KALE HRON VOL.. II.' NO; 201. DEKALB, ILL., FRIPAY, MARCH 12, 1807. TEN CENTS PER WEEK. 'i THE' D EVENING CLE What Occurs Tonight A Beliekaha. ""' BomeFornm. Choir Rehearsal at the Churches. JL P, Ball at Chronicle Hall. Oyster Supper at Lutheran Church rhlcken Pie Supper at W. C. T. U. - rooms. Wiredrawert meeting at Fluseh's balL , If these are the gentle spring sephers rive as a few the raging winds of win ter. :, Another open meeting of wiredraw rs and sympathizers will take place at Flusch's hall tonight. Good speaking. Everybody welcome. It was next to impossible to walk against the wind today. Talk about March v breeze! It marches right through a person unless they stay in building. f The if bleb. flint bottle works at Streator i hare been closed for three years will resume operations the 80th of March. The. works give employment to more than 400 men, Take your choice of entertainments tonight the W. G T. U. chicken pie snpper. the Swedish Lutheran oyster supper, the wiredrawers meeting or the Knights of Pythlaa ball Several of Mrs. Lillian Fnnkhonaen's friends decided to give her a surpris e They visited her home yesterday after noon with well filled lunch baskets. Several hoars were spent most pleasantly and a delicious supper enjoyed. A meeting of the executive committee of the State Dairymens Association was held at DeKalb yesterday, the five members being present Their work consisted in settling np all unfinished badness of the recent meeting of the association at this place. What the Gentle Zephers Told Us. That the meadow larks singing so 1 weetly in she ingfora pla 1 That V. R. sweetly in shoe town yesterday are look- lace to toast their shins to K. P. ball in Chronicle ill call ont a large and or- hall tonight derly crowd. That pupils are counting the days till spring vacation. - That some men can be 'unsufferably small. This morning at the depot a creature of the male gender, wearing the clothes that gentlemen don, bustled paused a woman who carried a small baby and several parcels, - This might have been an act of carelessness and wonld have passed for each had not an elderly lady asked him to assist the woman with the child. Be paid no attention to her request bnt hurried on, boarded the train and left the woman to make Has best she could. While this was no states prison offence it showed mighty small and selfish na ture. 1 - That DeKalb clothing merchants are doing their very best to supply the wants of the people by securing com plete lines of the latest clothing. That the DeKalb shoe factory was never in a more prosperous condition. That thetreet fakir with his trick snake, ten dollar necktie, etc, didn't make much off from DeKalb people yesterday afternoon. It wasn't because he didn't try hard enough. That flowers fulfil their mission much better by being presented to the sick oeiier d than by Ji caaki That t being heaped in profusion oa ) casket. V the weather man is in league wfth the man in the sky and has been hittinsr thine to the dot lately. He promised rain yesterday, colder today. moderately tomorrow. That the wise housekeeper is having her taterinz done now before the spring rush begins. That several ladies will remove their big hats at the next entertainment. r:: " That Lent makes little difference with gay society in DeKalb. ffL.l . .1 -t-. 1 Av tm 1 - a uai in an j a uiuuiu - tered because Main street is not a mud-hole as it was a year ago. That the politician is bestirring himself to fix things for the spring election. That a person can't be too careful about catching cold during this weather. There is already a great deal too mnch sickness In town. That watermelons are now found on the Ch Icago market We will eat canned tomatoes for a few months longer. That the man who was being escorted down the street this morning by one of ocj ministers and a prominent business ; was not drunk. He was simply ; g , . rg over the effects of chloroform taAa to have several teeth extracted j The ".letter Wages" Trick. Mr. Terkes was asked by one of the members of the Legislature what effect bethought the extension of the street railroad franchise wonld have on the wages of the men in his employ."" He re plied, as was to be expected, that he thought it would increase them. ; Then the further question was put whether he would be willing to enter into an agreement with the State to in crease wages if the bill was passed. His straightforward reply was that he would be willing to make such an agreement, but it wonld not be worth a cent Mr, Yerkes is not the only man who is willing to assert that something which will enable him to make more money will result in his paying better wages to employes. When the sugar trust asks for more' protection it is on the ground that it will be able to advance wages. Every manufacturer who asks Congress to give him prohibitory protection de clares that he asks for it in order that he may be able to pay employes more. When such requests as these are grant ed it is generally on the pretext that labor will be benefited thereby, while as a matter of fact labor seldom is a beneficiary. As a consequence there is a good deal of hard feeling engendered. The Congress at Washington and the Legislature at Springfield should be on their guard against those philanthropic individuals who promise higher wages as the result of the enactment of laws favoring them. If the street railroad franchises were extended Mr. Yerkes' companies would make larger profits but not pay employes a cent an hour CANE A AND ITS FOREIGN WARSHIPS. This pietura of Canes and the foreign wnrihipe ii from sketch made by a British nnvnl office February 8, while a tire wa raging in the town. The arhipe are Austrian, Greek, Koaaiaa, British, French and Italian. more unless forcel to do so. Chicago Tribune, March 12. If every worklngman in America would understand the truth of the above editorial thrge-fourths - of the labor trouble would be settled. When laboring men understand that business, not politics, determine their wages, then strikes, because of past election promt ses, will cease because the fools who believe that politics have anything to do with their wages will not be found, and the blatherskite politician who tell such lies for the'purpose of securing the votes of workmen to advance his own ends will be out of job. No greater enemy to American institutions exist today than the employer of labor who uses the wage trick to influence rotes of his workman when these promises are made as they were last fall and then as election is over, wages are cut because the business coin pells it strikes follow, and ths sympathy of the public is going steadily to tbs deceived workmen. The workmen believed the promise, the man who made it knew he was lying. The fool wage earner who gives his vote and follows a band wagon for a "promise'' of higher wages is a sucker, and the sooner he learns It the better. SEND II I M THE CHRONICLE. Oftea the Oaly friend Wna Beaacaabars ta Brlag Ifowa te the Abeaat. Did you ever stop to thing how dear the local paper becomes to an absent friend who has wandered away from his childhood s homeT It is often the only friend who remembers to bring news to the absent and if you could see bow eagerly they open and scan each page and how dear the little gossip items become, you would feel paid for yosr effort in sending it You know even in your own case that you are pretty fierce to get bold of it even if you haven 'fben away but a wek. Therefore it is yonr duty to have the Chronicle sent to roar absent friend for a month, or trie Weekly Chronicle at 11.50 a year. Ohio Farina. The statistics prepared at the Serre- tary of State's office are before me, an the facts are anything but promising The averaire price per acre at which farm lands were sold is very low. It 1 16.10 in this county bnt in the counties to the west and south of here it varies from f'9.50 to fU. , Of course this was the price obtained at forced sales, bnt very little land has changed hands in anv other wav. The man who has event Tears in improving his home is not likely to sell it at less than cost until he is obliged to do so, and it cer talnly would not pay to buy a farm at the price put on it by. the owner; so would be buyer and would-be" seller remain in a passive state till the sheriff comes along. Now and then there Is a farmer who is out of debt, but they sre few and far between. Many a farm is mortgaged for all it is worth; but so long as taxes and interest are paid, the farmer is allowed to remain as a kind of tenant. There are some who cannot do even that, and then they are sold oat of house and home. An energetic man can support him self and family quite as well with his bare hands as he could with a farm, if he were in debt. After all is said about the unemployed, it is the laboring man who thrives. There never was a time when food and clothing eould be pur chased so cheaply. The price of a day s work is as high as it ever was; and if one can get work at an (ana lew are idle who really care to work) he can buy his living cheaper than he can produce it A young farmer of my ao- quaintacne has just let his farm and moved to town to work. He is a bard worker, can get a place anywhere he likes, because he Is "capable," and at the end of the year will doubtless have more money in his pocket than if he staid on the farm. Nevertheless, as Goldsmith says ' "Hope, like the glimmering taper's light. Illumes and cheers our way, And still, as darker grows the night Emits a brighter ray." Won Prizfis at the Club. The Olympic Club met with Mr. and Mrs. IL Kylen hut evening and in spite of tns disagreeble weather, there was a good attendance nearly all of ths thirty members being present - Progressive seven up was the game which held the interest of the company until a late hour and brought out such scientific playing that the scores of several were nearly the same. The best playing was done by W. IL Hamilton and Mrs. F. J. Flnsch and to them, the bead prizes were awarded. The gentleman's prize was a bread and milk set and the ladies', a creamer and sugar bowl. - Booby prizes, a decorated plate and a creamer, fell to the lot of Mr. and Mrs. J. Ballon. After the playing was ended a light but very palatable supper was served consisting of veal salad, bread and butter, bananas, angel food, fruit cake and coffee and when the guests bade the host and hostess good night it was with feelings of having passed a most enjoy able evening. The club was formed early in the winter and has met once a week for social pleasure. It has indeed accomplished its miwiion for many happy eve nins have been paawed by this congenial crowd and an announcement of a meeting of th Olympic Club means a good time for all of its members. The Ciibovicus office has a new line of Fancy Stationery; call and see it Mrs. Talbot has been spending several sTJ her daughter la Sycamore. A Pariah has moved his family from Ohio onto the Joslyn farm where he will be employed tbs coming season. Mrs. Woodley was a guest of her mother near Sycamore the fore part of this week. A new galvanised steel wind will and tower will ioon be erected over the town wall. The old mill will betaken down and sold Charlie Carlson, who had his hand injured by the cars some time ago, was In Chicago Wednerday. Conductor M. P. Croesett of RocheUe was in town Wednesday. Butter was steady on the Elgin Board of Trade Monday at 18o, Offerings 8T.W0 lbs. , sales 24.400 lbs. Butter sold last week for 18c; last year for 81. There will be a donation at the Ohio Grove church, next Tuesday afternoon and eveniug for their pastor. Rev. A. C. Brush. Donations of all kinds, grains, produce, etc will be received. In the evening the ladies will serves Maple sngar snpper. Mrs. M. P. Crossett and eon. Charlie, of sWhelle, were entertained by her father. T. T. Ricker Sunday. The firm of Phelps and Baxter has dissolved, Geo. Baxter being the successor. An eleven pound boy came to claim a home with Mr. and Mrs. John Craw ford Monday. Sirs. F. N. Wells has been spending thftweek with her parents in Chicago, Mrs. Sadie Minnehan, of Af ton, was a guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Powers, over Tuesday night. Mr. C. Eckroad, who has lately moved to the Cord Joslyn farm vacated by Balcomb, has been entertaining bis daughter and her husband from DeKalb a part of this week. The annnal meeting of the Cemetery association will be held at the office of Chaa Hoag March 15 at three p. m. to elect officers and transact hnsiness. Let all members be present. Peter Crawford sold nineteen fat sfe-ers to ,"M. Slmonds the fore part of this week. Lawis George.- the Pierce collector, was in town on business Tuesday. L. Pratt finished moving his goods and stock to Genoa this week. The Epworth League have resnmed their regular Tuesday evening meet ingv 1 have a quanity of choice Clover Seed for sale. BF. Pukinton. wit T. W. Jordan and Henry I,ane are each owner of a new 200 egg incnlator and are expecting soon to flood the market with broilers. Bert Havens began Thursday a job of hanging over 100 rolls of paper for Mrs. Robert Reed in DeKalb Ned Parks will assist him. Mrs. J. T. Woodley expects to go to Chicago the last of this week to remain for several weeks. The remains of Abner Calhoun who died at the home of his daughter Mrs. Frank Goodrich in DeKalb, was interr ed in the Ohio Grove cemetery, Wed nesday.;.y . It is nearly election time. See that all the offices are (lied with people who trade in Chicaro. who do not believe a law in the interest of retail mer chants is riant, or that a transient dealers license can be levied, etc., and then after the election is over com mence growling "about traae. wot more than six men will .have anything to say about the election, city, town or school, and the other 5,000 people win sit by until U is over, then kick if yon dont like it Why don't the business men put np a ticket that will suit them and elect it It would have practically no opposition, but if you sit suu tns machine will run things In tbelrown interest, and who blames them! The time to make yourself felt in election is before and not after the ballots are cast The retail merchants have done whole lot of growling the past year. Was there any cause for itt IS GRAND CHAPLAIN. A. H Keel BoewraS at the Boya! Areaaaat Meetlaf The grand council Royal Arcanum is In session at Streator with a good attendance. Word has been received of the election of A. H. Keeler as Grand Chaplain of the state, a deaerved recognition to Mr. Keeler and to the local count -IL Bel riders Republican. Mr. Kelpr is deputy for the DeKalb council and is well known at this place. About People. Mrs. 3. F. Swigard, of Sterling, ar rived here today to nnrse her sinter Inlaw, Mrs, W. it Swigard. who has been Very III for the past ten weeks. ' Gu, TUouiimoii, . the horaw buyer, Is transacting business in town Unlay. Mrs. D. D. Hunt has gone to Minnesota where she will visit for some little time while her husband is in Spring field. Mark Qulncer, of Malta, has been very ill this week snd Dr. Duncan of this place has attended hint. Mrs. Harry Bower has been suffering from a severe cold since Wednesday and has been unable to be in school. Miss Ella Wilder is no longer suffering from a mild form of tonsilitls. Its a genuine attack confining her to the bed and that she will not be able to attend to her duties at the CllBOMCLB office this week. Mrs. Loomis is under the doctor's care at her home on South Sixth street. Mrs. E. Potter who has been in poor health for some time, left this week for Battle Creek, Michigan, In hopes that the baths will improve her health Mrs Frank Carter entertained a company of friends very pleasantly Wednesday evening and served a fine supper. Misses Genevieve and Celia Gahagan have closed their schools and are borne for the spring vacation. M. J. O'Connor and wife, who have recently moved from their farm to Waterman, were in town transacting business yesterday. Mr. and Mrs. Kingsley, of Elve, were In town this morning on their way to Chicago to celebrate their first wedding anniversary. Wellington Helm was shaking hands with friends this morning on his way to Sycamore on business. , Mrs. Fred McLean and daughter, Doris, sre loth on the sick list. Miss May Gnrler went to Chicago this morning to remain until Wednesday of next week. On Tuesday she will sing and assist in receiving at a charity concert to be given at the home of the lady with whom she boards. Mr. and Mrs. Rollins were gnestsover night of relatives near Elva and attended an entertainment given In that vici nity. Miss Mertie Noble came up from her home near Elva this morning to spend the day with friends and attend the K. P, ball this evening. Miss Nichols, of Sycamore, who have been the guests of friends for a few days is spending today in Chicago. M. A. L. Olsen is better today. He was not so well yesterday afternoon but passed a very comfortable night. Geo. Gurler's condition remains abont the same. Frends hope that the im provement will soon be more rapid. Mrs. Chas. Field and danghter. Miss Gladys, are visiting with friends in Chicago. Mrs. McGratb, of South Grove, is in town trading today. Mrs. Will Keastof Malta, is spending a few days visiting with relatives. Mr. and Mrs. McMercher and Thoa. Keennon, of Kirkland, were here Wed nesday to attend the funeral of Mr. Cal houn. Moses Reis is in Chicago on business today. ' Mrs. C G. Bodman returns today from Chicago where she has been several days. ' J. C. McFarland, the popular brake-man on the Great Western, is lsying off for s week and receiving treatment for throat difficulty. - Mrs. Ralph Reis has gone to Lamont to visit relatives for a couple of weeks. Her little daughter who accompanied her sister home few weeks ago will return horns with Mrs. Reis. Mr. Ralph Reis is numbered among the sick today. Mrs. Jas. Cullom and baby, of Brooklyn. N. Y., were called here by tbs death of her father, Abner Calhoun, and are spending several days visiting relatives. Her husband was formerly the foreman of the keg factory at this place. Only a few days remaining in which yoo can get Cabinet Photograph at 83.00 per dozen. Don't delay, but come at once or you may be too late. Remem ber von run no risk, if any work is not ss represented you are not mini red to accept it. Ground Floor Studio. ' d w tf A larze Lot fronting on 7th, 8th and Pi ne streets is for sale. Cah or on ti me. Inquire on premises or address. 6td 2tw II. 51. OKTO.v, City. The Chronicle has 12 fine 4 year old grape vines that can be had fur the asking. Tbey are Concords. I r J Maplts Partu Frank and Fjrl Phllpot kavs the measles. ' Mr. and Mrs. Newman are visiting Mm Thos. Bntler. Mr. and Mrs. Luke Railly welcomed a son March 4th. Philip Rainer spent Saturday and Sunday at Hinckley. James Doyle, of DeKalb, was a visl tor Saturday, Peter Lalley, of Afton, has rented ths Simons farm just vacated by Elton Las-com. . . . . Thos, Dale has remaved his family to Aurora. Supervisor Clyne spent Tuesday at Geneva. Its quite a general comment that it M - a s . wouiu appear mure use oruinary nines of things that ths candidates for town offices be nominated at a caucus or some gathering of citizens instead of ths manner is now prevailing. Miss Jalia Clarey is visiting st Blackberry. Lester Spalding, of El barn, was here Wednesdsy. James P. M, Culahon Is spending the week hers.' Andrew Gerlach visited at Hinckley last week There is much discussion and a great deal of dissatisfaction about the big ditch, M. Glhuore, of Rockford, was calling on friends last week Thursday. Miss Ella Col ton is visiting with friends In Aurora. Ernest Swift, of DeKalb, was visiting his parents last Snnday. Charlie Dean, of Hinckley, was in town last Monday. A union gospel meeting nnder charge of the W. C. T. TJ. was held at the Presbyterian church last Sunday night Rev, Highfield gave an excellent ad dress, Richard Hunt went to Shabbona last Wednesday and will work on his father's farm this year. The last of the "Camp Fires' to be given by the eoldelrs this spring, wss held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Griffith last Wednesday. A Tea TTnnn an,l twAmm 'Walla iitit Ray, started Wednesday for Arkansas to make their future home. South Grove. Maggie Rutledge baa been at Sycamore for the past week assisting to care for an uncle who has been sick. Miss Olive Byers spent Sunday in Sycamore tke guest of her friend Mary Westgate. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Doane moved to Malta this week. Louis Kenyon, of Sycamore, was the guest of Robt Willis one day this week. Miss Little Driscoll has been the guest of Myrtle Lloyd, of Malta. Mrs. Delbridge, of Malta, was visitor at Frank Coles' this week. Business Locals. : Wanted First class servant girl to hntrin work Anril 1st. Inontra of Tr J. M. Everett dot Prices) Cut in Two. A new tine of Commercial stock just received. Prices reduced one-half, at ths Chronicle office. : . d-wtf I hereby announce myself a candidate for Collector, subject to the vote of ths people. d&W : J ACOB CHA WTOBDi - Try the Chronicle's LO0 Sale Bills It beats them all. dtf. Wanted Girl for general house work. Mrs. Joe Wood, Std 128 & Sixth Street Have you seen ths new Stationery at the Chronicle office? If not better look it np before buying. A Special Inducement. To Introduce my work I make Cabi net Photographs st $3 00 per doz. Come early snd bring the children at the only Ground Floor Studio, Main street De Kalb. G. a Watson. dtf Cut Flowers a specialty Fttneras work on short notice. Mrs. Wm. Blake, Jan 23 3 in l.t St., LX Kib, LI.
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