The Daily Chronicle from De Kalb, Illinois on March 8, 1897 · Page 1
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De Kalb, Illinois
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Monday, March 8, 1897
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EVENING , 1 O r. VOL. II.; NO. 197, : DEKALB, ILL., MONDAY, MARCH 8. 1897. TEN CENTS VFAl WEEK. into t B5 .( -$ mL.i' rv. ... rsu - Boys Brigade. , , Show at the Opera lionise. Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Meeting at Mr. Rodney Cheeney, led by Re. C. W. Ferguson. This is the reign (rain) of prosperity today.'; Remember, the Slayton Jubilee Con rert at Chronicle Hull tomorrow nigbt One of the best concerts cf the season for 23 cents. - On account of the Jubilee concert to morrow there will be no meetings of the literarie of the Epworth League nor of the Christian Endeavor tomorrow night, The W. C. T. U. and J. E. Atwood bare rented Mrs. Bark's hall for tein- . France and religions meetings and are fitting it np wttn tne necessary larni A dozen or more of the dog fanciers froiri this place will go to Chicago to- morrowto attend the dog show. Mr. Cuseon expects to take his fine St Ber nard in for exhibition. Tbjgjbroken window in the postoffice building was not caused by McKinJey's hecrinniiu? at once to throw ont the democratic postmasters. Work on the Eastern Illinois Normal at Charleston is si ill at a standstill, and it is feared will so remain for at least two years more Altgeld's pet contractors have failed, and many workmen have not been paid. There are many people wno ao not oeneve in a J "hoodoo" while there are many who do, but if ever there was a hoodooed r institution on earth it is the Charleston Normal, and we have spoken about it before. Altgeld is its Jonah and it will never prosper. It was steepd in the iniquity from the very beginning that V has characterized every act of his ad I ministration. Effingham is to be cch-XpStulated that we did not get the in- stitution with its many evil environments. Effingham Republican. New Map of Dekalb. City Engineer Merrian has been putting his leisure moments this winter t to very eood use and a fine new map of the city of DeKalb is the result of bis painstaking. It is accurate and comprehensive covering the original city and all of the additions np to date, Saturday night. The four cemeteries are the green blocks on the map and nearly 1 al of the rest is done in black ink, the streets, public buildings, railroads, churches etc being located and labeled, all done by hand. Another interesting feature is the Normal school grounds with a representation of the real Normal Lake and the school building. The map represents a whole lot of skill and besides supplying a need of the town is a credit 'to Mr. Merrian, the designer and executor. Ike Craig Talks. While at the Maxfield house this morning we encountered Representative Ike Craig, of Mattoon. Ike is a demo crat, of coarse, but be is a hustler and has forged his way to the leadership of democracy in the house. We wanted to know about the appropriation bill that did not pass, and Mr. Craig said "There need be no fear but that all , reasonable appropriations will be made. VVe lost out on the amount for the new , -Normal schools, but it will pass yet before the session is over, I can assure yon of that My bill appointing a resi . dent trustee for the Eastern Illinois Normal has passed both houses. I saw V Governor Tanner last Monday, and the .resident trustee will be appointed with the other changes of the Normal board. For every member on that board will ' , be Brad bodily, which is right of course. That's the thing to do. Mr. Tanner will make his appointments toon after his return from the inaugural. I am just geing to Mattoon to spend Sunday with the home folks. "Pan Beacon Light A DiKiMt Kattaaa a, "Papa," said young Mrs, Honker, "won't you please give George and me I lo.ooor "'What do you want that much money for?" , "We want to build a $5,000 bouse." Ilarleta Life. , Did Bm a Tmmr. rVdwtrUn (to footpad) Money or ist life, is it! I was wondering bow I M going to live through this week. ?w I won't hare to. Very kind of you. ot away. Bortoo Transcript TLa willow U one of the most adaptable t.f plan's. A willow twitch stock in tap urt frrrmnd will almc inarria- Ant! Machine. ' ' It ia the judgment of every ..Intelligent foreigner who writes about this" country that we have demonstrated the success of repnblio among highly civilized people ana at tne same time made a disastrous failure in the government of cities. But we have learned something In the last two or three years. We have learned that cities can't be governed by political parties;, that a city is a bus! ness corporation, like a railroad, and its successful management depends upon the ability and honesty of its em ployes. We have learned that the cor poration whose employes are selected npon the basis of their fitness to rnn a political campaign and who know nothing about the duties of their em ployraent will go to pieces in time. whether a city corporation or a bank. The bank will go to the wall quicker because there is a limit to its assets. The city corporation will stand the strain so long as the people can be fool ed into voting the taxes. No Exoum for the Machlna. The local politicians, whose bread and butter depend upon the continuance of the political administration of business corporation, insisted that it was necessary to put the party machine into the local campaign in order to seep np tbe organization, lue most ntelligent of them have now fonnd out that this sort of thing only damages the machine, demoralizes it and sickens the honest voters of the party so that they desert it in its legitinate campaigns. They say they must keep hold of the local offices so as to use the local gang in national elections. This view of politics makes its object booty and boodle and spoils, and takes it out of the category of political or economical science, removes every aim or ambition worthy a republican form of govern nient. Not only that, but the best in formed politicians now admit that the local offices, the spoils, on account of the impossibilty of dividing 1,000 offices among ten men, so disorganize tne party forces that in the last dozen years in every national campaign the party which had control of the offices was beaten. The local offices to you in Freeport area thousand times more important than any issue in national politics, Yon have decided views on the silver question, gold standard, protection and free trade, but what are those issues to you, really, in comparison to the qnes tion what taxes yon shall pay on your property this year and what class of men shall be elected to assess those taxes and to disburse the money ? This is your home. Here is about all the property yon have. Here is where yon and yonr wives and children spend nearly all of your time. It is a question not only of property, but of the health and even the lives of yourselves and families whether the men who conduct the affairs of your city shall be petty ward politicians, lmodlers, utterly in competent, or whether they shall be selected because they are the very best men to do that kind of business. Bkould Barf Patty Difference. You need civil service reform and will adopt it some time when you learn more about it, but in the meantime you must join bands with your neighbors, put good men into the local offices and let the national parties take care of themselves till their campaign comes on. Is there anything tbe matter with you, niygold friends, that you can't join hands with your silver neighbor in the selection of a good man to take charge of yonr home city this year? Free silver is not contagious. You will come out all right at the end of the campaign and be just as good a gold man as yon were before. You know all your laws are not obeyed or executed as they should be, and they never will be under political control, because tbe men in the chairs want th votes of tbe fellows who don't obey the laws. The reform Is spreading all over the west More than twenty western cities elected citizens' ticket in the last tnn nicipal elections. Chicago has made a grand start, but she is not at the finish by any means. People are ready there this year to give a further push to the work, bnt they are handicapped by the present mixed conditions. Tbe repub licans have nominated a man for mayor who seems to be a good man personally, bnt is apparently tbe product of a bad machine which doesn't even promise anything in this campaign, which seems weak in them when campaign promises are so cheap. There should be a citizens' committee man indorsed and put in the field; a citizens' candidate pledged to carry this reforuuto its logical conclusion. John W. Ela, ia A ddre at Freeport Mr. II. D. Wyman and Miss Edith Wyman, of .ycsinon), were guests at the hine tf II C Lott jtwU-rdsy and iuml,-l f-c. z-J of J. IT Evens. v Died this Morning. - jAbner IL Calhoun died at the home of his son in law, Frank Goodrich, this morning and the funeral will be held at the M. E. chnrch at '. half past one Wednesday, v The deceased was a retired fanner and for tbe past eight years has been in very poor health, so hie death was not unexpected. He was born in Pittsford, New York, Feb. 19, 182? and when less than three years of age moved with his parents to Michigan. Here he grow to manhood, and came to 111., Hancock Co., In 1843. Sept. SO, 1853 he was married to Betsey Renwick and ' eleven children have blessed their life, eight of whom are still living: Maggie M., Walter R., Ida M . Nathan C, Jennie M., Dudley 8., Lizzie F., Delia I, all of whom are married with the exception of the youngest son, The children with the aged wife are left to mourn his death. Mr. Calhoun has lived in this viouity nines before the war, having setteled on a farm in Mayfield township in 1880, and made his home there until a few yers ago when he moved to Iowa and of late has been making his home with bis daughter, Mrs, Frank Goodrich. His farm consisted of only eighty acres In I860 but by his industry he amassed quite a considerable property, His estate consisted of 400 acres all improved. He was a man known to everyone for miles around bis farm as an honest bard working man, kind in his family and bis death will be sincerely mourned by many friends as well as relatives. LAID AT REST. Fuamral of J. B Kvana Held Sunday Af ternoon. The faneral of J. R. Evans was held at his late home on East Main street Sunday afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. A.T.Horn preaching tbe sermon and Mr. and Mrs. Bod man and Mr. and Mrs. Wood furnishing sweet music. The flowers arranged by loving hands were beautiful and showed in a degree the es teem in which Mr. Evans was held by those who had known all his life. The remains were laid at rest in Evergreen cemetry. Joseph R. 'Evans died in DeKalb,' HI,' March 4, 18U7, aged 72 years. He was born Feb. 26, 1825, in Shenandoah county, Virginia, where he married Mary Hutchinson, of Page county, Dec. 18, 1851. In the spring of 1854 they cnine to Illinois locating for a time at Genoa. His wife died Oct. 23, 186M, leaving two sona and one daughter motherless. June 23, 1870, he married Helen S. Siinuuds, of DeKalb. He was at this time engaged in the hardware trade and for a number of years residing in Chicago pursuing the same business. In tbe fall of 1878 they returned to DeKalb and in the spring following moved to the old Simond's homestead where Mrs. Evans girl-hood days' were spent and where they have since resided. By this nnion five sons and one daugh ter are left fatherless. , Mr. Evans school education was limit ed hut be was a student throughout his long life and had a pecular faculty of imparting to others tbe knowledge he had acquired. He was a brilliant conversationalist, an honest, upright and industrious man, affable and courteous. a faithful and devoted friend who will be missed in his neighborhood and by bis many friends. He was especially devoted to his home nd family, and through the long, wasting illness that came to him they were assiduous ana untiring in tneir attentions to him. He calmly awaited his death, talking pleasantly of "the large country" to which he was going; desiring to leave this world in peace and to be kindly remembered by all, and at his death to "gravitate to what is best In the spirit world." As the end drew near his sufferings grew less and the close was calm and peaceful. ... In their sorrow the wife and. children are assured of the affectionate sympathy of a large circle of friends. , "We dwell this side of Jordan's stream. Yet oft there comes a shining beam Across from yonder shore; While visions of a holy throng. And sound of harps, and seraph song, Seem gently wafted o'er." "The other side! Ah, there's the place Where saints in joy past time retrace And think of trials gone; The vail withdrawn, they clearly see That all on earth had need to be. To bring them safely home." Tbe other side! the other side! Who would not brave tbe swelling tide i Of earthy toil and care. To wake one day, whn life is past Over the stream. St home at Iat Wiil all tie Lies J ones tbe: Entertained at Cards, Miss Delia Bennor won laurels for herself us a pleasant entertainer by giving a party to about thirty "of'her friend at the spacious Bennor home Saturday evening. ine tours were from seven to ten o'clock, so early in the evening the guests arrive! and were ushered into brilliantly lighted rooms that were made till more pretty with a liberal decoration of red, pink and white carnations. Here a short time was spent socially but soon the seven card tables formal the center of interest. Prt'Ktvtwiye cinch was the icanie play ed, ami that most of the gnests were proficient in this was made plain by tbe large number who when the playing was t an end, had won tbe same num- be of gnmc. Luck decided who the winners df the prixes were and Mrs. Clint. hi RoHutte carried off the head prize, a lieantiful vase and Mrs. R. B. Chandler the second prize, a trilby box. Tin? card tables were quickly con verted into supper tables and deliicons refreshments served consisting of I olives pickles chicken salad sandwiches coffee maccaroons ice cream cakes. After n few minutes passed in enjoy ing music, the merry party left with Miss Bennor the expressions of having spent ii very delightful evening and departed for their own homes. Those present were: Metulauies: 11. Everett, Bailey Rosette, R. B, Chandler, W. a Smith, W. P. Ballon. Cbas. Garner. Colfax Schnylor, Earle Hunt, Fred Smith, Clinton Rosette, Seyinore Hunt, Joseph Ballou, W. F. Witberger, Franz Lnndberg, E. E. Bain, Percy Garner, Austin, Golwel, Chicago. Mifwes: Mahiie Kyleti, Cora Raymond, May Johnson, Jessie Bodraan, Minnie Ellsworth, Louise Tyler, Mattie Pond, Cora Fiscus, Georjcia Ladd, Dafay Tyler. Nettie Husk, sjltriee Bennor Ballou, Laura Trundle, Kentucky. About People. Miss Mattie Pond is numbered among the sick today and unable to take charge of her room at school. Mr. and Mrs. N. Bennor entertained their daughter, Mrs. Col well, from Chicago ever Sunday. Rev. Fergnson, a friend of J. E. At wood,' will be in town tonight to commence a series of prayer meetings. Protographer Rowley goes to Chica go tomorrow to look up the latest in bis business. L Jaycox was in town transacting business today for the first time since January. Chas. Hay ward and wife, of Aurora were guests yesterday of their friends A. F, Rowley and wife. Miss Kittie Fisk entertained a few of her classmates Friday evening and a most jolly time was the result. H. Evans and daughter, of Ravens-wood, and Chas. Evans and wife, of Avondale, were ont from the city yesterday to attend the funeral of their father J. E. Evans. Miss Zaida Brown remained in Chicago over Sunday the guest of her uncle, Mr, Marshall Brown. Mayor D. D. Brown spent Sunday with Chicago friends-Mr. J. IL Lewis spent Sunday with his father, Dr. Lewis in St Charles. Mrs. W. IL Bush came ont from Chi cago last evening to spend a few days with her father Mr. J. F. Glidden. ; Dr. Talley. the occulist, and wife after two weeks work in DeKalb left this morning for Dixon. The doctor claims to have fitted about seventy-five people with glasses during his stay here. Mr. Millard has been quite sick with tbe grip at his home in tbe north-east part of town. R- P. Balis who has been very sick with congestion of the lungs is now much better. Mrs. Palmquist and daughter, of Princeton, were gnests at the home of A. G. Johnson while spending Sunday with Dr. Palmquist They left this morning for Chicago. Miss Nellie MeCrossin who was call ed here by tbe death of her cousin Jessie Riddell has decided to remain at home for a while. Senator D. D. Hunt returned to Springfield today after a weeks rest from legislative duties. Mr. Tboa. Connant who has been numlicred among tbe grip sufferers for a few is k is improving 9 M. A. L. Olsen is very sick with an attack of pneumonia, s -Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wytuan. of Syca more, were visitors yesterday at the home of IL D. Hunt and attended the funeral of Mr, Evan. Mrs. Frank Wright is numbered among the grip sufferers. Mr, and Mrs. W. Armstrong and Miss Creety, of Sandwich, after visiting C II. Dollmeyer's family for a few days returned home this morning. ' : r- Mr. Ogden made a trip to Chicago to day. He expects to start in two or three weeks for Mexico to make his future home. Mr. Chas. Kliber, who hat been quite sick is growing stronger again. Percy Garner and wife, of Austin, were guests over Sunday at the home of their pairents Mr. and Mrs. J. C Garner. Mr. and Mrs. Patten, of Sycamore, were guests at the home of their daughter Mrs. George Tadd yesterday. Alan Dunlop, of Sycamore, was the guest of friends yesterday. Mrs. John Ilougfatby who has been seriously ill is slowly improving. Miss Edith Wallis spent Sunday with her friend Miss Hiudenberg, of Syca more. Mrs. Simpson, who has been caring for ber daughter Mrs. Honghtby return ed to ber home in Shabbona Saturday, Dr. H. C. Billig, of Genoa, was shak ing bands with his old friends today. Miss Gertrude Welty, who has been here as Dr. Talley's assistant, goes to her borne in Sycamore today to remain a conple of weeks. Miss Esther Holmes and Messrs- Dexter Stocking and Ernest Holmes, of Sycamore, and Miss Emma Hill, of Rockford, were guests of their friend Miss Nellie Cork lugs Saturday evening. Louis Wiltlwrger, theological student from Chicago, was at home with his pareuts Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wiltlierg-er and preached in the Congregational church last night. ! Mrs. Chas. Knights, of Sycamore, was the guest of friend yesterday and attended the funeral of her cousin Mr. Evans. Cabinet Photographs f3.00 per dozen at the Ground Floor Studio. Guaranteed best work. tf HEAVY FURNITURE. Mary Kyi Dalian Han a Ward to Toons HooMkcapan. While I am waiting for Thomas Samson and John Strong-iu-tbe-arm to drag my sideboard ont of the recess where they placed it a year ago, In or-dor that my carpot may be lifted and shaken, the spirit moves me to say a word to tbe female friends. It is this : If any of yonr generous relatives offer to present you in your early houHokeep-in days with "good, solid fnrniture,' heavy masses of oak, mahogany or walnut that, once lnged and tngged and hoisted into the corners of your home, are as awfully immovable, us far ai your strength is concerned, as tbe pyra mids, reply respectfully and with all seemly forms of gratitude, "Please don't. " Ask them to give you no furni ture that you cannot move about with yonr own bands. Never have a household god that you will not be able, with the aid of Bridget, the maidservant, to escort np and down stairs and place in any new shrine that best pleases you. Have your portable property really portable. There are plenty of pretty things In the shops that any woman can lift with one band Japanese washstands, screens and tables, cabinets galore, bookcases not higher than your shoulder, and with dainty silk curtains, things of light enameled wood all decorative, some cheap, soma expensive. Yon do not live in your ancestor s castle nowadays. Yon know as a usual thing yon do not even occupy yonr grandfather's old residence. If you did, there would not be ao much inconven ience in these wooden monstrosities called bureaus, bedsteads, wardrobes, and what not, or heavy opboLrtery mounted on steeTrlprings which go with ocfa plenishing though there would be tbe usual amount of "bacteria and such." Yon have no intention of leaving your "best bed and hangings" to your great-grandchildren. Everything is changed. You are likely to movs ouoe a year, and possibly you will dwell in flats at various altitudes. Why not adapt yourself to circumstances ? Why net be independent of hired men at cleaning time, free from tbe crime of breaking tbe backs of tbe movers when you make a flitting? When you defiirt to change a library into a sitting room, or a sewing room into a bedroom and what woman does not love to metamorphose her bora at time by be obliged to incite your 1 hoband who is seUiuiu tbe athlete you believe him to be to deed cf prowexe that lave him with btrif l elbows, acbhsg ihouUeri, torn tU g-'r nsila and ruined temper? Why tt t I able to manage it all yourself? V i ca j fartinb with that view If yoc Ks. 1 eJrie you to dci it Mart Ktl Du as Prnaru.rltv Will Arrive In Ik W.ilK. If merchants and all business men and citizens would give their attention to u following article it would be a nenent to themselves. If yon want prosperity tart at home Instead of sending yonr money out of town and building up other cities and supporting people out of town from which yon receive no returns whatever: keen vour money at home and WW - r build np your own town. Prosperity will surely follow if every merchant and all business men and cltisens would use all lawful means in their power for tbe promotion of borne manufacturer and the Industries of the city of DeKalb. The citisena to call npon all merchanta and business men for home manufactured goods, refusing to purchase any other kinds when such can be had. prices and quality being the same, and enconragiug others to do likewise. Merchants have it in their power and can have prosperity if they patronise home manufacture by placing home manufactured good before their customers and ask them to buy them and explain to them the reason why you ask them to do this; by such agitation and keeping it before tbe public it will oreate a demand for the home manufactured goods. It would be the means of bring ing more people to our town,-4n crease-ing the force of the factories, and all wonld be benefited by It I ask the men-bants and all business men to give this their careful study, and will say it is true if we do this, prosperity will be in DeKalb. We will do all we can for the promotion of home manufacturers and place our orders with the same and keep our money at home and build up our town. Estimating there are 100,000 cigars sold a month, think of the amount yon send out town for which you do not receive one cent in return; now it that money was kept at home and home manufactured goods bought, you would undoubtedly receive some of it In return: be wise and look Into this. If we could get that trade we could employ twenty- five men in making cigars, which this town could easily support, if the merchants will place their orders with us and give us a fair trial, we can give them as good an article for the price as they can tret elsewhere. A cigar maker earns from $12 to f30 per week, say $15 lr week, wonld make a pay roll of f 375 per week 1,500 per month; who would get this? would not the merchant and all other business men get their share of it? These people must live, have clothing, shoes, hats, etc., etc. Would It not lie a credit to a town to have a cigar factory that bad a pay roll of $1300.00 a month? Gentlemen give us a helping hand and join us in this matter, it will be for your benefit. Let us work in harmony, not only for the cigar factory but for all manufacturers; unite together in a common fight for the upbuilding of our city; always ready to encourage and welcome other industries to our city and to admit all others who knock at our doors and do our utmost " to belp them to make snccesa. Citizens, call for Union made cigars and see that the blue label la on each and every box before purchasing. The label is to the . trades using it, just what the building trades council is to tbe building trades -It helps to organise and maintain unions and prevent reductions of wages; , pat-ronize all labels: if your purchase does not bear the impress of the label, you are supporting sweat shops and scab labor; ask for the Supreme Dictator 10 cent cigar, La Modena 8 cent cigar, these are Union made and home manufacture. Trusting you will give yonr attention to the same, , very respectruiiy yours, i John P. Schlosseb, . j Cigar Manufacturer. It DeKalb, III. We can show you a list of 120 b varieties of Roses, two years old it 20c. Mark you, two years old and the best at 20 cents. They are catalogued at from 40 to 75c. It is time you was Order i us now for spring planting. They will arrive any time you wish. : dot Try the Chronicle's $L00 Sale Bills It beats them all. dtf. See the Chbqnicxjc's It downs them alL , $1.00 sale bill '.wtf Person having ptor sight and head aches should call on Dr. Kent at the Glidden House. Glasses fitted by Dr. Kent give ease and comfort to the eyes and bead. d3t The fineirt line of Ladies' Stationary at the Cuboviclb office. dtf Cot Flowers a. specialty Fnneri, work on short notice. t MRA WM. r.LAK T, an - : " 1 lot St.. iH-K.-t"), 111. kI t r-r '.( ;)? t ta t! V ! 1

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