Sterling Standard from Sterling, Illinois on April 15, 1897 · Page 3
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Sterling, Illinois
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Thursday, April 15, 1897
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Cancel* tat t. -jiS»% kBT -» ft) e»!S*@* ftn Mis ttl iS*l fttjr. ywur - Oolema « eta Ftace-K, o, Wtetew, . Hull, BY TRIOS o, Wtat*». t. mn Department-A, 0. BtMttey. ~"*~-*~W. O. H6Hm»lt. jafMtonar—Dr. B, L, bow. 0ty IJwtrtefc&rO, A, togeni X •Winters. *f, Rook Falls Professional Men. Attorney*. I. W, WHrrm. WHITE B,!«. BHKLDOH, & 8KHLDOK, Counsellors-it Monar Loaned on Betl EsUte. ' Miss Edith Young has gone home to Lyndon for a abort visit. - The Sterling Steam Laundry makes a specialty of laundrylng your lace curtains. - Jlastet Clinton -Buell - was an over Sunday Ylsitor in town with his grandparents. ?• se *« 0. E. Elliott had B bad eye Sunday from the effects of a piece of steel flying into it Saturday, Auctioneer Ward was in Mllledge- Tille Saturday with Jeweler Eisele, Belling by auction come of the Eiaele stock of jewelry. • : Miaa Mary Buell, of Montmorency, has 'bome to town for a few days' visit with her grandparents, .while she is talcing a vacation from school work. Mrs. James Packer writes from Chicago ofjthe death of her father, which occurred o few days ago.. The Packers have moved from their suburban borne to the main city. Herman, Startz arrived home from Waverly, Iowa, last night with, two JP loads of stock steers which he icked up Ip that section. The cattle were unloaded in the Sterling yards And driven home this forenoon. , , The International Epworth League ^ Convention is to be held in .Toronto, Canada, this year, and will be July 15 .to 18. There are some from Bock ITaUs who will probably attend. Dr. • E. Franc Morrill will probably be one amoiigjbe number. Rev. Fred Stone may go also. William Merricks has taken the contract to-break all the colte of John .Eoaengren, on the Utley farm, three mile* east of town. As there are thirty-five of them ready to break, it will give him plenty to do for a month at least. He will make tbat his business for this summer;——7™———-—- Three of n Kind Frequently Follow JSnch Other IB Qaicfc 8a««emlo<n. It was in the office of Coe & Vaa Sant the other day that the superstitious idea of fatalities following each other In quick succession came up. While there wan not one present that bellftved in superstition, yet there was not one present who did not have strange accounts of three fires following each other} thiee accidents of a filmilaj nature; three runaways; three deaths; three births; three shop disasters, whereby fingers or hands were •mutilated, and the first thing anyone knew, enough stories of that kind were told to make good reading, had it all been taken down and prlnted.yet none claimed there was anything of superstition or supernatural connected with their stories. " Mr. Van Sant told a strange one that will do to publish on account of the strange incidents connected with it. Said he: "A few yeart ago while I was living on my farm, west of town a few miles, I had a fellow by the name of George, who was of rather a superstitious nature. Whenever there was-a fire in town or an accident In the neighborhood, or a death near by he would say, 'Now Watch out, there will be two more of the same thing happen soon.' One of the neighbors living a mile or two away was taken' suddenly 111 and died in a few days. 'Now,' said George, 'there will be two more.' Sure enough, in two or three days, a young man living a few miles south was taken ill a short time.died. Again George reiterated his notion the day. of the funeral that the third one was soon to be, and wondered upon whom It would LIVE OUtST IONS. firrifB of Ar»trl/"» f •by The next morning, when Mr. Van Sant called hla man to get-up to do the chores, he replied that he was not feel* Ing very-well. Mr. Van Sant told him to lie still and be would do them all. At breakfast George arose, but did not eat anything and was" feeling no better. Mr, Van Sant told him he would hitch up and take him to his home in Sterling. This offer George accepted, and he was taken home. The next .day, when Mr. Van Sant came to town, he' learned that George was dead, he being the one to' complete the trio of sudden .deaths, of which he bad spoken. It was also brought out during! the conversation in the office, that a former doctor in Bock Falls, who got many of the mangled hand cases from the shopsi of which there were many when the factories were all running, that he would eay after an accident would occur. "Now I will stay close to the office for the next few days, -for I know there will be two more happen in a short time." And it is said in many instances it came true. D£ATH OF MRS. LOIS LILLIE. Whpn H, H. Williamson came out of "'one of the stores he found his flsh baa- hung up high and dry on a boot while his fish pole was suspended' |L also, and the one little, solitary flsh was 3 attached to the end of the pole. He |;' was given a good laugh as he took his i,' 1 property down and Walked 'home with little catch. » Three pupils from the Colder school In ^ontmorency took the examination Saturday in , the Sterling School building of ^he final ungraded scools examinations of the county. They were: Misses Mabel Christy, Fannie -Fzank and Mary Buell, It will ft about a week before word Is ecelved as to whether they passed qcesaf ully or not. A Mendota reporter sent out as a ipiement and a curiosity a sample used at their late township ele- , T,he town clerk of that township queer notions about the'way the should ba fulfilled in regard to the eking of tickets. Each aspirant for offica who filed a petition waa given separate place on the ballott, thereby ing nineteen different ones, re- a sheet of paper ten inches and five feet wide. All Koada Lead to Galeiburg. ,i?sp Parker says it is very funny how y ways lead to Galesburg, One n took a car of stock to Chicago and ded up;in Galesburg. vAnothw went of theJWeetern States and land- ttt GaleBburgjbefore returning, An- went to visit liis: relatives along arid somehow brought af; jGalesburg. And yet another at least two of the States west »0&S«ago and ewumg around by way Then there was yet the wtofajwiao relatives to visit or excuse, but wsut direct to . It is said ^ last Mlow at bwg hotel .vim sarprlsfid to men Tue Mother of Mrs. A. C. Stanley Paxes Away In Vermont, Mrs. A. 0. Stanley received a telegram from Bethel, Vermont, Thursday announcing the death of her mother Thursday, April 8,1897. ' ' MrsrlJoisXlllie'waselgbTf.y^ne years old Thursday,: April 1. 1897. She has had very good health up to a few weeks ago, when the grip caused the sickness which eventually, caused her death. She was quite well known here, when she Used to live with her daughter, Mrs. Stanley. ; The remains will be brought to Aurora for burial beside her husband and other members of the family. The funeral will occur 'there Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Stanley will go to Aurora Monday and meet the funeral party and be present at the burial of the aged mother^ THE CITY TICKET. Names All In and Sample Tickets Posted According to Xaw. The following are the names of the candidates on the official ballot for the city ticket to be elected 'on April 20, 1897: - ' * For Mayor—R. L. Leitch, Truman Culver, Ward Lincoln. , For City Clerk-E. C. Winters. For City Attorney-H. L. Sheldon, For City Treasurer—P. H. Davisi ; Fop Alderman—First .ward, R, E. Wetzell, G. JB. Goodrich; Second ward, John DickBon, Jacob Frank; Third ward* R. L, Atkins, E. A. Macorober. Against the sale of fntpxicating IlquorB in Rock Falls 'Yes , •'• '' : •' . 'NO The polling place in the First ward will bo the John Martin building; Second ward.^the Parks buildiBgjThird ward, C. B, & Q. depot. ^* THE NEW SOCIAL IDEAL, II. In tho disotission of this subject the writer Raid in a fbrmw article that the first task tbat engaged the social ira- pnlsca of the race vrus the family ideal. This was a lofty ideal. Beyond thia there was no thonght of going. In this relation or circle it -was supposed that social instincts and Yirtnes would have Bufflden* room for all tho fulfillment of which they were capable. Bat the vision of the social nature found its horizon extending beyond this relationship, as we Bee by tba communities which were organized or naturally formed by the grouping of families together. This enlargement of tho social basis constituted the second ideal eet before men. .It was manifesting itself first in the tribal communities, nomadic, and pastoral, but which finally produced the conviction In men that they must organize a state whose service and stability would rest on the reciprocal and cornplimental relations of those having their membership in'it, and which, therefore, would insure justice to all. The ideal sought was a righteous nation. In attempting to fulfill, this ideal tribal, racial and provincial elements wore allowed to remain not only among the BO called heathen communities, but also in tho Hebrew state. From these traits nations are not yet free. Tho provincial or private nation has occupied the social endeavor of men almost wholly in the history of mankind. Tho best that can be said for these provincial or racial nations is that compaative justice was sought for those who, from geographical or racial reasons, belonged to a distinct community or stata The principle centering in snch a community was that the people said, "We will do right by one another because wo belong to the same race or. country." This was an extension of the sense of justice as first developed in the family ideal. It was, in" point of fact, the communitizatiou of families. It was tho cultivation of those fraternal qualities, inherent in tho social life, whoso end is to supply beauty, power and happiness to all. To perfect this ideal the family life, with ita functions, was retained, and to it a degree of autonomy was given, but f ita supremacy was not acknowledged as in the first social attempt of the race. The private family was now being merged into tho community. In order to develop a national family or com- mouwealth .not puly the treasures of tho individual, but those of tho family, wore to be gladly given and turned into economic channels declared to be the best for all. Meu began to say that if the ethical basis, or unselfishness, is tho best for tho family, tho same principle is best for the community or nation. If it was tho highest mission of the individual to servo tho family, so now it should be the highest mission of the family to serve the state. .-..-•.' The passion for national righteousness has traveled through forests" and over ;seaa; through wars and tyranny; through poverty, suffering and distress; and now after many defeats and lapses, after much misapplied enthusiasm and much bitterness and misunderstanding among men, this social fire is still quenchless, unfaltering and divine in its devotion to the ideals mirrored in human souls. That it has won some enduring victories for tho race through the family and. the state must be ac_- knowledged by all students of sociological movements, or rather has demon- : stratedi_Umt_certam_.rnoraLjgr social principles underlie all progress, well bo-~ ing and happiness. One of those is that character is salvation or wholesome living, and another is that the judicial temper is tho only Bound state for society. •'"..." , These conceptions of life are not having their "fulfillment universally or iu a cosmic sense, and for reasons which I will not now give I have furnished this and a former short article as introductory material. In. tho next paper I will suggest some important, aspects of tho UQW social ideal as understood by some of the seers of this age. . G. E. \ Qlenwood, Ma Harvest xvurttlou* vlt*. O.M, * Q. K, JR. On April 6 and 80, May 4 and 18, the 0, B, & Q. R. R. will sell tieketa at oue lowest first-clasB far« for the round trip, plus 82.00 to point* IB the west, southwest, northwest and «mth, For fur- tfaw iaforia&tioa ead ticket* <?*M OB «f eatu C. B. & Q. THE MOST HOPEFUL RELIGIOUS MOVE• WENT. • Most pepple have made light of the Salvation Army for ita fantastic costumes and noisy parade, crude theology and out of door plans, but this was natural enough under the circumstances. That period is past, and we now have come to a sober second thought and begin to realize that the movement has virility and has come to stay. There are indications that the Army ia becoming the moat interesting and vital religious movement in the world. Aa strong a saying as this will need eome justification. First, the army appeals to the affections, and 110 movement can last for long' 'that does not so appeal. Again, they have tho courage of their convictions, »ud all sincerity counts. They are beginning at the bottom. Buddha made his appeal to the lowest He tried to solve the problem of tho sorrow of the most depressed, and Buddhism has grown and will grow for many ages. Jesus said: "Go out into the highways aud hedges and .bring in the lame and halt aud blind." Go to the lost-sheep." And Christianity lives because ife is every now »nd then, seeking to savo tho lost. The older churches are not doing thia work as they should. Their mission seems to be to the wealthy and in-i flueutml. -So tho Salvation Army is the; only orgamiMsd Christian movement that ia 6eriou4y trying to do the work, that CJhtwt did. Now, for those reasons, eithi-r oae of which wonld iusajro u future for my re-' j ,.«„-.,*u-i'v, <£\. .-<.'>' rrt 'ire- rnmi'-nHv JT,T'!'"»], «HH!, Army Pnrl Volnntf • r.s an' frying fn carry orct the prime work of tho gospol ia dcvipingwnys and moans for tho uplifting of tho lost. Booth-Tucker ftays: "A city colony of a complyt character, with food and shelter depote, labor bureaus and factories for tba unemployed; homes for the fallen, for ex-crfmi- nals and for waifs and strays, together with slum ports or centers for investigation and relief, established in the worst quarters; vacant lot farms for employing the surplus population and enabling^hem both to raise their" own food and acquire a knowledge of agriculture ; farm colonies in the neighborhood of the cities, where B poor man can obtain possession of his own farm and can be helped till he becomes his own master; land coloniea, consisting of large tracts of, land in the west, to which the surplus population of the cities can be systematically removed under wise and kindly guidance. It is not intended that this humanitarian movement shall be made to play into the hands of land sharks." , The New York Tribune printed a statement lately by Ballington Booth on the social problems of the day which was reprinted in The Volunteer's Gazette. From this statement are the following remarks: "I find in traveling" over this continent thousands of men idle and tens of thousands of acres idle. This strikes me as grossly wrong. All wealth comes from the land, and if wo open the Itorehouses of nature to tho free access of man there would bo no involuntary poverty." LONDON IS WRESTLING WITH THE . CHARITY PROBLEM. Mr. J. Eads How of Manchester college, Oxford, sends tho following from a London paper. The suggestions are pertinent and emphasize tho inadequacy of charity. .What we need is justice— kind and universal justice. All men respond to that sentiment: "It will be a gratifying outcome 6f tho-visit-of-Mr. Robert Treat Painorthir practical Boston philanthropist, to this city if it leads to the adoption of his idea of organized charity and the; doing away with the serious evils that arise from the independent, miscellaneous and unorganized bestowal of relief. The experiences of our own Aid and Relief society in more than one instance illustrate the necessity '.of adopting some such scheme as that which has worked so admirably in Boston under Mr. Paine's efficient administration. The society in question is being constantly imposed upon by applicants howling for bread and work, who when they have got tho bread-have no longer any desire for. work. There is no question that charity should represent work. It may not always bo practical to sot up a well stocked woodyard, but as far as possible some kind of -work should be provided and all aault male applicants should bo made to earn their relief. The only persons to whom money is paid should bo women au'd children. When money is paid to men, it should be paid in the form of wages. If money is given to theinwithontworking for it, it is"much mpre'likely to go to the saloons than to tho family. "The curse of liquor should always b¥ taken into account when dealing with tho problem of charity. The money spent for liquor is enormous in its total. It renders tho man still more incapable of work. It reduces his physical and enfeebles hia mental power. As it makes him still more incapable of earning a living,, it still further impoverishes his family. It destroys his pride and self respect and sooner or later makes him a permanent charge upon society, either in the workhouse or the penitentiary. The man who is given money without work nine times out of ten will spend -it-in the. saloou, r whera ha can-got something to drink aa well as a free lunch, while his wife and children will bo forced out on tho streets to beg in order to save themselves from starvation. Of course in an emergency, like that which confronted the city during the recent cold .spell, sufferers must be taken care of by money or other relief. "It cannot be too strongly impressed upon applicants for relief, however, that charity of this nature is only temporary, and that when the emergency co'ases relief of thia kind must cease. When outce they are made, to realize that the help will not bo continuous, they will ceaso to expect it and will under- ale OF Trail RENTING AND COLLECTIONS. A FEW OF MY 80 acres, 2 miles north of Sterling ; a bonanza. . J 90 acres, west of Rock Falls, well improved; at a very low figur • re. A number of choice dwellings in Sterling and Rock Falls. Five good farms in Iowa, well located and improved, at a very low figure. A number of choice Western farms, some improved. E.B. SPEAR, Over E. L>. Davis' Store, Cor. First Ave. and Third St, Fishing Time Is Here, and you will all have time to fish, and whether you flsh for sport or proflt, you will find the finest, largest and cheapest line of Fishing Tackle in the county E.J. Feigley & Son's, ; 309 Locust st., Sterling, 111. The shortest distance between two points is a straight line connect- * ingfthe two points. The STANDARD is*the straight line; the ___two_ppjnts are the sellers and the buyers. Do you see .(be point? EASTER MILLINERY. We are not giving goods awaj, neither can we retrim old hats for, nothing. But we can sell you goods as cheap, if not cheaper, than anyone in the city. » If you want a really pretty, stylish and tasty Easter Hat at a _ . moderate price, call on the West End Milliners. v • 20 West Third St., COOK& HOPKINS, 1 •. Opp. Randolph House. Will a person pay. 10 per cent, for the use of money when he can get the same money for (> per cent.? . Then why will you pay from. 10 to 25 per cent more for the same goods at other stores than you can buy for at the tat Store ? stand that in some way they must work for money, and the work should be provided. Once let it bo understood that money would be contributed continuously, two-thirds of the people of th.0 United States would avail themselves of the opportunity 'to live without work. The first duty of the charitable should be to organize their charities BO RS to avoid imposition, aud double giving. The second duty should be to contribute relief in the form of wages, , The third and last duty should be to provide tho work. When these conditions are satisfied, the charitable problem will be well ou the way toward solution," 4 Clothing Sale. MEN'S -SUITS at such prices that you,will nevjer get again. All we ask is that you will coirie and see them. ISOLATION, ,. ... One of the fads of popular pedagogy ia isolation, or what a philosopher would call abstraction. Every investigator knows that analysis and synthesis go hand in hand, or the latter in most cases follows immediately QH the former.. The training of children utilises this method so much that it is hardly worth making it u matter of grave discussion. Ita overemphasis tends to violate one of the most characteristic phenomena of the uiiud, the love of change. The naturalness and ease with which a child goes from one subject to another emphasizes the need of enlarging tho prim .ry cur- neululn to at least throe times as many subjects as children now study. Algebra, geometry, urt, botany, geology and zoology should bo among tho subjects studied by the ?.year-oW pupil The dull utouotouy would bo broken u; iho child would develop ly. And thin is <SUQ of the trftS Furnishing Goods. Hats of aU kinds from lOc up. Shirts, 85, 35, 43 and 5Oc, Gloves for.working and Gloves for dress, • 25c quality Half Hose, 3 uairs ,- forSOc, • '•< ' '• Dry Goods. Elegant Kid Gloves, clasp or lace, fancy backs,worth $1.5O to $2.0O—our price $1.25 3 pairs regular made ftfaco Hose, usual price S5o per pair, for. 6Qc Fancy Stick Pins, regular value 25c, for o c Laces and Ribbons of all ' the latest styles. Jackets and Capes Silk Skirts $5.00 Cou)6 and see them. ; Shoes, •It' yon could only see how nmuy Shoes >ve sell, you would se« at once that our prices are right, as we c mid not do the business otherwise.. • Groceries. 31 Ibs. Granulated Sugar. ,$1.UO> 4 IbB, Best JLard. ............ ag tt 1O bars Santa Claus Soap. . a<le Gold Duet,.....,....,,,; ...... 3 Ibs. Bulk Starch for.,,.... 1 Ib, Corn Starch ....... ..... 6 gals. Gasoline, . . ....;... , . . 1 gal.can Apples...,...,. .... 3-lb. can Peaches ,...,..,.,,. 3-lb. can Tomatoes .,......,. SJ-lb, can Cora ................ 3-lb. can Tapioca. ........... Onion Sets, per qt ........... D1XIED FAU1T8 . at lowest Prices GOLD MEDAfc

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