Sterling Standard from Sterling, Illinois on March 18, 1897 · Page 16
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Sterling, Illinois
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Au- * OUR SCHOOLS <ss H B) Oar RegtsSar C Th« Sterling School, Visitors this week were Mrs. inent, Decker, , No. 7 had an Insect Program this af- teraooc. Buelah Smacker, Emma Bonsoh and Violet Dtitra entered No. 1. .-Man Is not solve the problem of ths nniverse, but to find oat wh«t he has to do and to restrain himself within the limits of bis comprehension. Dr. Hitchcock of Amherst College divided his students of the elate of 1891 into "smokers" and "nonsmokers" for scientific purposes. The"nonsmokers'* increased in weight twenty- four per cent, more than the smokers; in height, thirty-seven per cent.; in chest girth, 42 per cent, more, and in ittng .capacity Jeight SM four-tenths eabic Inches more.7 This is a scientific demonstration that the use of tobacco checks growth in weight, height, chest girth and more than all else in one's lung capacity. If this is true of young men so nearly grown as are college boys, what must be its effect upon younger boys. The schools are carrying a heavy load of this class of 'boys; they are old for their grades. The school is harassed and detained, but the boys themselves are the greatest sufferers. The A class of No. 6 finished their No. 2 arithmetic this week and are ready to commence No. 3 Monday. The li class 4n No. 12 are having work in compound proportion, and enjoy, it very much. . "Genius always Jives Jita bestjatjflrat;. rii!i r n" pn'«'»i by ts«» pu pits of Hi">irH t\ mill 1 V>P* n mi^rt"-^ in deed. AH connected with It are to be congratulated. The program, as carried out, was given last week in the STANDARD, Miss Buyers, of Room 2, was absent yesterday, attending the funeral of a relative. Mrs. Jervis Dinsmoor taught the pupils during the absence of Miss Buyers, Miss Ida Hinman, who has been visiting Mr Chapin, of the school, returned to her home in Maquoketaja., Tuesday. •-- . . • A "I''. _ High "Method is the hinge of business,and there is no method without order and puctuality." Prof. S. S. Hamill is delivering a coarse of lectures on elocution to a class consisting of /High School pupils and some of the 'teachers. He has made this specialty in teaching his. life work and has a thorough mastery of bis subject. At the close of, the course of lectures a public recital will be given. Tickets can be secured from members of the class, ',. ' The A class of No. 8 feel as ifj they know fractions and are ready 'for the mysteries of decimals. The history class in No. 11 have drawn maps to show'tbe routes of discoverers and explorers of the sixteenth century. Program. Given by the pupils of the School this afternoon.'; Secretary '« Report. • ' Song by School The Inauguration. ................ Charles Oreen Old Ironsides... ....... .............. Helen Davis Smithsonian Institute ........... ..;. Lewis Clarlt Recitation, "Down at the Capitol" .......... ....... ......................... Mamie Conlon Discussion — "llesolved, That Imlgratlon should be restricted to those who cannot :: ~ma ^mQvme.^l Affirmative, Jessie r;r ---OOTiid.TtiOinSS'A. Kalyj Negative, Minnie Eoerly, Walter Conner. . rianoDuet .......... Mary Oagln, Fannie O'Hato A Visit to the'CapItol.*. ............... Alice War4 llecltatlon ..... ................. Florence Dressier Recitation .......................... Cora Johnson Song ............ ...... ...... . ........ ;....?8chool The pupils of Rooms '8 and 9, will give the following program next Tuesday evening in the High School room: Rataplan. ............ ........ ........... Relnecke Reading Pledge with WIno.. ..Vlrgle Benilnger. Instrumental Trip ...... Magic Flute ...... Mozart Irma Gait, Bessie ISurdlck, Emily BfookDeld Scarf Drill The Merry Drummers ....... ... ......... Jachma'n Boys of Room 8. Songs o( Seven. ............ ... «...!' ...... ..... Oilve Buzzard, Verna Bell, Elsie Krlsman May Wllcox, Julia Lyons, Katie Mc- M&bon, Julia Coolon. * The Shower. . . — Fro;n n Trovatore. , .... .Behr Vocal Duet ........ "The Dance" ....... ."Wlegand Margie and Alma Erlsman fhp M-HIP fl til, VH.ifiy. 111., fin Sa'- urcisiy afternoon and evening, March 20, 18«5. A large attendance is expected from this and the adjoining townships. The program will be made up of good addresses and music. There will be helpful discussions. The leading farmers in the town will participate In the exercises. The speeches will be heid within twenty-flTe minutes. The committee extends a cordial invitation to everybody io atfe&nd this meeting and make it a grand success, and especially do they urge the ladies to be present. The ladles have Import-ant duties to perform on the farm and in home and are expected to attend this meeting in large numbers. As Albany farmers have devoted great attention to the culture of fruit, it is expected that quite a number from a distance will be in attendance to enjoy and profit by the fruit discussion. Every question will receive the greatest care, and attention and. those who arfl Interested in any of the various subjects will surely profit by hearing them discussed by men who have made them a special study. At this time of the year it will be of great benefit to the farmer and stock-raiser to have the opportunity to hear others tell of what has been of particular advantage to them in Some branch of farming, and may mean the gain of many dollars in a single season. of Artic?«-s Oftntrihntert TMnfeers, by TO FIGHT DIXON SINNERS. .v.Trr;-;'::;;^.. ;..... Delteimer dlrls of Room 8, • • Vocal Solo ....... "Out on the Deep" ....... Lohr WillTodd Trio ................ Gavotte. ..K. ............ B.ahr Vlrglo Ferguson, Vincent and Francis Kannaly The Seven Agea Evening Song ..... . ............ ...„". ........ Abt Girls ot Room 9. • Lincoln School. . Fifty-seven absences in the different rooms on Thursday. Measles, direct or indirect.^the cause. ——- sminations on curre: be given today to A and B grades. The Cuban Question, McKinley's Inauguration, Mark Twain's Poverty, Tea Culture in the United ^States, and other live questions of present interest will form the basis of the set of questions from which]; the young people will write. B class, Room;2, took their first; examination in geography this week. "> J. H. Byers was a visitor in the dif. ferent rooms, Wednesday, Civil_Qpverament and spelling in three grades|willibe dropped and botany for A class, physiology for B class and history for C class will be commenced on Monday. Miss Ollie Gompton, one of the seniors of lastjjyear, visited in Room 4 Thursday afternoon. * E class will finish language and commence elementary physiology in the near future. ; "Ail boys and girls can sing, if it Bults them to do eo in the way of play. You never saw little boys and girls"beg off" when they want to ;elng together, laGermaay it has long been considered certain that all children can sing. They qot only argue from the general frequency of singing among children fit play, but from the laws of music as manifested in human language. Speech itself isjbut a kind of chant «md tha voice Always moves in musi <e*l iaterval0. The raising of the pitch tMte-tblrd, one-fifth or an octave is , by so means confined fo singing and reel- tfttion. It Is what we always do under the influence of the slightest excite- Ka^ntaadwbeu we .asked questions. Oar TOicea always go 'up and down following the musical intei-v^is, This is •' wliat is claimed In Germany and yet weAmericauip ftsanme that many child- r«a cannot learn toeing and they grow »p wtthoot thii great bleeslng,'* . A true etodeat must learn plodding mt& patiense- Bear what the luamor- tfei Milton sa^g: "Arm thy obdurate with stubborn pattencs as with •' lluslncjg College. '••/.. Miss Ella Colquist, who was taken quite sick in Chicago, was recently brought home by her father. Miss Colquist is not yet well enough to see her .friends but is Improving, and we wish her a speedy recovery. She has been a stenographer in Chicago about a year andahalf. L. D. Cannon spoke to the Commercial Law. Class, Monday morning. The subject was ".Corporations." Miss Emma Eyster, who has been out of school the past week on account of sicknesses agahTaOier. desk In the Shorthand Department. Miss Ely succeeded ifi getting a photograph of several of the good looking T*acher8' fteadiog Circle' dia- G»raiat" last eveu- ; * Altee Gordon and Msule li&rah&y, of . =•$» el«s of "M visited ttse High School ment, Wednesday noon. ' Mr. Kellogg, the Remington agent, was in this city Wednesday and Thursday and called at the College. Miss Ella Kadel, of the advanced class in shorthand, was absent Monday on account of a slight illness. Miss Tillie Weber, of the advanced class in Shorthand, will take a short vacation from her work at the College. She will assist in Mr. Darls's dry goods store fora time. • . ' :. Simon MattheWj of- the Commercial Department,- has returned to his home in Bound Grove. He will work there during the simmer and attend the College next term.- Mr. Galloway, the .owner of the College building, called Monday with Mr. Frank Walzer. They have decided to put a new roof on the building. Attorney Weaver spoke in the Commercial Department, Thursday. The subject was '^Insurance."••., Miss Mattie Ward was absent Wednesday, owing to a slight illness; , Among the callers-this week were: Prof, Kirk, Mrs. Duke Baahford, Misses Ethlyu Dorn, Marie Butler and Helen Lawrle. Mr. Frank Walzer, the real estate man, gave a short lecture on "insurance" Thursday evening. It was practical as well as interesting. Salvationists to Begin Work In that Wicked Town. Sun: Six members from the Sterling corps of the Salvation Army.wlth Captain Mary Kublmah as leader; arrived JnJihjs .city_thj.s =± jaaorning_and rrtoday; have been completing arrangements for the series of meetings to be opened in Roabrook's Hall next Monday evening. They succeeded- in getting everything in readiness and this afternoon at 3 o'clock held a successful open air meeting at the corner of Hennepin avenue and First street. The genuine salvation meetings will open, however, Monday evening and they expect to accomplish much good. The war on sin will be opened and waged under the leadership of staff captains Mr. and Mrs. A. Harris, Captain Mary Kuhlman, Lieutenant Etta Koppell and other members of the Sterling corps will .assist in the good work. A "talking machine" will be used at the meetings and no doubt will be very interesting. They expect to fill the hall and have no doubts as to the great work they can' accomplish hereV'"' •'-';•-"' •-;--•—^——7 •—- : —• The officers left for Sterling tonight but will return Monday again in good season to begin their crusade > against evil. ' ••' •. ••• • • •••v ;•"": r~— PATENT LAWS—WftY THEY SHOULD BE ABOLISHED. Patent laws, tariff laws, criminal laws, the questions of marriage and divorce, of woman etsffrage, of popular, education and of social progress should all be considered in the light of axiomatic principles and With reference to the legitimate functions of goTer^rnenfc •'--• Profitable attention stray" be given to patent laws which exert a potertt influence upon industrial conditions. They are laws declaratory and preservative of sortarn real or fictitious property rights. If there be any natural property rights in a discovery or ah invention, it is proper that the state in the discharge of ito right preserving function' should provide for its protection. If, on the other band, there '. hp no such natural tight, the creation of an artificial one is foreign to any legitimate function of government and an unwarranted and injurious interference with the eqtiol enjoyment of natural rights. It is clear that any nan baa a natural right to make and utilize whatever discoveries or inventions he can, but not so clear that other men have not n right to repeat the particular discovery or invention or even to utilize it, although not mado by them. Tho importance of this subject is suggested by frequent complaints of the injurious effects of labor saving machinery upon tho market for manual labor and the rate of wages.. Thousands of men are engaged in somo branch of industry; a machine is invented, tho introduction of which into general use will throw thorn, out of employment. Such a change, it occurring naturally—that is, without the in- WANTS TO RING IN DAD. be one to which men ehould accommodate themselves as best they could. In tho natural order of things tho machine would bo gradually brought into general but not monopolistic use, tho laborers, some of them becoming manufacturers,, owners and operators of'it, while others -would with less precipitation, and greater succeifs seek other and different employment. Tho government stops in, however, and makes it possible and profitable for particularly favored capital to monopolize tho uso of tho machine and with it a particular industry. The evil results are, of course, aggravate^ by reason , of/the fact that the patents generally, come to be controlled by private corporations, but it is a serious question whether the issue of the patent is not itself an'abuse of civil power. It may be argued that patents encourage inventions of great benefit to society, which may be true, and yet few •will contend that the state could justly appropriate tho millionjuof__aJV"ander--! "bilt or Aster to the promotion of discovery, .and invention, no matter how beneficial such appropriation might be, nor can it with greater justice interfere, _for-suoh purpose with any natural right the FARMERS AT AL.0ANY, They Will Hold Their First Institute on • • March 20. . ' Monday afternoon a number of citizens of JAlbany township responded to the call hsiied by Supervisor George D. Quick, and perfected the ^organization of the Albany Farmer's Institute. Officers were elected as follows: President, Geo'rge_p 5 _Quick^j ."'„... Vice President, J. S, Byers. Secretary, C. C, Ewing. Executive Comiolttee.—J. S. Byers chairman, Frank Philips and T. A, Freek. Motion was made and seconded that the Chair appoint a Committee of Ar- rangejaent to consist of five members. The following committee was appointed; C. B. Paddack chairman, Will Parker, John W-hiatier.Charles George, and Ilerbfirt Simpson, Motion waa ttiea made to adjourn, which carried. • Kid Gives His Reasons lor Opposing -Curfew Ordinance. About the curfew law agitation in several neighboring towns, the following technical analysis of the matter by a "Young America" to whom the law would apply, makes good reading. The youngster says: v, "Oh I guess its all right, would be a sight better.lf it took in pa and ma and the rest of thefamily.-Yoihseerhe continued, "its going to be on me when pa is at the lodge, and ma is playing progressive euchre, and sis is at a dance and Jim is out skylarking with the'boys. That leaves me and the dog home alone: that is, if I ain't somewhere else, which won't be eee, when'they sfartthe curfew business. If they had made it for pa and ma Just as well as .for me, I'd get along with it all right, but you bet I ain't going to stay in the house alone, curfew or no curfew." PALMER SPLICED 'EM. Dixon Couple Married by the Justice This • • , * Afternoon, Theodore E. Putnam and Miss Katie Hines, of Dixon, arrived in Sterling at 1250 Thursday p. m. They proceeded at once to the office of Justice W. F. Palmer and were married. The guests were James Winters and Charles Deets. After the ceremony,the groom gallantly offered bis arm to the blushing bride and the twain departed, They returned to Dixon at 3:30 o'clock. The groom ia a young man employed in the shoe factory. " " ~. The Bound Grove School. , Report of Round Grove school for month ending March 6, 1897. — No. of pupils enrolled, 41. No. of days taught 19. Average daily attendance, 32.8. Pupils neither absent nor tardy during the month were Clalr Law, Ernest Hiuricks, Stuart Mathewa, Alexander Matthews, Willie Maher, Lena Tjarka, Ida Tjarks end Edith MathewH. Those who were perfect in attendance but tardy once, were Hettie and Oscar McGlaughlin and Edna. Law. Those who were absent one 4ay were Janie Austiu, Norma and lioxie Fellows and Jeuuie Mc/EiratJj, Everett Fraaer waa abseut one balf day. No. of visitors 4«rtOg £hfi mentis, 4. Visitorp ftr$ & wsya welsomo. There-was a time when men stood upon the shores of lako and stream angling for fish. • At length qne invented a boat, finding thereby, deeper water and better fishing. Had he or the community any right to prevent other men from using, making or selling boats? Another thought of tho mast and sail. Could he by right prevent others from making use of the same contrivance? And so with every invention that man rhay make, what natural right has he to prevent another from using . it?> The, latter' might have produced it a week or a _day later althopgh_the -former- had never "been bora. That the so called rights protected are not'natural is admitted in that the government assumes to secure them for only a limited term. Why should the life of a patent be 14 rather than 40 or 400 years if its object Jis to secure, a natural right? 'Patent rights are privileges which the state 1 has no legitimate 'authority to grant. Of the thousands, that'spend their lives .in efforts at discovery and invention how few Buccceed, and of those succeeding how few themselves reap the reward that government assumes to provide? The inventor will invent as the poet sings or the painter paints/because impelled by bis genius. If he is to receive other than his natural reward, let it be given to him directly by the state, by the people, and lot all the people share equally and afc once In the benefit of bis discovery, . JOHN S. CROSBY,' tiro f-iTori, Tho* who see tho MM! tnnst go at one* and help flftecfivsly. By some enment experience yon trill Boon discover how little tho really good man lias fo dovfith legislation and how well he cnn get along without all this erjormotis machinery of legislatures and courts. You conl<i take tbe money spent in maintaining legislatures and cotirta and pension all the law breakers and save 40 per cent, and certainly economy for the other party and grab, for our own is the essence of ,otir modern politics. -, - ',- • •' • _ _; ;'_"~^' - ChiHren and youth are betag crushed 7 and trained in crime, they are being deprived of their nattu-al rights, and we fere standing idly by, indifferent, or, at most, complaining. , •, Why not put on some plain clothes and go out into the "highways and hedges" and compel them, with love, to icome into the better ways of life? We must away with caste. We most goto the helpless. It is high noon in the day of social redemption. Selfishness is the only overthrower of nations, and we are somewhat selfish.: Tlioro aro: : Bad" andweary lives; that we can relievo, and wo shall never be satisfied until vro relieve them. Even if we Vere entirely happy 'wo should still try to mako others BO. Bnt let us refuse to be happy until'" there is no sorrow, refuse to rejoice until all other tears are dried. Wo shall perish .in tho effort? Then lot us dio like men. A noble death is always preferable to a doggish life. And what else is the lifo of the utterly selfish? Between the selfish and the morally depraved there is no choice; except yotv can often reclaim the latter, while tho former dies in his sins. . Go to thynearest needy. Give thine all to him and live or die as duty may require. ...'.- EDITOR WATTERSON IN A NEW ROLE, THAT OF POLITICAL PROPHET.' Tho genial and accomplished editor of The Courier-Journal has won laurels in .many-fields.-—He—now enterssirito^the InosJ; difflcult^of "all places, both for securing and keeping honors—viz, the region of prophecy. Forgetting the fate pf good Mother Shipton,. of the forgotten Wiggina and the. passing of the recent Hicks, besidoBtbO many and Vain declarations that were mado by"all' kinds of people before the recent presidential _ contest, our southern-'orncle plunges recklessly into the field. Hie forecasts are about our'national future, and ho is certainly just in some of his statements. : After expressing his faith in tho great possibilities, in the sterling worth, of American manhood ho proceeds to say: . " ' "It is your own.fault, gentlemen, if the government, failing in with your Own standards, fails'to attain the. ideal. I am no Cassandra. On the contrary, I believe that there are yet glories in store for us us a nation and as a people. .But -it requires no seer to prediortbaTif you; Orej *!,«? Farm Colony. An Illinois eolon£ is being to settle on Grain, Fruit and JMf$ , farms in the famed Wilatnette Valley of Oregon. \ Fruit Orchard Tracts from acres tip. Grain and Dairy Farms, sizes to suit. Lands gently rolling, eoil rerf ; rich. Timber and water abundant;,, Winters so mild grass ia greti& and flowers bloom every month ; in the year. . . •• — - -Within sixty miles of Portland^ "with 100,000 inhabitants, and thfr~ best market on tbePacific Coaat, 'Join the Colony. For full particular?, write , Oregon Fruit and Farm Homes Colony, Qermanla Life Bldg., St. Paul, Minn., Or Powell, Howorth & Dee, McCoy, Oregon. , Attorneys at Law. •'A* A, Wolferspergev, * ATTORNEY AT LAW ANDatt: SOLICITOR IN OUANOERY. ' Office over Sterling National Bank, SterUn'g, Ill» DR. J. A. BISHOP, SPECIALIST. Eye, Ear, Nose'and Throat. . Scientific Optical Work. . Dr. Gait Block, STEALING, do not set; and keep your house in order; if the. custodians .of the nation's accretions not only of wealth, but of culture, and theseLmplderajolpublio opinion, -whoae position'gi'veaFthcin KO greatran' authority, do not : take ffbm^"the long baked demagogue every illustration of his claim of class distinction; if OO SOMETHING NOW. Everybody demands Vrefprras, and most everybody is helping to reform by legislation. But this is'a glow and uncertain process. Statutes 4o not execute themselves.. Most people,live in blissful ignorance of law, and if all knew and helped to enforce' law we should find that the world grew worse rather than setter, No • nation was ever saved ,by statutes. Look at Judaea, Athens, Sparta, Babylon, Carthage and Qome! Noble laws, resulting in debauchery, slavery, poverty and death. A few great teach- ere have seen the comparative uselessness of "legislation; "and have" Bought higher ways and more certain results. Buddha, Jegus and Socrates inaugurated nobler movements aid have gained some followers. We look around us and seo the inauy puerile aud futile attempts to.improvo'society by legislation. There are laws against trusts, discriimuation in freight rates,'municipal'corruption,' nod yet there are larger trusts, more discrimination au<3 wore iuunioipal cor- ruptiou than ever. Wo have a standing coiiatitutiowal clause that there shall be no dais** legislation, 4»wd we have burtl- ly wiiy otber kind. tlie ottor hand, fhajte are tto^r ot tm&eriug, w«« and wwufcu trjio jbelp. What i* to 1*> da»e$ -do not stop making money "long enoug to consider as wise economists just systems of taxation; if they go on hugging, along with their riches, the delusion that when the danger line is reached they cart buy the election, it. is only a question of time when the hordes of disorder, taking advantage of eorae one of the years of famine which periodically visit us and sufficiently organized and capably led, will sweep over, the con- sflrvajiyq barriera_that--.j]ow. restrain them. Then we shall see done ruthlessly by the hands of the mob, perhaps at the tiltimato cost of free institutions, what had been bettor done if committed in time to the bauds of statesmen. . •: " We are to reconcile capital and labor, and to this end we must purify our« selves. Waaro to teach the lesson that the citizen exists for the govorainfint, !not the government for the citizen. Ours is to proteot the rights of property, not less saorech in the form of aggregations of capital than in that of private owner- sbjp, and to do. this effectively we must not leave the prosecution' and punishment of dishonest and unlawful combinations to the indiscriminate outcry of irresponsible agitation 1 / but ourselves lead such movementa toward redress and reform as the public interest and credit may require. Just policies, directed by wise men, never yet f ailed of tbeir mark, the glory of nations and the good of humankind, and they never will. It is for this nobleqity to lead theway. It is for you, gentlemen, who represent so great apart of ita wealth and worth, to. sky the word, and, as flnrelyas the night the day, the rest of us \yill follow »fter,«' ; This declaration, strange as it; may, seem, was made at the twenty-fourth annual banquet of the New. york.board of trade. He said, further, that boards of trade, merchants and manufacturers should lead in the work of justice in business. This is wise and timely. But the reason, given why these financiers should act wisely and justly js poor a»d miserable—-viz, topreyejit probable revolutions. Why not demand justice for the sake of the aggrieved, for tha sake of a larger manfiood, for tb'^ sake of JBsUce? He certainly pays a poor compliment to the intelligence and feeling of his hearers. THE'BENEFIT OF BOOK FARMING. A goodly number of people have had merrinieut over what they call "book farming.'.' Farmers Iwvp joined i^'the •chorus, of laughtey at soieutifle experiments, and just \vbile they were so doing tlwy were losing. Tbo Elgin butter makers havx) eucct«ded becausa th«y jbta\fe carefully followed Aa te^cli. iugs o| Koiojuw on the aubjeot. Them is over fS40,uoOjOOu iuvested Ui the bu,ai-r jr,«g» jjji Illiaois, more fljastt tfef^e wttoaut iuvc«M ia BO YEARS' EXPERIENCE. TRADE MARks, DESIGNS, COPYRIGHTS Ac. Washington offi Mwm SCIENTIFIC OK ON MUNN 4 CO. , 361 Broadway, Now AUCTIONEER, Dates can b« procured at tills office or wltli me at my home in Hopkins township. i L n * i* KW * Jofcninting. s go to the BTAMDAKD Orders So. .prompt) EavBtop IrtrBgnlnrratea. Ad TUB STAND ABO, Stwllng, HI, FeedSheds —1 own the— Feed Sheds on Ihiid tieet, where I shall be glad-to see all my friends. Don't let your Team Staiid Out in the Cold, BUT PUT IT IN MY SHED and Jet it eat hay.< •' It only costa you 10 cents. STEBMNG, FOR- Beeswax, Iron, Hidew, Tallow, Furs, and Metal oi

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