The Eureka Journal

Eureka, Illinois, Thursday, October 10, 1889

Radford & Davidson, Editors and Proprietors
Terms $1.50 Per Year
Volume XXII
Number 41.

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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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Everybody in invited to examine the assortment of

Clothing, Hats, Caps, Gent's Furnishing goods, Trunks and Valises






I have 100 cords of first-class wood either in cord lengths or in stove wood.  The former at $2 75 per cord and the latter at #3.75, delivered.  Leaves orders at R. D. Smith's store.

For Sale

My farm of 320 acres of choice land, with No. 1 house, barn and other buildings, all in good order. The farm is well tiled and tilled, free from noxious weeds. Plenty of good water. Also a good tenant house on one quarter section.  On good terms. Call on the premises, or address me at Cruger, Illinois.



Learn Stenography and Typewriting?  The salary to competent operators is always the best. For a moderate outlay you can become a good operator in two or three months in the Shorthand and Typewriting department of Eureka College.  For further information address

G. W. Hootman
Eureka, Ill.

E C L E C T I C  P H Y S I C I A N,
makes a specialty of
C H R O N I C   D I S E A S E S
2 5  Y E A R S   E X P E R I E N C E
OFFICE - The Danahay building, west side of College Street, EUREKA, ILLINOIS.
In Roanoke every Wednesday.

Dental Chair Disarmed.



No More - well why continue thus?
Triumphant Application of Elec-
tricity for Dental Purposes

Modesty, to say nothing of Truth, leads us to say: We lay no claim to exclusive right, to use it "in Woodofrd and adjoining counties."

   The Galvano-Electric Battery is so arranged as to be at all times under perfect control of the operator.  The current is smooth, pleasant, and perfectly safe to the most delicate constitution.  Now is use, and has been for more than a year, in the infirmary of the Dental Department of the University of Maryland, and highly endorsed by the entire faculty of the Dental Department.

FULL SETS OF TEETH $8,00 and $10.

   Natural teeth treated and filled.  Special attention paid to perservation of children's teeth. All work warranted to give satisfaction. Office over J. H. Chamberlain's Store





I F  Y O U  W A N T


Give me a Call.

have refurnished the store formerly occupied by J. J. Mishler, and now keep my stock replenished in all departments,

invite you to brind in your


and get groceries in exchange.

Living Margins, is my Motto.



Brick Store, N.W. Corner Square,


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Timothy Seed

For sale at $1.25 per bushel, clean and pure, at my residence. R. Culp.

S I T E S .
The most desirable location for a home, with young orchard, land for pasture and cultivation, located in Eureka, are offered for sale by


Inquire at his residence, of the family, or of R. D. Smith, Agent.


One is a beautiful 80 acre farm 3 1-2 miles from good market, half mile from school, good new cottage house with five rooms, stable, cribs and granary.  All fenced and tile drained. Plenty of fruit and nice shade in yard.  Soil cannot be surpassed.  Price $45 per acre.  Easy terms.

Also 160 acres; good brick house - with cellar; frame barn and cribs.  School house on farm.  Land thoroughly tiled and divided into convenient fields, with the best of fences.  Will be sold at a bargain within the next 30 days.

320 acres, has new two story frame house, five rooms, pantry and closets.  New frame barn, 30x32.  Also cattle stable 24x30; good double crib 32 ft; new windmill and best of water.  Convenient ot school and market.  Price $47.50 per acre.  Easy payments.

Write for particlars or call on



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T H E  F A R M E R S  B A N K ,



John Darst & Co.,
(Successors to Darst, Eymann & Co.)

A General Banking and Collection Business transacted.
Steamship Tickets to and from Europe.


THURSDAY, OCT. 10, 1889

College Column.

   R. E. Thomas spent Sunday at Abingdon, his former home.
  C. G. Kindred preached at the Poor farm Sunday afternoon.
  C. P. Senteny preached at Cruger Sunday afternoon.
   C. G. Kindred and W. T. Brownlie attended church at Mt. Zion Sunday morning, where Prof. R. E. Hieronymus filled the pulpit.
  W. O. Hodson, of Burt, Iowa, a former student, made the school a call Monday afternoon.
    Mrs. Dr. Johann, Mrs. Prof. Younblood, Mis Alvey and others visited Peoria Monday.
     The Peric's have bought a piano.  It is pronounced a fine one.  Why did they not do this long ago?  Burkes, ditto?
     Miss Cora Hester was on the sick list.  All are pleased to see her in her accustomed place again.
     Prof. B. C. Deweise, the new teacher in the Bible Department of the College, preached Sunday evening in the Christian church to a full house.  Many were unable to get seats, and did not stay.
     The lecture on "Diagnosss and Doctoring," given last Thursday evening by Prof. Radford, was well attended considering the number of lessons which students are obliged to prepare in the evening for recitation the next day.  $23.50 was taken at the door.  Those who did not attend missed a rare treat.
     Prof. R. E. Hieronymus, Dr. Minassian, and R. E. Thomas, attended the State Oratorical Contest at Galesburg as delegates.  They did not succedd in getting Eureka College admitted to the association, but think it may be accomplished next year.  They reported a larg attendance and fien productions, but think Eureka would have taken first place.
     G. A. Miller's illness was only a cold, but it was the cause of his not attending the oratorical contest Friday.
     E. A. Riddle, class of '88, and R. A. Rhodes, an old student, spent Saturday and Sunday with old friends in town.  We may expect to see them both quite frequently.  We are glad it is so, for we are pleased to welcomeold friends and students.
     The Lecture tickets are out and they do credit to the course.  The names on them are Geo. R. Wendling, Geo. W. Bain, Dr. A. A. Willets, and harvard Quartette.  We understand the first lecture is to be given by mr. Wendling on Nov. 5
     Two new rules now in force, which shall guide the wandering steps of our fair friends at Lida's Woods, are: 1st. "Fifteen minutes after the arrival of the first person from any entertainment, all doors are locked."  (What would happen if a lady should have a violent attack of nose-bleed and have to go home during the entertainment?)  2nd,  "No lady is allowed to accept the company of the same gentleman more than a few times."  We would suggest that the ladies be allowed to choose their own company, or co-education be pronounced a failure.
    The officers of the Periclesian society elected last Friday evening for next term are:  President, W. M. Roberts; vice-President, Rodney D. Smith, Jr; Recording Secretary, J. P. Lichtenburger; Corresponding Secretary, Mabel Riddle; Gentleman Critic, L. J. Carlock; lady Critic, mamie Thrapp; Sergeant-at-Arms, C. E. Pope.  Directors:  B. J. Radford, R. E. Hieronymus and Dr. J. M. Allen.
     Tuesday evening after the College prayer-meeting a Y.M.C.A. was formed.  They enrolled about 20 charter members.  This is a move which should meet the hearty support of all, for it has long been needed.

Court House News


    Hanson P. Socks to Hellen Whorrall, e 1/2 s w 1/4 B&, Gibson's add El Paso.
     Grand L. Hibbs to Geo. Andrews, e 1/2 w 1/2, lot 2, B 17, El Paso.
    Nancy J. Dunn to B. D. Meek, lots 1 & 2, B 4, Foster's add Eureka.
    Peter Petri to J. J. Moyemont, lot 10, B 12, Benson.
     Pins Steiger to Joseph Eirich, lot 14, B 11, Benson.
     Herbst & Altorfer to John Sauder, pt lot 13, B 4, and lots 1 & 2, B 12, Roanoke.
    A. C. Wheeler to John Sauder, lots 5 & 6, B 7, Roanoke.
     John Noriot to Jacob Stauter, lots 4 & 5, B 29, Metamora.
     Rudolph Arnold to John Siemers, lot 4, B 20, Minonk.
     Rosina Danner to Rudolf Arnold, lot 4, B 20, Minonk.
     H. A. & J. H. Swift to R. B. Thrapp, pt lot 2, B 20, Eureka.
     J. R. Gish to John Hatfield, pt sec 28, tp. 27, R 1 E.
     John Darst to B. F. Maupin, pt sec 18, 26, 1 w.
     H. T. Winkler to Yetta Greiner, w 1/2 sw 1/4, 15, 27, 3 w.
     J. R. Gish, to Daniel Hersha, nw nw & w 1/2 s 1/2 w 1/2 ne 1/4, 13, 28, 3 w.
     Elizabeth Kohl to Jacob Kohl, sw 1/4 & nw of se 1/2 & s 1/2 sw 1/4, 22, 28, 1 e.
     Anna Hosher to Talbot Hosher, e 1/2 nw 1/4, 10, 18, 3 w.
     Wm. Sharick to Chas. Newton, pt lots 1 & 2, B 26, Metamora.


     Born Sunday, October 6, to Mr. and Mrs. Byron Snyder, a daughter.
      Mrs. F. S. Slane of Cruger visited seveal days of last week with her brother and family, John Hatfield.
     Mrs. Henry Ludwig of Secor spent last Thursday at Henry Damman's
     Jeff. Armstrong of Wisconsin is visiting his brother Stephen Armstrong.
     Dr. Davis of El Paso was a caller Tuesday.
     S. D. Burkholder and daughter Blanche, of Secor, Sundayed at Wm. Beale's
     Mr. and Mrs. George Gish of Roanoke spent Tuesday at Mrs. Julia Ruddle's

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Superior Drain Tile


Hard-Wood Lumber

Estimated furnished and contracts made for businesses

Works north of Railroad,



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     John McCoy has had another stroke of paralysis.
     Miss Eva Wright of Eureka will give a musicale next Wednesday evening at B.M. Stoddard's
     Mrs. Kidder, of Bloomington, is visiting friends in town.
     Mrs. Emma Cushing is slowly recovering from an attack of malarial fever.
     Mrs. W. A. Davison and Miss Helen Clark represent the Minonk Y.W.C.T.U. at a convention in Decatur this week.
     Rev. Seaman has returned from Conference.
     The three churches united in a Bible service last Sunday night.  Mr. Hill, the Bible agent, gave an address.
     Mrs. Green, of Bloomington, visited in town a day or two last week.
    Scarlet fever has broken out in town.
    Mr. and Mrs. H. N. Barstow, Mr. and Mrs. D. S. Richards, Misses Witler and Murray, explored the mysteries of the coal mine the latter part of last week.


   Several frosty mornings.
   Ed. Burks left on Tuesday for a trip through Nebraska and Kansas.
    Sam'l H. thinks that wasn't a very good joke about the walnuts, after all.
   S. M. Hallam was in Roanoke last Monday.
    A. C. Wheeler is comtemplating moving to Colfax, where he expects to go into business.
    James Bowman, the miner who was so badly hurt some time ago, is able to be around on crutches.
    One of T. J. Childress' children is reported quite sick.
    Miss Lizzie Isch, who has been taking a short vacation, has returned to her old position in Petersen & Co.'s store.
    J. D. Kindig and wife, of Gilman, are visiting friends in this community.
   The New Omish held their annual meeting at their church in the country last Wednesday.  A number of members from other churches of that denomination were present.
   A camp of Modern Woodmen was organized in Roanoke on Tuesday eveing.
   Born, unto Mr. and Mrs. David Ulrich, a son, Oct. 7th, 1889.
   Mrs. Lydia Brown, who has been spending the summer in this vicinity, left on Thursday for her home in Idaho.
   The new M. E. minister, Rev. Delagardie, preached at the Methodist church last Sunday morning and evening.  All who heard him were well pleased.
   Horace Bell and two children, and Mrs. Dr. Kenason, nee Burton, of Long Pine, Nebr., arrived in Roanoke on Tuesday, on a visit to friends.  The latter will only remain a few weeks, while the former contemplates staying all winter.


   House-cleaning in order.
     Mrs. Stewart's millinery opening this week.
     Prof. Ronk in the Hall Saturday night.
     Mr. and Mrs. Elwell spent Sunday in El Paso
     H. Ludwig made an overland trip to Trivolio this week after his wife's piano.
     Merritt Patterson was on the sick list the first of the week but is out again.
     That was a false report about Lutz's shop being burglarized.
     J. C. Lynch spent Sunday at Gilman with his wife.
     W. R.  Richardson will ship a carload of cattle to Chicago today.
     Mack came home Sunday from Oak Grove.  Mack came in smiling.
     Miss Rose Colburn spent Sunday at home.
     Miss Mamie Jenkins of El Paso opened school last week in the Colburn district.
     Wm. and Van Frey of El Paso township were callers Saturday.
     Deputy Sheriff King of Eureka was a caller last Thurdsay on business.
     Mr. & Mrs. Frank Reynolds of Eureka visited Mrs. Rankin Armstrong and other relatives here over Sunday.
     Mr. & Mrs. Henry Holmes from Mt. Zion spent Sunday here with relatives.
     Mr. and Mrs. Kuhlman of Fairbury visited their parents here last week.
     Some of our ladies enjoyed a quilting "bee" at Mrs. Tom Jones' last Friday.
  Nelson Close fell Monday evening while playing "hide-and-seek."
  Vernon Graybill goes to Eureka daily to read law in B. D. Meek's office.
  A rag sowing at mrs. Slemmer's last Thursday.
  The gerdes Bros. and John Broers purchased Minnesota land and returned Saturday.
  D. R. Meek has purchased P. Reil's property in Secor. The consideration was nar $900. Mr. Meek has commenced repairing and will move soon from his farm.
  Kit Davis and John Wilkins left Tuesday for Minn., to look after land for mr. Wilkins.
  Mrs. Nannie Ludwig spent Sunday with her father, John Strong, at Trivoli.
  "Grandma" Hereford is visiting P. T. Murphy and family of Piper City, and son Frank and wife of Sheldon, this week.
  The new preacher, Rev. Delegardie, will preach at the M. E. church next Sunday at 3 p.m.  A special invitation is extended.
  An unfortunate sick gentleman was kindly cared from here Sunday by the Lutheran brethren.
  Mrs. Ed Hereford and children of Peoria are visiting her father Mr. Heineke and his family.
  Elder Ross of Eureka preached Sunday at the Christian church. He will be there again next Sunday.  Subject next Sunday evening, "The Necessity of being a Church member to be Saved."
  Mr. and Mrs. Mort Rankin of Oak Grove visited here Sunday.  Mort came to enter the races, he said, but came too late.
 Ben Zeutner who has been here trashing this fall, left Tuesday for his home in Colorado.
  Prof. Ronk will give one of his comic lectures, accompanied with music, next Saturday evening in Ludwig's Hall.  Admission only 10 cents.
  Misses Cora Blair and Ida Clay came up from Eureka Saturday and visited over Sunday.
  "Uncle" Jeff Armstrong and Mr. & Mrs. Newton Hale from Monroe, Wis., visited relatives here last week.
  H. M. Goldsmith and daughter Goldie left here Wednesday for Fairfield, Nebraska.  H. M. goes after the remainder fo his goods, where Goldie goes for a visit with her friends there.
  R. D. Gould left Wednesday A.M. with his carload of household goods and horses for Clara City, Nebraska.  Besides two fine mares, he takes the two well known stallions Dutchman and Perio.  Also a fine two year old Perio.

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   Show Monday evening.
 Seth Farmer is a guest of Gridley friends.
 A lady friend from Monmouth, visited Miss Nellie Finley last Friday.
  Joseph Clymer, of Greenwood, Nebr., is visiting at the home his of parents, mr. & mrs. C. C. Clymer.
     Rachel Crosby and sister, Mrs. Humphrey, took an excursion trip through Minnesota and other points in the land of snow.  They will remain a week or ten days yet.
   Jacob Rich, one of our most prosperous farmers and stock-raisers, is hainv water force up to his residence, a distance of 80 rods.  It works like a charm.  The water runs into a trough freely and the stock come and drink, as if to say, "What a great thing is man."
  The portrait and biographical album of this county, published by Chapman Bros., will be completed about the 15th inst.  The patrons from here are amoung our most prosperous and well-to-do farmers.

For Sale - Forty or fifty pigs, in lots to suit purchasers.    R. Culp.


        On account of the absence of Eld. Waggoner at Bloomington last Monday, Dr. Minassian heard the Normal class Monday evening.
     Mr. Thos. Holloman, another student, preached at the old Palestine church.  He has had some little experience as a public speaker, and will be useful wherever he labors.
     Mr. W. L. Ross preached at Secor last Sunday.  He is one of our students of several years experience as a minister and Sunday school evangelist, and will do good work wherever he may labor.
     Elder B. C. Deweise, of Columbia, Mo, has been in Eureka for a few days.  He is a native of Illinois, a fien scholar, and an able preacher.  He delivered an excellent sermon at the Christian church last Sunday evening.
     Prof. W. K. Azbill is expected to preach at the Christian church nex Sunday morning.  He is a man of fine scholarship, pleasant delivery and accuracy of thought.  It is hoped that all who like to worship God, and hear a good sermon, will be present.
     The General Missionary Conventions of th Christian churches of Christ, are to be held at Louisville, Ky., the 22-25 of this month.  The interests of report and consideration are both home and foreign.  Several persons from Eureka ought to be in attendance, and doubtless will be.
     Mr. C. E. Evans tas taken up the work of the church at Roanoke.  He feels encouraged at the outlook and hopes by the grace of God, to do some good for the people of that vicinity.  He should have the faithful co-operation of all the good people in that section of country.
     Rev. C. S. Morse, the newly installed pastor of our M.E. church, preached here for the first time last Sunday, speaking both morning and evening.  His congregations were well pleased with the very excellent discourses, and teh church members express great satisfaction with him as a pastor.
     Elder David Husband is announced to  begin a Sunday School Institute at the Mt. Zion church next Sunday evening.  He is a man of good ability, is in the employ of the State Sunday School Board, and full understands his business.  A general invitation is extended to all S.S. workers to attend the sessions of the Institute, which will probably be held in the A.M.,P.M. an evening, and continue one week.  His lectures and drills will be full of interest and profit.
      The Christian Sunday School Normal Committee met at Bloomington Monday.  The arrangement for examination questions was passed upon; the Second book of the Assemby Union was considered, and a number of other items of business transacted.  The committee feels much encouraged at the vigorous efforts that are being made throughout many states to make better preparation for good work.  Large classes are being formed in many places in the state.
     The Illinois State Board of Christian Missions met at Bloomington last Monday.  There are now six evangelists connected with the Board and doing work in the state - the largest force that has ever been in the employ of the Board. Of course the year has just fairly begun, but the work starts off with promising prospects, that great good will be done under the kind providence of God.  There is no state in the world that ought to be more thoroughly Christian than Illinois.  And every Christian ought to be most thoroughly at work to this end.
     Mr. Archibald, of Monroe county, Ind, has been visiting Eureka for some days in the interests of Ridpath's History of the World.  He is seriously considering the propriety of moving his family to Eureka, where they have the benefit of our excellent public schools and the college.  He seems to be a fine man, and we should be glad to know that he had decided to locate among us.  Good citizens are always most welcome.
     By the way, there is plenty of room here for a large increrase of population. No place in the state is more healthful, physically, intellectually, morally, or spiritually.  It is not surprising that while many towns languish, ours is always having more or less improvement, and is gathering increased population from the best people of the country.
     In a further sketch of the Moody Christain Convention, I shall not attempt to report its proceedings, but only note some matters which may be of service to us.  In Dr. Weidner's lecture on the study of the scriptures, referred to last week, he gave the following things as the essentials in the attitude of the mind:  1. That we view it as the will of God, we should understand his word.  2.  That there are not a multifplicity of meanings.  3.  That we be impartial in mind and heart.  The want of this, no doubt, hinders the correct undestanding of the scriptures, moe than anything else.  4.  That we seek to get clear ideas; do not leave a statement till the meaning of it is clear to us.  Of course this can only be partially carried out.  5.  That we meditate, meditate, meditate.  Setting ourselves to read so many chapters a day, or to read to Bible through in a year, will not be of much spiritual benefit.  It is by the study of small portions and prolonged meditation that we get its truths wrought into our souls.  6.  Constant prayerfulness.  Geo. Miller was accustomed to turn all the scripture into prayer, as he studied.  We can ask the fulfillment of tis promises, grace to obey its commands, preparation for the future it reveals, and many other things. It is not very hard to turn nearly all of it into prayer.  7.  Apply it all to our own lives if practicable.  This kind (continued column 6)

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of work will be better than any commentary, and give us more insight into its meaning.
  Dr. Henson, of the First Baptist Church of Chicago, gave an admirable address on the Modern Enemies of Christian (...?...) thinks the church's severest (...?...) not the fires of martydom (..... paper torn ............)

H. A. Swift of the (..... paper torn ......) Brothers of this city, (..... paper torn ......) took their stock of g(?)(..... paper torn ......) week to Toluca, in (..... paper torn ......)  where he again embarks (..... paper torn ...)  We hope he may meet (..... paper torn ......)
Ollo Lodge No. 311, I. (..... paper torn ......) (elected?)..?ted the following officers (..?..) last Thursday evening. J(..?) N. G.; Wm. McGrath, V. G. (..?)rick, Secy,: R. N. Pifer, Treas.. (treasurer?)(..?)pleman, cond.; Henry Hopping.
We are now receiving some of  (..?) stock of cooking stoves and (..?) which are of the latest improved (..?) and are not excelled by any in the (mar?)ket.  Persons needing anything (..?) line will do well to examine our (..?) and prices before buying elsewhere.

M. Pifer & Son.


HEDGES. - In Elm Creek township, on Sunday, September 29th, Charles A., son of J. K. and Jennie Hedges, aged 15 years and 11 months.
  The funeral services took place on Monday afternoon at the residence of his grandfather, Aaron Hedges, conducted by Rev. Asken, of Kearney.
  This young man was afflicted with typhoid fever, and had so far recovered as to be able to go out, when he took cold and had a relapse which caused hemorrhage of the bowels and soon he was taken off.
  The  SUN, in connection with the entire community, sympathize with the bereaved and afflicted family. - Elm Creek (Nebr.) Sun.
 These bereaved parents formerly lived here, and their many old friends in this vicinity will deeply sympathize with them in their sad affliction.

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