Newspaper items from the Arrowsmith News

Arrowsmith, McLean County, Illinois

* Contributed by Leslie Maurice


Local Items

- The snow has gone

- Advertise in the news

- A wedding in town soon.

- Holiday goods at Lester & Co.'s.

- Wm. Brooks is building a new barn.

- Miss Edith Fiscuss of Ellsworth, is upon a visit to Miss Cline and Friends.

- Thomas Tate moved into the Annie Mills house Tuesday.

- Ollie Tucker has returned for a visit to her parents at Champaign.

- Dressmaking and stamping a specialty at Katie Mantle's.

- Vint Howell is overhauling his barn, putting on an edition, etc.

- Howell and Brooks shipped a car of hogs Tuesday evening.

- We have not had a social party for a long while.

- S. H. West went to Indiana Monday on Business.

- Holiday goods are rapidly filling the shelves and counters at our stores.

- Always trade with men who advertise.

- Mrs. Parker, of Bloomington is on a visit to her daughter, Mrs. O.G Athertons.

- Joseph Snook smiles and says it is a clodhopper.  Also Thomas Irish, both of 
  West Township.

- Dont buy a nickel's worth until you have seen Lester & Co's holiday stock.  
  It is immense and at low prices.

- Wink Shugloff (Slinghoff-??) was made happy by the arrival of a girl baby 
  Saturday evening.

- Wm. Proffitt, of Saybrook, has taken a position in Seth Mills's harness shop 
  as Harness Maker.

- Black eyes are scarce in Europe, but not in Arrowsmith.  We refer for 
  particulars to the postmaster.

- What about the literary ladies?  We appeal to the boys no longer- they have no sand.

- Did someone say Arrowsmith ought to have a creamery?  If so we say amen.

- Millinery goods at cost for the next thirty days at Katie Mantle's.

- Again we are called upon to chronicle a young Clevlandite that arrived at the 
  home of Chas. Umpstattd (?) Saturday Night.

- R. S. Krum attended the Brett- Krum wedding at Bloomington saturday.  The 
  bride was a niece of theirs.

- The biggest, cleanest and most valuable stock of holiday goods in the country 
  is to be found at G F. Lester & Co.'s.

- If, as the saying goes, the first three days of the month of December rule 
  the winter, we are to have a remarkable pleasant winter.

- A racket occurred between a business man and a young lady about some boys fighting.  
  As usual the woman got the best of it, as the tongue was all the weapon used.

- At the election of officers of the I.O.O.F. Last Wednesday evening the 
  following officers were elected:  R. S. Krum, N.G.; T. A.  Banks, V.G.; J. A. Larimer, 
  Sec'y; Wm. Spencer, Treas;, and R.S. Krum, Sabina Sackett, Wm. Spencer, F.C. Ashby and 
  J. A. Larimer, Trustee's.  The lodge is in a flourishing condition.

- Arrowsmith boasts of two restaurants and two meat markets.

- G.W. Richey has purchased a lot in Bloomington.  We have not learned whether 
  he expects to go there to reside or not.

- Grant Mantle has erected a new smoke-stack for the elevator, made of 
  sheet-Iron.  What Grant cant do in the tinner's line no one else need try.

- Geo. Hatch's sale went off finely, the things bringing a good price, especially the 
  live stock. D. Craig did all the talking.

- T.W. Maurice has given up his intention of moving to Nebraska, and will remain 
  here and run the harness shop and feed stable.  He will go out in February to remain 
  a while looking after his land there.

- The Blain and Logan pole that stood so stately in our midst was cut down Monday 
  morning.  It was so slender it was thought best to cut it down before it fell on 
  some of the surrounding buildings.

- Howell and Brooks shipped a car of hogs last Friday.  Among the lot were nine 
  that were purchased of W. V. TRUE that averaged 450 pounds each.  Who says that 
  Arrowsmith Township can't raise large hogs.

- The following officers have been elected by W. H. Harvey Post, No. 15 , G.A.R.
  A.B. Brenaman, Com; Wm. Spencer, S.V. Com; Geo. Ullmer, Q.M. They say they will be  
  mastered in the first Thursday in January after full moon.  Full attendance is 
  desired.  ---- T.A. Banks, Adjt.
- The best Satisfied man found in Arrowsmith is Pratt, the harness maker.  He reports 
  a good trade and a better prospect.  We learn that it is the quality of the work, 
  together with his reasonable prices for the same, that is winning for him in the 
  midst of dull times a business, If you need anything in his line or any repairing 
  you will find him happy to wait on you and able to make or mend anything that is 
  made of leather.

- Alf  Shaw and wife, from near Sibley, were visiting relatives in our neighborhood last 
  week, and while they were here Enos Arbogast killed the fatted turkey, called his sons 
  and daughters together, and feasted and rejoiced exceedingly in mutual conversation, 
  pleasantly rehearsing the good times and jovial occurrences that took place before they 
  were married asunder.

- George Hatch's sale took place Tuesday.  He says he is going west, to Nebraska perhaps.  
  His friends wish him success financially, physically and matrimonially.

- Word received from Hosea Reid, now in Sacremento, CA, states that he has 
  secured a situation in an extensive establishment there and is doing well.

- Alfred Frankenberger and wife of Ellsworth visited at Enos Arbogast's last Wednesday.

- John Reid is buying corn at Saybrook.  He also figures as a coal merchant in 
  that village.

- Frank Moore was suffering from a severe cold last week, which almost got him 
  down but he is now convalescing.


- Mr. M Richardson received a kick from one of his horses one day last week, 
  which will keep him confined to his house for some time as the injury in quite painful.

- Charles Edward's has returned from the vicinity of Paxton, where he has been 
  employed ditching for (?).

- A team belonging to Robert Lowrey broke loose from their fastening on 
  Saturday night and caused a considerable amount of mud to fly, but were captured before 
  any damage was done. Moral: Do not leave your team out in a storm if it can possibly 
  be avoided.

- There was an exodus to Bloomington from this place on  Tuesday, Cause, work 
  of the last grand Jury.  Forty-six subpoenas from here.  This is the case of People 
  vs. Allen Danlap.

- Miss Ida Edwards and Miss Emma Cline, from Arrowsmith visited here over 

Arrowsmith NEWS- August 19, 1885

A few of her advantages, Business Houses and general description

     Arrowsmith is situated twenty miles east of Bloomington on the L.E & W. Railroad.  
Arrowsmith Township is free from debt- no railroad bonds or school debt to pay.  It is 
one of the best townships in the state; land just rolling enough and not too much.  The 
farmers mostly own their land and are a thrifty well-to-do class of people, and as 
friendly and kindhearted as one often meets. Arrowsmith town is in about the centre of 
the township and has some three hundred and fifty inhabitants.  The town is supplied with 
excellent water, which is found about twenty feet from the surface. The houses are all of 
a substantial  nature and some of the residences  are quite pretty with their decorated 
lawns in front.  There is an excellent school here, consisting of two rooms, the high 
school being presided over for the last year and this by Prof. F. H. Lorimer, a teacher 
of acknowledged power of conveying the thoughts of power to the pupils.  The primary room 
the coming year will be presided over by Miss Nettie Hileman who is just the one to take 
charge of the smaller pupils.  Our people are religious, there being three churches 
erected, but other denominations are represented.  The M.E. Church has for its pastor Rev 
J. Everly; the U.B. Church, Rev. Mosler, and the Christian church Rev Lindsley. All three 
churches are strong working churches and are well supported.    There are two public halls, 
Wycoff's and Webber's. The first is the largest and perhaps the best and used the most.  
It holds a large audience and is easy of access. There are several grain buyers and the 
following are among the principals ones:  Thos. Clarey, J.W. Cundiff, Wycoff and Hougham, 
John Dutsch, A. H. Weber, Goddard and Son and R.S. Krum.  More Grain is handled here in one 
year than any town of twice its six on the L.E. and W. railroad; and right here let us say 
there is no better or accommodating agent or operator to the found on any railroad than is 
the one here, Mr. Frank Cowan.  He has been here several years, and seems to give universal 

    R.S Krum
The first Business house on South Main street is that of R.S. Krum.  He keeps lumber, 
hardware and groceries and is doing a thriving business.  He keeps as clerk Mr. Roush, a 
gentleman of good business tact that has made him many friends during his stay here.  Mr. 
Krum is one of the first business men Arrowsmith ever had, and by his push and energy has 
succeeded in getting a trade that any firm might be envious of.

Commercial House
     Opposite side of the street we find the only hotel, the Commercial House 
under the management of Miss Willy. We are told she is running things in first-class order 
and understands all parts of hotel running.  She also is running the Commercial house at 
Saybrook.  The hotel here is large, airy, and an attractive place for those wishing
a place to stop at.

Post Office

The first house on the north side of the railroad on Main street is the only government 
office in the township, the post office.  The office was the first country office in the 
township to be deposed of an offensive partisan, and W. P. Kirkpatrick, who has labored 
long and well in the interest of democracy now holds the reigning power and makes a
good and efficient post-master.

Chas. Hildebrand

Chas. Hildebrand recently purchased the pool and billiard hall and restaurant next door 
north and is running things in good order and making money.  Chas is a fine fellow and 
makes everyone feel welcome who favor him with their patronage.

Moyer Bros.

Moyer Bros. run a general store next door north.  The firm  is composed of Chas and John 
Moyer and two more pleasant business men are rarely dealt with.  They keep a stock of 
general merchandise such as groceries, dry goods, boots, shoes etc.  Their store is 
large and jammed full, but nicely arranged and they endeavor to keep everything that 
will please their customers.  Good goods and low profits is their motto.  The boys 
are enjoying a large trade and it is constantly increasing.  Charley also enjoys the 
title of Notary Public and Town Clerk and does quite an extensive legal practice.  The 
boys always keep their stock full and complete and the latest styles.

Katie Mantle

Katie Mantle keeps the only millinery shop in town next door and has a good trade. We 
judge from the looks of her hats that she is a lady of excellent tasted and the ladies 
appreciate the same by buying quite extensively from her.  She always has the latest 
styles and rarely fails to please her customers.


A. H. Webber, dealer in a stock of general merchandise and grain buyer is next door.  
This firm have the the largest store room in town and handle a good stock.  Harry 
Webber is chief clerk and is a pleasant young gentleman.  They also, in connection 
with the store handle grain quite extensively.

Frank Valmer

Across the next corner Frank Valmer keeps a boot and shoe shop, where he does repairing 
and making of boots and shoes.

Dr. Yorke

Dr. Yorke has his office next door.  The doctor has but recently moved among us but is 
building a good professional practice.  He appears to be a perfectly gentleman who 
understands his business.

Robert Atherton

The Inevitable Robert Atherton, keeps his store of drugs and groceries on this side of 
the street and is the last to the north.  Bob, as he is familiarly called, is on of those 
jolly, good hearted fellows, that one can scarcely help but like and is always ready to 
receive as well as give a joke.  He has a good stitch of groceries and drugs and expects
before long to put in a stock of boots and shoes.

S. E. Cline

On the opposite side of the street we come to the store of S. E. Cline.  He keeps dry goods, 
groceries, boots, shoes and some hardware.  He has a good share of patronage and endeavors 
to please all. His clerks are Melvin Cline and Andrew Horine who are both obliging young men 
and ready to wait on you at all times.  His stock of groceries is large and complete.

J. Goddard and Son

The grocery firm of J. Goddard and Son come next. Frank Goddard is the son and manager 
of the store and seems to understand his business thoroughly.   This firm has recently 
purchased the grocery and hardware stock of Wyckoff and Hougham, down the street further and 
will move their stock of groceries, boots and shoes into the largest store about the 15th of 
next month. They have a large trade and in their new quarters they expect to have a
larger trade, which we have no doubt they will as their is go aheaditiveness to this firm and 
their motto is Excelsior.

T. W Maurice Jr.

We next come to the house of T.W. Maurice Jr., who deals in the harness and buggies.  He is a 
No. 1 workman himself and always keeps the best of help.  He has trade built up from the 
confidence people put in his work.  He makes everything from a simple strap to the heaviest 
harness.  He carries a good stock of everything for his line and can always supply his 
customers wants on short notice.  He is also a notary public and does some legal business.

Wm. Hurt

Coming down on the next street, we come to the stable of imported horses of Wm. Hurt.  Mr. 
Hurt is one of the pioneers of this country and of the horse business as well.  He deals in 
Nothing but pure bred horses and his fine Orne is noted all over the country as being hard 
to beat.  He generally keeps from two to four horses and has a fine barn.

Howell and Brooke

The next lot west brings us to the stable of Howell and Brooke.  These gentlemen erected 
their barn last spring at a cost of several thousand dollars and put three of as good horses 
in it as they could find after a careful search. Their horses are pronounced by these capable 
of knowing second to none in the country.  They have an excellent barn and planned to ____? 
the business.  Josh Busby is head Clerk.


Local Items:

- Henry Maurice spent Sunday with friends at Farmer City

- A.J. Preston is happy over the arrival of a fine baby boy.

- Fashionable women are the mistakes of creation.

- Gloves and Mittens until you cant rest at Moyer Bros. general store

- Mrs. C.J Moyer was visiting in Saybrook Saturday.

- Mrs. Julia Westover of Kansas is here visiting old friends.

- A big line of ladies, misses and children's hose at Moyer Bros.

- An egg in Winter is worth two in Summer.

- Cash Taylor's Brother of Harrison, MO, is here on a visit to him

- Ike Ingle goes to Pana, ILL to start a barber shop as we are informed.

- A bouncy baby girl made its way appearance at the home of Wm. Ritter, Monday.

- Esq. Barnes arrived  home again Saturday with another car of apples.

- W.H. Crider has again started a barber shop of his own.  Sam is a good one.

- Oscar Middleton has moved to town.  He occupies the Chat. Major place in the 
  north part of town.

- Juo. Hildebrand will sell his personal property and go to Kansas before long. 
  his family will go with him.
- Mrs. M. L. Perryman of OHIO is visiting her Brother Wesley Brown and family.

- Miss Sadie Michaels of Assumption, has been visiting her relatives of the 
  commercial house this week.

- W.H. Crider's old barber shop is now bachelors hall for a couple of young 

- Teacher's reading circle meets next Thursday at Rilley Hougham's.

- Miss Libbie Wiley, of the commercial house, sundayed in Petersburg.

- Doc Barnes and wife are at Benjaminville for about three weeks, where he has 
  taken a contract to build a house for
  his uncle Jno. Covel.

- T.W. Maurice has sold the requisite number of harness for another saddle 
  drawing and will give away the saddle
  Dec. 5

- We'll bet some boy will come up minus a head some day if they still persist 
  in climbing on moving trains.

- Mrs. Partee has sold her team of goats and wagon to Master Rolla Simmons, of 
  Saybrook.  Price Paid $5.00 which
  was certainly very cheap.

- Maurice and Noll has purchased a fine new sleigh of T.W. Maurice's to use in 
  their delivery stable the coming
  winter.  It is a daisy.

- The Musical folks of the town are now under the training of Mrs. Moore, of 
  the  U.B. Church and will give the
  cantata of Jeptha about the holidays if they can get it ready by that time.

Something New

- 100 cloaks on exhibition at Miss Mantle's millinery rooms, from a childs 
  cloak at 4.50  down to a fine silk garment
  worth $35.00.  This is indeed a  new thing in Arrowsmith but no doubt it will 
  be well appreciated by the people. 
  J.M. Burford.

- Ike Ingle has sold his barber shop to James Hughs and gave possesion Last 
  Monday.  Mr. Hughs is well known
  here, having lived here several years but of late has been residing in 
  Watseka, IL.  He comes recommended as a
  good barber.

- We understand that our friend, Vint Howell, of Arrowsmith is out as a 
  candidate for sheriff of this county..  We
  hope he may be successful in capturing the nomination as he is perfectly 
  reliable and trustworthy, and much of a
  gentleman.  Vint would poll a big vote in this neck of the woods----saybrook 

- If reports are true, and we believe they are for it has been gently whispered 
  to us, the Commercial Houe is to have a
  new landlord.  We do not mean to say the present landlady will vacate, oh, 
  no.  She will remain and still be a
  landlady.  Do you catch on?  A marriage license, a minister or esquire, a few 
  words spoken, a gentleman says, I
  will a lady making a response and two in flesh are made one in spirit.

- W. H. Crider has moved back into his old shop and engaged Ike Ingle to work 
  for him as Barber.


- A house and two lots.  The house is 10 x 24 with an El 12 x 16.  House has 
  seven rooms.  Small barn on lots, for terms, etc. Call on or address,
  Geo. Hileman, Arrowsmith, IL

- If the weather is favorable. I will receive this week and from now on fresh 
  oysters direct from Baltimore, Md. which I can sell cheaper at retail than you 
  can get at Bloomington at wholesale.  O.G. ATHERTON.

- We are informed of the wedding of Henry Hileman, of Mommouth, ILL and Miss 
  Ida Goddard, of this place was solemnized yesterday in Bloomington.  They will 
  go on a tour out west and finally settle down on a farm the groom has purchased  
  near Camp Point, Neb. Another of Arrowsmith's fair daughters is again taken 
  from our midst. Congratulations.

Report of Plainview School

The following is the monthly report of Plainview school, commencing Oct 30, 
1885.  The following is the average.
Advance class----- Willie Arbogast97; Molllie Arbogast 97; Belle Weis 97; 
Etta Arnett 99; Nora Arnett 96; Lizzie
Arbogast 99; Mollie Rodawig 99; Isaac Vanote 96; 
Intermediate------- Mamie Dement 95; Anna Arbogast 97; Annie Liser 91; Anna 
Rodawig 97; Willie Hazel 97;
Jerry Springstead 96; Henry Leasman 93; Frank Rodawig 94; Jimmie Arnett 95; 
Kinzy Leasman 92; Hoot
Leasman 92.
Primary--------Faunie Leasman 87; Eva Springstead 96; Selin Mclevlin 94; Emma 
Leiser 94; Jessie Dement 94;
Sadie Arbogast 96; Melvin Arbogast 95; Willie Leasman 91; Johnie Arbogast 91; 
Bryant Dall (?) 91.
O. Springstead---- Teacher.

Arrowsmith, IL News - November 11, 1885  Vol. 4

School Report
Report of Arrowsmith schools for the month ending Nov. 6, 1885

Primary-------Number of days taught - 23; number enrolled 39; average daily 
attendance 30. 
Those present everyday are Josie Gilbert, Bessie Kerr, Almeda Hileman, Almeda 
and Rena Kiser, Bertha Crabb,
Fanny Michael, Bertha Wyckoff, Harvey Crider, Frank Mantle and Guy Krum
----Nettie Hileman, Teacher

Grammar-----Number enrolled, 43; number of days taught, 23; average daily 
attendance 38.   Those present
everyday were Lena Krum, Anna Slagle, Grace Goodenough, Ottie Gilbert and 
Charley Lewis.
-----F. H. Lormor- Teacher.


M.E. Church. Preaching every other Sunday at 11 am.  Rev J. H. Everly, Pastor
Christian Church.  Meeting each alternate Lord's Day at 10:30 am--Rev 
Lindsley Pastor

U.B. Church- Preaching every alternate Sunday at 10:30 am and every Sunday 
evening.- Rev W. B. Mosler Pastor


I.O.O.F Undine Lodge No 570 Meets every Wednesday evening visiting brethren 
invited to meet with us.
J. A. Larimer - Sec'y  -----R.S. Krum, N.O.

Arrowsmith Lodge No 737 A.F. and A.M. meets on Saturday of each month on or 
before the full moon.  Visitors Welcome
----ESQ. Barnes, W.M  ----T.W. Maurice, Sec'y

W.H. Harvey Post No 15.  G.A.R. meets the first and third Thursdays in each 
month.  Visiting comrades always welcome.
---A. B. Brenaman, Commander ------T.A. Banks-adjutant

ADVERTISEMENT:    The OLD RELIABLES- Lewis and Hulbert Wish the people to 
know that they are still to be found at the OLD STAND, Where they are prepared 
to do all kinds of Blacksmithing, Wagon Work, etc.
Horshoeing and Plow Sharpening a specialty.  Old Machines Repaired on Short 
Notice. We guarantee all our work
to give Satisfaction--------- Lewis and Hulbert.


Local Items

- Lena Uhner is improving slowly.

- Lew Krum sundayed with his folks in Bloomington.

- Mrs. Gibson Watkins is quite low with lung fever.

- Howell and Brooks ship this week six cars of stock.

- A new Saddler at Crabbs.  Usual weight.  All Happy.

- Letta Hull has been on the sick list for the past few days.

- Emma Cowan, of Normal, spent Sunday at home here.

- Frank Ashby has returned from his visit at Blue Lick, Ind.

- D. Barnhart expects to leave for Nebraska in the spring.

- S. E. Cline is now without  clerk and runs the store alone.

- A. C. Jones packed his knapsack and left for Nebraska Thursday.

- Lincoln Builta and Melvin Cline returned to Eureka to attend school Last Monday.

- Clay West and Frank Hedrick returned to school at Normal Monday Morning.

- Frank Kimler Jr., of Farmer City, spent a few days visiting relatives here.

- Corn has began to come into market.  It is now worth 27 cents in the ear and 
  28 cents shelled.

- Hon. S. H. West left Monday for Springfield to attend the opening session of 
  the Legislature.

- Arrowsmith schools opened again Monday with full attendance.  Several new 
  pupils were enrolled.

- Mrs. Ives was out last week and packed her household goods preparatory to 
  moving to Bloomington.

- Amber Campbell has returned from Brown's Landing, Miss where he (?) has 
  resided the last fifteen months.  He has come back to stay.

- David Barnhart and wife left Tuesday for Nebraska, on a prospecting tour.  
  They will be gone about two weeks and will move in the spring.

- The Arrowsmith band gave some very good music at the rink Saturday evening.  
  The boys have got so they can play very well, everything considered.

- Chas. Maurice was made happy by the arrival of a new butcher at his home on 
  Monday. Charlie in his joy forgot to charge more than 2 per cent profit for 
  meat on that day.

- Mrs. Atherton entertained on New Years Day Mr. and Mrs. Hampton, Mrs.  Gene 
  Hampton, Mrs. Ed Woodard, and Mrs. Parks, all of Bloomington and relatives 
  of Mrs. Atherton.

- Wm. Hurt's fine 2 year old Normall that the Dillons took to New Orleans, died 
  en route.  Mr. Hurt will not in all probability lose anything, as the 
  understanding was that he should lose nothing should the horse not be returned.

- O.G. Atherton, who has been in this place nearly since it came into 
  existence, intends to add to his already complete stock of drugs and medicines 
  a complete new stock of groceries. From what we know of O.G. he will surely 
  make it a success.  He will sell for cash and cash only, or its equivalent.

- At the Hileman - Builta Wedding, which we referred to last week, there were 
  about fifty presents and an enjoyable time was had.  The ceremony took place at 
  high noon Tuesday Dec. 20 and was administered by Elder Vandervort. The young 
  couple went to housekeeping on the groom's farm.  We append a partial list of 
  the presents received. Hand Lamp, Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Hougham,;  Silver Pickle 
  Stand, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Storey; glass set, Mr. and Mrs. Major; Glass butter 
  dish, Mrs. Lobaugh,  hanging lamp, Mr. and Mrs. R.S Krum; silver pickle stand, 
  Mr. and Mrs. Micheal Frey.  Silver butter dish from the brides parents.  
  Counterpane, Mrs. Joseph Milner;; Pair of Towels, Mr. and Mrs. J. Larimer; one 
  dozen napkins and pair towels, Miss Minnie Miner; one linen tablecloth, Miss 
  Rosa Builta; one dozen napkins and pair towels, Mr. and Mrs. TW Maurice Jr.; 
  one pair towels, Miss Dora Wampler, Mirror, Miss Mary Builta; Toilet set, Mr. 
  and Mrs. DR. Hull.


Real Estate Transfers:  Jacob Wcoff sold a quarter section of land  in 
Champaign county to John Kreitzer; consideration, 6,400 dollars
    David Barnhart sold 240 acres in West township to Jacob Wycoff for 10, 600 dollars.


I will offer for sale at the W.H. Cheney estate residence, adjoining Saybrook, one mile 
south-west on Tuesday Jan 13, 1885, the following described property:  12 head of horses 
as follows: 5 work horses, 3 spring colts, 1 pony 1 driver, 2 two year old gehllings.  
45 head of cattle as follows:  4 yoke of work cattle with yokes and chains, 12 two
year old fat steers, 10 two year heffers with calf, 2 two year old bulls, both graded; 3 
yearling steers, 3 yearling heifers, 2 spring calves and 4 milch cows.  1 two horse wheat 
drill, 1 one horse wheat drill, seeder, new; 1 sont wagon, 1 spring wagon, 1 top buggy, 
1 truck wagon, 1 lumber wagon, 1 wood twine binder, Reloit binder, Quiney corn planter, 
sulkey plow: and 72 tooth harrows, Hay ladder, blacksmith and carpenter tools, tongue and
tongueless cultivators, work harness, single buggy harness, 1 cowboy's saddle and equipment, 
2000 pounds of old Iron.
Terms of sale--- all sums of $5 a credit of 11 months, except oxen and fat steers, a credit 
of four months, purchaser giving note with approved security. 9 per cent.  discount on time 
sales for cash.  Sale commences at 10a.m.
   ---------------Harry Cheney
Frank Wheelock- auctioneer.


- Chas. Shinkle Sundayed with relatives in Normal.

- Miss Mertle Sellman Sundayed in Saybrook with friends.

- Dick Reid is visiting relatives in the neighborhood of Crawfordsville, IN

- Mrs. Frank Cowan, of Arrowsmith, paid a visit on Monday to friends in Ellsworth.

- John Larimer, the genial and ever accommodating post master at Arrowsmith, 
  visited us on Monday.

- W. B. Strode sold the hogs that died with cholera on his place to the soap 
  factory at Bloomington.

- Sam Stagner has a new arrival at his house.  Sam says its a Democrat.  Usual 
  Weight. All doing well.

- Ellsworth School commenced Monday. Jan 5 after a holiday vacation with a 
  membership of forty scholars.  O.J. Condon is Teacher.

- Four loads of hogs were shipped from here on Monday to the Union Stock Yards 
  in Chicago.  They were shipped by Wirt, Dunning and Stagner.

- Blacksmiths report a lively trade in horse shoeing.  At C.J. Frenert's shop 
  fifty four shoes were driven on Monday. Joe Burtnett claims a good share of the trade.

- The E.L & D. society elected the following officers for the ensuing month.  
  Pres., O.J. Condon; Vice Pres., John Ritch or Kitch (?), Secretary, Miss Della Dunlap; 
  Tresasurer, C. O. Rider.  The question for debate next Thursday evening is Resolved 
  that women is entitled to elective franchise Affirmative, C.O. Rider and O.J. Condon;
  Negative, Chas. Shinkle and Chris Taylor.


- Miss Mattie Ritchie, from Lawndale spent Christmas here.

- Miss Jennie Hulva spent Sunday with Miss Anna Bell Ritchie.

- Miss Stella Callen, of Bloomington, has been visiting relatives here.

- School began Monday in District No 8, after a week and a half vacation.

- Some corn is being hauled to market although the roads are very bad.

- No Preaching at Plymouth Sunday, on account of Rev. Mosier Being unable to get here.

- I suppose we are not to have a literary here this winter. Why Not? Are times too Bad?

- Mrs. Sallie Ritchie has gone to Kansas to visit her two sisters, Mrs. 
  Boulware and Mrs. Moore.

- To the former correspondent from here, I most humbled beg pardon if I have 
  trespassed this week.

- S. E. Cline must have been lost Friday after Christmas as he was away out 
  here and when last seen he was going lightning speed eastward with a Martin Maiden on 
each side.  Take courage S. E.; not many are so Fortunate.

--------Estray Gosling reporter for South Martin

- For rent:  A good sized hall, know as the Union Hall.  Centrally located; has 
  splendid stairs easy to get at.  Will tease by the single night, month or year.  
  Apply to ------- Seth Mills


W. P. Kirkpatrick and Wm. Lobaugh,
Arrowsmith, Illinois
Crayon Portrait, Oil and Water colors and India Ink Pictures, guaranteed to 
suit the contractor.  Deal with the artist direct from first hand and save thereby the 
commission you would pay to an agent or copying house. GIVE US A TRIAL.

J.A. Larimer, Real Estate, Insurance and Collecting Agent.
Lightening and fire Insurance policies written.  Any thing in the line of a 
Notary Public carefully attended to. You can always find me at my office in the post office.

A. Crabb proprietor
Meals served at all reasonable hours.  Fine Cigars, Candles, Fruits, Nuts, 
etc, etc,. Second door North of Lester and Co.'s drug Store.

Lake Erie and Western Railway.
Time Table

Trains passs Arrowsmith as Follows:

New York Express,           3:55 am
Local Freight,              6:46 am
Express and Mail,          11:20 am
Accommodation and Freight   6:30 pm

Accommodation and Freight,  7:55 am
Denver Express and mail,   12:33 am
Local Freight,              5:25 am
Kansas City Express,       11:15 am
-----------F.C. Cowan, Agent

I HAVE COME TO STAY, and cordially invite you to call at our shop, one door south of Webber's 
store, where you will always find us ready to serve you with the choicest cuts of Beef, Pork 
and Mutton. Satisfaction Gauranteed.

NORMAN HORSE FOR SALE:   I have a two year old Norman, will be three in 
March, that I offer for sale.  He will weigh over 1000 (?) in excellent order and will be sold 
reasonable.  He was sired by Wm. Hurts imported horse, orine.  Call us.
B. Skeen, Arrowsmith, ILL

ARROWSMITH NEWS- APRIL 22, 1885    VOL 1- NO 28.

Local Items

- Vint Howell has a sink to rent.

- The fruit tree man is again in the land.

- Miss Katie Mantle was in the city Wednesday.

- George Day WAs on the sick list the first of the week.

- Ike Ingle, our tonsorial artist, visited in Padua last week.

- C. J. Major visited his mother in Bloomington, Tuesday.

- A. G. Barnes and wife Sundayed with relatives in Saybrook.

- About forty car loads of grain were shipped from here last week.

- Geo. Whitaker, Ellsworth's best dude, was in town on Friday.

- C.M. Maurice has put out forty acres of oats for Mrs. Sackett.

- Dr. M.D. Hull bought the Watkins property of Rice, the patent right  man.

- Attorney John M. Thompson was in the city Wednesday on Legal Business.

- J. Goddard and Son will hereafter buy grain at their store in place of Clara & Payne.

- A. Crabb who has been working at harness making in Gibson is home again.

- H.R. Spencer of Saybrook, was in town last week visiting the McNutt brothers.

- Len Krum, of Bloomington was in town Friday shaking hands with his many friends.

- A.G. Barnes qualified as J. P today, filing his bond with the clerk in Bloomington.

- Frank Goddard rejoices over the arrival of a fine boy at his home Tuesday Afternoon.

- A. Mantle has already sold more agricultural implements than any body in the County.

- It looks better for young folks to stand up and sing in Church, than not to sing and sit 

- A. J. Hulbert bought a fine Jersey cow and calf the first of the week, paying $50 for 
  the same.

- Wall Paper trimmed free of charge and numberless patterns to select from at 
  O.G. Athertons.

- Every one who had any bees, lost more or less last winter and in some cases 
  some lost all they had.

- J. Maurice and wife of Marshall county have moved back here and will probably 
  build in town.

- Gipson Wadkins (watkins?) traded his property for the right to Rice's (?) 
  Patent Coffee Pot in the state of Nebraska.

- Moses Branson is the constable for this township.  He is the only.  Milton 
  Crossan did not qualify.

- Wm. Hurt sold the Buckley Skeen Horse to Dillon Bros. who will send it to 
  Kentucky It was shipped Monday.

- Dick Reid was in town Sunday.  Inquire on the corner of Crossen and Walnut 
  streets for the time of night he left.

- The roads are fearful muddy north and south of town.  What a good thing it 
  would be if they could be graveled.

- Saybrook elected a temperance board again yesterday by a majority, which 
  averaged four. 

- Young men from the country should not try to court young ladies from church.  
  Not when their mama's have to bring them.

- A meeting will be held in the U.B. Church next Sabbath at 3pm for the purpose 
  of organizing a union temperance Sabbath School.  Let everybody go.

- Lizzie, the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Flesher, died Wednesday 
  morning of lung fever.  They have the sympathy of their many friends.

- Wonder what Pete Rengler's going to do with his new barn. Pete, you had 
  better get lightning rods. Oh! Yes, Finchpaugh would paint it for you.

- V.E. Howell called in the tonsorian parlors the other day for a hair cut.  He 
  said he wanted a feather edge.  The artist run out of hair before he got the 
  job completed.

- At the election for school director Saturday, A. H. Webber and A.B. Bransman 
  were chosen.  A full vote was polled.

- Col. J. T. Long will lecture at the M.E. Church at 10:30 next Sunday.  He is 
  reported as an excellent temperance lecturer.

- We have it from good source that Jack Payne will receive his commission, and 
  be handing out mail here inside of ten days.

- Thos. Clarey is having the old Post office building over-hauled and painted 
  and will in all probablitilty move his scales up there and use it for an office.

- We were in error last week in regard to the I.O.O.F  Lecture her the 25th by 
  F.M. Huddle.  It is only for odd fellows and their friends and not for the 
  general public as stated last week.

- John Stipp, the new supervisor for this township, is building a fine 
  residence on his farm, 3 miles south-west of town. McDowell and Barnes 
  contractors.  John Gilbert, Mason and plasterer.

DIED:  Mrs. Oscar Middleton last Tuesday of quick Consumption.  They had 
only moved here from Ohio a short time since but fatal disease was past doing its 
work, and she died peacefully at her home, surrounded by a loving husband and 
kind friends.  One child is also left an orphan.  The bereaved father and child 
are sympathized with by kind and numerous friends.


     Having sold my livery and feed stable, I will close out the contents at 
public sale on Saturday May 22, at 2pm. The following property:  one 2 seated top 
carriage, Mattern Make; 1 good top buggy; same make. 1 fair top buggy,
1 nearly new piano, 4 ox top buggies, 1 good barnes road cart, 1 wagon, 1 
gray mare with foul to young, Orne, 2 sets double buggy harness, also my block of 
pumps and tubing, 1 two seated sleigh, 1 sleigh without body, 2 saddles, 2 good 
residence lots.
Terms of Sale- All sums under $5 cash. Over $5 a credit of 7 months, 
purchaser giving note with approved security, 8 per cent interest from date if not 
paid when due.  7 per cent discount for cash.  -----T.W. Maurice Jr.
J. H. Kirkpatrick


- The Sabbath School has changed its hour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

- Rev. Rhineh4eart will preach next Sabbath at 4pm.

- Miss Laura Spangler who has been living at Mr. Reid's for the last six 
  months, will reside with Mr. Benjamin of Bentown, this summer.

- Rev. J. B. Henderson can boast of the finest two year old colt in the township.

- Mr. Anderson Brown, of Bentown, was the guest of Mr. Jones for the last week.

- Chas. Means lost a valuable young horse with the lung fever, last week.

- We understand that Grant Lewis has given up lyon taming and will devote 
  his time to farming in the future.

- Levi Groves says since his advertisement appeared in the News, he has had to 
  do like Cleveland---hire a dray to haul his mail.

- Having heard vague rumors that U.M. F. More contemplated going west to grow up 
  with the country, your reporter concluded to interview him personally on the 
  subject so we hied ourselves toward his residence.   We found the gentleman in 
  the back yard holding up one end of an imaginary ox yolk in his left hand, while 
  he motioned with his right hand toward an imaginary ox saying Whoa, haw, Come 
  under her Buck. We told him that we represented the gazette and then he procedded 
  to the interview.  The interview was short and to the point.  He told us very 
  emphatically that the time and place that now knows him will soon know him no 
  more, for some time.   He also said that his destination was McCook, Nebraska 
  and that he would start about the first day of May.  We then left him feeling 
  that he had the Western Fever bad.  The last we saw of him as we glanced back, 
  he had his imaginary oxen hitched up and was meandering back and forth across 
  the yard going through the motion of breaking prairie.


- Glenner, your correspondent from west, must be a greener of gum boots, as it takes so 
  much of his time picking up gum boots and old worn out (?) that it seems as though he could 
  not spare a few of his valuable moments of evenings to write a few items for your 
  appreciated News.

- Most farmers are done sowing oats and an unusual amount have been sown in 
  this township.

- Wm. Gearheart, of Lamar, MO., is here visiting for a short time.

- W. Booth has bought W. Moffit's interest in a two dollar Zulu and spends 
  his spare time hunting ducks
  reporter-----Uncle Josh.


Dealer in Pure Drugs and Patent Medicines, Dyes, Paints, Oils Putty, Windows, Glass, 
tooth brushes, nail brushes, Shoe brushes, Choice Perfumes, Hair Oils,
Face Powders, Coarse and Fine combs, Scrap books, Writing paper, Inks, Pens, 
Holders, Stationary, Confectionery, Cigars, Tobacco's.
A complete line of staple and fancy.
Better brands are not made.


Have opened a new restaurant in the post office building and will serve meals 
at all hours in the best style.

makes a specialty of 


- Prof. T.W.Dobbs spent the weekend with his wife and family at Loda.

- Mrs. Donnie Gottachlak, of Clinton, Iowa came Monday for a visit with her son, Merritt 
Hensley, and other relatives. - Mr. and Mrs. Otto Scholl and children spent the weekend with relatives in Foosland. - Mr. and Mrs. Lee Genung, of Moline, were visitors at the O.F. Tenger home over Sunday. - Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hamilton were called to Elizabeth, IN, the first of the week by the
critical illness of the former's father. - A.L. Johnson and family, of Knoxville, Tenn., has moved into one of Mrs. Smith Bane's
properties in the South part of town and will work for John Baird. - Miss Susie Fenwick of Colfax, and Miss Gayle Hereford, of Saybrook, are assisting Dr.
L.M. Johnson at the hospital this week. - Mrs. Ivan Bane and Daughter LaVerne, and Mrs. Wm. Burke, of Saybrook, submitted
to tonsil operations at the L.M. Johnson Hospital Wednesday. - Mrs. K. Karr, T J Karr and Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Quinn, of Shirley, spent Sunday with
Mrs. Florence Karr and family. - Mrs. Lynn Zollars, of Lincoln, was the guest of her mother, Mrs. McCue this week. - Mrs. Elsie Dean Popejoy, of Norfolk, VA is visiting her parents, Mr and Mrs. Wm Dean. - Mrs. Annette Webber and Miss Lula Webber are visiting relatives in LeRoy.

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