Sterling Standard from Sterling, Illinois on April 1, 1897 · Page 4
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Sterling, Illinois
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Thursday, April 1, 1897
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fh* ~1 V.H1.IVO, ILL., AI'IUT, 1 '.-»' •faff* waiter, HWTIW |j.w <» y«ir in otftwwf. Jfndlclal Th« BcpnWfcan Oonnty fteatrsl Committee of the O?nn6e» ot unroll. «Tf> Dtwless, Ij«e ( Ogle. 8tM>btn*on. Whlteslde *n<! Wlntiebseo. are to send delegates to the Jndlei&l Convention for tf-,6 IStlt Judicial Cisrcmt Ot Illinois, to be hem ;'t Roefeford on Thursday, April 29,1897, at 10 o'clock p~ra., to place tn nomination three candidates for foe office of Jndgos of the Circuit Conrt for tne 13th Jwltelal Circuit ot the State ot Illinois. Ths basis ot representation will be one delegate for every 800 Republican votes cast at the «»t Presidential election and one for every fraction over 150, on which l«"H the several counties win lie entitled to the following number ol dele«»tw: . ' • <Wro!l 3.3H .lotteries r..... -3,694 JjW..-. -A- 4,707 OglP 5,210 Btflphensoh 4,728 •Whlteslde... 5.r.77 Wlnnebago - 8.242 J. H. 8xKAiiN8i Chairman JR. J. SENBOK, Secretary. Puerile Fight of the Opposition. The tight against the Dingley bill Is not calculated to Inspire very much confidence In the great body of voters over the country. The Democrats In the House know that their Wllaon-Qor- man bill baa been a failure, so far as It provided revenue for the country. The present administration is now trying to pass a bill that will provide sufficient revenue from importations to .keep the government out of going* in debt for its running expenses. In opposition to this bill, the Democrats fall back on "their old cry that the tariff is a tax. •Suppose we grant that it la a tax; a person is better able to pay a slight tax when he has plenty to do, a rushing, .paying business,. than he is when he ) flf-1 Kr'tl c-f nni»n<frnent, ftnd b** ij s a rjp^ofs^ity for ngRfn placing » t*x on sugar, bnt he believed this would «p»a a profitable fWd for the farmers, and enable us to produce our own beet sugar. He believed ;thls biU would start the mills to moving, give work to Idle worklngmen, open markets to the farmers, start the wheels of the railroads, and bring back M>a old-time Republican prosperity. He invited the silver men, Populisms and Democrats, to unite with the Republican* In passing thU bill to carry but their own political demand for a greater volume of currency, If they would pass this bill they would help to keep at home the millions of dollars n6w sent abroad, which ought to remain here to swell our volume of currency, instead of sending it to Europe to add to the stores of money there. Mr. Prince hope*.that this bill would be supplemented by another protection measure, an immigration bill that would prqtect American workmen from the hordes of poverty-stricken competitors who every year come to our shores. turning, no money, no credit, no opportunity to even earn a living. The cry of opposition, after the experience of the past four j ears, Is BO puerile that it should disgust the voters of'the entire Hatlon. . The Democrats have had their day -.and failed, now why not turn in with magnanimous candor and help the Republicans to pass a measure that is worthy of a trial, if nothing more. In this connection the Inter-Ocean The Department Store. The bill before our Legislature to make department stores' illegal aggregations of capital may pass, but, if it becomes a law, it will go to the courts as to its constitutionality. In discussing the bill the State Journal closes an editorial as follows: "Probably the most vigorous remonstrance of the less successful merchants against department store methods is based upon the assertion that the big stores advertise so extensively that the smaller concerns cannot keep up with the procession. Therein lies the whole Put, nv**t {»nphfttir»fijr, wpt want tharn ttognt tha*-, fhk H a nation with thfc tmt gOTftnment in th* 1 worlfl, that thft highest and cobUiflt dnty that » man can do ia to defend it with his very lite, and that the men who fonght rebellion to its death wefe as highly patriotic as those who fought to gain Its independence, to secure it from f or- eigaliggresslon, ot to place Ua banners on the walls of Mexico. And we want the exact truth taught about the battles of the rebellion—that wllle they were struggles between men of the highest courage on both Bides, that the rebels had a compensation for somewhat Inferior numbers In the fact that that they stood on the defensive In positions of their own choosing, which we were compelled to assail. We want it impressed upon .the young minds that the men who made up the Union armies were the flower of the country's mnnbod, who fought with unsurpassed gallantry, fortitude and unselfish devotion for the maintenance of the Government and its Institutions. ttstf , .. "The New York Sun has said • well, 'The tariff reformers made such a last of It with their lying and disastrous Wilson tariff that, for very shame.tbey now should cease from boring the pub- lie with their dreary preaching.' They should, but they don't. The same old twaddle that they drooled in 18$0 and in 1892 they are drooling today. '.'Tariff breeds trusts! Tariff breeds trusts! Tariff is a tax! Tariff is a tax!" Thus It was, and thus it IB, and thus It will , be as long as there is left a twaddler to twaddle, __J : _ But when have trusts been more vlg- crously active'in the United States than' during the operation—or failure of operation—of - the Wilson .tariff? JNever. And if it be true that "tariff is a tax," though certainly it is not always a tax, It is a tax paid in part, if not mainly, by foreigners. Who that is an American objects to levying a tax upon such foreigners as grow rich upon the profits of their trade with and in. the United States? Why should the email retailer pay a tax while the great -importer goes free? -7,-But it is ridiculous that the free trader should complain that "tariff is a tax," even I! it be universally a tax, and a . tax universally payable by Americans, and never by foreigners. .For when the free trader abolishes. , tariff he levies revenue by direct taxa *.ion. And this is a form of taxation from which no owner of taxable property can escape. Whereas, granting the false assumption that" "tariff is a tax," none are subject to it but those •Who buy fo:elgu-made goods, and this, year by year, becomes less necessary, For protection multiplies and improves the articles of home manufacture. The Democratic, criticisms of the new tariff are drearily imbecile." _._ ment store success has for its foundation newspaper advertising space judiciously availed of. There is no patent on the plan. It is not copyrighted, The same principles applied in the same general way have .wrought the success of every one. They did not use large spaces at first. They had to content themselves with just about such spaces as the remonstrators can afford to pay for at the present time. They made the space count. They used brains in It. They forced tha atten-. tlon of the public to what they had to say. As their sales/ increased they did. not lie back and cherish the delusion that they had conquered the world and that It was bound to bring tributes of trade .to lay at the feet of the man who had done a little extra advertising. The more goods they sold, the more space they used. Every increasejn business brought more funds devoted to advertising, aSd they never let 'up. They fought their way up the ladder round by round, until they reached the top. The others, who might have done , if In not Improbable th»t ft forma! application will be ra»deby the government of Hawaii for annexation to the United States. is making an effort to have tbe Illinois Supreme Coiirt located at that place. That ffl a,good point, accessible and well located. Ik anticipation of the passage of a new tariff bill, the Importersare f ash- ing foreign goods Into our mark eta. The steamship lines are overwhelmed with offered cargoes. A LETTER addressed to Gen. Gomez, In Cuba, was returned by the postmaster at Havana with the endorsement, "No such person here." He may be there before the royal postmaster is ready for him. . Little Greece. 'Tis Greece, 'tis living Greece once more! While the powers are still trying to coerce little Greece, so far she has withstood their threats. The latest threat from the powers is that they will blockade the ports of Greece herself, If sha does not retire from Crete. In this matter the powers of Europe are not in perfect harmony and the longer Greece holds out, the less harmony there will be. Gladstone's vigorous letter has helped along the growth of popular sentiment among the people against the Turk. Lord Salisbury, has given notice that England will not join in the blockade of Greecian ports. It is said that Germany has also given notice to the same effect. If this is the case, other powers will follow. France, no doubt, will act with England, and Italy has always been a good neighbor ,of Greece. The bold stand of the King of Greece has been the most potent factor in bringing about the present situation of the powers. The stirring words of the King have been applauded all over the Christian world. He said to the powers: * "The great powers should take warning before It is too late. The Greek Nation cannot endure this state of things much longer, The situation will become uncontrollable. The world has never before witnessed such a spectacle as six powerful Nations acting in the name of Christian civilization, 'surrounding an island with their warships and starving a noble' Christian -people whose only offence Is that they have fought for their HbertleS'While feeding and-upholding their-savage -Turkish oppressors. It seems almost incredible that the egotism of tbe powers . could lead them to outrage every principle of humanity, Ignore and trample : down ARCHITECT BunmiAM.lof World's Fair fame,has looked over the Governor's mansion at Springfield and he is reported as saying that the mansion Is a disgrace, to the State, and that it will cost sixty thousand dollars to put it in proper shape. NORTHERN Indiana farmers are going to try the experiment this' year of raising kafflr corn. It is said to do well in the dry regions of Kansas and as parts of Indiana are subject to drought, the farmers believe that the kafllr corn is the unfailing crop for them. , , EDITOR W. B. Jewell, of Danville, has the honor to bo the first postmaster appointed by President McKinley. Postmaster Jewell is an able editorial worker, a straight Bepubllcan" and an excellent man for the, place. The STANDARD congratulates both the President and the editor. you MBT—Spring ehititmi 1865. 1897 I have ; just received a bright new stock of Port* land and Akron Cement and Windsor Plaster. Fresh Lime always on hand. My Spring stock of LUMBER 1 , - ' • • - -' is arriving daily and the grades can't be beat. Get Prices of me before you buy* To=morrow Thursday. - k 1 ^ if*. : Telephone No. 19. .Good clean Clover arid Timothy Seed for sale at Moses Dillon's Elevator. Bright clean Salt, 75 cents per barrel. > Moses Dillon. the same, asked the Legislature to saw. the legs off the ladder. If their wish should, or could, be granted, they would not find success without adopting the very methods which have been pursued by the department store successes. There is but one route to fbrtune, in commercial business and there is no motive power adapted to that route except newspaper advertising.. The merchants would better let the Legislature alone and fol- lowjn the fpotBteps of the^ men_who have fought their way unaided to the front. The suppression of department stores would make no royal road to success for the man who does not advertise." , fllct slow death upon the brave Cre ; tans." , ' Further, speaking 'for his people, tbe King says: "They are prepared to make any sacrifices; no loss can be too great for them; they will fight barefooted; they will fight even without food; they will fight even without hope. If this conflict begins, tbe Greeks will not cease till they have achieved victory or the last fighting man has fallen," The trimming politicians of /Europe THE death of William T. Adams, known all over the world by his pen name, Oliver Optic, .will cause sadness in the hearts of his thousands of readers. No writer had more boy readers than Oliver Optic. He was the prince of storytellers for boys. Although many of his writings are sensational, every story has a strong, healtby,clean, inspiring atmosphere about it'that enables and builds up the home and stimulates the boy toward good actions and noble deeds: -. .1 . THE many friends of Senator W. E. Mason will be sorry to learn that he has been slightly ill. It is said that all he needs is a.little rest. Senator Mason has been an incessant worker since he has been at Washington. Some days he didn't take time for his meals at the regular hours, ard this, with the continuous labors attending to his Sena- iS- kindly exertions Tremendous •^«*M^^:^Ml^^MMnnRBMHd^^anHIMVHI^BHBMMS9HBBBMH m^^^S^^^KB^^^WB^^SI^Hgl&B^^g^^^^^^^^^S Reduction! Turk, but the people all over, everywhere, are with the heroic little Greece, Prince 011 the Tariff Bill... - The Dingily bill is now belngdlscusa- «d In the House of Eepresentatives. Oa Thursday our Congressman George W. Prince, made an able speech la support of the bill. His speech in f nil is to be found in. the Congressjonal Record. Some of the points made in his arguments in favor of the passage of the bill areas follows: The tariff .question la. the problem of one people to adjust their .affairs BO that they would produce what they consumed, and consume what they produce, in |uch _a ^waj ;_as to jgiye re^ nutaertitlva compensation to all the people by means of which they could tievsjlope tbe beat type of manhood. He referred to pur fortunate location, with natural protection by Providence aud with the ooean rolling between us and our gteftfc competitors. Tbe govern- lug principle of the Eepubllcan party, protection, seemed to have been the principle in tUe xalnd of the e course of our tbe aof iMeat ot the befit i»lud8 i$ T ' "•'""'" •• The Report on School Histories. The National Tribune of Examination, Washington, in an article on the school histories of the day, aaya: General Orders, No. 5, from Com- mander-in-Chlef Clarkson, publish the important results arrived at in the examination of tbe histories used in tbe schools, by the National Committee of tbe G. A. II. on School Histories. .The report of the Chairman of the Committee states facts which must startle every loyal citizen. They are facts which are well known in many communities, and which have, from time to time, been strongly animadverted upon by individual comrades, Posts, and veteran organizations. This is the first time, however, that a comprehensive examination has been made of all the histories in use in the country outside of Dixie. The committee finds that tt^re it no exception to the rule that the school histories have been carefully modulated down,to make them salable in tne South, until the last veatlgea of distinction between j>atriotlsta and disloyalty have been removed, and the child who" etudlea them inevitably gets the Impression that it was rather a more creditable thing to have fought against the Government than for it. This is no "ultra-loyal shriek." .It ia the calm judgment of comrades who have studied the books thoroughly, end made every allowance for the demands of exact truth, non-partluacahip, and non>see- tiontiUam. None of us want tbe children taught anything that savors of sectionalism or partisanship, None of us would tolerate it for feu iustant. We warn every child feared la the broadest aad iaoat eotowstetic lovef«r awsr? iacb. of fcfe *o|l oyar wMsb Old titoiy flaats, W® «f»<it th**» Tariff Debate in House Closed. The debate in the House on the Dingley tariff bill has closed and what is tbe result of these days of speechmaking? While some of tbe minor details of the bill have been modified, the bill stands out .boldly before the people of the country as the desideratum of the day. The opposition to the principles of protection, the old free traders, bad tbeir say against tbe present bill, but no, one opposed to the bill offered to substitute the Wilson bill for it, nor did the opposition substitute a minority bill for the Dlogley bill. T:be fact that the Wilson bill does not provide the necessary revenue to run the government is an unanswerable argument In favor of the passage of the new bill. The opposition were challenged to re-introduce the Wilson' bill, or to introduce a free trade measure in place of tbe one proposed by the Republicans, but neither of these propositions was accepted. No old time Democrat sustained the Wilson bill, and the debate from the opposition was more of a free silver talk than an argument in favor of frae trade. Democratic orators do not wax very eloquent on the beauties of free trade; that day naa passed. It is to be hoped that time will prove that the Dingley bill will meet the requirements of the times. in behalf of his thousands of friends, have wearied, his iron constitution. There is said to be nothing serious in his present illness. '.,.,.'.'. DUN' ,AND BUADSTEET report that improvement in trade continues, despite the collapse of the Iron ore combination, the destructive floods of the Mississippi and the"decision ol the Supreme Court against the railway aBso- elation. The weekly review of trade further says: "With confidence that" better times and larger business are coming, men are .less._' disposed .every day to throw away good investments, and the very fact that the prices pj products are low, is regarded as a guarantee against much further decline. The number of mills and shops and hands at work also gradually increases," •„..• . THIS State may need a new Judical ap- that will create three more Judicial districts outside of Cook county, but the STANDARD ventures the assertion that if we had all active, pushing Judges, our court business would uot be so far behind ai it is. Good execuUv0 Jodges is one of our OUK NEIGHBOR'S CAT, A neighbor caine, most out ot breath, Oh, say, Flora has shook your cat to death 1 Two hasten to the scene of woe; The oilier two refuse to go. The spot is readied; In alley rear, The cat is found, with mud besmeared; ' Borne to the house with tenderest care; • A cot prepared, and unaltered there. In gr^et they mourn, their pet tnust go; It's back Is broke, and can't live, so It must bo shot to end Its pain; • That cat can never walk again. The awful deed Is done at last; With many sad hearts and sighs, alas,' Is burled with the tender'est care.... Did evar a cat have such a fare? When, low, behold, the door ajar, In came their own cat, as before, Allre and well, and unconcerned > • Ot all their grief. George Washington had returned, ANON. TO HAVE SPRING VACATION. We are selling l WALL PAPER At Prices that will Astonishyou. Money Saved is Money Earned. ( Call and see our Elegant , Designs. W. P.Hallett, . .. Druggist. ao W. 3rd St. To-morrow we invite the ladies to a Spools! Display and Sale of the mo«fc elegant collection of fine Dress Goods ever brought to Sterling. A prominent importer has Bent us to be Hold at wholesale prices— 100 Pattern Suits "'•'!•' • ' * in all the chic, and pretty styles of the' season, in all wool and silk wool fabrics. > ANY LADY who contemplates 'the purchase of a new Spring Salt will find this & most extraordinary occasion for securing a good bargain. ' EXCLUSIVE STYLES. They are all in single dress patterns BO that purchasers will have a dress of which there will be no duplicates in this city. " . This Sale is for ONE DAY only, and closes Thursday at 0 p. m. All are cordially invited. •B'OWMtjBdSt, , •Opposite Randolph House. i'ltt f n "' < \ ^ Pishing Time is Here, and you will all. have time to fish, and whether you Sterling School Hoard So Decided Mouday . : Alorulug. ' _ • ,' The Board of Education of the Sterling School held a buslpeaa session Monday morning. Only routine business of the board was transacted. Among other mattera of business, it was decided to close the school next Friday for the aanual spring vacation. The school will be closed but one week, Jlarviwt KxcuntUiiua via. C. if. & Q. it. K. Oa April« and 20, May 4 and 18, the 0. B. & Q. It. ii. will sell tickets at one lowest lirst-oltise 1'tire for the round trip, plus 82.00 tapoiots is the west, south- j west, &ortb^e»t sod south. For fur- 1 th&s * TheMan VVliotookhis •Pail. ./.;:--\.;. ;: -" - : and sat down In the middle of the field on a rock, and waited for the cow to back up to be milked, was first cousin to the fellow' who would not advertise but ex. pected the public to . hunt him up and buy his wares. will find the finest, largest and cheapest line of Fish.'.'•' ing Tackle in the county. : ' ' . ;-at..' ; . .'.'•'• '- "''. E. J. Feigley & Son's, ' - 309 Locust st., Sterling, 111, painting - »K ;$ T '5; ' i'e i| >'*$ Hangiiig; ii^ , '-..J •Leave orders at residence, a» West Fourth 8t; • ; !»J I or drop a card to • • ' , ; ' r ^8< FRANK RIQLE. ,f| Groceries, Confectionery; Cigars and Tobacco. PRICES THE LOWEST. R. H. DAVIS. Next to Baer & Carter's, E. Third St. Bkinrnu Pooka, HAgamiM and ft, tlnllrnV P 01 * ueauy *na »uoatitn linUbnit fially bound, in dlrtweot [ •tjles and at prlo«« to salt the tot STERLING STANDARD B1NDEH? f There are others, but nothing like this. ...TRY IT. A car-load of the Best Flour in-the World, Just received- XXXX Pillsbury. A full line of Choice Kokles at MY STORE, JUST IN TIME FOR NEW..., An elegant assortment Of New Styles in Hats, Ribbons and Flowers* Went TWrf$ Never before has sucli an &a« BQi'tnaeiiti been gotten together, and one is hard to please, in» deed, who cannot make a sat- isfaetdiy selection from the fip$, collection at Alice Wilkinson'i N*. 1HU0

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