Sterling Standard from Sterling, Illinois on October 1, 1928 · Page 5
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Sterling Standard from Sterling, Illinois · Page 5

Sterling, Illinois
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Monday, October 1, 1928
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In §3.7 tr* For Ye^ Wapjtf4 *.r ( know <-«f fh» ftf snrrif!"*" snrt *!•«> hwps" tb*t ro«rk the past which "th« wlsd slowly ow WHS mitskirts of their own c!t,y, h«* tesen writtPQ about U>e totuial ground <m Slnlssipp! Phons i» your a«fei, Mali check or «s»!l ml tt» office, ytmr 4i«ce«nt&. . v the ___ Sfee huntet sleep." wheit Bterllufi was "far from the „ crowd's ignoble strife." tft».'Sf» M. C, A. camp was es» .-,„-&*$ near Como th!« rummer, WSBiier of people have for the it tJiss vifiitid the old cemetery ths ISktiora creek, where soldiers K$p wars and SOBS and daugh- ©f Colonial New England have ? almost a century. The tiny cemetery at Penrose con- 0 story of Pennsylvania families who had much to with transforming Jordan from wilderness to a veritable garden! "• bkswoms as the rose. Headjtonrs Tell Story ... tesa known than the tradl- __— attached to these and other B8ftJ*y burying grounds Is the dark ""-- of Whiteside county history -f*-«sJJ8)3 to mind by rows-of ,„ in the Science Ridge Jte churchyard bearing: the family name with a full dozen of death only a day or two The "mousy marbles" mark of some of the victims ol cholera plague which swept* !«ft this part of Whiteside tty and other places in the Rock W vfile? dUHng~tKe"~decatto that' weeded toe Civil war. homes of Jacob and John ,__-w« established among the north of Sterling, before the jad waa opened through here, tha ncourge of cholera which i the neighborhood was nude .-_ terrible by the lack of means fight the disease and the diffi- Jty of securing medical assistance. W«* of tho PenninfrUm road the alzy was unsettled for miles and f«m nouses were passed on the trhm the settlers of Genesee to trade. lowing commimiestlon «ritt«n by a frlfna of the L*ndis family and published in the__paHy Qaiastte of April 1, 3898. $iieb.""Us far as known te the only extended aecotmt of the cholera scounp in this county that hns ever been published: "Th»? following is a portion o Whlteslde county's history that has never been told In print, but has been often related by those who witnessed the dark days of dcatl: when cholera raged in this county "In the month of July. 1854, long the railroad connected Chicago with the Mississippi, through Sterling the fearful epidemic of cholera appeared in this vicinity and in a few days it spread with great rapidity and almost destroyed two families and cau«-d a number of deaths. The oldest citizens of this iteighborgood and those who were afflicted by the disease weU remember with horror that fatal month in July, 1851 "In the Science Ridge Memionllc cemetes-y the bodies of twelve victims of cholera repose. The passer by Is struck with awe as ho garea upon the white tablets that mark the spot where each is buried. This disease almost destroyed two families named Landis.' man from Pennsylvania day afc the Jacob Lanit -thV north *nd of th« «sfflQeut w route 4C. where R-MJJIwf borne Ja cow, for work. Fortunately ata&t>le. to find work there * neighbor- i saia«frtj»!re _ ... .un.,,,..^.,-, the i^andia t^^y and their rel- ves ot the John Landis family almost all ol them victims of ha- The young man who was George Shuler. who bought the Jacob Lsndls place who is remembered as "the fttber ol hard roads" in this part of iUJnota. * The Landis residence remained to the o. F. Miller farm until a few n ago, having been moved back th* present residence. The en- frame of the house—was—of cak timber taken from near- woodlands, and held together ith, wooden pins with the exception W' nails "made on ai anvil. It was a two ? to be ttw largest house in that »|ty. ni6iJdiD« for nyiny years prominent landmark. OUt Oasetto A«e»aat Idea of the terrible scourge ' is contained in the fol- Fatal Trip te^ Bockford Early in the month of July Jacob Landis. living on the farm occupied by George Shuler and John Landis living on what is known as the David B. Rutt farm, went to Rockford to buy a reaper. The weather was very sultry and it was a long and tedious drive. On their return they stayed over night at TT hotel about thirty miles south of Rockford, where it seems a cholera subject waa lodged, but unknown to them. Upon their arrival home, the fatal disease had fastened its fangs upon them. "After a long and tedious illness Jacob recovered from tb» sickness but remained an invalid until his death. Noah, son ot Jacob, now living near Ctdeta, was one ot tha first of the cnU&tti to oontrtcfc the awful disease. JjfoaJi Lw,(u a fficd several yesra.ttgo). When he recov. ered, hla mother, six brothers and sisters, an uncle and two cousins were namhejaed with the <teftd, "OnJuly 9, 1864, Mrs. J«ob Lan- «tt« and Uter son Amos and her brother-in-law, John Landia. died, and without their sick relatives being aware of it they were buried without ceremony. DT: Wallace then a practicing physician of Era- eranv was called to the aid of the sick. George Dclp offered- his services as nurse and proved to be a hero. He was with the sick and dying and saw to their buriaL "But the nurse and doctor could not stay the hand of death. On July 9, Laylnia, aged 13, followed her mother and brother to the grave and the next day her sister, Mary Ann, aged Jl^dled. _Qn_ Jujy_ 11. nft«r "About, JIHV 20, the remains o (wo young Irishmen were found ot I what Is now known us the San bom road, and their bodies wrre buriw in the rofstttjwJ op?xwlte the rest dene® of John Bushier. "The body of a middle »gci tnan was found a short time after wards on the Gait road and his re mains were buried in the Whips* grove. It was supposed they hat died of cholera, "Those of Jftctrb Landi-V children that had contracted the fatal dls- face and had survived are as follows: Noah, of Oencsee, Mrs Abram Graff of Polo. Mrs. Henry risher of Lancasu-r, Pa., nnd Jncot of Philadelphia. (Now deceased.) The bodies of the dead were hauled away nt night iuu j un d cr t h c stars of heaven they were lowered to their last .resting -plw.*.- Thrrr were no mourners, no minister to ask a prayer, only a .simple burial It is said that the suffering of a cholera patient Is dreadful, and the Craving for water is heart rending. It seems that they could not get enough to drink, but their sufferings were not long before death relieved them." Three Daughters In connection 'With this old Oa- settc account of local history of nearly three-quarters of a century ago. it is especially interesting to tnow that there are three of the children of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob N. ^andia still living, though none of them is now a citizen of Sterling Mrs. Eliza w. Fbheror Waynesboro, Pa., is the oldest of the three and will celebrate her ninety-fourth (irthday this month, Mrs. Anna W. trelder of-Lancaster, Pa..-and Mrs! Frances E. Oraef of Polo are the ither two daughters. Attend Funeral of Uncle Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Reed and Mr. and Mrs, F. M, Reed went to Qalcs- burg to attend the funeral today of William Elder, an uncle of the Measers. Reed, who died suddenly early Saturday morning. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hemphill of Chicago and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Shaw and son Eusttcc of Dixon were guests of Mrs. Frank Gait and Sirs. Louise MeAlpla Sunday. f;if county. Polo. East Jordan n.nd Forrrston harp V»ni added. Attomsy R. W. BPWI? has been f»Pf»Uit«l ehalrman of the finanefcU. drive in the county nnd the frr t!ie drive hsve brrh srt for tober 72 nnd 23. The quotas for !hf towns in the county ftrea are m follows: S^rling .............. ,- ...... $1,190 Rock Falls ...... . ........... eSS Morrison .............. .... WO ..,,,,,., ..... "... 290 Tampico , j0§ Porreston '. jgn Lyndon ijjj East Jordan 30 Adopt S'ear's Program. The following program was adopted for the year of 1828-23: ...Executive board meeting*; Kte ciub unless .otherwise notified. November 2J, January 23, March SB. May 15. Annual meeting to be held in Rockfont on October 16, I83S. Courts of Honor: Sterling, October 15. January 21. April 15 and JWM 17; Morrison. November 30, February in nnd May 21; Polo, December 30 March 21 ana June 8. There will be R Scout Leaders meeting held the •irst Monday of every month. Office hours: Albert Driesbach will be in his Sterling office on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays rom-8:00 to 10:00 a, m . and from 4:00 to 6:00 p. m. and Saturday evenings from 7:00 to 8:00. He will in^ Morrison on Tuesdays, Polo on and Prophctstown on Scoutleaders training courst This course .shall be held at Sterling on dates commencing with November th and running. I8th. 23rd. and oth and December 7 and 14. Course . . Campers Reunion to be held in Sterling on December 27th which t a Thursday night under super- ision of Field men, The Bummer Jamboree wlfl bo une 8th for Lee. Ogle and Whiteside Counties at Dixon, Illinois, There is to be a Round-up conducted in each division commencing November 3th and running through to December 23 at 12:00 midniiht The four majfor polnta to be considered are: _ Recngtlng of Leaders and Seoul* dravage, $75; office e, Insuranr*. $75; pubikit.?. tarn*; emtnp f«nd hikes, isoo: ODafwemw trftSninsr, «oo ; new days and ml- Ties, ftOSJ; national quota, £250; badges. $100; transportation. $1200- total 87990. which is exclusive of W!n,ri«;lmf?o county. Tnwp* and S«««ta There «rs thirteen troops with a membership of 2S7 smuts at the present tim« in the Whitestde divi- slon. Thes* are as follows; Troops No. 64 No. 74 No. Bt No. W No. 91 No. P3 No. 93 No. B4 No. 95 No. 36 No. 07 . NO. m 'NO. 100 Town Polo East Jordan Forrpston 2! 44 1(5 18 8 31 H 12 10 Morrison Prophets town Eric Rock Falls Sterling Stcrltnic Sterling LEGION LEADERS— These tour men will take prominent parts in the forthcoming convention of the American Legion at San Antonio, Tex. At the top is Scott W. Lucas, judge advocate or tne legion; center *re Rev. GUI Robb Wilson (left), national chapl&in, and Ebcn Put- natn, national historian. Below Is Bowman Elder, national treasurer. Recruiting of Boys' Life. Remilting of Blackhawk Scout, Adoption of Troop Plan, This round-up Is to close with a rally at Morrison on December 21th. t Fet>, Attend ... 10. Sunday. Bcout Sundae Enrolls FarE. K. Francis E. Jennings, a graduate of the Rock Falls township high school. left Monday morning- lor Milwaukee, Wls., to enter the Milwaukee Electrical Engineering school. He expects to lake up a three year cwirse of study in electrical engineering. The we&sel whose white winter coats forms the ermine of commerce, is found in various forma from tha Arctics to the Tropics. T«ke no dunce*, ft At thu' h* 1^*4 th" of whrat to the fnrawr durtog war," «wl<l th* the "Th«t !»» w N. . forrotr OHinufacturer of a{rrfeu!tnr- al imptaswntJi and the reoosniRHl farm leader of the democratic' party, admitted it over the *ir frraa Chlcsfo. However he folJowd ti» retrncllon by R second mlsrepres- entetlon, that white Mr. Hoover did not fix th* prk« of wheat, as food AtMlttlgfcmtor durto« th« war, he ht !d that prtw Ssim to a minimum. anowstba imports fnwn ISQUi Is of cent Guaranteed Pure Use KG for /2is« texture asd Icw^e voitim© &n your bafeings Have You A Perji«t«nt Bae&ac&e Often Warns o/$l E An or burning? Tha eftw i- Dem't fiili. Dem' i, • feidtwy* ead tliu* aid dwm in off ws»w iaaputkw*. t6« ' DOAN'S Mary Weaver of Pennsylvania, who was visitingjhe Landis family, con- IractecT trie disease and the same day she died. She was a sister of Mrs. Jacob Landis. On the earns day that Uias Weaver died, David, son of John Landis. also died. "The following day JBphiian was numbered iriththe dead, then for a Girls For Factory Work The Burgess Battery Company has several openings for Women Workers who desire to earn good wages. Modern conveniences for the welfare and comfort of employees have .been installed by this company. ^Applicants raust be over 16 years of age. Make application in person to the Employment Department, BURGE§S BATTERY COMPANY Frecport, Illinois Fall, Make Movies Hold Cine-Kodak in your hand and press button.', That's aJI— you're making movies. jp the Kodag^pe projector switch and your ie flashes before, you on the screen. in and see lo? yourself how easily and Ically you caa make and show Cine- movies. - Cine-Kodaks at $70, flQ% $150 ; Kodascopes, $^X), Complete %$fit— with sereen Ray Hart Thimtre Bldy . Yes! Our Dry Cleaning * - . o Service £s making Sfira THOMAS Cfodb at surprisingly low prices The of Seth «o think price, toes, rnustlbe fcJdb. they «iftew plea*. M»{>r*i4tt the ceasonabfe prices of tfce hiurdy Setfe B.A.GEHR1NG with People of this district—And We are proud of this confidence^ our ability to deliver the kind of work particular people desire-A trip through our modern plant will convince any one that we have left nothing undone to provide the latest and best facilities possible. We are thus enabled to render the acme of Dry Cleaning Service. This plant is not only equipped to take care of your frocks, lingerie, and clothing, but to Dry Clean and Launder your curtains, drapery, bedding, rugs, etc, When you send your coats and frocks to us alt your worrfti are over. No possible danger of shrinking, pr losing"their color -They will come back fresh as the day you bought them—And to think of the joy and comfort of it! j. 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