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May 31, 1884

Mrs. H.H. [Lydia] DOW was reported as very low the fore part of this week; but she is now thought to be more easier [sic] and much better.

 

May 31, 1884

Mrs. Noble DOW [Nora nee BURKE] and two little boys, from Davenport, Iowa, have for the past week been a guest of Mrs. Joseph KEMP [Roxana nee DOW].  They returned home on Monday's train.

 

June 14, 1884

Mr. E.E. WHEELOCK was at home to spend last Sabbath.

 

June 14, 1884

Dr. A.C. SMITH is having his house newly painted this week.

 

June 14, 1884

We noticed Mason BREWER hauling oats to town last Monday.

 

June 14, 1884

Austin FOY had a young colt killed by lightning several days ago.

 

June 14, 1884

Corn plows are being used pretty generally by our farmers just now.

 

June 14, 1884

Prescriptions compounded with care and precision at E.A. LaDUE & Son’s.

 

June 14, 1884

When are the Sons of Temperance going to give their entertainment?

 

June 14, 1884

A large water tank is being erected at Denrock by the C. B. & Q., company.

 

June 14, 1884

White Goods and Linen Lawns, a large variety at J.K. CHESTER & Co.’s Sterling.

 

June 14, 1884

The rain of Sunday held off long enough for people to go home from church.

 

June 14, 1884

Bargains in boots and shoes at D.W. HOPKINSON’s, Sterling, as he is selling out at cost.

 

June 14, 1884

“Tampico has voted prohibition for nine years past.  A record not to be ashamed of.” - - Sentinel.

 

 

June 14, 1884

Trot out the Paris green and produce a visitation of death and destruction upon potato bugs.

 

June 14, 1884

Frank MELVIN left on the Wednesday evening train for Fulton to continue his work at the Journal office.

 

June 14, 1884

A number of wagons loaded with fat hogs came into town from the south last Wednesday.

 

June 14, 1884

Charley ALDRICH, our Assessor, says he is about through assessing in the country, and expect to soon start work in the village.

 

June 14, 1884

Mrs. J.P. BADGLEY and her daughter, Mrs. A.E. JACOBS, left here last Saturday to visit with Dr. John BADGLEY’s folks at Malta, Ill.

 

June 14, 1884

Emmitt CUMMINGS has one of Job’s comforters upon the labored side of his chin, which is commanding most of his attention just now.

 

June 14, 1884

Frank KNOX made a visit to the rural scenes last Saturday.  Frank goes to the suburbs quite often; the country has many attractions for him.

 

June 14, 1884

Strawberries have found their way to our market.  They are selling at twenty cents per box.  A little to [sic] salty to be relished good, haint [sic] they.

 

June 14, 1884

The Republican National Convention takes place in Chicago next week.  Tuesday is the first day but as we can’t say which day will be the last.

 

June 14, 1884

Elder SMITH and John KIMBALL went fishing last Tuesday.  They had good luck and brought home a fine string of pickerel and bass, some twenty seven in all.

 

June 21, 1884

Geo. LUTYENS, of the firm LUTYENS & CRADDOCK, Jewelers, tell us that he sold two watches this week.  One to E.A. LaDUE and one to John HOGEBOOM.

 

June 21, 1884

Mr. J.M. RICHARDS and wife, formerly residents of this vicinity but now residing near WOODARD’s Bluff, were guest of the BURROUGHS’ Sunday last.  It is over a year since they visited here before.

 

June 21, 1884

W.W. CRADDOCK has had new window-blinds put upon his CRAMPHIN residence.  Tip DOW says that Delos pays for the improvement. – Wonder what that means?

 

June 28, 1884

Mr. and Mrs. Hi. McKENZIE who have been visiting in Kansas and Nebraska for the past two months returned home last Monday.  Hi says he met Daniel FOY’s folks and a number of Tampiconians while west.  He thinks they will have a good crop in those states this season, yet in sections the crops are very backwards.

 

July 5, 1884

Mr. Joseph KEMP, with a gang of hands, set as work Tuesday to take up the Republican flag pole and move it to the opposite side of the street from where it has stood for the last four years.

 

 

July 12, 1884

Leslie DENISON had an introduction to the “business end” of a bee last Thursday and his hand was so badly swollen that he could not play ball on the Fourth.

 

 

 

 

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