FA***!—li( fwa *s not .rwstf e ftmi go " Towstshlp f . . •w. B, Brown. — AsUkro Brown, «1 the Winter*, «OOK FALtS GFFIOSBS. fls. bwfcy»~W. ft Onrttg, J 1 e. / jR. o. y— H. L, Sheldon, trt~F. H, Davl». .tail— T. 9. Welch. , C$»**l Stlpt.— Joton Bwj, --- Mm*-S. F. , O. Holbntok. , B. t, bow. it. JU "" OWl 0, Wlntsw. I(Ward, R,E. Wetzell, H. Ward. John DIckson, B. . comer. , . . thins Ward, A. B, QoodtO, B.A, Ma- Falls Professional Men, Attorney!. >W. WHIT*. WHITE and . ConNlbti at Law, M one? Lo»n0d on Heal Estate. Kit Luman Ram&ay visited Coleta Sunday.' '.'.'•'. ' . •'" ' .' .' '• Albert Bruns was a Hahnaman visitor Sunday. . ',..'' Adam Keener, and family spent Sunday in Deer Grove. ' ' ' Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Slater, of Fenrose, came, to attend Memorial Sunday services. ' ' ••'....• ., .'-".':.: ; ' : ' '• ;, Miss Belle Bogart went to Chicago --Saturday to spend the summer with ''her.aunt. , .'.-.''-'••,/ ."'. '•."'• E. F. Shirley had'a good two-year- old colt badly cut by barb wire a few days ago.; , . . - . Miss Ella Underwood has finished her school in Southern Illinois and arrived home .Saturday. . While Pat Kane, of Hume, was lead', ing a fouf-year-old colt to pastur^ Monday, the animal dropped dead. Mr. and Mnj. Daniel : Foy, of Tampl- Co, are up for a few days visit at Wil- 'liam Van DreWs and E. A.. Macom- bet's. .•;••••' '•. '- : ' : - •: .•'-.. , ",'.'-••• r ''••'.-. ' , .'••:•.' /:'"Mtfl. Jolin Jones,"' of Clyde, and granddaughter. Miss Bessie Aldritt.are " spending a few days with the family of Kobert McNeil. \ • .,.! •' Jf. 8. Scott saya, "Well, was 1 not . tight about the frost? I wrote my name ,. in frost Tueaday a.na before 5 o'clock,'' Several others verify the fact that there waa frost. . •/ •••• ,.: '.;-•" ./.,.:" • • ;' : ;'• .- .Graduation invitations have been received from the trniversity of Illi- ( aoia. Walter" B. Brown will. deliver the class farewell address to the Chemistry building. ; ( Although there are but.few men in ' the shops at present, but few men are seen on the 1 streets. Most of them have bustled about and have obtained work eomewbere at something, , H, 0. Landis, the veteran fruit grower, has become quite Alarmed over the vast cumbers of midgeta found yesterday in hla strawberry patch. He is afraid they may yet injure the crop. . Foreman Fred Page ia taking a lay on from his duties' at the Keystone machine ahop. He saya this in the flrat time in twenty-five yeara that he has not been working, That ia a good record, mu6h better than many can say. '- I)r. E. Franc Morrlll has a case of diphtheria, pure and ; simple, in Wes?; Moptmorency. The case is a aix-year- Mdgirl of Mr. and MrB,.Pomoroy RipC laj. There ia also another of bad sore iliraat in the neighborhood at dough's, • - Part of the family of Harry Lee have biro at Walnut. The balance follow eooa. The partner, N. F, ;-i*attilt e who has been here, saya the firm i9 doing much better oa the start in < machine shop than they bad ' Link Stevprnon wets in day on bminess. Boss Young, of Lyndon, spent Friday £n Rock Falls. MissMandFoy, of Tampico, spent Friday night at E. A. Macombers'. Joseph F, Smith has Bold his bay driving horsfl to 6 party in Sterling. Mrs. Bertha Brown, Mrs, Millie Arey and MA, Henrietta Fitch spent Thurs-' day at Stones, Willtem Ktokky went to Freeport Thursday for a visit with hia parents, who reside there, A. C. Stanley has put up a big stock and dairy tank at his wind mill on his farm near Stones, '" ' Miy find Mrs. Sidney Wilkins, of Nelson, were Rock Falls visitors Friday. They are the parents of the Como Sid Wilkins. Miss Margaret Wlllsey, of Gait, has been re-engaged to teach the Nelson school for the next year, She has given excellent satisfaction. Of course no one knew how that kitten came to get in the Ipgh School room Friday, but then ''when the cat's- away, the mice will play." At a meeting of the Keystone Relief and Aid Society Thursday night.an.even $100 was paid but for benefits. This was just a trifle more than was paid in as dues. Mr, and Mrs. Charles Rawson have been having for guests this week two of their granddaughters from Sterling, the daughters of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Worthington. —• Dick Staples has a pocket silver quarter which he got in St. Louis. It bears the date of 1712,and has the arms and crest of Spain, with the name of King Carolns III on it. It was he who was the ruler of three countries. Of course Ed Benchof was mad last night when he went home from his work to find that his three-year-old child, with a neighbor's chtld.had pulled up every blessed onion set he had in his garden. The sets were all laid nicely in a box. ; George Clark is a sure enough trader. His latest is the selling of bis driving horse, harness and buggy to Taylor Rock, of Sterling, and "then turned around and purchased the pretty driver of McCa!Iister& Snartandthe KERN PREACHES TO OLDSOLDfERS AND W. R. O. \ Huff jfro-Beht th* Osnrt Battles co»is*r«<3l With B*ttl«« *nd the Bplrtttiat Q. A. R, nnf- » of b ffM-Hsrn or "H ey harness and buggy which goes with it. '. The first corn plowing for the year was done by Hollenbeck and Son a few miles east of town Thursday. .They had a piece planted very early and the corn is up fairly. There is hardly any corn op through the country. There is hardly more than half Of the crop planted yet and there is even much to plow." .-.; : V ' ' •;•;- •.. •'.•'• '• ,•> : : ; Miss Maud Foy, of Tampico, is here for a few daya with Mr. and Mrs. Van Drew.' She is here receiving medical treatment for her eyes. While coming home from.Sterling last night from an entertainment, .about 9: SO o'ciock,8ome boys on Main street, sitting on a box, threw an egg on 'the pavement 'and spattered he,r dress with the foul stuff. Fred May and Frank Fleger, of Dunlop, la,, Bpent Tursday here. The.y were on their way home from Chicago, where they bad taken five car loads of fat cattle of Mr. Fleger.- Mr./Flegef only went West from here a few years ago, poor comparatively, and now he ia a wealthy farmer. Besides bis f at cattle which he now sold he has left 105 head. - ;. "Capt, William Parker starts with hie • sister-ls-law, Mrs, Jennie Hughee, for ~ be? home in Mound City, Kan., |onight, They will go by way of St. Joe, Mo,, jfifhere they will call on relatives. The will 'be absent nearly two . , Daniel 8wartz, of Harmon, waa in |wn Thursday, • He reports all in !|foa& order in hla little village, and that i people there are suffering much i from the hard times than in this f. The separator brings In the far* rs much money and this is clrcula- Wt Tlsera is some talk of getting up a Congregational encampment iftlime during the pleasant part of t autumer. The camp will probably i forth a week ox two. Not only ia [ that those from the i ohurcli of this city be joge from neighboring cities, f will be regular religious Mj-g. Wright'* Birthday Party. Grandma Wright was born May 24, 1819, at about the same hour as Queen Victoria, Tuesday even'g her children, and a few of the friends, taking with them the delicacies of the fieasoo, called upon Grandma to help her celebrate the occasion. Taking possession of the house they inaprovieed a table, which extended clear across the room, and loaded it with the good things they had brought (Including a nice birthday cake, presented Grandma by Col. Dillon and estimable .wife,) proceeded to do justice to the lay-out, Grandma said that while her subjects were not quite BO numerous as the good Queen's at the beginning, yet at this poiiod of her reJgn they had increased at about theBsme ratio; that she did not have to maintain a standing army to enforce their allegiance, and taking into consideration the better health she had and the fewer responsibilities, she did not believe she would exchange places with Queen Vic. Those present were, Postmaster Wright and family, Mre. A. W. Wortbington and family, Mrs. Lill Woodfor'd and family and Mrs, Belle Tro we. Garden Money. The reading of the finding of a silver half dollar by Ben Lefevre while spading in bis garden set others at" work. Fred Davis unearthed in bis yard a Silver dollar, J. L, .Newton tried hla hand at it but could only bring to light thirty cents, He vows * he will try ft again and beat the record. The money fcraod by Messrs. Davis and Newton was from the garden. One do«s not &ave to delve in the South so flad busied According to custom the G. A. B. and ,y, R. c. attended divine services Memorial Sunday In the Congregational church, Rev, Kern, the pastor, gave an excellent address from the topic, "1 Have Fought the Good Fight." The members of the Will Enderton Post andW. R. 0. met at the hall at 10 o'clock and marched over to the church, H, L, Shiffer was color bearer. The choir sang epme very pretty anthems. Rev. Kern used for his text, II Tim., 4:7: "I have fought the good fight." Earthquakes, cyclones and floods have appalled and devastated the world; but no destruction wrought by the uncontrolable forces of nature ever.equaled the self-imposed calamity of war. Many of these armed contests have been for the most trivial and selfish reasons; Kings playing with their subjects HB chess players with their men, / . Other conflicts have been the protest of noble souls against tyrany and for noble principles. So when "stubborn, stupid, thick-headed King George," sought to impose his dictates upon our forefathers, without their concent, he found they were little prepared, by education or convictions, to yield. In the^small rivulet of taxation without representation they saw the beginning of a flood, which would sooner or later engulf all they held dear. After, long and unavailing protest, forbearance ceased to be a virtue. We all know the history of that thirteen years' contest, from the time Ethan Allen exclaimed in the ears of the startled commander of Ticonderoga, "Surrender in the name of the Great Jehovah and the ContinentalCon- gress," to the glad moment when the proud redcoats laid their arms at the feet of Washington and "his French allies. .:'. Then was erected the United States of America, a beacon light' of liberty,' between the east, and the west shore of the old world, telling, to.oppressed and struggling man, there is hope. Since that time the universal verdict has been that the revolutionary struggle was a good fight; that the results justify the sacrifice and expended treasure. About the time the Pilgrim Fathers were planting the tree of* freedom in the rocky soil of New England, there was another foul growth taking root in the soil of the yirginias. : At last came the newi from Appa- mattox, v The conflict was.over and the star spangled banner was henceforth to wave over a united country which had attoned for its sins in-blood.' Ask the weeping mothers, widows and sweethearts, did we pay too dearly for our united and free country ? and they would exclaim with one accord No! . -.;•;- . It was a good fight I We highly honor the heroes who so freely gave their Jives for the land we love. . : We honor the living, scarred and toil- worn veterans, who yet go in and out among us,' May this twd coming gen- eratiops never forget the debt we owe those who came to our country's rescue in its time of great peril, arid may this Upas tree of bumau slavery extend its branches until allthe fair Southland lay in its pernicious shade,jand threatened to oVershadow all the land of freedom. To stop this insidious and hateful growth and uproot it forever, it required the heart's blood of a million of America's noblest sons, , Every school boy know of that four years of olyil war; brother reaching for brother's throat in awfiil f fratricidal strife, until our fair land was filled with the strains of martialmueic, and every Village green a training ground.until on every , hand could be", seen mother's parting with their 'son's, huebaqda and wive* in last loving embrace and maidens looking for their lovers who would never return. Our sons and daughters emulate their noble spirit and deeds of sacrifice and daring.: Yes those conflicts were good flghta and those engaged are deserving of highest honor. I would not, for my right arm.lJluck one leaf from the garlands wbiQh crown their heroic browa. Let ua now turn to the_text and see what t£eold~veteran"PTuT h'45 ««!-. 1 nn AT. rj, „, t<. !!'<"t:t4nst HI t'i«- f ml! 1 •• in- tn jrfte! muale or equally IT;,?,- <• mriil<->, hut sloae, wif.>i no voi<•<< of tutirimntuf, .bnfc the one wh:cfi sj^-ke to him near Damascus, he went forth to the light. He ffttight th# good fight. The fruits of victory in.their warfare ere H tioble, true, God fearing manhood, which alone can conserve the results of victory along other lines, . , No doubt some of you veterans marched in the grand review at Washington. You were tired and weary and longed for more rest. Soon we will all have to march in a last grand review before the throne of God. Veterans of the Grand Army, ladies of the Relief Corps, and fellow citizens, how will It be with us in that day? Can we say with the grand old veteran, Paul. "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith ?" If so, our Savior will place upoa our brows a fadeless crown. W A SOME OFfHF IMPORTANT HAP- PENNINGS LAST NfQHT, Bo»r<t <?f Eda?<Mto« «ti r «# Te*«h*r*~-A B!«c& StnitS Shop Theft—A Rtusrmray snS Narrow HBeape-.nis M*|<jen' Ro«k Falls Man B«nored. A BIT OF OLD HISTORY. How lllnots Wag Considered In the Tear 1829 by Hlitoriani. ..As one looks over the frutile fields of Illinois, the moat Important State in the Union In almost everything, and sees so many larga cities within her borders, especially of her great Chicago with Its over one and one-half millions of people, one can hardly conceive that so short a time ago as 1859 that the State was the raw division of the United States which it was, A copy of ancient history and history of the United .States published in 1829, the famous Emma Williard, author, lays on the table. Turning to Illinois, now the banner State of the Union, the following is copied: Illtnol*. • , "Illinois is generally a level State, abounding in'prairies. „ Its soil is ex-, pelleut, but aom'e-partB are rendered unproductive by the want of water. It contains various mines of lead. The climate is various in different parts, TRAOHERS FOR HEX* TEAR, . Board of JEdacation Bel a r ted the Corps; Ot Ingtmctorg JUtst Night. The Board of Education had a large number of applications to look over last night when they began their work hiring the corps of teachers for the coming school year. —. • All of the applications, were carefully considered and it eeems too bad that more teachers could not have been hired as there were so many good applications'. The following is the new list of teachers: • Superintendent, H. V. Baldwin. Principal, Mrs, Katie Raymond.- Room 9, Miss Winnifred Butler. Room 8, Miss Grace Lyle, Room 7, Mlsa Chloe Maxfield. . Room 1, Miss Frederika Rlsley. Not assigned, Misses Nellie Woodford, Mabel Worthington, Ollie Worthington, Joaie Dundon, Mae Eggleston. , The new teachers are Misses »Chloe Maxfield, of IMxon and Toulon; Josie Dundon, Ollie Worthingtqn and Mae Eggleston. The last three of this city. the rail road trackff at this end of the bridge, the bridle bit broke in the horses mouth, which they were driving. Mrs. Hind bad' the lines. The , , borse of course became unmanageable ( but Is moist and .unhealthy In many I and Passed between the Coe & Van •"-•—-'- It is well adapted to 'cotton • Sant ' a fla « Pole and the hydrant, " Two Women and a Baby Thrown oat by A; .Runaway.' Mrs. Harvey Hand and Mrs. Dodd Dickey and baby, of Hume, were the participants of a bad runaway late Thursday afternoon. They were coming from Sterling and while crossing. districts. and vines in the South and grain in the North. The State is thickly • settled. Agriculture is the chief employment of the people, and is very productive. Graz- ingjs an important branch. Manufac-. tureu scarcely exists, except a few products of domestic industry. Provisions and grain are exported. Vandalia, the seat of the, government, is a recent settlement. Ed- wardiville Is a place of some impor- ta&ce.' Kaskaskia and Cohokio, which are old French settlements, are in a flourishing state. Albion, in the Eastern part of the State, is a settlement recently formed by a company of iini- grants from Great Brltlan.* ' — . , thon turning west a half block run into the iron hitching post in front of Worth's store. The ladies and baby were thrown out, but were not hurt any. The buggy was badly broken. -Tho ladies were loaned another buggy and went on their way frightened if not hurt.- / ; ANOTHKK HONOK TO BOCK FAIXS. We offer some very excellent ins in Boys'Shni Waiste, correctly made, perfect fitting. + Why not save the trouble of making, when you can buy them ready to wear for'about what the material would cost, Boys' Tennis Shirt Waists, Boys' Uoi Shirt Waists, Boys' Peicale Shirt Waists/ Boys' Blouse Shirt Waists, Boys'Dress Shirt Wairts. All new,.fresh goods, made ' for this season's trade by reli* able manufacturers. 15 dozen Boys' Shirt Waists in a variety of styles, excellent materials,ulcelymade —choice. .....•• 25c A NARROW ESCAPE. Chester Wood* Thrown In Front of a Disc Harrow. : • Cheater, t^e thirteen-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Woods, narrowly escaped being cut to pieces a few days ago on his father's farm in southeast Montmorency. The boy was discing with the disc barrow, riding.on the seat and driving four horses.. He leaned for something and the harrow jolted and he was pitched ahead to the ground under the revolving discs. As he went down he grabbed th» lines and thus stopped the team, He nhouted for help and his older brother, who was in. the same field, came'to the rescue. He could only be rescued, by the backing up of the team. ] Ha*d the harrow run over him he would probably have been cut to pieces and killed. It was'a close call for the lad. • ; 8. T. Shirley on the Grand todjfe Judiciary *...'• Committee, ' • S;,T.Shirley received a letter thla morning from Grand. Master J. W. Yantes, of the Illinois A. O. U. W. Grand Lodge, informing him of his appointment as a member of the Judiciary Committee for a term of two years. The ballance of the committee are: Alfred Orendorf, Springfield. Orville Berry, Carthage. R. L'. McKinley, Paris. S. T.Shirley,Rock Falls/ ' John Trelber, Chicago. This is a very important committee and the members are very influential men of the State. BLACKSMITH SHOP THEFT. SOWeit.8d8t. Opposite Randolph Houae. OUR STOCK OF Goods and Novelties AFTERNOON TEA. Frl- Mra. J, o. Ituell Entertained Frlendo : day Afternoon.. Mrs, J, C-iBueli, of Monfinorency, nicely entertained a few of her intimate friends Friday to an afternoon tea. A'very interesting occasion It proved. Thoae invited were: Mesdames A. A, Church, Will McNeil, J. C, Currier, Edgar'Woods,, Will Me- Wbortw, Miss Vinnie Eick. Queer Uiiiekeiu Hatched. John Kadel; Jr., had a great banker- Qet iee from Bock Fulls lee Co. 8Si| f , M I nave fought the good fight. There is a'vast difference between a good fight, and "the < good fight." A good fight is, at the best, only of relative importance, while "the good fight" conditions and makes permanent all eke, Paul, in Eph. 6:1^, .explains the nature of his conflict "It is against the wiles of the devil, against principalities, ftgainet the powers, against the world-rniere of this darkness, against the spiritual h.Q»ts of wickedness in heavenly places; not against flash, and blood/' Thi* arrayed Paul against the im- of Borne; agsjiust tne pan- for chicken raising. He would try hlsluckatit. He eent to a distant State for some pure bred eggs, He sent for two kinds. Well, the eggs came and they were set all right. John does not know about the various kinda of breeds of bens by the eggs, but he .'discovered later more about them. It is said that from those eggs there have been hatched three or four kind of chickens, besidea ducks, guinea fowls and even turkeys. He eaye when alfcthose fowls hatched out frocp full blooded eggs he fully expected goslings and would pot have been surprised had a young ostrich hatched. E.E. Homer and Ira Berry about a forty 'mile 'run on their bJeyelee Tuesday. Tfaey went north and a»|*w?i*»»;agafa!t pfcii e* Sterling, Bl»e* Hornet's J today of eo«?|e Js not <iue to tns.fJ&* a 1 fail, Oil, us! Teach & Itxaoken'a hhop Entered ami' Kobbefl. . , When Teaoh & Bracken opened up their blacksmith shop this morning they found that the flhop had been entered in the night and a fine case of .screw setts were stolen, The case, of tools is worth at least sixteen dollars. The thief must have entered a window at the rear of the shop or picked the lock on the door, Some one must be fitting up a -shop of their own cheap, for. a Sterling shop was looted the night before. Corn Selllug TO. cattle Feeding, Itnas become BO that the fellow who sells his corn in the. bulk hardly gets enough to pay for the raising of it. It is the careful feeder of cattle who gets good profit for hia crop. The price for corn baa been from sixteen to twenty- two cents since last fall, yet John Ro- eengreen eaya he has made a close estimate of what his corn has, netted by feeding to eattle. He counted In the, work, the interest on money, the hay fed them, the corn they have eaten all during the time of feeding and haa taken out the first cost or worth of the cattte and finds his corn has brought him just forty-five cents per bushel. This IB somewhat better than Beijing it at twenty.five cents per buabeJ, Some say they have received more than forty-five cents by feeding and some have made less.but t&at forty-five cents is a fair average. Secretary William Parker, of the reunion Association of the ,75th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, «ent out between three hundred and four hundred invitations Thursday, inviting all the old members of the company to meet in reunion eighteenth and nineteenth of August, in Sterling. F. A. Caughey, of Sterling, is President. Tai* will b« the same time of the reunion of tk* Korthweetera Association of G. A. and the Tenth Congressional A. 8, jeuaiea, AH will bs held ju 18 BOUND TO INTEREST YOUi - • • • •. . , , • ^ r i It is complete in every detail, with the latest styles* of Hats and Trimmings. Give us a call and be convinced.- . ' MISS WILKINSON, No. 5 East Third St., Sterling, Hlinofe. Until f iu;ther notice, I will Bell r Lion Coffee at • Iflc per Pound Package, Cash. This is the best package Coffee on the market, and now is a good time to lay in a supply. . FLOUR IS CHEAP, ^ * f - and will advance if the wet weather WONDEH " still leads. Have you tnatl it? The best gasoline in town. Lea*eyour ordsra. it>.
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