THROUGH THE FACTORIES. «Sf--^^ _-sfe MRS, WILLIAM PARKER DEAD. ROME FAUJS OfFXCXB8. •Wat* tin coin. idoar AVKaii, oha Eftdfel. it—A. 0,Stsalft, Hoibrook, •Dr. B. it, frow, R, E, Wetall, H. K, f ? »wooa Wart, John DleJsson, B. H. Woe&: Third Wart, A. 8. Ooodoll. B. A. Ma- Professional Men. Aitor0«yi. H. 1L BHAUtxm. 8HXOUDOH, CmllaR t! Liv, Money Loaned on Beal Estate. .Several of the boys rode their .wheels down to Morrison Sunday. Frank MoElroy, of Sabula, is back • on ft*visit to his Bock Falls friends. i new residence in Sterling about the , of July, -Mrs. Martha Fellows, of Bound ; Grove, IB spending a few days with relatives In Rock Falls. ,-;,, Misses Anna Anspach and Ida Fritz ,-' of Dlxon, spent the Sabbath with i In Bock Falls. . i very little corn Is planted In the %£ country as yet. There Is even very much ground to plow. *"" Wallace Eager arrived home Monday /Afternoon from his protracted trip to fbls old home In Massachusetts. He will Continue to work,, in the Blvet factory. ; ,|\Mr8. c Bhoda McWhorter and grand- ll" ton, Paul Jameson, of Sterling, spent fe f rom Friday night to Sunday -night In ' Yjlontmorency at Mr. and Mrs, Edgar The news of the death of Mrs. William Parker was a dhock to the people of Rock Fells Wednesday. Her demise took $laee sjhoirtly after 11 o'clock Tuesday night. j • Mrs. Farken has not fa&en well since last October since the death oi 1 her brother Col. Bond. Tuesday forenoon, not feeling as well as usual, ahe went td bed and during the day a doctor visited her, but none thought that anything of a serious nature washer affliction, for she had had several bad spells during the past few months. The family retired aa usual about 9 o'cleck and Mrs, Parker went tp sleep. Hef husband, Capt. Parker, was aroused about 11 o'clock by her asking for a light. He at once turned on the electric current and found that she was out of bed andJMn great pain, He applied camphor to her nostrils and she was soon able to step to the bed,' where she expired In a very short tlmeafter lying down. The funeral services will be held Friday afternoon, the hour to be announced 'later, at the residence, on Tracy avenue, llev. H. A. Kern of the Congregational church will officiate and the interment wlllbe In the Book Falls cemetery. • Mrs. Parker would have been sixty- one years old the twelfth of next June. Ella Bartlett Bond was born on the banks of the Miama river, near Cincinnati!, O. She completed her education at Gary's Seminary^of Walnut Hill, a Sons* Of His tloini!— Two Bn*y tor Rec«at Inven- MQRf. ON 'rayermeeting in the Congregation- %f-Il-<sauroh- will continue 4o^commence o'clock throughout the summer, <f although all other meetings will com-' ence a half hour later. -: A. M. Batcheller Ja the latest to shave style is the. prevailing' fashion. p&ike notice.all you fellows with beards; go thou and da likewise. . -. • , iV.jThB 'Illinois" State Congregational It ..Association will convene May 17, 18 n Peorla It is expected that the church of that denomination in ;/• this city will send delegates. ' ' Misa Bessie Flemming, of Chicago, came Sunday night with Miss, Mabel |"3cpvllle when she returned from her Jslter'B wedding. Miss Bessie may $>o,tlnue to live with the Scorille's. , Charles Brown, eon of Mr. and Mra. f ; B. Brown, who has been visiting lila folks here for the past few months,' sliart West for his home in Spo- Falls some time this week. He return on the Union Pacific route. •yAt.8 o'clockTuesday morningDeacon waa standing on the corner of fine's drugstore, Bald the, "It was it fifty-three years this minute I first edt in this section and stood on the 1 am now standing. ,1 came right >m the place I was hatched, Cape Charles B. Whiting, President of the Fire Insurance Company of Conn,, spent Sunday with old time friend, C. M. Worth. The had not met in twenty M*, Whiting is a very pleasant He left this forenoon for >t . / . W. J. Johnston baa engaged u Wetzell to teach penmanship public school drawing at the coua- imoiw Normal which begins June Mr. Wetzell will teach both the ,cal and the slant system of pen, The county Normal will be iu Bock Falls this summer. jpry Blen esy* he has discovered the smart clover which Is to be in various places about Bock especially In abundance near So- [LdJ, is the allaifft of the West, t should this be cut three or four ewQiaer it would make hay. Who else will ar&e Gborate this statement traded bisbl- boreo sad lie now of horses. Ho lias com- Belgfabojiftg has ft good ti-feda ia th&t of -. belhglhefathM o the fainbus Alice and Phoebe-Cary. ' A.t Salem, 111., July, 1857, she was marked to William Parker. From'the union three children were born, Bond Parker, the son, a promising young railroad man, was killed in Mendota several years ago. Jennie, the youngest child, was the wife of Editor Geddes; she died in 1883. Annie the remaining living child, is the wife of 0. L. Mentzer, who lives next door to the Parkers. He is the partner of Capt. Parker, of the Bock Falls News.' The two child-- ren who are dead are buried in Mendota/. ' .•'•"• '.. . ' > '''•.; --/':•' • ;, Capt. and Mrs. Parker came to Bock Fall in the summer of 1883, where Tie started the, Bock Falls News. They have resided here ever since. : She has but one Bister living, Mrs. Jennie Hughes, of Mound City, Kan., andtHrbrothBraT Mm. Parker was of Presbyterian pa., rentage, and at the time of her death was & member of the Bock Falls Con_._ memberlif the W. II. o:,¥Dd was elected delegate io, the State Encampment which was held at Galesburg last week, but she was unable to attend. : Mrs. Parker was a good woman In every sense of the word. "Charity to all" was her'motto. She loved her family with unusual love. Infact,her life was wrapped up In her family. . Too much cannot be said of her goodness. At the husband's request the W. B. C. will have charge of the services.'; Hon. T. A. Gait took an hour of his ynluable time Friday afternoon to ehow the STANDARD representative through the Eureka Furniture Works and the Eureka Carriage Works, of which he is President. It it a pleasure to be shown around a factory by Mr. Gait, for his easy manner and fluent words of explanation, make? it very interesting for the listener. The first thing to direct the attention of the President was the handsome phaeton factory which the factory has completed for a wealthy nabob in Buenee Ayers, South America. The vehicle was between two buildings and was being photographed by Artist Brown before packing for shipment. Mr, Gait says no finer buggy was ever made in the State of Illinois.; Its cost is $500. It is a strong four wheeled vehicle, a full leather top, a seat for the valet behind, which can be turned over and hid when the valet Is not with the master, Everything about the buggy is the best that could be pro* cured and made. The design-is new and is of the Eureka's designing, approved by the party to whom it is dis- tined. ••'•/•".••'" -.' . • ..".'; •' The wheels are rubber tire on rubber cushions, something seldom seen. The fifth wheel has roller bearings so that the turning of the buggy is extremely easy and without friction. This part is very costly and was shipped here by special order from New York. The wheels have ball bearingBT^^ThereTire four elliptic springs and are exceed' Ingly easy yet very strong. The lanterns on the side are elegant ones and contain a red bull's eye in the back to let people coming up behind know there is one In front.. Owing to the extremely narrow streets in Buenes Ayres the buggy is made a quick turn to enable the team to turn square about. This beautiful and expensive buggy will start tonight for itB destination with two car-loads of buggies for the same place. There will be another car load ready in about ten days for the same place. The export trade of this company Is good. This factory has been'running a full set of men right along. .'':•'.•:;.• '•;.."' ".-.•.. • ' : '' . '• From this factory, Mr. Gait went across the street to the furniture works of the company.under the Superintend- ency of Phil Bhodes, The carriage One of the JDixnti papers contained the statement a few dajs ngo that, owing to the closing of the saloons Jn Sterling, trade was beginning to fall off la Sterling in consequence and the people, especially the farmera, were coming up to their town to do their trading. . that was a rash statement to make. John Plppert, the butcher, says he has taten pafna to Inqutce among tha farmers on the south side of the river, who have been In the habit of spending money at the Sterling saloons, what they thought of the closing of these saloons. He says the universal answer was that they have gotten along just as well without It. They had supposed that they must spend just About so much money for beer,but tbey'say they have found but they can get along just as'well if they don't drink and besides on account of the hard times they find they-feel much better off when they reach; home to flnd they have that money In their pocket which they would have spent on drluk for themselves and standing treat. Mr. Plppert says that not one told him he was going to trade In Dlxon. The closing of the saloons for a couple weeks will be a good object lesson for many.for they have found that they can get along without and the saloons will find, now they have opened, that patronage will not be what It was before they were closed. ' . STURTEVANT-GIBSON WEDDING ?T PAYS TO SI" « T Occnrinu 3 o'clock Tneeday-Tbe Couple . Will Reside In St Loula. thf H«m«* The home garden in most, cssw js a fixed affair and DO choice Is ie?t in the selection of the site. Ot <toarsg It is supposed that yotir gardens have been planted and most of the seed I* In the ground and fflost of it is up, lint we' stop to throw In the remark that the beat location for a home gardfcn i» in a prominent place where it will $rowd Itself upon constant attention from the house";--: ' "--•;-'• : ." - •. ; -.- '•"•: - --; ' : —- •-• Now if a garden is well kept it is an ornament on the premises, but It Is a source of everlasting admonition If neglectlon and left to grow np to weeds. It will be a shame to the owner—an ever present accuser—a sort of conscience loudly calling attention. Nearness to the house means nearness to your thoughts and affection; better care and closer attention. Neither hens or dogs are wanted in a garden. Straight rows and even furrows require much less work than crooked rows and Irregular furrows. The necessity of keeping the hoes bright, clean and sharp and hung to the proper angle on smooth, light handle should be emphasized. Tools should be kept Oiled when not in use so they willnot rust. , A good gardner never allows his tools to become rusty. As to the beat tool la the garden, It depends a good deal nipon the user. Some having once acquired the knack of having a certain hoe or tool to advantage, will do much better work with it than with a superior or more modern one. It is not wise 'for everyone with a small garden to-buy every new garden impliment that comes along. Leave that alonejCor-ihoBB-who_ha.va flr, M**l, The Bock.FallB schools will be closed Friday, June 4. The report is that it will be on the fif thi This would fall on Saturday. , v / "';;' The farmers have begun to "plant porn. The season is very late and they will have to hustle to get their crop of corn IA the ground at the proper time, Batcheller & Son* are making an enormous big tank to go to Harmon for the separator in that village. It is not only of large diameter, but, very high. :. ".: '".- , • - ;. . . ..'.•''•"./ 'John Grove still euff ere very much fram rheumatism at the home of bis sqn.S.M. The painful malady is In both fcandifiand both feet. ' Mr. Gibson, of St. JLouls, ^hardware dealer of that southern city, la here vjlaiting with the MliBea 3turtevanr in the First ward. Bumpr hath It that he will return a benedict, v Luther Uir Is up from his farm near Tampico, Hie horee became frightened Bt a passing Bwitch engioe yesterday afternoon and it came nearly making kindling wood of (he top buggy which it was bitched to. Mr. and Mrs, Frank Bemla are again sorely disappointed in the non-arrival of their three children from the East.lt eeema that Hurt took off his shoes and waded in the water, unbeknown to hia aunt with whom he is staying, and thereby catching a severe cold and u«- cesaitaWng the delay . in the childrea etartlugfor home nexjt week. So a telegram told the j>art>iua. Eev. Fred Ktooe has eotopletea a year's course at the Garrett Biblical Institute a*j Evanatoa and has returned boms. He will probably spend the balance of the Burnuisr getting in preparation for the examinaiioa by the Methodist Cofi%6Bce» * Hs expectB to preach aexfc year, if fa Is aaslg aed to a He will fa«- works are managed by Tom Stewart, who is making; a success of the estab- hshment ';.-. .>..",'. ...' .:', ' v ..'. •..•..;'• The furniture works is. another busy_place.... The ._f orcez_lB__xery,,.bu8y making the Sterling washer/which is a perfect machine and the demand is very good for it. One car load goes this week to St. Paul and another to Pittsburg, Pa. -Orders come very faat. The machine works automatically and is said to beat anything in the market today.." .. •;;... ; .".' .: .' •• ••.•.,' Among the more recent inventions of Mr. Gait is a churn which is being tested by many farmers now. -Thinking that the battering dasher and the B wash of the hollow barrel! churn_were the two extremea, Mr. 1 Gait has made one.with an arrangement in the center, 10 that when the churn is revolved the cream breaks in sprays as a post does the heavy waves on the lake, thus getting a doable action which makes the butter come in much quicker time, as teats with barrel churns side by side have proven. Mr. > Hirlemaa brought butter in just five minutes with it, The Idea is all right. For comfort's sake Mr. Gait has just completed an arrangement to be attached to a swing that beats anything ever aeen. The factory ia shipping out car.load lots of the swings now used so much—the portable board swing for twp, whose motion is received by the feet. Mr, Gait's arrangement" is 'for the raising, at will, the foot board to nearly a line with the seats, and then a mattress made for the purpose $3 put in and if one.cannot take comfort lu it, he can't anywhere. It is simply ease la Its beat form. A new design of his own, in a b»8he} cr%te, wa» then ekhibited which will b« the prfl>t$ bf the future for grocers and gardenera, It varies frpm the old crate by being stronger, lighter and leaa liable to split than the old ones were.. ;' ;.. ' > :. ' ''.'"•'-' "'• •' '' '• •'" An Wea.'ww' then ahown of an adjustable acrten, which' ia crude in its make/although the Idea IB plainly seen.;. ../.'„.. j.;;^:.^..:: :.•,-: '•'.-.-. >_.'.-.:•'..:..... He has ft potato planter which la being tested by many gardeners this spring and Is proving an excellent thing. He has an idea ia a digger which he will have worked out this summer for fall use. ^lr, Gait then showed the reporter uom* of the corn raised and shipped here fro«* Bycuaaia, Turkey, to have a shelter made to shell it, Tijij eoowou sheilerla too large. Owing to ,the short seaeoa there, the eoya 1» bat 'the rant, of this city, to H. V. Gibson, of St. Louie, occurred Tuesday afternoon at the home of the bride, on North street. The house decorations -were lllaca and roses, and only the relatives and a few intimate friends of the con- tracking parties witnessed the ceremony which occured at 8 o'clock. There were no attendants and Bev. Seward Baker, of, the People'a church in Sterling, read the marriage service. ' V The bride was daintily gowned in a drees of white mouBsellne de soiee with white roaes and wore no veil. Immediately aftqr the ceremony a wedding luncheon was served to about thirty- five guests, those from out of town being Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Sturtevant and Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Sturtevaht, of Denrock, and H. AVSturteyant and daugh-' ter, of Prophetstown. The newly married cpjaple^ajjerapepjlng_a_few with friends "ItTfrTIa crtyTwlH gcTto St. Louis where"tliey will residf. „ Miss Sturtevau'c iu well know In this vicinity and has a host of warm frlSnds wMgj^gJ^wjghlng Mr. and Mrs. Gibson a happy and prosperous life. W. C. T. U. MEETING. It. IB an act of foolishness to raise your beds from the paths. The old country people adhere to this-idea but the modern ono does not go to that trouble, but will make their rows from one end of the garden to the other. Your peas, radisheB.parsnips, onions and many other vegetable seed must now be up. See that they are properly cultivated. Don't cultivate your onions or your beets too deep. They need shallow cultivation. Your beans and sweet corn should be planted. If not do ao at once. Early cabbage should be transplanted. Tomatto plants set out also. . , . Did yon ever try putting your cucumber seeds in the ground the shortest day in the year, and the bugs 'will not destroy them? Try it. The next article will be on insecte, good.and-bad.—;—- ^ =~—-— T!.A wrli°r fels jnst 5n th« Interviewing somebody ar,d as he and MR pjek*nlB!pB were down to th»» n0ou m"Bl, nfahly dressed trarup sppcated for w He was an intetiig^nt ioofeit man «ud the rule to feed trstaps re-considered, and he was aektd into » warm meal at ithe table. -After bis plat* was faesped full 0 | what the table contained, ia the *my of suhfltantlsls, a volley of questions were flsed at him, which were respectfnliy answered In away that did oof, atop his eating, "Yea/'jflfttd he, "I have been tramping now for two or. three years. A tramp's life is not what the people suppose it la. It Js touch better than many think. Why do I tramp Just because it pays to be a tramp better than it does not to be one," and he helped himself to another generous slice of meat. "You see, times got bard and my city was full of men with families, who needed work more than I did. In fact, • the single, men f ouind it hard to get work anyway. I loafed around ' and boarded on my parents until I actually felt ashamed. Now 1 am handy at most anything." This was evidenced by the handy method In which he helped himself to.the various piatee of victuals near him. "I graduated from the high school In my native city, and am, therefore, capable of keeping books, or... .chopping wood. ',..'.'._ "Well now, to sum It up, I have a good time. My hand outa I astt for in a respectful manner and a word of praise about the baby, the house, the " ,5 '.si TUESDAY AFTERNOON WEDDING MUiT Sturtevant and H. Vincent are L Appointed to Attend tho , • County Convention. •* ' - •• • • -. The ladiea of the. Woman's Christian Temperance Union had a > good meet- Ing Thursday afternoon at the homeof Mrs. E. A. Houston on Beech street. The occasion was also a mother's meeting led by .Mrs. J. M. Kline. Delegatea to attend the county convention at Prophets' tbw'h were selected. The county convention will be held May 18 and 19. The fojl owing were selected delegates: Mra. D. B. Uutler, Mra. Samuel Wetzell and Mrs. 8. F, Shirley, From thia Union, the President is entitled to go exofllclo, and the County Treasurer,. Mrs. T. J. Worman, from Bock Falla, will also attend, The ladles voted to have a cake sale in the lobby of the postofflce next Saturday afternoon. .Mrs. Shirley and Mrs, Worman will attend to the Beijing, MISS AMY DAVIS SURPRISED The rnarrage of Mies Emma" Sturtevant and H. Vincent Gibson, of St. Louie, will be celebrated Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the home of the bride, on North street. The event will .occur before the immediate relatives only, about thirty In in'number, Bev. Seward Baker, the People's church, Sterling, officiating. The to be bride is very much thought of by the community in which she lives. The groom is a worthy man and lives in St. Louis, where he is engaged in business. Shortly after the wedding cermony Mr. and Mra. Gibson will depart for their new home in St. Louis. The STANDARD in advance of, the event, wishes a happy life to the couple. By Christian Kndeavorera to the Nutnb«r . ' ^ -'. '.''.of Forty,' '.'•'"• .'. '.' ••' Nearly forty of the members of the Y. P. S. C. E. and other friends gave MlBB Amy.Davis a surprise party Mon day night at her home, on Park street. The party of young people gathered at the homeof M*s. Nela Chrieteson and about 8 o'clock went to the Davis home and took Miss Amy by surprise. It was a very pleasant occasion and showed the esteem In which ahe is held by the people of this society, of which she has been such » hard worker.Y. The evening wa« spent In touBlo and ganses. Miss Davis leaves for the West on the 2;80 train tomorrow morning. SIDNEY WILKINS. JWWli^tihjgh. *Wr#pHNNWtt»«W --•-'- ~— imm"' • . • X» tbc Ed and Charles Worman left Sunday on the 8;51 Limited for the far West. They went to Fulfco& from there tskiog a north bound tmiu for 8t, .Paul. From there they will take the Northern Pweifty route for Montana. Ed will stop at Springdaie.wbere he has been, before and left work there m the way oC house decorating. He has been here since early last fall visit- Ing ais parents. He c.au'fc stand the here on aceouoi of his agthmai will continue ott to Butte,wheie he will fctsty with We farotber.Fftd, is iu the mail eearvJoe pasifi^a He la Up From HU Bed, »>ut Suffers From . ' • Numbnesa. • ." . Sidney Wilkins, the gentleman from Como, who was" so nearly dead from the result of the murderous attack of hii_neighbor with a knife a few months ago, Is able to be out with the aid of crutches. He was in Bock Falls Thursday. He told the reporter that he was in a very bad shape and sometimes wlabed be had been killed at the time. He says one of his legs is numb, resembling paralyBls, and is of a dropsi- cal nature, swelling very badly^ The other leg is partially numb. His back, on the Jeft side,, baa the same numb feeling. The severe wounda inadV by the knifd on the neck $re healing as well as could be expected. The trial ofhla would-be murderer for indictment; will occur next Monday. AN HONOR TO ROCK FACLS. any H. Brown Cnosen to Deliver t lie . V, of I. CJa.« Addr<»». ... , Walter B. Brown, ofthis city, who is one of the graduating class in the Illinois State University at Champaign has b^en chosen by the class to deliver the class address at commencemeat. Thia is an honor indeed, yet sho. wiog that the cl&sa recogoizeji ability, There are many in the elasa aad in- of each one delivering bis essay or oratioa, which would bs baring the people, one from the class Ja selected by th§a»salv«*e to am, and I am usually successful aud generally get a good mixture of pie, cake, meat, bread and butter. "Oh yes, I do work Bpme 'times, and many of us keep from five to twenty- "*' five dollars about us all the tyne. When . Irun short of funds I strike a town for certain jobs and, do you know, people- had rather give a job of wprk to a tramp workman than to one of their own city, knowing all the time-, that the mart, iaa tramp and that their own. workmen have families and need the money ? I beat a ma'n)whenever I can In a job, nodiffereiwd^ltat'lt is, for,, just that reason. There is nothing but ; what I can beat a man at as far as work is concerned/' • What do I care? I am out of town before It Is dlscov- • ered. It does not take long to earn fifteen or twenty dollars. -_rl!Lara:h.andy,with-toole, and even-go.r; to a skilled workman in a town and*, for a small sum, rent his tools pt him*. to do work which he pughttohavehad.-. Queer world." And the tramp reached-" over and took thesecond'piece -of- pie~- wlthout asking, and the last piece,, by the way, which,we had intended for our own use. "Now," said he, as he picked the seeds from the berries in the pie out of, his mouth, ''I would never give a tramp- work or even a bite to eat if I had a. family, for It only encourages him and- his kind. As long as the tramp is fed* and occasionally given a job; just that long will there be tramps. Why,itpays 'to be a tramp rather than pot be one. We go north in summer and south in winter. No difference how hard up the people In the city are, I can strike that town and get a two weeks job time and do do it, - "* frequently make long trips. 'A A small Up to the conductor will-see me through; I also very often get In the cab and give the engineer a doUar and traverse many miles that way, It I 8 ."tangerouB swinging under the- freight cars and riding on the bumpers, and 1 only do it on short distances. Then again I get my clothes dirty "' After putting si handful of Japanese-' tooth picks in his pocket and reaching up and taking matches for his other pocket, this voluble young man bowed himself out, leaving us with the thought that-he had told- Considerable truth any way. LADIES. FOREIGN M. SGQ1ETY, Do Much HuHlnesn Friday Afternoon »t Mr*, a. M. Qoltltrs 1 , ' There was a good turnout Friday af- |»«oon at the meeting of the LMle«' Foreign Mieelonary Society which waa held at MrB. J, M. GoWer's in East Bock Fails. The society was entertained socially as well during the 'furnishing of'the " tea by Mrs. J. M. Golder, Mrs. H, Petrie and Mrs. ». B, Butler. Being a May gathering, all the eatable* w es » served In pretty May baskets. The fnyrt were decorated with flowers; in fact, all about the rooms were .prettily ft* tooned with flowere. The mating waa In oharp of the Preaideot, M»s, D. B, Butler. Mrs. EUa Van Saat coadueted the lesson, A eontiauatlon of the same leesou will be bad oest io&etlag. The following delegates were select.' ed to ftttead the District Couveatitm a& Boehelie May 15 and 28: Mrs. Grant Laacfw, Mrc J.'jf. el-, atMl Mjf8 v Hull i Mrs. H. Petrie, MJCS, MiMla' F.: frv^m^tt gram nt thi* o^iiitfo^ |e» .
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