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1883 Henry IL News


L.C. McMurtrie Tenant House Destroyed by Fire
Henry Local News January 18, 1883
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Richard Dikes Back to Work After Illness
May Local Improvements - New Buildings
J. S. Burt Moves Townsend House
Mrs. George (Nane Whitney) Wilder Visits from Springfield Mass.
Grey Eagle Makes Trip to Hennepin
B. Yaeger Started a Beer Selling War
Local Improvements
Local News June 7, 1883
Cattle Fatalities from Eating White Clover
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 L.C. McMurtrie Tenant House Destroyed by Fire
Henry Republican, January 18, 1883
Neighborhood News
Tuesday morning, a fire was discovered in a tenant house owned by L. C. McMurtrie, northeast of the C.&A. depot. It had been insured for $300 in the Etna of Harford, the insurance running last Sunday and the agent neglecting to renew the policy, or failing to notify the assured, hence there was no insurance, total loss about $500.

Henry Republican, January 18, 1883
Neighborhood News
Capt. Warren, postmaster at Varna, was in the city Monday and did not forget to call around and see his friends.
Alf Gilpin, the Marshall County Democrat's brilliant (sometimes versatile) pencil pusher from Henry, looked in on us a few moments last Monday, and gave us a hearty and familiar grip. Sorry we were so busy, but please call again.

Henry News
The Henry Republican, Henry Illinois,
March 29 1883
John F. Fort of Richland, brother of Judge W. J. Fort, has located at Bismark, D. T. and hung out his shingle as an attorney-at-law.
Miss Blanche Martin accompanied her uncle Mr. Richard Terrell to Missouri, starting on Saturday. She expects to spend the summer.
Tobias Whitmer is opening a brick yard two miles below town, where there is supposed to be a good quality of brick clay. We trust he will make good, hard brick and lots of 'em.
John Stapp has been laid up for over a month with a bad hand. As spring work is pressing he is a little restless and impatient. The hand however is improving.
John Carlisle will settle at Plum Creek, Neb. This is a new section of the state. Mr. C. has bought him an improved eighty and is well satisfied with the location and purchase.
Five of our elderly citizens were born in 1806 - Lyman Horrom, Jesse Kilgore, H. L. Hutchins, Valentine Weis and Geo. Burt, Sr. This will make them 77 each, a very comfortable old age.
William McVicker has sold his Saratoga township farm, 114 acres to David McDonough of this city. He holds possession until next spring, when he expects to make Iowa his home.
John Barnard has filed his petition with the secretary of state to be appointed a notary public. The other notaries in the city are the three lawyers and the two justices of the peace.
A brother of Mr. Smith P. Hill was a visitor the past week to our enterprising burg. He is a resident of Princeville, a substantial and successful famer. He has been a resident of Peoria County nearly 40 years.
Alva E. Grawburg has been appointed city weighmaster in place of his father, Henry Grawburg. He will comply with the ordinance regulating the scales and will make a careful, faithful appointee. He has had charge of the scales for some time, hence has the experience and confidence of the public.
One day last week, Ed Monser slightly cut one of his fingers with a penknife that he has used to trim a cigar with. That night was one of extreme pain and sleeplessness to him and his arm from hand to shoulder swelled badly. The next morning he consulted Dr. Potts, in which time the condition of his arm and hand improved. It was quite a serious case and somewhat resembled blood poisoning. - Wenona Index
F. A. Raymond, our careful and venerable assessor, is a candidate again this year for this position. He has given very general satisfaction in previous years, and better perhaps than generally fall to the average man holding that difficult office. It is no light duty. Not every man can fill the office. The property of the people is in his hands. A clear head and great discretion is demanded. Mr. Raymond is very generally endorsed and from what we are able to learn at this date before the election, he is likely to be the choice of a very large constituency. His experience will materially assist him this year in making an accurate return of property, as accurate and satisfactory as the present system will admit of. He has made a very efficient officer and deserves the support of all property owners.
W. G. Snyder has all the modern improvements in connection with his market and as the conveniences and appliances as offered Billy puts them to practical use. Within the past year he has put in a Stevens ice closet, a very large and serveable meat chest for the summer, preserving meats and perishable articles from heat, flies, dust, etc. Not long ago he purchased an iron "money box" otherwise called a safe, where "thieves cannot break through nor steal." The latest addition is a lard and salt meat box. This has a capacity for four or five barrels. It has a double zinc back, which receives all the drippings from the ice chest and is connected with the sewer, in a way to retain the cold aqua to the height required, thence passing off. The box also has a cover, the water keeping the articles in a cool temperature, the cover preventing flies, dust or other noxious matter from the chest. Mr. Snyder spares nothing in energy for neatness, sweetness, coolness, or courteousness and justly merits the extensive trade he is receiving.
There are six gentlemen in Henry, who have rounded four score years, and at this writing are enjoying excellent health, with every promise of living several years yet. These gentlemen are Father Townley, Dr. J. E. Powell, Edward Simpson, Daniel Wann, Valentine Weis, and George Heller. The former is 85, the elder of the six named.
The late Charles D. Parker of Wenona, whose untimely death was caused by an accident on his return home from Washington, in Ohio, was insured in the Etna Life Insurance Company of Hartford, Conn., for $1500.
T. J. Brasfield will soon have his tile factory in full blast. The machinery is on the ground, and the necessary kilns and buildings and buildings will be completed as soon as weather permits out door work.
Mr. L. E. Meier, the tinner, who fell from a ladder a short time since and injuring himself considerably, blacking an eye and straining a shoulder, is around again, as well as could be expected.

Henry News
The Henry Republican, Henry Illinois,
April 5, 1883
Mrs. DeCarroll Cone of Marion, Iowa is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. A. V. Shurts. Mr. Cone is connected with the railroad station at Marion and has a desirable situation. Mrs. Cone has come to make a visit, prolonging her stay about one month.
The Duke Bros will put in a new steam engine and boiler this summer and increase their facilities for doing work in wood and iron. They are an enterprising firm and are anxious to meet to pressure that a large business is exacting and crowding upon them.
Ken. McNeal shipped a carload of buggies, 13 in number to Loda, Iroquois county, yesterday, most of which he already has orders for. Ken is out occupying new territory, and selling all he can manufacture. He sends out a good article "warranted not to rip or run down at the heel."

Henry News
The Henry Republican,
April 12, 1883
The Hanna Wagon Works has increased its working force largely since the first of the month, expecting to make a large number of wagons during the year.
Mrs. George Heider, daughter of the late John Koch, is suffering with nervous prostration with premonitions of paralysis. She has been very ill for a couple of weeks.
Mr. Jesse Kilgore, who purchased a cow at the Sparling sale recently, had an increase on Thursday morning of last week of twin Jersey calves. He is well pleased over the result.
Samuel Sperry fell from the Paskell bus on Monday, injuring him to an extent to compel him to lay off for a week to recuperate. He hopes to be on duty again next Monday.
G. E. Orge of the Republican staff at Sparland was interviewing our citizens yesterday. His is in the farming implement trade, representing good machinery and working up a good business.
John Kline has received two library cases in rich finish and gold hangings, the finest we have seen in this section. They were ordered and will adorn the home of a leading merchant in this city.
The butcher shop of F. A. Yanochoyski has been very handsomely painted up, presenting a very attractive appearance. He now has an inviting market, well stocked with fancy and palatable meats.
Henry Applen of Saratoga has a young stallion, "Chief" by name, of Clydesdale stock, which he recommends to horse breeders. He will be in charge of William Briggs, and can be found at Applen's the first three days of the week and at Brigg's in Whitefield, the other three days.
During the heavy rain of Saturday, the foundation to the building occupied by A. L. Hupp as a saloon, gave way. For a time there was fear of a general collapse, but supports were obtained by the owner, J. F. Gates and the building rendered secure until repairs could be made.
Freight train No. 17 on the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific struck a washout Thursday morning of last week, a short distance this side of Bureau Junction, and the train was wrecked, seven cars of merchandise being ditched. No one was injured by the accident. The accommodation train was stopped for the day, but the regular passenger trains ran, transferring at the wreck. The next day trains ran as usual, the road being cleared.
Mr. L. M. Culver has gone to housekeeping in the dwelling vacated by Mr. H. Faville. A. Zimmerman is to occupy the house vacated by Mrs. Topping as soon as it is replastered and papered and a new front fence completed. Dr. F. A. Powell is reshingling and repapering his residence. H. C. Wright has replastered his parlor ceiling and decorated the walls in modern paper design. P. Bassett, the barber, has moved to corner Richard and School streets. A.M. Pool is putting on a new kitchen to his residence.

Henry News
The Henry Republican,
April 19, 1883
Bruce Perley, son of Postmaster Perley, left Henry the first of the week for Riverton, Neb., where he accepts a position in a bank. We are sorry to lose Bruce, for he was one of our most prominent and esteemed young men. With a good education, fine business abilities, and genial qualities, we lose one like him with regret. We can heartily commend him to the community he joins, as a person of sterling worth and wish him the largest measure of material success in his laudable assent of the ladder of life. May you always be happy, Bruce.
New fences adorn the premises of A. B. Clark a very attractive improvement and in front of Mrs. Dauber's cottage.
Vincent Cleveland of Senachwine will have a public sale on next week Saturday of farming tools and household goods.
Miss Kate McClenahan of Sigourney, Iowa is visiting her aunt, Mrs. Deacon Worley and family and friends of Henry.
Daniel Keach is off for Stephenstown, N.Y. to see a sick sister. On his return he goes to Dakota to look for a homestead.
Abner Camp will build a second dwelling house on his lot on Monroe street this season, the material for which is already on the ground.
Robert Clark returned home from northwestern Iowa on Tuesday. His wife, who was visiting at Geneseo, returned with him.
Mrs. John Neal has gone to Palmer, Kan., to spend the summer with her brother John Tremain. Her farewells were spoken yesterday.
Capt. J. C. Townsend has been appointed administrator of the estates of the late Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Camery and David McDonough, P. W. Wykoff and E. T. Disosway appraisers.
Dr. Hamilton's sale will be held at Gregory's corner on Saturday at 10 a.ml The doctor and family go to Butte City, California where the doctor locates for the practice of his profession.

Henry News
The Henry Republican,
April 26, 1883
Oliver Tinker has potatoes peeping about the ground in his garden. They were planted on Easter Monday.
Alfred Dennis was here to see his little daughter and mother the first of the week. He spent the winter in Missouri.
Mrs. Ford and son of Galva are enjoying the hospitality of Postmaster Perley and family. The former is a sister of Mrs. Perley.
The Marshall County Temperance Union will meet at the red ribbon hall in Lacon, Saturday, May 5 at 10 a.m. A full attendance is desirable.
Jesse Clement, an old journalist and formerly a correspondent of the Inter Ocean is in town, doing some work on a state biographical work.
Samuel Doty, Henry Fitzer and Will Kauffman were in town on Saturday. The latter was showing samples from a Chicago wholesale clothing house, of which he is a representative.
Dr. C. M. Baker has gone to Hot Springs, Ark., for treatment of a skin disease, with which he has been afflicted for some years. While he is absent his office is to be refitted in an attractive shape.
The firm name of Gregory & Co., grocers, has been changed to Gregory & Smith, the firm being H. L. Gregory and Lewis V. Smith. They carry full lines, figure close and are reaping a very fair share of trade.
J. Watercott & Co. will open a branch dry goods store at Chillicothe next week, which will be in charge of Mr. Henry D. Watercott. He proposes to sell goods at giveaway prices and will undoubtedly have an immense trade.
Mrs. Will McDougal was up from Peoria on Saturday visiting at T. F. McCoy's and Ellsworth Potter of the agricultural implement house of Kingman & Co. up visiting F. S. Potter and family. The latter returned to business on Monday.
Drs. Snyder & Griffin, dentists, have dissolved partnership. Dr. Griffin leaves Henry to go into business for himself elsewhere. We hate to part with so genial a gentleman and whole souled fellow. His location has not yet been determined upon.

The Henry Republican, Henry Illinois, May 3, 1883
Mrs. Isabella Garatt of Lacon, wife of the lawyer, S. M. Garatt and daughter of the late Washington E. Cook, has applied for a divorce from her husband.
C. C. Jones, Esq., is greatly pleased with Dakota, and will locate in that great and flourishing territory at no distant day. He gives glowing accounts of his trip to that country.
Mrs. R. E. Heacock will spend the summer among friends in Canada, whom she hasn't seen for 18 years. While absent Mrs. (Fish) Soper of Westville, Ind., will keep house for her.
Mrs. Duffield of Whitefield is having her picket fence painted. Kenyon and J. M. Stevens who had had charge of painting John Spencer and John Clawson's residences, are also doing this work.
Dr. Kalb left for Kansas on Monday night, to be absent a week or ten days. He goes with a view of purchasing a farm for his son Clinton. It not satisfied in K., will take a short run into Nebraska.
A. G. Stiles and G. W. Seymour were both born in May, same year, and will be 73 this month, the former on the 21st and the latter on the 22d inst. We wager they are the oldest bachelors in Marshall County.
Albert Nay has sold 6000 pound of paint since January. This being only one of our four establishments dealing in painters articles, indicates a big trade in that one commodity. Evidently everyone is "fixing up."
A new tin wash boiler was taken from the store of J. Hall a couple of weeks since and placed on some wagon by boys who might be in better business and the boiler conveyed from town. It's return to its owner is greatly desired.
The house on Front street, occupied by the family of Elias Wright, the saloonist, was discovered to be on fire Monday forenoon. Two or three buckets of water extinguished the flames and but trifling damage was done. No public alarm was given.
The Henry Milling Company have secured a miller who is thoroughly posted in the making of flour by the roller crushing process. He hails from Terre Haute, Ind., and his name is Hunter. He is expected here to take charge in a few days.
J. H. Taggart, the enterprising grain merchant, lumberman and live stock shipper of Long Point, Livingston County, crossed palms with the editor yesterday and with many of our citizens. He is doing a rushing business at Long Point, and is much pleased with his business and his success.
Mr. W. H. Tiller and wife and Mrs. C. A. Owens, all of Seneca Falls, N.Y., arrived last week and will spend a year with Mr. R. E. Hills. Mr. Tiller will assist Mr. Hills in the store, while Mrs. Tiller and Mrs. Owens, sister and mother of the late Mrs. Hills, will have charge of Mr. Hills's household.
The boys were up to mischief Tuesday night. Some of them were out hanging May baskets, while others were throwing stones at doors of residences, removing and hiding gates, etc. Postmaster Perley's residence was stones, while Dr. Powell and John Kline were annoyed by the gate fiends.
Mrs. F. S. Potter has so far improved in health as to be able to take an occasional carriage ride when the weather is propitious. Her regaining strength from her long and painful confinement indoors is a source of great relief and comfort to her friends. Her hand from which comes her affliction is slowly improving, though still greatly enlarged.
While the machinery was at full speed at the Hanna Wagon Works on Monday, a board accidently slipped the hands of the feeder to the lathe which cavorted over the rapidly moving machine in a way to strike one of the knives, dashing it into several pieces and bursting off the bulk head to the machine. No one was hurt though the board was thrown some distance across the shop.
Young Mr. Becher, son of the late Rienhold Becher, a former owner of the building now occupied by the Henry Republican steam printing office, was here visiting his relatives at the Heinrich mansion north of town. He has been ordained a preacher of the Evangelical church, and is serving his third year in the ministry, last year being stationed at Pontiac, his year at Hilton, two miles below Peoria.
L M Culver & Co., agents for the Enterprise windmill, have been engaged for several days erecting a tower, windmill and tank at the City Hotel well, which windmill is to supply this popular hotel with tis supply of water. Such is man that event he elements are made to contribute to his comfort and prosperity. Both hotels of our city are now furnished with excellent water by this labor saving process.

Henry Republican, Henry IL, May 10, 1883
Henry News
Isaac Swiger, who has leased the Noll candy wagon, has opened a candy, fruit and cigar stand on the square near Fred Werner's shoe shop. He will also dish up lemonade to order.
Miss Emma V. White, connected with the Princeton public school for a number of years and a superior educator, was a visitor at the Henry Public School on Monday.
John Morgan, Jr., the popular traveling agent of the Anchor line of steamships, is visiting his parents here this week. His next trip will take in New York and the Eastern states generally.
Dr. Kalb returned home last evening. He purchased 417 acres of Kansas prairie farm land in McPherson County, a considerable portion of which is improved, all within three miles of Canton.
S. W. Hunter the new miller for the Henry Milling Co., is on the ground and a soon as the mill starts up will move his family here and become one of our citizens. We cordially welcome him to our municipality.
Messrs. Low & Co. Peoria Steam Marble Works, have secured the contract for a monument to the late Mrs. R. E. Hill, the cost of which will be $1000. Several other contracts were also secured here by this company the first of the week.
Miss May McNeal spent Sabbath at home. She is a pupil at the Academy of the Sacred Heart, a Catholic Institution at Peoria. Her health has greatly improved, and is making great progress in her lessons, being a favorite with the Sisters, her teachers, as well as with her many classmates.
The Era Manufacturing Co. have erected a new Era windmill at the well on the premises of Mr. Kerley Ward in the south part of town. Mr. Bickerman's force being engaged in the work several days last week. The new mill is a fine one and for wind power stands unrivaled of its class.
D. W. Danley, wife and son paid henry a visit on Friday last.
John Hufnagle has moved to Bradford and opened a grocery store.
Frank Griffiths of Glendive Montana, reached home on a visit on Saturday last.
Miss Matie Crone has spent several days in Peoria the past week, visiting her brother Charley.
Ed Crane of Lacon and Miss Lizzie Mowatt of Peoria, are soon to travel the rosy road together.
A. M. Pool has accepted the position as regular correspondent from Henry for the Chicago Tribune.
John Kays is the purchaser of "Honest Bill," H. J. Grawburg's black stallion. The price paid was $250.

Henry Republican, Henry IL, May 17, 1883
Fred S. Potter and Geo. M. Bane, both prominent member of the legal fraternity of this county were in Ottawa last week on business connected with the appellate court in which they have important cases.
Mrs. Belle Vogelsang and Dr. Kennicott, all of Chicago, guests of Mr. Henry Vogelsang, have returned home. Their stay was very brief, though they were cordially welcomed and had a delightful visit among friends.
F. S. Potter has two cases before the appellate court carried up from Stark County. Mr. Potter has now an extensive legal practice in the courts of three counties, and is a representative before the supreme court frequently.
The Roberts shoe shop building has become the property of A. Camp & Son, proprietors of the City Hotel. They will fit it up for a show room for their customers, leaving it on the old site on Edward street for the convenience of our merchants.
The Henry Cornet Band give a second concert and skating rink this evening at Bickerman's Hall. The former rink was well attended and very enjoyable, and the one this evening will no doubt be delightful. The usual admission will be charged.
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Culton and Miss May were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Clark last week. Mr. Culton and Miss May found it necessary to make "short calls" while Mrs. Culton remains for a longer visit among her long list of old times friends. All were glad to see them.
S. Adrian Osbon, we call him "Ed" for short, is a widower, a disconsolate one. He pines "big", the absence of the wife, his home companion. She is at Peoria visiting and while she is enjoying herself, Ed is solemncolly. The days of his mourning will soon be over however, for she will return shortly and then Ed will come up full weight, 200 lbs.
Kirk & Sullivan of Lacon have sold a fine granite monument to be erected over the remains of the late John Van Horn of Magnolia. It is styled the cottage design and weights 6 ½ tons. Their fine work is beginning to tell and they have orders in advance of their ability to execute. Mr. Sullivan is a very successful solicitor and finds no difficulty in securing orders.

Richard Dikes Back to Work After Illness
Henry Republican, Henry IL, May 17, 1883
Richard Dikes, the old veteran tinner and sheet iron worker, is again "on deck." Though having been confined at home for months with rheumatism and suffered all the ills and pains incident to mortal humanity, he has virtually conquered them all, and though not fully recovered, has the ambition and disposition to again be at work and this week has opened a tin and sheet iron repair shop next door to Burt's variety store, where he can be found at the service of the public. He is a genius in his business and a careful, faithful mechanic. If you have articles of tine or of sheet iron or zinc you want made, he is your man. Any repair work entrusted to him will be done in a workmanlike manner. It should be a pleasure to all to cheer the cheer and strengthen the hands of this industrious and highly respected citizen. Call and see him, congratulate him on his recovery and most of all, any patronage you can throw in his way will assist a very worthy family, which will be duly appreciated and valued. Remember the new shop and go and see Father Richard Dikes.

Local Improvement and New Buildings

Henry Republican, Henry IL, May 17, 1883
C. Gould is putting the finishing touches to his beautiful premises in the way of a new picket fence, Kenyon & Stevens doing the painting.
Ed. H. Heath has reshingled his residence, main part and all.
The house just taken possession of by J. W. Fondersmith and family, the Singer sewing machine agent, owned by J. G. Miles, is also being reroofed by the Camery Brothers.
Mr. Edwin Hoyt has made some changes on the interior of his residence, enlarging an apartment by changing the partition. He also has repainted the exterior, this work being in charge of Kenyon and Stevens.
Eli Albertson is determined to keep dry. He is shingling the homestead.
Deacon W. P. Williams is refitting his residence this spring, on the avenue, in modern paper hangings and decorations of which Al. Gilpin is designer and artist. He is also reroofing the entire house, John Camery and sons laying the shingles and warranting the work.

Henry Republican, Henry IL, May 31, 1883
New Buildings
A number of new buildings will be erected this season in this city. Most of them will be of the costlier kind and all be creditable additions to the most pushing, go ahead, enterprising town on the Illinois river, Peoria alone excepted. The list made out so far this year will consist of a dry goods store and another public hall, a bank, a church, a parsonage, and three dwelling houses. There will likely be others, but the above are all we have secured which are under contract at this date, the details of which we give below.
The first in order is the new store building of Messrs Hutchins & Guyer which is to be erected on the Hulce lots, fronting Second Street, in rear of the Boston Clothing Store. The draft of the building was made by H. C. Furnace, architect of Ottawa and a building contract awarded to William Warren of Peoria, who completes the building ready for occupancy. Its dimensions will be 95 feet in length by 82 feet in width, two stories, 16 feet and 18 feet ceilings respectively. The material to be used is estimated at 80 cords of stone and 240,000 brick, the cost to be about $10,000. The lower front will consist of plate glass and the upper of Joliet stone, galvanized iron and St. Louis pressed brick, making an imposing appearance from the street. When completed the lower story will be occupied for a dry goods store by Mr. E.H. Hutchins, and the second story for an Opera House or public Hall, which will be fitted up with stage and all modern equipment for entertainment and general use.
The First National Bank will also erect new quarters on the "Russell" log on Edwards Street one door below R. C. Moodey's dry goods store. A draft has already been made by the Ottawa architect. The building will be of brick and first class in all its appointments.
A new Episcopal church, which has been in contemplation some time, will also be erected this season on Third Street. The plans have been agreed upon and the church will be large enough to meet the requirements of this flourishing parish. We will give a description of the building at a future time.
The parsonage for the German Catholic pastor will also be erected this season, the contract having been awarded to a Chicago builder. The building will be of brick, well finished, two stories high and an ornament to the place. It will front Second Street, standing between St. Mary's Church and the German School House.
Mr. A. B. Clark, who has had the material selected with care, and well-seasoned, is now erecting a stately residence on his place at the head of Edwards Street, one of the finest in that part of the city. It will take the place of the old one, which is to be moved away. It will have all the modern appointments in doors and windows, and be fitted up in first class order. Further details will be given in future issues.
Abner Camp has the foundation laid for a tenement house on Munroe Street and will complete the structure at an early day. It will be one story and modeled much as the two new dwellings on the same block which have preceded it.
Mr. O. H. Tyler has in view the erection of a building for a dwelling on lots owned by him on Deacon Hill. He will be the builder and will commence the work as soon as his health permits.
D. L. Travis is erecting a barn at his lumber yard, which completed our list for this time. But as the building boom has commenced, so let it roll until all the vacant space is occupied by living humanity.

Henry Republican, Henry IL, May 31, 1883
Local Improvements
The fixing up and changes this season seem to be general. The new buildings and the talk it inspires, nerves others to go and do likewise, or words to that effect.
Mr. J. F. Gates is contemplating some substantial improvements at his grocery store building. He will put in a plate glass front shortly and is expecting to put on a large addition in the rear of the building.
Joseph Kapraun has also caught the spirit of improvement. He has too narrow quarters. Sills have been placed under the tailor shop and next month the building will be shoved back to the rear and a new 20 feet front salesroom added in front. This he will fill with ready-made clothing when completed.
Fred Shurts has made some changes in his premises. His house stood on the sidewalk and jutted up to an alley. He employed Mr. John O. Kidd, the house mover, who gave it new quarters some feet back from the sidewalk, and in a central part of his lot, giving him a much more desirable property. Kidd moved the building without the least injury to any part of it.
Alex Forbes had devoted some time in framing and constructing a summer kitchen on his premises on Main Street. It will be very convenient when finished.
The "Fuller" property, owned by Mr. A. O. Christern, the president of the Henry Milling Co., is being remodeled and fitted up for the latter's residence. A bath house and parlor will be new additions, while painting, papering, shingling and general overhauling is the plan laid out.
Robert McDonough is also building an addition to his residence near the M. E. church. This consists of a sitting room and a bedroom. R. L. Reed carpenter.
Frank Baer, who always has net premises, has painted his residence on School Street in attractive style.
Kerley Ward is wanting more room at his suburban residence. He is putting on a substantial addition, greatly to his convenience and comfort.
A new brick foundation has been placed under A. L. Hupp's saloon this week, and the interior of the saloon has been handsomely fitted up.

Henry Republican, Henry IL, May 31, 1883

Henry News

We omitted to mention last week a call from Mr. Eugene Bassett, brother of our townsmen Perley Bassett, a representative of the "art preservative," and one of the best and most artistic job printers on the calendar. He is now with the Wizard Oil Wagon in My Maryland a fine singer and musician. He has traveled through the south the past winter and was taking a short vacation to see home friends in the northern states. We were pleased to meet him.

Names of pupils not tardy during the past month in Miss Hettie Helper's room of the public school: Bettie Grawburg, Emma Horner, Percy Kelley, Joe Hartley, George Crompton, Charley McMannus, Jessie Gates, Georgie Shafer, Claton Kelley, Clifford Kelley, Ruby Thorp, Elmore Davis, Fred Tompson, Burtie Anderson, Mae Young, Fannie Horner, Maude Eckhart, Mabel Duncan, Edith Harris, Mamie Buckley, Danny Horam, Willie Powell.

A cow belonging to James H. King, living a mile below town wandered into the city on Sunday, and overcharging her paunch with white clover, fell over dead in J. A. Warren's alley. She was fearfully bloated. She was his best cow, a valuable animal, for which he had been offered $75 a number of times. Another cow was also inflicted, but he saved her. Anton Ziegler, a neighbor of Mr. Kings also lost a cow a few days previously from the same cause.

R. E. Gregory and family returned Monday evening from a visit to Mrs. Gregory's brother Asa O. White. The latter is located within three miles of Milford, Iroquois County, where he and his wife and three children enjoy life on a well-stocked 160 farm of fine stock, embracing horses, cattle and hogs. They have three artesian wells in full flow, and have fine prospects for crops generally. Mr. White has also 1500 rods of fence, a rather large amount for that sized farm, and has done considerable tiling, which enables the land of that region to be more productive to the husbandman.

The Light Guard Band will give an open air concert from the Paskell House porch on Tuesday evening next.
C. C. Jones, Esq., has broken up housekeeping. His family now are members of Mrs. John Whitney's family.
Dr. C. M. Baker returned from Hot Spring, Ark., on Saturday. He was greatly benefitted by his trip and the hot baths.
Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Buchanan and Will Wescott and Miss Barney were up Sunday from Lacon visiting Mayor Townsend and family.
The Duke Bros. have sold nearly 100 of their celebrated Duke road carts and orders are pouring in from all quarters. They sell on sight.
Dr. Snyder will visit Lacon from this date only on Wednesdays. Those who need the services of a skillful dentist, will bear this fact in mind.
Mrs. E. H. Hutchins, who left Henry for Chicago on Saturday will spend several days at the metropolis this week. Her son Horace accompanied her.
The Henry Milling Co. expect to receive a cargo of 6000 bushels of wheat from St. Louis this week and will commence grinding the first of next week.
R. E. Gregory has moved, occupying the house vacated by C. C. Jones, Esq., the house he vacated being occupied by Mr. C. G. Griswold, its recent purchaser.

J. S. Burt Moves Townsend House
The Henry Republican, Henry Illinois, May 3, 1883
The two story dwelling known as "the Townsend" property located in the rear of J. F. Gate's grocery store, has been purchased by J. S. Burt, who has contracted for its removal to two lots in rear of the Swedenborgian church, fronting Thomas street north, John O. Kidd superintending the removal. The house is an old veteran, one of the first in the city. As near as we can learn the facts it was ordered built and for some time was occupied as a dwelling by Cheever, the merchant, Haskell of Indiantown, the carpenter. It consists of an oak frame, strong and well put together. The weatherboarding is of cottonwood, and is still good considering that it has never been painted. The two sills were struck with dry rot, which impeded the progress of removal, as new ones had to be framed and substituted on the way. Mr. Burt will fit it up for a tenement house and from its many rooms and proximity to the business portion of the city will be one of the dwellings to be sought after.

Mrs. George (Nane Whitney) Wilder Visits from Springfield Mass.
Henry Republican, Henry IL, May 17, 1883
Mrs. George Wilder nee Nane Whitney, after two months of delightful visiting among friends here, said goodbye on Monday morning and hied away to her adopted and future home, the beautiful city of Springfield, Mass, where she has resided since her pleasant and congenial marriage. She has everything for her comfort and is much pleased with New England. Her sister, Mrs. Rudolph Kline of Streator was over a day or two to spend the last remaining hours of her stay with her. The latter also returned home to Streator the first of the week.

Grey Eagle Makes Trip to Hennepin
Henry Republican, Henry IL, May 17, 1883
The Grey Eagle will make her regular trip to Hennepin next Sunday, at 2 o'clock P.M., accompanied by the Henry Light Gunr'd band. This gives opportunity for a steamboat excursion with excellent music to make the trip enjoyable. Capt. York and the affable clerk, Ed Humphrey will spare no pains for the comfort of all who take passage.

B. Yaeger Started a Beer Selling War
The Henry Republican, Henry Illinois, June 7, 1883
The new departure of B. Yaeger, in advertising beer at two glasses for a nickel, caused a flurry in beer circles last week as soon as The Republican appeared and "war" was declared among the saloonists. One put up a placard advertising 3 glasses for a nickel, while still another advertised 4 glasses. It made a general sensation and much sport was elicited in many ways. However nothing serious has resulted thus far. Mr. Yaeger continues to sell and has awakened a big trade in "Milwaukee's best," while his neighbors are selling at the old rates. A Peoria representative we were told was here Tuesday to effect a compromise between the "belligerents" but Mr. Yaeger has the "winning card," and is likely to play it, refusing to make any change in any way.

Local Improvements
The Henry Republican, Henry Illinois, June 7, 1883

A. M. Pool is remodeling the B. A. Vail house, corner of Wirt and Richard streets, which is to be occupied by T. F. McCoy when completed. A. V. Goltra, the builder and his gang of men, have the work in hand. Mr. Pool has also made some extensive improvements to his own palatial residence. He has caused to be constructed a kitchen and porch, as also a large woodshed at the back of the lot on the alley. This work was in charge of Chester Anthony, a very creditable builder who did a satisfactory job.

The Bridge Co. are making arrangements for some extensive repairs this season. For the new trestle on the opposite side of the river, which joins on to the bridge proper, J. A. Thomas of Lacon has the contract for furnishing the piles, C. A. Coan of Lacon for driving them and D. L. Travis, the hardwood lumber merchant of this city, the contract for furnishing the plank. There will be some extensive graveling done this season, both on the main and "Green" pikes. The trestle repairs will probably be completed sometime in July.

C. G. Griswold is putting up a large barn on his premises (the Danley place). It will bey 24 by 32 and is in charge of Eli Albertson.

Abram Anderson has been putting up a large barn this spring. Its dimensions are 30 by 52 feet, 18 foot posts. It has a Joliet stone foundation and is made "solid and substantial" like Abram himself, verifying the old adage "like begets like." It has stable room form 16 horses and loft room for 35 tons of hay. C. H. Kellogg of this city was one of the carpenters on the structure and pronounces it one of the largest and best barns on Lone Tree prairie.

The Henry Republican, Henry Illinois,
June 7, 1883
Samuel Croft is on the sick list. His physician reports him convalescent at this writing.
A strawberry and lemonade festival at Strawn's Church, Putnam County, this evening.
Mrs. G. H. Cone has been visiting at Walnut, Bureau County, recently, her girlhood home.
The Marshall County Temperance Union will meet at the Red Ribbon Hall in Lacon, on Saturday, June 16.
Mrs. John Mabel of Fairbury is visiting family friends in Henry, her father Jacob Syphets and her sister Susan.
Earl and Shuman put down a new bridge over the stone gutter at the crossing of Front and Main streets on Tuesday.
Miss Lettie Renoad of Chicago and Miss Genevive Forrella of Waukegan, are guests this week of Mrs. H. H. Frost.
Mr. W. G. Barnes, father of Mrs. C. G. Smith is visiting in the city and will probably spend the summer with his daughter.
The Odd Fellows held an election last evening: N. G. C., W. Buckley; V. G., Clarence E. Brut; secretary, John Brush; treasurer, W. G. Snyder.
The parties who took the coil of barbed wire from in front of Duke & Bro's shop, had better return it and save trouble and expense, as they are known.
Rev. O. L. Barler will fill his regular appointment on Sunday next, preaching at the temple at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The public are cordially invited to attend.
Jacob Guyer, elder in a Peoria Presbyterian church, assisted in such capacity at the sacramental service at the First Presbyterian church in this city on Sunday morning last.
Mr. Ezra Calef is one of our heaviest stock raisers. Recently he sold 55 hogs out of a lot of 170 and last week at the good price of 6 90, sold 60 more to C. W. Carroll, one year olds, that averaged 310 lbs. They were very choice lots, the finest Mr. Carroll thinks he has shipped this year.
Mr. George Nicholson has returned from Utah, where he spent some time in the mining region of that territory. He brings home a number of valuable specimens of mineral ore, which he is exhibiting to all interested in mining subjects. He thinks Salt Lake City, the finest city west of the Missouri River.
The ladies of the M. E. church will hold a strawberry and ice cream festival at the parsonage next Tuesday evening, June 12th, for the purpose of raising money to pay for the new organ recently purchased for the church. A good attendance is desired and solicited. A very cordial invitation to all to attend.
The Henry Light Guard band will give a steamboat excursion to Peoria, on Sunday June 17. They anticipate a very enjoyable trip. Nothing will be wanting for the pleasure of the excursionists, and a large company it is expected will avail themselves of this opportunity for a visit to Peoria. Apply to members of the band for trip tickets.
Mr. Solomon Noll, the confectioner and fruit dealer, remembered The Republican force Tuesday afternoon, bringing in a pitcher of lemonade which they surrounded in short order. Sol knows how to made "ade" with the lemon and orange attachments as well as anyone we know of, and all the other goodies he keeps fresh, palatable and nice. Give him an occasional call.
J. W. Niece, the druggist, is out skirmishing through Kansas. He will be absent about two weeks. Garratt Wykoff of Lacon is in charge at the drug store during his vacation.
Mr. Richard Tremain returned Tuesday from a pleasure trip to Kansas to see his children. He is in excellent health and speaks of growing crops and cheerful outlook for crops generally.
George Palmer, who has been living in this vicinity for some time, returned to Paxton the othe day, threatened with an attack of typhoid fever. His friends learn he is now beter.
Miss Emma Hanna has gone to Omaha, Neb to spend some time. She was the only one we have heard of from here who profited by the late "railroad war." She purchased her ticket for five cents.
E. Hummel is the agent here for C. Parker & Son, representing the Minneapolis self-binder and other implements this firm handles. He can be found at the wareroom on the west side public square.
Miss Bessie Williams has returned home from a protracted visit at Newburgh N.Y. accompanied by her sister Mrs. D. W. Esmond, who is to remain some time among her old times girlhood friends.
Messrs. Low & Co. of the Peoria Steam Mable Works, have just erected two monuments in the Sugar Grove cemetery, one at the grave of Mrs. Ira Stephens, and another at the grave of a child of Mrs. John Neal.
J. McCullough of Milo, "the Moses" of this paper some years ago, is contemplating a home in Montana. He has visited that locality, spent a winter there and is much pleased with the climate, soil and prospective outlook for that territory.
Eddie Krenz, who has recently reached his majority, left home recently to see something of life for himself. He has located at Cincinnati where he found a good position. He has the elements for success and we wish him the full measure.
The Henry Cornet Band will favor our citizens with a free open air concert from the Paskell House balcony on Tuesday evening next. The band is alos preparing for an ice cream and strawberry festival some evening next week yet to be designated.
Richard Terrell of Hopkins, Mo., was in the city Tuesday. He informs us of the marriage of Mrs. Margaret Bark to a Mr. Aaron Cox, a wealthy farmer of Belden, Iowa, a widower with several children. Mr. Cox is highly spoken of. Congratulations Mrs. C.
Osmon Bower of this office was over at Sheffield over Sunday, visiting his parents, Rev. Bower and wife. All the family were present and had a family group taken. The occasion was to visit an uncle, Rev. Bower's brother, a merchant and iron founder of Berwick, Pa.
A new cottage monument was placed at the grave of the late Harrison Gregory last week. It stands high and is another creditable addition to the grounds. The workmanship is exceptionally fine, the monument coming from the new marble firm at Lacon, Messrs. Kirk & Sullivan.
Mr. W. N. Stout of Whitefield planted seed corn from three states this year - that of his own selection and from Kansas and Nebraska. His Illinois seed all sprouted. Kansas came in second best, while the Nebraska seed came poorly. That was his experience with foreign seed.

Cattle Fatalities from Eating White Clover
The Henry Republican, Henry Illinois, June 7, 1883
There is a fatality among the cows from eating white clover, almost as bad, as was experienced here some years ago. Among those who have lost valuable animals in town are Mr. Englebrecht the tailor, Pat Toomey, John Hartley and Charley Low. Samuel Maxwell and Joseph Duke had very sick cows but tapped them in time and saved them. We believe there a number of other losses, though we are unable to give names.

The Henry Republican, Henry Illinois, June 14, 1883
The Henry Light Guard band will give an open air concert on one week from next Tuesday evening from the balcony of the City Hotel. Their selections will all be new, and they promise us a rare trial in the musical line. This band is making rapid strides towards proficiency and are always worth hearing.
Mr. John Mattern has sold his house and 10 aces in south part of town to his brother Frank Mattern of Mt. Palatine, who will move to Henry this fall and become one of our citizens. Price paid $1500. Mr. John Mattern has gone to a hospital at Peoria, where he is carefully and comfortably provided for.
Anton Grasser's family dobbin, frightened at Paskell's bus, took to his heels yesterday afternoon and ran away. Mr. Gresser was thrown out at Weis's corner and severely bruised. The buggy was badly wrecked. The horse escaped with little damage. Mr. G. is slowly learning that "a horse is a vain thing for safety."
W. G. Snyder has just purchased of Jacob Melick, the famous sheep raiser, a lot of fine sheared sheep, grass fed only, that averaged 198 pounds. We mention this to show what a good breed of sheep can be made to do even on grass. Mr. Mellick has fine stock and makes sheep breeding and raising profitable. If you want a superior blooded animal, apply to him.
Mr. Wm. Warren, the contractor for Messrs Hutchins & Guyer's new building, arrived in the city on Tuesday and work at once commenced on the excavation for the cellar and foundation, which is being pushed forward with all possible speed. Some eight carloads of stone for the cellar wall have already arrived and are being hauled from the depot to the site of the building.
The Henry City Cornet band gave an open air concert from the Paskell House balcony on Tuesday evening last, to a large and appreciative audience. The band played some of their finest selections, showing both skill and ability. After the concert the band marched to the M. E. strawberry festival and delighted the immense throng assembled there for half a hour with their excellent playing.
Mrs. Jonathan Fulford and Mrs. G. G. Fulford, both on Monmouth, are again among home friends for a brief visit.
Patients of Dr. Nichols will find good accommodations at the City Hotel. He will be here the 15th and remain two weeks.
Mrs. Albert Nay returned home from her visit to Detroit las week. She reports incessant rains nearly all the time she was there.
The Whitmore brick yard completed the burning of a kiln of 100,000 brick last week. Ed Payne also burned a kiln the same time. They will all be needed.
Sol Noll had on exhibition yesterday some of the largest strawberries we have seen. They were raised by Dr. Reader of Whitefield Corners. Sol always has the best in the fruit line.
A Mr. and Mrs. Nelson of Princeville, were guests last week of H. H. Kirchman. He formerly was a neighbor of S. P. Hill in the early day, when the latter was a resident of Peoria County.
J. H. Jones has removed his stock of clothing out of the Gregory Bros. building into his new store and in order to reduce the stock before receiving fall goods, will give a discount of 10 percent from his former low prices.
James Kelly has succeeded William Clark as lock tender, the latter having resigned and left the city. This is a good berth for James, who will make a valuable assistant to Collector Campbell.
Mr. Sol Noll purchased yesterday three Indian stone axes, found a day or two ago on the farm of Peter Tommes opposite this city. They seemingly are genuine relics of Blackhawk times.

Henry News
The Henry Republican, Henry Illinois,
June 21, 1883
The Henry Light Guard band will complement the citizens of Henry with a free concert from the balcony of the City Hotel on Tuesday evening next. Front seats reserved for the ladies.
Albert Nay, who has had his brother Frank visiting him from Crawfordsville, Ind., the past week, accompanied him on Monday as far as Chicago on his way home. Albert returned yesterday.
Mr. George Sparling sent in to The Republican a glass jar of assorted strawberries, the largest yet shown on our desk. They would have taken prize no doubt, had they been on exhibition for that purpose.
T. F. McCoy the jeweler, received information on Monday of the alarming condition of his mother, who is lying very low at her home at Lewiston, Pa. She had sustained a severe shock of paralysis and her recovery was regarded as extremely doubtful. Her age is about 68.
The Misses May Robertson and Nellie Brown were favored with a pleasant visit on Tuesday last, from three little raises from town - Nellie Fosbenner, Beulah Nicholson and Maggie Harney. They had a splendid time at the Robertson homestead, three miles northwest of twon.
Perley Bassett is having is barber shop fitted up in a handsome and attractive manner and while this work is being done is occupying temporary quarters next door north. Perley is giving first class satisfaction as a hair dresser and shaver, and is reaping the funds by a good patronage.

The Henry Republican, Henry Illinois, July 19, 1883
Deferred Locals

The new tenant at the "Topping" house is Billy Bidline, not Henry Whitcher. The latter simply moved them to town.
J. A. Coulter of Saratoga Township, has put himself under the care of Dr. Keith of Peoria. He has been an invalid some time and is quite feeble.
E. N. Spellman and Clarence Watt returned home from Bryant's commercial college, Chicago, to enjoy the 4th. E. N. returned Saturday night and will continue his commercial studies till winter.
Mr. B. Yaeger has applied for a wholesale as well as retail license to sell liquor and alcohol. This in an addition of $100 over the $500 city license. Another carload of beer was received the first of the week from Milwaukee.
Sain Welty of Richland Township received the Jewell prize of $50 for the best examination at Yale College, New Haven, Conn., in the law course. He was also a graduate of the Wesleyan University at Bloomington. He is a fine scholar and has a promising career before him.
After closing a successful term of school at Sugar Grove, Whitefield, Miss Bertha Albertson has gone west to spend the summer with her sister, Mrs. Leon Rubbles, at White Cloud, Kan. Names of pupils neither absent nor tardy during the month of June: Della Spencer, Lucy Spencer and Mary Landers.
The Rising City (Neb) Independent says: "E. W. Roberts, from Illinois, a friend of P. Gehren, has bought out J. N. Komes and has set up his boot and shoe shop in the small building north of the bank. He comes highly recommended and we doubt not will be successful, as there is any amount of work to be done." We hope "E. W." will make his everlasting fortune.
The venerable father Edward Simpson, who a couple of weeks ago went to Great Bend, Kan., to visit his son, Lewis, accompanied by his daughter, Mrs. Wm. Davis, was taken down soon after his arrival, and is now lying very low at his son's. His great age is against his recovery, as he has already reached the 85th milestone of life.
A commission has recently partitioned the Robert Davis estate, dividing and settling off the immense estate to the several heirs. The commission consisted of Y. A. Glenn of Putnam County, David McWilliams of Livingston and John Holmes of Peoria. Their work will be presented at probate court this month for its examination and approval, when the property will be assigned.
The justice office of E. T. Disosway is putting on the dignity of a court, or rather a semblance of it. The walls have been furnished with a coat of alabaster, the wood work painted and a balustrade erected across the room, cutting off the court and audience in attendance. The city council also fine the balustrade very convenient when they are in session, excluding all but the council itself from the enclosure.
C. G. Griswold, the new grain merchant, is fitting up his newly acquired home in an elaborate manner. He has recently added a very large barn and wood shed to the premises, and is now engaged upon the house, making a large portion of the back part two stories high. Thence with new roof, paint, etc., as finishing touches, he will have an attractive and commodious residence equal to his neighbors.
Mr. Mark Gregory has one of the most attractive farm houses and premises in this section of the state. Col. Warren has recently been engaged painting up the residence, tower and windmill, barn, carriage shed, etc., all of which presents a very inviting appearance. The house retains its original color of white, with green blinds. The barn and sheds are of green with sky blue trimmings. The tower is blue and the windmill "red as fire." We admire Mr. Gregory's taste and we accord him, as the result of his outlay, very handsome premises.
A sale of the household effects of the last John T. Russell took place on Pool's corner Saturday afternoon. Alex Brown cried the sale, everything being sold, but at not high figures.
Mrs. H. L. Hutchins, who has been visiting in Chicago for several months, with her son Asa, returned home on Friday evening, to the great joy of her aged and disconsolate husband.
Charles Reichhart has had a sick horse the past week. E. W. Wright, the veterinary surgeon, called it an influenza, which he predicts will sweep the country. At last accounts the animal was recovering.
T. P. Coan missed a couple of dollars in change from his money drawer the other day, but knows pretty well the purloiners. He will keep a sharp lookout when the young miscreants hereafter put in a n appearance about his fruit stand.
The matron of the Marshall County farm, Mrs. H. J. Adams, is the guest of ye editor's family today. Last evening she attended the Presbyterian sociable at the residence of Hon. J. H. Jones, sharing with the large company the pleasure and festivities of that occasion
Mrs. Judge Neville and Mrs. Mayes, both of Varna, called upon The Republican on Tuesday. They dined with David Coan and wife. Mrs. Neville is a correspondent of a Lacon paper and a graceful easy writer.
The congregation and Sabbath school of the Henry society of the New Jerusalem hold their annual picnic tomorrow at Lacon. They go by Grey Eagle to spend the day on the lawn and grounds of Mrs. Emily Turbitt, returning in the evening. Mrs. T. has fine grounds in connection with her residence and it is hoped that all who go will profit by the recreation and social sphere of the occasion. The boat carried the party for 25c the round trip.
The venerable Dr. Powell visits Chicago this week he thinks the last attempt he shall make to visit his children abroad. At Chicago he has two daughters, Mrs. Wyckoff and Mrs. Perry. His household was blessed with nine children, only six of whom are living, three sons and three daughters. He is quite well and enjoying excellent health for one of his great age, with but slight impairment of his faculties. His eyes are somewhat dim, while his hearing is apparently as sharp as ever. We wish him a safe and pleasant journey and his aged wife, who accompanies him.


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