125 years ago
december 18, 1891
Like the falling of an autumn leaf, or like the going out of a candle, the spirit of good old mother Mulllineaux parted from its frail tenement Tuesday evening. Suddenly, quietly, painlessly the exchange of worlds was made. She was eighty-three years of age, and had been in feeble health for a long time.
Mr. H. Rosenberg is building a house on his new eighty-acre farm.
Jacob Ehrlich had the misfortune to have his smokehouse and its contents burned last Friday. He was smoking meat at the time. The wind was blowing hard, and but for the timely aid of W.H. Roberts and Frank Griffith, a large straw stack and the barn would have caught fire.
John Olsen is getting the sand and stone on the round for a fine large stone barn which he will commence work on as soon as the spring opens.
The finder of a pair of spectacles, with heavy frame of a peculiar metal, will confer a great favor on the owner, to whom they were a valuable memento, by returning them to this office.
Miss Mary Pratt wishes us to say that she has various kinds of small musical instruments, suitable for Christmas presents. She also keeps sheet music for sale. At her home on Main street, opposite the Chicago Lumber Yards.