The Daily Review, Decatur, IL, 18 Dec 1895
PROPOSED TO THE BUT 8Hb WOULD NOT HAVE THAF WAY. i FwudHtaMlftatlM CtatakM Â«f the Other Newir Item* from SlMtbr*illÂ«*BÂ« Victaltjr. 355 North quit the many the Shoe elegant and in the stock. We not if low you store new Shelbyvilte, Ills., Dec. 16.--(Special.) --James Hudson, a son of Lewis Hudson, one of the pioneers of Shelby county, was the leading character a sensation here Thursday. James was born and reared here, and fifteen years ago' moved to Ohio. fall he came back and has been in bachelordom, alone on a farm of the city enjoying the respect of old and new acquaintances, until Wednesday night when Chief of MeClure of Sydney, ),, arrested him, first showing the proper papers signed by the governors of the respective states. Chief MeClure told the lowing facts which Hudson stated correct. It seems that Hudson had been living in Sydney under the name of Wilson and claimed to be a widower. boarded witli a widow. In August Wilson claimed to hae secured a of wood chopping in Drake count), O., for himself and several hands persuaded the widow with whom was boarding to more to the place work and board the company of workmen. While the packing up was in progress the landlady was called jy the illness of her married and left Wilson in charge of the with instructions to ship them to Drake county. Instead of so doing Wilson shipped the household furn'.- tiire to this city and with it his home on the farm, and resumed name of Hudson. Some weeks ago, tired of single blessedness, Hudson wrote the widow asking her to and, forgive, inviting her to come and join heVlife with his. She to See me beauty in the proposition handed the letter to the police, due time made the arrest. Sheriil Courtright assisted in capturing the prisoner, who was taken unawares is much cast down ly the trouble. was taken to Ohio Thursday. Hefon leaving, however, he intimated that would shortly need a, "wooden oo!*," evidently implying suicide. Much .surprise was caused by these occurrences as the Hudson family known and has alvvajs had the and regard of all who knew them.