THE EVENING GAZETTE: MONDAY, JANUARY SO Evening Gazette. ffr . .JO r.tm. I Per BD BY CAItRIBR. MONDAY, .TAN. .10. 1BW. IF WE seem to write 'often about .State politicians it is because we feel it to be our duty to warn oar people against this pack of cormorants who pot in an appearance every four years, and with cunning mouttis prate of tlie duties of citizenship and their own ineffable work for party. These fellows are confined to no single political party; the Republican, Democrat and Prohibition parties contain them alike, and they are all lookin* out for tig I, with lond talk about fair play aud honesty, the whole burden of life with them is to prevent anything like a fair expression They assume to rule the roos.t and among themselves sneer at thelgullibillty of the dear people. So long as talent was found among these State ringsters one could forgive in some measure, their tricks; but now that death has taken away some and dis- NATIONS AS TALKERS. LEADING CONVERSATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS OF DIFFERENT PEOPLE. Ttie KnpJUh r«taMOt'« Gift for Empty M'dltrtlnn— Irt»li and Scotch—The Chattering Nation* of Eurojw—Biling- ual Itftcf* — Th« J«w —Teutonic F«opl*a. The S?"t, even if he will not. converse, will nsuMly ar^ne, and the Londoner will tell anec'totes; hut. the English [x'niant I», la a rnl», n iirrK!>u with a gift for empty medit-iHmi. The Irinh peasant, on the Other h.mifl. tnlk.s rciwllly and pk'asnntly, In short spiilcncp." usmilly full of expression; BO <lo.'» the Italian, who knows less than the Knglishman; and so doos the Bengalee, who knows hardly more than, the animals around him. The latter, indeed, talks frequently and with animation, though almost always on a Bingla subject—money. It ha« bwn wild hy one who wrote after years -"of observation, that if two Bengalees talk for five m unites the word pnisa (pence) will always be heard; but talk they do, with remark, answer, rejoinder and reports. What Is tha cause of that difference? Professor Mahaffy suggests an answer which peems to us to savor of artificial profundity, and therefore to be very un- — AVe are in receipt of a Lanark (;a- zftte extras of this mornjng. Riving an areount of a fire there yesterday afternoon. It lasted five hours, but was li- nally subdued by tho hard work of Lanark nretnon ably assisted by Free port firemen. The Gazette says that the loss will amount to nearly lifty thousand dollars. The lire originated in .^eyforth & Waters store about noon. Kreeport firemen got to Lanark about •2-.y>. t^?yforth & Waters, C. .T. \Vell3, Lanark All'g. Co., Harry Lowman. the Odd Fellows, Mert Widmer. U. M. Myers, as well as the Lanark News oilice, BufTered total or partial Ings of property. Several oi these, assisted by citizens, saved portions of their stock. The enterprise of the Gazette in getting up special is commendable. It concludes its account with the statement that it is the severest loss that Lanark has ever sustained. The insurance is about S3I.OTW). HOOK of nnrbiT-n I'rlrtrblf . Tii Jvn'lf-nry to ironr gviat has caused otUers to withdraw," ^liko Profersin—Mahaffy^-who usually says we are presented with the sad and plti- *•'" '""' " *"* " " '" " ""' * able spectacle of a lot of men who cannot make a living in any other calling in life, devoting themselves to controlling the politics of great Illinois and giving out nominations with the same show of authority that marks the schoolteacher in assigning pupils to classes. It is nauseating. Instead of suffering the people to speak -in the various counties of the State, they, long in advance of action on their part, arrange the whole business, and if trickery and knavery be needful to perfect the job, they employ them promptly. What is strange is that so many newspapers will fall into the trap and suffer their columns to be used to the futherance of these ends. The voice i of- the people ought to rule; the time will come when it will, and the way to hasten this day is for the press to come out plainly and denounce the measures adopted by these State ringsters. Why, it has got so that It is utterly impossible for a man to get any State office unless he is in the riug, and a man who had any aspiration for State office would seal his doom forever by writing in dennnciation of them as we are now doing. V¥ i>,hln the past week ,we have read of a certain State oilicer going to _a certain county and "Uxing up^hings" in the interests of a candtdate~ror~an~-~ other State office, yet he could not have seen a half dozen men in order to de the "fixing up." What a travesty upon popular government that this one man should be able to do that— boss and lead an entire county. It is no secret, but a fact admitted and freely discussed at State conventions that so-and-so stands no chance, because he is not within the charmed circle; and this circle takes in probably not thirty men of either party. The people should not tolerate this: they should meet in convention and declare their preferences and send delegates to the several state conventions who will vote for the .candidates of their choice. We have always and we shall always favor the people; we believe in their turning out at caucuses just as at elections and there make their choice. To leave the choice of candidates to a mere handful of men in a State like this. Is to encourage this evil of corrupt bossism. Here these State politicians are beginning already their efforts to excite the people and draw them away from their business, in order to further their ends. Living themselves entirely upon-politics, they demand that the people shall „_ give six or eight months every four years to agitation, and their motive Is. not party and country good, but their own seluah advancement. The country can got along without these fellowi, and if they were out of the way, a week or two's canvass would be all that would be required and all that would be engaged in. It order to'-attain prominence and win office and dictatorship, they must show zeal and zeal cannot be shown except by a long campaign, which racks and tears the people, fllla them with bitterness, causes them to neglect business, and it all finally ends in each man voting as he proposed doing six months before. But if it were not for torch-light processions, club organizations, public - meetings and other devices for spending money these ringsters could not llnd pretext for raising money for campaign purposes; and if there were not money raised for campaign expenses, how iu the world could they "feather their nests" with the golden tleece V It ia the duty of every citizen to vote and to take interest in politics; it is not his , duty to lose time from "business and neglect his other duties in order to run around with torch-light or transparen cy, or attend club meetings week after week and all thai sort of thing as die tated by the State ringsters'. Put down these professional politicians, and we shall have better nominees, bettor officials, quieter and less bitter campaigns. his true thought, even if it Is a little out of pl.ice: "I fincy the causes of these social differences- are rather recent than primeval; they do not, depend directly upon clirrmte or atmosphere, and If I may quote the opinion of n-wise friend on this large question, I should say that one chief cause Of the talking or social ability of Rome peasantries over others, is the fact that their proximate ancestors were s bilingnal people. Thus the (treat major-" Ity of west Irish and north Scotch peasants are descended from grandfathers whose talk oscillated between Celtic and English, nnd who were, therefore, con-' stantly educated In intelligence by the problem of translating ideas from one Iflngnage into another, not to mention the distinct inheritance of the special Ideas peculiar to each and every language. This la an edncatlon In expression, in thinking, and therefore in conversation, wholly foreign to the English midland boor, who hns never heard more than 200 or 300 words of a very rndn provincial dialect of English, and therefore commands neither the words nor the ideas of the outlying provinces." A theory of that kind should explain the facts, and this does not explalm them. If it were tnie, the women would be as silent as the men, having even less of culture, hut they are not. On the contrary, the wives of those silent rural folk can often cliat agreeably, and give and tnko in conversation. They do not only narrate; they discuss and are onpable even of rongh badinage, which helps th« argument directly on. Moreover, the chattering peoples—the Neapolitans, for instance— are not bilingual; and the best talkers in the world, the Ixirn Parisians, spring of nhCTsTorH'wlio knew no lifugHSgETvnlrttelr~ own. The border peoples, too, are not exceptionally talkative, as we see in Wales; and the Swiss peasantry, for all their' linguistic acquirement*, are exceptionally taciturn. Nobody would say that an Alsatian, accustomed from childhood to two languages, and those among the richest In the world, was more con- versable than a Lyonnais, who hardly knows of the existence of two, while a Parisian seems nimble in talk by the side of a Bruxellois, who is never for an instant out of tlie hearing of two tongues. The man who in bilingual, either in fact or by tradition, haa no donbt a larger command of words; but IB the command of words the key to the secret? i If no, why do the women, as we said before, talk better than the men, and why are not all the cultivated equally capable of conversation? How often can a professor's comparatively Ignorant wife talk well, while the learned husband is Incapable of conversation! And, finally, if the difference is a question of knowledge of any sort, why does wine no often, and up to a point,' brighten talk and talkers? It cannot add thoughts, or increase a limited repertoire' of words. At most, alcohol, in any form, can but Impart courage, and perhaps a little speed to the movements of the brain. We should say that the power of.talk, in the senio of conversing, came first of all from the wish to talk, the de- ilre to manifest one's self to others, and that this was In the first instance exactly what the professor says It IB not—a race peculiarity. "Nothing rnns more completely In families than the habit of conversing much, and a race is nothing but a. big family. Did Mr. Mahaffy, iu his whole life, ever meet a Jew who could not talk, or who did not wish to talk, or who, if circumstances favored him, did not talk a little too readily? Persians and Arabs, who know nothing, chat twice as readily as Scotch farmers, who know much; and the populace of Naples, men as ignorant as the fishes of their bay, talk, and talk well all day. The Greeks have been chatterboxes for 8,000 years, and have lived for 800 of them side by Bide with Turks, who in the lower classes scarcely converse at all. It is not even true, so far as our observation goes, that, outside the Teutonic race, class niakes any perceptible difference, an Italian or Greek or French workman talking quite as readily as his superiors, and enjoying talk quite M much. W.e fear that the truth is one which Professor Mahaffy's courtesy Induces him only to hint,.viz., that the Teuton of all three branches—German, Englishman and American—though he IB filling the world, and may possibly master It, is a slow wltted being, who does not by nature enjoy talk, but rather feels it a worry to be called on to understand words and make a response to them so quickly. He does not take In readily, and therefore has little pleasure In hearing talk; nnd he cannot give out quickly, and therefore Buffers In uttering it As to the cause of such a peculiarity of race It is tiresome, or at all events useless, eveu to speculate. —Spectator. . George Packer is quite sick. Revival meetings will be continued in th-j Sturtz school house this week. — •» -The K»ystone-made-shlpment- today of two carloads of shelters to Buenos Ayres, South America. -H There will be a leap-year party In Rock Falls next Wednesday night and many manly hearts are pulsating fast in anticipation of the enjoyment of taking the part of timid, retired, modest, bashful young ladies. n-Mr. Hines is expected here with his machinery next Wednesday. lie has three carloads of it, and as soon as It is here he will begin immediately to set It in place and uegiu the .work of boring. Storr Thit niTl trhi"h h.-t-; jilr^nh' H<"-troypfl the- story of Willinm T--H nn<l the nnpl", and has ml- pnri7'""i P r > many t'mrhins; nnd pnth^tio tf.-ond 1 * of our childhood's dr.ys, is dis- pi-«-M to lay vIMeiil hands on Whittier'S heroine, Jlnrlnnv Frietchie, nnd to question not nn!y thr- reality of the incident upon which the poem Is founded, hut the very «xist"iire of such a prr«on as Barbara Fri»lrllin. Profit inn that a poet Is not bound by, the enmr ruins of veracity which circumscribe .t historian, and that it would have been entirely iouitinmte for "U'hlttler to have invented bnth his incident nnd his heroine, had he seen fit, it must be conceded that the weight of evidence is still in favor of the story as the poet told it. T.nst Jnne The Chronicle contained a letter In reference to the matter, and a portrait of the genuine Barbara Frietchie. bnt the author of that letter was skeptical on the subject of the flag incident, for the reason that the old woman lived two or three blocks away from the main street of Frederick, nnd out of the direct line of march of Jackson's army. Our correspondent at that time gave some Incidents in the life of Barbara Frietchie, which showed that the waring of an American flag In the faces of Stonewall Jackson and his troops might well have been expected from her, and that the only apparent difficulty was her not residing on the main street of Frederick. But now comes Judge Jordan of Indlan- Dr. U. M. Wheeler's olnce, over I. Wolf's store. Chronic diseases and diseases of woman my specialty, tf. Will (iobblo th« TfilephnnM. Too. LONDON, Jan. SO.— The Right Hon. H. 0. Raiken, postmaster general, replying to a deputation that call ml on him Saturday, said that the tolophone system of Great Britain would shortly be absorbed nndor government control on the same footing as the telegraph CURIOSITIES OF CHESS. th« did live on the main street in Frederick, the street through which Gen. Jackson must have passed with his army; and further, that he had been told that a rebel soldier who now lives in Maryland had said that the incident made memorable by the poem did occur, and that he was » witness to it. If It were' worth while, there conld doubtless l>e found many of Jackson's men who were on the march through Frederick, and who conld "verify Whittier's acconnt in the main. Snch an Incident would not be easily or quickly forgotten, and is certainly susceptible of verification, even at this late day. — San Francisco Chronicle. ACADEMY OF MUSIC ONK NIGHT OXLY, THIJRSDAT, FKBRTTARY ad. YANK NKWKLL'S OUIOINAL Muldoon's Picnicl A Comedy that has made all America I>angti. ICE GOLD!! AT THIS KEVT OF THE YEAR IS OJf (DRAUGHT <BY JL IL NEW SONGS, NEW MUSIC, NEW DANCES. Be« the LaugblDt Donkey, " JERRY." IT IS JUST SPLENDID!! Is the verdict of all who drink it. T*lay A Park place dealer in head coverings tfliplayg in his window "The evolution of •that." It Is a unique exhibition. First there la a grave and sleepy white rabbit In »cage. Next to his apartment, as a reminder of hla possible fate, in a mass of rabbit fur from the bodies of some of lua departed fellows. Exhibit 8 In the collec- iou ia & long; conical affair about the color of a hornet'a nest, and scarcely at gym- metrical iu form. It IB labeled: "Form- tog the f dr Into gb.»pe." The fourth stage In the evolution It Illustrated by an exhibit entitled, "Shrinking the body." The larg« gray cone hw be«n contracted to halt It* itxe, bat look* as ungainly and u little like a hat ai ever. Exhibit 5; h«JW8v«r, took* very like a h»tv The gray m*u haa boon dyed black aud Hiffcned. •ad but for Its frayed edges it would make a very decent hendgwur. The »Uth •ample show* tb* finUhed hat, u hand- ocoi* a derby a« »ver graced a craulum. Its edjjfus are bound, leg Interior uphol- •tercd with white tilk., and ia tuch a por- f«ct bat M would to*k« th* «l#«l>? rabbit, saw led gxbibit I, almost willing to dl« topTodvu:« sosi » triumph vf «tt— Nrw Jfwrjs KvB3!,'»4f Situ. Scli-nco of War — Gutno Tbmt .tmtcd n Lifetime. Who rcnlly invented the game of chess history dupH not definitely prove, bnt It Is known that a Chinese mandarin, 1,900 years tigo, was able to soothe his troops when they were clamorous for home by proposing" lliTs~giuuirroFtlie!r"telfinrfr honrs in wlnti-r quarters. These games differ In the various conn- trleft of the world. Thus, in the Hindoo game, four distinct armies are employed, each with their king, and ench corps counts among its fighting men an elephant and a knight who slny but cannot bo slnin. The Chinese game of cheas. which boasts of the title of Chqko-Choo-Kotig-Kl (the play of the nclence of war), has a river running through tho center of the board which their elephants (equivalent to our bishops) may never cross, and there Is a fort Which their kings cannot puss. The Orient was undoubtedly the birthplace of this historic game, and as far back o-s 1070 It. flourished in Europe. There in record o'f Pope Alexander II reproving a bishop for playing tho game and of bis being compelled, us a punishment for inrtvilKiiiB._ln such an nmuse- meut, to repeat the psalter thrice and wush the feet of twelve poor people for bin sins. At tho^Ime of tho Conquest the game was turned to a very practical account, for when a young nobleman wished to pay court to tho lady of his love, the fond parent commonly made trial of his temper by engaging him over a chess board. As a test of temper and patience it has peculiar merits, though there have been some notable instances in which these good qualities have failed. Is It not recorded for our warning how. "John, son of King Henry, and Fulco fell at variance at chestes, and John brake Fulco's bed with the chest borde; and then Fnlco gave him such a blow that had almost killed,him;' and In another chronicle how •William the Conqueror In his younger yeares playing at chesse with the Prince of France, losing a mate, knocked the chesseboard about his pate, which was a cause afterward of much enmity between them." Nor nre examples lacking of the abuse of patience. The same authority who has written of the flery Fulco gives ns the following acconnt: "There Is a story of two persbnj) of distinction — the one lived nt Madrid, the pther at Rome — who played a game of chess at that distance. They began when young, aiid though they both lived to a very old age, yot the game was not finished. One of them dying, appointed his executor to go on with the game. Their method was: Each don kept a chessboard, with the pieces ranged in exact order, in their respective closets at Madrid and Rome, and having agreed who should move first, the don informs his playfellow by letter that he bos moved his pawn two moves; the courier speedily returns, and advises his antagonist that, the minute after he had the honor to receive this, he likewise moved his king's ,ipawn two paces; and so they went on.' 1 It would doubtless have turned the brain of either of these two worthy dons if they conld have been present on any ot these occasions' in recent times when a game has been begun nnd finished by telegraph between places tar apart in the course of . a few hours. — Chambers' Journal. Hermtltary Tratlenman In Japan. The toys seen in nearly all tho places of Bkilled labor suggests what Is the fact, tlmt apprentices begin to learn their trades usually much earlier than in our country, BO tlmt when majority is 'attained the mastery of the crafts Is thorough. Another striking feature til the Japanese system is that of heredity. Skill mns in family lines. Not a few of tho famous artisorts of the present decade aro descendants in the ninth, tenth and even twentieth generation of the founder of the eBtablishment. I once employed a carpenter in Kukui, who was proud of his ancestry of wood workers through twenty- seven generations; and the temple records show such boasting to be true, though often adoption interrupt* the actual blood line. At a papermaker's' establishment in Awotabi, in Echizen, I dined with the proprietor, whose fathers first established the industry a millennium ago, the national history showing also that the Co- "jcfoTff ths-Ninth century of <mr ern, tlie place.—Scribner'H Mugii/.lne. PKICE8 .IS itad GO. No extra charge for reserved lent*. TICKKTI AT rULXKK'8. ACADEMY OF MUSIC. A Great Coffipany of Artiste -THE— HIGH OLD TIME COMEDY COJM Monday & Tuesday Nights, January 30 & SI. MONDAY NIGHT OLD PALS, Or, lilts of a OPPOSITE CALT HOUSE. S, Mdvn (6 Son's a COLUMN. We're below tlie market on beans. so far has been OS, TUESDAY NIGHT: The Funniest Farce Comedy in Years, OLD TIE. - • A friend tolls me a good story of John L. Sullivan. Some yean ago, when the redoubtable Boston boy was making a tour of the country and marking hifl progress with victims of bis mnssive muscles, my friend happened to travel some distance on the name train with him. When they stopped for supper Sullivan became an object of Interest to the swarm of people at the station, and alter supper, when he went out on the platform and sat down to rend n sporting paper which he had bought, a,mob gathered in a semicircle at a modest distance around him and stared at him In mute and admiring wonder.: The big man was In good humor and smiled as he looked at the pictures In his paper. An old farmer finally broke through the line and approached him and said: "Mr. Sullivan, will you do me a favor?" "Why not, daddy?" replied the champion, amiably. "What la 11?" "Let me," nald the ancient agriculturist, "feel thnt there flet of yours." Sulllvnn, with one ot hlx su|H'rb, power* ful gestures, put out his arm, with a clinolietl ft»t at the end of li that would hare tilled a hat box. The old farmer felt It all over. The arm held flrm. like a bar of iruu, unit Ita owner grinned, while the crowd began to snicker. "Ab," said th» farmer at butt. "If you wu to hit » man with that, Mr. SulUvan, I ffue»s It would hurt him." ~Thal'» what th»y say I do, daddy," n*pcode4 tb« gUjit, resuming UU peruaal ot Mi paper —Trtunbto Iti N«w York INnm. An American, writing home recently from England, says: "I happened- to be present at the funeral of a soldier, who. for bravery In the Zulu war, had received the Victoria cross. The badge was. fastened to his breast as he lay in the cofflu. His mother, bidding him farewell, touched the precious bronze token and said: 'It lessens my grief at losing him that he should take that into his gravel' "It was the symbol to her not only of his heroic life, but of the gratitude of.hls country. I wondered, as I heard her, if we Americans make as much use as we might of tho influence of symbols in training our uneducated classes." A singular instance of the effect of this kind of symbolism was once shown in the famous reformatory school at Lnsk. One of tho teachers had Induced about twenty of the boys to give np profane and Indecent language, and to do extra work, for which they were paid. Bnt they were indifferent and half hearted In the effort. "Form them Into a society and give them a badge," suggested the superintendent. The hint was carried out In a month the lx>ya w*r« eager and enthusiastic in their work, and aa proud of their prison society ao Were the old soldiers of Napoleon of ihe legion of Honor. The man who U lucceaaful In leading human nature to it* highest endeavor Djant work npon th« inuoceut w*&kneM*s a* wall M ntxiu the «urn lore of duty, Ima#lii*iiv« ratn aud women Ilk* to sym- bolise their work, or *aeriflc« fur the world in ocm* unKoarta or bs4g*.—Yootb'* Gasa- • Why a Pump Operate*. No pump draws water; a pump can no more lift water than it can lift Itself; It lifta nothing at any time. The plunger or bucket of a pump displaces the air which Is in the barrel of the pump, and edmnsts that which IK In the feed or water plpe," called by custom the suction pipe—probably because It. doesn't suck anything. After the air in displaced from tho pipes the pressure of the atmosphere pushes the water to 1111 the vacuum,. The pump has DO other ortlce to perform than to get the air out of (he pipes. Further: the size of 'the "suction" pipe has nothing to do with the action of a pump; It does not make the pump work one bit easier whether it is la red or Hrnnll. The sl/e of the alleged suction pipe has an influence on the efficacy of the pump only, and so far as ''cosy" working of the pump is concerned it would act just as well if the pipe was one inch in diameter as if it was font inches. A great many persons think that unless ft feed pump is packed very tight indeed It will not "draw" anything, having a notion that, in some way, the bucket or plunger has a pull on tho water. We have explained the falsity of this in previous times, so we need not repeat It, but if a pmnp barrel is in good order and,the bucket works true la it, very little packing, will make ft air tight. The foregoing remarks refer to lifting pumps, so called, but in force pumps they do not altogether apply.—Milling Engineer. Arrangements have been perfected and the same go into effect February 1, next, by which Mr. Jacob M. Martin will have the sole and exclusive man- sgement of the business of the house now known as P. A. Sheetz, 118 and 120 Locust street, Academy of. Music block. Tho new firm name is Martin & Co. Mr. Martin has been in the dry goods trade here at Sterling for many years, and the new arrangemest enables him to carry out plans and push his business as he has hitherto been unable to do. lie is widely known and baa many warm friends who will be greatly pleased to read this announcement. It will be remembered that Mr. Sheets was sue lessor to Martin & Klntzleand that Mr. Martin was retained in the employ of the new firm; now that he becomes sole and exclmtfve manager he will push the business vigorously and by application and energy seek to secure his share of the dry goods trade of this community. Mr. Sheets retains a one-half interest In the business, but will reside at'Freeport. Mr. Martin will be glad to see his friends generally, and will endeavor by fair dealing to make it to their interest and that of the public generally to deal with the new firm, which will keep always in stock a full bnd complete assortment of new goods, at reasonable prices. Chicago narbet*. The following are the closing quota tions of grain, cattle and hogs on the Chicago market, reported especially for the GAZETTE by W. 8. McCrea<Sb Co. Wheat—8l%cMay;76;io;cash;steady. Corn—B2%c May; 47%c cash; steady. . Oats—32%c May; 29c cash; steady. Pork-814.35. Hogs—moderately active; 10 to 16 lower. Cattle—dull; easier. Notion. Drainage AsfieaB- m e nt. TO ALL OWNERS OF LANDS 1 In Unlou Drainage District No One, of the Towns of Hphnaman aod Montmorency. In the County of Whlt#alde, and State of Illinois: Notice la hereby given that on the ELKVBNTH DAY OK FEBRUARY. 1888; at the hour of ten (10) o'clock , a. m , of that day, at the office of Mutt la ColtimaiCKaiiiilre, Juatlca of the }'tM-e Iu l)eer Orove, In tha town of Hah- num.Mi, tb(jdralua((*roiniiilMloncrs of said til*, trlct will msel for th« purpose of hearing ajiy and all ubj ctloua to their special aateaamtmE (amotinttu* to I He turn ot thliuMH buadrwl dollars) Ulflv tinted upon all the laudi m >ald dlit trtct, and for the correrttou ot l!i» tame, when aiid when* all person* uilerosl&d may appv&r ai*d nrve «.<ti}Mlfo4u if thoy *« St. TtDKVtNK. I <, \ JOHN HtTNlTEK. V Ei> MiA'BAO ,9 JOtli iuy ADMISSION. 25, 35 & 50. Ke*erved Meata now on Hale at Kml- ler'a Book Store. IMPROVED FARMS JACOB EISELE, Has already received hid Fall Stock I Cassimeres —AH» Woolens! Colder weather ccoiong; hut we haye our fruit in. • Another lot of lose"fine Florida"Russett Oranges, sweet aid nice, 25 cents per dozen. -IN- Ilia., IOWA A KANSAS FOR SALE OR TRADE. TOWN PROPERTY For sale, or trade tor stock. TWO 0000 HOUMKN In Rock Falls, (or sale. Call and nee what the bargains are. EDWARD C. (JNDERW JOD. Try our (Biiters's (Preserves in 5 pound pails at lower nrice than elsewhere in the city. ••'- . — Choicest new (P ersian 10 cents per pound. Ladles Pebble Goat Button, ml OO M en* Lace, Button and Congress, ft XB Children* Kid and Goat Button. OO Blisses Kid and Goat Button. 1 JW WINTER OOODB AT COST. D. W HOPKINSON. Schiffwiacher, Have on hand a "big stock of Live Cedar (Posts, the. "best • \. J£ichigan Soft (Pine Lumber, all kinds of (Building Jdaterial, Sash, Qoors and (Blinds, Ooal, Lime, Dement, Hair, etc., 6$c. i Everything at Lowest. Jtfar- ket (Prices, A big advantage in dealing with us is that you can get your loads without going over the railroads. Nicest lilBd of »<ia*re ud ri»t riot. rtM, tor K»r4sB fence*, lut reeotved Come and trade with ns and we will save you money. If yon want a fine tomato we have them at wholesale price. Our Java, and Mocha and Java Coffees, are the finest put up, anc richer than any put np in one anc two pound packages. Try our Maple Syrup and Sugar. Our 50c Jap. Tea is a " hummer.' It is a bargain by 15c per pound. If you want the best mixed Coffee tor the money, buy onr Parada, 35c a pound. It ig rich in flavor anc strength. bat) revolutionized tbe world dur- !«8"'« iMt half rentur, Not lesut ainooff the woodera of InTeo- tlve progrtsa 1ft ft metbou aud system or work tlmt can be performed all over tho country without sepurminK lh« workers (rum their Dome*. I'uy liberal; any oo« <HU» do the work: elth«r MX. vouug or old; IK> ipeeial ability required. Cap- It&l not needed, you are itarted (roo, Cut tm» out aud reluTQ U> ua aud we will Hood you Imn aorntitbtuii ot great vftlua and tmpertft£?e to TOU that will itare you In budlnean, which will bring you Iu won tuotwy right »w»y, Utui gM ID U«) world, (iriud ouull trws. True A Oo , AoguMA, ItaiM. <f BARD TIMES PRICES, AH TIMES AKB HARD ANI> MONEY CLOSE, I will sell to clost out at Brit cost tb< following Full and Winter Goods. Ladies' and Gents' Undar- wear, Faoinatortv To- boo-gasu, Sonrfat Wool Skirts, (Bed and Horso (Blankets, MEN'S m BOY'S FELT BOOTS, Gaps, Jdittens, Gloves, I never Ilka to detl with elthar the Sheriff or .Aiueuor, so please call toon. A full line ot Staple and Fancy Groceries, At Lowest Living Prices. L. L. JOHNSON, Biaai<=»x% qpo AHEENS & EUBBAHD. 108 A 110 Third Street, Hterllng, X1L HEADQUARTERS FOR And a flaer lot of goods never brougnt to tola city. wan ie don't ask-yon to call, for he knows yon will do it without war CHICAGO EEAL ESTATE. Being connected with an old exneri- rleneed KKA1L. KHTATK flrm In Chicago, I have at all tinea choice City and auburban property for tiale. Lota, alao acres, for ana-dividing Into lota. Chicago I» growing rapidly ; real estate la lurreanlng In valne,; an Investment there Is sn^e to pay big Interest. I can cite many Instances where property, both lota and acres, have more than doubled In value In the past six months. Jnst now 1 have two extra good bargains to offer. Also, some homes In Sterling, and two good farms near Bterllnjt. JT. V. KJtMITT, Hterltug. III. Try one and you'll smoke no other. Bold only by REA FBASEH, who atao keepa "cbolca brands of Tobacco, cigars, pipes, and flue con fectionory at lowest prices. PUMPS. jyiOPI/E In need of Pumps will please bear In mind that we manufacture the Skeleton Iron Pumps both Lift and Force* Pumps, adapted for band use or for attaching to Wind Hills and for deep or shallow wells, and we sell them at very reasonable "prices, and warrant them to be all right in every respect. Bay Tour Pomp* at Home *nd from First Bkudo. Call at the NOVELTY WORKS and see these pumps and get our prices before you make a purchase, as we will save you money. Novelty Iron Works, STKHLlKtt, The Finest CONFECTIONERY Made and (lie Choicest FEOFFS Grown, «M»tajatly OB baud at JWO. P. LAWEIB'S. *bo i»ad tbli »°0 then act; they will find borornl.1* employmenl that will not tni i> m (rorn their homes and ((unllin. Tim )>tiu«.n Urge »nd sure for ewy Industrie ^ p> r-on many have made aud are now makl u ICY. r»l hundred dolsars a moiitb. It Is easy Ii-rauv ni '.i to rnsic ISftinl uuwariU p*rd»>. wliu u nlUiiic to work. Either wi, yotiuf or old; capital i ,,t mwdmi; we sum rou. Mterjtiling a*w. No special ability requ'rtxl; you. lY&der, oarido Uu well u uiy oiu. Write w a» at OUM (or nul: ia»Tl tr*«. ' ' 1«M*.
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