Sterling Daily Gazette from Sterling, Illinois on September 24, 1889 · Page 2
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Sterling, Illinois
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Tuesday, September 24, 1889
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f thn .. r t!, r! Ba iS SB 3S B IT Ac g s. 5 « H , war. <>.,,,.., wa rtaf<vj si cam" i-p civil r>'~->\ ,1 r ,nh ( -,f pjm-TrnT ! U-rrit'-irii"!, n';<! rf* of froM flii<i sil What They !r>rlivv<!i>.!U who tra^rte much by tvvrs gn< \ <itrrx't. curs h.T3 aroused ™ hv observing what people rCT-rt OB a journey. In respect to their read- tog propensities, he divides the human race into thrco classes— Rirte. men and boys. Men read newspapers. Men ore the largest clasa both of travelers and read- era Wluiterrr else they are ignorant of, they know what is goingon in the wortii, and can talk about it. Tho half how's ride in the street car in the morn- Ing is utilized to glanca over the telegraphic dispatches, from a baseball game to a religious convention. At evening. going home, the man unfolds his newspaper again, either tin evening journal or, if he is a poor working man, the half read ono of the morning. His Interest takes in the world. Bays read the dima story papers up to tb» age of 15 or 10. Then they too take to the newspaper. In all his observations the traveler does not remember to hava Been more than two men reading novels. Girls, on the contrary, read novels Bjjjveraally, and the trashier they are the more common- Novel reading and gam chewing seem somehow to go to- golliOT. They are a phase in the average girl's life. Sometimes a girl has a story paper, but generally it is a novel with a paper back. "That's why women never know anything," said the stony hearted observer. "If I ever see a girl perusing the news columns of a journal. I know at once she is a girl of brains and Intelligence. But this is rare. I judge ' the race by what it reads." "How about old ladies?" "Old ladies don't usually read much at anything at all." mrins "f iH Into th» n»w about Hi:- tun" ver in wvcral lo. Tho povrmil.'llt vn-ihPd trn<TS into ne^r dWrirls rr.t n hli:=t]"d n.l.iitk'nal p^t.s, a j,,i t!, 9 re. I rnmi saw tho handwriting on tho wall. H" t-rnli-s-1 that ho would bo overrun nnl-ws t.h" ninvpinont rould Iw rb»<-kod, nr.d thVvnriom trills burial their ililTorenres for the time hcing;, and nnitcd nil tlwir energies on'tlio rno olijwt of drivinR tho white man hark The- nunibnr of emigrants, land bmk- enl " rr(>: ,»H'ters nnil scouts kill'-d between MftV, 1?*>S, anil th» campaign which closed withCustor's (loath will never bo known. It was impossible for any ono to spcuro flRurcs. *! ' «•>•, f. Tli V li th '-I.Y The Power of Switzerland. It would not be so easy for Germany to Crwl* t!i6 Swiss &r, nx:~!:t tv; ?Tp?? fr "' The Italisui_ general,, Corte, sayg^heir •ririle and patriotic education and their national training .in the use of tho rifle would make them a formidable enemy. Further: la my opinion the Swiss, ir they are united and eooipact, nro Invulnerable hi the upper portion of titnlr COOBITT And It must not be forgotten that la thS» portion they dominate tb» Bhone. tho Bhloo and the Tessin. A Qerman army that would have Switzerland with It could easily threaten I^yons and turn tho defensive works re- cecity constructed by the Preach parallel with tho Voegea. But, on tho other hand, a French army that ooold count upon the aid of the Swiss ' woojldt ba ablo from tho Lako Constancy to turt nU Oto defenses of the Germans on the borders ol ti» Ehlno mad threaten tho upper valley of the Danube. It could also fall upon Italy by ths routes of Slmplon, Balut-Qothard and tboGrloona Even if Germany should attack Swit' eerland, the Swiss could hold themaelvea secure in, their mountains in any case long enough for tlu> French army to come to their assistance. He thinks it extremely unwise for Bismarck to antagonize the Swiss. Ho says: It U beyond a doubt that IB the present state of Europe, with the triple alliance on the one hand nod the tacit or apparent union of France and Buffila on tho other, the military action of Bwlt oertand must exerclne a preponderant influence upon tno result of the war iti caso the confederation should becompetlwl to abandon Its neutrality That was a melancholy story of the suicide by hanging of a man who had once been a respected ami widely known insane asylum superintendent. Be had been In the company of lunatics so long that their vagaries finally fastened themselves upon him, and he too became in- Bane. Years of rest and quiet failed to core him. Re hanged himself while out of hia mind tt is by no means uncommon for attendants and keepers who have been about the insane for many years to Iw^come at last as crazy aa those they take rare of. and end their days in the very asylums where they have kept \ watch and ward over others. They seem •omehow at length to lose the fine discrimination between the normal and abnormal manifestations of the human mind, and this is the effect of constant association with lunatics. In one sense, there is a deadly contagion in insanity. The hue and cry about foreign vessels carrying nearly all the freight and passengers that leave our shores does not amount to so much after all. Much American money U represented in the great steamships, although they do fly foreign flags. The worst feature of it is that their craws and officers are almost wholly foreigners, and American lads thus can rarely team seamanship and go to eea. Even in our coasting trade tho crews and laborers are largely foreigners. Many Scandinavians are found Among them, descendants of the Vikings. It must be remembered, however, on the ether hand, that few native Americans would work for the pay that is given to steamer crews. In New York a man says he is going east when he goes to Maine. Ia Dakota A man who makes a journey to Chicago. E»ya he ie going east At Cincinnati people go to the tax west when they take a trip to Kansas City. And The Kansas City Timea announced lately that Speaker Carlbla hod just retained to that city froED an extended tour in the west. Where S» tho east, and where ia ti»» west to t£a* country, snyiww? The costraat between the quJok dia- poasi of the MayMck poUonkig ctu& in iiie -courts of jaatiesa iu England twi<i the laggard ajstl tortaaas course of tfa* Croats - BHirfsr trai iu thv UultcJ 8tet«J to ifi- •feiKitt** to Jumarkaia*, if oat ptaaaktg. Men were butchered sir-sly, in pnirs find by fives anil Wins n'.onn a frontier n thousand miles in length, and not ono cft.<*> in ten was •rer recorded in the public prints. It was tho beginning of tlio end, and five years RRO the power of tho red mfin was broken and he was compelled to yield to the inevitable. I was sent to Fort Laramip, in Wyoming territory, early in tho summer of lSi», hnv- tng accepted tho position of government scout, and I held thnt position ftll through the troubles of tho next four years. It may be inferred, therefore, that I had my full share of close calls and narrow escapes. As »oon as fresh troops arrived at thnt and other forts, and tho work of subduing tho Indians began In earnest, every redskin who could handle a gun was put into the field. Indeed, boys no more than 13 years of nge, armed with bows and arrows, had the opportunity to show their mettle, and I knew of several flghto in which the younger squaws took part. It was a case of do cr die with tho Indian, and he sacrificed his pride and his legends that ho might hold his own against the white soldiers. I carried dispatches between Julesburg and Laramio, and between Laramie and Fort Fetterman, and outaiue of this accompanied detached bodies on expeditions or scouted ou my own account. There was never a day of rest, and never a day when ono felt sura that he would live to see the sun go down. Soldiers were killed withm a mile of the gates of the fort, and tho place was so constantly under surveillance that it was hardly possible to get in or out without being flred upon. The strangest adventure of the whole war befell mo in July, 18CC, and there was a mystery connected with it which has not been solved to this day. I had been out with a detached command of 100 cavalry, which had scented along the north fork of the Platte east from Laramio to the Cooper mountains. These mountains are the beginning of the Black Hills, chain. On the east side of the mountains we turned to the north, rode for two days and the cavalry then made a halt for B day and retired to Julesburg. The object was to cover as much territory as possible and give the Indians to understand that wo were aggressive. I had to report to the commander of Fort Laratnie, 2** fimtmrf r,f nttnrning and ascending the Platte, I dediUtJ to try for'a pass through the Copper-muuiitains, my f.-.llow scouts UHV-. Ing told me that several existed. I left the cavalry camp soon nft»r dark, it being about twenty miles east of the mountains. We had been dogged by Indians for two days, and I made my start at night to throw them off the scent. I had a jet black horse, speedy tad Intelligent, and the risk was not so groat, providing I did not run into a Email baud by accident. For tho first two miles out of camp I walked my horse, both of us watching and listening. HU senses were sharper than mine, and all of a sudden he came to a dead halt and pointed his nose to the west, like a dog flushing a bird. That meant danger. He had been trained down fine before I got him, and was to be depended on as much as it he could speak. I was no sooner oil his back than he lay down, and I had scarcely crouched besido him when three Indians, monntod on ponies and heading to the east, passed us to the right ou a walk. The nearest one was not over ten feet awny, and I plainly scented tho tobacco from his pipe. The ground was broken, With masses of rock outcropping hero and there, and it would have taken sharp eyes to detect us even at that short distance. I heard them mumble and mutter as they passed on, and not until ten minutes after Uie footsteps of the ponies died away in the distance did we rise and proceed. Had my horse been on tho gallop, or had he been ten seconds later in discovering the redskins, I might not have got away. Half an hour after daylight, having met with no further adventure, I was at tho base of the mountains, striking the range seventeen miles from its southern end, and at * place which has since been named Crook's Pass. I bad little fear of finding Indians in the mountains, unless it was a body passing through the gap. As soon as I was secure from the prairie I made a flro, got ready my coffee, and rested for two hours. Then I set out to reach the other side of the range, where I would either stay by until night or posh on for Laramio, according as the signs indicated. The pass for the first half mile was fair enough, for a wagon. After that it was scarcely possible for a saddle horse to make his way. It wns difficult to tell which was the main pass and which the branches, and when about half way over the mountain I came to a spot where I was: completely stuck. The pass I had been following was now split into three, each one seeming to be the main pass, and, as thero was nothing to guide me, I had to take one of them at a venture. If it was not the right one, I must return and take auother. I went'to the left, and, after going a few roda, found the pass or cut overgrown with bushes, and badly choked up by a fall of rock. The cut was from twelve to twenty feet wide, twisting about like a creek, but gradually leading upward. The height of the bank on each Bide was from fifty to two hundred f™;t, and the mountain was so densely wjiianA that the path was in semi-darkness. I got my horse over tho obstructions which blocked the way and proceeded on for half a mile without finding any great change in the general character of the pass.. Then it suddenly swerved to the left and debouched into tt cove of about two acres in extent, which nature had BO walled in that the most agile Indian would have been put to his trumps to find o spot where the wall could be scaled. It would have been more in keeping with nature and tho surroundings hod the cove been full of water, as small lakes of that kind are frequently found in the mountains, but it was not only solid earth, but so fertile that the eweet grass was knefl high and there were flowers without number. Ek'fore setting foot on the grass 1 saw that this was the end of the pass I had followed, and that I must return. I decided to list the horse graze for a while, however, and it was only after I had turned him loose that I caught sight of what appeared to be all emigrant wagons standing •gaiiist tho further wall. I was not sure of their character until I had made half the distance, and it was only wheu 1 got close up that I discovered why they looked «o queer. Their canvas tops had turned black and rotted away, and were now in rags and streaming out in the bros'za. The woolwork of the wag-jna had turned gray, tho tires of the wb«:l» luuj rusted until thu iron waa aimoet eatatt away.aj^l whtm I took hold of thu hind whaelof «w <>* U:« vthn.-k* aud gave it a tlw .*jx'>ku<* Ml u!i<I the wagon came •itabutg Uowu afui.l ti ck'Uit of tli^»t. TStxsre waa something «-> growwiuw »1>J lynwrtooa Ui juy tuul U;jil ! wanted to run w^?.~ I s£vvmUi h&vt' ii-fr'n no I/Kir*? •»mi t i m wtirmis. and I r'- Yi.u onn tnr.llv r th.-ws v,>hii'!<»;. T hind tho i.'li'-r n . drawn, ami I'h-sii:'il "I" tlii'in w:is p years li.-i-l ',.7""" I'}' ""'"'•' l '"">' WCT there. I f!i'"ild SDV Umt. it wnulil lake at least t>'n years to brinp iiNnit su< h decay ns I KIW in thi'iii. They were;:.? and heavy, ini-.itoot the !»--'- materials, and yet a shako would have brought any of them to tho grown'!I began with the first wngon, and I can easily recall the contents of e:\ch. Tho first wngon was pilivl full of hnrnews, or tho remains of them. .Time. nn<l fltvny hnrl left little oxoept the buckles, anil they were badly rusted. ' I should say the heap contained tho harnesses of at least a dozen tennis. In the Beconil wagon worn a chest, two iron kettles, a jug, and a henp of mold which probably represented clothing. I hauled the chest out and kicked it apart, but the contents had gone to mold, except in the case of fifty Mexican silver dollars, whieh had probably been in a buckskin bag. The third wagon also held a chest, but I found nothing of value In it. I found in this wagon the rusted remains of several picks and shovels and heaps of mold which represented either clothing or provisions. The fourth wagon wns empty. The fifth contained picks and shovels and a rough wooden box. From this box I rescued a small one made of tin, and I broke that open to find ?40 in state bank bills, a rude mapevidently representing the Copper mountains and neighborhood, and four five dollar American gold pieces. . The fifth wagon had evidently been stored with provisions, but I found nothing but mold. In the sixth were three chests, two shovels, three picks, tho barrel of a rifle, a rusty as and a keg which held whisky. In one of tho three big boxt>s I found a silver tobacco box containing $00 in Mexican gold and a note or description. It had been written on heavy paper and with good ink, but some of tho words bad faded entirely away and others had to bo guessed. Tho following Is the copy I made of it upon m y return to Fort Laramio: • there will * * ' about twenty, and ltt » . . you should take precautions Have Captain Jim see that • • • powder and lead • • • three months or more same general direction • * • about due north from » » • must act for • pect • • • from man I send. The letter was unsigned, and BO much of it was illegible that wo could only guess at the general tenor. There had been a private expedition ' from Kansas years before. Tho party had sought shelter, in tee mountain volley. They bod killed a portion if not all their live stock for food. Then the men had departed, but never one had returned to civilization to tell tho tale. All may have been wiped out in tho main pass or at the base of tho mountain, or some may have died in tho cave. Hnd the Indians ever found tho wagons they would Iiavb~"~plunu'ere<V' boruod thtui. i The Ji«'t J-hat they had not only deepened tho mystery. I had notice of the discovery, published far and wide in tho west, and ou two occasions guided parties to the covo that further examinations might be mado, but to this day the fate of those people U a mystery.— New York Sun. B. PKTLEY«Co's Mill TOP 11IETL1 "Varnished Board," Every 5 yards marked B. Priestley & Co. We place on seSe "Lager .Brer," (Also thn ..jst" Tonic extract, of mail. runt hops) WAUKEGAN ALE AND PORTER, in kegs .'imi case?.. Opposite o. n.. ( - it ( if llhll •Iti.n... - Q- !>' P»t, lrf»rn*f. This line of goods, all warranted to be Bilk Warp Henrietta: 42 inches wide at $1.25 per yard ; 40 in/chea wide at $1.15; 38 inches wide at 95c. 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. 38 inch Brilliantines Alapaca, 42c. 54 inch, all wool, Dress Flannels, latest shades. 49e per yard. 40 inch Tricots at 37o per yard. 40 inch, all wool, Ladies' Cloth at 25c. SUCCESSORS TO Silks! Bilks! Silks! Colored, all silk, Gros Grains at 75c per yard. The best wearing Black Gros Grain Silk, 20 inches wide, 90c per yard. Colored Ehadames at 83c per yard. All Silk Surahs at 59c per yajrd. O. A. Oliver. BOOKS, STATIONERY and Wall Paper. tin' Circuit Court i:f I'fM •Id it', l!m <'•'"!!•! \\<w--> in hitr-aMn Cnnnty, ou t\w ndVhirhVii'iti.H=ti!l I'"-"' IJVUHKN )'. DR, A. W. OFFICE OVER Oetling&r's Clothing /Store. Femaie and Children'* Wpcclnlty. a 81-ni3 A GLANCE Throvgh onr stock nf cloths will bo a revelation to yon. Enough of the extremely fashionable in fancy plaide to meet tho taste 01 thoee who care to wear them. Plenty of tho plain solid cvlored for dresa and old age, with a great variety of the neat, qniot things that most men choose. The attractiveness of onr goods is mirrored in the radient smiles ol onr patronfl, and shown in their tasteful apparel. JACOB EISELE5 Morolinnt ''"«U«>r SEE THE ISvery tiling- a,s The mystery to many people how the scourers of old clothes can make them look almost as good as new is explained in The American Analyst as follows: Take, for instance, a shiny old coat, vest or pair of pants, of broadcloth, cassi- mere or diagonal. The scourer makes a strong, warm soapsuds and plunges the garment into it, souses it up and down, rubs the dirty places, if necessary puts it through a pecond suds, then rinses it through several waters, and hangs it to dry on the Una When nearly dry, he takes it in, rolls it up for an hour or two, and then presses it. An old cotton cloth is laid on the outside of the coat, and the iron passed over that until the wrinkes are out; but the iron is. removed before the steam ceases to rise from the goods, else they would ha shiny. Wrinkles that 'are obstinate are removed by laying a wet cloth over them and passing tho iron over that. If aijy shiny places are seen they are treated as the wrinkles are— the iron is lifted, while the full cloud of steam rises and brings tho nap up with it. Cloth should always have a suds made specially for it, as if that which has been used for white cotton or woolen clothes lint will be left in the water and cling to the cloth. In this manner we have known the same coat and pantaloons to be renewed time and again, aud have all tho look and feel of new garments. Good broadcloth and its fellow cloths will bear many washings, and look better every time because of them, Deestrick Skule." NEW YORK STORE. T)oor SoiTtli of JPost Office. ' A Novel Clock. Mr. C. J. Sampson, of Dover, formerly of Monson, has given some striking illustrations of the possibilities of sluto in ornamental work. He has completed a clock set in an elaborately ornamented case twenty-one inches wide, twenty- seven inches high and six inches deep, all except tho movement of which is made of slalo from the Brownsville quarries. The face is elate lined with red satin. Tho hands-and figures are also of theeamo material overlaid with gold leaf. At the moment of striking and at the end of every half hour a musical attachment is set in motion and plays a lively air. It ia capable of dispensing four tunes. Upon the front or opening is represented an alcove or arched recess, in which Father Time may be seen reclining, with his scythe and glass at hand. In the rail and forming part of it, on the top, on the right and left are' angelic figures, while the whole is surmounted by a harp. The front comers of the base show two human forms, and in the rear are two deer. Birds rest on the rail or fence at the front.—Lewiatou Journal. Well done with good materials for Harper's, Centary and all other magazines and periodicals. Fine binding for works issued in parts. All kinds of blank books made to order and satisfaction guaranteed. Fine lea'her work a specialty. WM. BOEHNER, GAZETTE Office 24. IHucovored at "John, did you nuiil that letter I wrote to mother three weeka agof' "Yes, dear." ........ ---------- "Strange she didn't get it." (Pause, during which John strives to disappear.) "John, did you put a stomp ou it!" "R-no, darling."— Harper's Bazar. Accepted Suitor— Won't you find it awkward when you meet your other two husbands iu heaven? Interesting Widow— I do not expect to w»t either of them there.— l>iu>eer In Cider. Dr. Oliver, of Havre, advises people to bo careful-in--drinking cider if they would , avoid typhoid fever. French cider is made, as a rule, with stagnant water, the microbes in which do not perish >during the fermentation. The fever germa thrive upon the juice or the apple. In proof of this Dr. Oliver offers tho fact that typhoid ia more prevalent in Normandy, the great cider making district, than in any other part of France. —Once a.Week. HLE FLOORS AMD FIRE PLACE GOODS AT MOIM'.R.VTK PltlCF.S. \V<- cnny the largest End mom <:O!HI>lit/CIS ctocte and iii'mt ortglnul irttHtlc niid KF.ST de!;;:>* Iu tlilH country. Wo shall be iileattfil < a correspond with Intend* 'us purchiiHcr.''or invite Inspection of our com 4 jieio Btoclr. We an. umuufacturers. 307-309 W»IU$H AVE.. CHICAGO. ILL. All the Ldio From 8 x 10 Single To 34 x 60 Double. ST RICKLER'S. WALLACE OPERA HOUSE! OCT. 2nd, AND MUSICAL NOVELTY COMPANY! t -:• Silver •:• Corset -:- Superb Oct. 3,4, 6, V "Franlie Jones' Cari, the Outcast; Disowned and The Sea Waif. For a short time we are going to boom and advertise onr 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 onr store Our stock is always fresh and Complete. Onr prices aa low as the lowest. And we are determined to make Our Store Headquarters for everybody. Special Scenery -:AND:- and begin your purchases, and when you have bought Fifteen Dollara worth we shall bo pleased to make yon the portrait from any small picture yon may desire. To secure one of these portraits it is necessary for you to buy a frame which we will furnish same as sample to be seen at onr store tor $2.50. These portraits are made by the celebrated ACME COPYING CO, 302 $ 304 West Van, Bur en, St., Chicago, III., which is a guarantee of quality of work ive intend to give you. Note son of oor prices and see if we are not as pod as our word when we say OUR PRICES ARE LOWER THAN- THE LOWEST. Ladies' 50c Long Sleeves Swiss Ribbed Vests at 35c, Ladies' Fleece Merino Vest and pants, fiOc goods at 40o. Ladies' Natural Wool Vests and Pauls, 75c. worth $1.00. Children's Scarlet Vests and Pants, MSe. Men's' Shirts 44c. Suspenders !5c. Dress Flannels, all wool, 20c. Ik-msiiiehed Handkorchieia 5c.; and everything iu the tstoro in Batne ratio. BimTERICK'S PATTKRN8 . ONLY.

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