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OTTAWA FREE TRADER; SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 1883.
"hc Sfree trader II rCtLlBHHII Kvory t3nturdiy Morntnjc. A t JO and 31 U 8all BtreoU (ap atam.) WM. OUMAN Ac SON, i'roprV, txxxemor to Oiinan & llapeinao. WM. 06MAW, KniTOB! k A. WILLIAMS E. O. OSMAN. Akhihi axt. Tirms of 8obsohptoi: In adTMoeft. rr annum 8 J .52 1 f Ml part tOI nd throe iix.piM '" if tot Mid till end of ill moatht Vi.OO yifUMi ot'.BU a year l added to papera n ut inil of the annmf , cover nrepaynwm m i Tlx nn will x Mrletly adhered v. OCR AGENTS. TBB FKKK TRAEIt miy be obtained t the fol p'.aceatry the ftrrta eopy.or nuliaertptlona will be taken for toy length of time at the reirolar nun i I. H. Tbowbiidob. Marseille. D. H. Udkkii.l. Seneca. III. I. T. Va Hoars, Grand Kldge. OaoMOB H. Himeaa, for Troy Grow. Opblr ind Wal hen. addrer. Troy Orore. Col John Dement died at Dixon, III., on Wedrc sday, aecl 79 years. 8. W. Dorecy finally resigned his secre l&ryship ot the Kcpnhlicau National Com. mittce on Tuesday and John A. Martin, of Kansas, takes bia place;. A oohl wave that dropptsl the mercury to 20 below r-'To. accompanied by "the worst storm ot the season," was reported from weste-rn Iva yi'ttcrday, and the indi cations tor thin region to luv were anything but ftjromcrlike. Ooo, Scbeller, the lessees of the bar of the Ncwhall floute at Milwaukee, has b-cn arrested on the charge of liaviag set fire to that bote, causing its rerint destruction. It is proved that, the fire originated in a pile of rubbish near the bar, and that Schellcr was seen in the vicinity a liort time before the fire broke out, though be uml)y left the place about midnight. Tie Supreme Court of Iowa, in session at Dos Moines, decided en Thursday that the prohibitory constitutional amendment adopted by the people of that state a year ago, and the law ot the legislature for its exforcemont, arc null and void, the consti- tctlonal amendment not having been regu larly and legally adopted by the legisla tor and submitted to the people. Ac auoinolou coats of hydrophobia oc- rvrred on the 15tb inst. at Syracuse, N. V Luke Driscoll was suddenly seized with all the symptoms of that dread disease, snap ping and growling ateverythiagtliHtcame afar bin), showing the usual dread of wa ter, &c. v et ho amrtns that he waa never bitten by a doc or anv other animal that eoubl eniumuiiicate the disease. FREE COMPETITION We publish e.-cwherc another of Mr. Lynch' vigorous articles on free cotnpc lition. Alter thoroughly investigating tin abject he finds, as explained In tha article ve publish to-duy, that the law now in ex istencc is adequate to the indictment and punishment of the oUcnso he is reprobat ing, with a few weak points, easily reme died by the legislature, which ho calls up. on the legislature to attend to. We under. btand that pcrsous interested in the matter havo gotten up petitions to the legislature to that end and arc now circulating them. in the democratic caucus at Springfield fa Monday evening, to nominate a can di- lata to receive tho complimentary vote of the Democrats for U. 8. Senator, Senator Duncan put Judge- T. Lyle Dickey in nomination and Representative Alex. Vmirhcy in an earnest speech soconded ihe uomlnat ion. There wero Ave contest ants for tli'i honnr, to-wlt: T. I,. Dickey, Carter Harrison, John 8. Pulmer, W. 11. Morrison ami Wru. M. Springer. There were five ballots, the choice finally falling on John i. Palnier, but Judge Dickey ro wived a handsome vote through nil the ballots. The choice is not a mere empty honor. The same gentlemen will no iioubt tit named for the same place in the next dera.icratic caucus when the party will I. the power to elect their neminee. One of the strangest disappearances on record wan that of a keg containing f0, XK) in cold coin shipped by the U. S ttrough Wells, Targo & Co., via Aspin wall to pay the navy on the I'aeiflc coast There were two nogs, containing $50,000 ch. They were received in Panama and stored the same evening in the Panama llaslroad Company's vault. Delivery was notmido until Mouday. Jan. 1, when, on opening the vault, it was discovered that one keg was missing. No locks had Jeen broken, either of the doors of the freight ti0B99 in which tho vault is situated or of the vault itself. Evidence waa round that Uie keg had been opened in the freight Louse, but neither tho keg nor any vestige ol its valuablo contents could bo discov ered. If not found the Ex press Company mubt stand the loss. Wrath kh. Dakota and Minnesota, on Friday of last week, experienced a genu me blizzard, the severest of the winter. Nearly all the railroad trains were stopped for a day or two, or badly delayed. Hcv- tral deaths aro reported of persons that were caught out in it and frozo before they could find shelter. The bllzr.ard seems to have spent itsolf about half way across Iowa and Wisconsin. The anow storm that struck us on Tues day night was very light north of the Wis eoruin lino, where a high wind accompa crd It; and 100 miles south of us it was half rain and sleet. The fall generally waa about 12 inches, but came ao quietly that wo hear nowhere of any railroad trains being delayed. The Supreme Court of the United States tai ("anted Carey a new hearing in the css9 involving the validity of the Ottawa water power bonds. This looks bad for the city. The court, which at the former trial was unanimous in its decision against the bond, would certainly not set that de claion aside and re open the case unless yery strong reasons were presented for so doing. We suggest, as a majority of the people of Ottawa aro really in favor of pay Ing a reasonable amount on those bonds and have no desire to repudiate them, that now is a good time tor the council to re open negotiations with the bondholders for a settlement. We do not believe that the means would again bis resorted to to defeat such a settlement that brought the efforts in that direction to nought two or three years ago. BENATOB CTLLOM. The people of Illinois, particularly in the canal and river region, were disposed to think favorably of Guv. Cullom. His office was well administered, and In the important matter of the canal enlargement and river improvement he took a deop in tercst and wielded a healthy influence Hut his late ctnvass to secure a seat in the United States scnato did not tend hcizhtcn that good opinion. The office, ot Governor of Illinois has como to be clothed with a great dual of power. Thcro are a number of important "boards" to appoin and through them the governor wields vast influence ia tho management of our wholo system of charitable, punitive and educational institutions, and in the con trol of the canal, river and railroad trans nortation ot the state. IJy uniting all theso forces In one direction, It ts easily seen that tne uovernor wieius a power which brought Into uso cither for personal or political ends, is next to irresisuuie There Is no doubt but that Gov. Cullom made uso of all these forces to compass his election to tho U. 8. senate. It was not such a use of the power the people placed In his bands as they expected bun to mako of it. Thty elected him to ad minister his office for tho good of tho state : he used its powers to promote his own aggrandizement. It was exactly to pre vent tho governor's doing what Gov. Cul lom has douo, that the framers of our pres ent state constitution inserted in it a clause making the governor ineligible to the IT. S senate. It is true, that clause has no force, because there is no like provision in the constitutiou of tho United States and con gress therefore disregards it, and our state legislature having passed no law for it. enforcement it id inoperative. Never theless, as an important provision of that constitution which each member of the legislature takes a solemn oath to support its open disregard by the members is Hn act which is hard to reconcile with a good coscience. Suppose tho legislature bud passed a law making it an impeachable of lense tor the governor to be a candidate for tho U. S. Senatorship. Does any o&e doubt that such a law could be enforced 1 Hence tho clause in our sUte constitution is not such an ouo as can bo ignored on the ground that it is null and void. The right ot tho state to elect a senator involves (be right to presenbo his qualifications, and in this they aro certainly not limited to the few very general qualifications named in tho constitution of the United States. The state, for instance, can insist that its senator shall not be an ex penitentiary con vict, though such an one would not bo ex. eluded by the constitution of tho United States. Hailkoad Constritction ISf IbtW. The Chicago Itailway Age gives a carefully prepared summary ot the work of railway building tor the yeor 18S2, from January 1 to December 1, and the total of miles ol truck laid during the year is 10,821, which the month of December will doubtless swell to 11,000, against P,fM5 for 1861, the figures placiug 1882 "far ahead ol any other year in respect to railroad building, the increa.se over 1881, hitherto the year ot most extraordinary construction, being ov. er 1,500 miles, or 111 per rent." Hut Isn't it a little odd, in view of this It'uorinous increase ol'tracklaying iu 188'i, nearly all of it having been done with steel rails, with no excess in tho produc tion of such rails during tho year ever the amount laid, that thero should all at once, near the close of the year, have been auch a panic among the steel rails mills, with a general depression in prices and a simul taneous demaud for a reduction of wages of the mill hands It Is admitted that the steel rail mills of the country ore under tho control of a syndicate and pull to gether. Isn't there room for just the least suspicion that the synaicate itself had something to do with the sudden depres sion in the price of rails, and that it waa, in point of fact, but au incident in a cun ningly devised conspiracy against the workmen? Iow a ScctAR. Tne secretary ot the Iowa State Agricultural Society, in his annual report to the legislature ot that state, aays Iowa w ill hereafter manufacture her own sugar, hollowing is an extract from his report: Tho indications are that Iowa will make Us own sugar, as well as syrup. Of the OS) counties in ho state PI and 372 townships report an acreage ot sorghum. In Octo ber, 87 counties and 21)3 townships report ed an average product of 70 gallons per acre oi syrup lor tne year iwi. or issw the estimate is an acieace of 2t.000: yield. 97 gallons per aero; total product, 2,7 1C.000 gallons; value, f 1,58,000. The old method of working the crop on tho farm should be abandoned, and suitable works erected at points to manufacture the crop, as millers do wheat. In this way it can be made very profitable to the farmer and the man- utacturer. Wuicii was it T The Springfield io- itor, in its report of the Democratic caucus on Monday evening, give Senator Duncan the credit of having proposed the name of Judge Dickey for the honor of being voted for by tho Democrats for U. 8. Senator, On the other hand, the Mate Regitter gives Representative Wiloy the credit, and prints the following a his speech on the occa sion: Mr. Wiley, of La Halle Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen: I have no long speech to make, I havo a candidate, the equal of any that can be named, and tho superior of many more. As a jurist, he stands pro eminent in the state of Illinois today. A democrat for years and years, he went into tho war a democrat and came out a demo crat. In this regard be is unlike the per fldous Logan. Just after the dark day of our country, when the rabid, radical ma jority waa trying to oust Andrew Johnson from his seat for upholding the constitu tion, Judge Dickey was assistant attorney general ot the United States. We all know how bo acted during that trying ordeal. It gives me great pleasure to place before you the honored namo of T. Lyle Dirkey Applause. ILU50I8 LEQISLATU1I. Beyond the election of Gov. Cullom to the U. 8. Senate, the Illinois legislature did, and was expected to in, no other busi ness during the week. The two houses voted separately on Tuesday, the vote for Cullom in the senate being SO, and 20 far Palmer. In the house Cullom got 7." vote and Palmer 7, three conscientious repub lican mcmlicrs refusing to vote. On Wed nesday the two houses met id joint con vention, when Cullom received 107 votes t Talmcr 95 all the repnplicaos voting for Cullom except Senator Adams. f Cook, and all th3 democrats voting forralmer. Tin only other item we find in the brief record we have of Wednesday's proceed ings worth copying is this: Senator Duncan offered a bill intended to prevent delay and expoose in the col lection of just debts by requiring appel lants from a justice's court to first pay all the costs of appeal. iloth houses, after a very short ses'ion on Thursday morning, adjourned over to next Tuesday. COMBINATION AOAI58T COMPETITION. Previous to 1883 free competition exist ed between tho Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific and tho Chicago, Burlincton & Quincy railroads on freight rates between Chicago and Ottawa, and as a consequence tho charge tor first-class freight between Chicago and Ottawa was 2o cents per 200 pounds. About the first of May, 1882, both railroads combined their freight interests, and as a consequenco tho rate on first class freight between tho two cities was ad vane ed to 38 cents, over fifty per cent. On ac count of this wicked conspiracy to sup press free competition, tho people of Ottawa are helplessly subject to the most gros and outrageous impositions for freight Charges on goods and merchandise which they must necessarily hare shipped by tho railroads named, for by a combination of ulerests they may charge any rate that their natural greed or the accumulation ol wealth may suggest. Tho combination of tho above named railroands and the conse quent advance of fifty per cent. tn freight rates is given to illustrate the evil and make the people sensible of the enormous tax imposed on them by more than a thousind other combinations of a like character controlling different branches of trade and traffic all over tho country. In case-of tho railroads named the difference between the competitive price and the combination price is fifty per cent, and bo it is in every case of combination; the price is advance a large percentage over tho price charged when free competition existed between the parties to the combina tion. The payph hare a comtitutional right U the benefits of free competition, and yet, as the law now stands, it does not af ford them tho slightest protection from combinations to rob them. Thuro are no statutory enactments prohibiting combina tions to defeat free competition. The com mon law recognizes the evil, but judicial determinations on the question are ex tremely few. In the few Ciwes cited, tho courts have held that the confederacy of two or more persons to do an act against public policy was a conspiracy and punish ablo by fine or imprisonment in the dis cretion of tho court. It has also been held that a conspiracy is criminal when the act to bo dono has a necessary tendency to prejudice the public or to oppress individ uals by unjustly subjecting them to the power of the confederates. Tho little law, however, that there is on the question is made inoperative by a general rule of law which prescribes that the venue shall be laid in the county where the conspiracy was formed. As conspiracies are always formed to do an unlawful act, the time and place where they are entered into are necessarily kept secret, so that the rulo of law laying the venuo in the county where the conspiracy is formed absolutely pro hibits the prosecution of the conspirators. The combination existing between the Chicago, Hock Island & Pacific and the Chicago, p.urlington Ac Quincy railroads is conclusive on this point. It Is a known tact that the combination exists, but where was it entered into? Was It in Chicago, Detroit, Buffalo, or New York! Where? None but tho parties to it know. To avoid prosocution it may havo been formed in the Kiug's Chamber in tho great pyramid Choops where some of the managers of both roads met while on a pleasure tour in Egypt. It will be seen tbcrcforo that it is not only necessary to amend tho criminal code so ns to make combinations to sup press free competition criminal conspira cies, but to amena mo law in relation to veuue so that the conspirators can be pro secuted in any venue where the object of the conspiracy is carried into execution. A. Ltncu. Mr. Andrew Lynch, in his article in the Bt'publuan of Jan. 10th, makes two mis takes, which take the meat out of his whole article. The advance In the freight rates on the four classes was made in Dec 1881, by all the ral roads, the Burlington and Hock Island included, by adopting tho tar iff of the state It. K. Commissioners under a threat ot prosecution by them, which is the cause of the Ottawa merchants paying 50 per cent more on freight from Chicago, and the pool betweeu the two roads was not fanned until h following January. T. II. Mauvis. OEEENBUBY I. E0BT. The news of the sad death of Col .Green bury L. Fort, of Lacon, was received with pain by many warm personal friends in in this cirv The following is the tele graph report of his death sent from Lacon to the Chicago Tribune: Lxoos. 111.. Jan 14. Col. Greenburv L, Port, ex congressman of this district, died at his residence in this city at 10:50 last evening of an embolism ed the brain after an illness of only seven nours. lie waa in his usual health and was driving one of his young horses when he was seen to fall from the conveyance and found in an un conscious condition, from which he never recovered. Col. fort w as one of the prom tnent and able men ot the State, and had KISK.f TO HOSOR AND WKAl.TH from poverty and rbscurity single-handed and unaided. Ho was born iu Portsmouth, ().. Oct. 17. 182V and was one of the early settlers of Marshall county. He held the ottices ot Sheriff, Circuit Clerk, State's At torney, County .fudge, State Senator and CouL'ressman. He entered the army in April, ltfrJL as First Lieutenant of Compa ny B, Eleventh Illinois Volunteers, in the tureo months service, lie atterwards re cruited Company I of the same regiment for three years' service, which he com manded uiitii he was made Assistant Quar. terui&iter, iu which station he hlled many important trusts under Grant and Mcl her son. When Iigan was given the com maud of the Fifteenth Army Corps bo ten dered Col. Fort the Chief Quartermaster- ship ot the corps, w ith the rank of Lieu tenant-Colonel, which he accepted, partici pating in the famous march to the sea with Sherman. IIo remained with Jnliecntta (Jorpa until it was mustered out at Wash ington. He afterwards served in his de partment in lexas, not leaving tho army permanently until LCG, having given full five years' service. UI8 PKATIl FALLS l.IKR A Tni'NDKRflOI.T upon the whole community. He wa uni versally honored and beloved, lie was a good friend and was the especial patron of the poor and distressed, to whom his hand and purso wero ever open. It is estimated that he leaves an estate worth $500,000, consisting of farms in Marshall and ad joining counties and in Nebraska. He was exceeding fond ot blooded stock, his farni being well stocked with Jersey cattle and thoroughbred horses. IIo recently bought a fine animal from Gen. Singleton, and it is the opinion that ho was drivinir that animal when he fell from the convey ance. He leaves a wife and one son, ICobert B., who is in his lrtth year. The widow is a daughter oi Dr. Hubert Ha!a veteran Peoria physician. frEKVlCE IS CO.NOUBSS. Mr. Fort was first elected to Congress from the Eight District in 1872 as a lie publican, and served in the Forty-third, Foity fourth, Fi.rty-rifth and Forty-sixth Congresses, being elected on every occa sion by very large majorities. He w:is al ways a conspicuous figure in the Illinois delegation, and did much effective work iu tho House of Representatives. Mr. Fort was a candidate for Governor before the Republican Convention which met in Springfield in May, 1880, and received e ghty-seven votes on tho first ballot and eighty-two on tho second and third. Cul lom was nominated on tho fourth. Mr. Fort had two votes on the first ballot from Boone county, one from Coles, eleven from Cook, four from Ford, one from Grnndy, nine from Iroquois, two from Kane, seven from Kankakee, seven from La Salle, nine from Livingston, two from Logan, four from Marshall, four from McLean, twelve ironi Peoria, two from Pike, one from Washington, two from Will, and four from Woodford. His old Congressional district composed of Ford, Iroquois, Kankakee, Livingston, Marshall and Woodford coun ties waa solid for him. Still he was fourth in the balloting, having fewer votea than Cullom, Blnakeror Hawlcy. lie was married in 1857 to Clara E. Boal of Lacou, who survives him, and ho leaves one son. Washington Lttr. t ilisjular corroaoonder.ee. ) Wa-siunoton, D. C, Jan. 15, lbS.i. The past week has been a ve ry busy one In Washington. Congress ha been busy in the House and in the Senate; the lobby has been busy in and about CinjreS; aud society has been busy in hundreds of draw- ing rooms. Congress hat forty-one work ing days yet remaining, and it has about four months' work on hand, mostly in Uw shnpe of business that should havjrTieen closed out during the last session. 2 pen sion bill appropriating $85,000,000 fc! Ihe Army, and $1,000,000 lor the Navy, has been passed by the House; also a bill ap propriating $325,000 for fortifications. The Ways and Means Committee of the House has completed its ievlsion ol the tariff bill without making any important change. The bill will be presented to the House at the earliest opportunity, and this subject will come up in the Senate as unfinished business today. It is the opinion, bow- ever, eif well inrormeu prognosticatora that no tariff bill will be passed this ses sion. The House committee on education and labor will ask to day, en the call of com mittees, for consideration of its bill as re ported by Mr. Sherman, granting national aid to the common schools of the States and Territories on the basis of illiteracy. This bill has the unanimous support of each member of the committee, and pro poses to aid to the amount of $10,000,000 per annum for five years. It is a patriotic, non partisan measure of the most vital im portance to the wholo country. No other bill bclore Congress touches interests so broad, ao vital, or immediately needing at tention a this. It is said that the Naval bill, which will be reported this week, contains some very important claused striking at the top heav ine&s of tho Naval personnel. It is wtll known that there is, in the United States Navy, a great disproportion of highly paid officers to poorly paid seamen, and that, while the Naval Academy at Annapolis is turning out myriads c-f ornate lieutenants to navigaU the ball rooms ot the world, common sea soaked sailors obsolete or obsolescent. Admirals, conVmodores, cap tains, commanders, lieutenants and mid. shipmen we have always with us in bat tall Ions, but where, oh I where, in Jack Tar, once so dauntless in love and in war? He has been killed by eleven dollars a month, and the tyranny of the aforesaid of. ficlal battallions whose overbearing cruel ty is incomprehensible to auyone unused to tho sea on an United States government vessel. At the last session, it will be re membered, there was a contest over the proposition to abolish tho grade of com modore, and it waa finally defeated. The same clause is in Ihe present bill, and it will very likely go through. This means that most of the officers now holding the rank ot captain in the Navy will never gel above it. It is al-so proposed that no offl. cer in time of peace shall bo promoted to the grade of lieutenant until after he has served four years at ea; no lieutenant to lieutenant commander until after six years' sea sen-ice as lieutenant; no lieutenant commander to commander until after four years' sea service; no commander to cap tain until after three years sea service. Meritorious service aud marked ability aro to bo taken ioto account iu regulating pro," motions. These are very important propo. positions, and will, if adopted, alter the lives nnd fortunes of all but the older offl. cer who have reached the grade of rear ad miral or commodore. This year there is a cutting dow n of the personnel in order to make it ea.-irr to secure appropriations for new Hups. I ue total amount ot money proposed to be appropriated in the bill is over $10,000,000. There is an item of $150,01)0 for moveable torpedoes of the la test construction. An appropriation of $1,000,000 is recommended for the comple tion ol the double turreted monitors. The contracts for the completion of the moni tors must be appro vod by a board consist ing of one lino ofticer, otic naval construc tor, and one engineer, who shall consider only such contracts as may be fair and rca- wable from responsible bidders. The bill further provides for begiuning the construction of the flyc new vessels-of-war, as follows: One steel cruiser of riot lets than 4,000 tons; three stocl cruisers of about 2,500 tons, and one cruising torpedo boat, nnd appropriates $1,500,000 therefor. From Ophir. Oi'unt, Jan. 15, 1IS2. t'edro alter a sojourn ot five weeks west has again returned to take up bis routine of work. He begins by writing to the old stand-by, the reliable Tuadkr. IIo wishes all a happy New Year, although late in wishing it. Since my last to the Tradki; that grim monster death has played havoc In our little town carrying off some of our best citizens. First it took Mr. John Crowley, next Mr, Ilobt. Stewart, and then Mr. Joseph Gar land, onr worthy supervisor. Mr. Garland bad held dillercnt town positions and filled them honorably as ho did the surper visvrship. He was honest in all his deal s' gs and loved and respected by all who know him. John Stephenson passed part of last week in Ottawa before the grand jury, tell- ing what ho knew in regard to West Em py'a horse stealing. The "Week of Prayer" in Homer was well attended. Several converts are num bered among the many. Vm. Wenncr returned from his Iowa trip. He says its too cold out there tofllve comfortably. Just so, Bill. Mrs. F. Grundy, nee. Woodworth, is visit ing friends in Homer. Billy Piester, of La Halle, ha been visit- ing friends in this vicinity. Geo. Andrews and Dr. J. O. Everrett go to Missouri soon to locate. We shall miss them both, as they are good citi-! zens, Otc. It seems our democratic oflicers give good satisfaction. The Waltham installation was a grand affair. A U. and 1. has written it all uo we will not. The Troy Grove installation takes place Thursday. Wo will give full particulars. Mr. Alfred Carrey Is making his home at Mr. John Firestncs. The Christmas tree in Homer was con ducted very loosely. Who's to blame. Mr. Will Bulles and sister, of Ackley, Iowa, have been the gueste of Mr. F. Zorn for three weeks pat. Mr. Lewis Kroehly, of Cleveland, Ohio, has been Pedro's gue't. PtDKO, -.. 33. Hall's Catarrh Cure la tnL-on lntm1lv t acta dectly upon the blood and the mucous surfaces of the system. Price 75c. For sale ! d.v an aruggists. ( La Salle Vrett: " The rolling mill of the Matthiesson & Hegeler Zinc Co. has been closed, temporarily, it is said. An immense quantity of zinc millions of pounds has been rolled and piled up in the mill, while the demand for it is said not to be very brisk. The resumption of work will doubtless depend largely on the future demand for. sheet zinc. Tho Peru roiling mill is also closed and has been for some time, though there is no largo ac cummulation of stock on hand. The old relloblo rrairk Farmer fully mam. tains the prestige and prominence it has achieved during 41 years of faithful service in the cause of agriculture, and is a prime favorite with the (arming classes. It is ablo, fearless, caodid and fair, and keeps abreast with the progress made in all that relates to the rural industries. In Its present form, and with an efficient force of editors and emi nent special contributors, it Is, if possible, more attractive and valuable than it has ever been. Price $2, In advance. 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Hftvtnft dtr.-iHed my pulnt room to Hooka. I offer bur inln never extended ihu people of La Salle eiiniy. The nricea naked are ! the refralar price ot thu Hook. TLewi Book are not eulla, aecouda, nor auc tion stovk. lint freati. i,rt foo'la. Jam from tbe pub lishers, and are flret clwii In every particular. To (rive allet ami price would ha lmpowible wllhont Rreat spate. 1 sluiply defy competition. I n-il Mrs. Holmes' Works for 98c. Rev. E. P. Rowe's Works, 98c. Pinkerton's Works, $t.i2. May Agnes Fleming's Wks, $1.12 Ail $1.50 Hooks, $5, bo & 74c. All $1.25 Books, 74 & 68c. All $1.00 Books, 54c. Wood's $5.00 Nat. History, $2.98 Wood's 2.00 Nat. History, 1.55 Wood's 1.50 Nat. History, 98c Wood's 75c Nat. History, 48c Tlie. J'iiunt Line of Poetieal H'orfct ner in Oltatra, at 9Sr per VoL A Inr? aim well selected stock of t'hlldren's Hoak a: & to 411 per cent, iliwuuut from rctru.'ar prion. I in vit: all to Inapect my stock. E. Y. GRIGGS. tS" fct m v Holiday fetoc-lc noon, JEW EMBROIDERIES HULL'S. MEW TABLE LlfJHJ AND LUNCH CLOTHS. IIEW STOCK Dress Prints. NEW BED SPREADS. FINE STOCK OF "REMNANTS" From All Departments. SOME NOVELTIES IN DKH88 SATEENS. Turcoman Stripes for WINDOW DRAPERY. If yon Don't Believe it. Come and See. 17. H.oHULL. ME HUE BEAD Ti !