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Homecming (Cont/nu:l from Im 1) when friends from near and far gathered in the old square and friendly nods and hand clasps and conversations gladdened the week. Many of those friendly faces are seen no more. Among them w_y be- loved mother's and father's. What can compensate this loss? Alas! nothing. However, the Yankee Wind Mill and the C. F. Schafer !" Hardware Company in both of which my father was a partner, seem to go on forever. , Of special interest tome, too, is that ost office box, a picture of which your editor so kindly printed in a recent issue of the Times-News Pictorial. Remember ? It once belonged to Abraham L,in- coin (Springfield No. 3432) and when these boxes were transferred to Mount Pulaski, this particular box was assigned by S. Linn Beid- let, postmaster at that time to the Wind Mill Company and con- mluently was used by my father, George W. (W. for Washington aa he was born on July 4) yon der Lieth, and his brother Adolph. I believe when the post office was dislnantled Mr. Obermiller gave the box to my cousins Henry and Walter, and they in turn resented it to the Lincoln Shrine where it now reposes. So much for that. This changing world marches on but some Logan County special- ties remain the same. - Whether it be due to the quality of the cream and milk, or the cunning of the hand that fashioned it Log- County Ice Cream is second to ne. I have eaten ice cream in y parts of the world but Ber- to's has that same deliciousness that I remember so well in that delicacy made in our faro- fly. It was good to see old faces places, and best of all to see some of my "kinfolks," as ob would say. They, too, have ed themselves by cer- tain hobbies and pursuits. I sup- pose many of you are familiar with their activities - my cousin Grace'e (Mrs. Ottmar Wagner) collection of crystal and glass, my cousin Walter's (Schafer) unusual gssortment of clocks, and cousin Annie's (chafer) varied needle- point, cousin Albert's boy Fred- erick's (IApp) collection of guns, d his wife Bertha's superlative needlepoint portrait. (That is something you must see some day when you axe over that way.) Mr. Wible asked me to make a few notes on my visit here, but he did not invite me to consume a Whole page. Of course my remi- niscences could go on and on, but paper and iwk are getting scarcer {not just mY supply--but the gov- ernment is asking us to conserve you know) and besides if you have read this far you have done very well. I hope that sometime we shall meet again. Who knows ? Out of all the world I may choose the place of my birth as a haven to retire to. (If indeed I ever do re- !) One reporter seized upon the idea that "since my father was in the windmill business I had been alr-mlnded since birth! Uncle Sam has a slogan "Keep 'en flying." So, dedicated to the Yankee Wind Mill, I shall paraphrase it by say- "Keep 'Era Turning.'" With love and best wishes to all Mount Pulaskians, native or adopted, known or unknown, I re- main Your First Lady of Radio, Vauglm De Leath, christened Lenore yon der Lieth. Vanghn :De Leath can be heard over , Oklahoma City, every Monday thru Friday at 10:30 a. on the Cain Coffee hour pro- into longer detailed information. dabe CaDDs Mr. Capps' wife died in 1877, but Z   he continued to live in his old FOUNDF_ home on North Lafayette street, which he built in thee early 1850's. The Mount Pulaski Times-New He died April I, 1896, lacking a is this week presentilg the pictur? few months of being 100 years of Jabez Capps, one of the found- old. The Capps home is now oc- ers of the city, and the first cit- cupied by a grandson, Paul E. Beidier and wife. izen, who located on tl old hill in September, 1836, just 105 years ago this month. There are still a number of pecpl residing in ML Pulaski who were personally ac- quainted with Mr. Capps, and knew him quite well, and are fa- miliar with th part he took in establishing the city, and his his- tory. But the later generations here never knew AUSTIN MISS HATTIE KERWOOD Correspondent r great deal Linn Rau's have a new Chrysler about him. For this reason a ear, madee trip to California in short history is being given this it. week. Jabez Capps was born in Lon- don, England, September 9, 1790, or 145 years ago Tuesday of last week. He left his native country in 1817, coming to the Lrxtited States. Three years later he lo- cated in Calhoun, the early Sang- amon county town which begam and became part of Springfield. He first followed tle profession of school teaching, taught the first school in Sangamon county on the south fork of the Sangemon rlv- er, and later taught the first school stablished in Springfield. Still later, he opened one of the first general stores in in a log building which housed the .... first postoffice there. His first contact with Abraham Lincoln was on the occasion of a dinn, er given in honor of the first steamboat which tried to navi- gate the Sangarnon river. Mr. Lin- coln had navigated the boat and the dinner was held t Mr. Capps' place. From that time on they were close friends. In 1829 Mr. Capps married Prudence Ann Stafford, and four sons were born to them. Living at the Capps home was one Dr. Alex- ander Shields, who had located there in 1835 for the practice o, medicine. In the spring of 1836 he married Ann, widow of William Salisch, a sister of Mr. Capps. Dr. Shields was called on a pros- sional visit to the home of Nichol- as Moore in the Salt creek settle- men several miles northeast of th present site of Mount Pulaski. Journeying by horseback, he noted the hill as being a good site for a town. On his return to Springfield he communicated the discovery to Mr. Capps. The conversation was hard by Dr. Barton Robinson, physician from Buffalo Hart grove, and they visited the hill in company with. George W. Turley. Mr. capps closed his business in- terests "in Springfield, and in Sept- ember cam to Mount Pulaski as its resident, opening up a store. Mary Jane Stiles broke her }eft arm above the wrist last Wednes- day when she fell off a board. A son was born to Mr. and Mrs Coy Galloway Friday, Sept. 5. The three mil'e of black top east and west of the church was oiled and sanded last week. New roofs on the large sheds at Wilbur Marshall's and on the house t Howard lerry's, new windows to be added. Cattle here were T. B. tested last week. Ross Rau's spent Sunday at the Wilbur Lakin home. Word has been received of the death of Rev. G. W. Ball of Vienna. He was pastor here in 1930-31. Rev. Doolen preached the tuner al sermon for. H. L. McCool in Decatur Thursday afternoon. Thre rains last Tuesday after- noon. Wind wrecked trees and a hog house on the Claence Rau farm. High lines went down. Corn down and tangled in some places. Mr. and Mrs. Leo Shephard, northwest of Kenney, Mr. and Mrs Geo. Ross of Decatur were Wed- nesday callers t H. Kerwoods. Mr. and Mrs. Cleve Adkins and Nancy were Sunday callers. Fifty-three present for Sunday school. 45 cents birthday offering from Clarence Ra. The new off- icers and teachers were in charg Mrs. H. Stiles and H. K'erwooc accompanied Rev. Doolen and family to the annul conference in Bloomington Monday evening. ill. A. K. went with them again on Thursday night. Pastor ac- companied Clarence Ra, deIegate, on Tuesday. Miss Irens Spring- hardt of Decatur and H. Kerwood went with the Doolen's Friday morning. Rev. Doolen was returned to Center Chapel and Harmony. Rev. D. 0. Cross returned to Colusa and Rev. E. B. Paine back to Lo- cust Grove. Mrs. Paine is teaching school two miles from their home, as the teacher they had hired re- signed. Merit SPINACH: ................ 2 for 23c Merit GREEN BEANS ............ 4 for 35c Merit TOMATOES ............... 4 for 35c Merit CORN .................... 2 for 19c Merit PEAS .................... 1'3 for 25c Cap KIDNEY BEANS .............. 2 for 23 (:;)UAKER OATS, large ................. 19c Van Camp SPAGHETTI ........... 2 for 19c Pillsbury PANCAKE FLOUR ........ 2 for 19c Log Cabin MAPLE SYRUP ............. 18c Brer Rabbit MOLASSES . .............. 15c HOUSE CLEANING MADE EASIER Conference next held in Freeport. The young people special numbe sunday They are having a a Nelson park Decatur evening. THE CHRISTIAN J. Wayne Stal'ey, Services for Sunday, Bible School t 9:30 Worship and Meditation 30 a.m. What grandeur and this vast universe God has ed His creatures! One is constantly wonder and awe. Being thrilled with thly, what will it be to be into God's presence, to that celestial home vastness and grandeUr is yond man's corn May our chief prepare our lives by and true, unselfisl at inheritance that us through eternity. We welcome you to School and Church The Mount Pulaski the Order of Eastern star serve Friends Night on day, October 1, friends cal officers to occupy Further particulars ext ALL KINDS of BARS ...... 3 for GUM ...... 3 for Charcoal Gum ." Pla-Safe Matches FOLGER'S 3 grinds ...... lb. MIRACLE WHII Salad Dressing, cr t. GOOD LUCK Salad Dressing, qt. Milnuf ........ Nestle Ch. Chips Pecan Meats, oz..- His first wife had died, and he married Elizabeth Baker, a mem- ber of a pioneer family of Rochest- er neighborhood. They, with three boys, Oliver, Ebenezer and Charle arrived here to begin e new life on a hill standing as a monument on the prairies. In Mount Pulaski ten children were born to them, and as time marches on, only one of this large pioneer family sur- vives, Harry Baker Capps. It  interesting to know that in the years that followed the Capps re- lationship became quite large, but toda he is the last one living in Mount Pulaski by tlve name of Cpps. Jabez Capps had the honor of being Mount Pulaski's first mer- chant and first postmaster. When Mount PulasKi wa te county Climalene, large .. 19c Bowlene, ... 2 for 35c Windex, ........ I 5c Cap Bleach.. 2-25c Cap ,mmonia, pt. I 0c Spic & Span ..... 23c Clothes Pins, 30--I 0c Clothes Line, 50-ft. 21c Absorene 2 for 15c Old Dutch 2 for 15c Bon Ami, pwdr. 13c LIGHT BULBS 40-60-75 ....... 14c Waxrife, pint... 59c Glocoat, pint ... 59c Brooms ......... 35c Mops, 16-oz ..... 42c Mop Sticks ...... I Oc Scrub Brushes 10c Sealex Tissue . . . 6-25c Cap Pure Vanilla .- Brown Sugar . . . 2"1; Powd. Sugar, .. Cake Trimeffes 10 Junket Fudge .... i Makes Delicious Icin Marshmallows, pkg- Seedless Raisins, Ib Prunes, 40-50, lb. II Mr. Farmer ._.We pM Top Prie for Ecjgs" seat of Logan county Abraham Lincoln often stayed at his home. In later years he gave up mer- chandising mad established the old Capps nursery in north part of the city. You could go on and on in an historic way about the life of Mr. Capps' and his associ- ation with the city he help found, but time stud space forbids going LEAVE ORDERS for your DRESSED CHICKENS Pullet Eggs at a count. VAIL'S PHONE 299 FOOD FREE DELIVERY MARKET MOUNT q