Full Text:WOODSTOCK, ILL. A. LEMMERS, Manager. Woodstock Sentinel. This is one of the most successful publications within the entire field of weekly newspapers in the west. It was established in 1856, and is the successor of the Republican Free Press, and has been under the present management since 1891. It is republican in politics and has a guaranteed circulation of 1,500 copies, among the best families throughout McHenry county. The paper is published under the auspices of the Woodstock Sentinel Co., which was incorporated in 1890, and the present officers are: L. T. Hoy, president and manager; C. H. Donnelly, vice-president; S. E. Bagley, secretary; E. C. Jewett, treasurer; and C. A. Lemmers, editor and foreman, All of these gentlemen are representative men of Woodstock, who are identified with the business interests of the city and have interested themselves in a practical way with many enterprises of public interest; some of them have held important positions of public honor and trust which they filled to the satisfaction of their constituents and the citizens generally. Mr. Lemmers, the managing editor, has been identified with the newspaper business for a number of years, and is a man of scholarly proclivities whose editorials are forceful expositions of the public questions of the day and are respected by the readers of this paper without regard to political affiliations. McHenry County Democrat. This is one of the leading papers in this section, and is a staunch supporter of the principles of democracy. It is a seven column publication, thoroughly alive to the issues of the day, and is replete with every important local and foreign item of news. The paper enjoys a wide circulation, and has an extensive advertising patronage. The proprietor, John A. Duffield is an aggressive and popular newspaper man, a forceful writer and is identified with all public features pertaining to the advancement of Woodstock. He was appointed postmaster in 1896. is a member of the M. W. of A., and stands high in the councils of his party. The Democrat reaches a large constituency throughout the county, and its advertising patronage and circulation show a gratifying increase every season. Its editorials are an important factor in promoting the cause of the Democratic party and has exerted a wide influence throughout this section. Mr. Dufield has a corps of excellent assistants in the editorial and business departments of the paper, and has made it one of the best-paying newspaper properties in Woodstock. As a business venture it has shown gratifying results, and bids fair to be one of the most important publications published in this territory. As postmaster, Mr. Duffield has proven to be a most efficient public official. JNO. A. DUFFIELD. Proprietor. FRED L. RENICH, Gen. Manager. "Das Volksblatt." This is the only German publication in the Eighth senatorial district, and has an extensive patronage. It was founded in 1885, and after a few weeks passed into the hands of Fred Renich, who managed it until his death in 1890. The present managers consist of Charles F. Renich, editor, and Fred L. Renich, business manager, who have been in control since the death of their father. The paper espoused the cause of democracy until 1894, but has been a staunch supporter of the republican party ever since. It is a twelve page, seven column weekly publication, issued every Friday, and uses no patent pages, thereby controlling all of its advertising. The plant is thoroughly equipped for the newspaper business and an extensive English and German job printing plant is in connection. The Messrs. Renich are conservative and enterprising business men, who are well qualified for the duties of their position by natural ability, and are besides newspaper men of long experience. They have been identified with the business during their entire career, and have added to the influence of the paper and its success from a financial standpoint during each successive year of their management. The job printing department has turned out some of the best work in this section in both German and English print, and is a credit to this concern. Theo.f.Swan, GROSSER DEPARTEMENT-LUDEN, ..Bargains.. J. A. DUFFIELD, PROPRIETOR. FRED L. RENICH, GENERAL MANAGER.