January 1906 through December 1906
FEBRUARY 11, 1906 Pontiac, Ill. (Special) Elmer Lambert, whose neck was dislocated Friday noon by a fall from a buggy is still alive; the surgeons in charge state that all indications point to his recovery, although death is usually the inevitable result of such incidents. At the time, Lambert was taken to the hospital, his respiration was six per minute and his vitality was very low. His respiration is now normal and he has excellent chances for a miraculous escape from death. - Pantagraph Mr. Lambert was formerly a resident of Colfax and has many friends here who will rejoice to hear of his miraculous escape from death. FEBRUARY 16, 1906 - Mr. and Mrs. Claude Gilmore at Leroy are the parents of a son, born Saturday, Feb. 10. Mr. Gilmore is a brother of C.M. and Emerson Gilmore of Colfax. - Mrs. Reddick returned to her home at Wayne City, after a two weeks' visit at the homes of her sister, Mrs. J.W. Puett and mrs. Z.T. Burns, and brother, W.A. Ray. - Mr. and Mrs. James Gaddis and daughter and Miss Grace Gaddis went to Chicago yesterday morning for a visit. While there Mrs. Gaddis will have her eyes treated by a specialist. - Mr. and Mrs. Wm. McClellan are entertaining Mrs. Woodard and Mr. and Mrs. Diennes of Fairbury this week. Mrs. Woodard is Mrs. McClellan's mother, and Mrs. Diennes is her sister. - Mrs. John Lyons and Mrs. Wm. Lyons went to Streator last Friday to visit the former's sister, Mrs. Geo. Crump, who was very sick. Mrs. Crump died on Monday and was brought here for burial. - The Colfax Telephone Company was incorporated at Springfield on Tuesday, the corporation papers naming Wm. Gaddis, J.P. Arnold and F.J. Harris as stockholders. No change in the management is contemplated. The company is capitalized at $15,000. - Word has been received here of the death of Miss Adele Bottischer, which occurred at the home of her sister in Geneva, Ill., on Wednesday, Feb. 7. The body was taken to St. Louis, Mo., for burial. Miss Bottischer taught school in the Colfax Public School last year, and during her residence here made many friends who will be sorry to hear of her death. - Wm. Weeks is building a large barn on his farm in Lawndale township. The dimensions of the barn are 30 X 42, and it will be up-to-date in every particular. - Mrs. C.W. Minshall visited in Bloomington last week. Her mother Mrs. J.M. Dickerson, of Bloomington, returned with her for a visit. - Mr. and Mrs. Lester Martin have been entertaining Mrs. Martin's cousin, Miss Mae Watkins, of Gilman, during the past week. - Miss Kate Taylor went to Salem, Ill., last Saturday, for a week's visit at the home of her grandmother. - Miss Minnie Vetter and Leala Kyle are confined to their homes with tonsillitis. - Misses Smith and Holforty visited Sunday with relatives in Bloomington. - Mrs. Alfred Taylor is ill with neuralgia. MARCH 2, 1906 - Henderson Bradford has bought from Allie Wood seven shares in the Colfax Coal Company, consideration $175. APRIL 6, 1906 John Calvin Henline At his home in Colfax at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, occurred the death of John Calvin Henline, aged 72 years and five months. Mr. Henline had been a sufferer for about eight months with Bright's disease and it eventually caused his death. Mr. and Mrs. Henline are among the oldest residents of Colfax and are very highly esteemed by all who know them. John Calvin Henline was a son of Wm. Henline and was one of about eight children, all of whom have passed to the spirit land, John Calvin being the last one to go. Mr. Henline was the father of three sons, Harmon, at Edison, Neb., Hiram at Chenoa, Ill, and Harvey, at Graymont, Ill. the last two named were present at his death and funeral. Harmon was unable to come on account of sickness in his family. The funeral was held at the home at three o'clock; Rev. U.Z. Gilmer having charge of the service, and the remains were laid to rest in the Colfax cemetery. Mr. Henline leaves to mourn his loss, a wife and three sons, besides other relatives and a host of friends. Death of Mrs. A.J. Danner Mrs. A.J. Danner, whose illness was mentioned in the Press a few weeks ago, passed away on the 21st of March, 1906, at the home of her son at Roanoke, Va. The funeral was held on March 22, and the remains were laid to rest in the old family burying ground at Roanoke. Mr. and Mrs. Danner went to Virginia last December to spend the winter with a son. They have many warm friends in and around Colfax, who will be pained to learn of Mrs. Danner's death, and extend their sympathy to the bereaved family in their loss of a wife and mother. Mr. Danner returned to Colfax Thursday of last week. MAY 11, 1906 Central Examination Held april 20 From The McLean County Public Schools A somewhat larger number than usual wrote this year, and the percent of pupils who made the required average of 75 is quite a bit larger than any other year. This is evidence of careful work on the part of both pupils and teachers. We hope to see all who passed attend the Final in Bloomington May 12. We will be pleased to have teachers and friends spend the day with us. remember the Rural Contest and Commencement May 26, when diplomas will be issued to those who succeeded at the Final, May 13. Following is a list of those who passed Central. Following the District number the first name is the teacher and her pupils names follow: Martin District 171 -- Almira Cheney, Edmund Small, Sara Small. 176 -- Leo Chapman, Elmo Wiley, Fannie Summers. 177 -- Edith V. Smith, Frances Bradford, Orville Bradford, Will Brown, Bernard Dorset, Roy Heagler, Gladys Horney, Owen Howley, Edward McClellan, Mary Pendergast, Hazel Ray, Fanny Robertson, Hattie Ward, Howard Walden. Blue Mound District 159 -- Golda Gregory, Alma Sutter, Martha Leary, Katie Lausterer, George Smith. 160 -- Sadie Merna, Martha Zable, Teresa Sutter, Cecilia Sutter, Edwin Sutter. 161 -- Elizabeth Rose, Hattie Speers, Bessie Richards. 164 -- Kathryn Doyle, Bernard Kerber. 165 -- Arthur Walton, Hester Brumme. Anchor District 179 -- Jessie Brown, Florence Jones 182 -- Grace Garner, Jesse Brunton. 187 -- J. H. Diddle, Burteh Rutledge, Elmer Nafziger, Emma Beck, Bryee Knight, Marie Riecks, Anna Riecks. Lawndale District 219 -- Anna Finley, Harrison Henline, Elmer Watson. 220 -- Mae Jones, Clara Moore. 223 -- Agnes Compton, Stella Spiegle, Mattie Harms, Cora Tull. 224 -- Lara Hankey, Bert Wheeler. Cropsey District 188 -- Sarah E. Irwin, Mabel P. Martenson, Ina M. Schalack, Hattie Miller. 229 -- Myrtle B. Watson, Elsie Nafziger, Ella Garber. 302 -- Nelle I. Brownson, Harry Meeker, Eddie Huston, Julia Huston, Ethel Ward, Harry Newman. Arrowsmith District 108 -- Edna Mahaffey, Leota Snoddy. 109 -- Walter W. Chapman, Mae Collins, Chesleigh Foulk. 111 -- O.D. Rider, Inis Branson, Clarence Storer Everett Maurice, Bernadine Jones, Genevive Maurice, ???Crutchfield, Minnie Leasman, Cleo Haughham, Roy Cone. 112 -- Mattie Coss, Emma Abbey. 113 -- Flora Bane, Edith Bowman, Florence Lauritson. MAY 25, 1906 - O.A. Barto went to Herscher, IL last Friday to attend the funeral of his step-brother, William Wood, who died on Thursday. JUNE 21, 1906 CROPSEY TWP. ASSESSMENT LIST The following is a list of Personal Property in the Town of Cropsey, in the County of McLean and the State of Illinois, as assessed for the year 1906, as the same appears from the records of assessment now on file in my office at the Court house in the City of Bloomington, in said County. JAMES SMITH, Supervisor of Assessments. Name Ass'd Value Name Ass'd Value Name Ass'd Value Alford, S R $ 31 Harris, James 296 Putnam, AW 208 Abbey, RM 54 Hagar, NJ 344 Putnam, Henry 76 Alpers, Martin 295 Heins, Henry 90 Popejoy, M ? Brucker, Henry 984 Huston, ?? 267 Popjoy, Elmira 310 Blund?, ?? ? ??? 105 Putnam, George 160 B?ttum, JH 278 Humphry, HF 43 Stafford, F 200 Buckwal??, Dan 870 Hyde, JW 28 Stockburger, FC 63 Buckles, NA 112 Humphry, NF 1119 Steffen, Ulrich 600 Barnes, HL 9630 Hayward Bros. 660 Steffen, Andrew 510 Brucker, A 814 Hayward Bros 100 Slater, RT 93 Blundy, ? 66 Ingram, Frank 238 Siefert, John 465 Baleke, WA 448 Jones, Frank 418 Smith, JH 167 Buckwalter, Lina E Judd, WA 421 Stienlicht, Ed 331 (Estate) 480 Kent, DH 270 Sweet, CH 122 Cross, JB 169 Lange, PR 307 Siefert, August 652 Cresswell, WW 64 Lorig, John M 453 Thielman, August 872 Cline, HM 272 Labertew, CE 478 Taylor, Wm T 1186 Cropsey Horse Co. 160 Martenson, John 398 Travis, CW 129 Culver, O 34 Morris, WO 49 Thomas, S Edgar 928 Cook, Isaac 212 Meeker, HE 277 Thomas, SE 623 Cook, Melvin 23 Meeker, GM 121 Vance, JA 155 Coleman, D 117 Meeker, RO 254 Ward, JL 870 Coleman, Fannie 100 Meeker Bros. 806 Williams, Ida 440 Crumbaker, OM 1329 Meeker, AA 267 Williams, SR 268 Cumpston, Chas 963 Meeker, EB 262 Wells, LA 257 Cook, Mary E 2065 Meeker, Fred 122 Wells, Arthur 101 Cook, Mary E 315 Martin, Louis 60 Wiehman, Wm 164 Convis, AO 154 Morris, CH 277 Williams, AB 84 Cropsey Ele Co. 1700 McCullough, HL 538 Weeks, John 160 Cropsey Tele. Co. 500 Martenson, Thomas 489 Wells, Ida E 191 Crum, EW 1281 Mellen CS 117 Ward, AR 376 Decker, PJ 564 Nafziger, SE 306 Ward, WE 1671 Dehority, AF 84 Newman, Amos 513 American Bell Tele Downs, John 30 Patterson, CM 138 Phone Co 1 Elliot, Walter 308 Ortman, JL 537 Central Union Tele Garber, Anna 528 Patterson, CM 138 Phone Co 31 Gingerich, Edgar 364 Popejoy, Henry 43 McLean County Tel Humphry 1474 Pratt, HA 195 ephone Co 27 Harms, Ben 196 Pratt, IC 300 Western Union Tel Popejoy, John 285 egraph Co. 73 Pratt, CH 137 Lots and Blocks in the Town of Cropsey Name Description Ass'd Val Henry Popejoy, 100 ft. N & S x 200 Ft SE Cor, in Block 4 $500 H. L. Barnes, N 50 ft. of SE corner 100 ANCHOR TWP. ASSESSMENT LIST The following is a list of Personal Property in the Town of Anchor, in the County of McLean and the State of Illinois, as assessed for the year 1906, as the same appears from the records of assessment now on file in my office at the Court house in the City of Bloomington, in said County. JAMES SMITH, Supervisor of Assessments. Name Ass'd Value Name Ass'd Value Name Ass'd Value Arnold, WA $ 65 Hoffman, Fred 631 Smith, JW 80 Andrene, Henry 72 Heagler, Harry 337 Smith, John A 35 Anchor Farmer's Hagar, Ed 97 Smith, SM 1143 Elevator Co. 2275 Hinshaw, Nancy 307 Smith, Chas A 1000 Brandt, Henry 359 Haselton, NH 776 Schmidt, Christ 299 Bradford, ? 201 Henderson, Cora A 498 Smith, Jas A 267 Blair, Joseph 135 Henson, Herman 93 Smith, JS 133 Beecher, Ed 109 Henrichson, Herman 207 Smith, PL 60 Beecher, Wm R 335 Harnett, LA & EN 379 Schroder, Peter 180 Beecher, Wm 276 Hoffman, Chas. 363 Sierk, George 177 Beecher, Louis 257 Hite, Thos. 163 Schleeter, A C 479 Beecher, Henry 434 Hoffman, Herman 250 Schleeter, Louis 481 Beecher, Wm. 56 Hanson, Chas 137 Schleeter, Wm C 279 Brown, Milner 380 Hanson, Otto 159 Schleeter, John 635 Brown, Wm M 148 Hinshaw, Ira O 223 Schleeter, Ed 212 Brown, Walter C 217 Henson, George 155 Sleeter, Otto 189 Brown, Russell 110 Henson, W 116 Sholty, L W 118 JULY 5, 1906 - Miss Lena Pierce is entertaining a party of friends, including the Misses Jessie Passwaters, Bessie Brooks, Blanch Ferguson, Amy Frost, Neva Storey, Zelma and Coralie Monroe, with Mrs. Coons as chaperon, in a camping party on one of her father's farms south of town. They will enjoy their outing for a week. They also entertained a party of young men from Bloomington on the Fourth. Arrowsmith - C.B. Johnson & Company have installed in their office a handsome new safe weighing 4,600 pounds. - Mrs. C.B. Johnson returned home Thursday from Alexandria, Ind. Her daughter, Mrs. Dr. Miner, and daughter, came with her to spend a few weeks. Lawndale - Walter Ftizgerald and wife spent Sunday at Robt. Saunders. - Miss Gladys Lambert visited the past week with her aunt, Addie Henline. - Misses Flossie and Hazel Spangler are here visiting old friends and schoolmates. - Marion Hutson employed by Seth Henline, plowed 10 acres of corn in seven hours. Who can beat it? Mr. and Mrs. Adam Withers entertained Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Dameron, Mr. and Mrs. A. Wood and Seth Henline and family Sunday a week ago. Refreshments consisting of ice cream and cake were served. AUGUST 30, 1906 - Mr. and Mrs. S. McClellan went to Cropsey Tuesday evening to see the latter's brother, A.T. Convis who is very poorly and not expected to live. - Logan McClellan and wife were guests of her brother, John Cross at Anchor. OCTOBER 4, 1906 ANCHOR - Dr. H.L. Harris of Bellflower has purchased the drug stock from N.H. Watson. The doctor will move his family here as soon as he can get a house. OCTOBER 11, 1906 - Dr. H.L. Harris, formerly of Gibson City and Bellflower, has located for the practice of medicine at Anchor, and in connection with his practice will conduct the Anchor drug store, having purchased the same. Dr. Harris is a veteran in the medical proffesion and has always enjoyed a large practice wherever he has been. NOVEMBER 29, 1906 Anchor - Mrs. Rhodes of Bellflower is spending a few days this week with her father, Dr. H.L. Harris. DECEMBER 20, 1906 - J.N. Ward has purchased the W.V. True residence property in the northeast part of town for $1800 and will move into the same shortly. - Chas. M. Forsythe is confined to his home with a severe attack of stomach trouble. Mr. Forsythe and wife moved recently from the True property to the M.F. Anderson place on the east side. - A letter received from Mrs. Geo. Blunt of Los Angeles, Cal., states that her sister, Mrs. Henry Austin, who has been very seriously ill, is able to be up again. this will be good news to Mrs. Austin's relatives and many friends at Colfax. - Mr. and Mrs. E.D. Parmele went to Normal last Saturday night to attend the funeral on Monday of his sister-in-law, Mrs. M.A. Parmele, who died at her home in that city on Friday afternoon. The interment was at Lilly, Ill., where the deceased was born. Mr. and Mrs. E.A. Parmele also went down Saturday to attend the funeral, Mrs. Parmele and the children going on to Minier, their former home, to visit a few days, expecting to return today. - Tonight at the pleasant country home of Mr. and Mrs. F.P. Woodard and oyster supper will be held in honor of William and John Scholl, sons of John Scholl, Sr. At the time of the last illness of Mrs. John Scholl, the family got behind with their work, and Mr. and Mrs. Woodard gave them a kind neighbor's assistance, and in return the Scholl boys assisted Mr. Woodard with his corn husking a few days, for which they would accept no pay. Mr. and Mrs. Woodard give this supper to the boys to show their appreciation of their services. No doubt a fine time will be had. - Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Hagar spent Thursday and Friday of this week in Bloomington with the latter's sister, Mrs. Earl Cheney. - Mrs. Richard Williams went to St. Louis on Tuesday to visit her son Earl, who is attending college there. - Mrs. Frank Sawyer and Miss Carmen Wright returned Tuesday from their Fairbury visit. - Mrs. Willis Dorsett returned on Monday from a visit with relatives at LaSalle, Ill. - Miss Fannie Fielding was the guest over Sunday of friend in Bloomington. - B.F. Woodard visited over Sunday with a brother and a sister at Chatsworth. DECEMBER 27, 1906 - Mr. Davis Gillan and children of Burlington, KS, who have been her visiting her mother, Mrs. Sara Henline and other relatives for several weeks, returned home last Friday. - Miss Bertha Scholl went to Bloomington Monday to visit her sister, Mrs. John Lyons. Verdict For J.D. Henline After about eight days of examining witnesses, lawyers parleying, and the final arguments, the case of petitioning for a conservator for John D. Henline of Colfax was handed to the jury at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. the evidence was all in at 11 a.m. Tuesday and the County Judge allowed each side two and one half hours to present its case to the "gentlemen of the jury". The arguments for the defense were made by Messrs, Loar and Sterling and for the petitioners by Messrs. Gillespie, Bach and Lindley. After the charge to jury the case was at an end, at least for the present. The jury debated and voted until nearly midnight before an agreement was reached, which was that John D. Henline, in their minds, did not need a conservator, but in spite of his alleged drinking, they considered him capable of managing his own affairs. This has been the most important case tried in the County Court for many years, and one in which money was no object to either side. The petitioners, William Henline and Mrs. China Grending, put sixty seven witnesses on the stand to testify in their behalf, while the defense put on eighty-seven witnesses. The witness fees alone amount to $725.75 while the sheriff costs, etc., amount to that much more, and then there are the lawyers to pay, and all told the expense of the whole trial will amount to enough to buy a small farm.
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