Gleanings from the Clark County Herald pertaining to Melrose, Clark County Illinois
[Transcribed & Submitted by: Ron Cornwell and Cindy McCachern, except where noted]
T. R. CORNWELL has been poorly all winter.
CHARLIE CORNWELL and AXUM SPIVEY went to Martinsville Saturday.
EZRA AND RAY CORNWELL were in Marshall Monday.
ROY BUCKNER of Ohio vicinity visited our school Thursday.
GOLD IN CLARK COUNTY ILL.
One Nugget Causes the People to Become Excited.
Terre Haute. Ind., July 25.—There is an outbreak of the gold fever over the state line in Clark county, Ill. A few days ago a farmer found a nugget in Mill creek which a Martinsville jeweler told him was worth $225. Now Mill creek is being thoroughly explored for “free gold” nuggets lying around loose. It is recalled by older residents of Clark county that many years ago experienced miners came to the Mill creek territory to find gold. Farther west in the state. In Coles county, the fever has manifested itself. and near Oakland Isaac De Moss and his son have begun digging where excavations were made half a century ago. when it was reported that “finds” had been made.
Rock Island Argus., July 25, 1904, LAST EDITION. 4:30 O'CLOCK., Image 1
RAYMOND BELT of Jasper County is visiting friends at this place.
WILLIAM and T. R. CORNWELL and OTTO STANFIELD transacted business in Marshall Monday.
ROSS CORNWELL has purchased a new buggy.
CHARLIE MEDSKER and family of West Union spent Sunday with his brother Will of this place.
MR. AND MRS. AXEM SPIVEY visited their daughter, Mrs. Jackson Leonard of McDaniel Sunday.
CORA CORNWELL is very ill.
CHARLIE CORNWELL is erecting a new barn on his lot.
T. R. CORNWELL is on the sick list.
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