Sterling Daily Gazette from Sterling, Illinois on January 16, 1888 · Page 4
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GAZETTE: MONDAY, JANUARY, 1*5 1888. "Xu'TT'-iT.s rioT t'" 1 nomination foi pr.vprnor, equivalent, to an election down in Loni.«Unii S-atimlay. Nichols Is tli« ppt. of the unfprriiipd. of his State. CONGRESSMAN CLEMENTS is the mar who introduced in the last House a bill to do away with civil service altogether. He is now f-minnaa o? the committee on Rflforra in the Civil 6en-lce. U> apal a reform this way,—'T-e-f-a-r-r-m. "WE ALL said BO." Carlisle is In and golno; to stay in Congress. Of course everybody knew that, although almost everybody believes ha was not elected, and that Thoebe. who contests h!s seat, was. Uut Carlisle's side la in the majority and that makes all the Difference in the world. SOME OF the papers are uttering the usual every four-year cry of "young men to the front; old fellows have been there long enough." This Is very absurd Age, whether advanced or youthful, should be no bar to preferment. William Pitt successfully met that argument in his reply to Walpole who twitted him with being over young. A man's a man for a' that At twenty two William Pitt was chancellor of the British exchequer and nobody thought his age was against him. So Gladstone bordering on eighty is leader of his party'in England to-day, and Bismarck well In the seventies is loaded with the German Empire, yet nobody thinks of displacing them because of their age. Some of the present incumbents of State offices are incompetent and ought to be Qred out; but it makes no difference whether their successors be sixty or eighty, or twenty; what is wanted is good men, be their ages what they may. Front Harmon. Jan. 14.—The people of our village were somewhat surprised this morning to see the wrecking train making its way through town, as but few bad heard of tho wreck of Doc. Boynton's train which happened about two miles west of this station at 10 p. m. yester day. Doc says it is the first time be has had a wheel off the track since he came on the road over fifteen years ago; both cars were disabled] but |no one was injured. Will the correspondent of the Bock Falls News please inform the farmers .where Mr. Kesster. is. buying corn, as they do not know of any such grain firm in the vicinity. They .have-all been selling to Mclotire pr Kesaler Bass & Enis who are only paying 45 cts for ear corn.^ Also tell ua how many o' the Parson boys are here from Iowa aa we saw but one the other three were home on a vacation from Wheatonicollege, whe're they are attending school. J. J. McKevett, of McK. Bros., started for Chicago today, on a business trip. Tom Parker is out on the stree again after a short, but painful illness Thomas Galdin sold 25 head of cattle to Kessler, Bass & Enls last Wednesday. There Is considerable hay moving north on'sleigh the past two Jweeks most of it going to Mt. Morris and Oregon. NON. A FUNN v WORLD'. ' ELAINE. jr», OPTS WM love's own Illy, broken with Che Aid biirdnn of Its nrectnesm. la perfect, pallid tie golden b?*rt of, her iras rwatbed arxrat, With her while body'i rx"tal. A* the flower die* Hcd fibe, vlth no more light or warmth to Jraw upoo; . ' >ft but » dewlcia night, a day without the tun. "o her no tender lorer 1 ! p««ce would «ver com« ""rom dawn till dufllt. Dor yet from dusk till dawn; b her no JXMK.-O with pipe of taking birds, ,t Eny Iffrer'e Bws*t remember'd pood eight worda: 'ot cren unto her tho hidden hope wherefrorn tome subtlo strength to other loving m&idn is drawn; 'ot e'en the lore assured, that, sad eyed, bide* •ml trait* a Ian-la rcmota, at great extremes of bin* so 'ot any lorer's p<?aco, but all & lover's teArs Would bo for her, until th« pearls of all her years n&d slipped from off the tiring of time, and . [*1 dropped Into the ocean ot eternity. Twas only left for her to din. as flower die* f sweetness Infinite; or as tlio bird that lle« nth lire gone out In song, Us Icn ** and grief too great 'or aught SATO one last walling note for Its dead mat.;. —Jennie Maxwell Palo*. «-_.* - - Th * *~ fS - \ ' • ' ••' hardest Vj "tough" in the eity Iny '1 -^* nigh tothethroenofdeath, ^^ nnil tlic puins which twiat fcl bin muscles were nfonnh to shorten his breath. Aud '.uiullicr tume to console him, but culled him u "Imrilcned wretch," anil the "timcli"' reached down for a foobt- jiiok nnil ''cuu^lit him nn ugly fetch." Ami strauxo as the story scemeth, llio llrsi 'scaped ileailly toil—while the other wan killed wilh the bootjack—he waa cured h.v Si. Jicolis Oil. So the Oil was true to Its imHsion, but it's ruther a Bing'liir fuel tliuta wretch should live in spite ol nil aiij n good man go to rack. We know uot why tin-tie things Bhoiild lie, but ol one thing we are sum, that uprains or brui&e!) ot any kind the Oil i-t sure to cure. As the following testily "J'ittu- bnrjj, 1'u., 303 Wylic ave., Jan. 29, 1837.— O:ii- of my workmen fell from a ladder twenty-three feet; sprained nnd bmi.-n] Irm arm very biully. He thought he coulil not work lor nix weeks, lie used St. J.iTOlw Oil and wo* cured, in four days. Franz X. Got-l/." "No. 51 Fletcher sr. Lowell, Mass., Nov. 4, lti6C>. —MiiDeri'ii with injury to my knee, which occurrw! several ycara ago, and becmne chronic Treated by liott physicians without permanent Ix-iiefit. St. Jac<>lw Oil wiw used uud the knee is complrtcly cured. N Hotvurd Sawtelle." "Kuali, SiiBqnehanna counly, Pa., Dec. '20, !*?«.—I jumped ,'fnmi a hi^h load And sprained my ankle very badly. It was tcrriMy Hwollcn nni' very painful. Hallicd it with St. Jaci Oil Two days alter discarded crutch aud cnnc; have not used them mure; experience no inconvenience, uo pain. S. ii. McCain." "»-oriu, 111., June V!U, 18S7.--OviT two moiillis ago Ml on the ice, tmlly di.s- lociitin;; my shoulder, causing great sufl'er- iug. 'One application of St. Jacohs Oil gave me relief; cue bottle guve final cure. No return of pain. W, T. Dowdall, postmaster." "Biirnilwo Station, \Vis.,Jnnel4 1B37.—Have not felt the least effects from my hurts aince I was cured three years ngo. I fell from my engine aud struck my Iwck; thought the lilt) was knocked out of me. 8. W. Dixon." And »o the list Koes ou to nhow innunierahle cases (hut have been' promptly cured, nnd it is funny world thai it bus not fouud U out King Humbert and his wife- will b invited to visit England. COUGH and Concumpton Cure is sold by us on a guarantee. 1 cure* Consumption. O. A. Oliver & Co. 1 Fera is in sad plight. No credit an< ' i ready for revolt. retw®<$», Kemp' j, for the Throat and Lnntrs. I nevaf fftLI»toeur« Couxua, Ctil£U,Crou Bfouebltia aud all throat stud luu tswtbhwi. Psi«« 60 c*wt» nod 91. A. t THE BOND ROBBERY. It waa a jolly little farm house. I had seen past the place many times, and ccnted with pleasure the honeysuckles •which grew upon tfi«" sldo—only .a few miles from Chicago. One Trould have thought the place be- onged to somo old couple who, after hav- ng passed a laborious life, had retired icre for peace and content. Still tho hadow o£ death bad passed over the little louse, and as I rode up to the pate one morning I caught a glimpse of a pale faced •onng girl, with her long, disheveled hair .bout her neck and shoulders and her oyea <xl with weeping, who was looking down .ho road with anxious eyes. I left the carriage hastily, and a rather smart looking young man, who offered to ake charge of the horse, took my placo. Tho interior of the cottage was In kcep- ng wltfi tho outer adornments, whlch.had >eon so lavishly supplied by nature; but ho blinds wcr« closely drawn, and there •was an air of gloomy depression that nvas almost suffocating. The young girl had >pened the door for me, and she drew «ck with a graceful bow as I entered, )bt, without speaking, pointed the way to an Inner room. She seemed overwhelmed >y some recent grief that deprived her of the power of making &n effort of tho common courtesies naturally expected of one ippanmtlv- well bred. But shs was re- iered of her embarrassment by an elderly who came forward and welcomed me as one who had been long, and anx- xjusly expected. A noto from the chief of the Chicago police, Introducing me, informed them ihnt I had been detailed to visit the house, and that the'nature of tho case, hod been confided to me. I enjoined secrecy upon them as to my real character, instructing them to answer any Inquiries by saying that I was a distant connection of Godfrey Holmes, who now lay lifeless under tho roof, as the doctor had said, from the effects of poison. I had secretly finished these preliminaries when tho young raan who had taken, chargo of my horsa strode Into the room. He WOE Introduced aa Charles Saxby, and •was a muscular, rather handsome man, with piercing gray eyes, and an expression of considerable intelligence. He was such a person as I would have selected for any employment requiring a large amount of endurance and self possession. There waa a certain easy coolness In his manner that led me to think he had not -been bred in tho country, and I subsequently learned that he had been a student at law in an eastern college, and had come west for tho double purpose of recuperating his health and pursuing his studies more cheaply. Tho family at the cottage.had consisted of Godfrey Holmes, now deceased, a widowed Bister of his deceased wife, and his daughter Amelia. Upon the death of his beloved wife, Mr. Holmes nad declared his intention of remaining a •widower, and his wife's sister, a quiet, •unassuming woman, had token charge of his housekeeping. ^ Amelia, the daughter, was now in her 17th year, her figure very elegant and her appearance graceful. Her face was very sweet, her eyes dark brown and abundant hair of the same color was twined about her head. One would have thought the natural consequence of being thrown, almost constantly into the society of as handsome a man as Saxby, she would have lost her heart to him. But the very opposite to this was. the fact, and he could have left the place at any moment without regret npon her part. Her father, however, had been much engaged by him, and had often hinted to his housekeeper that he was lure he would be quit* satisfied .with such It son-in-law. The entire neighborhood shared in this good opinion of Saxby. He and Amelia would make such a splendid match, they Bald. Both were so handsome, BO intelligent, BO similar in their tastes; besides, were they not admirably matched aa to worldly prospects. Saxby had no wealth, It is true; but be came of a family of influence, and with the fortune Mr. Holmes would be able to give he could rise high In the world. Amelia did not need to marry for money, for although her lather possessed a little landed property, was he Dot rich In the best securities of the government r So, indeed, he had been; but upon the very night of his decease all his stock and bonds, gold and mortgages and his private papers had disappeared, nnd no one could tell whither they had flown. Here, then, were the two terrible circumstances ot robbery and suspected murder, combining to bring utter desolation and ruin to the family, so peaceful but a few brief hours before. It is little wonder that the grief stricken girl hod stood pale and motionless in my presence when sho knew the occasion of my coming. About an boor after my arrival a carriage was driven up to the farm house, and two! portly gentlemen In block coats allghtco and came into the cottage. They carried two small coses with them which brought disagreeable remembrances to mo, for I knew thtiy contained the glittering trepanulng knives and scalpels which hod been Displayed before my gaze on numerous painful occasions. Soon afterward the coroner arrived, accompanied by h number of the neighbors, from whom ho proceeded to impanel a jury. While her aunt was busy receiving these individuals, I had an opportunity tor a short Interview with Amelia, and 1 learned from her at that time muth that Was useful la my subsequent investigations. The post mortem examination was «' length concluded, ^"^, somewhat to m] Surprise, the eutgpons declared that the opinion of tho old gentleman's physician that death hud resulted from poisoning waa incorrect. Death had aup«rvene( from, sudden congestion of the heart, there was not the slightest trace of ton play, and tha necessary certificate, for in terment was granted. When I subsequently lenrued that Mr. Holmes had uud denly fallen d«ad, and that hU doctor hai not reached him until long after the breath bad left the body, I did not tUlok this coneliwloa to *traa)re. It rehsvej mo from & iiU«£re«*bla weight; for coma ot poiMning ax* *lw»j-» tccomp<uUed by dt*- Crw»fai eisreuautan**!; and I cow bad into UM i 'ho lo^s oT llu^i 1 ^oiil'l Irnvn A^nolia nnd tie old lady in poverty, for the latter was nttrely dependent ti|»m her brnther-ln- nw, whn.iiftd no liviiiR relatives save hese two. The deceased had placed no faith In the mnks, nnd had always kept the small twl bound box In his sleeping room. He ad shown tin contents to his daughter and her aunt upon various occasions, and when they had remonstrated with him ibont keeping BO much value In BO insecure a place, the old man htvd smiled at heir fenr«. He hnd depended largely for he safety of the box upon tho fact that all person-), save those Immediately con- •ected with him, were Ignorant of his laving these 1 re.'inurps. Several p'.T.-uns hnd been about the louse on the night ot his decease, nnd the arper number had been more or less in he bedroom. Amelia, young Saxby and everal others were mentioned by the old y in particular; but she declared that he would suspect herself or the other members of the household aa soon as one the neighbors. They were entirely Ignorant of the ex- stence of the box, and this might be de- »nded upon, If their honesty were to be «t aside. Besides, It seemed impossible hat anything could have been removed rom the house without detection on that night ot Borrow. There was not an nonr hat some one was not about, and cither Amelia or her aunt hod remained In the >edroom continually. Still the box was ;one, and it must have had some outside uoong of locomotion. As might have been expected, I amcst nstantly pitched npon Saxby as the thief. '. felt convinced of It, although there was nothing suspicions In the young man's manner. The difficulty before me was to reach the truth in such a manner that no jolnt-of refutation would be left. I must lot only show him to be the guilty party, jut also recover the stolen property, tho arger portion of which would be readily negotiable, and could be disposed of with Ittle risk of detection. I was asked to remain for lunch, and requiring some time for thought,! accepted the invitation. Soon the elder lady, Saxby and myself were seated at the table, Amelia being too indisposed to Join us, and the moat rigid silence prevailed for some time. I was employed in secretly watching Saxby, who, I soon discovered, enjoyed tile entire" confidence of our kind hearted hostess, She hnd already acquainted him with the secret of who I was, and the occasion of my presence at tho cottage. When the meal was over aud the old lady had gone to look after her nlpce's comfort, Saxby entered Into a lengthy conversation with me. He talked well, but was much too ready In his suggestions as to the missing securities, and the longer I remained with him the stronger became my prejudice against him. After much agitation I decided that it was only necessary to give the suspect "rope enough and he would hang himself." I must be on hand, however, to see that he did not slip his head from the noose. I conceived a plan and began to act upon It at once. I assumed a confidential manner, and informed the young man that I hod thought of some circumstances relating to the missing bonds, in which I thought he could assist me. . "If you will go Into the city with me,"" I continued, "I will tell yon more." Saxby consented to this proceeding without tho least show of reluctance, and we set out together. While upon the way I feigned a story to amuse him, and hinted, In a distant way, that I was inclined to think that Sir. Holmes' sister-in-law knew more ot tho missing valuables than any other.person. I concluded by requesting him to watch tho old lady's movemouts. To do Saxby Justice, he defended tho good woman warmly and grew quite in dlgnant at my "venomous chargo," which I excused by telling him that it was necessary to take every precaution. When we reached Chicago I took the young man to the central police office and prepared to carry out tho real motive for my action. .While I caused Saxby to be detained In conversation by » brother oflleer, a photographer with his camera placed behind n screen for the occasion skillfully pictured the man's features. Then I dismissed him, but was careful to keep him in view until he left the city. Before another day had rolled around a photograph of the young man was In the office of nearly every broker in the city. Time passed, and the scheme bore no fruit; Mr. Holmes had been in his grave nearly a-month, and his daughter's fortune was still undiscovered. I hnd been playing a waiting game heretofore; but now I decided to commence a decided action. I had not lost sight of Saxby during this Interval, for a skillful shadow had kept his movements continually under Inspection; but he had remained quietly at the farm and it had come to nothing. But one day tho shadow came to me In person—Saxby was in town. He only made a few purchases nnd returned at nightfall. Evidently if Saxby was the thief he was upon his guard. It occurred to mo to take advantage of his absence to visit the cottage. Both ladles received me very cordially anil hod a long story to tell of their pecuniary embarrassments. Their little home could not readily be coverced into cosh for anything like its value, and, If it could, the idea of parting with it was unbearable. Saxby, the elder lady told me, during a short absence of her . nelce • from the room, had lately received a remittance from his relatives, , and they depended upon him for the present. But the old lady told me, with a sod shake of the head, that,.the young man had a manner quitt foreign to what she had hitherto- known of him. He had proposed marriage to Amelia, stating to her that he was la daily expectation of a sum of money from his friends, which would place him in a condition to provide for her aunt as well as herself of a pleasant home. Amelia had rejected his jfler, however, and Soxbr'a usual kindliness had not been proof against the rebuff. It was; plain from the old lady's manner of telling the story that she did not exactly coincide with Amelia lu her action; but she was much troubled at the difficulties before them. "If Miss Holmes -would consent to follow my directions," said I, "there is no doubt you may both be relieved from your embarrassments. 1 "In what mnnnerf" asked tho young lady, who re-entered at that juncture. "By the recovery of the lost treasures, It Is merely an experiment; but its success would place you and your aunt above want for the future." When I saw that their curiosity was aroused I communicated my plan. It was for Amelia to favor Soxby's Hult for the time, and moke it a condition that, before her final consent to the marriage waa given, her aunt should bo provided for by a moderate settlement. It was very evi dent that the ladles did uot nnderstanc me, and I was exceedingly cautious in en lightening them. Amelia began by declining my advice; but after a long inter view and a promise on my part that uo barm should come from the arrangenumt, •he oonsttnter 1 . I returned to town quite jubilant, think log that my success was aa good a* assured, I left, the inmate* at the cottage considerably mystified, for I had accusei uo one ot the robbery, and they could no discern in what direction my schema tended. Not many days had ptoeed whefl Saxb; came again to town. Th» uliiulow him safely seated in the reading room o one of the hotuU add earns to warn me In iuwte. Wecoooludml that tha young tuna taJ come ua btuiuusg thj* ti.uw, iot it WM «*riy lu the <}«j, »iui h«M*UMKi more than u*o*Uy ttoq^itttttl I 4ojui«S» unable to H-Titlfy me ft ho f.1i<7ul3 chnnca o not ire my proximity, rind was snon in ront of the hotel. _Yy ally hnd informed mo that Saxby ha/1 already been into tho treet win-re the principal brokers' offices •n-ero located. He li:ul arrived loo early, lon'cver, for Ida purpose, nnd had ro- nrned to tho hotel to wait nnlll business pened. So I concluded, nnd when Inaw lira upon the street nwiin, pausing occa- lonnlly to glance Into the windows where he signs told that stocks and bonds were it nnd sold, I was la no way sur, and prepared to swoop down upon ilm nt the proper moment. At lost he eemcd to find a place to his fancy, and ntered hastily, casting over his shoulder is he did so that peculiar glancu .vhlch ,enote3 the uneasy conscience. I was upon the opposite side of the trect bnt could Vntch his motions. I aw him, after exchanging a few words with the broker, draw a package from his acket from which he made n selection, lo entered Into negotiations with the iroker aud I soon BOW the latter paying iver quite a sum of money. This Saxby ilaccd In his pocket and turned around ust ns I stepped upon tho sidewalk. His eyes flashed over mo In nn Instant, nnd I knew that I had been recognised despite my disguise. What a fund ot cool nerve that young man must have mcll He surmised In an instant the real tato of affairs, nnd rushed out of the office. I seized his arm before he hod Wrly reached the sidewalk, and, finding ,hat escape was impossible, he very wisely Buccumbed. He returned with me to the >roker's office and redeemed the securities IB had negotiated. Then he was taken to the police station, "That $5,000 you negotiated, what were yon going to do with it?" I 'inquired. Soxby's lip curled bitterly "That was for Amelia's aunt in case I lad married the young lady," he answered. 'T believe I've been played for a sucker; a more unprincipled man would lave made a clean job of It." I had to admit tho force ot this remark. As the rascal hnd been apprehended with tho evidence of hla guilt upon him he saw the futility of attempting a defense. He occordliiKly confessed, that, as he had ijeen alone In Mr. Holmes' room upon the night of his decease, the Idea had occurred to him of secreting the box of valuables, the secret ot which the old gentleman bad confided to him, and use them is~a menns~of compelling Amelia to marry him, in the event of his falling to gain her love. Ho hnd watchsd his opportunity, ind, when all was quiet, had removed the box to a field, where he had buried it in the earth. The statement proved correct, and the box was found with its contents lnta,ct, save the papers I had found upon Saxby. Tho latter pleaded guilty to the offense charged, and In consideration of the fact that the property had not suffered diminution, and had been recovered through his confession, a much lighter sentence was imposed upon him than otherwise he would have received. The ladles at tho cottage wore profuse in their thanks to me, and I found my reward In a check for a handsome sum; besides the reflection that peace and plenty had been restored to deserving people through my instrumentality.—Joe Hawkins iu Atlanta Constitution. Klectrlc lilt tern. This remedy is becoming so well known and BO popular as to need no special mention. All who have used Electric Hitters sing the same soug of praise.—A purer medicine does not exist and it is guaranteed to do all that la claimed. Electric Bitters will cute all diseases of tho Liver and Kidneys, will remove Pimples, Boils SaltBheum and other affections caused uy impure blood.—Will drive Malaria from the system as well as cure all Malaria fev ers,—For cure of Headache, Constipation and Indigestion try Electric Bitters—Entire satisfaction guaranteed, or money refunded.—Price tSOcts. and *1.00 per bottle at Strickler & Boorses Drugstore. The last swearer-off-on-the-first-day- of-January fellow gave in yesterday, a good hold out. A Hnddeu Menaatlon Of cbillness invading the backbone, followed by hot flus'-ea and profuse perspiration. We all know tbese symptoms, if not by experience, from re- pon. What's the best thing oa the programme? QuinineV A dangerous remody, truly. Produces carles of the bones, only affords teraporay relief. Is there no substitute y Assuredly,'a potent but safe one—Hosteller's Stomach Bitters, a certain, speedy means of expelling; from the system every trace of the virus of miasma. Use it promptly, persistently. The result—a pure is certain to lollow the use of this beneficent restorative of health. Dyspepsia, liver complaint, nervous ailments, rheumatism and inactivity of the kidnays and bladder, are also among the maladies permanently remediable through the genial aid of this wholesome botanic medi'jlue, recommended by the medical fraternity. - mwf It is cold. Deny it not. THE KEY. QEO. H. THATTKK, of Bourbon, Ind, says: "Both myself and wife owe our lives to SHILOH'S CONSUMPTION-CURE." 0. A. Oliver & Co. 1 Councils meets to-night. SLEEPLESS NIGHTS, made miserable b<- that terrible cough Shiloh's Cure is the remedy for you. O. A. Oliver & Co. 1 ' ' • . The cold Is widespread. CATARRH CURED, Health and ; s wee breath secured, by bhiloh's Catarrh Remedy. Price 60 cents. Nasal Injector free. O. A. Oliver & Co. 1 Deaths from freezing are reported from many points In the northwest. THAT HACKING OOUQH can be so quickly cured by Shiloh's Cure. We guarantee it O. A. Oliver & Co.. 1 The roof of a house at Gardnervllle New York, fell in from accumulation of snow and several people were killed For lame back, side or cheat, use Shiloh's Porous Plaster. Price 25 cents O. A. Oliver & Co. 1 France is now sending many of he. people to this country. CKOUP, WHOOPING COUGH and Bron chitls immediately relieved by Shiloh's Cure. O. A. Oliver & Co. 1 This powder neror rarleii.- A marvel of uurltj length and wholesomenesB. More t-cnnoralcal uian trie ordinary kinds, and caunnt be sold In sompetltlon with the multitude ot Inw test, anon weight alumn or phosphstn powders. Bold only lu cano. ItorAi, BAKING POWDRB 0.. 106 Wall Street, Now York. JanSKl-wly The steamship Brittania Is twenty days late. Keu'i Experiment. You can't afford to waste time in ex perimeutlng when your lungs are in danger. Cousumpllon always seems at Qrst only a cold. Do not permit air dealer to Impose upon you with som cheap imitation o< Dr. King's New Discovery lor Consumption, Cough Colds, but be sure you get the genuine Because he can make morn profit h may tell you be ha« some just as ROCK or juat the same. Don't be deceived but lua'st upon getting Dr. Klnu's Ne Discovery, which U guaranteed to Rti rrtiofln all Throat. Lung and Chea »ffret,ion«. Trial bottles free at Strick ler & Boortott Drag Stone. Large Uot- ,-%- - Absolutely Pure. "There was an old woman who lived in a shoe, She hnd so many children she didn't know what to do." To keep them »11 clean waj a work of much skill— To let them go dirty was quite 'gainst her wrill. Now, "if care killtd a cat," 'tis plain to be seen, There was fear of her dying In the attempt to keep clean The ten heedless children \vjo vied with each other In making hard work for this poor worried mother. She looked with a feeling akin to despair On the heaps of soiled clothing that fell to her share, When "blue Monday" came with its steaming soapsuds, | For cleansing from dirt all these shabby old duds, Though she rose with the lark, her work was behind; To make her task lighter no way could.she find— BANTA rt AUS SOAP Til a friend brought Santa Cl.ns Soap to her aid./x* NTA J^ " „ A wonderful change in her work w«» then nude} / \ vtiDnAMtr * eo No longer discouraged—* heart full of hope, ' Nl K ' ^l*?;::; W- She sines of the virtuei of Santa CUus Soap. . CHICAGO. MARK TH A nr 8 DOWN SALE ^NE-WMAilKETS^ANIMJHILDBtNSULWte At one-half former prices. A golden opportunity to secure a groat Bargain. Just one-half value, would be cheap at $1 00. Ooods .All TVo Old (Stook: CHEAPEST DRY GOODS HOUSE IN STERLING. N. CAR P E N T E R & CO. Prince Ferdinand, of Bulgaria, declares his purpose to stick to his throne. "The beat on earth" cau truly be said of Grigg's Glycerine Salve— a speedy cure for cuts, bruises, scalds, burns, sores, piles; tetter and all skin eruptions. Try this wonder healer. 25 cts. Guaranteed. O. A. Oliver & Co. The South is catching some of our winter. Buekleii'M Arnica Halve. The best naive in thejvorld for Cuts, Bruises, Sores, Ulcers, Salt Rheum, Fever Sores, Tetter, Chapped Hands, Chilblains, Corns, and all Skin Eruptions, and poetivsly cures Piles, or no pay required. It is guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction, or money refund- sd Price 28 cents per box. For sale byS trickier & Boorse. . Carlisle Is all right.—He is not to be ousted Salvation Oil, this greatest cure on earth for pain, has made a most brilliant debut. All druggists and dealers in medicine sell it at 26 cents a bottle. Bass &C3,have 820,000,000 in their business. "What thing so goodV" is the query of the poet somewhat confused; if he has a cold, the only good thing we know of is a bottle of Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup. • Petroleum is advancing, with a slight tumble now and then. I cheerfully recommend Bed Clover ToLlc to those suffering from troubles of the stomach and liver. I am now on my second bottle, and it makes me feel like a new man. C. M. CONNOR, Nashua, Iowa. For sale by O. A. Oliver. " • A sad accident that which resulted in Mrs. Tom bo's death. SHILOH'S VITALIZER is what yon need for Constipation, Loss of Appetite, Dizziness and all symptoms of Dyspepsia Price 10 and 75 cents per bottle. O. A. Oliver & Co. 1 Ba Wanted (o Bo Sure. Mrs. Col. Percy Ycrger (leaning from her chamber window at mldulght asks ID a low and trembling voice)—Is that you, Percyf Col. Yerger (who has a peculiarity of finding his resilience with great difficulty at eight when under the Influence of the rosy, arid who has several times been arrested aa a burglar and kicked out frequently on entering a wrong house)— 'Fore' I ansher that question I'd like to know if that's you, Stmrah? "Why, certainly, Percy, it is I." "Is thlsh e.' corner ot Aua'ia aveoua and (hie) 'ory Btreetf" "Why, of course it la, Percy." "Then of coursh it's me. (Indignantly and swaying up and against the fence)— What yer ask fool queahons forf Don't you know your own Otic) huahnndP Com* down and lemma lu."—Texoa Sittings. "• Wi SUSll Oi|i|M«ra(j»Bt only)lq M M*M •*., Chluv*. )jiV*rjr 1'owu far ft COi| " i Ulue, Clear HDow c*g«, JUibcaa M «S«*,- . $. W. TiJfiiu. 4k Co., a WHEN YOU TRAVEi T«k« th» . • lint MlKt>d by th< Unltid SUt«i Gm«rnm«nt lu cu ' th« F>rt Mill,—ft« AlRbthl t)n« running Through «nd from th< fclowrng °>ti» uxi townt ,oa lt» oipn Un»: CHIOA80, AURORA. OTTAWA, ITREATOR.ROCirORD.OUBBQOI. tA CROSS!, *T. PABl, MINKEAPOLIS, MtRDOTA, FEORIA. BAliSBURB, «T. L001I, 001N8T, KfOIUX, BURLINBTOM, WABHINflTOH. flSIALOOIA,, Oil MQim, 8HARITOR, BREBTOH, 8T. JOSEPH, ATBNIBOR, KANSAS CITY, NEBRASKA 6ITT, OMAHA, QtJUKCIl BlUrTI, i UHOOIN A DENVER, leaking Direct Connection TO AND FROM , v NEW YORK, BALTIMORE, WAIHIKQTON, , CIRCINNATI,PHILADELPH1A,B08TON •IW ORLEANS, LOUISVILLE, SAN FRANGlSBb. 108 AKGEIES, BAIT LAKE CITY. COLORADO ANd PAOIFig COAST RESORTS, CITY OFMEX160. PORTLAND, OEEBON, MANITOBA, VIOTGRI* AND PUBET SOUND POINTS. Good Equipment, Good Service, . Good FM infomwtion eonc.mlng 1h« Burtnglon Rout*, «pp"y to tn* n.««rt Tlok»t Ag«n« tt th« C % B. h Q. « eon- t*NRYB.«TONI, PAULM4MTON, Qooaraltluutur, o«n1FM».*I>(katA IU. Notice to Lapd.! !?A few choice tracts ot land now in the bands of F. B. Hubbard. located In Iowa and BouUteru MlunesotA, with TITO WARRANTED PERFECT. While many of the lands bow owned by apecu later* are under a cloud of tltla. These lands are aolfl with PKOFQCT ABSTKACTS. HBIOES FROM ' SIX TO TEN DOLLARS : FEU AORK. '. I nave also a FARM WEST of EMPIRE For sale cheap, on which a good property ID Sterling or Itock Falls will be taken as part payment. Now Is the time to get good bargains. MAPtt AND ilKSCHlPTlOam Can be had at my office, and cheap tickets iu allow western lauds. l)tLHK*>roa« on Thr»e Bar- F. B. BUBBAUD- Laud office oppolce Maunorchor Ball, ill». pUNNfNO" THBEK WAOONH I\ All good* promptly d«U«ics4 u> »ay u: lha eujr. Wiwciaisy at Line INo. 1 1 RWIN McMANIOAL HAS STARTED A. new dray, and IB prepared to do all kinds of hauling. Moving houseuold goods and planoa ecialty. Leave orders at Melvln ft Bon* Henry Jehuson's (rrooery.~ sepiOM a sp ,j-. _ ....__«»., erist In thousand of 'onus, but are surpass* d by t e marvels of Invention. Thow who are In need of profitable worn tnut can be done while llvlne at Iiomeiljoiilclutoiic8»eiidtnelr address to Hal- lew & Co., Portlund, Maine, and reef Ive lire fill Inf. nnatlou how either sex. of all agt«, can earn ' '^"".tve 10 3S.K ^L^^P^'i^erever- s werever- ive Vuu are started free. Capital nnt required. Somfhive made over IfiO in a slnKle- day at this work. All succeed. dwa E.-B.-.FACET. & 00. PLUMBERS, STEAM & GAS FITTERS H AVE NOW IN THEIK EMPLOY MK. JOHN BUCKLEY, recently la the- employ ot J. 8. Johnstoue aa number. Weals* have arrangements with WALTKB A FACET , s e are prepared ,10 make wulracu Md furnish matt- rial for all -work 1ir the PlumDlug, steam and Ga» Fitting line, and kerp In stock Iron, lead and sewer pipe, brass goods, " , ss S'"K I 0 ," 8 L' oun< ? « » p" 0 "' e'ta, at reasonable prices, aud we are now prepared tS dp work In a patlBfuctory manner and KUunuUw 'Vv'V.'&S" 8 ^" represented *"*""*'*' T. K. KAdJV.Tvho-bM been in businese here ' HOOP AT THK OJLD FACEY BLOCK. STERLIN8, ILL , S. M. BEECHER, PLUMBER, STEAM: <-•.--, *,-.. . -AND— GAS JITTER.. Iron, L,ea<l, Culvert: and Sewer ifipe. A Full Line of Bras* Goods, Kuglno- Trlmulnsru, Ae. Pumps and Pump fiepairs, Qao and Oil Fix- lures. SHOP OPPOSITE POST OFFICH OS ITOUBTH UTUEET t B»w;arde<l «re those who read toll ano then act; tuoy will nnd honorai'la , .. , employment that will n«t take them from their homes nad families. The proflu are targe and mre for every Industrious ivnoa niiuiy have maile and are oow m.klug Wveril h'.iuured dol>ars a montn. It I, easy for any one u. make »5 aud uuwards per u»«, who Is willing tuwvck. KlthrriXii, youugor old; cautul not nerdc. ; «r* st.vt yoii. f«r>-tlilw new. No »lH.cUI niillty rnju'reili you. rtiulsr, cundu Has weU &« euy OOH. wrlw tu uj «t UI> *w | or i,:ll i «r- lltulnrj nrhicli »e mall irctf. A.14u- M tit In -on Coi. I'ortJwtt. MaJuo. <i w ^{ SUBSCRIBE

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