Sterling Standard from Sterling, Illinois on February 18, 1897 · Page 14
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Sterling Standard from Sterling, Illinois · Page 14

Sterling, Illinois
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Thursday, February 18, 1897
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°T»«*»I,Y SM^..^ vvvHf^e^aagg oon BOYS AND CIRI.S- tfiv th* •Little Ottos*— <Jon.ila Anita** Offlfc ih» best T pa'* the menagerie That ever any one 4 did see; I heed no pets •when he is by To vrriake Ihi days and hours fly; For any bird ' or beast or fish I .want he'll be •whene'er I wish. For Instance, if I chance to "want A safe and gentle elephant, He'll fasten on hta own big: nose One of my long black woolen hose, And on his hands and bended knees Is elephantine as you please, And truly seems to like the sport . Of eating peanuts by the quart. _ " Then,, when I want a lloii's roaiv.™":":~ : ':~ He'll go behind my bedroom'door And growl until 1 sometimes fear The king of beasts Is really near; But whtfn life finds my courage dim He peeps out, and 1 know It's him. And he can meow Just like a cat— NO Tom can beat my pa at that— And when he yowls and dabs and splta It oends us all oft Into fits, So like it seems that every mouse Packs up his things and leaves the Ijouse. • . Then, .when he barks, the passers-by X/ook all about with fearsome eye, , And hurry off with scurrying feet To walk upon some other street, • - Because they think some dog Is there To rush out at 'em from his lair. And oh, 'twould . make. you children laugh . When daddy plays the big giraffe. He'll take his cpllar off, you know, And'stretch his neck an Inch or so, And look down on you from above, _HJB eyes so soft and full of love. On* th* Osn<»!«. No eat! of merriment -has tot-en created by this simple. Innocent game. It Is equally Intprcsting to old people and to littif children, for In many cases those who have Drifted themselves on the accuracy of their calculating powers and the clearness of their mental vision have found them- selvea utterly defeated in it. A lighted candle must be placed on la email table at one end of the room, with plenty of- walking -space-left clear-far fnmt of it. One of the company Is invited to blow out the flame blindfold. Should any one volunteer he Is placed exactly in, front of the candle, while the bandage is being fastened on his eyes, and. told to take three steps back, turn round three steps, then take three rteps forward and blow out the light.' No directions could sound more simple. The opinion that there Is noth- ng In it has often been expressed by those who have never seen the thing done. Not many people, however, are able to manageHH-the. reason why, yoir yoling people wlirsoon find out, 'f you decide to give the game a fair rial. < ' . as .you, watched them! you" would think ~~ , From a giraffe he'd learned to blink. •Tls as a dolphin though that he. Is strongest as It seems to me, And I don't know much flner fun Than sitting In the noonday sun , Upon the beach and watching pop, As in the ocean he goes flop, And makes us children think that ha'a A porpoise from 'across the seas. And when he takes the tin tube out, And blows up water through the Thie stupidest can hardly fall To think they see a great big whale! And that is why I say to you My pa's a perfect dandy zoo, The very best menagerie That ever you or I did see, And' what is finest, let me say, Tnete never Is a cent of pay! —Gaston V. Drake, in Harper's Round , Table. '..... • What He Did. Tie author of "Thoughts for the People" tells a suggestive anecdote of a man who scandalized an entire community by spending most of his time indoors, engaging in reading and study. This waste of golden, hours gave peculiar pain to an energetic farmer, says the Youth's Companion, who finally asked the new neighbor why he did not work for a living like other men. The apparent idler replied, In Yankee fash- Ion, by a question about a plow he had seen in the farmer's barn., "It's the best plow' ever made," answered the farmer. "It does twice the work of an old-fashioned piqw.- But I don't see what that's got to d' with Ranger from »$*<«*.*«* An exchange of the Farmers' Review publishes the followfng: "Pro/. McFadden, a prominent Scotch veterinarian. In the discussion following a paper read by him at the Newcastle Farmers' club on the Bttbject of tuberculosis, stated his belief that 899 human beings out of every 1,000 that Become affected by tuberculosis are infected from tuberculosis human beings. The hubbub raised about the danger resulting from tuberculosis milk IB largely bosh. So long >aa the country is fliled with consumptive people expectorating tubercle germa everywhere It seems hardly worth while to spend any great sums of money to prevent the possibility of spreading the disease through dairy products. The-chance of becoming affected in this -way is almost infinitesimal aa compared with the liability resulting front constant &B ~ sbclatl6nl?;LwltKiltubercniou8 Cousin Anita's Surprise. Dona Sofia Laura Mlcaela Silva de Peralta de la Cordoba de Sanchez e Ybarra de Escobeda. had never -seen snow'before. In the sunny land where She was born, the roses bloomed their sweetest In midwinter, and the nearest approach to a enow bank had been, the 5xedge of great white callas in the -—-amone-these^Baufld-Games,—and-thV -backyard.—ilhereforer-when-she-fia'W following is. simply a variety of, some ntyrlads of downy flakes fluttering of them: : , from the' sfky in the new, strange lane •A slip of paper is given to each play- which she now called home, her wonder and delight knew-no bounds. ' . •''•'' . Boat* Rlmce. "'"' •>«.• Several rhyming games are given "I invented that plow," said the other calmly. . It Is seldom possible to fix the exact value of. another man's achievements. It is never safe to estimate his work by the'noise ihe makes. A prisoner in the treadmill Is one of the most active men on earth, but what does his' Industry .profit? Great works grow slowly and in silence, and the man who promises least may some day command the mo^t potent forces. ' Calves, fed exclusively on "milk, even In hfcrds known to be seriously affected, .rarely contract the disease until they are shut up in the stable with tu- berculous animals. Nearly always, apparently, the disease is contracted through the lunga and not through the stomach^" • The Farmers'' Review regards the above as poor logic. In the first place, If It were true that the danger is small, there would yet be no reason why it should be ignored. We, however, fall to see that the danger ia small. A tu- berculous animal Is, If affected in the lungs, constantly throwing off .consumptive' spores. These at first are moist and do not blow about, but in time they get dry and -become a part of the dust, rising often from, the barn floor and seeking the lunga of the animals and of the workers about the t,hp Farm. Those who work by the month oa~tb.9 farm are apt to regard their circumstances with dlstavor when they hear of the wages which labor of ao higher grade commands incur large c!Ues,say8 Mississippi Farm and Home. But they will find, if tasy investigate tns matter, ibat thaftsrm Jabor&r-is aaoaWy as wall paid as his .city brother, and oftentimes a great deal better. In the city of Pitteburg atipresent all the carpenters and artisans ol a similar grade that are 1 wanted can bs had for $2 per day. Many can not find work at that. All over the Southern country* good "common" labor can ba had at prices from $1 to 41.60 per day. Those who have contracts for public works, such/ as railroads, pipe lines, etc., are overwhelmed with applications for work. Wages like,fl.60, $2 or $2.60'per day, PrettyJblgjto^ waa er, 'who la requested to write in one corner of it two words that rhygj^^, are then collected and eery one ia - paper !l rea<T aloud," after- which expected -to write a short stanza, Introducing all the rhymes that have been, suggested. ? When the completed poems are read aloud, It is very amusing to observe ,'feow totally different - are the styles 'adopted by. the various authors, and ; fcow great Is tb<? dissimilarity that exists between the ideas suggested by •.each one. . VJctory at Cedar Creek. - Evidence-accumulates • that the" de, teat of the morning at Cedar Creek would not have been turned into a vlc- , tory during tie afternoon, if it had not been for the arrival of Gen. Sheri-' dan. The story is told tjmt a Confederate officer of deservedly high repu- ' tation present at the first interview between Gens. Early and Gordon, after the hitter's surprise and defeat of our troops, quotes this dialogue: Gen. Early—I. congratulate you on your great victory. Now we will' go Into camp. - Gen.' Gordon, (in surprise)—Into camp? Why, ahant we pursue? Gen. Early—No, we have done a ereat thing and we'll not run'any risk'. So their army rested, in a bad condition, and defeat afterward followed. It was all due to Gen, Sheridan, -who showed the eama tenacity and grjp •which afterward were conspicuous in hte pursuit of*5kee after the Five Fork victory. to Tba H»t>/ Elephuut. ' A very good 'imitation/ of a baby ele- can «aaily b« got' up < by two or ol the company, who are willing a little #me> and trouble in o necessary preparations. la first place & large gray shawl* or jnoaLfee Jound, _at_clQftfily_ the color of aa elephant as £n t&la a couple of flaps of th^, uja^erial must be »own to repre- the tars, »B4 two pieces O f marked for tha 0yea. N^ difficulty will %» found ia finding tusks, which may of cardboard or gtiJE white pa« p tightly, wfeile the trunk s wa4e of a piece. of', gray flan- «ls» roiled up. The body of the la then. eoa«rtrap4ed by roeana * ftemers, who staaa oa0 -be- otJNty, each witfc $ewp, no «• iq aiaka the loag » w&tle the _ "Oh, mama," ehe :x:ried t running: to the_window,_"i want to get some!'' But her mataa only shook her head and said it waa too cold to go out doors. The little girl stood contentedly long, long time watching the fairy- winged tlhings. Sae did not notice when her mama, left the room; but, at last, turning to epeak to her, found iherself alone. Presently a thought struck her. There was no one in eight. Seizing her pall, which she had so often filled with sand on the shores of the far-away Pacific, she opened the door and ran out. Scurrying across tae_yard._ta_3vhere_-a.-drift gleamed white and cold In the morning sun, she scooped up a bucletf ul of the shiri- Ing crystals and.iiurrled back Into the bouse. The Journey was repeated again and again. .Her dolls had all been dressed and redressed, and the box of pretty bits of ribbons arid laces, which- grandma had given her for the numerous family, 'had been looked 'over and over again, but still she was not happy, : Her throat felt queer— and iier heart, too, wben she thought of how she toad disobeyed .her mama— fcer good, kind mama! Oh, why ha* she not waited? After dinner, she crept softly iip- stalrs. Her mama 'stood in the south room, motionless,' 'her looks betokening the utmost amazement. -On, the pretty light earpet, all around, were stains as of a recent flood, and from 'some limp, dejected-looking pasteboard boxes on th« dresser drops of grayish water were oozing, ' '.'.-" • The little girl stood breathless for a' moment; then she ran across th? room to a trunk w.hkfc stood in the corner. It was empty. "$fa<ma, mama," she cried in dismay, the tears starting to her eyes as she gazed from the empty trunk to the scene of desolation about her. "It •was to be a lovely birthday surprise < for Cousin, Anita— and no w it'sall 'goaeT ~ And little Dona Sofia l<aura Mlcaela Sllva de Peralta de la Cordoba de San- ouez e Tbaxxa de Escobeda sobbed ifreab;— EJaanor Root In, St. Nlcac-la». Some weeks a«o we published in department three short articles, "The Old Oaken Buckej;," "The End Of the Chesapeake," 1 "A Bad P)ace to Be Born In," and "A 1 Perfect Identification,' 1 These were reprinted from "ifarper'a Bound Table," published ,by Harper & Brothers of New York, and should hare- been credited. W& regret the omission aad in Jaatice- to the flraa for tlta .whero-the-cowB-summerr—The-germa become dry and are blown about by every breeze. They can not only get Into the lungo of the animals, but of workers In the fields, and even of the people passing .along the roads. In a thousand ways people are exposed. The milk is a dangerous medium of infection where the udder is affected by tuberculosis. It was formerly supposed that consumption showed itself only in the lungs; but it is now known that it takes possession of other organs of the body, and sometimes even .establishes itself In the Joints., Therefore it is not apparent always that a person has become infected, even when they are far gone with the disease! The healthy people may be able to throw off these germs, but partial invalids fall an easy prey. By all means .continue the war against' tuberculosis, both in animals and humans. •. they are not so big as they look. "They are often Inconsistent A good manr skilled laborers can. work only a part of the year, but rent and other living expenses must be paid all the time. The city laborer must pay cash for everything, 'including many things which the farm hand is Cither furnished or permitted to raise for himself free of cost. Unless a workman of the ?2 grade baa constant employment in a city like Plttsburg he is very likely to find the balance on the wrong side at the end of the year. If he has a family to support he must often live in cramped quarters, and must raise his children amid surroundings unfavorable to their physical and moral development Contrast this picture with the man on the farm, who. If he has a family, ia often furniohed a house at -little or no .coat la often permitted to raise his vegeta- of Coffee tn Three Pound Cftns Represents, Better Coffee For the money than any' other package of Coffee ever offered to the v Coffee Consumers «f SterHngi This Bl^nd fs a Fine Java and Mocha* - 2$ Tomatoes, 2 cans SI Wax Beaos, 2 cans Baked Beans, jj cafiS * Lobster, per cart Clara Chowder, per can Salmon, per can 10 " 10 to 10 to Quantity, per can. and Sold at~$i.oo J. P. Overholser, " STEALING * Pears, per can Peacfoes.per can California Piams, per can 10« Pie Peaches, per can Good Tomatoes, 3 cans Good Corn, 3 cans etc., etc. It pays to buy the best. , Have you tried Daisy Headlight Oil? It is the best and cheapest ( Have ydtt tried Wonder Flour ? N6a»' better, •• • .'• - -- v :.i.i/ __ / If you want a cheap class of good* " bring a. list ot =what= you want to aiid Twill jgflve yon low • Yours for business, I, HYOMEI. -paid wages besides,—Or with-the alngla man who is kept, and if economical, has most of his wages at the end of the year. The country laborer who investigates the matter thoroughly will be very .slow to change his certain employment and inexpensive living for a place •Where the re verse'Is. unfortunately too common. ;•.-.-"•• Booths' Australian Dry Air Treatment for Catarrh, Asthma, etc.. ,Persons who are subject to' attacks of asthma declare that they experience immediate relief by the use of this remedy. • On operating creameries a gentleman says: A man who runs a creamery for only five months in the year will find -his patrons becoming ihor- oughly .dissatisfied with^the^recelptB; from their cows. It cannot pay a man to feed cows for twelve months from * which he obtains cream for only five months; and the -man who runs a creamery can never afford. to make a profit out of the losses o'f his patrons'. Put that down as a solid fact And the. man who furnishes skill and. helps to make the profit of his patrons larger, will get a larger share for himself. If a man, running a creamery wlU- try end extend the manufacturing season for a few months more he will find he will get so little cream that the • running expenses will run away with!, the profit. You cannot begin to pruc- .tice winter dairying- in creameries until you educate the farmers to feed their cows so that they will give milk during the winter. You need to begin at the foundation, and edupate the farmers to feed their cows so that they will give milk, and send it to, the creamery. Then when they ' have abundance of pay. coming in regularly all winter, they willhavb money 'to pay. their current expense. It will not take all the summer to pay the accu-. mulated grocery bills of winter; but they will be ahead in the spring and the Bummer will leave them more prof- It. •.. ' . • .. ••• .' .- lioes.AIarklne Their Location. ••'-.-. In his book on "Bees and .Honey," Thomas Newman says: Bees mark their location by the sense of sight. A" large percentage . of the bees that fly out In the early spring are those that have come into being during the win* ter and early .spring; consequently they do not leave the hive in a straight line,' but only go a few inches, then turn their heads towards the hive and oscillate back and forth In front of it; then, move further back, still-hovering in ^ront of the .hive, with their heads -toward^the-entfaiiceTTOCeasIonally ad- vancirig towards it, as if to note more particularly the place of entrance and Its Immediate surroundings. They ,then .Increase the -distance, -taking -a- .Advantage* In dairy "expert says: A man can concentrate more skill and labor in a ton of Jmtter,- which , at twenty-five cents a pound is worth |500, than he can load into an equal weight of hay. Besides he need not load into $500 worth of -butter one-tenth as much of real hard manual labor as into the lay required to fetch as much money; it will leave and compel more time to :hink; and thought always eella dear n products, 80 instead of going oa— blindly grinding out blind reeulto— merely following the men that have gone before iie, wo will find Canada certalely the best place to' ioake milk, cheese .and butter — eummer for cheese mainly, winter for butter mainly. Tfae raising of stock in winter and the «at- ot ewine in summer can be combined. With these, sheep and horses can be reared. The more of these products and animals and the leer bay, grain and straw we sell, the richer we keep our farms S^d the farmers will become wealthier than before. Along that line I believe winter dalry- ng wlli come; and when it does come, we wl}l wonder why we have beeu ollah so long. Raise Your Own Cows.— To wpon baying to replenish the dairy ia iftea turaipg fa iota a lottery. If & -wls® Sglvfjaip. wtf nsed man and other noticeable, objects near' by, after Which they, return to the hive, and start in a direct line from it Oa returning they come directly to the hive and enter; the surrounding objects and the color of the hive are all noted by the. bees. It is desirable not to change the location of hives, .unless It becomes absolutely necessary to do so. After the bees have become' familiar With their location, should ' the hive ' be moved a few feet, they will not notice it ; when departing on „• their dally rounds, and if there are other hives ne.Rjv.they.. may.perlsh in attempting to enter other hives or> in wandering about 'seeking their home. When it becomes accessary to move the. hives, It should be dope gradually, not /exceeding 'the breadth' of the hive each day. 'Or if they are to be moved several rods, alarm, them by smoke blown into the entrance, then. close it and remove^ placing some obstacle "before^ the hive previous to opening the entrance again. In moving half a mile or more,; the result ia different; they note the new location and return to it •••'•',"-'. Always Right. , Is the time oa watches bought from . E. W. Blossom, They keep |no tlmQ pieces in stock but those that have been tested apd are "nofi .foundwantingtaanything but a buyer, and the best class of .buyers 'in Sterling are the .patrons of this reliable house, the jewelry line kept here is up to date and superior in quality and design. WatcheBjcarefully repaired, E. W. Blossom, ; 15 E, Third St. REAUE5TATE. driaWag beesp it la A «»t » mufti »i9<* of bjread, so Orauulated Sugnr for XSees. There Is no feed better or cheaper for bees than granulated sugar. It should be thoroughly melted by adding a little water and brought t» the ^oil, When light feeding Is desired it may be given them in tlght-bottoua hives by pouring a little down in the corner of the hive In the bottom. If heavy feeding ia desired the sirup may be poured Into the combs, or in feeders placed In upper etories. The only time to feed successfully is late In the evening, Just In time to get the work done before dark. .•'.... • •• '- Bee Mote*.'. . : ,'.•;-•.. ' *, Do .not allow hivee of bees to stand on high benches; set them down close to the ground, It the bees need feeding there ia nothing better than to put a frame pf sealed honey In their hives. Do not feed bees at night Itthrowa them-off their guard, interfere* with thek regular routine of work asd is generally detrimental. If the weather is too cold for the bees to come out, and they must be f@d, feed in the hives and try to keep all covered up as warm as possible. . I'oor and Hlch Soil,—It seems paradoxical that a soil may have been exhausted as to crop-producing 0 power aud yet be rich in plai)t-f§o<J—-the elements necessary to plant-growth. The solution ia this, that iii every wit the larger portjMis of plant-food therein are inert, unavailable so far aa up by plant roots ia locked up; so to sjtegk, siiow» to A fine Cottage on First Avenue,for 81,800, three blocks from City Hall. Two good, new five rooaT houses for 8550, on monthly payments if desired. Choice building lots from $100 up. A nice aeven room Cottage on Fifth Avenue for ©900. Small cash payment, long time on balance, » A nice five room house north of Second Ward School -House- for 9700,~ Cb.eap for $1,000.' • 8200 cash, balance oo time to suit purchaser. ' To Exchange. Hundreds of choice Iowa farms fot etocfc of merchandise or other property. Chicago property with good cash on farm or city property. . Eighty acres aeven miles south', will take town property as part payment < 104 acres four miles west of Sterling Will take part trade, __•."_ 81,600 in carriages* and buggies, '<- Wh»t have you? , . . "*''* In short, I atp ready at all times to transact any busiiiees per-! taiofng to Real Estate, Loans and Insurance.' ••Si Frank W. Walzer, * . * 313 Gait House Block, Sterling, III. Insurance • • **" '. ., , Real Estate, W.T. Gait & Co. Remember we are headquarters for Good Groceries, Fruits, Vegetables, Also for Presl^ Baltimore Bulk Oysters, Solid flieats, mfy age. per quart. - <i i il y ,-„ >"•• *, ,ii,i' ' ''i ' f

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