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"MAGNA EST VERITAS ET PRAEVALEBIT"
I. H. COOK & SON, Publishers
HENNEPIN, PUTNAM CO., ILLINOIS, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1886
Online Editor by Nancy Piper
I. O. O. F.
A. F. & A. M.
I. O. G. T.
Hennepin Post, No. 231, G. A. R. Meets in Grand
Army Hall, 1st and 3d Friday evenings of each Month. Visiting Comrades are
always welcome. JEFF DURLEY, Comm.
Hennepin Grain Market
CORN (Ear) 30
C. R. I. & P. R. R. TIME TABLE
TRAINS WEST No. 1 B Mail 4:14 p.m. No. 3 A Pass 2:50 a.m. No. 5 A Pass 3:22 a.m. No. 11 D Pass 2:15 p.m. No. 109B Acc 6:25 a.m.
TRAINS EAST No. 2B Pass 9:55 a.m. No. 4C Pass 1:50 a.m. No. 6C Pass 1:17 a.m. No. 8B Pass 1:05 p.m. No. 12D Mail 10:20 a.m. No. 110B Acc 8:38
WEST TRAINS No. 5B Leave 3:25 a.m. No. 11B Leave 5:07 p.m. No. 19B Acc 6:25 a.m. EAST TRAINS No. 12B Ar 10:40 a.m. No. 6C Ar 1:00 a.m. No. 16B Ar 9:00 a.m.
A = Daily except Saturday B = Daily ex. Sunday C = Daily ex. Monday D = Daily
--The death messenger visited the home of Rev. A. M. Conard, pastor of the M. E. church, last Saturday night, and took away his babe, some three weeks old, and the first born, we believe.
--The river was frozen over for two or three mornings last week, which should remind us that a bridge would now be a great convenience, as there will probably be many days this winter that the ferry boat will be run with difficulty if at all.
--A. T. Purviance, who was recently reelected county clerk of Putnam county, is the oldest county clerk in the state, we presume, having held the office for 32 consecutive years and December 6th starts in on a new term. During the thirty-two years he has had one or two pretty close elections, but generally "gets there" by a good majority.
--Barmore & Howe opened their new meat market to the public last Wednesday morning in the building lately occupied by Jere Beck. Ed and Bob both know how to prepare meat in an attractive and desirable shape and respectfully ask you to give them a call. They also have the most convenient arrangement for slaughtering hogs we have ever seen in Hennepin. Call and see it.
--Mr. Scherf, the tailor, informs us that he is meeting with fair success so far, and every customer has been well pleased with his work. Mr. Scherf keeps a good stock of materials to select from, and guarantees entire satisfaction in every instance. He would be pleased to have the people call and see his goods and work before going elsewhere. Good goods, good work and fair prices is his motto.
--Our evening mail from the east now reaches us about six o'clock p.m., if on time, which is inconveniently late. We see no reason why the mail could not be carried on the preceding train, which arrives at Bureau about 3:00 p.m. This would allow our mail to reach us about four o'clock, or a trifle after, which would make it much more convenient. Let us try for a change. What say you, business men of Hennepin?
--Phocion Howard failed in his attempt to secure an injunction against the convict contract labor amendment, but the attempt conveys the belief that something more than a mere itching for notoriety impelled Phocion to make the effort. Prominent and high-priced attorneys were engaged in the matter, and as it is generally known that Howard seldom has enough money to keep himself in good clothes, it is surmised that maybe the contract ring was at work trying the thwart the will of the people.
--Purge out the lurking distemper that undermines health and constitutional vigor will return. Those who suffer from an enfeebled and disordered state of the system, should take Ayer's Sarsaparilla to cleanse the blood and restore vitality.
--The combination sale at Granville last Saturday was quite well attended and everything advertised was sold, and while some articles went low, most of the property brought fair prices. We have not been advised by the managers, but presume another will follow soon.
--We have been unable to see Mr. James Henning so as to learn how he was progressing with his artesian well, but we learn through other parties that he has abandoned the project, having been unable, after going to a considerable depth, and expending several hundred dollars, to secure a flow of water. This would seem a little singular, as we had supposed that a flow could be secured almost any place in the county at a reasonable depth. One thing Mr. Henning has ascertained by his experiment, and that is the fact that coal underlies his land, and that may partially compensate him in his disappointment in securing water. And the rich bed of mineral passed through may be of value at some day.
--We have had some light rains during the last two weeks, but not enough to fill the wells and cisterns. There is much complaint all over the country on account of the scarcity of water, and unless we have some heavy rains before it freezes up there will be much suffering, especially to stock. Speaking of water reminds us that Bureau county is not likely to suffer a water famine. Near Tiskilwa there has lately burst out several springs, one of which discharges a large volume of water and from which is discharged large quantities of sand. A good sized creek is made from this spring. Another discharges a strong mineral water which is believed to possess wonderful medicinal properties.
--It may be all well enough to give the criminals confined in the state prison a holiday occasionally, and treat them humanely, but when it comes to giving them luxuries that thousands of honest people outside the prison walls cannot afford, and which the prisoners themselves, or at best the majority of them could not indulge in, we think it time for the taxpayers to object most emphatically. The daily papers last Friday informed us that on the day previous, Thanksgiving day, the convicts at Joliet were marched into the chapel where they listened to an entertainment given by the Hampton students, a troupe of colored jubilee singers, after which the Warden made them a little speech which set them all in a happy state of mind, telling them that they were going to be treated to a "good old-fashioned" thanksgiving dinner, after which they would be allowed a good smoke, etc. The program was carried out to the letter, and the dinner was made up of 1600 turkeys, 15 barrels of flour, 33 bushels of apples, 35 bushels of potatoes,a nd over 3,000 cigars. How do the taxpayers who are trying to make an honest living like it. Don't it look a trifle like a bid for more convicts? There should be a change. When men are treated better in prison than out, just so long will our prisons be full.
--James C. Allen, of Oxbow, whose death was mentioned in these
columns last week, had been afflicted for a number of years, and as many
of our readers may have a curiosity to know what his ailment was we copy
form the Henry Republican the following autopsy:
--H. H. Leech send us the first number of the Howard City News, a new paper just started at Howard City, Neb., the town in which Harve has located. In it we find the following mention of Mr. Leech. "H. H. Leech expresses himself as well pleased with the present state of the grain trade. He is now paying out from $200 to $300 per day to farmers for grain. This is encouraging considering that the grain season has just commenced. Mr. Leech is making many friends among the farmers by square and honest dealing and we predict for him the success he deserves."
QUAKER LANE - Nov. 29
---Amos Wilson leaves to-day for Chicago.
GRANVILLE - Nov. 29
---Thanksgiving was a general feast-day in our village, consisting
of roast turkeys, geese, ducks, oysters, etc.
Mt. PALATINE - Nov. 29
---The winter term of school begins today.
Putnam County Teachers' Association
Will meat at HENNEPIN, SATURDAY, December 18th, 1886.
10 a.m. -- Address .. J. R. Freebern.
J. E. W. MORGAN
J. F. SKEEL, Co. Supt.
The institute at Magnolia Nov. 20 was well attended,
and it being the first held by the new County Teacher's Association, the
managers feel quire assured that teachers of the county though few and far
separated, are taking hold of the matter in earnest.
Mrs. Margaret McElwain
We copy the following from the Bureau County News,
from the fact that the subject of the brief sketch was the mother of Eli
McElwain, a former resident of Hennepin.
--In the statement of the death of Miss Jessie Cunningham last week, we erred in styling that she was a member of the Congregational church. Miss Gracie Cunningham had lately become a member of that church, and we were lead into the error from that fact.
The Chicago Daily News of last Tuesday said a
delegation of congressmen and business men interested in the Hennepin Canal
projec would call on the President Wednesday to urge upon him to insert a
clause in his forthcoming message recommending an appropriation for commencing
the canal. In reference to the diffeerent routes, we clip from the
Rock Island Union:
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