Sterling Daily Gazette from Sterling, Illinois on September 23, 1889 · Page 2
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Bs'J«. I i EOPLE WHO NEVCP. FORGET AND SOME WHO COULDN'T REMEMBER. of Memory — Tlio ' ntul MONDAY. . IPS'). Chk'.ico !:•'" alren-iy more millions sut> ficr n>p',l for a worM's fair than New v or ? r hns. Tlio gr.<v?p l-one indications are that it will be a cold day when Chicago gpta left. Tha ponsion department iws at. last been forced to re-fuse on iilUfiranco to a, crippled volunteer. Uo r«*!ved his Injury in a bloody engagement with one of his own messmates. If the owners of the 80,000 barrels of oil lost In tho Antwerp firo belong to a great petroleum combination the loss will not fall so heavily on them. Other members of the combine will chip in, here a little and there a little, and make it up to them. Tho quaint old Moravian church in Pennsylvania has an annual day of prayer for married couples. Very right. "If anybody ever did need prayer it is married people in these days of divorce and bogus babies Let us pray that they may be good tempered and unselfish towards each other, and always tell each oUittr tha truth. Let us pray tlmt they may always continue to bo as polite to each other as they were during their courtship. Amen I Tho Wicked Flea. <r~ uncomfortable and ...trouble- Tho vrm-.'tios of memory are ns remarkable na ita vagarie-i. Thorn is, for Instance, so wide a rango between Niebuhr, the fcreat statesman, and a certain dirino, that one can scarcely rccopni-e the same faculty in each. It is said^ of Niebuhr that ho remembered cvervthinR ho had read at any period of.his life; and it is paid of the reverend doctor that he forgot he had been married within an hour or two of tho interesting event. John Wesley had a remarkable memory, and nt'Sh, even, it was still vigorous. Andrew Fuller could repeat a poem of five hundred lines after hearing it read once or twice, could recite, verbatim a sermon or speech, and enumerate the names of the shop signs from tho Temple to the end of Chenpsido, with a description of the principal articles displayed in each shop window. Before the days of shorthand report- Ing, "Memory WoodfallV used to attend the house of commons, and, after listening to a debate, would reproduce the whole without taking a single note. The same power was possessed by William Radcliffo, the husband of Mrs. Radcliffe the novelist. Both Macaulay and Sir Walter Scott bad prodigious memories, yet neither of them could compare with Beronicious, of Middleburg, who knew by heart the works of Virgil, Cicero, Juvenal, Homer, Aristophanes and tho two Pilnys. If this was an example of. "rote" only we have in Mezzofanti, tho celebrated linguist of Bologna, one of the most striking instances on record of what, by distinction, we call intelligent memory. He was described by Lord Byron as "a walking polygot, a master of languages • '•• - <*"'- " " * — A =;i"ri:!,l r.V">l?:rr.''.m from Loui1r>n Rsya Wilkip Collins. !''« novelist, who ha;i been ill a liiiij? time, died today. —Ceo. F. Woodward and Q. II. Cnr- rnll tinve. rerei-rd notino tlmtth^ir patent on an attachment i'nr rood carts winch avoids tho liorso motion, has been allovml. They expect, to bf^in tho manufacture of carts in tho Dinsmoor building about October 1st. —Oh, the farmer rubs his hands, and Q smile his face expands, as ho plucks the luscionn pumpkin from the vino. Me will take it to the fair, get the first prize on it there, then for a week on pumpkin pies will dine. He's bland, and all of that; he laughs and waxs fat, to think the prize on pumpkins he should catch, but—he'd just aa soon as not fill you full of suit and shot if he caught you hunting chickens in his lot. The above song is sung with great effect by the Sterling sportsmen who have been chased from field to Held. —Geo. Blade, an employee at the Academy of Music, was accidentally shot in the lower leg at 3 o'clock this afternoon, by a little boy named Will! Bongardt. The lad got in the building and wsa roaming around the ladies dressing fooma, and says he found n ladies pistol there, lie had a pistol at any rate, a 22 calibre one, and In fool ing with it, discharged It, and the bul let made its way to Blade's leg, enter ing the flesh, midway between the righ knee and ankle. He was taken to th office of Dr. Jane Reid, and that lady with nerve, skill, neatncDa and riispatc) removed the • flattened bullet from against the bone, and stitched th wounds, she having to make an incision to reach the bullet. Little boys shoul be kept out of the Academy hereafter B. PKTLEY« Cos SILK WARP "Varnished Board," Every 5 yards marked B. Priestley & Co. We place on sale This line of goods, all warranted to be Silk Warp Henrietta: 42 inches wide at $1.25 per yard ; 40 inches wide at $1.15; 38 inches wide at 95c. v Colored Henrietta, silk warp, 40 inches wide, 75c. Black and Colored, all wool Henrietta, 40 inches wide, at 48c. 40 inch, Silk Finish, Mohair at 40c per yard, r 38 inch Brilliantinea Alapaca, 42c. 54 inch, all wool, Dress Flannels, latest shades. 49c per yard. 40 inch Tricots at 37o per yard. 40 inch, all wool, Ladies' Cloth at 25c. has broken out In uovaral of our large cities. It ia an epidemic of fleas. None know whence they come, and they do not go away at all, but stay and drive people crazy. Washington, Philadelphia and New York have had their turn. and how the wicked flea has attacked Boston. The idea of Boston capering and dancing about under such an undignified infliction is calculated to upset the solemnity of Saturn himself. It is said that the little creature with the penetrating prolxjscls and legs so strong that he can jump a thousand times his own length ia in the very air of tho cities named, BO numerous is he. Rut let other towna not laugh overmuch. Their turn may yet come. Let the inhabitants thereof flee. The Sun's Total Kcllpse, Some time in October a United States man-of-war will leave New York on the peaceful expedition of carrying to Africa the photographers, astronomers and other scientific gentlemen who are to take- observations of tVie total eclipse of the sun Dec. 22. It ia hoped the new cruiser Baltimore will bo available for this purpose. Observations taken during this eclipse will be among the most painstaking and Important ever made of the sun's face, if the weather pe.rmit. Attempts will be especially made to'solve the mysteries of the corona.which ifl the strunge luminous appearance observable around tho dark body of the moon during Urn sun's total eclipse. Apparatus for this observation has been especially designed by Pro' fessor F. H. Oigelosv. Many and pow erful photographs will be uiado by the instantaneous process. It does seem thai with these incruast-J facilities something must be adde.d to our little, very little, " knowledge of tlio constitution and nature of the sun. As yet. nongovernment but tho United States has prepared tc send official-observers of tlu-'culipsu. though many private parties wi|l go to Africa to witness it. Our vessel wili land at St. Paul de Loaudo. capital anil wuport of the Por tuguese province of Angola, 250 miles south of the'Congo river. The expe dition will then proceed with their instruments sixty miles inland, in :i south easterly direction, to Maxima, where they will"be in the middle path of'the eclipse. One of the instruments is it telescope lent l>y Harvard university, specially constructed for noting the eclipse of lust New Year's day in California. • . • tho age, of fiO ho was thoroughly versed in fifty languages—perfect In pronunciation, idiom, grammar and colloquialisms —and before his death ho added twenty or thirty more to the list. Ho used to say himself that he never forgot anything that ho either heard or read. It ia recorded of La Fontaine, noted for his absent-mindedness, that he once attended the funeral of one of his most intimate friends, and shortly afterward called- to visit that friend. When reminded by the astonished servant of the recent death he was at first terribly shocked, anil then remarked, "True: ol course, I recollect now that 1 went to hia funeral." A curious instance of memory in slee] is related by a French writer on dreams He saya ho once saw in a dream a num ber of men passing out from a feast He observed them all very attentively and tho face, of one struck him so mucl that he remembered it after waking Exercising his thoughts as to where h had seen the face before he at last rec ollected having seen it some days prey ously in a book of fashions, which h had carelessly glanced at and cast aside. Eeichenbach, a German writer on mental phenomena, says: "Waking, I cannot with whatever •effort recall the features of rny wife, who died some twenty years ago; but if 1 think of her in a dreaui, and her image is represented, I get the same with such accuracy that I have again before me every expression of her fine features in all their loveliness." There are endless stories of tho hiding places of missing deeds, and so forth, being revealed in dreams. Let us take one as typical. A landed proprietor in England was icularB regnTding thpi young JMxon raveiling mon: "The mystery or the isappearance of Thomas J. Hyde, the aleaman of A. C. McClurg & Co., of Chicago, who disappeared nearly two weeks ago from Btreator was solved Saturday by a letter from the missing man stating that he had been drugged and robbed, and that when ho came to his senses last Monday he found himself in New Orleans with but 00 cents n hia pockets, over $200 having been ;aken from him while under the inllu- ence of the narcotic. Hyde arrived at Streater a week ago Tuesday with a large line of samples and with money for an extended tour. Before he had his samples unpacked he loft for Mi nonk and other towns for the purpose of inducing dealers to visit Streator and Inspect his goods. Another man claiming to be a traveling salesman from Wisconsin, left on the same train with Hyde, but returned the next day and until the receipt of the letter toda by Hyde's brother it waa generally supposed the Chicago man had been murdered for his money. Hyde gives no details of. what happened immediately after he left Streator, nor does he implicate any one In the robbery. He is now on his way home. KOCH Tonic extract and hopri) WAUKEGAN ALE AND PORTER, in kcjts and cases, ppoiito 0. IS. & Q. Depot, l<ocnnt Htroet SUCCESSORS TO O. A. Oliver. BOOKS, STATIONERY and Wall Paper. nid cwt. ni.miri»t thn rftnrnal.lo .:« the f (hi. Csrcnit Cunrt'j Hi! nt tli-i Conrt Hcm-' iiioOoiiMly. on , mil which r~t ilny < pniii C'-"Jii'y. , hi Mo!Tir.<)~i, ii' *' M> t!iinl Muimr.y T;{ n' '-'.') »* 's &'T & ftvr n>qtiir> mil i? "'ill pfiulins?. , J.AVKMN K. TIJTTT.T., Circuit Ork DR, A. W. BA&R. OFFICE OVEll Oettinger's Oloihing Store. Kemnlc nnil ChlKlrcn'H Hpeclnlty. A GLANCE Throrgh onr stock of cloths will be a revelation to yon. Enough of the extremely fashionable in fancy plaids to meet the tapte'oi those wlio care to wear 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 our goods is mirrored in the radient smiles ot our patrons, and shown in their tasteful apparel. JACOB EISELE" Merchant Tailor t 9 Colored, all silk, Qros Grains at 75c per yard. The best wearing Black Gros Grain Silk, 20 inches wide, 90c per yard. Colored Rhadames at 83c per yard. All Silk £urahs at 59c per yard. SEE 3S very tiling 1 as 35S 3FS. «3P X 8 3SS NEW YORK STORE, "Deestrick Skule" involved in n lawsuit in consequence of -j-There ware over five hundred people in the congregation at the M. E. church Sunday evening. H-The Worth Hume school house was T>oor of JE*ost Office. LITEKARV NOTICES. THE COMPLETE novel in Lipplncott's Magazine for November Is called "Cre- qje and i'uritan," and Is by T. C. DeLeon, author of "Cross Purposes," "The Bocfc or the Eye," etc, etc. In this,- his last romance, Mr. DeLeon has surpassed himself, and has painted a charming and graphic picture of West Point life, upon both its practical and Well done with good materials for Harper's, Century and all other magazines and periodicals. Fine binding for works Issued in parts. All kinds of blank books made to order and satisfaction guaranteed. Pine leather work a specialty. WM. BOEHNEK, GAZETTE Office The 1gft Trees of Washington State. Washington, the new state of Washington, claims to have 20.000,000 acres of timber land of almost incalculable value. Around Puget soiipdLte aforest tha description of whioli muke.s eastern eyes bulge out with wonder The staple Washington lumber ia composed of red and yellow fir of extraordinary strength of fiber. 'Already it is shipped to many parts of the world. Spars for the ships built in the yards of tha Clyde, in Scotland, are sent from Puget Bound. Bridges, to bo uncd across streams in Ohio, in Michigan and Indiana, and elsewhere; aro built in Port- Quid, .tho~Daf^ii'uSjfieTett, puck'eir~and sent to their respective states, to bo set up where they belong The gigantic flr trees of Washington are often between 800 and 400 feet high, a singlo one sometimes furnishing 100.000 feet of lumber. To eastern eyes the stumps left standing look very .strange. They are from five to fifteen feet high. Why all this good timber is left in the stump only a/ Washington wood chopper knows. A lumberman told a correspondent of The St. Louis Globe-Democrat that in the forest fires in that region enough timber bad been burned this season to pay half tho national debt, and yet its loss bad raado no apparent iujpTeBsion «sa the stupendous flr woods of Puget sound. Is Germany or Italy Oils lovdlaabla festal would be taken cat* ot. In thi» «motry tt will aos to. Ws »l»aJ5 tea, tswsnty, perfiafi tMrty, y*«-» a claim upon his father's estate, which he was firmly convinced had beeu discharged. Judgment, however, was about to go against him, as no voucher could be found. But one night, in a dream, his father appeared to him, and said that the papers relating to this affair had been placed in the hands of a solicitor ha had not generally employed, but who happened to be engaged for this particular business. • In tho dream the father said' that if this person had forgotten a matter which was already rather old he would be reminded of it by the mention of a Portuguese gold coin, concerning UK- value of which there was u dispute at the time. The dneam'was curiously verified. as the solicitor only did recollect the cir cumstance on mention of tlio gold coin He was then able to produce tho missing papers, and tho win gained the suit after all. Both Plato and Arlatotle have noted that in old ago the recollections of childhood are renewed; and it is recorded of Kant that, in his old age, when general memory was decayed and infirm, he had vivid recollections of hL-i youth. Most of us, probably, have witnessed some affecting iristanco of an aged person living in the scenes of tho long past, with a mind almost blank to the present. This ia latent memory reawakened, but with powers of consciousness limited by an enfeebled braiu. Even at the very entrance of tho "valley of the shadow," the memory plays strange tricks. Goethe told Eckermaim that he once kuew an old man who in his very last moments began to recite beauaful Greek sentences. These ho had been made, as a boy, to learn by heart for a special purpose, but for fifty years had not uttcrod them. They were thSre In hia memory, though, all the same, and T- _».i_n> o.^ w*. vu -»..«-«. iuw uv»«vw> •-— —•—— '• ^ i I'QlQfj Hit? UPUU UU ULl lliEJ Wl tW/tHJU* j*(uiv« crowded Sunday afternoon and even- BOC j a i B ife. The characters of two ing. The programme was carried out as previously published. These meet ings are causing increased interest In Sunday school work. .A Rill-ago oil tlio Plains. We witnessed the most perfect mirage we ever saw on tho Laraniie plains Tuesday evening. It was about an hour before sunset, and looking out of a car window wo saw about a mile away a beautiful lake. It was in a slight depression among tho lulls, and seemed to be about two miles long by a mile wide. Never having noticed a lake at that place on tho road, wo were considerably astoijiahed, and asked tha conductor for an explanation. Ho was equally astonished, as were passengers familiar with the road. Aa tho train advanced the lake appeared to enlarge and rise, but in spito of this it was difficult to believe the appearance was simply that optical delusion known as mirage, and that what(appeared to be a lake was a grassy, level Jplain. The apparent lake was as smooth and bright as a mirror, except at one edge, where it appeared to be ruffled byf"tne wind. The strange sight waa young men, one an impulsive Creole, the other a cool-headed New Englander, are brought into line contrast. These young men, though rivals in loye_ and for class distinction, are sworn friends, and the development of their characters tinder varying environments forms a most interesting study. The war parts the friends, and at its close they meet at New Orleans There Is a capital description of a car nival and also of an Internationa boree-race. Nothing in recent fiction since the famous chariot race in "Ben liur" can compare with the wonderful ly realistic description of the lutte exciting event. The scene of the story drifts to Egypt, and here Mr. DeLeon shows himself as much at home as at West Point or New Orleans. The heroine of the romance ia ft lovely character, but contrasted with her is a wily, beautiful woman, who manages to do much mischief. The tale is brought to a close in New York City, where many tangled threads are un- ANTELS HLE FLOORS AHP FIRE PLACE GOODS AT MODE'.UATK I-UICE9. \Vn carry tlio largect k»A niuHt COittI'LKTB «tocK and i»»Mturl"lnnl rwit DESIGNS irtlKttc and lUCM'l l ~de- ,-.!giiH In thin country Wo shall bo pleased to correspond with Intend* Ing purchasers or Invlto ins]. cotton ot oni com- olote stock. Wo art manufacturers. 307-309 WABASH AVE.. CHICAGO, HA. AlltheLdio From 8 x 10 Single To MX60 Doable. ST RICKLER'S. 'viewed with wonder by hundreds of pas- Dec i e d though just denouement takes _. .. i.:l tl _.„_ '^,,4. „# nf^.V.4. T^nnl. I * __._. denly gave them fo.rm and expression. It is computed by scientists that, since one-third of a second suffices to produce an "impression," in 100 years a man must have collected in his brain 9,407,280,000 copies of impressions; or, if wo take off one-third of the timo for sleep, 6,311,520,000, This would give 8,155,760,000 separate waking impressions to the man who lives to the age of CO years. Allowing n weight of four pounds to the brain, and deducting one-fourth for blood and vessels and another fourth for external integument, it is further computed that eachgnliri of brain substance must contain 205,543 traces or iraprea- oions—All (lip Year Round. A Drrani Deflufil. " Is a dream it BI4JJ1 of anything? Why, yea, undoubtedly. U.ia a sign of lifuin thn dreamer, and that luiia oot ask'ep all over. Some of tho ortpuw of tlio complex briiiu iuo act!vi', carrying on tlio proceaa ut thought without cuidiinco of tlwwilt A dri'am ia siusjily tho r«sult of Uttgukk-4 'M5«Jital aotiiw, ami tha Hftl'iWj u( tha 4<i'aiw iti[»fi-li ,'ii «?h<tt |<%si uf tf>fi liiijrj la en ii>*\ Ir r^s I^s jux bab'v ui4hti*s; K, fv « t;v(' u<n in ifl a fi * < 5'i A f* <"*< ', <>' sengers until it was out of sight.—Rock Springs (Wy. T.) Independent place. WALLACE OPERA HOUSE! OCT. 2nd, AND MUSICAL NOVELTY COMPANY! i -:- Site •:• Comet -:• Oct. 3,4, 6, "Fretk Joies" -IN— Carl, the Outcast; For a short timo we are going to boom and advertise our business by giving to every purchaser of Fifteen Dollars worth of goods a Fine Large Crayon Portrait, framed in a heavy Gilt and Bronze Frame. There is not a family but possesses some 'picture of Father, /" Mother, Brother or Sister, which they would like to hare reproduced in a life-like and durable manner. ( Call at once and see SPECIMEN at our store Onr stock is .always fresh aod Complete. Our prices as< low as tbjL.loweBt.__And.wo_^re determined to make Our Store Headquarters for everybody. - ( • Disowned and The Sea Waif, Scenery Elegant Costuiaes. and begin your purchases, and when you have bought Fifteen Dollars worth we shall be pleased to make you the portrait from any email picture you may desire. To secure one of these portraits it is necessary Joryoutobny a frame which we. will furnish same as sample to be seen at our store tor $2.50. ----- . These portraits are made ly the celebrated ACME COPYING CO, 302 Sf 304 West Van Ewert, St., Chicago, HI., whioh is a guarantee of quality of work we intend to give you. • of our prices aed see if we are not as poi as on? word when we say OUR PRICES ARE LOWER THAN THE LOWEST, Ladies' 50c Long Sleeves Swisa-Ribbed Vests at 35c. Lndies' Fleece Merino Vest and pauts, 50e goods at 40c. Ladies' Natural Wool Vests and Pants, 75c. worth $1.00. Children's Scarlet Vesfs and Pants, 25e, Man's'Shirts 44c- Ssspeuders 15c. Dress Flannels, all wool, 20c. Hemstitched Handkerchiefs 6c.; and everything iu the store in jBame ratio. BUTTERICK'S PA1TERNS w.'«r.f<; J 6'fjrj. TER *

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