Carrollton Patriot Newspaper

06 Jan 1916
More Homes were built in Carrollton during 1915 than several preceding years. Not less than $40,000 was put into new homes and home-improvements in Carrollton during the past year. One of the most unique in town was just completed for Misses Emma and Georgia Dodgson, on West 6th Street, two and a half blocks south of the square. The bungalow cost about $4,000., and was built by H.D. Colby of Decatur, a nephew of the Dodgson sisters. Mr. Calby’s Father was a schoolteacher in Carrollton in 1858, and his Grandfather, John Morfoot, built the first house in town.
27 Jan 1916
Burglary Foiled at Arger’s
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Arger, who live upstairs over their confectionary, heard a pounding noise downstairs Monday night. It was followed soon by a muffled explosion but as Harry had no revolver he was “leery” about rushing down to see what was going on. He opened the front window and yelled for the police, and heard somebody hurrying out of the front door.

Then he went down and found the outer safe door open and signs that a cracksman had tried to blow the inner door but had been frightened away. The burglar had entered the front door of the building with a skeleton key, but had failed to get into the money compartment of the safe.
06 Jul 1916
Some idea of the automobile travel on the state road north & south through the county can be gathered from an item the other day in the Roodhouse Daily Record. On a recent Sun. a farmer living between Roodhouse & Manchester counted 193 cars passing his place between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. There were many more after 7 o’clock but the farmer quit counting at that time.
Dec 1916
Recent Marriage Licenses
    Ralph W. Bear of Monticello and Abbie L. Husted of Roodhouse
    Chas. H. Fry and Pearl L. Armson, both of Woodville
    Lee Prather and Minnie Caffery, both of Athensvillle
    Amandus Langer of Eldred and Mary Bernert of Mason City, Neb.
    Philip Farrelly and Maragert Pranger, both of Carrollton

John Schneider of Hardin, while skating on the Illinois river on Christmas day, broke through and was in a fair way to drown. He escaped by swimming to the edge of the broken ice, rested his gloved hands thereon until the gloves froze fast to the ice, and was then able to raise himself out of the water.

At a meeting of the Alter society of St. Francis Xavier’s church at Jerseyville, Miss Mary Shepard was named honorary president for line. She has been active president of the society for more than fifty years.

Miss Jane Addams of Hull House, Chicago, has promised to aid in the establishing of a community house and social center in Cerdarville, where she was born. An abandoned church is to be purchased and remodeled.

In a special election held at Harrisburg to select a successor to the late Judge William H. Parish, a judge of the city court, Wirt W. Dameron was elected by plurality of forty-five votes. There were four candidates.

The heirs at law of the late Almon A. Ryder, according to a court ruling, will share his estate, instead of it being used at Marengo for a free public library as provided in Mr. Ryder’s will. The estate is valued at $20,000.

The Birth of a Nation
E.A. Dodge, manager of the Hippodrome and Princess theaters at Jerseyville, informs us that he will exhibit "The Birth of a Nation" for two performances, matinee and night, Thursday Jan. 11 at his Hippodrome theatre. Both afternoon and evening performances will be reserved, the matinee process being 50 cents, 75 cents, $1.00 and the evening prices 50 cents, 75 cents, $1.00 and 1.50. Sale of the seats will open at the Hippodrome on Friday, Jan. 5. Mail orders must be accompanied by a remittance to receive attention and no phone orders will be received. Doubtless a number from here will attend in train service.

Transcribed by Penny Todd-Ponsonby

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