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ELECT NEW OFFICERS. tREASUHER WHITMORE STA THE FACTS IN HIS CAt• ~. KnlgHtn of thfl G!ol>« Tr*jt»act Ha Ssy* that iti* I>octo* Wax V j'l-Hl? Afrosed >n th« Tribune** Article Mwch « -School Sow Closed Bttt Wilt Open In the Pall. , The STANDARD has received ft letter from Dr. Salomon D. Ebereole, Preei dent of the International Medical Mle- Mlon of Chicago, saying that the article concerning hlro, cut from the Chica; o Tribune and published in the* STANDARDS In error,the accusations therein being entirely unfounded. The doctor says that, as President of the Institute, he had nothing whatever to dOfWith the finances, books or reports; therefore, there can be no foundation in the charges made. Under another cover the STANDARD received, also, ft letter from F. B.Whit- more, Assistant Secretary aud Treaa-. .urer. of the InslifuteT'whtcB~expiatnT Itself: "Chicago, 111., March 21—Editor Standard:—In an article, which appeared in the Chicago Tribune of March 9, statements were made concerning'Dr. y. U. Ebersole, President of the International Medical Mission Inntitutp, which I take pleasure in saying were unwarranted and without foundation. "As Assistant Secretary and Treasurer, I had charge of the books and made reports monthly, which were "published in the official organ of the Institute, The 1 Medical Mission Herald. The work had been supported by vol • untary contributions; the financial stress had reduced these and retrenchments had to be made, through no mismanagement, uor for any reason ex, cept th'at funds did not#ome in^^ "Dr. EberBole organized "the Institute and has given his time and money for its advancement for the past two and one-half years. The reports were circulated by those who%lshed to un •dermine and overthrow the work thai jwas being done, and on account o ' selfishness on the part of those who who wished to turn the Institute to their on personal advantage. "The hospital and college have been discontinued for the summer, but wil undoubtedly bu opene I aguiu in the .fall." Very Truly Yours, F. ». WIHTMOKE AN -ABLE ATTORNEY. The meeting of the Knights of the Globe was largely attended last Monday. The eemi-annnal election ofolFi- era was held and the following men were chosen: Trustees—J. L. Jftnssen for three ears; W. N. Haekell, for two yeirs; V. T. Tuttle, for one year. Newofflcers'Tromotions: Honored Judge> S, J T larvey; Supreme Judge, J. M. Penrose; fudge, W. N. Haskel!; President, D. A. ieeley. Elections: Vice President, U. S. Svans; Commander, Frank Thomas; jieut. Commander, C. F. Tumbleson; Quartermaster, T. E. St. John. Appointments: Adjutant, S. J. Harvey ; Collector, W. P. Hallett; Provost Harshal, D. W. Murphy ;Ensign,Franfc Blair; Guard, James Ryan; Sentinel, Daspar Smith. . - LIVE QUESTIONS. of Articles C'ontrWMitefl Thinkers. • THE SINGLE TAX. John Grcirton Calls Attention to It» Practicability— I^cry on land Talncd the K»y to Fre* X*nd »nd Free l*bor. . The single tax is a proposition to raise all revenue for national, state and town purposes by a levy upon land values only. Most men who hear of it for the first time think it impracticable, and, in the second place^ think It ft tax on land. Aa to the first objection, the answer is that the single tax is already in operation ns far as its collection goes. It is raised every year and paid over every year by land -users to landowners. Being in practice already, it is not impracticable, for it is not n, tax on land, but ori land values. An acre of land on a city street has a value of $1,000,000. All tho loud of a country town, moro than 180,000 acres, is not worth as much. There is nothing tions for the annual picnic,', August.28, were passed and "ill be presented to Union Garrison, Hock Falls, this even- ng. Sir Knights J. L. Jahssen, S. J. Harvey and Cuss l)uvis were appointed a committee to confer with a simi- ar committee from Union Garrisoain egard to the annual picnic and devise plans of preparation. ' ' Several applications for membership were received and referred to committees and the first three ranks were con" ferred upon Earl Hallett. It was found necessary to call another special meeting to confer ranks on next Monday night, The garrison is in a flourishing condition. J. L. Jansaen has been appointed Acting Adjutant General to assist the special representative of.the Supreme Council in installing J,henew7Qfliceraatr the first regular meeting in April. A delegation from the Sterling and EockFallBgarrisons will this week visit the order's headquarters for the pur,- pose of talking over the coming picnic in'August and holding a consultation reg_arding other important matters. street will actually yield annually a greater net return than all tho land in tho country town does to all the farmers there. In both cases,- however, the men who uso tho land pay its annual valuo to tho men who own it. The single tax -would simply bo a change in' practice. Under the single tax tho men who uso tho land would pay its annual valno into'tho public treasury aud pay no other taxes. Tho men who own tho land would get what they earn as landowners or landlords. That is Nothing, with a big N. Land ia one thing, but land 'Valno is another thing. Tho man who does not understand this will never make money as a landlord. Being already in practice, tho single tax is not impracticable. "Aud if it is said that the land values of the country aro not sufficient to provide a revenue rain, hmv h" rmy fi*- corn fiti'l v?h Into tho grrmtifl nnd h<w ho rnny a living*'for himself owl for his family? This thing hn« twn done by t«H- liotm of people since William Bradford Bnd Wlliam BreWfitcJ leairawl how to .cio it in the spring of 1091 by instructions which they received from a man of copper color, by namo Squanto. At this moment Mr. Atkinson tells tm that, where capital nnd science and enterprise combine, one man can in one day produce wheat, enough to keep him alive for "a year. It would seem as if there must be come way ; in which, In fi country, so barren of population that an eagle flying over it hardly sees the cultivated spots, a good fellow, willing to work 835 days in tho year, might bo able to produce bread enough to keep him in the world. In southern Florida I have seen tho comfortable home which ono man, with n hole in his lungs, having tho assistance of three or four children, nouo of whom was 15 years old, had created. ,ButI never saw anything of tho Port anywhere else, aud no one laid down for me tho process by which ho had wrought thismiracle.,, :. _..'. THE FAMINE IN INDIA THE RESULT OF CREEP. Probably most famines in the world aro caused by greed. Wo havo all been mourning over tho largo loss of lifo iu India, and most of us imagining that it waa altogether duo to short crops. But there is another and justcr view of the matter. Tho British government demonetized silver in India. This reduced the circulating medium, increased tho valuo of money and decreased tho value of commodities. Tho British government is expensive. They rule India and charge as much 'ns they can for tho service. They collect annually $100,000,000 in taxes. '. In a country wheron man earns from 8 to 8 cents per day this is a grievous burden. At 5 .cents a day it takes 2^000,000, OOp days'toil to corn FAVORITE PLACES FOR INVESTMENTS AND FOB HOWES. ' Eloctrrc MRhtii — Permanent Stdewftttcs— 8ewern-Chut*!s<J» - School*. Sterling and Sock Falls, Bltnatad 'pn Rock River, 110 mllss we« of Ub!c»go, *nd thirty miles east of the Mississippi river, In the midst of the richest ol agrlcnltnral regions, ftre noted as trade and manufacturing centers. < The two cifias.^n- taratng 10,000 inh^Wtonts, MB. cottnmeg by» substantial Iron free bridge, which .cost ?«>/*»• Bock Blver farnlahes a fine water power, which U but partially utilized, and on both bantu are situated some large manufacturing e&tabltah- "' We have two systems of faliroads; the Chicago & Notth-Western and the Chicago. Burlington' & yulnoy, with about sixteen daily passenger M ft* nr— * J. ttert hc fj] ? Vl«— W. F- Pslm , Mscn-hul— II. M.ShiiJif. ' ., Po!!p»Ms«l^!ri'<' — UihtJ M-boiiioni. Clf-y Englrtpor »n<\ Superintendent of CJtwrlfts BurkhoMf-r. Cbi«< Fire l>ej»n ««-nt— O. H. )»>.*. Corn, oi Health— K. W.Goraon, M, i-; ' Thelteyatone Marmfaeturlnn; Company turns out neveral kind* of hgrlcultural Implements, and la one ol the largest manufacturing establishments in the State. The Sterling Manufacturing Company Is only second to the Keystone in its dutput of agricultural implements. The IMlln- COMPLAIN OF RATES. TFbat a Kewenec Paper Bays About a For. ; mer Starling Boy. . In its special edition, the Kewanee Courier haS the following to say of El- -mer SturtZj formerly-of-thls city:- ; "Charles E. Sturtz, one of the most able attorneys of Henry county, was born in Pennsylvania in 1864. He came to Illinois at an early age, and The railroads have agreed that En- deavorers who go to San Francisco will be permitted to travel by any route they choose returning, provided they — after completing-a-eommon-and—high- take~tbBToutO"tberailroad = 3olnt agent Itallroads Will CUUBO Many lindcavorors to Stuy Away From 'Frisco. > Illinois Christian Endeavor forces will beslimly represented at San Francisco. Usually a banner State in attendance upon .international conventions, this year's delegation will be leas than 200. Uncertainty as to railroad arrangements and the numerous restrictions surrounding the Sol rate are expected to be a strong factor in the Bwcr is that from the 'best information attainable this is not; PO. Tho land values of the country arc ample for the purpose. But tlio rcveuuo derived from them would bo distributed differently. Bonds, schools aud tho care ,o£ tho poor would bq provided for from tho national; utatc ami county levy, and not from the town levy. Then wo would liuvo tho best of roads and schools and 110 paupers. ; There is an old book, so old. that most people have forgotten what it says, •which tells us that where thero is no vision the people perish. Tho man who wroto these words was a ruler and commander of tho .people, a king in an oriental monarchy. He did not know or understand a modern republic. ' But he knew well that prevision is as essential to tho good of men as sight itsolf.CrHe therefore did not despise visionary men. And, then, ho thought it worth his while to understand what the visionaries : 'saw befpre ho dismissed them. echool education, graduated from the literary department of Knox College at Galoaburg.—He then completed the atudy of his profession at the University of Michigan at Arm Arbor. "Mr. Sturtz began the practice of law at Chicago, and for a time was associated with euch men as Judges Otis and Graves. He began his practice in .Kewanee in 1893 and has been eminently successful. He Is servitJg his third jear aa City Attorney and is known as an able lawyer, a man of integrity and a gentleman. Mr. Sturtz is a very pleasant man to meet in any capacity and perhaps bis geniality and courteous b'earing have been no s.mall element in bis success," '.--'. IKE CRAMER TO BUILD. assigns them to in going. The rate is the lowest ever made to the coast, but the stop-over and variable route privilj eges are so hedged about with "cants" and. "musts" that most of the! tourist's time after leaving Chicago will be devoted to figuring out how he may get back without forfeiting his return ticket. .:' , '' THE WOODMEN BALL TEAM. The lie Will Erecta N«w Meat Murket In the . . First Ward, Ike Cramer, the popular First ward butcher, whose shop has for a long time been in the building next to John Kohl's grocery store, will, so 'tis reported, begin the erection of a new '•meat market, across the street from bis old stand, at once. The stone has been hauled and all details have been arranged. Mr. Cramer will erect a two- story 1 bouse, using the upper story for a reaidence. The residence he now oc- <jupl68 he will rent toother parliea. Mr. Cramer ja well liked by_Flrst ward people and bis new project meets with the hearty co-operation . of all of his friends, ' REV, SHULTZE IS SURPRISED. Oid People's Clatt ot Trm<y Clmrch Call ' at liU Home. The Old People's Class of the Trinity Evangelical church called at the home if .4Jxe EeY^Anl Mrs, & J&L SkaitzA Mooday sveoisg, giving the worthy and bis wife a Jolly surprise The evening was spent in social was highly enjoyable. About iweiiiy guests were present. Jutt before tiras to go home a number of old- faaliioned eoop «ere sung, which feature, though the litat, was not the least ol the pjeasant entertainment. Famous Fans to bu Stronger Than —Kver-Thla-Yearr—— '— The famous Woodmen ball team will be stronger than ever this year. The leaders of the organization have been at work for some, time, and they find that they will have excellent material for this season's nine. The members of the team are nearly all selected 'and practice will be begun as soon as the weather will permit. The suits are all in the possession of the management and are in fine condition. There is not a question but the Sterling Woodmen will win new laurels for their city during the summer of 1897. • The Terrible Mud. The following cholce'pcem was con? tributed this morning. Let others try their band; we are tired of spring try: '"' ".-''. The mud, the horrible mud I wonder, as I view It, the size of the spud That one might raise In the depth of thls'fertlllzed mud. It covers the walks; It covers the street, Solla all our skirts > And anchors our feet. It snaps ofl our rubbers • With sound like a thud, This oily, reeking uud awlul pleb, blaek mud, •—- . Mud in the hallway, • Mud In the street, deep Enough, wide enough To anchor a tlset. that poverty" might be abolisBed—finds its response in every human heart, for no man desires to bo poor. Henry George went to California when land had no value and no pne knew or cared very much who—owned"! tr^Hc __.. men7~Anyiiatiou wbo' musf part w'itb tho labor of this largo number of men annually cauuot but bo poor. What is returned for this waste? A littlo education and soiuo military pomp aud display. , ...:•. In 1770, just after tho terrible famiua iu' Bengal, tho tax 6n salt was raised 40 per cent;' iu 1800, while the Hindoos livo on almost oil exclusive vegetable, diet^a tax of nearly 1,200 per cent is collected on salt. • Interest is paid on money that is invested in public works. These works scarcely pay 5 per cent, yet tho interest on tho moucy is from. 12 to 00 por cent. In tho recent famine over 6,000,000 people perished in southern India, not becouso there wad a f omino, but because they have been systematically robbed. The war against taxation is on old one. All men object to paying- taxes because they feOl that there is 'never a full return iu service for tho money thus tirliwold \Vlre Mill Is one ol our largest Instltur tlons: It manufactures drawn wire ot all kinds, wire nails, barbed wire, wovcn-wlre fence, etc. The Charter Gas Bngtne Company puts out the celebrated Charter Gas and Gasoline Engines. The Kock Falls Manufacturing Company, uue of the largest establishments of Its kind in the United btetes, manufaqtures caskets and all kinds of Juneral supplies, and the Sterling Hearse ana Carrlaee Works manufacture hearses, landaus and funeral carriages of all kinds. The Sterling Iron Works make pumps, cyllndere for pumps, and many novelties In Iron. The Rock Fallsf a- per Mlllls the largest straw wrapping papef mill in the State. The Kureka Manufacturing Company turns out carriages, road-carts, WHShlng- machlnes »nd many noTeltles. The Korthwest- em Barbed Wire Company Is engaged exclusively In the manufacture of wire nails. Lawrence Bros, are makers of barn, door hangers, hinges and wire nails. The Empire Manufacturing Company makesdlso harrowsaud seeders. Oobb & Drew make a variety of rlveta and tacks. Batcheller & Son manufacture »mall articles in wood and Iron. K. H . Bauder, experimental machinist, makes patterns in wood and iron. The- Bassett Wagon Works makes wagons and sleds. wTM. Palmer Is an artistic manuiacturer of-all kinds of wood work: Justus Becker & 3on, wagons aud ougglcs; Jo\m Werres Wagon Factory, s repairing; Brewing &.aons, experl- First W*rd-O. K. White-M. B S«confl-J. K. t?t!sy, W, N. Us Third—H. B. BretmpmMi A'ottzo RIotiHnjet jfoortii—John T)alv, A H, Hen-Bey, Fifth—John MM. J, 15, McPberrst. BOARD OF 8UPKRVIBOM8. Whiteslde Couxstj, III., l^ltf. No. 1 for one year. Ko,«lor two year* Member*. '• • * • - "i'own. Batehell*T,H. F. Colonm - - • F*nton Fenton Clyde Mr>rr5«m » Union Qrpyc/WWriwjn Folton -^ FuWon HahMomb DeerOrora Erie Erie Tamplco Tampico Sterling Btorung Hopkins Uftlt 1 3 Burn*,;Jos. F. 2 Bwrwlck, Wrn. A. 1 Bnreh.H.B. 2 Boss, Robert. DeYlne, Edward Fenton, John D. Gilford, Chas. F. Hendncks, A/ B Kauffman, L. 8. m rknuuiiiniit •"« »• **\*j/r»i»* 2 Kldder, Marcellus .Tordan - — -, Christopher M'ntm'n-nci lock Murphy, R.H. McCall. James T Overliolser. J. P. eolck, George. Ho 1 1 2 1 1 Softer*, Gilbert 2 Bhann6n, Uuph 1 Sturtevant, C. P. 2 Talcott, Geo. E. 1 Wetherbee, C. A. 1. Wetzell, Heniy 3 Woods. Oscar 1 Walt, D.O. Gurdenplsln i Newton Erie Bterlmg Sterling Albany ' Albany >'ropbetst'n Prophetrtti Genesee Colets Lyndon 7>etrock Portland ' Spring I11U Hterlinp • Htfrling 1 Htnne. . Htefling Mt.riwMMiiit Morrison TJ stick Fulton uivii uouoi Keeney & Harrison, Land corn planters, buildora and contractor*, milling, ami cabinetwork; r.T.VanHorno & Bon. contract ors'designers, builders, and all kinds of wood work: John Peck, general sawmill and planing mill! iHoak BroSiWftgonCompany, repalrsjLevl. 3Juti. general saw nililins nud repairing; A. J. Cunulngham; rriaiifitacturerof -bttlr-end- fcatlmr- mattresses, and bed and carpet cleaner; Lewis D. WyTin7Black Bilk Btovo Polisli; the Nortliwestem Paste Company imtnutacture an excellent paBte tor generalise; -Frank U. Johns is.aii exteuslvo manufacturer ol syrups, mineral ami soda water. C. Cruse & Son are manufacturers of furniture knd FranTc rocliran, K. J. Cook and, IlnberBros WllUllVl 1\VC| liUl 11 (»llt* M WV»» »! ••wwvf r~~— — . — -—— --carries on the only brewing business In our two cities. Besides the above there are many smaller n hts, and Sterling has, in ^^^.^^..^. ----Wo clamor for more law, and every •aew law enacted means more .taxes. Our own tax system is unjust. It is claimed by competent persons that ; in St. Louis many, valuable pieces of prop- water, from an artesian well 1,500 feet deep, with a capacity of one million gallons por day. Sterling Issewetcd with three complete sewer systejn s, and Bock Falls Is partially sewered.- Sterling lias fifteen miles of permanent cement or brick sidewalk, with its main business street naved. and Kock Falls has several miles of permanent sidewalk, with streets thoroughly macad- aI Bnth'cltlea have systems of public parks Sterling's "Central Pa nin ark" Is a thing t, flo and of beauty, wer beds, containing the soldltirs' monument, et 8terUng has an effective electric fire" alarm sys- tenl, a paid lire department, a flro wagon, team, etc:, wnlle Bock Falls Is well protected from the , ravages of fire by oneof the best volunteer depart- Beer , Theodora Ciowi £<jwerf u] seruiua at the' uioraing $$f slse ia the Coagiregittiojftal church Ube ceagt egation iwgf alQiiM Beport of Bead School, For the month beginning Feb. 16, ending March 16. No. of days taught 21, No, of pupila enrolled 20. Average daily attendance 17. No. ol visitors 5. Pupils who were neither absent or tardy: Albert Kaufman, Clara Kaufman, Antoue Lauta, Johannes Fulfs. Pupils absent, but not tardy:Eva,Llzzie,Lucie and Willie McKean, Laura Kaufman, Hazel Freeman, Coral Alien, Hannah Lauts, George Hunt, Uarthu.Mury and Btutzfee, Anna Els^asar, Albert aa<J Mary Lattte, Pupils who t6| whispered dufUig I&& usoiith: where all had enough, for tho gold diggings were open to all, and the least a man^couid make in tho diggings fixed tho wages of labor. But ho saw these natural opportunities gradually, close as tho Mexican land grants wero'deter- mined and settled in American courts and the diggings gavo out, and before he left California tho man who could not find work there was just as poor and just as hopeless as tho tramp is every•where—hot because there was nothing to bo done there, but laud was monopolized and he.ld out of use. And now, in _this_magnificenb- country, well, called God's country by those who dwell there, there is a fanning community no better off as a general thing than our New England farmers—no roads t6 speak of and'schools no better than they should be. Henry George asked the reason for this, and. being an honest seeker, found an honest answer,, according to the promise, '' Seek and ye shall find,'' Ho did not invent the single tax. But ho discovered it just as truly as Columbus discovered America and as Newton demonstrated tho law of gravitation. He proposed tho single tax as a remedy for tho existence of poverty in the- presence of tho greatest natural abun-- dance, not to concentrate all taxes bu real estate, for to tax real estate means to tax improvements, and to tax improvements, the product of labor, is only another way to tax labor, to fine men for working. .A tax on improvements will rest upon tho user of laud, not upon its owner. Mr. George's idea is to tax land values only, for laud values arise in the. natural difference in returns which one piece of land will yield over another to the same application of labor and capital. Such difference in returns does not come out of labor or capital, br^tfrom the land itself. It is a site value, it exists in tho nature of things, and it is paid annually to the owner of the land. The operation of this law is no more to bo escaped than the operation of the law of gravitatign, and to take this annual site value for all public purposes will mokjp laud free and la-' bor free, a thing the poor old world has not seen so far in its history;. a practicable thing, working wrong to no man; a vision destined to take shape in just laws. SOME INTERESTING TOPICS FOR , FARMERS. The following suggestions by a practical man are valuable as calling attention to a very vital issue among farmers.., To mako famiiug generally profitable is to solve the labor cmesioii: Would it not be possible for soiae in- tc'.lligyjufc cultivator of tho laud to make it littloluMatlbook of popular instruction •wh.K& should tell a strong JBWI of 85, vs/ho has good fewaitb, luw tuuscle s»nd is a prevailing favoritism! What is true of this city is quite pr/obably true of others. .The gradual increase of the 'Bolaribsof officers is an evil, as it tends toward extravagance in governnJent', and extravagance is tyranny on the one band and poverty on 'the other; for it Is not money, but hard toil -that finally pays all the bills. The sending of ,a few poor mission- aries.will hardly suffice .for this great waste of life. . ""SOME.-UNWISE LEGISLATION. The action of some fltatejegisjatures toward criminal labor* is certainly not wise, and the greed and hardness that have secured such action are surely anything but assuring. If our criminals are to be kept idle, insanity awaits many of them, and it would be equally as culpable to leave the sick without phy- .sicians and nurses. The Reeling is BO strong against prison'labor that it will control our legislatures for some years. 'In. the meantime something must be done to improve prisoners. Let them be provided with teachers and books and appliances for mechanical training. This will utilize a part of their time. Then the rest of each day could be given to making such articles as could bo disposed of at very low prices to the poor of the state in which the work was done. Every year tho cities aro called upon to raise large sums to supply the needs of the indigent. Why not let the labor of the prisoners go to meet this need? This would scarcely affect the markets, and, dh the other hand, would go toward relieving a burden that is felt very much by the toilers. ^ WHY LEGISLATURES ARE; BECOMING ODIOUS. There is nothing like a little patience. Just while the hungry and idle world is impatient for something to be done a feW Indiana legislators Ijave come to the rescue, and everything will soon bo booming. They have formulated over 000" bills. "Among the number two are noteworthy, one requiring hotel proprietors to publish the names of their dishes iu plain English and another requiring the schools to teach that a circle is 8.2, instead of 8.141 Ox larger than a diameter. TJtiis last bill is offered, to saVo time. Of cqurso accuracy is nothing and arithmetical principles may be modified at anytime by a littjo legislation., Why not legislate that all counting bo done by tens and that such lesser numbers its, $,' 7, etc., bo abolished? It would save much time. A Missouri solon wants a law passed in tautHtateprohibifing rail- rodd conductors, porters, etc.» from talk- ijug with Ittdy pasi?ciigerd. Why not jpaas ii gmaosl luw forbidding any cue from tjtJUkiiig to a woiuftu but a, husband, or ijrotSit.'rt Our taoawy will NaUonai'bankB, two Building and Loan *-—-,.- ations, one of tne best City Hall buildings irrthe State, a public library containing 10,000 well selected books, a first class opera House, besides several good halls: a successful business college, a wide-awake Y. 1\1. 0. A., and the public schools are second to none In the State. .,-»,, '\ __CtalyA8liortdlst«neefroraBterllnglstli63y.Ood.t lawnAlliuaral Springs, fast becoming popular aa a health andpleasure resoTC — HEAIJXGITEMENT^ ' • At. . . • : -"''•"•' "•''• • • J.E. Phillips &C6/s« Hardware Store* This week, over the CPOKI^C EXHIBIT On the Celebrated flajestic Steel Rdnge. Prices for tent .,••••'•-.••» BLACK 3ASS, 'i CROPPIES, ; •": ' and BUFFALO; v JLeave 'Orders for Angel "TFood Caker T ~ 1 • *•.--.''. ' *• Fine Home Made : Lard, 6c per^pound in Jars/ The inhabitants of both cities are composed of people of energy and culture. There are two dally and- five weekly newspapers In. the two cities. There are nearly twenty well attended churches in the two cities and near y as many societies for young people. Industrially, educationally, socially anS (spiritually,, our two c ties are desirable places for homes. Our lateh-strlnga are always out to all gotfd people seeking a location where health, education, fndustrlal opportunities, religious advantages, and theposslbUities of labor and .wealth are Inducements to settle. Come and be convinced. DIBBOTOBY. ftome—Made^Hains; 120 per pound, . * ' .. Wanted five nice. Turkeys before Monday. Yours for Prices President— William Mcklnley, of Ohio. 1 Vtce-Prealdent- Garret A. Hobsrt, of New Jereey. Becretarr of Btate^-John Bherm»n, ot Ohio. • Secretary of the Trewnry— Ljman J. Gage, of IU Secretary of .Ww-Bussell A. Alger, of Hicblg »n Bacretary of thaNavy-John D Long, of Mas*. BecreUry of the InteHor-Ooroellus N. Bllss.ot N.Y, Attorney Qaneral-Joseph McKenna, of Cftl PoBtmtuster General— James A. U»ry, of Maryland. Secretary ot Agriculture— James Wilson, of lows. 8TATK OBTICBHS. , Governor-John E. Tanner, Bep.. • Lieut. Governor— Wlllianj A, Northcott, Hep. Bscretwy ot Btate-Jamf • A. Bose, Bep. Auditor— James 8. McGullongh, Bep, Bur. Bnp't which i wutrly how Ho COURT CLEEKB. Supreme Court, Northern District, Christopher M Appe\late P CouiJ, Becona District,', Christopher O.DuSy.Eep, V OHITPD STATES 8ENATOB8. Shelby M. Callom, Bep.. Bpriniiaeld, William E. Hason, Bep., Chicago. STATE -SWEEllB COTJBT. Jicob W. Wllkm. Vermilion eonmy, David J. Baker, Alexa&dcu: cotmty. AUred M. Cr»lg, Knox county. Simon P. Shqpe, Pnltoh county. Benluntn D. Magruder, Cook county. JeeaaJ. Phillips. James H. Oartwrlght, Oregon, Ogle county. APPB&LATB OOUBT; SKCOHD DIBTBIOT. Oliver A. Harker.Caibondale, Jackson county* Lytuan Lacey, Havana. Mason county. ' jno. D. Orabtree, Dlxcn, I*e county. OIBOU1T DOUBTS. TaiBTKSXTB ClBOfflT. John D. Crabtree,»lxon.Lee county. Jwaoi ShftWt MU Owroll, CtrroU «onoty. John 0. (Jarver, Bocktoid* 'WlunchagQ couniy TENTH CpNGBESSIONALPiSTBIOT. George W. Prince, Galesborg, Knox County. MEMBEB STATE BOABD fEQUALJZATlON. - Thoinas P. riavc8,lKewanee, Henry County,^ TH'BTY-WaST BKNATOBIAt DI8TBIOT State Senator^-J. >V. Terepleton, Bep., Bureau vea- J. W. Dlnueen B*»., White- Murray, Bep;, Stark; 0. O.John. ' Wonder Plour Having purchased a large quantity of Wonder and- Silver King Flour, I am going to give my custom- ere the benefit of very Low Prices for the next fifteen days. JSvery 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. : : : : •: : : : • * " " ••.•_',--• / ALL LADIES j are requested to call at the Btore WJBDNESDAY and THUESDAy r Msroa 17tb and 18th; Bespectfully, -.1 Cooety udg^—Uenry C. Stats'* Attorney— Wifltar 8}»ger. Master In Ch&ncery— F. D. «ftmn»y. County Ulerk—Geo. W. Howe. Clrcnit Clerk— L. E. Tuttie, Sheriff— ClarkC. Fuller. Treasurer— W. W. Warcai 1 . SujsefinUscdODt of Schoole — W. J Barreyoi — W. O. HoJbrook. .. N, BTEIUJWG TOWNSHIP 0. A. WotU«hiJB. Ofcrk—Fied 11. St«dita»d, — JniiiUhan A. J'. llendrick* y OojjlMll«i<tt>*Hv— M. W. v'Olii;*, Seeds! Seeds! BICE'S AND LEONARD'S Bulk and Package Garden Seeds. Remember we do all Kinds of

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