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fHE OTTAWA FREE TRADER. SATURDAY. AUGUST 2, 1690.
THE STREATOR RACES.
A Big Openlng-Pplendld Raring In all
The opening of the Illinois Circuit
races at. Streator Tuesday was a
grand success. The attendance was
the largest ever seen on the opening
day on any track of this circuit. The
races could not have been Hner or bet
ter. The number of starters was great
enough to give a tine tleld, and the
time made was excellent.
The winners were as follows:
Two-year-old trotting lima
sack: best time, 2:41.
2:: pace Lilian Herr; est
2:24i: Gov. Lucas second money,
2:2H trot Duke; best time,
Hilly McGregor second money.
Running. mile and repeat-
Bud; time, 51 1.
Stkeatoh, 111., July 30. -Special.-The
races here to-day were very close
and exciting and were witnessed bv
the largest audience ever assembled at
the Streator course. The track had
been worked all morning and at the
starting of the tlrst heat was in
splendid condition and very fast.
The four-year-old trot was a battle
for blood between Alabaster and
Queen Wilkes. Kach heat was a horse
race, and the fight for third place was
PL MM AH V.
1. Alabaster 2 1 1
2. Queen Wilkes 1 2 2
3. Atlanta 4 il :i
4. Dora Cossack 3 4 4
Time-2:30i; 2:32: 2:3!i; 2:3f .
The 3:00 class was a five heat tight
which was nobody's race until Mi
net te, a little mare whose owner had
not announced her on the card, won
the final heat. It was a pretty race
from start to finish, and the three
leaders made it too warm for the pro
Minette 1 3
lied Flame 3 1
Bessie Wilkes .r 4
Edina 4 2
Matrtfie Monroe.. 2 5
Time-2:33i; 2:351; 2:34J: 2:32J; 2:32.
The 2:34 trot was a walk-away for
Keeler, the Kewanee howler, he tak
ing the race in three straight. With
the exception of Nellie McGregor's
crowding him, the race was a pro
Keeler 1 1
Nellie McGregor 2 2
William V 4 4
Joe Moreland 5 3
Josephine 3 (5
Gen. Uenford ti 7
Belle of Navarra 8 5
Josslyn 7 8
May Cnnklin D
Time 2:30; 2:.iO: 2:.i2.
The mile dash was mortgaged
Little Lochiel, a speedy gray mare
from Terre Haute, lnd. It was a
spirited race, however, and far from a
1. Little Lochiel 1
2. Orleander 2
3. Judge Annett 3
Stkeatoh, 111., July 31. Special.
The attendance at to-day's races
was even larger than that of yester
day. The chief event of the clay was
the Free-for-all pace, In which B. B.
made the sensational performance of
turning the track in 2:20. when under
the wire as winner of the first heat.
Many of the sports went broke on this
roan gelding from Exline, for he sold
favorite in the pools and was thought
to be a sure winner. When, however,
he proceeded to lose the next three to
Edinburg, the sports swore roundly
and could find no abuse too severe for
the gelding and his driver.
1. Edinburg 2
2. B. B 1
3 Mayor Wonder 3
Time 2:20; 2:21i; 2:232; 2
The first race, the 3 year old colts,
wasdistinguishedbya collision between
the two starters at the upper turn of
the first half in the opening heat.
Lessette broke and ran into McGregor
Wilkes.smashing both sulkies, though
the horses and drivers escaped unin
jured. This was declared "no heat,"
and in the four actual heats of the
race the colts gave a fine exhibition of
1. McGregor Wilks 2 1 1 1
2. Lessette 1 2 2 2
Time 2:301: 2:301: 2:30; 2:29.
The 2:30 trot was a horse race and
the fight of theday, though unfinished
on account of darkness. Champion
Medium went out and gathered in ths
first heat, Prize took the second and
Embassy the third. The trotting was
very heavy and the finish, to-morrow
will be of lively interest.
Time 2:31: 2:31; 2:2W.
The i mile running race was unin
teresting and was won in two straight
heats by Pat O'Neil, with Lillie Lo
chiel a good second.
1. rat O'Neill 1 1
2. Lillie Lochiel 2 2
:i. LenaLazel 3 3
Time 1:214; 1:21.
Hurned to the Ground.
At an early hour Tuesday morning
) corn crib on the farm of Bernard
I rady, of Ophir township, was laid in
: uns. xne crio was situated one-
larter of a mile from the house and
i ie fire was blazing fiercely when first
' scovered. The crib contained 3,000
isnels of corn, which was totally de-
rojea. Mr. Brady did not carry any
. .su ranee and the loss is estimated at
!,500. The Are is supposed to be of
incendiary origin. Mr. Brady has a
suspicion as to the guilt of certain
parties but it will not be made public.
Be prudent and do not spend a dol
lar for a bottle of sarsaparula or anv
kidney or liver remedy when Dr. Jones'
Red Clover Tonic, costing 50 cent, is
far superior, and the bottle holds nearly
a pint. It cures dyspepsia, constipa
tion, loss of appetite, headache, torpid
liver, bowel complaint, rheumatism,
erysipelas, eruptions and all diseases
arising from disordered blood, stom
ach, liver or kidneys. It is pure and
Th Iroquoli Club.
The Iroquois Club, one of the best
known political and social organiza
tions of the country, was formed Octo
ber 4, 1881. being u reorganization of
the old Chicago Democratic Club,
which was organized July 20, 1880, and
such well-known gentlemen as Claude
J. Adams, W. II. Itanium, William
Best, I). K. Canv'ton, M. L. Crawford,
J. W. iKiane, George 1 Dunlap, W.
S. Forrest, M. W. Fuller, Julius S.
Grinnell, W. C. Cloudy, S. Corning
Judd, L. Z. Loiter, Charles Kern, liole
ert Law. i. W. Mitchell, John T.
Noves, W. L. Otis, F. 15. Peabody,
John K. Prindivllle, M. W. Bobinson,
Charles II. Schwab, A. F. Seeberger,
E. M. Phelps. II. M. Shephard. Lam
bert Tree, M. F. Fuller, George C.
McKee M. 11. M, Wallace, A. Williams,
A. T. Ewlng, and C. L. Woodman
formed the nucleus around which has
been built the Iroquois Club. The
platform of principles adopted March
14, 1881, may well he considered a
model ; In fact, every national plat
form adopted since that date appears
to have been drawn with special ref
erence to the principles laid down by
the founders of the Iroquois Club.
Even ex-President Cleveland adopted
and made more famous the well-known
words "public office a public trust,"
and they have become the watch
words of the Democratic and tariff
The principles adopted were a fol
1. the largest liberty of the individ
ual consistent with public order.
2. Local self-government.
3. Opposition to centralization.
4. The separate Independence of
the legislative, executive and judicial
5. Recognition of the Supreme Court
of the United States as the proper tri
bunal for the final decision of all
u. An indivisible union of Indes
7. Strict maintenance of the public
8. Public office a public trust,
admission to which should depend on
proved fitness. All appointments to
subordinate offices to be made from
persons who shall have been found
qualified for the duties of the office to
which such appointments are to
be made, in open and competivo exam
ination. No removal of persons in
subordinate offices for political opinion
or refusing to render partisan service.
Opposition to enforced contributions
for i)olitical purimses. The official
tenure of persons insulordinate offices
shall be during good behavior.
tt. Tariff for revenue only at the
earliest practicable period consistent
with a due regard for existing inter
ests and the financial needs of the
government; and, immediately, such
a revision or the present svsteni as
shall fairly and equally distribute Its
The first president of the Iroquois
Club was lion. K. M. Phelps, to whom
due credit should be given for piloting
it over many breakers which too fre-
quentlv overcome all political and
socialclubs. Very few political organ-
izations can survive defeat or the
party, and even the success of the
party, at a general election, usually
engenders bickerings and jealousies
within the ranks, which destroy the
discipline and nar the usefulness of
the body, but the Iroquois has demon
strated its ability to withstand both
defeat and success, and certainly in
this hour of its prosperity can look
back upon many contests with pride
ror the nonoraoie part taken by it.
The chief officers or the club and
the dates of their service as president
are given as follows: Erskine M.
Phelps. 1881-,): Stephen S. Gregory,
18f (resigned July 27. 188(i): Walter
C. Newberry, 1880-8 ; Robert J. Smith,
While the individual members are
free to and always do take active part
in local and municipal political con
tests, It has never been the policy of
the club, as such, to indorse or sup
port as a body any particular local
faction, candidate or measure. It
was formed on a national basis, and
has steadily confined its work to
national issues, enthusiastically sup
porting the national and State' Dem
ocratic and tariff-reform platforms
and tickets, but leaving purely local
matters to i ndi victuals and other organ
izations. The wisdom of this policy
has been so often demonstrated that
but few, if any, now question it. The
leading minds in the Iroquois have no
desire to copy after or imitate the
great New York Tammany, which
ttuds that, although it may be able
to control the party in the city and
largely dictate its policy in the state
of New York, when it comes to a
national convention its strength at
home proves its weakness abroad, and
no candidate for president cares to
enter the lists relying solely on the
support of Tammany 1 tall.
Besides its political work, the mem
bers of the Iroquois have acquired a
wide reputation as hosts in the social
world. The first public movement
looking to the securing of the World's
Exposition for Chicago started in their
ranks, and Judge Shepard has the
honor or introducing a preamble and
resolution in the monthly meeting of
the club in May, 1888, which set the
ball in motion. Having inaugurated
the movement, the Iroquois felt that
it was their' duty to push the work,
and for many months the members of
congress and other distinguished and
iiuiutuuiii meii in an parties were
sumptuously entertained in the club
rooms. The receptions and other like
entertainments of a public nature
given during late years have served a
useful purpose and afforded great pleas
ure to all who attended. Among its
resident members are a large number
or leading business and professional
citizens who frequent the club rooms
daily, while the list of non-resident
members embraces representative men
from nearly all parts of the United
States who make their homes at the
club when they are in this city.
In view of the fact that the World's
Exposition will attract hundreds of
thousands of people to this city in
1892 and 18J3, the Ireouois Club In
comes an important factor in social as
well i a political circles. The mem
bership, aready large, is constantly
increasing, and more commodious
quarters are already needed, and if a
suitable location can be found the
formation of an auxiliary buildimr
association within the club member
ship to erect a suitable building for
me use or the club will follow from
The success and standard of useful
ness acquired by the Iroquois has stim
ulated the formation of similar clubs
in other cities, especially in the West
and Northwest. San Francisco has
its Iroquois Club, and branch clubs
nave been organized in nearly every
county In California. Denver has a
prosperous club modeled after the Iro
quois, called the " Greystone." St.
Louis has the "Hendricks," Indian
apolis one of the same name, Milwau
kee the " Juneau," and oher less pre
tentious cities, particularly In Illinois,
have organizations following closely
after the model furnisned by their
Chicago brethren. Vltintyn Glow.
They Diaouaa the Situation-Stmt tor Not
Ilepreaentetl Advance In l'rlcM.
The coal operators of northern Illi
nois, to the number of one dozen, met
at the Clifton parlors Thursday after
noon to discuss the condition of trade
and give suggestions on the situation
In the coal fields throughout the dis
trict. The attendance was not as
largo as it should have been and con
seqently very little business was done.
It was the first meeting since last win
ter and It was expected all the opera
tors in the district would attend. As
It was, Streator was not represented,
and several matters of Importance
could not be discussed owing to their
absence. Perhaps the races were too
interesting to miss, hence the Streator
parties remained at home.
There is very little doubt but that
the price of coal will advance slightly
this month. Further than this the
operators would say nothing relative to
the coal outlook for the coming win
ter. Among those present were J. Beck
ler, F. O. Wyatt, J. T. Brand, F. A.
Lemon, S. Seligmanand J. J. Hughes,
Chicago: J. C. Lutz and S. L. Green,
Gardner; M. R. Young, Bloom ington:
N. W. Duncan, La Salle; E. F. Bent,
Ogleshy; George March. Lacon; Peter
Belsley. Roanoke: G. H. Ward, Peora;
E. L. Morrison, Wenona.
A new departure In pills is the
"happy discovery" of Dr. Bigelow's
stomach and liver pills. They cure
without griping, purging or any of the
discomforts attending the use of all
other pills. A trial of them always
leads to a staunch friendship for the
present and future. Price 2." cents.
A trial box free or E. Y. Griggs.
Dr. Jones' Bed Clover Tonic Is the
"only perfect blood medicine" the
public has ever known. It is a mod
more and better medicine for fifty
cents than you get for a dollar In any
sarsa pari 11a or alterative remedy. Clo
ver Tonic comes as near perfection as
hunan effort can produce. It cures 73
percentof cases given up by physicians.
Death of Timothy Orlaroll.
Timothy Driscoll, a resident of Ot
tawa nearly 4') years, died at his home
on North Sycamore street Tuesday
evening, at the age of 08 years. He
had been quite ill during the past four
months and long since all hopes of re
covery were considered doubtful. A
wife and two sons survive him. The
funeral will take place at D o'clock
this morning. Services will be held
at St. Columba's church.
PROF. SCHREEB HOMELESS.
II Ih Home, South Ottawa. Iliirna to the
Oriinil I.MHt Might.
The pleasant home of Prof. E. Wil
liam Von Schreej, ex-High School
principal, located on his farm, near
the Gentleman plaee. south of Ottawa,
caught tire from a defective tlue, at
about 5:30 Wednesday evening and
was soon enveloped in flames. Every
effort was made by Mr. Von Sehreeb
and family to save their home, but, on
account of the meager supply of water,
not even the furniture was rescued,
the house burning to the ground in an
incrodilly short space of time. The
loss, including furniture, is about $2,
;"i00. It is not known that he carried
Dollars are too large to spend for a
sarsa parilla or ot her blood or alterative
medicines Dr. Jones' lied Clover
Tonic is far superior to all of them,
and you get nearly a pint or this excel
lent medicine for fifty cents.
Wm. Timmons, postmaster at Ida-
villn I nil writiw- Kloft rlc lilttor.1
has done more for me than all other
medicines combined, fur that bad feel
ing arising from kidney and liver trou
ble." John Leslie, farmer and stock-
n!in if k:iiih nl:ie .4:1 vur "I'lnfl Klix.
trie Bitters to be the best kidney and
liver medicine, macie me ieei use a
new man." J. W. Gardner, hardware
nmrchant siimn t.nwri. umv! Wlwt rlf
Bitters is just t he thing for a man who
is all run down anddoi. tcare whether
ho li vps fir rlios ' hp foimrl new t rcnirt.h.
,w,.,., nr,r,..tU.. n.wl f.l mut It. Vwwl
loini umn;t.i 11 dim ii iu juiu line 11.; 111111
a new lease on life. Only f0c. a Ixittle.
at v. Liorrtaux drugstore.
A complete line of vehicles at low-
prices AT I1A1 iV SON S.
Tbls powder sjerek raness. A marrel of portt,
reafth and wholmomraea. Mm rrnDomicaU than
the ordinary kinds, anil rannntlw sold la tompetlttoa
IU the malutud of lo us, abort wrtirht alom of
poaphat powders fnUtrmlfin Kotal Baa-
boFsjwdbbCo. MWtUlk K.Y.
On Monday morning we offer the greatest bar
gains in Corsets ever presented to an Ottawa pub
lic. They are all first-class gooefs of the following
make : Henning Health, G. B., Belle, Oriental, H. S.,
Litta, New Success and Merry Birds.
We offer them at the FIRST COST. This sacri
fice is made to gain shelf space for other goods.
Ladies' and Children's Muslin Underwear of
every description is included in this great cost sale.
Our successful "Remnant Sale" is this week con
tinued. IE3L J. OILXjEJST.
Brewer & Strawn and J. J. Conway,
LMNAL SETTI.KMEN T. -Entati of PATRICK O'
r Itol'UKK, l)KcANKi Notice la lii-reliy Riven to
II peraons Intirotfil In (all estate, that the under
aimed, executrix of the. laat will and tentatnent of aald
Patrick O'Kourke Jeceaaed, will appear before tbe
Probate Court of the county nf La balln anl itate of
Illinois, at the County Court House, in O'tawa, In aalil
county, on Monday, the I'th day of August, a. n. 1H).
lor the purpose of reniletum an account ol her pro
medium In the administration uf aaldeatate for the fi
Dated at Ottawa this lllth day or July. lami.
M AKOAKKT LYNCH, Administratrix.
Attest: Iik.vkt Miami), Jy&Hdwj
Clerk l'rubate Court La Salle County, Illinois
7 per ct. 7 per ct.
The KcystoneMortgage Co,
Aberdeen, South Dakota.
Offer for sale at par and accrued Interest Itaown
seven per cent, first tnortRaitn bonds on Improved
farm and city property. Semi-annual interest. Abso
lute guarantee of Interest and principal. Those having
money to Invest should consult
RECTOR C. niTT, Ottawa, ill.
OH al POINTED
Not a Pin, But Our
We are too hurried to say any
more than that we have just
opened up a new lot of
We name a few prices below to
clinch the argument :
CAR OF DAKOTA FLOUR,
Every sack warranted. For 50
SWIFT'S DELICIOUS NCXIC
Hams, per pound, ... 8c
GOOD SMOKING TOHACCO,
1 pound for 20c
GOOD CHEWING TOHACCO.
! pound for 25c
GOOD FINE CUT TOBACCO,
1 pound for 4c
Handsome Lost, Filler Cigars
50 for $1.00
Cash Buyers. No Renters.
BLACK INDIA LINENS,
U INCH TRICOTS
thoico of a Big Lot
. . , Remnants of
:6 inch all-wool lltnriettas, at
801. 803, and 805 La Salle street, Opposite Post Office.
THE BEST SOLD
k Million's Mixed Fit !
. ."WHY? .
Because It has a High Gloss.
Because It covers Old Paint better with one coat tharfany
other mixed paint does with two.
Because It is the heaviest per gallon.
Because It covers MORE SURFACE.
Because It is the only Mixed Paint sold in Ottawa that is
perfectly free from Water and Benzine.
Because All colors are the same price,
The atiove ar STRONG ass.-rtinris but wo are willing to prove ' tet sy.
Why 1I0 all Mop!e aftt-rnne trial, only, want Heath & Milliiran Mixed
Taints' Hecause they are honest goods. Investigate at
NOW IS THE TIME !
ARE YOU AliOUT TO PATER ?
DO YOU WANT PATER AS A GIFT ?
Gilts - Gilts
Gilts - Gilts
There are hundreds of rolls. We wish to close them out to make
room for our grand FALL STOCK now on the road.
COME EARLY. DON'T GET LEFT.
T. E. GAPEN & SON.
36 INCH WOOL CASHMERE,
AT 141 cts. PER YARD.
AT 14 CENTS.
of Short Lengths end
al Kinds, at
:U Cents, will he on sale at 8:30
M. KNEUSSL'S SON&.
SEE OUR REMNANTS
OF WALL PAPER.