner which was prepared in honor of three birthdays. John Wesley Collins which was on Saturday, Mrs. Boyd's Sunday, and Mr. Collins on Monday. Perhaps few families boast three members with birthdays so convenient.

Mrs. Mary Smock and daughter of Carrsville, Ky., have been spending some time with Mrs. Noah Hurford. They together with their hostess spent a part of last week with Mrs. Jane Davis near the mouth of the Saline.

Orval Patton, who since early spring has been canvassing for the Yeast Foam Company, returning to this county for examination by our local examining board. he intends remaining with his step-mother, Mrs. Ellen Patton, on her farm near Mt. Zion unless called into military service.

Mr. and Mrs. Rosco Renfro stayed all Sunday night with and were accompanied home Monday morning by Mr. and Mrs. Ray Renfro.

Miss Grace Hobbs and Mr. Ernest Edwards were married Wednesday, Aug. 15. They have many friends who will wish them joy and prosperity in this commencement of their new life.

There is a new girl in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Belt.

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