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Here are items from  the Newton Press (from the good ol' pre-copyright days!).  These are just tidbits - if you've ever read the Press from the old days, you know they reported on everyone's comings and goings.  It was hard to "court" anyone without the whole town reading about it in the paper the next week! But they've done a great job throughout the years of keeping everyone up-to-date on the happenings in Jasper County. It's also an excellent source of genealogical information. Use your browser's FIND function since more than one surname is often included in each item.
Source information, like the contributor's name and email address, can be found
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Jasper Race and Green Chapman are home from the north, Wils? and James Huddleston from Arkansas and Arthur Barlow, from Boston. Yale, Nov. 30, 1877

Miss Mary
Radke returned to Decatur Monday morning. [Ste. Marie Tribune - January 9, 1914]

Frank Raef publishes a card in the Mt. Carmel Register that he will not be responsible for any debts that his wife contracts. They were married about a year ago. Feb. 10, 1892

Henry Raef of Boos spent Sunday with his brother, Otto, at Mattoon. [Ste. Marie Tribune - December 19, 1913]

Henry
Raef, agent at Boos, returned home from his trip in Florida, Friday morning. [The Sainte Marie Tribune, Jan. 23, 1914]

Mathias
Raef, our old German friend of Fox Prairie, was in town last Tuesday. Newton Press, July 2, 1874

Mrs. W.J.
Raef is visiting relatives here (Willow Hill). Mr. Raef is at Richland, Kas., where he has a position as agent and operator on the Missouri Pacific railroad. November 23, 1887

Mr. John Rance is building a neat residence in the southwest part of town. [The Newton Press, Feb 27, 1874]

Taylor
Randolph talks of taking a trip to Portland, Oregon, in September. Wednesday, August 3, 1892

Miss Electa Ransom has returned from Danville, Ind., where she attended college. August 10, 1887

Electa Ransom of Newton, and Charles Myers, Oliver Lamb and Andrew L. Chezem, of Gila, are attending the normal term at Austin's college in Effingham. July 15, 1891

Arthur Raper has been appointed administrator, with Will annexed, of the estate of Samuel B. Smith, deceased, in place of W.E. Patterson, who resigned on account of his inability to attend to the business. Mr. Patterson, for several months, has been lying very sick, but is now better, but still unable to leave his home. Nov. 30, 1876

Jack
Ready of Lawrenceville spent several days the first of the week here with a friend. [Ste. Marie Tribune - December 19, 1913]

Hamer Ream is busily engaged every day hauling water from the river to supply the demand at Adam Girhard's steam mill. Oct. 28, 1875

Hamer
Ream went to the reunion at Sailor Springs, Monday. Sep. 2, 1891

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Reece and children of Oakland and Miss Mamie Scheller of Paris were down last week to attend the funeral of Royal Victor Harrison.

Evan and Schuyler
Reed are painting W.H. Kibler's new house. J.F. Wallace did the plastering. They are good workmen. [Slate Point, July 19, 1893]

Rev. John W. Reed, who for so many years lived in Newton and Jasper County, is now located at Covington, Ind. where he is pastor of the Baptist Church. Apr. 22, 1891

The members of Brick Lodge F.M.B.A. have preferred charges against John D. Reeder. He will not come to lodge for trial. Dec. 17, 1890

Mr. and Mrs. Christian
Reisner celebrated their golden wedding, Sunday. 175 persons were present. Mr. and Mrs. Reisner raised a family of 12 children, 4 sons and 8 daughters, all of whom were there. Of their 23 grandchildren, 22 were present. They were married July 12, 1841 and went to housekeeping on the farm where they now reside near St. Peter and have lived there ever since. They are highly respected and their children and grand-children are among the best people of the county. July 15, 1891

Geo. Reisner has returned from an exploring expedition up the Embarrass. We suppose he was in the employ of Captain Waltz.

Wednesday, February 16, 1881. Gilbert
REISNER, the most relentless, perpendicular, convex, concave, licentious, impious, egotistical, inauspicious, sacriligious, indecous, delirious, and immodest pedagogue of whom we have any account in the history of pedagogueism, met with a terrible accident, last Sunday while desecrating the Sabbath day, "Harrahing." He had just got the "Harrah" in good running order when his horses became frightened and ran away. During the catastrophe, several of the teeth of the "Harrah" were bent and broken and the frame totally demolished. Gilbert had his frontal cracked, patella torn loose, sickly mustache eradicated, nasal bones mashed so that his elephantine probiscus resembles a Swede pancake more than anything else, and many other serious injuries. Had he heeded the premonition we gave him several weeks ago, he could have escaped this predicament, and redeemed the amity and esteem of all who know him. But if he is so contumacious as to go ahead in his licentiousness, regardless of the advice given him, it is conspicuously true that he will have to bear the consequences. GROVETTE. Grove Corner, February 8, 1881.

Mrs. Jos. F.
Reitz and daughter, Mrs. Chas. Rudd and son, Master Joseph, came up from ??? Wednesday morning for a week-end visit with Mrs. Reitz's sister, Miss Marie Picquet. [Ste. Marie Tribune - Friday, November 14, 1913]

St. Marie - The farmers in this vicinity are crowding their work. They don't let work crowd them, especially the men in and about Pond Grove. This is
Rice, Houser, Batch, Huff, Huffman and others, who are men that make farming a success.  [The Newton Press, May 28, 1874]

Miss Mag.
Richard came down from Mattoon Wednesday evening fo r a visit with relatives. [Ste. Marie Tribune - Friday, November 28, 1913]

Edward
Richard of Terre Haute writes "we are all well". [Ste. Marie Tribune - Friday, November 21, 1913]

Edward, Leo and Miss Anna
Richard of Terre Haute spent the holiday week here with relatives. [Ste. Marie Tribune - January 9, 1914]

James
Richard, Sr. of Mattoon arrived here Monday evening to visit relatives and friends. [The Sainte Marie Tribune, Friday, Jan. 16, 1914]

Miss Maggie
Richard of Mattoon is visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Bolander. [The Sainte Marie Tribune, Friday, Jan. 16, 1914]

Mike
Richard of Terre Haute was here this week visiting old time friends and relatives. This was Mike's first visit since moving from here. [The Sainte Marie Tribune, Friday, Jan. 16, 1914]

Mr. and Mrs. Frank D.
Richardson were called to Chattanooga, Tenn., Saturday by the death of John Weer, who is a brother of Mrs. R. Aug. 19, 1891

"Nute"
Richardson, our efficient Assessor, is busily engaged at present assessing property. June 11, 1874

Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Richardson drove to Mount Vernon this week, taking their daughter-in-law, Mrs. H.R. Richardson and son to their home in the Jefferson county metropolis, following a visit at Newton. August 20, 1926

Uncle John Rickman, a half blood Cherokee Indian who lived for years near Falmouth but left in 1883, returned last week. He has spent the last five years in Kansas, Colorado, ___ and the Indian territory, much of the time with his relatives among the Cherokees. October 24, 1888

Charley Rider is in town. March 30, 1876

Gus
Rider will have a public sale on Feb 22 at his residence in St. Marie. He expects to move to Mattoon in a few weeks. Gus is a good fellow and an all round Democrat and we hate to see him leave Jasper county. Feb. 17, 1892

Ste. Marie: Col. J.J.
Rider is in Chicago taking in the World's Fair and visiting his son Charles. [The Newton Press, July 26, 1893]

Mrs. Veronica
Rider went to Mattoon Tuesday morning where she will spend the winter with her son, John. [Ste. Marie Tribune - Friday, November 14, 1913]

S.R. Rigg, who recently moved to a farm near Watson, had a tussle with a granger over a calf, first before a J.P. and last week inthe circuit court of Effingham county. Sam got the calf and the other fellow pays the cost - about $200. Dr. A.A. Franke, Harry Harris, Cass Prather, Rolla Hinman and Thomas Biggs were witnesses for Rigg at Effingham. Oct. 26, 1887

There is strong talk of lynching Luther Riley if he don't stay at thome and leave the Gila girls alone. Gila, Nov. 30, 1892

Owen
Riley has begun work on his corner lot, in the erection of a business house. [Wheeler - July 12, 1893]

John T. Ritman is spending a few days at home. September 17, 1887

A letter from John
Ritman informs us that his family are now snugly located at Springfield. He has a job at the state house, but likes Jasper and Newton the best. 1893

Mr. L.W. Robards, of South Muddy claims to have the best corn in Jasper county. July 6, 1892

Elisha Roberts is back home from Kentucky. July 24, 1889

Theodore Roberts is working for George Cooper. Mr. Cooper's health has been very poor for a number of years. [Hunt City, The Newton Press, April 20, 1887]

Miss Anna
Robertson is visiting her brothers in Christian County. July 16, 1884 [contrib. by Source #28]

J.W.
Robertson, formerly of this city, was recently married at Eskridge, Kas. to Miss Alice Riynard - Oct. 22, 1890

Delbert Roderick is visiting his parents in this vicinity. Dell is braking on the St. Louis & San. Francisco R.R. down in Arkansas. [contrib. by Source #28]

Perry
Roderick has gone to Denver, Col. where he plans to make his future home...1893 [contrib. by Source #28]

Ben
Rogers, Phil Powell and John McCullough, who went north to work in broom corn, have returned. September 17, 1887

Henry
Rohr of Mattoon is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. I. Rohr at Boos. [The Sainte Marie Tribune, Jan. 23, 1914]

James
Rohr spent Sunday with friends at Robinson Sunday. [The Sainte Marie Tribune, Jan. 23, 1914]

John Roider, (Reider, Rolder?), of St.Marie township, was in town Friday. May 13 he received a severe kick on the left side of his face, breaking the jawbone, and has been unable to do much since then. The fracture is knitting together slowly. July 6, 1892

Rolla Romack is teaching a spring term at Plainfield. April 10, 1917

George Rosden, deaf and dumb, has a boot blacking outfit. Aug. 3, 1892

Sheriff H.F. Ross and Deputy J.M. Hicks escorted the three prisoners to the Chester penitentiary, Monday, vis: Wm. Campbell, for assault with intent to commit a rape, 2 years, and Frank B. Seely and Eugene Burnett, for forgery, 1 year each. June 5, 1889

Mrs. Harry E. Ross and daughters Bessie, Zella and Eileen Genelle motored to Lawrenceville, Wednesday, to visit the former's son and the latters' brother, Murl Ross, and family. August 20, 1926

Township Candidates....Oscar A
Ross is elsewhere announced for Town Clerk of Wade township, an office that he has filled with satisfaction to every citizen and taxpayer for the past two years. The Newton Press, January 25, 1924 [contrib. by Source #33]

Miss Lena Rubsam, who has been in Terre Haute for several months, is at home visiting her parents June 24, 1904

Mr. and Mrs. A.B.
Rudolphi and daughter Leona of Wendelin were in Newton, Monday, shopping, anad calling on Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Kleug. Mr. Rudolphi and Mrs. Kleug are brother and sister.

Mrs. Casper Rush, son Harry and daughters Nettie, Ida and Lora, moved to Evansville, Friday. Sep. 10, 1890

James K. Russell, of Smallwood township, informs us that his peach trees are fuller of buds than for several years. He things that unless the weather interferes there will be the largest crop of peaches raised in a number of years. [The Newton Press, April 11, 1888]

Prof. John
Russell, phrenologist and fortune-teller, has hung out his shingle at Rose Hill. Nov. 30, 1877

Mrs. Martha Russell and daughter Mollie will make their future home with Rev. C.M. Chamblin. Mrs. R. is a sister of Rev. Chamblin. August 10, 1892

James Ryan, a Lawrence county sawmill man, was crushed to death by a log rolling over him. October 5, 1887

M.T. Sampson will move his buildings this week, to the land he purchased off W.H. Kibler. Slate Point, October 5, 1887

Miss Lizzie Sanderson, of Marshall, is visiting her friend, Miss Mamie Scovell. August 24, 1887

Miss Marie
Schifferstein of Olney was here Friday in the interest of her real estate. [The Sainte Marie Tribune, Friday, Jan. 16, 1914]

Miss Neena Schifferstein visiter her brothers at Effingham last week. Feb. 11, 1891

Rene Schifferstein talks of going into the music business in Effingham. Oct. 19, 1887

Stringtown - - Jacob
Scholmer and family have moved to Vincennes. Ste Marie Tribune, November 21, 1913

Miss Tessie
Schuch returned to her home in St. Peters Monday after a few days visit here with her sisters, Mrs. Geo. Hoffman and Mrs. Ted Huff. [Ste. Marie Tribune - Friday, November 21, 1913]

John
Schmitt of Omaha, Nebr., attended the funeral of his granddaughter, Miss Caroline Radke, here Tuesday. Mr. Schmitt with Mr. Radke accompanied the remains here from Omaha. [Ste. Marie Tribune - Friday, November 21, 1913]

C.S. Scott received a telegram Monday from Seattle, WA that his sister had died. Sep. 24, 1890

Misses Mamie and Minnie Scovell of Newton, are visiting Miss Lizzie Sanderson. Miss Minnie will teach in Clark county this year - Original source Marshall Herald - quoted by the Newton Press on September 17, 1887

Frank Scovell, who has been at Lexington, Ky., for several years, is visiting his parents and other relatives here.July 6, 1892

Prof. N. S.
Scovell left, yesterday, for Lexington, Kentucky where he will visit his sons Melvin and Frank, thence to the interior of New York, where he was born and raised and were Mrs. Scovell is at present visiting. He has not been in New York for nearly twenty years. Before returning to Newton he expects to go to Toronto, Canada. He will be absent three months. July 1, 1891

Missess Lizzie Sanderson and Mamie Scovell have formed a partnership for the purpose of portrait painting. They are both first class artists and have about all the work they can do, and their work always gives good satisfaction. Original source "Marshall Messenger" quoted by the Newton Press on Oct. 26, 1887

John H. and Miss Katherine Schackmann of Cincinnati, Ohio were in Newton, this week, attending the funeral of their brother, the late G. H. Schackmann. October 21, 1927

Chas.
Schmidt who has been viewing land in Missouri, near Saxton, returned home Sunday morning. [The Sainte Marie Tribune, Jan. 23, 1914]

Miss Bessie Schoenlaub, of Evansville, is the guest of her sister, Mrs. Daniel O'Donnell. Nov. 25, 1891

Prof. N.S. Scovell left yesterday, for Lexington, KY, where he will visit his sons Melvin and Frank, thence to the interior of New York, where he was born and raised and where Mrs. Scovell is at present visiting. He has not been in New York for nearly 20 years. Before returning to Newton he expects to go to Toronto, Canada. He will be absent 3 months.July 1, 1891

Louis Seighler, wife and children of St. Peters spent Sunday here with relatives. Louie came back Tuesday morning to work on the new hospital as a painter. [Ste. Marie Tribune - December 19, 1913]

Frank
Seelye of Falmouth, served his time at the Chester penitentiary where he was sent May last for forging a check on J.E. Vest, and is at home in this county again.... May 7, 1890

That prince of good fellows, John W. Selby, of Willow Hill township, has our thanks for a list of new subscribers for the Press. [The Newton Press, Feb 13, 1874]
G.W.

Selby
was here (Crooked Creek) Monday and Marvin Hicks and Ocie Smith Tuesday returning to their homes in Grove township from husking corn up north. Nov. 14, 1919

The county jail has three occupants - Geo. Selby, John Adams, and Sam McQuillin. Mar. 15, 1877

Miss Clara Selby, who has been at the infrimary in Chicago for treatment of her eyes has returned home. Feb. 11, 1891

The house of Wm.
Selby, two miles northwest of New Liberty, caught fire on Saturday night, April 29th, and burned to the ground. The entire contents of the house also burned. [The Newton Weekly Press, May 5, 1871]

Frank
Schackel, Henry Metz and _ew Jarred, some of the whole-soul boys of Willow Hill, were in town the other day. Apr. 15, 1875

Little John Scott is now daddy of a bouncing big boy, but he refuses the honor. March 30, 1876

We learn that Frank
Shambeck contemplates removing to Newton. Frank probably drank out of the "Ambraw" prior to his leaving a few years ago. If he did, that accounts for it. Newton Weekly Press, Oct. 22, 1874

The estates of
Shambeck, Weimer, Brotherton and R.F. Lee were adjusted in the probate court his week. Jan. 18, 1877

Elmer Shamhart, who is a mail clerk on the Illinois Central, has been with his family this week. They may move to Carbondale soon. December 11, 1903

I.D.
Shamhart, who has been out in the central went to Oregon, and not liking it there returned to Brewster, Neb., where he has a good law practice. July 9, 1890

I.D. Shamhart, of Brewster, Neb., was a caller one day last week. He was back on a visit to his father, Dr. George Shamhart, of North Muddy township. Ivan, we are pleased to know, has a good law practice and is doing well. Oct. 28, 1891

Judge I.D. Shamhart, county judge of Jasper county, came down last Monday and transacted business in our county court.  Judge Shamhart is a prominent Democratic politician and favorably mentioned for congressional honors.2nd week of January 1900

Dr. Geo. Shamhart was in the city Monday and informed us that his son Ivan, now located at Ladora, Blaine County, Nebraska, was doing splendid in the practice of law and working real estate. .... He was last spring elected assessor of North Muddy township, where he resided, leaving there in July. November 9, 1887

Ed. J. Sheddlebar and wife - nee Mamie Barker, of New Boston, Texas, are the guests of friends and relatives. April 2, 1890

James
Shelly of Renesselaer, Ind., came here Monday evening to visit relatives and friends several days. He informs us that his step-father, John Garland, is doing well at that place. [The Sainte Marie Tribune, Jan. 30, 1914]

William
Shelly was an Effingham visitor Monday. Mr. Shelly lost the sight of his eye which was injured some time ago. [Ste. Marie Tribune - Friday, November 28, 1913]

Mrs. Wm.
Shelly and daughter, Miss Clara, went to Effingham Tuesday. Mrs. Shelly will visit her daughter, Mrs. Henry Hemrich, while Miss Clara will nurse Mrs. Hemrich's baby. [The Sainte Marie Tribune, Jan. 30, 1914]

Mrs. Wm.
Sheridan visited in Willow Hill Monday. [Ste. Marie Tribune - Friday, November 21, 1913]

I. Shew has been recuperating in the harvest field for several days. Bogota, July 20, 1887

Probate court was in session Monday, Judge H.M. Kasserman, presiding. The inquisition, set for Monday intended to inquire into the necessity of appointing a conservator for J.A.
Shorb, was continued until Wednesday. [Ste. Marie Tribune - January 9, 1914]

Rev. and Mrs. Douglas Shouse, of Danville, spent Xmas with their son-in-law and daughter, Mayor and Mrs. C.D. Fithian. Jan. 3, 1919

Miss Belle Shryock of West Liberty, spent a few days with her cousin, Miss Callie Yelton, last week. She attended the reunion while here. Oct. 19, 1887

Charles Shryock, of West Liberty, spent a few days this week with his cousin, Otis Yelton and ___ Jan. 21, 1891

Mrs. Belle Shup has been appointed postmistress at Lis. She is probably about the only Prohl in the United States who will lick the postage stamps. Dec. 23, 1891

Geo.
Shup and Jim Chapman endeavored Tuesday evening last to punch an air-hole through each other's cranium. $3 and trimmings, respectively. July 6, 1876

Mrs. Geo. H. Shup came home Thursday from a visit to Salem, N.Y., where she went several weeks ago with her brother in law and sister, Calvin Austin and wife. Aug. 7, 1889

Our town is slowly yet gradually improving. Isaac
Shup, Esq., has just completed a very neat little barn on his premises in the south part of town. The Boos Bros. have also recently recovered and otherwise improved their buildings in this place. [The Newton Press, Jan 2, 1874]

Ike Shup, John C. Brooks, Joseph Rich and John Martin attended the Soldier's re-union at Paris last week. They report the affair a success in every particular. Oct. 28, 1875

John H.
Shup returned from Ness City, Kas., last week. He expects to go back in a few days. October 5, 1887

The following persons are attending the St. Louis fair this week: Frank L. Shup and wife, Dr. S.C. Andres and wife, Misses Jessie Richardson, Millie Jackson, Emma Shup, Lola Brown and Messrs. J.C. McCullough, Joseph Litzelmann, Geo. Robuck, Jack Woods, Felix Garnierand George Franke. October 5, 1887

Roy and Dwight
Shup are in Ward, Idaho. June 24, 1904

Francis SHUPPERT contemplates emigrating to Texas, this summer. March 26, 1879

Sadie
Simon, a young girl of the Alton orphanage, is now making her home with Miss Marie Picquet. [The Sainte Marie Tribune, Friday, Jan. 16, 1914]

Mrs. Floyd
Simpson and daughters of Osage, Iowa, arrived here last week to spend the holidays with relatives. [Ste. Marie Tribune - December 19, 1913]

Mrs. F. Sires and two children of Clay City spent the fore part of the week with her husband's parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Sires. August 20, 1926

Robert
Slayton ?, a former Newtonite, is back on a visit during the holidays. He is now conductor on a freight on the A.T. & S.F. railroad in Western Kansas. Dec 30, 1885 [contrib. by Source #28]

TURKEYS BRING MONEY...... Mrs. Henry
Slichenmyer brought to market recently 33 turkeys, for which she received $65. Mrs. Slichenmyer is in the poultry business and sells good stock all the time, but thinks this about the record----Olney Times. That was well for Richland County, but of course for Jasper county it doesn't near come up to the limit, for Mrs. Slichenmyer's birds averaged but $1.97 each. Mrs. Mark Norton sold 23 turkeys in Newton for $52.36, or $2.27 each; and Mrs. Ed Spelbring 62 for $128.36, or $2.07 each. One turkey brought $2.75. She has four unsold, and Mrs. Norton has 32 yet to market. This is a poultry country. Dec. 22, 1903 [contrib. by Source #28]

CITY TAILOR - Has come to stay. Bring your repairing and cleaning; all work entrusted to him will be promptly attended to at the lowest prices. Call and see me. Frank
Slidinger, South Side Newton, ILL. 1904 (Contrib. by Source #28)

Caution: All persons are hereby cautioned not to trust my wife, Lydia A.
Small, she having left my bed and board without just cause or provocation, and I am therefore determined to pay no debts of her contracting. Dated 3rd. day of August 1866. Henry Small. (Contrib. by Source #28)

Alex Smith went to St.Louis today to attend the Fat Stock Show. He will also visit his daughter, Mrs. Ira Clark, in East St. Louis. 1901 [contrib. by Source #28]

Chas. H.
Smith had a new coat stolen at the Mineral Springs, Sunday. August 24, 1887

Uncle Bob Smith, who lives west of town, informs us that the report that his son Bill and Mat Connelly were to be hanged, or that they are in the penitentiary is false. They are at or near Springfield, MO. Connelly it will be remembered run away with a young woman whom he is living with, while his wife (now dead) was at the asylum. Smith departed between two days for various reasons. Both are bad enough and have caused their relatives a great deal of trouble, but they have not committed murder .... July 3, 1889

John T.
Smith, who had three or four of his ribs fractured by a barrel of coal oil rolling on him, has so far recovered as to do draying again. [The Newton Press, July 19, 1893]

Dr. L.W. Smith has recovered. Aug. 27, 1890

Lew Smith has moved to town. March 30, 1876

Orpheus
Smith, of Wheeler, paid our little village a visit over Sunday. He was the guest of his sister, Mr. J.R. Harding. Hidalgo, July 20, 1887

Peter Smith and family, of Coles county, were down last week attending the burial of Mrs. Reed, she being a sister of Mr. Smith. October 12, 1887

From Dogwood, Aug 13, 1874: There is a steam saw mill across the river, belonging to the
Smith brothers. It has been doing a good business, having sawed about seven thousand feet in one day. Wm. H. Thomas had the contract of hauling 139 logs to the above mill, and having Amos and Parkman Beals hired to help, they hauled 29 logs from 7/8 to 1/4 of a mile in one day with two teams.

Jos.
Smithenry and sister, Miss Lola, spent Sunday in Newton. [Ste. Marie Tribune - January 9, 1914]

Oran Smithenry, wife and family returned to their home in Brocton Monday morning after spending a few days here the guest of Conrad Smithenry and family. Miss Lola Smithenry accompanied for a short visit.[The Sainte Marie Tribune, Jan. 23, 1914]

Wonder why Telia Snearley is so lonesome? Is it because Joe is gone? Sept. 10, 1890

Mrs. Sneitham and family departed Wednesday morning for De Soto, and the citizens of Bugtown feel relieved. Nov. 30, 1876

Mr. F.P.
Snider, of Grandville township, called at our office last Monday and paid two dollars and fifty cents on subscription for the Press. Mr. S. is a go-ahead, enterprising farmer, and we are glad to have his name on our subscription books. July 2, 1874

David
Snyder, living about two and a half miles north of Newton, desires to know the whereabouts of his son, Frank Snyder, a boy about 13 years old, who left his father's residence on last Sunday, the 24th inst. Any information of his whereabouts will be thankfully received by his father. Oct. 28, 1875

Mrs. Dan
Snyder, of West Liberty, was in the city Monday. - 1904 (Contrib. by Source #28)

Perry M.
Songer, who has been in jail for a long time, was tried and aquitted of receiving stolen property. 1885 (Contrib. by Source #28)

Sarah C.
Songer was found guilty of petti larceny---stealling $5.25 from James Huddleston of Crooked Creek township--and sentenced to one day in jail and pay fine with costs. She had already been in jail for several weeks. 1885 (Contrib. by Source #28)

Mr. and Mrs. Harrison
Sowers and daughter Flossie, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. B.E. Frazier and granddaughter Bernice, all of Gila, drove to Springfield last week and attended the state fair. Later they visited with J.C. Frazier and family of Oakford.

Israel Sowers and family started for Edgar county last Wednesday, where they will make their future home. We stand ready to welcome them back one year hence. October 12, 1887

Joseph Sowers has returned from Indiana. Gila, May 18, 1892

T.W. Sowers has moved to his new residence on north street. Gila, May 18, 1892

W.D. Sowers and D.L. Butt have returned from the north. Gila, Sept. 10, 1890

W.V. Sowers and wife visited their son Thomas and his family in Coles county. Sept. 5, 1888

John Spelbring and family, and sister Miss Cora, of near Newton, visited here Saturday and Sunday. Gila, May 15, 1889

Albert
Spitzer of Mattoon spent Sunday here with his wife and family. [Ste. Marie Tribune - Friday, November 14, 1913]

Albert
Spitzer and Joseph Rider of Mattoon spent several days the first of the week here with relatives. Mr. Spitzer's little daughter, Genevieve, was taken home with them. [Ste. Marie Tribune - December 19, 1913]

Chas.
Spitzer spent Tuesday night at Olney the guest of M.P. Spitzer and wife. [The Sainte Marie Tribune, Friday, Jan. 16, 1914]

Leo
Spitzer of Terre Haute is here on a few days visit with home folks. [Ste. Marie Tribune - December 19, 1913]
David
Spitzer left yesterday morning for Mattoon to spend several days there with relatives. [Ste. Marie Tribune - Friday, November 28, 1913]

Miss Marie Spitzer visited relatives at Newton Tuesday. [The Sainte Marie Tribune, Friday, Jan. 16, 1914]

Mrs. M.P. Spitzer of Olney visited here Wednesday. [Ste. Marie Tribune - January 9, 1914]

Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Spitzer of Terre Haute spent several days the first of the week here with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Philip
Spitzer and other relatives. Bob is making good as a fireman on the Vandalia railroad, having a run from Terre Haute to Indianapolis and return. [Ste. Marie Tribune - Friday, November 21, 1913]

Mr. Iredell Spoon, our efficient Postmaster, will start west in a few days in search of the balm of good health. July 6, 1876

Iredell
Spoon writes from south Pueblo that his health is improving. Glad to hear it. Aug. 3, 1876

Iredell Spoon departed Monday morning for the far west, accompanied by his respected mother -- Mrs. Faris. March 22, 1877

Mrs. Lib Spoon has gone back to Chicago to live. January 14, 1891

Miss Myrtie Spoon is visiting in Olney; also Miss Cal. Eidson[The Newton Press, April 24, 1878]

Charles
Spurgeon has traded for the restaurant on the east side kept by John Clark. Mr. Clark contemplates going to San Antonio, Texas, on account of the delicate health of his wife. Nov. 23, 1892

George Stanley makes a boss clerk - when you can catch him in the store. Bogota, July 20, 1887

Jesse P. STANLEY and Edgar F. JOHNSON, who recently engaged in merchandising etc. at Boos Station, has dissolved partnership. Mr. STANLEY will continue the business. Mr. JOHNSON has moved back to Newton where he will re-enter the Chicago Store as a saleman. Wednesday, May 19, 1897

Jesse STANLEY informs us that he still owns a half-interest in the Boos Store, Charles STROLE the other half, with Geo. W. STANLEY as one of the managers. Wednesday, April 13, 1898

John C. STANLEY traded the opera house for a large body of Tennessee land, about 2,500 acres. He flung in for good measure a farm or two. Mr. STANLEY went to Tennessee to look at his new acquirements. Wednesday, June 30, 1886

John C. STANLEY found his Tennessee land O.K. as described in the deeds, but he discovered better owners than the one who wanted to trade it to him. Wednesday, July 7, 1886

S. F. STANLEY has opened out a blacksmith and repair shop near his home. If the foregoing item was to be telegraphed to any of the city dailies it would appear in the news of the day somewhat after this fashion. S. F. STANLEY'S Bolt and Nail Works in Newton, Ill. have resumed business with 50 men on full time, since the election. Wednesday, November 25, 1896.

Roy Stanley, wife and little son Roy Jr. are visiting her mother, Mrs. Gerrin, and other relatives at and near Terre Haute and will be absent until after Christmas. Dec. 23, 1919

Will Stanley has moved into the property recently occupied by the late Charles Hollinger. Mrs. Hollinger has gone to her son Will at Effingham. Feb. 10, 1892

Mrs. Alice Stark, who with her husband and his father, moved from this county to Texas last fall, has returned home again. Her husband and the balance of the family will return some time this fall. Sept 13, 1877

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
Stark and children of Olney, spent Wednesday here with Mrs. Stark's father, Theodore Hahan. [Ste. Marie Tribune - Friday, November 21, 1913]

Mrs. Fred Steury and child of Olney visited F. Geltz and family Wednesday. [Ste. Marie Tribune - January 9, 1914]

Mrs. Anna
Stevens and brother Edward Wallace, arrived in Newton, Friday evening last, from Wheatland, Ind. to pay a brief visit to their sister Mrs. Jno. H.Larrabee. Mrs. Stevens departed on the 11 o'clock train the next morning, however, for her home in Independence, Mo. Sep. 28, 1892

Frank Stevens of Robinson, was in town last Sunday. It was surmised that he came over for the purpose of seeing his "gal." Newton Press, July 2, 1874

Frank
Stevens was over again last week. He rode a gray horse and on Monday morning, mournfully turned his face upon the rising sun and "lit" out for Oblong City. The supposition is, however, that he will be over during the holidays. - Dec. 17, 1874

Frank
Stevens, of Oblong, came over to Newton last Saturday to "see his mother," and returned Monday morning. Aug. 24, 1876

James
Stevens, of Homer, Ill., is here visiting his "big" brother Gilbert. May 4, 1876

John and Will
Stevens and Will Abraham returned to Yale from their western trip Tuesday. Stevens was in the city this week and spoke in glowing terms of the trip. The boys went as far as Seattle, Wash., and on their return spent a week at the World's Fair. Greenup Press. [July 12, 1893]

Miss America Stewart, of Greene county, Ind., is visiting her sisters Ida and Daisy. Willow Hill, May 15, 1899

Rev. Hattie Stewart is in Blackfoot, Idaho, teaching in an Indian school She is well pleased with her positin. Nov. 30, 1892

James Stewart of Hunt City is in Springfield charged with illegally selling liquor. Oct. 1, 1890

C.D.
Stiff, who has a position with the International Harvester Company has recently been promoted. While we congratulate him upon his well merited recognition at the hands of the company we are sorry to learn that it will take him and his estimable family from our midst. We learn they will locate either in Paris or Charleston. Newton Mentor. [Ste. Marie Tribune - Friday, November 28, 1913]

Messrs. C.B. Stites, L.H. Keach and HarryGosnell were business callers at Olney Friday. April 10, 1917

C.B. Sties and Harry Gosnell are erecting new barns. April 10, 1917

Constable
Chrissman sold a horse at public sale, in this place, on Saturday last, under an execution against the estate of Benoni Stonebarger, deceased, and in favor of Thos. Ratcliff, for 79 dollars and 25 cents. June 11, 1874

John
Stout and family, Barna McCann and Newt Maxwell left the "dear old spot of Jasper," last Friday for the wilds of Minnesota. Sep 17, 1874

Mrs. Frank Strack and child, of Mt. Vernon, Ind., are the guests of W.C. Maxwell and wife, parents of the former. June 12, 1889

Selected to serve as grand jurors at the next May term of the Jasper county circuit court:  A.H. Strole of Grove. Reported March 17, 1880

Charles
Strole and family, who went to California a year ago, locating at Pasadena, are now residing in Los Angeles. 1902

Charles Strole is working down on the farm where he is going to move. April 10, 1917

Charles M. Strole of Jewett was in Newton Monday. Tuesday, September 21, 1926

Reuben Strole and children of North Dakota arrived Tuesday for a visit with his father in law, Philip Swick, and left Wednesday for a visit with other relatives, the Stroles of Grove and northwest Wade. Nov. 7, 1919

A.A. Strutner was a St. Louis business visitor Monday. [Ste. Marie Tribune - December 19, 1913]

Monday's Lincoln Journal contains the valedictory of Chas. H.
Stuart. What he will do or where he will go we have not learned, but we wish him success in whatever place he may conclude to drop anchor. Oct. 19, 1887

Charles Stuart, of Newton, Kan., is in the city visiting his sister, Mrs. Geo. A. Shup. Oct. 19, 1887 original source cited: Ness City (Kas., Sentinel)

James Stuteville, of Peoria, is the guest of his brother John. Jim is a brick mason. Dec. 28, 1892

Miss Lucille Stuteville, a student nurse at a St. Louis hospital, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Stuteville. August 20, 1926

Miss Pauline Sutton, who has been attending college at Boulder, Colorado, has returned to Newton, suffering from nervousness. October 21, 1927

Wymon Sutton, who killed Peter Harvel in Virginia last May, was arrested in Clark county. October 5, 1887

Tony Swager, our old reliable carpenter, wagon maker, etc., bid adieu to the village recently for a new field of labor at Indianapolis, Ind. May he prosper. Wednesday, March 11, 1891

Aaron
Swick is down from Charleston gathering corn (date unknown., contrib. by Source #28]

Mr. Aaron
Swick of Charleston is visiting his son-in-law John Powell. 1883 [contrib. by Source #28]

Aaron
Swick, of Humbolt township, may be numbered with the successful brush growers of the county. From forty acres he got a yield of eighteen tons and three pounds and sold the whole crop at $100-----Charleston Courier. Nov. 19, 1901 [contrib. by Source #28]

Advice to Hidalgo; We understand Charley
Swick was seriously hurt at the fight at Hidalgo. Is it possible our fair and quiet village is so inhuman as to put 5 or 6 on one to mutilate a man, as they did Swick? Probably Swick's actions were not very decorous; but do our laws justify men in mutilating and disfiguring for life a human being? Now Hidalgo has always been considered a christian town, with two large churches and church going people; but it seems at this time the rule of brotherly love and affection was laid aside, and deadly weapons used instead of kind words. No doubt the officers have been attending Sunday school and have been reading some of the following: Mat. 8-9; Luke 7-8; Pa. 18-58-42.
Things are not this way at Rose Hill. Everything always passes off quietly, all over a good samaritan goes and in kind words shows to the beligerents their evil ways, life, and how, unless they change their ways, the results will be against them. If young men misbehaves at church or Christmas tree
(sic), go to them and tell them to do so no more, and if they do they will reap the reward that lays at the end of wrong doing. Christ said: "Suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not." We are all His children, are we not? Hidalgo stands in need of a Y.M.C.A. Rose Hill don't need it or we would have one on each corner. 1885 [contrib. by Source #28]

Charles
Swick, the wearer of the star and having the authority of village marshall, keeps the peace. Nov. 16, 1906 [contrib. by Source #28]

PUT UNDER PEACE BOND.......Charles
Swick, village marshal of Rose Hill, was held by Esquire Brown, Wednesday, in a $500 bond to keep the peace. Swick is charged with shooting, swearing, threatening and otherwise deporting himself in a manner calculated to not only provoke a breach of the peace, but to make it unsafe to walk about and pursue the ordinary business of the community when the defendant was inclined to imbide the essence of trouble, which he is said to have an unsatisfied appetite for, and a violent disposition to secure. One particular complaint was that he hurled a brick, weight or some other missile through Marion Haynes' restaurant window. Charlie promised to be good, and was therefore able to furnish the security rather than go to jail. Dec. 10, 1906 [contrib. by Source #28]

D.D.
Swick, the gentlemanly sucessor to J.C. Brooks in the grocery business, has moved into the Shup brick on the west side, under the Press office. [unknown date, contrib. by Source #28]

John
Swick has disposed of his interest in the Newton Motor Car Co., to Connor & Son. [The Sainte Marie Tribune, Jan. 23, 1914]

TEAM KILLED - Lew
Swick, of Rose Hill, who was helping P.M. Songer, of Crooked Creek, move, lost two good horses last Friday, which, according to the Greenup Press, was largely caused by hoodlumism or undue excitement at the Van depot in the latter village.
The parties were unloading goods near the Vandalia railroad, when a train came in, and several persons began to halloo, scaring the team, which started to run, getting onto the track, and thence into a high trestle. One horse broke a leg, necessitating its being shot, and the other fell to the ground striking a telegraph pole and braining itself, dying in a few moments. Loss, about $250. 1902 [contrib. by Source #28]

Mrs. Lizzie
Swick, formerly of Jasper county, where she was quite well known, was recently married at Charleston to Mr. S.E. Ray, a wealthy citizen and one of the alderman there. Jan. 14, 1891

W. J. Swope of Willow Hill, S. A. McCoy of Crooked Creek, and S. C. Whitehurst of North Muddy, were callers yesterday. November 23, 1887

Willow Hill: W.J. Swope has returned from Arcola where he has been attending the trial of Wm. Barrett, for embezzlement. It will be remembered that Will bought grain at this place about two years ago, and his many friends will be glad to learn of his acquittal. [The Newton Press, April 20, 1887]

Elder George W.
Tate has been engaged to preach at the Parkerburg Christian church for the present year. 2nd week of January 1900

Elder Geo. W. Tate writes us from West Salem that he is well pleased with his new charge. January 9, 1889

Hutson Tate writes us from Mountain Grove, Mo., as follows: "We have had a cold March, but the weather has moderated and it is raining. This is a wild county, but there is some good land, and it is a very healthy climate. There is some government land, but the best is taken. I am 13 miles from Mountain Grove, yet I get my mail there easier than from any other office. I expect to do coopering as there are lots of barrels used. Wheat does not winter-kill and oats yield well." Apr. 1, 1891

Misses May Taylor, Mamie Dickerson, Emma Gard, Orlando Gard and two or three others from southern Jasper and northern Richland will go to Fairfield the last of next week to attend college. August 24, 1887

Mrs. Thos. N. Taylor left for her old home in Indiana, Monday, in answer to a dispatch stating that her mother was not expected to live. November 9, 1887

The following persons drove to Willow Hill Monday, and spent the day with P.A.Terhune and family:  Miss Lyde Borden, Mrs. Lulu Warful and son Vernie, Miss Hester Deames and E. M. Hyatt. August 19, 1896

Our sanctum was honored with the presence of Mr. Flavius Tessey, deputy circuit clerk of Cumberland county, on Monday last. He was formerly a typo in the Press office. June 18, 1874

Henry
Thomas is now a subscriber to the PRESS. Now if Henry would only hunt himself up a new wife, he would certainly be happy. Feb. 17, 1876

Edward
Thompson acted as intermediate teacher during the illness last week of Miss Shirley Money. April 10, 1917

Chicken Thief Fires Home.
Newton, Illinois An unidentified person, probably a chicken thief who became the target for revolver shots one night last week, entered Lee
Thompson's residence and saturated the place with oil and fired it. [The Montgomery tribune.(Montgomery City, Mo.), April 08, 1910]

Rev. Wm.
Tilroe ? will preach the funeral of the late Nathaniel Richardson at the Vanderhoof schoolhouse Sunday, Nov. 18. [1883] [contrib. by Source #28]

Henry W. Tippitt, county clerk of Cumberland county, was last week married to Miss Mary Wohlers. Not liking the delicate duty of issuing a license to himself he went to Olney and secured the necessary papers which enabled the two become as one. October 5, 1887

We understand that the store of Mr.
Todd, of New Liberty, Jasper Co., was entered last night by incendiaries and burglars, who after robbing the store, set fire to the same and decamped unmolested. Oct. 19, 1866 (contrib. by Source #28)

Ed. F. Todd, of Willow Hill, has been appinted to a position as railway mail agent. We are confident that Ed. will be an efficient postal clerk. Dec. 14, 1887

Willow Hill: Ed. F. Todd is putting out an apple orchard of three hundred trees. A step in the right direction. [The Newton Press, April 20, 1887]

Mrs. E.O.
Todd of Mattoon returned to her home, Wednesday, following a visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.D.Benefiel of Newton. August 20, 1926

Mrs. Lizzie Todd, of Kansas City, Mo., has been back on a visit to her parents, Capt. and Mrs. Geo. W. Johnson, of Willow Hill, and other relatives in the county. She returned home this week. Rose Hill, April 25, 1888

Mrs. Lizzie Todd writes us from Guthrie, Oklahoma, that she expects to be in this county on a visit to her friends the last of this week. August 17, 1892

Mrs. Lizzie
Todd, of Guthrie, Ok., who has been on a visit to her parents, Capt. and Mrs. GW. Johnson, of Willow Hill, will spend the remaining months of the summer at Sigourney, Iowa. [July 12, 1893]

Mrs. Otto Toland left last week for Keota, Iowa called there by the serious illness of her aunt, Mrs. Elizabeth Anderson. Mrs. Anderson, nee Sherrick, a sister of Mrs. Mary Thomas and daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Christian Sherrick, formerly resided in Newton. August 3, 1926

Mrs. Wm. Trainor, daughter Emma and son Willie, are in Lawrence county where they were called by the severe illness of a niece of the former. July 1, 1891

David TREXLER negotiated the sale of one half an interest in the Newton Woolen Mills, last week, Stephen F. STANLEY being the purchaser. The consideration was $4,700 and 320 acres of land in Kentucky was taken as a part of the purchase money. The new firm will be H. A. FALLER and S. F. STANLEY. Mr. STANLEY is an energetic man and well respected in the neighborhood in which he resides-- Smallwood township. We predict that the Newton Woolen Mills will do an unusually good business this year. Wednesday, June 1, 1887

David Trexler was down from Chicago last week, on business. March 2, 1892

F.C.
Tulier, (Tuller?) who has been in business at Terre Haute the past two years, has made an assignment, the reason for which is said to be due to the demands of his creditors. He owned a large dry goods store known as the "Leader". The Terre Haute Star states that his assets consists of 443 acres of ground in Vigo county, valued at $50 an acre; $10,000 store stock, $1,000 line stock; the total being $33,150. The liabilities amount to $12, 750. Mr. Tulier's Jasper county friends will regret to learn of his business failure. Frank was formerly in business in this city, having an up-to-date-grocery; and he also conducted a store at Boos. 1904 [contrib. by Source #28]

Mrs. F.C.
Tuller and children, of Terre Haute, are visiting her parents, Dr. and Mrs. H.S. Hinman. - 1904 [contrib. by Source #28]

Miss Dessie Turner is in Chicago, where she will spend the winter with friends. Dec. 24, 1890

Henry Turner went down to Mt. Vernon, Ind. last week and brought his little daughter home. Feb. 24, 1892

Willie Turner pulled the tail of his father's dray horse one day last week. The swelling has not entirely disappeared from his head, but he can now eat soup very comfortably. Mar. 15, 1877

Crate Trexler is better; John Trexler also. Latona, Sept. 10, 1890

By the death of J.H. Trowbridge of near Illiopolis, Mrs. Frances Bennett and Mrs. Wm. Grey of Jasper Co. will inherit several thousand dollars worth of property each. They are sisters of the deceased. January 25, 1910

Mrs. J.H. Tyson returned to her home in Minnesota Monday. Oct. 26, 1887

Mrs. Richard Umsted has been granted an original pension and Job Fithian an increase to $18 a month. July 24, 1889

Sam. E. UpDeGraff and wife will go to housekeeping up stairs in one of the Boos flats. August 24, 1887

Sam. E. Updegraff has boxed his jewelry and will move to Columbus, Ind. He has purchased a jewelry store there and will take charge of it.  January 9, 1889

Sam Utley has our thanks for two shiners. Mr. Utley informs us that he is getting "out of the woods" financially and we are sure he deserves to. He is a good citizen, always at work. July 29, 1891

Mrs. B.C. Utterback has returned from Osceola, Neb., where she visited her sons Thomas and Charles.August 24, 1887

Mrs. Thos. H. Utterback and daughter, of Carterville, Mo., are visiting in Newton. Sep. 23, 1891

Jeter Utterback will leave in a few weeks for Oswego, Kas., to work in the office with his brother Albert. July 3, 1889

Jeter Utterback, who has been in Missouri with his brothers Tom, Charley and Al in a printing office for several months, has returned to the home of his parents in Newton. Aug. 19, 1891

Jeter Utterback, who has been over in indiana at work in a printing office, has returned to Newton. Feb. 24, 1892

Jeter
Utterback, foreman of the Salem Republican, was up to see his parents, Sunday. [The Newton Press, July 19, 1893]


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