My country Tis of thee,
Sweet land of liberty,
Of then I sing;
Land where my fathers died !
Land of the Pilgrims' pride!
From every mountain side
Let Freedom ring!
My native country, thee --
Land of the noble free --
Thy name - I love;
I love thy rocks and rills,
Thy woods and templed hills;
My heart with rapture thrills
Like that above.
Let music swell the breeze,
And ring from all the trees
Sweet freedom's song;
Let mortal tongues awake,
Let all that breathe partake;
Let rocks their silence break, -
The sound prolong.
Our father's God ! to thee,
Author of liberty,
To thee we sing;
Long may our land be brigh
With freedom's holy light;
Protect us by they might,
Great God, our King !
Preserve the above for use
-- A. H. Hershey, Ewq., of Sterling, came home and took turkey with his family Xmas
The internal revenue office will be moved into the Patterson bank building soon. The "Gazette" is pleased at its remaining here, as the boys about the office were too jolly a set of fellows to have leave here.
REMEMBER THE NEWS YEAR'S CALLS
Next year being Leap Year, a number of the young gentlemen of Mt. Carroll have decided to receive New Year's calls next Thursday, at any time between the hours of four o'clock P. M. and 12 o'clock P.M. In accordance with this decision, we publish below the names of the gentlement who will make it a point to be "at home" to callers. We doubt not the occasion will be an Interesting and pleasant one to both ladies and gentlement. Following are the names with the places at which they can be found:
Hon. B.L. Patch, as his office
Epn. Hostetter, at his rooms
L.H. Thomkins and H. Metcalf, at Mr. Thomkins' residence
McKinney & Loveland, at their rooms
Bart Smith, E. Swingley and C. Shaate, at Mrs. Bushey's
Geo. and Rob't Campbell, at their residence
Mount Carroll -- On Monday last Mr. F.P. Nase left our city for his Iowa home and place of business, Grundy Centre.
- Vacation at the Seminary during the holidays. Pupils and teachers will doubtless have an enjoyable time. -
Most of them have gone to their homes, leaving only about forty in the Seminary family during the vacation. Those remaining enjoyed a rare treat in having Miss Frances E. Willard as a guest at the Seminary over the Sabbath. She came by the invitation of Mrs. Shimer for a little rest, which her arduous labors in the temperance work, as President of both State and National Women's Schristian Temperance Union, makes her so much to need. Miss Willard however yielded to the desire of the citizens, and gave a lecture in the evening, in the M.E. Church, to a crowded house. The Seminary girls were unanimour in the decision that it was the finest thing they were heard. Miss Willard was accompanied by her private Secretary, Miss Anna Gordon, a most endnent little body, who takes the best of care of her Principal, and in her way is doing a most noble work. Mrs. Shimer and Miss Joy accompanied the ladies to Freeport on their return to Chicago.
Mrs. Hazzen has an engagement to take a prominent part in the Christmas services of the Episcopal Church at Clinton, Iowa. From Clinton she goes to DeWitt to prepare for the concert to be given Dec. 30 by the Dearborn-Hazzen Concert Company of the Mount Carroll Conservatory of Music, at the Operal House, DeWitt, Iowa. Thesday evening Dec. 30th 1879;
Miss Belle Dearborn - Hazzen, - Vocal Director
Miss Clara A. White, Teacher of Music and Elucation, Assisted by
Miss Deda Miles, - Conservatory Student
Miss Lillian Hamblin - Conservatory Student
Mr. Fred Drifill - DeWitt
Dr. F.A. Hobbs - DeWitt
Miss L.M. Kendall, (late of Boston, Mass.) Pianist and General Director of Conservatory
-- Last but not least of interest at the Seminary is the arrival of Rev. Thomas Powell and wife of Ottawa, (old and valued friends of Mrs. Shimer) who will spend the winter with her the same as lasat year. Their cherry genial presence is prized by all the Seminary household.
-- The Baptist Sociable will be held at the Seminary Friday evening (26th inst). The public cordially invited.
-- School opens again on the 2d of January. In addition to the large attendance of the fall term, many new students will enter with the opening of the winter term.
Miss Carrie White spends her vacation with friends at Galesburg. Miss Kendal is at Elgin. Miss Leonard visits friends at Rockford. Miss Joy eats Christmas turkey at Davenport. Miss Mills visits at Springfield, Alton and St. Louis
The Dearborn-Hazzen Concert Company of the Mount Carroll Seminary Conservatory of Music, will give a grand popular Conceert on Monday evening, February 9th at the M.E. Church in this city.
GAZETTE. We judge that this appointment will be as satisfactory as any that could have been made. Mr. Worthington has done more hard work for the party than any other man we know, and if this entitles any one to official honors, he should have them. He is an old citizen, and has hosts of good friends around here. He has given may twice to ladies, when he could have had the appointment. There will be a little feeling among the friends of theother candidates, but we have heard nothing to indicate the least bitterness of feeling. We give Charles our hand for a long term. It is proper to say of the retiring official, Mrs. E.E. Smith, that she has been an excellent officer. She has been obliging to the patrons, has added many conveniences to the office, and in every way has done her best to please all who had business at the office. There are none of them but that will wish her all success in the future. She has been offered a fine position in the treasury department accepted. The record of the postoffice in the eight years she has held it is such as would give her almost any clerical position she would ask, no office in the state of its size, we believe, standing higher on the books.
Frank Nase will continue the drug business at the old stand of Hamilton & Nase. Frank is a young man of energy and enterprise and will increase the business of the House as the season rolls by.
NOTION OF DISSOLUTION: Notice is hereby given that the firm of Hamilton & Nase, from and after this date is dissolved by mutual consent. F.P. Nase will carry on the business at the old stand, and succeeds the late firm of Hamilton & Nase. Dated at Grundy Center, Iowa, this 31st day of December, A.D. 1879 ///// S.B. Hamilton and F.P. Nase
... Frank P. Nase, in business at Grundy Center, Iowa, has purchased the interest of his partner, Mr. Hamilton, and is now sole proprietor. We are pleased to hear that he is prospering in business.
... Mr. Nathaniel Halderman, who was quite ill the latter part of last week, was so far recovered as to transact business again on Monday
Lewis H. Tomkins left on Monday afternoon for Silver Cliff, Colorado, where he expects to engage in business. His brother Henry is engaged in the Hardware business at that place, and is doing well. Lewis will be missed in the social gatherings of Mount Carroll, where he has always played a very conspicuous part. The HEARLD wishes him a safe journey and abundant prosperity in all his business undertakings.
Henry H. Tomkins made a brief visit to his parents in this city this week. He was on his way to New York to purchase goods to ship to hisplace of business at Silver Cliff, Colorado.
Mrs. Frothingham, whom we mentioned a few weeks ago as going to Peoria to see her brother, has returned to her home in this city. She is 85 years old and her brother is 81. Both are in good health.
Miss Alma Stowell, of Mt. Carroll, (IL) daughter of the Hon. J.M. Stowell, spent Sunday visiting friends in Grundy Center. She returned to her home Monday.
Ask Frank P. Nase what made him look so happy last Sunday and see if he don't say my g.....g-i-r-l awas here.
Miss Alma Stowell has returned from a visit of some weeks in Iowa. - While absent, she heard the celebrated violinist, Remenyl, and pronounces the entertainment "almost divine."
David N. McLaughlin vs. Owen P. Miles and Frank P. Nase, Executors of the Last Will and Testament of Adam Nase, deceased. Claim $110.51. Trial; issues for Plaintiff. Judgment for $110.51 to be paid in due course of adminstration, 7th class.
Guss Phillips was driving a cow down Market street on Monday morning, and the animal seemed to be desirous ofputting on the airs of bi-pedestrains by travelling on the sidewalk. When the cow reached to meat market of Leo Phillips, the door standing open at the time, she walked into the establishment with all the grace of an old customer and stepped behind the counter. Charlie Stober who was in the market at the time took to his heels out of the back door instanter. No damages was done beyond the displacements of the marble slab on the top of the counter that the animal rubbed against in going out.
Frank Nase takes the position of expres sagent in place of Mr. Hamilton
Lesis Keiter is about to take up his residence at Grundy Center, Iowa, where he is to enter the store of Frank P. Nase. Lewis is thoroughly competent and a first class salesman. His courteous manner and unswerving integrity will no doubt make him popular with the people of Grundy Center. The Hearld wishes him an abundant prosperity.
Frank Nase returned yesterday from a few days visit to Mount Carroll. Mr. Keiter, his new presciption clerk came with him.
Mr. F.P. Nase has a new clerk, in the person of E.S. Keiter, of Mt. Carroll, Illinois, and a brother of Charles Keiter of the Republican. Mr. Keiter comes well recommended as a practical druggist and a young man of character, and as such is right welcome to Grundy Center.
Physicians Perscriptions and Family Receipts carefully compounded night or day by experienced clerks at F. P. Nase's.
Miss Retta E. Roberts, for several years book-keeper in our bank, has resigned her position and returned to her home in Macombe this state. Ostensibly Miss Roberts has quit business, but rumor has it that she is only about to commence. The best wishes of her many friends go with her.
Married: At the bride's home, Macomb, Illinois, Tuesday, November 16, 1880, by the Rev. S.T. Davis, Mr. John E. White of Council Bluffs, Iowa and Miss Loretta E. Roberts. Varium of mutabile semper femina" says the sweet voiced burd of Mantus. The above marriage notice affords a very innocent and pardonable illustration of Virgil's meaning in the quoted lines. Last week gave expression tot he sincere regrets of the many friends of the late Miss Roberts on account of her departure from our midst. We then held in reserve our hopeful and well-grounded suspicious, but now rejoice at their happy confirmation. We gratefully pardon the lady's artfulness, and heartily assure Mrs. J. E. White that the best mishes of the Herald attend her. In common with other Mounty Carroll friends who knew the social qualities of Miss Roberts, we join in wishing her happiness in her new fortunes.
Mrs. A. Nase and daughter Hattie and Capt. Becker had a full sized portrait of Governor Jo Fifer beautifully decorated and conspicuously placed in the bay windows of their dwelling. Reverential people would take their hats off and politely bow, the likeness was so life like.
It is with a great deal of sorrow that we notice the death and burial of Miss Ada L. Melendy which occurred last week. The services were held at her home, Rev. J.P. Phillips officiating, who, in a few brief remarks, paid a very high tribute to her memory. The attendance of friends was very large and especially so o fher young lady friends. Miss Ada was a member of the class of '80 of our Seminary and entertained hopes of graduating with the class almost up to the day of commencement. A large number of the class were present and sorrowfully mourned her removal. At the cemetery, as the last act of kindness and love, the young ladies walked around the grave and each dropped a small bouquet upon the casket. Our city mourns the loss of one so young and good.
A very handsome life-size portrait of the late Major Adam Nase hangs in the office of the Collector of Internal Revenue in this city. The idea of having some ever-present memento of this most worthy official was suggested at the time Mr. A.M. Jones turned over the office of Collector to Major Woodcock, and all the revenue employes of the district at once took the matter in hand and this life-like portrait is the result. It was painted by Miss Caddie M. Vaughn, of Kansas City MO, and the execution reflects credit upon the artest -- Sterling Gazette
At the regular meeting of Nase Post No. 80 of this city, on Wednesday evening last. Miss Hattie, daughter of the late Major Adam Nase, after whom the Post was named, was elected an honorary member of the Post.
Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune - Monday Night - The Death-Bed Scene - Long Branch N.J. Sept. 20 - The first day without the medical bulletin has passed with melancholy enough. It has been a day of the greatest depression, and of the saddest activity here at Elberon since the word of the President's death announced just before 11 o'clock last night. There has been no restor quiet al lnight. The watchers sat in the cottage where the dead President lay. The silent sentries patiently beaten paths on the four lawns surrounding the Francklyn cottage from hour to hour through the night. Dr. Bliss, worn out with watching, paced along the bluff between the cotage and the sea. Mrs. Garfield, in her chamber, was heard walking the floor.
Smith - In this city, on Saturday April 29, 1882, of typhoid fever, Miss Mattie Smith, aged 11 years and 10 months. Mattie was a grandaughter of Mr. Joseph P. Smith. Her funeral took place on Monday, May 1, 1982. Rev. J.P. Philips officiating. The bereaved relatives have our deepest sympathy in bereavement. Mattie is gone. Her death has cast a gloom over a happy home and a large circle of friends. It was very hard to give her up, but God, who orders all things wisely, took her from sin an dsuffering to Himself. Grandparents mourn not for your little darling Mattie; with heer "all is well" look away to that bright world, where her beautiful form, brighter an dpurer than while on earth, is waiting to greet you.
McDonald, of the Elkado Journal, paid this part of the vineyard a visit recently, and upon his return home discourses thusly; "At Clear Lake, at present the watering place of the west, we were entertained at the "Blue Flag Camp," by Frak Nace, a young man of fortune from the East, who is genial, generous and gusty. At this camp, also, were A.B. Ecker and family, W.B. Parrott and family and Mrs. Sanderson and daughter of West Union, the "Updyke Tribe" from Charles City, of which we have the honor of being a member, and two or three families from other points in the state. You may wager your saccharine existence it was a jolly crowd and (when bathing) a fantastic one. The young man, Frank Glick, who was recently drowned was a "citizen" of Blue Flag Camp and a fine young fellow.
Frank P. Nase
... successor to the late firm of Hamilton & Nase, carries an attractive stock of drugs, books, stationery, fancy goods, etc., and is doing a fine business. Mr. Nase, while he is one of the pleasantest and most popular young men in Grundy, is also one of its most active, enterprising and "go-ahead-ative" business men. He is public spirited and a leader in society and all enterprises for the good of the community, as well as wide-awake to his individual interests. His line of drugs includes a large stock of the purest medicines, in infinite variety, and a complete assortment of druggists sundries. In the book and paper line he has full stocks of school books, blank books, and a selection of miscellaneous works from standard authors; plain and ornamental note paper and envelopes, boxes of papeterie, and in connection with an unusual large stock of wall, dado and decorative paper, he has a patent exhibitor, which makes the selection of paper a much easier matter than ever before. Mr. Nase has the only stock - and a very complete assortment it is - in town, of archery goods, the latest fashionable amusement. A great variety of fancy goods, toilet articles, bird cages, croquet and other games, paints, oils etc., are to found in his stock, and are offered as low as the law allows. Mr. Nase has lately secured the service sof L.M. Keiter, who has had six years' experience as prescription clerk, and had, besides a thorough course of study during that time, attended courses oflectures on chemistry, and is therefore unexcelled as a pharmaceutist. Mr. Nase is himself also well qualizied for the same duties, and customer may always rely on having prescriptions compounded by a practical pharmacentist, who will make no mistakes. His business in thisline is a large one.
Major, formerly Captain Nase ... for the seat of war next Monday. He has become able to walk well upon the wooden foot, and feels like entering against upon active services. He desires us to state, that he will take with him any small packages, that friends may desire to send to soldier in the 15th Regiment.
Mrs. R.J. Nase, and young daughter, of Mt. Carroll IL, have been making "Frank" a visit. Mt. Carroll IL is more nearly related to this county by the ties of "affinity and consanguiuuuity" than any other one county of any other State on the face of the globe. .
Evening parties are very popular. Mrs. W.F. Browning entertained a large number of young people on Sat. evening last in honor of their son Willie. On tuesday evening Miss Hattie Nase gave a social dance at their residence on Clay street and tonight, Messrs. Chas and Jno Denmon will entertain a large circle of their young friends at their home on Broadway.
A number of Mount Carroll ladies are summering at the Lake Lawn House, Delevan, Wis. Among the party are Mrs. W.F. Browning, Misses Carrie Smith, Edith Wherritt, Hattie Nase, Allie Wildey and Miss Laura Coleman. Miss Mae Wildey is at Lake Park near Kenosha, Wisconsin with her uncle's family from Chicago.
A large party of young ladies from Mt. Carroll seminary attended the Juch concert Saturday night. Among them were the Misses Bole, Hall, Brockway, Aberinthy, Relnig, Esterbrooks, Hiserodt, Burt, Crotty, Marshall, Parkinson, Smith, Nase, Coles, Woods, Conigiski, McCaffrey, Balley, Halterman. Mrs. Deminson chaperoned the party. Miss McCaffrey and Miss Marion Woods spent Sunday in the city with their classmate, Miss Rose Conlgiski. The remainder returned to Mt. Carroll after the performance -- Dubuque Times
Mrs. A. Nase and daughter Hattie and Capt. Becker had a full sized portrait of Governor Jo Fifer beautifully decorated and conspicuously placed in the bay windows of their dwelling. Reverential people would take their hats off and politely bow, the likeness was so life like.
Charlie Shirk left Sunday for a brief visit to Dakota.
Mr. John W. Abbott, sexton of Oak Hill Cemetery informs us that he has been requested several times to present a report of the number of interments made in the cemetery during the past year. He handed us the following.
Mrs. Rhoderick January 14, 1879
Mrs. Patton January 25, 1879
Mrs. Chalfant January 31, 1879
John Carnes, February 22, 1879
E.M. Keiter March 20, 1879
Almeda Mader March 24, 1879
Harry Shirk June 22, 1879
A child of Will Rank
William Kneal, June 3, 1879
J.N. Keech June 19, 1879
John Sisler July 3, 1879
Mrs. Holman October 9, 1879
Maj. Nase October 16, 1879
A child of Mrs. Bartlett
Mrs. Nase and daughter Hettie hung out the "old glory flay" in honor of Gov. Oglesby's visit to our city last Thursday; and Bob Yourex decorated his hotel front on the same occassion.
The seminary girls enlivened things up their way Saturday evening by having a grand fancy ball. Half of them represented gentlemen and they had as good a time as a lot of unaided girls can. The town is full of young men who will be perfectly willing to render any assistance in their power, should the ladies desire to give another ball, as it is the boys are thinking of having a masquerade ball, all to themselves, not a single seminary girl will be invited.
The Seminary girls had a fancy dress ball Saturday evening, strictly among themselves, and rumor says they had the tallest kind of a time. Of course no gentlemen were present; but half the girls took gentlemen's parts. The costumes were gorgeous, and nothing was lacking but those horrid men.
Everything pertaining to the lately deceased soldier will have a rare value as time recedes from the day of his death, and in this issue of The Mirror we present to our readers a relic of the war, that becomes exceedingly valuable, being general order No. one (1), written by his own hand and issued to the soldiers under his command. The order will speak for itself as to death and the purposes for which it was issued. For the privilege of thus presenting this order to our readers we are indepted to Mrs. Adam Nase of this city, wife of the late Major AAdam Nase of the 15th Ill. Vol. Infantry. At the time this order was issued Major Nase was Captain of Co. K., 15th Ill. Regt. We notice a number of persons claiming the h onor of having Gen. Grant's first order, and no doubt there are other orders number one; under General Grant's different departments there would be different series; but the one we give in this seek's Mirror certainly is of the first series number one, and the only number one signed by him as Colonel commanding, and must be entitled to the prededence. We extend thanks to Mrs. Nase on behalf of our readers for the courtesy extended in permitting us to give this valuable document to our readers.
Head-Quarters, Near Mexico Ma. July 25th 18, 1861
Gen'l Orders No. 1.
In purauance of Genl orders No. 1. Head Quarters, Dist of Missouri, the undersigned assumes command of all troups now encamped in this vicinity.
For the guidance of all concerned the following orders will be published to the several Commands composing the force of this place.
No Marauding will be permitted and every violation of this order will be summarily and severely punished.
No soldier will be allowed to go more than one mile beyong his Camp except under order or by special permission, on pain of being dealt with as a deserter.
No expeditions will be fitted out, for the purpose of arresting suspected persons without first getting authority from these Head Quarters.
Soldier will not be permitted to be out of their Camp after retreat Roll Call, and all such absentees will be punished by confinement and extra hours of Guard Duty
To see that this order is more fully carried out, Sentinels will have conducted to the Guard Tent, all Soldiers returning to Camp through the night, and Company Commanders will inspect theTents oftheir night, to see that all of their companies are present.
Men leaving Camp will not be permitted to carry Fire arms, and no Firing will be allowed in or around Camp.
The graduating exercises of the High School in the Opera House last evening called out a crowded audience; persons being present from Savanna and Lanark. The exercises were carried out according to published program. The class consisting of five yougn ladies, namely: Miss Emma L. Horning, H. Gertrude Hawk, Mame J. Blake, Emma Swartz and Ola Becker. The essays were all of a high order of merit, and to persons of mature age, was a surprise. When we listen to young m isses taught in our public schools, handling questions with a depth of thought and maturity of judgment that the middle ages might envy, we must confess to a surprise, and we think if "Bacon" and "Aristotle" could have been present with only the education they had when they left the earth, they too, would have been surprised. We cannot make distinctions as all were equally meritorious. Something new as a element in school graduating essays, was the recognition of morality as a nesessary ingredient in a successful life work for good. Prof. Masin presented the diplomas, and in his short address covered the ground completely by weaving in the subjects of the essays so completely as to make decided hit. The quartet singing by Capt. Becker, John Grove, Joe Miles and Henry Mackay, with Prof. Metcalf at the piano, was very fine and contributed largely to the pleasure of the evening, and for which they deserve a vote of thanks.
The Young misses were the recipiants of numerous elegant and costly bequets and flowers from their many admiring friends.
The graduating exercises of the Mount Carroll High School occur this evening in Patterson's Opera House. The graduating class comprise Misses Hattie Shirk, and Nellie Emmert, and Messrs John Demmon, John Rickert, Samuel Keim, Charles Demmon, Jacob Miles and Chas. Shirk.
Mr. W. H. Mosher, of this city, has taken pains to keep account of the amount of snow which has fallen this winter, and has kindly furnished us the following; November 14 was the first snow storm; during the months of November and December the amount ofsnow that fell was five inches, from January 1st to March 8th, the amount fallen was 62 and 1/2 " which gives from November 14 to March 8th five feet and seven and 1/2 inches ofsnow That has fallen altogether -- Morrison Sentinent... (Date written 1880 to 1881 )
The Story of Annie Laurie
Editor of the Herald: The famous song that is sung by all singers of the present day, I am informed, is a mystery as to the author.
I was raised on the next farm to James Laurie, Annie Lauries' father. I was personally acquainted with both her and her father and also the author of the song.
Knowing these facts, I have been requested by my friends to give the public the benefit of my knowledge, which I have consented to do.
Annie Laurie was born in 1827, and was about seventeen years old when the incident occurred which gave rise to the song bearing her name.
James Laurie, Annie's father, was a farmer who lived on and owned a very large farm called "Tharaglestown" in Dumfriesshire, Scotland. He hired a great deal of help, and among those he employed was a man by the name of Wallace to act as foreman, and while in his employ Mr. Wallace fell in love with Annie Laurie, which fact her father soon larned and forthwith discharged him. He went to his home, which was in Maxwelton, and was taken sick the very night he reached there, and the next morning when Annie Laurie heard of it she came to his bedside and waited on him until he died, and on his death bed he composed the song entitled.
Maxwelton bruens are bonnie
Where early fa's the dew,
And it's there that Annie Laurie
Gle'd me her promise true;
Which ne'er forgot will be;
And for Bonnie Annie Laurie,
I;d lay me doune and dee.
Her brow is lke the snaw drifts
Her throat is like the swan;
Her face it is the fairest
That p'er the sun shone on -
That 'e'er the Sun shone on -
And dark blue is her ee;
And for bonnie Annie Laurie
I'd lay me doune and dee
Like dew on the gowan lying
Is the fa'o her fairy feet;
And like the winds in summer sighing.
Her voice is low and sweet -
Her voice is low and sweet -
And she's a' the world to me;
And for bonnie Annie Laurie
I'd lay mne doune and dee
Harriett Nase, Carroll County Writer
By Alice Horner
Harriett Nase, whose 1879 scrapbook was acquired by Richard Miller's parents in the 1960's, was the daughter on Adam Nase, one of the most prominent men in the history of Carroll County, Illinois. Carroll County Sheriff in 1858, Adam Nase was born in 1825, and served in the Civil War as Captain of the 15th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, rising to Brevet Brigadier General during the war. He had a leg amputated after Shiloh in April 1862, and was sent home in October. Fitted with an artificial leg, he returned to his regiment in December 1862, served until the fall of Vicksburg and resigned in August 1863, to spend the rest of the war recruiting troops. The Nase Post No. 80 of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in Mount Carroll was named for him. (Hattie was made an honorary member) Adam Nase died in Mount Carroll on October 16, 1879 and is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery.
His daughter Harriett was the only one of his 5 children who grew into full adulthood. She was born sometime in 1871 in Carroll County, probably in Mount Carroll. Called Hattie Nase as a schoolgirl, she was living with her widowed mother, Rebecca J. (Hastings) Nase, in Mount Carroll when the census was taken in 1880. Hattie had received her scrapbook the prior Christmas, right after her father died. Girls in that era usually received similar scrapbooks when they were older than Hattie, often when they were graduating from the eighth grade or even later. It's apparent from the items she selected for her scrapbook that she was interested in poetry at an early age. Besides the many poems, written by women as well as men, Hattie also clipped out the references to plays and musical events at Frances Shimer which she probably attended before going to school there. By 1880, her brother Francis, born in 1857, had moved to Grundy County, Iowa. (He died in February 1882, probably in Grundy County, and is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Mount Carroll.) Harriett and her widowed mother, alone in Mount Carroll, seem to have found a home in the town's cultural life.
Hattie was destined to be more thoroughly educated that most young girls were in that era. When many girls were fortunate to have gone through country school before being required to stay home and help their mothers take care of the younger children, Hattie attended Mount Carroll Seminary, the part of Frances Shimer College for younger students, and graduated in 1889 with a general diploma. She studied at the college another year and received a musical diploma in 1890. She was considered an accomplished pianist. Frances Shimer College was known in that era for its excellent music program; women who graduated from it were able to work professionally all over the country.
But Hattie Nase has no written history of working in music. She was a writer. Her first published writings may have been poems, some of which may have been published in the Mirror-Democrat. I don't know when she published individual poems, but she had a 27-page book of her poems published by the New York Poetry Book Shop in 1920, titled "Song of the Waukarusa." I believe "Song of the Waukarusa" was also the title of one of the poems. My mother, who was a student at Mount Carroll High School in 1920, talked about the Waukarusa and a poem written about it but I can't find of a copy of it (as of August 24, 2012). The Waukarusa was the name of the stream running through Mount Carroll. This book is published under the name Harriett N. Connell.
Hattie Nase married well, twice. Her first husband was Dr. Henry Allen Noyes, a physician who lived in Mount Carroll. He was born in Landaff, New Hampshire on September 10, 1867. He'd graduated in 1891 from Hahnemann Medical College in Chicago, and came to Mount Carroll in March of 1892. They married in October 18, 1893, and lived in Mount Carroll until 1899, when he took special work in the new field of ear, eye, nose and throat medicine in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. He served there as an oculist and aurist at the House of Mercy Hospital. Harriet may not have lived there continually with him. She appears as living with him on the 1900 US Federal Census for Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, which was taken on June 8, 1900. But she also appears as living in Mount Carroll with her mother when the same census was taken there on June 9, 1900. Her date of birth appears as September 1871 when it was taken in Pittsfield, but December 1871 when taken in Mount Carroll. (I have been unable to find her full date of birth.) Regardless, Harriet unfortunately didn't live long in Pittsfield. Dr. Henry Allen Noyes became ill himself, and had to stop working by 1902. He died in Asheville, North Carolina on March 23, 1903. Harriett went back to Mount Carroll.
It must have been a rough time for her because just over a year later, on June 15, 1904, her mother died. But sometime around 1905-1906, Hattie married John R. Connell, a local lawyer. He was born February 22, 1873 in Thomson, Carroll County, Illinois to Daniel and Johannah (Reagan) Connell, who were both born in Ireland. He attended law school at what was then called Ann Arbor College, and graduated with honors, and opened a law practice with Attorney George L. Hoffman in Mount Carroll. He was later appointed City Attorney, then elected State's Attorney. He and Hattie lived at the corner of Clay and Market Street, the south-east corner, across the street from the Court House in Mount Carroll, in her childhood home. (This house was demolished before the 1950's.) As far as I can determine, Harriett had no children.
Harriett developed an interest in community theater and served Mount Carroll's and many small theaters in other parts of the United States by writing plays, usually 1-act or 3-act. They are all written under the name Harriett N. Connell. The publication dates are in the 1920's and early 1930's, but I don't know if that is when they were first written. Some of the titles are: "What Price Ancestors," "The Ranch On Sunset Trail," "Ducks," "Petticoat Politics," and "Oh, Didn't It Rain!" Some sources state that she received little or no money for her efforts. However, Carroll County, A Goodly Heritage, states that she wrote "The Flight of Nancy" for the benefit of the Red Cross in many cities and she received nearly $2,500 for it. Harriett was also president of the Community Club for several terms, was active in the Woman's Relief Corps, which was the women's auxiliary of the GAR, and was co-director and partial author of the pageant "A Century in Carroll County," held in 1923.
Towards the end of her life, Harriett Connell was involved in "petticoat politics" herself. On April 6, 1934, John R. Connell died of a heart attack in Savanna while campaigning for State's Attorney. Harriett's education and prominence in the community made her seem to be a possible successor, so she took his place on the party ticket. She was defeated in the general election. She died January 7, 1935 in Mount Carroll. John R. Connell is buried at St. John The Baptist Catholic Cemetery in Savanna, Illinois. Harriett is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Mount Carroll.
(Alice Horner's note: Be aware that there was another John R. Connell living in Carroll County at the same time.
He was born in 1862 in Ireland, the child of Samuel and Patience [Levis] Connell and died in August 1935.
He and his wife, the former Anna Laura Shepard, are both buried at Savanna Township Cemetery.
He is not the same John R. Connell, and they are not related to each other as far as I can determine.)
Carroll County, A Goodly Heritage, edited by E. George Thiem and published by Kable Printing in Mount Morris, Illinois in 1968.
Dr. Henry Allen Noyes biography, from the Transactions of the session of the American Institute of Homeopathy, Volume 61.
Google Books: "The Song of the Waukarusa: A Book of Verse." http://books.google.com
History of Carroll County, Illinois, published in 1878 by H, F. Kett & Co., Chicago.
Mirror - Democrat, Souvenir Edition, published on July 10, 1930. http://www.genealogytrails.com/ill/carroll/carroll1930dir1.html#13
Shimer College, http://shimercollege.wikia.com/wiki/Harriett_Connell
World Cat, searching under the author "Harriett N. Connell," at http://www.worldcat.org/search