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May 3, 1890

Geo. T. NEEDHAM will assist as one of the grand jurors at the May term.

 

May 3, 1890

Rev. F.L. BALDWIN was in the Garden City for a couple of days last week.

 

May 3, 1890

MARRIED

WAHL-HEIN - At the Catholic Parsonage, in Tampico, Ill., Saturday afternoon, April 28th, 1890, by Father A. GOULET, Mr. William W. WAHL and Miss Lizzie HEIN, both of Hahnaman.  Mr. WAHL is a son of Fred WAHL, of Sterling, and resides upon the homestead juste east of Deer Grove.  Miss HEIN is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob HEIN, who resides three miles east of Tampico.

 

May 3, 1890

The NEEDHAM Bros'., Windmill Regulator is considered by all a master improvement.  The boys have struck a fine lead and will make a good thing of it.  One has but to see the Regulator to be convinced that it is just the thing that should be attached to windmills.

 

May 10, 1890

John SHERE was in town Saturday with early vegetables.  He says he will have a good crop of strawberries and other berries this season.

 

May 10, 1890

Mrs. F.L BALDWIN is teaching this week in the Intermediate department of our school, in the place of Miss BROOK, who is sick with the measles.  Mrs. BALDWIN who is an experienced teacher, and it was fortunate that she could be induced to fill the vacancy temporarily.

 

May 10, 1890

Herbert KEMP, who has been working at and near Ord, Neb., for the past year, returned home last week Friday to make his folks and friends a visit.

 

May 10, 1890

Frank PITNEY is assisting in grinding corn at his father's place four miles southwest of here last week Friday.

 

May 17, 1890

Mrs. L.L. PIERCE and daughter, of Courtland, Courtland Co., N.Y., arrived on the five o'clock train Wednesday and was met by pa and grandpa, Robert McKENZIE, who took them to his home in Yorktown where they will visit for a time.

 

May 24, 1890

Oliver McKENZIE, who has been so sick and dangerously so for the past few weeks has so far recovered as to be able to be about again.  He was seen upon quite a few streets this week.

 

 

May 31, 1890

James WOODARD and Robert WROTEN of Rock Falls was on our streets last Saturday shaking hands with their many friends.

 

May 31, 1890

John H. JOHNSON's home was made happy last Saturday by the arrival of a fine young baby boy.

 

May 31, 1890

Joseph KEMP and his gang of workmen finished their work on the new elevator at Prophetstown last Tuesday.

 

June 7, 1890

MARRIED

JACKSON-TILDEN - At the residence of the bride's sister, Mrs. M.L. WASHBURN, in Tampico, Ill, on Thursday evening, June 5th, 1890, by Rev. MORRISON, Mr. Henry E. JACKSON and Miss Nettie E. TILDEN, both of Chatsworth, Ill.

 

June 7, 1890

H.P. BENNETT, Jr., wife and child of Glennwod Springs, Col., made B.E. CANAVAN and lady a visit this week.  Mrs. BENNETT and is Mr. CANAVAN's sister.

 

June 7, 1890

If there is one song that Bob COLLINS admires more than another that song is "I'll bet my money on the bob-tail bay."

 

June 14, 1890

The Encyclopedia Britanica, exact reproduction of the latest (ninth 1890) Edinburgh Edition, with improved maps at $1.50 per volume; well printed on good paper, substantially bound.  The set will consist of 25 vols., four of which are now ready and the entire set will be completed about Nov. 1st.  To let you know what a phenomenal opportunity this is we will sell Vol.             for 50 cents without any agreement on our part to take the remainder of the set. You can arrange to have the Vols. delivered one, two, three or four a month and you pay for them as received.  This offer is only good for the month of June.  Subscriptions by mail or at our Book Store.  BATES & CONANT, Sterling, Ill.  Vol. 1 can be seen at the Tornado office.

 

June 14, 1890

Miss Agnes FAGAN [HAGAN?], of LaMoille, Ill., came her last week Friday and visited with Miss Sarah McNAUGHTON over Sunday.

 

June 14, 1890

H.E. BROWN and wife, of the LaMoille Gazette, arrived here last week Friday evening and remained over Sunday visiting with father [J.F.] McNAUGHTON and family.

 

June 21, 1890

MARRIED

JACOBS-McNAMARA - At the parsonage in Spring Valley, Wednesday, June 11th, 1890, by Rev. Firth STRINGER, Mr. Bert JACOBS of Tampico, and Miss Anna McNAMARA, late of Kansas.

 

June 21, 1890

The twelve year old son of Chas. GLASSBURN [Harry Hapgood GLASSBURN], living in the First ward, was drowned while gathering pond lilies in COE's slough, about one and one-half miles west of town.  The younger brother about 7 years old who was with him brought the sad news home and within a short time a number of men were searching for the body which was found without much difficulty in about six feet of water.  The little fellow had gathered a number, when it is supposed he was seized with cramps.  The body was located by the loose lilies floating on the water where the boy went down.  Mr. GLASSBURN is a traveling salesman but happened to be at home at the time of the deplorable accident - Rock Falls News.

 

June 21, 1890

James GALT a 12 year old son of Edgar GALT, was drowned in Rock river while bathing Tuesday.  He makes the third thus far this season.

 

June 21, 1890

Savory Hash - One and one-half cupfuls of corned beef, two and one-half cupfuls of cold potatoes, one cold boiled onion, one teaspoonful of mixed mustard, on saltspoon [sic] of sage, one teaspoonful of Worcestershire sauce, chop meat, potatoes and onions very fine and add the seasoning, mixing well; melt one tablespoonful of sweet lard or butter in a spider; turn in the hash; don not stir it after it is in the spider; cook slowly until brown. - Boston Herald.

 

June 28, 1890

Father Ambrose GOULET, Jr. is visiting with his father, Rev. Ambrose GOULET of this place.

 

June 28, 1890

Bennie BRAINERD while out to grandpa LUTYENS the other day, was badly bitten in the face near the eye while playing with an old dog on the place.

 

June 28, 1890

Peter HAGAN lost a valuable horse last Thursday by being overcome by the heat.

 

June 28, 1890

Turner LEE is the proud and happy father of a bouncing baby boy.  Grandpa BRITT is much elated over the event.

 

July 5, 1890

Stiles PIERCE, who has been station agent at Van Orin, has been appointed station agent of this place, taking charge of the office last Tuesday, and is well known to our people.

 

July 5, 1890

Miss Mary POWELL, who has been making her home in California for the past few years, is again with us making her home with her sister, Miss Anna.

 

July 5, 1890

Miss Florence GOODELL is to start a select school next Monday in the school building.  The school will be held each morning.  Terms, $1 per month.

 

July 5, 1890

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Herman TENNY, of Montmorency, Wednesday night, June 25th, twins - a boy and a girl - the first weighing 8 and the second 9 pounds.  There must be a women's rights element in Montmorency, else why this preponderance of weight on the part of the girl? - Rock Falls News.

 

July 12, 1890

Chas. ALDRICH says, "I'm grand-pa now," and Rufus remarks, "Stand back, Charles, for I'm grand-pa."

 

July 12, 1890

B.E. CANAVAN and family went to Amboy last week and visited with his parents until the first of this week.

 

July 12, 1890

IDAHO IS A STATE.

The President Signs the Bill Admitting Her Into the Union.

Washington, July 5 - The President signed the act for the admission of Idaho as a State of the United States at 10 o'clock Thursday morning.  The Idaho admission bill which thus becomes law declares that present Territory of Idaho to be a State, and ratifies the constitution framed by the convention of July 4, 1889, and adopted at the convention the following November.

 

July 12, 1890

We are informed that Misses Clara BREWER, Julia F. DOW, and xxla [Ella?] M. GRAY are also attending the school of instruction at Morrison, making seven in all from here.

 

[there were no August, Sept. Tornadoes microfilmed.]

 

October 4, 1890

Mrs. A.C. SMITH and daughter Ermy, who have been spending some time in Dakota, visiting relatives and friends, arrived home Wednesday morning.

 

October 4, 1890

From the list of appointments at the Aurora District Conference, we learn that F.L. BALDWIN [has been assigned to the] First church of Sterling; A.L SHUTE to Tampico.

 

October 4, 1890

The fiftieth anniversary of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob CURLEY was celebrated Thursday, Sept. 25th.  Mr. CURLEY has been a resident of Bureau county since 1841 and is well and widely known.

 

October 4, 1890

Mr. and Mrs. Fred WAHL, of Sterling, were guests of ye editor and wife, Thursday.

 

October 4, 1890

Horace BOOTH and daughter Grace, of Yorktown, took the train here for Chicago, Thursday.

 

October 11, 1890

Mrs. Nettie GILBERT, of Davenport, Iowa, is making her cousin, Charley WEST, and family a visit.

 

October 11, 1890

Frank COLLINS and Will DENISON went to Chicago, Saturday.  Frank said as he had never seen a street car, that while he had the money he was going to the city and ride on one, and see the sights of the Garden City.

 

October 11, 1890

Mr. Horace BOOTH and daughter and Miss Maud McKENZIE, who were sightseeing in Chicago last week, returned home Monday evening.

 

October 11, 1890

The City Hotel is running again, Misses MAXFIELD and POWELL are the new proprietors.  Geo. MACOMBER is engaged at head clerk and porter.

 

October 11, 1890

Highland [Hiland] HOGEBOOM has concluded to move to Iowa and engage in business.  His father will go to New Bedford.

 

October 11, 1890

Mrs. Frank MILES died at her home, four miles southwest of New Bedford, Monday, Oct. 6, 1890 of consumption.

 

October 11, 1890

MARRIED

NEWELL-CURLEY - At the residence of the bride's parents in Fairfield, Bureau county, Ill, Sunday, Sept. 28, 1890.  Mr. J. NEWELL, of Indiana, and Miss Frank CURLEY.

 

October 11, 1890

Luther DIRR, who has been a resident of Fairfield for many years has concluded to abandon farming and seek other occupation.  He has rented his farm and will become a citizen of Rock Falls.  That city will gain an out and out good man, by the change.

 

October 18, 1890

Geo. JOHNSON and wife of Chicago, were guests of father McNAUGHTON for a time this week.

 

October 18, 1890

Editor H.E. BROWN of the LaMoille Gazette, and wife were here several days this week.  They came to attend the marriage of Mrs. BROWN's sister and to visit with relatives.

 

October 18, 1890

MARRIED

FERRIS-McNAUGHTON - At the residence of the bride's parents, in Tampico, Ill., Thursday, Oct. 16th, 1890, by Rev. F.L. BALDWIN, Mr. Noble FERRIS and Maggie L. McNAUGHTON, both of this place.

 

 

October 18, 1890

H.H. [Hiland] HOGEBOOM dropped in to see us Friday.  He tells us he finished up his corn last Thursday.  It averaged him 20 bushels per acre.  But few have yet begin to gather their corn and to hear that he is all through so soon we believe he is deserving special mention.

 

October 25, 1890

Noah J. and H. [Hiland] HOGEBOOM have traded their farm to T.M. WYLIE for his stock of hardware, implements, buggies, etc.  They will take possession in about thirty days.

 

October 25, 1890

The undersigned having sold their farm will sell at public auction, at the residence, 3 miles south of Tampico and 4 1/2 miles east of Yorktown on Thursday October 30, commencing at 10 o'clock a.m. the following named property:  68 head of cattle, among which 27 cows, 2 bulls; four horses; 40 sheep; 25 shoats [young hogs]; farming implements, etc., etc.  Lunch at noon. Terms 12 months, 8 percent off for cash.

Noah J and H.H. [Hiland] HOGEBOOM

Rob't McKENZIE, Auct.

 

October 25, 1890

The undersigned having rented his farm, will sell at public auction, at the farm, 4 1/2 miles south and 1 mile west of Tampico, on Thursday, Nov. 6th, commencing at 10 o'clock a.m. [his livestock, household goods and farm implements.]  F.C. THACKABERRY

 

October 25, 1890

Polly HORSFORD, aged 110 years was buried at New Bedford last Sunday.

 

November 1, 1890

Mrs. Anna ABBEY, of Erie, Illinois, County President of the W.C.T.U [Women's Christian Temperance Union] will meet the ladies of Tampico at the residence of H.H. [Tip] DOW, Thursday, November 6, at 2:30 P.M.  All earnestly requested to attend.

 

November 1, 1890

The HOGEBOOMs, the coming new hardware firm were in town Monday looking for suitable lots to build a residence on.  We like the manner in which they are starting out.  The have enterprise about them and such citizens should be encouraged.

 

November 8, 1890

Wm. S. KNOWLTON, son of Fairfield's esteemed citizen, Mr. Jacob KNOWLTON, has located here with his photograph car.  We saw specimens of his work and considered them very nicely finished and fine photos of the subjects.

 

November 8, 1890

Luther DIR will have an auction sale on ore about the 20th of this month.  He is to retire from farming and move to Rock Falls.

 

November 8, 1890

Mrs. J.E. GREENMAN put a little kerosene in the stove to rekindle the fire, and as t did not quickly ignite she supplied a match to the oil.  An explosion followed and she was quite badly burned.  Her eye brows and hair was scorched, her lips blistered and her left hand was so badly injured that she had to have it bandaged.

 

November 8, 1890

HOGEBOOMs began Wednesday invoicing the T.M. WYLIE stock of hardware, implements, etc., and will take possession as soon as the work is finished.

 

November 8, 1890

The HOGEBOOMs will open up their hardware store Monday.

 

November 8, 1890

A postal card received at this office Friday, informs us that J.M. REMINGTON has located at Duluth, Minn., and he requests that the Tornado be sent to his new address.

 

November 8, 1890

Frank COLLINS, of Tampico, has challenged Joe BYERS, of Sterling, for a one hundred yard foot race, of a purse of $200.  - Morrison Sentinel.

 

November 8, 1890

DIED

WEST - At the home of her parents about five miles southwest of Tampico, on Wednesday morning, Nov. 5th, 1890, Miss Ethel WEST, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. DeWitt WEST, of Typhoid Malaria; aged 14 years, 5 months and 10 days.  Miss Ethel was the eldest daughter, the pride of the family, loved and esteemed by all who knew her.  Her loss will be sadly felt in circles in which she moved and the grief stricken parents, brother and sister have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community.

 

November 8, 1890

Beef Loaf - One and a half pounds raw and lean beef chopped fine, one fourth pound pork, one egg, four pounded crackers, one-half cup milk, one teaspoonful of salt, one-half teaspoonful of pepper, on tablespoon of whole sage.  Butter and flour the pan well.  Put one-half cup of water in the pan and make a loaf; smooth the top and place small pieces of butter on top.  Bake two hours. - Boston Globe

 

November 8, 1890

Drop Ginger Cookies - One cup each of molasses and sour cream, one-half cup of sugar, one egg, one teaspoonful each soda, ginger and cinnamon, and three heaping cups of flour.  Drop in spoonfuls on a dripping pan.  Back quickly.

 

November 8, 1890

Sarsaparilla Mead - Boil one-fourth pound of Spanish sarsaparilla for five hours.  Strain off one quart.  Add four pounds of sugar and two ounces of tartaric acid.  A wine-glass of sirup [sic] and half a teaspoonful of soda may be allowed to one pint of water. - Housekeeper.

 

November 8, 1890

Hungry Man's Dinner - Take three slices of salt pork and cut into bits and freshen.  Make a nice biscuit dough.  Roll out one half inch thick, lay the pork on and sprinkle pepper on it.  Roll up as a cherry pudding, pin securely in a cloth and boil three hours, eat with apple, butter or any other sauce. - Yankee Blade.

 

November 8, 1890

Crab-Apple Preserve. - Take a red Siberian crab-apple.  Wash, and wipe dry, leave the stem on, put in water to cover, and let come to a boil.  Take up, let cool, and carefully remove the skins.  Weigh, allow one pound of sugar to every pound of fruit.  Make sirup [sic], flavor with the juice of one lemon to every three pounds.  Put the crab-apples on, and cook until clear; put in jars while hot. - Boston Budget.

 

November 8, 1890

Miss Emma BADGLEY, nee STILSON, arrived in this place last week Friday  from Dakota [North Dakota & South Dakota not yet established].  Jed will probably arrive later on.

 

November 8, 1890

The HOGEBOOMs were in town Monday and negotiated for the WASHBURN residence property in the northern part of town paying $600 for it.

 

November 15, 1890

James PITNEY of Kansas stopped off the train here Saturday evening.  He came to make his parents a visit and take a rest.  His health has been quite poor of late and his looks show it.  Glad to see you back again James.

 

November 15, 1890

We are informed that J.M. REMINGTON has embarked in the harness business at Duluth, Minn.  That's good news and we hope he will have a good trade, he surely is deserving.

 

November 15, 1890

Mrs. Agnes L. WAHL, of Gilmore, Ark., arrived here Tuesday to make her parents, the GIFFORDs, a visit.  She gave the family a surprise, as none of them knew she was coming, save her father, who went to Mendota to meet her.

 

November 15, 1890

Our pump men put in two more hydrants this week, one in front of PAICE's store and one in front of the Tornado office.  Now, there should be several put in, in the residence portion of town.

 

November 15, 1890

The undersigned having rented his farm will sell at public auction at his farm 4 1/2 miles south and 1 mile west of Tampico, on November 20th, 1890 [his livestock and farm implements.]  Luther, T. DIR

 

November 15, 1890

The undersigned having rented his farm will sell at public auction at his residence, 2 miles southwest of Tampico, on Tuesday, 25, 1890, commencing at 10 o'clock am [his livestock, and farm implements.]  Charles BROWN.

 

November 15, 1890

The undersigned having concluded to quit farming will sell at public auction at the residence of the late Flavel MORRELL, deceased, 1/4 mile north of Yorktown, on Tuesday, Nov. 18, commencing at 10 o'clock a.m. [her livestock, farm implements and household goods.]  Mrs. Emma MORRELL.

 

November 15, 1890

We wish to extend our sincere thanks to the many friends, for their loving remembrance, words of comfort and sincere sympathy, extended towards us in this our great bereavement and loss of our eldest and beloved daughter Ethel.  DeWitt WEST, Anna E. WEST.

 

November 15, 1890

Twenty-Fifth Anniversary

Notwithstanding the inclemency of the weather last Saturday, a goodly number of invited guests made their way to the residence of G.T. NEEDHAM and wife, to assist them in celebrating the 25th anniversary of their wedding day.  About 100 were invited, about fifty responded, going and returning through the rain, as the rain fell almost incessantly.  At two o'clock the bride and groom of twenty-five years ago renewed their marriage vows, Leonard RICHARDS performing the ceremony.  After the congratulations were over the gifts were presented by J.C. REEVES, both bride and groom responded, thanking them heartily for their presence as well as their presents, say that they would long hold in remembrance those who had braved the storm, to help them celebrate this occasion.  Dinner was then announced and the guests sat down to a repast which would be hard to excel in quantity or quality, the tables fairly groaning beneath the product of the farm, orchard, and vineyard, even tropical fruit having been ordered for the occasion.  The following is a list of presents and donors:

Gardner REYNOLDS and wife, silver thimble

E.I. REYNOLDS and wife, silver butter knife

Isaac FRANCIS and wife, silver pickle castor

Ed DUNBAR and wife, of Yorkville, watch chain and cuspidor.

L. KILMER and wife and ELDER and wife, silver tooth-pic [sic] castor

D. WOODARD and wife, silver sugar shell

L. RICHARDS and wife, silver table spoons

Henry BOGART and wife, set of carvers

G.M. EVERENS and wife, xx WINCHELL, Hiram BOGART and wife, silver nut picks and sugar scoop

Mr. HECKMAN and wife, of Aurora, Ill., doz. silver tea spoons

J.C. PADDOCK and wife, and Mr. VARGTSBURG and wife, silver cake basket

E.A. EMMONS and wife, x J. PAICE and wife xxx  xxxx  xxxxx [page torn]

Branson GRAY and wife, xxx McGRADY and wife, Henry FLOCxxxx and wife, J.C. REEVES and wife, Alf. SMITH and wife, Fred SMITH and wife, J.F. LEONARD and wife, E.E. WHEELOCK and wife, A. FOY and wife, a silver lamp and two antique plush rockers.

 

November 22, 1890

Mrs. Ann GRAY was a caller at the Tornado office.

 

November 22, 1890

Fred C. THACKABERRY and family took the train Monday for California.  Frank goes there to benefit his wife's health.  We expect an occasional letter from him giving a description of the country, etc.

 

November 29, 1890

N. J. HOGEBOOM & Son, have moved to town and are nearly settled in the residence purchased of M.L. WASHBURN

 

December 6, 1890

Mrs. P.D. ALDRICH is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Jacob, EISELE, at Sterling this week.

 

December 6, 1890

M.L. WASHBURNE, our new butcher, is starting out as if he meant business.  Last week he built a new barn at the rear end of his lot.  He says he is going to paint the interior of his shop and clean up the back yard in good shape.

 

December 13, 1890

Parlor billiards is the amusement that is becoming popular among the young people here.

 

December 13, 1890

John R. SAPP, of Princeton, was in town Wednesday making his daughter, Mrs. James McBRIDE a visit.

 

December 13, 1890

Mr. M. THACKABERRY and wife have rejoiceth [sic] over the advent of a fine new son at their home.

 

December 13, 1890

Mrs. M. J. GIFFORD and daughter Mabel visited at Clinton, Iowa, and Sterling this week.

 

December 13, 1890

Dr. MOSHER has sold his drug business at Prophetstown to Charley WERNER.  E.P. BROWNE will continue as drug clerk.

 

December 13, 1890

HOGEBOOM & Son have erected a new sign over their awning in front of their store.  It is a large and attractive one and was painted by Fred ALLEN.

 

December 13, 1890

In a letter from F.C. THACKABERRY, dated from Stockton, Cal, Dec. 2nd, he says they are having beautiful weather, the leaves have not fallen from the trees yet, and the flowers are in all bloom, a person is comfortable with shirt sleeves from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the vines are laden with the third crop this season and we have picked the pears from the trees (second crop) and the fourth crop of figs are still on the trees, too late for any use however.  Grapes are still coming to market.

 

December 20, 1890

Mrs. J. L. EISELE, Jr., nee Jesse ALDRICH, who has been so dangerously ill for the past two weeks is said to be slowly recovering.

 

December 20, 1890

Jule GIFFORD, ye editor's seven year old son, fell Tuesday and severely sprained his arm.  At first it was thought the arm was broken and Dr. A.G. SMITH was called who on examination soon explained the true condition.

 

December 20, 1890

If you want a bargain on cook stoves call on, N.J. HOGEBOOM & Son.

 

December 20, 1890

The Democrat Contest for the silver medal, held at the M.E. Church last Wednesday evening, was well patronized.  The following young ladies took part.  Ida SMITH, Cora BRAINERD, Mage WILLIAMS, Emma HAGAN, Gerty MACOMBER, Bertha BROWN, Rose METCALF and Mary LANE.

 

December 20, 1890

Furniture lower than ever before - N.J. HOGEBOOM & Son [Noah and son Hiland]

 

December 20, 1890

Elder PIERCE of Fairfield, conferred the rite of baptism at the Baptist church of this place last Monday to eight persons from this vicinity.  Mrs. Albert McKENZIE, Daisy HOGEBOOM,

Mrs. M. DEITS, Miss DEITS [DEITZ? DIETZ?], Miss MEYERS, and Geo. LAUNSIDDLE [LANDSIEDEL?].

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