Carrollton Patriot Newspaper

Events in 1907

18) January freshet: creeks higher than for years.
23) CF Barker, champion checker player of America here.
24) Annual Masonic banquet.
29) “Hickry Holler Hall” local entertainment
1) Ed Stroud's house, near Kane, burned; gasoline.
12) “My Friend from India” by local dramatic club.
17) Judge Thos. Henshaw’s leg broken
18) Alex Duprey, farm hand, suicide.
18) C & A seed and soil special
4) Wm. E. Patty lectures on radium and liquid air.
5) Trick to prevent submitting license question came to light.
8) CHS juniors present “Russian Honeymoon.”
14) County board voted to pave 34-foot strip on square.
21) Ninety degrees in the shade.
26) John Claflin’s barn struck by lightning and burned.
4-5) Cantata “Ruth” by Musical union.
6) Alton Presbytery met here in seventieth annual session.
10) Excavation begun for public square paving.
16) City election; JC Bowman elected mayor.
19) Buster Brown in town.
19) Whistling recital by Miss English
22) Congressman Rainey talked on Panama before local clubs.
25) First rails for AJ & P interurban laid on public square.
26) ER Kroeger piano recital
29-30) Methodist ministerial association of Jacksonville district met here
1) First meeting new city council: passage of anti-saloon ordinance thwarted by another trick.
4) Current Topic club held fourteenth annual banquet
5) New Hickory Grove church dedicated at Wrights
10) Preliminary High School contest
17) Readings by Prof. Southwick of Boston
23) Thos. J. McMahon killed in railroad wreck in California
23) County high school contest here; Carrollton won literary and Greenfield athletic
24) First brick laid on square paving
28) Frank Reif committed suicide
30) Mayor Doyle of Greenfield delivered memorial address.
1) Twentieth reunion CHS alumni

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1) Rev. Fr. J. J. Driscoll transferred to Jerseyville, and Fr. D.J. Moroney from Mt. Sterling to Carrollton.
2) Alderman WF Lyons resigned and special election called.
4) Matinee at fair grounds and fireworks in town.
3) Albert Relaford killed by Orbin Lake in street fight at Roodhouse.
15) Petition to council for paving South Main street.
19) Summer institute at White Hall opened for two weeks.
23) Lovejoy anniversary picnic near Rockbridge.
26) Engineer Brown estimates cost of South Main street paving at $17,075.
30) Adam Gimmy elected alderman Second ward at special election.
30) Station Agent Tuttle transferred to Alton, and succeeded by WJ Spaulding.
12) Public square paving completed.
13) AY Collins, Greenfield, committed suicide at Alton.
15) County Sundy school convention at Greenfield.
21) WS Corss, White Hall, sold thoroughbred hog at highest price on record, $5,500.
30) Greenfield old settlers’ picnic.
31) White school picnic and reunion; 225 present.
2) Public schools opened
3) Rural mail carriers organized at Roodhouse.
4) Hagenbeck & Wallace **dea here.
17) Lincoln Prohibition chatauqua opened.
21) Illinois M E Conference voted to meet in Carrollton in 1908.
1) Local camp MWA initiated forty-five new members.
14) Parker-Jersey theatrical company opened fair week engagement.
15) Harvey Abrams chicken house and chickens burned; loss $500.
17) Greene County Fair broke all records for attendance.
18) Body of unknown man found in mud under Macoupin bridge.
22) Carrollton Bank organized as state bank.
30) Commercial club starts boom for sewerage system.
2) Baptist church building at Eldred dedicated.
8) Musical union folk songs
14) Four-county teachers’ meeting at Roodhouse.
16) Wm. Piequett committed suicide.
17) Geo. W. Staples, White Hall, committed suicide;73.
20) Greene County Fair officers elected.
11) Oscar Shane, Greenfield, committed suicide.
12) The Patriot’s annual postal reunion
19) “The Gilded Fool” by local dramatic club.
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20) “Harmony meeting” of Republican county central committee
31) Baptist annual roll call

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