Sterling Standard from Sterling, Illinois on March 4, 1897 · Page 7
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Sterling, Illinois
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Thursday, March 4, 1897
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,,IS THE WHITE CHANOF r'1F ,*A!t5? O wPtCtNLEY TAKFt WITH THE PRESIDENT. from CsofioM . ftottttjr AewrtH- sn« «»*> J?*rty - Afrriven at the €!*$if*t In ExrrtTient Spirit*—X>et&li* of • Washington, March &.—MaJ. • McKln- wy, with his fatally and" large "party «f friends, arrived eafely in the capital «tty a mJnute after 11 o'clock Tuesday ^^trottdng Over the Pennsylvania rail- l.'Wad, The weather was cheerful and •_Wight, with warm sunshine over all t temperature if anything too high seasonable. f A large crowd had assembled at the -3?enn8ylvanla*- station long before the ttaltt arrived and it required the* efforts «f a considerable force of police to the approaches clear. There waa good deal of disappointment ex- among these people over the of military In the' escort, but was by special request of the Preai- •Ufepensed with on this occasion. *"' As soon aa the cars came to ajjtep ~:'<3ov. Bu&hnell boarded the train, entering car^No. 88, where the Frealident- -«iect, with the members of his Immedl ate family were in waiting. The executive committee also paid their respects ( <o tM incoming chief magistrate, and ^without delay the party started for the «atrlages which were to convey them to • the Ebbitt The President-elect appeared to be in the best of spirits. Mre. ' .McKlnley also appeared to advantage. « At the Bbbltt house the. crowd had , een gathering since early breakfast time, preempting -doorways, carriage * steps, windows - and other points of "vantage. The Presidential party ar- jX tlved about 11:20 o'clock and by a Jj , v 5claver coup the President-elect gained -'entrance to the hotel without inconvenience. • j.Maj. McKlnley received a few friends pw." ^iuite-inforraally and-then-Bettled"down •;to rest and a light luncheon, but there , was no semblance of a public recep- -tlon. j .President Cleveland and Mrs. Cleve land at night entertained at dinner t President-elect McKinleyi It was ex• jpected that Mrs. McKlnley wbuld accompany, her husband to the dinner, but owing to the exhaustion that fol- , Towed the exciting events of the jour- ,aey from Canton and the day in Washl f Ington, she waa unable to do so. -«•«'.*•'"-' -'•''' |*»; - . * ' ARKANGIXG THE DETAILS. .•failoiukl Salutes to Be Fired In Honor ' , of Preildeut Washington, Majrch '3.--A national ; salute of twenty-one guns jylll be" fired l when President Cleveland leaves the "Walte House in company with Mr. McKinley for the capitol, and another sa- ite of twenty-one guns will announce fc they have Centered-the cap'ltok'One wfll be fired when Mr. McKlnley s*the oath of office and a national salute ,qf twenty-one guns-at the con- olualon of the Inaugural-when Presl- t McKinley and Mr, Cleveland be;T#n. their return march to,, theWhite ''.House and the same number of guns when the tour Is made. President 'J&JeKialei 1 - enters ithe White House:,or i the reviewing stand. v << "' Mr. Cleveland's Sickness. .'-.•.• '' ', , Washington, .March 3.—President ? Cleveland has suffered;for a week past ,lran rheumatic gout, which :has now ,f assumed*, such proportions that "there 11 la spine question whether or not he w}ll ' &e able to take part in.the Inaugural Vf - l«eremonies at the capitol on March 4, ^-tJjough_he IEL taking upeclaLcareof hinu- ^•saeif in order that he inay perform bis g^part in the ceremonies. While bis con* . dltlcn is .not such as to excite any . it Is extremely painful,"; Parade. Washington, March '3.^-O.rand Mar- 1 porter 4s hard at'work at his quar- |era arranging for the big'inaugural pa- on Thursday. A rough total of *tfcfi number of regular and militia sol^Siera and sailors who will be .in line ;*»howa an aggregate of 11,000 to 12,000. (,Vh» escort of President'MoKinley will '_ " • about 600. The civic organlza- j|idns vary greatly in .strength, but are ^Jmated at about 12,000. Jt« Fighting; for Cuba. I, Ore., March 3,-^The , mya- summnding the inexplicable dls- 9&rance of Russell Montgomery of city, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. Mont- jery, from the naval •'academy ,at " i May 4, 1896, has* been aplved. J Woifag Montgomery ia fighting for Cuba and as lieutenant of a dynamite ia making a record of, heroism the cause he baa enlisted to defend. New Stock Yard* Rule. Lincoln, Neb,, March 8.—The senate |at Tuesday in animated debate on bill to regulate stock yards, It was tly recommended to pass, after eev- ameadmentg. It reduces, charges 20 per cent and limits all rgea to prices specified.' Charges 1 grain and hay are limited to market %f fcpe, plus 60 per eeat of price. : leasing, Mich,, March 3.—The ee»- t'oauaittee of tae whole agreed to resolutions fixing the salary of Of the legislature .at $600 f mileage tge <$ 6 cents and ISat introduction of bills to thirty ~"'d nr{-«rf to Al<- t, Ky., Mftrrh R—Judert Holm and fthorlff Fhimmer held rt short conference Tuesday corieeisifng the re- raotal of aJekson ftnd Walling to the Alexandria. 'Jail. The conference ended by Jndge Helm ordering the prisoners taken to Alexandria at onee. They .will be kept at Alexandria until March 20, when they will be brought back to Newport attd hanged. The removal waa caused by the two officers of the death watefi, who had discovered evidences of attempted sul- cids on the part of Jackson and Walling. They were powerless to prevent articles being smuggled to the prisoners. Bank Wrecker Found In Chicago. itaw York,' March 3.-—A special dispatch from Montreal to the Evening Post says: "J. S. Bousequet, the former cashier of the Banque du Peuple, who was charged with wrecking that infltl- tutton r has been located. A detective" agency has ascertained that he and tils fainlly_are Jiving .ia. Chlcngo-and_moy- ing in, good society. He Is doing bust- ne@s as a stock broker and has become, a member of the- Chicago stock exchange. To do this it was necessary to make a statement that he was worth at least $76,000, and he made a deposition to that effect" , ' Anglo-Venesaean Entente. Washington, March 3.—The state department has been Informed that dlplo- matlc'relattons between Venezuela and Great Britain, which were Interrupted some years ago, have been restored, and that Juan Pletrle, the present Venezuelan minister to Germany, has been' transferred to Great Britain. This will leave but one step to wind up the whole, embarrassing and, critical Venezuelan controversy—the assured ratification by the Venezuelan congress 1 of the arbitration agreement. B1 B Strike Threatened. Plttsburg, Pa.,'March 3.—National Vice-Presldent Kane of the United Mine Workers, says a" strike of the 10,000 railroad miners In this district is inevitable unless there is a change for the better before the opening of the lake trade. The dlggere are getting 64 td 60 cents per ton for mining and will demand 69 cents. He says the lake season will open in April or early In May, and the mlnefs.will-attempt to tie up the lake, trade. Train Robbers Mu§t Pie. Kansas City, Mo., March 3.—Judge Woflord of the Criminal Court decided In a iengthy opinion that the lavf fixing the death penalty for train robbing •was constitutional. The .decision was. in the case of the Blue Cut train robbers, Kennedy, Bolen and PUlnri, who 1 filed, a demurrer to the Indictments. _After the trial, if the-men are convicted,they wilj appeal to the "Supreme Court as a further test of the law! I Tried to Wreck a Fust Train. Butler, Ind^-Marek-Si—The St: Louis and Detroit eastbound passenger train oir'the Wabash road was. run off the track at Newton at an early hour^ Tuesday morning on the Lake, Erie crossing, the agent being sp placed a.s to cause the wreck. No one was in-, Jured, though the train was a fast one. and was well loaded. • Cannot Attend the Inaugural. Ottawa, Ont., March 3.—Qwlng to the early openlng'of parliament and pressure of public business Premier Laurler stated today lie ^liad been compelled to decItne-the"lHVitatiOn"extendedTo Sim-" self and colleagues the presidential .Inaugural ^ceremonies at Washington on the 4th inst. , ' Ullsa Pondering on the Cublurt. • • Washington, March 3.—Cornelius N. Bliss called upon Senator-elect Platt of 'Ne.w York at the -Arlington -last night, He has so far yielded to Major McKlnley's wisheg' as to * consent to ;ake back his original refusal of a cab-r ':n,et position and-to promise further to. jonsider the offer.. •"".-',. Building YarUs Close. 'Cleveland, Ohio, March 3,—The Globe Iron works officials have closed their ship-building works and yard for an Indefinite time. The closing p.f the yards was a great surprise to the strikers. About 800 men' are thtBSi thrown out of employment. , Shipping Steel Rait* to Japan, • . Dubuque. Ia., March, $.—Many cars of steel rails, destined to Japan, are "„ through Dubuque dally'over the Chicago Great Western, The re^ cent drop in the price of responsible for the large shipments. • ~% ' ^. .. ; i ... jiii i . ' Want Ambassador Uhl Retained, Berlin, March 3.—A petition for the etentlpn here of Bdwln F. Uhl, United Itates ambassador to Germany, signed >y a number of prominent. Americans n this city, has been cabled to PreaP lent-eiect McKiciey. , Andrew. Carneyl? I» Ituyroviug. , Greenwich, Conn., March 3,~It is announced that Andrew Carnegie, who ia eriously ill at bis Greenwich residence a improving. Unless unexpected com lications set in, it Is expected that ht will speedily recover. Mount tfolyoke It South Hadley, Maaa,, M^rch 3. acuity of Houat Holyoke CoJlega has' 8{i,aou)acedl tbe gilt to tb,a college ot 40,000 for a dwiaUory by Joto IJ. of New York, ji»d th» r»' of » $h«cfe <J frt»m a Wewi" fo. Cnttttre of th« Nameroua attempts to establish beet sugar factories in America have failed, and the principal causa of failure has been stated to be the Inability to secure a cuMcleht supply of beets. The culture of the sugar beet Involves different methods from those—pursued with ordinary farm crops, aiid 3n order that a factory may be successfully started in any neighborhood the farmers of that vicinity should have had some previous experience In the culture of this crop. Since the sugar beet Is a very valuable stock food and ia cultivated by many - farmers for this purpose r alone, the experience necessary to its successful culture may be obtained without loss, though no sugar factory should ever be located In the neighborhood! and In view of the probable... development__jttf_. the _beet sugar industry In northern"dhUTlhe Experlment'fltatlon recommends to the farmers of that region that they'begin Immediately to get the, practical experience necesaary to the successful management of this. crop.. Sugar beets and mangolds have been grown for a number of years by the Ohio Experiment .station for stock food and the experience thus gained is summarized below. This crop may be successfully grown on any soil well adapted to potatoes or corn, the'Ideal Boll being a rich loam, somewhat :eandy and well drained. The two extremes of heavy clays and light muck lands should be avoided,'and drainage, natural or artificial, is essential. The ideal site for a beet crop is a clean clover sod. It should be plowed not less than eight inches deep, as early in the spring as possible and most thoroughly pulverized. If a garden seed drill is at hand the T seed-mayrrbe-BOWttrwlth that,. : set- tlng the drill so as to drop the seeds two or three Inches apart. If no drill is to be had^ mark out the ground with a sled marker, making the furrows one inch to an inch and ,a half deep, and two feet to thirty inches apart and drop the seeds by hand, covering about one Inch and packing the earth over the seeds. The planting may be done at any time from the middle of April to the first of June, preferably not later than the middle of May. When the plants reach a height of about four Inches they, should be thinned so as to stand about six inches apart. Large.beets are not desirable for sugar making, as they contain a smaller percentage of sugar than the' medium-sized ones, and for the same reason medium beets are more valuable for etock food. After thinning, the weeds must be kept down and the surface kept loose., To •accomplish this at least, cost, some harrow or weeder~should-be—UBed-at-least_Qaea_ a week from the date of planting until the tops shade the ground, going over the crop at least once* before the plants appear -'above the surface. If .this la neglected the hoeing required may easily double tHe~cost7of the crop. \ . • • • Mbliture of the Soil. '....•.-.•'_ Harrowing to save moisture is thus treatedxin bulletin No. 120 of the New York "experiment station. "The 'harrow, besides pulverizing and fining the soil tor the seed-bed, ia moat efficient in. furnishing a soil mulch. The spring-tooth harrow is In reality a cultivator and its action is similar to that of the cultivator. When used as an Instrument to conserve moisture, the teeth Should penetrate to the depth of about best effect the ridges, left by it should be leveled off toy a smoother which can now toe purchased as an attachment to the harrow. The tillage of orchards by; the 'harrow is now practiced extensively 'and nothing short of Irrigation will so nearly meet the, demands ' of trees for moisture, particularly upon the heavier soils. . A harrow having a plow-like action of its blades serves to pulverize the surface soil, to spread tbe loose mulch evenly, and it leaves a moat ; excellent seed-bed. The cutaway or disc harrow may be beneficial or of absolute injury. If th^e discs are 60 set thai they cover but a portion of the surface with the mulch, they leave a ridge exposed to "the action of; the wind and sun and. the rate of evaporation Is greatly increased, • The discs should be set at such an angle that the wtoole surface ehaU be stirred or covered. Their chief value, lies in their cutting and pulverizing action on clay Boils, but as conservers of moisture they are Inferior to the harrow with plow-like action or the spring tooth. Soils •which need the, disc harrower/ should generally, tie gone over again with some shallower tool. The mellower the soil the lighter should bo the work^done by «ba harrow. On most heavy orchard coils it will be found netessary to use the heavy tools like the spring-tooth and disc harrows in tha spring, but if the land la properly bandied it should be la such, condition as to allow ttie use of a spike-tooth or smoothing barrow- during summer. This light summer harrowing should be sufficient to keep down the weeds and it preserves the sol) mulch in most excellent cop-Utipn, With eucii a tool and 6» land la good tilth a man can harrow tea or more aqrea 9, day. Shaded Ground'.— The shade of the foreet tends to preserve moisture, and this is the all-important condltioa of tha soil necessary tp promote growth. The roots penetrating the earth Ja all fis to great depths preserve 6 coadiUout of eoil, wU these tws 'Tic Melon*" an Stock Food. A number of Oklahoma farmers have fed and been pleased with what are known as '"pie melons" as a part of the food for cattle, hogs and eheep, saya Bulletin 82 of that station. This melon resembles a waterntelon, often grows to a large elze, is "solid meat," and givea an enormous crop, apparently suffering less from drouth than do < most crops. It thrives so well that an objection is made to It from the fact that the undigested seeds of melons fed to cattle often cause the growth of a crop where it la act wanted. A specimen of the "green seeded" variety waa recently analyzed by the chemists of the Oklahoma experiment station. The dry substance was only 7 per cent of tha total weight, while turnips have about 12 per cent of dry substance. Turnips have one r half more protein or nitrogenous -matter ? -but-Jesa-fat, also less fiber and slightly more of other carbohydrates. The melon is the surer crop and probably would give a larger yield, even under favorable conditions. It la not readily injured by frost. Some fanners prefer to have the shell some' what eoftened by freezing before feeding. While apparently much unlike, thti composition of the dry substance of these melons is nearly the same aa that of the dry substance of corn ensilage. The latter, however, has much more .dry substance—in many cases three times as much.* The adaptation of these melons to this climate, producing large crops even in unfavorable years, and the fact, that they are pela- table to stock and nave a fair feeding value, suggests the propriety of giving them more extended trial. They may be fed in connection with bran, middlings or cotton seed cake. AT THE Selecting » It should be needless to say that the sire should always be a full,, blood well bred. But we find that this Very essential matter Is too often entirely neglected. Such sires are plentiful today, and can be bought so cheaply that .no farmer can afford to feed pigs that have not been sired by a well bred boar. In his selection observe the following Individual, points of merit: 1. Let him be broad in his forehead, as, in this matter of swine breeding, we want intelligence on both sides of the house. 2. Let him have a short neck and a broad back. -3. Let him be well let down in his bains.' 4. He should be broad across the shouWers, with his ribs well sprung. Bear In mind that we want him as sire of pigs that, will eat food and make meat pt it. . ' • • J 5. Let him stand well on his feet with Cash Department Store » Commencing: March 8, and to Last Ten Days. TfieTT5epartrneii t Stores aine heriTto stajTas as the public can save Honey and the AH RENS 1 DEPARTMENT STORE has always proved this. This Sale shall go on record as the greatest : 1 a ^ • •"''"' MOjNfEY SAVING SALE eveFheld in-Sterling. =^emem1>£^ one line concern that can sell as low as we can. Prices for good Honest Merchandise; Clothing. Suits for Men, strong and good styles, regular85.00value... 82.88 $7.50Suit, all wool 84.85 812.00 Suit, all wool....,; 87.49 Boys'Suits, 7 to 14 years, good SchoolSults., .81.49 Boy's Black Suit, long Pants and Vest, good value. 83.50 With every Boy's Suit sold a nice Ball ' and Bat free. , they tfca 6. Avoid the common error of today in selecting a fine-boned hog. Their progeny will not bear up under the load of a well-developed body, partlcu- larly_when_heJDg transported to market In making this selection of a sire, always bear in mind the type you already have in your herd on the part of your sows; i. e., are they too -long- in the body, too high upon their feet or too fine in their bone; then select a boar of an opposite type, in order to correct those evils. — Theodore Louis. Club Breeding,— In some sections there is a movement in 'neighborhoods to combine together, obtain a good pure-bred stallion, and go into club breeding of horses. , Farmers who engaged in breeding horses in any locality : or--nelghborhood~"wIH~of ten".flnd" "an advantage in combining or working together 'to produce one particular kind of animal for th€ market. The result of club breeding among farmers would be greater uniformity of produce, and as animals of one class and afljout the same eize and build! would be grown, carloads of the- same could be easily made up, 'and would find a ready market at paying prlcefl. Buyers cannot afford to run 'all over the country to find what they want,' if they can be supplied by specialists who are breeding -in ' their line. Enough farmers should be found in any neighborhood to go into such an arrangement as would warrant ita 'success. It will prove much better than single-handed and Indiscriminate work in horse breeding.-r- Indlana Farmer. Have a Feeding Floor.— -We have , seen, corn thrown ^o.hogs in lots BO muddy that the ears would sink in the mud and filth and the hogs had to lift out the ears and carry them to some solid place before they could eat. And yet the farmer called this fattening hogs. When asked why be did not put down a fattening floor, he said he could "not afford it." The fact ia he could not afford to waste feed by throwing It, Into a mud-hole. The saving of com and energy Is a double saving. It takea feed to produce energy, and if part of the feed la expended in producing rooting power, Juatao much is waited and by BO much la the cost per pound of growth Increased. It pays to have clean ground or floors to feed piga on, where they waste no com, and eat in quiet and comfort—Rural World. Feed for 8heep.-~The feed for the fiock of stock sheep and for the laoyb flock need not vary gre&tly except that the wethers should have more of It, and the lambs should, have more of a different kind, with ample time to eat. Oats, shelled corn and bran make au excellent feed for lambs. If clover hay is not at haad, any mixed hay will answer, or dry oat straw may be used. hay should, only be used aq a resort It, Bowetimes becomes to p**w & msadpw where ttisra is a psor eiasad &$4 a lurgegrowtii . %fyw® frill eat mo*t 0* gat White Shlrta, regular 75c valnp, In this Sale,. 493 Fancy Front Shirt, regular 81.00 ;' Shirt, ................ 75o Working" Shirts from ..' I9o np Overalls from ......29cup Ties by the bnahel and you 'ought to see them, all ndw styles and BO cheap. S$e prices in = Window. 3 pair of Men's Cotton Sox...... IQo (ioods. Fancy Calico-, air you want, no limit...... ....-."... .1 yard wide unbleached Muslin.._ 1 yard wide bleached Muslin Kai-Kai Wash Silk, 18 inch wide, very stylish.... Fine Handkerchief, Linen, 81.00 Grade in this sale, Ladies' Black Cotton Hose 3c 3^c Cc 19c 78c 3c Complete OpaqueWindow Shades > Spring Holler,... * (No Paper Shades). ' Muslin Underwear at lowest prices. Dresa Goods at popnlur prices. ' Also Fancy Braid and Trimming •Silk. v Shirts and Spring Capes. Shoes, Men's and Boys' Shoes. All we want is for you to come and and look at our Shoes and we are sure you can-find just what you want and save from 75c to 81.00 on a pair. Ladies' and Children's Shoes. Elegant line at euch low prices. We are bound to do the Shoe business In Sterling. When you sea one line of Shoes you will see at once what we can 1 save you. . , , . Groceries. 6 pounds H, & E. Gran. Sugar '• with order. ,..r'.r.../ 25o 2 pound Can Sweet Corn, new.., 5o 3 pound Can Calif. Table Peach 9c 25c bottle of Catsup 8c 1 pint bottle of Ammonia....,,. lOc 8 ounce Can Dr. Prices' Baking Powder .7;,;,.', 20o 2 pound Can Earjy June Peas... > 9o Pure Leaf Lard only Bo New Elng Cut Dried Applea.... t 5c Pure Ground Pepper, per pound 20o Walter Baker's Premium Chocolate, per pound 35$ Double strength Cider Vinegar, Best in the city,., ;. l§e Whole Codfish, per pound only.. 4c Fancy Herring, per pound only.. 4o Come and see our Presents given with ! Baking Powder and Tea.. Gold Medal Floiir, $1.10 per Sack. A High Grade Lady!s Bicycle to be given away FREE. Call at Store and learn all about it

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