THE GALENA GAZETTE
Jan. 12, 1864
Page 3 Col. #1
GOING TO DIXIE
"BRIGADIER General J.A. RAWLINS, Major W.R. ROWLEY (or Bowley), and Captain William Vincent, all leave the city this morning for the seat of war. Their society has been a rich social treat to their friends in Galena. They are three as good men and brave officers as ever wielded a sword."
HAVE YOU A WIFE?
"If not get one, but before doing so go to T.H. Gelston's and get some of his fine buck -wheat flour, golden syrup, and excellent coffee,--then see if she don't smile on you while eating that first breakfast. You will also want to buy her one of those fancy traveling baskets, a few barrels of green apples and some choice teas. Gelston ___ all these articles and many more. He will sell you goods as cheap as any one in the city, and send them to your house besides. Call and see him."
FUNERAL OF SAMUEL HUGHLETT
"The funeral of Mr. HUGHLETT, from the Bench Street M.E. Church, on Friday morning, was largely attended. Notwithstanding the extreme severity of the weather, the house was filled with his friends and acquaintances from the surrounding mining country. The discourse was delivered by Rev. HOOPER CREWS, of Joliet, who had been summoned by telegraph, at Mr. HUGHLETT's request, to visit him in his sickness, but was detained by the storm, and only arrived in time to attend his funeral. Mr. HUGHLETT was born in Davidson county, Tenn., in 1808. When a boy he removed to Missouri with his father and brothers. He came to this country in November, 1831. Was in the fort at Elizabeth and fought in the Black Hawk war of 1831. After the war he made his home at Elizabeth, digging in with Mr. HITT, who is still living at that place, two years--after which he served a term as Deputy Sheriff, under Alex YOUNG. In 1835 or '36, he removed to Dubuque and commenced smelting for Mr. WALLER. In the winter of 1837 he again removed to Galena and bought half interest in the furnace of R. W. BRUSH--the ruins of which furnace stand near the family residence. He remained in partnership with Mr. BRUSH for some time, when Mr. B. sold out his interest to Messrs. Henry CORNWITH, of this city and Jefferson CRAWFORD, of Hazel Green, who continued the business until 1854, under the firm name of S. HUGHLETT & Co., when Mr. HUGHLETT became the sole proprietor of the business. In 1861 he received into partnership with him his son Thomas B. HUGHLETT, who remained with him until the death of his father, and by whom the business will continue to be carried on. Mr. HUGHLETT, for several years carried on the Smelting business at Elizabeth, being connected with Augustus ESTEY, of this city, Benj. TART, Henry GREEN, and W. GOLDTHORP, as partners. Mr. H. was an honest, persevering and successful business man--having in a few years amassed a handsome fortune. He was a real friend to the poor and needy--to him an appeal was seldom made in vain--never when satisfied the object was worthy--and scores of families in this city have been recipients of his bounty, without knowing from whence came the timely aid. He gave to relieve, from a heart always in sympathy with the suffering--never for show or to have the praise of men. Many a miner, too, in speaking of Mr. H., will tell of his kindness in affording aid to enable them to pros_ente their mining, where they have been discouraged and in need of help. A benevolent man--a leading old citizen--an honest man has passed away. Who will fill his place--who will help the poor--who will relieve the distressed now?"