Sterling Standard from Sterling, Illinois on October 20, 1928 · Page 5
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Sterling Standard from Sterling, Illinois · Page 5

Sterling, Illinois
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Saturday, October 20, 1928
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B!ot>srh. th* set gwt& toting a hrother of Emm«nu el Blowfh'R wife, Ifes letters Rive *orne MM, of wl disr life In the Union mrmv rturtni? itoa Civil war, beginning with th first tamp espprtpne?, describing fights and marchf* and ending with ft letter from a hospital in which th» writer l*y wounded- The envelopes illustrate some of the patriotic d«d!srns used on th« envelopes of that, time. The flnrt letter has » design of R suSlor, eag 1« shield and flag and the slogan. "The Army snrt Navy forever, three cheers for the Red, White and Blue.' fh9 second letter from camp haa a shield and eagle, with the scroll "K PlurJbtis Unum," A letter from the field shows Washington on horseback with the word "Union, 1 another has the flag and "Union Forever," while the last, letter, written from » hospital, has the scroll of the U. S. Christian Commission forerunner of the Army Y.M.C.A servlw. First Camp Experience. Under date of Nov. 3, 1842, the * writer then being fourth corporal in his company, writes from Camp Curtain, Harrisburg: "We arc organized and sworn In the United States service and we hove formed our regiment; this is the first one of militiamen, I suppose we leave here this week. Five or six were poisoned last week and a couple died of smallpox. There are about 50,000 or 60.000 in camp and they are coming in every day. We have not drilled any of any account and I think we won't drill much till we are moved away from this place. I like soldiering tolerably well. We have plenty to eat, crackers and bread, coffee, sugar, beef, potatoes, beaiis and rice." hams, Even after moving from Pennsylvania to Virginia the boys evidently fared well, for under date of March 4, 1883, a letter from camp near Belleplain Va.. stated: "I am better and heavier than I ever was at home and my mustache and beard are getting pretty strong. We have plenty to eat and not much to do, only drill four hours a day and go on picket and stand guard sometimes. We have got cartridges again and I think we will have to move before so very long." Another letter is a curious legal permit. ^as one of the heirs of an estate, for the renting or sale of a farm back home. March 24 they were still in Belleplain. "It will soon be summer, for the bullfrogs are hollering like forty. You state that there will be another draft. I wouldn't like to MB that, as it would take all the young . men that arc At'"for work at home, then the old fellows can't do much end who will do the work? We have plenty to eat here and good clothing, too, and I think we Trtttbe paid before long. The orders are to be prepared at any moment to inarch and have ten days' rations, and not to take any more clothing along than we really need. I don't like this marching and fighting, for the rebs don't care; they would just as soon shoot a man in the face as Ht^T* •* *^Z~« ^V^s^ ^S^/^V^^ ^«^^, ( ^. w r . f ^»!T» '. <f tj-Y-nr^ ^^" ,^v*. ' I jwf Si irn* TV»«MT>* i»r» * *»*fl •fl - *«„? it hint »ry This without four hoys* mO*s IK* with much clew land, Th* B#bs haw their farms and smtw»> beauti- th*y ful ho-ijs»i. Sometimes th?ir ho-isws RM tmniM ftQf*. Flew Is worth $30 n barrel MM! pork |1 n pound About 38 mflfs from hers, they can't h*rdy fst ft at ess*?. Bvp." I c4nnot Rtimln On Oct.. 27, Stntt, Bwrndt not." At The Front. Two days later the sergeant wrote from camp near Newbern, N. C,, "We expect wi ft hard fight here on the 13th, the Rebs commenced cannonading about 3 at night and continued till 4 in the afternoon. I have seen more than a dozen shells bursting in the air. The Rebs are trying to take one of our forts up the river, but they could not make , , , wrote from owmp »t Bristol V*, B* foikwm; «W* haT» hssd prtt ty hard times since I wrot« tot We rtarted *t the Rapidan the 8tJh of the month and r*tre«ted back to Ctntarville I t«» yott w« had A pretty hard time of it. W* started about midnight «nd amrched till 4 o'clock, and utopped to rest tSll dmyllfht. TJien WB st*rt«a again and marched till atxrnt 3 o'clock, then stopped, ffot our cUrmere, put up t*>nt« and got mjppcr ftnd were Just ready to lay down when the orders came to strike t«nts «n4 be ready to march right off. "We started and marched till I o clock that night. Then we slept till 4 o'clock. We got up, marched about half a mile and stopped In the road and lay there till dinner. Then wo started and marched marly double quick all afternoon. We crossed the Rappahanoefc and went on ft high hill and lay there that night and next day till 4 o'clock, when we went on picket till 1 o'clock that night, then we started again and marched an night and the next day till 1 o'clock before we stopped for breakfast. We started again and marched till dark and slept till 3 o'clock, when he had to get up end draw rations, get breakfast and started again and marched to Manassas Junction where we stopped 'or a rest, started again and marched to Bull Run and waded through and went to Centerville. "We formed a line of battle behind the breastwork end lay there that night and the next day till dinner, then we marched back to Centerville, about four miles. There our whole brigade had to go on picket until 3 o'clock that night, when we lad to go back to division, went >ack to Centerville and lay there three or four days. Then we started back towards the Rappahanock. We went to Haymarket and formed a Unc of battle, stacked arms and made our supper and didn't think about the rebels and the first thing we knew they drove our cavalry nearly onto us. Then our cavalry urned and fired on them. They put out skirmishers and we tot our arms and stood there awhile. Fired At By Own Men. "We had to move to tha left end it was dark and our skirmishers fired on us, thinking we were reb- ela. They couldn't see us and they didn't .hit any of us, but It was very near. One bullet went Just above mine and the lieutenant's heads, and I tell you It was pretty close. We went back a little piece behind a hill and lay down and slept till 4 o'clock, got up and got our breakfast and lay there till dinner. Then we started and went through Thoroughfare Gap and stopped on the other side, where half our regiment had to go on picket and I was one of them. We were on picket that night and the next day. Mod, H*in And Cold. 'We weat to camp and were in camp till the next morning, when we marched back to Oainavllle station. it rained all day and the mud was knee deep some places. We had to wade through a run and the water went up to our breasts and we were wet all through. It was dark when we stopped and we had no wood. Sn will b» all right Rh*'> of I cannot, wsl! in » yfju the . , corrwt list of th<? killfd «nd wound- wl Jn onr reglmfflt. "Aft*r the last charg* ! ttw but. few of the company, Ho-w nwny EO* J?.1JJ«:1 or •sro'inrtft! I nm not »bl* to «ay. We m«!e thre« «JM- p«rat* charges on the works, Thr last chftTfe we rosda we' captured ttwtr whole skirmish line. Our brig»d« captured between 600 and 1 ,000 prisoners. They loc* very hard. Our loss WM heavy, but so was the rebs. As far an we came over the field the Johnnies lay thicker than ours, I tell you they fought like bulldogs. I haven't much to write, but if I could be with the regiment I could tell you more about it." DISTRICT OF PEESBYT1BIAL Ustick, 111., Oct. 20.— (Special >-~ —Mrs. A. K. McCullagh, Mrs. William Esllnger, Mrs, John McCullagh and Mrs. James McCullagh attended the fourth annual district meeting of fall Preebylcrlal which was held in the Presbyterian church at Fulton Thursday. The newly fleeted officers for this district for the coming year nre n.s follows: President, Mrs. w. F. Morris of Dixon. Vice-president. Mrs. A. K. McCullagh of the Spring Valley Society in Ustick Secretary, Miss Janet Grlerson of Morrison. Treasurer, Mrs. M. A. Robinson of Garden Plain. The Albany Society extended a cordial Invitation for the fifth annual district meeting to be held there next October. Th rr T Orrrn. On scconnt of «,'nrk tn h<* firm? hefors ftnnunl haz&df thi» !nd!. c s h»v» dte- rldfii ?o hnv flip nsirn** guilt »f t-S 1 *? *.h- r'ia»ii sn rs !i 'hr ChScftRo markft, Fr!f1»y. Mr. ("nti'i p.rrompunlefj thft fhip- n n,r. citr. DOUBLE COLLAR A tan and brown printed velvet frock has a double collar that points down In the back and at both sides of a square front neck, made of yellow beige georgette over brown faille. GARARD TRUST C First -Which BANKS BUY— are excellent investments for your funds. 6% INTEREST, payable semi-annually. Denominations: $1000, S500, $100. Ask for our booklet, 'Increasing Your Income Through Investment' FRED B. FRERICHS Insuranee-^-tnvestmenta Phone 179 204 Lawrence EUg. The Ce?king School is- over But we are going to still continue to supply the homes of this section with the T>esT in Flowers and Flower Service. A visit to our Greenhouses will be a surprise to all in the many Floral aids we have to help beautify the home. Sterling Floral'Co. DRIVE-IN SERVICE EXIDE BATTERIES SPEEDOMETERS SCHEBLER CARBURETORS, for all cars GENERATORS STARTERS IGNITION LEE TIRES CASTOR MOTOR OIL TEXACO GAS CAR WASHING—STORAGE Genuine Tarts Uaed All Work Guaranteed 4 WEST 4 STREET Sterling Battery & Electric Company Phone 305-J H. B. M*IJct?c. Pr4- Watch Case Vanities of CARA NOME Cold Cream CARANOME Face Powder CARA NOME Powder & Rouge The last word in convenience for the handbag or purse, likewise in-beauty. A real mirror, generous contents, a dainty lamb's wool puff, non tarnishing case of chie design* a catch thatjriolds 4*M" Ty, yet easy to o|>e¥ at your wish. Altogether, a vanity in which you may take genuine pride. In every way an excellent cream. It is used for massage and to cleanse the skin. You should use Cara Nome Cold Cream Jreely, as it ihe skin^^ youjh- fwf, ::- Pries, $1.1 One of the several tints of Cara Nome Face Powder will blend with your complexion perfectly. And the powder will stay on until you want it off. Fragrance with the entrancing Cara Nojne odor. Price, $2.00 HENDRICKS DRUG CO. TkeKzzv We don't claim to be Angels or to do the impossible— But regular customersi assunTusTthaTour kind" of oil, gas and greasing service pays dividends in better motor car performance. If you are particular about your automobile and want the best service possible, we believe we've got it. Drive in—Learn the meaning of our slogan— "Satisfactory Service With A Smile" Service 5th St. and Ave. A Station Sterling Auto Service Besides having one of the most modern battery and electric service departments in this part of the state, we have specially trained help to -render most any service you might ask for. Let us check your wiring, test the battery, change oil and clean out the old grease before cold weather. It's cheaper to do it now. The Best Garage LLEWEILVN A 9*8 West Fifth St., ILL you be scur around then for gency delivery of coal—and at top market prices? Peak demand means peak prices, Demand now is low—-so are the prices. Why not secure the savings and the surety by ordering Consolidation J That is over 95',;, pure combustible and has less than a bushel basket of ash to the ton and not a single clink«r. Phone 316 Foot of Second Avenue Your bedroom can be beautifully re-furnished at moderate cost A big outlay of money i» not required, to handsomely re-furnish your bedroom with modern furniture. Not if you me&e your selection from our large stock, which comprises the latest designs, woods, and finishes. », , S ®P*. D *WSSER, CHEST OF DRAWERS, $66M Walnut finish. Substantial^ well-made furniture. Smoothly finished interiors. You will be pleased with the quality of this suite. BED, VANITY, BENCH, CHEST OF DRAWERS, $$SJ® Jmt unpacked. Of walnut, it is an exceptionally attractive design. FOUR-POSTER SUITE, $1MM For the woman whose heart i» set on a. graceful four-poster bed, this suite has particular appeal. Rippled walnut OR the top drawers and split turnings are interesting features See £% % Ue in our wMot »' Th e bed, chest, mwty and bench, $126.50. VANITY, BENCH, CHEST OF DRAWERS, BED Burl walnut. Vanity has S drawers, chest has 3 large and S «ms/fer size drawers, making an exceptionally roomy suite The chaste, plain design of this suite will please those of conservative taste. The bed, vanity, bench and chest, $13SM. 7-PIECE SUITE WITH TWIN BEDS A handsome suite with burl walnut overlays and marqwterie inlaid work. Massive yet graceful design. The suite consists &f the twin beds, new style vanity, uphol*t?red bench t chert drawers, night fable, and mirror that rests &n the tft&tt drawers. SPRINGS AND MATTRESSES A mo#t complete assortment of mst- trewe*, from an all-cotton at $8J0» t& the finest compartment Kapok at 'A good coil spring with helicals in attractive green ertamtl ish, is priced at $10jQO. Link springs, the fem&m Iteluxv, the Perfection, and others are here in all sixes and jtrieea. For perfect rest, buy the best:^the Rest Emy Turkish box iipfiny and mattress. Finest quality. Comes in three #ectiom and is easily interchangeable t insuring longer umtr? - exclusive dealers -for the . you want something better at m mart money, mk to me &ar B. A. Forster & Sons

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