Sterling Standard from Sterling, Illinois on March 4, 1897 · Page 12
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Sterling, Illinois
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THK f» 5 -"?}nif SHORT PT' FOR OLS? Indent*— A *4>nTnie — O, A. R, the AnjgJo-AiasHo In th * *Tr!<-k nt Edl**""* n 1?r«isty tforld. An- UK bugles sang truce — for the hlght-cloud had 1 lower'd And the gentl- nel ; stars set their watch In the sky. And thousands had sunk on the ground overpow- er'd. The weary to sleep, and the wounded to die. When reposing that night on my pallet of straw, By the wolf-scaring fagot that .•guarded the slain; At the dead of the night a sweet vision I saw, iAnd thrice ere the mqrning I dreamt It again. "3tt€tli(7UgWr from ~thc bat tic-field's dreadful array, Far, far r had roam'd on a desolate track; *Twas autumn—and sunshine arose on the way To the hone of my father's, that welcomed me back. v 1 flew to the pleasant fields traversed ; BO oft In life's morning march, when my bosom was young; I heard my own mountain,goats bleat- Ing aloft, •And knew the sweet strain that the . corn-reapers sung. -. Then pledged we the wine cup, and fondly I swore From my home and my weeping friends never to part; My little'ones kiss'd me a thousand . times o'er, ' • And my< wife sobb'd ,-aloud In her fullness of heart. arjt. _Blay>=rflta3fc?vlth"f- woary'arid we And fain was their war-broken soldier to stay; . But sorrow return'd .with the dawning of morn, .And the voice In my dreaming, ear hielted away. , • , . • Two War Incidents. ' I wish to relate two incidents that occurred under my own observation during the late war;, one among the frravest, and the Qther . among the most cowardly that I remember. ' In the latter part of January, or. the lore part of February, 1864, part of the ^regiment of which I was a member crossed the Oblne river. In or near the line of Weakly county, Tennessee. It iwas Just after the cold New Years, of iwhlch we hear so much talk. This had been followed by a thaw, and there twos quite a freshet, the river being out of Its banks, if it (had any, fp.r nearly two miles on either side. If any one __ijas ever been in the Oblne swamps, he will never forget it. .. Many a good ' Itorso mired down, and b^ad to be abandoned. Our (horses had, to swim Across the main channel. I remember pushing great cakes of ice out of my ilorStt"e way, BO tkiu. lie could^BWliii" utt=~ molested. Our regiment was made up of boys and young men. I do not think there iwas but one grayheaded man In -my. company. His name waa Hlckson Ransbottom,' of Centervllle, Wayne county, Indiana. In crossing this Oblne river, Mr. Ransbottom's horse mired down, and the old man had to get oft into the ice water, waist deep. About that time a little Frenchman of our .company, named John Dupuy, rode up, and seeing the trouble, got off _ Ihla^horee Into that cold water and ihelped" the^ old" man into" hls~saddle, not knowing how 'he himself would get ' across the channel, which was over his head. I confess, it took more bravery than I possessed."! rliy a vf-ry filthily rirf'ff? llfu- trnant crime among us from the soutih r-.-j.e and was Iffimcdbitcly surrounded 1 y the prisoners, anxious to find out anything he might be willing to Ml us bo the progress of the war. But the officer soon Informed us that he was on the hunt for "staff buttons" to complete the decoration of his coat, for \vhich he wwild pay well. In the prison were twelve or fifteen boys, from ten to fcmrteen years of age, who had been drummer boys la—our-armyv-------Their youth had not Raved them from being thrust Into the stockade, and having to suffer the same treatment that the older prisoners had to endure, and I will say that a brighter, more Intelligent and heroic and uncomplaining set of boys I have never seen. One of the boys appeared in front of the lieutenant and told him that his partner had a lot of buttons to sell, and, If he would wait there, he would try to find him. The lieutenant said, "All right," and he would buy them if tUeyrnated the ones on hla «oat. So off went the boy, and a moment later he came elbowing his way through the crowd 'beyond the officer, knife in hand, and slyly cut every button, numbering' about one dozen, off the lieutenant's coat tail. He then slipped away and in a few •moments again appeared In front of the officer with the buttons. A trade was mafie without further ado, the lieutenant paying the boy a good round sum for bis own buttons. He then asked if "you all" had any more buttons to sell, and, not hearing of any, .he turned toward the gate, followed by two or three hundred prisoners. We all held in until he 'had reached the gate, and was about to pass dut when some one called to him, asking wihat had become of the buttons he had on his coat tail. He pulled the tall of the garment around to the front and then, for the first time, It dawned~iipon him that he Jiad : been.the SOME A J,o*t on bitter T>*y 8TPANOK. OUfcK 1 ? /ND PHASES OF l.iPE, ~A of I* th« Flu* Kn'r- tend? ND tho winds of the World made answer. North, fiouth and east and west; Wherever thct-e's wealth to covet, Or land that'can be possessed; Wherever are savage races To cozen, coerce and scare, Ye shall flnd the" vaunted ensign, For the English flag Js there! Aye, It waves o'er the blazing hovels When African victims fly, To be shot by explosive bullets, Or to wretchedly starve or die', And where the beach-comber harries The Isles of the southern sea, At the peak of Tils hellish vessel, . .-.'Tla-the. English flng = fUes. free. victim of a Yankee trick. To say that he was mad would be putting It lightly. Ho was fairly wild. But the more he swore the more we laughed and shouted, until he finally beat a retreat through the'gate. 'That was all he could do, for it would nave been a useless task to attempt to find that boy among thirty thousand prisoners.— Steve E. Payne, 200 E. Georgia street, Indianapolis, Ind. The Maori full oft hath cursed It With his bitterest dying breath; , And the Arab has hissed his hatred As he spits at Us folds In death. The hapless fellah has feared It On Tel-el-Keblr's parched plain, And the Zulu's blood has stained It With a deep Indelible stain. It has floated o'er scenes of pillage, It has flaunted o'er deeds of shame, It has waved o'er the fell marauder, As he ravished with sword and flame. It has looked upon ruthless slaughter, And massacres dire and grim; It has heard the shrieks of the victims Drown even the Jingo hymn. Where Is the flag of England? Seek the lands where the natives rot; Where decay and assured extinction . Must soon be the people's lot. Go! Search, for the once-glad Islands, Where diseases and death are rife, And the greed of a callous commerce Now battens on human life! Wherejs. the flag.of...EnglandjL 1'ott, H "t.nfs fours'! th®t *Iif IK* flc-i f?r r "i t?;ith rqun! e'tr-re""?. Cropping on a potl^nt's tofie;uf> a f RtiRsr atttl water, followed by pnre water, the giigat TTRB sttH apparent on the mats, ftlthovjgh no magar was there. Experiments with the organs of hearing and sight gave much the same results, showing at leafjt that this deception of the senses, called hallucination, is a thing which must be recognized and allowed for. It must be noted that the persons who offered themselves for experiment were perfect!? sane, and were not drawn from any one* class, nor did they know the purport of the experiments, further than that they were to nridergo certain tests for sensation. Professor Scrip- turfe believes that the experiments may be valuable in their application to men-> tal pathology and also as a beginning to the scientific treatment of hypnotism and suggestion. , Tim. Go! sail-whcrirrlch''galleons tsbnic—"-• "With shoddy and -"loaded" cottons, And beer, and Bibles, and rum! Go, too, where brute force has triumphed, • ' '' And hypocrisy makes Us lair; And your question will find Its answer, For the flag of England Is there! • . —London Truth. A Windy W«tU Arizona possesses some of the greatest natural wonders In the world, not thejleast-of whlch-ls-iliejjlienomenonL of ifcurrent of air Issuing from or going Into the^bowelB of the earth through sundry natural and artificial openings made .In the earth's crust. Something over a year ago ft Mr. CoUfman undertook the drilling of e well at his place. Everything went well to a depth of some twenty-five feet; when the drill suddenly dropped some six feet and a strong current of air Issued from the (hole. The escaping air current waa BO strong that it blew off the men's hats who were recovering the lost drill. The well was of course abandoned and left to blow, but there are some peculiarities about It that are 'worthy of obeervatloni The adr will escape from the well for days at a time with such force that pebbles the size of peas are thrown out and piled up about Its mouth until It looks very much like the expanded portion of a-iurinel,-At the sameJ.lnxe_lt_lB_-ac=_ The AnKlo-Amcrlcnn Treaty. The following from the American Tribune probably best expresses the views of O. A.' R. men with regard to the Anglo-American treaty: ""England .has never failed to take advantage of America- In a diplomatic contest, whenever she could; as, indeed, she has of all countries, until, at last, the term—"Perfidious Albion" Is universally.applied to her. England is unscrupulous in the. means employed ; to"secure ;lier vIcU>rles,~"elther T ln "war or diplomacy. Bribery, coalition . and coercion are /her familiar weapons, as witness 'Ireland, India, Egypt, Ihe Transvaal and other portions* of Afrl- A LiOBt Treasure Island. The mysterious Island of the aouth- ,ern ocean whereon rich deposits of guano are said to be has • not been discovered yet, though - the y little schooner Moonlight that arrived recently from Mazjhtlan searched for it 'all seas over in the latitude'and longitude where it Is believed to exist', "saya the San Francisco. Bulletin. Treasure Island and 'its wealth of phosphates still exists merely as an -unknown quantity for the .rough charts of old Capt. Martin and his adventurous associates are either In orrpr or else some strange seismic phenomenon caused M»irk*t for Ch*«*«. It Is often said that OanadJaas «rs not cheese eaters, says the Sussex (New BrenJwlck) Co-operative Farmer. They are not as compared with the people of England and it seems to ns for two very bad reasons and one good one. $p take the last first, the good reasofi fa the cheapness of meats and other foods, and this Is not a reason that we ns eheesemakers^ should really mind. There la a reason, though, that'.'will*' for urgent attention, and that Is the high retail price of cheese. The other day we,, went to a store, to buy some good cheese, cheese that was bought from .the factory at not more than 9 cents per pound, and what d6 you Imagine the retail price was? Why, nothing less than 14 cents per pound. This heavy margin, which Is general among grocers all over Canada, is one bad reason why.cheese Is not popular as a food among bur people, it IB a |rpBaJnju8tice to the farmera of Canada; a" badlhabttif^adeZHiftt-ihotiia be broken as eoon as possible, In the Interest not only of the consumer and farmer, but even the ..storekeepers themselves, A strong stricture on this course is that adopted by the grocers In England, who, although today they are paying'very close on 11 cents for their cheese, are retailing It at sixpence jper pound and realizing more profit from the business than our men who demand an Increase, in price of 'over 60 per cent By their course they create and foster a "large consumption of cheese, to the great advantage of our dairymen. The Canadian grocer, when asked about his exorbitant price, claims that It is only sufficient to cover loss in cutting. If this Is so It is only a reflection on his poor management and Is not a valid reason. We do not wish to see the grocer handling cheese for nothing, but .there Is neither right K, lj. KfMBBO Will 8i»!! eerie* at prices tJaftt will eon- Tince yott that yot* c»tt *&v« money by tr adlft§r with hint. I sell all goods A Fine Table Syfrup a* The best Fancy Patent Flour at $1.15 And $l.55J> Table Peaches, & ib, cart 10*s Genuine: ^ttssylvant* Buckwheat, the best . in the market, at ASOpTeafor - 3Se Pickled Porie - Oolb* Good Smoking Tobacco 20o Early June Sifted Peas . Fancy California Dried Peaches •'..*' • lOc Ib The best quality and lowest* prices Is my motto. . 12O E.THIKD STBEET. companlea'by IT'soltfdTHUCfi^llfte the distant bellowing of a foghorn. This noise is not always present, because the air does not at all times escape with the same force. Again, there will be for days a suction current, unaccompanied by sound, In which the current of air passes Into the earth, with some less force.than it escapes, and any light object as a feather, piece of paper or cloth, will, if. held In close proximity, be immediately sucked into the subterranean labyrinth of Aeolus. Just the cause of this phenomenon no one has yet 'been able to determine, but It is supposed-that 'there is an underground opening between the Grand Canyon of the Colorado, which cleaves the earth for more than a mile in depth, and the Sycamore Canyon, sojne eighty smiles to the south of it, of the same proportions, but much •'• shorter. This would seem possible from the fact that the current of air Is always pass- Ing- fromriiorthrto:Bouthdarjrv;ice::versa. Just Received Another Car of the One beautiful Sunday morning, lust as the church bells were ringing, When we were camped at Memphis, Tennessee, in tlhe spring or summer of 1864, there came an order for-a detail of fit-teen mounted and well armed men, /from my regiment. I was one of the detail. We reported at headquarters tor orders. When the lieutenant, who was in command, received orders, he took us out about a mile and a half «ast of the city, but inside of the picket line, and arrested a woman, w-ho was •alone as'far as I could see, except her ••black servant. This servant drove her in 'her carriage to Memphis, while we, brave soJdlersy followed our prisoner. She was a noble looking woman, seemingly very dheerful. When we arrived in front of the Erwin block, which waa then used for a prison, the streets were crowded with worshipers returning *lrom church; but I saw no one who Jooked more cheerful and- happy than our prisoner.- After a few prelimlna- riee, she waa ushered into the prison and the door ah/ut bettUnd her, and I Bewer saw or beard of her afterwards, WJbat great crime th^t woman waa charged witli, and w&y It took so many armed men to arrest fcer inside of the picket line, J ziever'kQew, For one, I 4id not feel very brave as we rode into ths city behind aer.—A. B, Whetsel, laite of Company J5. Seventli Indiana Cavalry, Dunkirk, Indiana, ii caa Tribune. leon. England exercises great influence in the politics of Europe, and is in a position to dominate the lesser kingdoms. It is. to-the ruler.of one of these, Sweden, that It is now proposed to refer for final settlement all our disputes with the English government The monarclis of Europe have always been antagonistic to the American republic, since our success In demonstrating the possibility of a free government by the people endangers their own continuance in power. As our success is against every king, so every king Is against our success. - Under such conditions, to refer our controversies with England to a neighboring king of that country is to surrender, In advance, every claim we mlike, England already has this country surrounded: on all sides with vast fortresses, and numerous coaling stations and harbors for her mighty,fleets; and now if she can hedge us about by diplomacy, as seems to be the intention of the arbitration treaty made with Cleveland and Olney and under consideration by the senate, we will soon be helpless before her. In that case v/e will cease .to 'be the controlling power of the western hemisphere. No longer could we be the champion of the lesser republics against the encroachments of England. It would mean the abandonment by us of the Nicaragua canal. We would be -compelled to ylekl all claims to -tie outlying Islands .on our coasts. Shut up within the confines of our present domain, it would presently come to pass that our flag would be Jeered at .all over the world, and the proud position won for us among the nations by the valor and patriotism of our forefathers would no longer be ours.. There are ^'degenerate BOOB of patriot sires," aStifl there are sons of tory sires. It is also true that those who would ^betray us -to England in this manner, after all these years since the attainment of our Independence, can have no trace of patriot blood running In their veins; therefore, they are not degenerates, but are true to their lin- eage—thedr sires must have teen Tories. For a number of years the lost island of the South Pacific has been searched for by ambitious seamen. The stories concerning it are various and - r om an t Icp-an d—to=a=gtg« t-fflt-teBt-ean— . Wooden Bilk. The fact that a process for the manufacture of silk directly from wood pulp consumption by an exorbitant retail profit, and our farmers should see that this price is made right, even If It Is necessary to start a co-operative dairy store in-every town to da it. - • .: Tuberculin Test In England. From the Dairy World of London we 'take the following: During the. recent congress of the Sanitary,Institute' In Newcastle, the compulsory use. of .'the tuberculin test,, In order to free our dairy herds from tuberculosis was freely advocated. Some very useful information, on the subject has arrived from America, which cannot fail to be'lnter- estlng to those who followed the pa- pere on the subject. . A good example IB quoted of a large^dalry herd belonging to Mr. G..W. Ladd, of Bloomfleld. This was Inspected early this year, and several animate condemned and got rid of. The whole of the byres and barns were thoroughly disinfected, •and-everythlng^ done to help on-(network of eradication..^ Six months after he demanded and obtained a second 'test, which showed ijha't every animal in his herd was free from the disease. In-the official Report fllctlrig, though the narratives all seem to center on the fact that^ the place exists somewhere. about 400 or 500 miles southwest of Cllpperton island, and is a low coral atol which Is covered with the richest phosphates. The little unknown also has its legends of pirates' treasures, and according to an old volume containing mention of Lord CllppertOA's voyages, was once the ren- dezvous'of pirates. One of the expeditions of recent date which have been fitted out to look for the. Island was the Vine expedition. •The Vine's owner; Capt. Burns, accqprd- ing to the first ofBcer of that craft, secured his knowledge of the place from'an old sea captain named Martin, who died some years ago, and who left an old? chest among his-belongings which told of a small island in the South Pacific not down on the regular charts, enormously rich in phosphates. Martin claimed that his 'vessel was driven out of her regular course by 'head winds and came across the island, which he described. He took a note of the latitude and longitude, hoping some day to raise enough money to fit out a vessel to proceed to that spot and take possession, but death'put an end to his aspirations. .' •. .'...'.,' - The Moonlight on leaving Mazatlan was in .charge of Capt. Spencer, and had a number of local men on .board who still have faith In the theory that the Island Is still above water, and that the old sea dogs who sighted it in past years simply made errors in their reckonings and have caused all subsequent failures to find the land of fortune. Flour! cial success, means not only that the silk worm raising-Industry as well as the silk worm itsalf Is doomed, but marks the latest step in that wonderful advance'within the last ten years in the use of wood pulp as a materlal-ior manufacture. Artificial silk Is being made from wood pulp In considerable quantities by two firms In Great Britain, and by several others in France. There IB really nothing so very wonderful about It, since It is simply doing mechanically and.chemically what the silk worm does. The latter simply eats up^ the leaves of. the mulberry tree, digests them, adds a certain glue, and spins the cellulose like stuff thus -formed into Us cocoon. The new process similarly takes a suitable wood pulp, treats it chemically, and forces this mixture through flue tubes into running water, where it hair dens,, arid the thread thus formed is caught up by delicate fingers, dried and spun into an ordinary silk thread. The fabric made from this thread is said to be detectible from real silk onjy by means of the microscope. , ' ., . The West End Grocer. / cases are reported!, in only spme 2 per cent of the herds tested the second time were traces ot disease still to ha found. Irtck Bfc guards at Audei-soiiville prison Almost as vala as Indians when it Ciou« to Saahy dtx;ora.tioas on their Our brass buttoas • -wer6 a sal* w tbein, at a good pric*, ia and a priaotter, Ws ixifctew, WM ears be *. »s«f aj'JrtwS, 6>r ttee eoatf ot w«re ijtai ug> wltek of WUeu Most People I>le. The people of England and Wales die at the rate of over 1,500 a day, or 65 an hour, or more than one a minute. They die fastest under the age •of five, and next fastest between 65 and 74, Elcetor»l England has one member of piwrlia- at^&t tor every 10,290 electofii, laad oae fw ev«iry 1,t11, ScoOaa for ev^ry J.974, aad Wales one 'tor Hallucination!. • Professor Scripture has lately recorded some curious results obtained In a series of experiments which are" Intended to show that hallucinations can be measured. ' First with regard to hearing. The person experimented with waa placed in a quiet room and was.told that a telegraph " sounder there; whenever it clicked would be accompanied by a faint tone ot sound, .which would every time Increase in intensity, Every time he heard the tone he was to touch a telegraph key, BO that the.operator in a distant room who originated, the sounds would know that the apparatus was working satisfactorily. After the first Jew oc-' casions it was sufficient to work the sounder only, the persop experimented with being firmly convinced that he yet beard the extra tone aa well. Ex-r periments of & aliailar nature were made on ptlior senses. For example, a «i«trouoHJO waa pet ia astjon, and at f^efe recurrent "best a Singular Kalu Storing. . In the Colorado 'desert they have rainstorms during which not a'single drop of water touches the earth. The rain cau be seen falling from the clouda high above the desert,, but when the water reaches the" strata of libt, dry air beneath the clouds, it Is entirely absorbed before falling ihaU the distance to the ground, It is a singular sight to witness a heavy downpour of rain, not a drop of which touches the ground. These strange rainstorms occur in regions where the shade. temperature often ranges a&'blgli as 128 degrees Fahrenheit.- '' Milk Regularly. ..An exchange advises that if you milk at 6 o'clock, morning and evening, do BO every day as nearly as you can, says'Texas Live Stock Journal. If you feed before milking, do so always, for the cow expects It, and is dlsap- ,polnted if flh^i does not get It Before being milked, and the chancea are that she will not give down freely and fully. ..When you commence to millrdo not stop until you have finished to the last' drop. Many cows will withhold their milk iu whole'or In. part If the milker 18 not ready to take the milk when aha 1$ ready to give It Any -un- .uaual excitement at milking will cause the cow, many times, to withhold her milk. Let each milker have his special cows to milk, and never change milk- ers, unless obliged to do so. If from any cause or neglect a cow la made to shrink her flow of milk, you probably will not get her back again to her normal flow until she has her next calf. Remember, If you excite or ill treat a cow you pay for it at the expense, of Impoverished milk. .... InTlUtlona. Armoaacemenu fBusJnessOMd* engiaTed to or Cole office, or address '.: THB BTKBLINO BTAHDABD. <$ ; -S . j& •'$ u$ Kartliquak«B occaalonally profit mankind aa in ihe case of Ouzoun-Ada, . a port of the Caspian, <wb,ioa la the starting point of the Trans-Caspian Railway of Samarkand. The port of the town was visited 'by an earthquake about a year ago, and since then it has 'been found open to steamers which could not enter it before, owing to the shallow .w^ter. Eleftrocutert Irish. ; A peculiar result of a stroke of Jlght- Bing was noted near Dijon, France, ia the BU miner of 1893. A flash of lightning -was seen to strike a fish poad, and an iiavestlgatlou made immediately after the storm ^84 subsided proved that every fish in -the little lake had Oil Meal foy Milk Cowa.—The use of 611 meal for milk cows will be found to produce more and better butter, and if farmers only realized how much trouble can be averted at calving time ,by the uae of oil meal none would be without It. It IB an almost unfailing remedy .for the retention of the placenta, which BO commonly occurs In cows not well cared'for; besides this \i makes'calving easier. In feeding oil meal to milk cows do not increase the amount aa in fattening stock, and ney j er feed aa freely before calving or for a short'time thereafter as when once settled down to an - even flow of milk, which occurs about two, weeks after calving. If fed too freely Just before and after calving milk fever may result and ruin the cow.—Ex, Just Received at the LADIES' BAZAAR; An.elegant line of Laces, Embroideries; and Linens; the new. Embroidery Rings and Needles. ; Special 3a!e on Ribbons. MRS, L. HODGES. Locust 8treet,l ? BQcond Jdoor north, of Qalt House, Looust and NintliStrs. 5 Blocks from Post been killed,few recorded etrikiag is oae of the very water, Tested Butter,—Only the minority of farmers' wive* make an excellent quality of butter. Often it would do good to take a package of ona'e product to an expert taster, and ask his opinion of it. He would tell instantly if anything was the matter, and. instruct how to avoid such errora in the future.— Ex. . .-i..' Animal food being prohibited by tS*e religion, and milk, being an e,uimal product, JB .never used in Japan. Ho iiUlklag herds or iullk-yard For Sale. ' Good desirable Lots, high, dry, find cheap, and terms right. Call and see me. J, A. Kilgour, Office Comer Isrt AvetudgriStr*

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