Carrollton Patriot Newspaper

Events in 1908

6 Commercial club recommended sewerage system instead of more paving.
10 Aurora ranch, 8033 acres, sold to John F Welch for $155,000, and assessment of levee district.
15 Annual pork and beans banquet of G A R post.
17 Annual meeting school officers and teachers held here.
22 Annual banquet Masonic fraternities.
1 Rev W H Stone, rector Trinity Church resigned to go to Hammonton. N J.
10 A B Gregory sold ranch of 2000 acres to J C Andras, for $160,000.
20 County farmers’ institute held here.
16 Benjamin Cox drowned in ditch on Fairbanks ranch.
28 County good roads meeting held here; good roads club organized.
1 J A Maples, “Texas cyclone,” began a week’s campaign against saloons.
2 Greenfield voted $20,000 bonds to build school house.
7 Annual town elections; every town in county voted “dry” by aggregate majority of 1320.
8 Carrollton law and order league organized.
14 Governor Deneen spoke here.
19 Easter celebrated at the churches.
20 Forty-acre tract near Roodhouse sold for $162.50 per acre, record price for county.
21 City election, also “dry” by 54 majority.
28 New county board organized with B F Ford chairman.
29 Missionary societies Alton Presbytery in convention here.
9 Mrs. John W Taylor and baby fatally burned at Roodhouse.
17 Henry Limings accidentally killed in base ball game at White Hall.
23 County high school meet at White Hall; Greenfield won both banners.
24 New Train, “Carrollton special.” made first run to Springfield.
29 C H S commencement; 17 in class.
30 Decoration day; addresses by Judge Henshaw and Harry Shephard.
6 Fred A Mytinger, White Hall, killed by live wire.
5 County teachers’ institute opened for week.
10 County commencement for rural schools: 31 receive diplomas.
14 Odd Fellows’ memorial day.
15 Contract let for Greenfield school building, $14,560.
19 Prohibition county convention.
20 Richard Yates spoke at Greenfield.
4 White Hall had only celebration in county.
6 Additional assessment of $30,000 granted in Hartwell levee district.
24 Barn on Mrs Ella Meek’s farm burned by lightning; loss $8700.
26 Mrs Elisa A Secor, Linder town, celebrated 90th birthday.
1 C & A ice house at Roodhouse burned; loss $2500.
4 County S S convention at White Hall.
6 Additional assessment of $70,000 granted in Hillview levee district.
8 Primary election for all parties.
13 Andrew Kelly injured by traction engine falling through bridge in Athensville town; died on 31st.
20 Greenfield laid corner stone of new school building.
24 Farmer Boys’ encampment opened at Greenfield.
1 Public school opened.
5 County W C T U convention at Walnut Grove.
7 Greene-Jersey Baptist association convened at Eldred.
13 Rev W H Tomlins becomes rector Trinity church.
15 Illinois M E conference opened here, Bishop Berry presiding; 400 preachers attending.
18 “Billy” Sunday addressed M E conference.
21 Methodist conference adjourns.
22 House on Mike Schmidt’s place burned by lightning.
27 Rev C F Buker closes work as pastor M E church; succeeded by Rev A K Byrns.
6 Deb Butler gets 30-year sentence for criminal assault committed August 2.
13 County Fair’s 54th exhibit opened; tract trotting record lowered by Paderewaki to 2:13 ½.
17 Marshall Voiles and Elihu Shaw killed by boiler explosion on Columbiana ranch.
21 Kane began boring for oil, and had just completed mile and a quarter of granitoid walks.
24 Democrats held only county rally at Greenfield.
28 Republican county rally (only one of campaign) held at Greenfield.
3. Election day; Greene county Democratic majority reduced to 1155.
3 Hubbard Taylor, White Hall, celebrated 92nd birthday and voted 17th time for president.
15 Rev R L Evans resigned as pastor of Presbyterian church.
17 Anatali Colanni, Italian and stranger, committed suicide at Belltown.
3 Eastern Star banquet.
10 The Patriot’s Christmas number.
12 Wm Barnhart, Roodhouse, kills his wife and Carl Chapp.
15 County farmers’ institute at White Hall.
19 Old Chimney of John Evans’ mill, built in 1865, ruined.
22 Mart Bowman’s restaurant damaged by fire.

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