Transcribed by DDM
Sterling Daily Gazette, Sterling, IL
Saturday, December 12, 1896
The Prophetstown Echo has been sold by Wm. Wilson to Guy Cleveland and Hallie Hotchkiss of that place. Mr. Hotchkiss was employed in the Gazette composing room last summer. The young men have many friends in their hometown and will probably do well.
[Transcribed by D. McLoughlin March 12, 2015]