Sterling Standard from Sterling, Illinois on May 6, 1897 · Page 13
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Sterling Standard from Sterling, Illinois · Page 13

Sterling, Illinois
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Thursday, May 6, 1897
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TI10MA2* 7H«= OK fi«LVf?t WAS errao'fED BY All iilj^iss OppattofH to *p»4J»tl«m of . Ji«-r*"cl That CotiMstw tfafttia 8fi«rtsl<l Cl««* to the StfcSfce of Bath Stfatftlst, feat Showsxt Preference ITer <JoM~43«wii4 Ko* Slave StwtwJ on tti* 0Mc*jr<» ftetfowB. Thomas Jefferson was . p patriot and a statesman of the highest order. It is proper for all true DesaoctntB to cele- lirat6 hlrbMMay, April IB, and to oommesnoiato his many excellent qnal- ities, but •why sBotild those who voted , in 1890 to repndiate debts and to cheapen our dollar by attempting to fix an artificial ratift between gold and silver widely different from the market ratio meet to honor, or dishonor, Jefferson's name? la there anything in his •writings or his conduct to indicate that be would have been a cbeap s money and repudiation Democrat! ln-J78S Mr. Jefferson wrote: The proportion between thevaloe of gol<J and Silver is ft m&roatrtllo problem aitogqthor. * * * -Jaat jirinciples •wilf lead va to disregard legal proportions altogether, to Inquire. In to the market prico of gold in the several countries with which -we shall principally be connected In commerce end to take an average' from them. . Does this sound like the silver plank ot the Chicago platform? In a letter to Mr. Hamilton in February, 1703, Mr. Jefferson expressed bis opposition to cheapening the dollar or reducing the monetary unit. He said of the dollar: .."..... I very much doubt a right now to change the mine, and especially- to lessen it. It would load to so easy a mode of paying off their •debta * * •. Should It bo thought, however, that congress may reduce the valuo of the dollar, I should be for adopting for our unit, instead of tho dollar, either one ounce of pure silver or one ounce of standard silver, BO as to keep tho unit of "money a part of tho system - of measures, weights and coins. • 1 Tho original "demonetization of silver" was effected .by the. following or- from Thomas Jefl.ersonj__j..'____-_ ..... BAD OIWF^ O'JT fsOOf), r^tf^f ,J*rf* ****,«>« •?>«{ TS--7f-Ol W« No government <*»*,t irrsunfeun at on«s time tnoTB thnti one Btaiularrt of valne, nny more tbna it cnn maintain KIOTO than ono etnndatd of weight, or more Ihsa one slawddrd of Ineamire, rw mora thfm one standard of length. If .there ba two ot xnore standards of different valns, the standard of lower value will In practice become the only standard. If one goes into the in&rket, tha law being that a yard shall be either two feet or three feet in length, and buys carpeta by the yard at a fixed price, there will be delivered to him carpets measured in yards of two feefe in length. If he buy coal by the ton, the law being that n ton shall be either 9,000 or 2,940 pouEds, he will receive tons of 2,000 pounds each. 11 he bny potatoes by the Bushel, the law being that n bushel shall contain either two pecks or four pecks, there will be delivered to him bushels of two pecks each. On the same principle, if the law be that a dollar is either a gold coin, with & bullion value equal to ita face value, or a silver coin, with a bullion value of only half its face value, and not convertible at par into gold coin, thu sellers ot the carpets, the coal and the potatoes will be paid in r dollara of the lesser value. There never has been and there never can be ia any country at any time a bimetallic standard, and the attempt to create a double standard has never produced anything better than an alternating standard, with the inevitable consequences of in justice with inference to past contracts and uncertainty with reference to future contracts. , - Indeed, Senator Jones admits in the report of th'o silver commission of 1876 that "whenever under the double standard there is" a variance between the legal and market relations of the metals tho standard would be practically based on one metal, and it tho cheaper and more available one." The financial history of tho United States and of France furnish conclusive evidence of 'the accuracy of the senator's view on this point —0. Stuart Patterson. > • . • • we never lose sight of. It is the general all is tlie very bf st salesman on eartti. A fact _ _ prices on everything we sell that makes this store so popular. No Variation about our methods; it's our everlasting effort to price perfect merchandise so low as not only to retaia ike enviable clientage we enjoy, but to add new friends to the list every day. The large crowds, typical o! this store, is 11L best evidence of how we succeed. , „ Paints, Paints. Are you going to paint, this Spring? the vary best White Lead, per £T * lb.,th!a Bale ....... _____ . ....... Ov Mtxed Paints— all colors. I gallon cans, per can. ....$1.15 X " " "' " ..... .SIC We guarantee our Faints to be the best in the market, and we will cheerfully refund the money to anyone to whom it does not prove satisfactory. Monarch Lawn flower. ' Solid steel Cutter Bar, all parts interchangeable, simple in construction yet the best and most effective .mower made. Our price for O O K r ? r thl« saleonlyv,w T v^v..v j&ktfjO Weeding Hooks 60 Troweli. 6and 0 inch. Go Garden Sets, comprising hoe rake and spade .•.. 9o Larger ones for 14tc Brass Lamp Burners—very,best 4and 7o HARDWARE SPECIALTIES. An excellent all Steel Hatchet. . 21« Carpenter Hammers.... ........ 0c Shelf BracltetB. per pair. ... :. . . ScfeenJDdor Hinges, per pair. . . Full line of Screws and Curtain Hooks. Good Tack Hammer, wood handle ...... ,...!. ...... ....;... Harness Snaps, 2 for ........... - Cc 10-Inch Meat Saws .... .......... 2*»e 14-inch Compass Saws ..... ..:.. 23c IB-inch keen edge Panel Saws. . . 25c 26-inch keen edge 8awe, war- rafted ...... ....... . .......... 48c Full line of Auger Bits] and Files at exceedingly low prices. 46 5c 4c Oil Stoves. One-burner, solid one-piece Iron tank, removable mica front... • 43c 2-burner, same as above a 73c 3-burner, same as above 1.23 • Sin—In consequence of a representation from tuo directors of the Bank of tho United States that/ considerable purchases : have - been made 'of dollars coined at the mint for tho purpose of exporting them, and as it is probable fur- /ther purchases ondoscportations will bo mode, ' the president (Thomas Jefferson) directs that .all silver to bo coined at the mint Rhall bo of small denominations, so that tho value of tho largest piece shall not exceed luilfa dollar. JAMES MADISON. ROBERT PATTBHBON, Esq.,' . •... Director of the Mint. Except 1,000 pieces, no more silver " •• dollars were coined till after Andresy Jackson retired from 'the presidency. ' ' It is clear from Jefferson's •writings that he favored tho use of both metals, but only at their natural ratio in the world's markets. He seema to have had an instinctive fear'that people who wish,ed an "easy mode of, paying off their i debts?' would attempt to fix our coin. v age system independent of the world's - idarkets. His policy at all times was to 1 stick close to the natural ratio. ; . His desire to ascertain the market ra- ---—tio-betrweeir-gold-and flilvef-and-adopt ,' .that as the legal ratio is shown again ' in his supplemental notes, Works, edi- Mou of 1868, volume 1, page 170, written , in 1783 or 1784, when he suggests that |he cpmmitteepf the Btates_beinBtxnoted: Q?o appoint also proper persons to inquire what are the proportions between the values •of. fine gold and fine silver at the markets of . the several : countries with which wo •- ore or may probably bo connected in commerce, and •what would be a proper proportion here, having regard to the t average of their values at those' marlcete and to other circumstances, and to report' tho same to the committee, by ' them to be laid before congress. . • . Jefferson framed and had passed by the Virginia assembly a law by which " , the value of. the paper money of America was settled "in sterling money or - the lawful money of England." If Jefferson had been compelled to -choose between • the two metals, he -would nnidoSB'tedly havo"takeni gold;: In ' .his "Notes' 1 he observed that tho high '" price which Spain paid for gold had a * • tendency to draw away gold and- to leave us only silver. He thought, .there• lore, that "we might with safety lean to a proportion somewhat above par for - ? ojd." '.-,::,:• '••'••£ .' • •-. •••>'• • Free silver Democrats are not. Jefferson Democrats. They should either "Abandon their false doctrines of worship at another shrine;. , Good Sroney Ia Good Anywhere. ' While a government can within its '• • territory define, that'which shall constitute a legal tender in satisfaction of contracts 'past and future iji cannot by legislation fix th& purchasing value of its money, for money is a commodity,, and its value is determined in the markets of the .world under the laws of trade, and the laws of trade/like the laws of nature, ar6, stronger and* more f&rreaching thai! any constitutions or • statutes. The best money .la the money of greatest purchasing power, and tljafc money has the maximum of purchasing power'which ja exchangeable at. par, MO* only in the countxy from whose mint it is issued, but also in the markets of the world,- ' ; " ; \ '•" : .;-. : -;.v: ; .".--.V' v '• More Money In Circulation.' If there was any actual relation between the quantity of money in circulation and national prosperity, wo would now be on a flood tide. For more than a twelvemonth now the amount of money in circulation in the United States has been steadily on the increase. July 1, 1800, about the time the Chicago platform waa in the process of incubation and the mouth of the popoorat was full of demands for more of th'or circulating .medium, the total money in circulation in the United States was $1,609,725,200, making $21.15 per capita on an estimated population of 71;890,000. : ^ . : Nov. 1, 1896, on the eve or the election, when the -people of the United States were to give their verdict against a debased and depreciated currency; tho money in circulation was $1,627,056,614, making $22.68 per capita on an estimated population of 73,902,000. :i2MaMn;iis9i,-en^ ley's inauguration, the total money In circulation in the United States had risen to the unprecedented sum of $1,675,694,958, making $28.14 per capita ou an estimated populatioa_ot^73»418,^ ••• Great Tin and Granite Ware Reductions. , Tin Pie Flates. .......... ....... lo Tin Fint Cupa ......... . ....... :. lo ^Full-sheet Graters. ....... ...... 4to Tea and Coffee Pots, 2 qt ....... ( 9o Wire broilers, large size ..... ... 2o Cookie and Cake Cutters, only. . Ic Tea Steepers, nicely finished. ... Oc 10-qt. Flaring Fails. . . . . ..... ... 80 2-qt, Covered Buckets .......... 4<s Granite Wash Basins ........... lOc Granite Dippers only . . ......... 15c All Copper Nickel Plated Tea ann Coffee Pots.... .......... 49o - 29c 'ExtraTieavy Kide 'Extra bea in this sale Bread Raiser, same quality.. 14 qt. Granite Water^Pails ... 14o 39c 39o Woodenware Washtubs, 60c value, this sale.. 39c Chopping Bowl — ....- 9o Wooden Spoon 2c EollingPin •fo Towel Boiler g c -Knife and Fork Box • • To Clothes Rack, 85c value. 19o Clothes Basket •. 3/ o Willow Clothes Basket. 49o Market Basket fo May Baskets... lo Gents' Balbriggan Underwear^ 75c quality this sale ....39c Gents' Over- shirts. f l Moleskins. and Percales- excellent _ For this >sale— 48c Ladies' Wrappers A full and complete line. • KO One lot Indigo Blues, all sizes O **s Better qualities at 79, 98c, 81.19, S1.S9. Crash Toweling, per yd.... So Turkey Ked Hdkfa, only.. 3c Shirt Waists. ^-Ladles' Wash Waists— New Spring Styles- Immense assortment,^ 23c, Laundered Waists, The newest styles,' with de- tacable collar and caffa., ,1 48c grades at 69, 69 and 80cT FBJ5E I FBEE !— To every forchaset of Ladles' Shirt Waists from 480 up we will present with either a Gold or Biker Tinted Waist Set, com- g rising a pair of Link Buttons and fotmCollar uttorus to match. Steel Bod Gloria Silk Umbrellas, a good value at 81.50—our price for this sale only Extension Vestibule rods, 20 and 40inches lOc Special for this Sale— OurS2.00Lamp8 79c Wall Pockets, 76c value.......... 49c Carriage Robes, 45c value 21c Better grade, $1.00 value..... ; .. 48c Genuine Broadcloth robe, 82.00 -value ...... 08c Hosiery Dept Children's F*at Black alsea i5>^ to 8J£... .... Hose, fast Blfcek, Fttfi ' Gents' Hose, Fact Black, Fal! Seamleai.. ...... .. 3 pairs for A fall line of higher grades and low grade pricw. i It pay « to buf Hosiery of us. Lace Curtains, Three yards long, White or Ecru . Felt Window Shades*- ~wltH"fixtTii«87Cdmplete:.". Linen Window Genuine Shades 12 yards of Torchon Lace, like cut, for.,...;......... 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 Inchea wide, per yard;.... Better qualities at C9c, ( J8c, 81.23 and $1.48 a Pair Corsets, Corsets. Summer Corsets, best quality Only A $1.50 Corset— , .for .,...;. A'81.00 Corset-r ( for....v...,;.;;-; ^ 98c 48c It's no exaggeration when we ear 81.00 Corset for 48o; it's a plain,- cool fact. Chenille Portieres— ± QQ 4yardslong.,............ 1 % t F*. .'$ >1 Ladies—Ribbed • ',' ••' Vests. . •• \ 3Bc quality' for 19c BOc.qnallty for 29c Sterling Department Store, MORRIS & TRIPP. AN APPEAL TO EDITORS. Yej»rJy Aleetlngr-.of:- the Society of ITrlenda To fully appreciate this increase of tho money in circulation in the United States it is only necessary to say that in the last ten mouths it amounted to $165,969,768, or more than $2 per capita of the entire population. . . While the absolute circulation baa passed all previous high water marks the per capita circulation is' still $1.80 below that of 1892, Just before the panic. -But the per ' capita is now higher than it was in 1890 or any year in the history of the republic prior to that., Then why are the times not na good as thoy-wero along, in the late -eighties? Simply because good times depend on- publio confluence 'and industrial activity, and not on the amount of money in circulation. This ia simply the teaching of the old proverb that a nimble sixpence is better than a slow shilling.--" Chicago Times-Herald. : One Way to Get Bid ot the Silver Question. Follows Peru ia the latest addiUon to the-Ust of countries planning to get on to a sol- Id gold basis. If silver keepa up 'its present rate of .progress, there will be -nothing left 'for gold to conquer in WOO. Of course tb.e need for silver legislation, •will then be greater than ever, aad the ailvaritea rauet work accordingly. They " will then havs the heroaleaa task of converting the whole world back to eil-i ver. ' / .--. • .-.= •-' ••••-- '•••;• .•- ; '• >/'.-!. X . Mnw .......... • Qu* 0>» Slxperleaoe. : , In this country aiuca 1865 the wago earner has recsived his pay in dollars wjbioh have oa the ^vhole, steadily ap- wceolated i» tal»e', so far as geaeral ^sttimodities we copoeraed, fio that «><}• pun&agiag pe^e* of his wagsa ttaa aearly Doubted, wtoile iatesest ,oa capi- JJet-the silverites have their owo woy and the end will not be far: off, Coaifldenoe M*kea Gold The gold standard does not restrict us to the use of gold. ^ Our country, like every other gold standurd oonutry, uses vast amounts of silver oononrreutly with gold, ' There ia iio 'shortage 'of gold. Its production is steadily increasing. When confidence prevails, there is no lack of gold for currency or any other purposes. I'he Wage Earner 1 * Interest. • Appreciation of tho dollar in which wages" ara paid and consequent lower prices are constantly juid certainly to. tho advantage of the wage earner. Depreciation of the dollar and consequent higher prices are always and certainly to hia '• Disapprove of Tales of Prize Fights. An appeal to editors and others in view of the demoralazlng tendency aud debacing influences engendered by ;^ie publicatlonl-pf •detailedZaccounts i_ojt. prize-flghting, marders, executions by capital punishment, Boclety scandals, etc. • ,...'• '•• ' ' ' •••••. We,' the undersigned, representing the Illinois Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, most earnestly and respectfully request all editors to refrain from publishing detailed accounts of these and all other events, the influence of which tends .towards evil doing. \Ve believe that by ouch a course those in controhof the press will receive both praise and cordial endorsement of all well meaning readers. We would also respeotf ully urge upon all members of the Christian Endeavor, Epwortlj League, Young Friends Association, Young Men's Christian Association, Women's Christian Temper- aa'dev Union, i|nd all other organizations, whpse aim and purpose la to uplift humanity, .to cooperate In this endeavor to purify the public press. Signed by direction of the Committee for Philanthropic "Labor of the Illinois Yearly Meeting of the. Religious Society of Friends.. ; MARvG. SMITH, Superintendent of Correct Literature and Social Purity, Hoopston, 111, • ' ' ALLEN G. FLETOBAFT, General Chairman, 609 Maple avenue, Oak Park, III. • Gardenplaln. 'Mrs, D. Wadawortb and Mrs, Ed Snyder went to Erie Thursday to spend the day. with Mrs. Frank Wllsey, formerly of Gardenplaln. Mr, Fejix Kemer, of Lockhart, devotes his spare time to breaking colts, Mrs. Viola Ege'a barn In Garden- plain burned to the ground Friday morning. TJieoilgln of the fire is, not known. Mr. Boelkens, the renter, lost bla hay, grain, farm machinery aj eight head of work horses. The loss WAS partly covered by the Uardenplaio Mutual Insurance Co, Oiir Boad ComnQlBsi,oners are busily engaged IQ repairing the roads. J. D. Parker.. is slowly recovering frora bia severe Illness which was caused by a stroke of apoplexy at his home Wednesday. Mr. ftnd Mrs, Cbarlee Parker, of JCansaa City, arrived iu Gsrdenplain reoiiiftUy ,to visit relatives qnd friends for » few weeks, also to Attend to buel ' A lawyer i» Batley, Ma, tes U twin Oouaty the Comers 3arv«y« dW at Mrs* Mary Gabriel, of Freeport, is' visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Parker, and family this week. . —Miss-Belle'Eaton-andFrantEadBVof- he Gardenplalu school; Amos Burns and Sam Knoftyger, of Cedar Creek school; Miss Nettle Simpson and Stella Bennett, of Storce.Street-SOhQQl-and^ Miss-Mary-Harrington,-of Mt. Hope school, were successful in passing the Jnal._ examination held at Morrison, April 10. The graduating exercises will be held at Morrison June 5. Miss Etta George, of Clinton, is vis- ting friends at'the Corners. Mrs. Hiram Stewart, of Fulton, has >een engaged to teach the East Clinton school for another year. John Martin, who has taught the Jedar Creek school for the past three years, has 'beenengaged, .to teach_ the school for another y_earrjDjaring_JMfr.l Martin's stay at Cedar Creek he has Drought the school up to a high standard.. He is a tireless worker and the School Board'may congratulate themselves on securing his services for another year, We understand that Howard Simpson, of Gardenplaln, 1 vrill teach bls|nrs't term of school at Spring Creek' . the coming year. ' '" Mrs. Wadsworth and Miss Belle Eaton went to Clinton Friday on business. They returned the same day. Ed Parker, of Sanborn, Iowa, is visiting friends at the Corners. Mr. and Mrs, Hiram Sweet, of Clinton, came over to transact business and. visit friends and relatives recently 1 '" ' . ' ' .' /'."•"" • • • ;' ' Arbor day was observed in moat of our schools Tuesday by cleaning the house and yards aud planting trees. Miss Belle Kearns and friend, Mies Gertrude Williams, of Fulton, came out Friday evening to visit friends, re turning Saturday evening. • Mrs. Zula and Miss May Montgomery drove to Clinton Saturday to spend the day. _ •'_ ' - • ...How's Thtat We offer One Hundred Dollars Be ward for any case of Catarrh that can not be cured by Hall's Caturrh Cure,, F. J. CHENEY & CO., Props,, Toledo,O. We, tb.9 uuderslgbed, have known F. J, Cheney for the last 15 years, and believe him perfectly honorable in ail business transactions aud financially able to carry out any obligations made by their firm. . WEST & TUUAX, Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, O. WARDING, RINNAN & MAEVjN.Whole- sale Druggiata, Toledo, O, Hall's C&tsrrh Cure is taken iuter- nally, aotiug directly upon the blood aud mucous surf&cee ol the syate Prlee 7So' p*r botttt. Sold by »li 4«er Sells^Cheap for Cash. Best Dairy Butter, IScperlb. Eggs, I Watch out for Prices in this space, Friday. Gasoline, 5 gals, for 45c. FRESH, AT GOE&VANSANT'S ROCK FALLS, ILL. MAlSf OB WOMAN. ASSURES INCOME TO RIGHT PER* SON. , THE BEST FAT EVER OB FERED FOR • BTMTT.AR SERVICB The Cotmopolltan Magazine, edited by JOHK „ BXISUEK WALKER, wijlici to add a. quartet: of a million to iu clicnttlfc, already tho Vof est, of intelligent thinking reader* poiscittd, by any periodical in the world. > IT IS PREPARED ^TO PAT HANDSOMELY FOR ASSISTANCE RENDERED, It wlahea the aervlosa bl one reliable man or woman in every town, village, country district, 01 manufacturing establiBfiment: in every State. All that i» required of any one la reliability, earnectneM and work. No matter on wliat othes work you are' engaged, it will pay you to examine into tola offer. ,, Apply, stating position, capability an4 ref«e> snces, to THE COSMOPOLITAN MAGAZINE, Irviogtoo-on-the-Hudion, New York, IP 1 ' ;r| (•(/ ill?! COUPON. Every Boy and Girl should save tlila Cou- I>ou. H moans money to the one having the largest number. Explanations later. IF YOU WANT An Oil or Gasoline Stove, A Refrigerator, An ice Box, Ice Cream Freezer, Or a Hammock, You will not have to sand to Chicago for it. We defy comj»ett'* tion. We buy direct from the factory aud save all commissions aud discounts, and Cash will bny you more of us than anywhere 1 ' . " ' •. ' *• else in the twin cities. Blue Date... S • I • ' : Name. Flame v. Cook •v~= -«ii

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