Taken From the Putnam Record
February 2, 1899
Local News - Payne's Point
Frank Koeler, one of the jolly good boys who has been sojourning with Col. Morris, has gone to the city down by the lake, where his father has secured a position for him.
Anthony Chance is kept close to his home on account of poor health. W. P. Hoyle also regains his health very slowly. These old timers are missed in the crowds at the public sales.
Emmett Laughlin of Iowa, with his brother Howard of Princeton, visited the McNabb brothers lately. Emmett can tell of many hair breadth escapes and dangers while in the wild and grizzly west.
Hon. Nathaniel Moore, who had a large circle of acquaintances among the readers of The Record, died at his home in Chicago last week. He was formerly a prominent farmer and stock raiser at Wenona and was a representative in the state legislature for several years.
While in Granville one day last week, that fine little village settled by the Green Mountain boys in the early days of Illinois, we found that good old Pennsylvania gentleman, Fred Dissinger, and his horseman friend, H. F. Graves, telling how to handle young horses, to a goodly number of auditors at the new store of W. L. Childs.
Mrs. Susan Wierman, who was buried at Clear Creek last week, was a daughter of Benjamin Lundy, the veteran of abolition journalism. Although Mr. Lundy's name is written on history's wide page, the people of our broad land should remember that the pen is mightier than the sword, and erect at this beautiful country city of the departed, a monument for historical Lundy that will withstand the storms of the years to come.
Jake Albert will clerk again the coming farm season for Early Moulfair; Dr Durplinger, for Owen Allen; Fred Sutcliffe, for Cyrel Haws; Otto Kessling for S. H. Newburn, and Oscar Kessling will start in on his fourth year for that model farmer, Have Morris. It takes four years to make a presidential term, and you know a rolling stone gathers no moss. Henry Kessling, who was S. H. Newburn's secretary last year, has accepted a like position this year with Farmer Newport.
We wonder if those farmer gents, who attended the institute at Magnolia and didn't ask for anything better than a back seat, from the fact that they were attired in horse-breaking boots and coats for muddy weather, did not get as much benefit from the good lectures delivered as some of the fellows attired in "Sunday-go-to-meetin" good, and their old trunk empty. Dress to suit the weather boys and not the crowd, and always remember that the cotton plant, sheep or silk worm wore those goods before you, and that not what we wear prepares us for old age, but how we wear; and not the uniform, but what it contains makes the soldier.
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