Sterling Daily Gazette from Sterling, Illinois on September 18, 1889 · Page 2
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Sterling, Illinois
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Wednesday, September 18, 1889
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55 8> t Sitta. . SEPTEMBER IS. IS 1 ??. Stani^-i of t'-rriiM alTOO«t chill the b frmn Havti rtlone. that Voouooism in ritt'n that lui'l (in i»>t coinf 1 It lias hvn frvnul all its strength is ».s profoundly rooted in lh« United States aa in. the West Indit 1 *. In New Orleans it has been known to exist for yearn. few would have believed, however, that &fn was a full Medfrod Voodoo temple In Boston itself, but Buch is thfc fact. A Herald reporter disguised his object and managed to gain the confidence of an ancient aunty who smuggled him into tho Voodoo meeting in Bor.ton. If he had been detected his life would not hare been worth a moment's purchase. The negroes gathered pnnkes, lizards, red ante, spiders and other loathsome creatures, the more repulsive the better, and mode s sort of aheol broth of them by boiling thorn in a pot at midnight to strains of weird music and wild incantations. The incantations were in a dialect known only to tho Voodoo negroes, and thin dialect is in use in. Hayti, Africa and the Unitecl States. The music, the •tench from the pot and the incantations work the negroes to a pitch of wild frsssy. Voodoo himself is a great snake. If worshiped and sacriSced to, he is believed to grant to hia devotees revenge for all injuries and cures for ills. Sickness is caused by the spell of an enemy who has put snakea and lizards into the patient's vitals, and Voodoo can clear them. out. So implicitly is nil this believed in, even by tolerably intelligent negroes, that a Voodoo curse frequently kills. In every city of the Union traces of Voodooism crop out, and in most of them the heathenish practices are retorted to. A 'curious featuro of The Herald's exposure was that a number of native Boston people of color held a meeting and repudiated Voodobismlrobt and branch, and declared that it was only practiced by the negroes not born and bred ia that city. This is deliciously Boetonese. Chicago Liar, JT FAOT, GOTHAM IS IN THE LEAD, This promontory on the northwest corner of Hayti is wanted by the TJnited_ States as a coaling station for men-of- war. There is no question of buying it outright, but of leasing it from the Hay- tisn government, if one could only exist long enough to come to negotiations. Between the Mole San Nicolas and Cuba ia a channel called the Windward passage. If the United States could get- tie down firmly in possession of the mole it could command the passage and make things Tery interesting for Spain in case of war. It is said that the possession of Mole San Nicolas is the hitch that causes do- lay in the sending of a minister to Hayti. The mole is a point that it is also said the secretary of state has set his heart on obtaining. The common people of Hayti are unalterably opposed to their getting It, even though the United States might offer to support a, government that would cede it to them. If obtained at last, it will be a triumph for American diplomacy. Colonizing Vermont. In Vermont there ia a state conimis- rioner whose duty it is to secure a desirable class of immigrants for this old New England commonwealth. In the twenty years preceding 1880, the population of of Vermont increased less than 9,000. Farms have been abandoned there by the thousand by the migration westward of the original Yankee families. The land commissioner makes the statement in a circular to the public that there are in the state at present 200,000 acres of farming lands that have been abandoned. They cannot be considered to be worn out, for lands all about them still afford a comfortable living to agriculturists. In conse quejDce of this abandonment, what are claimed to be "good lands," have declined to (3 an acre. It is proposed to flz a uniform price of $5 an acre, and invite Swedes and other proper colonists to take up the deserted farms, In one neighborhood lands luive already been secured on which to coloniy-e tifty families. T?oa<1rnfT, tho Cronln Smpfct, r>!«fonnt?(l by Womlriifr, thp VFHnr«i Aftriltut Iven — UnblnnMn£ I'orjtiry on thrt ^Viln**** £t-inil —He Ucl on ISoth St.ln<! with K^nul Facility ami l\u\bprunce—>A Con- Tf"!^'*t Loii of Memory. N!"\V YOP.K, ^opt^ IS.—Tho procr">clintrs in be trir.l of Ivps and Ktnynor yt-jterlny woro •onit'wliat Kei»>ntinnRl, nnd at the snnm timo tnu'tivo of tho credibility of. Woodruff as a witness. As noon n? tho court waa >:\ Ivos' attorney, Mr. Brooka, commenced tlm crci'is-oxntninntion. For the first lour or two tlitj witness mi^ht hnve boon a railway manipulator testifying before a cou- pp-essional committee, so little did ho know, could not remember occurrences of a time during which in hia direct examination his mosnory wns apparently very clear. Ttien hen asked if ho waa not very drunk on tho day that Ives and SUxyncr assigned, he was positive anil declared that ho was not. Ho ilso ileniiMl that ho had boon promised hia freedom if ha made certain statements. Woodruff Confe«ie» Pnrjnry. Lawyor Brooka then read WoodrufFs testimony taken in Cincinnati, in the suit of Setter against Meyer, Ives and Staynor. Referring to certain portions of that evidence, Mr. Brooke askod witness if he hod made the statements contained therein. Witness answered: "I did." "And when you made these statomonfa," continued Mr. Brooke, "you know yon were committing willful perjury?" "I did," again replied wl tness. The spectators in the court room were astonished at tho cool effrontery of the witness, but tho lattor remained unmoved while admitting the falsity of his testimony In the Cincinnati case. Lawyer Brooke continued to cross- examine tho witness concerning his sworn statements in previous trials, and Woodruff coolly admitted that many of those statements were fnlso. Not Assured of Immunity. Mr. Brooke then stated to the jnry that Woodruff had been assured of immunity, provided he would turn state's evidence. Tho district attorney promptly pronounce.1 this statement falsa in every particular, In order to show that Woodruff was not in such mortal dread of Ives as he pretended to be, a letter from Woodruff to Ives was read, in which the former had declined to meet Ives to talk the matter over after the first arrest of Ives. Woodruff also admitted that upon Ives' instructions he . (Woodruff) had, just before Ives'arrest, assured IVPS' lawyers, "upon tils honor as a gentleman," that there bod been nothing wrong in any of Ives' transactions. This had boon done, he said, because Ivos' wished to deceive his own lawyers. This closed the cross-examln- tioa. The Snn's Sensation Conflrmo'l. Assistant District Attorney Parker then questioned Woodruff con<Knihij; h!j ment that his Cincinnati affidavit was false. been dictated by Mr. Ivos, and was entirely falsa Referring to the forgery of Meyer's initials by Ives, witness said Ives had committed this forgery and had promised that anything to be made out of it would be divided between Netter, Stayner, Woodruff and himself. Another Astonlsher. Witness said that, although ho had acted as secretary of the railro;id company he had never read the by-laws of the company. A moment after making this statement ho admitted that it was false. He continued to perjure himself iu this way for some time, to the utter astonishment of the court and jury. In reply to a question by one of tho jurors, Woodruff said ho was a me.mbor of the First Dutch Reformed church of Newark, N. J., and bad been for.fourteen yeara. "NapoleonV Crooked Method*. Robert B. Smith, formerly assistant cashier, and Theodore M. Nevins, cashier, of the firm of Ives & Co., then testified as to the. methods of that firm. Neyius stated that Ives had instructed him to credit the Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton road with 4,500 shares of stock, although no money for the same had been received on account. The court then adjourned for the day. ABBREVIATED TELEGRAMS. Already th* ancient observer telis us there is g>-ing to be a long, cold winter. He has Baid the same thing every fall since the memory of man. This time he says the fruit skins are very thick and tough, And the corn husks are heavier than usual and straw in tougher, and he knows tills means a hard winter, because he knows it. Now let him try the goose bone. Mr. Charles Dudley Warner finds it a discouraging featuro of the great north^rest that the people there da not buy books or support book. stores. Perhaps they are waiting till the era of trashy and fleshly novels is over, before they •startin. luthat case their taste into be commended. Japanese daughters come cheap. Not fcsg stood the 18-year-old daughter of Mr. K&t KJura, of New York, waa stolen from him, and be offered a reward of $80 for her. Then, rather thau not get b«r hack, ha generously Increased it to ISO. _ _ Figures of export and import show jftw tiut year eudijuf June 80 there bakwo* tit tsriwie ol $l»,-il»-l.H3 in of thi) UsiiWJ SiirtiM. It is not IwJ l.;iii;i«! S»m ca,ts put it iutu hia *»fto|f8 UMtk <in tha mautfe! shelf. be* Stt Secretary Blaine will not be in Washington City until the 20tb inst. Four New York nionumonts wore dedl' catod on Get ysbarg fluid Tuesday. The International fair at Detroit, Mioh., was opened Tuesday before an immense audience. Cholera has made its appearance In Bagdad and the disease is_ spreading in western Persia. Through the fradulent lastly of state bonds Louisiana is said to have been robbed of $348,000. The Chicago iVorM'a fair committee baa decided to raise $10,000,000 for a World's fair fund. The Bulgarian government issues a statement deny ing that the independence of the principality is to ba declared. The Kt, Rov. J. F. Mackbarness, conaa- cratad bishop of Oxford, England, in 1870, and who resigned in 1888, died Monday. A forged bond of the Wheeling and Cincinnati Mineral railway has been discovered in New York, and there may be more afloat. Governor Pifor, of Illinois, has sent Adjt Gen. Vanco to Spring Valley to investigate the condition of tha miners la that section of the state. The Fire Underwriters' Association of the Northwest is holding its twentieth annual session in Chicago. About 100 members are in attendance. Forest fires are reported In tho Dead River region, around Chain .Lake, Maine. It is •aid that timber owned by H. G. Bhaw, of Bath, is burning. A letter signed "Jack the Ripper" has been received by a London news agency abating Uiat another murder will occur in Whit«- clmpol in about a week. An open faucet in the building at 81 Grand Btreet, New York, flooded tho placa Monday night and damaged dry good* and clothing to the amount of $13,O.V). The Burlington and Northern railway and Erie Dispatch freight lines have made a cut on through rates from New York to St Paul to S5 cents per 100 pounds. Thomas E. Jackson died at Bt Loaia Tuesday from the effect of punishment received Monday in a twalve-round prize fight with Ed Ahorn. The latter was arrested. In 1876 Fort Worth, Tet, secured its fir»» railway. It waa then a village of a few hundred people. Now it bos eleven outlsta by rail, »om> of them through trunk HUM. It is again reported at Minneapolis that too great flouring mill there have boon sold to a British syndicate, but those who aro moat interested say tbey know nothing of tb« matter, A Gorman farmer named Harraan Myore, g n^ar Mattoon, ills., haa betju ar- for Purging the uamaa of his aeighfei^rt to liotem and gutting tbtra 4i.*,\)caU;J ut (be M&ttoan bunks. Tfeat ijTurtpestlv* M, C.. tha Hoa. John lAwrmtw fiulhrsu, al Bostuu, « n>&»•*«> i -jjtaa Ijjg a/aft*>n by j*j. tJCt « "h'jfll teitwmiUlas'' ftl EIISST j* | . OHE Eiifcii lu'llie O3ty. Ladies' Fall weight Swiss Ribbed Vests 38c; actual value 50 cents. Extra Fine and Fleecy Merino Vests at 50 cents. Ladies' Fine Sanitary Wool Vests and Pants at $1.10, worth $2.00. Gent's Fall Weight Shirts and Drawers at 25c each. Scotch Grey Double Chested Shirts at 60c, Draw- to match. Scarlet Shirts and Drawers, at 75c each. FlAf/An Sanitary Wool Drawers and Shirts, donblelchested, UM1 at $1.15. "We carry * lie Hjarg-est Stoclz of ".Lagrr Ilt'.r.r." (AhioUif* October, ne-xt, (!; iX :M n» is by THURWAY, - THE EMINENT TRAGEDIAN Su pportsd b5.the Emotional YOUIIR Actress Flannels, AND WOOLEN HOSIERY _ Shown ill Sterling-. atch for our Big Dress Goods sale, commencing Never before and never againrwill snch BARGAINS lie offered" to the public as we shall offer next week. NEW YORK STORE, Metropolitan Company of Acknowledged drtists. "Best," Tonio extract of m.-Ui and hops) WAUKEGAN ALE AND PORTER, in kfgs and cases, tppositfj C, U. & Q. Depot, l.ocnqf. Street, A CHAWGE. SUCCESSORS TO O. A. Oliver. BOOKS, STATIONERY and Wall Paper. DR. A. W. BABR. OFFICE OVEK Oetiinger's Clothing. Store, Female and Children's Dim-imps n Kpec.Inlty. 8l-m3 A GLANCE Throrgh our stock of cloths will be a j-evelation to yon. Enough of the extremely fnshiormble in fancy plaids to meet tho taste 01 those who care to wear thorn. Plenty of the plain solid colored for dress and old age, with a great variety of the neat, quiet things that most men choose. Q The attractiveness of onr goods is mirrored in the radient smiles oi our patronn, and shown in their tasteful apparel. JACOB EISEL0 Merohrint Tailor Peoples' 1 Favorites! ONE WEEK, t unrsday, John Bamicr's Sublime Masterpiece in 5 Acts, Always the Cheapest. Academy of Music Block wore ilistributo.l about tlui c'ily Monday evening in somo scji-n^t niannor. AMisHOUii colors'.! <uLiK'jn, lire 1 prolajb'y by tbu OJinvr of Ho'z'i-jy and other* of thiiL ilk, went to b.! liijjiiw.iy.n,ui. 11) tv;n n hu I failure, for the farmers got nfwr him and when be refused to surren.ler lilled him full of shot Judge Lynch WHS along, us usual. Two 4-year-old chiMr.:n arrived in Ntw York Tuesday labeled "Lena and Rudolph Kiirts, bound fnr Siuniul Kurus, Chicago, Ills." They hnd been shippud at Bremen, Germany, and traveled under cara of - the punier of the vessel. Penneylvonia lyoctiing parties are too effete. Rain prevented the Somerset, Pa., best citizens from evincing their rev jrence for the law Monday night, and stringing up the Nioeley brother's, who so s-jriously shot Deputy Shorieft HcMulleu. A meeting of representatives from various Industrial and trades unions in the five republics of Central America will ba held soon in Nicaragua for tho purposa of perfecting a general organizition something like the Knights of Labor in the United States. Bracelets_pf closely^woven gold, ornamenb-_. ed with tiny enamel pinks, are much In'de- mand. JOKING IN EARNEST. Praukl Which Often Proceed from Serious or MxllcluuH S'urpofle. The variou'i professions have their own records of practical jokes, which too often proceed from somo serious or malicious purpose. One such prank, undertaken with vengeful design, was that of the Belgian painter Wirtz. who, year after year, sent pictures to She Salon, only to have them returned, as the judges, whoso duty it waa to pass upon the pictures. submitted, would have nothing to do with him. Finally ho became possessed of a genuine Rubens, which ho sent off to the Salon bearing his own name. It was at once sent back to him, and then, aa the phrase goes, he had the judges on the hip, and could taunt them with not knowing the work of a master when they saw it. Another such practical joke was played upon the late Miue. Rudersdorff by Sir Michael Costta, the conductor. At rehearsal one day the lady declared that she could not sing her song aa it was written, but must have it transposed half a note lower. "But, madam," said Costa, "consider the inconvenience, especially to the wind instruments, and particularly as all my men cannot be counted upon to transpose at eight." But madamo was obdurate, and Costa, shrugging his shoulders, bowed in acquiescence. "Very well, gentlemen," said he, turn- big to the bewildered orchestra, and closing his score. "To-morrow you will play it a note lower." The next day, however, just before Mme. Eudersdorff came on to sing, Costa whispered to the orchestra: "In the original key! No change." And so it was •ung. At the close of the air the singer turned to Costa anil thanked hitu warmly. "I am charmed!" she said. "Siadurue," replied Costa, with a touoh of pleasant irony, "we uro also charmed. You BiMig it in the original key." Hiid Mine. IludersdoriT'a ear been &s auarringly comv.'t aa Uiatof ucrtala pb»- ao«i«wi uiu-ui uuw tha jiAo (,._>ttM ttsver have bi'cn AuctoaofuOi (<siri«uS out. bsH -J, 'st nnir%, kn w wsifa bo h-"J SM J'-.*!. - V\/u!i«.'< Oita- S. S. C<REl<fiE<R t UKDKR KBW TOHK BTOUB, Is Agent for Applegate's Patent Electric DAMON AND PYTHIAS. Friday, Mr. Linden's New Play, The Great Sequel, THE SON OF MONTE CRISTO. We w Scenery, New W n.rclro'be, . - - -. ZSTew JPlay, ^ With Gorgeous Scenic Effects. Bale of seats at U. Ju. WKRSITV/ Prices %5 35,and 50 o. ntx:i:s. Also, Agent for the Dr. Oaasner aud J-. A. Barren -— -DRY CELL -fiiLVANIC'BlflTIBIES, I am prepared to put In Door Bells, Burglar Alarms, Watchman's Detector's and Electric Motors. ISKf^Y ^ V|> <•!»!•• y Hi? lurgcttg an« SiC.Jj> i " u '* t < : <>.«« > l' .TK Ktoch uui> i*B«V a III..M original ftfP'ntfbmiS l'fi\* lu tliiK .-,.unlri. Wpelmll lie iileasc-d 'o aorrpspond with intend riff purclmacrA or invUo in-tt'octlou of our coni" tieio Htock. Wo an- iiiauufiiulurers. 307-309 V.'ASASH AVE.. CHICAGO. ILL. ,Sei)t. Ill, DAVID J. RAVAGE'S STANDARD THEATRE CO, Supporting the IiITTLK ACTKKSS, Miss Blanche Slader. To-night, a drama of western Border Life, entitled "THE PARSON URCE." Charge^* OMI ' lr 1O Bn<l g H ANGE O1M>LAY NIGHTLY? 1 "" "'^ """^ wllhout « lr » All the From 8 x 10 Single To-34x60 Me. STRICKtER'S. 0. & N. W. TIME TABLE. OOINQ BAST. Atlantic Ei.....2:42 a. m Sterling Pigs._6:S6 K. m. Llmltocl Pass. 8:52 a. m. Clinton " l^ss'p. m Denver " 3:40&.m.' OOIKOWBBT. Pacino Si .2:22 a. m. Sterling Prfss. 8 K» p. m. Limited Faas. 4 KM p. m. OllutonPaas 1:13 p. m. Denver 8:68 FBJUOHT TBAINB THAT OARS T FASSKNOEBS OOIHO BAST. OOINa WEST. No. 18...«- ......8.15 p. m.lNo. 8fl...__...-7:40 a. m. NJ. 46...™.....6*) a. m. No. 17....™..10:62 a. m. CHlCiGOBUHLmN&pNGYB.B. OOIHO KAST. I OOHfO WBST. ^"B* 8 ?*?? 6 '* 180 a.n».38-Pasienger4 7B-FrelgliL....«:«p.m.U—Freight,— 6 FBOK KABT. 79-Passenger...9:00p.m. 86—' 77-Preifilit—. 9:Wa.m. ' ABBrVZ rBOM WEST. 1'asaeuger 10 ao a.m. 43 ^KrelgQt......0:30 p.m. Paaaonger Mo. 86 connects with trains east an< west on Clinton Branch: with 0. K. I & P. K. B. M Kock Island east and west; with main line Inr colnta west. Council Bluffs, Omaha »nd beyond and tor K»na»« Olty and points beyond. ADVERTISERS SHOULD BEAK IK MIND THAT THE GAZETTE IS BEAD BY AT LEAST SIX THOUSAND PEOPLE EACH DAY. Crecjatloo in Purl*. The cremation furnaces in Pero la Chaise cemetery at Paris ore now in complete working order; and the municipal council of the city has, after due deliberation, reached a decision aa to the scale of charges for the incineration of the d^ad in cases where this system may bo preferred to burial. Fifty franca ia the tariff, and as the payment of this small sum gives, in addition to the use of tha furnace, the right of occupying a shelf in the "columbarium" for five years, the charge irf not in any way excessive. Of course, Uiu urn required to contain tho aaliC's, of a cremated rxwson constitutes an «tra, as likewise the pomp to be diiipUvyeti in cmaaUoa, for which Jitter UCJB jh«a sum of froiw tw«!v# fr»uc» to SW> fmnca way ba For th* simple buriiteg jsrooesa, v^r, and f s >r s fivy jaiiM 1 fi^ht to a, !u UH> "4-oSuwsb.n to Do Not Buy a Light Weight Henrietta; if You do You Will Regret It. They are not reliable, they slip and split, the filling having little or no money ever shown in Sterling in all the new fall shades. We Have the Only Line oj Priestley §• CoSs Silk riettas, Australian Cashmeres, Novelties, None genuine unless stamped every 5 yds, B. Priestley & Co. ilk 20. ID, i- 56 in, Turkey lied Damask, warranted Fast Dje, 25c. Sold everywhere at 40c. have the Finest Stock of Table Linen and in Sterling. Three-Fourths Bleached Napkins S 1.25 per dozen. Oollai-B a.nd Onflfis, JPatu.ntlex*oy, l>ireeto.rie Jrast Opened. Oall and see our new double track railway, through trains, iast time, limited. BUTTERICK'S PATTERNS I .-r.. '-STs^l-. --^.r.3

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