Sterling Standard from Sterling, Illinois on May 20, 1897 · Page 3
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Sterling, Illinois
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Thursday, May 20, 1897
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>-f'-'iff •«sf-=? XjLS 4 *»* .., tt fat tea BTAJ?I>ARI>, snfl ts« ft td esSeet *Q MDa In e»t etty, PA*SSW— if jim do no* feeelva JKSTO 8*AJnt>jUs0 repilwfljr Bad promptly , to e Oh*«, Bftwvon stxmt it, Uolonm Townafelp Officers. Otertr— P. 0. W. B. Brown, -AdAtn Brown. of the P«te6~B. 0. ' Winter*, John eyWeten, John Bentcs. Hlshwsj*— W. B, Cnrtls, 4' 9, martin*, N. McKlnslo. BOOK PAU4 OFFIOBBB. — Ward Lincoln. OMf Ctertt— B. O. Wlnt«r». y-'-H. k. Sheldon. . H. DavU, .-. A. Hall. SWrtft Bnpt.-Jdhn Kadit. UhlM Fire Department— A, o. Stonier, Otty engineer— W. 0. Holbrook. RoftUSOtwnmUsloner— Dr.J Old? K!e«trlolsn-0. A. "Hty D0nectOT»-K. 0. Wlntero. * tight OoUwtor - &Ul6f men—Pint Weld, R. E. "Wetzell, H. N. Wbftffer; Second Ward. John DIekson, B. H. Woods; Third Ward, A< 8, Qoodell. X. A, Ma. corner. Rock falls Professional Men. Attorney!. J,Vt. WHEEB. H. L. DHBLDON. '&• • June 3. He has quit his place at T. A. Gait's. ' ..•';". •' Supervisor H. F. Batcheller goes to the county farm Wednesday for committee work...-.:---'- - r ---.•-"-"...-.... -....-'. ; :.-... 0. A. Young, of Lyndon, was up Monday to see Jacob Smith on paper- mill business. Charles Hey has sold a car load of his fat cattle to local buyers, He will deliver them Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Hollenbeck spent several days of last week with relatives and friends, north of Dixon. ' •Miss Clara Babcbck took a spin .on her bicycle to Penrose Sunday to see her brother, and came back in the evening when he did. , : • Freeman ' Clemmona writes from Fruithurst, Ga., that he has j uat sold fall of his property there and will move , ba?k to Rock Falls some 'time in the ,' 'early ,£aU. ..•;".-. ••.••"."• ".'. •..;.'•'."•:'. '_. ' ,- Miss- Clara|KesBler,of the Class of '07, f'has obtained the school at Walnut' for next year. This IB a good school and she is very fortunate, yat she will not ' disappoint the people there. "'The fruit raisers sayjthere is an ex, cellent crop iof strawberries showing tip now. ^There Will also be many rasp • 1 berries if every things continues as favorable as at the present time. : Capt, William Parker has a silk , minature rebel flag which he captured 'during the war. it was probably made 'by a girl and sent to b'er beau. It hud the words "You Are Bight" In silk • thread letters worked on it.' »* Frank Heckman had a'car load of fat dry cows and heifers'in Chicago on ^Friday's'market and succeeded in get-' f'/ting a good price for them. ("The high- '**st price for -that kind of beef was |^reached that day for the year. :• ,The first election held in the t^iiontrn6rency Hall will be the Judicial election in June. The hall is being Uxed up and chairs' obtained to seat |&e people. The Woodmen will have a ^$ncein the hall the first part of next =*M*»i*«B-fcaeSte=Sfc^ William Early, of Montmoreney, baa been !n Chicago with a carload of fat stock of his owa feeding. A load of household goods of Henry L«e started, overland to Walnut this morning; The family will go in a few days. ./' •.-.- .• • .- - -'" : Bernard Long, of Stones, has been sick for the past week with trouble in his back. He works the Frank Heckman farm. • Mr. and Mrs. John Allison drove down from Amboy Saturday and spent Sunday with their children here They returned home today. Fred iWorman expects to start for home June 1, He is in the mail service at Butte, Montana." He will spend his annual vacation with bis parents. Mrs. George Keedham and baby returned home from Tamplco Tuesday morning. Mrs, Needbam has been sick at the home of her mother for many weeks. She is now much better. James Casey has bad his two daughters move here frbm Amboy, He has rented £ house in the First ward ln,the extreme west'end of town and he has moved in and the family are now keeping house. , . . Miss Clara Journey, of the Class of '97, has succeeded in obtaining a school to. teach in Iowa next year. She will stay here and take the Normal couf se in t the summer and will then go West for the examination. : While Charlie Staples was painting a sign on the Culver store this morn- ingrone end—of-the platform-ladderr came down and a bucket of paint was spilled. Mr. Staples caught hold of the upright ladder and did not get hurt. Elaine Lee expects to go tjo Walnut and open a bicycle repair shop in one end of the machine shop of IJettitt & Lee, He may-go the: latter-part of the week. Blaine has been in Brees- ler's repair shop,for a long time and has fully learned the art of i repairing bicycles. George Babcock and friend, Howard Smith, rode their bikes down from Penrose Sunday afternoon, for a short Visit with Mr. Babcock's mother. Howard had bad luck with one of his pedals and it required a machinist to get the thing repaired so he could'go home,. They started for home about 10:30 o'clock in the evening. •. F. D. Roaebrookjhas a lawn mower which has a good record. It was purchased by Fayette Dyer, twenty-two years ago, and did good service to- cut his immense lawn for many years until he sold his place and moved West. Mr, Rosebrbok bought the mover and has continued to use it ever since. It is a massive one and makes no stoppage for small things ' like nails and wire, but will clip them and work as good as ever." HUME AT REST FOREVER. THE FUNERAL SERVICES OF MRS. WILLIAM PARKER. A Large Concntirne fay their ts« Tritmte to lift Honored D«atl Friend—KellRlonA Betvlcen ftt th« Home—W. R. C. Bnrtnt Rlt« ftt the Grave. TWO OLD BURYING GROUNDS. They nrft Now Hi •f hint** of the Sid- -ni WHITE Jk SHEIiDON, asi Counsellors- at' Lew, Money Loaned on Beat Estate. , 1 ....... mi •Hi- ii i i .1.1.11. • ..... ..... • . .....I in . — .. • I. .-... ^ i i i i. ........ John Heckman expects to ship a car of fat cattle to Chicago this week-. PLYMOUTH CHURCH, H. C. Landis says the frost Sunday Bsornlng showed very plainly in parts bis strawberry patch as it blackened d-waited gome. A great many peo- igot up so late that morning that be news - to them that there any frost at all, '.. IS, Sticknier, and bride, of 'York, arroH county, have been spending a days with their friends, Mr. and M». gamuel Lowry, oc Park street. bride was. formerly Miss Maud , and used to board with Mrs, , Lowry and go to tbe Bock Fails Fred Wright, W Dill Percy Norwood pushed their Walnut Sunday, Lee G«id< 6i#rted with them but broke down walked back. Percy Norwood fea 9 rim whan near his deetlnatioa, | faire4 s horse and buggy to carry ' Kocojjnltton Day Has Been Wet for Tuts- / <lay Jane IB. Tuesday, June 15, has been set for recognition day by the new Plymouth church society in Hume. ' This society waa organized dver a year ago,.but somehow there lias never bean set apart for ti day of public exercises whereby other churches in this part of the State hfld. reqognized it as such as is usually done. " On the day set there will be a grand meeting/ The societies from eight neighboring churches will be,,invited and it is expected they will all be present. These eight include the churches of Bock Falls, Sterling, Genesee, Pro- phetstpwn, Lyndon, Monison. Bev. H, A. Kern and Luman Ramsey were down in that vicinity last night with thebalaceof the committee and arrangements were outlined for the occa- eion. Rev. Kernr has. been preaching at this point. The pastors pf the Rock Falls Congregational church with the Ramsey's have been instrumental In the forming of this society. - . U. S. SCOTT ;ON SNOW the funeral services of Mrs. William Parker occurred Friday afternoon at 6 o'clock, May 14. The ceremony at the houefe waa of a religions nature. The W. R. C-i in which the deceased was an ardent worker, had charge of the services at the grave in the Rock Falls I. O. O, F. cemetery. There were a great many present to pay their last sad reepects to the departed one, The large house Was not nearly large enough to hold the vast throng which came. The friends were< permitted to look at the features of the one so lately warm with a beautiful life, before the services. The elegant casket was closed immediately after the ceremony, The flowers sent were magnificent and lovely. There were many calla lilies. The immediate members of the family bestowed beautiful pieces; a wreath with the word"Wife"ln the center; a pillow with "Mother", across it; a star from the grandchildren With "Dady" on it, this being the name thay called her; an elegant lyre from the Whiteside County Press Association; a piece from the W. R. C., besides a beautiful bank of,flowers which lined the piano back of the casket. Appropriate songs were sung by a quartette from the Congregational choir.conslBt- ing of Miss iiayme McCallister, Mrs. SJ4^Mingle r E.-R r -NImB-and-Charles Sheldon. • .Theflrst spng, "Beloved Thou Art Gone," was a special favorite of -Mrs. Parker and was chosen by the family. The others were chosen by the choir.' The W. R. C., of Sterjing, of which Mrs. Parker was a charter member, sent a beautiful floral piece, represent ing the bottom part of the order em- .blem, with the No. 45, the number of the Corps on it in pretty- letters. Mrs. Parker's pastor, Rev. H. A. Kern, of the Congregational church, of which she was a member, read the Eleventh Chapter of John, about the raising of Lazarus. After a prayer and another song, he gave a comforting talk to'.relatives and gathered friends. He said many choose the wrong duty in life. So many girls, as they leave school, aspire to be a Dora : thy Dix, a Clara Barton, a Florence Nightingale, a Francis Williard, a Mrs, Frank Leslie, for her wealth, or a Mrsv Palmer for her fashion and society. We could get along without any or air of these. • • : But there is a nobler and better woman than, any of these, although much good they do and grand laurels they wear. The ideal woman was found in Proverbs 31. A home woman whoso life was spent in the right rearing of her children,..the loving wife to her husband, kind to all, charity toward everyone and many other good traits beside/a dignity in bearing, und a trust/in God.. All.'.these the departed friend i had. SKo was as as nearan ideal woman as one could be. .'.•'"> At the close the caahRt_wua_hQmeJ;Q the luneralcar by the pall bearers, J, E. Durstine, tf. G. Van Sant, F. W. Be U * Great Obierver of OTbluga lleteoro- j$ aafisy night while Henry 8. Woods tbrowtog down some hay from Jolt oi the barn of Her. H. A. Kern, he rents, ha ttomehow walked off stairway and fell to the bottom bruised tiaaaelf. A pby- Bulled to attend Mm, It may f week before be will be out 01 bed, , W. OUfer, of Montmoreuey, eaya ^* writes f sow the far West, s$ Walls, Wash., Umt 8b«> witb Mr. Scott says : ''It looks this way through pur looking glass.' Our first snow storm was on Nov. 4, 1896. It snowed twelve inches. Th« moon waa twenty-nine days old. 'The old saw eaye it will enow ae many times aa the moon is days old at the ftret snow. No vr, fcUere have been* but se^euteen snow storms io all thua far. {There have feet and nine incbea ot snow the winter. On March 82-83' it mowed just eighteen hours in all. The first saow melted by the tun, consequently all others did, This rule at- waya holds true: As the first enow goes, so will nil other?. The lea la the river went out March 11, 1897." WHl €t>lttl>rBte tyitji the Queen. Mrs, Hugh Wright, mother of Pout- WrightsWiH celebrate her birth- with Qaeea Victoria. That is, they wiU both celebrate it the same day for they were both bora «?a May 84, They wl,Sl both be old tb$ attEue day* wy&tiwiwmim 04 iHb&aft to Wheeler,',Joseph Hodges, E.G. Winters and J. V. McOarty, Ail but Mr. Wheeler and Mr, Hodges aru members of the G. A. K."i A great number of the soldiers, members of the G. A. K.,were present from both cities. Tho W.B.C., of Sterling, attended iu a body, as well as the Bock Falls Corps, which met at its ball and went in carriages. A very long train of carriages followed to the pretty cemetery where their loved one was soon to be laid to rest forever, where care and pain are known not, The grave was beautifully lined with evergreen and meases of lilacs on white cloth. This was done by the thoughtful hands of tbe W. R. C. Elmer Brooks, the sexton, had the mound of dirt covered oye? with evergreeue, The Woman's Relief Corps had charge of the services fit the grave, This was the first one of the kind ever in the eity and the rite was very pretty and impressive. Near the close of the service each member deposited upon tb,e casket a bouquet of lilies of the valley on a sprig of green.. A prayer by the pastor closed the service. There were over fifty of the membeis of tbe W. S. C. present. ' Thus.uear tbe suneet time of day, a good woman waa laid to-reat.- She has accomplished ber work and the bereft husband, the daughter and other dear relatives, will always call her blessed, Her mission was ended and who can say it was cot a good one. She was the fondest of wives and the most loving of mothers, the kindest of 'sisters and friendliest of friends. She will be long.remembered. The good works of a woman never die. The whole Community deeply sympathize with the family at the parting of the grfeat light around which the rest of toe family seemed to revolve; OB hex' who WMI the advisor of them t*i}j on hits oa whom all dependents wsa Silas Mania, Ore failur- ney Barber, wm> t,<kPt! up li burial place oil iht» Mnnill>:, ejast of town liireH milef, and iransfeired to a new lot in the Hock Fails cemetery. This was done a week agtr The actrecalls, anew tbe fai-i of the old burying grounds usfd by the people who "first settled in this country a half contuty and more ago. People died in those day- by thu hand of disease, as well as by the baud of the Indian, and the dead were buried here and therewith only a little raised mound, covered with grass and wild flowerB,to show inhere the graves were. The first place for a common burying ground known to have been used was the knoll, of what is known as the Dr. Morrill farm, east of town three miles. James Hawley then owned the place. Not only were the new.dead placed thereTjut many were dug up from various places where they had been laid over the prairies. There were several hundred put in the sand hill of James Hawley. This was the only grave yard between Prophetsto.wn and Dixon, on the south side of the river, and but very few were ever taken to grounds north of the river. When Rapid City was laid out on such a large scale, where Bock Falls now stands, a half century ago, pro visions were made for the burying of the dead by laying out a cemetery near town on the big hills near the Golder road, on the Morrill and Joe Miller farms. Many were burled there. When the city did not materllze and the charter went back, the grave yard was vacated~as well^ MoslUJfTtbese'buried" ones were afterward taken to other grave yards, yet there are many remain in unmarked graves at this ground and will remain such forever. Orie~6f the many tordieTriTtheready history of the town was a Mrs. Durrant, where she lies is a mystery. She is one of the many whose grave will not be known. About .twenty-five years ago when Mr. Bailey was making for himself and family, the well remembered dug out on the hill near the Fallett residence, he came across human bones,' It was thought these were the ones of Mrs. Durrant. Her son, who was then Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota, came back and upon investigation found these were not the ones of his mother. Digging on the same bill would show up many more bones of , once animated and intelligent beings. . • ' ''The grounds on the .Morrill farm were not staked out, nor- was there ^nv^system of burying. Any one make a grave~wb6r{fbe plefcsed; Besides the many unmarked graves now there are yet several with small marble slabs, yet all are now run over by the cattle and trampled upon. - •— STBR&INO Com.No.2... *h«tt, fin. S. lift • 7* , Oats, No. 2 f White. ..... Cftttt*.. ......... ............ , ..... 200IB4 (WtW, f &.... ..... . .............. S ffi ' " .. ___ „ PmoDooH-Botiet, ? fe. *« ......... ... . f Ml.;..., ............. , }5 , fe ton..... .............. t ee«w m Slossbwra, Korrte Botu. ____ ...... res . TnrSeys.. SWIFT FLYING PIGEONS. Make the Flight From Slmliboun to AI1I- wankeo AVla. ( • " ;: . . Doc Boyntou- tells "of the ilight of two or three hundred pigeons, which made the trip from Shabbona to Milwaukee, Wis. The trial wag made Sunday morning at-C o'cloek-from-the -raiiroad-'statiour They reached Milwaukee in six hours, forty-four minutes and twenty- two seconds. .The test was'madeto see y»vhat time it would take.'to make 100 miles. The birds are owned in Milwaukee and Shabbona WJIB the nearest of being 100 miles.ih an air lice, of any other city. The wind was in tLe southwest, therefore. favoring them. They were all freed at once. As soon-as they were free they all started at once direct for the direction of their bome,with the exception of five. These five hung around for a short time and then followed the others. Opportunity, for Hotne«eeker«. •There are excellent Opportunities along the line of the Chicago & North- Western R'y in Western Mlnnesota'and South Dakota, for those who are desirous of obtaining first class lands upon most favorab|e terms, for general agricultural purposes, as well as stock raising and dairying, For particulars and landeeekers* rates, apply to agents of The North-Western Line. Fresh teortments, Our Shirt Waist stock has been replenished with some new. conceits just out. In fact, this department has never before been in such good shape to serve the wants of our patrons satisfactorily as it is today. We show all of the new MeasJn_Shir! Waists from, the inexpensive U n 1 a u n d.e'r e d Waist at 15c up to the finest made.' Shirt Waists-Correctly made of pretty, thin materials, new colors, detachable collara, perfect • fltting Shirt Waists— \ Handsomely made, beautiful materials, detached collara and "cuffs, regular dollar values............. Shirt Waists— In some new and pretty materials, just out, standing collars, detachable cuffs and collars, 'made to our own special order- sold regularly in many * stores .at $1,25... Everyone }a flordialty invited to ^tterid ons 1 Grand Summer Opening, on Friday and Saturday, May 7th and Bib, 1897, when we will make the finest display of new pattern hate ever seen in the tfwo cities, including all the latest Summer styles. A specialty is made of trimming and re-trimming, Prices lower than the lowest, HARTMAN •«... and SCrjRINER. Oalt House Block, Sterling. ¥ •, j. * Unlaundered Shirt Waists," usually sold for 23c— - 1 HERE Hallett; the Druggist, is Sole Agent for the cele- ' '' brated Almond Oil Soap. Selling at Half., Price to . advertise it. Cures all diseases of the-skin. Positively prevents Dandruff and falling out of the hair. . Try a cake. ; OUR STOCK OF Millinery Goods and Novelties , 15c 80 WeatSdSt, Dppoaitellandolph HouoeT Special Sale Ribbons OF AT THE Ladies'Bazaar. Anew lot just received, 85e Ribbon for 20c at this sale, MRS. L. HODGES; Locust Street, second door north of ; Gait House. ' IS BOUND TO INTEREST YOU. It is complete in every detail, with the latest styles of Hats and Trimmings. Give us a call and be convinced. MISS No. 5 East Third StJ, Sterling, Illinois. fTO Boots, MAgarmes i F "?*»••" " * ^ l8 * "toond,*!-!? 4Uf«wi) , ityles and at piioen u> rait the times, »t tb* ' 8TESLIHC STANDARD Centfa HOMESEEKERS' EXCURSIONS At the tow rate of One Fare for the Round Trip, plu» J2.00, to oorUln poluts SOUTH from stations on Ulinob Central west ot Iowa Foils, In., Uscluaive, May 3(st and June 14th. East of Iow» Fftlls and Nortb ot Cairo, 111., one day later, viz. s tjood iJalry tttttter IS) etmt« pejf p^aag Jwne 1st and 15th, For ft copy ol the Southern Howeseefcer'a Guide, de«0rlbtug the ^rlcultural advantages o« the er«l P&ssgnjjs* &S&S&. For UilorKmtion . gswttt to Bhi!ro«d Ettads la itoutbwn lUluote, is tlte fsawus Vsaoa VsJtey of Mtelwippi, &A- dreas, at Chicago, E, P. atwuo, Uu4 ^Twmi*- siut^I. lf»B, 4. - Until farther notice,! will sell.Lion Coffee at Ific per Pound Package, Cash. This IB the best package Coffee on the market, and now is a good time to lay in a supply. FLOUR IS CHEAP, and wiU advance if the wet weather continues, " WONDER " stilt leads. Have you Wed it? The best gaeolioe Io town. Leave yoar Fresh. M-^'A Catfish, Pike, Bass, Corned Beef. AT

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