Full Text:WOODSTOCK, ILL. MEMBERS OF THE MEDICAL PROFESSION. Wm. H. Doolittle, M. D. The doctor is a native of Pennsylvania, and has been a resident of McHenry county since 1866. He attended the Windsor Academy and the Eastman's Business College at Poughkeepsie, N. Y., and is a graduate of the Rush Medical college of Chicago, class of '76. He was engaged in practice at Chicago for four years and until he came to Woodstock, where he has resided ever since. O. B. Howe, M. D., Was born in McHenry county in 1857. He received his literary and scientific education at the Northwestern University, and studied medicine at the Bennett Medical College, Chicago, graduating in the class of '78. He then took a post-graduate course at the Chicago Ophthalmic College, graduating in class of '79. Dr. Howe practiced in Chicago for sixteen years, and located in Woodstock three years ago. He makes a specialty of chronic diseases and surgery. Misses Donnelly, Millinery and Notions. These ladies are both natives of Woodstock, Ill., and enjoy the unique novelty of doing business in the same house that they were born in. Both ladies are thoroughly practical, display the most exquisite taste in their productions, always carry a large selection of the latest designs of the most approved Parisian and artistic style, and have the largest trade in their line throughout this section. Their patrons include the ladies of the best and most influential families, and the Misses Donnelly are to be congratulated upon the successful business they have succeeded in building up. The hats and bonnets displayed in their parlors show an individuality and cultivated taste in their conception of the latest creations which should prove a source of satisfaction to themselves and increase the attractiveness and beauty of their patrons. Sherman Block. Woodstock boasts of a number of pretentious business blocks, many of which are striking examples of the enterprise of its merchants. T h e Sherman Block is one of the most important structures in the city, and is located in the center of the business district opposite the public square. It is of ornate architectural design and is equipped with all of the latest improvements for fire protection and proper sanitation. The building is located at the intersection of two streets and the corner store is occupied by Mr. Sherman for his jewelry business. The other storerooms are all occupied by leading merchants in their respective lines, and taking it as a whole the block and its tenants are valuable acquisitions to the business interests of the city. Marvin Sherman, Jeweler. Mr. Sherman is a native of Hopkins county, New York, and has been a resident of McHenry county since 1844 and of Woodstock since 1852. He started in the jewelry business in 1866, and has occupied his present location since 1893. The building was erected by him for the conveniences of his business and is thoroughly adapted for the purpose designed. In addition to a general stock of jewelry, Mr. Sherman carries and sells all kinds of musical instruments, pianos, organs, violins, sheet music, etc., and is general agent for several modern makes of sewing machines. P. Merton, Tobacconist, Etc. Mr. Merton has been located in Woodstock since 1871, and carries a complete line of pipes, smokers' materials, confectionery and stationery. He has occupied his present quarters since 1885, and, in spite of the fact of his being totally, blind he has been able to conduct the business for himself and has built up an extensive trade in his line throughout Woodstock and vicinity. He has been a sufferer from his affliction for nearly twenty years, and is deserving and receives a good patronage in recognition of his ability as a merchant and the quality of the stock he carries. i :| Palace Meat Market. This business was established at the present location in 1895, and is owned by J. E. Evans and J. H. Killan, both of whom are thoroughly practical in their line. They prepare their own meats, buying all their stock alive, and make a specialty of what they term their 'Home-Made Sausage." They are doing an extensive trade, carry a full stock of everything pertaining to the butcher business, and are among the best known business men of the place. E. E. Stone, Drugs. This is one of the oldest and best known pharmacies in Woodstock, has been in its present location for nearly a quarter of a century. Mr. Stone is a registered pharmacist of long experience, and in addition to a general line of drugs, druggists' sundries, patent medicines, he carries' a stock of books and stationery and is special agent for a complete line of paints, etc. Medlar's Studio, Photographs. This studio was first opened in 1855 by the father of its present proprietor. It is one of the best known galleries in the county and has been under the management of Mr. Medlar, Jr., since March, 1897. He is an artist of exceptional taste and his work will compare favorably with the galleries in the larger cities. Some of the work shown in this number of Headlight is the product of this well-known studio. SHERMAN BLOCK.