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(Moult Pulaski, ill.) THURSDAY. DECEMBER 21o 1961 :!;;: i : i : LIMITED PRACTICE OF EARLY LAWYERS Horace H. Ballou was an early lawyer, who located at Mount Pulaski in the 40's and practiced in a limited way. The early justices of the peace also trans- acted legal business," as far as conveyancing, writing of wills and the like were concerned and in the Blackhawk War and came to Logan county the year before the county was organized. He was justice of the peace for 16 years, moved to Mt. Pulaski in i1842 and conducted the old Mt. !Pulaski House. He died in land the manner of his death was !somewhat obscured, but it was j supposed that he was murdered ifor his money. He left his widow attended to minor legal matters !29 acres of land in the city limits for the pioneers. Nathaniel M. 'of Mt. Pulaski, with a fine or- Whitaker located in Mt. Pulaski chard of 500 trees. and divided his time between The first lawyers of the Logan running a hotel, acting as ]us- .county bar, in the sense of being tice of th race c,'v-, " actual practitioners were Lionel e -_ , bl in, advice to clients, drawing up legal pa- ; P. Lacey, William Young and pers and trying a small law suit, :Samuel Parks. now and then.  These three began the practice He was born in Hamilton Co., of law, during the last years of Ohio, in 1808, served a year Postville regime. THIS WILL TAKE YOU BACX A FEW 1'Z Front Row: Mrs. Minnie Remine Wylie, Mrs. Bessie Capps White (daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Capps), Charles Capps (brother to Jabez Capps), Mrs. Charles Capps (formerly Elizabeth Gobbett), Jean Wylie (son of Mrs. Alice Capps Wylie). Back Row: Rae Wylie (holding son Keith) son of Alice Capps Wylie, Miss Katherine Snyder (daughter of Frances Capps Snyder), Mrs. Alice Capps Wylie (dau- ghter of Chas. and Elizabeth Capps), Miss Amy Capps (daughter of Chas. and Elizabeth l Bookkeeper $500.00 On Charge (1914) Mattie Fant, the young girl who kept books for Mt. Pulaski Collieries Co., was $500 in her suit for Linst the company in circuit court recently. The had always borne an excel- :reputation and the verdict of court in the case was wel- by many friends who stood since the beginning of the Mt. Pulaski Collieries Co. a mutual organization of a of colored men in the of that name, who organiz- to run the coal mine. Miss was engaged by them to after the records of the corn- and to keep their accounts. ago she made some in bookkeeping and the aPany is said to have accused of embezzlement. She insti- suit for slander in the elf- court. The case was called the defendants, tlbe Collier- failed to appear. On in their appearance Harris instructed the jury assess damages as they saw The jury was out but a short when they reported the vet- The First National Bank ef had examined the books the company, as Miss Fant kept them, and found them correct. --Lincoln News-Herald. Mt. Pulaski coal mine is now being operated by the Pulaski Colleries Co., but by Mt. Pulaski Miners' Associ- this change having been some time ago. / TO BUILD CROSSING (Jan. 27 1938) deeds and the open- of bids for the overhead on the southeast edge of Pulaski the first of the week considerable activity in preparation for spring con- work 'on this big un- in connection with the ling of Route 100 thru here. overhead crossing which over the Illinois Central and Route 121, will be 600 in length, including two foot spans, two 67h foot and six 54 foot spans. uired for the job will be ,100 pounds of steel, 143 cub- of concrete for piling concrete construction for 600 feet of floor- and SAM Wylie), Mrs. Maude Lyons (daughter of Alice Capps Wylie) only adult living, 1383 Sunset, Decatur, Ill, 87 years, James Lyons, Arthur (Artie) Capps (son of Chas. and Elizabeth Capps), Mrs. Sadie Capps (Arthur's wife), Mrs. Gertie Wylie (Jean's wife). The children in front are: Bessie Lyons, Dorothy and Marjorie White, Helen Capps, Clifton Wylie, Ruth Capps, Tommy Capps and Norwood Clark. --Courtesy of Mrs. Jeanette Kitchen, Dawson, Illinois. RICHARD'S TAVERN /i- ...... _'j / I / / / ./ /," Our sincere wishes for a happy holiday to all the good friends whom it has been such a pleasure to serve. Liesman's Barber Shop ' HEARTIEST We're coming your way with best wishes for a happy holiday and many thanks for your patronage. .... AIIsopp Sand & Gravel :i !i:!ii{:!: 5! .,: :. ::::::::::::::::::::::::::: "s Santa said to the reindeer, "It's a real privilege to serve so many wonderful people." We are proud and thankful for the privilege of serving you, and we wish you a very happy holiday. Mc0UILLAN IMPLEMENT