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EDITION, (TimeA.News, ML Pulaski, IlL) THURSDAY, 7ULT IMI ouncling Of Mount Pulaski In Year 1836 DAYS RECALLED AS NEW S CAME INTO COMMUNITY ez Capps Opened Store On Hill Mount Pulaski. (WlaesdaY, Feb. 10, 1909) ilaski was laid out as Irl 1838, by Jabez Capps, Robinson and G. W. employing Thomas Skin- their surveyor and plat- arranged with Jerry remove a cabin he had away to the eleva- known as the Post- a widower with sons, married again few articles for home and his wife and three over from Springfield  -d the cabin the same lived in the up- the cabin and he Store below, transferr- goods from Springfeld aad been a merchant. COmpany had enter- about the "Mound", the town. Andrew Danner, a ; and Mr. Miles and carpenters, came, ith merchant Capps improvements. Andrew Christian, join- his family soon, the place Pul- SOon became Mound aski. In 1841, Dr. John a resident. Benja- s built and opened a is now the Scroggin Scroggin built the Frank Schick came a boot and shoe op, Carter Scroggln "trough" tannery. opened the n 1846. In 1844, a house was erected, sting the progressive "forefathers" here. n put up the a hotel a youth here and 'ading lawyer in me-mortar. in this work of COUrthouse Here of near 300, by popular vote, of the county itvil to Mt. Pulas- town subscribing added to $300 giv. was used in Village was incor- reincorporated in e - g neral law. But iction, the bound. accurate, and in another ineorp- made and the first Under this act 20, 1876, the Win. A. Schafer John W. Seyfer, John Krieg Capps--Trustees ; was President ager and Charles S. acted as clerk for had been erected M. E. church erect- .s the first one. of enterprise of Mt. Pulaski but location on one )Unty, the county ed to Lincoln in First Postmaster s the first post. In 1858, i to the town the a school house. building, Mound, in the blic square, a park with and seats for meers who are citizens of their and their Serlse, are Leon. ard K. Scroggin and John Buckles Sr., aged respectively 90 years and 87 years. Their lives ind suc- cesses here are unimpeachablf proofs of the fact that this is country where honest busin methods and energy and wet directed efforts will bring certa n and abundant prosperity. E:h started here with practically no capital but his own indomitable purpose to honestly earn his }v- ing and the means to help his unfortunate neighbors, and to help toward the public elter- prises which all broadmided citizens expect to and do giv up money and energy to prorote. Among the other aged ttizens of the county are tichard Templeman, S. B. Linccn, J. N. Cutright, who is one ofthe old- est if not the oldest ran, in the state, Mrs. John Zah, Sr., John Mason, Christian Sued,eier, Mrs. Eliza Capps, Nichdas Lang, Christian Rupp, Rolrt RenneL D. Tendick, Elisha Oane, Mrs. G. Brooker, Dr. Oyler, Its. Prudence Beidler, John Roth*ell, Sr., E. A. Danner, Matthev Rentschler, Russell Seroggin,'Mrs. Melinda Lincoln, Mrs. Mry O'Connor, George Tutwilerand Mrs. Paul- ine Huck. These are men and women who were pionee or the child- ren of the pioneeys, or who have' lived and labored, hard for about or more than a ball century, and ,halthful living. There is per.[ hps not another equal area of[ l#d so beautifully spread out s f,, drainage, water supply and [eep soil containing the chem. 2als that feed corn, the grasses md small grains, fruits and egetables. Corn is king with other earth often bearing 100 bushels per acre. And the King is surrounded with a constitu- ency of Warwick, almost equal to the kind in luxuriant adapt- ability. The American hen sets her seal of approval here and sings it in her morning lay. No county excels ours for poultry pro- ducing profits. The American cow celebrated as a sharp competitor of the hen in making the pleth- oric purse, finds our clovers and grasses conducive to her best work. She is here the mother of prize winners at the fat stock shoWS. Her dairy products make hea'Y bank deposits and take the place of thousands of dollars as a medium of exchange in the nercantile houses. The horse attains to the maxi- mum of "speed, style and endur- ance", size and conformation in these blue grass meads, and in the barns where the wholesome grains and the curry combs and brush are placed where they will do the most good by the judic- ious Mt. Pulaski farmer. Sheep do thrive the best here, but are not grown much because the land is so valuable for more profitable uses. The swine is in the clover. Fine Homes Fine homes and well equipped who have accuhulated comfort- school houses and churches are able or vast for:unes vJhile theY'numerous all over the rural pa n were at the same time aWaYS!iof the count)'. Good amltty is ready to hel with money,, necessary to the teacher apply- muscle and min:l to develop the ing for a country school here, public benefits and to dispense salary not being the prime con. the private charities. All honor lsideration. A salary of $75.00 per to them and their kind who are month is not a sensational one the fathers of the splendid life paid to the Logan count)' country and prosperity of this country. If teacher. As high as $8500 per Rip Van Winkle had said to hisimonth is paid. Elegant homes friends as he met them, "Settle iwith all modern conveniencesob- in Logan CtSunty, Ill.," it would tairiable, and other farm build- htk-e been but putting in other ings to .rl]3tch, are all over the words the synonymous meaning of what was his favorite saluta- 'tion and goodb)'e blessing, "May you live long and prosper." : God's finger touched this spot of earth politically named Mt. Pulaski and vicinity, and all the elements assembled to await the genius touch of mind, heart and method for the creation of abun- dant prosperity. To paraphrase Hamlet, Nature here gathered her forces and functions, her idealities as real- ties of climate, soil and topo- country around Mt. Pulaski. No wonder Mt. Pulaski is a prosper- ous business center. The found- :ation of all prosperity, the well managed good farm is in every direction and up against the :mound city, and trade does the rest. Mr. pulaski's banks are solid as the Bank C, England and mil- lions, literally miil,'].S, behind them to support them. Her mercantile establishments are models of neatness and have the air and are examples of rood- graphy "to give the word assur- ern completeness. ance of" perfeetion's triumph as a place for general farming, and (Continued on next pageJ MOUNT PULASKI HOUSE BUILT IN 1844 WA S STOPPING PLACE FOR ABRAHAM LINCOLN i i ! i  i,i ti