Pulaski County


Cairo Bulletin, 1881 Feb 06

The Dongala correspondent of the Jonesboro Gazette speaks thus of an expected immigration of Pennsylvanians to this part of the state. "Our friends at Wetaug mean to invite immigration, as will be seen by the following form Capt. Hight. He says, according to the Pulaski Patriot, that the arrangements are all completed for one hundred families of Germans from Pennsylvania to locate at his own town, and that by September of this year they will all be there located. The captain has donated to these emigrants 300 acres of good land, and will sell them about 3,000 acres of equally as good land at a very low price. These thrifty Pennsylvanians will bring $250,000 into Pulaski county, and will make the Wetaug precinct blossom like the rose. Too much credit cannot be given Captain Hight for his efforts in this behalf. He has spent much time for the past two yours in securing this accession to our county, and we hope he may be abundantly rewarded for his enterprise and public spirit. We are pleased to hear this. The Pennsylvania Dutch are good farmers. Mr. P. Daggy, the obliging agent of the Illinois Central railroad land department, has assisted the captain in this enterprise. Cairo is going to be a great city, and all that is needed in Pulaski and Union counties is more good, honest tillers of the soil, to make this the garden of the Mississippi valley.

Cairo Bulletin, 1881 Sep 13

A Fine Farm
To Lease for a term of years.
I will lease my farm at Pulaski 16 miles from Cairo, to a good tenant for a term of years. The farm is rich bottom and timber upland, good for fruit and early gardening; two living springs of water that have shown no signs of falling this present dry season; new two-story dwelling of 7 rooms within five minutes walk of railroad depot, postoffice and telegraph office; mineral water as good as the best can be obtained by driving. At a little expense a fish pond fed by living water can be made and stocked with native fish. The wheat crop this season yileded 15 bushels to the acre and corn will yield 30 bushels to the acre. As a dairy farm, the place is unequaled. New farm implements, cows, horses, etc. will be sold with the lease if desired. Parties are invited to visit the place or address me by letter. E. M. Lowe, Pulaski, Ills. Enquiries may be made at The Bulletin office or of J. H. Metcalf, Cairo, Ills.

Cairo Bulletin, 1882 Feb 16

The Sensations of Hanging.
Yesterday several gentlemen were speaking of capital punishment, when J. L. McNeely, one of the most prosperous farmers in Pulaski county, remarked:
"Gentlemen, so far as the punishment is concerned, hanging does not amount to anything. I was hung once until I was insensible, and the feeling could scarcely be called pain."
"I am in earnest," he continued. "In 1865, just at the close of the war, robbers came to my house in search of money. As a precaution against scuh visitors I had given two watches and $600 in gold to a trusty colored woman to keep for me until times improved. I was lying in bed, crippled. Several men entered the room, and, without saying anything, put a rope around my neck and began to pull. I told them that if they were going to hang me, to wait until I could gt my crutch, so that I could walk to the hanging place. They took me out on the gallery, and, throwing the rope over a cross-beam, asked me for my money. I told them that I had none. They drew me up. For a moment I experienced a slight choking sensation, and then I became insensible. When I became conscious, after being taken down, I was sitting on the steps. The sensations while regaining consciousness were very much like those experienced during a nightmare. – Little Rock Gazette.

The Daily Cairo Bulletin, 1884 Apr 01

Behind the Bars.
James Goodwin, a Mt. Pulaski, Ill., Murderer, Captured at Alton.
Alton, Ill., March 31. – An important arrest was made here to-day by City Marshal Joesling. Jas. Goodwin, who was indicted by the Pulaski County, Ill., Grand Jury about a year ago for murder, and who escaped, was arrested on identification by a citizen of Pulaski County, who was in the city. He was employed here by the Huse-Loomis Ice Company. Goodwin is said to have murdered a man by braining him with a club in Mound City.

Cairo Bulletin, 1901 Mar 21

News from Our Neighbors - Mound City
Mrs. Wm. Montgonery is quite ill this week.
Mr. Geo. Schuler has the contract to paint and paper the interior of Miss Ida Johnson's up-to-date dry goods and millinery and it is making a fine and neat appearance.
Ben Blum was a Cairo business caller Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Wall left Friday for Chicago where the former will transact business.
Mrs. Geo. Blank of Mounds, was shopping here Friday.
Henry Nordman, an engineer on the I. C. railroad was in the city Friday circulating among old acquaintances.
Miss Rachel Hodge was in from Mounds Friday on a shopping tour.
Hon. L. M. Bradley and Attorney Carl Miller are forming a law partnership, the style of which has not yet been determined. They will occupy Mr. Bradley's offices in the Phoenix Block.
Mrs. Joe Roberts of Mounds was in the city Friday.
Mrs. Geo. Betts and Mrs. Frank Handley spent Friday in Cairo shopping.
Mr. Newton Dalton made a business trip to Cairo Friday.
Sidney Johnson was a Cairo business caller Friday.
Mrs. Pink Dunsworth returned home Friday from America. Her sister, Mis Julia Yoakum accompanied her home and will remain here a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. T. G. Blankenship of Wickliffe, who were the guests of their daughter, Mrs. C. J. Brady on Fourth street the past few days returned to their home Friday. Mr. Blankenship is a well known lumber man.
Mrs. W. A. Dougherty was the guest of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Simpkins in Cairo Friday and Saturday.
Mrs. Pleas Hardesty of America was in town Friday shopping.
H. A. Mason and little daughter Hazel, visited Mrs. Mason who is rapidly improving under the splendid treatment at St. Mary's Infirmary in Cairo.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Schuler returned home Friday from a few days' visit with relatives at Levings.
Miss Bertha Heck of Indianapolis arrived Thursday to take the position of trimmer at C. S. Britton's millinery. Miss Heck has spent one season here in this capacity and formed many acquaintances who are glad to welcome her again.
A few members of the A. A. club were pleasantly entertained at the home of Miss Estelle Brown. The charming hostess served refreshment and the evening was spent with music and games. The guests were Misses Freda Miller, Allie Betts, Ella Dolan, Madeline Coulter, Julia Johns and Inez Sullivan.

Cairo Bulletin, 1904 Jan 12

Grand Chain - Harry Steers is down from Metropolis, Illinois.
D. W. Tarr, of Vienna, visited relatives here Sunday.
Mesdames Minnie and Lizzie Merchant went to Cairo Monday.
Miss Annie Youngblood of America is visiting Mrs. Margie McIntire.
Fred Weaver and wife of Olmstead were here Saturday and Sunday.
Miss Ula Poe, of Metropolis, Ill., is staying with her aunt, Mrs. Wm. Stevers.
Mrs. Harry Rees of Oaktown brought her son, Willis, to Dr. Tarr for treatment.
Miss Stella Eaves died Sunday at her sister's Mrs. Magie McIntosh here in town. The funeral was held at the Christian church Monday, by Rev. Jones. The remains were interred in the Masonic cemetery.

Cairo Bulletin, 1904 Apr 24

Mounds - Elmer Aldred, of Cairo, visited his uncle, Henry Aldred and family, Friday.

Cairo Bulletin, 1904 Jun 10

Mound City - Mrs. J. W. Cole is on a visit wit her son, W. J. Biggerstaff, in Villa Ridge.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Burnley have been visiting relatives in Kevil, Ky.
Mrs. Sam Arr and Miss Florence Halliday, of Cairo, have been guests of Mrs. L. D. Stophlet.
Wm. Westerman has been attending the stavemakers' annual convention in St. Louis this week and visiting relatives in Germantown, Ill.
Mrs. Mary Adams, of Memphis, a guest of her mother, Mrs. H. Hallerberg.
Mounds - Mrs. R. A. Cunningham, of Cairo sent a few days with her daughter, Mrs. I. N. Taylor, this week.
Mrs. Sarah Greer, of St. Louis, is visiting her sister, Mrs. Pool.
Mrs. J. W. Rowley, of Pulaski, visiting her sister, Mrs. A. E. Swayne Wednesday.
Mrs. lee Watson, of Willard, was the guest of her sister, Mrs. Edwards, Wednesday.
Grand Chain - Miss Ethel Mackey has returned home to Vienna after a visit here with her brother.
Lee Brontley is the happy father of a bouncing boy, born June 8.
Theo. Ruether is the proud father of another girl, born June 7.

Cairo Bulletin, 1905 Feb 12

Mound City - ... cases disposed of at the recent sitting of the county court: People vs. Al Walker ... John Gardner ... John Read ... Jennie Hunt ... Boston Thomas ... Peter Hasler ... J.F. Adkinson vs. Hugh McCall ... P. H. Stern vs. Sam Badgeley ... W. H. Crippen vs. Ed Keller ... Alexander Taylor vs. Sallie Freeman ... People vs. Fred Davis, wife abandonment; defendant agrees to support wife at $2 per week. ... Mose Mumphis ... Fred Dankoch ...

Cairo Bulletin, 1905 Apr 19

Mound City - Mrs. Chas Case, wife of the new proprietor of the Star bakery, has arrived from Clinton, Ky., and the couple have gone to housekeeping.
Mrs. Emma Oliver of Burlingame, Kas., for years a resident of this city is a guest of her brother, Dave Kittle.

Cairo Bulletin, 1905 Sep 19

Ullin - Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Hunt and little Edna and Elsie Hileman returned Saturday night from a visit to relatives in Crawfordsville, Ind.
James Scott died very suddenly Saturday night. Interment was made Sunday at Anna.
Miss Josephine Atchison of Olive Branch is visiting friends here this week.
Mr. Fred Ullen, an old and highly respected citizen, died Saturday, September 16.
Mrs. Maude Sweet arrived Saturday from Denver to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Kelly.

Cairo Bulletin, 1907 Dec 12

Word was received here Tuesday by H. G. Carter that Miss Margaret Fristow, his eldrest grandchild, was dead, at her home at Mayfield, Ky. Mr. Carter left immediately. It will be remembered by many friends that Mrs. Fristow, formerly Miss Charlotte Carter of this place died about two years ago.
Mrs. Mattie Davis and family have moved back from Bertrand, Mo.
Mr. Ed. Price and family have moved to Wetag. It was too dry down here for Ed's business, that of a saloon keeper.

Cairo Bulletin, 1908 Mar 02

Mound City - Mr. Ed Disbennet is at home from his work at Greer-Wilkinson's mill, as the result of having his arm severerly hurt by being caught in a belt.
Glen the 2 1/2-year-old sone of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Edwards, who was accidentally shot Wednesday noon died at noon Saturday and the grief stricken parents took the body to Bevels, Ky., for burial ... Edgewood cemetery.
Mr. and Mrs. Asbury Benton returned Saturday from Whiting, Mo., where they attended the funeral of Robert Ridge, a nephew of Mr. Benton. Mr. Ridge was night engineer at the Mound City Light plant during last year.
Mr. Andrew Freeman became suddenly ill Wednesday evening while at work at O. L. Bartlett's Meat Block factory and is seriously ill at his home on High street. His son Chas. Freeman, of Highland, Ill., is expected to arrive today and Mr. and Mrs. Pearl Freeman of Mounds arrived Saturday evening to be at his bedside. Mr. Freman is a member of the I.O.O.F. Modern Woodmen and Court of Honor ledges.

Cairo Bulletin, 1908 Aug 18

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Richardson of St. Louis are the guests of the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Schuler and family.
Mr. and Mrs. R. H Hawley and granddaughter, Little Averil Richey, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. H. Calvin at Levings.

Cairo Bulletin, 1908 Nov 18

Mound City - Miss Sallye Yoakum of America was the guest of relatives here Monday.
Mrs. Ella Watkins and Mrs. Chas. Livesay spent Monday evening as the guest of a sister in Cairo.
Dr. W. J. Whiteaker of Olmsted was the guest of his brother here Monday.
H. C. Parker and family returned Monday from a few weeks visit with relatives at Henshaw, Dixon, and other Kentucky cities.

Cairo Bulletin, 1909 Oct 31

Mound City - Mrs. Wm. Westerman has shipped her household goods to New Orleans where the family will reside. ...
J. P. Nesbit of Murphysboro, arrived Thursday evening to visit his daughter Miss Margaret who is improving slowly.
U. A. Swisshelm, superintendent of the Walker Veneer and Lumber Co. has rented the Wm. Westerman property on Walnut and High streets and is getting it in readiness for his family who will arrive soon from Portsmouth, Ohio.
John Schuler, Jr., of Cape Girardeau, spent Friday evening with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Schuler on Fifth street.
L. D. Stophlet and G. J. Murphy are having a concrete curbing built in front of the Stophlet shoe and grocery store, Darragh's meat market and Compton's jewelry store.

Cairo Bulletin, 1910 Jan 29

Mound City - Mrs. B. S. Gray and Mrs. H. V. Carter of Vienna, and Mrs. J. T. Lynch of Cairo, also several persons from Mounds, attended the funeral of Wilma Elsie Snyder here Wednesday.
Miss Edna Miller returned home Tuesday evening from a ten days' visit with relatives at Mt. Carmel. She was accompanied by Helen and Meslin Maddox of Cairo.
Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Kiener and family of Paducah, moved their household goods to this city Wednesday, and have located in the Wm. Keeler property on Pearl street.
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Karraker and family of DuQuoin, have located in the city, having rented the Owens property on Pearl street.

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