Full Text:HEADLIGHT F. A. Walters, Alderman South ward, Was elected in April, 1898, to succeed Mr. E. E. Bagley. Mr. Walters was born in Hebron township, Ill., was a farmer for a number of years, has lived in Woodstock since 1889, and is a member of the well known firm of Walters & McLean, dealers in agricultural implements, etc. A. Dwight Osborn, Alderman South Ward, Was elected in April, 1898, and will prove an efficient public official. He was born in New York state in 1860, has been a resident of Woodstock since early in 1897. and is one of the representative merchants of the city. He is located opposite the public square and carries a line of groceries, fruits, table luxuries, and a general assortment of farmers' and builders' hardware. G. H. Hoy, Ex-Alderman South Ward, Was born in Alden, McHenry county, Ill., February 21, 1853, and has been a resident of Woodstock since 1865. He received his education at the public schools and is a graduate of the Bryant & Stratton Business College of Chicago. His first business experience was as a bookkeeper in a wholesale drug house in Chicago, with whom he remained until he became engaged with his father in the dry goods business in 1874, under the firm name of M. D. Hoy & Son. They are also the proprietors of the Farmers Exchange Bank, to which Mr. G. H. Hoy devotes most of his time. He was a member of the School Board from 1887 to 1890, when he was elected the president of that body and re-elected to the same position the following year. He became a member of the Board of Aldermen in 1892. from the South ward, and has since served three years in that capacity. E. E. Bagley, Ex-Alderman South Ward, Is a native of Illinois, being born in Marengo in 1861. He has been in the lumber and feed business for the past seventeen years, in which line he has been very successful. Mr. Bagley held the office of city treasurer in 1890 and '91, and is one of the directors of the public library. He has a large wholesale business in the grain, milling and feed line, having an extensive trade in Wisconsin and Illinois. He is a good business man and is a member of the Odd Fellows. Churches. Th various denominations include all creeds of Christian worship, and many church organizations maintain church edifices of ornate architectural design. The different pastors are all men of education and dignity and exercise an important influence in the community. All recognized public charities receive generous contri- butions from the different congregations, and the community is imbued with a spirit of charity for their less fortunate brethren. The attendance at services is very large, sometimes taxing the seating capacity of the different churches. The people as a whole are interested in every department of Christian work, and manifest great interest in the many societies of the different denominations. The members of the young people's societies are imbued with an earnest Christian spirit, and exercise considerable influence among their fellows and beneficiaries. All of these advantages from a Christian standpoint should commend this beautiful city as a desirable place of residence and sociability. The churches have a tendency to bring all of the inhabitants into a close communion, and a special effort is made to promote familiar intercourse among the members of the different denominations. A reference to our illustrations on this page of Headlight will give our readers an idea of the different houses of worship, but a visit to Woodstock will illustrate the hospitality and Christian fellowship of the inhabitants better than anything we can say, besides giving them an opportunity of seeing and appreciating the other attractive conditions and surroundings obtained in this most desirable city of homes. CHURCHES AT WOODSTOCK, ILL.