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OTTAWA FREE TRADER; SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15,1881.
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(ir, 2.5o 2 tKI riiRi Thiiirk and Prairie Farmer J-11" Free Trader and either of Hurler' ptibli- f cations " Free Tradkr and Scrihntr Frbb Trader and tMey'n Lmlut' Jl-k Boil Free Trader and rhrnh,ictil Journal -Oni Free Trader and St. Xicfmlat Turi TmiiEM and Ikmorrtt't .VnutMu 3.75 Free Trader and I.UttWt fAvlnu A-j- 'J- Free Trader and Writer Rural 3.u Free Trader and M,nt't Ittrat Xrio F-tf-kr 8.50 A Peoria distillery the other day bought from the internal revenue bureau whi.-ky stamps to t!io amount of $2,014,200. The weight of a cask of water pulled out the teeth of "The Man with the Iron Jaw," w hile he was performing at the Indiana Mate lair, the cask falling on bis bieast, find crushing him to death. Professor King, the aeronaut, made an as cension in his big balloon from Chicago on Thursday and after rising about a mile in the air sailed off southward and up to yesterday bad not been beard from. Now that Foster is safely out of the woods m Ohio, tne "Horsey and laughter" he was 6o earnestly begging the eastern banks to send him can be transferred to Virgina, where Ma hone is making such an earnest fight in behalf of equal rights and repudiation. The Peoria Democrat has put on a new dress, and comes out clear and clean as a pm. The Democrat is the leading demorratic paper in the state ably edited, sound in doctrine, and always up with the times. It ought to be a household pet In every democratic family in the state. Charles Fuller, a farmer living five miles cast of Illoomington, was struck dead by lightning in his barn-yard on the 8th Inst., and was found two hours alter wards barely in time to prevent his body from being eaten up by the hogs. Dr. John G. Holland, well known in the lit erary world by the title ol "Timothy Titcomb," and fur the last half dozen of years as the edi tor of Scribner'a Monthly, died suddenly on Wednesday in New York. lie was born In Holchcrtown, Mass., in 1H10, and graduated Irom the J'.moklino Medical college in 18-11. John Taylor, the present head of the Mor- mon Church, at tho close of a recent six days' conference at Silt Lake City, put on his pro. phetic robes and cried, "If the American na tion will not repent of its sins, God will destroy It." It is a comfort to know, at least, if the prophecy proves true, that the destruction roust liicluilo all of that nastiness known as Mormonism. Dr. Thomas appears to havo abandoned his purpose to appeal to tho "Judicial Confer ence;" at least we sec in tho Chicago papers the announcement that ho will resume his preaching In tho "people's church" (Haverly's theatre) next Sunday, while his appeal can only be heard in the higher conference on -condition that in the meantime he stop" preaching. The cable dispatches for a week or two past have made occasional, mention ot transactions in London in confederate bonds, and now it is mentioned that Gideon Townsend, a New Or leans broker, is paying $25 per $1000 for cer tain confederate bonds. Tho transactions are said to bo based on a movement to secure, in payment of these bonds, a considerable deposit Btill lying in tho bank of England of the de funct confederate state government. The Diyid Davis party in the United States Senate, though heavy, is not very numerous. Still the party seems to have had confident ex pectatious of being elected president pro tern. ff. )hc senate, and as the democrats were other- wise minded, while the republicans were quite as willing to enter in a bargain with the I). 1). party as they were last spring with the Ma hone party, the I). R party votud with the re republicans; until the dicker finally succeed ed, no doubt to the great joy of the I). I), party. Mississippi is pretty well south, and its cli irate such as seldom to be liablo to September .frosts, but the republicans and greenbackcrs thereaway must have felt all the cibllerating aeasations of a snow storm when, a few weeks ago, their candidate for governor, the redoubt able anti lJourbon apostle, Jo King, told them in bis opening speech, that "though he had been nominated by the republicans and green backers, and gratefully accepted their nomina tion, candor compelled him to say that he did not sympathize with either party in their views." New York received with due honor and hos pitality last week the distinguished French visitors who have come over to represent France at the Yorktown celebration. The party Includes representatives ot the President of the French Republic and the various de partment of the Government, and eight de scendants of French officers who took part in the sie.'e, one of theia. being a grand-nephew of Lafayette. The Marquis de Ilochambeaa, perhape the most eminert of the civilians, is accompanied by his wife. On the roundabout way to Virginia the party made a brie! visit to Niagara Falls, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington. The remains or rreetaeat uarneld were transferred last week from the eaglet to which they were brought from Elberon, N. J, to an air tight metallic case of bronze, with gold trimmings and a golden plate on top, for which Mrs. Garfield will direct an appropri ate Inscription. This bronze casket will not be placed in a vault, but will bo exposed to view on s catifalquo In a crypt. Upon remov al, in presence of Dr. Robinson and Mr. Fair field, tho remains wcro tound to bo In a good state of preservation. Tho casket waa made by the New York Hurial Case Company, and presented as a gift to tho Cleveland Monument Committee. Mrs. Uarfleld very decidedly ob jects to the project of removing the remains to the little burying ground at Mentor. CIVIL SERVICE EEFOHM. While reform in the national civil service lias been talked about a good deal for the last six or eight years, its main use thus far has been to serve as a sort of rehetoncal flourish in party platforms and presidential inaugural addresses nnd messages. Since the violent shock the country has received in the assassin ation of Gen. Garfield, a cruno for which our wretched civil service system not inaptly called the "spoils system" is generally held responsible, public thought has been turned with much more seriousness to the subject, and is rapidly shnping itself into such a de mand that something shall be done, that con gress vull hardly dare to pass through another M'ssion Ignoring the subject. It is true, Guiteau's narrative, of which the material portions are printed on nn inside page, In a measure contradicts tho theory which holds the spoils system responsible for his crime, by the statemei.t that his failure to get the Paris consulship, or any other office, "did not have the slightest influence on mo one way or the other in my removing tho President." Yet in another part he admits that his mind was worked up to tho commission of the crime by tho quarrel between the President aHd Conkling, and the protracted Btrugglc between the half breeds and stalwarts at Albany, and what was that but a shameful and disgusting wrangle arising out of the spoils system? Hut whether Guitcau's crime is directly at tributable to the spoils system or not, no one can look for a moment into our national civil service system aa now practiced but will ad mit that "reform is necessary." Even Ex-Secretary Kvarts, premier of the Hayes adminis tration, by which the civil servico was prosti tuted to baser uses than by any other adminis tration since tho organization of tho govern ment, felt impelled, in a brief tribute to Gen. Garfield two weeks ago, to say: "It is a very sad fact for us as republicans 1 speak of our republican form of government, and not of a party that four of our cliiel magistrates have died in nfllee, two plagued to death by impor tunities ot office seekers, and two slain by as sassins really incited by tho same cause. Let us consider whether all this plague of patron age, tho placeman's ride, tho statesman's scan dal, and the natives' shame.cannot be avoided, Who shall stand before this people, between the living and tho dead presidents, that this plague may be stayed?" But bow is the "plague" to be "stayed?" The most common Idea is, that congress shall pass some sort of law that shall put a stop to all appointments as rewards lor party services; that shall regard competency tho main qualifi cation; and that shall protect com pi tent nnd faithful public servants lrom removal on ac- count iif lu'liim'imr to nno or nnoll.. - rwililu'.il party. No measure of reform, in this .view of, tho subject, it is generally conceded, has yet been proposed that Is superior to tho bill intro duced In the U. S. Senate last winter by Sena tor Pendleton, of Ohio. Tho bill, in brief, provides for the appointment by tho President of live commissioners, not more than three of whom shall belong to the samo political party, whose duty it shall be to devise and submit to tho President for his approval and promul gation suitable rules, and to suggest such ac tion as shall make this act operative, and when these rules are so promulgated and approved it becomes the duty of the heads of the depart ment to which they rclalo to aid in all proper ways in carrying such rules into effect. Theso rules are to declare and proyido for competitive examinations, that all offices and places shall be filled by selections from among those graded highest in such competitive ex aminations ; that the original entrance into the public service shall bo at tho lowest grade; that ihero shall be a period of probation before final appointment; that promotions shall be irom tho lower grades to tho higher on the basis of merit and competition ; that no person in tho public service shall be underobligation to contribute to any election fund or render any political service or be removed for refus ing to do so; that no person shall havo any right to use his official authority to influence any person; that thero shall bo non-competi-live examinations betore tho commission in such cases as they see fit; that written notice shall be given to tho commission of thoso se lected from the applicants in tho examina tions; of the rejection of any such persons after probation, and of tho date thereof, and a record of the same kept by the commission. This plan is open to the very Berious objec tion, however, that something very like it was tried during the last Grant administration, and resulted in such a conspicuous failure that the very phrase "civil servico reform" became for several years a laughing stock and jibe. A better system undoubtedly is that propos. ed in a late letter to tho Monmouth (111.) He. rj'.tfbytho somewhat eccentric but none the less acute and sensible Henry Clay Dean, now a resident ot Putnam county, Missouri. Hi plan, elaborated in a letter of three or four col umns, is, in a word, that all public officers, as far as practicable, shall be elected by tho peo ple, or where that is impossible, as in tho case ol cabinet officers, chiefs of bureaus, collectors ol ports, foreign ministers, Ac, they shall be elected by a joint vota of the two houses of congress. In support of this plan Mr. IX an very forci bly contrasts the comparative purity and euT ciency of Uie civil service of the states, where all the officers from governor down to consta ble are elected, with the inefficiency and seelh lng corruption of the national civil aervire, growing out of the appointing system. Whe.e the people elect, "if the officer should fall to do his duty," tayt Mr. Dean, "the people can promptly remove him, as the would any other servant employed by them. Where such direct responsibility exists by elections there can bo no nepotism, no centralization, no fa vontism, no civil list, no families built up at tho public expense, and no life estates in a public office, the most odious featuro in the governments of Europe." The plan of Mr. Dean, now that the discus sion of the subject promises to lead to practi cal results, certainly deserves serious attention, and once the people generally get hold of it, they will not allow congress to ignore it. NEWYOKK DEMOCRACY. The democrats of New York held a state convention at Albany on Tuesday and Wed nesday of this week. The reason why it took two days to transact business which was usu ally disposed of in one day, was tho necessity to settle, once for all, tho question whether the representation of the party in its conventions lrom New York city should hereafter bo con troled by the democratic voters of the city and county of New York, or, as heretofore, by Tammany or Irwing Hull, both the "Halls" Having appeareu wnn delegations, tiiougn a full delegation for tho city and county of New York bad been elected m obedience to the re commendation of the state committee, by the democratic voters in representative districts, as had been done in the rest of the state. The committeu on credentials having been appointed on Tuesday soon after the meeting of the convention at 2 o'clock, asked, in view of tho importance of the business in their hands, until next morning to report, nnd the request was acceded to. John Kelly of course appeared before the committee in behalf of his Tammany delega. tion, and the Irving Hall leaders presented their case. After hearing arguments until 3 o'clock in the morning, the committee decided unanimously against admitting the delegates of either Hall, and to admit the delegates op pointed by the representative districts. The decision, on being reported to tho convention next morning, was unanimously approved amid the liveliest demonstrations of Bpplause The decision Is of course regarded as one of tho utmost importance, ridding, it is hoped, tho democracy of Now York lorever hereafter of tho pestiferous hall nuisance, through which heretofore the party was so often placed at the mercy of unscrupulous adventurers and thieves like bosses Tweed and Kelly. The question of contested delegations being thus happily settled, Erastus Brooks was elect ed permanent president, and made the custom ary "eloquent speech" on taking the chair. The following ticket waa then nominated : Eor Secretary of State William Purcell. Fur Controller George II. Lapham. For Attorney General Boawell A. Par mooter. For Treasurer Robert A. Maxwell. For Stato Engineer Thomas Evershed. For Judge of tho Court of Appeals Ex Atty. Gen. Schoonmaker. The platform adopted is a reiteration ol the platform adopted in 1871, 1876 and 1880, with the addition of a resolution deploring the as sassination of President Garfield, and resolu tions in favor of free canals, agalnBt monopo lies, and denouncing the subserviency of the last republican legislature of New York to the bidding of corporations, Ac While the Irving Hall democracy express their purpose to give the ticket nominated their hearty support, notwithstanding their exclusion from the convention, John Kelly and the Tammanyites promise not to oppose tho stato ticket, but say they will sparo no effort to defeat the local nominees of the coun ty democracy. WASHINGTON NOTES. Tho democrats, as foreshadowed in our last, organized the senato by electing a Democrat president pro tern., in spito of the efforts of the republicans to tho contrary. The latter were very anxious for a compromise. So important did they regard tho temporary presidency of the senate, involving as it did a possible suc cession to tho executive chair, that they seem ed to regard the death of Arthur as an almost imminent probability and were willing to give tho democrats not only all tho other senate offi ces, but half tho committees, if they would let tho republicans havo tho president pro tern. But the democrats refused to treat on tho sub ject, and having in caucus on Saturday even ing nominated Bayard, of Delaware, and on the meeting of the senate on Monday elected him. Edmunds tried, before tho election took place, to have the new seuators from New- York and Rhode Island sworn in by the oldest member, but the democrats 6tuck to tho law whiuh made that the duty of tho president oi tho senate, and elected Bayard of Delaware such president. The vote stood 34 to 32, Davis of Illinois, after voting in lavorolthe Ed munds motion, refusing to vote for Bayard or Anthony, whom the republicans voted for. The republicans, however, were not satisfied with the result, and on Wednesday, after the three new republican senators had been sworn In, held another caucus, and resolved to oust Bayard by electing David Davis president of the senate. The movement, shameful as it was, was carried out on Thursday, when Lo gan offered the caucus resolution lor the elec tion ol Davis in plate of Bayard, and it was carried by 30 to 31. Davis and Bayard both declined to vote. On being escorted to the chair, Day is made a short speech, saying if the honor conferred carried any party obligations he should decline it. No movement baa yet Ix-en made towards the election ol any other senate officers, but a resolution has been adopted to leave the com mittees as constituted lost spring in favor ol the republicans. Endless speculation continues as to the com position of the new cabinet. It is decided that none ol the present cabinet will be retained ex cept secretary Lincoln, and possibly James, whom there is a strong pressure to retain un til the end of the star route prosecutions, though he says he will remain only on condi tion that his re appointment is permanent. Frclinghuysen.of New Jersey, it is understood, will succeed Blaine, and Judgo Fotger, of New York, will get Windom's place, unless James remains, in which case T. O. Howe of Wiscon sin will get the treasury portfolio. The presi dent has Intimated that be will leave for York town on Tuesday and remain most of the wee k, and that no cabinet appointments will bo au nounced until after his return. Tho senate has thus far transacted no bu.sl ness except to uct on a long list of appoint ments sent in on Wednesday and Thursday by the president. Most of them thus far are re appointments that had been made by Garfield Tho quidnuncs were considerably exercised on Saturday by tho sudden appearance id Conkling in Washington. Ho arrived on Fri day night and early on Saturday called on President Arthur and remained closeted with him all day. P.ut not a syllable has leaked out as to what was talked about. The president seems to be anxious to have it understood that he is not the guest of sena tor Jones, though he occupies his house. He found tho White House uninhabitable and then-lore rented the Jones mansion, its owuer having no use for it, and occupies it witii his own servants ns his own establishment. Scoville, Guitcau's counsel, is unablo to get any prominent lawj or to assist him. No New York lawyer is willing to join him without a large retainer, and It. M. T. Merrick declined the job in any event. There is some prospect however, of E. A. Storrs accepting the unpleas ant jolj. Pension Commissioner Dudley has discov ered that about thirty employes of his office have been concerned in frauds which will reach into the millions. He is nearly ready to make arrest of the thieves. K0CK RIVER CONFERENCE. The session of the Kock Kiver Conference o the .Methodist Church at Sycamore last week was unusually interesting and exciting on ac count, of course, of the trial of Dr. II. W Thomas lor heresy and matters growing out of it. The trial took place before a jury or com mittee ot fifteen selected by the conference, and as Dr. Thomas objected to u number of the jurors on account of prejudice, the objec tionable members were removed and others appointed in their place. Dr9. V-.rkhurstand Hatfield acted ns prosecutors and Dr. ililler, of iho upper Iowa Conference, and Brothers Artell, Bennett and Sheppnrd conducted the defense. The charges were three, elaborated In a long string ot specifications, but alleging in substance that Dr. Thomas held heretical views in denying the plenary inspiration of the scriptures, and in denying the doctrine of atonement and the doctrine of everlasting pun ishmcnt as taught in the standards ot the Meth odist Church. Of course we have not the space, nor is it necessary, to go over the incidents ot tho trial, which lasted three days from Saturday to Tuesday. It Is sufflcent to say, that Dr. Thom as was adjudged guilty on all the counts and sentenced to expulsion as a minister and mem ber ot the Methodist Church. This judgment, however, is not final, unless Dr. Thomas chooses to regard it as such. He has an appeal to another court, called the "Ju dicial Conference," composed of seven mem- bers from each of the three annual confer ences from which the appellant is expelled; and to this tribunal Dr. Thomas has signified his purpose to appeal. While the trial of Dr. Thomas was proceed ing on Saturday, the doctor started a counter irritant by way of presenting charges against Dr. Parkhurst and demauding his trial. Tho charges alleged lying nnd slander in circulat ing that Dr. Thomas indulged in beer, theatri cals and cards. They were referred to a com mittee of fifteen, who, alter a patient hearing, on Wednesday evening returned a verdict of acquittal. Aside from the trials, the proceedings of the conference possessed no special interest. The usual appointments for the year were made, among which we notico that Mr. Arnold is re turned to Ottawa, T. II. Ilazcltine is assigned to Peru, A. T. Horn to Marseilles, E. II. Beal to Earlville, O.K. Bibbins to Freedom, Ac. Rev. J. M. Caldwell is made presiding elder ol this (Joliet) district. OCTOBER ELECTIONS. Tuesday's elections in Ohio and Iowa show no unexpected or striking results. Iowa was carried by the republicans by their usual off year majority, the only notable feature being the meagerness of the greenback vote. That party was really the only one that made an ac tive canvass, yet its vote of 40,000 in the off year 2,879 is cut down to less than 25,000. Con sidering that the democrats in 1879 wero beat en 72,000 against 50,000 now. notwithstanding so many greenbackcrs have returned to the re publican fold, the Des Moines State IJeakr is justified in saying that, under all tho cir cumstances, the result on Tuesday must be re gardeii as a democratic victory. In Ohio Foster is re elected governor by 20,- 000 majority, which, without explanation, would look like a disastrous democratic de feat. It is to be borne in mind, however, that tho leeling in regard to Garfield was still so fresh and deep that it bad a large influence in deterring men from voting in a way that bore a sort of semblance ot ill-feeling towards him. Besides, tho great body of the democrats were dissatisfied with Bookwalter, their candidate for governor. Ho was a democrat of less than a year's standing, nnd in tho canvass ignored all the democratic committees and party load ers. Tho vote on both sides was small, but two democrats are believed to have staid at home to one republican. Both houses of the legislature, bs well as governor, are carried by tbe republicans. While no doubt the Extern states are full of democrats who arc protectionists, they are so scarce in the west, that there is a general newspaper expression of Burpriso at finding Senator Dan Voorhees, of Indiana, in his ora tion on the ojienlng of the Atlanta Exposition last week, giving utterance to expressions like the following: "Freedom of trade," said he, "has a seductive sound, but if it be not recip rocal and ol equal advantage among nations, H is attractive only In sound, and nothing more." "The people ot Indiana, with all their tremendous capacity for agriculture, are not content to ignore the other branches of remun erative Industry. They are reaching forth their hands, guided by skill and intellect, to develop all the bounties of nature and to pluck fruiU in all tbe fields of labor. And if In pay lng a tariff tax for Government support airev- euue.they find that the laws compelling them to do so alike foster, encourage, and protect their young and growing manufactures of iron, hard wood, glass, wool and cotton, they will regard them with favor as tho result ot wise legislation. Indeed, thev will demand such an adjustment of tho tariff as to insure that end." Galileo demonstrated tho revolution of the earth around the sun over two hundred years ago, and 6till there are Joseph Jaspers who be lieve that ' Do sun do move." Anti-free trad, ers, a hundred years hence, will be as reat rarities as Joseph Jaspers are to-day. THE FENIAN DYNAMITE FL01 Our readers remember tho excitement in England a few months ago occasioned by the discovery at Liverpool, in the hold of a vessel from the United States, hid in barrels of ce. ment, of several diabolical machines a sort of combination of dynamite and clockwork so contrived that the machines could be placed under a bridge, building or other structure, wound up, and m a given time the dynamite would explode nnd general devastation follow. Of courso the contrivance of the machines and their shipment to England with tho most hel lish purpose was charged upon the Fenians, and now a thorough investigation proves the charge true, exactly to the extent anil in the sense admitted by O'Donovan Ilossa at the time, it seems it was au a scheme to scare some money out of tho British Government. Stories in regard to the construction of infer, nal machines by the Feiiians in this country for use in England were first so largely circu lated that the English government believed them, aud offered a large reward tor their dis covery before put into use. This was exactly what the conspirators wanted. The machines bungliugly constructed aud really harmless were made at the order of a Philadelphia saloon keeper named Foyc nnd turned out to I'Donovnn Hossa, who had them packed in cement and placed on board the vessel at Bos ton. Then Foye entered into negotiations with the British Consul at New' York and for the formation in regard to the shipment of the machines which led to their capture ut Liver pool ho received the reward the plot had in view, amounting to $10,000. The whole busi ness was unraveled by United States detectives, but when they went to lay their hands on Foye it was found he bad lied to parts unknown. INDIANS. There is little news beyond indefinite and unintelligible rumors in regard tolodiun hog- tilities in Arizona. There is no doubt that a number of "bucks'" are missing from theageu cics 40 lrom l nomas and OOo lrom San Car los, and there Is no other explanation of their absence except that they have joined the hos tiles. Tho understanding is that all are gath ering in the southern end of Chiricahua, on the Mexican border, to be ready to cross if pressed too closely by the troops. There nrc three columns in the field against tho hostilcs. Bernard's troop is west of the Chiricahua range, Wagner's to the east, and McLellau's moving southwest, the objective point of meet ing being at the Mexican line, which they will all cross if the Mexican authorities permit, nnd co-operate with their troops. The line is up to Fort Thomas, and everything is reported quiet at the reservation. The report brought to Santa Fo on the !nh by passengers via tho Southern Pacific rail road, that on Thursday night (lith) when the train was passing Wlllcox, Arizona, "a right was in progress between tho citizens and Indi ans; that tho Indians seemed to have made the attack and the whites were in great confusion," Ac, Ac, has been confirmed by no subsequent dispatches from that quarter. A few train men beyond Wlllcox had been murdered by the Indians and it is probable the firing heard was upon these. Too Many Vknnok's. We have before us, in our exchanges, three different weather prog nostications for Octolier all by "Vennor." One says "October 1 to 5th warm, followed by cold, heavy rains to !ih ; warmer weather 10th to 15th," Ac. Another says: October will en ter cold and wet ; heavy rains during first of the week, with probable snowfalls in many sections between tho 7th and 10th. Cold and wintry weather on tho 14th, 15th and lG'th. Warmer 18th, 19th and 20th," Ac. And the thud reads : "A general stoim period of sever ity is probable about the loth and 10th in the southern and western sections of the United States, and also in the Upper Lake regions and maritinc provinces in Canada. Cold weather in Newfoundland." Of course all these con tradictory prognostications are not by the same man, for everybody knows the real Vennor is always truthful. But somehow people seem to have gotten the idea that the name means something else, and whenever any one pro ceeds to make a lot of absurd and improbable predictions about the weather, he thinks he can make them harmless and himself all right with the public by calling himself "Vennor." A very discreditable story leaks out in re gard to the polico officers who captured the Arkansas tram robbers. They found upon the robber some $9,000, and this three of the four captors concluded to divided among them selves, besides tho large reward of some $25, 000 offered for tho thieves; and in order to prevent tne latter from "peaching" on them the enptors agree that no efforts should be spared to save the robbers from going to the penitentiary. The fourth man or the captors, who favored the return of the money to the express company and passengers, after two at tempts at his assassination, revealed the facts to thn authorities, who, in consequence, have locked up both the robbers and three of their captors. Dispatches from Yorktown report that mul titudes are already gathering there to be pres ent at the celebration which opens next Wed nesday. At present there are sleeping accom modations In that place for barely 3000 per sons, though 100,000 Bre expected next week. However, as there will be abundant provisions to teed the multitude, the sleeping matter will be of small consequence if the weather is fair as it will cost little to erect enough tenU and booths for all. Then large numbers can be ac commodated on board the numerous vessels there will bo in the harbor. HOME MATTERS. Pernonm. Mac John L. MackbiUy Is In tlio city. Gilmav William Gilmvi, of Chicago, was In tli city this week. I.otk. Mr. L. Perkins has returned from his trip to New England. TitiMiii.B. Mrs. Washburn, of Tilnecton, k Urn Kiiest of Mr. and Mrs. C. I). Trimble. Simceh. Marseilles RnjUter: E. II. Spicer, E ( , started for Xubrai-kn, Wednesday last. Skikk. Billy SkIiI, J. K. Porter's missionary! returned from the h fairs of the west on SatuN dty. III. Mrs. J. P. Croson, who has been 111 for oHie time, is improving, and on the road to re covery. Ooi. -Dr. J. O. Harris Instructed tho La Sulle Odd Fellows In unwritten work on Wednesday evening Inst. Keeov. Thos. Reedy, of the Caton farm, near Joliet, w as In town this week. The farm's stock made a sueecs;ful show at the State Fair. (.'olwkll. Mrs. Carrie Colwell, who lias been ill for some time, Is Improving; but her sister V.i.-s Sarah, aillicted with typhoid pueuinouia, I in a very critical condition. Collins. Mr. John Collins, of South Ottawa, who was seriously Injured several weeks ngo by the kick of a horse, is able to be about. He will soon bu able to be ut his tailor-shop nguin. Smith. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. L. Smitb, of this city, bud the great misfortune to lose their son, Artie, who died on Sunday evening. Tho little fellow was a bright, beautiful boy and idoli.ed by bis parents. I)i:a.. He v. Fathf r Terry has be.-u assigned as parish iriei-t of St. Patrick's elitu t h, Chicago, tbe leading Catholic parish of the city. His predecessor, Father Conway, becomes near gen eral and ex-oflielo priest of the cathedral. J. I). II. We expect to publish next week an interesting letter by "J. D. II." on Deer Park. The writer some weeks ago spent a day there, and bus written a very interesting letter on the topography of thut part of La Salle couuty. Akizona. On Wednesday last, Messrs. N. Wimple, Sheridan, James Gregg and Will Good man, Freedom, and three other gentlemen of this county, whose names wo did not learn, left Ottawa i'iu tho Hock Island road for Arizona Ty. Poktf.u. J. E. Porter's hay tools took first premium ut the statu fuirs of Iowa uud Illinois and at St. Louis. The tools were shown at Co lumbus, Detroit, Jackson, Mich., and many other places where no other premiums wcro of. fered. Wherever premiums were offered they captured the first. Kennedy. Aurora Bnacon: "Tho tenth weJ. ding anniversary of Conductor Matt. Kennedy and wife was happily celebrated last Fridey ev ening by a large company of friends, who sur prised them at their residence on West Park Ave. To commemorate the event they were pro sented w ith an elegant easy chair and foot rest, lady's rocker and a tete-a-tete, all handsomely up hohitered in raw silk and velvet, W. Li. Hawkins, In his happiest mood, making the presentation in behalf of the visitors. A bouutiful snpper was spread by tho ladies of the party, and the evening was joyously spent." Kim hall. Chicago Tribune: "Mr. 0. II. Kim ball, for many years chb-f clerk in the general freight olllco of the Chicago, Kock Island & Pa cific railroad, has resigned to accept tbe position of traveling freight agent for tho Lake Shore & .Michigan Southern railroad. Mr. Kimball Is an able and eUlcient freight-man una tho Lake Shore may consider itself fortunate in having beeu uble to secure his services. Last Saturday Mr. Kimball was presented by hlsold associates on the Hock Island with a tine gold chain and locket, the latter propeHy inscribed, as a token of their regard and esteem." The business men of Ottawa will regret Mr. Kimball's resignation, for he was one of Ottawa's best friends in the Rock Island management and at ull times work. ed for Ottawa's interests. o have uot learned who is to bo his successor; we hope ho will bo as friendly as Mr. Kimball. Tho very best assortment of ladles' muslin underwear and ladies', nilBses' and children's woolAi underwear will bo found at Lynch's PlUCES ALWAYS SATISFACTORY TO rUKCUASKKS. Messrs. Dinneen & White, at tho scale office of tho Kock Island elevator, at the depot, in this elty, have been doing a very considerable busi. ness in hard and soft coal this fall. Their quail ty of hard coal, from the Pennsylvania "Dia. niond" mine is extra good as fine as the finest hard coal ever brought to Ottawa, aud much On er than D-lOths of that we usually get. They also havo the 3d vein (exclusively) La Salle coal one of tho best soft coals for household use we get. Their prices are always at the bottom, and they guarantee satisfaction every time. Call on them. See adver. on 5th page. Tho meeting of Chas. Green's juvenile class in singing was postponed from yesterday afternoon until Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock. The class will meet at tho Baptist Church. ASIX'SKMENTS. On Tuesday evening Denman Thompson gave his celebrated Impersonation of t wle. Jmhx Wltitcomb to a large audience. At this late day criticism of Denman Thompson as I'ttelt Josh is quite oui of place. The audience were quite en thusiastic and wers very much pleased with the entertainment. Halght Ganey's Novelty Co. give "Mul- doon's Pic-Nic" at the Opera House on next Wednesday evening, the 19th. "Muldoon's Pic- Nic" Is a very funny piece of broad Irish fun, and in the hands of good comedians very laughable. On next Friday evening the well know An. thony A Ellis "Uncle Tom's Cabin" party, with Miss Partington as Topvj, will occupy the Opera House. Tho company is one of the best now playing "Uncle Tom's Cabin" aud have been drawing largo houses during tho season thus far. The scenery is Rood ; and a pack of 10 genuine Siberian Blood Hounds, the largest of which when they arrived in New York weighed 230 lbs., the smallest 170 lbs. And a band of colored sin gers are among the special features Introduced. -At Joliet on Wednesday evening, in spite of a heavy rain, which set in at 7 o'clock, "standing room only" was hung out before the curtain rose, tho Xeirt says. Prices, 50c first floor; 35c gal lery; children, 25c, no extra charge for reserved seats. On nest Saturday evening Mclntire & Heath's Minstrels will be at the Opera House. They were here last season and gave an enjoyable entertainment. We have have not seen their list of talent, but are lud to believe from all account they are as good as, if not better, than they weru last year. In "Mssbeth," as played by Frank Mayo's com pany, Hecate Is represented as a young and beau. Uful woman Instead of an old hag. This Is an old Idea, but has not been used of late years. Clara Louise Kellogg gave a grand and suc cessful concert at the Globe Theatre, Boston,