|FOURTH YEAR||HENRY, ILLINOIS, APRIL 17, 1890
This newspaper was found under the flooring of the J.D. Ball home near Toluca when the home was recently demolished to build a new home for the present owners, Gaylord and Marcia Schmillen. Unfortunately the existance of this paper and others were discovered too late to save it intact. I will attempt to record as much of the paper as possible "as written". I want to thank Ken, Gaylord and Marcia Schmillen for letting me borrow this paper to record.
The people of Wenona are agitating the question of a new school house. A vote at the school election will decide it.
Arbor day in the Streator schools will be observed by the planting of $50 worth of trees, the board having appropriated that amount and ordered a half holiday.
At the municiple election in Galesburg, Tuesday, the high license party elected five out of seven aldermen, which makes the council stand eight to six in favor of higher license. The license will probably be raised from $1,000 to $1,200 or $1,500. -- Galva News.
Hon. John C. Campbell, chairman of the State Democratic Central Committee, was buried at Streator on Sunday, March 30. Mr. Campell was an honored member of the G.A.R. Large delegations of prominent democrats were present from Chicago, Joliet, Ottawa and Aurora.
Readers of local papers make a mistake in not preserving a copy of each issue for a year and having them bound in book form. The cost is but trifling and they would thus have a library of local history that would be invaluable for reference and a never failing source of pleasure in old age.
A Wichita paper is responsible for the following: A young married couple giving their first baby an airing in a new carriage just bought, noticed a look of amusement on all they passed, which generally ended in a boisterous laugh. One of them went on ahead to reconoiter, and as she neared the carriage on her return her eyes bulged and her face flamed as she saw on the front of the carriage a placard which bore the legend, "Our Own Make."
Early to bed and early to rise, pro and con, take your choice: "The lark came up to meet the sun and carol forth his lay; the farmer's son took down his gun and at him blazed away. The busy bee arose at five and hummed the meadows o'er; the farmer's wife went for his hive and robbed him of his store. The little ant rose early too, his labor to begin; the greedy sparrow that way flew and took his ant-ship in. O, birds and bees and ants be wise, in proverbs take no stock; like men, refuse from bed to rise, till half past eight o'clock."
The following difficult problem is going the rounds of the press. A man purchased groceries to the amount of 34 cents. When he came to pay for the goods he found he had only a $1, a 3 cent piece and a 2 cent piece. The grocer on his side, had a 50 cent piece and a quarter. They appealed to a by-stander for change, but he although willing to oblige them, had only two dimes, a 2 cent piece and a 1 cent piece. After some perplexity, however, change was made to the satisfaction of everybody concerned. What was the simplest way of accomplishing this?
The U. S. Express Co. spent probably not less than $20,000 prosecuting and persecuting Heman Chapman, over and above the $14,000 lost and the $4,500 indemity awarded him, but the terror they were to strike into the hearts of those having designs upon their money packages by this vengeful proceeding has not panned out according to programme. The disappearance of cash still continues. On Wednesday a package containing $10,000 disappeared in Chicago from a wagon of the company with two men in it and the money in a safe, or supposed to be, besides.
Schweinfurth, an ex-Methodist preacher, who for some time has been living near Rockford, styling his home "heaven", with a number of female converts who are called angels, and claiming to be "the representative of the son of God" in one of his sermons at "heaven" recently reiterated his claim of being Savior, and insisted that he had power to raise the dead, and work miracles. He claimed that a two year old boy at "heaven" had died a short time ago and that he had restored the lad to life and health by the laying on of hands. His followers readily believe all of these statements and worship him as the son of God. Schweinfurth is growing rich rapidly, many wealthy farmers have joined his flock and deeded their farms and land to him "for the good of the cause" -- Woodhull Dispatch
A little thoughtfulness on the part of the subscribers to a county newspaper will aid the publisher in presenting the news. False modesty often causes the omission of readable items, often times of general interest. A county editor can not be everywhere. He often has more than he can attend to, besides (Continued Column 2)
(...torn off...) for the paper. But (...torn...) bers depending on its (...torn...) for its existance and (...torn...) against close competition, afford to attend alone to this part of the work. A few minutes work on the part of one familiar with the facts, will oftimes save hours to the publisher, who has to search to find some one conversant with the facts. If there is a death or marriage among your nearest friends, delegate some one to furnish all the facts about the case to the printers. We do not mean to write a long obituary or marriage notice; but in case of death, give time of death, cause, age, family connections, prominent events of life, general characteristics, places in which the deceased lived, where buried, the officiating clergymen, etc. Such a policy would save many articles ending with "a more extended notice next week." If you do not furnish the editor with any facts of any items you may know, do not blame him for not publishing it.
In last week's issue the Republican propounds a number of questions. As it it assumes as "facts" matters of which we know nothing and, if true, would have no bearing upon the question of tariff reduction, we do not care to enter into a discussion of them, especially where the animus of the writer is so clearly exposed as it is in the article in question.
The issue that is championed by the democratic party is not that free trade is a good thing for England, or a bad thing. That is a question that concerns only themselves, and they must dispose of it as they see proper, they don't ask us to help them.
The question for us to consider is, whether it is better to maintain an excessive war tariff imposed to meet the expenses of a stupendous war, and which was admitted to be a great burden upon the agricultural and laboring people, or whether it is better, now after twenty-five years of peace, to reduce the war tariff and relieve those classes who are being borne down by the burden.
There is no one trying to foist free trade upon the country. This fighting free trade is simply building a man of straw for the pleasure of knocking him down, so far as it has any bearing upon the question of tariff reduction.
We are not one who believes that the tariff is responsible for all that happens to a country, but we do believe that the excessive tariff is an important factor in the depression and stagnation of business over the entire country, and we further believe that an earnest and genuine reduction of the tariff would greatly alleviate those interests which are now as depressed.
The question of tariff reduction seems to be a vital one for the American voter to consider, especially the farmers. Some cause has driven the farmer of New England to desert his farm, the farmer of Pennsylvania to go into bankruptcy, and is making the farmer of the west the tenant of any exacting landlord. That the high tariff is responsible for much of the trouble is generally admitted. A calm, dispassionate, unprejudiced study of the question should be given to it by every honest minded man, and when his mind is made up, after viewing the question in all its bearings, let him cast his vote for what he thinks is the best interest of the whole country.
The following is a synopsis of the decisions of the United States courts on the laws governing subscriptions to newspapers and periodicals. It should be cut out and preserved for reference.
1. Subscribers who do not express notice to the contrary are considered as
wishing to renew their subscriptions.
Under the late laws a publisher can arrest for fraud anyone who takes a paper and refuses to pay for it. Anyone who lets his paper run along for some time unpaid and then orders post-master to mark it "refused" lays himself liable to arrest and fine.
We clip from last weeks exchanges a number of cases where boys have been killed or seriously injured by jumping on and off cars when in motion. It would seem that these recurring cases would serve as a (continued column3)
warning to every man and boy to keep off of moving trains when they have no business their:
In Ransom, a few days ago a fifteen year old boy, son of John Merrman,
while trying to get on a train in motion fell under the cars and lost both
feet. -- Minonk Blade
Oliver Cole, a man about 30 years of age, in attempting to board a stock train fell between the cars and both legs were completely severed quite close to the body. He was taken into the depot and surgical assistance summoned, but though conscious and apparently suffering but little, he died about half past eleven. -- Dixon Sun
A young man named Tom Butler, while trying to steal a ride on a freight train at the Central yards, Tuesday night, fell under the wheels and had a leg run over, necessitating amputation at the knee. -- La Salle Democrat-Press
A 15-year old boy of Quincy, Ill., played truant from school and visited the railroad yards, where he had a leg cut of by the cars -- Peoria Journal
Last Sunday Jule Dickman, a boy about 12 years old, jumped on a moving freight train, rode a short distance and then jumped off, striking the ground in such a way that he broke his left leg below the knee. Both bones are broken and he is in a bad condition - Utica Gazette.
When it is taken into consideration that these cases all happened in a radius of 50 miles, in one week, the list over the country must be appalling.
Saturday is school election.
The quiet of our little village has not been disturbed since
our last letter, consequently news is scarce, and your "Spy" has not much
to report this week.
Last Friday afternoon as Mrs. George Tarbill was crossing the
railroad track west of Mr. Campbell;s tore going towards mrs. Tesmer's, a
heavy freight train came along from the south and struck her in the back
and tossed her in the air and she fell into the ditch about thirty feet north
of where she was struck by the engine. The locomotive gave a tremendous
whistle. It is a great mystery that such an intelligent, intellectual
energetic woman that has resided near the railroad track should be overtaken
in that way. She was seen by many people as the whistle shrieked, and
mr. martland thought she had cleared the track. She was taken up
unconscious and has remained so.
Grandma Cartwright sits at the table and eats with the
(From another correspondent.)
BUCK SHOT NEWS
The heavy rainfall of Sunday has suspended all farm work for
a day or two.
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We have had a good rain and the farmers are
Mrs. P. Hennessey, who has been ill for some time,
is now recovering from her illness.
We think the cold wave has come; we heard there
was one predicted.
Sid Chance met with quite a painful accident on
last Monday by getting his hand badly cut.
J. M. WILLIAMS
West, or to Peoria
No. 19 Accommodation .....6:30 a m
East, or to Chicago
No. 2 Passenger ................8:55 a m
Beautiful spring has come at last.
STATE OF ILLINOIS
James Thompson vs Amy Thompson in Chancery.
Affidavit of the non-residence of Amy Thompson, the defendant above
named, having been filed in the office of the Clerk of said Circuit Court
of Marshall County, notice is hereby given to the said non-resident defendant
that the complainant has filed his bill of complaint in said Court on the
Chancery side thereof on the fifteenth day of April, A.D., 1890, and that
a summons thereupon issued out of said Court against said defendant, returnable
on the first Monday of June, A.D., 1890, as is by law required.
JOHN B. WRIGHT, Clerk
T. F. CLOVER, Complainant's Solicitor.
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Will make the season of 1890 as follows: Mondays at owner's stables, Tuesdays at mt. Palatine, Wednesdays at Magnolia, Thursdays at OxBow, Fridays at home and Saturdays at Melick's stables at Henry.
Bay horse, 16 hands high, foaled April 30, 1882, by Annapolis: 1st
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1st dam Indianola, by Bavard, sire of Emma B., record 2:22 1/3, and Bliss,
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"TRUE FRENCH," (6199)
Was foaled April 29, 1886, imported in dam 1885 by D. H. Vandalah, of Lexington, Ill.
True French was bred by M. Lefeuvre, Commune of Maroles
les Braults, Department of Santhe, France. Got by Pleador II
(5606) by Sultan (4713) has been duly
entered for registry in Vol 1V of the Percheron Stud Book of America; his
recorded number is 6199.
TERMS: $15 to insure colt to stand up and suck. $12 1/2 to run own
risk, money due when mare is known to be with foal. Care will be taken to
prevent accidents, but will not be responsible should any occur,
JAMES QUINN, Owner.
Can they make money at present prices?
Have their Grain and Seeds
It will handle Grain and Seeds
It will save enough extra grain (which other machines will waste)
to pay all threshing expenses, and often three to five times that amount.
Such Threshing Machinery is made only by
When Baby was sick, we gave her Castoria,
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