Elmwood Gazette
June 26, 1890


N. S. Barber brought to this office last Thursday a bunch of timothy that stood four feet high.

Mrs. R. J. Howey left last Thursday morning for a few weeks' visit with her parents in Canada.

Mr. F. C. Huse, of Memphis, Tenn., is in Elmwood, the guest of relatives.

Great reduction in prices of Millinery at the City Millinery Store.

Dan McCook Post, G. A. R. of this place took in sixteen new members last Saturday night. The ladies of the Relief Corps prepared a supper for the occasion and about 150 took advantage of the spread.

Wm. Brain has been awarded the construct to paint the school building, he being the lowest responsible bidder. S. R. Quigley furnishes the paint for the job, his bid being the lowest.

Mr. S. D. Kemp had the misfortune a couple of weeks ago to break one of the leaders in his right ankle while playing ball at Westfield College. He was attending the commencement exercises.

Mr. F. B. Tracy moved his family to Peoria on Tuesday where they expect to make their home.

The day of Lawns, Challies and Ginghams is here and A. C. Arms has the best assortment in the county. Prices are always the lowest.

Mr. Corey, who has been working in C. F. Hill's harness shop for some months past, moves his family from Canton this week and will occupy the house on Fremont street just vacated by F. B. Tracy.

The City Milinery Store would like to have all you who are indebted to the store to call and settle your account.

Messrs. E. E. Burt and M. H. Spence have completed the census of Elmwood township and city and sent in their reports. If there are any that have not been counted let them be heard from.

Hon. W. E. Phelps attended the meeting of the Republican State Convention at Springfield this week. He was chosen chairman of the Peoria county delegation.

J. Preston is at Jacksonville this week attending the annual Encampment of the Sons of Veterans.

Mr. S. H. Snyder started the street sprinkler Tuesday afternoon. A thing much needed in Elmwood.

Mrs. McGowan left Tuesday morning for Grinnell, Iowa, where she attends commencement exercises. Her daughter, Maggie, is one of the graduates.

One night last week as E. E. Meeker was driving out with his family, the horse became frightened and started to run, the buggy was upset and the occupants thrown out. The baby was struck between the eyes, giving it a black eye, but otherwise escaped. The buggy and harness were somewhat damaged.

Homer Kemp is home from Westfield College for the summer vacation.

Last Thursday while at work at her home in the north part of town, Mrs. W. Philbee fell off a chair breaking the bones in her left wrist in two places. Dr. Cooper reduced the fracture.

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