Sterling Standard from Sterling, Illinois on March 25, 1897 · Page 3
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Sterling, Illinois
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Thursday, March 25, 1897
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A TALK OF r Harry wwiihs ngi?d ho&rts. Tbat is, everybody ijtpptoi«d tMt tney exchanged, since •both of them lost their own -respective valvular organs, and stilt nedtfoer . suffered f iwn total collapse •rt.tfte system together with complete of tbe blood. Both of the people kefjt on living aa natar- lf « great deal more hapfplly, as If eothlrrg of the sort had happened, and ftfter atyWle tbey decided to form a twart partnercihlp for life. In other vortfs, they were married and -went So 4ive in *he sweetest little flat In the j»otJd. After which they naturally de- Wred to see all the world aa happy as themselves, and aa of course they ac- traired more knowledge about matrimony In three TBbort montlhs than: the KttorM had obtained In ell its thousands pf years of matrimonial experiments Cher were In fine condition for amateur 'matchmaking ,at the time that this story came to jjase. Bach of "the innocents,'' as their ad- pniring friends were in the habit of dabbing them, "hakl on. unmarried els- ter, and, oddly enough, both these sla- ters were the same age and 'bot^ toad conceived a violent dislike to the very Idea of marriage. Alice, Harry's sister, ['waa as pretty ha a picture in $>ne style; Ohattie, Louie's sister, Just as pretty In Kttotner. Both girla were sufficiently jesbarming to have attracted to themselves a varied assortment of beaux, Vut neither had ever allowed herself to (be more than casually swayed by the lore of any man. True, Chattle sometimes thought with a kind,of regretful, , Jdagering tenderness of the manjwlho A f. x * e s seven years ago, -when she had been lit tie more than e. school girl. True, jAJlce occasionally allowed her mind to (Zander affeotionaitely in tihe direction of the youth with Tvliom eihe, had been Wont to 'attend dancing school about liio same Umo that Chattle was going to prayer meetings "witlh her adolescent ftdmlrer. But these, moments were few 1 fend far between with 'both girls; .one Of the strongest ibonds.ln tho friendship (wfhidh existed, (between themwas the Sron-clad; resolve . -which ,each »had framed never to marry. ••••' "Love?: Ah, that Is different,'' Alice ' waa wont to say lightly, iwhen twitted oa the BabjecV of, marrying; "I may love, -but marry? Me? Not In this incarnation!" ' And Ciiattle was fond of remarking, a careless toss of her pretty head: I marry pigs'wdll fly and angels the earth., I eihall never marry.' (friends ot both. ; girls: smiled ftnoadly at «heBe:rcmarka, butup ; to the lima when 'Hhb innocent^! >were mar- srted there tad been no signs of an ap- iproaohlttg chance to laugh, outright • But when trsvo reckless/youngHtcrs set "' to wsrk'tp tnenta between their friends those said friends may well tremble, and the mis- icfhlef was brewing. The sMgnted young jnen. mentioned aboye fell, in gladly ' iwlttb. the unformulated plan, as a mat; ter ol course, and fairly, haunted' J 'the 'dove-cote," aa the two girls somewhat BarcasUcally called the pretty little flat in whloh "the Innocents" llve£ and „ —quarreled, ASter which the girls ft&emselvea stayed'away; they went no Hjore to tine dove-coteto Play cards of .an evening. But when the three months before alluded-to Jmd flitted, by, fortune favored the audacious couple and fate played Into their nauds. Ohattie was a trained sumse and :<was visiting the "innocents Curing a brief vacation between 1 'teases^' and Louie wois also taking an enforced test As if happened, Harry i iw«8 likewise enjoying an "off day" rwhon the trouble, began to t>rew, and ne walked down to hia. mother's In the afternoon. She was cooking hearts for sapper-r^beevefi' hearts, not 'human organs—-and $er. disappointment when she found that her hoy did not iateed *"*' to wmain and partake of them was as ooujde toine wjtfai you," Bi* , struck -with a biilliant Idea, iSiesltatlag wltity the spaa pf etuflea toearta in beo 1 liaaid, saldwiay Ijetween th& feitchen table, and the oves; "ttoey, ais all ready to «pok ( --«B4 Ix»ule •will fcaow }iow to finish' .thew. DO take them if you eaij'i stay." •Sf«r tea^f.'.'wotiwly. W«. 8 were widi pleasure in Jila prospective of ttoni ami lx@ emfleid lov- ^ %-gr, ¥«a?y well stay, wlrti us, it I'll tete ltw» nn-c! »?i&y!nj5 'for dinner ajrwl * VteM? Ghat tin hasn't *e~en toer tor month and they'll Ixrttr enjoy it. Where is she?" He answered Ms own question by go* thf in search of her, loping lightly upstairs two at a time, with all the care- Jess strength of hia Wealthy, untroubled £0 years. And lie carried his point and took his slater back witih Mm, deppl her declarations that she estpected company and must ibs at home that evening. "Send the iboy -over after her, ffiBthetv" nbe told, merrilyv when Alice protested against. *KJConiiiE>anyl&g him, Rtbeit wild with desire to see her chum, and the snother did. BO. The young man arrived Jn good time for dinner etayetl for *he evening. Oddly , ChatUe'fi faithful though, frequently squelched admirer appeared too and there was half of a heart apiece for all of them. . '. They made very merry over those hearte, l&u'ghing as lig%t-hearted young people will laugh over nothing, enjoy ing the most inane and far-fetched Jokes.:but. 'there waa an undercurrent od eerioushess in" many7, of the foolish pleasantries that passed around the table, Both, tine young men hovered over the brink of a plain declaration, and *hey <went away at last more deeply In love than ever. And after they were gone, after the innocents had retired and were slumbering peacefully, enjoying that perfect quality of eleep iwhleh comes only to the young and thoughtless, Chattle and Alice lay awake and talked of—many things. , "That wasn't a bad joke of Newton's about the divided heart we Shared," said Alice, softly, as soon 1 as the room was in darkness and she could feel Chattle's hand softly pressing her own andi Chattle sighed. ."No," she said, . whlsperingly,- "it wasn't. .And I thought Chauncey was pretty cute'over.'tihe one we Bhared." ^^ ward," rejomed Allw, squeezlnf tie*fl hand /tenderly,. "I thought that speech of Newton'a about only wanting on« heart was Just as pretty as it be." " • . •• ' "So did I," responded Cnattle, returning the squeeze, "and Ohauncey was just as nice as he could be when we lo»t together." .And so they talked and whispered getting more and more confidential as morning approadhed, and their hearits were wonderfully softened. And two months later there was a double wedding at which,the beaming Innocents smiled and cooed and'made pretty speeches galore. They dldn't_ claim all the. credit of tihe matchmMiiidg then nor 'say "I told you ieo," at once, but they have been doing tooth unceasingly ever eince,' while Alice's mother declares It was the beeves' hearts which made, the matches. As for the newly- marrted folk; «hey smiled and said ut- "It was a game of hearts all round," Chattle told Alice one day after both had gone to housekeeping in two dear little.flats opening off fche same.hall, ttttdlAlioe smiled back at her. /'Do you jramembar that night when we had those Ihearta for dinner at the dove-cote?" she asked, smilingly, and Chattle nodded. And that night both ordered beevee' hearts for supper. " ''•'• Honrlk Ibsen. According to Mr. R. H. Sherard, Henrik Ibsen, the great Norwegian dramatist, Is a pessimist by theory, •and. a misanthrope in practice. During six weeks I saw him almost every day, tor he i»ays two daily visits at nxed hours to the hotel at wliich I was staying, and on no single occasion did I ever see 'him to "any company. 'Ho •was always alone, whether sitting behind his glass in the little inner room it the Qrand ihotel, reading the Norwegian papers, or perambulating the Karl Johann'siSade with hte hands behind bis back. * And as he is «ut of doors, fio he is also In his house in the .Victoria Terrasse, a solitary man, ; manifesting a real dislike for ifamily life. He never yjjslts bis one son, Dr, Sigurd Ibsen, "wlu> Is almost as great a recluse as. his • father. Indeed when this son married one of the daughters of Bjornstjerne RJornson, Ibsen kept away'irbm the wedding. This sadness, this .want of sociability on his part, struck .me as so abnormal oa the part 'of'-a^ jsrorweglan-~for the Norwegiana are in tha mala jovial and fond of so- ciety—thfit I could not help expresaii my surprise on the subject to Bjornsoa, whoso neighbor at table I waa at a dinner. /"But Ibsen," cried BjorhsoB, "is not a Norwegian at all. He conies of a Scotch family, and that explains his Calvinism, his despairing views op life and on men. It is indeed a grievance to the Norwegians that this export trade of pessimism in ChrJstiania should have been founded by a foreigner." '•..• .... '..'. '' .:„ ._:•::'.;.: ..;. .. --'"4; Jfot«4 Wonmn Traveler, . Perhaps the moat noted woman traveler of the preeent day is Miss Miry KlngBley, daiighter of Dr, Grtt, Kings"ley (the brother pf Charleg and Henry Klugaley), whose recent explorations in West Alrica have so astonished even well-seasoned travelers of the niala sex. The object of Miss Kingsley's journeyiugs in Africa was ona of research into the social customs, folklore and fetichea of the African tribes, as well as the natural history of the fishes and flora of the districts trav« ersed. She has journey*!, through countries never before vialted by Eu- ropeaas, and visited some of the most fl©sx>e ciuiulb&i tribtsjf of the iu~ teilor; and wliea tbe fVeac ties kfiara of tfe-sir espl^tR;, tJi*ii j Under the above heading the Timffl- Herald has aa editorial on an inven Hoti or rsther on tbe new application of a principle In mechanics that prom isee to be of great value in the distri bution of light, Edltorially.the Times- Herald SAva: The man who evolves from hia brain 8 new device for laying the forces ol nature under heavier contribution to man's pleasures and necessities is by commoQ acknowledgement a public benefactor, He has a claim upon the pobllo regard that must ba viewer apart from any mercenary considers tioaa that may have been involved in the production of the invention. Upon thia theory it is no violation oi the Journalistic properties to commend an invention that has such great pro mlae of usefulness to the world of commerce and industry s as has tho wonderful Luxfer prlems, a description of which appeared in last Sunday's Times-Herald. The • Luxfer prism is the more worthy of commendation be cause it is BO purely scientific, beinf absolutely devoid of meretricious clap trap, It is an ingenious and yet roar velously simple application of the well- known law of refraction, a principle as oldasthe law of gravitation. When a ray of light passes from one transparen medium, such as glass or water, to an other it undergoes a change of dlrec tion at the surface of separation. The change of direction of light rays in call cd refraction, and it is the knowledge of this property of light whloh an in genious Canadian has utilized in the Luxfer prisms, an invention which has been developed and perfected in this city. ; . . • It is easy to see that the Luxfer .prism is bound to work a revolution in modern methods of lighting buildings By the use of large frames of plate glass, tbe surface of which is coveret by these miniature semi-prisms, it is possible to deflect the sun's rays in to the depths of a store-room or basement, making it as light as day. Even on a cloudy day it is possible with the Luxfer prisms to send enough daylight into a store-room tp reveal the quality ^ad^oolDc^of-the finest fabrics^withou the use of artificial lights. The days are too short for the bus! "ness of the world. Commerce and in duetry are constantly saying to genius "Give us more light." If the perfec tion of devices for supplying artiflcla light has so immeasurably multiplied the blessings and activities of man kind, 'what shall be said of an inven tion that gathers up the daylight anc throws it with mellow and luminouu power into the dark places of the earth? '• • > This is the work of the wonderfu little Luxfer prism. It is not possible to accurately,, estimate the blessings that will be conferred upon humanity by an invention that will en'able the in teresta of trade -and productive /Indus try to utilize in adequate quantities the natural light of the skies while it is yet day. Agricultural Department. ~ " Reports from Washington are ver; favorable to the Secretary of Agricult urerf-One of his- flrst actris "deBcribec as follows: Speaking of farmers and the. attitude of the new admistration and Congress toward JihemvJt_i8_-lnteEBaMng.=to_ob serve that memb^rB ofjCongrest) areeat pressing the highest appreciation of the methods which the new Secretary f Agriculture -is inaugurating in the management of that Department He is proving a happy combination of 'practical farmer and scientific student of intelligent agriculture. He has set on foot a system of inquiries and ex periments through which he hopes to greatly diversify tbe farm products o: the country, and increase very largely the earning capacity of the farmen and &,t the same time keep at home a hundred million dollars of cold cash which we are now sending abroac every year.' One of his first acts was to distribute several tons of sugar-bee «eed sending packages to every county in every state where beet culture seemi at all likely to be successful. These are to be utilized, aud the beets which are grown from them, sent to the experiment stations qf the states for analysis, thus proving a basis of intelligent-study of the capacity of various states for producing the sugar for which we now pay to other countries a hundred millions of our good money every year. In many other details pf farm wor t k and opportunities for im provement of the class of farm pro duetiona tbe new Secretary has already inaugurated new systems, which he believes will /materially increase the earning capacity of the farmers of the country. ; ._ . '.\ ' :-'••'•• '•:•• S«utk Wants Protection. Mr. Curtis ia bis Chicago Becord correapoadence, in speaking of a two and s half cent per pound protective - There is considerable significance in the movement of tbe younger members pf the congressional delegations from the South to secure a duty of two and one half cents a pound upon .imported cotton. This indicates a new order ol things, and a breaking away from the free-trade traditions of the old Democracy of that section,* It h» noticed that the old veterans are not engaged in these new "departures, but only the younger generation, like McLauren, of South Carolina and Brantley, of Georgia. They olaim that the importation of Egyptian cotton outs In upon the st* Island staple of the Atlantic coaat. Tha Egyptian liber is used chleifly - for adulterating silks and other fine goods, and has a luster that the ordinary domestic product does not show, The sotton men are talking of .a comblua- Jion with the wool-growers and the umber internets for mutual advantage. The wool men agree to throw their votes for a duty on cotton, provided thfrCQttoa men will bring them several votes from the South iu the Senate in support of the proposed duties onwool. The cotton men Bay also that free wool in greatly to their disadvantage, snd undoubtedly presents the use pf at east 1,000,000 hales of cotton is. the td alteration of woojea fabrics. *l*he levelopmeat of th« protection eenti- meat J0 the South hw been gradual, *ittt flrm Sftd perwaaeat, sad this ia ;he flrefe time tbat th» louftero I their oid Interest Dying' Out, It will be seen by the reports fn th great English journals that the inter est In prize fighting Is dying out. Eng land used to be the paradise of prize fighters, but of late years very little is heard of the prize ring in that country London correspondence to the press ol this country sayi) Iri tegsrd to thi FitzslmmoBs-Corbett fight: The English press during the las ten years h&a made great civilizing progress In the matter of prize figh news. The Dally Chronicle gave to Nevada's disgrace twelve lines of oewi report, the Tunes twenty-two lines an< the Standard end Daily News & third of a column. The Telegraph alone of the morning papers printed anything Hike the full report sent by Renter, Not even the fact that the victor was Eng lieh born availed with the editors oi the respectable papers. Of conrie.there la a vast nether crowd here that was crazy about the thing, and they will flock in thousands to see the photo g raphic reproductions when they come ut the event baa demonstrated ivery satisfactorily that the day of responsf ble Jottrnalism-Bandering to-this crowd is post. ; ; New Tariff Bill. In speaking of the new tariff bill now before Congress.speclal correspondence from Washington says of it: -The new bill is based to a great ex tent upon the McKinley law, but it much more advantageous to the far mera than was that act. This ia ts pecially true with reference to the woo schedule about which the farmers fel great anxiety, While the rates of duty named by the bill are the same as those named in the McKinley law, a change in the classification and schedules wil prevent the bringing in of wools suit able for clothing under the carpet-woo schedule ae was done under the Me Kinley law. Thia waa the most unaat iafaotory feature of the McKinley law that the importers of wool were able to bring in clothing wools under fraudu lent representations at 'carpet-woo Tateirot dutyp^Thrnew: bil intakes ~ ad vantage of the experience of the olc one, and will shut oil this fraudulen practice on the part of the wool, im porters, and thus make the new law very satisfactory to the wool produo era, while its other features relative to farm products will entirely meet the approval of the farming community.. Signs Are Good. Dun & Co's report of business for the past week starts out by saying: Though steadily increasing, business is still much below its volume in form er* years of prosperity and many ex press disappointment. Yet there is some gain every week, with more hands at work and more mills in oper atlon, and the sure result, large pur cbaaes for consumption cannot be long delayed. In some branches the 1m provement is felt already; there la larger distribution of finished products and the demand for commercial loans has sharply increased and especially in dry-goods-and-the—iron -and stee branches. ' . • . WE must not disappoint ourselve that the Dlngley tariff bil -WolLgaJhrojighJiQth._JIbuBe8 of Con gress on the whoop. • In speaking o the time the McKinley and Wilson bills required to go through both branches of congress, correspondence from Washington says: The McKinley bill was reported to the House April 16,1890, but Fresiden Harrison did not get it until Sept. 30 Tbe Wilson bill was presented tc the House of Bepresentatlves by its author and the committee Deo. 19,1893 but it did not fall into the hands o President Cleveland at the White House'till Aug. 15, 1894, becoming a law on the twenty-seventh of tha month by expiration of the time^limlt Tbe McKinley bill was five and a half months before congress, while the Wil son law was pending for eight months Mr.Hanna thinks theDingley bill willgo to President McKinley for hifl signature by the middle of June at the latest, or three monthrexa'ctly from the day If Was introduced in the House by Mr Dingley. , . . More Shoddy Than Ever. Democracy said in '92, free wool will bring better garments at greatly reduced prices. It no doubt la true that a euitof clothes is cheaper today than it Was in '92, but, who has, the money to buy it? The little taste. of free trade that we have bad not only cheapened labor, but annihilated industries of all kinds, eo v that there is no market for labor. ''.'-.' ;•':• As to the cheapening of woolen cloth the Textile Mercury, a trade Journal pnbliabed at Manchester, England ' " ' There has been more shoddy used in American goods during the past year than ever before, and more shoddy, mungo, and miscellaneous refuse has been contained iu the goods sent to the United States during that year (1896K than have entered the United States ia any twenty-five years prior thereto, Remember this is good British, authority. THB following is from Jhe Slate Journal: " In a case taken up from Iroquoia :ouuty, where a local assessor assessed a tax sale eertitlcate.the State Supreme court has decided tuat tax sale certificates and certificates of sale under foreclosure by a master in chancery or sheriff are taxable as personal property. As such certificates are recorded in the County Clerk's pfllce.thus enabling the assessors to find out who.should be axed for such property, this decision >pens up & new source of revenue if he aesessore include these certificates u their lists 9f taxable property, ' THKcrowa prince of Japan, a young eighteen years old, ia dead, As •was «n «aly f on of grJ»f. 180 I have just received bright newstock of Port land and Akron Cement find Windsor Plaster Fresh Linie always on hand. My5prJngstock b LUMBER is arriving daily and the grades can't be beat, Get Prices of me before you buy. DILLON. Telephone If6i z 19.-- Good clean Clover and Timothy Seed for sale at Moses Dillon's Elevator Bright clean Salt, 75 cento per barrel Moses Dillon. S Largest and finest In the city. eave your orders before the rush. EISEU, THE HIGH CLASS MERCHANT TAILOR, 113 East Third St Cash gains That you can' get only at the Sterling Departmen Store. No such jprices as . quoted below were ever , offered' before. OUR PRICES ARE ALWAYS THE LOWEST. Gray Enameled Ware—Strictly First Grade. lO-q,t. Disk Pan..,...., 14-qt. " « ....... 17-qt. " " ........-;.,.. 6Oc lO-at. Water Pails....;..... 4Oc 12-qt. «« :«. 800 2-qt. Dairy Pan igo 3-qt. " . " 1-qt. Puddlug Pan ........ lie 2-qt. " ««• a-qt. ««."'"'.. •««;' I6o *-at, " « ........isc No. 3 Teakettle...,.......! " o :-.'<• „.; No. 20 Wasu Basin ......... iffo «28 u «.•««•• ......... loo 1%-qt. TeaprOoffeePots... ii 2-qt. « '.'••;• ';•« «* Nickel Plated Ware at Half the Usual Price. Mra, Potts' Sad Irons—3 irons, handl^ and stand.. TINWARE PRICES, lO-qt. Flariiig- Pail O-qt. Pudrtiug Pan.....'. Electric Siftest ,4........... 4r-qt. St*w Pan............ Coffee and Tea Pot .Pails., and Cake Gutter. Chopping Knife......,.,.. kVash Basin...,........... lalvaulted Wash Basin. Japanned Cuspidor. Case, Jpoor Hinges, per pair, 80 o c QC 4<j i o sud y_oo wilt 41 Jfeaye pas to flsh for epoi-t or ' wiJJ jjittd the toast, that we commence to-day will prove a boon an many house* holds, especially in these s d»ys when e&onomy becomes a necessity, and should cause frugal minds to think twice before spending a dollar outside of ouFhouse during the continuance of this Great Money~ Saving Sale. DRESS GOODS, DRESS SILKS, DRESS LININGS, TABLE "LINENS, MUSLINS and SHEETINGS, . PILLOW CASES, READY-MADE SHEETS, TENNIS FLANNELS, PRINTS and PERCALES, GINGHAMS,: ETC* All at Cut Prices during thia sale. If you have not received one of our large bjlls, please call at out store and get one-— it will save you money. SOWwtSdSt. ', Opposite Randolph HonW. HIRAM MOVER, Milk and Butter Depot, la the place to bay pure .milk, cream, butter, ekim milk and butter-milk, to any quantity. Orders delivered to an part of the city. No. Ill East Third Street Hooks, Mftg»rme« aaa f * para neatly and aabswn > • tlftlly bound. In dtdereni . styles and at prlct)* to suit the timei.ftt t(i« LSTERLIND STANDARD DIHDE3Y We koow the difficulties critical people have of procarJng writing piper that just suits— too rough, too smooth, too thin, etc. • > We h«ve the new fashionable sizes ; royal society tints and ttyles, aad can suit you. ; ^ - ^ Druggist. Fishing Time Is Here,

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