Sterling Standard from Sterling, Illinois on April 1, 1897 · Page 15
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Sterling Standard from Sterling, Illinois · Page 15

Sterling, Illinois
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Thursday, April 1, 1897
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f BOM EAK OFF INDIA INTERESTING LETTER FROM A HARMON GIRL. Ml«s tonic J. Porter Writes ef Her Toy ftlte ami of the strange Thing* She Ha Seen in the Orient—Wa* Not Seailek o the Steamer. The STANDARD is indebted to Mrs ]B. E. Boss for the following from Mis Lottie J. Porter, now a missionary in India. Other letters will follow thic; 45 Mazagon Boad, Bombay, India Jan. 6,1897—Dear Ella:—Your picturei received. What a pleasant surprisi for the new year! i Bessie says: "Describe your voyage in detail." Now I know what she wants she wants me to tell how I disposed o my breakfasts, dinners and suppers. I admire the polite way she has of ex pressing her curiosity and shall be roost happy to oblige her, but I am afraid I cannot make anything very of it. Irani fRlrnos ashamed to say that my meals all wen down and stayed down. There is this * redeeming feature; for two or three days on the Atlantic, I was conscious of a kind of "Bum, Bomanism, Bebel lion" feeling in my interior. Affairs seemed to be very much unsettled, but there was no outward demonstration. The Mediterranean and Bed Seas and Arabian Ocean were fine. I die not even feel uneasy. India is strange.. Everything is turned and twisted, until things that are most natural seem out of place. Hero I sit, this fifth* day of January— doors and windows open, mosquitoes singing gleefully about my ears;occa sionally stopping their music long enough to make a closer acquaintance. Conference at New -Year's; it closed tim<j and Children's day, we celebrate in November. It seems odd to see cactus hedges four feet hlgb. •' There are palm trees, manga trees and banyans—really and truly, banyans—but they are kept trimmed so they do not get into quite so complicated a condition as the pictures I remember in my geography. I think I will tell you a little about conference; it was held in Poona.about one hundred and fifty miles south of Bombay. Qn_account of the plague the place of convening was changed fromJ3ombay to Poona, on higher ground. To reach it we go through the Ghant mountains. Of course was interested in conference, being the first one to which I ever belonged Bishop Tholburn presided. Every 8 o'clock we had prayer- meeting. General session at 11, to which women were admittedr but~notr allowed to take part. At 2:30 p. m. the women's conference convened, to which men were admitted, but not- allowed to vote. At 6:30 we heard ^sermons, lectures andTalks~t)"y~differeTlt members. We, members of the W. F. M. S., roomed at the W. F. M. S. House. Our meals were furnished-at a-generalrtaf ble under a large tent, for .the sum of one kupec, 'four annas a day—about forty cents. Wo had a very enjoyable time. There are eleven ladies in this Bombay district; all Americans except one, She was born in England, but lived seven years in New York, so she seemed like one of us. We had our pictures taken in a group with an • American flag draped behind us. While at Poona, we visited the Temple of Pbarbuttie, a Hindoo goddess. It is on a hill about two miles away, so we, Miss Benthien and I, called for a "jari," (carriage) but found the last one taken by other members of the party. . We then called a "tonga.,, This is a two wheeled vehicle, made to hold two persons besides the driver, and drawn by one decrepit old horse. , It has two seats—one for the driver, facing forward, and one for the riders, facing in the opposite direction. One back is sufficient for the two. It has a top about like the ordinary carriage top with the back curtains entirely removed It is a very pretty road out to the hill; it is winding, so one can see but a abort distance ahead, and it looked aome times as if we would come up short against a side bill, but we did not. In due time we reached the foot of the bill and began the ascent. Stone steps have been laid, whether for the benefit of the tourist, or the worshiper, I do not know. After going a little way, we came to a man, who, in the most eloquent manner, told us be bad there the ashes of the last "Suttee," the pride of the Hin- doos. . We were in borne doubt as to .whether the "Pride of the Hindoos" was the "ashes" or the-"Huttee," or the fact ehe.was "the last of the "Suttees,'.' eo we did not stop to look at them, es- fisclally, as we knew there was a price fixed on every look. All the way we met beggars; the lame, the halt and the blind were waiting to receive us, .pWhen we- reached the top it vyas not quite time tor the worship of Pbar- bultie, so one of the priests took, us around and showed us some of the minor deities—goddess of light.goddeas of plenty, etc. These wera all enclosed in miniature tetaples.abput three feethigh by two feet square. Oae, be pointed oat to as m ttae real Pbarbuttie,' wlio • t oat of tlMt («»??,!*, ami of which the imitation, made of gold and silver for the people to worship. Some o: these were decorated with flowers others bad rice and other food set fore them. Soon we heard the sound of a horn gong, drum and other musical (?) in struments and our guide led us to a railing in front of the large temple. Al around the temple is a stone pavemenl about twelve feet in width. One o our company, in her ardor, tried to cross this, but was waved back uncere monionsly by the guard. That was hallowed'ground.--No- heretical fest could step thereon. So we meekly took our place outside the railing.and looked through the open door. Pbarbuttie was back about fifteen feet, sitting cross-legged on a platform. Her eyes shone like two balls 'of fire, and our guide said, in answer to our questions "Oh, yes, she can see you; she knows you are here; she is looking at you.' The priests were passing lights back and forth before her, and ^performing various manoeuvres. Just inside the door sat.two rows"of men. '-:_ ^ They r had come, our guide said, from a great dis tance, to inquire of the goddess, Jusl before Pharbuttie was the image of a great snake, the goddess of destruction. She destroys sinners, so they worship her to keep in her good graces. Now, I saw this with my own eyes. It is not like; reading about it. I wish I could tell you how it seemed, but I cannot, One must see it to understand When we were ready to go, our guide said: "You may give us something." This was so in accordance wlthMetho dflst customs that I was about to give him two or three annas (five cents) but Mie9 Benthien clutched my arm and gave him three plce(one-half cent) We then climbed into our respective vehicles and came away. L. J. P. FPAEM-YRA— MAN=HQNORED7=~ O, . II. Thuinmol Ig .Confirmed United States Marshal Tor Nebraska, Dlxon Sun: G. H. Thummel has been confirmed as United States Marshal for Nebraska. All the old lawyers in Dixon will remember G. H. Thummel very, well. He was born out in Palmyra in 1848. He read law in this city with Attorney General Edsali and was admitted to the bar here in 1869. He went "VVest in 1870, settled at Gran,d Island and; has lived there ever since. He has been prominent as a Bepublican in Nebraska for twenty-five years, but has frequently visited the old home. Mr. Thummel was a member of the Constitutional Convention, State Senator in the season of 1870, and presided over the Bepu.blican State Conventions preme Court— one when Judge Max well was nominated and at the conventions when Judge Post and Judge Har rison were nominated. He was elected-Grand-Master-of— the-State r by— the Masonic Grand Lodge in 1876 and was elected Grand Comfnander~~in 1882. His father was a Bepublican; and he has always been of the same faith, He bas few equals in the State in his .work as an attorney. THE TRAMP NUISANCE. A Properly Conducted Stone Pile Would Solve the Problem. For the past few weeks the tramp has been numerous in this locality. This fact is not unusual at this season, but this year the nuisance seems to have developed into larger proportions than usual in this locality. The police are aware of the fact, but says it does n'ot punish these fellows to shut them up for vagrancy. Chief Shultz said Shis morning that the tramp question could be readily solved in Sterling, if the city will provide a stone pile and the necessary implements to keep the fellows at work. One groceryman says hat between Monday noon and noon today, ten beggars had applied for alms at bis place of business. It should be stopped. t NED JOHNSONaRESIGNS. lie is No Longer the Second Lieutenant in Company E. Second Lieutenant Edwin IS, Johnon of E Company.Sixth Beg't.I.N.G., ms tendered his resignation from the company. 'Lieutenant Johnson's re- ignatlon is deeply regreted byj every member of the company, he being one of the most popular officers of the Sixth Begiment. His inabllityHto be present at drills was the cause'fof bis .ction in the matter. Captain W. Ft jawrle bas received the honorable dla-) barges of Serg't. B. L. DeGroff, Corp. Arthur Woodyatt and Private John Drew. -•-- ——. - THEY FLEW HIGH. •'lock of Wlia Otfcse Get All Tuugled 'Up In a Flock of Kites. Although the Warren Sentinel does not profess to be an artist in fiction, it 'iiblishes the followipg story: A curi- ue spectacle was witnessed- one day ast week. Two boys were flying kites, which were high in the air, A fiock_of wild geese came along and got tangled up with the kites, apparently not hay- ag seen them. There was a fine flut- iog of geese la the sir for & few eeoade, but they eaou got organized Found Paine's Celery Compound the V - I / of For the Nervous Exhaustion Consequent Upon Her Arduous Work— The Remarkable Artiste Who Stands Pre-Eminently at the Head -^of Her Profession.— ^^ ^^ - ™_. The news of Modjeska's recovery from the recent severe sickness that compelled her to leave the stage will be a source of congratulation to the whole world. > Modjeska, in a letter to Wells, Bich- ardson & Company, says she has found (what thousands of people in every station of life have so often heartily testified) that Paine's celery compound is some bogus concoction prepared with only such a smattering of medical knowledge as can be picked up behind a counter. --. Paine's celery compound is prepared in exact accordance with the prescription of Prof. Edward E. Phelps, M. D., LL. D., of Dartmouth college. Its curative effects have been closely watched by the ablest physicians of every school, Stale- Trpssnrpr Addison B. of New York; John Graham, the foremost man In American athletics; The wife of Bev. Charles H. I'arK- hurst, the famous preacher and reformer; Mayor McShane, of Montreal; Major General Blrney, Judge Powers, of Vermont; and a host more of promi- rrent men and women, including no less than five U. S. congressmen, are among the thousands of grateful people who h»ve recently sent to the proprietors of this wonderful remedy their expression of it* unequalled value—men and women who can well afford, and do tiom- mand, the highest medical advice in the country. And then also from the people in the ordinary walks of life there come thousands of honest, straightforward, heartfelt letters, telling bow Palne's celery compound has made them well. Their testimony simply goes to show what New England's most vigorous editor so aptly said in a letter 1 telling of the benefit -Paine's -celery compound had been to a member of his family: "Paine's celery compound is not a patent medicine; it is not a sarsaparilla, it is not a mere tonic; it is not an ordinary nervine—It is as far beyond them all as the diamond is superior to cheap glass." 1 It makes people well. It is the one true specific recognized and prescribed today by eminent practitioners for diseases arising from a debilitated nervous system. Prof. Phelps'gave to his the very best of all remedies for nervous exhaustion. Joseph Haworth rightly called Modjeska "the peerless queen of artistes." Modjeska's health is a matter of world-wide Interest, and her testimonial to the value of the great remedy which makes people well is ot particular moment in the early spring, when from, every quarter reports come of men, women and children who are taking Paine's celery compound, and are gaining in nervous vigor, weight and every other indication of better health. The thoughtful portion of the community knows the need of purifying he blood and regulating tbe nervous and alimentary systems as spring comes on. There is the danger that in their eagerness to take a spring remedy a ihqughtless 'person may carry home and they are today agreed that it stands alone as the reliable remedy for building up a person's'health in tbe spring. The most overwhelming testimony to the value of Paine'a celery compound that has recently appeared from men and women of national reputation: •Hon. George B. Swift, Mayor of Chicago; Francis Murphy, the foremost apostle of temperance in the world; Mrs. Matthew S. Quay, wife of the great Bepublican Senator from Pennsylvania; Ex-President Cook of the National Teachers' Association; Bev. Charles L. Thompson, D. D.,the brilliant Presbyterian leader of New York city; Elizabeth Cady. Stanton; Secretary Carlisle's private secretary; profession'a positive cure for sleepless- nesp, wasting strength, dyspepsia, biliousness, liver complaint, neuralgia, rheumatism, all nervous diseases and kidney troubles. For all Such complaints Paine's celery compound has succeeded again and again Where everything else has failed. When Modjeska in a letter published in Boston said: "1 have found Pajne's celery compound the very best of all remedies for the nervous exhaustion consequent upon the arduous work of my profession," shb voiced the experience of every tired-out, run-down,'exhausted woman who ever went to this greatest of all spring remedies for relief. No one ever yet failed to find strength and health returning who faithfully used nature's true remedy—Paine's celery compound. . , FOR "GRANDMA" CAROLUS. jbe Celebrates Her Ninety-second lllrtli. day Anniversary. •'Grandma" Elizabeth Carolus spent one of the happiest days of her life Friday, it being the ninety-second anniversary of her birthday, which was elebrated In a fitting manner by her children,. grandchildren and great grandchildren, who gathered about her and with all the manifestations of love and honor, helped her to celebrate another period of time in her long jand altogether lovely life. • .. Shortly afternoon\ members of the 'amily began to arrive at the home of 3. K, Carolus, where the old, lady has made her home for some years putjt. From the gray locks of the grandmother, who did homage at th^ shrino of heart, to the pii.k and , fho in Great grandmama's arms, all ages were represented. The afternoon was spent in a social way. Shortly before 6 o'clock the dinner was announced; a glorious dinner it was, with everything that the season affords, flavored with the sauce of concord, which made it truly a memory to which all will return with pleasured Early in the evening the elder portion of the company took their leave after wishing the venerable dame many happy returns of the day. The younger section of the party remained for a frolic, which lasted through tho evening. Thia latter part of the day's program is thought by some of the participants to have been decidedly the most enjoyable. The following is a list of tbe guests, most of whom were children and their children of Mrs, Csrolue; MciiifJif, anJ Mo J, S. Harry Carolus , Dr. W. B. Carolua Charles T. Deets 5? lllam Carolus John Reed ..'... James M. Deets Mesdames:— Alice Scott. Amelia Carolus Joan Myers, Kate Wllcox, Omaha, Neb. Misses:— Nellie Carolus '--•-•_ Clura Carolus Edith Carolus Annie Carolus • Amy Carolus Olllo I.ebmun Hattlo Lehioan Lucy Lytle Lizzie Lytle Messrs:— Emanuel Carolus Walter Carolus George L. Carolus Herbert Carolus «* Tercy Carolus . The following great grand children were present: Allco Keed Clara Heed Ada lieed Florence Dects May Carolus Km ma, Scott Jtuule Ueets Lester Ueots Lloyd Carolus VPllllani J{. Miss Mildred Keynolds, one of ' the S'rANiiAKij'ai eyiup.ieitora, has to her case. She b&» bearj i\\ DEATH SI1MM6NB HOI MARTIN RYERSON IS CALLED TO HIS REST. _,_ A Well Known Old Settler of Towmhlp P«MC* Awsr After « Brief l»- ne»» of Pneumonia—0e W<w * Oo««* *«"* and Well Belored. brlefifr The death of Martin Byersoo, announced in Monday's has cast a gloom over th« entire cow- munity In which he lived-north fli Emerson. Only last Wednesday b* was taken ill of pneumonia. Hti tack was Tery severe and he grew worse from the beginning. Dr*. Crandall and Gordon were in attendance upon the sufferer, but in spite of their untiring efforts, nothing could be done to relieve him. Mr. Byerson was an old settler in that vicinity. He was honest and well beloved, by everybody rr lt has often been said of him that his word was as good as his bond. He was of a quiet disposition, rega- lar in his habits, a kind father and husband and no one applied to him for assistance in vain. By his death a place is left vacant that can never be filled.' Mrs. Byerson died several years ago. 'Jtyere are three children surviving to mourn the death of their father. Thtff are Martin, who is at home conducting the farm;Sarah,also at home, and" Hettie, who is married and is an artist fn Chicago. The last named is expected home today. The funeral will be helfi at the Emerson church tomorrow, as announced in Monday's STANDARD. Martin Byerson was born in New Jersey, Sept. 28,1824. He received a. 'common school education, and at the _wjHL_apprenticed-fofr "'fl fQur-yeargyat'-"ten c the carpenter's trade, which vocation' he followed the greater part of biff life. . In the spring of 1850 he came tr> Whlteslde county and engaged in car- peutering, and soon afterward bought eighty acres of land in Hopkins, on, which he erected fine buildings, was married in Sterling to Margaret Johnson, daughter pf Bobert and Be- ' becca Johnson. " Mr. Byerson has been Overseer of Highways. He was a member of the Methodist church and was always con-"". sistent and faithful. The STANDARD expresses its deep, sympathy to the sorrowing family 1ft' this their hour of trouble. ILLINOIS MUD EMBARGO, , _ _____ ... _______ JfaUroadalibport Almost-Complete Stag*.nation In the Gr.iln Trade. The embargo of the mud baa caused stagnation in the grain hauling tradf ' farmers, who have lived here longar than a half a century, declare that they never saw the roads so utterly impassible as they are now., and this despite -the_fact-that-their-general— condition has been greatly improved during the last fifteen years by tilling and modern methods of grading. Corn is no longer coming to market. Tbe condition o£, the grain is giving the farmers consld- erable trouble. Much of the corn stored' in cribs has rotted on the cobs crumbles in the sheller/' COL. CLARK'S MOVEMENTS. Be IB Keeping His Weather Eye OB Political Fences, Colonel'G. W. Clark is moving abou,t"' quietly this week straightening an?' d weak spots that may catch his eye la any of his political fences. Tbe Colon*, el and bis friends are sanguine of BU^«; cess in the coming election and.indeed^ it looks as though he had a pretty' sure thing. The charge that ce envious detractors have brought against the candidacy of Colonel Clark, J that if elected he would become srro- :i* gant and puffed up to an unsufferable J degree, is too preposterous to qonsidei it being but the vaporings of the! eyed monster, jealousy. DEATH OF MRS. MARY CHURCH,'I She Passeg Away at Her Oklahoma Hoisits March 83. W. J. Bell received a letter Monda from Emmitt Church, who lives in lahoma, announcing the death, of mother, Mrs. Mary Church, on twenty-third of the present Mrs, Church was in her•' eighty-third year and was the step-mother of ta$ • lat* B. .0. Church, pf this. city. §h.e : was well known here; where she resided for many years. In spite of her Ad-' vanced age, she enjoyed good health until within the last year. BAPTIST CHURCHES." ' ' Will HolU Their Beculap Auual at Uocltfonl is June. The Bock Biver Association of Baptist churches will hold ifca annual ma ing in 'the First Baptist chnuofa. Bockford In June, Wtien a large att dance is expected. Bev. Morris, Marengo, states that at this time' church »t Dundee will probably for membership, it na wife the Chicago

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