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EXCERPTS FROM THE COLFAX LEADER



August 1892 through December 1892

AUGUST 5, 1892

- The Christian church has made a call to J.B. Dabney, of El Paso, to preach for
them , at $1,000 per year. He is not at liberty to accept until after he visits 
Danville a week from next Sunday. The congregation are much pleased with him and 
hope he will be able to accept their invitation.

- John D. Henline received a pleasant reminder of his thirty-fifth birthday
Saturday by the present of a rocking chair from his wife and the presence of 
thirty or forty friends. John sat in the former and enjoyed the society of the
latter, who wished him all sorts of good luck for the remaining half of a man's
allotted three score and ten.

- The Sunday excursion to Kankakee failed to go, as the railroad company late 
Saturday evening refused to run the train for $215 first agreed upon and demanded
more money, which the managers would not attempt to raise. The Illinois Central
once last summer refused to run a train on Sunday from Clinton at any price on
learning that it was wanted for a baseball game. Perhaps it is their policy not
to encourage Sunday excursions of any kind.

- S. Fellinger has just made an aluminum cross about five feet high and which
weighs only twenty-three pounds. It is to be placed on the Catholic church at
Colfax and will glisten like silver since it never tarnishes. Mr. Fellinger got
the plates from a Pittsburgh mill and this cross is said to be one of the first
made of this new metal. - Pantagraph

AUGUST 26, 1892

- Robert Henline is dangerously sick with typhoid fever.

- D.A. Clark went to Chicago Wednesday on business.

- On 655 acres of oats threshed by W.B. Knight the average yield is 36 bushels 
per acre.

- A part of Chenoa burnt Tuesday night. The loss is said to be $30,000 and the 
insurance is $9,000.

- Claire Green celebrated his fourteenth birthday by giving his young friends 
a party last night.

SEPTEMBER 9, 1892

- Don’t be alarmed if you find a foreign letter or a newspaper in your mail that
smells of sulphur, chloride lime or any other chemical of vigorous perfume. All
the mails from over the ocean and from Canada are being fumigated and
disinfected at the port of entry to rid them of possible deposits of cholera
microbes.

- H.C. Bunn has bought Thomas Ludley’s house on the north side and will move
back and occupy it about the close of the year.

- W.B. & D. Henline are building a new house and barn on their farm two miles
northeast. G.W. & J.R. Arnold are doing the work.

Walter Harris has sold one of the houses on his lot to Thomas Baldwin and the
other to Wm. Weeks. They had to be moved off to make room for his new
residence.

- The corn crop of this country is hanging by the skin of its teeth. About half of it
may be saved if frost stays off till Sept. 15th, and nearly all if it is delayed till Oct.
1st.

- Jerry Bunn and J.C. Harris are summoned to serve on the petit jury at the
October term. There is also a batch of subpoenas out for the grand jury, and the
boys are “shy.”

- The school board is considering the plan of extending the high school course
to four years, which will in all probability be done. Oct. 1st is the day set for
commencing school if nothing occurs to prevent the completion of the new
house.

- Harvey Henline is exercising quite a variety of mechanical genius since he quit
blacksmithing. Besides doing a share of the work in his furniture store, he does
the woodwork in Korf’s blacksmith shop, tinkers at all the disabled steam
engines within a radius of ten miles and dissects his watch each day at
Dudgeon’s jewelry bench.

- W.H. Anderson took first money with Mediator in the 2:40 race at the Fairbury
fair, second in the pacing race with Jack Thorne and second in the three-minute
trot with Mediator. J.W. Myers got a handful of ribbons and a pocketful of cash
on his horses in the show ring. The attendance was quite large, and this region
was almost depopulated.

OCTOBER 28, 1892

- Altgeld, Stevenson and others will be the speakers at the democratic rally in
Bloomington Nov. 5th.

- Henry Woodard and Miss Minnie Stout, of Stanford, were married yesterday by
Rev. King at 3:30 p.m.

- Say! Have you heard the news? There is to be a Japanese wedding in the
opera house and everybody can come that has fifteen cents for admission.

- Harvey Gentry has sued the Illinois Central railroad company for $1,000
damage for throwing him down in a car one day last February by a sudden start.

- Mrs. J.P. Arnold’s sister, Mrs. Ransom of Newton, and her mother, Mrs. Clark
of Grayville, are expected here today. Mrs. Clark will make her home here for the
present.

- David Kitner, the drug clerk, went to Jacksonville Tuesday and came back
yesterday with a bride, having married Miss Elsome Wednesday afternoon. They
will live in La Salle Stoops’ house until Mrs. Stoops returns from school.

- Soon after the election Jim and George Wood, Ab Chapman, Ed Cunningham
and perhaps others, will go to Arkansas on slaughter intent. Ed says he will feast
on bear and venison before returning if it takes a year, while Chapman says he
will not be satisfied with frozen duck this time.

NOVEMBER 25, 1892

- Emanuel Harris gives thanks for a new son.

- Frank Woodard’s children are sick with pneumonia.

- John Stuckey of Carlock, was here this week visiting his son, Emil.

- Cunningham & Son have sold their grocery stock to Kidder, Means & Co.

- Mrs. Bailey, of Sugar Grove, Ind., is visiting her sister, Mrs. Dr. Douglass.

- LaSalle Stoops went to Chicago Wednesday to eat turkey with his frou-frou.

- Mrs. Corpe is very unwell at the home of her son, Ed, four miles north. She is
about 80 years old.

- Miss Rose Bell, of Pontiac is the guest of Miss Elberta Ritchie.

- Union thanksgiving services were held yesterday morning at the Christian
church, Rev. King making the address. A collection of about three dollars was
taken up for the poor who were not able to provide themselves a big dinner for
that day.

- A wash-house on the premises occupied by James Logan was burned Sunday
evening by the overturning of a stove by some boys. Some clothing and miners’
tools were in the building, but the latter were not much injured. The alarm became
general before the comparatively trifling nature of the fire was discovered, and
broke up the meetings at the churches.

DECEMBER 23, 1892

-The friends of Mr. and Mrs. John Thiss visited them on Wednesday evening,
the 25th anniversary of their marriage. They came unbidden, but found a warm
welcome nevertheless, and spending an exceedingly pleasant evening
dispersed leaving behind a fine silver tea set and many other articles of the
white metal as tokens of their regard.

- The American jubilee and international congress will be called to order at the
opera house Tuesday night. George Washington will no doubt be speaker, but
the political complexion of the assembly cannot be guessed. Whatever that may
be it will attempt nothing more serious than to amuse the audience. The
costuming will be complete and the marches and dialogues very entertaining.
Doors open at 7 o’clock, program begins at 8. Usual prices of admission.

- Harvey Henline was appointed by the village board to organize a fire company.
a number of members have already been secured and they took the machine out
for a run Saturday. It took them but a minute and a half to move from one well to
another one block away and commence throwing water. A hose cart and other
extras were bought with the engine, making the whole cost $793. It will be kept
in Crotinger’s livery stable until a house can be built for it on the village lot.


Excerpts from the Colfax Leader: 1890 through 1891
Excerpts from the Colfax Leader: February 1892 through June 1892
Excerpts from the Colfax Leader: August 1892 through December 1892
Excerpts from the Colfax Leader: January 1893 through December 1893
Excerpts from the Colfax Leader: January 1894 through December 1894
Excerpts from the Colfax Leader: January 1895 through December 1895
Excerpts from the Colfax Leader: January 1896 through December 1896
Excerpts from the Colfax Leader and Colfax Press: January 1897 through December 1897
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