The Miller County Autogram - 1890
From: The Miller County Autogram, dated January 30, 1890
January is as pleasant as May.
Capt. Marshall had the grippe last week.
The Steamer Hugo was up again last week-on Thursday.
Mrs. George Hauenstein has about recovered from an attack of sickness.
Linn Creek citizens have mixed measles with the grippe. One at a time ought to satisfy any ordinary person.
F.F. and B.F. Bowline of Bagnell entered Prof. Moles' school at this place Monday morning. They are boarding at George Bacon's.
B.F. Lawson moved his family to the farm west of town last week. We are sorry to lose Ben and his estimable family, but wish them prosperity on the farm.
Get ready for the spring boom. Tuscumbia will move ahead a few paces again next summer.
Our farmers will find it more profitable to raise less grain and more fruit. This is the experience of those who have tried fruit culture.
T.W. Cotton of Rocky Mount was here last Friday with a drove of cattle which he was driving north. He left Berry Vernon at Lebanon with the influenza.
Jobe Wickham and Hart Hix, staunch Republicans from Glaize and Richwoods, dropped in on the Gram Monday. The latter is doing deputy work for Collector Garner.
Dr. J.L. Conner of Brumley accompanied by his eldest daughter, Miss Lora, attended services at the Christian Church Sunday night. Miss Lora entered Prof. Moles' school Monday morning.
Uncle "Billy" Hauenstein paid his dollar and has got his marriage license.
Messrs. W.P. Freeman, G.P. Swanson, W.P. Simpson and Edward Kallenbach returned Monday evening from their hunt to Camden county with plenty of game, consisting of quail, ducks, deer meat and an abundance of fish, the latter however, they were unable to save owing to warm weather. The Autogram is under obligation to Circuit Clerk Freeman or a nice piece of "tenderloin from a tender deer," killed at 85 yards; also to Deputy Collector Swanson for a nice Teal duck, "brought down at the distance of 125 yards." The boys report a pleasant time and look as though they had enjoyed the trip immensely.
Dr. W.W. Norwood, a reputable and reliable young physician of Ulmon's Ridge, sends us the following which, although most unusual and more often read than real, can be relied upon as strictly true: "I attended Mrs. W.L. Dial yesterday (Jan. 26), when she gave birth to four living children-three boys and a girl. The three boys lived only a short while but the girl was living 8 hours after birth and seemingly doing well. The mother was also doing well when I left her, and I anticipate no more trouble in her case. The present is Mr. Dial's second wife, and they reside about half way between Brumley and Iberia. Mr. Dial was a candidate for sheriff at the last election on the Republican ticket. The above are the facts of the case and you are at liberty to publish same.-W.W. Norwood, M.D."
William Stepp, living north of town on the Saline Creek, died of a complication of diseases on Thursday morning of last week after an illness of several weeks. He was buried at the Russell graveyard on the day following. He leaves a wife and several children not very well provided for.
David Preston Taylor died at Versailles and was buried Saturday at the Taylor graveyard west of town. He was something over 98 years old. He was a soldier of the war of 1812 for which he received a pension.