OUR By Osr Refister CerfWf»a4ent«. Th* Sterling School. The visitors this week were Rev. Baker, Mayor Burkholder. Eunice StakemUler was promoted from Room 3 to 4. Ethel Daveler ranked Hn A Grade and Susie Davis In the B Grade of Koora 7. ,„, .' ....-,..'." ..-—:--.—No. 7 Is sorry to lose one of its well liked pupils, Alice Lintner. The pupils of Nos. 11 and 12 will both miss two of their schoolmates, Ida and Mary Lintner. The next time one of our -girls falls up stairs while singing "All for the Love of a Girl," we would not advise her to BpHI the cup of water over her face as a quencher of her spirits. Miss Lillian Peck is substituting in _,- Bourn S,lor_Ml8BJDruse,,-- __ — — _ — ~~ : MbsT6? the rooms are to have a -pro. gram Arbor Day. The finest books to be found anywhere are on the long table in the office awaiting the distribution to the libraries of the schools in the large building. Surely, children's books are delightful, judging from the way teachers are enjoying the perusal of them. There are 114 books, and a choice selection. The Grammar and Primary grades were pleasantly entertained Thursday afternoon by selections from The Ottumwa Male Quartette. They were heartily encored and kindly responded to the vigorous applause. A unanimous vote of thanks was tendered at the close from the school. Arbor Day program, April 20, — Song by Society, -- ~~~^zzz " Pupils ctosint? tip Reed's Language Lessons have final examination tod»y. These pupils have covered the ground of language work excellently. "Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen," "Such -aa are thy habitual thoughts, such also' will be the character of the mind, for the soul Is dyed by the thought." Miss Holland, an experienced teacher of the county, spent the whole day In our school Thursday. We_were pleased with her visit. There are three subjects on which It Is useless to argue with anyone, as no one ever convinces the other:;|religion, the management of children and eating.—"Spectator." "Plural of for-get-me-not," John? John, absent-mindedly, "For-get-us* not." , . . "Nay, never faitjr, no great deed Is done By f alterers. Let your one effort ba With uodlvided will to. seek the good, ..'-lis that compels the elements and wrings.v._rrj; A human music from the Indifferent air; " The greatest girt the hero leaves his race Is to have been a hero. Say we fall t We feed the high traditions of the world, And leave our spirit In our children's breasts." EGG SOCIABLE. Reading of the Governor's Proclamation .... Carrie Reltzel. Reading ot Letter from the State Superintendent ot Public Instruction. .Emily Washburn Instrumental Selection. Reading Irom "My Summer In a Garden"... Mamie Kelley. Arbor Day ........................ ....Nevln Loux Piano Solo......... .......... ......Leonard Miller Chips..... ......... Alpheus Trlggs, Jottle Pholps Recitation ...... ..... ..... ., ....... Idella St. John An Old Road ................. .... Pansy Treasher Music. Professor Indeed! The train was about to leave the station, and a young man leaned over the *seat, shook hands with the middle-aged .gentleman, and said: "Good-by, professor." A man with wide stripes in hia shirt' ; bosom looked at him narrowly, and, -after the train had started, said: "'Kin ye do any tricks with cards ?" "'No, I never touched a card." "Mebbeyeplay the planny?"-;— — "I know nothing of music, excepting as a mathematical science." "Well, ye ain't no boxer, I kin see by Wallace School. Many of the teachers will go to Rook Island next Friday to attend the Teachers' Institute.aNo school will be held in the High School land the program, which was to be given by the Literary Society on that day, will be held next Thursday. The Ottumwa Quartette had arranged to entertain the pupils for a short time yesterday afternoon, but, owing to the rain, the members of the organization were unable to be present. A great many were disappointed, as it was so arranged that a number of thorrooniBvbesides^the High School- could enjoy the concert at the same time. The class In Physics, under the dl- reckon of Prof. Hursh.began the study of electricity Thursday. . ' The Literary Society of Room 9 gave this program today: Recitation ...................... ...... Eva Conlon Soliloquy ....... . ..... . ..... . ...... Erzula Ressler Reading ..... ....... ____ '..... ...... Bessie Burdlck Vocal Duet.... ..... ..Frank Facey,;julla Lyons Recitation ................ . .......... Fred Eberle Current Events... ........... - ....... Edith Elsele Music ...... . ____ , ....... . .... .............. Schoo Recitation ......... .1 ............... Henry Smllh Reading .......... .......... ...... Haddle Murphy Song .............. ......................... School The subject of drawing was under consideration pt today's teachers' meeting. Miss Esterly gave the; principal exercise. A considerable part of a lecture on drawing byj;Prof. John Deway was also read and discussed. -^Lewis-Clark— GAVE BapUnt ITAnag People Hftrs n t?oe«t Time ftt th« Sto««!c!s Home. The young people of the Baptist church gave a novel entertainment In the way of an egg social at the home of Mrs. L. Stoeckle Wednesday evening; Egg part of the affair consisted of admission fee of one eggjfor every person. These were afterwards made into delicious egg sandwiches, which were heartily enjoyed by all. Daring the evening an impromptu program was given which made lots of fun for the guests. Several were called upon for a speech, being given the subject as theyfarose to respond. Walter Phelps received the first prize; his speech was short and to the point and was 4 decidedly clever. The booby was awarded to I. M. Philips. A selection was rendered by the B. Y. P. U. Ladies' Quartette, which was well received. Leonard Isaacson played several - capital violin ^soloB,^ Harry Bchmoeger sang a fine soprano solo and Miss Flora Kirk gave a clever reading of a humorous nature, Each number was good and was loudly applauded, At conclusion of the program luncheon was served. It consisted of cocoa, sandwiches, cake,plckles, etc, The occasion was enjoyable and will' be remembered with pleasure for a long time. THE G. A. R. AT GALESBURG. THE EGGS WERE BQH-ED SOFT. "Er shu'ffleboard?" "I never heard of the game before." "Well, say, I've guessed ye this time. It's funny I didn't think of it before. You're a mesmerist." "I'm nothing of the kind." "Well, I'll give up. What is your line? I know ye're In the biz, 'cause I heerd that young feller call ye 'perfes- eer." . „ "I'm an instructor in Greek, rhetoric, and ancient history." "An' yeir can't do no tricks, ner play music, ner hypnotize?" "Of course not." The man turned and gazed out of the window on the opposite side of the car, °An'he calls hlsself perfesser," he said to himself.—Philadelphia Record. Prof. Charles H. Hamm was a High School visitor. The High School were pleasantly entertained Thursday afternoon by the Ottumwa Quartette of Chicago, who gave a concert at the G. A. R. Hall last evening. _, We are glad to hear that the Cadets have reorganized and had a short drill on Thursday noon. The younger company Is in charge of Reese Dillon, the older under Alpheus Triggs. High School's most popular members, has discontinued his studies in the High Schpol. Mr. Clark is at present in Chicago. •.__•.__ _^ __ _ . or 'ati, now o£ Wisconsin University, is spending a short-vacation In the city. Class A of Room 8 has begun the study of decimals, A program of unusual interest is that to be given in the High School room next Wednesday evening, by the pupils of Room 4 and 5. Much time has been spent in preparation, and thoEe who attend will enjoy a bright musical and literary entertainment. Chorus . . ........ . Awakening Song ........... Hill Pupils of No.4, Arrangements Progressing for tha Great _ Meeting of Old Soldiers. "The headquarters of the Depart- of Illinois during the encampment in the first week In May at Galesburg will be located at the Union Hotel. The delegate badges will be furnished by the ; Assistant Adjutant-General-:a;t-4he encampment on personal application only. The hotel rates will be from 81 to 32.50; meals, twenty-five cents to fifty cents; boarding per day 81; private houses, board and lodging, $1 to 81.50 per day. The railroad' rate will be only one fare for the round trip from all points in Illinois. Arrangements are being made for campfires, beginning Tuesday evening, May 4, the exercises to consist of vocal and instrumental music, recitations and speeches. These campQres will be of tne most interesting features of the encampment. Many brigade and regimental reunions will be held during the encampment. It Is expected that there will be from 000 to 800 comrades from the Soldiers'and Sailors' Home at Quincy in the marching column. The department headquarters, at Chicago, will be g»<l Stnry of On« St*5rHiR Man Who R«memb«r 3E»it«r SnmJsy. A certain gentleman of this city wilt remember Easter of the current year for some time to come with mixed feelings to say the least. He teach?s a class of boys in one of the large Sunday Schools and Is decidedly popular with his pupils. When he took hia plac» before his class Sunday morn- Ing, he noted that all of the little fellows seeiped to be particularly jubilant and it soon transpired that they had each brought their beloved teacher a brilliant hued Easter egg, Mr. —— accepted the presents with loud and prof use thanks and dropped them into, the pockets of his new spring suit, Which he had worn for the flrat time that morning. The lesson progressed as usual and the teacher forgot the eggs In his pockets, and therefore was not ns cautious as he_mlght otherwl8e_hav8^_been. Whelrhe had dismissed hia wiggling, squirming class and looked about for his overcoat he noticed suspicious dampness about his clothes in the region of the pockets, A brief investigation brought out the fact that the eggs had broken in his pockets and, worse than al), they bad not been boiled sufficiently to make them hard. It was noticed that he did not wear hia new suit in the afternoon. „ <, DEATH OF MRS. REINHART. Fagged Away at tbe Borne Moyer. ot Hiram closed during the entire encampment. week of the REV. JONES' BABY DEAD. l. Awny at l f our O'clock Friday A t- tilacoJa School' Visitors in Room 1 since last correspondence are Bessie and Annie Longsdon, Winnie Kennedy, Ada Baldwin and Emma Scott, A whole bevy of little folks took advantage of tbe opening of tbe spring term last Monday. Though several new seats have been provided arTdTouf pupils promoted.everyseat js occupied. " Leola Stevens entered the C Class, Room 4, and Tommy Stevens the B Class, Room 1, last Tuesday. Henry Cramer, Wallace Lingel, Walter Whltfer andEihel Mangan, were promoted from A Class, Rpom t, to B Class, Boom 2, A Class, Room 2,are much interested in reading the Hans Anderson stories.' Tbe attendance in this room has been very good for this week; only one absence recorded. Miss Blanche Mangan,from Erie,\vas 3 pleasant visitor Wednesday. Norosal Business forms are now being eopied and studied by A. JB- C. s, Room 4- These will be repro- pupils end tfaslr own Radiation ....."Funny Uncle Phil Alice Gaulrapp. Chorus "Good Morning, 8weot April' Pupils of No. 5. Recitation.......' "A Uttle Hoy'sITroubles" John Egan. Solo.....;..-'The';FlyIng Bird" GllchrUt Anna Smith. Recitation.. .-.,"Making the Flowers' Helen Gait. Mlnuette.... , Recitation "The Village Blacksmith" Charles Modler. Solo ."IfAll tue \Vorll".... Tufts forest Miller, Recitation....' "The BtrayChild' Alice Hinds. Chorus '. " Wind Song" Girls of Nos, 4 und 6. Recitation "The;iJaggedy Man" 1 . • Frank Ward. Solo "Two Little Brown Birds". Tulti Harry Erlsman. Becltalion.. "Spring House Cleaning" Blanche Conlon. Chorus ; -'Merry Schoolboys" Boys ot Nos. 4 and. 5. Recitation "Artie's Amen" Merton Chapln. Solo '-The Little Window" Gllchrtst Jeannette Crawford. Recitation "Little Boy Blue', Anna Hansen. Du*t..'..' "Meadow Talk" Gllchrlat Paul Els,ele, I.awrence Sheetz. Chorus "Butterlly Wings"........ Moftett Girls ot Nos. 4 and 5. tornoou- Died at 4 o'clock noon, the infant eon Jones, after an illness during which time he Friday after- of Rev. Silas of four weeks, received every attention that loving hearts and willing hands could give. All efforts were in vain and. death at las.t released the little sufferer. , A'private funeral service was conducted by Rev. W. B. Morris at the home of Mr, Jacob Grubb, Fourth aveuue,^Mrs7~Grubb~having bad the charge of the baby since the .death .of Mrs, Jones. O<ving to the train service.Mr. Jones found it necessary to leave at 3 o'clock a,, m. for Sidell, 111., where the little one will be laid beside his mother. Mr, Jones has the sympathy of the entire community In this his sad hour of bereavement. Mrs. Michael Reinhart died Monday morning at 2 a. m,, at the home of her son-in-law, Hiram Moyer, where she has resided for several years past The funeralwill take Place on ^Wednesday. morning at 16 o'clock f f rolSlhe~Moyerf home to the Reformed Mennonlte church, where the sermon will be delivered at 10:30 by the pastor, William Miller. The interment will take place in the cemetery connected with the church. Mrs. Reinhart was in her eighty- third year at the time of her death. Until wlthiu;a short time, she has enjoyed good health, for a woman of her advanced age. Since the death, of her husband, which occurred four years ago, she has made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Moyer. Five children survive her as follows: Mrs.Hiram Moyer, John Reinhart, of Morrison; Mrs. J. B. Kendiug, Mingle, la. ; Levi Reinhart, Lancaster, Pa.,' and Mrs. Martha Shaub, also of Lancaster. Mrs. Reinhart came to Sterling thirty years ago from her native town, Lan- Credit for Wft have lately given some account- of the operation of ngricnlttiral banks in Europe, which have done very much for the farming clnaa by making it possible for it to eecura loans on roch security as farmers can offer. The farmer is especially in need of credit, for the interval must always be considerable between the preparation of the soil and the harvesting of the crop. He tntmt epend inoney a long time before he can get any back. As to most of his products, he may be said to be carrying .on a business where the stock is "turned over but once a year. Furthermore, as a crop matures all over the country at the same season, and generally within a period of a few weeks, it is particularly important to the farmer that ho should not be compelled to realize on hia harvests im- Vnediately. He -would break the market if he -were obliged to sell all his crops .as fjoon as gathered, and yet he mn§t eell a good deal, for he has been under expense for months without any income. While the farmer more than almost any other producer needs credit, he cannot generally jofferjsominoroial securityv and real estate is hot & good security for ordinary banks of discount to take, and it is unlawful for our national banks to accept it. The result is that the farmer is usually compelled to sell his produce at an unpropitious time or to get credit of merchants and private bankers for which usurious rates are obtained. In this country there has been practically no effort to supply this need for agricultural credits, although the brokers and private bankers and factors who have made a practice of lending to fanners have made a great deal of money out of it, for tho absence of competition enables them to get a high rate for money, 'and tho fanner pretty generally pays his debts. * - • , It is singular that in our own country no effort has been made to'afford agriculture in general the capital it needs for the improving of land and for carrying on farm operations during the long i u ter~vals~.l).Ot\vetiii_thoiiUH nual-markotinEC- of crops. The chauged conditions of tho times make it imperative .that farming must be conducted upon more scientific principles so as to get out of tho laud more thau it hns heretofore produced, and that necessity leaves no alternative but either to afford tho farmer enlarged credit facilities or to leave the present landholders to bo frozen out by insolv- eucy, with tho result of transferring this industry to u class possessing ampler means and able to cultivate larger farms upon improved methods.—Journal of Commerce and Commercial Bulletin. Gold Standard Barometer. (Showing dates \vhero iiearly all Important civilized nations adopted tho gold standard.) Japan...,; 1807 Russia ;...,-18B5 Chile 1895 Banto Domingo 1894 Honduras 1°»» Oregon Fruit an Farm Homes Colony. since. She was a devoted ^Christian woman and a wide circle of friends mourn her death. An Illinois colony is being to settle on Grain, Fruit and Dairy farms In the famed Wilamette Valley of Of egon. Fruit Orchard Tracts from five acres up. Grain and Dairy Farms, sizes to suit, Lands gently rolling, soil very rich. Timber and water abundant Winters BO mild grass Is green and flowers bloom every month In the year. Within sixty miles of Portland, -_._... .- with 100,000 inhabitants, and the ~ -:-.:::: bea t Market on the PaclGc Coast, Join the Colony. For full partlcularr, write Oregon Fruit and Farm Homes Colony, dermanla Life Bldg., St. Paul, Minn,, Or Powell, Howorth & Dee, McCoy, Oregon. Attorneys at Law. A? A. Wolfefsperger, A TTOKlsfEY AT LAW AND JL\. SOLICITOR IN ClIANCEtty. Office over Sterling National Bank, Sterling, 111. r DR. J. A SPECIALIST. Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat. Scientific Optical Work. Dr. Gait Block, STERLING, Jlotv it >'ew«papor Man Described a oMontloello filan'M Lost Ciinino. A Montlcello man lost his dog, and this is the way the newspaper man let the fact be known: Henry Michel has lost his dog and don't know where to u'nd him. He wore two ticks upon his neck and a short stub tail behind.him. He is long and narrow built,with spots of black and white.and if he sees aBmall- er dog he always wants to fight. He holds his tall up stiff and straight when he's for war prepared, but points it downward to the ground whenever he is scared. The stump tail dog that now is lost was Henry's friend and crony, but now, alas, he sadly fears he's made up in bologna, . ADAM SWINDLE. Eonmnnla ^ 1890 Egypt ..'. 1885 Finland 1877 Holland....- 1877 Bwity.orlnnd 1870 -Belgium .-.•..T. ;...—IHTfl HEMMINGER'S NARROW ESCAPE the He Curno Near Losing His Life Under Horsea' Iloofi*. Mervln Hemmlnger, employed by Lewis Reltzel, had a narrow escape from serious injury and perhaps, dfath Thursday even'g shortly after.Sn'clock. lie was preparing to drive the delivery team home, and was standing on the foot board in front of the seat folding a blanket. A sudden movement of the team threw him forward upon the doubletrees behind the horses. This scared the team, and they began plunging about, but fortunately.did not kick. Assistance waa speedily rendered by Mr. Reitisei and a by-stander and Mr. Hernminger got out of this danderous situation without baying received the slifMeat IB jury. He took that xaaWer ?«ry eoolly sad a&® would have thought > l>d the The man who eats because he is hungry is, thus: far, on a level with the brutes. The man who stops eating the moment his hunger is appeased is the wise man. Nature needs no more food than she calls for, Continued excess brings about indigestion or dyspepsia, with loss of flesh, strength, sleep, ambition and mental power, and an accumulation of aches, pains and many dangerous local maladies. The stomach now can do nothing alone. We must appeal to some artificially digested food which can also digest olher foods. That is to say, we must use the Shaker Digestive Cordial. The effect is prompt and cheering. The chronic pain and distress ceases/ Appetite presently revives. Flesh and vigor gradually come back, and the sufferer recovers. But he must be Careful in future. A trial bottle for 10 cents. Bis Name, Uut He Won't J Put It Ou the Sign Over Hla Door. /'A. Swindle" is (he name that appears over the office, door of a struggling lawyer in the city of Stratford, Ontario. A friend of the unfortunate gentleman suggested the .adyisibility of writing his name in full, thinking that Arthur or Andrew Swindle, as the case might be.would sound better than the significant "A. Swindle." ^Vhen the lawyer, with tears in his eyes, whispered to him that his first name was Adam, the friend understood and was Greece '. 187(1 Bpain •. 1870 Franco...... 1870 Italy ;..... 1870 Norway 1873 Bwedcn..... 1873 Denmark i........: 187U United States (adopts) .... 1873 Germany.... 1871 Portugal ...... ,;..,.. United States (accepts) . 1853 Australia '.. 1851 Brazil 1840 Canada 1841 United States (practically) 1834 Great Britain (absolutely). 1810 Great Britain(practically)1798-l G.Britain (experimentally) 177i 80 YEARS' EXPERIENCE. TRADE MARKS* DESIGNS," COPYRIGHTS Ac. Anyone gendlnff a sketch and description mar quickly ascertain, Itoo, whether an Invention Is probably patentable. Communications atrlctly k confidential. Oldest agency for semiring pat onta In America. We have a Washington office. Patents taken through 11 mm & Co. receive special notice In the . • . • SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, beautifully Illustrated, largest circulation of . any scientific Journal, weekly, terms C3.GO a yearj —Sl-ujslx months. Specimen copies and HAxn TJOOK ON I'xrENTB-Bsnrrroenraaroisr—^ MUNN & CO., 3G1 Broadway, Now York. •X" Ltvxol is tbe best medicine for children. Doctors recommend it in place of Castor Oil. —}t is said that strips of paper soaked in sour milk fed to hens will increase their Jay. Every family with hens should subscribe for this paper, read it then Boak it, and then fed it to the hens. VY0 have no doubt but that hens fed on the Weekly STANDARD (81.50 in advance) will lay double yolk eggs as large aa turkey eggs. We are perfectly willing anyone ehould try it. If it fails, try, try again. It is said that all newspapers, jiot paid for in advance, lose their egg produolag qualities. §o. if we have uuy uubsmbera not paid iu tdyaaee,whose b&us are not dowg their full doty, they will kuow ti*e 04U»a, Report of Bend School, For tbe month beginning March 17, ending April 16. Number of days taught^ 22. Number of pupils enrolled 19. Average daily attendance, 17, Pupils not absent or tardy :J Albert, Clara and Laura KauffmaYi and Johannes Fulfa. Pupils absent but not tardy: Eva, Lizzie, Lucle and Willie McKean, Coral and Albert Allen, Antone, Hannah and Mary Lauts, Hazel Freeman, George Huut and Anna Etaassar. Pupils who have not whispered during the month: Eva, Lizzie McKean, Coral Allen, .Hazel Freeman, Laura Kauff- uran. Pupils that' whispered once: Lucie McKean, Clara Kauffman, Susie Anspacb and Johannes Fulfe. Minutes lost by tardiness, 30. Number of visitors, 12. LIZZIE A. MANNION, ' Teacher, Harvest xcurolou* via. €.11. & Q. 1!. It. On April 6 and 20, May 4 and 18, • the O. B. & Q. B. B. will sell tickets at oae lowest tirst class fare for the round trip, plus S2.0Q to ppiras & tbe west, soutb- wtst, northwest ttud south. Fur further information and tickets call on C, If. & Q. .A Movement For Currency Reform. : The Massachusetts Reform club of Boston has commenced a systematic movement for practical currency reform; It has recently passed formal resolutions demanding that congress shall adopt some safe plan "whereby our legal tender paper arid silver aud ou^ silver certificates shall be slowly withdrawn', aud gold, gold certificates and bank notes shall gradually take their places. " They further advocate "such legislation as will encourage the establishment aud successful operation of small bauks with local capital aud knowledge of credits." Tliese resolutions are being sent throughout the country, accompanied by a statement sotting forth the views of the club and requesting every friend of currency reform to sign the resolutions and send them to congress. This movement is exactly iu line with the actioa of the Indianapolis confer* ence, which, was to impress congress .with the fact that there is an overwhelming public sentiment in favor of currency reform. — -Chicago Times-Herald. AUCTIONEER. Dates can bo •' procured at this office or \vitli me at my homo in Hopkins township. Job Printing. if 01 ail Kinds of Job Print Ing go to the STANDARD office. Orders by mall tot _ ., Statements, Envelopes, &c.,promptly executed, at regular rates. "Address —THE STANDARD. Hujrlllm. in Feed Sheds —1 own the Gold and Silver First. '— There is not a free coinage couutry in tho. world today that is uqt' oil a silver (or paper) basis. Second. —There is not a gold standard country that does not use silver us inouey along with gold. Tbird. — There is not a silver standard country tbat uses gold along with silver. Fourth. — There is not a silver standard Country that has moio thau oue- tbird us much money in circulation per capita as the United States. Fifth. — There is not a silver standard country iu which the laboring muu receives fair pay for his day's labor. Sixth. — There is uofc a silver standard country iu which interest rates are not higher than iu gold countries. Seventh.— Newly all civilized eotm- have turued from a silver to a gold eMiturd during tht- pustcfcutajry. has turned ttvui gold to Feed $hed$ : on lid Street, where I shall be glad to see all my friends. Don't let your Team Stand Out in the Cold, BUT PUT IT IN JflY SHED and let it eat hay. It only costs you 10 cents. SAMUEL DILLER, STERLING, ILL, FOH- Bl^HVVHX, IlMHl, Tallow, Furs, ami Metal ot till kiuilH, ut AUO MILLER'S WAREHOUSE Woll,) 11,1,. Higlaeat Market Prtat* PiiUt.
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