IMC 8001AL WORKMEN ENJOYED A t ?OL.:.-Y TIME SATURDAY NIGHT, THE CASE OF DR. RUIZ. \ J*itt rjkstffl , of Wowlesl Program of th« Splwtdld Sapper The spacious lodge rooms of the A. 0. U. W. were comfortably filled Saturday evening with the members ,wbo wftb their wives, daughters and sweethearts, spent the evening in making an enjoyable social. Early in the evening a number of the younger people amused themselves in dancing; after which a short program was rendered as follows: An address by Grand Master G. M. Hodge, of Rocbelle,' in which he spoke encouragingly of the prosperous condition of the order, Samuel Shirley, of the Rosck Falls lodge then spoke for a few miniates. The next speaker, A. R. Hendricka is one of the patriarchs in the order here and no more enthusiastic member than he can be found anywhere. He spoke to some length on what the organization had done for humanity and expressed his satisfaction in utneasurM terms, that he has teea identified with its work for the past twenty years. • W. N. Harrison and John Koberetine made a few remarks which closed the speech making. A quartette composed of four young men, Walter Trfggc, J inn Boyer, Carl Hoyt and Paul Clem- mono then sang a couple of selectlonc, •which were heartily applauded. Hannah and Caroline Franke, two little girls recited selections very cleverly, which closed the program. Long tables had been set in the large reception room, -and—they literally <jroane1>lth the wealth of good things "•which had been prepared by the ladles for this occasion. After the program, "the supper was announced, and for an hour following, the tables were surrounded by a crowd as jolly as ever sat about a festive board. The basket social was a success in every respect and entirely enjoyable. The A. O,U:W. eeems to be riding high on the crest of a great wave of prosperity that gives promise of continuing indefinitely. The order has had a crent revival \vitbin the last twomnnthp, largely due to the efforts of G. M. Hodge, of Rochelle, who has been in the city for the purohee of working up additions to its membership. Within seven weeks, •twenty-six, new members have been added and more are coming. This organization has long held a prominent place among societies of its kind, and from present appearances .it will con' tinue t<J hold its enviable position. SURPRISED THE MARTINS. tierman Lutheran People Hid Them Fare•'•'••', ' wall. : Fifty or more of the friends of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Martin, members of the German Lutheran church and congregation, surprised that worthy couple at their home on Eighth avenue Saturday evening. The gathering was thoroughly informal and greatly enjoyed by the assembled guests. A splendid repast was served during the evening. The party was given on the eve of their departure as a token of the esteem in which Mr, and Mrs. Martin are held by their neighbors and friends. Mr. Martin has recently purchased a f arm'near Tampico and is today engaged in moving tojjiat place. The STANDARD regrets very much that Mr. and Mrs, Martin are to leave Sterling, where they have resided for a number yeara. The best wishes of their many friends go with them to their new location. •TAMY" SAYS GOOD-BYE. KJe Entertain* a Oootl Audience at Com. . _ •- patty E Armory, J. I, Tamlnosian, the Turk, who has been with the Volunteers of this city for the past month, entertained a good audience at Company E Armory Saturday night, He told of the manners find customs of hia people, giving graphic illustrations, and those who were present were well pleased. . Mr. Tamlnoeian came here Jan. 4 and 1ms labored ardently in behalf of the Volunteers ever siace. By his earnest, Christian methods he has gained the confidence and admiration of the Christian people of • Sterling. $iac* he has been here be haa spoken fa the Y. M. C. A., the Baptist church, the Trinity church, the Sterling School, the Hock Falls Reading Room, and the Ligeola School. ~The W, C, T< V, had.eharge et the earvieee at the Salvation Army Sunday. A veiy interesting sod profitable meet- leg was held, eeveialj taea [signing the pledge tad giving testimony as to having become Christians and being determined t-Q Jive temperate Hvea hereafter, Mm, ISeyder, President of th« W. C. T, U, ted the meeting »»il Mrs. ie<l tb» staging. The ladies of pfjjauizatton have glowing words ,| piste* for tbfUsasffilws of the Halva- the §094 work tb« Opinion of the * fflfcftn foUef. Undsr the tr&atfss existing between t t« United States and Spain, no Asaer- 1 inn citizen must b« fcept in solitary c iaflnement over Bv« days. Dr. Ruiz, an American citizen, was held thirteen days: tortured to compel nim to confess crimes of which h« was Innocent, and to foreter clos« his lips, finally murdered. An American citizen in the meanest of prisons and in the hands of friends Is deserted by his govern raent and privately assassinated. This is a fitting finale to the cowardly policy of this administration. In the hands of Cleveland and Olney this Republic has virtually been ignored as a member of the great family of Nations, It will cause mingled feelings of shame and indignation in the hearts of ever" true citizen of this land — born or naturalized— to observe the weakest Nation of Europe deliberately insulting his country. The idea of an assemblage of promenaders, whose chief delight is to see a goaded bull mangle a blindfolded horse, contemptuously snubbing the greatest Republic of all history! An effete monarchy, unable to conquer a few insurgent*, armed mainly with corn knives, has not hesitated to insult a people whose history is .one of heroic achievements, and whose primal characteristics are a love of liberty and a strong and outspoken sympathy with any Nation seeking to achieve its freedom. But to.this complexion have we come at last. Notwithstanding the numerous public expressions of good wishes on tbo part of our people toward the maltreated and struggling Cubans; notwithstanding the action of Congress in the same direction, this administration, so far from manifesting any interest in this patriotic people, or in the object for which they are laying down their lives, has busied itself in attempts to prevent material assistance reaching the Cubans from private citizens of this country. The spectacle has been presented of a great nation, with a great history, with the greatest of re- bources, where love ot liberty and whose ability to achieve and maintain it have been equally conspicuous, permitting a monarchy without standing among the great nations of Europe, to devastate the homes of women and children and .' to attroclously murder men, whose only accusation is an aspiration for. freedom from the most galling tyranny of modern times, and nli this almost within gunshot of our shores. . Nero fiddled- while Rome burned. The executive of the American Republic fished and shot ducks while the Spaniards shot patriots. It Is to be hoped that however wanting this present administration may be in ordinary humanity, it may not be wholly impervious to a national insult, If it be found calloused to this degree, • its epitaph may well be— "Found Wanting," .• :• .•••'-• THE GRAND ARMY MEETING. Quartermaster St. John Resigns—Will Soon Leave the City, Will Robinson Post, No. 274, G. A. R, held an interesting meetlng£Satur- day evening. Thomas Diller made a brtefTaddresr regarding- tue-llfe~and' work of General George Washington and W, N. Harrison spoke of some of the experiences of the Tenth New York Volunteers. Quartermaster John D. St. John, who is soon to leave the city, presented his resignation and asked for a transfer. Mr. St. John has always taken an active interest in the work of the Grand Army and has been one of the most efficient officers of the local Post. The Post passed a resolution regretting his departure. Mr. St. John has disposed of his property in Sterling and will move to Cedar Rapids some time in the near future. NOT MUCH 'LIKE A LION. March Cornea in In a Gentle, Though Dls- ngreeable, Manner. 'Foster, the weather prognosticator, is off again, A short time ago he said that March was going to come in like a roaring, bowling lion and go out as gently as a lamb, From the looks of .things last Saturday, It seemed 83 though bis prophesy was going to be correct, ,,but by Sunday evening, the winds bad subsided, the thermometer had taken a jump heavenward, and all was quiet and peaceful with the elements, This morning dawned disagreeably gloomy.biit that's all. The chances now are that the weather man will hold off for a little while and then giro ua all that ia fiendish and bad in his stock in trade. . ' • —A postponed program of the Women's Foreign Missionary Society was held Sunday evening ia the Lutheran church. The exercises consisted of musical selections, recitations and papers by members of the Sabbath school and aa address by Rev, E, Brown, all pertaining to foreign missionary work. The collection Saaday evening at the church, gad the Sabbath school SA the momiag nutted p 18.00, which will 16 to the cauae of foreign mlg» infcWf»M}J§ UVE QUESTIONS JL Series of Artie!** 'by CITIZENS OF THE WORLD. A distinguished member of congress, ss an exploring party of that body WAS closing a long visit to the Pacific coast., pronounced an oracle on the comforter ble piazza of aPngetacmnd hotel which Is well worth remembering. The dntioa of the committee had *a- quired that the members should pass tip th* ' 'coast," ps the taatives call it, from "Attnt Jane," or Tia Juana, as the scrathweatern corner of this nation is called, as far north aa Vancouver sound. They had discharged this duty and had doubtless discharged it TVoU, when the oracle was delivered. In the afternoon comfort of a breeze which had passed 10,000 miles across the ocean, with a cigar not yet exhausted, which was good enough for its purpose, the senator said that on the first opportunity -when he could expect success he would introduce a joint resolution into congress, providing that each member, as soon as he was elected, should be sent on ft well planned journey through all tho states and all the territories, that he might have personal knowledge of what the jDountry is whose service he was to have in hand. Tho senator expressed tho belief, •which is certainly well founded, that tho nation would save in money and would gain in administration if such a plan could bo carried out. He was certainly right in this opinion, and this is no matter of ploafiantry or of the affairs of a single nation. Mr. Morison .said very wisely in hla Phi Beta Kappa address lost month: "Tho new epoch must, from its very nature, become universal. Tho manufacture of .PQWcrhos given the means._of r travcnt_ ing tho entire globe with a speed which brings all races together. It will gradually substitute tho natural boundaries of convenient government for accidental tribal divisions. It will finally make the human race a single whole, working for things which we cannot yet understand." • • •..' »^ Wo cito theso opinions of two distinguished men, because the excellent counsel they involve is applicable to the whole business of education and ia needed in our systems of education, public, and private, as those who manage them are too apt to forget. '• ' '• The whole tendency of life in our timeircquires n6t simply a national, hut a cosmopolitan direction of education. Men uro really citizens' of the world now, us they never have been before, and the boy or girl who is educated with the old. and now absurd notion that the village where the" Bchoolhouse is is tho capital of tho world is destined to receive many shocks and to make many blunders, all of which might have been avoided. . - • : The jobbing merchants have found this out, and they know that they must send their young men over the whole country if they would tnow the needs of different localities and be able, to provide for it. Adam Smith taught that demand created supply. We have learned that a supply! well provided, creates in turn a new. demand. The enterprise which has sent these bold "drummers," the pioneers,of civilization as they have been called, into other countries, that the 'traveler may know what those nations want and that the nations may know what the country has to soil, bos been well rewarded. The steady • increase in our exports of manufactured goods Hhows that the nation is reaping _the reward of such enterprise. But if our young men, not to say our young women, ore to take on a qosmo- politan habit in education, our schools must do more in this line than they like to do. I con remember when the arrival of, a boy fresh from Paris, with a good French accent and easy way of speaking that language, was a cause of real terror in n well appointed school. "What shall we do about 'his marks? It will not be fair to mark him on the same scale with 'the, other boys"—as if the giving of marks was tho whole business of a schoolmaster. Really, the arrival of such a boy might have been made a blessing to all the other boys in school. They would have learned more French from him under any sensible handling of tho case- than they would have learned from any primer or reading book. Now the opportunities for such education in our country ore endless. Fortunately .for us, there is hardly a public school in one of tho larger cities in which the ability of some of the chil^ dren to speak German, -French or Italian might not bo .utilized for the conversational habits of the others. An American banker who had gone through the whole course of our higher public education used to say that when ho went to Paris he found that the French were so stupid that they did not understand their own language. This" was a good uatured,method of criticising the training he had received in that language. Now one boy from Paris, from Bordeaux or Lyons, in the class ia which he was, would have given him just 'the habit of listening to ^eal French and the habit 'of imitating ,a speaker of real French, which was what lie had not had given to him ia the elaborate arrangements of school committees. . - - . ' •••'••'' ^ •'.'': It J3 too much to ask, as the United. States senator asked, that all our school children of the proper age may pe scut round the world. It la a good thing for those of them*who aro go 'sent when they are between the ages of 18 nnd 85 yeara. They gaiu the advantages which, under tho old wander-jakr, the Geizn&n apprentice, released from his itot troiuiag, received w he s»w &uu citita which -w@r» wtnv to him. if we eamiofc s&iui oar cMldrea tfej world WB «»** ieji&t ***) thai tfce^- SWB rntste foniiiiw witJu tbe ftf of e|r In nrrr, 3] f > '! from tb<» oVh*r Batinns of the world. The prfmeacs of en atx-ora- plinhwl yontig gentl«m«ii ftotn Germany or Italy ot .Tnpan opens the eyes ot the youngsters -who sumrand him in th<5 classes of such institntiona. They begin to kftrn— what it is W hard to teach boys— -the mysterious lesson which had been alluded to above— they learn that Cranberry Center, although it is an Important metropolis to Itself, ia not eo considered by the rest of mankind. As the United States senator said it will be a great .thing when tho average congressman can be taught what are the resources o*f Arizona, of the state of Washington, of Maine, and of Florida, in an object lesson which shall fix itself upon his memory as no misty cloud of statistics will erer do. The college student, or the college class, which should be trained rightly to understand the place of the Argentine Kepublic, the place of Japan, the place of Ceylon or the place of Hungary in the commerce of the world, how much and how little each of these countries has to do with the balance of trade or with the course of exchange, would be, as things go, an exceptional class or an exceptional student in our institutions of education. The intelligent president of a college or tho Intelligent head of a* high school ought to bo on the lookout for every opportunity of which ho can avail himnelf to introduce such cosmopolitan habits of study into school or college. EnwxRD E. HALS. POLITICAL ECONOMY AND LAW. Tho political economists havo been charged by Professor Herron in a rooent number of The Kingdom with overlooking ethics. The charge is just and important. But moro important is tho fact that they have overlooked positive law. In Becking to trace out tho workings of self interest .they have taken for granted certain Jawa-aajiatnral-and-inhercnt In tho constitution of Hociety—such'as laws sustaining private i property — while other laws have been considered as an artificial and unnatural interference with •beneficent self interest. Protective tariffs, prohibitory statutes, legal protection of women and children, ore considered violations of natural law. No economic problem. is more important than tho just estimate of tho port played by customary and statutory law in social evolution., • ' '.'••'•-•,. • . .. Law, in the first place, is a port of tho environment of every individual. It operates upon him, as,does,the physical environment, by pressure. Law is coercive. It is regulated force. The direction in which it shall work is determined by compromise between the antag- onistioHnterests of society. In primitive times there was no compromise. The strongest ruled by mere might. Pure unmixed arbitrary force reduced the masses of the. people to slavery and compelled them to .cultivate the.fields for warlike,rulers. There was no question of law or human rights. Law first appears when certain interests antagonistic to despotism gained sufficient power to lay down rules which should cheek—the arbitrary coercion by tho monarch. These interests were tho nobility and the subordinate chiefs. Coercion still kept tho masses in slavery and made the'land tho private property of nobles and monarch. Later in time the capitalistic class, .through the representative.system, gained a share in making laws. They compelled the ruling classes to lift the pressure which handicapped capitalists, and today they have eveu'shaped tho laws to their oyni. preference. Such are the laws enforcing' contracts, where theco ercive power of the state is enlisted on behalf of the money lender—a thing in-conceivable to a medimval duke. Such, also, are the laws creating and sustaining corporations—"artificial persons" which never die, which always accumulate, and whose contracts with tho public and with employees the power of the 'state enforces even with the police tuid tbo army, if necessary. Such, also, are laws abolishing entail and .primogeniture, making veal estate transferable by sale and survey and public record, and thus converting laud from an aristocratic inheritance to a plutocratic speculation. -By means of these and other regulations which we call laws the coercive power of society is lifted from tho capitalistic class, a marked .advantage in the struggle for life is afforded them, and they are stimulated to exert themselves and accumulate property under the protection of government. At the earne time law has both helped and depressed the masses of the people. It haa helped them by abolishing slavery—an institution ..based solely , on* force. It has depressed them by maintaining land and capitalr-by, means of which alone they can live^-as private property, another institution baaed on force aa truly as slavery; It ia only co^ ercion of some kind, however subtle and gloved or justified, which 'can ciwvd thousands of people into the tenements of the slums and, permit hundreds to , spread over roomy homes and palaces and seaside villas. .Ethics effect their telling results by modifying the coercive pressure of society in behalf of those who are weak. Women were theQrstalavefl. Today law protects them from the brutality 01 meu, opens up new tradeaJfor ; them, increases their wages and gives them shorter hours v of work (unless declared unconstitutional by the courts), Ethics alao through law modify the unchecked coercion of private property by requiring employers to submit dis~ putes with-' labor to arbitration, by requiring safety appliances, sanitary factories end tenements and in uutuy other ways which might be mentioned or suggested. Law determines tiio legal tender, sad ia its cuforceiaeut "oJf tOAitfacts can select wi expending or a contracting; Jwediuiu tvf paynwat, and m eau Drexel Corn, a cans " Pets, 2 " *' Tomatoes, 2 cans . '* Wax Beans, 2 cans 11 Baked Beans, • 2 cans " Lobster, per can 25c Clara Chowder, per can 25c Salmon, per can !Oto^25c Pears, per cap 10 to U6c Peaches, per can 10 to 25c California Plums, per can lOc Pie Peaches, per Can lOc Good Tomatoes, 3 tans 25c Good Corn, 3 cans - 25c etc., etc. It pays to buy the best. Have you tried Daisy Hendiight Oil? It is the best and cheapest. 1 Have you tried Wonder Flour ? None better. If you want a cheap class of goods bring a list of what you want to me and I will give you low prices. Yours for business, HIRAM MOVER, Milk and Butter Depot, Ia the place to buy pure milk, cream, butter, skim milk and butter-milk,.in Any quantity. Order* delivered to »n part of the city.''. . , No. Ill East Third Street of Coffee In Three Pound Cans Represents Better Coffee For the money than any other package of Coffee , ever offered to the Coffee Consumers of Sterling. This Blend is a Fine Java and "Mocha. " Q* Q-" stands for Quality and Quantity. Sold ab$i,oa per can. J. P. Overholser, STERLING, ILL. 5p Cords of Wood, For Sale at $2.56 to $3.OO per Cord Delivered. M. 0. WHABFIELD. , I'.l _ IV • |i 4TO Jotr Printing.^ tror ail kind! ot Job Print ' go to tha STANDARD ice. Orders by mall Jot o. » . » .— letterHeadiLKcrteHewto, BUtements, Knvelopes, So.,proraptlr executed, •tregnlar rates. Address •*" K ' THR STANDARD. BtsrllBg. .HI. DR, C. EVER DAVIS, The Eminent Eye Specialist and Optician, of Chicago, who was here In January will be at my store agajn from March. 1st to the 7th, to treat all .diseases of the eye. Also fit to glasses, when necessary. The Dootor'is a Professor in the McCormiok Optical College, No. 84 Adams Street. Chicago, and it is only on account of his ill health that I am able to procure the services of so eminent' a specialist, Consultation and Examination Free. Come and see if you are wear- Ing the right strength glasses and not ruining your eyes. " < • Jeweler, 15 Bast Third Street, First~National Bank Building. .- . ••--,;*••.•••; . . •;,.• : . .••-;•:;•/'.:.,•:•;:•;• : >' v; : : '; REAL, ESTATE. A fine Cottage o'n First Avenue for 81,800, three blocks from City Hall, ; Two good, new five room houses for $550, on monthly payments if desired. Choice building lots from $100 up. A nice seven room Cottage on Fifth AyjBnu«Lf<!iLft9QOiLSmilLc.a8h/payment, long time on balance. A nice five room house north of Second Ward School House for $700. Cheap for $1,000. 8200 c&sb, Balance on time to ault purchaBer. ; .."'-• .To Exchange. Hundreds of choice Iowa farms for stock of merchandise or other property) Chicago'property with good, cash on farm or city property. Eighty acres seven miles south, will take town property as part^payment ^ 101 acres four miles west of Sterling "Will take part trade. 81,600 _ln carriages and buggies. What have you? . , In short, I am ready at all times to transact any business per* taining to Real Estate, Loans and Insurance. Frank W. Walzer, 313 Gait House Block, Sterling, III. W.t. Qalt&Co. Remember we are headquarters for * Good Groceries, Fruits, Vegetables. Also for Fre#h Baltimore Bulk Oysters, Solid Meats, only age. per quart.
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