Sterling Standard from Sterling, Illinois on April 22, 1897 · Page 9
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Sterling Standard from Sterling, Illinois · Page 9

Sterling, Illinois
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Thursday, April 22, 1897
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C' ^ ' It P-A.GUES 9E003STD STERLING, ILLINOIS, APRIL 22, 1897. QENESEE'S ELOCUTIONISTS, Annual Township Contert Wat Heard by it lArge Crowd. Last Friday night occurred the annual contest of the pupils of the schools of GeneBee, at Shannon's Hall, Each participant had prepared, very ably, for this event, and to the spectators, this was apparent, For the past three 'months this has been in the E&Indn of the people and they were in no way disappointed. Each school was allowed two contestants, one under the age of twelve and one over that age, The asaetnblage was led in prayer by &ev. W. T. Bichardson, pastor of the Llbetal U. B, church. Fred Fraser and Earl Gilbert with their violins were present, and. with Miss Minnie Proctor, as accompanist, furnished some classical and very difficult selections. • Orpha Fenton, of the Hazel Green school was the first to speak. Her Choice was "Meg's Curse". She has an Excellent yolce and controls it well. Verde W'ck, of tte Liberty school, was next and delivered Longfellow's "The Children's Hour," in a pleasing manner. . .. When little Maudle Milroy, of the Stuben School had spoken "Dolly's Jamesllorri8lkndT37irHurleBVrdecld-- , ed that she should have second place. Her prize was a book entitled "Ten Hights in a Bar Boom." Bessie Bushman", of the Salem school.a Miss of but • a few summers, held the audience spell ' bound when she had the floor. Her "'selection was "The Birthday;" Iva Conaway, of the Coleta school, * won the first prize, a silver card tray, by her delivery Of the recitation enti- * We'd "Friar Philip." She did admirably. " Arthur Glffrow.of Lafayette.concluded th« contest of the pupils under -twelve ; years of age, with the selection, "Con- 1 tentment." At the conclusion of this * event, violin music was listened to. 1 tieven -contestants constituded the second event. ' ' . • * Louise Mayberry, of the Hickory ' Grove school, brought forth hearty applause from the audience when she had ^finished "Arnold'a Death Bed," " \ "The Famine" was spoken by Mamie .Lechner, of the Liberty school. Miss Lechner showed by the delivery of this poem that 'she had taken a great deal of time and pains preparing for the contest. ' She received the first prize, a beautiful silver card-tray. Nel- '' Me Bath, of the Stuben school, followed with "The Morning After the Ball." "How Salvation Won," was bandied 'well by OraCrom, of the Hazelgreen 'school. Willie Spang, of the Coleta . school, spoke "The Youth of the ^'Period.", He could not have chosen a better selection and many in the audience looked forward to his gaining one of the prizes. -—Homer Bushman.of the Salem school, gained the second prize, a "book, "The Story of Armenia," He spoke a very comical piece, "Ghosts of Goshen." Rena Buehmeyer, of the Lafayette 1 ecboo], concluded the second and last event. Hers -was also a humorous selection, "Aunt Tabltha," and she won •Applause. Music was next in order, James Morris proclaimed the decision if the judges and awarded the prizes, The last number was a vocal duet by Misses Elizabeth Akerman and Minnie Frootori The selection, "Till We Meet Again," is a most beautiful one and those ladies did justic'e^to themselves as well as to the song. -,--• THE SURVIVORS. Who Fought In the Black Hawk War are Now Residing: Net*r Ottawa Three men are still living in and near Ottawa who took part in the Black Hawk war.Col, D. F. Hitt, Jwsle Green and D^riua Reed. They are all well #reierved,raentally and phyaically.and love to tell of the days of old when red white men fought for the land.and Chicago wan a frontier fprt aur- iunded by a fringe of houses and of awamp. : •• Bow'* This! • WeoiferOne Hundred Dollars Re> for any case of Catarrh that can- jaot be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure, F. J, CHENEY & CO., Props,, ~ Toledo, O, . ^ We, the undersighed, have kno^ra F, J. CU«tt»y for the last 15 yeari, |nd to* U»ve him perfectly honorable tn all busiaesa transactions and gnancialiy ^ble to carry out any obligations made MI r j>y thair firm. R '$ WUST &, TKVAX, Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, O. ' , KIHNAN & MABViN.Whole- Druggists, Toledo, O, - LM\'a Catarrh Cure to takea later- seUug directly apoo the blood «vfft<^8 of lb» system, per IpttJ^ Said by ftii HE GAVE THEM CHURCH NAME& A T«ran Hn» a fecullsr tfny of Kcttnlng H!» Oxeu. Conductor Doc Boynton handed us the following the other day; A gentleman traveling in Texas, met on the road a wagon drawn by four oten and driven by a countryman, who, in addition to the skilful flourish and crack of his whip, was voeiferously encouraging his horned horses after this fashion. . •'flaw» Presbyterian^ "Ge tistl" "Whoa, Episcopalian!" Up, Method istl" -, r The traveler stopped the driver, remarking to him that he had strange names for his oxen, and that be would like to know why he thus 'called them. Said the driver: "I call this ox Presbyterian, because he is .true blue .and never fails, pulls through difficulties and holds ont to the end; besides he knows more than the rest of them. I call this one Baptist because he' is always after water, and seems as though he would never get enough, then.again, he won't eat with the others. I call this one Episcopalian, because he has ft mighty way of holding his head up, and if the yoke gets tight, he tries to kick clear of the traces. . I call this ox Methodist, because he puffs and blows end-bellows as he goes along,and you'd think he was pulling all creation, but he don't pull a pound unless you continually stir him up. • HE WAS A SMOOTH ONE. He Was Neat, Rude, Polite and All.. But Got Away With the Boodle. It was neat, rude, gentlema'nly.rougu and,in some respects,pollte. A knot of men stood talking in Davenport the other day. when a stranger approached, chewing vigorously. As he got opposite the group he made an awkward attempt to spit. It was a windy day. The result was that one of the young men in the group got the whole gob right on his shirt bosom. The stranger was shocked beyond expression. He whipped out a silk handkerchief and began to wipe up the offensive stuff, at the^anifijtimeL-profusely apologizing. He wanted thj3~young~:nia"n-to—wait there till he had time to go to a store and buy him a new shirt. Most of the crowd enjoyed the discomfiture of the two men. Having wiped the shirt aa weiraThe couldrthiripBldglzlng strff ger hastened away, promising to be back In ten minutes with a shirt. Ten, fifteen minutes elapsed. Half an hour dragged by, Then someone suggested that maybe the stranger would not return. They laughed as they looked at the mahogany colored shirt of their friend, Then their faces froze. His diamond, valued at 8500, was gone I The stranger was searched for all over the three cities. They never saw him more. / LEAGUE TO MEET. Oixou UJgtrlct Convention to be Held In Mendota ThU Mouth. The Eight Annual Convention of the Dixon District Ep worth League will be held io',Mendota, April 28,29 and 30. Delegates from both chapters in Sterling will be present The program is one of unusual excellence, the papers being written on a variety of subjects of interest to League workers, A number of Sterling and Rock Falls people will participate. Miss Marie Butler, of Rock Falls, will pre'sent a "paper on "Patriotism and Christianity," and Mrs. Charles T, Hack, of this city, will open a discussion of the subject, "What is the Highest New Testament Standard of Experience and'Life? 1 ; Miss Elizabeth Bush and H, K. Hosteller will have charge of the different divisions in the department conferences., The closing sermon of the convention will bede- livered by the Rev. CSBB, Davis. It la thought that many members of the local chapters wilt attend the convention. •. -^ . ' ,_-V^' Grunt Mojiui»»nt Ceremonial at New York. Take the 23 hour train on the Nickel Plate Road. Solid trains between Chicago and New York. Meals served in dining cars. Coaches lighted with Piatsch gas and in charge of colored potters, A trip over this line will convince you of its superior accommodations. Rate lower than, by other lines. J. Y, Oaiahau, General Agent, 111 Adams Street, Chicago, will take pleasure in 'furniabiug all necessary information. Verily she should be a bright and shining light in the paths of the rest of her sex, A Georgia woman baa recently performed the very remarkable feat of driving seventy-three nails into & plank and mover striking her thumb once. Whether she used a stove lifter, monkey wiwch or hatchet bi» learned. ADDITIOHAI* NUGGETS. , —Advertising is like breathing. You can't do enough of It in a day to last a month. ' —Mrs. Pluma Merrill dled,in Dixon Sunday evening. She was pie . of the old settlers "there and was a itoember of the Grace Evangelical church. The funeral will be held tojgjforro w, '—The thermometer stood at seventy degrees Sunday afternoon, but it took a; tumble during the night syad Monday mdrning. the mercury was only twenty- fl vts degrees above iheiftfor* mark. —Mrs. JEdward Armstrong died at her home in Los Angeles, Cal., March 15. Her husband is a son of J. M. Armstrong, formerly of this city, now a representative . of 'the* Rock Falls Manufacturing Company In Calf ornia. —In spite of the reputed "hard times,*' it is doubtful if there ever was an Easter celebrated in Utefllng, when more new hats, new dresses and spring suits* appeared f or the-0rat time, -than were sprung! Sanday-'at^tbe morning services In the different churches. . — W. F. Heath, a young man fr,oin Round Grove, had a narrow escape from having a runaway on Saturday evening. His horse became frightened by the noise made by the Salvation Army and the driver only avoided ser- Dlller's feed yard. —The STANDARD is in receipt of a neat little pamplet entitled Arbor Day. It was sent by.Supt. Johnston and contains a great deal of useful information regarding the day and the good that can be obtained from a proper observance of It. The reading matter is interesting, containing many gems of poetry.' ' .'..••;•>";;- •._. 3-. —Justice of the Peace Alexander last Saturday gave .a decision for the plaintiff in the case! of Fanning 'W the Sheriff of Whiteside County, This case was brought by O. A. Fanning tp recover compensation for feeding cattle which bad been levied on by the Sheriff. The case was tried early In the week. •• —The next meeting of the Northern' Ijiinois Teaohere' Association 'will he held at Rock Island Thursday evening, April ^2, and Friday and Saturday, April 23 and 24. An excellent program has been prepared, Regarding Johnson says, write Supt. R. G. Young, Rock Island, .111. 824.00 Chicago to New York and return. • Less than via. other roads. Limited 28 hour train, via. the Nickel Plate. Tickets on sale April 23rd to 26th, inclusive, good returning until May 5th, inclusive. For reservations in sleeping cars, or any other information, call on or address J. Y. Caluhan, General Agent, 111 Adams Street, Chicago, 111. —When Rev. J. M. Phelps took charge of the Methodist ciiurch in Ful^ top, there were several outstanding. accounts against the church. These bills have all been paid by the members of tlte church and the church is practically out of debt. As some of the accounts have long standing,' it speaks well for the manner in which Mr. Phelps has conducted church affairs since his Installment. —Fred Coe and a spirited horse had a lively time Sunday in the stable at Coe Bros, warehouse. When the dust settled and things were all accounted was found that Mr. Coe bad come put loser; his clothes were torn in several places and he had a varied assortment of contusions distributed about his person that have since been a constant reminder of the incident. —Mr. Bailey of Texas is not the first man in public life to refuse to wear a dress suit. During the first administration of Cleveland, Attorney General Garland.of Arkansas.decllned to attend any social functions because of hja prejudice against the clawhammer coat. Jerry Simpson has never worn evening clothes, although some think that be will do so in a short time, Supt. Johnston has sent pamphlets to the teachers of the county giving information regarding the coming meeting in Rock Island of the Teachers Association of Northern Illinois, April 22, 23 and 24. The general subject of the meetings is "The School and the Home." Mr, Johnston desires that there ba a large attendance, for he believes that the meetings will be a great help to the teachers of the county. as Hour* Chicago to New York. $24.00 for the round trip via. the Nickel Plate Road, leaving Chicago April 83d to 26tb, Inclusive, good returning until May 5th, Inclusive. This mte is lower tbaa via. ether lines. City ticket office m Adama Street, Auditorium ABBS*. Depot, Cterk »ad Stasat VNteet, (Mwgo, fcchool e.'ecfK-n )n UiTrnon la*t fiaf- urdsy. Ilev. Gardner, of Heck t ; 'ali?, spoke at the missionary rftily »t thr> Methodist, church last week. Elmer Hill WHB here from Springfield a day or two on a visit with his parents. Farmers have not done very much work in the fields. The ground is eo wet, very little oats has been sown as yet,,' •..'•. D, N. Jamison, of Am boy, was in our town last week, Some of our citizens have colds and sore throats. Housecleaning has again commenced. People are doing papering :md have a general remodeling. Some have been making garden, George Smith, who was called to Kansas by the death , of his brother, has returned home and brought one of his nieces with him. The roads'are in a terribly bad^con- dltlon. It has been almost Impossible to do aby traveling upon them foe the .past month, •/••••'.. The drainage commissioners have been getting their route for the 4ltch surveyed. , j, David Hill has been getting some carpenter work done about bis .place. Samuel Smith is farming his mother's place this year. The creamery seems to be doing the best business in town. It is busy all,of the time. ''":• Peter Rhodenbaugh.hQB been on the Grand J^ury at Dixon the past week. [ Therj! been n6 produce moving la thts.Blttce for a month or more, on fcccour$ of the bad roads. Antpa Hills has been buying and to the Chicago market. John Button has become a section hand oi; the railroad. C,,H'{fFllnt has a new student in Tel-the office at present. ^"^"^ '•'...' • • April 19. Gardeuplaiii. irdehplaln '^school enjoyed a i'.vacation last week. _—_^lipe Eaton visited her brother and'f^plyin North Clinton Friday and^t ""taude. Nicewonger was the llss Nettie Simpson Friday, lelen Sweet returned from ils last Wednesday, f school election on Saturday 5Ed Snyder was elected Direc- ^ree years, aymaker is upon the sick list T .1 T ^-, '•'.* BcJckiE ,«venio( ^r,fori to [cewonger .shipped bailed hay jo and Missouri Wednesday; Jcqjitj.of 'Chicago, preached at the Cornbrs and "Newton. Sunday.' —Frank-George-spent-the—Sabbath with his parents. . John Burghardt went to Lyndon Saturday to visit friends. Misses Laura Long and Nellio Put- many o^FultoIr^we^e the guests" of Mrr and Mrs. Marcy, a few days last week. Miss Susie Burghardt is visiting her sister and family in Clinton. Miss Belle Eaton spent last week visiting her sister, Mrs. Walter Burnet, and husband. Charles Startzman has returned to Fulton, April 19. FREEPORT Y. M. C. A, IS LUCKY The Late Justice II. R. Hheldou Leaves It the Sum of 810,000. the late Justice B. It. Sheldon, a former member of the Supreme Court, was offered for probate today., Among the bequests was one of 810,000 to theFree- port Y. M. C. A. He also left 810,000 to the llockford fordY.M. C. A. and 810,000 to the Rockford female seminary; ;»10,000 to Williams College, and 810,000 to the Hampton, Va., college,- an Indian school. He leaves- various relatives from 85,000 to 820,000. His, estate was valued at 8300,000. Excursion to New York City. The Nickel plate Road will sell excursion tickets from Chicago to New York and return, for all trains leaving Chicago on April 23d to 26th, inclusive, at rate of 824.00 for the round trip, being less than yia other lines. Tickets will be valid for return passage from New York to and including May 4th 1897. , - - . ' For particulars call on or address J. Y. Calahan, General Agent; 111 Adams Street, Chicago, 111, Opportunity for 8oiue<eeker«. ' There are excellent opportunities along the line of the Chicago & Northwestern R'y in Western Minnesota and South Dakota, for those who are desirous of obtaining first-class lands upon most favorable terms, for general agricultural purposes, aa well as stock raising and dairying, For particulars and landseekers* rates, apply to agents of The North-Western Line. . JUiud» lu The North-Western Line{0, St.P.M. & 0. R'y) has over 400,000 acres of land for sale in Northern Wisconsin at very low prices and on easy terms. Land seekers' excursion tickets on sale April 20, May 4 and 18, at very low rates, For particulara inquire of nearest ticket , end for maps, descriptive of , etc., address G. W, Bell, Laud , Wia, WALLACE BLOCK. WHAT THE PARROT SAID. A wonderfully successful merchant taught his 'parrot< to say, "Oh, what a beautiful woman!'* whenever n lady entered his door. His store was crowded eon- i tinually. We keep no parrot, but our store is filled with shoppers, simply because the' ladies kriovrH-f* , sell the most stylish and best goods for tli-- least money. Shirt Waists. WLadies ? - •-\Wa6h Waists- New Spring Jt" — . Immense assortment, 23c. Laundered Waists, . ' HN The newest styles, with detachable collar and cuffs i. ,Better grades at 59,09 and 880. A full and complete line. ' One lot Indigo Blues, all sizes Better qualities at 79, 08c, 81.19, 81.39. Ladies' Ribbed Vests. 3oc quality T 19c i quality tor Gents', Balbriggan ijnd er weatv- 75c quality this sale. Gents' Over= shirts Moleskins and Percales- excellent value at 75c. For this sale— 48c Teck Scarfs. One lot of Teck Scarfs. For this sale lOc OI3 Gold Filled—warranted for 5 years' wear — .written i- . . i ^ guarantee given PRICE25 CENTS with every ring.. 25c Same as above- wider— for men........ 50c Qents*. Leather Belts. Very heavy, latest col-rs, A Q-, Only -Lc/C Ladies'Leather Belts. All the latest shades,." O C Better grades 19, 23 and 89o. Coffee Mills. This eale, 19c 12 yards of Torchon Lace, like f t -» cut, for .............A.. rdb C A complete line of Valencies, Oriental and Spanish Laces'at exceedingly low prices. • '" One lot of Embroideries " at per yard....... One lot of Embroideries, 14 inches wide, per yard. Lace Curtains. 49c Three yards long, White or Ecru a Pair. Better qualities at 69c, 93c, $1.23 and $1.48 a Pair Felt Window Shades— . X L/C A 3-string Broom for............. A 15.c Whisk Broom, Plush top, 8c Gallon Glass Pitchers, Cake Stands and Celery Holders, A r\ _ 25c values, this sale J. VJC 9c Large size Earthen Cuspidors, One lot of Purses like cut, 5c Genuine Swan Down Face Powders].. A 15c WJro Potato Masher, r- w Wood handle OC G-inch White vVaah Brushes, Q 8-inch White Wash Brushes, OO ..59c Croquet Sets Hammocks Meat Saws', 10-inch, Heavy Steel Fry Pan?, Best quality.. ..... . , .....29c .:29c Granite Wash Basins, ' • A /-\_ Largeslze ;. J. \JQ ** Just received, an elegant as- sortmeut of tJardineires. Prices lower than tlie lowest. 24c ,24c Garden Bakes— 50c kind, Garden Hoes, Children's Garden Seta- Comprising rake, hoe, spade, Larger sizes forjlio and 24c. Children's Fnat Black Hose, e? -» sizes from 5}f to 8^, this saje, OC Boys' Dome( Flannel Shirts, A cr^ only, ,...,..,,..,..,.,. J.OC Buggy Whips, excellent vaj- tJarriage Dusters or Lap OO|-» Japanned Vices. Steel cat Jaws— STERLING

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