Sterling Daily Gazette from Sterling, Illinois on February 10, 1888 · Page 4
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THE EVENING GAZETTE: ViMDAY. FEBRUARY 101***. A CAPRiOTE. V.'V i-i 1 ( rt be And c-.'i As flrii- jii- fitjr h*T fsland cnp**s. rr !t<i«< ih" wondrous f^raca <•;.• 'i"r rm:*— n'i"-! oirv^n from fool to f J lo^ri ' ^h" K*n;]n« hnwfT I turn nn.l **••»*? 'Two ft-ro- -Urk »-vr>« fbcrd fa^t on me. That iini'.e -tiint mrvrvpjfvl poi^of fa«id; — S-W* iJr-nm IM tV-.i: 7"r,.-«rji f - 9 pi ;.,!P^ r-trry knives, 'tie said. rilntnn rfoiitJiirj In Home Journal. BIG BEN AND THE WAIF. Wore we nfnifrl of Bitf'Ben? Well, yes, to a certain limit. There were flvc of ns In n bit of cabin out In the stiver country, nml lilg Ben wna boss of the ranch for several rpasons. First arid foremost, lie was too ranch for any one of us single handed, nnd, secondly, lie had many good points nbont him. While he was ctverbc.irinu and brutal nt times, ho was the beat miner In the party, and no bad Inck coukl discourage him. With any one else on boss we should have acat- tered at once, for the whiter was coming on anil we had been down on our Inck all the fall. "Break upl Hunt for luck!" pnoered Big Ben whenever anything xva-i cakl abotrt abandoning our claim. "Well, you •re a lot of coyotes—a cussed bad lot. You haven't got the pluck of a sick wolf. I'd like to see some of yon try to wnlk off and leave me In the lurch—yes, I would. D— your eyes! but I'll turn to and lick the hull crowd out of. yonr boots If I hear another growl.". Big Ben Insulted na a dozen times a day, and on three or four occasions he laid hands on ns in a violent war, but somehow we stuck there. As I toKf you, he was a practical miner, the hardest worker la the lot, and we leaned on him in spite of tne fact that wo hated him. We could have shot him down in some of the quarrels, and the verdict would have been, "served him right;" *ut we _knew that he had a good heart down "In his bosom, and the hand which clutched knife or pistol was always restrained. One afternoon, while I was minding the cabin, and tho other men were at work in the tunnel or shaft, a stranger entered. He had come up from the Forks, three miles away. He was a boy of 10 or thereabouts, with a girl's voice and shyness, and he was h angry and In rags. It was bitter cold, and yet his clothing was of the thinnest kind, and he had hungered BO long that he was hardly more than a shadow, I welcomed and fed and wnrmud him, and then he told me that his name was Charley Bland, and that he had .wandered out there to look for his brother James, from whom "he had received no word for two or three years. They were orphans, and both had been bound to fanners In Illinois. Both had been 111 used, and Charley finally followed Jumps' example in running away. This boy hod been knocking around the silver tumps fcr six months, sometimes meeting friends and sometimes treated like a dog, and. ho had found no trace of hia brother. Some one down at the gulch—it was a cruel thing to do—had told him that James was nt our camp, and he had periled his life to come up there and see. On that day, as I shall never forget, there was a foot of snow on the ground, a blizzard raging, aud the thermometer marked 10 degs. below zero. Tho boy was uslcep when tho men returned from the shaft. Big Bun was out of sorts at the way things had been going, and no sooner did he hear and see the lad than he culled out: "He can't stay here another hour. We don't run a poor house and we let no baby faced Hwlmller eat our hard earned provisions." "I'll work. I'll work as hard as ever I • can," protested the boy with a sob In his throat. "There's no work for you. You've got to move on to the camp above." • The four of us protested In chorus, and we took such'a firm stand that deadly weapons were drawn,. and would have been used but for tho action of tho boy. • He was terribly frightened over the row he had been the innocent cause of, and as the four of us had £onr pistols leveled at Big Ben and meant to shoot It he moved a foot, tho boy opened tho cabin door and glided oat Into the dark and bitter night with the silence, and swiftness of a shadow. .' : "Yon are his murderer," we said to Big Ben as we lowered our weapons, and j, he growled: "D—a him I It'we took In every straggler wo should bo crowded out of house and home before/ New Year's. What Is it to us wheth. r he live? or dies?" . I think !.p felt conscience stricken within the hi-.nr, however, as he went to the door and Hrted na it lie hoped to see the lad Rtmuliiig outside. The boy had been gone half im hour before we fully realized what his going meant, and then two of ns went out with thu lantern and searched and called for him. Tho snow was being whirled about In a furious manner,.and the wind was rising to a gale, and the bitter cold drove us back after a quarter of uu hour. It was true that we had little enough to cat, and that we were crumped In our cabin,, but the Idea of driving that pale faced orphan boy ont to freeze was something wo could not get over. It was Just the thing needed to set us up in rebellion against our boss, and that night we threw off the yoke and gave It to Big Ben right and left. Wo had two or three rows before bedtime, and all turned In sulky and indignant. Whowl But what a night thatwasl The cold Increased until the rocks were split, and the wind roared until our cabin threatened to topple over, at every blast. At midnight Big Ben crept carefully out of his bed and opened the door, and then I almost forgave him for his brutality. Conscience had been "at work, nnd his heart was touched. He hoped to find the boy crouched on the threshold, and I heard hitil sigh and mutter to himself as he shut the door and returned to his blankets. The strongest man iu our party, clad as we were for the winter, could not have stood against that blizzard half an hour, and I fell asleep to dream of finding poor Charley's frozen corpse on' the trail leading down to the Forks, and of his big blue eyes being wide open aud staring nt me in a reproachful way. For breakfast naxt morning we had some canned meat—opened a new can from our aliin store. We thawed it out, and all ate our fnll shares, and were on the point of starting out to search for the boy when one of the men was token 0L Inside of half un hour all of us were taken down with pnlQB and cramps, and it was ' evident that w« had been poisoned by the meat. We Itud no antidote of any sort, and one after toother went to bed to suffer the most iigonlzlng pains aud to lose eonficiouaness. Big Ben was the hardest hit-of all, .while I, perhaps, suffered th« leant. That la, while all the others raved <md shouted and lost their eeuses, I was all the time dimly coDscious of everything going on. The blizzard was still raging, and the thermometer was marking a still lower degree when the door optised nnd Charley..walked In. I saw him, but I was flighty, and iLsoiiueil to me that h« was dead. I remember his looking down upon each of us In B strange, scared way, «ad starting t° retreat when one of the men shouted a loud curae. I WM Uit> first to come back to Ufa, «* it ware, and Ui*t was 'meaty-four Uoars Utter b*ius ftr»t taken. Toe pains wer« optmKl my eje*, but 1 wait weak iloail. ('an yon think mi* 1 limn something?" I dirl fpi-l n bit hungry, nnd I hnrl no sooner Biciiifled It tlian he came to me with a bowl of broih. As t afterward learned, the storm had driven a couple of hares to sock shelter nt tho door, and he had secured both of them. He did no» know tlie cause of our sickness, but suspected BOH™ calamity, and was prepared to feed us as soon as we coukl ent. It seemed that when Big Ben drove him out ho stumbled into the ravine a quarter of a mile away, nnd found shelter under a- ledge. Hnw he kept from freezing to death thnt night heaven only knows. la- deed, heaven preserved him. It froze our water pail solid when standing within six feet of tbo fire, and thera he wn«, ou1| In tho rold In a threadbare suit. Wherf morning cnmo ho returned to the cabin tf make one more appeal. He found ns suffering and out of our minds, and the fire about gone out. Had It not been for him we should have frozen stiff as pokers, tor on tlmt diiy It was 81 degs. below zero all day lone, and it went down almost to s 40 degs. wlton night came on. • i The boy kept up a rousing fire, dressed his rabbits for soup, and all day and all night long he kept forcing strong coffea down onr throats. That doubtless helped us to pull through, or at least four of us. Tho other man, whose name was Hale, hnd his teeth firmly clenched, nnd from the way his features were distorted and his limbs drawn up It was evident that he died in great agony. In a couple of hours I was able to bo up and assist Qlmrley in caring for the others, but It was far into night before the last man could use his tongue, in a sensible manner. It was Big Ben, soft when consciousness returned nnd he saw the white faced boy bending over him tho great tyrant whispered: "Aye! The corpse of the lad*has risen up to confront and accuse me I It was a cruel thing I did to drive him out, and the Lord will never forgive me for itl" While out of danger, we were, yet weak and almost helpless, and none of us could attend the fire or do a bit of cooking for nearly a week. The whole work devolved upon the boy, nnd no one could have done better. Ho was cook, nurse, doctor and protector all In one. He got three more hares and a couple of birds, and I don't believe a spoonful of the broth went down his own throat ....... Well, I, for one, had been watching Big Ben to see what ho would do. The first moment he was able to sit up he called Charley and pulled the frail little fellow down on his breast, saying: "If yon'll only forgive me I'll pray W the Lord to do the same. I'm rough and wicked, but to turn a lad like you out o 1 doors on such a night as that wasn't me at all. Old Satan must have had possession of me." That great big follow cried like a child, and Charley cried with him, and I might as well own up that wo all cried. What made It more solemn was tho fact that wo had a corpse at the door. When It was known that Halo was dead none of the other four of us could lift a hand. How the boy got the. body out of dom^i I never could understand, but get It oi(t he did, and it was three long months before we could give It Christian burial. On the morning when we all got out of bed feeling pretty strong again, Charley went to bed with a fever, and before noon was raving crazy. I tell you it was awful to hear him cry out every few minutes In his delirium: "Oh, Ben, don't drive me out. I'll work. I'll work as hard as'I canl" Every cry went through the big fellow like a bullet, lie nursed and soothed the poor boy with all tho tenderness he could command, and two or three times carried him about In Ills arms as a father would his ailing bal>c. There was a doctor nt the Forks, nnd after dinner Big Ben braved the blizzard and made tho trip down nnd bock. The doctor could not be induced to return with him, owing to the cold, but he sent some medicine. Poor Charley was beyond human aid, however. He raved through the afternoon and night, and next morning was struck with death. His mind came buck to him nt the last, and as wo' stood over him he calmly snid: "I know I'm going to die, but I'm not afraid. I'll see, father and mother in heaven, and perhaps Brother James is there too." Whllo wo all felt bad enough, Big Bon was completely broken down. Ho got down on his knees aud begged Charley to forgive him, aud I never saw a man feel the bitterness of nn act ns he did. "Yes, m forgive you," »cpllcd tho boy, "and If you pray to God, he'll forgive too. Has it come night so soon again?" "No, my child," answered one of the men. "Brit I can't see any of you any more. Good-by. Let me take your hand, for" And with thnt ;he breathed his last, and there were t\vo to rest, in tho snow until spring came. Did you ever hear of "Charley, Gulch?" Yes, of course you have, and If yon have passed that way you have seen the boy's grave. The head board contains only the name — cut deep by Big Ben's knife — but the story of the boy's heroism 1ms been told in 'every mining camp in A'evnda, and it has never been told without bringing moisture to the «yes of all listeners. — Yew York Sun. • What the Dentist Wants. Then the next thing will be the discovery of a perfect anaesthetic, something that will be absolutely safe, effective and without unpleasant after effects. People are experimenting and studying for it now. It will-be found before long. Then you will think no more about '-avlng your teeth filled than yon do now about having your hair cut. You will drop into a dentist's ofllce and have a nerve extracted and a tooth filled while you take a comfortable dose in an easy chair. Many denthts thought cocaine was the long wanted drug when it first appeared, but it doesn't work well In practice. It will not penetrate dentine, nnd so It is of no use in lllliug sensitive teoth, though it Is all right for local use in Iniiclng ulcers. Chloroform and ether are too dangerous, and few dentists will use them if they can help it.—New York Commercial Advertiser. Mtthun«'n Buckwheat Cakc». Mahone Is fond of buckwheat cakes, but always sem'.s back the first plate. Once when the waiter brought him some most savory cakes, browned to a turn, he turned up his nose at them and said: "What -kind of leather Is that? I ordered cakes and I want them of buckwheat. Go back to the cook and tell him that I want a fresh plate of cakes, and they must )>c done brown I" The waiter then carried the cakes ont of the room, and, picking up a cold plate, he slid them off on to it and then put them on the stove to keep warm. A few minutes later he brought this same plata into Mahone, and Mahone looked at it critically and then gave the waiter a dollar, saying: "My boy, this looks like busi- nessj and these cafces are fit for a king!" —Frank G. Curpunter Jn New York World. Experiment* In Signaling. Partially successful experiments In signaling by means of. electric lights flashed on clouds have been made by British officers at Singapore. A message of four words was read from an outgoing vessel at a distance of sixty knots, but tho reply Weap«<i notice.— Arkansaw Traveler. British postofflce service employ* women. Competlto™ for plac«* have to U c-ver IB and ood«r 20 jatn at - The ground IMH; day, was ;i sure Midi- ' eany irprinif, us rnmtv Deuevp; nnu'imw another sure M'un is Faster .Sunday, which comes riding in on the top of j tho month. | IVtor Waiuer and Douglass Deyo • are good judges of swine. BPUJ. Dun j more sent them up to F. Jacobs tOgeTJ a hour pig. They picked out a runty : barrow and brought it home and kept it several days before th°y found out thnt it was'nt the kind of pig that Dunrrjore wanted. ' Gt'o McCann during thftt cold breezy ' weather we had some time ago got a liitle breezy In town, and on hia way ' home, north of I'enrose, lost hia cap and went home about two miles bare [leaded and no worse for the bare. Will Tillmau is tho Under of the cap aud wears it as a memento of the occasion. Miss Mary Wilson is iu Sterling wait- Ing on Mother Diller, who hag been quite sick for some time. Mrs. Kate Wilson, Mrs. D. N. Foster. Miss Mary Furry and others of tho prominent Prohibition women were out at the hall to attend the joint dis- cussiod had there last Tuesday evening, between the Pros, and Hep. The question was: Resolved thnt Prohibition can be secured sooner through the old parties than by u third party. The affirmative were II. L. John, J. C. Maxwell, G. D. John and C.John. Negative, N. P. Wilson,' B. Stauffer and U. N. Foster. Each side limited to so minutes. Our friend J. .11. Baer is getting along so nicely that we expect to see him around in a short time. For which we are thankful. F. Jacobs was in attendance at Morrison this week on court as grand juror. C. John has a good span of mules for sale, and he says that feed Is getting scarce, and any one coming soon can buy them cheap. Dr. PenningtoJ, we believe comes out to his farm in Jordan every day t cold or warm. He was one of the early settlers of the town and Is greatly respected by'her citizens. The officers of the Palmyra Prohibition club are Geo. Klosterman, pres., Edwin John, vice pres. arid F. B. Hoover, sec'y. Hiss Eva John has been on the sick- list for the past week, but is some bet ter at this writing. N. P. Wilson, good farmer and (H- mous butter maker.Njlaims that cut corn-fodder makes better feed for cattle than hay and that in the future he will only make hay enough for his horses through the spring months, while doing the spring work; and by the way, friend Wilson hag iuvented a weed-killing and ground pulverizing harrow, which must be death to all weeds; The teeth are set to slant each way or like an x and must tear the ground all up near the surface. Pa- lent applied for through Manahan & Ward. May it bring a fortune to our friend and may everything claimed for it be realized, is our wish. Mrs. John Steeb is under the care.of Dr. Paul for the past f e w . days. She Is suffering with pleurisy, but is better. John P. Hey shipped two carloads of cattle to Chicago on Wednesday evening. We hope John will make some good money for himself this tiip. S. M. Cbe is one of Jordan's best citizens, as well as the first white settler, *nd if be lives until the 12th day of next March, he will be 78 years old and if he lives till the 10th day of April, he will have livwl In the town fifty-three years, he having settled iu Jordan on the 10th day of April, 1835, and'all of these years he has been a prominent, useful, loyal and upright citizen, and one respected by all who know him. We have known Mr. Coe for over thls- ty years and have always admired his straightforwardness and uprightness and we hope he may live long In the town. The Center school, Mr. Gulnther teacher, took in the ' East Science Ridge and Stone schools on Wednesday. They report having a good time and the schools . visited were well pleased also. The other day we noticed live teams loaded with hay' going north and they reported that it was sold to John B. Gilbert, who has over a hundred head ot horses and colts and a fine lot they are, too. It takes' lots of food to keep so nuany horses and John has lots of cattle besides. The amount of money that John scatters around in the country each year for feed and cream amounts to many thousand dollars He is a very useful man in our town and" we hope and believe he makes lots of money. Bressler Bros., Isaac and John, are laving quite an experldnce this winter. Last fall they cut up all their corn and left the greater part of it stand in the field to haul in aud feed as they needed it, but they nnd it is more of a chore than they had any idea of and in the future they will haul it in before it freezes fast to the ground, as they dud it is not only a cold and disagreeable job, but expensive as well to feed out. of the Held. Gur genial friend and former townsman; Wra. T. Diller, now of Lake City Iowa, is la the town on a visit. His old neighbors are glad to see him. He reports as doing well In Iowa and that he likes his new home and Is quite a politician and is all right on the questions of the day. In thn, !M r,-t nf It is important to know, that if kid {loves are laid upon a damp towel for two or three minutes, they will go on with lens chance of tearing; but it is more Important to know that Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup is a sure cure for coughs and colds. 'Gentlemen of Sterling, hurry up improvements. WHY WILL YOU oougn when Shiloh's Cure will give you immediate relief. Price 10 eta., 60 etc. and *L 0. A. Oliver & Co. S .standing 1 within hearing distance to where the superintendent of atruefs axd another gentleman whom we will call Mr. A. were rtiRcusfiing the question as to whose, duty it was to cause the OTttinance.1 of the city to be enforced against persons depositing ashes, rub- binh and alt manner of filthy accumulations about their yards and gardsns upon the streets and cutters adjacent to their premises. Mr. A. having directed the attention'of the superintendent of streets to a number of places where such violations of the city's ordinances were nf frequent occurrence, suggested that it would be a proper thing for the superintendent to exercise his authority in preventing such practices, and if necessary to see that the ordinances in such cases were diligently enforced. The superintendent however asserted in a most positive manner that that was no part of his duty, but was the business of the city Marshal; but subsequently seemed to change his position somewhat by intimating that it"nflgnT'be the duty of the Mayor to first direct the enforcement of the ordinances in such cases. The writer of this coincides with the views expressed by Mr. A, and is clearly of the opinion that it is an important part of the superintendent's official duty to see that the streets are kept and maintained in an unlncum- bered aud decent condition, and to see that the ordinances are. enforced against all persons offending in the manner referred to. It may be, and IB undoubtedly true that the city Mai- shal should arrest any one found In the act of offending as stated; and from his well known efficiency as an officer, there is no doubt but that he would; but then he caunot be everywhere and but few persons have the hardihood to violate an ordinance or offend" against the sense "and dignity of the people" in his presence. • '• When • spring arrives, a general cleaning up as is customary will follow and the accumulated filth and rubbish of the year with all its nastiness and, disease-breeding properties will undoubtedly as usual be thrown upon the street and iu the alleys, gutters and ditches, there to remain, what won't burn, until removed at the city's expense, or decay by slow degrees. In a conversation with "A" a few daj'H ago, lie expressed the opinion that the present superintendent was by fur the most efhcient one the city has yet had; and that his failure in the matter" under consideration was the result only of his misapprehension of the duties Imposed by the ordinance and that as soon as he wag made to reali/.e what those duties were, no further cause of complaint would exist. He suggested that the city was fortunate in having so efficient a chairman of streets and alleys as the present Incumbent and the writer joins with him in the belief that by calling the attention of Mr. Platt to the practices above referred to, the nuisance will to a great extent be abated. The practice of Buffering a portion of the citizens to throw their rubbish on the streets, there to remain until removed at the expense of taxpayers ought not to be tolerated for a moment. Besides, our streets littered with garbage and all manner of nastiness present but an uninviting appearance to strangers and afford .but a poor argument in favor of the taste of our citizens/ And, besides, the large amount of money annually spent upon the street should secure a degree of cleanlineas and freedom from objoo tionable matter, alike creditable to the officers and pleasing to the general public. OBSERVEH. County Infirmary Inmate*. Editor Evening Gaz-ttte. I saw by one of the GAZETTES of last week that we had the largest number of inmates for January. 2, that you have been called to record. The largest number found on our register is for the mouth, of February 1886,—73 inmates for that month and 1688 days of support furnished, The smallest number 40, for the month of July, 1886. This was the smallest number during the last five, years. M.F. BAENVM. Supt. "Ciirolus Durnn, Cabanel, and Bonnat," says The London World, "among them hove painted almost every living American who la worth more than $5,000,000." For stiffness and, soreness of the muscles and joints of the body, rheumatism, neuralgia—in fact any ache or pain of the body—nothing equals. Salvation Oil. Sold by all druggists. Price 25 cents. The daughter of the late S. P. Bounds is dead. Remember, we are what.we estimate our worth. If we say we can, we can; if we say we can't, we can't. "HAOKMETAOK," a lasting and fragrant perfume. Price 26 and 50 cents. O. A. Oliver & Co. 2 Keep up courage; believe,have faith; know that the future of Sterling is bright. YOU SUFFER with Dyspepsia and Liver Complaint '( ShiloVs Vital- izer is guaranteed to cure you. 2 In winter nature plans for spring, work. SUILOH'S CATARRH RKSUSDY—a pos itlve cure for Catarrh, Uiptheria and Canker Mouth. O. A. Oliver & Co. 2 This is a winter of snow. SUILOH' CUB.K will immediately relieve Croup, Whooping Cough and Bronchitis. O.A. Oliver & Co. . 2 Chicago is getting ready for the Republican uational convention. "The beat on earth" can truly be said of Gilsg'» Olyceriite Salve— a spaedy cure for cuts, brulsus, scalds, burn*, sores, pile*; tetter and all tkin eruption*. Try Uiia woader bealar. 2i ets. Guaranteed. O. A. Oliver A Ct», M. B1EOHER, J AND— GAS FITTER. Iron, and , Oulvert lr»ipe. A Fall fane «f Bnuw Ooodn. Knglnp Pumps and Pamp Bepaln, OM ;nd Oil Fix- WHOP OPPOMITB POST OFFH P. O* FOUBTH BTRKRT B- \ \ nr?^^ /3| M Kf/A IF® * °i Co ^^resf^Ti ^Lllif iSi »«KS^?&^' ta4' ~ ^ r3fr SPECIAL WEEK! Ta,"ble 31iiza.©ra.e. Corsets. Wait for it I Wateh for it II 'Prices on the above lines will be the 'lowest - ever -.made -in—this -city <I)ue announcement will be made of the 'exact time. Best in the World I BUTTERICK'S PATTERNS } Best in the World. N. CARPENTER & CO. Patent* Granted to citizens of Illinois for the week ending February, 7, reported through the law office of O. O. Doffy, 007 West street, N. W. Washington: P O Damm. DBcatur, means for pact- Ing flying targets. N H Faswstt, Mollne, machine for coupling chain links. H A Qleason, Hampshire, water tann. FHaitz. To wands, umbrella attachment. 2 patents. O Heinzelman, Belleville, side bar vehicle, WE Home, Decatur, deylce for lowering or raising windows. K Kuenxel, Kenaingtim, window bar,. P Babbitt, Jacksonville, portable derrick. H Russell, Feoria, caveat rough hanger. Without health life baa no sunshine. Who could he happy, with dyspepsia, piles, low spirits, headache,, ague or diseases of the stomach, liver or kidneys V Dr. Jones' Bed Clover Tonic quickly cures the above diseases. Price 50 cents. For sale by O. A. Oliver. Dakota had 200 deaths, the result of the late blizzard. Baehleu'* Arnica Halve, ' The best salve in the world for Cuts, Bruises, Bores, Ulcers. Salt Erreum, Fpver Sorea, Tetter, Chapped Hands, Chilblains, Corns, aud all 8kin Eruptions, And postlvely cures Piles, or DO pay required. It la guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction, or money refunded Price 25 centa per box. For- sale byS trickier & Boorse. Dr. F. L. Patton Is' Preaident of Princeton College. Their BiuUaeu Booming. Probably no one thing has caused such a revival of trade at Btrlckler & Boorsea Drug Store as their giving away to their customers of BO many free trial bottles of Dr King's New Discovery for Consumption. Their trade is sjmply enormous In this very valuable article from the fact; that it always cures and never disappoints. Coughs, Colds, Asthma, Bronchitis, Croup, and all throat and lung diseases quickly cured. You can test it before buying by getting a trial bottle free, large size 8l. Every bottle warranted. HThe finest sleighing winter Sterling has had for years. FOB DYSPETSIA and Liver Complaint, you have a printed guarantee on every bottle of Shiloh's Vllallzer. It never faite to cure. O.A. Oliver & Co. 3 Ichpernlg had 4 QC below zero visit yesterday. A NASAX, INJEOTOB tree with each bottle of Shiloh's Catarrh Remedy. Price so cents, o. A. Oliver & Co. a .New York baa the mix-days walking craze. Aiue YOU WADB miserable by Indigestion, ConfUpation, Dizziness. Low of Appetite, fellow Skin? 3&Uotrt VTt- *U«r t* »po*4tlv*«««.. O. A. Oliver A Co, a Brace I'p. You are feeling depressed, your appetite is poor, you are bothered with headache, you are fldgetty, nervous, and generally out of sorts, and want to brace up. Brace up. but not with stimulants, spring medicines, or bitters, which have for their basis very cheap. bad whiskey, and which stimulate you for an hour, and then leave you in a worse condition than before. What you want is an alterative that will purify your blood, start healthy action of Liver and Kidneys, restore your vitality, and give .renewed health and strength. • Such a medicine you will flud in Electric Bitters, and only 60 cents a bottle at Strickler & Boorses Drugstore .JLetter Letters remaining In the Postrfilce at Sterling for the week ending Friday, February 10, 1888: B»rnes, Mrs Aclallne Cresfiman, H P Crock. C Dickinson-,. A B F»l8t, Maria Hlbest.Phllllp Horn, 0 F Hartmann.WH i B f Kent, Le.wls Mlllor, Mrs Minnie G Miller. Mrs 8 Mallory, MrsHuttle Olmstead, Mrs Matilda Cluartzscli, Wliheimlne Bi*ult, Henry Snyder, Miss Augestlne ; When calling for above letters please ay "Advertised." WM. A. MoCpNE. P. M. THE HOMELIEST MAN in Sterling as well as the handsomest and others call at our store and get free, a trial bottle of Kemp's Balsam for tne Throat and Lungs. It cures accute and chronic coughs. Price 60 cents and 81. A»R Hendricks. IK Let us do all we can to help along oUrtown. 00 Ul CO CB Ul CO fc o o CO Ul CO PAINT Bf »t!i>T COIT A CT*S <ttV.UUT BCOGT HtHT P.ilnt FHiljy. run it in Chun. l> Sunday. Klebt Fuhloiwbl* bl.uJci: l.LKk, Mvouo, VermOiQB Illue. Yellow, Olive lake, Urtwiiertjut Wumn Green*. No VnrnUhlnff ne^«>ary. Drit* bu* •1U k"*kU«." One C«xu ami Jab U dun*. YOUR BUGGY Ttp tnp for Chulri; L««m SraM, S»ih. Flower Wi, fl.\bx Carrw^M, Curtain Poles, turnlturt. font DOOM, Slon:. front*. Screen Door», JBoats, .ianilet. Iron Hciur-v, in f.ut everything. Just th* thing CGI the la diet to uut alwut the hoax* FOR ONE DOLLAR COIT'S HONEST Art you eofng-to Pulntiliii year* H ta. don't Imy * paint contaiuine'*-'!" or beiuLne when lof in4taiii« money (or neerty «») you can procure IOIT ft Wri f LHfc l*iI.\T that U warrant* to bean IIOXKST, (JfiXUXB USS£iD-01L PAMT and frea firom wato an4 benzine: D«»4*4 iUt hrea4 a»4 Ut» M «th«r. Merchants handtinff It are our agent* and BuLhorut tl by us. In writing. U MmKlU Uwrar b ¥)Ulili*flh XXUTBoY I TK1HS «llh • «UTS. Oi.r Shittes at* the L*t*s* Styl*i uied In the EAST, , mng eo popular In the West, and up with the times Try into brand of 1IO\K8T IV* iM and you wLIJ rwwer relict It. This to the wise U HOUSE PAINT COIT'S FLOOR PAINTS, PaJnt that nrrer dii^l bcyon4 the &Utky point. ***** t irtck. spoil ihe Job. «^i <t,cr/»wt*rl Next tln»« c.ill f..» r«lT * 4O*^ tLuOB PAtAT I pepuUi «rnl nuutUe shA.lr*. M «rr%»**4 U try hard M * r»<* o»rr Biul-t. No UouUe, No ""r^iunuT now b.c uu .,,^..iV;U.i I Uti! H AVE YOUR BOOKS BOUND QAZBTTS BINDXRY.& To Trade. A well Improved farm in Wblteslde Go. of 140 acres to trade for Neb.—or Kansas lands. Strike' quick if you want it, it is desirable. tf F. B.HUBBARD. Schiffmacher, Have on, hand a "big stock of Live Oedar (Posts, the lest Jfichigran Soft (Pine Lumber, all kinds of (Building Jdattrial, Sash, Qoors and (Blinds, Gdal, Lime,* Cement- Hair, etc., etc. Everything at Lowest J&ar- Tcet (Prices.^. A big advantage in dealing with us is that you can get your loads without going over the • - railroada. BHeeBt bind of Bqnare and Flat Pluk. etc. for garden ftoaeeo. fast received B. B. FAOEY & CO. PLUMBERS, STEAM & GAS FITTERS H AVE NOW IN THEIR EMPLoV MR. JOHN BUCKLEY, reotntly In the employ o( J. S, Johnstone M Phunber. We alao have arrangements with WALTER A. FACKY, an expert Plumber,-now with E. Bacgot In the best plumbing establishment In Chicago, In case ol any fine or extra work, to assist us. We are prepared lo make conlrncta and furnish material {or all work In the Plumbing, Steam and Gas Fitting line, and k<x-p In Block Iron, lead and newer pipe, brass goods, pumps, &c., &c.; everything to on found In a Ilrst-class establishment, at reasonable prices, anil we are now prepared to do work In a i<atlafaclory manner and guarantee all work and material an represented. T. K. FAOEY, who has been In bualnene here almost continuously lor the last I hlrty-two years, will superintend the work, ills qualification* as a Mechanic are too well known to need comment. SHOP AT'THK OLI> MTAB!1> FACEY BLOCK. STERLING. ILL. For tsss li bettnir »h»n vrn. «nd ihonld be In the haodj If ever/ nrraun contfmpUUntf buying A C I? VI O PLAHTft or Bill DO Itc»i-<f EE98l fUlII 10 " BULBOl tuliu s ColomJ BJ.U." ll.HBU.uiJl of llliuUttlnni, uid iwnrlr 159 paen*. tlllnr . , . that u> bur, »nd »her« tu net It, »nd Huiuluj !„»!•« Wow fcr lionrel coodj, I>rl.» of GVIDE onlrlOcrnu.-': oc-holer, N. Y. T l7 ISWIN McMANlOAt HAS HTABTBD A I oaw dr»r. and U prepared to do »U klodj o? • Moii h*ull . iiu* household goodi U»vo

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