Sterling Standard from Sterling, Illinois on May 13, 1897 · Page 7
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Sterling, Illinois
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•C.' •CYrn p5i»flM«g *$ IB foil h!a«t. The ft nit twp« wft wjoSelnpt 5n . Debits robes of blossoms, snfi ft drive thtesgh the country at th« present -time is a beautiful slgbt, -- &nft««H Ototge is ju*t recovering ^rotn the sawisles," W» w*re in error In regards to J, Ballsy h*Tin§ the erysipelas; it proved to be a cuss of measles-^* very uncommon occurranc^f or a person of bis age. Miss Daley Pond heard the jubilee singers at Morrison Wednesday night. Hope well school closes June 4 wSth Appropriate exercises and a picnic. McElrath school closes June 9, DavM Matthew, Jr., was at his farm Wednesday, We are glad to .see Mr. Matthew looking BO well after his long illness. "", . Mrs. Clara Boyer spent one afternoon the past week with Mrs. Sarah Birdsall. May 10. ___!_West gpience Ridge. A little rain would help th6 small 5 t* _L? Nathan Bush sold a One lot of cattle to shippers last, week. The bridge on the west Dinsraor toad is being repaired and repainted. William. Miller washed to find the exact number of stars the other evening and so took a header from fate wheel. He didn't say whether he obtained the information sought or, not. Mrs. N, J. Bush and Miss Laura Wilson, of Prairleville; Misa Annie Holland and Mrs. John Early, of Ster- Jing, were wllcome visitors at our rscbbol - ; Thursday and Friday. t MlsB Ella, Eberaole received her '•teacher'a certificate from our supedn- -iendeht tbeTothefTdayr p Mfas" Ella ^pasBedrtheTequired-grade-some—time «ago, but must needs wait until her seventeenth birthday. Ella is a pupil 'Of West'Science; Ridge.. Miss Hax teacher. •". • Fred Hesslmg and'wife 1 , of .Sterling, •were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. rEmanuel Landis Sunday. . " , Emauel Landls lost a valuable cow »last week., ,. *> Mr. and Mrs. Fry, of East Science "Eldge, visited at D. M. Ebersole's Sun- •.,, > Malvern. '.. •• .' '.'.';' /Mr. and Mrs.' Dan Long visited ' -Charlie Long in I/stick; a week ago Sunday/. ' - '•'-'•'••' : '•••, ; >•'• " Mr. and Mrs. Amos Grater and Daughter, Gertie, of. Sterling, attended ', the Dunkard church here Sunday., ••• | ' Mr, and Mm S._S. Royer, of Prairie- "vllle, spent Sunday at Mr, Murray's. - Mr.andMrs. William Howe went to ' Ooleta last Saturday and' attended Mrs. Feriton's funeral. '', ! '( '__Mrs. S^ A._Wells.T was- a -visitor at J"Mrs. Day's in Morrison last week. Mr. and Mrs. K J. Lyons spent a / at Scribner's recently.. ' « Elsie Hayes entertained her niece last week, taking her home Friday. ~ Mr. Walzer, of Sterling, traded for , isoina of Scribner's ponies last week. He will be after tbem' tomorrow. TV A. Scribner was in Sterling last Tfireek. \Hethas traded for some property in Rqok'Falls. , ' Mrs. S. A. Wells will visit her cousin, Mrs. Schumaker, of Sterling this week. : -Meedames Horning and^Scribner had~ a lively time with a kicking horse Saturday. They were driving a team home •from town, when one of the animals began to kick, breaking loose from the fouggy. The ladies succeeded in hitching it up again, when it renewed its •obstreperousneas with even more enthusiasm than before, , It kicked, over the pole and roiled down a bank under the other horse. Mr, Fleldibgr and ' three others happened along in time to -'prevent any other .trouble and the la- v <diea were taken home in Mr. Fielding's fcuggy, drawn by Dan Long's team. "'' The ladles "were very badly scared. , ' Comp., /. ' •.-. '.--.--'• Mrs. Pierce and Mrs,* T. W- Talbott i, Called on relatives in,' >Rock Falls last t Thursday. • ; ". '•:-, •'';'-<; "".':'.-.•-. fe, Amy Vandrew returned to her home , *a Sterling Tuesday, after" a pleasant ^ <?i«it with relatives here. - Frank and John Morgarldge, of Gait, <;alled on Como friends Thursday even•" ing, ,V..,'..: "'.' : . '"•*':,.•."•-' Mrs. Q'Brlen sp^nt.Wednesday »P4 "~" * in Gait at the home of her r moth6R,Mr8, Kilroy. <f - ; v .The y. M. G. A, young men of Ster- Uag held services in tbe church Sun 4ay evening. There, was a good at= tendance and it was enjoyed by all, especially the music by Mr, Leo Philips.; Sam Cobenoat shot a white pelican Monday evening, which measured, «tght feet from tip to tip of its wings, Kenneth Stevens, the two-year-old i of T.i» r Stevens, is quite ill again, Mra, Heath aad son, Frank, of Mile, visited tbe lady'e parents, ^&n& SIsrs. Oldu last week. , Jauaea |3wr ia expeeted to r«« t«r«a to Como aooo, after « two years' iaKojEth Ooroliaa, Her nmoy wili b« delif htsd to see her, ia Mrs. Tftlbot and R^n, Hftrry, friends In Woodairte Sonday. Mrs. Howard is in Clyde, at the home of her daughter, who is very ill. Mfa. Osrd, of DJxon, who hfta been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cohenour, returned to her home last week. Her toother accompanied her for a short visit. \ "- r ' Mr. and Mrs. Geidner, of Rock Falls, called st O, S. Partridge's Thursdajf. E. C. Whitman and wife called at the hom^f of J. H ; Vandenburg in Gait, Saturday. • • , DMr, D. Lamont Is rapidly convalescing. May 11.. South Gene see. The merry "chick" of the corn planter again comes to our ears. Jack Gleason, who was assisting Will Harrison on his farm, fell from a plow which he was using and sustained injuries which will prevent him from continuing his occupation. Misses Louise, Emma and Mr.Frank Mayberry were the guests of Joseph Harrison and family Sunday. Our hustling Road' Commissioner, Mike Sheehan, was around Monday serving notices on the poll tax payers of our town. Daniel Meyers and wife, of 'Sterling, spent Sunday at James Slddle's. J. E. Taylor spent Sunday with Arthur Sherwood in Coleta, ; . Elmer Wink and family spent Sunday with Mr. Wink's brother, Wesley, and family^ /. , 7 Ed Jones and family were Sunday visitors at Lew Reecher's. May 10. •....'•• rMontmorcttcyi L. T. L. will_meetjiest5unday_after Sunday School. Be sure you bring your lesson manual. Miss Mabel Ohrlstle is spending this week with her aunt, Mrs. Pomerdy Ripley, in West Montmorency. ". ,.. Mr, aiyi Mrs. W^U,Chllds received a visit from Mr. and Mrs. E.F* McCracken and daughter, Hettle, and Mr. and Mrs. S. W; Halstead last Sunday. , A. L. Titus and family spent last Sunday in Harmon, the guests of J. R. Titus and wife. ; .Becker Otten has had a 'relapse and is again ill. ••',:..-,! '-; ; v, ,, Mra. Samuel Compton is improving from a severe sore throat and cold on her lungs. She has been a sufferer'.'for the past two weeks. Mr. and Mrs. Heaton and sons, Clin : ton and Homer, went'to Tamplco last Si^nda,y to visit ; Mr. and Mrs. Owen Wickens. • The Montmorency.Sunday School -is beginning to plan for the observance of Children's Day. A committee on ar- fangemeutsTwill be nameff~neir"S"ur^ day.'";. " '•" •" .•' : : :'"'....'.'...'..'. : _' . ." '/' W. C-T, U. Notes. ../' .»' ,••'• .. , The Loyal Temperance Legion will meet next Sunday after Sunday School. "la Wayne county, a W. ; C. T. U. has enforced the taw in regard to illegal liquor selling to the extent of landing a man in jail." : "In Martinsville, Clark county, .III,, no druggist takes out a government license for the sale of alcohol, because of the strict'enforcemint of law by the persistent:^effort. <>f the W. C r T. U r who did not hesitate to prosecute three years in succession." , v : ^ The same county has another Union which has stopped all illegal selling of intoxicants in a no-license village by enforcing existing laws. "Within five years the W. 0, T. U. has driven every saloon out of three counties in Illinois and by 'continued education, agitation and: distribution .of literature, kept them out." , "In a sparsely settled wheat-growing section in Oregon an attempt was made to have a saloon, Miss Maggie Eaton, the County President, tooki her horse and carriage and, with another white ribboner, drove fifty-five miles in one day, opening f orty-flve gates; the aext day she took another woman and drove forty-five miles and opened thirty gates, making one hundred miles In two days and the openiiig' and closing of seventy-five gates,''But toe county was saved from having a saloon by the signatures of yotera. shenecarfid. Yes, thq woods are full pf sa«hW,C, T. Ipf. women and the practical results they bring $bqutare un-numbered and often unknown,"—Union Signal, -' -' * ' t ' .',_,''.. J ._ 1 |_ iiT1rro _ n . m ^ j j|^__ ' '_ ' ' " ' ' • .--•;--.-•;:,•••• Jordan, ^r- r:-"^;rr~ Farmers ar« getting alocg niceiy with the work of corn planting., : There are great prospects of fruit tlais year.! Many of the treeaj sra a maB89f bloom. Eoqoh Beede is suffering greatly frop sciatic rhemaatiana. It eeemu to affect him in every p&rt of his body. William Huuk was somewhat better on Bunday, He was weaker than he had been, but very much wore quiet. John Woiferaparger rode out to his farm oa Suuday, his ftrsfc vialt there place his severe sickaess, AH were glad to see bin, May W Utero will be an fcutwtalu- vowt *t,(; the Liitfawau cburcu in Weft ia 4b<s pufpofie yf of Mr* of that <J«*pftrtfnftnt lit the W. C. f. U. The meeting win bfl held in the IT. B, ehnrfh at I'enrose. There will be two conventions, Sunday School and Young People's Society of Christian, Endeavor.anci ft ChlWreh'fl meeting at East Jordan church in the near future. Afc the'regular tneetlrig of the Jdr- danW»6, T; U* last Thursday evening there were more that a hundred In attendance, a fine program was carried out, after which sandwiches, cake and ice cream were served. There is a part of a column in tb.e STANDARD called the Directory, that the W. 0. T. tl. women ought to be conversant with if they are thinking of voting in tbe near future. Ot course, the women did not vote for any of tlose officers, but when they do vote they should know for whom ^ they voted. Miss Emily C. Zlgler will teach the Center school next year., No reduction in wages. So far as,we know the other schools have not engaged their teachers. Thieves broke Into the Talbott school house between Friday evening and Monday morning, taking some email things. One of the doors was not properly fastened. Several will go to Prophetstown next week to attend the W, C. T. U. con* vention. , , , . : r Mrs. Huff is expecting a friend from California next week to visit her. 'Hannah and Maggie Hackett took the teacher's examination last week Mr. Jobnson found the work so good that be could not but wonder if those girls had had access to his questions. -He said:there are many applicants who could not even copy the W^rk without making more mistakes than they made. Last week an account of the death of Mr. J. G. Westervelt came, which we are sure many will be glad to read, Jobn Gerry Westervelt passed away on Wednesday, August 5th*. He suffered a paralytic stroke about three weeks prior to his death from.which he never recovered. He .was born in the town of Poughkeepsie on Sept. 30,1814, near Spackeakill. He .wan one of tbe early pioneers to the West, whither he went in 1843. He located in Wisconsin, near where Fond du Lao. city now stands. He married Miss Mary Tompkins, who lived but a short time. He followed farming awhile, and then sold out and en gaged in the. : grocery busU ness in different places in Wisconsin and Illinois. Hjs last place of business was at Varna, Marshall county, 111., where he Was burned out In 1892. He then returned to Salt'Point, Dutchess" county,' where he resided at tbe time of his death. He was known by his associates wberevet found as honest and upright in bis dealings, and ever ready to lend a helping hand in time of trouble or embarrassment., Ho leaves surviving him two brothers and two- sisters^whose ~ combined BJ?es would be 331 years: Mrs. Maria Van Wagner and Miss Cathllne Westervelt of Salt Point, Casper Westervelt, of East Park, and P. Henry Westervelt, of Empire, Wis. . .; --' -'Gait.' '• _^ .,-..,. House cleaning is now the order of the day,- •' :f ' • : ' Mr. and Mrs. George McCailister, of Sterling, visited at George Burch's Sunday. . r Miss Margaret Willsey spent Sunday with her : parents. ~"Mr; and Mrs. Ed Myer' spent Saturday with Mr. and Mrs. Fred Landhere, of Round Grove.^ ,-• Mr.'andMrs. ; Henry Buyers spent Sunday witb their parents, Mr. and Mra; John Buyers. • Ed Robinson came home last Thursday to spend a few'days. ' ' •/ Lewis Wetzell is erecting "a new barn. John HendrlckB is doing the work. -': .•'''':'• ; •• -•'• ','. . • '••• : ; Mrs. Fred Ohms is ill of pneumonia. Tl?e King's Daughters meet with Mrs. Frank Hall next Wednesday. ' Lloyd Halt and Vernon Fink spent Sunday with their parents. : Prophetstown. C, H. Aldrich, of Tampico, was in town Wednesday.,, ; . : R'. I. Dickinson epept Wednesday evening in Savanna, > Mrs. W. E. Tuller and daughter, Jennie, were guests of Sterling friends Friday./' •.. .-•;•• •••' ."•.; . •..•;• •••..•'..;.>..• - ' :Miss Kate Adams is visiting friends in Eochelle and Aurora. , . Mrs. Ida Poat, of Chicago, is visiting her parents, Mr. aad Mre.E. E.Conner, Messrs. Will and Ed Eisele were visitors from Sterling Thursday. Fred Giasaburn and wife, of Tarn- pieo, spent several days of last week witja Mr v and Mra. Har^y llichmond. Messrs. /-p«nk Stewart and Ralph Wiley, of Tacaptco, spent Saturday in ' ' Mr. and Mre, H, Aldrich and Natalie Wilbur, of Storiing.attended the recital in Shole's Hall Friday evening. lloebrt Molntyre will deliver a lecture on, "Buttoned up People," in tbe Methodist church Friday evening, May 21. , . , Tbe Ffopbetstown graduating cla*a of three th(s year. .This is the cl&ss fiver gradusstiag from school—due £o midicg the new The gf adu&tea if a Mm ,1»np 2UiSl>oKs Hall Mr«i. E. (J.Mathift Jpft for a vUltwith frlendp in RoshPlls »n'l Ilockfwd Thnfaday. Mrs. F. E. Kocheleau and daughter, Phea, of Berwin, are visiting relatives In town, In Rock Falls at 3 olelock Tuesday occurred the marriage of Mies Emma Sturtevant to Mr. V. H. Gibson, of St. Louis, Those present from .Denrock ,and this vicinity were, Mr; and Mrs. Burt eturtevant, Mr. ftud Mrs. Charlts Sturtevant, Mr. H, A. Sturte- Vant and daughter, Keene, Mr, and Mrs. Dan Cnshidg. ' May 10. •'.-,;,' ; .- -;• • ^ '• Science Rldgo. ; Cornplantlng is all the go this week. 1 James Evans is repairing his house. He will paint itlome time In the future. Jacob Landis returned from a visit With friends in .New York, last week. . Most farmers are planting but Anson Brauer is harvesting corn. 4 Mrs. John Lankis is still very seriously 111. . Cora Ebersole, who is ill with the reported to be much better. • '....• .The East Science Itidgo school was iplosed last Friday afternoon with appropriate exercises. The work of eight months is ended and now the children can lay aside their books and enjoy a long vacation. Quite a number of people gathered to listen to the closing exercises, which were very well rende red. Samuel Elgin invited all the cyclists of (Sterling to come out to his creamery Thursday evening. The chief enjoyment of the evening will be drinking J)Uttermllk.^r^lgin-will be well supplied with the fl'uid,, •.',''/.'", Miss Carrie Shannon.of Milledgeville, and Mr. Lb'u'er, of 'Polo," were~yislting' with the family of Levi Snaveiy last Sunday. Mr.- Loner is one of the reporters of the semi-weekly Visitor in Polo. ,! ' Nature has now burst forth with all her glory. The fruit trees look like large, magnificent rose .bushes giving forth such sweet fragrance that it greatly refreshes one to inhale it. When one'passes through the fruit orchard and sees the beautiful sight he cannot help but feel thankful to Him .who made them. ' • ;'.',', Tampico. • B. E. Wheelock has been engaged as Principal of the school at Lyndon for the coming year. Mr. Wheelock is a worthy and ve'ry 1 hard ! worklifg young man and^e predict will-give excellent satisfaction. We cpngratulate^both the school, : Wheelock. •_Mr. and Mrs. Delos Craddpck, of Dundee, Miss., returned last,^ Friday and -are:-vi8itllTg^lth^He^r^mT[vlB and friends. .; '-.. The Highway Commissioners have purchased a hew road grader— the Inr diana reversible— at an expense of ' ' ' ' ' . j David Slye has purchased the Tampico House of Mrs. J. F. McNaughton. .•'• .•;'• ;•'••'• •. •. : ••" ; •. .• ' H. D. Putnam, who has been sick for the past two weeks, left Saturday evening on the •• 5 o'clock train for Knoxville, Iowa. He was accompanied by his wife, father and , W. C. Stilson, the latter having the care of him bathe journey. 1 . • A. B. Case, of Prophetstown, was in Tamplco Tuesday. J. J. Bleitz procures his ,meat now frpm Clinton. .Jade believes in keeping good goods and says he can give better satisfaction purchasing meat of the' packing houses than he can to purchase of the farmer. Tampico is wrestling with' the electric light problem, L. W. Sheldon, of Rock Falls, was ia Tamplooilast Saturday, > Frank Stewart baa the foundation of his bouse completed and carpenters are at work framing the structure. Mrs. Julia Brace, who was sick last week, is reported much improved, „ Dr.* A. C. Smith, of Sterling*, arrived in Tampico Tuesday morniug,and,with a specialist from Chicago and Dr. P, A. Lillie, performed an operation on L.J, Kendall for hernia. At present the patient is doing well. ; Gardeuplain, Mr.' and Mrs. J. E; SandsVof Sterling, visited Mra. Sands' eon, Mr. E. Maroy, and wife a few days last week. MissXaura Long, of Fulton, visited relatives at the corner recently. Miss Lucy Eaton, who baa b&ea coat fined to her home for several months 'with illness, V3 able'to be ou) again. Mr. and Mrs, F. Startzman drove to Clinton Saturday to spend the day. Mra, Stover, of Fulton, visited her daughter, Mrs. A. J. Stowell, a few days this week. Miss Etta George, of Clinton, visited friends bere recently. Mr. and Mrs. E. Marcy west to Lyo- don Saturday to visit their brother and family, returning Suuday evening, Mis* Lucy ISatoo spent Tuesday in Fultoa, U, J?ark«r Is very low at his hom» ia * Mrs. Marcy tW« WP Miss O^rfc, of Mftrrisoo, ppent day and Tuesday with Mra. WIHiutn Montgomery, retutntng hdme day. , . Miss Belle E»toa went to Lyons, Tuesday. , ' * •'' ' ' ' ' • ' ..''..'."./"' J. E. Wadsworth mftde a business trip to Fulton the first of tfi* week, Mrs. William Montgbmsry Sevisitltig frfettds in Morrison! ' Coleta., • /; .-,';. ' A TueBday, May.25, a crowd of people interested in the waif are of the cemetery at Hickory Grove, will assemble at the church for a picnic and afterwards will concentrate thelfc energies on the cemetery grounds with a view of beautifying them. Thursday, May 20, the Band of Helpers of the Christian church will give a lawn sociable on J. H. Becker's residence grounds. Ice cream and cake will be the main features of the even- big. A May pole winding will be witnessed during the evening; a good program has been prepared. Mr. and Mrs. Rev. Noah Garwick, and Mr.and Mrs. Cyrus Bushman drove over to Grand de Tour Saturday afternoon to attend a musical program that evening. They returned Monday, , J. 0. Klngsbury has sold hid stock of dry goods and groceries to S. S. Royer, of Prairleville. Mr. Royer took possession Monday and an invoice has been taken since. It is thought that the stock will remain at the old stand in Coleta to be sold. ' An account of the funeral of the late Mrs. Catherine Fenton may be found elsewhere in this paper, .-. , The .carpenters are hard at work O. C. Peugh and Charles Rlgljn wheeled It to Polo Sunday forthe pleasure of it. Miss Lulu Bender is visiting with her brother, Otto Bender.and wife in Freeport this week. Rev. C. Bender attended to business at New Bedford Saturday. . > Last Thursday the Band of Helpers met nt the home of Mrs. Albert Reed arid spent the day sewing rags. , David Slick, who found what be thought to be a meteor, recently, has since been told, by one who should know, that his was a petrified specimen of a sea animal. It is wortb some money to him, so he says, , The boys are preparing to playfbase ball this summer. A better organization than the previous ones y will be formed. ~"RevrJ7;HrGrIme8,-of Forces ton.ably occupied the pulpit • In the Radical U. B, church last Sunday morning during the absence of Rev. C. Bender. A crowd attended the baptizing at ;..••.. •, .;•:."- ;., Program . : - - ' ,„• •.. For the Sunday School Convention to be held at the Liberal Ui B. church in Coleta, May 23, 1897. ...'•-. ..-..,' At 0:30 O'clock. Song....... ,/. '.'......,, Prayer;..,.......:;...... ..Rev. W.T. Hlcliardson Song ..,....'....' ;. .-• One-half hour talk oa the Sunday School Lesson ..T. P. Overholser, Sterling Song ,.....,.'...;.,..; ;..... '..; ' Topic: "What method can be employed to obtain punctuality at Sunday School?"..... / Discussion opened by..........A.D. Stanley Followed- by J. C. Mtlroy, B,"8. Lawrence, Wesley Wine . .. , . i • Song .,...;.. ............../....,'.-... Benediction '. —,...'...Rev, C. Bender Afternoon Session at 3:00 O'clock. Bong..... .,.....,.,..,..,.. Trayer........................ ..HeV;, N. Garwick Song '... Topic; "What is Teaching Jn \the-8unday School'.",'......., Discussion opened by............. J. L. Peugh ! Followed hy Frank Royer, 0. H. Bushman, Dr. G,I<.Prpctor, .-... . * Song,.,..—...,—..............Male Quartette Topic; ''What relation has the Sunday School to the Church and vice versa?",.........,... Discussion opened by.,.....,..., W. D. Deets 1 Followed by 8. O. Crora, L. N. Thorp, Mra. • ••J.GWrow. ••:.. ••, ,;''..' ; , .... Bong.... Congregation Benediction —......'.., •'. • Evening Sessional 8:OO JP. SI. ' Prayer r ,,'...,..', Rev,C.Bender Praise and Song Service, Conducted by..... ...,J. B. Fentoo Exercises by Pupils or Primary Classes of the Town, , ; Song. ,..i....... ....— .........".Male Quartette '. • Benediction. Now Is tbe Time ta Get» Home. . , ; The Ghicago'&i North-Western Railt way has just published a newspaper called the North- Western Home-Seeker giving facts about the great State of South.Dakota'a'nd the advantages it possesses for the pureuita of agriculture, dairying and cattle raising. Lands can be had at present upon moat favorable terms, and there ie every indication of large immigration into the State this season. Correspondence ia solicited from intendlag settlera, and a copy of (he paper will be mailed, free upon application togW, B. Kniskera, 22 Fifth aveuue.Cbicago, III. Harveat xoursioun vlu, C.B- * Q. On April 6 and SO, May i and 18, tbe C. B. & Q. B. K. will sell tickets at one lowest first-cla&B fare for the f oun4 plus $2,00 to poiats ia th« wt^t/ west, Ewtsweat and ssuth. F&{ lur- how. fa ,ft i« if W*t ftot, ie4 I wfl! Mi srs rsrtfttB lofty tales in Ihosg partej ^nter raitis'fall, which »te the «M«rB carafe relating dowss. flaoantaiRiH in great torVsnte, Wbea tiw rains are over, and th'6 WBt«rS frete' mountalfts have ceased to fte$v fiearch the beds of tb« torfeaK find plenty _M diataoad^' s)sd thefp isire plenty *td the mountains; but the feeftt of is so great that It Is scarcely t6 a> thither, nor IB there then a bf water to be found. -MoredYer, those mountains great tsefpcnte are to a inarveioua degree, .vermin, and Ihla owing to heat The serpents ard &lso tbe venomous In existence, so that aft? < igoing there tuns fearful risk, for have been destroyed by these &ttt tiles. ..-,,:• ' '' - NdWamong these-mountalftS.thffl* are certain great and deep" Valley^ t«^ the bottom of which there Is no access. Wherefore the mea who go la seartifii of the diamonds take with them plecd» of flesh, as leaft as they can get, an& these they .caat' Into the bottom of ttm valley. Now there are numbers i eagles that haunt those mountains i feed upon the. serpents. When 1 tbe lea see the meat thrown down pounce upon it, and carry It tip to : rocky hill-top, where they begin ta rend It. But there are men oa 7 1£*> watch, and as soon aa they see that the, eagles have settled, they, rain© « loud shouting to drive them a*ay. AttS. when the eagles are thus' frightened away the men recover the pieces at. meat and find' them full of, ftltunondS which have stuck io th€ meat-down Us * the bottom. 'For the abundance of diamonds down there In the depths of th« valleys Is astonishing,, but nobody caa pnly.toibe at once devoured by the B«*-' pents which are so rife there. ' ; •There la also another way of getting the "diamonds. The people go to th».' neeta of these white eagles, of whlck there are many, arid flnd plenty of diamonds which the birds nave carried oft with the meat that was cast Into tho valleys. >nd when the eagles tbeta- selvea are taken diamonds are found to their storiiachs. • . •<• • So now I have told you threo different ways' lu which <these stones are found. No other country .but this kine- dom of Mutflll produces them,.but tnere ' they are found bpth abundantly and at ' large size. Those that are 'brought t* ppr. part,of the world are paly the r&- •fuse, as it were, of the finer and larger atories. For the flower of the dlamohda' and other large geflls, as well an ttift largest pearls;- are all carried ,tO ^the I Great Khan and other kings and princ*s of those regions; In truthj; they po»-, -Bess""Till ^ihe~great^": J 'treaBures ~of "^ther world. . •; . •, '. ••'..-'" -.',' .,' : ' : ' , • Social 'Position »nd Solf-Bnpport, i /'But Mfhaft of mysocial 'positions"- !s ; tho cry of tliowoman^-ho is obliged to become seH-aupportlng. She may ask it frankly of some one who can furnish. ' her a more or less satlBfactory answer,' or she may only of herself.In se» ' cret In a wondering, pathetic fyay t Ttoe woman who wjshes to keep bet eoclaT position In spite of her calling can do BO provided her character IB sufficiently strong'to keep her from the erronr prompted by •enBltivenesa, and prdvldP ed that Bhe will not allow her new dn- Ues to cause her to forget the mental attitude of those in the social swim, She muB;t keep In touch wit/h the interests of those Whose interests were onc$ here. She muat carry herself with sucJi dignity, as to compel recognition from all with whom; she is thrown in con-* t;act. .Forceful, Intelligent wpirien of courage and ability are admired independently of, their worldly positions,, and if there is any situation in life where refinement and ^character count for their full value It r la the • position". which the selfTSUpportlng woman o£ former prosperity elects' to fill.— 1 Illustrated American. Tbe Social Uou In the M1U£I». ' Are the oflicers of our wiJitia intend- ed'to adorn drawing-rooms, or to serve their country? If the state under whoefc' laws they hold, office designs them for the role of social ornameuta, then the methods of Gen. Peach, of the Maaaa» chusetts militia, are auite fitting, an& any one aspiring to the rank of an .officer In the state militia, should be'e^, pected to pasg.a Btrlct.exammatlon to pedigree, social standing and nature of bis dally calling.' If, er,,the first requirement of a ofilcer Is that he bo Qualified for the eervlea of the state, then to draw a' social line In the matter of promotion** \& to insult American manhood.- la- vidiouB class dietinctlons are Inva4ing almost every 'sphere of our professutt democratic life. As ,a rule, there , Is nothing to be done about it But tts<* WlUtla service ia inUhe hands &t fl^B 1 people. ,l«t them eee to H th«H' ft }« , not .corrupted by. fa vorltlpoa-oar culated by snobbery.—The American. r Clwnued tUe. Subject. loitlfii^b-—"All, my Miss Edith, you do not 4rtsam many sordid mea would seeji to such an ta^ocent,, tjwatlBg gtrj a » are., just foy n*f money, th^ m&a wno -wins you wilj for your owe eweet sate ' %

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