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Oak Park Argus (Newspaper) - May 31, 1901, Oak Park, Illinois QNËixUbe ©afe It^arfe Htgus. We Print More Local News Than», /Vny Other Oak Park P«p«er. ( THIRD YEAR-NO. 15. OAK PARK, ILL., FRIDAY, MAY 81, 1901. ONE YEAR ONE DOLLAR OFFICIAL PAPER THE ARGUS has been elected by the Tqwn Board to publish the Legal Notices and Ordinances of the Town. ONE Y E AR ON E DOLLAR. 2c Per Copy. OFFICERS OF THE TOWN, j Mmmmmmmrommnimmmt^ I Remember, We Close at Noon on Saturday, Beginning June 1. 1 fiuuutuiuiuiuiu^^ President—Oscar D. >Hen, Oak Park. Olerk—Jamea E. Trlatram. Oak Park; assl»-tant olerk, Llater Andrew, Oak Park. Superrleop—Ch arlea J. Linden, Clyde. Assessor—ChrlB F. Hafnsr and John W. Langeton, Oak Park; saslBtant aBseesor, C. J. Andrews, Oak Park. Collector—William g. Dunham, Clyde; assistant collector. James A. Martin. Austin. Trustees— William P. Utley, Oak Park; Edward M. Cole, Berwyn; Lawrence Crook, Oak Park; August Elnfeldt, Oak Park. Commissioner of Public Works—R. A. Carpenter, Oak Park; draughts nan, B. C. Brandstadt, Oak Park. Attorney—George W. Woodbury, Oak Park.. Stenographei^-MlBB A. B. SkllUn. Oak Park. jl anni ¡PERSONAL. rfüui PAN-AMERICAN EXPOSITION. A glimpse at a corner of thç Elictricity Building. Location of Fire Alarm Boxes. | ai—aarrlBÓn-Bt. and Taylor-avo. 22—Wesley-avo. and Twelfth-st. 24—waahlnnton-boul. and Ogdttn-ave. 20—Chlcapo and Rldgeliuid-avea. aas—Washlngton-boul. and Humpbroy-ave. 226—piea«ant-Ht. and Scovlllß-nve. 226—Eandolph-st. and Harvey-ave. 284—Iown-st. and Lombard-ave. 241—Ontarlo-st. and Lombard-uve. 81—Lake-Bt. and Onk Park a<re. .82—Belleforte-n ve. and Thomns-st. 88—Clilcago-ave. and Marlon-st. 84—Madlson-st. and Wlsconslu-ave. 828—Ontarlo-st. and East-ave. 326—Iowft-Bt. and Bast-ave. 884—Madlson-et. and WeBley-ave. 841—Handolph-Bt. and Home-ave. 845—Chicleo slid Oak Park-aves. 861—Raodolph-at. and Oak Pork-ave. 864—Porest-avo. and Erle-et. 856—Woodblne-ave. and Augnsta-st. 801—6. Boul. aud Wlaconsln-ave. OUR WANT ADS. ARE WINNERS. Under this beading advertisement« will be admitted at the rate of FIVE CENTS per line for each insertion. CASH must invariably accompany or-der. ì Wanted, For Sale Jo Rent, Lost, Found WANTED. ItY A SOllEK GEN .Iff, who Is able mn willing toilu a'nv kind cf work nruiiiid honne for small waireH ami a hmm--. i-'ood veii'i'-m-vs Riven. AddreHH JOSKPH PEARSON. Park HotW. Oak Park. r ANTED — HOABUKKS--Ml S. FKANKLIN-¡iv»'.. River i-vrt'st; tiist-ckiHH ncooinmo-datlonH: near l.akf-st. cai-H. WANTKU- SITUATION . . tienimi past middle life, who Ih able and W J "RANTED Argue. SMALL FURNISHED IIOI'SH OR tlat, six moi.thH or loinri'r. Address S. K., POU SALE. FOR SALE-COOK STOVE-SUITABLE FOR laundry, etc.; In good order, $S. N. Sco- vllle-ave.. Òak Park. Fob. sale—a new suusky, with the latest Improvements: ball-bearing axles and rubber tires: price. tfltfO A. A. KNAPP'S livery, Hortta Boulevard. Oak Park. ___ FOR SALE-"ACORN" RANGE. WITH WARM-lug oven. #10; refrigerator. $4: open front gas heater. marbellzuil mantel, $5. Apply 381 Pease court. ___ FOR SALE-UH7E-PLAMK OIL STOVE; LIT-tle used. Address 78 Elgin-st. __ FOR SALK HAHY CARRIAGE AS IT IS. $5. Call S'JO Lake-Bt. POll IllQNT. FOR RENT SEVEN-ROOM FURNISHED house. .Tune to Oetotier: rent; most at tractive, shaded eruunils in Kldvrelanrt. Ai>i>l.v 700. lfls LaSalle-st. F" OK RENT- FOR JUNK. JULY AND AUGUST. modern il-room furnished house: all eon-venlenees, Including tolephone. :;0."i Park-ave.. River Forest, or Ars-'us. F ok rent—furnished ll-room modern hOUH| Address W for the Humiuer; location the best W., ArifUH yfliijt;. For runt—furnished rooms near c. ,t N W ' " ' vard. liât D. M>l I : HtiltiOllH FOR BENT—SUMMER COTTAGES AT TWIN Lakes, Wis, ..... Lake-ht. Apply H. li. HAMILTON. H'JO Mrs. Anna L. Hlbben returned from Indiana on Wednesday. A beggar went Into Scharf & Knoop's on Wednesday to ask for aid, and on his way out ploked up a can of corn. One of the olerkb made him drop it. The Girls' Glee Club will give a re-oU&l at Scoville Institute Jane 1. Miss Grace Cook will be vocal soloist and Miss Myrtle Schna3lg will be piano soloist. Thursday, June 6, the Nakama will )give an entertainmer. t under the direction of thq committee—Mrs. G W. Moser, Mr». Leigh Jacksoa and Mrs. W. A. Page. The Ladies' Aid Society of the Third M. E. Churoh are planning a »traw-berry festival to be given on Friday evening, June 7, at the home of Mr. and Mm. F. J. Robinson, 1205 Chicago avenue. We have received a copy of the thii t,y-8econd annual report of the West Chicago Park Commissioners. It is a beautiful specimen of the printer's art and gives full details of the work of l'JOO. Chaile6 Ritchie, a professk nil magician, spent Memorial Day with Mr. and Mrs. J. VV. Cordray. Mr. Ritchie is takiug aresplt3 from his engagements nod. hid family are at Lake Petite. The scholars of one of the rooms of Ji n:8 School In the city were taken to the woods along Dasplalnes River to gather flowers on Tuesday afternoon. The children seemed to appreciate being in the pure air of the suburbs. The vocal pupils of Mrs. P. S. Hul-bert give a musical at her resi dence, 328 S. Euclid avenue, Tuesday evening, June 1 Mr. Carl HuLtir, violinist, and Miss Katherine Mortln-sen, pianitt. will assist. "Ait in Advertising," a rare and special treat, which no one in Oak Park can afford t) miss, will be 6hown in toe lecture room of t"ie Firit Congregational Church, Friday evening, M<*y 31,and on Saturday, June 1, 10 to 12 a. m., 2 to 5;30—H to 10 p. m. On Friday night the "cashier at the Wisconsin avenue station of the Lake Street Elevated became engaged in a dispute over the collection of a fare for a child and took a billet of wood to the father of the boy. The cashier was arrested and Justice J. W. Walker will hear the case. There was a family reunion at the home of I. E Brown, 17(> N. Grove avenue, on Friday evening, May 21. Mr. Brown's brother. Prof. Elmer E. Brown, Instructor o£ pedagogy in University of California; his sister, Mrs. William McMurray, teacher In the Nornal School at DeKalb, 111., and another sister, Mrs. Eugene Falrchild, ,„ii, iii>i,ie- itaaoher In tho Boroa (Ky ) University, were present and made a delightful occasion. Via Lake to Pan-American Exposition. The Retail Coal Dealers' Association of Illinois Bnd Wleoonsin having chartered the magnificent steftmshlp (> Man-ltou" for a ten days' trip to Buffalo, find they have firat-clasa accommodations for about fifty more people. Tho excursionists will leave Chicago June 8th, at 2:00 p. m., stopping a half day at Macklnao Island, four full days In Buffalo and one day at Cleveland, Ohio; returning, will arrive Chicago June 18t1, at 11:00 a. m. The cott of the trip is only fU'.i.OO for eaoh adult; this includes all mcah and use of fctite room for the entire ten days. DeBaugh's Military Band, Orchestra ana Megaphone Quartet have been engaged for the trip. Anyone desiring to take the trip should call or write Delos Hull, 113,'! Monadnock Block, for reservation and further information. R. C. Brown, Dblos Hull, Frank E Lukens, Excursion Committee. A Haunted House. PUOKItB M. WARD, Vf. XXXXX>CCOCXXCCCCCCCCCCÄCC~<iC^ | OBITUARY. Erwin. Drechsler. The younger son of Mr. and Mre. C. F. Drechsler, aged 17 months, died Friday noon. May 21, of uramla, and was buried at Forest Home Monday, May 27, at 2 p. m.. the service being conducted by the Rev. F. M. Grosse. Friends in large numbers paid their respect« and the floral offerings were many. Four of Mr. Drechsler's brothers were pall-bearers. good address. The singing of the children was fine. Lake street cars conveyed the soldiers and their escort to Forest Home, vfhere tho ritual of the order was observed. The Sons of Veterans acted as firing squad. The Daughters of Veterans had charge of the strewing of flowers on the water at the bridge. Mrs. Laura A. Baker. Mrs. Laura A. Baker, mother of Mrs. W. F. Quick, died at the home of her daughter, 84 Quick avenue, River Forest, Friday, May 21. and was burled Sunday, May 26, the service being conduced by the Rev. E. V. Shayler, rector of Grace Church. MrB. Baker was aged t>7 years, 9 months and 11 days. The funeral was at Rose Hill, Chicago. Jacob Ivereon. Jacob Iverson, father of Mrs. W. Saxon, died at the home of his son-in law, 117 Maple avenue, Sunday, May 26, and was buried at Forest Home Tuesday, May 2S, aged 83 years, 10 months and (5 days. PLEASANT FURNISHED FLAT at The Kenllworth. Enquire of Janitor. JpOE RENT misc eibl j an eou s. A CHRISTIAN LADY AND TWO GROWN daughters would Uko a home to care for durinj,' the summer months: very best references. Address H. E. M., The Arktis. WOMAN WISHES widower' Please cull. 431 N. Boulevard, rear. SITUATION WANTED k5 place as housekeeper In widower's home, or day'B work. Jacob Bishop. Jacob Bishop died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. E. Holl8nd,1212 S. Kenllworth avenue, Tuesday, May 28, antiuhe funeral will take place to-mor-row; Irom the home to Forett Home. MEMORIAL DAY. E. E. Roberts, licensed architect, makes more accepted plans than any architect in or around Oak Park. 101 Marion streel; office 'phone, 1128; residence 'phone, 1614. Don't decide on papering your house until you have received our estimates. Work and prices right. 'Phone 3071. Schultz & Peters, Lake and Jackson street, River Forest. _ Remember, when you are thirsty to go to Hughe»', 101 Lake street. Try orange and lemon pbospbatas. A reliable clock or watch will notify you when it is time to catch your train. W. H. Drechsler, Masonic ^BlOok, is an expert clock Lnd watch , Ffpalrer. Telephone 1572 V'J ——^——^—— The Argus—One Year One Dollar. New Grace Church. In the name of the vestry and people of Grace Churoh I hereby invite all tho people of Oak Park and vicinity, without regard to creed, to attend the laying of the corner stone of our new churoh Sunday, June 2, at 4 p. in. The exercises will engage the attention of two bishops, many clergy aud a host of choristers and will be of an extremely interesting nature. The erection of the new Grace Church should also bq a matter for oivio rejoicing, for when completed it will be the most dignified, correct and beautiful structure of its class In the middle west. At the Sunday exercises an opportunity will be given, for those who desire, of enjoying the privilege of giving toward the new church fund. E V. Shaylkr, lleotor. An old bachelor aaya the happiest age of vyoman is marriage. Regret not the past* let the dead past act as its own undertaker. Ice cream soda, 5c, at Hughes', 104 Lake fctreet. Observance of the Custon of Decorating Soldiers' Grave«. Yesterday Oak Park veterans, school children an 1 citizens gathered at Central School grounds and united with Phil. Sheridan Post in paying homage to the deceased boys In blue who defended the nation in its trying hour. The Sons of Veterans and High School Cadets escorted the po*t from headquaiters tithe school groundd, where, for once, ample chairs were provided for all. The following program was curried out: Bugle call............................ " 'Twas a Trumpet's Pealing Sound" .............:................Pearsall Children of the Schools, under tho direction of Prof. T. P. Giddings. Prayer..............Dr. John Nprris Hall Song, "Memorl»l Day"............Marshall Children ot the Sohools. Address.H*n. H. A. Cooper, Racine,Wis. Song, "Recessional"...............Gowtr Declamation, "Decoration Day".....Craip Bolles Rogers. "A Message" State Superintendent Bay less Song, "The Crusaders".. ..........Pinsutl Children of the Schools. Song, "America".........Rev. S. F. Smith All are requested to Join in the chorus. Presentation of Flowers.. .Ladies of Post Mr. Cooper's address was well received and BolleB Rogers made a very Unclaimed Letters. Following is a list of unclaimed letters recefved at the Oak Park post-office May 13, 1901: Helene Boettoher, I. G. Brown, Willie Brown, Mrs. Hannah Carmen, Horace Champlln Mrs. J. D. Dawson, Miss Bessie DeWitt, Mrs. Nelson Draper, C. Dreisslein, Dora Ellis, Geo. Ferris, Louis A. Gould, Mr?. Groisman, Will Hommes, Mrs. H. Hovland, Mrs. Kane, F. J. Knowles, Mr*. Koch, F. Li well, A. F. Lohman, Ernest Lubko, G. McMahon, W. J. Meaoham, C. W. Morris, Mr. and Mrs. Charl«B A. Smith, Miss Mae Sneddon, Re*. John Thompson, Mrs. Francis Warren, G. W. Whlttaksr. Also May 20, 1901: Mrs. A. Anderson, Helen Anderson, Miss Delia J. D. Arcey, Mrs. Carrie Armstrong, W. M. Banta, E. P. Branch, Mrs. L. T. Bruce, Amelia Burktnan, Mrs. Chris Chug, Mrs. Maggie Eckert, Mrs. Bessie DeWltt, Electrical Wlok Co., Miss Laura Freeman, Augustus Have«, Ida Hernqulst, Miss Ruth Inglls, Miss Ada Janle Jlles, Mrs. Johnson, O. B. Kingsbury, Ed. Kummers, Miss Lindergaard, Mrs. Line, W. R. Malone, Carrie McGov-ern, Dr. Chas. Miles, W. D. Pell, Mrs. LaGrange Pierce, C. E. Schilds, Nick W. Schüler, Kiss Clara Scott, Charles Smith, Mrs. J. F. Smith, Mrs. D. C. Thatcher, Miss Lizzie Thomas, H. L. Waters, J. Williams, Union Cois Club. W. A. Hutchinson, Postmaster. A Romance of the Wheat Corner. Wheat speculation, love and business are the motives of a great serial story by Merwin-Webster, authors of "The Short Line War," which was begun In the Saturday Evening Post of May 25. Ex-President Cleveland will contribute to the following issue (June 1) an able paper on "The Waste of Publlo Money." In this article Mr. Cleveland sounds a warning note against national extravagance and the criminally reckless expenditure of public money. The Junior Reception. There is an old tradition to the effect that events long anticipated seldom come up to the expectations of those concerned. However true it may be in the majority of caRes, the saying failed most signally to fit the Junior Reception, which took place on the evening of Friday, May the seventeenth, at Auvergne Place, the home of Mr. and Mre. Edward Waller. Even the weather departed from its usual custom on such occasions and left nothing to be desired in the way of balmy air and star-sprinkled skies. The Waller homestead is an ideal one for such an event, being large and roomy with the most spacious of grounds surrounding it. It was beautifully decorated in pink carnations and roses, the Mowers tilling every available nook and corner. Krell's orchestra furnished the music both in the early part of the evening and for the dance, that followed. Mrs. Yerkes catered and the refreshments certainly did her credit. They were entirely in pink and green, which are the Senior class colors, as were the decorations on the table in the center of the dining room. The ball room, where the guests retired after leaving the dining room, is somewhat apart from the rest of the house, but connected to it by a long corrider enclosed in glass. Here, too, pink and green decorations were prominent, both in llow-ers and draperies. The corners of the big room were littnd up with seats piled with pillows, which made delightful resting ¡daces between dances. The programmes, providing for twenty dances, were most, unique and beautiful. There is ever one drawback to affairs like this—one is always reluctant to leave, but ae all good things, as well as those of an opposite nature, must come to an end, the "wee small hours" saw the last carriage disappear down the avenue. Certain it is that the wish in each one's heart was that he or she might go back and do it all over again. Mat 27, 1901. Bahb & Collins, Gentlemen: My wife is so pleased with the trial of your ash wood that she desires me to order a second lot. You may send me a half of a oord this time. Please find my cheok for $4.25 enclosed. Yours Resp. For a hot quick fire it cannot be beaten. The A.'gus, One Year One Dollar. People wh« drop hints never atop to pick them up. Men are seldom empty stomach. charitable on an Be true to your trust—especially If you are one of the stockholders. The "write-up man" is more in evidence with every passing day. There's a great future before him. [By courtesy ot The Tabula. 1 ANDERINti aimlessly down the village, street, with shambling steps and indefinite purpose, the tramp turned into the yard of au^mpty house. The place would have been an attractive one to any one passing, although close observation showed signs of neglect, and a simple glance at the house itself revealed the fact that it had for some time been uu-oooupied. Indeed, there was a popular belief among the villagers that the place was haunted, aud its quiet solitude was seldom disturbed by any intruder. Whether the tramp had heard anything of this superstitious tradition did not appear, for he strolled leisurely up the gravel path toward the old porohway and sat down upon the low steps in the sunshine. Perhaps if he did know, he was not afraid of ghosts and the spot seemed bright and peaceful to the tired man. The budding lilacs on each side of the long walk leading from the. street to the house, the tall elni trees again springing into life and mysteriously whispering as they swayed in the gentle breeze, the old-fashioned white house, with its green shutters, must surely have charmed all fear away, for he sat quite still aud presently leaned heavily against the pillar of the porch. Long French windows reached to the piazza floor, and with a curiosity to peer into empty places which is common to all, he gazed into the vacant rooms. I have said he was a tramp, but he might have been a man, for his dark brown hair, although tousled and unkempt, looked as if it had an inclination to curl; his high forehead and his large shifty eyes, which should have been straightforward, showed to the mind inquiring enough to peep beneath, the true nature which should, and might have been; but a softly curved chin indicated all too plainly wherein the fault lay, that through weakness he had been led astray. Still he sat looking steadily into the empty rooms as if a ghost had indeed fascinated his attention aud .brought to his mind memories he might try in vain to forget. A boy with his little sister was sitting at their mother's feet, while she, at her work, told them pretty tales of her childhood. The father, too, was there smoking his evening pipe and dreamily listening. Ah, what happy days those were: the mother, ever sweet and lovable; the sister, blue eyed, golden haired,, beautiful; the father, weather beaten and k 1 ml. Again, the boy is older. It is evening and quiet reigns in the great house, father sleeping, mother reading and brother and sister studying, while over in the corner he pereuives a cradle in which lies a sleeping baby girl. How cunning is her little hand and how sweet her tiny face. As he still looks he sees the son grown to manhood, listening sul-lenlv to the father and now aud then bursting out with an angry reply. As the conversation progresses the wayward boy exchanges hot words with his stern parent, and much flushed leaves the older man alone. Still again and he looks in upon an evening assombly of youths and maidiiis. Yes, it is the sister's betrothal party and what a merry time the guests arq having. , lu one. corner a small group is playing "Authors," while a more boisterous "Get the Best" 1-ply Lloen Collars, 2 for 25o. J. A. 'Sutherland, Masonic Block. Tel. 1572. H. G. Fiddklke, arohlteot, 201 Lake street. Tel. 1463. company is enjoying a romping game of Copenhagen. Here by the tiro some are roasting apples or chestnuts and some are popping [Continued to Pago 4.]°
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