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Sterling, Illinois
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|*f. fAVOHT MORALS RATH* 7 '* AN A P,4RT!CUl,AH RELIGION, <sf HI* I nt«d la Poverty tent H»s Fhllos- 1* A<!C«j!t««S by Mlllleas ot th* Rue'*. • • T»>!» .* v.-H HE real name ol Confnfliua ,-was Kung-fu-tse. According to some authorities he Hved live centureg and a half and according to others four centuries and- a half before the Christian era. The place , of his birth is now generally stated to have been the state •of ix>o,"a little to the eastward of the great canal In Shantung province, .•where he /was educated and where he married, says an exchange.' Hla object 4n acquiring knowledge was to turn it practically to the purpose of good government, and he accordingly devoted jhitnself exclusively to moral and political science. He afterward divorced Ms wife, in order* as the Jesuits say, thaf he might better attend to his studies. When he thought himself suffl- •clently qualified to Instruct the barbarous age In which he lived he ault Ihls solitude for the courts ot princes. China was not then united under one •emperor, , This union did not take place until two or three centuries after, ,*he, philosopher's death. But, when i •Confucius began -'.his' tnlsslon there ceems to' have been as-many Independent kings in China as there were in •, England. under the Saxon heptarchy.. •He journeyed 'through these .various - . «tatea In a condition of simplicity and poverty, devoting himself, to the In- i • atruotion of air ranks In his precepts of J •' Tirtue and social order., His adherents i "gradually Increased and he at length: ..l_T8ckonied_jis jwan'y_as_3,00p_dlsclples,_qf • iv^om - seyentyrtwo were inbre" partlcu-j larly distinguished by "their devotion • to their master,'and ten wore so well ~ grounded in all sorts of knowledge that . 'they were called, by way of excellence, /•'the ten' wise men." In his /visits to the different princes Confucius endeav- 1 ored to prevail uponi them !to establish '«,* wise 'and peaceful •( administration. 'After many wanderings and dlnappoint- - ' "menta he became prime mJJDiBter >i1 wlta { - a, recognized, authority ••to'carry ' his: ' , theories Into, practice, In Loo, Jils na-i tive country.' At tills tlmo he was 65 - /years old. In three years he Is said to; tiave effected a thorough change in the; , ' moral condition of the kingdom. The! '. Uftpplneas 'and prosperity created by thej * philosophic priino minister excited the A' jealousy;od the'neighboring kings. The; "uoverelgn -of Loo'was soon Induced toj Abandon his benefactor and Confucius ••'•was obliged to flee'.to'.the',northern-part- 'of China. He;was subsequently re-' pulsed at three 7 different courts' to •which he applied T for office" In order that he might render the people .happy, and, after sustaining many bthei . eprrowB, he withdrew to the kingdom or Chiii, where he lived- In «reat pov- T -«rtys His—doctrines, however, _ had - taken root, and It was at this-time of 'adversity that his disciples were, most * numerous.- He went again, to Loo, hia - native county, but vainly solicited to ' be re-employed In the government. A* length, full of years, if not of .honors, • he retired from the world. In company - with a few of his closest disciples, to " write or complete those works which — -bocame the eacred> books : of th> Chinese ' and which have survived twenty-two centuries. Ho died In his seventy- third year. It was.the great object pf . .Cpnfuclus to regulate the manners of ,';. the people. . He thought outward de- Icorum the true emblem pf excellence in / toeart. He therefore digested all tbe various ceremonies. Into ' one" . cpde of.rites, which was called the Le' fee,, or Ly-klng. >. In this work every <"' ritual In all the relations of human liff . is etrlotly regulated, eo that a true Chinaman is' a perfect automaton, put V in motion by.tbe regulations, of the Ly* king. ,80106 of tfee,•rites aye most eix- [• . cellent, The ; duties'toward parenis/ I th$ respect due to superiors, the def : corum In the behavior of common life,' etc., speak highly in.favor of Coniucl^s. Sttit hla substituting ceremony for slm- pHclty and true politeness is to be quds- .} tiqB?d, The Ly-king contains many, excellent maxims arid inculcates morality, but It has come to ue in a jriutjU- 1?> ated state; with many Interpolations, V , e»ya Gutzlaff In ibis f'Sketch of Chinese -*, History, Ancient- aad' Modern." In ' the (.writings of. Confiicius;: the duties * of husfbands toward their wives werf , slightly - dwelt upon, On the' other fcand, the duties and Implicit submfs- sAg'n of children to their parents were extended to the utmost and-jnoat rigid?- ly Inculcated. Upon this wide principle of filial obedience the whole of hla system, morail and political Is founded." Confucius was a teacher of morals, but not, the founder of a religion, fatia doctrines constitute rather alsyetejo Jot philosophy In the department of ; mof- «ls «nd politics than any particular re- llgftmfc faith. The moral doctrines iof Coa{ucluB Jncluda that capital . one which -however neglected in practice, has ^obtained the universal assent ;of mariklud—ha taught his disciples- '-to others according to the treatment they themselves would desjre ft their hands." la this doctrine ,th$re is an evident leaning to predestination «r fatalism and to predicting events Tjy mystical llaea of Fo-saee. Ttoe of ConfuclUB, "without xoatl?ig to ^ divine legation, to prevail throughout the empire In the wo.rjld. of »o,t anjjy, fcy^ tfee C^il- tii0 iCorssBs, CJocJbUn CM* 'wlta, taken ool- a^4W,W50,Stoe. raiiroM-'!vi l J' ! < : nn8r notion the I* 1 ***! in «lpr'fr}fn.l with conditions iinrlvajed fo raent (ind practical derrsonsHratlon we wmild fts unworthy the distinction conferred upon us by strnggllng ancestors It we did not eustAln our reptrtstion, eaya the Chautauquan. In converting ot(r steam lines, cable and horse car roada Into electric railways the question of obtaining 1 tha power from cheap and abundant sources is parataottot. The sraeeeasi of the Niagara people opens up a field heretofore existing merely lii apeculatiori, and "It has had the effect of stimulating others in original Investigations and experiments to obtain power from similar sources, Vague rumors havo been current to the effect that capitalists were on the point of organizing to convert the pow-' er of the Missouri, Mississippi and other rivers Into electrical energy. It had been estimated that the tides, of the North and East rivers exert d power many times greater than would be required to lignt the whole metropolitan district and to supply heat for the buildings" ahd turn the wheels of all the rallroaas and factories. The question of collecting and storing the power seems to ba the only debatable part of the subject; and this Is belhg seriously considered by Inventors and scientists. . A tidal "water plant haa been established at Bower's Cove, near Providence, R, I., where experiments aw now being made to convert the energy of the tides into electricity. ,It is anticipated by the promoters of the enterprise that 'power, light and heat can be supplied to' all .mills, traction companies and private nouses in Rhode Island at less than one-half the present cost. It may be many years before we shall 'succeed In harnessing the tides along the two great oceans that wash •our shores, but they are sources of such an endless amount of . power that the world will satisfied until they are controlled or their utility proved exerted by the "currents of our great rivers Into useful power Is limited only by the' question of ..initial..expense In establishing the plant '..,• SCIENTIFIC EOQ-HUNTER. Tho Pearly Nautilus, Nat the lien,' HU Subject; Scientists are offering congratulations to Dr. Arthur Wllley on the BUC- cess of his search for the eggs of the pearly nautilus. -The pearly nautilus Is the only*living representative of the great group of extinct animals whose shells are known as ammonites; says the Plttsburg Dispatch. So r^are were specimens of the animal: itself that twenty'years ago $90 was paid in Loudon for two preserved In; spirits. The structure of the animal' is extremely curious, 'and an, account of it formed the first scientific memoir produced by Sir Richard Owen. Setting out two years and a ^half-ago^.for-the south seas, Dr. Wllley proceeded first to Ra- lum,' New Britain, where he spent a year trapping the nautilus in seventy fathoms of" water and dredging In .vain for Its eggs^ He then tried a station on thtTcoastrbf New^ Guinea,"where f he was nearly drowned by the capsizing of Tils email craft. After passing through New Caledonia he irrlved last summer In Llfu, '•one of tne Loyalty Islands, wnere nautilus can be captured in three/fathoms depth only. Here he constructed a large submarine cage, in which be kept specimens of nautilus. his patient elideavors were rewarded. Some of the nautilus spawned in' .the cage, and be was able to obtain abundant samples of the eggs. Bach egg is as large as. a grape and is-deposited separately by the mother;nautilus. It is expected that by this time Dr. Wllley haa obtained the young in all stages of growth. ' :'', • j , Dpjf Wanted to Die. ' ' .This St. Louis dog Wanted to die badly,. He was a'popr, bedraggled cur with a - hopeless look In' h, is leyes anc he ptopped in iront; of a rapidly approaching electric car. The motorman quickly lowered the . fender,. which threw the dog off the track. -A second time ,tbe dog placed iilmself Ip. front of a ear, which was stopped a few inches ; away,; The. dog was driven away, and ran under a team.. The horses balked and he again'escaped death. Then the dog trotted down the street. In front of "tbe.Llndell hotel .watching his chance, he leaped under the wheels of a car and wp ground to ,pleces. •.' ••:" . ; , : '. \._ ''_;.' ?i •••.'.'','. : Wl»»! Odga, These. •',•'] Educated; animals are an Interesting part of any circus.—I. Hi Herbert; has a collection qt trained dogs' which i about the best in the business. !0ne 'of the dogs seta on flre a mlnia;tu;r< house upon thQ siage, another rlng^ i flre afarm bell, a third plays thejrpl of policeman and clears the track for four dogs dressed as firemen who com dashing In with 'a little flre engine The hose Is quickly unrolled'and a stream la playing PQ^ the flre Jn lesa time than it takes to tell it. Decidedly The Tena t nt — I want to change my of flee for one on the second floor. Tit Agent— What's the trouble? The Ten ant— You Itnow I'm on the fourteenth floor now. Well, every thn«tmy wlte't mother pomes up to eee me jit givee hq: palpitation' of the heart , so to COOK up on the elevator that 'she invariably insists upon stopping in my oraee two hours for t&e palpitations to eaaa down Oimniie 9, room that can be reached by B. etftlrway.—Cleveland |*{aln aa Judge* In filE 1*01 iK. TALBOT, AN MAN, AFTER MUSK OXEN. *** Ppont a Fftr+nt?*! r.lfca » Frfnr» — Eccentric bnt Clefer—- Write* W*ll Brawn Welt ah<t Shoot* Splendidly— Known. HOSE Itt this city' •who 'like the repa- tatloa of being -An- glotnanlacs "will doubtless mourn when they .hear of the opportunity •tfoey have lost of meeting J. Talbot Clifton, cousin to the duke of Norfolk, the premier, peer ot England and hereditary earl narehal and chief butler "of the kingdom, says the New York Journal. •Lord" Talbot, as he Is called 1» the 'our quarters of the globe, arrived here on Monday and went to a hotel, tfhere he remained until last night. Then he left New York and proceeded on hla way to discover the north pole. With him .were his brother Arthur and his valet 1 Bette. Olifton Is closely con-; nected with half a dozen of the best omllles of the Kngllsh nobility and la i Very .wealthy young man. He Is about 32 years of age, tall, slender and ultra-English In dress and manner. It is said that at one time his Income amounted' to something like a million a year, but that his debts became so appalling that he signed over his property, or the most of it, to his creditors, reserving for his own use the modest annuity of $80,000. Talbot Is, with all hla eccentricities, a very clever fellow and a really great traveler. He can write fine descriptions and good narrative stories and his pencil sketches are exceedingly good. His little leather diary Is a most Interesting book and Is worth anyone's time to peruse. ' He talks as calmly about going around the world as though he were giving his order for breakfast. He has been : ^_.______ known in SaiT Francisco" aia In" Grbs- venor square, London. . He has journeyed through Russia, Siberia, Peru, to the' rtost northern part of Alaska, and In. those parts of old Mexico to which he says no other white man had previously traveled. Not content with, the hunts of Lord Lonsdalo 1Q British America for the rare and elusive musk ox, this young nimrod Intends .to penetrate to the most desolate region of Athabasca and capture, if he can, one or two of these rare animals of that land., He Is a fellow of the Royal Geographical society, and If '.he succeeds In capturing a pair of musk oxen alive he "will drop all of his other • plans for the time and return at once with his prizes to England. If he can get the musk ox dead only, he , will go on north, hoping to meet some whaler and invade the arctic regions. He hopes to reach a point tardier north than any one, else has reached. The musk ox, for the capture of 'Which alive the -London -Zoological society has offered a large prize, is an ungulate of the great family Bovldae, the most useful to mankind of all the mammals. These oxen are more nearly allied_to the sheep than to the ordinary ox and would be appropriately named the musk sheep. They are found only in. ATctic; America and In Greenland and are about the size of small cows. .. They have large heads and formidable horns. The greater part of the body Is covered' with a matted brown hair of considerable length. In setting out on this cold and lonely journey, _wllh.^no__jpther_ companions than his brother, his valet, and his guide, Mr. Olifton thoroughly realizes the dangers and the hardships to which he will be subjected. He has been through both before. and they seem to have more charm than terror for him. "Really you.iknow," he said, laughingly, in his sumptuous apartments, "beans and bacon are. not a half-bad diet for ft healthy Britisher, and when you're actually hungry they're positively good.". . On his return to England—If he : turn-rTalbot Intends to write a book ,whlcfh will be illustrated with pictures drawn toy .himself. Cllftpn'fi experience In San Francisco is a thing never to be forgotten either by him or by anyone who happened to be In the city at the time. t He was a conspicuous figure there and tied fast his faith to "White Hat" (Dan) McCarthy, the turf- man. It was an odd sight to see the lanky Talbot and his little friend, the top : of whose • tall white beaver came barely to the big Englishman's ohould- er, driving .about in a buckboard wagon drawn by a little hunter which trlec to take every gate and fence towarc which the odd pair'drove. One :day the liitle hunter naturally tried to take a spiked gate while drawing the buckboard and its ill-mated occupants. She came down on -the iron pickets and horribly,; torn, bled ./to death. This stopped the Englishman from .driving hunters, .before buckboards. At the horse show of 1895 he y/as as much of interest as any one of the events on the^oard^ and visitors, went as much tft see "Lord" Talbpt. fall off hla horse as to see any of the other performances. The big fellow thought • he could do, the Jumps on his horse, The Lark, one of his niany purchases from "White Hat" Dan. But'almost nightly he was gungAjver the head of the balky •little mare and buried his aristocratic nose in the tanbark. He was a member pf the Burlingfcme country club and established a gentleman's coach- ,ing line between 'San Francisco and that place. Everything he did, nl ithough done in the most serious way was meant for the humorous writers of the San Prauclseo newspapers, who treated him about as the metropolitan, press haYerafearded~' J weH, Oscar Wilde Jra.with him a letter of iu- froju Lord Lltcbflflld, in tha,t e»t0eiiie4 gee? refers to the ot tti« duke ot Norfolk in glow tot ^ts?TSiy ft ? th" i!->.rrp-»*i» *i\ >f the •P'orH of •Che onws In yl#c**i OTI fenti-sts, rtiinologlsts and gists, on the part of whom, it Is meiln- aSned, the free prescription of the drug honM be checked, eays the Pittsburg Dispatch. Remembering ttiat every ndivldnal may hve some special dJosyncrasy against B6me particular drag the first application of cdcalne tftiould be toade very carefully, RS, In- leed, should every subsequent • one. fhere can be no doubt that many, specialists are responsible for establishing he cocaine habit with a great many. of their patients in having treated cory- eas, hay fevers and other local discomforts of the nasal ptaasages with 'solu- Jons of cocaine. The constitutional ef- ect is pronounced and alluringi A medical may says he haa now In mind almost a score of such victims, who would have done far better to have worried along with their hay fevers and other nasal annoyances than to be afflicted with the cocaine habit, which s a hundred times worse than the disease for which it is used. The great- estnumber "of victims. Is to be~f6und among society women and among women who have adopted literature as a profession; and there is no doubt that a considerable proportion of fchronlc cocalnlsts have fallen under the do- inlon of the drug from a desire to stimulate their powers of Imagination. Others have acquired the habit quite innocently from taking tfoca wines fortified with salts of the alkaloid .In solution. Both coca, wines made from cocaine ind cocaine lozenges and tablets should bo supplied with the utmost caution and prescriptions containing cocaine should not be dispensed a second tlmo without being reinitiated by the pre- ecrlber. The symptoms experienced by the victims of the cocaine habit are illusions of sight and hearing, neuromuscular irritability and localizing an- aesthesia. After a time Insomnia supervenes and -the patient displays a curious .hesltancyJand-^an-jnablllty. to arrive at a decision on even the most trivial matter. One-drug habit speedily engenders another and the victim, of chronic cocalnlsm Is' usually addicted to overindulgence in alcohol, besides being a confirmed cigarette smoker. .. Tennyson an a Guest. Tennyson's first visit to the house of Professor Max Muller in Oxford was rather alarming. The Professor writes: We lived in a small house In High street, nearly oppoalte Magdalen College., and our establishment was not calculated to receive sudden guests, particularly ,a pqet laureate. He stepped In one day during the long vacation, when Oxford was almost empty. ^Wishing to show the great man all civility, we asked him to dinner that night and breakfast the next morning. At that time almost all the shops were in the market, which closed, at one o'clock. My wife, alyoung housekeeper, did her'best for our unexpected guest. He was known to be a gourmand, and at dinner he was evidently put out by finding the sauce with the salmon was not the one he preferred. He was pleased, however, with the wing of a chicken, and said it was the only, advantage he got from being poet laureate, that he generally received the liver-wing of a chicken. The next morning at breakfast we had rather plumed ourselves on having been aJble to get a dish of cutlets, and were not a little surprised, when our guest arrived, to see him whip off the 1 cover i«"> order, aiifl fill kinds of. Porch Work and Brackets turned out on short notice^ at my Haning Mill. Try our : : : : CARPET PAPER. Nothing better for '.. lay ing under carpets. When you t want anything in : :..;_. Posts, Shingles or Lumber *3 of any kind^ I can fit you out. Telephone No. 19., I We are stilS and doing at the old stand. Anything in Staple or Fancy Groceries \ caa be found at tbis store, Prices are as low aa sny where, qaftllfcy considered. Fresh Vegetates anfl Sttaw- berries received daily. C. H. ATWOOD, the West End Grocer. of "the. hpndlBb, 'and to~heaB theTex- clamatlon, "Mutton chops! the' staple of every bad Inn in England." How-, ever, these were minor matters, though not without importance in the eyes of a young wife to whom Tennyson (had been Jike one of the immortals. .•. • . No Need for "Jim Crow" Can. , We have gpt on'in this state for 30 years without a Jim, Crow car and have not missed it. If we could endure its absence just after the war and throughout the reconstruction period we can endure It In the present improved conditions. In every city In the state we ride In the small street cars with, our colored fellow citizens and nobody Is the worse for it BO far as we know. There is more room in the railway cars. In our experience of railway travel in the state no colored passenger has ever made himself offensive In any degree or way to his fellow passengers, and it he bad he could and would yery readily; have been subjected to corrective measures. To speak plainly, we need, as every one knows, separate cars or apartments for rowdy or drunken white passengers far more than Jim Crow cars for colored passengers.—Charleston News and Courier. Wonderful Natural Photograph. ' A most remarkable discovery haa recently been made In Connecticut. While wandering about a wood the atherdaya man came across a number of logs and trees felled by a woodman's ax. Many of them .were covered with patches of moss and lichens, and .one of them bore on Its face the vivid, clearly defined picture ot the surrounding scenery. The only .explanation of this penpnjeuon is -that the Blab, which lay for nearly a year in the swamp, had developed on its smooth face cheml-. cal properties " similar to those of a .photographic plate. . Furthermore, it is a color photograph, for the outlines of the objects traced on the wood are of a deep yellow. '£00 Knloker—'W« had to dlscaiarge our pastor became he nUepa-ouauuced & •word," Bocker—"For such, a trifle?" Knloker—"Y«i» He eaJd the dear do- parted had goa* to "the un<Hscov<*rtj4 eoaairy fuom wJasie Jwrs Ancient Methods NO LONGER* PLEASE. . The old, worn out credit System Js' passing away. The. close cash buyer realizes the fact that it is the best policy to pay cash, llemember, with, every purchase of one dollar's worth of goods bought at the Spot Cash Grocery you can save 10 to 25c. Spot cash prices, and lower prices than my competitors can make, is the way I am selling goods. A few prices here will convince you of this fact. ',-;'. • '' A Mb. caii .of Gold Mine baking powder, warranted to please, "and a good 5-foot step ladder ior» •*•••***•••• •_•»'•>. • •_•.»._•„•_•-?-.•. ._LJ . 11 bars Good Soap for 85c Best brands Gloss Starch 5 and 60 Fine Cut Tobacco 25c, worth S5o Spear Head Tobacco.....^«.. .'.. 35c Lewis Lye.;i.;...;..........;..., 10 Good Lemons.l.....'.. 12%cadoz • Qt. bottle of Prepared Mustard.. 15c Silver Seal matches, best' matches •• • made, 12 Boxes for 13c Choice Dairy Butter^ Ho Fresh Country Lard.....'...*....'- 7c 25 cigars for., ..<. Extra Honey Syrup. - 4 .....7."."..."-.i 26c 10 Ibs. best Oat Meal... 26c Canned Corn..;.... 5 to8c Evaporated Apples, per Ib..'... .6 to 7o White Beans ....3to4caqt Raiains.... ..5calb Crackers.......... 3J^c to 6 Iba. for 25c 3-lb. can California Apricots...... 12o MARSHALL'S BEST FLOUJR, the best Fancy Patent Flour Hade, and acknowledged the BEST by the leading Bakers of Sterling. , . . ,7 FRESH VEGETABLES RECEIVED DAILY. i STRAWBERRIES FRESH EVERY DAY. £__ Positively no goods sold on time. It must be cash to" all. I will not sell on time. Call and get my prices and see-the finest store, the largest stock and the best quality of goods. R.L.KIMBRO. Clothing. SUITS for Men- SUITS for Boys- at prices to SUIT you- Sure fit. ' - • . . ,,.•'' 'i Shoes, Shoes, for one and all. Toilet Soap Sale, " t " 3 large cakes of the celebrated Wool Soap for— of Oojnplexion Boap and a larece Ohina Plate free, for Sapo Cuta, Medicated, ?Cr 1 3 .cakes for &«^ Same soap as Cuta CuraS Try it. Your moijey back if you do not like it. ^Wj^r t ^W <^W» ^^^ Dry Goods. - - - .-*(.• t 4 Umbrella Sale— 45c, 65c, 75c, 98c. Worth double these prices, Fancy Ribbons, • : ; :,.:•, ,-i ',/ ^ -i v , Laces,.;, '. ..; i' KidQiove5, Silk Mitts. : Qarpets sewed Groceries. Fancy Lemons, One cent 3-lb. sack of Bait, 10 Best Butter, - 18e 4 Ibs- Fancy Bried Pears, lOc box Shoe Blacking, and Java and 2 Ibs. out Sugar FBEB- . * .. • • ^ * .'if^'fi" '- -"'"-"- • "* \ -' ">;^ 'tv^-lP •>••:-?''.« ""//«% ,, ^^txm

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