Sterling Standard from Sterling, Illinois on February 18, 1897 · Page 8
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Sterling Standard from Sterling, Illinois · Page 8

Sterling, Illinois
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Thursday, February 18, 1897
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OF NBW8. Beporft. Xx.t.8.', Feb. 17,1897.— tot next 86 feonw are ft* Ifl», cloudy and much colder. — Frank 'Millet , of Jordan, was down Tuesday buying lumber for the purpose of making some extensive repairs At hts farm. —A large gray eagle was shot a few Ssnitea north of Savanna last" Saturday that measured Beven feet from tip to tip of wings, —The Ladies' Aid Society met Monday evening In the G. A. B. Hall. Further arrangements were made for the sociable and entertainment to be given ' . ' —The Galena Gazette is congratulating Jo Daviess county'and slapping it on the back because there was not a divorce case on the circuit court docket at the present term of court and the grand jury did not find a single Indictment. —A pretty girl with lots of nerve has 'been doing a thriving business selling •hoe blacking in this city. She shines the shoes of the men about town, and does the job so well that her victims can't help making a purchase of her wares. > . r-Sterling £odge, No, 174% I. O. Q. F., held an interesting meeting in their hall Monday night. Chief Shultz was given the^third degree and ie now a full brother in JOdd Fellowship. No j>ther_buBin£S8jatiiitereBt^O-the- public , was transacted. — Phllo J. Hewitt, a wealthy citizen of Forreeton, committed suicide on Ftiday last by shooting himself in the mouth with a pistol. He was a bachelor and sixty-two years of age. No 4!ausej) can be ^assigned for his act of self destruction. ' .- ' > ...'-. — DeKalb'bae a dozen young ladies who are saving their money and fitting themselves by study for a four months' trip in Europe. The real merit of this little diversion Is .that every one of fhege girls are earning the money they propose to put into this trip. . '—The government dam at Moline is said to be in a dangerous condition, 'and* repairs are^Mmperatively needed before the|high water of June. The Secretary of .War says that a break in the dam'tnight cause great damage and possible loss of life at Moline. f • • . - ~— ; — Founders' Day was celebrated by Knox College JMonday. The college • has passed the sixtieth milestone in its history and is now prospering as it Detore. The commemora- live exercises were .fine and tha addresses K were listened to by .large crowds. v —It is reported that a well known young man of this city living, on West Fourth street, will soon ^assume the dignity of the head of a household. The house has been selected and is now being fitted up and long before the first crocus blooms the wedding bells will ng in the west end. , .' _f- A' northern Indiana._preBcher,while preaching on the significance of little things, the other Sunday, said: "The hand that made the mighty heavens • made a grain of Band; which made the lofty mountains made a drop of water; which made you made the grass in the ^elds,; which made me made.'a daisy." And here the congregation bolted. —The Secretary of War; haa recently approved a portion of the route of the main line of the Hennepin Canal as projected by Engineer Wheeler, of this .city. This line was chosen in preference to several otherp which had been previously |made. The line extends from near the feeder junction to Bock Hiver, a distance of pearly forty miles. •—Freddie, the Maall ion of a well- known minister, had misbehaved, and to punish hloa he was not allowed to est at the family table. A small table was set for him in the corner of the dining-roooo. When hia dinner waa . before him Freddie said very : "Lord.I than^ thee that thou prepared a table before me in the of joine e«emiea." .— Joba Rogers, colored man who ftted at Woetfstoefc recently at the age of ninety, was sold, nine times' as a •tor e, and at no one time did he ' bring less thssp «l^K), Once be fled to the feat WM pursued ]by blood- esptured, «o4, %n ft peaalty he eight hae^r«<i*l«lje8 on bis Tfcs G,, 4. R, post, of which was a Ktexubftr had charge of .the ' Wheeler ba» owners of land along the right f tfet Beawsjii!} Canal, inform- febitt tb« Oovsremeiit wouid - use tbf Jsjaf ^ttfels » way — L. T«. Jofissnn shipped to hia Milto», In Misslssippf, ft large cot>s!gn- iftent of dlffersHt seeds of Northern frowfcb. It is tufa that Northern grown seeds prore very thrifty in tn* Southland. . ' ' ,.._ ..... . PEBSOHAI4 JMENTION. Miss Georgia Kentner, o! Palmyra, Is reported to be very 111. C. E. Gloshert, of Chicago, was In the city Monday on businees. Jacob Hanger," of Coleta, spent Tuesday in this city with friends. , Oliver Talbot, of Sanfotdville, was on the streets, of the city Tuesday. ,J. II.jManning, of Cqleta, wafi ,down ti the city Tuesday on a business trip.- Harry Summerville, of Chicago, was la the city Monday transacting business. _.. Miss Myra Clark departedryeBterday for Charlotte, la., for a visit with ^relatives and friends'. . Calvin^John, of Penrose, is hauling a large quantity of corn to one of our elevators in this^ city.- James Miller, an extensive farmer from the Winnebagos, was in the. city Tuesday on business. Mrs. B. A. Weaver, of Batavia, ia in the city for a week's visit with her sister, Mrs. P. Compton. ' ' Thomas wickens, of Tampico, delivered a load of • fat sheep to S. A. Schmoeger on Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. George Apple, of Mai- vern, came dowh to the city Tuesday and Spent part of the day. Anson Brauer was in Monday showing off a spanking fine pair of mules -Whlch-he -recently purehaoeik^,- ^:,r-~~ M. Chreighton, oit Penrose, hauled a portion of his corn crop to the city Tuesday and sold it to shippers. Miss Adelaide Stevens, of Walnut, is visiting her Bistere, Mrs. Hanna'Stoner and family and Miss Mary Stevens. Miss Nohe returned to Oregon Tuesday afternoon. She has been the guest of the Misses . Lendman for several' days. . , Mrs. E.|P. Edwards, arrived home last* evening from Fruithurst, Ala., where she has been spending the winter. :' •'... . : '. •. .•.'..'' Mrs.; Will Martin, who has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. Robert Cashman, has returned to her home in plxon. - , : Miss Florence Pennington, who £as been •visiting with friends in Chicago for several weeks past, arrived-home- Monday evening. Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Smith returned to Polo yesterday ^afternoon. They havejbeen guests of Mr. andJMrg/Andy tor several days. ".' • " ~ Aaron Buker, of Gap, Grove, passed through the city Tuesday enroute to points further South where he expects to purchase some horses. Alvin Ramsay and Mies Emma ghontz were married in Dixon Monday afternoon by the Eev. 0. H. Cessna. They will reside in LaSalle. A. |E. Hendricks "left Wednesday for ^Ottawa,' 111., to attend the State Convention of Supervisors, Commissioners and County officers*— — • ' • '--. John Young, the blacksmith at Penrose, has ^changed bis residence nearer his shop. ThOichange was 'made as a matter of convenience in being nearer his business. . Dr. M. J. Hill reports the venerable Martin Overholser, of Coleta, to be much improved. He is now able to sit up in bed for a short time at Intervals during each} day. George Hey, who has b$en seriously ill over four -weeks, still continues to improve. He expects to soon be able to engage in that great First avenue game of euchre. Abram B, Beltzel, of Mitchell, S. D. arrived in the city Tuesday afternoon and is visiting with bis father who lives northeast of the city, Mr. Belt- zel haa been a resident of Dakota for the past fifteen years. F. B. Connet, of Kansas City, who accompanied Mies Battle LeFevre home with the remains of her brother, left for his home on the 8:52 train' t>y way of Omaha. Mr. Connet was one of the office boys in the Badger Lumber Co. ' George Jennings, of Prophetetjown, WBsin the city Saturday. Mr. 'Jennings is carrying one of hia hands in a eling, resulting from his getting it beneath a heavy log. Though painf ally crushed, there were no bones broken, and the injury is only temporary. W; W. Davis left Friday evening for St. Louis, where he will join the deie- gat^a to the conveatioG of the National Editorial Aaeo<jistioa and go with them to Galvestoa, Tex., where the ac- meeting IB to be held, Froia there ei0*rsioo which wUI eiiy es,. HowlHudj A, Joiuison. A, W. WlUer, STA SWA im--Never feeing !n your paper from this part of the State J thought I wotdd improve my time byftarittog yon a lew Hnes, Everything is booming here sides tbe election of McKtnley. A good many people, though, f eel sorejJtw the way it turned out, bnt they are mostly an ignorant-Mi of "Cannucka" .and "Pol- oefcs." Fife Dewsaw-millB have started since election! one of which is owned by a fornier Ohio maa and Of which Mr, Frank Wolf,formeriy of Sterling, Is engineer. The price of forest prod- acts have risea considerably, r ""S- The country is wild yet, bnt is rapidly becoming settled. The soil is of all grades, but .chiefly a sandy loam known as "pine land," being thickly covered with pities and hemlocks. We've .had an open winter so far, the coldest being 7" below zero, and just n6w we are having our first sleighing. " , The snow is well used by the lumber tnen, .who_ajre rashihg the!? crews-night and dsy in order to getthefrTogstolBer banking grounds'before the snow leaves. Lumbering on a large scale is almost dead in this vicinity/ the only large estops left are thoee of Col. A. T. Bliss, of SaginaW, but farther up the Tlthbawassee river there Is any quantity of .timber land never'touched by a logging crew. . . I wish some of our dudes back home could see the dress of an old back woodsman—a gay colored tripped "mackinaw" for a coat,\ pants that come to the knee, heavy red or blue stockings and either rubber 1 shoes or "driver".shoes. The latter are for use on the river; they come almost to the, knee, have half inch soles and have steel corks a half an inch long on the sole to prevent slipping, . • —The main source of livlinopd for tghe. young men not worWn^In^caWpl^tfie^ isawing and hauling of single-bolts'f or 31.35 a cord. ,' , V-. • My uncles, A. E. and B. L. Smith, formerly of Gap Grove, .have sawed and skidded over three hundred logs that will average two feet across and are now sawing them Into bolts. The land here requires a good deal of hard labor before it is fit for farming, but when cleared, produces' good cropsr-uncommonly good the past season, But prices for farm produce are very low. The,, first';!crop' raised'on new land is wheat,followed by beans or peas/of which a great many are raised. I never saw as good a quality or as great a' 'quantity 5 of apples as were raised here the past season, [ • There are .four common eohools,three churches, a blacksmith shop, a general store and an Orangemen ( Maccabee and Town Halltf lu'Hope—to the Free 'Methodist church revival meetings are .being-held within, the last four weeks and a large number of converts is the resnlt..".-," TO tne wander off to other States in search of game, I should say Michigan is the place. During, the autumn a great number of deer qnd. bear were killed, besides any 1 amount of smaller game. One of our neighbors haa a dog who attacked a porcupine and his. tongue and!mouth was -so .filled with quills' that it was necessary to hold the dbg and pull the .quills with a pair of nippers. A great many wolves, .wild cats and lynx prowl through the woods and Lon&jaan was attacked in broad day light by a lynx. ,, There were several gangs of hunters in this vicinity this fall and among them was some ladles from Saginaw and Detroit, who were dead shots with a.rifle. .,'. ; . v".'•'•,;. •. ,•/.-••-. ,'• : ' : We are thirty milee from the Indian reservation at Mt. Pleasant. We see gangs of Indians quite often.' Thinking that my letter has all ready become too long, I will close ' ? " Yours truly, . , 1 EAYMOND T, JACOB. BORN. BENNEB— OQ Friday, Feb. 12, 189V, to Mr. and; Mrs. Charles Benner, a daughter. . , ' - ; SIDDLES.— On Friday, Feb. 12,1897^ aoMr. and Mrs. Charles Siddlee, of Geneaee township, a son. * ! , LE FBVBK~Oia Sunday, Feb; 14, 1897, to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Le Fever, of this city, aeon. -r-To Mr. and Mrs. Robert Little, Friday. Feb. 12, 1897, a daughter. • . , - MANOAN*~TO Mr, and Mrs. Q. K. Mangen, of Erie, Saturday, Feb. 13, ' :—To 1 Mr. and Mrs. J. A, Hutton, on Saturday, Feb. 1^ 1897, a daughter. , . letter list. ' Letters remaining in the Post Office at Sterling, 111., for the week ending Friday, February W, 1897: , • LADIES. Coe, Miss J*»*lc, Mitchell. F«Jiey, Miss Frances. Mittei-, i$m, A. iirutor, Mrs. Ki!z-a A. HuilVli, ilra. Dwtgh Hcldsr, Mfso WiZJe, . Blierer, Mr». A. F, H»atley, Mrs. M. A. Wright, Mis, Emma, Hoffman, Mrs, ' nsitt Fat. . Ferla Haiuo, Feoifeerg, Alia/ • tn Apr?! i'* r.f A * HJ M i," A. 1». I' 10 ", f<n t t, «t ^ h!' i( i fw a!! h»7io« th« «*»« Strutted. All jvs to SUM Bctate &re tuqwssted to Jn*1» etit to the trfH?er»tee<3. of , Dated tfite SWh «i>|_<H,raa9*qr, A. 0. 6t3 CHRISTIAN BOHKfJKB, Admictstmtwr. Public Sale. xny term, locates onWtetf »t!e north ot stows Station and font toilet KnttheMt' ol BoCfe FWlt, on . Wetinttdesy, February 14, JSffr. 1 will sell, wlthont teierre, the following ptwst- ty, (>a lt»« Aftiws dBssrlbfta ^r«iuM«, to wtfj » bead of horses; 2 brood mare* 8 yttan o!d, 8 eeld- Ines four years old. t mar* three years old, I gelding ten years old, I c<Hi two years old, i mole, 60 head of cattle, so steers, coining three yews old, now on foil feed, icohogs; 66 brood iows and 45 barrows »»d ehoates. Agricultural Implements, Qreln, Ete.—New Champion binder, McOortnlck binder, 2 corn planters, n«w Av«ry and 'Challenge; new disc imrrow, stalk nutter, hay rake, 1 A«ry and 1 J)eerlnj? cnltlrator, 2 Bbtteen-Incn walking plows, 8 Scotch harrows, seeder, improred potato plow, 2 lumber wagons, truck wagon, new Henney top buggy, new Henney road wagon, bob sled, cutter, 2 hay racks, 3 sets double harne«s, setltght double harness, hay fork and ISO feet of rope, grind stone, shovels, forks, new cooUnjt ttonuh, milk tank, etc. 4,ooO bushels of corn: 3,600' .i«ti«l* of ear and 600 bushels shelled corn; i,ou> bushels seed oats— will sell In 200 bushel lot": 70 tons 'iliresned~cbfii Iwl<t6iv1a BSfli ; 20 tons u5& straw. In bam, and a stack of o«ts straw,- Sale to commence at 10 a. ni. Free Innoh at 12 m. TEHMS OP BAI.E.— On all «ums of f5,oo and under, cash; over that amount a credit ot 10 months will be given on notes with approved security, without Interest if paid when due. If not paid when dne, 7 per cent. Interest wilt be charged from date of sale; 8 per Cent, discount for cash. No property removed until settled for. N. I* HECKMAN. ' 0. 0. rMrai/Er, Auctioneer. • 012 ANNOUNCEMENTS. : ToWK COM.RCTOB.— I hereby announce my* self as a candidate for the office of Collector for the Township of BteHlng. at the coming election, and I desire your support, ' BKRSAHD COLLECTOB.— I hereby announce myself as a candidate tor the office ot Collector for the Township of Sterling, at the coming spring election, and solicit your support. H. a HIOBV. TOWN COLLECTOR.— I wish to announce that I am a candidate for election to the office of Collector for bterllng Township, at the approaching Spring election, and respectfully solicit your support. I earnestly hope that you will use your influence In my behalf with 'your neighbors and. -friends.;- Any favora extended In this way will be Tully appreoiateafir^" i£ "~VT". " ~ '* v. . WM, H. HOWAKP. TOWN COLLECTOB.i-I herebjr announce myself as a candidate for the office of Collector for the Township of Sterling, at the coming election, and solicit your support. • ^ '• • '• • , • TETEB O'HAIB. . COMMISSIONER OF HIGHWAYS.— I hereby announce myself as a candidate for the office ot Commissioner of Highways for the Township of Bterllng at the coming election, and I solicit the support of the voters. W. • COMMISSIONER OF HIGHWAYS.— thereby announce myself as candidate at the spring election for the office of Commlsslonoroflllghwaysfortno Township of HterUng, and respectfully solicit your support. . DAVID B.. BUTT. Somet&Ing to Eat. Did you ever try the Merchants Cafe? Everything first-class. Low prices. Good grub and. courteous treatment. Try it. C. ' K. ."-•:. " Ind. Block Coal 8100 m ton " « Hard Coal....... 87.60^ ton «' Lumber $7.00 $ M.. and upwards Buys hay by wagon load or car load. ••."-• Ear Corn at all times. " Buys Clover and Timpthy Seed. ' Transacts all of the above business at Bound Grove, 111. Sal0. Cord wood and oak posts. Time will be given to responsible parties. 2t4 L. E. BUOOKFIELD. ..',;, ' -Esray Four yearling calves, of Jersey stock, followed my cattle from Tamplco. Owner may have same by paying charges,-!— HEKMAIJ ZEITINO,-^ -' C. U^ Siefken farm, Harmon, 111. Teachers' Examination. . I will hold teachers' examinations ap follows, Friday's,work in each instance beginning at 1 p'. m.: Sterling School, Sterling, Friday and Saturday, March 10 and 20; Frophetstown, Friday* and Saturday, March 28' and 27, 'Examination at Morrison for State "University Honorary Scholarship,. Friday and Saturday, June 4 and 5. Annual Teachers' Normal, one week, beginning Monday, June 28. Those interested should preserve thfa notice. ' W. J. JOHNSTON, County Supt. ':•:•','•;'.,•'• -.Kotice, ;", To my friends, and patrons: Youwijl find me with Harden & Son, where I solicit your patronage in the sale of 8. M, S. pianos and organs. Also sewing machines and organs repaired; Work guaranteed. Respectfully, 6416 , W.B. ' For Sale, A fine Seal Skla Coat and 'India Shawl. Also some of the best furniture belonging to the Eva McKibblu estate, at a bargain. Call at 404 West Third etteet • , ' J. G. MANAHAN, W, A. JENKINS, 60t6 '- — ;- When you are tired Of poor soft coal, try some of our new Kentucky o^ LaSaile Third Vein. Prices a^ I«w "" as tbf loweft. Hard . ' toal stiii $7 at JOHN PECK-'S We are now offering a large assortment of Dress Goods for Spring wear. . All Wool Checks Handsome Styles and Colorings fro? 25 Gents up- ^ * All Wool Fancies JCn the latest Designs from 60 Cent ix$& We have just opened the best Stock of ,| Black Wool Dress Goods \ f ' ' f » i ,' * . . / , ' - '-i : A - ' Ever Shown in Sterling. All the latest "Weaves. • ' ' '- We are Agents for the Sale of the celebrated . ' ,V ' ! " - '/'i Priestly Black Goods I . ' » * - '. * p * ' Best Wearing^Q-oods in America- Oal and see them.' . - •'„.', ''•'.". - • • ' J; K. Chester; Bought at 4O Cents • • *»- • i '-->,. J£ine-Stopk .',.-. J. D, Parsons & Co., 4J » * ' ,.•**.'" Dixon, Illinois, . \v Consisting of : Shoes of all kinds from A. A. to E, E^ G-ents' Furnishing Goods, all of the besff ___ —^-^ran^ * Monarch SJrirts, Wilson Bros' Shirts- ;, : ^ All kind of Hats. . 100 Dozen Collars, suoh as Ooon Brant E-&W. Fine Neckwear, Men's Hose Suspendea Overalls and Working Shirts. These Goods will be sold at the Cash Department Stor '••'.''. ' At 60 Cents * c.a on the Dollax*. Shoes from Bo a Pair np for Babies. Shoes ° 25<? "-" : 4 *' 4 '-Children. Shoes '• B0« *' " " " , Ladles, Shoes , " 65o M " " " 'Men. t * 8J.50 Fine Press Shirts for t)5e $1.00 « ' « « " ...! B9o 750 " " " " 49o 7So Persian Tie for 83o BOc ' " " " 23c gOo White Collars, 3 for 250 BOo Overalls for 2®s 50C and 25c Men's and Boys' Caps Choice.,..'...,...., 170 Fur HatK from i«c up to..•, §5,25 Valises from 500 up to*..., ,-f J.BO In this Sale we will sell can of the fir¥rsTeieet~ $£ Mocha and Coffee at 65 Cents. One pouad .t,. lUoaf Sugar free with e»cj» ^ for One Week Only. 99 povnd Gran, Sugar for $i< ' ' Try owf Teas, ' JOHN H,AHR€N

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