PUBLIC REAPER - DECEMBER 1879

December 11, 1879
The Public Reaper
Farmer City, Illinois

Telegraphic

PRESIDENT LINCOLN'S MOTHER
Her Grave is now marked by a handsome monument - a description of the shaft:

Correspondence Daily News
Lincoln City, Ind., Nov. 28, 1870.

To-day a special train on the Rockport, Cincinnati & Southeastern Railroad brought to this town a monument for the mother of Abraham LINCOLN. Her grave is on the old farm of the Lincoln family, and for many years there has been but one person buried there. The monument is a very nice plain one, of Italian marble 6 inches thick by 16 inches broad, and 4 fee high, standing on an Italian base 10 inches high, and that on a sandstone base about 1 feet high, making the total height about 6 feet. It is a cottage monument with a gothic top. The following is the inscription upon it:

“Nancy Hanks Lincoln
Mother of President Lincoln,
Died Oct. 5, 1818,
Ages 35 Years,
Erec’d by friends of her martyred Son
1879.”

Mr. P. E. STUDEBAKER, of South Bend, Ind., had it built at his own cost. Mr. L. S. GILKEY, Postmaster at Rockport, Ind, superintending the building for Mr. STUDEBAKER, Mr. Albert H. YATES, of Rockport, being the builder. It was put up to-day in the presence of about 100 persons. Among these wee: Gen. James C. VEACH, R. T. KERCHEYAL, E. S. GILKEY, A. H. YATES, the builder; R. S. HICKS, of the Rockport Gazette; D. HAYFORD, of the Spencer County Journal; and other prominent gentlemen. Mr. W. W. WELLS, County Surveyor the grounds, and they will be deeded to Spencer county, Ind., under certain conditions by Mr. LEWIS, of Cincinnati, Ohio, the present owner of the greater part of the Lincoln farm.

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The DeWitt County circuit Court closed the Dec., term this week. ANDERSON charged with the burning of Jim SPRATT’s barn was tried and acquitted. The people vs. Tommy and Willie ZEIGLER, case was thrown out of Court. Dr. REED vs DeWitt county for pauper practice case pending for some three years obtained judgment against the county for $56.50.

The chauncery docket was not reached.

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Why is Nova Scotia like Reed WILLIAMS? Because it is under Petticoat government.

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We heard Marion HOLLOWAY laugh, but we couldn't tell whether it was at LeRoy or Farmer City. H. C. PORTER informs us that he has sold five shellers this fall, three four and two six hole machines. His wagon trade has been good—he sells the Smith and Schuttler wagon.

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In the case of Martha A. BELLVILLE vs Frank RAWLINGS, the jury returned a verdict of guilty, the extent of the amount assessed in such cases is $550.00.

We see that Johnny GARVER has taken a position in the Drug store, with Dr. HOOPER, instead of going to Covington to tend the toll bridge. What next, George?

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Dr. OWEN informs us that he has introduced Winslow’s Soothing Syrup into his practice and he is confident of good results from the effects thus far obtained in its use. He sends his patients to GARVER & Bro., for the medicine, the old and reliable Drug store in Farmer City.

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Coal is 225 per ton on Car. We have been in this part of the country for 35 years, and helped to make it what it is, and don't wish to be butted out by PECKHAM or PICKENS, if they have a lease on the country— James MCKINLEY

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Gentlemen, There is no use of your trying to keep us from selling coal so cheap. We bought before prices advanced, and CAN sell and WILL sell at 225.J. O. PECKHAM & Co.

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John GOLDSMITH is to have one of N. W. HUNT’s fine $15.00 Bibles. John, send us a photo of that Bible when you get it, won't you? We have one in the same kind—we would send you its picture, but our artist can't get a focus on it. John, be sure and mark your advertisement plain, so the publisher can see it.
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Why is a threshing machine like Jake SWEEGLE? Because it makes the most noise where the feed goes in.

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For the Holidays a handsome line of Neckware and silk Handkerchief just received at EPPESTEIN & BACH’s.

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Our calaboose still stands in gloomy grandeur, as a relic of the palmy days of Farmer City. We are not well enough acquainted with the different orders of architecture to tell whether it is the Gothic, Doric, Composite, Ionic or Corinthian. It is about as much of an ornament in Farmer City as the court house is in Clinton.

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Sid BERRY general grocery and produce store S. Main St. pays the highest market price in cash and sells for cash as cheap as the cheapest.

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C. D. Bellville, merchant at Kumler, called at the Reaper office and paid us for the paper. Sheriff ATOR, has appointed Mr. BELLVILLE Deputy Sheriff for the S. E. part of McLean Co. The appointment was tendered some months ago, but Mr. B., declined to accept it, till after the termination of an unfortunate domestic trouble.

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How is it?—Mr. ADLER will sell you coal at $100 per car profit, and wants 15 to 60 dollars per car to ship your grain.— James H. MCKINLEY

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Advice to Young Ladies—Young ladies if any of you are anxious to win a young man, watch around the street corners as he goes to his meals and go home with him, go to his place of business day or night, fondle around him like “a sick kitten”—Let the community see by your action that you are suffering from the tender passion of love. If this fails to win him, it will certainly win the influence of his mother if she be a prudent sensible woman who desires to see her boy marry a pure sweet maiden, with the blush of modesty on her innocent cheeks, that is win her influence to keep you away from her primises. Now don’t let any young lady get mad at this well intended advice, and remember the old Scotch proverb. "That fruit is over ripe when it drops without shaking.”

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H. S. CHAPPELEAR wished to give notice to his customers and the public generally, that he has moved his complete stock of boots and shoes Rubber goods & c. into his new room on the corner South of William YOUNG’s new block, give me a call before purchasing elsewhere. H. S. CHAPPELEAR

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POST OFFICE LETTER LIST
Unclaimed letters remaining in the Post Office at Farmer City, DeWitt County, Illinois, December 11th, 1870 HANKINS, Mrs. Nellie VANDEVENTER, I (L?). M. THORP, W. M. VANOTE, Benjamin M. WOOD, Miss S.

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BAY WINDOW CONCERT
Our band boys are a saucy set of rascals yet we like them, and can't well see how they could be dispensed with, or what else could so well fill their place. After they were through practicing last Saturday evening, Orrie HARRISON, Willie CUMMING and Joe JOHNSON, remained awhile and performed some beautiful pieces for our entertainment. Among others, that touching sweet and pathetic old piece, “Sweet Home” which will remain sweet as long as the endearments of Home and Heaven have power to stir an emotion in the human soul. We love to linger under the sounds of its heart searching pathes, though every note vibrates on the sadest realities of our life. The old tune and its words have brought more tears of mingled joy and sadness, than any piece of ocular music in the world. We know an instance where two swains have for years been languishing at the feet of a certain young lady patiently waiting to see which she would pick up, but when it comes to three young ladies trying to capture one young gentlemen; the scriptures are fulfilling pretty fast, the next new drama will probably be headed Molabnet.

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MOVED.—Wesley the handsome publisher of the Reaper has moved into the house formerly occupied by Oscar HARRISON, and belonging to Mrs. BLANDIN the mother of his wife. Wesley moved with his family on Thursday of last week and they commenced for the first time in life to keep house, or in other words paddle their own boat, their old stand by friends M. L. and Ella WEEDMAN, and more particularly Ella helped to arrange the matters about house-keeping. Mart some like ourself was around more as an ornament than an object of utility. We both filled an important place at the first breakfast in the way of keeping beef-steaks from spoiling. Hettie's kind neighbor Mrs. EBY prepared supper and insisted on the new comers taking supper with her which was very pleasant. There was lots of fun which we would have enjoyed better if we were about seventy five years younger. We see but one drawback to the happiness of Wesley but that is a serious one, and will take his own as well as the prayers of all his friends to save him from it. And it all comes of his being handsome.

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U. S. HORSES WANTED
100 head of horses, all sizes, suitable for Cavalry, Draft and Street Car purposes. From 5 to 9 years old, from 15 to 17 hands high; must be sound, smooth and in good condition, and weigh from 900 to 1,500 pounds. Will be in Farmer City, at Farmer's stable, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday, December 11, 12, 13 and 15. Bring in your Stock on the above dates, as I will not remain longer,

Thos. FAHEY, Jr.

 Submitted by Debbie Champion

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