Sterling Standard from Sterling, Illinois on March 25, 1897 · Page 14
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Sterling Standard from Sterling, Illinois · Page 14

Sterling, Illinois
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Thursday, March 25, 1897
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f'lftTfilf SOHAHMS. KELTNER BELIEVES THEM TO BE OUT OF PLAGE. - - th«Chnrch —Ar» Incttttttfltent TFUh Mie Ida* 6* the <%«rrcfe—-Entertainment Taken Away the Spirit of SsCrlfle* -Ete, Unoccupied seats were scarce at the Bnnkard church Sunday evening.many baring come out to hear the sermon on "Church Entertainments." The speaker treated the subject in a feaalees and decisive way,characteristic of one possessing deep convictions of the tight. The substance of the sermon in brief was aa follows: Chnrch entertainments lead the church into the {dangerous error of . money making, thus defeating its mission, > Tfiey carry»with them the thought that the church is in need and not able to support itself. In fact, the church is tbe only institution not willing to support itself. What would one think of a banking institution or, in fact, any other institution, asking for help to carry on its business ? Is it money that the Lord wants, or to cultivate the spirit.of cheerful giving? "Give not grudgingly, or of necessity, for the Lord loveth a cheerful giver." Giving to church entertainments and receiving in freturn amusement or something [to satisfy carnal appetite .destroys the spirit of sacrifice in giving. The poor widow with two mites threw In more thanjthey all. If people must be fed on good things to make them give more, why not feed them on straw* berries'and cream,,oysters, .etc., to make them pray more? Is it not logical? • "* Church entertainments furnish the name kind of food as that furnished by the world and,hence educates in the wrong direction, "Come .out from among them and be ye separate" sayeth the World. ' ; Church entertainments misconstrue the mission of. the church. Churches of to-day are insane with tbe idea of ^entertaining the people. Is it not the real mission of the church to save souls and to impart spiritual instruction? Preach the world II Tim. 4:2. entertainments rob the church of .its rebuking power. Can the church consistently rebuke its mem- bets for attending shows, theatres, engage in lotteries, etc., and, at the same time, furnish something slmiliar to entertain its members? The speaker, in conclusion, read various advertisements and reports of church sociables, excursions, and catchy subjects for sermons, as they have appeared from time to time in local papers, which pro- dace some merriment, as they bordered on tbe redlcnlous. Their significance being apparent and. illustrating the above declarations. Next Sunday the pastor will take as Ms- theme, "The Church^ its Mission and Duty," being a continue tlon of some thoughts as expressed on last Sunday evening. All are invited. SIM COfS DOCK HUNT, till Sim Coe shot* duck on First avenue last night. It waa a large brant and a splendid «p«elmen. Sim was not the only man in town to do this act last night, but he was the first man to start the ball a-rolling, end is therefore, the hero of the occasion. Sim and Charley Staley hud been dp the river in quest of docks all the afternoon and were returning home late in the evening. Sim stood In front of Philips' hard ware s tore and told, with a long face, of his hard luck, when there came flying dfoectly over his head a small, but very choice, flock of the very things Sim had been looking for all day. A large crowd was on the street, called there by the many ducks la the air, and Sim's time to "get even" with bis ''sympathisers" had come. He jerked his trusty shot gun to his shoulder and let 'er go. Everybody jnmped and the largest of the flock came sailing down to tbe soft, sloppy mud of the First avenue pond, striking with a terrible splash directly in front of the Merchants' Cafe. Sim made a dash, and,partly wading, partly swimming, was soon across -the street with his prize in his hands. A mighty cheer went up from the crowd and Sim's reputation aa a marksman is thoroughly established. His friends are now sure that the reason he didn't get any ducks up the river was because he didn't see any. After this espisode, everybody began to Bhoot;Wlll Bohrer loaded up his gun, but, so far as is known, never shot it off. Frank JJppold secured two fine specimens and Bert Bassett made a lucky haul. There were also others. Sterling hasn't venjoyed^so much duck excitement for many years. The air at.out the city was full of 'em. They were flying over in large flocks, but the heavy storm and the glare of electric lights caused havoc in their ranks. In many instances they were seen almost down to the housetops. They seemed to be moat plentiful in Central Park. The'man with a gun there might have stocked the marked for two weeks to come. F.MJMKKS ATfOl.KTA INTERESTING INSTITUTE HELD THURSDAY. »esptt« th« BTnddy Roads, a tarRB Knm- fcor of F«rmer« Were Present nt the Fhmt InttUnte Er«r Held b,y G«me*.»e Farmer»~Good Program. THE I. O. O, F. OLD FOLKS' HOME. THE GOLDEN MILE-STONE. Mr. and Mr». Majberry Celebrate Their Fiftieth Anniversary. On the nineteenth of March Mr. and Mrs. James W. Mayberry celebrated their golden wedding_atthe_residence. of "their "youngest daughter, Mrs. Charles Walker, three miles west of Lyndon. A family reunion was planned, but, owing .to the bad conditions of the roads anH the rain, many were unable to be present. , , , In the family of Mr. and Mrs. Mayberry, there are thirteen children living—nine sons and four daughters. •There are also thirty-one grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The dinner was served at 2 o'clock. It was a^plendld spread and was highly enjoyed. The following was the • ' MENU; Boast Beef and Gravy ' Tressed Beet Potatoes Bread and Butter Pies Cakes Pickles Jellies Tea Coffee Music for the happy occasion was furn'ahed by L. S. Mayberry, J. F. Mayberry and Charles WaJker. ' Oo March 19, 1860, Mr. and Mrs. James W. Mayberry yterllrig from Lancaster county, Pa. and they have lived in and near Sterling ever stow. The following were present at t&$ golden wedding: James W. Mayberry and wife, Charles Walker and wife, 3.0, Mayberry and family, / J.iF. Mayberry aad family, V, K. Mayberry and family, H, H. pickey and family, "J* & Mayberry, E. B, Mayberry, Mies May Wilder. I. A. Hayes Thinks that Matto'on in Sure to Got It. The following, regarding the Old Folks' home is cut from the Moline Republican-Journal: , "L. A. Hayes, representing The Odd Fellows' Herald, was in the City today He has traveled all over tbe State, and is probably as familiar as anyone with the status of the Old Folk's home contest. He states that Mattoon is almost certain to get the home. The town has made a tender of 100 acres of land and 810,000 in cash, and as it is in' the central part 9f the State and right-in the frdit belt, he is of the opinion that other competing towns cannot get it. He thinks that the extension of time asked for by Moline may be granted. The committee of this city has, as yet, received no Answer to its communi^ cation on the subject, , WAS NINETEEN HOURS LATE. Al Brink, the Stage Driver, JUan a Serious Time. 1 Al Brinkj driver of tbe stage to Pen. rose, Coleta, and Milledgeville, bad a serious time Friday. He left Sterling on time and reached Coleta two hours late. His team was exhausted end-he was compelled to take Janother to Mil- ledgeviiie and return. When he reached Elkhorn creek, on his way to Penrose, he found the water so high that hecould not pass. He was compelled to remain over night at a farm house. He reached Sterling at 1 o clock Saturday afternoon, nineteen hours late. \ . CHARLES M'MEYER t)EAD Although the roade were almost bot- toialess, large crowd of the enterprising farmers of Genesee congregated at Shannon's Hall Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, for the purpose of making the first Farmers' Institne ever held in that township a decided success. This had be«n the main talk of the village of Coleta for the past three weeks. A Program Committee had prepared a very interesting program and It was carried out in a manner "that surprised even themselves. The meeting was called to prder by the Vice President, J. C. Crom the President, John Milroy, being absent on ac- coun't of illness and the impassible roads. Fred and Charles Fraser then'de- lighted the audience by instrumental music. The former is a master of the violin and his rendition needs no comment. .••-., The Rev. Noah Garwlck was present and led the assemblage in prayer. D. C. Overholser, the Secretary, read his report which was approved. C. W. Mitchell- President of the County Farmer's Institute, ,was there and spoke words of encouragement to the farmer. He said that people in any work must organize In order to reap the most benefits. Farmers have made a success without organizing, why not make a greater success by meeting. They get better acquainted In that way. It IB hot probable that one will get up and say anything" that will revolutionize the township, but everything helps. In brief, he spoke words of interest that oniy one can who talks from experience. He was loudly applauded, and the farmers- of Qenesee feel glad that he'was present^ "How to handle cows so as to receive the best returns." A. D. Stanley was the first speaker. He first drew an imaginary picture of the man who did not handle cows to the best advantage. Everyone saw it vividly and profited by it. His was also a talk from exper^ ience, not theory, and was well received. Lewis Peugh and John L. Deets were the two next speakers'on this subject and brought up some new ideas. Everyone was free In asking questions Fred and Charles Eraser again rendered instrumental music. : The second topic, "Handling of corn fodder, its value and method of feeding," was discussed widely by D. C, Overholser, Hugh Shannon and Charles Gleason. ' " The afternoon session was closed by more music by the Fraser boys. : . Evening Session. . ' The evening session opened with a song, "The Jolly Old Farmer," by the Coleta Male Quartette'. A prayer was given by Hev. W. T, Richardson. Miss Minnie Proctor sang the very beautiful descriptive song, "In,i the Baggage Coach Ahead." Mies Proctor has sung before Coleta audiences. on numerous occasions, but her voice was never In better condition, nor did she ever dp better than on this occasion, James Siddles had intended to read 'TWAS A REO LtT-t*;f> Sterling W, C, T, Ij, -OSKhr,it»«s ?f?* Bir March 18 was a »d letter day for tfce Sterling W, C, T, IT. A celebration was heid in honor of Neal Dow, the father of Prohibition, The meeting was held at the home of Mrs. Buckley, on Sixth street. The following program was rendered: Song ................... : ......... . ....... America Prayer ..................... :....:... Mrs. LaCosta Bong ....... . ............ .. "B&ttleCry olMalne" Kesponslve Beading..... ____ ._,....,,... ...... ...,..-;. ........ President Snyder Mid Boclaty Reminiscence of Neal Dow ........ Mr*. Channcy Solo and Chorus ........ Mrs. Taylor and Society Recitation ...... "Wear Tour White BIbbot,," .......... ............. ..MIssBessleLongsdon Reading. ..Biographical Sketch oINeal Dow, ............. i; ..... ..... .......... Mrs. Shultza Duet, ........... . ............ ..."Prohibition," ........... . .Mrs. Cass Davis and Mrs. Tsyloi Short Sketch of Neal Dow's Home Me ..... . .......... .........;.. .Mrs. Fred Klostennnn. Duet — ....... ', ."One More River to Cross," ..... ; ........ ....Mrs. Davis and Mrs. Taylor Sketches from letters of the friends of Neal Dow........ ........ ' .............. tor. Snyder Sketch of Mrs. Dow ......... ...... Mrs. Van flant Son* ....... "Home, Sweet Home.".. ..... Society The topic for the next meetin.; was announced to be "Heredity and Hygiene," and the meeting was closed by singing "Blest be the Tie that Binds." Refreshments were served and a very profitable time was spent. Forty- two ladies were present. The next meeting will be held at the home of Mrs. Van Sant April 1. AN ATTENDANT. PEACOCK BLUE IS FASHIONABLE Jewels Like golden frjfoffi from fMry ai«»# from the rich ftbd "b«a«tif «I <if»*pl&y by E. W. Blossom. Hsre Is th*> p?sc« frs get them with certainty that yow Will , get what yoa think you ere getting,, where tio mlsrepreaentaHons ar% mada %nd whers reasonable ptlem rule? Of course yon are looking far novelties. So srs we, and we get tf» best offered in market. Watches, ete^ carefully repaired by skilled workmen „ First Nutfoaal Bank BTdg, No. IS E, 3d St., Sf«rHBf, E W. BLOSSOM. Has Bad » Sadden Revival Amonff Ez• penilve JRrosdolotlii, The majority of 'women considered until very recently that peacock blue was quite out of fashion. Two winters ago this deep, rich shade appeared among expensive broadcloths, Lyons brocades, velvets and millinery ribbons and plumage. But we find it suddenly revived among these fabrics, and and also in the new double wrap, French cashmeres, tailor cloths, and intermixed with other dyes in silk and wool materials and soft wool and tartans. This is said to be due to the fact that the Czarina shows a decided preference for the color, some of the shades now being called "Czarina blue," At the grand review at Chalons she wore a costume of peacock bine royal ar- mure, with short, full shoulder cape and toque of velvet to match, each bordered with a band of Russian sable. Peacock blue is a beautiful color, bat it is undoubtedly trying to all but of faultless complexion. MILLEDGEVILLE WEDDIN6./" . 800 Acres of Land, Near Mitchell, South Dakota, 5i miles to Railroad. 360 acres tinder cultivation, balance in hay and pasture. Q-ood House, two Corn Oribbs two Graneries, large Barn, 440 acres fenced. Leased for two years lor its one*half of all Crops. Greek running through land. Soil is good and as to settlement there are lihouses within 1 two .miles of this place and all occupied. Will sell or exchange for good property here- 598 Acres of Land : < . } Near Newton, Jasper county, Illinois. : Two sets of buildings, 75 acres of good timber, balance farm and hay land, all fenced. Will sell cheap or exchange for farm or good city property here. I have a lot of fine farms near Sterling for sale. Also Bargains - in vacant and resident property* Call and see me. Q. A. OVER, Corner First Avenue and Third Street, E. D. Davis'Dry Good House. REDUCED RATES! 1 will sell at the old stand of JVIEYERS & ESHLEMAN, QOT 1'EM GUESSING. OB *•»»« Stuff* Are Trying PnaJcil* O» Kext Y«ar's Crop. Oraog e Judd Farmer stimates £8.4 per beat of last years* vheat atili remains io tae fat jaera' aod dsdare* ^faat befor^ i another ,gfl>p |g raised Use grain bim will be thsii at auy time eiaee etstes that Aged Resident of Palmyra fallen Away TVedue'iday Night. Dr. Charles McMeyer, an aged and respected resident of Palmyra, passed away at his home , Wednesday night. He was nearly ninety years of age and leaves a wife and one daughter, Annie, to mourn his death. . The funeral services occurred today at 10 o'clock at the Lutheran church, Dlxon. Bev. T. F. Dornblaser officiated. Did you ever stop to think what indigestion really means? It means eljnply that your stomach Is tired. If our lejs are tired, we ride. Tbe horse and the steam engine do the work, not give your stomach a ride;that Js f ""let something else do its work, Foods can be digested outside of the body. All plants contain digestive principles which will, do this. The Shaker digestive cordial contains digestive principles and la a preparation designed to rest the stomach. The Shakers themselves have such unbounded confidence in it that they have placed 10 cent sample bottles on the market, and it is eetid that even BO ema|l & quuntityfproves beneficial In a yast msjonty of mea. All druggists ke«p it, » t&x 49 ft? *%$* still is a paper on/'How "to Manage Poultry for the Production of Eggs and Chicks," but living so far from town, was upable to be present. J, C. Fraser gave an fmpromptu talk on tbu subject and answered several questions to the best of Ijis ability. "The Song That Beached My Heart," was sweetly sung by Mrs. Noah Garwick. The lady has a beautiful voice and her audience was greatly pleased. J. C. Fraser also opened the discussion, "How to Battle with Vermin and Diseases of Poultry and Building and Management of the Poultry House." Mr, Frazer has had experience In the poultry business for years, so he was capable of giving others several "pointers,"',V. ' '.:.• /''•••' • Frank Anthony next told what he knew on the subject. His was a most interesting talk and, doubtless, very beneficial.- Fred and Charles, Fraser rendered the old selection, "Listen to the Mocking Bird," All who heard this declare that they never beard Mr, Fraser's superior In the playing of this selection, He was encored and responded. _ This was, followed by an organ solo by Mia Mipnle Proctor. Miss Proctor is as excellent a performer on this Instru- me,at as she is a vocalist. Glenn Colcord delivered an oratloq. ,Tbe Institute was closed by another selection by Mr. Fraser, on the "violin, Taken as a whole, the institute proved very Interesting and a succgBs in every particular. Everyone seemed eager to respond when called upon. This is probably b.ut the beginning of these jpieetings. / . • ' ' _ ^. •' —Louis Johnson, of Cenesee, the young man who cut bis foot badly recently, couies in to have the injured member dressed by pr, Frank Keefer every day. He-says the roads north of taeclty are in a terrible condition; This morning hla rig became stuck and the two »iDgle4ree9 were broken. He w*s Alone sad it was foriuaata ttiat he the TVlUlam Sayert and narrletJDleterle Unlt- > ed For Life, In spite of the inclement, weather a very pretty wedding took place Thurs- dayevenlng at the elegant home of Mr and Mrs. Matthew Dieterle In Milledgeville. Mr. William Sayers and Mies Harriet Dieterle, the latter a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dieterle, were joined in the bonds,'of holy wedlock by the Rev. J. .G. Trefz before a large assembly of relatives and friends.' After the ceremony an elaborate supper was served, and the remainder of the evening spent in pleasant social intercourse. Mr. and Mrs, Sayers will make their home In Sterling, where Mr, Sayers Is employed at his trade, that of a mason. A large circle of friends of both parties extend the most hearty congratulations to the newly married couple and wish them a Jong, prosperous and happy life. , BRAKEMAN BEIL INJURED, A. Tj T_i\.. i 1 i ii At Exceedingly LOW PRICES. J. K. ESHLEMAN. 21 East Third Street, Sterling. Druggist. Well Known North Western JIan IB ger- ; iotuly Hurt. A. P. Bell, a brakeman on the C, & N. W., met with a serious, if not fatal, accidental DeWJtt, Thursday morning at 5:50. He was engaged in making a coupling, when he slipped and fell beneath the wheels. He was draggged some .distance before he was noticed by other train men.. He was carried to the way car and taken to Clinton. Drs.Jonsson and Hofstetter found it necessary to amputate the left leg elx inches above the knee. Aside from his limb, it is not thought the man is otherwise/lnjured. .He stood the oper. ation well, but on account of the great loss of blood and tbe shock, it is doubtful if he will recover. He is a well known railroad man. He baa a wife and four children. SHEETS HAS A PULL. Remember we are headquarters for Good Groceries, Fruits, Vegetables. . Also for Fresh Baltimore Bulk Oysters, Solid Meats, only 250. per quart. OVER & SEIDEL. THE COBBEOT GROCERS. ; REAL ESTATE. Fprmer Sterllof Domluie J» -After tbe UeQuwrb OooBalate. Kev. Fred Sheets', formerly pastor of the Fourth Street qhurch of this city, now preaching at jEdgswaterr 111., ie after the position' of C'oneul General to Dresden, and tbe chances are that he will get it, Mr. Sheets is one of the capable men In the Methodist church and his friends trust that he will be successful In his fc'lforte', It is said that he Is especially well recommenced and that his "pull" is made of good stuff, - - (^ Choice building lots in Court House block from 8400 up, - : A nice new five room house near While plowing in a field which bad been under constant cultivation until Hast year, a Negro farmer of Hogans- vllle, Ga., uncovered a jar, buried le- ueath two big stones and an iron plate, eotttsioiaiag $16,000 in gold. Apparently tbe money had beeii burial place was w&rt^i fey Third tVard School for 8600. Monthly payments, if desired. . ..... Good .building lota with-sawer and electric light, one block west of Third Ward Park, .from 8125.00 to $165.00. Lots and acre properties aod houses in Sterling and Bock Falls. Have a "number on monthly payments— can be paid for as easy as paying rent. Farms in .Whites!^, Ogle, Carroll and Lee counties.••!; 481 aorea of No. i land, good house, large bank barn, ail tillable land, fo? 843.50 per acre, $2,000 cash, balanea to suit purchaser. 40 acres joining Bock Falla for f 3,800, Will take to wia property as part pay. 210 acres two miles frow Sterling for 855.00 per acre; good improvements. 480 acres in Jeokson county, f his is a fine farm. What have you? 83,000 city property for stock of merchandise of any kind. ' Loans on Real Estate and Personal Notes; best ' ' can Sljlt T ou »«, Sterling or Rack Fails 0 » an Change of Frank W. Walzer, 313; Quit House Block,

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