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OTTAWA PKKE TRADER: SATURDAY, APRIL 10, 1875.
Ottawa, I1L. atnrtlv. April 10, 187S. OUB CLUBBING. We are prepared to club the Free Tkadeu with the following publications, furnishing both at the prices named, postage prepaid The ofler is opeo to old subscribers or new at any post office in the country: Fbeh Trader and Chicago Weekly Times. . 3.I5 " Tribune, 8.1 H M InUrOccun, 3.15 '! :" 1 " Prairie Parmer 3.05 " " " eitherofHarper'gl'ublka.AW " " ... w, gcribner.. r:) " " " (iody's Lady's Book 4 40 " " " Live Stock Journal " Phrenological Journal... 4.!W BcUnceof Health St. Nicholas 4.4'J Demorest's Monthly 4.35 ' " " " Littell's Living Age.... .75 All subscriptions to be paid In advance. Remittances may be made through money ftrdei or registered letter. CONNECTICUT ELECTION. The Ilcpublicans having blundered into what with. Blngular disregard to the meaning of plain words and they called a "victory" in New Hampshire, were confident they would be able to confirm their "theory" that the t!u9 was turning in favor oC Grant ism by achiev ing a decisive victory last Monday in Con necticut. Alas, however, for human expec tations! English, the democratic candidate for Governor, was re- elected by G(XX) major ity against some 1800 last year, nd the dem ocrats elected three of the four congressman, even defeating Hawley, the ablest and purest republican in the last congress. The demo crats also elected 15 senators to tho republi cans 0, and have a working majority in the house, During the severe storm on Thursday af ternoon, ef which we experienced but the outskirts at Uttawa, five houses were Mown down and a church in a little town named Edlnburg, over on the Mississippi river. Some 20 young men, young ladies and chil dren had gathered in the church for a re hearsal, when the church was crushed over their heads. One lady was killed outright, one had both legs broken, an J all were more or less injured. Looks Bab. The El Paso Journal tolls the 'awfullest" kind of a hard story on a Mr. New, Grant's newly appointly U. H. Treasur er. The substance of it is, that ho had de bauched an innocent Indiana county girl, and had an operation for abortion performed upon her. The girl's guardian, a Mr. K istler, followed the girl to Indianapolis and ascer tained all that had happened to her. He was naturally indignant, and prepared a state ment of the facts for publication in the pa pers, implicating Mr. New and his brother, one Dr. New, in tho crime. The News tried to browbeat Klstler Into destroying his man uscript, which he steadily refused to do, upon which they (being both rich and pow erful) got the grand jury to indict Mr. Kistler for seducing his ward and actually hail him sent to tho penitentiary. Gov. Hendricks was so well satisfied of Klstler's Innocence that he o lie re J to pardon him, but Kistler re fused to accept It, declaring that he never committed any crime that needed pardoning. The Streator Free Pirns objects to our prac tice, in noticing the contents of the various magazines of the country as they appear each month, of mentioning at tho bottom that they are for sale at the bookstore ol'Os man & Hupciuan. But if such is the tact, what is the harm of saying so? Our refer ence to those magazines each month is not strictly iu tho way of criticism, though we never hesitate to censure or "cut them up" if they deserve it, our main purpose being to advise our readers of their leading con tents, so that they can judge for themselves whether they are worth buying or not. In that light, it would certainly be an omission not to state where they are for sale. The Free Pre, Is evidcu'.ly inclined to be hyper-!cry critical. I TOWN MEETINGS. Besides the election of town officers at the Ottawa town meeting on Tuesday, the follow ing busiaess was transacted : The Road Commissioners were authorised to expend $3,000 for road and bridge pui poses during the year. The following resolution was offered by C. II. Hook and adopted : Whkkkas, Tho Illinois river bridge at La Salle has leen made a free bridge, and the county of La Salle voted an appropriation ol onc-lourth of its cost ; and W'iiekkas, We, the citizens of Ottawa, in town meeting assembled, believe that the in lerests of this town require that the Illinois river bridge at Ottawa should also be made free: therefore, , Rttolcfd, That the Supervisor and Town Clerk of this town be requested to take such measures as in their judirment may seem proper, in conjunction with the Supervisors and Town Clerks of other towns, to secure .he freeing of said bridge as early as practi cable and report the result of their pro 1- ings at the next annual meeting, or to a spre ial meeting called for that purpose. hotTii OTTAWA At the South Ottawa town meeting a similar resolution to the above was adopted in regard to taking steps for making the Illinois river bridge at Otta wa a free bridge. A les-dution was ulso adopted instructing the town c lerk and su pervisor to confer with tho officers of the gravel road with a view of making that free. $1,200 were voted towards pnying for the Covil C:-fk bridge, and $250 for building culverts In the town. The supervisor was iostiucu-d to unite !ll fl.ji aliftiirltiofl ff.l1... h- : .1. r . i llll Ult uiuvim.v3i ..iiiij lunnlU nuiru.1 ing the railroad bond suit now pending in the Supreme Court of the I'nited State. railroad bond nit now pe,,din!r i Another literary amusemeut has been imp,. ducedbyUev," Flreucc MiCartVy at bis church, called a pronouncing match. Word.-, are spelled out, such as s i o n g h, and the contestants are asked to give the crrert pro snnciation. It is said that tho whole houe was knocked down on a word which wa. given out thus: bsc-ka che. It w ai finally voteJ that the word was French or Ch'jctaw, and therefore not a fair one, whrn the pro pounder astonished the audivnee ty pro nouncing the word " back ache. 13 THIS HONEST 1 Two weeks ago the Fbkk Tkadkh, coutro verting un article in the Chicago Industrial Ajr, showed by the cable telegrams, that No. 2 spring wheat was quoted ou March 25th (or 23d, it is Indifferent which) at Liverpool as worth 8s. 4d. per bushel, which, w ith gold at 10' 2 per cent, prenauui. or, more correctly, n 101 ' r.f.l flint illupnmit Wuu fSi tl 111 J nw 1 , i V - to $2.10 per bushel In curreucy ai ma same . . ... time we showed by the Chicago quotations on the same day that No. 2 spring wheat in Chi cago was worth 04 cU and allowing 53 cts. as cost of freight and handling between Chi cago and Liverpool, these figures left the Chicago dealers the enormous margin of TO cts. per bushel for profits. To this the Aye responds as follows. : 6i. 4 J. Is eiactly lOOd. London exchange, the same day, was quoted in Chicago at 481 cents the pound; 240 English pence, there fore, was exactly equal to4SI cents, or annual exactlv :tly 3.00 a bushel, Instead oi f given. There was only one saie oi spring wheat reported in Chicago on the 2Jd, andthiswasalotor400bushcls,which brought $1.02; a fair price, however, would be from 05 to 97 say 90 this would give the differ ence between Liverpool and Chicago or f 1.03 to $1.05. Cost of transportation, if navigation was open, 53.7, leaving a balance of 49 3 or 51.3. Now, it Is well known that even this large balance will not pay the high railroad freights, high ocean freights and high insur ance of winter. Hut, if railroad freights go down to 25 or 30 cents on a hundred pounds, wheat will begin to move lively. Wheat must go up when navigation opens, unless there is a great fall in price in Liverpool. We put the gold premium at tho tlmo at 10' a? a concession to the Aye, though in re ality it was about 16l$- ' The Aye 'iakes no note of our liberality, but proceeds very dis honestly to ignore the gold premium entirely. The paragraph Is otherwise crammed with misstatements. Sight exchange on London) (which a cargo of wheat in Liverpool always sells for) was nt no time all winter quoted at 481 in Chicago, which, as the pound sterling is worth exactly $4.8G.6. in American coin, would be over 1 per cent, discount; but the quotations have ranged from 48 to 490, cold, or about above par, at Chicago. Then the Aye, having conceded that No. 2 Bpring wheat was worth $2. in gold at Liverpool on March 23d, 'A' it htd been honest, would have added the gold premium, say 10 per cent., which vrcHlh have made it $2.32, and allowing tho AS"' 53.7 for transportation, handling, Ac, (about 2 cents per bushel too much even for railroad and winter rates,) and still tho margin in favor of the Chicago dealer, allowing wheat In Chicago to have been worth "say 90," would have been H2.3 cts., saying nothing about percent, premium for exchange on London. Hut the Aye reaches the climax of dishouesty (or stu pidity) w hen, having conceded that, alter de ducting freight, insurance and handling, and after ignoring the gold premium en lirelythere Is still a margin ol ' 49.3 or 51.3 cts. per bushel In favor ot the Chicago deal er, it adds, "but even this large balance inargin) will not pay tho high railroad freights and high insurance of w inter" ad ding the freights, Ac., after having deducted them! Upon the whole, we are obliged to answer the question at the head of this article with a very decided negative. FLATTED OUT. The great senatorial excursion to Mexico, about which the newspapers had so much to say for several weeks past, and which was to sail in a government steamer from New Or leans last Saturday, ignobly flatted out. The persons who Intended to join in this -grand raid on Mexico were Senator Cameron aud wife of Pa., Dennis of Md., Patterson of S. C, Thos A. Scott, Zack Chandler, and about twenty others. As a pretence for Secretary Robeson, in this gratuitous loan of a govern ment steamer to a private party of excursion ists, the official organ at Washington was in structed to frame tho excuse that they were going to Mexico "to see if the graves of the soldiers killed in tho Mexican war, are prop cared for," and having invented this pre- posterous fiction, tho "organ" proceeded grandiloquently; What patriot that does not. wish them a prosperous vovage, favorable winds, and a safe return, 'f he quiet mystery that lias at attended their exit is now all vxplaixcd. They well knew that from a grateful people their reward was sure. No visit of pleasure then is theirs. They g to seek those of whom the poet says: "On Fame's eternal camping ground Their silent tents are spread, And glory guards with solemn sound The bivouac of tho dead.'' Worthy patriots, generous ciii.ens, honored senators on this mission, welcome, and fare well! The poetry was knocked out of the thing, however, very summarily on Sat jrday when the party at New rleuns received a dispatch from Robeson, to the effect that, on account j0r,,uly lll!it the Colorado beetle in this region of the hullabaloo raised in the newspapers Lmldenly and strangely disappeared. While about his lending a government steamer to , tilt. late potato crop last season was shortened such a purpose, he had concluded not to letjby ,hc droMgllt no p;iuls werc injured in the the party have the Dispatch, and Mr. Camcr kns, by ,R. b,.t.tl(;. Nor dld tfH.y re-appear, on and Tom Scott were asked to take their !1S Wll8 tn(.,r W(mt during the mild October ! v??y m a n's"lar ,st"nn'"r- Strurge to !'.v - ...i pany, composed exclusively oi sucn tils- interested and noble minded patriots, when m,Illlcj l,y another coleopterous insect rc thus Invited to pay tl.eexpeuse of their ju..k- m-niblliiR the lady bug. but vastly more ro el ing out of their own ioekets, singularly , bust and sanguinary. Whether replacing the ..u iwm urn-rest ui me "grave or the patriotic slain" , Mexico, and hearing !cvt.r, remains to be tried, that there was a possibility that yellow fevirj mibt prevail at Vera I ruz ou their arrival. Wlille Judge Drunimond is s,. decided in ,ey .u aoi.mmneu lllP excursion. Ud ,,e .a .... N:auereo. k ameron,! ( handler anu tuners, learning that the Dls . I . 1 l, , i . k , 1 " ' , . ' . , ' . K. amT" mineu 10 imf i!-- nut- in ner at least as lar as Washington ; while others returned home by rail, and tmly T m Scott and. iff, plumb.! Phelps, Gov. Brown and wife wite aud other Georgians sailed on the Havana f.r Vera ttuz. .bondholders, knowing Judge Drutnmoml'a At the Alia works, Pituburg, IVni: , tl,(.y views !n the mitter, commenced tuit on thene are making the larg4 shears ever ronMruct -J bonds in hit court in sums of less than $20t, in this country. Tl.ey will wtigu 4u tons.i intending, when thy got judgment (friu and ill shear cold iron live lncln- thick, which turn would be l appeal) la mr cm. They are sait o be lor a manufactory, but! to commence another suit, and s- on until doubtless, really, have been ttrU red by the j thry got Juajtmrnt on all their bond In 6c editorofthe patent wide country ncwspipers.' tall. Judge Drummond, however, has Mock. ILLINOIS LEOISLATUEE. Among the important measures passed by the legislature during the present week is that appropriating $15,000 for the erection of an institution for the education of feeble. Minded children. The governor is to appoint a commission of seven persons to select a site for the building and then to proceed to erect it. As Ottawa is at least as eligible us any I ., . ,, a !, fl, .... .. I VI I F I l l lu I fc. vw .... .... building, ought not some steps be taken to interview this committee, when appointed? Senator Haines promptly introduced a bill in the senate, on the announcement)!' the deci sion in the Storey contempt case at Chicago, defining and limiting the powers of courts in similar cases iu future. The bill was favor, ably received and will probaWy become a law. The Copperas Creek tlam bill, after being defeated with an appropriation of $70,000 from the treasury to that work, was after wards taken up and passed with the $70,000 stricken out, appropriating the canal tolls only to the work. Both houses have agreed to a resolution to adjourn tine die on the 15th inat., and mean time the work of "putting through" the necessary legislation goes on with vigor. The house on Tuesday devoted itself almost ex clusively to acting on bills that bad previ ously passed the senate, of which a large num ber were passed, including tho principal ap propriation bills, and sent to the Governor. A permanent committee of five from each house will probably be authorized to occupy j their leisure hours for the next year in "re vising" the present revenue law. Gov. Buveridge Is indignantly exercised towards the house lor authorizing a commit tee to look into his disposition of the "contin gent fund." It appears the Governor used $2,500 of the said fund to pay his own sou for clerk hire, while the legislature had ap propriated $2,500 besides for that object. He also used $4,000 of the contingent hind in furnishing the Governor's mansion, though the legislature had appropriated $20,000 specially to that object. I udeed the Gover nor scums not only to have pocketed the $20, 000 voted lo the "mansion" and $2,5DO voted to him for clerk hire, but had also used up most of the contingent fund li paying pri vate expenses, such as buying railroad tick ets for himself and family, paying house ser vants, hotel bills, Ac, &c. The Governor makes no other excuse than that Oglesby,, Vales, Ac, had done the same thing. AN OUTRAGE. During the whole of the present session of the Illinois State Senate a contested election case was pending in that body until a few days ago, when it wus decided. The case was between Marshall (republican), the sit ting member from the Will district, and Sen ring, his democratic opponent at the last electioi'. Marshall was declared elected last fall by 12 majority, but his opponent, alleging that Marshall had received a large number of illegal votes, contested bis right to the seat. The senate committee on.electionsspent most of the winter investigat ng the case, and finally reported that at the election 151 Hie- gal votes had been polled, of which Scaring received 7 aud Marshall J44, closing w ith a resolution giving the seat to Sehring. When the case camo to bo voted on in the senate, however, other considerations than the state of the vote were made to govern the result. Sehring was not only a democrat, but it ap pears owned a brewery! The 23 republicans in the senate therefore voted solid against Sehring because he was a democrat, and three independents, who happened to be inocula ted with tho temperance crusado fever, voted against him because he was a brewer! We are sorry to find our Senator Plum among the three " independents" who so signally set at defiance all the claims of justice in tho case and took o part in this discreditable piece of fanatical persecution. THE C0L0EAD0 BEETLE. The British government, with a view of pre venting the intioduction into Great Britain of the " Culorado'' or potato-destroying beetle In cargoes ot potatoes imported from the United States, have, as a precautionary meas ure, directed the custom ofllcers at the various ports of the United Kingdom to examine care fully all potatoes coming from the United States and from Canada, whether brought as merchandise or ship's stores, and to take care that all particles ot haulm or stalk, orof loose soil w hich may be found w ith them, be des troyed by fire. Shippers of potatoes intended either for use during the voyage or for Im portation into the UnLcd Kingdom will see the necessity of guarding against the delay and inconvenience to which they will be sub jected iu case any haulms or stalks or adher ing soil be shipped with the vegetables. X. V. Fee. Pout. There is reason to hope that the worst of the potato bug pest, in this region at least, is over with. It was noticed that about the 1st days, nor is any sign of them yet apparent thl spring. It Is said thry have been extcr !0JJ bv the new pest would be a gain, how- Li, ..i.lnion a. I., . Hli,li,t. (1r tho homl ,hat wm. voU.j in wili of lt. FoX niv,.r Vl4i ley lUilroad, (which were voted under a sup posed law of the legislature of Illinois that ntver passed,) that he refuses to hear argu ment again! tlx m, h Is yet disposed to do the fair thinr in recard to them. I n ler a i r i j law hi uiinrvB uw wc at. aj'i ait u ! uic oii-kip (. ily d .supreme Court of the toiled Stale, that lu volvos e than f 30"0. Some " awful" sharp ed their little game by refusing to render judgment until the present appeal case pend ing in the Supremo Court of the I'nited Slates is decided. SULPHATE OF LIME. Within the past few years several springs have been discovered in Wisconsin contain ing in their w aters a little salt and magnesia, with a few other healthful ingiedients bat all in such inlinitessimal quantities ns to amount to w hat homo'opathlsts would call about the 15th attenuation. While a vigor ous effort, however, was being made by the owners of these springs to get up a large sale of their waters on account of their medical propei tics, another mineral spring was dls. covered at Ottaw a which, if the waters of the above springs were held to be healing, must prove six or fight times more so, beciyiso the Ottawa waters were proved by scientific an alysis to contain all the healing properties of the Wisconsin springs nnd in six or eight times greater proportion. The advent in the market of this rival has caused an immense flutter among the Wisconsin spring owners. If the Ottawa w aters are w hat they claim to be, manifestly there will be little occasion for invalids longer fooling with the ininites simally attenuated waters of Wisconsin. To save themselves, however, from being at once driven out of the market, the Wisconsin men seize upon the fact that the Ottawa waters contain one ingredient sulphate of lime that is not contained in their waters, and on this they raise a furious howl about the do leterioness of that salt. Unhappily, however, the highest medical authorities do not agree with the Wisconsin speculators as to the properties of that salt, on the contrary, they regard it as one of the most valuable of all the ingredients of the Ottawa waters. For in stance, here is what Edmund P. Travers, M. D., a very able physician of Ainboy, Lee co., 111., has to say as to the therapeutical value of the sulphate of lime as contained in the Ottawa waters: Lime is recognized by the medical profes sion, the world over, as one of the most im portant pharmaceutical agents iu the materia medica. It is never found pure, but nearly always combined with acids, and is fonnd in combination with sulphuric acid in tho var ious kinds ot gypsum, a mineral consisting of sulphate of lime aud 21 per cent, of water, in which condition it holds a place in the Ot tawa Mineral Spring water. Its chemical composition is expressed by formula Ca S O 4, 2 II 2 (). It is a hydrated sulphate of lime. Gypsum is produced by the action of sulphur ic acid contained in the water of acid springs, acting upon strata of limestone. It is solu ble iu fresh water in the proportion of one part to four or five hundred of water. It is usually associated with the salts whicJi are found in sea-water, such ns tho chlorides of sodium, calcium, magnesium, Ac., Ac, nnd is also found precipitated by itself tor miles in largo quantities, on account ot it being the least soluble of all the solid matter contained in the water. Tho therapeutical value ot sulphate of lime in combination with other integral parts of the water is the change that uecessarily takes place in tho whole ot its ingredients when taken into ttie stomach. The acid secretions of the stomach combine with the lime and sets sulphurous acid free, which is one of the best parasiticides known in tho whole range of medicines, and, in the presence of low or ganisms in the stomach fluids, has been suc cessfully used and recommended by the high est authorities in the medical profession. Sulphurous acid is also n powerful febrifuge, being also a largo absorbent ot raaient heat. In septicalunc poisoning the preparations of the sulphates have always proved buccess ful to allay the symptoms in this fearful dis ease, thus arresting the fermentative proces ses '.n the blood. The sulphates also act as powerful vermi cides in the different forms of iutestinal worms, as the sulphurous acid is set free by the acid secretions of the stomach, thus pro duciug a gaseous anthelmintic. If we now examine tits lime after the acid is set free, we find It combining with the se cretlons of the stomach, nnd forming com pounds, the most valuable in the Materia Medica, for Hie building up of the waste tis sues of the human frame. The lactic ana phosphoric acids are already a waitingjits ad vent into the stomach to immediately com bine with it, aud form salts of the most nour ishing nature, thus relieving many a poor in valid who probably had already tried every thing else iu vain. While a combination of circumstances has in ordinary practice led to the use of partic ular remedies and modes of treatment, beinir at one time very prevalent, and during an other almost abandoned, mineral waters have enjoyed a steady popularity, as the wells of centuries ago are the to-day places of popu lar resort. The most remarkable salt well iu England is that of IMmth in Cornwall aud according to Prof. W. A. Miller's Analysis, contains in the gallon: Grains. Chloride of Potassn 14 84 Lithia 20.05 Soda :!(3fil Magnesia 8.80 " Lime 215,17 Sulphate Lime 12.27 Silicic Acid 3.05 Total (545.45 Thus we ee that one of the Hiost popular spitngs in England contains 227.34 grains of lime in a lot:iuM4.).4- grains of mineral matter to the imperial gallon. While the it tawa mineral water coutains Sulphurate ot lime 17 giaius Bi carbonate of Lime 4 grains, making 21 grains of lime lo a total of 213 grains of solid matter, In one impeiial gal lon. Tho analysis of the Ottawa mineral w ater, by the late Prof. Ja. V. L. Bluney oi'Chica go. III., proves it to be one of the- most valu able mineral springs that has yet been dis covered in this country, and it compares fav orably with the most popular springs ot the old country. In answer t.. a charge that appeared in the Chicago ''. ot last Saturday, condemning the sulphate of lime as a dangerous ingre dient iu mineral waters, 1 must say that the writer CHunot pessibly understand the value of chemical combinations, or lh ll.erapeuti cal uction ol medicines on the human sys tem. To take a commonplace illustration, one that all may understand, I w ill refer him to the value of sulphate of lime in the economy of nature, how it supplies a want la the veg etable as well as the human syntem, as it en ters iuc the composition of grasses, potatoes, turnips, etc, eet. The value of gypsum, as a fertilizer, is to well anown to the agricultur al ixl that it KneJd appear cfllclous in me to interpohC my opinion as the fact of its use lulncHsis tiM well established. Before closing this communication 1 wish to add my triimony a to the purity and ex cellent quality of tho Ottawa mineral spring wakr. I have used it tnynelf and recom mitted it t srveral of my patients. It prove a detklrratum In Bright' disease of, the kidneys, as it has the power of dissolv ing protnine. I have no doubt, as soon as it is thoroughly tested by the medical profes sion, it will at once tako its rank a tho pur est and bejt mineral water now known In the United States of America. REFUNDING THE GBAB LAW. In 1800 thu legislature of Illinois, to en courage the building of railroads in the more thinly settled portions of the state, passed an act authorizing counties, cities, townships aud incorporated villages to raise money to be invested in railroads by issuing bonds without limit, and making the further pro vision, that all state taxes raised in such coun ties, cities, &c, for a given number of years ou a greater valuation or assessment than that of 1809 should be applied towards the pay ment ot the interest aud principal of any bonds so issued to raise money in aid of rail roads. Tho effect of this law was, that after 1809, whatever amount of state tax was raised from an increased valuation in counties, &c, having issued railroad bonds, was paid on those bonds, while counties that had issued no bonds, hud to pay an additional tax equal to the amount thus diverted, to defray the expenses of the state government. Thus for 1873 a tax of 30 cents on the $100 was levied throughout the stute for state purposes, but such a tax reilly raised about $1,200,000 more than the state needed, this excess col lected from other counties being absorbed lo pay interest on local bonds issued under the law of 1809. On a proper case being made before the supreme court It was decided that the law of 18G9 was unconstutional, nnd that consequently the levy of state taxes for 1873 was to the extent of 7-30ths more than the law allowed, and that this excess must be refunded to the tax-payers. The legislature has just passed a law pre scribing the ways and means of refunding this tux so illegally collected. It requires the county treasurer of each county to copy from the tax books of 1873 a correct list of all the taxpayers in the county, with descrip tions of land, lots, and personal property upon which they paid taxes in 1873, the amount so paid Illegally, and then, after t'j is book is got ready, the treasurer is to give four weeks' public notice in the newspapers of the county that the books are ready and he is prepared to refund this tax to each tax-payer in person on his presenting his tax receipt for 1873, and signing a receipt for the amount repaid him. Thus in the course of two or three months, every man in La Salle county who in 1873 paid $3G state tax can go to county treasurer Raymond and get $7.00 of it back ; or if he paid $9.00 state tax in 1873, ho will get $1.75 back; and in that proportion for larger or smaller sums. This will look to a majority of tho tax pay ers of our county like small business, but in the aggregate the tux of 1873 thus illegally collected amounts to over $20,000 in this county, of which $15,000 have been paid over to the state treasurer at Springfield, and $f,000 are in the hands of county treasurer Haymond. BEECHES TBIAL. The Beecher trial at Brooklyn reached its climax of interest during the past week, with Beecher himself on the witness stand. Either Mr. Beecher himself is doing some of the heaviest swearing ever done in a court of justice, or a good many others have done such swearing. He meets with a point blank denial every material allegation made against him either by Tilton, Moulton cr Mrs. Moul ton, and explains every suspicious circum stance in a way to leave himself wholly inno cent. According to Beecher's Barrative, Til ton believed In the truth of the charges he made, and Beecher was well aware cf the fact; and Beecher admits that Mrs. Tflton had acquired a strong affection for hini; but, says Beecher, "if Mrs. Tilton did not know that tho tendrils ot her affections were creep ing upon me, I ought to have known it." He then acknowledges that the "condition and action of Mrs. Tilton" proved that he had "wronged" Tilton in his family relittions, though unintentionally. This certainly is a more probable explanation f the quarrel than the surmise that Tilton invented the charge as a means of black-mailing. He be lieved that he had been wronged ; Mr. Beech er himself believed it; but they were all mis taken together. That seems to bo about the purport ot Mr. Beecher's statement on that most important head. It is manifest, however, as Beecher proceeds, that his part all through is very carefully studied, even to the extent of hav ing been frequently rehearsed with his law yers, and it is confidently predicted by the opposite: side that his story, which looks so fair and plausible now, will be thoroughly riddled and torn to shreds on his cross exam ination. Prince Fred. Grunt, though the pink of courtly p dish aud refinement, is not an eligi- ble man for newspaper interviewing, at least in the interest of the Chicago Time. A report er of that concern having called on Fred, the other day to learn his views on the great questions of tho day, such as whether Beecher is innocent w hether the world is round or flat, and so on, Fred. Heated the reporter somewhat snappishly, so to speak, as follows: Importer If you are not engaged for a few minutes. The Time desires to ascertain your views about Col. i.rsnt (drawing himself up as they do at West Point wheu they are learning eti quelle) Don't you think it pretty G d d -d impudent in Storey to send dowu here to me to ascertain my views about anything? The reporter begged leave to inform Col. Grant that a reporter was not expected lo make inquiries in-yond his instructions. He w as detailed to do his work and was expected to carry it out. Col. "Grant You can tell Story to go to bell. The reporter blushed, and aaia appro idl ed the colonel in an apologetic way. Col. Grant What do vou want any lw? . ...... -- - . ii- ueponer vui vou iniorm me puunc through The Time it it is true you will soon orwn a bauk here Col. Grant Yon can tell Th Ti it is none of its d d business. If Storey wants to know what I am going to do. let bim come here to ME! lie has abused me and mv family and now sends to interview ue! The first term of the "Iiecorder's Court ol the City of La Salle," or whatever tlx u may be called, commences next Monday. NE! ITEMS. The grasshoppers on the opening of spring la Missouri and Kansas, are already exhibit ing astonishing vivacity. Wherever u pile of chips or bark aro disturbed, a few days of j sunshine batch out the eggs by rbousninds.- incy nave been lound in Missouri1 to appear thus as far east as Lewis county, on ths M iss issippi, and as they rlso thousands of fed in tho air when at full estate and fly mauy mile before stopping, there is no reason why the states east of tho Mississippi may not be largely invaded by this scourge the coming summer. The Indianapolis "Sentinel" denies by au thority tho rumor that Governor Hendricks had engaged a suit of rooms in Washington in which to establish his campaign headquaiv tcrs during the next winter. A genuine Enoch Ardctt Case excites Quin cy at present. Six years ago, John Bimpson, a wealthy manufacturer, left for Europe with two daughters, aud sailed on the United Kingdom, which was never heard from un til now, when news has come that Bimp. son and his daughters are alive and en route home. In the meantime Mrs. Bimpson has collected $5,000 life insurance, is married and has a child by tho second husband. This is one of the - way in which the civil rights bill is circumvented by a Georgia saloon keeper : Owing to circumstances which I need not recount, I shall be forced to ad?pt in the future the following rates: Beer by the glass $10 0 ) Whisky toddy 15 00 Brandy straight 12 00 and so on in proportion. To regular custom ers I will make a liberal discount. In other words, white men can have their drinks at the usual rates' and niyqert must pay the above prices. So much for the civil rights bill. Rev. T. X. Morrison, of Pckiu, and Rev. J. 11. Hoist, pastor of the Episcopal church at Streator, opened a " mission" at that church last Sunday to continue during the present week. There were daily prayers and preach ing every evening. The spelling school mania rages among such notabilities as Rev. Arthur Edwards, Bish on Cheney, J. Y. Scommon, John Wcntwort.li, W. F. Coolbaugh, Henry Grecnbaum, Rev. Robert Collyer, and others. At Paris, Ky., on Monday, at a stallion show, Goldsmith's famous young stallion Abdallah was run into by a sulkey, the shaft entering his breast and coming out near the lap of the shoulder, causing death in a few minutes. The horse was valued at $30,000. The Chicago Post nnd Mail has inaugurat ed a new enterprise of startling proportions. It now issues an extra sheet each evening, within 10 minutes after the close of the Brooklyn court for the day, giving all tho evidence of the day in tho great Beecher scandal case. The Pout nnd Mail makes this a permanent arrangement for all summer. A colored congregation in Dayton, Ohio, after a lengthy trial, decided to forgive their clergyman for betting ou three-card monte and losing $90 "of festival money. One of the deacons remarked: "We Is all human, and de game is werry exciting." There was a frightful accident on Monday at Tyrone, Iowa, on the Iowa division of the Burlington & Missouri railroad. Two trains attempted to pass each other on a singie track with tho usual result. Four passen gers were killed and six or eight badly injur ed. The accident is ascribed to the careless ness of a telegaph operator. Tke question, "Why docs President Grant treat the subject of his nomination for th third term with such contempt, is thus blunt ly and no doubt truthfully answered by the St. Louis Republican : Because he really wants the nomination for a third term, and because he really in tends to get it, if it is possible to be had. This is the truth, and the whole truth, in a nut shell. If Grant had no intention or de sire to retain his place after the 4th ot March, 1877, would he not have officially or unoffi cially said as much long ago? The last exposure of the spiritual material izing humbug is that of the Eddys in Ver mont. One of their former partners, a Mr. Westcott, had left them and set up on his own hook, but being exposed turned "state's evi dence" on the whole fraud, daring the Eddys to meet and contradict him. A three days' lawsuit under the Reddick tempcraucc law at Streator last week, by Mrs. Hall against C. Wright Ac Co., saloon men, for selling liquor to her husband while drunk, Ac, terminated on Saturday in a verdict for $200 in favor of Mrs. Hull. It is said that years a this country was in fested with fleas to such an extent that people with sensitive skins could hardly endure exis tence. From some unknown caue they Uft, and have been comparatively unknown for .1 while, hut are now coin in i; Inck. an any ex plain the cause, or tell how loexteniiinate them ? I.iWHI illUr Jififlxd, Thirty and thirty-live years a'O fleas were numerous around Ottawa a to l.e regarded as a much more annoying ptSt than mosquitoes. People would gather j.ennyroyal and lay it be tween the sheets of tlieir beds to drive them of., the 'varmint.' hug or insect (Sir Joseph Bar.ks declared wiLh great energy they were not IoJ" ster, d their ouM, manifesting a strong an'.' pafhy to that herb. Yet during the last fifteen or twenty years we had never seen or heard of fleas .except as a parasite on dogsj until la't summer, w hen they seeim-d to have nr-appearc I in small quantities, and people ugaiu hega:; hereabout- t complain of them. Though in a general way fleas i,re regarded as a nuisarK,- '.here is rnni-ideraldc to he said in their favor I To lazy people especially tliey are a great advan tage, compelling that amount of cuticle iric.o.i which is indispensable to a healthy circulation f the l.'.ood, hut which itl.o.j the (leas wouM be neglected. Atlrntiou! The ihcIuIkts of the Ottawa Lilviaiy Soc-itty ill hold P-clal mettlng this evening at tie old Plymouth church, t " o'chxk. All :!: nieB.'-ir are re-jUi-steu 10 auenu, a outness el fiirt V:'"'c , t- ''ronglit before the society. Frixk SxnERst L. L. Thompson, A. C. French, T. W. D.Crse, . E. L. E. K. Mo re.