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fUSSSDA¥, AUGUST 26, 1983 John Allen Write as Old Buildinss Have Charm «.v JOHN w. ALLBN Southern Illinois University There Is an oft-repeated question, "Which came first, the chicken or Ihc egg?" A parallel question, or rather a pair of them, alike remain unanswered In the writer's mind. The first one Is whether listen Ing to the long-ago recitation ot the "A" reading dnss of a crowded country school taught by a booted nnd henry-handed but sensitive farmer-teacher left an abiding Interest In old buildings and in abandoned home sites? The second question is the first one In reverse! Was It an already acquired tendency to be Interested In old places that made the poet Goldsmith's "Deserted Village" so Impressive? Whichever way It may have been, there was pleasure In hearing the older pupils Intone the lines that begin with "Near yonder copse where once the garden smiled And still where mnny a garden grows wild- - -" Anyway, old places chiirm, even though the buildings that, once were there must be Imagined now. There arc a number of o 1 d buildings and abandoned sites in southern Illinois that have their interesting stories. One is the Eddy residence just west of the railway and south of the Shawneetown Community High School. When built in 1828, this sturdy dwelling faced an curly-day road way, one abandoned nearlyy a century ago. At the time of its building the Eddy house was con- siderd a spacious and somewhat pretentious home. Owned a n d lived in now by one of Mr. Eddy's descendants, it still is a sturdy, attractive and well-kepi residence, one that seems naturally to arouse the curiosity of those viewing it. Interesting Incidents It may well do so, for many interesting Individuals and incidents are associated with the place. First of these, naturally, is Henry Eddy, the man who built it. Born in Pittsfield, Vermont, young Eddy left school to do service in the War of 1812, in which he was wounded. Afterwards he moved to Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, where he studied law and learned something of the printer's trade. In the late summer of 1818 Eddy entered into a partnership with Peter Kimmel, a practicing printer. With plans to establish a newspaper in Illinois or Missouri, they purchased type, a printing press and other necessary equipment, loaded it all on a flalboat and started down the Ohio, only to have their boat run aground on a sandbar at Shawneetown. While awaiting a rise in the river that would enable them to refloat their boat, they were "induced" by local businessmen to land their equipment and. begin publication of "The Illinois Emigrant," the second newspaper in Illinois. This was in the autumn of 1818. On May 25, 1820 Kimmel sold his interest in the paper to James Hall, a recent arrival at Shawneetown, Hall, like Eddy, was an attorney from the east. Within a short time he became the district attorney for Gallatin and adjoin- terestlng events did hot end with Eddy's death in 1849. Mrs. Eddy, a daughter of John Marshall, Who founded the first bank iri Illinois Territory In 1818, ably managed the largo farm until the fall of l8Gl, when it became a training camp lot 1 Union troops. Among the units that trained there was tho Sixth Illinois Calvary. This regiment, made tip almost entirely of men from the southeastern counties of the slate, was commanded by Benjamin Henry Orlersoh, a music teacher and band director from Jackson villo. It Is written that his band "played by card." In addition to being a music teacher, Orlcrson had failed as a small town store keeper at Mercdosla. Moreover, he once had been dangerously In jured by a kicking horse and frankly declared his fear of them. He unsuccessfully asked another assignment. In spite of these apparent: handicaps, Drier- son went on to become one of the most successful of the North's calvalry commanders. From the training camp at Officers of Godfrey Post Installed Godfrey American Legion Post 1218, and Women's Auxiliary, installed officers Monday night at the Legion Home on Rte. 100. Legionnaires installed were: Ellis Rynders, commander; Rodney Bailey, first vice-commander; Robert Sliritz, second vice-commander; William Trager, finance officer; Honry Maness, Chaplain; Harold Stifitz, sergeant-at-arms; F. W. Pivoda Jr., Service officer: and Elmer Meafner, adjutant and historian. The Women's Auxiliary installed: Mrs. William Heafner, president; Mrs. J. H. Schetter, first vice-president; Mrs. Ted Bartholomew, second vice-presiden!; Mrs. Elmer Heafner, secretary; Mrs. Harold Sllrltz, treasurer. Others installed were: Mrs. Hospital Notes Township STILL OCCUPIED The Eddy residence, built in 1828, still is in use at Shawneetown. Henry Robert Maness, Stirltz, chaplain; historian; Mrs. Mr?. Shawneetown, Grierson took his command to raid over much of ing counties. Later circuit judge. Hall he became a was an able attorney, a successful businessman and is known as the region's most accomplished early-day writer. Hall's writings remain among the best of those that tell the early Illinois story. Within a few western Kentucky and Tennessee in 1862. In early 1863, he was with his command at La Grange, near the southern border of Tennessee. From this place ho started in April on one of the noted cavalry raids through the South. In 17 days he led his brigade a distance of 800 miles to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, On the way they wrecked railways, burned supplies and wrought havoc in general. This raid greatly weakened the Confederate defense of Vicksburg and contributed to its fall in July. After the war Grierson remained in the military serv ice and retired as a brigadier general. The Eddy place hints at other stories. For instance, the large boat anchor mounted on the front lawn suggests something of the one-time booming river traffic that Shawneetown knew. 2 Divorces Granted In Circuit Court EDWARDSVILLE — Mrs. Marilyn Sue Mills of Collage Hills was granted a divorce July 26 on slalulory charges from Charles Mills. Mrs. Mills was given custody of a child in the decree, entered by Jersey County Judge Howard Lee White, who heard the case at Edwardsville as acting circuit judge. In a decree entered Friday. Mrs. Bonnie N. Cox of Cottage Hills was granted a divorce from Charlie B. Cox on grounds of cruelty, and she obtained cus- loday of five children. Completes Course EDWARDSVILLE — David J. Bardelmeier, 26 of the Edwardsville Motor Service Co. has completed a one-week training course on light industrial equipment at International Harvester's Hickory Hill training center, near Ottawa, 111. Bardelmeier, together with a class of 16 other dealers from all parts of Iho United States, studied operation of tractors, backhoes, loaders, fork lifts and landscaping equipment. The school is set up lo aid dealers in becoming better acquainted with tractors and light industrial equipment. Girl Fractures Shoulder in Fall From Hammock JERSEYVILLE — Marilyn Lo gan, 12, daughter of Mr. and Mrs, Russell Logan of Medora, fell from a hammock at her home Sunday morning and fractured her left shoulder. She was brought to the Jersey Community Hospital where she was treated and released. Cnrlcnc Clothier, 11, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Clothier of Graflon, fell at her home Saturday evening and struck the back of her head. She was brought to the local hospital where she was admitted for examination 'and treatment. Mrs. Mike Titan of Granite City sustained laceration and abrasions of the left temple when a rock thrown by a lawn mower hit her Saturday afternoon. She w a s brought to the hospital for treatment. Keith Bacon, 16, of Palmyra, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Bacon, received a scalp wound when hit by an awning at the home of his grandmother in Jersey Hospital. James Carlton, 4, son of Mr. and Mrs. Merlin Carlton of Jerseyville fell at home Saturday afternoon and incurred an abrasion of (he right knee. He was treated at the hospital. Visitors IScturn Home JERSEYVILLE — Mrs. Frances Gardner of Tecumseh, Neb., Chicago Man Killed Near Litchf ield LITCHFIELD, 111. (AP)-A Chicago man died today of injuries suffered in a two-car collision on U.S. 66 Monday. Dead is William McCourt, 38. Police said McCourt was a passenger in a car driven by Edward Gamble, 60, of Springfield, which collided with an auto driven by John Jung, 29, of St. Louis County. McCourt lived at 3210 W. 63rd St., Chicago. Harry Bowen, scrgeant-at-arms. Installing officer for the legion was F. W. Pivoda Jr., past commander of the post. Retiring commander was Elmer Heafner. Mrs. Honry Manless, past president of the Women's Auxiliary was installing officer for the unit. Condition of Boy Hit by Car Is Improved EDWARDSVILLE — Condition of an 11 - year - old Edwardsville boy who suffered severe head injuries here last week when he was struck by a car is somewhat Wood Granvel R. Edmiaston, Cottage Hills. Honry H. Snyder, SSI? Hoovef Drive, Alton. Mrs. Myrtle H. Finn, South Roxana. Mrs. Maurita A. Franklin, Rte. 1, Alton. Miss Dorothy A. Harlan, 236 Whllelaw, East Alton. Mrs., Frances E. Curry, 166 Pence, East Alton. MrsV'Evclyn L. Simmons, South Roxana. Mrs. Anna L. Hendrlcks, Rte. 1, Bethalto. Mrs. Katherine M. Seiver, 2505 Ida, Alton. Edgar A. Paynter, 2809 Fernwood, Alton. SUllGtCAL Norma J. Pennock/ Bethalto. Dallas Leo Vlck, Cottage Hills. Laven Wade Evans, Rte. 1, Moro. Mrs. Jennalea Howell, 903 Cedar Drive. DISMISSALS Mrs. Loula M. Arbuthnot, 104 Hickory, Wood River. Guy Ceppenatl, Rte. 1, Bethalto Ronnie Arthur Moore, Hartford Mrs. W. Iline Speaks, Rte. 1, Moro. Mrs. Florine T. Wheeler, Cottage Hills. St. Anthony's MKDICAL Homer 0. Henneman, 915 Logan Mrs. Artrischia R. Wheeler, Rte 1, Bethallo. Mrs. Shirley J. VanEUen, Beth alto. Mrs. Sophie L. Franke, 306 Kings highway, East Alton. Mrs. Helen L. Kahl, Cottage Hills. John F. Bacheldor, 522 N. 6t Wood River. Mrs. Jane S. Hartwick, Rte. 1 Carrollton. Mrs. Norma J. Nelson, Roxana non's aunt, Miss Margaret DeBaun. They were en route home from St. Louis where they had accompanied the couple's older daughter, Miss Cindy McKinnon, who went on the Cape Girardeau to spend a week with her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Tlapek and family. Home From Keserve Duty JERSEYVILLE — 0. A. Wilson Jr. resumed his duties as dward Beard, East Alton. Irs. Gladys Whitchead, 2907 Buena Vista. trs. Alma Marshall, 2619 Sidney. Irs. Edith Lawrence, Godfrey, dward LaMarsh, Bethalto. rank King, 1120 McKinley. eve Minarick, Elsah. ddic Huntsman, Forest Homes. DISMISSALS oss Stoeckin, Alhambra. hilandcr Reed. 1201 Coppinger. Irs. Lillian Kenney, Godfrey, /trs. Verna Gates, Wood River, erry Schwartz, 2341 State, dona Furlow, Bethalto. Jeffrey Gilbert, Godfrey, rtrs. Mary Parkes, Godfrey. D eggy Parker, 2507 Delia. )elois Hancock, Cottage Hills. and her daughters, Miss Zola Gardner ot Lincoln, and M r s. BERN — Pickled pork will be Imported into Switzerland. Zelma Roberts of Hustings, Neb. left for their homes Saturday af ter spending a week as guests of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Ely of Jerseyville; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Ely and family of Godfrey, and Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Ely and family of Dow. Mrs. Gardner and Mrs. Richard Ely are sisters-in law. Parents Club to Meet JERSEYVILLE — The Parents Club of the Holy Ghost School will hold its first meeting of the year at 8 p.m. Wednesday. The group decided some lime ago lo hold firsl session before school slarts. The club is beginning its eighth year of operation. Springfield Visitors Hero JERSEYVILLE—Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. McKinnon and daugh- ler, Sally, of Springfield, were weekend guests of Mrs. McKin- county superintendent of schools of Jersey County Monday following two weeks absence. He has been on two weeks reserve duty at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Miss. En route to camp he and Assistant Supt. Claude Smith attended a meeting in the office of Supt. of Public Instruction Ray Page in Springfield. Also on reserve duty at Keesler Air Force Base from this area were Maj. Herman Hall of East Alton, Capt. Charles Haus er of Bethalto; and M.Sgt. Malier of Alton formerly of Dow. On 10 Day Trail Ride JERSEYVILLE— Gary Fleming, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Fleming of Jerseyville is on a 10 day trail ride with members of the Alton Saddle Club. improved, it was reported today. Randy Russell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Layton Russell of 105 East "J" St. suffered a serious skull fracture and severe injuries to his left arm when struck by a car driven by 19 - year - old Richard A. Housen of Edwardsville. He was moved unconscious to St. Joseph's Hospital at Highland. Later he was transferred to St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis, where he underwent surgery to his head. The boy's father said today Randy was still in a coma although he consciousness. recognize his "He was able mother and to me when he woke up," Mr. Russell said. No Forwarding Address BRISBANE — Australian postal officials say they are holding a sack of mail from London that is marked for Liverpool. Mrs. Rosemary L. Vitale, 528 7th Mrs. Pearl M. McPherson, Rte. 2, Edwardsville. Lucian E. Curry, 1901 Pleasant. DISMISSALS Robert Allen Kossinger, 1218 Spaltling. Miss Margaret Kleinpeter, 1319 Stale. Mrs. Johanna Catherine Wilharm, Edwardsville. Mrs. Verdie C. Carpenter, 522 Sotier, Wood River. Merrell Grable, 224 Ohio, East Alton. Victor Joseph Heintz, 424 Prospect. Marion Keyser, 3759 Aberdeen. Alton Memorial MEDICAL Henry Young, 801 Liberty. Mrs. Belly Meyer, Belhallo. Mrs. Rosemary Moore, 3535 Oscar. Frederick Clark, 105 Elble. Mrs. Esther Goans, Wood River. Julia Ann Marth, Bethalto. SURGICAL Cathy Ballard, East Alton. Si. Joseph's MEDICAL Ars. Emma Manescalco, 711 E 7th. <cvin Delehanty, 922 E. 7th. effrcy DoBruce, 1818 Market. Varren Durham, 911 Main. :mil H. J. Bantz, Hartford. /liss Vicki Abel, 212 Marshall. Vliss Ruth J. Brown, 1014 Belle Vlrs. Theonia Lafikes, 632 Oak wood. SUKOICAL Vincent Lehr, Batchtown. Mrs. Margaret Yates, Godfrey. E. Peckinpaugh, Orlando, Fla Mrs. Josephine Gregory, 2003 Clawson. Miss Mable Nichols, 731 Marke Mrs. Charlene Croquarl, 426 Washington. DISMISSALS Janet Caldwell, 1015 Highland. Mrs. Irene Drainer, 303 Dry. Mrs. Mary Ann Horn, 620 Union. Mrs. Dorothy Noble, Rte. 2, Godfrey. Mrs. Jessie Ormon, Edwardsville. Mrs. Dixie Rain, 1305A Willard. Edward Stewart, 5003 Terry. Mrs. Gertie Stockard, 2304 Elizabeth. Mrs. Mary Jane Wargo, Streator. Mrs. Ida Rayburn, Edwardsville. Ernest Springgate, 3104 Forest. harles Schoeffel, 2623 Judson. New Subdivision Control Bill to Be Introduced EDWARDSVILLE — A revised ubdivlsion control ordinance for ic city of Edwardsville Is expect- d to be completed for Introduc- on next month at the first meet- ng of the City Council, Plan lommlssion Chairman Ray Ab- rt said today. Final revisions to the subdlvi- lon control plan will be outlin- Mrs. Wesley Powers, Fieldon. SURGICAL lichard Herder, Jerseyville. lizabeth Holder, Jerseyville. DISMISSALS Carlene Clothier, Graflon. Mrs. William Bettorf, Granite City. Mrs. Leland Meyer, Golden Eagle. Vlrs. Robert Garland, Jerseyville Mrs. Clayton Wadlow, Jerseyville. Vlrs. Jess Seago, Jerseyville. Vlrs. Edwin Well, Brighton. Linda Bopp, Jerseyville. Mrs. Dale Grace, Jerseyville. Mrs. Herman Hagen, Hardin. Mrs. James Whitehead, Fieldon Bert Elledge, Kampsville. id Wednesday evening flt a meting of the plan body fi* a whole it the public library building, Ab- rt said. Members of the plnr) ion's land use and steering mlttees have reviewed proposed changes In structure of the ordinance which will Supersede the ity's existing subdivision control ordinance, 'We are hoping the new subdivision control plan will meet approval of the plan commission so we can present it to the City Council early next month," Aberl said. A report of the organizational meeting of the new Southwestern Illinois Metropolitan Planning Commission will be presented at the meeting Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. The city plan commission chairman is a member of the new organization for planning and development in Madison - St. Clair Counties. Jersey Community "MEDICAL Mrs. Joseph Welsh, Jerscyville. Carleno Clothier, Graf ton. Mrs. Edward Pointer, Jerseyville. Charles Zimmerman, Golden Eagle. Mrs. Christina Lenz, Jerseyville. Mrs. James Thurston, J.ersey- ville. Mrs. Kenneth Dunham, Jerseyville. Old at 40.50,60? Man,GetWise!PepUp Thousands are poppy at 701 So.if you feel weak, low in energy, "old" at 40, 50 or 60, quit blaming it on age. If you want to feel younger, by Ostrex Tonic Tablets at once. Also for debility due to rundown body's lack of iron, the "below-par" feelings yon may call "being old".Puts pep in both sexes. Try Ostrei —feel peppy, younger. 8-day getv acauaintrd" size costs Htttc. 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He often was referred to as a "walk, ing library." a man read widely and who "never forgot anything.' He was an able and persuasive speaker. Wanted Shivery Logul Eddy was a member of the second Illinois Legislature and is recorded as the one who inlroduc ed and urged the adoption of tho resolution to call a qonvention for the purpose of" amending the Illinois constitution in order to make slavery legal in the state. During Eddy's lifetime his home remained the center of influence in the affairs of south- tern Illinois and ol the state. In*TERMITE SPECIAL Any Slit H»m« $97.50 — AiSO $1,00 PIR ROOM To Eliminate All «ou»elipld NEW FROM OSTERTAG! ... 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