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Weekly Call (Newspaper) - July 15, 1899, Troy, Illinois THE WEEKLY JJY Indopenclent in MADISON JULY THE STATE OF Brief History of the Great State Prom the Begin Natural Resources and LL1NOIS gets its iiatne from Its principle According to Albert the term is derived from the Dele ware word or iUini meaning real or superior the termination being of French Tlie first settlements were made by the French and were the consequence s of the enterprises 1673 and of Marquelte The latter set out from Canada in and de ceuded the Illinois In 1682 he founded thfi earliest set that of Cahokia following noon At the beginning of the 18lh century hesettlements in Illi nois are represented to have been and the country was described as a now During the following fifty or sixty as the colonies disputes arose which finally led to the war which endedwith the capture of in This victory terminated lho French rule over any part of the country east of the the control of the territory thereby pausing to G real During the Revolutionary lie English posts tit Itaskaskia and Viucoiines were captured by olniiel Clark nnd remained a part of Virginia during six yearn when it became u part of the Northwest on February a Territorial GOV eminent was formed with John Boyle as Governor On April of the same lie was succeeded by Niniin Ijil The general government conclud ed a purchase of ten million acres of land from I he lying be tween lho Illinois river on tlio anil Kaskuskia on the From the earliest attempts to set tie the Slate there was I rouble with the which resulted in ninny That of at Fort now by the being the most AfterIhe peace Feme breadth east and west is 218 The total area is square miles mid the population now ex ceeds Next to Delaware and Illinois is the most level state in the The high est elevation is feet and is found in the northeast along the lake The lowest section Is in the extreme southeastern angle and is 55Q The slope is so grad ual as to be hardly form ing an immense inclined plane over a vist stretch of prairie but broken in the northern and southern portions by small elevations and by a few hold bluffs along the Illinois and Mississippi The highest of these bluffs are along the Missis sippi rising to an elevation of from 100 to 400 feet and forming a striking contrast with the smooth The largest of these prai ries is Grand Prairie which lies be tween the streams flowing into the Wabash river and those which enter the The scenery of the of which closed the American the territory was creded to the United In 78ft it was made part of Hie territory northwest of t lie which embraced what are now the slates of Wisconsin and a part of Minnesota In 1809 Illinois became a separate On it was organized as a sin1 and admitted into the at which time it had a populationol about The capital of Illinois under territorial government was at Kaskaskia where the first Constitu tional Convention assembled in The capital remained at Kas kasUia until the admission of the State into the Union it was moved to Vandaha nnd Shadrach Bond was chosen After eighteen years 1836 the capital was removed to ISpringlield the present On July the construction of the Illinois and Michigan canal was In 1840 the Mormons established themselves at Nauvoo aud their conduct excited open hos The murder of Joseph aud II y rum Smith was followed by a general exodus of this which numbered about toward In 1860 the Illinois Central railroad In 1847 a new Constitution was framed which remained in force un til when a Constitu tional Covention and iu tylay following agreed on the pres ent Constitution which was ratified July one of the interior states of the American is the eighth admitted under the Federal Constitution and now third in pop Its extreme length north river valleys is very pleasing aud iu many places highly romantic and Great numbers of large and wellconstructed works of the prehistoric Mound Build in many valleys of the larger RIVEKS AND NAVIGABLE WATRRS Illinois advantages for inland nav igation are the total miles of navigable waterways being The Mississippi river forms the line of demarcation on the while the Ohio and Wiibash rivers denial k ilie southern and eastern borders and constitute a natural water high way of remarkable extent and prob ably unequalled by any other por tion of the The north eastern borderline stretches along the shore of Lake Michigan for fifty affording communication by water with the lake country on the The principle rivern within the limits of the State include the Big Little Cache and numerous others of less all available as drainage basins while many are navigable and afford a large suppy of water thus materially contributing to the wealth of the state in aiding the de velopment of numerous mechanical am manufacturing industries along their The soils of Illinois are of diluvial The prairie soils are fertile and and produce abundantly native roots and In some portions of the OHpecially in the bottoms or alluvial borders of the soil is of inexhaustible The prairie lauds are devoted to various agricul tural They are generally productive without the aid of fer tilizers and are singularly free from millions of acres being turned every year aud not even a pebble impeding the onward course of the More than twothirds of the entire State is devoted to agricul tural With these uu equaled advantages Illinois ranks among the tiret agricultural states ii the PRODUCTS AND The products of the farms consist of such staples as pota vegetables and Illinois stands high iu stockraising aud while it produces over forty per cent of nil the pork aud beefpacking industry of the which product is mar iu all parts of the The for est area is about or teu per of the total laud persimmon aud wild cherry are the forest trees most while along the river bottoms pop enormous In the produc tion of coal Illinois stands next to nearly twothirds of the State being underlaid by ex tensive iields of coal which can be niiued at less expense than in any Lead is found in the north western portion in great abundance and Galena being the centre of the richest and copper are also Lime stone and marble are quarried ex Rich salt wells are found iu Saline and Gallatin counties where seventyfive gallons of brine produces tifty pounds of The standing of the State in as follows First in meat lumber malt and distilled liquors second in agricultural soap and hogs fourth iu pota milch cows and beef Industrial enterprise is rampant in Illinois aud everywhere the clank of old Vulcans forge is There are today no less than manu facturing establishments within the borders of the yielding in value a total product of over Illinois also takes the lead with all others in the extent and number of her railroads which Con trol and are fed by nearly the entire railroad system of the North Amer ican The lines running through the State form a complete network nnd their total length is about costing over and with net earnings ol over year 1 EDUCATION AND In numerical strength of school Illinois ranks the latest report giving her The pubic school system is well or ganized and efficient every school is compelled to maintain a free school at least live months a year The permanent school fund is and yields about to which the Stale adds Besides the ex cellent public schools there are twenty two hundred high schools of and med There are now a large number of CITY and Menclenall nnd Wm Hoge and Cits F City E Kitchef Sny erintendent of Police Magistrate Hagler TOWNWHIF Sopor S Town John Frarik Commissioners of Mills and Jacobs School Trustees R warier and Edward Justices of the and Phi lip Constables Kersey Henry Ponnd Fred SO Cl whole country south aud west of the and that touched by the many railroads centering seek Chicago as a market and iu return draw supplies of all The present estimated value of products is or over six tenths of the entire product of the According to the first map of dated August the area was then but threeeighths of a square In 1831 it contained twelve besides the garrison iu Port It was organized as a towii August and inoor porated as city March The The first census was taken July when the city contained a pop Today the city is twentyfour miles in length aud teu miles in iu with a total area of 188 square The present population estimated is about and the city is rated as second in the United On October Chicago was visited by a destructive tire which destroyed in all buildings cov ering an area of three and onehalf square Two hundred people were killed and rendered The monetary loss exceed ed The rapid growth of Chicago in population and commercial import ance stands without a The energy of the citizens is attested by the gigantic public improvements have been successfully complet ed at immense as well as by the numerous skyscraping hotels aud busineHP Peoria is the second largest situated on the western bank of the AMITY M W Illinois It is a flourishing city of about the junc tion point of several railway TROY ifc Regnlar Communications are held at Masonic on the 2nd and 4th Wednes days of each NEILSON meets at the Hall every Saturday John UOIIT J meets at the Hall on the first and third Wednesday of each KottT REBKKAH Pride of the F Ueeta the first aiil third Monday of each mouth at Odd Fellows MlgS IORA Miss MAGIIC MENTOR jf Regular conventions are held at their Castle In Schotts every Mon AltTIIUIl Of aud south is 385 and its buckeye and beach attain an and ameliorating in the unfortunate of all lle igious influence are quietly perme ating every part of the There are over churches representing nearly forty different The Methodists have nearly churches with over members Christians a total of near ly communicants nearly aud over The Cath olic popirfafion is estimated at near ly The other denominations are of minor yet possessing a vitalizing power for the social and spiritual amelioration of the NEWSPAPERS AND The total number of periodicals of all kinds is with an average is sue of and frequency ot issue as follows 171 2 29 bi 6 30 month 225 4 15 of which 450 are published in PRINCIPLE Foremost aud overshadowing nil others is the metropolis of the It is situated on a large nnd nearly level about 600 feet above The Chicago auavigable including its two branches that run nearly parellel with the shore of Lake Mich affords niaiiy miles of dockage and an outlet for the sewage of the The waters of this river nat urally reach the ocean at the Gulf of but by a canal they are more or less discharged into the Gulf of Mexico by way of the Illi nois and Mississippi The country tributary to Chicago in cludes all the graingrowing states nnd territories of West and Northwest and the hog and cattle producing sections of Illi nois aud In the the seat ot a large grain trartic and of numerous large in cluding the largest distilleries of the the is the fonrih city in Besides those there are twentyone cities with a population exceeding Among them are De cat Hock M oli i5 treat Cham La Salle and On af meets at Drolls Hall every first and third AUGUST GERMANIA UO meets every Saturday evening at residence of Fred t Fre D HicrtMAN MAYFLOWER LODGE No of Meets second and last Tuesday In each Thos TROY No 363 Cof the 2nd Saturday each at Drolls IrCASKASKIA every Saturday even ing at at of No Inducement to Return A bashful young man iu a neigh boring town recently got married aud iu a few days afterwards he de livered himself thus to a sympa thizing friend You kuow how bashful 1 he The girls just worry the life out of When 1 stood up to get married they all giggled and when the minister asked me if Id take this woman to be my wedded I said purty and when he pro nounced us man aud wife and what God hath joined let no man rip Oh it was hor rible But that is nothing lo what to Bout eleven oclock that night the old man sez your rooms at the head of the I was so skoered that when I tried to stand up my legs got all tangled up aud I fell over the dog aud got bit in three I waited until everybody had gone to bed aud then I crawled up stairs like a spoon I was afraid to go in so I sat on the stair steps aud Its no says got to be has got to so I took off my clothes in the dark aud shut my eyes tight then made a break for the I found the after spooning around for a aud pulled the cover clear over my head aud laid on the front rail all night Iu the morning I peeped through my ringers to see if I could dress before my wife woke and hang me if wasnt in bod with the old man old woman I Oh I I cant go I I United Mine Workers of Amer of meets every Thursday night at 7 at Central D Q Pres S John American Federation of evry Friday uvening at at Central James S Citizens Building aiitl I aociation meets at the City Hall off the last Tuesday evening in each BAPTIST CHURCHPreaching every other Sunday at II MM and Sunday School every Sunday morning at Praver Meetings every Wednesday eve in each alternate month at 7 Rev METHODIST CHURCH8er vlces every other Sunuay at lltro A Sabbath School every Sunday at Prayer Meetings every Wednesday eve in each alternate month at 7 PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Sunday ohooTevery Sunday morning at Service every Sunday morning at II I have used Chamberlains Cough Remedy iu my family for years aud always with good says of El Small children we Dud it especially For sale by PROTESTANT ices every Sunday morning at G MJTHERAN PAULS every Sunday at Rev Daily Mass at Sundays at Rev EPWORfH F ev ery Tuesday eve at Methodist Church at A cordial Invitation s extended to JUNK U at same place ev erv Sunday afternoon at The little folks especially Devoted to interests of the Troy Cemetery Meets the second Saturday in each month at rcidenoe of mehera Mrs Julia A TROY PUBMC Term begins September 1st C H and closes May C MoCRAYDKWEY ACADEMY Opens September For and information oitll on or address W or Isaac B first ry of Ertuoation Meets the eve Tu eaon month at the School in c H C W I Henfro and Silas
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