Coleman H. Bennet, an old citizen died on the 16th at his home in Dycusburg.
February 8, 1882 Dycusburg – Again we come with our little mite to help out the Press in its endeavor to obtain the news of the different localities of this and the adjoining counties.
The water is now at the highest point ever known since that of 1876, and there is every reason to believe that we will have at least one more flood before it comes to a stand. Will it not be a climax to an unusual year? Nor can we be much surprised at it, as this has been “a year by itself” anyhow. And the result will be that we are going to have more cold weather in February and March than we have ever experienced before. And the farmer who does not make his arrangements to meet a very severe spring, will find many of his big cattle and other stock suffering at a time when other years they get a living on the range. Farmers prepare to meet successfully the most trying spring that you have ever experienced. Mark the prediction, and be prepared to protect yourself against its effects.
I can tell it now; but now I don’t care to tell it. You see, Mr. Ed., in an unguarded moment I promised to obey his instructions this once and you see the consequence was a wedding, and I couldn’t tell it in my last communication; and now there is an occasion to tell it, seeing it is over. Now, had I not given my promise, I could have announced in gloomy headlines or in mysterious hints that Mr. Geo. Yancy and Miss Jennie Clifton are to be joined in the holy bonds of wedlock; but it is too late now and I will drop right here. But I’ll know it when I make another promise like that, depriving myself of the pleasure of being the first to tell it.
Mr. John Gallatley is confined to his bed from a fall which is rather serious.
Bobbie Clifton, J.H. Clifton’s next youngest child, and invalid from birth, is very sick.
Mr. Ed Marshall, 1st clerk on the str. Drouillard, is again on the boat after a few week’s sickness.
Mr. Jonathon Hall, living near town sent in for a doctor Tuesday night. But Dr. Jim was sick and Dr. Joe was asleep.
Mr. Theo. Vosier has moved to town.
Dr. Groves is about well.
Our mails are all stopped, the water is so high that no trains are running on the E. & P.R.R. which cuts off all our mail faculties.
Mr. J.R. Clifton is just recovering from a protracted illness.
Miss Florence Pierce accidentally shot a Mr. Patton a few days ago. An instance of shooting from using firearms playfully, a thing that should be avoided.
Miss Bobbie Paine’s school is stopped at present on account of the water being up in her school room.
A Grand time we had at the wedding. Everybody and his family were there.
Mr. Gid Cobb and family will remain in town till the river goes down.
Charles Fox moved his family to the Marshall farm.
Mr. Wilson has moved into the Cobb property.
Land sales– Lots No.’s 10 and 11 in Dycusburg. February 22, 1882
South Crittenden – Mr. Ed. – Again we present a few items, but as nothing of importance has presented itself we fear our writing will be of but small value.
We have been having quite a quantity of rain, and a perfect storm of wind and rain with heavy thunder visited our part of the county this evening.
It is reported that high waters have carried away some of the bridges on Livingston creek.
We learn from Judge Wilkerson of Need Moore, that the Yandell Mines are taking a rest.
Jas R. Rhyne is thinking of cultivating a large crop of tobacco. He has employed an overseer and is buying mules, and is going to Marion to purchase clover and grass seed, and are moving matters on rapidly, he has a good farm and is an energetic farmer, a good neighbor.
We learn that on the 16th inst., Jas D. Martin, son of T.T. Martin of Dycusburg, departed this life. He had been in very delicate health for quite a time. He was only in his youthful days, though God in his wisdom, saw fit to afflict him, but while a youth and while his parents did everything in their power for his recovery, it seems that death could be the only relief. He leaves his parents and sisters relatives and friends to mourn his loss.
Sixty three voters of the Dycusburg precinct hereby call on James P. Pierce to run for the office of County Judge at the next August election, subject to the decision of the Democratic party of Crittenden county. They do this as much for the good of the party as to do honor to a good citizen and a faithful and efficient officer, and believing that he is the Democrat that can carry the largest vote for that office With Mr. Pierce to head the ticket, the Democracy will carry the county. And we hereby pledge ourselves to do all we can for the whole ticket.
Dycusburg, Feb. 20, 1882. March 15, 1882
Dycusburg – Ed. Press – Cumberland very hgih and still rising, and yet it rains.
Business good as could be expected after such a drouth as we had last year.
Our city election passed off last Monday quietly, Bascon Hill was reelected police judge and Thomas A. Crouch, the ugliest man in the city, marshall.
Parson J.W. Wells, James Ray, and J.B. Waddleington have gone up salt river, G.G. Brashier having drawn off and walked through a few days since.
Our public school has closed and Prof. Houser left our town for Lyon county. Mr. Willis Spurier is talking of teaching the summer school, and if he does he will probably start a Greenback paper here.
Good luck to the Press.
April 12, 1882
County Court – Geo. Reed appointed commissioner to look after the interest of bridge on Livingston Creek near Dycusburg.
South Crittenden – Mr. Ed. Again we come asking for space in your valuable journal to write a few lines.
We have been having some nice warm weather. Orchards are now adorned with their robes of beautiful blooms which nature hath brought forth in due season, the air seems perfumed with the fragrant odor of the same, while all around us we can hear the delightful songs of the happy and playful birds echoing in the valley and over the hill which witnesses the fact that they welcome the coming spring, and also causes our minds to run back in the past when our foreparents once too were perfectly happy in the beautiful garden of Eden surrounded with the beautiful flowers and songs of birds; but by transgression today we must meet with trials, afflictions and disappointments, while the fowls of the air seem to be still happy as they have never violated the laws of nature.
Our farmers are making every effort that they can put forth to raise a crop.
F.M. Wright, of Union county has been among us recently.
G.L. Whitt is still improving his farm, he had a barn raised a few days since.
James R. Rhyne’s daughter, Florence, will return home in a few days from Louisville where she has been for over six months under medical treatment, her eyes having recovered she will soon be at home to gladden the hearts of her parents who have been waiting with an anxious heart for her return.
The people of this section would be benefited very much by a direct line from Marion to Dycusburg.
April 19, 1882
Dycusburg – Well, Mr. Editor, this is April 15th down here, and everything looks lovely here, and in fact is lovely, except our police court, which is badly demoralized. His honor had before him, I mean city judge, four persons charged with a breach of peace. One Leathy called for a separate trial, which was granted, and Leathy proved herself innocent as charge din warrant and the judge bid her go her way and sin no more. Then the Oney case was called and found guilty, and fine assessed at one dollar and trimmings.
Then Mollie appeared before his honor and plead not guilty. But the judge, after investigating the charge, begged to differ with Mollie and said he would make it light with her, owing to her beauty, and assessed one dollar and cost.
Then came the Thulia case, called a breach of the peace, and while his honor was taking the testimony in the Thulias case, Mollie struck Thulia in the face with her fist and ran out of the court room, and our city marshal could not stop here [sic], and this “busted” up our city court for the time being, and our marshall has wrote up his resignation, and the judges is asking the boys does the cats jump, and Thulia is happy for her fine was never assessed and her and Mollie go free and the curtains fall.
The Yandell mines are in full blast again.
T.C. Campbell is in town with his good clothes on, he is going to Paducah with his tobacco.