McHenry County Community News
November 26, 1876
- There is a warehouse going to be built in town.
- Alva Clark has moved his shop to Marengo.
- THE SOURGHAM MILL IS IN FULL BLAST.
- I have a full assortment of all kinds of colored crockery. I.M. MALLORY
[Nunda Advertiser - November 26, 1876, Vol. 1 No. 23 - Transcribed by Anne Kunzen]
August 11, 1875
- Rev. Arvedson, of Algonquin, held Episcopal services in this village on Sunday, morning
- Mrs. L. McIntosh gave readings at the Universalist Church, in this village on Sunday
and Monday evenings.
- Rev. Mr. Hughes, Pastor of the M. E. Church in this village and Ringwood, made our
sanctum a very pleasant call on Saturday.
- The Free Methodist of the Fox River District have given notice that they will hold
a Camp Meeting one mile West of the village of Union, commencing August 18th, and continue one week.
- The mail train from the South, due here at 7:10 P. M. did not arrive on Saturday
evening until 10 o'clock. We understand the delay was caused by a freight train off the track between Crystal Lake
- John M. Smith, will open his new Store near the Depot this week. This store will
be under the charge of Geo. Gage. He intends keeping a full stock of Hardware,&c, in both stores, and will
be able to accomodate the buying public with anything in his line at either store.
- The firm of Aldrich & Smith, Rich-mond, have taken possesion of half a column
in the Plaindealer which the buying public would do well to read, they keep in stock of Dry Goods, Groceries,&C.,
selected with special reference to the wants of their customers, and their prices go way down to hard pan.
- The Base Ball game which was announced to take place in this village on Friday last,
between the "Spring City" Club of Woodstock and the "Bashful Boys" of this village, did not
come off from the fact that the Spring City Club failed to put in an appearance. We presume the game will be played
some time next week, although we are not advised as to the day.
- Lovers of Fine Art would do well to call at the residence of O. W. Owen and see the
fine Oil Paintings, the work of his eldest daughter. The people of McHenry should be proud of their home Artist,
and encourage her by their generous patronage. She shows great talent for one so young. The Portrait of Mrs. Williams,
sister of Mrs. Anderson Murphy, of Woodstock, will be there for a few days. Do not fail to see it. As a Portrait
it is perfect, and as a work of art it is simply splendid. She has a choice collection of Paintings, among them
a fine Painting of a horse for Newell Colby; one of a dog for Fidelity Bank, Chicago and others of rare merit.
Again we say we have great reason to be proud of our young Artist. McHenry
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- Owing to the rain on Sunday, the Steamboat did not leave for the Lakes until about
one o'clock, but notwithstanding this a goodly number went and report a good time. They returned about seven o'clock
in the evening.
- Rev. P. Anderson will hold Episcopal services at the Brick Church in this village,
on Sunday evening next, at 7 o'clock. All will please bear in mind that the services will hereafter be in the evening,
and will be held every two weeks.
- O. W. Owens has decided, as soon as the proper arrangements can be made, to start
a News Room at his store. Persons who wish to take any of the dallies or Magazines are requested to call and leave
their names at his store at once.
- Tickets have been issued for a grand Harvest Party, to be held at National Hall,
Woodstock, on Friday evening. August 27th. Four pieces of the best music will be furnished, and with the beautiful
Hall none who attend can fail of having a good time.
- The game of Base Ball between the Woodstock and McHenry clubs, was again set down
for Friday last, and again Woodstockites failed to come to time. Now boys, quit this fooling. Either come to time
or say you don't intend to. This letting one girl break up a ball game is all wrong.
- G. C. Curtis has put out a proclamation in the shape of a card announcing himself
ready to supply hunting and fishing parties with boats, with or without oarmen; Minnows Tackle, &c., on short
notice. We guarantee that anyone engaging "George" will be well taken care of and find the best fishing
grounds on the Lakes.
- MASONIC McHenry Chapter No. 3 R.A.M.- Regular Convocations held on the second and
fourth Fridaus in each month. H. C. Irish H. P. O. W. Owen Sec.,
- Masonic Hall is now nearly completed, and presents a very neat and tasty appearance.
- We hear a rumor that F. W.Mead has sold his Wagon and Carriage business at Ringwood
to two men who have been in his employ. We do not remember their names.
- The morning train from the North on Tuesday, ran over two cows near Ringwood. We
did not learn the owners name. No damage to the Engine but the cows are reprted as badly demoralized.
McHenry county has the following personal property, according to the statement of accessors: 10,733 horses 34,961
cattle, 211 mules, 45,528 sheep, 17,578 hogs. Also 4,669 wagons, 3,721 watches and clocks, 1,856 sewing ma-chines,
156 pianos and 406 melodeons and organs. The total assessed value of this property is $2,825,995. [McHenry Plaindealer, Wednesday Sept. 8th, 1875 - Contributed by Mert Sarvay]
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