THE EVENING GAZETTS: KBIDAY, FEBRUARY 17. 1888. A o 0 i» (fl Cfi h fi 9 fa 0 d I •H 31 a 0 (R ti fi 8 ii Evening Gazette ffi * ft ffl & M b Tilit S7IKIN<1 GAEnrrarnn Tie hnrt »t all the newsstands. Price TWO CBfiTS. FItlDAY. FEB. 17. I8WT. HOOIF.TIEHJANO TO-XK1HT. X. L. Society at Dr. Dillon's. Woat End Whist Club lit Mr. McPherran's. Rock Kiv-r Lodj?fi Xo. til 2. A. A M. Kpgulnr. Work, third. .T. K HRF.VITIF.IH. —Mr. James Drew is quite sick. — Mra. William Clarkson la confined to her house by illness. —Mr. George Get/, is improving. Able to be out on the street. —Mr. and Mrs. Chaa. N. Clark, of (Juincy, have a baby, n girl, born a few days ago. —Chronological: Today Is the anniversary of the burning of Columbia, 8. 0., ID 18V.. -Kaster comes this year on April I. Last year It fell on the 10th of April. This year as is seen It chances on All Fool's day. —The forms of robin red-breast might have been seen In the trees of our city today, or flittini? through-the air. Does their coming tell of springtime? —The Freeport Journal commenting on the bill to give Sterling a government building wants to know why Freeport can't have a government building, too. —Clinton, Iowa, having just had a census taken and showing a population a trifle upwards of .sixteen thousand, the Governor of Iowa has declared it a city of the first-class. —The Y. W. C. T. Union will meet at the Congregational church tomoj- row, Saturday afternoon, at 4 o'clock. Miss McDowell will deliver an address. All members please come prepared to pay their dues. —The .Superintendent of streets says that the people are now complying pretty generally with the ordinance in relation to ashes. All that Is needed IB to have an ash box convenient and he will have the ashes hauled away. —He who does his dally task because it is a task and who alms to do no more than he has to do, and who does that In 111 humor, will no more succeed than will the man who lookn upon every other man as his enemy and who puts in all his time lighting battles with Imaginary foes. —In an account of the marriage of Mr, Wade and Miss Detweiler, in Jordan, aa published in yesterday's GA- zETTE.the abbreviation for Illinoisflll.,) awkwardly got into the wrong place. Try as hard as we may, mistakes will creep into the paper • and they always annoy us more than they possibly can anybody else. • , —Freeman J. Scott, J.U. Kbersole and W. B. Carolus, are novv full-fledged M. D.'a, having received their diplomas yesterday, at the closing exercises of Hahnamau Collage. They arrived here during the night. May each of the young gentlemen'lind lucrative practice wherever they may settle. —Well, our city Is being extensively advertised by the bill to give us a government building. First it was sent out by telegram to all the daily newspapers of the large cities, and DOW we notice that our'exchanged in northern Illinois are commenting uponjthe matter; . —The committee on upper dam requests us to state that there must be some getting ready to subscribe some more money; that it soon will have all riparian and overflow rights settled and that then will follow the plea for the sinews of war. It hopes that subscriptions will be increased liberally a-id that new ones will came in, that it may be able to witness the desire jot its heart, viz., the speedy completion of the entire sum neeedful. —Despite the frost of this morning and the ice visible In ,ever'y depression of the street, this day opened most lovely, indeed. .The air was just cool enough to be pleasant, and it waa clear and bracing und healthful. The universal remark waa, "What a dnlight- fuldayl" As the sun mounted the sky he threw out his beams with such ardor that he played "ructions" • With the snow (or ioe, rather, for previous meltings have merged the enow into ice). At this writing, 3 p. m., things present a'decidedly sloppy aspect. —The Dixon Telegraph of yesterday says: "We hope that bill (the bill to give Sterling a government build- Ing, introduced in the Senate) will pass. Now that the surplus money in the United States treasury is. causing our statesmen so much trouble we believe a good plan for'relieving them of the embarrassment would be to build post- olllces in cities throughout the country. Editor Cobb wrote personal letters urging the erection of a government building at Sterling and the result so far is a very good starter in that direction." . • . —Several cities of our State require the street commissioner to keep the sidewalks clear of snow, and our Council should pass an ordinance to that ef- !eot. The Supreme court of this State has decided that the duly lies with the city and not with the property holder, and experience goes to show that scarcely one third of the people will voluntarily do this duty which is not a duty, because the responsibility rests as we have said with the city. While It Is yet late, »tilr there la l|kely to be more snow this winter, and" we trust the Council will adopt an ordinance at once. One of theemployea of the city who haa had some experience in the matter, assures ua it will not cost 0200 to clean the walks tnrough un entire winter. — When the coal dealer's reipn enrts —Traveling men keep up spirits by I Try St. Patrick's Pills and compare J that of thnlrn rt«ilnrfl Iififflns. I telHnir what hiir or/lor* H.ov frot I.. I »»•_"- -"V-,--. - ••• - • •• iiiry com-Hin tne good propertir.o of the older preparation in the market combined with the most valuable medicines discovered In modern times. As a cathartic and liver pill, fit. Patrick's are perfection. Sold by Strickler & Boorae. • tf More substantial benefit can be obtained from a 50 cent bottle of Dr. Biglow's Positive Cure than a dollar bottle of any other cough remedy. Jt Is a prompt, safe;and pleasant cure for all throat and lung troubles. For sale by O. A. Oliver. busties are manufactured and sold annually in this country, it may be said truthfully that women make this a bustling nation, even though they be quiet lookers on. —Water was encountered In the Harvey well at 83 feet; in the Morrison well at CO feet; in the Pennington well at about 30 feet; in the Sterling & Rock Falls Gas Projecting well at IS feet. Rock was encountered in the Morrison well at 75 feet, Pennington at ::o feet, the Harvey well at 8") feet. At .VI feet the Sterling and Rock Falls well is in quicksand and gravel. The water encountered thus early with the quicksand has caused some delay In work; but after thia has bean cared for aalt has been or will be'soon, it is thought that things will then run smoothly. The possibilities are the Dnd- ing of gas or some mineral of value; if the former it would mean the doubling within thirty days of the value of real estate in and around Sterling and Rock Falls. May It be found. —The GAZETTE still pleads for a street railroad. Since agitation of this subject three years ago, expense of building such lines has decreased, while" the successful "IntrbductioiPof electricity aa a motor.likewise reduces greatly the cost of ruuning the cars. So small an amount could be easily raised. Indeed, if five of our well-to do citizens would aasume payment, they would not have to pay out a dollar of cash, and the earnings of the road would pay off the bonds before maturity. In other words, let five or more organize a company and issue bonds guaranteeing their payment. A contractor would build the road and furnish it throughout, taking the guaranteed bonds In payment. We know of a number of roads that have been built in this way, and In every instance the eatnings paid the total eudebted- ness long before the bonds bad matured. Sterling is better laid out for a street railroad than any city of ten thousand population in the United States. one starting out to tell what he had sold, tl>e listener can be morally radically certain that each man tells a larger yarn [than .the one who preceded him. Why shouldn't every man be a hero in his own eyes? Htrrllnj Hoomlnr Call on P. T. Vanllorne for plans and speculations for all kinds of buildings and cut of same. tf the new tf ncl of N. Carpenter & You can see a splendid lot of spring styles of woolens of latest designs at Jacob Eisele's. They are regular beauties and no mistake. Be measured for a stylish suit at moderate prices. 3 Lots lor Hair. I will offer for a few days my remaining 4 lots in Park Place at a bargain as I want to dispose of them. Call on GKO. W. CHAMBKTU.IN and learn terms and prices. C. GOSIIKKT. ' tf Riew Fating Ilonnr. S. Mann has started a new eating house at No. 300 1st avenue. Meals served at nil hours, at reasonable rates. —--- ~ , O Yon can have made at Jacob Eisele's a fine fitting spring suit from his just received latest spring styles of woolens of all designs. A big stock to choose from. Call at once. H Kler has several cases of nobby new hats just arrived; also beautiful new coJored crushers. Call around. 2 —One of the cheapest and most popular means of letting your friendg at a distance know of some event in which you are Interested, is to send them your home paper containing an account of the same. Scarcely a day passes that we fall to receive one or more papers from a distance containing an item of news about some former resident here, or relatives of some former resident. In the larger cities it is the almost universal practice to send the daily paper of the issue containing some item in relation to the individuals sending them oui. It is a pretty big job to write letters to ten, twenty, fifty, or an hundred friends. The newspaper with the paragraph marked Is accepted in place of a letter, the sender receives a letter in reply from the parties to whom the newspapers were sent just precisely as though they were letters. An EVENING GAZETTE costs Cut two centsja copy, just the price of a postage stamp on a letter, and the postage on each paper is but a cent,—which is'as little as the envelope and letter paper would cost, and the trouble of writing Is spared. Many of our people here at Sterling adopt, this practice and it is a sensible one, too. —There's a man of our acquaintance who has got into such a way of saying, "It can't be done," that we honestly believe if some one were to offer him a present of a thousand dollars and place it Into his hands, he would say, "It can't be done."' Never have we suggested a reform or an Improvement, that he didn't have his never-ending refrain prompt and- quick. He followed us one day down the street saying "It can't be done" to a statement 'that Stealing would have free delivery. He yelled it at us flfty times when the water works question was under consideration. He has greeted us with it ever since the upper dam and the city buiMlug and sewerage matters have been up; and yesterday he got ready for a regular siege of it when he heard of the Senate bill to appropriate an 8100,000 for a public building here. When old death gets his grip on him, and he's told he's got to go, he'll most likely go out of this world saying, ."It can't be done;'' whether he turns up-at the gates of sheol or paradise, and the gates ar« opened to him, he'll again utter the refrain to an invitation to enter, "It can'i be done." Well, there is nothing more true than this; that the man who if sure a thing can't be done is the man who will never help to do it. —The GAZETTE charges specifically that one Myers of Pine Creek, Ogle Co., 111., drank wood alcohol bought froni Devlin & Co., grocers, of Chicago, aud that he died from the effects thereof It charges, also, that others were made dangerously sick from drinking it. It charges that Devlin & Co's agents sold it aa genuine alvohol. It charges that in the face of these facts a coroner't jury with Supervisor Bovey, foreman brought in a verdict exculpating everybody from blame. We charge that Devlin & Co., of Chicago, sold this alleged alcohol in violation of law, not being licensed to sell liquor. We charge that it is infamous to sell wood alcohol, a virulent poison for genuine alcohol. |We charge the evidence showed that Myers drank a gill of the wood alcohol, and that a gill of that article Is sufficient .to kill any man. It is infamous that a poison should be sold as a beverage to the ;people who buy it aa a beverage. The widow of the deceased who tinds herself with six children to support, ought to bring suit at once against Devlin & Co., for damages if they have any property, and if they have none,' she should go to the States attorney for Ogle couuty and iosiat that they be Indicted. The GAZETTE repeats: The crime of Pine Creek is one that should b« puulihtd. THE CHILD RECOVERED;—My little girl, aged seven yeais, was aftliotedfwitb a severe cough and cold. She could not sleep but coughed almost incessantly. I was fnduced by a friend to try Chamberlain's Cough Remedy and was astonished at the immediate relief it gave her and the cure it produced. I would not be without It In the house for any pjice. I have tried many remedies for cfcughs and colds, but this is superior to anything I have ever tried. Prof. J. M. MEHAN, Capitol City Commercial College, Des Molaes, Iowa Sold by Strickler & Boorse. tf A large stock of watches, clocks and silverware at Clark Giddings & ,Co's. Also they do fine watch repairing, tf Nobbiest line of new neck wear jubt received at Goldsmith's mwf 11 The Boston Store is located on Third street, opposite the First National Bank. If it were not cold weather and unpleasant to stand for a,moment out on tne street, you could tell where'lt was by pausing a moment to see where the crowd of buyers goes. It is there that you get bargains every day in the week,—always something attractive that is sold at a way down bottom figures, besides selling everything in the dry goods line at the lowest prices, the best of goods and the latest styles always In stock. 2 Don't forget that Keeney & Harrison have a few plans for houses and are agents for Asbestos fire proof roofing and metal shingles. See samples. New goods arriving daily at Gold- PEOPLE'S COLUMN, fWfe will Insert three lines In this col--^g limn one time for 10 cents, or for iflcenM a week. Each additional line will be B cents a single Insertion, or 15 cents a week. FOB BALK. » A T Montmorency stock farm, 2<4 miles south of sterling; Forty shouts, price from $3 oe to $8.00. One imule Angus hull, old enough for Dillon. service. W. tl'HREE fine colts,—one Shuckeirord, one full I brother to Newton's trotter, and one Cleveland bay. Enquire of Jicoh Elsele, Jr. 3 New Addition to En«t Bock Kali*. I (\C\ LOTH for sale nt a great reduction and I UU on easy tenns. Tliese lots are 53 by 17i feet. Now Is the time to uuy. Apply to W. N. Haskcll & Co , Exclusive Agents. |tf A T Ruction; on ttiB WrHrWUIpplii fkniirou the 2lst of Kehniary. at noon;cuttle,hor80«, shoots, tools, wagous, and buggies. 3* ash, for sale. _ . - , — Leave orders at Krank Co. iinit's, or Bclen & Dctweiler'n, or Ueuben KamsdcllV 2« C OUD wood, hftckberry and t4M a cord, delivered. " . OOD light bob-sled *nd a democrat wagon. VI Enquire at this office if A I.E Brewery and fixtures for sale. Oeorge E. liogers, Sterling, Ills. Address, tf FOB BRUT. T WO dwelling houses: will be vacant March 1. Apply to J. A. DcOroff. 3 E-IDENCE of K. W. Edson and the store n under Harwell Hall. Apply to J. A. M E-II) rnon 'line. D ONT sleep out of doors when you can get a comfortable house for from six " dollars per month, of F. B. Huhbard. to teven tl O FFICES for rent In Bell block, being desirable, and finished In elegant shape. Apply to J. ll Bell & Son. tf WANTKD. Farm for Bale" has _ Will the party handing It In please send us duplicate of same that we mar Insert It. 1 T HE advertisement of been mislaid, " A HU1TE of rooms on ground door, by an elderly lady. Apply for pnrtlculars to Mn. J. W. II. Stambungh, No. 213 1st ave., bterllng. 3 smith's. mwf 11 The value of-thought cannot be told. Just so with the best of everything. Take Dr. Blglow'a Positive Cure for all throat and lung troubles, If you appreciate a speedily and thorough cure. Pleasant to take. 50 cents and SI. For sale by O.'A. Oliver, . Gospel temperance meetings will be held in A. O. U. W. rooms, over Oliver & Co's. drug store, every Sunday at 8 p. m., until farther notice. Everybody invited. 3 ttummlt Place. Only 10 lots yet to sell. Every one who has subscribed for one or more of these lots and not paid their first payments must do so at once, or we shall feel warranted In selling to some one else. Best bargains ever offered in Sterling. Lots 8100 each; 810 cash and the balance at 85 per month, for 18 months, without interest. GEO. W. CHAMBERLIN, Agent. tf Academy of Music. "Velvet" and "97." • Two choice brands of cigars. Sold by dealers. C. H. Seloff, manufacturer. tf k POINTER FOR SKATES! SKATES! SKATES! CUTLERY, OUTLEIfcY, CUTL.ER.Y, BARD WARE &, STOVES, At my new store on Third street, opposite Jacob Elsie's Merchant Taltorlai; establishment. Lewis D. Wynn Our Mtock Is too large nnd mnat be reduced at once. Warranty with each Instrument. $5 00 %o 810 00 per Month. Immense-new stock of mens boya and childrena clothing just received at Goldsmith's. mwf 11 CUT BATES CONTINUED. CO., Gait Home Block. Laud Excursions. The (J. B. & Q. R. H. will sell round trip Land Excursion tickets at great'; reduced rates, on Feb. 21st and March Oth, to points in New Mexico,'Texas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana. Tickets limited to sixty days from date ot sale. Special stopover privileges allowed. For further information apply to Ticket Agent C. B. &Q.K.U. 4 Fay Your Taxes. Tax books for Sterling township are' now open at Sterling National Bank. L'artles are requested to pay their personal taxes on or before Feb. 20th. I will be in the Sterling National Bank, evenings, beginning next week, from 8'.30 to 8:30 o'clock. WM. A. CONNELLY, dwtf Collector. The Famous Drummer;Boy of Shiloli in his wonderful specialties, history, music, science and novelties, Tuesday evening, Feb. 21, 1888 at Academy of Music. He will exhibit not less than 30 views of the great battle of Shlloh. Wonderful solos on snare drum,imitations of battle, roaring*.of cannons, rattling of muskets, in fact the most wonderful drummer of the world. Every body come. Admission 35 ceuU Including reserved .*e»ta; for .sale at .Fuller's Book Store. CLEARING SALE -OF— BRAND'S" —OF- BEOIXNIKO WITH Very, Very Pretty 5 Exquisite! DID YOU EVER? Perfectly lovely I DEAITS Buds/ DEAL'S Havana Filled. DEAH'SSilTcrAsti, DETROIT Free Press. S.CEJITKB». Fuller's Book Store, OBIee la Koch Kalln, *rer the Post Ofllee. The hactantn, Runard. will take parties to and trora Sterling to Dr. Pollock's office jree of charge. , $30.000 »«t» »f 8«k Mil ft. Btji! B A too Lots in Sterling sold f "S \ g-s . A few Btrgiias n m .•w ••• l!W ^il 3I?1^ OF.O. W. CHAMBKKtiIH. ACADEMY Of MUSIC. STEELING. ILL. BARGAINS > ,, I|/. IITACBM. \?rj B 5 /Baresins in Lot-t. B«rgmlng\ B[ PL< S./ In Honnes and Lots. X* | O / 'ten Biiliisgi for tltlt ui atlt! /The Prasent Prices will not be contlno*<J\ lODg fora Boom U approaelilnc. THE PLACE OF ALL, Gochran's, CHOICEST AND BEST HOME-MADE IMPORTED TOBACCO All the Brand! of - vl CHEWIN8 TOBACCO- INDEPENDENT I GROCER. THE This is the way the La- dies talk when lodk at our superb line bl GROCERV IB the most Independent Grocery HOUM In Ster- ling. We make our prices and tell GOODS SO LOW That prices astonish every one. All goods - iold M the lowest llrlug prices; no overcharging. A child can AttbeBKJB HIVE u low aa > grown person Tbelarsest and finest stock to select fromj'eTerr thing flrst-clasn. A large Kockol Fine Cnx, Fluff and Umoklng . . TOBACCO'S Bought before the recent advance*. Tb» BEE H3VE customers get the benefit ol the low prices before the advance. A large - Btoch of GUtKdgfl WOOLEN GOODS, FOR THE NEXT THIUTY DAY8, Cloaks, ^Blankets, Shawls, Underwear, GLOVES & MITTENS, Hosiery, Leggins, —AND— The Drummer Boy of Shlloh, F«b. il. DRESS COOPS, At K saerlfio*, to mtke room for big Spring Stock coining In at HKW t»MY W00IHI WfOHR, At 4S and BO Cent* per Gallon. Book Caody Drips, pura white, at 75 Cesta PAT Gallon. EOCENE OIL Non explosive; the best oil sold In tbls market, at as low price as Inferior oils are sow elsewhere. Don't be deceived and buy low test oils and run the risk of being burned up.. Remember you buy the . , BEST i^I^OXJIt At til* 8KB HIVK Snow Flake, Paragon, and Kansas Winter Wheat: all Roller Patents and all Winter Wheat; nukes better and whiter bread : keeps molit longer than Spring Wheat Flour. A genuine article In Pennsylvania Buckwheat Flour II Ten thousand pounds sold last season; , Six thousand pounds sold so far this tea- son. This flour has no equal In to is mar- ki-t; Is made by tbe latest process; patent , hulled; no black specks. A fine stock ot Canned and @ried, Fruits. California Fruits of all kinds; The (tenulaa Down £a*t MAPLE SU0AH! Tim can «*.va tan to fifteau eeaiaoa «ary l tint worth you buy a* the BEK ft. L, KJNIBRQ, let • -:->r i>e* "-.
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