January 1900 through December 1900

JANUARY 5, 1900

- Dr. J. Henline, of Towanda, was the guest of Dr. E.S. Horine yestrday.

FEBRUARY 2, 1900


- The wife of Alvin Henline, who lives on John Ward's farm, died at 4 o'clock
Friday morning. The burial took place Sunday afternoon at Lexington, Rev.
conducting the services in the Christian church. Mrs. Henline's maiden name
was Zerkel and she was born in Virginia, where most of her relatives live. A
brother from Missouri was present at the funeral. She leaves four children,
including a young baby. She had been married to Mr. Henline five years. They
moved from the vicinity of Lexington a short time ago and already had many
friends at their new home, who deeply sympathize with the unfortunate family.

- Guy Swain's parents have presented him with a fine new piano. Guy is organist
of the Christian Sunday school and takes great pleasure in musical studies.

- Pearl Hawthorne has returned from six weeks visit in Iowa. The state of things
there may be inferred from his remark on the mild weather we are having.

- Allie Wood's bald-faced driving mare ran away and broke her leg a few days
ago while he was driving from Lexington. Her death was expedited by the usual
method to avoid suffering.

- Alex Gillan was cutting a bolt with a chisel Thursday, when a small piece of the
iron flew in his eye. It was removed by the doctor. It was very painful but it is not
likely it will prove serious.

- Among the recent victims of mumps are Jennie Hall, Buel Willhoite, Clyde
Kilgore, Hartsel and Ruby Langstaff, Maude Brown, Clara Custer, Forrest
Downey, George Taylor, Frank Shawl, Frank Vetter, Rose Soboul, Clifford Leaf,
Willie Henline, Leo Chapman, Johnnie Puett, Lulu Kent, Flo Huffman, Ritta King,
Laura Vetter, Owen Nettie Lyons, Nellie Hyatt, Eva White.

- Martin Batterton is dangerously sick. He is 93 years old and has thus far
withstood the advances of age remarkably well. That his life may still be spared
is the hope of all.

FEBRUARY 9, 1900

		 Pioneer Resident of Lawndale Township Passes Away

	Martin Batterton was born in Madison county, Ky., Sept. 29, 1807 and
died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. A.J. Moon, on Saturday, Feb. 3, 1900
at 7 p.m., aged 93 years, 4 months and 5 days. His boyhood was passed in his
native state, where he received a good common school education. He was a
natural mechanic, and without serving an apprenticeship became an expert
cooper, carpenter and shoemaker. After coming to McLean county his
knowledge of these trades was of great advantage to him. He was able to make
his own boots and shoes and to supply the wants of his neighbors as well.
	He left Kentucky in January, 1833 and rode on horseback to Sangamon
county, Ill. Then he pushed on to McLean county and took up a claim in
Lawndale township, where two uncles had located before him. In 1836 he
married Miss America Taylor, of Knox county, Ill., and brought his bride to his
McLean county home. Three children were born to them. One, Ira A., served in
the eighth Illinois volunteers during the civil war. After the war he remained in
Vicksburg, Miss., where he edited a newspaper. In July, 1865 he was shot and
killed there. Mary E., a daughter married T.B. Kilgore and now resides in
Bloomington. Zerelda J., the second daughter, married A.J. Moon and is now
living in Lawndale township. Deceased had lived with the latter for several years
preceding his death. Mrs. Batterton died in 1883. Mr. Batterton looked after the
affairs of his home farm until a few years before his death. He was always
energetic and active. He lived quietly and devoted his time to the care of his
family and to improving and beautifying his farm which was always in perfect
order. He was sometimes called to service the public, and acted as assessor
and collector of his township. His name in the community was without blemish
and his neighbors esteemed him most kindly. For more than fifty years he was a
faithful member of the M.E. church and a devoted follower of the Lord. He built
the first church in the neighborhood, he and his neighbors hauling the lumber
from Chicago. Funeral services were conducted at the residence of A.J. Moon
on Tuesday morning, Feb. 9 by Rev. J.E. Conner, of Lexington, assisted by Rev.
J. Wilkinson of Colfax. The burial was in Colfax cemetery.

MARCH 16, 1900

- S.E. Cline's baby is sick with stomach trouble.

- Born, on Friday, to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Juers, a boy.

- W.D. Hanks was in Chicago from Friday to Wednesday.

- A miner of the name of Quain is sick at the Meehan hotel.

- Henry Wheeler's baby is seriously sick with pneumonia.

- Miss Hattie Waldo visited in Bloomington Wednesday.

- Alex Doty has been under the weather for several days.

- C.D. Henline, of New York, is visiting his cousin, Dr. Horine and will return
tomorrow. He is a lawyer.

- J.S. True has bought the entire grocery stock formerly owned by the People's

- Mr. and Mrs. Saxton, of St. Louis, are visiting her brother J.B. Duchesne and

- Mrs. James Gillan, Sr., who has been sick for some time, is still quite poorly.

- L.B. White has an attack of fever, the nature of which has not yet developed.

- Miss Eleanor Ellington, her little sister and her foster-sister all have the mumps.

- John and James Wood went to Forrest yesterday to look at some horses.

- Dr. Douglass and John Ward were in Bloomington yesterday.

- Seymour Daniel's young child is sick with bronchitis.

- Miss Gertie Neely is down with stomach trouble.

- William Jones and son, of Chicago, are visiting his uncle, J.L. Bradford.

- George Wood has purchased the vacant lot east of his residence from G.S.
Scriven for $225.

- Ed Eckland has been painting new window signs for R. K. Castle, J.S. True and
C.K. Reiser.

- Miss Grace McCullough and Mrs. A.T. Convis, of Cropsey, visited Mrs. A.H.
Cooper yesterday.

- Mrs. Hopkins returned to Bloomington Wednesday after a visit with her mother,
Mrs. Nancy Wiley.

APRIL 20, 1900

- E.M. Stuckey, of Fairbury, visited Colfax friends Sunday.

- E.J. Gilmore went to Chicago Wednesday.

- Robert Henline is sick with malarial fever.

- John T. Henline's little boy Herman has a severe attack of pneumonia.

- Hugh Bunn's little girl and O.S. Hatch's oldest boy are sick with tonsillitis.

- Mrs. O.F. Neely, who has been sick for a long while, is not so well at present.

- Mrs. W. S. Green went to Bloomington yesterday afternoon to visit her father.

- H.C. Henline's second son is suffering from malarial fever following an attack of

- Isaac Conklin has returned from Peoria, where he has been taking treatment
for rheumatism.

- The Arrowsmith correspondent of the Pantagraph says that Mrs. Joseph Nye
will move to Colfax.

- Amos Bourquin's team ran away with him in the field and broke his arm in two
places and dislocated his shoulder.

- Henry Lawrence ran a rusty nail into his foot Wednesday, which made a severe
wound and gives him considerable trouble.

- Harvey Henline came home yesterday by way of Lexington, Miss Waldo being
unable to attend to her duties at the postoffice.

JUNE 1, 1900

- Prof. F.C. Prowdley, Misses Hussey, Bland and Barris have accepted their
positions in the school for another year and Miss Goddard, of Lexington, has
been engaged to teach one of the grades. Miss Leonard will probably accept a
place in the school of her home town in Michigan. The assistant principalship,
sixth and seventh grades are still vacant.

- M.F. Anderson has bought the People's Store meat market and taken
possession. Mr. Anderson was one of the first business-men in Colfax and
bought the first load of grain marketed in the town. He afterward chose the
independent life of a granger, but on account of family sickness he returned to
town a few months ago.

- Dr. S.E. Wheeler, the dentist, has moved to Ramsay, Ill., where there is an
excellent field for practice, the town being nearly as large as Colfax and no
dentist in it for several miles in either direction. Dr. Wheeler has been in Colfax
nearly four years and has shown himself master of his profession.

- The band boys in their fine-fitting new uniforms of green and gold rank second
only to the summer girl in attractiveness. Their mere entrance to the hall on
Decoration Day was a signal for applause, and whenever one of them went he
was the center of friendly attention and congratulation.

- While Misses China Henline and Diana Wiley were returning Saturday from
Fairbury, another rig ran into them and broke a wheel of the buggy. Neither of
them was hurt, but they had to send up a Macedonian cry to Colfax for help to
get home, which was gallantly answered.

- Clyde Brown was fixing the wire fence around a pig-pen when the thunderstorm
came up Tuesday evening. He received a severe shock, probably drawn by the
metal with which he was working.

- Mrs. J.W. Myers, of Springfield, stopped over Wednesday on the way home
from Chatsworth, where she had been visiting her son George.

- William Hamilton received a telegram yesterday informing him of the death of a
sister, Mrs. W.D., Castle, at Gridley.

JULY 1900

- Mrs. James Wilson, Sr. is just recovering from a severe sick spell.

- Mrs. Williams, of Colfax, is visiting her daughter Mrs. Eva Crumbaker.

- Ruby and Bessie Brigham returned to their home in Bloomington accompanied
by Master Leland Parr, after two weeks' visit here with relatives and friends.

- Harvey Crumbaker and Miss Lida Smith were absent from home
Sunday-school Sunday, as they both were on the program at Sunday-school
convention held in Lawndale Sunday.

- Mr. and Mrs. Cuering, south of town, are very much encouraged with the
prospect of their daughter Mary's recovery. She has been for some time in St.
Joseph hospital. They expect her home in a few days.

- Prof. Richardson was in town Tuesday, visiting his brother-in-law James
Wilson, Jr. He resigned as principal of the Lincoln, Ill. schools and has moved to
Champaign to take a course in some special work.

- Roy and Desse Barnes went to Vermillion county to visit their grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. George McCullough.

- Mrs. George W. Pratt, her mother Mrs. Tarbell, of Peoria and Horace Pratt
went to Pontiac Wednesday to the chautauqua.

- Cropsey's quota to China is two, Charles Brown and Bert Danforth. They are
supposed to be at Fort Sheridan and belong to the 5th regulars.

- Cornelius Miner came home Wednesday from Danforth, where he has been to
see a sick brother. The brother is a little better but not altogether out of danger

AUGUST 17, 1900

- Fred Moore is sick with typhoid malaria, but it is hoped the attack will not prove

- Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Chapman, of Paxton, came Sunday to visit friends. Mrs.
Chapman will remain two weeks.

- Sam Clark pleaded guilty to a charge of drunk and disorderly Wednesday and
submitted to a fine. He failed to pay it and is in the calaboose in consequence.

- Pearl Hawthorne was knocked senseless by a horse which he was hitching up
at his home on Monday night. He was unconscious all night.

- Frank Reaugh got his cheek severely burned and cut yesterday by the end of a
piece of hot iron he was cutting off with a chisel.

- Miss Gertrude Fisher, of Roanoke and Miss Artie Fisher, of Normal came
Saturday to visit with their aunt, Mrs. P.B. Brown.

- R.E. Meharry and family started  on Monday to Odell, Ind. to visit two weeks
with his mother and other friends.

- Misses Edna and Ollie Timmons, of Monticello, have come to visit two or three
weeks with their aunt Mrs. S.P. Waldo.

- Mrs. Ed Keefe and her daughter Mrs. Mayme Salmon started to Lincoln
Wednesday afternoon for a week's visit.

- Gilbert and James Wilkinson are home from their vacation, which was spent in
canvassing for household articles.

- Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Williams returned on Saturday from a month's visit at Gibson,
Cissna Park and Rankin.

AUGUST 24, 1900

- David Wallace returned on Saturday from several weeks visit with his sons in
southern Michigan. He drove through.

- W.L. Jennings went to Eureka on Friday and returned Monday. His father who
suffered a stroke of paralysis, is a little better.

- Born, on Wednesday to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wilson, a boy. on the same day to
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Steinlieht, a boy.

- Tom and John, the sons of Martin Williams are down with fever which it is
feared will develop into typhoid.

- John Willson, south of town, is very sick with typhoid malaria. His little girl, who
has been seriously sick, is better.

- Katharina and Marguerite Morrisey of Bloomington, are visiting Mrs. Keefe.

- Mrs. Seth Henline and Mrs. F.M. Anderson are down with malarial fever.

- Frank Laliron was painfully injured on Wednesday by a falling rock.

- Mrs. A.C. Wheeler went to Watseka on Monday to visit her son.

- D.A. Clark went to Chatsworth Tuesday to visit his mother.

- Two of James Harris's children are sick with bowel trouble.

- James Nickerson's little baby is sick with stomach trouble.

- John Winterland's oldest boy is sick with stomach trouble.

AUGUST 30, 1900

- Ezra Henline went to St. Louis Monday to purchase brick and other material for
a new house for H.C. Henline on his farm. This house is to be the finest in town
or vicinity.

- Among the miners who have gone to work at Pontiac are John and William
White, Bob and Ed Keefe, Thomas Mullier and son Luke, W.H. Foster and
family, Willis Dorsett and Tony Anderson. Most of them do not expect to remain

SEPTEMBER 14, 1900

- James Woodard, of southern Kansas, came Friday and is visiting his brother,

- Alonzo Batterton is sick with malarial fever. Mrs. John Jeffries west of town, has
the same disease.

SEPTEMBER 21, 1900

- L.R. Wiley is sick with typhoid malaria.

SEPTEMBER 28, 1900

- Frank Harms and Miss Gertrude Kennedy were married in Bloomington
Wednesday by Judge Myers. On the same day a license was secured for the
marriage of Harvey Collings and Miss Lois Knight. Here are four who no doubt 
were apathetic during the political incidents of that day in Colfax, but their
friends will excuse and congratulate them.

- Eli Wood, a former resident of this vicinity, died last Thursday at Jefferson,
Ohio where he had gone to attend a reunion of his old regiment. He had been
afflicted with a complication of ailments for several years and a sudden attack 
caused his death. The deceased was an uncle of D.A. and Allie Wood of Colfax,
and lived near Saybrook, to which place the body was brought for burial.

- G.M. Reagan has closed the trade for the Meeham hotel and will improve and
occupy it. Mr. Reagan is the most successful hotel man that ever struck Colfax,
and he and the public alike are fortunate in the fact that he has become the
owner of the best hotel property in town.

- Carl and Eddie Grending were surprised on Monday evening by their
fellow-bandmen and their lady friends. They spent an enjoyable evening with
refreshments, games and amusements.

- Rev. G.D. Murray, the newly appointed Methodist minister, comes from
Washington, to which point Rev. Wilkinson has been sent. Rev. Murray's family
consists of a wife and four children.

- Prof. Edmund J. James, a brother of C.W. James, is among those mentioned
as the successor of Henry Wade Rogers as president of the Northwestern
university at Evanston.

- Miss Josephine Byers is sick with typhoid fever.

- J.W. Arnold has returned from two weeks' visit in Ohio.

- Mrs. Wm. Benn, of Peoria, is visiting at Mrs. Ed Keefe's.

- Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Plackett, of El Paso, are visiting at John Hyatt's.

- D.M. Mitchell has been sick with congestion of the stomach and bowels.

- Mrs. S.B. Howard, of Onarga, came Saturday and will visit three or four weeks
with her son J.L. Shawl.

- Miss Elna Curtiss, from Mississippi has come to Colfax again to attend school.

- Miss Marian Watkins, of Gilman and Miss Alice Beckwith, of Bloomington are
visiting at W.W. Harris's.

- Will Wood, Ashley Wood, of Ohio, Mrs. Eli Wood, of Saybrook, and son John,
visited at Dan and Allie Wood's on Tuesday.

- David Wood and wife, of Nebraska, came Saturday and are visiting his uncle,
S.P. Waldo.

- William Fairfield came Saturday from Webster City, Iowa and is visiting
relatives and old friends.

- John T. Henline and family have decided to move to southern California, and
will start in a few days. Mrs. Henline's failing health is the cause. They are
among the oldest residents and have many friends who regret to see them go.

- Frank Henline, of Kearney, Neb., came yesterday for three weeks visit with
relatives and friends. 

- Allie Wood has bought the Alma Taylor house on North Grove street.

- L.R. Wiley is improving and will soon be able to be out.

OCTOBER 5, 1900

                                  HENLINE REUNION

- Last Saturday, Sept. 29, was the happy event of the Henline reunion, at the
home of J.J. Henline. Despite the heavy downfall of rain the night previous, the
attendance was large, each anxious to grasp his fellow's hand, all feeling at
home, for the same true Henline blood went coursing through their veins. About
half past twelve a tempting feast was served, each feeling when the last course
was served, that he was well repaid for going. All report a splendid time and it is
hoped that all may live to see many such reunions. Among those present were
Mrs. J.T. Dameron and son Harold, of Kappa; Noah Henline, wife and mother, of
Clarksville; Milton Henline and family, of Towanda; Mrs. Allie Wood and
daughter Ilene, of Colfax; Seth Henline and family; Mrs. Malinda Hudson, Mrs.
David Wagoner, Mr. and Mrs. M. Reynolds; Mrs. Lou Whitelock, of Kearney,
Neb., and Frank Henline, of Kansas.

OCTOBER 19, 1900

- D.A. Wood was in Springfield from Friday to Tuesday taking examination as a
steam engineer which was made necessary by the passage of a law changing
the qualifications. He made grades much higher than were required and
received a certificate.

NOVEMBER 2, 1900

- Jessie Bedell is sick with gastritis.

- R.H. Dawson is slowly improving.

- Born to Mr. and Mrs. Sam Lyons, Oct. 18, a boy.

- Born to Mr. and Mrs. James Leonard, a girl.

- Miss Elna Curtis is again bedfast with malarial fever.

- W.B. Knight has put a telephone into his residence. His number is 5 on 3.

- Mrs. Sue Ogden, of Perry, Ia. is visiting her cousin, Mrs. J.M. Benson.

- Miss Mary Beckwith, of Bloomington, is in town visiting relatives and friends.

- Mrs. Seth Henline, Mrs. A. Wiley and Mrs. C. Woodard, of Fairbury, went to
Bloomington Friday to visit relatives. Mrs. Wiley and Mrs. Woodard came back 
the same evening. Mrs. Henline remained until Tuesday with her sister, Mrs.
H.W. Vincent. Mrs. Woodard is fifty years old, and this was her first ride behind
a locomotive.

- Miss Nellie Keefe went to Bloomington yesterday to meet Miss Caples, from
Petersburg, who will come home with her for a visit.

- Mr. McMullen, from Bloomington has moved into Dr. Langstaff's house on East
Cooper street. He will work for Cash McCreary.

- Mrs. Sharples, of Clinton, came Tuesday night to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
John Nickerson.

- Marion Crawford's son, sixteen years old is down with typhoid fever. The
daughter is better.

NOVEMBER 9, 1900

- Jasper Dameron and family, of Kappa, came Saturday to visit a few days with

NOVEMBER 30, 1900

- Mrs. Harvey Davis started on Tuesday with her household goods for Colorado,
where she will join her husband.

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