Sterling Standard from Sterling, Illinois on April 1, 1897 · Page 10
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Sterling, Illinois
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Thursday, April 1, 1897
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MRS. s .IOM:S. •>5ATH OF ELLA M. COLQUJST. FUNERAL SERVICES HELD AT THE CHRISTIAN CHURCM. »t ttie B«» tV>r» In Attendance—Tlif l tor«l Contribution* Wirti B«*nHfol—! «i vicm W*T* lrnpif*8i»lve-The 8*rmmi \Vag Preached by Rev. W. B. Worrl*. The funeral of Mrs, Silas Jones, wlf> of the pastor of the Christian church, was h'eld at the church Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock. The services were In charge of the Key. W. B. Morris, pastor of the UapUst church, who Is u warm personal friend of Rev. Jones; f After a scripture reading and prayer at the house, the remains were taken to the church, wliere a large concourse of sorrowing friends awaited them. The noral.contributions were beautiful; one standard, in particular, wne handsome. It was made of calla lilies and was given by the members of the church. • The services were opened with a scripture leading by Rev. Carter, of the -Pte?byterian_ churchj folio wed -with- prayer by Rev. Crow), of the Congregational church. The closing scripture was read by Rev. Cass Davis, of the First church, and the last prayer was offered by Rev. E. Brown, of the Lutheran church. The benediction was pronounced by Rev. Schultze, of the ^Trinity church. The Christian church •choir sang several beautiful numbers and H. M. Hansen, General Secretary of the Y. M. C. A., sang a solo, "The Beautiful Hill." The sermon, preached by Mr. Morris, was sympathetic and beautiful. The remains were leffat the church 'during the night, and early this morn- ing they were 'taken to Sidell, 111., for •burial, the services there having been held this afternoon. The pall bearers were members of ^htr^hTirch^TiQ^aTritilricTrdBZDfZMr Jones: J. F. Horsley, Samuel Martin, John A. Baker, Walter Moore, J. B. ~i)elp and Warren Roath. The funeral arrangements were in charge of Walter Moore, who accompanied the remains as far as Chicago this morning. WILLIAM DRURY'S WILL. lie Leave* 111* Money Fcr tltn liullillng; of u School. The will of the late Willla-u Dury of Now Boston, the early Illinois settler who came to be one of the richest farmers in the State before his death' this month, and who in bis lifetime was frequently seen in Sterling, has been filed for probate. He leaves the whole o f his vast estate •with only the exception of a nine one- hundredth part to carry out a long -cherished desifeP'ttiat-a-scBool^mJgbt be conducted along polytechnic lines, where the education would Le practical and of a mechanical and industrial character as well as scientific -eioaland free from-denominational-or sectarian bias or influence." ; The will provides for the Trustees to manage the school, and directs them to "exclude from all the departments all sectarian or denominational teachings or practices, and to promote industry, truth and love of country, and a general scientific practical training and education of the mind." The college is to be called the William and Vaahti college, and it is to be located in the Mercer county town which jshalLdonate the-greaterlsum- to assist n its construction. MRS. GEORGE ONSMAN DEAD. Lady I'asied Away at midnight 8 it. r ujrclay. rfli George Onsman died Saturday night at 12 o'clock at the home of her , daughter, Mrs. Gottlieb Elsasser, The • • immed ate cause of her death was a "'complication...of diseases arising from an attack of the grip; Mrs. Onsman was *born ln~Sfiptem- fcer,1825,tn Stuttgart, Wurtemburg.Ger-. many. She came to this country to reside about seventeen years ago and since that time has resided in Sterling. Her husband, the late George Onsman, died three years ago. There survive Mrs. Onsman, two sons, Crist Beckley, of this city and Andrew Beckley, of Buffalo, N. Y., and one daughter, Mrs. Gottlieb Elsasser, with whom she has made her home for the past three years. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at I o'clock at the home on Second street, and at the German Lutheran church at 1:30 o'clock. Rev. Greshens will officiate. The interment will be in the Sterling cemetery. AT THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH .Eleven -Munbirj Added at tlie Couimun- 10u Service. '-•... The sacrament of the Lord's Supper was observed at tbe Presbyterian church Sunday morning, at which time eleven new members were admitted. The sermon by the pastor was appropriate to the occasion and very strong. In the evening the services were in charge of the Men's League, as usual. Musical numbers were given by Julius Trefz and Leo Philips which were giestly enjoyed. Both gentlemen are of splendid voices and they best. of F»r*>nt*. The death of Miss EUs M. Colqnist, ^Idest child of William and Matilda 0 j!quist,took place at 4 o'clock Sunday tnorning at the home of her parents In ihia city. Her death was caused by consumption, from which ihe has been a sufferer for some time past. Miss Colqnist was born in Stockholm, Sweden, on September 12, 1873, and came to this city with her parents In 1880. She. was educated in the public schools of this city, after which she graduated with honor from the Shorthand Department of the Sterling Business College. She has been employed in a business office in Chicago for the past year and a half and enjoyed the full confidence of her employers. Five weeks ago she bad a bad hemorrage from the lungs and her father was summoned to the city. She did not grow any better and was brought home three weeks ago. She failed rapidly and death came to her relief on Sunday morning? All whq_knew__Ella Colquist-loved her for her quiet unassuming manners and Christian character. She had been a devoted member of the Lctheran church since her fourteenth year, and was a recognized leader in all tbe church work that falls to the younger people. The death of this young woman has occasioned wide-spread sorrow among a wide circle of friends all over the city. ' Three younger sisters and a brother, besides her parents, mourn her untimely death. The funeral will take place on Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock in the Swedish Lutheran churcb.the Rev. E.Brown officiating. KELTNER ON THE CHURCH. Ho Talks to a Largo -Congregation at the — -- irankard-Church; ---- r "The Church, its Mission and Duty," was the subject of an excellent sermon delivered by the Rev. P. R. Keltner at the Dunkard church Sunday night. The congregation was large^ nearly all of the seats being occupied. "Upon this Rock (Jesus Christ) I build my church" was tha text announced by the speaker. The church, he said, is not the building, but the people. It is a medium through which God saves souls. It is a devine institution, as is the home. God is back of it; therefore it cannot fail. The church is not merely a convenience; it is a necessity. Every minister should con- .vince bis hearers of its extreme importance. The church affords men an opportunity of obeying the gospel. The church which is the most in harmony with the teachioga of the bible is the one -to-choose— It should be anti worldly— diametrically opposed to the world. A ship is a good thing, but it is of no use without the ocean. But water in-the-shipr—So-it-is— with -the church and the world; the church must be in the world, but there should be none of the world in the church. The church should creat a fearless ministry. < It is the duty of the church to make the gospel so plain that all may hear and understand. The sermon was clear and well delivered and was given the closest attention. Next Sunday evening Mr. Keltner will speak on "Feet Washing." THE W. C. T. U. MEETING. Audience at the Salvation Army . Sunday, • The Woman's Christian Temperance Union held their monthly gospel meeting at the Salvation Army Sunday afternoon. The audience was large and attentive. After the opening song service, the platform meeting was varied and spirited. The principal address was given by Mrs. LaCo3te, District Evangelut. Little .Mary Smith sang a' sweet solo? "The Holy'Bible.'? Mr8..Capt. Smith gave a short sketch of their work in Louisville, Ky. ." There was good music and lovely testimonies by the temperance workers and others. The pledge was circulated and papers distributed. An organ was kindly furnished by one of the music dealers. THE GRAND ARMY MEETING. The New Quartermaster, W. N. Harrison. Was Installed. Saturday evening was the regular meeting of the. G. A. R. Post. Anjip. plication waa received from George M. Luke, who wants; to become a member of tbe Post here. The new Quartermaster, W.N. Harrison, was installed in tbe place of J. D. St. John, moved away. Capt. J. W. Niles, who has been ap .pointed Trustee of the Soldiers' Home at Quincy, gave an interesting account of his visit to Springfield to see the Governor and meet with him and the other Trustees. Next week the Trustees have their first meeting.a^t Quincy. —John Small, of Prairievllle, says that the fire whistle at thd pumping station in this city woke him from a soundj sleep Sunday. He < saja that he could easily distinguish the signal without having to get up. UVE QUESTIONS, $. S*rlf% of Arflrlf* rontrlbnt^rt by Advanced Thinker*. CRIME AND MORE OF IT. The Perious attention of thoughtful people Is more and more engaged in tho rfndy of criminality in tho United States. Especially the increase in what are scientifically called crimes against the person arrests attention and requires more consideration. In a valuable address, prepared with great care by Mr. Andrew D. White, lately our minister to upsin, he has brought forward the facts. in this matter so as tostrtrtloeven thoso who thought themselves best informed^ .He delivered .thia address at a largo meeting of gentlemen of standing in Boston, who are accustomed to nso tbo power -which they have for the improvement of the social condition of Massachusetts. He confined himself, however, rather to a statement ofxwhnt is and what eeems to be the teuflency in all parts of tho United State/ He has left the solution of a grent many questions not only to tho men who heard him, but to others who seo a great present evil and one which seems to be increasing. To"cite single details, Mr. White showed that there, ore raoro murders in the United States,, iu proportion to tho population of tho country, than in any other country of tho globe. It would seem as if a certain indifference accompanied theso murders. In tho year 1805 the statistics will show that no moro than ono in 74 murderers was executed by process of law. Indeed tho Iptnl number of executions under the law was but 182. Perhaps it is hardly to bo wondered at that Mr. Whito had a larger list of lyuchings, •whore murderers, or people supposed to bo such, had been executed without tho process of law." Tho number of theso in tho samo year wad 171. It is very easy to say that this increase in crimo results from tho largo immigration into tho country of tho criminals of other lands. But, unfortunately for those who take this easy solution of very sad questions, tho figures do not. 1juarout~tHo~statement so 'far us they largo proportion of tho persons who commit theso crimes and a proportion equally largo of persons imprisoned for other crimes of violence nro natives of tho country who havo"grown tip with such training as tho country has yet found out how to givo in such matters. Undoubtedly there are great facilities given in Europe for tho emigration of criminals. There have been well attested instances in which even tho civil authorities have been mean chough to send their criminals to other countries. \Vo could bo said that in no court of tho United States did it ever happen that a nollejirosequi was entered by tho prosecuting officer on condition that tho criminal should leave.the state. This is simply to do what it is understood has been clone., in some instances by the authorities in Europe who wanted to got rid of people. They arranged some way iu which theso people should "leave their country for their country's goodr"~ —-Mri-Whiter-at-some-lougtht-showed the danger which has resulted from tho reckless use of tho pardoning power. He dwelt, however, at some length on .of children. The facility with which literature of sensation aro circulated makes what educational people call a semiuaTbf crime. Mr. White showed, with sad humor, tho effect which is produced upon a boy by the posters and pictorial title pages which show, apar- ently with truth, this or thator another success of tho revolver or of the bovde knife. It should not be impossible that, by some concerted movement of tho directors of tbe press, a countercheck might be found to this tendency, if propefil- lustration were given of tho consequences of crime, The average street hoy has yet to learn that the way of the transgressor is hard. It is not simply that it leads to a bad place, as to the prison or to some other place of punishment, but the way itself is a very hard way to travel. Mr. Sayles, the director of the public library at Pawtucket, in a simple way carried out an excellent system of • education iu this affair. Ho prepared a separate scrapbook for tho juvenile readers in that library, which showed what happened to boys who had tried tho sensational method of life and volunteered upon piracy or burglary for, tho amusement of those careers. Mr. Sayles found this scrapbook was even more attractive to the. unwashed youngsters of Pawtucket than were the somewhat stale picture books which represented murder, escape and robbery. The gentlemen 'who had such matters in hand in Pawtncket .were well satis* fled that the mere presentation of the simple fact in the scraps from newspapers which were brought together here had a highly desirable effect. What might not be done if some of our artists or other people whoso business it is to make posters would present to us, from day to day, on the "people's picture gallery" — that is, on the boardings by the side of the street— ^telling illustrations of the life iu hospitals or in prisons which often follow, and always ought to follow, tho deeds of adventure which are generally so vividly portrayed. Who have received with great interest an appeal from the Society of Friends in Baltimore, which, in the most tem- peyate and sensible way, has called tho attention of the directors of tho press to tho danger of results from tho exaggeration of the details of crime and the presentation of ita methods to readers who might otherwise have never heard of it. .. .-•«.' It is very much to be wished that at tho conventions of editors this subject may bo brought forward and some uniform agreement arrived at iu different states as to the limitations which may fairly be put ou publication of sensational detail. There is no reason I ;"ov,( •fvriJr** 5 "}-<".^ t f'i no* *•' f - !«d TF!»I Hit v.Tlff np r"^Ti~^t>{ "if" <••«<;, of r \i fifty nd vftltrM" !»rlv»"}fnrf c " thnt they ihnl!' !x» roniio qnife ni ntfiwHvo to Tom, Dick ntid Hnrry ns nro tho Rcnncf? of vico or sensTiftlify or blood. At certain periods of history this has been runde perfectly clenr. Somo of ufl we old enough to remember tho oiit- brcnk of tlio civil war. It happened in many largo cities that, with the intense excitement which swayed men, when volunteers were flocking to the recruiting offices, when the first companies were being rapidly marched to the regimental headquarters, and when regiments themselves were vyin*g with each other as to which should go to tho front, this excitement, valuable and true, was enough to displace iu the minds of T3iim- inals tho petty excitement which ' in peaceful times led them to fumble with false keys or door locks or watch as sneak • thieves in people's halls. Tho commitments in tho police and municipal courts were very materially reduced in the weeks of high excitement, when men and women had something better to think of than the working out of the miserable problems of sensuality or vio-' lence. Without anybody's meaning it, evil was really overcome by good in such instances. And such illustrations are enough toflhow- vhfit may bedouoin any community where tbo leaders of publio opinion choose to devote themselves to tho stfppression of. crimo before crimo has begun. I myself waa a guest of the city of Pawtuckefc on tho brilliant occasion when it celebrated the centennial of cotton manufacture. This was on a lovely autumn day. Thostreota wore bright with decoration. The movement of well disciplined troops everywhere was heralded by the.j^iusio of some of tho finest regimental J^ands in tho world. With all this temptation to tho boys of thb city who were released from work on that day and those who were released from school, I found, really to my surprise, somewhere between 60 and 100 such boys, ragged perhaps in their dress, in attendance in the great reading rooms of tho Paw tucketPublic library. I asked Mr. Sayles, with some surprise, what -theni,-and— he-showed— xuo-in-reply-tho' immenso piles that ho had of bound volumes of illustrated newspapers. Ho told me . that it made no difference to tho average street boy whether tho newspaper were L'lllustration of Paris of ten years, or whether it were tho last number of Harper's Weekly. The average street boy likes to look at pictures, and if you will givo him pic- tares enough ho will como and look at them, even though the streets aro blazing with bunting or alive with military music. . '' * ' . ' In this single detail, itself of. no groat importance, is an interesting suggestion, which I venture to repeat for the benefit of thoso who in Imndro.ds of cities of America are trying -to got an influence over boys who are very apt to go to tho dogsfl EDWARD E. HALE. •1 I I Hi. "'—- V HOPE FOR THE FUTURE. A Living Illustration of now Good Times - -- —May-Be -Brought-About. -- •• _ Quoting from -and -commenting upon information concerning -New Zealand furnished in u recent consular report by John D. Connolly, United States consul t Auckland, tho Cleveland Recorder says: __ ; , 1801-3. Its introduction had been preceded by a season of tho most disastrously hard times tho colony had over experienced. While this condition was at its worst, the premier, John Ballance, began tho system of reforms upon which Mr. Connolly reports * * » and with satisfactory results. The increase in the number of small holders and in tho value of improvements was almost miraculous, - while large 'and unused holdings were broken up. Tho landlord class, which had bitterly resisted the legislation,, soon came to seo^ that it was a popular victory and took steps to meet its requirements by improving their land or soiling it. * * * "Though the land and income tax, according to Mr. Connolly, is now popular, it has not yet been extended to the purposes of municipal taxation. * * * The reason that tho operation of this local option system is at present withheld from cities is becauso members of the legislature. representing city constituencies objected to it as inapplicable to urban conditions. That pretense, however, is not likely to survive the next election. * * * "Thus far tho improvements in tax methods iu Now Zealand ore timid and crude. The laud value tax is graduated and is confined to state purposes. It is supplemented by a tariff tax and tied to an income tax. Its rates aro too low to abolish the worst evils of landlord- ism, and for local purposes tho old system of taxation remains. Yet, timid and crude as is this reform, it is in tho right direction and has demonstrated its virtues. Mr. Connolly reports it as having been followed by increased prosperity in nearly every'bronoh of trade. Farm products are fetching satisfactory prices. Manufacturing industries . are running full time and paying good wages and fair interest. The waste lands of the country are being rapidly improved. And, withal, at no period in the history of tho colony has the credit of New Zealand on 'ho English market stood as high as now. All this, let it bo remembered, at a time when the other Australian colonies and the United States are in tho throes of tho same industrial disorder wl ich iu 1889 attacked all theso countries, New Zealand included. New Zealand alone seems to have discovered the way out. " Every financier — and every one should be a financier who earns money — should study the situation in New Zealand, as it is unusually suggestive in theso times of depression when our statesmen seem to bo utterly at sea for a remedy. There are only two fundamental questions now before tho American people — viz., the financial and latid questions, U we make theso right, other matter^ will take care of themselves. Jewels Like golden ingots from fsiry mio« * from the rich nod bflftnllto! dispisy by E. W. Blossom. Here is the place to get them with certainty that you will get what you think you are getting, where no misrepresentations are made and where reasonable prices rule. Of course you are looking for novelties. So are we, and we get the best offered in market. Watches, eto., carefully repaired by skilled workmen first Natloaa! Bank B'I'df. „ „, No. 15 E. 3d St., Sterling E. W. BLOSSOM. *;, 5 800 Acres of Land, Near Mitchell, South Dakota, Similes to Railroad. 360 acres under cultivation, balance in hay and pasture. Good House, two Corn.Cribbs two G-raneries, large Barn, 440 acres fenced. Leased for two years for its one-half of all Crops. Creek running -„ - through land---- Soil is good and as to settlement there are 14houses within two miles of this place and all occupied. "Will sell or exchange for good , property here- j 598 Acres of Land Near Newton, Jasper county, Illinois. Two sets of v 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 arid resident property. Call and see me. Corner First Avenue and Third Street, Over E. D. Davis' Dry Good rfouse. REDUCED RATES! I will sell at the old stand of MEYERS & ESHLEMAN, W " A T" "T" TID A "CD TCJi "CD _£x.-Lj-Lj " A- I—* Hi He^ At Exceedingly LOW PRICES. J. : K.' ESHLEMAN. 21 East Third Street, Sterling. Druggist. Insurance and Real Estate ' ''•.'' W.T. Gait & Co. Avoid Dirty Coffee FOR SALE BY We beg to call the attention of persona desiring to drink clean coffee to our Home-Brand Plantation Java Coffee, packed ungroutfd, , in one-pound non-metallic air-tight boxes, thereby preserving Ita strength and flavor, also keeping it free from dirt, disease and the influence of the atmosphere. All loose coffee necessarily becomes filled with dust and dirt from tbe street, and it only requires one to . think what street dirt consists of, to be convinced of the necessity of avoiding coffee thus exposed, and in the future use only (packed unground in one-pound'non-metallic air-tight boxes) . .. . Home-Brand Plantation Java Coffee. Used and recommended by Mrs. 8. T. Bohrer, Philadelphia. A pound of this Coffee will go further than of any coffee sold loose. OVER & SEIDEL, TH &Si CT T^P\£ REAL ESTATE, Choice building lots in Court House block from S400 up. • . • ' A nice new five room house near 'Third Ward School for $600. Monthly payments, if desired. Good building lots with sewer and electric light, one block west of Third Ward Park, from 3125.00 to 8165.00. Lots and acre properties aud houses in Sterling and Bock Falls. -Have a* number on monthly payments—can bo paid for as easy as paying rent. Farms In Whitealde, Ogle, Carroll and Lee counties. 481 acres of No. 1 land, good house, large bank barn, all tillable land, for 842.50 per acre. ©2,000 cash,, balance to suit purchaser. 40 acre's joining Bock Falls for $3,800. Will take town property as part pay. 2iO acres two miles from Sterling for $55.00 per acre; good improvements. 480 acres iq Jackson county. This is aQnefarm. What have you? 83,000 city property for stock of i, mercbftfldise of any kind. Loans on Real Estate and Personal "Notes; best of Security! ' ^ In short, I can suit you In Sterling or Rock Falls on an exchange of any kind. & oooooeooeooeoood Frank W/ Walzer, • 313 Gait House Block, Sterling, Illinois,

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