Shelby  County  Indiana
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Year  in  Review


The  Daily  Evening  Democrat
Shelbyville, Indiana
Monday, January 1, 1882
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EVENTS
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That Have Occurred During 1881, Compil-
ed Under the Head of the Month in
Which They Were Recorded--Something
That Will Prove Valuable to Our Read-
ers for Reference in the Future.
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          The following is a brief summary of the events of the year that is past, and will be of value to the readers of the Democrat, who by reference to the same can ascertain the date of many of the interesting events of the year 1881.  Just a bare hint, in the shape of a headline or two, is all that is given, but that is sufficient to recall the event to the mind of the reader.

J A N U A R Y .
          Reception of  Mr. and Mrs. Pink;  death of  Mrs. Elizabeth Kirk;  marriage of  Mr. Eugene Sullivan,  of Detroit, to  Mrs. Ellen McCarty;  Philip Phillips'  tizzle at Opera Hall; marriage of  Miss Hannah Levinson  to  Mr. Charles Faas,  of Chicago; death of  Mrs. Mary L. McCorkle,  removal of  Dr. J. S. Rice  to Minnesota; death of  Jeremiah Bennett;  death of  Mrs. Levi Parrish;  attempted suicide of  George Hawkins  at the court-house; marriage of  Mr. Charles Reiman and  Miss Anna Sweitzer.

F E B R U A R Y .
          Death of little  Frank ("Dutch") Doolittle;  the trial of the contempt cases; death of  Mrs. Samuel Lange;  marriage of  Mr. Simeon Carney,  of Washington township, to  Mrs. Helen F. Hargrove  of this city; high waters; marriage of  Mr. Sam. B. Marshall and  Miss Fannie Higgins;  death of  Alex. Robertson.

M A R C H .
          Almost fatal poisoning, by pokepot, of  Joseph Kopp  and family; death of  Mrs. John Beggs  at Green Sprins, Ohio, death of  Mrs. Catherine E. Trackwell,  mother-in-law of  A. J. Ensminger;  death of  Charley Williams; death of  Miss Amelia McKenzie;  marriage of  Theodore Gardner and  Susie E. Hedlee [Headlee?]  in the Democrat office; the  Colee  incest sensation published by the Democrat;  Plum Hanson  trades for a mule; attempt to poison  Nathaniel Thompson  and family; marriage of  Mr. Ross Spurrier and  Miss Alice Campbell,  of Morristown, in the Democrat office.

A P R I L .
          Marriage of  Captain J. M. Ryder,  of Indianapolis, to  Miss Hattie Girton,  of Flatrock;  Saucer vs Haymond; jury bring a verdict for defendant in the  Saucer-Haymond  slander suit; the boss barber and the German sailor, Move, skip out;  George Thompson  skips out;  Worl Fisher  eats ten French rolls in eight minutes;  John Horst  solidifies with the "old man" in Rushville; death of  Stephen Smith  at Jeffersonville; Democratic City Convention.

M A Y .
          Father Rudolf  resigns his pastorate of the Catholic Church of this city;  Ann Eliza Young's  lecture; City election; marriage of  Miss Lizzie Major and  Dr. J. G. Reed;  death of  Roe Sutherland;  marriage of  Miss Mary Schroeder and  Mr. Joseph Schott;  death of  Lee M. Trees;  "dr fouty [sic]  appointed on the Board of Health; cutting affray between  Silas Cowan,  of St. Paul and  Robt. Badgley,  of Brandywine township;  Karmire's Boom;  Mrs. Spurlin's  house at Lewis Creek, robbed;  William Moody  sent to the Insane Asylum where he attempts to commit suicide;  Deserted Douglas,  she run away with a handsomer man; death of  Samuel Montgomery;  James Ross,  of Hendricks township, removed to the Insane Asylum where he dies shortly after; remains of  James Davisson  exhumed at the Wray Cemetery and reinterred in this city; death of  Mrs. Henry Neff;  death of  Mrs. Leo H. Worland;  Ernest Morris  arrives in this city to visit his father; narrow escape of  Frank Connor  from being run over by the cars near this city;  Judge Hord  discovers who has been milding his Jersey cow; "Sweet Girl Graduate."

J U N E .
         
J U L Y .
         
A U G US T .
         
S E P T E M B E R .
         
O C T O B E R .
          ... Brothers, in Hope, blown open;  John P. Wilson,  of Hamilton county, robbed of $200 in this city; free turnpikes, and what our people said about the question of buying them; death of  "Uncle Davy" Smith,  of Sugar Creek township; death of  Frank Patterson,  on the 25th, at his brother's residence in Jackson township; marriage of  Miss Emma Mutz,  of Jackson township, to  Mr. Edward Hill,  of Bloomfield, Ind., on the 26th;  Henry Heilenstein  brought back here on a charge of bastardy, from Harrison, Ohio; marriage of  Erskine Lisher,  of Van Buren township, at Wyoming, Illinois; death of  Rev. Mathews,  of Hanover township, in Ohio;  W. L. Carter  moves back to Shelbyville from Cincinnati;  Marsh Goodrich  stabbed by  Matt Wagoner  on the 31st.

N O V E M B E R .
          Marriage of  Miss Alice Thompson,  of Cynthianna, to  Mr. Billman,  of Sullivan, Ind., on the 2nd; wreck on the F., F. and M. road near Boggstown; fire on  Philip Hoop's farm; attempt to rob  A. J. Gorgas  on the public highway, near this city, on the evening of the 3rd;  Louisa Hossler,  of Brandywine township, taken to the Insane Asylum;  Mahlon Shadley  injured at  Talbert's  saw mill;  F. G. Bennett,  a school teacher in Marion township, acquitted of a charge oassault and battery on one of his pupils, whom he was compelled to thrash; naughty  Noah SullivanWright Smith  stabbed by  Barney Barrett,  a "crank," on the 5th; the Peace Jubilee lecture at the M. E. Church on the evening of the 6th; the lecture a fraud; death of  Miss Katie Biddinger,  near Hope, on the 7th;  Flora Runshe,  of this city, gives birth to an illegitimate child on the 8th;  Mrs. Lewis Ray,  of Horace, Decatur county, formerly of Fairland, badly hurt by a runaway team on the 6th;  Alex Blyths,  of this city, declared insane; the marriage of  Mr. Thomas Thrall,  of this city, to  Miss Mary Wagoner,  of Rush county; our phat man massacres a book agent; death of  Laura M. Hendrickson,  of Washington township, on the 11th;  Frank Horner,  a fourteen-year-old boot-black stabs  Lonnie Marietta,  a ten-year-old son of  Charles Marietta,  of this city, the wound not fatal; mutilation of a horse belonging to  S. L. Major,  of this city, by Waldron hoodlums on the night of the 13th;  Harry Parsons  returned to his home in Buffalo on the 15th;  Hiram Wray  attempts to rape  Mrs. John Dismore  near Fairland;  "John Sutton"  swindling peddlers compelled to disgorge by  City Marshal Barger;  the jury in the case of  Susie Francis vs. Joe McCabe,  for seduction and breach of promise, bring in a verdict on the 17th, awarding the plaintiff the sum of $1,500;  Johnny McLaughlin  goes to Smith-land to get a new Deal; twin girls at  Frank Dewitt's house on the evening of the 17th; death of  Philip Leffler,  a former citizen of this place, at Orange Grove, Fla., the 18th; escape of  T. B. Carey  from the wilds of Decatur county; capture of  Matt. Wagoner  in Martinsville; death of  William Wilson,  of this city, on the 21st; Thanksgiving day and how it was observed;  Green Wilson's valuable gray horse stolen and recovered; "Killikranky" (Harry Phillips) almost fired into the Kingdom come by the explosion of some powder in his pocket; "Toothman's Express;"  Robert Pearson  married to his third wife the 28th; residence of  B. K. True,  in Homer, burned down;  James Curson  arrested on a charge of bastardy, the case compromised by his marrying the girl; marriage of  Miss Mollie McConnell,  of Boggstown, to  Mr. W. N. Harding,  of Indianapolis; marriage of  Miss Jennie Blessing,  of this city, to  Mr. Edward Beeks,  of Sandusky, Ohio, on the evening of the 30th; the  Julia Hill  abortion case; marriage of  Miss Laura Hacker  and  Mr. Coy Fleming  of this city, on the 30th; Franklin and Edinburg Notes by Rover.
D E C E M B E R .
          Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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