Sterling Standard from Sterling, Illinois on April 8, 1897 · Page 8
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Sterling, Illinois
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rt F TMFV AOCfj&^ RESULTS? th-s S wn A la tfa« World. f«,r HI To THE EDITOR: I wish'to commend to your readers the series of papers on Hoflftrtt Cotleg« . Bducfttioti, jmi begna ia the April nurubst of the Cosmopolitan masazine. Thft criti- «3ite« and «Bfgestions In this first »r- ticle are worth the careful thought of «very person interested In education. -Th« snecsedinf p*ptrs of the -esries will bs &w«!tM with .interest and the outcome will b« improvement. The series of papers is certainly timely. While this series relates to college education, its effect may be far reaching, for ail preparatory schools, be they academies or high schools, mist harmonize their courses very largely with the institution; grading next above them. The nearest approach at present to the ideal course of such preparatory grade, in my humble opinion, is the High School Cours« of Pratt institute of Brooklyn. E. LE BOY GALT. subject mentioned }u the above letter is published, as stated, in the April number of the Cosmopolitan. The editor is the author of this, the first of 'a cumber of papers written on the subject: "Does the college education of the present day do all that it might to fit men or women' for every day life and the achievement of the greatest good?" The opening paragraph of this admirable treatise on modern education is as follows. • "The pursuit of all mankind is hapinesB. There is no other basts upon which any tenable tbeory of education for'youth may be built, except that the training received tends, in the highest degree, toward those conditions of mind and body [which jwill best serve to bring happiness to Jtfie Individual educated and to those - about HlmTTThat, at least, is thef ideal toward whioh education must move jvith ever quickening strides." - With a view to arranging the proposed series upon the broadest lines, "visits were made to Yale, the Johns Hopkins, Harvard and other institutions for mental and physical training. -Many of the noted professors are »mongthose who have given time to the consideration of the lines upon which sucti a discussion cuight be arranged/ Themajorlty of these men agree that the present system may be improved and their suggestions are to be embodied in this series of articles. . After a comparisonjof there opinions as submitted by prominent educators, the CbsmopoIiM^ presents a scheme of education divided into nine groups in the order of relative importance. "These^group8~are"as ^follows rwisdbm7 lifer Bcieneer language; accomplish^ tnento, business preparation, citizen- ehip, the arts and manual training. Under the first head there are three ^subdivisions, ethics, love and business The first should comprise a.. , study of the 'general principles of ethics, the ethics of the professions and practical lessons taught by studies of the characters of men.both successful and unsuccessful. Under the subdivision, love should be studied .the relations of the • sexes and the relations of the fellowmen. All business princl- • pies as the difference between right and wrong trading and what constitutes . legitmate business, should be given close attention, ; .-.._...,—._ — la the second group, life, the subdivisions are phoaiology, phenomena of the mind and the science of health. , The third group, science, includes mathematics, mechanics, chemistry. 'In the group of languages the author advises a study of English, German, French and the dead languages. He particularly emphasizes a complete course in English literature, embracing a full knowledge, not only of the class. ies, but; of the best authors of the day, •aid a rconrsTbf caref uYBturdy~on~8Tyle~ •'•of writing. Under the general bead of accomplishments are suggested voice culture, conversation, charm of manner, memory, culture and how to walk, In business preparation the study of •organization, the keeping .of accounts the filing of -papers and general ideas of legal responsibilities are the chief subdivisions/ Studies of the duties of a citizen of the republic, practical exercises of , citizenship, dependence of citizen upon good government, etudies of other forms of government, history and political geography are suggested in the seventh group, '•'-.-• : ; ----------- -.-,-_-. The eighth , group, the arts, comprises a study of the mechanical and the fine arts— iirthe latter case, rudimentary except where talent Is shown, The ninth group comprises a etudy •of all useful forms of manual training. Jn addition to the above table, there is an extended treatise on tha subject, It is w«U worth the time of every thoughtful reader. —Charles Givens, General Secretary of tbe Y, M; 0, A-, at Morrison, led the jsttea's meeting iu the Association rooms Saudsy. The address by Mr. i*f highly spokea of by all who MOOPY IN <.,MK" "I pity ft chnrch man wbo has tv b» r f.A with sn etctesiftatlfal apoott efe •Janday morning; he li?es on pretty pa >r staff; if he's got a geological preacher begets stones ; if he's got s botanical preacher h» g«|s flowers; if he's got a zoological prea<ib£r begets feathers. . ' • "A good many men hoe their own row. They hoe it over and over, and don't know they have ever hoed it, and the row looks as though it had not been hoed. Taith is worth more than a ship load of gold. ' "I don't think there is any use in hav ing this classical music in the churches —with a bass that goes down into the pulpit like a cork screw and a soprano that sings BO high you're afraid she is going to break her throat. "Its no sign a man's a good man because he had a good mother. "Men are so stubborn they are craz/ to do the very thing they are told not to do,;"— :m— :r-;.:::r~:r:: ~.:~:::::: :. : ". : : ; : ; "Politicians in Egypt thought Moses was a fool to identify himself with the people—the slaves. They probably laughed at him when they thought how he might have been General Moses or Rev. Moses or Dr. Mosea or Mayor Moses if he'd only left tho people. He looked higher. . "I can call myself a fool, but it is pretty rough for me to call other people fools. "Christ on earth was a match for every ill— death, disease and devils. "Bum's devil is the worst of earth's devils. "Let any rich man in Ch|pago give half his goods to the poor, and I guess a lot of you would stop running around to-aay-thereiB-nothing^n-the-^octrine of conversion -and-atop -deriding- the claim that conversion comes all at once. "There was more healing in the touch of the hem of Hia garment than in all the apothecary shops of Jerusalem, "It is easy enough to tell the difference between a real bee and one that works on springs. Put a drop of honey in front of them. The real bee goes at once; the artificial bee whirls round and round, and that's all. It id so with men. The good man knows the sweetness of life and goes after it; the bad man goes round and round, and that's all. "A lot of- men are as wise as Socrates, but they are very little good or use to anybody. ' : , "A man who wants to be a good politician and shrewd in his politics, ought toTead Daniel. . ^ ~ — "You might as well break all of the commandments as one of them. • "Atheism is the cause of murderers, harlots and suicides.___^_i____ "You can't educate yourself into heaven. A good many rich people will find they can't buyjthemselves into heaven." ----- .'- ----WHAT HENDRICKS SAID. Whltoslde's Former County School Snper- Intendeot Speaks at JdfllledgevkUe, The Milledgeville Dally Free Press has the following which is taken from the proceedings of the Teachers' Institute :—^'Mr^Hendricks gave- an exercise on' 'School Interest and Duties.' School architecture received a prominent place in bis talk. There is veryjlit- tle excuse for making the school bouses such unattractive. buildings. The school house and yard should be among the moat beautiful places in the district, and the necessity of the same was shown. Mr. Hendricks made his subject plain by reading a description of a school bouse now in use and showing In part, bow far it fell short of a. proper building for school purposes. Ue then suggested things necessary for a well equipped building. The lighting should be one of the' Icapprtant things to be considered. Many school rooms are responsible in a large measure for the number of glasses which the children are obliged to use. Experiments have revealed the fact that many children have imperfect eyes, which should be looked after." JUST THIRTYrTWO YEARS AGO. P. T, Vau Uorne Narrowly Escaped Death Tbeu. : Thirty-two years ago Filday, just as it became light enough to lee, a confederate sharp shooter planted a rifle ball in the right hip of P. T. Van Home of this city, who was one of the Union thousands that invested the capital of the tottering confederacy. Mr. Van- Home lay unconscious until the middle of the forenoon and he says that be has anything but pleasant recollections of,; those closing days of the war, He bad gone through the years of fighting without a scratch, only to mlBB death by a chance at the end. While Mr. Van Home lay in the hospital he had the pleasure of shaking the baud of the great Lincoln, who, a few dftya after, gave up his life and entered the grave with those thouaaoda who bad giveu all man can to the cause of THE INAUGURAL ADDRESS-SOME L£S- SCNS THEREFROM. The ::•.,- -.1 ration of President Mo- Kinlry r r.nd the promised bsgin- ning tt.-u-v • 4 'i.-rpppcrity is hero. P^r» allv t'.K- j-Mxs;rt*«ut is a pure man whose motives »ud sincerity no one can qn tJoa. His weak points pro those .for whioh ho is not personally responsible, H<§ is, in the.minds of the independents, weak in mental penetration, logic*! force and will power. The fear that even tome of his wisest friends have is that he will be overridden by some of his strong willed advisers. \?e are aware that some of these fears were entertained about Lincoln and Qarfleld, and that during the administration of .the former he was accused^ of fluctuation, aad wo are nil painfully conscious of how nntrno these judgments were. Every one is ready and willing for prosperity to come in abundance and quickly. No president ever had a greater opportunity for a great work. No theo- J"7 eyprihad" a greater opportunity than th6 gold standard lias. But it must be seriously remembered that both thd Republican party find tho monometallistic theory arc on trial and will bo held strictly to account if tlieyfail to accomplish what they have BO eanguinely promised. The independent vote is larger than ever, and is rapidly growing. This vote, as much as it is criticised by party leaders, holds tho balance of'power in American politics and will continue to do'so as long as tho government, stands. Tho influence of independency is growing, The number of papers that arti -becoming independent ia steadily growing and tho rank and file of voters are becoming every year more free from party dominance. The lost alcctiou demonstrated this. Tho party lash was used much less than of yore. If coercion WH8"ttHed~by uurportionn, it was tlre~coK' crcion of bread and-butteirantl~nQ6~tliar of the party. '.*...- • The independent vote, backed by o largo and growing sentiment among tho working men and farmers, makes certain demands. These are not partisan, but made in tho'interests of tho commonwealth. It will not bo amiss to state the more important of them: > First.—A sufficient tariff, whether for revenue or protection, to keep a living wage for the day laborer and to protect the farmer. i , Second.—The simplification of governmental work so as to reduce taxation or render more service to the people. Third.—The repeal of all class'legis- lation and the taking of tho lobby away from congress.. Fourth. — Tho remodeling of our finance until two things ore accomplished—(a) 'the entire control of our finances by tho government;-(b) a stable and suifl- cient currency for all of tho demands of .business.-:.'...--.. . : . _...'-..-.... '... . '...•__.'.• ,,, Jlheso-OM demands-thai-oro-entiroly- reasonable. They are noupartisan. They are in tho interests of good governmont and national progress. We truly hope that President MoKin- loy^spes~the "opportiiuit}r~ancl- : tliaf' he will bo equal^o^h7T^ro"Clii3ioiraII(l"Tead^ tlio country out of its present condition. \Vo should all leafu to love the inter- .ests.of tho country above those of party. Wo know thnli, fi o party is as largo as the interests of the country and that the interests of every party are bouncl up with tho success of tie pSopTe. T*he president's inaugural address is not quite so promising as we would wish, but Btill he gives a gloam-of hope in that he admits tho possibility of improvement in our finances and the necessity in making such improvements should tho^pres- ent system prCvo inadequate; .7 No money system is final, Tho great governments of the world have been those that are adjustable.* A live government changes and needs changing methods. The assurance of proper adjustments to meet the growing demands of business will bring confidence and prevent panics in a largo degree. G. W. SCOTT. Lcclairo Academy. INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION. The Danger and Brutality and Cost of Conquest is gigantic robbery. Warfare is wholesale murder. We are almost tempted to declare .with Benjamin Franklin, "There never has been and there never will bo a good war or a bad peace." Warfare is the delirium arising from national fever, Of necessity it is bound to cease. It will burn itself out of the -world like a ship afire oa the sea. Although force, says Lord Dufferin, still rules the world, although Earl Bussell declared at the presentation of our Alabama claim, "I feel that England would be disgraced forever if such questions were left to tho arbitration of a foreign government," nevertheless force was not invoked and'the question was arbitrated. Gradually the prophecy of leaiah shall be fulfilled, "All' the armor of the armed"iaan iu' the tumult and the garments rolled fat blood shall even be for burning for fuel of fire. ''Or, as it has been phrased in .modem English, "AH yourwh,ite equadrons and'your harbor fortifications are ouly,for a future bonfire." What shall take thoii; place? Justice and troth and the federation of mau. Arbitration shall replace war. I speak on this subject now because it is diplomacy, it js statesmanship, it is ethics, it is religion, it ia the dream of the poet, it is the vision of tho prophet, Tho cannon, cisatlantic and transatlantic, proclaims'the tidings o! war. The Armenians still die that' the European coueert'jnay live. Cuba poors out her blood as tho price of deliverance. Gr^pce, f aitWul to her august traditions, stauda like Leonidaa against overwhelming We iu Aatyricu have 'not been Oox bowiiw, too, have swelled . may rr-plaee brat?? foro? and Wnrfaro Pmeltwl clans iato made Qtwco a unit And Italy ft B<?n3ajs ttate; it fnse-d <xor Amei-ioan states together as nothing conld bat the tool flame of war. Military conquest baa b*«tt tho missionary of Greece diffused cultnrawith the edge of the sword, the Roman phalanx planted law and order, tad England has Multiplied new Englaads an* little finglaads all aronnd tbo globe. , But these benefits were incidental They were bought at a terrible price, and they were- not motives, trat <;*fraal consequences of selflsh iaraSion. Modern conditions cannot square -with war. War means disraption; civilization stands for union. We are joined b^ steam and electricity in n network.of commerce. The nations can no longer live separate lives; their interests are fast merging; they can hardly fight without striking themselves. Yet they persist in making a costly show of readiness for battle. And at what a sacrifice) Three per cent of the total annual income of European nations* is spent on armament^!..—One thousand million do!-_ lars a year ia wasted thus and 4,000,000 men are under arms. In this country tho national government costs f5 for each citizen; in Germany, ~$10; in England, $18; in France, $19. In Europe one out of every five capable men is ready for active warfare.. . Arbitration wonld promote civilization, would save countless treasure, innumerable lives, enrich labor with added millions of toilers, wonld make religion more than a solemn mockery and public wards more than a polite fiction. 1 The Greeks had thoir nmphictyonio council with jurisdiction within their own borders. Tho Roman fetiales had to pass on tho equity of a war before the senate decreed it The popes in tho middle agea werb aribters in tho disputes of kings. Even in 1885 Pope Leo XIII arbitrated between Germany and Spain regarding the Caroline islands. Henry IV. of France waa-inspircd—by-the-greafc-Sully 4o-attcimpt-a-jenato- of .tho confederate European Christian states. In this century 67 international grievances, have been Bottled by arbitration, 88 being between tho United States and other conn- tries. . Consider tho Alabama claim, how persistently demanderf, how offensive to British pride, a cause of deep irritation, yot peacefully decided and, paid at last ' •' , We recognize, of course, that some conflicts aro inevitable, some issues are not to bo settled other than by grim struggle. The German war of If 86, tho Franco-German war and our own great civil war were such necessary encounters. National independence, vital territory, grave internal issues, are not to be disposed of by outside arbitration. Wo cannot give over quite tho entire field to this ideal tribunal. Yet the great bulk of disputed questions should bo'deter- mined by arbitration and America should tako the lead in the great movement. This country, by its natural .ad- vantagcB, by its traditions and charao- ter, seems providentially appointed for the. mission.; Wo aro so situated that if tho wors$ came w,e would havo nothing to fear. No nation could conquer us, nor could "any allied nations, for onr material-resouroes-are^praetieaHy-ines:- haustiblc. We have no vital center whoso sei.zure - would moan - conquest. And consider, as we havo been told, the tempting opportunity that would thus be presented by such an enemy to its European rivals. We need not fear that any nation will declare war on us unless we aggressively and defiantly invite tho onset. We havo the further advantage that here tho people aro king. We decide our own destinies. Wo need no armaments. In Europe every toiling workman has to carry a fully armed sol- diet or Bailor on bis-back.~We aro,nn- burdened. We require-only the instruments of; peace. . The idea, for instance, thafc an oeca* sional war was necessary to awaken in material Americans tho heroio apirit, or the lower idea that business interests required the periodical stimulant of military operations, is erroneous. Ws have a striking instance In the Venezuela case of the unwillingness of a first rate power to enter into hostilities with America. If the cause of English con T cessions was the menacing attitude of Germany, it proves -tho more clearly the danger to European nations engaging in transatlantic -aggression. If this was not the valid cause, it shows at .any rate- their'..patienceibbford' taking the, flnal, irrevocable step. With England especially onr relations should bo cordial and fneii'dly. I trust that I am no blind admirer of : Englaud's magnificent traits: regardless of .her colossal' infirmities. But a war between England and America would indeed be fratricidal. If we,, the greatest commercial .rivals in the world, could permanently agree upon the peaceful^ settlement of our differences, what a triumph this would be; what an example to sister nations; what a servico to mankind, : Jn 1887 a memorial signed by 284 members of parliament was presented to . otir president by delegates representing 700, OpO tradeaf unionists. The memorial prayed for arbitration. Our congress, and France, Ctaly, Spain and Norway, passed resolutions to that effect, representing the will of IBO.OOO,000 people. .< •: • At lost the question has come home to the people, to the national conscience, to the? individual character,.to the earnest citizens of the laud. They will, when the time comes, decide, I am sure, according to thoir truest thought: and deepest' faith for this "open sesame" to the golden age. May that time come speedily of which the dreamers dream and the prophets prophesy, when' the sword shall bo beaten into the plow- ihare and the spear into the piuuing hook. Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more'. And the earth shall be illedwith tha knowledge of God cover the sea. Mitchell. Boufh Dakota, 5* to imcter cultivation, balance in hay and Good House, two Coin Cribs Granaries, large Barn, 440 fenced. Leased for two years for its one-half of all Crops.: Greek raaateg through land- Soil is good and as to settlement there ate 14houses within, two miles oi this place and all coca-* pied. 1^1 sell <sr exchange for good pmperty here. 7 • ~ r . 508 Acres of Land 1 Near Newton, Jasper county, Illinois. Two sets ©f buildings, 75 acres of good timber^ balance farm and hay land, al! fenced. Will sell cheap or CKchauge for farm or good dty property here. i I hate a lot of fine farms near Sterling for sale. Also Bargains in vacant andresident property. Call and see me. G. A. OVER, Corner First Avenue and Third Street, ._...". Over E. D. Davis' Dry Good House, *>-; •* ; J Masury's R. R. Paints, In Paste and Liquid Form— . ' The best in the world. A „• > Wall Paper and Window Shades, • Very cheap by J. K. ESHLEMAN, Successor to Myers & Eshleman. 21 East Third Street, Sterling, Illinois. mRAMMQYER, Milk ami Butter . v.: Depot v *-'•; I* the place to bay puie milk, cream, batter, eklm milk and butter-milk, in any quantity. Orders dellyered to en- .part pf the city. No. Ill East Third Street Fishing Time Is Here, and you will all have time to fish, and whether-you , flab for; sport or profit, yoo will find the finest, largest and cheapest line of Fishing Tackle in the county .ftt * * • • t \ E. J.FeigIey& Son's, , 309 Locust St., Sterling, HI. W. T: Gait & Co. OUR For To-morrow Radishes, Lettuce, Onions, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Spinach, Pie Plant, Asparagus* STRAWBERRIES AND PINEAPPLES.' REAL ESTATE. Choice building lots in Court House Mock from S400 up. ••' A nice new five room house near Third Ward School for §600. Monthly payments, if desired. 1 •.-.'. •'•• i' . . " ..." :•...;.. '-. . " Good building lota with sewer and electric light, one block west of Third Ward Park, from $125.00 to 9165.00. , Lots and acre properties and houses in Sterling and Bock Falls.. Have a number on monthly payments—can be paid for aa easy as paying rent, _ Loans on Real Estate and Personal Notes; best of Security t * l "'A ort| " caa sujt you .'° Sterling or Rock Palls oa s« Farms In 1 WbltesWe,"Ogle, Carroll and Lee counties., 481 acres of No, 1 land,jaod house, large bank barn, all tillage land, for 842.50 per acre. .82,000 cash, balance to 8ui$ purchaser. < 40 acres joining Book Falls for 83,800, Will tafce town property as part p»y. 2iO acres two mllea from Sterling for $55.00 per acre; good improvements. 4$0 acres In Jackson county. This Is a'fine farm. What have you? $3,000 city property for, stock of merchandise of aay bind. of Frank A¥. Walzer, * . 313 Oalt House Block, ' . .. »**»

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