Sterling Standard from Sterling, Illinois on April 29, 1897 · Page 3
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Sterling Standard from Sterling, Illinois · Page 3

Sterling, Illinois
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Thursday, April 29, 1897
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• n i 'i iii •" ' If !« ( \ Jilf i lt fhftfi jf eteh, John Beales. _ ffi«hwBT»-W, JR. Oartti, J' Jk Ifciirttee, N, McKlnzle, ~- -";.-. ::- ---: - --••: SOOK PA.t,LS OFFIOKR8. ... ia. • • • E Flra Department—A, 0, Stanley. "B««r—w, 0. Holfcrook. f.B.L.»ow, corner. ~)Hf*tW«d,B,E. Weteell, H. W, "Qd W»nJ, John Dlckson, B, H. ward, A. B. Goodell. >. A. Ma* It- Attorney i. J.W. WKXTH. > . H. L. BHJCLDOK. ,"."".• fc WHITE & BHKLBOK, at Law, V. MoneyXotned on Beal Estate. ' Ed Currier baa a very eick 'hereout his farm, three miles south ot town, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Sherwood spent Sunday with relatives la Lyndon. / Mies Nettie Cole has gone .to Lyndon to be absent a'couple of weeks. She la sewing there. ^ , . . A ghost la clsimed to have bseh the Sbabbona f rsigbt, whleh Doc Boynton tans oat of Book Fells each night, last Wednesday night near Araboy, , if not a ghost, what was It? It seems that about a year ago, Engineer Vandenrenter, who at present rBfifBfitthft day ffsfght-to Sbabbdnft from Bock Falls, etrack and killed an old man not a great ways from Amboy. All has been serene, there until Wednesday night of this week. Samuel EltriDgham, engineer of Doc's freight, and Tom Hurley, the fireman, saw a man struck at that point about 9 o'clock by their engine. Sam stopped the train as soon as possible and with lanterns a search was made for the mangled remains of the unfortunate marv Nothing, hqwfeyer, was found. Ihe most diligent search failed to' discover anything which would lead one to suppose that a man had been struck and run over. Someone happened to think of the man who was run over at that point a year ago , and . killed. It was then set down by some to be the 'ghost of the killed man. Ghost or no. ghoat, the circamstances are very peculiar concerning the case. : • RUNAWAY BOYS. ing for a few days with her daughter, ' Mrs.. L. I. Bush. ' A year ago, this time , found the ' weather very hot and as much ice was used then as any time during the eum- ' " ' , ' Mrs. A. T. Qlassburn, of Tampico, is vlaitlng her sister, Mrs. H. L. Sheldon. Mrs. Glassbarn is accompanied by her son, Vcrnbn. V , . There will be another meeting in Woodmen Hall, Montmorency, of the Boyal Neighbors, a week from next Saturday night. J, S. Brown has sold to J, 8. Sparks his 'whole batch of tame hay. The hay ia. being baled and will be shipped to metropolitan markets. :; " . : &. Grandma Halatead, of Hahnaman, is |pendlnff a week or two In Bock Falls at th§ hoTDQe^f"hlBfTlaughte^in4aW7 Mrs, Martha Halstead, and family. Mr.' and Mrs. David Anderson, of jing", and Mrs. B. ^Anderson, of rprdan,_ spent Tuesday, with their friendsr Mr. and Mrs, ]D. Underwodd.of Dlxon avenne,. . ; ' . . •*'•'•• .'-• '•• ,'' . . Charles Staples received an appoint' roent last night from the Government to carry the mail from Rock Falls and ) Sterling. There will be four trips per twenty-four hourp. This la the place made vacant by the death of Wallace Mann. ^ .-'.!••- ••••' ''..• ••'. • ^ • •_-'., , . Owing to the fact that Mrs.Theodore • Frank, of the Golder school, will not ; Will not serve as Director as elected; ; there, will be another election ' accbrdi ,Ing to-lawVneit; Saturday betweercthe ''hours of 1 and 3 o'clock .in , the after' Bat They nre Discovered and Brought Back by Whip Persuader*. The two sons of Henry Dossier, of Montmorency, aged eleven and fourteen years, took it into their heads to runaway from home a few nights ago, They became dissatisfied with the com- and struck out In the cold world. ' It waa a cold world to them, for one night sleeping in the cold air of the cold world somewhat changed their minds. They meandered back to the old farm and were seen by neighbors skulking hither and thither during the day among the copse and hedges of the farm. Their father was told and on a horse he ran down the would be runaways and at the end of a good stiff whip coaxed them home, where their experience with the dreary world is expected to end. _ -v, •• • TO BE WEDDED THURSDAY. Ixs The boys of • the Montmorency Gun •/•••Club wish to nave a gentle hint given itp Will McNeil, one of the club's b«Bt members, that all the boys are expect-> ;in'g a box of cigars at the next shoot, on account of the new girl . born a iw days ago at his place. , John Heckjnan, of Stones, has a very sore right hand, ; He was dehorning that batch of steers which Herman Sturtz bought in lowa.and had shipped ' whea one got in his horns between ohn's fingers and ripped up the flesh along distance. -It has" been a very nful wound. '.' ; ' '"'.. and Mrs. Wallaoe BJxby, of ;jyndou,and other relatives spent Tues' with friends in thla city. They enroute for hpme from x Arnboy, they had been to attend the funeral service of one of their donnec- t$on, Mr, Hill. While here they Btpp- with Mrs, Swarthout nn«l at C. L, ' ' ' Ethel B. Scovllle and Frank Blythe to { , Married In Chlcaeo. The marriage of Mies Ethel Blanche Scovllle and Frank Ely the will take ptace -In -Chicago -Thursday _ofi_thi8 week. Miss Ethel Is the eldest daughter of Mr.,and Mrs. A. L. Scovllle of- this city arid has many warm friends here, where ehe has always lived with- 4n-the_pa8t-year-or-two^SheJflBl&yely girl and the young man who has won her heart and band has a prize. Mr. Ely the is an excellent young man, has a good position with a large jewelry house in the city. ' : The ceremony will be performed by Bev. Flack,who used to be one of Sterling's pastors pf the Methodist church, and who is acquainted with the bride. Miss Mabel Scovllle". went 'to' Chicago to stay a week and be present, at the wedding of her sister; ; ; £" Those pupils from the ungraded ' school, who took the county final ex. i la Sterling two : weeks ago, i not beard yet whether they have ased or not. There were 169 of them ; takes some time to look all of the pa- ifor that number over, although iCounty Superintendent has nix aa- inte. The corps of helper? are : QB hard, as they can-> , > M*f. .Frank SpringQeld, i visiting three weeks with rela- She Is making her headquarters i with her nephew, Jack Grady, on May Mrs. Flemmlug lived in Bter- • twenty jears ago, when she waa Qrady. Her husband wae the House janitor under Gfov., lifer. i "my uscle is a eUH 'Irish lie, aadwhenan Irishman Is a @tlf a.mlglity.iitjfoBg on a of »-FlTe"Y«Br-Oiar~~ • To several children a number, of tickets were given Thursday morning to sell for the supper at the Coogrega- tibnal church In the evening. Annie, the little flve-year-oldi gjrl of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Houstpn, got a half dozen Bomehow and struc^ off down town to aell those tickets, Hermother,mls8lng her, instituted a search and found her in the business part of the city at work with the air of one much older. She bad disposed' of five tickets and had the right change for the price of them. This was a great deal better than was done by many older ones. The little girl will certainly make a, business women, •. ;',." : '*' . .,.''... : • .• .• • ~'.t"' '.'.'••"' u —11. . { ' ' ,' .: ,'/./_' ;V Bit by B Dog-, ,';. .• .„•'•• The twb.-year-Dld.giri of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Bilmier was bitten by a . neighbor's dog Wednesday afternoon. The dog was gnawing at a bone when the little child endeavored to take it away from him. -This dog, as well as moet any dog woqld do, resented the action and grabbed at the girl's face making an ugly wound In the left cheek, tearing the flesh loose to the bone in one f>lace. The whole side, of the face was badly lacerated by tbe 4P8 < 8 teeth. Dr. E. Franc Morrill was called and dressed the wounds. The child is getting along as nicely as can be expected. .1 .:: wiuter Whuut .There, are thousands of acres of winter wheat being turned over and will bo planted into corn instead. The winter weather has beerjfpo severe for that cereal. There . are thousands of acres of it killed inside of a radius of fifteen milea of Book Falls. Warren Murray saya that within a . short distance of hla place there are 800 acres killed, W. H. Middaugh alone has one hundred acres killed. The farmers sowed much of it last fall. • Mrs, ,8/AI, . <l osa hsr weifk'B visife la OM()ag TAXATiON-tHE FUNDAMENTAL QUESTION. FAJHKB*—M *»u fits E«S twsit* jwer S»*A*r»AJ£B MRltaJtt fend SWmlS fO A flhost Stmcfc By the Sh»bbon« FVe Igh -, •w, B. Brwn. •AdamBlrowtu • o« ttw Te*e«-B, Winter*, JoJsft SB * ss ** iWHBa $*wa*&>?fefca«*si%$^*!i8fis!*MB«3J»^n^ By FrRdiyrfelc M, Cronflea, )Pnt>Uo JUlbr*- rlsn, Pt, Ix>nl». IL Thesa valtzes are talnes of land (business sites and residence sites) and fran- chisea These values ft*e not created by any individual or by any hundred individuals, but by the aggregation of 600,000 or 2,000,000 or 4,000,000 or 70,000,000 people in & given locality, Ev~''""' Carrier in St. Loaiu helps to mafco the comer of Fifth and Olive worth $8,000 or $4,060 a front foot Let everybody leave St. Louis bat the 25,000 people Vfho own the land, and ,how rnnch would corner lots be worth? Every worthy inhabitant of the United States (and especially those who live on Manhattan Island) helps to make land in the heart of New York -worth $15,000,000 an acre. It' would have been worth just as much if _John Jacob Aster and all his descendants had never lived. : Now, then, since revenues are ne'eded for the support of tho government, and sinco tho government is for and, of all,' why not render to it that value -which Is created by all — by tho people as a whole? Is it statesmanship, is it good policy, ia it sound pconomics, is it common sense to devise a cumbrous, complicated, admittedly inequitable and Impracticable (and therefore constantly changing) fiscal schema for mulcting every industrious individual of a portion of his earnings, when here is avast fund of value which no individual created x>r could create,' which grows, ^ari passu with the growth, of the community that creates It and which is sufficient for all tho expenses of government — national, state and municipal? _ By this time I-fancy Boma_of- yon_ato- laying-to— yourBolvcSr-i-'Is-thiB-what^lio calla tho fundamental question?" If I had known wo were to discuss methods of taxation, I wouldn't have como. fie patient. This is only a prelude, but it leads up to tho themo and aids in interpreting its significance. Lot ns continue a little further. • . . • . Politics and Economics. , . From a practical point of view all must admit that taxes are ono of the most important things in the -world. On tho efficiency and justice of its system of taxation depends, to no small extent, the welfare of the people and the progress of the nation., Unjust taxation caused the four great revolutions of modern history. It is now more important than n't any past time. Politics now consists ' chiefly of economics,, dud economics shades off into sociology, which, of course, involves ethics. 'In whatever light you look at it, the prevailing system of taxation is bad. In politics it is the shuttlecock with which parties play at tho expense of the business interests of tho country. It fosters a contempt for law because it consists of a mass of laws that cannot be enforced. In economics it impedes production' .and renders dis- tributiou inequitable. lu ethics it lowers the national conscience, favors the rich and the dishonest and leads to wholesale lying and perjury. It finds its root in a false principle in economics and sociol- ogy—viz, the private ownership of land. It must find its remedy in the rejection of this false doctrine. To state the problem in the proper order, tho ills that society is suffering come, more than from any other source, from the private ownership of laud, and tho remedy consists in taking .for the benefit of the community those values that are created by the community as a -whole and leaving to eaoliiudividual all the fruits of his own labor..-:. '. •."""" i T ..... •~ T ~~ 7 i I have, siu'd that private ownership of loud is the chief cause of tho evils that afflict society. It is the direct and efficient cause of nine- tenths of our ecc- nomio ills, and economic maladjustment is the cause, direct or indirect, of the greater part of the poverty and suffering, the crime and degradation in the world. ; ~ Scientific Taxation. When a scientific man desires to find the oause of a phenomenon, he searches for a constant factor. A chemist will not attribute a certain reaction to chlorine if he finds it occurs when that element is absent. So, in seeking to explain the constantly recurring economic phenomenon of hard times, it will not do to attribute it to the form of government, for it appears under all forms of government, or to high tariff or to low tariff, for there have beea periods of dia- trese under all kinds of tariff, nor can we hope to find a preventive in bimetallism or either form of monometallism, eiuce hard times have come upon the world under every monetary system. To digress for: a moment, has it eve* occurred to you that for tbe great inasa of mankind it ia always ban} times? They are always bard pushed for money to pay the rent and to buy food and clothes. It ia only when the pinch reaches tho merchants and manufacturers and bankers that we hear of hard ir In! • i '• ftvr tn)i {„, n , poor. If is pin in. (hat tsrxlrr onr prf.-wiit STFten the many cat) labor for a living only by permission of thr>. few. THE NEW BIBLE AND ITS NEW USES. Tho last, ten years have witnessed a revolution or cvolntion in regard to Bible study.. In many respects it may be truly said that wa have a new Bible, This King James version was translated under difficulties. , The exacting conditions of the king and chnrch and the imperfect condition of the text made an accurate translation impossible. The scholarship of'the time w^~poOT ( ~andT ;the civilizations to which the Bible belonged were not well known. The *e- Vteted version of 1881 waa hampered by a superstitious and ignorant conservatism nnd a slavish desire to make it as much like King James' version as possible. All this was unsatisfactory to the ablest and most earnest Biblical critics. This dissatisfaction expressed itself in many monographs by such able men as Wellhausen, Driver, Oheyne, Kittel, Toy and Briggs. These works, while very able, were confined to single books or phases of the Bible. . ' sit was desirable to have a Bible translation free from crudities and tho most thoroughgoing that could bo had. Let the facts speak for themselves. The people were in darkness about thd groat' advancement. One noble scholar determined to make nn effort to publish a Bible that embodied the highest results of learning, that tnen everywhere might khow the facts as they are. Another excellent scholar, knowing that the Bible is a literature, that as such it must bo studied and understood, is publishing the Old Testament from this viewpoint, - Moulton's Modern Reader's Bible io a work that is destined to aid in creating an epoch in Bible study. The volumes are small, neat nnd compact Each one has an introduction and at tho end explanatory notes that really explain. The text is in two kinds of type, tho largcrjdxing-thocontinuous- Tf- y«-»r. 1'h* successful b«»}t»wj in "ft? *r?H j>» trith a high-grade tnftfhin** Ihfp.i s l a j>opnl%r price, fttid patee Bteyci«s f!!f tits t»ifi, Th^y bare all Q^~ to-date improvements, n»rro?? tread, Jurge bslte, interest elstop and adnstment of bsntiie-bSF, thoro«g h moforee- racists, beantifol finish Jn fire colors and are &lisolat*ly guaranteed. Li«t $60.00. Tsatfetns f soo.oo. WRITE FOR CATALOGUE AN0 TfiRMS TO AQfiNTS. Peoria Rubber & Mfg. Co.* • ' ** THE STERLING STANDARD, Job Printing •** Book Binding. ^ •There must, then, be a constant factor thatqausea this social phenomenon that is observed iu monarchies and republiqs, in high tariff imd free trade countries, iu silver counjtriea and gold countries and bimetallic countries, and most of all iu the great ceiitera of civilization. What is this cause that thus operates in old countries like England and recently settled countries like New Zealand? It is—it oau be nothing else — the private ownership of land. Without lesorfc to experience and observation w'e caa see, a' priori,!, that such aa effect aaturally follows from such ft cause. For all production ia w the last analysis*, t&e»»at of labor applied to iaad. If, therefore, natty Iwrier in placed !•*- narfativeloKl the smaller tho genealogies, eta Hero is an illustration taken from Genesis: "And Noah lived after the flood'860 years. And all the days of Noah were 950, and he died." Now those uro tho generations of tho sons of,. Noah: Bhcm, Hum and Jnphoth. Ono can road tho larger typo narrative nnd get a continuous history of tho Jews in Bible language. . The other movement to which reference has been made is tho polychrome Bible, under tho directorship of Dr. Paul Haupt of Johns Hopkins university. This work is in two editions—tho one which furnishes a .correct' Hebrew .text—i. e., as correct as tho advancement of textual criticism will admit; the other is an English translation, with introduction and notes. Each-book is under the editorship of a specialist. This will bo at once the most thoroughgoing and able edition of ,the English Biile and will have a marked influence in reviving a study of the Bible, now obsolete among the people, and in modifying to no small extent the current conservative views of the Bible. To give one-instance of modification, that fine passage in_ Job'which reads in the old version, 4 ,'I know that my redeemer live.tb," now reads, "I know that my avenger liyeth." This is a clear loss in sentiment, but a great gain in accuracy, and we must, be accurate, cost what it may. { • . . . . • THE HIG'HER DUTY OF OFFICERS. The officers of a state (and I include all public officers in tho phrase) ought to exercise the most scrupulous. justice toward the people, who elect and feed them. For the most,part they are careless about this very matter. Most injustice is found in financial affaire, and here the most care'sh6uld.bTusedr During the last two years prices have steadily declined and business has decreased. Only about one-fiftieth of-' J per cent of the business element of the country has made money. Farmers, laborers, .etc., have bad smaller incomes. But during all this tirhe our officers have drawn their regular salaries, showing that they were not willing to share the burdens of depression, and hence not fully competent for the positions they held. This greed even pervades the ranks of the clergy. How many of them have voluntarily reduced their salaries? One of them said to me, "I intend to have my money," and ,this. in . the face of dire poverty in the community in which ho lived. , If, during^ these days of poverty and hunger and nakedness, some one man would propose to reduce his income one- half, the country would be electrified. . We should begin to agitate for an adjustable law by -which all officers'.salaries are proportioned to the income of the people. We have no right to set apart a favored few who shall be the recipients of special privileges. Even now, while men orohungry, the governor" of one state—-u state that ia in debt— asks for $80,000 for repairing his mansion. Has such a man r any patriotism other than that of greed and pride? , If he should offer to give half of his salary to the poor in wages, how the people would rally all over that state and feel that ono man among them, .was truly noblel : , . The same pole should apply to officers in corporations, to physicians,Jawyers and all other- persons who earn wSges. Work Unexcelled. . Prices Reasonable. Office Thoroughly Equipped for all Classes of Work, the Sterling Standard, Sterling, His. HERE WEjARE! * . '.„"'•-! Real Estate For Sale or Trade, eooooeeoeooeoooo EMUMLANILCOtLECTJONS. A FEW OF MY BARGAINS. 80 acres, 2 miles-north of Sterling ; a bonanza. 90 acres, west of Rock Falls, well improved ; at a very low figure. A number of choice dwellings in Sterling and Eock Falls. Five good farms in Iowa, well located and improved, at a very low figure. • . » A number of choice "Western farms, some improved. E.B.SPEAR, Over E. D. Davis' Store. Cor. First Ave. and Third St. THREE DAYS Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. Mr, John Brisben Walker claims that we failed to catch his full meaning in our'previous .comment upon his article favoring the interconvertible bond proposition. Mr. Walker would retire from, circulation all forms of paper currency, substituting In their place a new issue of lo^al tender notes of the United States (greenbacks). These notes ' he would sinks interchangeable with government bonds teayjiug a low rate, of iatereat. Pnd«?r this eystom all oiroolating notes would N issued by toe government di- and the national be Organdies, Swiss Mull, Corded Dimities, Lappet Mulls, Joshino Laces, 1 Scotch Lawns. lOo Goods for 5o, 12o Goods for Bo; 15c Goods for 1 Go- 25c Goods for 15c. 85q Goods-for 8Qc You must see t&ese goods to appreciate the ciaiaty designs and colors- All the latest fads. Shirt Waists °^ L front asc up Spring Capes and Jackets, * -. Ready-made Skhta j. H

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