Sterling Standard from Sterling, Illinois on March 18, 1897 · Page 6
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Sterling Standard from Sterling, Illinois · Page 6

Sterling, Illinois
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Thursday, March 18, 1897
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STEELING, .ILL., MARCH is, mi THIS AND THAT. » Men Wc$n<m, Faots »nd Fancies In A NnUhell. ' The stormy March bM cprne at last ' With wind and cloud and changing Bkles, t bear the rn&hlng of the blast, Thftt thro* th« gnowy valley flies. Tomato eonp I Why not? Goes to the spot. Let it be steaming from the kettle. • • It was an Oklahoma man who moved that this legislature do adjourn until 2 p. m. this afternoon. Amelia, one of Thackeray's finest female characters, was the name of his grandmother. Don't know where pins go, but factories of England, France and] Germany turn out 86 millions daily. Chicago Chronicle thinks it is unjust and outrageous to buy school books at public expense. We move that FHz and Corbett be put in jail, and use their muscle in breaking stone. McKinley receives his callers, hears their story, 'and keeps his mouth shut, Keep Sunday and you'll have a good conscience and not go crazy. Daman Pasha, general of Turkish army, wears a fall white beard and jikull cap, and has a coat covered with stars. ". ' Kansas City minister believes there are no real everlasting Ores in hell. But you better be careful. Not knbwii fo son end wife are using Mrs. Winslow for the new baby. Let us quit eating Spanish mackerel. Why encourage the barbarous old government? Cuba llbre! > •» Miss Hanna, - eldest daughter of Mark, so winning that she has caught a young bridge builder in Toledo. The isles of Greece which Byron praised are not to be compared with islands on coast of Maine for beauty. Duke of Fife never wears clothes twice same week. ' We \ do. There's ' the difference; , Bombay, India, has a new E. E. station that looks as gorgeous, as a royal .palace. • How to use large wealth is the title of an article in a magazine. Let as "have a chance at your pile and we'll enow you, Arbuckle is called the coffee baron, Havemeyer the sugar autocrat. Dr. Jordan: No use to try to fasten a 82,000 education to a fifty cent boy. --Chicago is having her yearly dog show. We still insist that if Sterling ever hopes to amount to anything, she must follow New York and Chicago. We neglect the dog. For a man to die who might have been wise, and was not— this, says Carlyle, I call a tragedy. "Phroso," Anthony Hope's new ndv- el, is highly praised. If Anthony wants as to read it, let him send the book and $5 and we'll go at it. ' Life. Is a game of cards, they say — -- Poor damsels find It so— alack 1 For try the -very best they may . Their king turns out to be a jack. . —New York Herald 23 acres of land to .every person on globe, Have you your shace? This is Lent, and we are glad our gay folks are lying low. Mother McKinley always hoped her dear William would some day be a Methodist bishop, and now to see her hopes dashed to the earth. Greece is only half size of Penna., but it has always made itself heajd. .Like a wasp, smaU,but hard to squeeze. in St. Louis schools, a pupil can be suspended for using cigarettes. Presdt. Cleveland was thrifty while IB W. House, eaved a wife, 3 daughters, nab pole and duck gun. Old Trinity churcbyN. Y., in May trill celebrate her 200tb anniversary. • Man ia born with two eyes, but one tongue, that he may see twice as much as he says. Have you beard robins say how long tbey are going to etay? Wanted in Sterling— About five good > $fter-dinner speakers, who in three Hiiuutea can set everybody to roaring. Away with your dry, sober deacons. After July 4, 1896, 45 stars in the old That striped bunting is a danger- 6ua ttucg to fire upon. > J^ thankful for health, for it will Apple sauce, remeca- '' Tbe euieide is a coward, afraid to |£M$@ the moaic. , Better bear the ills we fcaietbaa Sy to others we know not of. ,0ur oity Is foil of ehurlihed' and min- feters, Why not send these evangelists la destitute plaees, where there ia no ; pssaeMag, 6UfJ j)»ple are hungry for 'ltw» gospel? ' ' Wi»y i* MeKMajf'e wail bigger than Aassrej; a«xt week; Pri?ftte secretary of President, must be 6 brighter man than the P himself, for he has to decide on every caller and every letter. Horrible discovery has just been made that bicycle girls cannot dance as they ought to—muscles twisted. Livingstone's heait was buried in Africa in 1873 near a tree which is now decaying. The spot should be marked. A man will die for want of air in 6 minutes, of water in a week, of sleep in ten days. Gladstone at 86 is serene and hope ful, Bismarck sour and gloomy. G reads his Bible. Greek flag is a white cross on blue ground, and we hope it will continue to float in Crete. Down with the Turk. The absent minded man, 'tis said, Is he, Without much doubt, Who put the candle Into bed, And blew himself clear out. —New York Tribune. Smoking does not hurt Vesuvius, but then you are not etc. Fewer suicides in Ireland than in any other country in Europe. About June, 1898, a monument will be in place to author of Star Spangled Banner. A Dixon man who drank a cup of yeast for buttermilk rose soon after midnight. Y Washington is full of fellows that want to see McKinley. Oh, we all love Mac, South is beginning to turn sweet potatoes into whisky. Bad luck to them, Washington Easing is called by Tribune busiest man in Chicago. Who is ours? New waiting room of N. Y. Central in NrYTriBThnargesnnworld." 7 Seventy mechanics handle knife before it is done. , Are you collecting anything, buttons, coins, pictures, laces, autographs? If women would eat more onions, not necessary to send so often for doctor. Funny. Fresh maple sugar in store before the sap has begun to flow in Vermont. • Tell you? cook to make her beat sdups these cold, windy March days. Boston Transcript gives these as six wonders in America:.- Niagara Falls,' Yosemite, Mammoth Cave, Natural Bridge, Yellowstone Park, 'Grand Canon. A few more blizzards, and no coal to start the furnace next fall. In the bright lexicon of youth,there's no such word as fail, Bulwer. Washington Capital: Be good and you will be happy after death, is the substance of most sermons nowadays. Mrs. Beecher's body rests in Greenwood by the side of her great husband Henry Ward. Life's fitful fever over, she sleeps well. • Women* are more eager to merry than men because they have no idea of the responsibilities of marriage. Is this so? 'Harriett Prescott Spoffotd calls the new Cong. Library a palace of art and loveliness. It is a perfect gem. Dr. Ingrahum,rector of Grace church, St. Louis, who wrote Prince of House of .David, has been 50 years in Episcopal ministry. The useless buttons on men's coats aehind would support all our orphan asylums. A London paper defines home; The father's kingdom, children's paradise mother's, world. This is true and elegant. ' , Dr. Nansen, Arctic explorer, has refused $25,000 for 100 lectures in Germany. Men in Sterling who will give our Dutch friends talks on north pole for half that, ' . Ingalls believes a foreigner or any- }ody should be able to read, write and speak English language before voting, Her Dream— . ' She heard him say he loved her, And jvoke with Joyous scream. To find herself the victim Of a mean Welsh rabbit dream. .... —Detroit Free Press, It takes a letter two weeks from onstantinople to New York. Claua Spreckels, sugar king, is bulldog a six million dollar palace in San Francisco. That bright star in the south is Slri- us, the star of summer dog days. °Atchisou Globe: No one ever thinks a boy is tired. What is home without a boy? , j Isabel thot she was'In love, but a. j »ottle of spring tonic brot her thro. When you fall asleep, eyea give way irst. • Tennyson's biography by his BOB lalism will appear this fall in two large volumes. You can make old people happy if you mention some cue 20 years older, itlli in good health. Death rate in London, 18 in 1,000, a very healthful city. A weaver's wife in Vienna has 32 children. Sead cer to Oklahoma. Greatest excitement in Caatoo since left is aa Qfgso grinder sad \ i Fiof. H. C. Ward of Bochestor few tones, sad fee will reoouatyuot ; for jMft, %st4 Ijft^ If Do not give children, too much poe try to learn with other studies, (Jet discouraged. 15 to SO lines per week enough. Gunther is in the Held for city treasurer, Chicago. No danger of his defeat if he sends a box of candy to every roter. Best investment any young man can make Is a college education. But let him be In earnest. Who wrote to his queen: Madam, all is lost but our honor? Let us hear from the high schools. A dollar sent to the Christian Herald for India will keep a poor native from starving till next harvest. , Always take a nickel or dime to an evening lecture. Be not a dead head. Pay for what you get. Agassiz: If we study nature in books, when we go but doora we cannot find her. For 40 years of his great life, Darwin had not a day of cheerful health. Pres. Jordan, of Leland Stanford •University calls the essays on commencement day, "flavorless foolishness." Does he want a monkey show? One minister in 4, one lawyer in 5, one doctor in 12 has a college education. Queen Victoria's sciatic rheumatism so bad she must be carried up stairs, and wheeled from room to room, -While Wichita men in Kansas are sitting on store boxes and talking reform, their wives are marketing 500 dozen eggs per week. Moral. Man wants but little here below, ' Nor wants that little long; But priroa donnas want much more, And want It for a song, . : ~Nashville American." St. Patrick was a gentleman. Take off your hats to the old hero. Be sure to gaze -at these beautiful February skies on clear nights. Today Fitz and Corbett are tearing each other like two'Kilkenny cats. Stick to your frog, and he will teach you more of science than a library of text books. David Starr Jordan, More money spent in U. S. for cigars than for common schools.J [Smoke vs. brains.. ' Softest shade of tan for gloves, Lucinda. Wet frying is to cook in plenty of hot lard, but not boiling. Fiji people pay taxes to England in cocoanuts. Encourage the debate. No better school for young lawyer. So Clay, Fox and others laid the foundation* of their fame. • Meth. minister in Michigan is preaching a series of sermons on the "Devil in Lansing." Col. MOB by, Conf. cavalry leader, is tall, has smooth face and dark eyes, and lives on Pacific coast. The heaviest load a man can carry is the weight of a glass of liquor. Boston Globe: Pres. McKinley has his hands full, and ex-Pres, Harrison his arms full. That baby. In roasting meat, turn with a spoon instead of fork, as fork lets juice out. How many cooks know this? A Lacon man, 111,, intends to raise 100,000 cats next year foFfuf." Xet him keep dogs out, or the fur will fly. War against cigarettes goes on, Fire away. Save the boys. Stop the sale. Mrs. Grant, Mrs, Sheridan, and-* Mrs, Logan, all have cosy homos -in Washington, full of relics of their famous husbands. Do people spend too much time in thinking about dress? We do'"not mow. Pass the question to your church sewing circle, < Thirty years ago, Berlin, Germany, was smaller than Phila., now 500,000 more people. The Dutch are not so alow, • Use tea leaves and closed sweepers on carpets as the miserable dust Is full of germs, not fit for your lungs. Grand Duke Paul of Russia so tall that when he travels, he has to carry his own bed. • • No wine at White House, decrees Mrs. McKinley. ,Bravo. A cup of cocoa, Mrs, Mac, will suit us, good enough for any foreign nabob. After 12 weary years, New York pronounces Grant monument ready to dedicate. Sleepy set east. Need some of our Illinois snap, —John Cramer returned from Dixon yesterday where he has made several contracts for moving buildings. John Bays that he hag &600 worth of work ontracted there, and more in eight. FishingTime Is Here, and you will all have to fish, aud whether you fleh for sport or profit, you will dud the (inest, largeet and cheapest line pf FjiBfl- ing Taeisi«5 ia the county at..,'. th» Sheep Indantry In IOWA. Prof. James Wilson of the Iowa Agricultural College, Bays: The sheep Industry of the TJnlted States along mutton lines, la one o! growing Importance. The Department of Agriculture at Washington reporta 88,298,783 head In January 1898, valued at $65467,735. The United Statea exported 405,748 eheep in 1895,. valued at $2,630,686, and during the same year imported 291,461 head, valued at $682,618. Analysis of these movements will show that we send fat sheep to Europe and import principally Iambs from Canada and breeding sheep from England. The sheep Industry of the United States has gone through periods of prosperity and depression. Federal laws at one time favored the fine wool breeds; the modification and final repeal of those statutes made it evident that more attention must be Liven to the mutton feature and that wool should only be incidental. The exports of sheep in 1891 were 60,947; in 1892, 46,960; In 1893, 37,260; in 1894, 132,370, and in 1895, 405,748, a total value of $4,507,057, showing that the American farmers are rapidly turning their attention to production for export. The imports for the same time amounted to $5,813,512, showing that we have imported more sheep in the past five 'years than we have exported; $204,723 of this was for breeding sheep from the United Kingdom. The total number of sheep in the state of Iowa in January, 1896, as given in the year book .of the Department of Agriculture-at Washington was 565,137, valued at $1,399,279. The state census for 1895 reports the total number at 492,875, valued at $1,160,535. The latter authority reports the value of sheep sold for slaughter In 1894 at $475,886 and the value, of fleeces at $380,875. The state census shows that Iowa farmers are giving attention to the improved breeds, reporting 48,730 Merinos; 33,682 Cotswolds, 3,699 Leices- ters, 3,754 Suffolks, 100,060 Shropshire- Downs, 8,486 Oxford-Downs, 7,428 South-Downs, and 4,629 Hampshire- Downs. These numbers are, perhaps, not all eligible to registry. The census takers have, doubtless, included some grades of different breeds, but the report Indicatef the extent to. which improved blood is being used in the state; It is sometimes said that Iowa lands 'are too-valuable to be devoted to sheep raising;' but the high priced lands of Great Britain sustain 680 sheep per 1,000 acres of agricultural lands, and Scotland In. 1893 had even as high as 1,380 sheep per 1,000 acres, according to Professor John Wrightson of London. Iowa has at the present time, according to state statistics, not more than twenty-five sheep per thousand acres of agricultural lands. The.county of Lincolnshire, England, has over twice as many sheep as the en- tire'state of Iowa. It is well known that the skill of the breeder has done much toward Improving the sheep; early maturity has been brought about with some breeds, together with increased amounts of weight on the high selling parts, and wool that sells for comparatively high, prices. It is also generally known that the best mutton breeds are profitably handled on tae richest lands of Europe; : suggesting to us that the stateTof low^wlth Its rich grasses~ana" cheap grains may become the home of the best breeds of mutton sheep, that can profitably rival other domestic animals in farm economy. Cattle In Utah. The total number of cattle In the state last spring, according to the assessment rolls of the various counties, waa 196..404 head, which ,were valued for taxation purposes at $2,204,868. In numbers these figures indicate a decrease from 1895 of 17,043 cattle, but In .value the returns show an Increase of $86,913 for the lesser number listed In 1896. The average value per head last year was $11.28, while that of 1895 was $9.96. In 1894 the several counties of the state returned for taxation 236,355' cattle which, were worth en an average, according to the ofiBclals of that time, about $10.30 a bead. During the year there have been sold for delivery out of the state close upon 60,000 cattle. Of these the markets caught In the vicinity.of 20,000. The remaining 40,- pOO were disposed among the states as follows: Wyoming, 7,500; Montana, 7,000; Nebraska, 6,000; Kansas,' 4,000; North Dakota, 8,000; Colorado, 3,600; Missouri, 1,500; Idaho, 1,500; British Columbia, 3,000; various, 3,000; total 40,000. The consumption within tfce state has been hard to g«t at in the absence of- records to refer to. From the tafor. maton 'bearing upon the subject which has been secured the number killed tor use within the state and territory Immediately adjacent which it supplies has been estimated as runaing between 85,000 and 40,000—Salt Lake Tribune. Thin Horses.—A large percentage o! the horses marketed would sell better It tliey had a little more flesh. A thin torse Is not attractive to £ui9 average buyer, who wants a Ijorae that lie can put to work at-puce, and of which, he will not be ashamed. A .few speculators who can eee the outcome of a horse when there Is nothing especially wrong with him except hla leanness, can afford to buy and condition him, but the majority of buyers wlU jjasg the thin hQrse by fop the fleshy one, evea If the former Is really the tetter aalmal, U » tiaras is to ie gold, &?H aim ia, gowd ti«&, J^othiug wiU pity •,-^, .-. s^SkAk.aSr' 1865. f *- 1897, At MOSES DILLON'S •••i you can buy the Best Hard Coal for $7.00 per ton CASH. ' • • f Please Remember that my Stock of Lumber, Sash, Doors and Building Material Is complete. See me before you buy. Prices right. Plenty of Good Dry Oak Stove Wood on hand. DILLON. Telephone No. 18. ':..:' Positively the Finest Line of Samples this ' ' » ' : side of Chicago. Call and see for yourself. ' ;, .''•'' ' ' W.P. Hallett, ... Druggist. B I Booki, Hagumei and Pa pen neatly and substan Rally boond, In different itylea andat price* (o salt the timea,at th« STERLING STANDAID BINDERY . lUL. , Just Received, A car of that XXXX Fills ^ bury Best Flour* Also a fine lot of Smoked and( 3 . Dried Fish. Smoked Herring, Spiced Herring, Bloaters, Smoked' Whitefish, afid the best line of Groceries ia* the city. Prices always the Lowest, 5 per, cent discount on $10* .j orders. t Duplicate any "order given ia the City of Sterling. N, Gaulrapp, Jr., West Third Street. Kilgouf's Locust and Ninth Strap?j ;. i ..;••-••;• 5.Blocks from Post Office. For Saler Good desirable Lots, dry, and cheap. Prices and terms right. V. Call and see me. J.A.pgonr, Office Corner 1st Aye and 3 E lhriutioni.AiuioanoBmenti Galling 0*rd^BaslnawO»rdf- handsomely eagrared to or .. _ -- ., der. Samples oaa to wen» lbl80flSo8,or addieu • * THB BTBBLmo 8TANDABD, Btorttng, ill. ASSAULTED By our competitors their aim is to drive the Depart* merit Stores out of existence^ but we will light r a good fight. Therefore we have Violently M Our Loss is your Gain, 3o Clothing Sale. We are going to close out our Clothing to make room- for another line of gooda. '.'..', Any Man's Suit we have in the Store for ............. ..... ... 88.75 Hata and Caps, Dry Goods. Calico f ....... ../..... u ... .. ----Muslin.., ;....;..., ^, ; ./. '."..'.'.>..' A Nice Assortment of ladles' 'Belts. : . '•'. ' ,-. '•'" "i \\ . Fancy Linings, All Colors; ^ust : the thing. Dress Goods. At prices to euit the times and such pretty Styles, Come and see them. Basement Bargains. Scrub Brushes, Wringers and Wash Machines , Tin Ware, Glase Ware. S> Gallons Gasoline for 45 cents. Why pay (50 cents wheu you can bijy k same for 45 cents, And 3 Cakes of Santa Claus Soap with the Shoe Sale. 200 Pair of Ladies' Fine Shoes.' If yons size, ia among them you /Cft- .pan buy them a pair for 0"C Come and Bea^hem before they ' are gone. Men's Shoes 79 cents up. Juflt .received ft new line; of Latest ' . 'Style Shoes. ' : • '• -'.•'' Groceries. Fresh Eggs, per Dozen, . Buckwheat, per pound, 2 Pecind Can j Sugar Corn .;..,,.. 60 8 Pound Can Peaches We are overstocked with TEA and we will sell 1 Pound ot our Fancy Uncolored 50e Jap

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