Sterling Daily Gazette from Sterling, Illinois on February 20, 1888 · Page 2
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Sterling, Illinois
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THE EVENING GAZETTE: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20 Evening Gazette. «>. * H. I.. J'llTN Publisher! ami Proprietors T fc KM W : JTer V»*>I»..I« et«u ! Per Year .. nst.TVRKKn BY OARRIltU. l it tin u Kwoij.fliii latttr. MONDAY, FEB. SO, Iww. 1WU5LY DEVASTATED. CYCLONE AND FIRE DO FRIGHTFUL WORK AT MT. VERNON, ILLS. .. Half the Town Wrecked by the Tornado and the Ruins Attacked by a Raging Conflagration. •Mf*. Many nr<* walking tha street-*, with no Imipe to K<) to. In .vl.'VM ilwt»;linps arndmtroye 1 and ninny othe s injure I. The d-wl ana IwH'ng gntherod at the supremo court hou-w, which has r*«n conv^rtod into a receptacle for the dead and wounded. This building it also damaged, but not wrionsly. The Intent rejwrtfl »how twenty-nine killed about HO Injured, some of whom will die. Th" i»U>rm catne Just after the Sunday schools closed or there is no telling what tho losi would have Ix-en, as the Methodist and Baptist churches were totally destroyed. Everything that can b-j done for tho we u i led is buing done, and the hundreds who are rendered homelean are being looked aft»r. .Many families are likely to be destitute of fo<xl and clothing, as they have loot all they possmsed. The city is well guarded by both mounted and pitrol policemen. BOTH SIDES OF THE QUESTION. JD**ans of Victims Pfnnod I>oTn by the Z>ebrl« and 8<>ma Probably Cremated In the RtllnB—Ab idt Thirty People Killed and On» Hnmlreil Wounded, Many Fatally—Th« Pl»ce Financial!/ Kolnetl and th< Inliitnltanti Untltute—FlTn Ilnn- dr»«l Houtefl Itentroyeil—Loan Probably *•!,OOO.OOO. EvA.lsvrLLK, Ind., Feb. 20. —A special from Mount Veruon, III, states that a cyclone struck that town about 4:35 p. m., Ctanday. 7'bn Htortn came from the north- wort, and sweeping round 'In a half circle, rmsed the town, leveling half of it, and setting fire to tho remainder. High abovo the fierce wind could be heard tho crackling of flames an i the groans of ^%bo dying. The Western Union office was destroyed and all tb« wires were broken exrept one leading to this city. Assistance was telegraphed for to Bvsnftville, aim a special train with five engines and n-els, also a number of physicians, •was Immnllately sent to the rescue. The entire town of Mount Vernon is practically destroy<-L The Ixmlivllle ft Nashville shops •re alHo in ruiti4. Engineer Cunimings, of tbs Louisville & Nishville railroad, was instantly killed in the early part of the storm. Tho latest reports from the scene of trouble state that so far forty-eight bodes have been taken from the ruins. It is estimate! that ISO |&ople are Injured. Owing to the absence of telegraph facilities it is impossible at this hour to obtain any list of the killed and •wounded. Relief trains nil! bj sent from this city and ft Louis as soon as possible. The storm is reported as devastating portions of the slate of Kentucky, near Norton- Tllle, but no particulars are obtainable. LATKIU—Following is a list of killed as far •s known: 8. L. Waters, Mm John Waters •nd child, Mr. Cnininlngs, Miss Martha Weetbrook, Mrs.' R Uuvoy, John Yearwood and wife, Mrs. Holcomb, D. F. Yearwood •nd wife, pamuel T. Yoarwood and wife, J. C. Murray, OaorgJ Purcell, iMrs. William Jones and child, John Dodson, Mrs. L. E. &ig, Miss Jessie Button, John Shew, blacksmith .(namo' unknown), two telegraph operators, James Pearson. Injured: Mrs. Henry Waters, Bteve May and brother, Charles Ellis and Henry Ellis, Mrs. Laura Soisenby, Mr. J. C. H/iinbrluk, Miss Corinne Hambrick, Mrs. Albright, Mr. Hilicrap, Llzzo Benuet, C larles Welir, Amanda Bjnlpn, and Mr. and Mrsi C. Gul- Tln. , Before the tornado began it thundered anil rained for some time, when suddenly a low rumbling noise was heard aud a blaclc, dense cloud that, seemed to touch the earth swept over the city, and it became -very dark. Hundreds of houses were blown down, and many people wero crushed In tho ruins. The large building known as the Crows block was demolished. The MethoJlst Etplscopul church U almost a mass o'f ruins. B ip- tlst church is also a wreck. Tho public school building is razed to the ground. The town in about two miles long east and'.* went, an I tho cnursn of the. tornado took in about two-thirds of the east end; the western portion of tho town escaped. The business portion of the town ia completely ruined. The place looks ns though an earthquake had Tisitod It. The county court IIOUHD is one of tho most compl itj wrecks. As I writo the fire \» dying out, after a stubborn conflict to •xtiaguiib It. All of the largest and best .building* scorn to have suffered most. The Commercial hotel U also completely ruined, bat none of the guests was Injured as far as known. Tb* damage to property li variously estimated from $JOU,000 to $1,00(1,000. ' It is not known what damage has boon sustained In tbs country. East Main street for a quarter of a mile has hardly a house left standing, and as near as can be ascertained this Is the case all over the city from near the center to the east end. • On • of the worst of the many horrors wan that fire burst out so swiftly from ths ruins that many of the paralysed people were unable to escape. They were caught fast In tb* falling, biasing ruins, and were consumed • by ths flames. It is thought many have per- ishod in this way. THE LATEST. —Late dispatches . say the scene In the s'.iIcken city Sunday night was particularly distressing. Through the groat neaps of ruins men, women and boys were struggling in their efforts to reach thosu imprisoned beneath tlm'-ara and bricks. Crl« cam* from every pile of debris. In some of the streets where the great cloud swept with reslitloHS force tho dead lay In the warm rnio, which mingled with their blood. Above the scene of desolation the sky was red from tba coi fligration, and the wind, which was blowing from tho south, was laden with bins- ing brand*. Suclt a picture appalled the stoutest heart. For hours the survivors thoucrht of nothing but themselves With flames roirlng behind and upon all sides of them, there was no alternative but to floe over the bodies of In* dead and the wounded and the mass of ruins which pinned them to tns earth. For an hour It looked as though vuo victims of the blast would be burned where they lay. As tha night wore on the survivors twcama braver, and plunged into the ruins of the east end, whare many hapless creature* lay groaning and praying. Torches, lanterns and lamp* fl ckored over tb* de*oliiu> tract as far as the eye could reach. Men and women who had not yet removed their Sunday garment* worked nobly la to* falling rain and wreckage. There wa* no means of identifying tho dead and wounded. All were so horrib y crushed that some of tb* hysterical searchers bore their own dead without being able to distinguish their ghastly burden. In Borne placos In the East End blocks of booses wore blown down as though they bad been raada of cards. It was in this district that the most distressing scone* were wlt- nsssiA Whole families were burled under tbalr roofs without warning sar* that given by th» storm cloud as it bounded over tba earth lika an immense rubber ball. The woundwl lay in tha remnants of over 100 boo***, and «very f«w moments a deid body, battered out of all Hrablanua to humanity, was tenderly dragged from Its prison and bora* to a plant of safety. Tb* city U ruinod financially, not Mtlmat- iag tbr Incilabia loot of Ufa, aal great suffer- will follow If outaid* astlitaiicn is not ro- ealvsei It should b* aaut to the mayor, G. H. Hanuil, who will glv* it lo lh» proper CQOUuiUO*. A OUMliuf Of llu buillWI Uft.l wtt 1»U an I oointnl;U« apvataUii to cara tar tta* d«*d «ud woaudad aixl )>irol«ot the a* moon at powibH Mauy pvopla witb tbalr UT«HIS,V* aotii m g us- rillLSHKRl DAN'S" NO." H= PU I S HIMSELF SQUARELY ON THE PRESIDENTIAL RECORD, Turin" Keform T»lkml About from UlnVr- ent TolnU of View. PROVIDKXCI, R. L, Fob, zu. — The Commercial club held an Important meeting; 8at- nrdny night at the Narragansett hotel, 309 guesis flitting down to the banquet. Those chirfly diatineuUhed were Hon. R. Q. Mills, of Texas, chairman of the hi u» ways and moans committee; Hon. W. C. P. Brecken- rldge, of Kentucky, of the name committee, anil Hon. W. W. Crapo, of Massachusetts, all of whom discussed tariff reform. Mills addressed his remarks chiefly to the ' woolen and cotton manufacturer* j as representing the chief Industrie! of , the state, and spoke vigorously for j an hour urging free raw material as In the , best Interest of the manufacturer, the labor- | er, the consumer and the nation. He said ( our wool people have wool In their eyes In- , Head of wool on their backs. Umler free , wool the farmer 'obtained the highest price for bii product, and a» the tariff. was put on and raised from time to time the prloe of wool continually decreased. This Infant industry, • which needed protection in 181M. is at threescore years ami ten still an iniant In Its mother's arms. "But," said Mr. 11 II la, "I will tell you in confidence, we are going to free it, and we are not going -to remove the duty on manufactured gooiH* VV. W. Crapo, of MassachusstU, dealt with-. the question of the surplun, which he would reduce by cuttingoff the Internal revenue system. The men who ate now crying for tariff reform— Carlisle and Mills among them— voted "No" on the proposition! ton-mjve war taxes like the Lax on matches. Mr. Mills bad said nothing about cutting of! thifclS,- 000, uOO duty on sn^'ar or the 140,000,000 on luxuries; therefore there would bo only $114,000,000 from which to reduce $100,000,001). In that 0890, is the question of free trade absolutely irrelevant? Mr. Crapo turned the laugh on Mills by quoting him as saying that the reduction of Unit wool blglitr to the farmer and lower to the manufacturer. Congressman Breckenrld(;e, of Kentucky, said that It was simply a question of free tobacco and free whisky on one Bide, and free necessaries of life and untrammelod commercial activity on the other. E. A. Hartshorn, of the American Protect ivo Tariff league, mode a sharp sjroech in favor of protection, »nd said that tho im- por I mice to too manufacturer of f roe raw material bad b-*an greatly exaggerated. SOMETHING IS DUE MRS. TIFFANY. N«tw York Judges Throw the Case of N De'" scrted Wife Out ol Court, NEW Yonk, Fob. 20.— Mm. Emma N. Tiffany fins nmrrii'd to Burnett V. Tiffany, at Su Paul's' M. E. church, on March I last. The groom is the son of the wealthy ja\veler, Charles T. Tiffany, and the bride was a Beam- stress. The marriage wim distasteful to the groom's parents, and on March 1£ young Tiffany deserted his bride, and la •aid to have gone to Europe. Mrs Tiffany began an action against her father-in- law for {25,000 damages for alienating her husband's affections, and another suit again*! Charles F. Cook for conspiring with the elder Mr. TJffany to deprive her of ber husband's association and companionship. An order has just been entered in the common pleas discontinuing the suit against Mr. Tiffany. Recently Judge Allen,* of the court of common pleas, i;nmted an order for the examination of Mr. Cook, who is a partner in the firm of Tiffany & Co., before trial That order Judge Bookstaver vacated Saturday. Mr*. Tiffany will appeal to tho central term. IxiflioH by the Northwestern Rate War. MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Feb. 20.— The Northwestern R illroader publishes exhaustive statistics of the present rate war in the northwest and. wis", showing the loss of -the railroads involved tiince the war boga.t on Jan. 80. The figures stow that on all freight* dff-icted by the cuts over t <e whole territory of the war tho companies Involved have loaf, between thorn $2,000,000 In two weeks. Be-' uid.'S this It Is held that rates can not be restored under the inter -state law for ten days, so that the probable loss will reach u much as 14,000,000, even if the war was to cease now. ' . _ , Reports from Ban ilnmb, BERLIN, Feb. 20. —An ofQcial bulletin sayt tie wound In the crown prince's throit presents a favorable appearance and U gradually dosing. The cough is the same as on Saturday, with a little more expectoration. The patient's nppotite Is excellent Other reports state that tho cough U troublesome aud that the matter expectorated U tinged with blood. . LATER— The crown prince is officially reported as better. His cough is less troublesome. Though doing fairly, be does not show average power of recuperation. Another Gladstone Victory. EDINBUBQ, Feb. SO.— Mr. Thomas Ryburn Bucmnm, formerly a Unionist member o( parliament f r West Edinburg, and who, having announced bU conversion to hoint rule, resigned his seat and sought re-election as a Oludstonlan, wa* returned Saturday by tho sum) district ha repreaonte 1 as a Unionist, Ho was opposed by Mr. Ril igh, a Unionist Tho vote stood, Buchanan, 3,^04; Raleigh, r.,!H8. ' . Active Preparations for War. , VBMIOK, Fob. 20. —The ironclads Ancona and Maria Pia are arming with all speed. All the arsenali are working night and day. An inventory of the stores at Ban Qiorgio arsenal I* being made by a commission of state officers fro .1 Rome. The fortresses on the French frontier are being Inspected by Gen. Malta!. ' Galas; to Get the Couveutlon, If They Can. NEW YORK, Feb. 20.— The committee ap- pointod b Tammany hall to urge upon th< national Democratic committee the advisability of holding the next national convention in this city, left for Washington Monday morning. at r>u Don ! Refined a Change. WAVKRI.Y. la., Feb. 20.— Billings, who killed young Kingsjey, was refined a change of vtmuu by Judge Ruddick Saturday, and must stand his trial in this county. A Sensation at faoria. Ills., Pub. 30.—A decided Krata- tlon has been caused by the elopement of • prominent business man of this city named Joel R. Carter with a young lady of the name of Knta Hefal. Mr. Carter b a married man of about 47 yean of age, and has i wife and twp children, one a ton of 18 yean of age at Knox college, Oalesburg, and th« Other a daughter of 14. Ha Is a man of oon- •tderable wtalth, and until recently was a partner In the firm of Carter, Steward & Co. of the Peoria Oat MwU mills. Mis* Hcftl I* a young lady of 19 yeai-s, who ha* txwu » m - ployed to tb* mill. Cincinnati Llqaor D«»lcn rail. CJ»CI.IW,ITI, Fib. sa-Uu.ll«r &»T«. liquor dottier, nt th« c«rn«r of P1k» »ud P*arl •tnxtj, unlgtxd tfctiUrday to John fnj. ., JISO.OwJ; wwta, $IIO,l»«. Anil M«kr« li!i ToiltloD So I'latn ThBt TfcBro I- N.I MlilnklnK II—HI. Illrth- plnr« Ni» I-onjjer an JNMIA— A Great AliumlitnrA «f TimtBil TclcjfrwpJi Meaiurea — IIf>pklnii' Uii-qu* Proposition. WASHINGTON (.'ITT, Fill 20.— Government t»l"irr«ph mid ri^iil'ition of tho tolejraph bmineiw c>f Iho country has already come in f»T a con"iilrrnhle share of attention from congressmen this session. Five senators ami seven representatives have Introduced bills relating to the<« subject*. Kdmunds tvas in early in Do<;embor with his old bill of last session, prrKsinj thi construction of four trunk linos to connect Washington with tho northenatern, northwestern, southwestern and southern piri« of thj Units 1 States by ft postal telegraph system. He proposes an expenditure of $_;,000,OOU on the plant during the His, year, direc 8 that the lines be bnilt by the engineer corps of the army, and places the system under the care and management of the postmaster general. Dawe* in the senate and H tyden of Massachusetts In the bouse have introduced identical bills, by which It is proposed to establish an extensive postal telegraph system throughout the country. This is to be done either by contracting with existing companies to handle the business at low rates pre- ; scribed in the bill, by purchase of existing linos, or, In the event of failure to purchase, the construction by the government of the trunk lines propose 1 by the E Imunds bill On the other hnnd, .Senator Sawyer and Rep- , resentative Rogers of Arkansas have introduced bills embodying the Danes plan without tho Edmunds features of that bill Cullom in the senate and Anderson in the house have Introduced similar postal telegraph bills. Both propose the construction of government lines, and an extensive plant that will extend the postal tolegraph system to all • first, second, and third-clans postofuces. Cullom proposes to expend I*,000,OJJ and Au- clerson (10,000,000 for the construction of these linoi - ' Weaver of Iowa and Smith of Wisconsin have Intro-luce 1 similar bills in the house. Both propose a government telegraph pure and simple, to bo constructed entirely by tho government^ no lines to be purchased from existing companies. The systnm Is to extend to and furninh telegraph offices in every town of 400 inhabitant* or more. Weaver wonts *25,00u,000 and Smith JHO.OOo.OOO to carry out their respective projects. McComas of Maryland has introduced a bill proposing to establish a postal telegraph service by contract with existing lines, or the purchase of lines and facilities from existing lines. Hopkins of Virginia has Introduced a bill In the linuie toestabllsh postal telegraphs that is simplicity and brevity combined. Section 1 authorizai the postmaster general to establish telegraph and telephone service, either or both, as soon as practicable, upon all available post roacU within the jurisdiction of the United States; section 2 makes it a felony, after tho postmaster general announces that this service is in operation, for any poreon or corporation to transmit me~Biges; section 8 authorizes the postmaster general to fll rates at about the cost of opuiating the service; section 4 appropriates the public funds necessary to carry this act into effect; section 5, tbo last, repeals all laws in conflict with this bill, and directs that it go into effect when approved. On the dulijoct of telegraph supervision or regulation, Senator Spooner nnd Representative Gueuther have introduced identical bills. Both prohibit unreasonable telegraph rates and preferential rates to particular persons, comi>anles or locality, or class of business; make pooling of receipts unlawful; direct the publication from time to time of telegraph rates, and give to the postmaster general authority to inquire into the management of the business of telegraph companies geuerally. : All of the bills introduced propose rates on commercial business much lower than existing rales, while the tolls on press matter are . In most instance* considerably higher than • the cost of ;ilia United Press service to its numerous pa'trons. < | In the senate all the bills and various plans looking to the establishment of postal telegraph and telegraph regulation have been referred to the committee on postofflcos, and * by that committee again referred to a subcommittee of five. The ctib-cOmmlttoe have only just fairly got to work upon them, and are not likely to be ready to report a bill very , soon. In the house the various bills relating to these subjects have all been referred to the committee on poatofllcoa, but the committee has aa yet taken no action on them. Altogether the prospccU for speedy action on ooatal telegraphy, either in the senate or 'louse 1s not flattering. THE RED CROSS SOCIETY- - ffuvel U*e of It* Name by BoterprUln*; American*—Chance for Inventors. WASHINGTON Cmr, Feb. 20.—Clara Bar»n,s president of the American Red Cross uupoiatiou, who returned home from Europe ' i t'ew weeks ago, where she bos been to at- 'And the fourth international Red Cross conference at Carlsruhe lost September, has just ! sorapUtjd an Interesting report of the pro- oucdings of that noted gathering. Tue conference wa* attended by 153 delegates rfrbra ~ nearly ~ every • county m the civil- icod world. Miss Barton speaks highly of the work done. One novel subject that came up was the appropriation of the name "Red Crosb" by enterprising Americans for their wans. To such an this practiced In the United States as to involve the sale of Rod Cross cigars, Red Cross brandy, Red Cross whisky,' Red Cross playing cards, , Red Cross washing machines, stoves, churns, . soap, and even Rjil Cross dog-collars. ( Whether congra tulatory or not the confer- I once appeared ediflad by this information, I and resolutions were adopted recommending ! governmental protection in all countries. One important matter Miss Barton deslroa to call the attention of her countrymen to is the prize of (1,000 marks and a dozen gold and siver medals offered by the empress of Garmany for the beat inside furnishing of a portable Seid hospital Within the past few days Miss Barton has received the specifications for this building, copies of which will at once be sent to the various Red Crow branches in the country. She trust* that our enterprising and skillfull Inventors will embrace this opportunity of competing in a great world contest, not for the construction of en- giueery whi cb shall mutilate and destroy with the greatest rapidity, but for the saving of life, the soothing of pam.anJ the lessening of tba woes of the wounded. WHAT'LL THEY DO ABOUT IT. A Civil Snrvlco Difficulty Suggotad to tho Nalluuill Democratic Committee. WASHINGTON Crrr, Feb. 20.—The Star, commeutiiij on the membership of tba national Democratic committee which will meet iere Wednesday to determine the time and place for holding the Democratic convention, say*! "As a number of tba member! have bean appointed to ofllciiil poiilioui under the. present administration thera has been a gooj deal of speculation as to what these gentleman will do In view of the president's civil service lettor warning public officials against taking part in political affairs. The present national committee was elected at the Chicago national convention of IM-l, after the ticket of Cleveland and Hundriokt bad been nominated. Hence official positions bava com* to members *luix> th«y wer* obc*aa to reprawnt tbalr rospoctir* state* on tb* n«- Uonil ooimulUA*. Tho offio»hold«r* of th« oaauuitto* er»i B. Coruiag Ju.10, puMmailer M Chicago; Ao»- i tin H. Brown, Indiana, chief of JIvWixi ia lb.Ww.urj; U. M. HAC*. at tow*, pat*. TIO; R. F. Jnn*?, or l^onts- T'orof Ciistom* ftt N«w Orlflsns; •KinfMi, of Michigan, rtratmoflt«r (jnnornl; W. W. Anvstrnnc, of Ohio, postmaster M C"ci7<>linl; R B. Bmal- ley, of Vermont, roilorior at Barling- ton; and William. F. Vlliw, of Wlncon- sln, swrelnryof Ihe int»rior. Moxara, W. K. Mflftile, of AriRnnn, nti'l M. H. Day, of Dakota, have beau nppuintwl to territorial position?!. Bo far an ran l» vcertained ths omcehoMora will not resign from ths committee, but some of them, at least, will ba roprfiontol at the mpetinu WedmTdiiy by proxies; The t*rnn (if nil the members will expire wilh tbo coming national convention, and then a nevr commit'eo will be chosen. NO UNCERTAIN SOUND HERE. Phil Slinrlditn 8a?s He Would Not Bar* • Nomination If Offered. WABHJNOTOM CITY, Feb. 20.—Gen. Sheridan said Sunday thnt he would not accept a nomination for president. Gen. Sheridan said ha had been twitted by bis friends on the subject, but thinking It a joke, had paid no attention to It; but If than wan any real movement on foot to nominate him It was wanted effort; for, In the event of such an Improbable thing an his nomination, be wanted to say emphatically that he would decline—under no circumstances would he accept The ga ieral wai emphatic and positive. Philanthropist Coreoran Very IIL 'WAfimsaTON CITT, Feb. 2(1. — W. W. Corcoran, the venerable philanthropist and millionaire biuker of thij city, it reported to be very ill. He has .been suffering (or the last month from a bronchal affection, and Saturday was so low that word was sent to his relatives out of town to come at once to his bedside. ft Mr. Corcoran's physician .states tba' during Ihe past five days his patientV jj^ (j condition baa assumed a much w. w. concoBAir. graver aspect, and Hint, he thinks there U good ground for s^rlbm apprehension on the part of Mr. Corcoran's frlendi and relative* Mr. Corcoran's niece, Mlts Euatli, says that he pleepfl heavily and most constantly, and that ho seldom rouses BufflVlently to recognise those around him. Prohibitionist* Heard. WASHINGTON Crrr, F»K 20.—A. number of representatives of the W. C. T. U., headed by Misa Williard, had ahoirlng before the senate District commltteo 8-iturday on the subject of prohibition 'in tbo District Mini Willnrd made a strong argument In favor of the measure, and wai oppo«e.l by representatives of I ho liquor iuierest and Dr. Mary Walker, who mid tbo law could not be enforced. Rlddleb rger Is a member of the committee, and he wan present and favored prohibition in the District aud elsewhere. MAD ON HIS E'NGINE. A Suddenly C'r.i/.y K:>qinoer Stop* All Trains on a Now York Road. ROCHESTER, N. Y., Feb. 20.—Saturday night at 8 o'clock Charles Cu'ler, engineer on the yard engine No. U7, plying between this city and Windsor beach, became suddenly crazy while on his engine. His fireman, noticing his strange actions, tried to run the engine to the roundhouse, but he was set upon by the mad man and knockd senseless wilh a big hammer. Coming to himself he tnnnnged to crawl to the edge of the cab and jump on a snow bank, receiving little Injurv. The mad engineer ran the engine past Windsor station and east on the main lino. The alarm was given by the fireman, and official* at Webster, eighteen miles east of Windsor Beach, stopped all trains, and turned the switch so as to ditch the madman's engine should he try to pass that point For three hours he ran the engine backwards and forward on this stretch of track, until his coal gave out, and he was captured.} Cuttle Embargo In Illinois. BPHINOKIKLD, Ills., Feb. a). —Governor Oglesby boa Issued a proclamation prohibiting the importation into the state of any oat- tie from Arkansas, Tennessee, Louisiana, North Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and Florida on account of their liability to Texas fever. Exceptions are made when they are destined for immediate, slaughter., within the state, In which cases such cattle must not be driven over public highways or commons where cattle are permitted to range at large. Bnved th« State Hangman a Job. KKNTOH, 0., Feb. 2<X—Charles Thomas, the murderer of Collie Brlggs, committed suicide by hanging himself by a towel to UM grating of his cell about 6 o'clock Saturday evening. —Since our last Issue it baa rained somewhat, snowed a trifle and turned cold. Last evening the wind veered around to the west and then to the north-west and b; morning a. pretty high wind prevailed. Movements of Population. DEPARTURES. —KHVY Oilman Parker wjlhspend this and next week at • Tamplco, where special efforts will be made to win sltinersjto repentance. ARRIVALS ' . , Miss Matlfi Burton, from • Kockford. Mr. Adalr Pleasants, of Hock Island, was here yesterday. Mr. and Mra. W. P. Utley are here on a.visit, from Chicago. Mr. and Mrs. ~A. Klchtmyer arrived yesterday from Iowa. Mrs. Klchtmyer is much improved by her trip, and will be glad to see her friends. KOVK. VALdLH. -t-Rev. Mr. Bunker preached In the Banes school .house yesterday afternoon. -t-Dr. E. O. Wilma, of Chicago, returned to Chicago after a day or two's visit here.. -«-The Women's Foreign Missionary. Society commemorated Its nfth anniversary in the Methodist church yesterday evening. An interesting pro- gramme was carried out. -i-At Saturday nooir the pipe for the well was received and up to 10 o'clock, the pipes had been laid and ten additional feet bored. They are now going through red shale, which Mr. Ilines, who la now here, says Is always encountered before limestone rock. +Some sixty of the friends of Mr. and Mrs. Judson Hogere Saturda) evening, and assembled at the residence of Mr. John Brown, one mile eaat of here, where they met Mr. and Mrs. Judson, who leave Wednesday for Colorado Springs. The evening was spent very pleasantly Indeed. Dr. C. M. Wfcaelert offlea, over I. Wolfs store. Chronic disease* and of woman m; Bp*ol«aty. tf. Failure of a Knit Company. FRLLEVII.I.E. III., F«b. 20. -The Western NnH-M>l! cfiiip-xny ha* cofire***! juri^mpnt for IM.IO) m fat-or of the Firnt Natirrml bnnk ami tho fWl'villa Ha'Tlngs bnnt Tba plnnt of the Belleville Nnil company ia estimated to be worth fc'^OO.OOO, but owing to a depression in the_ inarknt, in eonarquflnoa of which the mill was unable to rvn without lo^s, it hnn bwn nhut down for several months. Antt-RHlomi Republican*. KKW YORK, Fell. - Ju—Tho nnti Snloon Republican national committee have' Issued a call for a national conference, tn bo hold In this dty on A; ril IK and 19. Itt purpose Is stated to be: To assure and srlgnallro the complete withdrawal of the National Republican party from all complicity- with the saloon Infamy, and to emphaslie its .positive antagonism thereto. Wliora Ar» the W»r Governors t Nsw YORK, Feb. 20.—Tba Saturday Night club gave a dinner Saturday night at the Hoffman house to tho surviving war governors. There were, however, only two present, ex-Governor Curtln, of Pennsylvania, and ex-Governor Solomon, of Wisconsin. . Old Enott;h to Know Their Minds. PAMITR*, WIs., Feb. 2J.—Mrs. Jaosb Ganse, aged 0.') years, and Mr. J. Mlllor, aged 82 years were united In marriage by Rev. a Jolllffo at the residence of the bride Saturday evening, both bride and groom are old resident** of this county. Lout His I.lfe for Bis Cow. '- COHCOHD. N. H., Feb. 20.— A'barn belonging to John Burke, a man of 6:1 years, was burned Saturday afternoon. The body ol Burke was found in the ruins burned almost to a crisp It is supposed that be went into the horn to release his cow. Hopkins Imitating Jake Sharp. CIKOIKKATJ, Feb. 20. —Judge Bago, Saturday evonliiir,,overruled th« motion of BenJ. E. Hopkins'counsel for a new trial and arrest of judgment He will be sentenced as soon as be is ablo to appear In court. Hopkins is Yery ill, and says h« will ftsrer laave the alive, A Model Harder Trial. LosAitOBLEg. CaU, Feb. UO,— The trial of Frederick Anschtag, who murdered Charles Hitchcock and wlfo near Santa Ana on Jan. 24, closed here Saturday, and the jury after fifteen minutes' deliberation returned a verdict of murder in, the first degree. The First National Bank R EPOUT OF THE CONDITION of The Klrnt National Bank at Sterling, In the State of Illinois, at the clone of htiKinesH. February llth, 1888. KK8OUHCEH. Loan* and discounts ............ ...... $271,053 49 Overdrafts .............. ~ ........................... 2.1186 m U. 8. Bonds to secure circulation ......... 50,000 ... U. S. Uonds on hand ..... _ ..................... 9,700 ... Other stocks, bonds and mortgages.... 12,000 .. Due from approved reserve agents ...... 71,67399 K<?al estate, furniture and fixtures ..... 17,700 ... Premiums paid ....................... „ ........... 2,610 ... Checks and other cash Items ............. 1,08775 Bills of other banks ..... .. ....................... 4,853 .. fractional paper currency, nickels and cents ....................... „ .................... 145 7B S)>ecle.... ......................... . ........ .......... 24,113 40 Local tender notes ...................... 2,500 ... Ittfucmpllon fund with U. 8. Treasurer ' is percent, of circulation) ............ 2,230 ... Total .............. „ ........................ ?473,W« 88 • LIA11ILIT1KH. — Capital stock paid In ................... . ..... $100,000 ... ' Hurplus fund .................. „ ivided profits ........ ; ... 11,961 83 Hurpl Undi ........ , National Bank notes outstanding ..... ... 4fi,ouo ... Individual deposits subject to check... Ioo,-I38 r 79 Demand certlncutes of deposit ........ 18rt,15S 77 Total «473.5M 89 STATK OP ILLINOIS, COUNTY OK WIIITEHIDE, I, W. A. HANHOBN, Cashier of the above named hank, do solemnly swear that the above state inent U true, to the best of my knowledge ami belief. W. A. BANBOKN, Cashier. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 20th day of February, 18X8. j. w. ALEXANDEB, Notary Public. Correct—Attest: • W. A. 8ANHOKN, I VICTOR SOU IFFMACHEK, V Directors. IlOSWKhL CHAMPION, -.-- FOK BALK. An Old Katablliihed Bnnlnes* Theund°ri!lgno(J will receive bids for the sa'e of the stock of Clothing, Furnishing Goods and Hats, of Isaan Wolf, lately deceased; of Sterling, Illinois, subject to the approval of the County Judge. The purchaser can take the store In which deceased conducted business for I be past 20 years. Appraisement can be seen at the store by parties desiring to Inform themselves. ^, EMMA WOLF, Administratrix, Htcrllng.Ills., Feb. 18, 1888. 8 Th3 Cbdcsit Line of niife and Pifectionery +t*»^-*"***»*>*V4>*>** • I* ««^-»*»4-t-4-»*» «-»»»« »4»»» IVuts, and. Tobacco la HterllnK. or anywhere else, can DC found at JNO. P.LA.WRIE'S. Ladle. Pebble Uoat Button, SI OO Hen* Lace, Button aad Congress, * as Children* KM and tioat Button. 9O HUses Kid and Goat BnttoB. 1 gtf WINTER UOOD8 AT COST. D. W. HOPKINSON. ATTENTION I I cannot say that I have the largeit stock of G- HLO O E!fcl E S In Sterling, or that I sell lower than any other house, but will give you an Idea of my Stock and JPrices, And let you Judge for, yourself. January 4, 1888 025 Sacks Minnesota Flour; the very best Patent. tl.2A per sack. 370 bushel Potatoes at 11.00 per bushel. 80 barrels Eocene and Bnow Whlta Oil: Snow Wultli 12c per gallon. 40 boxes Klrk'n. Fairbanks, Proctor & Gamble's Laundry Soap: 6 to 8 cento per bar Ovar 300 boxes Toilet Soap at 8 to 10 cents per Cake. 800 pounds Smoking aud Chewing Tobacco, from 26 to W ctinta per pound. ^ BOO pounds Htarch. 8 to 10 cent* per pound. Over too pounds B&klug Powder, 3) to 40 cents per pound. Beiidea. Sugars, Teat). Coffees, SYRUPS, SPIOE3, Extracts, Foreign and Domestic FrulU, Green and Dried, *od a LARGE STOCK Of other article* too numerou* to mention, P'eauaomp&ra my stock and prices wltb other* ana M« wtielher they an tciltlod to diin: the "iJlrgwn Stock iwd lowest i^ieea In Um L. L. JOHNSON, O M O o £ P IDIESTJG- Other Fine Goods too numerous to mention. OPPOSITE CALT HOUSE. PURE LIHD vs. REFINED U .D Tho Public's attontiou has been called to the subject, through the proceedings of Congress regarding; the subject, and we vnsh also t • CALL ATTENTION To the fact that we have At 12*c per Pound, • We have a tew more of those Sweet Florida Orantes, At 25 & 30c per Dozen Nc moro to be had after theae are gone. OUR CANNED FRUITS —AND— 'VEGETABLES - are selling fast. TEY OUR COFFEES AND TEAS. The best in the city. Maple Sugar and Honey. We can save any one money by trading with us. SPRING SUITS -IN- JACOB EISELE, HAS JUST KECKIVKD A Full Line —OF— SPRING WOOLENS - Hulls to Older. Perfect FltH. Reasonable Price*. Mliortcat Xotlr.c. CHICAGO REAL ESTATE, Heine connected with an old experl- rleneed JKKAL, KMTATK firm In Chi- oa«o, I have at all i linen choice City and Huburban property for ante. lx>tu, ulHii, for nuu-rtlvlillnic into lots. Chicago la crowing rapidly ; real estate IH liierenalnic In value ; an In- veHtment there Is wnrc to pay blK in- tcrcHt. 1 can cite many Instances where property, -both IntH and acres, have more than doubled In value In the past Mix months. Jnst now 1 have two extra good bargains to offer. Also, Home houses In MterllnE, and two rood flu-niB near H J. V. EJI5IITT, Hterllnic, 111. t-3 Try one and you'll smoke no other. Sold only by BF.A FHASKK, who also .keeps choice brands of Tobacco, cigars, pipes, and flue cou fectlonary at lowest prices. volutionized the world dur- 'o«ttio hut half century. Not least among the wonders of Inventive progress Is a method and system of work Uiut can be performed all over the country with • nut separating the workers from their homes. Pay liberal; any one can do the work: either sex, yonugorold; no special ability required. Capital not neeiicd, you are started tree, Cut this out and return to us and we will send you fre« something of great value and importance to you that will start you In business, which will bring you In more money right away, than anything L'l3« lu the world, O rand outfit froe. Addreav True Ji Co., Augusta, Maine. dwtl Wall Wall Wall Wall Wall Wall Papers, Papers, Papers, Papers Papers, Papers,

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