Sterling Standard from Sterling, Illinois on May 20, 1897 · Page 14
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Sterling Standard from Sterling, Illinois · Page 14

Sterling, Illinois
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Thursday, May 20, 1897
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MATTHIAS HERMES PASSES AWAY AT COMO. to HI* Etpraml Ko»t-Sn«- of the Lttag*— TF*« not 8«rt<ra«1jr III Matthlss Hermes, of Como, well Sftotrn to nearly sll Sterling people, fifed fit home Friday morning at 10:30 o'clock. For some time the aged gentleman has been ft sufferer from asthma, and for the past -week, has had an absceaa on hlahiBga, for which he was under the care of a physician. At no time, however, has he been confined to his bed, and no serious consequences were feared. This morning he was taken seriously and Dr. W. U. Carolus was at once summoned. The doctor responded at once, but nothing could be done to Gave the life of the patient. John Hermes, a son of the deceaeed.who has been located in Hock Falls, was' informed of bis father's condition and, in company with Father James J. Bennett, drove home at once, but they ar• rived too late to see him alive. Mr. Henries was well known. For ' the past ten or twelve years he has • been in the market gardening business and has supplied his trade with the best the season could afford. He was born in Germany nearly sixty-three yeats ago, and has been in this country about twenty years. He was a man of fine principles a'nd was beloved by all who knew;him. He leave* his wife and several children.bealdea two brothers; all of whom reside in this vicinity. The funeral will be held Sunday; the hour is not y'et settled, The bereaved family has the heartfelt sympathy of .the entire community. ELECTS THEGSAME CORPS. Sterling School Board^Meets and lUhooioa Teacher* For Next Year. The Board of Education of the Sterling School held a special meeting.Fri- day evening and elected the entire Corps of teachers that has served so efficiently during the past year. "The folio a roster of the corps: Superintendent, Prof. H. C. Chaplin. Principal, Miss Anna Parmelee. Assistant Principal, Miss Kate Stod- flaicd. . ; High School Assistants, Misses Bertha Forbes and Mabel Waldo. • No. 12, Miss Eva Smith. Np. 11, Miss Anne Edwards. , No. 10, Mies Kate^Harahall. t •." . No. 9, Mrs. E. VV. Edwards. No. 8,-Miss Ida Marron. ..No.7. MisaMary R.Dillon...;..:___!! No. 6, Miss Ivy;Phelps.. , No. 5, MisBjBessle Cruse. No. 4, Miss Luella Delp. No. 3, Miss Laura Wilson. ' No. 2, Miss Nellie Miller. No. 1, Miss Carrie Pratt. Instructor in Music, Miss Ella G, Blchards, Instructor in Penmanship and Draw- Ing, Clare Wetzel. There is a possibility that some of the above teachers will resign! and also that a rearrangement will be made in thfr assignments to the room BALDWIN IN ROCK FALLS. He Will Superintend the High School There Next Year, At a meeting of the Board of Education of the Rock Falls school held Thursday evening, Prof. H. V. Baldwin was elected Superintendent for the coming year. ' - J- • ' Prof, Bald win is a man of much ability as a scholar and is a man widely known for bia abilities as an educator. He has bad a wide experience in this line, having taught at Gap Grove seven years and at Aehton, five years. Mr. Baldwin has been Superintendent of the Lincoln School, this city, for tbe post yea/ and it was the wish of this Board that he remain another year, Mr, Baldwin has resided in bterling two years and bis many friends here know whereof they epeak' when they Bay the affairs of theRock Fails schools will be ia capable hands next year. PROF. GIBSON'S NEW BOOK. A New ROOK TrnjrraTn and a Mcst Special Bays— Sunday Hfihonl, Joly 28; Congregational, JnJy 29;] Farmer's IMy, Jnly 30; Luther League, Ang. 2; Recognition C. L. S. 0,, Aug. «; Oratorical and Field Day, Aug. 10; Woman's Day, Aug. 11; CMA. B. Day, Aug. 12. Lectures— Dr. T. Talmage, highest priced lecturer on the platform, two lectures, Aug. 5 and 0; Gen. John B. Gordon, greatest war lecturer, Aug. 13, PreS. W. H. Crawford, tbe finest and most scholarly historical lecturer* Wy^ cliff, Huss and Savanarlola; Dr. Carlos Martyn, the Poet, Patriot and Beform- er, Ang. 4, Band 6; Rev. J. B. Sllcox.of Chicago, in his famous lecture, "Grit and Grip;" and Rev. C. A. Moore, D.D., of Kewanee.'IH., lectures on "What's Wanted, orja Sketch, of a Man of the Times," on Congregational Day. Amos P. Wilder.the Chaoncey Depew among young Americans, in a series of five lectures; Mrs.J T. Vernette Morse, tbe Art Editor, in a series of five lectures; Mrs. W.F. Crafts, the noted ^Sunday School worker and lecturer, in a series of ten lectures— five devotdd to Children's Normal and five to Child's Study Council for Mothers and Teachers; H. H. Hamlll, the Stmday.3chool Worker, and Knox P. Taylor, Bloomlngton, 111. Miss Mary E. Tanner, Art Supervisor of State Normal, Wisconsin; Dr. A. S. Hartman, Rev. George Scholl, Rev. H. H. Webber, D. L. Miller, the "Travtl er;" M. C. Olson, Luther M. Kuhns, Mrs, Clara J. M. Farran, Rev. G. M. Brown, the Field Secretary C. L. S. 0.; Dr. J. A. Wirt,:Rev. G. A. Blerdeman v Oliver Wilaon, J. M. Stahl.Otto Dorner, and others. Rev. 0. W. Heisler will have charge of the Normal Bible class. Entertainments:— Goodwall Dickerman in Uncle Dick; Rev. C. W. Neller SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST [Adapted from Nast's cartoon in, 1 -'Robinson Grnsoo'a Money."]- EVOLUTION OF MONEY. Unwarranted Government Interference Prevents Easy Transition From One Sub- Btanco to Another. Money is simply n commodity that'is generally' recognized as a universal equivalent, and its degree of goodness or efficiency consists in the unanimity of the recognition of tho fitness of tho commodity used as money to' perform tho essential functions of money. Many commodities iaavo been used as money, and they have remained in use as long as they met tho essential requirements of money among the people \vhore used,' or until somo other commodity appeared the fitness of which commended itself, to the intelligence as being superior to the commodity then being used. aud Valuable School IlUtory of the United States. Two features give this new history unusual value. A bibliography introduces each chapter, citing the works or passages of standard authors, bearing on that particular era. In this way," teachers aud pupils are enabled to intelligently consult various authors,and gain & full and satisfactory survey of the subject, as well as a knowlege of our own classic American histories. Again, every important period ia so *£ ulijr illustrated by maps and dia- gpjiia that t tie dullest pupil cannot fail to grasp tbe meaning ?f the events they describe. The wbple progress of oar civil war is traced on this plan Irota Appomattox. Prof. Gibson was himself .a soidisr, and jftiows the baud of & master its the de- lia'f ation of a caBi^aigu, The merits of tlijji »tolrnblt book wiU cosamsaci it Hur;" D. L.;Miller,will give an illustrated -lecture on "Japan;" Mison's Magniscope three evenings; Mrs. C. W. Boucher, the reader; Prof. W. Wr Carnes, of Chicago, for the full season ; and others in view, the names of which willbe given in the June Assemblian. MUBJC:— Imperial Quartette; Dixon's FftmonsJMilitiary Band, five-concerts; Mandolin Club; Miss Grace Eisminger, j the superblviolinist, five days; A Quartette of Eminent Soloists; Prof, A. A. Holmes, of Chicago, who won his reputation during the World's Fair, will have charge of the Chorus Choir; Miss Anna Adams, accompanist. Reduced rates on all railroads. Special excursions run on special days. A valuable list of prizes for the best five orations by pupils of Common or High Schools of Northern Illinois. — The prizes are "valued ~at ~$250rand are:> . - -' : '• • '•"• First. A new eight volume edition of Ridpath's History of tbe World. Second. A set of the new Encyclo- paedia Dictionary./ 7 Third. A scholarship in the W..W. Carries School of Oratory audDramatio Art, Chicago, 111. . Fourth. A scholarship in the Dixon College of Oratory. (N. I. N. S.) Fifth. A. scholarship in the Commercial Course or Shorthand in the Business CollegerSterlingr-rlllinois, These are to be awarded to the five receiving the highest percentage, basing merit upon first, thought; second, composition; Prize winner to have choice of selection according to merit. Elegant medals, gold "and silver, will be given to the winner of Athletic feats. For list of events and rules apply to Prof. B. F. Hendricks, Savanna 111. For special days, detailed program and particulars, see the finely illustrated Asaemblian for. June. v General information pertaining to the Amenably, address Secretary, Rev. William H Hartman, Forreston, 111. Information regarding program and schools, address Dr. O. B. Blackman, Dixon, 111. STEVE HYDE WINS A MEDAL. inating intelligence they have discarded inferior commodities and adopted in place thereof something that was superior. These "changes .kept taking place until finally gold.and silver became tho commodities that were recognized by the people of most countries as being the best for use as money. Sociological transition is constant. Change is the natural order of things, and changes come about naturally and are therefore effected easily, if the natural process is allowed to go on undisturbed. Trou- ilous friction ensues only when there is obstructive governmental interference ;o delay or defeat the natural order of things. In our-own day the stagecoach has :>een supplanted by the steam railroad, and stagecoaches havu practically become a thing of the past. The tallow 10 W. W, &AVI8. The Well Known Faperhaoger's Inventive . Gehlu» U itecoRnUed. . Steven Hyde, the painter and jpaper hanger, received a&eolid silver 'medal Thursday, upon which is engraved in embossed letters of gold: "Rwward of genius. Presented by John Wedderburn & Co., Patent Attorneys, Washington, D. C." •The medal is a priz9 for thesimpleat and moat useful invention. * There were 553 devices subraitted, and Mr. ilyde feels'ju8tly~proud"that-be -was the winner. The device is a combined hammer and uttil puller to go on tha back of a paperbaoger's brush, It weighs but three ounces and is a great convenience. Mr. Hyde, will arrange to manu facture hla invention extensively. It can be sold for a nominal sum and ought to be a money maker. » —Tho G. A. R. Mueic Committee held a meeting Friday evening and decided to invite every choir in Sterling aad Rock Falls "to sing at tbe Memorial Day exerei&es. The Keystone Ban,d will also furuieh uiuuie for tbe occa eio«. Miss lillu Richards has kindly to take tha itjaderahip of the cfeoir, v l'bs Mtu* o£ later. Co-operative Banking For Farmers. The American Agriculturist of April 4 again discusses editorially tb.6 "entire feasibility of co-operative banking among farmers." "This citn be done," it says, "by slight modifications of the system of co-operative savings fund and building aEHOciations v or "co-operative banks, which has proved so remarkably successful in American cities. Those institutions now hold over $500,000,000 of deposits and area thoroughly demonstrated practical success.; Tho Saxon Land Credit association (a report upon which cnn be obtained by writing to tho secretary of state, Washington) is-a modification of tho Eaiffoison system, which in Prussia and Germany has achieved tho same success among the working farmers of those countries that md^crjffl^jj^^o^pg^^^jjanj^-jjaYQflojjiQvod incur American cities. The people's banks of Italy and neighboring countries, based upon, much the saine plan, have had marvelous success. A report giving further particulars upon the Saxon Land Oredit association has been published by tho department of state for free distribution, in which Consular Agent Peters says with a truth'that can never be "questioned: , _.--.' What American {armors require to relieve them of the present financial strain under which they are living ia tho power, to borrow at the lowest possible interest consistent with their securities and the financial conditions in tho great centers of tho world. So long as they must borrow from tho local money lender they __ must pay a'hlgh'rato of interest for accommo- ""• datkm. It Is this-high rato of interest under wliich our farmers aro now striving and falling that is responsible for tho general unrest and dissatisfaction. < Remove tho high rate of interest, give them the .same opportunity to -,,,-, „.. , ... , use their credit as men engaged in other busi- dip was succeeded by lamps filled Witn '-ness, exchange the present .mortgage, on the Durning fluid or oil, and lamps by illu- »««—•«/«•<»«» «»<«i ^ w«narmi% i Ki<>iTitwi*«h by/electricity. &iisi&&@£i$**^ This is the Man that bought a common Steel Range, being persuaded that It was as v good as a Majestic, and now he. can't kick himself enough. He .realizes there IsnoSteel Hangeas good as th • Majestic at . J. E.PHILIPS & CO.'S. initiating gas, and These and many other changes ^vero complished^with ^^ whatever, and BO it -would bev?ith commodities nsed as money in the absence of governmental obstruction. There •would be no threatening money question in this country today, endangering tho continuity and perpetuity of all business activity, if the ; United States •was not engaged in tho banking business. " . . . . . •.•••' Among civilized people the days of usefulness of silver as money, except in subsidiary forms, are numbered, and silver ia going out pf use as surely as have the stagecoach and the tallow dip, and-for-exactly-tho samo-reason— -civilization has outgrown the conditions which necessitated its use! No money has ever come into use at the behest of government or because of statutory enactments, but solely because of recognized ability to perform the functions farm lor ono with a reasonable interest, which . tho farmer can pay and. -havo something loft _for the savings bank, and we will restore happiness and prospority.^__ 1V • This question has been solvoclby tho farmers and landholders of Europe, and the solution of. the problem did not consist in tho issue by, tho government! of a mass of debased currency circulated among the people at a. fictitious value. The end was reached by tho farmers and londholdcra-by their. _own force and co- operation7~by the^6uncHng~of^asgocintionn- whlch in time became a power in the land, and whose financial strength was measured by millions of undoubted scour i ties 'which the public was only .too glad to invest in. ' , IB TJils Result Desirable? Should this country /alone attempt free coinage of silver at the ratio of 16 to 1, it would thereby give notice that we are ready to exchange for all corners of money. Currency. -Austin W. Wright in Sound " - A New Financial System. ' The demand now h'eard from merchants and manufacturers and bankers and other intelligent observers in every ^ari; of the country is not for some repairs to our financial system,-but for a new system. No government paper can be free from objection, because its volume and redeemability will depend in part upon the opinions of congress and in part upon the opinions of the president No one can be certain that these will be correct in all years to come. If we could be sure that they would always be correct, we could not be sure that the government would always be able to maintain a sufficient reserve for the redemption of the notes. If the weight of a pound and the length of a yard were liable to be changed, at any time by congress, the uncertainty could hardly be BO dangerous as the present uncertainty regarding tho unit of value. JChis.explains • many, of Jhe men who do tho business of the country, not uloiae in the north .and east, but also in the south and west, demand the withdrawal of the government notes.—Iron Age. ' ' ' '- ;•;•• Japan In a New XJgbt. in every civilized country for a quantity 'of silver which represents in the markets of the world about .50 cents. . In a very short time all gold would disappear! It would be hoarded to await a premium or shipped to countries where it is more appreciated. Only silver would remain our circulating medium. We would be on a silver' basis. Our standard would be a dollar worth little more than 50 cents in every country but our own..-. ' " ; -• '•' ' ;•' .- • •••'•. "; :.. . All values would quickly adjust themselves to this depreciated dollar and would fluctuate with its changing value in international exchange. _ . • -• --• ------- • • 4 " .' ..... : " ' ........ • Government Currency. The reason bank circulation has been decreasing through a term of years, and why it, is inelastic, remaining almost without change from season to season, is that the security for it is a deposit of government bonds. The bank capital is iu the treasury instead fcf in business. The profi^ on circulation decline "as the bonda increase in value or the rate of interest declines, and the redemption process is slow and ineffective. The dangers of the government currency and the deficiencies of the bank currency ore now pretty well recognized, and every day shows increased earnestness in the demands of business .men for a complete and permanent cure.-^Iron Age. . ----. • •- - ' - . ' replacing her currency on the exclusive gold basis, we • presume -that we ahull no longer be worried with fearful visions of her growing industrial supremacy, which was alleged to be dj^» to the silver standard. It was fftfiruiadl that whatever goods Japan sold in thia'couii- try, being paid for in gold, practically doubled the seller's income when the proceeds were converted into silver. And this tremendous advantage the Japanese now relinquish. tbe Disease. "We cannot afford to advertise our imxieiy f or ^tbe free coinage^pf silver any more," tfie PhiradeTpMa~~North American (Rep. ) declares. "Unless some of the nations want free coinage at our ratio or thereabout, it is idle as well as humiliating to be importuning tbe great nations to create a market for our silver. For thai is the kernel of this nut, and but fqr' the desire f6r ft market there would be no talk about free coinage of silver here." 4 Standard of Vulue. ' Our monetary standard is nothing but a measure of values. Upon its stability depend growth, aud prosperity. It must bo recognized ,us the very best— ttjbwsid as weU an at hpme—if our ac- Myo eoutaniewial intercourse with tbu leading nations of the world is to ecu- s»j4 develop. Three (1) The mowey supply of this country «ad of tbe world at largo is not con tructing, but increasing rapidly; (2) the low price of farm products is caused by increased' production, not by contraction of the currency; (8) frae coinage of silver would not improve the condition of any oue aud weald be tha ou»se of great hardships and privations to the wage taruiug classes* and all penjowa of siouil St.Louis&SanFranciscoR.R, THROUGH CAR ROUTE ' • BETWEEN - •- - ." •"•* SPRINGFIELD JOPLIN PITTSSURG WICHITA FT. SMITH PARIS DALLAS' SAN ANTONIO HOUSTON IGALVESTON Solid veitlbiilcd Tt«!ni with Pullman Sl«tf>*ri and Reclining Chalt C«r». H«rvoy Dining Haiti. Maps, t!m* tables and full Information furnlthtd upon application to N. SCHDITEB. OEO. T. IICDOLSOI, Gan'l Agont, .... , Gen'l Paw'r Agent, CHICAGO, ILL. ST. LOUIS, MO. An Illinois colony is bNnjf fortt to Kettle on Grain, Fraft and I>*1 farms In the famed Wiiamette Valley of Oregon. "* .Fruit Orchard Tracts from flffe acres up, Grain and Dairy Farms, Biz&B suit. Lands gently rolling, eoll <r«c? 'rich. Timber and water abundant, Winters so tnild grass Is gtwfi and flowers bloom every moath In the year. • Within sixty, miles-of Portland, with 100,000 inhabitants, and tb» best market on the Pacific Coast. Join the Colony. For full particulars, write Oregon Fruit and Harm Homes Colony, GermanZa Life Bldg., St. Paul, Minn.* Or'Powell; Howorth & Dee, McCoy, Oregon. J.M.ENNIS WIU-B| HERE AGAIN ONE-WEEK FROM SATURDAY, On May 22, FOR DRAFT AND DRIVING HORSES, AT HQWLANO'S LIVERY BARN, . STERLING, ILLINOIS. r> rj r\ A W ESTABLISHED 1801. GOLD CURE SANITARIUM , For the cure of... LIQUOR, TOBACCO, OPIUM,,MORPHINE AND OTHER Li RUG HABITS. " COOD ACCOMMODAllONB. frolluiUid aud treated couii M. P. OUAKAJf. Bf BBLJLNO, HX, ' MtdtaU Wrcstor, CURI Colony. ' Attorneys 'at A. A. Wolferepergeft *. < A TTOBNEY AT LAW AN1> XJL SOLICITOR IN ClIANCERY. Office over Sterling National Bonk, Sterling, 111. . *"J| DK. J. A. BISHOP, SPECIALIST. Eye, Scientific Optical Work, ^j I)r. Gait Block, STERLING, ." BO VBARB' BXPIRIBNOK. TttADB MARKS, --•* DESIGNS, .... COPYRIGHTS &o. Anyone iendlnsr a sketch and description mar quloklr ascertain, free, whether an lnreotlont» probnblr patentable. Communications itriotir conBuentlaL Oldest ajiency f or BocurinR pntoa'ji ;in-. America.- We hava a Washington offlco. Pntenu taken' through iluim & Co. fecolro special notlqe In tho v . SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, ' beantlfolj».411uiitrato<l, latest circulation of nny Bclontlflo lournal, weekly, Uirma 13.00 r - - vtMi six-'tnoiitho. Specinien'coDlPA sn<l BOOK OH.pATEmra r~'- MUNN & CO.. 301 Bvoadway, Now York." :Elwood J. Pittman, Dates,can be procured at thie'^.y office or-.'•with Erie at my borne li| ^f|3 Hopkins townsliip. i i , n . .i tfot ailKindaoIJoi>WUU " Ion Mrintinn' Ing go to the SIAHDAKB • <vj; i liU ri iitillU.omot). Ordersbvmallfoi ,'Ji OUU-I lUIUIIgii^t^jHe^jB^^Hojuj,,^ , ( % Btatementa, Knt^lopes, &e.,prompUT at regular rates. Aadress - -A-, TUB 8TANDABD. Sterling, Ui, FeedSheds ;r—1 own the— W*>1 where I shall be glad to see . *-• all my friends. Don't let your Team Stancl Out irivthe Gold, BUT POT IT IN MY ••; \ and jet it eat bay. It onjy costs yoa 10 cents, - B«.*ts« wax, Iron. Hides, Tallow, Furs and

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