The March 1887 Daily Crank Newspaper, Hennepin, Illinois
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by Mike O¹Neal, May, 2004.

A complete transcription of the March, 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 March, 1887 issues of The Daily Crank are:

Mr. Adams; the temperance lecturer, Mary Anderson, Ed Barmore, Henry Ward Beecher, Mrs. Dick Bowman, W. L. Bragg; of Alabama, John Brewer, Brightman, Rev. Burr, Emma G. Brumfield, Burg, John Carman, Assessor; John Carman, The Carrier, Miss Margaret Casson, W. H. Casson, Grover Coleman; son of John R. Coleman, Jno. Coleman, Judge Cooley, Thomas M. Cooley; of Mich., The Coronet, Mrs. Geo. Cunningham, E. N. Danley, Mrs. G. Danley, The Dauntless, J. Barton Davis, Mrs. O. B. Davis, Adam Deck, Mrs. Geo. Dent, Patrick Dore, Postmaster H. C. Douglas; of Plainfield; Ind., Mrs. Drea[illegible]on, Dr. Duncan, Duncan¹s Restaurant and Bakery, Dunlavy and Peterson, J. M. Durley, Jeff Durley, Capt. James B. Eads, C. H. Eddy; Editor and Proprietor, Road commissioner; Peter Feltes Jr., Miss Julie Fitzpatrick, Gary Flaugher; the bootlegger, Miss Minnie Forney[?]; of Cottage Hill, Miss Lula Garside, John Gowley, Miss Lottie Greiner, Mr. Charley Greiner of Kansas City, Haddock, Benton J. Hall; of Burlington; Iowa, Constable; El. Ham, Mr. Ham, W. D. Ham, The Hennepin String Band, J. F. Hoke, The Steamer Illinois, The Jack Frost, K. Kayl of the Ottawa marble works, Leavitt, D. J. Leech, L. T. Leech, I. B. Lesh, Mrs. Linchard[?], W. H. Main of Boscobel; Wis., C.A. McCormick, Dr. McCormick, G. A. McCormick; M.D., McCormick; of the Chicago base ball club, Mrs. McCormick, Mrs. Merriet; of Capron; Ill., M. V. Montgomery, W. R. Morrison; of Illinois, Ad Mullin, Newcome, Andrew C. Noxon, Noxon; the Druggist, Noxon¹s Drug Store, The Owl; the Carrier¹s old barge, Judge Page of Peoria, W. H. Payne, Miss Millie Peterson; of Sprinkleburg, The Polar Wave, Ramsey, Geo. Read, Supervisor; Anthony Reavey, Rousseau, Schwartz, J. H. Seaton., Miss Jennie Shepherd, F. L. Simpson, Fred Simpson, Hugh Simington, Miss Nellie Simpson, Collector; Jim Simpson, Mrs. Andrew Smith, Geo. F. Stanton, Jack Stewartson, Geo. Taylor, Mrs. T. M. Thompson, Town Clerk; John Towle, George Trendt; of Spring Valley, Chas. Trerwiller, B. B. Unthank, A. F. Walker; of Vermont, Watts, H. L. White, Chester D. Wilson, A daughter of Sam Willis, Jacob Williams, John Willis and son Chester, Sam Willis; the auctioneer, Sammie Willis, and Ed Zenor.

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

Adams, Anderson, Barmore, Beecher, Bowman, Boyd, Bragg, Brewer, Brightman, Brumfield, Burg, Burr, Carman, Casson, Coleman, Cooley, Coronet, Cunningham, Danley, Dauntless, Davis, Deck, Dent, Douglas, Drea[illegible]on, Duncan, Dunlavy, Durley, Eads, Eddy, Feltes, Fitzpatrick, Flaugher, Forney[?] , Garside, Gowley, Greiner, Greiner, Haddock, Hall, Ham, Hennepin string band, Hoke, Kayl, Leavitt, Leech, Lesh, Linchard, Main, McCormick, Merriet, Montgomery, Morrison, Mullin, Newcome, Noxon, Page, Patrick Dore, Payne, Peterson, Ramsey, Read, Reavey, Rousseau, Schoonmaker, Schwartz, Seaton, Shepherd, Simington, Simpson, Smith, Stanton, Stewartson, Taylor, The Carrier, The Jack Frost, The Owl; the Carrier¹s old barge, The Polar Wave, The Steamer Illinois, Thompson, Towle, Trendt, Trerwiller, Unthank, Walker, Watts, White, Williams, Willis, Wilson, and Zenor.

The symbol ???? appeared in the original newspapers.

The symbol ### indicates the beginning / end of an issue.


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The Daily Crank.
Vol. 1, No. 27.
Hennepin, Ill., March 1, 1887.

The remains of Mrs. Geo. Dent are to be interred here to day.

Rev. Burr returned yesterday.

The crossing, or rather lack of crossing, during the past month has made many bridge converts. Let us have a bridge.


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The Daily Crank.
Vol. 1, No. 26.
Hennepin, Ill., March 2, 1887.

United States Signal Service Report.

Highest in last 24 hours ............ 36 above

Lowest in last 24 hours ............ 32 above

Temperature at 7 A.M. 44 above.

There was a rag sewing at the residence of C. A. McCormick last night, which was quite well attended.

More gorge this morning.

Fine weather oooo don¹t crow.

The gorge oooo Chestnut.

March came in as mild as a whole flock of sheep.

Emma G. Brumfield will have a sale Saturday.

There will be another temperance lecture to night.

Jno. Coleman and family will start for Omaha Thursday.

Geo. Taylor, one of the oldest residents of this county died Monday evening, at Florid, aged 75 years.

The ducks are coming in small numbers, and the roar of the shotgun will soon be heard in the land.


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The Daily Crank.
Vol. 1, No. 29.
Hennepin, Ill., March 5, 1887.

United States Signal Service Report.

Highest in last 24 hours ............ 35 above

Lowest in last 24 hours ............ 22 above

Temperature at 7 A.M. 34 above.

Court weather seems to have set in before time but wait until next week and we¹ll have some more.

No temperance lecture to night. Mr. Adams will speak in the Cong¹l church in the morning and at the M. E. church in the evening.

W. H. Payne of Collinsville[?], Ill. is visiting friends here this week.

Mrs. Linchard[?] of Decatur[?] who has been visiting her sister Mrs. G. Danley, returned yesterday morning.

The ferry boat is now running as usual.

A large number of people attended the funeral of Chester D. Wilson, yesterday.

The bill for the redemption of trade dollars is now a law.


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The Daily Crank.
Vol. 1, No. 31.
Hennepin, Ill., March 8, 1887.

The Crank is steadily increasing in circulation. Twenty five new names were added to our list yesterday.

The grand Jury seems to be full of business.

An effort will be made this morning to secure the release of Flaugher from jail.

Dr. Adams, the temperance lecturer, departed yesterday. He addressed two immense audiences Sunday.

Rev. Burr returned home yesterday.

The ferry has been doing a good business this week.

The Interstate commerce bill will go into force April first. After that date members of congress and other dignitaries will have to pay their fare the same as ordinary mortals. This is right.

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The Daily Crank

Terms ............ 3 cents per week.

C. H. Eddy, Editor and Proprietor.

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Court commenced yesterday with Judge Page on the bench. It did not storm, but no telling what it will do before the week is out.

George Trendt, of Spring Valley was in town yesterday visiting his folks.

Mrs. Geo. Cunningham is on the sick list.

Henry Ward Beecher is very sick and is not expected to live.

Boats are getting very numerous.

The Sons of Veterans will have a benefit supper and sale to night.

The roads are very muddy.

Dont be backward about subscribing for this paper.

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ANDREW C. NOXON Dealer in DRUGS, MEDICINES, PERIODICALS. Hennepin, Ill., Office W. U. Telegraph Company.

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ADAM DECK Has a Large Stock of WATCHES AND JEWELRY of all sorts and Prices as Low as the Lowest. Hennepin, Ill.

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Examine our New Line of STOVES AND RANGES. F. L. SIMPSON.

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W. H. CASSON, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW., Office in Court House Hennepin, Ill.

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DUNCAN¹S RESTAURANT AND BAKERY. Warm meals at all hours, 25 cts. Lunches any price. Oysters cooked in any style. Good fresh bread, yeast, cakes, etc., always on hand. Opposite C. & W. Eddy¹s.

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J. M. DURLEY, Dealer in GROCERIES, Dry Goods, Clothing, Boots and Shoes, Hats and Caps. Also Ottawa Flour always on hand and at a reasonable price.

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C. & W. EDDY, Are making extra Low prices on CARPET WARPS. Also Wall Papers.

An investigation will be $$$$ in your pocket.

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United States Signal Service Report.

Highest in last 24 hours ............ 52 above

Lowest in last 24 hours ............ 26 above

Temperature at 7 A.M. 32 above.


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The Daily Crank.
Vol. 1, No. 33.
Hennepin, Ill., March 10, 1887.

[a profile portrait]

A jack knife sketch of the genial and accomplished Judge Page of Peoria.

Gary Flaugher was released from jail last evening.

The grand jury is dismissed.

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The Daily Crank

Terms ............ 3 cents per week.

C. H. Eddy, Editor and Proprietor.

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By the death of Henry Ward Beecher...... illegible ......... and remain before the public so long as Mr. Beecher did and retain so many warm friends. Mr. Beecher was no [illegible] He [illegible] in whatever he undertook he was positive and aggressive. It is as a politician that he is best known, but in all things he was a [illegible] . His views were very broad and his heart great. The value of his services to the government during the rebellion cannot be estimated. His speeches to the common people of England during that trying period created a public sentiment against English Intervention that the Ministry dare not disregard. Mr. Beecher had his [illegible] what men that ever amounted to five cents had not and probably received his full share of abuse; but all this seemed only to draw his friends closer to him. A great man has departed.

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ANDREW C. NOXON Dealer in DRUGS, MEDICINES, PERIODICALS. Hennepin, Ill., Office W. U. Telegraph Company.

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ADAM DECK Has a Large Stock of WATCHES AND JEWELRY of all sorts and Prices as Low as the Lowest. Hennepin, Ill.

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Examine our New Line of STOVES AND RANGES. F. L. SIMPSON.

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W. H. CASSON, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW., Office in Court House Hennepin, Ill.

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DUNCAN¹S RESTAURANT AND BAKERY. Warm meals at all hours, 25 cts. Lunches any price. Oysters cooked in any style. Good fresh bread, yeast, cakes, etc., always on hand. Opposite C. & W. Eddy¹s.

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J. M. DURLEY, Dealer in GROCERIES, Dry Goods, Clothing, Boots and Shoes, Hats and Caps. Also Ottawa Flour always on hand and at a reasonable price.

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DUNCAN¹S RESTAURANT AND BAKERY. Warm meals at all hours, 25 cts. Lunches any price. Oysters cooked in any style. Good fresh bread, yeast, cakes, etc., always on hand. Opposite C. & W. Eddy¹s.

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C. & W. EDDY, Are making extra Low prices on CARPET WARPS. Also Wall Papers. An investigation will be $$$$ in your pocket.

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United States Signal Service Report.

Highest in last 24 hours ............ 45 above

Lowest in last 24 hours ............ 23 above

Temperature at 7 A.M. 30 above.


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The Daily Crank.
Vol. 1, No. 36.
Hennepin, Ill., March 14, 1887.

Jacob Williams horse ran away Saturday evening, breaking the cart in several places.

Mrs. O. B. Davis fell out of the loft of the barn Sunday. She was bruised considerably.

Mrs. Drea[illegible]on who has been visiting friends in the country for the past few months started for her home in Oregon to day.

H. L. White & Co. started their planing mill this morning.

The Carrier arrived from Peoria Saturday with a full load of freight.

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The Daily Crank

Terms ............ 3 cents per week.

C. H. Eddy, Editor and Proprietor.

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We were shown this week by Geo. Trendt a copy of the "Hennepin Daily Crank". A little paper about the size of the palm of your hand published by C. H. Eddy at Hennepin. It is over a month old and still agoing. It is huge.

Chas. Trerwiller has been visiting Henry and Peoria for the past few days.

Miss Nellie Simpson is visiting her sister at Tonica.

John Carman was here over Sunday.

The hunters are making it lively for the ducks.

Mrs. Geo. Cunningham is improving.

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ANDREW C. NOXON Dealer in DRUGS, MEDICINES, PERIODICALS. Hennepin, Ill., Office W. U. Telegraph Company.

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J. M. DURLEY, Dealer in GROCERIES, Dry Goods, Clothing, Boots and Shoes, Hats and Caps. Also Ottawa Flour always on hand and at a reasonable price.

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W. H. CASSON, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW., Office in Court House Hennepin, Ill.

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C. & W. EDDY, Are making extra Low prices on CARPET WARPS. Also Wall Papers.

An investigation will be $$$$ in your pocket.

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MRS. ANDREW SMITH Dealer in MILLINERY, NOTIONS & etc. Ladies dresses & wraps cut and fitted.

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Try a package of the BIG NICK Smoking; or a plug of the JOLLY IKE Chewing tobacco. Both give satisfaction. Sold by J. H. SEATON.

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DUNCAN¹S RESTAURANT AND BAKERY. Warm meals at all hours, 25 cts. Lunches any price. Oysters cooked in any style. Good fresh bread, yeast, cakes, etc., always on hand. Opposite C. & W. Eddy¹s.

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United States Signal Service Report.

Highest in last 24 hours ............ 43 above

Lowest in last 24 hours ............ 19 above

Temperature at 7 A.M. 20 above.


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The Daily Crank.
Vol. 1, No. 37.
Hennepin, Ill., March 15, 1887.

The Owl, the Carrier¹s old barge, came up Saturday night. She came by crank power. But she has no such power as the Daily Crank.

H. L. White & Co. planed about 6000 feet of lumber yesterday.

There will be a grand Ball at G. A. R. hall next Thursday evening March 17th music by Hennepin string band. Tickets 50 cts.

Jack Stewartson spent Sunday evening and a part of Monday in Hennepin.

Miss Lula Garside returned to her home in Peoria yesterday, Miss Millie Peterson, of Sprinkleburg, accompanied her.

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J. M. DURLEY, Dealer in GROCERIES, Dry Goods, Clothing, Boots and Shoes, Hats and Caps. Also Ottawa Flour always on hand and at a reasonable price.

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W. H. CASSON, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW., Office in Court House Hennepin, Ill.

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C. & W. EDDY, Are making extra Low prices on CARPET WARPS. Also Wall Papers. An investigation will be $$$$ in your pocket.

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Try a package of the BIG NICK Smoking; or a plug of the JOLLY IKE Chewing tobacco. Both give satisfaction. Sold by J. H. SEATON.

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The Daily Crank

Terms ............ 3 cents per week.

C. H. Eddy, Editor and Proprietor.

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Although Hennepin does not enjoy railroad communication with the outside world, it does not necessarily follow that it is an old fogy town. Of course a railroad would be a great blessing, but instead of repining it is better to use what advantages we have for the advancement of the best interests of our community. Our water communications enable our grain merchants to compete with other towns in prices. We believe all classes of merchandise can be purchased here as cheaply as elsewhere. It is an undisputed fact that a more reliable class of merchandise is sold in Hennepin than in many other places. The business men of the place are not given to sensationalism in advertising, but they sell good goods, as low as they possibly can, and believe that in the long run this course will pay the best. The Crank believes so, too.

Spring Valley will have an Odd Fellows lodge.

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DUNCAN¹S RESTAURANT AND BAKERY. Warm meals at all hours, 25 cts. Lunches any price. Oysters cooked in any style. Good fresh bread, yeast, cakes, etc., always on hand. Opposite C. & W. Eddy¹s.

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MRS. ANDREW SMITH Dealer in MILLINERY, NOTIONS & etc. Ladies dresses & wraps cut and fitted.

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NOXON the Druggist sells the LONDON HORSE FOOD, Best Condition Powder in the Market. 8 pound boxes for $1.00. Trial size 25 c., Best line patent medicines in the City.

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United States Signal Service Report.

Highest in last 24 hours ............ 34 above

Lowest in last 24 hours ............ 20 above

Temperature at 7 A.M. 20 above.


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The Daily Crank.

Vol. 1, No. 38.

Hennepin, Ill., March 16, 1887.

Miss Margaret Casson is quite ill.

The robins have shown themselves again.

Mrs. Geo. Cunningham is some better.

The Carrier returned last evening from Locyville[?] with a load of coal. She starts for Peoria to day.

H. L. White & Co. planed 7000 feet of lumber yesterday.

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The Daily Crank

Terms ............ 3 cents per week.

C. H. Eddy, Editor and Proprietor.

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Cook county is investigating its county board, and if newspaper rumors are verified some of the boodlers will do the state service at Joliet. It seems almost impossible to secure good government in large cities, and one cause for this is the refusal of the most substantial citizens to become candidates for office. As a consequence the offices fall to men who are statesmen for revenue only. They bleed the public until their conduct becomes unendurable, and then the people revolt and bounce the gang. For a while good government is secured; but people soon become careless and awake some fine morning to learn that another set of ringsters is sucking their blood. If the citizens who are interested in honest government would vote at every election this bad state of affairs would be avoided.

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J. M. DURLEY, Dealer in GROCERIES, Dry Goods, Clothing, Boots and Shoes, Hats and Caps. Also Ottawa Flour always on hand and at a reasonable price.

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W. H. CASSON, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW., Office in Court House Hennepin, Ill.

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C. & W. EDDY, Are making extra Low prices on CARPET WARPS. Also Wall Papers. An investigation will be $$$$ in your pocket.

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Try a package of the BIG NICK Smoking; or a plug of the JOLLY IKE Chewing tobacco. Both give satisfaction. Sold by J. H. SEATON.

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DUNCAN¹S RESTAURANT AND BAKERY. Warm meals at all hours, 25 cts. Lunches any price. Oysters cooked in any style. Good fresh bread, yeast, cakes, etc., always on hand. Opposite C. & W. Eddy¹s.

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MRS. ANDREW SMITH Dealer in MILLINERY, NOTIONS & etc. Ladies dresses & wraps cut and fitted.

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NOXON the Druggist sells the LONDON HORSE FOOD, Best Condition Powder in the Market. 8 pound boxes for $1.00. Trial size 25 c., Best line patent medicines in the City.

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United States Signal Service Report.

Highest in last 24 hours ............ 24 above

Lowest in last 24 hours ............ 20 above

Temperature at 7 A.M. 23 above.


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The Daily Crank.
Vol. 1, No. 39.
Hennepin, Ill., March 17, 1887.

A very little more snow.

This is good weather for maple sugar making.

Patrick Dore shipped two carloads of cattle yesterday.

Dunlavy and Peterson shipped a car load of horses yesterday evening.

I. B. Lesh came over from Buda yesterday.

Two hunters went away last evening, taking with them the result of their sport.

48 loads of gravel were taken over the river yesterday, which gravels the road to within 100 yards of the first bridge.

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The Daily Crank

Terms ............ 3 cents per week.

C. H. Eddy, Editor and Proprietor.

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It is rumored that a plot to murder the Czar of Russia has been discovered. All of the representative measures adopted by the Russian government seem to have caused Nihilism to grow. Russia has the most despotic government of any nation that claims to be civilized. The rights of the common people are lost sight of, and all laws are made by the Czar. This is a bad state of affairs, and as a natural consequence the people do not love the government. Nihilism finds its most zealous adherents among the educated classes. It is said that the ex serfs can not be induced to rebel. Many years of slavery has crushed the ambition out of this class. Nihilism is a dangerous institution. Murder is not argument. By removing one Czar another is created, who in most cases is more despotic than his predecessor.

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J. M. DURLEY, Dealer in GROCERIES, Dry Goods, Clothing, Boots and Shoes, Hats and Caps. Also Ottawa Flour always on hand and at a reasonable price.

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W. H. CASSON, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW., Office in Court House Hennepin, Ill.

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C. & W. EDDY, Are making extra Low prices on CARPET WARPS. Also Wall Papers. An investigation will be $$$$ in your pocket.

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Try a package of the BIG NICK Smoking; or a plug of the JOLLY IKE Chewing tobacco. Both give satisfaction. Sold by J. H. SEATON.

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DUNCAN¹S RESTAURANT AND BAKERY. Warm meals at all hours, 25 cts. Lunches any price. Oysters cooked in any style. Good fresh bread, yeast, cakes, etc., always on hand. Opposite C. & W. Eddy¹s.

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MRS. ANDREW SMITH Dealer in MILLINERY, NOTIONS & etc. Ladies dresses & wraps cut and fitted.

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NOXON the Druggist sells the LONDON HORSE FOOD, Best Condition Powder in the Market. 8 pound boxes for $1.00. Trial size 25 c., Best line patent medicines in the City.

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English milliners are said to have discovered a way of making bonnets of tissue paper; they cost about as much as if they were made of bank notes.


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The Daily Crank.
Vol. 1, No. 40.
Hennepin, Ill., March 18, 1887.

The dance last evening was a success, financially and otherwise.

Dr. Duncan is quite ill.

Mrs. Dick Bowman is on the sick list.

The Polar Wave passed down the river yesterday with a large number of ice barges in tow.

The school which Miss Jennie Shepherd taught closed last Friday.

There was a rag sewing at the residence of B. B. Unthank last evening.

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The Daily Crank

Terms ............ 3 cents per week.

C. H. Eddy, Editor and Proprietor.

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Hennepin has a "Crank" a Daily Crank, too large for a postage stamp; but not big enough for a napkin; it is smaller than Putnam county; is not good to eat; hardly the thing to frame and hang in the library; too small to swear by; too diminutive for the kite boy¹s use; so the people read it. Its good for that. It is unique and we hope it will live long and prosper. C. H. Eddy is eddytor and proprietor. (Bureau County Republican)

The blue birds and robins have gone back for their overcoats and artics.

Gentle Spring wasn¹t so gentle yesterday as she might have been.

The river is open. So are the politicians mouths.

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J. M. DURLEY, Dealer in GROCERIES, Dry Goods, Clothing, Boots and Shoes, Hats and Caps. Also Ottawa Flour always on hand and at a reasonable price.

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W. H. CASSON, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW., Office in Court House Hennepin, Ill.

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C. & W. EDDY, Are making extra Low prices on CARPET WARPS. Also Wall Papers. An investigation will be $$$$ in your pocket.

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Try a package of the BIG NICK Smoking; or a plug of the JOLLY IKE Chewing tobacco. Both give satisfaction. Sold by J. H. SEATON.

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DUNCAN¹S RESTAURANT AND BAKERY. Warm meals at all hours, 25 cts. Lunches any price. Oysters cooked in any style. Good fresh bread, yeast, cakes, etc., always on hand. Opposite C. & W. Eddy¹s.

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MRS. ANDREW SMITH Dealer in MILLINERY, NOTIONS & etc. Ladies dresses & wraps cut and fitted.

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NOXON the Druggist sells the LONDON HORSE FOOD, Best Condition Powder in the Market. 8 pound boxes for $1.00. Trial size 25 c., Best line patent medicines in the City.

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Room for one more.

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The Daily Crank.
Vol. 1, No. 41.
Hennepin, Ill., March 19, 1887.

Jeff Durley went hunting yesterday, and succeeded in killing one decoy.

I. B. Lesh returned home yesterday.

Mrs. T. M. Thompson went to Iowa city day before yesterday. She received a telegram stating that her father was much worse.

Ed Barmore returned yesterday from Peoria where he has been buying goods.

Miss Minnie Forney[?] of Cottage Hill is going to school in Hennepin.

The Carrier arrived from Peoria, last night, loaded with freight to the top of the smoke stack.

H. L. White & Co. have got a new fence maker. They are thinking of fencing in the town.

The Congregational Sunday School has received its roll of Honor, which was suggested by Mr. Adams, the temperance lecturer.

Hugh Simington went to Bureau to-day with a load of meat.

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The Daily Crank

Terms ............ 3 cents per week.

C. H. Eddy, Editor and Proprietor.

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The Southern Pacific railroad has issued a circular to agents and shippers notifying them that after March 31 all special and contract rates will be canceled.

The funeral of Capt. James B. Eads took place at Christ church in St. Louis March 17th., which was attended by a large number of the oldest and most prominent citizens of the city. The remains were interred in Bellefontaine cemetery.

Charleston felt two more slight earthquake shocks on the 17th. Charleston is a great deal like some medicines, "to be well shaken."

Spring

By one who occasionally gets Sprung.

Beautiful Spring is almost here,

Winter is nearly gone:

But look out and dont freeze your ear.

You shivering Son of a Gun.

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J. M. DURLEY, Dealer in GROCERIES, Dry Goods, Clothing, Boots and Shoes, Hats and Caps. Also Ottawa Flour always on hand and at a reasonable price.

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W. H. CASSON, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW., Office in Court House Hennepin, Ill.

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C. & W. EDDY, Are making extra Low prices on CARPET WARPS. Also Wall Papers. An investigation will be $$$$ in your pocket.

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Try a package of the BIG NICK Smoking; or a plug of the JOLLY IKE Chewing tobacco. Both give satisfaction. Sold by J. H. SEATON.

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DUNCAN¹S RESTAURANT AND BAKERY. Warm meals at all hours, 25 cts. Lunches any price. Oysters cooked in any style. Good fresh bread, yeast, cakes, etc., always on hand. Opposite C. & W. Eddy¹s.

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MRS. ANDREW SMITH Dealer in MILLINERY, NOTIONS & etc. Ladies dresses & wraps cut and fitted.

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NOXON the Druggist sells the LONDON HORSE FOOD, Best Condition Powder in the Market. 8 pound boxes for $1.00. Trial size 25 c., Best line patent medicines in the City.


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The Daily Crank.
Vol. 1, No. 42.
Hennepin, Ill., March 21, 1887.

Duck hunting is about over and most of the hunters have left.

The Steamer Illinois arrived, Saturday, with a load of freight from Peoria.

The Jack Frost passed down the river Saturday with a large number of ice barges in tow.

Patrick Dore returned from Chicago Saturday.

Will we ever have settled weather? That, is the question. It looks now as if we would not.

L. T. Leech has moved to his sample room from one door east of A. C. Noxon to John Gowley¹s old shoe shop on High street.

Miss Lottie Greiner raffled a table scarf, Friday night. Fred Simpson was the lucky man.

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The Daily Crank

Terms ............ 3 cents per week.

C. H. Eddy, Editor and Proprietor.

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An earthquake shock was felt in Summerville S. C. on the 18th.

W. H. Main of Boscobel, Wis. nearly 71 years of age, shot himself dead on the 18th. Mr. Main invented the patent trace holder, a collar pad, a sulkey plow, and single tree hook.

Postmaster H. C. Douglas of Plainfield, Ind. is $500 or 900 short in his accounts.

Between earthquakes and fires Charleston, S. C. is having a serious time. A conflagration consumed property valued at $[?]9,000 on Friday last.

Henry Ward Beecher once took indoor exercise by shoveling from one end of his cellar to the other a load of sand which he had put there for the purpose.

Mary Anderson has pretty nearly concluded her riding lessons in England.

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Buy your GARDEN SEEDS at NOXON¹S DRUG STORE. LANDRETH¹S SEEDS are Reliable and Fresh. Warranted to Grow.

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J. M. DURLEY, Dealer in GROCERIES, Dry Goods, Clothing, Boots and Shoes, Hats and Caps. Also Ottawa Flour always on hand and at a reasonable price.

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W. H. CASSON, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW., Office in Court House Hennepin, Ill.

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C. & W. EDDY, Are making extra Low prices on CARPET WARPS. Also Wall Papers. An investigation will be $$$$ in your pocket.

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We will Sell the NEW DAVIS VAPOR STOVES this season. They stand at the Head. We will have them on our platforms in a few weeks. F. L. SIMPSON.

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UNRIVALED BAKING POWDER Gives Perfect Satisfaction and is CHEAP. Sold by J. H. SEATON.

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BRIGHTMAN & BURG. House, Sign, and Carriage Painting. Calcamining and PAPER HANGING. All work promptly attended to. Country orders solicited.


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The Daily Crank.
Vol. 1, No. 43.
Hennepin, Ill., March 24, 1887.

Mrs. Merriet of Capron, Ill., returned home yesterday afternoon.

J. Barton Davis has purchased the Grocery store belonging to Geo. F. Stanton & Co.

There was a rag sewing at the residence of J. H. Seaton Tuesday evening.

W. D. Ham moved, yesterday, from his home on Court street to the Ad Mullin place at the City limits. D. J. Leech will move in where Mr. Ham moved out.

Make a strife to get the people to Hennepin. Pay a good price for Butter and Eggs, for this is the way the country people do the most of their trading and when they can get a few cents more for their produce by going a few miles out of the road why that¹s where their going.

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The Daily Crank

Terms ............ 3 cents per week.

C. H. Eddy, Editor and Proprietor.

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In the Schwartz and Watts murder case, now in progress at Morris, but 4 Jurors have as yet been secured.

The President has appointed the following board of commissioners, under the Cullom interstate commerce act: - Thomas M. Cooley, of Mich.; W. R. Morrison, of Illinois; Aug. Schoonmaker of New York; A. F. Walker, of Vermont; W. L. Bragg, of Alabama. Judge Cooley¹s appointment is for 6 years.

Emperor William of Germany was 80[?] years of age on Tuesday of this week. He has been in the King and Emperor business a great many years.

A steam boat came the river this afternoon down.

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Buy your GARDEN SEEDS at NOXON¹S DRUG STORE. LANDRETH¹S SEEDS are Reliable and Fresh. Warranted to Grow.

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J. M. DURLEY, Dealer in GROCERIES, Dry Goods, Clothing, Boots and Shoes, Hats and Caps. Also Ottawa Flour always on hand and at a reasonable price.

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W. H. CASSON, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW., Office in Court House Hennepin, Ill.

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C. & W. EDDY, Are making extra Low prices on CARPET WARPS. Also Wall Papers.

An investigation will be $$$$ in your pocket.

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We will Sell the NEW DAVIS VAPOR STOVES this season. They stand at the Head. We will have them on our platforms in a few weeks. F. L. SIMPSON.

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UNRIVALED BAKING POWDER Gives Perfect Satisfaction and is CHEAP. Sold by J. H. SEATON.

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BRIGHTMAN & BURG. House, Sign, and Carriage Painting. Calcamining and PAPER HANGING. All work promptly attended to. Country orders solicited.

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Noxon will have Sunday papers every Sunday morning. All wishing them leave him an order.


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The Daily Crank.
Vol. 1, No. 46.[sic]
Hennepin, Ill., March 25, 1887.

Easter Sunday this year falls on April 10th.

A slight fire at the residence of auctioneer Sam Willis, on High Street, yesterday, created quite a little excitement for a short time. As the fire was confined to the chimney no damage was sustained.

The Republican convention to nominate candidates for the town officers meets at the court house Saturday afternoon.

A convention of delegates from the towns and cities along the Illinois river will be held at Ottawa next Thursday, March 31 to consider the Chicago drainage bill. Hennepin should also send a representative. What say you Mr. Mayor?

Geo. Read is building a wood house.

I. B. Lesh returned to Buda yesterday.

Mrs. McCormick, who has been visiting Henry for the past month, returned to Hennepin yesterday noon.

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The Daily Crank

Terms ............ 3 cents per week.

C. H. Eddy, Editor and Proprietor.

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We have received a copy of the "Seneca Messenger" and we X with pleasure.

The wind it blows,
The dust it flies,
Into your nose,
Or else your eyes.

A bald headed man always seeks the front seat at church.

The March lion roared furiously yesterday.

J. F. Hoke, Peoria¹s slick financier, tried to have his bail reduced to $15,000 but the Judge couldn¹t see it in that light, so it remains at $80,000.

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Buy your GARDEN SEEDS at NOXON¹S DRUG STORE. LANDRETH¹S SEEDS are Reliable and Fresh. Warranted to Grow.

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J. M. DURLEY, Dealer in GROCERIES, Dry Goods, Clothing, Boots and Shoes, Hats and Caps. Also Ottawa Flour always on hand and at a reasonable price.

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W. H. CASSON, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW., Office in Court House Hennepin, Ill.

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C. & W. EDDY, Are making extra Low prices on CARPET WARPS. Also Wall Papers.

An investigation will be $$$$ in your pocket.

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We will Sell the NEW DAVIS VAPOR STOVES this season. They stand at the Head. We will have them on our platforms in a few weeks. F. L. SIMPSON.

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UNRIVALED BAKING POWDER Gives Perfect Satisfaction and is CHEAP. Sold by J. H. SEATON.

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BRIGHTMAN & BURG. House, Sign, and Carriage Painting. Calcamining and PAPER HANGING. All work promptly attended to. Country orders solicited.

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Noxon will have Sunday papers every Sunday morning. All wishing them leave him an order.


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The Daily Crank.
Vol. 1, No. 49.
Hennepin, Ill., March 29, 1887.

A young lady stopped the Crank the other day because, she said; she could [...] it for making a bustle. We are sorry, girls, but we are just now turning out the Crank in a size large enough for bang papers, and as soon as business will permit we¹ll enlarge to the bustle dimensions.

K. Kayl of the Ottawa marble works, was in town Saturday.

The Ladies Aid Society will meet at Rousseau¹s next Thursday.

John Willis and son Chester who have been visiting relatives here for the past week returned to their house in Kenesaw Neb. yesterday.

The People will hold a convention in the court house to day.

Miss Julie Fitzpatrick departed for Bureau yesterday.

Mrs. McCormick returned to Henry yesterday.

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The Daily Crank

Terms ............ 3 cents per week.

C. H. Eddy, Editor and Proprietor.

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At the sale of the Stewart collection of paintings Rosa Bonheurs famous work, "The Horse Fair" was purchased by Cornelius Vanderbilt, who will present it to the Metropolitan museum of Art.

If this is Spring, please give us a little winter, for a change.

Fifteen inches of snow fell at Ft. Atkinson, Wis., Sunday.

The race between the Coronet and Dauntless resulted in the Coronet winning. The Dauntless has not yet been heard of.

A jury has been procured in the Schwartz and Watts case.

The annual meeting of the Union Pacific road was held Monday.

Benton J. Hall, of Burlington, Iowa has been appointed patent commissioner in the place of M. V. Montgomery who resigned.

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Buy your GARDEN SEEDS at NOXON¹S DRUG STORE. LANDRETH¹S SEEDS are Reliable and Fresh. Warranted to Grow.

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J. M. DURLEY, Dealer in GROCERIES, Dry Goods, Clothing, Boots and Shoes, Hats and Caps. Also Ottawa Flour always on hand and at a reasonable price.

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W. H. CASSON, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW., Office in Court House Hennepin, Ill.

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We will Sell the NEW DAVIS VAPOR STOVES this season. They stand at the Head. We will have them on our platforms in a few weeks. F. L. SIMPSON.

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On Tuesday or Wednesday of this week, we shall place on sale a new line of MILLINERY Priced VERY LOW, C. & W. EDDY.

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 BRIGHTMAN & BURG. House, Sign, and Carriage Painting. Calcamining and PAPER HANGING. All work promptly attended to. Country orders solicited.

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G. A. McCORMICK M.D. Dealer in DRUGS, MEDICINES, PAINTS, & OILS.


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The Daily Crank.
Vol. 1, No. 50.
Hennepin, Ill., March 30, 1887.

The People¹s convention yesterday made the following nominations.

Supervisor, Anthony Reavey.

Assessor, John Carman.

Collector, Jim Simpson.

Road commissioner, Peter Feltes Jr.

Town Clerk, John Towle.

Constable, El. Ham

In yesterdays paper we stated that the Ladies Aid Society would meet at Rousseau¹s next Thursday. This was a mistake we were misinformed.

A daughter of Sam Willis who has been attending school in Peoria, is here on a visit.

Mr. Charley Greiner of Kansas City who has been visiting relatives here started for home yesterday.

Miss Millie Peterson arrived home from Peoria [...] .

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The Daily Crank

Terms ............ 3 cents per week.

C. H. Eddy, Editor and Proprietor.

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McCormick of the Chicago base ball club will probably receipt the offer of the Boston club but he has not yet signed with them.

At the Soldiers¹ Orphans¹ home in Normal, Ill., Fifty Soldiers¹ Orphans¹ are down with measles.

It has been proposed by Richard K. Fox, that the Coronet and the Dauntless race on their return voyage starting from F[...]et, Ireland to Sandy Hook, N. J. The winning schooner to be presented with a $5,000 cup.

The Spring weather which set in last week was like Carter Harrison¹s letter of declination " o " had a sting on it.

Exchanges Yesterday. "The Hyde Park News" published at Hyde Park, Ill. "The Henry Times" published at Henry, Ill.

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Buy your GARDEN SEEDS at NOXON¹S DRUG STORE. LANDRETH¹S SEEDS are Reliable and Fresh. Warranted to Grow.

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J. M. DURLEY, Dealer in GROCERIES, Dry Goods, Clothing, Boots and Shoes, Hats and Caps. Also Ottawa Flour always on hand and at a reasonable price.

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W. H. CASSON, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW., Office in Court House Hennepin, Ill.

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We will Sell the NEW DAVIS VAPOR STOVES this season. They stand at the Head. We will have them on our platforms in a few weeks. F. L. SIMPSON.

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On Tuesday or Wednesday of this week, we shall place on sale a new line of MILLINERY Priced VERY LOW, C. & W. EDDY.

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BRIGHTMAN & BURG. House, Sign, and Carriage Painting. Calcamining and PAPER HANGING. All work promptly attended to. Country orders solicited.

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G. A. McCORMICK M.D. Dealer in DRUGS, MEDICINES, PAINTS, & OILS.

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E. N. DANLEY, Has just received another car load of the Celebrated Christian¹s BEST FLOUR, for sale lower than any other 1st Class flour in the Country. Try it and Satisfy Yourself.


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The Daily Crank.
Vol. 1, No. 51.
Hennepin, Ill., March 31, 1887.

Rag!!! Ragsew!!!!!! Ragsewing!!!

Belle Boyd the Confederate spy will lecture in the Court house Saturday night. Admission 25c.

Dick Bowman is building a picket fence at Bureau.

Rag sewing at the residence of Jeff Durley Tuesday afternoon and in the evening at Newcome¹s.

Grover Coleman son of John R. Coleman died at Omaha, Neb. Tuesday night at 10:20 o¹clock. Aged about 1 year.

While John Brewer was hunting in the bottom Wednesday his gun bursted. The shot penetrating his hand. He immediately came to town and Drs. McCormick and Ramsey took off one finger.

E. N. Danley has gone into the butter and egg business.

The Carrier left yesterday morning for Peoria, where she will take on board a load of freight.

Sammie Willis, who has been working for Ed Zenor for the past few weeks, returned home, yesterday, with a sore throat.

The Prohibitionists will hold a convention at the Court House next Saturday.

As to-morrow is All fools day we wish to remind our citizens that, "All is not gold that glitters."

The Board of Supervisors will meet at the Court House today.

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The Daily Crank

Terms ............ 3 cents per week.

C. H. Eddy, Editor and Proprietor.

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The local political pot is only simmering at present. In a day or two it will "bile" vigorously.

The vacancy on the Chicago Democratic City ticket, caused by Carter Harrison¹s withdrawal is as yet unfilled.

In the Schwartz­Watts murder case, at Morris, no important testimony has as yet been elicited.

For the first time in years wool is higher in London than in New York.

The defense in the Haddock murder case now on trial at Sioux City, will be put to its trumps in order to break the force of Leavitt¹s testimony. Leavitt was an eye witness of the murder, and his evidence was very direct and damaging, and was unshaken by the cross examination. It is difficult to see how the defense can get around it.

The Pennsylvania Railroad has commenced heating its cars with steam from the engine. This is a very proper move, and all the railroad companies should be compelled by law to abolish the present dangerous manner of heating trains.

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Buy your GARDEN SEEDS at NOXON¹S DRUG STORE. LANDRETH¹S SEEDS are Reliable and Fresh. Warranted to Grow.

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J. M. DURLEY, Dealer in GROCERIES, Dry Goods, Clothing, Boots and Shoes, Hats and Caps. Also Ottawa Flour always on hand and at a reasonable price.

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W. H. CASSON, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW., Office in Court House Hennepin, Ill.

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We will Sell the NEW DAVIS VAPOR STOVES this season. They stand at the Head. We will have them on our platforms in a few weeks. F. L. SIMPSON.

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On Tuesday or Wednesday of this week, we shall place on sale a new line of MILLINERY Priced VERY LOW, C. & W. EDDY.

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BRIGHTMAN & BURG. House, Sign, and Carriage Painting. Calcamining and PAPER HANGING. All work promptly attended to. Country orders solicited.

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G. A. McCORMICK M.D. Dealer in DRUGS, MEDICINES, PAINTS, & OILS.

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E. N. DANLEY, Has just received another car load of the Celebrated Christian¹s BEST FLOUR, for sale lower than any other 1st Class flour in the Country. Try it and Satisfy Yourself.

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