The February 1887 Daily Crank Newspaper, Hennepin, Illinois
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A complete transcription of the February, 1887 issues of The Daily Crank newspaper;
C. H. Eddy, Publisher, Hennepin, Illinois; from the microfilm:  
"Miscellaneous Newspapers. Belleville Shiloh Drummer 7/15/1965 thru Villa Grove News O 2, 1953 and Indianapolis, IN Charger, Je 24, 1966 thru Kingston, Jamaica Gleaner, F 21, 1965. A-7723. M-99." - Illinois State Historical Library, Old State Capitol, Springfield, Illinois 62701.

The individuals mentioned in the February, 1887 issues of The Daily Crank are:

Phil Armour; the Chicago meat processing tycoon, Rev. Baker, Jery. Beck; of Pekin, John Bigley, Conrad Brand, Mrs. Mattie Broomfield, Rev. Burr, Judge Cassell, Mrs. W. H. Casson, Henry C. Clemans, Mrs. Nelson Cofold, Rev. A. M. Conard, Mrs. Geo. Dent, Flaugher; the bootlegger, Glass, Greiner, Mike Kelly; the Chicago base ball player, Geo. Lanktree, H. H. Leech, John W. Leech, Mina Lucas, Rev. McCreight, Mrs. Anna Merriet, J. R. W. Morgan, "Nat"; of Walnut, Mr. Read; of Chicago, Isaac Reichwine, L. C. Rousseau, J. H. Seaton, William Sill, Miss Minnie Simington, Stanley; the explorer of Africa, Dr. Stanton, Charles Towle, John Towle's little boy, Almon, Chas. Trerwiller, David Turner, John Tures, Miss Anna C. Tures, W. C. Patterson, Mr. Wells; the Tonica broom man, William Thomas, Sam Willis, Prof. Willis, Henry Winterscheitd, Geo. Young, Dick Dead Eye; the horse, and Fly; the horse.

The last names (only) mentioned in the February, 1887 issues of The Daily Crank are:

Armour, Baker, Beck, Bigley, Brand, Broomfield, Burr, Cassell, Casson, Clemans, Cofold, Conard, Dent, Flaugher, Glass, Greiner, Kelly, Lanktree, Leech, Lucas, McCreight, Merriet, Morgan, Read, Reichwine, Rousseau, Seaton, Sill, Simington, Stanton, Stanley, Towle, Trerwiller, Turner, Tures, Patterson, Wells, Thomas, Willis, Winterscheitd, Young, Dick Dead Eye; the horse, and Fly; the horse.


The Daily Crank.
Vol. 1, No. 5.
Hennepin, Ill., February 5, 1887.
Terms, Per Week, Three Cents.

United States Signal Service Report.

Temperature at 7 A.M. 22 above.
Highest in last 24 hours ............ 24 above
Lowest in last 24 hours ............ 3 below

Mr. H. H. Leech is back from the west to spend a few weeks with his folks.

Lost: - a cross-eyed darning needle, cork screw and a black dog. The finder will be liable to get hurt unless he returns the same to J. R. W. Morgan.

The first use of an umbrella.

For many centuries the umbrella had been in common use in China and Japan before it was introduced into European countries, about 200 years ago. It was introduced into London by Jonas Hanway, a benevolent and eccentric old gentleman. When he first raised his umbrella, on a rainy day, he found it of unexpected use in keeping off a shower of sticks and stones, with which the street boys pelted him. For a long while it was considered effeminate and ridiculous to use an umbrella.

In 1886 the colored people of Georgia owned 802,439 acres of land and the total valuation of property owned by the colored people was $8,655,208.

The pferdstrasseeisenbahnwagen is what the Germans call street car.


The Daily Crank.
Vol. 1, No. 6.
Hennepin, Ill., February 7, 1887.
Terms, Per Week, Three Cents.

United States Signal Service Report.

Temperature at 7 A.M. 31 above.
Highest in last 24 hours ............ 38 above
Lowest in last 24 hours ............ 31 above

There will be a meeting at the Cong'l church this evening, tomorrow afternoon and evening.

Henry Winterscheitd returned this morning from Nebraska.

We now have 100 subscribers.

Lost -- A large boy with his hair cut curley wore a mutton chop coat with a bean soup lining, when last seen he had on his father's shoes and was shoveling Wind off the Court house to raise three cents for subscription to the DAILY CRANK. Anybody giving information about this boy will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

The board had the ferry channel opened yesterday afternoon. The rain made crossing on the ice unsafe.

Greine's old horse, Fly, died Sunday evening. She was 29 years old.

The entertainment given by Prof. Willis at the G.A.R. hall Saturday evening was good and the audience was fair.


The Daily Crank.
Vol. 1, No. 14.
Hennepin, Ill., February 16, 1887.
Terms, Per Week, Three Cents.

United States Signal Service Report.

Highest in last 24 hours ............ 35 above
Lowest in last 24 hours ............ 20 above
Temperature at 7 A.M. 22 above.

The gorge has no inclination to go toward the Mississippi.

The mail was taken yesterday by the same route as it was the day before by Rousseau and Glass. It will be taken to day by the same route.

The river is about at a stand still.

Sales are getting pretty thick, William Sill on the 17th, Conrad Brand, on the 21st, Henry C. Clemans on the 24th, and Chas. Trerwiller on the 26th.

Mr. Stanley the explorer, says that the greatest difficulty encountered in building railroads in Africa is that the ostriches eat up the rails as fast as they are laid. -- Norristown Herald.

Those who use our goods become very much attached to them, is what a porous plaster company seriously announces. -- Democrat

We are slack of news in this issue. We will have more when some happens.


The Daily Crank.
Vol. 1, No. 16.
Hennepin, Ill., February 18, 1887.
Terms, Per Week, Three Cents.

United States Signal Service Report.

Highest in last 24 hours ............ 43 above
Lowest in last 24 hours ............ 22 above
Temperature at 7 A.M. 31 above.

Jery. Beck of Pekin, was here this week.

More snow this morning, don=B9t look very much like Spring.

Last night the river raised 2 inches and the gorge went out from below.

Mike Kelly the great catcher and right fielder of the Chicago Base Ball Club, has been sold to the Boston Club for $10,000. He will receive a salary of $5,000 for service in the Boston club this season.

"Nat" of Walnut, advertises for a chemist capable of subtracting the "drunk" out of whisky sold thereabouts. - Princeton Tribune. It is not the "drunk" that troubles the boys. It is the "big head" the next day they want out.

Phil Armour kills 4000 hogs a day, but the man who gets his hair cut Saturday night was in town yesterday.

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The Daily Crank.
Vol. 1, No. 17.
Hennepin, Ill., February 19, 1887.
Terms, Per Week, Three Cents.

United States Signal Service Report.

Highest in last 24 hours ............ 31 above
Lowest in last 24 hours ............ 16 above
Temperature at 7 A.M. 18 above.

The river has raised, altogether, 10 inches.

J. H. Seaton returned last night from a trip to Rock Island.

L. C. Rousseau got his horses out of the bottom yesterday afternoon. They went down with the ferry boat and the Carrier.

A number of Mina Lucas's friends went in and surprised her, Thursday evening, and a very pleasant evening was spent.

Miss Anna C. Tures and John W. Leech, both of Hennepin, were married, Thursday evening at the residence of the brides father, John Tures. Rev. A. M. Conard was the officiating clergyman. The bride looked "too sweet" in lavender satin and white lace, while the groom was supremely happy. The presents were numerous and elegant. -- D.F.

The mail started from the wharf at the foot of High street, yesterday.

A man is a two legged, eccentric animal that deals in politics, religion and general merchandise.


The Daily Crank.
Vol. 1, No. 18.
Hennepin, Ill., February 21, 1887.
Terms, Per Week, Three Cents.

United States Signal Service Report.

Highest in last 24 hours ............ 31 above
Lowest in last 24 hours ............ 18 above
Temperature at 7 A.M. 28 above.

More snow.

A number of men started to Bureau, after a load of freight and the papers, yesterday morning at 10 o'clock and got back about 6 o'clock.

Wanted: A boy at this office. Call at once.

It was snowing very hard yesterday afternoon. We suppose you don't know this.

Sam Willis, of Florid, moved into the art gallery last week.

The hunters have begun to arrive, but the ducks have not.

Doctor-- Well, Pat, have you taken that box of pills I sent you? Pat-- Yes, Sir, he jabbers, I have, but I don't feel any better. Maybe the lid hasn't come off yet. -- Farm and Fireside.

Dick Dead Eye, and many other celebrated trotters are to be sold, February 24th.


The Daily Crank.
Vol. 1, No. 19.
Hennepin, Ill., February 22, 1887.
Terms, Per Week, Three Cents.

United States Signal Service Report.

Highest in last 24 hours ............ 33 above
Lowest in last 24 hours ............ 28 above
Temperature at 7 A.M. 29 above.

This is the 155th anniversary of the birth of George Washington.

Yesterday an effort was made, before Judge Cassell, to secure the release of Flaugher now in jail for selling liquor without license, under the pauper act. The judge decided that his court had no jurisdiction in the case, so Flaugher still languishes in jail.

Mrs. Nelson Cofold was taken very sick Sunday night.

Rev. McCreight's brother of Chicago is making him a visit.

Our mail is getting regular again.

The Ladies Mite Society will give a 10 cent dinner, at the residence of Charles Towle, next Thursday.

Probate Court convened yesterday, with Judge Cassell on the bench.

Conrad Brand's sale came off yesterday.

The freight house in Bureau is very full of freight, and they are getting it over as fast as they can.

Mr. Wells, the Tonica broom man, was in town yesterday, with a fine lot of brooms.


The Daily Crank.
Vol. 1, No. 21.
Hennepin, Ill., February 24, 1887.

United States Signal Service Report.

Highest in last 24 hours ............ 38 above
Lowest in last 24 hours ............ 13 above
Temperature at 7 A.M. 14 above.

Married. Mrs. Mattie Broomfield, and William Thomas, both of Hennepin, at the residence of the bride 2 miles East of Hennepin, at 11 o'clock.

We are in receipt of a letter at this office with no name signed. We will not publish letters which have no signature.

The turnpike is beginning to emerge from the flood.

Lent has begun; but borrowing money is in vogue, every day in the year.

The highest time on record: --The Strasbourg clock.

A young man who is in the habit of running around nights, says every dog in town likes him. He is sure of this, because they have all tasted him at some time or another.

Mr. Read, of Chicago, has been here for the past few days, for the purpose of leasing land, in the bottom for a shooting ground. He procured all except that belonging to Dr, Stanton and Geo. Lanktree, and now persons living here, desiring to shoot on these grounds can do so by obtaining a permit, which can be procured from W. C. Patterson upon certain conditions.


The Daily Crank.
Vol. 1, No. 22.
Hennepin, Ill., February 25, 1887.

United States Signal Service Report.

Highest in last 24 hours ............ 20 above
Lowest in last 24 hours ............ 11 above
Temperature at 7 A.M. 21 above.

The mail went in the big boat this morning. They will bring back a load of freight.

The 10 cent dinner, yesterday, was a great success, every body got a good square meal and went away happy. The receipts were $6.80.

Geo. Young shipped a fine lot of chickens this morning.

What is the matter with a base ball club in Hennepin this summer? Talk her up boys.

We will enlarge our paper as soon as our goods arrive.

A Striking Character: - John L. Sullivan.

Anarchists are not very good, but they ought to die young just the same.

If you want to call a man the meanest thing you can think of, just say, "Mister you are a member of the Cook County Board".

The mail went yesterday morning and afternoon in a small skiff, the cold snap froze up the bottom so that they couldn=B9t get through with the big boat.


The Daily Crank.
Vol. 1, No. 23.
Hennepin, Ill., February 26, 1887.

United States Signal Service Report.

Highest in last 24 hours ............ 44 above
Lowest in last 24 hours ............ 24 above
Temperature at 7 A.M. 30 above.

Mrs. Anna Merriet of Capron, Ill. is visiting her parents here.

Geo. Lanktree went away this morning, but where we cannot imagine.

There was a donation party at Rev. Conard's last night which was quite well attended.

It is a spot of ill luck to be one of thirteen at the table when there is only food enough for six.

A whaler: - A school teacher.

John Bigley lost a fine cow this week.

David Turner went to Bureau yesterday morning.

Isaac Reichwine returned this morning from a trip to Pennsylvania.

Rev. Burr went away yesterday and will return Monday.

Quarterly meeting tomorrow at the M. E. church. Rev. Baker will preach to-night and tomorrow morning.

Chas. Trerwiller's sale takes place to-day.


The Daily Crank.
Vol. 1, No. 24.
Hennepin, Ill., February 28, 1887.

United States Signal Service Report.

Highest in last 24 hours ............ 31 above
Lowest in last 24 hours ............ 8 above
Temperature at 7 A.M. 18 above.

Miss Minnie Simington returned home yesterday morning from a trip to Chicago.

Yesterday afternoon the ice gorged in front of town. It is mostly new ice that formed Saturday night.

John Towle's little boy, Almon, is sick with scarlet fever.

Mrs. Geo. Dent died at Peoria, Friday night at 11 o'clock.

Trerwiller's sale on Saturday attracted a large crowd, and things sold well.

The longest waisted wind storm of the season raged Saturday and Sunday. No damage ensued so far as learned.

Dr. Stanton is on the sick list.

Mrs. W. H. Casson is quite ill.

The roads are very rough.

The Circuit court convenes next week of course it will rain or snow.


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