Sterling Daily Gazette from Sterling, Illinois on February 2, 1888 · Page 2
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THE ETEKING GAZETTE: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY V, 1885. Evening Gazette, TBRSI •» I O et«.| Pfv BT OARKIKR. THUR8DA.Y. FEB. 1, 1S8*. IT 19 reported as sensing from "Long" Jones that he will not be a candidate for re-election as Chairman of the Republican State Central Committee Thus Mr. Jones will escape an unpleas ant contest. Twice be was elected by s bare majority of one, and some of his enemies had the temeril/ i-o say he voted for himself each time. Bach time before this hs had the warm support ol < Senator Logan and one of the chief arguments in favor of his election in 1889 was that he could help Logan's chances for the Presidency this year Death unfortunately has taken away Logan and hence the chief object of Jones' election is withdrawn. JEFFERSON DAVIS has again spoken- thls time to the Mississippi legislature, and in hia speech he let fall some more campaign documentary stuff of the Republicans. Jefferson hai contrived ever since Horace Greely went upon bis bond to retain a wonderful grip upon the affection of the Southern people,^ hold he bad lost because of his peculiar tyranny during the war; but his arreit by Staunton and the failure of the government to prosecute served not only to embitter Davis eternally against our government, but also to make of him a martyr in the eyes of all •who wore the gray in war times. Whether his people all incline to his political views or not, they all do hold fast to their love and affection for him. He la thought to suffer for them ; to be made a scape-goat for their war-time ihflrmities, and as Lamar said on the floor of the Senate, "No man dare call Jefferson Davis a traitor in my presence," so It would not be healthy f . r any man to visit any portion of the South and talk out aloud against the ex-head of the Confederacy. He could get up a fight so quickly and he'd be clawed to pieces so swiftly, that he'd be ready to swear that a whole legion ol Imps were let loose from the bowels ol the earth upon him. This is . not bloody shirt talk; but it is a plain statement of fact to the effect that Jeff Davis is excessively dear to the hearts of his people — not necessarily his opinions, but certainly his person. THE ONE leading evil of the hour is corrupt literature, and by corrupt we mean not only papers of the Police Gazette and Police News style, full of lewd pictures, but the host and horde of boys and girls' weeklies that abound with impossible stories of youthful heroism and (precocious girlism. There is nothing so dangerous to the future of any boy or girl aa too-soon maturity, —the mind made intensely active through the exciting narratives re 1 ferred to and diseased through acceptance of unreal for real. Nor is this all; many of these stories are anything but moral in tone; they ridicule obedience to parents, jeer at respect to age; encourage running aVay from home; and indeed possess not one sin gle redeeming feature. Worse than all these, though, is the literature that ia sent out covertly through the mails, despite the vigilance of Mr. Comstock and the government itself. In the past month 1 there have been handed over to us circulars and catalogues by parents who intercepted them addressed to their children, whose very descriptions of books and pictures they offer for sale would be sufficient to attaint — in some degree at least a young and pure mind by suggestions of the most Insinuating and dangerous kind. One father told us that years ago hia little daughter sent off with his consent for some visiting cards and in this way her name got into the hands of these publishers of vile literature. From that time forward he felt constrained to have hia mail first brought to him, and in the six years since the card* were ordered, he has destroyed trom fifty to sixty letters, catalogues, pampleta and descriptive lista addressed to her. and many of these were in famous In character. Female seminaries and colleges are' beginning to give over publishing lista of their pupils became of these knaves, who get holcj of them and send circulars and letters of the character named. Good reading la all right; good reading makes the cultured, polished, scholarly man and woman; but trashy literature Inflames the 'mind and corrupt literature pollutes soul and body. . Panultw of th» Ocean. If one watches the pools as the tide goes down one may often see tha shell which holds a hermit crab decorated with a sea Anemone. The anemone, ona might suppose, had taken up Its position of its own . «occrd when the shell waa at rest Mr. 6oas«, however, Bayn that In every 'tn- •tonca when he detached the anemone from the shell the hermit crab picked It up and held it In It* clawa against the shell "tor ~tho space of ten minutes at a time, until fairly attached by a good, •trong base." la Bach a strange proceeding limply dictated by a love of finery? A •till more curious case mentioned by Professor Motua, "Boltrage rar SJurerfauna d*r Insel Mauritlos," Incline* one to • different conclusion. He tells •as of two distinct genera of crabs In the Mauritius which have a habit of firmly (rrasping a •e* anemone In either claw and carrying thorn about. The professor does not attempt to explain the habit, but it seems to ua that it may very likely be a ruse. under cover of which to approach their prey, Jnst as wild fowlers endeavor to *tsalnp todueiorsvraoBtnthtt "watches" or pieces of open water in the middle of frozen floods, by carrying a Uurel or pin* ixragh In their hands. Ona animal will make use ot another •imply as a mean* of locomotion. A good example of this U tho tucker fish of the Mexican gulf, which adheres by means of * (Kicker situate on tha back ot its head to *ho belly ol » shark. Professor Ifcea- 1*7 writes: "The sharks were often lean ft&&td«d by on* or nioro pilot fishes, M well lot bearing tha 'suckers 1 attached to tiasa, I figum watched Vith autonlsh- *SS* V ftWBJ &e 4*ek ti» curtoiu sjuoeia- «tao ot tSa*a to widely dl&urrati fish M It rottcuS th* ship Uk* * •• • BURIALS ON TEE BORDER SOME THAT WERE SAO AND SOME THAT WERE LAUGHABLE. » Grmra for » Man Who fnird to Die— A Funeral Party Low* th» Corp«e — Pathetic Story — "With TTielr Boot.* on." Many of the border burials were patbetla in the extreme, but connected with sume of them were circumstances so unexpected that their relating almost resolves Itself into a kind of humor. One of thr first funerals to occur at Great Bend, Kan., possessed unprecedented circumstances enough to make It humorous, if the unexpected Is an attribute of hnruor. An old and somewhat disliked man, Turley by name, had been confined to his bed for several weeks by a disease which baffled the skill of the would be physicians who attended him. He seemed to grow steadily worse, and hia death was hourly expected. Then the cold weather, which had continued for nearly a month, waj broken by a few spring like days. The citizens of the little settlement took Tnr- ley's cnse In hand, and decided that aa hia death was certain to occur in a few days at most, it was better to take advantage of the mild weather and dig a grave for him than to await hia death and the probable return of cold weather, when grave digging would bo extremely difficult. The grave was accordingly dug. Turley was so full of wrath at having his grave prepared in advance that" he rose from hia bed, and tho same day left town In dls- gnst. It appeared that he. had been shamming all the time, in order to obtain free victuals and care. Regrets were expressed that he had not been buried without waiting for the usual preliminary of death. The pleasant weather was soon followed by a se vere storm of snow and sleet. During the first night of the blizzard a bibu- lonsly inclined attorney, Godfrey by name, being, as was his wont, in an advanced state of Intoxication, lay out all night In the snow. Two days later he died from the effects of his freezing. His relatives were telegraphed for, and reeporded that they would come Immediately. The storm Increased in violence, and, lasting nearly a week, blocked the avenues of travel in every direction. A few days after Godfrey's death nearly the entire male population of the settlement congregated at the combined post- office, saloon, grocery, etc., to swap stories, oat crackers and Imbibe whisky. When all hands were pretty well warmed up, the subject of Turley's shameful deception and unoccupied grave was freely discussed. It was decided that such a good grave ought not to bo wasted, and that, In order to make use of it, Godfrey's remains should be BpeedHy interred in it. This met the approval of all present, and with tho rude coflln in one wagon, as many at could crowd into another, and ,1 number of horsemen at either side, the funeral cortege started in falling snow. Several times on the way a dog belonging to a member of the party started & Jock rabbit, and each time the horsemen assisted in the chose. The further the procession got from the starting point th» more of the mourners Jumped from the wagon and aided the horsemen and dog in chasing the rabbit. The grave was reached and found to be partially filled "with snow. Then another attorney, who differed but little from the pne in the coflln, except that the latter 'was dead, proposed, as there was no minister of the Gospel present, to do his best to deliver a funeral oration. He had hardly got more than well started when some one shouted that the dog hod started another rabbit. Away went horsemen, footmen, orator, mourners, and all in pursuit of tho rabbit and dog, leaving teams, coflln and corpse to take cnro of themselves. The chase was long and exciting, aa the dog, while' always seeming about to get the rabbit, failed to do It. I^eft to themselveSi the team got tired of standing In the storm and ran away toward home. When the crowd straggled bock the snow hod filled the grave and obliterated the wagon tracks-. As tha cemetery consisted of only that one grove, and hud no other marks to distinguish It from tho rest of the prairie, they were by no means certain of its locjttion in tho snow. So they trudged off home in the snow, and arrived to find the team there before them. Tho "tailboard" was out of the impromptu hearse, and the coffin hod disappeared. It was not recovered UH the snow partially melted, more thin a week later. Then the relatives arrived and took the body east with .-them, and Tnrley's grave went unfilled till a cow broke her leg by falling Into the pit. The grave was then pronounced a public nuisance and filled up with dirt. There Is a little world of pathos in the simple story of the first burial at Lawrence, Kan. Moses Pomeroy arrived from Illinois 'In 1864, and set bravely to work to make a home for a dear one left behind. By dint of much labor he improved his homestead considerably, and erected a tiny but comfortable house. Then, full of high hopes for tho-^uture, he wrote for his waiting swefetheart to come. J The Journey, mostly by stage and wagon, was a long one, and when she arrived the girl found that her lover had expired but the day before. Ho hod been stricken down by a disease much like mountain fever shortly after writing for her, and during his" illness had had no thought but : for his coming sweetheart. He was a praying man, and his constant petition was that he might live long enough to see her, but this was denied him, and he died literally with^ior name on his lips. The next day after the girl's arrival the body 01 her lover was borne to the tomb. Tho rude coffin hod been token to the grave In advance. Laid On a bed of fragrant prairie flowers, the body was carried In a lumber wagon to tho little cemetery. The head of the dead man rested in the lap of the living girl, who shielded the form aa well as possible from all Jar that camo from the passage of the upringless wagon over the unworked roads. The first burial In Cloud county was that of Mrs. Menzel and her child. This occurred in 1801. The little settlement consisted of only six houses, and there was not a lumber yard or spare piece of board within fifty miles. From those six houses the least necessary pieces of lumber were taken, and a coflln large enough to contain mother and child was constructed. One man contributed the door of his little house, and stopped the open- Ing for a month thereafter by hanging a buffalo coat over it.—New York Sun. Philadelphia'* lily Fonda, The moat unique and beautiful colleo- lou of water lllle* In this country Is the boast of Fainnount park in Philadelphia. In the great Uly ponds every variety, from the pink blooaom of New York to the imposing Victoria Regina, on island In its broad expanse of leaf, Is to be found. Through blue, purple, red and Enow white Iflies the fold and silver fish dart, and in cummer butMrflie* of brilliant hoe hover over the pond flower* ia delight A new variety of the Illy family is to be added to the calU«Uoa. It ia produced by a Trench Jittdenur, Latoar Marllao. The flowers ire alx lucha* in dUuieter, and their color is tha noil canary of tha Marcchal Kiel KM. Only tiro other yellow wc,te/ lilies tit know a-—* pxMty North American •f*eUo aad a <3uUea]0r«£ SMC!** at BnudL |WW York Puna. A DAY IN GLOUCESTER. », VISIT TO THE GREATEST OF AMERICA'S FISHING PORTS, A Qnalnt O1<1 Maftnnchnftettll Town, Tflier* Men A vr Hard Workers »rwl Women Ar» HnmNnn>«, Straight and Strong—Th« Foreign Elcmnnt. Wlille a ri;y of s score or more thousand lnhnh;t;irita, old Gloucester struggles nnd scattiT-i nvcr her crags and hills de- lightful'y. N'o American city I have ever visited possi-'os so many pretty spots mailc bv nnnli-s, curves anil sudden turns of Ktrei'ts. All those pleasant confluences or deviation!) of thoroughfares give char- acterful groupings of homes or shops, and racli pleasant place is a cozy little neighborhood ot itself. One long, sinuous street trails here and there through the town half way up the ragged rocks that fcklrt tlie bay. Little streets and lanes pop Into this from tho bluffs above or jump off abruptly to the wharves below In tho most unexpected fashion. On the one side are the square mansions of tho olden families, standing sturdily under gombrol roofs and tremendous chimneys, and looking out upon those rows of noble elms whtctraro the glory of all New England towns. On the other every manner of olden or later conceivable vocation which suggests of the sea is piled in narrow lane, compact little court, or In the snuggest of quarters alongside the slips and wharves. THE WHOI.B POPULATION. But In this one long and crooked thoroughfare the whole population, fisher folk, shop folk, factory folk and good folk, nil can bo seen in a day's time. It is tho life artery ,to old Gloucester. Wherever else any of her affairs may originate, they here receive their final discussion and settlement. You could ship a score of crews for the banks, borrow a Bullion of dollars, build n dozen vessels, burgain for the whole output of American Isli, arrange all affairs of municipal politics or settle the local requirements of religion and society In ten minutes here. It tho Rialto o£ the quaint old seaport. And tho muscle, brightness and merry familiarity of fishermen and landsmen, rli-h folk and common folk, give delightful pictures not often found for study in our own country. Then, too. there is a ruddiness and heartiness In the faces of these people, all of -whom live beside or upon tho sea, which is rare and noteworthy. It may not bo so, but I half imagine that tho rugged, hearty lives which have corne out of centuries of contented tolling upon and beside the sea are given a mold nnd typo of their own. In any event, in no other American city can you find physically such splendid men and women. There is a free, ample grace In every movement and pose of these unlettered men that should win the artist here. And non-hero In any land are there such types of form and feature, as. may. bo seen in thousands of these Gloucester maidens. Glowing eyed, straight, withy, clastic in step, elated in carriage, perfect in form, and with faces radiant In light and color, nor to Normandy, Tuscany or Seville need painters go for types or Inspiration, when In unknown old Gloucester such witching maidens dwell. The fishermen of Gloucester arc a noble class of men. I know something of the ways and character of those of Norway, Yarmouth, Holland, Biscay and those of Cuba, the Bahamas and our own Key West. All those as a whole ore far more picturesque, but are a sod and sodden lot; slaves to their toil, their superiors nnd to sloth and drunkenness. But at Gloucester It Is different. You cannot find tho world over the same number of men engaged In'any arduous and daring vocation so thoroughly men- from birth to death. THE FOREIGN ELEMENT. The large foreign clement among the Gloucester fishermen comprises the very best o£ fishermen from other lands. They are .Canadians, from tho lower provinces, Swedes, Norwegians and Portuguese from Faval, In tho Azores. The mon from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland form a goodly portion, and are among the very best of Gloucester flsher- inon and citizens. They make excellent skippers and are universally superb seamen. Those from Norway and Sweden, usually seamen, ore a hardy lot, and are prized for tho unvarying dependence placed upon them. The Portuguese who, along during the century, migrated from Portugal to the Azores, have from time to time come to New Bedford, Boston or Salem, and finally have gradually settled here. They occupy a distinct portion of Gloucester known as "Portuguese hill," are Industrious, thrifty, sober, and own neat cottage homes in their picturesque little community. So that from all these sources, there having gathered here and become inbred with the native'population a variety of foreign peoples, the effect upon Gloucester hua been to furnish a city of conspicuously cosmopolitan character. Unclaunlsh races having come; good health, good morals and good purpose being predominant; the Incoming and blending' of blood having progressed for nearly two centuries,' so remarkable a community exists here that, aside from the interest attaching to the pursuit of the oldest known industry of (Ishlng, and to the innumerable varying scenes and incidents of a coastwise life rife with all sea lore and tokens, I know of no American community so worthy the attention ot those who pass lives In the, study of social problems and of the relations nnd the well being of men.—Edgar L. Wakeman in New York Mull and Express. .. • • THE MARKETS. CHICAGO, Feb. 1 Following were the quotations on tho board ot tradeto-dajr; Wheat—No. 3 February, opened T6J$e, closed T6)^oj March, opened 70^0, closed IOH-%0 aaked; May, opened SlJic, closed 8i^->4o- Corn—No. a February, opened «5io, closed 47%o nominal; March, opened 48c, closed 48^0 nominal; May, opened EBJ.JC, dosed &2^o. Oau-No. 2 May, opened and closed SSa. Porlt-February, opened $1120 bid; cloned 114.90 nominal; May, opened 14.0ft, closed 114.67^. Lard—February. opened tr.WJi closed f7.62)4 nominal. IJre stock—The Union Stock yards report th» following prices: Hog*—Market opened fairly active and firm; best grade* 60 higher; light grades, $5.00^6. Hi; rough packing, $5.00(^5.15; mixed lou, J5.00a5.t5; beury packing and shipping lots, $A.30&5.rQ. Cattle-Good beeves strong, $4.JO@5.10; common, dull, S3 OOuJ.4.00; conn, Jl.7iaa.00; etockera, JJ.2ia8.00; feeder*, J2.?5((18.0J. Sheep—Good to choice, $.t.60@B.lfl| westerns, f 4 60-3.110; common, $8.00(34.00; Umbs, $5.00Q,8.iXJ, Produce; Butter—Fancy Elgin creamery, 30jJ tic per Ib; fancy dairy, !3<&24a; packing stock, 13O15o. Eggs—Fresh faOd, • It&liOa per dos; Ice-boose, 15t&iao. Dressed poultry—Chickens, 8H®Do per Ib; turkeys, &4,8c; ducks, SvilOo; geese, Sii'Ja Potatoes—85(a«6o per. bu; swesi potatoes, $2.6034.00 per bbL Apple*-Choice, M.86&8.50 per bbL Cranberries-Belt »cd cherry, $9.00 per bbl; Bell and bugle, $».*}. Kew York. H«wYoi«.Feb. 1 Wheat-Dull; No. 1 ted Ktate. 88^0; No. t do, CO^o; No. 8 red winter February, 89}£o; do March, tos^c. Cora—Dull; No. D mind cash, dl^c; do February, (UJ4o; do March, 60».ic, Oaw—Quiet; No. 1 white Mate, 4S4f*S>»c: NO. * do, 41140; No. 8 mlxsd February, SS}«c; do MarcK 88J4C. Rjrs—Dull and unchanged. Barley—Nominal Pork—Dull; 1-yeax old uxaa. $15,00. Lard—February and liarch. $.'«; May, $796. Lire stock: CalU*—Ouod, falrl/ aoUn, and • <9uda nrraar; Ulterior to medium, dull and a tna- Uoo lower: poor to prlnw sleor*. $i.e0^t,40; extra da., *5.SC<tAri. B!W»S) tat it«m«itd aad ttrm la early Uadta* bat •**»«• tmtofi the fiaMt: »h»,p, J4.TJ^84J»1 Ho»»—HU »M»«M». ?f«w Fri%ttir« In T!nhM<> TtUtrlnj-. The Invonfor of a now mrthod of Inno- wnt amu.iemr-nt is n-piibljo benefactor. The ulsters of Frnnlc. \YIU and Dnn Beard, the well known nrt !.•••>, Illustrators and lecturers, have introduced a new pastime into fnshlormhli; suburban society which soems likely to monopolize much of tho jollity of innny country parties. It Is _ new fpnturo of these bnhble parties which enjoyed some little popularity three years n^o. It is culled a "bubble rnnee." Tlie furniture of the rango Is very simple and consists principally of a long and narrow stand some throo and a hall feet.hiijh. The top Is flvo feet long and one in width nnd la covered with felt. At one end are two short uprights five or six inclirs apart. Tho other things necessary art) Koine common clay pipes, a boivl ot snap and water and Bomo favors euc-h as are plvcn at progressive euchro. Tho way these things are nsod Is something like this: A girl puU a pipe between her i-iwy lips and blows a moderately large soap bubble. Bhe holds it np to the light for a moment and says: "Isn't It beautiful?" Then she drops it on the range. It bursts. She blows another, and keeps on blowing until she has one which will not ppniy when it touches the table. Tho young man who Is trying his skill siauils at flici end of the range and tries to blow tho bubble between the two uprights opposite. He does the same with any given number of irridescent globes. The others In the party try, and there Is all Imaginable fun and laughter. The one of euch six whosncceeds oftenest gets a f ivor, and those also who get the least number of bubbles between the uprights. Afterward, of course, and depending upon the time of the party, there la a lunch or supper and dance.—New York Evening Ban. . Lincoln Neror Head • Novel, ' While Eilwln Forrest was playing an engagement at Ford's theatre, Mr. Carpenter spoko to the president one day of the actor's fine interpretation of tlie character of Richelieu, and advised him to witness the performance. The conver-r Ballon occurred In the presence of Senator Harris, of New York. "Who wrote the play?" asked the president o{ Mr. Car- I>enter. "Bulwer," was tho reply. "Ah!" he rejoined, "well, I know Uul- wer wrote novels, but I did not know h» was a play writer also. It may seem somewhat strange to say," he continued, "but I never read an entire novel in my life." Said Judge Harris, "Is it possl- blef" "Yes" returned the president, "it Is a fact. I once commenced 'Ivan- hoc,'but never finished it." 1IOCK K.4I.LH. -f-Mrs. John Swaub is quite ill. , +Corn and oate coming in pretty lively,—better than for some time; also, rye. '-•-Mr. W. N. Harrison established a branch at Minneapolis during his're cent visit there, for the sale of his hand planter. ,, -(-Mr. Moses Belt, of Lake View (formerly Fletcher), Iowa, is visiting Truman Culver. He was a comrade of Mr. Culver's in the army. +Mr. J. K Durstine's Bible class of the Congregational Sunday school, made up a party and went out in sleighs to his house, and spent the evening'delightfully. -H Harry, 12-year' old son of Mr. J. P. Russell had his right foot badly crushed in the horse power of a corn-sheller yesterday afternoon. Dr. Morrill dressed the injured member. +A man named John Fraster, molder In the Keystone, was hit over the head, about 1 o'clock this afternoon with a molder's tamping iron, by Wash. Rubright. The blow was a terrible one, cutting a gash to the bone and knocking him senseless. Dra. Morrill and Edson attended the sufferer. Rubright was taken before Justice Cadwell, States Attorney Stager prosecuting. He was bound over in $400 to the February term of the circuit court. -t-Young ladies of Rock Falls did themselves great credit in the party which they gave last night at the residence of Mr. H. F. Batcheller. It was distinctively a leap-year party, it being under the exclusive management of four young ladies, as follows: Misses Nettie Packer, Mary : Dietrich, Fay Batcheller and Jean McNeil, who arranged every detail with skill, and who, mindful of man's physical wants provided, also, a most elegant' repast, which was served at 10 o'clock.' The evening was spent in games, music and social chat, and all present entered heartily into the spirit of the occasion, the young man being for the nonce converted Into .coy belles modest'and blushing, the young ladies into elegant, stately, courteous, obliging beaux. It was an occasion anxiously looked forward to, and at its close by unanimous consent It was agreed that Rock Falls young ladles accomplished as they are In the charms and graces of womanhood, likewise excel in the art of entertaining. Following are the names of the "escorts and the young gentlemen accompanying them: Mrs. and Mr. Cunningham, Mrs. and Mr. W. N. Haskell, Mrs. and Mr. Dan Brown, Mrs. and Mr. Grant Landls, Miss Ida Palmej and Mr. 1.1. Bush, Miss Winnie Brlggs and Mr. Ed. Tumbleson, Miss Lizzie Cue and Mr. Charles Hall, Miss Amy Armstrong and Mr. Ambrose Adair, Miss Jennie Lewis and Mr. Will Palmer, Miss Lizzie Fowler and Mr. Philip Smith, Miss Fay Batoheller and Mr. Frank Brlggs, Miss Nettle Packer and Mr. Lou Smith, Hiss Mary Dietrich and Mr. Arthur Emmltt (Nelson), Miss Jean McNeil and ft'r. Harry Kadel, Miss Agnes McNeil and Mr. Frank Ely. • Dr. C. M. Wheeler's office, over I. Wolfs store. Chronic diseases and diseases of woman my specialty, tf. Mlelgh Bide Bad Sociable. The Rock Falls Congregational church will hold a sociable at Fred. Yep ward's, Friday evening, February 3d. Conveyances will call at J. J. Allison's at 0:30 p.m. ' to Murkeu. The following are the closing quota tions of grain, cattie and hogs on th* Chicago market, repotted eapectaily fortheOAZKTTS by w.8. McCrea & Co. Wheat— #ij»e May; ; 75J,c; cash; easy. Corn— 52*ic May; 41,'gfl cash; ea«y. ' Oafa— aa?»a May; £>« cmsh; quiet Jc-ork— »14.6S HofJ-swtlve; 8 high«r. Cattl*— **«?*; trio* higbu. Bride* Xotlre. Sealed biMa will be received for build- Ing a briclpe over Winnabngo ditch, one nnd ono-ha!f miles north of Deer Grove station. Plans and specifications for the same may be seen at the First National Rank, Sterling. Said bridge is to be built by Hahnaman township and Whlteside county, jointly; the county paying one-half the costs of said bridge. Bids should be sent to II. A. Batchel ler, Rock Falln, Ills., on or before Feb. 9th, 1888. The commissioners and Su pervisors having the matter in charge reserve the right to reject any or all bids. H. F. BATCHELI.ER, ) W. A. SANBORN, [ Supervisors. JOHN D. FENTON, ) JAMES LF.AHT, ) HEvnr Dunn, V Road Com. JOHN RENNKR, ) d!01w& The"C. H. S." is the finest 10 cent cigar on the market. The "Velvet" and 97 for a 5 cent smoke can't be beat. First class dealers, C H. Seloff, manufacturer, tf KTew OrieiB* "Hard! February eth to isth, Inclusive, the C. B. A Q. R. R. Co. will sell round trip tickets to New Orleans for 825, good for return until March 1st, 1888. dlOOwfi Tnn CHILD RECOVERED^—My little girl, aged seven yeais, was afflicted with a severe cough and cold. She could not sleep but coughed almost Incessantly. I was Induced by a friend to try Chamberlain's Cough Remedy and was astonished at the immediate relief it gave her and the cure it produced. ] would not be without it In the house for any price. I have tried many remedies for coughs and colds, but this Is superior to anything I have ever tried. Prof. J. M. MKHAN, Capitol City Commercial College, Des Molnes, Iowa Sold by Strlckler & Boorse. tf ATTENTION! I Invite your attention to the (act that I bare WOBTH OF BOOTS SHOES Of the vory best qu&llty, which I will sell at and below COST, aa I wish to retire from business. I kindly Invite every_-body, and especlu'ly my old customers, to come and prom by this sale. This Is no catchpeuny affair, but It Is a Pair and Square Sale, And as.I have a lante stock of FIrst-Class Uoota and Shoes, you will have a chance . to get nucb bargains that were never heard of before. C10TTLIEB HKBSLEK. 117 East Third Street. ACADEMY OF MUSIC To-Might. YANK NEWELL'S ORIGINAL Muldoon's Picnicl A Comedy that baa mad* all Am erica Laufb. NEW • ' SONUS, NEW MUSIC, KBW DANCES SM the Laughing Donkey, "JERKY." PRIDES 36 and GO. Ho ex'ra [charge for served sett*. TICKETS AT FULLER'S. Ladle* Pebble Cleat Batten, SI SO Hen* Lace, Button and Co»jcre»», » 8C- Children* Kid and tioat Button, «O Htaaea Kid and Goat Button. 1 *& W1NTKB «OOI>a AT COST. D. W HOPKINSON. Schiffmacker, Have oil, hand a "big stoc/c of Live Cedar (Posts, the "best J&ichigan Soft (Pine Lumber, all kinds of (Building JdaUrial, Sash, @oors and (Blinds, .Coal, Lime, Cement, J±&ir, etc., 6tc. " Everything at Lowest J£ar~ Test (Prices. A big advantage in dealing with us is that you can get your loads without going over the railroads. M»« «f ****** MtA «•}** Pfcife. *t*.Me- *•*<•«• fluua*, fate* «**»!>** ICE AT THIS TIME OF THE YEAR IS ' KEPT- OJf (DRAUGHT ' A. R. HENDRIGKS, IT IS JUST SPLENDID!! Is the verdict of all who drink it. Drawo from the fat Foilaio in ff hiteside Comity. OPPOSITE CALT HOUSE. COLUMN. We're below the market on beans. January trade so far has been with os. Colder weather ccmong;' bat we have our ..trait in, - - Another lot of those fine Florida Rns- sett Oranges, sweet and nice, 25 cents per dozen. Try our (Bitters's (Preserves in 5 pound pails at lower isri&e than elsewhere in ^ the city- Choicest neur (P ersian^ates 10 cents per pound. Come and trade with n> and we will save you money. If yon want a fine tomato we have them at wholesale price. Oar Java, and Mocha and Java Coffoea, are the finest pat up, and richer than any pnt np in one and two pound packages. Try onr Maple Byrap and Sngar. Our 50c Jap.Tea is a "hummer." It is a bargain by 16c per pound. If yon want the beat mixed Coffee lor the money, buy our Parada, 35c a pound. ,It ia rich in flavor and strength. ATTENTION! I cannot nay that I hare the largest stock of & K.O O JSR-I E2S) In Storting, or that I sell lower than any other uouae, but will give you an Idea ot my Btoclc and I*riceH, And let you J udge for yourself. January t, USS <P2S Backs Minnesota Flour; the yery beat Patent. «1.M per sack. 370 bushel Potatoes at $1.00 per biuhel. <» barrels Eocene and Bnow White OU: Snow Whlth 13c per gallon. 40 boxes Klrk'R, Fairbanks, Procter & Gamble's Laundry Boap: $ to 6 cents per bar Over aoo boxes Toilet Soap at 8 to lo cent* per 800 pounds Smoking and Cbewlog Tobacco, trom SS to 80 cents per pound. 600 pounds Starch. 8 to 10 cents per pound. Over 600 pound* Baking rowder, 3J to 40 cent* per pound. Besides, Sugars. Teat. Codecs, SYBUPS, SPICES, Extracts, Foreign and Domestic.Fruits, Green and Dried, aud a LARGE STOCK Of other article* too nnmeroui to mention. F ease compare my stock and price* with others and nee whether they are entitled to claim tha "Ifuigest Block and Lowest Price* la the City."' . Beapeotfully, L. i». JOHNSON, I! 1M !5 vo ! utlontM<!ltt «' »<»•« dor. BKU>e Uut halt rentury. . Not «a*t among the woudera ot Inven- •!»».Pro»£»*»U a metnod and jyjftm of work that can be performed all over the country without separatiM to* vorken from tbulr horcea. ray liberal; ifty one ran ao the work; oithsriex louiig or old ; no speolsl ability required. Cai^ t&l not cowisd, you an started Snw, Cut thu out aod return to us *nd wo will *««d you JACOB EISELE,. Has already received his Fall Stock! Cassimeres - AND Woolens! R flEer lot of goods never was brougnt to this city. ask yon • to call, for he knows you will do it withoai waiting for an invitation, CHICAGO REAL ESTATE. Heine eonnreted with an old experl- rleneed RKAfc KMTATK firm In Chicago, I have at all ilmea choice City and unburban property for Bale. Lota, also acres, for Bub-dlvlding Into lota. Chicago la xrowin K rapidly ; real estate In Increasing In value ; an In- vratment there !• anre to pay bl* Interest. I can elte many inataneea where property, both lota and aerea. have more than doubled In value In the paat six uontha. Jnnt now 1 have two extra good bargalna to offer. Also, •pme hooaea In Mterlluff, and two coed farma near Hterlln*. »••"*» J. V. KMSI1TT, Sterling, m. T ry one and you'll smoke no other. Bold only fay BEA FBA8EO, who also keeps choice brands or Tobacco, cigars, pipes, and flue con fectlonary at lowest pricfit- rvKOPLE in U of Pumps will I please bear in * mind that we manufacture ths Skeleton Iron Pumps both Lift and For Pumps, adapted/tor hand use or for at-- tachlng t o ep or , r -, and -'we sell them at very reasonable prices, and warrant them to be all right in every respect Buy Yon* Puinpa at Home and from First Hands. Call at the NOVELTY' WOBKS and see these pumps and get our prices before you make a purchase, aa we will save you 1 money. Novelty Iron Works. ou rer «>« ot treat miue and tmpartan.-a to you' Ui*l will iUnyoq In buoioeaa. whluh will briar right away, ttuui ***• Be warded ar* those who read this iiao then act; tUey will find honorabla . . employment that wlU not tak« them .'romtholr homes and families. Tha prodr" Bra «Hfo aud mire <or every Icdustrloi-s i. t ,.., m»uy aave mittle and »™ now maki • -,, v,i j bumireddol.sraaujonai. It !• ?a»\ h r »,v,!,;. to makfi ts and upwmrfls per day. wi.,, •* taworls. Either nex. young oroid; .^pltul ",.c n«»<ied; we start you, jfrerytlilHif uei • •5*cl»l ability re^uir^; you. «ad«r, etui di. u aA ^.St.W^^WrtJJIo^.irt.osK.tara-- "*

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