Sterling Daily Gazette from Sterling, Illinois on October 11, 1889 · Page 2
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Sterling, Illinois
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Friday, October 11, 1889
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runs razette. fl ft H. U JO'IN*, 7lt..l9 ctw. I r»st,r7Bms:J> B Fe* Tew. — T OABBIBB, FRIDAY. OCTOBER U. is?,3. Country Roads. The first thing that strikes the Ajn*ri- tan traveling through the country in Europe is the excellent roads. The next feature that impresses him, if Ins jour- Bey i3 in the summer, 13 the absence of weeds. You may travel f rorri one end of Holland or Belgium, ia partisalar, and icsrcely see n weed. Ha 13 apt to come back disgusted with hia own country in this respect. Our highways certainly are a disgrace to a great and rich nation like ours. The ruts, the mud puddles, with a huge stono it the bottom that breaks the axle of the wagon that goes wallowing through the mire to market or to meeting—behold, these are things too familiar. And our ancestors—heaven save, their souls—if they needed a hill road, laid it out straight sp the backbone of the elevation, without a thought of winding gently around the side of it. Generally the road're- mains to this day just as they left it. Our farmers are well to do and very Intelligent. They ought now to take the Frcnrh r:'n<-r:T'<\ ITo .<; r -i of tho Fir-iK-h p-^o. MM not rr-prr--e!:t tho tvrr.on.iii;-y <!^pictc'.l by Iiiscnlunurlators, but Q national sentiment aspiring to throw off tho burden of a growing debt aad tho intolerable-iniquitier* and humiliations to which tho country is subjected." What American stump orator caa bent that? The taffy Emperor William of Germany g:>vo Minister "William Walter Phelps ia pomething unspeakable. Ho always ndmired tho United States, quoth the emperor, and tlie study of our "history of peace" had excited in him the greatest interest. This pounds very sweet, coming from tho most warlike ruler in Christendom. Well, moKtof the nations »f Europe are beginning to find it healthy to admire our country as much an Emperor Willie does. T>!" AI;T AMATF.rn for OetobM (fives two large colored plfitos of even more than usual excellence—the full- length figure of a beautiful hor.-e, afif-r a study from life by the famous paint er, Chelmirmki, and a highly decorative panel of nnsturtiunw. China painting receives most liberal attention this month, the designs, especially, being numerous and useful. The text abounds in practical hints, with working drawings for Art Needlework, Wood Cnrvingjllumination and Fainting in Oil and Water Colors. No one thinking of taking an art journal should fail to acquaint himself with the very liberal offer to new subscribers made by the publisher, Montague Marks (23 Union Squarro, New York). Atlantic Coast Storms. The storing that do such incalculable damage along our southern and eastern coasts are generated in the boiling hot atmosphere of the Caribbean sea. They are usually-known as West Indian hurricanes. A peculiarity of them is that they follow tho general course of the gulf stream northeastward. What is known of them definitely is that immense volumes' of heated air rise among the islands east of the Caribbean sea. They rise and whirl around and around in great eddies, sucking up in their course more and more hot air, circling eastward —An old gentleman who ihas a curious way of walking, complains that little girla and boys hooted at him on the street, and also threw gravel at him,as he was driving through the street. Such things should not be allowed. Granted to ri'.i?'"'^ of ilii'i'!' 1 ! f->r tho v."[-f.-!a PTKlini? Oct. 8th rpyir.;-'.'•! through Uio latv oilleo of O.K. Duffy 007 7th atreet, Washington, 1). C.: (i S Uriirea, KocKlord, mechanism for making flhares for listing plows. C Brown, Freeport, boiler clnaninft device. P 1! Cox, Sandwich, thill coupling. W II Daniol, Englewood, Inkstand. A Cox, Galeatiurg, car coupling. •J Kangley, Streator, mining machine. O C Kraehruer, Galena, watch crjs- tal gags. J T McAffrey, Red 15ud, wash roller. J Moore, Marseilles, machine for making plumbers' and gas fitters' hooks. W Naylor, Albion, telephone. "W C Hood, Qulncy, show case. D Snelling, Freedom, gopher cultivator. A Tanner, Truro, fire wood sawing machine. E S Wilber, Englewood, heater. H WilUtta.New Boston, corn cutter. HI SHU',! u/. kis, for future scientists to and northward as they whirl.'.Why Improvement of American roads serious- they move in theso vast circles, and why ly in hand. There are books and road I they travel eastward and northward will makers that will show them how to J • " - '----— -=—*.•-•- »~ compass tho improvement. In localities where there are stone and gravel, what 10 good as the turnpike, with its ditch each side, its grass Ordering of living green, from which the thrifty farmer keeps every weed cut? If ho has an eye to the beautiful he also plants trees along the way to gladden tho traveler. So it is done in Europe. In regions where there Is no stone there are other well known ways of making good roads. An Ancient Pun. In an after dinner speech the other day Professor Norton told the folio wing story of a famous pun: "I was spending an evening with an English justice, famed for his knowledge of the wit of tho English bench and bar. I tried to match hia stories with sucli shining specimens us I could think of from tho contributions of our American lawyers, reserving for the last tho famous pun of Judge Hoar regarding a friend of his, 'who,' ho said, 'first got on, then got honor and then got honest.' To my surprise, Mr. Justice Wills scarcely smiled at his sally. In- Anctloneer. The Dutch and English auctioneer still alive and ready to attend to city and country sales on short notice. Can leave orders at A. R. Hendrlck's Drug Store or at my residence on 13th avenue north of 4th st. Charges reasonable. Give me a call. 78-37tf D. H. MEYERS, Auct. MILWAUKEE BEER, "Select" "Export" " Bohemia it," and, "Lager Beer." (Also the "Uest" Tonic" extract of malt, and hops) WAUKEGAN ALE AND PORTER, in kegs and cases. Oppoilto C. B. & Q, Depot, I<orust' Street, DB, A. W. BAER. OFFICE OVEU OeUing&r's Clothing Store. fr'omnle and Chllrtrcn'8 IMaeawes B Hj.erlnlty. 81-m3 Our far ess Goods Sale for fiasl iwo L'i-'t i. has been- a and we shall continue at the same prices Underwear for Gent's, at 23c, worth 40c. Underwear for Children, at 8c, worth 15c. Excellent Work «t Reasonable Prices. THE STERLING GAZETTt From Chicago to Tampa, Fla. A route of travel has been projected by k number of western business men which will connect Aspinwall directly with Clii- cago, by way of Tampa, Fla. If a line were to bc-uiuvvu . Imuuuii- Tampa, from Chicago to AspluwuU; it woulJ bo almost straight, and its length would be 3,200 miles. At present goods from Cuba, the West Indies and Central America for Chicago are. shipped by way of New York, sometimes going to Europe first, and sometimes being shipped from Aspinwall to New York, Tho distance from Aspinwall to Chicago via New York is 8,800 miles. It is a thousand miles by direct toil route from Chicago to Tampa. When the railway ia constructed, steamers- from the West Indies, Cuba, etc., will bring goods to Tampa^ which can then be shipped direct. Beyond doubt Tampa has a fair future as a seaport. be a problem solve. If a cyclone like this touches the Gulf coast then there is a terrific storm along our 'southern' shores. Destruction and terror arc in the wake of such a hurricane.— Again the cyclone stands o£f tho Gulf coast, whirls eastwardly, then, suddenly drawn northward, follows the line of the Atlantic coast from Georgia to British America. In the southern Atlantic states the rice and cotton fields are wrecked; further north, watering place hotels and towns are damaged, houses are splintered in the gale and ships are foundered and driven upon the coast. The hurricane season, is f rum .Any;. 10 to Oct. 70. It then Uml.Uio 'accumulated huut iluvulopa its greatest energy. It is rare for a season to pass without at least one of these mighty hurricanes. It ia the intention of a number of tugar planters to establish in Louisiana mills where the cane product can be made Into the manufactured article on the rpot. They say that a mill in Louisiana can pay $1 a ton for cane and still turn it into sugar at a profit which will pay for the mill in three years. They ask northern capital which is seeking investment to look into the sugar mill prospect in Louisiana. The time will surely come when the United States itself will produce all the sugar required for home consumption. Ferdinand Ward, the accomplished financier who engineered the famous failure of Grant & Ward, ia now a first class steam job printer in the penitentiary at Sing Sing. At last he knows what it is to do an honest day's labor, and at night sleep the sweet sleep that comes to those who have rendered some equivalent during the day for their bread. May Printer Ward continue always to earn his living as honestly. Buddhist ladies in/Deylon have formed an organization called the Women's Educational society. They have sent an urgent appeal to the women of America to hfilp_them JiLjjecurjng, weBternjeduca- tion for tho girls of Ceylon. They beg that a fund be created to establish schools and libraries for the "ignorant and neglected Aryan women of Ceylon." Thomas Edison has made the blood of the elegant art centers of Europe run cold by pronouncing the paintings of the old masters in the Louvre and elsewhere at Paris'"grand rot." Privately there are a good many Americans who agree with Mr. Edison, though they are afraid to say so out loud. The London Spectator has decided that American magazines are. greatly superior to English •botli.m pictures and print. This is because Americans read more than English people do and buy - more magazines.— Consequently.. publishers here can better afford artistic printing and engraving. In New York there are over 40,000 Italians. They have practically possession of all the fruit stands in the city, having rooted out the old apple woman long ago. They are bootblacks, and they lell newspapers and do rougii labor, and la these ways ninety-nine in a hundred make their living. Mra. Mary Black Clayton, a daughter of Judge Jeremiah Black, calla attention to the f act that Columbus himself inaugurated human &!averj in Ami-rlea. On hist first voyago to the country he sent IKX) natives of Hsui Salvador to Spain U> fan sold ad sl.tvi-si. la goisig to yrejstrw a t'Uw A huge *teui);*hjp will riMJtW'lS i'if O All the Americas. "The success of Mr. Elaine's device would be of great and disagreeable significance to Europe, as is easily xmder- Btood," remarks La Epoca, a paper published in Madrid. Tho Spanish journal refers to the congress of the three Americas, which opens its sessions in Washington this week. It docs not appear, however, that the idea originated with Mr, Elaine. The scheme first began to take shape as far back as Garfield's administration, but the late Congressman Townshend, of Illinois, first introduced it. It ia entirely commercial in its object. Mr. Townshend had a favorite plan, which was that all the countries of the American continent should bo joined in one customs union, against the rest of the world. Tho German word Zoll- verein expresses the meaning of such a union as Mr. Townshend wanted. At this very important congress tho great object in view with both North and South Americans will be to increase and facilitate. trade. Tho annual commerce of Central and South America amounts' to §700,000,000. Tho United States gets only a small fraction of the whole vast sum. This is not because the Spanish republics do not_want our trade, for they do. It is a fact that many of our manufactured products are first sent to Europe, repacked and labeled, and then shipped anew to South America, where they are bought aa European goods. The great difficulty in the way of direct trade with these countries is lack of facility of transportation. There are very few lines of steamers in the North and South American trade. Merchants and those interested say that steamers enough can be maintained regularly if the United States will pay increased Bums—for—rapid—mail—transportation^ But there is in the United States a strong feeling against subsidized steamer lines, so that the question will not be easy to settle. Other topics discussed at the congress will be arbitration of international disputes, the acceptance by each government of a common silver coin which, shall be legal -tender in all the countries, and the adoption of uniform customs regulations and of uniform weights and measures. Sound at Long: Distance. The distance at w.hich the ear can distinguish sound depends both upon the intensity of tho sound, the medium through which it is transmitted and other causes, including the state of the atmosphere. In the Polar regions Sir John Franklin said he conversed with ease at"TTdistanco of more than a mfla Sound has greater force in water. Col- ladon, by experiments made in the Lake of Geneva, estimated that a bell submerged in tho sea might be heard at a distance of more than CO milea. Franklin asserts that ho heard the striking together of two stones in the water half a mile away. The report of cannon travels very far, because it communicate* a vibration to tho soiL The cannonade of Florence was heard beyond Leghorn, about 08 miles off, and that of Genoa, 100 miles off. In 1763 the cannon of May once was heard at Tin- beck, a village 118 uiilea on*. When the English landed in Egypt on ono of their ax^itsditioua the tiring wau UUtinctly heurrl 180 milui off. In I8oi) tho boorn- ini; of (ho cannon i» Moiiyuhuid reached iliuuvcr, j» ilidlanco of-157 isylca. But the gri-ittf-'t.t;Ui<.v at which artificially ptrut.iui?ul souudd uris kuon'u to ha,ra deed, his manner rather savored of offense. 'That is a good story,' ho remarked dryly, 'but I fear I must dampen your enjoyment of it somewhat by telling you that it was.borrowed from our side of tho water. Mr. friend, Sir Frederick , one of tho most gifted of punsters as well HH of lawyers,' said Mr. Justice Wills, with pome severity,'made that pun originally, in my Ifeariug, many years ago. 1 Against this view I protested BO valiantly that Mr. Justice Wills promised to write to Sir Frederick without delay. That gentleman's reply confirmed my own belief. Ho admitted borrowing the pun from America. His letter was so charming that I sent it to Judge Hoar. I received this reply: 'The letter which you were so-kind as', to. forward (o uie would oiici'-luivj- ki-veuii.!'- tv 1 ' 1 '' 1 ' i'i'-'"~---, but, alas! it arrived too late. Two days ago, in looking over an old law magazine of the date of 1827, I came across what I had fondly believed to be my own pun, very likely an old one.-lhenP"— Buffalo Courier. a JP-JER 2,000 Yfls. of American Ip at 6f eta. per yard. Children's Wool Hose at lOc a pair. Men's Wool Hoso 8c. a Pal r. OVERCOATS Tho Ilemnlnlnu Territories. After the admission of tho two Dakotas, Washington and Montana, there will still remain five territories that will bo candidates for admission. Four of theso have at some time formulated con- .stitutions that have been left to season. Two of these, Idaho and Wyoming, are now engaged in either revamping constitutions or making new ones. Tho third one, Now .Mexico., is about to engage in the same work. The question of the admission of theso five territories will probably come before congress at the next session. The latest estimates of population made by officers of theso several territories show the population to bo as follows: Arizona t 60,000 Idaho 100,000 New Mexico .100,000 Utah 810,000 Wyoming ". 85,000 The figures here given, especially for New Mexico and Utah,' will probably bear trimming down. No territory has a right to statehood by virtue of population or other qualifications. There is no statute conferring on a territory right of admission. There are, of course, numerous precedents. But the Federal government exercises the sovereign right of both admission and rejection.—San Francisco Bulletin. Also- the Wonderful Comicality, half Pantomime, half Comedy HE-SHE-HIM AND HER With the World-Benowned Hnmpty Dumpty Clown, GKEO. H. ^JID^^T^L^ "'- In the leading role. . A STAMDAHirSUCCESS IS TUB tAKGKBT CITIKH. tot's Youth's ,000 Fal1 NEW YORK STORE, '{ 1 Am After Your Trade! AND IF LOW PRICES AND ' 'GOOD GOODS moan anything, I am sur« or it. I AM 8Kt,L,IlMU IrtOIlK «OOI>» FOR THE HA9IK AMOUNT OF MOJi- KY THAN ANY HWIISK IN HOCK FALLS -i-Leslie Shirley is visiting in Chicago-<-Mrs, W. B. Urown!Eand,[daughter Sadie are visiting in Chicago. -4-Mlas Winnie Briggs, who has been in Chicago for some time, is home on a visit. -<- Warren Cole and brother has gone down to look at the sights on the Mississippi river. _-*-G. A. Deyo left this morning for Chisago where will visit -hit-daughter, Mrs Lyman Allison. -t-Mrs. Deery, of Freeport, returned home yesterday, after an extended visit with her daughter, Mra. Wm. Klock- ey. ' ; . -t-Charles Scott, who has been learning telegraphy in the C. B. & Q. depot, has secured a position as operator in Walnut. ' ' ,k •H-Mrs. H. C. Rouse has gone to Oregon, Wisconsin, to attend the funeral of her father, Mr. Watmnan, formerly of this place. •t-There are a great many nice fish being canght just below the dam, Warren Cole caught a pickerel yesterday weighing 0 Ibs. -i-Mrs. E. J. King says a young man made his waylnto her I)oarding~houfl6 at 12:30 last night through the dining room door. She, hearing the noise, went to the door and saw him and asked him what he wanted. Ho said .he was on his way to such and such a man's house and soon after went away. It seems curious that he should want to go through Mrs. King's house on his way to s residence in another part of town. As he did not seem to be under the influence of is though that he might have been on a thieving expedition. It IB safer to (have all doors locked at.night. -*-Leave all proper items for the KTK- NINO GAZETTE with Lyle Atkins, news dealer and confectioner, in tho peat otiiee building. tf A look through my stock will convince you of of this fact. I am .not giving away goods, but do know that 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. Fine leather work a specialty. WM. BOEIINEB, . GAZETTE Office PEK LINE. Qncl r>oor Soixtli of Post Oilice. Valuable Information to Boarding Honsc Keepers. Do you want boarders? If you do you can easily secure them by putting a"want"lnthe EVENING GAZETTE. It will cost you but 10 cents for 8 lines. -C.. ARE YOR READING THE Small Ads lit the Evening i&MTELS fSLE FLOORS AND F1RI PLAGE GOODS AT .noiMiii IT:: IMIU-KS. Iliu 1 irgost nuc 'S, Ti; mot-it and Prices are Lower than others that Advertise Low Prices. Pure Sugars and Syrups at rock bottom prices. trtlitlc ami UlCSt «l«- ,l«ll» 111 Iliio o<>liiitr). Weshallbeiilcnneil 'o corruvpoml wlthlntcnu '(IK purchaser* or Invite iJiHi-octUm of oar coin jloto Htock. "Wo uri, uiunuiRct.urers. O.J.L WALL PAPER BARGAINS, Remnants as Low as 3 cts. a roll. White Blanks as low as 6 cts- Nice Gilt Papers at JOxts. ingrains 10 to 20 cts. Verv handsome Gilt Papers 15 to 25 cts. Borders equally cheap. These prices only to make room for new goods. AT STRICKLER'S. 7.3nf> VJAR4RM Just TMBk of Ills Clioice Coffees, Teas, and Uiiadvilter- ixtecl Spices. Plug Tobacco 30 to 50c per Ib. Fine Cat and Smoking at lower prices than yon have ever bought at before. Fine Out Chewing at 35 to 60c per pound. The Old Time Fine Out at 50e, that others are selling at 65 to ;--75 ets.~ for ^- no-better... _I._have the exclusive sale of this tobacco in Sterling. The 'Best Combination Coffees at 30 and 35 cts. per Ib. . Cheaper grades in stock. Make no mistakes In buying FLOUR! I am selling the best tuat Is sold In Sterling at 91. 'Jt to $1.10, A good second grade Flour at »l.OO per suck. Winter Wheat Patent ut 91.S5 per sack. Don't - ' Gloaks with .CO. We can save you $5.00 on every Plush Garment. Wo soil none but reliable makes. WALKER'S LISTER'S AI^D SALT'S. pay $l.6*to*l.cWfor st-CiUlwl Kann-y i'at- eut H heii juu c&ii get tho aaino »'. &1.35 Good Japan Tea at 80o per pound. Our Children's Scarlet Vests and Taiits, at25c, is the greatest bargain in Sterling. Ladies' White Lawn Aprons, trimmed with 3 inch India Embroidery, only 16c. Just half price. Men's Cuatom Shirts, New York Mills Mualin, 2100 Linen, warranted to fit, only 60c, worth $1.00. Knotted Fringe Damask Towels, only 15c, cheap at 25c. Ladies' Cashmere Gloves, 8 button length, embroidered back, 25c, worth 40c. Black, all silk, Satin Rhadame, only 75c; a bargain at $1.00. Double fold Tricots only 2 5c. . , . . We carry the only full line of Priestley's Silk Warp Henriettas, Australian Cashmeres, Novelties, Mourning .Veils and Shawls in Sterling. A written guarantee with every pattern ot Ilaskell's Silk. To buy iaeu'« gl»¥«s, hosiery a«<l un 01 y good* are reUttble; say viwt»ty -st is WTTKUK'K'S PATTKUNS Four Wheel Express Wagon ay with otis iwunU Bailu»! IVwiU'r. A Jia Ti'» C-up i«»i *»uo*r w!l!i wse ptHisut of ChuU* Tea. // you with to Sa,ve. Money on iiUy<iu>buy t'a'*- 1'» Persian Shawls $5.00. Eeaver Shawls only $2.50 and upwards. Crayon portraits, free, with every purchase of $15.00. Setiilet Blankets only $2.85,

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