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       NUMBER 45

This newspaper was found under the flooring of the J.D. Ball home near Toluca when the home was recently demolished to build a new home for the present owners, Gaylord and Marcia Schmillen.  Unfortunately the existance of this paper and others were discovered too late to save it intact.  I will attempt to record as much of the paper as possible "as written".  I want to thank Ken, Gaylord and Marcia Schmillen for letting me borrow this paper to record.

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The people of Wenona are agitating the question of  a new school house.  A vote at the school election will decide it.

Arbor day in the Streator schools will be observed by the planting of $50 worth of trees, the board having appropriated that amount and ordered a half holiday.

At the municiple election in Galesburg, Tuesday, the high license party elected five out of seven aldermen, which makes the council stand eight to six in favor of higher license.  The license will probably be raised from $1,000 to $1,200 or $1,500. -- Galva News. 

Hon. John C. Campbell, chairman of the State Democratic Central Committee, was buried at Streator on Sunday, March 30.  Mr. Campell was an honored member of the G.A.R.  Large delegations of prominent democrats were present from Chicago, Joliet, Ottawa and Aurora.

Readers of local papers make a mistake in not preserving a copy of each issue for a year and having them bound in book form.  The cost is but trifling and they would thus have a library of local history that would be invaluable for reference and a never failing source of pleasure in old age. 

A Wichita paper is responsible for the following:  A young married couple giving their first baby an airing in a new carriage just bought, noticed a look of amusement on all they passed, which generally ended in a boisterous laugh.  One of them went on ahead to reconoiter, and as she neared the carriage on her return her eyes bulged and her face flamed as she saw on the front of the carriage a placard which bore the legend, "Our Own Make." 

Early to bed and early to rise, pro and con, take your choice:  "The lark came up to meet the sun and carol forth his lay; the farmer's son took down his gun and at him blazed away.  The busy bee arose at five and hummed the meadows o'er; the farmer's wife went for his hive and robbed him of his store. The little ant rose early too, his labor to begin; the greedy sparrow that way flew and took his ant-ship in.  O, birds and bees and ants be wise, in proverbs take no stock; like men, refuse from bed to rise, till half past eight o'clock." 

The following difficult problem is going the rounds of the press. A man purchased groceries to the amount of 34 cents.  When he came to pay for the goods he found he had only a $1, a 3 cent piece and a 2 cent piece.  The grocer on his side, had a 50 cent piece and a quarter.  They appealed to a by-stander for change, but he although willing to oblige them, had only two dimes, a 2 cent piece and a 1 cent piece.  After some perplexity, however, change was made to the satisfaction of everybody concerned.  What was the simplest way of accomplishing this? 

The U. S. Express Co. spent probably not less than $20,000 prosecuting and persecuting Heman Chapman, over and above the $14,000 lost and the $4,500 indemity awarded him, but the terror they were to strike into the hearts of those having designs upon their money packages by this vengeful proceeding has not panned out according to programme.  The disappearance of cash still continues.  On Wednesday a package containing $10,000 disappeared in Chicago from a wagon  of the company with two men in it and the money in a safe, or supposed to be, besides. 

Schweinfurth, an ex-Methodist preacher, who for some time has been living near Rockford, styling his home "heaven", with a number of female converts who are called angels, and claiming to be "the representative of the son of God" in one of his sermons at "heaven" recently reiterated his claim of being Savior, and insisted that he had power to raise the dead, and work miracles.  He claimed that a two year old boy at "heaven" had died a short time ago and that he had restored the lad to life and health by the laying on of hands.  His followers readily believe all of these statements and worship him as the son of God.  Schweinfurth is growing rich rapidly, many wealthy farmers have joined his flock and deeded their farms and land to him "for the good of the cause" -- Woodhull Dispatch 

A little thoughtfulness on the part of the subscribers to a county newspaper will aid the publisher in presenting the news.  False modesty often causes the omission of readable items, often times of general interest.  A county editor can not be everywhere.  He often has more than he can attend to, besides (Continued Column 2) 

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(...torn off...) for the paper.  But (...torn...) bers depending on its (...torn...) for its existance and (...torn...) against close competition, afford to attend alone to this part of the work.  A few minutes work on the part of one familiar with the facts, will oftimes save hours to the publisher, who has to search to find some one conversant with the facts.  If there is a death or marriage among your nearest friends,  delegate some one to furnish all the facts about the case to the printers.  We do not mean to write a long obituary or marriage notice; but in case of death, give time of death, cause, age, family connections, prominent events of life, general characteristics, places in which the deceased lived, where buried, the officiating clergymen, etc.  Such a policy would save many articles ending with "a more extended notice next week."  If you do not furnish the editor with any facts of any items you may know, do not blame him for not publishing it. 

In last week's issue the Republican propounds a number of questions.  As it it assumes as "facts" matters of which we know nothing and, if true, would have no bearing upon the question of tariff reduction, we do not care to enter into a discussion of them, especially where the animus of the writer is so clearly exposed as it is in the article in question. 

The issue  that  is  championed by the democratic party is not that free trade is a good thing for England, or a bad thing.  That is a  question that concerns only themselves, and they must dispose of it as they see proper, they don't ask us to help them. 

The question for us to consider is, whether it is better to maintain an excessive war tariff imposed to meet the expenses of a stupendous war, and which was admitted to be a great burden upon the agricultural and laboring people, or whether it is better, now after twenty-five years of peace, to reduce the war tariff and relieve those classes who are being borne down by the burden. 

There is no one trying to foist free trade upon the country.  This fighting free trade is simply building a man of straw for the pleasure of knocking him down, so far as it has any bearing upon the question of tariff reduction. 

We are not one who believes that the tariff is responsible for all that happens to a country, but we do believe that the excessive tariff is an important factor in the depression and stagnation of business over the entire country, and we further believe that an earnest and genuine reduction of the tariff would greatly alleviate those interests which are now as depressed. 

The question of tariff reduction seems to be a vital one for the American voter to consider, especially the farmers.  Some cause has driven the farmer of New England to desert his farm,  the farmer of Pennsylvania to go into bankruptcy, and is making the farmer of the west the tenant of any exacting landlord.  That the high tariff is responsible for much of the trouble is generally admitted.  A calm, dispassionate, unprejudiced study of the question should be given to it by every honest minded man, and when his mind is made up, after viewing the question in all its bearings, let him cast his vote for what he thinks is the best interest of the whole country. 

Newspaper Decisions 

The following is a synopsis of the decisions of the United States courts on the laws governing subscriptions to newspapers and periodicals.  It should be cut out and preserved for reference. 

1. Subscribers who do not express notice to the contrary are considered as wishing to renew their subscriptions.
2.  If subscribers order the discontinuance of their periodicals, the publisher may continue to sent it until all arrearages are paid.
3.  If subscribers neglect or refuse to take their periodicals from the postoffice to which they are directed they are responsible until they have settled their bills and ordered them discontinued.
4.  If subscribers move to other places without informing the publisher and the papers are sent to former address, they are held responsible.
5.  The courts have decided that refusing to take periodicals from the office or removing and leaving them uncalled for, is prima facie evidence of intentional fraud.
6.  If subscribers pay in advance, they are bound to give notice at the end of the time if they do not wish to continue taking it; otherwise the publisher is authorized to send it and the subscriber will be responsible until an express notice, with arrearages, is sent to the publisher. 

Under the late laws a publisher can arrest for fraud anyone who takes a paper and refuses to pay for it.  Anyone who lets his paper run along for some time unpaid and then orders post-master to mark it "refused" lays himself liable to arrest and fine. 

We clip from last weeks exchanges a number of cases where boys have been killed or seriously injured by jumping on and off cars when in motion.  It would seem that these recurring cases would serve as a (continued column3) 

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warning to every man and boy to keep off of moving trains when they have no business their: 

In Ransom, a few days ago a fifteen year old boy, son of John Merrman, while trying to get on a train in motion fell under the cars and lost both feet.  -- Minonk Blade
     In Geneseo, a lad about 14 years old, named Fay Ott, was killed by the cars, while he was jumping on and off freight cars.  He was attempting to board a furniture car when his foot slipped and he went under the wheels.  A remarkable part of the accident was that his body threw the large car completely off the track.  He was horribly mangled.
     A young boy tramp while trying to jump a train at Galva, was thrown under the wheels and will lose two toes and lots of foolish notions.
     Willie Rasmusen a boy about 13 years old, in company with a negro boy, both strangers here, attempted to board a freight train; in so doing, Willie somehow missed his hold and fell under the wheels and was badly injured.  His right arm was mashed off close to the shoulder, his face cut and bruised and his right leg and foot considerably injured.  He said his home was at Mason City, Mo. -- Galva Standard 

Oliver Cole, a man about 30 years of age, in attempting to board a stock train fell between the cars and both legs were completely severed quite close to the body.  He was taken into the depot and surgical assistance summoned, but though conscious and apparently suffering but little, he died about half past eleven. -- Dixon Sun 

A young man named Tom Butler, while trying to steal a ride on a freight train at the Central yards, Tuesday night, fell under the wheels and had a leg run over, necessitating amputation at the knee. -- La Salle Democrat-Press

A 15-year old boy of Quincy, Ill., played truant from school and visited the railroad yards, where he had a leg cut of by the cars -- Peoria Journal 

Last Sunday Jule Dickman, a boy about 12 years old, jumped on a moving freight train, rode a short distance and then jumped off, striking the ground in such a way that he broke his left leg below the knee.  Both bones are broken and he is in a bad condition - Utica Gazette.

When it is taken into consideration that these cases all happened in a radius of 50 miles, in one week, the list over the country must be appalling. 


(Sugar Grove was a school district in Whitefield Township, northwest of Henry)

     Saturday is school election.
     The farmers nearly all have their oats sowed the ones sown before the rain are coming up nicely.
     It has been remarked that the only sure thing about the weather is a hail storm once a week.
     Messrs, Snyder and Nickelson at Sunday dinner at Thos. Monier's.
     Allie Bell, spent a few days last week visiting friends in town.
     Ross Gregory returned from his western trip and spent a few days visiting the (..?..) and fireside of his childhood.
     Mr. J. F. Smith is giving his house lately occupied by James Divilbliss a thorough renovating, plastering, painting and papering from cellar to garret combining two rooms by removing a partition, also adding a window in the south.
     Mrs. Loomis is entertaining her mother from Putnam this week.
     John Blackburn has been having a serious time with rheumatism this spring, so completely robbing him of his rest that he seldoms sleeps after midnight.
     J. R. Bouton was in town Saturday; he informs us that he intends spending his vacation at Dixon.  Mr. B. is a self made man full of pluck and energy.
     Mr. and Mrs. Barnard have moved on their place occupied by Tom Weir last year, and are building quite a large addition to the house.
     We did not see anyone planting potatoes Thursday (the 100th day) consequently infer that the people of the Grove are not wholy governed by signs



  The quiet of our little village has not been disturbed since our last letter, consequently news is scarce, and your "Spy" has not much to report this week.
  Sunday it rained a fearful downpour and hailed great chunks of ice as large as walnuts.
  Mrs. Adam Matern is still sick and very weak.
  J. B. Bush is suffering from a hog bite.  He was bitten on the foot.
  Farmers here are sowing mostly white oats in preference to the 16 cent oats, as there is a better market for them. They are pretty well along with their sowing but are not through yet.
  Frank Powell has taken a young lady boarder, very young. She will probably stay a long time.
  States Attorney James Taylor is visiting in the vicinity of the Mount.
  John McNabb, jr. was elected school trustee to succeed himself last Saturday.
  Miss Maggie Fulmer, who has been very sick, we are happy to say is much better.
  Our Times and Republican now come to the Mount Friday morning instead of Saturday night.  It is a great convenience to us, for which we thank Uncle Sam or whoever is responsible for the change.



  Last Friday afternoon as Mrs. George Tarbill was crossing the railroad track west of Mr. Campbell;s tore going towards mrs. Tesmer's, a heavy freight train came along from the south and struck her in the back and tossed her in the air and she fell into the ditch about thirty feet north of where she was struck by the engine.  The locomotive gave a tremendous whistle.  It is a great mystery that such an intelligent, intellectual energetic woman that has resided near the railroad track should be overtaken in that way.  She was seen by many people as the whistle shrieked, and mr. martland thought she had cleared the track.  She was taken up unconscious and has remained so.
   The Baptist social was held at the residence of Mrs. Wm. Bonham last Friday evening.  Rev. Mr. Todd and wife attended.  it was a social and financial success.
      Last Saturday Mr. A. J. Athay returned from his trip to the northwest.  He left Charley McClanahan at Seattle and his sick brother in Arizona for his health.
     Sunday morning was very warm, but we had a hailstorm in the afternoon.
     Mrs. Robert Aitchinson and two children, from nauvoo, were guest of Mr. Andrew Aitchinson last Sunday and attended Rev. Todd's meeting.
     Miss Robb has returned home and is ready to commence school on Monday.
     Rev. Mr. Todd delivered an excellent sermon to a full house last Sunday.  Many came from the surrounding country.
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  Grandma Cartwright sits at the table and eats with the family.
  Mr. Fred McClannahan has gone to Indiana to visit his aunt.
  School commenced last Monday after two week's vacation.
  Some of the Sparland ladies will accept the invitation to attend the prayer meeting at 8 o'clock on Tuesday morning in the Congregational church in Lacon.
  Prof. McCluskie is doing good business in the musical line.
  Mr. Burnham still does custom work and makes sales at his home.
  Later -- Mrs. Tarbill is some better; no bones were broken.

(From another correspondent.)
  Elder Day, of Wenona, preached for the Holiness people last Saturday evening and Sunday morning at the house of Bro. Martland.
 These people are a good class of honest, sincere and zealous christians.  The peculiarity of their religion is, they do not believe in church organization and church creeds; nevertheless they meet together all the same, and each one is allowed to believe as he pleases, except on sanctification and holiness, which is the badge of their profession.  They ignore the divinely appointed ordinances of the Lord's house by not keeping in memory the Lord's death in breaking of bread, and his resurrection in baptism which is entirely contrary to the divine teaching of the word of God.  They call sanctification and holiness the second blessing and prove it by their own experience; that is, they say a person may have faith in Christ, receive the blessing of justification and be absolved from the guilt and punishment of sin, and live by the grace of God, for months and years in a half converted state, and at the same time they may preach the gospel to others.  I cannot conceive how the holy ghost that indited the divine word, can sanctify and make holy those who will wilfully teach and practice that which is entirely out of harmony with the word of truth.  I cannot conceive how sanctification and holiness can be entirely separated from justification, when the forgiveness of sins which is justification, is merely that which introduces the true believer into a state of consecration to God and a life of holiness.  No, my reader, God does no half way work.



  The heavy rainfall of Sunday has suspended all farm work for a day or two.
  James Michner hauled off his hogs Monday.  We did not hear how he sold them.
  A few days ago Alex Kesling made quite a haul in the fox line north of M. Perdews's.  He killed seven young ones and the mother.
  Mr. Ed Phillips and brother George and Mr. James Simmons spent Saturday night and Sunday with the Wrights.
  Claude Huber, who has been quite sick for several day is, we hear, getting better.
  Tuesday Mrs. Jane Ransom moved to Hennepin so that Miss Kate could board at home, as she is teaching school near there, where she will continue one year.
  The Saturday before the first Sunday in May the yearly meeting of the old Baptist church will be held.  The meeting will begin Saturday, May 3 at 10 o'clock.


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     We have had a good rain and the farmers are rejoicing.
     The lodge of Good Templars is increasing rapidly.  On last Friday night thirteen members were added to the roll and next Friday night there are more to come in.  The Good Templars are doing a great deal of good and we advise all that are not members to come and join them and help the good work along.
     The drama and drawing last Wednesday evening at the I.O.O.F. hall was a grand success.  At an early hour the hall was filled to overflowing.  All who took part did themselves credit by their acting.  The receipts were about $76, for which the managers thank all who patronized them.  No. 75 drew the 15 yards of carpet and was held by Geo. Griffith.  No. 207 drew the 25 years, and was held by R. B. Robberts.


     Mrs. P. Hennessey, who has been ill for some time, is now recovering from her illness.
     Mr. Mason Seelye's family moved to Chillicothe last week.
     The K. of A. held a meeting in the Saratoga town hall last Saturday night.
     One day recently Mrs. J. Driscoll, while out in the yard, noticed one of the window curtains up stairs on fire, and she ran to the house, rushed up stairs, thought the house was on fire.  On entering the room she found a lot of bed clothes, a stand and a suit of clothes belonging to Tommie Lynch all burned.  Fortunately no damage was done to the house.  Cause of fire unknown.



     We think the cold wave has come; we heard there was one predicted.
     The farmers are mostly all done sowing oats around here and some have commenced ploughing for corn.
     Adam Ammon, of Nettawaka, Kan., was a visitor in these parts last week.  He was also a victim of the grip and it left him with quite poor health.  His lungs were affected.
     Mrs. Julia Coleman returned last Wednesday from Arkansas, where she was spending the winter with her son.
     Miss Edith Peters and Miss Annie Smith visited in Putnam last week.
     Miss Tamar Caley spent Sunday at home.  As was natural Grant also spent Sunday there.
     Mrs. Aimire Henkins spent Sunday at home.
     R. S. Erwin is in town at present.



     Sid Chance met with quite a painful accident on last Monday by getting his hand badly cut.
     The rain and hail storm that visited this section on last Sunday afternoon was felt by all of our citizens, especially those who were looking after teams at the church.  The storm lasted some 15 or 20 minutes and was of great force and power, so John Sparling says.  Had there been high wind we believe that great damage to houses would have been done.  The hail stones were very large, some of them as large as hen's eggs.
     J. M. Williams is suffering from an attack of sciatic rheumatism.
     C. R. Condit, of Sparland, was in our burg last Sunday.
     Jim Pedit, of Keota, Iowa, visited relatives in Putnam last week.
     The family of Henry Shultz has been moved from Rachel Talliaferro's house by our officer and the residence is now occupied by Charley Quimby.
     Our merchants are getting ready for a big rush in the near future.
     Our Sunday school lesson for next Sunday will be found in Luke 7-36 50.  The title is "Forgiveness and Love." Let everybody come and join in this lesson on next Sabbath.
     At the election on last Saturday Edward Murphy was elected school trustee.
     Wm. Long took up his abode on the section last Tuesday.
     The hail storm riddled a few large window glass for Ed Sparling on last Sunday.


    Justice of the Peace & Collecting Agent, Putnam, Ill.

West, or to Peoria

No. 19 Accommodation .....6:30 a m
No. 17 Through freight .......4:00 a m
No. 15 Passenger ................3:45 a m
No. 1 Passenger ..................5:40 p m

East, or to Chicago

No.  2 Passenger ................8:55 a m
No. 16 Passenger ...............12:50 a m
No. 22 Accommodation ......8:05 p m
No. 93 Through freight .......10:10 p m

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     Beautiful spring has come at last.
     House cleaning seems to be the order of the day among the women.
     The farmers in this section are commencing to hustle.
     H. M. Stouffer was in Spaland the first of the week.
     Jasper Cecil and family will return to their old home in Hennepin some time this month.
     Prof. C. H. Bronson, the blind phrenologist of Chicago, commenced a course of lectures in the court house Monday evening.  As the lecture was free the first evening he had a large audience.
     Last Tuesday's election resulted in the victory of the whole democratic ticket, the following men being elected:  Supervisor, W. A. Kays; town clerk, John P. Towle; assessor, M. E. Newburn; commissioner of highways, Peter Feltes, jr.
     Miss Ada Echard commenced to teach a term of school at Sprinkleburgh Monday.
     Miss Mame Ray will begin her school work on the west side of the river near Putnam next Monday.
     Dr. J. M. Cowen will be back to Hennepin coon to take a permanent stay.
     (..?...)Easter concert which was given by the Sunday school scholars in the M. E. church Sunday evening was a grand success throughout, and our worthy superintendent deserves praise for fo resolutely helping in th4 good work.
     Goodwin & Co., the feather renovators who are now in Hennepin, are doing a good business and giving satisfaction.  They are pleasant gentlemen and understand their business thoroughly.


Publication Notice.

Circuit court of Marshall Co., June term, A. D., 1890

James Thompson vs Amy Thompson in Chancery.

Affidavit of the non-residence of Amy Thompson, the defendant above named, having been filed in the office of the Clerk of said Circuit Court of Marshall County, notice is hereby given to the said non-resident defendant that the complainant has filed his bill of complaint in said Court on the Chancery side thereof on the fifteenth day of April, A.D., 1890, and that a summons thereupon issued out of said Court against said defendant, returnable on the first Monday of June, A.D., 1890, as is by law required.
Now therefore, unless you, the said Amy Thompson, shall personally be and appear before the said Circuit Court of Marshall County on the first day of the next term thereof, to be holden at the Court House in the city of Lacon in said county, on the first Monday of June, A.D., 1890, and plead, answer or demur to the said complainant's bill of complaint, the same, and the matters and things therein charged and stated, will be taken as confessed, and a decree entered against you according to the prayer of said bill.


T. F. CLOVER, Complainant's Solicitor.
April 15, A.D. 1890

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Look After the Little Ones

  S.S.S. is the remedy for children because it is a simple vegetable compound, prepared from the roots gathered from the forests, and contains no mineral at all nor any poison of any kind.  It cures by eliminating the impurites of the blood, thus assisting nature.
  If there is or has been any consumption in your family, you should give your children S.S.S.  It will greatly stimulate the action of the lungs and enable nature to properly develop the child.  If there is scrofula, you should not fail to give S.S.S. It is the only remedy which has ever cured this disease. For boils, pimples, blotches, etc., on children S.S.S. is superior to all other medicines.  It acts gently, it forces out the impurities and builds up the child from the first dose.
  We will mail a treatise on blood and skin diseases to all who will send their address to us.


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Including main lines, branches and extensions East and West of the Missouri River.  The Direct Route to and from Chicago, Joliet, Ottawa, Peoria, La Salle, Moline, Rock Island, in ILLINOIS - Davenport, Muscatine, ottumwa, Oskaloose, Des Moines, Winterset, Audubon, Harlan, and Council Bluffs, in IOWA - Minneapolis and St. Paul, in MINNESOTA - Watertown and Sioux Falls, in DAKOTA - Cameron, St. Joseph and Kansas City, in MISSOURI - Omaha, Fairbury, and Nelson in NEBRASKA - Horton, Topeka, Hutchinson, Wichita, Belleville, Abilene, Caldwell, in KANSAS - Pond Springs, Denver, Pueblo, in COLORADO.  Free Reclining Chair Cars to and from Chicago, Caldwell, Hutchinson, and Dodge City, and Palace Sleeping Cars between Chicago, Wichita, and Hutchinson.  Traverses new and vast areas of rich farming and grazing lands, affording the best facilities of intercommunication to all towns and cities east and west, northwest and southwest of Chicago, and Pacific and transoceanic Seaports.

Leading all competitors in splendor of equipment, cool, well ventilated, and free from dust. Through Coaches, Pullman Sleepers, FREE Reclining Chair Cars, and (east of Missouri River) Dining Cars Daily between Chicago, Des moines, Council Bluffs, and Omaha, with Free Reclining Chair Car to North Platte, Neb., and between Chicago and Colorado Springs, Denver, and Pueblo, via St. Joseph, or Kansas City and Topeka. Splendid Dining Hotels (furnishing meals at seasonable hours) west of Missouri River. California Excursions daily, with  choice of routes TO AND FROM Salt Lake, Ogden, Portland, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. The  DIRECT LINE to and from Pike's Peak, Manitou, Garden of the Gods, the Sanitariums, and Scenic Grandeurs of Colorado


Solid Express Trains daily between Chicago and Minneapolis and St. Paul, with THROUGH Reclining Chair Cars (FREE) to and from those points and Kansas City. Through Chair Car and Sleeper between Peoria, Spirit Lake, and Sioux Falls, via Rock Island. The Favorite Line to Pipestone, Watertown, Sioux Falls, and the Summer Resorts and Hunting and Fishing Grounds of the Northwest.
    THE SHORT LINE VIA SENECA AND KANKAKEE offers facilities to travel between Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Lafayette, and Council Bluffs, St. Joseph, Atchison, Leavenworth, Kansas City, Minneapolis and St. Paul.
  For Tickets, Maps, Folders, or desired information, apply to any Ticket Office in the United States or Canada, or address

E. ST. JOHN,  Genereral Manager

JOHN SEBASTIAN, Gen'l Ticket & Pass. Agent


A new method of compounding Tar.
and all Skin Diseases. Send 3 2c-stamps for Free
Sample with Book. Sold by all Druggists and
by TAR-OID CO. 78 Randolph St., Chicago.  
Price 50 c.

Sold by J. E. and F. A. Powell

C. R. I. & P. R. R.


Express and mail 8:42 a.m.
Night express 12:35 a.m.
Bureau Accommodation 7:40 p.m.


Express and mail 5:53 p.m.
Night express 3:55 a.m.
Bureau accommodation 7:00 a.m.

"TRUE FRENCH," (6199)

Was foaled April 29, 1886, imported in dam 1885 by D. H. Vandalah, of Lexington, Ill.


   True French was bred by M. Lefeuvre, Commune of Maroles les Braults, Department of Santhe, France.  Got by Pleador II (5606) by Sultan (4713) has been duly entered for registry in Vol 1V of the Percheron Stud Book of America; his recorded number is 6199.
  True French will be four years old the first of May, is a dark iron gray, weighs 1,800 pounds and stands 17 hands high, with good bone and good muscular action.
  True French will make the season Mondays at Henneberry Bros. at Lone Tree, Tuesdays at Wm. Bokaw's, Whitefield Corners, Thursdays at Jones Bros., 3 miles north of Henry, Fridays at Dwyer Bros., 3 miles southeast of Henry, Wednesdays and Saturdays at home.

TERMS: $15 to insure colt to stand up and suck. $12 1/2 to run own risk, money due when mare is known to be with foal. Care will be taken to prevent accidents, but will not be responsible should any occur,
  Parting with the mare, or moving out of the neighborhood, forfeits (..?..) insurance and the money becomes due.




Can they make money at present prices?

By keeping the soil rich,
By cultivating it well,
By using the best seed,


Have their Grain and Seeds
Threshed, Saved and Cleaned


It will handle Grain and Seeds

  BETTER and
than any other Thresher.  

  It will save enough extra grain (which other machines will waste) to pay all threshing expenses, and often three to five times that amount.
  It will Clean the Grain and Seed so much better that you can get an extra price for it.
  It will your your work so much  QUICKER, so much CLEANER, and so free from WASTE,  that you will save money.

Such Threshing Machinery is made only by


When Baby was sick, we gave her Castoria,
When she was a Child, she cried for Castoria,
When she became Miss, she clung to Castoria,
When she had Children, she gave them Castoria

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