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Articles & Local History > General News - June 15, 1876

TAMPICO TORNADO - Thursday, June 15, 1876

The Tampico Tornado was established May 4, 1876 through Dec., 1966

County Court
May Term 1876

Wm. LANE, Judge, E. W. PAYNE, Clerk,

Estate of Dennis SHANNAHAN. Report of sale of personal property at private sale filed and approved.

Estate of John S. MILLER - Claim allowed $9,290.42 ordered that executors pay to Conrad J. FRY $6375.00 in settlement of the claim of the Winnesheik Insurance company against the late firm of MILLER & FRY, upon said FRY executing his bond to secure the estate of John S. MILLER as against said claim.

In the matter of the insanity of Thos. H. ELDER. Jury impaneled and sworn to try the question of. Verdict, insane and a pauper.

In the matter of the estate of John HORNING in the guardinaship of Elizabeth HORNING. Final report of giardoam fo;ed amd a[[rpved/ Prdered tjat giaardoma be discharged.

Estate of Clarinda C. RUSSELL, Inventory and appraisment. Bill filed an approved.

In the matter of guardianship of Dudley. Petition for order to invest money of ward's in purchase of building standing on land belonging to them. Ordered that guardian invest $500,  in moneys of his hands belonging to said wards in said building.

In the matter of guardianship of Charlot, Daniel, Hettie S. and Freddie F. BROTHERSON. Report of guardian filed and approved.

Estate of C. C. TEATS. claims allowed  to amount of $58.

Estate of John S. GILLETT. Will offered for probate. James T. JACKSON and Sarah S. JACKSON the subscribing witnesses appeared to open court and write sworn and amount testified. Ordered that the will be admitted to probate, and placed upon record. Petition for letters testimentary filed by Aaron YOUNG. Ordered that Aaron YOUNG be and he is hereby appointed executor, and that he file a bond in the sum of $16,000.


A heavy fall of rain on Wednesday morning.

China & glassware at bottom prices at the post office.

About eighty tubs of butter were whipped from this plac last Tuesday week.

W. H. CAMPER made a flying visit to Princeton last Tuesday. He went on business he says.

Chas. J. A. DRAYER, late of the Lyndon Courier, has been stopping in town for the past few days.

The thermometer marked ninety-five degrees in the shade last Saturday.

Mr. W. CRAMPTON is erecting a new carpenter shop in the western part of town, near the new railroad.

Remember that O. B. KELLSEN makes a good Calf Boot for seven dollars per pair. Just try him.

The east road leading out of town, is now being repaired. It has been sadly in the need of it for some time.

Farmers come to town more frequently now. They have got all through planting their corn, which gives them more leisure.

We are informed that a prominent merchant of Lyndon has moved his butter works on to the banks of Rock river, in anticipation of the moving of the railroad track to the river.

Alf. SMITH is bound to show the public that he will not be outdone by his neighbors, and in proof of which has just put two coats of paint on the front of his store, which adds materially to its looks.The Lyndon Courier comes to us enlarged, as far as foreign matter is concerned. The local news of the sheet are more meager than ever.

Farmers are generally busy in the fields plowing corn. The weeds are coming on fast and it takes lively work to keep them down.

The Lyndon band, or a portion of it, invaded the streets of Propehtstown, last Saturday, and played several tunes. The boys did very well.

O. B. KELLSEN, our swedish shoemaker, went to Sterling last week - He brought home with him a large tub of fine fish. He says he caught them in Rock river.

There is a new railroad to be built between Sterling and Byron, to connect with the Chicago & Pacific - The road will be called the Rock River Valley Railroad Company.

A complete history of Fultonis to be published soon. Hon. James McCOY is to be the sompiler and author and will be assisted by Geo. TERWILLIGER, editor of the Fulton Journal.

E. W. HIGH started last Monday morning for Cincinnati to purchase a fresh stock of Dry goods. He will probably soon be enabled to show his customers a fine line of goods.

E. B. CRAMER, an extensive Butter and Egg dealer, from Sterling, was in town last Monday. He bought of our merchants about fifty tubs of butter andabout one thousand dozen of eggs.

Mr. HOPKINS, one of our road commissioners, who live near the coutny line between this and Bureau county, was in town last Monday. He called upon us an dreported crops to be in fine growing condition.

Try MOSHER's Pain Dradicator, the best Pin Reliver in the world; cures Dierrhea (sic); Dysentery, Cholera and all deseases of the Stomach and Bowels. For sale at MAGEE'S Drug Store, Tampico, Ill.

Our livery men say that they will let their teams to go any other directionunder the sun, than to go South. All teams lent to go that way seem to have a mania for getting stove up. Of course it is the team's fault, no the drivers.

Goods in the hands of the assignee of N. MAXSON were on Monday last, taken on a writ of execution, by order of J. H. MELVIN, attorney for Bennett Bro's & Co., of Peoria, Ill. - We understand that the assignee will replevy the goods.

The Lyndon Courier will be enlarged to a six-column quarto next week, and the publisher promises his readers a newsy, spicy sheet, better than any paper in the county. Well, we'll see what there is to be seen when it comes out.

Mr. Wm. LANDERS, Esq., of Walnut, was in town last Monday. He called at our office and we find a pleasant chat withhim. He is one of those genial, wide awake fellows who can "spout" a little on most any subject, and is just the kind of a man to pass an hour or so with; Call again Will.

Alf. SMITH has just received a full line of shelf harware, direct from New York City, and has now one of the finest and best assorted stock of hardware ever brought to this place. Parties contemplating building this season will find it to their interest to call and see him before buying, as he is bound to sell at "bottom prices."

The Morrison Times, not being able to make expenses, throws up the sponge as far as Morrison is concerned, takes a change of base and retreats to the quiet little village of Rock Falls, the southern suberb of Sterling. What it intends to do there is not stated in its valedictory.

Beer Garden - A number of Germans from Sterling and Davenport have leased grounds on the south side off Rock river, near Lyndon, and propose to fit them up for a beer garden. They pay $200 a year for the use of the premises. Lively times may be looked for in Lyndon if this enterpise should be established.

The Odd Fellows and Rebekahs of the Morrison and Prophetstown lodges had planned and made arrangements to hold a picnic in the grove on Rock river, near Prophetstown. Wednesday, but the rain detered them from doing so. We have not learned to what day the picnic has been postponed.

Mr. Jack STYER, of Prophetstown, purchased two very fine steers of Mr. E. S. ELLITHORP on Wednesday of last week. They were only three years old, weighed 3,115 pounds, an average of over 1,500 each, and brought the neat little sum of $155.75. It pays to raise and fatten cattle in that way, and Mr. ELLITHORP knows how to do it.

Mr. T. BURDEN gave a social party at his residence one day last week. Quite a large number of his friends and acquaintances were present and partook of the bounties of his larder. Refreshments were served in the orchard, and the time passed very quickly and pleasantly to all that were present and it is save to say that those present enjoyed themselves hugely. Tom nows (sic) how to entertain his friends and always does so with a hearty good will.

Inquest and obit for William S. Gibson is posted in the obits section of site

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