Sterling Daily Gazette from Sterling, Illinois on October 7, 1889 · Page 2
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Sterling, Illinois
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Monday, October 7, 1889
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.livening Uazett 4-fp S H. L, JOHN, FiiblHhi>nj and Proprietor*. Om.ITSP.BD BT CABBIES. MONDAY. OCTOBKH 7, 1?.°». A i^wnn of the Great Strike. The London dockers' strike was the most remarkable event of tho kind in the history of later. The extraordinary feature of it was that the dock laborers should strike at all, and still raoro extraordinary it was that, bavins struck, they gained their point and had thoir wages raised. The London docker belongs to the very lowest and moat wretched class of laborers, partly by bis own fault, partly by the fault of the great corporations that employ him. He is one type of the fast throng of white slaves out of which civilization slowly squeezes tho life and the manhood. There is nothing In barbarism so degraded, BO apparently hopeless, as this lowest class, which is the product of civilization. Yet in every one of these creatures there is a desire for something higher and better. In the case of the London dockers they demanded something better, and, to the surprise of everybody; got it. How? We read that the dockers' cause was so jSst that they had the sympathy of 'the working people of Great Britain. Thousands of laborers in employments connected with theirs, who had not their grievances, went out with them. A spirit of restivenes» pervaded all the trades' societies on tho island. The tailors also struck; the bakers, the cab drivers, the railway employes and others were moved by the wave of dis- rontent and insurrection that floated from the London docks. The wave 'disturbed all England, even the millionaire ' noblemen who are kept awake nights trying to devise ways to spend their money. The strike was managed with consuni mate tact by the large brained, good tempered engineer who led it, Join Burns. He began his career as an engi neer; he will not end it as such. HP _is already a professional cxj>crt._an<l_ hi specially is condui'-tor of. hi rlkiai. : To Burns, as fur as it can be chu by any one man, is owing the success o -------- the great strike. " But there -is- a -deeper grander reason, for its success than th efforts of any one person, or any doze persons. That reason is this: The labor ere held together as one man, and th •working people of all Great Britain stood by them. That was why they succeeded. It was standing together, co-operation, that did it. . Utilizing this one idea, working people can rule the world. From their perfect union will grow a giant that all the capitalist* in Christendom cannot down. This is the thought of John Burns, in ~~ his attempt to form a federation of labor. 1 A Pr-iTi'icfsi Forrrn<<. Tho secondary storm movements mentioned nt the close of onr September forecasts will run their cour?o by the 1st or 2nd of October—will be at ended by rain in southern regions, turning most likely to aleet and snow in tho north, followed by cold., (So says Hov. Ira Hick, the Kt. Louis weather prophet. » The Brat storm period proper for October la centered on the nth, with the planet mercury central at a disturbing point on the 4th. This combination, especially during this Jovian time of general meteorological violence will in all probability produce storms which will call for watchfulness and care. Northwesterly atorma are apt to be severe, covering the lake regions and endangering navigation , from about the 3d to the 8th. Many parts of the country will moat likery be visited by heavy sleet during the storms of this period. About the first .genuine polar wave is likely to appear about this time, and to encounter retiring equatorlcal atornis toward the Atlantic coasts. Some cold days will follow, until the temperature reacts for minor storms"about the llth or 12tb. The appalling fuUillrnent of our calculations for the period in which we- write this forecast, September 10 to 15, together with the record going before it, confirms us In the belief that to a greater or less extent OetoUer disturbances will partake of the character of those preceding months, calling for promptness and care in gathering and storing the products of the season, and causing inland navigation to be prematurely precarious. We deprecate any radical departure from the usual methods, but insist upon vigil acne and a ready common-sense hold ing of the reins. We calculate that the period running from about the 16th to the 20th is one in which such care should be exercised. The 16th, nth, 18th and 19th are days in which general autumnal disturbances ought to pass eastward across the continent. The high barometer following these disturbances will give place to reactionary storms of energy-about-the—23d- and 24. A prompt and sharp reaction into frosty, cold days will follow. From about the 27th to 'November is a regular aud marked storm period. Be ready for such vicissitudes as follow such storms at such a season, and for the cold following the storms into November:—Havo 8 enro of-your fuol find your helpless, dependent fitoeh. Hi" -viii.v-" Knii'.i.v fir hi-' * ii ^ ' |,o flui.i. iii-i f:iv.u-it" i>:i-tim» -\ •, t it of imUir.i; IHT- -V> : -i in tivn rip 1 t-<. i ( ins nir lar.L,''' liar-i of mm. L' clx'Kki, the author, who w.i3 nt'~Vn- st.intiiiopl" during th" cdebrati'm in honor of tli" birth of Mahomet, FOR of Amurath, the Turki-h emperor, in 1531, saw a ni:ri who liflixl wilh ease a beam of hewe.l wond thrw feet in diameter, and no I'V,'^ ami liyavy that ten men ,-^ Ul n —Would it not be a profitable investment for some one to build a summer resort hotel at Woodlawn Springs, and advertise |it as such over the country and In Chicago particularly V 'It would then, pay the street railroad to extend its line to that place. KOCH. FAL,L,M Jute. Once more the question ia discussed of cultivating jute in the southern states, since the cotton farmers in many localities nre .using cotton bagging for their bales rather than patronize the jute mills bagging trust. But cottou bagging ia not as well liked as the other, und now the farmers say: Why cannot we raise our own jute? Why not, indeed? It is true, in case they did, the product would have Btill to pass through the mills of the loathed combination, or, if other mills started upi it would riot bo long till they too joined the trust, but still a little thing- like that ought not to stand in the way of raising the raw material. Wo should be just, that much more independent of India and England. A calculation has- been made that jute can bo produced at a cost of one and a half cents a pound on tho same Boil that will grow hemp. ' Our improved machinery of culture would produce vastly more than is done by the rude and primitive methods of India. When tho mothers of the present generation of young peoplo were girls they used to do their hair in long curls, wear hooped gowns, tinkle on the piano and sing, "I love it, I love it, and who shall dare, chide me for loving that old arm chair." They gang, likewise, "The Last Good-by," "The Old Farm Gate" and "Home in tho Heart." In their school books, also, were tha poems of Miss Eliza Cook, who wrote tho BOUJJS named. Miss Cook and Mrs. Hemans had a little school of poetry all to themselves. -It was tho domestic school, chanting the praises of gentle, faithful family loves and-virtues. Well, Miss Eliza Cook, who wrote so many of these gentle, musical poems, whose name tho irreverent young generation hear with a half smile, has just died in England, at the age of 71. She baa been unable to do any literary Work for BO many years that few thought her to be living still. She received from the ernment a pension of $500 a @J-t-Regular meeting of the city fathers tonight. -t-Capt. Wm. Parker went to Chicago this morning. -*-Mr. H. II. Williamson went to Harmon this morning. •+-Mrs. Reuben Stone, of .Nelson, has gone to visit friends at Ida Grove, Iowa. -t-Mrs. Thome, who has been visiting friends here, returned to her home ; in Amboy this .morning. ,-t-J. V. HcCarty has the contract for making the excavation for the Eureka building (and began work on the job this, Monday, afternoon. -t-Leave all proper items for the EVENING GAZETTE with Lyle Atkins, news dealer and confectioner, in the post office building. ' tf -t-Owen ' Kelly, of Hume, Monday morning had the end of the second finger of his right band mashed in a cider press which rendered amputation ne~ cessary. Dr. Frank Anthony did the surgical work. H-Mr. J. P. Bussel met with quite an accident last Saturday afternoon, by falling fro a a load of hay. He struck, on his right shoulder, • breaking and dislocating same. He was attended by Drs. Anthony and Utley. All Hew Goods. Now we need winter underclothing and the only place to buy it, in all grades and styles, is at CHAS. A. C,LABK'S. WONDERFUL STRENGTH. were un.-il'le loromove it from iU resting place. The same man permitted a etono of l.-OO weight to !>•-.• placed upon his chest, whik- eight men who placed it therewith levers nml r.ipes seated themselves on tho top of it. Lci'bol<.ki adds: "Of tliH ho miido lijiht je-t." Thomas Tojiham, tho wonderful strong man of the past century, performed many astonishing fi-ats of strength. Ho was born at London in 1710. On the 2Sth day of May. 17-11, when Topham was 31 years of a^'O, ho gave tho most wonderful exhibition when, at Cold Bath Fields, near London, ho lifted three hogsheads of water, weighing 1.330 ixninds, in tho presence of thousands of people. • Dr. Dosagiilirrs. the expert called to witness lib feats, says in his report: With his fingers ho rolled up a very strong pewter dish in the same, manner and with as much ease as an ordinary man would a sheet of paper. Ho (struck an iron poker, a yard long and threo- fourths of an inch thick, across his bare arm, between tho elbow ami wrist, until tho instrument was bent BO us to nearly form a right anfrle. Taking another poker of the, samu kind across tho hack of his neck, lie bent it in the form of a horseshoe, and then made, it straight with his bare hands. * * * , Ho broke a hempen rope two inches in thickness, the same with which two horses had pulled a stone roller weighing 800 pounds, and afterwards lifted the roller itself with nothing but his hands and a chain fastened in a largo ring in tho side of the column. John Bray, a Cornishman, who lived about the same time, for a small wager carried six bushels of wheat and the miller, seated on top of tho sacks, a distance of 000 yards. In our own country W. B. Curtis, of New York city, lifted (in harness) 3.23!) pounds Dec. 20, 18G8. 11. Loussing lifted 1.38-1 pounds with tho hands alone, at Cincinnati, in 1880. Three years later D. L. Dowd, of Springfield, Mass., beat tho Cincinnati man's lift 58i pounds. . —Sterns~0arpfntei^—an—old- man-living at Granite Corners, .. N. Y., iu 1888, claimed to have shouldered a cannon weighing 1,400, and to have onco carried a box of scran iron weighing 1,900 pounds. "At the ago of 80 years, in 1883, he could grasp a 20-foot railroad rail in each hand and walk off with them. At Berthierville. Canada, Oct. 1, 1888, Louis t-ff rfr-jiliirulei' Borne trr.frt,le;; upon which 8.5'JO pounds of. pig iron reeled upon heavy timbers and succeeded in raising that enormous weight more than two inches fromMts resting place upon tho trestles. At Lynn, Mass., Dec. 13, 1884, C. O. Breed lifted a barrel of flour 240 times with one hand in one minute. The total weight lifted in that sixty "seconds amounted to 56,680 pounds, over twenty-eight tons. It is doubtful if this has ever been excelled. All the above re- markablo fads have been placed on record.—John W. Wright in St. Louis Republic. Our (Dress Goods Sale for the past'two weeks has been a GREAT SUCCESS, and rue shall continue at the same prices Underwear for Gent's, at 23c, worth 40c. Underwear for Children, at 8c, worth 15c. Admission £5, 35 and SO Cents. ls.ofAiBricailio at 6.J cts.' per yard. Children's Wool Hose at lOc a pair Men's Wool Hose 8c a Pair. 5 ff*> %0>B F1CU LINE. ARE YOU READING THE Small Ads til His F.vrnlng Gnzettel Valuable Information to Boarding HOONC Keepers. Do you want boarders? If you do you can easily secure vhem by putting a "want" in the EVENING GAZETTE. It will cost you but 10 cents for S. lines. Ws j : _ OVERCOATS . at a great sacrifice. Boys' aid ChilWs flats and Caps, Fall Style Derby Hats at $1.35 apiece. A ^ ' —-— -J. , NEW YORK STORE,, Qncl t>oor South of Post Office. WALL PAPER BARGAINS, Remnants as Low as 3 cts. a roll. White Blanks as low as 6 cts. Nice Gilt Papers at (0 cts. Ingrains 10 to 20 cts. Very handsome Gilt Papers I5^lo 25 cts. Borders equally cheap. These prices only to make room for new goods. AT STRICKLER'S. Mrs. J. C. Croly ("Jenny June") has started, in New York the publication of o bi-mouthly called The Woman's Cycle. It will deal especially with women from the associaiioual point of view, women united with other persona of their own or the opposite sex in business, in clubs, in educational and benevolent organiza- tioas. Mrs. Croly hopes her publication will help to jqiu isolated unite into a grand la the trial of Henry 8. Ives, it was tha evideuco ttgiiiflnt him of his ai clerk, WooimiT, that ro- th* i*l« : r way, SNJ that the- jury Jia- 'ii ^ i O? < US'. Is tlJJ^ i.i'tt \^ iu it Mtucolar FoaU of Men of Ancient and Modern Times. Venetiahello, the Italian rope walker, although a man of short stature,.was celebrated throughout Europe as the strongest man of the Sixteenth century, He daily performed with a hard wood beam twenty feet long and a Jpot square. This beam was a heavy load f6r two men of average build, yet this Liliputian prodigy would walk about hia exhibition grounds with it standing upon end on his shoulder, juggler fashion, and shift it from one shoulder to the other without the aid of his hands Nicholas Klunher, another Sixteenth century athlete, living at-.Misnia, Thuring, brought from a cellar a cask or hogshead of wine containing 252 gallons, without the aid of pulleys or ropes, and afterwards deposited it in a wagon. G«orge le Feur, the German writer, mentions this extraordinary feat in his writing, and even gays that the affidavits of persons who witnessed the removal of the cask were then extant. "I have seen a man," Bays Mayolus, the Italian bishop, "in the town of Aste, who, in the presence of, the Marquis of Peacura, handlud 11 pillar of marble three feet long and one foot square, which he cast high in tins air, then received it upou hia arm*, then throw it up again as easily us if H had been u cutum bull." Cardan writvn that ho once (jaw a man dancing with two full prown men in his aruid, ami with one seated upon each nhuuldkT ami the llfih eiiugii.lg uruuud his nt-ck, HT ti .auu Mii'UK-i*. ii'iiat of S<i\^, ff £<>i,i< MS>V>:I t r <- *u , L .>f I'i'i'. • t i lii tn *»( ** Gqetlie B» Host. In his last yeara Goethe had become monosyllabic and serious and was also at times very forgetful. One afternoon a hussar from Weimar came riding rapidly into Jena and drew bridle at the door of tho professor. This hussar was the bearer of a note from Goethe to Voigt, in which tho doctor \vss prcsstingly invited to come to Goethe that same evening, and it was added that a carriage would come for Voij;t in about an hour. Voigt naturally gladly obeyed tho summons and was driven to Weimar to wait upon tho poet. Arrived at Goethe's well known room Voigt found there, in addition to Goethe himself, Reimer, the poet's secretary; Eckermand, afterward tho poet's Boswell, and one or two other men whose names are unrecorded. They were all sitting around a table and Goetho wore a green shade over his eyes. No one spoke a word, but each man hail before him a bottle of red wine. Voigt wished to announce himself and to inquire what were his excellency's command's, but Reitnor whispered to him quietly: "Hush] Excellency is thinking." Silence again settled down upon the party and the men sipped their wine noiselessly. At last, at 10 p. m., tha party broke up, Goethe dismissing his friends with his usual formula, "I wish my friends a good night." The next morning excellency could remember nothing about tho invitation to Voigt. Some idea must have crossed the poet's mind which made him desirous of seeing and speaking with the professor, but the idea had vanished and left no trace. BO that Voigt returned to Jena without having learned why he had been so suddenly and needlessly summoned to Weimar.— Athenaeum. ll An '-liter \m Trade! AND IF. LOW PRICES AND , GOOD GOODS mean anything, I am siir« of It. I AM »KtMSO MOKK MOODS FOR THE HAMK AMOUNT OF MOW- BY THAN AMY HWUHK 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 und satisfaction guaranteed. Fine lea 1 hex work a specialty. WM. BOKIINEU, GAZETTE Office OOM THE BIGGEST A look through my stock will convince you of of this fact. I am .not iRlTlng away goods, bu» do kuow that My Prices are Lower than others that Advertise Low Prices. at rock Pure Sugars and bottom Syrups prices. Choice Coffees, Teas, and Unadulterated Spices. IANTEL3 TILE FLOORS AND FIRE PLACE GOODS AT JK»I»i:U.\Tl: I'UK'KS. fflPOV \Vo curry tho Inrffioat and ft IT A I in on CO.lil'LKTli stock and •*••«• iiiot.lorl-li.ul nrUitlc nud HHS'r i!u- flgii. In tlilM country. Wo shall be vlrawod to corrcnpond with Intend' Inn purchaser* or InvHo Inspection of our com- pleto Btook. Wo aro inimufacturora. O.J.l.fieyer&SonsCe!. 307-309 WABASH AVE.. CHICAGO, ILL. Zn. "World.. Also; the Wonderful Comicality, half Pantomime, half Comedy HE-SHE--HIM AND HER, With thfl World Kenowned llumpty Dumpty Clown, GKE30. 25C. -^3D^.1^LS, In the leading role. A HTA!MI>AIU» (SUCCESS IS THE LARGEST O1TIKS. IT- (Successorsto E. O. Cook.) MILWAUKEE BEER, "Select" "JZxport" "Bohemian" and "Lager Beer." (Alaothe "Best" Tonlo extract of malt and hops) WAUKEGAN ALE AND PORTER, in kegs and cases. Opposite 0. B. & Q. Depot, Locustj Street, I A CHANGE. SUCCESSORS TO Q. A. Oliver. STATIONARY Plug Tobacco 30 to 50c per Ib. Fine Ont and Smoking at lower prices than you have ever bought at before.. Fine Out Chewing at 35 to 50c per pound. The Old Time Fine Out at 50c, that others are selling at 65 to 75 cts. for no better. I have the exclusive Bale of this tobacco in Sterling. The Best Combination Coffees at 30 and 36 cts. per Ib. Cheaper grades in •stock. Make no mistakes In buying FLOUR! I am Belling the b«st that Is sold lu Sterling at II 8010 »l «. A good second grade Flour at »l.oo per Back. Winter Wheat Patent at *1.K per sao.k. ,Doi>'t nay*l.&oto*l.Wfor sociUlml Fancy i'al- ent wUeu you cau get the same at Ji.35 Good Japan Tea at 30c per pcmnd. . A Four Wheel Express Wagon given nway with oitu pound Baking. Powder. A pound i>l (,'Jiwice Tts*. If you- with to Save Money on. nil you buy, call ott Men's Scarlet and White Eibbed Vests and Drawers 60c each, sold everywhere at 75c. Men's Heavy Tuxedo Kibbed $1.25, cheap at $1.50.' Ladies' Long Sleeve Jerseys, Eibbed 35c, worth 50c. Children's Scarlet 25c, worth 40e. Ladies'Regular made Brown Fleeced Hose, 25c . Ladies' White Fleeced Merino Vests and Pants 40c, cheap at 50c 20 inch Rhadame Silk 76c, worth $1.00. • 54 inch Tricots 50c, worth Y5c. . - . . English Cashmeres, 4 wool, lOc. Ladies' Directorie Jackets, $5.50. Ladies'Seal Phish Jackets, $13.00. _ Ladies' Sealette Cloaks, $22.00. Ladies' 40 inch Seal Plush Sacquea, $19.00. Ladies' Reversible Beaver Shawls, $2.50.' • Childrens Cloaks, with Cape, $1,25. We carry the Largest Stock of Dress Goods, Cloaks, Underwear, Shawls, fro., in Sterling. 35 years experience makes the VOICES fttGHT. Cfayoo Portraits with every purchase'of $15,00 BUTTKKICK'S PATTKiiNS ~f&^ >.«i 9*£ J>^e^ ,

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