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OTTAWA FREE TRADEB; SATURDAY, MAY 13. 1882.
Ottawa. 111., S itunlay.IMay 13, 18H3. urJ at the I'oni Ofli-f K vtlaiea, 111., m Second Clam jruii .vdiirr. OUR CLUBBING We urc prepared to club the Fuee Tkadkk with tl'.e lVUowiu puMicut ionsurniHhin !j th it tun prices named, postage prepaid. The olfer iqiea to old subscribers or new at any post orhse m the county la the CHEAfKBT bveh made in this county: Freb Tkaper and Chhago Weekly Times.. 12.00 Tkeb Tiuohii anu v. lucago Weekly Trilune. 2.A5 Fbee Tkadbk ana Chicago Wuekly Inter- Ocean Free Trader and Chicago Weekly Journal. 2.fi5 Fare Thper and St. Louis liqiMkan 2.B5 Fhbb Tbader and St. Louis Globe-Ikmncrat. 2.(15 Fkeb Tkadbk and N. Y. Weekly Jlerahl.... 2.50 Free Tkadeh and American Airtculturut. .. 2.60 Frbb Tkaprh and J'rairit Farmer 3.00 Fkcu '1 1UDBU and either of Harper's publi- cation? 4.7.r ?ree Trader and WWr 4-75 FiiKB Traubh and (inUu' hutU' Hank 3.00 Funs Trader and r'.rnolokal Journal.... 3.00 Frke Tuaoeu and St. Xicfu lu 3 . 1 W Kkeb " raubr and hutn-V Mimthl, 3.7(5 Fkek Traubh and LltteW Living Aile 8.25 Fkhe TRAnEiiand IImto Rural 3.00 Vbbb Trader and Jfourt't Rural Xeui Yorker 3. BO Fki.e Trader und Ciww Wnkhi Jlmwl... 'i.'.V. Pi.itTiiii,viiiii,1 P.. H' 1". T!ie Guion steamer Alaska made her last pass"e across the ocean in fi days, !1 hours act! '10 minutes, wnich is said to be the fastest time on record by some four hours. Peoria is happy. Congress has voted her lO.OOO for a post office building and United States court room. As no Tnitud States Court meets at Peoria, is that a sly way to steal a county court house?' The Supreme Court ot the United States has denied the habeas corpus asked for Sergeant Mason, holding that his sentence by a court martial is strictly legal. So there is no hope for the Guiteau hooter except in a pardon by the President. The New York Swi is ot opinion that if the next Illinois legislature is democratic, of which there is a strong probability, there hhould be no thought of sending Carter liar nson, Trumbull, or any such man to the sen ate, but that "David Davis is the right man.' Kendall county has $24,000 in U. h. bonds laid asidu in her treasury towards paying the bonds she issued for $140,000 stock in tho r r Pivcr Valley llailroad; Aurora has quite a sum laid by fur the same purpose, as havo rv -ral other towns along tho road. A tire ac ."Hacine, Wisconsin, last Saturday destroyed property valued at half a milllion of dollars. It burned ovorseven whole blocks and destroyed 10,000,000 feet of lumber. It wa, however, in the lowest and least orna mental part of the town, and a large propor lion of the loss is covered by insurance. The Supreme Court has just decided that the new county courts of this state havo no prcbate powers, all such business being exclu sively within the province of the probate courts. The new county court will therefore be exclusivelvy a common law court, which will greatly relieve our circuit court. During a trial before a justice of the peace at Oswego, on Friday of last week, a negro thief named William liradford, becoming en raged at John Winn, a respectable farmer and a witness against him, made a furious assault upon him, whereupon Winn drew a revolver and shot him through the heart. Po'.L Wells, the noted desperado whose es cape from the Iowa penitentiary was mention, ed in our last in company with Cook and Fitz gerald, two other convicts who escaped with I:im, having been recaptured, were ar raigned lust Friday 'it Des Moines for the mur der ofjohu Illder, the prison guard, whom they had cloro'orined to death. There Is no question now but all three will be sentenced to the gallows. The arrival .if emigrants from Kurope at Castle Garden !- said now to averaee .1,000 a day. A large proportion of them are said to he skilled lab'Tcrs, their object in coming here being to f titer into competition with the t:k;l!ed laborer? of this country. We have laws itvying tnom.v.us taxes t protect our manu facturers aipiiu.t the importation of foreign goods. WouM it not be equally just to levy a heavy tax to protect American labor against this foreign Competition V Amoui; tUe l itest eccentricities of the slorm !iiu was the f.',l, during a severe thunder and hail sloii.-i at Hertford, Ind., last Saturday night rf ash"wer of white flint stones, some ts large as a um's fist. The stones are of a n"t fou:..: in that vicinity, and fell so plentifully tL:. one man picked up a barrel in .n his front y:ird. At Morning Sun, in the fiuue Stat, during apparently the same storm, there was a lull of a i;trge number of Huh, moat ot then, minnows, but among them a catflah t-lx inches long. The Pennsylvania Republican State Con ventlon mi Wednesday went off to the entire satisfaction of the Camerons, their elate hav ing been endorsed without exception. General James A. Beaver was nominated for governor, W. T. Davie for lieutenant governor, Henry Kawlefor judge of the supreme court, and Thomas Marshall for congres-man at large. It is true, at the Philadelphia conference iwo weeks ago between thr: Cameron ring and the zn.lf-pecelenir. w o:v, :i e- : rot the latter, was bougLt off by the former with the prom i of the nomination for congressman at-lare, but tvheri the convention met, Cameron either fo'.nd tL -t part his programme impracticable, -r, which is more probable, he had no inten tio i from tLe 6tart to carry it out Wolfe nev ertheletis Las gone out to the Camerons, but the remaining independent leaders, in spite ol him, have called a convention to place anoth er ticket in the field. Of course, considering the heathenish weath er we Lave had for a month past, no one will be surprised to learn that the peach crop is again rained. Like the sentimental tramp or genteel beggar, the peach is always getting into trouble Two weeks ago wo looked down into the bottom ot the blossoms of our favor ite peach tree ami wero certain the germ at the root of the stamen was blasted. Hut some how said germ has kept on swelling and is now developed into a little peach as large as a No. : shot. On examination we found the same to be the case with about every peach tree in the city. Considering that of course the peach crop is ruined, the phenomenon is at least curious. THE RAILROAD BONO DECISION In the published report of decisions rendered at tho last term of the Supremo Court of the United States occurs the following: The Amkcity National Hunk, plaintiff in error, vs. The Toim of Ottaunt, and AwjuMut 7. K plaintitt in error, vs. 1 m mnra ot u pennon of Kendall County. In error to the Circuit court ot tno iNortncrn uisinci oi 1111- noes. these actions are urouK'ii upon money bonds purporting to have been 'asued under an act of the General Assembly of the stato of Illinois of February I j, 1M,)7. the tacts Uo not substantially diller from those which ap peared when one of tho cases was betore tlie court at a previous term, and the principles then alllrmed must control the present deci sion (South Ottdini vs. I'crkim and .Siiiinni on, f Kmihill ys. Post, 0-1 U. S. 100;. Judg ment alllrmed with costs. Opinion by Justice Gray. Tho history of the litigation which has thus terminated in relieving Ottawa of an indebted ness winch ut this tmu would amount to about !f:iT5,0IKl, to say nothing' of court ex penses and lawyer's tees involved, could by a competent hand be worked into a readable volume. Tho bonds l."i0,000 in face value were is- sued in 18(1!) in aid of tho Ottawa, Oswego and Fox Kiver Valley llailroad, the proposition being that the road was to commence on the Illinois Central railroad at Wcnona, pass through the Stn ator coal fields to Ottawa, thence up tho Fox Hiver to Aurora, and from iVurora northeastward so bb to forma junction with the Chicago and Northwestern railroad, thus giving the latter city a route competing with the C, B. it (J Jto Chicago. The original proposition was not adhered to. Though built from Wenona to Streator that part of the road was sold to the Chicago and Alton before the balance to Aurora was constructed, and the continuation from Aurora to Geneva was never built at all. Points were made of these failures in the subsequent litigation but cut little figure ill comparison with other points to be noticed further on. All the subscriptions to the stock from Wc nona to Elgin amounts to some $600,000. Ot tawa as well as the other towns paid inter est on the bonds without disputo for two years, In about 1872, seeing that the understanding on which Ottawa voted her bonds had not been complied with and that the town was vir tually fleeced of its stock by a transfer of the road to the C, B. & (j., when the collector- Patrick Ryan came around for the tax to pay the interest on tho bonds due in 1872, Mr. Andrew Lynch applied to Judge Lcland, in the La Salle county circuit court, for an in unction against its collection. The injunc tion was denied. Mr. Lynch, who had em ployed I). P. Jones as attorney in the case, was not willing to give it up ho, and in fur ther delving into the case, in conjunction wilh his attorney, the two made the important dis covery that the law under which the bonds had been voted had never in due form passed tho legislature of Illinois. Having verified this fact by a search of the records in the of fice of tho Secretary of State at Springfield, a new injunction against the collector was ap plied for, the declaration being reinforced by this important point, and thistimo the injunc tion was granted. The case was appealed to the Supreme Court of Illinois, and that tri bunal sustained the injunction, on the ground that where the issue ot town bonds was with out authority of law and void nh initii,no sub sequent action of the town could cure the de lect. This ended the case so far as tho state courts, were concerned. Soon afterwards, however, Mr. Perkins, (father of L. aud N. Perkins of this city,) a citizen of Massachusetts, who held some of the South ( ittawa bonds, commenced a suit on them in the U. S. Circuit Court at Chicago, and Judge Drummond gavo a decis ion in his favor. Tho case was appealed to the Supreme Court' of the U. S, and that court, standing 5 to 1, alllrmed the decision of Judge Drummond. Well, this looked discouraging, and any man wilh less pluck thau that possessed by Mr. Andrew Lynch would have giveu up in despair. But he had by this time so thor oughly studied the case himself, and having read the dissenting opinion ot Judge Bradley, was so thoroughly convinced that he was in the right, that he had the boldness to apply to the Supreme Court of the U. S. for a re-hear-nig a thing that in the whole history ot that court had been granted in but two previous cases. But the rehearing was obtained! Judge Hunt having come over to the side of the four dissenting Judges, and on a second hearing the case was decided in favor ot the town. Here ordinarily it ought to have ended. But on a petition to tho Supreme Court of the U. S. by parties holding bonds, representing that in the previous case due importance had not been attached to the point that the law under which the bonds were voted had not paused the legislature, and that the petitioners sUxhI ready to prove the contrary, that Court granted them jiermission to commence another cac in the U. S. Court at Chicago noro, The case came up betore Judge Drummond during the July riots in 177. No such proof, however, as Im! lu e't ; t:-:- -! being pre-etit ed, Judge Druiumoiui, h.U ml bis feeling lu favor of the plaintiffs but unable to give them the decision, carried the case in his pocket a year and a half, and then sailed for Europe. Then Judge Harlan came to Chicago, and be fore him a new caie was brought by thcl;;t kiag Xittiunal Jltnk v. The Toicn of Vtttitca on $14,000 of the bonds. It was heard before, Judges Harlan and Lleaigett, and while Harlan decided in lavor of the town Blodgctt held the other way; but Harlan being a Justice of the Supreme Court of the U. 5. and Blodgctt only a.District Judge, ontranked him and his de cision prevailed. The case, however, with the disagreement of the judges duly certified to was carried up to tho Supreme Court of the U. 8. and there the decision, as mentioned above, has again been rendered in favor of the town, this time by the unanimous agreement of the court, and thus of course forever ending it. Important, however, as the result is in a pecuniary view to the people of Ottawa, it is no less so as a personal triumph to Mr. An drew Lynch, to whose intelligence and pluck alone our people are indebted for the relict Irom so heavy a load us the decision brings them. Mr. Lynch had opposed issuing the bonds in tho first place, being assured that the Hock Island Company stood ready to build tho road from Streator to Ottawa, which would have been better for our city than to have the road pas on beyoud us. When subsequently ho found that by a piece ot sharp practice the value ot tho stock tho city had bought was virtually extinguished, he initiated on his own resjionsibility tho proceedings to enjohi the collection of tho tax to pay the interest on the bonds, and from that day to the end he fol lowed up the litigation with a tireless energy and persistence which it is fair to say he never would have given had the case been his own. He not only employed the best legal talent to aid him, but himself so studied the case and made himself master of all Its details, jioints and bearings as to inspire him with that unlllnchingconfidenccln ultimate victory which sustained him to the end. More than once his attorneys themselves lost faith and would have consented to a compromise. When the first decision at Waihington was adverse even the town went back on hi in and-1 the collection ot the necessary funds to con tintie tno litigation was enjoined, and Mr. Lynch was compelled to advance large sums from his own pocket, besides making frequent trips to Chicago and Washington at his own expense. We bolieve the lawyers in the case are to have a conditional fee equal to one year's interest on the bonds for their services. If they are erlitled to such a sum, what ought the pay ot Mr. Lynch to be? On that point, however, we feel well assured that our people need borrow no trouble. Mr. Lynch will ask nothing that is uareasonable. If we are not called upon, bowcvr, to offer him adequate pay in money for such princely services, it would be worse than niggardly not to accord him freely and heartily all honor and grati tude. THRILLING NWI 7H0M IRELAND ! A week ago the Fukb Tuadkk cangratula ted its readers from the Emerald Isle on the happy turn affairs had taken in that country through an apparent change of program me on the part ot the British ministry. Forster had resigned, tho policy of coercion had been aban doned, the imprisoned Irish members of parli ament wero released, the suspects turned loose, back rents were to be remitted, and generally instead of coercion a policy of conciliation was to be Inaugurated. By a fatality which seems to have pursued Ireland1 as an evil genius since the days of Cromwell, all this hopeful outlook to-day is reversed. As if in derision of the idea that peace annJ quiet, material prosperity and com fort could ever again be the portion ot that un- happy inland, the sweet dream that had open ed upon it for a day was quickly changed Into a hideous cloud of despair by a crimo which has thrilled the world with horror. Earl Cow- pcr as Lord Lieutenant and Former as Chief Secretary installed as nutuetere of coercion and vengeance had been withdrawn, and Earl Spencer as Lord Lieutenant and Lord Caven dish as Chief Secretary, had been sent in their place as ministers of conciliation and peace. They had arrived in Dublla on Saturday and by appropriate ceremonies had lieen inducted into otllce at the castle, anil then Lord Caven dish had started in company with under secreta ry Burke, nliout 1 o'clock in the evening still broad daylight to walk to the chief Secreta ry's residence in Plm nix Park to dinner. The evening was pleasant and hundreds were stroll ing about through the inviting grounds. Loni Cavendish and his companion had walked to within a hundred yards of thePluenix Mo nument, when four men in slouched hats drove up in a car and two of them alighting at once attacked the two pedestrians with long knives. There was a short, sharp struggle, but in a few seconds both were mortally wounded, and the assassins jumping into the car drove rapidly out of the park through the Chapel izod gate. The first to arrive on the spot were a couple of young men on velocipedes who at once report ed to tho police that they had just passed two men lying on tho ground badly hurt, and on hastening to tho spot the police discovered they were liord Cavendish and Mr. Burke, both being already dead. Nine ghastly wounds wore found on the body of the former and sev en or eight on the latter. Of course the news rapidly spread and crea ated the wildest consternation in the city. The murder had occurred within sight of the chief secretary's lodge, to which Lord Spencer had just gone down to dinner. Who were the assassins! Tho men have been traced to an inn twelve miles no, th west of Dublin, whero they stopped to take a drink, but beyond that tho strange car and its occu pants seem t. have vanishenl into mid air. The region beyond is rough, broken and wooded, in which to hide or through which to escape was a mere question of endurance. It is true, half a dozen of arrests of suspicious persons have since been made, but with no probability that any are of the guilty parties. What could have been the motive? Surely the land league and its friends could have had no part in it, tor it was mainly through the Instrumentality of Parnell and the league lead i r- 1 1 -i l liie U"vi r. iiieii wu induced to in.-ti tute its change of programme tor relaud. I None, therefore, are more prompt and unques tionably sincere in Iheir denunciation of the crime and in deploring it as an overwhelming calamity. Was it the result of a Fenian conspiracy? The Fenians indeed, whose aim is to achieve tho independence of Ireland, and who can hope for no success except through continued violent agitation, would have a motive for at tempting to frustrate Gladstone and Parnell's scheme of conciliation, but were they so sense less as to be unmindful of the storm of indig nation and abhorrence against their organiza tion and cause the crime would evoke through- out the world ? Our opinion is the crime will not bu fastened on tho Fenians. Were the assassins a brace ofdemi cranks Irish Wilkes Booths orGuiteaus Most likely. It is to be remembered that (luring the past year assassination has been almost epidemic in Ireland. Obnoxious policemen, hated stew. ards or offensive tools of odius landlords have often enough been shot from behind hedges. The spirit of assassination seemed to be in the very air. Lord Cavendish, it is true1, had pro bably not an enemy in Ireland, but it was different with Burke, who haJ been under se cretary under Forster and had a host of enc mies. May not the attack tiave been that of a braus of enraged, desperate evicted tenants, intended against Burke but involving Caven dish for coming to his defense ? But the mys tery must soon be cleared up, for the f 100,000 reward offered for the detection of tho assassins will prove too strong a temptation long to close the lips of even their most devoted friends. As to the effect of the crime on tho future of Ireland there is no room for conjecture. The vision of peace Gladstone and Parnell had con- j u red up is dissipated. Coercion in its severest orni will be renewed, and now no longer against the protest and active opposition, but with the aid and concurrence of the landleaguc and the better class of tho Irish people;. This Is the sort of boon assassination will bring to Ireland. THE STOCK, The town of Ottawa, in consideration of lod.OOO which the courts say she need not pay, holds -M.iO.ooo ot stock in the Ottawa Oswego iV: F. B. V. Railroad Company. Is that stock worth anything ? To the town of Ottawa nothing, obviously. Having cstab lished the point in the highest court of the country that she had no right to purchase that stock, aud having therefore never paid for it, bow can the town claim to own it, or dispose of it in any way ? The stock must revert back to the company. But suppose the town hvlpaid for live bonds in gotxl laith ? When the road was leased to the Burlington company tcr 00 years the in tention probably was to extinguish the iock. The road had been mortgaged for $1,200,000, Tho Burlington agreed to apply annually 40 per cent, of the gross earnings ot the road to the extinguishment of that mortgage, proriiftd the holders of the mortgage shrvxld on a cer tain day in each year apply at a certain place in Boston and demand the 40 per cent. Oth- terwise the said 40 per cent, was to be merged in the ordinary revenue of the frurlingtor company. Aow as the JJuningtou company itself was the holder of the mortgage, of course no demand each year was made upon it tor said 40 per cent., and no part of the mortgage therefore was ever paid. But suppose the stockholders of tbeO., O. & F. li. V. railroad, who paid for their stock in good faith, eiould commence a suit against the Burlington com pany and ask them- to report how much said 40 per cent, for the past 12 years has amount ed to, and to explain why the said Burlington company, itself being the sole owner of the mortgage, has not cegularly each yar Applied said 40 per cent, to the extinguishment of said mortgage, is it imagined that any conrt of equity in the U. S. would accept as satisfac tory their answer that they did not choose and were not by the terms- of their lease obliged to do so? Few roads in the country have been more profitable than the Fox IUver branch of the C, B. & Q. and 10 percent, of its gross earnings have beyond 11 doubt been sufficient long before this to pay that mortgage, and after such payment the stockholders have an undoubted right to their full share of the net earnings of the road. We are not able to state how much of the stock of the road, paid for in good faith, is now in existence. Tho amount cannot be large. But whatever it is, our decided impression is, that, the managers of the Burlington road would do a sensible tkmg if they would buy up that stock at a round figure as soon as pos sible. Editoiis Fiikk Txajjkk There are a few men who would make themselves appear vir tuous by an ostentatious exhibition of sympa thy for the bondholders mid expressions of re grets for the defeat of the bonds. To this I have to say: Centuries ago the Good Book warned the people against believing in every man that cried "jrd,LnnI," for among them wero many hypocrites. Out of sympathy for the childish innocence ot the conscience stricKcn over the defeat of the bonds, 1 would here suggest a iueaus by which they can indi- vidually remove from themselves any stain of sin or dishonor which might attach to them trotn what they are pleased to call repudiation. Gentlemen, there is no law to restrain you fremi ascertaining the amount of your individual). ami Masnic Hall at Atlanta, idiligationsinca.se the bonds were paid andjooo. paying this amount over to the bondholders. Should you do this you will givo evidence of your sincerity. Should you tail to do it yon will establish your hypocrisy. Now don't, as usual, "put your light uneler a bushel." When you pay over the cash please advise the peo ple of your act. To give your act publicity is due from you to the bondholders, as a great many may be led tolollowyour magnanimous and' virtuous example. Oh! virtue, virtue! well may you smile, Knowing their tears are crocodile. A. Lvm h. The Belfast (Maine) Aye, the leading green back paper of that state, ndvises its party to give up all hope of becoming a powerful, dis tinct party and at once to unite with the demo crats. The Aye presents a table showing that the party for tho lust half dozen of years has I beii iliiit; 11 c-osieuiiny ih:il it la l.uy to build upon it any hopes of ultimate success. The programmeim Maine for the year, it inti mates, is for tho democrats anil greenbackers to act together as one party, with the under standing that Ladd and Murco, the presen greenback congressman from that state, are to be-renominated. Engineer Melville, of the unfortunate Arctic steamer Jeannette, who had went w ith a party to the delta of the Lena river to search for Cantaiu 1H Long and his party, sends a dis patch to the Secretary ot War at Washington from Urkutsk, dated May 5th, announcing that Pe Long and his party had been found dead, with all their papers and books. The party consisted of 13 men. One of tho three boat crews that escaped from the Jeannette, that under Chipp, is still missing, and Mel ville states that tho search will now be prose cuted to find them. While we have no disposition to underrate Mr. David McCullough as a passably able judge and a personally pleasant and presenta ble gentleman, we have a right to challenge he good taste not to say decency of his being personally present at tho Galva conven tion that nominated him as a party candidate for Supreme Judge; nor is it to his credit that in the struggle to get tho nomination, which ho entered as the hindmost man, his case was largely engineered, at least so far as the im portant point of "laying out" Mr. Bull was in volved, by D. L. (Dirty Little) Hough, who was also, we presume, the author of the dirty screed against Mr. Bull that appeared in several Chi cago papers the day before the Galva conven tion. It is true, Hough's victory consisted in his ability to return to Chicago with Bull's scalp in his belt, but as that victory included the victory of McCullough, tho two were es sentially one job, and it makes no difference, in the outward aspect of the case, at least, whether he was in the pay of McCullough, or whether he was actuated alone by "pure cus sedncss" in his desire to wreak personal ven geance on Mr. Bull. With tho understanding that neither con gress er the President could restore Gen. Fitz John Porter to his rank m the army while resting under sentence of n court martial, and that there was no way of getting rid of that sentence except by a pardon from the presi dent, Gen. Porter has consented to accept such pardon, which President Arthur ha promptly granted. This leaves the way ojien lor con- now to restore him to the position in the army of which tho sentence of tho court martial de prived him. Mr. Warner, of the Rochester (N". Y.) Ob servatory, renews his oiler of last year of a reward of $200 to the discoverer of every new comet during the current year. The discov ery may be made in the U. 8., Canada or Great Britain. He offers a like reward to the tineJer of any mctoric stone during ltWS which shall contain fossil remains of animal or vegetable life, thus proving Ihe inhabitability of other planets. And lastlj he oilers a reward ot $50, lor any meteoric stone over tw ounces in weight that was seen to fall during 1882. HOME MATTERS. Persona Mention. Victor. Victor H, Dumbeek, of Peoria, was in the city this week. Du. Dr. Marrlner Is in Qulncy tide-week at the Dental Association meeting. Allbn. E. C. Allen, Ksq., returned homo from his Denver trip on Thursday evening- Juw.bs. Judge Craig and Wants-to-be Judge McCullough, of Peoria, were In the city this week. 'ffaiuBi.E.- Misa Elsie Trimble left Ottawa on hylurdy (or Iuwn, where shs will spend the summer. Morris. Henry Baum aud our former towns man, Jonn Shobert, were in Ottawa yesterday calling on friends. Clcb. Miss Kittle Hamilton ontertainel her friends on Thursday evening at the residence of her sister, Mrs. L. Leland, on the west side- Ybntzbr. Frank Ventzor retarned from south ena Qlinois yetterday, petting over the flooded lands via the rail fences, tlioy tell us at the office. TZTKk. liazcttt, tith: "3ls. M. D. Learned at present in Ottawa. Mr. Chas. Plielps, of Ot tawa, has taken charge of: Pulsifer's warehouse at this place." Streatok. Monitor, 8th: "Mrs. Griggs, of Ottawa, Is visiting friends in this city. Mr. John I)::yhotr, of Ottawa, spent Sunday with his friends In this city." Mum: it. Mrs. Miller, wji'ow of the late Chas. G. Miller, formerly a prominent merchant and business man of Ottawa, is visiting friends in this city, stopping with Mr. Criah Miller, on the east sidu. (I:o. Geo. Griffith returned this wesk from Kansas, where he spent tho past few wouks. George has bought a piece of land, intending to begin a sheep ranch. PfiKTBK. Another Ottawa man comes to the front as a western otllce holder. Georg R. Por ter, who left this city a Jw years ago, now holds I'prlo Sam's commission as postmaster at Mount StH'ffels, Colorado. Warnkii. Dr. C. J. Warner, of Ohio, has been in tho city this week, tae guest of his brother, J. I- Warner. The Doctor Is somewhat of a news payer man, wo are told; and certain lias been looking over the town with a newsj-apor man's eyas. t'oi.wEi.i.. Thos. A Hugh Colwel), builders of this city, were given two contracts this week from Iowa: a huildiug for medical tollege of the Iowa Stato I niversity at Iowa City, to cost $:;5,- to cost f25,- Keep. 8. W. Reed, of East Ottawa, is slowl-i recovering from bis long sickness, and is now ablo to sit up a portion of the day. Ho has been con lined to his room for three weeks or more. much of the tliuo the chances of life or death be ing about etpinl. Wks. Our old friend Wesley B. Hall has been during the past two weeks seriously ill at his home in Mt. Pleasant, la., so that some of his relatives of this city went to him. Ho is now re ported considerably better a fact most gratify Ing to a host of friends hero. Ham.. D. M. Hall returned on Thursday eve ning from Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, where lie had been to attend his brother, W. 1$. Hall, who has been and is still dangerously sick. It is expect-' ed that tho sick man will be removed to this city next week, if that can bo accomplished. I Puilmi-s. From a private letter received aj few days ago It was expected that Will it. Phil- lips would leave his Florida home ycstercUv for Illinois. Af.ur i.-iiiiig ,i .-imrt t'nuu in this v'.rin lty he will proceed to Iowa. His health, we are pleased to say, Is much better, the southern win ters evidently agreeing with him. Doit.hektv. P. J. Dohgherty, for several years a printer in tho employ of the Itniihlimn, ot this city, has accepted a situation as foreman of the f'rw V job rooms of Sandwich. Put Is a faithful and obliging young man as well as a good printer. He has the best wishes of the fraternity in Ottawa for future success. ranlKt Wo are prepared to till orders for advertising cards from stock on hand ororders from samples. We can fill at short notice orders of any size from any of over 875 different styles, all attrac tive, at a wide range of prices. Fan Trader Job Rooxs. Thn Klin O, Heck Cut. The preliminary examination of Klla O. Heck, charged with tho murder of the two Infants found In tho well on tho farm of Henry II. Hess, In tho town of Dayton, on Friday, the Ulstof April last, by Howard Buck, took place on Thursday after, noon before V. H. Weeks, Ks. Before any testimony was taken, Mr. Blake, her attorney, entered a motion to quash thu writ and warrant on tho ground that V. U. Weeks is not a justice though he issued the papers as such. Tho motion was overruled, tho Court holding that a jurtico aud police niui;istrate aroaboutthe same thing. Coroner Wois was the chief witness for tho people. Ho said ho saw the babies, on Saturday afternoon. They were lying on a grass plat, near the well, which was about .'100 yards from tho Hess house near where Howard IIi:ck aud KUaO., his sister, lived. This well was about 225 ft. north of the barn, and some W) ft. from the old plank road. Both children were males; and to all appearances bad not been washed after birth. They were wrapped up lu a woman's old under shirt and an apron, and a woman's stocking lay near them; tho string of thu apron was wrapped around tho nock of the children. Both were dead. Having examined tho bodies, ho empannelled a jury whom ho adjourned for a week. Tho chll. dren ho brought to Ottawa, where they were ex auiinud by himself and Dr. Dyer, in the latter's office The head of otie was dark, but from what cause is not clear. They appeared to have been In tho well two or three days more or less, though they were not sbrivled up. Tho larger weighed 7 lbs. and tho smaller lbs. The smaller had a dark spot on its faeo as if from de composition; the abdomen was nut dark. From the mouth of this one a piece of a lucifer match was taken. On their necks were distinct marks of violence, us of linger marks on their throats. The eyes blood shot and projected, and tho navel cords were torn from tho body. On cutting intc tho breasts the lungs were found to fill the entire cavity; had the color of lungs that had beon In- fisted, and pieces cut from them floated on water and if held under water sent up air bubbles. These are proofs that tho children had been born alive. Under tho skull bono was found in the larger clotted blood, and tho skull was cracked into four pieces as by a blow or coming in con. tact with bard substance. The smaller child had Its tongue partly torn from the jaw bone. The bodies were left with Dr. Dyer. Having spent a few days in looking up points In the case with the sheriff, the Doctor called at Heck's house and asked for defendant, and talked with her about her sickness. She said she had had dropsy for a year or two and had suffered much. He pressed her ankles with his Augers (saying he was a young physieian Intercstod in her peculiar case) hut found no dropsical condition of flesh. After he had recalled his jury he told her that facts he lad obtained cast a suspicion on her as being the mother of the children; and that the best way to show that she had not been a mother re. cently would be to submit herself to a physical examination. He explained to her that he could not aompel this but that if he made the exami nation it must be entirely by her consent and de sire. He made the suggestion as likely to be uie'AU to her. After some hesitation and on the advice of her sister-in-law she consented to an examination, and the Doctor made it In the pres. ence tf Mrs. Heck, who also assisted. This ex. ainination showed that she had been delivered of a chili or children very recently thought within ton days of the examination. On being informed' of the Doctor's conclusions and urged to explain she burst into tears, and said she had, some six months before, given birth to a six months' fee tus whijh sbe cast into Fox river near Aurora, at which time she was living with a Mr. Benja min, some distance from Aurora. At the Inquest she testified she had had sexual intercourse with one Geoi Morrison at dates eight and 18 months before. Tho dead children were fully developed and had been born alive. II. B, LHjnsinore, father-in-law of the Mr. Ben jiiinin meationed, was called. He lives with his son-in-law, 4J miles west and half a mile north of Aurora and four miles from Fox river. Ella Heck cane to Iheir plaeo about 27th Sept. 1M81, and llveii there until about 85th March, 1S82. When hhe came she was fleshy and In poor health and during her stay shu increased very much in size. She said it was from dropsy. When she left for r4tawa she was very large. She was al ways complaining of poor health but was not confined to her room or Interrupted in her work. Never heard, of her having glveji birth to a fo-tus. During October aud November she went a few times with the family to Aurora; but never knew of her leaving the pluce after the middle of De cember until she came to Ottawa; and In day time could hardly have gona away without his knowing of it. She increased in size gradually during her stay there, and was much larger than she now is. On cross-examination ho said she might) have been absent from the place during tho night; and that she hud onco gone to Kane, villa (some four miles in a northwesterly direc tion from his house) to look after a carpet. Henry II. Hess, of Dayton, owner of the farm on which the babes were found aud who lives in the same house with the Hecks, said he had seen defendant last Summer and also about April 1st wlen she came from Aurora. Her appearance was unusual with her. Her feet, ankles and face were swolen, and her body very large. During the first week ho saw little of her. On Saturday, a week after her arrival, as he started for town) Mrs. Heck asked him to bring some elder flowers for defendant's dropsy. Some five or six days af ter this Mrs. Heck called his attention to defen. dam's appearance, asking If ho didn't think her looking better. He said the change was decid edly tor the better. Her color was better less "pussy" In appearance and with breasts much reduced in size. After this change he saw much more of her about the house- and met her fre quently. On cross-examination he said during the first week of her stay ho frequently was ab sent a whole day at a time. He added that the well was about 10 feet deep and generally had about 10 feet of water in it. It was covered with boards and had a chain pump. In the side was a rabbit hole and where the babies were found was a loose board In the covering, Thos. McAfee, of Freedom, while on his way home, was called to from the field by Howard Heck to see the bodies. They were then lying on the surface near the well. They were wrap, ped lu the clothes described, drawn together and ;c1 ii:i the Ieeves of liu l.-o on-lit, but the top was open so we could see their faces. The bot tom of the casing was tied with a piece of edging about an inch wide. The stocking was between them Inside of th-j vest. One looked very nat ural, while one was black on one cheek. Christopher Simon and A. E. Beach testified to seeing the bodies at thu same place at later hours. j Howard Heck, defendant's brother, said he . found the bodies in the well about 3 o'clock. Both ends of this case were tied, one with the edg ing the other with a bit of calico string with polKa dots on it. Here the people rested and the hearing of fur thur testimony was postponed until yesterday morning. On yesterday the Court announced that he would admit the defendant to bail and fixed the mount at 2,000. No testimony wss on" -red by defendant.