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The Daily Chronicle from De Kalb, Illinois • Page 1

The Daily Chronicle from De Kalb, Illinois • Page 1

De Kalb, Illinois
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TEN CENTS PER WEEK. tptlj" EVE RANDALL DEAD. Cigarette War still Rages. Proposition to form a new county of older people and this is natural but if Drum Corps have a Jollification. The drum corps, who with their fifes, drums and white uniforms, "Yankee Doodle" and the Jtllrl Wt ruhln.l That Occurs Tonight with Mendota for a county seat is ere ating no little talk a few miles south of here i but the general opinion is that the idea will never be materialised, The Mendota Sun takes a sensible view of the situation and In the following word leads its' readers to reasonably believe that the new county will never be: The old atory of forming new county for Illinois, with Mendota for the county seat is being revived, This project has been agatated oft and on for Iwentyflve years, but it Is not likely anything will ever come of it except talk.

However, If the scheme could be pushed to completion it would be very eood thing for Mendota, The plan aa proposed contemplates taking the townships of Clarion and westneld from Bureau, the townships of Mendota, Merlden, Ophir, Troy Grove, Wallbam and Dimniick from LaSalle, and Sublette, Brooklyn, Lee Center and Wyoming from Lee. This would make a little county-with a territory of about four hundred square miles. It would be better to take in Earlville and Leland, and possibly LaMoille; that would make a fine county aud Mendota would flourish like a green bay tree. It would be very convenient of access from all these towns, but the fact that such a change would require a majority of all the legal voters of all the counties interested, makes it about as probable as annexing a slice of the moon. Human nature is queer.

For instance take the case of a worthy widow who is obliged to support herself and family by washing; nobody thinks of paying her any more than the lowest possible figure to which her work can be ground down at the same time reserving to themselves the great American right to kick On the other hand, let a great husky fellow come into town trundling a wheelbarrow and claim that he's travel ing on a big wager from Pueblo to Pon1 drink, that he must make the trip with to ft number 0f days, starting witn nothing and ending with a thou- sand dollars or so and a lot of fellows who like to be considered "dead game sports" will fall over each other in their eagerness to give him money which he doesn't pretend to earn. About People. Mrs. John Hart, of Milan, was in town trading this week. Miss Maggie Kerwin, of Milan, was among the of town traders yesterday.

Mr. Peterson is the new clerk at A. E. Atwood's Btore. Mr.

O. MattbewBon, living north of town, is dangerously ill with pneumonia. Mrs. Hodge, of Second street, one of DeKalb's oldwt residents, is very iH. Editor Keelcr, of the Belvidere North western, and Alderman liarnisb.

of Bel- videre, were in town last night and assisted in the installation of officers at the Royal Arcanum. The testimonial concert for Misses Mav Gurler and Hnldah ylen will be given Wednesday evening reD. ora Theprogarm will be announced soon Many friends are pleased to know that Miss May (Jurler has secured the posi tion to sing at the First Presbyterian church tn Chicago for the remainder of the month. G. W.

Warne, of Elbnrn, spent today with relatives at the Gliddeu House. Mrs. 8, A. Tyler went to Chicago this morning to spend the day with friends on the west side. Miss Downey a relative from Newark, Ohio, will accompany her-horns and spend -the winter at the Tyler home.

S. L. Graham left this morning for the city and will go to Iowa to look after his new store. Miss Jessie Riddell accompanied her brother Walter Riddell to West Chicago today where she will visit her sister Mrs. Charles Sagle and little nephew.

Contractor Mc Alpine, of Dixon, is in town on business today, ,3 Mb Marv Earle, of Malta, is very ill the home of her brother Win. EarfS. Mrs. Florrie Walker went to Steward today to visit relatives for a while. Mrs.

Sarah Corking went to Monroe Center today where she will be a guest Mrs. Holmes for several days. Died From Heart Trouble. Mrs. Bannister wife of Howard Ban nister, died from heart trouble, at her home north of town last night.

She had been aick only three days, having been down town only a few days ago. Funeral arrangements are not yet completed but the services will be held sometime Saturday. Try Food, winter 1 package of Darling's Plant It is the finest thing yet for your t-lants; 25 cnts a package Urgs psckAssSrt oIT.oe. cents, at Chronicx dtf a For months the greatest trouble of the teachers in our schools has been to check the grtte; habit Boys Jrom the time they enter schooV wntil they 4eave are victims of the habit although until recent investigatione were made, it was not known that the prao. tioe was so universally indulged In.

A few weeks ago. the teachers at the east side schools inspected their departments and found to their dismay that nearly all of the boys smoked cigarettes, most of the youngsters keeping the knowledge from their parents and obtaining the tobacco in any way possible. Deceit of all kinds was resorted to and indeed deceit seems to be the boon companion of the boy and his cigarette. Parents were informed of the state of affairs, and co-operative meetings were held. These have resulted in considerable good but the habit is not yet checked, we are sorry to state.

Parents and teachers art- keeping a watch on both dealers and buys and expect in this way to eventually put the practice to an end. No one denies, nor attempts to deny that the of tobacco in any form is not harmful and especially so is it to the growing lxy. Anti-cigarette societies have been formed in many schools and the follow ing account from a Chicago teacher may prove of Wnefit: believe 20 jiercent isa low estimate of the number of boys who use cigarets in the Chicago schools. My opinion is based upon wbnt I have found in each of the two schools of which I have had charge. As the pupils of both schools came largely from intelligent, educated fanrilies, I Imlieve my estimate in re gard to our schools in general is too low instead of too high.

One of my teachers three years ago organised an anti cigarets society. More than Si per cent of the boys smok ed cigarets at that time, but nearly all of them joined the society, and many of them have not smoked since. The improvement in their scholarship and deportment was striking. Last Octolx. shortly after my trans- ffr to the Mt-Cosh school, I found that we had 80 boys among 350 who averag ed from two to twenty cigarets a day.

-J Only six of the' Bomber were able to do good work in School, I asked each teacher to give me a list of the boys in her room who were from two to five years older than the average age of children for the grade. I found that HS'er cent of these boys smoked cigar- eta. I also asked for the names of those especially hard to discipline. Ninety per. cent of these lielonged to the cigaret smokers, while among those toys who seemed unable to memorize, to reason, or to feel interest in their work, the list was a long one.

There were only three who did not nse tobacco. We organized an anti-tobacco society which nearly all of the boys joined. Meantime I talked individually to each of these lxvrg. I explained that I wish ed to know as fully as possible exactly why he was unable to do better work in school. After sending almut a wtek in this way, which I think was well spent, I got the following information: Twenty-five boys stated that the reason they did not get their lessons was because they were so sleepy all the time they could not study.

Thirty of them told me that they did not feel well they were dizzy all the time. Twenty-two told me that they could not write neatly because their bauds trembled so. Several, to nse their own words, said they felt "shaky" when they walked, that their nerves felt weak. A large number were unable to run any distance, some not more than a block, although before they began to smoke they could run as far and as fast as any one. Nearly all of these boys complained that they had headache hibt of the time.

With scarcely an exception they told me they could not learn their lessons altho kept after school night after night to, learn them, I asked each boy if his parents knew he smoked and was surprised to find that the parents of only about half of the boys were aware of the fact." I took the time to Investigate the cases of ten boys who. were from four to five years too old for their grades, and found that they bad made a grade year up to the time when they began to nse cigarets, when all progress stopped. In March 1 talked with each boy who had not used cigarets, since he joined the anti tobacco society about three months previously. They were unanimous in saying, as they expressed it, that they felt like different boys. 1 Some of tbeir answers were: "ph.

I can remember lots better, "I can catch on to things quicker," I don't get sleepy in hod," "I don't have headaches now," "I don't trerat'Ie so when I try to write. "1 can ran fster," "I can lift heavier "I nowd to feet wak all tbst Children follow tie example a they were only made to realise the ef fects of 'tobacco upon them, there is little: doubt but theji would if top the habit before it becomes fixed one. Below are a few of the things that have been said by prominent people upon the subject: Dr. Ferguson: "I believe that no one who smokes tobacco before- the bodily powers are developed ever makes a strong vigorous man, Prof. IL IL Seerley: "Boya that begin the habit at an early age are stunted physically, aud never arrive at normal bodily Horace Creely: "Show me a drunkard that does use tobacco, and will show you, white blackbird." Medial Director Navy: The fntnreAirtBjh and usefulness of the lads in onWnaval w-TPajds require the abso- iuieniermcuon or evjneco In any for, Cowan: "The exceptions are very mftt when a user of tobacco in any of its forms is not ultimately led to nee al- cbolic liquors." Gladstone "detests somking." Haeck- el: 'I have never smoked." Ruskfu "abhors the practice of sutoking.

'-Charles Reade: I hsve seen many people the worse)for it, and never saw anybody perceptibly the better for it." Medical Examiner U. Navy: "One out of every one hundred applicants for enlistment is rejected because of irritable heart, arising from tobacco poisoning." Dr. Bowditch: "A man with a tobac co heart is as badly off as a drunkard." In four insane asylums there were 294 cases of "insanity rom the nse of alcohol." Of these 2M, it was ascertained that 208 were led to intemperance by the use of tobacco." Dr. Coustan, of Paris, concludes a long article as follows: "The inflneace of tobacco clogs all the intellectual fac ulties, and especially the memory; and the injury is greater in proportion to youth of the individual." Prof. Lizars, of Edinburg: "It is painful to contemplate bow many promising youths must be enfeebled iu their minds and bodies, before they ar- riva Ht llliillhixiil ltv tliM niuarif tnlmun 1 Prof, Mead, of Oberlin: "The tobacco habit tends to deaden the sense of honor; and none are more likely to practise deception unscrupulously than those who nse the weed." Superintendent of the Reform School at Westboro' Mass.

All boys sent here have been users of tobacco. We have given these facts hoping that some who may have contracted the habit thoughtlessly, paying little heed to the results may be induced to stop before it is too late. A totally wrecked body, mind and morals often results from constant use. E. Give a Good Program.

The regular meeting of the Christian Endeavor society was held in the chapel last night fand nearly every chair was occupied. The programs are always very goW and that of last night was no exception in that line. Mr. Pritchard gave a reading which convulsed the house, he selection itself was a humorous account of the pleasures of base ball but the gestures were the comical part of the delivery. Mr.

Pritchard was backed by Sir. Reid who substituted his own hands for those of the reader in the oratorical demonstration. Mr. Bodman gave a humorous reading from Bill Nye and Eugene Field which kept the house in continual laughter and Mr. Reid lead a selection from Ian MaClaren in his inimitable Scotch dialect Miss Ada Bently, one of DeKalb, talented speakers favored tbe company with a dramatio recitation well delivered for one of her years and Mr.

Wea ver, who possesses much natural talent as a reciter gave a selection bearing on war times. Besides singing by the congregation Miss Anna Ferguson sang a very pretty solo in a very pretty manner and Mrs, Thompson gave a vocal solo with violin accompaniment by her husband. The Intermission was used for the election of officers and the following will serve for the coming month. CL N. Pritchard, president; A.

E. Wheeler, vie president; Roy Flynn, treasurer; Carl Wiltberger, secretary; and Mr. Reid and Misses Riddell and Sherwood members of the program com mittee. Sign of Advancement. For tbe first time In the history of a coUtg.

a yell has been composed with modicum of sense in it The college of law at the Syracuse University has the honor of yelling tie' following: "Agency, contracts, bills, and not equity, pleading, scales and torts domestic relation; Raw! IUw! Raw! Sjr-ctwe Varsity. Co'kg rf It One of DvKalbV Oldest Citizens Dkd ljiMt Night. Tuesday evening January 12, 1897 at about eleven o'clot occurred the death of Ira Vail Randall, one of DeKalb'a oldest inhabitants He has been in poor health for many months resulting from a general breaking down of the system in old age and for the past few days has been suffering mora than "Callers last evening were told told that he was very low but no fear of Immediate was apprehended, His strength gradually failed however and lste in the evening all life was ex tinguished. The deceased was born In Mount Holly, Vt. March 8, 1820, where he passed his boyhood.

His father, a far mer, died when Mr. Randall was but sixteen years of age and the history of his life from that time until he oame to DeKalb is told in the following words "Our subject, with 31n silver money in his pocket, and his clothing tied up fen a cotton frock, on his back, started out on foot the spring after his father's death, for West Ponltney, Vt, to at tend the academy there, where he could work by the hour at 12J cents to pay for books, tuition and board. At the end of the fijst quarter he found him self in debt for board $13.50. He hired out to a tanner in toe village for one mouth at ft 3, to drive horse in grind ing bark and hauling hides from lime vats, and scraping off the hair, etc After graduating at the tannery at the end of the month be took possession of his (13 arrd paid his debts. Working on a farm a short time, he attended the fall term of the Poultney school.

lie then taught school during the winter, attended the academy in spring and fall, teaching again in the winter, and continued to teach, work on fartn in summer and attend school spring and fall. He taught 13 terms, attending the academy alternately until fitted for college, and irftending to take a full course; but the state of his health de terred him from matriculating, At the latter part of bis career aa teacher, which commenced in his 17th year, he commenced the study of law. He read with the Hon. Sewell Fullam, state's attorney at Ludlow, Vt.Jand finished his reading with the Hon. Solomon Foot, of Rutland, and was admitted to the bar at Rutland, in 1847.

"In April of the year before, he mar ried Miss Susan L. Earle, of Mount Holly, daughter of Lawson Earle, an extensive farmei and dairyman. Mr. Randall practiced his profession for three years at Barnare. Windsor Vt.

During that period he visited the West, and on the solicitation of the Maine Law Alliance." lectured in Illi nois for three months in advocacy of the Maine lawTV years ago with his wife and one daughter, his only child, Emma now Mrs, Hulser, he came to Illinois aud settled in the embryo village of Dec. 27, 1836, and has made this place his home ever since. For more than a quarter of a century Mr. Randall has been engaged in the practice of law and had won considerable of a reputation in this locality. He was at an early date postmaster at DeKalb, and during '63 and '86 was a member of the State Legislature.

He has also held several municipal offices in this city and was a member of the School board. His first wife died in 1861 and in 1808 he was married to Mrs. Mardula Boyn-ton who has been his constant com panion ever since, and who is left in her old age to mourn his loss. For years they have made their home on Fourth street where his death occurred. He was a member of the E.

church from which place the funeral will be held at one o'clock Friday with Masonic ceremonies, he being a valued member that lodge, The familiar face of "Squire" Randall, known all over town, will be greatly missed by young and old, for be enjoyed a wide acquaintance. Coal Men Meet at Aurora. Yesterday Robert Ferguson and L. McEwen of this place, went to Aurora where, they attended a meeting: of the Coal Dealer's Association, of Illi nois and Wisconsin. They were royally treated and will remember the day spent in Aurora with much pleasure.

They were banqueted at hotel Bishop and, spent the day in a social way, their object being to get better acquainted. street car ride about the city was one the enjoyable features of the day. The amoriation is in a fiourithing condition with the following officers: President, L. Derring. Chicago; Vice President.

J. F. Harrai, Aurora; Secretary and Treasnrer, T. A Bedwall, Rockfoni; Eswtitive Committee, J. W.

Lowe. Chicago; KeeU-r. Beloit, B. Boecker. Ksperrille.

at of Me," are always brought, to mind when one thinks of the rallies during the campaign of 1888, had a glorious time last night, 1 Owing to some misunderstanding they were not paid for their campain services until yesterday. A. G. Kennedy and others' contending that their bill Was too large. But by perseverance the dram corps aide won and last night they bad it fine time on part of the sur plus.

They formed in UAe and to the sound of their own musioiuarched and count- marched up suf down Main street making thcyrorner office over the National Fkfnk sn objective point At their shifts were six escorts bearing torches enabling the public to ad the inscriptions on their banners, which were carried by small boya The following are some of the legend which they bore and the reading of thera created much merriment alomr the street: "It's no lie, its no bluff. Work for McKinley and the committee will keep your "The attorney is a good bluffer but 33 cent dollars don't go." "What office does bur friend (nit) Kennedy want "No repudiation I We want honest money." "Kennedy ia our friend (nit)." "Our bill was so big A. G. Kennedy wouldn't settle it." "There are some honest men in the G. O.

P. Hurrah for Chief of Police!" "We'll be voters in 1900. "They made their motto, let them stand by it." "A big cigar for the birf arbitrate." "Prosperity returned. 0 miles, 50c." "Horan and Adams are the drum corps' friends." L. Ell wood will be our next Gov ernor.

Actions speak louder than words. Who repudiates!" After the parade ended the Drum Corps adjourned to the Cusson Boardman lunch counter and enjoyed a delicious repast consisting of Kennedy soap, Taylor-made pudding with arbi trator's sauce, roast pork with Hont gravy. It is to lie hoped that by de vouring these morsels, the hatchet is buried. Hon Old Relics. Mr.

George IL Madden. flarman at Fourth street, has a great many histori cal relics of the famous Indian massacre which occurred at Indian Creek, LaSalle county, May 20th, 1832, and which many of our old settlers remember with horror. He has seven land patents of the historic grounds, the direct property of his wife, Rachel Hall, who was stolen by the Indians after the massacre of her parents. Among his other curios are three bed spreads, hand woven and owned by Mrs. Hall who was massacred nearly a hundred and twenty years ago; half of an elk's horn found on the plains in '40 on the way to California; an old sword 300 years old; a book, The American Museum, a magaxine of the date 1787 with a list of subscribers both American and European and the writing of the most noted authors of the time, besides many other interesting relics.

EBusiness Locals. Wanted Girl for general bouse work. Must be a good cook. tf J. W.

CORKINOS. Get the Chronicle's dull time prices on your spring stationery. It is lower than you ever beard of. A few more of those 1.23 envelopes. Subscribe for the Daily' Chronicle 10 cents per week Old papers at the chronicle office, cheap.

3 cents a bundle, cheaper than wrapping paper. dtf 1 My wife. Christina Bell ion. having left rr.y bed and board, I will pay no bill contracted by her after this date. St Belliov.

Correct styles of Correspondence Stationary at the Chronicle office from 3 cents to 13.00 a ream: from 5 cents to 45 cents a quire. dtf Try the Chronicle's 00 Sale Bill beats them all. dtf If you are guing to pat oat sw pee this year it will cost no more to get the liest novelties tLan the old style. Order now at the ChroukJe, Ofice Etkf Jrd's b-t club rat If Maccabees. vl Arch Masons.

i i.t n.Ktrni 1. i' syal jueeuup h.iiii vuuri'o, waukee Encampment I. O. I Bachelors, at Mia Alice Taylor'. truthfully been said that ttrtiea usually grow tagger after were heard occasionally raing Imt the sleighing Is report- 00 good.

Roads too rough and 1 ngh snow. snowfall last night. but not fr sleighing. nut enough to t(kk1 appetiser in clearing off this morning. hide woman spent all of the money on Christinas presents 1'i and her family will live on (jr nd Johnycslte this year.

lorn Kansas claims fonr counties 1. 1 ieh there is not a pauper. As to if.T or hot these four counties have inhabitant, the report is silent. ill an unfavorable story to anyone 3 world, and in nine canes out of fib person to whom you tell the ry will say, "Well. I guess pi truth than poetry in it.

there is flie funeral of I. V. Randall will be a at the M. E. church, Friday at one

with Masonic ceremonies. All are reti nested to meet in the rooms at 12 o'clock sharp. I Order of Thos. Adams, W. telvidere benedicts and bachelors game of indoor lase ball re which resulted in a score of 43 to in feivor of the latter.

The proceeds, 4 were turned over to the Ladies' Aid Society, for the benefit of the if the course for the benefit tool library in the opera house i it from tomorrow night, an. 21 st. a man of talent and brains aud general public should hoar him will lecture on "Seeing the ele rnt" one of his beat productions. Jfeets 50 cents, on sale atC. Pritch store.

i home paper is in no sense a child of irity. It earns twice over every dol-' it receives and is second to no enter se in contributing to the upbuilding a town or a community. Its patrons (p far more benefit from its pages Hi its publisher; and in railing for the jport of the people of a community in rich it is rmblisbed it asks no more in in all fairness belongs to it, though jp Morally receives much less. Ex luge. lames McNutt, for four years iu the tploy of M.

J. Pogae sons to tKslb the first of the week, where self and brother own and operate jd Kheds and other interests. Mr. Mc id removal will be a loss to our Wu. he has been an excellent citizen jd a faithful, competent man in any of work his hand found to do.

The wishes of his many friends go with tnselfand family to his new field of iturprise. Hinckley Review. flrbu "copy" sent to newspaper offices tpromin tt ions prominent men in the various learned ions too often indicates that sci- nnot spell and that orators ft" j'XSiDX 01 me SIDJpitw lunwur a lion. The editors oi tue lauu Ml a surprising tale of illiteracy nr lawyers, doctors, clergymen, and Kf men, if they cared to expose ae Uunders of the so-called "learned i tm ribhtora." manv of whom are xona criticising newspaper men and Borne day, perhaps, an editor will found with sufficient hardihood to irint an article exactly a it is written, ii Che more careful and -intelligent will iret an idea of the editor's tOii an ordinary dirt road, according tLft Philadelphia Record, a horse can rsw three times aa much weight as he fen draw on his back. On a good mac-jdaaiizt'd road the animal can pull three lines a much as on a dirt road, while an Bphalt pavement the power of a Lnw is multiplied to such a degree tit hs ran draw eleven times as much on a dirt road, or thirty-three times nnfb as he can carry on his back, p.l the road traffic of cities owes to railways is illustrated by the ion that on metal rails a horse life and two-thirds times as i the best asphalt pavement; much as on Belgian blocks; much as on cobUeetones; tlanps a mwh as on an earth 1 farty tin4.

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