August 1892 through December 1892
AUGUST 5, 1892 - The Christian church has made a call to J.B. Dabney, of El Paso, to preach for them , at $1,000 per year. He is not at liberty to accept until after he visits Danville a week from next Sunday. The congregation are much pleased with him and hope he will be able to accept their invitation. - John D. Henline received a pleasant reminder of his thirty-fifth birthday Saturday by the present of a rocking chair from his wife and the presence of thirty or forty friends. John sat in the former and enjoyed the society of the latter, who wished him all sorts of good luck for the remaining half of a man's allotted three score and ten. - The Sunday excursion to Kankakee failed to go, as the railroad company late Saturday evening refused to run the train for $215 first agreed upon and demanded more money, which the managers would not attempt to raise. The Illinois Central once last summer refused to run a train on Sunday from Clinton at any price on learning that it was wanted for a baseball game. Perhaps it is their policy not to encourage Sunday excursions of any kind. - S. Fellinger has just made an aluminum cross about five feet high and which weighs only twenty-three pounds. It is to be placed on the Catholic church at Colfax and will glisten like silver since it never tarnishes. Mr. Fellinger got the plates from a Pittsburgh mill and this cross is said to be one of the first made of this new metal. - Pantagraph AUGUST 26, 1892 - Robert Henline is dangerously sick with typhoid fever. - D.A. Clark went to Chicago Wednesday on business. - On 655 acres of oats threshed by W.B. Knight the average yield is 36 bushels per acre. - A part of Chenoa burnt Tuesday night. The loss is said to be $30,000 and the insurance is $9,000. - Claire Green celebrated his fourteenth birthday by giving his young friends a party last night. SEPTEMBER 9, 1892 - Don’t be alarmed if you find a foreign letter or a newspaper in your mail that smells of sulphur, chloride lime or any other chemical of vigorous perfume. All the mails from over the ocean and from Canada are being fumigated and disinfected at the port of entry to rid them of possible deposits of cholera microbes. - H.C. Bunn has bought Thomas Ludley’s house on the north side and will move back and occupy it about the close of the year. - W.B. & D. Henline are building a new house and barn on their farm two miles northeast. G.W. & J.R. Arnold are doing the work. Walter Harris has sold one of the houses on his lot to Thomas Baldwin and the other to Wm. Weeks. They had to be moved off to make room for his new residence. - The corn crop of this country is hanging by the skin of its teeth. About half of it may be saved if frost stays off till Sept. 15th, and nearly all if it is delayed till Oct. 1st. - Jerry Bunn and J.C. Harris are summoned to serve on the petit jury at the October term. There is also a batch of subpoenas out for the grand jury, and the boys are “shy.” - The school board is considering the plan of extending the high school course to four years, which will in all probability be done. Oct. 1st is the day set for commencing school if nothing occurs to prevent the completion of the new house. - Harvey Henline is exercising quite a variety of mechanical genius since he quit blacksmithing. Besides doing a share of the work in his furniture store, he does the woodwork in Korf’s blacksmith shop, tinkers at all the disabled steam engines within a radius of ten miles and dissects his watch each day at Dudgeon’s jewelry bench. - W.H. Anderson took first money with Mediator in the 2:40 race at the Fairbury fair, second in the pacing race with Jack Thorne and second in the three-minute trot with Mediator. J.W. Myers got a handful of ribbons and a pocketful of cash on his horses in the show ring. The attendance was quite large, and this region was almost depopulated. OCTOBER 28, 1892 - Altgeld, Stevenson and others will be the speakers at the democratic rally in Bloomington Nov. 5th. - Henry Woodard and Miss Minnie Stout, of Stanford, were married yesterday by Rev. King at 3:30 p.m. - Say! Have you heard the news? There is to be a Japanese wedding in the opera house and everybody can come that has fifteen cents for admission. - Harvey Gentry has sued the Illinois Central railroad company for $1,000 damage for throwing him down in a car one day last February by a sudden start. - Mrs. J.P. Arnold’s sister, Mrs. Ransom of Newton, and her mother, Mrs. Clark of Grayville, are expected here today. Mrs. Clark will make her home here for the present. - David Kitner, the drug clerk, went to Jacksonville Tuesday and came back yesterday with a bride, having married Miss Elsome Wednesday afternoon. They will live in La Salle Stoops’ house until Mrs. Stoops returns from school. - Soon after the election Jim and George Wood, Ab Chapman, Ed Cunningham and perhaps others, will go to Arkansas on slaughter intent. Ed says he will feast on bear and venison before returning if it takes a year, while Chapman says he will not be satisfied with frozen duck this time. NOVEMBER 25, 1892 - Emanuel Harris gives thanks for a new son. - Frank Woodard’s children are sick with pneumonia. - John Stuckey of Carlock, was here this week visiting his son, Emil. - Cunningham & Son have sold their grocery stock to Kidder, Means & Co. - Mrs. Bailey, of Sugar Grove, Ind., is visiting her sister, Mrs. Dr. Douglass. - LaSalle Stoops went to Chicago Wednesday to eat turkey with his frou-frou. - Mrs. Corpe is very unwell at the home of her son, Ed, four miles north. She is about 80 years old. - Miss Rose Bell, of Pontiac is the guest of Miss Elberta Ritchie. - Union thanksgiving services were held yesterday morning at the Christian church, Rev. King making the address. A collection of about three dollars was taken up for the poor who were not able to provide themselves a big dinner for that day. - A wash-house on the premises occupied by James Logan was burned Sunday evening by the overturning of a stove by some boys. Some clothing and miners’ tools were in the building, but the latter were not much injured. The alarm became general before the comparatively trifling nature of the fire was discovered, and broke up the meetings at the churches. DECEMBER 23, 1892 -The friends of Mr. and Mrs. John Thiss visited them on Wednesday evening, the 25th anniversary of their marriage. They came unbidden, but found a warm welcome nevertheless, and spending an exceedingly pleasant evening dispersed leaving behind a fine silver tea set and many other articles of the white metal as tokens of their regard. - The American jubilee and international congress will be called to order at the opera house Tuesday night. George Washington will no doubt be speaker, but the political complexion of the assembly cannot be guessed. Whatever that may be it will attempt nothing more serious than to amuse the audience. The costuming will be complete and the marches and dialogues very entertaining. Doors open at 7 o’clock, program begins at 8. Usual prices of admission. - Harvey Henline was appointed by the village board to organize a fire company. a number of members have already been secured and they took the machine out for a run Saturday. It took them but a minute and a half to move from one well to another one block away and commence throwing water. A hose cart and other extras were bought with the engine, making the whole cost $793. It will be kept in Crotinger’s livery stable until a house can be built for it on the village lot.
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