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-..SIL.TENNIAL EDITION (Times.News. Mr. Pulalk:L IlL) THURSDAY. JULY 13. 1961 Mount Pulaski 1892 News Items An Inland Town Of Yesteryear Back In 1870 Mount Pulaski was an inland town when C. F. Schafer found- ed his business in 1864, and it was not until eight years after- wards that the two railroads had been built and regular train service started. The older residents of the city would enjoy reading something from a Mount Pulaski newspaper when Mr. Schafer's business was still in its early years. From the Mount Pulaski Sent- inel, Saturday, July 30, 1870, and published by Francis M. Daulton, is taken a list of buisness firms of the city at that time that were advertisers in the paper, namely: E. A. Danner, clothing. Joseph J. Piatt, saddlery. J. M. Reitz, saddlery. Howard & Curtis, painters. Charles R. Capps, hardware, tinware, etc. S. Linn Beidler, drug store. John Zimmermann, furniture. Hund & Mayer, city exchange. Dan Laycock, saloon, billiards. Ebb. Capps, Mt. Pulaski Park. H. F. Lushbaugh, jewelry. Mrs. M. F. Atkisson, millinery, dressmaking. C. F. Schafer, hardware, tin- ware, etc. Mt. Pulaski Sentinel, printing. Kreig, Grosbernt & Huck, dry goods, clothing, notions. The above is only a small por- tion of the business represented in 1870. There was not much local news in this issue, but here are a few: Dr. Brien reports considerable sickness in the country. Mrs. L. A. Logan lectured in Capps' Hall Friday night on "Woman's Rights," there being a fair-sized audience present. Frank V. Nicholson of this place is a candidate for sheriff of Logan county, subject to the decision of the Republican coun- ty convention. Alex Beck has employed an- other barber. J. Capps & Son will now devote their entire time and attention to the nursery business. Sawyer & Co., will take posess- ion of the store of Capps & Son, Monday. Prof. O. Z. Hurd, leader of the Mount Pulaski Cornet Band, died suddenly from heart disease on July 21st. John O. Mason Was First White Child Born Here John Ogden Mason, son of Thomas and Elizabeth Mason, was born in Mt. Pulaski, Ill., July 21, 1837 -- the first white male child born in the village, which had only been established a few months, by Jabez Capps and friends he interested to come here from Springfield. His home during his entire life, which spanned a period of 76 years, 4 months and 2 days, has been in our midst. He has been a witness to all the changes in the progress of the community. After a lingering illness of sev- eral months, at 12:03 o'clock on the morning of Sunday, Nov. 28, 1913, at his home on North Wash- ington St., he passed from the early life  the last leaf upon his father's family tree. Responding to the call of his country in the time of her great need, he enlisted in Company B, 32d Illinois Infantry, in October, 1861. He served three years and knew a soldier's life. Mr. Mason took part in the Battle of Shiloh, in the Siege of Vicksburg, and was with Sheridan on his march to the sea. He was honorably discharged in the summer of 1864, disabled by sickness inci- dent to his army service. After his return from the Army he en- gaged in business in this city, and retired after about 25 years. Mr. Mason was gentle and to- tiring in disposition, affectionate In his home life, patriotic as a citizen, honorable in his deal- ings with his fellowmen, and: constant as a friend. Some of the older residents of Mt. Pulaski and vicinity read with considerable interest, items about friends of years ago. Here are a few taken from the Mount Pulaski Weekly News, Dec. 23, 1892, or 67 years ago. Jan.  1893, citizens of Mt. Pul- aski may vote either for or a- gainst transforming our village into a city. Lonnie Addleman, who has a nice situation as telegraph oper- ator at Barclay-on-the.Central, was in town Wednesday. Earl Capps and Harry Oyler, University of Illinois students, are home from Champaign to spend the holidays. Miss Clare Wemple is attend. ing, during the winter a ladies' seminary in Quincy. Enough snow has fallen dur- ing the week to give us a sem- blance of Christmas weather. Mrs. John D. Gillett, of Elkharl as is her custom, is remembering many friends with Christmas turkeys. Miss Julia Robinson goes to Terre Haute, Ind., for a holiday visit with Mrs. Madge Hager. Grandpa Jabez Capps is still confined to his home with la grippe. Miss Anna Weidenbacher is home from a happy visit with friends in Chillicothe. George W. and Adolph O. Von- derlieth are home from Attica, Ind., where the former made a stay of several weeks hoping for relief from rheumatic troubles. Miss Stella Snyder, who is at- tending the Aurora College of Stenography, will arrive home for the holidays. Mrs. John Zimmermann is vis- iting in Springfield with her dau- ghter, Mrs. Mary Metzger. Mr. and Mrs. Art Leslie and family are in Chicago to spend the holidays with friends. Holiday Time At Scroggin Olm House Goddard's Eureka Theater Co. at opera house tonight and Sat- urday. Christmas dance at opera house Monday, Dec. 26. Lew and Lotta Waters, at opera house Tuesday, Dec. 27. Minstrels next Thursday night, Dec. 29. Schubert Symphony Club and 1907. Left to right are: Della WashbUrn, ne Weidenbacher Rogers, Anna Snyder Aitchison, Lillian Aitchison TrapP, Shoup and E. O. Mayer. Jessie Snyder is: in wheel chair. f L il,- If you lived in Lincoln they would call it the Pulaski Road, and Mount Pulaski people would say Lincoln Road. This highway had always been heavily used. In the days when Mount Pulas- ki was founded in 1836, and Post. ville became the Logan County Seat, before it was re-located to this old hill, the highway be- tween the two points has been practically in the same location. From Mount Pulaski you would travel straight north over Salt Creek, to the old Pleasant Grove Methodist Church (torn down many years ago) and then turn west less than a half mile, going then in a northwesterly direction right on to what became Lincoln in the early 1850's. Mount Pulaski remained an in- land town until during the two railroads were bui here. The people then es, buggies, wagons, etc., means of transportation, drive between the two over 11 miles. You if you went to Lincoln on business, or, to cus, and were always glad you reached the on the west side of the the home of the late Downing. It was there horses got a rest from long trip. The tree many years ago. With the coming of the mobile, and t,e building of Route 121, the travel between the two cities about 15 minutes. If way tree stood there doubtless that anyone notice it. A great many years ago ered bridge spanned salt three miles north of . aski. LIVESTOCK HAULING (Fully Insured) BALI NG and SHE LLI NG BERTSCHI00 PHONE: BUFFALO 364-4269 CORNLAND, ILL. Lady Quartette at opera house Saturday night, Dec. 31. Mardi Gras Carnival and Bal Marque at opera house Monday night, Jan. 2. Party at Lushbaugh Home Last Friday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harmon F. Lushbaugh occurred one of those socials that those who were present like to remember. The party was given by the TCC's, and to say that those present enjoyed the evening, but faintly expresses their feelings. They voted Mr. and Mrs. Lushbaugh model entertainers. In the group were: Mr. and Mrs. George Huck, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey F. Gordon, Misses Emma Huck, Lizzie Zah, Hattie Shinne- man, Medora Seyfer, Inez Mathes Jane and Lavene Newton, Eva Mantle; and, Messrs. Will Saund- ers, Walter Lyons, Ted Lush- baugh, Maurice Myers, Frank Tollinger and Jesse Gordon. Lincoln-Pulaski Road Was Much Traveled Highway THIS SCENE REALLY TAKES ONE BACK to the old days when the dry goods store was a collec- tion of bolt goods, buttons and thread  the ladies making most of the garments for their sex. This scene is the late E O. Mayer & Co. dry goods store on the south side of the square in