Sterling Standard from Sterling, Illinois on April 8, 1897 · Page 4
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Sterling, Illinois
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,f t%« civil qcr i" thoir r>!af"»s. law to \ J-TEBLI3TG,. III,., APRIL B. li-'.-V. H9S8HS mties, tumw. M , JS W JTDARJD in imu& every TJru Entered at tft« po*tejp«« oiS*(!rHnc,ja.,«M**«>»i« «{«•» matter. Ttrmt a year in advance. Convention. Th« Sepobllcnn County Central Committee W the Wtmtles of Carroll. Jo l>avi«?ss, Lee, Ugle. Stephenson. Whlteslde and Wlnnebaeo, »M to send delegates to the Judicial Convention tor iho lath Judicial Cnrenlt of Illinois, to be held at Koeklntd on ThnrwUy, April 29,1897, ftt 10 o'clock p. m., to place in nomination three candidates fur the otfie* ul Judges of the Circuit Conrt for tl>o IStft Judicial Circuit ot the State of Illinois. ' The basis of representation will be one delegate for every 300 Republican rotes cast at the Presidential election and one for every fraction oirer ISO, on which basH the several counties 'spill be entitled to the following number ot delegates: • , ' »' Carroll.^....!..-- -»- 3.314 -JoDsvles *... 3,591 Lee.... 4,797 Ogle G,210 Stephenson - 4.728 Whiteslde 5.577 Wlnnebago 8,242 J. H. STEAn.NS, Chairman K. J. SENSOH, Secretary. The 'Chicago Election. The result of the Chicago election, •while fofshadowed, creates no little •comment. Carter H. Harrison was elected Mayor by a majority: of- 6,748 -and by a plurality of nearly 80,000. The «atlrrf Democratic municipal ticket was elected. The council will stand forty Democrats, twenty Republicans end eight Independents. The Democrats, and especiallly the free silver Democrats, will find cause for rejoicing in this election. But an analysis of the situation Is not disheartening to the Republican party only so far as the immediate success /of its enemies is concerned. The Republican party was trammeled,first, by *tha continuation of an exhibit! jn of vb"B)Bslsm~~~thBt~tb6 municipal voters ^wanted toJree_theraselv.e8_ltom^-tind second, by a combination of candidates against it. 'Both Harlan and Hes- elng, as Independent candidates, Harlan as a Republican and Hesslng as a gold Democrat, drew their strength principally from. the; Bepublicans. This left Harrison with a solid Democratic, Populistlc, Anarchistic and general discontestlc vote solid in his fa,vo'f. These things divided up the vote that would uaturally have gone to a straight Republican candidate Last fall McKinley carried the city by nearly sixty thousand. As early as March 22 the Times-Herald said of the existing conditions: In the election last November the conglomerate elements supporting the candidacy of William J. Bryan, polled 145,000 votes. In the coming municipal election the candidate who polls 100,000 votes will be elected Mayor. of Chicago, unless the opposition is united in the support of a single candidate. ' Carter H. Harrison is good for • that 100,000 votes as the situation stands today, He has behind him the great bulk of the Bryanltes, a goodly number of Democrats, who voted for Mc- Kinley, many Republicans, who are in sympathy with the wide-open policy and the spoilsmen's theories, which he openly advocates, and the-always large contingent of men of no conscience or convictions who go with what they be lieve the winning side. The result establishes the fact that al the free and easy going elements of the great city united on Harrison and the McKinley vote of last fall divided into three,j>arts. Judge Sears, an excellen man, was objectionable to some Re publicans because he was nominated by the old ring that have been control ling matters for some time. Harlan "was objectionable because he was con eidered an interloper—a candidate eeeking the defeat of ;Sears—and Mr Heslng was too much of a Democra to get the Republican vote and too much of a Republican to get the Re Democratic vote. Thus, it was Harri eon with bis solid supporters against a divided opposition. In union th'ere is 'strength still holds good. President Takes a Kest.. President McKinley w ill run away from Washingtoa for a few days breathing spell. Since bis inauguration he has received everybody and sh&en hands with hundreds of thousands He is not worn out, but the ollice seek ere have so pestered him that he wants to get out of reach of their importuni ties. He is kind hearted and he made no regulations to keep the people away he allowed everybody to see him. Correspondent Busby, of the Inter Ocean, in speaking of tbe Presiden MeKin ley'd short vacation, says: "McKinley is not ill, nor is he v tirec _ of seeing the people. He is sick a heart, as he see) the thousands of loya Republicans, who come to him fpr of ace and realizes that he can do nothlnj for tbe great majority of them. He baa found among these callers many men he baa known for years, men who were independent in business and seve, wanted office, who supported the Re pubiieaa party for its principle?,^ bu who have buffered leverses during •these Democratic bard tirnea and ore now looking for places where they car secure a living. There are men her i porft oflieee, who ia • ticaea would not have; aceeptec i offer o? Congressman or Governor As the Fre&Sdeat seea ih&gg men ant ' tiffej, he the -p thws in elvl! honcst'y administered, tmfc he sees whst ft hypocrisy it be- nnder the last administration, he tltnost wishes that he had back the old ule that would enable him to take ara of these loyal Republicans. It makes him heartsick to hearths tales to wos from the men who want office,and he wants to get away for a little rest, where he will have time to think and ;on«ider the important matters that are before him, both In appointments ajnd executive business." R»rh rierh! psmese immigration as we ha^eenacted against Chinese.. And the neighborhood of a power «o restless and sgfres- aire An Japan, would entail \ipon us constant expenses for heavy rmv»l armaments, and, not impossibly for the maintenance of war. Spain Cannot Hold Cuba. The London Times correspondent rom Havana, says that Cuba is lost to !pain. He says that the worst horrors if Armenia and Crete are equaled ivery day by the Spanish in Cuba. The alny season is now at hand and du- Ing the last year Spain J has accomplished nothing. The only gains made >y the Spanlarde.and which were great osses to the Cubans.'wero the death of Maceo and the capture of Rivera. Some of the'richest provinces of the sland, this correspondent says, like 'indar del Rio, Havana, and portions of Santa Clara and Matanzas, are masses of cinders. The correspondent continues: Desolation and extermination meet ,he eye at every point; ruin in the present, famine, disease, and death in the uture, are all tbat the Cubans can hope for while Cuba remains under Spanish rule. General Weyler's policy of extermination and devastation is nothing short of the almost insane working of an ignorant and completely unbalanced mind. To kill peaceful people on the technicality that they have neglected^ to obey-the-order-to leave their-homes and take upjtheir residence in some town,whereno means of subsistence exists, is inexcusable. To devastate the whole island of Cuba on the plea that by so doing all supplies will be shut off from the rebels only demonstrates the dense Ignorance under which the Spanish General is laboring. The rebels can get food * enough to live on for another ten years, if necessary, while the cattle alone now roaming wild in the different districts, will supply the insurgents with beef for at least a couple of years to come. As for the foreigners resident in Cuba, they have but one feeling with regard to Weyler's methods of conducting military operations. They consider Weyler and his actions as a reflex of the worst barbarities of the middle ages, far more brutal, indeed, than many of the most severe means employed by the holy inquisition to attain its ends. The object of Weyler's present; policy is to exterminate Cuban people—a people composed of some 1,000,000 whites and 500,000 negroes or .mixed bloods. To kill every peaceful male Inhabitant of the country, Is one of Weyler's methods, and to drive the women and children into the towns, to die of hunger, is another. Deficit Turned to Surplus. The U. S. Treasury deficit has been turned into a surplus within thirty days after the new administration la Inaugurated. Report from Washington says: "President Cleveland went out of office with a deficit of 84,395,059 for the month of February. President McKinley comes in with a surplus of $9,004,664 of receipts over expenditures for the month of March. At the same rate of progress the deficit for the fiscal year, which was nearly fifty millions when President McKinley took the oath of office, will be less than ten millions when the government year closes Julyl. ."•>•'. The contrary state of things existed all through the Cleveland administration, and particularly during the present fiscal year. There was a surplus In December of two millions, but it was preceded by a deficiency of eight millions in November and followed by another hiatus of six millions more in January, BO that the surplus in December was more apparent than real. Of course, the wonderful showing made by the new .administration is due to the mere threat of the new tariff bill.' The customs receipts for March were double those of February, the exact figures being 822,833,856 for the month of the McKinley administration and $11,E87,2GO for .the, last month of the Cleveland regime. The great rush of importers to get in goods before the new tarirt-law^-takes-effect- has, it is said, only just begun. The majority of the big houses in the importing trade will not be frightened by the retroactive clause when the tariff bill passed the House. They know perfectly well that the government is not likely to institute suits against thousands of individual importers to recover the difference in duties. The result is likely to be that the rush of importations will increase rather than diminish from now on, and good judges at the Treasury Department are predicting that the deficiency will be entirely wiped out before the new tariff bill goes into operation." ._; For years onr I^effeMnre has fmifht against the old-time m*nft$r of holding Supreme Court sittings in this Slat®, Our Snprsma Court was peripatetic, Wandering from place to plscs. First a bill passed this session of our Legislature to consolidate It and hold court, at one place. ISext Ottawa wanted to be that place. The location was settled on Thursday by both branches of the Legislature voting for Springfield. This settles a vexed question, and the members of the present Legislature are to be congratulated on achieving what their predecessors could not accomplish. Ae has been said: • The Supreme Court of Illinois baa always been at a disadvantage from its peripatetic character. The Judges have been accustomed to meet at first one place and then at another, hurry up everything, and each grabbing a bundle of cases to go to bis home and grind out a written declelonjthen when they got together, again they would compare notes and pasa formally upon the several batches. Hereafter they will be expected to reside at the capital, and do their work in the regular and usual way of such bodies. , r.fS'tAf! for «rntr»fift. ^P^.'Sare ^fitted for both sesfs. The ' Home Journal, which claims be largest eiroolatfon among nmgs- Ines, by Its v^ry title address?* a dis- itoctly feminine audience. In book tores there are five women boyicg )boks to one man. Every man with a wide acquaintance knows that while women are aiwaya talking about books, men rarely do. As for mascu- Ine college students, their closest read- ngis given to the sporting column of >ur dailies. ."They always have opln- ona about foot-ball teams, OQ liter- attire and current books they rarely have any. Any man who comet In con- act with recent college graduates will >6 amazed to find htfw few books they have read, and how little they care bout them, Why should they • It is not in libraries that the chief honors of college life are today won." Arbitration Treaty. The defunct Democratic administration contracted to get an international arbitration, treaty between this country and England through Congress. It hung fire and did not pass during the life of the last administration, It has been brought up at this special session of Congress and it has been tinkered up to such an extent that its projectors will hardly know it. In speaking of the bill, the Tribune says editorially: Thus the treaty, which the Senate mny or rflay not ratify t J^rjQerely_a,gljt^ tering generality in favor of arbitration in of force, and that is all there is left of it. It should not be passed, since it is not needed and could not under any circumstances settle anything. A resolution in favor of arbitration as against force would an-, swer all purposes,. Even if the treaty were ratified, in every case In the future this government would have to proceed as it did in the Venezuela case and trust to the willingness of the foreign power to arbitrate the questions at issue. United States and Hawaii. The Philadelphia, one of our massive war ships, has been ordered to Honolulu. Thig may mean something. There are at present a great many Japanese ih"tbe~Tslands. Several~hundredrim^ migrants from Japan to the island the authorities refused to receive! The Japanese minister sent word to his government to send a war vessel to compel the Hawaiian government to .receive the Japs. A commission from Hawaii has been at Washington, lay- irjg the situation before the President, and asking for ' annexation to the United States. The present administration, unlike its predecessor, takes a friendly interest In the little republic, On this subject the Inter-Ocean says: "It looks as though the time were not far distant in which the Congress and President of the United States will have to decide whether the- Hawaiian Islands shall be a part of the domain of this country, or shall be a dependency of a foreign power. The movements of Japan are more than suspicious. Five lines of steamships make monthly trips between Honolulu and Japanese ports, and each vessel brings its complement, on an average 500, of Orientals. There is more than presumptive evidence of the complicity of the imperial government in this pretended industrial influx of its people to the Hawaiian Republic. A One of the burdens tbat the young republic inherited from the old .monarchy of Hawaii, was a treaty by which all Japanese have unlimited right of ingress, and, unfortunately, the treaty cannot be repealed without consent of both parties, Japan'is not likely to consent. The purpose of the Eastern empire seems to be to crowd the young republic with a majority of Japanese, whose rights it will be called upon to protect. This is not a condition to be regarded with approval by the people of the United Status. We, least of all, can ftffora to forego the Monroe doctrine in favor of Japao, British, German, or French occupation of the islands would be ba<l, but Japanese oc- eupatiou wpuld Le wore*>, Oar Pacific industries would to envied, if by «u iuvasloy of National Protective Association Now we ar.6 to have a grand farmers) trust or combination. It is said to have originated in Pennsylvania and in Ohio. It Is a secret, oath-b'ound organization of farmers to put up prices. Report says of this new combination: . The supreme body-is made up of one representative from each State, whose main duties are similar to those of a Board of Directors of an ordinary^ corporation. Each State has a subordinate Board of Directors, consisting of one representative from eachCongressional district. Each district in turn is governed by a board of two members from each'county. -Each county is'under the immediate control of a board composed of from five to eleven members, who will direct the movements of the township organizations. . - IUs the purpose to do nothing this year~in~~lhe way of controlling"the markets, because the organization is riot yet complete. Next year, however, the crops will be limited to the actual living needs of the members of the organization. If the plan is carried out, not a dollar's worth of farm produce of any kind will be . sold for general consumption, After the year 1898 there will be erected or rented in each county in such numbers and so located as may seem best and most convenient, storehouses in which, all products for the market will be placed,.' These will be controlled by the county Boards of Directors. F/om these warehouses the products will be shipped 'as the Stale and National directors may order, end the quantities of goods sold in the immediate neighborhood will be regulated somewhat after the plan of the anthracite coal combine. ' Secretary National Kepublicnu Committee. . Major Charles Dick has been selec* ted as Secretary of the National Re publican Committee, in' place of Gen, Osborne, who resigned and has been sent to London as Consul General. Th¥app"oihtment~of7Major Dick is an eminently appropriate one. He has served as Chairman of the Ohio Repub lican State Committee, and during the last campaign, he served as a Private Secretary to~Chairman Hanna and7~6T course, did very much toward manag ing the entire Republican National Campaign. ' • . {l , Ye editor met Major Dick at the National headquarters and always found him a genial, wide-awake campaigner, running over full of valuable political information about men 'and Republican measures. The Republicans are to be congratulated. Good for Senator Mason. Correspondence from Washington has something to say about our new Senator, W. E. Mason, that will please the rank and file all over our great State,. It says that both of the Illinois Senators are 'making a strong point with the President of the fact that he has not as yet recognized Ibe outside districts of Illinois. During a recent conversation with the President, Senator Mason took occasion to point to the State, and pushing his thumb aver the section outside of Chicago and Cook County, said to the X!hief Magistrate: "This is the part of Illinois which made, you President and me Senator, and it is this part which should receive soon some substantial recognition. Cook County hitfe had a Cabinet officer and now a Public Printer, but it Js the country districts, so-called, of the State, which largely contributed to your election and to-mine, {end H is men from tboatj districts whom we now must ia f<^«i ap|ioLiitineatb." "First Century in ' the White House." The National Tribune of Washington begins in this week's issue an- interesting series of articles entitled "The First Century in the White House," by Mrs. Mary S.Lockwood, editor of the American Magazine. There are few women who are as well qualified to write such a series of articles as Mrs, Lockwood. Everybody, has now a deep iote.resl not only in the present occupants ol the''White House, but in the historic building itself, and in those, who have dwelt in it, and been foremost in the Nation's eyes in the past, There is E peculiar' appropriateness in this a'c count at the present time; since the first century of the White House's existence will be completed under Presi dent McKinley's Ad ministration. Protest Against Execution, The United States Senate had a die cusaion on Monday, over a resolution instructing the Government to protest 'against the shooting by Spain of Gen Rivera. , . After considerable quibbling as to the wording of the resolution, the fol lowing was passed by a unanimous vote: WHEREAS, information has come to the Senate that General Ruiz Riyera, a leader of the Cuban army of independ enoe recently captured by the Spanish forces, is to be tried .by drumhead court-martial aud shot; therefore, Resolved,-'Shut, In the judgment of the Senate it is the duty of the Freai dent of the United States, if such In formation is found to be true, to pro test to the Spanish government against such & violation of the rules of civilized warfare, . is Do Men Kead Books? ''Have men stopped reading books?' a p'ertineni question aaked by the It looka like, it, The dry goods stores, to which women go, find it prof itable to Bell books. The cigar to which men go, asver find }$ to m, Ws, 3, t'Mto*, f few Own. No.J ...... ... ..... •• - • •AM**. No. . 2, Om«J»....». ......... ,.„».„........« . .. ••<.*., .,•»*•».»•.•«'. ____ ^. OOAt- !UiBOU,VtM>...,. ...... i. .*....» W«» Btewlmw, Morrti Son,.... ...... * f g ABthnieft* . ...... ,...;....„... f,W HJDDM— V ».........,.«..*. roTJMBiY— Bprtng shlelteBi Ducks — . 4 6 1 OUR township election passed off quietly with the polling of a large vote. [here was no political significance in he result, and no surprises. It was a go as you please fight from the begin ning, There Waa no opposition to Supervisor, Assistant Supervisor or Town lerk. The interest settled in the congest for Assessor and Collector; for the lormer Mr. Morgan was elected by 256 votes over Klosterman. For collector n a race with seven candidate, Peter O'Hair was elected, he having Iftcen more votes than Darius Gould. There were five Constables and three Cemetery Trustees elected. The entire ot of men .elected will all make good officials. FREE TRADE is death to business and the Free-Traders do things in a way consistent with that anti-business policy. They need to take lessons from Protectionists in their methods as well after the -Inauguration- of President McKinley, Congress was in special session. In one half day after assembling, the House was organized, the President's message had been received and read, and a Tariff bill had been introduced. Such dispath and business-like methods is worthy of those whose aim It is to gl'voj and whose policy of Protection will give, new life to business throughout the country. Saturday THE people are watching the new tariff bill that is now in the Senate. Our conservative Senators must bear in mind that the people all over the country are nervously anxious to have the new bill become as speedily as possible. McKinley was "elected on this issue, and the people are willing to give the Republicans an opportunity to show them the workings of a Republican protective tariff.~~Let ourTgood; Senators get a move on them and pass the Dingley bill as soon as possible, The people are watching them. SPAIN sees tne uirrerence in the two administrations, Cleveland .paid no attention to what Congress said in' regard to the barbarities of the Spaniards in Cuba. . McKinley gave the Spanish Minister at Washington to understand that if Weyler shot Gen. Rivera the United States would look upon it with much disfavor and that this barbarous act might lead to something else. Secretary Sherman declared that the present administration does not propose to tolerate an Armenia within one hundred miles of bur shores. - - -—— DUN'S weekly review of trade aaja: The markets are still waiting, some sagging downward and others recovering. The vote of the House in favor of a new tariff bill has made no impression on business, since it has been expected since November that some measure of the same general character would become a law. If the bill standp, with its provision making new duties applicable April 1, the. chances are that foreign imports and treasury receipts may be for a time considerably restricted.'. --•,...; : • •: .';"•:.. . NEW YORK is to celebrate Gen. Grant's birthday, April 27, by the dedication of Grant's tomb. It is estimated tbat one million visitors will be in the city, < There is to be an immense parade and a grand naval display, The National guard of New York will turn oat 13,000 *trong, and Italy, France, Spain, England and some of the other European nations will eerid war ships to participate in the naval maneuver, It will be a grand'occaslon, . .WILLIAM HABDiNOja said to be the oldest living member of the G. A. H, in the United States. He was one hundred years old on Friday, and celebrated the event in a becoming manner. At the age of fifteen he fought in the war of 1812. He then fought under Gen, Taylor in Mexico.^Although sixty years of age, he served through the Rebellion. He is thus the hero of three wars. The STANDARD congratulates Comrade Harding. Republicans of Kentucky have a majority on joint ballot in the State Legislature, 'but so far, no United States Senator has been elected. It looks as though I)r, Hunter, the caucus nominee of the party,, cannot be elected. It is 6&ld tbat at the beginning of the last campaif a had_eeJ«;*dfor fwse silver at J6 tf 1, $a$ tba «fttta@$ p? Ma«d «$» f OT . ! ,^'j,'?^j'^ \. < <* zte6&jdKf& *&*,'* .The business of the office of Township Treasurer of Montmorency for the last six months amounted to $4,398. The distribution made on Monday was 8039.51, The balance in the treasury at this date (April 6) is §1,572. We are indebted to A." A. Church for the above • 'figures, which will surely be of Interest to the voters of the township and who will see the business done makes work for Mr. C. more than many suppose. William Henry Ulm was born in Montmorency, May 1, 1839 and died April 2,1897.; He was the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs, Lewis Ulm, : The people of Montmorency were shocked Friday morning to hear that Willie Ulm was dead, for he was,,at school on Tuesday and no one knew that be was seriously sick. The canse of his death was a gathering on the inner bone of bis ear, breaking and going to hie brain. Willie was an unusually bright boy in school and will be eadly missed by his teacher and schoolmates. At' home he was ever faithful to perform little duties for his Papa and Mamma 'and his place there can never be filled. The funeral was held last Saturday afternoon. «t the Lutheran church in Sterling,; Rev, E, Brown conducting the services. Very beautiful floweVa were laid on the snow white casket by loving friends; among them a bouquet of half-blown tea roses from the j»«p*ile of the Banes school. The remains were laid to rest iu the Sterling eerna- tary. The pall-bearers were Meaers, Elmer Compton, Gus Nehring, John Heaton and George Scott. .Mr. and Mrs, Ulm feel very grateful to ali who assisted them iu any way ia their late trouble. , , WHILE", we have several hua4f^ Consulate positions to be uUe^, those wba desire to represent this country i» foreign places, forget that CievelRwi'B 'civil eefvies otxlw all Oausalafes whw the ester j or tasg. Thif !$si?e« but thirty Montmorency. Royal Neighbors . meet night. Election ot Sunday School teacher* will be held next Sunday, Each class to elect their own teacher. Miss Grace Russell, who haB been attending school in Dixon, came down last week fora visit with her parents on the Van Patton place. John Murray Is improving his residence by the addition of a kitchen, He is also erecting a substantial milk house. A number of Montraorency farmers shipped hogs and cattle last week, There were seven carloads taken from Stones on one evening. Among those who shipped were: Messrs. Woods, Otten, Sturtz, Terhune and others. Mrs. J. 'M. Heaton spent part of last _, week visiting the schools of Mont mo-If, renoy. Mrs. Heaton is one of the i Visiting Committee for this township and. will visit the rest of the schools at f no distant day. . , Mrs. John Lamke is receiving a vlelt from her daughter, Mrs. Qr6ve,of Ster- /1 '•. ling. Mr.Grove is in Iowa prospect- .".jj Ing and Mrs. Grove will remain Jiere_ ^ ' ;j*|j Two^wjeTaTuhtllbe getFsettleaT: - ; ' * Final examination next Saturday at Sterling school-house. The L. T. L. will meet next Sunday, if there is no preaching. Study yottr lessons and be prepared. ;• The funeral of the little child of Mr. and Mrs. Con O'Conell, of Ida Grove," la., was held last Saturday in Sterling. Mr. and Mrs. O'Connell formerly lived' in Montmorency and their many friends here will sympathize with them in their sad bereavement. ' " Miss Luella Heaton spent Saturday and Sunday in Rock Falls, the guest of her aunt, Mrs. Jacob Hoffman. .Miss Lovie Reed, of Emerson, is. at Lewis Ulna's taking care of her sister, Mrs. Ulm; who is very sick with, a severe cold on her lungs. Dr. Carolus, of Sterling, is attending Mrs. Ulm, Maatei Fred Nelson, of Rock' Falls," is spending the week with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Oltmanns. • Little Irene Wickens has been having the measles, but is recovering nicely. We think she has had her share of sickness this winter. The Easter services at Montmorency church this year will be a concert en> tltled/'The Pilgrim's Vision."It prom-, ises to be very interesting and everyone should attend. The committee ou program, consisting of Mesdames John Golder, Douglas Murray aud Walter Scott are taking every pains to' make the exercises a success and it ie" hoped the church will be full. The School Trustees met on Monday at the home of A. A. Church and trans-i i • ~i f 1YW

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