Sterling Daily Gazette from Sterling, Illinois on September 16, 1889 · Page 2
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Sterling, Illinois
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Monday, September 16, 1889
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Tin GAZTC MONDAY. SEPTEMBER 10, 1889. '^^ ^ Tik-nin' i IWAIJ. •C. & H. !.. JOSTN, Publishers and Proprietors. sr WMIK...JIO otn. I Bm.tvaiuro BT it U>» Pe*teIS«« u 8e«t>J-Oui Istter. MONDAY, BEPTEMBKR K>. Some om- H.IVS the City of Paris should be culled the drummers' ship, because Eho is so fast, reforrin,',: probably to her speed. ' Napoleon said at St.. Helena: "Before this century closes not a c.innon will be fired in the world without the permission of the United States." Now, onco more the city boarder is waked by the rattle of the milk carts and roar of the beer and ice wagons in the early morn. The farmer's wife has taken down the hammocks and stuffed away the old straw hats in the garret till next year. Summer is ended. AN OPTICIAN IN A HISTORIC BUILDING SAYS THEY ARE. Washington Bays Grant's remainsought to be deposited there. Galena wants his bones, too. New York actually has them, and says they shall never be moved, BO help her. Possession is nine points of the law. But if New York wants to keep the tomb of Grant, it will be only common decency for her to erect to him a fitting monument. Tom Lee, a yellow skinned Oriental, who is known as the "mayor of Chinatown" in New York city, says his countrymen in America are now going into garden work to some extent, and that they make more careful gardeners than Americans do. Ho also declares that "some of these days Chinamen will do everything in America that any other skilled laborer can do." • The New York Herald sent Stanley out on .his._firat_ great, expedition, the Scripps Newspaper league sent a deputation of American working people to the "World's fair at Paris this summer, and a newspaper. The New York Times, broke iip the old Tweed ring. But The New York Sun has on hand a task more difficult than any of these. It hastmder- taken to regulate the grammar of the whole American continent. ..-- ::•:.".": T It •> Future War Vcascl. . The latest Italian war ship U ohe in which particular attention .lias been given to the matter of rapid firing. Her name is the Piemonte, and her guns are comparatively light, having ricThighor" caliber than six inches. But so rapidly • can they be discharged that they are said to be able to fire twice the weight of shot and shell that the huge ironclads with their heavy guns can. Lord Armstrong says that the battle ship of the future will not bo the gigantic ironclad, but the lighter ship like the Piemonte, a vessel without side armor, which can be easily maneuvered, show high speed and have a large stowage for fueL In connection with the rapid firing guns, artillerists are now experimenting to find high explosives. Electric Death. It is little short of disgraceful, the way certain newspapers aro hounding Brown, the electrician who prepared the machine that will or will not take the life of Kemmler, the condemned murderer, in New York. The state law says capital punishment shall be inflicted by electricity, but lawyers and newspapers are trying to stop the execution on one ground and another. Some have gone SO far as to say there is no certainty that electricity will kill at all. Well, heaven has been conducting executions by electricity now for a good many years,.and. there. has. never, been complaint that tlio lightning bolts failed to do their work thoroughly. But many able persons seem to have forgotten this. The way they have abused and harried the electrician would bo enough to drive an ordinary man out of his mind, and bewilder him till he could not tell white from black. In common decency, why cot let the case go on and the thing have a fair test, especially as the law calls for electrocide? Good-by, Ice Man. If report be true, a Pittsburg man has achieved the greatest triumph of our generation, nothing less than a victory over the ice man. It will be the plumber's turn next, may be. Henry J. Store- land has perfected an invention whereby air can quickly be cooled to a very low temperature and mado to cool everything else in the vicinity. Ho employs it to cool drinking water on railway trains. The principle is the same one applied by the manufacturers of artificial ice, except that Mr. Moreland employs common air instead of ammoniacal gas. Advantage is taken of the fact that the compression of gas or vapor produces heat, and its expansion cold.' If ether or alcohol be poured upon tha hand its evaporation will cause a feeling of coldness. Mr. Moreland's apparatus consists of a double water cooler, • with a space between the two covers. In this space a vacuum ia produced by an air pump. Connected with the cooler is a pipe terminating in two funnels, leading beneath the car. The funnels face the front of the car. The motion of the train coai- presaes theairkithepipe. The apparatus iaao made as to condense this air and then expand it in the vacuum about the cooler. In tha process a very low temperature is produced in the space about the inner coolar, which is also imparted id) too wttter within it. The air finally passes out by * pipe above tha cooler iu i&e top of the car. TS»««B<leii*ed air cool* juat <w ttolUiAetl water, which is ise, «ooJa. The inventor Co utiiLat lu.4 ajijiariiUia lUr r t m Alto, Usua tlt»i:>jj «v»ay tte bulk* Ui» jMjn&.|w$f. Tin* kba, The Cmines to B» Found LjtrsrLy lu Our Moilorn S«t!ent»rjr Llfo—Wliy School Children Aro Aflllctod—The Kind of GlM««'S to TVear. On the west sklo of Nassau street, just south of Fulton street, is an old building, the second tloor of which was formerly used by Aaron Burr as a law ofiice nfter his return from Europe in lyi'J. The floor is iiovy Used by an oculist and optician, who-is a scientist, philosopher and merchant combined. His reception room was formerly Aaron Burr's consulting room, and it is somewhat of a coincidence that whereas it was formerly used for a consultation of the mind, it in now devoted to the purpose of consultations for the sight. "It is not generally known," remarked the oculist-optician to a News reporter, "except to, perhaps, a few old fashioned merchants, that this was the office of the famous Aaron Burr; but to some of the older members of the bar this place has a historical interest as well as a personal one, so far as their eyes i>.ro concerned. "I make no spectacles or eye glasses for the trade. Every pair of glasses made here are made after a personal examination of eye, by myself, or upon the written prescription of a recognized oculist. It seems to me that defective vision was never so great as now. CAUSES OF DEFECTIVE VISION. "The peculiarities of defective vision are legion, but the prevailing affection of the eyes is nearsightedness. This arises from many causes, chief among which is the increase among sedentary occupations. • Jewelers, journalists, especially doctors, analysts, clerks, bookkeepers who have to work In dark warehouses, typewriters, especially women; milliners, painters upon enamel, and in fact almost every business that demands close attention for any length of time, has its proportion of nearsighted workers. "Not one man in a hundred has absolutely perfect vision, and that one man is usually an illiterate person, whose business is an out door one. Yet even sea captaiiisT^ particularly-in—tho_X»erman navy, wear eye glasses. "Another cause for defective vision is the present mode of living. Wo eat too fast and choose our food at random. The laborer and the farmer, whose frugal fare is plain but substantial, aro seldom troubled.with bad sights. Severe mental troubles most surely affect the eyes where there isalready a predisposition to sight failure. "During the past five years there has buen a noticeable .increiinu of impnirfd vision among school children, caused by three things: First, too much study in badly lighted schoolrooms; second,'bolt- in g'_thei.r food instead jif_mastieat|ng_i_t;_ third, the undue strain upon the nerve tissues, which is the result of both. A good many children of tender years of ten require glasses as strong as those worn by persons of advanced, age. "Others are born with a malformation of the cornea, or'front part^of the eye. the curvature of which being unequal, the rays of light do not harmonize. Such people see vertical lines clearly, but the horizontal lines indistinctly, or vice versa. The only remedy for this sort of thing is to use cylindrical glasses. "Again, others are troubled with weakness in one of tho muscles of the. eye, so that the eyes do not move alike. Hence they may have double visual impressions and see two objects instead of one. "There is one peculiarity, however, about near sighted people which does not apply to other visual disorders. Their sight improves when they get to bo about 40 or 42 years of age, and continues to improve for a few years afterward. Thia improvement, however, is only confined to persons who use glasses of the requisite strength. A too' strong eye glass is worse than none at all, and while dealing with this part of the subject I may say right here that the general tendency of nearsighted people is at first to wear glasses that are too strong for them. Many a person's sight has been ruined in consequence.. • A FEW SIMPLE BOLES. "The knowledge of a few plain, simple rules about eye glasses would save a world of trouble to the uninitiated. Always buy spectacles in preference to eye glasses. They are not only more comfortable, but their use avoids the often unnatural presence of common frames upon the muscles of the nose. Never wear rimlesa glasses, but use them with frames, the reason being that the sight of the eyes is not injured xby the refraction of the rays of light on the edges. Use pebbles in preference to glass, bo- cause pebbles are ten degrees cooler. Never buy .cheap glasses until your eyes have first been examined, because very much depends upon the condition of the body when a person comes in to buy. "It requires from twenty minutes to three-quarters of an hour to enable the oculist to properly test a person's eyes in order to get the right kind of glass to suit him. Dozens of persons come to me overheated and laboring under some degree of excitement. Their eyes are naturally affected by this condition, and they need to 'cool off* and become composed before I can attend to them. The graduation in the number of tho glass under these circumstances will vary from one-half to a whole number in the strength of the glass. Never buy off peddlers, because they have not the facilities to suit you. "Affectation is one of the most prolific sources of defective vision. Young people want to wear glasses because they look stylish, when hi reality there is nothing the matter with them. In such cases I simply tell them so, but when they insist, n piece of clear, common glass is tho best, even though that ia unadvisable."—New York News. Eor the past week wo have been bnsy opening and arranging Our bnyer, who haa just returned from the market, wag able to secure some immense bargains which we have placed on our shelves . and have decided to give our customers the benefit. We wish to call special attention to our Dress Goods Department Black Silk Warp Henrietta 4G inches wide at 95c per yard. « « « « 42 " " 62c " Black Silk Finish Henrietta 40 '• " 45c " All Wool Henrietta, black and all tho latest shades, 38 inches wide, at 38c per yard. Flannel Dress Goods, stripes and plaids 3G inches wide at 18, 25 and 40 cents. New Silks in all colors, 19 inches wide at 75 cent?. Black Silks 22 inches wide at 90 cents per yard. Black Silks 24 inches wide at $1.00. Great Barps and te Coovioed that we are the Only Barpio Store in Sterling, TWO NIGHTS, Commencing fyflf ] 0 THURSDAY, *• v|)t ilJi - THE EMINENT TRAGEDIAN - Peter Laing, who la 101 years of age, haa recently been admitted to church memberidiip in Elgin, Scotland. Dliuuond* Are Up. Diamond dealers iu Maiden laiie and John streat are watching every movement of tho market with sharp cyea. Their wares hava been advancing Bteud- Uy in valtta for four months past, and prie<ca show no sign of any falling off. "Oo tho coatrtt.ry," Biiid a well known Mau't-u 1&E6 i«ufK>rU'r, whohuui just ro- tur«»ct ffons Eiurojw, "t found the Lou(too iKarSujt v fry stiff *m! uii^iah iuvi.iuis, Aa ia geii-rraJiy known, the' «H!tf iit af the iJtsiiiOHil fijisi** U cuiiUniknJ bj 1 is k.&»a*rt a* £b« A»st,t^imiatw», ii'SSt, Bl^wi Mi Fall Overcoats Bead? for Inspection. Our New Fall Style Hats are all in. Boy's Suits, prices way down. Yarns clieaper,than ever before. Rupporttil' by tho Eniutloiial Youiig A MILWAUKEE BEER. Select" ".Export" "Bohemian" and "Lager" (Also the "licst" Tonic extract of ma't and hops) WAUKEGAN ALE* AND PORTER, in kegs and cases. Opposite 0. B. & IJ. Depot, I.ornot Street, A CHANGE. SUCCESSORS TO O. A. Oliver. BOOKS, STATIONERY and Wall Paper. TO. t In distillery. Jennie Boucher, ) Affidavit of tho non-ri'^iJviino of Jennie Bencher, ilcfondnnt above nnnuwl, bavin? -n lilcd in tho ollicc of tho Ck'rk of tb« Circuit Court of \Yhitenkio County mill Stntfl of Illinois, nntico if hereby given lothflBniii Tennie licoehor, Hint the above nnined com- plninnut horoloforojfiled his bill of complaint in p<\id coTirt, on (tip cliancc-ry Fitlo thereof, ami Hint a mammons thereupon i?or,eJ out of d conrt ngninst the above nninnd defendant, rotnrnnbin on tho first day of tho term of the Circuit Conrt of snid'Comity, to bo held nt tho Conrt lionpo ia Morrison, innaid WhitoFido Conuty, on tho third Monday of October, next, (IfWI) a?, ia by law required, and which suit IB ptill pmdinif. LAUKKN K. TUTTLE, "i Circuit Clerk. DR, A. W. B&&R. OFFICE OVKll Clothing 8 ore. and Specially. ftc& n - 8l-in3 A GLANCE Throrgh our stock of cloths will be a revelation to you. Enough of the extremely fashionable in fancy plaids to meet the taste 01 those who care to them. Plenty of the plain solid colored for dress and old age, with a great variety of the neat, quiet things that most men choose. The attractiveness of onr goods is mirrored in the radient. smiles ol our patrons, and shown in their tasteful apparel. JACOB EISELE' Merohunt r "ailor SS'FMEABLIE P-Afu!c< uuuuo nf Pill ui uut Ut 1 1 PftlM vumv tolls Metropolitan, Company, of Ac- krto (pledge (I drtists. Peoples 1 " Favorites! ONE WEEK, Lommeficiog Originators of Low Prices. ' Academy of Music Block Mastorpiece in 5 Acts, DAMON ----AND PYTHIAS. three I^ndiiii finim, Jult-8 Porgra, Ho nato nrotlii'i'H iiiul Julius Kohn, liandlo the KiTMtcr portion of the uncut diamonds Unit roine to that market. They have restricted tho output to.suit themselves, und as a consequence many of the Amsterdam cutters and polishers are running with reduced forces, while some of the smaller shops have closed up altogether. "The market's firmness may be judged by un incident which occurred in London just before I Bailed. I was in the office of a large diamond firm, trying to get some stones suitable for my trade, when an outsider, that is, a man not in the trade, came in and purchased a parcel of medium stones, weighing from one to three carats, and valued at £0,000 or £7,000, for which he paid cash down. He had the stones wrapped upland put them back in the firm's safe to await a rise in the market. I also know of many American dealers who went over this springTd'Vmy from~~S50,000 to" §100,000 worth of stock who have returned with only half the stones they intended to purchase, and Borne aame back with even less than half." Diamonds are, aa a matter of fact, from 20 to S5 per cent, highertoday than they were four ihonlliH ago, when the market began to feel the manipulations of the diamond tri'st,-- Tho trust is evidently a success, and if diamonds keep on going up engaged couples may have to be content with other gema.—New York Sun. ' ' OI<] Time Navigation. In accounting" for the frequent collis Ions at uea lowadnys, it is often remarked that there are so many more ships afloat."This is not altogether a satisfactory reason. It is true that the commerce of the world is greatly increased and extended. . To offset this in n measure it may be shown that our modern ships have a carrying capacity ten times greater than the ships of the las:t century, to say nothing of what they \v°re in earlier times. Again, the improved methods of keeping the ship's reckoning ought to reduce the risks of collision. 'The real explanation of the disasters is rather to be found in the circumstance that now vessels sail independently of one another, while 100 years ago or so the merchantmen used to be dispatched in fleets, and these were under a convoy. An armed vessel was deemed necessary to protect them. An old log recently printed throws much light on Eighteenth century sailing. Commodore Anson Bailed "down the channel in 1740 with ten men-of-war, and in charge of 150 sail of merchantmen, all more or lens in sight, with nothing but sail power to help them. Hadley'a quadrant waa invented about 1781, so that there was almost timo—ten years—for it to have been adopted by the navy. But there were aa yet no chronometers, and the ancient mariner was forc«d to depend for his longitude almost entirely upon dead reckoning; feeling hia way into the chops of the channel by repeated ca£t£ of thu dei'p Bt'ii 1',-u.d, and luuki careful notm of attch gwiu^y tts eauitt tip oa the tallow on Iho bottom c>f it. Thus, "Brought two. soutultxl tiiirty-tivo fath uses, ousy aaiulu an.} U >k-n shcis.' xl timtj-oi^tit f,u!!Uiu.» i-Aifut uj V¥ Uh H<*k~ 1 ^ e**-Us 11 — \Vuth'; Friday, Mr. Lindon's New The Great Seqnol, Play, THE SON OF MONTE CRISTO DAVID J. Supporting the CHARMISI« JLITTbK ACTUKSB,' Miss Blanche Slader. Openinj? in the famous Comedy L'raraa in 5 acta, entitled UHDEll MEW YORK STOUB, Is Agent for Applegate's Patent Electric Scenery, ISTew W ai'd New Flay. With Gorgeous Scenic Effects. 8alo of seats at «. JU. WKIINTZ'. Prices 25 35,and 50 c. TILE FLOORS AND FBRE PLAGE GOODS AT MOItKUATK I'HICES. \Vo <'»1T}' the largcnt inoNi «>nri, , r ri: -mock ant and irtutlc nii'l itKsi 1 <!<>-, lyiiK lu ttr.H ••uiitilrv. WeHlmll Ire iilijasoil 'o currrnpond with Intend UK purclmRer.* or invllc ini<i>c.'ction of our coin itcto Block. Wo an. iitauufauturcrs. Also, Agent tor the Dr. Gassner and J. A. Barrett DRY CELL GJtLVANIC B\lTtRiES. I am prepared to put In Door Bells, Burglar Alarms. Watchman's Detector's and Electric Motors. C. &N.W. TIMk TABLE. OOIMQ KA8T. Atlantic El 2:42 a. ra 8terllnKFaaa...e:!i8 a. m. Limited fags. 8:52 a.m. UllDtOQ Denver 1:65 p. m o.4r\ « « ' aonfo WKST. Paclflo Ex .2:22 a. n<, Bterllng Pass. 8:0fl 1>. m Limited Pass. 4:04 p. in CllntonPaas Denver 1:18 p.m. 8:63 •• FBBIQHT TRAINS THAT OAUBr~PABSENQBiu) OOINO WKBT. No. SS...__..-7:40 a. m No. 17 ~ QOINQ IAST. No. 18 8.18 p. m. No.«..._-. 6:60 a. m. CSICAM, mmm •& ps? a, OOINO BAST. I OOINO WIST. 8—raasenxer 9:30 a.m. bs^Paaienger 4:20 p.m Jft-Frelght «:15 p.m.Ill— Freight. 6:00a.m AUJtlVK FBOM KA8T. lAKKlVB FBOM WKBT. 79—Pa»sen(!er-.9:00p.m. !U—Paasenger 10:30 a.m. "T—Freight™... - •- ' p Passenger No. 36 connects with trains east and wast on Clinton Branch: wltli 0. K. I & P, K. R. at ttock Island east and west; with main line or points west, Council Bluffs, Omaha and be joa(* and for Kansas City and points beyond. r 307-309 WABASH AVE.. CHICAGO. tLL. Don't fail to see the celebrated MA.Y i-HAMUK All the Leailio Fran 8110 Single Tt 34160 Donblt. --A.T STICKLER'S. ADVEBTISEIIS SHOULD BEAK IN MIND THAT TUB GAZETTE 13 HEAD BY AT LEAST SIX THOUSAND PEOPLE EACH DAY. Health In Tenements. It haa always been accepted that in cities tho death rate in tenement houses is greater than the general death rate. This belief has recently been' contro- verted, as far as New York city is concerned, by u careful analysis of the returns mado to the health department. It was found that last year tho general death rate per 1,000 inhabitants was 80.83, while tho death rat« among tenement dwellers v. - aa 22.71. Beyond this it was found that the death rate in large tenement houses is less than in tho smaller cues. The chief reason for thia difference of mortality to tho advantage of tenement houses is attributed to tha eierciao of tho plenary power of tlio board of health in rogard to them, in both eousuructiais aiul appointments during recent years, whilo tho construction ami apiKiijiCiueiits of tho rutls«rto SUlilKtotJ U> Iw tht> liK-at healthful ijisit-S tif h^u/jt'*« lv\\\ k'fc (n itw lati'Ht- Do Not Buy a Light Weight Henrietta; if You do You Will Regret It. They are not reliable, they slip and split, the fining having little or no twist, leaves them no strength. All onr Henriettas are Heavv Weights. Our 50c quality is the Best Dress Fabric for the money ever shown in Sterling in all the new fall shades. We Have the Only Livfe oj Priestley $ Co.'s Silk Warp Hen- riettas, Australian Cashmeres, Novelties, §-c. None genuine unless stamped every 5 yds. B. Priestley & Co. A Great Bargain in Blact Silk 20 io. inure Royal at $1,00, Cheap at $1.50 50 in. Turkey Red Damask, warranted Fast Dye, 25c. Sold everywhere at 40c. We have the Finest Stock of Table Linen and Napkins in Sterling. Three-Fourths Bleached Napkins SI.25 per dozen. Oollars »n«l OuiTa, JE^amitleroy, IMreetorie &CQ. •Just Opened. * ' Call and BOO our new double track railway, through train?, last time, limited. BUTTERICK'S PATTERNS TER&

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