Full Text:WOODSTOCK, ILL. George W. Lemmers, City Clerk, Was elected April 21st, 1897, to serve for two years. He has been connected with the firm of Richards, Jewett & Wright, in the abstract business, for the past nine years, and is well adapted by experience and disposition to fill any public office that he may be elected to with credit to himself and satisfaction to the citizens. Mr. Lemmers was born at Woodstock, March 15, 1871, is a member of the M. W. of A., and is one of the most popular young business men of the city. John Bolger, City Marshal,has held this position for five successive terms since 1893. He is one of the best known men in McHenry county, where he was born and raised, and prior to assuming the duties of his position was engaged in farming. He has the confidence of his superior officials and enjoys the respect of fellow citizens. L. J. Young, Fire Marshal, is a native of Woodstock, Ill., and has been engaged in the grocery and hardware business for over thirty years. He became a member of the fire department in 1871, and was appointed to his present position in 1896, He is a most efficient fire fighter and has fulfilled the duties of his position with the utmost satisfaction to the business men and the citizens generally. B. Stupfel, Alterman North Ward, Is a native of France, where he was born in 1853. He moved to Wisconsin in 1867, and came to Woodstock in 1887, established himself in the grocery business in 1895, which business he has since been engaged in. He was elected to the council as alderman of the North ward in 1897. F. W. Buell, Alderman North Ward, Was born in 1856, and is a native of Fulton county. He is engaged in the milling business, having one of the best equipped mills in the county. Mr. Buell is a thoroughly progressive and wideawake business man and public-spirited citizen. Emil Arnold, Alderman North Ward. Mr. Arnold is a native of Cook county, Ill., and was born May 18, 1856. He has resided in Woodstock since he was five years of age, and is one of the best known citizens of that section. He attended Todd's Seminary three years, is a graduate of the public schools and received a business course in Chicago ill 1871, the year of the Chicago fire. His first business experience was in the largest mercantile store in McHenry county, where he remained for two years and until he went into the abstract business, with which he was engaged for the subsequent fifteen years. Mr. Arnold became deputy clerk of the circuit court, and after his term of office became a member of the firm of Richards & Arnold in the abstract business. He has been connected with the Woodstock Brewing & Bottling Co. since 1886, and is at present secretary and treasurer of this concern. He has been a member of the City Council for some time, is now serving his fourth term and has been a member of several very important committees for the improvement of the city, including the present water works system, which was built almost entirely under his personal supervision. He is a charter member of Company G, I. N. G., and was commissioned quartermaster of the 3rd regiment in 1883. holding the office four years. He is an active member of the A. F. and A. M., is recorder of the commandery and is in every way one of the most social and public spirited citizens of Woodstock. C. W. Hill, Alderman from South Ward. Mr. Hill is a native of McHenry county and has been located in Woodstock since 1886. He was elected member of the Board in 1896, on the/Republican, ticket, and has proved to be a most efficient official. He is a blacksmith and horse-shoer by trade, has been established in his present location since jthe spring of '96, and is one of the most^ enterprising business men of the town. PUBLIC OFFICIALS, WOODSTOCK, ILL.