Sterling Standard from Sterling, Illinois on March 11, 1897 · Page 7
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Sterling, Illinois
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Thursday, March 11, 1897
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000t> SHORT STORIES FOR OLD SOLDIERS. * »r«th«z's Btood- Aet Can- the Rlefa ETVIJ had bur pshdenco A hundred years ^andmore; And gladly would we grant it To those on Cuba's shore. W© long to help the patriot , 'Repel the cruel ' » • foe, ®ut how to go about It, Alas, iwe do not know, for, while fcha fish are biting • And the woods are full of game, %, toul assassination: , By comparison eeems tame fife the gentlemen wfoo's hunting : . 'Jfcjwn in the marsh below, fWthile from the cold ground calletii The blood of Mafceo. .'•'.- wan too "KTCU"« Tn*>," calmly remarked CiaoSnnatl drammer, "tot I think have raised matter*'a little. The n*rer held Fort Pfcfeens; we fcetd tt ourselves. The enemy held Barrancas orer there." f "Pardon me, sir," insisted the New Orleans merchant, politely, "but I know 1'am right. We held Bafrancaa; the ea«my held* PJckens." * "Then I've been in ft dream for about thirty years," remarked the Cincinnati man, with a shadow of asperity in his tone. "I eenred fourteen months at Fort Plckene, and you will pardon me If I Insist that I know which aide I waa on." , "I waa two years - in Barrancas," calmly remarked the Crescent City man. If you were in Pickens your coat waa blue; mine waa gray." . Then the man from Cincinnati shook hands heartily with the man from New Orleans and neither said a word. Kxport of American 8t*s*t Thft exports of American hams la Justice blind or Mercy dead, ' 'That we are idle .here! , greatest nation upon earth Surely can know no fear, , savage Spanlnfc butchers, Who slaughter wounded men |«'Mad then report to Mother Spain, ^ "Victorious again,' /Another 'hospital surprised, x i j(&ad all Its inmates elain; •'/,_ Another glorious victory Won by the arms of Spain." Wow. He who: notes the sparrow's fall Sure Cannot fail to know on our door stone rests this blood, that of Maceo. Dodging the • Conscript. : -.,.. In war times there are always to be jnany-dodgers—able-bodied men Ppwho cannot be induced to shoulder a '!' ftttt—fellows who can be neither fcired ^»or forced to take up arms for their .country. » \ There were thousands of these sharks in the confederacy, and. there were other thousands of good citizens who emadned loyal to the union and were &d not to flght the old flag. g; -When tho.: conscript act >went into jhtffeet, and eubstltutes were no longer ./fiyjcepted, many men resorted to the - most ingenious artifices and deceptions . them from military duty. Methods of Eicape. ' . When a wealthy man desires to keep of the army Ithere .were many waya iopen to Win. ; If he had political in- be obtained a civil office, by» or- appointment. ; Sometimes pat,Joined the editorial staff of a news..^ and thus secured his exemption |3pap«ra. The owner of twenty elavea safe, -of ;course. He was exempt r the law..: But there were others had to ; work schemes.-'. It /was tht'ceome ot the medical eiam- oould belbribed into, giving <?er- Icates of uufltness for military duty, .examinees, (however, were fre- obanged, ,and a citizen .with a .ceitificate (had to. be re-examined. Men Who had neve^dpne any "work in their \fjUves started* little shoptfln which they Vntanufactured , email trifles. These t jsioneera of industry received exemp- |tioa papers, or were detailed to stay at '"-'and conduct their business. It the policy of the confederacy to home enterpriser/while tie lasted. The gamblers who |#j§warmed in every city seemed : ; to have difficulty in dodging the -conscript ,, They were generally stalwart men, abundantly supplied with ', and dressed in the latest style, finest goods'that came through blockade were purchased by the' men;.' Their garments were de" of - imported 'cloth. They -wore drank champagne, and in,ed some of -. their surplus paper in gold "coin, 1 which they con-, Jed in safe hiding places. • gamblers infested • every large •, and were hand in glove with some .officers. They always went ,ed, &nd were so thoroughly reck- that they d}d not seem to care for ;blng. They feared neither God, nor the devil. So the authorities alone, or winked at"..'-. their They werq extravagantly Hb|M~to P°° e soldiers and their families, 'naturally had a large: circle of inda.' .'./•'.-'. - •'. •' ••'.-';'. '-'•'." i ff Kor*a of Another Color. .; !;l^i»e recent drill of the North, Atlantic Attracted large numbers of srs from all parts of tho country, little steamer excursions were or- laed yunniog from fensaoola into • Gulf of Mexico* a hundred miles and for a. taste otfaU aea air. W,e coming in one afternoon, and a Orleans merchant waa explaining i gj-oup of interested listeners on the KB*? deck th6 y«r|ous points of inter- i they camei into view. -•;;•; on the .right," be'said, M |a , PJckens. Acrosa the harbor there >&& left is Fort 'Barrancas. They three miles apart. Purlng two of ttie civil war those two forts by opposing forces. Every just at sunrise the iw$ forta complimeBtary ealu;tes, »»d ttixy nl«ht at sunset good night was eii by screeching elielle, one f raw aide." >( '' - '•'"-: '•' '" tje F0uog girt who had been forts through & glass, fort try to capture the Poor Men "Were A poor man, as a rule, was helpless when the conscript officer nabbed him. He had to be very sharp or very lucky to escape. I heard of a man in those daya who lot a lot t)f bees up. one leg of his trousers. They stung him in a hundred places and his right leg swelled to twice its original size and presented a frightful appearance. He had to go to bed, and the medfcal examiner,, who was kept in ignorance of the facts, declared that it was a remarkable case, and gave the sufferer a certificate of disability. The cunning rascal succeeded in shirking, army duty, but he came near losing 'his life, and It was years before he fully recovered. A Georgian who was about to fall into the bands of the conscript officer went out to the woodpile and deliberately chopped off two or three flngera He tried to secure an exemption, but the facts leaked out and he was forced to serve. .. —_ - --:- Hundredsofmen auddonly discovered that they had some f chronic disease which made it impossible for them to go to the front, and 'many who had never -before complained of an ache or a pain hobbled about on crutches or canes, declaring that they wore victims of rheumatism or paralysis. Story on Grant. Gen. Horace Porter in the Jan'uary Century tells this anecdote of General Grant: "A drum corps in passing caught sight of the general and at once struck up a then popular negro camp- meeting air. Every one began to laugh, and Bawlins cried: 'Good for the drummers!' 'What's the fun?' inquired the general.. 'Why,' was the reply, 'they are playing ."AInt I Glad to Get Out of de Wilderness."' The general smiled at the ready wit of .the musicians, and eald: 'Well, with/me a musical Joke always requires explanation. I knov only two tunes. One is "Yen- ;kee Doodle,' and the other isn't.' The late George W. Childs In his autobiography tells the climax of this story in a somewhat different form. He heard it from Grant some years after he became celebrated, and -by that time the general was accustomed to say that the only tunes he knew were two. 'One Is "Hail to the Chief" and the'other isn't;'" General Potter's reminiscence showed that Grant probably originated this pleasantry at an early age and carried it through life, adapting; it to circumstances as (he moved from obscurity, to fame.—Springfield Republican. • Women ot the Confederacy. . '• Perhaps more .would have tried these tricks if it bad not been for the womea ~of ~tte"c6nfe;deracy, W h O had no use for. the stay-at-homes. 'I have frequently; seen ladles march out of a store as soon as they entered-it because they saw men behind the counter who were fit for. military service. Sometimes they expressed their opinion of the proprietor and clerks in tones loud enough to reach their ears., ,:;,.'.'.' , . . The girls and boys caught the war fever early, and the able-bodied man who walked the streets in the garb of a citizen could not avoid "overhearing manyjnsulting remarks. Tihe soldiers treated the shirkers with mingled pity and contempt,- and sometimes I have seen several rough troopers take the street and yield the sidewalk to two or three'elegantly dressed dudes. , "Make way for the ladies!" the uoldiers/would cry, as they raised their hats mockingly, and then a crowd of their comrades would give a delightful yell, and the ambarrassed civilians would walk off with blushing faces and downcast eyes, '..'••' ' . " Age »&d.Youth In Volunteer Berrloe. /There were .thousands at very old men and very young boys who volunteered in the armies of the confederacy. They seemed to spring up from the cradle and the gr^ye, ' - 'Hundreds of veterans >frho had been riddled with bullets in the Mexican war and in fights with the Indiana volunteered. ,'.- , Tiiese fighters had the genuine soill- 'tary Bpirit. They -were born soldiers, ,and were never happier than on the eve of battle or-when they were ordered to charge. They did /not appear to -be fensered 'with their peaceful neighbors•who desired "to remain at home. On the contrary, they pitied tftem pjad fre- fluently aided *hem, saying that they were not cut out for soldiers and would be of no use et the front. The Union aympathiaerB who would "not join the army "were'Shown little mercy. Wlbb. few exceptions they were imprisoned, put to work under guard, geat neyoisd tlie line? or a 'harder fate, In, war times Alt that is beat Is sure to pounds, valued at $12,000.000, and 103, 000,000 pounds of this total were eent to Great Britain. The othesf countries with which there waa considerable trade in American hams w«re> Canada, Cuba end Belgium. The exports of bacon to Europe last year amounted to 425,000,000 pounds, of the value of 138,000,000. More than three-quarters of the product was eent to the United Kingdom, and Among other countries Brazil took an important place, with imports from this country of 20,000.000 pounds, Germany following • with 8,000,000, Canada with 7,000,000, Cuba with 6,000,000, and Pranc^ with 4,000,000. Tha exportation: of lard is still another important Item of American commerce, amounting last year to 610,000,000 pounds, of the value of |34,000,000. In the consumption of this article of American export the supremacy of the United Kingdom is lees marked than in. ham and bacon, for, although 200,000,000 pounds, about 40 per cent ot tie total,'went to England, Germany w*s & consumer to the extent of 120,000,000, or nearly 26 per cent of the total. France followed with 32,000,000, Cuba with 26,000,000, and Braxil with 13,000,000 pounds. In this particular item of exports, as in other items, Cuba ao a market for American produce has lost Its importance since the outbreak of the Cuban frar, and fufnlBhes each month a steadily diminished, market The exportation of fresh beet amounted last year to 225,000,000 pounds, of the. value of $19,000,000, and substantially all of this, except an infinitesimal portion the West Indies, was taken by Great Britain. In ihe exportation of salted beef from the United' States to foreign countries one-half only was sent to the.'United Kingdom, the balance. being distributed among West Indian islands, Germany. Canada and South American countries, the amount exported to Cuba amounting to less than f 1,600.worth In a year. A very large market for American tallow, the exportation, of which Increased enormously -last year, was found in France, to which 8,000,000 pounds were sent Germany took 6,700,000 pounds, the Central American States, 3,000,000, the West Indian islands, exclusive of Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Hayti, 1,250,000, and Mexico, 1,800,000. The United tha head of the list in tallow as In other articles of product in the provision trade, took 18,000,000 pounds, or about 40 per vent of the total American exportation. More than two-thirds of the exports of American canned products of meats and provisions were taken by Great Britain— 40,006,000 pounds of ( the- 60,000,000 pounds exported.' ', Germany took 7,500,000 pounds, France 6,400,000 and Africa 3,500,000; 1,800,000 pounds were sent to Canada and 700,000 pounds to Asia and Oceanlca, being the article of American commerce whijfch, it would seem, is mos£ widely diffused among the countries of the earth. There is, practically, no exportation of American mutton and very little of fresh pork. The American exportation of'canned salmon amounted.last year to 32,000,009 pounds, and the American exportation of oysters amounts to about f600,000 ayear.;.". .•••.',..... ..•••' "'•.'.- '. Do pot nse hard water to wash, t«r. It Is more or less Impregnated with lime which Induces a deterioration of the butter fats, Do not as* *ate* frem a very shallow well, a« there !a Uabilty of surface water whicb. bears with it imparities said germa of fiecay, writes a correspondent of Michigan Fanner. The test given for salt should be employed occasionally, &a some of the brands now on the market contain gypsum or sulphate of lltne. Unless tha salt Is pulverised very fine, and perfectly distributed throughout the butter the effect of this adulteration Is sometimes apparent. Tears ago.when there was not a care taken in the manufacture of salt that there is now, minute whits spots were often found in butter. Modern Investigation and experiment pronounce these spots 'to be the result of the action of sulphate of lime on the butter tats. To prepare butter for packing, pure soft water, and pure salt are prime requisites. While awaiting the final working, set iao bowl in a place excluded from the light, or closely cover tho top. Light has a bleaching effeet on the color of the butter. Formerly wh«n butter waa made into rolls, and left long exposed to the light, the 'surface showed a lighter color than the inside. There is little call for roll butter now. The demand is for that which has been excluded as much as possible from the action of light and air, and stored where there Is little opportunity for the absorption of surrounding odors. To take advantage of this susceptibility to surroundings it has been suggested that the atmosphere of the dairy room be made redolent with the perfume of flowers. As a people we have not yet become so esthetic as to demand violet, heliotrope, or tuberose butter, but we can and must keep it Intact from stable or kitchen odors. To emphasize this, a recent experience is related. Last Saturday a friend asked me to. purchase for her a jar of butter at one of our town stores. I asked the pro- ZJme Water for Sedan In Sheep. ' , As we are all having more or lesa trouble with our oheep and lambs being off condition and generally scouring, In many cases going eo, for as to cause the loss of half the lamb crop in this county, and as my experience may be of , some benefit to some brother sheepman I thought I would send it to you, •writes D. Dement in American Sheep, Breeder, . After trying all the old remedies used before with success, and tnill the trouble : increasing and lambs dying, I finally thought of try- Ing lime water. . Knowing that to be a great agent for purifying the stomach at times when every other tried reme* dy had failed, I began using lime, air slocked (rock lime just as well or better). Put one quart of lime In trough and pump on say GO gallons water, then let settle and water sheep off the top; as the strength decreases fill up with new lime. The sheep, scouring, were feverish and drank heartily; therefore the remedy went where needed most. The effect was magical; all began improving at onua; the offensive smell dteuptpeared, and only lost one weak lamb after using lime. All are eating fine and appear to be gaining. I don't know what effect lima would have on intestinal worms, if any,, but I do know bow it worked with the scours. There has been , quite a !OM of lambs in this county, in some cases. 60 per cent dying. Grass too'waahy, bat days, wet nights, causing oolds, worms and general weakening of sheep. ,Hog Cholera in Iowa,— Th.e Iowa we&tlter bureau has issued a statement •bowing . ttot during tha current year 80 per cent of the hogs in the state have died of cholera. In the northeast district the loss is 11 per cent; north central, 40 per cent; northwest, 22 per cent; central, 62 per cent; south central, 80% per cent; *west central, 27 par «ent; southwest, 24 per cent; The total loss is estimated at 1,800,000 hogs' and the losa, direct and indirect, at $16,000,000. Tie. indirect loss includes the shipment of millions of young hogs, which the owners faared to keep, lest they should be attacked by the disease. It to the worst cholera scourge th<* et»t» lias over not but «tu- ol prletor if he had any nice butter. "Yes," he sold. "Some has just been brought in." He brought forward a. half-gallon jar. It appeared to be nicely packed and was of an even yellow color. I was in haste, and with only the eye teat, bought the butted. On tasting it later it was found to t>e so Impregnated with smoke as to be utterly unfit to eat, and today I must return it When will woman cease to place such villainous compounds upon the market, and get the same price as is paid for nice butter? Surely, there is a screw. loose somewhere. As has previously been stated, butter should pass directly from .the producer to the consumer. It Is at its best within a week after It leaves the churn. It may be kept sweet and good for months but the delicate aroma, the nutty flavo: is hot long retained. Direct dowuwan pre&sure does not injure the grain or texture of butter, but drawing the ladle across the surface does. Pressing gives a fine, grain and dry texture; a repeatet drawing of the ladle across it breaks the grain and makes the butter waxy The following method of keeping packed butter is given,as the result of a series of experiments, and is believed to be the best practicable on the farm: Get the butter in good condition as soon as possible after churning, and pack solidly in half-gallon jars. When the jars are purchased, have number as well as weight marked upon >aoh so that a record-of^ the-numbet.oLpounds each package contains can be readily kept. Pack the jars even full, tie over each a thick; cloth and,' put them in large jars, such as are sold for pickling meat Keep them covered at least two inches in depth with brine. The first cost of these jars in considerable, but ihey are easily kept sweet and with good care, will laat almost a life time. To cleanse them use a hot lime bath or oae o* strong soda water. Make '.he brine as strong as possible, using all the salt the water will hold in solution. To each gallon add a heaping teaspoonful of pulverized saltpetre, and a teacupful of granulated sugar. Scald; skim thoroughly,, and when perfectly cold, strain through a thick wet cloth' into the crock. Several different formulas for brine have from time to time been tried, and the one given is now used with perfect satisfaction. Tie a thick cloth over the crock, and over this place a cover of wood to -.j£lud« the light. Do cot set the crock on the cellar bottom whether it be of earth or cement, but upon a raised platform with slats underneatU the^ crock to give a free circulation of air. The outside of the Jars ehquid often be rubbed vigorously with a dry cloth to remove every vestige of mold, which is t BO likely to form in the damp atmosphere of a cellar. Be especially careful to keep the bottom of the ; Jar clean and tree from mold germs, There is usually a time In August and September before the early fail rains start the pastures that there is a brisk local de- inand. Butter packed in the manner recommended meeta with a ready sala and commands a better price than earlier iu the season. > O. We&t gwtfivg Mftra!» ft. t S. D3 Sanday Moatey Tnestey Friday Saturday 24 30 85 24 1J i». 24 S5 23- 2S J.ft pat. s* 22 21 20 ;*) w 2T 41 32 3 M ^Tf 12 J2 STEHLOTO MABKET. , Oora,Ko.a. £1 LlV» i°. B. ...„..„ ..„*..„...... 13@13H Oat«,No.2, Whlt« ........ . ....... MM ......... ..... 31 ...^ ........ )., ....... „.. Q 3 S5 .. --- -.2 OQ?M 09 .... raoDT70»-Butt«r, ..**.*** , f <$<». tOQ. ..... ........ ..^.t 00(M M Just Received, A car of that XXXX Pillsbury Best Flour. Also a fine l6t ol Smoked and Dried Fish, Smoked Herring, Spiced Herring, Bloaters, Smoked WMtefisli, and the best line of Groceries in the city. Prices always the Lowest, with 5 per cent discount on $10 orders. Duplicate any order given in the City of Sterling. . H. fiaulrapp, West Third Street. lnTiUtlong.Aunonnoemenu Calling Oft rd^Buslne«*Oarri» handsomely engnved to or .^. - *.• *"•. Bftmpiei can be seen » Uili oOoe, or addreM • TKK BTBBLENG BTAJNDARD. , , " At •you eat* busy the for $7.00 per ton CASH* Please Remember that my Stock of Lumber, Sasis, Doors and Building Mi"» terial is complete. 5ee me before you buy. Prices right Plenty of Good Dry Oak Stove Wood on hand. Telephone No. 19. WALL PAPER JExamine Our jElegant Designs And • Prices. HALLETT, THE DBUGOISr. B P*™ DMktly • titOy DoaSiL to itylM andat pr^Sfo STEBLIMG STANDARD IINDE17 ' •' ' " Effect of Creamoriea.— In many parts of the west the Introduction of the creamery has been the means of enabling farmers to get something beside a w.lf for their pay for keeping a cow during the year, and has shown how a farm may be kept etoetoc-d with, profit. Added results come as the cows are Improved, and we are yet too far |roja the average, — Blx. Bad milk will make bad butter, no now it U tba dairy i&tw By our competitors their aim is to drive the Depart* ment Stores out of existence, but we will fight a good fight. Therefore we have Violently Murdered Prices. Our Loss is your Gain. Clothing Sale. We are going to clpse out our Clothing to make room for another line of goods. , Man's Suit we bava in the Store for.......... ..... ..... $8,75 Hats and Caps, Calico. Dry Goods, 3c Muslin.......... A Nice Assortment of Ladies' Belts., •..-,., ..'.,..-. •.; . Fancy Unlnga, All Colors; Just . the thing. Dress Goods. At prices to eult the times and such .____ ________ Come and see them. Basement Bargains. orab Brushes. • > Wringers and Waah Machmea Tin Ware. Glass Ware. Gallons Gasoline for 45 canta. Why pay CO cents when you caa buy the • same tor 45 cents, / J Shoe Sale. 200 Pair of Ladies' Fine Shoes. M you* size is among them you /£Q r can buy them a pair for w"C Come and. see them before, they are gone, Men's Shoes 79 cents up. Just received a pew liae of * Latest Style Shoes, Groceries. Freah Eggs, per Dozen,.... Buckwheat, per pound,.... 3 Peund.Caa Suj$ 8 Pound Can Peaches , We are "overstocked with and we will sell 1 Poaad of our. Fancy Uncolored 50o Jep Tea for.,... t ,.. Apd 3 Cakes of Santa Olaua Soap with the Tea aVl cent par Cake,or...,...,.,.,.. ........ TJBA

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