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OTTAWA FREE TRADEL; SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1881.
HOME MATTERS. Personal. WILL HBCI1TI OH MONDAY. Mm. Hapeman, Mrs. E. J.Olllen, Miss Clura Klnir, with Mra. A. Lynch and daiitf litor, eiist kIuV. The UtiV.F. M.Uruicir, Rt-clor of Christ Cliurc li, will be at homo ou Monday, after 2 o'clock, to receive his gentlemen friend. Mra. Geo. V. Hull, Miaa Chandler, Ml" DavU, MUm Mau Blanchard and the MUsus McArthur, with Molliu O.mumi, went bldu. Mra. F. N. Hoaaack, Dee Moinea, Iowa; Mls Ida Strawn. MUa Orace Mayo, Mis Sue Richard son, with the Misses Portor, after one o'clock, ai tho residence or J. E. Porter, south bluff. Stout. Dr. John Mout, ot 1'eorla, was In ON tawa this week. Mc.-I). J. McOinnla apent Chrlatmas with hla friends in Ottawa. Dooi.ax. Miss Doolun, La Porto, Ind., Is thi; guest of Mlaa Amy (Jreeir. X-mas. Chrlntmas gifts: To John Morne, a boy; to Heury Holmes, a girl. Milleb. Mr. V. U. Miller, of Sheridan, has been very 111 for the past week. Fihiiek. MIks Flkher, Cold water, Mich., W the gui'St of Minn Katie Muu Smith. Mc Tho Misses McArthur, of Aurora, arc at Dr. McArthur'a, on the west aide. Catox. Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Caton spent Christ, mas in Joliet with Mr. Cuton'a people. Geo. Geo. Medill, now of D. lleeiiun it Co.' Streutor, wus in Kructinj; his Ottawa friends yea dy. Ann. Ed. Hull, Norman Hinsdale and Tom Lvnch are home from Ann Arbor for the holi days. Hekh. Herr John wanz'ir, just from "Katl tjrland." has taken a Dostioii in the Jtirvlil office. Biki. Kittie CrooVg, Morcle Eddy, Laura Gaylord, Lock port, are visitinir with Birdie Hapeman. Black. Mr. John S. Black and family, of Iowa, have this week been quests of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Forbes. Mather. Mr. and Mrs. Mather, ('hlcwro, apent Christmas with Mr. L. II. Fames and the Sherwood, in this city. Skiff. W. E. Skiff, one of J. E. Porter's trav ling men, hove into port yesterday from Iowa, to spend New Year's in Ottawa. Ci-auk. Miss Charlotte Clark, of Utica, was in the city Mils week. She has been reading lately with much pucccps In Indiana. Oilman. William Oilman, the genial painter. has been flourishing an decant L'old headed cane since Christmas from his employees. Nasii. Information comes that K'-v. and Mrs. r. B. Nash, now at Philadelphia, this week lost eheir younjjer boy, ajred one year, after a short Illness. Beck. Charles Buck with, late with Manley, Jordan fe Cowles, has j;one to Peoria, taking a position with Culter A Co., hardware wholesalers of that city. Cane. Circuit Clerk Taylor sports an elegant Old headed cane, "X-mas" from the clerks of the office, and one of the handsomest one can aee In many a day. Bkewkk. Yorkvllle Jitvoni: "Lawyer Brewer, of Ottawa, was in attendance ut our cmui'v ourt last week. He is a very pleasant i;entl man for a lawyer." Keddick. Tiuwsx Mrs. Auld and daughter and Mrs. I. N. Auld, of Vinton, Iowa, are visit ing Mr. and Mrs. Reddiek and other relatives Mrs. Auld and Mrs. Reddiek arc sisters. Puizkh. At the rink, on Thursday evening, Mis Annie Hatheway and Charley E. Hook cup tured the prizes for 'jest lady and gentleman katers. The prizes were a pair of skates. Voot. Ed. Vout, lute with Hull & liartels has taken a position in the dry oods Mure of Henry Brown, La Salle. Ed. is a tine young fellow, and will make Mr. Brown a valluable man. Cullen. Hon. Win. Cullen is home from Washington for the holiday recess. We are in debted to ti t in already for vitluuMe public doeu ruents the more welcome because they are In truth valuable. Texas. John Duns van and family, of Dayton, have moved to Denton, Texas, which will he their home for the future. Messrs. Jos. Barnes, of Rutland, and DeWitt B. Snow, of this city, also started this week for the same state. X-mas. They ate turkey in Ottawa on Christ mas: Will Kaufman, Fred Mattocks, Arthur Hobert, Ed. Miller, Capt. Rising, Tim Lucy Mr. Kenyon, private secretary of Mr. Lowell, eneral passenger agent of C. B. jfcQ. railroad. Dave. Streator '. J'.: "Tho boys at the com pany store reminded Mr. I). Batchellor that an other Christmas had rolled around, and Mr. Dyer, in behalf of the boys of the store, present ;d him with a handsome Masonic monotrrain. Another complete surprise." Wms. The event of tlio week at Joliet was the carriage of Miss Carrie Williams, whom many people in Ottawa will remember kindly, to Mr. Seward Dillnian, of Englewood, on Wednesday 'ast, atthu bride's parents' residence. Mr. and 11 rs. Dillman will reside in Enuluwood. Sam. Joliet AVmi: "Sain'l Diiionhoffer, of this clothing firm of J. Einint'er A Co., has been the lecipient of an eh gan' si.v-r wutr set by those in his employ. This is certainly a pleasant re nenibrancu Paul Deiss, Albert SUehle and Will Il8inger, the donors, entertain for their employ r. D is a worthy eompllmeut to Mr. bitten toffer." Chess. Our townsman B. F. Lincoln has ac iUired quite a "reeoiU" in chess circles of the Jountry by numerous contributions of problem t chew columns of the chief papers of the corni try; and on Christmus received a copy of Samuel Loyd's new work on Chess Strategy, or tho Con Struct ion ot Chess Problems, with the compli ments of the author. Ekhok. In making mention two weeks ago of ria assault on Jack McCormick, the names of the Corcoran Nys, living s miu distance northwest of tli is city, were civen as among bis assailants We are assured on the best authority that they hid nothing to do with the matt r; anl we take pleasure in making the correction. Oh a r. La Salli- Ikmncrat: "An act of our kind hearted town upervi...r, John Gray, which cer tainly deserves an honorable mention, was that of sendinir to 15 poor fnmilips in this city a tur. key rach, as a Christmas present. These poor persons tmve reason to be grateful to the benev. olert linoir. Charity is the greatest of a'.I vir tue Ihtuiiw it Is the life of tho rest." Waonfii. Iu the Army Bulletin, Chicago Tim fx, ! Monday last, we find the following: "B iIt-i-Moii of the prcsideut. Second Lieut. Arthur I. Wa.T.er, C:h infantry, is relieved from duti a' 'In Louisiana Slate I niversity and Me-! chamroi m d Agricultural colli gt. Baton Rou-c, ' La., ai .1 iletailri) s professor of m:!:tarj science and i ut the Fa.t Florida .eini"ary, nIn-.-s-Till.- ' New Year' tarjs. A t.-ti'i-rof handsome styles of New Tear's Caif- f-n.an A ITapeaian's. CulJ cariy. Thn Telrpho. DIUGE roii Till TEAR. Orphan hours, the .war l d ud, Cuiiiu and sigh, come ami weept Merry hours, miiIic- Instead. For the year Is but usleei. 8i e, It smiles as It Is sleepiiiir, Moikiug your iMtlim-ly weeping. As an eartl.iiiat,e riicKs a cor e In it- colli., in ' be elny, So Wlille Wint. r. Hint i. u h nurse, locks the (tea h. ' 1 -Mr to day; Solem hoois! w.i't i.loud For your uiutlier in I.e. shroud. As the wild it i r st rs mid sway The lice aw imu rwlli- of a child, So Hie breath of llic-e t u te (i.is li.n ks Ihi c;n : enlui and mild, rremliling I ours, will hi Iso Willi new loe within her i yes. January t'rey I here, Like a sexton b tier rave: Fi In u.iry In ur 1 h ' r, Miireh wnh g leT do ii bow l and rave, And Apiil weeps but, l) hours, Follow with Mav's fairest 11 out. SMliy. TUB NEW YEA It. Hark, the cock crows, and you bright star Tells IH, the day hli!ieU' imI f.H ; And see wUere, OieaklllJ fi. in ill- iiUht, lie. t'ld-i the rtesieni lilda i ll llihl. With him oid .JaiiiM dolh appear, Peeping into I lie liltnie eai, Willi Mich a iuk us seems to sat, The prospect is not good that .iy. Tims do we ri.se ill sigh's lo see, And 'gainst o.iiselve- u pioi.sy; When I In: prn,ietic f.-ar of Itl ! ii A niori! tonufiniiig mischief tilings, .'Hole, full id mi iI Ioi iiieiauu L'.ul Thau direst nii.-ebiels cull lie fa I. Bi.lstat! bin s ay! mvlhl ik my sight. Better ii.lorui'd b clear, i I glil, Discerns Si ii io loss in that "low, That all eon ' i aeied seeiu'd ''U' now. His revein'd face niitv show (lita-te, Andfrowu upon liie ills ai e pi'st ; But Hint winch this .iv lo ik- i' 'ear, ftiid smiles ii on t :n- New ln.rn Year. He look- loo ir. mi a so Inch, The Yea' bes open lo his ec; And all the nimuc m open are To die exact discoveier. Yet more and mo.e be piiiIIcb upon The happv revolution. Why should wc Uieu suspect or fear The influences of a Nea". So smiles upon u- the Hi st morn, And spi uks us good so soon as born; l'lauiie ou'l! Hie lasi was ill eu -ugn, Tins cannot but iu..ke better piool; Or, at I lie wor-t. ns we brush'd through The last, why so we nia this t o; And I lieu the next in reason shou'd Be mporcxivlieuilv to. d; For the worst ills (w dail Have no more pcipeluily Than the best f irijoieb ttnit do fall; Which also hriiig ns wh-iewilhal Longer their beinatosiipporl, Thau those do of the n'her -oi l ; And who has one L'0"d ear in three, And yet repines a' dev.lnt, Apii-'iirs uiit:r.iti till in tin- case. And merits not l''c good I e has. Then let. UK welcome the N-w worht With lusly In i inn. i- or Ihe i" st; Mirtli til wins sboii (I li i.nl Korlinio meet, And renders e'en Oisiis er - eel ; And though Ihe i'rinc' ss turn I'eMiack, Let us but line ooisi lv s ith sack, We better sh ill lv far hold nit. Till the next Year she. face annul. 1,'hn tAima. The Earlville fonk cuiins to u-, the home part printed ou new U pe, ckht payc-a. The htultr Is a verj uood coiinlrj p iper and is cvi detitly grow.liin into favor in the noi ill eudof the county. The Peruvians n ie still sweaiiig mad at the Rock Island nwd. Ui.-j have made the company cut down their r ite i f spi cl, and are now about to try some sort of mi experiment to get trains t ) stop there u wet! us at La Salle, or tho depot ou the division line. Here is SMea'or's latest 8 o rimed by the Fw rrtm: "There is t-i'l, an 1 nl e i'y some schemes liiive been devi.-ed by hoine capitalists for fur nishing water, iul t ai d bent for the city. It 1s proposed, we believe, to pip In water works, of the stand pipe and puinpitii.' t-ystrm, conduct two sets of mains nloiit: tin- principal streets.one to be used for water unit the other for Conveying I steam. Finally, when the elec trie li"ht is Droved . a success, it. will also tie funiishid w ith the same motive power. The sell, ine is to get very pow ciful engines fur pumping, the escaped steam from which will In- almost snlllcieiit to heatnear- I y every public bni ding in t be city, to use the j count v roduced in 1S70 nenrK one th ru or the engines for pumping t all Imui s except when I coal luiued in I he entire state. It bad long been i- i. . i 1 1 ... i. ...... i,. ... r..r ,.i...fri. I Hie scene of periodical s.nkea and lo.kouis, ami lights are ren nil, then to u-e tiu ni lor electric ., , , ' j , , . ,- , . . ,, ,. ' , - ' its coal. pool aim black list a e to a y the iiiorl lights. A surplus of water lor all purposes Lav- torinidable of any in thestate; and io s eine a ing been provided be fore the hours when lights proper en force men t of the milium 1 iw. it will be are necessary. A com pi to svstem for lighting, ! 8S ,r to l'1"' 'll0 ollu,,!' 1"!:,k.i'"-' tllB n"lJt'c . ' , ' . .,7 lion independent of any local Inflnene. s. p.o Ue- heating and watering 'he town can thus be pio. vided at a comparatively moderate expense, while the investment would undoubtedly be prof itable ... . . . . . Water worKS are necessary In the near future, and the other two features can be con uccted with them at a light additional cost." The Chicago Triluuc of Tuesday of last week states that the stockholders of the Indiana, Illi- nois and Iowa railroad held a meeting Monday at the office of the company, N'o. 110 Dearborn st., Chicago. It was decided to consolidate the in. terest In the three states, securing a general charter to supersede the Individual corporations Previous to 18711, P5 miles In Indiana and 40 miles in Illinois had been graded, and it is expected to have laid before January 165 miles of steel rails between Momence arid Streator. The road will cross the Illinois river at Henry, 130 miles from Chicago, and will run cast, striking the Pan- Handle at North Jsdsou, Ind., 130 miles from llcnry, and connniiinir siriKe ttio t ittsourir Fort Wayne "0 mile further cast. The road is intended as a cut rff from Chicago on through , . ,. . - .. . , T. i, ireiK.ii, irausierioiK .rmi. i... ionium v.t.,., ,, l.ie Durungron, me ahoii iinu uie lock isianu ; tuu provisions ol the U. In all the other eoun lo the eastern trunk lines without coming within 'ties the cry comes from both miner and insp.-c- 100 miles of Chicago a movement which seems to be a direct blow at Chicago interests. Thedl rectors will hold a meeting shortly to complete the consolidation and elect permanent officers. Now that all reports are in, we see that besides the Fhek Tkadkk there are but two papers in this county the La Salle Iumncrat and the Peru Herald that "took a drop" on the dead j in conclusion, drwn irom the answers tocnctni beat scheme of the tioard of Supervisor to iret'ries made in all purls of the state: their proceeding published at the expense, of the publishers. To say that these proceed ine?. published four weeks after the K lard adjourns, are news is nonsense since the ritEE Tkaptr published the whole thini; unofficially, it it Is true, the Saturday following the adjournment on Thursday, awl alwjs r.. and, in spite of the lyinij sneer of the Streator Vrrr Prs to the contrary, for nothing and ah ways has. The publication of the oliiclal pro- ceedin's I aJvrtiinf, and is so considered every where where supervisors are disposed Xr- treat newspapers decently. Ai.d the Fatr: Tiivdeu wants it dUtlnctly understood that it puMishr news as new, and advertising a ndvcrfi-!nir; that It doesn't projoe to give the Board of sn-; pervisors or any man advertising f pace for which b;iins men who patronize us resularly pay fair p-ices and for which ILcy always eipect to pay. To do otherwise would be an unfair d scrioiina tlon which tho Fhec Tkai-eu will not make for (anybody. It may Im; well enough to publish the procci dings broadcast in the county papers. It Is dnUB it should be paid f ir. The t'uft I I merest, T,, u- , i, , n.. ...... r Tho first Biennial Rei-ort of the Bureau of Labor Stat'tics of Il'lnois has teen received I min thu Secretary of Suite. The report of the Hunan is quite full, nink .ig an Smo. book of one 40 pages. As La Salle county is at least In--.cct'tid nl producing county in the state, ( he nl Since of n ports for ISM) from some coun ties making t e rank ludHin'".) tiie report of the Iiichii in to "Coal-M nlnjj Industry" will prove iu n siing. Wet eoe make tho fol- n.wiug extracts oiu the report: The coal prodnc. o liooois has made rapid I'fiitiiTs d"rlng ti e past two decades. Accord inn to ihe retiiiiis of the I'uited States Census lureiiu. iliere ws m ind in I silt), in this state. .ViS.-tun lona. lit ISO the product was a,tW4, 103 tons, wtnle the san.u authority estimates the product of IHS,lut ab nit ti OOD.OOt) Ions. The fob lo ing lal.le shows the production of tho differ nt counties in the slate iu which coal is luinid 'or 1H70, uei'oiuing to t in- o Usui return for that year. The column for I) i coin; ilo.l from the reports of Mine Inspectors tj the Governor. These I. ittcr returns arc not., in many Instance-, ii'liab'e, for the r 'ason that the Inspectors are lis.'itilid, oy the operations of tho mining law, 'mm collecting full and detailed statistics. Iu the leading counties, however, the figures given are correct, and show the growth of production com mensurate with th" development of dependent industries: COAI. i'UOPI CT l.S ILLINOIS IN' TONS. CViUHlic. Hun ui i.lirisllnn Union Kiiltnn ( iltiit'ii it ranily Henry .1 leksuii Jersey Kimx I.iisiile MviiimIuh . . . I., it-mi b P.iii'.ii.'Ii . McLeim M iciiiii'hi .... Maillsuii M.usli ill Mellaril Mercer Montgomery. I'eo' i;i I'er.y itiinini1ili .... U-ie'c Is'uml.. .saniMinnll ... eliuyliT seoit Shelby star si. i lair T II Verinlliun ... Warren Will Willhinismi .. Wnuiiruril .... Total ls.70. :i.',.U9 Ml tl.nill ll.l'lli) M.S7J fii.:n ll K.I) '.'.i.'.':t !);.,.,.,.ri i;;W.i 4;i,:;iai K.IHI Bil.'l.VI ;Vi l 0 t.OOll ln.a-.i i.'. oi t:,.:ilii 1 1.041 1S.HIHI I..KO 1 II I. HO ll.KW u..l'l l. '.HO s.'im V.'Tit) 5.101 1 1.V.I iKs.slU r.3"i 11 li.fi lo u.r.ii 'ris.iKi i.i'iii 4.0U0 l-0. W,0vU 40,lV0 s.r.4 MM H7I5 iss,7s; 3. in-: S7.474 1''h!4S7 6ii.;isii r.ll 11)1 ;ut.,.il 4i.:t.9H'. j:i7.nor, is,;4'J (. i'i tW.onu .2.fi.),ir,3 S.'Ja7,77fi A'ole. 17 cuuailes make uu ri jiorl fur 179 or 1SS0, In l.a Salle county there were on Jan. 15, 1SS0, the date of the last report of ihe mine Inspector, 5(1 mines with a capital of ft, '350,000, and em ploying KITS men. Wc, think 1SS0 will show t large Increase of the industry. Coal is mined iu Streator, La Sa le, Pi hi, OglcBhy, Seneca, Mar seilles, Dimiulek tp., Ottawa, Lowell, Deer Park The inspector says one third of this county con tains what is known as third vein coal, and one sixth of the coiiniy what is known as second vein, in lirioni, county in IS7'J there were If companies mid operators, lliu majority ot w liotu are winking near Munis. In the county there are rcporn d lo t e. 1251".' acres of workable coal lauds, of wliu h 1IJ5 have been worked out. There is one v n, hree n et linck, found at 20, 30, 40, 50, (W, H), lu."i and 117 feet from the 6urface, worki d by shafts, employing 5'J'J men, producing 155,liOJ Ions. louclniig the epeiatioii of the mining law, the Uuteuu ray : That portion of the law governing tho inspec tion of the unties has failed to be of henellt to the operatives, owing to ihe appointment of in spiciois and the pn-vi.-iou fur their payment hiving teen I. It in I lie bnndi of the counties. Under tips system tiro time allowed to be used by tho inspicu.is in peilorniing the duties re quired of them is cut down to tho shortest time which w'll suffice to go over the mines once a year, and the pay is tlxed at but little more thun a miner coii.d make, while at work in a mine. As a rule the hi.-pcc tois appointed are practical miners, and in many localities an impariial per. foruiance of their duties and the enforcement ol Ihe 'iiining law would debar the inspectors Irom obtaining work at their trade during tho balance of the time they were iiiiemyloyed in the duties of their ollice. I he greatest amount of time nl 1 pccior in ine siaiu w men oas come under our no' tee was ttiat allowed Hie in-picloi of mines in t. Clair county iu 1ST'.), which was ninety dav. There we e i heu Sj mines iu op eration in that, county, and ills easy to see ho lit' le could be properly done toward enf .reins: .the law tv the in.-i.i Mnr iu that time. St. i lair ulai ly Ihosu w hieli pi ice the otllcer nppoiuted to do u swnru duly at tlie mercy ol It e .peraiots of iiiiues f ir tin-greater portion of tne jear. Ihe - iiuiy riiKiu u ill,;, UUH wnn.lt wi i 11 n I lis IS lo j ,ct lw mM cmJIlllL.3 ,)f ta , ,.,, r..uo.l.. ...... I....I ..i.i..h nuintier of distneUi in will require the entire time of tho insp -ciors, place their appointment in the bunds of siuue deparlmeul ol the state best ti'ted to care for this industiy, ai d pay for the cost of the Inspection from a fund tu be rais ed by placing such tax on tin; product of the mines aa will uiise the amount necessary. Then; could be no more o! jcc;ion raised to this method than has been iiiisid against the system of gram inspection enforced iu the state, and which has been so generally satisfactory. Until some such system is adopted in place of the present "county hoard" method, no saticfa lory results can be obtained The coin plaint In regard to the failure of the inspectors comes from pearly every county in the slate. There are two or three notable exceptions, namely: Sangamon, La Salle and perhaps one or t wo others, lint even here Ihe pel o iiinnee of their duty bv tho inspectors is traceable to co-i ditions of Independence which nine mil era out of ten are not tilcssed with, in the first named .coun,y tllu ,pi.t.tor Is a siocfc holder in a co operative iniuiui; company; and. in the si cond ! .county, there is :i mo-e jjencraf system of L'ood 1 nianaireinent in the working of mines by the op. t vlMi:l WatU tin-in to espect and carry out tors alike for a ciniiikre In the svteui in three- liflhs of the returns made to this Duresii by op erative- In mines ttiesi- complaints Lave tieen made. The provisions of tin- lw, so f ir a they re late to the muimeuielit of mines, are conipre hennye enough to meet the wanta of ant -i c'ioii or the state; all tha' is needed Is an effective. method of enforccoietit. As to the social condition of the coal miners! generally throuhouL the state, thu Ibireau cdferl The inipi'.rer into the manner of life and ll.el earninir ol the coal mine employe of the stole cannot but be struck wilh the comparative pov erty of comfort which prevails In ali mininir cen ters m.d minii2 towns. This condition i trace atile to manv cause, and the remedy min t need be slow iu operation, and will tike at leasts Kent-ration of time and the inort progressive and ennoM'rur Influence to efli-ct a vitv matkirt change. There has been a treat deal of bad Mro-d developed in dillerei.t waya Ly tx.th operator snil their i tnploye. and tin- pr sent aspect of f. lairs seems m warrant ine opinion dial lint lirtie can be hoped for in the near futu.ie in the way ,f any peaceable 'i tti' mi rt i f in- qiieMinr. ; in thi it.dntrv. Whatever trnrr niv n'sl It !' but an "armed truce," and is likelv to be broken ! ut the first ol port'intty ty fill er ;irty to the nnestioti. Ibi'li id have tri-a.nr.d m real or fancied ronL's, and lose no opporttn Uy to retsli ate and wrenK enseal. ee on ti t- other, hi tun- b! th.it ir rit-c nf ?.i b.rf..t i-.intr" i.nn.: i,. ir. ;j,c ta?.; it tt ln.poi h- f..r"miri. r.; Lo bad Im'i H ptgi-rJ on t i.t ' tilni k list to jro in and gi'i aa outs.idt! to I uitn i tor tp-Tt.-!vf mirkpt for tt nr.rftllrt Pi-rhapa no hod, of nur laborer. tkvn .-a'TIIE LATEST NOVELTIES ',N mholo, have m&Av ai little J roross from tteir o,n.nHtpeicM,.-i of "oet hw- H If condition of mere wageworkers as the miners of the state, and It is a question wtlch concerns the whole state, as well as the employers of these meu and the people who live in their immediate communities, whether this condition cannot be i . m i ..... r. . . Tv. . . . i i mucn luiuroveu in iue uear miure. iiiu uiojun- , , ,.'..... Iinnl.,1.,i(ir. i. of UwWn hlrth or parentage, and, as a rule, tho sons of miners follow the employment of lueir lathers, i tie ac tual facilities which the great majority of our minim; communities offer are not of the best grade, ow ing to the low state of general intelli gence of the mass, and a lack of knowledge bow to dcvelope schools which are of the better class on the parts of the parents themselves, and the disinclination on the part of property own ers to pay a higher rate of taxes than is absolutely necessary to go through the form of complying with the school law. There is a general desire on the part of the larger por tion to give their children a better education than they possessed, and a corresponding effort on the part of that portion to deprive themselves of many bodily comforts that their children's minds may be disciplined, trained and educated for the hitrhcr spheres of life; but the conditions under which they have been horn and bred, the manner in which they cam their existence, the habits and luck of economic traluing to which they have all their lives been accustomed, dwarf and cripple their efforts to accomplish any very rapid progress upward to other spheres of life and action. These facts are worthy of thu Intel ligent, considerate attention of all who have any interest In the progressive development of our state, and wherever it can bo done legislation should be shaped so us to remedy these evils. A rlirld enforcement of that provision of our min. Ing law which prevents the employment of chll. dren In mines, totrckher with a compulsory edu eatioH law, would have a most beneficent effect, although it would take time to realize its influ ence and effects. Added to these, tho co opera tion of cmplovers in the matter of the establish ment of libraries, co-operative enterprises, the dolntr awuv with drunkenness and the abuse of lbpior, anil the cencratiou of a more healthful spirit of "live and let live" on both sides would soon produce a marked change) in the lives and homes of this crowing body of our people. The coal mining industry is rapidlv becoming a very important one in the state; it has developed from a product of about elirht hundred thousand tons in ISM, to over six millions In 1SH0, and its in crease will be nearly double in the next ten vcars. Tt behooves ns, then, to study this ques tion with seriousness, and build our industrial foundations so deep and st'oni: that we shall see Mi repetition of the scenes of 1S77 in our mining communities. "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound ot cure" in Industrial as well as in physical disease. This Is a question which Is one of the most mooted of any which lias come before us. Uur ing tho fall and w inter seasons a good workman can earn. In Mm inojur'py of mires of the state, from ?!"i) to $!H) per month. Tho average earn, ings, however, will hardly exceed $400 thn year round; and, taken one year with another, will "ot average that amount for the past ten years. 1 he prices paid per ton for mining varv with dif ferent localities from KS cents to $1 per ton. The output during the summer months Is small, and, excepting In manufacturing districts, or where m '.tie owners have contracts for supplying rail ronds with coal, the product falls off on an aver aee about thn c-flfths. There is a general disin clination on the rarl of the operators to furnish information on fiese questions, and in the ab sppce of any nuM'oritv to compel the return of information, relli b'e statistics cannot be furnish cd, but what have been prepared are tho result of careful and impartial study, and a desiro to treat the question as it deserves. fliartifo. On the ISth of Deeeinher lSt, tir.I. W. Wood, Rmi.. at the rnnlili'n 'e nf Mr. Samuel (t intniis. tn Vermllltiinvll v. Mr J. SiHKKT mill Miss MAItV filUSNKIt, biilti of Deer Park. At tliprtirtiin Ibinw, Ttinriliiv. Dpi1. OStli. by Key. K C ArnolS, Mr. itHAUl.KS POLL anil Mfsa CLAK.V O'NKIU both of Slrenlnr. (in Pre. 21. a son of Mr. ami Mrs. Columbus Mi'Cube, of uptniil dlHcase; Hireil 0 yeiirs. Tlie tail was lateen with an attack of maisrlal lever, trrtiib n ittng In the dread spinal dlscnw. wliicli produced death after a week's illness. Ihi was a hnaht, tntelllKcnt lad anil his lrii li is nuMt keenly felt tiy lliu hereavnl parents. Nfia 2Vnbertseinrnt0. Farm for Sale. Tin' uti'Jr'JiHMl (ifTi'rs hU f irni f ir t:U votttnp HO ft. Tfn, In S.. ii' fi M r 4 wit. 2 in lr-mi the rtmrt hinmt'. rii xf y arm, am liniru 1. u ith t!nt( h'i'ic, burn imd orrli.trd, uml four HiirtriKrt in the :iftiirt;. Kliiuin' tin tin pri'inlHrn, or uldri-h JACOM OI.I VKU. pec. 31, imi.4w (Xtiiwu, Ills. Soutli Ottawa Taxes. Tilt unrtrr-lu'nf'i. Tiw ColIiM-tor fur tttn Town tif South Oltau-:t. iiotltle- the tux puyt-rft nf tnM town rim! hi Uaa rv rvixt-A iitu I'uoi- 0 fnmt tin rtitintv t'lfrk. ml tint rhi ikri ftr I 41 tut' nuff ii"'. Ih in iy nt nil HiiirH. when tint out nl 'rctiiiiT. In I'Hiti'l ut tin- ulil ti'll tuiii1', t tin noti'li md of t!i Illino h liiviT Hrl.U' 1IKNKV V. MoOliK. Dri'dufoiT 31. ll.-'iH P. I), CRIMMINS, AUnmril ill ..lii imnaIj sk'I"i i,I';,m : :"r notic -K- 1 TATK OF .tnllN (I CosM.K. IKCRsKr, N'oltrclll tierctiy irlvrn to ill porsnii" Inii-rcstfil in .mat MaTi, ttnii thr nutters, Kin'il. A'lniliiistriiior of tlie emale of nalit jolin . l uiinor. ili-ei iistsi. wilt rippcir before Ihe i:.iariTv I'onrT ol Ihe rounty of l.a Hiille uml suite of lllinoln. ut tlir I'minty I'unrt Hooin in ottiiwii. In hiiIO county. oi -otiHriy. the lirh day of r'l't.nittry A. li. IsS'J. lor the piirsseof reri'tiTlnie till aeeoiuit of tin pris-.'lliii In Hie leliininstriilloii of mini ignite for the niirtl (M'ftlriiii'nt. Dated ul (itsu. tliis 'Jtli i!n of FWimrY Issi Mil II KI. ( l. l.TIS, Attkst: P. W. S i in ks:. Koi ii. AiliiitiimtrHtnr. C eric Coiibty Court I s.iiu I'd . 111. ilrr.n Jw Ottawa Fair Grounds FOR SALE. Thr f.mi pr'y Vnnn n n th V itr riroit nl, st i!tna. Illi nois, will o- 'l T pun le M'e. at thF souOl door of the lo4iott1c in oo w i on Tim s I iy. Itif r.'oi itiy of .1 ,nii ,rv isw, hi ll oen r k a . M . ni wii in- orrery. i in two pun-el, titilt: T'e ' -t twenty -ve ii-r.-M an on.' let ; Hint th. forty nri'i S'-'m lens., i-onr.iiinrir sit -hi- tiiiiiillns mnl iirt.-. ' ninn :!. .is one lor. Ictus .itcl eotiiluloiisof sdie ml! tc ueeJl .w' HY nliUKIs of (ommittkk. . . - FOR SALE. 100 Arros. Kurrlf Township. ,.,i;.r, tfr:,n,r); i.-v i,.-.i: .t.,u rn.rih-. nhhui boiisf : smo'.'! le.ii-c MILKMAN I.Kf.AMi lie. -i If Alulrm t ufflcf. S. W. DUDGEON WIDIII. IMI, I.M.. Beal Estate Broker. Tax p:il. iMin ri e"tit. A nit r-nen,t n-nl tt .nl nes trur c.M'ttil. I l.vs Mrrwi rine l.irti.n r.l htisint-s toillftlfis f.r sti- ir tr-cV on cr1!.-!!! trinii In flooiliiinil ....I vOMt't, 1. fi U ...l.rl I. ....... I....I. ... fc r. : enni- for ml ruii- in N'ton. m titmi ami .ln.- .c.i:r.!:i. Hi.' i! JOHN GROSS, BOOK BINDER, lilauk Book ami Paper ox Uanatactnrsr, Otf.ce, 20 aad 2! La Sal e Ptreet rti d tnt.y it-tlnd paMesn or Ji Taf'MiTOiiTmW'iWlnii-iiJ aeto llDbmfsrmrnts. Wa have a few Odd Sized THRESHER TRUCKS, Just tho thing: for Farm Use, which m s- a . a J r m a s4 s3 inacf we oner jseioiv ium, hiupjjou upon receipt of price. H. A. Pins SONS MANF'G Kcuj aobcrtii3Cn'futs. COAL. Dinneen & White, WtioUwiile uml retail ilealcm In Nut, Ranee b. HARD COALS, Egg ANI Third Vein Soft Coal Eiclusiyely, AT LOWEST PRICE. Office anil Seilles Willi Thnyer. Hiitteni A Co.. near Kock IsiIhiiU llrpoi. TELEPHONE, No. 55. IV Coal deltvereil lo all pan of the city. ocll5 "TAWFORTSflLE. One of the finest and most desira ble farms In La Salle ('n.; 1 lie Clark Farm. VA miles south of Ottawa. Apply to M. I). CLAKK, or L. N. ll'l riiLMMI I V tin II AI Ii l .11 .1 n . I AM CLOSING OUT MY KNTIHK STOCK OK FURNITURE, Conntntlng of Parlor Pintn. Ileilrootn Stilts. Csiiter Itoekura. Camp Chatrii. Nedateiul. Mutiresseii, ami n ueiieml im aortuuntul Coiiniiuii unit Fine f urinlure anil HOLIDAY GOODS Vow Is your ctmnrr ti) neeure llitriiniiiM, n 1 tmve irreatl)' reduced my price In order lo cluse out my liusl iicm. Vuum renieetfully. Bee. 3, IH8I. CJKO. V. KITCill. The Uest is Ihe Cheapest. get the; LOGEV GOAL. SOLI) ONLY II V JOHN T. BURKE. Aa Cheap as the Cheapest for Same Quality. Order hy THi-phone 1 1:. ittlei" north of ('oltiintiiis st. bridge. N. K. enr. ) Nniv iters lit Wl't Mi'Mullin's. Hen nett A Ittftle', CIihh. lloxle's store, und Koi'tissA I.orrliniVs lrua Htori . or Ht my residence, corner of Jncksoii uml l'liit Htmels. Wert Ottawa. Nov. M. lsl.-:lmo .IOUN 'P. 111'ltlvK. NEW PUKL1CATI0XS. STANDARD BOOKS AT LOW PRICES. Wf liiive tiwt opened a Inrre stock of new edltiomi of Standard Woras, to whirh we Invite public attention. Then buck nrt all 111 yttir'tntutuiu, bituml Iti the btl manner, inclnlh ertrtt, blink and goM, Ml'A ft'itit bundt and 'ilk murker: Wo OlTor at 70 Cents, ItiililniMiti CriuiiH-. Arabian SlKtit. bwU. Kainlly ltohliiHnn. Scottish c:tdcf Tliiiddeuii of Warwiw. Children of Hie Abbey. Dull t;nU'i!e. Vicar ol Wiikelieid, and I-aul ami Viririiila J'llnrlm' I'rourewi. (lulliver'a Travel., llaron .Muiietiatiseii. (ill Ill.is. Willy l illy. IX-kharf. I.lfeof Napoleon Honapartp. fjtst Pay. of rottiiril. Ilickena' Ctind'. ilisiory of Kimliinil, lare type. Ail of M.'iyne Held'. Works. .Vji.ip. Katde.. with inure ttiin ) I'lustrntloi!. Alt nf the Warerly Surelt at 'Or per ml. Allqf IiU-kmi' Work ut Id-- per rut. tlibbon'n Home ttt till.' per rnl. Hum. A'irliin'f iti 6ii- n.-r rol. M m nuiay'i A 'n.'.in I ul per r.'. prtrfti th.il havi nrvrr Iwn nju i!' l TM U th mot complete line rtf cV'i) iookt tJftred in thin i ounty Alti rtfii Hmi.. in .ihu.Imiiih' ti.inllm"-". SVw itt-t- k if tiib it In a'A ivn i w 'It rir.i of pni-- .Vn. It La S.itlf titrt rfmnnhtrin the only Jlnt r;(M titnk Utr in til Vi.'.V county. Ali invifit t'i vx iiiuiit1 ttk in tin rnu'ity . ur -t.x k :in;l foinprc it :rh any OSMAN H A I'KM A X. MONEY TO L0M7 n ti fO tf t1 i' lib; I iu ti.i lot ; Vh M'i.i -h it int.. y t'i iT , at au Diiu- ri mi t fi r 1 u-iil in i t dr3- lin. Ll- VI W KOOD i l ,n, in. For Sale or Exchange. FnU3 I V 4. I i in It' i. !'.i. (;.!.( tlf'a 'hrrt 1 1 l i '. ir I ' rtr ;vtr i n '..'f -i ti'N- A ' XI'.! AN. t ri l,ut .' I f .in i M .i'lw.n aim . tiiU i. ii.. ar n . Kclir ' cf fissignmenf. I-. , i i . 0 I L 1 ii. i.-. ' i i I I" t , W ,1 l!r:i; ) .! m- ; ..' -l ,i l..rf'i.' of I III,- .. II .4. ! s. I II-1- .l -r .:s I .j ' H..I. A B.rn ti-- itif 'jr.ilt rict-rl 11 i.frr Is 1.1' vrli S- . V VVL.i! r. tsst. .V-.s::i,-t". Ill- . ..t. .iH.fMi'.j le, bl' ivk:a SUPERIOR COAL THIMBLE SKEIH fARM TRUCK Only S25 CASH. m ouj auvuv CO., Marseills, La Salle Co., Ills. i .nlSi-rio tiilltSuV nrcentil: SOtllir.- .rstlil IHttllufur' ( i. f.-ur ver luiiuihiiiiie roiiuil curii.-i, ruseHMl csc ihrt-a uiiliuiiia. ll.-mt)' maU'lileM iruu fraiu . i"o . IniI, eor-jr, linxefl. S jy j.To to s-lr.." culil'i'ltm- p lee. JSSSCIO to i 1 ,( Ct ; mlisliietii.il KU' "II" -' "f IU"l'f refiiiulert liftiTime veHrNusc; uifli't iiMiiii...ro s, S I ' "5 toiSUUii; i-aiS'tiicue price.. STilni l i ;m.n ilnl .liin.ifurie"l I lit- universe, tt- tli .n-iouls i. -tir ; write fn- tniiin ninth ltsf of ict:iii .iH ; He-1 i s i m In, i onr lis eatlicilrni, ehuri Ii. ifi:iiel, pirlnr. uiwjnt ; visln.ra el"iinie; free earriap- line' ir.ili.; i .;snut -i eitnl v i iimlldiiv i-iiitii.ti) bee A'tilre ..- ii'l u.-.m DAN'll-.l. P. HKATI V, Wniilau'n, Ne -lerw-y. YOUXii MKNK! uu ilil leiru rclerfr ihllT f. i i r tii.iht.il. n. I he cc. iAia nl a .ItUiUlon, aililres Vntitllllle r-r.. -lune-Mlle, Is. $777 A VKAl: Hllil eX"-li-.cs Ui KrfVlll.. rltlltll V rci .fcil.li'csi. I'. II. Vb l KISV. Vll-'ivstn. tine. pamphlet:;1 lur mlierilscrs. too paten (H.lltl. N . Y . i: now i-.i , ,1s conuiletc a stoe'e of Dtu Gxtl.i, .yotions, Hosiery, J!its and Slmcst as mere is in itiairn. Jhrritliln in Dress Goads dcsini- ble and eheap. Mens hip J'oofs, ire hare the Lest. We. defn competition. $ i.50. Oar '. tt. Cass Women's, Misses find Children's Shoes can't be beat; and wc invite inspection. Remember ice sell more (groceries Hi an ami store in Ottawa. Best evi dence that ire sell cheap. .Vy snide dood.s; a' I reliable. MAHER BFOS. If von wish to CARDEXING KrovvVonctablcs for V Sale, read 1 ron profit. If yoti wish to be-1 . '. PRACTICAL wuiui: u ,uiuoii:il.lui I- lor ut, read lfvoowtcti tr, flur. ) FLORICULTURE den for Amusement CARDENING or for Home Use (FOR PLEAGUrvE. onlv. rearl ' au by PEtrn nrnrnrT:so-;. Trice (1.50 each, postpaid by mail. Our Combined Catalogue of mm mm For lfW?, rnt free on an lirat'on. PETER HENDCRGON&CO. 35 Cortlandt 61, Now Vor!:. Delivered in all parts of the city FREE OF CHARG-E ALSO OKALKKS IN LE ORDERS BENT THROUGH Telephone 65, ( H A YOU yoiW '. S Or' ( .) Ottawa, 'irtotier .19, IssV-'Imo. CHASE FOWLiK, Mil If in r'Aiiricirv. IM'll M-ICSAI.K t K I. A I I -STATM 1 I'uklc'iMtn e t. hiTi-hy itm-n. Mm! hv virttjc nuA !n pur hU.l'Tf i 'UU V. Ih rli" ritr..f Ililt ttw. hmi' nt th tf(nhr trni i.f. .'. I Nil, tn h L't-rf n t:iti?f tfuTfin t'Uilt!: on Ih i.tnrrr iflf ;iH-rr.r, uiTein .Mi!! it-i-u. v.ry Ann lite ai. J hitj'ih lftii. t r l.twhaii'l. I.nrin 1- , :it)n, Al- KM'tci Ciiiniii W irili, l;itii'l k!.miii. Anl '.V .rth. I.M'ii l nu't'-, U-"Tli4 . mui I4n Hyri.ii 1 r vli'i-. iv HlnU'tTi rynf. iI:t SIjiuN v I'hjiw, I'l'iif A;t'-ii l'.int, Aiirt! A. K-m1ll, lin-n !I:4!iiiJl, Sfiiii- C-.int-' mi't W-ti K;hi1:i!I. Ti'inur. who cue Ni' AriiA- Uiiaon, ti-i-ip in 1 1 iTund, rro romplAin umN. hi: 1 I'll 1 Kiii'Ul! w m il'-tVthlrtnt. tho uri-Vr- va- tl. M'Ht- r in Lhntirt-rr. wu!. nn 1 wta. lh Ifkb tit iv "f .Itiiiu rv, i. ihvJ. roiumt'nina: t ttio hour of .iu (.' l!l i lit' nrrrii'Min l mhmi nt wii ni juiiiii- ru hi" t fUv hlhtl lib! !rr nil lt fti!h ll.H hM.rihtMl , prt-ii! . t'l ((! luli.iwuik; it'-ntwM rial rt.ttf, vi. I Ttt- .. t l;:i;f uf tlif wmrh'-t .('.-urtrr of wrtinn until- U"T Thrif. in t'i-ii,'np nuin'-T thirty. twi n.-rrti. In ranwe ti i : t ? - (Hr, o-i-r f th- t!ir't rTih'-l;'.) lTi0tiin: mid lo , tni .it rt-t nf Ui.it flMln-':i.-t mi'W ofHi'.'M half uf Ihe -..ti'li Ft ijii.trf'T ff viii! of-titH! imiiiiNt thro-, in the ; iwnh .unl nti.i af Tfa.i. twmith tl aiul d'T:tJ . , r.. : r.-iniiM mire it f'' ntrt)'"pi-it riirner nf the , -t h if of fiiv M'uUi ti nurtrif naul MVtu-n nuniNr , "in-.- .-J ! ri t (. -iti'l riinir:1 tJ-m' nth om hnn- .r- i .ti. xixtv nn;, tht'iu'f it tru rxln. thi'iuv n-trtli on t.u'i:r i'i'i -! t rot ntui i n-"'!' v v.m-i lit in pr ui w t ti.rc : :l nituaiwi, lytii and htUi(t in tlm county of L ! T'ti, n - Kith-r for nil rah to hntl or for one "u a cvii in hanJanJ th niiaiii'Jvr to Im; jMUilintwo f.i'i il lrt.i'.'.iHn. -w ft-I'ow. : ope in on yvr mad il.V utht-r Ui t-orar, ith tntrrvtt tht-m-n a; ttf r.nt of' ! i.t (1,.r ,-,-nr p-r nnutn pHj-ht' tmmatlv; thecal! w pift p-t tm iit nJ Ihi inttTfT-t' theren to heMruni hy a ' f -j il:.' . N- etr T M hv the purhMr or pur hanerw to fx p.ruTi to aaal uit wrii th" nretni 'ld. i ii,r. to" i.r.u, .tmsur irn.i'nirn. P. Iv J'tsKs Vr f.r toinpita. iitvU-Sw SiaOEL KICH0LS0N, .liii.i..'. . of .'-. INAI, SKTI'l.KMKNT OTl('K.-Kn tirt.ip.ljl.in Jl.'1'lw, I'K. K .SUM. .UI,-f 1 Herv ii'i j-v u f.. n'l p'is..r.s l'lti'n-sii-il ih s:il is-4te. Uiiu tn- wi. ri. . I. A i:'i;:i!sirur: i-t' tlie --t:it' of sunt J.vob i.lu-nS i.wiil. Wit .ipin-.r h"for the County 1'ourt t " ...tin ,.f l sii, a: st i'i' ,.f l .inois. m tin. i ..nntT 't'.-iirt ti-Mii. In iiriuu. !i. !iiil coiiTit. on Mon.l.T. tti Jil 1 .) j.ttaiHri. a. ; I s.1. lor tin' piir: m- ol n-ml-srltii an ' .'. Mi lit f lii-f :r,s-,v.l.l'i;s in t!i" it Ii:i'.r.lstntlou Ktlii IwS tl.e lllltl! l-'t1.'!!!!: . !it-,l it (itij. tl.i i..th U-iy of ivr. tnNr isst. HUIH .1 COS. Arrn-T: W. Sn.-l.st.lt: . AuillliiI-rs,rt. 1 iri k Con my Court. I .-.il.r Co.. Ul. otvli-tg fOKi x aAS BAPt'MAN-8, 'A att OI U Coa. utue I,i;'!."wbi J! u...j n ''TSJ XMffllRPHY km. Halt i . . Ij