50 Years Ag< In and About Alton August 18, 1889 Through word brought by W. N. Carhart the Telegraph had learned of the tragic death near Delhi of James Hollowell, 30, from injuries incurred when th/own from a loaded wagon during a runaway. The mishap occurred near the Lewis Randolph home. Capt. J. A. Bruner had remained unconscious for 12 hours following an unusual mishap when driving up State street hill in his buggy Saturday evening. Led behind the buggy was a horse whose halter was attached to the buggy seat. This horse took fright, and jerking backward pulled the seat from the buggy, Capt. Bruner being thrown out on his head. The injured man was temporarily cared for in the Charles Keuhn store where Dr. Haskell was called to attend him. Over signature of Mayor McPike, the city was advertising for bids on the paving of Belle street from Third to Fourth, and of Third street, from Piasa to State, with vitrified brick. ,The paving project was first of the sort in the city's history, and contractors were invited to see specifications in the office of the city engineer, submitting proposals by Sept. 7. Marking the eighth birthday of her son, John Drummond Kerr, Mrs. J. W. Kerr had given a delightful juvenile party. Harry Pates had been called from Dallas by serious illness of his father. Misses Rose Hawkins and Maud Nixon were visiting in Springfield. Principal A. M. Jackson of Wyman Institute had returned from a vacation in Pennsyl vania. For the benefit of the Turning School, the Turnverein sponsored an all-day picnic at Brickhouse slough, and so large was the attendance that the ferry, Altonian, had to make three trips to accommodate the crowd. Prof. Gossrau's orchestra provided music. Three flint glass houses were to resume operations as the week opened. Upper Alton school board announced it would enforce the new compulsory education law. Capt. and Mrs. D. R. Sparks, W. H. Humpidge, and Capt. John Atkins had taken advantage of the excursion to Salt Lake City. M. S. Brown hnd gone to Dakota. Charles W. Newton of Amboy and Miss Georgia Edsall of Alton hnd been wed in St. Louis. Mrs. George Emery was to visit in Minneapolis. Miss Blanche Yerkes was making a stay in Decatur. MJss May Appel of Bethalto was visiting at the Anton Jacoby home. William C. Johnstone was vacationing In the Rockies.