Full Text:WOODSTOCK, ILL. Mrs. J.B. Thomas, Ladies' Furnishings, Crockery, Etc. Is a native of Madison, Wis., resided for some time in Iowa and has been engaged in her present business at Woodstock since 1893, and at her present location since 1894. She carries a line of furnishings, fancy crockery, toys, tinware, and does an extensive and gratifying millinery trade. Her productions are thoroughly up-to-date in style and finish, and in addition to her own artistic taste she always has an assistant in the millinery department, who is thoroughly familiar with Parisian and Metropolitan styles. Business is done under the name of "The Fair," is located in the Primm block, and has a reputation of having the best goods at the most reasonable prices. Geo. F. Mills, Jeweler. The subject of this sketch is a native of England, but has lived in America since he was three years of age. His parents resided at Boston and Mr. Mills came to Woodstock in 1855, and became engaged in the jewelry and silversmith business. After six years of experience he moved to Chicago and became interested in the manufacture of solid silverware goods, until he was burned out by the great Chicago fire in 1871. He then went to Boston, where he remained for ten years, and until he returned to Woodstock in 1881, where he has lived ever since. Mr. Mills has been at his present location for the past four years, is doing an extensive trade and is a highly respected citizen. Huntzinger Bros., Restaurant This restaurant is well kept and nicely furnished, and is open from 6 o'clock in the morning until 12 o'clock at night. Good meals can be procured at 25 cents. Oysters are served in all styles, and there is also a good lunch counter. The Messrs. Huntzinger Bros, are natives of Ohio, and have been in the hotel business in Woodstock for the past five years. Their restaurant is conveniently located near the depot, and they also have a number of good rooms in connection. Meal tickets are sold at the rate of $3.50 per week. Gustav Behrens, Buffet. Mr. Behrens is a native of Germany. and came to this country in 1890, locating in Chicago. He was connected with one of the leading hotels in that city until 1896, when he moved to Woodstock and became engaged in his present business. He has the reputation of keeping the purest and best goods in his line and has built up a successful business. INTERIOR GUSTAV EEHREN'S BUFFET. Frank H. Bunker, Groceries, Crockery, Etc. Mr. Bunker has been in business for himself since 1874, starting at his present location. He was born and raised in McHenry county, has a wide circle of acquaintances and has built up an extensive trade throughout this section. He carries a complete stock of everything suitable to a first-class grocery, and has also a large trade in pipes, tobaccos, cigars, fruits and confectioneries. He is agent for the celebrated "Hudson River" brand of canned goods. Owen Q. Mead, Groceries and Bread. Mr. Mead makes a specialty of his breadstuffs, and in addition he handles a general line of the best groceries and caters to the most particular trade. He is also a dealer in the tobacco and cigar line, of which he carries a first-class assortment. He was born and raised in McHenry county, and during his early business experience was engaged in the boot and shoe business for ten years, and until he went into the grocery line with W. G. Conklin, January 1, 1896. A year later he bought out Mr. Conklin's interest, and by his energetic management has succeeded in building up a constantly increasing trade. Mr. Mead is the agent for the Woodstock Steam Laundry. Walters & McLean, Agricultural Implements. These are the successors to the business established by T. J. Dacy, and has been under the present firm and style since December 1, 1896, The stock comprises all kinds of agricultural implements, wagons, carriages, etc., and the firm are agents for the Deering Harvester Co., the Weber Wagon Co., Cyclone Huskers, Star Mfg. Co.'s goods, consisting of tread powers, corn thrashers, weed cutters, and they have an extensive trade all over the adjoining territory. The business has been established in Woodstock for over thirty-four years, and is one of the best known in the trade. Mr. Walters is a native of McHenry county, and has lived in Woodstock since 1889. Mr. McLean is a native of Ohio, and has lived in Woodstock since 1880. HUNTZINGER BROS.' RESTAURANT. WALTERS & McLEAN, AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS.