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hc ' Srrcc trader
Kvery (Saturday Slunnnif,
At SO L Pll8 Street.
(U malriij
WM. OIAN Ac HON, I'roprV,
SucceMon to Okiiiuii Ilurreiniw.
WM. OSMAX, Km tors
1 a. WILLIAMS and E. 0. Oh MAN, AwlbTAS re
Terms of Subscription:
If iirtt iwlit till end of three nmntln
.t......l mi ailflllin
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l,y enrrii-i, n.j - .
Fifteen cents h ycr I wlileJ to pnper cent out ot me
Coaniy, to cover preiuiyn unl of imM.iit-i.
TUiau term will lie strict 1 adhered lo.
on: AfSKXTS.
TI1E KI1KK TltANKIC in y bo obtained t the lol
p;coI)y the !ng!c copy, or mibscrlpUuini will he taken
or any length of time at thu ri'K'tilar ratei:
11. H. Poolbii, SereuA, 111.
J. H. Trowhhiixii. MriellU-.
I). II. 1'NHKHIIIl.I., Sellers. III.
I. T. Van Dukes, drum! llldfe.
GkorgkH. IUmiikh. for Troy C rove, Op!.!rand Will
tarn. A'!dre. Troy Grove.
San Francisco had a T(.0,000 blaze on
Wednesday by the burning of the Morton
building, one of the principal business
blocks cf the city.
Lorillard's American horse Iroquois
won the Stockbndgo cup at the Stockbridge
England) races on Thursday. Arana, also
one of Lorillarcl's horses, won the .lol, ns tone
plate in the same races.
mvstiTious disease lias appeared
among the cattle in the vicinity of
nnil larirc numbers are dying. The o
ion is held that it is caused by a
poisonous bug that infests the grass.
Joliet has been hav ing a gala week on
account of the State Firemen's Tourna
ment which met there on Thursday. The
attendance is quite large, 1500 firemen be
ing present front all parts of the state, and
the city is crowded with visitors. Engines
and full companies are present from Hraid
wood, Peru, Ottawa, Wilmington, Hyde
Tark, Oakland, Koseland, Kensington, Chi
cago and other cities.
Judge Fillsbury, who finds that hu will
probably never fully recover from
the wound ho received on the Chi
cago and Alton Railroad near Chicago a
year ago, during the stnko ot the iron
Tnoulders, has Micil the railroad company
for 50,000 damages. He claims that the
officers of the train knew that a riot was in
progress at Twenty-third Btreet, and that
by stopping the train and allowing the
uien with arms to get aboard the train they
endangered the lives of the passengers.
Gen. Crook no doubt thought, when he
got back from his Mexican campaign
against the Apaches with his 500 prisoner,
including their most noted chiets, his Job
was finished, and all he had to do was to
dump them down m the San Carlos res
ervation, and let the government watch over
and feed them. Itut agent Wilcox decline
to kill the fatted calf to feed the renegade
bucks. The secretary of the interior takes
lie side of the agent, and Gen. Crook has
un elephant on his hands. Thu Indians
will not regard their surrender as binding
unless they can be kindly welcomed at the
reservation. The Indians who have re
mained quietly on the reservation object
to these hostile being rocoived back, and
altogether tbo outlook for a peacable settle
ment of the Apache question is not bo en
couraging aa it was supposed to bo a lew
days ugo.
Among the seven indicted star route
thieves whom a District of Columbia jury
recently acquitted, was Heredell, who at
the commencement of the trial plead guilty.
The amiable gentleman no doubt had
thought it anybody could know whether
he was a Btar routo thief and conspirator it
ought to be himself. 15ut the end ot the
trial showed that he was mistaken that
the notion that when he and Horsey and
Brady and the rest cooked up the various
pretty schemes by which they stole several
millions of government money they were
acting like thieves was all wrong, and
that they were really doing something en
tirely innocent and honest. Heredell,
therefore, seeing the others were not guilty,
asked the court to set aside his own plea of
guilty, and Judge Wylie promptly ordered
it done, saying one man cannot be guil
ty ot conspiracy. Heredell's plea should
have been, "Ouilty If the rest are."
The profession of journalism in tho west
bus lost one of its ablest and most, acrom
plished representatives in the death of
James W. Sheahan, which occurred at
his homo in Chicago early on last Sunday
morning. Mr. Sheahan had attained the
age of Bf( years. His health, doubllcs
from too close attention to his work, had
become impaired n year or two ago, but
his last serious illness set in on the otL
inst., under which he gradually faded
away until ho fell into his lat sleep.
Mr. SShcauan was a native of Washing
ton City where he commenced his career
as a newsboy. Having prospered in it, ht
next turned up as a law btudent, but soon
gave that up to engage in the more conge
nial and profitable occupation of a reporter
and newspaper correspondent. In this
capacity hi was employed in 1817 by the
proprietors of the Illinois SUtta lleiji(er
to report the proceedings of tbo constitu
tional convention of 1H47. Ileturning to
Washington, he attracted tho atteution of
Judge Douglas, who made him clerk of
hla committee, and aarmg the great Ne
braska Kaunas fight that came in with
184, the democrats having no organ in
Chicago, Mr. Sheahan was induced, with
the aid of money advanced by Isaac Cook
and others, to ome to Chicago and start
tie Chicago - Tima. It was a splendid
paper and made things bo lively that In
1S55 for the first time tn several years, tl
democrats elected their mayor in Chicago
confessidly througri the clllcient aid of the
Time. Tho paper, however, wss not a
notable financial success and In 1800 it
was sold to Mr. McCormick, who soon
afterwards turned it over to Mr. Storey.
After leaving tho Time Mr. Sheahan was
employed, during tho content ot 1800, on
the S!'iW J'tyMer, afterwards returning to
Chicago and starting tho I'oxt, which a
year or two later ho sold to the liejiublimu
Company, remaining in the olllce as a
writer during the administration of Mr,
Dana. Leaving tho Jirjmblienii with Mr.
D un, Mr. Sheahan next occupied a posi
tion on the Chicago Tribune, which ho re
tained to the time of his death.
While Mr. Sheahan was a brilliant and
foivible writer, and a man of high purpose
and fixed political and moral principles,
In: was not in the ordinary sense of the
term a politician. What settled political
principles he held were no doubt essen
tially democratic; but as a leading writer
on a republican journal he was, as the
Chicago Journal puts it, "too good a sol
dier to let his private opinions clash with
the policy of tho great journal on which
ho was so long engaged, and, no matter
what private views he held in regard to
men and measures, they were always sub.
ordinated to tho will of tho chief in com
mand." With the merely partisan discus
sions of the Tribune, however, Mr. Shea
han in fact had very little to do; his strong
hand made its bold mark in the discussion
of those great economic questions, free
tradu and financial reform, in which the
Tribune, though at variance with the bulk
of the republican journals of the country,
has ever occupied so conspicuous and hon
orable a position.
The Illinois Legislature reached a final
adjournment on Monday afternoon, a quo
rum having been kept together both on
Saturday and Monday to finish up the
business. The closing hours, as usual,
were somewhat disorderly, members throw-
mg paper bans, wnooping anu veiling,
pounding the desks with and hurling
books and pamphlets and succeeding in
smashing some windows and knocking
the class points from the chandeliers.
Speaker Collins was complimented with
thu presentation of a gold watch, and Pres
ident Campbell of the senate received a
silver tea service.
While the late legislature is justly criti
cized for the inordinate length of its ses
sion, there is this apology to offer, that it
grew out of tho evenly balanced state of
parties in the house, every measure of a
partisan character leading to a prolonged
contest the high license question and the
Jlradwell election contest alone taking up
tully halt the session.
Aside from its waste of time, however,
there is at least this to bo said in favor ot
the late legislature, that it it did but little
work it did little harm. The few acts it
passed (lets than 100 including the appro
priation bills) are generally regarded as
wise and necessary, while of the 1100 bills
introduced and unacted upon, the people
are doubtless more fortunate in their fail
ure than if they hadbecomo laws.
Of the laws passed, (aside from the ap
propriation bills, ot the character of which
it is still too early to judge,) the few that
may be called Important were tho high
license bill, tho bill amending the road
laws, various bills in reference to mines
and mining and the compulsory education
Of tho high license bill we have had
our say heretofore and have nothing to
add or take back. While we arc inclined
to think a majority of the people of the
state would vote for tho law, wo regard it
nevertheless as anti democratic, and hold
that all the good attainable under it could
have been more justly attained under our
local option law which it virtually super
Tho new road laws (or amendment
rather of the old road laws) are rather
complicated in their provisions, but gen
erally it may be said they require the coin
nussloners of highways, instead of wast
ing money each year in mere temporary
work, to construct permanent roads as fiu-t
as means will permit. They require work
to be done in accordance with the best
known methods of rond-aiaking, and let
by contract. To prevent as far as possible
tho seeding of weeds, thistles, etc. Full
provisions arc made for draining the roads
with tile, and for entering adjacent land
and carrying drains through them, nud
also for contracting with owners to drain
into it, they pay lug it part of the expense.
All road taxes, including poll taxes, must
bo paid in money. A levy of sixty cents
oh the 100 is permitted, if needed, with an
additional levy of forty cents (making $1
in all), in view of any contingency with the
coDsvrt of the town board. Tho supervi
sor of the township is made cx-nlllcio
treasurer ot tho commissioners, and the
town clerk, their clerk.
In reference to mines and mining sev
eral bills were passed. Ono provide for
State inspection of mines; another for the
construction of fire-proof buildings at the
entrance to a shaft; and the third for
weighing coal at the mines under the di
rection of an agent to be appointed by tin
miners. Thtc measures are believed to
provide full safeguard against many seri
ous (lungers that have hitherto attended
the mining interests la this State, anu to
avoid many sonrf c of disagreement and
trouble between the miners and mine own-
Tho suhstuice of the comp ulsory educa
tion bill may bo stated in a few words. It
provides that every. Ptrsou. bavjne the
charge of cf&tr.M of childrta 1n-tfreii the.ti.m. Hut the big figures to which they
ages of 8 and 14 year slall them to
school at least twelve weeks in o.i. l, nr.
unless excused ty the local Sch l II mr 1.1
The law further provides for Its own en- cornering firm had .2,000.000 in the deal
foiwment, and prociibes ih proper fines and mil the !arj kept rolling in. They
and penuliics to be Imposed upon thoseicould .stand it no longer and lvt Saturday
who disobey it. Ms parage will no ilobbt'the bears pot the a.lvantage of them and
iuhkc it ern'iarrnssiritr fr theauti', .::tit-c. .hn! tnmlled from 1 1 v;.'n 12 to fbo fi'J cts.
the larger towns, becaue it will c mpe! pi r pound, and the eornn w as broken,
additional nHmdance upon their a'p-ady j Of cmirm.', be.-tdes the Milwmikee firm
ovcrcrowdt ! choos. tnemselvcs many other-, took a larger or
Miu'iler share i:i the deal, and nil tiro
OHIO DEMOCRACY. 'caught In the mine way. the break involv-
The lHi-geH Democratic, convention i vcrjing the failure of nt least half a dozen of
held in Ohio met at Columbus on Wednes-! prominent firms.
day. Kvery county in the state wa ii"t
only fully represented, but many routines
sent double ileleyMinns to cn.-t their Mii.irle
vote. And a.-iiie from the di-legati-, hun
dreds of prominent democrats Ir m all
purls of the state attended r.s spec t i'ors.
Hon. John McSweeney, of ooco r, was
made President, lht.k d by : suital cm
plement of vice presidents and seer '...v.i'.
The convention proceeded without ; re
II miti dry waste of time to thu business be.
fore it, of nominating a stute ticket, lie t!c d
with a candidate for Oovenior. Three
candidates were orescntcd : .ImL'e 1 1 -.. 1 I
lev of Cincinnati. (Jen. Durbin War.l. and:
Judge (Jeddes; the choice falling on the
second ballot, upon Judge Hoadley The
balance ot the ticket was made up 'is to',
lows :
Supreme Judge (short term), Martin I).
Follett, Washington county.
Supremo Judge (long term), Selwin
Owen, Williams county.
Supreme Court Clerk, John J. Criik
shank, Miami county.
Attortiey-Generiil, James Lawrence,
Cuyahoyii county.
Auditor of State, I.'mil Keiseweiter,
Franklin county.
Treasurer of State, Peter lirady
dusky county.
Leroy l). jsrown, oi uutler county, was
nominated for School Commissioner, u:ul
James P. Martin, of Green cunty, for
member of the Hoard of Public Works.
A short platform was adopted, the fol
lowing being the resolution covering the
tarlll question :
2. We favor a taritr for revenue, limited
to the necessities of government economi
cally administered, and so adjusted to its
application as to prevent unequal burdens,
encourage productive Industries at home,
aftord just compensation to labor but not
to create or foster monopolies.
The convention was so large and the
proceedings more than usually excited and
earnest, because .every one felt certain that
a nomination was equivalent to an elec
tion, the success of the democrats in Ohio
next fall being regarded as one ot those
fixed certainties that no intelligent politi
cian questions imy more than he would a
decree of fate.
No doubt the high license bill, in cit i( t
where licenses heretofore have been as low
as 25 to $50 a year, operates as a grad
hardship. There arc in such cities many
small saloons, often clean, decent places in
the outskirts of town, kept by widows or '
infirm people, whom the new law,
once enforced, will in many cases reduce
to indigence if not beggary. There arc
such cases in Ottawa, where the license fee
has heretofore been but 50, and wheie,
after the 1st of July, forty of her sixty-five
saloon keepers will be compelled to go out
of busluess. The saint situation, but of
course on a much larger scale, was found
at Chicago. There also the license tee had :
been but 50, and ttio city had over 5000
licensed saloons. Of these it is believed
the S500 license of the legislature would
close up 1500, reducing at once, as Mayor
Harrison puts it, 25,000 people to beggary
To avoid euch a result the city council, on
the advice of Mayor Harrison, has under,
taken the bold experiment of circumvent
ingthe legislature for the coming year by
passing an ordinance to terminate the pres
ent licenses in that city with the 1st of
April last, and to grant new licenses for a
year from that date at 100, adding 3 as
clerk's fees; r.nd under this regulation, the
saloon Keepers are cro wo mg ny nuiuireus
to the city hall and taking out licenses for
the coming year.
It is doubtful, however, whether this ex
pedient cau be made to stick. The courts
of this state, we believe, have uniformly
held liquor licenses to be mere police reg
ulations and not contracts. City govern
ments derive all their powers from the
legislature, and the legislature has full
power at its will to change or nullify nny
of their ordinances or local regulations.
If cities, therefore, have been in the habit
of granting licenses for 50 a year and the
legislature says such licenses, from a cer
tain date, must be charged at a rate of not
less than 500 a year, licenses not being in
the nature of contracts, the legislative
mandate, it would seem, must be obeyed.
Hut this, with other matters connected
with tho new license law, no doubt the
courts will in due time b- called upon to
There whs a tremendom excitement on
the Chicago board of trnde last Saturday
'on the announcement of the lailure of the
big lard firm of McGcocb, Evcringham &
Co. The firm belongs to Milwaukee, but
had not only Invai'ed Chicago but all the
other leading trade centers, in a bold at
cempt to establish and maintain a corner
tin lard. The Armours a year or two ago
hud made such a tremendous strike by cor
nering pork, that this Milwaukee firm ini
agiHcJ they could in tho same way pocket
a couple of millions by cornering lard.
Tho simple process was to buy up or get
control of all the lard in tho country ond
then make consumers and the "shorts" pay
enough for it to give them an enormous
profit. Tbry figured up the lard crop for
the year and came to the conclusion that
$15,000,000 would cover 4bc whole operv
run up lard caused the hog men as rapidly
as a hog rcufched the market to convert it
iUo lard, so that Dttore they knew il the
l erionul Mention-
vC'a;it." l'luiic l.nr.l is rusticating
t.Ai-T. t ant. I'luiiii.ar.l is rtiMieanntf in
, this week.
j J ITT. I
Hot.. Jos, Glover was In town
('. Hit. ;oi h .me yerH-r Juy from
: s;n iii :ield.
j I. in r. Lieut. J. K. ( liupuun bus returned
ito his post, For: Lyuii, Colorado.
! I'kin'ih k. Mr. ii ti 1 Mr. iro. l'rlndle, Kal
'nmnzoo, Mk-li., ur ,'U"-ts f J. I". Porter and
! family.
W.w.r v i:. M
s Niii'fl!'' VnHare re.
.sai dwicl: Hiir..l on Wed-
turned fr-n-i t
rii.'.biy Iut.
U'w.i.v i:. Mrs. (.'. II. U'liKacu and child
reu have arrived in '.lie city from the Snnil-
ieli Islnmls.
Jv'KEi.s. Jm. II. Kckels, of this city, is
down on the bills for the Fourth of July ora
tion at Henry.
S.vsir. Mlsr-es Lura unJ Florence Nash re
turned from Wu'liinifton, 1. C on Saturday
afternoon last.
F.sT. Hew M. C. IVt'-'rs Is now enjoying
his vacation in the eit, taking in commence,
uietit at A'tna Mater.
E.st. Mrs. H. A. Cole and Mis Eldredge
will spend the summer amentr the Herkshlrc
Hills in Massachusetts.
Wooo. A. L. Wood has returned to Otta
wa from Norfolk, Vs., and will remain during
July and perhaps August.
Pin. Chas. H- Hamilton attended tho Phi
Kappa Simula fraternity banquet on Thurs
day eveninir lust, at Ch'.eato.
Kino. Miss (iertle King entertained the
Joie de Vie in rijrht royal manner on Thurs.
day evening. There were about 40 present.
Wohks. Chas. A. Works, Rockford, prose
eutor of Winnetmiro county, was iu town
the other day, shaking hands with oldfrieuds.
Visit. Morris I oilivhnt : "Mtss Kato
Jordan and Miss Shuler leave next Friday
for an extended visit to friends in Peoria and
other places.
C'oltow Duel P. Colton, of Princeton, a
graduate of the John Hopkins University
and Amherst, was In Ottawa on Thursday in
relation to school niatteri.
Ohio. A. C. Toombes and wife and boy,
Ashtabula, Ohio, the trentleman being a son
of J. B. Toombes, formerly of this city, are
visiting the family ot Frank A. Frost, West
Pini.i.ii'S. Supervisor Phillips, of Bureau
county, was in Ottawa, Thursday, the guest
of J. II. Eckels. He went all through our
new court house and thought it a magnifi
cent building.
TiioMi-sox. Miss Minnie Thompson,
formerly operator at thu central office, again
handles thu electric cords In a satisfactory
manner, Miss Mitchell being absent in the
west on a visit.
(Jiuhcates. Among the graduates at the
Morris Normal School, on June 15th, were
I John Bergeson, Earlville, and Nettie Fay,
Mendota, iu the Normal class; and In the
Literary and iscientifie class: Francis M.
Weld, fences; Grace Cireen, Ottawa; Ella A.
smith, Marseilles, and Alice M
Wai.cn. G. F.Welch, a Fkee Tradek sub
scriber, of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, a former citi
zen of Ottawa, with his wife, made their
friends here a brief visit during tho week.
Mr. Welch is ono of the many prosperous
and intelligent men whom La Salln county
has sent beyoud the Father of Waters to help
build up that fine country, and whom 6he
now delights to honor.
Smith. About July 1st, Mr. W. D. Smith,
the genial lessee of the City Mills, will retire
from the proprietorship. He Is a first class
miller, and besides working the mill to l.s
full capacity with eminent satisfaction to its
patrons, lias mado a host of friends through-
lout the county. Ills with much regret we
ll,.nr i.f Liu r,.t.riinir.t Tlti mill linsriTpr
will full into good hands, having been leased
by Cotton, llawell it Hamiltou, who will run
it on La Salle county wheat.
Stati:. We find l.u Salle county credited
with the following pupils at the State Uni
versity at Champaign : Jos. Weis, senior,
chemistry, Tonics; Albert L. Eliel, junior,
mechanical engineering, La Salle; Bertha R.
Oliver, freshman, literature and science, La
Salle; Florence M.Oliver, preparatory, lite
ruture and scienue, La Sallu; Edwin S. Peddi
cord, agriculture, Marseilles. The Ottawa,
Peru and Streator high sohools are on the
accredited high school list, graduates of
which are admilt'-'d to thu University with,
out examination.
40 Ko.l.
40 Rod Insect Powder kills at sight'
FoilllES & Lokkiaux.
The papers announce that the "Three I'd"
railroad is pushing Its construction on
through North Judson, Indiana. At this
place It will nuike connections with the At
Iantic it Pucitlc rosJ, which is virtually an
extension of tho Erie. At Plymouth, Indi
ana, it connects with tho great Pennsylvania
ystem. Two such defcirablc connections are
indeed a powerful lever in the hands of any
road. Wo believe from consulting tho map
that were the officers of the Seneca, Ottawa A
Mendota road to cross the river at Marseilles
and strike the Indiana, Illinois it Iowa road
at some convenient point, it would bo to the
benefit of all Interested. They would find
jiowerful auxiliary In the latter named cor
poratlon, besides huing some valuable con
nuctlons as indicated above.
A faithful brother recently prayed for the
absent members who were prostrate on beds
of sickness and chairs of wellness. He might
have prayed for those who do not boy their
clothing of A. Frank CoH tho Poeple's
Clothiers, for they will surely die poor.
The Swabian picnic took place ou Sunday
last In spite of the rain, which came down
in showers during the greater part of
the day. The Streator delegation came in
early with fvur car-loids of excursionists
and a band, of course. Ths band was a loud
oco (though a very good one) unJ with ques
tionable tastB rame Into town playing a gay
and festive inarch, while the rest of the city
was In tho midst cf religious exercises. Tho
p!lee naturally ordered their muzzles on.
About no. in th.-eo cur-loads came from Men
dot'i and the. north end; and a little later
three :ir-;:intls fruia Chicago und the east.
Tho afternoon is spent In the grove with
music, beer and merrymaking, th't ilny wind
higup with a concert iiutl ball at, Turn Hull.
Thu day pas-ed oil without disturbance of
uny kind.
If Mr. Walter A. Wood don't like the way
thu binder trial at Morristown, X. J., enme
out, how will something a littlu nearer home
suit him? Please read the following un.1. see
how the Peering corrals the Minneapolis
and tho Wood:
Bloomlngton, II., June V.), Ih!.
Wm. I)i:ciun.i: The Huering won a victory
yesterday nt Minooka over the Wood and the
MiniK'iiiolis in green rye. Each muchine
measured oil' a piece and took its turn tit cut
ting, while the spectators watched It. 1st,
Minneapolis cut their piece, missing six bun
dles. 'Jd, the Heenng cut iu jiieeo with nut
iimv.'h' n tmti'l'i nr iiitilriiirf a ytuji. 3J, the
Wood went to work, it choked down three
times and took two men to pull the tangled
grain out of the elevator and binder. It took
the Wood half an hour longer than thu Peer
ing to cut its piece. Xoni! but thu agent
voted for the Wood. Js. Un.ciinisr
Farir.crs, be w ise and make a good selec
tion. Hon't let a few dollars be thu cause of
your getting a binder that you will always
regret you bought, but buy the Deering,
sold by J. E. Pout;: k.
40 Koil.
40 Rod Insect Powder kills at sight.
Founns it LouuiAi'x.
The Ladies of the North Bend Sunday
School Union will give an Ice cream aud
strawberry festival ottliu residence of Charles
L. Hoffman on Tuesday evening, June Wth
A cordial Invitation is extended to all.
Hats. Our exhibit in this lino cannot be
equalled In the city. AM new styles displayed
as fast as they are brought out. Come and
examine. It will pay you. A. Frank & Co.
Mr. Thos. McPermott loosed a red fox on
iuusuay evening at the fair grounds, and a
pretty run was had by a number of ladles
and gentlemen. Miss Belle Gibson, being
the only lady in at the death, received the
As noted last week, a temple of the Patri
archal Circle was organized nt (he hall of
TontI Lodge, Opera House Block, on Friday
evening. The name given the new order in
this city was the "E. Y. Griggs Temple, No.
13, P. C," thu oilicers elected for the current
term being: Oracle, Chase Fowler; Vice Or
acle, Frank Frost; Commander, Jerry Maher;
Marshal, L A Williams; Kec Secretary, Chas
G Armstrong; Fiu Secretary, John Vogel;
Treasurer, T E McKinlay; Trustees: I B
Bumgardner, three years; Moses Sticfel, two
years; J W Horner, one year.
E Y Griggs succeeded to the ofilce of Ven
erable Oracle, and L L McKlnley to that of
Counsel. T E McKinlay was elected Repre
sentative to the Supremo Temple, which
will meet in Chicago on the 11th, l 'th and
13th of July.
The charter members are: E Y Griggs, Al
mond Thomas, John Hartung, John Vogle,
Thos McKinlay. L L McKinley, Dan'l Daly,
Chaso Fowlei, Frank Frost, Jerry Maher, L
A Williams, J A Wilson, Charles Armstrong,
George Miller, Wm Burgess, I B Bumgard
ner, Clarence Reed, John Horner, M Stiefel,
N S Campbell, J D Hammond.
An adjourned meeting will bo held at the
same place this evening, and a full attend
once Is reouested.
At tho Fair Grounds, on Thursday, besides
thu game of ball between the Streator Reds
and Ottawa Mascots, which tho former won
by a score of 13 to 10, there were twe little
trots; first, between Daisy, Gray and Lester,
won by Daisy, In about 2.55; tho second, be
tween Frank's Grey Sellm ond Ncely's Otta
wa Chief, won by Selim, in S.SO'i.
Several memuers of the Ottawa Fire De
partment went to Joliet oa Thursday to par
ticipate In the Tournament gotten up by the
Joliet department, taking with them the
steamer City of Ottawa. There was a large
attendance from tho surrounding towns aud
the contest between the Joliet and Ottawa
was lively, though the Joliet was a first class
and the Ottawa only a third class machine.
Notwithstanding this difference, many spec
tators claim that Ottawa should have been
awarded the first prize of $100 for throwing
water. Tho Chicago paper announce that
they got the second prize.
Should circumstances ever so favor the
Ottawa boys that they may Invite the Joliet
department to visit this city, we feel confident
thu visitors will have no cause of complaint
on the score of hospitality. It Is not at oil
Impossible that a challenge will go forth
from the plucky volunteer department of this
city against their brethren up tho canal, In
cluding their big steamer, when It Is hoped
there will be a test before impartial judges
to decide to which belongs the palm of
There was a very pleasant gathering at tho
residence of II. J. Logan, south bluff, on
Wednesday evening, the occasion being a
lawn soclublo given by the members of Flor
ence Lodge, Daughters of Rebekah, of this
city. The pleasant lawn was cheerfully
lighted, and tho strawberries and leo cream
were the best.
The coucert given by Fitzgerald's band on
Saturday evening last from tho balconies of
the court house, was enjoyed by a large num.
bcr of citizens. These concerts will be con
tinued every Saturday evening, un entire
chaugo of programme being promised for
each occasion.
Several young misses of school No. 5 (5th
ward) of this city yesterday mado the retiring
principal. Prof. Holmes, a present la the form
of an elegant easy chair. The girls were as
sisted In making the selection and in sur
prising Mr. Holmes by Russell & Son, from
whom the purchase was made.
'Ve are pleased to Bote that Cole's Veter
inary Carbollsalve is meeting with universal
favor among horsemen. It Is an article Of
taue merit, and deserves to have prominent
place In every stable." C htcayo jiormnan.
Ou Tuesday evening a little before 6 o'clock
Incipient fires were discovered In the roofs
of Btormont's foundrv and W. K. Stewart's
barn, on the east side. Both were eitln
galsbed without mat-rial lose.
Arrests .Vladc llnilr.
Ail Europe in an Uproar
and Terror Reigns
New Plots Discovered
and the End is
Not Yet.
The i'olicc on the Alert, and all
Suspicious Characters
Promptly Arrested.
"Uneasy Lies the Head that Wears a
Crown," but Blissful is the Life
of Those Who Use
Tascott's Enamel Paint, which Is mixed ready
for use, and put up iu cans of convenient and
handy sizes for family and general use; always
ready; never needs thinning uor further pre
paration. This Paint has boen used In Ottawa
ten years, and has stood tho tes; thoroughly,
giving perfect satisfaction in every case.
It can be applied by inexperienced persons,
making a job looking better and which is
more durable and lasting than any other
paint In the hands of experienced painters.
Ono trial convinces all of its superiority.
Call for sample of colors. Sold only by E.
Y. Griggs.
I have the most complete 6tock of paints,
itc., in town, and am better prepared to furn
Ish housekeepers with Paint, Colors, Calcim
lues, Brushes, itc, for houso-cleanlng season
than ever. Shall bo pleased to have those
about to paint call, and my prices shall be be
low all others, while the quality of stock is
guaranteed to be the best.
Tho Neola Cigar, which has had such a
largo 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 a
10 cent cigar was not mistaken ten per cent.
Sold only by E. Y. Griggs.
First Picnic of the Season.
Sample Lot of 1,000 prs.
of Ladies' and Children's
I lose, in prices ranging frewn
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 frkc.
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. By
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. II. Hclu

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