Sterling Standard from Sterling, Illinois on May 20, 1897 · Page 11
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Sterling, Illinois
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ti«^, rffitrin ^-^^tf^A^^&i^^^hT^&rfZ*!-^™^™-, r" *i B«f»ertene, Cr th* Rt'jry of ft 1t»s ^oo Ifcrtjrt of Ife's n JJrf^fe— ef Faslt. I" in the ilence of this lonely eve, With .the street lamp, pale* flickering on the wall, An fciiffei were to whisper me-^ . "Believe— it shall be given thee. Call!"— •whom should I call? And then I were to see thee gliding In ClaiS fh' known garments, that with empty fold ••»•'• In. nly keeping, and my fingers, thin , As thine were once," to feel In thy sate hold; , Z should fall weeping on thy neck and say, - .-_• :-'-..- -.=•: >- -- •-, . • '- ; -•-•-: •. - ''1 have so suffered since — since"— But my tears ! .: Would, stop, remembering how thou eouht'st thy day, • A day that is with God d thousand years. • , Then What are these sad days,' months, ye v- of nilfte, ' - - .. To thln»» eternity of full delight? What my, whole life, when myriad lives divine " '.' . • , May wait, each leading to a "higher helght?^ I lose myfielf^-I faint. Beloved, best, Let me still dream thy dear humanity Bits with me here, my head upon thy breast, ' And then I will go back to heaven with thee. •iv." kit* 'V JnckV Boomerang. A^mt. Flora was making some wal- , nut • cream B that last afternoon in March. She had to crack the nutB very carefully to get them out wfcole, and i'gome halves of rshelvesvero not brok-, '' en at all. Jack's sharp eyes.discovered * them' in the ,coal-hod. x , ',,; '?0h, goody!" cried'he, "they'll-bo ,- jtiBt the thing to fool Teddy with to.'morrow, Aunt'Flo. I'll etlck them together and he'll think "they're regular walnuts." • "•' • •'-'•.' ••• "I wouldn't," said Aunt Flo. "He is' such a little boy, and he will he dlsappolnte'd. I wouldn't, Jack." -' But Jack would. He picked out shells .enough to make three walnuts, then'he • gat,the glue-bottle and stuck them together' so carefully you wguldn't have ,-Jinown they were ever .cracked. "Don't they. look Just good enough to eat?" laughed he; "Now, when they get dry I'll put them In a paper .bag 'and give them to Teddy in-the morri- . .. ,. ",\ Thon he ran put to "his play, whlst- -Ilng; and h< played so long and hard rth'at' he didn't" think of :^he i walnuts , again until he came home firpm school .next day, at noon. .- Aunt : Flora had Tput them away for him, however. She told_ hfm where to find them. - "On the second shelf of tho dining . a paper bag.'L said she. . ^, Jack's face, had a !spber look. He thought perhaps Aunt Flo didn't like , his joke. • ! "Maybe I 'hadn't best fool Teddy," said he. "Guess I'll take* them out and fool Johnny-; Wjllsoh. I haven't been fooled today, Aunt Flo." •. f But Aunt "Flo did not answer, and when Jack got to the dining room he "founft~Teddy-therer-rlt~dl3— seem-too; good a chance to be lost, Jack took the bag of walnuts -from the closet "shelf. ' ' ' "Hello, Teddy!" said he; "have some nuts?" '' " '' ' "Oh, yes!" cried Teddy, running to get tha tack hammer. He liked walnuts almost .better than anything else. v "ypu're the'bestest boy, Jack," 'he t said. '' '. ' At which Jack v lpoked<sober again. I 1 think b'e felt a little bit ashamed, After all, it wasn't the best of fun to fool a little flye^year-old boy, and hla owd brother, too. But be gave Teddy the bag, , ' ' Is less than two seconds down came the hammer 'on the "first walnut^ It cracked very eaellyi 1 Indeed, aud it had the funniest kernel you ever saw la a nut— a bright new dime! pt didn't take long to crack the other two, ,you may be sure; and there were thirty cents— enough- to buy -. two whole - pounds of walnute. '-"Ob, oh !"• cried T«ddy, astonished beyond measure. " Are i they mine? wiare.dld 'ein come* from?". Jack's 'lace was red aa a rosp. He •was almost ready to feel cross about jt; but looking up, he saw Aurit Flo smiling In the .doorway, and laughed instead, a 'little sheepishly, "I guess I'm like the story you. .told about the man that threw the boomerang, Aunt Flo, and It came back and hit hto," said 'he, "But I'm glad of it just the same."— Youth's Companion •• • • - T \ :A a Brick. When a boy does something that,i'9 particularly good or noble his comrades say "He's a brick!" for to call a lejlow "a brick" ia as high a compliment aa one boy can pay to another H we etop to think about it, though Jt eeeroa rather strange that a brick be eliotsea as a Btandard for the worth of a boy. 1 «.„»< nothing very wonderful or about a brick. Bat; like a gr$at other sayings that do not appeal * to tevo xau<i) eonee, we; .shall find, V} tae origin of the expression "stp-te^ out with a very geag|bl< JB order to, get at its beta go b&sk that thfrft •wn« no 'or building a mall about a town if the oltll^ra w«ro properly trained to'pro- ect thB plSic«, On one occasion an am- TaiSdadOT from a neighboring country came 'to see Lyctirgus, and he asked hoar Jt was that .he had no tratls around the tottn. "But we have walls," replied Lyctirgus, "and If you will come with roe I;will, show them to you." Thereupon he took his guest out upon fie plains where the army was drawn tip is battle array, and, pointing to ihBj ranks of the soldiers, he said: 'These are the walls of Sparta, and every man is a brick." So you see when the expression was first used It lad a great deal more sense than it has now. II THE OOP fJUFFR ANf* FEATURES Of LIFE. • fit fcf TnktnR a BatJi— Coafrt* *!on All Aro-wad—Tfc« Frnctlcs of 1m" dlsn M«dl'cln« fitcn- —A ColleotSott -of Corowna facts. ' •'- • Tales of Peril. While three men were hunting in [daho, one gave a shout, and the others ran to tola assistance. They found him iHnglng to some vines, that grew on the.- edge of a great hole in the ground, at least thirty- feet in diameter. After hauling him out, he explained that he bad walked into the hole while looking ahead for^ame, and only saved himself by the -merest chance; .The hunters came back the next day with ropea and lowered a man into the pit; He reported that it was. nearly sixty feet deep, and half-way down was) narrowed in like an hour glass, so that any living thing falling into the pit could never get out without assistance. As a proof, the floor of the pit was strejwn with the carcasses,, of bear; deer and leseer game. The luckless animals at different times had evidently fallen Into the pit, perhaps while being chased, and, of course, were unable to climb the walls, which inclined toward the narrow opening. Nobody of any sense ever hunts for a grizzly, but when one comes in eight hardly any one can re- ayy case with two men In Montana* who were going over the mountains on a narrow trail,- when .they saw a grizzly on the rocks above. Both men promptly took to shelter and consulted. .The grizzly was evidently coming to a spring nearby to drink, and was mind- Ing Its own business, but one of the men thought he saw a chance., and fired. The bullet 'hit the bear in the neck. This merely Irritated him enough to make him 'look around for his tormentors, and presently he was in full chase. They ran at a lively pace, but would have been caught had they not scrambled up the rocks. The grizzly scrambled!, up, "too. but presently all sounds < of. pursuit .... ceased. Looking back, they saw the bear jammed between two rocks. Before he could back out, one of -the men ran back and put a ball In the grizzly's ear, and- the chase was over. It. was such a narrow e cape, .however,' that the hunters resolved to avoid grizzlies in future.— 'In Los Angeles, a resident 'exhibits the skin of a mountain lion, got in a peculiar way. He was riding leisurely among the foothills when a mountain was sllnk- ing away, as it generally does, whenTJe" rashly fired at it with a light, shotgun he carried. 'The lion, slightly wounded, came back in a rage and made a dash at him. The horse shied and the man was thrown, striking his head "against a rock, and causing insensibility. When he came to his senses his horse' was standing over -hlmj-and T a~dead-llonJay-ia-4lttle_dls- tance away. He examined the beast, and .found Its skull crushed* like an eggshell. The horse had got a fair crack "at '.hint with his heels, and made an end of him. Ceremonial Laws of'•Savages. In a recent lecture on "Primitive Religious. Expression" In New Haven, Conn., Professor D. G. ; Brinton said that ceremonial law 1$ found to exist In every tribe, and }a obeyed with surprising punctuality.; It is often absurd and ridiculous, but Is obeyed Just the same. Among certain tribes It is against this law to roast a pig, only boiling of that animal being allowed; .with other tribes no fuel from two different species of trees may be used for the same fire; and in Kamtchatka a certain tribe has a,ceremonial law which prohibits the scraping of snow from the boots with a metal knife, and another law which threatens with (boils anyope who kills a very'young duck. It Is be lieved that punishment for the Infrac tlon of any of these laws .falls not upon the individual^ bat ujpon his tribe. Par- win found very little religion among the Patagonlans, but the severest ceremonial laws In vogue. .•,'••» • . - •; —-—.— '• • '' i. • '-An Elephant-Hunting Adventure. Selous, the African elephant hunter, ,on one occasion had a marvelous es- Oape. He was chased by an infuriated elephant, thrown from his horse, which ran^away, leaving him upon the ground Before he could ~rtife the Elephant ^wa upon him,,and, falling'upon his knees, sent one of its sharp tusks through his thigh Into tlje ground, for a moment pinning him there. . Seloua, while suffering terrible agony, did not lose his presence of mind, but pretended to be dead, well knowing that this was his only hope. The elephant watched him closely, a moment, then, thoroughly-deceived, pulled Ws tuek out and jan off into the .wood. a*, receiving as it went its quietus in the shape,of a buljet, which the hunter's companions ha4 not darec to fire before, fearing that the anlma; would fall on him. Paofessor Bailey, *oC Itfeiwa, K. Y, has succeeded la grafting tomato oa potato vi^esu IB 4Ms sassa the toj»a. *oe»4prw t» f«U stee, bttt.tbe potatoes barren •r£y PON the . sand A single captive stood, Around him came, with bow and brand, ' The red men "of the wood. Like him of o!d, his d o o ni he hears, Rock-bound on ocean's rim'.— The chief tain's daughter knelt In tears, And breathed a prayer for him. , Above his head In air, . The savage .war-club swung, The frantic girl, In wild despair, • Her arms about him flung. . Then shook the warriors' of the shade,' Like leaves on aspen limb, Subdued by that heroic maid Who breathed a prayer for.him. 'Unbind him 1" gasp'irtfie chief; "Obrfy.yonr king's decree!" He klss'd away her tears of grief, Arid set the captive t ree. 'Tla ever thus, when In life's storm, Hope's star to man grows dim, An angel kneels in woman's form, And breathes a prayer for him. Promoted for Taking; a Bath. From the Youth's Companion: In the Crimea, during the winter, Gen. Canrobert was In the habit of going about among the men of his command, Incognito, to see what they were about,, and to> learn their wants and" encourage the soldiers If they needed encouragement. One morning, on one of these tours, he came upon a young conscript who had stripped the waist and was bathing'his body with handfuls of snow. "That's an odd sort of soap you're using," exclaimed the General. - "Oh; It's good enough/' said the soldier. "Yjju see I'm young, and. more than that, I'm a Lorralner from Nancy, and a fellow-provincial of Gen. Drouot, who shaved himself with snow on -the march from Moscow,, you know, with the mercury thirty degrees below freezing. : The old fellows in my company, you see, bother me, and make fun of me because I haven't any beard, and since I can't shave out of doors, like Drouot, I have to do this to show those old fellows that I'm no more afraid of the cold than t am of the enemy." , "Well," said Canrobert, "what If I should 1 give you another Way of-"getting-even with those old fellbws?" .. "Why, I shouldn't mind," answered the young soldier. . : •.'Til'make'you .a corporal," said the general-.' • ./ .••;.: • .-.•-... .-«••.'. v The .soldier laughed. "I guess ;that won't go,"-, said he, "My colonel wouldn't have it." • , . ''I'm' Jiigher up .than your colonel; I am General Canrobert.'.'. ' , -.. The young; soldier was In transports —especially as the same day he.was made a corporal in the presence of the regiment! >_ " ....•• ..... .. , Confession All Around. From .the Detroit Free Press.— "I've had lots of experience in" prohibition towns, but here's one which happened to me in Kansas,"- said the Southern drummer, as he lighted ' a cigar, the train having come to a standstill by a washout. "One of my customers in- When I got to 'his 'place he introduced me to his wife and their one son. Before we went down 'stairs he .took me aside. . •;-'.'. ••'....'-•'' •.-' " 'Perhaps you'd like a 'little something,' he said, 'but don't mention this to the wife or" my son.' "I promised and he produced the bottle from a cupboard. When I went down I was chatting with ithe son, when he gave. me a wink and motioned toward a 'back "room. I followed him, and he said: " 'Pretty cold walking here, '. wasn't it? 1 '.: ' •. ; •'•:',; ".: .. "'Bather.' .' '"Well, here's something that will do you good, but don't say anything to dad or ma. They're, terrible down on thl» Sort of thing.' . "With that he produced a bottle from a top shelf ,in an out-of-the-way cupboard, , The supper passed off pleasantly. In the evening, by way of a joke, I shivered and exclaimed \ . " 'My, what a cold I have. I'd give a good deal for a drop 'of spirits for medicinal" purposes:' . " 'I believe there is some to the medicine chest,' began the wife, then stopped and blushed. "I laughed and said: 'Confession is good for the soul. There should be no secrets In such a happy and well-managed little family.' They all looked rather uneasy, and finally laughed and confessed." ?racUc« of Indian Medicine Men From- the Boston Evening^ Transcript: j&ajor A. B. Woodaon, agent of the Cheyenne and Arapahoe Indians of Oklahoma, says that the reign of the medicine men'is one of the greatest outrages of the present day, and as a direct result of their practice one- third of the children born df Indian parents die every year. Two of Black Coyote's children were taken sick, and, instead of. talcing them to the government hospital, he sent for the medicine matt, who blew a green powder intone luuge, ears and nostrils of one of the little patients. That medicine failing, the medicine man made aa in- ciaitm with his knife under the tougue of t&0 ebild, with, the result ^Uat deatn . 'Whew the green po the obild to health n*h"r "i*r o ^') n r '.' ' • ' "-"0 t? 1 ' 1 HP «o ,}; f{ !- •, font, tt ftnk^d, o«J'l lii'" i f.n n rit thpn hfif^rt n tiip nile r f '.o»k in th" t«nt, and nhen' thoy trr.r» hot TIP threw -water on them, filling the tent with steam and causing t,he child to sweat copiously. When the child was covered with perspiration, he 'took It out in the cold aif and sent it home, without taking any precaution to keep It. from getting cold. Next morning the child was dead. This Is only one of the hundreds of such . outrages against • the health . and life of innocent people. The big medicine matt of tho ;Chey- ennes is Little Man, who lives near Cantonement. He .makes hid medicines every year: and distributes them to the other medicine men. df 11 £%-S^'3B S ^Fd^e-lw - — — T Got .a Check \>y Flood. . From 'the Cincinnati * CommercialTribune: Frankfort, Ky., Special. — A unique freak of , the Kentucky flood came to light here to-day, A b6x containing some valuable .papers -was found floating in the river. -Among the papers' was a. letter addressed to Judge W. S. Pryor of this city from a Bell cftunty man, containing a check- for ?100 for legal Cervices. The letter was turned over to Judge Pryor, who placed the check to his credit In the .bank. The box had been washed out of the. office of the 'county clerk at Plnevllle, which was recently Inundated 'by high water, and had floated a distance of over 300 miles. Confronted by a Condition. From the Lewlston Evening Journal: An amateur fanner carrying homo a lusty pig while driving his horse with one hand and holding aloft a parlor lamp In the other, attracted attention on a West Fannlngton street a few days ago. . The interest of spectators was intensified when near the red bridge" his" vehicle" made" S^. lurch;" and pig, man, and lamp were landed In tho enow. But the pig In lively tonee called on more fortunate travellers to come to his assistance, while the enthusiastic farmer still clung to the lamp, and In due time all resumed their Journey, and at length wore properly domiciled In pen and parlor.^ t. . Steamboat PagRenRcru Up n tre«. From the Galllpolis Journal: - Capt. Ed.'-Morgan,'while In Catlettsburg the other day witnessed' a peculiar accident. Tho sldewheel packet that used to' run here, but'- Is now plying up tho Big Sandy'river, was coming up that stream when she struck a tree that had sunk In the river: By tho .collision she careened and sank. Sixty-five passengers were aboard' of ^ier scrambling from the cabin of the, boat, and many perched' themselves In the protruding limbs of .the tree and clung .to the branches "until they were rescued.""" CURIOUS FACTS. •Nine people out of every ten can hear better-wlth-the— right ear~than- with their left. ' ,„, ' It takes 72,000 tons of paper to make the postal cards used In the United States each ' ^ '.'..• " The world's blind are computed to number one million — about one sightless person to every fourteen hundred inhabitants. . ... An ostrich lives about thirty years^ and the average annual yield of a bird In capltlvlty Is from two v to four pounds of plumes. • •No human head was Impressed on coin until after the death of Alexander .the Great. All Images before that time were of deities. The petrpleum company which has •been boring- for oil at St. Paul's Inlet, Newfoundland, has. struck a splendid well at. a depth of 1040 feet, and 1 the existence of a large "petroleum district in the neighborhood Is considered cer- ' '" '"' .. . ; , . Equal parts of Jltharge and red lead form' when mixed with- a sufficient quantity of glycerine to Jorm .a -paste, a. substance 'which Is highly recommended for repairing cracks, in iron, It resists the action of water, alkalies and, •., . . ' ;. ••• ~ • The bushy tops of "branch 03 pf young long-leaf pine trees •were among the handsomest offerings 'for decorations during the holiday season. Gray Spanish moss and large palmetto leanres, also from Florida", were wore freely used than ever before. - ' A physician says that he has sometimes been able to convince persons subject to visual illusions that the fancied figures were not r*al by asking them to push one eyeball up a little with the finger. This makes all real objects In their neighborhood appear double, as any one can prove to himself, tout It does not double the false Image." -^--— ~ ..--•--.-..- ..... -. ...-•-. - ..... It may not be, generally known that there la cruelty In the keeping of gold flsh. Half of such captives die from sheer want .of rests As flah bav^ eyes BO formed that they cannot endure the light, in a glass vessel they are in an tntirely ,^^-0^8 place, as evident from the way In which- they dash about, and go round and round, until fa,Jrly vorn ' " A clever workman in a culiery factory in Sheffield, England,, made a dozen pairs <xf shears, each so minute that they .all together weigh less than half a grain. Tliat is about the weight of a postage stamp. Back pair was perfect and -would cut,* if euSftcleatly delicAte material could be found. 'ing oa « piece of white papar, they seam ao larger ttt^n Lawn mm AMD LOW W& gtiarrsntee them the lightest running aisd mott.durable' The fioest snd largest diflplay of Qaaollne Stove* and Kefriferators s °°°* MEISTER & ROHRER* 3 M LOCUST STREET* STBRUNp, T H E PLACE on West Third Street, known as the Burdick place, for sale, or will take a smaller place in exchange. This is a fine, large brick house. Good barn, four lots, best of location. I have two parties wanting places in Sterling; the one has 80 acres and the other 160 acres in Nebraska which they want to put in as part payment, bklance cash. Farms and city property for Sale and Exchange. If you want to buy, sell or exchange anything, don't forget to call and see me. Q. A. OVER Over Dill Davis* Dry Goods House, Cor. Third St. and First Ave. Fine Stationery ... Dresden Plate, Egyptian Antique, Royal Standard Linen, Venetian Bond, and other high grades for 25 Cents per *Box at J. K. ESHLEMAN, Successor to Myers & Eshleman, 21 East Third Street, Sterling, Illinois. and W. T. Qalt & Co, THE STERLING STANDARD, Job Printing and Book Binding. Work Unexcelled. Prices Reasonable. Office Thoroughly Equipped for all Classes of Work. The Sterling Standard^^Sterling, Ills. REAL fS?TATIE AT 313 CALT HOUSE BLOCK, You can find and get auythiuyr portuioiiii^r to Real Estate, * ' ia any iu SterHug or The largest li»t and the lowest prices. Exchanges iu personal or real estate*, 3t inane and abroad. . . .''... The oldest Keal Estate oHi«-ei, i«. Sterling IIs- - . tttbllshed 35 years. Sterling National Bauk li»r ; Best of eonveyauce, • FRANK W. WALZER TELEPH@tt£ HO. 8,

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