Sterling Standard from Sterling, Illinois on April 22, 1897 · Page 15
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Sterling Standard from Sterling, Illinois · Page 15

Sterling, Illinois
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Thursday, April 22, 1897
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A NWIITOF IT. 1 HE JURY DECLARES STOCK*NO GUILTY. I* FJn*>d Thtfti Dollar* aoti Costs— Vtr- ffiek Rendered nt 8 Thts Momlngr—C'aM Will be "Repealed by B«qne»t" it the C'hreoit t5tratt. A "Continuous performance" has been on the boards, at Justice W* P. Palmer's office for twenty-four hoars. IThe curtain was rung down on the last met immediately after a jury brought In a verdict of guilty and a fine of 83 and I costs against W. S. Stocking, on trial ^on a, charge of violating a section of the misdemeanor ordinance of the city. The case was appealed and the performance will, therefore, be "repeated s by request" in the Circuit Court, As was stated Thursday, this case was called at 8 o'clock Thursday morn- Ing and nearly all day was spent in getting a jury. This task was finally completed and the trial was begun late in the afternoon. Stocking admitted that be had piled looks on the ground, but the ownership of the land was disputed. This property has been used as a street for some time, though it is claimed by John and David L. Martin. The evidence presented was chiefly relating to j! the ownership of the land. the testimony and the arguments took np the greater part'of the even- Itag. Tire case was given to the jury 'oatween the hours of 10 and 11 o'clock. The gentlemen deliberated long and earnestly, and at 8 o'clock this morning they reached a verdict of guilty and flxed the fine at 83,00. . The case was prosecuted by City Attorney Bowman, while F. B. Andrews appeared 'for the defense. AlLdayjes- terday and until late in the evening, the office and the hallway were crowded with spectators. The case has attracted wide attention. The work of piling stone on the land tn dispute is going on merrily today. Several men and teams have been at work and, at this time the pile has assumed no inconsiderable proportions. " i COUNTY .SUFFRAGISTS MEET, ''They Hold an Interesting ;ConvonHon at the Hub. The County Suffrage Convention, held In Morrison under the auspices of » the National American Women's Suf',• -frage Association in the Universullst . church, has closed. It was an eminent ,<'success and was well attended. .' '^ The .convention was opened with prayer by Rev. Leavitt.Mrs. G. A. Whitcomb presiding. Mrs. Jennie Hutchins, - of Chlcagp.'one of the State organizers, ^gave a strong address. She is very .^graceful and a pleasant speaker. All 'ofher arguments were weighty and ] carried conviction to many. She told '/of the work of the'lllinois Association arid of its plan's for future work. The : object of the organization, said she, is " 'to study political science and, in time, . to present their claims before the Leg- ielature of this State. Mrs. J. H. Robertson read a fine paper on "Does the Wife Need It?" In which she advanced many excellent ideas She is decidedly of the opinion that the wife should be granted equal - suffrage with her husband.—Mrs. E. G. Baum came next with the topic ''Does the Mother Need It?" The paper was entertaining and was well ,, prepared, '" 0. Sholes gave a talk in the Interests of the tax-paying woman and was heartily seconded in talks by Rev.'L. T, Bush and R. N. Smith. k ' Mrfl^ R. Lewis-spoke from inn work- Sing woman's standpoint. She told in < excellent words- of the work now being 4one by women and of the rights they should have in the affairs of the government. On Tuesday evenins an addresn was • given by Miss Ida O, Hultin, H Unitarian minister from Moline, The effort | r wasof a general character and was ..pronounced rible by all who heard it. , Wednesday morning Attorney R. N. :> Smith discussed "Would Woman Suf- T- frage Benefit the State?" His remarks ' were fitting .for *the occasion ttud he j was given the closest atteutiori of his ' fcteams. Toe cession clo«fd vvith a question box by Julia Mills Dunn. HAQLOCK'S NEW MACHINE. tmjtchlttff PevJce WtileU Will Save Good l>eul of LatKr, John'G. Haglock, of the Sterling Steam Laundry, has recently perfectec a machine which is a valuable labor «*ver. Thtonachine will cut a wire suake a staple, drive the same through the material desired and clinch it. The device will be of great use in laundries in fastening name'tags to clothing The wire Is f«d automatically i»t-i the machine; it ia cut and bent into the desired shape by a motion of a Itver is forced through, a cloth and by the return motion. A has been applied for. The machine is ao invention of Mr The device is simple and the wort for which it waa pWly aad completely. A is pow ia operation »t U uaefwlue C HABERUE, Of AD. Pit »t O'Ploefe. Frederick C. Hsberle died this morn- lag at 2 o'clock at his home, 204 Avenue G, this city, of consumption. He had been a sufferer from this disease or two years or more. The funeral will be held at the house Sunday afternoon at 8 o'clock, Frederick C. Haberle was born In Sterling April 24, 1872. Hia early life was spent in this city, his education >eing obtained at the Wallace School. Five years ago' Fred went t& Chicago, where for two years, he filled a position of trust with the Remington Typewriter Company, On account of til health, he was c ompelled to give up ,hl8 position. He then went to New York In the hope of benefiting hia health. He remained there but a short time, however. A'trlQemore than a year ago Fred went to Los Vegas, N. M., where he remained eight months. Experiencing >ut Blight benefit there, he returned tome. During the six months since iis return from the .West, Fred ha? gradually failed in health. The last serious illness came about a week ago, Though death was not unexpected, it is a shock and a source of sorrow among a wide circle of friends, especially the. younger people of the city. ••'«.. Few boya were more generally known or more generally beloved by all acquaintances than Fred Haberle. Always bright, happy and cheerful, possessed of a quaint humor, his appearance was always accompanied by a feeling of good fellowship. His bright, sunny disposition never for a moment deserted him, even though at times he suffered severely. He waa a young man of-bright prospectsj—honestj-hon^ orable and upright, and possessed of excellent business ability. He was ac commodatlng and obliging and gener oust to a fault. No young man in Ster ling possessed a more general acquain tance than Fred and none were more popular. He was a hale fellow, well met with everybody, and his untimely death is a matter of sincere regret on the part of every person who knew him. ? •••'... Besides his mother, Mrs. Katherine Haberle, four brothers and four sisters mourn his death. The sympathies of a wide circle of friends go out to them at this timfl. Those of us Who knew Fred realize what a kind friend and good fellow has gone from us and, in a slight measure,, are thus enabled to realize the loss which has come to the immediate family. -The funeral will be conducted by Rev. Scuultze, provided his health will permit. If not, Rev. Theodore Growl will officiate. .The pall bearers will be Fred Brown, Albert Frank, Adolph Stribley, Charles McPherran, -Henry Flock and John Gallagher. Interment in Riverside cemetery. ANOTHER TEST CASE. Indeterminate Law to be Tried by Dwlglit Uurdlck Sentenced in Dlxon. The primal local effect of the pend ing decision of the indeterminate law comes to light. The fate of Dwight Burdick, of Winnebago county, sent to Joliet penitentiary convicted of burglary and-iarceny Is hanging on the de cision, says the Dixon Sun, The law provides that a man may be sent to the penitentiary from one to twenty years tor .burglary. On this charge, with larceny, JJurdlck was con fined, His time was .not named and therefore he comes directly under the unoonutltutionality of,the law, if it is unconstitutional. Burdick was sent up for breaking into a Northwester^ car in this city and stealing a lot of brass. His broth er, Jamed.Burdick.who lives two miles west of Rockford, brings suit against R. W.McClaughry, warden of the pria on. -A'petition has been filed for dis chargt) of the prisoner on a writ of habeas.corpus. ^Ths petition will be heard April 13 by the judge of Will cjunty. .'•...". Since Judge Gibbons, of Chicago, de clared the law unconstitutional, but refuses to release th« prisoner, three cases have beeu docketed for tho Supreme Court aa follows: David A. McDonald, .John II. Clements and tie George case, The petition for Hurdlck will probably bH granted, the.writ issued tn d the final light made ia the < ircuit Court at Rookford. , JUDGE SHELDON IS DEAD. One'of Rqulfford'H Bent Attorneys Fagged ' • ' Avray Wednesday. Judge Benjamin H. Sheldon.of Rock ford, one of th6 beat,known men In Northern Illinois, died of grip at his home Wednesday. He was born at Maryborough, Mass., in 1812, and re moved to Galena at an early age, bu' removed to Rockford iu 1871. At the age of thirty-six'he,was elevated to tbo Circuit Bench, serving in thie capacity until 1870, when be was elected a mem ber of the Stata Supreme Court, .He amassed a fortune, which he leaves to two nieces and a nephtsw. He was never married. DJXON'S PUBLIC HOSPITAL. Stun Wrlwn Atwnt '*<* ln*tt, Much ia said in our papers regard- ng humane Institutions and we are iable to land those within our own boundaries and not recognize others of considerable importance in neighbor- ng cities. During the vacation week, it was ,he privilege o£ your .humble corrsa- jondent and family to visit friends in Dlxon, and, while there, through the kindness of ex-Mayor C. H. Hughes, we visited that excellent institution, known as the Dixon Public Hospital. Having heard of it before, we were prepared to see something pretty fine, jut even then were agreeably surprised. The location is excellent, the hospital being situated on the south side, near Bluff Park and commanding a fine view of the river, North Dixon, the Assembly Grounds, Steinmann'e Institute and the Anglo-Swiss Milk Condensing plant. The view up and down the river from many of the large airy rooms is almost enough of itself to give patientB a new lease of life. In its appointments, the building is all that could be desired. The heating, lighting, ventilating and supplying with water, are after the latest approved hospital plans, everything being admirably arranged for comfort and convenience. Through the generosity of some of the churches of Dixon, private parties in that city, and the ladies of Palmyra, several of the rooms have been tastefully furnished The tinted walls and ceilings, the en. ameled f urniture,tho beautiful pictures and other equipments, prove that the doners have contributed without stint, An excellent operating room having an abundance of light, was being put into-practlcal-use_during_our— visit^ The patient having been removed, we were shown the mysteries of the room, which will be the scene of many an ordeal. There are two large sun rooms, with a greater portion of the walls composed of glass in which convalescents may while away the hours under the strengthening influence of "Old Sol" and the hope Inspiring views' of Rock river. • The matron, Miss Kane, is professionally at the head of the hospital.and Is a lady with qualifications well suited to forward its interests and success. Dixon has a just pride in this excellently equipped institution and from the number of patients already treated it bids fair to become self-supporting. It will be patronized by many who do not wish to pay the exorbitant rates of Chicago hospitals and, taking Into consideration UR management, good treatment and fair usage are assured. THE HIGH SCHOOL BOARD. . KeorgunlzBB nud Culls un Election to Issue .Bonds for May 1. The High School Board met last night at 5 o'clock and reorganized. Rev. E. brown was elected President and J, W. Alexander, Clerk. An election was called for May 1, at which time a proposition will be placed before the voters to issue bonds to the amount of 312,000, for the purpose of paying for the site for the buildings and a further issue of bonds, not to ex cee'd 828,000, to pay for the erection and furnishing of a suitable- building. The polls will be open from 2 'p., m. to 7 p. m. at the same places in which the late township elections were held, with two exceptions. In the First Precinct the voting will be in 0. E. WhWfl building, on East Fourth street.between Twelfth and Thirteenth avenue, and in the Brookfield block in Rock Falls. The judges and clerks at the differ ent polling places are as follows: First Precinct—W. M. Penrose and Samuel Gerhart.JudgesrC. E. Hoyt, Clerk, ' • •• . . Second Precinct—J, W. Niles and R. B. Stoddard, Judges; Walter Haskell, Clerk. . Third Precinct-H. S. Street and J. M. Goltman, Judges; Frank Walzer, Clerk. Fourth Precinct—Fred Klostermau and John Buyers, Judges; Fred Davis, Clerk, • Rock Falls-R. L. Atkins and T. D. Ro'setirook, Judges; A, M. Bacbeilor, Clerk. '•• ;';; GREENOUGH'S NEW BOAT. It U the Unud*ome«t Mow on the Hearing James Greenough has ..recently launched a finenew boat in fbe river that is a little nicer than anything of its Hind now floating in the water at Sttrllntr. It was built by the Spring Lake Company, from special plans furnished by Mr. Greeuough, It is nearly eUteen feet long and broad enough In the beam to be safe. A center board arrangement is provided whwi it is used as a anil-boat. ' The finieh is in hard wood, oiled, and brass, which it a very handsome appearance. —Speaking of the large .fancy peari buttons, with which the ladles will decorate their shirt waists during the coming summer, a prominent jeweler of this city said: "The pearl buttons made in tM$ oouatry are fully «p to the best produced from ttw» Frekoh fae lories. This industry is cosaparativttl/ to this country," A PRS-TTV TOUCH STORY. Ssm of « Rev. Sam Jones, the celebrated evan- has received the orders of mlghthood at Rome, Ga. The follow- ng report of his remarks at the banquet after receiving the Order of the Red Cross is taken from an exchange, and indicates the Templars endeavored X) get even with him: Zerubbabbel arose very deliberately, straightened himself", cast a reproach- fa! glance over the assemblage, and setting his jaws firmly .began to address them. After a few general remarks on the beautiful tenets of the great order, of which he had been a member, he proceeded to tell a story, suggested by his recent experiences. He said : •'When old Daniel refused to comply with the demands of his enemies, they began to threaten him with dire punishment. 'Look ahere, old feller.if you don't obey the orders of the king, we'll fling you into the lions' den,' they said, but they couldn't scare old Daniel. He realized that he had to choose between going to hell if he didn't do right, and being flung into a lion's den if he did. He was in a pretty bad predicament, I can tell you,but he didn't hesitate long. He told them that he was going to do just aa he had been doing, and that he didn't care a cent whether their old king liked it or not. So they yanked old Daniel up, and they f.odk him to the lions' den and they pitched him into it heels over head, and they said: 'Now, old feller, we've settled with you.' "But Daniel was not dismayed, and soon made himself at home among the lions. He gave them to understand that he was some lion himself. The lions' finished gnawing their bones and began to stietch themselves out for a ~ "Thn Old He Lion Lay Down in a nice clean place and looked at Daniel, aa much as to say, 'Here, Daniel, you come, lie down here, and put your head on my shaggy inane for a pillow.' Daniel did so, and the lions soon fell asleep, and all was quiet and peaceable as Daniel lay there with his, head pillowed on the lion's mane." The audience sat breathless while the speaker's face assumed a quizzical look, as If he were recalling his recent experiences. "As he lay there; looking toward the mouth of the den, old Daniel, no doubt thought of the choice he had made and how lucky he had been in following the dictates of his own conscience, and with a sigh of satisfaction, he ex* claimed: MV ell, this beats hell! 1 " : PROVED TO BE A DONATION. "Ladles Aid Social" Was n Surprise to ;-.-_~.;•:- 1COV. lincl Mrs. Duvls. The ladies of the First Methodist church sprung a pleasant surprise, in the way of an pld fashioned donation party, upon their pastor and his good wife Friday night. After the program had been rendered,- which had been ostensibly prepared for a social to be given by the Ladies' Aid Society, every one produced his or her gift which was in every case a package of groceries.. Pretty nearly everything to be found in provision stores was repre sented. _. ~~Mr7Davi8' grocery~biH will be npml nal for some time to come. The inten tion of the good people was kept from the knowledge of the pastor and the affair was a brilliant success, though tin was considerably mixed up for a few minutes. The Rev. G. C. Clark, Presiding Elder of the district, made a neat and witty speech which fitted the occasion admirably, and Mr. Davis replied with bis usual pithy utterances in which he expressed his astonish- CD ent and thanks most happily. There is certainly no minister in the city who enjoys a larger share of the confidence and love of his congregation than the Rev.Oasa Davis, All present on this occasion will long remember it with great pleasure. : IT IS A PRETTY LOVE STORY. "Alabama" Will Appear at the of Bluuic April 30. "Alabama," Agustus Thomas' great and most successful play.which will be presented by the Clement Balnbridge C impany at the Academy of Music Monday evening, April 26, is in the fifth year of its success, Each year the play has made a deeper impression on the people, until it looks as though it had become a standard American drama. Mr. Thomas has not aimed to do much in "Alabama" except iell a pretty love story, and show the American people that wnr is a thing of the past and:that love is stronger than sectional resuntment. Ha has shown, as bis lines iudic-ite, that sectional resentment is .eighteru years behind the times. He IIHH caused.the shunters of sectionalism on both sides of the Masou aod Dixon line to realize that there is a New South, and a younger generation that there is a New North aud younger generation; that they are al Americans, and those who da riot want to keep up with the procession have 'o go to the rear, You will miss a great treat if you do not see the beautiful pl.ty Monday eveuiug, Apri ft*. 106 W. Third St., Sterling, Illinois. I have a farm near Erie for sale that is a Bargain. 160 acres north of Round Grove for sale or exchange, Farms for sale and exchange near Sterling. Improved and unimproved City property for sale, and some to exchange for farms. Don't forget that I have farms in Nebraska and Kansas to exchange for City property. If you want to buy, sell or exchange anything, don't forget to call and see me. Q. A. OVER, Over'DIH Davis' Dry Goods House, Cor. Third St. and First Ave. Masury's R. R. Paints, In Paste and Liquid Form— The best in the world. Wall Paper and Window Shades* Very cheap .by '•'"•J. K. ESHLEMAN, Successor to Myers & Eshleman, ::.._-_iJ- 21 East Third Street, Sterling, Illinois. Insurance and Real Estate, "April YOU know the rest. We are still the Leaders in the Grocery Business* FRESH LETTUCE, RADISHES, SPINACH, STRAWBERRIES RECEIVED DAILY. Call and see what improvements we have made In the interior of our store. OVER&SEIDEL, THE CORRECT GROCERS. REAL ESTATE. Choice building lots In Court House block from $400 up. A nice new five room house near Third Ward School for 8000. Monthly payments, if desired. Good building lota with sewer and electric light, one block west of Third Ward Park, from $l|p.OO to $165.00. Lots and acre properties and nausea in Sterling and Rock Falls. Have a number on monthly payments—can be paid for as easy as paying rent. Farms in Whiteside, Ogle, Carroll and Lee counties. 481 acres of No. 1 land, good house, large bank barn, ail tillable land, foe 342.50 per acre. $2,000 cash, balance to suit purchaser. , 40 acres joining Rock Falls for $3,800. Will take town property as part pay. 240 acres two mllea from Sterling fca 855.CO per acre; good .improvements. 480 acres In Jackson county. This ta a fine farm. -What have you? §3,000 city property for stock of merchandise of any kind. Loans on Real Estate and Personal Notes; best of Security, In short, I can suit you in Sterling; or Rock Falls on an exchange any kind. Frank W. Walzer 3<3 Qalt House

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