March 3, 1894


Where They Were Born and What They Are Now Doing.
Short sketches of the Men Who Braved the Hardships of the Early Days.
To Help Us in This Work Will the Citizens of this Community Kindly Furnish the News Reporter Any Information That They May Possess?
H. T. Abbott was born in Oneida County, New York, in 1836, son of Joshua and Eunice Abbott.  In 1856 they moved to the town of Palatine, this state, where he remained until he moved to Barrington nine years later. On arriving here he went to work on the railroad.  In the fall of 1861 he enlisted in the 52nd Ill Regiment, receiving his discharge for disability in 1862 and went to work in Mr. S. P. Parker’s Drug Store in Barrington for ten years, going in the drug and jewelry business for himself in 1875, and is still running a drug store. He owns the building in which his store is located and has a fine residence on the Cuba side.  He was town clerk in Cuba for five years and is now a member of the Village Board of Barrington. He was city clerk of Barrington for a number of years and is a member of the Masonic lodge and of the G. A. R. Mr. Abbott’s father died in 1882 at the age of 91, and his mother in 1884 at the age of 87 years. He has in his possession a number of old relics of various descriptions ranging back in years as far as 200.  Mr. Abbott is one of our best citizens and stands ready to assist in anything that will improve the town.
Wm. Howarth was born in Lancashire, England, in 1831, son of Abraham and Esther Howarth. He came to America with his parents in 1840, settling in Rhode Island.  In 1812 he moved to Bloomingdale, Ill. where he engaged in farming, later removing to Flint Creek, town of Cuba, locating on a farm in section 28.  Moving to Barrington in 1861 he worked at the carpenter business for two years, and then engaged in the mercantile business in the store now occupied by S. Peck, to whom he sold in 1884, since which time he has become engaged in the fire insurance business. He was married to Miss Sophia B. Rose on the 2d day of January, 1854, who bore him one child, now deceased.  Mrs. Howarth is a daughter of James and Cynthia Rose, and is still living.  Mr. Howarth served on the Board of Trustees two terms, was postmaster four years.  He owns the store building occupied by S. Peck, a fine residence in Barrington and four farms, consisting of 650 acres, which he has acquired by industry, economy and hard labor.

For furniture repairing go to E. M. Block.

Two good farms, one ¾ of a mile southwest of Volo, Lake Co., Ill., consisting of 120 acres, a good house and barn built in 1891, and other modern improvements, a large orchard of fine grafted fruit trees; 10 acres of good timber land and the rest under cultivation.  Also one on the north side of Griswold’s Lake—commonly called Burton’s Lake—formerly owned by William Mudgett, consisting of 100 acres;
under good state of cultivation; a good large house in good condition costing $35000; cow and horse barn 30X60 feet with basement for cows; horse barn 14X24 feet; both new—and other buildings.  Also a cheese and butter factory on this farm.  Both farms are well watered and fenced. Call on Wm. Howarth for further particulars.

The Standard Sewing Machine does all kinds of fancy embroidery work.  That’s why the young ladies want it.  Sold by A. W. Meyer & Co.

Held at the M. E. Church Last Sunday Evening.
A Spicy and Interesting Meeting Attended by a Large Congregation and Addressed by Witty and Entertaining Speakers. On last Sunday evening the M. E. church was taxed to its utmost capacity to hold the people that assembled to participate in the Normal convention of Sunday School workers.  The following is the Program: Songs.
Choir and Congregation
2.    Scripture Lesson.
Rev. L. P. Hall.
3.    Prayer.
Rev. J. B. Elfrink.
4.    Song.
5.    Church Announcements.
By Revs. Ward and Bailey.
6.    “What the Sunday School Has
Done for the Home.” Rev.
R. Bailey.
7.    “What the Sunday School Does
for the Church.”  Rev. E. W.
8.    “What the Sunday School Does
for the Nation.”  Prof. F. E.
9.    Songs
Choir and Congregation.
10.    A few remarks by Supt. Harnden.
11.    “How to Secure Comlpetent Sunday
School Teachers.”  W. C. Pierce.
12.    Song
Benediction by Rev. J. B. Elfrink.  The meeting was conducted by Supt. Harnden, of the M. E. Church Sunday School, and was participated in by members of the Baptist, German Evangelical and Methodist Churches. At 7 o’clock the organist, Miss Carrie Kingsley, took her seat at the organ and Supt. Harnden called for several songs which were sung by the large congregation and did one’s soul good to
hear.  Everybody seemed to be warmed up and took an intense interest in the program. Rev. L. E. Hall opened the meeting by reading a lesson from the Scripture. An earnest prayer was then offered by Rev. J. B. Elfrink of the German Evangelical Church. The choir of good singers of the three churches then sang a song which was most excellently  tendered and highly appreciated.  Rev. Mr. Bailey of the Baptist Church then announced an  entertainment given by the Sunday School of his church, which took place at 7 o’clock sharp last Wednesday evening and other announcements, followed by Rev. E. W. Ward making the
announcements for the Methodist Church, calling especial attention to the Josephine Lacy Quartette entertainment for to-morrow evening, Saturday.
The first address, “What the Sunday School Does for the Home,” was by Rev. Robert Bailey, who preached the cause of Sunday Schools in a masterly way, showing that by sending the little ones to Sunday School that it will help the home morally, socially, financially, materially and spiritually. His address was to the point, based on facts and entertainingly told. Rev. E. W. Ward then addressed the audience on “What the Sunday School Does for the Church.” He convinced the audience that without the Sunday School the church could not prosper.  Rev.
Ward illustrated his address with a very amusing anecdote, drawing a profitable lesson therefrom. “What the Sunday School Does for the Nation” was well worth hearing, and Prof. Smith did credit to himself and Subject.  He cited history to advantage and said many bright things and well deserved the words of Supt. Harnden when he said he was thankful to God that such a man as Prof. Smith was
at the head of Barrington’s public schools. After a song by the choir and congregation Mr. Harnden introduced M. W. C. Pierce of the State Nor-
mal Missionary Society who handled the subject “How to Secure Competent Sunday School Teachers” in a way that was instructive as well as entertaining and held the audience in the deepest interest. His anecdotes caused smiles to appear on every face.  Mr. Pierce concluded with an earnest appeal to the men and women to learn to be better Sunday School Teachers. Rev. Elfrink then dismissed the congregation with the benediction.  The meeting was a very profit-
able one if the interest displayed counts for anything.

We announce to our customers that on and after March 10th, 1894, we will change our plan of doing business by selling for Cash Only, which is the only correct way of doing business.  By so doing we shall be able to Sell Goods Cheaper and in a more satisfactory manner for our customers as well as for ourselves.  Thanking our customers for past favors, and soliciting a continuance of their patronage, we remain Respectfully yours, A.W. Meyer & Co.

The Josephine Lady Quartette will give a concert in the M. E. church on Saturday evening, March 3, under the management of Rev. J. W. Lee of Mayfair.  They come highly recommended and those attending can be assured of a musical treat of a high order.  It is to be given for the benefit of a mortgaged church of which Rev. Lee is the pastor.  Admission is 25c and 15c.

On Tuesday morning at 2:30 o’clock, as Minnesota freight train No. 585 pulled into the side track at this place the train broke into, leaving part of the cars on the train track, causing a collision with the special Chicago bound freight and smashing the ends of some of the cars and breaking some draw bars.  No other serious damage was done as all the cars remained on the track.

Miss Prouty of Elgin is visiting friends in Barrington this week.

If your furniture is broken E. M. Block will mend it.

Mrs. Fitzgibben made Janesville a visit Thursday.

Church Directory.

ST. ANN’S CATHOLIC CHURCH-Services every other Sunday at 9 a.m.  Rev. Father J. F. Clancy, pastor.

EVANGELISCHE ST. PAUL’S CHURCH-Sunday School 9:30 a.m.  Sunday morning service, 10:30 o’clock. Rev. E. Rahn, pastor.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH-Services Sunday morning 10:30 a.m.  Evening service 7 p.m. Sabbath  School 12 m.  Prayer meeting Friday evening, 7:30 p.m. –Rev. R. Bailey, pastor.

THE EVANGELISCHE CHURCH-Sunday School 9:15 a.m.  Sunday morning service 10:30 a.m.  Sunday Evening service 7:30 p.m.  Prayer meeting, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.-Rev. J. B. Elfrink, pastor.

ELVANGELISCHE SALEM CHURCH-Sunday School 9:15 a.m.  Sunday morning service 10:30 a.m., Sunday evening service 7:30 p.m.  Young people’s meeting, Tuesday 7:30 p.m.  Prayer meeting Wednesday evening 7:30 p.m.-Rev. M. L. Schuester, pastor.

METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH-Services every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.  Sabbath School at 11:45 a.m.  Junior League 3 p.m.  Epworth League 6:15 p.m.  Bible Study Tuesday evening at 7:30.  Prayer meeting, Friday, 7:30 p.m.  E. W. Ward, Pastor.

At White’s School, Dist. No. 4, Cuba, Last Friday Evening.
A Large and Enthusiastic Audience Present-Everybody Well Satisfied and Speak Words of Praise for the Management and Pupils.
On last Friday evening the audience that greeted the pupils and management of White’s School House was above their most sanguine expectations, and the manner in which the pupils performed their part did credit to themselves and especially to their talented teacher, Miss Effelyn Runyan, of this city.  The
reading by Mr. Sharman was good.  The entertainment was given to help raise a hand for a flag for the school.  Everybody on the long programme was enthusiastically applauded.  The proceeds amounted to $8.60.  Following is the programme in full:
1.    Roll Call-Respense by quotation.
2.    Songs:  Glory Hallilujiah-Full Chorus.
3.    Welcome Address-Irving Hollister.
4.    Recitation:  Gramma Allus Does—Willie Gottschalk.
5.    Recitation:  Not One to Spare-Estella Kirschner.
6.    Reading:  Liberty Tree—Mr. Sharman.
7.    Dialogue:  Spelling Match—Seven pupils and teacher.
8.    Recitation:  Politeness—Louis Gottschalk.
9.    Recitation:  Smile When’er You Can-Iva Runyan.
10.    Recitation:  Rock of Ages—Anna Golden.
11.    Recitation:  The Good Child—Henry Gottschalk.
12.    Recitation:  I’ll Be a Man—Frank Miller.
13.    Song:  Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean—School.
14.    Recitation:  Obituary—August Miller.
15.    Little Boy’s Address—Willis Runyan.
16.    Little Folks Report—Seven Little Ones.
17.    Recitation:  What would Make You Smile—Minne Schawnkoff.
18.    Recitation:  When We Are Women—Five Girls.
19.    Tableau.
20.    Dialogue:  The Sick Doll—Anna Golden, Estella Kirschner, Henry Gottschalk.
21.    Recitation:  The Blacksmith’s Story—Effelyn Runyan.
22.    Song:  Rally Round the Flag—School.
23.    Recitation:  The Nicest Day—Henry Gottschalk.
24.    Recitation:  Recipe for Mud Cakes—Edith Hagar.
25.    Recitation:  Drop the Handkerchief—Estella Kirschner.
26.    Dialogue:  Aunt Polly’s Visit—Grace Landwer, Effelyn Runyan, Anna Golden, Estella Kirschner.
27.    Recitation:  Little Brown Eyes—Charlie Gottschalk.
28.    Acted Poem:  Smack in School.
29.    Recitation:  Brave Girl’s Ride—Jennie Kitson.
30.    Recitation:  Somebody’s Darlling—Freida Gottschalk.
31.    Dialogue:  Waiting for 2:40 Train—School.
32.    Blackface Farce.  Two Gentlemen in a Fix.
33.    Song:  Good Night—School.

If you have beef stock, hogs, sheep or poultry to sell call on F. J. Meier.

THE HONOR ROLL of the Barrington Public Schools for the Week Ending February 23.
Report for months of January and February.
Perfect in Deportment.
Clara Generaux        Tillie Krahn
Ben Landwer            Robert Golden
Lizzie Catlow            Ethel Harrower
Cora Palmer             Clara Silker
Best in Attendance.
Max Lines                Fred Stott
Robert Golden         Ethel Harrower
Clara Silker              Lizzie Catlow
Delia Gleason
Highest in Physiology.
Max Lines                Roy Myers
Nellie Dawson         Nellie Lines
Ethel Harrower
In Physics.
Max Lines               Roy Myers
Nellie Lines            Nellie Dawson
Tillie Krahn            Clara Generaux
In General History
Max Lines             Clara Generaux
Roy Myers             Edith Cannon
Nellie Dawson
In Book-keeping
Max Lines             Nellie Dawson
Delia Gleason       Roy Myers
Edith Cannon.
In Spelling.
Clara Generaux    Edna Hawley
Max Lines             George Otis
In Algebra.
Clara Generaux    Roy Myers
Edna Hawley
In Arithmetic
Ben Landwer        Cora Palmer
Robert Golden
In United States History.
Robert Golden       Lizzie Catlow
Ells Bransfield        Ethel Harrower
In Literature.
Clara Generaux     Nellie Lines
Clara Sodt             Edna Hawley
Ella Bransfield
Highest in General Average in 9th grade.
Clara Generaux     Max Lines
Roy Myers             Nellie Dawson
Nellie Lines           George Otis
Neither tardy nor absent:
Laura Rieke          Grace Otis
Martha Kampert   Flora Nelson
John Sizer            Grace Generaux
Ezra Meyer           Karl Volker
Clarence Fisher    Henry Sodt
Mina Robertson    Floyd Harnnen
Ray Elvidge          Wilber Harnden
Thomas Bailey
Highest in Class.
A Class—Grace Otis, Ezra Meyer, Floyd Harnden
and John Sizer.
B Class—Karl Volker, Ida Schemm, Mina Robertson and Henry Sodt.
Highest Averages in Recent Examinations.
Walter Lageschulte  89 2-3
Lewis Comstock  89 1-6
Fred Loco  88 ½
Luella Plagge  85
Neither absent nor tardy
Henry Brimkampf, Lee Comstock, Rex Henderson,
Willie Kirby, Eddie Kirby, Irvin Landwer, Herman
Mundhenke, Emil Myers, John Myers, Samuel
Nacher, Herbert Plagge, Theodore Rahn, Leo
Rahn, Bennie Schroeder, Leonard Volker,
Lester Webster, Arthur Catlow, Paul Kam-
pert, Louis Rieck, Willis Runyan, Ethel Aus-
tin, Mary Ernst, Olga Hennings, Mary Jahn,
Clara Lageschulte, Louisa Pingel, Lizzie
Miners, Beulah Otis, Alta Powers, Iva
Robertson, Anna Scholz, Myrtle Comstock,
Lizzie Jacobs, Esther Kampert, Ethel Kitson,
Amelie Krueger, Rosa Lageschulte, Jennie
Landwer, Louisa Meier.
Highest in Arithmetic Examination in A
Class—Bennie Schroeder, Arthur Catlow,
Willie Sodt, Sammie Nacher, John Myers.
Highest in Language Examination in A
Class—Bennie Schroeder, Willie Sodt,
Louise Pingel, Sammie Nacher, Myrtle
Highest in Geography in A Class—
Bennie Schroeder, Willie Sodt, Myrtle
Comstock, Leonard Volker, Sammie
Highest in Arithmetic in B Class—Ethel
Kitson, Amanda Kampert, Amelie
Krieger, Leo Rahn and Willis Runyan.
Primary Department.
Present every day:
Henry Antholz, Herman Diekman,
Julius Landwer, James Hutchinson, Fred
Palmer, Henry Schulz, George Landwer,
Dennis Schroeder, Leon Clute, Ernest
Schuster, George Kirby, Roy Waterman,
Ray Bailey, Samuel Peters, Willie Hutje,
Herbert Kampert, Elmer Gieske, Arthur Kampert,
Frank Forman, Frank Catlow, Anna John, Helen Waller,
Florence Peck, Lydia Sodt, Grace
Church, Ruth Myers, Gladys Lines,
Della Elvidge, Jennie Lines, Alma
Stiefenhoefer, Alma Rieka, Emma
Hager, Rosa Volker, Anna Dolan,
Marie Dolan, Minnie Rochow, Laura
Catlow, Cora Jahnkey, Edith Myer,
Nellie Thrasher, Frida Nacher, Charlie
Catlow, Hobart Meier.

The following is a list of the letters remaining in the post office at Barrington, Ill., February 28,
1894, as unclaimed.
Bock Herman
Baker Louisa
Davis Dr.
Eby J. M.
Farr Chas.
Fry Theodore
Garns John C.
Gale John   
Holdridge Miss Cora
Johnson H. C.
Land Henry
Lundberg John
Meyer Mrs. Ludwig 2
Strokey Phil
Willins Mrs. Frida
Wagner Fred 2
Westphal John 2
M. B. McIntosh,
P. M.


There was a running race between J Donlea and L. Donlea Sunday, both riders were thrown but "Jack" won the heat.

Miss N. Donlea closed her school last Friday.

A Sleighing party from this place attended an entertainment at Dist. No 4 last Friday evening.


Buy the Standard Sewing Machine.

Mr. H. Willmarth spent Tuesday in Chicago.

M. L. Mackey of Elgin spent Sunday visiting friends in Barrington.

The ? boys held a special meeting Monday night.

Don’t forget to attend the Joseph ? concert Saturday evening.

Mrs. Fred Hawley’s baby is quite sick with the scarlet fever.

Miss Nellie Dawson taught the school for Miss Morris last Monday.

Use  A. W. Meyer & Co.’s best Minnesota Flour.  Every sack guaranteed.

Miss Dollie Bennett of Chicago spent a few days with friends here last week.

Mr. H. D. A. Grebe put the roof on Mr. Swine’s new building.

The meetings held in Stott’s hall last Friday and Saturday evenings were well attended.

A.W. Meyer & Co. sells the Standard Sewing Machine Why?  Because it is the best.

Rev. Bailey will answer the questions submitted to him some time ago on next Sunday evening.

Mr. A. D. Church has not sold his property in Barrington, but it is for sale.  Inquire of F. L.  Waterman.

Next Sunday morning at the M. E. church, Rev. Elias W. Ward will preach upon the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, evening subject. Sowing Wild Oats.

The Standard Sewing Machine runs light and easy, that’s why people like it.  Sold by A. W. Meyer & Co.

“Let There Be Light!!” Rev. R. Bailey will attend to the questions touching the law, next Sunday evening, March 4th.  All are welcome.

The horse race at Wauconda which was to have been run last Saturday was postponed on account of the snow, and will come off today at Lake Zurich.  In the evening a dance will be given in Ficke’s hall.

Mr. Frank Meier is adding another improvement to the village by building on the corner near the old market.  He is putting up a two-story building, 20X30 feet, the ground floor of which he will  occupy with his meat market.  Who will be the next?

One of Barrington’s eye sores was removed by the city on Thursday when they removed the pile of boards and numerous other rubbish from in front of Mr. Mundhenke’s place of business.

The Standard Sewing Machine does all kinds of fancy embroidery work.  That’s why the young ladies want it.  Sold by A. W. Meyer & Co.

Mr. F. A. Lageschulte gave a farewell party in behalf of his son, Fred, who is going to Nebraska.  The Barrington Military band was present and about 30 couple enjoyed the evening.

Some party or parties on last Friday night took one of the electric signal lamps from its place and placed it in the middle of the track.  Perhaps the parties who are doing this do not realize the enormity of their crime and will not do so until once caught.  There is a standing reward of $10 for information leading to the arrest.

Mr. Wood spent Sunday in Cary.

Ole Olson was in town Monday in disguise.

Mr. Abel of Elgin was on our streets Monday.

A new stock of cigars at the new barbershop.

What is more interesting than an old war story.

There was a horse ? on our streets Monday.

Mr. G. H. Cumstock has purchased the Lumber Coal and Feed business at Cary Station.

Mr. Edgar Johnson will move on the Hanry Hawley farm this spring.

Mr. Wallace Wood went to Elgin, being called there by the illness of his wife.

Mr. D. Lamey attended the funeral of Mr. Crowley at Woodstock Wednesday.

Mr. S. Peck went to Peoria Tuesday to buy another stock of goods Tuesday.

The Standard Sewing Machine is rotary and simple to understand.  That’s why people want it.  Sold by A. W. Meyer & Co.

Mr. D. Wink shipped his household goods to Chicago last Tuesday, where he will make his home in the future.

Mr. Thomas Crowley, an old resident of Barrington, died in Chicago Monday.  Mr. Crowley was buried in the Woodstock Cemetery.

Miss Eugne Hutchinson charmingly entertained a few friends from three to four o’clock Monday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Fitzsimmons.  Coffee and light luncheon was served in dainty china decorated by the hand of the fair hostess.

Try A. W. Meyer & Co.’s popcorn.  You will find it very nice.

Use A. W. Meyer & Co.’s Javanese Coffee.  20c a pound.  Strictly Pure. 

A Toronto woman, after burying her seventh husband, erected a monument to the whole lot.  It consisted of a marble hand with the index finger pointing to the sky and on the base instead of names, dates, etc. were the words “Seven up.”

The following correspondent is an answer to a letter of information written by H. D. A. Grebe, in regard to the Superior Barbed Wire.
Mr. H. D. A. Grebe
Barrington, Ill.
Dear Sir:
We are not a branch of the I. L. Ellwood Mfg. Co.  We are a firm by ourselves, the stock holders being L. L. Ellwood, J. F. Glidden, and Hiram Ellwood.  We think we use a better quality of material in the manufacture of our Barb Wire than is used by the I. L. Ellwood Mfg. Co. as we draw our own wire as well anneal and galvanize it, and having as fine an equipment for this business as there is in the country, we are turning out a wire that is first class in every respect and equal to the best in the market.  I. L. Ellwood Mfg. Co. do not draw wife and are dependent upon purchasing their stock from many different wire drawers through out the country not purchasing from any one firm entirely, so that buying wire manufactured by the Superior Barbed Wire Co. one may depend upon its being of uniform quality and may always know that they are purchasing an A1 quality of
Very truly yours,
Superior Barbed Wire Co.
H. Ellwood Sec’y.