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2 Becatum PART TWO rr n MAI 8 PAGES i ! : . TWENTY-EIGHTH YEAR, ' V ' 3 "m "The men .from . New . KnKland made thy rich prairie The pride ut the Corn. Uelt In Illinois." THK words of e pupils of the' mini townshit iHK words of a sons, suns by the Batchelder school in a significance which might not be apparent to the munity interest, a sort of neighborhood esprit de corps is observable among them, and if one doubts it, let him question any one who has gone out from the colony and Mini has given of its - best and note whether that feeling of loyalty Is not a living active thing. DECATUR, three. Its Sabbath school is nearly as large. It is conceded to be one of the most flourishing, active country churches in the state, and the testimony of the pastor. Rev. Samuel Pearson, is that his people are the most loyal that he has ever known. The church is in the center of the social as well as ILLINOIS, SUNDAY, JULY, the religious life of the community, and so closely are the young people allied with it, that the need has long been recognized for rooms, where the parlous entertainments and social affairs can be appropriately held, and a fund is now being raised to secure basement rooms. Yonng; People Loyal to Homes. While they retain something of the Puritan spirit, and while they are Godfearing, the people of Illinl are not afflicted with that narrowness, which finds its expression in the blue laws. Canniness and common sense characterize -Jheir mental attitude on most questions, -and they have much of the 4, 1909. Mr. Batchelder moved to Mini, where he bought land and built the house standing near the church and in which he lived until his death in 1S9S. His widow makes her home in this city with her daughter. Other Rntcheldera Attracted. When one fearless and energetic young man came Into the Western country and made good, he was invariably followed by other members of his family or neighbors. John Batchel-der's two brothers learning of John's success "also decided to come to Mini. The brothers were Samuel and David. Both became land holders in Mini. Wmmm I -- - . -4. fell! hSBriBE"- 62 GfntW Ml Residence of J. C "Batchelder in I Mini. Mr. Batchelder who has one of the best farms in the township, is a New Englander by birth, as is his wife, although they came into the country when young children. A portion of the house was built by Samuel Batchelder, the father of the present occupant. Home of Mrs. Thomas Eaton. The Cen tral Portion is the Original Part of tha H ouse. NUMBER 286 wmmmm

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  1. The Decatur Herald,
  2. 04 Jul 1909, Sun,
  3. Page 14

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