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OTTAWA FKEi: TRADER; SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 1883.
'Sfhc 3?rcc trader IB Pt'BUUHKD Mvery Saturday Morim.K, At 30 and 21 U Hallo Street, (up mulni.j WM. OSMAN Ac SON, J'roi.rV, Successor lo OmiiHU & Hiim'Iiii.ii. WM. OSMAS, KlMToli; L. A. WILLIAMS and K. li. OS MAX, AtMH s rs. Term3 of Subscription: In wlvanc?, prr annum $ J ' 1( imt plil 111 ''1 n1""1'' ...'Si II nut Uald till ml of fx in.mlU .OO 1 r lly currier. Iltt ivtn i ll ni. FlfUen cent h yiur t nil.l.il to m -it nM nut of tlie comity, tocm.T ri'pii tmMit "1 p.. r. Tliene term will lit' strlrtly rul i.i. OI'K AOKNTS. TUE FISEE TKAKKK miy be i.litnln: it t'.o l"i p:cehy theilnKlecupy.orBiiliwripiii.'-i' ftlilli' tut- u for any lentttli of time at Um r.-pulur i m n. II. IVioI.kk, t-crruii. III. I. H. TBOwiiRimia. Mrm lllo. V. II. VNnmiuii.L. Senrcn. III. I. T. Van IJiniits, tirnnil i:iln Okokok H. llmiuuH, forTruy (.rm Opl.lr um! Wnl ham. Addresa. Troy (irovi-. An ex-mayor ot the city of Kockend, 111., was garroted tinil robbed in one of the principal streets of that city on Friday night. A heavy farmer in this vicinity inform iiq tlmt tl.c com on low. till.- drained er.nind is 25 per cent, better than the corn on tin hest upland or rolling ground. A rc-rchearing has been applied for in the caso of the C, 1'. f- S. W. 11. U. v. The Town of MttrsrilUs in the Supreme Court The last decision wan in favor of the town. Strcator finds it hard work to provide entertainment for the 500 delegates expect id at the Sunday "hcIioo! convention to meet thero next week, beginning on Tuesday and to lust three days. One of the Incidents of the Indiana cy clone on Monday was that at Neal's Mill a child waa picked up by the whirlwind and carried away so far that it has not since been heard from. At the meeting of the hoard of supervis ors of Kane county, on Monday, thry an thorized tho erection of nn insane ward addition to tho poor house at a cost not to exceed $8,000. LCI . . On next Saturday Seneca will vote for or against levying a special tax of one per cent, on all taxable property In school dis trict No. 9 lor the purpose of purchasing a site for a school house nud erecting a school house; also, for or against borrow ing money and issuing bonds for lhat pur pose. The Mummer Kunning Meeting of Hie Chicago Driving Park will be held on Juno 2!J, 'JO-HO and July :t and -1, and will certainly prove the great racing event of tho year. For this meeting 01 1 entries are made and the value ot stakes exceeds if Id, 000. The local elections in Virginia last ween took a strange and dismal turn for Bo' i. Mahone, who appears to have entirely lost his grip in that tate. In every locality where an Isbuc was made the Mahone par ty wts worsted. Tho administration, it will be remembered, had agreed with Ma hone to give him control ot all the olliees in Virginia fur his cupport, but in distributing them he ignored the negroes who now have gone back on him. Salida, in Colorado, had a llrst-clasn ex citement on Wednesday. Two drunken miners raised a disturbance, and City Mar. fehal Stingley undertook to arrest them. One of the men went for the marshal with a knile and was shot dead. The other miner, named Ninemeyer, then shot the marshal, his deputy, and another man named Tims. 1). Carman, and started for the mountains. A party of citizens started in pursuit, one of whom the lugltive shot dead, and then surrendered. The latest probabilities aro 1 lint he will tie lynched. A crush an 1 panic occurro 1 Wednesday afternoon at tho New York side of the new Brooklyn bridge at the nhort flight ol steps luiunng to the main footway. For some reason those coming from ltrooklyu baited near thU spot, but were rapidly puMiei.' I or ward to the edge. Suddenly timse in front were precipitated downward, und persons in the rear were tumbled on the victims three or four deep. The cries ehrieks, and moans of the throng wi ru up pulling, and in the struggle tho clothing ol hundred of persons was torn to shreds. Fiiteen wcro killed and hundreds were wounded. An exciting war of rates hud broken out among the railroads centering at l'eona.the principal belligerents being the Wabash, thcC. li. Ai l-. and tho Chicago, K. I. A: Pacific Mads, and the rutin rates to ull points reached bv the three lines. Thive are mainly Kansas City, Atchison, St. Jo seph, lies Moines, Uock Island anil Chi cago. The rates to tht tu points were nonu nally .10 eta., but the pa-se nger could geuer ally get a ticket tor whatever he telt like paying, iven for nothing with u sleeping berth and lunch thrown iu, if he was hog enough to ask for it. Tu the numerous traveling tlieatrical conipunics, the wur was a godsend while it lasted, and, Pe oria being the point from w hich the cut w as made, enjoyed something of a rush of miscellaneous travelers and tramps ready for a June excursion. The cause of the war Is said to have been that the C. II. ii (j. was found to be selling tickets, through a ecalperin Peoria, for $5 to the Missouri Hirer, or $3.8.1 below the regular rate. The Iiock Island people, hearing of this, made the fifty cent cat, which was in force from last Satordty. Than the laro fell to 25 cents, and finally to 15 cent. War bul etms were Issued, with the alarming head of "Blood," announcing that first-class tickets were to bo had to Chicago, Rock Island, Des Moines, Kanaua City, Ali bi-in this rity, occurred on Iuesdiy cven lion, St..loo and Leavenworth, for a tlimcjiug when the K- v. .P.M'ph K. K y. mi c aud u half. On points westward from tl.cl vangclKt to the .v.uth, in speaking t ti.it Missouri no cut waa made. The pic. i ; anti slavi ry agitati'.ms relerre.l in it tender was a jolly one wliilc it liev.e.l, hut it wa-j cmip'.iineiit to our t '. j -man John II brotight t.) an abrupt clos.i 'y a meeting ol'is'ick, and callct upon tloU venerable gen the rail mad magnates at Chicago on Tu. llem-iu to arise in hi sea! in tin: ioidicnec day, wliu ngi reed upon a re lorali m of the old rules. GEN . CKOOK'S CAMFAIGW. For over a jcur '.en. Crook has ln.cn Ar;.on;i iinilcilakmg to dubdite the (-,.;,. vi Apaches. Hu had been so sueci -slul in '' t.,. j j -Llt campaign against the same wily NivugeJ ( ,(.(. ,.(, in 1 't7, that it was believed lifter tht mi !,,. j )r ;i; ;. t r t!ih' f.tiline of tli with them in the 1; other i.'i lii'l'iJs to iv t. few ei.in. U.at tic would le no rot tin Ti1 iintii ton. (lie ! again took them in hand. Hut i'-n. Croi -k after a trial ol many monthi, appealed o succeed no better than (!cn. Wilcox or i.,: others, which piovoking nu;. Infant in v.. paper comment, -ecus to have so netli-' the old (ieiiiT'il, that he h:. enter, d upon campaign with the ilchTinlnation tocru-i the Apaches or pi ri.h i.i Ihc alien;;.;. A month ago ho followed tliein ncro.-s t!.' Mexican border mtu S mora, with a lor- c. Hie hiuhe: t estimate of which places it h :!iin I'. S. euvmrv and ;100 border men iii.d Iriliin scouts, and since then hardly alu.e'city exacts un I. of authentic information has been n eciveil Irom him or his command. lie is saht to be operating at least liOO miles smith of the Mexican line, in the region of the head waters of the Vugiu River, which runs across Sonora und empties lutothe (Julf ol Ciililornia. It is a very broken and rugged region, and has long been the Apaches' re fuge. (Jen. Crook operates from the wed ol Sonora side of the Sierra Madre Moun tains, mid on the Chihuahua side the Mrs ican commanders are evidently operating in accord wiih plans prearranged with mlm. The two forces are not believed to be more than fifty miles npart, yet neither at the Mexican headquarters at Chihuahua, nor from San Carlos, Tombstone or Ki Paso, on the American side, has a word come to hand as lo the progress of the cam paign, except in the lorin of wild and im probable rumors. One ol these rumors is said to come through that eminent liar who became bo notorious during the war of the rebellion, "a reliable citizen," who this time hails from San Jote Mine.Souora, and brings the news, which is dispatched to an "evening paper" in Washington, to the effect that "a terrible disaster has hap pened to (ieu. Crook and party. The In dian scouts mutinied when in the hu n t ol the Sierra Madrcs, and massacred nearly the entire command, the (leneral hiinselt being one of the victims." Neither the of ficials at Washington, or (ieu Sheridan at Chicago, ere ,:il the story or attach any im portance to it. On Hie other hand u Tombstone dispatch of the 27th says a courier arrived there that day with news, which he said had come to Opusura, the Mexican headquarters in Sonera, by a VaciUi K'out, that a battle had taken place between ("Jen. Crook and the hostiks on the Kith ol May, ;ill() iiuu Ured miles south of the Mexican line, in one of the most impenetrable poilions ol the SieiTu Madrcs, about two days' inarch from Kio Papigochi and 100 miles from (larcia's battleground of Adril The hostile, supposed to number 1100, were posted on both sides of anaraow canon n a very strong position. Crook's ad vancc, consisting of the Apache scouts, was surprised and killed. Tho olllcer iu couiHinnd, name unknown, was ids.) wounded. Tho scouts fell back until the main command came up at 10 a. m. Tho hostiles fought desperately, and (or several hours but few were killed, owing to their excellent position. During the after noon a charge was made, and in the liven ing they were driven Irom one side of the canon down a sleep embankment and up on the other side, where the balance of the hostile were In llight across the canon. The hostiles lost heavily, leaving fifteen or twenty dead on the line ol their retreat. The battle lusted until night, w hen the ten. egades t scaped. Cook took the trail in ihc inorming, and is supposed to be still in pursuit. The New York llcnilJ of the STUi has a dispatch from its Hpecial correspondent in Chihuahua, dated May 2ltn, saying new. had just reached theie, bringing tubstan tiu'ly the same details us the above ol Crook's battle with tht; Indians. Coining from two such entirely d liferent M-urces, the reports st em to be conclusive, at least, that soniP such scrimmage has taken place, though it is Mrani;o that while tho news paper i cm get tho news, not a syllub'e of it can reach either the war deieirtmuiit nl Washington or Sheridan's headipiarters in Chicago. The past week in the Illinois legislature has been nearly a blank, Friday of lasi week, being really the only day with u working quorum in the hou-e. The sen ate having nothing to do, dawdles along from day to day with hall a dozen of nieni hers, while the house, having adjourned as usual, from Friday to Tuesday, found no quorum on the latter day us most of the members had remained at home for decoration day. What little business the house did on Tuesday was to adopt the senate appropriation bills as amendment.' to their own and order them to u third reading, thus greatly expediting their final passage when a full house again gets to gether to vote on them. (iov. Hamilton, on Tuesday, sent in his first veto, being his onjections to the bill to permit the Firemen's Benevolent Asso ciation of Chicago to divide some of its re lief fund. His reason is that the measure is unconstitutional and unwise. One of the incidents pertaining to the General Assembly of the Congregational Churches which hu Just closed its session Mr. H.wi; ofi.plicd ana receUv.l .t pcr- I't 1 1 ovation of nppl.uiM'. hem,; regarded M s II man who (-ni!. red tne niartyrdotn of ! tlie 1'iw for a princ'ip!."" h eii liii:.: in f the ll i'.e :ti;di-- I'-llII ' ,,,,,!; Till" '-;iiv.ki t was one the a. tus ; Id h-fore ll. i 'ed on the i i oniy .'i a hich in (V !,iu hire- by a Ti rol i . I ll - i ' i hi . IT it I - C. .11111.. ; P : the 'ui; un ity ' " 1 U K ri. o. a u KAILItflAD All 'tl l . 1.1. ! '. .1- ! . ; t : l i -- cm; i.tiiiot:t i : ,ri ' ce.it-j- v.c.'i! t- I o:. by . ii ' ; i.c 1 i . ci, ' .'. .i f'-t r lit' ' I the ! i : S I . . . i ''cc v. ry des i f li -'rut re-1 :tt th i la. y. ..ur .. 1 o! .-..ii- road to I, through (.'hit ago, linage. lax lor every -i. i 1. 1 i Ii n ii ' . ! ; id ci1 v -j having lie1 .jpo.v-ii.le ii 0 'zens, I'c. l tii . I Ll -, c.l-t' Inch pound thai d. In ol ticight or every a--"iier that eros-es its boundary. Tne people of the ninth western partol the county think the ('. I!. iV K. U. has a grip oa that section and that no other railroad company is Mrnig noughto compete with it; they lear, alr-o, that the Si'iicci road, which would give them the relief lin y desire, may be induced tosi.ll out to it, or the Hock Island. The question was frequently asked why its con struction was not carried for w aid ami con. t.ection made w ith the Cincinnati, ln.lian opoli.s, St. Louis Si Chicago road, which controls the Kankakee A Seneca, and thence over the Chesapeake .t Ohio K ul roa I to Newjort News, a sea const town that is rapidly building up and is destined at no distant day to occupy n prominent place m commercial circles. On inquiry among those here in Oltawa who know something of the S. O. & M railroad we find that the company has se cured almost all the right of way and are now getting estimates from contractors so that alter a few more preliminary arrange ments are completed, they will lx; ready to push forward the construction, with such rapidity that it will be completed in ninety days (lit. -r commencement. The eastern termination, however, stems to be a matter, w hich if decided upon, is known only to a few, and thes'j few refuse to tell the secret. Oy.ule a pressure isbeitig brought to tk.' the roim across the Illinois river and not go to Seneca at all, some of the smaller roads thinking this one to he a good thing to tie to, and they want it. There is no question but that a road of misdescription would be valuable property to Us managers. ( )ttaw a alonn would con- u.u.ue ... me tn.mc. ot magnis u.uy enough to keep several cars busy, lor they could go loaded both ways. An unlimited demand exists in the west and northwest tor drain tile, ami at no place within fifty miles, or a hundred, for that matter, can tile be so successfully manufactured as at Oltawa. The works already established here aro dolug an immense business, and with the northern market opened by the proposed railroad, the demand and the supply would be greatly increased. Trains would be loaded with tile and sent to Min nesota and Dakota and then bring back wheat; they would.'go east with tho prod ucts of our potteries and glass factories and return with merchandise. Tho stimulating influence upon present industries would add others to the list, and all these productions must bo scattered throughout the land, and that by the rail roads. Is Ottawa a point worth looking lifter by the railroad magnates? And es pecially such as are represented in the Cin cinnati roads, who desire to compete with Chicago for western trade and production V If Cincinnati were within reach and would not this much-talked of railroad bring it there y Ottawa, La Salle county, and tlie whole i f this section would will, liu'ly extend lo her their best wishes und patronage. Pel haps with "three in the fed" hire then- would be railroad wars, low rates, and many of the other little pleasantries that come to ciiijntiitj points, tu say nothing of the grander and more permanent good that would surely eoine to our citizen;.. There aro but two in the bed now , and they aie txccllent fnei.ds. Let our southeastern friends look to this and not allow the Seneca and Mendota mad, which st ems just ready tu burst into, a certainty, fail for wtiut i f a little atten, tion. MORE DKADLY CYCLONE. After a rest of a week, the deadly cyclone reappeared on Monday eveniug and swoop ed down on Clay, Owen, Johnson and other counties In southern Indiana. It mush red its forces in two columns, about a mile apart, having been preceded in the afternoon by a heavy cold rain, with ter rific thunder and lightning. Then the wind turned west and blew with the veloc ity of a hurricane gathering iLs forces into a compact mass and assuming the attri butes of a duplicated cyclone. One col umn commenced its ravages at Neal's Mill's, in Clay county, where eight or ten men, to escape tho rain, took refugo under a bridge across Eel river. Tho bridge was completely demolished, ns well a. a house near it, and six persons were killed out right atid others badly injured. From the biidgo into Clay county the cyclone fol lowed a direct eastern course, at some points lowering to the ground aud tearing up trees by the roots, but bounding up wards as it approached Clay City, bo that it barely touched the tops of the houses, a few of which were unroofed. Jnst east ot town it siruck ttie earth and tore through the woods uprooting tets in its jiath. lleniiiuik po. tolMee, three tnile.s en.st nl Clay City, was next htuek. Here nim-per-ons weie ntbered in the house ot John Croft. As they stvv Him dreadful whirl wind api'ionch, they ru-diid for tlie cellar. ,-. ,,i i....,.l...r ... , ," .' i ,. ' ,- .' .. utile to feneli, and the other lour were , ,, , .. , . ,. . ,, ,i , . i killed Hi the wreck ot the Iioum; th:it lid- lowed. The hurricane i- traceable ten mih fio thi.r ivist n! !ivis l.e'.n ' l'nt mid dim ii i , r ., . r f,ir.i-oi.r inn. ... n it . .me n .ii. ! i-t r. 1 itr i Kd urir . ' i ,i v ,,!..,. , il l'l Willi I I 'l.l.l.. . . .... ne place a loci ........ ad sought safcty"fI!,1""is()t ,,lv ,!s,"''" !U1,1 Ii.iiki. Itl u tilrll r.l'.M' Hu ll ! was killed ihei U low;, to pieces .01.1 three ot thelll At Lancaster, he.-i.le.s biwing a ,..,., , 1 lions,-, ami a t-nst the 'ife i.'. J..hn Williams was killed. The other column moved about a a mile f'lNher irT'h, a' " in a strait;!.! eio'evn direction, 'in I is Iks' heard of desll uetively at JMi'iiie.i e-, tin' county se'it of Johnson coi.nty, when, one man was kii.eii, iue cupola of the M"'.h i-!M church demolished! ;i:ni ol In r i.'.im I'.'i' done Prot;. eding cast it v a ml her 1 l . .13 , .it. I 11 TC fieensl urg next came iu a t.i.e having blown acrosi Hie railroad track, a ir on upon the ( in. Ind. St. L. A; ('h. i ;;;td nairowly esenped a dreadful cra-.li. At Adams, further on, a null and several buildings were wrecked. Near Plat Hock, ;ii the farm of Martin l!igg.ns, '00 trees were swept away. On the next farm the house of Chris. Hel ton was cur ried up in the air and dashed down some distance away, a shapeless wreck, the occupants escaping unharmed. A swath 110 yards wide was cut for a mile through the neighboring timber, leveling every tree in its way. The cyclone is tracked as far as the esat line of Decatur county, and it would take columns to describe all the ruin it wrought. LABOR TROUBLES. In .St. CTnlr County, 111. About the middle of April last the coal miners of St. Clair and Madison counties went on a general strike. The trouble does not seem to have arisen so much about wages as the manner ot weighin and counting the actual work and earnings of the men, who claimed that the system of the nunc owners amounted to a shameful' gouge. The number of men involved in the strike was some 000, and since it took place a few of the larger mines have at tempted to continue operations in a small way by the employment of non-union men or "scabs,' as they are called, we believe. Things moved along quietly in this way until about May 21th, when a large body of the miners collet ted at Colhnsville and Troy, in Madison couuty, and forcibly compelled the non-union men toquit work. Tho sherill' waa called upon to protect them, but finding himself helplpss called upon the (Jovernor for military assistance and three companies of the state militia were ordered to bis aid. The result was that the "mob" w as held in check and the . 11(,nuui(mi.sts resumed work, the military I ,.,.,, tll Kft. ct ,.nllw tiring On Monday moruiug last, however about. 1100 women, mothers, wives and daughters of the miners, visited several of the mines and drove the engineers from the boilers, threatening to strip and duck them, and demanding that the non-union men should leave. At Iielnecke's mine in Dutch Hollow the women were joined by somo -100 men, the mines were closed and Reinecko compelled to barricade himself in his own house. The sheriff finding him self unable to disperse them, again called out the militia, who arrived by the cars from E. St. Louis, liy this time the men and women were scattered about on the hills around the mines, making "hostile clem oastiations," and as tho soldiers were leav ing the cars it is claimed that several shots were fired at them from the mob. Appar ently without orders from any one the fire was returned by several solditrs, resulting in the death ot one of the miners named Fred llofineister and the dangerous wound ing of another, nainoa William Siarkey Upon this thero was a general scattering o! Ihc "mob," tho military following mid ar resting about twenty of them. One mili tary company was then left to guard the mine and tlie rest were sent back to East St. Louis, and since then iiave been ordered home. Though intensely cmm ged at the shoot ing of one of their men, which they claim was uncalled lor and wanton, the miners have been quiet since then, agreeing to submit their eu.se to an arbitration commit tee appointed by the l'.elleville Hoard of Trade, w ho on Monday made a report rec ommending such changes iu the system of weighing and keeping accounts as to meet substantially all the miners have been con tending for, and if the mine ow ners agree to the suggestions tho mining troubles in the Dellcville district will probably come! to an end. The Iron Workers. The long threatened strike of all the iron workers west of the Alleghenies, which was to take place on the 1st inst. was happily, nt the last hour, averted, the mill owners and magnates of the Amalga mated Association having got together on Thursday evening at Pittsburg and agreed upon re-adopting the schedule of 1S82, the Am. A. having hitherto insisted upon that of liWl. Up to yesterday, however, the new scale Had not been signed by the mill owners at Cincinnati and Milwaukee, so that the west may not be affected by the agreement. Chicago Rrlrklaycn. It was supposed on Monday that that the striko of tho Chicago bricklayers was end ed by an agreement on 40 cts. er hour, and to submit all future disagreements tu arbitration; but on drawing up the terms of the agreement a clause was inserted that th wages agreed upon should bo paid enly to first-class workmen and that others sliould be regarded ns apprentices, or working under instructions. To this inter polation tho Jinek layers' Association ob jected, and the strike was renewed with no gue.-sin now when it will terminate. XH.K C0NO11E0ATI0NALI3T5 The present week li is witntMScd a t'ath. 1 , . . icrin ot men in this city that is seldom .... .. . i e(iiaui:(i lor iniciiiu'eiice una i.'?on:ti character, as Weil as for the cans'; which they met to consider, ' I'iie occasion was "Ithe lOth meetini' ofthe tii'iieralA-soeintion "JU '" i,'"""ia. cuuiui, anu ... ie-e thero w ,u ,l,",ut !"-' pre,eut at one time cr , ther during the bu.r day s' scsmimi. Atr-.o,,- ..... i i.i -i i .1 tho number were many prominent minis ters ol that denomination, representing tho churches of Chicago, Peoria, ( nincy, Au rora, Elgin. Jacksonville, and the smaller oiiies a'ld villages of the state. We ."-hall not attempt t give the names ol all these gentleir.cn and ladies, (there being a few ladies also present as delegates,) for tu do ! " w""''' i"v'olve more bp ace than we have . 1 . , . : , .. ., ill tu uu. 0 iS.o.-..ii ; 11 uniM buiiii'c 10 tiame only such as figured more prominently in the proceedings. The intreiluctry sermon wus preached on Monday evening by the I!ev. Diehard Ed wards of Princeton, late president of tjie j State Normal School, from Jer. vi. Hi, in which the "old ways" were set forth in eloquent terms to a large audience. The convention proper convened the fol lowing morning, Dev. G. 15. Harnes calling the Association to order, the moderator be ing absent. Dev. Albert Bushnell, ot C.e nesoo, was elected secretary, and Kevs. G. W. Gritlilh and Geo. F. Chipporfield as sistants. On a ballot for moderator Kev. D. I). J III I of Elgin was elected. Through out the deliberations Mr. Hill proved him self an exceptionally able and acceptable presiding oflicer. After some preliminary business, such ns reading of rules, appointment of commit tees, Ac, a half hour was given to dovotio nal exercises, led by Dev. F. Dascom. Epon order of business being called by tho moderator, the several Associations reported upon tho state of the churches in their respective localities, which summar ized, indicated a year of general prosperity and increased membership. The afternoon was devoted to the home missionary work, a field which seemed wide enough for all the evangelical deno minations. A board of corporate members for the Illinois Home Mission Society was elected, of which Dev. Dr. Ilascom and Dev. J. A. Dupeeof Larville are members. On the representation of Kev. Mr. Lloyd af Dayenswood, the matter of adopting some plan of ministerial lift! insurance was considered and subsequently referred to the delegates to the National Association In the evening a home missioimay meeting was held, attended by a large audience. On Wednesday morning the principal item, aside Irom routine work, was the reading of a well prepared paper, by Dev. Dr. Noble of Chicago, on "Law and the Liquor Trafllc," in which strong ground in favor of prohibition was taken. The die cussion which followed showed that while the convention was a unit on the prohibi tion question, there was a willingness to accept high license as the next bsst thing attainable. The paper of Dr. Noble was erdered to be printed iu pamphlet form for distribution among the churches. A ballot being taken in the afternoon for Deglstrar and Treasurer, Dev. M. K. Whittlesey was re elected by a nearly una nimous vote. On Thursday morning the convention fixed upon Peoria as tho place for the next annual meeting, and appointed a commit tee to prepare a program me for the occa sion, among the mattrrs to bo included being a proposal to modify the present form of installation, postponed at the pres ent session for want ot tune to give it full consideration. The afternoon session was mainly devo ted to religious exercises. A communion sermon was preached by Dev. H. M. Scud der of Chicago, mid the sacred ordinance duly observed by the nrembers. In the evening addresses wire delivered on the subjict of the relation of the church to the Sunday School; afttr which resolu tions of thanks to the church and citizens of Ottawa for hospitality extended were adopted, mid the Association adjourned. The General Association of the Congre gational Churches of Illinois is a body composed of nr.ni.itcrs and delegates lrm the various churches 111 the state. Attend ance i.s voluntary. The body is advisory and lyeets for acquaintance, lor worship, and plans for co-operative work. It reports past work, takes imd gives advice. Many able men w ere present, veterans and young men. J lie diuretics represented numbered last yt,ar op;, j,, Ule yt.rtr ,,ilst n.ere have been addi d to the church on profession of faith 1,101; and by letters 1,111. The present membership of its churches is 23, 508. The annual growth is small because these Congregationa;its are a lively, enter prising sort of people, aud they lose by emigration, west and north, nbout two thirds of their yearly increase, building new churches where they go. The Sunday School work of this body comprises nn interesting field of labor. Its benevolent work is exemplary . These churches, many ot them feeble, gave in what may be culled outside work last yeai $246,000, this in ad dition to and not Including what was paid In support ot their own home work, the salaries of ministers, the building of church edifices, &c. We believe our citi zens who have entertained the members of this body have found them cultivated, high-minded, happy Christian men. May they come again. This is the fourth time for Ottawa In forty years. "Golden Acorn" flour Is the best. DYNAMITE! Arrest 11 ink Bnilv. SSI Euro pa man Uproar and Tnw Reigni is 11 New Plots Discovered and the End is Not Yet, The Police mi llio A lei t, lUHfaTi Suspicions Chiirat'ttM's Prouiptly Arrested. "Uneasy Lies the Head that Wears a Crown," but Blissful is the Life cf Those Who Uso Tascott's Enamel l'aint, which is mixed ready for use, and put up in cans of convenient and handy siaes for family nnd general lice; ulways ready; never needs thinning nor further pre. paration. This Puir.t hus ben used in Ottawa ten years, nnd has stood the test, thoroughly, iriving perfect satisfaction in every case. It can be applied by inexperienced persons, making a job looking better and which is more durable and lusting than any other paint in the bauds of experienced painters. One trial convinces all of its superiority. Call for sample of colors. Sold only by E. Y. Griggs. LATER, I have the most complete stock of paints, Xk., in tow n, and am better prepared to furn ish housekeepers wri'h Paint, Colors, Calcim ines, Ih'ushes, Ax., for house-cleaning season than ever. Shall he p!caed to have- those about to paint call, and my prices shall be bo low all other, while the quality of stock is guaranteed to be the hest. The Xeola Clgur, which lias had such a large. sale and given the best of satisfaction, has never been equalled as a 5 cent cigar; and the fellow who said it was better than u 10 cent cigar wus not mintaken ten per cent). Sold only by E. Y. Griggs. First Picnic of the Season. Sample Lot of 1,000 pi s. of Ladies' and Children's IIcsc, in prices ranino; from 5 cents to 50, (to be sold in bundles;) 500 pairs of lisle thread gloves, (to be sold by single pairs;) 500 towels; all at less than half price. Why? These goods are sam ples of New York wholesale houses that the commercial traveling salesmen are through with for their spring trade, and are put up in bundles of 3 and 4 pair no two alike to be sold by the bundle. Vy buying in this way you can get 3 or 4 pair for what you usually pay for 1 pair. Come early, as they are going fast. W. H. Hull.