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Obituaries and Death Notices


The Cairo Evening Citizen

1Jan 1907 - 31Dec 1907

Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois

Transcribed and annotated by Darrel Dexter

Tuesday, 1 Jan 1907:
Passed Away Last Night at Home on Seventeenth Street—Funeral Thursday Afternoon

             Mrs. Christina Etz, an old resident of this city, died at her home No. 329 Seventeenth Street, last evening at 6:40 o'clock after an illness of three days.  The deceased was 70 years of age and was born in Saxony, Germany, coming to this country with her brother, when fifteen years old.

             She is survived by a son and three daughters, Henry Etz, Mrs. Emma Richardson, Mrs. Harry Elias, and Mrs. Edith Rushing.  She also leaves nine grandchildren.

             Mrs. Etz was married at Paducah, Ky., went to Memphis, coming to Cairo a few years later, where she has resided ever since.

             She was a devoted church member and belonged to the Ladies Negh Verin of the Immanuel Lutheran Church.

             The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon with interment at Villa Ridge.

             (Thomas L. Richinson married Emma C. Etz on 18 Jun 1890, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

Was Forty-three Years Ago Last Night, According to Daniel McCarthy

             In his residence of 53 years in Cairo, Justice Daniel McCarthy says he never saw so cold a night as New Year’s Eve in 1863, forty-three years ago.  It was so cold that a number of soldiers were frozen to death at Fort Holt, across the river in Kentucky, and at Bird's Point.

Among Prominent Men during the Year 1906

             Death claimed a number of prominent men in Cairo and Alexander County during the past year.  The following were taken away during the year:
January 14—August Bode
April 1—M. J. Sheehan
June 15—H. C. Derrington
June 15—Martin Brown, of Thebes
June 27—William E. Gholson
August 7—Joseph Steagala
September 17—P. J. Thistlewood
September 25—George Steinhouse
September 26—Louis Herbert
September 30—Isaac Farnbaker
November 28—Edmund S. Dewey

Death of Former Cairoite—Word was received here yesterday of the death of Mrs. U. S. Pawkett, a former resident of Cairo, who died last Thursday at her home in Texas.  The deceased was formerly Miss Ella Clodfelter and was a member of the graduating class of the Cairo High School of the class of 1881.

Wednesday, 2 Jan 1907:

             Died—Mrs. Christine Etz, Monday, Dec. 31, 1906.  Funeral will be held tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon at 2 o'clock at the residence on Seventeenth Street. Train will leave foot of Fourteenth Street at 2:45 p.m. for Villa Ridge cemetery.  Friends of family invited to attend.

The St. Louis Globe-Democrat says:  News was received yesterday from Clarksville, Tenn., that "Billy" Russell, for many years a steward in the Anchor line, died in that city yesterday morning.  He was well known to the steamboatmen here, but had been engaged in the grocery business at Clarksville for the past seven years.  "Billy" Ablitz, contracting agent for the Lee line and a relative of Mr. Russell, left Monday for Clarksville.

Mr. and Mrs. Otto Archibald left last evening for Albion, Ill., where they were called on account of the death of the former's father.

Rev. James Gillen left today for Arkansas to attend the funeral of Sister Antonia's father and will return Friday.

Thursday, 3 Jan 1907:


Found Dead in Bed This Morning at Memphis, Tenn. 

Mrs. Overton Goose, of Memphis, Tenn., who has been visiting her mother, Mrs. Strophlet, of Thirty-fourth Street, received the shocking news this morning of the death of her husband, which occurred at Memphis.

Mr. Goose appeared in good health yesterday, but was found dead in his bed this morning.  Heart failure was the cause of death.

Mrs. Goose, accompanied by her mother, left for Memphis this afternoon.


Funeral of Michael Clancy—The funeral of the late Michael Clancy was held yesterday afternoon. The remains were taken to Villa Ridge cemetery for interment.  The funeral was largely attended.



             The funeral of Mrs. Christina Etz, which was to have been held this afternoon, was postponed until tomorrow on account of inclement weather.  The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the residence on Seventeenth Street.  Interment will take place at Villa Ridge cemetery.


Friday, 4 Jan 1907:

Insane Negro Dies—Henry Mathis, the negro who was adjudged insane several days ago and taken to the hospital for the insane at Anna, Ill., from this city, died yesterday.  His remains were brought to Cairo today and will be prepared for burial by Mrs. Feith, the undertaker.  The deceased carried a life insurance policy for $500 in the Metropolitan Company.


Death of a Brother.—Mrs. C. L. Barr, of No. 2614 Walnut Street, received the sad news yesterday of the death of her brother, John Clayton McConnell, who died suddenly Wednesday at Tulsa, I. T.  The deceased was 26 years old and is survived by a wife and two children.  Mr. and Mrs. Barr and sons Dick and Meade left last night for St. Louis, where they will join the funeral party en route to Ohio and will accompany the remains there for interment.


Mr. Uriah Buster has gone to the hospital connected with the soldiers’ home at Chattanooga.  He has been an invalid for many years (Villa Ridge)


Died, Wednesday, Dec. 26, at his home three and one half miles north of Dongola, Mr. John C. Corzine, age 80 years.  Interment at Chapel Cemetery.

             (John C. Corzine married Louisa Priscilla Sams on 6 Feb 1849, in Union Co., Ill.  He married Bethena Sams on 22 Dec 1852, in Union Co., Ill.  He married Mrs. Nancy Lence on 4 Feb 1873, in Union Co., Ill.  His marker in Christian Chapel Cemetery near Dongola reads:  John C. Corzine Born Nov. 17, 1827.—Darrel Dexter)



Constables King and Watkins Arrest Man Wanted at Hickman

             Will Neal, a negro wanted for murder at Hickman, was arrested last night in Future City by Constables Dee King and W. H. Watkins.  Neal is charged with shooting Charley Blacksmith and Mary Johnson last Monday night.

             The sheriff of that county has been notified and will come after the prisoner.

             Neal is 6 feet 6 inches in height and very thin.  In fact, he was so tall, that he was compelled to lean over to escape bumping his head against the top of his cell.  When he lies down, the cell is so small that he has to curl up like a snake or stick his bony legs out of the holes between the bars of the cell.  He is about the thinnest man ever seen in Cairo for his height.


Monday, 7 Jan 1907:

Died at East Cairo—Chalmers Kiser, son of J. M. Kiser, died at the home of his father at East Cairo Sunday morning of pneumonia.  He came home from Texas about ten days ago to spend the holiday.  The friends of his father in Cairo, who is well known here, will regret to learn of his son’s sudden death.  He was about 25 years of age.  He was buried at Wickliffe today.


Marshall Shoots Negro

             City Marshal A. B. Sexton, of Ullin, shot and instantly killed a negro in that village last Sunday.  Sexton had arrested the negro for fighting and was taking him to jail when the latter attempted to take the marshal’s club away from him.  Fearing that the negro would do him harm or escape, the marshal pulled his revolver and shot him.  The county coroner was called and held an inquest exonerating the marshal.


Mrs. F. W. Stophlet returned from Louisville yesterday where she attended the funeral of her son-in-law, Overton Goose, who died at Memphis of heart failure.


Mr. and Mrs. James Gentry are the proud parents of a son, who arrived Saturday.  Mrs. Gentry was formerly Miss Hannah Hacker.


C. L. Barr has returned from St. Louis, where he accompanied Mrs. Barr and sons who were en route to Marietta, Ohio, to attend the funeral of Mrs. Barr’s brother.


Insurance Claim Settled—The Supreme Council of the Catholic Knights and Ladies of America have forwarded to the officers of the local branch, the voucher for $1,000 due on the life of Mrs. Helen Kelly.  The prompt payment of this claim dispels any doubt as to the stability of this fraternal society.


Tuesday, 8 Jan 1907:

Death of an Aged Judge

             Nashville, Ill., Jan. 8—Leonard Merker, for ten years associate county judge in Washington County in the ‘70s, for seventy-five years a resident of Illinois, is dead at the age of 87 years.  He was the oldest citizen of Nashville


Wednesday, 9 Jan 1907:

Infant Child Dies—The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. James Gentry, died yesterday morning at 10 o’clock, aged four days.  The remains were taken to Wickliffe, Ky., yesterday for interment in the family burial plot.

             (James Holland Gentry married Mrs. Hannah “Anna” Hacker Crosslan in September 1903 in Cairo, Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)


Taken Back to Hickman—Deputy Sheriff Johnson, of Hickman Ky., came after Thomas Neal, the negro who is wanted there for murder.  He refused to go without requisition papers.


Thursday, 10 Jan 1907:


J. W. Dusson, Agent for Illinois Central During War, Dies in Rochester, N.Y.

             Rochester, N.Y., Jan. 10.—J. W. Dusson, a prominent resident of this city, and formerly agent for the Illinois Central at Cairo, Ill., died at his home here today in his 76th year.

             Mr. Dusson went to Cairo just before the outbreak of the Civil War and was agent for the Central when it was an important factor in handling supplies for federal troops.



Patrick Magner Died Last Night at Home on Fourth Street

             Patrick Magner, one of Cairo’s oldest residents, passed away at his home on Fourth Street last evening about 5:30 o’clock.  The deceased was about 85 years old.  He had suffered from gastritis and suffered a stroke of paralysis last June from which he never recovered.

             The deceased was born in Cork County, Ireland, and came to his country when a young man and settled at Pittsfield, Mass.  He came to Cairo a few years later and has resided here ever since.  He has been a resident of this city for nearly fifty years.  For many years he was employed by the Illinois Central Railroad Company and also by Charles Galigher.

             He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. William Curran, Mrs. Jerry McCarthy, and Mrs. Thomas Ryan.  His wife died in 1878.

             The deceased was an uncle of Alderman William Magner and Arthur Magner, and a grandfather of the late John P. Mockler.

             The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at St. Patrick’s Church and the remains will be taken to Villa Ridge cemetery for interment.

             (William Curran married Hannah Magner on 19 Sep 1893, in Alexander Co., Ill.  Thomas Ryan married Nellie Magner on 29 Apr 1890, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

Died, Saturday evening, January 5, this home three miles west of here (Dongola), Mr. O. F. Stoner, age about 51 years.  Interment in the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery Monday, January 7th.

             (Obadiah F. Stoner, son of Henry Stoner, married Diannah Knupp on 17 Jun 1875, in Union Co., Ill.  His marker in Mt Pisgah Cemetery near Wetaug reads:  Obadiah F. Stoner Born July 13, 1855 ied Jan. 5, 1907.  Dianah Stoner His Wife Born Aug. 25, 1888 Died March 11, 1928.—Darrel Dexter)


Mr. Uriah Burter, who went to Johnson City for his health, had to come home as quick as steam could bring him.  He heard that Johnston City had a climate so lovely that medicines were not needed to restore health or renew youth.  But he found the climate so much worse than Villa Ridge that they could not be counted in the same class.  He is still quite ill.


The infant baby of Mr. and Mrs. J. Robinson, of Thirty-sixth Street and Highland Avenue, died yesterday morning.


Friday, 11 Jan 1907:


Roy P. Gholson Leaves for Mexico Today to Be at His Bedside.

             Roy P. Gholson received a message today that his brother, Earl Gholson, was at the point of death at Oaxaca, Mexico and he left this afternoon to go to his bedside.  He wired to have his brother taken to Mexico City and he will meet him there.  He went to Mexico some time ago in the hope that the change of climate would benefit him, but it seems not to have done so.


Funeral of Patrick Magner—The funeral of Patrick Magner was held this morning at St. Patrick’s Church and the remains taken to Villa Ridge cemetery for interment.  Despite the bad weather the funeral was well attended.  The pallbearers were as follows:  Active—D. Barry, James Barrow, Patrick Mahoney, T. J. Keefe, T. Darmody, Patrick Doud, J. Hogan and James Cowell.  Honorary—Louis Hasenjaeger, James Quinn, William McHale, P. Cahill, P. Egan, James Carroll, Thomas Meehan, Daniel Callahan, William Casey, Michael Driscoll, T. A. Fuller, Timothy Gorman, Patrick Malondy, D. F. McCarthy, B. McManus.


C. L. Barr has gone to Cincinnati to meet his wife and little sons, who are returning from Marietta, Ohio, where they attended the funeral of Mrs. Barr’s brother.


Tuesday, 15 Jan 1907:


Negroes Who Killed Homer Harris Pleaded Guilty Today

Ullin Murderers Plead Guilty

             The two negroes who were charged with the murder of Homer Harris, at the merry-go-round at Ullin, pleaded guilty and were sentenced.  Traverse received a sentence of twenty years in the penitentiary for murder and McDonald was sentenced to the state reformatory for manslaughter.



Mrs. Mary A. Miller Passed Away Last Evening after Brief Illness

             Mrs. Mary A. Miller died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Whitaker, No. 740 Thirty-fourth Street, at 5:12 o’clock last evening after an illness of about a week.  She would have been 84 years of age and had she lived until today.

             The deceased is survived by six children.  Those beside her daughter named above are Postmaster Sidney B. Miller, Mrs. J. S. McRaven, of Creal Springs, County Clerk Jesse E. Miller, C. E. Miller, of Willard, and Mrs. William Brown, of Creal Springs.

             All of her children were present at her bedside when the end came.

             Mrs. Miller also leaves a stepson, George Miller, of Diswood.

             Mrs. Miller was born near Salisbury, North Carolina, on January 15, 1823.  She was married to Milford G. Miller there in 1848 and together in 1857 they removed to Illinois, where they located at Elco in Alexander County.  Mr. Miller died fourteen years ago, the 28th day of last November.

             After the death of her husband, Mrs. Miller made her home with her children, living first with one and then another.

             Mrs. Miller joined the Lutheran Church at an early age, and during her whole life was a conscientious and a devout Christian.  When she removed to Elco there was no Lutheran Church there, and she joined the Methodist Church.  She was always an active church worker.

             Mrs. Miller was very devoted to her children and they showed that same deep devotion to her.  She was of a friendly disposition and was highly esteemed by her neighbors.

             While arrangements for the funeral have not been completed, services will probably be held at the home of her daughter on Thirty-fourth Street and the remains taken to Elco to be laid at rest beside the body of her husband.

             The pall bearers have been selected as follows:

             Honorary—W. N. Butler, Ira Hastings, W. L. Bristol, T. J. Pryor, N. B. Thistlewood, P. C. Barclay, John A. Sammons, Dr. J. J. Jennelle, W. F. Simpson, W. J. Johnston, and John C. Fisher.

             Active—Walter Warder, W. S. Dewey, T. C. Clendenen, W. H. Wood, James Milne, Frank Spencer, T. L. Pulley, John Snyder.

             The funeral will be held tomorrow forenoon at 11 o’clock at the residence of Henry Whitaker, No. 740 Thirty-fourth Street, conducted by Rev. W. T. Morris, pastor of the Methodist Church.

             (Milford Green Miller married Anna Cauble on 18 Jul 1841, in Rowan Co., N.C.  He married Mary Adaline Ketchey on 29 Feb 1848, in Rowan Co., N.C.  J. S. McRaven married Suise I. Miller on 19 Nov 1882, in Alexander Co., Ill.  William Brown married Mary J. Miller on 29 Jun 1890, in Alexander Co., Ill.  Henry Whitaker married Margaret S. Miller on 31 May 1866, in Alexander Co., Ill.  George Miller Born October 1846, son of Green Miller, died 29 Dec 1917, in Clank, Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)



Dr. A. W. Gause, Formerly of This County, Has Passed Away

             Centralia, Ill., Jan. 15—Dr. A. W. Gause, a well-known local physician, died suddenly of heart failure at his residence, 121 North Sycamore Street, Sunday morning after an illness of three days’ duration, aged 55.  The deceased was a native of Indiana.  He was educated an Indianapolis, Ind., and Nashville, Tenn., and was considered an unusually bright man and possessed of great ability.

             He came to this county some nine years ago and enjoyed a good practice. 

             Besides his widow, he leaves a son, Prof. Frank Gause, principal of the Salem (Ind.) High School and a brother, Dr. E. J. Gause, of Unity.

             Dr. A. W. Gause came to Alexander County and located at Unity with his brother Dr. E. J. Gause.  Later he moved to Centralia.

             (This may be the same person as Amos W. Gause, who married Lula E. Waggener on 22 Jun 1890, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)


Wednesday, 16 Jan 1907:

Over the Remains of Mrs. Mary A. Miller This Afternoon.

Followed by her children and grandchildren, for whom she had devoted a kind and useful life, all that was mortal of the late Mrs. Mary A. Miller was taken to Elco this afternoon to be laid at rest in the cemetery there beside the grave of her husband.

Funeral services were held at 11 o'clock this forenoon at the residence of Mrs. Mary Whitaker, daughter of the deceased, at No. 740 Thirty-fourth Street. Rev. W. T. Morris pastor of the Methodist Church, officiated, paying a high tribute to the earnest Christian life of the deceased. The Methodist choir sang some of the hymns that she had loved so well during her lifetime and friends sent a profusion of beautiful floral offerings to lay upon the grave.

Owing to the condition of the street, the remains and the funeral party were taken in special cars on the street car line to the station, where the Mobile & Ohio train was taken for Elco.

The regular train was four hours late and an effort was made to secure a special train to take the family and friends to Elco.

There were thirty relatives present at the funeral, including sons and daughters and grandchildren of the deceased.


Mr. B. C. Campbell, formerly a resident of this place (Villa Ridge), died last Friday in St. Louis at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lee Howe. Mr. Campbell was born April 15, 1815, and had he lived until next April would have been ninety-two years old. He was well and favorably known in Villa Ridge and was an active member of the M. E. Church. The funeral was held last Sunday at Villa Ridge. Services conducted by Rev. Campbell, pastor of the M. E. Church.

             (B. C. Campbell married Mrs. Hellen Johnson on 26 Mar 1876, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  Charles Lee Howe, 20, married Frances A. Campbell, 20, on 17 Aug 1897, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

Mrs. Mabel Peeler, of Anna, also Mr. and Mrs. Lee How, of St. Louis, attended the funeral of Mr. Campbell last Sunday.

Mr. Uriah Butler is still quite ill and is very weak, but no worse.

Mr. Halleck Johnson, was called to Johnsonville, Ill., last Monday on account of the death of his brother, Dr. Theo. Johnson, of that place.

Dr. Brown, of Pulaski, died last Tuesday. He was well known here (Villa Ridge) as he did considerable practice here during the small pox epidemic several years ago. He will be buried Wednesday at Pulaski.

Dr. Hale, of Anna, is in constant attendance at the bedside of Eli Bass, of Center. The doctor gives no hopes of his recovery, but is devoting his entire time to him. Eli's health has been poor for several years, but his symptoms have become more alarming during the past week.

             (Eli H. Basse, 27, born in Olmsted, son of H. H. Basse and Miss Shumaker, married May H. Lilley 26, born in Clinton Co., Ill., daughter of G. W. Lilley and Miss Buckuster, on 23 Jul 1896, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  Henry H. Basse married Sarah C. Shoemaker on 2 Jan 1862, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  His marker in Concord Cemetery near Olmsted reads:  Eli H. Basse Born Sept. 12, 1868 Died Jan. 31, 1907.  Mary H. Basse Born July 23, 1869 Died Nov. 15, 1946.—Darrel Dexter)

T. P Myers, of Curry, received a telegram yesterday notifying him of his uncle's death at Elgin.

Father B. C. Campbell, an old citizen of Villa Ridge, but who has in recent years resided with his daughter, Mrs. Frances Howe, of St. Louis, was buried here on Sunday afternoon. Rev. Mr. Campbell, pastor of the Methodist Church, officiating. He died of old age on Friday night of last week. He would have been 32 years old next April. A fine picture of the old man and a good biographical notice was published in the Globe-Democrat of Sunday last.

Thursday, 17 Jan 1907:
John Murray, Paducah Contractor, Passed Away Tuesday Night

John Murray, who built a number of Cairo's large building, died at his home in Paducah Tuesday night. He was 63 years of age. He had been a sufferer for several months from stomach trouble.

John Murray was born in the northern part of Scotland and came to America when 25 years old. Eleven years ago with Alderman Chamblin, Mr. Murray came to Paducah from Moberly, Mo., and entered the brick making business and construction business. The firm was known as Chamblin and Murray and has built many houses in Paducah and Cairo and many houses in Western Kentucky and Sothern Illinois and Missouri.

Mr. Murray was an active member of the Paducah lodge of Maccabees and a devoted member of the First Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by a wife and five children, Miss Effie Murray and John, James Arthur and Robert Murray, all of Paducah.

The funeral of Mr. Murray was held this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the family residence.


Tuesday, 22 Jan 1907:
Miss Clara May Wise Died Yesterday Afternoon of the White Plague

Miss Clara May Wise passed away yesterday afternoon at her home, No. 2811 Commercial Avenue, of consumption after a lingering illness.

The deceased was 16 years of age and came to Cairo with her mother and family in November 1905.
She is survived by four sisters and one brother, besides her mother.  She was a young lady of sweet disposition and was greatly beloved by all who knew her.

The funeral services were held this morning at the family residence and the remains taken to Anna, Ill., for interment.


Another respected citizen of Pulaski County has passed away.

Dr. B. F. Brown died at his home in Pulaski, Ill., January 15, 1907, at the age of 70 years, 11 months and 14 days.  He was born at Penyan, Yates County, New York.  Came to Homer, Mich., with his father's family in 1859.  He entered the United States service August 1, 1862.  After serving two years, 10 months and 7 days, he secured an honorable discharge.  He was graduated from Rush Medical College of Chicago, Ill., in 1867, and came to Pulaski in 1868, was married to Miss Ruth Moore, sister of the late S. J. Moore, in Carbondale, Ill., September 7, 1873.  To this union one child, Mary Ruth, was born March 18, 1878, who at the age of 2 ½ years passed away.  The family consisted of three brothers and six sisters.  Two brothers and four sisters are now living, George P. Brown, of Beaver, Okla., James M. Brown, of Dunnigan, Mo., Mrs. Mary E. Groesback, of Homer, Mich., Mrs. Sarah E. Findley, of Homer Mich., Mrs. Anna Byer, of Homer, Mich., Mrs. Emily Jane Tiffany, Columbus, Neb.  Mrs. Dyer being the only one of his sisters or brothers who could be present at the funeral.

He was an earnest believer in religion and although he never united with any church, yet they all had his sympathy and good will.  He was a praying man and an earnest student of the Bible.  He studied the Sunday school lessons regularly at home.  He will be greatly missed by his neighbors and friends and relations, but most of all in the home he loved so well.

Mrs. Brown, who is well and favorably known as a teacher and W. C. T. U. worker, has the warmest sympathy of a host of friends.

He was laid to rest in Rose Hill Cemetery near Pulaski.
Go to the grave:  and now from labor cease.

Rest on they sheaves; thy harvest work done.
Come from the heat of battle and in peace.

Soldier go home, with thee the fight is won.

The funeral was at Rose Hill Church, conducted by Rev. A. R. Bosworth, of Villa Ridge, assisted by Rev. Ballasby, of Pulaski.

(Benjamin F. Brown married Ruth M. Moore on 7 Sep 1873, in Jackson Co., Ill.  His marker in Rose Hill Cemetery near Pulaski reads:  B. F. Brown Co. A, 25 Mich. Inf.—Darrel Dexter)

Wednesday, 23 Jan 1907:
John Achenbach, Once Marine Hospital Steward, Passes Away.

Mr. John Achenbach, for some time steward oat the United States Marine Hospital in Cairo, died at Port Townsend, Wash., on January 12th, of heart disease.  He had been confined to the hospital there for several months.

The information comes in a letter from Dr. J. H. Oakley, who is still stationed at Port Townsend, in charge of the government quarantine station there.

Dr. Oakley says that all of the northwest is suffering from a scarcity of fuel, and that wood is selling at $10 a cord in Seattle.

Capt. George Spence Goes to Nashville Tonight to Testify

Capt. George Spence will leave tonight for Nashville, Tenn., to be a witness in the Mangrum case.  It will be remembered that in February of last year the body of a woman was recovered from the river by Capt. Spence of the tug Theseus.  A few days later it developed that the body was that of Mrs. Mangrum, of Nashville, Tenn., and that she had evidently been foully dealt with.  Subsequently, a doctor at Nashville was arrested on the charge of murdering Mrs. Mangrum, and the trial will open tomorrow morning.

Thursday, 24 Jan 1907:
Miss Anna Lattner Passed Away Early This Morning at St. Mary’s Infirmary.

Miss Anna Lattner, an old resident of this city, died at 4 o'clock this morning at St. Mary's Infirmary, after an illness of several weeks.  The deceased was 75 years old and a devout member of St. Joseph’s Church.

She was born in Germany, September 29, 1832, and came to this county in 1852.  In 1864 Miss Lattner came to Cairo and has resided here ever since.  Her home was at No. 1603 Locust Street.

The deceased is survived by three brothers, Jacob, Frank and George Lattner.  And she is an aunt of George J. Lattner, of Eleventh Street, and John Lattner, the well-known baker.

Miss Lattner was a kind and pleasant lady and was dearly beloved by all who knew her and her death will be deeply regretted by her many friends.

The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at St. Joseph's Church.  Interment will take place at Villa Ridge cemetery.


Died—Thursday, January 24th, at 4 a.m. Miss Anine Lattner, aged 75 years, 4 months.  Requiem high mass will be held at 8 o'clock at St. Joseph's Church.  Funeral party will leave residence of George J. Lattner, No. 427 Eleventh Street, at 1:30 o'clock for St. Joseph's Church where services will be held.  Funeral train will leave foot of Fourteenth Street at 2:30 p.m. for Villa Ridge cemetery.  Friends will please omit flowers.

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S. A. Bristow, brother of Ex-Judge J. D. Bristow, of Creal Springs, and a well-known resident of this county, died at his home in Roadhouse, Ill., last week, Thursday, of appendicitis, at the age of 35 years and was buried at Decatur.  He leaves a wife and one child.  (Mound City)

Friday, 25 Jan 1907:
Funeral of Miss Lattner—The funeral of the late Miss Anna Lattner, was held this afternoon at St. Joseph's Church.  The remains were taken to Villa Ridge cemetery for interment.

Passed Away at His Home at Thebes Last Night

Word has reached Cairo that Nick W. Keefe, brother of T. J. Keefe, of this city, passed away last night at his home in Thebes, Ill., after an illness of several weeks.

The deceased was 51 years of age and is survived by his wife, besides three brothers and one sister.
He was proprietor of the hotel at Murphysboro, Ill., for a number of years and recently moved to Thebes.  He was at one time an engineer for the Mobile & Ohio Railroad.

Mr. and Mrs. Keefe of this city have gone to Thebes to attend the funeral.

Saturday, 26 Jan 1907:
Died Yesterday Afternoon at the Home of His Parents on Seventh Street—Private Funeral

Earl C. Gholson, brother of Roy P. Gholson, of the Denison-Gholson Dry Goods Company, and a nephew of John C. Gholson, proprietor of the Star Clothing Store, of No. 707 Commercial Avenue, passed away yesterday afternoon of tuberculosis, at 3:30 o'clock at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. T. Gholson, of No. 319 Seventh Street.  The deceased was 23 years of age.

The deceased had been in poor health for several years and frequently went to Mexico for the benefit of his health.  He became worse and his brother went to Mexico and accompanied him home.  The trip made him worse and he gradually became weaker until he was called away by the Silent Messenger.

The young man was born at Lovelaceville, Ky.  He is survived by five brothers.  They are Roy P. Gholson, of Cairo, Paul and John Gholson, of Cairo, Harry Gholson, of Scottsville, Kan., and Hardin Gholson, and a sister, Mabel Gholson, the latter two being students at the college at Jackson, Tenn.

The funeral services were private and were held this afternoon at 2:45 o'clock at the family residence on Seventh Street.  The remains were taken to Beech Grove Cemetery for interment.  Members of Company K, I. N. G., of which deceased was a member, served as pallbearers and honorary escort of the remains.  A firing squad of eight members acted as escort and observed the military custom over the grave of their comrade.  There were ten pall bearers from the company.

The deceased was also a member of the Alexander Club and was well known and highly esteemed by his many friends.

He was employed in the clothing store of his uncle prior to his illness and was also employed as bookkeeper for the Parham-Matthews Hat Company.

Funeral of N. W. Keefe—The funeral of the late Nicholas W. Keefe, of Thebes, who died Thursday night, as announced in the Citizen last evening, will be held tomorrow afternoon at St. Andrew's Church of Murphysboro, Ill., the deceased's former home. Mr. Keefe was a member of the Murphysboro order of Elks and a member of the Jackson Club of Murphysboro.

Mrs. Payton Johnson, colored, died Friday of consumption.  Mrs. Johnson has been sick for over two years and leaves a husband and several children.  (Mound City)

(Payton Johnson married Sallie Barker on 20 Jun 1882, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

Baby Was Suffocated—Juanita Kirby, a five-month-old negro baby, was smothered to death Wednesday night.  The father, mother and three children slept in the same bed and the next morning the baby was found dead.  The family are negroes and reside on Twenty-ninth Street.  An inquest was held Thursday by Coroner McManus.

Monday, 28 Jan 1906:
Gladys Walker, Aged Ten Years, Died This Afternoon.

The dreaded disease, appendicitis, has claimed Little Miss Gladys Walker for its own, she having died this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at St. Mary’s Infirmary.  The deceased was the 10-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George B. Walker, of No. 1813 Washington Avenue.  She was a sweet and affectionate child and her death is a severe shock to her parents and friends.  She first complained of being ill last Thursday.

The child was taken to St. Mary's Infirmary, where she underwent an operation for the disease Sunday afternoon, Drs. Rendleman and Cary being the attending physicians.  In less than twenty-four hours the patient, who was unable to rally from the effects of the operation, yielded to the Grim Reaper and passed away.

She had only been ill for a few days and as soon as it was ascertained that she had the appendicitis, she was removed to the infirmary.  Being a delicate child, she was unable to withstand the operation.
The deceased was the second child.

The funeral arrangements had not been completed this afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Walker have the sympathy of their many friends during their bereavement.

Tuesday, 29 Jan 1907:

The funeral of little Miss Gladys Walker, the ten-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George B. Walker, No. 1813 Washington Avenue, who died yesterday afternoon at St. Mary's Infirmary of appendicitis, was held this afternoon at 1 o'clock at the family residence.  The remains were taken to St. Charles, Mo., this afternoon, where the services will be held at the Borromeo Church tomorrow.

Mrs. Henry Kemper, of St. Charles, grandmother of the little girl, and Mrs. Peter P. Manion, of St. Louis, her aunt, arrived last night, having been summoned here by news of the illness of the child and her death was a great shock to them.

The services were conducted by Father James Gillen, of St. Joseph's Church.

The pallbearers were Joseph Day, Willie Gillespie, James Cowell, and Will Magner.

Explosion at Harrisburg Also Caused Death of Number of Mules

Harrisburg, Ill., Jan. 29.—O'Gara Mine No. 1 was badly wrecked here by a gas explosion.  D. A. Draper, mine inspector, whose day it was to go into the mine to examine it before the miners were permitted to go down, lost his life, together with a number of mules which were in the mine.

The tipple and fan house were badly damaged and the interior of the mine considerably wrecked by the force of the explosion.  Draper's body was not found until late in the evening after heroic work by miners and friends of the city.  He was a young man and had just recently been married.  The light from Draper's lamp is believed to have ignited the gas.

Death of Former Cairoite—John T. Toomey, a former resident of this city and a brother of Mrs. Mary Patier, died at his home in Chicago Sunday, aged 68 years.  The deceased had been a resident of Chicago for the past fifty years and was a member of the George H. Thomas post of the G. A. R.  The funeral will be held tomorrow morning with interment at Rose Hill.

(Charles O. Patier married Mary Toony on 27 Jan 1873, in Cook Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

Wednesday, 30 Jan 1907:
Killed Six and Injured Seven at Johnston City

At an explosion in the West Side mines at Johnston City Tuesday morning, one man, Robert Farnbaker, was killed, six fatally injured and seven other men badly hurt.

The explosion occurred by the accidental firing of thirty-two kegs of giant powder and the mine is reported badly wrecked.

Thursday 31 Jan 1907:

Mrs. J. M. Lansden died at 3:30 o'clock this afternoon after an illness of just three weeks.

Three-Year-Old Girl of Warren Hunt Perished in Flames.

Dongola, Ill., Jan. 31.—Warren Hunt's house and contents were destroyed by fire early last Saturday morning, and one of his children, a little girl of three years of age, perished in the flames.

Mr. Hunt and his brother were burned about the face and hands in trying to rescue the child from the burning building, but could not get into the house where it was.  That was a very heartrending affair.

(Warren T. Hunt, 28, married Mary E. Peeler, 24, on 6 Mar 1895, in Union Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

Died, Monday morning, Mrs. Minnie Bishop, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hall.  Her funeral was preached in the church at 2 o'clock by Rev. Matthews.  She was buried in the Williamson graveyard, one mile west of Olive Branch.  Despite the bad roads there was a large attendance to the funeral.  (Olive Branch)

Friday, 1 Feb 1907:
Music Lovers of Cairo Owe Much to Life and Labors of Mrs. J. M. Lansden.
With Services at the Presbyterian Church Conducted by Rev. Benj. Y. George

Mrs. Effie W. Lansden, wife of Judge John M. Lansden, passed away yesterday afternoon at 3:25 o'clock.  Death was the result of paralysis with which she was stricken three weeks ago yesterday.  Although at no time during this period of illness did her physicians hold out any hope of her recovery, her death was a great shock to the community, as probably no woman in Cairo had a wider acquaintance and was endeared to so many people as Mrs. Lansden.

For a number of days death appeared to be near, as each day those who watched at her bedside noted her slowly losing her hold upon life.  Those of her children whose homes are away from Cairo were early called here and the family were all present when the end came.

The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at the Presbyterian Church, conducted by Rev. Ben. Y. George of Elmwood, Ill., formerly pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. A. S. Buchanan, the present pastor.  The burial will be private.

Mrs. Lansden is survived by her husband, Judge Lansden, and her children, David S., Mrs. Mary G. Bates, of Chicago, Misses Effie A. and Emma L. Lansden, John M. Lansden, Jr., of Newark, N.J., and Miss Margaret Lansden.

Besides her immediate family, Mrs. Lansden leaves a brother and two sisters, Mr. Hugh B. Smith, of Jacksonville, Ill., Mrs. James E. Monroe, of Chicago, and Mrs. Laura Kellogg, of Jackonville.  Mrs. Kellogg, was called here soon after Mrs. Lansden was stricken.

Probably no woman in Cairo ever left her impress so thoroughly upon this community as did Mrs. Lansden.  Coming here soon after her marriage, she found a field here for her wonderful musical talent.  In her case, the talent was not hid in a napkin, but was put to use and brought returns a thousand fold.  Her remarkably pure, clear and full voice was heard often in public entertainments and in the Presbyterian Church; it was Mrs. Lansden who led the choir.  But more than this, she spent her time in training the young people of Cairo to sing and to sing correctly.  Up to within a few years ago, it could be truthfully said that every singer in Cairo had at one time received instruction from Mrs. Lansden.  And while she trained their voices, she educated their musical taste as well.  Nothing but the best would do with her.  She would not tolerate poor music.  She had high ideals in this respect and she not only lived up to them, but she trained her pupils up to them.  She made Cairo a musical center that is the remark of everyone who comes here from other places.  They notice, if they are able to judge at all, that good music is known and appreciated in Cairo.  And this is due to a very great extent to the persistent work and example of Mrs. Lansden.

She was especially particular about church music.  To her, the hymns were as important a part of worship as the sermon or the prayer—they were not to be sung listlessly, but with the proper understanding and expression.  And she was just as particular about the personnel of her choir.  To her mind, the singer must live up to the words he sang.  To live carelessly during the week and then to sing hymns of deep consecration and devotion on the Sabbath was not her idea of the proper fitness of things.
During her earlier life she was generous in her contribution of time and talent to everything that was given in the way of public entertainments.  If a concert was suggested, Mrs. Lansden was first consulted.  Nearly always she was called upon the sing some number, and her beautiful voice always delighted.  The people never failed to enjoy its wonderful quality.  Of late years, Mrs. Lansden has been seldom heard in public.  However, on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Reed's wedding, she consented to play and lead in singing Auld Lang Sine and some other of the old favorites, and the sound of her voice again lent just the harmony to carry one back to the days of long ago.

But Mrs. Lansden did not confine her interest nor her activity to music; in all branches of church work she was prominent, but the work of missions seemed to lie nearest her heart.  For seventeen years continuously she was secretary of the Presbyterian Woman’s Missionary Society.  Her interest was constant.  It never seemed to wane.  Year after year she was unchanged in her enthusiasm for this great work of missions.

Mrs. Lansden was one of the leaders in the Cairo Woman's Club, and so it seems very fitting that her years of service should be crowned with her elevation to its presidency.  She was foremost in all of its activities as she was in every good cause.

With all of her interest in the life of the community, Mrs. Lansden never neglected her home. Her home life was ideal.  She was the center of the household and a model of what a wife and mother could be.  While devoted to her family, this devotion did not prevent her from making her home a welcome place for her friends and for the stranger who came under her roof.  She was unselfish in her hospitality.
Sketch of Her Life

The following sketch appeared in the Bulletin this morning:

Mrs. Lansden was born in Jacksonville, Ill., December 25th, 1842. Her maiden name was Effie Wyeth Smith.  She was a daughter of David A. Smith, one of the most prominent lawyers of Central Illinois, and the sixth of a family of eleven children.  Her father had left Alabama, his native state, before locating in Illinois because of his pronounced opposition to slavery.  So vigorous an abolitionist was he that in 1830 he freed his slaves and deported some of them to Liberia.

From this parent, whose study principles were his strong characteristic, the daughter inherited the virile personality that made her a leader in everything in which she participated.

The deceased graduated in 1861 from the Jacksonville Female Academy and in the same year John M. Lansden, to whom she was married later, graduated from the Illinois College at Jacksonville.  Mr. Lansden came to Cairo in 1865 and located here in the practice of law.  They were married September 25th, 1867, and their home has been here ever since.

(John M. Lansden married Effie W. Smith on 25 Sep 1867, in Morgan Co., Ill.  James H. Kellogg married Laura A. Smith on 8 Jan 1884, in Morgan Co., Ill.  James E. Munroe married Katherine B. Smith on 26 Oct 1876, in Morgan Co., Ill.  Her marker in Cairo City Cemetery at Villa Ridge reads:  Effie W. Lansden 1842-1907.—Darrel Dexter)

Died, at her home one mile northwest of Olmsted, Mrs. Joseph Goins, of that dreadful disease uterine cancer, from which she had been a sufferer for two years.  Mrs. Goins bore her suffering patiently.  She leaves a husband and several little children besides her sisters and a host of friends to mourn her untimely death.  She realized that her settlement of this one universal debt must now be settled and in a most tranquil and motherly Christian way, bowed to the inevitable.  Besides her devoted family and relatives, many friends are now mourning her early departure to the unknown.  Her remains were laid to rest at their last resisting place at Grand Chain Thursday, the 31st, in the presence of a large concourse of relatives and friends.

(Her marker in Grand Chain Masonic Cemetery reads:  Eddie Goines Born Jan. 24, 1882 Died Jan. 29, 1907.—Darrel Dexter)

Mr. J. H. Mills, an old soldier who lives alone up in the old town near Grandpa Kraatz, is reported sick and in a critical condition with no assistance to his needs and wants except as the neighbors voluntarily give.  (Olmsted)

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Maley, of lower Ohio Street, were suddenly called to Evansville, Ind., yesterday morning on account of the critical illness of Mrs. Maley's sister.

Saturday, 2 Feb 1907:
Report Reached Cairo to This Effect This Afternoon.

A report was current here this afternoon that the plant of the Miami Powder Company at Santa Fe had blown up and that a lake of water was all that was left to mark the spot where the plant stood.

The earthquake shock this morning was thought to have been caused by this explosion.

Confirmation of the story could not be secured early this afternoon.

When Bryan’s train arrived at 3 o'clock the passengers and crew had heard nothing of the story.  People from Thebes knew nothing of any explosion and the operator at Olive Branch had heard nothing.

Received News of Father's Death—O. B. Archibald, foreman of the plant of Kelly Bros. Lumber Company, received the sad news of the death of his father, S. P. Archibald, which occurred at his home in Albion, Ill., last Tuesday.  The deceased lacked a few days of being 70 years old.

It was reported at 10 o'clock Friday morning that engine No. 804 collided with a switch engine in East. St. Louis, killing four men instantly.  (Mounds)

Mrs. James T. Munroe, of Chicago, will arrive tonight to attend the funeral of her sister, the late Mrs. John M. Lansden, which will be held tomorrow.

Mrs. H. C. Steinel has returned from South Bend, Ind., where she was called by the death of her nephew.


Lansden—Died, Thursday afternoon, January 31st, 1907, at 3:30 o'clock, Effie W. Lansden, wife of John M. Lansden.

Funeral services will be held at the First Presbyterian Church Sunday, February 3rd, at 1:30 o'clock p.m., to which the friends of the family are invited.  Burial at Villa Ridge private.

By Widow of the Late P. J. Thistlewood

Suit has been filed against the Illinois Central Railroad by Mrs. Harriet Thistlewood, widow of the late P. J. Thistlewood, who lost his life in an attempt to get off an Illinois passenger train early one morning last September.  The railroad is sued for $10,000 damages.

Louisa Stewart, widow of a negro who was killed last November in the collision between the Sycamore Street car and a Big Four freight train at the Sycamore street crossing, has sued the Big Four railroad for $10,000 damages.

Monday, 4 Feb 1907:
Mortal Remains of Mrs. Lansden Laid at Rest Sunday Afternoon.

Buried under a huge mound of flowers, the beautiful tributes of friends to the life of the departed, all that was mortal of the late Mrs. John M. Lansden, was laid at rest in Villa Ridge cemetery Sunday afternoon.

Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church.  The edifice was filled to overflowing with the friends of the deceased.  Rev. Benjamin Y. George, of Elmwood, Ill., former pastor of the church, and a very dear friend of the family and of Mrs. Lansden, conducted the funeral, assisted by Rev. A. S. Buchanan, pastor of the church.  The older members of the choir, those who had served under Mrs. Lansden's leadership before she relinquished the active management of the choir, sang two of her favorite hymns, “Jesus Still Lead On," and "It Is not Death to Die."

Triumph rather than sorrow was the thought expressed by Mr. George in his remarks.  From scripture he showed that this earthly body is but the tent or covering of the real self and that the spirit in the Christian triumphs in death over the material and ascends to its marker, while the material body is returned to the earth from whence it came.  His thoughts were most beautifully expressed and were full of comfort and inspiration.

From the church the remains were followed to Fourteenth Street, where a special train was taken for Villa Ridge cemetery.  The funeral was private and only the family and a very few intimate friends attended the services at the grave.

The pallbearers were Messrs. Charles Cunningham, T. J. Kerth, M. J. Howely, James H. Galligan, Walter H. Wood, H. S. Candee, H. E. Halliday, P. C. Barclay, John T. Brown, W. J. Johnston, Wood Rittenhouse, and John C. Fisher.

Out-of-town relatives in attendance at the funeral were Mrs. Laura A. Kellogg, of Jacksonville, and Mrs. James E. Munroe, of Chicago, sisters of Mrs. Lansden, and her brother, Mr. Hugh B. Smith, of Jacksonville, her niece, Mrs. Arthur Orr, of Evansville, her nephew, Mr. Thomas S. Noyes, of Chicago, and her cousin, Mr. Andrew Russell, of Jacksonville.

John A. Wilbourn, Died Sunday at His Home on Twenty-seventh Street—Funeral Tomorrow

John A. Wilbourn, a well-known and highly respected citizens of this city, passed away Sunday afternoon at his home on Twenty-seventh Street, after several weeks illness.  The deceased was 55 years of age.

The deceased suffered with rheumatism which affected his spine and brain.  He underwent an operation at St. Mary's Infirmary a few weeks ago, but received little relief.

He was born at Commerce, Mo., in 1852 and came to this city when 25 years of age.  For nearly thirty years Wilbourn was employed by the Halliday Milling Company as a cooper.

The deceased is survived by his wife and six children, who are Mrs. Amos Twente, of Olive Branch; Misses Gertrude and Melisa Wilbourn, Harry, John and George Wilbourn.  His mother, Mrs. Frances W. Wilbourn, of Olive Branch, also survives him besides two brothers and two sisters, Messrs. B. F. Wilbourn, of San Antonio, Tex., and W. W. Wilbourn, of Olive Branch, and Mesdames Josephine Gideau, and Laura Hobbs, of St. Louis.

He was a member of Cairo Lodge No. 173 Knights of Pythias which organization will have charge of the funeral, which will be held tomorrow afternoon at the residence with interment at Beech Grove Cemetery.

Death of Well Known Negro—Charlie Hamilton, a well-known negro, died Saturday evening at his home, No. 1404 Walnut Street, of heart trouble.  The deceased has been ill for several months.  He was about 37 years of age and was unmarried.  He was employed as porter at W. F. Simon's drug store No. 1301 Washington Avenue and was a member of the colored Knights of Pythias Lodge.  His funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon.  The deceased was quite prominent in politics, being an active Republican from the Fourth Ward.  Hamilton was classed among the better class of the colored race and was respected by both whites and negroes.

Passed Away Early This Morning at Home of Sister

Mrs. Mary Allen passed away at 5:25 o'clock this morning at the home of her sister, Mrs. Frank Gunsher, of No. 1609 Locust Street.  The deceased was 47 years of age and had been ill for several months.

The deceased was a widow, her husband having died eleven years ago.  No children survive her.
The funeral arrangements have not been completed.

(Her marker in Cairo City Cemetery at Villa Ridge reads:  Mary Allen Died Feb. 4, 1909.—Darrel Dexter)

George B. Walker returned Sunday from St. Charles, Mo., where he accompanied the remains of his little daughter Gladys, who died from the effects of an operation for appendicitis.  Mrs. Walker and children remained for a longer visit.

Tuesday, 5 Feb 1907:
Cairoite Received Sad News.—Mrs. Eliza DesRocher, of this city, received the sad news of the death of her sister, Mrs. Lillie Howe, of Tacoma, Wash.  Mrs. Howe was found dead in her bed.  The remains will be bought to Murphysboro where she has two sisters.

(Hubert H. Howe married Lillie Tippett on 16 Sep 1880, in Jackson Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

Funeral of Late John Wilbourn—The funeral of the late John Wilbourn was held this afternoon at the residence of the deceased on Twenty-seventh Street.  The funeral was largely attended and remains taken to Fourteenth Street on the street cars.  The remains were then taken to Beech Grove Cemetery where interment took place.  The funeral services were conducted by Cairo Lodge Knight of Pythias No. 173, of which the deceased was a member.

Rev. W. T. Morris, was called to Metropolis today, to officiate at the funeral services of the late Mrs. William Jones, a well-known young woman of Metropolis.


Allen—Died, Monday, Feb. 4, at 5:25 a.m., Mrs. Mary Allen, aged 47 years.

Funeral services will be held at the residence of Mrs. Frank Gunsher, No. 1609 Locust Street, Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 6, at 1:00 o'clock, Rev. C. H. Armstrong officiating.  Special train will leave foot of Fourteenth Street at 2:45 p.m. for Villa Ridge cemetery.  Friends of the family are invited to attend.


Wednesday, 6 Feb 1907:
Well Known Railroad Man Passed Away in Chicago.

Concerning the death of Capt. Grammer, who was well known in Cairo, the Chicago Tribune says:

Capt. George Jackson Grammer, vice president in charge of freight traffic, New York Central lines, died Monday afternoon at the Presbyterian Hospital, Congress and Wood streets, at 3:15 o'clock.  He was 63 years old.  His death was directly the result of an operation made necessary by a severe attack of jaundice.

Capt. Grammer had been ill for several weeks and had well nigh recovered, but met with two relapses the latest of which he rallied from Sunday morning.  He was believed temporarily out of danger, but his weakened system was not equal to the continued disease.  He was surrounded at his death by his wife and the members of his family, together with a number of friends.
Born in Zanesville, O.

Capt. Grammer was born in Zanesville, O., Nov. 11, 1843.  He received his education in the public schools of what was then regarded a frontier town.  He went south and was identified with the river traffic on the Ohio River from 1857 to 1881.  The last eight years of which he was manager of the Evansville, Cairo and Memphis packet company with headquarters at Evansville.

He commenced his railroad career in 1881 as general freight and passenger agent of the Evansville and Terre Haute Railroad.  He was made traffic manager in 1883, the Evansville and Indianapolis having been added to the system.  In 1886 he became general traffic manager of a combination of lines, comprising the Evansville and Terre Haute, Evansville and Indianapolis, and the Peoria, Decatur and Springfield roads.  In 1890 he was placed in charge of the traffic of the Chicago and Eastern Illinois and two years later was added the Louisville, Evansville and St. Louis, making a system of 1,934 miles.

It was during this time that Capt. Grammer developed his ability as a traffic official and attracted the attention of President Caldwell of the Lake Shore, who in 1894 induced him to take charge of the traffic department of that line, and it was in the capacity of general freight agent of the Lake Shore that he showed himself to be one of the most far sighted traffic director in the railroad world and with the consolidation of the Vanderbilt lines west of Buffalo was made vice president in charge of freight traffic.
On December 1, 1896, his jurisdiction was extended to include all the lines of the Vanderbilt interest from Chicago to the east, which position he held at the time of his death.

Capt. Grammer was one of the unique figures in the railroad world besides being early the foremost traffic director in the country.  He was an advocate of the protection of American industries and favored the abolition of all import rates that would allow the European manufacturer to compete with the American, because of lower freight rates, and he convinced his competitors that he was right, and all such rates were withdrawn.  He favored the young man in the railroad service, arguing there was always room for youthful energy.
Wife and Children Survive

He was married in 1878 at Evansville, Ind., to Miss Sarah Hisbet, who survives him.  There are also three sons, Nisbit Grammer, Buffalo, N.Y.; George J. Grammer, Jr., a student at Yale, and W. B. Grammer, 17 years old, who is attending the University high school.
Well Known Citizen of Alexander County Passed Away

Peter A. DeGelder, one of the well-known citizens of Alexander County, died at his home at Beech Ridge late yesterday afternoon.

He had been ill for a long time of consumption of the throat, and for the past two months was confined to his bed.

He leaves his aged mother and two sisters, Miss Minnie DeGelder, and Mrs. Van Vark, of Tella, Iowa.

The funeral will probably be held tomorrow.

At the prayer meeting service at the Presbyterian Church tonight the hour will be spent in a memorial to the life and work in the church of Mrs. Lansden.
Eli Bass died at his home at Center last Friday after long, intense suffering, which he bore with Christian fortitude.  He was converted in early manhood and has been a faithful member of the Lutheran Church until his death.  He was thirty-eight years old at his death and leaves a wife and six little children, the last child being born twelve hours after his father was consigned to the tomb.  He did not fear death and held family prayers as long as his strength permitted.  He became so weakened that his voice sunk to a whisper, but he persevered in prayer until his voice was silenced by death.  (Curry)

(Eli H. Basse, 27, born in Olmsted, Pulaski Co., Ill., son of H. H. Basse and Miss Shumaker, married May H. Lilley, 26, born in Clinton Co., Ill., daughter of G. W Lilley and Miss Buckuster, on 23 Jul 1896, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  Henry H. Basse married Sarah C. Shoemaker on 2 Jan 1862, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Thursday, 7 Feb 1907:

The funeral of the late Peter A. DeGelder, who died at Beech Ridge Tuesday afternoon, will be held tomorrow afternoon.  As will be seen by a notice elsewhere today, a special train will leave Cairo over the Illinois Central at 12:50 sharp tomorrow and will run to Cache, where the remains will be taken and then the train will return to Beech Grove Cemetery where the interment will be made.
Passed Away at St. Mary's Infirmary Early This Morning

Mrs. M. J. Hargrove passed away at St. Mary’s Infirmary at 2:30 o'clock this morning.  The deceased was 60 years of age and has been in poor health for nearly a year.

She underwent an operation at the infirmary a few weeks ago, which for a time seemed to benefit her.  She left the hospital only to return a few days ago.  She underwent a second operation from which she was unable to rally.

The deceased was a member of the Presbyterian Church.  She was born at Owensville, Ind.  She is survived by her husband, three sisters and one brother.

The remains will be taken to Owensville for interment.
Woman's Club Held Memorial Exercises in Honor of Late President Mrs. J. M. Lansden

The meeting of the Cairo Woman's Club yesterday afternoon was in the nature of a memorial to the club's late president, Mrs. John M. Lansden.  For the first time in the history of this organization the club mourns the loss of its president by death.

Out of respect for the departed, her chair was garlanded with white flowers, tied with lavender ribbons.  Beautiful tributes were paid to the memory of the life of this noble woman, who was greatly beloved by all the members of the club.

The literature department had charge of the program which followed the memorial exercises.

Mrs. John S. Hacker, the secretary, read a paper written by Mrs. Miles Frederick Gilbert on Emerson as a man of letters and also an analysis of Tennyson's poem “Locksley Hall” written by Mrs. W. S. Dewey.

At the prayer meeting service at the Presbyterian Church last evening, the hour was spent in a memorial service to Mrs. J. M. Lansden.  Various members of the church spoke, paying tribute to her life and activity in the various departments of the church work, her faithfulness at the services, her zeal in the cause of missions, her devotion to the work of the choir during a period of over thirty years, her enthusiasm in everything that pertained to the church.  At the conclusion of the remarks, the session and the Woman's Missionary Society presented resolutions on her death, which will be entered upon the records of these organizations.
Carlton H. Warner, Father of J. B. and R. A. Warner, Dead

The news reached J. B. and R. A. Warner this morning that their father, Mr. Carlton H. Warner, died at Godfrey, Ill., at 8:40 o'clock last evening.

He had been a sufferer from stomach trouble for nearly two years and for ten days his death was momentarily expected.

Mr. Warner was a resident of Cairo in the early eighties, coming here in February 1882, to assume the managership of the Central Union Telephone Company.  He remained here until May 1885, when he was transferred to Alton.  He left the telephone business about ten years ago and for the past two years has been unable to engage in any active pursuit.

Mr. Warner was a native of Vermont.  He was born in Northfield, that state, on January 25, 1836.  He married there about 1858 and came west early in his married life.  He leaves a widow and five children, three sons and two daughters.  The sons are J. B. Warner, proprietor of the boat store, and R. A. Warner, of the carrier force of the Cairo post office; Frank Warner of Baltimore, Mrs. W. J. Donnelly, of Alton, Ill., and Mrs. H. H. Saatgast, of Godfrey, Ill.,  It was with this last married daughter that Mr. and Mrs. Warner made their home.  This is the first death in the family.

Messrs. J. B. and R. A. Warner will go to Godfrey to attend the funeral, which will be held tomorrow afternoon.

(William J. Donnelly married Mary N. Warner on 24 Dec 1876, in Adams Co., Ill. Henry H. Saatgast married Addie C. Warner on 18 Oct 1894, in Madison Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Blanche Curry is dangerously sick at her home at Curry with tonsillitis.  Dr. Robinson was called by telephone to her bedside, but said he could not leave Ullin, as his druggist was confined to his bed with erysipelas and the doctor was compelled to remain in his drug store.
Well Known Citizen of Carbondale Passed Away Yesterday

J. C. Bryden, one of the best known citizens of Carbondale, died from a stroke of apoplexy, at his home on West Main Street, in this city about 3 o'clock this morning.  Mr. Bryden had just reached his home from the Illinois Central depot where he had gone to meet relatives from the east, who arrived on the No. 3 at 2:30 a.m.  After reaching his home, he was talking with the members of his family and their guest when he was stricken with apoplexy, dying almost immediately.  Mr. Bryden was 66 years old and leaves a wife and three children, J. Rockwell Bryden and Miss Eva Bryden, of this city, and Osborne Bryden, of Danville.

Died, Tuesday evening, Feb. 5, Peter A. DeGelder.

Funeral train will leave Central Union station at 12:50 o'clock sharp. Friday, February 8, for Cache and from there to Beech Grove Cemetery, where interment will be made.

Friends of the family are invited to attend.
Friday, 8 Feb 1907:
Mrs. George DeGelder, of Carbondale, passed through the city today en route to Beech Ridge to attend the funeral of Pester DeGelder.
Mrs. Susan I. Benton, of Dongola, Gives School $5,000 in Memory of Husband

Anna Talk:  At a meeting of the late directors of Union Academy held on Thursday afternoon of last week, D. W. Karraker reported a gift of $5,000 from Mrs. Susan I. Benton, of Dongola, to the school on condition that the new building be named Benton Hall.  This gift was made in memory of the donor’s husband, the late J. D. Benton, well known to the citizens of this county, who at the time of his death was one of the Board of Commissioners. Following the presentation of the proposition on the part of Mrs. Benton to pay the sum of $5,000 to the Academy on the above mentioned condition, the directors unanimously adopted the following resolution:

Whereas Jacob D. Benton, was in his lifetime a representative and honorable citizen of this county and a prominent businessman and at the time of his death an officer of the county and highly regarded by the citizens of Union County, therefore be it

Resolved:  That the offer of Mrs. Susan I. Benton be and the same is hereby accepted and that in consideration of the gift aforesaid and in memory of our late friend and citizen the name of the new academy building is hereby named Benton Hall and by which name it shall forever hereafter be called, which name shall be carved in stone and be attached to said building in a conspicuous place and his picture with a picture of his wife shall be hung in a suitable place in Benton Hall and that a brief biography of Jacob D. Benton shall be recorded in the records of the Union Academy of Southern Illinois.

An additional gift of $500 was also reported from Mrs. Louise C. Peeler, of Toledo, Ohio, wife of Thomas Peeler, for the purpose of furnishing the assembly room in the new building.  In appreciation of this gift the directors took action naming the room "The Peeler Auditorium."  The committee on endorsement reported subscriptions and cash amounting to $2,172.  The report of the building committee showed nearly all of the $10,000 subscribed to the new building by citizens of the county, to have been paid.

An additional sum of $2,500 will yet be needed to complete the building and put the grounds in good shape and this the directors are resolved to do.  Benton Hall will probably be dedicated during commencement week.
Saturday, 9 Feb 1907:
Mrs. Henry Ross Passed Away after Long Illness

Mrs. Henry Ross died at her home in Mound City this morning at 9 o'clock after a long illness.  She leaves a husband and one daughter and a sister, Mrs. Joseph Fullerton.  The funeral will be held from the First Methodist Church Monday.
George Carnes received the sad news today of the death of his father, H. A. Carnes, who died at his home in Olney.  Mr. Carnes left for Olney this morning to attend the funeral which will be held Sunday.

We desire to express our heartfelt thanks to the many friends who so kindly assisted us in the illness and death of our late sister, Mrs. Mary Allen.  Especially do we thank Mrs. M. J. Farnbaker, Mrs. Weldeon and Joseph Raeth, for their kindness.
Mrs. Frank Gunsher and Brothers
Mrs. J. R. Trafford, mother of Mrs. J. H. Elsey, of Thirty-sixth Street, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. F. E. Sullinger, in Willow Springs, Mo., yesterday morning.  Mrs. Trafford was 70 years of age and had been in poor health for some time.  Mrs. Elsey and another sister, Mrs. John Austin, of Blandville, Ky., who were at her bedside, will return home in a few days.

Arthur Lawfield, of East Prairie, Mo., who was taken to St. Mary's Infirmary about two months ago suffering from a bullet wound, died last evening of blood poisoning.

The deceased was playing with a rifle, which was accidentally discharged, the bullet striking him in the leg about the knee.  He was brought to St. Mary's Infirmary and was getting along nicely until the last few days when blood poisoning set in.  His father was notified, but on account of the high water, no reply has yet been received.
Remains Laid to Rest—Funeral services were held Friday afternoon over the remains of the late Newton Lovelace, who died Wednesday at his home on West Twenty-first Street.  Rev. W. T. Morris, pastor of the First Methodist Church, conducted the services.  The funeral was largely attended. Interment took place at Beech Grove Cemetery.
Monday, 11 Feb 1907:
Oscar Moore Perhaps Fatally Wounded Henry Tice at M. & O. Roundhouse Last Night

Because Henry Tice, a negro, said to be half witted, had stolen his lunch, Oscar Moore, alias "Hog" and "Lion" and perhaps other animals, shot and seriously wounded Tice in the sandhouse near the Mobile & Ohio roundhouse Sunday night.  The shooting occurred about 11 o'clock.

Moore was employed at the roundhouse and Tice, who recently came here from Mound City, had been loafing around the premises for several days.  He had been arrested and given days to leave town, but it seems he failed to comply with the instructions of the Court.

He slept in the sandhouse at night and last night he went to Moore's dinner bucket and proceeded to satisfy his hunger.  When Moore discovered Tice helping himself to his (Moore's) midnight lunch, Moore shot him.

Tice ran down the railroad track and out Douglas Street to Cedar, where he fell.  He was taken to police headquarters, where it was found he was shot through the kidneys.  Later he was removed to St. Mary's Infirmary.  He was reported to be in serious condition this afternoon.

Moore went to his home after the shooting and when the officers went after him, he attempted to escape by jumping into the sipe water, but it felt too cold and he was glad to wade out and surrender himself to Sergeant Cowell.
Christopher M. Osterloh Died Early This Morning at Ripe Old Age.
Came to Cairo in 1852—Conducted Feed Store of Late Years—Funeral Tomorrow Afternoon

Christopher M. Osterloh, an old and highly respected citizen of this city, passed away at 3:30 o'clock this morning at his home, No. 1814 Commercial Avenue.  The deceased was nearly 84 years of age, and had been ill for several weeks suffering with the infirmities brought on by old age.

Mr. Osterloh was born in April 27, 1823, in Brunswick, Germany, and was the third child of a family of six.  He came to America in 1850, at age of 27 years.  He located at Yazoo City, Miss., where he opened a barbershop, having learned the barber's trade in his "Fatherland."  He was later employed as a barber on the steamboats and two years later, 1852, came to Cairo, where he has resided ever since.

The deceased continued to follow his trade here, opening a tonsorial parlor on Ohio Street, which he conducted until 1864, when he sold his business and engaged himself in the feed business, which has been looked after by his sons, for the past several years.

Mr. Osterloh was married on October 3, 1858, in Cairo to Miss Catherine Wagner, who came to this country from Germany.  Eight children resulted from this union, of whom six are living.  These are Charles and Gus Osterloh, of this city, Frank Osterloh, of St. Louis, and three daughters, Mrs. Will Neff, and Miss Louisa Osterloh, of this city, and Mrs. Kesham, of St. Louis.

The deceased was an active Republican and was a member of Alexander Lodge No. 324, I. O. O. F., which order will have charge of the remains.

If he had lived for several weeks longer, Mr. Osterloh would have served fifty years as a member of the order.  The order had planned to present him with a veteran’s jewel, for long and faithful service on that occasion, but unfortunately his life was not spared until that time.

Mr. Osterloh served in the city council, being an alderman for a number of years.

The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30.

(His marker in Cairo City Cemetery at Villa Ridge reads:  Chrostopher M. Osterloh 1825-1907.  Father.—Darrel Dexter)

All members of Alexander Lodge No 224, I. O. O. F. are requested to attend a meeting tonight at 7:30 o'clock to make arrangements for the funeral of our late brother, C. M. Osterloh.
George Becker, Noble Grand
Peter Kobler, Secretary
Mrs. Sebe Green, of No. 307 Sixth Street, has received the sad news of the serious illness of her sister's husband, Gen. L. S. Baker, of Suffolk, Va.  General Baker was stricken with paralysis on last Monday, His relatives and friends are much concerned over his condition, owing to his advanced age and it is feared he cannot long survive.
C. M. Osterloh, age 84 years, died Monday morning, at 3:30 o'clock.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock at residence, No. 1814 Commercial Avenue.  Friends of the family are invited to attend.  Interment will be held at Villa Ridge cemetery.
Tuesday, 12 Feb 1907:
Albert F. Withe, of Chicago, Aged 43, Died of Heart Trouble.

Albert F. Withe, of Chicago, a representative of C. H. Thompson Agency for the Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company, was found dead in his bed at the Illinois Hotel this noon.

Dr. James McManus, coroner, was summoned and had the remains removed to Mrs. Feith's undertaking establishment, where they will be prepared for burial.  Heart trouble is thought to be the cause of his death.

The deceased was about 42 years of age and resided at No. 1261 N. Sawyer St., Chicago.

Relatives have been notified of his death and are expected to arrive in the city tonight or tomorrow to take charge of the remains.

An inquest will be held tomorrow morning.
The funeral of the late Mrs. Henry Ross, who died at her home in this city (Mound City) last Saturday morning, was laid to rest in Beech Grove Cemetery Monday afternoon beside her mother, who died three years ago.  The Revs. Utley and Humberd officiated.  Although her immediate friends were aware that the fatal summons might come at almost any time, the announcement of her demise created profound sorrow and surprise to all her friends and acquaintances.  Mrs. Ross was born in Spencer, Ind., and lived there during her girlhood.  She came with her mother and two sisters to Mound City in 1883, where she has since resided.  She was a member of the Methodist Church and during her years of health was a regular attendant and sincere worker.  She leaves a husband, one daughter, Margie and a sister, Mrs. Joe Fullerton.  Oh! This life, its lights and shadows, its smiles and tears, its grief, heartaches and at last and at the end to the sodden earth whose darkness receives and hides all.  The echoes of the soul along tell the light of the hearts, abiding faith alone discovers the happiness and the home beyond.
Was Held This Afternoon—Remains Interred at Villa Ridge Cemetery

The funeral of the late C. M. Osterloh was held this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the family residence, No. 1814 Commercial Avenue, and was very largely attended.

The remains were in charge of Alexander Lodge No. 224, I. O. O. F., of which deceased was a member.  This order held services over the remains at the grave.

There were many very beautiful floral pieces, three pieces being especially beautiful given by Alexander Lodge, City of Cairo and the Alexander County National Bank.

The pall bearers were selected from the lodge.

The deceased was a member of first city council of Cairo, half of a century ago, and was the last surviving member of that body.

A number of the aldermen and city officials attended the funeral.
Died of Dropsy—Mrs. Dena Littleton, aged 20 years, died yesterday afternoon at her home, No. 2345 Thirty-fourth Street of dropsy.  The deceased was 20 years of age and is survived by her husband, W. O. Littleton.  The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon and the remains interred at Villa Ridge cemetery.

Wednesday, 13 Feb 1907:
Passed Away at Home of Her Daughter, Mrs. Louis Kaha on Cross Street

Mrs. P. H. Laurent, aged 76 years, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Louis Kaha, on Cross Street, this afternoon about 1:30 o'clock.  The deceased had been ill for two weeks with severe cold, but had been an invalid for nearly sixteen years.

She was born in Germany in April 1830 and came to this city in 1863.  She was married in 1846 to P. Laurant and six children resulted from this union.  They are Mrs. Louis Kaha, Mrs. R. Hebsacker, of St. Mary's Place West, L. P. Laurant, of Greenville, Miss., Rudy Laurant, of Center Street, Albert Laurent, of this city, and Mrs. Munson, of Denver, Colo.  Her husband died about twenty-three years ago.

The funeral arrangements have been completed.

(Louis H. Kaha married Josephine Laurant on 15 Jul 1875, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Inquest Held Today—The coroner's inquest over the remains of Albert F. Withe, of Chicago, who was found dead in room 39 of the Illinois Hotel yesterday, as published in last evening’s Citizen, was held this afternoon at Mrs. M. E. Feith's undertaking establishment.  The jury found that deceased died from natural causes. The remains will probably be shipped to Chicago where he leaves a wife.  Room No. 39 is the same room that the man Warrenddorf who committed suicide several month ago occupied while stopping at the hotel.
Mrs. J. H. Elsey, of this city, and Mrs. John Austin, of Blandville, Ky., returned Monday from Willow Springs, Mo., where they were at the bedside of their mother, Mrs. J. R. Trafford, who had been sick over a year.  On account of her age of seventy, she was not strong enough to overcome the sickness.  She was a member of the Eastern Star and Christian Church of Bardwell, Ky., for years and her funeral was conducted at Willow Springs by the Masons and Christian Church.
Thursday, 14 Feb 1907:

We desire to express our thanks for the kindness and sympathy shown us during the illness and death of the late C. M. Osterloh.  We also desire to thank those who sent the beautiful floral pieces.
Mrs. C. M. Osterloh and Family
David Powles, who lived near Diswood, in Alexander County, died of pneumonia last week.  He was a brother of S. O. Lewis, Jr., of this place (Villa Ridge).  Mrs. Lewis started for Diswood as soon as she heard of his illness, but owing to the bad roads, she had to go to Cairo and out by rail and hack and did not reach his home for several hours after death occurred.
David Pawless, who was reported very low with pneumonia last week, succumbed to the disease and was buried Sunday the 10th at the Hargis Cemetery.
Mr. John Workman, of this city, received the sad news today of the death of his sister, Mrs. Thomas Hammond, of Belknap, Ill., which occurred at 3:30 o’clock this morning.  The deceased was 47 years of age and leaves a family of seven chidlren. 

(Thomas H. Hammons married Mary Ann Workman on 26 Aug 1875, in Johnon Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)


Mrs. Albert Withe, of Chicago, arrived this morning to take charge of the remains of her husband, the late Albert F. Withe, who was found dead in his bed at the Illinois Hotel.
Mr. and Mrs. Aug. Allenberg, Mr. Henry Brawn, Mr. John Gockel, of St. Louis; Mrs. Ernest Osterloh, Miss Anna Osterloh, of Cape Girardeau; and Mr. A. W. Osterloh, of Memphis, who were here to attend the funeral of the late C. M. Osterloh, returned to their homes today.  Mr. and Mrs. Tim Keeshan, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Osterloh, and Miss Josephine Wagner, will remain several days.
Mrs. P. H. Laurant, February 13, 1907, age 76 years.  Funeral services will be held tomorrow (Friday) morning at the residence of L. H. Kaha, No. 513 Cross Street at 9 o'clock.  Funeral train will leave foot of Fourteenth Street for Beech Grove Cemetery at 10 a.m.  Friends of family are invited to attend.
Friday, 15 Feb 1907:
J. M. Griggs, a Barber, Despondent Over Financial Matters Ended His Life

About 11 O’clock This Morning—Deceased About 45 Years Old—Leaves Wife and Child

Becoming despondent over financial matters, J. M. Griggs, a barber residing upstairs at No. 1109 Washington Avenue, ended his own life this morning when he shot himself through the right temple with a 28-caliber revolver.  The tragedy occurred a few minutes after 11 o'clock.

Griggs is said to have been worried about financial matters for some time and this morning put an end to all his worldly troubles by taking his own life.

Before her turned the barrel of the revolver on himself, Griggs shot his pet dog, "Shep," which had been his idol and a great companion.  The dog was an intelligent animal and its owner had taught it many tricks.  Why Griggs shot the dog is not known, unless he desired that they should both die together.

After firing the fatal shot at "Shep," which passed through the dog's body, Griggs pressed the point of the weapon against his right temple and fired one shot.  The report attracted persons in the neighborhood and a large crowd soon gathered.  Griggs was carried upstairs and Dr. McManus summoned.  He lingered for a short time and then passed away.

The deceased conducted a barbershop on Washington Avenue near Twentieth Street, to which place he moved only recently from Washington Avenue next to Fahr's grocery store.  He was employed for a short time by Ben Alba, before engaging in business for himself.

He came to Cairo last December from Mayfield, Ky., and is about 45 years old.

Griggs died about 3:45 this afternoon.

The inquest will be held tomorrow morning.
Found Dead in His Room at Blue Front Annex on Ohio Street Last Evening
Had Run on Illinois Central Between Cairo and Chicago—Death Due to Heart Trouble.

Walter S. Sutherland, a well-known express messenger, was found dead in his room at the Blue Front Annex, No. 305 Ohio Street, late yesterday afternoon.

The discovery was made by some waiters in the restaurant, who happened to glance up toward the windows in the Annex and had seen Sutherland sitting in a chair by the window in a strange position.  They called Mr. G. P. Eichenberger's attention to the man and Mr. Eichenberger went over the Annex to investigate.  On entering the room, in company with Mr. Heath, another roomer, he found that Sutherland was dead.

Mr. Sutherland whose run was on the Illinois Central railroad from Cairo to Chicago, arrived here at 1:20 p.m. and it is supposed went at once to his room, as was his custom.  He did not awaken Mr. Heath who was asleep in the room and was evidently preparing to go to bed himself when stricken by death as he had removed one shoe.

Coroner McManus held an inquest over the remains last evening and the jury found that death was due to natural causes.

The deceased was middle aged and leaves a wife and five children, who reside at the family home at Maywood, a suburb of Chicago.  He was one of the American Express Company's most trusted and valued messengers and had been in the company's employ for about twenty-five year.  For a number of years Mr. Sutherland had a run out of Cairo to New Orleans and at that time his family resided in this city at Twenty-eighth and Sycamore streets.  Later he was transferred to the Chicago division and his family removed to that city.

The deceased was well known in Cairo and his death is deeply regretted by his many friends.
He was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America, Lodge No. 7444 Maywood.

The remains were removed last night to the undertaking establishment of Burke & Blaine, where the body will be prepared for burial.  Relatives are expected to arrive to take charge of them.
Remains Shipped to Michigan—The remains of the late Albert F. Withe, of Chicago, who was found dead in his room at the Illinois Hotel, were shipped to Port Huron, Mich., by Mrs. M. E. Feith, the undertaker, where the deceased has relatives.  His wife and brother-in-law who came down to arrange the disposition of the remains, have returned to Chicago.
Death of Mrs. Middleton—Mrs. Middleton, of No. 229 ½ Thirty-ninth Street, died last night after an illness of several weeks.  The deceased was about 35 years old and is survived by her husband who is employed at the Weis-Peterson Mill.


The funeral of Mrs. P. H. Laurent, mother of Messrs. Rudy and Albert Laurent and Mesdames R. Hebsacker and Louis Kaha, was held this morning at the home of Mrs. Kaha on Cross Street. The funeral was largely attended. The remains were taken to Beech Grove Cemetery for interment.  The pallbearers were P. G. Schuh, George Becker, P. T. Langan, Peter Day, John Lattner, A. Mings, Peter Zimmerman, and Jacob Kline.
Died at Infirmary—Mrs. J. W. Emory, of Charleston, Mo., who was brought over to Cairo and placed in St. Mary's Infirmary, a short time ago, passed away yesterday.  The deceased was 47 years old and is survived by her husband and several children.  She was a Rebekah.  Mrs. Feith, the undertaker had the remains shipped to Charleston.
Mrs. John Cude, of Twenty-third Street, received the sad news of the death of her mother, which occurred at Humboldt, Tenn.  Mrs. Cude and little son have gone to Humboldt to attend the funeral.
L. P. Laurent, of Greenville, Miss., arrived to attend the funeral of his mother, the late Mrs. P. H. Laurent.
Saturday, 16 Feb 1907:
Was Accidentally Shot—Charlie Mahaffy, brother of the well-known painter, was accidentally shot last Tuesday and lies on a cot in St. Mary’s Infirmary as a result.  Mahaffey had been hunting in the neighborhood of the Half Way House.  He was handling his gun, a Winchester rifle, when it was discharged and the charge passed through his hip and came out through his breast.  He was brought to Cairo and placed in the infirmary.
Passed Away at St. Mary's Infirmary after Long Illness

Conductor J. J. Miller, of the Mobile & Ohio Railroad, died at St. Mary's Infirmary at 3 o'clock this morning after a long illness.  His wife who was a faithful attendant at his bedside, accompanied the remains to St. Louis this afternoon, where they will be buried.

The deceased was 56 years old and leaves a wife besides his mother, a sister and a brother residing in Washington, D.C.

He was taken to the infirmary a short time ago, where he underwent an operation for gall stones, but his death was due to a paralytic stroke.

His home was at St. Louis.  He has been running between that city and Cairo for the past five years and has many friends in this city.
Passed Away at St. Louis Thursday from an Attack of the Grip
Served Both in the War of the Rebellion and in the War with Spain

Col. John Pope Baker, brother of the late Judge David J. Baker, and the last survivor of that illustrious family, passed away at his home in St. Louis, Thursday from an attack of grip.

Concerning him the Springfield Journal says:

The deceased was born July 24, 1838, at Kaskaskia, Ill.  He graduated in 1856 at Shurtleff College, Upper Alton, Ill.  For three years he read law in the office of his father, Hon. David J. Baker, and was then admitted to the bar.  In March 1861, he was appointed second lieutenant in the First United States Dragoons by President Lincoln and placed on duty in Washington, D.C.
War Record Was Brilliant

He was in the Battle of Bull Run on July 21, 1861.  He served on staff duty at the headquarters of the Sixth Army Corps in the Army of the Potomac, and also on staff duty as inspector general of Savanah, Ga., in the early part of 1865.  Lieutenant Baker was promoted on July 17, 1862 to captain in the First United States Cavalry and was breveted April 9, 1864, major in the regular army for gallantry and meritorious service at Pleasant Hill, La., and was again brevetted lieutenant colonel for gallant and meritorious service during the war.

After the suppression of the rebellion, he served with his regiment at the headquarters of General Sheridan in Louisiana and in 1865 was ordered from there to the Pacific Coast, spending three years in Nevada and Oregon, campaigning against the Indians.
Returned to This City

Colonel Baker returned to Springfield and resigned his commission in July 1868.  He then became one of the proprietors and associate editor with his brother, E. L. Baker, of the Illinois State Journal.
In 1883 he was reappointed in the army as paymaster with the rank of major.  He was stationed at various army posts throughout the United States, including the department of the Missouri at Omaha, Neb.  During the Spanish-American War he was stationed at Atlanta, Ga., and later sent to Cuba serving in the capacity of paymaster.
Held Rank of Major When Retired

He held the rank of major, acting in the same capacity from the time of his reappointment in 1883 until he was retired on account of age, four years ago.  Since that time he had made his home in St. Louis.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary J. Wallace Baker, and six children, Mrs. Walter L. Patterson of this city, Wallace F. and Francis J. Baker, now in the government service as paymasters' clerks at Zamboango, Philippine Islands; Mabel and Florence Baker, who live at home in St. Louis, and Lincoln Todd Baker, also of St. Louis.

(John P. Baker married Mary J. Wallace on 15 Nov 1865, in Sangamon Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Remains Sent to Chicago—The remains of the late Walter S. Sutherland, the well-known express messenger who was found dead in a chair in his room in the Blue Front Annex Thursday evening, were shipped to his home in Chicago, last evening.  The members of the Cairo Camp, No. 4940 Modern Woodmen, escorted the remains to the depot, the deceased being a Woodman.
Peter Christensen Passed Away in Chicago Thursday

Peter Christensen, a former resident of Cairo, died Thursday night in Chicago. The deceased was about 50 years old and is survived by his wife and five children.  His home was in Sleepy Eye, Minn.
Mr. Christensen owned considerable land in southern Illinois.

During his residence in Cairo, the deceased resided at Seventeenth and Walnut streets.  His oldest daughter, Miss Lillian Christensen, is well known here, being very popular in Cairo society during her residence in Cairo.
Tuesday, 19 Feb 1907:

Cyrus Grace, of Elco, was shot one day last week while out fox hunting with two companions, Harry Lee and Fred CaubleGrace was separated from his companion and was ahead of them with the hounds, who were chasing a fox.  He wore a reddish colored shirt and Lee catching a glimpse of the shirt and mistaking it for the fox, fired.  The shoot took effect in Grace's left side, making probably a fatal wound.—Anna Democrat.
Mrs. J. C. Lefler was called to Holland, Mo., Monday on account of the death of her brother, who was killed in a sawmill explosion there.  (Pulaski)

(John C. Lefler, 22, son of William Lefler and Margaret Miller, married Generva C. E. Brown, 16, born in Union Co., Ill., daughter of Alson Brown and Mary Corban, on 26 Sep 1888, in Union Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Will Chandler, motorman on the Owl car, has received the sad news that his sister, Mrs. J. B. York, who resides at Benton, Ky., is seriously ill and is not expected to live.  Another message stated that she was dying.
Wednesday, 20 Feb 1907:
Man Asphyxiated at Murphysboro

John Gillam, aged 35 years, was asphyxiated at Murphysboro Monday in a room at the Commercial Hotel.  He was a night waiter at a restaurant.  The gas jet was wide open when the door was broken open and the dead body of the man found.
An infant son of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Hale died here (Mill Creek) Monday and was buried at Mount Pisgah near Wetaug Tuesday.
Died, Feb. 12, at the Reformed parsonage here (Mill Creek), Rev. J. C. Beade, age 67 years, 4 months and 25 days, of tuberculosis after an illness of about two weeks.  The deceased was an able and devoted minister and was loved and highly respected by all who knew him.  He was an old soldier and a member of the G. A. R. post, Masonic, Odd Fellows and Knight of Pythias.  The funeral was conducted here by Rev. Love, of St. Louis, Feb. 13th, who accompanied the remains to Wilton, Iowa, for burial.  The deceased leaves a widow and one son, the latter of Rushville, Ind., who is here and both he and his brother in bad health, neither of them being able to accompany the remains to its final resting place.  The widow will make sale at once and make her home with her son at Rushville.  The aged widow and her son have the sympathy of their many friends.
Lost Their Little Son—William Robert Porter, little son of Mr. and Mrs. L. S. Porter, of No. 2413 Poplar Street, died last evening at 9:30 o'clock of typhoid malarial fever after an illness of three weeks.  The child was three years old.  Funeral services were held at the residence this afternoon at 1 o'clock.  Mr. Porter is a grocer at Twenty-fourth and Poplar streets.

Thursday, 21 Feb 1907:
Mrs. William Cohn, Sr., died Monday evening, being sick only eight hours and was taken to Jonesboro for burial.  (Diswood)
Friday, 22 Feb 1907:
Funeral Will Be Held Saturday—The funeral of Mrs. Minnie Hilliard, wife of Jake Hilliardb, of No. 515 Douglas Street, will be held at the A. M. E. Church Saturday at 1 o'clock Revd. Anderson officiating.  Mrs. Hilliard leaves a husband and son.

             (Jacob Hilliard married Minnie Gales on 22 Aug 1895, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

Saturday, 23 Feb 1907:
James W. Gore, Formerly County Clerk, Dies Suddenly.

Vienna, Ill., Feb. 23.—James W. Gore, formerly circuit clerk and later county clerk of Johnson County died at Buncombe, Tuesday morning at the age of 56 years.  Death came suddenly as the result of an unexpected attack of sickness.  The deceased was a native of this county.  He was born at Goreville in 1851.  After serving in the sheriff's office in 1876 he was elected circuit clerk, serving four years.  In 1884 he was elected county clerk serving until 1890.  He was cashier of the Drover's Bank for a number of years, resigning a few months ago. Then he became bookkeeper of the Buncombe Mill and Elevator Company.  The funeral was held Wednesday and was very largely attended.

(James W. Gore married Ella Ridenhower on 20 Dec 1876, in Johnson Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Wednesday, 27 Feb 1907:
Well Known Kentuckian Dead

Robert S. Hook, one of the best known citizens of Ballard County, Kentucky, died at his home, near Kevil, Monday night from the effects of pneumonia.  The deceased was a prominent farmer and was highly esteemed by all who knew him.  He is survived by his wife, a daughter, Mrs. J. M. Skinner, of Hinkleville, Ky., and J. M. Skinner, of Kinkleville, Ky., and a son, Edward Cook, the well-known express messenger running between Cairo and New Orleans.  The funeral was held yesterday afternoon.
Thursday, 28 Feb 1907:
Mr. Mark Kennedy was called to Memphis, Tenn., on Tuesday night in response to a telegram announcing the death of his father, Samuel Kennedy, a former resident of Mounds.
The remains of a child of Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Peeler, of Cairo, was brought here (Dongola) and interred in the Odd Fellows Cemetery last Tuesday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. John Newell lost their baby Friday.  Funeral service held at M. E. church Sunday, service conducted by Rev. Kirkman, and interment made in Ullin Cemetery.  The bereaved family have our deepest sympathy in their sad loss.
The little infant of Mr. and Mrs. O'Daniels, living at Pulaski, died Monday night.  The remains were taken to Bosky Dell for burial Wednesday.  (Ullin)

(He was actually buried near Makanda in Stearns Cemetery.—Darrel Dexter)
Died, at McClure Ill., last Thursday, February 21, John Claude Presnell, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Presnell, aged 15 years.  He had been sick but a short time and his death was a shock to his family and friends.  The funeral was largely attended.

The deceased was a member of the Cotner School, where he will be greatly missed.

The five-week-old son of Mr. and Mrs. S. O'Daniels died Monday and was buried at Makanda Tuesday.  (Pulaski)

(His marker in Stearns Cemetery reads:  Kenneth S. O’Daniel Born Jan. 13, 1907 Died Feb. 25, 1907.  He is buried next to Sylvester O’Daniel 1862-1937 and Emma J. O’Daniel 1869-1947, who were probably his parents.—Darrel Dexter)
Died, Friday night, at the home of her daughter, one half mile east of Elco, Mrs. Mattie Thompson.  The deceased had been in poor health for the last twelve months.  Interment was at the Ullin Cemetery.
John Madden Passed Away at His Home on Twenty-Second Street.

John Madden, an old Cairo citizen, passed away at his home No. 819 Twenty-second Street, this morning, shortly after 2 o'clock.  The deceased was 71 years old.  He was well known throughout the city and highly esteemed by his many friends.

He was born in Nova Scotia in 1836.  Later he came to Newport, R. I., where he was married.  He then came to Cairo where he has lived for the past 48 years.

The deceased was a member of the Catholic Church.  He was the builder of some of the oldest buildings in this city, being a contractor and builder by trade.

He leaves a wife and four children, three boys and one girl, all of whom, reside in this city.  They are Thomas, Arthur, John and Miss Rose Madden.

The funeral arrangements have not been completed.
It Has the Appearance of Murder—Was a Vigilant Officer and Made Enemies

Woodstock, Ill., Feb. 28.—Deputy Game Warden Earl Eldredge, aged 30, a trapper of McHenry County, was found dead at 3 a.m. in the woods, six miles northeast of Woodstock.  There was a bullet through his heart.  Foul play is suspected.  Eldredge left his home early Sunday morning.  There was no anxiety concerning his absence until Monday noon.  An alarm was set out and fifty men searched the woods all night.

The body was found in a kneeling position near a fence.  The warden's revolver was on the ground near the body with one shell empty.  The bullet through the heart must have caused instant death.  His overcoat was buttoned over the wound, with no bullet hole through the garment.  The authorities think someone buttoned the warden's coat after the shot was fired.  Eldredge was recognized as a vigilant official, who prosecuted game law violators without prejudice and made enemies by upholding the law.
Friday, 1 Mar 1907:

Madden—Died Thursday morning, February 28, at his late residence, 817 Twenty-second Street, John Madden, age 71 years.

Funeral services will be held at St. Joseph's Church, Saturday morning, cortege leaving residence at 8 o'clock.  Train will leave foot of Fourteenth Street. Friends are invited.

While engaged in digging a trench in which to lay a water pipe from the street main to the building of the National Woodenware Company, some workmen dug up the remains of two men yesterday who were lying a short distance apart.

There were no marks of identification, but two canteens were found close by, which leads one to believe that the skeletons were those of soldiers buried there many years.

The remains were moved and buried in another place.
Word was received here (Mounds) Wednesday of the death or R. B. Goe's mother, who lives in Pasadena, California.  Mr. Goe left for that place Tuesday night.
Saturday, 2 Mar 1907:
Dempsey B. Haynes Passed Away in Institution

Dempsey B. Haynes, who for 10 years has been a patient in the Anna hospital, died there today.  He was about 50 years of age.

His nephew, Louis C. Caffall, who was notified by the hospital officials of the death, has arranged for the burial at Villa Ridge cemetery tomorrow.

The deceased left a sister, Mrs. Mattie Manning, in Denver, Colo.

(David Manning married Mattie Haynes on 14 May 1886, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel dexter)
Funeral of John Madden—The funeral of the late John Madden was held this morning from St. Joseph's Church, and the remains were taken to Villa Ridge for interment, followed by quite a large number of the old friends of the deceased, and of his family, who paid this last mark of respect to his memory.  The pallbearers were William Schatz, P. T. Langan, Frank Ferguson, Edward Kelly, W. F. Walker and ___ Galligan.
The late S. C. Kennedy, who died at Memphis, Tenn., was brought here (Mounds) for burial at Beech Grove Cemetery Friday afternoon.  Services were held at the residence of L. Grandstaff.  Mr. Kennedy was 85 years old, was an old resident of Villa Ridge and well known all over Pulaski and Alexander counties.  He is survived by four children, one daughter, Mrs. Stone, who lives at Hollywood, Miss., J. W. Kennedy, of Robinsonville, Miss., and M. L. and Warren O. Kennedy, both of Mounds.
Mrs. John Hediger, of lower Walnut Street, left yesterday for Brookhaven, Miss., where she was summoned by the death of her sister, Mrs. C. L. Bills.  Mrs. Bills was well known in Cairo, having visited here frequently.  Her many friends will regret to hear of the sad news.
Tuesday, 5 Mar 1907:
Former Cairoite Dead—Mrs. Mary Howie, an old and highly respected resident of this city, died at her home, 802 East Second South Street, at 9:30 Friday night, aged seventy-five years.  She has been a resident of Centralia a long time, and was the mother of George F. Howie, with the Parkinson Mercantile Co.  A private funeral was held from the residence at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon.—Centralia Democrat.  Mrs. Howie was a former resident of Cairo and resided in Winters Row, at Fifteenth and Cedar streets, which was recently razed by the Cairo and Thebes Railroad.
Passed Away at Her Home Early Monday Evening—Funeral Tomorrow Afternoon

Mrs. Sarah J. Hollaway, an old resident of this city, passed away about 7 o'clock Monday morning at her home at Forty-second and Commercial.  The deceased had been ill for several weeks with pneumonia, which devolved into typhoid fever.  She was 57 years of age.

The deceased is survived by her husband, Fred C. Holloway; her mother, Mrs. A. A. Smith; a son, George Baker; a brother, Charles Smith; and three orphan children whom she adopted, two boys and a girl, whose ages range from two to fourteen years.  She also left a daughter, Mrs. Minnie Koonce, of Horse Shoe Lake.

Mrs. Holloway recently moved to Horse Shoe Lake and was here visiting when she was taken ill.
The funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. S. C. Ohrum, pastor of the Cairo Baptist Church.  The remains will be taken to Villa Ridge cemetery for interment.  Friends of the family are invited to attend.

(Her marker in Cairo City Cemetery at Villa Ridge reads:  Sarah J. Hollaway Born Feb. 1, 1850 Died March 4, 1907.—Darrel Dexter)
Thursday, 7 Mar 1907:
Friend of Lincoln Dead

Sterling, Ill., March 7—Mrs. Eliza Wilson, aged 96 years, is dead.  She was an intimate friend of Abraham Lincoln, and once loaned him her saddle horse to make a campaign tour of Sangamon County.  Her husband was Colonel Robert L. Wilson.  When Lincoln was elected president he wrote Wilson telling him he could have any office he wanted.  He was made paymaster of the Potomac.  Mrs. Wilson suffered a fracture of the neck in 1856 and was confined to her bed for eleven months.  Her recovery was thought miraculous.
Dr. James Welton, of this city (Mound City), while in Neadstine's saloon Saturday night last, struck a Kentucky timberman named William McLean, in the forehead with a beer bottle.  Welton is now in jail, while Mr. McLean is in bed with a bad case of blood poisoning, which may cost him his life.
Last Saturday, Mr. and Mrs. Ira McCommons, living near town (Mill Creek), drove down to the home of the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mowery, to visit over Sunday.  Soon after their arrival, Mrs. McCommons was suddenly strick with paralysis.  A doctor was immediately called, but nothing could be done to bring relief and death followed in only a short time.  She leaves a husband and one small child to mourn her loss.  Interment at Mission Chapel with funeral Monday.

(Ira Otis McCommons married Arminda Jane Mowery on 19 Feb 1902, in Alexander Co., Ill.  Paul Mowery married Mary Catharine Cruse on 22 Apr 1867, in Union Co., Ill.  Her marker in Mission Chapel Cemetery near Mill Creek reads:  Arminda J. McCommons Born Jan. 28, 1874 Died March 2, 1907.—Darrel Dexter) 
A Mrs. Hamblin, daughter of Paul Mowery, of Beech Grove, while on a visit to her parents Saturday, suddenly died.  She was interred Monday at Wetaug.  Deceased leaves a husband and one child and many relatives to mourn her loss.  (Ullin)

(Her name was Arminda McCommons instead of Hamblin.—Darrel Dexter)
Died, Saturday, March 2, very suddenly, Mrs. Minda McCommons, wife of Mr. Ira McCommons, residing about five miles west of here.  Interment in the Chapel Cemetery Sunday.  (Dongola)
Will Ethridge was summoned to Palzo, Ill., by the death of his aunt.  Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Gardner left today for Palzo to attend the funeral. 
Death Results of Bright's Disease—Funeral Arrangements Not Completed

George Waldschmidt passed away at 5:15 this morning at his home, No. 815 Cedar Street, after an illness of two weeks, with Bright's disease.

The deceased was 31 years old and is a native Cairoite.  He leaves a wife and three children, also two brothers and one sister.  He was a member of the Lutheran Church and was employed by the Weber Dry Goods Company for the past two years.

The funeral arrangements have not been made.
Saturday, 9 Mar 1907:
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Holcomb, of Alto Pass, was buried last Thursday at Alto Pass.  It was their first born and much sympathy is expressed for the bereaved parents.

(A marker in Alto Pass Cemetery reads:  Louis E. Holcomb Born & Died 1907.  Sarah A. Holcomb Born & Died 1911.  Children of Louis & Marie Holcomb.—Darrel Dexter)

Mrs. Nanna Howard, of Jackson, Tenn., arrived yesterday to attend the funeral of her uncle, George Waldschmidt.

Monday, 11 Mar 1907:
Over Remains of John Mercer Walker, Brother of Mrs. J. H. Woodward

Funeral services over the late John Mercer Walker, who died Friday afternoon at Savannah, Ga., were held Sunday afternoon from the home of his sister, Mrs. J. H. Woodward, at No. 1101 Walnut Street.  Rev. S. C. Ohrum, the pastor of the Cairo Baptist Church, officiated, and the remains were taken to Columbus, Ky., for interment.

The deceased was 54 years of age and unmarried.  He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Pembrook Walker former residents of Columbus, Ky.  Mr. Walker resided in Savannah, Ga., fourteen years and held a responsible position with the Central of Georgia railroad.  He was a Mystic Shriner and Knight Templar.

Mrs. Woodward arrived home at 2:17 o'clock Sunday morning with the remains of her brother.
The pallbearers at the funeral were C. H. Thompson, P. C. Barclay, Frank Spencer, E. B. Cochran, R. P. Flack, and W. J. Cochran, members of the Cairo Masonic lodges.

The deceased was a member of Palestine Commandery No. 7 Knight Templar of Savannah.  The Cairo Commandery gave a beautiful floral piece, a large Maltese cross, as a token of their fraternal esteem.

Mr. Walker was a resident of Cairo for a number of years.

Mr. O'Hall, a fireman on the I. C. railroad and a member of the Y. M. C. A., who was so badly scalded by an explosion on his engine last week, died Saturday in Tennessee, from the injuries received.

Died at St. Mary’s Infirmary—Edgar Webb, the young man who was injured several days ago at the Cannon Box Factory, died Saturday evening at St. Mary's Infirmary.  An amputation was made necessary, which did not relieve him and a second amputation was necessary.  Then from that time he began to weaken and death came Saturday evening between 4 and 5 o'clock.  The deceased was a young married man and well-liked by all who knew him.  The remains were taken to Mrs. Feith's undertaking establishment.

Dr. T. D. Morrison left last night for Louisville, Ky., where he was summoned by the sad news of the death of his mother.

Tuesday, 12 Mar 1907:
Died at Infirmary—George Noble, a man found in distress at Central Union Station yesterday by Health Officer Orr, died at St. Mary’s Infirmary where he was taken.  He was about 38 years of age and had been working around the restaurants of the city for the past six months.  He had no relatives here.

R. B. Goe, the I. C. agent, will be back Tuesday from Pasadena, Cal., where he attended the funeral of his mother.  (Mounds)

Passed Away Tuesday Night after Illness of Two Months

Another victim of Bright's disease was Henry O'Donley, who runs the saloon at 1301 Commercial Avenue.

Mr. O'Donley, who has been ill for the past two months, passed away last night at 9 o'clock, at his residence over the saloon.

The deceased was about 50 years old and had been in the saloon business for the past ten years.  He first came here from Ballard County, Ky., and started in the hotel business, which he ran for a short time, and then sold out and went back to his farm in Kentucky.  After remaining on the farm for a while he moved back to Cairo and started in the saloon business at his present location.  He is survived by a wife, a son and two daughters.  The remains will be taken to Bardwell Wednesday for burial.

Walter Webb, who was called here by the death of his brother, Ed Webb, returned to his home at Corinth, Miss., today.

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Britt died last week.  Rev. Kirkman preached the funeral sermon and the child was interred in Concord Cemetery.  Mr. and Mrs. Britt lost another infant about a year ago, so they fell doubly bereaved, but the Lord knows best and we must submit.  (Curry)

The grandchild of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Cauble, aged three days, was found dead in bed last Tuesday, supposed to have been suffocated during the night.  (Curry)

(This probably refers to a grandchild of Benjamin and S. Matilda Caudle, who are buried in Concord Cemetery near Olmsted.—Darrel Dexter)

Thursday, 14 Mar 1907:
Passed Away This Afternoon at 2 O'clock

Mrs. Katherine Fitzgerald, widow of the late Patrick Fitzgerald, passed away at 2 o'clock this afternoon.  She had been an invalid for some time and had just returned from St. Louis last Sunday, where a successful operation by Dr. Lamphier had been performed.  It was hoped that this would bring her improved health, and the family were buoyed up with this hope, but she was taken suddenly ill this morning at 10 o'clock, and steadily failed until the end came this afternoon.

Mrs. Fitzgerald was 68 years of age and was a native of Ireland.  She leaves three children, Edward and Frank Fitzgerald and Mrs. Mamie Walsh.

Funeral arrangements had not been made this afternoon.

Friends of Judge Caster and Robert Caster will be sorry to learn of the death of their brother, J. L. Caster, which occurred at Hot Springs, Ark., last Tuesday night.  Robert Caster was with his brother and will bring the body to Olmsted for burial.  Ten or twelve years ago the decedent suffered a broken leg in an accident in the Carterville lead mines.  The fracture failed to knit property and gave him more or less trouble all the time since, and was doubtless the immediate cause of his death.

Mrs. F. M. Cheek was called to Greencastle, Ind., Saturday to attend the bedside of her sister-in-law, who is seriously ill.  (Ullin)

Mrs. Annie Caspar McMullen died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Sydenstricker Saturday March 9. She was buried Monday at Wetaug.  Services conducted in the Reformed Church.  Deceased leaves several children and many friends to mourn her loss.  She was 61 years old.

(Moses Casper married Anna Hoffner on 27 Sep 1863, in Union Co., Ill.  William H. McMullin, 40, born in Manchester, England, son of Earon McMullin and Catherine Shaw, married Mrs. Anna Casper, 51, born in Union County, daughter of Levi Hoffner and Mary Dillow, on 23 Jan 1896, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  John B. Sydenstricker married Laura Casper on 7 Jul 1895, in Union Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

William R. McRaven, an old citizen of Diswood, died Tuesday after a short attack of pneumonia.  He was buried at the Hulen grave yard.

Little Opal, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Bass, died at their home Monday night, March 4th, aged nearly two years.  The funeral services were held at the M. E. church by Rev. Huffman.  Interment in the Sims Cemetery Wednesday.  (Elco)

(Her marker in Sims Cemetery reads:  Opal P. Bass Born May 22, 1905 Died March 4, 1907.—Darrel Dexter)

Mr. W. R. McRaven died at Clank the night of the 11th of pneumonia, at about the age of 60 years.  He has been in very poor health all winter and could not withstand the attack, which was not considered by his friends to be very serious until a day or two before his death.  Mr. McRaven was an old soldier and one of the oldest citizens of this section.  He was the son of the late Louis McRaven, one of the pioneers of Alexander County.  (Olive Branch)

(William McRaven, 18, 5’4”, dark hair, hazel eyes, light complexion, single, farmer, born in Illinois, enlisted as a private in Co. H, 18th Illinois Infantry on 19 Aug 1862.—Darrel Dexter)

Mrs. C. W. Thompson, of Twenty-first Street, has gone to Lebanon, Ill., having been summoned there by the sad news of the death of her sister Mrs. Ida Lynn.

Mr. and Mrs. Hal Gee, who were here to attend the funeral of the late Henry O'Donley, have returned to their home in Hinkleville, Ky.

Friday, 15 Mar 1907:

Died—Mrs. Catherine Fitzgerald, March 14, 1907.  Funeral will be held Saturday (tomorrow) morning.  Funeral cortege will leave residence on Fourteenth Street at 8 o'clock for St. Patrick's Church.  Funeral train will leave foot of Fourteenth Street at 9:45 a.m. for Villa Ridge Cemetery, where interment will take place.  Friends of family are invited to attend.  Father Downey will be assisted in conducting the funeral services by Father Eschman of Prairie De Rocher, Ill.

(A marker in Calvary Cemetery at Villa Ridge Cemetery reads:  Patrick K. Fitzgerald Born Aug. 15, 1839 Died May 14, 1896.  Katherine Fitzgerald Born Aug. 15, 1839 Died March 14, 1907.—Darrel Dexter)

Passed Away Yesterday—Mrs. Sarah Jackson, who was sent to St. Mary's Infirmary several days ago by Health Officer Orr, died last evening after a long illness.  Mrs. Jackson's husband works for the Ashby Lumber and Tile Company.  The deceased was about thirty-five years of age.  The remains were taken to Burke and Blaine's undertaking parlors.  The funeral was held at 11 o'clock today.

J. H. Taylor Died at Mexico—J. H. Taylor, who left Cairo about a year ago with his wife and went to Mexico for the benefit of his health, died at that place, March 5th.  The deceased was a member of the A. O. U. W. and word was received of his death by John Ogg, of this city.  Mr. Taylor while here was in the lumber and saw mill business until lung trouble caused him to go away for his health.  The remains were buried there.

Passed Away in Pasadena, Cal., on February 26th.

Friends of Mrs. W. H. Goe will be pained to learn that she died in Pasadena, Cal., on Feb. 26th, as the result of kidney trouble.  She was in Villa Ridge a year or more ago for California, and since that time she has been gradually failing.  Her son, R. B. Goe, was called to California by her serious illness, but did not arrive before her death.  He is expected home tomorrow night.

Mrs. Goe is survived by her husband, her son and one daughter Mrs. D. S. Winans.  Her remains were buried at Pasadena.

L. G. Caster and wife and R. L. Caster and wife went to Olmsted Thursday to attend the funeral of J. L. Caster, which occurred there Thursday afternoon.

Mrs. O. L. Bartlett received word Wednesday of the serious illness of her mother, who lives at Muncie, Ind.  (Mound City)

Saturday, 16 Mar 1907:
Patrick Maloney Died at Infirmary Friday Evening

Patrick Maloney, an old resident of Cairo, died at St. Mary's Infirmary Friday evening at 5:55 o'clock after an illness of about three weeks.  His ailment was Bright's disease.

The deceased was a native of Ireland, and came to Cairo forty years ago, since which time he has resided here continuously, following the trade of boiler maker.  He was 70 years of age.  Seven years ago his wife died.  She was a sister of Chief Desmond, of the St. Louis detective force.  Two sons, John Maloney, of Maloney & Bucher, and William Maloney, and one daughter, Mrs. William Meehan, the last two of St. Louis, survive him.  They have been at his bedside for some time. A brother, Michael Maloney, and a sister, Mrs. Maggie McCauley, both of New York, are also left, and they have been notified of their bereavement.  The funeral will probably be held Monday.

Father C. J. Eschman returned to Prairie de Rocher today.  He assisted Father Downey in officiating at the funeral of Mrs. Catherine Fitzgerald.


The funeral of the late Mrs. Catherine Fitzgerald was held this morning at St. Patrick's Church.  The funeral was largely attended.  Father James Downey was assisted in conducting the services by Father C. J. Eschman, of Prairie de Rocher, Ill., formerly of this city.

The remains were interred in Villa Ridge Cemetery.  The pallbearers were as follows:
Honorary—B. McManus, Sr., C. R. Stuart, Peter Saup, A. Botto, William McHale, Patrick Greaney, W. S.  Haas, Patrick Maloney, J. C. Crowley.

Active—W. R. Halliday, Peter Lind, James Meehan, Claude Winter, M. S. Egan, Samuel West, J. D. Ladd, Joseph Goodman, John Sanders, Casper Sanders, J. H. Galligan, E. P. Ehs.

Monday, 18 Mar 1907:
Funeral of Patrick Maloney—The funeral of the late Patrick Maloney was held this afternoon leaving the house at 1:30 for St. Patrick’s Church where services were held.  A large crowd paid their last respects to the deceased.

Mrs. Mollie Edeline, matron of the Children's Home, has returned from Indiana where she was called by the death of her brother.

Tuesday, 19 Mar 1907:
Mrs. James McManus, wife of Dr. McManus, received the sad news last evening of the death of her brother, Thomas Cleary, who passed away at his home in Memphis, Tenn.  The deceased was 18 years of age.  Mrs. McManus left for Memphis today.

L. H. Meyers, of Tenth Street, received a message last night from his son-in-law, H. G. Wilson, of Kansas City, stating that his father had been thrown from a horse and killed.  Details of the accident could not be obtained.

John Tiernan was called to Chicago last night to attend the funeral of his uncle, Gen. Joseph Stockton.

Run Over and Killed at Mounds—Ralph Gattes, son of Eugene Gattes, a car inspector at Mounds, was run over last evening about 5 o'clock and sustained injuries from which he died two hours later.  The boy, who was 14 years old, hopped a freight to go to his home north of town.  He lost his hold and was thrown under the wheels and horribly crushed.  Dr. Boswell, of Mounds, and Drs. Royal and Rife, of Villa Ridge, waited upon him, but could not save his life.

Wednesday, 20 Mar 1907:
The remains of Miss Minnie Mobley, who died Monday of tuberculosis at her home on North Main Street, was taken to near Chattanooga for burial.  She was 19 years old and has been sick a long time.  (Mound City)

Alice Shanklin, colored, died Tuesday and was buried Wednesday in the Ullin Cemetery.  She had a policy in the Metropolitan Life for $200.

Mr. Harris, the insurance man, was up from Mound City Friday and settled the claim of Alice Shanklin (deceased).

Mrs. James McManus was summoned to Memphis yesterday by the death of her brother, Thomas Cleary.  Mrs. McManus was accompanied by her aunt, Mrs. John Crehan.

The funeral of Ralph Gatton, who was killed by the cars Monday, was largely attended.  The Congregational church was crowded.  Rev. W. R. Moses conducted the funeral services.  (Mounds)

Thursday, 21 Mar 1907:

The grand jury, which is in session at Mayfield, Ky., returned a verdict yesterday against Ben Parker, a Mayfield hotel keeper, charging him with the murder of an unknown man and of setting fire to his home and hotel, all of which happened about a month ago.

The case has created considerable excitement at Mayfield.


Mrs. Scheller, of 620 Douglas Street, Run Down at Tenth Street Crossing
And Stopping to Pick up Her Hat Which Had Blown off the Engine Struck Her.

Mrs. Lizzie Scheller, of No. 620 Douglas Street, was seriously injured this morning by being struck by the Fulton passenger train on the Illinois Central Railroad.

Mrs. Scheller was returning from the cottonwoods where she went to gather wood at 9:10 this morning, and was crossing the track on the Mississippi levee, at Tenth Street, when the train, which was entering the city, struck her.  The woman is said to be hard of hearing, and as the trains run very rapidly upon the levee track, she did not hear the sound of the whistle or the noise of the approach of the train, and it slipped upon her before she was aware of its approach.  She had crossed the track when her hat blew off and turning back to pick up her hat, she was struck by the engine.  The engine struck her upon her hip and her body was hurled to the bottom of the embankment.  The train stopped as soon as possible and she was picked up by the train crew and taken to the depot, and from there taken to her home.  She was conscious when picked up and complained of pain in her back and head.

The shock of the accident evidently dazed her, for she seemed unable to remember that she had been out to the cottonwoods.

It is not believed that the accident will prove fatal, although Mrs. Scheller's age is against her.

Mrs. Scheller lived with her son, Fred Scheller, who is employed by the Vehicle Supply Company.

Friday, 22 Mar 1907:

Young Man, While Intoxicated, Created Disturbance on Thirteenth Street
And After Killing Officer Fled to Bridge Junction Where He Boarded Train—Brought Back Today

             One of the most terrible tragedies in Cairo’s history and one in which two prominent and highly esteemed young men are involved, occurred last night about 10 o’clock, when Marvin Boren, while under the influence of liquor, fatally stabbed P. J. Doud, a Cairo police officer.

The crime was committed on Thirteenth Street, where Boren in company with Sam Perce, had created a disturbance.

Officer Doud had been summoned and was in the discharge of his duty when he met his death.  The officer had attempted to arrest Boren, who resisted and drawing his knife, stabbed Doud several times in the abdomen.  Boren and Perce then fled.  Perce gave himself up at the police station a short time after and Boren was captured at Fulton, Ky., this morning, where he was taken off Illinois Central passenger No. 203, which he boarded at Cairo Junction, and was brought back to this city and placed in the city jail.

The deceased officer was a new man on the force, having been appointed only a few months ago by Mayor Parsons.  He was very popular among his friends of whom he had a large number.  He possessed a quiet disposition and was a conscientious man, loyal to his relatives and friends and always faithful in the discharge of his duties, being an exemplary officer.

             Mr. Doud was 32 years of age and was born in Ireland.  He was a cousin of P. A. Doud, the well-known grocer of Twelfth and Walnut, and a brother of Mrs. William Ryan, of Fourth Street.  He was unmarried.  Prior to his appointment on the police force, the deceased was employed as a driver for the Armour Packing Company.

             After he was cut, the officer fell to the sidewalk, the blood gushing from the wounds, which Boren had inflicted.  He was carried into one of the houses on the street, here he was attended by Dr. Fields, whose office is only a block away.  Dr. McManus was notified and arrangements were made at once to convey the wounded man to the infirmary and Dr. Grinstead also notified to be in attendance.

Upon examination at the infirmary, it was found that two ugly cuts had been made in the abdomen, from which the intestines protruded, and these in some places had been badly lacerated.  The physicians realized that there was no hope for the officer to recover.  He sank rapidly and passed away at 11:46 p.m. about an hour and three quarters after the crime had been committed.

The deceased was conscious almost to the last moment and was able to answer some questions put to him by those at his bedside.  He gave a perfect description of Boren and his companion, Sam Perce, although he did not know them.

Marvin Boren has been employed as a switchman for the Illinois Central for several years. He is a young man about 27 years old and has a wife and a little child about a year and a half old.  His wife was formerly Miss Inez Winter, daughter of William Winter and a niece of Ex-Mayor Claude Winter.  Boren has always borne a good reputation and was highly esteemed by all who knew him, but he is said to be quick tempered and quite quarrelsome when under the influence of liquor.

Sam Perce, who was in company with Boren, has also been in the employ of the Illinois Central as a switchmen, the two men working together on the day transfer between Cairo and Mounds.  Perce is a young man about 26 or 27 years of age and is unmarried.  He is a brother of Misses Anna and Nellie Perce and Mrs. J. W. Gholson.

The coroner’s inquest was held this afternoon in the council chamber.

The jury was composed of the following:  John Snyder, George Spence, W. F. Smith, Hal Sullivan, Patrick Purcell and Otto Fahr.

The first witness to be examined was Alice Pharam, landlady at No. 235 Thirteenth Street.  She stated that Boren had visited her house and was under the influence of liquor.  She stated that Boren had quarreled with one of the girls and had told her (Alice) that if she called a policeman he (Boren) would beat the officer to death and then beat her.

She stated that Officer Doud had asked Boren to come away.  Boren refused and struck Officer Doud in the face, when the latter attempted to take hold of Boren.  A fight ensued in which several blows were passed.  The witness stated that Boren struck at the officer’s abdomen.  She said she did not see Boren have a knife in his possession.  Witness stated that Officer Doud used his club after Boren assaulted him and said she heard Boren call to Perce and ask if he wasn’t going to help him (Boren).  Perce then jumped onto the officer.  She stated that the officer finally fell upon the sidewalk and Boren and Perce then fled.

Pearl Spencer, an inmate in Alice Pharom’s house, was the next witness to be examined. She stated that Boren and Perce resisted arrest and that Boren had said to the officer:  “Cut that out, Mr. Policeman, before I kill you.”  She stated that they came to blows and she heard the policeman say:  “I don’t want to kill you,” after which he reeled and fell.  Witness stated that Boren had been quarrelsome in the house before the trouble with the officer.

The next witness to testify as Wanda Lambert.  She stated that Boren had commenced quarreling the minute he entered the house.  He pushed one of the girls out of his way and asked her if she wanted to fight.  The landlady interfered and witness stated Boren told the landlady to call a policeman if she wanted to, that he would whip any policeman that tried to take him.  Witness stated that after Boren had struck the officer, the latter said:  “Stop that boys, I don’t want to shoot you.”

Roxie Summers, an inmate of No. 233 Thirteenth Street, then testified.  She stated that Boren had forced his way into No. 233 and commenced to swear and fuss.  Witness stated she saw a knife in Boren’s hand.  The rest of her testimony corroborated with that of the preceding witness.

Daisy Parks was then examined.  She stated she did not witness the trouble.  She was then excused.

Marie Holland was the next witness.  Her testimony was about the same as that of the others.

Dr. Fields was next to testify.  He stated that he had received a hurry call from No. 235 Thirteenth Street to attend Officer Doud who had been cut.  He said that Doud had been stabbed in both the right and left sides of his abdominal region and that the wounds were very serious.  The doctor stated that the officer had said that he could have shot the men, but that he didn’t want to.

The deceased was a member of St. Patrick’s Church, of the Knights of Columbus and the Ancient Order of Hibernians.

Sam Perce was then examined.  Perce stated that he did not care to make a statement.

Marvin Boren, the defendant, was then brought before the jury.  Boren stated that all the statement he had to make was the wound upon his head.  Boren stated that the officer struck him three times before he (Boren) struck the officer.  Boren stated in answer to a question by Juror Snyder, that he did not accompany the officer, because he knew of no reason why he should go with him

The case then went to the jury at 3:45 o’clock.

After the tragedy, Boren hurried to Cairo Junction, where he boarded No. 203.  It is said that Operator Tooley in the tower at the junction flagged the train to enable Boren to get aboard, as the train usually passes the junction at too great a speed to allow anyone to get on or off.  Sergeant Cowell and Officer Thooman visited the junction and asked the operator if he had seen Boren.  He stated that he had not.

Mrs. Boren is nearly prostrated over the terrible affair and is said to be in a serious condition.

Saturday, 23 Mar 1907:
Passed Away Last Night—Mrs. Susie Thomas, of No. 2112 Poplar Street, died last night at 11:05 o'clock after an illness of one week.  Mrs. Thomas was born in Barlow, Ky., and came to Cairo when seven years old.  She was adopted by Mrs. Carmody, of Division Street, where she made her home until her marriage about six years ago.  Since that time she has lived in this city part of the time and part of the time in the country, returning to this city lately.  The deceased was about 21 years of age and is survived by her husband and two children, one aged three and the other one week old.  Her husband is employed by the Illinois Central railroad.  The funeral will be tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock and the remains will be taken to Villa Ridge.

Returned Verdict Late Friday Evening Holding Them to Grand Jury
Where They Will Be Held without Bond until Discharged by Due Process of Law.

Late last evening the coroner's jury appointed to inquire into the death of Police Officer P. J. Doud, returned a verdict finding Marvin Boren guilty of the death of Doud and Sam Perce, an accessory.  The young men were accordingly taken to the county jail and locked up.

The verdict of the jury is as follows:

"We the undersigned jurors, sworn to inquire into the death of Patrick J. Doud, on oath do find that he came to his death by stab wounds in the right and left sides of the abdomen, by some sharp instrument held in the hands of Marvin Boren, while resisting arrest by Police Office Patrick J. Doud., deceased.

"We further believe to the best of our knowledge from the evidence given that one Sam Perce is an accessory.

"We further find that the aforesaid Marvin Boren and Sam Perce were not justified in the act and we therefore recommend that the aforesaid Marvin Boren and Sam Perce be held until discharged by due process of law.

"We further find that this act was done on the south side of Thirteenth Street near Poplar in the City of Cairo, County of Alexander and State of Illinois, about 10 o'clock p.m., March 21st, A. D. 1907."
John Snyder (foreman)
Patrick J. Purcell
William Smith
George W. Spence
Otto J. Fahr
H. M. Sullivan

The coroner’s inquest was held Friday afternoon in the council chamber.
Funeral of Late Officer.

The funeral of the late officer will be held Sunday afternoon at St. Patrick's Church.  Funeral cortege will leave residence of Mrs. William Ryan, sister of deceased, of No. 320 Fourth Street, at 1:30 o'clock for the church.  Interment will take place at Villa Ridge cemetery.

The deceased was a devoted member of St. Patrick’s Church.  He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus and the ancient Order of Hibernians.

Mr. Doud was born in Donegal County, Ireland, in December 1862, and was 35 years of age at the time of his death.  He came to America when16 years of age, about 22 years ago, and had been a resident of Cairo most of this time.

The deceased was a brother of Mrs. William Ryan and Miss Katie Doud, the latter a saleslady at Gazzola's confectionery store.  He was a cousin of P. A. Doud, the groceryman.  He also had other relatives in this city.

The members of the city council, the police force, and other city officials will attend the funeral in a body, and the city hall has been ordered draped with mourning for thirty days, in respect of the deceased.
In the loss of Mr. Doud, the city has lost a valuable and efficient officer, who was ever faithful in the performance of his duty.

Officer Doud is the second Cairo police officer to have been murdered, the other being Officer Dunker, who was killed on Thirteenth Street about fifteen or sixteen years ago.

(William P. Ryan married Ellen Dowd on 11 Jan 1893, in Alexander Co., Ill.  His marker in Calvary Cemetery at Villa Ridge reads:  Patrick J. Doud Died March 22, 1907, Aged 37 Years.  Catherine Doud.—Darrel Dexter)

Died—Patrick J. Doud, Thursday, March 21, 1907, 11:46 p.m.  Aged 35 years.  Funeral services will be held at St. Patrick's Church Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock.  Funeral train will leave foot of Fourteenth Street at 2:45 p.m. for Villa Ridge cemetery.  Friends of family invited to attend.

Tuesday, 26 Mar 1907:
Long Procession of Friends Followed Remains to the Grave

The funeral of the late P. J. Doud, who died from wounds inflicted by Marvin Boren, was held Sunday afternoon and was very largely attended, a long procession of the relatives and friends of the deceased, following the remains to the grave.

The services were held at St. Patrick’s Church, which was crowded with friends of the deceased to do honor for the last time on earth of this noble man and officer.

Father Downey conducted the services and paid a high tribute to the life of the deceased.

The remains were interred in Villa Ridge cemetery.

The floral offerings were very profuse and were very beautiful.  There were several large pieces from the orders of which deceased was a member and from the city.

It required five coaches and a baggage car to accommodate the crowd.

The funeral was under the direction of the Knights of Columbus and Ancient Order of Hibernians, of which deceased had been a member and these orders turned out in a body.  The police force of the city in uniform, headed by Chief Egan, were active pallbearers, and guards of honor, and his Honor Mayor Parsons and the aldermen in carriages headed the cortege.  Many hundreds of citizens not members of these bodies followed the hearse.

Wednesday, 27 Mar 1907:

Ullin, Ill., March 27.—A body found floating in Cache on the Illinois Central right of way near this place has been identified as that of Walter Claypool, who had been peddling a patented article here.  It is thought he formerly lived in Bowling Green, Ky., and several persons heard him speak of having two daughters in Butler County, Mo., and two sons living in Kansas City.

The authorities here have been unable to reach any of his relatives regarding the disposition of the body.

Thursday, 28 Mar 1907:
Conductor's Son Killed—Tuesday evening at Henderson, Ky., the 19-year-old son of Conductor Ingram of the Mobile & Ohio was run over by the cars and killed.

Found Body of Dick Grace—A fisherman below Memphis found the body of Dick Grace of East Cairo, who was drowned from a skiff December 27th, 1906, while intoxicated.  The men who found the body tied it to the bank and notified the coroner, but before an inquest could be held, the bank caved in, burying the body.  The body will be uncovered as soon as the water goes down and an inquest will be held.

Mrs. John Powers, of this place (Villa Ridge), was called to Memphis last Sunday by the sudden death of her brother, William.

Died, at her home March 22, Mrs. Hurston, age 87 years.  She leaves two sons, three daughters and several grandchildren to mourn her loss.  Interment in the Hazelwood Cemetery.  (Elco)

(She was buried beside her husband, John Hurston, in Hazlewood Cemetery near Elco. Her marker reads:  Malinda Hurston Born July 16, 1821 Died March 22, 1907.  Mother at Rest.—Darrel Dexter)

George Shanklin received $200 from the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company last week being settlement in full of the policy his daughter had in that company.  (Ullin)

James Lackey attended the funeral of Hamilton Aldred, near Pulaski, last Wednesday.  Deceased was one of the oldest settlers in the county and was 64 years old.

Last Sunday about noon, Ben Anderson, while coming to town up the railroad discovered something in the back water below town that caused him to investigate.  He secured a skiff and went out to the floating object and found it to be a man.  P. W. Thompson was notified and a coroner's jury was held over the body.  There was nothing about the body to prove its identity.  The body evidently had been in the water several days.  He was well dressed and several potatoes found upon his person.  A few days ago a man was in Ullin selling a patent potato cutting machine and the body resembled this man very much.  Deceased was 5 ½ feet, gray hair, clean shaved, except a stab mustache and appeared to be about 50 years old.  He was buried on the right of way near where the body was found.  (Ullin)

Friday, 29 Mar 1907:
Mr. George Bride, a well-known and popular farmer residing three miles northeast of Villa Ridge, died Thursday of pneumonia.  He was about 52 years of age and leaves a wife and five small children.  Mrs. Bride is a sister of the Britton brothers, of this city (Mound City), Mounds, and Pulaski.

             (George S. Bride married Ida S. Britton on 25 Mar 1890, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

Saturday, 30 Mar 1907:

Died, Mrs. D. M. Hart, of Evansville, Ind., aged 56 years.  Interment at Villa Ridge cemetery Monday afternoon.  Funeral services will be held at the residence of Mrs. Eva Kohler, No. 1707 Commercial Avenue at 1:30 o'clock.  Friends of the family are invited to attend.

Bulletin please copy.


One of Cairo's old residents, Mrs. David M. Hart, died yesterday at her home in Evansville, Ind., after an illness of three weeks.

The deceased was 53 years old and born in Germany, coming to the United States when quite young.  She resided in Cairo several years, but moved away recently.  She is survived by a husband and two sisters, Mrs. Kate Eichoff and Mrs. Eva Kohler, both of this city.  The former received a message that she was critically ill and went to her bedside.

The remains will be brought to Cairo and will be buried at Villa Ridge Monday.  Notice of funeral will be found elsewhere in this issue.

(Henry Eichoff married Katie Foehr on 19 Mar 1871, in Union Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

The funeral of the late George Bride occurred Friday evening at the Methodist church at Villa Ridge, Rev. Campbell officiating.  (Mounds)

Monday, 1 Apr 1907:

Paducah, Ky., April 1.—Capt. James Carroll, aged 73 years, who for over 50 years was one of the most widely known ship carpenters in Paducah, died at Memphis, Tenn., late Friday afternoon of general debility.  Capt. Carroll a year ago moved to Memphis and enjoyed good health until a few weeks ago.  He always made his home on the south side of Paducah and was well known to the pioneer citizens of that section.

There is not a boat builder in the city who had any more friends than Capt. Carroll and dozens of them today attended the funeral.

Captain Carroll is survived by a daughter, Miss Zella Carroll, and several relatives in Paducah.  His daughter lived with him in Memphis.

Woman Struck by Train on March 21st at Last Succumbs.

Mrs. Lizzie Sheeler died last night at St. Mary's Infirmary at 9 o’clock from injuries sustained several days ago by being struck by the Fulton passenger train on the Illinois Contrail Railroad Thursday, March 21st.

Mrs. Sheeler was 65 years of age.  Her husband, Frederick Sheeler, died 16 years ago.

Two children survive her, Mrs. N. A. DeVore, of Vicksburg, formerly Miss Lucy Sheeler, and Fred Sheeler, who is employed at the Vehicle Supply Company.

Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at Mrs. Falconer's establishment at 1:30 p.m.  Remains will be taken to Beech Grove.

Rev. Armstrong will officiate at the funeral.

Tuesday, 2 Apr 1907:
H. M. Britt and A. J. Britt of Olmsted, were in Mound City yesterday attending county court in the interest of the estate of his brother, Grant Britt, who was drowned about two months ago.

Mrs. Millie D. Sneed, of this city (Mound City), died early Sunday morning and the remains were taken to Hillerman, Ill., for burial.  She leaves a husband and two children, the youngest an infant of only a day or two old.

At 11 p.m. Easter Sunday occurred the death of Mrs. Earl, mother of Mrs. George B. Howard, at her home on Main Street.  Mrs. Earl was an old resident of Mound City.  She was born in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, in 1845 and came to Mound City with her family in 1884, where she engaged in mercantile business and has been here ever since.  She is well known in the business houses in Cairo.  She had been in ill health for the past three years, but had been confined to her bed about three months.  Four children survive her, Mrs. Mary Ford, of Ravenwood, W. Va., Charles T. Chawson, of Missouri, Miss Margaret Lux, of Caruthersville, Mo., and Mrs. George B. Howard, of this city.  Burial took place at Beech Grove Cemetery.


Harrisburg, Ill., April 2.—On recommendation of the coroner’s jury, Oscar Rude Jr., Levy Sunson, Charles Rice, and Jesse Summers, were arrested and placed in jail without bail charged with being implicated with Oscar Rude, Sr., marshal of Gaskins City in the murder of John W. Clary, a merchant of this city, who was beaten to death Saturday night.  Before Mr. Clary died, he gave the above names of the parties as his assailants, which were made known at the inquest.  Mr. Clary was buried today.


Metropolis, Ill., April 2.—Capt. Millard McCawley was shot and killed at Brookport, Ill., yesterday afternoon.  McCawley had been off on a trip and coming home yesterday had trouble with his wife, gave her a whipping and threatened to kill Daily Crouch, her stepson.  This afternoon he went to Crouch's house and broke in the door, when he was shot to death.  McCawley was for years pilot on the steamer Cowling and a prominent river man.

(Millard McCawley married Annie Tucker Couch on 15 Jul 1898, in Massac Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)


Metropolis, Ill., April 2.—Frank McCabe, a young man about 22 years old and a resident of Paducah, was found in the Ohio opposite this city by Scott Murphy, a fisherman.  He was identified by pictures found in his pockets of people residing here, also by a ring on his finger belonging to a young woman of Paducah.  McCabe had been missing since March 24, having gone on the excursion to Cairo to see the gunboat Wasp.  One eye was knocked out and foul play is suspected.  The body was taken to Paducah on the steamer Dick Fowler tonight.

Passed Away this Morning after Illness since Saturday.

The people of Cairo were shocked to learn today of the death of Mrs. John C. Gholson, which occurred at her home on Park Avenue at 7:30 o'clock this morning.

She had only been ill a few days and her death was the result of an attack of pneumonia, which developed a weakness of her heart.

Mrs. Gholson had just returned from Chicago where she had been visiting her daughter, Mrs. Glendale Morgan, who is a patient in a hospital there.  Saturday night she was taken ill.  Her end was peaceful.

Mrs. Sarber was 42 years of age and was a native of LaPorte, Ind.  Her first husband, with whom she came to this city, died on May 19, 1899.  He was superintendent of the Singer factory here.  She later married John C. Gholson, who survives her with three children by her first husband, Mrs. Glendale Morgan, Mrs. Louis Waldschmidt, and John Sarber.

Mrs. Gholson was an active church worker, a valuable member of the choir, and her absence from the Cairo Baptist Church will be greatly missed.

The arrangements for the funeral had not been made this afternoon.

(John C. Gholson married Mary F. Sarber on 3 Sep 1900, in Alexander Co., Ill.  A marker in Cairo City Cemetery at Villa Ridge read:  Joseph L. Sarber Born July 1, 1851 Died May 19, 1899.—Darrel Dexter)


We desire to express our heartfelt thanks to the friends who so kindly ministered to us in our affliction on the death of our wife and sister, Mrs. D. M. Hart, and for the expressions of sympathy which were.
D. M. Hart
Mrs. Eva Kohler
Mrs. Kate Eichoff

Wednesday, 3 Apr 1907:
Mrs. W. E. Edmunds Died of Paralysis at 1:30 O'clock

Mrs. W. E. Edmunds, who was strick with paralysis last Thursday evening, died this morning at 1:35 at her home on Third Street.  Mrs. Edmunds was born in New York in 1844 and was 62 years of age.  Her husband and two sons, Fred H. and W. T. Edmunds, survive her.  Mrs. Edmunds was married in Centralia, after which they came to Cairo and have lived here twenty years.

Funeral services will be held at the house Thursday evening.  Rev. Armstrong will officiate and the remains will be taken Friday morning to Centralia for burial.

(William E. Edmunds married Elizabeth Taylor on 29 Aug 1866, in Marion Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

Mrs. Anthony George died at her home near Wetaug last week.  She was eighty-five years of age and had become stone blind several months before her death.  She was buried at Mt. Pisgah graveyard last Monday.  (Curry)

(John T. Benton married Mrs. Frona Hoffner, daughter of Anthony George and Louisa Augustine, on 26 Feb 1899, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  Her marker in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery near Wetaug reads:  Louesa George Born Feb. 2, 1820 Died March 29, 1907 Aged 87 Years, 1 Month, & 27 Days  We cannot tell who next may fall, Beneath thy chastening rod.  One must be first, but let us all, Prepare to meet our God.—Darrel Dexter)


The funeral services of Mrs. John C. Gholson will be held at her late residence, 2515 Park Avenue, at 1:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon.  Friends desirous of viewing the remains may do so until 12 o'clock.

Thursday, 4 Apr 1907:

Cape Girardeau, Mo., April 4.—Captain John L. Anglois, for many years prominently connected with the river traffic on the Mississippi and Ohio rivers, died here late Tuesday night of paralysis, aged 70 years.

During the war he ran an independent packet between St. Louis and Memphis and later went with the Anchor line, with which he remained until 1899.  His last service was on the City of New Orleans, which ran between St. Louis and New Orleans.  He was purser on the Gold Dust, which blew up in the early eighties, just north of Hickman, Ky., and received injuries from which he was a long time recovering.


Funeral services over all that was mortal of the late Mrs. J. C. Gholson were held this afternoon at the family residence and the remains were taken to Villa Ridge cemetery for interment.  The funeral was largely attended and the flowers were most beautiful.  The pallbearers were T. H. Haynes, John Parham, Robert Stapleton, James Cox, A. F. Staehle, and C. H. Thompson.

Mrs. Ella Halleberg received news this morning of the death of her 13-year-old daughter, Lottie Louise, who has been living with relatives in Chamita, N. M., for the past three years.  The remains are en route here (Mound City) and will arrive Friday morning.

Mr. George Bride died at his home last Thursday, March 28.  He had been ill about ten days with an attack of pneumonia.  He leaves a wife and six children.  The funeral services were held at Liberty Church and interment at that place.  (Villa Ridge)

Mr. George W. Bride, one of our most respected citizens, well known to Cairo people, died here (Villa Ridge) last week and was buried at the Liberty Cemetery, leaving a wife and five children.  He was born July 3, 1851, at Rochester, Vermont, and moved to California before coming to Pulaski County.  He married Miss Ida Brittain March 26, 1890.  The date of his death was March 28, 1907.

A daughter of Mr. Edmunds, (colored), living east of town (Ullin), died Saturday and was buried in Ullin Cemetery Monday afternoon.  She was insured in the Metropolitan Life and Foresters to amount to $255.

Mr. and Mrs. John Pool, living west of town (Ullin), lost their little 10-month-old baby last Thursday.  Funeral took place Friday afternoon.  Services in the Methodist church conducted by Mrs. Cecil in absence of Rev. Kirkman.  Interment made in Ullin Cemetery.  The bereaved ones have the sympathy of all their friends in this sad hour.

Friday, 5 Apr 1907:

Top of Form

Of Passenger Train No. 3 on Illinois Central Last Night
Engine Rolled Down Embankment Crushing Fireman—Passengers and Crew Injured

Passenger train No. 3, which left Cairo at 7:15 o’clock last evening, was wrecked in the yards at DuQuoin last night at 10 o’clock and Fireman Walter Kemp was instantly killed, while several of the passengers and train crew were injured.  It was a rear-end collision and occurred at the south yards of the Illinois Central there.  Owing to a misunderstanding of signals, the Chicago passenger crashed into a coal train, which was switching on the main tack.  Engineer Hill leaped when the trains collided and escaped with a few bruises, which will not result seriously.  Amos Carter, of Omro, Wis., a passenger sustained a severe gash in the forehead.  Several passengers in the Pullman were badly shaken up, though none received serious injuries.

The passenger engine rolled over an embankment, carrying Fireman Kemp, who was not found until sometime later, pinioned beneath the tender.  He was terribly scalded and bruised and, no doubt, was killed outright.  He was married and resided at Centralia.  Several cars of coal in the rear of the freight were sent to the bottom of the embankment, a total loss.  The mail car, next to the engine, was crossing on the main track, though fortunately none of the mail clerks suffered serious injury.

Mrs. John Heidger and daughters, Misses Nettie and Clara, went to Centralia this morning to attend the funeral of the late Mrs. W. E. Edmunds. 


The Olmsted correspondent of the Mound City Enterprise says:

Uncle John Hogan, of Cairo, came up this morning and walked up to his boyhood home some two miles north of town to take measurements of the graves of his father and mother, preparatory to erecting a nice iron fence around the graves.  The fence posts to be set in concrete.  Uncle John and his brother, Col. Dan Hogan, formerly of Mound City, are having the work done jointly.  We were glad to meet Uncle John, as he is an old landmark of this vicinity and it carries us back to boyhood days when Uncle and Aunt Hogan lived on the little farm where now lies their forms mouldering in silent dust.  The two subjects of this sketch were two loveable old people.  How well the writer remembers what a treat it used to be to visit them.  They tried to make everyone happy while in their home and especially the little boys and girls.


Mrs. Katherine Sutter died yesterday afternoon at the home of her niece, Mrs. Thomas Bechdel, of Center and Cedar streets, after a week's illness.

She was born in Germany, May 11th, 1840.  Her husband died twenty years ago and her children are dead, her nearest surviving relatives are several nieces.  They are Mrs. Thomas Bechdel, Mrs. W. A. Steagala, Miss Lou Kaderil, of Cairo, and Mrs. William Edmunds, of Mt. Carmel, Mrs. Catherine Bryan, of Carey, Miss., and Mrs. C. Nooman, of St. Louis.

The deceased was a member of the Lutheran Church.

The funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at the residence of her niece, Mrs. Thomas Bechdel, at 1:30.  Interment at Villa Ridge.

(Thomas Bechdel married Katie Kaderle on 15 Apr 1891, in Alexander Co., Ill.  W. A Steagala married Rosa Smith on 20 Nov 1884, in Johnson Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

Died, Sunday, March 31, 1907, at her home four miles southeast of Dongola, Mrs. Amy Lingle, wife of Mr. Monroe Lingle, age about 72 years.  Interment in the Mt. Zion Cemetery Tuesday, April 2.

(Monroe G. W. Lingle married Amy Beaver on 24 Aug 1852, in Union Co., Ill.  Her marker in Mt. Zion Cemetery near Dongola reads:  Amy wife of Monroe Lingle Born May 6, 1835 Died March 30, 1907 Aged 71 Ys., 10 Ms., & 24 Ds.  As a wife, devoted.  As a mother, affectionate.  As a friend, ever kind and true.—Darrel Dexter)

Died, Saturday, March 30, 1907, at her home three miles west of Dongola, Mrs. Louisa George, age 87 years, 4 months and 7 days.  Interment at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery, Monday, April 1.

Saturday, 6 Apr 1907:
Miss Anastasia Darmody Died at Her Home on Upper Washington

Miss Anatasia Darmody, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Darmody, of 2214 Washington Avenue, passed away at 7:20 this morning after an illness off several months.  She had been ill for months and had visited St. Louis, where she remained for nine weeks.  A short time ago her mother went to St. Louis to bring her home and has been better at times and worse at others.

The deceased is survived by her father and mother, two sisters, Mrs. Frank Rush and Miss Mary Darmody, and six brothers, George, Edward, Thomas, Jr., William, Richard, and Robert, all of whom reside in Cairo.

Miss Darmody was a member of St. Joseph's Church.  The funeral will be held Monday morning at 8:30 with high mass and the interment will be at Villa Ridge.

The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. George Hoopaw, who live on Railroad Street, died Tuesday evening and was taken to New Liberty for burial Friday.  (Mound City)

(George Hoopaw, 26, bon in Pulaski Co., Ill., son of Thomas Hoopaw and Amelia Jobs, married Mrs. Irma Price, 25, born in Boyed Co., Ky., daughter of John L. Staten and Malica Beck, on 30 Nov 1899, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

Mr. E. Chisholm, of this place (Villa Ridge) was stricken with paralysis last Saturday.  His entire left side is involved.  He had two other attacks some time since, but they were so light he said nothing of them.  He is a widower, his wife having died some two years ago, and he has only two little children at home, his daughters having married recently.  One of them is at his bedside caring for him.

A prominent colored man named Charles Cross died here (Villa Ridge) last week of consumption.

Mrs. Sigerl was called Monday to the bedside of her mother.  (Cache)

Died, Thursday, March 28, at their home, a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Pool, age 10 months.  Interment in the Ullin Cemetery Friday.  (Elco)

Mrs. Bennett, wife of Capt. Fred Bennett, received word yesterday of the death of her father, Mr. Gaskins, at Nine Mile, Ohio, near Cincinnati.  Death came very suddenly, as the result of heart trouble.  Mrs. Bennett left this morning to attend the funeral.

Held Funeral Today—The funeral of the late Mrs. Katherine Sutter, was held this afternoon at the residence of her niece, Mrs. Thomas Bechdel, conducted by Rev. C. H. Armstrong.  The remains were taken to Villa Ridge for interment.

Prominent Colored Man Dead—Henry McNeice, a prominent colored man, died on March 31st, after an illness of only a week.  He leaves a widow and brother.

Rev. I. A. Humberd left Sunday evening for Flora, Ind., in response to a message announcing the death of his father, Samuel W. Humberd, which occurred at that place Saturday at 5 o'clock p.m.  He had been seriously ill for the past week or ten days.  He was 67 years of age and is survived by a wife, five daughters, Mesdames Welty, Flora, Clark, Robinson and Walker, and two sons, John Humberd, of Flora, Ind., and Rev. I, A, Humberd of this place (Mound City).

After a journey of four long sad days and nights, Mrs. Halleberg and Mrs. Myers and her little son, arrived Saturday night with the body of Lottie Louise Helleberg, who died last Tuesday at Chamita, Mexico.  The funeral was held at the Episcopal Church Sunday afternoon and was largely attended.  The Episcopal burial service was carried out very impressively, both at the church and at the cemetery, Rev. Juny officiating.  Besides her aunts and grandmother, with whom she had lived for the past two years or more and who had learned to love her dearly for her many amiable qualities, she is survived by her mother, Mrs. Ella Helleberg, one sister, Gussie, and two brothers, Fred and John, who have the sympathy of all their friends in this their great sorrow.  (Mound City)

Tuesday, 9 Apr 1907:
Mrs. Georgia Bagby died at her home in Olmsted April 5.  She has been sick for the past few months with that dreadful disease consumption.  She leaves four little children to mourn her loss, three little boys and one little girl, age 3.  Her husband, Mr. Harry Bagby, was drowned some time ago in the Olmsted Creek.  Her remains were taken to Grand Chain for interment to be laid beside her mother and father.

Hon. Henry Sticher, brother of the late Frederick Sticher, died at his home in Yates Center, Kan., yesterday.  He was a prominent lawyer and a member of the Kansas legislature.  His wife, two sons and a daughter survive him.

Wednesday, 10 Apr 1907:
Glendale Morgan, who was called here by the death of Mrs. Morgan's mother, the late Mrs. John C. Gholson, has returned to Chicago.  Mrs. Morgan will remain here two weeks.

Thursday, 11 Apr 1907:
Died at her home in Olmsted Friday April 5, Mrs. Georgia Bagby after a lingering illness of consumption.  She leaves four children ranging in age from three years up to twelve years now without father or mother.  The husband and father having been drowned some three years ago in attempting to cross the treacherous creek here after a heavy rain.  The unpleasant feeling existing between Mrs. Bagby and her relatives while living was not removed by death, which makes indeed a sad lot for the little orphans.  She was married at Grand Chain Saturday, the 6th.

An old colored man by the name of Bennett died at his home south of town (Ullin) Sunday.  He was a pensioner of the Civil War. 

Robert P. Owens passed away Wednesday.  His death has long been expected.  He left a widow and three children.  He was buried at Jonesboro.  (Sandusky)

             (His marker in Jonesboro Cemetery reads:  Robert P. Owen Born Dec. 5, 1848 Died April 3, 1907.  Sarah I. Owen Born Sept. 4, 1854 Died Sept. 18, 1895.—Darrel Dexter)

Friday, 12 Apr 1907:
Wade Brown Drops Pistol and Bullet Enters Back of Fugitive's Head

Hickman, Ky., April 12.—While arresting Harrison Bolling, 19 years old, a bootlegger, in the bottoms several miles from this city, Wednesday night, Wade Brown, deputy United States marshal, shot Bolling through the back of the head, killing him instantly.  Marshal Brown is on his way back to Paducah with the sheriff of this county.  Several bootleggers have been operating in the vicinity of Blue Pond and Marshal Brown has been rounding them up.  That night he captured Bolling.  The lad broke away as the marshal was handcuffing him and Brown drew his pistol, intending to fire over the head of the fugitive.  As he did so the marshal stumbled and dropped his pistol.  It was discharged, the ball entering the back of Bolling's head, killing him instantly.

Saturday, 13 Apr 1907:
William Perkins, a colored man, well known in Mounds, died here Friday morning after an illness of two weeks of typhoid fever.

Edward Maley has received a dispatch saying that Mrs. Susan Johnson, of Evansville, Ind., sister of Mrs. Maley, of this city, died last night at 9:30.  Mrs. Maley was at her sister's bedside several days before her death.  She is survived by her husband and several children.

Monday, 15 Apr 1907:
Former Cairo Liveryman Succumbs at St. Mary's Infirmary Early This Morning.

John Stoltz, aged 35 years, died at St. Mary's Infirmary at 4:30 o'clock this morning after a lingering illness of nearly two years.  His death was due to a complication of diseases.  The deceased was formerly engaged in the livery and transfer business in Cairo with the firm of Stoltz and Walters.  He formerly lived in Mound City, where he leaves a sister, Mrs. Frank Handley.  He is also survived by a brother, who resides at Hannibal, Mo., and two other sisters, who reside in Chicago and Louisville, Ky.  

The funeral will be held at the home of Mrs. Handley, Wednesday afternoon.  Services will be conducted by Rev. Juny of the Mound City Episcopal Church.  The interment will be made at Beech Grove Cemetery.  The deceased after his retirement from the livery business was employed as a bartender for a number of local saloons.  He was a member of the Cairo Bartenders’ Union.  He was well known and had hosts of friends in Cairo and Mound City, who will be deeply grieved to learn of his death.

Head of Order of Holy Cross Very Low with Pneumonia

Mother Augusta of the Order of the Holy Cross, is at the point of death at Notre Dame, Ind.  She is suffering from an attack of pneumonia, and as she is advanced in years, having reached 75, it is feared that she cannot recover.

She was once Sister Superior of St. Mary's Infirmary in this city and was afterward Mother General of the order.

Passed Away at His Home in Mattoon Buried Sunday

Judge Horace S. Clark, of Mattoon, well known in Cairo, died last Thursday night and the remains were buried Sunday with fitting honors.

Horace S. Clark was born in Huntsburg, Ohio, Aug. 12, 1840, and received his early education in the schools of that state.  In 1856 he moved to Kane County, Illinois, and a few years later immigrated to Iowa, where he taught school some time.

Later he returned to Ohio and studied law.  In 1861 he enlisted in Company E, 73rd Volunteers and served throughout the Civil War, gaining the commission of 1st lieutenant.

He came to Mattoon in 1865 and was admitted to the bar 1868, having practiced in that city until his death.

Judge Clark was a candidate for the Republican nomination for governor in 1896 and came to Cairo in the interest of his candidacy.

Terrible Deed of a Bardwell Lad Whose Purpose Was Robbery
Lad Attempted to Cover Up His Crime by Setting Fire to the House.

A dispatch to the Memphis Commercial Appeal from Bardwell, Ky., dated Saturday says:

Ed Stockton, aged about 17 years, shot and mortally wounded his uncle, Barlow Stockton, at the latter's home and then assaulted Mrs. Stockton, who came to her husband’s rescue, knocking her down with his rifle and covering his unconscious body with kerosene he set fire to the clothing.  The flames revived her, and she was enabled in some unaccountable manner to extinguish them, but not until she had been frightfully burned.  She lies at the home of a neighbor near here in a dying condition and her husband at the home of another with a like fate staring him in the face.  Young Stockton was arrested and placed in jail here today.  He will be released on bail and his preliminary trial held in a few days.

It was known that Barlow Stockton kept a lot of money at his house and it is supposed that the nephew went there with the intention of murdering his relatives and securing what sums he could find.  He did get $80 and the officers took $69.75 away from him.

The lad went to the home of his uncle about midnight and knocked for admission. Supposing that he came here to spend the night, as he was in the habit of doing, he was shown a room in the second story of the house.  Later on in the night, hearing a noise in the room, the uncle went up to make inquiry.  As he opened the door he was confronted by the boy, who threw his Marlin rifle down on him and shot him though the right lung.

Mrs. Stockton rushed to the assistance of her husband and tried to take the gun from the boy, but he was too strong for her and succeeded in beating her into unconsciousness.  They fought and struggled through the house and out into the yard, where she dropped from exhaustion and the merciless beating he had administered.  The boy then dragged her body into the house, poured kerosene on it and set it on fire, his intention evidently being to burn the house and inmates to cover up his crime.

Reviving she put out the flames and then made her way as best she could to a neighbors, where she told the story of the assault and robbery.  Her husband, meanwhile had gone to another neighbor’s house where he was put to bed and given surgical attention.

The boy's father William Stockton and Barlow Stockton are brothers, sons of Gilford Stockton, who resides near Bardwell and the family have borne the best of reputation.

Word was received yesterday by Foree Bath from Mr. Ben Price of Marion, Ill., that Mrs. Simon, aunt of Mrs. Price, had died there suddenly.  The remains were brought to Cairo today via Mobile and Ohio railroad and were taken to Columbus, Ky., for burial.  It is believed that she was stricken with apoplexy as she has had several mild attacks of that ailment.

Mrs. H. C. Steinel, of upper Washington, received the sad news yesterday of the death of her sister, Mrs. Julius Kruse, which occurred at her home in South Bend, Ind., yesterday afternoon, after a long period of ill health.  The deceased is survived by her husband and one child, her father, and another sister, all of whom reside in South Bend.  Mr. Stinel left for South Bend last night.

Tuesday, 16 Apr 1907:
Taylor Lacy Run Down and Instantly Killed Between Cairo and Davis
Negro Lamp Cleaner Hurled from Small Three-Wheeled Car with Terrific Force by Engine

Taylor Lacy, a negro lamp cleaner employed by the Mobile and Ohio railroad, was run down and killed by a special engine drawing the M. & O. pay car at 7:50 this morning between Cairo and Davis Junction.  The accident occurred near the point where the tracks cross the county road.

Lacy was on a three-wheeled car on his way to Davis to remove and clean the lamps in use on the interlocking switch plant.  The pay train was going in the same direction and in some manner Lacy did not hear it approaching.  The engineer did not see Lacy's car in time to stop his engine.

The engine crashed into the light car with terrific force and hurled it several feet from the track, completely wrecking it.  Lacy was instantly killed.

The body was brought to Cairo and taken to the establishment of Mrs. M. E. Feith.  Coroner McManus will conduct an inquest tomorrow morning.

Lacey was 45 years old and was married.  He resided with his family at 1408 Walnut Street.  For a number of years he was employed by the Big Four Railroad.

Wednesday, 17 Apr 1907:
A still born babe of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Unger last Sunday night.  (Olmsted)

Mrs. Henrietta Collins died Tuesday morning at the home of her son, John O. Edwards, in this city.  She was 67 years old and had lived in Mound City for the past 17 years.  She is survived by eight children, Mrs. Will Nichols, Memphis, Tenn.; Mrs. J. Bechel, Los Angeles, Cal.; Mrs. Ned Williams, of Mounds; W. H. Edwards, Memphis, Tenn.; Dolph Edwards, St. Louis, Mo.; John Otto and Claude Edwards, all of this city.  Funeral was held this afternoon at Methodist church, interment at Beech Grove Cemetery.

Mr. W. C. Edwards, of Memphis, Tenn., is in the city (Mound City), having been called here by the death of his mother, Mrs. Collins.

Thursday, 18 Apr 1907:
Killing of Taylor Lacy by I. C. Pay Train Was Unavoidable Says Jury

The coroner’s jury yesterday afternoon returned a verdict finding that the death of Taylor Lacy, the negro run down by an Illinois Central pay train between Cairo Junction and Davis Tuesday morning, was accidental and held no one responsible.

The testimony introduced at the inquest showed that Lacy was riding north on a three-wheeled car on his way to Davis to clean the lamps on the interlocking switch systems and that he did not hear the pay train approaching from behind, owing probably to the high wind and the noise made by his own car.
Engineer King swore that he saw a gang of section men on the track ahead of him and that he blew the whistle.  He also saw Lacy but supposed he was a member of the section crew and that he would get off the track with the rest of the men.  He said that when he saw Lacy had not heard his whistle that he tried to stop the train, but that it was too late.  A member of the section crew said that the hollered at Lacy, but that he evidently did not hear him.  Lacy was employed as a lamp cleaner for the Mobile and Ohio railroad.  His funeral was held today.

Mr. and Mrs. Adam Bourland and little daughter Ruth, were called to Cairo this week to see their daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Johnson who was ill.  Mrs. Johnson's infant son died and was brought to Concord Cemetery for burial.  (Ullin)

(Adam Bourland married Victorine Walters on 11 Nov 1880, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Deter)

A stillborn babe was born to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Unger last Sunday night.  (Olmsted)

Friday, 19 Apr 1907:
Old Time Conductor Dead—David Bacon, one of the leading citizens of Poplar Bluff, died Wednesday.  He was an old time Iron Mountain conductor and ran into Cairo for years.

Saturday, 20 Apr 1907:
Coat and Vest of P. H. Strawhun on River Bank But He Cannot Be Found
None of His Friends Knew That He Had Been in Cairo Yesterday Until Clothes Were Found Today

Was P. H. Strawhun, a general organizer for the American Federation of Labor, the victim of foul play?   Did he commit suicide, or is he still alive?  These are the questions that the entire Cairo police force has been trying to solve since early this morning when Strawhun's coat and vest were found on the trestle near the Barrett coal fleet below the Halliday Hotel by the watchman.  He immediately reported his find to police headquarters.

In the pockets of the coat were found a purse containing an Illinois Central railroad ticket from Cairo to Carbondale, which had been purchased today.  No money, but several papers, cards, receipts, etc. all bearing Strawhun's name were also found in the purse.  In another pocket was found a bank book, showing that on yesterday, the 19th, he had deposited $352.20 in the Murphysboro National Bank.

None of the union men upon whom Strawhun usually called when visiting the city saw him yesterday and were surprised to learn that he had been here.  The fact that the ticket bore yesterday's date and that the bank book showed a deposit made yesterday is proof that he evidently transacted business in Murphysboro in the morning and arrived here on an afternoon train and then purchased the ticket to Carbondale.

Chief of Police Egan is of the opinion that Strawhun committed suicide.  Had he met with foul play his coat and vest would not have been removed and placed on the trestle.  The fact, however, that Strawhun is known to have always carried a large sum of money on his person, but that he had made a deposit yesterday also tends to discredit the theory that he was slain for his money.

Strawhun is well known to the union men of Cairo and all southern Illinois.  He came here several weeks ago and assisted R. L. Finney, president of the Central Labor body in organizing several new unions.  He left on Saturday, April 13, for Murphysboro, where he made his headquarters.  Strawhun was also secretary of the Seventh Illinois District of United Mine Workers of Murphysboro.

Strawhun made a most favorable impression on the Cairo people he met while here.  He was quite intimate with Mr. Finney and told him that he did not have any living relatives.  He was unmarried.  He was a member of the Odd Fellows and Red Men orders and wore emblems of both organizations on the lapel of his coat.

Chief Egan in hopes of finding some clue that Strawhun might have returned to Murphysboro last night, after possibly having been robbed of his coat and vest, wired the chief of police there to know if he had returned.  Late this afternoon no answer had been received.
A description of Strawhun follows:
Age—About 40 years
Height—5 feet, 8 or 9 inches
Hair—Black, tinged with grey.  Large bald spot on top and center of forehead
Features—Regular, strong firm mouth, close set eyes and high forehead.
Build—Stocky and slightly fleshy

Late this afternoon Chief Egan received a message from Murphysboro stating that Strawhun was to have been at Champaign, Ill., today, but a message from union officials there announced that he had not arrived.

(A photograph of Strawhun is published with the article.—Darrel Dexter)

R. H. Masters died at his home in this city (Mound City) early Friday morning.  He had been sick since Wednesday, but his death came as a shock to his wife and friends.  He has made Mound City his home for the past year and was a shoemaker by trade being in Al Schuler's shoe store for some time past.  He was married two months ago to Mrs. Fannie Richmond, of this city, and besides his wife, he is survived by a father, three sisters and three brothers, who live in Tennessee.

Mrs. Hunter Dough, of Dexter, Mo., formerly of this city, was here this week en route to Paducah where she was called by the death of her father.

Monday, 22 Apr 1907:
Son of Physician Succumbs after Operation from Appendicitis

Albert Dexter, son of Dr. and Mrs. A. H. Dexter, who for a number of months made Cairo his home, being located at the Planters Hotel, died this morning at St. Mary's Infirmary following an operation for appendicitis.  The deceased was about 24 years old and was well known here.  Prior to his illness he operated a stand in front of the Planter's Hotel, making metal watch fobs, checks, etc.  Dr. Dexter is in St. Louis, but is expected to arrive tonight to take charge of the body.  Arrangements for the funeral will be announced later.

Trial of Robert Dunn for Slaying His Uncle May End in Disagreement

According to a long distance telephone message to The Citizen from Wickliffe at noon today the jury in the case or Robert Dunn for the murder of Jeff Evans has not reached a decision after having been out since Saturday noon.

It is feared that a hung jury will result and that a second trial will be necessary.

Dunn killed Evans, his uncle, several months ago.  The murder created intense excitement, owing to the prominence of both parties.  The town was divided on its opinion regarding the case some contending the murder was a cold blooded one while others claimed that it was justified.

Evans, it was shown at the trial, had been frequent threats against Dunn and had on several occasions attacked him.  Evans was shot and killed as he was driving past Dunn's barn.  The nephew was concealed in the barn until Evans approached and then stepped out of the door with a double barreled shotgun and challenged Evans.  Some words followed and Dunn fired.

The trial was hotly contested and was the subject of much interest.  Evans was paroled convict, having been convicted for the murder of a youth named Bradley several years ago in a blacksmith shop at Wickliffe.

Flames Destroy Home of Syrian Merchant
Today with Awful Results
Oldest Child Tried in Vain to Rescue Baby—Cairo Friends Get News and Will Attend Funerals.

Four children were burned to death at Fulton, Ky., early this morning when the home of their parents, Sabil Haddid and wife burned.  The eldest child was ten and the youngest one years old.

News of the horrible accident first reached Cairo in a special dispatch from Fulton to the Citizen but later George Zegeer, of the Alhambra confectionary on Eighth Street received a message from Haddid.  

Zegeer and Haddid came from the same town in Syria and are warm personal friends.  Zegeer who was greatly shocked by the news of the sad affair left this afternoon for Fulton.

Other Syrian merchants in Cairo were also notified of the affair and several from here will attend the funeral.

The dispatch from Fulton says:

“Four children of Sabil Haddid and wife were burned to death this morning and the parents barely escaped a like fate when fire destroyed the Haddid home.  The origin of the fire is not known.  The alarm was given shortly after midnight when the whole house was afire.  Neighbors rushed to assistance of the Haddids but were able only to save the parents, the room in which the children were sleeping being a sheet of flames before assistance arrived.

“The bodies of the four children were burned to a crisp and were identified only by the sizes of the corpses.

“Clasped tightly in the arms of the oldest child was the body of the year-old baby.  The boy evidently had tried to save the child, but had fallen near the door.  The bodies of the other two children were found where their bed had stood.

“The tragic death of the four children is one of the saddest affair in the history of Fulton and the whole town is deeply grieved as a result.  Both Haddid and his wife are overcome by the shock and Mrs. Haddid is in a serious condition.”

Died at Champaign

Mrs. Zerelda Smith, of Tenth Street, received a message from her son, Joseph Smith, at Champaign, Ill., announcing the death of his wife in that city Saturday.  Miss Zuleima Smith, sister of Mr. Smith, attended the funeral.


Miss Zuleima Smith, of Tenth Street, has returned from Champaign, Ill., where she attended the funeral of her sister-in-law.

Tuesday, 23 Apr 1907:
Passed Away This Morning at 10:55 at San Angelo—Had Been Ill for Some Time

The many friends of William J. Lawler, alderman of the Fourth ward, were shocked today to learn of his death, which occurred this morning at 10:55 at San Angelo, Texas, where Mr. Lawler has been sojourning for the benefit of his health for the past four or five weeks.

The news came in a message received this morning by State's Attorney Alexander Wilson, a stepbrother of the deceased.

Mr. Lawler had been in poor health for a number of years and last July went to Chicago, where he underwent an operation at the Monroe Street hospital for gallstones and a second operation for appendicitis.  He returned home early in October, apparently in the best of health, but he suffered a relapse and was compelled to return to Chicago in January for treatment.  He also visited West Baden on this trip.

He returned home in February and after arranging business matter went south for his health.  Mr. Lawler spent a few weeks at Hot Springs, after which he went to Texas.

The deceased was born in Corry, Pa., about 38 years ago and has resided in Cairo for nearly 20 years.
Mr. Lawler has been a valuable member of the city council for eight or nine years, being an alderman from the Fourth ward.  He was a member of the Board of Local Improvements and was a member of other important committees.  As an alderman he was always found true to his constituents and always had the welfare of the city at hear.  He was conservative and progressive and a great believer in public improvements.

The deceased prior to his illness was a large property holder, but recently disposed of the greater part of his property interests.

Alderman Lawler is survived by his aged father, Mr. M. Lawler, and his sister, Miss Lizzie Lawler, who are nearly prostrated over the sad news of his death.

Mr. Lawler has been connected with his father in the grocery business for a number of years and conducted a store at No. 530 Fifteenth Street until last fall when their property was purchased by the Cairo and Thebes railroad.  Mr. Lawler then bought the property at Fifteenth and Poplar Street, where he erected a fine two-story brick building where the grocery was moved.

The deceased was a progressive man and loyal to his friends of whom he had a large number.

His remains will probably arrive here Friday, when funeral arrangements will be made.

(His marker in Calvary Cemetery at Villa Ridge reads:  William J. Lawler 1869-1907.—Darrel Dexter)

Murphysboro Paper Believes He Was Made Way

The Murphysboro Independent says:

Mr. Strawhun's son, Henry Bernstein Strawhun, went to Centralia Saturday to visit his mother, Mrs. Shrugue, who was remarried after being divorced.  Mr. Strawhun's other relatives live at Newburg, Mo.  He came here fifteen years ago and worked in the mines.  Though not possessing a polished education, he was a pretty shrewd fellow, and when the miners organized here in 1898, Pat at once became one of the leaders and has been sub district secretary treasurer since the organization was perfect.  He has attended all of the sub district state and national conventions of the miners since 1898.  He has been general organizer for the American Federation of Labor for several years and has worked all over Illinois, Iowa, Indiana and Missouri.  Two weeks ago he organized three or four unions in Cairo.  He was not the sort of man to commit suicide.

As to the theory that he drew out $1,500 with the notion of skidooing, President John G. Hardy of the City National Bank says he might just as well have dawn $3,000 and he has often taken out $1,000 to $1,200 when going away for two or three weeks.

Pat was not what could be called a spender.  That he lost much money at poker is not likely.  He had a much larger income than he needed to keep himself and little son and it is not a strong probability that he committed suicide because of money matters, or any other thing.  If he flashed a roll in Cairo he stood a mighty good chance to get his head cracked at the first opportunity.  If he escaped foul play he has purposely disappeared.

Wednesday, 24 Apr 1907:

In an Accident on the Chicago & Alton at Dwight

Dwight, Ill., April 24.—In a collision of a coal train and a light engine on the Chicago & Alton this morning, Engineer George Goodman and Fireman George Brown were killed and Fireman Taylor had both legs torn off.  Another trainman and two tramps were badly injured.  A misunderstanding of signals let the engine in on the main track from a siding.

Our neighbors who have friends interred at the Gore Cemetery met a few days ago and placed the grave yard in a neat condition, removing rubbish, fallen branches, and dead grass, and improving the last resting places of our departed friends very materially.  (Curry)

Monday, April 15, about 4 o'clock, the citizens of Dongola were startled when the report was circulated that Sherman Coleman had taken an overdose of morphine and was in a dying condition.  Dr. Earnhart and Dr. Burris were summoned and everything possible was done to save his life, but to no avail.  He lingered along until 3 o'clock Tuesday morning when he passed away.  Whether he took the deadly drug with or without suicidal intent will never be known, but in our opinion and also the opinion of the most of the people, he did not.  He had been in the habit of going to the drug store at intervals and buying morphine in small quantities to use for relief of headache and of course there were not suspicions aroused from the purchasing of the drug.  Mr. Coleman was about 24 years of age and was manager of the Dongola telephone office at the time of the sad event and was giving entire satisfaction to the company of which he was employed.  He was married about three months ago to Miss Leoda Woodard, daughter of Mr. A. Woodard.  Funeral services were held at the residence Wednesday, April 17, at 4:30 o'clock p.m. conducted by Rev. Frank Keller, pastor of the Baptist Church and were very largely attended by relatives and friends, a number from neighboring towns being here in attendance.

A Card of Thanks

To Brother Keller for his true remarks and to the people for their aid and kindness and sympathy when the world seemed so dark to us, when love and friendship was needed more than at any other time; to the good people we owe a debt of everlasting gratitude and we sincerely hope that such sadness as is our portion now may never be gone through with by any other family.  Thanks for the beautiful floral offerings by kind friends.
Mrs. Leotta Coleman and Relatives.

City Council Will Hold Meeting Tonight to Take Appropriate Action

A special meeting of the city council will be held tonight to take appropriate action on the death of Alderman William J. Lawler.  A memorial will be prepared and arrangements made for the council to attend the funeral in a body.

Thursday, 25 Apr 1907:
Cairoites Apprised of Death of Relative There

A message was received yesterday by Hon. Reed Green and his cousin, Mrs. T. B. Farrin, Jr., announcing the sudden death of their cousin, Miss Maidelyn Green, youngest daughter of the late Dr. W. Duff Green, which occurred in Mt. Vernon, Ill., yesterday morning.  The news came as a great shock as a recent letter indicated that she was in fairly good health.  The deceased is survived by two brothers and three sisters.  The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Mrs. Farrin left this afternoon for Mt. Vernon and Mr. Green and Mrs. J. U. Gridley of Wyoming, who is here visiting, will go tomorrow.

First Meeting Was Held to Take Action on Alderman Lawler's Death.

The new city council started out with a sad mission to perform—taking official recognition of the death of Alderman William J. Lawler and last evening with the new aldermen, John A. Bourgois and Daniel Kelly, in their seats for the first time, a special meeting was held at which a committee was appointed to draft a suitable memorial to the deceased member.

The mayor was also instructed to procure a floral emblem to lay upon the coffin of the alderman and the council voted to attend the funeral in a body.

The committee to draft the memorial is composed of Aldermen Snyder, Koehler, and Bourgoise.
The aldermen will also meet the remains on their arrival tomorrow on the Cotton Belt train from Texas, and Alderman Lawler’s seat in the council chamber will be draped in mourning for thirty days.

Friday, 26 Apr 1907:
Brought Back from Texas by Cotton Belt Train This Afternoon.

The remains of Alderman W. J. Lawler arrived over the Cotton Belt this afternoon and were met at the station by the mayor and city council and other friends of the dead alderman.

The remains were taken to Feith's undertaking establishment where they were prepared for burial, and tonight they will be taken to the residence of the deceased at Fifteenth and Poplar streets.  The funeral will probably be held Sunday afternoon.

Yesterday State's Attorney Alex Wilson, stepbrother of the deceased, received a letter from W. D. Holcomb, of San Angelo, Tex., written the day before Alderman Lawler died, in which he told how suddenly he was stricken.  On Monday of last week Alderman Lawler took supper with Mr. Holcomb and family and appeared to be feeling very well.  It was only last Friday that he began complaining of suffering from rheumatism.  He steadily grew worse, but on last Monday, when the letter was written, there was no fear of his approaching death.  Mr. Holcomb at that time advised that someone from here go to San Angelo as Alderman Lawler needed constant attention.  The next morning he died.


Mrs. Maria McGinnis died at her home, 1015 Commercial Avenue, yesterday morning at 3 o'clock, aged about seventy-five years.

The deceased leaves no relatives, her only child, Fred McGinnis, having died about seven years ago.  She was a spiritualist for a number of years, but in her last hours she summoned a Catholic priest to administer the last rites of the church.

The funeral was held this afternoon with services at the residence of Mrs. McDermott at Sixth and Jefferson streets, Rev. Father James Downey officiating and interment was made at Villa Ridge cemetery.

Mr. C. B. S. Pennebaker received a message yesterday announcing the serious illness of Mr. George W. Strode, a former well known Cairoite, at his home in Trenton, Tenn.  Mr. Strode has been ill for the past ten days with grip and the disease took a serious turn Wednesday causing his relatives great alarm.  Mr. and Mrs. Pennebaker left last night for Trenton to be at his bedside.  Cairo friends will await with anxiety news that his condition is improved.

Saturday, 27 Apr 1907:
George W. Strode and William R. Crain Passed Away
At Trenton, Tenn., Attended by a Number of Friends from This City

Friends of Mr. George W. Strode were shocked to learn of his death, which occurred at Trenton, Tenn., yesterday afternoon, after a few days illness from grip.

The funeral was held there this afternoon and was attended by a number of his old Cairo friends.  Messrs. C. B. S. Pennebaker and George F. Ort went down to pay their last respects to their old friend and associate.

Mr. Strode was born at Galena, Ill., Oct. 31, 1834.  His father, Col. J. M. Strode, was an officer in the Black Hawk War and afterwards was a prominent attorney of Galena.

In 1865 Mr. Strode was married to Miss Mary Stuart, of Alabama, who died not many years afterwards.  His second wife also passed away in her young days and Mr. Strode again married in 1897 a well-known lady of Columbus, Ky., who survives him.  The only child of Mr. Strode died when quite young.

Mr. Strode for about twenty-five years was employed by Halliday Bros. in this city in a responsible position and for years was one of their most valuable assistants, being capable, energetic and highly trustworthy.

In 1887 he went to Denver, where he remained for some months and returning to Cairo resided here until 1890.  Since that time Columbus, Ky., and Trenton, Tenn., had been his abiding places.
Death of William R. Crain

William R. Crain, one of the most prominent citizens of Pulaski County, died last night at his home midway between Mounds and Villa Ridge.

He has been ill for some time, Mr. Crain was 73 years of age.  He leaves a widow and several children, all grown.  He was a very extensive fruit grower and his displays at the Villa Ridge Grange were among the largest of any of the horticulturists of that vicinity.

The deceased was a brother of Postmaster L. F. Crain of Villa Ridge.

He was an old soldier having served in the Civil War, but has remained in private life ever since.

Bad Wreck on Big Four

Mt. Carmel, Ill., April 27.—A Big Four freight was wrecked at Eldorado this morning, killing Fireman Kerns and badly inuring two other trainmen.

The wreck occurred at Eldorado.  The engine and two cars turned over on freight train No. 96.  Fireman Curran and Brakeman Charles Weston, of Tunnel Hill, were killed.  The noon passenger train did not arrive this afternoon until 4:20.  It went down an hour late.


Lawler—Died, Tuesday morning, April 23, 1907, William J. Lawler, at San Angelo, Tex.,   Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at the residence at 1:30 o'clock.  Train will leave Fourteenth Street at 2:45 o'clock from Villa Ridge Cemetery.

Friends are invited.

Monday, 29 Apr 1907:
Mrs. W. F. Dunning Passed Away Last Night

Mrs. William F. Dunning, of Willard, died suddenly last night at her home there.  She had been to church during the evening and returning home had retired.  The mosquitoes were so bad that the family could not sleep and Mr. and Mrs. Dunning got up and sat out on the porch.  It was while sitting there that Mrs. Dunning died.  Coroner McManus was notified and went out to hold an inquest.

Mrs. Dunning was twice married, her first husband being a man named Timmons.  She was married to Mr. Dunning in this city on Feb. 18th last.

(George W. Timmons married Ava Minton on 22 Dec 1895, in Alexander Co., Ill.  Her marker in Baumgard Cemetery reads:  Come Ye Blessed.  Gone But Not Forgotten.  Ava M. Timmons Dunning Born July 19, 1878 Died April 28, 1907.  Daughter of A. J. & Isabella Minton.—Darrel Dexter)

Funeral Held Sunday Afternoon and Was Largely Attended

The remains of Alderman William J. Lawler were laid at rest in the Catholic cemetery at Villa Ridge Sunday afternoon.

A large number of friends followed the remains to their last earthly resting place under the evergreens upon one of the beautiful hills of Villa Ridge.

The ceremony was conducted by Rev. Father Downey, of St. Patrick's Church, and the mayor and city officials and Culver's band followed the remains as a last mark of respect.  The pallbearers were W. H. Wood, Thomas Cotter, N. V. Lewis, E. G. Pink, Frank Fitzgerald, Jr. James McManus, W. P. Greaney, Richard Powers, J. H. Morehead, and John C. Fisher.

Mrs. E. A. Swain died at the home of her niece, Mrs. Ella Fitzpatrick, early Saturday morning after a long illness.  She was 82 years old.  She was born in England and came to this country in the forties and has lived in Mounds for the past ten years during which time she has made many warm friends who will miss her greatly.  She is survived by a brother and two nieces, Mrs. Ella Fitzpatrick, of Metropolis, with whom she has made her home, and Mrs. M. A. Brown, and J. W. Rowley, both of Pulaski.  (Mounds)

Fireman Curran Killed in Big Four Wreck, Left Bride of a Week
Wreck Occurred Just South of Eldorado—Two Deaths Resulted.

Another terrible disaster occurred on the Cairo division of the Big Four shortly before midnight Friday, resulting in the death of two men and the injury of a third.

Freight train No. 96, Conductor Ben Dills and Engineer Perry, was the train involved.  While moving at the rate of ten miles per hour, a couple of miles south of Eldorado, the pony trucks of the engine left the track, putting the engine and eight cars of coal into the ditch.  The accident occurred at the flag, where the new main track is cut in, and appears to have resulted from some defect there.  Although the train was not moving at a high rate of speed, the track was torn up for a distance of five rail lengths and the smashup was a very nasty one.  The engine did not turn over, but stood almost on end down the side of the embankment, while the coal cars were piled up in the greatest confusion.  On the engine at the time of the wreck were Engineer Petty, Fireman C. A. Curran and Head Brakeman Charles Weston.  Engineer Petty escaped with a few cuts and bruises about the face, none of them serious, but Curran and Weston were not so fortunate.  They evidently jumped when the engine left the track, and both were caught beneath the wreck where the life was crushed out of them instantly.  Both bodies were recovered from the wreck in a badly mangled condition.

The death of Fireman Curran was a peculiarly sad one.  On last Sunday he was united in marriage to Miss Lillie Stoltz, of this city, and after a few days' visit with his parents near Sumner they returned to Mt. Carmel to make their home.  The trip on which he came to his tragic end was the first of which he had been called since his wedding day.  The awful death of her husband is a terrible blow to his young wife, who will have the deepest sympathy of everyone.  The deceased was about 24 years.  He was born in Lick Prairie Precinct, being a grandson of "Uncle Johnny" Curran, who is well known in the county, but removed with his parents to Lawrence County near Sumner some years since.  He was a young man of good character and was well thought of by his acquaintances.

Brakeman Weston came to Mt. Carmel a short time ago from Sanburn, Ill., but his parents live in Faxon, Okla.  He was 23 years of age and unmarried.

The disposition will be made of the bodies of the unfortunate fireman and brakeman is not known at this time.

Funeral Held at Villa Ridge This Afternoon

W. R. Crain was born in Miami County, Ohio, Sept. 29, 1834, where he spent his boyhood days and came to Pulaski County about 1858.  On Feb. 2, 1862 he was married to Miss Mary A. Spence, of Pulaski County.  She and his son James L. and his daughter, Mrs. Joseph Bour, died a few years ago.  There are five children, Warren, 6, Miss Alma, Lewis F., Mrs. R. B. Goe, and William R. Crain, Jr., living now near the old homestead.  Mr. Crain was a charter member of Villa Ridge Lodge No. 526 A. F. and A. M., which was transferred to Mound City, where he was still an active member.  Politically Mr. Crain was a lifelong Republican, having been county commissioner and for twelve years was justice of the peace.  Mr. Crain leaves a wife, five children, one brother and many other relatives and friends to mourn his loss.  The funeral occurred at the family residence at 2 p.m. Monday, April 29, 1907, conducted by Rev. C. W. Campbell, of the Villa Ridge Methodist Church and interment was at Villa Ridge cemetery, according to the rites of the Masonic order.

(William R. Crain married Mary A. Spence on 2 Mar 1862, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  Joseph Bour married Emma Crain on 17 Dec 1890, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  Reeder B. Goe married Mary Crain on 30 Jun 1896, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  His marker in Cairo City Cemetery at Villa Ridge reads:  William R. Crain 1834-1907.—Darrel Dexter)


Word was received yesterday by Stephen Leverone saying that his nephew, William Leverone, had died in Cincinnati.  The deceased lived in Cairo for several years, conducting a fruit and confectionary establishment where Frank Gazzola now is.

Tuesday, 30 Apr 1907:
Funeral Tomorrow—The funeral of Frank Jenkins will be held tomorrow morning at the residence, No. 823 Twenty-fourth Street, a 10:30 o'clock.  All friends are invited to attend.

Samuel Rosenwater Passed Away in New York Saturday

Members of Cairo lodge A. F. and A. M., of which he was a member, received notice today of the death of Samuel Rosenwater, in New York last Saturday.

Samuel Rosenwater was born in Hungary on May 13, 1840.  His parents were natives of Germany.  Mr. Rosenwater was one of seven children.  He was educated in his native place and came to Cairo when he was 20 years old, starting in business as a peddler at Cleveland, Ohio.  In 1863 he removed to Cairo and the following embarked in the dry goods business with J. A. Goldstine, establishing the well-known firm Goldstine & Rosenwater.  They were one of the leading dry goods firms in this end of the state and the business which they built up still keeps its place in this community, though the business is now conducted in the name of Samuel White.

Mr. Rosenwater was married in Cairo in 1868 to Miss Fannie Black, daughter of Adolph Black.  He leaves a widow and four or five children.  He left Cairo about the year 1886.

(Samuel Rosawater married Fanny Black on 30 Aug 1868, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)


We desire to express our heartfelt thanks to our kind friends and to all those who were so kind to us and lent their assistance during the death of our late son and brother.  Especially do we wish to thank Culver's Egyptian Band for their assistance.
M. Lawler
Lizzie Lawler

Wednesday, 1 May 1907:
Passed Away at Anniston, Ala., After Long Period of Suffering

A letter from her son, Irwin Levi, brings the news that Mrs. Leo Levi, formerly of Cairo, died at her home in Anniston, Ala., about a week ago.  She had been a long sufferer from cancer and her death was the result of the ravages of that disease.  Her son is attending a medical college in Philadelphia.  Mr. Levi was in the retail liquor business in Cairo, a number of years ago, and since his removal from this city has been in business in Anniston.

Mrs. C. M. Thompson, a highly respected colored woman of Mound City, is critically ill at her home on High Street.

The funerals of Mrs. Swain and W. R. Crain were well attended Monday.  Both had lived to a good age and will be greatly missed in their respective circles.

Mr. Frank Crain, of New York, came Sunday to attend the funeral of his father.

We were sadly informed Monday of the death of Mrs. Frank Dunning, who died of apoplexy after returning home from church, seemingly in good health.  The bereaved family have the sympathy of their many friends.  (Willard)

W. R. Crain died at his home last Friday evening at 10 o'clock.  Mr. Crain had been in poor health for some time, but was able to conduct the farm work and drive around.  His death was a great shock to his relatives.  The funeral was held on Monday.  Services conducted by Rev. Campbell and the Masonic order.  Interment at Villa Ridge cemetery. (Villa Ridge)

Thursday, 2 May 1907:
T. J. Wilkinson Passed Away in Minneapolis of Dropsy

T. J. Wilkinson died Wednesday morning at his home in Minneapolis, Minn., of dropsy.  He was about 64 years of age.  He leaves a wife.  His other relatives live in Maine.

"Tom" Wilkinson came to Murphysboro about 1870, when the St. Louis and Cairo or narrow gauge road was being built and worked as boss of a crew constructing bridges and trestles.  Later he became bridge foreman for this division of the road and when the Mobile and Ohio took over the narrow gauge, Mr. Wilkinson became roadmaster, a position which h held until two years ago, when failing health made it necessary for him to retire.

He and Mrs. Wilkinson then left Murphysboro, residing here 35 years, and located at Minneapolis.  His health has been bad since that time, and a few months ago dropsy developed.

Mr. Wilkinson was married to Miss Eva Shaw, of Sparta, shortly after coming to this city 37 years ago.—Murphysboro Independent

Woman, Now Declared Innocent, Recommended for Pardon.

Springfield, Ill., May 2.—Annie O'Daniels, sentenced to the penitentiary for murder from Pulaski County in 1897, was recommended for pardon by the state board of pardons, according to the statement of the state's attorney of the county.  The woman took no part in the crime for which she was convicted, in spite of the fact that she persisted in entering a plea of guilty.  It appears that her husband shot and killed a man, and that she was a witness to the crime.

Was Beating His Way with Five on Santa Fe Train

Streater, Ill., May 2.—Charles Lephard, a Chicago newsboy, one of the five riding the "blind baggage" on the Santa Fe train which arrived this morning, was shot and fatally injured by the police, who were advised that robbers had intended to hold up the train.  The men declared that they were simply beating their way.  They wore masks.

Friday, 3 May 1907:
Insane Farmer of Ballard County Commits Suicide

Paducah, Ky., May 3.—Frustrated in an apparently insane desire to end the existence of himself and his wife at the same time, Pat Wyatt, 45 years old, a respected farmer of Kevil, Ballard County, tore his own heart out with the charge from both barrels of a double-barrel shotgun.  The tragedy took place at the family residence where his mother, Mrs. Richard Wyatt, lies critically ill.

Wyatt, who before had been in good health and spirit, never manifesting the least symptoms of insanity, suddenly became a raving maniac and drove his wife through the house with a hatchet, threatening her life at every step.  She took refuge upstairs and barred the door against which his futile blows were rained for several minutes.  Finally he desisted and when Mrs. Wyatt thought his fury had subsided, and she was preparing to go out, the report of the shotgun rang though the house and then all was still again.

She went downstairs and found her husband lying dead in the middle of the dining room floor in a pool of blood, the empty shotgun by his side.

Evidence showed that he had placed the butt of the gun on the floor with both hammers cocked, and leaning forward until his left breast was over the muzzle, he had jammed down both triggers at once with an iron stove poker, the loads literally tearing out his heart.

Besides his wife and mother, Wyatt who was a well-to-do farmer, leaves two sisters, Miss Eva Wyatt and Mrs. Nannie Whipple, and three brothers, Messrs. Hilery, Charles and Edward Wyatt.

The mother of the unfortunate man is in a serious condition, rendered more so by the shock of the tragedy.

Doctors Have Twice So Pronounced Him, but He Postpones the Funeral

East St. Louis, Ill., April 29.—After twice being pronounced dead, George Militis startled his mourning family by sitting up in bed.  The undertaker's wagon, which had been called, was used as an ambulance to convey Militis to a hospital.  Militis fell downstairs and when picked up was apparently lifeless.

He recovered after a short time, but an hour later fell to the floor unconscious.  A doctor who was called said he was dead.  Efforts to revive him failing.  A half hour later, he suddenly became conscious.  Mrs. Militis fainted when her husband spoke to her.

Tuesday, 7 May 1907:
Miss Harriet N. Haskell, principal of Monticello Seminary at Godfrey, Ill., died yesterday afternoon at the age of 72 years.

Thursday, 9 May 1907:

Passed Away at 6 O'clock This Morning of Consumption

Mrs. Harry Ogg passed away about 6 o'clock this morning at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Petty, of No. 2207 Pine Street, after a long illness of consumption.  The deceased was 20 years of age and is survived by her husband, Harry Ogg, who is a son of John Ogg, the custodian of St. Mary's Park.

The funeral will be held Saturday, conducted by Burke & Blaine, the undertakers.


Mrs. Charles Galigher was stricken with apoplexy this morning and is not expected to recover.

Passed Away This Morning at His Home of Pneumonia at the Age of 32

The many friends of Richard Jones, the well-known saloonkeeper were shocked today to learn of Mr. Jones' death, which occurred at 10:45 o'clock this morning.  The deceased died very suddenly, having only been ill since Sunday evening.  His death resulted from a severe attack of pneumonia.

The deceased was born and reared in this city.  He was 32 years of age last August and is survived by his wife and two children, a boy and a girl.  The deceased also leaves two sisters, Mesdames O'Rourke and McCormick, and a brother, Harry Jones.

He was a member of the K. M. K. C. Lodge and also of the Bartenders Union No. 627.

The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the family residence, No. 1703 Commercial Avenue, conducted by Mrs. M. E. Feith.  The remains will be interred in Beech Grove Cemetery.

Mr. Jones was for many years a bartender for John Grimes, who formerly conducted a saloon at Eighth and Commercial.  Later he was employed by John Ashley, but for the past several years he has conducted a saloon of his own at Nineteenth and Commercial.

He was well known and was quite popular among his friends.


Died—Richard Jones, Thursday, May 9th, 1907.  Funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 p.m.  Services at the house, No. 1703 Commercial Avenue.  Train will leave foot of Fourteenth Street at 2:45 o'clock for Beech Grove Cemetery.  Friends of the family are invited to attend.

Cairo Baptist Congregation Honored His Memory Last Night

The prayer meeting services at the Cairo Baptist Church last evening were in the nature of a memorial of the work of the late Mr. George W. Strode, one of the founders of the church.  Mr. C. B. S. Pennebaker, a former clerk of the church, read the minutes of the Council of Recognition October 26, 1880, and extracts from other records back in the '80s with explanatory comments showing the work of the small band at the beginning and their gradual increase from year to year.  Also how Mr. Strode and his associates had secured the money with which to purchase the old Turner Hall property at the corner of Tenth and Poplar streets, the site upon which the present building is located.  This account included the names of members and friends with the amounts contributed.  Mr. Strode, through his wide acquaintance, had obtained contributions from correspondents in New York, New Orleans, St. Louis, Chicago, Cincinnati and other points, but most of the money came from members and friends here in Cairo.
The pastor, Rev. S. C. Ohrum, in a few well timed remarks, suggested that if the small company of workers a quarter of a century ago could accomplish so much under the difficulties then existing, it would seem that with the greater additional strength and influence of the church at this time, it should not prove a difficult task to complete the present building plan by the erection of the much needed addition for Sunday school and prayer meeting rooms, parlors and other conveniences.  All of which, he felt, could be accomplished whenever the church was ready to make the necessary effort and sacrifice.

During the evening, Mrs. Clarence Smith sang, "The Time Has Come to Say Good Bye," the words of which were written by Mr. Strode, who a few months before his death had them set to music and published by the George Juberg Music Co., of Cincinnati, Ohio.


Henry Atherton, who lived with his father four miles southwest of Olmsted, died very suddenly last Saturday of rheumatism of the heart.  He had almost recovered from a severe case of the grip when he was again laid up with rheumatism and malaria.  When a physician was summoned, he at once began to leave his bed in day or two.  On raising up in the bed to take his medicine, the rheumatism in all its pains seem to stroke the heart with full force and death came almost instantly.  Henry was a young man, just entering manhood, something like 20 or 21 years old and had been sick less than a week.  It seems sad to be called from life so young, but death is no respecter of age or person and He who gives life knows best and His will not ours must be done. (Olmsted)

(James H. Atherton, 37, of Pulaski, Pulaski Co., Ill., born in Davis Co., Ky., son of J. W. Atherton and Elizabeth Morgan, married 2nd Margaret “Maggie” Casper, 27, born in Rowan Co., N.C., daughter of David Casper and Amelia Troutman.  His marker in Liberty Cemetry reads:  James H. son of J. H. & H. Atherton Born April 6, 1887 Died May 3, 1907.—Darrel Dexter)

Henry Atherton, a young man who accidently shot and killed Henry McClellan six months ago, died suddenly at his home at Liberty last Friday.  (Curry)

John McClellan accompanied C. S. Bundschuh to attend the funeral of Henry Atherton at Liberty Cemetery Sunday.  (Ullin)

Mrs. Hargis Rhodes (colored) recently received the sad news of the death of her son in a railroad wreck in California.  He left a $2,000 life insurance policy to his mother.  The body will probably be shipped here (Ullin) for burial.

(His marker in Ullin Cemetery has a Masonic emblem and reads:  Manzo A. Rhodes Born Dec. 1, 1867 Died May 5, 1907.  Gone but not forgotten.—Darrel Dexter)

Friday, 10 May 1907:

Died, Thursday, May 9, Mrs. Kate Ogg, aged 20 years.

Funeral services will be held at the family residence No. 2207 Pine Street, Saturday afternoon, May 11, at 1:15 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Charles H. Armstrong.

Special train will leave foot of Fourteenth Street at 2:45 p.m. for Villa Ridge cemetery.

Friends of the family are invited to attend.


Died—Richard Jones, Thursday, May 9th, 1907.  Funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 p.m.  Services at the house, No. 1703 Commercial Avenue.  Train will leave foot of Fourteenth Street at 2:45 o'clock for Beech Grove Cemetery.  Friends of the family are invited to attend.

Saturday, 11 May 1907:

Members of Cairo Aerie 513 F. O. E. are hereby notified to meet at hour hall at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, May 12th, to attend the funeral of our late brother, Richard Jones.
Visiting brothers invited.  By order of
Henry Levy, W. President
R. A. Hatcher, City Clerk

Henry Jones, Victim of Mobile & Ohio Train, Succumbs to Injuries
Warning Whistle Was Not Heeded and Passenger Train Could Not Be Stopped.

Henry Jones, the Sikeston, Mo., man, who was struck by a Mobile & Ohio passenger train late yesterday afternoon, died at St. Mary's Infirmary at 5 o'clock this morning from his injuries.  His remains were taken to Mrs. Feith's undertaking establishment awaiting orders for burial.

Jones was sitting on the end of a tie on the track on the Mississippi levee near Tenth Street, when the Mobile & Ohio passenger train No. 2, which was over two hours late, approached.  The whistle failed to arouse him and the brakes were applied, but the train could not be stopped in time to avoid striking him.
He was picked up and taken to the infirmary, where Dr. Grinstead attended him.

The man had been wandering around in the railroad yards in the west side of the city during the afternoon and switching crews had some trouble keeping him out of the way of their engines.

For Killing Harrison Bolling at Hickman

Hickman, Ky., May 11.—Capt. Wade Brown, United States deputy marshal, was exonerated for the killing of Harrison Bolling at Hickman, Ky., several weeks ago.

Capt. Brown went to Hickman Monday to appear before the grand jury, but the investigation into Bolling's death was not taken up until Thursday.

The testimony of all the witnesses showed that Capt. Brown had placed Bolling under arrest on the charge of bootlegging.  When Capt. Brown undertook to put the handcuffs on Bolling, the latter tried to make his escape.  The deputy revolver in hand, started in pursuit.  He tripped over an obstacle in his path and the weapon was discharged.  The ball went clear through Bolling's head and he fell dead.

The evidence was so conclusive that the grand jury exonerated Capt. Brown from all blame.


Members are notified to meet at the hall at 1 o'clock sharp on Sunday afternoon to attend the funeral of our late bother, Richard Jones.
Peter Lind, G. G. M.

Mr. Oscar Burkstaller, of St. Louis, died of consumption Thursday and the remains will probably be brought here (Mound City) for burial.  Mr. Burkstaller was a resident of Mound City up to a year ago and was employed in Burnley's store.  He was a brother of Mrs. McNichols and leaves a wife and two children.

(Samuel McNichols married Maggie Burkstaller on 8 Oct 1896, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

Mr. Ben Kries, of Barlow, Ky., who was well known in Mound City, died at his home Friday of pneumonia after an illness of but eight days.  He leaves a wife and four children.


Died—Richard Jones, Thursday, May 9th, 1907.  Funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 p.m.  Services at the house, No. 1703 Commercial Avenue.  Train will leave foot of Fourteenth Street at 2:45 o'clock for Beech Grove Cemetery.  Friends of the family are invited to attend.


Members of the Bartenders' Union are requested to meet Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock sharp at Union Hall to attend the funeral of the late Richard Jones.  By order of
Fred Stehr, President

Monday, 13 May 1907:
Shaved to Prevent Identification.  Body Put Across Track

DuQuoin, Ill., May 13.—A wealthy man, believed to be Joe Mangol, who said he was the owner of a large farm near St. Louis, was killed by robbers south of here.  The body, with the throat cut and bearing other marks of violence, was found lying across the Illinois Central Railroad tracks late in the afternoon.  The man had been shaved to prevent identification and his trouser pockets had been turned inside out.

A razor and a revolver containing six empty shells were found near the body.  Mangol carried much money during his several days' stay in DuQuoin.  A note was found in his pocket addressed to Joe Mangol, 2012 Main Street, Kansas City, Mo.  He left here with the intention of walking to Murphysboro.

Sterling Beasley of Morehouse, Mo., Passed Away at St. Mary's Infirmary

Sterling Beasley, aged 22, who was injured in a sawmill at Morehouse, Mo., and brought over to Cairo Friday, died at St. Mary's Infirmary at 5 o'clock this morning, of peritonitis.  Beasley was injured by being hit in the abdomen by a timber.  The bowels were ruptured and emptied themselves into the abdominal cavity before the patient reached Cairo.  The abdomen was opened and cleaned out and the rupture stitched up, but peritonitis had already developed.  Beasley's wife and mother came over with him.  The remains were taken to Mrs. Feith's undertaking establishment and prepared for burial.
Beasley was at work in the saw mill of Ashcroft, Kiminer and Co., when he was hurt.

The remains were taken to Omaha, Ill., on the Big Four this afternoon for interment.

He was a member of the Ben Hur Order and a delegation arrived from Morehouse this morning to take charge of the remains and accompany them to Omaha.

Annie O'Daniels, of this county (Pulaski County) who was sentenced to the penitentiary at Joliet, Ill., about ten years ago for murder and whose sentence was lately commuted to expire July 1, 1907, died Saturday morning.  The body was sent to her relatives at Mounds for burial.


We express our sincere thanks to the many friends who so kindly assisted us in the sickness and death of our loved one, the late Richard Jones.
Mrs. Richard Jones and Family
Mrs. L. E. Jones
Mrs. James McCormick
Harry Jones
Mrs. Frank O'Rourke

Tuesday, 14 May 1907:
Richard LaMonte Died at Marine Hospital Last Night

Richard LaMonte, an old steamboat man, died at the Marine Hospital at 10:45 last night of peritonitis.  He was forty-nine years of age, was a marine engineer and resided at Alton, Ill.

The remains were taken to Mrs. Feith's undertaking establishment and prepared for burial.  His brother arrived from Nashville, Tenn., to take charge of them.

Well Known Negro Woman Dead—Mrs. Sam A. Roundtree, a well-known colored woman, living at 1811 Poplar Street, died Sunday morning and the remains were taken to Beech Grove for burial today.

(Samuel Roundtree married Amy Hogan on 6 May 1868, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)


Died—Mrs. Margaret Gillette, Monday, May 13th, 1907.  Funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 p.m.  Services at the house, 422 Thirty-fourth Street by Rev. S. C. Ohrum, of Cairo Baptist Church.  Train will leave foot of Fourteenth Street at 2:45 o'clock for Beech Grove Cemetery.  Friends of the family are invited to attend.

Wednesday, 15 May 1907:

Mill Employee Met with Fatal Accident Last Evening about 5:30 O'clock
Was Engaged in Tying up a Barge When He Slipped and Fell—Inquest Held Today.

Henry Runner, an employee of the Chicago Mill and Lumber Company, met with a fatal accident last evening about 5:30 o'clock, when engaged in tying up a barge which the Wash Honshell had in tow.
Runner had gone alone to perform the task and was pulling on a rope when he slipped on the wet boards and fell over a rope, which was stretched from the boat to its moorings.  Mr. Runner fell heavily upon his back and neck, fracturing the latter.

After the accident, members of the crew and fellow workman rushed to his assistance, but death resulted within a few minutes.

An inquest was held this morning in Mrs. Feith's undertaking parlors by Coroner James McManus.  The jury's verdict was to the effect that Runner came to his death by an accident which was unavoidable.

The deceased was a man about 50 years of age and had been in the employ of the Chicago Mill for several years.  He is survived by his wife and daughter, the latter being about 13 years of age.  He resided with his family at No. 616 Thirty-fourth Street.

Mr. Runner was an industrious workman, a faithful husband and father and his sudden death is a great shock to his family and his many friends.

The funeral arrangements have not been completed at this time.


Mrs. Mary E. Clark, eighty years of age, died at St. Mary's Infirmary this morning about 11 o'clock.
She formerly resided on Center Street, but has made her home at St. Mary's Infirmary for several years.
She was born in Virginia and was a nurse during the Civil War.  Her husband, who has been dead for several years, served as captain in the Mexican and Civil wars.

The funeral will be held from Mrs. Falconer's undertaking establishment tomorrow.  Interment will be made at Villa Ridge cemetery, beside her husband.

Her only living relatives are a brother in Seattle, Washington, a niece in Michigan and a nephew in Kansas City.  They will be unable to attend the funeral.

The many friends of Hon. Richard E. Powers will regret to learn of his serious illness which has been brought on by an attack of nervous prostration.  His relatives and friends are considerably worried over his condition.

Thursday, 16 May 1907:
Rich Farmer's Name on Potter's Field Head Board through Mistake

Cape Girardeau, Mo., May 16.—The case of the finding of a dead man in a nude condition in this city last Thursday has been brought up again by the discovery that the identification made at the time was incorrect.  When the details of the case were published, citizens who viewed the body were positive the man was Joe Leist, a wealthy farmer of Scott County.  The identification proved incorrect, as Leist telephoned and inquired what sort of a burial had been accorded his body.  The man found last Thursday at daybreak between the ties of an abandoned railroad was a man about 40 years old, with one leg bandaged at the knee.  The coroner decided that he came to his death from exhaustion.

The body was buried for the time in the potter's field, with the expectation that the farmer’s children would claim the body and take it to Scott County for burial.


The little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Dodge, of 3509 Elm Street, died at 1:30 this afternoon.  She was about one year old and had been ill with the measles but a few days.

The remains will be taken to Charleston, Mo., tomorrow for burial.

Former Negro Police Officer Murdered by Traction Company Section Boss
Negro Boy Who Was Hopping on Street Cars Started the Troubles—Slayer Arrested

George Wooden, former police officer and a prominent colored man of this city, was shot and killed about 3:45 o'clock this afternoon in his store at Twenty-sixth and Poplar streets.

His assailant was a white man named Joe Cousey, section boss for the Cairo Electric and Traction Company.

The trouble started over a boy named Ernest Jackson, who was hopping on the cars of the Poplar Street line.  Cousey chased the boy into the store of Wooden, and quarrel followed, as a result of which Cousey drew a 41 derringer and fired twice, killing Wooden.

Cousey was apprehended by Henry Christmas who turned him over the Officer Green Lipe and he was taken to the courthouse and lodged in the county jail.

The fatal shot took effect in Wooten's abdomen.  He lived only a few minutes after the shooting.
One shot lodged in the ceiling of the store.

After the shooting, Cousey attempted to escape when he was detained.

The inquest will be held tomorrow.


Hickman, Ky., May 16.—Thomas H. Strong, father of Miss Winnie Strong, who was killed several days ago at Ruthville, Tenn., by Will Sawyer, has instituted suit against Sawyer for $5,000 and levied an attachment on the latter's property.  Will Sawyer, while insanely jealous, attempted to kill his sweetheart and by mistake shot and killed her sister.  There is still no trace of the fugitive Sawyer and he has disappeared completely, although many efforts were made to catch him and efforts are still being made.

Comes to Surface Near Owen’s Island Wednesday Morning

Paducah, Ky., May 16—Moving a coal flat at the Ayer-Lord Tie fleet at Owen's Island caused the body of a woman to come into view.  Though not positively identified, it is supposed to be the body of Miss Robbie Woodruff, steward on the towboat Henrietta.  Miss Woodruff was missed Wednesday, May 8, while the boat was near the railroad bridge over the Tennessee River 20 miles above Paducah.

Charles R. Symons Passed Away at Bristol Yesterday Morning

Friends of Mr. Charles R. Symons, formerly of this city, will be pained to learn of his death yesterday morning at Bristol, Va.  Mr. Symons was a resident of Cairo about twelve or fifteen years ago, and was bookkeeper for the Cairo Trust Property.  He was quite active in religious work here and was an elder in the Prebysterian Church.  Yesterday's Jackson, Tenn., Sun gives a sketch of him as follows:

Mrs. C. R. Symons, 425 East Baltimore Street, received a telegram this morning from Bristol, Va., stating that her husband, Mr. Charles R. Symons had died suddenly at 8 o'clock this morning from a hemorrhage of the brain.

Mr. Symons has been, as far as his family knew, in perfect health, and the news of his death came as a terrible shock to his wife, who was preparing to join him as soon as her daughter and son were out of school.  She had a letter from him a few days since, saying that his health was fine and that he had completed work on the road he had been with for several years and was then in Bristol, Va.  A second letter from his came after the telegram that announced his death, and in this too, he spoke of being unusually well.

Deceased was born in Columbus, Miss., and has a brother and sister still living at that place.  He was married to Miss Elizabeth Campbell, daughter of Mr. F. W. Campbell, of our city, eighteen years ago who with a daughter, Elizabeth, and son, Campbell, survives him.  He was a civil engineer by profession and has been employed building a railroad through Virginia and the adjoining states, and on account of the education of their children his wife has made her home during the school terms with her father, Mr. F. W. Campbell, on East Baltimore Street.

He was a Presbyterian in faith and was an elder in his church.  His body will be brought here for interment, but the funeral arrangements have not yet been made.

Thomas McDermott Fell from Wagon Load of Hay and Broke His Neck

The inquest over the remains of Thomas McDermott, the Cairo & Thebes contractor, who met violent death last night, was held at Burke & Blaine's undertaking establishment today by Coroner McManus.

McDermott, who has a sub contract for grading for the embankment of the railroad above Kilgore's was returning to his camp from this city last night about 8:30 o'clock and was riding on top of a load of hay that he had purchased for the stock.  When in front of Kuhn’s store in Future City, they got off the road enough to cause the pile of baled hay to topple over, and McDermott was thrown violently to the ground.  Dr. McNemer was hastily summoned, but on his arrival found that the man had suffered a broken neck and was dead.  Coroner McManus was notified and he took charge of the body and it was taken to Burke & Blaine's undertaking establishment.

McDermott was about 45 years of age and unmarried.  He has a sister, Miss Bettie McDermott, living at the Illinois Hotel, and two brothers, William McDermott, of Butte, Mont., and John McDermott, of St. Louis, who were immediately notified of the accident.

The jury found it to be a case of accidental death, due to the fall which broke his neck.

The jury was composed of E. A. Burke, J. A. Bourgois, R. A. Hewitt, J. H. Lee, B. N. Hamilton, and R. D. Gannon.

Friday, 17 May 1907:
In Regard to the Killing of George Wooden by Joseph Causey
Council Chamber Crowded at the Sessions Which Were Held Today

The coroner’s jury rendered a verdict finding that Causey was not justified in the act, and recommended that he be held until discharged by due process of law.

Coroner James McManus, today took up the investigation of the causes which led up to the killing of George Wooden by Joseph Causey, track foreman for the Cairo Electric and Traction Company, yesterday afternoon.  He summoned a jury, composed of Prof. John Snyder, W. H. Sullivan, William Miller, Clyde Leslie, Jacob Young, and Rufus Gardner, and they began the examination of witnesses in the council chamber shortly after 10 o'clock this forenoon.

A large number of witnesses were summoned to appear before the court and eight or ten had been examined when the noon hour arrived, and an adjournment was taken until 1:30 o'clock.

From the testimony of the witnesses examined at the forenoon session it would appear that Causey, the foreman, was going north with a gang of men and the cinder car attached to a Twenty-eighth street car.  At Twenty-sixth Street a negro boy, Ernest Jackson, was on the crossing as the car passed.  Causey reached out and grabbed the boy.  The boy pulled loose and started to pick up his hat which had fallen off and a clod of dirt.  Causey started after him and the boy ran toward Wooden's store, did not enter, but turned and crossed the street with the man after him, and then ran back toward the store and this time entered with Causey following him.  It would appear that when the two first started toward the store Wooden warned them not to enter, as he did not want to have any fuss in there.  After the two entered the store there seems to have been some words and blows exchanged, just how and by whom the evidence is conflicting.  One version is that Wooden took hold of Causey and shoved him out of the store, and that when he got outside he turned on the sidewalk, faced around toward Wooden and fired, the shot missing Wooden.  Then Wooden advanced toward him and Causey fired again, and Wooden exclaimed that he was shot.  Wooden then appears to have wrested the gun out of Causey's hand and feeling the effects of his mortal wound, sat down on the step at the store door.  At this time Henry Christmas had gotten hold of Causey and was struggling with him to arrest him.  Wooden's grandson, Henry Wooden, attacked the man, striking and kicking him.  He was told to desist and with help. Christmas started down Poplar with Causey and later put him on a street car and started down to Twentieth Street with him and took him over to the county jail.

Sam Beard, motorman on the car, saw Causey and the boy on the car, with their arms around each other, saw them leave the car and strike at each other, and saw the boy run into the store with Causey after him.  He says that Wooden struck at Causey as he entered and knocked him against a window; heard Wooden say "Wait till I get my gun and I will fix you;" saw a blue steel gun in Wooden's hand as he fell; got away when he heard the gun talk; did not see gun in the hands of anyone but Wooden; heard Wooden say, "Don’t do (something, he did not catch what), you have already killed me;" saw Wooden walk toward the store, Causey was in the gutter; two men, negroes, kicked Causey before he got up.  He said that after the scuffle on the car step, the boy ran his hand into his pocket and said, "What did you mean?" and that he then struck at Causey.

J. J. Kelly, of the fire department, heard the two shots and saw Wooden and Causey scuffling; Wooden had a gun in his hand; the white man fell back and a colored man was kicking him in the head; he called to the man to stop as Causey was then under arrest; the men were clinched when he saw them, and Henry Christmas and another colored man were pulling them apart; Wooden stepped back and sat down on the step.

Henry Christmas, who arrested Causey, said that he was going to Wooden's store to telephone and saw Causey jump off the car and the kid run from him; Causey had a revolver in his hand; Wooden warned them not to enter his store but they both ran in; Wooden said, "I don't want you to come in here and have any fuss;" the white man came out, and then shot at Wooden; Wooden ran toward him and the man shot again; Wooden twisted the pistol out of the white man's hands; Christmas then had a tussle with the man and Henry Wooden came out and kicked Causey; witness was at the chicken coop when the last shot was fired; witness didn't see any blows passed; didn't know how Causey came out of the store; Causey was standing when he fired the first shot, but was half down when he fired the second, trying to cock the pistol;  Wooden was trying to get the pistol out of his hand; Wooten said, "You have shot me now;" when the men came out of the store he turned around and shot; Wooden was behind him as he came out; there was some time between shots.

Rev. M. C. Cox, a negro preacher of Clarksville, Mo., who was stopping with a colored man named Rogers on Poplar Street, between Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth was standing at the gate when the affair occurred.  He saw the boy running toward the store and a white man after him, and seemingly they ran into the store.  He saw the white man come out, whirl around and shoot, and then fire again.  The white man came out with his face foremost, walking and turned around and shot; witness could not see who he was shooting at and did not see thee gun.

Oscar Davis, of Sandusky, working for the traction company and staying at Twenty-second and Poplar, was on the cinder car when the trouble started.  He saw Causey chase the boy toward the store, they ran across the street and back to the store; Wooden grabbed Causey by the arm and slung him out of the store; the man fired; the boy was standing by the track when the car passed the crossing and Causey caught the boy by the head and pulled him on the car; the boy got loose and went back after his hat and picked up a cinder; when Causey started toward the store, the second time he drew his gun from his pocket; there was fighting in the store; witness was standing within six feet when Causey did the shooting; was on his knees when he fired the first shot, and just as quick as he could cock his gun he fired again; he was then in about the same position; Wooden grabbed him and they were scuffling and Wooden took the gun away from him.

Ernest Jackson the boy about whom the trouble started, lives at 312 Thirty-second Street.  He said that he came out of Wooden's store and had stared across the street and the car started down Poplar Street.  "I thought the car was going down and it stopped and I started across the track, and when it started, I stepped back and the car stopped by me, and this fellow grabbed me by the coat collar and pulled me on the car.  I snatched loose from him and my hat fell off and I went back and got my hat and asked him what he pulled me off the car for.  He jumped off and run from me and I run towards the store door and he hit at me, but he hit over me, didn't touch me and I hit him in the face and got loose and run out in the street.  Henry Wooden called me and I made for the store and went in the store.  He run after me and Mr. Wooden told him not to come in the store.  He had his pistol in his hand and he knocked Mr. Wooden down and Mr. Wooden fell against the wall.  Mr. Wooden got up and shoved him outside and then he shot over Mr. Wooten's head and then Mr. Wooten grabbed him and he shoved him down and he got up shooting.  He shot him in the stomach and then Mr. Wooden fell on his hands.

On cross examination he said:

Q.         You were attempting to cross the street?

A.         Yes sir.

Q.         He pulled you on the car?

A.         Yes, sir.  Pulled me on the car.

Q.         Was the car moving?

A.         Moving slow.  Gradually moving along.

Q.         What kind of car was it?

A.         I don’t know, sir.  I think it was a work car.

Q.         The car he pulled you on, was it a regular street car?

A.         Yes sir, closed car.

Q.         He pulled you on the step?

A.         Yes, sir.

Q.         What did you do then?

A.         Snatched loose from him.

Q.         What did you do then?

A.         Went and picked up my hat and a clod of dirt and asked him what he pulled me on the car for.  I said, “What did you pull me on the car for?”  He jumped down and didn’t say a word and started for me and I run and he grabbed for my coat collar.

Q.         Did you put your hand in your pocket?

A.         No, sir.

Q.         When you said something to him, did you make an effort to put your hand in your pocket?

A.         No, sir.

Q.         You said that you hit him?

A.         I hit him when he hit at me.

Q.         When near the car, did you hit him?

Q.         No, sir.

Q.         Strike at him?

A.         No, sir.

Q.         Throw dirt at him?

A.         No sir.

Q.         Didn’t strike at him?

A.         No, sir.

Q.         And you run into Wooden’s store?

A.         Run into the store for the first time then got loose and run out and run in the store the next time.

Q.         When he passed you in the store did you strike at him?

A.         Yes

Q.         Did he hit you?

A.         He never hit him.  Hit over me.

Q.         Did you hit him?

A.         Hit him somewhere in the face.  Then he run me out in the street and Mr. Wooden run between us and told him not to come in the store and he had his pistol in his hand.

Q.         What kind of a looking pistol was it?

A.         Two barreled derringer, blue steel.

Q.         Would you know the pistol?

A.         (Pointing.) That’s the pistol.

Q.         Pistol like that?

A.         Yes, sir.

Q.         Was any other pistol displayed there?

A.         No, sir.

Q.         When the shots were fired, where was Mr. Wooden and where was this man that ran you from the car?

A.         Mr. Wooden was standing at the edge of the door the first shot and again at the edge of the sidewalk the second shot.

Q.         What position was the man doing the shooting when he fired the last shot?

A.         Rising to his feet.

Q.         Where was he when he fired the first shot?

A.         That was when Mr. Wooden gave him a shove and he was standing up then.

Q.         Standing up?

A.         Yes, sir.

Q.         And when he fired the second shot he was rising to his feet?

A.         Yes, sir, rising to his feet.

Q.         What took place between the first and second shot?

A.         Mr. Wooden shoved him.

Q.         After he fired the first shot?

A.         Yes, sir.

Q.         Where was that, at the edge of the sidewalk or out in the street?

A.         Edge of the sidewalk (Witness then described the position he was in when he fired the first shot.)

Q.         What caused him to fall down?

A.         Mr. Wooden shoved him.

Q.         You were crossing Poplar Street?

A.         Yes, sir.

Q.         Coming from Wooden’s store?

A.         Yes, sir.

Q.         Going across to the west side?

A.         Yes, sir.

Q.         Where was this car?

A.         Coming down Poplar Street.  It was coming south and when he got little below crossing it backed up.

Q.         Did they have a cinder car?

A.         Yes, sir.

Q.         On which end of the car was the cinder car?

A.         On the north end.

Q.         Going south?

A.         Yes, sir.

Q.         And this man caught you when the car backed north?

A.         Yes, sir.

Q.         Did you know the man?

A.         No, sir.

Q.         Have any words with him?

A.         No, sir.

Q.         What do you think made him pick you up, just for fun?

A.         I don’t know.

Q.         Where did you go from there?

A.         He pulled me on the car and I snatched loose and got my hat after it fell and picked up a clod of dirt and asked him what he picked me up on the car for.

Q.         What side of the car did your hat fall on?

A.         East side, next to Mr. Wooden’s.

Q.         Where did you pick up the clod?

A.         Right side of my hat.

Q.         Round on the side of the car?

A.         Yes, sir.

Q.         Any time between the shots, could you have counted ten or any number?

A.         I don’t know what time it was.  He didn’t shoot them right after each other.

Q.         Did he run you out of the store?  Did the white man run you out of the store?

A.         No, sir.

Q.         Why didn’t you go in the store the first time?

A.         I couldn’t get in.  He beat me to the door.

Q.         Where was Wooden then?

A.         They were on the inside coming to the door.

Q.         Did he say anything to the white man?

A.         Did not say anything.

Q.         Nothing at all?

A.         No, sir.

Q.         What conversation did you hear between Wooden and this white man that run after you?

A.         Didn’t hear anything.  Only Mr. Wooden told him not to come in the store.

Q.         What else did you hear?

A.         That’s all.

Q.         What reply did he make to him?

A.         Never made any.

Q.         Did you see Wooden hit this white man?

A.         No sir, never seen him hit him.

Q.         Did you see the white man hit Wooden?

A.         Yes, sir.

The principal witness of the afternoon was Henry Wooden’s son.  Saw Jackson, the negro boy, chased into his father's grocery store.  His father refused to let Causey enter and pushed him aside.  Causey is said to have had a gun in his hand at the time.  Causey managed to gain an entrance into the store and a scuffle ensued between him and the deceased.  The latter threw Causey out of the store and he fell upon his hands and knees.  He then drew his pistol and fired two shots.  The first took effect in the ceiling of the store, the second in Wooden's abdomen.  Wooden grabbed Causey and wrenched the gun from his hand.  Henry Christmas, a negro then rushed up and grabbed Causey.  Wooden released his hold and went and sat down.  He sank rapidly and died a few minutes later.  The witness said that he rushed up to Causey and knocked him down and admitted that he kicked him in the face and head.  (Causey's nose is badly bruised and his head is in bandages.)

After this, Christmas and a negro named Tom Smith started with Causey down to the county jail.  Officer Green Lipe said he would take him down, but the negroes refused to give Causey up.  Lipe followed them and saw that Causey was placed in jail without being molested further.

Several negro women were examined and told conflicting stories.

Coroner McManus was considerably annoyed by each of the witnesses refusing to sign their statement until their testimony had been read to them.  This caused the inquest stenographer much trouble.

Dr. McManus finally accused Elder T. A. Head with interfering with his (the coroner’s) business and ordered him out of the room, declaring that Head was responsible for the trouble the witnesses were making him.  Head went out.

The defendant was then brought before the jury and on the advice of his attorney, Angus Leek, refused to make a statement.

The case then went to the jury.


In the circuit court today, Richard Williams, indicted for murder pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 18 years in the penitentiary.

Miss Emma Deszonia, of Jackson, Tenn., arrived yesterday to attend the funeral of her uncle Henry Runner.


The funeral of the late Thomas McDermott was held from St. Patrick’s Church this morning, Father Downey officiating.

The remains were taken to St. Louis on the 11:15 train where interment will be made.  John McDermott, brother, and three sisters of the deceased, Misses Bridget and Cecil McDermott and Mrs. Hunt, of St. Louis, accompanying the remains.  Burke & Blaine had charge of the funeral.

Saturday, 18 May 1907:
Al Abbott, White Man from Missouri, Found with Skull Crushed to a Pulp
Removed to St. Mary’s Infirmary and Is Still Unconscious—Thought to Have a Brother at Dexter

Deep mystery overhangs the finding of a white man by the name of Al Abbott, in the lumber yard on the west side of the city, near Tenth Street, yesterday afternoon about 4 o'clock with his skull crushed to a pulp and his face and head covered with blood.  The Cairo police are at a loss to account for the stranger's injuries.

Abbott was found by some men working in the lumber yard.  When found he was in an unconscious condition and from appearances must have met with the accident several hours before he was found.
The stranger was searched and some papers in his pockets showed that his name is Al Abbott and that he is from Missouri.  It is thought he has a brother residing in Dexter, Mo., and the authorities of that place have been notified but no word had been received late this afternoon.

There are two theories given in connection with the case.  One is that the man was struck by an Illinois Central or Mobile and Ohio train, and knocked down the steep embankment into the lumberyard.  The other is that the man met with foul play and was robbed.  The police are inclined to believe the first theory because about 90 cents in change was found in the stranger's pockets.

Abbott is described as a man about 35 years of age, was fairly well dressed, his clothes, however, appear to be those of a farmer.  He wore a striped overall jacket, white shirt, and red flannel undershirt.
He was removed to St. Mary's Infirmary and was still unconscious at 4 o'clock this afternoon.  There is thought to be no change of his recovery.

P. A. McPeak, a printer, aged about 40, was fatally injured at Makanda by an Illinois Central freight train. He was brought to Murphysboro and placed in St. Andrew’s Hospital where he died Friday.

Missionary from Southern Illinois Passes Away in Far-Off Country

Rev. Wallace S. Faris, formerly of Anna, who went to China to devote his life to the cause of Christian missions, died in that far-off land, according to advices received by relatives in this country.  The Anna Democrat says:

Mrs. C. W. Wiley, of this city, received a telegram Wednesday from Rev. John T. Faris, of Philadelphia, that their brother, Rev. Wallace S. Faris, had died in China, where he was in the missionary service, Saturday, May 13, after a short illness.  Rev. Faris had been attending conference at Shanghai when taken ill.  The deceased has been in China for ten years.  He was the eldest son of Dr. and Mrs. W. W. Faris and was educated at McCormick Theological Seminary at Chicago, Illinois.  Rev. Faris' parents arrived here last week, Mrs. Faris being now at her daughter's, Mrs. Wiley, while Dr. Faris is attending the general assembly at Columbus, Ohio.  No particulars have been received concerning Mr. Faris' illness.  The telegram announcing his death gave no further information.

The remains will very probably be interred in the land of his chosen work.  Much sympathy is expressed for the bereaved relatives.


Anna Marie, the little daughter of Mrs. Robert White, of 328 Twenty-eighth Street, died last night of pneumonia, at 7:30 o'clock.   The little girl was three and a half years old and was a beautiful little golden haired child.  Burke and Blaine took charge of the remains.

John Hurd has gone to Watkins, N.Y., where he was called by the serious illness of his mother.

Reports from the home of Mrs. Charles Galigher say that she is very much worse and is sinking rapidly.

Monday, 20 May 1907:

Paducah, Ky., May 20.—Jordan West, a negro coal passer, 51 years old, fell from the steamer Dick Fowler Sunday and was drowned.  West was cakewalking down the gang plank when he made as misstep and fell.


Died—Adelia A. Galigher, wife of Charles Galigher, Sunday, May 9th.

Services will be held at Church of the Redeemer, Tuesday, May 21, at 2 o'clock p.m.  Friends of family are invited.  Burial at Zanesville, Ohio.

End Came at 9:30 O’clock Sunday Morning as Result of Paralysis
Surrounded by Her Family She Passed to Her Reward—Other Deaths of Cairoites

A beautiful and noble life came to a close yesterday morning about 9:30 in the death of Mrs. Charles Galigher, one of Cairo's most dearly beloved women.

Ten days ago while preparing to go to the early communion service in commemoration of Ascension Day at the Church of the Redeemer, she was stricken with paralysis and since then there has been little or no hope for her recovery.  Sunday morning the struggle ended, leaving family and friends to mourn deeply the loss that all will feel keenly, for her gentle influence and companionship was greatly sought by all who knew her.

Mrs. Galigher was born in Zanesville, Ohio, March 3rd, 1828.  Her maiden name was Adelia Lippett and she was a daughter of Arnold Lippitt, Esq.  On September 16th, 1851, she was united in marriage to Charles Galigher and their wedded life proved a happy one, extending over a period of fifty-six years.
Mr. and Mrs. Galigher came to Cairo in 1859 and ever since then they have been prominent residents.  The family resided in the mansion on Twenty-eighth Street and Washington Avenue, built by Mr. Galigher before the Civil War, for many years.  About a year ago they moved into the beautiful home at the corner of Walnut and Chelstes streets, formerly the home of Mr. Andrew Lohr.

Four children were born to them, one of whom died in infancy.  The surviving members of the family are the bereaved husband and three sons, Frank Galigher, of Denver, Colo., Albert S. Galigher, and C. Frederick Galigher, of Cairo, all of whom were present at the death bed of their loved one.  A sister of the deceased, Mrs. Reese Dugan, of Denver, Colo., and two brothers, Arnold C. Lippitt, and Capt. W. D. Lippitt, also survive her.

Mrs. Galigher was a devout and influential member of the Church of the Redeemer and she will be sorely missed as she was always present at the services into which she entered with the fervor of one whose faith is all-abiding.  Her religion was manifest in her daily life and she was an example to all as a true Christian.

In social life her gentle and gracious nature made her beloved of all and there are few who have passed from this life that will be more greatly mourned and missed.

The funeral services will be held at the Church of the Redeemer Tuesday and the remains will be taken to Zanesville, Ohio, for interment.

The stricken husband and family have the sympathy of the entire community in their great sorrow.

Death of Mrs. Sackberger

The funeral of Mrs. Caroline Sackberger will be held tomorrow afternoon in St. Joseph's Church at 1:30 o'clock.  The funeral train will leave the foot of Fourteenth Street for Villa Ridge cemetery at 2:45,

Mrs. Sackberger died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Rudolph Brown, of 2314 Walnut Street yesterday morning, aged seventy-one years, two months, eleven days.

She is survived by her four children, Herman and L. E. Sackberger, Mrs. J. D. Phillips, of Charleston, Miss., and Mrs. Rudolph Brown, and a sister, Mrs. Ruebenacker, of Dahlgren, Ill.  Her husband was the late John Sackberger, who kept a German restaurant and hotel on Ohio Street for many years and was one of Cairo's most highly esteemed German citizens.

(Rudolph Brown married Mary A. Sackberger 10 Aug 1886, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

Death of Albert Osgood

Cairo friends will be deeply grieved to learn of the death of Albert Osgood, of Chicago, which occurred last Sunday at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Osgood, in that city.

About four years ago the deceased had charge of the local office of the Osgood Lumber Company and resided in this city for a number of months, making many friends during his stay here.  About a year and a half ago he went to Louisiana to take charge of a sawmill there and became ill.  He returned to Chicago about the beginning of the winter and has been confined to his bed ever since.  The funeral was held last Tuesday with interment at Rose Hill Cemetery.

He was about 36 years of age and was unmarried.  Mrs. George B. Osgood, formerly Miss Pearl Lancaster, of this city, was a sister-in-law of the deceased.

Veteran Printer Dead

Murphysboro, Ill., May 20.—Peter A. McPeake, veteran printer, known in practically every printing office of any size in the country, and in many of the smaller ones, is dead here from injuries received when he fell beneath the wheels of a train.  "Shorty" McPeake, as he was generally known, has been a roving printer for more than fifteen years.

Patient Showed Some Signs of Rallying Today and Cause of Accident May Be Learned

What caused Al Abbott's injuries is still unknown, and the police are still at a loss to account for the calamity which befell him.

As stated exclusively in Saturday's Citizen, Abbott is the white man who was discovered in the lumber yard on the west side of the city, Friday afternoon, and who was removed to St. Mary's Infirmary with the back of his skull crushed in and in unconscious condition.

It has been learned that Abbott has a mother and brother residing at Ridgeway, Ill.  A bill head was found in his pockets of a firm at Ray's Ridge, Mo., named McColgan & Henson, on which Abbott's name was written in lead pencil, with instructions to someone to show him 160 acres of land.

The vicinity where Abbott was found has been examined and no trace of blood has been found other than where Abbott was picked up, which appears that he must have met with foul play instead of being struck by a train.  His hat has two cuts in the side, but there are no stains of blood upon it, all of which deepens the mystery.

Abbott showed some signs of rallying today and muttered a few words and his physicians are hopeful that he may regain consciousness and be able to give an account of himself.  He is being carefully watched and an effort will be made to learn, if possible, the cause of the accident which befell him.
Abbott was seen by the Citizen reporter this afternoon but was still unconscious.  At times he would groan and mutter a few words, something about his wife, but he did not recognize anyone around him and so as yet nothing definite can be learned about his injuries.

Tom Cushman has arrived from Kansas City to be at the bedside of his sister, Miss Fannie Cushman, who is critically ill at St. Mary's Infirmary.

Funeral of George Wooden—The funeral of the late George Wooden was held Sunday afternoon at Mt. Moriah Church near Twenty-sixth and Poplar streets, and was very largely attended.  The remains were interred at Villa Ridge.  A number of lodges of which the deceased was a member turned out in force.

Tuesday, 21 May 1907:
Held This Afternoon at the Church of the Redeemer

The funeral of the late Mrs. Charles Galigher was held this afternoon from the Church of the Redeemer.

The remains were taken to the church as 12 o'clock where they lay in state until the funeral service at 2 o'clock, the Daughters of the King acting as Guard of Honor.

The beautiful and impressive burial service of the Episcopal Church was read and two hymns, "Thou Art Coming, O My Savior," and "There is a Blessed Home," favorites of the deceased, were sung by the choir.

The remains were taken at 4 o'clock to the Big Four to be conveyed to Zanesville, Ohio, where interment will be made.

The floral offerings were many and beautiful, especially a pall which was given by the family.
Mr. Charles Galigher, Mr. Frank Galigher, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Galigher, Mrs. Reese Dugan, and Mrs. Harry Halliday accompanied the remains to Zanesville.

Must Have Met with Foul Play—Al Abbott, the man who was found in the lumber yard with his skull crushed, is still in a precarious condition at the infirmary.  He is unconscious nearly all of the time and suffers great pain.  He insists on pulling the bandages off his head, which make it all the more difficult for his physicians and nurses.  There is strong reason to believe that Abbott was not struck by a train, but that he met with foul play and was "slugged."

Mrs. C. M. Thompson, wife of Prof. Thompson, professor of the colored schools here (Mound City), died at her home in this city Saturday night after a long illness.  She leaves a husband and four children.  The funeral occurred Monday afternoon.

Wednesday, 22 May 1907:
Is Unconscious Most of the Time—Thought to Have Met with Foul Play

Al Abbott, who was found in the lumber yard last Friday afternoon with his skull crushed, is still in a critical condition at the infirmary.  He is unconscious most of the time and is subject to epileptic attacks during which he tears off the bandages on his head and groans and shouts at the top of his voice in a most pitiful manner.

Abbott has made a few wandering and disconnected statements, something about being in a fight and being struck over the head, as stated in The Citizen last evening, but he has not rallied sufficiently as yet to give a reliable account of how he received his injuries.  His chances for recovery are very remote but there is no doubt but that he met with foul play.


We desire to extend to the neighbors and friends who were so kind to us during the illness and at the death of our mother, Mrs. L. E. Sackberger, our heartfelt thanks.
Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Brown and family
Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Sackberger
Mrs. J. D. Phillips
Homer Sackberger

Thursday, 23 May 1907:
Leader of Breathitt County Clan Acquitted of Murder Charge

Lexington, Ky., May 23.—Judge James Hargis, leader of the famous Hargis clan of the Breathitt County feud, was today acquitted of the charge of conspiracy to cause the murder of Town Marshal James Cockrill who was killed in the streets of Jackson.  James Smith, an alleged conspirator, confessed and later repeated his confession on the stand, that the murder was conspired by Judge Hargis, Alex Hargis and Sheriff Calahan.

The acquittal comes at the end of a hard fought legal battle.

But Will Not Tell How He Received His Injuries

Al Abbott, the white man who was found in the lumberyard last Friday afternoon with his skull crushed to a pulp, still lives and was slightly better today.  He will not tell how he received his injuries and seems to have a kind of fear that by telling he will be arrested or not be doing right.  This leads one to believe that he is not perfectly rational as yet.  Dr. McManus is in communication with Abbott's mother this morning, who resides at Ridgeway, Ill.  She was notified of her son's condition.  She was unable to go the central office there and the message was taken to her.

Passed Away at Noon Today at Home of His Mother

Michael Kennedy died at the home of his mother at Center and Pine streets, at noon today.  He had been sick for some time and came home from his run, which is out of New Orleans, yesterday.  This morning he was seen to be near the end, and the last sad rites of the Catholic Church were administered.
He is survived by his sister, Mrs. James Ross, Jr., formerly Miss May Kennedy, of Kansas City; Charles Kennedy, Miss Etta Kennedy, John Kennedy, and Miss Maude Kennedy, besides his mother, all of this city.  His death was the result of apoplexy.  No funeral arrangements have yet been made.

(His marker in Calvary Cemetery at Villa Ridge reads:  Michael S. Kennedy May 23, 1907.—Darrel Dexter)

Friday, 24 May 1907:
Mr. L. A. Deasley was called to Ohio Wednesday in response to word received announcing the death of his brother, an engineer there.  (Mounds)

W. E. Smith Well Known Lumberman Died Yesterday at Home in Eau Claire, Wisconsin

The many Cairo friends of W. E. Smith, formerly of this city, were shocked yesterday to learn of his death, which occurred at his old home in Eau Claire, Wis.  The sad news was received late yesterday afternoon in a message to C. C. Terrell.

The deceased was known to his many friends as "Billy” Smith.  He was a resident of Cairo for many years during which time he was the manager of the Three States Lumber Company and later president and manager of the W. E. Smith Lumber Company.

He was a successful businessman and very popular among his friends of whom he had a large number.  He was a prominent Elk and served as Exalted Ruler several years ago.

Mr. Smith has been a sufferer of paresis for about a year and a half.

The deceased carried a policy in the Massachusetts Mutual Life insurance Company for $9,000 and one in the Northwestern Life insurance Company for $1,000.

Saturday, 25 May 1907:
Death of Mrs. Olga Kelly

Mrs. Olga Kelley, sister of County Jailer Abernathie, died in the St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau Thursday.

She has been suffering for about four months with cold and pneumonia and was treated for that complaint.  She had a chance of recovery until the measles broke out Wednesday, when they proved too much for the weakened woman to withstand.

Mrs. Kelly was formerly Miss Olga Abernathie.  Besides her husband, she leaves two brothers, W. D. and E. W. Abernathie.

The funeral was held today at the home of W. D. Abernathie near McClure.

(Ulysses G. Kelly married Olga A. Abernathie on 5 Apr 1891, in Alexander Co., Ill.  Her marker in Lindsey Cemetery near McClure reads:  Olga A. wife of U. G. Kelly Born Aug. 26, 1874 Died May 23, 1907.—Darrel Dexter)

Monday, 27 May 1907:
Golden Hall of Future City Drowned Sunday—Inquest Held Today

Golden Hall, a negro about 21 years of age, was drowned Sunday afternoon in a pit just west of the Illinois Central bridge approach.

Hall was in swimming with some other boys.  He told them he knew how to swim and they were daring each other to swim across the pit.  When Hall attempted to do the trick, he suddenly sank to the bottom and before assistance could be lent him, he was dead.

Coroner McManus held an inquest this morning and the jury found that he met death by accidental drowning.

Hall has a mother residing in Future City, where he lived.

The body was recovered by C. C. Beird, who dragged the river.

The friends of Mrs. Robert White, of Paducah, formerly Miss Ida Sisney, will regret to learn of the serious illness of her infant son, who is suffering with spinal meningitis.  There are small hopes for the child's recovery.  Mrs. Scott Sisney has gone to Paducah to be with her daughter and grandson.


Mrs. Greene, of Villa Ridge, who has been seriously ill at St. Mary’s Infirmary for several days, died yesterday morning.  She was taken to her home in Villa Ridge yesterday afternoon accompanied by her son, George Prince, a conductor on one of the Cairo Electric and Traction Company’s car.

Tuesday, 28 May 1907:
Former Cairoite Passed Away in California

Mrs. P. C. Barclay and Robert Hinkle today received the sad news of the death of their father, Maj. Hinkle, in California.  He had been in poor health all winter, but was recovering, and it was believed that he was on the road to health.  He lived in Portville and his widow and one child constituted his family there.

Maj. Hinkle will be remembered by the older Cairoites.  He came here from Ballard County and owned a tobacco warehouse here.

Mrs. Elizabeth Conder, known by all her friends as Aunt Lizzie, died at her home on Main Street in this city (Mound City) early Monday morning of apoplexy.  She, with her sister, Mrs. Mary Rollet, who is totally blind, have lived together in a little cottage for some time.  She had been sick all winter, but had recovered and on Monday morning, got up as usual to attend to her household duties, when she complained of her heart and before help could reach her, she had passed away.  A brief service was held at the residence yesterday afternoon and the remains, accompanied by Rev. I. A. Humberd, were taken today to Cloves, Ill., near Chester, for burial.  Her sister, Aunt Mary, will make her home hereafter with her nephew, Mr. John Rollet, who lives a few miles in the country.

George Sisney received word this morning that the little son of Mrs. Robert White, of Paducah, died last evening of spinal meningitis.  The funeral will be held tomorrow and interment will be made at Paducah.

Wednesday, 29 May 1907:
Died of Diphtheria—The little five-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Domengle, of 729 Thirty-fourth Street, died this morning after a several days' illness with diphtheria.  Mr. Domengle is employed on the Mobile and Ohio Railroad.

Louis Hasenjaeger went to Paducah today to attend the funeral of Mrs. Robert White's child, Mrs. White being a sister of Mrs. Hasenjaeger.

Thursday, 30 May 1907:
Tired of Caring for Her, She Shoots Her and Then Commits Suicide

Springfield, Ill., May 30.—It now appears certain that Cora Leaderbrand, aged 17, killed her sister, Carrie, aged 7, and committed suicide.  The bodies were found with bullets in their heads Wednesday and it was thought that they were murdered.  Carrie was a cripple and it is understood that Cora was tired of caring for her.

Mrs. George Green died in Cairo Saturday night last and was buried here (Villa Ridge) Tuesday, from the Methodist church.  The family have the sympathy of the whole community as she was known to all and very highly respected.  To her death came as a relief from suffering, as she had been an invalid for some time.  The funeral was largely attended.

Mr. John Snell, an old resident living on Butter Ridge, died Saturday and was buried Sunday at Cache Chapel Cemetery.  Deceased was 63 years of age.  (Ullin)

(A marker in Cache Chapel Cemetery near Ullin reads:  J. F. Snell Born Sept. 21, 1839 Died May 25, 1907.  Martha J Snell Born April 19, 1843 Died May 25, 1881.—Darrel Dexter)

Friday, 31 May 1907:
Struck by Big Four Train and Died from Injuries

With the back of her head crushed and her arm and right foot broken, a negro woman was found at 3:30 this morning lying beside the Big Four track near the Wisconsin Chair Factory in Mound City.  She was taken to the station, where she died at 8 o'clock.  Her name could not be learned, but she is reported to have come to Decoration yesterday with another colored woman, who is reported to have come on down to Cairo.  It is said that her father, a man named Arthur Morris, lives at Carbondale.  She was about middle age, and is said to be a married woman.

Morris Sullivan Passed Away Yesterday Morning

Morris Sullivan, an old resident of Cairo, died at his home, No. 410 Sixth Street, yesterday morning at 10 o'clock, after a long illness. He had been a resident of Cairo since the Civil War.  He was about 65 years of age and leaves a widow and one son, John Sullivan, and a stepson, William Ryan.

Funeral services will be held tomorrow as can be seen from a notice elsewhere in today's paper.

Member of High School Graduating Class Passed Away Last Night

Last evening about half past eleven Miss Frances Irene Cushman, the second daughter of Mr. Harry Cushman, passed into the Great Beyond.  The transition from life to death was so peaceful and gradual that it was with difficulty that relatives and friends at her bedside noted when dissolution came.

She had been ill for several weeks, but it was not until about three weeks ago that she gave up and consented to go to the infirmary. Several times in the last ten days her life had been despaired of, but each time she rallied and some hope was entertained that she might recover.  Much anxiety was felt for her in the community, for she was generally admired and loved for her high qualities of mind and heart.  A week ago last Sunday when the end was thought to be near, she received the last rites of the Episcopal Church of which she was a member.

Her strong constitution, however, and the hope that she would be able to receive her diploma with the other members of the graduating class of the Cairo High School, kept her in good spirits during her siege and made her hopeful to the end.

Miss Cushman was born and reared in Cairo and was eighteen years of age.  She was a member of the present graduating class of the Cairo High School and all preparations had been made for this happy event in her life.

She leaves to mourn her loss, besides a large circle of friends, classmates and other relatives, her father, Mr. Harry Cushman; two sisters, Misses Mayme and Katherine; and two brothers, Tom and Ralph; who will have the deep sympathy of the entire community in their great bereavement.

The funeral will start from the house at 8:45 Sunday morning, for the Church of the Redeemer, where services will be conducted by Rev. Anderson, at 9 o'clock.  Interment will be made in Beech Grove Cemetery.


Died—Maurice J. Sullivan, Thursday, Mary 30, 1907, aged 65 years.  Funeral cortege will leave residence of William Ryan on Fourth Street tomorrow morning at 8:15 for St. Patrick’s Church.  Funeral train will leave foot of Fourteenth Street at 9:45 o'clock for Villa Ridge cemetery.  Friends of family are invited to attend.

Grain Thief Arrested, Escapes from Officer and Wounded While Making a Getaway

Officer D. Johnson, who served his first day on the Cairo police force yesterday, proved that he is a good marksman last night, when he shot a negro named Frank James, who had been arrested for stealing grain and who broke loose from the officer and escaped.

Officers Johnson and Hagey were walking out Tenth Street when they met a negro with a wheelbarrow containing two sacks of oats.  They halted him and while Hagey went to call the patrol wagon, the negro was left with Johnson.

Watching his chance and evidently thinking Johnson could not shoot, the negro broke loose and made his getaway.

The officer fired several shots into the air to frighten the darky and cause him to halt, but James kept on hot-footing it and got away.

Later it was learned at police headquarters that a negro named Frank James had been shot and it was found that Johnson had hit the "bull’s eye."

The bullet entered the negro's back and was taken out in the front part of the body.  James ran to the home of his sister on Twenty-fourth Street, where he was given attention.  His wound is not a serious one and he will probably be arrested and charged with larceny as soon as he is able to be out.

The grain was stolen from Hastings and was taken from some cars in the Mobile and Ohio yards.  This firm has suffered great loss of late by parties breaking into the cars and stealing the grain.  Two sacks of oats were stolen last night.

Saturday, 1 Jun 1907:
Coroner’s Jury Found Him Justified in Shooting Frank James
Was Shot While Escaping after Being Arrested for Stealing Grain

Frank James the negro shot by Officer D. Johnson Thursday evening, when he was escaping after being arrested for stealing oats, died at 1 o'clock this morning from the bullet wound.

Officer Johnson was today exonerated by the coroner's jury.

The inquest was held this morning.  Coroner McManus summoned W. H. Sullivan, Oscar Gaskin, W. M. Sullivan, Frank Ireland, W. P. Fraser, and T. F. Cahill.

Dr. W. H. Fields, who attended James after he was shot, and Officers Frank Hagey and Dora Green Johnson, who arrested him, were the only witnesses before the jury.

Officer Johnson's statement was as follows:

"Mr. Hagey and I went out on Walnut Street and found the negro with two sacks of oats in a wheelbarrow.  We found him first on Ninth Street.  Mr. Hagey began to question him where he got the oats.  He said from Mr. Hastings.  Hagey said, 'You better come and go along with us.'  He said, 'All right.'  We brought him out Tenth Street and when almost halfway between Walnut and Washington he stopped and said he wasn’t going any farther and if we wanted the oats at police headquarters we would have to take them ourselves.  He wouldn't push them down.  Mr. Hagey said, 'Watch him, John.  I'll call the wagon,' so he went to call the wagon.  So when he went to call the wagon, he (the negro) threw his hand back in his hip pocket and made an attempt to draw something.  He jerked his hand the second time and then wheeled and started to run.  I hollered halt to him three times.  He didn't stop.  I fired two shots in the air and then I shot to hit him in the leg.  He ran across to Tenth and Walnut after I had shot and that was the last I saw him excepting when he ran up Walnut from Tenth to Eleventh, out Eleventh to Washington, down Washington to Tenth and then east to Poplar.  I fully identified him today at the undertaking establishment of John Hughes as the same individual.  I fired all three shots with a 32 special revolver."

Dr. Fields testified that he was called to attend James and found that the bullet had entered the left side under the scapula and he found the bullet on the left side of the abdomen.  He extracted it, and found that it was a 32 special.  He stated that James would not tell how or where he was shot.  Dr. Fields saw the man at 219 Twenty-fourth Street and was called there the first time on May 30th at 10 p.m.

Officer Hagey's testimony corroborated that of Officer Johnson.

The verdict of the coroner's jury after reciting the circumstances under which the shooting occurred reads:

"We find Dora Green Johnson was justified and we further recommend that he be exonerated from all blame."

Mrs. William H. Seymour, of St. Louis, formerly Miss Eloise Jorgenson, Cairo, is here to attend the annual Memorial of the Knights Templar at Beech Grove tomorrow afternoon.  Mrs. Seymour's father, the late Louis J. Jorgenson, at one time a prominent citizen of Cairo, was a Knight Templar and his grave is at Beech Grove Cemetery.

(William Martin Seymour married Eloise V. T. Jorgensen on 2 Dec 1896, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)


Cushman—Died, at 11:40 p.m. Thursday, May 30, 1907, after brief illness, Fannie Irene Cushman, daughter of Harry Cushman, aged 18 years.

Funeral service will be held at the Church of the Redeemer, Sunday, June 2d, at 8:30 a.m.  Interment at Beech Grove Cemetery.  Friends of the family are invited.

Monday, 3 Jun 1907:
Connors Breaks Parole—Frank Connors, who was sent to the penitentiary from the county for murder, and who was out on parole, was arrested with Will Campbell for holding up a white man who works for the Singer and relieving him of $17.  They were lodged in the county jail.

Over Remains of Miss Frances Cushman—Interment at Beech Grove

At the Church of the Redeemer yesterday morning at 8:30 o'clock funeral services were held over the remains of Miss Frances Cushman, second daughter of Mr. Harry Cushman.

The beautiful and impressive burial service of the Episcopal Church was conducted by Rev. A. H. Anderson, the church being well filled with the sorrowing friends of the young girl.  The graduating class attended the funeral in a body.  Two songs, favorites of the deceased, "Jesus Tender Shepherd, Hear Me," and "Now the Day Is Over," were sung by the entire vested choir.

The many beautiful floral emblems were symbolic of her short, sweet life and showed how dearly she was loved by all who knew her.

The four young men of the graduating class of which she was a member and a number of her other young friends were the pall bearers.  They were:  Leslie Roche, Hisey Woodward, Roy Lower, Fred McDougal, Kenneth Wenger, Oris Hastings, Norman Halliday, Pester Lind, Elmer Brown, Clemens Blom, Lonnie Bondurant, Bernie Dawes, Ray Abell, John Ladd, Fred Bradley, Henry Steinel, Leo Kleb, Daniel Williamson, Byron Herbert, Harry Parks, Herbert Marshall, and Horton Crehan.

Interment was made in Beech Grove Cemetery beside her mother and brother.

Mr. Anderson, husband of the colored woman who was killed by the Big Four train here (Mound City) early Friday morning, arrived Friday afternoon from Cairo.  He had not heard of the accident until he reached here.  She was to have met him in Cairo and as she did not, he came here in search of her.  The body was taken to their home near Carbondale, Saturday afternoon.

Mrs. Trigg and son Harry, of Canton, Miss., and Mrs. E. L. Lebo, of Jonesboro, Ark., formerly of Cairo, were called here by the death of their relative, the late Frances Cushman.

Tuesday, 4 Jun 1907:
Died of Consumption—Herbert Wilson, formerly employed in the trainmaster’s office of the Illinois Central railroad at Mounds, died yesterday at his home in Jackson, Tenn., of tuberculosis.  The deceased was a young man about 30 years of age and was well known in Mounds and Cairo.  He went west about six months ago for the benefit of his health, but received little benefit and returned to his home in Jackson.

Miss Mary Flynn received a telegram yesterday afternoon announcing the death of Mr. Erb Wilson, at Jackson, Tenn. Mr. Wilson, up to last November was employed at Mounds as stenographer for the trainmaster and being in ill health went to California.  Last spring he went to the home of his parents at Jackson, where he has been ever since.  He was well known here and has many friends who will be sorry to learn of his death. (Mound City)

Daniel Latty (colored) in some way on last Saturday night about 12 o'clock shot and instantly killed his wife.  He was drunk, of course, and claims it was an accident.  But this is very much doubted by some.  He was arrested and landed in jail at Mound City Sunday and it yet remains to be seen whether or not he will be able to prove it was an accident.  (Olmsted)

Little Waif Laid to Rest—The remains of a poor little waif, a boy two years of age, were laid to rest yesterday afternoon at Beech Grove Cemetery.  The child was placed in the Children’s Home recently, having been taken from a house on Thirteenth Street.  The little fellow contracted whooping cough and died Sunday night.

Thursday, 6 Jun 1907:
High School Graduating Class Adopt Memorial to Miss Frances Cushman

The following memorial to Miss Frances Cushman, member of the high school graduating class, whose death occurred last week, was adopted by the class.

With sorrowful hearts, we the Graduating Class of 1907, of the Cairo High School, bow in submission to the will of our Father who has called from our midst to graduate in a higher life our loved class mate Frances I. Cushman.

Resolved, that in her death we feel that we have lost one of our most faithful and honored members, who in sickness and in health, at home and abroad had the interest of her class at heart.

Resolved, that while we realize that our loss is great and that her place cannot be filled yet we will earnestly strive to take up the work she has laid down and follow the beautiful example of her noble life.

Resolved, that we extend to the bereaved loved ones of our departed classmate, our heartfelt sympathy, and may the thought of the pure life that has gone from among them, comfort, inspire, and lead them upwards until they meet in the home she has gained in heaven.

Resolved, that a copy of these resolutions be sent to the family and that they be made a part of our class record.
Respectfully submitted
J. Hisey Woodward, Jr.

Miss Mollie Pollock, whose long illness has been noticed by The Citizen, passed away last Friday night and was buried in the cemetery here (Villa Ridge) on Saturday afternoon.  She had been a sufferer so long that death came as a relief.  She was widely known and greatly respected and loved by her many friends who were present in numbers at her funeral.  Rev. Campbell assisted by Rev. Bosworth conducted the funeral serviced at the Methodist church.

Slipped Off from Officers While on Trial before Justice Head

Frank Conners, who was arrested for holding up a white man employed at Singer factory, and taken into justice Head's court on a change of venue from Will Walker’s made his escape Tuesday.  While the trial was in progress, a disturbance occurred outside the court which attracted the attention of the police and Connors seeing his opportunity, made a sneak out of the back way and escaped.  Someone had given him a gun, but he did not attempt to use it in getting away.

Well Known Newspaper Man Died at His Home in Mt. Carmel

Mt. Carmel, June 6.—Captain Frank W. Havill died at his home at noon yesterday.  He was for many years the editor of the Mt. Carmel Register and was a newspaper man of wide reputation.  He was an old soldier and was clerk of both the Supreme Court and appellate court, the Southern Illinois district, for several years.

(Frank W. Havill, 18, of Mt. Carmel, Wabash Co., Ill., 5’8”, brown hair, gray eyes, dark complexion, born in Roscoe, Ohio, teacher, enlisted 5 Aug 1861, at Xenia, Ill., as a sergeant in Co. I, 40th Illinois Infantry.  He re-enlisted on 21 Feb 1864, at Scottboro, Ala., as a veteran private, promoted on 1 Apr 1864, to 1st lieutenant, promoted to captain on 29 Mar 1865 at Rouse Plantation, N.C.—Darrel Dexter)

Friday, 7 Jun 1907:
Passed Away at Jonesboro Wednesday of Consumption

Mrs. Kittie Lingle, wife of Attorney James Lingle, and sister of Mrs. N. D. Finch, of Cairo, died at her home in Jonesboro, of consumption.  The funeral was held there today.  Mrs. Finch was at her bedside when she died.  Mrs. Lingle frequently visited Cairo and will be remembered by many people here.

(James Lingle married Kittie Burke on 8 Aug 1894, in Alexander Co., Ill.  Nathan B. Finch married Isie Burke on 26 Feb 1890, in Alexander Co., Ill.  Her marker in Jonesboro Cemetery reads:  Kittie wife of James Lingle Born Nov. 13, 1875 Died June 5, 1907.—Darrel Dexter)

Thomas Cushman, who was called here by the death of his sister, Miss Frances Cushman, has returned to St. Louis, where he resides.

Monday, 10 Jun 1907:
Wallace Hawkins, Son of Mrs. M. C. Hawkins, Passed Away Sunday

A telegram was received this morning by Herbert Marshall of the Big Four, announcing the death of his uncle, Wallace Hawkins, which occurred in Memphis yesterday.  He had been ill with the grip and was seized with a hemorrhage of the lungs from which he died very suddenly.

He was a son of Mrs. Mary C. Hawkins of West Twenty-second Street and one of twelve children.
His sister, Mrs. Kate Lemon, went to Memphis this afternoon to attend the funeral.

Charles Koonce, who lives just west of Mounds, returned last week from Greenville, Ill., where he was called to the funeral of his aged father.  The deceased was a brother of the late N. N. Koonce, known throughout this county.

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Cunningham's little five-year-old child who has been sick with dropsy for a long time died on Saturday night.  The funeral was held at the family residence this afternoon and the remains were laid to rest in Beech Grove Cemetery.

Tuesday, 11 Jun 1907:

Ashland, Ky., June 11—John Weber, a farmer, was killed during the storm last night.  The wires were blown down and buildings were unroofed and much stock killed.

Miss Welton, of Cincinnati, was here (Mound City) to attend the funeral of the late Will Mahoney.

The funeral of the late Will Mahoney, son of T. C. Mahoney, occurred here yesterday afternoon and the remains were interred at Beech Grove Cemetery.  Mr. Mahoney was 24 years of age and leaves four brothers and two sisters.  He had been in ill health for some time and went to San Antonio, Tex., last December in hopes of benefitting it but grew worse and died there last Friday.

Died at Age 104.—Mrs. Lucinda Scott, mother of Charles Scott, the hackman, died Saturday evening at the age of 104 years and was buried Monday at Bethlehem burying ground at Levings, Ill.  She resided with her son at 316 Eighteenth Street.  She had a married daughter at Willard and one other son besides grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral of Henry Block—The funeral of the late Henry Block was held at the family residence on Eighth Street yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Charles H. Armstrong, pastor of the Immanuel Lutheran Church officiating.  The remains were taken to Villa Ridge cemetery for interment, followed by a large number of friends of the deceased.  Mrs. Lampert, of Cincinnati, and Mrs. Mansberger, of Gig Harbor, Wash., daughters of the deceased, were unable to attend the funeral.

(His marker in Cairo City Cemetery at Villa Ridge reads:  Henry Block 1843-1907 Father.—Darrel Dexter)

Funeral Held This Afternoon by Rev. Buchanan

Bernie Tolbert, a little four-year-old boy at the Children's Home died this morning about 8 o'clock.  He and his two brothers were brought here from Olive Branch.

He had been ill for about two weeks, first with the measles, then whooping cough and finally pneumonia.

The funeral services were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Home by Rev. Buchanan, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, and interment was made in Beech Grove Cemetery.

Wednesday, 12 Jun 1907:
Died This Morning—Mrs. Dora Bush, wife of Electrician Frank Bush, of the Cairo Electric and Traction Company, died early this morning at her home, No. 210 Seventeenth Street.  The remains will be taken to Paducah, Ky., tomorrow morning and interred in Oak Grove Cemetery.  Undertakers Burke and Blaine have the funeral in charge.

Wife of Nephew of Mrs. Walter Warder Dies as Results of Operation

Mrs. Walter Warder last night received a message from Chicago announcing the death of Mrs. Mary Jackson, wife of William G. Jackson, of Vienna.  Her death was the result of an operation for throat trouble from which she had suffered for some time.

Mrs. Jackson was the adopted daughter of Mr. Webb Whitenburg, of Vienna, and had taught in the public schools in that city, where she has a large circle of friends.  She was a bride of less than a year.

Father of Iran Hastings Passed Away at Noon Today.

This noon about 12 o'clock, Hezekiah Hastings, died at the home of his son, Ira Hastings, of Eleventh Street.

He was born in Virginia and moved from there to Ohio with his parents.  Later he came to Illinois and has been residing in this state for about fifty-four years.  Until his wife died, which was about eighteen years ago, they resided in Ingraham, Ill.  Since then he has been residing with his children.

He came to Cairo on the twentieth day of last August and has been with his son, Ira Hastings, since that time.  He has been in feeble health for a number of years.  Last fall he was ill with the grip and has not been well since then.  He was eighty-two years of age and was a member of the Methodist Church.
He leaves five children, three sons and two daughters:  Miss Cora Hastings, of Seattle, Wash.; Mrs. O. S. Gard, of Wray, Colo.; Noah and Jonas Hastings, of Ingraham, Ill.; and Ira Hastings, of Cairo.

The remains will be taken to his old home in Ingraham, Ill., tomorrow morning on the 5 o'clock Illinois Central train, where interment will be made.  The services will be held there.

Which He Sustained by Being Struck by Street Car Saturday Night

O. E. Bleiler, the blind man who was seriously wounded about the head last Saturday night, when he was struck by Commercial Avenue car, No. 1010, succumbed to his injuries last evening at St. Mary's Infirmary.  Death occurred about 6:30 o'clock.

The deceased never regained consciousness after the accident, although every possible effort was made to relive his suffering and bring about his recovery.

Papers found upon his person were the means of identifying the deceased and it was found he had a brother residing in Denver, Colo., who was wired of his brother's death.

W. P. Halliday, president of the Traction Company, and Supt. Skinner did all in their power for the welfare of the deceased.

The remains were taken to Burke & Blaine's undertaking establishment where they will be prepared for burial and held until word is received from the brother in Denver.

There is no blame attached to the Traction Company or Motorman Martin for the accident, which was wholly unavoidable and no one feels more grieved over the sad affair than Motorman Martin himself.

The handsome Newfoundland dog which led the blind man is being taken care of at the infirmary.

Thursday, 13 Jun 1907:
Old Time Printer Dead—William A. Havis, an old time Cairo printer, died at Paducah Sunday.  He was well known in Cairo, having worked here.  He also worked at Vienna for a time.  For a number of years he has resided in Paducah with his family.  He was a veteran of the Civil War.

Letters of Administration—Mrs. Alice Wooden has taken out letters of administration on the estate of her husband, the ex-police officer, George Wooden.

It Is Now Claimed that O. E. Bleiler Was Not Totally Blind
Found in Three Grips in His Room—Was an Artist at Novelty Making

Was O. E. Bleiler, the alleged blind man, who was struck by an electric car last Saturday night, and who died from his injuries, really blind?

This is the question which now arises as a result of an examination of the deceased’s personal property which were found in three grips which were in his room.

Among the things found were several kinds of novelties, including beaded rings, hat pins, and other fancy articles of showy nature.  These were all very delicately made and showed much skill in their making.  Papers were found which had been figured upon and a letter was found written to a Texas firm, ordering a supply of materials with which to make the articles mentioned.

Numerous other articles were found which leads Coroner McManus and those who saw the contents of the grips to believe that Bleiler was not totally blind and that during bad weather he remained in his room and made these articles.  A slip of paper was also found on which was outlined a route or list of cities which the deceased had intended to visit, including Morehouse, Cairo, Mound City, Metropolis, and other towns.

No blind man could have made the articles which were found in Bleiler's possession and the man must have been able to see pretty well with at least one eye to make the delicate little articles.

No word has been received from any relatives of the deceased and his remains will be held until Saturday and if no word is receive by that time they will be buried as a pauper.

The inquest held over the remains of O. E. Bleiler, the blind man struck by the electric car Saturday evening, June 8th, and who died at St. Mary's Infirmary Tuesday, June 11th, after hearing the testimony of six witnesses returned the following verdict.

We, the undersigned jurors, sworn to inquire of the death of O. E. Bleiler, on oath did find that he came to his death by being struck by Cairo Electric and Traction Company’s car No. 101 at Fourth and Halliday Avenue or Railroad Street, about 8:15 p.m., June 8th, 1907.  The deceased was conveyed to St. Mary's where he died Tuesday, June 11, 1907.

We further find from the evidence that the deceased came to his death through the carelessness of the motorman of said car, D. E. Martin, in not having control of his car.

The jury returned the foregoing verdict about 6:45 p.m.

The following served on the jury:
E. A. Burke, foreman
W. F. Gazzolo
W. C. Charles
C. N. Barham
Robert A. Hewitt
R. E. Gannon

Mrs. George Clark the first witness, testified as follows:

That it was about 8 o'clock and dark, and that she remembered no gong being sounded.  Also that the car after striking the man stopped and backed up.

The next witness, William Peterson, stated that the car was running at no unusual rate of speed, that the headlight was burning and that he did not notice whether gong was sounded or not.  He stated that when the car backed up the man was found on the left or east side of the track, on the south side of the crossing, about six or eight feet from the track.

Elmer H. Taylor, news agent for the Van Noys News Company, stated that the car was running 12 or 14, but could not see if it was a man or not.  He said he heard no bell and that the car was running 12 or 14 miles an hour and that it ran half way around the curve at Second Street before coming to a stop.  He said the car had a fender on the front end.

William A. Blackman, office agent for the Van Noys News Company at Fourth and Railroad Street, said the car after striking the man, ran the full length of the two blocks and half way around the curve at Second Street before it backed up.  He declared the car was running too fast for him to catch, probably 11 miles an hour.  He said he did not notice gong, headlight or fender, and that it did not stop on or forty-feet previous to crossing.

Motorman D. E. Martin, who was in charge of the cart at the time of the accident, stated he was sounding his gong all the time.  He said he noticed the dog, but did not see he was tied until too late.  He stated that when they struck the hill at Fourth Street, that the car was running about 6 or 7 miles an hour, but about 4 miles when the man was hit.  He stated he threw the power off and put on the brakes, but in throwing the circuit back in he lost control of the brakes and the car ran on down the hill even with the rear of the Blue Front restaurant.  He said he did not throw fender and that the headlight was burning.

J. R. Heron, the conductor on No. 1010, stated the car was running 3or 4 miles an hour.  He said the motorman made an effort to stop the car and that it ran about a block beyond Fourth Street crossing, but not to the curve.  He said the gong was sounded and that the headlight was burning as he had put new globes in it that evening.  He stated that the motorman had run past several stops and that when he had asked him about them, that he had complained of the brake being in bad condition.

The witnesses were dismissed and the jury took the case.  They desired to question the conductor and motorman further and they were sent for.  The jury adjourned until the two witnesses arrived at 6:15 o'clock.

Upon questioning Motorman Martin he stated that the brake was all right and that he lost control of it through his own excitement.  He stated he had not complained of brake.  He said the man lay on the east side of track with his head about five feet away and his feet about one and a half feet.

Conductor Heron testified about as he had before.

Word was received last week of the death of William Mahoney, of Valley Recluse, in Texas, whither he had gone for his health.  He had been ill a long time.  (Villa Ridge)


Friday, 14 Jun 1907:
Death of Infant—The little nine-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lathrop, of 610 Thirty-fifth Street, died this morning at 2 o'clock of whooping cough, measles and pneumonia.

Remains Shipped to Pennsylvania—The remains of O. E. Bleiler, the alleged blind man, who died from injuries received last Saturday night by being struck by an electric car, will be shipped to the home of the deceased's mother this evening, who resides at Vera Cruz, Pa.  The remains were prepared for burial by Undertakers Burke & Blaine and the Traction Company paid all expenses.

The remains of the late Hezekiah Hastings were accompanied to their last resting place in Ingraham, Ill., by Mrs. Samuel Hastings and Mrs. Ira Hastings, daughters-in-law of the deceased.  Ira Hastings returned from Chicago too late to accompany them.

Saturday, 15 Jun 1907:
Brakeman Williams Killed and Brakeman Harris Seriously Injured

Big Four freight No. 96 in charge of Conductor Dills, Engineer Pat Gannon and Fireman Bufheim, was wrecked on the Cairo division of the road near Grayville Junction early Friday morning.  No. 96 left Cairo at 5:15 Thursday afternoon.  The engine, No. 6185, was thrown from the track in addition to five cars.  The dead body of Brakeman Williams was found under an overturned car, while Brakeman Harris was thrown from a box car and seriously injured.

Investigation into the cause of the wreck will be made which could not be learned at the time.  The wreck was cleared up by the wrecking train from Mt. Carmel.

Monday, 17 Jun 1907:
At St. Mary’s Infirmary Sunday Morning

After many months of illness with consumption, Tim Moran, died yesterday at St. Mary’s Infirmary.  He had been at the infirmary for several months past, being sent there by the Bartenders' Union of which he was a member.  He was probably thirty-five years of age, being born and raised in Cairo.  For some years he was with G. H. Jackson and Company and for the last two years he had tended bar at Smith Bros.  He won local fame some years back as a ball player, being a member of the old Cairo club and of the Raggios.  He has a mother and sister residing at Springfield, Mo., who were wired the news of his death.  The latter, Mrs. Harris, will be here to attend his funeral.

Mrs. Feith has charge of the remains.  The Bartenders Union will meet tonight to arrange for the funeral.

Mrs. Katherine Lemon has arrived from Memphis, Tenn., where she attended the funeral of her brother, the late Wallace Hawkins.

Tuesday, 18 Jun 1907:
Mrs. Lucy Styles Died Saturday—Inquest Held by Coroner McManus

Mrs. Lucy Pauline Styles, a well-known resident of McClure, Ill., died very suddenly at her home last Saturday.  The deceased was 48 years of age and leaves two grown sons who reside with her.  She had been separated from her husband for several months.

Coroner McManus was summoned to McClure and held an inquest over the remains.  The jury gave a verdict that deceased died from natural causes.

Mrs. Styles had been to the grocery Saturday afternoon purchasing things for Sunday dinner.  She returned to her home seemingly in good health and spirits.  A few minutes later a neighbor was attracted by Mrs. Sytles heavy breathing and going into the house found Mrs. Styles sinking.  Doctors were summoned, but she died before they could render any aid.  The doctors refused to issue death certificates, preferring that an inquest be held.

William Neadstine Passed Away Early This Morning

William Neadstine, an old resident of Mound City, passed away at 1:15 o'clock this morning, at his home in that city, of pneumonia.  He was taken ill only last Thursday.

The deceased was 55 years of age and had lived in Mound City for about thirty years.  He formerly conducted the National Hotel there and retained the saloon in the same building when he gave up the hotel business.  He was also engaged in the manufacture of the cement blocks for several years up to his death.

He leaves a widow, one daughter, Miss Jessie, and two sons, Harry and George.

Funeral arrangements had not been completed today.

Sebia Watkins, Sent Up from Alexander County, Makes Break for Liberty

Chester, Ill., June 19.—Sebia Watkins, a negro sentenced for life to the Southern Illinois Penitentiary, escaped from the prison and was shot in Lower Chester by Frank Oakes and recaptured a few minutes later.  Oakes and Charles Faverty, in pursuit, were wounded.

Watkins was a "trusty" employed in the large corridor of the warden’s house.  Last night he entered the room of Assistant Master Mechanic Strickland, forced the lock from the wall and secured the officer's revolver.

Awaiting a favorable opportunity he approached Turnkey Frank Howard and placing the revolver to Howard's breast, forced him to open the gate.  Still keeping the turnkey covered with his gun, he backed out of the hall and fled.

Frank Oates, William Born, and Charles Faverty, in a carriage overtook the convict.  Watkins fired six times at them.  Born was struck in the hand, a bullet grazed Faverty's head and another went through the carriage top.  Oakes then shot the convict through the left lung.  He may recover.

Watkins was sentenced to the penitentiary in 1896 for killing a merchant at Cairo while endeavoring to rob his store.

Robert Carkuff, Brother of E. A. Carkuff, of the Denison-Gholson Company, Passed Away

The many friends of Robert Carkuff, a former Cairo boy, will be sorry to hear of his death, which occurred Monday night, at his home in Clarksville, Tenn. For a number of years he was in the employ of the P. T. Langan Lumber Company.

E. A. Carkuff, of the Denison-Gholson Dry Goods Company, was a brother of the deceased.  He was a son-in-law of Mrs. J. Stewart, of No. 2610 Sycamore Street, who went to Clarksville to attend the funeral.

Fred Corn, Lumber Inspector, Killed David Bharam, Negro Baggage Man, This Morning
Conflicting Stories as to Cause of Shooting—Corn Somewhat under Influence of Liquor.

David Bharan, the well-known negro baggage man, was shot and killed at Central Union station this morning at 10:30 by Fred Corn, a lumber inspector, of 312 Twenty-seventh Street.

While a number of people were in the near vicinity of the shooting, there seems to have been but few eyes witnesses of the whole affair, and a number of conflicting stories are told.  The most plausible is that told by Ben Wise, of Charles, Mo., who is in the employ of the railroad at Mounds and who tells his story as follows:

"I was standing near the door of the men's waiting room when I saw this white man come up to the negro and say something to him.  I judge he asked to be directed to the toilet room, as the negro pointed in toward the waiting room.  The white man went in there, but came out in a minute and going up to the negro said, "You told me a ---- lie."  The darky said, "Don’t you call me a liar."  After some words they began scuffling and I saw the white man reach for his gun.  I saw he was going to shoot and being in line with the gun, I got out of the way as quick as I could.  I heard him shoot and the negro cried, "Catch that man."  The white man was running out Second Street and ran around behind the Halliday Hotel, where he was caught and disarmed by Henry Thompson and John Watson, a negro baggage men, and taken in a wagon to police headquarters.

Bharam was carried into the men's waiting room, where he died in about fifteen minutes.  The bullet entered his left chest near or above the collar bone and probably severed the jugular vein.

Another story has it that Corn complained to Barham charging him with having charged him too much drayage, and that Barham struck him whereupon Corn drew his gun and shot him.

It is stated that Corn was slightly under the influence of liquor at the time of the quarrel.  Bharam has never been a troublesome negro.

The coroner's jury sat on the case at 3 o’clock this afternoon.

Funeral of Timothy Moran—Yesterday afternoon the funeral of the late Timothy Moran was held from Mrs. M. E. Feith's undertaking parlors.  The services were in charge of the Bartenders' Union of which the deceased was a member.  Mrs. Harris of Springfield, Mo., a sister of the deceased, was in attendance.

Sister of Dr. W. C. Clarke, Dies—Mrs. Astle, sister of Dr. W. C. Clarke, died at her home in Momence, Ill., Monday.  Dr. Clarke went to see her last week when informed of her serious illness and was in attendance at her funeral yesterday.

Thursday, 20 Jun 1907:
By Coroner's Jury for Shooting Negro David Bharam Yesterday at I. C. Depot
Evidence Seemed to Show that Korn Was Not Justified in His Act

The coroner’s inquest on the remains of David Bharam, the negro who was shot and killed by Fred Korn Wednesday morning at the Illinois Central depot, was held Wednesday afternoon in the council chamber.

Patrick Gorman was the first witness to testify.  He stated he was on the platform near the baggage room when he heard a shot fired.  He did not see the scuffle between the men.

Ben Wise, of Charleston, Mo., testified that Korn had asked Bharam to tell him where a water closet was, that there must have been some misunderstanding for Korn came out of the station he accused the darky of telling him a lie.  The two men exchanged oaths and sprang at each other.  Witness stated that the white man (Korn) then pulled his gun and fired.  After he had shot, he started down the street.  Bharam ran after him shouting, "Stop that man!  Stop that man!  He shot me."

Charlie Meschew stated that he saw Korn pull a gun and saw the darky grab it.  They scuffled and Korn managed to get the gun against the negro's neck and then fired one shot.  Witness stated that after the shooting Korn walked down towards the Halliday Hotel.  Witness stated that Korn appeared to be intoxicated to him.

Henry Thompson knew nothing of the shooting.  He heard one shot fired and saw Korn walk away and put the gun in his pocket.  He stated that John Hamilton and himself grabbed Korn and asked him what was the matter.  He stated that the darky had hit him.  He said they took Korn in a wagon and started up to headquarters.  They met Chief Egan near Seventh Street and turned the prisoner over to him.
John Hamilton told almost the same story as Thompson.  He stated that John Watson and himself stopped Korn near the Big Four depot and took the gun away from him.  He said they had no trouble with Korn.

John Watson stated he saw nothing of the shooting.  All he knew about the matter was what he had heard.  Watson stated that Korn asked if the darky was dead and said that he did not want to kill him.
Hess Rodgers stated that Dan Bharam and himself were standing talking together on the platform when Korn came up and told Bharam that he had told him (Korn) a d___ lie.  Bharam said, "Don't call me a liar."  Korn said, "You are a d--- liar."  Witness said that Korn then jerked out his pistol and Bharam grabbed after it.  Korn managed to press the gun against Bharam's neck and fired one shot, after which Korn walked out Second Street and was later captured.

Sid Barnes stated he did not see the shooting.  He heard Bharam say that the white man shot him for nothing.

Robert Wilson, a negro from Caruthersville, Mo., said he was employed at the Halliday Hotel.  He saw the scuffle from a window.  He said he saw the shot fired by Korn.  He saw no weapon of any kind in the negro's hand.

A. Harrison, a negro from Jackson, Tenn., testified about the same as the other witnesses, but he differed somewhat in his details of the affair.

The jury was composed of John Coleman (foreman), Oscar Gaskins, William Susanka, Frank Gossman, J. P. O'Donnell, and A. Glauber.

The jury after hearing the evidence brought in a verdict holding Kohn without bail to the grand jury at the July term of circuit court.

Korn has been for some years in the employ of the O. P. Hurd Lumber Company until 60 days ago when he went with the Ashley Bros. Lumber Company.  He has a family of a wife and two children.

Friday, 21 Jun 1907:
Express Their Thanks—The mother and sisters of Thomas Z. Dumas, of 409 Eighteenth Street, wish to express their sincere thanks to the many friends for the kindness shown during his illness and after his death.

Oscar J. Buettner, Passenger on Str. Cape Girardeau, Died This Morning

Deceased was at Head of Illinois Agencies for Distribution of Chicago Tribune

Oscar J. Buettner, in charge of the circulation of the Chicago Tribune among the news dealers of Illinois, died on the steamer Cape Girardeau at 6:30 o'clock this morning.

Mr. Buettner was taken ill about 4 o'clock.  He was given all the attention that could be summoned at that hour, but medical aid was unavailing in the attempt to save his life.

Mrs. Buettner, wife of the deceased, and Miss Ollie Buettner, his sister, were with him on the boat and Mayor Parsons had them taken up to his residence this morning.

Oscar Buettner was one of the best newspaper circulators in the state, according to J. W. Locrene, the veteran agent of the St. Louis Globe Democrat.  Mr. Buettner served on the Globe-Democrat for four years and then went on the Tribune.  His headquarters were at Danville.

The deceased was reared at Red Bud, Ill., his father and mother now reside in St. Louis, where his brother, Julius Buettner, is in the house furnishing business.

Coroner McManus will hold an inquest to inquire into the cause of his death.

President Dekker received word from Julius Buettner of St. Louis that he would be here at 6 o'clock this evening to take charge of his brother's remains.

Mr. Buettner spent the evening on the boat, playing cards until 2 o'clock when he retired.  At 4 o'clock he was taken ill and a doctor was summoned.  After he had treated the patient, Mrs. Buettner got her pocket book and paid him.  Then she threw it down, and when later she searched for it, it was missing.  It contained $70.  This gave rise to the story that Mr. Buettner had been robbed.  The Hustlers are arranging to take up a collection to reimburse Mrs. Buettner.

Robert Adams, of Batavia, N. Y., Committed Suicide Last Sunday

Robert Adams, head miller for the Halliday mill in the early eighties, committed suicide at his home in Batavia, N.Y., last Sunday.  This is the information James Millne learned at Sparta, where Mr. Adams' brother lives.  The deceased owned a mill at Batavia, and was apparently in the best of health and prospering.  Why he ended his life is not known.  Mr. Milne saw him recently at Niagara Falls, and they had a pleasant time going over old times in Cairo.  Mr. Adams will be remembered by many old residents.

By South Bound Mobile and Ohio Passenger

Guy Bridges, an employee of one of the Cairo and Thebes construction gang, was struck and killed by the southbound Mobile and Ohio passenger train early this morning.  Coroner McManus went out to Klondike this morning where the inquest was held.  Bridges with a crowd of men came into the city yesterday in a wagon and returned last night.  It developed that Bridges got off the wagon at the crossing near the camp and was probably walking down the track when killed.  His body was horribly mangled, parts being picked up from Klondike to Davis Junction.  The remains were brought to Feith's undertaking establishment this noon.

Monday, 24 Jun 1907:
Funeral of Oscar Buettner Who Died in Cairo Held at St. Louis

The funeral of Oscar J. Buettner, the man whose death threw a shadow of sadness over the gayety of the Egyptian Hustlers' meeting in Cairo, Ill., last week, was held Sunday afternoon from the undertaking rooms of M. H. Alexander, 2835 Olive Street at 2 o'clock.  The body was buried in St. Matthew's Cemetery.

He was a member of a prominent St. Louis family.  He was connected with the circulation department of the Chicago Tribune.  Mr. Buettner was 30 years old and had been connected with the Tribune for over 3 years, being in charge of the circulation of the Tribune in Illinois and Indiana.  Prior to that he was with the Globe-Democrat in a similar capacity.

The cause of Mr. Buettner's death was congestion of the lungs.  The coroner’s jury which held an inquest pronounced his demise due to apoplexy, but physicians say that so young a man as Mr. Buettner could not succumb to that ailment.

Thursday afternoon Mr. Buettner had marched in the Hustler parade and became overheated, though he was not affected at the time.  He went on board the steamer Cape Girardeau, where he and Mrs. Buettner and their little daughter, Bonnie Fostile, occupied a stateroom.  Thursday night he seemed in the best of health, remaining up until nearly midnight, dancing and playing cards.

About 4 o'clock Mrs. Buettner heard her husband gasping for breath.  She called assistance, but Mr. Buettner was beyond the reach of aid.  A brother, J. H. Buettner, president of the Union House Furnishing Company in St. Louis, went to Cairo Friday afternoon and brought his brother's body to St. Louis Friday night.

He was born August 14, 1876, in Red Bud, Ill., and was married in that city, June 6, 1901, to Miss Eva B. Gaines.  Mrs. Buettner and a little daughter, 4 years old, survive him.  His father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Henry B. Buettner, reside in St. Louis at 3131 Washington Avenue.  He has a brother, Otto, who is a student at Washington University, and a sister, Ella, living with their parents in this city, and another brother, J. H. Buettner, who lives at 3638 Connecticut Street.  While in St. Louis, Mr. Buettner lived at 327 Beaumont Street.

The pallbearers for the funeral were from the circulation department of the Globe Democrat.  The Chicago Tribune sent a beautiful and costly floral tribute to the bereaved family, and Mr. Adair of that paper sent offers of aid and condolence to the widow of Mr. Buettner, whose death he regards as a loss irreparable.

The remains of Mrs. Gertrude Bell Riley were taken to Cobden from El Reno, Okla., Saturday, where she died Friday after a long illness from consumption.  The funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon by Rev. McClure on the lawn at the home of George A. Bell, her brother. The deceased was a daughter of Mrs. James Bell.  In her girlhood she was known to everybody in Cobden and was well known in social circles throughout Southern Illinois.—Anna Talk

(Benjamin Woodbury Riley, 38, born in Sutton, Mass., son of Philip Henry Riley nand Marietta Woodbury, married Gertrude St. John Bell, 26, born in Cobden, Ill., daughter of James Bell and Eliza Jane Mesler on 20 Nov 1895, in Union Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

Wednesday, 26 Jun 1907:
Mrs. Leroy Whalen and Mr. H. R. Pierce, two of our (Mound City’s) good colored citizens, have passed into the great hereafter this week.  The latter was an Odd Fellow and was buried with lodge honors.

Infant Child Succumbs to Whooping Cough

A little four-month-old baby died at the Children's Home this morning at 4 o'clock from whooping cough.

About a month ago the child was brought to the Home by its mother.  She said that she wanted to leave it there a little while and would be back after it.  She has not been seen since.

Funeral services were held this afternoon by Rev. Buchanan, pastor of the Presbyterian Church and interment was made in Beech Grove Cemetery.

Thursday, 27 Jun 1907:
Of Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Howard, of No. 308 Thirty-eighth Street

Mildred the four-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Howard, of No. 208 Thirty-eighth Street, died about 12:30 o'clock today.  The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock, interment to be made at Mounds.  The funeral is in charge of undertakers Burke and Blaine. Mr. Howard is an electrician for the Cairo Electric and Traction Company.

Bother of Gen. Logan Dropped Dead Wednesday Evening

Murphysboro, Ill., June 27.—Thomas M. Logan, 80 years old, dropped dead at his home here last evening at 5:05 o'clock.  He was a brother of General John A. Logan and a son of Dr. John Logan, a pioneer, who donated the site for the founding of Murphysboro.  Thomas M. Logan was instrumental in the upbuidling of Murphysboro.  He owned a great deal of property here and was associated with Vice President Clark of the Missouri Pacific Railroad in the real estate business in Murphysboro years ago.
Mr. Logan also owned some fine race horses.

Until word has been heard from his sister-in-law, Mrs. John A. Logan, no definite funeral arrangements will be made, but it will probably be held Sunday.

Former Halliday Clerk Died—Henry Pruitt, for a number of years clerk at The Halliday, and afterwards at the Isthruma at Baton Rouge, La., died a few days ago of tuberculosis in Little Rock.  The remains were interred at Forrest City, Ark.

For Murder of Two Guards in the Missouri Penitentiary

Jefferson City, Mo., June 27.—Convicts Harry Vaughn, George Ryan and Edward Raymond, were hanged together this morning for the murder of two guards in the state penitentiary during the mutiny of 1905.

William Hanks, a well-known citizen of Ullin, died Thursday evening after a long and lingering spell of consumption.  The remains were laid to rest in Cache Chapel Cemetery.  He provided well for his wife and two children by leaving them a farm, some property, and life insurance.  The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Kirkman Saturday morning to a very large congregation.

             (William Hanks married Mrs. Florance Belle Swygart on 16 Jan 1887, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

Friday, 28 Jun 1907:
Hospital Patient Suicides in Strange Way Saturday Morning

Anna Talk:  Charles Colwell, aged 24, a patient at the hospital, gave to the Anna, Jonesboro and Hospital electric line its first record of a fatal happening, Saturday morning.

Colwell, with several other patients and their attendants were picking blackberries in a field, not more than a hundred yards from the street car tracks.  As the car returning from the hospital to Anna approached, Colwell ran out from the field and stood on an embankment.  The motorman, D. D. Hacker, one of the most careful men in the employ of the company thought the man wanted to get on.  He applied the brakes and slowed down until near the place.  When it became apparent that the man was not waiting for the car, Hacker released the brakes and the car going down grade, gained speed rapidly.  When almost opposite the spot, Colwell lunged forward down the slight embankment and threw himself in front of the car.  His body was doubled up and rolled only a short distance showing that Hacker had stopped with almost incredible promptness.  The patients' back bone was broken in two, his ribs were crushed and the body was badly bruised.  Death resulted before he could be removed from under the car, which had to be jacked up before the body could be released.  Colwell's home was at Herrin.  His relatives had been down to see him only a few days before and had hoped his improvement would be such as to enable them to remove him from the hospital and take him to West Virginia soon.

Mrs. James Chamberlain, wife of the general manager of the street car lines and her niece Florence Montgomery, were on the car when the suicide occurred.

Coroner Dr. J. J. Lence, of Jonesboro, held and inquest and the evidence entirely exonerated the street car company from blame and developed almost beyond question that Colwell had deliberately laid his plans for self-destruction.

W. H. Harris Passed Away at 5:15 Last Evening

W. H. Harris died at his home last evening at 5:15 o'clock from cancer.  He had been quite feeble for some time.  The deceased, was fifty-one years of age and a devout Catholic.  His greatest desire was to be able to receive the last rites of the church.  These were administered last evening and a few moments later he passed away.  He leaves a wife and three daughters, May, Jessie, and Lucy.

He was a member of the order of Catholic Knights and that organization will have charge of the funeral.  Services will be conducted at the house tomorrow at 12:30 o'clock by Father Downey.  The funeral will leave the house at 1 o'clock.  The remains will be taken to Arlington, Ky., on the 1:40 train where they will be laid to rest in the family lot in Arlington Cemetery.

Saturday, 29 Jun 1907:

Albion, Ill., June 29.—David Kellam and his father, Albert Kellam, were today found guilty of murdering Sheriff Compton and both were given life sentences.


Spring Valley, Ill., June 29.—In a fit of insanity, Mrs. Lucy D. Drews, gave her son, aged two years, a box of strychnine pills to eat.  The mother was laughing while the baby was eating the poison, from the effects of which it died.  The mother will be returned to the asylum.

Attended Funeral—The Catholic Knights and Ladies of America Branches No. 6 and 2030, 23, attended the funeral of their late brother, W. H. Harris, at his home, No. 1001 Washington Avenue, at 12:30 o'clock today and in a body accompanied his remains to the train to be transported to Fancy Farm, Ky., where they will be interred.

Monday, 1 Jul 1907:

Postmaster Sidney B. Miller, Judge W. N. Butler, and Capt. W. M. Williams, attended the funeral Sunday of Thomas M. Logan, brother of Gen. John A. Logan, at Murphysboro, whose death was announced in The Citizen last week.  The funeral was largely attended by distinguished citizens from all parts of the state.  Mrs. Logan, widow of the late general, was present.


The body of "Big Eyed Jim" Robinson, a negro coal passer, was found in the Ohio River near the point yesterday morning by men engaged in work on the fleet of barges near that point.  Coroner McManus held an inquest and the jury returned a verdict that death was due to accidental drowning.  The remains were interred at the county cemetery yesterday afternoon.  Robinson was last employed on the towboat Pacific.

Tuesday, 2 Jul 1907:


Thomas J. Pryor and family left last night for Ford City, Mo., in response to a message telling of the death of the former's father which occurred at his home in that place yesterday.  The deceased was 72 years old and has been in ill health for a number of months.  Several years ago he received injuries by being thrown from a horse from which he never fully recovered.


Edwardsville, Ill., July 2.—Charles M. Travous, general solicitor for the Wabash Railroad, was found dead in his bed at his home here this morning.

Wednesday, 3 Jul 1907:
Cowardly Murder in Missouri

Kennett, Mo., July 3.—News is received here of a shooting affray at the farm house of Robert A. Pelty, seven miles south of here, in which William Ford probably mortally wounded Harrison Balls, and then committed suicide.  Ford was desperately in love with Mrs. Nettie Prince, a widow, who is the sister of Balls.  Balls opposed Ford’s attentions.  Ford shot Balls twice, probably fatally, as the latter was sitting at a window of the Pelty home smoking.  Ford then killed himself. 


The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Ford died Monday evening of congestion of the brain.  The funeral was held from the family residence Tuesday afternoon, Rev. B. F. Utley officiating.  The remains were taken to Tamaroa for burial.  (Mound City)

Mrs. Mark Curry died at her father's home in Center last Thursday.  She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Britt and suffered from several months with a complication of diseases.  Rev. Kirkman preached her funeral sermon and she was interred in Concord Cemetery.

Friday 5 Jul 1907:
Mrs. J. A. Naugle Reaches Bedside of Her Dying Father
P. H. Barclay Slightly Improved But Is Gradually Growing Weaker—Fast Time from Mexico

A long race against death, in which a special train and a specially chartered river tug were used as a last resort, was won early this morning, when Mrs. Naugle, wife of J. A. Naugle, general superintendent of the Mexican Central Railroad, arrived in Cairo after a fast trip from Mexico City, to be at the bedside of her father, P. Barclay, before he succumbed to illness, which has confined him to his home on Seventh Street for several days.

Mrs. Naugle left Mexico City at 9 p.m. Monday upon receipt of news of the serious sickness of Mr. Barclay.  She arrived at Poplar Bluff, Ark., yesterday at 1:30 p.m., too late to take the regular Iron Mountain train, due here early last evening.  The next train for Cairo was not due until 7:30 o'clock this morning, which would have arrived shortly after noon.  Mrs. Naugle, after communication with her brother, P. C. Barclay, of Cairo, chartered a special Iron Mountain train and arrived on it at Bird's Point at 2:30 o'clock this morning.

Arrangements had already been made and the tugboat Theseus was waiting to bring her to Cairo.  She reached here shortly before 4 o'clock.

Mr. Barclay, who has been eagerly awaiting the arrival of his daughter is much more cheerful today as a result of her arrival and aside an increasing weakness is thought to be slightly improved.

Physicians had given up hope for his recovery several days ago, but have done everything possible to keep aglow the spark of life until his daughter could reach his bedside.

Mr. Barclay is one of the most highly respected and best known citizens in Cairo.  He is known to Masons throughout the country, having been presiding officer of the Illinois Grand Lodge at one time and having the honor of being a Thirty-third degree Mason.

Fourth of July Quarrel Ends in Murder on Main Street of Nearby Village.

Jesse Hutchison, a negro, yesterday afternoon shot and instantly killed Ianoe Waters, also a negro, and formerly marshal of Pulaski at which place, following a quarrel, which started when Hutchison slapped the face of Waters' daughter.  Pulaski is on the Illinois Central road several miles above Cairo.
The quarrel occurred in a negro restaurant and the men went out into the street, where the fight was continued.  Hutchison, it is alleged, drew his revolver first and fired five shots into Waters' body, all of which took effect, killing him instantly.  Waters was armed and drew his revolver, but was killed before he could re.

The slayer was arrested by Marshal Decatur Lackey and confined until Sheriff Bankston arrived from Mound City and took him to the county jail.  Fearing that the negro would attempt to escape the marshal handcuffed him, but upon his arrival at Mound City, it was found that he had no keys to fit the wrist irons and it was necessary this morning to take the prisoner to a blacksmith shop and have the cuffs filed from his wrists.

(The 6 Jul 1907, issue refers to the deceased as Hank Waters.—Darrel Dexter)

John Parham has returned from Paducah, where he attended the funeral of his sister-in-law.

Former Riverman Dead

Information has reached the city of the death of Captain Frank M. Dougherty, for several years a resident of Paducah.  He was then a steamboat man and served in several positions with credit.

The Louisville Courier-Journal thus announces Capt. Dougherty's death:

"The body of Capt. Frank M. Dougherty, who died at Wildwood, N.J., Tuesday afternoon, will be brought to Louisville for burial.  Capt. Dougherty was well known in Louisville as a steamboat man and was also well known along the river from Pittsburg to New Orleans.  Shortly after the close of the Civil War, Mr. Dougherty moved to Clarksville, Tenn., and started in the steamboat business.  Later he removed to Louisville and had lived here most of the time since.

Saturday, 6 Jul 1907:
Mr. P. W. Barclay Passed Away This Afternoon after Brief Illness
Remains Will Be Buried in Chicago, Beside His Wife in Rose Hill Cemetery

Mr. P. W. Barclay passed away at 1:40 o'clock this afternoon.

After an illness with which he was stricken on June 25th, and which did not cause his family any alarm until several days later, he passed away this afternoon, surrounded by his family, his son, Mr. P. C. Barclay, with whom he makes his home in Cairo, and his daughter, Mrs. J. A. Naugle, who arrived from Mexico City, Mexico, only yesterday morning to spend the last moments with him.

Mr. Barclay was born in Russellville, Ky., on Dec. 30, 1832.  He was one of a family of nine children, six sons and three daughters. Surviving him are three brothers, John F., of Atlanta, Ga.; J. C. and W. F., of Louisville, Ky.; and two sisters, Mrs. I. W. Caldwell, of Wake Forrest, N.C., and Mrs. W. G. Hines, of Trinidad, Colo.

Learning the drug business in Philadelphia, he followed that calling in Bowling Green, Ky., during the war, coming to Cairo in 1867.

Mr. Barclay was one of the old and respected citizens of Cairo and a number of years ago was one of the most active businessmen.  Coming to Cairo with his brother, Mr. James S. Barclay, at the close of the Civil War, they engaged in the drug business on a large scale.  They conducted a wholesale business on Ohio levee, which was under the management of Mr. P. W. Barclay, while Mr. J. S. Barclay conducted the retail store where Mr. H. C. Schuh's drug store now is located, at Eighth and Washington Avenue.  The name Barclay Brothers was linked with all that made up the commercial history of Cairo for a long period of years.

When they retired, from the drug business, Mr. P. W. Barclay became general agent in this territory for the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, and he has continued that business in company with his son, Mr. P. C. Barclay, until the present time.

Mr. Barclay was prominent in Masonic circles of Illinois.  He was a member of the Blue Lodge, of the Chapter and of the Commandery, and was a Thirty-third degree Mason.  He was Past Grand Commander of the Grand Commandery of Illinois, Knights Templar, and Past Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter of Illinois.

Funeral services will be held at the Methodist church after a short prayer at the residence on Seventh Street, and the body will be taken to Chicago to be laid at rest beside his wife, who died in May 1896 and his son Hugh in Rose Hill Cemetery.  The time of the funeral had not been decided upon this afternoon.

(John A. Naugle married Fannie Lou Barclay on 16 Oct 1884, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)


Description of Body Found in Brewer's Lake Tallies with All of Them
Cigar Maker Driven Crazy by the Murder of His Father—May Have Taken Poison

Friends and relatives of three missing men went to Brewers Lake, near Charleston, Mo., today to try and identify the body of a man found there yesterday, who evidently had committed suicide.
The missing men are:

OTIS FREEMAN, a cooper, formerly employed at the Halliday Milling Company

HERMAN MICHAELS, secretary of the Cairo Cigar Makers Union

HENRY SEABERS, a carpenter

The description of the body found in the lake tallies to a certain extent with that of all of the men who are missing.  The description however, more closely fits that of Ottis Freeman than any of the others.

Mrs. Freeman who resides on Division Street left this morning for Charleston.  Freeman had been drinking for several weeks and when he left home Monday night was in an extremely ugly humor.  He had been out of work for a long time and was discouraged, but his family had no thought that he would suicide. In the pockets of the dead man were found 13 collar buttons and a carpenter’s lead pencil.  Mrs. Freeman before leaving for Charleston this morning said that she remembered seeing her husband have several collar buttons in his possession the day he left home.

Herman Michaels, the cigar maker, disappeared Tuesday night after going to his room at the Taylor boarding house on Sixth Street and changing his clothes.  All of his papers, cards, letters, etc., were left in a light suit.  He replaced this with a dark suit similar to the one worn by the dead man.  A month or so ago Michaels’ father was brutally murdered, robbed and his body burned in a small Ohio town and since then Michaels has not been the same man.  His friends fear that his father's tragic death so bore upon his mind that he lost his reason and fear that he wandered to Birds Point and from there to the lake and ended his life.

Henry Seabers, the carpenter, has also been missing several days.  He was connected with Charles McNulty in the contracting and carpenter jobbing business and Mr. McNulty thinking that perhaps he might have taken his own life went to Brewer's Lake today in an effort to identify the body.  Seavers boarded at Mrs. Stite's place on Seventh Street and was well known.

The body found yesterday was that of a middle-aged man, probably between 30 and 45 years old.  The coroner’s jury returned a verdict of suicide, as on the man's arm and breast were found deep burns, evidently made by carbolic acid, a half empty bottle of which was found on the banks nearby.  An autopsy also disclosed the fact that sufficient quantities of the acid has been taken to cause death.  It was therefore supposed that the man had taken poison and had either fallen or jumped into the lake.  

The body was that of a man of 45 years, medium height, of stock build, light complexion.  He wore dark trousers and shirt, light underwear.  A piece of carpenter's pencil and thirteen collar buttons were found in the pockets.

Sheriff Bankston returned from Pulaski yesterday, where he brought back Jesse Hutchison, the fellow who shot and killed Hank Waters the Fourth.

Particulars Were Not Known When Brief Notice Was Made Regarding Well Known Pastor’s End

Letters received from Mrs. Wallace S. Faris, by relatives of Rev. Mr. Faris here, give the particulars of his death, which were not obtainable at the time of his demise about the middle of May, says the Anna Talk.

He had been away from home, assisting in famine relief work for about four weeks, returning home only once or twice during that time.  On Saturday, May 11, which was the day distribution was made to the sufferers, Mr. Faris had been helping to keep the crowds in line.  Saturday evening he started for his home at Yihsien, which place he reached after suffering great agony at about 7 o'clock p.m.  His suffering was caused by impaction of the bowels, and only temporary relief could be given until death came about noon, May 13.  He was attended constantly after reaching home, by two physicians.  He was perfectly resigned.

The funeral was conducted Thursday afternoon, May 16, by Rev. William Chalfant, whom readers of this paper will remember from Rev. Mr. Faris' letters, was intimately associated with him in the missionary work.  A service in English was held at his home and one in Chinese in the chapel nearby.  The remains were interred in the garden of the mission in a compound casket made of cedar, which weighed 1,500 pounds.  It was carried to the grave on a specially arranged framework borne by 24 persons.  The vault in which the body rests is of solid brick masonry dug into the ground six feet with an arch extending above ground two or three feet.

Rev. Mr. Faris is a son of Dr. and Mrs. W. W. Faris, of Miami, Florida. He was for many years a resident of Anna.  In fact, he grew to manhood here and was married here to Miss Ellen Asper, the wife who survived him in China.  Mrs. Charles H. Wiley, of this city, is his sister, and he has one brother, Paul, and a sister, who are now in China.

Mrs. Faris, who is a daughter of Mrs. M. Babcock, formerly of Anna, now of St. Louis, will return to America and to her mother's home in St. Louis.

Rev. Mr. Faris had been a Presbyterian missionary in China 10 years.  At the end of 8 years he came home, as is customary with foreign missionaries and sailed from San Francisco for China in February 1906, for his second term of 8 years.  He was 38 years of age and was full of energy and thoroughly consecrated to the work.  This loss will be felt keenly by the missionaries with whom he has labored so faithfully and harmoniously.

(Wallace Somerville Faris, 27, of Pittsburg, Alleghany Co., Pa., clergymn, born in Chicago, Ill., son of William W. Faris and Isabella Thomson, married Ellen McGill Asper, 24, of Anna, born in Mercer, Pa., daughter of John M. Asper and Agnes M. McKean, on 2 Sep 1896, in Union Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

Monday, 8 Jul 1907:
Man Found in Brewers Lake Thought to Have Been H. Seabers
Wife of Latter Thinks Her Husband Has Gone on a Trip—Identification Impossible

The identity of the suicide found in Brewer's Lake, near Charleston, Mo., last Friday remains unknown and while identification is now beyond question, it is thought that the dead man may either be Otis Freeman, a cooper, or Henry Seabers, both of whom have been mysteriously missing from Cairo for several days.  Herman Michaels, who also was missing Saturday, and who, it was feared by friends had possibly taken his life is in Memphis, according to a message received from him last night.

As was stated in Saturday's Citizen, the body of the suicide in many ways tallies with the description of the missing men.  Mrs. Freeman went to Charleston Saturday to investigate.  The body had been buried in a crude box without embalming and officers there told her it would be useless to exhume the remains as identification was then believed to be impossible.

The description in many respects, even to the collar buttons found in his pockets tally with the description of Freeman, but the foreman of the coroner's jury stated to Mrs. Freeman that the dead man had a light mustache.  When Freeman left here a week ago Friday he was smooth shaven.

Charles McNulty, connected with Seavers in the carpenter jobbing business, went to Brewer's Lake to also make an investigation and is inclined to think that the dead man may be the missing carpenter.  In the pockets of the dead man were found, besides the 13 collar buttons, a large door key, similar to the one carried by Seabers, and a carpenter's lead pencil. The description also tallies in a number of other respects.

Mrs. Freeman said today that her husband had left home four different times in the last few years and had remained away for months at a time.  Previous to his disappearance he told a fellow employee of the Halliday flour mill that he intended going to Milwaukee to work.

The family is said to be in destitute and needy circumstances.  He was the sole support of his wife and three children and of his wife's mother.  Seabers was not married.

Charles J. Bradbury Passes Away at Marine Hospital as Results of Fall down Steps.

Charles J. Bradbury, an aged and well known river engineer, died at the United States Marine Hospital yesterday afternoon as a result of injuries he sustained several days ago by falling down the steps from his apartments over Charles Lancaster's building at Sixteenth Street and Commercial Avenue.  Two ribs were broken and he was badly bruised and cut by the fall.  Owing to his advanced age he never recovered from the shock.

The deceased was 72 years old and resided in Cairo for the past 25 years.  He is survived by a daughter and two sons, all of whom reside in Rising Sun, Ind.

The deceased was for many years employed on the Cairo Coal Company’s tugs and was also engaged as engineer at the Tenth Street pump.

Local rivermen are interesting themselves in his funeral and will probably have charge of the burial.  The remains are at the establishment of Mrs. M. E. Feith, pending arrangements.


The public library was closed today from 12 to 7:30 o’clock, the flag floated at half mast, honoring Mr. P. C. Barclay, who died Saturday afternoon.

Last Sad Rites Over Body of P. W. Barclay Held This Afternoon
Large Number of Friends Attend Service at Methodist Church—Funeral Party Leaves Tonight

Sorrowing Cairo friends and members of the Cairo Commandery, No. 13, Knights Templar this afternoon attended funeral services over the body of the late Philander W. Barclay.  Private services were conducted by the Knights Templar at the family residence on Seventh Street at 4 o'clock, which were attended only by the members of the organization, the family, and a few friends.  At 4:45 o'clock services were held at the First Methodist Church, of which the deceased was a devout member.

Rev. J. A. Scarritt, of Alton, a lifelong friend of the deceased and former pastor of the Methodist Church conducted the service, which was beautiful but very simple and brief.

A number of Knights Templar acted as pallbearers from the residence to the church and will act in the same capacity this evening when the remains will be taken to the Central Union Station and placed aboard a special car which will be attached to Illinois Central train No. 8, due to leave at 7:15 o’clock for Chicago, where interment will be made Tuesday afternoon.

Messrs. Frank Spencer and Joseph W. Wenger, members of the Cairo Commandery, will accompany the funeral party to Chicago and assist in the services there tomorrow.

Burial will be made at Rose Hill Cemetery and the body of the deceased placed to rest by the side of his wife and son, Hugh Barclay, who preceded him to the Great Beyond several years ago.  Members of the Apollo Commandery, Knight Templar, of Chicago, will conduct the services at the cemetery.

(Philander W. Barclay married Mary E. Crews on 27 Feb 1856, in Cook Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

No Headway Made in Trial of Slayer of Policeman Patrick Doud
Additional Attorneys Secured by the State—Grand Jury Work May Be Ended Tomorrow.

Owing to the fact that only 10 of the 24 petit jurors summoned for the July term of circuit court, which was convened at the courthouse by Judge William N. Butler this morning, qualified for service, the case of Marvin Boren, charged with the murder of Policeman Patrick Doud, was not commenced this afternoon as was expected.

A special venire calling for 24 additional jurors was issued returnable at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning, when the examination of talesmen to secure a jury of 12 to try Boren will be started.

After the grand jury had been impanelled this morning, court adjourned until 1:30 o'clock this afternoon and the session was occupied with small civil cases.

Owing to the publicity given the Doud murder and the great interest it caused, it is considered doubtful whether or not a jury can be secured this week.

The Boren case will be bitterly contested by both the State and the defense.  The former will make a determined effort to convict the prisoner of murder in the first degree.  The defense probably will be self-defense, although the nature of the plea that will be set up has not been announced.

State's Attorney Wilson will be assisted in the prosecution by State's Attorney Lingle, of Union County, and M. J. O'Shea, of this city.  The attorneys for the defense are Lansden & Leek and Reed Green.

Sam Perce, who was with Boren at the time he killed Doud and who was indicted for assisting the prisoner to escape and who was later released on bond, will be represented by Attorney W. A. Spann of Johnson County.

His case has been continued to the October term.

Doud was stabbed to death by Boren on the night of March 21st, when the former attempted to arrest him for creating a disturbance in a house on Thirteenth Street.  The killing took place in front of 223 Thirteenth Street after Boren and Perce had left the house adjoining 235.


Eddie Boon, a 15-year-old negro boy, was the first victim to be claimed by the Ohio River at this point this summer.  Boon, who resided with his parents on Fifteenth Street, was swimming Sunday afternoon with some other boys near the Halliday elevator on lower Ohio Street.  In some way he lost control of himself and sank before his companions could render any assistance.  R. W. Lamb, of New Orleans, a switchman here on a visit, saw the lad sink, but was unable to do anything but recover the body.  Coroner McManus held an inquest, the verdict being in accordance with the facts.

Tuesday, 9 Jul 1907:

Ridgway, Ill., July 9.—Oliver Abbott, 40 years old, died from a wound received several months ago at Cairo, Ill.

Mr. Abbott was assaulted and robbed by several unidentified persons.

Body of Suicide Found in Brewer's Lake That of George Seabers
Case Is Surrounded in Mystery; Played Cards; May Have Been Despondent Over Loss

The body of the man found in Brewer's Lake, near Charleston, Mo., last Friday has been identified as that of George Seavers, a carpenter, formerly connected with John McNulty, in the jobbing and contracting business, with a shop on Tenth Street.

Late last evening Mr. McNulty returned from Charleston, fully convinced that his partner was the man found in the lake and who according to the Mississippi County coroner’s jury had died by his own hand.  Several articles, including a watch and a door key found in the dead man's pockets, have been identified as belonging to Seabers.

Seavers, who was 68 years old, disappeared Tuesday afternoon of last week.  When seen by Mr. McNulty at that time he had in his possession about $100, and is said to have played cards after that time.  At 4 o'clock he crossed the river in a Mississippi River ferry skiff and so far as can be learned was not seen alive after that except by a man name Perce, who said that he met him in the vicinity of Brewer's Lake that night about 8 o'clock.

No reason can be attached to Seaber’s leaving Cairo and his subsequent suicide.  He was in good spirits when last seen and so far as is known had no troubles.  That he suicided was evidenced by the deep acid burns on his face and breast and by a half empty bottle of carbolic acid found on the bank of the lake near the spot where his body was found.

When found, no money was in his pockets and some of his friends are of the belief that he lost his savings in a card game and growing despondent ended his life.


Coffeen, Ill., July 9.—Art Hamilton, 35 years old, was killed by a Clover Leaf freight train in the yards here at a late hour last night.  The body was found early this morning.  Hamilton was a farmer and was walking home.


Herrin, Ill., July 9.—In an accident here on the Burlington Route Sunday evening, D. S. Ford, an engineer of this city, Engine Foreman E. H. Hutton, whose homes are in Centralia, were instantly killed.  The engine was running at a high rate of speed over raised tracks, which gave way, throwing the engine down an embankment.  Foreman Barnhill escaped injury by jumping.

The engine was on its way to Cambon with workmen, who were riding on the tank.  All of them escaped injury.

Slayers of George Wooden and Dave Barham, Negroes, Are Indicted
Many Farmers Called on Special Venire Reached Here Late This Afternoon—Negro Sentenced

After returning indictments against Joseph Causey, who shot and killed George Wooden, colored, and Fred Korn, who killed David Bharman, also colored, for manslaughter, and finding true bill on less serious charges against a number of prisoners in the county jail, the grand jury was discharged at 3 o'clock this afternoon by Judge William N. Butler in the circuit court.

The grand jury also investigated charges made by Mrs. Mary Bettis, colored, whose house was partially wrecked Sunday night by a number of self-styled "White Caps," but found no evidence sufficient to indict.

The work of securing jurors to try Marvin Boren, slayer of Patrolman Patrick Doud, was commenced late this afternoon.  The case was set for trial yesterday, but it was soon found that a special venire was necessary.  Most of those summoned on the panel live in the country and could not reach the city until 3 o'clock.  Owing to the publicity given the case and the interest it caused all over the county, it will be difficult to secure a jury and counsel for both sides do not expect to commence the real trial until the first of next week.

Life Partner of "Water Walker" Succumbs to Injuries at Greenwood, Miss.

Word has been received by Cairo friends of the death of Mrs. C. W. Oldrieve, wife of Capt. Oldrieve, known from Cincinnati to New Orleans as "The Water Walker."  Her death occurred at Greenwood, Miss., last Saturday and she was buried yesterday at the Kings Daughters' Cemetery at that place.  Mrs. Oldrieve was injured on the night of July 4.  Her injuries were not regarded as serious and consequently her death was unexpected.  Her husband left Greenwood Friday morning for Paducah to fill an engagement and so far all efforts to reach him by wire have proved unavailing.

Mrs. Oldrieve and her husband gave an exhibition on the river at Greenwood last Thursday night and while she was engaged in exploding some fireworks on a flatboat, a lighted fuse set fire to a package of powder and ignited her clothing.  She jumped from the boat, but on the wrong side, and did not get into the water.  When rescued and the flames smothered, it was discovered that she was burned about the face, side and limbs, much of her clothing being burned off.  She was immediately taken to the hospital and given every attention.

Mrs. Oldrieve was in Cairo with her husband during the week of the Hustlers and also accompanied him on his trip down the river.  Mrs. Oldrieve was a most pleasant woman and made a number of friends while here.

James Stewart Dies in Cincinnati of Injuries—Funeral to Be Held Here

James B. Stewart, a well-known river engineer, who formerly made his home in Cairo and a father of Miss Clyde Stewart, of this city, died early this morning in Cincinnati as a result of injuries sustained last night as a result of falling into an open sewer manhole.

The body will be shipped here for interment.  No arrangements for the funeral have as yet been made, but will be announced tomorrow.

The deceased was on his way to the towboat W. W. O'Neill, on which he was engaged, and which has been tied up at Cincinnati, undergoing repairs as a result of running afoul of a rock near that point a week ago.

Mr. Stewart was 48 years old and is survived by Miss Clyde Stewart, and a son, James Stewart, who resides in St. Louis.  He has been notified and will arrive probably today.  Miss Stewart makes her home here with her cousin, Miss Reka Stewart, on Twenty-third Street near Holbrook Avenue.  She is employed as stenographer in the lumber office of O. L. Peabody.

The deceased, up to a few years ago, made his headquarters in Cairo and was well and most favorably known, especially among river men.  He was a member of the A. O. U. W. of this city.

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Culberson lost their little 18-month-old girl one day last week of cholera infantum.  (Olmsted)

Phillip Preetorius was called from Joppa by the death of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Arthur Glass, who died in Anna Saturday.  She will be buried in Villa Ridge cemetery today.

Wednesday, 10 Jul 1907:
Eighteen Talesmen Examined Up to Three O’clock and Not a One Qualified
Made Objections to First Panel Because Men Were Summoned by Mail—Two Special Venires.

After a delay since Monday, due to the inability to secure talesmen from which to secure a jury to try Marvin Boren upon the charge of murdering Patrolman Patrick Doud, the real work of getting a jury was started at 1 o'clock this afternoon, but at 3 o'clock not a single man was in the jury row, although 18 of the first panel of 24 had been examined.

This morning the counsel for the defense made a motion to continue the case until the October term of court and Judge Butler asked that the motion together with affidavits be presented to the court at the afternoon session.  This was not done.  Prior to that motion the defense had asked that the first panel of 24 men be quashed claiming that six of the men summoned on the first special venire, issued Monday, had been notified by mail and had not responded.  The defense asked that the case be postponed until these six men had been notified by an officer of the court.  Judge Butler, however, held that as the panel had been filled, making 24 men ready to be called for examination, that the objection was not sustainable.

Last evening, Judge Butler, realizing the difficulty that would be experienced in getting a jury in the case, issued another additional special venire of 24 men, each who will report tomorrow.  Court officials are having difficulty in securing talesmen.  They report that there is a great amount of sickness in the county and that a majority of the farmers are now busier than at any other time of the year.

Then too the interest aroused in the case at the time the killing occurred and the publicity given it through the papers makes a majority of the men unqualified to serve.

It is not expected that the jury will be secured before the first or probably the latter part of next week.
Boren was brought into court at 10 o'clock this morning.  He is one of the few prisoners ever confined in the county jail that seemed to have profited physically by it.  Boren is much heavier, clearer eyed, more robust than when locked up last March.  He has grown a short stubby mustache at which he pulled nervously as he entered the court.  He was not assigned a seat at his attorney’s table, but was sat down on a bench in the prisoners' dock and remained there until the noon adjournment.


The funeral of Mrs. Arthur Glass, who died at Anna Saturday, was held at Villa Ridge yesterday, interment being made at Beech Grove Cemetery.  Services were conducted by the Ven. A. H. W. Anderson, rector of the Church of the Redeemer.  The deceased, who was formerly Miss Anna Parker, was a sister of Mrs. Phillip Preetorious, of this city, but who is spending the summer with her husband at Joppa, Ill.  Mrs. Preetorius was so overcome by the shock of her sister's death that she was unable to attend the funeral.  A number of Cairo friends and relatives attended the services.

(Arthur Ulysses Glass married Mollie Parker on 9 Jun 1897, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

Funeral Notice

Died, Tuesday, July 9, at Cincinnati, Ohio, James Stewart, aged 48 years.

Funeral services will be held at the undertaking parlors of Mrs. Falconer, No. 215 Sixth Street, at 8:30 o'clock tomorrow morning, conducted by Rev. A. S. Buchanan.  Remains will be taken by special train leaving foot of Second Street at 9:30 a.m. to Villa Ridge cemetery, where interment will be made.

(His marker in Cairo City Cemetery at Villa Ridge reads:  James G. Stewart Died July 9, 1907.—Darrel Dexter)

Wounds Received Here May Have Caused Death of Oliver Abbott

A brief item in yesterday's Citizen told of the death of Oliver Abbott, a farmer from near Ridgeway, Ill., as a result of injuries he received in Cairo several months ago.  Abbott, it will be remembered, was the man who was found with his head crushed in the lumber yards at the foot of Tenth Street and who remained in an unconscious condition for weeks at St. Mary’s Infirmary.

After an operation, he regained consciousness, but was unable to tell how he was injured.  An inquiry pushed at the time developed little although it was said that Abbott was the victim of a negro highwayman.

The local authorities will look into Abbott's death and if it is found that he died as a result of injuries received here, probably will continue their investigation.

For several days after Abbott was taken to the hospital, his life was despaired of.  Dr. McManus and others took a deep interest in the case and did everything possible to save him.  He rallied wonderfully after the operation and was believed to have entirely recovered when he left the hospital.

Thursday, 11 Jul 1907:

James Quinn, ex-city treasurer, has received from New York the sad news of his brother's death, Capt. Charles Quinn, which occurred in that city.  Capt. Quinn was seventy years of age and a veteran of the Civil War, serving in the renowned Irish brigade, as captain of the Sixty-third New York Infantry, which saw much service opposing Lee's army.  This famous company was with General McClellan in the seven days' fight in the battles of the Wilderness at Spotsylvania and followed Lee until his final surrender.  Capt. Quinn was a decorative painter by trade.  He visited Cairo when a young man, fifty years ago.  For some years before his death, Capt. Quinn had been in poor health.  He leaves a family.


News was received yesterday from Decatur, Ill., of the death of Mrs. J. M. Sutton, which occurred at a hospital in that city at 5 o'clock yesterday morning.  The deceased, up to some months past, resided in this city with her family at Seventeenth and Poplar streets.  While in Decatur she conducted a hotel.  Mr. Sutton, who formerly conducted a butcher shop at No. 1312 Washington Avenue, son Roy, a Big Four engineer, and Mrs. M. E. Bradbury went to Decatur yesterday in response to the message.


Friends and associates of the late James Stewart joined the sorrowing family this morning in paying a last tribute to the departed.  Services were held at undertaking parlors of Mrs. Falconer, on Sixth Street, conducted by Rev. A. S. Buchanan, and attended by the organizations of which he was a member.  Profuse and beautiful were the flowers sent to be laid upon his grave.  The funeral party were taken by special train to Villa Ridge cemetery, where the Eagles had charge of the exercises.  The pall bearers were taken from the marine engineers and the Eagles.


Mrs. John Schuler went to St. Louis this morning, called by the death of her little grandson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Richards, who died there Tuesday.


Prof. C. W. Oldrieve, the water walker, was stopped at Fulton on his way to Paducah by the Greenville, Miss., authorities, who wished to notify him of his wife's unexpected death from burns she received there last week.  Prof. Oldrieve turned back to Greenville and reached there in time to attend the funeral.  It is not known what his future plans are.

Friday, 12 Jul 1907:

Walter Harry Belasco, the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Belasco, of 418 Commercial Avenue, died at St. Mary’s Infirmary this morning after an illness of three weeks.  A rising in the lad's head was followed by brain fever, which caused his death.  The deceased was 14 years old and was an unusually bright and animated youth and greatly beloved by his playmates and companions.  The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at the undertaking establishment of Mrs. M. E. Feith, at 2 o'clock.  Interment will be made at Villa Ridge.

Well Known Citizen of Cairo Succumbs as a Result of Stroke of Paralysis

Timothy Gorman, one of Cairo's oldest and most highly respected citizens, died at 1:30 o'clock this afternoon after an illness of several weeks.  Mr. Gorman was stricken with paralysis on May 1st and has since been in a sinking condition, although his death was not expected until yesterday, when he grew suddenly weak.

The deceased was 70 years old.  He is survived by his wife and a son, Alderman Frank Gorman and a daughter, Miss Reta Gorman.

For many years Mr. Gorman has conducted a grocery store on Washington Avenue near Twentieth Street.  He resided with his family over his store.  No arrangements have been made for the funeral.  The deceased was a devout member of the St. Joseph's Church.


We desire to express our heartfelt thanks to the kind friends who assisted us in the hour of our bereavement at the death of our father James G. Stewart.
Clyde Stewart
James C. Stewart, Jr.

James Stewart, Jr., who was called here by the death of his father, the late James B. Stewart, will return to his home in St. Louis Sunday.

Saturday, 13 Jul 1907:
Jasper Reeder Failed to Lock Track and Engine Shoved Cars Against One He Was Working Under

Jasper Reeder, aged 38 years, was crushed to death under a freight car he was repairing on the Illinois Central side track, just north of Twentieth Street at 9:20 o'clock this morning, when an engine pushed two coal cars on the repair track against the one he was under causing it to run over him.
Reeder's death, it is said, is due to his negligence to lock the track and to put out a warning flag as is customary when repairs are being made.  With Reeder, was working David G. Skiles, the only eye-witness to the accident.  He told Skiles that he did not think it necessary to lock the track, as he would be engaged in making the repairs only for about five minutes.

Reeder was adjusting some bolts under the car and had nearly finished with them when switch engine No. 600 shoved in the cars on the track.

Reeder was lying alongside the track and the wheels did not pass over his body, but he was crushed to death by the forward trucks, which dragged him about 254 feet.  Part of his body was shoved over next to the rail and pinched by the wheels, but not enough to dismember or mutilate him.

He was immediately rendered unconscious.  Dr. McManus was summoned by the railroad officials, but when he arrived at the scene, he took charge of Twenty-third Street and Holbrook Avenue.  They had no children.  He has been employed as car repairer for the Illinois Central for a number of years and was formerly employed on the street cars as motorman and conductor.  The body was removed to the undertaking establishment of Mrs. M. C. Feith, where an inquest will be held tonight at 8 o'clock.

(Jasper M. Reeder married Martha Loveless on 12 Dec 1894, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)


Word has been received by Cairo friends of Dr. W. Sanford Gee, announcing the death of his daughter, Miss Stella Gee, which occurred at nine o'clock Monday evening in Tarkio, Mo.

Miss Gee was 24 years of age and had been an invalid for several years.  She was buried at Chillicothe, Mo., Wednesday.

Death of Wife Leads Well Known "Water Walker" to Take Poison
Tragic End of Devoted and Faithful Wife Drove Him to Drink and Then to Chloroform

Grief over the tragic death of his wife drove Capt. C. W. Oldrieve to commit suicide at Memphis yesterday afternoon by drinking several ounces of chloroform.  The news of Oldrieve's suicide reached this city today and caused much grief among the many friends and acquaintances he had made here during his trip down the river by which he won a wager of $5,000 and during his exhibitions here at the Hustlers convention.

Oldrieve, who was known from Pittsburg to New Orleans as "The Water Walker," returned to Memphis after attending her funeral at Greenwood, Miss.

After a spree of several days, during which he spent most of his money and often gave away to expressions of grief over his wife's death, purchased the deadly poison at a drug store and went to his room and drank it.  He was found dead several hours later.

His wife was fatally burned on the night of July 4 at Greenwood, Miss., where they were giving an exhibition on Yazoo River, by the premature explosion of fireworks and died Sunday morning while her husband was en route to Paducah to give an exhibition.  When he left her, she was thought to be out of danger.

Oldrieve, since his notable experience, has been giving exhibitions up and down the Mississippi River and its tributaries.  Whenever he went on the water in his big cedar shoes his wife followed him in a rowboat, being an expert oarsman, and having, it is said, rowed many thousand miles in recent years.
She was devoted and faithful and they were much attached to each other.

Oldrieve has been in tough luck for months.  Following his experience of walking down the river he was victimized out of nearly all the proceeds of his trip by a dishonest manager.  Capt. Oldrieve was a most pleasant and agreeable man and with his wife made many friends during their two brief stays in Cairo.

George W. Hileman Thought to Have Ended Life—Big Posse in Hunt

George W. Hileman, living two miles west of Mill Creek, son of Jacob M. Hileman, has disappeared from his home and although his relatives and neighbors to the number of 25 have scoured the entire surrounding country for miles, no trace of him can be found.

It is feared that Hileman has committed suicide.  He was previously shown signs of mental derangement and had told some of his friends that if he ever disappeared they need not look for him.  He is married and has a wife and one child, a little girl.  His relatives are much worried over his disappearance and offer a reward of $50 for any information that will lead to finding him, dead or alive.
He is about 40 years old, 5 feet 7 inches in height and weighs about 140 pounds.  He wore a dark heavy mustache and is bald headed.  He was dressed when last seen in common working clothes.

(George W. Hileman, 27, born near Jonesboro, Ill., son of Jacob M. Hileman and Mary Kimmell, married Loretta V. “Louettie” Misenhimer, 18, born near Springville, Ill., daughter of Jacob Meisenheimer and Margarett J. Verble, on 24 Dec 1893, in Union Co., Ill.  His marker in Mission Chapel Cemetery near Dongola reads:  George W. Hileman Born Sept. 1, 1866 Died July 16, 1907.  Luetta V. Hileman Born Nov 3, 1875 Died Aug. 3, 1952.—Darrel Dexter)

Charleston Paper Tells of Tragic Death of Cairo Carpenter at Brewer's Lake

Was "Dad" Seavers, whose body was found in Brewers' Lake, Mo., murdered?  This is the question that is puzzling this Mississippi County authorities and they are making every effort to locate the men with whom he was last seen alive.

Although the coroner’s jury returned a verdict of suicide, the suspicion that he met with foul play has grown in the minds of the county officers since the body was identified by Seavers' former partner, John McNulty, of this city.

In speaking of the case the Charleston Courier of Friday says:

"Mr. Seavers had been a resident of Cairo for the past eight years, according to his partner and during that time he had never seen him drink to excess.  He did gamble, but only for small sums, and never long at a time.

"The firm was doing a good business and making money, and the deceased had given no hint of contemplating suicide, and nothing of the kind seemed further from his thoughts.  He was unmarried and a hard worker, and a man who had few enemies, if any, as he minded his own business and was not inclined to make new friends easily.  He left Cairo on the Fourth, without telling anyone where he was going or when he would return, which was an unusual thing for him to do.  He was seen near Bird's Point Wednesday morning between 9 and 10 in company with two men, who are not known at this time, and was seen to have a bottle of some kind in his hip pocket.

"Mr. McNulty is of the opinion that his partner was drugged and thrown into the lake and that he did not kill himself.  The identity of the two men who were with Seavers will be discovered if possible, as they may be able to give some clue to the matter.  Seavers had on his person about $100 in gold and bills when he left Cairo which he carried in a leather pocket book, all of which is missing, and which might have led to this murder.

"The fact that the body was burned about the mouth, arms and breast indicates a struggle, and it is McNulty's theory that Seavers was forced to drink the acid and in his struggles it was spilled on his arms and breast and he was thrown into the lake to conceal the crime."

Monday, 15 Jul 1907:

Marvin Boren, slayer of Patrolman Patrick Doud, began the real fight for his life this morning when the jury, which was completed last Saturday evening commenced hearing evidence in the case.

Court convened at 9:40 o'clock and State's Attorney Wilson opened for the State by reading the indictment and stating the case and by reading the law upon the subject.  Attorney Reed Green followed by stating the case of the defense.  The final witness was Alice Parham, keeper of a house at 235 Thirteenth Street, where the quarrel changed to the killing ___ place, and who was a witness to the tragedy.

From the opening statements made by the attorneys, it became evident that the point around which the case will revolve is whether or not Boren killed Doud with malice aforethought, either stated or implied, or whether he stabbed the officer to death to protect himself from great bodily harm.

The State will attempt to prove to the jury that Boren's crime was committed with malice, both stated and implied, while the contention of the defense will be that Boren stabbed the officer to save himself from injury and to escape a clubbing which the officer was giving him.

State's Attorney Wilson read at length from the Illinois statutes, showing that the law held an officer justified in using force on a prisoner after he had sued all available means to effect his capture unsuccessfully.  The defense, however, contended that the law did not give an officer the right to use force in making an arrest for a misdemeanor and that he had the right to use force only in arresting persons for felonies.  The defense stated that the arrest to Boren, who had been creating a disturbance on Thirteenth Street, was not a felony and that therefore officer Doud had no right to club him.

Therefore the case revolves around the questions of whether or not Boren was struck by the officer or whether Doud attempted to beat him with his club before he was himself struck.

Alice Parham proved a good witness for the State.  She testified that Boren created a disturbance in her house and that when she asked him to desist, said:

"What are you going to do?  Call a policeman?"

She said she replied that she was not and that Boren then said:

"If you do, I'll kill him and then beat you."

The witness testified that he then left her place and in company with Sam Perce went to a house adjoining and commenced talking in a loud voice; that Patrolman Doud who was standing on the opposite side of the street crossed and told Boren to come with him.  She said that Boren said:

"I'll not go any place with you” and that he then struck him, after he had called to Perce to help him.  She said following the arrival of a physician said that he did not want to hurt Boren.

The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hale died Thursday evening.  The funeral services were held at the Shiloh Cemetery Saturday afternoon.  (Unity)

Tuesday, 16 Jul 1907:
Prosecution to End Its Case This Afternoon and Defense Wednesday
Said to Have Changed Story Since Inquest—Hint Perjury Charges

Judging from progress made this morning, the case of Marvin Boren for slaying Police Officer Patrick J. Doud, probably will go to the jury late tomorrow evening or Thursday.  It is expected that the state will complete its case this evening and that the defense will occupy not more than a day.

The principal witnesses for the state were on the stand at the opening of the trial although much damaging testimony was given today.  Among the witnesses were Mable Knapp, an inmate of a house in front of which the killing occurred, and who was a witness to the affray; Coroner McManus, M. J. Howely, Police Sergeant Cowell, County Jailer Abernathie, and Marshall McDade, of Fulton, Ky., who captured Boren at that place the morning following the killing.

Mr. McDade told of a conversation with Boren in which the prisoner did not claim that he killed Doud in self-defense; said that he regretted that it was a white man he had killed and that he would not have cared so much if it had been a negro officer and that all he was sorry for was his wife and baby.
Other witnesses testified as to the character and kindly traits of the officer, went through the formalities of telling of his arrest and incarceration in the county jail, the death of Officer Doud and the inquest, etc.
Yesterday afternoon Pearl Spencer, Wanda Lambert, Roxie Summers and Hattie Brennan, followed Alice Parham to the stand.  With the exception of Roxie Summers, they all corroborated the story of the fight as told by Alice Parham, in whose house at 235 Thirteenth Street Boren first made a disturbance.  Although she made a statement decidedly favorable to the State at the coroner’s inquest, the Summers woman yesterday declared that she knew little or nothing of the affair, that she was excited and could not see or hear what was going on very clearly.

From this the state has taken its cue and it is said that several witnesses who were to have been called by the prosecution will not be put on the stand unless they are called by the defense.  Some of these witnesses, it is understood, told straight forward stories on the night of the killing and also before the coroner’s jury, but have since been known to have stated the factors differently.

Hints of perjury charges are being made by friends of the deceased if these witnesses are called by the State and contradict their first story.

The defense is building up its case on the fact that after Boren had been struck by Officer Doud, when the former had hit him in in the face with his fist, according to some witnesses only once and by others three times, cried out, "Cut that out officet or I'll kill you."  Boren according to all the witnesses who have yet testified struck the officer with his fist when the latter laid hold of his left arm and said, "Come on down the street with me; I want to talk to you."

The defense will attempt to show that after Boren had made this cry to the officer and the latter did not stop clubbing him, he stabbed him in order to escape possible death or great bodily harm.

The State, however, will attempt to show that Boren killed Doud with both implied and stated malice as evidenced by his statement in the house of Alice Parham, when he said, "Call the police, I’ll kill them and you too and be here after it’s all over."

Joseph Causey and Fred Korn, indicted by the last grand jury for manslaughter, have been released on bond in the sum of $2,500 each.  Causey shot and killed George Wooden, a negro, and formerly police constable, and Korn shot and killed David Barham, a negro baggageman.

Edward Garner Near Death as Result of Mysterious Wound
Thought First That He Had Been Hit by Train—Later Developments Point to Foul Play.

Ed Garner, a painter, is lying at St. Mary's Infirmary at death's door, with a crushed skull and in unconscious condition, while the police are making a diligent effort to determine whether he is the victim of an accident or foul play.

Garner was found early Sunday morning by the side of the Mobile & Ohio Railroad track, near Thirty-sixth Street with a huge hole in the top of his head.  He was removed to St. Mary's Infirmary, where Drs. Grinstead and Dodds attended him.  He has been unconscious all the time and therefore unable to throw any light on the subject.

It was thought at first that he had been struck by a passing train, but railroad men declare that a train could not have produced such an injury and that the position in which his body was found also indicates that he was not struck by a train.  The wound is an ugly one and looks as though it might have been produced by some blunt instrument.

An investigation has shown that Garner, in company with several other men, had gone to the Mississippi Levee, near the foot of Thirty-sixth Street, Saturday afternoon and had intended going across the river on a fishing trip early Sunday morning.  It is stated that all the members of the party were drinking and that at three o'clock Sunday morning Garner and one of the other members of the party woke a couple of fishermen, living on a shanty boat near there, and asked to be allowed to put out some lines, saying they would return later and take them in.

So far as is known, that was the last seen of him until he was found in a pool of blood near the tracks.  It is supposed that he wandered off from his companions and was waylaid.  The affair is a puzzling one. Doctors this afternoon say that Garner cannot survive and Cairo will have another mysterious murder case unless it is proven that he was struck by a train, which, at present does not seem probable.

Wednesday, 17 Jul 1907:

The death of Mrs. Ellen Sutton, of this city, at Decatur, Ill., a few days ago has brought to light a domestic tragedy in which she figured with Nicholas Koen, formerly a street supervisor of Cairo.  Mrs. Sutton left her husband, James M. Sutton, a butcher of this city, and went to Decatur with Koen, whom it is alleged forced his attentions upon her by means of threats to kill her.  It is understood that a will in which she left Koen all her property and even made over to him the life insurance for $1,000 was secured by the same means.

The Decatur Review says that Koen and Sutton reached an agreement whereby the life insurance policy was turned over to the latter while the former kept possession of all the dead woman's property.
Another Decatur paper says that Koen had a bad reputation and according to his story had served six years as deputy sheriff of Alexander County and had sent dozens of offenders to the penitentiary and a few to the cemetery.  Koen was never anything more in Cairo than street supervisor, collecting dog taxes and street taxes.  He is about forty years old and not of a prepossessing appearance.  Friends of Mrs. Sutton say that he used some sinister influence upon her to induce her to elope with him.

Defendant in Murder Case Denies Stories Told by State's Witness and Says He Killed in Self Defense.

By 6 o'clock the fate of Marvin Boren, slayer of Police Officer Patrick Doud, will be in the hands of the jury.  Boren was the last witness to be examined completing his testimony at 11:30 o'clock this morning.  Attorney Lingle for the State cross questioned the prisoner until noon and for an hour this afternoon.  Then State's Attorney Wilson summed up.  He was followed by Attorney's Green and Leek for the defense and Attorney Lingle will make the final address to the jury for the state.

It is expected that the case will go to the jury by 8 o'clock.

This morning Boren took the stand in his own behalf and made a sweeping denial of all that the State's witnesses had charged; that he created a disturbance in houses on Thirteenth Street; that he had said he would kill the police if they were called; that he struck the officer before the latter had hit him over the head with his club; that he ran in making his escape and that he had told Marshall McDade of Fulton, that he was sorry he had killed a white man and that he would not have cared so much of it had been a negro officer.

Boren's story was told in a straight forward, clear and concise manner.  His denials were made in no uncertain tones and never once did he falter.  Led by the careful questioning of Attorney Leek of his counsel, Boren told a story that to the effect that he was creating no disturbance, that Officer Doud rushed across the street, grabbed hold of him and said, "Come on down the street; I want you."  That he pulled back and that Doud then commenced beating him over the head with his club.  Boren said that he warned him twice to cease the punishment and that in self-defense he stabbed him with a pocket knife, the only weapon he had in his possession.

He also denied that he had called upon his companion, Sam Perce, to help him and said that he saw Perce only once during the difficulty and that was when he tried to separate them.

Previous to Boren’s testimony the defense introduced three other witnesses, a negro named Williams, who claimed to have witnessed the difficulty from the northwest corner of Thirteenth and Poplar streets, and a man named Cherry who said that he was passing out Thirteenth Street with another man and saw the fight.  While both in a small degree substantiated the story of Boren and Perce upon cross questioning, it developed that they really knew but little of the affair and their testimony is expected to have little real effect on the jury.

Dr. W. C. Clarke also testified as a witness for the defense.  He said that he had been called to the jail to examine the wounds upon Boren's head after his arrest and described three cuts and bruised places but said that he did not dress them as to his opinion they were healing themselves and were not serious.

Yesterday afternoon, Sam Perce, who was with Boren at the time Officer Doud was stabbed, was on the stand as the leading witness for the defense.  His testimony did more to substantiate the plea of self-defense than any of the other witnesses who have yet been called.  He contradicted the evidence of Alice Parham and the women inmates of her house at 235 Thirteenth Street, who swore that Boren created a disturbance in the house and when remonstrated with by the former said, "Call the police.  I'll kill them and you, too and be here when it’s all over."  Perce said that Boren said in a laughing, joking manner, "I can lick all the police around here."  He said that there had been no quarrel no disturbance and that Boren said nothing about killing the police.

Perce also denied the story told by the State's witnesses of the arrest of Boren and himself by Officer Doud.  These witnesses swore that Boren struck the officer first and that the two men had been creating a disturbance, at any rate using loud talk in front of No. 233, adjoining the house of Alice Parham.  Perce swore that there had been no unusually loud talking and that Doud came across the street, shoved him out of the gate and went into the yard and said to Boren:  "Come here, I want you," and grabbed hold of him.  Perce swore that Boren said, "Hold on," in a questioning manner and that Officer Doud then pulled him to the gate where Boren jerked loose and that Doud then struck him with his club, making it very plain that Boren did not hit the officer until he had been struck himself.

Attorney Green requested that Perce take hold of him as Boren had the officer, showing the jury the position in which the men struggled the officer having hold of Boren's coat lapel with his left hand and using his club with the right.

Perce also contradicted the statement that Boren had cried to him for help.  He said that he did not stake the officer as other witnesses had sworn, but merely attempted to separate them.  He said that he picked up Boren's hat, and said, "Quit this fighting; let's go down to headquarters," and that Boren had replied, "all right." and as he was placing his hat upon his head, the officer again struck him and that Boren had said, "By God don't hit me any more with that club."

Perce said that he stood a few feet away from the two men and that there was more fighting and that Boren said, "By God, that's got to stop."  Perce according to his statement, again went to the men and entreated them to stop fighting and that the policeman said, "Don't make me use a gun," and at the same time dropped his hand to his side.  Perce fearing that there would be some shooting stepped back and that Boren and the officer struggled back and forth and that in a few moments the officer fell.  Perce then told of Boren's escape out Douglas Street and how he went down Poplar to Twelfth Street and to police headquarters where he surrendered.

Cross examination by Attorney M. J. O'Shea for the state developed the fact that Boren had exhibited a spring bladed knife in a downtown saloon earlier in the evening.

Joseph Causey and Fred Korn, indicted by the last grand jury for manslaughter, have been released on bond in the sum of $2,500 each.  Causey shot and killed George Wooden, a negro, and formerly police constable, and Korn shot and killed David Barham, a negro baggage man.

The funeral of the late Mrs. L. D. Raub took place at the residence of her son, Mr. Fed Raub, on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30, Rev. Moses, of the Congregational Church, officiating. (Mounds)

Recent press reports from Denver, Colo., give details of the death of Dr. W. W. Robinson, following immediately on the experimental use of anti-toxin as a remedy for asthma.  Dr. Robinson was an own cousin to Dr. L. F. Robinson, of Ullin, and read medicine with him for some time several years ago.  He had been experimenting with anti-toxin a great deal and practically gave up his own life in an effort to benefit his profession.  The remains will be brought to Anna for interment.

Edward Garner Near Death as Result of Mysterious Wound
Thought First That He Had Been Hit by Train—Later Developments Point to Foul Play

Ed Garner, a painter, is lying at St. Mary’s Infirmary at death's door, with a crushed skull and in an unconscious condition, while the police are making a diligent effort to determine whether he is the victim of an accident or foul play.

Garner was found early Sunday morning by the side of the Mobile & Ohio Railroad track, near Thirty-sixth Street with a huge hole in the top of his head.  He was removed to St. Mary's Infirmary where Drs. Grinstead and Dodds attended him.  He has been unconscious all the time and therefore unable to throw any light on the subject.

It was thought at first that he had been struck by a passing train, but railroad men declare that a train could not have produced such an injury and that the position in which his body was found also indicated that he was not struck by a train.  The wound is an ugly one and looks as though it might have been produced by some blunt instrument.

An investigation has shown that Garner, in company with several other men, had gone to the Mississippi levee, near the foot of Thirty-sixth Street, Saturday afternoon and had intended going across the river on a fishing trip early Sunday morning.  It is stated that all the members of the party were drinking and that at three o’clock Sunday morning Garner and one of the other members of the party woke a couple of fishermen, living on a shanty boat near there and asked to be allowed to put out some lines, saying they would return later and take them in.

So far as is known, that was the last seen of him until he was found in a pool of blood near the tracks.  It is supposed that he wandered off from his companion and was waylaid.  The affair is a puzzling one.  Doctors Tuesday said that Garner cannot survive and Cairo will have another mysterious murder case unless it is proven that he was stuck by a train, which at present does not seem probable.

Thursday, 17 Jul 1907:
Slayer of Officer Patrick Doud Weepingly Thanks Jurors—Defense Charged Plot to Cairo Police

Marvin Boren, slayer of Police Officer Patrick Doud, was freed at eight o’clock by the jury, which since Monday has been hearing the evidence in the case.  Only one ballot was taken.  Every one of the twelve men voted him not guilty.  One juror during the night stated that he did not favor acquittal, but at 5:30 o’clock when the ballot was taken, a change had come over him and he joined the others in exonerating Boren of all blame for killing Doud.

Boren, who retained his composure throughout the trial, and the tedious work of securing a jury, was visibly affected by the verdict  He and his brother (Boren), who has been at his side almost every minute of the trial, both wept and were profuse in their thanks to the jury.

Boren was led into court at 7:30 o’clock.  The jury had already filed in and was seated.  Boren cast a swift, inquiring glance at the jury box as he took his seat, and then stared straight ahead.  He did not move when Judge Butler asked the members of the jury if they had reached a verdict; when an affirmative answer was given or when he took the verdict and commenced reading it.

“We, the jury, find the defendant not guilty.”

As Judge Butler completed the brief sentence which meant so much to Boren, he half arose from his chair, stood in a bending position for several seconds, then sank back into his seat,

For the space of a couple of seconds Boren seemed dazed.  Then, as he seemed to fully comprehend the words that made him a free man, shockingly said, “My God!”  Then with tears welling from his eyes made his way to the jury box and shook each by the hand.

Boren’s first thoughts, after thanking the jury and dozens of friends who crowded about him, when the verdict was read, were of his wife and child and aged father.  Mrs. Boren has been seriously ill for some time and was unable to be at the trial.  His father, who has been faithful in attendance, was not in court this morning to hear the verdict, but awaited the news at home with Boren’s wife and baby.

After the congratulations and while awaiting the formality of dismissing the jury, Boren stood by the rail dividing the court room with his head buried in his arms, learning against the rail, silently sobbing.

The scene was impressive and many of the spectators were moved to tears.

The Boren case went to the jury at 9:15 o’clock last night at the conclusion of one of the most eloquent and convincing arguments ever presented in the county.  Prosecutor Lingle, of Union County, engaged to assist State’s Attorney Wilson, made the closing arguments for the State.  It was a powerful arraignment of the defendant and the methods he charged his counsel with using.  Mr. Lingle said the attorneys for the defense had tried in every way possible to mislead the jury and misconstrue the law in the case.

State’s Attorney Wilson yesterday afternoon made the opening address to the jury, declaring that Officer Doud was killed in the discharge of his duties’ that he not only had a right to arrest Boren, but that it was his sworn duty to do so; that Boren had not, according to a witness for the State, said that he killed in self-defense, but had said he regretted that it was a white officer, instead of a negro, and also that he said that all he was sorry for was his wife and baby.

Attorney Wilson made particularly strong efforts to impress this upon the minds of the four negro jurors.

Charges Police Conspiracy

Mr. Wilson was followed by the Hon Reed Green, whose argument was the most sensational of all the attorneys.  He accused the Cairo police force of bringing undue influences on the witnesses for the State.  He charged that the women from Thirteenth Street who testified had no other course left open to them, that they were in the power of the police and that they were allowed to remain in Cairo under police protection.  The most sensational charge, however, was that the local officers had induced Marshall McDade of Fulton to swear that Boren had told him he regretted that he had not killed a negro officer, instead of a white man.  Mr. Green said that the scheme had been hatched merely to poison and prejudice the minds of the negro jurors and hoped that they would be intelligent enough to see through the plot and to render a verdict for the defendant.

Following Mr. Green, Attorney O’Shea spoke for the defense for fifty minutes, bringing out the inconsistencies in the testimony of the witnesses for the defense against that given by the witnesses for the State, urging the jury to strike a balance in favor of the prosecution.

             Attorney Leek followed for the defense and bitterly assailed the arguments of the state’s attorney in which he had said that he would have forfeited his duty to prosecute the dead officer for neglect of duty  had he not attempted to arrest Marvin Boren.  Mr. Leek asked why the state’s attorney don’t prosecute the chief of police and all the officers of the city for permitting these women to engage in the unlawful business on Thirteenth Street; why not prosecute them for not doing their sworn duty?  They not only permitted those houses to exist in open violation of the law, but patrolled the street and protected their inmates by arresting young men who committed trivial offense against them.  Mr. Leek reviewed the evidence in the case and read law applicable thereto from numerous books.

Attorney Lingle’s arguments were listened to last night by a crowded court room.  He spoke in feeling terms of the abuse heaped upon the unfortunate women witnesses in the case and reviewed the evidence and read the jurors laws covering the case.

Following his talk, Judge Butler delivered his instructions to the jury and ordered that they be locked up until a verdict was reached.

History of Doud Killing

             The crime for which Boren was placed on trial occurred on the night of March 21, on the south side of Thirteenth Street, between Poplar Street and Washington Avenue, in front of a disorderly house, at No. 333.  Boren, it was charged by the State, had created a disturbance in two of the houses, and when Officer ________ struck him and that he later drew a knife and stabbed him, from the effects of which he died an hour or so later at the St. Mary’s Infirmary.  The state contended that the crime was committed with malice, both implied and direct, claiming that Boren had shown a lawless spirit by creating a disturbance and that by telling the women that if they called the police he would kill them.

             The defense made one of the strongest fights in the history of Alexander County criminal court.  The case was fought throughout on the plea of self-defense, the claim, which was supported by a number of witnesses, being that Doud attacked Boren and beat him over the head with his club and that after Boren had asked him to stop his punishment and had agreed to accompany him, the officer, to police headquarters, the officer had continued to use his club, when Boren drew a knife and stabbed him.

The trial aroused more interest in Cairo than any criminal case that has been heard here for many years.  Boren has a number of relatives and influential friends who engaged the best legal talent in his behalf.  The dead officer was well liked and has a large circle of friends, who, naturally are sorely disappointed at the verdict, claiming that it was a rank miscarriage of justice.


George Hall, a negro fireman, engaged at the plant of the Cairo Water Company, who received terrible injuries last Sunday morning while endeavoring to unload a car of coal, died as a result of his hurts this morning at St. Mary’s Infirmary.

Hall crawled under the car to unfasten a bolt so that the car of coal could be dumped.  The machinery of the car worked sooner than was expected and the floor dropped on his body, pinioning him against the trucks of the car.  One eye was forced from its socket, his jaw bone broken, several teeth knocked out and his head, neck and body horribly bruised and cut.  He is survived by a wife and resided near the Bucher Packing Company’s plant.  The body has been removed to Burke & Blaine’s undertaking establishment.


Almost at exactly the same moment as the twelve jurors were voting to free Marvin Boren of the charge of murder and bring happiness to himself and family, the death angel visited his home and brought sorrow and grief.  At 5:30 o'clock this morning the jury voted him not guilty and a few moments before that time his wife gave birth to a stillborn child.  The joy of Boren and his brothers and other relatives was overcome by the news of the bereavement when they reached home.  Boren's first thought after hearing the verdict and thanking the jurors were of his wife.  He is said to have given away to grief and entirely collapsed.


General dissatisfaction among the members of the Cairo police force over the verdict in the Marvin Boren case may, it is rumored, this afternoon, result in two officers tendering their resignation to Mayor Parsons tonight and possibly two more will take similar action.  Police officers feel that the verdict will set a precedent and that Boren’s acquittal will be taken advantage of by a majority of the offenders.  "It's a case of kill or be killed" said one policeman today "and I don't want either one in mine."  Chief Egan could not verify the report neither could Mayor Parsons, but the general understanding is that at least two resignations will result at once.

Union County Farmer Wandered in Wilderness—Bereft of His Reason
Groans from Unconscious Man Finally Attracted Attention—Death Follows

A special to The Citizen from Mill Creek, Union County, tells of the awful fate that overtook a well-known farmer of that place last week.  The special follows:

Unbalanced in mind and wandering about for six days, in an effort to find his home, George W. Hileman, aged 40 years, died on July 16th, as the result of exposure.  The affair has stirred the entire neighborhood from the time he was first reported missing on July 10th until he was found six days later.  On July 10th he arose at three o'clock in the morning and took his gun and left the home, two miles west of here.

When he failed to return, his wife gave the alarm, and the whole neighborhood took up the hunt for him.  They searched for days without finding any trace of him and his father, Jacob Hileman, offered a reward of $50 for his recovery.  In the forenoon of July 15th, Frank Mowery, was hoeing potatoes on the adjoining farm when he heard groans from the woods nearby.  He at first thought it was boys trying to scare him and paid no attention to the sounds, until they were repeated a number of times, when he went to investigate.  He called H. F. Chrisenbery and they decided at once that they were the cries of the missing man and organizing a searching party they found him lying near the fence in an unconscious condition, but yet alive.  He was without his hat, coat or gun, which he took with him.  It seems that he had traveled and wandered around for six days without food or water and was trying to get home when his strength gave way and he could get no farther.

He was taken home at once and Dr. Pickels was called and later Dr. Hale, of Anna, but to no avail.  Being so greatly exhausted death soon came.  The deceased leaves a widow and one child, an aged father and a number of brothers and sister.  He was a good citizen and an industrious farmer.  Burial will take place tomorrow at the chapel.

Rev. Kirkman was called to New Hope Saturday to preach the funeral of George Sichling's infant child.  (Ullin)

(George Sichling, 23, born in Union Co., Ill., son of George D. Sichling ad Catherine Branstom, married Stella May Trexler, 18, born in Pulaski Co., Ill., daughter of Antna J. Trexler and Annie Billingsly, on Aug. 6, 1899, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

Iola Edna Newell, wife of John Newell, living west of Ullin, died July 16th.  The remains were laid to rest in Ullin Cemetery the following day.  She was married three years ago to Mr. Newell and to them were born two children, the oldest having preceded its mother to the better land a few months ago.  The younger, only about one month old, is being cared for by its grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Beedle.  Mrs. Newell was only 22 years of age when she had to give up earthy existence.  She was a faithful Christian woman and died in that faith.  (Ullin)

Friday, 19 Jul 1907:
Quarrel in Wild Cat Chute Ends Fatally—Inquest This Afternoon

Andrew Jackson, a negro, died at St. Mary's Infirmary early this morning as a result of knife wounds he received Tuesday night in a fight with Albert Jeans, an aged negro.  Jackson was about 25 years old and Jeans is about 60 years of age.

The fight took place on Wild Cat Chute as a result of some trivial quarrel.  The younger negro is said to have first attacked the old man who drew a knife and stabbed and cut Jackson repeatedly. He was arrested by Chief of Police Egan and Jailer Lutz and was Wednesday taken to the county jail. Jeans was removed to the infirmary, but steadily grew worse.

The body was removed this morning to the undertaking establishment of Mrs. M. E. Feith, where Coroner McManus is conducting an inquest this afternoon.  There were nine witnesses to the fight.

(The 20 Jul 1907, issue reports his name as Albert Jeems.—Darrel Dexter)


Edward Garner, the painter, who with his skull crushed was found lying beside the Mobile and Ohio Railroad tracks car Fortieth Street and Mississippi Levee last Sunday morning, is still in an unconscious condition at St. Mary’s Infirmary.  At times he appears to be regaining his senses, but before any information that would tend to clear up the mystery surrounding his injuries can be secured, he again lapsed into unconsciousness.  It is not believed that he can survive.  Garner was either assaulted or was struck by a train.

Saturday, 20 Jul 1907:
Police Piques at Scoring of His Attorneys Reported to Be Considering Plan

Is the Cairo police department piqued by the scoring it received at the hands of the attorneys for the defense in the Boren trial, planning a moral reform move?

According to reports in circulation, such a move is being earnestly considered and has been the topic of more than one conference between Chief of Police Egan and Mayor Parsons.

According to the reports a move like the one instituted by M. C. Wright when he was last mayor is being contemplated and all disorderly houses closed and the keepers and the inmates ordered from the city.

Mayor Parsons said today that he knew nothing of any contemplated moral reform wave.

Attorneys Green and Leek in their addresses to the jury bitterly scored the sixty as well as the county administration for allowing the disorderly houses on Thirteenth and other streets to remain open and said that instead of arresting young men for violating minor city ordinances the police should devote their time in striving at the root of the evil and abolish all such places.

Painter Struck by Train Early Sunday Morning Succumbs to Injuries
One Body Found Here and Another One Near McClure—Aged Negro Exonerated for Slaying Jackson

Edward Garner, a painter, who with a huge hole in his skull was found early Sunday morning alongside the Mobile an Ohio railroad, tracks near Forty-sixth Street died at 8:30 o'clock this morning at St. Mary's Infirmary from injuries he is thought to have received while trying to board a train.

Foul play was at first hinted at but since then Garner has been conscious at short intervals and stated that he had been hit by a train and that he intended going to Tamms. Under the circumstances Coroner McManus did not intend to hold an inquest, but relatives demanded that one be held.  It will take place probably tomorrow.  The deceased was 38 years old and is survived by two brothers and seven sisters, all of whom reside here with the exception of James Garner, who is serving in the United States army at Manila.

Garner, with a party of other men. had started across the river on a fishing trip Saturday night, intending to cross the river early the next morning.  All are said to have been drinking heavily and the members of the party became separated before daylight and Garner was not seen until he was found lying in a pool of blood near the tracks.

The Mississippi River yesterday gave up two of its dead in this county.  The body of a white man, thought to have been about 50 years old was found on Devil's Island chute near McClure by men engaged there in government work.  An inquest was held by Deputy Coroner F. M. Culley and a verdict that the deceased had met death in a manner unknown to the jury was found.  It is not known as yet whether he was drowned or was killed and thrown in the river.

Contractor W. R. Hartsook yesterday afternoon found the body of a man in the Mississippi River at the foot of Thirty-sixth Street.  The body was so badly decomposed that it could not be recognized and nothing was found in the clothing to disclose its identity.

Late yesterday afternoon Coroner McManus conducted an inquest over the remains of Andrew Johnson, who was slain by Albert Jeems, an aged negro in a fight at Wild Cat Chute Tuesday night.  The testimony showed that the aged negro acted purely in self-defense and he was exonerated.

(The 18 Jul 1907, issue reports his name as Albert Jeans.—Darrel Dexter)

M. Easterday was called to Kokomis, Ill., Thursday by the serious illness of his aged mother.  His brother who is in New Mexico, was also called there.

Casey and Fitzgerald Dissatisfied with Boren Verdict, Hand in Their Stars

Dissatisfied with the verdict in the Boren trial, Officers James Casey and Edward Fitzgerald, have resigned from the Cairo police force, claiming that Boren's acquittal has set a precedent which gives the police no protection other than that of any individual.

Boren resisted arrest on a charge of disorderly conduct and in the fight which followed killed Officer Patrick Doud.  On a plea of self-defense he was released by a jury Thursday morning.

A number of other officers threatened to resign immediately after the verdict was rendered, but so far these are the only two who have done so.  Officers Casey and Fitzgerald were two of the best and most capable men on the force and their resignation is sure to prove a detriment to the department.  Mayor Parsons has received several applications for positions on the force, but has made no decision.  He has requested all applicants to make written applications and will investigate them and make appointments later.

Monday, 22 Jul 1907:

Word was received today that the infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Frank P. Ayer died at Wetaug this morning.  Mrs. Ayer has been visiting there for several days.  Mrs. Lohr and Mr. Terrell left this afternoon for Wetaug.
Died—In Mound City, Ill., Saturday noon, July 20, 1907, of dropsy.  Mr. Manuel Handley, aged 63 years, 7 months and 12 days.  Funeral will be held at the residence of his son, H. V. Handley, North Main Street, Tuesday, July 23, at 1:30 p.m. conducted by Rev. F. Juny of Episcopal Church.   Burial at Beech Grove Cemetery by members of Masonic Lodge.  Funeral train will leave here at 2:22 p.m.  The deceased was one of the old and highly esteemed residents of Mound City, having resided here for 29 years and was a ship carpenter by trade.  He was an honorable soldier of the Rebellion from the State of Ohio, and leaves a proud record behind.  He leaves a wife, two sons, H. V. and F. M. Handley, and two daughters, Miss Myra Handley, all of this city, and Mrs. Fred E. Ward, of Oklahoma City, Okla.
Tuesday, 23 Jul 1907:

Thomas J. Walder, aged 67 years, died at 6 o'clock this morning at his home on Jefferson Avenue near Fifth Street after an illness of four months.  His death was due to a complication of diseases and a general decline.  The deceased was a well-known resident of Cairo, having resided here for 45 years.  He is survived by his wife and five daughters, Mrs. P. Thomman, Mrs. Jean Meecham, Mrs. Jate Payne and the Misses Nellie and Mabel Walder and seven grandchildren.  The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at St. Patrick's Church, of which the deceased was a member.  Services will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock and the interment will be made at Villa Ridge cemetery.
Sheriff Bankston brought down and placed in jail Monday a Joe Parker, of Pulaski, who is supposed to be somewhat implicated in the killing which occurred there on the 4th.  (Mound City)
Mrs. Fred Ward, of Oklahoma, arrived in this city (Mound City) Monday, being called here by the death of her father, Mr. Handley.
The funeral of the little three-month-old child of Mr. and Mrs. Hight Hillerich took plac from the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hillerich on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. I. A. Humberd officiating.  The remains were laid to rest in Beech Grove Cemetery.
Dr. D. R. Sanders Was First Assistant Superintendent of Anna Asylum

The many Cairo friends of Dr. David R. Sanders, first assistant superintendent of the Illinois Hospital for the Insane, will be pained to learn of his death, which occurred at the annex of the institution at 1:30 Monday morning.  Death was due to stomach trouble and heart failure, after an illness of a few days.  He was prominent member of the G. A. R. and chaplain of Anna Post No. 553 of this city, a prominent member of the Masonic fraternity and Egyptian Chapter No. 45 and was a licensed minister of the Missionary Baptist Church.  He was chairman of the Republican county central committee in 1896 and a candidate for minority representative in the lower house of the Illinois legislature that year.  Dr. Sanders was the father of six children, all of whom, with a widow, survive.
Wednesday, 24 Jul 1907:
Died While "Beating" His Way

Macomb, Ill., July 24.—Nicholas Barnum, aged 18, is dead in a coal car in Bushnell, while beating his way from St. Louis in company with Val Wood, of Carthage, Ill.  He had typhoid a month ago, but the heat in the car caused a relapse and ended his life.  His mother resides in Allegheny City, Pa.  He ran away from home four years ago.
Dr. D. R. Sanders, physician to the Illinois Southern Hospital for the Insane of Anna, died at 4:00 o’clock Monday morning of heart failure.  He had been ill for some time, with stomach trouble, taking the form of gastritis.  His case was known to be serious, but the end was not looked for so soon.  He suffered some Saturday afternoon.  At 4 o'clock Sunday morning he had a severe stroke of heart failure from which he never rallied.  The family were hastily summoned.  All of the immediate family were present when the end came, except Dr. Minnie J. Armstrong, of Texarkana.  Dr. Sanders has long been one of the leading physicians of Southern Illinois and a prominent politician.  He was probably the most eloquent and fluent speaker in the south end of the state.  But during the past twenty years he has indulged in public speaking on rare occasions on account of throat trouble.  During the Civil War he served as lieutenant in Company E, 81st Regiment, Illinois Volunteers and was a prominent member of the Grand Army of the Republic and was buried by the Anna Post at 2 o'clock Wednesday. He was appointed physician to the asylum by Governor Richard Yates and retained by Governor Deneen.  From the time of his appointment he had had charge of the annex.  Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Baptist Church with interment in the Jonesboro Cemetery.

(David R. Sanders, 18, of Marion, Williamson Co., Ill., 5’ 8 ½”, blue eyes, auburn hair, light complexion, farmer, native of Tennessee, enlisted as 2nd lieutenant in Co. E, 81st Illinois Infantry on 10 Feb 1863, at Memphis, Tenn., promoted to 1st lieutenant, and was mustered out 5 Aug 1865, at Vicksburg, Miss.  David R. Sanders married Delphina E. Gallagley on 25 Oct 1866, in Union Co., Ill.  David R. Sanders, 31, of Grassy Precinct, Williamson Co., Ill., married Lydia E. Rauch on 25 Jun 1876, in Union Co., Ill.  His marker in Jonesboro Cemetery reads:  Dr. David Sanders 1st Lt., Co. E, 81 Ill. Vol. Born July 26, 1844 Died July 22, 1907.  Lydia E Sanders Born June 9, 1858 Died June 2, 1927.—Darrel Dexter)
John Crider's little child died last week and was buried in the Ullin Cemetery.
The three-month-old child of Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Bullard died last Tuesday. The little body was embalmed to await the arrival of Mr. Bullard, who is in the south.  The child was interred in the Ullin Cemetery Friday.
Mary Machetti, better known as "Crazy Mary," died in the asylum in Anna some time ago.  (Ullin)
Thursday, 25 Jul 1907:
Well Known Here Many Years Ago—Made Grant's Vicksburg Victory Possible

Rivermen and old residents of Cairo will be interested in the following from today's St. Louis Globe-Democrat regarding the death of Capt. James Good, who a number of years ago was a familiar person on the local levee front and who still had a large acquaintance here:

"Capt. James Good, the man who made possible Grant's Vicksburg campaign by running provision boats down the Mississippi River under the fire of the Confederate batteries, and who was personally commended for his services, died at the Alexian Brothers Hospital Tuesday night after an illness extending over twenty years.

"Capt. Good was a few months over 87 years of age and had been in St. Louis forty-two years.  He had been master of some of the largest boats on the river and few steamboat men were as well-known along the Mississippi River.  Out of respect to his memory all the boats in the harbor and the public landings floated their flags at half-mast yesterday.

"The funeral will take place this morning at 8 o'clock from the Alexian Brothers' Hospital.  The interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.

"Capt. Good was born in Cincinnati, May 9, 1820.  As soon as he was old enough, he began steamboating.  In 1844 he was master of a small steamer plying between Cincinnati and Cairo.  Ten years later he had become a deep sea mariner and for several years acted as mate on several Atlantic liners.  Just before the Civil War he returned to his home and at the outbreak of the Rebellion he was commissioned a quartermaster and placed in charge of the provision boats which were to follow up Grant's Army down the Mississippi.  After the war he entered the service of the Mississippi Valley Transportation Company and stayed with it ten years.  Later he was superintendent of the Anchor Steamboat Line and later was a member of the City Water Commission."
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hickman, of Ullin, died on Tuesday.  Their friends here (Mound City) will be sorry to learn of their trouble.
Friday, 26 Jul 1907:

Died—Mrs. Patrick McNamara, Thursday, July 25, 1907.  Funeral at St. Joseph's Church 8 o'clock Saturday morning.  Special train will leave foot of Fourteenth Street at 9:45 a.m. for Villa Ridge cemetery.  Friends of family are invited to attend.
Mrs. Patrick McNamara Dies at Infirmary after Over Year’s Illness

After an illness of over a year, during which time she was forced to undergo six different operations, the sufferings of Mrs. McNamara, aged 32 years and wife of Special Illinois Central Officer Patrick McNamara, were ended at 1:30 o'clock this morning at St. Mary's Infirmary.

Death was due to general weakness and from the effects of an internal cancer, which has harassed her for months.  Mrs. McNamara bore her suffering with remarkable patience and fortitude.  She was formerly a Miss Linehan of this city and is survived by one brother, Cornelius Linehan, an employee of the Halliday elevator and her husband.

The deceased had been confined to the infirmary for the past four weeks and has been steadily growing worse.  The funeral will be held Saturday morning at 7:30 o'clock at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, of which the deceased was a devout member.  Interment will be made at Villa Ridge cemetery, a special train leaving for there at about 8:30 o'clock from Fourteenth Street.

(Patrick McNamara married Catherine Linehan on 8 Sep 1885, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Saturday, 27 Jul 1907:
Thomas W. Leahigh, Once Known as Walnut King, Passes Away

Thomas W. Leahigh, once known as the "walnut king," from the fact that he did such an extensive business in walnut lumber, died at 8 o'clock last evening from rheumatism, from which he had been a sufferer for 35 years.  His serious illness only lasted three days.

Mr. Leahigh was born in Vernon, Jennings County, Ind., on Jan. 10, 1841.  In March 1870 he came to Cairo and engaged in the lumber business, which he followed actively until rheumatism compelled him to retire.  Since that time he has been a patient sufferer and during all of the years rarely left his home on Twelfth Street.

In February, 1867, Mr. Leahigh was married at Vincennes, Ind., to Catherine Weisert Rollinger and five children resulted from this union—one boy, William T., deceased, and four daughters, Mrs. C. Leahigh-Duncan, Mrs. E. C. Steinhouse, Mrs. F. M. Reinsel, of Washington Ind., and Miss Agnes Leahigh.  There were also two step-daughters, Mrs. W. T. Short and Mrs. F. C. Dalton, of New Orleans.  P. T. Langan is also a nephew of the deceased.

Funeral services will probably be held Monday morning from St. Patrick's Church, of which Mr. Leahigh was a member, and the remains will be interred at Villa Ridge cemetery.

(Edward O. Steinhouse married Mary Leahigh on 4 Nov 1896, in Alexander Co., Ill.  William Short married Emma Rollinger on 4 Apr 1883, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Allen M. Halliday, Cousin of C. G. Miller, Expired of Heat in Doctor's Office

C. G. Miller returned today from St. Louis, where he went to attend the funeral services held over the body of his cousin, Allen Melville Holliday, who died suddenly Wednesday.  Mr. Holliday, who was 55 years old and was one of the best known insurance men in St. Louis, died in the office of a physician on the second floor of the Odd Fellows' Building of heart failure, superinduced by the heat.  He had evidently wandered from his own office, several doors away, on the same floor, to the physician’s office to seek relief.  He had suffered a slight attack from the heat about two hours before, for which the same physician was called, and had, after treatment, appeared to have entirely recovered.  He had been troubled with a weak heart for a long time. He is survived by a widow and three brothers and one sister, who lives in Aberdeen, Miss., his former home.
Monday, 29 Jul 1907:

One year lacking one day after his wife died, Frank Capoot, of Mound City, passed away very suddenly at Memphis at 7:30 o'clock this morning.  The cause of his sudden demise was not learned.  His half-brother, W. T. Jaccard, left for Memphis this morning after the body.  Three children are left, two of them now in St. Louis and the other living with its grandparents in Mound City.

(James Capoot married Mrs. Henrietta Jaccard on 11 Jun 1872, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Rev. Mr. Hearting and Mrs. Tarbett Fished from River at Grand Tower

Grand Tower, Ill., July 29.—J. J. Blechle, owner of the Grand Tower and Wittenberg ferry, was drowned in the Mississippi River here today while attempting to row around the head of a coal barge lying alongside of the steamer Eagle.

Blechle, Robert Thompson, his negro helper, the Reverend G. H. Heartling, of Neunert, and Mrs. Lillie Tarbett, of West Pine Street, Murphysboro, Ill., were in a skiff crossing ahead of the barge when he lost control of the skiff which was drawn under the barge by the current.  Thompson caught hold of a line and crawled upon the barge.  The two passengers were drawn under a ninety-foot barge and came up below.  The Rev. Mr. Heartline was caught and pulled out of the water onto another barge.  Mrs. Tarbett was rescued by a skiff a quarter of a mile below where the accident occurred.

Cecelia, the seven-month-old daughter of Alderman and Mrs. William A. Magner, died Saturday night after an illness of only two days.  Death was due to cholera infantum.  The baby's death was a severe blow to its parents, who have the heartfelt sympathy of their many friends.  Private funeral services were held Sunday morning at the family residence, 215 Twenty-seventh Street.  The funeral party was conveyed to Villa Ridge, where interment was made, in carriages.
Tuesday, 30 Jul 1907:
Stepped Out of the Way of One and Was Struck by Another

Henry Stace, a negro, was struck by Illinois Central train No. 2 at Mounds Monday afternoon at 12 o'clock and received injuries from which he died an hour later.  Stace, who was employed as a fireman at the Mound Ice Company’s plant was standing on the tracks.  He saw train No. 5 approaching from the north and in getting out of its way stepped directly in front of No. 2, which was about 90 minutes late.
Stace who was terribly injured, was taken to his home, but the efforts of physicians to save him were without results.  He is survived by a wife and five children, who are said to have been left in almost destitute circumstances.
Herbert Whitney, Fireman on Castilla Fatally Hurt as Boat Landed at Paducah

Probably fatally injured, Herbert Whitney, a fireman on the towboat Castalia, is lying at his home, 817 South Sixth Street.  The chances of his recovery are against him, says the Paducah News-Democrat.
The Castalia came up from Cairo Saturday afternoon with empties and was landing against the ferryboat Bettie Owen, when Fireman Whitney swung a fender around to protect the boat and fell.  He was caught between the guards and crushed in the lower bowels.  Members of the deck crew rushed to him, and saved him from falling into the water and probably drowning.

Dr. J. D. Robertson was called and gave him medical attention after which the injured man was taken to his home.  The accident happened about 2 p.m.

Whitney has been running on the river for several years and has many friends in river circles.  He is single and made Paducah his home.  The Castalia is owned by Ayer-Lord Tie Company and this city is her headquarters.

Mrs. Mary Smith, of 1914 Poplar Street, received the sad news yesterday afternoon of the death of her sister, Mrs. J. W. Stokes, who passed away yesterday at her home in Los Angeles, Cal.  Mrs. Stokes formerly was a resident of Cairo.

The funeral of the late T. W. Leahigh, an old resident of Cairo, and for many years one of the most prominent lumbermen in the city, was held Monday afternoon.  Services were conducted at St. Patrick's Catholic Church and interment was made at Villa Ridge cemetery.  The funeral was largely attended by sorrowing friends of the deceased and his family.
Wednesday, 31 Jul 1907:
Fast Mobile & Ohio Train Goes into the Ditch Near Jonesboro
Engineer Killed and Fireman Fatally Hurt—Passengers Received Severe Shaking Up.

Fireman Williams was instantly killed, Engineer Wilde was fatally injured and many passengers slightly injured at 1:30 o'clock this afternoon at Whitehouse, a water station between Mill Creek and Jonesboro, when Mobile and Ohio fast passenger train No. 2 turned over while running at a fast rate of speed.

Engine 307 turned completely over followed by the tender, the express baggage and mail cars and all the coaches following except the sleeper and dining cars.

Immediately the wreckage caught fire and one passenger coach was consumed, but the flames were extinguished before further damage was done from this source.

The accident was due to the tender of the engine jumping the track on a sharp curve, causing the engine and the cars following to also jump.

Had the embankment at that point been steep, the wreck would have been far more disastrous.  All the passengers and those in the mail and baggage and express cars were badly shaken up, but according to the best information received here this afternoon, no one was seriously injured.

It was necessary for Mobile & Ohio passenger train No. 2, which left here for St. Louis at 2:10 o'clock to go over the Illinois Central tracks to Murphysboro.

The engine turned over on the left side crushing Fireman Williams to death instantly, while the engineer was badly hurt and is not expected to live.

Thirteen rails were torn up and traffic over that point will be delayed probably the rest of the night.
Don and Martha Capoot and their aunt, Mrs. West, of St. Louis, arrived here (Mound City) to attend the funeral of the former's father, Frank Capoot, who died in Memphis, Tenn., Monday.
Thursday, 1 Aug 1907:
Bodies of Men Killed in Different Accidents Are Shipped to Homes
Saw Flame, Heard Explosion, Then All Was Dark—Men Look for Body; Find Him at House

The bodies of two railroad employees killed in wrecks, one at Sitka, Tenn., and the other at Waterhouse, Ill., passed through Cairo last night en route to their homes where the funerals will be held.  Fireman Edward Williams, of Memphis, Tenn., was killed at 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon when the Mobile and Ohio fast passenger train No. 2 turned over between Jonesboro and Mill Creek.  His body was taken to Jonesboro and prepared for burial and shipped to Jackson on a later M. & O. train last night.
Engineer Malone was blown to death Tuesday night at Sitka, when the boiler of the locomotive he was driving suddenly exploded wrecking his train and another freight train standing on the siding and resulting in the death of six other persons and the injury of many more.

The death of both men is particularly sad.  Williams was only 23 years old and was soon to have been examined for an engineer's position.  Before starting out from Murphysboro Wednesday morning, Williams had told his friends:  "Boys this is going to be my last trip.  I'm going to Jackson to lay off and then I'll go home to Memphis for a while."  In less than an hour his remarks about it being his last trip came true when he was crushed under the tons of coal that fell on him from the tender when the engine overturned and his body was literally cooked by the escaping steam which blew over him from the broken steam pipes.

Williams' body was horribly mutilated and disfigured and was bloated twice its normal size by the steam.  His widowed mother, who had been looking forward to receiving a visit from him, is said to have been prostrated by his death.

Malone, the Illinois Central engineer, who was instantly killed at Sitka, lived in Chicago and had been "loaned" to the south end to assist in handling a big rush of business there. It is said that it was his last trip and that he intended going back to Chicago as soon as he completed his run to Mounds. 

Engineer Deeslie, of Mounds, who was reported to have been killed in the wreck had one of the narrowest escapes from death ever experienced by a railroad man, according to his own story and to statements of other trainmen.
Passenger on Stacker Lee Loses Life at Wharf Wednesday Afternoon

In plain sight of dozens of his fellow passengers and members of the boat crew, Sam Henderson, a negro youth, was drowned Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock in attempting to jump from the deck of the Stacker Lee to that of the wharf boat as the former was landing.

Henderson's haste to get ashore cost him his life.  The boat was within three or four feet of the wharf when he jumped.  He did not reach the deck and fell into the river.  His body did not come to the surface.  The deceased lived in Memphis.  He was a deck passenger on the Stacker Lee en route to St. Louis.
The funeral of the late Frank Capoot occurred Wednesday afternoon and the remains interred in Beech Grove Cemetery.  An insurance of $3,000 was left to his three children.  Sam O'Donnell, Jr., of Memphis, and Mrs. Baxter, of Grand Tower, Ill., were here to attend the funeral.
Mr. and Mrs. Marion Parker lost their two-year-old baby Tuesday night from whooping cough.  This disease is at this time very prevalent in the country around Olmsted.
John McNamara, who was called here by the death of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Patrick McNamara, has returned to his home in Milwaukee, Wis.
Friday, 2 Aug 1907:
T. F. Myers Stricken with Rheumatism of the Heart, Succumbs in 10 Minutes

Within ten minutes after he had been strick with rheumatism of the heart, T. F. Myers, postmaster of Ullin, died at 9 o'clock last night at his home in that town.  The deceased has been a sufferer from rheumatism for the past ten years, but not until last night did the disease affect his heart.  He was suddenly stricken with a pain in his left breast and immediately retired.  Physicians were summoned, but by the time they arrived he was dead.

The deceased was one of the best known residents of Pulaski County and has been postmaster at that place for the past 25 years.

The deceased was 55 years old and is survived by a wife and two brothers, who reside in Cairo.  Mrs. Myers has been ill for several days and the sudden death of her husband was a great blow to her.  The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at Ullin.

(His marker in Ullin Cemetery reads:  Thomas F. Myers Died Aug. 1, 1907 Aged 55 Ys., 5 Ms., & 5 Ds.  Julia R. Myers Born Dec. 13, 1847 Died March 9, 1938.—Darrel Dexter)

In memory of Minnie Alba, who died August 3rd, 1906, at 6:25 p. m.

Bodies of Young Men Drowned in Ohio River Found Last Night

Coroner McManus today conducted inquests over the bodies of two negro youths who lost their lives in the Ohio River.  That of Willie Fisher, who drowned Friday afternoon at 6 o'clock while swimming in the river opposite the Sager Company’s plants, was recovered at 10 o'clock last night.

Later the body of Ben Henderson, the deck passenger on the Stacker Lee, who was drowned Thursday afternoon while attempting to jump from the boat to the wharf, was found near the Barrett fleet.  The verdict in both cases was accidental drowning.
Saturday, 3 Aug 1907:
The sudden death of Postmaster Thomas F. Myers, of Ullin, came as a shock to his friends in this city (Mound City). Mrs. Myers has many warm personal friends here, and they will doubtless attend the funeral, which is to be held at Ullin, Sunday at 4 p.m.
Monday, 5 Aug 1907:

Joe Redman and sisters have received word of the death of their nephew, A. Redman, at Phoenix, Ariz., which occurred July 17.  Deceased was about 40 years old and leaves a wife and four children.  He was a harness maker and had been in business in Phoenix some years, going there from Golconda, Ill., where he was raised.  His death is said to have resulted from the effects of chloroform administered for the purpose of performing an operation to prevent blood poisoning from a wounded hand.
Mrs. Will Montgomery was called to Cobden Sunday by the death of a relative.  (Mound City)
Mr. and Mrs. George E. Martin, Roy N. Adams, Mrs. Jennie R. Adams, went to Ullin Sunday to attend the funeral of the late Thomas F. Myers.  (Mound City)

The funeral of the three-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. William Bond, of 219 Twelfth Street, who died Saturday after an extended illness, was held Sunday.  The services were largely attended.  The bereaved parents have the heartfelt sympathy of their many friends.  Interment was made at Beech Grove Cemetery.

We take this means of thanking our many friends who aided us and extended their sympathy during the illness and after the death of our son and to assure them that their services and sympathy were greatly appreciated.
William Bond and wife
Tuesday, 6 Aug 1907:
Ben Blum went to Harrisburg Sunday to attend the funeral of his friend, Henry Howerton, who died there Saturday.  Mr. Howerton visited Mr. Blum here during the Hustlers and made many friends who will be sorry to learn of his death.  He was a traveling salesman for Whittmore Polish and was a fine young man.  (Mound City)
Thomas Myers died very suddenly at his residence in Ullin Thursday evening from what seemed to be heart trouble.  The funeral occurred Sunday evening from the residence under the auspices of the K. of P. lodge of which the deceased was a member.  There were about 1,000 people attended the funeral, many from abroad.  The deceased was a prominent man in politics and was postmaster here for a number of years.  His widow has the sympathy of all in her sad and unexpected bereavement.  (Ullin)
Died, Monday, July 29, at his home two miles south of Dongola, Mr. Thomas Lackey, age about 69 years.  Interment in the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery.
Wednesday, 7 Aug 1907:
W. D. Felton of Bandana, Ky., Leaped from Car Backwards—Skull Crushed

Paducah, Ky., August 7.—W. D. Felton, aged 50 years, of Bandana, Ballard County, Ky., died at Riverside Hospital here last night as a result of injuries he sustained in getting off a Broadway car backwards. Felton wanted to leave the car at Seventh and Broadway and, when the car went past that street, rushed to the rear platform and leaped off.  He was thrown several feet and alighted on his head, sustaining a severe fracture and cuts and bruises.  He was removed at once to the hospital, but died without regaining consciousness half an hour later.

The Citizen is in receipt of a letter from L. Littlepage, of Cresap Avenue, Station A, Cincinnati, Ohio, stating that Robert E. Pierson, who is supposed to have relatives in Cairo, Ill., is dead in Cincinnati and that the remains are being held at an undertaker’s until some instructions regarding their disposition can be had.  The city directory shows that several persons named Pierson reside in Cairo.

Curtis Meador, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. S. Y. Meador, of 209 Third Street, died early Tuesday morning at Paragould, Ark., while there with his parents visiting relatives.  The child had been sick for several days and its death was not altogether unexpected.  News of the death was received in a message from the bereaved parents to Mrs. William McHale, of this city. Mr. Meador is in charge of the manufacturing department of the Cairo Cider and Vinegar Company.
Friday, 9 Aug 1907:

Herman Levy, a former resident of Cairo, but of late years a resident of St. Louis, died in that city a few days ago.  The deceased for many years conducted a hide and fur business in Cairo and is no doubt well remembered by the older residents of the city.

Local Masons will be interested in learning of the death of Capt. J. H. C. Dill, who for 13 years was grand secretary of the grand lodge of Masons in Illinois and one of the best known men of the order in the Middle West.  He died suddenly at his home in Bloomington Monday. Death came with scarcely any warning, for his fatal illness was of but a few minutes duration.  It was pronounced to be neuralgia of the heart.  So entirely unexpected was the coming of the Last Messenger to Capt. Dill that he had been up in the business part of the city only a few minutes before he died.
Said Berkat Loved and Honored by All Syria—Has Son in Hickman, Ky.

Members of Cairo's Syrian colony have just received mail advices of the death of Said Berkat, at Merdgaeen, Syria.

Said Berkat was one of the most influential natives of that section of Syria.  It was during the massacre of the natives by the Mohammedans in the early sixties that his influence saved thousands of lives.  Through Keleel Boy Assad, the Mohammedan governor, Said Berkat succeeded in saving his countrymen from death by the sword.  This act was characteristic of this whole life, and at his death half of the population of that entire section turned out to pay last tribute to his memory.

A son of the dead man lives in Hickman, Ky., where he is postmaster.

George Zegeer, who formerly ran the fruit stand on Eighth Street, received the word of his death.
Saturday, 10 Aug 1907:

Mrs. Margaret Easterday, mother of Mr. M. Easterday, of this city, died Wednesday at the home of her daughter in Nokomis, Ill., at the age of 86 years.  She left a family of ten children living, seven sons and three daughters.  They are Melanchthon Easterday, Cairo, Ill.; Luther, Vandalia, Ill.; John, Sidney, Neb.; Elias, Albuquerque, N.M.; Dr. George, Walsonville, Cal.; Dr. J. S., Albuquerque, N.M.; Sidney, Greeley, Colo.; Mrs. Boost, Irving, Ill; and Misses Jennie and Frances Easterday, Nokomis, Ill.

At the funeral, which was held Friday, four grandsons and two nephews acted as pallbearers.  Mrs. Easterday had been a resident of Nokomis for 54 years.  Mr. Easterday returned home today.  He has been away for three weeks, having been called to Nokomis, by his mother’s fatal illness.

(Monroe Bost married Elizabeth Easterday on 24 Apr 1882, in Montgomery Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

Wearen Stack, four years old, fell from a ladder while playing in the yard of the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stack, on Thirty-seventh Street this afternoon and received injuries which may prove fatal.  The lad received several severe cuts on the head and spasms set in immediately after he was hurt.  Mrs. Mason, mother of Mrs. Stack, who is visiting relatives in New York, has been telegraphed for.
The little child of S. B. Allison, soliciting agent for the Iron Mountain, died last night and the body will be taken to Oran, Mo., for interment. Mr. Allison lives near the corner of Thirty-third and Sycamore streets.
MONDAY, 12 Aug 1907:

Tragic Death of Assistant Postmaster Shocks Whole City
Left Post Office Thursday Afternoon, But Never Returned—Had Threatened Suicide

Edward L. Reno, for the past ten years assistant postmaster, ended his life in the cotton woods, about 100 yards from the Tenth Street crossing, sometime Friday by shooting himself through the head with a 32 caliber revolver, after he had taken a quantity of rough-on-rats.  A long dagger was also found beside the body, but whether he had used it in his self-destruction is not known, owing to the bloated condition of the body, resulting from the effects of the poison.  The remains were discovered Sunday.

Mr. Reno mysteriously disappeared Thursday about noon.  He did not, however, end his life that day as witnesses have been found who state that they saw him that night and next afternoon, when he was seen by John Cline, cashier at the Mobile and Ohio freight office, going in the direction of the cottonwoods.  James DePriest, bartender at Dunn and Burgoise's saloon also stated that Mr. Reno was in the place Thursday night.  His movements during the time he left the office until Friday afternoon are still unknown.

Mr. Reno had planned his death the day before he left the post office, having bought a revolver from A. Halley Wednesday afternoon.

The cause of Mr. Reno's tragic death is unknown.  He left no letters or words of explanation.  Several different causes are ascribed by rumors, but none have been verified.  Not until the post office officials complete their investigation can it be learned whether or not Mr. Reno's suicide might have been due to worry over financial difficulties.

That something was preying upon the mind of the deceased, for some time is the testimony of his fellow workers in the post office.  Mr. Reno had stated more than once that he believed he would end his life.  No special significance was attached to the remarks at the time they were uttered, as it was believed that they were but idle talk.

However, John Hogan, uncle of the deceased, when told of Mr. Reno's disappearance, is said to have remarked:

"There is no use looking for him.  When you next see him, he will be dead."

Mrs. Reno, who is in Pulaski County visiting relatives and who arrived home Saturday in response to messages from Postmaster Miller, is alleged to have cried:

"Poor Ed. I know he is in the river."

Post office employees made similar statements when it was learned that he had disappeared.  It is taken from these remarks that he had frequently made threats to end his life.

Thursday noon Mr. Reno went to the bank as usual with $1,100 of money order funds to deposit.  He failed to return to the office at 1:30 o'clock, but Mr. Miller did not attach very much importance to the fact owing to the heavy rain storm that came up just at that hour.  When Mr. Reno did not return later in the afternoon, he began to make inquiries.  He found that he had not been to his room in the Episcopal rectory nor at his boarding house for dinner.  In the afternoon the draft for $1,000 from the bank came in through the mail.  Mr. Reno had placed it in the envelope, addressed to the postmaster, Cairo, Ill., and dropped it unsealed into a mailbox.

Inquiry developed the fact that Thursday afternoon he had stopped into the Brewery Saloon, Ninth and Poplar, and borrowed an umbrella from Gilbert, the proprietor.

Thursday morning United States Post Office Inspector W. D. Holloway arrived to inspect the Cairo post office.  He is a new man in their territory and told Mr. Reno and Mr. Miller that he thought he would start in here.  Although there had been an inspection just a few months ago, Postmaster Miller told him that he would be glad to have him go over the books, as he always welcomed inspectors. 

In order to fully protect himself and make a thorough investigation after Mr. Reno's disappearance, Post Master Miller asked that another inspector be sent here and he arrived Saturday night and the two are going over the books of the office.

As soon as the body was identified as that of Mr. Reno, the news spread over the city with remarkable rapidity.  His tragic death gave the city one of the most severe shocks Cairo has ever known.  The expressions of sorrow and regret were heard on all sides.

The deceased, although of an unusually quiet and reserved and possibly melancholy nature, was well known and liked.

Mr. Reno was about 45 years old and is survived by a wife and a son, Lee Reno, aged 17 years.  Mrs. Reno was away from home for the past two weeks.  When news of his father's disappearance reached his son, he declared that his father must have been called to the country and expressed the fear that his mother was sick.  The first intimation she had that Mr. Reno was missing was when she received a letter from her son.  A message from Mr. Miller followed.

The funeral of the deceased was held this afternoon.  The services were private, being attended only by a few friends and relatives of the deceased.  Interment was made at Beech Grove Cemetery, the cortege going from here in carriages.  Brief services were conducted by Ven. Anderson of the Church of the Redeemer.

The body was found Sunday morning by two negro women, who reported the matter to two negro men, who in turn notified the police department.  Coroner McManus, Chief Egan and Jailer Lutz immediately went to investigate.  The body was in a badly decomposed state.  It was lying upon a pile of refuse.  The right hand was lying across the left thigh and a few feet away was the revolver with one empty chamber.  A gaping wound in the right temple told the story.  An umbrella, with the point stuck in the ground was on one side while upon the other lay a half burned cigar.

The body was not recognized as that of Mr. Reno until a search in the pockets revealed a grocery bill bearing his name.  Dr. J. H. Davis also identified the body as that of Mr. Reno from certain dental work he had done for him.

The body was at once removed to the undertaking establishment of Mrs. M. E. Feith, where Coroner McManus this morning held an inquest.

(Edward Reno married Anna H. Roberson on 17 May 1887, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

We the undersigned jurors sworn to inquire of the death of Edward L. Reno, on oath do find that he came to his death by a bullet wound in the right temple, caused by a bullet fired from an American Bulldog pistol, held in his own hand with suicidal intent.  The deceased was found on outside of the Mississippi levee at Tenth Street crossing in Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois, on August 11, 1907. (Signed) G. H. D. Griffiths, foreman; M. Lutz, Harry Jones, H. M. Sullivan

Patrick Dougherty, a white man who arrived in Cairo Saturday from Ballard County, Kentucky, on his way to Buffalo, N.Y., to visit relatives who are said to be wealthy and influential citizens of that place, was killed about 10 o'clock Saturday night at the corner of Seventeenth Street and Commercial Avenue by Louis James, a negro laborer, who drove a pick point through his brain, killing him instantly.  Dougherty met his death as a result of resenting an insult the negro is alleged to have made to a couple of white women on a corner below.  Corner McManus is holding an inquest this afternoon.
Pioneer Oldest Surviving Odd Fellow Dies at Murphysboro

Murphysboro, Ill., Aug. 12.—George Kennedy, Sr., who died Friday night, was the only surviving charter member of Amity Lodge I. O. O. F., of this city.  With six others he organized the lodge in a dense thicket, where the Rudolph Stecher brewery now stands. He was born in County Armagh, Ireland, February 24, 1822.  He came to Murphysboro in 1851.  He engaged in the building trade and conducted a cabinet shop.  He also engaged in the hardware and furniture business for many years and later worked as a casket maker.

From 1856 to 1893 Mr. Kennedy was justice of the peace, during which time he performed 856 marriage ceremonies.  At the time of his death he owned much property in Murphysboro, but for several years had been making caskets for local undertakers.  He was the father of City Engineer George Kennedy, Jr., Mrs. Amelia K. Smith, Mrs. Lizzie Martin, wife of Judge James H. Martin, Miss Anna and John C. Kennedy, special officer for the Mobile and Ohio Railroad.

Mr. Kennedy was a charter member of the First Lutheran Church of Murphysboro and served as trustee until his death.  He brought to Murphysboro the first car load of wagons ever brought to Jackson County, also the first consignment of buggies and farm implements.  He came to this city, then a village, ten years old, by way of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers in 1851, and the first work he did here was to build a house for Dr. John Logan, founder of Murphysboro and father of the late Gen. John A. Logan.  Mr. Kennedy also built the first store in Carbondale. Five days ago, while walking about town, Mr. Kennedy fell on a sidewalk at Tenth and Locust streets and fractured one of his hips.  The injury did not appear to be serious, but his 86 years made it impossible for him to recover from the shock and effect of confinement to bed in such hot weather.
William Dean, Prostrated by Heat, Dies Later in Rectory
Mother of Ex-Alderman Died Monday Morning—Miss Katherine Kennedy Succumbs to Consumption

Overcome by heat, William Dean, a cooper, who fell in a faint on Washington Avenue near Sixth Street Sunday afternoon shortly before 2 o'clock, died a few minutes later in the rectory of the Church of the Redeemer.  His death is believed to have been due to an attack of heart disease produced by overheating.

The deceased was walking up Washington Avenue and when in front of the rectory was seen to stumble and fall.  The Ven. A. H. W. Anderson ran to his assistance, realizing that the man was in a serious condition had him taken into his residence.  Dr. James McManus was summoned but before he arrived the deceased had breathed his last in spite of the heroic efforts made by Mrs. Anderson and others to revive him.

The deceased was 45 years old and is survived by his four sons and two daughters.  His eldest son, Peter Dean, is employed by John Raggio at Twentieth and Poplar streets.  The death of Mr. Dean's wife about a year ago after a long illness compelled him to temporarily place his two daughters aged 11 and 3 years in the Children’s Home.  He was a loving father and was a frequent and always welcomed visitor at the Home.  The deceased was employed in the cooperage department of the Halliday Milling Company.
Coroner McManus this morning held an inquest and the jury found a verdict in accordance with the facts.
Mrs. Elizabeth Frazer

The funeral of the late Mrs. Elizabeth Frazer, whose death occurred at 4 o'clock Sunday morning, was held this afternoon at the home of Ex-Alderman Alexander S. Fraser at 1009 Walnut Street.  The services were largely attended and were conducted by the Ven. A. H. W. Anderson, rector of the Church of the Redeemer, of which the deceased was a devout member.

Death came to Mrs. Fraser after a lingering illness.  She was removed from her home on Eleventh Street to that of her son two weeks ago.  Besides A. S. Fraser, she is survived only by one son, W. P. Fraser.  The late Mrs. Herman C. Schuh, was a daughter of the deceased.

Mrs. Fraser was born at Medison, Ind., October 4, 1829, and was married in that city in 1853 to Alexander Fraser.  In 1854 Mr. and Mrs. Fraser removed to Mound City, coming to Cairo a few months later.  Six children were born to the couple.

The funeral was largely attended by the many sorrowing friends of the deceased.
Katherine Kennedy

Miss Katherine Kennedy, daughter of Mrs. Virginia Kennedy, of Twenty-first and Poplar streets, died Sunday afternoon from consumption after an extended illness.  The deceased was 15 years old and was a niece of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Raggio.  She was formerly a student at St. Patrick's Parochial School and was a popular and well beloved young girl.

The funeral will be held Tuesday morning at 8 o'clock at St. Patrick's Catholic Church.  Interment will be made at Calvary Cemetery at Villa Ridge.  A special Illinois Central train will leave Eighth and Ohio streets at 8:45 o'clock.
Mrs. Margaret Easterday

The funeral of Mrs. Margaret Easterday, mother of M. Easterday, of this city, occurred Saturday at Nokomis, Ill., she having died at her home there Wednesday.  Mr. Easterday who was with her in her last illness returned home Sunday.  The deceased was 86 years old and was survived by a family of seven sons and three daughters.  Four grandsons and two nephews of the deceased acted as pallbearers.
E. P. Easterday returned Sunday from Vandalia, having been called there by the illness and death of his grandmother.  (Mound City)

Dean—Died Sunday afternoon, August 11, 1907, William Dean, aged 45 years.

Funeral will leave the residence of William Whitecamp, No. 212 Twentieth Street, at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday for St. Joseph's Church, corner Walnut and Cross streets.  Funeral train will leave foot of Fourteenth Street at 2:45 p.m. for Villa Ridge cemetery.

Friends of the family are invited.
Tuesday, 13 Aug 1907:
Resented Insult to White Woman and Was Later Slain by Negro
Effort to Locate Relatives Has Been in Vain—Louis James is Held for Murder

Chivalry on the part of James Dougherty, a Kentuckian, who used his revolver to frighten away Louis James, a negro, who had insulted a white woman, cost him his life a few minutes later, according to the testimony that was brought out in the coroner’s inquest Monday afternoon and which resulted in James being held for murder without bail.

Dougherty arrived in Cairo Saturday and was said to have been on his way to points in New York, his former home, to visit relatives after absence of several years.  Saturday night Dougherty had deposited $47 with bartender at Webster's saloon on Twelfth Street and Commercial Avenue.  Later in the evening, while walking up Commercial, Dougherty saw a white women having some words with a negro on the corner of Sixteenth Street.  He immediately took the part of the woman and after some words fired a short at James from a 32 caliber derringer.  The negro ran off up Commercial Avenue.  Dougherty after a few minutes conversation with the woman walked leisurely up the street.  At Seventeenth Street, James was seen by Oliver Hall, a negro watchman, who called to him.  James thinking the white man was pursuing him, picked up a brick and struck Hall over the head.  He then ran out Seventeenth Street and around the block returning to explain to Hall's wife why he had struck him.  Dougherty in the meantime had gone up Commercial as far as fire station No. 1, where he asked to be directed to Webster's saloon.  As he was returning down Commercial Avenue, James who was sitting on a tool box talking to Hall's wife, suddenly ceased his conversation and jumping from the box ran behind it.  He picked up a heavy rock and suddenly changed his mind for he dropped this and picked up a pick.  Following Dougherty a few feet down the sidewalk, James raised the pick over his head and struck at Dougherty.  The blow went wide of its mark and was delivered with such force that it partly threw James from his feet.  He recovered quickly, however and just as Dougherty alarmed by the sound, turned partly around, James delivered the second blow.  The point of the pick was buried several inches in Dougherty's head and he was instantly killed.

The story of the killing as related above was told by Hall and his wife and was substantiated by other witnesses.  James himself became rattled on the stand and his evidence has much to do with the jury holding him.

When first arrested, he claimed that after Dougherty had shot at him he met him again and that Dougherty started to draw his revolver when he stuck him with the pick.

Coroner James McManus has been aiming a determined effort to locate relatives of Dougherty who are said to be wealthy and influential citizens in eastern cities.  A brother, J. F. Dougherty, is said to reside in Parksburg, W.Va.  A sister is also said to reside in Alleghany, N.Y.  The body has been prepared for burial and will be held until some word is received from his brother.
Louis Harris, Aged Parent of Julius Harris, Now of Cairo, Dies in Paducah

Word was received here today of the death of Louis Harris, father of Julius Harris, who is at the head of the new Harris Saddlery Company, which is having a large factory erected here.  His death occurred at the former's home in Paducah Monday morning.  Mr. Harris, who was one of the best known men in Paducah, had been confined to his bed since May.  Sunday morning he beamed worse and his sons, Marcus and Lee Harris, were summoned from Cincinnati, arriving before their father died.

Mr. Harris was born in London and was 77 years of age.  He lived there until 1848 when he came to America.  He went to Paducah in 1857.  He was engaged in the tailoring business until a few years ago, when he retired.

He is survived by his wife and six children.  His sons are Marcus and Lee Harris, of Cincinnati, and Julius Harris, of this city.  His daughters are Mrs. Mikle Michael, Mrs. Eugene Kahn, and Miss Flora Harris, of Paducah.

Mr. Harris was a man of retiring disposition, but was devoted to his family and friends and they were equally fond of him.

The funeral took place from the residence Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock.  The services were conducted by the Rev. William Fineschriber.  The burial will be at the Jewish Cemetery.
Despondent Woman Suicides

Taylorville, Ill., Aug. 13.—Laura Hart, an invalid, who made her home with the family of Pearl Hill, near Morrisonville, shot and killed herself.  She was despondent on account of ill health.
Supposed Case of Murder

Sterling, Aug. 13.—The body of William B. Collins, 7249 Stewart Avenue, Chicago, was found floating in the Mississippi River at Albany, twenty miles from here.  An autopsy disclosed the fact that the man's skull had been crushed before he was thrown into the river.  It is supposed that he was killed near Clinton, Iowa, and that the body which had been in the water about three days, had floated down to Albany.  Identification was made possible by a tag on the clothing.
Wednesday, 14 Aug 1907:

T. A. Lindsey died today at St. Mary's Infirmary following an operation Sunday for appendicitis.  The deceased was 45 years old and resided at 407 Thirty-Fourth Street.  He was formerly employed at the Chicago Mill and Lumber Company.
Bert Blackford, Well Known Here, Shoots Another Barber at Fulton, Ky.

Bert Blackford, a well-known young barber, who formerly resided in Cairo, is in jail at Union City, Tenn., awaiting a hearing on the charge of having killed Charles Martin, another barber.  Blackford claims self-defense and according to stories of the affair told by Fulton residents who have since been in Cairo, will probably be exonerated by the coroner’s jury.  After the killing, he surrendered himself to Chief of Police Baker.

The two men, it is alleged, have had slight difficulty Monday, but the real cause of the shooting is said to have been over another Cairo barber who was engaged by Martin to work for him, but who was later induced by Blackford to take a chair in the shop where he was employed.

The Fulton Leader of yesterday says:

"Martin seemed to be in fighting manner and followed Blackford about the city making threats that he was going to whip him before he quit.  A report states that Martin went to the Bynum House in East Fulton, where Blackford boarded and on the front veranda with a drawn razor threatened to kill him when he emerged from the house.  Later, while some friends were keeping the two apart, Martin made the remark, 'I'll have him before I go to sleep tonight.'

"The tragedy occurred in a saloon known as the 'Quo Place.'  Martin followed Blackford into the place and put his hand in his shirt bosom and Blackford, thinking he was drawing a weapon, quickly drew his revolver and fired straight at the other's body, the bullet entering his right side and passing through the entire body.  Two more shots were fired which did not take effect.

"Martin fell, arose and staggering out the back door he succeeded in staggering around the building to the right and throwing a 32-caliber revolver against a coal house.  Blackford calmly replaced his gun in his pocket and disappeared towards East Fulton.  Later he gave himself up to Chief of Police Eaker at Felts' hardware store."

Blackford, familiarly known as Bert, was well known in Cairo, having been employed for years at the shop of Gip Downey at Sixth and Ohio streets.  He was of a quiet and good natured disposition and has many friends.

Young Martin is survived by a wife and a daughter.
The little child of Mr. and Mrs. Wurrell died Friday afternoon and was taken to Cypress for burial Saturday.  (Ullin)
Mrs. Asher has been at the bedside of her aged sister, Mrs. Hedd, who has a lingering disease in DeSoto, Mo.  (Unity)
James Donovan, near Wickliffe, Ky., writes that his wife is low with quick consumption.  She nursed a sister recently who died of the same disease.  (Unity)
Probably the Most Widely Known Newspaperman in Illinois Drops Dead in St. Louis

The sudden death in St. Louis Saturday of John J. Lane, for many years political writer on the Chicago Inter-Ocean, was a shock to thousands of men in Illinois and to many in this city. Mr. Lane had as wide an acquaintance in Illinois among politicians and public officials as any newspaper man in the history of the state.  For many years he had attended all the conventions and meetings of the general assembly.  Prior to that time he had done newspaper work of that character which brought him into contact with the great men of this country and of the world.  Mr. Lane was in Springfield Wednesday and was a caller at the office of the governor.  It was there while waiting to enter the governor’s private office that he talked with friends about his experience and his work. 
Thursday, 15 Aug 1907:
Harry Sullins, age 17 years, died in Mound City Tuesday night.  He came here just recently with his mother, a sister and two brothers and lived in the house known as the Illinois Hotel.  The remains were taken to Parker City Wednesday for burial.
Friday, 16 Aug 1907:

Noble Anderson, a prominent resident of Memphis, Tenn., who was in Cairo last week en route to St. Louis in a gasoline yacht, is believed to have been drowned in the harbor just below the city.  Mr. Anderson left his home two weeks ago and has not been heard from since.  His parents in Memphis started an inquiry with the result that a watchman on a steamboat lying just below St. Louis reported Thursday to the authorities there that he had seen a launch go down last Thursday.  He had made no previous report of the matter.  An effort is now being made to raise the sunken launch in hopes of recovering the body of the owner. Relatives of the missing man passed through here last night en route to St. Louis.

Murphysboro, Ill., Aug. 16.—The body of a stranger supposed to be Charles Ripley, of Waterloo, Ill., was found on the Illinois Central tracks ten miles north of Murphysboro.  The man was about 28 years old and wore a blue serge suit, which was in good condition.
Saturday, 17 Aug 1907:
Almost Epidemic of Fatalities Among Children in Drainage District
Relatives and Employees of John English Sustain Five Bereavements in Past Ten Days

As Mr. and Mrs. Hardin Kinslow and John English and other relatives were returning from the funeral of Herbert, the two-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Kinslow, Friday afternoon, they were met by a messenger who informed Mr. English that the two-year-old son of his cousin, Mark Pearman, had just died.  This was the fifth death that has been sustained by relatives or employees of Mr. English on his farm in the drainage district just north of Cairo during the past 10 days.

Mr. English has been called upon to enact the part of the Good Samaritan frequently within the past two weeks, as well as to sustain bereavement in the death of infant relatives.

There has been a remarkable fatality among the babies of that locality, the five deaths having occurred in quick succession.  On Sunday, Willie English, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. R. T. English, died and was buried at Beech Grove Cemetery on Monday.

The funeral party had scarcely reached their homes after the funeral when they learned of the death of Lorena, the 18-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Dalton, whose remains were interred at the same cemetery on Tuesday.

The day following another infant, whose name cannot be learned, died and it too was buried at Beech Grove.

Arrangements for these three funerals were made by Mr. John English, either relatives or employees on his farm.

On Thursday, Herbert, the two-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Kinslow, died and was buried at Beech Ridge also, and as the friends were returning home they were met by a messenger telling Mr. English that his cousin, Mr. Pearman, had just sustained the loss of his little boy.

All these deaths coming in such quick succession has been a source of deep grief to the little community, as well as care and anxiety to Mr. English, who has spared himself neither trouble or expense in caring for the dead and comforting the living.  These deaths were all due to diseases incident to babyhood. The religious services at nearly all these funerals were conducted by Rev. Tracey of the Southern Methodist Church.
William H. Armstrong Former Cashier of First National Bank Passed Away

William H. Armstrong, one of the leading citizens of Metropolis, died on August 9.  In commenting on his life, the Journal-Republican says that no man was more highly thought of.

His early days in the county were spent on the farm and later on he taught school, until he was elected county superintendent of schools.  After giving this position up, he went into the First National Bank, where he worked up to the position of cashier.  This position he had to give up on account his health.  At the time of his death, he was master in chancery of Massac County, which place he filled with the conscientiousness characteristic of him.

Mr. Armstrong was born in this county, December 12, 1859.  He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Miss Vern; one son, Earl; two brothers, Thomas B., of Springfield, and Foster A., of Metropolis.  Two sisters are also left, Mrs. E. W. Roberts, of Metropolis, and Mrs. A. K. Vickers, of East St. Louis.

He was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge, which organization had charge of the services at the grave.  The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at the home, Rev. J. M. Adams and W. A. Spence, having charge.  The large attendance at the funeral showed the high esteem in which Mr. Armstrong was held.

(Alonzo K. Vickers married Leora E. Armstrong on 18 Nov 1880, in Massac Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

Bert Blackford, a Cairo barber, who shot and killed Charles Martin, also a barber at Fulton, Ky., Sunday night, was exonerated from all blame by the coroner’s jury.  Blackford, who for many years resided in Cairo and who has many friends here, shot Martin in self-defense, it being proven that he made a motion as if to draw a revolver.  It was also shown that Martin had followed Blackford around all day and had made reported threats to kill him, even going to Blackford's boarding house and waiting for him, telling the landlady that he would "get him before night."  The quarrel between the two men started when Blackford induced another Cairo barber to work in the same shop in which he was employed instead of for Martin.
Monday, 19 Aug 1907:

News of the death of Mrs. Elizabeth Murphy, mother of Mrs. Frank Steagala, was received here yesterday.  Mr. and Mrs. Steagala were at the bedside of Mrs. Murphy when she died at her home in Chicago.  The deceased was a widow of Capt. John E. Murphy, of Paris, Ill., and was 81 years old.  Besides Mrs. Steagala, she is survived by two other daughters, Misses Angine and Mary Murphy, of Chicago, and two sons, John E., of Terre Haute, Ind., and Harry E., of New Mexico.  Funeral services were held at the residence of the deceased in Chicago this afternoon.

The remains of James Hayden, formerly night bartender at the Halliday Hotel, arrived here this morning from West Baden, Ind., where he died Friday night.  The body was removed to Mrs. Feith's undertaking establishment, from which place funeral services will be conducted.  The funeral will be under the direction of the Cairo Bartenders' Union of which the deceased was a member.  Mr. Hayden, whose home was formerly in Blodgett, Mo., where a sister survives him, has been in Cairo for the past five years and was well and favorably known.
Fireman Scranton Killed and Three Other Big Four Trainman Injured

Fireman Scranton was killed and Engineer Hall and Fireman Hines and Engineer Nelson slightly injured when engines 6214 and 6536 drawing Big Four freight train No. 96, which left Cairo at 5 o'clock Saturday afternoon, turned over a trestle near Leadford, 60 miles north of here at 11:30 o'clock that night. The derailment was caused by the forward engine striking a cow. Both engines and 15 freight cars loaded with perishable freight were wrecked.

Fireman Scranton, who was on the forward engine, was instantly killed.

The wreck was not cleared until late yesterday afternoon.  The wrecking crew was above Danville and did not reach the scene of the wreck until 8 o'clock Sunday morning.  Passenger trains in and out of Cairo Sunday were forced to exchange passengers, mail, baggage, and express at Leadfort and double back.

Another Big Four wreck occurred at Deadford Sunday morning when two freight trains crashed head on, resulting in the partial destruction of both trains and injuring several members of the crew.
Tuesday, 20 Aug 1907:
An infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Eastwood was buried at the Eastwood graveyard last week.  (Curry)

(Henry Eastwood, 24, born in Olmsted, Ill., son of Ab and Josephine Eastwood, married Charlotte “Lottie” Ledbetter, 18, born in Olmsted, Ill., daughter of S. W. and Sarey Ledbetter, on 24 Dec 1897, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Wednesday, 21 Aug 1907:
Mrs. Mattie Hunt, wife of Charles Hunt, died Sunday evening of consumption after many weeks of confinement to her bed.  Funeral services were conducted Monday evening at the Congregational Church by Rev. Bosworth, of Villa Ridge.  Interment in Ullin Cemetery.
Miss Mabel Ross, of Newton, Ill., died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Mrs. Walter Jamison, Friday night at 6:30 o'clock of typhoid malarial fever.  Her father was called here (Sandusky) a few days before her death. Miss Ross was loved by all who knew her. She was taken home for burial.  Mr. George Byers accompanied Mr. Ross home.

(Walter Jamison married Carrie Ross on 3 Mar 1898, in Jasper Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Mrs. Richard Roach was called to New York Sunday by the dangerous illness of her mother who resides at Elmira.  (Villa Ridge)
Kills Self Because Disliked

Sterling, Ill., Aug. 21.—Believing that his neighbors did not like him, which drove him to insanity, Henry Van Buskirk, of Carroll County, blew his brains out with a revolver.
Thursday, 22 Aug 1907:
A. Gus Glasco, of Mound City, Died in St. Louis

A.Gus Glasco, of Mound City, died Wednesday in St. Louis from the effects of an operation for appendicitis.  He was taken sick very suddenly in Anna early in the week and went to St. Louis for the operation which was performed Wednesday.  Mr. Glasco leaves a wife and baby who are now at Anna.
The deceased was the proprietor of the moving picture show at Mound City.  He has been a resident of that city for about six weeks, during which he and his family made many very warm friends.

             The funeral will be held in Anna Friday.

The moving picture show has been closed on account of his death and will not reopen until further notice.
Friday, 23 Aug 1907:
Coroner's Jury Finds that She Had Right to Shoot to Protect Her Mother

Claiming that Nannie Willard, the 19-year-old girl who last night shot and killed Benjamin Watley at Charleston, Mo., while he was trying to kill his wife, had a right to shoot him in protecting her mother, the coroner's jury at the inquest today exonerated her from all blame.

Miss Willard is in fact being congratulated by persons in Charleston for her prompt and fearless action. She is still in a weakened condition, as a result of the shock, having suffered hysteria immediately following the tragedy.

Watley, it is alleged, had been drinking for several days and had made several threats to kill the whole family.  Last night after making more threats he attempted to break into the house where his wife and stepdaughter were attending to some chores.  The girl seized a double-barreled shotgun and fired just as he forced his way into the house.  He was instantly killed. His head was almost completely blown from his shoulders by the heavy charge of shot.
The funeral of Mrs. Black occurred on Wednesday afternoon at the Baptist church, Rev. Moses officiating.  Interment at Beech Grove Cemetery.  (Mounds)
Monday, 26 Aug 1907:
Horrible Fate of Unknown Negro Youth on Cache Bridge This Morning
Head, Legs, Arms, and Trunk Severed—Question as to Which Coroner Should Hold Inquest

Ground to bits under the wheels of a rapidly moving train was the horrible fate that overtook an unknown negro youth early this morning on the Illinois Central bridge over Cache River, four miles above Cairo.  The body was the most terribly mutilated local railroad men say, that they have ever seen.

It is supposed that the negro was either asleep on the tracks or fell from a train, because it is not believed possible that he would have been so badly mutilated if he had merely been struck while walking along the track.

The body was severed across the chest. The head was entirely missing and was not found until several hours search for it had been made. It had been cut entirely off and had rolled between the tires of the trestle and fallen upon the ground at the edge of the stream below.  Both the arms and the legs had been torn apart and even these were cut and ground to bits.

So complete was the mutilation of the body by the train that not until the head was found was it possible to determine whether the victim had been a negro or a white man.  The head was not badly disfigured.

The body was first discovered by a negro coal passer employed at a coal shed just north of the bridge.  He went to investigate and almost fainted at the ghastly sight that met his eyes.  He at once notified the railroad officials at Mounds and the news was communicated to Cairo.  The crew of the suburban train was given orders to pick the body up and convey it to Cairo but found it would be impossible.

The remains of the man were scattered on both sides of the bridge and for a while it was a question whether to notify the coroner of Alexander or Pulaski County, the Cache River being the dividing line.  The man was killed apparently almost exactly in the center of the bridge.  Coroner McManus is out of the city and Deputy Coleman was notified.  Coroner Steel of Pulaski County was first on the scene however and took charge of the remains.  This afternoon an inquest was held at the undertaking establishment of William Montgomery at Mound City.

Cal Watley, of this city, son of Benjamin Watley, of Charleston, Mo., who was shot and killed Thursday night by his stepdaughter, Miss Nannie Willard, at Charleston, while he was said to be attempting to take the life of his wife, Miss Willard’s mother, went to that place Saturday and caused the girl’s arrest on a charge of murder.  She was immediately released on bond.  Young Watley, it is understood, will make every effort to prosecute his half-sister for the death of his father alleging that the tragedy was planned and that ill feeling had long existed between the two.

Charles Rachael, the negro roustabout who shot and killed Mate Ed Lennon, of Nashville, on the Joe Fowler at New Liberty, Ill., and escaped January 18, 1906, was captured at Marion, Ill., by an Illinois Central conductor Friday and was taken to Golconda.  A reward of $400 has been offered for his capture.
Tuesday, 27 Aug 1907:

Mrs. Mattie M. Tinsley, mother of Mrs. Daniel Whelen, wife of the well-known Mobile &Ohio passenger conductor, died at 9:30 o'clock this morning in her 73rd year.  She passed away at the home of her daughter at Twenty-ninth and Sycamore streets.  The remains were taken in charge by Burke & Blaine and prepared for burial and will be taken to Moberly, Mo., where they will be laid at rest in Oakland Cemetery there.  Besides Mrs. Whelen, the deceased left two other daughters, Mrs. Effie Hariman, of Kansas City, Mo., and Mrs. Georgia Johnson, of St. Joseph, Mo.  They were notified and will meet the body at Moberly.  Mr. Whelen was out on his run today and until he can be consulted, arrangement for the funeral cannot be definitely arranged.

The Cairo police are on the lookout for Lewis alias "Frog" and "Shorty" Boyd, who shot and killed Dan Bridges, both negroes, near Bird’s Point Sunday night.  The killing resulted in a quarrel over 10 cents lost in a crap game at Lee's levee construction camp.  Boyd escaped immediately and is believed to have crossed the river to Cairo.  He is described as being 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighs about 165 pounds, and has a long scar on the back of his head.  He is said to have a reputation as a bad man and carries several notches on his ever-ready gun.
Herbert Riding, the nine-month-old child of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Riding, who live in the north part of town (Mound City), died Monday.
Frank Corzine and family, B. E. Reives and Eld. Frank Keller attended the funeral of Mrs. Essex at Villa Ridge last Tuesday.  (Dongola)
 Wednesday, 28 Aug 1907:
Mrs. Joseph Essex, an old resident of Villa Ridge, died Sunday night last and was buried at Shiloh Cemetery on Tuesday morning.  Rev. Mr. Garret of the Baptist Church conducted the funeral service at the Shiloh Church assisted by Rev. William Ridge, of Dongola.

(Joseph Essex married Mrs. Elizabeth J. Parker on 31 Jul 1867, in Pulaski Co., Ill. Her marker in Shiloh Cemetery near Villa Ridge reads:  E. Jane wife of Joseph Essex Born March 25, 1841 Died Aug. 25, 1907.—Darrel Dexter)
Harry Ellis is very low at St. Mary's Infirmary and it is feared that he has no hopes of recovery.  His mother and sister, Mrs. Charles Weyand of New York City, have been summoned and are expected to arrive tomorrow afternoon.

The remains of the late T. J. Stanley, who died Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock at his home, 2808 Commercial Avenue, were taken to Morley, Mo. this morning via the Iron Mountain for interment.  The funeral arrangements were in charge of Burke & Blaine.
Thursday, 29 Aug 1907:
Barney Carneale, who has been living at the boarding house on Main Street, died Tuesday morning of typhoid fever.  He has been an employee at the chair factory here (Mound City) for several years.  The remains were shipped today to Barlow, Ky. for burial. 
Friday, 30 Aug 1907

The body of a young negro lad who was cut and ground to bits by Illinois Central trains on Cache bridge last Monday morning has been identified as that of Jesse Crouch by his aged mother, who when her son failed to return from a visit to Cairo grew anxious and started an investigation.  Learning that a negro youth had been killed by the trains she had Undertaker Montgomery, of Mound City, exhume the body and identified it as her son.

The remains were taken to Wickliffe, Ky., Thursday for interment.
Harry B. Ellis Succumbs to Appendicitis at Infirmary Early This Morning

After an illness of 10 days, which was considered critical almost from the very first, Harry Boynton Ellis, aged 24 years, died at St. Mary’s Infirmary at 5 o'clock this morning.  His death was due to an acute attack of appendicitis followed by blood poisoning.  The deceased was taken suddenly ill a week ago last Tuesday and was removed from his home at 1014 Walnut Street to the infirmary.

Owing to the weakened condition of the patient and complications which set in almost immediately, it was deemed inadvisable to perform an operation.  The patient, however, displayed wonderful vitality and courage although little hope for his recovery was held out.  Mrs. H. B. Ellis, mother of the deceased, who was visiting her daughter, Mrs. Charles E. Weyand, at Brooklyn N.Y., was notified of her son’s critical illness and accompanied by Mrs. Weyman left there immediately.  They arrived Thursday afternoon.

The deceased was a well-known young businessman of Cairo.  For the past three years he has been engaged with his brother, Byron L. Ellis in the real estate business and had been highly successful.  Formerly he was connected with the same brother in the ownership and management of The Fair, which was started by Clarence Ellis, who later sold out his interest to Harry and Byron Ellis.

The deceased was married on October 3, 1906, to Miss Lulu Young, of this city, and six weeks ago a baby daughter was born to them.  Besides his wife and child, the deceased is survived by his mother and four brothers Eugene, Bert, Clarence and Byron Ellis, all of this city, and two sisters, Mrs. Weyand of Brooklyn and Mrs. L. S. Taylor, of St. Louis.  The latter has been in attendance at her brother's bedside for several days.

The deceased was born and reared in Cairo and was a graduate of the Cairo High School.  The deceased was held in the highest regard and his untimely death will be keenly regretted by his business associates and among a large circle of intimate friends.

(Luther S. Taylor married Daisy M. Ellis on 15 Apr 1891, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Saturday, 31 Aug 1907:

Albert Hamilton, after hours of awful suffering, died at 11:40 o'clock last night as a result of injuries he sustained Friday while at work at a mill at Huntsville, Mo., owned by W. W. Nordman, of this city.  The deceased was fatally crushed about the hips and body under a tram car while in motion.  The injured man was brought to Cairo last night on the Iron Mountain train.

Mrs. J. H. Blythe, a well-known and highly esteemed young woman of Mound City, died at her home Friday evening.  She leaves a husband and two children, a little girl, of three years of age and a baby twelve days old.  Mr. Blythe is the Mound City agent for the Illinois Central.  Funeral services will be held at the residence in Mound City tomorrow afternoon.  Interment will be made in Shelbine, Mo., where her parents reside.  Her death is especially sad because her parents were unable to be at her bedside owing to the serious illness of a younger sister in Shelbine.
The friends of Mrs. J. H. Blythe will be sorry to know she is in a very critical condition at her home in this city (Mound City).
Popular C. & T. Civil Engineer Succumbs at Infirmary—Funeral at Former Home

The funeral of the late John Abda Purcell, aged 27 years, a civil engineer for the Cairo & Thebes Railroad, who died at St. Mary’s Infirmary at 6:45 o'clock last night, will be held at Columbia, Ga., his former home.  The body will be taken there Monday morning, accompanied by the wife of the deceased and Mrs. Walter Huette, Jr. and Mr. Pomeroy, of the Cairo & Thebes.

The death of Mr. Purcell, while not unexpected, was an especially sad one and was a great shock to the many friends of the deceased and his young wife.

The deceased was taken ill with typhoid malarial three weeks ago and was removed to St. Mary’s Infirmary.  As soon afterward as her condition would permit, Mrs. Purcell has been in almost constant attendance upon her husband and was prostrated with grief.  Her condition is somewhat improved today, although she is still in a very weakened condition.  Fortunately her mother, Mrs. Partridge, who came here at the time of the birth of their son is here to comfort her daughter in her hours of deepest grief.  It is expected that Mrs. Purcell will be able to travel by Monday morning.

The remains of the deceased were taken to the undertaking office of Burke & Blaine last night and will be removed this evening to the residence of Dr. J. E. Strong on Washington Avenue, below Eighth Street.  Mr. and Mrs. Purcell made their home over the office of Dr. Strong at 709 Washington Avenue.
The death of Mr. Purcell has brought the deepest grief to the officials and executive staff of the Cairo & Thebes Railroad.  He was a universal favorite with all who knew him.  Chief Engineer Armstrong, with whom the deceased was intimately associated, pays a beautiful tribute to the life, character and disposition of the deceased as untimely brought to a close.

Mr. Purcell was born in Columbia, Ga., where his parents still reside.

Monday, 2 Sep 1907:
Police of Dyersburg, Ky., Seeking to Identify Victim of Unknown Robbers

A young man, 24 years old, wearing a white checkered shirt, blue overalls, a black greasy coat, with black hair and eyes and weighing about 155 pounds and who claimed that his home was in Cairo was killed by unknown robbers at Dyersburg, Tenn., Thursday night.  A letter from the chief of police of that city to Chief Egan was received yesterday seeking to identify the slain man, who the day previous to his death had said that his home was in Cairo.  So far Chief Egan has not been able to get any trace of the man bearing that description who is missing from here.


Mrs. J. H. Blythe, a well-known and highly esteemed young woman, of Mound City, died at her home Friday evening.  She leaves a husband and two children, a little girl of three years of age, and a baby twelve days old.  Mr. Blythe is the Mound City agent for the Illinois Central.  Funeral services will be held at the residence in Mound City tomorrow afternoon.  Interment will be made in Shelbine, Mo., where her parents reside.  Her death is especially sad because her parents were unable to be at her bedside owing to the serious illness of a younger sister in Shelbine.

Last Day Marred by Murder of Fred Holland by Unknown Stranger—Said He Struck Wrong Man

The last day of the Anna, Ill., fair was marred by the murder of Fred Holland, a well-known young man of Anna, Ill., who was struck down by a stranger and so fatally injured that he died that night as a result. His slayer, after he had been arrested said that he thought Holland was another man and that he was sorry he had killed him.

The stranger said that he had a grievance against the man he thought he was striking but in the dark had mistaken him for Holland.

Holland is said to have been a popular young fellow and was known by several Cairo people.


Word was received today of the death in Los Angeles of Mrs. Crooks, wife of Charles Crooks, the painter, who left here with his wife two months ago in the hope that the change in climate would stay the ravages of consumption.  Mrs. Crooks was a sister of Mrs. Frank Ferguson, who went out with her.  They will return to Anna, Ill., with the body leaving there Wednesday.  Mrs. Crooks' mother and two sisters lived in Los Angeles.  Mr. Crooks worked for J. C. Fischer, the painter, when he lived in Cairo.

Mr. W. T. Jaccard has been appointed guardian for Stanley, Dawn and Martha Capoot, children of Frank W. Capoot, whose death occurred recently at Memphis.

(Frank W. Capoot, 20, born in Mound City, Ill., son of James Capoot and Henrietta Stophlet, married Mary Carter, 20, born in Vienna, Ill., daughter of Mack Carter and Mattie Cheek, on 8 May 1894, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

Tuesday, 3 Sep 1907:
His Body Mangled by Dogs

Paris, Ill., Sept. 3.—The dead body of Hicks, who last Tuesday murdered his wife, has been found in the woods near the scene of the crime.  He had cut his throat with the same knife he used to kill his wife.  Hicks' body had been mangled by dogs.

Mrs. Mary Quisenberry, Succumbs to Consumption—News Received by Cairo Friends

Mrs. J. D. Ladd left this morning for Paducah to attend the funeral of Mrs. Samuel Quisenberry, daughter-in-law of Mrs. Bettie Bristol, a relative and frequent visitor of Mrs. Ladd.  Regarding the death of Mrs. Quisenberry, Monday's Paducah Sun says:

"Mrs. Mary Quisenberry, 33 years old, wife of S. G. Quisenberry, died this morning at 1:30 o'clock of consumption at her home, 1116 Broadway, after a lingering illness.  Besides her husband, she is survived by three children, her mother, Mrs. F. W. Thomas, and her brother, J. V. Thomas.  Mrs. Quisenberry, who was a devout Christian woman and a loving wife and mother, was a native of Dyersburg, where she was born November 16, 1875, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Thomas.  She was married to Mr. Quisenberry at that place December 15, 1896.  The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock at the residence, the Rev. W. E. Cave, officiating.  The burial will be at Dyersburg.

Mrs. Luther S. Taylor, who was called here by the death of her brother, the late Harry B. Ellis, has returned to her home in St. Louis.


Mattoon, Ill., Sept. 3.—William Switz, an interurban wreck victim is in a critical condition at the hospital and his death is expected today.  S. F. Emos and wife and James C. Stevens died Monday.  The fatalities now number seventeen.  The city court grand jury today began an investigation of the accident.

Thursday, 5 Sep 1907:

Friends of Mrs. Leon R. Denison will be saddened to learn of the death of her mother, Mrs. R. F. Bennett, which occurred at Litchfield Tuesday night.  Mrs. Bennett resided in Anna for several years, during which time her husband, Dr. Bennett, was superintendent of the Southern Illinois Hospital for the Insane.

Mrs. Bennett was a devout Methodist and an ideal Christian woman and scores of Cairo friends will deeply mourn her death.  Mr. and Mrs. Denison are in Litchfield.

W. L. Pomeroy and Mrs. Walter Huette have returned from Montgomery, Ala., where they accompanied Mrs. John A. Purcell on the sad mission of burying the remains of her late husband.

Friday, 6 Sep 1907:

Walter H. Wood received a dispatch from his brother, John H. Wood, of Chicago, this afternoon regarding the condition of Dr. Harry Rittenhouse, which said:  "Harry no better.  After consultation with doctors I have scarcely any hope."

Dr. Rittenhouse was getting along nicely until yesterday when the startling news came that he was again in a critical condition with scarcely any hope of his recovery.  As a result of this news, Wood Rittenhouse left yesterday for Chicago.  A dispatch last night stated that a pus cavity had been found to be the cause.  Previously it was thought he had a perforation of the intestines.

Sam Martin Who Killed Lem Stokes with Hoe in Johnson County Held for Manslaughter

Sam Martin, a well-known Union County farmer, has been sentenced to an indeterminate sentence in the Illinois penitentiary for the killing of his neighbor, Lem Stokes, which occurred several months ago on a section of Martin’s farm, just over the line in Johnson County.

The story of the killing is an unusual one, there being no eye witness save Martin to tell the tale.  Martin and Stokes were neighbors and had had trouble about fencing each other away from a road.  The story of Martin conflicts somewhat with circumstances of the occurrence, but it is agreed that Stokes was in his field digging sprouts with a grubbing hoe by which Martin had to pass in going from his home to the village of Goreville.  The parties quarreled and fought, the weapons used being the hoe belonging to Stokes and a lap ring.  Though the larger of the two, Stokes was left at the scene of the conflict in a dazed and unconscious state, his skull fractured in a number of places, a cut on his shoulder and a badly bruised side.  Martin went on to Goreville and told of the fight and appeared not to realize how bad Stokes was hurt.  Stokes was conveyed from the bloody scene to his home, where he lingered a few days and died, never regaining consciousness.  Martin was arrested and placed in jail where he remained until his trial last week.

(His marker in Ebenezer Hall Cemetery near Lick Creek reads:  Lemma husband of Ida Stokes Born Jan. 17, 1877 Died June 7, 1907.—Darrel Dexter)

Saturday, 7 Sep 1907:

Gus Heim, died Friday, September 6.  Services at residence, 3006 Elm Street, will be conducted at 1:30 o'clock by Rev. Ohrum, Sunday, September 8.  Special train will leave foot of Fourteenth Street at 2:45 o'clock for Villa Ridge.

Gus Heim Instantly Killed and James Sproat Fatally Hurt in I. C. Accident
Miraculous Escape of Engineer When Cab Was Torn Away—Sproat Not Expected to Live

Switchmen Gus Heim, of 3003 Elm Street, was instantly killed and James Sproat, of 218 Twentieth Street, so badly injured that there is no hope for his recovery, Friday afternoon at 4:50 o'clock when Illinois Central switch engine No. 88 on which they were riding jumped the track and crashed into a string of loaded freight cars.

The accident occurred at a point about 200 feet west of the Big Four crossing almost under the bridge.
Coroner James McManus empaneled a jury at 2 o'clock this afternoon and will make a thorough investigation into the exact cause of the wreck.

Sproat has been in an unconscious condition since the accident.  At 3 o'clock this afternoon he was still alive, but it is understood that surgeons hold out but little hope for his recovery.

Both men were standing on the forward footboard.  The engine was running about eight miles an hour, according to trainmen, and was making for North Cairo, going west on the main track.  Forty-five feet from where the engine stopped the forward trucks left the rails and ran for a distance of 10 feet with the flange of the wheels on top of the rails.  Then they left the track entirely.  A moment later the forward running board had been torn loose and hurled with terrific force against the side of a box car.  The crash came so suddenly that neither Heim nor Sproat had time to jump.  They clung to the running board and were hurled though the air in a half circle.  Sproat was on the right side of the running board and was thrown a shorter distance and fell under the freight car, against which his companion was crushed.

The heavy forward part of the engine almost mashed Heim's body in two when it caught him against the side of the car.  Both legs and both arms were broken, his hips dislocated and his head horribly crushed.

Sproat was at first believed to be dead.  He was lying in an unconscious condition, his skull fractured on the left side and pressing against the brain.  His left arm was crushed below the shoulder and his body horribly cut and bruised.

The injured man was removed immediately to St. Mary's Infirmary and the body of Heim taken to the undertaking establishment of Mrs. M. E. Feith and prepared for burial.  Dr. W. F. Grinstead, Illinois Central surgeon and his surgical staff immediately performed a trephining operation, opening the scalp and lifting the depressed portion of the skull from the brain.

Engineer Edward Young had an escape from death that is nothing short of miraculous. When he felt the wheels leave the rails he sprang from his seat on the right side of the engine cab and closed the throttle and applied the air.  While he was still handling the levers, the engine, careening to the right, crashed into the freight cars.  The splintered timbers and broken glass from the cab and the windows together with heavy pieces from the smashed box car, flew in every direction.  The right side of the cab was almost completely torn away.  Yet Young stuck to his post and when the engine finally stopped had not even a scratch to show for his experience.

"I can't understand it," said Young.  "I expected every second to be struck.  I realized that there would be no use to dodge, in fact I could not dodge.  The timbers flew on each side of me and over my head and not a one struck me."

Fireman George Nance on the opposite side of the engine felt the jar when the wheel left the tracks and left his seat and prepared to jump. Before he could swing himself clear, the engine had come to a stop.  One glance at the two prostrated bodies of his companions satisfied him that they were both beyond his aid.  He called to Engineer Young, who was extracting himself from the debris of the cab and was surprised to find him uninjured.  Nance then ran a half mile up the main track to flag any approaching trains and to notify the road officials of the wreck.

Engine 88 had been out of the shops only 5 days and was considered the best engine in the local yards.  It was built for switching service and had no pony trucks, causing it to run less steadily at a rapid rate than others.

Heim is survived by a wife and two children.  He was a son of Mrs. Zion Bishop and his father was at one time a police officer here.  The deceased was well known and had a large circle of friends and acquaintances.  Mr. Sproat is a brother of William Pink and is equally popular with his fellow workmen and is a well-known and estimable young man.

Funeral services over the deceased will be held at the family residence at 1:30 o'clock.  A special train will leave the foot of Fourteenth Street at 2:45 o'clock.  William Heim, a brother of the deceased, arrived today from St. Louis to attend the funeral.

(Gus Heim married Anne Helfrick on 26 Dec 1871, in Alexander Co., Ill.  Zion Bishop married Mrs. Annie Himes 19 Sep 1883, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

Monday, 9 Sep 1907:
Mrs. James Meehan, Mother of Mrs. W. A. Magner and Thomas Meehan, Died at St. Louis

Thomas Meehan and Mrs. William Magner received the sad news Sunday of the death of their mother, Mrs. James Meehan, formerly of Cairo, who passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Hewitt, in East St. Louis Saturday at the age of 73 years.

Mrs. Meehan was born in County Waterford, Ireland in 1834 and came to America when she was sixteen years of age.  Since that time she has made her home with Mrs. Hewitt.

The deceased has been gradually failing in health since the death of her husband and her infirmities finally culminated in a stroke of paralysis last Monday which resulted in her death Saturday.

The remains were taken to Calvary Cemetery at Villa Ridge for interment this morning.  Cairo relatives and friends assembled at the residence of Alderman William Magner at 215 Twenty-seventh Street at 9 o'clock this morning, where carriages conveyed them to Calvary Cemetery at Villa ridge.  Services were conducted at the grave by Rev. Father James Gillen, of St. Joseph's Church, of which the deceased was a devout member for fifty years.

(William M. Magner married Mary A. Meehan on 13 Nov 1889, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

Coroner's Jury Finds No One Responsible for Accident on I. C. Engine
Funeral of Gus Heim at Villa Ridge Sunday Was Largely Attended—No Second Inquest

The jury empaneled by Coroner McManus to inquire into the death of Gus Heim, who was crushed to death against the side of a box car when Illinois Central switch engine No. 88 jumped the track near the Big Four crossing Friday evening at 4:50 o'clock, returned a verdict Saturday evening in accordance with the facts, holding no one responsible for the accident.

James Sproat, who was injured in the same wreck died at 2:30 o'clock this morning at St. Mary’s Infirmary, without regaining consciousness. No second inquest will be held, the verdict reached in the case of Heim covering the case of Sproat.

The coroner’s jury was composed of the following:  T. L. Pulley, foreman; James Quinn, D. A. Connell, O. Boughner, J. O. Gaskin, and August Bode.  The jurors accompanied by the coroner made a visit to the scene of the wreck and examined into the cause of the accident as fully as possible.  Among the witnesses examined were the following:  Engineer Edward Young and Fireman George Nance, of Engine No. 68; Scott Rainey, bridge foreman; W. D. Chambers, conductor of work train on bridge; H. J. Fletcher, fireman; Porter Sweringer, flagman; Lloyd Sisney, yard clerk; C. A. Clements, assistant trainmaster; James Clifford, road master; and James Davids, road foreman.

James Sproat was 38 years old and is survived by a wife and a mother and three sisters, Mrs. F. E. Cox, Mrs. William Pink, and Mrs. E. J. Loeb, the latter of Jonesboro, Ark.  His death, like that of Heim's is deeply mourned by a large circle of friends and acquaintances.  Their death is particularly deplored by the railroad men in whose esteem they were held especially high.

The funeral of the late Gus Heim, was held Sunday afternoon and as largely attended.  The services were conducted at the family residence, 3003 Elm Street, by the Rev. M. Ohrum, of the Cairo Baptist Church, which the deceased attended.  A quartette composed of Mrs. Roxie Gibson, Mrs. W. L. Holt, John C. Gholson and C. E. Gregory, sang several beautiful sections.  The floral tributes sent by grieving friends were profuse.  At Mounds the funeral party was joined by the members of the Order of Railway Trainmen of Mounds, who attended the services at the cemetery in a body.  The deceased was a member of the organization at Mounds.

Funeral of J. C. Kendrick, Who Died Suddenly Saturday Night, to Be Held at Jackson, Tenn.

The body of J. C. Kendrick, who died suddenly at 11 o'clock Saturday night in his apartments over his saloon on lower Commercial Avenue, was taken to Jackson, Tenn., early this morning, where the funeral will be held, probably this afternoon.  The deceased was an esteemed member of the Elks lodge of that city and a delegation composed of James Gasewell, exalted ruler, Frank Reaves, R. S. Hurst, Mace Phillips, Willis Taylor, and F. C. Baxter, came here upon notification by the local lodge, to take charge of the body and accompany it to its final resting place.

The deceased was 42 years old and has been in Cairo for several months.  During that time he had made many warm friends.  He was not married, but is survived by a brother and a sister, both of whom reside in Jackson, his former home.

The deceased had been slightly ill for several days, but Saturday was able to be up attending to business, but retired early.  A few hours later he was found dead by a housekeeper.  Coroner McManus impaneled a jury and held an inquest.  The verdict was that the deceased had come to his death through natural means.  Death is believed to have been due to an attack of heart disease.


Relatives in Cairo received the sad news today of the death this morning of George E. Kischner, of Murphysboro.  The deceased, who was 45 years old, formerly lived in this city, where he learned the barber trade.  He was a brother of Mrs. J. M. Cotter, of Cairo.  The funeral will be held Wednesday and a number of Cairoites will attend.

(John M. Cotter married Nellie M. Kirchner on 15 May 1884, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)


All members of the Woodmen of the World are requested to meet Monday night at Union Hall, No. 602 Commercial Avenue, at 7:30 p.m. and at Safford Hall Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 12:30 to arrange for and attend the funeral of our deceased Sovereign James E. Sproat.
By order of C. C. Stanley, Con. Com.
J. H. Ezell, Clerk

Tuesday, 10 Sep 1907:

The funeral of the late James Sproat, who died at St. Mary’s Infirmary Monday morning as a result of injuries received in a wreck Friday night on the Illinois Central near the bridge, was held this afternoon.  Services were conducted at the residence by Rev. Ohrum.  A large number of grief stricken relatives and sorrowing friends accompanied the remains to their final resting place.


In order to give his father time to arrive from Colorado Springs, the funeral of George W. Kirchner, of Murphysboro, which was announced for Wednesday, will be held on Thursday.  A number of Cairo friends and relatives will attend.


R. Don Billings, 45 years old, mate on the Mary Michael, moored at the foot of Elizabeth Street, was found dead Sunday morning in tall weeds, his body being still warm.  Death resulted from heart failure, says the Paducah Sun.

Billings was sent from the boat up on the levee for a cake of ice.  He was last seen by Capt. Emery Voight as he went down the hill towards the boat bearing the ice on his shoulder.  This was 7:30 o'clock in the morning.  Nothing was seen of him after he plunged into the weeds and, becoming alarmed, members of the boat's crew started a search.  They found him lying in the tall weeds, still warm, the melting ice lying near him.

Acting Coroner Fred Roth held an investigation, determining death resulted from heart trouble.  The body was prepared for burial and shipped this morning to Covington, Tenn., where the deceased leaves a family.


Al C. Church, a well-known conductor on the Big Four Railroad, has received the news of the death of his sister, Miss Mayme Church, which occurred in Paris at the family residence in East Wood Street, Friday evening.  She had been ill for some time with a complication of diseases and for the past ten days has been suffering with appendicitis, but was believed to be recovering.  She was the oldest daughter and a second child of a family of three boys and three girls.  Funeral services were held at the residence and the remains were laid to rest beside her father, who was a pioneer blacksmith of Paris.

Wednesday, 11 Sep 1907:
The little infant of John Newell died Sunday and was buried at Ullin Monday.  Mr. Newell has lost his wife and two of his children in less than a year.

Mrs. T. L. Pulley, Mrs. Thomas Ferguson, and Frank Ferguson, have returned from Anna where they attended the funeral of the late Mrs. Charles Crook, sister of Mrs. Frank Ferguson, who died in Los Angeles, Cal., Sunday, September 1.

             (Her marker in Anna City Cemetery reads:  C. V. Crooks Born 1853 Died Sept. 8, 1909.  Jennie Crooks his wife Born Sept. 7, 1866 Died Sept. 1, 1907.—Darrel Dexter)

Thursday, 12 Sep 1907:
Word was received here (Villa Ridge) that George Minnich, who had been in the hospital for the insane at Anna for several years, died on Tuesday this week and would be buried at this place on Thursday morning.

(A marker in Cairo City Cemetery at Villa Ridge reads:  George Minnich 1862-1907.—Darrel Dexter)


The funeral of Alvin Collier, who died suddenly in a room over Gus Bourgoise's saloon at Fourth and Ohio streets last night, was held this afternoon.  The deceased was taken suddenly ill while in the saloon last evening and was put to bed in one of the rooms.  An ambulance from the Marine Hospital was summoned, but before it reached the place, he was dead.  Coroner James McManus held an inquest and found that his death was due to natural causes.  The deceased was a well-known river pilot, but had not been employed for several months.  He was 45 years old and is survived by a wife, with whom he resided on Ninth Street.

(Alvin T. Collier married L. F. Ryan on 7 Jan 1895, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

Friday, 13 Sep 1907:
Makes Journey of 13,000 Miles without Incident Only to Face Death on His Return

Soon after returning from a journey of 13,000 miles, which he made without incident, Peter Saup met with what would have been a fatal accident yesterday afternoon while repairing a broken weight in a window at his home on Washington Avenue near Eighth Street.

Mr. Saup was on a ladder when it suddenly slipped from under him, precipitating him with great violence against the window.  Mr. Saup naturally threw out his right hand to protect himself.  The fall was so violent that the window broke, horribly cutting his hand and forearm.

A large artery was severed as were several tendons leading to his fingers.  But for the prompt arrival of Drs. Bondurant and Carey, who were immediately summoned, and the strenuous efforts of his wife and neighbors to stop the flow of blood, Mr. Saup would have bled to death.

It required 13 stitches to close the gaping wounds in his palm and on his finger and arm.  Mr. Saup is resting as well as could be expected today, although still weak from the loss of blood.


Mrs. L. E. Jones, of 528 Thirty-fourth Street, received the sad news this morning of the sudden, but not unexpected, death of her father, Jefferson King, which occurred in Batesville, Ark., Saturday.  The deceased had lived in Missouri for many years and a short time ago he moved to Batesville.  Old age was the cause of his death, he being 98 years of age.  He had been blind for the past ten years He leaves a wife, 78 years of age and several children.

Saturday, 14 Sep 1907:
German Electrician Meets Tragic Death on I. C. Bridge Approach Late Yesterday
Deceased Had Come to This County to Seek Employment and Possibly Fame—Effort to Locate Relatives

The body of Robert Schneider, aged about 25 years, a native of Helerichau, Germany, who was found dead on the bridge approach late yesterday afternoon, having been killed by an extra southbound Illinois Central freight train, has been embalmed upon order of Coroner McManus and will be held until an effort to locate some of his relatives or immediate friends can be made.

Schneider, who it is thought was killed in attempting to board the train, was an expert electrician, as was shown by numerous letters of recommendation from both American and German electrical concerns, which were found on his person.

Several letters written in German, which were translated last night by Peter Day, of this city, stated that the deceased was a young man of excellent character and high ability in his profession.  Among the papers were his passport to this country, showing that he had a perfectly legal right to leave the fatherland to seek employment and possibly fame and fortune in this country   Letters from electrical firms in Freeport, Rockford, and Milwaukee, all pronounced him an electrician of much ability.

The body of Schneider was found by Section Foreman T. B. Farrell, of the Illinois Central, shortly after 4 o'clock, a few minutes after the freight had passed over the bridge.  Mr. Farrell had noticed the man in the vicinity of the approach several times yesterday and stated that he acted as if slightly demented. Others, however, said that the man had appeared to be half dazed as if ill.

When found he was lying almost alongside the rails, the left side of his head and face were crushed and his left shoulder and breast were also mashed and bruised.  It is thought that the train stuck him as he was attempting to board it.

The deceased was tall and well built, with dark hair and blue eyes.  He wore a black coat and vest and checked trousers, covered by blue overalls and typically had been working at his trade.  He wore a small dark cap and in his pockets was found a screwdriver.  A small carpenter's hammer was found near the man's body, it having fallen from his pocket.

The deceased was a member of Electrical Workers' Union, No. 484 of Milwaukee and Coroner McManus has wired Hans S. Stolen, financial secretary of that organization, as well as the firms for which Schneider formerly worked, asking what disposition should be made with the body.  Peter Day has written to the burgermeister of Heinrichau stating the particulars of the young man's death.

Coroner McManus held an inquest last night and the jury found a verdict that the "deceased came to his death by injuries received by being struck by or in attempting to board an extra southbound Illinois Central freight train, drawn by engine No. 939."

The tragic death of young Schneider is particularly sad.  He evidently was out of employment and was trying to get south in order to seek work when he met his untimely end.

Albert Crockett, a Negro, Has Been Missing from Fleet of Barges since Early Morning

Friends and the family of Albert Crockett, a negro, aged 63 years, fear that he has been drowned in the Ohio River.  He has been employed as watchman on a fleet of barges at the foot of Twenty-eighth Street for several years.  When he failed to return home this morning an investigation was started.  So far as could be learned, he had not been seen since 1 o'clock this morning, when he was observed by the mate of the Fred Hartweg.  Crockett lived at 3004 Commercial Avenue with his wife and two children.

(Albert Crockett married Georgia Ann Martin on 24 May 1872, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

Monday, 16 Sep 1907:
Jacob Blum, Veteran Merchant of that City and of Years of Cairo, Passes Away

Jacob Blum, one of the most successful and well known merchants in Southern Illinois, died at his home in Mound City Sunday morning at 8 o'clock after an illness of several months.  The end came peacefully and he passed away in a quiet childlike sleep.  The deceased has been engaged in business at Mound City for the past 37 years, during which time he established an enviable record for business enterprise and integrity.  He was highly successful and owned, besides three stores, a considerable amount of real estate and personal property in Pulaski County.

Previous to locating in Mound City, the deceased was in business for a number of years in Cairo.  He was born in Aufhauser, Waustemberg, Germany, on August 28, 1835.  He came to this country 45 years ago at the age of 19 years.  He is survived by four children, Mrs. George Eichorn, and Samuel, Jacob and Benjamin Blum, all of Mound City.  Brief funeral services were conducted sat his residence in Mound City this morning by Rabbi B. Sadler, of this city.  The bereaved relatives accompanied by friends left for St. Louis where interment will be made tomorrow at 11 o'clock in the morning.

Horribly Mutilated Body Found on Approach near Scene of German's Death

Within a hundred yards of the scene of the tragic death of Robert Schneider, the young German electrician, who was killed by a freight train Friday afternoon, the horribly mutilated body of an unknown negro was found last night on the bridge approach at 9:30 by Jack Hayden, operator at Cairo Junction.
It is not known what train had ran over the negro and it is thought possible that several trains had passed over him.

The body had been cut in two across the chest and the shoulders with the head crushed almost as flat as a board, lying in the center of the tracks.  The dismembered lower limbs were on the outside of the rails.  Both arms had been cut off and were lying on the other side of the track.

Coroner James McManus was noticed and left immediately for the scene with an undertaker.  The mutilated remains were removed to the undertaking establishment of M. E. Feith and prepared for burial.  In the pockets of the man's clothes were found a silver dollar and a half dollar.  Both were bent almost double.  A blood soaked Illinois Central ticket stamped at East St. Louis on September 15, at the relay station and bearing two punches, showing that he had left that city Sunday morning was also found.  It is supposed that the conductor from Centralia to Cairo failed to take up the ticket or that the negro for some unknown reason was beating his way from that point.  It is thought more likely that he left the train at Bridge Junction and was attempting to board an Illinois Central train to south when killed, although his body was found on the northbound track.

Up till noon Coroner McManus who is aiming strenuous efforts to locate the relatives of young Schneider had not heard from the several telegrams he has sent to different parties.

Henry Boyd Fatally Wounded in Crap Game Fight on Richardson Brought Here

As a result of a pistol duel brought about by a quarrel in a crap game, on the streamer J. B. Richardson, near Mound City, Sunday morning, Henry Boyd is dead and Ed Trixley is a fugitive from justice.  Trixley escaped from the boat at Mound City and has not as yet been captured.  Boyd was brought to Cairo and upon the request of his brother in Paducah was sent back to that city on the Illinois Central train last evening, but died a short while before the train reached there.

The pistol duel occurred on the lower deck of the boat and it is considered miraculous that more persons were not killed or wounded.  Trixley fired twice at Boyd, both bullets taking effect.  Boyd fired twice at Trixley but both shots went wild.  Witnesses differ as to who shot first.

The duel was only one of the many fights that occurred on the boat and the excursion was by far the goriest affair of the kind ever pulled off.  It is said that practically all the negroes were armed and numerous gun and knife plays took place, to say nothing of fist fights and hair pulling matches.

Two negro women engaged in a contest of the latter kind after the boat arrived in Cairo and were promptly arrested by Chief Egan and Officers Casey and Thooman.  Jim Washington cut Ed Robinson after the boat landed here and he too was arrested.

Tuesday, 17 Sep 1907:
William Davidson Goes to Joliet to Attend Last Rites over Mrs. Rowena Davidson, Who Died Saturday

William Davidson, the florist, received the sad news Monday of the death of his sister, Mrs. Rowena Davidson, which occurred at the home of her brother, Thomas Davidson, of Joliet, Ill., Saturday, of heart disease following a severe attack of rheumatism.

Mrs. Davidson, whose home was in Berkeley, Cal., came here in the early part of the summer to visit relatives and a pleasant reunion was held during that time.

The remains were cremated at Joliet this morning.  Mr. Davidson and his brother, Charles Davidson left last evening for that place to attend the last rites. The ashes will be sent to Berkeley.

The deceased is survived by two daughters, one of whom resides at Berkeley, Cal., the other at Bakersfield, Cal., and a son, who lives at Los Angeles.  The other immediate surviving relatives are four brothers, Thomas and Clarence Davidson, of Joliet, William Davidson, of Cairo, Charles Davidson, of Villa Ridge, and a sister, Mrs. James W. Dille, of Villa Ridge.

Albert Crockett, Aged Negro, Slipped and Fell from Barge at Foot of Twenty-eighth Street

Albert Crockett, the aged negro watchman of a fleet of barges at the foot of Twenty-eighth Street, who disappeared sometime between 1 o'clock and daylight Saturday morning, slipped and fell into the Ohio River and was drowned.  Late Tuesday afternoon his body came to the surface a short distance below the barges where he had been employed.  The body was brought to the shore and Coroner McManus immediately had it removed and prepared for burial.  Dr. McManus held an inquest, finding that death was due to accidental drowning.  The finding of blood stains in one of the barges Tuesday led some of the aged man's friends and relatives to suspect that he had met with foul play, but an examination of his body showed no marks of violence.  Crockett lived on Commercial Avenue near Twenty-eighth Street and is survived by a wife and several children.

Ralph Britton, Aged 11 Years, Died Monday Night

After a long illness from blood poisoning, Ralph, the 11-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Britton, died at the home of his parents near Mounds Monday night.

Cocaine, used in extracting a tooth, is said to be responsible for the lad's death.

The deceased is a nephew of C. S. and B. I. Britton, of Mounds.  His father is a dairyman living a few miles from Mounds.

The funeral will be held at 1:30 o'clock at the Methodist church at Villa Ridge, conducted by Rev. M. Z. Moses, assisted by Rev. C. S. Campbell.  Interment will be at the Villa Ridge cemetery.

(Edward G. Britton married Alla A. Gould on 22 Apr 1890, in Edwards Co., Ill.  His marker in Cairo City Cemetery at Villa Ridge reads:  Ralph H. son of E. G. and A. A. Britton Died Sept. 16, 1907 Aged 11 Yrs., 4 Mos. & 19 Ds.—Darrel Dexter)

Friday, 20 Sep 1907:

The body of Robert Schneider, the young German electrician who was killed on the bridge approach last Friday afternoon, has been shipped to Milwaukee, Wis., where the funeral will be held under the direction of the Electrical Workers Union of which the deceased was a member.  The cost of embalming the body, etc., was defrayed by the union.  No information has been received to show whether the deceased had any relatives in that city.

Saturday, 21 Sep 1907:

Sterling, Ill., Sept. 21.—Fate seems to be pursuing Mrs. Fred Smith, of this place, whose fourth husband, a railroad man, was killed beneath the wheels of an engine.  Smith was the woman's fourth husband and also the fourth to meet a tragic death.  Mrs. Smith's first husband was drowned at sea several years ago.  Her next husband ended his own life by hanging.  Husband No. 3 was killed by a train.  Yesterday’s accident marks the fourth strange freak of fate.

Succumbs to Attack of Dropsy at Home of Her Sister, Mrs. Henry Baird, This Afternoon

Mrs. Caroline Hogan died this afternoon at 2:20 o'clock at the home of her sister, Mrs. Henry Baird, of Ninth and Walnut streets.  The deceased was 67 years of age and had lived in Cairo all her life.  For the past several months she has been ill with the dropsy.  She leaves, besides her sister, one son Frank Hogan.

The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at the residence, corner of Ninth and Walnut Street, at 1:30 o'clock.  Friends of the family are invited to the house.  The cortege will go to Villa Ridge cemetery in carriages and will be private.  Rev. Father Downing of St. Patrick’s Church will conduct the services.


Engineer Grogan and Fireman Robertson were instantly killed at 11:30 o'clock last night when the engine pulling the fast Illinois Central passenger train No. 104 from Memphis to Louisville turned turtle just as it was rounding a curve entering Fulton, Ky.  Two cars were also derailed.  The wreck was not learned until 7 o'clock this morning. Mail Clerk Robinson who was in the mail car was badly injured and is not expected to live.

Monday, 23 Sep 1907:
Aged Citizen of Mound City Passed Away Sunday

Capt. James Rouse died at his home in Mound City Sunday night at 10 o'clock after a long illness.  He was 82 years of age, having been born in Baltimore, Md., April 19, 1825.  In 1851 he married Mrs. Rachel Lindsay who survives him and in 1857 they came to Mound City, where he was employed at shipyards as carpenter during the war and later enlisted on one of the gunboats.  Later he was man in charge of a fleet of snag boats for several years and went with them to Bushburg, Ill., where he remained for about 17 years.  He returned to Mound City about 15 years ago where he has been ever since and was one of the strongest Democrats in Pulaski County.  He leaves, besides a wife, five children, James W. Rouse, Jr., of Memphis, Tenn., William P. Rouse, of Mound City, Thomas S. Rouse, Brazil, Ind., Mrs. Kate M. Scott, Assumption, Ill., and Mrs. Eva Bowling, of Mound City.  The funeral will be held at the residence on Wednesday afternoon, services conducted by Rev. Juny of the Episcopal Church.

(Jesse L. Bowling married Eva M. Rouse on 23 Apr 1873, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  William P. Scott married Martha Rouse on 22 Sep 1892, in Pope Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

Mr. and Mrs. Carkuff, of Charleston, Mo., were here Sunday to attend the funeral of the latter's aunt, Mrs. Hogan.


Edward Williams, of Faringburg, Mo., died at St. Mary's Infirmary Sunday morning at 8 o'clock after an illness of a couple of weeks.  His remains will be shipped home.

Tuesday, 24 Sep 1907:

Engineer John Marvin of the Paducah run on the Illinois Central, laid off to attend the funeral of Engineer Grogan, who was killed in the wreck below Fulton.  Engineer Rafferty took his place.

J. H. Blythe, the Illinois Central agent, returned Monday from a trip to Missouri, where he went to bury his little infant daughter.  (Mound City)

Thursday, 26 Sep 1907:

Secretary Joseph Ezell, of the Banner Camp of the Woodmen of the World, today received notice from the main office at Omaha that the death claim of the late James Sproat had been allowed and that the check for the amount would be sent immediately.  It is expected here tomorrow.  The proofs of death were not sent away until last Friday night and Mr. Ezell and other members of the organization are well pleased with the prompt manner in which the matter was disposed of.

Mrs. C. McLean Passed Away at Sandusky at Advanced Age.

Mrs. Clementine McLean, formerly of this city, died at her home in Sandusky at 4 o'clock this morning.  She had been in failing health for some time, but was not seriously ill at any time prior to her death.  She had reached an advanced age of probably 75 years.

Mrs. McLean was the mother of the late Quincy McGee, who represented this district in the legislature, and who died about eight years ago.  When she lived in Cairo, she conducted a millinery store, but failing eyesight compelled her to give up the business, and she moved out upon her farm near Sandusky.  She had two nephews, Nathan and George Stancil, one of whom lived with her.

James O. Reed, of this city, lived with her until she removed to her farm.  When he was 11 years old, she took him to raise, and he remained with her until he was grown.  She was also an aunt of Mrs. J. M. Guion, of Cairo, and had a sister, a Mrs. Thompson, living in Chicago.

Funeral arrangements had not been completed this afternoon.

The funeral of the late Capt. James Rouse occurred Wednesday afternoon from the residence conducted by the Rev. Juny of the Episcopal Church.  The relatives from out of town (Mound City) who were present were:  Mrs. Scott, Assumption; Mr. and Mrs. McCorkle, St. Louis; Thomas Rouse, Brazil, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. James Rouse, Miss Florence and Hunter Rouse, of Memphis; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Rhine and Mr. and Mrs. John Rhine, of Charleston, Mo.  

The little half-sister of Charlie Rendleman was brought to his house Sunday to stay with them.  Her mother was accidentally shot and killed a few weeks ago.  They lived at Wolf Lake, Illinois.  (Thebes)

Aged Woman Murdered

Elgin, Ill., Sept. 26.—Mrs. Silas Baldwin, 83 years old, wife of a rich, retired farmer, was found murdered, her skull being crushed in her home at Hampshire.  The family is one of the oldest near Elgin.  Mrs. Baldwin was found with her head crushed, like an eggshell.  A bloody hammer was lying near her side.  The murder is a mystery.

Friday, 27 Sep 1907:

Word Received Here Announcing Death of Mrs. James B. Scoville, Which Occurred in Chicago

Word has been received here announcing the death of Mrs. Victoria C. Scoville at her home, 4935 Indiana Avenue, on Thursday morning.  She is survived by her husband, James B. Scoville; a daughter, Miss Stella, who was with her at the time of her death; and a son, Arthur, who is engaged in the lumber business in the south.  The deceased was a member of the Lake View Chapter, Order Eastern Star, International Lodge of Rebekahs, and Columbia Council Vesta Circle.

Mr. and Mrs. Scoville and family formerly resided in Cairo in Center Street, but Mrs. Scoville and daughter removed to Chicago several years ago for the benefit of the former's health.

Mr. Scoville has been employed by the Illinois Central here for many years.  Both he and Mrs. Scoville have scores of friends in the city who will be deeply grieved to hear of her death.  Arrangements for the funeral are not known.  It is thought however that the service and interment will be held in Chicago.

Mrs. John A. Miller was called to St. Louis today by the death of her brother, John C. Lohrun.


The funeral of Mrs. C. McLean will be held tomorrow from the home of the deceased at Sandusky and the remains will be taken to Villa Ridge for interment.  Mrs. Thompson, mother of Mrs. J. M. Guion, arrived from Chicago this morning to attend the funeral.  She is a sister of the deceased.

(Her marker in Cairo City Cemetery at Villa Ridge reads:  Clementine McLean 1832-1907.—Darrel Dexter)

Monday, 30 Sep 1907:

Word has been received by Cairo friends that Rev. F. P. Davenport, formerly rector of the Church of the Redeemer here, is at the point of death at Metropolis.

Tuesday, 1 Oct 1907:
Delay May Cost His Life

Waterloo, Ill., Sept. 28.—Because he tarried for half an hour to follow and kill a snake which bit him, Fred Shroder an aged farmer, will probably lose his life.  Shroeder was bitten in the thumb by a snake while loading corn fodder on a wagon.  By the time he reached a physician after his delay to kill the reptile, Shroder's thumb was swollen and he was in great pain.  The physician is doubtful of Shroeder's recovery.

Daughter Arrives Too Late for the Funeral, But the Grave Is Left Open for Her

East St. Louis, Ill., Sept. 28.—The body of J. B. Plot, of this city, was left all day in an open grave here awaiting the arrival of his daughter, Mrs. Josephine Boisseau, of Minneta, La.  When the funeral procession was ready to start for the church, a delayed message from the daughter announced that she was on her way north and asked that the funeral be postponed until her arrival.

It was decided to go on with the funeral, but to leave the grave open, so that the daughter could see her father before he was covered with earth.  A volunteer guard remained with the body until late at night, when Mrs. Boisseiu arrived and was taken to the cemetery.  After the casket had been opened and she had seen her father’s face, the burial was completed.

Thursday, 3 Oct 1907:
A little son of Mrs. Louisa Evans, of Gale, was buried at Thebes Cemetery Sunday.

Mrs. John Akin died Saturday after an illness of about three years.  She was buried at the Hargis Cemetery Monday.  (Diswood)

(Her marker in Hargis Cemetery reads:  Polesa E. wife of John W. Akins Born March 14, 1861 Died Sept. 29, 1907.—Darrel Dexter)

Saturday, 5 Oct 1907:
John Gilbert Passed Away There Wednesday

Paducah Sun:  John Gilbert, 54 years old, died in Golconda, Ill., Wednesday afternoon suddenly of a complication of diseases after a six months' illness.  His death came suddenly and was caused more directly by heart disease, of which he had suffered for years.  News of his death reached Paducah when the steamer John S. Hopkins reached Paducah.  In command of the boat was Capt. Henry Gilbert, of Evansville, a brother of the deceased, who was apprised of his brother's sudden death when the boat landed with 82 Evansville businessmen en route to Memphis aboard.

The deceased was born and raised in Pope County and in his early life went into the river business, managing the Golconda wharf boat.  He accumulated wealth rapidly and 26 years ago married Miss Monie Kidd, of this city.  His wife died 16 years later and after a year he married Miss Lucy Moore, of Golconda, but leaves no children by the second marriage.  After leaving the river service, he went into the mercantile business and later assumed control of the Pope County Bank after his father's death.  He served one term as mayor of Golconda and was always prominently connected with all church and temperance moves.

Monday, 7 Oct 1907:
Martin Carmody, While Bereft of Reason, Is Run Down on Trestle at Cache, Ill.

While bereft of his reasons, Martin Carmody, one of the oldest citizens of Cairo, wandered from the city Saturday and sometime before daylight Sunday was struck and killed by an Illinois Central train on a small trestle near Cache, a railroad station in Alexander County, seven miles north of Cairo.  The body was found Sunday morning by two boys.  They immediately notified officials at Cache, who sent word to Coroner James McManus, who was at Thebes.  He had the remains removed to Cairo last night and an inquest was held.

The jury returned a verdict in accordance with the facts.

The deceased has long been subject to fits and was stricken with one Saturday evening at the corner of Nineteenth Street and Washington Avenue.  He was revived by Officers Hofheinz and Hagey and later was seen walking in a northerly direction.

The deceased was 64 years old and had resided in Cairo 51 years.  For 38 years he was employed as a yard workman by the Illinois Central railroad, having been put on the retired list with a pension two years ago.  For the past year he has made his home at the boarding house of Miss Mary Strauss, Twenty-first Street and Commercial.  The body has been removed to the home of the deceased's brother, Patrick Carmody, at 1910 Poplar Street.  The funeral will be held Tuesd