Sterling Daily Gazette from Sterling, Illinois on February 7, 1888 · Page 2
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THE EVENING GAZETTE: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7 1883. Evening Gazette. TBBM * : i*>f>k..lort*.| Ffr Year.... "MO D«.mtltVD BT TUESDAY. FEB. T. 1S«S. ONCE THE Presidential fever strikes iu on a man it fairly kills him, Anc yet, it may b« said that since Jackson but two meu who had it (viz., Lincoln and Uarfleld) realized their desires, we have the two facts, lat, that the ambition is rarely gratified and, 2nd, that it wears a man out—kills him. De- vntt Clinton, Crawford, Hayne, Calhoun, Webster, Blalne and hosts of others had the disease to burn in their •ystems witk intensity, year by year until, finally (a',1 except Blaine) they died mourning the ingratitude of a republic. There is something pathetic in Clay's efforts. In 1824 he was disappointed beyond measure. In the event of a failure to elect by the peo- pltt, the Constitution declares that its choice shall fall upon the House, and that it must choose from the"three •_ highest candidates. In this year there were besides Clay, Adams (.1. Q.,) Jackion and Crawford. Clay, had been Speaker of the House for years; he was the Idol of thousands. He was as certain of being third ami possibly second in the returns, as he was that he lived. His friends and advisers all thought so. Yet to his and their chagrin, Crawford was third and Clay fourth, Jackson bavin; the largest number of votes and Adams being next This shut him out; had he been third, nothing could have prevented his election by C.ingress. As it was he did elect Adams. Loyalty to the latter (he being Secretary of State under him) impelled and compelled him to support Adams in 1823. It was in 1844 that occurred his memorable struggle, however,—one that fairly broke his heart and that told him, he was never to hare his heart's desire gratified. Webster, to win the southern heart, against his conviction defended the M. E church south In its legal .contest against the M. £. church; and still he lost the nomination. And so, one by one, except the two indicated above, their ambitions have not been realized. Will Blaine be more fortunate is the present question V He was a candidate in 1870 and lacked but little of a nomination that nomination meant election. In 1880, he thought he had it but failed there, too. In 1884, be again missed not the nomination but the election He is now pretty sure to get the nomination; ho is equally confident of an election He certainly possesses marked ability. He realizes that this " ia his opportunity; that he must -win this year or give over altogether. Those who esteem him a weak' adversary count without their host. He has been in public life thirty years. He knows all the Ins and outs of American politics and Is as familiar with the history • of this country as with the alphabet Hejknows what mistakes ho has made and what others have made. He throws all upon the cast of the political campaign L dle of '1883. He will have no Delmonico dinners, no Burchard speeches; he will not count upon Irish ' help, except he is sure to get it. It is predicted by some that he will not take the nomination: but he will; tha Presidential fever [does not die out. He knows t he can nominate himself; all shrewd'politicians concede that. A man who has dreamed and taought of nothing else for twenty five years except one thing and who came as near it as Blaine did in 1884, is not apt to give il over. His trip to Europe was planned only that it might strengthen his chances. His eyes.are open wide; he knows what he is doing. He la no man to be ridiculed. No man save Clay has ever had such enthusiastic followers no man, not even excepting Clay, has been so shrewd a political manager. We have never been a Blaine man; hence, what we write is unbiased ' While it Is true that other Presidential- fever men have failed except Lincoln antl Qarfleld, it does not follow that he will fall. He baa studied the situation from every stand point; he knows, fully, the itrength of the adversary. He is able- enough to get beyond self and ac- cool ability to those he is fighting. He knows with whom he Is to fight, as Mr. Cleveland Is nominated already. It will be a lively campaign. The Democrats, while they ridicule Blaine, know .his etrength. There wjll_be a short •truggle—shorter than in 1884, but it will be one of the liveliest ever seen on this continent. ' IRRIGATION CAN nevec do the work of rain. Except one have studied the subject he can form no conception of the wonderful fertilizing properties of rain. The air around us has constantly In suspension gases and molecules of substances, all of which are as truly fertilizers as guano, manure, or phosphates. These are taken up by the great solvent and borne to earth there to do their part with the rain itself in giving added strength to the growing cropa. Irrigation floods the earth one moment and leaves it dry next; but what ia least thought of, land that depends upon rain Is enveloped by air charged with aqueous vapor which not only constantly surrounds the plants enabling them to feed upon it, but this vapor serves also to moderate the beams of the sun. We think and have long thought that the mistake in Southern California is In supposing that irrigation will do as well as nature's own watering. But there is poverty of toll M well as long months of drouth and it is not possible to look for profit from fruit growing there until soil Is greatly enriched and general plMUag of tree* shall bring greater rainfall It ii possible, as baa been •Itown In old Egypt to bring rainfall to a rttfioo by generous pUutirlfj of tr«e*,»ad following this with liberal the use of sJJ rich tcii*, , ruboisii, etc, may result in tfao• absolute revol' of a rpjri But Southern California will have to be revolutionized before it will be great ID fruits. We should have saic above that where unnatural method ol watering (irrigation) is Rdopted, aric particularly where there is poverty ol soil as la the c;ise there.dlsease Is certain to strike in upon the plants and trees As well expect a man to thrive in a prison, or cave, where sunlight canno' come, as for vegetable growth to pros per under unnatural conditions. I' demands greatest care on the part of lovers of flowers to preserve the few house plants they carry through the winter and all of these know that witl rich soil and this constant care^ the plants do not thrive nearly so well a: outdoors. Southern California having received a black eye in its climate by the late blizzard,and when the facts are known about the difficulty of fruli growing, then will come to pass what the GAZETTE long ago predicted,—the bottom will drop out. . THE CHICAGO Tribune of Sunday had a-sensible, practical-article-Addressed and directed to the unemployed of that city, which number it says is placed at 30,000 by somebody. A reporter of that paper dressed himself as he supposed a man out of employ- menrw&uld be and set out to find a job. He visited some thirty places In all, and every one treated him well, and all expressed sympathy and many gave good advice Before the day was over, without recommendation' from any one, but by sheer pluck, he secured a position worth 810 a week and then told his would be employer who he was and hU object in coming The experience is evidently a genuine one, as the paper gives names of parties visited, what they 'said, etc. There is one fact, however, not considered by the Tribune and it is an important one, too, and that is that the reporter knew he had a place and could not possibly get discouraged, while the man out of a job by the time he goes to five or six places must have nerve Indeed, If he do not stop short resolved that all are as those places he visited A man out of a job, Is, to begin with out of heart; things look blank and dark, and he loses confidence in himself. -Hence, he is not able to make that favorable Impression which it is needful for a stranger to make, If he would secure a job -of--work.—-He falters, forgets what to say and Is apt to be at Ids worst. It is a prevalent idea that some faults are in the man who is out of work and he knows that when he asks for it. Still, the Tribune man demonstrated that sticking right at il got him a place, and we have no doubl that this article, readable and chatty and encouraging has given hope anc heart to many an unemployed man in that city, as It will give them to-those elsewhere. How to keep meu employee Is a problem that becomes harder sacl year with the added growth of cities to which so many from country place and village persist in going. Of course not all.the 30,000 unemployed of Chicago could get employment in the way suggested by the Tribune; nor would all adopt tlio Tribune reporter's plan; but, as that paper suggests^ If they would give five hours each day to honest effort to find employment, there is no question but that a very large num ber of them would soon get work. As A TINY spark may cause a great conflagration, so a single act, small in Itself may give such bias to a small city as that It will rise to great population and wealth. "There is a time in the tide of men which taken as its flood lends to fortune," and there is a period in the history of every small city which if taken advantage of by its people will lead it up where it will take place with the great ones .of its country. Suppose natural gas were encountered by the company now engaged in boring for it; is it not manifest that with the benefits which crowd our city, the added riches of the great product of the inner earth would be that'beginning of greatness V Or, if that upper dam.were constructed cannot any cue see at once that its presepce here would prove the attraction to greatly added population and wealth. WHAT WK wish to see here -'at Sterr ling and all come to pass before the year 1890: 1. The upper dam °con< structed. 2. The city, building reared 3. A street railroad built. 4.» A general system of sewerage, sure to bring added healthfulness to our locality. 5. The beginning of a general system of permanent sidewalks. 0. A milk canning factory. 7. A horse market established here. 8. The court house removed to .Sterling. 0. (and it ought to be among the first) the discovery of natural gas. 10. A government building at Sterling. 11. The new railroad depot of the North western.- 12. Double track to Chicago. 13. The through train from Rock Island to Chicago via. Sterling. 14. A system of macadamized streets begun after sewerage is completed, on the plan of parks and grass plats at Washington. 15. Our public parks improved. 16. At least ten new factories started here. 17, Sterling controlling the egg, butter and poultry business of this region, is. The population increased 75 per cent. 10. A big hog packing factor. Now cut this out and look at it Jan. 1,1880, and see then how ] many of these things have come to pass. THE FKBBUARYjCentury opens with a fine picture of Walter Savage Landor. and is followed by the publication of a number of his charming letters. The usual number of excellent articles appear and the Illustrations are veryjflne. TUB PANSY well always be a favorite as, long as .Mrs. Alden.holds its helm.j She has boat* of friends among the young people. Qoot> HouaEKKKPiNo keeps right along teaching sad encouraging hou*«- witeiy art*. It saoukt to i n every f»za- ily. • i THAT LATKIT proposition to bring Llbby prison to ( hlcarro,—tnking i down at K'rhm nd and transf'Trin by rail to Chicago, is one of the lates money making schemes of the day. O course such a scheme Is practical, an< of coiirse it would pay those who mlgh invest in it. THE FEBRUARY number of The Over land opens with an illustrated article on San Diego. In the prc.ient iuteres taken in that special section, by ou people, we think nothing could be more Interesting than theae descriptive articles on Calafornia. The Overlanc can be procured of news dealers. THE FEBRUARY number of Wid Awake is likely to wake up a grea many persons. Their generous offers for special contributions will probablj arouse great interest. If Wide Awake could improve, we would predict a wonderful magizine for the future. BABYLAND is quite as enjoyable at ever. The finger plays are very ori ginal and please thn little ones immensely. —Clouds chased themselves away a noon 'and this afternoon has been bright and clear. —Eemember the Citizens' meeting to-morrow Bight. There is mngnetssm enthusianv and encouragement .in crowd. —About 700 men in Illinois lay aside the Chicago papers in disgust because they don't see their names as candidates for some State office. —Farmers Institute at Dixon Febru ary 9,10, and 11. It will be a good chance to see candidates for State offi ces They'll be on hand, you bet. They love the farmers just now; and will forget 'em after election. —The grand jury convened at 4:30 p. m. yesterday and adjourned ,at I0:ni a. m. to-day. Foreman Robert Wallace, of-Morrieon, clerk Frank Unit, of Sterling. Fifteen-witnesses were examined upon eight complaints. Seven indictments were found us follows against Michael Fleming malicious mischief, breaking a window in J. R Bell's block, store occupied bp J. K Chester; against Clius. Buxtou selling liquor .without license at Deer Grove; against John Brad ley same offence same place. Will a n Neiler, larceny, stealing at Sterling Albert Conawuy, larceny, stealing at Genesee; Wash. Rubright, assaulting Traister with deadly weapon at Knck Falls; Joseph Eiger, assault and battery, struck William Dullin at Morri son. Rubright, Buxton and Bradley plead guilty before dinner. Buxtoi was fined 880, Bradley 8100. Rubright baa not yet been sentenced. " „ *—Lord, Owen & Co., of Chicago, say it was wood alcohol, a poison, that was sold to the parties at Pine Creek and that they marked it so; that the urocers to whom they sold it, took the label off; yet we learn -that the jury iu the case of Morrison, the man who wns killed by it, returned a verdict that the cause of death was unknown. This reminds us of a verdict down South before the war. A master killed his body servant, a slave by shooting him through the brain and the jury said il was "a visitation of God; cause of death unknown." Wood alcohol is a liquid used in paintsjVarnish, etc., and never taken internally. . There is great ignorance at Pine Creek, or else that verdict is a white-washing affair. If the death of Morrison will only teach people to buy from home merchants his death will not have been altogether in vain. It confirms whatthe GAZETTE said before the facts crime out, viz. that homo merchants sell on close margins and if Chicago dealers sell cheaper they can only do so by selling inferior and adulterated goods. Wood alcohol would not be sold for drink by any ol our home dealers in any county oi northern Illinois. Better inspect the other groceries sold in the Pine Creek neighborhood. —"Spring is coming," remarked a modest gentlemrn two or three nights since to the crowd of people in the sleigh with him. "How can you tell ? asked a lady sitting near. "When the frost leaves, decayed vegetation and animal food send out gases full of aro- mai not pleasurable to the sense," he replied sagely. "I have been noticing the fact ever since we left Sterling. Then the others began to notice it, too, and as they had reason to observe It the more, there was less disposition to speak of It, out loud. One of 'the gen tletnen was certain a baddlsh boy had put some limberger cheese and sprinkled with asafactida on the floor, while yet another thought he detected odors akin to those arising from a long-standing slop- barrel . in summer time. As his boy had been around that sleigh during the day, he made up his mind to interview ?.hlm in .the morning with a shingle or lath, to find out whether -he dad fed the pig in the body of the vehicle. As we have said, though, there was no further remarks aloud concerning the matter, but minds were busy endeavoring to explain the mystery of the odor so unlike the breaths of Aruby and the balm of a thousand flowers. Presently the explanation dawned suddenly upon one of the party, but even that party waa not at all anxious to give it away. A brick that had been us«d for some time to hold down saur- kraut had been picked up with warm ones and placed in the sleigh to keep warm the feet of the party. The heat of the confined place in which i.t lay released the gases, odor-ladened and caused the remarks and the thinking above mentioned, and had brought blushes to the cheek of the scientidc rentieraun for having mlsUken them lor the coming of Spring. The municipality of Vienna, after tha atrictost inv^i| 3 atlon, detUres that Mwit-K-tue 1'uuka, of Vienna, haa com- pl*U*l her mth year, ber birthday h»»- i Btl bwsa In th« ye*r 1778. i AN EXASPERATED WITNESS. Th« DpOnit- In the Colnmbiu T«l!y-She« Coi.i-Mnrs, O., Fobi 7.—After a fow on- important questions hart bp«n asked Algernon Grunvilln, the prosecuting witness In tb* tally-shoot forRfry trial Monday morning the stnto turned him ovtr to tha defense for cro<H-exRminntlon. Ei-Congroisman Con Terse conducted this, and succeeded In press ing from the wltno-s the itory of an venturous and questionable life. Born in England, and coming to Now York in 1875, it was shown that under different namo%ant with, different occupations, he operated al New York city, Chicago, Fort Wayne (Ini), Toronto, St Louis, Kansas City, Denver, Cincinnati, Springfield (0.), and this city Here ho was nrrosted for obtaining good! under fnise pretenses and sent to the ponl tentiary for one year. From letters and bills, which the witness recognized ns bis, it wai shown that he was buying flour on time for KJ.50 por barrel and soiling for $5 cash. Thi witness was thoroughly exasperated with thU .dragging forth of the history of hlj life In the effort to impeach his testimony, and when Mr. Converse re«u from his (Oranvillo's) testimony glren in a former trial of the case, where he told a story diametrically opposed to the one he telli now, and asked him when he was lying and why he did It, he remained silent for a mln- ute and then broke out. ''I was lylng^then, and I was forced to lie .to shield. Bob Montgomery." As he ejaculated this in a dramatia way he leaned over In his chair and pointed his finger at tha defendant Montgomery. Tho crowd In the court-room and the lawyers looked at the man in silence. Montgomery'^ face was livid with rage. It was some moments before tho proceedings were resumed. The cross-examination was not concluded wbeu court adjourned for the day. HOW THE LITERATI LAUGH. l, Twain, Cable and Other* Entertained By the Poet Rilej, One of the most nmusInR things, besides hearing Jiimes Whltcomb Rlley recite, the other evening at Checkering hall, was to watch lunv the big literary light! were affected by the inimitable "Iloosler" poet. 'James Russell Lowell, the Right Rev. H. C. Potter, Mnrk Twain, Dr. Ed- wnrd Egglcston, R. H. Stoddnrd, H. C. Bunner mid George W. Cable all had read or recited their pieces on tho proerarnme when Air. Riley wns announced. He came forward with a luminous araila on hL< mobile, Jovial face, buttoned up his Prlncf Albert emit, looked at tho highly Intel leclxial audience, composed, mostly of. ladles', atnl snid he would recite a poem cnlled, '-When tho Frost is on the Punkin," Just, ns tho old farmer was supposed to have Hpokun. The laughter began as soon as he repeated the first line and con tinned until lie finished. Mr. Lowell, as chairman of the meeting, tried to look as calm and unmoved as possible, buf, his companion, Bishop Potter, could not repress his risibility and joined In the fun with graceful dignity. Mark Twain's face resembled the diagram of n live-act comedy in blank verse, while Dr. E-n-lcston's high tufted hair worked backward nntl forward as If the wind of hunmr had H contract to blow through his tangled locks. Poet Stoddard crossed his legs and laughed till the tears ran down his face and were soaked'up by his snow- white beard. . Mr. Bunner's black side whiskers ceased to look Btaid and prim and joined his smiles In a bolero of almost unrestrained cachinatlon, and as for* Mr. Cable, he put of! for a moment his Tre- mout Temple Sunday school air and roared, not in his favorite patolB of the Creole, but Jn common every day English. Bill Nye, Mr. Riley's side partner, merely corkscrewed a dry grin on his noble facade, and kept It there nt equal temperature during nil the fun. Toward the last of tho "Hoosler" comedian's recital the glacial dignity of Mr.. Lowell melted somewhat, and ho put his hand to his face and quietly beamed several ripples of enjoyment from his half closed eyes. Mr. Riley's power to create fun was not gauged when his name was placed on the programme, orelso these distinguished literati would have have been prepared, and not taken front seats on the stage. Maj. Pond, who is somewhat of a prophet, remarked carelessly before the authors met that Riley would take' the "beau" easily. I£ the bean meant to create tho most amusement and delight an audience as it hod never been before he certainly deserved that richest and rarest of Boston dishes. His personation of, the "educator" was a decided hit also.—New York Commercial Advertiser. "Charles Kebort CraOdock." Most persons who have seen Miss Mnr free have formed three distinct conceptions of tlio author of tlie mountaineer tales. Reading Craddock's stories before the secret of the pseudonym has been revealed the Writer of them might have been cosily Imagined as a thoughtful, poetic nat tired man. A southerner with tremendous possibilities and a tremendous earnestness. A man who had lived face to face with nature and the eternal verities, to whom tho brawls and struggles of urban existence were of less meaning and import than tho loud chatter of mountain brooks. A tall, lean, brown Tennesseean probably, •with that indolent slouchiness of gait and carriage, under which many n. southerner conceals muscles of Iron. That was the Ideal Charles Egbert Craddock, who was so real to one's fancy that when Miss Mnrfreo" revealed herself one couldn't quite concede that he had no existence. Then with the advertisements of. her books appeared a little wood cut of her, a vivid faced woman, with eyes and hair of intensest black, clear cut, vigorous features, and a certain, masculine force in her aspect that accorded well with her bold, clear signature, and then at last one came to see her in the ' flesh, nnd behold I she was as unlike either of these Craddocks as they were unlike each other. A very omall woman; so lame she can scarcely cross tho floor unaided. Slight nnd yet square In figure. A Email white face, with the withered whiteness of one whose health had always been delicate. Pale, nentral brown hair and eyes, and a formal primness of manner like that of a shy, clever woman who has lived muclt In retirement. The only hint one gets of the great author to In the impression she gives of seeing and noting o£ everything; of weighing and estimating every one about her, and having a marvelous strength nnd concentration ot attention; but her reserve is infl- nlk'.^B. L. R. Dane in New Orleans Times-Democrat. ». • -^ A Bnulan Village Club. The following arc the rules of a club In a small Hussion town In the Tchernlzoff district: I.. It is prohibited to outer the club with greased boots. 2. Tradesmen are not allowed to enter the club In their working clothes, which exhale the dlsa- rreeable odor of fish, grease or leather. I. A dress co;»t must bo worn at all New Year's or Easter dances. Any one ap- >ear!ng in a velvet waistcoat or a green lecktie is fined 1 ruble. The fines cover :he expenses for the band. 4. The mem- jcrs are especially requested not to use the window curtains as pocket handkerchiefs. Offenders of this sort will be ex- jelled from the club. 5. During Bonces members Mnoklng In' the ladies' room will l>a fined 2o copecks, tuo lines to be expended In toilet powder and eau de cologne lor the ladies. 8. During the quadrilles flirting la prohibited, aud no one ia allowed to-step over tho borders of decency. 7. It ia BtricUy prohibited to !«t indecently druak, aa has happened before now. S. It in prouibhod to strife* a partiii-r iu the face. 8. Ia CHJW of dl»- ^grecmeut at billiard* it Is airictly piro- ilbitcd U> hJt a partu*r wt& * cas.-—<5hl- j I«vpra patH at ARTUVAT,3 Mr. W. 8. Johnson, of Hiirdln county Iowa. Frank Wolf and Isaac Frank from Indiana. Mrs. Henry 13erg, of Chicago, is via iting .her daughter, Mrs. M. P. Maas. Mrs. Minnie Haines, of Kocfcford, i. visiting her parents. Mr. and Mrs Bushnell. Winfleld N. Andrews has returnee from a visit to Eddie Biglow, at Gene va, and the latter came back here with him. . DEPARTURES. .Kev. Oilman Parker for Freeport, t< assist in revival meettnga going on there. Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Brown, of Ash ton, have visited their uncle, Rev. Q L. S. Stuff and family since Saturday They returned home today. KOCK -»-MlBs Hubbard, of Raymond, Dak Is visiting friends here. -i-The Northwestern Barb Wire Com pany Is running full force. n-Mrs. J. W. White and children ar visiting at Mr. C. H. Payson's. •t-Capt. VincinMeft to-day for West era Iowa, and Intermediate points. •4- The Methodist Sunday school ha grown to enormous proportions, there being present last Sunday 287 members -t- William Huborn, who gold whisk out at Donicby's sale, pleaded gulltj yesterday In Judge McCoy's court am received a sentence ot four months In the county jail. Dr. C. M. Wheeler's ofllce, over I Wolf's store. Chronic diseases and diseases of woman my specialty, tf. Velocity of Earthqnahes. The course which an earthquake runs ii usually very rapid. From tho moment when the first shock was felt nt Lisbon to the period when all was over, and nenrly 30,000 people wero killed, not more than four mlnntes elapsed. A few seconds, we learn from "Onr Earth and Its Story," are usually o more frequent time for the shock or shocks to Inst. Yet, while Caracas In Venezuela wns almost destroyed and 12,000 of its inhabitants killed by tho earthquake of 1813, within the limits of 'half a minute, there are cases In which constantly recurring "hocks last for_weeks, months and even years, as If the laboring earth •was still trying .to relieve itself of some of Its superabundant energy. For example, the Calabrlan earthquake of February, 1783, was not quite finished before December, 1780, and it is a common observation that the preliminary shock is usually followed liyoneof greater severity, and this in its turn by others less intense, like the distant claps of thunder which herald tho passing storm. But in this brief span the most' frightful havoc can bo wrought, and tho wave of. destruction propagated, from the most distant regions. The rumbling earth sound travels, foe Instance, at the rate of 10,000 or 11,000 feet per second, and the earth wave, pn an average, about 1,200 feet in tho flame space of time, though In Charleston, as we have seen, a much higher rate wns attained.—Toronto Truth. THE MARKETS. CHICAGO, Feb. & Following were tlio quotations on tho board of trade to-dny: Wheat—No. 8 March, opened 7T~ asked, clonwl ;c%c nominal; Jlay, opened 8-JV^, cloned Kt^-^iu; Juno, opened 82^o asked, closec 82%c bid. Corn—No. ti March, opened and closet •""•60 nominal; May, opened 62%-53c, closec fr?ic; June, openod W^-Jjo, closed K9£9£o askuil. Oats—No. 2 May, .opened 83o, closet 82J6-33C askod; June, opened and closed 83J$e. Pork—March, opened and cloned $I4.42U; May opened $14.09, closed $14.67)i bid; June, oponei $14.07}£. closed, $14.60 bid. Lard—March, opened $7.76, closed $7.80. Live stock—Tho Union Stock yards report th« following prices: Hogs—Market opened acttr* with prlcosSJJlOo higher; later prices casybul not quotably lower; light grades, $4.05^5.88 rontf^jocklng, $4.05^5.20; mixed lou, $5.10^ S^i^Steuvy packing and shipping lota, $B.Z5<a B.76. Cattle-Market steady; extra boeves, $3.0) ©6.M: good, I4.60@4.76; Inferior, $8.00<a4.00 cows, $ii.uoaa.OO; .stockera, $iOO@3.40. Sheep- Blow; Inferior to fair, Ji.W><33.60; good to choice. $4.40<as.a5. • . . Produce: Butter—Fancy Elgin creamery, 30O Sic per Ib; fancy dairy, 28®S4c; packing stock, 18@15c. ERRS—Fresh laid. 19@i»c per dot; ice-house, 150100. Dressed poultry—Chickens, BH8i9c per Ib; turkeys, 8i29c; ducks, OSJiOc- geese, 8$9e, Potatoes—65®pSc per bu; sweet potatoes, K2.BOjJ4.00 per bbL Auples—Choice, *iK>@2.W per bbL Cranberrios—Bell and •berry, $9.00 per bbl; Bell and Uiigle, $9.»3. New York. Nitw YOHK, Feb. ft. Wheat-No. 1 rod state, K"/tfc; No. 2 do, 010 -1M°; No. S red winter February, 89J4 0 ! do March, 90.%c. Corn—Firm; No. a mixed cash, 31?£®62c; No. )i mixed February, 60J4c; do March, WJio- Oats-Quiet; No. 1 white state, S<a43c; No. X do, 41Q41Ho; do February, — ,ia. Rye—Dull and unchanged. Barley- Nominal Pork—Dull; mesa, $10.00^1560. lird -Steady; March, $7.08; May, $8.08. U\j stock. Cattle—Opened 20o hleher, but closed heavy at bnrely former flgurea;common to prime steer*, $3.75(a6.50; a few to tops, W.M® 1,06; bulls and dry COKS, $2.43(23.03. Sheep and ambs—Ruled dull and closed .weak at a deoluu of S6o V 100 fts; iheep, J4.85eO.12W; Iambi. B.M®7.15. Hogs—Nominally steady, $5.60® L86. Chicago market*. The follewlng are the closing ijuota iona of grain, cattle and hoga on the Chicago market, reported especially for the OAZETTB by W. S. MoCrea & Co. Wheat-file May; 76Uc; cash; easy. CorrH-6H£c May; 46>£o cash; easy Oats—So%c May; 20c cash; quiet. I'ork-$i4.45. . Ilogs—active; light, o higher; others Cattle—steady. Schiffmacher, Hai/t> on, hand a "big stock of Live Cedar (Posis^^eai tfic-hiffan Soft (Pint Lumber, all kinds of (Building Jdat&rial, Sash, Qoors and (Blinds, Coal, Lime, OeTnent, Hair, etc., etc. Everything at Lowest Jfar- Tfet (Prices. A big advantage in dealing with us w that you can get your loads without going over the railroads. VHxmt •tc. ft* XGEI OQLJEM! AT THIS TIME OF THE YEAR IS KEPT ON <D<RAUGHT <BY . R. HENDRJCKS, IT IS JUST SPLENDID !! Is the verdict of all who drink it. Drawn from the Find Fountain in ff hiteside County, OPPOSITE CALT HOUSE. , S, Mefvin I SOD'S COLUMN. We're below- the market on beans. .January trade so far has been with us. Colder weather ccinoog; but We kte .our. fruit in. Another lot of those fine Florida Bussett Oranges, sweet and nice, 25 cents per dozen. Try our (Biiters's (Preserves in 5 pound pails at lower •erica than elsewhere in the city. -: ? • - Choicest new (Persian (Qat»< 10 cents per pound. Come and trade with us and we will save yon money. If you want a fine tomato we have them at wholesale price, • Onr Java, and Mocha and Java Coffees, are the finest put np, and richer than any pnt up in" one and two pound packages. Try onr Maplo Sjrup and Sugar. Our 60c Jap. Tea is a " hummer." It is a bargain by 15c per pound. If you want the best mixed Coffee for the money, buy our Parade, 35c a pound. It ia rich in Savor and strength. ATTENTION! I cannot say tliat I bare the largest stock of Stocli and. JPrlces, And let you Judge for yourself. January 4. 1888 1 had 2S Sacks Minnesota Flour; the very best Patent. »l.2S per sack. 70 bushel Potatoes at »1.00 per bushel 80 barrels Eocene and anow White Oil: Snow Whlth I2o per gallon. 40 boxes Klrk'h, Fairbanks, Procter & Gamble's . LB "" 1 i' r y 8o »Pj Vo ° cents Per bar Over 300 boxes Toilet Soap at 3 to 10 cents per Cake. 800 pounds Smoking and. Chewing Tobacco, from itt to 90 cents |>er pound. 00 pounds Starch. 8 to 10 cents por pound. Over 600 pounds Baking Powder, auto 40 cent* per pound. Besides, Sugars, Teat, Coffees, SYRUPS, SPICES, Extracts,.Fore!gn and Domestic Fruits, Green and Dried, and a LARGE STOCK Of other articles too numerous to mention. Please compare my stock and prices with oth- rs and see whether they are entitled to claim Prices In the L. L. JOHNSON, ba3r ? vouUoulie<lthe wortd duel OK the last h»lf rentury. Not least among the wondcr» of Invco- iv* progress is a method and system of work that ou> l» performed all over the country with- >ut ssparatlug Uie worker* from tu«lr homes '»y liberal; any one can do the work: elthersex, ouug or old; no special ability required. Carv ul not ntxwod. you are started free. Cut this »ut aud return to us and we will wad you rren ootellilng of great v&lus aud Imp«rt4ns« to you oat *iM sUrt you In bu»la«», whloh will brlua pu In nuw. moooy rl«ht »way, -tlun anything In Uia world, Unuxl outfit froo. Ladle* Pebble Cost Battov, Ol 84) Meua Laee, Button aad ConcreM, * *S ChUdrenij Kid and 6oM Button. *O M linen Kid and Goat Button. 1 »S WINTKK «tOOI»g AT COST. D. W HOPKINSON. JACOB EISELEr Has already received bis Fall Stock I Cassimeres -AND Woolens! And a 0Eor lot of goods never waa brougnt to« this city. He don't ask yoo to call, for'fie . knows you will do it without waiting for an invitation: CHICAGO frEAL ESTATE. cajro, I hove ot Ml Umea choice City and suburban property for sale. £oti fl?o acres, for •nb-dtvtdln ff Into lot!: Chicago 1» growing rapidly ; real estate la tnureailng In Value I an Investment there IsTmre to pay bl« 12- terent. I can cite many Inittanecs where property, both loti and acre*. have more than doubled in valneln J. V. EMMITT. Sterling, I1L 3ry one and you'll smoke no other. Sold only by KKA FHAHFB. who also keep* choice irands of Tobacco, cigars, pipes, and fine oon. fectlonary at lowest prices. ATTENTION! I Invite your attention to the fact that I h»v» WOBTH OF BOOTS i SHOES Of the very best quality, which I will sell at and below COST, as i wish to retire from business. I kindly Invite everr- . body, and especially my old cuVtom- e "/'o come and profit' by thU .ale. This la no catchpenny affalr.butlt is a. Fair and Square Sale,. And as I have a lante itock of Flnrt-Ctaa» Boots and Shoes, you will have a chance to get such bargains that were never heonlof before. . 117 Kant Third kttreet. Mflll VK*wa«l*4ar« those who read this UlULI»uo fhta aet; they win Una honoribl! employment UiM will not t»k» thcin rototluilr homes aud tamtlwd. The on-"'-"™ irge aud sure for overy luituatrlouj * tn »"» moot". « UessyfJrauvo™ to us»ks Wjod unward* per day, who 1* wftjln* to wurk. Klicer wx, yourar or oW; c»b«t«l oof aeed * ; »• *Wrt you. Bv

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