t*' THROUGH THK FACTORIES. -^^•"--*-~T4~^r- = Aarffc-_ WILLIAM PARKER DEAD. «* malm«yt~W. B. Offlrttt, 3' Wftrd Wnooliit • —& O. wiatew. 3SU It. Sheldon. TSnwromr-P, a DarU, 1 ~ " W.A.BW1. —tm «, > Detswrtmtmt— A-. 0. Btaalw, " '" -W. O. Ho5im»)c. — Dr. a. I<, t»ow, * ' " come?. mnt W«fd, R. E. WetMlI, B, d Wwd. John Dlefcson, B. w&ra, i. B.«»a*a. N. H, Falls Professional Men. AttorsMya. . w. waxm B. it. BHK.BOK . & 8HISLDON, itlfifiijs iri< Eflinullors si Lit, Money Loaned on Beil Estate. .. .Several of the boya rode their .wheels down to Morrison Snnday. Frank MoElroy, of Sabula, is back ' on a-vSsit to his' Bock Falls friends. "'-„ Samuel Wetzell 'expects-to move in '' hie new residence In Sterling abont the jOMt of July. , . >• Mrs. Martha Fellows, of Bound Grove, Is spending a few days with rel- , stives In Bock Falls. . ..;., Misses Anna Anspach and Ida Fritz i of Dlxon, spent the Sabbath with /iriends in Bock Falls. But very little corn IB planted in the ><jountry as yet. There Is even very much ground to plow. Lt ; ; "Wallace Eager arrived home Monday afternoon from bis protracted trip to f";hia old home in Massachusetts. He will I*.,-Continue to work in the Bivet factory. • Mrs. Bhoda McWhorter and grand. son, Paul Jameson, of Sterling,'spent ;;from Friday night to Sunday night in v; : Montmprency at Mr. and Jlrs. Edgar ^Woods, ,. , ; ^ meeting in the Congregation>al tfhureJh will continue' to commence V;At7:30 o'clock throughout the summer, ^although all other meetings will com-' , half hour later. , M. Batcheller IB the latest to shave y.hi8 beard and leave his moustache. tThat style is the. prevailing fashion. ? 3teke notlce,ail you fellows with beards; '• go thou and do likewise., •> • The Illinois State Congregational Association will convene May 17, 18 i;19, 20 in Peorla It is expected that .', the church of that denomination in "this city will send delegates. jjk* Mies Bessie Flemming, of, Chicago, came Sunday night with Miss Mabel p^coyille when she returned from her wedding. Mies Bessie may : ;>continue to live with the Scoville'e. Cb&rlee Brown, son of Mr. and Mrs. pMT. I). Brown, who has been visiting '*"'" i folks here for the past few months,' |«JU start West for his home in Spo- iJ&Mie Falls some time this week. He [ return on the Union Pacific route. Gecm-lng fatftire. ' The news of the death of Mrs. William Parker was a shock to the people of Book Falls Wednusday, Her demise took plsca shortly after 11 o'clock Tuesday night, j Mrs. Fsrkep has not bsen well since last October Blnce the death of her brother Col. Bond. Tuesday forenoon, not feeling as well as usual, she went to 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 as usual about 9 o'clock and Mrs. Parker went tp sleep. Her 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 andjiin 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 time after lying down. ••'-,'•• The funeral services Will be held Friday afternoon, the hour to 7 be announced later, at the residence, on Tracy avenue. Bev. H. A. Kern of the Congregational church will officiate and the interment will be in the Hock FaJls 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 Cincin- natti, O. She completed her education at Gary's Seminary;; of Walnut Hill, a suburb £of-CIncihriatU.—-Prof ,—Cary being the father of the famous Alice and Phoebe-Gary. ' ^At 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 tiatt SWewg tlon»— Two Bn»y of HJi< K«c«nt several years ago. Jennie, the youngest child, was the wife of Editor Geddes; she died In 1883. Annie the remaining living child, is She wife of C. L. Mentzer, who lives next door to the Parkers. He is the partner of Capt. Parker, of the Bock Falls News,- The two children who are dead are buried In Mendota/ .' -" : ' -. "• -•-•/ ... ..." ...;.. Capt. and Mrs. Parker came to Bock Fall In the summer of 1883, where he started the. Bock Falls News. They have resided here ever since. , S"he has but one sister living, Mrs. Jennie Hugbes, of Mpund City, Kan., and no brothers. '.""'-."..7"~ : .? "TT"."."; .Mrs. Parker was of Presbyterian pa. rentage, and at the time of her death waa a member pf the Bock Falls Con- gregationalchurch7 She "wasa charter member of the W. Bi 0., and was elected delegate to, the State Encampment which was held at Galesburg last week, but she was unable to attend. " , Mrs, Parker was a good woman in every aenae of the word. "Charity to all" was her'rootto. She loved her family with unusual love. In fact,her life was wrapped up in her family. . Too much caunot be said of her goodness. At tho husb&nd's request the W. B. C. will have charge of the services. 1 Hon. T. A. Gait took an hour of hia valuable time Friday afternoon to show the STANDARD represeatstlve through the Eureka Furniture Works and the Eureka Carriage Works, of which he is President, it is a pleasure to be phown around a factory by Mr. Gait, for his easy manner and fluent words of explanation, makes 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 Buenea Ayers, South America. The vehicle was between two buildings and waa being photographed -by Artist 1 Brown before packing for shipment. Mr. Gait eays no finer buggy was ever made in the State of Illinois. Its coat is $500. It is a strong four wheeled vehicle, a full leather top, a seat for the valet behind, which can bo turned over and hid when the valet is not With the master. Everything about the buggy ia the best that could be procured nnd made. The design: is new and is of the Eureka's designing, approved by the party to whom it is dis- tlned. The wheels are rubber tire on rubber cushions, something seldom seen. The fifth wheel has roller bearings BO that the turning of the buggy is extremely easy and without friction. This part Is very costly and was shipped here by "£At 9 o'olockTuesday morningDeacon y waa standing on the corner of le's drugstore, Said he, "It was ;-nfty'tbrmyears this minute 1 first laded in this section and stood on the i I am now standing, .1 came right urn the place I was hatched, Cape t Charles B. Whiting, President of the Fire Insurance Company of rtford, Conn,, spent Sunday with i old time friend, C. M, Worth, The s geatlsrnen had not met in twenty Mr. Whiting is a very pleasant He left this forenoon for JQ. i t W, J. Johnston has engaged A. Wetzell to teach penmanship public acbool drawing at the coua- |-f uauaer Normal which begins June Mr. Wetzell will teach both the Meal and the slant system of pen* ghip. The county Normal will be [ iu Book Falls this summer. Henry Hiea ssya he has discovered amart clover which is to be in various places about Bock la, especially in abundance near 80- H$U, is the alfalfa of the West. j&eiuld thia be out three or four • bach summer it would make Who else will aiifie & of ^«f Oborate this has traded bis bi- iars« aadhjB now hoi-sea. He has com(rips to neighboring eanciy wagon -aoii ujp « goosS ti'fide i& $>8dJi ffee «w *i The Bock Fails schools will be closed Friday, June 4. The report is that it .\yill be on the fifth. This would fall on Saturday. .'.;' The .farmers have begun to "plant corn. The season Is very late and they will have to hustle to get their crop of corn in the ground at the proper'tlme. Batcheller & Son* are making an enr ornioua big tank to go to Harmon for the separator in that village. It (a not only of large diameter, but very high. ;. ' / •• ' , •:.--•: ',:...John Grove still suffers very much fram rheumatism at the home of hla Bpn, 8, M. The painful malady is in both bands and both feet. ' Mr. GIbBon.of St. Louis, a hard ware dealer of that southern city, is here viaitijQg with the Misses Sturtevant in the First ward. BUBJOS .hath it that he will return a benedict. . Luther jDir is up from his farm near TamplcQ, His horse became frightened at a passing switch engine yesterday afternoon and it came nearly making kindling wood of the top buggy which it wa§ bitched to, Mr, and Mrs. Frank Bemis are again sorely disappointed in the non-arrival of their three children from the Eftst.lt seems that Burt took off his ehoea and waded Iu the water, unbeknown to hla aunt with whom he ia Btayicg, and thereby catching a severe cold and necessitating the delay in the children atartingfor home next week. So a telegram (;old the parents. Bev, Fred Sterne has completed a year's course at the Garret* Biblical Institute at Evanetonandbaa returned home, tie will probably epwuj the balance of the summer getting iu preparation for the exammutioa by the Methodist Coafarsaes. He expects to preach uext y«ar, vf fr% is «8SigBt>d to a [e has iu h|g it ia fcxMefced it$ wiii wheels -have bail hearlngs.-^There ^are four elliptic springs and are exceedingly 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 Buenea Ayrea the buggy IB made a quick turn to enable the team to .turn square about. This beautiful and expensive buggy will start tonight for its 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. ; ';.'..• ' .V '.. _ ...-'.'•''•• - ''••/-... " /From this factory, Mr. Gait went across the street to the furniture works of the corupany.under the Superintend- ency of ; Phill Ithpdes. The carriage works are managed by Tom Stewart, who is making a success of the establishment. , ' The furnlture_Jwprks_ is. another busy place. _, The forceLis^yery,, busy makingjibe Sterling washer, which Ia a perfect machine and the demand is very good for it. • One car load 'goes this week to at. Paul and another to Pittsburg, Pa. Orders come very fast. 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 swash of the hollow barrel! ^ churn- were the two extremes, Mr.' Gait has made one. with an arrangement, in the center, BO that when the churn is revolved the cream breaks in sprays as a 'post does the heavy waves on the Jake, thus getting a double action whiph makes the butter come in much quicker time, as tests with barrel .churns side by side have proven. Mr, Hirleman. brought butter in just five minutes with It. The Idea ie all right, v ; i Fprjjom fort's sake Mr. Gait has just completed an arrangement to be attached to a swing that beats anything ever seen. The factory is shipping out car.load lots of the swings-no w used BO much— the portable board awing for two, 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 seata, and then One of the Dixvti papers contained the statement a few d<iy& «gn thai owing to the closing of the saloons ia .Sterling, trade was bf ginning to f»H off in Sterling In eonsequeace and the people,' especially the farmers, were coming up to their town to do their trading. ; '' .. ' ,. • , ' ' ; That was a rash statement to make. John Pippert, the butcher, says be has taken pains to inquire ttmoiSf the 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 epend just about so much money for beier.but they eay they have found 6ut they can get along just aa 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 find they have that money in their pocket which they would have spent on driuk for themselves and standing treat. . ' . , Mr. Pippert says that not one told him he was going to trade in Dixon. The closing of the saloons for a couple weeks will be a good object lesson for many.f or 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--QIBSON WEDDING Occuringr 3 o'clock Tneadny—The Couple • Will Reside In St i.onlg. rant, of this city, to H. V. Gibson, of St. Louis, occurred Tuesday afternoon at the home of the bride, on North street. The house decorations-were lilacs and roses, and only the relatives and a few intimate friends of the contracting parties witnessed' the ceremony which'oecured at 3 o'clock. There were no attendants and Bev. Seward Baker, of. the People's church in Sterling, read the marriage service. * 'The b>ide was daintily gowned in a dress of white moussellne de sbiee with white roses'and wore ho veil. Immediately afte.r the ceremony a wedding luncheon was served to about thirty- five guestSjjhose from out of town being Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Sturtevant and Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Sturtevaht, of Denrock, and H. A, Sturtevant and daughter, of Prophetstown. Th« newly married couple.'_after' epeDding a_few<- days with friends'in ,tb71Fclty7w"fii"go : t6""StT Louis where they will residf. .Miss Sturtevau'c ia wuli know in this vicinity and bus a^hpslof warm fri&nds whpjjnitei In ^wishing Mr. /and Mrs. Gibson a happy and prosperoioa life. W. C. t. U. MEETING. The hnm« gRtdeti in most tss«s in s affair and oo rholfte is left in the sekction of the site. Of course ft }« supposed that your garden* have been planted and most of the seed i« in the ground and rnosfc of Ife Is tip, but we stop to throw la the remark that the be«fc location for a home gardio in In ft prominent place where It will crowd itself upon constant attention from the house. r Now if a garden ia well kept it is an ornament on the premises, but it is a aonrceof everlasting admonition If neglection and left to grow op 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 nearneee to your thoughts and affection; better care and" closer attention. Neither hens or dogs are wanted in a gard'eb. Straight rows and even furrows require nirich less work than crooked rows and Irregular furrows. The necessity of keeping the hoes bright, clean and sharp and hnng to the proper angle on smooth, light handle should be emphasized. Tools should be kept Oiled when not in use so they will not rust. A good gardner never allows his tools to become rusty. As to the best tool In the garden, it depends a good deal upon tfie user. Some having once acquired the knack of having a certain hoe or tobl 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 implimeht that comes along. M* fat 85ttf»f a mattress made for the purpose is put in and if one cannot take comfort in it, It is simply ease be can't anywhere, in its best form. A new design of bis own, in a busnek cr%te, wa» then exhibited which will be the orate of the future for grocers and gardeners, It varies from the old crate by being stronger, lighter and less liable to split than the bid ones were. An idea was then shown of an adjustable screen, which' is crude in ita make, although the idea is 'plainly seen. He has a potato planter which is be^ ing tested by many gardeners this spring and ia proving aa excellent thing. He hm an idea in a digger which h& will have worked out this Bummer for fall use, ^Ir. Gait then showed the reporter some of the corn raised and shipped hero from Romania, Turkey, to have a made tQ shell it. The*eauiwou is too large, Owing to ,th« there, tee eo?n is but *ths popcorn, and r^embies ifee ssMJotfe p«p6$£a. The ; Delegates are Appointed to Attend, tho ; • County Convention, The ladies of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union had a/ good meeting Thursday afternoon at the home of Mrs. E. A. Houston on Beech street. The occasion was also a mother's meeting led by Mrs. J,r M. Kline. . ~-Delegates toiattend thecounty TCOU- vention at Prophetstown were selected. The county convention will be held May 18 and 19, The fojlowing were selected delegates; Mrs. !IX R. Butler, Mrs. Samuel Wetzell and Mrs. 3. F. Shirley, From this Union, the president is entitled to go exofficio, and the County Treasurer,.Mrs, T. J. Woman, from Rock Falls, will also attend, The ladies voted to have a. cake' sale in the lobby of the postoffice next Saturday afternoon. 7 Mrs.„ Shirley and Mrs, Worman will attend to the selling, I MISS AMY DAVIS SURPRISED truck~~lo BellT It IB an act of foolisbnesB to raise your bedfl from the paths. The old country people adhere to this Idea but the modern one does not go to that trouble, but will make their rowa from one end of the .garden to the other. Your peas, radishea.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 aweet corn should be planted., If not .do so at once. Early cabbage should be transplanted. Tomatto plants set out also. Bid you 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 insects, good and bad.---!——— :------—; TUESDAY AFTERNOON WEDDING Emma Sturtevant and H. Vincent The marrage of Miss 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, aboutgfhirty in in number, Rev. Seward Baker, the People's church, Sterling, officiating. The tabe bride is very much thought of by the community in which she llvea. The groom is a worthy man and lives in St. Louis, where he is engaged in business, Shortly after the wedding cermony Mr. and Mrs. .Gibson will depart for their -new home in St. Louis. The STANDARD in advance of the event, wishes a happy life to the couple. SIDNEY WILKINS. Me 1« Up From HU Bed. but Suffer* By Christian Kndeavorem to the tiunilier . . of.Forty, . : --_'.'.. •. : Nearly forty of the members of the Y. P, S. C. E. and other friends gave Miss Amy Davis a surprise party Mon will* M?. (felt tttflfig #4 cwttt -day night at her home, on Park street. The party pf young people gathered at the hojne of Mrs, Neig Christeson and about 8 o'clock went to she Pavis home and took Miss Amy by surprise. It was a very pleasant occasion and showed the esteem in which aheIs held by the people of this society, of which she has been such a hard worker. \ The evening waa spent in music and games. Miea Davis leaves for the West on the 2:30 train tomorrow morning. To the Tf»f West, Ed andCburlea Worman left Sunday on the 8;5l Limited -for the far West, They went to Fulton, from there taking a north bound tiaiu for St. Paul, From there they win cake the Northern Pwcific route' for Montana. Ed ; will etop at Springdale,where h» has been before and left work there iu the w«y of house decorating. Ue has been here since early last fall visiting hia pareot^. lie can't stand the oliraate here op account of hia asthma, Caries will continue oo to Batte,wher^ h« will btay with, his brotber.Ffed, who m it* the canJI ifeiviea (here, «otu obteics i position «* Sidney Wilklns, the gentleman from Como. who was so nearly dead from the result of the murderous attack of bis neighbor with a knife a few mpnthB ago, is able to be out with the aid cf crutches. He was In Rock Falls Thursday. He told the reporter that be waB ' in a very bad shape and sometimes wished be had been killed at the time. He says one of hla lega is numb, resembling paralysis, and la of a drppsi- cal nature, e welling very badly. The other leg is partially numb. His back, on the left side, has the same numb feeling. -The severe wounds made by the knIW on the neck are healing aa well as could be expected. The trial of bis would-be murderer for indictment will occur next Monday. AN HONOR TO ROCK FALLS. intetrtewing a* he sna MS down to th«»wn dressed tramp appeared for 3 >-atj<Jot»t, He was an lnte!f)j?»-nt loohii man «Bd the rule to fe«-d tf snaps r®-coBsW(ftredi sad &<* was wii-m iaaeal »t th* table. After his piate w»6 heaped lull of what the table contained, In the way of substantiate, a volley of questions fcws fited at bias, which were reapectfally answered !n a way that did nofe stop his eating. "Yes/'fgaJd be, "I hare been trawp- ing now for two or. three years. A tramp's life is not what the people suppose It Is. It ia modi better than, many think. Why do I tramp Just becaupe it pays to be a tramp better than it does not to be one," and he helped himself to another generous ellce of meat, "You see, times got hard and my city was full of men with families, who needed work more than I did. In fact, • the single men found It hard to get work anyway, I loafed around and boarded on my parents until I actually felt ashamed, Now I am handy at most anything." This was evidenced by the handy method In which he helped himself to the various plates 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 ask for in a respectful manner and a word of praise about the baby, the Jtoute, jthe_ _ garaem>rnrhatever r notice where I * am, and I am usually successful aud generally get a good mixture ot pie, cake, meat, bread and batter. "Oh yes, I do work some times, and many of us keep from five to twenty- *' five dollars about us all the ttyne. When , Irun short.pf funds I strike a town for certain jobs and, do you know, people • had rather give a job of work to & tramp workman than to one of their own city, knowing all the time that the man is a tramp and that their own . workmen have families and need the money^? I beat a man whenever I can In a job, no difference what -It Is, for, just that reason. There la nothing but what I can beat a man at as far aa work is concerned. < JVhat do I care? I am out of town before It IB discovered. It does not lake long to earn Bf- teen or twenty dollars. , " — i'l am handy with tools, and even go ' to a skilled workman In a town "and* for a email sum, rent hla tools ft hieb. to do work which he ought to have had. Queer world." And the tramp reached*. over and took the second piece of pie- without 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 berrUs 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. AB long as the tramp is fed and occasionally given a job, just that , long will there be tramps. Why, it pays to be a tramp rather than not be one. We go north in summer and aoiith In, winter. No difference how bard up the people In the city are, I can strike ttiat town and get a two weeks job time and do doit. "I frequently make long trips. A. A small up to the conductor will-see ?>« th | ou ?j»5 I also very often get In the ca6 and give the engineer a doUar and traverse joaanymilea that way. It is ^aogeroua swinging under the freight cars and riding on the bumn- ers, and 1 only do it on abort distances. Then again 1 get my clothes dirty." .--After-putting.-!* handful of Japanese' tooth picks in hla pocket and reaching up and taking matches for hia other pocket, this vojuble young man bowed himself out, leaving us with the Jopaght that he had told considerable truth any way. LADIES, FOREIGN M. SOCIETY, nay IX> MueU Afternoon at to Deliver (be B. Brown Chujeu ir. ot f, CJ»»* Walter B. Brown, of this city, who ia one of the graduating class in the IIH- noia State University at Champaign has b/jen chosen by the class to deliver the class address at commencement. This IB »n honor indeed, yet ehQwiog that the class recognises ability, Theis are many IB the class and ia- steaiS of each oil* delivering bis or oration, which would b« borfag people, one fyow the efcwe ia driver Buslnw* M>», J. There was a goo4 turaonj; Friday |»rnoon at the meeting of th« Ladle*' Foreign MleBlonary Society which was held at Mrs. J. M. Golder's in Ej*t Bock Falls. , The society was entertained M well during the "furnishing of tea by Mrs. J. M. Golder, Mrs. H. P*. trie and Mrs. B. H, Butler. Being a May gathering, all the eatabTw we?e served In pretty May baskets. The lray» were decorated w u a fl 0wers; all about the rooms were. ijwettUy tooned with flower*. The meeting In charge of the President, Mrs. D. E. Butler. Mre. Ella Vs« Sant cotsdue|«4 the leesoo, A eontiaustton of the e&me laaon will be npd nesfc fejseting, The fellowing diii^gfttes we» aeleot-' ed to attend the QMvlet OaOT«atioja at Bocnelle May 26 «jud B6: Mrs. Grant LaadJs, Mrs. jr. M. Golder, aad Mr».Mull 3ehaJkM; 4«^tt4te' H, PttrJ Urn, Vttttt State '
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