Sterling Daily Gazette from Sterling, Illinois on October 10, 1889 · Page 2
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Sterling, Illinois
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Thursday, October 10, 1889
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.110. ££ TSUB2WB J ,. JO eta, I Per Treat 1 ..- DHT.m».sai> B Istr.:?<l lsU«r. TEUR5DAY, OCTOBER 11, 1S51. en n li" nn. mo<!'-vn tin count:! of th -. <if n p"!i- i;vr nnpil • to do tl\' «-,. They : tni'ited C,T :'.n nr a rr- of Bron-n, hansel in ^finnosotft, cold his bodr to pliThicians for di;~cciinn for $10, nnJ directed the price IIP pivr-n to a young womnn to whom h» w;m nttachrd. It -n-ouM bo intrTfstint; to know wlint s»ort of n keepsake she will purchr\=!f> with the rnoncr. Triumphs of Modern Surgery. In rtie October Harper, Dr. W. "W. Kc^n narrates some of tho achievements of mo'icrn surgery that rend liko a story of magic. At the earae time, it is pud- dening to recall that the most marvelous progress has only been maiWWlthin the last fifteen years, since the cloSo of our cMl war. If our army surgeons had known the modern operations!, the life •would have been saved of many a gallant fellow who went to join tho army of the invisible. The remarkable progress of recent surgery dates from the liberal application of antiseptics. An antiseptic is, in brief, a chemical preparation which counteracts the tendency to putrefaction. Earth, air and water are full of microbes, billions Upon billions of them. Wherever there is a scratch or abrasion of the skin, these fasten like fiends upon the unprotected flesh, and like fiends destroy it. They cause inflammation, suppuration, gangrene. Antiseptics destroy tho microbes. A modern surgeon cleanses his instruments, his bandages, his hands and nails, and tho wound Itoelf, in nntiflopties, before he undertakes an operation. The difference between the new and old processes is this: Under the old the patient had surgical fever after a serious operation or amputation, and did not re* cover under a month, if he recovered at I antl a all. By the new process the operation is I tency—if we performed under ether, there is no "surgical fever," because the putrefaction germ spores are excluded, and in from five to ten days the patient is well. Dr. Keen says the world is indebted perhaps .to Sir_ Joseph Linter more than to any other for improvements in the treat ment of wounds. Since these improvements have been introduced the per cent. of deaths in amputations has been reduced from 53 to 5. :.._....--.— Reading onrefully Dr. Koeiva account, It almost-looks'as .though In lime our surgeons would be able to remove any part of a man's body, perform an operation on him and put the part back and • have him sound and well, better than before, in a few days. They can chisel out a piece of a human skull one or two inches in diameter, remove a tumor from the brain beneath it and then put it back in place, where it will grow fast and be sound and tight. While the surgeons are removing the tumor the piece of skull bone reposes in a cup filled with a warm antiseptic, whoso temperature must not fall below 100 degs. to 105 degs. The bone may even bo kept from its place so long as two hours with safety. The cases of persons afflicted with gallstones and kidney disease are no longer hopeless. A whole kidney, the gall bladder itself, has been removed, and the patient has lived and /recovered. The greatest progress, Dr. Keen says, has been made with operations of the head and abdominal cavity. If a man received a gunshot wound in his intestines the old fashioned surgeon gavo him opium and let him die in peace. The modern surgeon opens the cavity, removes the ball, uses the antiseptic dressing and lets him get well. To American surgeons belongs the credit of improving greatly the treatment of wounds in the stomach and bowels. • Yet a more magnificent field than all Js gradually opening before our scientific medical men. To illustrate: A patient will be stricken with paralysis of an arm or hand; ho will, perhaps, have convulsions.. Tho surgeon will examine his case critically. lie will presently decide that the trouble is owing to a tumor or derangement of a given part of the brain. The gatiert is etherized, his ukull is trepanned and the brain found ' to be diseased just where tho man of science predicted. Science has decided that particular portions of the brain control particular p6rtions~or~fTre~l3ody; 15x Sct~ki HI w 1 edgt> of this branch of physiology is in its infancy. For the next generation it will be an absorbing and wonderful study. It is called localization of the functions of the brain. Our modern surgeons can successfully remove goitres. A tumor has even been removed from tho spinal cord. Only a At last there in a place where it is ft dipndvantnK" to have n white skin. At last the white man is goinf; to get a little of his come-up-ance for his impudent discriminations against other races. The Chickasaw Indian nation has resolved to disfranchise its white voters. Shall the Caucasian submit to this outrage? The science of medicine is a solemn matter, and will bear no foolishness. In Burlington, N. J., a woman was ill of a disease the regular physician pronounced incurable. A negro "doctor," so called, took the case in hand and cured the patient. Then the physicians had him arrested for practicing without a diploma. The logic of this case is that it is better for a doctor with a diploma to let a woman die than to euro her without one. F- 1 !!: r> I'M mi ! !. cf 'H- n-<tint rip-.: iin opini-it .• tiuio rVnatT G!M =< l.iti-lvdeliven- I;;:'. ?,inn!o a fiery :-i>-->-oh on tho nr.rro qu^tion. Its e<'lin":i « ill certainly not die away till after tin- full elections. Senator Giblis said tho negro tvns u?e- lr?-i, wortble-s ail'l barbnrous. lie U9- • sired to help out of Georgia ;ill negroes, good laborer.} or otherwise. Freedom hail destroyed their usefulness Tho colored race had increased immensely in Georgia since the war. yet tho products of that Btato had fallen off nearly one- half. ITo wanted foreign white immigration and desired the tax on emigrant agents repealed. It was necessary to get rid of tho negroes. Tho lives of southern women were hemmed in nnd bound through fear of outrage. Ho expressed the opinion that the time would come ere long when tho white people of tho state would rise as one man and demand the emigration or extermination of the blacks, tlo concluded: Thero !a not room In this'country^for both tho nc^ro and tho Yankee. Vast sums have been ex pfcndcd to educ.ito negroes, who lifivo never and will never do tho state tho least good; on tho con trary, they nro always ready nt tho call of the carpet bagger und his basafiouthern ally to do her all tho harm In their power A HAUNTED HOUSE. i.lac.-:? h.-xd •; i if FriYiioe • 'nted here. thi-ir coj. Labouchere, of London Truth, is tho only Englishman who can write editorials that aro not dull, and that is probably because of his French blood. He is now making terrific 'war on the high silk hat. He begs the Princo of Wales to give it its final leave. Labouchero has also this to say about the British nation: "It strikes me that wo should, as a na-- tion, show to much better advantage in the eyes of the world if there were a lit- ,f tie less prudery in our public morals, th--t tb-y l.-i i for a ::: ir- 1: ' in the Ax-rii s,e where the ].r. feel of [:,<] -e brigade .t-,(T ',v-re t.. mr-t ] Aft'T 111'.' Mi'ip'" til'-V «•<•!•••: to the J-;i I>, ,ra<l.>, ',vh.-ri-> <!''>• be-on cm-n;.-' -1 for th" deles.'.') nnd tin- r<in-i.;mirit;<.n-; v.-pr i remained to se>> lln-m i hi!!<'~>=. and talked tii'-.-inwIiilo with Maj. Heafh. Hi-told in" that Mine. I'arnot had inviti'd ih,' j;lvls lo Fontainvliir-aii, nnd tliat thn irrc--iilf!it at tin 1 general review on Sundav u'a^ to see them at work. Every cue. li" said, treated them with refniei-t and symjinlhy. The objects of the firemen's i-on::ve^.i were to make known the best means of preventing and putting out (ires, and to make insurance companie--, hear a great part of tin' expense of kccpim; up ellicient fire brigades, and provide, for men maimed in trying to extinguish fires in insured houses. Resolutions to this effort bavin;]; been carried, the young ladien camo back dressed in their uniforms. They had red silk caps, dark blue short skirts, not descending below the calf, soft leather boots, neat liodiees. with broad brass buttons, and turned up with rod at the neck nnd cuffs.—London News, humanity nnd ;lid not strain at gnats while we are swallowing scorpions." Not till the Wild West show visited Paris did the artist Meissonier conclude there was anything worth painting in America. Ho baa decided now to visit Tiur country.:"Meissonier -lost most of his great fortune in the copper syndicate crash last spring, and he will try to win it back off the" Americans. Like most foreigners,'-Jfsinsonier doubtless imagines Indians and buffalo roam nt^vill through "our cities, nnd flashing cowboys lasso wild cattle in our fashionable, avenues. How disappointed he will be to find that all the Indians for him to paint are tho tobacco signs and those ferocious savages with a suspicious Hibernian brogue who perambulate our streets between two board advertisements. few of the triumphs of modern surgery are here named. Yet, wonderful as they seem, it tempers our self gratulation to reflect that a century hence skillful surgeons of that day will look back with pitying contempt upon the clumsy, ignorant operators of our time. In his new novel W. D. Howells makes one character express the opinion that $5jPpO ayear is about as much as a man can honestly earn. Another character makes the remark that not tho most gifted person who ever lived could honestly earn a million dollars in the practice of any art or science. ButPatti hoe earned more than that Bum, and it can hardly be said that she got it dishonestly or ever robbed the poor, Edwin Arnold went to Philadelphia "for tha express purpose of taking by tlw hand that good and old poet, Walt Whitmaa." He fears Whitman is not appreciated in America as ho deserves. 'Whitman's oUo to death, beginning, "Come. li«'«iy and soothing dtath," Ar- says ho hiiuift'lf has truiwlak'd Into Kurojseac ua<t Astatic tougues. About Far'm Mortgages. When a writer wishes to print a statistical "whopper" ho has only to begin his .paragraph with "It is estimated." In this manner somebody has been "estimating" the farm mortgages in certain of the western states at about six times the value of all the farms themselves. The extravagant story roused up Michigan to endeavor to arrive at something like accuracy in this matter, as far as that state was concerned. It is manifestly impossible to get at the exact truth, since so many mortgages are not recorded. Michigan ascertained that within her borders only 3 per cent, of the recorded mortgages were foreclosed. Thereupon The Nebraska Journal remarks that this is an infinitely better showing than other branches of industry, no matter what they are, can make. Of newspapers started, for instance, half of them die. So that farmers are not so bad off, after all. A Five Cent "Hello." In 1884 the "Society Genera) of Telephones," as the French call their telephone company, received a charter from the French government. One condition of the charter was that if at any time the government itself should decide to take possession of the telephone system It could do so by paying the company a proper value. Now, though it is a republic, France is a paternal republic. This summer the government decided that the telephone business was too vast a monopoly to be in the hands of a private organization, li»»' d} ing uf t !ut < t!t*'r i tj day •.*-•£ 3 H_< and notified tho company that it must give up possession. Two million dollars were appropriated for the purchase. It was as if President Harrison and his minions should order the Western Union Telegraph company to vacate all its offices and hand over all its wires to the United States. To say that the Society General of Telephones was displeased would he too mild. It was furious. It declined to give an inventory of the property and paid no attention to the summons. Then tho government sent officials, accompanied by police, on a given day, to all the telephone offices in the country, and quietly took possession of them. The thing was done on a Sunday. A bloodless revolution was effected, and though there were loud French sputtering and wrath, only one arrest was made. That was the capture of a luckless artist who was caught caricaturing a fat policeman for a funny paper. Tho government immediately reduced the price of an annual telephone sub-' scription from $123 to $75, and the price of a short conversation over the wires in Paris itself from 10 cents to 6 centa. \ And now the French hello girl must' tlirt under government surveillance.' Thut is how they do thine;:* in Europe. Black and While. The returns aro ull in from tho oiprea- aiona of opinion osi the murder of an old negro and hU daughter by \vhiu> regulators ul l.afayt"tu\ \& Almost without exception p.i|*T4 north and south <le- IL St. Loirt» Ghoul Story That Rcaill LIUo Some of the Old Novel*. Stories have been afloat for some time which have excited a great deal of comment among residents of tho West End, and which have given employment to the tongues of the gossips. It is a veritable ghost story, and while the incredulous have smiled and affected a contempt for what they term nonsense of that kind, the fact remains that the tale continues to go the rounds and to increase in interest as tho days go by. The house which is the scene of operations for his alleged ghostship stands on tho south side of Chestnut 'street, west of Twenty-ninth, and is just Kuch alook- ing place as might be selected for such a strange inhabitant. It is n dark, gloomy looking structure, rearing its solemn front above the street in strange contrast to the cheerful aspect of its neighbors. From week to wqek the somber shutters which hide its windows from the eyes of the curious aro never opened to admit the cheerful sunshine, and no noise of, laughter or prattle of children at play ever greet the passer by. An air of mystery pervades tho place, and a strange, uncanny feeling conies over those who pass it. The weird visitor is said to be the ghost of a yinnu' man who, in days gone by, blew out his bruiriH upon tho very thresh" old of the house. A young lady, with whom he fell in love nnd who had plighted him her troth, grew tired of his attentions, nnd broke her engagement with him.-By every .means._within his power ho sought to regain her affections, but in vain. She turned a deaf car to his most earnest entreaties, and finally forbade his visits entirely. Still clinging to the, hope that he might in time regain her love, ho sought an interview, which was denied him, and, filled with despair, he resolved to end his life. Ho called to see her, but finding that she had gone to visit a neighbor he repaired to the house where it was supposed she hud gone, and, reaching the door, he placed-a pistol to his head and coolly blew himself into eternity. It chanced, however, that ho had mistaken tho house, and the story is that his spirit, which hud gone in search of the lady lie had loved and failing to find her, has from that time, as each recurring day brings back the hour at which ho died, returned to renew tho fruitless search. Inhabitants of the house were startled by strange, unearthly noises, and on more than ono occasion the weird visitor was seen to ascend the steps leading up from tho cellar and go wandering about the house as if vainly searching for some one. It groped its way from room to room, and after accomplishing ita rounds would- disappear. So thoroughly frightened did the inmates of the house become, that, overcome at last by feari they removed to another locality and for a time his ghostship was left in sole possession of the premises. Then the property was sold and the new owner, who had heard the weird stories that were told, resolved to remodel the house with a view to driving out the unwelcome visitor. The cellar fibin which the phantom had arisen on the occasion of hia visits was filled completely up, in tho hope that when its hiding place waa gone it (the ghost) would take its departure, and the interior of tho house was carefully rearranged, but without avail. ' The ghostly visitant still remained. It is said that it still wanders through the -bouseT-atid-rutaors-go-ttbrontJ-of—Btrnnge Bights and sounds to be seen and heard at night. However it may bo, no one has been able to solve the mystery, and the inmates of the house are seldom seen. They hold themselves carefully aloof from the outer world, and maintain an_ air of mystery that lends credence to the tale. No one is seen to come or go across the mysterious threshold, darkened by tho blood of the self murdered man, and the neighbors glance al The German emperor will present the queen with his bust in memory of his recent England. Tho bust is now being executed ami represents Emperor William in the uniform of tho Prussian body guards. He wears his helmet, instead of being bareheaded, as in all previous likenesses. MILWAUKEE BEER. 'Select" "Export" "Bolicn-.inn" and "Lager Beer." (Also the "Best" Tonic extract of malt and hops) WAUKEGAN ALE AND PORTER,' in kpgs and cases. Opposite C. H. & t). Depot, I,oenBt> Street, DR. A. W. BAER. OFFICE OVEK Oettinger's Clothing Store, Fcmnlc nn«I C!hllilr«M>'n Hpcclalty. pM n 8l-m3 Excellent Work, at Reasonabta Prices. THE STERLING GAZETTE THE BIGGEST Our (Dress Goods Sale for has been a Ike hist i-'Ti-J and we shall continue at the same prices Underwear for Gent's, at 23c, worth 40c. Underwear for Chiklron, at 8c, worth 15c. a • at 6J cts. per yard. Children's Wool Hose at lOc a pair. Men's Wool Hose 8c, a Pair. Also; the Wonderful Comicality, half Pantomime, half Comedy HE-SHE-HIM AND HER, With the World-Renowned Humpty Dumpty Clown, C3-E3O. KC. ^^ZD^^T^L'S, In the leading role." A MTANDARU BUCCESH IN THK I-An«E8T CITIKH. tin for ju.-,t.(. dl i i't lf( outrijjjo auj cry lu> cut ilio throat the house significantly and relate the story with an uir of general belief. A reporter, in order to learn tho cxaci facts, called nt tho house, but was denied admission. Inquiry among the neighbors, however, verified the statements here made.—St. Louis Republic. WHERE LADY FIREMEN FLOURISH. EnllntfJ In tIie_Servlc<) to Glvo Othw \Vfimen Courage. The lady members of tho fire brigade in Paris, who are the lions of the hour, are young English girls — the Misses Mortimer, NichoUs, Bessell, Pritchard and Jeffs — who have come over with the delegates of tho English fire brigades. They are all Londoners. , I had tlus evening a talk with the whole party. Maj. Heath told me that to Mias Mor timer the honor was due of taking the first step. Mr. Loula suggested it to her. After a great fire he said to her that thera was really no more danger in getting out of a liij;h window than out of ono on the first Hour if there werfe nerve and a cool determination to hold on to the rojif or ladder. The jii'ril lay, he said, in flurry und want of pluck. Were somt> iiiurky j;irU to iihow womvn how Ciisy it i:< t<> m;!.kts iU«K.vuU from Sop vvinilin^^, th»? victims from dr.; would IUll |x ru ). Uv ! tu 1 Mi» M! Ui l Mi Hill' I IV««HJ- I Am After Your -Trade! AND IV LOW PRICES AND GOOD GOODS mean anything, I am suit oi It. I AH SXLL.ING MOKE «OOI>8 FOIt THE SAME AMOUNT O* 1 MOMEY THAX ANY IIWIIME IN A look through my stock will convince you of ot this fact. I am not Hiring away goods, but do know that Prices are Lower than others that Advertise Low Prices. Pure Sagara and Syrnps at rock bottom prices. Choice Coffees, Teas, and tTnaetulter- ated. Spices. Plug Tobacco 30 to 50e per Ib. Fine Cat and Smoking at lower prices than you have ever bought at before. • Fine Cut Chewing at 35 to 50c pei pound. The Old Time Fine Cut, at 50c, that others are selling at 65 to -• 75 cts. for no better. I "have the exclusive sale of this tobacco in Sterling. The Best Combination Coffees at 80 and 85 cts. per Ib. Cheaper grades in stock. Make no mistakes In buying FLOUR! I am selling Uia bent tiuu Is sold ID Sterling at *1 SO to 91 W. A good second grade i'lour tit Jl.oO per sack. -Winter Wheat Patent at $\.K per sack. Don't pay f 1. 60 to »1. (SO fur so cailcd Fancy I'nt- eat when you cat' get Die »itme at Good Japan Tea at 30c per pound. k Four Wist! Express Wage If you tvish nil- j/LH tn Save Money un t', owll ufl 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 sat- sfaction guaranteed. Fine leather work a specialty. WM. BOEIINEII, GAZETTE Office JANTELS ILE FLOORS AND FIRE PLACE GOODS AT :no»Kit.\Ti-: vitit-F.s. We carry (lie Inrgot anil moKt t-o.ill'L.r 'I'li stock and rustic and IlliS i <ld lK«» lu. tliln cuuiitr] Wo shall be pleased to correspond with intend IE purchaser* or Invite- mnr ecLlon of our com' icto stock. Wo an- manufacturer!!, U.L.! 307-309 WAR4SH AVF.. OVERCOATS at a great sacrifice. Gent's talli's .OOO...S! Style Hats at 1,000 NEW YORK STORE, SSncl I~>oor Sonth oi r»oist Office. T" PKK LINK. ARE YOR READING THE Small Ads tn the i£vcn(ug Gazette! Valuable Information to House Keepers. Hoarding Do you want boarders V If you do you can easily secure ihem by putting a "want" in the EVENING GAZETTE. It will coat you but 10 cents for 3 lines. WALL. PAPER BARGAINS. Remnants as Low as 3 cts. a roll. White Blanks as low as 5 cts. Nice Gilt Papers at 80 cts. Ingrains 10 to 20 cts. Very handsome Gilt Papers 16 to 25 cts. Borders equally cheap. These prices only to make room for new goods. AT STRICKLER'S. Men's Scarlet and White Eibbed Vests and Drawers 60c each, sold everywhere at 75c. Men's Heavy Tnxedo Eibbed $1.25, cheap at $1.50. „.'.-• Ladies' Long Sleeve Jerseys, Eibbed 35c, worth 50c. . Children's Scarlet 25c, worth 40c. Ladies' Eegular made Brown Fleeced Hose, 25c . . ' Ladies' White Fleeced Merino Vests and Pants 40c, cheap at 50c. 20 inch Ehadame Silk 75c, worth $1.00. „ 54 inch Tricots 50c, worth 75c. • English Caehmeres, J wool, lOc. ' • Ladies' Directorie Jackets, $5.50. ' Ladies'Seal. Plush Jackets, $13.00. Ladies'Sealette Cloaks, $22.00." "~ Ladies'40 inch Seal Flush Sacqnes, $19.00. Ladies' Eeversible Beaver Shawls, $2.50. Childrens Cloaks, with Cape, $1.25., We carry the Largest Stock of Dress Goods, Cloaks, Underwear, Shawls, ^c., in Sterling. 35 years experience makes the ^P^ICES (RIGHT. Crayon Portraits with every purchase of $15,00 BUTTKIUCK'S 1PA.TTE.ENS

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