Sterling Standard from Sterling, Illinois on April 29, 1897 · Page 15
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Sterling Standard from Sterling, Illinois · Page 15

Sterling, Illinois
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Thursday, April 29, 1897
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F?* M %w 'j-s- '*" %?* tff ! f, Wf, jt**$ With oat 3 o'clock Th«rf day ftf ternoon Borris, a young son of Green , of Book Falls, #hile hooting in FeaaiDgton's Grove, found the body of ft dead man. He at once notified the neighbors and- last-evening they word Into the city-to Officer who notified Coroner Baird at •Itonteoa. " Mr. Balrd came to the city, this morning and empanelled the fol- ywing jary: J, W. Alexander ,Foreman; ;,<3»A.t!lsrk,0el Gould, J.M. t>ietz,M, D. f .John and B. S. Guffln. A conveyance &VM procured and the jury left at 8 s^Veioek to investigate the matter. The |"'ae&a man was found lying on his face, $$• Within about twenty rods of the Jordan Inline. He was dressed in good clothes, Hgbt colored overcoat, black coat dTesVstripped pants," number six and number seven rubbers; he t WM flve.foot four inches in height. UrTdertaker Bichtmyer made an examination of the body and found numerous articles, such as a man usually carries with him.. In a long .pocket book were some cards, which indicate that the dead man was George ^Gnnthar, a young fellow about Cwenty-flve years of age, who has worked [around at farming, He bad t ht hair.cut short, a small moustache d wore & plush cap. When the body was turned over, a thirty-two caliber revolver" with , two empty chambers was found tightly clasped in the right ,%and, giving evidence that the case Tvas otfe of anioide. .The huUet_wounds ,'were in the head, . • r_l,The jury theT city and ^Undertaker-Bichtmyer^ brought- the in. The inquest was held at Jus- Alexaader's office.' Herman Belske waa the first witness and remembered ;fleeing George Gunther about the 'i.tenth of March going past his residence. Ho called to him and was told that he going to Ott6 Leila's and "would back that af ternoou and go to Dixon. Beiske was sure tha^t the body i\'W8thatof George Gunther. He has •*t!? -'known him eight or nine yeara. . I*" 'Nicbolaa May testified that George jf/ICkinther came to his boarding house on j. tthe first of- March and left on the tenth, pj-, owing him three days' board. He left !>' « fcrtink. May had known Gunther for |j? "«e ( veral years. " Wh«n he loft, be said ; s$'.rth'atbe was going. out to a.farmer's to ||*,!^et some money. ' He was a nice, quiet ' ' ' |» Otto Leitz, Of Jordon, said 'that he j-rbad aeon the body, and from the clothes |^-.,and-general appearance, should recog- *'%'nize it as George' Gunther, who 1 had .worked for him for two years'seven or ; eight years ago. . '', March, 11 ' said he. "He came to my l:- v jplace about 10 o'clock in the morulhg - left about 3 o'clock in the after- He said, he was looking for P '.work and.waa 'broke,'but was jollyand r ' seemed in good spirits. I wanted him *M» stay over night, but^he said that he « l^ad promised Mr. May to be back that evening and did-not want .to diaap- f point him. Ho'was the best hand I ^ver iiad. . I found a place for hjm and f called at Mr, May's several times, but f could not find him.". ; > £ »'/3Fred C. Stubbe recognized the dead *?^nan, as George Guntber. He haa :4ltoown him several' years, A. Klcht; jfc aayer testified to finding the body, its ^ position as described and the articles .•Itound on the person. '"" Tbe trunte left at Mr, May's was ^,-ought before the jury and tbe key, Ifound on the dead man, opened it. It filled with go6d clothing >nd n pthtr articles, among which several photographs. •'..." •r,, T ," The jury rendered a-verdlct that the iLiteeeaBtJHi was XJeorge Gunther, and that he came to his death by two. gun wounds in the head, and that it a caae of suicide, IWGRAHAMDGOES SOUTH. K«lyo« to. Turn the Tables WU Wlnttern of »'u»t Soan"fi». Clayton C. Ingraham, of Dixon, aod , p, Kennedy, io. company with W '. B^iobridge as trainer, left for Savannah, Ga., Wednesday to prepare for ie national circuit bicycle season. 'h'ey will start riding at once apd will iifcely be members of tbe team that la to handle in the big country. Kennedy *ls at who has been prominent foi sereral seasons, • l>a>T« Sehtefer* reliea on Ingraham aad a few others to turn, the tables on men who have, carried off the hoa of the national circuit during the t -three seasons, Ingraham \v es at Sprjiugfleld and Louisville and b&en counted oa is one of tbe most of the young brigade. "Pee- Will ba gem Io the colora of the ,^-,^0 Cycilitg club., while Kennedy l» lUloQis 1 »tar repreaentstlvs on »- e-r 114^ 11* i ^ ]r%M to ftftetno.jTi at 1 o'clock in , As annofitiesd in yeetetday'8 STANCAP.B, Gilbert Rogers, of Froph- etstown, was elected Chairman of the Board. Mr. Bog ar» Wts the unanimou3 choice of tha Superviaora present. Among other ffiftttert of business of mporta*jce,th« following Grand Jurors for the next term of the Circuit Court were chosen: Jordan, Williftm fl. Rnnk. ''' Thomas. : . ' Coloma, Alex J. McHeil. Montmorency, Charles Sturtz, Hopkins, David Pittman. Genesee, Gerhard Dirks. Mt. Pleasant, irvla D. Woodford. Lyndon, flenry C. Helms, Prophetstown, Charles J, Warner, Portland, John J. Guild. Fenton, James A. Meighan, ' Union Grove, Robert L.-Hulett. ' UBtick, Samuel L. Murphy, ________ _____ :_•. Gardehplain;; Mark D. Bur ghart. '-^ • Newton, Alexander P, Thompson. Erie, Robert L. Bur chell. 'Albany, Martin Jencks. • Hahnaman, Francis O'Nell. Tamplco, Charlea Cleveland. Hume, Watson Yandemark. Clyde, Myron C.Uump. . Fulton, W. A. Stertzman. • • '• Provision was made for the appointment of a new standing committee- Printing and Supplies, and a committee wan named whose duty it shall be to solicit bids for medical services at the County Farm and at the jail. The appointments of the regular committees were made today. Seats were drawn by lot Wednesday afternoon. On account of their long service on the Board, Supervisors J3atcheller.BadJ)&T.lQe l nere.giv.en_thelr choice of-oeatsrrltf thetlrawrMrrllen dricks, of Sterling, drew the first number, v : '\ ' • ' .-ce. " , THE REVISED VERSION Some Sound Advlco for Bad Hoys Who S^noke Olearottes. The revised version is a follows: "My son, follow not In the footsteps of the loafer, and make no example' of him whoMs born tired, for verily I say to you their business is overstocked, the seats in the corners are all taken and the whittling places are' occupied. It is better to saw wood at two bits a cord than to whittle in a lodQng match and CUBS the government.' My son, while thou hast left in thy. skull the sense of a jaybird, break away from the cigarette habit, for Io, 'thy breath stinketh like a glue factory, and thy whole-appearance-iB-lesr-intelligen<r thau a store dummy. Yea, thou art a cipher with the rim knocked off." THE HIGH SCHOOL. A row Remark Auent tho Coining Election to Issue Boudft One week from today the voters are called upon to grant authority to the Township Board of Education to issue bonds to the aggregate amount of $40,000, for the purpose of purchasing grounds and erecting a suitable building for High School" purposes. It is a matter that concerns every voter, who wants to do the most for himself and family, and has long oince been dem bnstrated that it IB- the cheapest and best for all concerned. The question of whether or not we shall have a High School has been passed upon and that question ~ls out of the way. The remaining question is the one just noted. -None'of the bonds are payable for five yeara and tbe entire amount asked for is. issued, th« series will run for twelve years and no one certainly can object to that, {t is certainly much better than levying *a ta? and collecting it in one or two years, as we understand the Board has the authority to make ft' levy for the purpose mentioned in the election call. In that case it is. surely better to have alougtime bond-iwUh a low rate of interest—than -to have a tax levy and pay tbe entire amount ip a'year or two. Let the voters think this over. . , ' • •... • ' ••'•.' • ANON. DEATH OF ANDREW KITEL. Fussed Awuy at lii» Home Thunday Andrew Kitel died at his home on West Fourth street Thursday .evening at 7:30 o'clock. Mr. Kitel was born in Ma^fachuetts, June 14,1836. He was married to Hannah L. Lee at North Berlin, N« Y., tfov. 8, 1861. About three years ago he suffered a stroke of apoplexy and haa been a great sufferer ever since. Through it all he was ever patient, He leaves a wife to mourn his death; _____ . The North-Western- Line (0. St. P. M & O. B'y) has over 400,000 acres of land for sale iu,Northfirn Wisconsin at very low prices and oa easy terms. Laud seekers' excursion tickets on eal@ Aprl 20, May 4 and 18, at yei-y low ra.tea. For particulars laquire of nearest ticket egant, atid for maps, deacriytive of G. W, B8J1, Again the members of the Congregational church have come to the front, The concert given by the choir Friday evening was a triumph of amateur music and it will be long talked of by ihose who heard it. A large CTowd gathered at the church to hear the music and there Twas not oue who did not feel well repaid for attending. Every number on the program was heartily applauded arid the musicians are well satisfied with the reception their efforts were accorded The entertainment consisted of a repetition of the music rendered both morning and evening at the Easter services, with the addition of a number of solos. ' The program opened with an Overture byThe¥rchG8t^ IB 'com jpose3~of The ~f6ilowin{p gentlemen: B. B. Hull, John Prestln, Jacob Hitzelberger, Leonard Isaacson, Fred Forbes and Charles Ives. It is one of the best organizations of the kind that has ever been gotten together in this city, and it is to be hoped that the gentlemen will eee fit to keep together and make the orchestra a permanent musical feature of Sterling. The selection was excellently rendered, the' organ accompaniment bringing out the parts to the beat advantage. Another selection was played later in. the evening, which though of an entirely different character, was fully as highly enjoyed as the flrst. The second and last numbers were hymns, sung by the choir with the full orchestra accompaniment. "Lift »<$ MUSIC FRiDAY. tlhsras T»? tl** Chotr ftftrt — Sj»l«!n<H<l Vocal fl»!oi» Enjoyed— goto* . for the Tro«jl»nni> otfdls J?f*i*«nt. _ "Calma," the second. Boti wore tune-" f ul and enjoyable. The latter' was sung with the audience standing, ~ "Christ the Lord is Risen Today," was sung by Miss Ella Richards. The magnificent solo was splendidly rendered. Miss Richards was in good voice and the diflicult passages were sung with the artistic skill which . always characterizes Miss Richards work. The effort was vigorously ap' plauded. . : '_ ; This was followed by a clarinet solo by John Prestln. Mr. Prestin has long held an enviable rank among the'plav era on that instrument in this city' and he fully sustained the excellent reputation in his efforts of Friday evening. His execution "was clean and he plays with fifae feeling. The selection wasj^serenade,_by Fleissner, and it ' ""' _ ; Probably the most enjoyable num hers of the' evening were the two an thems sung by the choir, with the assistance of the orchestra. Both are grand— eomposition8-and-many_prO: nounce their rendition the best amateur work ever listened to in this city.' The choir is composed of twenty voices, all well drilled and blending admirably. For this occasion Miss Richards gave her voice, which added greatly to the effect of the music. In the anthems there were solos by Miss Georgianna Elliott, Mrs. Osterhoudt and Miss Richards, All were good. Miss Elliott, who has appeared before tho public a number of times "recently, , has thoroughly established herself among the musicians of the city. Sterling has fallen in love with her voice; she has scored a "hit" and her efforts in the future will be looked forward to with a great deal of pleasure. • . The trombone solo, by Fred Forbes, was an enjoyable number. Mr, Forbes playe with excellent feeling and pro duces a fine tone. His selection was well chosen and was gratifying to his hearers, v One of the bast organ voluntaries ever heard in Sterling was rendered by Miss'Leah Sprinkel. The effort was something of UBurprise.inasmuchaaits character was different from anything Misa Sprinkel has ever given. The full power of the organ was brought into play and the piece, though difli- cult, was admirably executed, Miss Stella Birdsall gaye a clever reading of "The Organ Builder." The nature of the piece is rather mournful, but it was well given. Miss Blrdsall has often appeared before Sterling audiences and she never fails to please. Her enunciation is good and the voice and gestures equal to tho demands ol the occasion. Her appearance is graceful and easy. The vocal eolo by Led Philips -was an enjoyable number. The selection, a hymn, was pretty and was i excellently eung, Mr, Philip?' voice is soft and eweet and his efforts always delight his audience. The last 'solo of the evening WAS sung by Mrs. Paul T, Gait, "The Besurec- tion," by Balden, was the selection. It was, of course, excellently given and WHS one of ttit best numbers of the evening, The concert was an eminent success thrpughcmt ujsd the members of the Congregational church are to be congratulated upon their goqd work. The large sudienc* was well pleased and gave evidence of the fact during the fe?eoiog. 4 BWrt mm wfti tsfeea, which will go UHo the church fuod, rt on trial st Clinton for the rnnrd^r of Miss Kiel, has been declared fttiitj of tmirder in the first degres and sen- teaced to the State Penitentiary at Aaimosa for life. He will be put in ;he hard labor department. Th» verdict was reached at 8;15 Fridan night, the jury having been out ;wenty- eight bouts, Between S575 and $00 ballots were taken. The two mem- sera of the jury who had been against .he hanging hung out until they gained their point,— When the gentleman who wp IB favor of the iscqaittat of'ihs prisoner agreed to the life sentence, ;he ten In favor of hanging agreed at once to the compromise. After the rendering of the verdict the prisoner was taken over to the Court room by Sheriff Hudson and the sentence was read by Judge Waterman. The reading never phased him, and in ten minutes after he was taken back to his cell, he wasjound asleep. Eckerlebe has accepted the sentence, but it is probable that it jrtlljnot go into Mi fecMof aeveral ^days, owing- to nome talk of appeal. It is generally thought however, that no appeal will be taken. The verdict is generally satisfactory to the people of Clinton. Attorneys S. W. Ellis, of Clinton, .and A. T. Glbbs, of Dubuque, were for Eckerjebe and D. A. Wynkoop, of Clinton, and C. H. George, of Maquoketa, for the State. , OUR ml 1 detirer promptly to any part of th« e!*f. the best la the market, BnttormiUc . turf s FOUND DRUNK AND BLEEDING Man From Barstow In a Bud Plight In an • Alley. • _; ....„•..•'•' A man who gave his name as J. A, Day, from Barstow, was found Friday evening about 9 o'clock in the rear of Frank Herman's saloon on F"irst avenue, with a long, deep gash cut in his right cheek, from which the blood was rapidly flowing. • He was in a stupidly drunken condition and unable to help himself. George Herman, who found the man, assisted him to his'feet and took"him to Dr. Frank Anthony, who discovered that assmall artery had been cut, which accounted for the rapid loss of blood. The .doctor stopped the flow and dressed the wound, after which he turned the man over to Ofil- cer Gould, who locked him up, after taking' two bottles of alcohol from Day's pockets, A piece of broken crockery, found where the man was lying, is thought to have been the cause of .the injury. It is supposed that Day was wandering around in the yard and fell upon it. He was allowed to depart this morning minus his "white line." DENVER WOMAN'S CLUB. Sketch of the Recording Secretary, Sirs, S. ..... 8. Kehr. - r— — •The Denver Dally N6ws of April 18th in giving an account of the annual meeting of the Woman's Club has the following in which our readers will be interested: ~ ~~~ Recording Secretary, Mrs. S. S. Kehr has lived but four years in Denver, coming hither from Sterling, 111. She is the wife of aHomeopathic physician, and resides at 1153 York street. Mrs. Kehr is noted for her proficiency in parliamentary usuage. She was a member of Mrs, Strickland's earlier classes and afterwards taught classes in that branch herself. She has been the permanent secretary of the parliamentary auxiliary of the Woman's club and has done much to carry on its work. She is a member of the art and literary department, in which she has made several pleasant talks during the year. Her paper on "Murlllo" was es peclally fine, and she has been asked to repeat it many times elsewhere. She is a member of the Woman's Homeo pathlc Hospital club.. HAD THE FIVER FRAMED. Miss Carrie'Get tie the Owner of u Unique Mural Ornament. It 'happened this way: Postmaster John R. Johnson and Miss Carrie Gettel, Ihe stenographer for Frank Walzer, made a wager of five dollars regarding the election, in which the latter was the loser! -When all returns were in, Miss Gettel duly presented the fiver to Mr. Johnson, and considered the matter settled. This morning, however, she was surprised to receive .a neat package, which, upon opening, she found to contain the identical V she had paid to the Postmaster, hand somely framed and matted. Mies Gettel wilt give this souvenir a prominent place on the walls of her home and she solemnly declares she will never spend it^no matter how "broke" she may be. •> For more than a hundred years the Shakers have beeu studying the remedial properties of plants. They have made many discoveries,but their greatest achievement was made last year. It la a.cordial that contains already digested food and is a digester of food. Itia effective in removing distress after eating.aud creates an appetite for more food so that eating becomes a pleasure. Pale, thin people become plump and healthy under its use. It arrests tba wasting of consumption. "• * There never has been such u step fort ward in the cure of indigestion as this Shaker Cordial. Your druggist will be glad to give you a little book deaorlp tive of the product. Give tUe liable*.LaxoJ, ^bich Is Castor Oil B&ade ua palatably as honey. fish for sport or profit, yon will find the finest, largest and cheapest. Hn« of Fishing TsckSe in the county at.../B* J. Felgley & Son's, 309 Locust St., Sterling, IIL 1 have a farm near Erie for sale that is & Bargain. 160 acres north of Round Grove for sale or . • • '• • i exchange. Farms for sale and exchange near Sterling. r-zTTrlmproved and unimproved City propertyJfbr sale, and some to exchange for farms. Don't forget that I have farms in Nebraska and Kansas to exchange for .City property. IfyOuwant to buy, sell or exchange anything, don't forget to call and see me. Q. A. OVER Over Dili Davis' Dry Goods House, i • • 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 &. E.shleman, •", 21 East Third Street, Sterling, Illinois. and W.T. Qalt&Co. "April ShOWerS"-=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 th& interior of our etore. THE OVER & 5EuDJE'L*f_. CORRECT GROCERS. REAL ESTATE, Choice building lots in Court House block from 8400 up. A nice new five room house near Third Ward School for 8600. Monthly payments, if desired. ' :• Good building lota with sewer and electric light, one block west of Third Ward Park, from 8185.00 to $165.00. Lots and acre properties and houses in Sterling and Hock Falls. Have a number oa monthly payment*—can be paid for as easy aa paying rent. .••""* Loans oa Real Estate and Personal Notes; best of In short, 1 can suit you in Sterling or Rock Falls oa on exeliaBfe any kind. Farms in Whiteaide, Ogla, Carroll and Lee counties, ' 481 acres of No. 1 land,'good hoass, large bank barn, all tillable land, foe $42.50 per acre. 82,000 cash, to suit purchaser. 40 acres joining Rook Falls for Will take town property as part 210 acrea two miles from Sterling fojt 955.00 per acre; good improvements. 480 acres in Jackson county. Tbi» ts a flae farm. What have you? $3,000 city property for stock; <*f merchandise of any kind, IB , ,<f Frank W. Walzer, 313 Oa!t Howse

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