Sterling Standard from Sterling, Illinois on March 18, 1897 · Page 12
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Sterling Standard from Sterling, Illinois · Page 12

Sterling, Illinois
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Thursday, March 18, 1897
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M BI »ftS£M8LE FOR INRTITUI.-. taach -Adby Frof*. 8, B, Borsti-A Ge*Mt;Jn*t|tuti». The Teachers' Institute, under tL« auspices of the Whiteslde Count j Teachers' Association, was held in Eoek Falls, comraenclng Friday evening; closing session this afternoon. The meeting Friday night was held la the Congregational church. The large auditorium was filled with teachers from nearly every town in the conntj. There were also many outsiders present from Ilock Falls and Sterling. From 7:Sd to 8 o'clock a general so-, clal and hand-shake was indulged ifa. A committee met and welcomed each one as they entered at the doors. At 8 o'clock the meeting was called to order br Prof. Charles H. Marcy, of the Tampico Jschools, Vice ^President of the Association. The first number of the program was a solo by Miss Mame McAllister, "The Song That Reached the Heart," t Mrs. '.Winnie Coward organist. This was a very pretty song. After a prayer by the pastor of the church, Rev. H. A. Kern, the President introduced Mayor B,. L. Leltch, of Rock Falls, who welcomed the teachers of Whlteslde county to Rock Falls. The Mayor's Welcome. My mind goes back to my first public school I attended in Chicago, now'torn down for a more imposing edifice; 'to my first teacher, Miss Marrlner, strict, stern and conscientious, Iwbo carried out her rules by the aid of the rattan, yet she was successful. I see a differ- anlnd reverts^back to those day's. There is none hereto fill me with awe and terror as she did. We of Rock Falls are glad to see you "here. The interchange of thought is beneficial to the town. I represent the people of the town when I say we believe in a practical education 1 lor the boys and girls. I don't.mean by that, Latin and Greek, but the essential studies; not too many frills and fads. I believe music to be one of 'the frills. ,We welcome you from all over the county aud know our people will entertain in-B manner becoming your "honorable profession. In regard to the Union, Township High.School, you all know we have 'repeatedly voted it down. It was not because we do not believe in a higher education for wo do, but we do not •want to have it built in Sterling and have our children take that long walk, and cold one across the bridg'e in the \ winter time, and be forced te pass that Jong line of saloons after they cross the river. - We would very much like to have it here if that were possible. In behalf of theipeople of" Rock Falls I again welcome you here. Response by Prof. H. L. Chaplin. In behalf of the teachers of the coun- • ty I thank you for your welcome, Mr, Mayor. I thank you for your open homes for us,, all for the ' interest of the teachers and their comfort and we hope to be able to leave something here that will be of benefit to you, and if any good grows out of our meeting here, we will feel that our comtrife has notbeen in-:vain_ It Is fitting that the institute should be held here, for we know, Mr. Mayor, we believe in education and sobriety which the schools and churches are trying to bring about. We believe that with your mills and panal you are destined to become one of the greatest cit•, Jes of the State. When the steamboats ply into the port of Rock Falls your • dreams will be realized. We accept your hospitality and would like to stay 51 a month, and visit all your industries. We, as teachers, feel the "responsibilities of our profession and the many * «vils we have to contend with, not the «vlls of demonetization but the «vll our boys have to contend with. . \ The good time. willjaot_jaune until we all turn our faces tcfthe Great Onq. Dissolution is too common.and we wljl look for prosperity in vain' with existing evils. If the teacher Is ti ue, this may be somewhat remedied and to the boys we look for great results. The mass of people must be pure else Jess than three decades will show the close of this great Republic, We need frugality and economy, and one must be Ms brother's keeper, One must be an American in its truest eenee. We in- fite jou to these meetinge.for we want to draw the home and the school nearer together. , . . Tha Bock Falls High School Quwr totte then sang a pretty t eelection. The quartette is composed of Misses Mabel OiarkeoB, Effie - Mingle and Messrs. John and Clj de KadeJ, Organist,Ml8s "JSisie Leiteh. Miss Mabel Washington then ren- • dered one of her inimitable recitations ' - which brought the bouse down. It was '•« *a account of an Irish witness before a f, foJlee court She respoudfd to an en, «0rt in a "Fairy 1 airy place" that was vary funny. ••. ./••': '""'.'•' , I saw sail heard dur- Bajf brif to the liteols Btate Teaeh- If, f* from sneh p^c?9 as ho? 5 imeh i« one curried away by them." I •vill present to you that which struck .>ne moat forcibly; a paper by Dr. James • >t the'ChScago University, the subject was, "Theme of the College of today." How the college might be nearer home to us. Many parents should and do >neoarage the higher education but are not financially able to accept it. The public school is not Just what.the people would like it to be. ' The High School should be transferred Into colleges and Instead have universities; for the colleges are to a great extent a repetition of the High School. Colleges are what you get from books and ^Unl- versltles Is new thought. A college in every township is what I favor. I do not like the idea of young ladies and young men leaving home influences to go to college In other cities. Too many ;times the evil tendencies away from home ruin them. This would not occur if we had colleges In the townships. Then again many would,attend who are not unable to find money to go away with. The men we have the better public men we will ;bave. A county college is also a good thing, for there a business course might be received and diplomas given; also literary, language and scientific courses,. and all these can't be done at the present High School. The township and county colleges might be had with but a little extra tax." The free text book system was also discussed there and favored. Address by Prof. S. B. Hugh. • Prof. Hursh had the same subject for his address given him by the Asso ciation. He laid "There were from 600 to 1,000 teachers there each year to the State Association. One can't pic lure the great good he-obtains -there I'he best spirits of the land were there.' He told of the fun to be had there also and the ride to and from Springfielc He then spoke of "Educational Aims. The world is growing better. • There has been a great change In Northern Illinois since the day of the prairies. To subdue them was the great thought. We have passed beyond that. Wo need a practical education; that which tends to the growth of the soul is the piactitfftl. The ideal life 4s the practical life. -There are five arts: architecture, sculpture, painting, music and literature. The last named reaches more emotions in the soul than any other. It Is essential in a boy's life. It is the refinement of life. Let them feel the power of it.> Give the boy the good and he will not want the bad. Art moves the emotions. The emotions must be reached and art is the avenue to It. The aim today is for spirituality. We must move the finer feelings. Keep the child right and when he is old he will not depart from it; —A recitation by Miss Alberta Stowellj of Morrison, was next and she showed great powers of elocution. Her change from one character to Another was wonderful. She responded to an encore. The evening program closed with a duet by Misses Mabel Clarkson and Elsie Leitch. The Hprnlnc Session 6:30 o'clock found the High School room of the Ro'ck Falls school nearly full of teachers from all over the county. The roll call showed many present. " ~Sbl6;by~MrsTKatie~: Raymond, Miss Nettie Ly on organist. Scripture reading and prayer by Rev. F. H. Gardener of thQ Methodist church. •'-''• • , Reading of the minutes of the last session by the Secretary, Miss Parmalee, which met at Morrison, Oct. 24, 1896. • W. H. Scott then talked on "Hints to the Young Student," said just the time the boy or girl enters the school they become students. We can not be too thorough in the ground work. There is no stopping places to catch up what has been lost. Then let us be careful and weigh all things well. They should listen to the Instructors, we older ones as'well as the younger ones. The Great Teacher is 'faithful to us and we should be just as faithful to Him as well as to the instructors. Let us early pick out the essentials from the non essentials. Too soon in the city schools students are rushed Into the sciences. Too frequent the nervous system is. damaged. Let us remember that our parents had but meagre recourse to text books. Can it be possible that from these books they solved what we have such trouble to when we have all the Improved methods and paraphernalia of today ? 'Can it be possible that mother and grandmother clothed their minds from such crude books? Now let ns be* sure that 'the grand work is solid.before the superstructure is started.^ Let us ffljjc In much good literature. Let me compliment the people of Rock Falls on the Heading Rooms just started but do not fill the shelves with trashy books. Men will call you blessed when you are old. Let us cement the foundation stones well. Let us build.well f Let us be so that cur spiritual lives will keep on. Duet, Misses Jean Atkins and Alia Petris, "The Old Fashioned Bonnet Mother Wore,'" not to If Is fiftt wholly to fompll* fact", Th« teacher should well nnrfmtftntl th« topic before coming; to thevrecUfttion. The personal infltienee of the tesehsr is very essential. Many pupils bays become discouraged by not having the teacher giving personal attention. The teacher should vary his course of instruction. The best methods become monotonous to the pupil If kept up from day to day,' The Ideal recitation Is that in which no book Is nsed, yet this is dangerous to the inexperienced. Persona 1 ! questions relating to the study is very frequently a great help. The cultivation of manners finds much scope in the model recitation. After a short recess a duet by little folks, Kitty Miles land Floyd; Dudley, of Room 1, was a fine thing. "I'll take care of you Grandma," was the title. Treasurer W. R. Kirk reported over 815 in the treasury. "Drawing," Miss Anna Mobney, formerly of the Wallace teacher in Chicago. Her work has bean in the eighth grade, Drawing should be freely used by the teacher. The pupil should be left to find out as much for j himself as possible. First, economy in use of paper. The paper should be filled. Second; never use a rubber. Shading Is hoped to undo the error. Pencils sharpened by large flat end. The outline should not appear in the shading. Copy, other sketches and thus will one blend In with their own other good points. * Vertical lines always remain vertical. On all spherical bodies the shade begins a little ways from the edge. She illustrated her talk by the black'bbard, and'.; made the principle of drawing very clear to.theaudience;even to those who cannot draw a simple object. She c6mmenced her talk and illustrations at-11-o'clock -and-toolc-up-alLtheJime in a very, interesting manner until the noon hoar, and not being finished she resumed the work in the afternoon. The following teachers are present: . FDWOif". , '"'...'• Prof. Abram Ebersole..' . first aad second grade*, first by c'lsy rfiouldinga. It »»dft 8 Tecf interesting study. Scfpt, Chsplia spoke » few words In praise of Mr. Wetzell'* work la Sterling School. It was toted to retain the present of- ffcers.of the Association With the exception of Secretary Miss Parmelee, who declined to serve andM.". Burcb, of Morrison, was elected,' A vote °* thanks wad tendered Mies Annie Mooney, of Chicago, for her excellent talk on subject of drawing. A vote of thanks was also tendered the citizens of Rock Falls' for their kind hospitality. , The next meeting of the Association will be held at Erie, May 14 and 15. Owing to the lateness of the hour the remainder of the program was deferred and,the meeting closed (4:15) with recitation by Miss Alice Payne, of Jordan. "'.... GOODBYE TO THE The Fnnioun Swamp to be Made a Corn Field, HAVING the interest of my ' Jn the business heretofore known under the film name of Myers & Eahleitiatp, I take this «Pff rt "J^i *ty to inform the general public that I will cam on the business at the old stand with a lull &«« complete line of , Drugs^ Staiiottery, Perfumes, Paints, Oils, Glass, Putty, Wall Paper, ' * • i -"•-•-' ' I ALSO have the Largest and Best Selected stock of WALL PAPER in the city, and to all who' contemplate papering I can give SPECIAL INDUCEMENTS that will save them money. HOPING TO RECEIVE my share of your patronage, I remaiii, •••'., Very respectfully, * HOCK FALLS., Samuel Wetzell Mrs. Katie Raymond J. M. Hays ,. Miss Frederic* Blsley : Miss WlDnlfred Butler. NOKTHHUME.- W. H. Scott. ' - OA1.T. ', • • \ • F. B. Morgarldge Miss I.ulu Bowles MALTK.nN. James B. Jlorrls. ALJiANY. Catherine Hanks . Mary Robinson." Leonard 0. Wood Adella M. Wood. •MOHEIBON, • ;".. Miss Alberta StowRll. Miss Louise Mann J, H. Martin Miss Daisy Pond Martha Burns. Clinton Herald: And now we are to lose the,dear old^Meredosla. A ruth less Eockford man, Engineer D. W Mead, is at work on plans for a levee by which a large part of the Meredosla B warn pis to be reclaimed. This big ewatnp, the delight of the sportsma^ during the duck season, contains 8,000 acres of the richest BOll in that State, but during the time of the year when it is most valuable, it IB flooded over. It is situated between the Mississippi and Rock rivers and, during the water season, it connects the 'two rivers, forming a great island. Engineer Mend represents a-company of bondholders who propose erecting levees to protect the land from Inundation, thus reclaiming it for farming purposes. For fifty years the,;'Do8la has been famed far and wide as one of the finest wild fowl resorts in the West. Sad to say, civilization demands corn be planted where rubber boots and mallards are accustomed to flock. Sic transit 'Dosia—that is to say, such is life. WAS LIKE FINDING MONEY. J. K. ESHLEMAN Bright Jewels Shine Like golden ingots from , frorn the rich and beautiful display by E. W. Blossom. Here Is the place to get them with certainty that you will., get what you think you are getting, where no misrepresentations are made a'nd where reasonable prioea rule. Of course you are looking for novelties. So are we, and we get the best offered in market. Watches, etc., carefully repaired by skilled workmen First National Bank CTdg. _ No. IS E. 3d St.. Sterling. E. W. BLOSSOM. . LYNDON Messrs: p. E. Hurd tuta FJetcBer * ol It is "TUe BtwHuUon" by Viot. CJms. The beat recitation i* that which will he beat thought* of the . ' Arthur Manning ' , . E. W. MlUer '••> '• Mesflames: . MayOrowell Misses: '.•'•' ,' . . ' Viola McKorg Kitty Holt Oeitrude J. Doulgas Ida See Myrtle Baker Frances Weaver ROCK "J7 AI..LS. Supt. H. N. Foltz ' ( Misses: . . • . • J '...'•'• Matel Worthmgton Mary McNeil •... Josle Barrett ' «• Nellie "Woodford Lydliv A. Crow BTKBLINO. . ' • Supt . S. B. Hursli Supt. H. L. Chaplin Supt. H. V. Baldwin Mr. "W. T. Tuttle ' Misses: Harriet B. EBtorly Mabel G. Waldo Bertha M. Forbes Anne Edwards IdaMarron ' Mary R. Dillon Luella Delp Laura M. ^ll&m Carrie Pratt Nellie G. Miller Emma Btezler Iiene Baasett Jennie Hoak Marearet.Hax . « . Marlon Adami Mabel Treasher Mrs. Emma Ed wards Mra. Alice Scott The .session Saturday afternoon closed a very . successful institute, for the teachers of Whlteside county. It was unanimously conceded to have been one where much good was derived. . Much time was given to drawing, having two successful teachers in that line present, tt was thought best to give them a good deal of the time. The teachers in the country school claim they have not the time to give to drawing that the city teachera have, yet the principles given were excellent to. those not young students and those who never expect to. teach. . The afternoon session of the Whiteside County Teachers' Association convened at 1:30 o'clock with a piano duet for the opening by Misses Gertrude McCarty and Nettie Lyon. Many sentiments and thoughts 4rom Enoch Ardea were then given by the various teachers, although it was found that this noted poem was not aa familiar as it ought to be. Prof. Hnrsh and were given a vote of thanks for their work along the line of class exercise by the Fourth Header pupils of the Oomo school by W. T, Tuttle. Six of the class only were able to attend: Shirley Barrett, Orient Olds, Addle Olds, Bernice Patridge, Fred Barrett. They $rst read from "The History of Detroit." The exercise was varied, eo that much history and geography was brought out. At the conclusion Miss Mooney.. resumed her talk ,and illustration on drawing which the noon hour out short. Commencing with the principles of drawing she illustrated from the crudest articles such as cubes and cooes to more diuicult objects. She exhibited many epecimena of work by her pupils in Chicago both good aad bad. A pleasing feature was of & am»\l boy How Near John HofTmolater Came to Getting Six Dollar* for Nothing. John HofEmelster, -a well known young farmer of Palmyra, came wlth- ,in one yesterday of getting six dollars for nothing; He. went into the 'Bee Hive dry goods store, in Dixon, to pur-: chase a pocket-book, In.the lot that were shown him there were two-be- ,tween which it was difficult for him to choose. He finally determined which one he liked best, paid a half dollar and pocketed It. A bystander, out of curiosity, picked up the other pocket- and carelessly opened It and- found six dollars In it. The clerk stared, so' did Hoffmeister, 'and most of all, : the man who had the pocket-book containing the money. It can only be conjectured how the bank bills came to be there, but it is certain that it occurred before the book reached the Bee Hive store.' This is not an advertisement to get a run on a job lot of pocket-books, but It is a fact, and the thing .won't happen again in a thousand years, Wonder Flour ;.-;, Having purchased a large quantity of Wonder and Silver King Flour, I am going to give my custom„ eru the benefit of very Low ''• Prices for the next fifteen • days. Every sack guaranteed. -If you want one of the best Crackers on the '•':•'. market, try the Iten. .A . . full line of Canned Goods, ; Dried Fruits, Pickles and • : other Groceries always on « hand/ ': :. : _: :;.i : : _•/:',• ALL'-'^'^ .-'••'.•.. LADIES are requested to call at the .store' WEDNESDAY and ; THURSDAY, March 17th and 18th. Eeppectfully, ' W.W.HASKELL. FRJENDS SURPRISE THEM. Mr. and Sirs. Fred Buck the Victims of a v ,_ Jolly Oatherlng 1 . . . Forty ,of the friends of Mr, and Mrs Charles' Buck gathered at the home of that worthy couple Saturday evening to 'commemorate the sixty-fourth, anniversary of the birth or Mr. Buck, who was unaware of the party to Jbe given in his honor until the arrival v of the guests. The evening was very pleasantly passed playing cards, singing and 4n social intercourse. During the evening an elaborate repast was^seryed. The party was an unusually pleasant one and was given as a token of the high esteem in which Mr. Buck is held by bis fellow townsmen. M'CUE'S NARROW ESCAPE. Hl» Horse Gets filiied up with the >V1ilf« ' ' • fle-tree. , ' John McCue, of Como, had a narrow escape on Sunday while driving down West Fourth street, In some •manner his horse got one leg over ; the whittle-tree and fell down, Fortunately assistance arrived before the entangled animal could do much damage. The thills were so badly brpkeu that,It was necessary to obtain another buggy before Mr. MeCue could continue his drive home. The horue d}d not receive any noticeable injury. v Hume Central K*umlnation. The Hupae Central was held at West Hume, four of the five schools of the town being represented by eleven pu^ plls, and four teachers. Eight pup'ila made the required average. The marks glven-were as follows: • Edward Larson, West Hume, 95 4 7. Bessie Wilkinson, West Hume, 81, John Larson, West Hume, 901-7. Boy Gaulrapp, Hume Center, 86. Oscar Wetzell, South Hume, 85 4-7, Mary Cmmiff, Hume Center, Bi 4-7, Harry Parfafidg*. North Hume,78 8-7 r 78. HIRAM MOVER, Milk and Butter Depot, Is the place to bay pure milk, cream, butter, skim milk and butter-milk, in any quantity. Orders delivered to an part of the city. No, 111 East Third Street . Q." Brand of Coffee '' - " \ • *• In Three Pound Cans , Represents Better > Coffee For the money than any other package of Coffee, 'ever offered to the . „•','•-.'• i. , ' r , ••-*«,...-.. Coffee Consumers '' * ' of Sterling,This Blend is a .Fine Java and Mo.cha. "Q- Q." stands for Quality and Quantity. Sold at $1.00 per can. J. P. Overholser f STERLING, ILL. Just Received qt the BAZAAR, An elegant line of ,. ' , Laces, Embroideries, and. Linens; the' new Embroidery RJngs-and -Needles, Special Sale on Ribbons. MRS. ^HODGES, Locust Street," second 'door 'north 'of Gait House. REAL ESTATE. Choice building lots In Court House block from 8400 up. A nice new five room house near Third Ward School fqr.8800. Monthly payments, if desired, , . Good building lots with sewer and electric light, one block west of Third Ward Park, from $125.00 to 8165.00, Lots and Acre properties and bouaea in Sterling and Roek Falls. Have a number on monthly payments—can be paid for as easy as paying rent. Farms in Whlteside, Ogle, Carroll and Lee counties. ,• 481 acres of No, 1 land, good house,* large bank barn, all tillable land, foe $42.60 per acre', 82,00tt cash, balance to suit purchaser, * 40 acres joining Rock Falls for 03,800, ,Will take town property as part pty. •. 210 acres two mile's from Stealing for ©55.00 per acre; good improvements, 480 acres In Jackson county. This Is a fine farm. What have you? . $3,000 city property for stock of merchandise of any k.iud, Loans on Real Estate and Personal Notes; best of Security., - In short, I can suit you in Sterling or Rock Falls on an exchange of any kind. . .,'.'•• •"•"•'.' '•"'-...•• .., , _ - ... . • Frank W, Walzer, ' ' i 313 Oalt Blocfe, .Sterling, Illinois,

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