Sterling Standard from Sterling, Illinois on March 11, 1897 · Page 16
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

Sterling Standard from Sterling, Illinois · Page 16

Sterling, Illinois
Issue Date:
Thursday, March 11, 1897
Page 16
Start Free Trial

STATE CROP REPORT. of Jnfi»ri>«t <;ii"»nii>«l Fr>«i ihr P,fn? tJio Btnt* Boarrt of ASTfc»Httr*. Bvery one remembers the immense »ppl« ctop of last year, how the treed broke down and fruit was a drug, and th« eider mills were nm night and day g»d stock waa turned into the orchards to eat np the crop, and we had all th« indications of an almost anprecedented etop of the jalcy fruit. •Weil, with this conviction In one's mio<i, it In rather startling to flnd bj referring to the December report of the State Board ^ of Agriculture that it wasn't mucb/of a crop after all; that, In fact, it waa an "off year" in apple raiding, and that as a matter of fact the State only produced about half aa many apples in 1896 as it did in 1895, which ia this region was considered a Yery poor year for apples. The exact figures, according to this repott, are 4,056,659 buflhela last 1 year, While the year before we produced the enormous amount of 7,390,666 bushels, the largest crop in the history of the State except the one of 1880, when 10,812,186 bushels were reported, which, at the average price of that year, fifty- nix cents, were worth the snug amount of $5,791,624. ' The apparent discrepancy between facts and reports is partly explained by the statement that while the northern portion of the State had an increase of fifty per cent over 1895, the southern dietrict, where most of the apples are produced, had only fifty-one per cent of the crop of the former year, thus cut ting the total yield down as Indicated. The smallest yield of apples in Illinois since 1877 was in, 1892, when the whole State could only foot up a total -of 570,832 bushels, which sold at an av- The price of apples in Illinois has ; ranged from 81.30 ia 1893 to forty-one . cents in 1895 S and only a cent better las, t year—tills is the average price all over the State, It is only in the last two years that the price has fallen below half a dollar, and ouly in three . years has it risen above a dollar. FROM EUGENE RUNDLETT. ' He Tell* About Bin New Home in Albla, • Iowa. . Albia, Iowa, March 7—1 arrived at Maxson, three fourths of a mile east of oar house, last Wednesday at 12:20 p. • m., just eighteen hours after leaving Sterling. Oar new neighbors turned out and helped us move our goods from the itation to our farm. We, have 177K acres of land here that is hard to beat in Iowa. We have plenty .of timber and water is found at a depth of twenty-five feet; - The soil is black and deep and the surface of the country is rolling; more hilly where there is timber than the pralrielands. The weather has been cold and cloudy since last Wednesday; a light rain fell Thursday and the roads ( are muddy. We need some nice sun- Bbine for awhile. The family are all well. EUGENE F. KUNDLETT. A DELIGHTFUL ENTERTAINMENT International Vaudevilles Give a Clean Performance, —One could Bcarcely-ezpect-_BO_ much •entertainment aa that given by the Internal Vaudeville Company for the price of admission asked—15, 25, 35, The programme is a long one, embraces s high class of vaudeville stars.and we are assured, is a wholesome, clean- cat and amusing entertainment, without the slightest offensive feature. Their new motion-picture machine, The Animateacope, with which they present a large and specially selected number of American and foreign /scenes, Is alone worth the price of admission. It certainly should prove a very attractive show for ladles and cMldren. They appear at the Academy of Music aext Friday and Saturday evenings. ; . THE NORTH WESTERN. That the Koad Will Make Im- por&aot Change* Over at Clinton. A STANBAED reporter learns that «ie North Western railroad company fa»ve in contemplation a number of changes and improvements over at Clinton. It Is stated, though not officially, that a new depot building is to be «*&et«a there and a pew freight house with a view of greater business facilities and in keepiogf with the times, besides giving better and more deeir- eble .loc»Uoiia for the traosactipu of %hs cooipsny'a business. The present Irslght houae, it la Asserted will be 68 a carpenter sod repair chop. ' f BEHIND THE BARS, in tb« Bison ' 8antut*lMiHer,ot'Oomptoa, indicted by t^S ia&t gr^ndi jury for horse eteal- , w'w I»nda4 Jfl fcfea jail In Dixon . Be was brought , !»., by jDeputy Tattlo F.niniR Hums had ft never* ftt- tack of croup laat night. A physician was summoned from Morrison. It is reported that Willmer Horning is a victim of the mumps. He ia the first one heard from thus far. T. A. Scribner took some hoga to Morrison today, s . George Burns thought last week that it was his turn to take a rest, so he caught the grip. Mrs. Joe Boehm took her daughter- in-law to Sterling last week. She has been visiting here about a week. Miss Finkle Blrdsall is the guest of Miss Elsie Hayes for a f&w days. The two ladies visited Mrs. Harris, of Ustick, over Sunday, Miss Annie Morris was out of school last week on account of sickness. Mr. and Mrs. Wlllard Murray are now nicely settled in the house they formerly occupied before they wen$, to Sterling. A pleasant surprise party was given Saturday af ternobrTf of XJliifei and Raymoud Motzer, who are going to Chicago to live. It waa given by the smaller pupils and a delightful time was enjoyed. Games were played and a bounteous repast was served. The little ones went home before dark. There will be a carpet rag sociable at the residence of Willard Murray next Friday night. Each lady will have her name inside a ball of rags and a lunch for two. The social is for the benefit of the preacher and all are cordially invited to be present. Mr. and Mrs. Motzer and* two children expect to return to Chicago to live next week. Hereafter the Dunkards will have prayer meeting at the church. Everybody is Invited to come. __MarchJ}. -..._ Hopkins. Moving time is here. Mr. Camps moved south of the river and we understand William Stern and bride will occupy the place vacated by them. Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Holt passed through this vicinity last week, moving from their late home at Milledgeville to the farm they recently purchased at Sands Station. August Ohms will remain another year on the E. N. Blrdsalk' farm. ' Mrs. Birdsall and daughter spent Tuesday with friends in Sterling and Wednesday with relatives In Morrison. Mrs. Koch entertained her lady friends with a rag bee Friday. Mrs. Minnie Holt and Miss Lida Fleming spent part of , last week with their brother, Cassius Fleming, and family. «, The long expected weoaing bells have -at last- rung-and again- silence reigns. Last Wednesday evening William Stern and Mary Miners were join- ecLtogether in'the holy bonds of wedlock by Rev. Meyers, at the home of of relatives and friends gathered to witness the impressive ceremony after which came ^congratulations and supper. We join in wishing for bride and groom future happiness and prosperity. John Morrison is having a good supply of bay baled in readiness for shipment. • Monday Russell George had the misfortune to get one of his eyes filled with sand. The next day his father took him to Sterling, where a physician removed the harsh grains of sand, giving Russell relief and removing the cause of bis non appearance at school. Mr. Royer is improving the looks of his place by putting up a new garden fence, ' Gracie and Mabel Fleming have fully recovered from the measles. The majority of the scholars in thfe Hopewell school are suffering with severe colds. March 8. ; ,. ' Negro Conference*. . The work and importance of tha Tuskegee negro conferences have now become .so widely known and recog- jolzed throughout the country as a means of showing the colored people how "to get upon their feet, that the. friends of the negro will be glad, to know that the next session of the ne- gro conference convenes at Tuskegee, Ala., under the auspices of the Tuskegee institute, on Feb. 24, On the following day the workers' conference of representatives from the leading ne- gro schools will be held. These negro conferences, being composed as they are of 700 or 800 of the farmers and mechanics of the colored race, furnish a rare opportunity to etudy at first hand the negro's condition and jjrogv rees from year to yean Many local conferences on the came plan are now being organized throughout the couth, Friends of the race are invited to attend. — New York Tribune. : — - A Good Timepiece. . Here IB a ash story for the truth of which we cannot vouch, but which all fishermen, young or old, will enjoy, Jt comes from an English Journal—the Northampton Daily Reporter: Last spring, while a party of tourists was flehing "up north" a well-known lawyer lost Ma gold watch from the boat in which he was Bitting. IB the fall he made another visit to the lakes and during tfc» first day's aport caught an 6i£iit-po«iHl trout. His astonishment (•.m be ijuisgiaed when he found* hia wateb l&dsod to tfce tfti*o&t of the wswjb was ranaiag aa$ the tine cwr«et. Jt being a " LIVE QUrSTIONS. A Scrips of AHMfs f'onftrlbuf<'«t Advanced Thinkers, WILLING SLAVES—BLACK AND WHITE, [The following Article vras •written t>y t Helen -Williams many years ago. It describes the industrial slaves of today fts well aa chattel slaves then.] I know the slavo driver, and 1 know the slave, and 1 mean to say that the slave driver, selfish as he is, is a gentleman in comparison with the slave. There is nothing in all the world eo ignoble as the slave. He is in his trte position as a slave so long as he willingly bears his servitude. He is dt for nothing else. Why should I care that his back is bent nnder the burden of another? Why should I be distressed at his wrong? His wrongs are hie just due so long aa he bears them in tiimo and cowardly submission. What would be the wrongs of a. freeman are for him just deserts. I mean to speak-the truth" from this time on. I have coddled the slave and called him a man when I knew there was no manhood in him. I will do so no longer. On the contrary, hereafter I mean to assert everywhere and on all occasions that ho who wears a fetter needs it; that ho who bears a kick deserves it. I wash my hands of spirits that aro so mean and slavish as to take part in the injustice that is crashing thfcm down. Moreover, I say that the bent back of tho toiler, the horny hands, the coarse, distorted features, and tho general ugliness, that marks him ' are a confession of his own sins in abetting tho sins of his master. I desire to speak face to face with you—tho slaves of the nineteenth century; to tell you how I have seen every cfforfcjnado :by philanthropist*Jor_yonr benefit fall fruitless to tho ground because your owu base influence was against it. . \ There are-newspapers working for you for whoso sjipporfc you have never contributed the/cost of a pkigol tobacco or n drink of whisky. I have seen more and worse than 'this—that yon have no respect for any man but" the one that kicks you and no regard for any power but that which tramples you down Yon aro tho obstacle—tho only obstacle —in tho way of race emancipation. Your masters are. a handful; you are legion. Your masters are intelligent, many of them considerate and just, as tho world goes, and though they will not voluntarily relax their selfish grip on tho good things of life, not one of them would daro to refuse yon justice if you had it in yon to tako a brave and manly stand for your rights. -But you are more befooled" byTherfaroff "dazzle of their gold than they are by its possession. They have sane moments, when they reflect how their money has been gathered _ at your expense—momenta when they almcisl; wish~thaiFtJie"fiy8t<5m which fosters robbery and makes gold king, which puts in abeyance every no^ ble impulse, could bo changed for some better and more righteous way. But you—yon adoro the system. You doff tho ragged cap and bond the servile knee before the' baser part of these men's natures, and your only desire for liberty is for the sake of emulating their vices instead" of their virtues, They know this, and they know also that a social rupture which would transform you into millionaires at their expense would be the greatest possible calamity, For these men, selfish as they are, haye necessarilyr-without really intending pr desiring to do so—benefited the race throughout by their enterprise. They have built railroads and made the different races of men one nation. They have utilized your dumb energies to serve mankind in" serving themselves. They have used yon as machines, employing your services nt the lowest cost compatible with the preservation of your lives and your muscular power until at last they can supplant you with the cheaper material of wood and iron. And all because they could do it, because you have permitted it. They have done yon but simple jus* tioe, blindfolded though it were. You were and are as worthless as the dnst nnder your feet, except for the power of physical contraction, extension and flexion of your muscles. You will not think. The moment one of yon begins to do this, he ceases to belong to that class to whom these words are addressed. Your faces are prone to the ground to which your labor worn bodies are rapidly hastening. You plod and delve from day to day, never casting upward an admiring look save when your masters, with liveried attendants, eplash Baud upon you from their carriage wheels us they pass in haughty splendor by. What are you going to do? Your muscles—the only part of you that thinks when, the lash of oppression is laid upon you, the only part of you your master ever neededfhave been - largely sap- the more economical Appliances of machinery. Are you •willing any longer to cumber the grpuud as useless lumber, or do yon mean to come up to the dignity of full grown manhood among your brother toilers, who,- physicr ally, mentally and morally—body, soul and spirit—are §>rg8nijjdng for self protection? » •'•" , . ' There are only two ways for you. Your muscles are euperseded. The de- uiaud for them becomes continually laotfe limited. The world's c{Jl ea alJ men BOW is for b«lu. It asks > V Q8 to tliUik, thai thruwgli it w»j develvp ifoec S.IM! fag ypt ttuexjplortid farads of true suauliood. II you Wvglwst w to tW* esli, J,l » 1 i phi 1 FAIRHOPE CO.-OPERATIVE COLONY. Among the many co-operative movements Fairhopo, Ala., haa a bright future. The cheapness of southern lands and the mildnuss of the southern climate are great natural inducements to people seeking cheap- homes, and It would be a wise move for philanthropists to buy up large sections of these lands and colonize on them the out of work people in onr cities. •', . Below we give a letter from The Courier, giving some useful information .about Fairhopes I believe that I promised another article for The Courier after one year in Alabama Well, owing to adverse circumstances I was not in a writing mood at the time that the ,12 months expired, but now, a few months later, I am pleased to announce that, the sun having emerged from a dark cloud, my spirits have risen andjt feel aa thoughj might write a whole book at a sitting] Friends, tho climate here has j-rovcd moro favorable than I antlcipati d. It suits mo perfectly. Tho summer climate is more agreeable than that of tho winter, and tho heat is. never insufferable, as it is in St. Louis.. . Having an abundance of clear, pure water, there is and need bo no fever or. malaria in Fairhopo. Indeed there lias been but one case of fever here since the place was settled, and that one was brought here. The patient soon recovered. ',•••.. This is the grandest place to • raise healthy children that I ever saw, and sickly ones brought hero are sure to find health if they possess any recuperative powers at all. Aged, infirm and feeble persons find in Fairhope * a delightful haven ofjepose and recuperation. The numerous drawbacks that confrbntecTui^ a year ago have been somewhat diminished, as we now have our wharf completed, a daily boat and a daily mail. We have a brand new sto^o—the finest in tho county—with neat, commodious postofflco in one, corner; a number of houses where'guests from the north can bo .entertained; streets 'opened," lands cleared, orchards and vineyards set out, etc. „ • • • • . \ .' . We are out of debt. That is the one most encouraging condition of affairs. We always purpose keeping out of debt, and without debt we are practically secure from, dangers without, i Still, .1 would not advise' 'any of my friends to come here to live without first making ns a visit. Lwould not even advise them to visit ns with the purpose of joining the association unless they possess sufficient means to sustain themselves for a year or two and until their lands can yield a profitable Crop. And, another thing,'don't come unless^ youTire^willing -to forego many- little personal comforts and to suffer disadvantages and inconveniences. : . Many persons right from large cities can easily conform to altered conditions, and -they are perfegtlg;_deHgbted with everything about Fairhope. Others, again, are always complaining and making it uncomfortable for others as well as themselves. . Five hundred dollars is Iittl6 enough for ono to start with, having to build, to fence and clear land, and to live on expense a year or two. Twice that amount would be better, but with an independent spirit, industrious and economical habits and a disposition to live in peace and harmony with one's neighbors, any family can get along nicely with the $600; and they will flnd^Fair- hope, as I have found it, a place to make for. themselves a beautiful and a happy home. And in conclusion I will say that if the reform spirit, be cultivated, if the well being of all be desired, and the destruction of all forms of oppression be the sentiment entertained! they will find in Fairhope o congenial atmosphere and environment. •.;.••' •':•':•..' • '.'.'•.• •'' O.'L, COLEMAN. .THE ARYA SAMAJ. It will be of interest to all earnest people to know that our antipodal neighbors are thinking on the great subject of .religion and reaching .conclusions that are in harmony with many of our own. Below is given the general * beliefs of the Arya Sanmj, a branch of reformed Hindooism: , " V First—God is the original source of all true knowledge and of things comprehensible by it Second.—God is all existence, all Intelligence and all bliss. He is incpr- poreal, omnipotent, just, beneficent, nnincarnato, infinite, unchangeable, without beginning, incomparable, B,US- tainer of all, Lord of all, omnipresent, omniscient, nndecaying, immortal, fearless, eternal, holy and -maker of the universe. He alone should be worshiped. Third,--The Vedas are the books of true knowledge. It is the prime duty of all Aryas to read and teach them, to hear and preach them. • Fourth. <—-We should always be ready to accept truth and give up untruth. Fifth.—All onr actions must conform to Dharma—that is, we should act after a thorough, consideration of right and wrong. Sixth.-—The primary object of the Arya Stunaj is to do good to the world —i. e., to contribute to the physical, spiritual and social progress of all Soveuth.—Every one should be trea(r ed "with suitable^ regard and consideration/, -'• '' • '.- * ; ' : ' ."•'•...' '.Eighth.?—We ghould dispel jgamuiee advance, knowledge. ' '• No one should Vest eoateuted bis owjj welfare, but gfcould seek dor it in the \vt\lfftre -lu matters which aflfect the v*sj}l beut^ «f all we , but is Don't Have Them Any Longer. Engle will guarantee to cure the Worst case 5 * without using the knife, or ligating or injecting them. AFTER AJPRIL ttt I will accept of no case of Chronic Disease for , Treatment without a Cash Payment being made uf>on same* AFTER APRIL ist I shall raise my prices 50 per cent, If yotl are suffering with any Chronic Dssease, Rheumatism^ .Paralysis, Female or Private Disorder, Lost Manhood, Kidney Trouble,' it will pay you —- - ; - to^^an 7 ^nrt" ; iee~iiie~at~niy next -visit.— — "-— ,— At Qalt House, Sterliiig, Thursday, ^ M YOUR LAST OHAWCE. DR, C. EVER DAVIS, Has been at' my store tbe past week, . treating all diseases of the Eye and fit-' tins: eyes to glasses when necessary.' The demand for his services have been so great that he will remain another week, from March 8 to March 14. Doa't mUs this rare opportunity to have your eyes properly fitted to glasses. Tours very respectfully, er,~i5~Ea8t7Third"Street,""Firat NatiofiarUank Building. REAL ESTATE, Choice building lots In Court House block from $400 up, A nice new five room house near Third, Ward School for 8600. Monthly payments, if desired. Good building lots with sewer and electric light, one block west of Third , from 8125.00 to 8165.00. Lots sad acre properties and houses in Sterling and Book Falls. Have a number on monthly payments— can be paid for as easy as paying rent. Farms in • Whlteslde, Ogle, Carrol) aqd Lee counties. 481 acres of No. 1 land, good large bank barn, all tillable laod, tot 842.60 per acre. $2,000 .cash, balance to suit purchaser. ' 40 acres joining Eock Falls for 83,800. take town property as part pay. 240 acres two miles from Sterling for 855,00 per acre; good improvements, 480 acres In Jackson county. Xhla i& a fine farm. What have you ? -,'83,000 city property for stock o£ merchandise of any kind. ' . Loans on Real Estate and Personal Notej; best of Security. . jta«tiort, I.can 0ult you in, Sterling or Rock Falls an an exchange of «ay kind. Frank W. Walzer, 313 Qalt House Block, Sterling,, Illinois! And See Our Prices on Fine ComMrmtiona lit

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,200+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free