Roscoe History: Next Week in... 1877


ROCKTON HERALD, Rockton, Ills, Friday Morning, May 4, 1877


The lecture spoken of last week did not come off on Friday evening, as was expected, the cause I have not learned.

On Saturday, weather being cold and stormy, it was a good day for a law suit, so Henry Schellenger sued John Peters before Justice Rhodes for shutting up his cows. Vincent and Paul Brodeur, of Beloit, spouted some law and a good deal of blackguard, when the case was decided for the defendant.

Sunday evening temperance lecture was given by Prof. Kyle in the Cong. Church.

Monday evening a Phrenological lecture. He gave notice of another on Tuesday evening, but during the day he left without paying his board bill.

Newton Lovesee died on Monday afternoon, of consumption, and was buried on Wednesday.

J. Reed has bought the Harris Jenks house and will move it across the creek. N. J. Lovejoy has bought the old Smith Jenks farm.

Several of the school "marms" have commenced their summer schools.


I wish to thank the young friends who sang so beautifully in front of my house last Wednesday evening.

Chauncey Pettibone


Ice a half inch thick last Sunday night.

The snow storm of last Saturday has given gardening a decided back-set. Green leaves on tree and shrub in a snow storm are rarities not often seen.

Some three or four of the Rockton boys started for Black Hills last week. The Black Hills [gold] fever is on the increase, several young men are talking pretty strongly of taking a trip there.

Beloit has 14 establishments for making drunkards, and all running under the sanction of their laws.


Thursday April 26, was generally observed throughout Minnesota as a day of fasting and prayer for deliverance from the grasshoppers during the coming season.

Ralph Waldo Emerson will get up in the middle of the night to jot down of thought or see whether there is a mouse in the trap.

You never saw a man who amounted to anything for action who had a little pinched up nose, ears or mouth - Mary Clemmer

Flies that have lain dormant all winter are coming out and shaking themselves.

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